Category Archives: Valmiki

Poem – The Consecration 

Joy! joy in bright Ayodhya gladness filled the hearts of all, Joy! joy a lofty music sounded in the royal hall, Fourteen years of woe were ended, Rama now assumed his own, And they placed the weary wand’rer on his … Continue reading

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Poem – The City Decorated 

With his consort pious Rama, pure in deed and pure in thought, After evening’s due ablutions NARAYANA’S chamber sought, Prayed unto the Lord of Creatures, NARAYANA Ancient Sire, Placed his offering on his forehead, poured it on the lighted fire, … Continue reading

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Poem – Surpa Yarua Punished 

Rama heard her impious purpose and a gentle smile repressed, To the foul and forward female thus his mocking words addressed: ‘List, O passion-smitten maiden! Sita is my honoured wife, With a rival loved and cherished cruel were thy wedded … Continue reading

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Recital Of The Ramayana – Valmiki

When the silent night was ended, and their pure ablutions done,  Joyous went the minstrel brothers, and their lofty lay begun,  Rama to the hermit minstrels lent a monarch’s willing car,  Blended with the simple music dulcet was the lay … Continue reading

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The King’s Lament -Valmiki 

Is this torturing dream or madness, do my feeble senses fail, O’er my darkened mind and bosom doth a fainting fit prevail?  So the stricken monarch pondered and in hushed and silent fear,  Looked on her as on a tigress looks … Continue reading

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The Quest For Sita – Valmiki 

Past the rains, the marshalled Vanars gathered round Sugriva bold,  And unto a gallant chieftain thus the king his purpose told:  ‘Brave in war and wise in counsel! take ten thousand of my best  Seek the hiding-place of Ravan in … Continue reading

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The Sandals – Valmiki

Tears nor sighs nor sad entreaty Rama’s changeless purpose shook,  Till. once more with hands conjoinéd Bharat to his elder spoke:  ‘Rama, true to royal mercy, true to duties of thy race,  Grant this favour to thy mother, to thy … Continue reading

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