svayamvara

Only The Best

“The princes and their armies were beautiful, chivalrous, and of good age, family and birth, looking as if Indra had descended to earth and was marching towards Janakpur.” (Janaki Mangala, 9) rūpa sīla baya bansa birūda bala dala bhaye |… Read More ›

Hitting The Road

“Thereafter, in country after country the message of the king was sent, upon hearing which everyone became happy. Together with their caravans stocked with provisions, every community then came to King Janaka’s city.” (Janaki Mangala, Chand 1.2) puni desa desa… 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 ›

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 ›