In this chapter, Sumantra arrives at Rama's palace to fetch him to royal court. Rama starts to the royal court to meet his father. On the way Rama observes the jubiliant city.
sa tat antaḥ pura dvāram samatītya jana ākulam |
praviviktām tataḥ kakṣyām āsasāda purāṇavit || 2-16-1
prāsa kārmuka bibhradbhir yuvabhir mṛṣṭa kuṇḍalaiḥ |
apramādibhir eka agraiḥ svanuraktaiḥ adhiṣṭhitām || 2-16-2
1;2. saH = that sumantra; puraaNavit = who knew the ancient sacred works; samatiitya = passed over; tad = that; janaakulam = crowded; antaHpura dvaaram = palace entrance; tataH = then; aasasaada = reached secluded; kakshhyaam = inner apartment; adhishhThitaam = guarded by; yuuabhiH = youth; praasakaarmukabibhradbhiH = wearing bows and darts; mR^isTakundalaiH = heaving polished ear-rings; apramaadibhiH = who were vigilant; ekaagraiH = attentive; svanuraktaiH = and devoted to the king.
That Sumantra, who knew the ancient sacred works, passed over the crowded entrance of the palace and reached the secluded inner apartment. In that area of the inner apartment, some youths , wearing darts and bows, were on security-duty with due vigilance and attention. They were all greatly devoted to the king and were wearing polished ear-rings.
tatra kāṣāyiṇo vṛddhān vetra pāṇīn svalamkṛtān |
dadarśa viṣṭhitān dvāri stry adhyakṣān susamāhitān || 2-16-3
3. tatra = there; dadarsha = (he)saw; vR^iddhaan = aged; stryadhyakshhaan = palace supervisors; kaashhayiNaH = with orange coloured clothes; svalankR^itaan = well-adorned themselves; vetrapaaNiin = having vanes in their hands; susamaahitaan = well composed; vishhTitaan = being posted; dvaari = in door-ways.
There he saw aged palace-supervisors wearing orange coloured clothes, adorning themselves well, having canes in their hands, well composed and being posted at door-ways.
te samīkṣya samāyāntam rāma priya cikīrṣavaḥ |
saha bhāryāya rāmāya kṣipram eva ācacakṣire || 2-16-4
4. te sarve = all of them; raamapriyachikiirshhavaH = the well-wishers of Rama; samiikshhya = saw; samaayaantam = him coming; utpatitaaH = raised;aasanabhyaH = from their seats; sahasaa = all at once; sasambhramaaH = hurriedly.
All of them, the well-wishers of Rama, saw that Sumantra arriving and raised from their seats hurriedly at once.
prativeditam ājñāya sūtam abhyantaram pituḥ |
tatra eva ānāyayām āsa rāghavaḥ priya kāmyayā || 2-16-5
5. vimiitaatmaa = humble minded; suutaputraH = Sumantra; uvaacha = spoke; taan = to them; aakhyaata = "Make known; raamaaya = to Rama; kshhipram = immediately; sumantraH = Sumantra; tishhTati = is standing; pradikshhaNaH = with revernece; dvaari = at the entrance.
That humble-minded Sumantra spoke to them thus, "Tell Rama immediately that Sumantra is waiting with reverence at the entrance"
te rāmamupasamgamya bhartuḥ priyacikīrṣavaḥ |
sahabhāryāya rāmāya kṣipramevācacakṣire || 2-16-6
6. te = they; priyachikiirshhavaH = the well wishers; bhartuH = of master upasangamya = approached; raamam = Rama; kshhiprameva = quickly; achachakshhire = informed; ramaaya = to Rama; sahabhaaryaaya = who was with his wife.
They, the well-wishers of their master, approached Rama who was with his wife and immediately informed him.
prativeditamājñāya sūtamabhyamtaram pituḥ |
tatraivānāyayāmāsa rāghavaḥ piyakāmyayā || 2-16-7
7. aN^yaaya = knowing; suutam = Sumantra; abhyantaram = who was intimate; pituH = to father; prativeditam = being informed by them ; raagahava = Rama; priyakaamyayaa = who desired to show kindness; anaayayamaasa = called him in ; tatraiva = there only.
