This chapter starts with Kaikeyi's entreaties to the king followed by Dasaratha disowning her as wife. The night passes and Sumantra comes to wake up the King. Ordered by Kaikeyi to bring Sri Rama to the king, he goes to Sri Rama to fetch Him.
putra śoka arditam pāpā visamjñam patitam bhuvi |
viveṣṭamānam udīkṣya sā aikṣvākam idam abravīt || 2-14-1
1. saa paapaa = that wicked woman; abraviit = spoke; idam = these words; ikshhvaakam = to Dasaratha who was born in Ikshvaaku dynasty; putrashokaarditam = tormented by the anguish for his son; patitam = who was fallen; visajJNam = unconscious; viveshhTamaana m = tossing about; bhuvi = on the floor.
That wicked woman spoke these words to Dasaratha, tormented as he was by the anguish for his son and who was unconscious, tossing about on the floor.
pāpam kRtvā iva kim idam mama saṃśrutya saṃśravam |
śeṣe kṣiti tale sannaḥ sthityām sthātum tvam arhasi || 2-14-2
2. kim = what is; idam = this ? samshrutya = after hearing; mama = my; samshravam = promise; sheshhe = you are lying; kshhititale = on the floor; sannaH = with grief; paapam kR^itva ivaa = as; though you had perpetrated a sithtyaam = you; arhasi = ought to; sthaatum = keep; sthityaam = within bounds of morality.
"What is this? After hearing the promise given to me, you are lying on the floor dejected as though you had committed a great sin. You ought to keep yourself within bounds of ethics".
āhuḥ satyam hi paramam dharmam dharmavido janāḥ |
satyam āśritya hi mayā tvam ca dharmam pracoditaḥ ||2-14-3
3. janaaH = People; dharma vidaH = who know what is right; aahuH hi = indeed speak; satyam = of truthfulness; paramam dharmam = as highest virtue; tvam = you; prabodhitaH = are made aware of; dharmam = (your)duty; mayaacha = by me; aashritya = who has taken refuge; satyam = in truth.
"People who know what is right, indeed speak of truthfulness as highest virtue. I too have taken refuge in truth and made you aware of your duty."
saṃśrutya śaibyaḥ śyenāya svām tanum jagatī patiḥ |
pradāya pakṣiṇo rājan jagāma gatim uttamām || 2-14-4
4. raajaa = Oh; king! samshrutya = having promised; svaam = his own; tanum = body; shyenaaya pakshhiNe = to a bird called hawk; shaibyaH = Saibya; jagatiipatiH = the lord of the world; jagaama = obtained; uttamaam = the highest; gatim = destiny.
"Oh, king! Having made a promise to a hawk and offering his body to the bird , king Saibya, the ruler of world obtained the greatest destiny".
tatha hi alarkaḥ tejasvī brāhmaṇe veda pārage |
yācamāne svake netreuddhRtya avimanā dadau || 2-14-5
5. tathaa = In that manne; alarkaH = alarka; tejasvii = the glorious man; uddhR^itya = plucking; svake = his own; netre = eyes; dadau hi = indeed gave; avimanaaH = remorselessly; braahmaNe = to the brahmana; veda paarage = skilled in the veda; yaachamaane = when asked for them.
"In that manner, Alarka the glorious man plucking his own eyes, indeed gave remorselessly, to a brahmana skilled in the Veda, When asked for them."
saritām tu patiḥ svalpām maryādām satyam anvitaḥ |
satya anurodhāt samaye velām khām na ativartate || 2-14-6
6. satyam anvitaH = Following truthfulness ; saritaam patiH tu = ocean; the lord of rivers; samaye = at the time of flow-tide; naativartate = does not transgress; svaam = its; velaam = limit; maryaadaam = the boundary; svalpaam = (even)to a small extent; satyaanurodhaat = because of compliance to truth.
"Following ruthfulness, ocean the lord of rivers even at the time of flow-tide, does not transgress even to a small extent its boundary because of its compliance to truth."
styamekapadaṃ brahme satye dharmaḥ pratiṣṭhataḥ|
satyamevākṣayā vedāḥ satyenai vāpyate param || 2-14-7
7. satyam = Truth; ekapadam = in the word; brahma = (is)Brahma; satye = on truth; dharmaH = is righteousness; pratishhTitaH = eshtablished; satyameva = truth indeed; vedaaH = is knowledge; akshhayaaH = which is imperishable; satyaineva = by truth alone; param = the supreme being; aapyate = is obtained.
"Truth is one word and is Brahma. On truth is righteousness established. Truth indeed is the knowledge imperishable. By truth alone, the supreme being is obtained".
satyaṃ samanuvartsva yadi dharme dhṛtā matiḥ |
saphalaḥ sa varo me.astu varado hyasi sattama || 2-14-8
8. sattama = Oh the best of men! matiH dhR^itaayadi = if your mind is fixed; dharme = on piety; samanuvartasva = comfirm to; satyam = truth; astu = let; me = my; varaH = boon; saphalaH = bear fruit; asiH = you are indeed; varadaH = bestower of boons!.
