Hanuma again visits Ashoka garden and sees Seetha once more. He consoles Seetha that Rama along with his forces of monkeys and bears will come soon and after conquering the enemies in battle, will take her back. After bidding adieu to Seetha, he ascends Mount Arishta and enlarges his body making himself ready to leap across the ocean.
tataḥ tu śiṃśapā mūle jānakīm paryavasthitām |
abhivādya abravīt diṣṭyā paśyāmi tvām iha akṣatām || 5-56-1
1. tataH = thereafter; abhivaadya = having offered is salutation; jaanakiim = to Seetha; paryupasthitaam = who was present; shimshupaamuule = at the foot of Ashoka tree; (Hanuma); abraviit = spoke (as follows); diSTyaa = thank Heaven!; pashyaami = I am seeing; tvaam = you; iha = here; akSataam = uninjured.
Thereafter, having offered his salutation to Seetha, who was present at the foot of Ashoka tree, Hanuma spoke: "Thank heaven! I am seeing you uninjured here!"
tataḥ tam prasthitam sītā vīkṣamāṇā punaḥ punaḥ |
bhartṛ sneha anvitam vākyam hanūmantam abhāṣata || 5-56-2
2. tataH = then; punaH punaH = again and again; viikSamaaNaa = beholding; tam hanuumantam = that Hanuma; prasthitam = starting out (for his return-journey); siitaa = Seetha; abhaaSata = spoke; vaakyam = (the following) words; bhartR^isnehaanvitam = endowed with affection towards her husband.
Then, beholding again and again, that Hanuma, who had made ready for his return journey, Seetha spoke the following words, filled with affection towards her husband.
kāmam asya tvam eva ekaḥ kāryasya parisādhane |
paryāptaḥ para vīraghna yaśasyaḥ te bala udayaḥ || 5-56-3
3. paraviiraghna = O Hanuma; the annihilator of enemies!; kaamam = surely; tvam = you; ekaH = alone; paryaaptaH = are enough; parisaadhane = in achievement; asya kaaryasya = of this task; te = your; balodayaH = elevated energy; yashasya = is creditable.
"O Hanuma, the annihilator of enemies! You are yourself surely sufficient single-handed completion of this task. Your elevated energy is creditable indeed.
śaraistuḥ samkulām kṛtvā lankām para bala ardanaḥ |
mām nayet yadi kākutsthaḥ tasya tat sādṛśam bhavet || 5-56-4
4. tu = but; tat bhavet = it will be; sadR^isham = appropriate; tasya kaakutthasaH = of him Rama; parabalaardanaH = who destroys the army of adversaries; nayedyadi = if he takes; maam = me; kR^itvaa = after making; laN^kaam = Lanka; samkulaam = upset; sharaiH = with his arrows.
"But, it will be appropriate for Rama, who destroys the hostile forces, to take me with him, after routing Lanka with his arrows."
tat yathā tasya vikrāntam anurūpam mahātmanaḥ |
bhavati āhava śūrasya tattvam eva upapādaya || 5-56-5
5. tat = therefore; tva = you; upapaadaya = act; yathaa tathaa bhavati = in such a way that; mahaatmanaH = the high-souled Rama; aahavashuurasya = valiant in battle; vikraantam = (may exhibit) prowess; tasya anuruupam = worthy of him.
"Therefore, you act in such a way that the high-souled Rama, valiant in battle, may exhibit prowess worthy of him."
tat artha upahitam vākyam praśritam hetu samhitam |
niśamya hanumān tasyā vākyam uttaram abravīt || 5-56-6
6. nishamya = hearing; tat = those; vaakyam = words; prashritam = which were humble; hetusamhitam = endowed with reason; arthopahitam = and meaningful; tasyaaH = of her; hanumaan = Hanuma; abraviit = spoke; vaakyam = (the following) words; uttaram = in reply.
Hearing those humble, reasonable and meaningful words of Seetha, Hanuma spoke the following words in reply.
kṣipram eṣyati kākutstho hari ṛkṣa pravaraiḥ vṛtaḥ |
yaḥ te yudhi vijitya arīn śokam vyapanayiṣyati || 5-56-7
7. kaakuthsaH = Rama; vR^itaH = surrounded; haryR^iSapravaraiH = with leaders of monkeys and bears; eSyati = will come; kSipram = immediately; yaH = who; vijitya = after conquering; ariin = the enemies; yudhi = in battle; vyapanayiSyati = will take away; te = your; shokam = grief.