Knowing that Sumantra, who was intimate to his father, came, Rama who desired to show kindness, called him in there.
tam vaiśravaṇa samkāśam upaviṣṭam svalamkṛtam |
dādarśa sūtaḥ paryanke sauvaṇo sa uttarac cade || 2-16-8
varāha rudhira ābheṇa śucinā ca sugandhinā |
anuliptam para ardhyena candanena param tapam || 2-12-9
sthitayā pārśvataḥ ca api vāla vyajana hastayā |
upetam sītayā bhūyaḥ citrayā śaśinam yathā || 2-16-10
8;9;10. tam = that; suutaH = Sumantra; dadarsha = saw; tam = that Rama; upavishhTam = sitting; vaishravaNa sankaasham = like Kubera; sauvarNe paryanke = on a golden couch; suuttarachchade = with the best of cloth = covering; svalankR^itam = well adorned himself; anuliptam = smeared ; paraardhyena chandanena = by excellent sandal; shuchinaa = purely; sugandhinaa = smelling like; varaaharudhiraabheNa = blood of a boar; upetam = endowed; siitayaachaapi = with Sita; sthitayaa = standing; paarshvataH = by the side; vaalavajanahastayaa = with chowrie in her hand; parantapam = Rama. the formentor of enemies; shashinamyathaa = was like moon; chitrayaa = with chitra star.
That Sumantra saw Rama sitting like Kubera on a golden couch with the best cloth-covering. He adorned himself well and had the body anointed with sandal perfume, purely smelling like blood of a boar. With Sita, standing on his side with chowrie in her hand, Rama was shining like moon with chitra star.
tam tapantam iva ādityam upapannam sva tejasā |
vavande varadam bandī niyamajño vinītavat || 2-16-11
11. vandi = Sumantra; vinayajJNH = who knew pokite conduct; vavande = respectfully saluted; tam = that Rama; vimiitavat = who was refined; upapannam = endowed with; svateja sa = hi own brilliance;tapantam = shining; aadityam iva = like sun; varadam = granting wishes.
Sumantra, who knew polite conduct, offered salutation to Rama, who was refined with his own brilliance, shining like the sun and the fulfiller of desires.
prānjalis tu sukham pṛṣṭvā vihāra śayana āsane |
rāja putram uvāca idam sumantraḥ rāja satkṛtaḥ || 2-16-12
12. sumantraH = Sumantra; raajasatkR^itaH = who was treated with respect by Rama; vuaacha = spoke; idam = these words; praN^jaliH = with folded hands; raajaputram = to that prince; sumukham = with beautiful face; vihaarashayanaasane = and who was seated on a swinging sofa.
Sumantra, who was treated with respect by Rama spoke thus with folded hands to that prince with beautiful face and who was seated on a swinging sofa.
kausalyā suprabhā deva pitā tvam draṣṭum iccati |
mahiṣyā saha kaikeyyā gamyatām tatra māciram || 2-16-13
13. raamaH = Rama; kausalyaa suprajaa = the good offspring of Kausalya! pitaa = your father; mahishhyaa kaikeyyaasaha = along with Queen Kaikeyi; ichchhati = wish; drasTum = to see; tvaam = you; gamyataam = let you go; tatra = there; maachiram = wtihout delay.
"Oh Rama, the good offspring of Kausalya! Your father and the Queen Kaikeyi want to see you. Go there soon."
evam uktaḥ tu samhṛṣṭaḥ nara simho mahā dyutiḥ |
tataḥ sammānayām āsa sītām idam uvāca ha || 2-16-14
14. narasimhaH = that best of men; mahaadyutiH = with great brilliance; samhR^isTaH = was pleased; uktaH = to be told; evam = thus; tataH = them; sammanayaamaasa = honoured him; uvaacha ha = spoke; idam = these words; siitaam = to Sita.
That best of men with great brilliance was pleased to hear those words, then honoured him and spoke thus to Sita.
devi devaḥ ca devī ca samāgamya mad antare |
mantreyete dhruvam kiṃcit abhiṣecana samhitam || 2-16-15
15. devi = Oh; Sita! devashcha = the king; deviicha = and the queen; samaagamya = together; mantrayate = are thinking; kinchit = of something; madantare = about me; abhishhachana samhitam = relating to coronation; dhR^ivam = certain.
