Chapter [Sarga] 27

Introduction

In this chapter Seetha asks Rama to take her to the forest.


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@vm! %a tu vEdehI iy AhaR iy vaidnI,
[yat! @v sMa -taRrm! #dm! AvIt!. 2271

1. vaidehi= Sita; priya vaadinii= who speaks kindly; priyaarhaa= deserves kind utterances; evam= thus; uktaa= spoken; samkruddhaa= became angry; praNayaadeva= only because of love; abraviit= spoke; idam= these words; bhartaaram= to husband.

Sita, who speaks kindly and deserves kind utterances, after hearing Rama's words, became angry out of love alone and spoke thus to her husband.

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ikimdm! -a;se ram vaKym! l"utya uvm!,
Tvya ydphaSym! me uTva nrvraTmj. 2272

2. raama= Oh, Rama; naravaraatmaja= the prince! kim vaakyam= what words; idam= these; bhaashaase= you are speaking? yat= which words; laghutayaa= as they are light; dhruvam= certainly; apahaasyam= are to be laughed at; tvayaa= by you; me= and to me; shrutvaa= after hearing.

Oh, Rama the prince! What words these are you speaking? These light words certainly are to be laughed at by you and to me after hearning.

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AayR pu ipta mata ata pu> twa u;a,
Svain pu{yain -uNjana> Svm! Svm! -aGym! %paste. 2273

3. aarya putra= oh, noble prince! pitaa= father; maataa= mother; bhraataa= brother; putraH= son; tathaa= and snushhaa= daughter in law; upaasate= accomplish; svamsvam= their own; bhaagyam= good fortune; bhuJNaanaaH= as benefitted; svaani= by their own; puNyaani= pious deals.

"Oh, noble prince! Father, mother, brother, son and daughter-in-law accomplish their own good fortune, as benefitted by their own pious deeds."

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-tuRr -aGym! tu -ayaR @ka aaeit pu; \;-,
At> cEv Ahm! Aaida vne vStVym! #it Aip. 2274

4. purushharshhabha= oh, best of men! bhaaryaa= wife; ekaa= for one; praapnoti= gets; bhartR^ibhaagyamtu= fortune of the husband; atashcha= for that reason; ahamapi= I am also; aadishhTaa eva= ordered; vastavyamiti= to dwell; vane= in the forest.

"Oh, Rama the best of men! Wife for one gets fortune of the husband. For that reason, I am also destined to dwell in the forest."

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n ipta n AaTmjae n AaTma n mata n soI jn>,
#h eTy c narI[am! pitr @kae git> sda. 2275

5. pitaa= father; na= not recomrese; mna= not; aatmajaH= son; na= not; aatmaa= the self; aa= not; maataa= mother; na= not; sakhiijanaH= female companions; naariiNaam= to women; patiH= husband; ekaH= for one; sadaa= forever; gatiH= is recourse; iha= in this world; pretyacha= or after death.

" To a woman, father or son or self or mother or female companion are not the recourse. Husband alone is forever the best recourse either in this world or after her death".

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yid Tvm! iSwt> gRm! vnm! A* @v ra"v,
At> te gim:yaim m&NtI kz k{qkan!. 2276

6. raaghava= Oh, Rama! adyaiva= now itself; tvam prasthitaH yadi= if you set forth; vanam= to the forest; durgam= which is difficult to be travelled; gamishhyaami= I shall proceed; te agrataH= before you; mR^idnantii= by trampling down; dusha kaNdakaan= grass with long pointed stalks and thorns.

"Oh, Rama! If you set forth now itself to the forest, which is difficult to be travelled, I shall come before you, by trampling down thorns and grass with long pointed stalks."

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$:yaR rae;aE bih;! kTy -u ze;m! #v %dkm!,
ny mam! vIr ivBx> papm! miy n iv*te. 2277

7. vira= Oh, brave ma! bahishhkR^itya= by abandoning; iirshhyaaroshhau= impatience and anger; udakam iva= as water; bhukta seshham= left over after driniking; visrabdhaH= having faith; naya= take; maam= me; navidyate= there is no; paapam= sin; muyi= in me.

"Oh, brave man! By abandoning, as water left over after drinking, the impatience and anger and having faith, take me. There is no sin in me."

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asad AE> ivmanE> va vEhays gten va,
svR AvSwa gta -tuR> padc! caya iviz:yte. 2278

8. paadachchhayaa= protection under the feet; bhartuH= of husband; vishishhyate= is better than; praasaadaagraiH= top of a lofty building; vimaanairvaa= or aerial cars; vaihaayasagatena vaa= or moving through the sky; sarvavasthagataa= or attaining all types of positions.

