Hanuma enters the Ashoka garden and observes its beauty. He starts looking for Seetha in the garden. He thinks that Seetha would definitely come to that garden if she were to be alive.
sa muhūrtam iva dhyatvā manasā ca adhigamya tām |
avapluto mahā tejāḥ prākāram tasya veśmanaḥ || 5-14-1
1. saH = that Hanuma; mahaa tejaaH = with great resplendence; dhyaatvaa = thought; muhuurtam iva = for a moment; adhigamya = obtained; taam = that Ashoka garden ; manasaa = by mind; avaplutaH = jumped; tasya veshmanaH prakaaram = from the compound wall of that house.
That Hanuma with great resplendence thought for a moment, obtained that Ashoka garden by mind and jumped from the compound wall of that house.
sa tu samhṛṣṭa sarva angaḥ prākārastho mahā kapiḥ |
puṣpita agrān vasanta ādau dadarśa vividhān drumān || 5-14-2
sālān aśokān bhavyāmḥ ca campakāmḥ ca supuṣpitān |
uddālakān nāga vṛkṣāmḥ cūtān kapi mukhān api || 5-14-3
2;3. saH mahaa kapiH = that great Hanuma; samhR^iSTa sarva angaH = with joyful limbs; praakaarasthaH = being on enclosure wall; dadarsha = saw; vidvidhaan drumaan = various trees; saalaan = (such as) Sal; bhavyaan ashokaan = beautiful Ashoka; su puSpitaan champakaamshcha = champakas full of flowers; uddaalakaan = Uddalaka; naaga vR^ikSaan = Naga; chuutaan = mango trees; kapi mukhaan api = with their fruit in the colour of the snout of a monkey; puSpita agraan = in full blossom; vasanta aadau = at the start of the spring.
That great Hanuma with joyful limbs, being on enclosure wall saw various trees such as Sal, beautiful Ashoka, Champaka full of flowers, Uddalaka, Naga, mango trees with their fruit in the colour of the snout of a monkey, in full blossom at the start of the spring.
atha āmra vaṇa saṃcannām latā śata samāvṛtām |
jyā mukta iva nārācaḥ pupluve vṛkṣa vāṭikām || 5-14-4
4. atha = thereafter; pupluve = (Hanuma) flew; naaraachaH iva = like a Naracha arrow; jyaa muktaH = released from bow string; vR^ikSaan vaaTikaam = toward the garden; aamravaNa samchannaam = covered by mango trees; lataa shata samaavR^itaam = and surrounded by hundreds of creepers
Thereafter Hanuma flew like a Naracha arrow released from bow string, toward the garden covered by mango trees and surrounded by hundreds of creepers.
sa praviṣya vicitrām tām vihagair abhināditām |
rājataiḥ kāncanaiḥ caiva pādapaiḥ sarvato vṛtām || 5-14-5
vihagair mṛga samghaiḥ ca vicitrām citra kānanām |
udita āditya samkāśām dadarśa hanumān kapiḥ || 5-14-6
vṛtām nānā vidhair vṛkṣaiḥ puṣpa upaga phala upagaiḥ |
kokilair bhṛnga rājaiḥ ca mattair nitya niṣevitām || 5-14-7
prahṛṣṭa manuje kale mṛga pakṣi samākule |
matta barhiṇa samghuṣṭām nānā dvija gaṇa āyutām || 5-14-8
5;6;7;8. saH hanuman = that Hanuma; kapiH = the simian; dadarsha = saw; taam pravishhya = entering that garden; prahR^ishhTa manuje = with happy humans; mR^iga pakshhi samaakule = filled with animals and birds; vichitraam = with varied hues; kale = during spring; abhinaaditaam = resounded; vihagaiH = by birds; paadapaiH = with trees; raajataiH = made of silver; kaancanaiH caiva = made of gold; vR^itaam = surrounded; sarvataH = everywhere; vihagaiH = by birds; mR^iga samghaiH = and groups of animals; vichitraam = wonderful; chitra kaananaam = with wonderful trees; udita aaditya samkaashaam = equaling the Sun at sunrise; vR^itaam = together; vR^ikSaiH = with trees; naanaa vidhaiH = of various kinds; puSpa upaga phala upagaiH = which obtained flowers and fruits; nitya niSevitaam = served daily; kokilaiH = by Cuckoos; bhR^inga raajaiH ca = and by dragon flies; matta barhiNa samghuSTaam = resounded by peacocks in heat; naanaa dvija gaNaa aayutaam = with groups of birds of various kinds.
