Tilaka

Tilaka is the sacred mark to treasure,

Reminds one of Vishnu, reservoir of pleasure.

 

The tilaka on the head Vaishnavas do show,

So that their link to Vishnu others can know.

 

Tulsidas says that earth of Tirahut is the tilaka,

Place where Sita lived with father Janaka.

 

Hosted the greatest marriage of all time,

Brought princes from around the world, every kind.

 

Land earned tilaka status with Rama’s arrival,

His lifting of Shiva’s bow, secured Sita’s nuptial.

 

Works of the saints are like travelling pilgrimage place,

Its pages bring God’s company, put smile on the face.

 

Janaka forever celebrated for his pious nature,

His ceremony for Sita’s wedding mind’s treasure.

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