Vanara Uttama

“O best of the Vanaras, you are mighty. You are capable. You are intelligent, for by yourself you have infiltrated this place of the Rakshasas.” (Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.7) vikrāntaḥ tvam samarthaḥ tvam prājñaḥ tvam vānara uttama… Read More ›


“You are indeed the Ravana I saw in Janasthana, who gave up his real form and took the form of a wandering religious mendicant.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 34.15) svam parityajya rūpam yaḥ parivrājaka rūpadhṛt… Read More ›


“By my returning there, this famous princess, Janaki, not seeing any rescue might indeed give up her life.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.9) gate hi mayi tatra iyam rāja putrī yaśasvinī | paritrāṇam avindantī jānakī jīvitam tyajet || Download… Read More ›

Bringing God Into My Life

“Then the king offered prayers to Vashishtha and the other munis. Approaching Vishvamitra’s lotus feet, he offered many prayers.” (Janaki Mangala, 174) puni basiṣṭha ādika muni bandi mahīpati | gahi kausika ke pāi kīnha binatī ati || Download this episode… Read More ›

Calming Worries

“To the beating of drums, it was announced that the king was returning to Ayodhya. The many demigods rained down flowers, the aura was good, and everything looked beautiful.” (Janaki Mangala, 169) pare nisānahiṃ ghāu rāu avadhahiṃ cale | sura… 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 ›

The Defense Rests

“As you are very strong, the brother of the master of the treasury [Kuvera] and possess a great military force, why did you have to lure Rama away to come and do your wife-robbery?” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki… Read More ›