The Message of the Koel – The Young Bride

अन्यामग्रे मम मणिगृहे भुक्तवानित्यवादी-

र्मुग्धे कान्तो धृतनखपदा भित्तिलीना किमेषा ।

इथं यस्यां स्मितलवजुषो ह्वेपयन्ते नवोढां

सख्यस्तस्यास्तनुमनुपमां बिम्बितां दर्शयन्त्यः ॥ ७ ॥

Listen to this verse

‘Where friends,

holding back their laughter,

embarrass a newly wed bride:

“You said that your husband had enjoyed another

in front of you in this jewelled chamber.

Silly thing!

Is this she upon the wall, covered in scratch marks?”,

they say showing her the reflection

of her own peerless beauty.


Verse 7 – Uttara Bhāga

कोकिलसन्देशः – उद्दणडशास्त्री । The Message of the Koel – Uddanda Śāstrī




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