Chapter – 316– Sri Ramacharitha Manas – Bala Kanda–Rama applies vermilion on the forehead of Devi Janaki - The newlyweds together completes the wedding rites
The Vandiganas eulogized the glories of the two clans, the Vedic chants reverberated in the sky, the sounds of divine musical instruments echoed all over, the deities rejoiced “Victory to Lord Sri Rama and Devi Sita! Victory to Lord Sri Rama and Devi Janaki! Victory to Lord Sri Ramachandra and Devi Janakanandhini !’ and showered flowers on the newly wedded couple. The bride and groom circumambulated the fire gracefully, the crowd took feast on the beauty of the couple with their eyes, the beauty of the couple was beyond description. The mirror image of the couple reflected on all the pillars of the grand wedding hall gave out the appearance of the Devi Rathi and Kamadeva, the couple was bashful, often missed out of the sight of the crowd, all the crowd were transported to the state of ecstasy, and the state of Janaka and Devi Sunayana was beyond description. Rama applied vermilion on the forehead of Devi Janaki, resembled the fully blossomed flower enriched with the pollen, the newlyweds received gifts in abundance, finally, the Sages and Rishis assembled in the hall watched all the ceremonial rites in bliss and bade-farewell to the couple and departed. Sage Vashishta advised Lord Sri Rama and Devi Janaki to take a seat together after the ceremonial rites.
Jaya Dhuni Bandhi Bedha Dhuni Mangala Gana Nisana | Suni Harashahi Barashahi Bibudha Suratharu Sumana Sujana ||
Kuaru Kuari Kal Bhavari Dhehi | Nayana Labhu Sab Sadhara Lehi || Jayi Na Barani Manohara Jori | Jo Upama Kacchu Kahai So Thori || Ramasiya Sundhara Prathicchahi | Jagamagath Mani Khabhana Mahi || Manahu Madhana Rathi Dhari Bahuroopa | Dhekhath Rama Biahu Anoopa || Dharasa Lalasa Sakucha Na Thori | Pragatath Dhooratha Bahori Bahori || Bhaye Magana Sab Dhekhanihare | Janaka Samana Apana Bisare || Pramudhitha Muninha Bhavari Pheri | Negasahitha Sab Reethi Niberi || Ramasiya Sira Sedhura Dhehi | Sobha Kahi Na Jathi Bidhi Kehi || Aruna Paraga Jalaju Bhari Neeke | Sasihi Bhoosha Ahi Lobha Abhi Ke || Bahuri Basishta Dheenhi Anusasana | Baru Dhulahina Baiti Yek Aasana ||