That Hanuma the simian, saw on entering that garden filled with happy humans, animals and birds with varied hues during spring, resounded by birds, with trees made of silver, made of gold, surrounded everywhere by birds and groups of animals; wonderful with wonderful trees equaling the Sun at sunrise together with trees of various kinds which obtained flowers and fruits, served daily by Cuckoos and by dragon flies, resounded by peacocks in heat and with groups of birds of various kinds.
mārgamāṇo vara ārohām rāja putrīm aninditām |
sukha prasuptān vihagān bodhayām āsa vānaraḥ || 5-14-9
9. vaanaraH = Hanuma; maargamaaNaH = searching; raja putriim = the royal daughter Seetha; vara aarohaam = with excellent limbs; aninditaam = and without blame; bodhayaam aasa = woke up; vihagaan = birds; sukha prasuptaan = in comfortable sleep.
Hanuma searching the royal daughter Seetha with excellent limbs and without blame, woke up birds in comfortable sleep.
utpatadbhir dvija gaṇaiḥ pakṣaiḥ sālāḥ samāhatāḥ |
aneka varṇā vividhā mumucuḥ puṣpa vṛṣṭayaḥ || 5-14-10
10. saalaaH = trees; samaahataaH = hit; pakSaiH = by wings; dvija gaNaiH = of groups of birds; utpatadbhiH = in flight; mumucuH = shed; puSpa vR^iSTayaH = showers of flowers; aneka varNaaH = of various colours; vividhaaH = and of various kinds.
Trees hit by wings of groups of birds in flight shed showers of flowers of various colours and of various kinds.
puṣpa avakīrṇaḥ śuśubhe hanumān māruta ātmajaḥ |
aśoka vanikā madhye yathā puṣpamayo giriḥ || 5-14-11
11. maaruta aatmajaH = the son of Lord Vayu; hanumaan = Hanuma; puSpa avakiirNaH = sprinkled with flowers shushubhe = shone; giriH yathaa = like a mountain; puSpamayaH = of flowers; ashoka vanikaa madhye = in the middle of Ashoka garden.
The son of Lord Vayu, Hanuma sprinkled with flowers shone like a mountain of flowers in the middle of Ashoka garden.
diśaḥ sarva abhidāvantam vṛkṣa ṣaṇḍa gatam kapim |
dRṣṭvā sarvāṇi bhūtāni vasanta iti menire || 5-14-12
12. dR^iSTvaa = seeing; kapim = Hanuma; prathaavantam = running; sarvaaH dishaH = in all directions; vR^ikSa SaNDa gatam = and being in the middle of trees; sarvaaNi bhuutaani = all living creatures; menire = thought; vasantaH iti = (Him to be) vasanta.
Seeing Hanuma running in all directions and being in the middle of trees, all living creatures thought Him to be Vasanta, the lord of spring.
vṛkṣebhyaḥ patitaiḥ puṣpair avakīrṇā pṛthag vidhaiḥ |
rarāja vasudhā tatra pramadā iva vibhūṣitā || 5-14-13
13. tatra = there; vasudhaa = the Earth; avakiirNaa = sprinkled; puSpaiH = by flowers; pR^ithak vidhaiH = of various kinds; patitaiH = which fell down; vR^ikSebhyaH = from trees; raraaja = shone; vibhuuSitaa pramadeva = like a well decorated woman.
There the Earth sprinkled by flowers of various kinds which fell down from trees shone like a well decorated woman.
tarasvinā te taravaḥ tarasā abhiprakampitāḥ |
kusumāni vicitrāṇi sasRjuḥ kapinā tadā || 5-14-14
14. tadaa = then; te taravaH = those trees; abhiprakampitaaH = shaken; tarasaa = by the might; kapinaa = of Hanuma; tarasvinaa = the mighty one; sasR^ijuH = showered; vicitraaNi kusumaani = wonderful flowers.
Then those trees, shaken by the might of Hanuma the mighty one, showered wonderful flowers.
nirdhūta patra śikharāḥ śīrṇa puṣpa phala drumāḥ |
nikṣipta vastra ābharaṇā dhūrtā iva parājitāḥ || 5-14-15
15. drumaaH = the trees; nirdhuuta patra shikharaaH = with their branches removed leaves; shiirNa puSpa phalaaH = with fallen down fruits and flowers; paraajitaaH dhuurtaa iva = were like defeated gamblers; nikSipta vastra aabharaNaaH = with their clothes and jewellery kept down.