"Protection under the feet of the husband is better than being on top of a lofty building or in aerial cars or in moving through the sky or in attaining all types of positions."

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Anuiza AiSm maa c ipa c ivivx Aaym!,
n AiSm sMit vVya vitRtVym! ywa mya. 2279

9. anushishhTaa= I was taught; vividhaashrayam= of different subjects; maatraacha= by mother; pitraacha= and by father; naasmi= I need not; vaktavyaa= be told; samprati= now; yathaa= how; vartitarvyam= to deal in any way with any one.

"My mother and father taught me of different matters long ago. I need not be told now, how to deal in any way with anyone."

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Ahm! gRm! gim:yaim vnm! pu;vijRtm!,
nanam&gg[akI[Rm! zaRlv&kseivtm!. 22710

10. aham= I; gamishhyaami= can go; vanam= to forest; durgam= which is inaccessible; purushhavarjitam= which is devoid of people; naanaa mR^igagaNaakiirNam= filled with various types of animals; shaarduula vR^ika sevitam= inhabited by tigers and jackals.

" I can come to forest which is inaccessible, which is devoid of people, filled with various types of animals and inhaited by tigers and jackals."

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suom! vne invTSyaim ywa @v -vne iptu>,
AicNtyNtI IMl! laekaM> icNtyNtI pit tm!. 22711

11. achintayantii= Not thinking; triin lokaan= of there worlds; chintayantii= thinking pativratam= of loyalty to husband; nivatsyaami= I shall dwell; vane= in the forest; sukham= happily; yathaiva= as though it is; pituH= father's; bhavane= house.

"Not thinking of three world, thinking of loyalty to husband, I shall dwell in the forest happily as though staying in our father's house".

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zuU;ma[a te inTym! inyta cair[I,
sh rMSye Tvya vIr vne;u mxu giNx;u. 22712

12. viiva= Oh, brave man! shushruushhamaaNaa= doing service; te= to you; nityam= ragularly; niyataa= having discipline; brahmachaariNii= observing chastity; ramsye= I would like to stay; tvayaasaha= with you; vaneshhu= in the forests; madhugandhishhu= which smell like honey.

"Oh, brave man! performing service to you regularly, having the necessary discipline, observing chastity, I would like to stay with you in the forests which smell like honey."

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Tvm! ih ktuRm! vne z> ram sMpirpalnm!,
ANySy pE jnSy #h ikm! punr mm mand. 22713

13. raama= Oh, Rama; maanada= the giver of honour! iha= here; vane= in the forest; tvam= you; shaktaH hi= are indeed capable; kartum= to undertake; samparipaalanapi= protection also; anyasya janasya= of other people; kimpunaH= why to tell; mama= about me?

"Oh, Rama, the bestower of honour! Here in the forest, you are indeed capable of protecting other people also. Why to tell about my protection?"

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sh Tvya gimZyaim vsm* n sMzy>,
nahm! zKya mha-ag invtRiytu mu*ta. 22714

14. adya= today; gamishhyaami= I will go; vanam= to forest; tvayaasaha= along with you; na= No; samshayaH= doubt; mahaabhaaga= oh, the illustrious! aham= I; udyataa= ready(to go to forest) na shakyaa= cannot; nivartayitum= be prevented.

"Today no doubt, I will come to forest along with you. Oh, the illustrious! I, with this intention, cannot be prevented to do so."

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)l mUl Azna inTym! -iv:yaim n sMzy>,
n te hom! kir:yaim invsNtI sh Tvya. 22715

15. nityam= always, bhavishhyaami= I will become; phalamulaashanaa= the eater of fruits and roots; na= no; samshayaH= doubt; nivasantii= residing; tvayaasaha= along with you; na karishhyaami= I will not create; duHkham= unpleasantness; te= to you.

I shall live only on roots and fruits always, no doubt. Living along with you, I shall not create any unpleasantness to you.

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#aim sirt> zElan! pLvlain vnain c,
um! svR in-IRta Tvya nawen xImta. 22716

16. tvayaa= with you; dhiimataa= the learned; naathena= and the lord; nirbhiitaa= without fear; sarvatra= everywhere; ichchhaami= I wish; drashhTum= to see; saritaH= rivers; shailaan= mountains; palvalaani= small lakes; vanaanicha= and grooves.

" With you the learned and the lord, I shall not have fear anywhere. I wish to see rivers, mountains, small lakes and grooves."

