Rama asks Hanuma to proceed to Shringaberapura and communicate to Guha about his welfare and also to know the appropriate path to Ayodhya. Rama also asks Hanuma to go to Ayodhya and communicate to Bharata about his welfare and also the previous happenings at the forest and at Lanka, including the abduction of Seetha and her restoration, by killing Ravana in battle. Rama also asks Hanuma to inform Bharata, about their arrival at the proximity of Ayodhya, along with Sugreeva and Vibhishana. Accordingly, Hanuma approaches Guha and Bharata in Nandigrama and informs the pleasant news about the welfare of Rama as well as his impending return to Ayodhya. Bharata is overjoyed on hearing the glad tidings from Hanuma and offers him a number of valuable gifts, for having communicated the agreeable news to him.
ayodhyAM tu samAlokya chintayAmAsa rAghavaH |
priyakAmaH priyaM rAmastatastvaritavikramam
ayodhyaaM tu samaalokya chintayaamaasa raaghavaH |
priyakaamaH priyaM raamastatastvaritavikramaH || 6-125-1
1. samaaloky = looking at; ayodhyaam = Ayodhya; raamaH = Rama; raaghavaH = born in Raghu dynasty; tvarita vikramaH = who was quick in exhibiting prowess; priyakaamaH = who wished to do a kindly act; chintayaamaasa = contemplated; tataH = thereupon; priyam = to do a kindly act.
Looking at Ayodhya, Rama, a scion of Raghu dynasty, for his part, who wished to do a kindly act and who was quick in exhibiting prowess, contemplated thereupon to do a kindly act.
chintayitvA tato dR^iShTiM vAnareShu nyapAtayat |
uvAcha dhImAMstejasvI hanUmantaM plava~Ngamam || 6-125-2
2. chintayitvaa = having contemplated; dhiimaan tejasvii = the sagacious and the glorious Rama; tataH = then; nyapaatayat = cast; dR^iShTim = his glimpse; vaanareShu = on the monkeys; uvaacha = and spoke; hanuumantam = to Hanuma; plavaN^gamma = the monkey.
Having thus contemplated, the sagacious and the glorious Rama then cast his glimpse on the monkeys and spoke to Hanuma, the monkey (as follows):
ayodhyAM tvarito gachchha kShipraM tvaM plavagottama |
jAnIhi kachchitkushalI jano nR^ipatimandire || 6-125-3
3. plavaga sattama = O the foremost of the monkeys!; gatvaa = going; tvaritaH shiighraH = with all speed; ayodhyaam = to Ayodhya; jaaniihi = find out; janaH kushalii kachchit = whether the people there are sage; nR^ipatimandire = in the royal palace.
"O the foremost of the monkeys! Going with all speed to Ayodhya, find out whether the people there, are safe in the royal palace.
shR^i~NgaverapuraM prApya guhaM gahanagocharam |
niShAdAdhipatiM brUhi kushalaM vachanAnmama || 6-125-4
4. praapya = reaching; shR^iN^ga berapuram = Shringaberapura; bruuhi = communicate; kushalam = about my welfare; mama vachanaat = in my name; guha = to Guha; niShaadaadhipatim = the king of Nishadas; a wild tribe; gahanagocharam = who lives in the forest.
"Reaching then to Shrigaberapura, communicate in my name, about my welfare to Guha, the king of Nishadas, a wild tribe living in the forest."
shrutvA tu mAM kushalinamarogaM vigatajvaram |
aviShyati guhaH prItaH sa mamAtmasamaH sakhA || 6-125-5
5. guhaH = Guha; bhaviShayti = will be; priitaH = pleased; shrutvaa = in hearing; maam = about me; aatmasamaH = as well as my own self.
"Guha will be pleased to hear about me, as being safe, healthy and free from trouble. He is my friend, as well as my own self."
ayodhyAyAshcha te mArgaM pravR^ittiM bharatasya cha |
nivedayiShyati prIto niShAdAdhipatirguhaH || 6-125-6
6. priitaH = feeling pleased; guhaH = Guha; niShaadaadhipatiH = the lord of Nishadas; the wild tribe; nivedayiShyati = will tell; te = you; maargam = the path; ayodhyaayaaH = to Ayodhya; pravR^ittimcha = and the news; bharatasya = about Bharata.
Feeling pleased, Guha, the lord of Nishadas, the wild tribe, will tell the path to Ayodhya and the news about Bharata."
bharatastu tvayA vAchyaH kushalaM vachanAnmama |
siddhArthaM shaMsa mAM tasmai sabhAryaM sahalakShmaNam || 6-125-7
7. bharataH tu = Bharata too; vaachyaH = is to be asked by you; mama vachanaat = in my name; kushalam = the news about his welfare; shamsa = tell; tasmai = him; maam = that me; sabhaaryam sahalakShmaNam = along with my wife and Lakshmana; siddhaartham = have accomplished on object.
