Pleasure to my eyes..
Story Play (Attakkatha):
One morning King Daksha went to bathe in the sacred Yamuna. He was wonder-struck by the beauty of the river.
This Kalindi river gives immense
pleasure to my eyes
Even the thousand-tongued Anantha can’t
describe the river’s countless blessings
Many an ascetic after shedding
their ego and with happy minds
have taken a dip in the river
and are living in the forest on its banks
Lotus flowers swarming with bees
shine like beautiful women with curls
swans dancing on the sandbanks
bring rising joy to my mind
A conch shining like the autumn moon
is sitting there on a lotus leaf
I take a great fancy to it,
let me go and fetch that now.