te.atikaayam samaasaadya vaanaraa muuDhachetasaH |
sharaNyam sharaNam jagmurlakShmaNaagrajamaahave || 6-71-9
9. atikaaya samaasaadya = (when) Atikaya was to be attacked; vaanaraaH = the monkeys; muuDhachetasaH = were bewildered in mind;sharaNam jagmuH = and sought refuge; lakSmaNaagrajam = with Rama; aahave = in battle; sharaNyam = who affords protection.
When Atikaya was to be attacked, the monkeys were bewildered in mind and sought in the battle, a refuge with Rama, who affords protection.
ko.asau parvatasa~Nkaasho dhanuShmaanharilochanaH |
yukte hayasahasreNa vishaale syandane sthitaH || 6-71-12
12. kaH = who; asau = is he; parvatasamkaashaH = resembling a mountain (in size); dhanuShmaan = armed with a bow; harilochanaH = brown-eyed; sthitaH = and seated; vishaale syandane = in a spacious chariot; yukte = yoked; haya sahasreNa = with a thousand horses?
“Who is he, resembling a mountain in size, armed with a bow, brown-eyed and seated in a spacious chariot yoked with a thousand horses?”
raktakaNThaguNo dhiiro mahaaparvatasaMnibhaH |
kaalaH kaalamahaavaktro meghastha iva bhaaskaraH || 6-71-22
22. dhiiraH = this brave warrior; rakta kaNTha guNaH = with a red garland adorning his neck; mahaaparvata sannibhaH = resembling a large mountain; kaalaH = black in colour; kaala mahaavaktraH = having a mouth as large as Death; bhaaskaraH iva = looks like the sun; meghasthaH = veiled by a cloud.
“This brave warrior, with a red garland adorning his neck, resembling a large mountain black in colour and having a month as large as Death, looks like the sun veiled by a cloud.”
tasyaasiidviiryavaanputro raavaNapratimo raNe |
vR^iddhasevii shrutadharaH sarvaastraviduShaam varaH || 6-71-28
28. tasya = to him; aasiit = there is; putraH = a son; viiryavaan = who is valiant; raavaNapratimaH = equal to Ravana; raNe = in combat;vR^iddha sevii = who serves elders; varaH = excellent; shrutidharaH = among those holding that which is heard; sarvaastra viduShaam = and who is skilled in the use of weaponry.
“To him, there is a valiant son, equal to Ravana in combat, who serves elders, holding that which is heard from them and skilled in the use of weaponry.”
yasya baahum samaashritya la~Nkaa bhavati nirbhayaa |
tanayam dhaanyamaalinyaa atikaayamimam viduH || 6-71-30
30. samaashritya = resting; yasya baahum = on whose arm; laN^kaa = Lanka; bhavati nirbhayaa = is feeling fearless; viduH = (they) know; imam= him; atikaayam = as Atikaya; tanayam = the son; dhaanyamaalinyaaH = of Dhanyamali.
“He is Atikaya, the son of Dhanyamali. Lanka is feeling fearless, by resting on his arm.”
vajram viShTambhitaM yena baaNairindrasya dhiimataH |
paashaH salilaraajasya yuddhe pratihatastathaa || 6-71-34
eSho.atikaayo balavaan raakShasaanaamatharShabhaH |
sa raavaNasya suto dhiimaan devadanava darpahaa || 6-71-35
34; 35. yena = by whom; baaNaiH = with his arrows; yuddhe = in battle; vajram = the thunderbolt; dhiimataH indrashcha = of the intelligent Indra; viShTambhitam = was paralyzed; tathaa = and; paashaH = the noose; salilaraajasya = of Varuna; the lord of waters; pratihataH = was struck down; eShaH = he as such; atikaayaH = is Atikaya; balavaan = a strong demon; atha = and; R^iShabhaH = the foremost; raakShasaanaam = among demons; saH = He; dhiimaan = the wise demon; raavaNa sutaH = is the son of Ravana; devadaanava darpahaa = who took off the pride from celestials and ogres.
“He is Atikaya, who paralyzed the thunderbolt of the intelligent Indra with his arrows. He struck down the noose of Varuna, the seizer of transgressors. This wise Ravana’s son, who is strong and the foremost of demons took off the pride of celestials and ogres.”
te.arditaa baaNabarSheNa bhinnagaatraaH plava~NgamaaH |
na shekuratikaayasya pratikartuM mahaaraNe || 6-71-42
42. te paraajitaaH = those overthrown monkeys; arditaaH = injured; baaNa varSeNa = by the shower of arrows; atikaayasya = of Atikaya;bhinnagaatraaH = with their blown out bodies; mahaahave = in that great battle; na shekuH = were unable; pratikartum = to retaliate (on him).
Those overthrown monkeys, injured with their blown out bodies, by the shower of Atikaya’s arrows in that great battle, were unable to retaliate on him.
kruddhaH saumitrirutpatya tuuNaadaakShipya saayakam |
purastaadatikaayasya vichakarSha mahaddhanuH || 6-71-47
47. kruddhaH = the enraged; saumitriH = Lakshmana; utpatya = coming forward quickly; aakShipya = and taking off; saayakam = an arrow;tuuNaat = from the quiver; an arrow; chakarSha = pulled out; mahat = his great; dhanuH = bow; parastaat = in front; atikaayasya = of Atikaya.
The enraged Lakshmana, coming forward quickly and taking off an arrow from his quiver pulled out his great bow in front of Atikaya.
na vaakyamaatreNa bhavaanpradhaano |
na katthanaatsatpuruShaa bhavanti |
mayi sthite dhanvini baaNapaaNau |
vidarshayasvaatmabalam duraatman || 6-71-58
58. duraatman = O the evil minded one!; vaakyamaatrena = just by mere words; bhavaan = you; na = cannot be; pradhaanaH = a very important person; katthanaat = by of boasting themselves; na bhavanti = people cannot become; satpuruShaaH = good persons; nidarshayatva = you show;aatmabalam = your strength; mayi = in me; sthite = who is standing; baaNa paaNau = with an arrow in hand; dhanvini = and wielding a bow.
