Chapter [Sarga] 94

Introduction

Rama describes the beauty of Chitrakuta mountain to Seetha. He delightfully shows her the various colourful minerals, several kinds of birds and animals, several type of trees with flowers and fruit, as also the enchanting springs and Cascades in the mountain. Thus, he also diverts his own mind in seeing that captivating scenery.


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dI"R kal %i;t> tiSmn! igraE igir vn iy>,
ivdea> iymakaN]n! Svm! c icm! ivlaeyn!. 2-94-1
Aw dazriw> icm! ic kqm! AdzRyt!,
ayaRm! Amr sMkaz> zcIm! #v purm! dr>. 2-94-2

1-2. tataH= thereafter; daasharathiH= Rama; amara samkaashaH= who resembled a God; girivana priyaH= who liked mountains and groves; diirgha kaalositaH= having dwelt for sometime; tasmin= on that; girau= mountain; aakaaN^kSan= who desired; vaidehyaaH= Seetha's; priyam= happiness; vilobhayan= delightful; svam= to his own; chittam= mind; adarshayat= began to point out; chitra kuuTam= of Citrakuta; bhaaryaam= to his consort; puramdaraH iva= as Indra the god of celestials; (converses); shachiimiva= with Shachi the wife of Indra (saying:)

Having dwelt for some time in that mountain, Rama, who resembled God, who liked mountains and groves, who desired Seetha's happiness and himself delightful in his mind, began to point out the beauty of Chitrakuta to his consort, as Indra the god of celestials converses with Shachi the wife of Indra, saying:

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n raJyad Mznm! e n suir ivna v>,
mnae me baxte :qva rm[Iym! #mm! igirm!. 2-94-3

3. oh bhadre= O, my good lady!; dR^iSTvaa= by seeing; imam= this; ramaNiiyam= beautiful, girim= mountain; na= neither; bhramshanam= the loss; raajyaat= of the kingdom; na= nor; suhR^idbhirvineabhavaH= the non-existence of friends; baadhate= distresses; memanaH= my mind.

"O, my good lady! By seeing this beautiful mountain, neither the loss of kingdom nor the non-existence of friends distresses my mind."

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pZy #mm! Aclm! e nana ij g[ Aayutm!,
izorE> om! #v %iEr xatumir ivUi;tm!. 2-94-4

4. bhadre= O, my good lady!; pashya= Behold; imam achalam= this mountain; naanaa dvijagaNaayutam= abounding with flocks of birds of every kind; dhaatumadbhiH= where minerals lie; vibhuuSitam= crowned; shikharaiH= with peaks; udviddhairiva= that seem to project upwards; kham= to the sky.

"O, my good lady! Behold this mountain, abounding with flocks of birds of every kind where minerals lie and crowned with peaks that seem to project upwards to the sky."

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keicd rjt sMkaza> keict! ]tj sia>,
pIt maiSw vnaR> c keicn! min vr a>. 2-94-5
pu:y AkR ketuk Aaa> c keicj! JyaetI rs a>,
ivrajNte Acl #NSy deza xatu ivUi;ta>. 2-94-6

5-6. kechit= some; deshaaH= areas; achalendrasya= of the mountain; dhaatu vibhuuSitaaH= are crowned with minerals; rajata samkaashaaH= having appearance of silver, kechit= some; kSata sannibhaaH= resembling blood; piitamaaNjiSTa varNaashcha= some yellowish, some red as madder in colour; kechit= some; maNivara prabhaaH= sparkle like precious stones; puSpaarka ketakaabhaashcha= some possessing the luster of topaz and crystal and the hue of Ketaka flower; kechit viraajante= and some sparkle; jyotirasaprabhaaH= with the splendour of a kind of gem called Jyotirasa.

"Some areas of the mountain are encrusted with minerals, having appearance of silver, some resembling blood, some yellowish, some red as madder, some sparkle like precious stones, some possessing, the luster of topaz and crystal and a hue of Ketaka flower and some sparkle with the splendour of a kind of gem called Jyotirasa."

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nna m&g g[ Iip tr]u \] g[Er v&t>,
AEr aTy! Aym! zElae b pi] smakl>. 2-94-7

7. ayam= shailaH= this mountain; vR^itaH= is filled with; aduSTaiH= tame; naana mR^igagaNa= beasts of every kind; dviipitarakSvR^ikSagaNaiH= tigers, panthers and bears; bhaati= and is enlivened; bahu pakSi samaayutaH= by a flock of many birds.

