Saturday, October 27, 2007

#98 Lovers during snow fall season

HEMANTA RITU (Pr: Hemanta Rutu) - WINTER WITH SNOW FALL
VERSE 98

Proodyat Praud`ha priyaangu dyuti bhriti
Vikasat Kundam aadyad vireefee
Kaale Praaleeya vaata pracala
vilasitoodaara mandaara dhaamni
Yeeshaamno kant`ha lagnaa kshan`am api
tuhina kshooda dakshaa (also rakshaa) mrugaakshiim
Teeshaam ayaam ayaamaa
yamasadana samaa yaaminii yaati yuunaa.



GIST
Bhartruhari is describing the season of snow-fall (Hemanta Ritu), the damsels during the season, and the fate of men who do not have the fortune of being embraced and protected by "deer-eyed" damsels. According to the poet, men need protection from the snowful gusty winds, with the help of the firm embraces of the "deer-eyed" damsels. Otherwise, the extremely longs nights they spend will be equivalent to hell.


Proodyat Praud`ha priyaangu dyuti
The damsels have a shining body resembling the glory of blooming priyangu flowers.


Bhriti vikasat Kundam aadyad vireefee
The damsels are surrounded by buzzing bees revolving around the blooming flowers.


Kaale Praaleeya vaata pracala vilasitoodaara mandaara dhaamni
The damsels wear garlands of Mandaara flowers. The snowful gusty winds are making the garlands to move hither and thither.


Yeeshaam no kant`ha lagnaa kshan`am api
(That person)whose neck is not bound any moment, by the embrace of the damsel


tuhina kshooda dakshaa (also rakshaa) mrugaakshiim
("deer-eyed" who is capable of protecting and ameliorating him from the snowful winds

Teeshaam ayaam ayaamaa
that person spends

yamasadana samaa yaaminii yaati yuunaa.
very long nights which are equivalent to a hell.

GLOSSARY
HEMANTA RITUHemanta Ritu in India corresponds to the Lunar Months of Margasirsha (pr: Maargas`iirsha) and Pushya.

MARGASIRSHAA Lunar month in Indian Lunar Calendar. On the full moon day, the Moon will be in conjunction with the star Mrigas`ira. The month corresponds to approx. Oct. 21 to Nov. 20 with about 15 days variance.

PUSHYAA Lunar month in Indian Lunar Calendar. On the full moon day, the Moon will be in conjunction with the star Pushyami. The month corresponds to approx. Nov. 21 to Dec. 20 with about 15 days variance.

MRIGASIRA (pr: Mrigas`ira)A star in Indian Calendar. Corresponds to Betelguese in the Constellation Orion. In Sanskrit, means: "head of a deer". Visible to the naked eye (except in Cities!).

PUSHYAMIA star in Indian Calendar. Corresponds to Alpha Cancer in the Constellation Cancer (Karkat`aka).

PRIYANGU FLOWERA flower, also called Cundra, Gandhaphala, dahiya. Botanical Name: CALLICARPA MACROPHYLLA VAHL. Here is a link to a beautiful web-site which gives a table of medicinal plants in India. If interested, you can go through the table.
http://parisaramahiti.kar.nic.in/med_plant_Antimicrobial_c1.html

MANDARA (pr: Mandaara) FLOWER : A red colored flower. Botanical name: Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis. Here is a link where you can see a mandara flower.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Kess.

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