Book V : Sundara Kanda - Book Of Beauty
Hanuma gives Seetha, the signet ring sent by Rama through him in order to strengthen her confidence in Seetha felt very happy to see the ring and praised Hanuma for his arrival to Lanka after having crossed the sea single handedly. She expresses her hope to Hanuma, saying that Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Sugreeva will come to Lanka with their armies so as to destroy Ravana, for her sake. Hearing Seetha's words, Hanuma consoles Seetha saying that Rama, Sugreeva and a host of monkeys will come to Lanka by crossing the ocean, so as to defeat Ravana and his army, with assurance that Rama will appear before her shortly.
bhuuya eva mahaatejaa hanuumaan
maaruta aatmajaH |
abraviit prashritam vaakyam siitaa pratyaya kaaraNaat || 5-36-1
1. hanumaan= Hanuma; mahaatejaaH= the highly energetic; pavanaatmajaH= son of wind-god; siitaaprashraya kaaraNaat= with a reason to obtain confidence from Seetha; eva= again; abraviit= spoke; prashritam= modestly; vaakyam= (the following) words:
Hanuma, the highly energetic son of wind-god, with an inducement to obtain confidence from Seetha, again modestly spoke the following words:
vaanaro aham mahaabhaage duuto
raamasya dhiimataH |
raama naama ankitam ca idam pashya devi anguliiyakam || 5-36-2
2. mahaabhaage= O illustrious lady!; aham= I; vaanaraH= am a monkey; duutaH= and a messenger; raamasya= of Rama; dhiimataH= the wise; devi= O princess!; pashya= look at; idam= this; aN^guliiyakam cha= ring also; raama naamaaNkitam= marked with Rama's name.
"O illustrious lady! I am a monkey and a messenger of the wise Rama. O princess! Look at this ring too, marked with Rama's name."
pratyayaartham tavaaniitam tena
dattam mahaatmanaa |
samaashvasihi bhadram te kShiiNa duhkha phalaa hi asi || 5-36-3
3. tava pratyayaartham= for the purpose of creating your confidence; tena dattam= this ring given by Rama; mahaatmanaa= the high souled man; aniitam= is brought; samaashrasihi= get consoled indeed; te bhadram= happiness to you! asi hi= you are indeed; kSiNaduHkhaphalaa= free from the object of your grief.
"I brought this ring given by the high souled Rama, for the purpose of gaining your confidence. Get consoled indeed. Happiness to you! You are now free from the object of your grief."
gR^ihiitvaa prekShamaaNaa saa
bhartuH kara vibhuuShaNam |
bhartaaram iva sampraaptaa jaanakii muditaa abhavat || 5-36-4
4. gR^ihiitvaa= taking; kara vibhuuSaNam= that ring, adorned by Rama's hand; prekSamaaNaa= and seeing (it); saa jaanakii= that Seetha; abravat= became; muditaa= glad; sampraaptaa iva= as though she reached; bhartaaram= her husband.
"I brought this ring given by the high souled Rama, for the purpose of gaining your confidence. Get consoled indeed. Happiness to you! You are now free from the object of your grief."
caaru tat vadanam tasyaaH taamra
shukla aayata iikShaNam |
ashobhata vishaalaakSyaa raahu mukta iva uDu raaT || 5-36-5
tataH saa hriimatii baalaa bhartuH samdesha harShitaa |
parituTShaa priyam shrutvaa praashamsata mahaakapim || 5-36-6
5, 6. tat= that; vadanam= countenance; tasyaaH vishaalaakSyaaH= of that large-eyed Seetha; chaaru= which was charming; taamra shuklaayatekSaNam= with red and white eyes; ashobhata= shone; uDuraaDiva= like a moon, the king of stars; raahumuktaH= liberated by Rahu the demon; tataH= then; saa baalaa= that young Seetha; bhartR^i samdeshaharSitaa= gladdened by the message of her husband; hriimatii= became shy; samtuSTaa= and becoming well-pleased; kR^itvaa= and talking; priyam= delightful words; prashashamsa= praised; mahaakapim= Hanuma the great monkey.
