Monkeys enter Riksha cavity, an unsightly and gloomy one, during their search in southern direction. While groping in that dark they loose time set by Sugreeva. Finally, they see luminosity and extraordinarily built mansions, woodlands, trees and lakes. Thereupon they catch sight of an elderly sainted lady and they all approach her asking after the legend of that cavity.
saha tārā aṃgadābhyām tu saṃgamya hanumān kapiḥ |
vicinoti ca vindhyasya guhāḥ ca gahanāni ca || 4-50-1
1. kapiH hanumaan = monkey, Hanuma; taaraa angadaabhyaam saha = Lt. Tara, Angada and others, along with; sangamya = associated with; vindhyasya guhaaH ca gahanaani ca = Vindhya's, caves, also, thick forests, also; vicinoti ca = searched, also.
Associated with Angada, Lt. Tara and others, the monkey Hanuma searched the caves and thick forests of Vindhya Range. [4-50-1]
siṃha śārdūla juṣṭāḥ ca guhāḥ ca paritaḥ tathā |
viṣameṣu naga indrasya mahā prasravaṇeṣu ca || 4-50-2
2. tathaa = then; paritaH = all around; simha shaarduula juSTaaH ca = by lions, tigers, jammed in, also; guhaaH ca = caves, also; naga indrasya = of mountain, king [Mt. Vindhya]; viSameSu = in crags; mahaa pra sravaNeSu ca = towering, rapids, also; [vicinoti sma = he has searched.]
Hanuma has searched in the caves of that kingly Mt. Vindhya, which are jammed in with lions and tigers, and even at the towering rapids. [4-50-2, 3a]
āseduḥ tasya śailasya koṭim dakṣiṇa pascimām |
teṣām tatra eva vasatām sa kālo vyatyavartata || 4-5-3
3. tasya shailasya = that, mountain's; dakshiNa paschimaam koTim = on south, west, peak; aaseduH = reached; teSaam tatra eva vasataam = for them, thereat, alone, on staying [overstaying]; sa kaalaH vyatyavartata = that, time, swiftly elapsed.
They reached the southwest peak of that mountain during their search and the time set by Sugreeva swiftly lapsed while they are overstaying thereat that Mt. Vindhya alone.
sa hi deśo duranveṣyo guhā gahanavān mahān |
tatra vāyu sutaḥ sarvam vicinoti sma parvatam || 4-50-4
3b. 4. guhaa gahanavaan mahaan saH deshaH = with caves, impenetrable forests, extensive one, that place; dur anveSyaH hi = not, searchable, indeed; vaayu sutaH = Air's, son [Hanuma]; tatra sarvam parvatam = there, everywhere, on mountain; vicinoti sma = he is searching.
Though that extensive province is indeed an unsearchable one with its impenetrable caves and forests, yet Hanuma, the son of Air-god, searched everywhere on that mountain. [4-50-3b, 4]
paraspareṇa rahitā anyonyasya avidūrataḥ |
gajo gavākṣo gavayaḥ śarabho gandhamādanaḥ || 4-50-5
maindaḥ ca dvividaḥ caiva hanumān jāṃbavān api |
aṃgado yuva rājaḥ ca tāraḥ ca vanagocaraḥ || 4-50-6
giri jāla āvṛtān deśān mārgitvā dakṣiṇām diśam |
vicinvantaḥ tataḥ tatra dadṛśuḥ vivṛtam bilam || 4-50-7
durgam ṛkṣa bilam nāma dānavena abhirakṣitam |
5, 6, 7, 8a. gajaH gavaakSaH gavayaH sharabhaH gandhamaadanaH = Gaja, Gavaaksha, Gavaya, Sharabha, Gandhamaadana; maindaH ca dvividaH caiva = Mainda, also, Dvivida, also thus; hanumaan jaambavaan api = Hanuma, Jaambavanta, even; yuva raajaH angadaH ca = crown, prince, Angada, also; vana gocaraH taaraH ca = forest-mover, Lt. Tara, also; paraspareNa rahitaa = mutually, without - distancing from one another; anyonyasya = in mutuality; a vi duurataH = not, very, far-flung - one another; giri jaala aavR^itaan deshaan = mountains, mesh of, encompassed by, province; maargitvaa = having searched; tataH dakSiNaam disham vicinvantaH = then, southern, direction, on searching; tatra = there; daanavena abhi rakshitam = by a demon, well-guarded; durgam = impassable one; R^iksha bilam naama = Riksha, cavity, known as; vi vR^itam bilam = very, wide, cavity; dadR^ishuH = they observed.
