Madhura Vijaya: The Birth of the Prince

Upon the birth of the prince, the future King Kampa, nature responds with the celebration warranted for someone who will soon save the world – or southern India at least.

आगामिनीमध्वरहव्यसिद्धिं

निश्चित्य देशेष्वपि दक्षिणेषु ।

प्रदक्षिणीभूतशिखाकलापो

ननर्त हर्षादिव हव्यवाहः ॥

Realising that sacrificial oblations

would soon be offered in the South too –

the fire danced a jig of joy,

weaving his mass of flames into worshipful arcs,

or so it seemed.

 

2.17 Gaṅgādevī’s Madhurā Vijaya

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