The trees with their branches, removed leaves with fallen down fruits and flowers were like defeated gamblers with their clothes and jewellery kept down.
hanūmatā vegavatā kampitāḥ te naga uttamāḥ |
puṣpa parṇa phalāni āśu mumucuḥ puṣpa śālinaḥ || 5-14-16
16. naga uttamaaH = the excellent trees; puSpa shaalinaH = shining with best flowers; kampitaaH = shaken; hanuumataa = by Hanuma; vegavataa = with speed; mumucuH = fell down; aashu = instantly; puSpa parNa phalaani = flowers; leaves and fruits.
The excellent trees shining with best flowers fell down instantly flowers, leaves and fruits.
vihamga samghair hīnāḥ te skandha mātra āśrayā drumāḥ |
babhūvur agamāḥ sarve mārutena iva nirdhutāḥ || 5-14-17
17. sarve = all; te drumaaH = those trees; hiinaaH = losing; vihamga samghaiH = groups of birds; babhuuvuH = became; skandha maatra aashrayaaH = being resort to branches only; agamaaH iva = like trees; nirdhutaaH = shook; maarutena = by wind
All those trees losing groups of birds became being a resort to branches only like trees shook by wind.
vidhūta keśī yuvatir yathā mṛdita varṇikā |
niṣpīta śubha danta oṣṭhī nakhair dantaiḥ ca vikṣatā || 5-14-18
tathā lāngūla hastaiḥ ca caraṇābhyām ca marditā |
babhūva aśoka vanikā prabhagna vara pādapā || 5-14-19
18;19. marditaa = hit; laanguula hastaiH ca = by (Hanuma's) tail and hands; caraNaabhyaam ca = and feet; ashoka vanikaa = Ashoka garden; prabhagna vara paadapaa = with broken best trees; babhuuva = became; yuvatiH yathaa tathaa = like a young woman; nirdhuuta keshii = with disturbed hair; mR^idita varNakaaH = with effaced sandal paste; niSpiita shubha danta oSThii = with auspicious teeth and lips drunk from; vikSataa = wounded; nakhaiH = by nails; dantaiH ca = and by teeth
Hit by Hanuma's tail, hands and feet, Ashoka garden with broken best trees became like a young woman with disturbed hair, with effaced sandal paste, with her auspicious teeth and lips drunk from and wounded by nails and by teeth.
mahā latānām dāmāni vyadhamat tarasā kapiḥ |
yathā prāvṛṣi vindhyasya megha jālāni mārutaḥ || 5-14-20
20. kapiH = Hanuma; vyadhamat = broke; mahaa lataanaam daamaani = circles of great creepers; tarasaa = by His might; yathaa = like; maarutiH = the wind; praavR^iSi = during rainy season; vindhyasya megha jaalaani = (breaking) the groups of clouds of mountain Vindhya.
Hanuma broke circles of great creepers by His might like the wind during rainy season, breaking the groups of clouds of mountain Vindhya.
sa tatra maṇi bhūmīḥ ca rājatīḥ ca mano ramāḥ |
tathā kāncana bhūmīḥ ca vicaran dadṛśe kapiḥ || 5-14-21
21. sa kapiH = that Hanuma; vicharan = pacing; tatra = there; dadarsha = saw; manibhuumiishcha = diamonds studded floors; raajatiishcha = silver inlaid floors; tathaa = and; manoramaaH = beautiful; kaancana bhuumiishcha = gold inlaid floors.
That Hanuma pacing there saw diamond studded floors, silver inlaid floors, and beautiful gold inlaid floors.