Without pressing one another closely, yet not distancing from one another largely, Gaja, Gavaaksha, Gavaya, Sharabha, Gandhamaadana, also thus Mainda, Dvivida, and Hanuma, and even Jaambavanta, crown prince Angada, also the forest-mover Lt. Tara have searched that province in southern direction that is encompassed with interlocked mountains, and during their search there they have observed a wide-opened and impassable cavity known as Riksha cavity which is well guarded by a demon called Maya. [4-50-5, 6, 7, 8a]
kṣut pipāsā parītāḥ tu śrāntāḥ tu salila arthinaḥ || 4-50-8
avakīrṇam latā vṛkṣaiḥ dadṛśuḥ te mahā bilam |
8b, 9a. kSut pipaasaa pariitaaH = hunger, thirst, wrapped up in [invaded by]; shraantaaH = fatigued; salila arthinaH = water, cravers of; te = they - the monkeys; lataa vR^ikSaiH avakiirNam = with climbers, trees, enwrapped; mahaa bilam dadR^ishuH = capacious, cavity, they beheld.
Thirst and hunger invading them they are fatigued and craving for water, and such as they are they beheld that capacious cavity which is enwrapped in climbers and trees. [4-50-8, 9a]
tatra krauncāḥ ca haṃsāḥ ca sārasāḥ ca api niṣkraman || 4-50-9
jala ārdrāḥ cakravākāḥ ca rakta aṃgāḥ padma reṇubhiḥ |
9b,10a. tatra = there; krauncaaH ca hamsaaH ca saarasaaH ca = Kaunca waterfowls, also, swans, also, Saarasa waterfowls, also; jala aardraaH = by water, drenched; padma reNubhiH = with lotus, pollen; rakta angaaH reddened, with bodies; cakravaakaaH ca api = Cakravaka waterfowls, also, even; niSkraman = exiting; [dadR^ishuH = they saw.]
There they have seen the swans and the waterfowls like Kraunca, Saarasa, and even Cakravaka waterfowls exiting from the cavity with their bodies drenched in water and reddened with the dapples of lotuses' pollen. [4-50-9b, 10a]
tataḥ tat bilam āsādya sugandhi duratikramam || 4-50-10
vismaya vyagra manaso babhūvuḥ vānararṣabhāḥ |
10b, 11a. tataH = then; vaanara R^iSabhaaH = vanara-s, bullish [best] ones; sugandhi = fragranced [cave]; dur ati kramam = not, to over, step [un-enterable anywise]; tat bilam aasaadya = that, cavity, on nearing; vismaya vyagra manasaH = with amaze, dismayed, at heart [disheartened with amazement]; babhuuvuH = they became.
When those best vanara-s have neared that fragrant and impermeable cavity they are disheartened with amazement. [4-50-10b, 11a]
saṃjāta pariśaṃkāḥ te tat bilam plavaga uttamāḥ || 4-50-11
abhyapadyanta saṃhṛṣṭāḥ tejovanto mahābalāḥ |
11b, 12a. tejovantaH = highly resplendent ones; mahaa balaaH = great-mighty ones; such as they are; te = those; plavaga uttamaaH = fly-jumpers, the best; sanjaata pari shankaaH = evoked, general, suspicion - a high suspicion is evoked in them; sam hR^iSTaaH = rejoicing; tat bilam = that, to cavity; abhi aapadyanta = towards, draw near.
