Chapter [Sarga] 32

Introduction

Rama bestows parting gifts to Vedic scholars and their wives. Thereafter he also accords charities to Brahmins, young scholars, servants, and others. Rama accords an unusual gift, of cows filling a space of miles and miles, to a poor Brahmin named Trijata. Then Rama is blessed for a bon voyage by all of the eminent Vedic scholars.


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tataH shaasanam aaj~naaya bhraatuH shubhataram priyam |
gatvaa sa pravivesha aashu suyaj~nasya niveshanam || 2-32-1

1. tataH= thereupon; saH= he; aajJNaaya= obeying; shaasanam= the order; shubhataram= which is very auspicious; priyam= which is kindly; bhraataH= of his brother; gatvaa= went; aashu= immediately; pravivesha= and entered; niveshanam= the house; suyajJNasya= of Suyajna.

Thereupon, Lakshmana obeying his brother's order which is kindly and auspicious, went immediately to the house of suyajna.

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tam vipram agni agaarastham vanditvaa lakSmaNo abraviit |
sakhe abhyaagaccha pashya tvam veshma duSkara kaariNaH || 2-32-2

2. lakshmanaH= Lakshmana; vanditvaa= after offering salutation; tam vipram= to that brahmana; agnya gaarastham= living in a house of fire; abraviit= spoke (as follows): sakhe= "Oh, friend! abhyaagachchha= come; tvam= you; pashya= see; veshma= the house; dushhkara kaariNaH= of Rama, who is doing an ardons task.

Offering salutation to that brahmana living in a house of fire, Lakshmana spoke as follows: "Oh, friend! Come and see the house of Rama who is doing an arduous task."

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tataH samdhyaam upaasya aashu gatvaa saumitriNaa saha |
juSTam tat praavishal lakSmyaa ramyam raama niveshanam || 2-32-3

3. tataH= then; upaasya= having performed worship; sandhyaam= at the juncture of day and night; saumitriNaa saha= along with Lakshmana; gatvaa= went ; aashu= at once; praavishat= and entered tat raamanivesham= that Rama's house; ramyam= which was beautiful; jushhtam= and inhabited; lakshhmyaa= by Lakshmi, the the goddess of wealth.

Then, Suyajna, having performed worship at the juncture of day and night, came at once along with Lakshmana and entered Rama's house which was good-looking and inhabited by Lakshmi the goddess of wealth.

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tam aagatam vedavidam praanjaliH siitayaa saha |
suyaj~nam abhicakraama raaghavo agnim iva arcitam || 2-32-4

4. raaghavaH= Rama; siitayaa saha= along with, Seetha praaNjaliH= with joined palms; abhichakraama= circumambulated; agnim iva= as around sacrifical fire; tam suyajJNam= that suyajna; architam= the venerable man; veda vidam= who had knowledge of the Vedas; aagatam= who arrived.

Seeing him arrived, Rama with joined palms along with Seetha, moved clockwise as around sacrificial fire, that Suyajna the venerable man who had the knowledge of Vedas.

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jaata ruupamayaiH mukhyaiH angadaiH kuNDalaiH shubhaiH |
sahema suutraiH maNibhiH keyuuraiH valayaiH api || 2-32-5
anyaiH ca ratnaiH bahubhiH kaakutsthaH pratyapuujayat |
suyaj~nam sa tadaa uvaaca raamaH siitaa pracoditaH || 2-32-6

5, 6. kaakutsaH= Rama; pratyapuujayat= adored; suyajJNam= suyajna; mukhyaiH= with excellent; aNgadaiH= Angadas(armlets); kuNdalaiH= earning; shubhaiH= charming; jaataruupamayaiH= composed of gold; maNibhiH= gems; sahema suutraiH= stung on gold threads; keyuuraiH= Keyuras(ornaments similar in shape to angadas but worn above it near the arm pit) valayairapi= and bracelets; bahubhiH= many; anyaiH= other; ratnaishcha= excellent precious stones; tadaa= then; siitaa prachoditaH= urged by Seetha; saH raamaH= that Rama; uvaacha= spoke( as follows):

Rama adored Suyajna with excellent Angadas(armlets) and beautiful earrings of gold, gems stung on gold threads as also with keyuras( another ornament similar in shape to an Angada but worn above it near the armpit) and bracelets as well as with many other excellent precious stones. urged by Seetha, the said Rama then spoke to suyajna as follows:

