Sakhi-s sing how the darling Prince of Ayodhya, Shri Rama came on his own in Mithila without any invitation, even without being searched for Sita, and became enchanted on Sita at the very first sight.
Audio (sung by: Smt. Siya Mridula)
अवध के दुलरुआ दूलहा मिथिला में अइले हो-२
avadh kè dularuā dūlahā mithilā meṅ ailè hō-2
The darling Prince of (groom from) Ayodhya came to Mithilaमिथिला के अनुपम छबि के देखके लोभइले हो-२
And he fell in love at the exquisite beauty of Mithila (Sita)अपने से अइले, बिना खोजले भेंटइले हो -२
He came on his own, without any invitation, and was found (as the groom for Sita) without even being searched for (a suitable groom for Princess Sita).
(That supreme absolute who is not found by even great Jnani-s and Yogi-s in their meditation, He comes on his own to Mithila, just because of Sita.)
After coming here, He roamed barefoot in the streets of Mithila.
(to give his darshan to whole city, graced by Sita Ji)
And after coming here, He earned the fame of being the full-moon for the eyes of the damsels of Mithila,
(all the damsels of Mithila fell in love of Shri Rama, and they became the chakora-bird gazing on his moon-like countenance.)
However, He himself became the chakora bird gazing upon the moon-like countenance of the most beautiful princess Sitaबाहर सब के ठगले, इन्हवाँ अपने ठगैइले हो-२
Everywhere He enchanted all others, (He casted a spell on all others of his being the most beautiful in universe), Yet here he himself is enchanted on the beauty of Our Siya.सुघरन के अगुआ, इन्हवाँ सिय से पिछुवैइले हो-२
That most delicate and beautiful Prince became second to our most beautiful Siya.
(Previously He was the foremost among all beautifuls, now He has become second in front of Siya Ju.) करिया अरु रुखर रहले, अब त चिकनैइले हो -२
kariyā aru rukhar rahalè, ab ta cikanai'ilè hō -2
He was earlier black and somewhat rough in his appearance (-a taunt by Sakhis), now just by a glance of our Siya on him, he has become more delicate and beautiful (than earlier, how?) !गोरी सिया जू के छाया, पड़त हरियैइले हो -२
When the shade of Golden Siya fell on him, he shone with greenish-hue !
(bluish sapphire boy Rama + golden lily Sita = Greenish Rama)
(It seems) The fruits of his pious deeds of innumerable births have now fructified at once (that He could get our Siya).जनक के जमाई हो के सिय-पिय कहैइले हो -२
After becoming jamai (son-in-law) of Janak, He is being called Siya-piya (the beloved of Siya).
(He is feeling a great happiness within his heart to be called Siya-Piya.)
Hearing the banterings, sarcasms and equivocal taunts (from Sakhis) in his Sasural (wife's parental home), our darling prince smiled and laughed.हमनी के ढिठाई तनिको मन में न धैइले हो -२
Yet, He didn't take our insolence, impertinence, and jests to his heart.
(He didn't feel bad, instead He rejoiced it.)
Seeing these Pastimes, Sri Narayan-das (the guru of singer), the ocean of love and affection, felt himself really blessed, and found a lot of bliss in his heart.मधुर सरल जीजा अइसन, केकरा सुलभ भैइले हो -२
To whom, Such sweetest, and simplest Jija (sister's husband), ever have been accessible?अवध के दुलरुआ दुलहा मिथिला में इले हो-२
The darling groom from Ayodhya came in Mithila,मिथिला के अनुपम छबि के देखके लोभइले हो-२
And he fell in love at the first sight of the exquisite beauty of Mithila (our Sita)श्री दुलरुआ दुलहा की जय