[A woman says to another] This morning I went to the door of the King of Awadh, Dashrath, and he came out with Ram in his lap. After seeing Ram, Who is the destroyer of worldly passions, I almost lost my mind, and those who don't should be shameful.||1||
Ram, Who is the enticer of the mind of Tulsi, had a beautiful mark of anjan (kajal or carbon-black for eyes) in His eyes and they appeared like the eyes of the baby Sukhanjan bird. O Friend! His blue eyeballs in white eye looked like a pair of blooming lotuses in moonlight.||2||
Ram had anklets in feet, bracelets in His hands, and a beautiful jewel-studded necklace at chest. His charming blue body was wrapped in a beautiful silken yellow robe, and the king was very excited and enticed due to His charm.||3||
The face of Ram was like a lotus and the nectar of that lotus was drunk by my bumble-bee like eyes². If someone refuses to keep such a beautiful baby in mind, then O Tulsidas, what is the use of such a life at all!||4||
The body of Ram was like a shining blue lotus and His eyes stole away the beauty of a red lotus. The soiled body of Ram (after playing) was amazingly beautiful and even defeated the beauty of immensely decorated cupid by miles.||5||
His teeth shone like the lightening, and He played and chirped like any young baby plays. The four sons of Dashrath, viz., Ram, Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrughn, always roam inside the temple like heart of Tulsidas.||6||
²Comparing an exemplary relation, for instance eyes and Ram, with an existing relation in nature, for instance bumble-bee and nectar, is called as Rupak Alankar in Sanskrit literature.
Poet: Gosvami Tulsidas
© Stutimandal 2006, Mar 24.