Ramcharit Charcha CCXCIII

II Shree Guruvey Nmah 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

जिन्ह कर नामु लेत जग माहीं। सकल अमंगल मूल नसाहीं।।
करतल होहिं पदारथ चारी। तेइ सिय रामु कहेउ कामारी।।
एहि बिधि संभु सुरन्ह समुझावा। पुनि आगें बर बसह चलावा।।
देवन्ह देखे दसरथु जाता। महामोद मन पुलकित गाता।।
साधु समाज संग महिदेवा। जनु तनु धरें करहिं सुख सेवा।।
सोहत साथ सुभग सुत चारी। जनु अपबरग सकल तनुधारी।।
मरकत कनक बरन बर जोरी। देखि सुरन्ह भै प्रीति न थोरी।।
पुनि रामहि बिलोकि हियँ हरषे। नृपहि सराहि सुमन तिन्ह बरषे।।
दो0-राम रूपु नख सिख सुभग बारहिं बार निहारि।
पुलक गात लोचन सजल उमा समेत पुरारि।।315।।

we covered up to Doha 315 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and learned that while in Janakpur the gods were astonished for they didn’t find any thing which was from the world of humans, Brahma too was greatly disturbed for he didn’t see any thing created by him there (it was the Siddhis under command of Sita who had been providing every thing). Lord Shiv knew the reality and admonished gods to concentrate on enjoying what was there without any skepticism marring their pleasure. Tripurari Shiv and Maa Parvati saw Ram again and again found themselves drawing ecstatic pleasure. King Dashrath along with his four sons, the Guru and the Brahmins seemed to have achieved every thing achievable in life.

केकि कंठ दुति स्यामल अंगा। तड़ित बिनिंदक बसन सुरंगा।।
ब्याह बिभूषन बिबिध बनाए। मंगल सब सब भाँति सुहाए।।
सरद बिमल बिधु बदनु सुहावन। नयन नवल राजीव लजावन।।
सकल अलौकिक सुंदरताई। कहि न जाइ मनहीं मन भाई।।
बंधु मनोहर सोहहिं संगा। जात नचावत चपल तुरंगा।।
राजकुअँर बर बाजि देखावहिं। बंस प्रसंसक बिरिद सुनावहिं।।
जेहि तुरंग पर रामु बिराजे। गति बिलोकि खगनायकु लाजे।।
कहि न जाइ सब भाँति सुहावा। बाजि बेषु जनु काम बनावा।।
छं0-जनु बाजि बेषु बनाइ मनसिजु राम हित अति सोहई।
आपनें बय बल रूप गुन गति सकल भुवन बिमोहई।।
जगमगत जीनु जराव जोति सुमोति मनि मानिक लगे।
किंकिनि ललाम लगामु ललित बिलोकि सुर नर मुनि ठगे।।
दो0-प्रभु मनसहिं लयलीन मनु चलत बाजि छबि पाव।
भूषित उड़गन तड़ित घनु जनु बर बरहि नचाव।।316।।

Lord Shiv and Parvati saw that complexion of Ram’s limbs matched that of the neck of a peacock (black as well as shining), The color of the clothes worn by Shri Ram was brighter than the hue of lightning. He put on various types of ornaments that were made especially for the occasion of marriage for different parts of body; they fitted nicely, looked beautiful and auspicious on His person. Ram’s face was like spotless moon that appears in the month of Sharad (i e month after rainy season which has clear skies), His eyes were more beautiful than the freshly blossomed lotus. His elegant beauty seemed to be of another world i e unlike that is found in the mundane world (and why not, He belongs to the world of His own), it was hard to describe it but the mind and heart were enjoying it wholly (i e the Supreme God can not be supposed to be wholly describable in words, He is however felt by the soul and understood when the mind is settled calm).

Ram’s brothers were with Him and looked remarkably charming themselves; they were astride horses that smart and fast and were able to put them to dance too. When the brothers displayed their equestrian art, the bards started telling the glory of the family of Dashrath. Ram was also on a steed that would have made Garuda incapable of gaining equivalent speed (though Garuda flies and is rode by Lord Vishnu Himself). The horse of Shri Ram was looking so beautiful as if Kaamdev (cupid) himself had taken the form of a horse.

The Kaamdev, taking form of a horse for the sake of Ram looked immensely charming, it made the all the worlds fascinated by his youthfulness, his strength, his aura of charm, and his qualities (Kaamdev other wise is not supposed to have very high status as a god, he had even been punished by Lord Shiv, he is supposed to distract people but here he is in service of Shri Ram and has become respectable just for it).

The saddle on the horse was studded with priceless gems and was sparkling, its band had bells tinkling and it stole the heart of all, be the Munis or ordinary people.

The horse was totally devoted to do as signaled by the lord. Ram, the bridegroom, on the horse back looked as if the dark cloud, dressed in lightning and ornamented with fireflies was making a decent looking horse dance (here it may be taken that when the Kaamdev (god of desires) dances to the tune of Lord Ram, it look fine but when he is freely dancing, it makes the recipe for disater).

We have now covered up to Doha 316.

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

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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