"O the best among men! firmly adhere to truth, if your mind is fixed on piety. Since you are a bestower of boons, let my aforesaid prayer be granted.
dharmasyehābhikāmārthaṃ mama caivācicodanāt |
pravrājaya sutaṃ rāmam triḥ khalu tvāṃ bravīmyaham || 2-14-9
9. iha = In the matter; abhikaamartham = for yearning; dharmasya = of righteousness; abhichodanaachcha = due to instigation; mama = of mine; pravraajaya = send to exile; raamam = Rama; sutam = the son; aham = I; prabraviimi = am telling; tvaam = to you; triH = three times.
"In the matter, yearning righteousness and to concede to my request, send Rama the son to exile. I am telling to you three times".
samayam ca mama ārya imam yadi tvam na kariṣyasi |
agrataḥ te parityaktā parityakṣyāmi jīvitam || 2-14-10
10. aarya = Oh; the venerable man ! tvam karishhyasi yadi = if you do not implement; imam = this; mama = my; samayam = agreement; parityaktvaa = having been left over; parityakshhyaami = I will give up; jiivitam = life; te agrataH = in front of you.
"Oh, the venerable man! If you do not implement our agreement, it means you have abandoned me. Hence I will give up my life here in front of you".
evam pracoditaḥ rājā kaikeyyā nirviśankayā |
na aśakat pāśam unmoktum balir indra kRtam yathā || 2-14-11
11. evam = Thus; prachoditaH = by Kaikeyi; nirvishaNkayaa = without hesitation; rajaa = king Dasaratha; indrakR^itam yathaa = as trapped by Indra; naa shakat = was not able; moktum = to untie; paasham = the cord.
Thus compelled by Kaikeyi, who had no uneasiness in her mind, king Dasaratha could not untie the cord of plighted word that fettered him , any more than Bali could unloose the noose placed (round his body) by Indra(through his younger brother Vamana in order to deprive him of his sovereignty of the three worlds).
udbhrānta hRdayaḥ ca api vivarṇa vanado abhavat |
sa dhuryo vai parispandan yuga cakra antaram yathā|| 2-14-12
12. dhuryaH yathaa = Like a bullock; parispandan = throbbing; yuga chakraantaram = between yoke and the wheel; saH = Dasaratha; udbhraanta hR^idayaH = got agitated at heart; abhavat = became; vivarNa vadanaH chaapi = pale in his face.
Like a bullock throbbing between yoke and the wheel , Dasaratha got agitated in heart and became pale in his face.
vihvalābhyām ca netrābhyām apaśyann iva bhūmipaḥ |
kRccrāt dhairyeṇa saṃstabhya kaikeyīm idam abravīt || 2-14-13
13. bhuupatiH = The king; vihvalaabhyaam netrabhyaam = with bedimmed eyes; apashyanniva = was unable; as it were to see; samstabhya = stood firm; dhairyeNa = with courage; kR^ichchhraat = and with difficulty; abraviit = spoke; idam = these words; kaikeyiim = to Kaikeyi.
King Dasaratha, with bedimmed eyes, was unable, as it were, to see. But with difficulty, he controlled himself by recourse to firmness and spoke to Kaikeyi as follows.
yaḥ te mantra kRtaḥ pāṇir agnau pāpe mayā dhRtaḥ |
tam tyajāmi svajam caiva tava putram saha tvayā || 2-14-14
14. paape = Oh; wicked woman! tyajaami = Iabandon; te = your; yaH paaNiH = hand; which; dhR^itaH = was clasped; mayaa = by me; agnau = in the presence of nuptial fire; mantrakR^itaH = when it was consecrated by sacred recitations; tava putram chaiva = as also your son; svajam = begotten by me; tvayaa saha = along with yourself.
"Oh, wicked woman! I abandon your hand, which was clasped by me in presence of nuptial fire, when it was consecrated by sacred recitations as also your son begotten by me along with yourself".
prayātā rajanī devi sūryasyodayanaṃ prati |
abhiṣekaṃ gurujanstvarayīṣyati māṃ dhruvam || 2-14-15
15. devi = Oh; queen! rajanii = the night; prayataa = has gone by; suuryasya udayanam prati = with return of rising sun; gurujanaH = elderly people; dhruvam = certainly; tvarayishhyati = will quicken; mama = me; abhishhekam = for installation; raamaabhishheka sambhaaraiH = with material to be used for Rama's coranation; upakalpitaiH = procured; tadartham = for the purpose.
"Oh, Queen! the night has gone by, with the return pf rising sun. Elderly people will certainly quicken me for installation of Rama with the sacred materials procured for the purpose".
rāmaḥ kārayitavyo me mṛtasya salilakriyām || 2-14-16
tvayā saputtrayā naiva kartavyā salilakriyā |
vyāhantāsyaśubhācāre yadi rāmābhiṣecanm || 2-14-17
16;17. ashubhaachaare = Oh; woman of vicious conduct! vyaahantaasi adi = If you obstruct; raamaabhishhechanam = Rama's installation ; salilakriya = offering of water; naiva kartavyaa = cannot be done; tvayaa = by you; suputrayaa = including your son; raamaH = Rama; kaarayitaryaH = will be made to do; salilakriyaam = the offering of water; me = to me; mR^itasya = after death.
