Anaswara Kamuki, the Eternal Lover
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One of the Greatest Exemplars,
Of the Immortal, Eternal Lovers,
Is Mother Parvathy, alias Prakriti,
Pining for Union with Purusha, her Lord !
This Cosmic Romance, this Celestal Dalliance,
Is the main theme of the Master Poet. Kalidasa.
The Statue of the Divine Mother meditating,
Has been defined as a beauteous, musical Sculpure !
Amongst the famous daughters of the Bard,
This is the best symbol of Love Eternal !
Kalidasante Priya Nandinimaril,
Kamaneeya Sangeeta Nrithya Silpam !
Thou art the Eternal Lover,
Who sacrifced everything for the Greatest !
Anugraha Hridaya Devanu vendi,
Anaswarayayoru Kamuki Nee !
One of the greatest poems,
Birth of the Prince, Kumara Sambhava,
Was born, after this Divine Marriage,
In the Moonlight which rained flowers !
Parvathy Swayamvaram kazhinka raavil.
Pushpa mazhathookum Vasantha Nilavil
Oru Deva Tapaswini Dhanyayai nilkum,
Kumara Sambhava Kavyam Unarnoo !
Ignoring Day and Night,
And attired in deerskin,
Chanting Siva's Maha Mantra,
Thou meditated to Transcendence !
Manjilum Mazhayilum Thozhuthu Ninnoo Nee,
Pon Thamara Poo Makulam Pole !
Vara Thingal Kala Choodum Priya Kamukane,
Varal Manjal Kuri thottu Kathirunnu !
Braving snows and rains,
Thou meditated to Glory !
With the turmeric mark as symbol,
Thou waited for the Crescent Wearer !
He came, disguised as a mendicant,
To test thee wuth His trials and tribulations !
Api swashaktya tapasi Pravartate,
Shareeram Adyam Khalu Dharma Sadhanam !
Why torture thy body, the Lord asked,
Instead of resting, thou art meditating !
Hasnt the Body been given priority,
In the tripod of Body, Mind & Self !
Kalidasa had voiced,
One of the greetest statements !
Without the body, no Self Actualisation,
Hence the Body deserves priority !
Same opinion was voiced by Chanakya,
That Artha is the basis of Purusharthas Four !
Artha eva pradhana iti Kautilya,
Artha moolau hi Dharma Kamaviti !
Kalidasa was hailed as one of the greatest,
By Germany's illustrious poet, Goethe.
Goethe glimpsed the absoluteness of Poetry,
In Shakntala, one of Kalidasa's works !
Aiswaryam yadi vanchasi priyathame,
If there is an integration of Heaven and Earth,
It is here ! It is here !
A Tribute Glorious
Only a genius poet can appreciate another, Su Kaveer Sabda Soubhagyam Sat Kaveer vetti na para, averred Kalidasa,
Reminiscent of Longfellow's tribute to Dante
" A mendicant, he ate the biiter bread of others,
But repaid their meagre gifts, with Immortality !"
Or Tagore's tribute to Aurobindo
" Rabindranath, O Aurobindo, bows to thee"
was Changampuzha's tribute to Kalidasa !
The world was stunned, as thou planted the Victory Flag,
With Fame immortal, O Poet Universal !
Coming to thy feet are compliments galore
From a galaxy of intellectuals high !
Vismayamakave Viswa Maha Kave
Vikhyati kondu Jayakkodi Natti Nee !
Agamikkunnu ha Nin kalkal ippozhum,
Lokapratibhathan Kooppu kai mottukal !