Giving Him A Problem

“Hearing the request of ‘don’t give up your love’, Rama made many entreaties in return. After embracing each other with love, with a controlled mind Janaka returned.” (Janaki Mangala, Chand 22.1) jani choha chāḍaba binaya suni raghubīra bahu binatī karī… Read More ›

Bringing God Into My Life

“Then the king offered prayers to Vashishtha and the other munis. Approaching Vishvamitra’s lotus feet, he offered many prayers.” (Janaki Mangala, 174) puni basiṣṭha ādika muni bandi mahīpati | gahi kausika ke pāi kīnha binatī ati || Download this episode… Read More ›

Judging Offerings

“’O you who know the people, please keep love for them who are offered to you’, were the loving words sounded by the downtrodden mother. Again and again the queen brought the children to her heart and hugged them.” (Janaki… Read More ›

The Defense Rests

“As you are very strong, the brother of the master of the treasury [Kuvera] and possess a great military force, why did you have to lure Rama away to come and do your wife-robbery?” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki… Read More ›

A Treasure Mine

“The group of young girls and queens stayed there in this way, receiving every auspicious treasure looking at Sita and looking at Rama.” (Janaki Mangala, 152) jubati jūtha ranivāsa rahasa basa ehi bidhi | dekhi dekhi siya rāma sakala mangala… Read More ›

Hear Our Jokes

“The wise ladies taught them how to play the wedding games. Winning and losing, they made accusations and gave a ribbing to both queens.” (Janaki Mangala, 150) juā khelāvana kautuka kīnha sayāninha | jīti hāri misa dehiṃ gāri duhu rāninha… Read More ›

Feeling Like Family

“The clever ladies taught the bride and groom all the rituals. Giving curses to the other party in fun, feeding morsels of food to each one equally, they are very happy.” (Janaki Mangala, 149) catura nāri bara kunvarihi rīti sikhāvahin… Read More ›

Son of the Earth

“At that time, Sita’s brother came there from the earth. Performing the rituals and giving blessings, he made himself known.” (Janaki Mangala, 148) siya bhrātā ke samaya bhoma tahan āyau | durīdurā kari negu sunāta janāyau || Download this episode… Read More ›

Not For Me

“Looking at the bride and groom, they again and again gave away clothes and jewels in charity. There is no way to explain the happy feelings and jovial nature of that day.” (Janaki Mangala, 147) nirakhi nichāvara karahi basana mani… Read More ›