Book II : Ayodhya Kanda - Book Of Ayodhya
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.
tata× þ˜sanam ˜jñ˜ya bhr˜tu× þubhataram priyam |
gatv˜ sa praviveþa ˜þu suyajñasya niveþanam || 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.
tam vipram agni ag˜rastham vanditv˜ lakÿmaõo abravŸt |
sakhe abhy˜gacca paþya tvam veþma duÿkara k˜riõa× || 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."
tata× samdhy˜m up˜sya ˜þu gatv˜ saumitriõ˜ saha |
juÿ÷am tat pr˜viþal lakÿmy˜ ramyam r˜ma niveþanam || 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.
tam ˜gatam vedavidam pr˜njali× sŸtay˜ saha |
suyajñam abhicakr˜ma r˜ghavo 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.
j˜ta r¨pamayai× mukhyai× angadai× kuõýalai× þubhai× |
sahema s¨trai× maõibhi× key¨rai× valayai× api || 2-32-5
anyai× ca ratnai× bahubhi× k˜kutstha× pratyap¨jayat |
suyajñam sa tad˜ uv˜ca r˜ma× sŸt˜ pracodita× || 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:
h˜ram ca hema s¨tram ca bh˜ry˜yai saumya h˜raya |
raþan˜m ca adhun˜ sŸt˜ d˜tum iccati 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."
aðgad˜ni vicitr˜õi key¨r˜õi þubh˜ni ca |
paryankam agrya ˜staraõam n˜n˜ ratna vibh¨ÿitam || 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."
paryaðkamagry˜staraõam n˜n˜ratnavibh¨ÿitam |
tam api iccati vaidehŸ pratiÿ÷h˜payitum 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."
n˜ga× þatrum jayo n˜ma m˜tulo yam dadau mama |
tam te gaja sahasreõa dad˜mi 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."
iti ukta× sa hi r˜meõa suyajña× pratig®hya tat |
r˜ma lakÿmaõa sŸt˜n˜m prayuyoja ˜þiÿa× þiv˜× || 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.
atha bhr˜taram avyagram priyam r˜ma× priyam vada× |
saumitrim tam uv˜ca idam brahm˜ iva tridaþa Ÿþvaram || 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:
agastyam kauþikam caiva t˜v ubhau br˜hmaõa uttamau |
arcaya ˜h¨ya saumitre ratnai× sasyam iva ambubhi× || 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."
tarpayasva mah˜b˜ho gosahasaraiþca m˜nada |
suvarõai rajataiþcaiva maõibhiþca mah˜dhanai× || 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."
kausaly˜m ca y˜aþŸrbhir bhakta× paryupatiÿ÷hati |
˜c˜rya× taittirŸy˜õ˜m abhir¨pa× ca vedavit || 2-32-15
tasya y˜nam ca d˜sŸ× ca saumitre samprad˜paya |
kauþey˜ni ca vastr˜õi y˜vat tuÿyati sa dvija× || 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)
s¨ta× citra ratha× ca ˜rya× saciva× sucira uÿita× |
toÿaya enam mah˜ arhai× ca ratnai× vastrai× dhanaia× tath˜ || 2-32-18
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."
paþuk˜bhikacha sarv˜bhirgav˜m daþaþatena ca |
ye ceme kathak˜l˜p˜ bahavo daõýam˜õav˜× || 2-32-18
nityasv˜dhy˜yaþŸlatv˜nn˜nyatkurvanti kimcana |
alas˜× sv˜duk˜m˜þca mahat˜m c˜pi sammat˜× || 2-32-19
þ˜li v˜ha sahasram ca dve þate bhadrak˜ms tath˜ |
vyanjana artham ca saumitre go sahasram up˜kuru || 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!"
mekhalŸn˜m mah˜sagha× kausaly˜m samupasthita× |
teÿ˜m sahasram saumitre pratyekam samprad˜paya || 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."
amb˜ yath˜ ca s˜ nandetkausaly˜ mama dakÿiõ˜m |
tath˜ dvij˜tŸm st˜nsarv˜n lakÿmaõ˜rca || 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."
tata× sa puruÿa vy˜ghra× tat dhanam lakÿmaõa× svayam |
yath˜ uktam br˜hmaõa indr˜õ˜m adad˜t dhanado yath˜ || 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.