"Bharata too is to be asked by you, the news about his welfare, in my name. Tell him of me as having returned, accomplished of our object, with my consort and Lakshmana."
haraNaM chApi vaidehyA rAvaNena balIyasA |
sugrIveNa cha saMvAdaM vAlinashcha vadhaM raNe || 6-125-8
8. (shamsa) = tell him; haraNam = about the abduction; vaidehyaaH = of Seetha; baliiyasaa raavaNena = by the mighty Ravana; samvaadamcha = my conversation; sugriiveNa = with Sugreeva; vadham = and the killing; vaalinaH = of Vali; rane = in combat.
"Tell him about the abduction of Seetha by the mighty Ravana, my conversation with Sugreeva and the killing of Vali in combat."
maithilyanveShaNaM chaiva yathA chAdhigatA tvayA |
la~NghayitvA mahAtoyamApagApatimavyayam || 6-125-9
9. (Tell him) maithiliyanveShaNam chaiva = also about the search for Seetha; yathaa = and how; adhigataa = she was traced out; tvayaa = by you; laN^ghayitvaa = in crossing; avyayam aapagaapatim = the never-diminishing ocean; mahaatoyam = with extensive waters.
"Tell him also about the search for Seetha and how she was traced out by you, after crossing the never-diminishing ocean, having extensive waters."
upayAnaM samudrasya sAgarasya cha darshanam |
yathA cha kAritaH setU rAvaNashcha yathA hataH || 6-125-10
10. (Tell him) upayaanam = about our going near; samudrasya = the ocean; darshanamcha = the appearance; saagarasya = of the ocean; yathaa = how; setuH = the bridge; kaaritaH = was constructed; yathaa = and how; raavaNashcha = Ravana; hataH = was killed.
"Tell him about our going near the ocean, the appearance of the ocean, how the bridge was constructed there and how Ravana was killed."
varadAnaM mahendreNa brahmaNA varuNena cha |
mahAdevaprasAdAchcha pitrA mama samAgamam || 6-125-11
11. (Tell him) varadaanam = about the bestowal of boons; mahendreNa = by Indra the lord of celestials; brahmaNaa = by Brahma the lord of creation; varuNena = and by Varuna the lord of waters; maama samaagamam = my meeting; pitaa = with my (deceased) father; mahaadevaprasaadena = through the grace of Shiva; the Supreme Deity.
"Tell him about the bestower of boons by Indra the lord of celestials, by brahma the lord of creation, and by Varuna the lord of waters, my meeting with my (deceased) father, through the grace of Shiva the Supreme Deity."
upayaataM cha maaM saumya bharataaya nivedaya |
saha raakShasaraajena hariiNaamiishvareNa cha || 6-125-12
12. saumya = O gently Hanuma!; nivedaya = inform; bharataaya = to Bharata; maam = of me; upayaatam = as having come near; raakShasaraajena saha = along with Vibhishana; iishvareNa hariiNaam = and Sugreeva the lord of monkeys.
"O gentle Hanuma! Inform to Bharata, of me as having come near Ayodhya, along with Vibhishana and Sugreeva the lord of monkeys."
jitvA shatrugaNAnrAmaH prApya chAnuttamaM yashaH |
upayAti samR^iddhArthaH saha mitrairmahAbalaH || 6-125-13
13. (Tell him) raamaH = (that) Rama; upaayaati = is coming; jitvaa = having conquered; shatrugaNaam = hosts of enemies; praapyacha = having obtained; anuttamaam yashaH = an excellent fame; samR^iddhaarthaH = having accomplished his purpose; mahaabalaiH mitraiH saha = along with his mighty friends.
"Tell him, that having conquered hosts of enemies and obtained an excellent fame, is purpose having been accomplished, Rama is coming near, with is mighty friends."
etachchhrutvA yamAkAraM bhajate bharatastataH |
sa cha te veditavyaH syAtsarvaM yachchApi mAM prati || 6-125-14
14. saH cha = it is also; veditavyaH = to be known; te = by you; aakaaram = the facial expression; yan = which; bhajate = he obtained; shrutvaa = after having heard; etat = this; sarvam = all; yachchaapi = syaat = that he intends to do; maam prati = in relation to me.
"It is also to be observed by you, about the facial expression which Bharata wears, after hearing all this and also all that he intends to do in relation to me."
GYeyAH sarve cha vR^ittAntA bharatasye~NgitAni cha |
tattvena mukhavarNena dR^iShTyA vyAbhAShaNena cha || 6-125-15
15. sarvecha = all; vR^ittaantaaH = the occurances; JNeyaaH = are to be known; mukhavarnena = by the colour of his face; dR^iShTyaa = by his glances; vyaabhaaShitena = and by his speech; iN^gitaani = gestures; bharatasya = of Bharata; tattvataH = are to be really; jJNeyaaH = known.
