Ravana sends Jambumali, son of Prahasta, to capture Hanuma. Jambumali attacks Hanuma with his numerous arrows. Hanuma hurls a big rock towards Jambumali, but it fails to kill him. Then, Hanuma throws a big sal tree towards Jambumali and the latter succumbs to it.
saṃdiṣṭo rākṣasa indreṇa prahastasya suto balī |
jambu mālī mahādamṣṭro nirjagāma dhanuḥ dharaḥ || 5-44-1
rakta mālya ambara dharaḥ sragvī rucira kuṇḍalaḥ |
mahān vivṛtta nayanaḥ caṇḍaḥ samara durjayaḥ || 5-44-2
dhanuḥ śakra dhanuḥ prakhyam mahat rucira sāyakam |
visphārayāṇo vegena vajra aśani sama svanam || 5-44-3
1; 2; 3. jambumaalii = Jambumali; mahaadamSTraH = the one with great tusks; dhanurdharaH = wielder a bow; raktamaalyaambaradharaH = the one who wears crimson garlands and clothes; sragvii = wearing a chaplet; ruchikuNDalaH = the one who wears charming ear-rings; mahaan = having a gigantic body; vivR^ttanayanaH = having round and open eyes; chaNTDaH = a demon causing diseases; balii = a strong demon; prahastasya sutaH = and the so of Prahasta; sandiSTaH = commanded; raakSasendreNa = by Ravana; nirjagaama = started; visphaaraaNaH = stretching; vegena = with rashness; mahat dhanuH = his big bow; shakradhanuH prakhyam = resembling a rain bow; ruchirasaayakam = with splendourous arrows; vajraashanisamaprabham = which brilliance was similar to that of lightning and produced a sound like that of a thunder.
Jambumali, the demon with great tusks, wielding a bow, donning crimson garlands and clothes, wearing beautiful chaplet and charming ear-rings, possessing a gigantic body, having round and open eyes, the demon causing diseases, unconquerable in battle, a strong demon and the son of Prahasta, commanded by Ravana, started stretching with rashness his big bow resembling a rain bow garnished splendorous arrows and which brilliance was similar to that of a lightening and produced a sound like that of a thunder.
tasya visphāra ghoṣeṇa dhanuṣo mahatā diśaḥ |
pradiśaḥ ca nabhaḥ caiva sahasā samapūryata || 5-44-4
4. mahataa visphaara ghoSeNa = the tumultuous sound out of the twanging; tasya dhanuSaH = of that bow; sahasaa = soon; samapuuryata = filled up; dishaH = the quarters; pradishashchaiva = the intermediate points; nabhashchaiva = and even the sky.
The tumultuous sound created out of the twanging of that bow, soon filled up the quarters, intermediate points and the sky.
rathena khara yuktena tam āgatam udīkṣya saḥ |
hanūmān vega sampanno jaharṣa ca nanāda ca || 5-44-5
5. udiikSye = seeing; tam = him; aagatam = who arrived; rathena = by a chariot; kharayuktena = yoked with donkeys; saH hanumaan = that Hanuma; vega sampannaH = endowed with swiftness; jaharSa cha = was thrilled with joy; nanaadacha = and made a noise too.
Seeing him, arriving by a chariot yoked with donkeys, that Hanuma who was endowed with swiftness, was thrilled with joy and made a noise too.
tam toraṇa viṭankastham hanūmantam mahākapim |
jambu mālī mahābāhuḥ vivyādha niśitaiḥ śaraiḥ || 5-44-6
6. mahaabaahuH = the long-armed; jambumaalii = Jambumali; vivyaadha = transfixed; nishitaiH = sharp; sharaiH = arrows; tam hanumantam = into that Hanuma; mahaakapim = the great monkey; toraNa viTaN^kastham = who was standing on the top of the archy door-way.
The long-armed Jambumali transfixed sharp arrows into that great monkey, Hanuma who was standing on the top of the archy door-way.
ardha candreṇa vadane śirasi ekena karṇinā |
bāhvoḥ vivyādha nārācaiḥ daśabhiḥ tam kapi īśvaram || 5-44-7
7. vivyaadha = (He) transfixed; tam kapiishvaram = that Hanuma; the leader of monkeys; vadane = in the face; ardha chandreNa = with an arrow with a crescent-shaped head; shirasi = on the head; ekena karNinaa = with an arrow with an ear-shaped top; baahvoH = and in the arms; dashabhiH = with ten; vaaraachaiH = arrows made fully of steel.
