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Affinity For Lotuses

“Dressed in a single yellow garment, made of the best cloth, but which was in a bad condition, covered with dirt and without any ornaments, she resembled a lotus pond devoid of lotuses.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 15.21) pītena ekena… Read More ›

If You Look Close Enough

“She had a beautiful splendor that was barely discernible, like a flame of a fire enveloped in smoke.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 15.20) manda prakhyāyamānena rūpeṇa rucira prabhām | pinaddhām dhūma jālena śikhām iva vibhāvasoḥ || Such is the nature… Read More ›

Always Spotless

“Then Hanuman saw a woman wearing a soiled garment, who was surrounded by female Rakshasas. She was thin from fasting, extremely sad and sighing again and again. Hanuman saw that she was spotless like the streak of the moon at… Read More ›