"Oh, woman of vicious conduct! If you obstruct Rama's installation, you including your son cannot offer me water. Rama will be made to do the offering of water to me, after death.
na ca śaknomyahaṃ draṣuṃ pūrvaṃ tathā sukham |
hataharṣaṃ nirānandaṃ punarjanamavāṅmukham || 2-14-18
18. dR^ishhTvaa = Having seen; janam = people; tathaa sukham = with that joy; puurvam = before; aham = I; na shaknomicha = cannot; drashhTum = see; punaH = again; hata harshham = their happiness ended; niraanandam = without joy; avaaNmukham = having face turned downwards.
"Having seen people with that joy before, I cannot see them with there happiness ended, without any merriment and having their faces turned downward in grief".
tāṃ tathā bruvatstasya bhūmipanya mahātmanaḥ |
prabhātā śarvarī puṇyā candranakṣatraśrālinī || 2-14-19
19. tasya bhuumipasya = That king; mahaatmanaH = the great souled; bruvataH = speaking; taam = to her; tathaa = as aforesaid; puNyaa = the holy; sharvarii = night; chandra nakshhatra shaalinii = endowed with moon and stars; prabhaataa = began to become clear into a dawn.
While that great souled king was speaking to her as aforesaid, the holy night endowed with, moon and stars began to become clear into a dawn.
tataḥ pāpa samācārā kaikeyī pārthivam punaḥ |
uvāca paruṣam vākyam vākyajñā roṣa mūrcitā ||2-14-20
20. tataH = Afterwards; kaikeyii = K aikeyi; paapa samaachaaraa = of vicious conduct; vaakyaG^yaa = of skillful talk; roshha puuritaa = filled with anger; punaH = again; uvacha = spoke; parushham = harsh; vaakyam = words; parthivam = to the king.
Kaikeyi of vicious conduct and of skilful talk, filled with anger again spoke these harsh words to the king.
kim idam bhāṣase rājan vākyam gara ruja upamam |
ānāyayitum akliṣṭam putram rāmam iha arhasi || 2-14-21
21. raajan = Oh; king ! bhaashhase = you are uttering; vaakyam = words; gararujopamam = li ke painful disease; (with difficulty in swallowing); idam kim = why is this? arhasi = you ought; anaayayitum = to summon; putram = your son; raamam = Rama; iha = here; aklishhTam = with out delay.
" Oh, king ! You are uttering words, which cannot be swallowed easily like in a painful throat disease. You ought to summon your son Rama here without any delay."
sthāpya rājye mama sutam kRtvā rāmam vane caram |
nihsapatnām ca mām kRtvā kRta kRtyo bhaviṣyasi || 2-14-22
22. kR^ita kR^ityaH bhavishhyasi = You will be one who discharged duty; shthaapya = by installing ; mama sutam = my son; raajye = to kingdom kR^itvaa = by making; raamam = Rama; vane charam = wander in woods; kR^itvaa = by making; maam = me; niH sapatnaam = devoid of enemies.
"You will be the one who discharges duty, by installing my son to this kingdom, by making Rama to wander in woods and rid me of enemies."
sa nunnaiva tīkṣena pratodena haya uttamaḥ |
rājā pradocitaḥ abhīkṣṇam kaikeyīm idam abravīt || 2-14-23
23. prachoditaH = Impelled; abhiikshhNam = again and again; hayottama iva = like an excellent horse; nunnaH = thrashed; tiikshhNena = sever ely; pratodena with a whip; saH raajaa = that king; abraviit = spoke; idam = these words; kaikeyiim = to kaikeyi.
Impelled again and again by Kaikeyi, like an excellent horse being severely thrashed with a whip, that king spoke these words to Kaikeyi.
dharma bandhena baddho asmi naṣṭā ca mama cetanā |
jyeṣṭham putram priyam rāmam draṣṭum iccāmi dhārmikam || 2-14-24
24. buddhaH = I am bound; dharma bandhena = by the ties of morality; mama chetanaacha = my judgement also; nashhTaa = is lost; ichchhaami = I wish; drashhTum = to see; raamam = Rama; dhaarmikam = the pious man; jyeshhTham = the eldest; priyam = the beloved.
"I am bound by the ties of morality. I lost my judgement. I wish to see the pious Rama, my beloved elder son."
tataḥ prabhātāṃ rjanīmudite ca divākare |
puṇye nakṣatrayoge ce muhūrte ca samāhite || 2-14-25
vasiṣṭho guṇasaṃpannaḥ śiṣyeḥ parivṛtastadā |
upagṛhyāśu saṃbhārān [raviveśa purottamam || 2-14-26
25;26. tataH = Afterwards; raja niim = the night; prabhaataam = began to become clear; udite = with the rising; divaakare = sun; muhuurte = the moment ; puNye = which is auspicious; nakshhatra yoge cha = united with lunar mansion; samaahite = approaching; tadaa = then ; vasishhTaH = Vasista the sage; guNasapannaH = who is; rich with virtues; pravivesha = entered; aashu = briskly; pu rottamam = that capital city; parivR^itaH = surrounded; shishhyaiH = by disciples; upagR^ihya = having procured; sbhaaraan = requisite materials.