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haaram ca hema suutram ca bhaaryaayai saumya haaraya |
rashanaam ca adhunaa siitaa daatum icchati te sakhe || 2-32-7

7. sakhe= Oh, friend; saumya= the gentle sage! adhunaa= now; siitaa= Sita; ichchhati= wants; daatum= to give; bhaaryaayai= for your wife; haaram cha= a pearl necklace; hema suutramcha= a string of gold; rashanaam cha= and a girdle; haaraya= carry(them)

"Oh the gentle sage, my friend! Now, Seetha wants to give for your wife a pearl necklace, a string of gold and a girdle. please take them."

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aN^gadaani vichitraaNi keyuuraaNi shubhaani cha |
paryankam agrya aastaraNam naanaa ratna vibhuuSitam || 2-32-8

8. sakhe= Oh, friend! gachchhatii= Seetha who is going; vanam= to the forest; praayachchhati= is giving; tubhyam= you; bhaaryaayai= for your wife; aNgadaani= armlets; vichitraaNi= adorned with figures cut in them; keyuuraaNicha= and keuras; shubhaani= which are beautiful.

"Oh, friend! Seetha who is departing to the forest, is giving you for your wife armlets adorned with figures cut in them and beautiful keyuras."

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paryaN^kamagryaastaraNam naanaaratnavibhuushhitam |
tam api icchati vaidehii pratiSThaapayitum tvayi || 2-32-9

9. vaidehii= Seetha, a princess of videha clan; ichchhati= wants; pratishhThaapayitum= to offer; tvayi= you; tam paryaNkam api= that couch also; naanaa ratna vibhuushhitam= inlaid with various jewels; agryyaastaranam= previded with an excellent coverlet.

"Seetha wants to offer you that couch also inlaid with various jewels and provided with an excellent coverlet."

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naagaH shatrum jayo naama maatulo yam dadau mama |
tam te gaja sahasreNa dadaami dvija pumgava || 2-32-10

10. dvija puNgava= Oh, the best of brahmanas! dadaami= I am giving; te= you; ayam= this; naagaH= elephant; shatrunjayonaama= called Satrunjaya; dadau= given; mama= to me; maatulaH= by my meternal uncle; tam= those; gajasahasreNa= thousand elephants.

"Oh, the best of brahmanas! I am giving you this elephant called Satrunjaya, given earlier to me by my maternal uncle as well as those thousand elephants."

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iti uktaH sa hi raameNa suyaj~naH pratigR^ihya tat |
raama lakSmaNa siitaanaam prayuyoja aashiSaH shivaaH || 2-32-11

11. saH= suyajJNaH= that Suyajna; iti= thus; uktaH= spken; raameNa= by Rama; pratigR^ihya= accepted; tat= it; prayuyoja= bestowed; shubhaaH= bening; aashishhaH= blessings; raama lakshmaNa siitaanaam= to Rama, Lakshmana and Seetha.

As requested by Rama, suyajna accepted the gift and bestowed bening blessings to Rama, Lakshmana and Seetha.

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atha bhraataram avyagram priyam raamaH priyam vadaH |
saumitrim tam uvaaca idam brahmaa iva tridasha iishvaram || 2-32-12

12. atha= then; raamaH= Rama; priyamvadaH= who speaks polite words avyagram= coolly; brahmaa= as brahma; tridasheshvaram iva= to Devendra; uvaacha= spoke; idam= thus; tam saumitrim= to that Lakshmana; priyam= his beloved; bhraataram= brother.

Then, Rama who speaks polite words as coolly as Brahma to Devendra, spoke to his beloved brother Lakshmana as follows:

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agastyam kaushikam caiva taav ubhau braahmaNa uttamau |
arcaya aahuuya saumitre ratnaiH sasyam iva ambubhiH || 2-32-13

13. saumitre= Oh, Lakshmana! aahuuya= call; tau= those; ubhau= two; brahmaNottamau= excellent brahmanas; agastyam= Agastya; kaushikam chaiva= and Kausika; archaya= worship; ratinaiH= with; ratnaiH= valuable gifts; amububhiH iva= as water; sasyam= to a crop of corn.

"Oh, Lakshmana! Call those two excellent brahmanas Agastya and Kausika and worship them with valuable gifts as water is poured to a crop of corn."

