sita and rama

Door Number Two

“Hearing Vashishtha’s words with patience, folding his hands the protector of Koshala said: ‘My lord, you are an ocean of kindness and knower of everything, thus it is not proper for me to request anything from you.’” (Janaki Mangala, Chand… Read More ›

Raising the Roof

“Wherever you go there are the ecstatic sounds of singing and drums beating. The excitement for Sita’s marriage is so great that what words are there to explain it?” (Janaki Mangala, 14) gāna nisāna kolāhala kautuka jaham̐ taham̐ | sīya-bibāha… Read More ›

Every Kind of Happiness

“Supremely famous is that city of Janakpur, where Sita Devi, the goddess of fortune herself appeared, making it like an ocean full of every type of happiness.” (Janaki Mangala, Svayamvara Ki Taiyari, 5) taham̐ basa nagara janakapura parama ujāgara| sīya… Read More ›

Good Day To Be Alive

“It is the good day of the svayamvara, which gives auspiciousness. By hearing of this Sita and Rama stay in the heart.” (Janaki Mangala, Svayamvara Ki Taiyari, 3) subha dina racyau svayaṃbara mangaladāyaka | sunata śravana hiya basahiṃ sīya raghunāyaka… Read More ›