Ramcharit Charcha CLVI

II Shree Guruvey namah II

Jai Shri ram,

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II
II Sri ram jai ram jai jai Ram II
II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

नृप हितकारक सचिव सयाना। नाम धरमरुचि सुक्र समाना।।
सचिव सयान बंधु बलबीरा। आपु प्रतापपुंज रनधीरा।।
सेन संग चतुरंग अपारा। अमित सुभट सब समर जुझारा।।
सेन बिलोकि राउ हरषाना। अरु बाजे गहगहे निसाना।।
बिजय हेतु कटकई बनाई। सुदिन साधि नृप चलेउ बजाई।।
जँह तहँ परीं अनेक लराईं। जीते सकल भूप बरिआई।।
सप्त दीप भुजबल बस कीन्हे। लै लै दंड छाड़ि नृप दीन्हें।।
सकल अवनि मंडल तेहि काला। एक प्रतापभानु महिपाला।।
दो0-स्वबस बिस्व करि बाहुबल निज पुर कीन्ह प्रबेसु।
अरथ धरम कामादि सुख सेवइ समयँ नरेसु।।154।।

We covered up to Doha 154 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that the King of Kekaydesh has won over the entire world with his own might and with the help of a brave loving brother and a wise minister. The King (Pratapbhanu) now enjoys all kinds of pleasures and follows righteous path.

On account of a brave and judicious ruler like Pratapbhanu looking after it, the lands of the kingdom became like Kaamdhenu (a cow which provides all that is desired of it) and became charming in all respects. The citizens of the kingdom became happy and any kind sufferings did not afflict them. All of them,the men and women, observed their duties and were good-looking. The minister, Dharamruchi who was a devotee of Lord Hari used to guide and help the king on day to day basis with his good policy oriented advice. The king also cared for the elderly, offered prayers to gods, served the saints, offered for manes and respected the lords of land i e the Brahmins whose all needs were fulfilled. The king performed all the religious duties enshrined in Vedas with utmost pleasure and due respect. The king gave alms to needy on a daily basis; he listened to all religious stories given in Puranas and to Vedic verses. He created on a grand scale all amenities like wells, ponds, reservoirs, beautiful gardens, orchards, dwellings for the Brahmanas and temples of gods in all the holy places.

The king also performed all Yagnas (Sacrifices) that the Vedas mention, many many times but with great interest.

(The king has been described to be a one who is benevolent, just and carries on duties not as willed but as required.)

We have now covered up to Doha 155 of Balkand.

भूप प्रतापभानु बल पाई। कामधेनु भै भूमि सुहाई।।
सब दुख बरजित प्रजा सुखारी। धरमसील सुंदर नर नारी।।
सचिव धरमरुचि हरि पद प्रीती। नृप हित हेतु सिखव नित नीती।।
गुर सुर संत पितर महिदेवा। करइ सदा नृप सब कै सेवा।।
भूप धरम जे बेद बखाने। सकल करइ सादर सुख माने।।
दिन प्रति देह बिबिध बिधि दाना। सुनहु सास्त्र बर बेद पुराना।।
नाना बापीं कूप तड़ागा। सुमन बाटिका सुंदर बागा।।
बिप्रभवन सुरभवन सुहाए। सब तीरथन्ह बिचित्र बनाए।।
दो0-जँह लगि कहे पुरान श्रुति एक एक सब जाग।
बार सहस्त्र सहस्त्र नृप किए सहित अनुराग।।155।।

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!
Prabhu Shri Ram Ki Jai!
Sant Samaaj Ko Pranaam!
Goswami Tulsidas ki jai!

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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