"Oh Sita! The king and the queen together are thinking of something about me, relating to coronation. It is certain."
lakṣayitvā hi abhiprāyam priya kāmā sudakṣiṇā |
saṃcodayati rājānam mad artham madira īkṣaṇā || 2-16-16
16. asitekshhaNaa = the black-eyed Kaikeyi; sudakshhiNaa = who is dexterous; priyakaamaa = friendly disposed; lakshhayitva = perceived; abhipraayam = the opinion; sanchodayati = inciting; raajaanam = the king; madartham = for my sake.
"Then black-eyed Kaikeyi who is dexterous and friendly disposed, has perceived the king's opinion and is inciting him for my sake"
sā prahṛṣṭā mahārājam hitakāmānuvartinī |
jananī cārthakāmā me kekayādhipatessutā || 2-16-17
17. kekayaadhipateH sutaa = "Kaikeyi; the daughter of king Kekaya; jananiicha = and my mother; saa = she; anuvartinii = is following; mahaarajam = the king; prahR^ishhTaa = is delighted; hitakaama = desirous of my benefit; me arthakaamaa = wishing my prosperity".
"Kaikeyi, my mother is following the king's intentions with great pleasure, desirous of my benefit and prosperity"
diṣṭyā khalu mahārājo mahiṣyā priyayā saha |
sumamtram prāhiṇoddūta marthakāmakaram mama || 2-16-18
18. mahaarajaH = the king; priyayaa saha = along with wife; mahishhyaa = the queen; khalu = certainly; dishhtyaa = by luch; praahiNot = sent; sumantram = Sumantra; mama arthakaamakaram = who fulfils my desires and wishes; duutam = as messenger.
"It is certainly our luck that king and queen have sent Sumantra, who fulfils my desires and wishes, as messenger".
yādṛśī pariṣat tatra tādṛśo dūtāagataḥ |
dhruvam adya eva mām rājā yauvarājye abhiṣekṣyati || 2-16-19
19. yaadR^ishii = of which sort of tatra parishhat that sort of ; duutaH = messenger; aagataH = came; dhR^ivam = certainly; adyaiva = today itself; raajaa = the king; abhishhekshhyati = will anoint; maam = me; youvaraajye = for the right of succession to kingdom.
"A worthy messenger has come who is truly representing the assembly there. It is certain that today itself the king will anoint me for the right of succession to kingdom".
hanta śīghram itaḥ gatvā drakṣyāmi ca mahī patiḥ |
saha tvam parivāreṇa sukham āssva ramasya ca || 2-16-20
20. hanta = Alas! gatvaa = (I shall) go; shiighram = immediately; itaH = from here; drakshhyaami cha = and see; mahipatim = the king; tvam = you; aasva = stay; sukham = happily; parivaareNa saha = with the circle of friends; ramasva cha = and enjoy yourself.
"I shall go immediately and see the king. You stay happily with the circle of friends and enjoy yourself."
pati sammānitā sītā bhartāram asita īkṣaṇā |
ādvāram anuvavrāja mangalāni abhidadhyuṣī || 2-16-21
21. siitaa = Sita; patisammaanitaa = treated with respect by husband; asitekshhaNaa = having black eyes; anuvavraaja = followed; bhartaaram = husband; aa dvaaram = upto door; abhidadhyushhii = thinking; mangalaani = of auspicious things.
Sita, treated with respect by her husband and having black eyes, followed her husband up to the door, thinking of auspicious things in her mind.
rājyam dvijātibhirjuṣṭam rājasūyābhiṣecanam |
kartumarhati te rājā vāsavasyeva lokakṛt || 2-16-22
22. raajaa = king Dasaratha; te = to you; raajyam = kingdom; jushhTam = being served; dvijaatibhiH = by brahmanas; vasavasyeva = like to Devendra; lokakR^it = by Brahma; arhati = to perform; raajasuuyaabhishhehanam = great sacrifice at coronation of king.