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tarpayasva mahaabaaho gosahasaraishcha maanada |
suvarNai rajataishchaiva maNibhishcha mahaadhanaiH || 2-32-14

14. maanada= Oh Lakshmana, the honour-giver; mahaabaaho= with great arms! tarpayasva= satiate them; tarpayasva= with thousands of cows; suvarnaiH= with gold; rajataishchaiva= and silver; maNibhishcha= and gems; mahaadhanaiH= and gems; mahaadhanaiH= of great value.

"Oh, Lakshmana the honour-giver, with great arms! Satiate them with thousands of cows, gold, silver and with gems of great value."

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kausalyaam ca yaaashiirbhir bhaktaH paryupatiSThati |
aacaaryaH taittiriiyaaNaam abhiruupaH ca vedavit || 2-32-15
tasya yaanam ca daasiiH ca saumitre sampradaapaya |
kausheyaani ca vastraaNi yaavat tuSyati sa dvijaH || 2-32-16

15,16. saumitre= Oh, lakshmana! yaH= which brahmana; taithiriiyaNaam= studying Taittiriya ( a schoolf yajurveda); aachaaryaH= a preceptor, abhiruupashcha= a man of conformity; vedavit= a knower of Vedas; paryupatishhTati= seving; kausalyaam= Kausalya; bhaktaH= with his blessing; tasya= to him; sampradaapaya= in duly gifted; yaanamcha= conveyance; daasiishcha= servant-maids; kaushayaani vastraaNicha= silken clothes; yaavat= till; saH dvijaH= that brahmana; tushhyati= gets satisfied.

"Oh, Lakshmana! Which brahman is studying Taittiriya(a school of yajurveda), a preceptor, a man of conformity; a knower of Vedas, serving Kausalya with his devotion and blessing, to him see that he is duly gifted conveyance, servant maids and silken clothing till he gets satisfied."

comment: Taittiriya was first taught by sage Vaisampayana to 27 pupils, among whom was Yagnavalkya, Subsequently Vaisampayana being offended with Yaganavalkya, made him disgorge the Veda committed to him which he did in a tangible form; whereupon the older disciples of Vaisampayana being commanded to pick it up, took in the form of patridges, and swallowed the soiled texts, hence named black(called Krishna Yajurveda) the other name of Taittiriya referring to the partridges Yagnavalkya then received from the Sun a new or white version of the yajurveda (called Shukla Yajurveda)

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suutaH citra rathaH ca aaryaH sacivaH sucira uSitaH |
toSaya enam mahaa arhaiH ca ratnaiH vastraiH dhanaiaH tathaa || 2-32-17

17. suutaH= the charioteer; chitrarathaH= called Chitraratha; aarya sachivaH= the companion of our venerable father; suchiroshhitaH= was of very long standing; enam= to him; toshhaya= gratify; ratnaishcha= with valuable gifts; mahaarhai evaH= of great worth; vastraiH= with clothes; tathaa= and; dhanaiH= with money; sarvaabhiH= with all; pashukaabhiH cha= small animals; dashashatena= and with thousands; gavaam= of cows.

"The charioteer called Chitraratha the companion of our venerable father was of very long standing. Gratify him with valuable gifts of great worth, with clothes, with money, with all types of small animals and with thousands of cows."

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pashukaabhikachha sarvaabhirgavaam dashashatena cha |
ye cheme kathakaalaapaa bahavo daNDamaaNavaaH || 2-32-18
nityasvaadhyaayashiilatvaannaanyatkurvanti kimchana |
alasaaH svaadukaamaashcha mahataam chaapi sammataaH || 2-32-19
shaali vaaha sahasram ca dve shate bhadrakaams tathaa |
vyanjana artham ca saumitre go sahasram upaakuru || 2-32-20

18,19,20. ye= which; bahavaH= many; daNda maaNavaaH= religious students carrying stuffs; kaThakaalaapaaH= of katha and kalaapa branches; of Yajurveda; nitya svaadhyaaya shiilatvaat= having the habit of regularly studying the sacred scriptures; ime= these students; na kurvanti= do not perform; knehana= any; anyat= other ansterity; alasaaH= are inactive(in the sense they do not move out for alms) svaadukaamaashcha= and crave for sweets; sammataaH= highly honoured; mahataamcha api= even by noble man; teshhaam= to them; daapaya= cause them to be given; ashiitiyaanaani= eighty carts; ratnaapuurNaami= loaded with jewels; shaalivaahaa sahasramcha= a thousand bullock carrying loads of rice; dveshate= two hundred; bhadrakaan= bullocks used for cultivation; upaakuru= give; gosaharam= a thousand cows; vyanjanaartham= for use in nourishment; saumitre= Oh, Lakshman!.

