Category Archives: Valmiki

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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poem – the sentence

Morning came and duteous Rama to the palace bent his way, For to make his salutation and his due obeisance pay, And he saw his aged father shorn of kingly pomp and pride, And he saw the Queen Kaikeyi sitting … Continue reading

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poem – greetings

Message from returning Rama, Vanars to Ayodhya brought, Righteous Bharat gave his mandate with a holy joy distraught: ‘Let our city shrines and chaityas with a lofty music shake, And ourpriests to bright Immortals grateful gifts and offerings make, Bards, … Continue reading

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poem – the sacrifice

Years have passed; the lonely Rama in his joyless palace reigned, And for righteous duty yearning, Aswa-medha rite ordained, And a steed of darkest sable with the valiant Lakshman sent, And with troops and faithful courtiers to Naimisha’s forest went. … Continue reading

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poem – sita lost

Morning dawned; and with Valmiki, Sita to the gathering came, Banished wife and weeping mother, sorrow-stricken, suffering dame, Pure in thought and deed, Valmiki gave his troth and plighted word,- Faithful still the banished Sita, in her bosom held her … Continue reading

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