“O the evil-minded! Just by uttering mere words, you cannot by a very important person. People cannot become good persons, just by boasting of themselves. You rather show your strength in me, who is standing with an arrow in hand and wielding a bow.”
baalo.ayamiti viGYaaya na maavaGYaatumarhasi |
baalo vaa yadi vaa vR^iddho mR^ityum jaaniihi samyuge || 6-71-63
baalena viShNunaa lokaastrayaH kraantaastrivikramaiH |
63. viN^aaya = thinking; iti = that; ayam = he; baalaH = is a boy; na cha arhasi = you ought not; avaJNaatum = to disregard (me); baalovaa = either as a boy; vR^iddhovaa = or as an old man; jaanihi = you indeed perceive (me); samyuge = in the battle front; mR^ityum = as the god of Death;baalena viShNuunaa = by Vishnu as a boy; trayaH = the three; lokaaH = worlds; kraantaaH = were occupied; trivikramaiH = by his three strides.
“Thinking me to be a boy, you need not disregard me. Either as the boy or as the aged, you indeed know me in battle-front as the god of Death. Vishnu, as a boy occupied the three worlds just with his three strides, Didn’t he?”
sa taaMshchhittvaa sharaistiikShNairlakShmaNaH paraviirahaa || 6-71-70
aadade nishitaM baaNam jvalantamiva tejasaa |
70. chhitvaa = cutting off; taan = those arrows; shitaiH baaNaiH = with his sharp arrows; saH lakShmaNaH = that Lakshmana; paraviirahaa = the annihilator of enemy-warriors; aadade = took up; nishitam baaNam = a sharp arrow; jvalantamiva tejasaa = as though it was blazing with a glow.
Cutting off those arrows with his sharp arrows that Lakshmana, the destroyer of enemy-warriors, took up a sharp arrow, as though it was blazing with a glow.
raakShasaH prachakampe cha lakShmaNeShu prakampitaH || 6-71-74
rudrabaaNahataM bhiimam yathaa tripuragopuram |
74. raakShasaH = the demon; lakShmaNeShu prapiiDitaH = tormented by Lakshmana’s arrow; atha = then; prachakampa = trembled violently;ghoram tripuragopuram yathaa = like the terrific town-gate of Tripura City built of gold; silver and iron in the sky; air and earth by Maya for the demons; rudra baaNahatam = struck by the arrow of Shiva.
The demon, tormented by Lakshmana’s arrow, then trembled violently as when the terrific town-gate of Tripura City, (built of gold, silver and iron in the sky, air and earth by Maya for the demons) was struck by Shiva’s arrow.
tatastaanraakShasotsR^iShTaa~nsharaughaanraavaNaanujaH || 6-71-79
asambhraantaH prachichchheda nishitairbahubhiH sharaiH |
79. tataH = thereupon; raaghavaanujaH = Lakshmana; asambhraantaH = coolly; prachichchheda = chopped off; taan = those; sharaughaan = gluts of arrows; raakShasotsR^iShTaan = released by the foremost of demons; bahubhiH nishitaiH sharaiH = by the multitude of his sharp arrows.
Thereupon, Lakshmana coolly chopped off those gluts of arrows released by that foremost of demons, by the multitude of his sharp arrows.
tatastam jvalitaM ghoram lakShmaNaH sharamaahitam || 6-71-86
atikaayaaya chikShepa kaaladaNDamivaantakaH |
86. lakShmaNaH = (Meanwhile) Lakshmana; chikShepa = hurled; atikaayaaya = at Atikaya; jvalitam = that blazing; ghoram = and awful; sharam = arrow; aahitam = employed; tat = with that; astram = mystic missile; antakaH = as Yama the lord of Death; (would hurl); kaala daN^Damiva = his rod of destruction.
Meanwhile, Lakshmana hurled at Atikaya, that blazing and awful arrow employed with that mystic missile as Yama the lord of Death would hurl his rod of destruction.
athainam sharadhaaraabhirdhaaraabhiriva toyadaH |
abhyavarShata sa~Nkruddho lakShmaNo raavaNaatmajam || 6-71-94
94. atha = then; samkruddhaH = the furious; lakShmaNaH = Lakshmana; abhyavarShata = showered forth; sharadhaaraabhiH = hails of arrows;enam raavaNaatmajam = on this Atikaya; toyadaH iva = as a cloud; dhaaraabhiH iva = showers hails of down-pour.
Then, the furious Lakshmana showered forth hails of arrows on Atikaya, as a rainy cloud showers hails of down-pour.
taM brahmaNo.astreNa niyujya chaape |
sharam supu~NkhaM yamaduutakalpam |
saumitririndraarisutasya tasya |
sasarja baaNam yudhi vajrakalpam || 6-71-106
106. niyujya = having charged; brahmaNaH astraH = the missile of Brahma; tam sharam = on that arrows; sapuN^kham = with the feathers and all; yama duutakalpam = equal to a messenger of Yama the lord of Death; chaape = over the bow; saumitriH = Lakshmana; sasarja = released; baaNam= that arrows; vajrakalpam = similar to a thunder bolt; tasya indraarisutasya = on that son of Ravana.
Having charged the missile of Brahma on that arrow with the feathers and all, equal to a messenger of Yama the lord of Death over his bow, Lakshmana released that arrow looking like a thunderbolt on Atikaya, the son of Ravana.
moghaani kR^itvaa sa sharo.agnidiiptaH |
prasahya tasyaiva kiriiTajuShTaM |
tadaatikaayasya shiro jahaara || 6-71-110
110. tadaa = then; saH sharaH = that arrow; agnidiiptaH = blazing like fire; moghaani kR^itvaa taani aayudhaani = made in vain; those weapons;adbhuta vigrahaani = of wonderful form; pragR^ihya = taking; shiraH = his head; jahaara = carried it away.