He transfixed Hanuma the leader of monkeys in the face with an arrow with a crescent-shaped head, on the head with an arrow having an ear-shaped top and in the arms with ten steel arrows.
tasya tat śuśubhe tāmram śareṇa abhihatam mukham |
śaradi iva ambujam phullam viddham bhāskara raśminā || 5-44-8
8. tat = that; taamram = crimson; mukham = face; abhihatam = hit; shareNa = by an arrow; shushubhe = shone; phullam ambujamiva = like a full-blown lotus; viddham = penetrated; bhaaskara rashminaa = by the ray of the sun; sharadi = in autumn.
That crimson face of Hanuma, hit by an arrow, shone like a full-blown lotus touched by a sun's ray in autumn.
tattasya raktam raktena rañjitam śuśubhe mukham |
yathākāśe mahāpadmaṃ siktaṃ candanabindubhiḥ || 5-44-9
9. tat = that; mukham = face; tasya = of Hanuma; raktam = which was naturally crimson in colour; raN^jitam = smeared; raktena = with blood; shushubhe = beamed; mahaapadmamyathaa = like a large louts; aakaashe = in the sky; siktam = sprinkled; chandana bindubhiH = with drops of sandal.
That face of Hanuma, which was naturally crimson in colour, smeared with blood, beamed like a large lotus in the sky sprinkled with drops of sandal.
cukopa bāṇa abhihato rākṣasasya mahākapiḥ |
tataḥ pārśve ativipulām dadarśa mahatīm śilām || 5-44-10
10. mahaakapiH = Hanuma; baaNaabhihataH = struck by the arrows; chukopa = was enraged; raakSasasya = of the demon; tataH = and then; dadarsha = saw; paarshve = by his side; ativipulaam shilaam = a big rock; mahatiim = of a very large measure.
Hanuma, struck by those arrows, was enraged with that demon and then saw by his side, a big rock of a very large measure.
tarasā tām samutpāṭya cikṣepa balavat balī |
tām śaraiḥ daśabhiḥ kruddhaḥ tāḍayāmāsa rākṣasaḥ || 5-44-11
11. samutpaaTya = uplifting; taam = that rock; tarasaa = with strength; balii = the strong Hanuma; chikSepa = hurled (it); balavat = with force; kruddhaH = the enraged; raakSasaH = demon; taaDayaamaasa = struck; taam = that rock; dashabhiH = with ten; sharaiH = arrows.
Uplifting that rock with strength, the athletic Hanuma hurled it with force. The enraged demon then struck back that rock with ten arrows.
vipannam karma tat dṛṣṭvā hanūmān caṇḍa vikramaḥ |
sālam vipulam utpāṭya bhrāmayāmāsa vīryavān || 5-44-12
12. viiryavaan = the powerful; hanumaan = Hanuma; chaN^Da vikramah = having terrific prowess; dR^iSTvaa = in vain; utpaaTya = and having uprooted; vipulam = a very large; saalam = sal tree; bhraamayaamaasa = whirled it around.
Seeing that work in vain, the powerful Hanuma of terrific prowess, uprooted a very large sal tree and whirled it around.
bhrāmayantam kapim dṛṣṭvā sāla vṛkṣam mahābalam |
cikṣepa subahūn bāṇān jambu mālī mahābalaḥ || 5-44-13
13. dR^iSTvaa = seeing; mahaabalam kapim = the mighty Hanuma; bhraamayantam = whirling around; saala vR^ikSam = the sal tree; mahaabalaH = the exceedingly strong; jambumaalii = Jambumali; chikSepa = discharged; subahuun = numerous baaNaan = arrows.
Seeing the mighty Hanuma, whirling around the sal tree, the exceedingly strong Jambumali discharged numerous arrows.
sālam caturbhiḥ ciccheda vānaram pancabhiḥ bhuje |
urasi ekena bāṇena daśabhiḥ tu stana antare || 5-44-14
14. chichheda = (He) splitted; saalam = sal tree; chaturbhiH = with four arrows; vaanaram bhuje = the arms of Hanuma; paN^chabhiH = with five arrows; urasi = in the chest; ekena baaNena = with one arrow; stanaantare = in the space between the breasts; dashabhiH = with ten arrows.
