Chapter – 292– Sri Ramacharitha Manas – Bala Kanda– Sumanthra brought a marvelously decorated chariot of King followed by several palanquins beautifully decorated for the Queens
The people who were joined in the procession rejoiced at heart, kept moving towards the city of Mithila whispering to each other “When we get the fortune to appease our eyes witnessing Rama and Lakshman? When we get the opportunity to meet those two heroes of Raghu clan?” The elephants trumpeted, the bells tied around their neck made loud jingling noises, there were neighing of horses, and deafening noises of wheels rolling rough pathways, the sounds of kettle drums and pipes resembled thunder, no one could hear each other’s voice, still did not lose the spirit in conversing to each other. The palace of King Dhasharatha was crowded with people, pouring wishes to the King and their children, beautiful women of Ayodhya watched the huge preparation of the procession from the terrace and windows of the houses, holding Aarathi/lights and auspicious ingredients on their hands to remove the evil eyes on the King and his family, singing melodious songs, the joy instilled in the air was beyond description. Sumanthra, the chief of the minister and charioteer of the King stood ready with one of the most excellent chariots tied to high-quality breed of horses resembled the horses of Sun, for the King to be occupied, even Goddess Sarada was incompetent to describe its splendor, followed by several palanquins marvelously decorated to occupy for the Queens and their family.
Sab Ke Ura Nirbhara Harashu Pooritha Pulaka Sareera | Kabahi Dhekhibe Nayana Bhari Ramu Lakhanu Dhoau Beera ||
Garajahi Gaja Ganta Dhuni Dhora | Ratha Rava Baji Himsa Chahu Aura || Nidhari Dhanahi Dhurmmarahi Nisana| Nija Parayi Kachu Sunia Na Kana || Maha Bheera Bhoopathi Ke Dhvare | Raja Hoyi Jayi Pashana Pabare || Chadi Atarinha Dhekhihi Nari | Liya Arathi Mangala Thari || Gavahi Geetha Manohara Nana | Athi Anandhu Na Jayi Bakhana || Thab Sumanthra Dhuyi Syandhana Saji | Jothe Rabi Hatha Nindhaka Baji || Dhoau Ratha Ruchira Bhoop Pahi Ane | Nahi Saradha Pahi Jahi Bakhane || Raja Samaju Yek Ratha Saja | Dhoosara Theja Punja Athi Bhraja||