vāpīḥ ca vividha ākārāḥ pūrṇāḥ parama vāriṇā |
mahā arhair maṇi sopānair upapannāḥ tataḥ tataḥ || 5-14-22
muktā pravāla sikatā sphaṭika antara kuṭṭimāḥ |
kāncanaiḥ tarubhiḥ citraiḥ tīrajair upaśobhitāḥ || 5-14-23
phulla padma utpala vanāḥ cakra vāka upakūjitāḥ |
natyūha ruta samghuṣṭā haṃsa sārasa nāditāḥ || 5-14-24
dīrghābhir druma yuktābhiḥ saridbhiḥ ca samantataḥ |
amRta upama toyābhiḥ śivābhir upasaṃskṛtāḥ || 5-14-25
latā śatair avatatāḥ santānaka samāvṛtāḥ |
nānā gulma āvṛta vanāḥ kara vīra kṛta antarāḥ || 5-14-26
22-26. (Hanuma saw ponds) puurNaaH = filled; parama vaariNaa = with the best waters; upapannaaH = together; tataH tataH = there and there; maNi sopaanaiH = with stairs embedded with diamonds; mahaa arhaiH = of great value; muktaa pravaala sikataaH = with pearls and corals as sand; sphaTika antara kuTTimaaH = with bottoms of crystal and precious stones; upashobhitaaH = shone; tarubhiH = by trees; kaancanaiH = of golden hue; citraiH = and of wonderful hue; diirajaiH = at banks; phulla padma utpala vanaaH = containing beds of lotuses in full blossom and lilies; cakra vaaka upakuujitaaH = resounded by chakravaka birds nearby; natyuuha ruta samghuSTaaH = sounded by water fowls; hamsa saarasa naaditaaH = resounded by swans and cranes; diirghaabhiH druma yuktaabhiH = together with tall trees; amR^ita upama toyaabhiH = with nectar like waters; shivaabhiH sharidbhiH = with auspicious canals; samantataH = in all directions; avatataaH = spread; lataa shataiH = with hundreds of creepers; santaanaka samaavR^itaH = covered by the flowers of santaana trees; naanaa gulma aavR^ita gaNaaH = surrounded by various shrubs; kara viira kR^ita antaraaH = with middle regions of karaveera trees; vaapishcha = and also wells; vividhaakaaraaH = and in various shapes;
Hanuma saw ponds filled with the best waters, together there and there with stairs embedded with diamonds of great value, with pearls and corals as sand, with bottoms made of crystal and precious stones, shone by trees of golden hue and of wonderful hue at banks containing beds of lotuses in full blossom and lilies, resounded by chakravaka birds nearby, sounded by water fowls, resounded by swans and cranes, together with tall trees, with nectar like waters, with hundreds of auspicious creepers, covered by the flowers of santaana trees, surrounded by various shrubs with middle regions of karaveera and also wells and in various shapes.
tato ambu dhara samkāśam pravRddha śikharam girim |
vicitra kūṭam kūṭaiḥ ca sarvataḥ parivāritam || 5-14-27
śilā gṛhair avatatam nānā vṛkṣaiḥ samāvṛtam |
dadarśa kapi śārdūlo ramyam jagati parvatam || 5-14-28
27-28. tataH = thereafter; harishaarduulaH = the monkey warrior Hanuma; dadarsha = saw; girim = a mountain; ramyam parvatam = (which was a) beautiful mountain; jagati = in the world; ambu dhara samkaasham = equaling cloud; pravR^iddha shikharam = with high peaks; vicitra kuuTam = with wonderful peaks; parivaaritam = surrounded; sarvataH = in all directions; kuuTaiH = by peaks; avatatam = spread; shiraa gR^ihaiH = by caves; samaavR^itam = covered; naanaa vR^ikSaiH = by different trees.
Thereafter the monkey warrior Hanuma saw a mountain which was a beautiful mountain in the world, equaling cloud with high peaks, with wonderful peaks surrounded in all directions by peaks, spread by caves and covered by different trees.
dadarśa ca nagāt tasmān nadīm nipatitām kapiḥ |
ankād iva samutpatya priyasya patitām priyām || 5-14-29
jale nipatita agraiḥ ca pādapair upaśobhitām |
vāryamāṇām iva kruddhām pramadām priya bandhubhiḥ || 5-14-30
punar āvRtta toyām ca dadarśa sa mahā kapiḥ |
prasannām iva kāntasya kāntām punar upasthitām || 5-14-31
29-31. kapiH = Hanuma; dadarsha = saw; nadiim = river; nipatitaam = which fell down; nagaat = from a mountain; priyaam iva = like a beloved (young wife); patitaam = who fell down; samutpatya = after jumping; priyasya angaat = from the lap of a loved one; upashobhitaam = shone; paadapaiH = by trees; jale nipatita agraiH = whose ends fell down in water; pramadaam iva = (or) like a woman; kruddhaam = in anger; vaaryamaaNaam = being detained; priya bandhubhiH = by her near and dear; saH mahaa kapiH = that great Hanuma; punaH dadarsha = again saw (that river); aavR^itta toyaam = with water turning back; kaantaam iva = like a beloved woman; upasthitaam = reaching; punaH = again; prasannaam = being reconciled; kaantasya = to her beloved one.