He splitted sal tree with four arrows and struck the arms of Hanuma with five arrows, in the chest with one arrow and in the space between the breast wit ten arrows.
sa śaraiḥ pūrita tanuḥ krodhena mahatā vṛtaḥ |
tam eva parigham gṛhya bhrāmayāmāsa vegitaḥ || 5-44-15
15. saH = Hanuma; sharaiH puurita tanuH = with his body full of arrows; mahataa krodhena = was highly enraged; gR^ihya = and taking; tam parighameva = the same iron rod; vR^itaH vegitaH = and clasping it swiftly; bhraamayaamaasa = whirled it around.
Hanuma, with his body full of arrows, was highly enraged and taking the same iron rod as well as clasping it swiftly, whirled it around.
ativego ativegena bhrāmayitvā bala utkaṭaḥ |
parigham pātayāmāsa jambu māleḥ mahāurasi || 5-44-16
16. bhraamayitvaa = spinning; parigham = the iron rod; ativegena = with a great speed; balatkaTaH = Hanuma; richly endowed with strength; ativegaH = and highly agitated; paatayaamaasa = threw (it); mahorasi = on the broad chest; jambumaalaH = of Jamubumali.
Spinning the iron rod with a great speed, Hanuma, richly endowed with strength and highly agitated, threw it on the broad chest of Jamubumali.
tasya caiva śiro na asti na bāhū na ca jānunī |
na dhanuḥ na ratho na aśvāḥ tatra adṛśyanta na iṣavaḥ || 5-44-17
17. tasya = that Jambumali's; shiraH chaiva = head; naasti = was not; tatra = there; na = now; jaanunii = his knees; na = nor; dhanuH = his bow; na = nor; rathaH = his chariot; naa dR^ishyanta = ashvaaH = nor his horses were seen; na = nor iSavaH = his arrows.
That Jambumali's head was not there, nor his arms, nor his knees, nor his bow, nor his chariot and nor his horses were seen nor his arrows.
sa hataḥ tarasā tena jambu mālī mahārathaḥ |
papāta nihato bhūmau cūrṇita anga vibhūṣaṇaḥ || 5-44-18
18. hataH = (Thus) struck; tena = by Hanuma; mahaabalaH = the mighty; jambumaalii = Jambumali; chuurNitaan^ga vibhuuSaNaH = with his limbs and ornaments crushed to powder; sahasaa = was instantly; nihataH = killed; papaata = and fell; bhuumau = on the ground.
Thus struck by Hanuma, the mighty Jambumali, with his limbs and ornaments crushed to powder, was instantly killed and fell dead on the ground.
jambu mālim ca nihatam kimkarān ca mahābalān |
cukrodha rāvaṇaḥ śrutvā kopa samrakta locanaḥ || 5-44-19
19. shrutvaa = hearing; jambumaalimcha = Jambumali; nihatam = having been killed; mahaabalaan kimkaraanshcha = as also the might kimbaras; raavaNaH = Ravana; chukrodha = was angry; kopa samrakta lochanah = with his red enraged eyes.
Hearing Jambumali having been killed, as also the mighty Kimkaras, Ravana was angry with his red enraged eyes.
sa roṣa samvartita tāmra locanaḥ |
prahasta putre nihate mahābale |
amātya putrān ativīrya vikramān |
samādideśa āśu niśā cara īśvaraḥ || 5-44-20
20. mahaabale = (Since) the mighty; prahastaputre = son of Prahasta; nihate = was killed; saH nishaachareshvaraH = that Ravana; roSasamvartita taamra lochanaH = rolling his red eyes with rage; aashu = immediately; samaadidesha = ordered; amaatya putraan = the sons of ministers; ativiirya vikramaan = having too much of strength and prowess; (to go to the battle).
Since the mighty son of Prahasta was killed, that Ravana rolling his red eyes with rage, immediately ordered the sons of ministers possessing high strength and prowess, to go to the battle.
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