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hMs kar{fv AakI[aR> pinI> saxu pui:pta>,
#eym! suionI um! Tvya vIre[ sMgta. 22717

17. sangataa= coming together; tvayaa= with you; viireNa= the courageous man; sukhinii= being comfortable; ichchheyam= I desire; drashhTum= to see; padminiiH= lotus-ponds; hamsakaaraNdavaakiirNaa= filled with swans, water-fowls; saadhu= excellent; pushhpitaa= in bloom.

I shall be comfortable, by coming together with you, the courageous man. I desire to see lotus- ponds filled with swans, water-fowls and excellently flowered.

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Ai-;ekm! kir:yaim tasu inTym! ytta,
sh Tvya ivzal A] rMSye prm niNdnI. 22718

18. vishaalaakshha= Oh, the large eyed lord! yatavrataa= remaining dedicated; karishhyaami= I shall take; abhishhekam= bath; nityam= regularly; taasu= in those lakes; paramanandinii= with full of joy; ramsye= I shall sport; tvayaasaha= with you.

"Oh, the large eyed lord! Remaining dedicated to you, I shall take bath regularly in those lakes and with full of joy, I shall sport with you."

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@vm! v;R sha[am! ztm! va Ahm! Tvya sh,
Vyitmm! n veTSyaim SvgaeR=ip ih n me mt>. 22719

19. aham= I; tvayaasaha= along with you; evam= thus; shatamvaapi= spending also hundred; varshhasahasraaNaam= thousand years; ravetsyaami= shall not find; vyatikramam= deviation me= to me; svaro.api= heaven also; namataH hi= indeed is not desired.

Thus spending even a hundred thousand years in your company I shall never find any deviation/ Heaven also will not be acceptable to me otherwise.

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SvgeR Aip c ivna vasae -ivta yid ra"v,
Tvya mm nr Vya n Ahm! tm! Aip raecye. 22720

20. naravyaaghra= Oh, lion among men! raaghava= oh, secion of Raghu! mama= to me; tvayaa vinaa= without you; svarge.api= even in heaven; bhavitaayadi= is to become; vaasaH= residence; aham= I; na rochaye= do not like tamapi= that too.

Oh, Lion among men and seion of Raghu! Even if in heaven there is residence for me without you, I do not like it.

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Ahm! gim:yaim vnm! sugRmm!,
m&g Aayutm! vanr var[E> yutm!,
vne invTSyaim ywa iptur g&he,
tv @v padav! %pg& sMmta. 22721

21. aham= I; gamishhyaami= can go; vanam= to forest; sundargamam= which is very much inaccessible; mR^igaayutam= mingled with animals; vaanaravaarNaiH= occupied by monkeys and elephants; upagR^ihya= clinging; tava paadaaveva= your feet alone; samyataa= with restraint; nivatsyaami= I shall dwell; vane= in the forest; gR^iheyathaa= as thought in the house; pituH= of father.

I shall proceed to the forest, which is very much inaccessible and occupied by monkeys, elephants as well as other animals. Clining to your feet alone, I shall dwell in the forest as though in father's home.

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AnNy -avam! Anur cetsm!,
Tvya ivyuam! mr[ay initam!,
nySv mam! saxu k:v yacnam!,
n te mya At> guta -iv:yit. 22722

22. ananya bhaavaam= without anyother thought; anurakta chetanam= my mind attached to you; viyuktaam= if separated; tvayaa= from you; nischitaam= having decided; maraNaaya= to die; nayasva= usher; maam= me; kurushhva= grant, saadhu= well; yaachanaam= my prayer; ataH= due to this; na bhavishhyati= there will be no; gurutaa=burden; te= to you; maya= by me.

"Therefore, grant well my prayer and usher me- me without any other thought, whose mind is fondly attached to you and who am determined to die if separated from you. Due to this, there will be no burden to you from me."

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twa uva[am! Aip xmR vTslae,
n c Sm sItam! n& vr> innI;it,
%vac c @nam! b sivtRne,
vne invasSy c hiotam! it. 22723

23. nR^ivaraH= Rama the best of men; dharmavatsalaH= who is fond of righteousness; na niniishhitisma= was not inclined to take; siitaam= Sita; bruvaaNaamapi= who was even though speaking; tathaa= thus; samnivartane= to hold her back; uvaacha cha = he talked also; habu= highly; enaam= to her; duHkhitaam prati= about afflictions; nivaasasya= fo dwelling; vane= in a forest.

sita along with him eventhought she was speaking as a foresaid. To hold her back from coming to forest, he also started talking highly of the various afflictions she might have to face in a forest.

 

. #it imd ramyne AyaeXy kaNde ;iTvMs> sgR>.

Thus complets the twenty sevent chapter of Ayodhya Kaanda in Srimad Ramayana.


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