Hanuma, with his blazing tail comes out and flits over the horses in Lanka, making up his mind to set fire to the city of Lanka which is the only work let for him to do. Hanuma burns the entire city, barring the abode of Vibhishana. All the demons were frightened o seeing the blazing fire, consuming their city with its trees, houses and a host of living beings. Surprised to see the city burning, the celestials and musicians (Gandharvas) gain a great delight.
vīkṣamāṇaḥ tato lankām kapiḥ kṛta mano rathaḥ |
vardhamāna samutsāhaḥ kārya śeṣam acintayat || 5-54-1
1. tataH = then; kR^ita manorathaH = after fulfilling his heart's wish; kapiH = Hanuma; viikSamaaNaH = looking over; laN^kaam = Lanka; achintayat = thought; kaarya sheSam = about the remaining act to be done; vardhamaanasamutsaahaH = with an augmented energy.
Then, after fulfilling his heart's wish, Hanuma, looking over Lanka, thought about the remaining act to be done, with an augmented energy.
kim nu khalv aviśiṣṭam me kartavyam iha sāmpratam |
yat eṣām rakṣasām bhūyaḥ samtāpa jananam bhavet || 5-54-2
2. kimnu = which; kartavyam = (is the) act; khalu = indeed; avashiSTam = remaining; iha = here; me = for me; yat = that; ibhavet = may; bhuuyaH = anguish; saampratam = now; eSaam = to these; rakSasaam = demons?
"Which act indeed is remaing nowto be done by me here, that may further create anguish to these demons?"
vanam tāvat pramathitam prakṛṣṭā rākṣasā hatāḥ |
bala eka deśaḥ kṣapitaḥ śeṣam durga vināśanam || 5-54-3
3. vanam = the garden; pramathitam taavat = has been destroyed; prakR^iSTaaH = excellent; raakSasaaH = demons; hataaH = have been killed; balaikadeshaH = a portion of the army; kSapitaH = has been destroyed durgavinaashanam = the demolition of the fort; sheSam = is remaining.
"I have demolished the garden. I have killed excellent demons. I destroyed a portion of the army. The demolition of the fort is still remaining."
durge vināśite karma bhavet sukha pariśramam |
alpa yatnena kārye asmin mama syāt saphalaḥ śramaḥ || 5-54-4
4. durge = (While) the fort; vinaashite = is destroyed; karma = the task; bhavet = will become; sukhaprishramam = bereft of fatigue; alpayatnena = by a small effort; asmin kaarye = in this task; shramaH = the work; syaat = will become; saphalah = fruitful.
"When the fort gets destroyed, the task (of Rama's battle) will be devoid of fatigue. Even with a small effort in this task, the work will become fruitful."
yo hi ayam mama lāngūle dīpyate havya vāhanaḥ |
asya samtarpaṇam nyāyyam kartum ebhiḥ gṛha uttamaiḥ || 5-54-5
5. nyaayam = It is justified; kartum = to do; samtarpaNam = the act of satiating; asya = to it; ayam = this; haryavaahanaH = fire; yaH diipyate = which is flaring up; mama laaNguule = on my tail; ebhiH = with these; gR^ihottamaH = excellent houses.
"It is justified to satisfy this blazing flame on my tail, by feeding it to the full, with these excellent houses (in the city of Lanka)."
tataḥ pradīpta lāngūlaḥ savidyut iva toyadaḥ |
bhavana agreṣu lankāyā vicacāra mahākapiḥ || 5-54-6
6. tataH = then; mahaakapiH = Hanuma; prataptalaaNguulaH = with his burning tail; vichachaara = strolled; bhavanaagreSu = over the house-tops; laN^kaayaaH = in Lanka; savidyut toyadaH iva = like a cloud charged with lightning.
Then, Hanuma, with his burning tail, strolled over the house-tops of Lanka, like a cloud charged with lightning.
gṛhādgṛham rākṣasānāmudyānāni ca vānaraḥ |
vīkṣamāṇo hyasamtrastaḥ prāsādāṃśca cacāra saḥ || 5-54-7
7. viikSamaaNaH = Surveying; udyaanaani = the gardens; praasaadaashcha = and lofty palatial mansions; saH vaanaraH = that Hanuma; asamtraptaH = without fear; chachaara = wandered; gR^ihaat = from one house; gR^iham = to another house; raakSasaanaam = of the demons.