The countenance of that large-eyed Seetha, which appeared charming with red and white eyes shone like a moon the king of stars liberated by Rahu the demon. Then, that young Seetha, gladdened by the message of her husband, became shy and message of her husband, became shy and well-pleased. Uttering delightful words, she praised Hanuma the great monkey (as follows):
vikraantaH tvam samarthaH tvam
praaj~naH tvam vaanara uttama |
yena idam raakShasa padam tvayaa ekena pradharShitam || 5-36-7
7. vaanarittana= O Hanuma the best of monkeys!; yena tvayaa= by which you; ekena= singly; idam= this; raakSasa padam= place infested by demons; pradharSitam= is overpowered; tvam= you as such; vikraantaH= are valiant; tvam= you; samarthaH= are competent; tvam= you; praaJNaH= are intelligent.
"O Hanuma the best of monkeys! You have singly overpowered this place infested by demons. You are valiant. You are competent. You are intelligent."
shata yojana vistiirNaH saagaro
makara aalayaH |
vikrama shlaaghaniiyena kramataa goShpadii kR^itaH || 5-36-8
8. kramataa= by you; who have crossed; vikrama shlaaghaniiyena= with your acclaimable gallantry; saagaraH= the ocean; shatayojana vistiirNaH= having a width of one hundred Yojanas; makaraalayaH= and an asylum of crocodiles; goSpadiikR^itaH= made it as a small puddle.
"You, with an acclaimable gallantry, crossed the ocean having a width of one hundred Yojanas and an asylum of crocodiles, making it as a small puddle."
na hi tvaam praakR^itam manye
vanaram vanara R^iShabha |
yasya te na asti samtraaso raavaNaan na api sambhramaH || 5-36-9
9. vaanarSabha= O excellent of monkeys!; yasya te= from whom you; naasti= there is no; samtraapaH= fear; raavaNaat= from Ravana; na= nor; sambhramaH api= even bewilderment; na manye= I do not consider; tvaam= you; praakR^itam= as an ordinary; vaanaram= monkey.
"O excellent of monkeys! For you there is no fear nor even bewilderment from Ravana. Hence, I do not consider you as an ordinary monkey."
arhase ca kapi shreShTha mayaa
yadi asi preShitaH tena raameNa vidita aatmanaa || 5-36-10
10. kapishreSTha= O the best of monkeys!; asi yadi= If you are; preSitaH= sent; tena raameNa= by that Rama; viditaatmanaa= who knows the nature of his self; arhase= you are fit; samabhaaSitam= to talk well; mayaa= with me.
"O the best of monkeys! If you are sent by that Rama, who knows the nature of his self, you are worthy of talking to me well."
preShayiShyati durdharSho raamo na
hi apariikShitam |
paraakramam avij~naaya mat sakaasham visheShataH || 5-36-11
11. durdharSaH= the indomitable; raamaH= Rama; aviJNaaya= without knowing; paraakramam= your enterprise; apariikSitam= and without being tested; na preSayiSyatihi= must not have sent you; visheSataH= and especially; matsakaasham= to my presence.
"The indomitable Rama must not have sent you indeed, especially to me, without knowing your enterprise and without testing you in advance."
diShTyaa ca kushalii raamo dharma
aatmaa dharma vatsalaH |
lakShmaNaH ca mahaatejaaH sumitra aananda vardhanaH || 5-36-12
12. raamaH= Rama; dharmaatmaa= the righteous man; satya sangaraH= who is true to his promise; lakSmaNashcha= and Lakshmana; mahaatejaaH= of great splendour; sumitraanandavardhanaH= who enriches the joy of Sumitra; diSTyaa= are fortunately; kushalii= safe.
"Rama the righteous man who is true to his promise and Lakshmana of great splendour who enriches the joy of Sumitra are fortunately safe."
kushalii yadi kaakutsthaH kim nu
saagara mekhalaam |
mahiim dahati kopena yuga anta agniH iva utthitaH || 5-36-13
13. kaakutthsaH kushalii yadi= If Rama is safe; kopena= with anger; kim= why; na dahati= is he not scorching; mahiim= the earth; saagara mekhalaam= with ocean as its belt; utthitaH yugaantaagniriva= like rising fire at the end of the world.
"If Rama is safe, with his anger why is he not scorching the earth with ocean as its belt, like rising fire at the end of the world?"
athavaa shaktimantau tau suraaNaam
api nigrahe |
mama eva tu na duhkhaanaam asti manye viparyayaH || 5-36-14
14. athavaa= otherwise; tau= those two brothers, Rama and Lakshmana; shaktimantau= are having strength; nigrahe= in holding down; suraaNaamapi= even the celestials; tu= but; manye= I think; naasti= there is no; viparyayaH= end; mama dukhaanaameva= to my troubles indeed.
