Month: April 2014

Keeping The Heart Calm

“Then to Rama and His brothers Janaka requested many times. With tears in his eyes and a throat choked up, he tried to keep his heart calm.” (Janaki Mangala, 175) bhāinha sahita bahori binaya raghubīrahi | gadagada kanṭha nayana jala… Read More ›

Rama Navami 2014

“O ocean of mercy, O ocean of happiness, O crest-jewel of great souls, from time to time please remember us, dear son, and don’t let go of your love.” (Janaki Mangala, 176) kṛpā sindhu sukha sindhu sujāna siromani | tāta… 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 ›

A Great Maintainer

“With folded hands Janaka said, ‘Please take me as your own. You are the tilaka of the Raghu family, and you always take care of the destitute.’” (Janaki Mangala, 172) kaheu janaka kara jori kīnha mohi āpana | raghukula tilaka… Read More ›

It’s a Tie

“With love and excitement, Janaka said to Dasharatha, ‘Please come back now.’ The kings then exchanged requests, with their words full of goodness.” (Janaki Mangala, 171) prema pulaki kahi rāya phiriya aba rājana | karata paraspara binaya sakala guna bhājana… Read More ›


“Janaka embraced Janaki and instructed her on everything that needed to be instructed. Going to his ministers, guru, and relatives, he brought them to the farewell procession.” (Janaki Mangala, 170) janaka jānakihi bheṭi sikhāi sikhāvana | sahita saciva gura bandhu… Read More ›

Calming Worries

“To the beating of drums, it was announced that the king was returning to Ayodhya. The many demigods rained down flowers, the aura was good, and everything looked beautiful.” (Janaki Mangala, 169) pare nisānahiṃ ghāu rāu avadhahiṃ cale | sura… Read More ›