Chapter – 329– Sri Ramacharitha Manas – Bala Kanda– The four brothers bade farewell to Mothers of the brides
The arrival of four charming brothers who are the ocean of beauty, spread extreme bliss among the people inside the palace of Janaka. The women behold the beauty of the princes were transported to a state of ecstasy, the beautiful ladies, and mothers-in-law assembled with Mangaladhravya, earthen lamps, and gifts before the princes, they repeatedly prostrated before the lotus feet of Rama, fascinated by the beauty of Lord Rama soon retired from his sight in utter shyness. The affection of mothers-in-law for their sons-in-law was beyond description, they adorned the attractive limbs of the princes with the rich aromatic mixture of turmeric and sandalwood paste, and invited them for an elaborate bath, after that the princes were served with the sumptuous meal of Shadrasa affectionately. At the right moment, Rama spoke amiably to mothers-in-law “Oh! Mothers, our father is prepared to leave to the Kingdom of Ayodhya, hence he sent us to bade farewell to you. Oh! Mothers, kindly give us permission to leave the city of Mithila with a cheerful mind, and kindly consider us as your own children.” The ladies assembled were become inconsolable, mothers-in-law overwhelmed with various emotions, could not utter a word in grief. The mothers hurried to their daughters, took their girls close to their chest, and kissed on their forehead, while handing them to Lord, they passionately spoke in tears.
Roopa Sindhu Sab Bandhu Lakhi Harashi Uda Ranivasu | Karahi Nicchavari Aarathi Mahamudhitha Manasasu ||
Dhekhi Ramacchabi Athi Anuragi | Premabibasa Puni PUni Padha Lagi || Rahi Na Laja Preethi Ura CChayi | Sahaja Sanehu Barani Barani Kimi Jayi || Bhayinha Sahitha Ubati Anhavaye | Ccharasa Aasana Athi Hethu Jevaye || Bole Ramu Suavasaru Jani | Seela Saneha Sakuchamaya Bani || Rau Avadhapura Chahatha Sidhaye | Bidha Hona Hama Iha Padaye || Mathu Mudhitha Mana Ayasu Dhehu | Balaka Jani Karaba Nitha Nehu || Sunatha Bachana Bilakheau Ranivasu | Boli Na Sakahi Premabasa Sasu || Hridhaya Lagayi Kuari Sab Leenhi | Pathinha Saupi Binathi Athi Keenhi ||