"Otherwise, Rama and Lakshmana are capable of holding down even the celestials. But I think there is no end indeed to my troubles."
kaccic ca vyathate raamaH kaccin
na paripatyate |
uttaraaNi ca kaaryaaNi kurute puruSha uttamaH || 5-36-15
15. na raamaH vyathitaH kachchit= Is not Rama getting perturbed?; na paritapyate kachchit= is he not tormented with grief?; puruSottamaH= Is Rama the best of men; kurute= doing; kaaryaaNi= actions; uttaraaNi= to be done; (to annihilate his enemies?).
"Is not Rama getting perturbed? Is he not tormented with grief? Is Rama the best of men now doing the right acts to annihilate the enemies?"
kaccin na diinaH sambhraantaH
kaaryeShu ca na muhyati |
kaccin puruSha kaaryaaNi kurute nR^ipateH sutaH || 5-36-16
16. nR^ipate sutaH= is Rama the prince; na kachchit= not hopefully; diinaH= miserable; sambhraantaH= and confused?; nacha muhyati= nor even mistaken; kaaryeSu= in his actions?; kachchit kurute= I hope he is doing; puruSakaaryaaNi= acts which require human effort.
"Is Rama the prince miserable and confused? Is he even mistaken in his actions? I hope he is doing all acts which require human effort."
dvividham trividha upaayam upaayam
api sevate |
vijigiiShuH suhR^it kaccin mitreShu ca param tapaH || 5-36-17
17. paramtapaH= is Rama the annihilator of enemies; apisevate= resorting to; dvividham upaayam= the two strategies; viz., conciliatory and partaking approaches; trividhopaayamapi= and even the three strategies viz. partaking sowing dissention and open assault; suhR^it kachchit= is he kind-hearted; mitreSu= to friends; vijagiiSuH= with a wish to conquer the enemies?
"Is Rama the annihilator of enemies as per necessity resorting to the two strategies viz., conciliatory and partaking approaches and even the three strategies viz., partaking, sowing dissension and open assault? Is he kind-hearted towards friends, with a wish to conquer the enemies?"
kaccin mitraaNi labhate mitraiH ca
api abhigamyate |
kaccit kalyaaNa mitraH ca mitraiH ca api puraH kR^itaH || 5-36-18
18. kachchit labhate= Is he getting; mitraaNi= friends?; api abhigamyate= is he approached; mitraiH= by friends?; kalyaana mitrashcha kachchit= I hope he is having good friends; api puraskR^itaH= and even honoured; mitraishcha= by his friends?
"Is he getting friends? Has he been approached for friendship by others? I hope he is having good friends and even so honoured by them."
kaccit aashaasti devaanaam
prasaadam paarthiva aatmajaH |
kaccit puruSha kaaram ca daivam ca pratipadyate || 5-36-19
19. paarthivaatmajaH= is Rama the prince; aashaasti kachchit= wishing for; prasaadam= the grace; devaanaam= of gods?; kachchit pratipadyate= Is he (equally) aware of; puruSakaaramcha= human endeavour; adaivamcha= and the fate?
"Is Rama the prince wishing the grace of the gods? Is he equally aware of the role of human endeavour and the role of fate?"
kaccin na vigata sneho vivaasaan
mayi raaghavaH |
kaccin maam vyasanaat asmaan mokShayiShyati vaanaraH || 5-36-20
20. vaanara= O Hanuma!; raaghavaH= Is Rama; na kachchit= not hopefully; vigata snehaH= losing affection; mayi= in me; pravaasaat= because of my staying away from home?; mokSayiSyati kachchit= will he release; maam= me; asmaat vyasanaat= from this evil plight?.
"O Hanuma! Is Rama not losing affection in me because of my staying away from home? Will he release me from this evil predicament?"
sukhaanaam ucito nityam
asukhaanaam anuucitaH |
duhkham uttaram aasaadya kaccit raamo na siidati || 5-36-21
21. raaghavaH= Rama; uchitaH= who is habituated; nityam= always; sukhaanaam= to pleasures; anauchitaH= and not habituated; asukhaanaam= to pains; na siidati kachchit= not hopefully sinking into despondency; aasaadya= by obtaining; uttaram= a great; duHkham= pain?