Meanwhile, the night began to become clear, with the rising of sun. While the auspicious, moment united with lunar mansion approaching, the sage Vashishta who is rich in virtues surrounded by his disciples entered the capital city of Ayodhya briskly, having procured the requisite materials for Rama's coronation.
siktasaṃmārjitapathāṃ patākottamabhūṣitām |
vicitrakusumākīrṇāṃ nānāsragbhirvirājitām || 2-14-27
saṃhṛṣṭamanujopetāṃ samṛddhavipaṇāpaṇām |
mahotsavasamākīrṇāṃ rāghavārthe samustsukām || 2-14-28
candanāgurudhūpaiśca sarvataḥ pratidhūpitām |
tāṃ purīm samatikramya purandarapuropamām || 2-14-29
dadarśāntaḥ puraśreṣṭhaṃ nānādvijagaṇāyutam |
paurajānapadākirrrṇaṃ brāhmaṇairupaśobhitam || 2-14-30
27;28;29;30. samitikramya = Passing through; taam puriim = that city; sikta sammaarjita ; pathaam = whose streets were swept and watered; pataakottama bhuushhitaam = decorated with excellent flags; vichitra kusumaakiirNam = overspread with colourful flowers; viraajitam = made ; brilliant; naanaa sragbhiH = with various types of garlands; samhR^ishhTa manujopetaam = filled with people of joy; samR^idhdhha vipaNaapaNaam = with shops and markets in abundance; mahotsava samaakiirNaam = filled with lot of festivities ; samutsakaam = anxiouslywaiting; raaghavarth e = for ; Rama; pratidhuupitaam = fumigated; sarvataH = on all sides; chandanaagarudhuupaiH = by perfumes of sandalwood and aloc; purandara puropamaam = resembling Amaravati city(capital of Indra) ; dadarsha = (the sage vasista) beheld)beheld; antaH pura shreshhTam = filled with many number of brahmanas; paurajaana padaakiirNam = crowded with citizens and country men; upashobhitam = splendourous; braahmaNaiH = with brahmanas; YajJNya vidhiH = with knowers of sacrificial rites; sadasyaiH = with members of sacrificial assembly; sampuurNam = filled; paramadvijaiH = with excellent brahmanas.
Passing through that city, whose streets were swept and watered decorated with , excellent flags, overspread with colourful flowers , made brilliant with various types of garlands, filled with people of joy, with shops and markets with abundance, filled with lot of festivities, anxiously waiting for Rama, fumigated on all sides with perfumes of sandalwood , also resembling Amaravathy city(capital of Indra); the sage Vashishta beheld the excellent, gynaecium filled with many a number of brahmanas, crowded with citizens and countrymen, looking splendorous with brahmanas, knowers of sacrificial assembly filled with excellent brahmanas.
tadantaḥ puramāsādya vyaticakrāma tam janam || 2-14-31
vasiṣṭhaḥ paramaprītaḥ paramarṣirviveśa ca |
31. paramarshhiH = The sage; vasishhTaH = Vasista; paramapriitaH = bei ng well pleased; aasaadya = reaching; tat antaHpuram that gynaeceum; vyatichakraama = got past; janam = those people; viveshcha = and entered it.
Sage Vashishta, being well pleased of seeing that gynaecium, got past those people there and , entered it.
sa tvapaśyadviniṣkrāntaṃ sumantraṃ nāma sārathim |
dvāre manujasiṃhasya sacivaṃ priyadarśanm || 2-14-32
32. saH tu = That sage Vasista; apasyat = saw; sumantram naama = Sumantra by name; sachivam = who was minister; saarathim = and charioteer; priya darshanam = who had a pleasing appearance; dvaare = at the gate; manujasimhasya = of Dasaratha; the best of men; vinishhkraantam = coming out.
Meanwhile, Vashishta saw Sumantra by name, who was charioteer-cum-minister of Dasaratha and who had a pleasing appearance coming out of the royal gate.
tamuvāca mahātejāḥ sūtaputraṃ viśāradam || 2-14-33
vasiṣṭhaḥ kṣipramācakṣva nṛpate rmāmihāgatam |
33. vasishhTaH = Vasista; mahaa tejaaH = with great splendour; tamuvaacha = spoke thus; **suutaputram** to that son of a charioteer; vishaaradam = the wise man; aachakshhva = tell; nR^ipateH = the king; kshhipram = quickly; maam = about me; aagatam = having come; iha = here.
That great splendoured Vashishta spoke thus to the learned Sumantra, "Tell the king quickly, that I have come."