"King Dasaratha will give you kingdom, being served by brahmanas, which will invest you with eligibility to perform the great sacrifice at the coronation ceremony like Brahma to Devendra."
dīkṣitam vratasampannam varājinadharam śucim |
kuraṅgapāṇim ca paśyantī tvām bhajāmyaham || 2-16-23
23. aham = I; bhajaami = shall enjoy; pashyantii = seeing; tvaam = you; diikshhtam = initiated; vratasampannam = for perfect religious act of austerity; varaajinadharam = wearing excellent antelope-hide; shuchim = being pure; kuraN^ga shR^iN^gapaaNimcha = and bearing a deer-horn in hand.
"I shall be delighted to see you, initiated for the perfect religious act of austerity, wearing excellent antelope-hide, being pure and bearing a deer-horn in hand".
pūrvām diśam vajradharo dakṣiṇām pātu te yamaḥ |
varuṇaḥ paścimāmāśām dhaneśastūttarām diśam || 2-16-24
24. te = your; puurvam disham = eastern direction; vajradharaH = Indra the god of rain; dakshhiNaam = south; yamaH = yama the god of death; pashchimaamashaam = western direction; varunaH = varuna the regent of ocean; uttaraam disham tu = northern direction; dhaneshaH = Kubera; the god of riches; paatu = protect.
"May Indra the god of rain in the east, Yama the god of death in the south, Varuna the regent of the ocean in the west and Kubera the god of riches and treasure in the north, protect you".
atha sītāmanujñāpya kṛtakautukamagaldaḥ |
niścakrāma sumantreṇa saha rāmo niveśanāt || 2-16-25
25. atha = then; raamaH = Rama; kR^itakantuka mangalaH = adorned as in an auspicious ceremony; anujJNaapya = got permission; siitaam = from Sita; nishchakraama = started; niveshanaat = from house; sumantreNa saha = along with Sumantra.
Rama, adorned as in an auspicious festivity, took permission from Sita and started from house along with Sumantra.
parvatādiva niṣkramya simho giriguhāśayaḥ |
lakṣmaṇam dvāriso.apaśyat prahvañjalipuṭam sthitam || 2-16-26
26. saH = that Rama; mishhkramya = came out of the house; parvataat iva = like from the mountain; simhah = lion; firigulaashayaH = residing in mountain cave; apashyat = saw; lakshhmaNam = Lakshmana; sthitam = staying; dvaari = at the door; prahvaaJNjalipuTam = bowing with the palms of hand joined and put to forehead as a mark of respect.
That Rama who came out, like a lion residing in a mountain cave from out of the mountain, saw Lakshmana standing at the door, bowing with palms of the hand joined and put to the forehead as a mark of respect.
atha madhyamakakṣyāyām samāgacchat suhṛjjanaiḥ |
sa sarvān arthino dṛṣṭvā sametya pratinandya ca || 2-16-27
tataḥ pāvaka samkāśam āruroha ratha uttamam |
vaiyāghram puruṣvyā gho rājitam rājanaṃdanaḥ || 2-16-28
27;28. atha = then; sah that; raajananadanaH = prince; purushhavyaaghraH = the best of men; samaagachchhat = met; suhR^ijjanaiH = the friends madhya kakashhyaayaam = in the middle chamber; dR^ishhTvaa = saw; sarvaan = all; arthinaH = people desiring to behold him; sametya = approached nearer; pratinandyacha = and greated; aaruroha = mounted; rathothamam = excellent chariot; raajitam = shining; paavaka sankaasham = like fire; vyyaaghram = covered by tiger's skin
Then, that prince the best of men, met his friends in the middle chamber. He saw all the people who came there to behold him, approached nearer to them, greeted them and mounted the excellent chariot, which was resplendent like fire and covered with tiger's skin.