"Is Rama, who is habituated always to pleasures and not habituated to pains, not sinking into despondency by now getting this great pain?"
kausalyaayaaH tathaa kaccit
sumitraayaaH tathaiva ca |
abhiikShNam shruuyate kaccit kushalam bharatasya ca || 5-36-22
22. abhiikSNam shuuyate kachchit= are you constantly hearing; kushalam= the news of safety; kausalyaaH= of Kausalya; tathaa= and; sumitraayaaH= of Sumitra; tathaiva cha= and; bharatasya= of Bharata?
"Are you constantly hearing the news of safety of Kausalya, Sumitra and Bharata?"
man nimittena maana arhaH kaccit
shokena raaghavaH |
kaccin na anya manaa raamaH kaccin maam taarayiShyati || 5-36-23
23. raaghavaH= is Rama; maanaarhaH= worthy of honour; kachchit shokena= suffering from pain; mannimitteva= just because of me; raamaH na kachchit= is not Rama; anyamanaaH= having his mind fixed on something else; kachchit taarayiSyati= and will he liberate; maam= me?.
"Is Rama worthy of honour, suffering from pain just because of me? Will he liberate me from my sorrow, without fixing his mind on something else?"
kaccit akShaauhiNiim bhiimaam
bharato bhraatR^i vatsalaH |
dhvajiniim mantribhiH guptaam preShayiShyati mat kR^ite || 5-36-24
24. bharataH bhraatR^ivatsalaH kachchit preSayiSyati= I hope Bharata having a brotherly affection will send; matkR^ite= for my sake; dhvajiniim= an army furnished with banners; guptaam= guarded; mantribhiH= by the ministers; akSauhiNiim= consisting of ten anikinis or 21870 elephants, 21870 chariots, 65610 horses and 109350 foot-soldiers; bhiimam= and terrific.
"I hope Bharata, having a brotherly affection, will send for my sake, an army furnished with banners, guarded by the ministers, consisting of ten anikinis (21870 elephants, 21870 chariots, 65610 horses and 109350 foot soldiers) which were terrific in appearance."
vaanara adhipatiH shriimaan
sugriivaH kaccit eShyati |
mat kR^ite haribhiH viiraiH vR^ito danta nakha aayudhaiH || 5-36-25
25. shriimaan= the glorious; sugriivaH= Sugreeva; vaanaraadhipatiH= the Lord of monkeys; eSyati kachchit= will indeed come; matkR^ite= for my sake; vR^itaH= along with; viiraiH= the valiant; haribhiH= monkeys; danta nakhaayudhaiH= with their tusks and nails as weapons.
"The glorious Sugreeva the lord of monkeys will indeed come for my sake along with his valiant monkeys, who have their tusks and nails as their weapons."
kaccic ca lakShmaNaH shuuraH
sumitraa aananda vardhanaH |
astravit shara jaalena raakShasaan vidhamiShyati || 5-36-26
26. lakSmaNaH= Lakshmana; shuuraH= the strong man; sumitraanandavardhanaH= who augments the joy of Sumitra; astravit= and who is an expert in weaponry; kachchit vidhamiSyati= will indeed destroy; raakSasaan= the demons; sharajaalena= by the multitude of his arrows.
"Lakshmana, the strong man, who augments the joy of Sumitra and who is an expert in weaponry, will indeed destroy the demons by the multitude of his arrows."
raudreNa kaccit astreNa raameNa
nihatam raNe |
drakShyaami alpena kaalena raavaNam sasuhR^ij janam || 5-36-27
27. alpena kaalena= within a short time; drakSyaami kachchit= I hope to see; raavaNam= Ravana; nihatam= killed; sasuhR^ijjanam= along with his companions; raNe= in the battle-field; raudreNa; astreNa= by terrific weapons; jvalataa= burning brightly.
"Within a short time, I hope see Ravana killed along with his companions in the battle-field by terrific weapons burning brightly."
kaccin na tadt hema samaana varNam
tasya aananam padma samaana gandhi |
mayaa vinaa shuShyati shoka diinam |
jala kShaye padmam iva aatapena || 5-36-28
28. tat= that; aananam= face; tasya= of Rama; hema samaana varNam= with the complexion of gold; padma samaanagandhi= and the fragrance of a lotus; shoka diinam= may be looking miserable grief; mayaa vinaa= as bereft of me; jalakSaye= and dehydrated; na shuSyati kechchit= I hope it is not parched; aatapena= by sun; padmamiva= like a lotus.