The word "suta" evidently denotes here the son of a kshatriya through a brahmana wife (his business being that of a bard or a charioteer)-Amarakosa.
ime gaṅgodakaghaṭāḥ sāgarebhyaśca kāñcanāḥ || 2-14-34
audumbaraṃ bhadrapīṭhamabhiṣekārthamāgatam |
sarvabījāni gandhāśca ratnāni vividhāni ca || 2-14-35
kṣaudram dadhi ghṛtaṃ lājā darbhāḥ sumanasaḥ payaḥ |
aṣṭau ca kanyā rucirā mattaścha varavāraṇaḥ | 2-14-36
caturaśvo rathaḥ śrīmān nistriṃśo dhanuruttamam |
vāhanaṃ narasaṃyuktaṃ catraṃ ca śaśipannibham || 2-14-37
śvete ca vālavyajane bhṛṅgāruścha hiraṇmayaḥ |
hemadāmapinaddhaśca kikudmān pāṇḍuro vṛṣaḥ || 2-14-38
kesarī ca caturdaṃṣṭro hi śreṣṭho mahābalaḥ |
siṃhānasnaṃ vyāghratanuḥ samiddhaścha hutāśanaḥ || 2-14-39
sarvavāditrasaṃghāśca veśyāśchālaṃkṛtāḥ striyaḥ |
ācāryā brāhmaṇā gāvaḥ puṇyaśca mṛgapakṣiṇaḥ || 2-14-40
paurajānapadaśreṣṭhā naigamāśca gaṇaiḥ saha |
ete cānye ca bahavo nīyamānāḥ priyamvadāḥ || 2-14-41
abhiṣekāya rāmasya saha tiṣṭhanti pārthivaiḥ |
34;35;36;37;38;39;40;41. ime = These; gaNgodaka ghataaH = pitchers filled with holy waters of Ganga; sagarebhyaHcha = and of oceans ; kaaNchaanaaH = in gold pitchers; bhadra piitham = an excellent seat; andumbaram = made of Udambara wood; aagatam = came; abhishhekaartham = for the purpose of Rama's coronation; sarva biijaani = all types of seeds; gandhaaH = fragrant substances; ratnaanicha = and precious stones; vividhaani = of various kinds; kshhondram = honey; dadhi = curd; ghR^i tam = clarified butter; laazaaH = parched grains of paddy; darbhaaH = blades of Darbha grass; sumanasaH = flowers; papaH = milk; ashh Tau = eight; ruchiraaH = beatiful; kanyaaH = virgins; vaaraNaH = = elephant; mattaH = in rut; sriimaan = glorious; rathaH = chariot; chatur ashvaH = with four horses; mistrimshaH = a special kind of sword; called Nistrimsa; uttamam = excellent; dhanuH = bow; vaahanam = palanquin; narasamyuktam = with bearers; chhatram = umbrella; shashi sannibham = resembling the moon; sveta = while; vaalavyajane = chowries; hi raNmayaH = golden; bhR^ingaaruH = jug; pa aNduraH = bull; kakudmaan = with large hump on its back; hari shreshhTaH = excellent lion; kesarii = with beautiful mane; chaturdaamshTraH = with four large canine teeth; simhaasanam = a throne(with a pair of lions made of the same material for its charm); vyaaghratamH = tiger skin; hutaashanaH = fire; samiddhaH = = with ignition; sarva vaaditra sanghaH cha = all varieties of musical instruments; veshyaaH = courtisans; striyaaH = women; alankR^itaaH = decked with ornaments; aachaaryaaH = teachers; braahmaN aas = brahmanas; gaavaH = cows; mR^iga pakshhiNaH = animals and birds ; puNyaaH = which are sacred; paurajanapada shreshhTaaH = the best of citizens and men of country-side; naigamaaHcha = merchants; gaNa iH saha = along with their followers; ete = all these; bahavaH anyecha = and many; niiyamaanaaH = retainers; priyamvadaaH = speaking kind words; paarthivaiH saha = along with kings; tishhTanti = stand waiting for; raamasya = Rama's; abhishhekaaya = coron ation.
"These pitchers filled with holy waters of ganga , gold pitchers with sea water and an excellent seat with Udambara wood came for the purpose of Rama's installation ceremony. All types of seeds, fragrant substances and precious stones of various kinds, honey, curd, clarified butter, parched grains of paddy, blades of Darbha grass, flowers, milk, eight beautiful virgins , an elephant in rut, a glorious chariot with four horses, a special kind of sword called Nistrimsa, an excellent bow , a palanquin with bearers an umbrella resembling the moon , a pair of white chowries, a golden jug, a white bull with large , humo on its back, an excellent lion with beautiful mane with large canine teeth, a throne, a tiger skin, fire with ignition , all varieties of musical instruments,courtesans, women decked with ornaments, teachers, brahmanas, cows, animals and birds which are sacred, the best of citizens and men of country side, merchants along with their followers, all these and many other retainers speaking kind words, along with kings stand waiting for Rama's coronation.
tvarayasva mahārājaṃ yathā samudite.ahani || 2-14-42
puṇye nakṣatrayoge ca rāmo rājyamavāpnuyāt |
42. tvarayasya = Hasten; mahaar aajam = the emperor; yathaa = so that; raamaH = Rama; avaapnuyaat = will get the kingdom; ahani = when the day ; samudite = gets started; puNye = at the auspicious; nakshhatra yogecha = occation of constallation called pushya.