"Rama, accompanied by the leaders of monkeys and bears, will come soon and after conquering the enemies in battle, will take away your grief."
evam āśvāsya vaidehīm hanūmān mārut ātmajaḥ |
gamanāya matim kṛtvā vaidehīm abhyavādayat || 5-56-8
8. hanumaan = Hanuma ; maarutaatmajah = the son of wind-god; evam = thus; aashvaasya = consoling; vaidehiim = Seetha; kR^itvaa = and making up; matim = his mind; gamanaaya = to go; vaidehiim abhyavaadayat = saluted Seetha with reverence.
Hanuma, the son of wind-god, thus consoling Seetha and making up his mind to go, saluted Seetha with reverence.
tataḥ sa kapi śārdūlaḥ svāmi saṃdarśana utsukaḥ |
āruroha giri śreṣṭham ariṣṭam ari mardanaḥ || 5-56-9
9. tataH = thereafter; saH = that; kapishaarduulaH = Hanuma the foremost among the monkeys; arimardanah = the annihilator of enemies; svaami samdarshanotsukaH = with an anxious desire to see his lord; aaruroha = ascended; girishreSTham = (that) mountain of excellence; ariSTham = called Arishta.
Thereafter, that Hanuma the foremost among the monkeys, and the annihilator of enemies, with an anxious desire to see his lord, ascended the Mount Arishta of excellence.
tunga padmaka juṣṭābhiḥ nīlābhiḥ vana rājibhiḥ |
sottarīyamivāmbhodaiḥ śṛmgāntaravilambibhiḥ || 5-56-10
10. niilaabhiH = (that mountain) was covered as it were; with dark green; vanaraajibhiH = rows of gardens; tuN^gapadmakajuSTaabhiH = inhabited by towering elephants with red spots on their skin; ambhodaiH = with clouds; shR^iNgaantaravilambibhiH = hanging between its summits; sottariiyamiva = as with an upper garment.
That mountain was covered as it were with dark green rows of gardens inhabited by towery elephants with red spots on their skin and with its clouds hanging between its summits, as with an upper garment.
bodhyamānamiva prītyā divākarakaraiḥ śubhaiḥ |
unmiṣantimivoddhūtairlocanairiva dhātubhiḥ || 5-56-11
11. dhaatubhiH = by metals; uddhuutaiH = scattered here and there; lochanairiva = looking like eyes; unmiSantamiva = drawing up the eye = lids; (the mountain); bodhyamaanamiva = looked like being awakened as it were; priityaa = with love; shubhaiH divaakarakaraiH = by the bright rays of the sun.
By metals scattered here and there, looking like eyes drawing up the eye-lids, the mountain looked like being awakened, as it were, with love by the bright rays of the sun.
toyaughanisvanairmandraiḥ prādhītamiva parvatam |
pragītamiva vispaṣṭairnānāprasravaṇasvnai || 5-56-12
12. parvatam = the mountain; praadhiitamiva = looked like the one who has started reciting the scriptures; vispaSTaiH = clearly; mandraiH toyaughanisvanaiH = in the form of the deep sound of running streams of water; pragiitamiva = singing as it were at a high pitch; naanaa prasravaNasvanaiH = in the form of roaring sound of various cascades.
The mountain looked resembling the one which has started reciting the scriptures clearly in the form of the deep sound of running streams of water, singing as it were at a high pitch, in the form of roaring sound of various cascades.
devadārubhiratyuccairūrdhvabāhumiva sthitam |
prapātajalanirghoṣaiḥ prākṛṣṭamiva sarvataḥ || 5-56-13
13. sthitam = (the mountain) stood; uurdhvabaahum iva = as it were with uplifted arms; atyuchchaiH devadaarubhiH = in the form of very high deodars; praakR^iSTamiva = and which started crying loudly as it were; sarvataH = on all sides; prapaatajalanirghoSaiH = on all sides; prapaatajala nirghoSaiH = in the form of the sound of its cascades.