Surveying the gardens and lofty palatial mansions, that Hanuma, without fear, passed from one house to another, of the demons.
avaplutya mahāvegaḥ prahastasya niveśanam |
agnim tatra sa nikṣipya śvasanena samo balī || 5-54-8
tato.anyatpupluve veśma mahāpārśvasya vīryavān |
mumoca hanumān agnim kāla anala śikhā upamam || 5-54-9
8; 9. avaplutya = jumping down; prahastasya niveshanam = on Prahasta's house; viiryavaan = the valiant; saH = Hanuma; mahaavegaH = with great swiftness; balii = having strength; samaH = equal; shvasanena = to wind; nikSipya = putting down; agnim = fire; tatra = on it; tataH = and from there; pupluve = jumped over; anyat = another; veshma = house; mahaaparshvasya = of Mahaparsva; hanumaan = Hanuman; mumocha = dropped; agnim = fire; kaalaanalashikhopamam = resembling a flame of fire that is to destroy the world; (on that house).
Jumping down on Prahasta's house, the valiant Hanuma, with great swiftness, having strength equal to wind, scattering fire on it, jumped over from there, to another house belonging to Mahaparsva. Hanuma, with great swiftness, having strength equal to wind, scattering fire on it, jumped over from there, to another house belonging to Mahaparsva. Hanuma scattered a fire there resembling a flame of fire that is to destroy the world.
vajradaṃṣṭra sya ca tadā pupluve sa mahākapiḥ |
śukasya ca mahātejāḥ sāraṇasya ca dhīmataḥ || 5-54-10
10. saH mahaakapiH = that Hanuma; mahaatejaa = of great splendour; tadaa = then; pupluve = jumped over; (the houses); vajradamSTrasycha = of Vajradamshtra; shukasya = of Shuka; dhiimataH saaraNasya = and of the intelligent Sarana.
That Hanuma, of great splendour, then leapt to the houses of Vajradamshtra, Shuka and Sarana, the intelligent.
tathā cendrajito veśma dadāha hariyūthapaḥ |
jambumāleḥ sumāleśca dadāha bhavanam tataḥ || 5-54-11
raśmiketośca bhavanam sūryaśatrostathaiva ca |
hrasvakarṇasya daṃṣṭrasya romaśasya ca rakṣasaḥ || 5-54-12
yuddhonmattasya mattasya dhvajagrīvasya rakṣasaḥ |
vidyujjihvasya ghorasya tathā hastimukhasya ca || 5-54-13
karāldasya piśācasya śoṇitākṣasya caiva hi |
kumbhakarṇasya bhavanam makarākṣasya caiva hi || 5-54-14
yajñaśatrośca bhavanam brahmaśatrostathaiva ca|
narāntakasya kumbhasya nikumbhasya durātmanaḥ || 5-54-15
varjayitvā mahātejā vibhīṣaṇagṛham prati |
kramamāṇaḥ krameṇaiva dadāha haripuṅgavaḥ || 5-54-16
11; 12; 13; 14;15; 16. varjayitvaa = leaving; vibhiiSaNa gR^ihamprati = the house of Vibhishana; haripuN^gava = Hanuma; mahaatejaaH = of great splendour; kramamaaNaH = went; krameNaiva = successively; bhavanam = to the house; rashmiketoshcha = of Rashmiketu; tathaiva cha = and; suuryashatroH = of surya shatru; hrasvakarNashcha = of Hrasvakarna; damSTrasya = of Damstra; rakSasaH romashasya = of Romasha the demon; yuddhonmattasya = of Yuddhaumatta; mattasya = of Matta; rakSasaH dhvajagriivasya = of Dhvajagriva; the demon; ghorasya vidyujjihvasya = of the terrific Vidyujjihva; tathaa = and; hastimukhasya cha = of Hastimukha; karaahasya = of Karala; pishaachasya = of Pishacha; shoNitaakSasya chaiva hi = of Shonitaaksha; bhavanam = the house; kumbhakarNasya = of Kumbhakarna; makaraakSasya chaivahi = of Makaraaksha; yajJNashatroshcha bhavanam = the house of Yajnashatru; tathaiva cha = and; brahmashatro = of Bhrahmashatru; naraantakasya = of Narantaka; kumbhasya = of Kumbha; duraatmanaH nikumbhasya = and the house of the evil minded Nikumbha.