Hasten the emperor, so that Rama will get the throne when the day gets started at the auspicious moment of pushya constellation uniting with the moon"
iti tasya vacaḥ śrutvā sūtaputro mahātmanaḥ || 2-14-43
stuvannṛpatiśārdhūlaṃ praviveśa niveśanam |
43. suute putraH = Sumantra; shrutvaaa = hearing; iti = th ese; vachaH = words; tasya mahaatmanaH = of Vasista; the great souled; pravivesha = entered; niveshanam = the gynaeceum; stuvan = enlogging; nR^ipati shaarduulam = Dasaratha; that tiger among kings.
Hearing these words Vashishta the great souled, Sumantra entered the gynaecium along with Dasaratha, the tiger among kings.
taṃ tu pūrvoditaṃ vṛddhaṃ dvārasthā rājasammatam || 2-14-44
na śekurabhisaṃroddhuṃ rājñḥ prayacikīrṣvaḥ |
44. dvaarasthaaH = The doormen; priyachikiirshhavaH = who were wishing to do kindness ; raajJNaH = to king; na shekuH = could not; abhisamroddum = obstruct; tamtu = him; p uurvoditam = who came before hand; vR^iddham = who was senior; raaja sammatam = who was esteemed by the king.
The doormen , who were wishing to do kindness to king, could not obstruct Sumantra, who came before hand who was senior and who was highly esteemed by the king.
sa savīpasthito rājñstāmavasthāmajajñīvān || 2-14-45
vāgbhiḥ paramatuṣṭābhirabhiṣṭotuṃ pracakrame |
45. samiipasthitaH = standing besides; raajJNaH = the king; ; ajajJNivaan = ignorant of; taam = that; avasthaam = situation; saH = he; p achakrame = started; abhishhTotum = prai sing; ; tushhTaabhiH = with very pleasing; vagbhiH = words.
Standing besides the king and ignorant of that situation, Sumantra started praising the king with very pleasing words.
tataḥ sūto yathākālaṃ pārthivasya niveśane || 2-14-46
sumantraḥ prāñjalirbhūtvā tuṣṭāva jagatīpatim |
46. tataH = Afterwards; sumant raH = Sumantra; suutaH = the charioteer; bhuutraa = befittingly; niveshane = i n gynaeceum; paarthivasya = of the king ; tushhTaava = enlogised; jagatiipatim = the king; yathaakaalam = according to the moment suitable.
Sumantra, standing with joined palms in the gynaecium of the king, eulogised the king according to the appropriate moment as follows.
yathā nandati tejasvī sāgaro bhāskarodaye |
prītah prītena manasā tathānandaghanaḥ svataḥ || 2-14-47
47. yatha = How; tejasvii = the splendid ; saagaraH = ocean; nandati = gladdens; bhaskar odaye = at the time of sunrise; tathaa = so; aananda ghanaH = you filled with delight; svataH = by nature; priitaH = gladden (us); manasaa = with your mind; priitena = delighted.
"How the splendid ocean gladdens at the time of sunrise, so do you by nature filled with delight, gladden us with your delighted mind."
indramasyāṃ tu veldāyāmabhituṣṭāva mātaliḥ || 2-14-48
so.ajayaddhānavānsarvāṃstathā tvāṃ bodhayāmyaham |
48. asyaam veLaayaam = At this very hour; maataliH = Matali(Indra's charioteer)abhitushhTaava = praised; indram = Indra; saH = that Indra; ajayat = conquered ; sarvaan = all; daanavaan = the demons; tathaa = this; aham = I; bodhayaami = am awakening; tvaam = you.
"At the very hour of sunrise, Matali (Indra's charioteer)praised Indra and the latter conquered all the demons. In the same manner, I am awakening you."
vedāḥ sahāṅgavidyāścha yathāhyātmabhuvam vibhum || 2-14-49
brahmāṇam bodhayantyadya tathā tvāṃ bodhayāmyaham |
49. tathaa = So; aham = I; bodhayaami = am awakening; tvaam = you; adya = now; yathaa = as ; vedaaH = vedas; sahaaNga vidyaaH = along with the knowledge of limbs of the body; bodhayanti = guide** vibhum = Lord; brahmaaNam = Brahma; aatma ; bhuvam = self born
"As Vedas along with the knowledge of the limbs of the body guide Lord Brahma (the creator) who is self born, so am I awakening you now."
Brahma derives his knowledge of objects to be evolved at the beginning of creation from the Vedas.
ādityaḥ saha candreṇa yathā bhūtadharāṃ śubhām || 2-14-50
bodhayatyadya pṛthivīṃ tathā tvām bodhayāmyaham |
50. yathaa = Even as aadityaH = sun; sahachandreNa = along with moon ; bodhayati = awaken; shubhaam = the beautiful; pR^ithiviim = earth; bhuutadharaam = which sustains the ; living beings; tathaa = so; aham = I; bodhayaami = am awakening ; tvaam = you."
"Even as the sun along with the moon awaken the beautiful earth which sustains the beings so, am I awakening you."
uttiṣṭhāśu mahārāja kṛtakautukamaṅgaldaḥ || 2-14-51
virājamāno vapuṣā meroriva divākaraḥ |
51. mahaaraaja = Oh; Majesty!; u ttishhThaH = raise up; divaakaraH iva = like a sun ; ; meroH = from mount Meru; vapushhaa = with body; viraajamaanaH = shining brilliantly; kR^ita kantuka ; maN^gaLaH = and dressed suitably for the auspicious ceremony.
