SUMMER (1) - GRISHMA RITU (pr: Griishma Rutu) (1)
Bhartrihari used THREE verses to describe summer season. This is the FIRST verse.
Achchaachcha candana rasaa
aardra taraa mrigaakshyoo
kusumani a, kaumudii ca,
Mandoo marut sumanasaha,
s`ucii harmya prisht`ham,
Grishmee madam ca,
madanam ca, vivandhyanti.
Even in hot summer, men can get comfortable, strong, and willing to receive Cupid. The poet describes the facilitators:
1. 'Deer-eyed' Damsels whose bodies are applied with sandalwood paste.
2. Homes fitted with water fountains and showers.
5. Slow weaving breeze.
6. Clean terrace of the house.
madam = hyperactivity because of strength and potence. madanam = Cupid's affectations.