The next three verses of the week are taken from Bhojarāja’s Campū Rāmāyaṇa, a much shortened re-telling of the famous epic rich in śabdālaṃkāra (word-play for the sake of sound). This first stanza is to be read aloud or listened to, the beauty lies in the sound.
नाभीपुटाय पुरुषाय नमः परस्मै ॥
Beautiful eyes long as lotuses.
Breaker of Bali whose might is now but a memory.
Birthplace of Brahma, creator of all, moving and unmoving.
Obeisance to Viṣṇu the Supreme.
Campū Rāmāyaṇa – Bālakāṇḍa 16
This verse was recited by the sweet-voiced Gayatri and Sai Rashmi of Maitreyee Gurukulam, Puttur, Karnataka.