phulahi pharahi sadå taru kånana, rahahi eka sa°ga gaja pamcånana |
khaga mrga sahaja bayaru bisaråi, sabanhi paraspara priti baRhåi ||1||
kujahi khaga mrga nånå brmdå, abhaya carahi bana karahi anamdå |
sitala surabhi pavana baha mamdå, gumjata ali lai cali makaramdå ||2||
latå bitapa måge° madhu cavahi,° manabhåvato dhenu paya sravahi° |
sasi sampanna sadå raha dharani, tretå°bhai krtajuga kai karani ||3||
pragati° girinha bibidhi mani khåni, jagadåtamå bhupa jaga jåni |
saritå sakala bahahi bara båri, sitala amala svåda sukhakåri ||4||
sågara nija marajådå°rahahi, dårahi ratna tatanhi nara lahahi° |
sarasija samkula sakala taRågå, ati prasanna dasa diså bibhågå ||5||
Birds & Beasts Lived in Perfect Harmony
Trees in the forests bloomed and were laden with fruit throughout the year. The elephant and lion lived together as friends. All sorts of birds and beasts forgot their natural enmity and increased loving relations with one another. Birds chirped (sang sweet songs) and various kinds of beasts fearlessly wandered in the woods in distinct herds, with joyous abandon.
A cool, soft and fragrant breeze blew all the time. Bees sipped the nectar from flowers and flitted about, humming all the while. Creepers and trees dripped honey to those who merely asked for it; cows gave plentiful milk to one's heart's content. The earth was always full of fields laden with crops. Satyayuga's scene prevailed even in the Treta Age.Very aware of the fact that the Ruler of the earth was none other than the Ultimate Being( the all-pervading spirit of the universe) mountains revealed mines containing precious stones of all kinds. Every river carried excellent water which was cool, clear and pleasant to taste. The oceans kept within their conventional bounds and strew jewels through waves on their shores, for men to gather.
Lotuses Bloomed in Ponds
All the ponds were full of lotus clusters.The quarters of all the ten directions (the states) were extremely happy.
bidhu mahi pura mayukhanhi rabi tapa jetanehi kåja |
måge° bårida dehi jala råmacamdra ke° råja ||23||
The Sun Shone Bright During the Treta Yuga
In the kingdom of Lord Ramchandra, the moon flooded the earth with her (nectarean) beams, while the sun shone bright just as much was needed. And on asking, the clouds poured down water (as much was necessary and wherever it was a necessity) as long as Lord Rama ruled.
kotinha båjimedha prabhu kinhe, dåna aneka dvijanha kaha°dinhe |
sruti patha pålaka dharma dhuramdhara, gunåtita aru bhoga puramdara ||1||
pati anukula sadå raha sitå, sobhå khåni susila binitå |
jånati krpåsimdhu prabhutåi, sevati carana kamala mana låi ||2||
jadyapi grha°sevaka sevakini, bipula sadå sevå bidhi guni |
nija kara grha paricarajå karai, råmacamdra åyasu anusarai ||3||
jehi bidhi krpåsimdhu sukha månai, soi kara sri sevå bidhi jånai |
kausalyådi såsu grha måhi,°sevai sabanhi måna mada nåhi° ||4||
umå ramå brahmådi bamditå, jagadambå samtatamanimditå ||5||
The Ashvamedha Yagna
Lord Rama did crores of Ashvamedha Yagas or horse-sacrifices and gave several gifts to Brahmanas. Lord Ramachandra upheld the path of the Vedas, was a champion of righteousness, was beyond the three gunas of nature (Sattva, Rajas and Tamas) and was like Indra (the lord of paradise) as far as enjoyment (bhoga) was concerned.
A treasure-trove of beauty, the virtuous and meek Sitå was forever devoted to Her husband. She very well knew the grandeur (supremacy) of the so very compassionate Lord Rama and served His lotus-feet with devoted dedication. Even though there were many male-servants and maid-servants in the palace, and they were all experts in the art of serving,(knew the importance of attending to His needs) nevertheless, Sita did all the house work with Her own hands and acted in accordance to Lord Ramachandra's orders.
Shri ji Delighted Shri Ram
Invariably Shri ji did what would bring delight to the Ocean of Mercy (Rama) because She was well-versed in the art of serving. Stripped of pride and conceit, Sita attended to the needs of Kausalya and other mothers-in-law in the palace.
Goddess Rama, the Mother of the Universe & Lord Vishnu
O Uma! (says Lord Shiva) Goddess Rama, the Mother of the Universe (Sita), is worshipped by even Brahma and the other gods and is forever blissful. (endowed with all the virtues)
Jåsu krpå katåcchu sura cåhata citava na soi |
råma padårabimda rati karati subhåvahi khoi ||24||
Whose merciful look the gods yearn for, but who never casts a glance at them, the very same Lakshmi ji (Janaki ji) forgot about her innate majesty and constantly loved Lord Råma's lotus feet.