PHOTO PROMPT © Danny Bowman
Jehangir succeeded Akbar the Mughal emperor in the 16th century. As Akbar was opposed to this, Jehangir stripped all his (Akbar’s) advisors of honor and jailed them including Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khana his own tutor.
It so happened that a close friend approached Rahim for help in prison. Rahim expressed his inability in view of his circumstances. However, on insistence he advised him to visit the Raja-of-Chitrakoot and recite following couplet …..
The King of Awadh resides in Chitrakoot (thus comparing him to Lord-Ram and also referring to Ram’s exile in Chitrakoot).
Those who fall on bad times come to this land.
Words ~ 101
The actual couplet (doha) is –
Chitrakoot me basat hai Rahiman Awadh-naresh,
Jaa par vipdaa aat hai wo aaye is desh!
Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.