meghanādamasambādham maṇihemavibhūśitam |
muṣṇantam iva cakṣūmṣi prabhayā hema varcasam || 2-16-29
kareṇu śiśu kalpaiḥ ca yuktam parama vājibhiḥ |
hari yuktam sahasra akṣo ratham indraiva āśugam || 2-16-30
prayayau tūrṇam āsthāya rāghavo jvalitaḥ śriyā |
29;30. ratham = the chariot; meghanaada = sounding like thunder; asambaadham = not congested; maNihemavibhuushhitam = decorated with gold and jewels; mushhNantamiva = as it was stealing; chakshhuumshhi = the eyes; prabhayaa = by splendour; marevarchasam = like brilliance of Meru mountain; paramavaajabhiH = excellent horses; kareNu shishukalpaiH = excellet horses; kareNu shishukalpaiH = looking like infantine elephants; yuktam = were fastened; aashugam = moving quickly; raaghavaH = Rama; jvalitaH = shining; shriyaa = with prosperity; aasthaaya = mounted; hariyuktam iva = what like chariot with horses; indraH = of Indra; the god of sky; sahasraakshhaH = having thousand eyes; prayayau = went forth; tuurNam = quickly.
That chariot was sounding like thunder. It was not congested. It was decorated with gold and jewels. Its splendour was like that of Meru mountain, stealing the eyes. Excellent horses looking like infantine elephants were tied to the chariot, which was moving quickly. That Rama shining with splendour like Indra, the lord of sky, mounted such a chariot and went forth quickly.
sa parjanyaiva ākāśe svanavān abhinādayan || 2-16-31
niketān niryayau śrīmān mahā abhrāt iva candramāḥ |
31. shriimaan saH = that splendid chariot; svanavaan = having sound; parjanya iva = like rain cloud; aakaashe = in the sky; abhinaadayan = making sound; niryayau = started; niketaat = from the house; chandramaa iva = like moon; mahaabhraat = from mighty cloud.
That splendid chariot, sounding like rain-cloud in the sky, came out of the house like moon coming out of a mighty cloud.
catra cāmara pāṇis tu lakṣmaṇo rāghava anujaḥ ||2-16-32
jugopa bhrātaram bhrātā ratham āsthāya pṛṣṭhataḥ |
32. lakshhmaNaH = Lakshmana; raaghavaanujaH = Rama's younger; bhraataa = brother; aasthaaya = mounted; ratham = the chariot; pR^ishhTataH = in the back-side; jugopa = protected; bhraataram = brother; chhatra chaamara paaNiH = having umbrella and chamara fan in hand.
Lakshmana, Rama's younger brother mounted the chariot in the back-side and protected Rama with umbrella and chamara fan.
tataḥ hala halā śabdaḥ tumulaḥ samajāyata ||2-16-33
tasya niṣkramamāṇasya jana oghasya samantataḥ |
33. tataH = then; tasya = those; janaughasya = crowds; nishhkramamaaNasya = dispersing; samantataH = from all sides; samajaayata = generated; tumulaH = tumultuous; halahalaashabdaH = hallooing sound.
Then, the crowds started dispersing from all sides generating tumultuous hallowing sound.
tato hayavarā mukhyā nāgāśca girisannibhāḥ || 2-16-34
anujagmustadā rāmam śataśo.atha sahasraśaḥ |
34. tataH = thereupon; shatashaH = hundreds; sahasrashaH = and thousands of ; mukhyaaH = importatn; hayavaraaH = excellent horses; nagaashcha = and elephants; girisannibhaaH = looking like mountains; tadaa = then; anujagmuH = followed; raamam = Rama.
Thereupon, hundreds and thousands of important people mounted on excellent horses and soldiers mounted on elephants, then followed Rama.
agrataścāsya sannaddhāścandanāgurubhūṣitāḥ || 2-16-35
khaḍgacāpadharāḥ śūrā jagmurāśaṃsavo janāḥ |
35. shuraaH janaaH = valiant persons; sannaddhaaH = dressed in armour; chandanaaguru bhushhitaaH = adorned with sandal and aloe perfumes; khadgachaapadharaaH = wearing swords and bows; aashamsavaH = declaring arrival of Rama; jagmuH = went; agrataH = in front; asya = of Rama.