The mountain stood as it were with uplifted arms in the form of very lofty deodars and which started crying loudly as it were, on all sides, in the form of the sound of its cascades.
vepamānamiva śyāmaiḥ kampamānaiḥ śaradvanaiḥ |
veṇubhirmārutoddhūtaiḥ kūjantamiva kīcakaiḥ || 5-56-14
14. vepamaanamiva = (The mountain) seemed to be trembling; kampamaanaiH = in the form of waving; shaamaiH = dark; sharadvanaiH = antomnal groves; veNubhiH = which was piping as it were; kiichakaiH = in the form of hollow bamboos; maarutoddhuutaiH = shaken up by the wind; kuujantamiva = and as though whistling.
The mountain seemed to be trembling in the form of waving dark automnal groves, which was piping as it were, in the form of hollow bamboos shaken up by the wind and whistling.
vīhārakṛtagambhīrairdhyāyantamiva gahvaraiḥ || 5-56-15
15. niH shvasantamiva = (the mountain) was hissing as it were with fury; aashiiviSottamaiH = in the form of its terrible and most poisonous snakes; dhyaayantamiva = which sat absorbed in meditation as it were; guhvaraiH = in the form of its caves; niihaara kR^ita gambhiiraiH = which were deep and covered with mist.
The mountain was hissing as it were with fury, in the form of its terrible and most poisonous snakes and which sat absorbed in meditation as it were, in the form of its deep caves covered with mist.
meghapādanibhaiḥ pādaiḥ prakrāntamiva sarvataḥ |
jṛmbhamāṇamivākāśe śikharairabhrāmālibhiḥ || 5-56-16
16. prakraantamiva = (the mountain) seems to be setting out on a journey; sarvataH = on all four sides; paadaiH = with the feet of that mountain; meghapaadanibhaiH = looking like rising clouds; shikharaiH = which with its peaks; abhra maalibhiH = having a lining of clouds; jR^imbhamaaNamiva = seemed to stretch its limbs; aakaashe = in the sky.
The mountain seems to be setting out on a journey on all four sides, with feet of the mountain, looking like rising clouds, which with its peaks having a lining of clouds, seemed to stretch its limbs in the sky.
kūṭaiśca bahudhā kīrṇai śobhitam bahukandaraiḥ |
sāla tāla aśva karṇaiḥ ca vaṃśaiḥ ca bahubhiḥ vṛtam || 5-56-17
17. (The mountain) shobhitam = was embellished with; kuuTaishcha = number of summits; bahukandaraiH = and adorned with numerous caves; bahudhaakiirNaiH = scattered at many places; vR^itam = and endowed with; bahubhiH = many; saala taalaashvakarNaishcha = sal; palmyrah; karna and bamboo trees.
The mountain was embellished with a number of summits and adorned with numerous caves scattered at many places and endowed with many sal, palmyrah, karna and bamboo trees.
latāvitānairvitataiḥ pṣpavadbhiralamkṛtam |
nānāmṛgagaṇākīrṇam dhātuniṣyandabhūṣitam || 5-56-18
18. (The mountain); alamkR^itam = was adorned; lataavitaanaiH = with clusters of creepers; vitataiH puSpavadbhiH = having plenty of flowers; naaaa mR^igagaNaakiirNam = filled with many troops of animals; dhaatuniSyanda bhuuSitam = and embellished with gushes of liquid minerals.
The mountain was adorned with clusters of creepers having plenty of flowers, filled with a number of summits and adorned with numerous caves scattered at many places and endowed with many sal, palmyrah, karna and bamboo trees.
bahuprasravaṇopetam śilāsaṃcayasamkaṭam |
maharṣiyakṣagandharvakinnaroragasevitam || 5-56-19
19. (The mountain); bahuprasravaNopetam = was endowed with many cascades; shilaasamchaya samkaTam = crowded together with heaps of rocks; maharSiyakSagandharava kinnaroragasevitam = and frequented by great sages; yakshas; Gandharvas; Kinnaras and celestial serpents.
The mountain was endowed with many cascades, crowded together with heaps of rocks and frequented by great sages, Yakshas, Gandharvas, Kinnaras and celestial serpents.
latāpādapasamghātam simhādhyuṣitakandaram |
vyāgrasamghasamākīrṇam svādumūlaphaladrumam || 5-56-20
20. (The mountain); lataapaada samghaatam = was exquisite with creepers and trees; simhaadhyuSia kandaram = having caves inhabited by lions; vyaaghrasamghasamaakiirNam = filled with a number of tigers; svaadumuula phala drumam = and having sweet roots and fruit-trees.
