Chapter – 150– Sri Ramacharitha Manas – Bala Kanda – King Prathapbhanu’s hunting expedition
King Prathapbhanu conducted several Yajja and Yaja for the welfare of the Universe and its people sincerely followed the Vedic rites and performance of religious and spiritual rites. He was a noble, wise, learned, contented always performed tasks for the welfare of the Kingdom and his subjects, whatever pious deeds performed were surrendered to the all-pervasive Supreme Lord Vasudeva. One day, King Prathapbhanu conducted a hunting expedition to the dense wood of Vindhyachala, followed by his men. They have enthusiastically moved on horseback all over the dense forest and hunted a large number of animals on their way. Suddenly, the King noticed a giant wild boar, with sharp tusks that resembled a crescent moon, slipped out of his sight. King Prathapbhanu was determined to chase after the boar, it was huge-sized, growling revealing its teeth, and the large white tusks were frightening, fixed its gaze at the King.
Jaha Lagi Kahe Purana Shruthi Yek Yek Sab Jaga | Bar Sahasra Sahasra Nripa Kiya Sahitha Anuraga ||
Hridhaya Na Kacchu Phala Anusandhana | Bhoopa Bibeki Parama Sujana || Karayi Je Dharma Karama Man Bani | Basudeva Arpitha Nripa Gyani || Chadi Bara Baji Bara Yek Raja | Mrigaya Kar Sab Saji Samaja || Bindhyachala Gambeera Ban Jayau | Mriga Puneetha Bahu Baratha Bhayau || Phiratha Bipina Nripa Dheekha Barahu | Janu Ban Dhureau Sasihi Grasi Rahu || Bada Bidhu Nahi Samath Mukha Mahi | Manahu Krodha Basa Ugilatha Nahi || Kola Karala Dasana Chabi Gayi | Thanu Bisala Peevara Adhikayi || Dhurudhurath Hatha Aarau Paya | Chakitha Bilokath Kan Udaya ||