Daily Archives: July 3, 2017

Poem – the arghya

Outspake Bhishma to Yudhishthir: ‘Monarch of this wide domain, Honour due to crowned monarchs doth our sacred law ordain, Arghya to the wise Preceptor, to the Kinsman and to Priest, To the Friend and to the Scholar, to the King … Continue reading

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poem – fest and sacrifice

Jumna’s dark and limpid waters laved Yudhishthir’s palace walls And to hail him Dharma-raja, monarchs thronged his royal halls, He to honoured kings and chieftains with a royal grace assigned Palaces with sparkling waters and with trees umbrageous lined, Honoured … Continue reading

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poem – ravan’s coming

Ravan watched the happy moment burning with a vengeful spite, Came to sad and sorrowing Sita in the guise of anchorite, Tufted hair and russet garment, sandals on his feet he wore. And depending from his shoulders on a staff … Continue reading

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poem – brother’s faithfulness

Tears bedewed the face of Lakshman as he heard what Sita, said, And he touched the feet of Rama and in gentle accents prayed: ‘If my elder and his lady to the pathless forests wend, Armed with bow and ample … Continue reading

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poem – the fall of bali

Star-eyed Tara softly counselled pressing to her consort’s side, Mighty Bali proudly answered with a warrior’s lofty pride: ‘Challenge of a humbled foeman and a younger’s haugty scorn May not, shall not, tender Tara, by a king be meekly borne! … Continue reading

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