Though a suspicion in general is evoked in them, as they presumed that cavity to be Naraka, The Hell of Yama, or Paataala, the Netherworld of Emperor Bali, those highly resplendent and great mighty fly-jumpers have neared it, rejoicing for the availability of water in there. [4-50-11b, 12a]
nānā sattva samākīrṇām daitya indra nilaya upamam || 4-50-12
durdarśam iva ghoram ca durvigāhyam ca sarvaśaḥ |
12b, 13a. naanaa sattva samaakiirNaam = diverse, beings, dispersed with; daitya indra nilaya upamam = demon's, emperor's [Emperor Bali,] residence, similar; dur darsham iva = not, to see [unsightly,] like; ghoram = hideous; sarvashaH = from anywhere; dur vi gaahyam ca = impossible, verily, to enter [un-enterable cavity,] also.
That hideous cavity is dispersed with diverse beings, similar to the residence of the emperor of demons, namely Emperor Bali, in Paataala, the Netherworld, and it is unsightly and impermeable from anywhere. [4-50-12b, 13a]
tataḥ parvata kūṭa ābho hanumān māruta ātmajaḥ || 4-50-13
abravīt vānarān ghorān kāntāra vana kovidaḥ |
13b, 14a. tataH = then; parvata kuuTa aabhaH = mountain, top, similar in gloss; kaantaara vana kovidaH = about inscrutable, forests, a mastermind; maaruta aatmajaH hanumaan = Air-god's, son, Hanuma; ghoraan [sarvaan] vaanaraan abraviit = to formidable ones [or, to all of the,] Vanara-s, spoke to.
The son of Air-god Hanuma whose glossiness is like that of a mountaintop and who is a mastermind in scrutinising every inscrutable forest, then spoke to all of the formidable Vanara-s. [4-50-13b, 14a]
giri jāla āvṛtān deśān mārgitvā dakṣiṇām diśam || 4-50-14
vayam sarve pariśrāṃtā na ca paśyāma maithilīm |
14b, 15a. vayam sarve = we, all; giri jaala aavR^itaan deshaan = mountains, meshes, enmeshed, places; dakSiNaam disham = southern, direction; maargitvaa = having searched; pari shraantaa = overly, fatigued; maithiliim = Maithili; na ca pashyaama = not, also [yet,] seen.
"We all have searched the southern quarter including those places that are enmeshed with meshes of mountains, and we are overly fatigued, but Maithili is unnoticed. [4-50-14b, 15a]
asmāt ca api bilāt haṃsāḥ krauncāḥ ca saha sārasaiḥ || 4-50-15
jala ārdrāḥ cakravākāḥ ca niṣpatanti sma sarvaśaḥ |
nūnam salilavān atra kūpo vā yadi vā hradaḥ || 4-50-16
tathā ca ime bila dvāre snigdhāḥ tiṣṭhanti pādapāḥ |
15b, 16, 17a. asmaat bilaat = from this, cavity; hamsaaH saarasaiH saha = swans, along with, also, Saarasa waterfowls; krauncaaH ca = Kraunca birds, also; jala aardraaH cakravaakaaH ca = water, drenched, Cakravaka waterfowls, also; sarvashaH niSpatanti sma = from all over, out falling - coming out, they are; atra = there - in cavity; salilavaan = having water; kuupaH vaa = a wellspring, or; yadi vaa hradaH = otherwise, or, a pond; nuunam = certainly; shall be there; tathaa = like that; ime = these; bila dvaare paadapaaH = cavity, at doorway, trees are; snigdhaaH tiSThanti = glisten, they are - they are verdant.
"Swans along with waterfowls like Saarasa, Kruanca, and water drenched Cakravaka birds are coming out of this cavity from all over, and even the trees available at its doorway are verdant. Certainly there must be a wellspring, or otherwise a pond with water." Thus Hanuma spoke to all monkeys. [4-50-15b, 16, 17a]
iti uktāḥ tat bilam sarve viviśuḥ timira āvṛtam || 4-50-17
acandra sūryam harayo dadṛśū roma harṣaṇam |
17b. 18a. iti uktaaH = thus, they are spoken [by Hanuma]; sarve = all of them; timira aavR^itam = by darkness, enfolded in; tat bilam vivishuH = that, cavity, they entered; harayaH = monkeys; a candra suuryam = devoid of, moon, sun [unilluminated by]; roma harSaNam = hair, raising [cavity]; dadR^ishuu = they saw.
