Chapter – 339– Sri Ramacharitha Manas – Bala Kanda– Devi Kausalya, Devi Kaikeyi, and Devi Sumithra prepares to welcome the newlyweds
Mothers worshiped Lord Ganesha and Lord Tripurari who is the slayer of demons of Tripura offered an abundance of gifts to the Brahmins, and received their blessings to achieve four Purusharththa/Dharma, Arththa, Kama, and Moksha. The three mothers were in extreme delight, their feet refused to walk, and the limbs were motionless, raptured in extreme bliss, was yearning to get a sight of Rama made an elaborate arrangements for the welcoming of their beloved sons and brides. The melodious music echoed in the palace, Devi Sumithra rushed to collect the Mangaladhravya, turmeric, vermilion, unbroken yellow rice, flowers, sandalwood paste, musk, Durva grass, curd, leaves of mango, bale, Tulsi, betel leaves and nuts, grains, etc. in large quantities in beautiful golden vessels resembled the nest of a bird of cupid. There were large quantities of scented oils, and waters, collected in stunning golden vessels to receive the brides and grooms. Finally, mothers got ready to receive their brides and sons, with all those Mangaladhravya, and huge number of earthen lamps, singing melodiously, with the beautiful golden trays of Harathi to remove evil eyes on the newlyweds.
Dhiye Dhana Bipranha Bipula Pooji Ganesa Purari | Pramudhitha Parama Dharidhra Janu Payi Padharatha Chari ||
Modha Promodha Bibasa Sab Matha | Chalahi Na Charana Sithila Bhaye Gatha || Rama Dharasa Hitha Athi Anuragi | Paricchani Saju Sajana Sab Lagi || Bibidha Bidhana Bajane Baje | Mangala Mudhitha Sumithra Saje || Haradha Dhoob Dhadhi Pallava Phoola | Pana Poogaphala Mangala Moola || Acchatha Ankur Lochana Laja | Manjula Manjari Tulasi Biraja || Choohe Purata Ghata Sahaja Suhaye | Madhana Sakuna Janu Needa Banaye || Saguna Sugandha Na Jahi Bakhani | Mangala Sakala Sajahi Sab Rani || Rachi Aarathi Bahuth Bidhana | Mudhitha Karahi Kala Mangala Gana ||