"That face of Rama with its golden and with the fragrance of a lotus may be looking miserable as bereft of me and getting dehydrated too. I hope it is not parched by the sun, like a louts."
dharma apadeshaat tyajataH ca
maam ca api araNyam nayataH padaatim |
na aasiit vyathaa yasya na bhiiH na shokaH |
kaccit sa dhairyam hR^idaye karoti || 5-36-29
29. yasya= which Rama; tyajataH= left; raajyam= the kingdom; dharmaapadeshaat= as an indication of his righteousness; yasya= to whom; naasiit vyathaa= there was neither disturbance; na bhiiH= nor fear; na shokaH= nor sorrow; maam chaapi nayataH= even while taking me; araNyam= to the forest; padaatim= by foot; saH= such Rama; karoti kachchit= is hopefully maintaining; dhairyam= boldness; hR^idaye= in is heart.
"Which Rama left the kingdom as an indication of his righteousness and to whom there was neither disturbance nor fear nor sorrow even while taking me to the forest by foot, I hope that the same Rama is maintaining boldness in his heart."
na ca asya maataa na pitaa na ca
anyaH na |
snehaat vishiShTo asti mayaa samo vaa |
taavadt hi aham duuta jijiiviSheyam |
yaavat pravR^ittim shR^iNuyaam priyasya || 5-36-30
30. asya= to Rama; snehaat= in the matter of affection; na maataa= neither his mother; na pitaa= nor his father; naasti anyaH= nor any body else; samovaa= is equal or; vishiSTaH= more; mayaa= than me; duuta= O Hanuma the messenger!; aham= I; jijiiviSeyam= wish to survive; yaavat taavat tu= as long as; shruNuyaam= I hear; pravR^ittim= the activity priyasya= of my beloved.
"To Rama, in the matter of affection, neither his mother nor his father nor any body else is equal to or more than me. O Hanuma the messenger! I wish to survive only as long as I hear the activity of my beloved."
iti iva devii vacanam mahaaartham
tam vaanara indram madhura artham uktvaa |
shrotum punaH tasya vaco abhiraamam |
raama artha yuktam viraraama raamaa || 5-36-31
31. uktvaa= uttering; itiiva= thus; mahaartham= the greatly meaningful; madhuraartham= and sweetly worthwhile; vachanam= words; raamaa= Seetha; devii= the princess; viraraama= kept abstained from talking; shrotum= so as to hear; punaH= again; tasya= his; abhiraamam= delightful; vachaH= words; raamaartha yuktam= containing matter pertaining to Rama.
Uttering thus those greatly meaningful and sweetly worthwhile words, Seetha the princess further abstained from talking so as to hear Hanuma's delightful words describing the matters pertaining to Rama.
siitaayaa vacanam shrutvaa
maarutiH bhiima vikramaH |
shirasi a~njalim aadhaaya vaakyam uttaram abraviit || 5-36-32
32. shrutvaa= hearing; vachanam= the word; siitaayaaH= of Seetha; maarutiH= Hanuma; bhiima vikramaH= of terrific prowess; aadhaaya= keeping; aN^jalim= his joined palms; shirasi= on his head; abraviit= spoke; vaakyam= (the following) words; uttaram= in reply.
Hearing Seetha's words, Hanuma of terrific prowess, keeping his joined palms on his head, spoke the following words in reply.
na tvaam ihasthaam jaaniite raamaH
kamala locanaH |
tena tvaamihasthaam jaaniite raamaH kamalalochane || 5-36-33
33. kamala lochane= O Seetha having lotus-eyes!; raamaH= Rama; na jaaniite= does not know; tvaam= that you; ihasthaam= are here; tena= for that reason; tvaam naanayati= he did not take your back; aashu= soon; purandaraH iva= as Indra the destroyer of strong-holds; shachiim= did not take you back; aashu= soon; purandaraH iva= as Indra the destroyer of strong-holds; shachiim= did not take back Shachi her wife.
"O Seetha having lotus eyes! Rama does not know that you are here. For that reason, he did not take you back soon, as Indra the destroyer of strong holds did not take back Sachi, his wife."
shrutvaa eva tu vaco mahyam
kShipram eShyati raaghavaH |
camuum prakarShan mahatiim hari R^iShka gaNa samkulaam || 5-36-34
34. shrutvaiva tu= soon after hearing; mama= my; vachaH= words; raaghavaH= Rama; eSyati= will come; kSipram= soon; prakarSan= drawing forth; mahatiim= a large; chamuum= army; hari R^ikSagaNa samkulaam= consisting of a multitude of monkeys and bears.