When Hanuma spoke to them thus as a kind of assurance, all those monkeys entered the cavity and found it as a sunless or moonless cavity, enfolded in hair-raising darkness. [4-50-17b, 18a]
niśamya tasmāt siṃhāḥ ca tān tān ca mṛga pakṣiṇaḥ || 4-50-18
praviṣṭā hari śārdūlā bilam timira āvṛtam |
18b, 19a. hari shaarduulaa = monkeys, tigerly ones; tasmaat = therefrom - coming from cavity; simhaaH ca = lions, also; taan taan ca = those, those - various, also; mR^iga pakshiNaH = animals, birds; nishamya = on seeing; timira aavR^itam = by obscurity, shrouded; bilam praviSTaaH = cavity, they entered.
Those tigerly monkeys have also seen lions and various other animals and birds exiting therefrom, and entered that cavity which is enshrouded in obscurity. [4-50-18b, 19a]
na teṣām sajjate dṛṣṭiḥ na tejaḥ na parākramaḥ || 4-50-19
vāyoḥ iva gatiḥ teṣām dṛṣṭiḥ tam api vartate |
19b, 20a. teSaam = for them; dR^iSTiH na sajjate = eyesight, not, fit enough [became unfit, ineffectual / obstructed]; tejaH na = their vigour, no; paraakramaH na = valorousness, no; teSaam gatiH = their, permeation; vaayoH iva = air [gust,] like; dR^iSTiH tamasi vartate = eyesight, in gloominess, actuated.
Their eyesight, or their vigour, or their valorousness is rendered ineffectual, and their permeation is just like the directionless air as their eyesight is thwarted in gloominess.
Despite of the gloominess of that cavity, unobstructed is their eyesight, or their vigour or their valorousness, and their permeation is like that of the gust of air as their eyesight is actuated even in darkness. [4-50-19, 20a]
te praviṣṭāḥ tu vegena tat bilam kapi kuṃjarāḥ || 4-50-20
prakāśam ca abhirāmam ca dadṛśuḥ deśam uttamam |
20b, 21a. tat bilam vegena praviSTaaH tu = that, cavity, speedily, on entering [going further,] but; te kapi kunjaraaH = those, monkeys, elephantine; prakaasham ca = luminous [phosphorescent, visible in darkness,] also; abhiraamam ca = lovely, also; uttamam desham dadR^ishuH = a best, place, they saw.
But on their going further into that cavity speedily, those elephantine monkeys beheld a best place that is luminous, as well as lovely. [4-50-20b, 21a]
tataḥ tasmin bile bhīme nānā pādapa saṃkule || 4-50-21
anyonyam saṃpariṣvajya jagmur yojanam aṃtaram |
21b, 22a. tataH = then; anyaH anyam sam pariSvajya = each, to each, tightly, bracing [hand in hand]; bhiime = in awful - cavity; naanaa paadapa sankule = various, trees, compacted with; tasmin bile = in that, cavity; yojanam antaram jagmuH = a yojana, interstice, advanced further.
In that awful cave that is compacted with various trees, then they advanced further an interstice of yojana distance, hand in hand lest one may miss the other. [4-50-21b, 22a]
te naṣṭa saṃjñāḥ tṛṣitāḥ saṃbhrāṃtāḥ salila arthinaḥ || 4-50-22
paripetur bile tasmin kaṃcit kālam atandritāḥ |
22b, 23a. naSTa sanj~naaH = lost, track of; tR^iSitaaH = thirsty; sam bhraantaaH = highly perplexed; salila arthinaH = water, cravers; te = those; a tandritaaH = without, becoming weary - unwearyingly; tasmin bile = in that, cavity; kancit kaalam = for some, time [for a good while]; pari petuH = over, hopped [hopped over.]
Though they are craving for water, highly perplexed, and lost track of their destination or any waterway, and yet hopeful of their mission they unwearyingly hopped in that cavity for a good while. [4-50-22b, 23a]
te kṛśā dīna vadanāḥ pariśrāntāḥ plavaṃgamāḥ || 4-50-23
ālokam dadṛśuḥ vīrā nirāśā jīvite yadā |
23b, 24a. kR^ishaa = enervated; diina vadanaaH = sad, faced; parishraantaaH = overly tired; such as they are; te = they; viiraaH plavangamaaH = brave, fly-jumpers; yadaa = when; jiivite niraashaaH = of life, despaired; then; aalokam dadR^ishuH = a seeable thing [luminescence,] they perceived.