"The mountain is filled with tame beasts of every kind, tigers, panthers and bears, and is enlivened by a flock of many birds."

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Aa jMbu AsnEr laeE> iyalE> pnsEr xvE>,
ANkaelEr Vy itinzEr iBlv itNk ve[ui>. 2-94-8
kaZmy!R Air vr[Er mxUkE> itlkE> twa,
bdy!R AamlkEr nIpEr ve xNvn bIjkE>. 2-94-9
pu:pvi> )l %petE> cayavir mnae rmE>,
@vm! Aaidir AakI[R> iym! pu:yTy! Aym! igir>. 2-94-10

8-10. ayam giriH= this mountain; aakirNaH= abounds with; evam aadibhiH= such type of trees as; aamra jambvasanaiH= laden with flowers; phalopetaiH= and fruits; chaayaavadbhiH= affording magnificent shade; manoramaiH- and pleasing to the mind; lodhraiH= Lodhras; priyaalaiH= Priyalas (commonly called Payals); panasaiH= bread-fruit trees; dhavaiH= Dhavas; ankolaiH= Ankolas; bhavyatinishaiH= Bhavyas and Tinisas; bilva tinduka veNubiH= Bilvas (Bel trees)Tindukas and bamboos; kaashmaryaariSTa varuNaiH= Kasmaris, margosas and Varanas; tathaa= and ; madhuukaiH= Madhukas; tilakaiH= Tilakas; badaryaamalakaiH= Jujube trees; embolic myrobalans; niipaiH= Kadambas; vetra dhanvana biijakaiH= cane; Dhanvanas and pomegranates; puSNaati=enhancing; shriyam= its beauty.

"This mountain abounds with such type of trees as mangoes, rose-apples and Asanas laden with flowers and fruits, affording magnificient shade, and pleasing to the mind, Lodhras, Priyalas (commonly called Payals), bread-fruit trees, Dhavas, Ankolas, Bhavyas and Tinisas, Bilvas (Bel trees), Tindukas and bamboos, Kashmaris, margosas and Varaas, Madhukas; Tilaks, jujube trees, emblic myrobalans, Kadamoos, came, Dhanvanas and pomegranates, enhancing its beauty."

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zEl Swe;u rMye;u pZy #man! kam h;R[an!,
ikran! Mzae e rmma[an! mniSvn>. 2-94-11

11. bhadre= O, my good lady!; pashya= see; imaam= these; kinnaraan= Kinnaras; romaharSaNaan= thrilling to be looked at; manasvinaH= in high spirits; ramamaaNaan= who are wandering; dvandvashaH= in comples; ramyeSu= in lovely; shaila prastheSu= mountain-plains.

"O, my good lady! See these Kinnaras, thrilling to be looked at, in their high spirits, wandering in couples in these lovely mountain-plains."

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zaoa Avsan! ofgaM> c vra{y! AMbrai[ c,
pZy iv*axr I[am! Ifed dezan! mnae rman!. 2-94-12

12. pashya= behold; khaDgaamshcha= their swords; shaakhaavasaktaan= hanging on the trees; pravaraaNi= their excellent; ambaraaNicha= clothes; manoharaan= and the charming; kriiDoddeshaan= retreats.

"Behold their swords hanging on the trees, their excellent swords and the charming retreats, where vidyadharas and their women sport."

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jl patEr %edEr in:yNdE> c Kvict! Kvict!,
vir aTy! Aym! zEl> vn! md #v ip>. 2-94-13

13. ayam= this; shailaH= mountain; bhaati= shines; dvivaH iva= like an elephant; sravanmadaH= with ichors flowing from its forehead; udbhedaiH= as from its crevices; niSpandaishcha= springs; jalapravaahaiH= and cascades; sravidbhiH= flow; kvachit kvachit= here and there.

"This mountain resembles an elephant with ichors flowing from its forehead, as from its crevices, springs and cascades flow here and there."