Then, that arrow, blazing like fire, made in vain those weapons of wonderful form and taking Atikaya’s head, carried it away.
atibala matikaayamabhrakalpaM |
yudhi vinipaatya sa lakShmaNaH prahR^iShTaH |
tvaritamatha tadaa sa raamapaarshvaM
kapinivahaishcha supuujito jagaama || 6-71-116
116. vinipaatya = throwing down; yudhi = in battle; atikaayam = that Atikaya; atibalam = who was exceedingly strong; abhrakalpam = and looking like a cloud; saH lakShmanaH = that Lakshmana; tadaa = then; prahR^iShTaH = was greatly delighted; supuujitaH = and while he was being worshipped; kapinivahaiH = by the multitude of monkeys; atha = thereupon; tvaritam = quickly; jagaama = hastened towards; raama paarshvam = the vicinity of Rama.
Throwing down in battle, that Atikaya who was exceedingly strong and looking like a cloud, Lakshmana was greatly delighted and while he was being worshipped by the multitude of monkeys, thereupon quickly hastened towards the proximity of Rama.
aho subalavaan raamo mahadastrabalam cha vai || 6-71-10
yasya vikramamaasaadya raakShasaa nidhanam gataaH |
10. yasya = by which Rama’s; vikramam = valour; raakShasaaH = the demons; aasaadya nidhanam gataaH = reached past destruction; raamaH = (that) Rama; aho = alas!; subalavaan = has a great strength; astra balamcha mahatvai = and indeed has an arrow of great power too.
“By Rama’s valour, the demons were destroyed. Alas! How great is Rama’s strength! How great is the power of his arrow!”
sarvatashchaapi tiShThadhvam svaiH svaiH parivR^itaa balaiH || 6-71-13
draShTavyam cha padam teShaam vaanaraaNaaM nishaacharaaH |
13. nishaacharaaH = O demons!; tiShThadhvam = stay; sarvataH = on all sides; parivR^itaaH = surrounded by; svaiH svaiH balaiH = by your respective armies; padam teShaam vaanaraaNaam = the position of those monkeys; draShTavyam cha = is to be watched.
“O demons! Stay on all sides with your respective armies. The various positioning of those monkeys are to be watched.”
tataH sa saMdiipitakopapahni |
rnishaacharaaNaamadhipo mahaabalaH |
tadeva putravyasanam vichintayan |
muhurmuhushchaiva tadaa vyaniHshvasat || 6-71-18
18. samdiipita kopa vahniH = blazed as he was with a fire of anger; mahaabalaH = the mighty; adhipaH = lord; nishaacharaaNaam = of demons;tataH = then; vichintayan = thinking; tat puravyasanam eva = of that loss of his son; tadaa = then muhuH muhuH = again and again; vyaniHshvasat = sighing.
Blazed as he was with a fire of anger, Ravana the mighty lord of demons, then remained broading about the loss of his son (Atikaya) and also sighing again and again.
tatastu raajaanamudiikShya diinaM |
atharShabho raakShasaraajasuunur |
athendrajidvaakyamidaM babhaaShe || 6-73-3
3. tataH = then; udiikShya = seeing; raajaanam = Ravana the king; diinam = miserably; samparipuluvaan = submerged; shokaarNave = in a sea of sorrow; indrajit = Indrajit; raakshasaraajasuumuH = Ravana’s son; ratharShabhaH = the best of charioteers; babhaaShe = spoke; tam = to him; idam vaakyam = the following words.
Then, seeing Ravana the king, miserably submerged in a sea of sorrow, Indrajit, Ravana’s son, the best among charioteers, spoke to him as follows:
imaaM pratiGYaaM shR^iNu shakrashatroH |
adyaiva raamaM sahalakShmaNena |
santaapayiShyaami sharairamoghaiH || 6-73-6
6. shR^iNu = Hear; shakrashatoH = of Indrajit’s; pratiJNaam = promise; sunishchitaan = which is very firm; pauruShadaivayuktaam = belonging to valour and coming from gods; adyaiva = now itself; samtarpayiShyaami = I shall overfill; raamam = Rama; lakShmaNena saha = together with Lakshmana; amoghaiH sharaughaiH = with unfailing flood of arrows.
“Listen to Indrajit’s promise, which is very firm, backed by valour and divine blessing. Now itself, I will overwhelm Rama together with Lakshmana unfailing flood of arrows.
sa sha~NkhaninadairbhiimairbheriiNaaM cha mahaasvanaiH|
jagaama tridashendraariH stuuyamaano nishaacharaiH || 6-73-14
14. saH = that; viiryavaan = valiant; tridashendraariH = Indrajit; jagaama = went; vegena = swiftly; ajim = to battle; puurNaiH = with full;shaNkhaninadaiH = blasts of couches; bheriiNaam = and kettle-drums.
That valiant Indrajit swiftly went to the battle-field with full blasts of couches and kettle-drums.
tvamapratirathaH putra tvayaa vai vaasavo jitaH |
kimpunarmaanuSham dhR^iShyam nihaniShyasi raaghavam || 6-73-18
tathokto raakShasendreNa pratyagR^ihNaanmahaashShaH |
18. putra = my dear son!; tvam apratirathaH = there is no charioteer who can stand you as your rival; tvayaa = by you; vaasavaH = Indra the lord of celestials; jitaH = was conquered; nihaniShyasi = you can kill; raaghavam = Rama; maanuSham = a man; dhR^iShyam = who is assailable; kim punaH= how much more can I tell?” tathaa = thus; uktaH = spoken; raakShasendreNa = by the king of demons; (Indrajit); pratyagR^ihNaat = accepted;mahaashiShaH = his great blessings.
