Tuesday, 25 December 2012

34. Happy days after marriages.

         Rama turned to his father and saw him in a daze. Rama told his agitated father Dasharatha kindly "Dad, Rama of Jamadagni has gone on his way, you may now order the army to move on towards Ayodhya." 
      On hearing the words of Rama, king Dasharatha hugged his son with both arms, and kissed him on the forehead.  He heaved a sigh of relief and thanked God that no harm was done to his son, and the great son of Jamadagni, Parashu Rama had vanished from the scene.  Then he ordered the legion to move ahead.
      When they reached the fringes of Ayodhya, they found that the royal highways were absolutely clean and was a bit wet with water, sprinkled with bunches of flowers, decorated with banners and flags up above them, and reverberating with high sounding bugle-horns.  Further, those highways were replete with citizens of Ayodhya with all kinds of welcoming kits.
      In his palace king Dasharatha was overjoyed when he was surrounded with his own inmates of palace-chambers, and when his long cherished ambitions have come true, while his queens, Kausalya, Sumitra, and the slender waisted Kaikeyi and other wives were overjoyed in the functions of receiving the four brides.
      Rama and his brothers Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna were by now very highly accomplished persons in weaponry and whose marriages had also come to pass, occupied themselves in the welfare of the kingdom while assisting their father and moving around with good-hearted people.
      After somedays, king Dasharatha called his son, Bharata and told him "This valiant Yudhaajit is your maternal uncle and the son of king of Kekaya.  He came here to take you to Kekaya, and he is staying behind because of your marriage.  Please go with him and please your grand-father."  Dasharatha bade farewell to Bharata.
       Bharata and Shatrughna left with Yudhaajit to Kekaya.
       Rama along with Lakshmana started to square with the plans and programs of of his dear father for an ideal-sovereignty.
      Rama, keeping his father's directives in view, undertook the welfare activities for the people that were agreeable as well as advantageous and good to them.  That apart, he undertook activities to humour motherly affection with his mothers, and educational activities with educators, and in a highly self-disciplined manner he used to review them carefully from time to time.
       Dasharatha was highly  pleased with the deportment and comportment of Rama.  All the citizens of the entire kingdom were extremely pleased with Rama, and he who had high distinction, his truthfulness alone was his vantage point, and whose hallmarks were of higher degree, that Rama had manifested himself to those subjects in the kingdom, and even to all of the living beings in the world, as the Self-Created Brahma.
     Also he permeated into the heart of Seetha and was ensconced in Seetha's heart alone, and he disported for many seasons along with Seetha.
      Everyday Seetha was becoming  more and more beloved of Rama as she was wedded with the assent of his father Dasharatha, and further Rama's love for Seetha burgeoned by virtue of Seetha's own virtues and loveliness.
        Even Rama as her husband made his mark in Seetha's heart twice as good, and they both used to clearly converse about their thoughts in their heart of hearts, just by their hearts.  In her mien Seetha was identical with goddesses, and she was personified Goddess Lakshmi, thus she was the reshaped Divine Prosperity, and as she hailed from the Holy Mithila she was held Holy, and since she was the daughter of Janaka, a loftiest, sagacious and invincible king, she was sagely and stately, besides being shapely, and she, with all these heaps of natural traits and characteristics, was rejoicing the heart of Rama.
      When passionately conjugated with such a princess from the irreproachable king Janaka, Rama, the son of the great king Dasharatha, was enthusiastically shone forth like the God of Gods and the Efficient Cause, namely Vishnu, when He was together with Goddess Lakshmi.

                  End of  Bala Kanda

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