Ramcharit Charcha CCLXI

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

We covered up to Doha 268 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that Rishi Parasuram has arrived at the venue of Dhanushyagna in Janakpur where the kings who were shouting threatfully have become quiet. They know this great Rishi really is and fear him most. The Rishi, though attired as a Sanyasi also holds weapons, his personality shows the mix of heroism and wisdom. Parasuram, a devotee of Lord Shiv is angered because he has come to know of breaking of bow of Shiv, his master and preferred deity.

All the kings rose up when they saw awe inspiringly dressed up Parasuram enter the place; they became frightened and uneasy. All of them prostrated before him showing respect and uttering their own names as well as names of their fathers by way of introduction.

Even when Parasuram looked at the kings in his own natural way, the one looked up on thought that he is going to be in trouble (such was the might and fear of Parasuram). King Janak also came forward and bowed down before the Muni and also summoned Sita to pay respects. Muni gave his blessings and immediately the friends of Sita took her away in to the company of her own people.

Muni Vishwamitra also came to meet Parasuram (Muni Vishwamitra was also a Kshatriya King before becoming a Sanyasi) and called the two brothers (Ram and Lakshman) also to touch the lotus feet of Parasuram saying that they were sons of King Dashrath. Parasuram noticed that both were very decent and charming and gave them his blessings too.

It was Shri Ram who captured his glance in a way that Parasuram could not move it away from Him, Parasuram saw that His beauty was beyond comparison and it could have easily humbled the pride of Kaamdev, the god of love (since Parasuram was a realized one himself, he could know that Ram was not one of the world and was even superior to gods).

Now Parasuram looked at Videh Janak and asked what was this large assembly for; Parasuram asked as an ignorant person but the fact was that he had known the matter and his whole body was shaking with uncontrollable anger (the event of breaking of the bow had made the whole universe filled with sound and fury so Parasuram was aware that someone had done it but was not aware who exactly it was. In a way his anger was justified but strangely it could have been avoided if he believed the invincibility of Shiv’s bow, he could have deducted easily that it must have been the will and act of the Supreme God Himself who was even above Shiv. Full faith avoids many unwanted situations, this we will learn ahead).

We have now covered up to doha 269 of Balkand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Prabhu Shri Ram Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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