"All the occurrences there are to be known. All the gestures of Bharata are to be ascertained through the colour of his face, glances and the speech."
sarvakAmasamR^iddhaM hi hastyashvarathasa~Nkulam |
pitR^ipaitAmahaM rAjyaM kasya nAvartayenmanaH || 6-125-16
16. kasya = whose; manaH = mind; na aavartayet = does not turn round; raajyam = with a kingdom; sarvakaama samR^iddham = abundantly rich in all coveted enjoyments; hastyashvaratha samkulam = teeming with elephants; horses and chariots; pitR^ipaitaamaham = and which is inherited from one's father?
"Whose mind does not turn round, with a kingdom abundantly rich in all coveted enjoyments, teeming with elephants horses and chariots and which is in herited from one's father?"
saMgatyA bharataH shrImAnrAjyenArthI svayaM bhavet |
prashAstu vasudhAM sarvAmakhilAM raghunandanaH || 6-125-17
17. samgatyaa = having been associated (for long); raajyena = with the kingdom; bhavet shriimaan bharataH = if the illustrious Bharata; arthii = has a desire; svayam = for himself; raghunanadanaH = (let) Bharata; prashaastu = rule; sarvaam vasudhaam = the entire kingdom; akhilaam = in one piece.
"Having been associated with the kingdom for long, if the illustrious Bharata is longing for it himself, let Bharata rule the entire kingdom in one piece."
tasya buddhiM cha viGYAya vyavasAyaM cha vAnara |
yAvanna dUraM yAtAH smaH kShipramAgantumarhasi || 6-125-18
18. vaanara = O Hanuma!; viJNaaya = understanding; tasya = his; buddhim = mind; vyavasaayamcha = and perception; arhasi = you ought; aagantum = to come; kShipram = quickly; yaavat duuram na yaataa smaH = before we do not go for a long distance towards Ayodhya.
"O Hanuma! Understanding his mind and perception, you ought to return quickly, before we are not gone for a long distance towards Ayodhya."
iti pratisamAdiShTo hanUmAnmArutAtmajaH |
mAnuShaM dhArayanrUpamayodhyAM tvarito yayau || 6-125-19
19. iti = thus; pratisamaadiShTaH = commanded; hanuman = hanuma; maarutaatmajaH = the son of wind-god; dhaarayan = assuming; maanuSham ruupam = a human form; tvaritaH = swiftly; yayau = went; ayodhyaam = to Ayodhya.
Assuming a human form, when thus commanded by Rama, Hanuma the son of wind-god, swiftly left for Ayodhya.
athotpapaata vegena hanuumaan maarutaatmajaH |
garutmaaniva vegena jighR^ikShan pannagottamam || 6-125-20
20. garutmaaniva = as Garuda the eagle; (flies) vegena = speedily; jighR^ikShan = with an intention to seize; pannagottamam = a large snake; maarutaatmajaH = Hanuma the son of wind-god; atha = then; utpapaata = flew up; vegena = with speed.
Hanuma, the son of wind-god then flew up with speed towards Ayodhya, as Garuda the eagle would fly with speed, while seeking to catch a large snake.
la~NghayitvA pitR^ipathaM bhujagendrAlayaM shubham |
ga~NgAyamunayorbhImaM saMnipAtamatItya cha || 6-125-21
shR^i~NgaverapuraM prApya guhamAsAdya vIryavAn |
sa vAchA shubhayA hR^iShTo hanUmAnidamabravIt || 6-125-22
21-22. laNghayitvaa = leaping; shubham pitR^ipatham = into the auspicious sky; vhagendraalayam = the dwelling place of birds; samatiitya = crossing over; bhiimam samaagamam = the terrific conjuction; gaN^gaayamunayoH = of Ganga and Yamuna rivers; praapya = reaching; shR^iNgaberapuram = the City of Shringabera; aasaadya = and approaching; guham = Guha; viiryavaan sah hanuumaan = that valiant hanuma hR^iShTaH = joyfully; abraviit = spoke; idam = the following words; shubhayaa vaachaa = in a charming voice:
Leaping into the auspicious sky, the dwelling place of birds, duly crossing over the terrific conjunction of Ganga and Yamuna rivers, reaching Shringaverapura and approaching Guha (the chief of Nishadas), that valiant Hanuma spoke the following words in a charming voice:
sakhA tu tava kAkutstho rAmaH satyaparAkramaH |
sasItaH saha saumitriH sa tvAM kushalamabravIt || 6-125-23
23. saH raamaH = that Rama; tava sakhaa = your friend; kaakutthsaH = born in Kakutthsa dynasty; satya paraakramaH = who is true in his prowess; sa siitaH = along with Seetha; saha saumitriH = and Lakshmana; abraviit = enquired; tvaam kushalam = of your welfare.