Those fly-jumpers are presently enervated and overly tired, and sad faced, and when those brave ones are despaired of their life, just then they perceived a luminescence. [4-50-23b, 24a]
tataḥ tam deśam āgamya saumyāḥ vitimiram vanam || 4-50-24
dadṛśuḥ kāncanān vṛkṣān dīpta vaiśvānara prabhān |
sālān tālān tamālān ca punnāgān vaṃjulān dhavān || 4-50-25
caṃpakān nāga vṛkṣān ca karṇikārān ca puṣpitān |
stabakaiḥ kāṃcanaiḥ citraiḥ raktaiḥ kisalayaiḥ tathā || 4-50-26
āpīḍaiḥ ca latābhiḥ ca hema ābharaṇa bhūṣitaiḥ |
taruṇa āditya saṃkāśān vaidūryamaya vedikān || 4-50-27
vibhrājamānān vapuṣā pādapān ca hiraṇmayān |
nīla vaidūrya varṇāḥ ca padminīḥ patagaiḥ āvṛtāḥ || 4-50-28
mahadbhiḥ kāṃcanaiḥ vṛkṣaiḥ vṛtā bāla arka saṃnibhaiḥ |
24b, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29a. saumyaaH = amenable - monkeys; tataH = then; tam desham aagamya = at that, province, on arriving; vi timiram vanam = without, shadow, woodland; diipta vaishvaanara prabhaan = irradiated, ritual-fire like, in irradiance; kaancanaan vR^ikSaan = golden, trees; saalaan taalaan tamaalaan ca = Saala, Taala [Palmyra,] Tamaala [trees], also; punnaagaan vanjulaan dhavaan = Punnaaga, Vanjula, Dhava [trees]; campakaan = Campaka-s; naaga vR^ikSaan ca = Naaga, trees, also; puSpitaan karNikaaraan ca = flowered, Karnikaara, also; kaancanaiH citraiH stabakaiH = golden, amazing, with bunches of lowers; tathaa = like that; raktaiH kisalayaiH aapiiDaiH = with reddish, leaflets, as towering diadems; lataabhiH ca = with climbers, also; hema aabharaNa bhuuSitaiH = golden, with jewellery, decorated with; taruNa aaditya sankaashaan = tender, sun, similar in shine; vaiduuryamaya vedikaan = wholly lapis gem's, with pedestals; vapuSaa vibhraajamaanaan hiraNmayaan paadapaan ca = by their bodies, glittering, with golden, trees, also; niila vaiduurya varNaaH ca = blue, lapis lazuli gems, in hue, also; patagaiH = with birds; aavR^itaaH = encircling [flying around]; baala arka sannibhaiH = tender, sun, similar in shine; kaancanaiH = golden ones; mahadbhiH = broad [with petals]; padmaiH vR^itaa = with lotuses, encompassed by; padminiiH = with lotus lakes [or, lotus-creepers,] dadR^ishuH = they beheld.
Those amenable monkeys on arriving at that province then beheld a shadowless woodland with golden trees which in irradiance is like the irradiated Ritual-fire. They beheld Saala, Taala [Palmyra,] Tamaala trees and some flowered trees like Punnaaga, Vanjula, Dhava, Campaka, Naaga, also Karnikaara trees. The bunches of their flowers are golden and amazing, leaflets are reddish, and like that the climbers enwreathing at their tops are like their towering diadems and since those trees have golden fruits, they look as though decorated with golden jewellery. Those golden-bodied tress are shining forth like tender sun and their pedestals are completely studded with lapis gems. The birds encircling those trees are in the hue of lapis lazuli gems. The lotus lakes are encompassed with golden lotuses with broad petals, which in shine are similar to tender sun. [4-50-24b, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29a]
Some mms use 'lofty trees' instead of the ' golden lotuses with broad petals' then it means that 'the stand of trees is surrounded by both the lotus-lakes and lofty trees...' In the next verse also some use the word 'tortoises' is used instead of 'lotuses.' This is said to be the problem with copyists.
