What To Give

“O Prabhu, you fulfill all desires and give the four fruits of existence. Understanding that, I am fearful of what I could possibly give to you.” (Janaki Mangala, 22) tumha prabhu pūrana kāma cāri phaladāyaka | tehiṃ teṃ būjhata kāju… Read More ›

Succeeding in Work

“With folded hands the king said the following words which were auspicious and good to hear: ‘Seeing your pure lotus feet today I am very much obliged to you.’” (Janaki Mangala, 21) rāu kaheu kara jora subacana suhāvana | bhayau… Read More ›

Basking in Sweetness

“Seeing that sweet and beautiful form, the muni wants to keep worshiping it. Again and again, the muni praises the great spiritual merits of King Dasharatha.” (Janaki Mangala, 20) madhura manohara mūrati cāhahiṃ | bāra bāra dasarathake sukṛta sarāhahiṃ ||… Read More ›

Love At First Sight

“When the muni looked at Rama with His brothers, his eyes welled up with tears, his body became thrilled with excitement, and his mind became so enchanted by the beauty.” (Janaki Mangala, 18) rāmahiṃ bhāinha sahita jabahiṃ muni joheu |… Read More ›

Showering Nectar

“Vishvamitra gave them his blessing and they all became happy, like a new kalpa creeper being watered with pure nectar.” (Janaki Mangala, 17) kausika dīnhi asīsa sakala pramudita bhaī | sīncīṃ manahum̐ sudhā rasa kalapa latā naīṃ || Picture a… Read More ›

Joyful Respect

“Possessing love, fortune, good luck, humility, beauty and wearing so many ornaments, with happiness in their hearts the queens, along with their sons, all came and offered their obeisances to the feet of the rishi.” (Janaki Mangala, Chand 2.2) anurāga… Read More ›

Little Did He Know

“Welcoming his dear guest and worshiping his feet, the king said, ‘Because you have visited I don’t think anyone is as fortunate as I am.’” (Janaki Mangala, 16) pūji pahunaī kīnha pāi priya pāhuna | kaheu bhūpa mohi sarisa sukṛta… Read More ›