Leaving the house of Vibhishana, Hanuma of great splendour, went successively to the houses of Rashmiketu, Surya shatru, Hrasvakarna, Damshtra, Romasha the demon, Yuddhonmatta, Matta, Dhvajagreeva the demon, the terrific Vidyujjihva, Hastimukha, Karala, Pishacha, Shonitaaksha, Kumbhakarna, Makaraksha, Yajnashatru, Brahmashatru, Narantaka, Kumbha as also the evil-minded Nikumbha and burnt the houses.
teṣu teṣu mahārheṣu bhavaneṣu mahāyaśāḥ |
gṛheṣvṛddhimatāmṛddhim dadāha sa mahākapiḥ || 5-54-17
17. saH mahaakapiH = that Hanuma; mahaayashaaH = of great fame; dadaaha = burnt away; R^iddhim = the wealth; teSu teSu = in the respective; mahaarheSu gR^iheSu = mansions; R^iddhimataam = of the rich.
That Hanuma of great fame burnt away wealth in the mansions of the rich.
sarveṣām samatikramya rākṣasendrasya vīryavān |
āsasādātha lakṣmīvān rāvaṇasya niveśanam || 5-54-18
18. samatikramya = having passed over; sarveSaam = all the houses; viiryavaan = the mighty; lakSmiivaan = Hanuman of glory; atha = thereafter; aasasaada = approached; niveshanam = the house; rakSasendrasya = of Ravana the king of demons.
Having passed over all the houses, the mighty and glorious Hanuma thereafter approached the house of Ravana the king of demons.
tatastasmin gṛhe mukhye nānāratnavibhūṣite |
merumandarasaṃkāśe sarvamaṅgaldaśobhite || 5-54-19
pradīptamagnimutsṛjya lāṅgūlāgre pratiṣṭhitam |
nanāda hanumān vīro yugāntajalado yathā || 5-54-20
19; 20. tataH = thereafter; utsR^ijya = throwing; pradiiptam = blazing; agnim = fire; pratiSThitam = located; laN^guulaagre = at the tip of his tail; tasmin mukhye gR^ihe = on that principal house; naanaaratna vibhuuSite = decorated with various kinds of precious stones; merumandara samkaashe = resembling Mounts Meru and Mandara; sarvamaNgaLa shobhite = and embellished with all good work; viiraH = the valiant; hanumaan = Hanuma; nanaada = roared; yugaantajalado yathaa = like a cloud thundering at noon-time in rainy season.
Thereafter, scattering a blazing fire located at the tip of his tail, on that principal house, decorated with various kinds of precious stones, resembling Mounts Meru and Mandara as also embellished with all good work, the valiant Hanuma roared like a cloud thundering at noon-time in a rainy season.
śvasanena ca samyogāt ativego mahābalaḥ |
kāla agniḥ iva jajvāla prāvardhata huta aśanaḥ || 5-54-21
21. samyogaat = in contact; shvasanena = with the wind; hutaashanah = the fire; praavardhata = escalated; ativegaH = with a great speed; mahaabalaH = and a great intensity; jajvaala = blazed; kaalagniriva = like a fire that is to destroy the world.
In contact with the wind, the fire escalated with a great speed and intensity, blazing like a fire that is to destroy the world.
pradīptam agnim pavanaḥ teṣu veśmasu cārayat |
abhūcchvasanasamyogādativego hutāśanaḥ || 5-54-22
22. pavanaH = the wind; aachaarayat = carried; pradiiptam = the blazing; agnim = fire; teSu veshmasu = on those houses; shvasanam yogaat = by combining with the wind; hutaashanaH = the fire; abhuut = became; ativegaH = very swift.
