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February 12th

Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
सन्तुष्टो भार्यया भर्ता भर्त्रा भार्या तथैव च ।
यस्मिन्नेव कुले नित्यं कल्याणं तत्र वै ध्रुवम् ॥

- मनुस्मृति

santuShTo bhaaryayaa bhartaa bhartraa bhaaryaa tathaiva cha |
yasminneva kule nityaM kalyaaNaM tatra vai dhruvam ||
- manusmRuti

Meaning of the subhAShita:
Only in a family in which, the wife is jubilant with her husband and so also the husband is exultant with his wife, there (resides) prosperity - (this), is incontrovertible!

True prosperity is not as much in abundance of wealth, as in abundance of happiness and peaceful existence.  When the ambience is conducive for calmness of the mind, each member of the family shall have the mindset to reach their fullest potential!  If their energies are contained and contaminated in mundane in-differences, then there is neither time nor stamina to pursue their passions, nor is the rest of the family inspired to pursue in their arenas either.

How is such an ambience established?  Who are instrumental in these circumstances being entrenched into the day to day lives of all those involved in the family?  It is the two main wheels of the vehicle, the husband and wife.  If they are at peace with each other, if they revel in the company of the other, if they are jubilant in the camaraderie of the other, the entire household runs smoothly!  That doesn't mean that there are no petty tiffs and tantrums along the way.  But they have figured out a way to rejoice each other, despite those hurdles!  In fact, it is those minor tussles that make the landscape beautiful :).

The poet says, in such a household where there is never a controversy, there is - peace and prosperity, laughter and love, joy and jubilation!  May that be showered abundantly and bestowed generously on all!!

pada vigrahaH:
सन्तुष्टो भार्यया भर्ता भर्त्रा भार्या तथ एव च ।
santuShTo bhaaryayaa bhartaa bhartraa bhaaryaa tatha eva cha |

यस्मिन् एव कुले नित्यं कल्याणं तत्र वै ध्रुवम् ॥
yasmin eva kule nityaM kalyaaNaM tatra vai dhruvam ||


  1. hi Kaavya Sindhu, i am looking for this shlok please help me with the complete version

    Re Re chatak savdhan Mansa,

    It say, dear Chatak pakshi you are going to each and every cloud and are asking for rain, please check once if the cloud can really bring rain or not.

    1. re re chatak savdhan mansa mritak chanam shruyatam
      ambodha bahavo vasanti gaganey sarvetra nitadrishat
      kechid brishti bhiradriyanti vasudha garjanti kechid vritha
      yum yum pashyashi tasya tasya puruto ma deen vuedham vrachah

  2. The full shloka and exposition is at

    Hope that helps.

  3. Thanks a lot for the help