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guha smIr[ae gNxan! nana pu:p van! vhn!,
a[ tpR[m! A_yeTy km! nrm! n h;Ryet!. 2-94-14

14. kam naram= what sort of man; na praharSayet= would not be filled with delight; guhaasami karaNaH= by these glades; gandhaan= (from which) fragrance; naanaa puSpa bhavaan= of many flowers; vahan= issues; ghraaNatarpaNam= pleasing to the senses?

"Who would not be filled with delight, by these glades from which fragrance of various flowers issues, pleasing to the senses?"

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yid #h zrdae Aneka> Tvya saxRm! AiniNdte,
lm[en c vTSyaim n mam! zaek> xyit. 2-94-15

15. anindite= O, irreproachable lady!; vatsyaani yadi= If I am to live; tvayaa saardham= with you; lakSmaNecha= and Lakshmana; anakaaH= for many; sharadaH= autumns; iha= here; shokaH= grief; na pradhakSyati= will not get the upper hand over; maam= me.

"O, irreproachable lay! If I am live with you and Lakshmana for many autumns here, grief will not overpower me."

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b pu:p )le rMye nana ij g[ Aayute,
ivic izore ! AiSmn! rtvan! AiSm aimin. 2-94-16

16. bhaamini= O, Seetha!; asmin= this mountain; bahu puSpa phale= laden with many flowers and fruit; ramye= the enchanting; naanaa dvijagaNaayute= resort of flocks of birds; vichitra shikhare= with its ravishing peaks; asmin hi= I am indeed; ratavaan= captivated.

"O, Seetha! Seeing this mountain laden with many flowers and fruit, the enchanting resort of flocks of birds as also the ravishing peaks of the mountain, I am really captivated."

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Anen vn vasen mya am! )l ym!,
iptu> c An&[ta xmeR rtSy iym! twa. 2-94-17

17. anena= vana vaasena= by residing in the forest; phala dvayam= a two-fold advantage; praaptam= is secured; mayaa= by me; anR^iNataa= freedom from debt; pituH= with my father; dharme= in regards my duty; tathaa= and; bharatasya= Bharata's; priyam= happiness.

"By residing in the forest, a two-fold advantage is secured by me; freedom from debt to my father in regards my duty and Bharata's happiness."

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vEdeih rmse kic! ic kqe mya sh,
pZyNtI ivivxan! avan! mnae vak kay sMytan!. 2-94-18

18. he vaidehi= O, Seetha!; ramase kachchit= are you happy; mayaa saha= with me; chitrakuuTe= on this Chitrakuta mountain; pashyantii= seeing; vividhaan= various; bhaavaan= objects; mano vaakkaaya sammataan= agreeable to your thought, word and temperament?

"O, Seetha! Are you happy with me on this Chitrakuta mountain, seeing various objects agreeable to your thought word and temperament?"

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#dm! @v Am&tm! a raJnam! raj \;y> pre,
vn vasm! v AwaRy eTy me iptamha>. 2-94-19

19. pare= the ancient; raajarSayaH= royal sages; me= my; prapitaamahaaH= paternal great grand-fathers; praahuH= say (that); raaj^Ni= for a king; bhavaarthaaya= to obtain liberation; pretya= after death; idam= this; vanavaasameva= residence as such in the forest; amR^itam= is nectar-like.

"My paternal great grand fathers the ancient royal sages have said that for a king to obtain liberation after death, such a residence in the forest is nectar like."

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izla> zElSy zaeNte ivzala> ztzae Ait>,
bla blEr v[ERr nIl pIt ist A[E>. 2-94-20

20. shatashaH= hundreds; shilaaH= of rocks; bahulaah= in multitude; vishaalaaH shailasya= of this extensive mountain; shobhante= are shining; abhitaH= around; bahulaiH= in many; varNaiH= colours; mila piita sitaaruNaiH= like blue, yellow, white and red.

"Hundreds and multitude of rocks of this extensive mountain are shining around in multifarious colours like blue, yellow, white and red."

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iniz aNTy! Acl #NSy t Azn izoa #v,
Aae;Xy> Sva lMya ajmana> shz>. 2-94-21

21. sahasrashaH= thousands of; auSadhyaH= herbs; achalendrasya= of this Chitrakuta mountain; bhraajamaanaaH= glittering svaprabhaalakSmyaa= with their lovely light; bhaanti= are sparkiling; hutaashana shikhaa iva= like points of fire.

"Thousands of herbs of this Chitrakuta mountain, glittering with their lovely light, are sparkling like points of fire."

