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3: Paativratya, Faithfullness to spouse

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Faithfulness towards Spouse/Husband The basic value for ‘Purusharth’

Song 4 :

‘Paativratya’
Faithfulness towards Spouse/Husband

One is from a rich household and family
Another is a wife in a humble hutment dwelling
Yet their ‘Paativratya’ is same in eyes of ‘Hari’ ** ||1||

One prepares sweets and confectionery
The other prepares dry bread full of love
Yet their ‘Pativratya’ is same in eyes of ‘Hari’||2||

One has jasmine and roses in her garden array
The other worships with but simple wild flowers.
Yet their ‘Pativratya’ is same in eyes of ‘Hari’ ||3||

One wears precious gems and jewellery
Other the ornament of husband’s name in her heart,
Yet their ‘Pativratya’ is same in eyes of ‘Hari’ ||4||

Whether he be a farmer or a horse-mounted ‘shikari’ #,
Their wives await them with the same anxiety
Indeed their ‘Pativratya’ is same in eyes of ‘Hari’ ||5||

Note:
* Pativratya : faithfulness to spouse/husband
#’shikari’ : sports-man, hunter
** Hari : God

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