Hanuma saw river which fell down from the mountain like a beloved (young wife) who fell down after jumping from the lap of a loved one shone by trees whose ends fell down in water or like a woman in anger being detained by her near and dear. That great Hanuma again saw that river with water, turning back like a beloved woman reaching her beloved again, being reconciled to her beloved one.
tasya adūrāt sa padminyo nānā dvija gaṇa āyutāḥ |
dadarśa kapi śārdūlo hanumān māruta ātmajaḥ || 5-14-32
32. harishaarduulaH = the best among vanaras; maaruta aatmajaH = (and) the son of Vayu; saH hanumaan = that Hanuma; dadarsha = saw; tasya aduuraat = near to that mountain; padminyaH = lotus ponds; naanaa dvija gaNa aayutaaH = together with many groups of birds.
The best among vanaras and the son of Vayu, that Hanuma saw near to that mountain, lotus ponds together with many groups of birds.
kṛtrimām dīrghikām ca api pūrṇām śītena vāriṇā |
maṇi pravara sopānām mukhtā sikata śobhitām || 5-14-33
vividhair mṛga samghaiḥ ca vicitrām citra kānanām |
prāsādaiḥ sumahadbhiḥ ca nirmitair viśva karmaṇā || 5-14-34
kānanaiḥ kṝtrimaiḥ ca api sarvataḥ samalamkṛtām |
33-34. kR^itrimaam diirghikaam ca api = (He also saw) an artificial pond; puurNaam = filled; siitena vaariNaa = with cold water; maNi pravara sopaanaam = with steps embedded with best diamonds; muktaa sikata shobhitaam = shone by the sand of pearls; vichitraam = wonderful; vividhaiH mR^ga samghaiH ca = with various groups of animals; citra kaananaam = with wonderful forest; sumahadbhiH praasaadaiH = with very big buildings; vishva karmaNaa nirmitaiH = made by Vishwakarma; kR^itrimaiH kaananaiH ca api = with groups of artificial trees; sarvataH samalmkR^itaam = decorated in all directions.
He also saw an artificial pond filled with cold water, with steps embedded with best diamonds, shone by the sand of pearls, wonderful forest with very big buildings made by Vishwakarma, with groups of artificial trees decorated in all directions.
ye kecit pādapāḥ tatra puṣpa upaga phala upagāḥ || 5-14-35
sac catrāḥ savitardīkāḥ sarve sauvarṇa vedikāḥ |
35. tatra = there; ye kecit = whatever; paadapaaH = trees were there; puSpa upaga phala upagaaH = with flowers and fruits; sarve = all those; sacchatraaH = were together with umbrellas; savitardiikaaH = together with big platforms; sauvarNa vedikaaH = and with (smaller) golden platforms.
There whatever trees were there with flowers and fruits, all those were together with umbrellas, together with big platforms and with smaller golden platforms.
latā pratānaiḥ bahubhiḥ parṇaiḥ ca bahubhir vRtām || 5-14-36
kāñcanīm śiṃśupām ekām dadarśa sa mahā kapiḥ |
vṛtām hemamayūbhistu vedikābhiḥ samantataḥ || 5-14-37
36-37. hariyuudhapaH = the monkey warrior Hanuma; dadarsha = saw; ekaam shimshupaam = one shimshupaa tree; kaaJNcaniim = golden colour; vR^itaam = covered; bahubhiH lataa prataanaiH = with many groups of creepers; bahubhiH parNaiH = and with many leaves; vR^itaam = surrounded; samantataH = everywhere; vedikaabhiH = with platforms; hemamayiibhistu = made of gold.
The monkey warrior Hanuma saw one shimshupaa tree golden in colour covered with many groups of creepers and with many leaves surrounded everywhere with platforms made of gold.
so apaśyad bhūmi bhāgāmḥ ca garta prasravaṇāni ca |
suvarṇa vṛkṣān aparān dadarśa śikhi samnibhān || 5-14-38
38. saH = Hanuma; dadarsha = saw; bhuumi bhaagaamH ca = lands; garta prasravaNaani ca = mountain springs; aparaan = and some other; suvarNa vR^ikSaan = golden trees; shikhi samnibhaan = equal to fire.