“O my dear son! There is no charioteer who can stand you as your rival. Indra the lord of celestials was conquered by you. You can kill Rama, a mere human being, who is assailable. How much more can I tell?” After hearing these words of Ravana Indrajit accepted his great blessings.
sa tatraagniM samaastiirya sharapatraiH satomaraiH || 6-73-24
chhaagasya sarvakR^iShNasya galaM jagraaha jiivataH |
24. samaastiirya = duly spreading; agnim = fire; sharapatraiH = with reeds (in the form of other weapons); satomariaH = accompanied by lances;tatra = there; saH = he; jagraaha = elapsed; galam = the neck; jiivitaH chhagasya = of a live goat; kR^iShNa varNasya = of dark hue (for offering it to the fire as an oblation).
Duly spreading fire with reeds (in the form of other weapons) accompanied by lances there, Indrajit elapsed the neck of a live goat of dark hue (for offering it to the fire as an oblation).
so.astramaahaarayaamaasa braahmamastravidaaM varaH || 6-73-27
dhanushchaatmarathaM chaiva sarvaM tatraabhyamantrayat |
27. saH = Indrajit; astravishaaradaH = who was skilled in the use of mystic missiles; aahaarayaamaasa = invoked; brahmam astram = the missile presided over by Brahma; abhyamantrayat = and charged; tatra = there; dhanushcha = the bow; aatmarathamchaiva = his own chariot; sarvam = and all.
Indrajit, who was skilled in the use of mystic missiles, invoked the missile presided over by Brahma and charged it on his bow, chariot and all.
sa paavakaM paavakadiiptatejaa |
sa chaapabaaNaasirathaashvasuutaH |
khe.antardadha aatmaanamachintyaruupaH || 6-73-29
29. hutvaa = having propitiated offerings in fire; saH = Indrajit; paavaka diipta tejaaH = having a splendour; shining like the fire; mahendra pratima prabhaavaH = having a night similar to that of Indra the lord of celestials; achintya viirya = possessing an unimaginable prowess; andardadha = became invisible; aatmaanam = himself; khe = in the sky; sachaapabaaNaasi rathaashvasuutaH = with the bow; arrows; sword; chariot; horses; charioteer and all.
Having propitiated offering in fire, Indrajit, having a splendour shining like the fire, having a might similar to that of Indra, and possessing an unimaginable prowess, became himself invisible in the sky, with the bow, arrows, sword, chariot, horses, charioteer and all.
sa tu naaliikanaaraachairgadaabhirmusalairapi |
rakShobhiH saMvR^itaH saMkhye vaanaraan vichakarta ha || 6-73-34
34. sa u = that Indrajit on his part; rakShobhiH samvR^itaH = along with his demons; samkhye = in battle; vichakartaha = destroyed; vaanaraan = the monkeys; naaliika naaraachaiH = with Naliika (broad-headed) arrows; steel arrows; gadaabhiH = maces; musalairapi = and clubs.
That Indrajit, on his part, along with his demons in the battle-field, destroyed the monkeys with Nalika (broad-headed) arrows, steel arrows, maces and clubs.
te tapantamivaadityaM ghorai rbaaNagabhastibhiH |
abhyaadhaavanta samkruddhaaH samyuge vaanararShabhaaH || 6-73-40
40. te vaanararShabhaaH = those excellent monkeys; samkruddhaaH = with anger; abhyaadaavanta = ran against Indrajit; tapantam = who was tormenting; aadityam iva = like the sun; ghoraiH baaNagabhastibhiH = with his terrific ray-like arrows.
Those excellent monkeys with anger attacked Indrajit, who was tormenting them like the sun with his terrific ray-like the sun with his terrific ray-like arrows.
taM drumaaNaam shilaanaaM cha varShaM praaNaharaM mahat |
vyapohata mahaatejaa raavaNiH samitiMjayaH || 6-73-44
44. raavaNiH = Indrajit; mahaatejaaH = of great splendour; samitimjayaH = the conqueror in battles; vyapohata = kept off; tam = that; mahat = great; varSham = rain; drumaanaam = of trees; shilaanamcha = and rocks; praaNaharam = which take away lives.
Indrajit of great splendour and the conqueror of battles, kept off that great rain of deadly hail of trees and rocks.
jaambavantaM tu dashabhirniilaM tri.nshadbhireva cha |
sugriivamR^iShabhaM chaiva so.aN^gadam dvividaM tathaa || 6-73-48
48. tadaa = then; saH = Indrajit; dashabhiH = with ten arrows; jaambavantam = (struck) Jambavan; trimshadbhireva = with thirty arrows; niilam = Nila; ghoraiH tiikShNaiH = with terrific sharp arrows; data varaih = endowed with boons; sugriivam = Sugreeva; R^iShabham chaiva = Rishabha;aN^gadam = Angada; tathaa = and; dvividam = Dvivida; akarot = and made then; niShpraaNaan = breathless.
Indrajit then struck Jambavan with ten arrows and Nila with thirty arrows. He also struck Sugreeva, Rishabha, Angada and Dvivida with sharp and terrific arrows endowed with boons and made them breathless.
sa sainyamutsR^ijya sametya tuurNaM |
adR^ishyamaanaH sharajaalamugraM |
vavarSha niilaambudharo yathaambu || 6-73-54
54. utsR^ijya = leaving off; svasainyan = his army; mahaahave = in that great battle; adR^ishyamaanaH = becoming invisible; (Indrajit); sametya= advancing (towards the monkeys); vavarSha = rained; tuurNam = quickly; ugram = terrific sharajaalam = multitude of arrows; manara vaahiniSha = on the armies; niilaambudharaH yathaa = as a black cloud (down pours); ambu = the rain.