atha abravŸd b˜ÿpa kal˜ms tiÿ÷hata× ca upajŸvina× |
samprad˜ya bahu dravyam ekaikasya upajŸvina× || 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;
lakÿmaõasya ca yad veþma g®ham ca yad idam mama |
aþ¨nyam k˜ryam ekaikam y˜vad ˜gamanam 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."
iti uktv˜ duhkhitam sarvam janam tam upajŸvinam |
uv˜ca idam dhana dhyakÿam dhanam ˜nŸyat˜m 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)."
tata× asya dhanam ˜jahru× sarvam eva upajŸvina× |
sa r˜þi× sumah˜mstatra darþanŸyo hyad®þyata || 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.
tata× sa puruÿa vy˜ghra× tat dhanam saha lakÿmaõa× |
dvijebhyo b˜la v®ddhebhya× k®paõebhyo abhyad˜payat || 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.
tatra ˜sŸt pingalo g˜rgya× trija÷a× n˜ma vai dvija× |
kÿatav®ttirvane nityam ph˜lakudd˜lal˜ðgalŸ || 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."
tam v®ddham taruõŸ bh˜ry˜ b˜l˜n˜d˜ya d˜rak˜n |
abravŸdb˜hmaõam v˜kyam d˜ridryeõ˜bhipŸýit˜ || 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:
ap˜sya ph˜lam kudd˜lam kuruÿva vacanam mamam |
r˜mam darþaya dharmajnam yadi kimcidav˜psyasi || 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."
sa bh˜ry˜vacanam þrutv˜ þ˜÷Ÿm˜cch˜dya duþchad˜m |
sa pratiÿ÷hata panth˜nam yatra r˜maniveþanam || 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.
bh®gvaðgirasamam dŸpty˜ trija÷am janasamsadi |
˜ pancam˜y˜× kakÿy˜y˜ na enam kaþcit av˜rayat || 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.
sa r˜ja putram ˜s˜dya trija÷a× v˜kyam abravŸt |
nirdhano bahu putra× asmi r˜ja putra mah˜ yaþa× |
kÿatav®ttirvane nityam pratyavekÿasva m˜miti || 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."
tamuv˜ca tato r˜ma× parih˜sasamanvitam |
gav˜m sahasramapyekam na ca viþr˜õitam may˜ |
parikÿipasi daõýena y˜vatt˜vadav˜pysasi || 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."
sa þ˜÷Ÿm tvarita× ka÷y˜m sambr˜nta× pariveÿ÷ya t˜m |
˜viddhya daõýam cikÿepa sarvapr˜õena vegita× || 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.
sa tŸrtv˜ saray¨p˜ram daõýastasya kar˜ccyuta× |
govraje bahus˜h˜sre pap˜tokÿaõasannidhau || 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.
tam pariÿvajya dharm˜tm˜ ˜tasm˜tsaray¨ta÷˜t |
˜nay˜m˜sa t˜ gopaistrija÷˜y˜þramam 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.
uv˜ca ca tato r˜mastam g˜rgyamabhis˜ntvayan |
manyurna khalu kartavya× parih˜so 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."
idam hi tejastava yaddhuratyayam |
tadeva jijñ˜situ micchat˜ may˜ |
imam bhav˜narthamabhipracodito |
v®õŸÿva kimcedaparam 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."
bravŸmi satyena na te'sti yantraõ˜ |
dhanam hi yadyanmama viprak˜raõ˜t |
bhavatsu samyakrpatip˜danena ta |
nmay˜rjitam prŸtiyaþskaram 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."
tata ssabh˜rya strija÷o mah˜muni |
rgav˜manŸkam pratig®hya modita× |
stad˜þiÿa× pratyavadanmah˜tmana× || 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.
sa c˜pi r˜ma× pratip¨rõam˜naso |
mahaddhanam dharmabalairup˜rjitam |
niyojay˜m˜sa suh®jjane'cir˜ |
dyath˜rhasamm˜navaca×pracodita× || 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.
dvija× suh®dbh®tyajano'thav˜ tad˜ |
daridrabhikÿ˜caraõaþca yo'bhavat |
na tatra kaþcinna babh¨va tarpito |
yath˜rha samm˜nana d˜na sambramai× || 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 v˜lmŸki r˜m˜yaõe ˜di k˜vye ayodhya k˜õýe dv˜ traya× triÕþa× sarga×
Thus completes 32nd chapter of Ayodhya Kanda in glorious Ramayana, the work of a sage and the oldest epic.
© 2001, K. M. K. Murthy