The wind carried the blazing fire to other houses. In conjunction with the wind, the fire became very swift.
tāni kāncana jālāni muktā maṇimayāni ca |
bhavanāni avaśīryanta ratnavanti mahānti ca || 5-54-23
23. taani mahaanti cha bhavanaani = those; large houses; kaaNchana jaalaani = with golden windows; muktaamaNimayaani cha = embedded with pearls; gems; ratnavanti = and precious stones; avashiiryanta = were shattered (to pieces).
Those large houses, with golden windows, embedded with pearls, gems and precious jewels were shattered to pieces.
samjajñe tumulaḥ śabdo rākṣasānām pradhāvatām |
svagRihasya paritrāṇe bhagnotsāhorjiaśriyām || 5-54-24
nūnemeṣā.agnirāyātaḥ kapirūpeṇa hā iti |
24. tumulaH = a tumultuous; shabdaH = voice; samjajJNe = was produced; iti = saying; haa = "Alas!; eSaH agniH = this fire; aayataH = has come; nuunam = really; kapiruupeNa = in the form of a monkey!"; raakSasaanaam = by the demons; pradhaavataam = who were running (hither and thither); paritraaNe = to protect; svagR^ihasya = their houses; bhagnotsaahorjita shriyaam = who lost their energy and abundant wealth.
The demons, who were running hither and thither to protect their houses and who lost their spirits and abundant wealth, created a tumultuous nose, saying "Alas! The fire-god has come really in a form of this monkey!"
krandantyaḥ sahasā petuḥ stanaṃdhayadharāḥ striyaḥ || 5-54-25
kāściragniparītebhyo harmyebhyo muktamūrdhajāḥ |
patantyo rejire.abhrebhyaḥ saudāminya ivāmbarāt || 5-54-26
25; 26. kaashchit = some; striyaH = women; krandantyaH = crying; stamamdhaya dharaaH = carrying their suckling's; muktamuurdhajaaH = and having their hair dishevelled; petuh = felldown; sahasaa = quickly; harmebhyaH = from their houses; agniparitebhyaH = enveloped by fire; rejire = and shone; soudaaminyaH iva = like lightning's; patantyaH = falling; abhrebhyaH = from clouds; ambaraat = from the sky.
Some women crying and carrying their suckling's with their hair dishevelled, fell down from their houses, which were enveloped with fire, and shone like flashes of lightning falling from clouds in the sky.
vajra vidruma vaidūrya muktā rajata samhitān |
vicitrān bhavanāt dhātūn syandamānān dadarśa saḥ || 5-54-27
27. saH = that Hanuma; dadarsha = saw; syandamaanaan = molten; dhaatuun = metals; vajra vidruma vaiduurya muktaa rajata samhitaan = mixed with diamonds; corals; cat's eye gems; pearls and silver; vichintraan bhavanaat = (surging) from every marvellous house.
That Hanuma saw molten metals mixed with diamonds, corals, cat's eye-gems, pearls and silver, surging from every marvellous house.
na agniḥ tṛpyati kāṣṭhānām tṛṇānām ca yathā tathā |
hanūmān rākṣasa indrāṇām vadhe kiṃcin na tṛpyati || 5-54-28
na hanūmadviśastānām rākṣasānām vasundharā |
28. yathaa = how; agniH = the fire; natR^ipyati = is not satisfied; kaaSThaanaam = with firewood; tR^iNaanaam = and dry blades of grass; tathaa = so also; hanumaan = Hanuma; natR^ipyati = was not satisfied; kimchit = even a little; vadhe = in killing; raakSasendraaNaam = of demons; vasundharaa = the earth; na = is not wearied; raakSasaanaam = with the demons; hanumadvishastaanaam = killed by Hanuma (receiving in her lap)
As the fire does not get satisfied with any amount of firewood and straw fed to it, Hanuma was not wearied in killing any number of demons. The earth was not then wearied in receiving the number of demons killed by Hanuma (in her lap).
kvacitkiṃśukasamkāśāḥ kvacicchālmalisannibhāḥ || 5-54-29
kvacitkuṅkumasamkāśāḥ śikhā vahneścakāśire |
29. shikaaH = flames; vahneH = of fire; chakaashire = glittered; kimshukasamkaashaaH = like Kimshuka (Butea frondosa) flowers; kvachit = at some places; shaalmali sannibhaaH = like blossoms of Shalmali tree (Salmalia malabarica); kvachit = at some places; kuNkuma samkaashaaH = like flowers of saffron; kvachit = at some places.