Leaving off his army from that great battle-field and becoming invisible, Indrajit advanced towards the monkeys and quickly rained terrific hail of arrows on those armies of monkeys, as black cloud downpours the rain.
sa vai gadaabhirhariyuuthamukhyaan |
nirbhidya baaNaistapaniiyapu~NkhaiH |
vavarSha raamaM sharavR^iShTijaalaiH |
salakShmaNaM bhaaskararashmikalpaiH || 6-73-66
66. nirbhidya = tearing asunder; hariyuuthamukhyaan = the principal monkey-warriors; gadaabhiH = by maces; baaNaiH = and arrows;tapaniiyavarNaiH = which were of golden colour; saH = that Indrajit; vavarSha = rained; sharavR^iShTijaalaiH = a multitude of showers of arrows;bhaaskara rashmi kalpaiH = equal to sun’s rays; raamam = on Rama; salakShmaNam = along with Lakshmana.
Tearing asunder the principal monkey-warriors by maces and arrows, which were of golden colour, that Indrajit rained a multitude of showers of arrows equal to sun’s rays on Rama and Lakshmana.
manye svayambhuurbhagavaanachintyo |
yasyaitadastraM prabhavash cha yo.asya|
mayaa sahaavyagramanaaH sahasva || 6-73-70
70. manye = I think; bhagavaan svayambhuuH = the self-born Lord Brahma; yaH prabhavaH = who is the source of this universe; achintyaH = is inconceivable; etat astram = and by whom this missile (is presided); dhiiman = O wise one!; avyagramanaaH = remaining undistracted in mind; tvam = you; sahasva = bear; mayaa saha = along with me; iha = here; baaNaavapaatam = the hail of arrows; adya = today.
“I think the self-born Brahma who is the source of the universe is inconceivable and this missile is presided over by him. O wise one! Remaining undistracted in mind, you bear along with me today the hail of arrows here.”
aavaaM tu dR^iShTvaa patitau visaMGYau |
dhruvaM pravekShyatyamaraarivaasaM |
asau samaadaaya raNaagralakShmiim || 6-73-72
72. dR^iShTvaa = finding; aavaam = both of us; visamJNau = fallen unconscious; gataharSha roShau = and without showing joy and anger;nivR^ittayuddhau = having desisted from fighting; samaasaadya = and having obtained; raNaagryalakShmiiva = laurels of battle in its beginning itself asau dhruvam pravekShyati = he will certainly return; amaraarivaasam = Lanka (the abode of demons).
“Finding both of us fallen unconscious without displaying any joy or anger as also having desisted from fighting, Indrajit will certainly return to Lanka, after having obtained laurels of battle in its beginning itself.”
tatastu taavindrajidastrajaalair |
babhuuvatustatra tadaa vishastau|
sa chaapi tau tatra viShaadayitvaa |
nanaada harShaadyudhi raakShasendraH || 6-73-73
73. tataH = thereafter; tau = Rama and Lakshmana; tadaa = then; babhuuvatuH = became; vishastau = struck; tatra = there; astra jaalaiH = by a multitude of arrows; indrajitaH = of Indrajit; tatra = there; saH = that; raakShasendrashchaapi = leader of demons also; viShaayitvaa = causing affliction; tau = to both of them; nanaada = roared; harShaat = with a thrill of rapture; yudhi = in battle.
Thereafter, Rama and Lakshmana there became struck by a multitude of arrows of Indrajit. That leader of demons also there, causing affliction to both of them, roared with a thrill of rapture in battle.
tato viShaNNaM samavekShya sainyaM |
vibhiiShaNo buddhimataaM variShThaH |
uvaacha shaakhaamR^igaraajaviiraan |
naashvaasayannapratimairvachobhiH || 6-74-2
2. samavekShya = seeing; sarvam = the entire army; viShaNNam = looking worried; vibhiiShaNaH = Vibhishana; variShThaH = the best;buddhimataam = among the intelligent; tataH = then; uvaacha = spoke; aashvaasayan = consoling; shaakhaa mR^iga raajaviiraan = the warriors of Sugreeva the lord of monkeys; apratimaiH = matchless; vachobhiH = words.
Seeing the entire army looking worried, Vibhishana, the best among the intelligent ones, spoke the following matchless words, consoling the warriors of Sugreeva, the lord of monkeys:
braahmamastraM tadaa dhiimaanmaanayitvaa tu maarutiH |
vibhiiShaNavachaH shrutvaa hanUmaaMstamathaabraviit || 6-74-5
5. tataH = then; hanumaan = Hanuma; dhiimaan = the intelligent one; maarutiH = and the son of wind-god; maanayitvaa = honouring; braahmam astram = the missile of Brahma; shrutvaa = and hearing; vibhiiShaNa vachaH = the words of Vibhishana; abraviit = spoke; idam = these words.
Then, the intelligent Hanuma, the son of wind-god, paying honour to the missile presided over by Brahma and hearing the words of Vibhishana, spoke the following words:
sugriivama~NgadaM niilaM sharabhaM gandhamaadanam |
gavaakSham cha siShjeMNam cha vegadarshanamaahukam || 6-74-10
maindaM nalaM jyotimukhaM dvividaM panasaM tathaa |
vibhiiShaNo hanUmaaMshcha dadR^ishaate hataanraNe || 6-74-11
10; 11. vibhiShaNaH = Vibhishana; hanuumaamcha = and Hanuma; dadR^ishaate = saw; sugriivam = Sugreeva; aN^gadam = Angada; niilam = Nila; sharabham = Sharabha; gandhamaadanam = Gandhamadana; gavaakSham = Gavaksha; suSheNam cha = Sushena; vegadarshinamevacha = Vegadarshi; maindam = Mainda; nalam = Nala; jyotimukham = Jyotimukha; vaanaram chaapi = and a monkey called; dvividam = Dvivida; hataan = who were struck down; raNe = in battle.
