Rajaram Ramachandran

Gold Star - 23,027 Points (13-7-31 (see reverse) / Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India)

(107) (Meera) Meera Faints In Shiva Temple - Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran

In the temple of Lord Shiva,
A cow came before Meera.
It reminded her about Krishna,
And His consort, Radha.

Her suppressed feelings came out.
She was helpless to speak it out,
As Rana was too kind to her
Expecting more love from her

She fainted and fell down.
It was taken as an ill omen,
Rana’s mother curtly remarked,
And back home, they all started.

“How my selfish son
Married a sickly woman? ”
In the temple she remarked
When Meera had swooned.

Meera got up and saw
Her hot mother-in-law,
Who was jealous of her
Since Rana married her.

In the absence of a queen,
She acted as a mother queen.
Since Meera became a queen
She felt her powers withdrawn.

In Meera’s every deed
Or o’er her every word
She found out a mistake
That gave the girl a prick.

They visited then graveyard
Where “Sati” was performed,
As a mark of respect to those
Who sacrificed their lives.

Allaudin’s love story
And Rani Padmini’s glory
Rana briefed slowly
Which she heard keenly.

When Bheem Singh died in war,
Padmini immolated herself in fire.
Allaudin, who came to abduct her,
Went back home without her.

Seven thousand women,
Immolated one by one,
When Allaudin came
To abduct all of them.

Allaudin was surprised
And he then worshiped
In reverence their ashes
Paying his due respects.

Rana’s throat chocked
When he mentioned
This part of the story
From the past history.

Rajput women believed,
Once they were married,
They followed their own men
Generation after generation.

Meera, a Rajput woman,
Had this only confusion,
Tradition stood in her way to join
Krishna after her death even?

She swooned once again
On this unsolved confusion,
That gave one more chance
For Rana’s mother to criticise.

Comments about (107) (Meera) Meera Faints In Shiva Temple by Rajaram Ramachandran

  • (3/16/2009 8:12:00 PM)

    the mother-in-law daughter-in-law problem was there even then...'sati' seemed to have been used as a meens of escape from a bad guy...the lovely flow of your words does'nt hamper with the story...lovely sir (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2009

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