Flames of fire glittered like Kimshuka flowers at some places, blossoms of Shalmali tree at some places and like saffron-flowers at some other places.
hanūmatā vegavatā vānareṇa mahātmanā |
laṅkāpuram pradagdham tadrudreṇa tripuram yathā || 5-54-30
30. tat = that; laN^kaapuram = city of Lanka; pradagdham = was scorched; mahaatmanaa hanuumataa = by the high-souled Hanuma; vegavataa vaanareNa = the swift monkey; tripuram yathaa = as Tripura city; (was scorched); rudreNa = by Rudra.
The high souled Hanuma, the swift monkey scorched the city of Lanka, as Rudra scorched the city of Tripura.
tatastu laṅkāpuraparvatāgre |
smutthito bhīmaparākramo.agniḥ |
prasārya cūḍāvalayam pradīpto |
hanūmatā vegavatā visṛṣṭaḥ || 5-54-31
31. tataH = then; agniH = the fire; bhiima paraakramah = having a terrific prowess; visR^iSTaH = diffused; vegavataa hunuumataa = by the swift Hanuma; prasaarya = having stretched out; chuuDaavalayam = a circle of flames; pradiiptaH = blazed; samutthitaH = and rose up; laN^kaapura parvataagre = to the summit of the mountain on which the city of Lanka was situated.
Then, the fire having a terrific prowess, diffused by the swift Hanuma, stretching out a circle of flames, blazed and rose up to the summit of the mountain on which the city of Lanka.
samāruto.agnirvavṛdhe divaspṛk |
vidhūmaraśmirbhavaneṣu sakto |
rakṣaḥ śarīrājyasamarpitārciḥ || 5-54-32
32. agniH = (that) fire; bhavaneSu = saktaH = diffused on those buildings; samaarutaH = together with the wind; yugaanta kaalaanala tulya vegaH = having a speed equal to the fire at the time of dissolution of the world; vavR^iddhe = grew taller; divispR^ik = touching the sky; (that fire was) vidhuuma rashmiH = having smokeless splendour; rakSaH shariiraajya samarpitaarchiH = with flames consigned to the bodies of demons like a ghee.
That fire diffused on those buildings, together with the wind picked up a speed equal to that of a fire at the time of dissolution of the world. It grew taller, touching the sky with a smokeless splendour. Those flames of fire shot up, as inflamed by ghee
ādityakoṭīsadṛśaḥ sutejā |
laṅkām samastām parivārya tiṣṭhan |
rbhindannivāṇḍam prababhau mahāgniḥ || 5-54-33
33. mahaagniH = the great fire; parivaarya tiSThan = persisted; surrounding; samastaan laN^kaam = the entire Lanka; sutejaaH = with a good splendour; aaditya koTiisadR^ishaH = equal to that of a crore of suns; prababhau = blazed; aN^Dam bhindanniva = like a broken-up hemi-sphere of the world; shabdaiH = with sounds; anekaiH = in multitude; ashanipraruuDhaH = of a widely thunderbolt.
The great fire persisted, surrounding the entire Lanka, having a good splendour equal to that of millions of suns and blazed like a broken-up hemi-sphere of the world, creating many sounds of a wide-spread thunderbolt.
rūkṣaprabhaḥ kiṃśukapuṣpacūḍāḥ |
nīlotpalābhāḥ pracakāśire.abhrāḥ || 5-54-34
34. tatra = there; ruukSaprabhaH = with a harsh splendour; agniH = the fire; atipravR^iddhaH = extended fully; ambaraat = to the sky; kimshukapuSpa chuuDa = having a crest like; kimshuka flowers; (shooting flomes) abravaaH = the clouds; niilotpalaabhaaH = bearing the colour of blue lotuses; prachakaashire = shone; nirvaaNa dhuuma kuularaajayaH = as covered by smoke formed out of extinguished fire.
