Chapter – 337– Sri Ramacharitha Manas – Bala Kanda– The wedding procession arrives at the entrance of the city of Ayodhya
The journey of brides and grooms to Ayodhya was indescribable, people who followed the large procession were drenched in great enthusiasm performed various skills to entertain the fellow travelers. The procession put a halt in between the journeys at the advice of the Sages, finally, the grand marriage procession arrived in Ayodhya on an auspicious moment. The city woke up with the sounds of divine music instruments and conch, neighing and trumpeting of horses and elephants, sounds of rolling the chariot wheels on the pathways, the sounds of cymbals, kettledrums, clarinets, etc. that gave a hint of the arrival of marriage procession, the people of Ayodhya drenched in supreme bliss, stood their bodily hairs upright. The entire city, market places, roads, pathways were already decorated with flowers, banners, flags, etc. the houses were decorated with flowers, flags, and colorful rangoli, the pathways were sprinkled with the rich scented water, the trees of Thamala, mango, Kadamba, Bakula, plantain was loaded with the fruits, the palace of Ayodhya was decorated in a grand manner with exquisite murals, idols of gem studded revealing the skill of artisans.
Beech Beech Bara Basa Kari Maga Loganha Sukha Dhetha | Avadha Sameepa Puneetha Dhin Pahunchi Ayi Janetha ||
Hane Nisana Panava Bara Baje | Bheri Sankha Dhuni Hatha Gaya Gaje || Jjanjji Birava Dindimi Suhayi | Sarasa Raga Bajahi Sahanayi || Pura Jana Aavath Akani Baratha | Mudhitha Sakala Pulakavali Gatha || Nija Nija Sundhara Sadhana Savare | Hat Bat Chauhat Pura Dhvare || Gali Sakala Aragaja Sichayi| Jaha Thaha Chauke Charu Purayi || Bana Bajaru Na Jayi Bakhana | Thorana Kethu Pathaka Bithana || Saphala Poogaphala Kadhali Rasala| Rope Bakula Kadhamba Thamala || Lage Subhaga Tharu Parasath Dharani | Manimaya Aalabala Kala Karani ||