Lāgati avadh bhayāvani bhāri | mānahun kālrāti andhiāri ||
लागति अवध भयावनि भारी । मानहुँ कालराति अंधिआरी ॥
Ayodhya presented a most dismal appearance as though it were the dark night of final dissolution of the universe.
Ghar masān parijana janu bhutā | Suta hita mita manahun jamdutā ||
घर मसान परिजन जनु भूता । सुत हित मीत मनहुँ जमदुता ॥
Their houses appeared like so many crematories, their retainers like ghosts, and their sons, relations and friends like messengers of death.