Vibhishana and Hanuma saw Sugreeva, Angada, Nila, Sharabha, Gandhamadana, Gavaksha, Sushena, Vegadarshi, Mainda, Nala, Jyotimukha and a monkey called Dvivida, who were struck down on the battle-field.
svabhaavajarayaa yuktaM vR^iddhaM sharashataish chitam |
prajaapatisutaM viiraM shaamyantamiva paavakam || 6-74-14
dR^iShTvaa tamupasa~Ngamya paulastyo vaakyamabraviit |
14. dR^iShTvaa = looking at; prajaapati sutam Jambavan; the son of Brahma; yuktam = who was endowed with; svabhaava jarayaa = old age by nature; vR^iddham = an elderly person; chitam = looking conspicuous; shara shataiH = with hundreds of arrows; viiram = and a valiant with hundreds of arrows; viiram = and a valiant person; paavakam iva = looking like fire; shyamantam = which was extinguishing; paulastyaH = Vibhishana; sama bhisamkramya = approaching abraviit = spoke; vaakyam = the him; following words.
Looking at Jambavan, the son of Brahma, who was naturally bequeathed with old age, an elderly person, with his body conspicuous of hundreds of arrows and a valiant person looking like an extinguishing fire, Vibhishana approached him and spoke as follows:
a~njanaa suprajaa yena maatarishvaa cha nairR^ita |
hanUmaanvaanarashreShThaH praaNaandhaarayate kva chit || 6-74-18
18. suvrata = O Vibhishana; of good manners!; hanuman = (Does) Hanuma; vaanara shreShThaH = the foremost among monkeys; yena = because of whom; aN^janaa = Anjana (his mother); maatarishraacha = and the wind-god; suprajaaH = are his blessed parents; praaNaandharayate = holding his lives; kvachit = anywhere?
“O Vibhishana, of good manners! Does Hanuma, the foremost among monkeys, because of whom, Anjana (his mother) and the wind-god are his blessed parents survive, holding his life any where nearby?”
asmi~njiivati viire tu hatamapyahataM balam |
hanUmatyujjhitapraaNe jiivanto.api mR^itaa vayam || 6-74-22
22. asmin viire = If this brave Hanuma; jiivati = is surviving; balam = the (whole) army; hatamapi = even if killed; ahatam = is unhurt; hanuumati= If Hanuma; ujghitapraaNe = has given up his life; vayam = we; mR^itaaH = are dead; jiivantaH api = even though living.
“If that brave Hanuma is surviving, the whole army even if killed, is unhurt. On the other hand, if Hanuma has given up is life, we are all dead, even though living.”
shrutvaa hanumato vaakyaM tathaapi vyathitendriyaH |
punarjaatamivaatmaanaM sa mene R^ikShapu~NgavaH || 6-74-25
25. shrutvaa = hearing; vaakyam = the words; hanumataH = of Hanuman; plavagottamaH = Jambavan; the foremost among monkeys;vivyathitendriyaH = with perturbed organs of senses; manyate = considered; jaatamiva = to have born; aatmaanam = himself; punaH = again.
Hearing the voice of Hanuma, Jambavan, the foremost among monkeys, with perturbed senses, considered himself as though born again.
gatvaa paramamadhvaanamuparyupari saagaram |
himavantaM nagashreShThaM hanUmangantumarhasi || 6-74-29
29. hanuumaan = O Hanuma!; arhasi = you ought; gantum = to go; himavantam = to Himalaya; nagashreShTham = the foremost of mountains;gatvaa = by traveling; uparyupari = higher and higher over; paramam = the large; saagaram = ocean.
“O Hanuma! You ought to go to Himalaya, the foremost of mountains, by traveling higher and higher over the large ocean.”
tataH kaa~nchanamatyugramR^iShabhaM parvatottamam |
kailaasashikharaM chaapi drakShyasyariniShUdana || 6-74-30
30. ariniShuudana = O annihilator of enemies!; tataH = thereupon; drakShyasi = you will see; tatra = there; R^iShabham = Mount Rishabha;parvatottamam = the excellent mountain; kailaasa shikharam = and the peak of Kailasa; kaaN^chanam = of golden hue; atyugram = and very much powerful.
“O annihilator of enemies! Thereafter, you will see there the Mount Rishabha, the excellent mountain and the very much powerful peak of Kailasa, with a golden hue.”
mR^itasa~njiivaniiM chaiva vishalyakaraNiim api |
sauvarNakaraNiiM chaiva sandhaaniiM cha mahauShadhiim || 6-74-33
33. mR^ita sanjivaniimchaiva = (you can see) Mrita sanjiivani (capable of restoring the dead to life) and also; vishalyakaraNiim api = Vishalyakarani (capable of extracting weapons and healing all wounds inflicted by weapons); suvarNakaraNiimchaiva = Suvarna karani (restoring the body to its original complexion); samdhaaniimcha = and sandhani (capable of joining severed limbs or fractured bones); mahauShadhim = the great herb.
“You can see there, Mrita Sanjivani (capable of restoring the dead to life), Vishalyakarani (capable of extracting weapons and healing all wounds inflicted by weapons), Suvarnakarani (restoring the body to its original complexion) and Sandhani, the great herb (capable of joining severed limbs or fractured bone).”
shrutvaa jaambavato vaakyaM hanUmaanharipu~NgavaH |
aapUryata baloddharShaistoyavegairivaarNavaH || 6-74-35
35. shrutvaa = hearing; vaakyam = the words; jaambaataH = of Jamabvan; hanuman = Hanuma; maarutaatmajaH = the son of wind-god;aapuuryata = was infused; baloddharShaiH = with animated strength; arNavaH iva = as the ocean; vaayuvegaiH = elevates with the force of the wind.