"Having dressed suitably for the auspicious ceremony and shining brightly with you personality, raise up. Oh, Majesty, like the sun from mount Meru."
somasūryau ca kākutthsa śivavaiśravaṇāvapi || 2-14-52
varuṇāśchagnirindraśca vijayaṃ pradiśntu te |
52. kaakutthsa = Oh; Dasarath a born in kakutsa dynasty! soma suuryoncha = Sun and the moon; shiva vaishravaNaavapi = Shiva and Kubera; varuNaH = varuna; agniH = Agni; indraHcha = a nd Indra; pradishantu = bestow; te = you; vijayam = victory!
"Oh, Dasaratha born in Kakutsa dynasty! May the Gods -Sun and the Moon Shiva and Kubera, Varuna, Agni and Indra bestow you victory!"
gatā bhagavatī rātriḥ kṛtakṛtya midaṃ tava || 2-14-53
buddhyasva sṛpaśārdūla kuru kāryamanantaram |
udatiṣṭhata rāmasya samagramabhiṣecanm || 2-14-54
58. mahiipatiH = King Dasaratha; iti = thus; shrutvaa = hearing; tasya vachaH = his words; arthavat = which were meaningful; saantva puurvamiva = and which were very soothing ; abhyakiiryata = was surrounded ; shokena = with grief; bhuumya eva = once more.
"Oh, the best of the kings ! The holy night has gone by. Know what has been done and do what has to be done. All the requirements for Rama's coronation is kept ready" .
paurajānapadaiścāpi naigamaiśca kṛtāñjaliḥ |
svayaṃ vasiṣṭho bhagavān brāhmaṇaiḥ saha tiṣṭhati || 2-14-55
55. bhagavaan = The venerable; vasishhThaH = Vasishta; svayam = hi mself ; tishhThati = stands; bhaahmaNaiH scha = along with brahmanas; kR^itaaJNjaliH = being saluted with joined palms by; paura jaanapadaishchaapi = citizens and village folks; naigamaishcha = and merchants.
"The venerable Vashishta himself stands waiting at the gate along with brahmanas, being saluted saluted with joined palms by citizens, village folk and merchants."
kṣipramājñpyatāṃ rājan rāghavasyābhiṣecanm |
yathā hyapālāḥ paśavo yathā senā hyānāyakā || 2-14-56
yathā cndraṃ vinā rātriryathā gāvo vinā vṛṣam |
evaṃ hi bhavitā rāṣṭraṃ yatra rājā na dṛśyate || 2-14-57
56;57. raajan = Oh; king!; aajJNaapyat aam = Give orders ; kshhipram = quickly ; raaghavasya = for Rama's; abhishhechanam = coronation ceremony; raashhTram = a state; yatra = in which; raajaa = a king; na dR^ishyate = is not seen; evam = thus; bhavitaahi = indeed becomes ; yathaa = how; pashavaH = cattle is ; apaalaaH = without herdsman; yathaa = how; senaa = army is; anaayakaH ; without commander; yathaa = how; raatriH = night is; chandram vinaa = without moon; yathaa = how; gavaaH = cows are; vR^ishham vinaa = without bull.
"Oh king! Give orders quickly for Rama's coronation ceremony. A kingdom without a king is like cattle without a herdsman, army without a commander, night without the moon and cows without a bull."
iti tasya vacaḥ śrutvā sāntvapūrvamivārthavat |
abhyakīryata śokena bhūya eva mahīpatiḥ || 2-14-58
58. mahiipatiH = King Dasaratha; iti = thus; shrutvaa = hearing; tasya vachaH = = his words; arthavat = which were meaningful; saantva puurvamiva = and which were very soothing ; abhyakiiryata = was surrounded ; shokena = with grief; bhuumya eva = once more.
King Dasaratha hearing his words which were soothing and meaningful, was surrounded with grief once more.
tataḥ sa rājā tam sūtam sanna harṣaḥ sutam prati |
śoka ārakta īkṣaṇaḥ śrīmān udvīkṣya uvāca dhārmikaḥ || 2-14 59
vākyaistu khalu marmāṇi mama bhūyo nikṛntasi |
59. saH raajaa = That king ; dhaarmikaH = who was pious; shriimaan = and glorious; sannaharshha = having lost joy; sutam prati = about his son; udvuikshhya = looked up; shoka raktekshhaNaH = with burning red eyes ; uvaacha = spoke; tam suutam = to that charioteer; nikR^intasi = "You are chopping off; mama = my; marmaaNi = vitals; bhuuyaH eva = further; vaakyaiH = with words"
That king who was pious and glorious, having lost joy about his son, looked up with sorrowful red eyes and spoke those to Sumantra. "You are chopping off my vitals further more, with your words!."
sumantraḥ karuṇam śrutvā dRṣṭvā dīnam ca pārthivam || 2-14-60
pragRhīta anjaliḥ kiṃcit tasmāt deśāt apākraman |
60. sumantraH = Sumantra; srutva a = hearing; karuNam = mournful words; dR^ishhTvaacha = and seeing ; diinam = depressed; paarthivam = king; pragR^i hiitaaJNjaliH = taken upon himself the joined palms; apaakramat = slipped away; kiNchit = a little; tasmaat deshaat = from that place.
