Sometime Ram stubbornly asks for the moon, sometime He gets scared after watching his reflection, sometime He dances around clapping His hands (or cymbals), and the mothers are filled with joy on watching this.||7||
Sometime Ram gets angry (as a sport) and gets stubborn on what He wants. The four sons of Dashrath, viz., Ram, Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrughn, always roam inside the temple like heart of Tulsidas.||8||
His teeth look like shiny Jasmine buds and His lips look like twin-petals of flower opening up. The immaculate necklace of pearl at His blue-neck looks like a shiny lightening dancing on the surface of a blue cloud.||9||
The curvy tresses hang over the forehead of Ram and earrings resplend over His cheeks. The poet Tulsidas dedicates his life on the beautiful words spoken by Ram.||10||
His anklets are enticing, and His shoes are attractive. Raam is playing with small friends at the decorated banks, decorated by crossings and market, of the River Saryu².||11||
O Tulsi! If someone is without respect and passion for a child like Ram, then what is the use of chanting, Yoga, meditation, and penance? Those persons are like donkeys, pigs, and dogs, and really are living an unworthy life.||12||
Ram, Who is known as Raghuvir, roams at the bank of River Saryu with His friends. He has bow and arrow in His hands, a quiver on shoulder, and is decorated with a new yellow-robe.||13||
At that time, O Tulsidas, when Sarasvati, the Goddess of knowledge, roamed through the (ten and four) fourteen houses (bhuvan), nine entities (khanda), three worlds (loka), and twenty-one universes (brahmand) ³, but failed to find a metaphor appropriate for the beautiful Ram.||14||
² Ayodhya, where Ram was born, is on the bank of the River Saryu.
³ The glossing of bhuvan, khanda, loka, and brahmand to the numbers mentioned is in the hand of the interpreter. The actual meaning of these numbers is absent in the poetry. This interpretation has been taken from the explanation made in Kavitavali published by Gitapress, Gorakhpur. Alternatively, these numbers are also glossed to ten qualities of sweetness, four qualities of valour, nine qualities of dominance, three qualities of nature, and twenty-one qualities of glory.
© Stutimandal 2006, Mar 24.