jātarūpamayaiḥ matsyaiḥ mahadbhiḥ ca atha pankajaiḥ || 4-50-29
nalinīḥ tatra dadṛśuḥ prasanna salila āyutāḥ |
29b, 30a. atha = then; jaataruupamayaiH matsyaiH = totally golden, with fishes; mahadbhiH pankajaiH [kacChapaiH] = with beamy, lotuses [tortoises]; prasanna salila aayutaaH naliniiH = serene, waters, containing, lotus-lakes; tatra dadR^ishuH = there, they beheld;
Then they beheld there the lotus-lakes containing serene waters and stocky lotuses and burly fishes that are golden. [4-50-29b, 30a]
kāṃcanāni vimānāni rājatāni tathā eva ca || 4-50-30
tapanīya gavākṣāṇi muktā jāla āvṛtāni ca |
haima rājata bhaumāni vaidūrya maṇimanti ca || 4-50-31
dadṛśuḥ tatra harayo gṛha mukhyāni sarvaśaḥ |
30b, 31, 32a. harayaH = monkeys; tatra = there; kaancanaani = golden ones; tathaa eva ca = like that, also; raajataani = silver ones; vimaanaani = having domes; tapaniiya gavaakSaaNi = [ore purified by melting] golden, with windows; muktaa jaala aavR^itaani ca = pearly, laceworks, covered by, also; haima raajata bhaumaani = golden, silver, having multi-stories; vaiduurya maNimanti ca = lapis, gem-studded, also; gR^iha mukhyaani = mansions, choicest ones; sarvashaH = everywhere; dadR^ishuH = they beheld.
There the monkeys beheld choicest mansions everywhere made out of gold and silver, some with golden and some with silver domes, while some with golden and some with silver multi-stories, but all are studded with lapis gems with golden windows covered with laceworks of pearls. [4-50-30b-32a]
puṣpitān phalino vṛkṣān pravāla maṇi saṃnibhān || 4-50-32
kāṃcana bhramarān caiva madhūni ca samantataḥ |
32b, 33a. puSpitaan phalinaH = flowered, fruited; pravaala maNi sannibhaan = red corals, rubies, similar in shine; vR^ikSaan = trees; kaancana bhramaraan caiva = golden, honeybees, also, thus; madhuuni ca = honeys, also; samantataH = everywhere; [dadR^ishuH = they beheld.]
They have also seen everywhere flowered and fruited trees that are similar in shine to red corals and rubies, and golden honeybees, as well as honeys. [4-50-32b, 33a]
maṇi kāṃcana citrāṇi śayanāni āsanāni ca || 4-50-33
vividhāni viśālāni dadṛśuḥ te samantataḥ |
hema rajata kāṃsyānām bhājanānām ca rāśayaḥ || 4-50-34
33b, 34. te = they; maNi kaancana citraaNi = gems, gold, amazingly crafted; vividhaani vishaalaani = diverse, capacious; shayanaani aasanaani ca = beds, seats, also; hema rajata kaansyaanaam = of golden, silver, bell-metal; bhaajanaanaam raashayaH = utensils, stacks of; samantataH dadR^ishuH = everywhere, they beheld.
They beheld everywhere diverse and capacious beds and seats that are amazingly crafted with gemstones and gold, and also stacks of utensils made of gold, silver and bell metal. [4-50-33b, 34]
agurūṇām ca divyānām caṃdanānām ca saṃcayam |
śucīni abhyavahārāṇi mūlāni ca phalāni ca || 4-50-35
35. divyaanaam aguruuNaam = with heavenly, aloe vera substance; candanaanaam sancayam = sandalwood sticks, stockpiles; shuciini abhyavahaaraaNi [abhi ava hR^i] = depurated, [to throw down - swallowable victuals]; muulaani ca phalaani ca = tubers, also, fruits, also; [dadR^ishuH te = saw, they.]
