Chapter – 288– Sri Ramacharitha Manas – Bala Kanda– The joy of the people of the Kingdom of Ayodhya
The houses in Ayodhya were decorated in a grand manner and colorful Rangolis were drawn in front of the houses, streets and pathways were sprinkled with the fragrant water mixed with musk, sandalwood paste, saffron, and camphor. The attractive ladies lustrous like the moon, assembled in groups, attired in magnificent clothes and ornaments, resembled Devi Rathi, melodiously singing in praise of Rama were excelled the sounds of Cuckoo. The palace of King Dhasharatha was beyond description, the large number of pavilions erected were magnificent enticed the whole Universe. There were various auspicious omen visible to the people of Ayodhya, the sounds of divine instruments reverberated in the sky, a huge number of Bhramins immersed in Vedic chants, Vandhiganas and Suthaganas beautifully sang in praise of the clan of Raghu's, pretty women dressed in magnificent clothes, adorned in exquisite ornaments all over the body, hair decorated with flowers in abundance, assembled in different groups beautifully sang various auspicious songs, wishing the divine couple Rama and Devi Sita, thus the Kingdom of Ayodhya overflown with joy.
Mangalamaya Nija Nija Bhavana Loganha Rache Banaye | Bithi Seechi Chathurasama Chauke Charu Purayi ||
Jaha Thaha Jooth Jooth Mili Bhamini | Saji Navasaptha Sakala Dhuthi Dhamini || Bidhubadhani Mriga Savak Lochani | Nija Saroop Rathi Manu Bimochani || Gavahi Mangala Manjuala Bani | Suni Kalarava Kalakandi Lajani || Bhoop Bhavana Kimi Jayi Bakhana | Biswa Bimohana Racheau Bithana || Mangala Dhrabya Manohara Nana | Rajath Bajath Bipula Nisana || Kathahu Biridha Bandhi Uccharahi | Kathahu Bedh Dhuni Bhoosura Karahi|| Gavahi Sundhari Mangala Geetha | Lai Lai Namu Ramu Aru Seetha || Bahuth Ucchahu Bhavanu Athi Thora | Manahu Umagi Chala Chahu Aura ||