Chapter – 296– Sri Ramacharitha Manas – Bala Kanda– The wedding procession of Rama was received with ceremonial rites by the men of King Janaka
As soon as the city of Mithila reverberated with the sounds of divine music of the wedding procession of Rama, a large group of twice-born, prominent men in the assembly of King Janaka followed by huge army of warriors, sword fight, chariot fight, elephant, and horse fight warriors, in their vehicles, set out to receive the grand wedding procession from Ayodhya. This army of men was carrying huge golden vessels of luscious fruit juices, baskets of fresh fruits and dry fruits, sumptuous meals, sweets and savories, snacks, and meals of Shadrasa/six types of tastes, auspicious ingredients. The laborers carried huge pots of curd in large numbers, and several items to appease the people participated in the wedding procession. The arrival of bride’s people with various auspicious ingredients, dressed in stunning garments, followed with the sounds of divine instruments, brought immense pleasure in the people of wedding procession from Ayodhya.
Avath Jani Barath Bara Suni Gahagahe Nisana | Saji Gaja Ratha Padhachara Thuraga Lena Chale Agavana ||
Kanaka Kalasa Bhari Kopara Thara | Bhajana Lalitha Aneka Prakara || Bhare Sudhasama Sab Pakvane | Nana Bhanthi Na Jahi Bakhane || Phala Aneka Bara Basthu Suhayi | Harashi Bhet Hitha Bhoopa Padayi || Bhooshana Basana Mahamani Nana | Khaga Mriga Haya Gaya Bahu Bidhi Jana || Mangala Saguna Sugandha Suhaye | Bahuth Bhanthi Mahipala Padaye || Dhadhi Chiura Upahara Apara | Bhari Bhari Kavari Chale Kahara || Agavanha Jab Dheekhi Baratha | Ura Anandhu Pulaka Bhara Gatha || Dhekhi Banava Sahitha Agavana | Mudhitha Barathinha Hane Nisana ||