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keict! ]y ina deza> keicd %*an sia>,
keicd @k izla aiNt pvRtSy ASy aimin. 2-94-22

22. bhamini= O, Seeta!; kechit= Some; deshaaH= parts; asya= of this; parvatasya= mountain; kSaya nibhaaH= resemble mansions; kechit= some; udyaana sannibhaah= look like parks; kechit= and some; bhaanti= appear; ekashilaaH= like a single pile.

"O, Seetha! Some parts of this mountain resemble mansions, some look like parks and some others appear like a single pile."

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iva #v vsuxam! ait ic kq> smuiTwt>,
ic kqSy kqae AsaE Zyte svRt> zu>. 2-94-23

23. chitrakuuTaH= chitrakuta; samutthitaH iva= (appears) as though emerged; bhittvaa= having split; vasudhaam= earth; asau= this; kuuTaH= summit; chitrakuuTasya= of Chitrakuta; dR^ishyate= appears; shubhaH= charming; sarvataH= on all sides.

"Chitrakuta appears as though emerged, having split the earth. This summit of Chitrakuta appears charming on all sides."

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k puag tgr UjR p %rc! cdan!,
kaimnam! SvaStran! pZy kzezy dl Aayutan!. 2-94-24

24. pashya= see; kuSTha sthagara punnaaga bhuurja patrottarachchhadaan= how the leaves of lilies, sthagara trees, Punnaga trees and Bhurja trees; kusheshaya dalaayutaan= heaped with flowers of water-lilies; svaastaraan= form the cozy beds; kaaminaam= of voluptuaries.

"See the leaves of lilies, Sthagara trees, Punnaga trees and Bhurja trees heaped with flowers of water-lilies form the cozy beds of voluptuaries."

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m&idta> c Apiva> c ZyNte kml j>,
kaimir vinte pZy )lain ivivxain c. 2-94-25

25. vanite= O, Seetha!; pashya= look at; kamala srajaH= the garlands of lotus-flowers; mR^idi taashcha= Crushed; apaviddhaashcha= and thrown aside; kaamibhiH= by voluptuaries; phalaanicha= and (also) fruits; vividhaani= of every kind; dR^ishyante= being seen.

"O, Seetha! Look at the garlands of lotus-flowers crushed and thrown aside by voluptuaries as also fruits of every kind that have been tasted."

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vSvaEk saram! nilnIm! ATyeit #v %ran! kn!,
pvRt> ic kqae AsaE b mUl )l %dk>. 2-94-26

26. asau= this; chitra kuuTaH parvataH= mountain of Chitrakuta; bahumuula phalodakaH= with its abundance of roots fruits and water; atyetiiva= is more beautiful; vasvaukasaaraam= Kubera's capital(Alaka) then Vasvaukasara; naliniim= Nalini the capital of Indra better known as Amaravati; uttaraan kuruun= and uttara kuru the country of Eternal Beatitude.

"This mountain f Chitrakuta with its abundance of roots fruits and water is more beautiful than Vasvankasara better known as Alaka the capital of Kubera the Lord of Riches, Nalini the capital of Indra (the God of celestials) better known as Amaravati and Uttarakuru the country of Eternal Beatitude."

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#mm! tu kalm! vinte ivjivaM>,
Tvya c sIte sh lm[en c,
ritm! pTSye kl xmR vixRnIm!,
stam! piw SvEr inymE> prE> iSwt>. 2-94-27

27. vanite= O, beloed; siite= Seetha; vijahrivaan= Strolling; tvayaa saha= with you; lakSmaNenacha= and Lakshman; imam kaalam= during this period; sthitaH= established; pathi= in the path; sataam- of the pious; paraiH= in highest; niyamaiH= salutary practices; prapatsye= I shall obtain; ratim= joy; kula dharma vardhiniim= enhancing the piety of my race.

"O, Seetha! Strolling with you and Lakshmana during this period of exile, on my part established in the path of the pious, following the highest salutary practices, I shall obtain joy, enhancing the piety of my race."

 

#Tya;eR Imamay[e AaidkaVye AyaeXyaka{fe ctunRvittm> sgR

Thus completes 94th Chapter of Ayodhya Kanda of the glorious Ramayana of Valmiki, the work of a sage and the oldest epic.


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