and Kush reach the age of one year. This marks a joyous occasion in
the hermitage. Sakhis of SITA come to wish her; Saints and sages of
the forest come to bless the children. The entire forest is full of
joy. Yet SITA is unhappy that the father of the children has not yet
come to see the children.
|| Longing || SITA:
The Lord has forgotten me,
He has not come to see me.
Oh clouds on the mountain top,
Please wait for just some time,
Listen to my song of longing,
And narrate my craving to Him.
Oh mighty lake, do listen,
Spread your waters so wide,
That I may float over them
To His hidden house in space infinite.
|| The kin ||
Who indeed are the kin of Lav and Kush?
They are the trees, creepers and birds in bush.
Who indeed are the friends who take them out to play?
They are the dogs, peacocks and calves playful all day.
When I hear their happy and playful laughter
My heart is filled with joy
and blessings shower.