The mountain was exquisite with creepers and trees, having caves inhabited by lions, spread over with a number of tigers and endowed with sweet roots and fruit-trees.
tam āruroha hanumān parvatam pavanātmajaḥ |
rāma darśana śīghreṇa praharṣeṇa abhicoditaḥ || 5-56-21
21. hanumaan = Hanuma; pavanaatmajah = the son of wind-god; raamadarshana shiighreNa = in a hurry to see Rama; aaruroha = ascended; tamparvatam = that mountain; abhichoditaH = excited as he was; praharSeNa = with an extreme joy.
Hanuma, the son of wind-god, in a hurry to see Rama, ascended that mountain, excited as he was with an extreme joy.
tena pāda tala ākrāntā ramyeṣu giri sānuṣu |
saghoṣāḥ samaśīryanta śilāḥ cūrṇī kṛtāḥ tataḥ || 5-56-22
22. tataH = then; shilaaH = the rocks; ramyeSugirisaanusu = in the charming table-land of the mountain; tena paada talaakraantaaH = on which the soles of his feet lied heavily; sama shiiryanta = were crushed; saghoSaaH = with sounds; chuurNiikR^itaaH = and fallen to pieces.
Then, the rocks in the charming table-land of the mountain, on which the soles of Hanuma lied heavily, were crushed with noise and fallen to pieces.
sa tam āruhya śaila indram vyavardhata mahākapiḥ |
dakṣiṇāt uttaram pāram prārthayaml lavaṇa ambhasaḥ || 5-56-23
23. praarthayan = desirous (of reaching); uttaram paaram = the northern shore; dakSiNaat = from the southern shore; lavaNaambhasaH = of the ocean; mahaakapiH = Hanuma; aaruhya = ascending; tam shailendram = that mountain; vyavardhata = enlarged in his body.
Desirous of reaching the northern shore from the southern shore of that ocean, Hanuma ascended that mountain and enlarged his body.
adhiruhya tato vīraḥ parvatam pavana ātmajaḥ |
dadarśa sāgaram bhīmam mīna uraga niṣevitam || 5-56-24
24. tataH = then; viiraH = the valiant; pavanaatmajaH = Hanuma; adhiruuhya = ascending; parvatam = the mountain; dadarsha = saw; bhiimam = the terrific; saagaram = ocean; miinoraganiSevitam = inhabited by fishes and water-snakes.
Then, the valiant Hanuma after ascending the mountain, saw the terrific ocean inhabited by fishes and water-snakes.
sa māruta iva ākāśam mārutasya ātma sambhavaḥ |
prapede hari śārdūlo dakṣiṇāt uttarām diśam || 5-56-25
25. saH harishaarduulaH = that foremost among the monkeys; aatmasambhavaH = the son; maarutasya = of the wind-god; prapede = entered; aakaasham = the sky; uttaraam disham = towards northern direction; dakSiNaat = from southern direction; maarutaH iva = like a wind.
Hanuma, the foremost among the monkeys and the son of the wind-god, entered the sky towards northern direction, like a wind, from southern direction.
sa tadā pīḍitaḥ tena kapinā parvata uttamaḥ |
rarāsa saha taiḥ bhūtaiḥ prāviśat vasudhā talam || 5-56-26
kampamānaiḥ ca śikharaiḥ patadbhiḥ api ca drumaiḥ |
26. piiDitaH = pressed; tadaa = then; tena kapinaa = by that Hanuma; saH parvatottamaH = that excellent mountain; pravishan = entering; vasudhaatalam = the earth; taiH bhuutaiH saha = along with the various living beings; raraasa = made a noise; kampamaanaiH shikharaiH = with its shaking summits; patadbhiH drumaiH = and toppling trees.
Pressed at that moment by Hanuma, that excellent mountain sank into the bowels of the earth along with the various living beings and made a noise with its shaking summits and toppling trees.
tasya ūru vegān mathitāḥ pādapāḥ puṣpa śālinaḥ || 5-56-27
nipetuḥ bhū tale rugṇāḥ śakra āyudha hatā iva |
27. mathitaaH = shaken; uuruvegaat = by the impetus of the thighs; tasya = of that Hanuma; paadapaaH = trees; puSpashaalinaH = endowed with blossoms; rugNaaH = were broken; nipetuH = and fell down; bhuutale = on earth; shokraayudha hataa iva = as struck by a thunder-bolt.