Hearing the words of Jambavan, Hanuma the son of wind-god was infused with animated strength, as the ocean gets animated with the force of the wind.
tasya peturnagaa bhUmau harivegaachcha jajvaluH |
shR^i~NgaaNi cha vyakiiryanta piiDitasya hanUmataa || 6-74-38
38. nagaaH = the trees; tasya = on that mountain; piiDitasya = pressed; hanuumataa = by Hanuma; petuH = fell; bhuumau = to the ground;jajvaluH cha = and caught fire; harivegaat = due to rapidity of Hanuma; shR^iN^gaaNi cha = its peaks also; vyashiiryanta = got broken.
The trees on that mountain, pressed by Hanuma, fell to the ground and caught fire due to rapidity of Hanuma. Its peaks also got broken.
pR^ithiviidharasa~Nkaasho nipiiDya dharaNiidharam |
pR^ithiviiM kShobhayaamaasa saarNavaaM maarutaatmajaH || 6-74-41
41. maarutaatmajaH = Hanuma; pR^ithiviidhara samkaashaH = like a mountain; nipiiDya = pressing hard; pR^ithiviidharam = the mountain;kShobhayaamaasapR^ithiviim saarNavaam = caused the earth along with the ocean to shake.
Pressing hard the mountain, Hanuma equal to a mountain, caused the earth along with the ocean to shake.
sa puchchhamudyamya bhuja~NgakalpaM |
vinamya pR^iShThaM shravaNe niku~nchya |
vivR^itya vaktraM vaDavaamukhaabham |
aapupluve vyomni sa chaNDavegaH || 6-74-49
49. udyamya = raising; puchchham = his tail; bhujaN^gakalpam = which resembled a serpent; vinamya = bending; pR^iShTham = his back;nikuchya = contracting; shravaNe = his ears; vivR^itya = and opening; vaktram = his mouth; ugram ba Dabaamukhaabham = which shore like a terrific submarine fire; saH = Hanuma; aapupluve = jumped; vyomni = into the sky; sachaN^Da vegaH = with a headlong speed.
Raising his tail which resembled on serpent, bending his back, contracting his ears and opening his month which shone like a terrific submarines-fire, Hanuma jumped into the sky, with a head long speed.
sa tau prasaaryoragabhogakalpau |
bhujau bhuja~NgaarinikaashaviiryaH |
jagaama meruM nagaraajamagryaM |
dishaH prakarShanniva vaayusuunuH || 6-74-51
51. prasaarya = stretching; bhujau = his arms; ugara bhogakalpau = looking like coils of serpents; saH vaayusuunuH = that Hanuma;bhujaN^gaarinikaasha viiryaH = vying with the prowess of hostile Garuda the eagle; prakarShinniva = as though he was drawing forth; dishaH = the four quarters; jagaama = headed towards; agryam shailam = the excellent mountain; nagaraajam = of Himalayas.
Stretching his arms, looking like coils of serpents, that Hanuma vying with the prowess of hostile Garuda the eagle, headed towards the excellent mountain of Himalayas, with gush as though he was drawing away the four quarters.
naanaaprasravaNopetaM bahukandaranirjharam |
shvetaabhrachayasa~NkaashaiH shikharaishchaarudarshanaiH || 6-74-57
shobhitaM vividhairvR^iktairagamatparvatottamam |
57. agamat = (Hanuman) went; parvatottamam = to Mount Himalaya; the foremost of mountains; shobhitam = embellished with;naanaaprasravaNapetam = various kinds of cascades; bahukandaranirjharam = many kinds of caves; mountain-streams; chaarudarshanaiH shikharaiH = and summits; shvetaabhrachaya samkaashe = resembling an assemblage of white clouds; vividhaiH = and many varieties; vR^ikShaiH = of trees.
Hanuma went to Mount Himalaya, the foremost of mountains, embellished with various kinds of cascades, many kinds of caves, mountain-streams and summits resembling an assemblage of white clouds as also many kinds of trees.
sa brahmakoshaM rajataalayaM cha |
shakraalayaM rudrasharapramokSham |
hayaananaM brahmashirashcha diiptaM |
dadarsha vaivasvata ki~NkarAMsh cha || 6-74-59
59. saH = he; dadarsha = saw; brahmakosham = the abode of Brahma the lord of creation; rajataalayamcha = Kailasa the abode of Shiva the lord of dissolution; shakraalayam = the abode of Indra the lord of celestials; rudrasharapramokSham = arrow-discharging place of Rudra (a figure of half-male and half-female born from Brhama’s forehead); hayaananam = the worshipping place of Hayagriva; the horse-faced form of Vishnu; diiptam = the shining; brahmashiraH cha = place at which Brahma’s head fell down; vaivasvata kimkaraamshcha = the sun-god and Kimkaras.
He saw the abode of Brahma the lord of creation, Kailasa the abode of Shiva the lord of dissolution, the abode of Indra the lord of celestials, the arrow-discharging place of Rudra, the worshipping place of Hayagriva, the horse-faced form of Vishnu, the shining place at which Brahma’s head fell down, the sun-god and Kimkaras.
sa yojanasahasrANi samatiitya mahaakapiH |
divyauShadhidharaM shailaM vyacharanmaarutaatmajaH || 6-74-63
63. saH maarutaatmajaH = that Hanuma; mahaakapiH = the great monkey; samatiitya = crossing; yojana sahasraaNi = thousands of Yojanas;vyacharat = walked around; shailam = the mountain; divyauShadhidharam = possessing heavenly herbs.