Sumantra, after seeing the depressed king and hearing mournful words, joined palms with salutation and slipped away to a distance from that place.
yadā vaktum svayam dainyān na śaśāka mahī patiḥ || 2-14-61
tadā sumantram mantrajñā kaikeyī pratyuvāca ha |
61. yadaa = when; mahiipati H = the king; na shashaaka = could not; vaktum = say; svayam = himself; dainyaat = due to depression; tadaa = then; kaikeyi = Kaikeyi; mantrajJNaa = who is experienced in fore-thoughts; pratyuvaachaha = replied; suman tram = to Sumantra.
Dasaratha could not say any thing himself because of depression. Then, Kaikeyi who is experienced in fore-thoughts, spoke thus to Sumantra.
sumantra rājā rajanīṃ rāmaharṣasamutsukaḥ || 2-14-62
prajāgarapariśrānto nidrāvaśamupeyuvān |
62. sumantra = Oh; Sumantra! raajaa = The king; raama harshha samutsakah = getting emotional by the joy related to Rama; prajaagaraparishraantaH = was tired of awakening ; rajaniim = the whole night; upeyivaam = got; nidraavasham = subjected to sleep.
"Oh Sumantra! The king, being smitten by emotional joy in relation to Rama, who tired of awakening the whole night and got subjected to sleep"
tadgaccha tvaritaṃ sūta rājaputraṃ yaśasvinam || 2-14-63
rāmamānaya bhadraṃ te nātra kāryā vicāraṇā |
63. suuta = Oh; sumantra!; tat = Hence; tvaritam = quickly; gachchha = proceed; aanaya = to bring; raamam = Rama; yashasvinam = the glorious; raajaputram = prince; bhadram = blessedness ; te = to you; na kaaryaa = do not form; vichaara Naa = hesitation; atra = in the matter.
"Oh, Sumantra! Hence, quickly go and bring the glorious prince Rama. Blessedness to you! Do not have any hesitation in this matter. "
sa manyamānaḥ kalyāṇam hṛdayena nannandha ca || 2-14-64
nirjagāma ca saṃprītyā tvarito rājaśāsanāt |
64. saH = He; manyamaanaH = was thinking; kalyaanam = of auspicious occasion; hR^idayena = in heart; nanandacha = and rejoiced; sampriityaa = With pleasure; nirjagaama = he started; tvaritaH = hurriedly; raaja shaasanaat = by the orders of the king.
"He was thinking of that auspicious occasion in heart and rejoiced. With pleasure, he set out, by the orders of the king."
sumantraścintayāmāsa tvaritaṃ coditastayā || 2-14-65
vyaktaṃ rāmo.abhiṣekārthamihāyāsyati dharmavit |
65. chiditaH = Instigated; tayaa = by her; sumantraH = Sumantra; chintayaamaasa = thought(thus); raamaH = Rama; dharmavit = the righteous; aayaasya = will come ; iha = here; abhishhekaarthan = for coronation; vyaktam = certainly.
Instigated by her, Sumantra thought that the righteous Rama would come there certainly for coronation.
iti sūto matiṃ kṛtvā harṣeṇa mahatā vṛtaḥ || 2-14-66
nirjagāma mahābāho rāghavasya didṛkṣayā |
66. suutaH = Sumantra; iti = thus; matimkR^itvaa = thinking ; mahataa harshheNa = in great joy; nirjagaama = set out; didR^ikshhayaa = with desire to see; raaghavasya = Rama; mahaabaaho = the long armed
Sumantra thus thinking and dwelling in a great joy, set out with a desire to see the long armed Rama
sāgarahradasaṃkāśātsumantro.antaḥpurācchubhāt || 2-14-67
niṣkramya janasaṃbādhaṃ dadarśa dvāramagrataḥ |
67. sumantraH = Sumantra; nishhkramya = coming out; antaHpuraat = of gynaeceum; shubhaat = splendid; saagrahrada sankaashaat = like a pool in the sea; dadarsha = saw; dvaaram = the gate; jana sambaadhaam = looking congested; with men; agrahataH = in front.
Sumantra coming out of gynaceumwhich looked like a splendid pool in the sea, saw the gate being congested with throngs of people.
tataḥ purastatsāsā vinirgato |
mahīpatīn dvāragato vilokayan |
dadarśa paurān vividhānmahādhanā |
nupasthitān dvāramupetya viṣṭhatān || 2-14-68
68. tatah = Afterwards; vinirgataH = going out; purastaat = further on; dvaaragataH = approached the entrance; vilokayan = by seeing; dvaaram = the gate; upetya = come nearer; dadarsha = saw; mahiipatiim = kings; vishhTitaam = stationed; mahaadhanaan = very rich; pauraan = citizens; upasthitaan = having arrived.
Afterwards, proceeding further on, he saw near the gate some kings stationed there and very rich citizens having arrived there.
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