Here are many religious students carrying staffs, belonging to katha and kalaapa branches of Yajurveda, who being always engaged in studying the sacred scriptures, do not perform any other austerities but are highly honoured by even noble men, are inactive( in the sense, they do not move out for alms) and crave for sweets. Cause them to be given eighty carts loaded with jewels, a thousand bullocks carrying loads of rice and two hundred bullocks used for cultivation. Give a thousand cows for use in their nourishment, Oh Lakshmana!"

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mekhaliinaam mahaasaghaH kausalyaam samupasthitaH |
teshhaam sahasram saumitre pratyekam sampradaapaya || 2-32-21

21. saumitre= Oh, Lakshmana! mahasaughaH= a loarge group; makhaliinaam= of celivates wearing fillets; samupashritaH= stand near; kausalyaam= kausalya; teshaam= to them; sampradaapaya= cause to be given; sahasram= a thousand cows; pratyekam= to each person.

"Oh, Lakshmana! Many celebates wearing fillets stand near Kausalya, cause them to be given a thousand cows each."

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ambaa yathaa cha saa nandetkausalyaa mama dakshiNaam |
tathaa dvijaatiim staansarvaan lakshmaNaarcha || 2-32-22

22. lakshmana= OH, Lakshmana! yathaa= how; ambaa= my mother; saa kausalyaa= that Kausalya; nandet= will feel happy; mama dakshhiNaam= to my gift; tathaa= in that manner; archaya= honour; sarvashaH= in all ways; sarvaan= all; taan= those; dvijaatiin= brahmanas.

"Honour all those brahmanas in every way, so that my mother Kausalya will feel happy to see my gifts."

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tataH sa puruSa vyaaghraH tat dhanam lakSmaNaH svayam |
yathaa uktam braahmaNa indraaNaam adadaat dhanado yathaa || 2-32-23

23. tataH= then; saH lakshhmaNaH= that Lakshman; purushha vyaaghraH= the tiger among men; svayam= himself; adadaat= gave; dhanado yathaa= like Kubera; braahmaNendraaNaam= to the best of brahmanas; tat dhanam= that wealth; yathoktam= as instructed.

Then, Lakshmana the tiger among men himself gave that wealth, like Kubera, to the best of brahmanas as instructed.

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atha abraviid baaSpa kalaams tiSThataH ca upajiivinaH |
sampradaaya bahu dravyam ekaikasya upajiivinaH || 2-32-24

24. atha= then; sampradaaya= after giving; bahu= abundant; dravyam= wealth; ekaikasya= to each one of; upajiivinaH= the dependents; tishhTataH= standing; bhaashhpagaLan= with tears in their throat; abraviit= spoke(as follows)

Rama, after giving abundant wealth to each one of the dependents, standing there with tears in their throats, spoke to them as follows;

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lakSmaNasya ca yad veshma gR^iham ca yad idam mama |
ashuunyam kaaryam ekaikam yaavad aagamanam mama || 2-32-25

25. mama yaavadaagamanam= till my return; ashuunyam kaaryam= not to be made empty; yat= in; lakshmaNasya= Lakshma's veshma= house; yat= in; idam= this; mama= my; gR^ihamcha= house; ekaikam= one by one.

"Till my return, the house belonging to Lakshmana and also this house which is occupied by me, should be guarded by each one of you, by turn."

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iti uktvaa duhkhitam sarvam janam tam upajiivinam |
uvaaca idam dhana dhyakSam dhanam aaniiyataam iti || 2-32-26

26. iti uktvaa= having thus spoke; tam janam= to those people; sarvam= all; upajiivanam= dependent on him; duHkhitam= distressed as they were; uvaacha= he spoke; dhanaakshhyam= to treasurer; idam= these words; iti= thus; aamiiyataam dhanam= "Let my wealth be brought."