That Hanuma, the great monkey, having crossed thousands of yojanas, walked around that mountain, searching for the heavenly herbs.
mahauShadhyastu taaH sarvaastasminparvatasattame |
viGYAyArthinamAyAntaM tato jagmuradarshanam || 6-74-64
64. viJNaaya = knowing; tataH = then; arthinam = that somebody who wants them; aayaantam = was coming; sarvaaH = all; mahauShadhyaH = the distinguished herbs; tasmin parvatottame = on that excellent mountain; tataH = thereafter; jagmuH = attained; adarshanam = disappearance.
Knowing then that somebody was coming in search of them, all the distinguished herbs on that mountain disappeared from Hanuma’s view.
kimetadevaM suvinishchitaM te |
yadraaghave naasi kR^itaanukampaH |
vikiirNamaatmaanamatho nagendra || 6-74-66
66. nagendra = O prince of mountains!; suvinishchitam kim = Is it quite certain; te = to you; evam = thus; etat = here; kR^itaanukapaH na asi iti yat = that you have not shown any compassion; raaghave = for Rama?’ atho = If it is so; madbaahubalaabhibhuutaH = overcome by the strength of my arms; pashya = find; aatmaanam = yourself; vikiirovam = shattered to pieces; adya = today.
“O prince of mountains! Is it quite sure that you have not shown any compassion for Rama? If it is so, overcome by the strength of my arms; find yourself shattered to pieces today.”
sa taM samutpaaTya khamutpapaata |
vitraasya lokaansasuraansurendraan |
saMstuuyamaanaH khacharairanekair |
jagaama vegaadgaruDograviiryaH || 6-74-68
68. samutpaaTya = having uprooted; tam = that mountain; vitraasya = frightening; lokaan = the worlds; sasuraasurendraan = including the leaders of celestials and demons inhabiting them samstunyamaanah = and being praised; anekaiH = by many; khacharaiH = aerial beings; utpapaata = (Hanuma) sprang up; kham = into the sky; jagaama vegaat = and proceeded speedily; garuDogravegaH = with the terrible speed of Garuda the eagle.
Having uprooted that mountain, frightening the worlds together with the leaders of celestials and demons inhabiting them and being praised by many aerial beings, Hanuma sprang up into the sky and proceeded expeditiously with the terrible speed of Garuda the eagle.
tato mahaatmaa nipapaata tasmi~n |
shailottame vaanarasainyamadhye |
haryuttamebhyaH shirasAbhivAdya |
vibhiiShaNaM tatra cha sasvaje saH || 6-74-72
72. tataH = thereupon; mahaatmaa = the great souled Hanuma; nipapaata = descended; vaanarasainyamadhye = in the middle of that army of monkeys; shailottame = on that prince of mountains (Trikuta); abhivaadya = having offered his salutation; shirasaa = with his head sent low;haryuttamebhyaH = to the illustrious monkeys; tatra = there; saH = he; sasvaje cha = embraced; vibhiiShaNam = Vibhishana.
Thereupon, the great souled Hanuma descended on that prince of mountains (Trikuta) in the midst of that army of monkeys. Having offered salutation to the illustrious monkeys there with his head bent low, he then embraced Vibhishana
taavapyubhau maanuSharaajaputrau |
taM gandhamaaghraaya mahauShadhiinaam |
babhuuvatustatra tadaa vishalyaa |
uttasthuranye cha haripraviiraaH || 6-74-73
73. aaghraaya = by inhaling; tam gandham = that fragrance; mahauShadhiinaam = of those great herbs; ubhau = both; tau = those;maanuSharaajaputrau = sons of Dasaratha; tatra tadaa = then and there; babhuuvatuH = became; vishalyau = healed of their wounds; anye = other;haripraviiraashcha = warriors of monkeys; uttasthuH = rose up.
By inhaling that fragrance of those great herbs, both Rama and Lakshamana became healed of their wounds then and there. Other monkey-warriors rose up.
yadaaprabhR^iti laN^kaayaaM yudhyane hariraakShasaaH |
tadaaprabhR^iti maanaarthmaajJNayaa raavaNasya cha || 6-74-75
ye hanyante raNe tatra raakShasaaH kapikuJNjaraiH |
hataa hataastu kShipyante sarva eva tu saagare || 6-74-76
75; 76. yathaa prabhR^iti = from the day; hariraakShasaaH = the monkeys and demons; yudhyanti = began to fight; laN^kaayaam = in Lanka;tadaa prabhR^iti = from that day onwards; aaJNayaa = under the orders; raavaNasya = of Ravana; ye raakShasaaH sarve evatu = all those demons;hanyante = who were being killed; kapikuN^jaraiH = by the foremost of monkeys; kShipyante = were being thrown away; saagare = in the ocean;hataaH hataaH = as and when killed; maanaarthe = merely for the sake of honour.
From the day the monkeys and demons began to fight in Lanka, from that day onwards, under the orders of Ravana, all those demons, who were being killed by the foremost of monkeys were being thrown away into the sea as and when they were killed, merely or the sake of honour (so that their number may not be known to the monkeys).
tato harirgandhavahaatmajastu |
punashcha raameNa samaajagaama ||6-74-77
71. aalambya = taking hold; raakShasam balam = of the army of demons; visrastakesha vasanam = whose hair and raiments were kept in order with difficulty; vimukta kavachadhvajam = and whose armours and standards were thrown away; vaanaraaH = the monkeys; paryavaarayan = surrounded them on all sides.
Then, Hanuma the son of wind-god, with a great speed, carried away that mountain of herbs quickly back to the mountains of Himalayas and again joined Rama.
ஸ்ரீ சீதா ராம ஜெயம்
ஸ்ரீ வால்மீகி பகவான் திருவடிகளே சரணம்
பெரிய பெருமாள் பெரிய பிராட்டியார் ஆழ்வார் எம்பெருமானார் ஜீயர் திருவடிகளே சரணம்