Hanuma saw lands, mountain springs, and some other golden trees equal to fire.
teṣām drumāṇām prabhayā meror iva mahā kapiḥ |
amanyata tadā vīraḥ kāncano asmi iti vānaraḥ || 5-14-39
tadaa = then; viiraH = the courageous; vaanaraH = Hanuma; amanyata iti = thought thus; divaakaraH = like the sun; prabhayaa = by the radiance; meroH = of Mount Meru; prabhayaa = by the radiance; teSaam drumaaNaam = of those trees; kaancanaH asmi = I am of golden colour.
Then the courageous Hanuma thought thus: "Like the sun by the radiance of Mount Meru, by the radiance of those trees, I am of golden colour."
tām kāncanaiḥ taru gaṇair mārutena ca vījitām |
kinkiṇī śata nirghoṣām dṛṣṭvā vismayam āgamat || 5-14-40
40. taam dR^iSTvaa = seeing that shimshupaa tree; taru gaNaiH = with groups of trees; kaaJNchanaiH = of golden colour; viijitaam = blown; maarutena = by the wind; kinkiNii shata nirghoSaam = with the sound of hundreds of tinkle bells; vismayam aagamat = (Hanuma) got surprised.
Seeing that shimshupaa tree with groups of trees of golden colour blown by the wind, with the sound of hundreds of tinkle bells, Hanuma got surprised.
sa puṣpita agrām rucirām taruṇa ankura pallavām |
tām āruhya mahā vegaḥ śiṃśapām parṇa samvRtām || 5-14-41
41. saH = Hanuma; mahaa baahuH = with great arms; aaruhya = climbing up; taam = that shimshupaa tree; puSpita agraam = with well flowered ends; ruciraam = beautiful one; taruNa ankura pallavaam = mature with young shoots and leaves; parNa samvR^itaam = and covered by leaves.
Hanuma with great arms climbing up that shimshupaa tree with well flowered ends, beautiful tree, mature with young shoots and leaves and covered by leaves (thought thus).
ito drakṣyāmi vaidehīm rāma darśana lālasām |
itaḥ ca itaḥ ca duhkha ārtām sampatantīm yadRccayā || 5-14-42
42. drakSyaami = I will see; yadR^icchayaa = by God's grace; itaH = here; vaidehiim = Seetha; raama darshana laalasaam = who is interested in the sight of Sri Rama; sampatantiim = while she is moving; itaH ca itaH ca = here and there; duhkha aartaam = with grief.
"I will see by God's grace, Seetha who is interested in the sight of Sri Rama while she is moving here and there with grief."
aśoka vanikā ca iyam dṛḍham ramyā durātmanaḥ |
campakaiḥ candanaiḥ ca api bakulaiḥ ca vibhūṣitā || 5-14-43
43. iyam ashoka vanikaa = this Ashoka garden; duraatmanaH = of evil-souled Ravana; dR^iDham = is definitely; ramyaa = beautiful; vibhuuSitaa = it is well decorated; campakaiH = by champaka trees; candanaiH ca = by sandal trees; Vakula = by Vakula tree.
This Ashoka garden of evil-souled Ravana is definitely beautiful; it is well decorated by Champaka trees, by sandal trees and by Vakula trees.
iyam ca nalinī ramyā dvija samgha niṣevitā |
imām sā rāma mahiṣī nūnam eṣyati jānakī || 5-14-44
iyam nalinii ca = this pond also; dvija samgha niSevitaa = served by groups of birds; ramyaa = is beautiful; saa raama mahiSii = that wife of Sri Rama; jaanakii = Janaki; nunam = definitely; eSyati = will come; imaam = for this.
"This pond also served by groups of birds is beautiful; that wife of Sri Rama definitely will come for this pond."
sā rāma rāma mahiṣī rāghavasya priyā sadā |
vana saṃcāra kuśalā nūnam eṣyati jānakī || 5-14-45
45. raama mahiSii = the wife of Sri Rama; raaghavasya priyaa = dear to Sri Rama; satii = a chaste wife; raama = soul captivating one; vana samcaara kushalaa = expert at moving in forest; saa jaanakii = that Janaki; nunam eSyati = will definitely come.