The fire with a fierce splendour there, extended fully to the sky, shooting flames like Kumshuka flowers. The clouds, bearing the colour of blue lotuses, shone as covered by smoke formed out of the extinguished fire.
vajrī mahendrastridaśeśvaro vā |
sākṣādyamo vā varuṇo.anilo vā |
rudrognirarko dhanadaśca somo |
na vānaro.ayam svayameva kālaḥ | 5-54-35
35. ayam = he; na = is not; vaanaraH = a monkey; (He is) mahendraH vaa = either Indra; vajraa = wielding a thunderbolt; saakSaat yamovaa = or Yama the lord of death appearing before the eyes; varuNaH = or Varuna the lord of water; anilovaa = or the wind-god; agniH = or the fire; rudraH = seated in the third eye of Lord Shiva; arkaH = or the sun-god; dhanadashcha = or Kubera the lord of riches; somah = or the moon-god; svayameva kaalaH = he may be Kala (the Time-spirit) himself.
"He is not a monkey. He is either Indra the Lord of celestials wielding a thunderbolt, or Yama the lord of death of water, or the wind-god or the fire seated in the third eye of Lord Shiva or the sun-god or Kubera the lord of riches or the moon-god. He may be Kala (the Time-spirit) himself."
kim brahmaṇa sarvapitāmahasya |
sarvasya dhātuścaturānanasya |
ihāgato vānararūpadhārī |
rakṣopasamhārakaraḥ pratāpaḥ 5-54-36
36. kim = whether; chaturaananasya brahmaNaH prataapaH = the rage of four-faced Brahama; sarva pitaamahasya = the grand father of all; sarvasya dhaatuH = and the creator of all; upaayataH = has arrived; iha = here; vaanara ruupa dhaarii = in the guise of a monkey; rakSopasamhaarakaraH = playing the role of a destroyer of demons?.
"Whether the rage of four-faced Brahma, the grand father of all and the creator of all has arrived here in the guise of a monkey, playing the role of a destroyer of demons?"
kim vaiṣṇavam vā kapirūpametya |
rakṣovināśāya param sutejaḥ |
svamāyayā sāmpratamāgatam vā 5-54-37
37. kim vaa = or whether; param = a supreme; sutejaH = bright energy; vaiSNavam = of Vishnu; the lord of maintenance of the Universe; achintyam = unthinkable; avyaktam = unmanifest; anantam = infinite; edam = and peerless; aagatam = arrived; etya kapiruupam = assuming the form of a monkey; rakSovinaashaaya = for the destruction of demons; saampratam = now; svamaayayaa = by virtue of Her extra ordinary power?
"Or whether a supreme bright energy of Vishnu, the lord of maintenance of the Universe, unthinkable, unmanifest, infinite and pearless, arrived now, assuming the form of a monkey for the destruction of demons, by virtue of Her extraordinary power?"
ityevamūcurbahavo viśiṣṭā |
rakṣogaṇāstatra sametya sarve |
saprāṇisamghāṃ sagṛhām savṛkṣām |
dagdhām purīm tām sahasā samīkṣya || 5-54-38
38. ityevam = thus; uuchuH = spoke; sarve = all; vishiSTaaH raakSogaNaaH = those excellent troops of demons; bahavaH = in multitude; sametya = gathering together; tatra = there; samiikSya = on seeing; taam puriim = the city; dagdhaam = burnt; sahasaa = so soon; sapraaNisamghaam = with its host of living beings; sagR^ihaam = along with houses; savR^ikSaam = as also trees.
Thus spoke all those excellent troops of demons in multitude, gathering together there, on seeing that city scorched so soon, with its host of living beings, houses and trees.
tatastu laṅkā sahasā pradagdhā |
sarākṣasā sāśvarathā sanāgā |
sapakṣisamghā samṛgā savṛkṣā |
ruroda dīnā tumulam saśabdam || 5-54-39
39. tataH = then; laN^kaa = Lanka; pradagdhaa = having been scorched; sahasaa = suddenly; saraakSasaa = with its demons; saashva rathaa = horses; chariots; sa naagaa = elephants; sapkSisamghaa = multitude of birds; samR^igaa = animals; savR^ikSaa = and trees; ruroda = cried; diinaa = pitiably; sashabdam tumulam = with tumultuous noise.
