Chapter – 326– Sri Ramacharitha Manas – Bala Kanda– King Janaka orders marvelous arrangements for the journey of Ayodhyapathi
King Janaka summoned ministers and twice-born in the assembly “The Avadhapathi, King Dhasharatha desires to return to his Kingdom, make elaborate arrangements for their comfortable journeys and make it as a public announcement.” As soon as the news of the return of Avadhapathi is revealed to the public, the members of the assembly are overwhelmed with emotion. The people of Mithila couldn’t bear the news, asked each other’s in distress, ‘is it real or dream’, once the departure of the groom’s people was confirmed, they became miserable like the lotus flower shrivels at the time of sunset. King Janaka ordered his men to rearrange all those shelter homes built on the pathways of their journeys, soon all those homes were filled with an abundance of grains, dry fruits, beverages, clothing, beddings, etc., several thousand oxen and men in carts were loaded with the materials arrived in the shelter homes, to make the journeys of their guests more pleasurable. King Janaka ordered to keep ready one lakh horses and twenty-five thousand chariots, ten thousand elephants, cows, and buffalos well decorated with ornaments and carts loaded with gems, finest pieces of jewelry and clothing, gems, and various precious things which pushed the guardians of eight quarters into shame.
Avadhanathu Chahath Chalana Bheethara Karahu Janau | Bhaye Premabasa Sachiva Suni Bipra Sabhasadha Rau ||
Purabasi Suni Chalihi Baratha | Boojjath Bikala Paraspara Batha || Sathya Gavanu Sunisab Bilakhane | Manahu Saanjj Sarasija Sakuchane || Jaha Jaha Aavath Base Barathi | Thaha Thaha Sidhdha Chala Bahu Bhanthi || Bibidha Bhanthi Meva Pakvana | Bhojana Saju Na Jayi Bakhana || Bhari Bhari Basaha Apara Kahara | Padayi Janaka Aneka Susara || Thuraga Lakh Ratha Sahasa Pacheesa | Sakala Savare Nakha Aru Seesa || Math Sahasa Dhasa Sindhura Saje | Jinhahi Dhekhi Dhisikunjara Laje || Kanaka Basana Manibhari Bhari Jana | Mahishi Dhenu Basthu Bidhi Nana ||