"Soon after hearing my words, Rama will come soon, drawing forth a large army, consisting of a multitude of monkeys and bears."
viShTambhayitvaa baaNa oghaiH
akShobhyam varuNa aalayam |
kariShyati puriim lankaam kaakutsthaH shaanta raakShasaam || 5-36-35
35. kaakutthsaH= Rama; viSTambhayitvaa= will paralyse; akSobhyam= the imperturbable; varuNaalayam= ocean; baaNaughaiH= with his flood of arrows; kariSyati= and make; lan^kaam purim= the city of Lanka; shaanta raakSasaam= extinguished of demons.
"Rama will paralyze the imperturbable ocean with his flood of arrows and make the City of Lanka extinguished of demons."
tatra yadi antaraa mR^ityuH yadi
devaaH saha asuraaH |
sthaasyanti pathi raamasya sa taan api vadhiShyati || 5-36-36
36. mR^ityuH yadi= If the goddess of Death; sahaasuraaH= along with demons; devaaH= or celestials; sthaasyanti= stand firmly; antaraa= in the middle; pathi= of the way; raamasya= of Rama; tatra= at that time; saH= he; vadhiSyati= will kill; taanapi= them also.
"If the goddess of Death along with demons or celestials stand firmly in the way of Rama at that time, he will kill them also."
tava adarshanajena aarye shokena
sa pariplutaH |
na sharma labhate raamaH simha ardita iva dvipaH || 5-36-37
37. aarye= O noble lady!; pariplutaH= being full of; shokena= grief; tava adarshanajena= caused by your non-appearance; saH raamaH= that Rama; na labhate= is not obtaining; sharma= happiness; dvipaH iva= like an elephant; simhaarditaH= tormented by a lion.
"O noble lady! Being full of grief caused by your non-appearance, that Rama is not obtaining happiness, like an elephant tornmented by a lion."
dardareNa ca te devi shape muula
phalena ca |
malayena ca vindhyena meruNaa mandareNa ca || 5-36-38
yathA sunayana.n valgu bimbauShTha.n chArukuNDalam |
mukha.n drakShyasi rAmasya pUrNachandramivoditam || 5-36-39
38, 39. devi= O Seetha the princess!; shape= I swear and tell; te= you; malayenacha= by Malya Mountain; vindhyena= by Vindhya mountain; meruNaa= by Meru mountain; dardureNa= by Dardura Mountain; muulaphalena= by our food of roots and fruits; yathaa= that; drakSyasi= you will see; raamasya= Rama's; mukham= face; sunayananam= having good eyes; valgu= handsome; bimboSTam= having lips with the colour of a bright-red gourd (fruit of Momordica monodelpha); chaaru darshanam= with a charming look; uditam puurNachandramiva= like a rising full moon.
"O Seetha the princess! I swear and tell you by the mountains Malaya, Vindhya, Meru and Dardura as well as by our staple food of roots and fruits, that you will soon see Rama's face, having good eyes, handsome, having lips with the colour of a bright-red gourd (fruit of Momordica monodelpha) and with its charming look like a rising full moon."
kShipra.n drakShyasi vaidehi rAmaM
prasravaNe girau |
shatakratumivAsInaM nAkapR^iShThasya mUrdhani || 5-36-40
40. vaidehi= O Seetha!; drakSyasi= you will see; kSipram= soon; raamam= Rama; prasravaNe girau= on Prasravana Mountain; shatakratum iva= like Indra the Lord of celestials; aasiinam= seated; muurdhani= on the back; naagaraajasya= of Airavatha, the chief of elephants.
"O Seetha! You will see soon Rama on the Prasravana mountain, like Indra the Lord of celestials seated on the back of Airavata, the chief of elephants."
na mA.nsa.n rAghavo bhu~Nkte na
chApi madhusevate |
vanya.n suvihitaM nityaM bhaktamashnAti pa~nchamam || 5-36-41
41. raaghavaH= Rama; na bhuNkte= is not eating; maamsam= meat; na sevate= not indulging in; madhuchaapi= even spirituous liquor; nityam= everyday; paN^chamam= in the evening; ashnaati= he is eating; bhaktam= food; vanyam= existing in the forest; suvihitam= well-arranged (for him).
