Ramcharit Charcha CCLXXIX

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

अति गहगहे बाजने बाजे। सबहिं मनोहर मंगल साजे।।
जूथ जूथ मिलि सुमुख सुनयनीं। करहिं गान कल कोकिलबयनी।।
सुखु बिदेह कर बरनि न जाई। जन्मदरिद्र मनहुँ निधि पाई।।
गत त्रास भइ सीय सुखारी। जनु बिधु उदयँ चकोरकुमारी।।
जनक कीन्ह कौसिकहि प्रनामा। प्रभु प्रसाद धनु भंजेउ रामा।।
मोहि कृतकृत्य कीन्ह दुहुँ भाईं। अब जो उचित सो कहिअ गोसाई।।
कह मुनि सुनु नरनाथ प्रबीना। रहा बिबाहु चाप आधीना।।
टूटतहीं धनु भयउ बिबाहू। सुर नर नाग बिदित सब काहु।।
दो0-तदपि जाइ तुम्ह करहु अब जथा बंस ब्यवहारु।
बूझि बिप्र कुलबृद्ध गुर बेद बिदित आचारु।।286।।

We covered up to Doha 286 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas and learned that an atmosphere of celebration and festivity came to prevail at the venue of Dhanushyagna after Muni Parasuram’s departure and kings becoming silent. King Janak thanked Muni Vishwamitra and the two brothers and sought the advice of Muni about what was to be done next. Muni advised that the marriage was already a fact after the breaking of bow as per the well known vow of Janak however the ritual of marriage in accordance with family tradition, advice of elders, Vipras and Guru may be performed.

दूत अवधपुर पठवहु जाई। आनहिं नृप दसरथहि बोलाई।।
मुदित राउ कहि भलेहिं कृपाला। पठए दूत बोलि तेहि काला।।
बहुरि महाजन सकल बोलाए। आइ सबन्हि सादर सिर नाए।।
हाट बाट मंदिर सुरबासा। नगरु सँवारहु चारिहुँ पासा।।
हरषि चले निज निज गृह आए। पुनि परिचारक बोलि पठाए।।
रचहु बिचित्र बितान बनाई। सिर धरि बचन चले सचु पाई।।
पठए बोलि गुनी तिन्ह नाना। जे बितान बिधि कुसल सुजाना।।
बिधिहि बंदि तिन्ह कीन्ह अरंभा। बिरचे कनक कदलि के खंभा।।
दो0-हरित मनिन्ह के पत्र फल पदुमराग के फूल।
रचना देखि बिचित्र अति मनु बिरंचि कर भूल।।287।।

Muni Vishwamitra also advised Janak to send messenger to Ayodhya with an invitation to King Dashrath to come to Janakpur. King Janak happily agreed with Muni and summoned messenger right then and made them carry the message and invitation. King Janak then called leading and respectable citizens of Janakpur who came over and bowed down before the king. They were then told to decorate the markets and their own houses and the temples making the city look beautiful along with its surroundings. All of them proceeded to take care of the assigned task with gusto and vigor. King then asked his own personal staff instructing them to get erect special kind of tents; honoring the word of king they went and called experts in the art of creating big pavilions. Invoking Brahma, the divine creator, they began work by first constructing golden replicas of Kadali (an auspicious tree) which were then decorated with suitable types of precious stone as its leaves and fruits. The beauty of the spaces created there made even the Brahma himself bewildered in excitement.

We have covered up to Doha 287 of Balkand.

बेनि हरित मनिमय सब कीन्हे। सरल सपरब परहिं नहिं चीन्हे।।
कनक कलित अहिबेल बनाई। लखि नहि परइ सपरन सुहाई।।
तेहि के रचि पचि बंध बनाए। बिच बिच मुकता दाम सुहाए।।
मानिक मरकत कुलिस पिरोजा। चीरि कोरि पचि रचे सरोजा।।
किए भृंग बहुरंग बिहंगा। गुंजहिं कूजहिं पवन प्रसंगा।।
सुर प्रतिमा खंभन गढ़ी काढ़ी। मंगल द्रब्य लिएँ सब ठाढ़ी।।
चौंकें भाँति अनेक पुराईं। सिंधुर मनिमय सहज सुहाई।।
दो0-सौरभ पल्लव सुभग सुठि किए नीलमनि कोरि।।
हेम बौर मरकत घवरि लसत पाटमय डोरि।।288।।

Using all kinds of precious stones and precious metals the straight but knotted bamboos, the creepers with leaves and flowers. Interlocked and woven they looked beautiful. Lotuses were also artificially created using various precious stones. Statues of gods were carved on the pillars, in their hands auspicious articles and stuff were placed. The floors were decorated too with powdered precious stones. There were different hangings and cords made of all kinds of precious material fixed all over showing auspicious flowering mango tree.

We have now covered up to Doha 288 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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