They saw the stockpiles of heavenly aloe vera substances and sandalwood sticks and depurated eatables, tubers and fruits. [4-50-35]
mahā arhāṇi ca pānāni madhūni rasavanti ca |
divyānām ambarāṇām ca mahā arhāṇām ca saṃcayān || 4-50-36
kaṃbalānām ca citrāṇām ajinānām ca saṃcayān |
36, 37a. mahaa arhaaNi ca = top-graded, also; paanaani = soft-drinks; rasavanti madhuuni ca = luscious, honeys, also; divyaanaam = divinely; mahaa arhaaNaam = finest quality; ambaraaNaam sancayaan = clothing, heaps of; citraaNaam kambalaanaam ca = exotic ones, blankets, also; ajinaanaam ca sancayaan = deerskins, sheaves, also - they saw.
They have also seen top-grade soft drinks, luscious honeys, heaps of finest quality clothing, exotic blankets and sheaves of deerskins. [4-50-36, 37a]
tatra tatra vinyastān dīptān vaiśvānara prabhān || 4-50-37
dadṛśuḥ vānarāḥ śubhrān jātarūpasya saṃcayān |
37b, 38a. vaanaraaH = Vanara-s; tatra tatra vinyastaan = there, there, kept - set up; diiptaan vaishvaanara prabhaan = glowing, ritual-fire, with glow; shubhraan = undefiled; jaataruupasya sancayaan = gold's, mounds of; dadR^ishuH = they observed.
Vanara-s have also observed mounds of undefiled gold stockpiled here and there glowing with the glow of ritual fire. [4-50-37b, 38a]
tatra tatra vicinvanto bile tatra mahā prabhāḥ || 4-50-38
dadṛśuḥ vānarāḥ śūrāḥ striyam kāṃcit adūrataḥ |
38b, 39a. mahaa prabhaaH shuuraaH vaanaraaH = of high, resplendence, valiant ones, Vanara-s; tatra bile = in that, cavity; tatra tatra vicinvantaH = there, there, when searching; a duurataH = not, far-off; kaamcit = someone; striyam = a lady; dadR^ishuH = they perceived.
When searching here and there in that cavity those valiant vanara-s of high resplendence have perceived some lady rather not far from them. [4-50-38b, 39a]
tām ca te dadṛśuḥ tatra cīra kṛṣṇa ajina ambarām || 4-50-39
tāpasīm niyata āhārām jvalaṃtīm iva tejasā |
39b, 40a. te tatra = they, there; ciira kR^iSNa ajina ambaraam = jute- cloth, deer, skin, attired in; niyata aahaaraam = one with controlled, diet; tejasaa jvalantiim iva = by her luminescence [of asceticism,] one who is glowing, as with; taapasiim taam dadR^ishuH = a sainted lady, at her, they saw.
They saw a sainted lady there who is attired in jute-cloths and who is on a controlled diet and who is like a luminiferous entity by her own luminescence of asceticism. [4-50-38b, 39a]
vismitā harayaḥ tatra vyavatiṣṭanta sarvaśaḥ |
prapaccha hanumān tatra kā asi tvam kasya vā bilam || 4-50-40
40b, 40c. harayaH vismitaaH = monkeys, are wondered; tatra sarvashaH vyavatiSTanta [vi ava tiSTanta ] = there, all about, stood [still]; tatra hanumaan prapacCha = there [in that matter,] Hanuma, asked about; tvam kaa asi = you, who, are; bilam kasya vaa = cavity, whose, either.
In wonderment the monkeys stood still all over, and in the matter of her identity Hanuma asked her, "Who are you? Whose cavity is this, either? [4-50-40b, 40c]
tato hanūmān giri sannikāśaḥ
kṛta aṃjaliḥ tām abhivādya vṛddhām |
papraccha kā tvam bhavanam bilam ca
ratnāni ca imāni vadasva kasya || 4-50-41
41. tataH = then; giri sannikaashaH = mountain, similar in shine; hanuumaan = Hanuma; kR^ita anjaliH = making, palm-fold; taam vR^iddhaam = her, at aged lady; abhivaadya = on reverencing; papracCha = asked; tvam kaa = you, who [are]; bhavanam bilam ca = mansion, cavity, and; imaani ratnaani ca = these, jewels, also; kasya = whose; vadasva = [please] speak.
Then Hanuma whose shine is similar to that of a mountain making palm-fold and reverencing that aged lady asked, "Who are you? Whose is this cavity, or the mansion or these jewels? Please speak." [4-50-41]
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