marriage

Not For Me

“Looking at the bride and groom, they again and again gave away clothes and jewels in charity. There is no way to explain the happy feelings and jovial nature of that day.” (Janaki Mangala, 147) nirakhi nichāvara karahi basana mani… Read More ›

Making the Ideal Song

“Taking the names of each, the married women sang auspicious songs. They worshiped Gauri and Ganesha for the wellbeing of the prince and princess.” (Janaki Mangala, 143) lai lai nāun suāsini mangala gāvahin | kunvara kunvari hita ganapati gauri pujāvahin… Read More ›

Again and Again

“Looking at the bride and groom, the men and women were so happy. Again and again, songs and drums played and the demigods rained down flowers.” (Janaki Mangala, 142) dulaha dulahininha dekhi nāri nara haraṣahiṃ | chinu chinu gāna nisāna… Read More ›

The Two Fathers

“In the three worlds, nothing could compare to the two. Dasharatha was equal to Janaka and Janaka equal to Dasharatha.” (Janaki Mangala, 129) tīni loka avalokahiṃ nahiṃ upamā kou | dasaratha janaka samāna janaka dasaratha dou || Download this episode… Read More ›

Different Kinds of Envy

“Janaka sent so many gifts of all different kinds. Seeing this, the demigods became envious over the bliss of the baratis.” (Janaki Mangala, 126) paṭhaī bhenṭa bideha bahuta bahu bhām̐tinha | dekhata deva sihāhiṃ ananda basarātinha || Download this episode… Read More ›

Hundreds of Ways

“Taking them in his lap, the king was very happy in the heart. His incomparable bliss cannot be explained even by Ananta Shesha Naga.” (Janaki Mangala, 122) hṛdayam̐ lāi lie goda moda ati bhūpahi | kahi na sakahiṃ sata seṣa… Read More ›

Meeting the Ultimate Objective

“Then Vishvamitra went to the guest area, taking Rama and Lakshmana. The barat party became extremely joyful looking at them, with love filling their hearts.” (Janaki Mangala, 121) ge janavāsahiṃ kausika rāma lakhana lie | haraṣe nirakhi barāta prema premudita… Read More ›