A Happy Reception

“Planting auspicious trees, decorating with rice flour, filling the thalis with yogurt and grass for the arati, the lovely ladies looked beautiful with their fawn-like eyes.” (Janaki Mangala, Chand 23.1) maṅgala biṭapa man̄jula bipula dadhi dūba acchata rōcanā |  bhari… Read More ›

Human Joke Machines

“From both directions, taking the names of the grooms and brides the ladies kept offering different jokes while they were eating, and this flooded that night with beauty and joy.” (Janaki Mangala, 160) dehi gāri bara nāri nāma lai duhu… Read More ›

The Best For Your Son

“King Dasharatha left aside all work and began making all the wedding preparations. Making the barata procession, he first worshiped Lord Ganesha.” (Janaki Mangala, 119) rāu chānḍi saba kāja sāja saba sājahiṃ | caleu barāta banāi pūji ganarājahiṃ || Download… Read More ›