Having thus ordered those servants distressed as they were, he instructed his treasurer as follows: "Let my wealth be brought(here)."

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tataH asya dhanam aajahruH sarvam eva upajiivinaH |
sa raashiH sumahaamstatra darshaniiyo hyadR^ishyata || 2-32-27

27. tataH= theeafter; upajiivanaH= the servants; aajahruH= brought; sarvameva= all; dhanam= the wealth; asya= of rama; saH raashiH= that heap of wealth; sumahaan= which was very large; aadR^ishyata= appeared; darshaniiyaH= good-looking; tatra= there.

Thereafter, the servants brought all the wealth of Rama. That very large heap of wealth there appeared good-looking.

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tataH sa puruSa vyaaghraH tat dhanam saha lakSmaNaH |
dvijebhyo baala vR^iddhebhyaH kR^ipaNebhyo abhyadaapayat || 2-32-28

28. tataH= then; saH= that Rama; purushhavyaaghraH= the tiger among men; sahalakshhmaNaH= along with Lakshmana; aadaapayat= caused to be given; tata dhanam= that wealth; dvijabhyaH= brahmanas; baalavR^iddhabhyaH= to children and the old aged; kR^i paNabhyaH= and to the pitiable.

Rama, the tiger among men, along with Lakshmana then caused that wealth to be distributed among the brahmanas, the children, the old-aged and the pitiable.

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tatra aasiit pingalo gaargyaH trijaTaH naama vai dvijaH |
kshatavR^ittirvane nityam phaalakuddaalalaaN^galii || 2-32-29

29. tatra= there; aasiit= remained; dvijaH= a brahmana; trijaTonaama= by name Trijata; gaargyaH= who was born in garga community; piNgaLaH= reddish-born in color; kshata vR^iHiH= with an occupation of digging the soil; vane= in the forest; nityam= always; phaala kuNdaalalaaNgalii= having an axe, a spade and a plough.

"There lived a brahmana by name Trijata who was born in garga community and was reddish born in colour. He used to make his living in the forest by digging the soil, always carrying an axe, a spade and a plough."

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tam vR^iddham taruNii bhaaryaa baalaanaadaaya daarakaan |
abraviidbaahmaNam vaakyam daaridryeNaabhipiiDitaa || 2-32-30

30. bhaaryaa= his wife; taruNii= who was young; abhipiiDitaa= afflicted; daaridryeNa= with poverty; aadaaya= taking; baalaan= small; daarakaan= children; abraviit= spoke; tam braahmaNam= to that brahmana; VR^iddham= who was aged.

His young wife, having been afflicted with poverty, taking her small children with her, spoke to that aged brahmana as follows:

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apaasya phaalam kuddaalam kurushhva vachanam mamam |
raamam darshaya dharmajJnam yadi kimchidavaapsyasi || 2-32-31

31. aapaasya= throw away; phaalam= the axe; kuddaalam= and the spade; kurushhva= carry out; mama= my; vachanam= word; darshaya= seek for presence of raamama= Rama; dharmajJNam= who knows dis duty; avaapasyasi yadi= if you can get; kimchit= a little.

"Throw away the axe and the spade. Carry out my word. Seek for the presence of Rama who knows his duty and see if you get at least something."

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sa bhaaryaavachanam shrutvaa shaaTiimaachchhaadya dushchhadaam |
sa pratishhThata panthaanam yatra raamaniveshanam || 2-32-32

32. saH= He; shrutvaa= listed to; bharyaa vachanam= his wife's words; aachchhaadya= wrapped; shatiim= a strip of cloth; duHshchhadaam= that could hardly cover his body; praatishhThata= set out; panthaanam= towards the track; yatra= wherein(lies) raama niveshanam= Rama's palace.

He heard the request of his wife, wrapped a strip of cloth that could hardly cover his body and set out towards the track wherein lies Rama's palace.

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bhR^igvaN^girasamam diiptyaa trijaTam janasamsadi |
aa pancamaayaaH kakSyaayaa na enam kashcit avaarayat || 2-32-33

33. evam= this; trijaTam= Trijata; bhR^igvaNgirasamam= who was equal to sages of Bhrign and Angrira; diiptyaa= by splendour; jana sanasadi= in a society of men; na avaarayat= could not be obstructd; kashchit= by any one; aa paNchamaayaaH kakashhyaayaaH= upto the fifth gate.

