marriage

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 ›

The Best For Your Son

“King Dasharatha left aside all work and began making all the wedding preparations. Making the barata procession, he first worshiped Lord Ganesha.” (Janaki Mangala, 119) rāu chānḍi saba kāja sāja saba sājahiṃ | caleu barāta banāi pūji ganarājahiṃ || Download… Read More ›

What’s Bugging You

“As antaryami, Shri Rama knows everyone’s maladies. Raising the bow, in curiosity He is drawing the string to His ear.” (Janaki Mangala, 103) antarajāmī rāma marama saba jāneu | dhanu caḍhāi kautukahiṃ kāna lagi tāneu || Download this episode (right… Read More ›

Worship in Tradition

“Unable to say anything, with a worried heart Sita laments. Remembering Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha, she prays.” (Janaki Mangala, 100) kahi na sakati kachu sakucati siya hiyam̐ socai | gauri ganesa girīsahi sumiri sakocai || Download this episode (right click… Read More ›

Shining Like Lightning

“From their window perch, the wives of the royal court are peeking out. While talking, their shiny teeth look like lightning.” (Janaki Mangala, 72) lāgi jharokhanha jhānkahiṃ bhūpati bhāmini | kahata bacana rada lasahiṃ damaka janu dāmini || In this… Read More ›

Won Over

“Reaching that honored city, which was protected by the arms of the ten-headed Ravana, roaming about and not finding that highly respected daughter of King Janaka, who was won over by her husband’s divine qualities, that monkey then became highly… Read More ›