मञ्जुरामायणम् -6

जनबाष्पजलाश्रयप्रिया वरशृङ्गद्वयभीमदर्शना ।
मलिना मतिमान्द्यपीवरा महिषी सत्यमियं महीपतेः ।।

janabāṣpajalāśrayapriyā varaśṛṅgadvayabhīmadarśanā|
malinā matimāndyapīvarā mahiṣī satyamiyaṁ mahīpateḥ||

Kaikeyi is compared to buffalo in this sloka. The poet plays on the
word 'mahiShI' which means both a she-buffalo and queen.

(the meaning given within parantheses are attributes to she-buffalo)

मतिमान्द्यपीवरा = full of dull intellect (fat and brainless)
जनबाष्पजलाश्रयप्रिया = desirous of the pool of water formed by
people’s tears (loves to wallow in water)
वरशृङ्गद्वयभीमदर्शना = looking fierce due to her 2 boons (looking
fierce with 2 horns)
महीपतेः महिषी = The king's wife (Buffalo)
सत्यमियं = She is truly
मलिना = dirty.

1 comment:

sittingathome said...

Kaikeyi is normally portrayed as a wicked woman.But in his work 'Saket' the Hindi poet Maithili Sharan Gupt ( also called 'Saketkaar )tries to change this perception and presents Kaikeyi's point of view very eloquently, which will cause a change of heart in all Kaikeyi haters.Found this :