sita’s marriage

Bhojana

“With the four types of food, of so many different varieties, the King of Ayodhya and the barata party took their meal.” (Janaki Mangala, 159) cahu prakāra jevanāra bhaī bahu bhāntinha | bhojana karata avadhapati sahita barātinha || Download this… Read More ›

Five-Star General

“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 ›

The Lion’s Den

“Examining her love, Rama broke the bow, like a young lion routing a great elephant.” (Janaki Mangala, 104) prema parakhi raghubīra sarāsana bhanjeu | janu mṛgarāja kisora mahāgaja bhanjeu || Download this episode (right click and save) “Though this youth… Read More ›

Don’t Break The Oath

“Understanding that Rama’s beauty, patience, age and ancestry were completely perfect, the king remembered his own oath and thus started to lament.” (Janaki Mangala, 48) rūpa sīla baya baṃsa rāma parisurana | samujhi kaṭhina pana āpana lāga bisūrana || You… Read More ›

Avoiding Scorn

“Seeing that his daughter was unmarried and at an age suitable for marriage, the king spoke with his guru and relatives to see what should be done. They advised him to plan a svayamvara, so the king decided upon a… Read More ›