Valiant persons, dressed in armour adorned with sandal and aloe perfumes, wearing swords and bows, declaring the arrival of Rama, went in front of Rama to receive him.
tato vāditraśabdāśca stutiśabdāśca vandinām ||2-16-36
simhanādāśca śūrāṇām tadā śuśruvire pathi |
36. tataH = thereafter; tadaa = then; vaaditra shabdaashcha = sounds of musical instruments; stutishabdaashcha = sounds of praising hymns; vandinaam = of panegyrists; simha naadaashcha = and lion like roars; shuuraaNaa = of valiant perosons; shushruvare = were heard; pathi = on the way.
At that time, sounds of musical instruments, sounds of praising hymns of panagyrists and lion-like roars of valiant persons were heard on the way.
harmyavātāyanasthābhirbhūṣitābhiḥ samantataḥ || 2-16-37
kīryamāṇaḥ supuṣpaughairyayau strībhirariṃdamaḥ |
37. aarindamaH = Rama; the annihilator of enemies; yayau = went; kiiryamaNaH = being sprinkled; supushhponghaiH = by stream of good flowers; samantataH = all around; bhuushhitaabhiH striibhiH = by well adorned women; harmya vataayanasthaabhiH = standing in porticoes of palaces.
While Rama, the annihilator of enemies, was going, well-adorned women standing in porticoes of palaces, sprinkled flowers on him from all sides.
rāmam sarvānavadyāṇgyo rāmapiprīṣayā tataḥ || 2-16-38
vacobhiragryairharmyasthāḥ kṣitisthāśca vavandire |
38. tataH then; sarvaanavadyaaN^gyaa = women of equisitely beautiful form; harmyasthaah = standing in palaces; kshhitisthaashcha = and on ground vavandhire = were offering salutations; raamam = to Rama; agryaiH vachobhiH = with the best words; raamapipriishhayaa = with desire to please Rama.
Women of exquisitely beautiful form standing in palaces and on ground were offering salutations to Rama with the best words with a desire to please Rama.
nūnam nandhiti te mātā kausalyā mātṛnandana || 2-16-39
paśyantī siddhayātram tvām pitryam rājyamupasthitam |
39. maatR^inandana = the one creates happiness to mother! siddhayaatram = have successful journey; te = your; maataa = mother; kausalyaa = kausalya; nandati = is elighting; nuunam = certainly; pashyantii = to see; tvaam = you; upasthitam = having obtained; pitryam raajyam = paternal kingdom.
"Oh, Rama, who creates happiness to mother! Have successful journey! Your mother Kausalya will be certainly delighted to see you obtaining the paternal kingdom."
sarvasīmantinībhyaśca sītām sīmantinīm varām || 2-16-40
amanyanta hi tā nāryo rāmasya hṛdayapriyām |
40. taaH = those; naaryaH = women; amanyantahi = thought; siitaam = Sita; raamasya hR^idayapriyaam = who is dear to Rama's heart; varaam = is better; siimantiim = woman; sarvasiimantiibhyaH = than all women.
Those women thought that Sita, who is dear to Rama's heart, is better woman than all women.
tayā sucaritam devyā purā nūnam mahattapaḥ || 2-16-41
rohiṇīva śaśāṅkena rāmasamyogamāpa yā |
41. yaa = which Sita; rahiNii iva = like Rohini star; shashaaNkena = with moon; aapa = has obtained; raamasmyogam = union with Rama; tayaa devyaa = by such Sita; mahat = great; tapaH = penance; muunam = indeed; sucharitam = was performed well; puraa = in former times.
"As Rohini star stays together with the moon, Sita having obtained Rama as husband must have certainly performed a great penance in former times."
iti prāsādaśṛṅgeṣu pramadābhirnarottamaḥ || 2-16-42
śuśrāva rājamārgasthaḥ priyā vāca udāhṛtāḥ |
42. narottamaH = Rama; the best of men; raajamaargasthaH = who was in the royal road; sushraava = heard; priyaaH vaachaH = pleasent words; udaahR^itaaH = spoken; iti = thus; pramadaabhiH = by women; praasaadasR^ingeshhu = who were in turrets.
