marriage

Reminded Of Unalloyed Devotion

“Those jewels which were offered to Rama, delivered by me, dispersed on the ground and made a sound, as He lost consciousness.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.39) tāni rāmāya dattāni mayā eva upahṛtāni ca | svanavanti avakīrṇanti tasmin vihata… Read More ›

So Happy Together

“An ideal husband and wife are generally called Lakshmi-Narayana to compare them to the Lord and the goddess of fortune, for it is significant that Lakshmi-Narayana are forever happy as husband and wife.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 4.1.6 Purport) Download… Read More ›

Vana-Charini

“Then I was quickly ready to depart for becoming a forest dweller even ahead of Him, as when lacking His association even residence in heaven is not to my liking.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 33.27)… Read More ›

Daughters-In-Law

“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 ›

Dear To Everyone

“As Sita was leaving, the people of the town, the women, the horses, the cows, the birds and the deer became restless. Having heard the request of the mother-in-law, the jewel of the Raghu dynasty kindly solaced them and then… 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 ›

A Generous Dowry

“From the in-laws they received too many gifts to count. Included were male and female servants, horses, elephants, gold, clothing and jewels.” (Janaki Mangala, 156) dāija bhayau bibidha bidhi jāi na so gani | dāsī dāsa bāji gaja hema basana… Read More ›