Then, Lanka having been scorched with its demons, horses, chariots, elephants, multitude of birds, animals and trees, cried pitiably with tumultuous noise.
hā tāta hā putraka kānta mitra |
hā jīvitam bhogayutam supuṇyam |
rakṣobhirevam bahudhā bruvadbhiḥ |
śabdaḥ kṛto ghoraravaḥ subhīmaḥ || 5-54-40
40. subhiimaH = a very terrific; shabdaH = noise; kR^itaH = was made; ghoraravaH = with a dreadful sound; bruvadbhiH = spoken; bahudhaa = in many ways; rakSobhiH = by demons; evam = thus; haa taata = O my dear father!; haa putraka = O my beloved son!; kaanta = O my beloved husband!; mitra = O my friend!; haa supuNyam jiivitam = O my very auspicious life; bhogayutam = filled with enjoyments.
Making a very terrific noise with a dreadful sound, the demons cried in various ways as follows: "O my dear beloved son! O my beloved husband! O my friend! O my very auspicious life, filled with enjoyments!"
hutāśanajvālasamāvṛtā sā |
hatapravīrā parivṛttayodhā |
hanūmataḥ krodhabalābhibhūtā |
babhūva śāpopahatea laṅkā || 5-54-41
41. saa laNKaa = that Lanka; babhuuva = appeared; shaapopahateva = as afflicted by a curse; krodha balaabhibhuutaa = defeated by a strong fury; hanuumataH = of Hanuma; hutaashana jvaala samaavR^itaa = enveloped by flames of fire; hata praviiraa = with its distinguished heroes killed; parivR^ittayodhaan = with its warriors retreated.
That Lanka appeared as though afflicted by a curse, as defeated by a strong fury of Hanuma, enveloped by flames of fire, with its distinguished heroes killed and with its warriors in retreat.
sa sambhrāmatrastaviṣaṇṇarākṣasāṃ |
dadarśa laṅkām hanumān mahāmānāḥ |
svayambhūkopopahatāmivāvanim || 5-54-42
42. hanumaan = Hanuma; mahaamanaaH = with his great mind; dadarsha = saw; laN^kaam = Lanka; sasambhramatrasta viSaNNa raakSasaam = with its confused; frigtened and dejected demons; samujjvala hutaashanaaN^kitaam = marked by blazing flames of fire; avanim iva = appearing like an earth; svayambhu kopahataam = afflicted by the fury of Brahama; the creator of the universe.
Hanuma, with his great mind, saw Lanka with its dazed, frightened and dejected demons, marked by blazing flames of fire and afflicted by the fury of Brahma the creator of the universe.
bhamktvā vanam pādaparatnasamkulam |
hatvā tu rakṣāṃsi mahānti samyuge |
dagdhvā purīm tām gṛharatnamālinīm |
tasthau hanūmān pavanātmajaḥ kapiḥ || 5-54-43
43. bhamktvaa = Breaking; vanam = the garden; paadaparatna samkulam = which was full of excellent trees; hanuumaan = Hanuma; pavanaatmajaH kapiH = the monkey and son of wind-god; hatvaa = (after) killing; mahaanti = great; rakSaamsi = demons; samyuge = in the battle; dagdhvaa = and scorching; taam purrim = that city; gR^iharatnamaaliniim = endowed with a series of excellent houses; tasthau = stood at ease.
After demolishing the garden which was full of excellent trees, killing great demons in battle and burning that city endowed with a series of excellent houses, Hanuma the monkey and the son of wind-god, stood at ease.
trikūṭaśṛṅgāgratale vicitre |
pratiṣṭhito vānararājasimhaḥ |
vyarājatāditya ivāṃśumālī || 5-54-44
44. pratiSThitaH = standing; vichintre trikuuTa shR^ingaagratale = on the wonderful flat summit of Mount Trikuta; vaanara raaja simhaH = Hanuma; the foremost leader of the monkeys; pradiipta laaNguula kR^itaarchimaalii = having a garland of flames formed by his blazing tail; vyaraajata = shone; aadityaH iva = like the sun; amshumaalii = having a garland of rays.