Shaken by the impetus of the thighs of Hanuma, trees in blossom were broken and fell down on earth, as though struck by a thunder-bolt.
kandara udara saṃsthānām pīḍitānām mahāojasām || 5-56-28
simhānām ninado bhīmo nabho bhindan sa śuśruve |
28. saH bhiimaH ninadaH = that roaring sound; mahaujasaam simhaanaam = of the lions of great prowess; kandaraantara samsthaanaam = dwelling in the midst of the caves; piiDitaanaam = were tormented; shushrave = (and that sound) was heard; bhindan = piercing; uabhaH = the sky.
When the lions of great prowess dwelling in the midst of caves were tormented and roared terribly, that roaring noise was heard as it was piercing the sky.
trasta vyāaviddha vasanā vyākulī kṛta bhūṣaṇā || 5-56-29
vidyādharyaḥ samutpetuḥ sahasā dharaṇī dharāt |
29. vidyaadharyaH = the females of Vidyadhara class of supernatural beings; trasta vyaaviddha vasanaaH = with their raiments in disorder through fear; vyaakuliikR^ita bhuuSaNaaH = and their ornaments fallen off; samutpetuH = went up; sahasaa = (all of a sudden; dharaNiidharaat = from the mountain.
The females of Vidyadhara class of supernatural beings, with their raiments in disorder through fear and their ornaments fallen off, went up all of a sudden from the mountain.
atipramāṇā balino dīpta jihvā mahāviṣāḥ || 5-56-30
nipīḍita śiro grīvā vyaveṣṭanta mahāhayaḥ |
30. mahaahayaH = large serpents; atipramaaNaaH = of immense size; balinaH possessing vigour; diipta jihvaaH = having fiery tongues; mahaaviSaah = very poisonous; nipiiDita shirogriivaaH = with their hoods and necks severely pressed; vyacheSTanta = lay coiled.
Large poisonous serpents of immense size, possessing vigour and having fiery tongues with their hoods and necks severely pressed lay coiled.
kinnara uraga gandharva yakṣa vidyā dharāḥ tathā || 5-56-31
pīḍitam tam naga varam tyaktvā gaganam āsthitāḥ |
31. tadaa = then; tyaktvaa = leaving; tam piiDitam = that tormented; nagavaram = mountain of excellence; kinnaroragagandharva yakSavidyaadharaaH = kinnaras; Nagas; Gandharvas; Yakshas and Vidyadharas; aasthitaaH = ascended; gaganam = to the sky.
Then, leaving that tormented mountain of excellence; Kinnaras, Nagas, Gadharvas, Yakshas and Vidyadharas ascended to the sky.
sa ca bhūmi dharaḥ śrīmān balinā tena pīḍitaḥ || 5-56-32
savṛkṣa śikhara udagrāḥ praviveśa rasā talam |
32. piiDitaH = pressed down; tena balinaa = by the strong Hanuma; saH shriimaan = that beautiful; bhuumidharashcha = mountain; savR^ikSa shikharodagraH = having its elevated summits crowned with trees; pravivesha = entered; rasaatalam = the bowels of the earth.
Pressed down by that strong Hanuma, that beautiful mountain having its elevated summits crowned with trees, entered the bowels of the earth.
daśa yojana vistāraḥ triṃśat yojanam ucchritaḥ || 5-56-33
dharaṇyām samatām yātaḥ sa babhūva dharā dharaḥ |
33. saH dharaadharaH = that mountain; dashayojanavistaaraH = with a width of ten Yojanas (or eighty miles); trimshat yojanam uchchhritaH = and height of thirty Yojanas (two hundred and forty miles); babhuuva = became; yaataH = completely; samataam = in sameness of level; dharaNyaam = with the earth.
That mountain, with a width of ten yojanas (or eighty miles) and a height of thirty yojanas (or two hundred and forty miles) got level with the earth.
sa lilaṅghuyirbhīmam salīlam lavaṇārṇavam || 5-56-34
kallolāsphālavelāntamutpapāta nabho hariḥ |
34. lilaN^ghayiSuH = with a desire to cross; saliilam = easily; bhiimam lavaNaarNavam = the terrific ocean; kallola sphaalavelaantam = whose shores were being lashed by its waves; saH hariH = that Hanuma; utpapaata = jumped up (into the sky).
With a desire to cross easily the terrific ocean, whose shores were being lashed by its waves, which Hanuma jumped up into the air.
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