While going through the royal road, Rama heard those pleasant words spoken thus by women standing in turrets.
sa rāghavaḥ tatra kathā pralāpam |
śuśrāva lokasya samāgatasya |
ātma adhikārā vividhāḥ ca vācaḥ |
prahṛṣṭa rūpasya pure janasya || 2-16-43
43. tadaa = then; saH = that; raaghavaH = Rama;sushraava = heard; pralapaan = words; lokasya = of people; samaagatasya; gathered; tatra = there; vaachaH cha = and also words; vividhaaH = variously; aatmaadhikaaraaH = pertaining to himself; pure janasya = by citizens; prahR^ishhTaruupasya = who were much delighted.
Then, Rama heard the words of people gathered there and also the words variously pertaining to himself, by citizens.
eṣa śriyam gaccati rāghavo adya|
rāja prasādāt vipulām gamiṣyan |
ete vayam sarva samṛddha kāmā|
yeṣām ayam no bhavitā praśāstā || 2-16-44
44. raaja prasaadaat = by king's propitiousness; eshhaH = this; raaghavaH = Rama; gamishhyan = who will obtain; vipulaam = the earth; adya = now; gachchhati = will gain; shriyam = wealth; yeshhaam naH = for which of us; ayam = he; bahvitaa = will become; prashastaa = ruler; ete vayam = such of us; sarvasamR^idhdhakaamaa = will have fulfilled all desires.
"By the king's propitiousness, this Rama today is going to obtain this earth and the wealthy kingdom. All our desires are going to be fulfilled because Rama will become the ruler."
lābho janasya asya yad eṣa sarvam |
prapatsyate rāṣṭram idam cirāya |
sa ghoṣavadbhiḥ ca hayaiḥ sanāgaiḥ |
purahsaraiḥ svastika sūta māgadhaiḥ || 2-16-45
45. yat = since when; eshhaH = this Rama; pravatsyate = will get; sarvam idam raashhTram = this entire state; chiraaya = for a long time(since then); laabhaH = benefit; asya janasya = for these people; asmin mamjaadhipe = when this Rama becomes king; kashchit = anyone; jaatu = at anytime; na pashyet hi = will not see kichana = anything; apriyam = unkindly; na = nor; duHkham = grief.
"If Rama rules this state for a long time, it will be a great benefit to the people. If he becomes a king none can see dislike and sorrow at any time."
sa ghoṣavadbhiśca hayaiḥ sanāgaiḥ |
purassaraiḥ svastikasūtamāgadhaiḥ |
mahīyamānaḥ pravaraiḥ ca vādakaiḥ |
abhiṣṭutaḥ vaiśravaṇo yathā yayau|| 2-16-46
46. suutamaagadhaiH = bards and panegyrists; svastika = invoking blessings; purassaraiH = moving in front; mahiiyamaanaH = praising with great respect; abhishhTutaH = eulogised; pravaraiH vaadyakaiH = by the most excellent instrumentalists; saH = that Rama; vaishraavaNotatha = like Kubera the god of weatlh; yayau = went; hayaiH = with horses; sanaagaiH = together with elephants; ghoshhavadbhiH = having resounds.
While bards and panegyrists were moving in front praising with great respect, invoking blessings and eulogised by the most excellent instrumentalists, Rama, like Kubera the god of wealth, went with resounding horses and elephants.
kareṇu mātanga ratha aśva samkulam |
mahā jana oghaiḥ paripūrṇa catvaram |
pabhūtaratnam bahupaṇyasaṃcayam |
dadarśa rāmo vimalam mahāpatham || 2-16-47
47. raamaH = Rama; dadarsha = saw; mahaapatham; great royal road; vimalam = which was spotless; prabhuuta ratnam = having abundant diamonds; bhaupaNya sanchayam = havin abundant diamonds; bahupaNya sanchayam = having many vendible commodities; kareNu maataN^ga rathaashva sankulam = full of female and male elephants; chariots and horses; paripuurNa chatvaram = the road junctions were filled; janaughaiH = with multitude of people.
Rama saw the great royal road which was spotlessly clean, having diamonds and various vendible commodities. It was full of male and female elephants, horses and chariots. There was abundance of people gathered at road junctions.
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|| iti śrimad Ramayane ṣoḍaśa sargaḥ ||
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