Tag Archives: Sanskrit Literature

poem – krishna learns to walk

Kanha walks Two steps at a time, Yasoda’s desires see Fulfilment sublime. ‘Runuk jhunk’ sing His anklets, A sound So pleasing to the mind. He sits, But then is up immediately, A sight difficult to describe. All the ladies of … Continue reading

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poem – krishna begining to speak

Mohan’s begun to say ‘Maiya Maiya,’ And ‘Baba Baba’ to Nanda, Balaram He’s calling ‘baiya’ From atop the house Yasoda shouts Taking the name of kanhaiya. Don’t go far to play my darling Someone’s cow will hit ye. The gopas … Continue reading

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poem – krishna’s speech

Mirth and song and nuptial music waked the echoes of the night, Youthful bosoms throbbed with pleasure, lovelit glances sparkled bright, But when young and white -robed USHAS ope’d the golden gates of day, To Virata’s council chamber chieftains thoughtful … Continue reading

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poem – the princes

Gauntleted and jewel-girdled, now the warlike princes came, With their stately bows and quivers, and their swords like wreaths of flame, Each behind his elder stepping, good Yudhishthir first of all, Each his wondrous skill displaying held the silent crowds … Continue reading

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poem – the suitors

‘Brave Duryodhan and his brothers, princes of the Kuruland, Karna proud and peerless archer, sister! seek thy noble hand, And Gandhara’s warlike princes, Bhoja’s monarch true and bold, And the son of mighty Drona, all bedecked in gems and gold! … Continue reading

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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 – 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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