Up to the fifth gate, none in that society of men could obstruct this Trijata, who was equal in spiritual splendour with the sages Bhrigu and Angira.

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sa raaja putram aasaadya trijaTaH vaakyam abraviit |
nirdhano bahu putraH asmi raaja putra mahaa yashaH |
kshatavR^ittirvane nityam pratyavekshasva maamiti || 2-32-34

34. saH trijaTaH= that Tijata; aasaadya= having approached; raajaputram= the prince Rama; abraviit= spoke; vaakyam= (these) words; mahaayashaH= "Oh, the most famous raajaputra= prince; nirdhanaH= I am poor; bahuputraH= having many children; asmi= I am; nityam= always; vane= in the forest; kshhata vR^ittiH= with digging the soil as an occupation; pratyavekshhasva= look; maam= to me; iti= as you know.

That Trijata having approached the prince Rama, spoke the following words: "Oh, the most illustrious prince! I am a destitute, having many children in my family. I always dwell in the forest, with an occupation of digging the soil. Look to me, as you know."

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tamuvaacha tato raamaH parihaasasamanvitam |
gavaam sahasramapyekam na cha vishraaNitam mayaa |
parikshipasi daNDena yaavattaavadavaapysasi || 2-32-35

35. tataH= thereupon; raamaH= Rama; uvaacha= replied; parihaasa samanvitam= jestingly; tam= to him ( as follows:) mayaa= by me; ekam gavaam sahasramapi= even one thousand of cows; na cha vishraaNitam= were not given away; avaapsyasi= you will get; yaavat= as many(cows) taavat= to such an extent; parikshhipasi= as you will throw; daNDena= by the staff.

Thereupon, Rama replied jestingly to him as follows: " By me, even one thousand cows were not given away so far. You will get as many cows to such an extent as you will throw this staff."

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sa shaaTiim tvaritaH kaTyaam sambraantaH pariveshhTya taam |
aaviddhya daNDam chikshepa sarvapraaNena vegitaH || 2-32-36

36. saH= He; sambhraantaH= having been excited; tvaritam= hurrily; parivesTya= winding round; taam shatiim= that cloth; katyaam= to his waist; aaviddhya= twirling; vegitaH= swiftly; daNDam= the staff; sarvapraaNena= with all his strength; chikshhepa= threw(it)

Winding his loin cloth round his waist hurrily and twirling his staff, he swiftly threw it with all his strength, excited as he was.

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sa tiirtvaa sarayuupaaram daNDastasya karaachchyutaH |
govraje bahusaahaasre papaatokshaNasannidhau || 2-32-37

37. saH= daNDaH= that staff; tasya= of his; chyutaH= flying away from; karaat= his hand; tiirtvaa= crossed; sarayuupaaram= the bank of Sarayu river; sapaata= and fell; ukshhaNa sannidhau= near a bull; govraje= in a flock of cows; bahusaahasre= numbering several thousands.

Flying away from his hand and crossing across the Sarayu river, that staff fell close to a bull amidst a flock of cows numbering in several thousands.

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tam parishhvajya dharmaatmaa aatasmaatsarayuutaTaat |
aanayaamaasa taa gopaistrijaTaayaashramam prati || 2-32-38

38. dharmaatmaa= Rama, of virtuous mind; parishhvajya= embraced; tam= him; aanayaamaasa= having caused to be delivered; gopaiH= by cowherds; taaH= those cows; aasarayuu taTaat= extending upto Sarayu; aashramampati= to his hermitage; trijaTaaya= for Trijata.

Embracing him, Rama of virtuous mind caused to be delivered to Trijata's hermitage the cows up to that bank of Sarayu.

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uvaacha cha tato raamastam gaargyamabhisaantvayan |
manyurna khalu kartavyaH parihaaso hyayam mama || 2-32-39

39. tataH= thereupon; raamaH= Rama; abhisaantvayan= pacifyingly; uvacha= spoke; tam gaargyam= to that son of Garga(as follows:) nakaravyaH khalu= not fit for making; manyuH= expression of contempt; ayam= this; mama= my; parihaasaH= jest.

Thereupon, Rama pacifyingly spoke to that son of Gargi as follows: "You need not express your contempt, for this was only a jest indulged in by me."