"The wife of Sri Rama dear to Sri Rama, a chaste wife, soul captivating one, expert at moving in forest, that Janaki will definitely come."
athavā mṛga śāva akṣī vanasya asya vicakṣaṇā |
vanam eṣyati sā ca iha rāma cintā anukarśitā || 5-14-46
46. athavaa = otherwise; mR^iga shaava akSii = one with the eyes of a deer; asya vanasya vicakSaNaa = conversant with the forest; raama cinta anukarshitaa = emaciated by the thought of Sri Rama; saa aarya = that noble one; eSyati = will come; iha vanam = for this garden.
"Otherwise one with the eyes of a deer, emaciated by the thought of Sri Rama, that noble one will come for this garden."
rāma śoka abhisamtaptā sā devī vāma locanā |
vana vāsa ratā nityam eṣyate vana cāriṇī || 5-14-47
raama shoka abhisamtaptaa = torched by grief for Sri Rama; vaama locanaa = with beautiful eyes; rataa = interested; nityam = always vana vaase = living in the garden; saa devii = that Devi; vana caariNii = moving about in the garden eSyate = will come.
"Tortured by grief for Sri Rama, with beautiful eyes, interested always living in the garden, that Devi moving about in the garden will come."
vane carāṇām satatam nūnam spṛhayate purā |
rāmasya dayitā bhāryā janakasya sutā satī|| 5-14-48
48. dayitaa bhaaryaa = the beloved wife; raamasya = of Sri Rama; sutaa the daughter; janakasya = of king Janaka; satii = the chaste wife; puraa = earlier; satatam = always; spR^ihayate = was interested; vane caraaNaam = the denizens of the garden; nuunam = this is true.
"The beloved wife of Sri Rama, the daughter of king Janaka, the chaste wife, earlier always was interested the denizens of the garden. This is true."
saṃdhyā kāla manāḥ śyāmā dhruvam eṣyati jānakī |
nadīm ca imām śiva jalām saṃdhyā arthe vara varṇinī || 5-14-49
49. shyaamaa = the ever youthful; varavarNinii = one with the best complexion; jaanakii = Seetha; samdhyaa kaala manaaH = interested in the rites of Sandhya time; dhruvam eSyati = will definitely come; imaam nadiim = to this river; shubha jalaam = with the auspicious water; sandhyaarthe = for Sandhya rite.
"The ever youthful one with the best complexion, Seetha interested in the rites of Sandhya time will definitely come to this river with the auspicious water for Sandhya rite."
tasyāḥ ca api anurūpeyam aśoka vanikā śubhā |
śubhā yā pārthiva indrasya patnī rāmasya sammitā || 5-14-50
50. yaa = whoever Seetha; shubhaa patnii = the auspicious wife; sammataa = a dear one; raamasya = of Sri Rama; ardhi vanasya = the king of kings; tasyaaH = to that Seetha; iyam ashoka vanikaa = this Ashoka garden; shubhaa = an auspicious one; anuruupaapicha = is well suited also
"Whoever Seetha, the auspicious wife, a dear one of Sri Rama, the king of kings, to that Seetha this Ashoka garden, an auspicious one, is well suited also."
yadi jivati sā devī tārā adhipa nibha ānanā |
āgamiṣyati sā avaśyam imām śiva jalām nadīm || 5-14-51
51. saa devii = that Devi; taaraa adhipa nibha aananaa = with the face like that of the moon; jivati yadi = if alive; saa = She; avashyam = definitly; aagamiSyati = will come; imaam nadiim = for this river; shiva jalaam = with auspicious water.
"That Devi with the face like that of the moon, if alive, she definitely will come for this river with auspicious water."
evam tu matvā hanumān mahātmā |
pratīkṣamāṇo manuja indra patnīm ||
avekṣamāṇaḥ ca dadarśa sarvam |
supuṣpite parṇa ghane nilīnaḥ || 5-14-52
52. mahaatmaa = the great-souled; hanumaan = Hanuma; evam matvaa = thus thinking; pratiikSamaaNaH = waiting; manuja indra patniim = for the wife of king of men; niliinaH = being concealed; supuSpite parNa ghane = in the mass of well flowered leaves; sarvam dadarsha = saw everything; avekSamaaNaH ca = observing everywhere.
The great-souled Hanuma thus thinking being concealed in the mass of well flowered leaves saw everything observing everywhere.
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