Standing there on the wonderful flat summit of Mount Trikuta, Hanuma the foremost leader of the monkeys, having a garland of flames formed by his blazing tail, shone like the sun having a garland of rays.
sa rākṣasāṃstān subahūṃśca hatvā |
vanam ca bhamktvā bahūpādapam tat |
visṛjya rakṣobhavaneṣu cāgnim |
jagāma rāmam manasā mahātmā || 5-54-45
45. hatvaa = killing; taan subabhuun = those several; raakSasaan = demons; bhaktvaa = demolishing; tat vanamcha = that garden also; bahupaadapam = endowed with several trees; visR^ijya = and throwing; agnim = fire; rakSobhavaneSu = on the houses of demons; saH mahaatmaa = that high souled Hanuma; manasaa = mentally; jagaama = went; raamam = to Rama.
Killing those multitudes of demons, demolishing that garden endowed with several trees and scattering fire on the houses of demons, the high-souled Hanuma sought Rama with his mind.
tatastu tam vānavīramukhyam |
mahābalam mārutatulyavegam |
mahāmatim vāyusutam variṣṭham |
pratuṣṭavurdevagaṇāśca sarve || 5-54-46
46. tataH = then; sarve = all; devagaNaaH = the multitude of celestials; pratuSTuvuH = enlogised; tam vaayusutam = that Hanuma; vaanara viira mukhyam = the principal; warrior of the monkeys; mahaabalam = possessing great strength; maarutatulya vegam = and swiftness equal to the wind; mahaamatim = greatly intelligent; variSTham = and the most excellent.
Then, all the multitude of celestials enlogised that Hanuma, the principal warrior of the monkeys, possessing great strength and swiftness similar to the wind, greatly intelligent and the most excellent.
bhamktvā vanam mahātejā hatvā rakṣāṃsi samyuge |
dagdhvā laṅkāpurīm ramyām rarāja sa mahākapiḥ || 5-54-47
47. bhanktvaa = demolishing; vanam = the garden; hatvaa = killing; rakSaamsi = the demons; samyuge = in battle; mahaatejaaH = greatly splendoured; mahaakapiH = Hanuma; raraaja = shone; dagdhvaa = after burning; ramyaam = the beautiful; laN^kaapuriim = City of Lanka.
Demolishing the garden, killing the demons in battle, Hanuma of great splendour shone brightly, after burning the beautiful City of Lanka.
tatra devāḥ sagandharvāḥ siddhāśca paramarṣyaḥ |
dṛṣṭvā laṅkām pradgdhām tām vismayam paramam gatāḥ || 5-54-48
48. dR^iSTvaa = seeing; taam laNKaam purrim = that city of Lanka; dagdhaam = burnt; tatra = there; devaaH = celestials; siddhaashcha = saints; para marSayaH = and great sages; sagandharvaaH = along with celestial musicians; gataaH = got; paramam = a colossal vismayam = surprise.
Seeing that city of Lanka burnt there, celestials, saints and great sages along with celestial's musicians, got a colossal surprise.
tam dṛṣṭvā vānaraśreṣṭham hanumantam mahākapim |
kālāgniriti saṃcintya sarvabhūtāni tatrasuḥ || 5-54-49
49. dR^iSTvaa = seeing; tam hanumantam = that Hanuma; vaanarashreSTham = the foremost among the monkeys; mahaakapim = and a great monkey; sarva bhuutaani = all the created beings; tatrasuH = were frightened; samchintya = thinking him; kaalaagni riti = to be a fire that is to destroy the world.
Seeing that Hanuma, the foremost among the monkeys and a mighty monkey, all the created beings were frightened, thinking of him as a fire that is to destroy the world.
devāśca sarve munipuṅgavāśca |
bhūtāni sarvāṇi mahānti tatra |
jagmuḥ parām prītimatulyarūpām || 5-54-50
50. tatra = there; sarve = all; devaashcha = the celestials; munipuN^gavaashcha = excellent sages; gandharva vidyaadhara naagayakSaaH = Gandharvas the celestials musicians; Vidyaadharas the supernatural beings; Nagas the celestial serpents and Yakshas the spirits; sarvaani = all; mahaanti bhuutaani = great living beings; jagmuH = got; paraam = a great; atulya ruupaam = peerless; priitim = delight.
There, all the celestial musicians, Vidyadharas the supernatural beings, Nagas the celestial serpents, Yakshas the spirits and all great living beings attained a great joy.
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