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Raghuveera Gadhyam: Yuddha Khaandham --Part 14

From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Sun Dec 15 1996 - 15:53:35 PST

GS 74 : pratijnArNava taraNa krutha kshaNa Bharatha
manOratha samhita simhAsanAdhiroota ! Jaya ! Jaya ! 

(Meaning ) : O Lord who ascended the throne of AyodhyA 
and celebrated your coronation ceremonies and thus  fulfilled the 
deep wish of Bharatha , who had made a vow earlier to enter the fire 
to immolate himself , had you not returned from your exile to
sit on the throne of the Raghus ! Hail to Thee ! Hail to Thee ! 

(Comments ) : Bharatha returned to Nandigramam with
Rama PaadhukhAs , when he failed to persuade Rama to abandon 
his exile and return to Ayodhya to succeed King Dasaratha as the
rightful heir to the throne of Raghus . At that time , BharathA made a vow that 
he will immolate himself in fire , if Rama did not return to Ayodhya at the end

of his exile of 14 years in the forest . On the last day of the fourteenth year
,  
he was all set to enter the fire , when Rama 's messenger (Hanumaan ) 
rushed to his side to tell Bharatha that his brother was speeding in 
Pushpaka vimAnam  to reunite with him . Bharatha was thus saved from 
his vow of self-immolation . 

The brothers were united and the coronnation ( PattAbhshekam ) 
was celebrated to the utter delight of Bharatha and others . BharathA's
heart overflowed with joy at the sight of Janaki RAman  on the ancient throne
of the Raghus . 

Vaidehee sahitam suradhruma talE haimE mahamantapE
madhyE pushpakamAsanE maNimayE veerAsanE susthitham I
agrE vAchayathi prabanjana suthE tatvam munibhya: param
vyakyAntham Bharathadhibhi : parivrutham Ramam bhajE syAmalam II

vAmE BhumisuthA purasccha HanumAn pascchAth SumithrAsutha:
satrugnO Bharathasccha pArsvadhalayO : vAyvAdhi kONEshu cha I
Sugreevasccha Vibhishansccha yuvarAt tArAsuthO JambhavAn
madhyE neela saroja komaLaruchim Ramam BHajE syAmaLam II

Sri SitA sametha  Ramachandra ParabrahmaNE nama:

Sri VaishNava dAsan,
Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri Sadagopan