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Friday, February 26, 2010

the real ornament

केयूरा न विभूषयन्ति पुरुषं हारा न चन्द्रोज्ज्वला
न स्नानं न विलेपनं न कुसुमं नालङ्कृता मूर्धजा ।
 वाण्येका समलङ्करोति पुरुषं या संस्कृता धार्यते
क्षीयन्ते खलु भूषणानि सततं वाग्भूषणंभूषणम् ।।

keyoora na vibhooshayanthi purussham haaraah na chandrojjwalaah
na snaanam na vilepanam na kusumama naalankritha moordhajaa
vaanyekaa samalankarothi purusham ya samskrithaa dhaaryathey
ksheeyanthey khalu bhooshanaani sathatam vaagbooshanam booshanam

കേയൂരാ ന വിഭൂഷയന്തി പുരുഷം ഹാരാ ന ചന്ദ്രോജ്ജ്വലാ
ന സ്നാനം ന വിലേപനം ന കുസുമം നാലങ്കൃതാ മൂര്ദ്ധജാ
വാണ്യേകാ സമലങ്കരോതിപുരുഷം യാ സംസ്കൃതാ ധാര്യതേ
കഷീയന്തേ ഖലു ഭുഷണാനി സതതം വാഗ്ഭൂഷണം ഭുഷണം

Bharthruhari


wearing fitting and gemstudded bracelets, 

ornamental chains shining like the moon itself adorning the bosom, ceremonial bath, 
unguents, 
decoration with rare and beautiful flowers 
or 
ornamentation of the tuft with  great efforts and spectacular effects
 ---

such artificial embellishments of a man will not fetch  any permanent glory, beauty or glamour to a man. 
However if the only civilized language which is known as refined (Samskritham) adorns fills to the brim the minds and thought and words of a man, he is the  one who is really decorated. 
 The artificial trinkets get decayed and dilapidated with the passage of time, however the ornament in the shape of good erudition always remains with him

In fact  the ornaments mentioned above may give the wearer  the look of a tinsel hero in a puranic film... but what  more?