Chapter – 303– Sri Ramacharitha Manas – Bala Kanda– The Thithi and auspicious hours of the wedding of Devi Sita with Lord Rama was declared
Sri Tulsidas Maharaj speaks “The glories of the Kingdom of Ayodhya and Mithila are exemplary, cannot be described in words, are the ocean of virtues, courage, valor, wisdom, beauty, affluence and amiability, hence poets and wise men are incompetent put them into words. The beggars while seeking alms sincerely prayed, and the women while pouring gifts prayed “Oh! Almighty Lord, let the four charming sons of King Dhasharatha find appropriate brides in the city of Mithila so that we can celebrate all our lives.”
The damsels, with the tears of joy, bodily hairs stood upright, sincerely prayed collectively “Oh! Dear friends, the supreme Lord Shambhu is too compassionate and kind to his devotees, the two Kings are fervent devotees of Lord Shambhu who is the slayer of demons of Tripura, hence they would get fulfilled their desires indefinitely.”
The people of the Mithila and damsels sincerely poured prayers, drenched in immense joy. The princes who made a visit to witness the enthralling beauty of these four youths from Ayodhya highly praised their virtues, wisdom, valor, and kindness and returned to their countries. That day passed in extreme delight for the groom and brides’ people, finally the auspicious day of the wedding has arrived, on the month of Margashirsha, was the beginning of the cold season. Lord Bhrama prescribed the propitious day, Thithi, hours, the conjunction of stars, nature of planets, etc. for the celestial wedding of Rama and Sita, and delivered through Maharishi Narada, were same as the royal astrologer of King Janaka mentioned in his predictions, the people were rejoiced listening to the auspicious hours of the wedding and praised the royal astrologers are none other than the creator itself.
Upama Na Koau Kaha Dhasa Tulasi Kathahu Kabi Kobidha Kahai | Bala Binaya Bidhdhya Seela Sobha Sindhu Inha Se Yeyi Ahai || Pura Nari Sakala Pasari Anchala Bidhihi Bachana Sunavahi | Byahiahu Chariau Bhaye Yehi Pura Hama Sumangala Gavahi ||
Kahahi Paraspara Nari Bari Bilochana Pulaka Than | Sakhi Sabu Karab Purari Punya Payonidhi Bhoopa Dhoau ||
Yehi Bidhi Sakala Manoratha Karahi | Anandha Umagi Umagi Ura Bharahi || Je Nripa Siya Swayambara Aye | Dhekhi Bandhu Sab Thinha Sukha Paye || Kahatha Rama Jasu Bisadha Bisala| Nija Nija Bhavana Gaye Maheepala || Gaye Beethi Kacchu Dhin Yehi Bhanthi | Pramudhitha Purajana Sakala Barathi || Mangala Moola Lagana Dhinu Ava | Hima Rithu Agahanu Masu Suhava || Graha Thithi Nakhathu Jogu Bara Baru | Lagana Sodhi Bidhi Keenha Bicharu || Padai Dheenhi Naradha San Soyi | Gani Janaka Ke Ganakanha Joyi || Suni Sakala Loganha Yaha Batha | Kahahi Jothishi Ahi Bidhatha ||