"Rama is not eating meat, nor indulging even in spirituous liquor. Everyday, in the evening, he is eating the food existing in the forest, well arranged for him."
na eva damshaan na mashakaan na
kiiTaan na sarii sR^ipaan |
raaghavo apanayet gatraat tvat gatena antaH aatmanaa || 5-36-42
42. antaraatmanaa= with his mind; tvadgatena= directed towards you; raaghavaH= Rama; naiva apanayet= is not driving away; damshaan= forest-flies; gaatraat= from his body; na mashakaan= nor mosquitoes; na kiiTaan= nor insects; na sariisR^ipaan= nor reptiles.
"With his mind wholly devoted to you, Rama is not even driving away forest-flies from his body, nor mosquitoes nor insects nor reptiles from his body."
nityam dhyaana paro raamo nityam
shoka paraayaNaH |
na anyac cintayate kimcit sa tu kaama vasham gataH || 5-36-43
43. raamaH= Rama; nityam= is always; dhyaanaparaH= thoughtful; nityam= and is always; shokaparaayaNaH= engaged in sorrow; saH= He; kaama vashaangataH= is enamoured with the god of love; nachintayati anyat kimchit= and thinks of nothing else.
"Rama always cogitates on something or the other. He is forever engaged in sorrow. He is enamoured with the god of love and thinks of nothing else."
anidraH satatam raamaH supto api
ca nara uttamaH |
siiteti madhuraam vaaNiim vyaaharan pratibudhyate || 5-36-44
44. raamaH= Rama; satatam= always; anidraH= does not have sleep; supto.api narottamaH= even if that best of men sleeps; prati budhyate= he keeps awake; vyaaharan= uttering; madhuraam= the sweet; vaaNiim= words; siiteti= "lo! Behold! Seetha!"
"Rama mostly does not have sleep. Even if that best of men sleeps, he keeps awake uttering sweet words like "lo! Behold! Seetha!"
dR^iShTvaa phalam vaa puShpam vaa
yac ca anyat strii mano haram |
bahusho haa priyeti evam shvasan tvaam abhibhaaShate || 5-36-45
45. dR^iSTvaa= seeing; phalamvaa= a fruit; puSpam vaa= or a flower; yadvaa= or; sumanoharam anyat= any other beautiful object; bhibhaaSate= he recollects and says; tvaam= about you; ha priyetyevam= "O Beloved!" bahushaH= many times; shvasan= and breathes a sigh.
"When he happens to see a fruit or a flower or any other beautiful object, he recollects of you and says 'O beloved!' many times and breathes a sigh."
sa devi nityam paritapyamaanaH |
tvaam eva siiteti abhibhaaShamaaNaH |
dhR^ita vrato raaja suto mahaatmaa |
tava eva laabhaaya kR^ita prayatnaH || 5-36-46
46. devi= O Seetha the princess!; saH= Rama that; mahaatmaa raajasutaH= magnanimous prince; nityam= is always; paritapyamaanaH= lamenting; abhibhaaSamaaNaH= speaking; tvaameva= about you alone; siiteti= thus recollecting Seetha, Seetha!; dhR^itavrataH= being firm in his vow; kR^ita prayatnaH= he makes effort; tavalaabhaayaiva= to find you alone.
"O Seetha the princess! Rama the magnanimous prince is always lamenting, speaking just about you, recollecting "Seetha, Seetha!". Being firm in his vow, he makes effort to find you only."
saa raama samkiirtana viita shokaa
raamasya shokena samaana shokaa |
sharan mukhena ambuda sheSha |
nishaa iva vaideha sutaa babhuuva || 5-36-47
47. saa= that; vaidehasutaa= Seetha; samaana shokaa= who has the same amount of grief; raamasya shokena= as that of Rama; babhuuva raama samkiirtana viita shokaa= became worn out of grief on hearing the adoration of Rama; nisheva= like a night; saambuda sheSa chandraa= with moon obscured by the remnant clouds; sharanmukhe= at the beginning of autumn.
"That Seetha, who has the same amount of grief as that of Rama, became worn out of her grief upon hearing the adoration of Rama, like a night with the moon obscured by the remnant clouds at the commencement of autumn."
ityaarSe shriimadraamaayaNe aadikaavye sundarakaaNDe SaTtrimshaH sargaH
Thus completes 36th Chapter of Sundara Kanda of the glorious Ramayana of Valmiki, the work of a sage and the oldest epic.
© October, 2005, K. M. K. Murthy