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idam hi tejastava yaddhuratyayam |
tadeva jijJNaasitu michchhataa mayaa |
imam bhavaanarthamabhiprachodito |
vR^iNiishhva kimchedaparam vyavasyati || 2-32-40

40. yat= which; idam tejaH= this strength; tava= of you; duratyaayam= which is unfathomable; tat= that; ichchhataa iva= is only desired; mayaa by me; jijJNaasitum= to know; imam artham= for this sake; bhavaan= you; abhiprachoditaH= were instigated; vyavasyati chat= If you desire; kim= any; aparam= other thing; vR^iNiishhva= opt for (it).

"I only desired to know your strength, which is unfathomable and hence this trial for you. If you desire any other thing, opt for it."

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braviimi satyena na te.asti yantraNaa |
dhanam hi yadyanmama viprakaaraNaat |
bhavatsu samyakrpatipaadanena ta |
nmayaarjitam priitiyashskaram bhavet || 2-32-41

41. braviimi= I am telling; satyena= truth here; naasti= no; yantraNaa= limitation; te= for you; yadyat= whatever; mama= my; dhanam= riches; viprakaaraNaat hi= are indeed; intended for brahmanas; tat= that wealth; aarjitam= earned; mayaa= by me; pratipaadanena= if it is given; samyak= abundantly; bhavatsu= to you; bhavet= will become; priitiyashaskaram= given of joy and fame.

" I am telling the truth here. There is no limitation for you. Whatever riches belonging to me, are indeed for brahmanas. If the wealth earned by me is given abundantly to you, it will bring in joy and fame."

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tata ssabhaarya strijaTo mahaamuni |
rgavaamaniikam pratigR^ihya moditaH |
yashobalapriitisukhopabR^imhaNii |
stadaashishhaH pratyavadanmahaatmanaH || 2-32-42

42. tataH= thereupon; trijaTaH= Trijata; mahaamuniH= the great sage; sabhaaryaH= along with his wife; pratigR^ihya= accepted; aniikam= the flock; gavaam= of cows; maditaH= was delighted; tadaa= then; pratyavadat= pronounced; mahaatmanaH= on Rama the virtuous man; aashishhaH= the blessings; yashobalapriiti sukhopabR^imhaNii= to enhance reputation, strength, delight and happiness.

Thereupon, Trijata along with his wife accepted that flock of cows and were delighted. Then, he pronounced on Rama the virtuous man, the blessings to enhance reputation, strength, delight and happiness.

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sa chaapi raamaH pratipuurNamaanaso |
mahaddhanam dharmabalairupaarjitam |
niyojayaamaasa suhR^ijjane.achiraa |
dyathaarhasammaanavachaHprachoditaH || 2-32-43

43. saH= that; raamaHchaapi= Rama also, pratipuurNa maanasaH= having his heart satisfies; yathaarha sammaana vachaH prachoditaH= being inspired by suitable words of honour; achiraat= immediately; niyogayaamaasa= bestwed on; suhR^ijjane= the friendly people; mahat dhanam= a great wealth; upaarjitam= earned; dharmabalaiH= by righteous might.

Rama being inspired by the befitting words of honour and having his heart satisfied, immediately bestowed on friendly people, a great wealth earned by righteous might.

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dvijaH suhR^idbhR^ityajano.athavaa tadaa |
daridrabhikshaacharaNashcha yo.abhavat |
na tatra kashchinna babhuuva tarpito |
yathaarha sammaanana daana sambramaiH || 2-32-44

44. tadaa= at that time; yaH= whoever of; dvijaH= the brahmana; suhR^it= the relative; athavaa= or; bhR^ityujanaH= the dependent; daridrabhikshhaacharaNashcha= or the panper or the mendicant; tatra= there; nababhuuva= not; kashchit= anyone of them; na tarpitaH= was not satiated; yathaarha sammaananadaana sambhramaiH= with befittingly desrving honour, by gifts, by respect.

At that time in Ayodhya, there was no brahmana, relative, dependant, pauper or mendicant who was not satiated with befittingly deserving honour, gifts and respect.

 

iti vaalmiiki raamaayaNe aadi kaavye ayodhya kaaNDe dvaa trayaH tri.mshaH sargaH

Thus completes 32nd chapter of Ayodhya Kanda in glorious Ramayana, the work of a sage and the oldest epic.


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