Month: July 2014

Nothing Left

“They gave the beggars whatever they asked for and more, who gave their blessings here and there. Then they did puja to the devas and the forefathers for Rama’s good fortune.” (Janaki Mangala, 190) jācaka kīnha nihāla asīsahiṁ jaham̐ taham̐… Read More ›

With All Due Honor

“Upon arriving at the residence, they performed all the auspicious rituals with all due honor. They gave away clothes, gold, jewels and cows to the brahmanas.” (Janaki Mangala, 189) bhavana āni sanamāni sakala maṅgala ki’ē | basana kanaka mani dhēnu… Read More ›

Janma Saphala

“When the women opened up the veils to see the brides, they realized the meaning to their eyes, making their births successful.” (Janaki Mangala, 188) nāri uhārū ughāri dulahininha dēkhahiṁ | naina lāhu lahi janama saphala kari lēkhahiṁ || Download… Read More ›

From The Earth To The Sky

“Laying out the carpet and offering water, they respectfully took them across. Walking with excitement, there was full joy and bliss from the earth to the sky.” (Janaki Mangala, 187) dēta pāvaṛē aragha calīṁ lai sādara | umagi calē’u ānanda… Read More ›

I Can’t Help Myself

“Again and again they happily threw money as gifts to celebrate the auspiciousness. Looking at the brides and grooms, they drowned in an ocean of love.” (Janaki Mangala, 186) karahiṁ nichāvari chinu chinu maṅgala muda bharīṁ | dūlaha dalahininha dēkhi… Read More ›


“Staring again and again at their four sons and their wives, the mothers waved the arati lamps.” (Janaki Mangala, 185) badhuna sahita suta cāri’u mātu nihārahiṁ | bārahiṁ bāra āratī mudita utārahiṁ || Download this episode (right click and save)… Read More ›

Up To You

“Kausalya, Sumitra and all of the beautiful women of the court were happy in the mind. Decorating themselves and preparing everything, they rushed towards Rama, walking like mad elephants.” (Janaki Mangala, Chand, 23.2) mana mudita kausalyā sumitrā sakala bhūpati-bhāminī | … Read More ›

A Happy Reception

“Planting auspicious trees, decorating with rice flour, filling the thalis with yogurt and grass for the arati, the lovely ladies looked beautiful with their fawn-like eyes.” (Janaki Mangala, Chand 23.1) maṅgala biṭapa man̄jula bipula dadhi dūba acchata rōcanā |  bhari… Read More ›

Pious Trees

“In home to home they set up altar areas and hoisted flags. They planted trees bearing fruits, blossoms, and other auspicious signs.” (Janaki Mangala, 184) bandana vāra bitāna patākā ghara ghara |  rōpē saphala sapallava maṅgala tarūbara || Download this… Read More ›

A Part Of Me To Stay

“They drew patterns using colored rice flour, laid down four kalashas, and hoisted flags, decorating everything nicely. In the street many kinds of jubilant music played.” (Janaki Mangala, 183) cauṅkaiṁ puraiṁ cārū kalasa dhvaja sājahiṁ | bibidha prakāra gahāgaha bājana… Read More ›