lakshmana

Taking The Lead In Following

“And the highly splendorous Lakshmana, who is the dear follower of your husband and overcome himself by grief, bows his head in offering obeisances to you.” (Hanuman speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 34.4) lakṣmaṇaḥ ca mahātejā bhartuḥ… Read More ›

The Favorite Brother

“And the highly splendorous Lakshmana, who is the dear follower of your husband and overcome himself by grief, bows his head in offering obeisances to you.” (Hanuman speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 34.4) lakṣmaṇaḥ ca mahātejā bhartuḥ… Read More ›

Gauging the Reaction

“Looking at Rama and Lakshmana’s beauty, the people of the city became so happy. From love their hearts are filled with bliss, eyes with tears, and bodies with excitement.” (Janaki Mangala, 55) rāma-lakhana-chabi dekhi magana bhae purajana | ura ananda… Read More ›

Filled With Love

“Looking at Rama and Lakshmana’s beauty, the people of the city became so happy. From love their hearts are filled with bliss, eyes with tears, and bodies with excitement.” (Janaki Mangala, 55) rāma-lakhana-chabi dekhi magana bhae purajana | ura ananda… Read More ›

Sharada Purnima

“In that royal meeting, the two jewels of the Raghu family were looking so beautiful, like the brightest moons of the fall season amongst the stars that brighten the earth.” (Janaki Mangala, 49) rājata rāja samāja jugala raghukula mani |… Read More ›

The Royal Treatment

“Hearing Vishvamitra compliment the beautiful arrangements, the king became happy. Then, he offered beautiful thrones for Rama, Lakshmana and the muni to sit on.” (Janaki Mangala, Chand 6.2) kausika sarāhī rūcira racanā janaka suni haraṣita bhae | taba rāma lakhana… Read More ›

Friends of the Demigods

“These two are the sons of King Dasharatha, are jewels of their family line, are named Rama and Lakshmana, and are here to vanquish the enemies of the demigods.” (Janaki Mangala, 47) pūṣana baṃsa bibhūṣana dasaratha nandana | nāma rāma… Read More ›

Brahman’s Form

“When he heard this, the muni said with love and excitement, ‘O king, these children are the appearance of your spiritual profit; they are the very Brahman.’” (Janaki Mangala, 46) kaheu saprema pulaki muni suni mahipālaka | e paramāratha rūpa… Read More ›