"Along with Seetha and Lakshmana, Rama, your friend, that scion of Kakutthsa, of true prowess, has for his part enquired of your welfare."
pa~nchamImadya rajanImuShitvA vachanAnmuneH |
bharadvAjAbhyanuGYAtaM drakShyasyadyaiva rAghavam || 6-125-24
24. drakShyasi = you can see; raaghavam = Rama; adyaiva = here itself today; bharadvaajaanuJNaatam = when he has been duly permitted by Bharadwaja the sage; uShitvaa = after spending; muneH = vachanaat = at the instance of the sage; raajaniim = for a night; paN^chamiim = of the fifth lunar day (of the bright half of the month of Ashvayuja).
"You can see Rama here itself today, when he has been duly permitted by Bharadwaja the sage, after spending, at the instance of the sage, for a night of the fifth lunar day (of the bright half of the month of Ashvayuja)."
evamuktvA mahAtejAH samprahR^iShTatanUruhaH |
utpapAta mahAvego vegavAnavichArayan || 6-125-25
25. vegavaan = that swift moving Hanuma; samprahR^iShTa tanuuruhah = with his rejoicingly feather-like body; mahaa tejaaH = and with a great splendor; avichaarayan = not thinking of his fatigue; utpapaata = sprang up; mahaavegaat = with a great speed.
That swift-moving Hanuma, with his rejoicingly feather-like body and with a great splendor, not thinking of his fatigue, sprang up with a great speed.
so.apashyadrAmatIrthaM cha nadIM vAlukinIM tathA |
varuuthiiM gomatIM chaiva bhiimaM sAlavanaM tathA || 6-125-26
prajaashcha bahusaahasriiH sphiitaan janapadaanapi |
26. saH = Hanuma; apashyat = saw; raamatiirtham = Ramatirtha; a place of a descent into the river (hallowed by the association of Lord Parasurama); tathaa = as well as; vaalukiniim nadiim = the rivers VAlukini; varuuthiim = Varuthini; gomatiim chaiva = and Gomati; tathaa = and; bhiimam = the formidable; shaalavanam = forest of Sala trees; bahusaahasriiH = and many thousands; prajaashcha = of people; sphiitaan = and numerous; janapadaanapi = communities.
Hanuma saw, on the way, Ramatirtha, a place of descent into the river (hallowed by the association of Lord Parashurama), as well as the rivers Valukini, Varuthini and Gomati as also the formidable forest of Sala trees, many thousands of people and numerous communities.
sa gatvA dUramadhvAnaM tvaritaH kapiku~njaraH || 6-125-27
AsasAda drumAnphullAnnandigrAmasamIpajAn |
suraadhipasyopavane yathaa chaitrarathe drumaan || 6-125-28
striibhiH saputrairvR^iddhaishcha ramamaaNaiH svalaMkR^itaiH |
27-28. gatvaa = going; tvaritaH = quickly; duuram adhvaanam = for a long distance; saH kapishreShTaH = that foremost of the monkeys; aasasaada = reached; phullaan drumaan = the trees in flowering; nandigraama samiipaan = near Nandigrama; suraadhipasya upavane chaitrarathe drumaan yathaa = and looking like those comprised in the garden of Indra the lord of celestials and comprised in the garden of Indra the lord of celestials and the garden of Kubera (known by the name Chaitraratha); ramamaaNaiH = and frequented; striibhiH = by women; saputraiH = along with their sons; vR^iddhaishcha = and elders; svalamkR^itaiH = charmingly adorned.
Going quickly for a long distance, that foremost of the monkeys reached trees in flowering, near Nandigrama and looking like those comprised in the garden of Kubera (known by the name, Chitraratha) and frequented by women along with their sons and elders, charmingly adorned as they were.
kroshamAtre tvayodhyAyAshchIrakR^iShNAjinAmbaram || 6-125-29
dadarsha bharataM dInaM kR^ishamAshramavAsinam |
jaTilaM maladigdhA~NgaM bhrAtR^ivyasanakarshitam || 6-125-30
phalamUlAshinaM dAntaM tApasaM dharmachAriNam |
samunnatajaTAbhAraM valkalAjinavAsasaM || 6-125-31
niyataM bhAvitAtmAnaM brahmarShisamatejasaM |
pAduke te puraskR^itya shAsantaM vai vasundharAm || 6-125-32
chaturvarNyasya lokasya trAtAraM sarvato bhayAt |
upasthitamamAtyaishcha shuchibhishcha purohitaiH || 6-125-33
balamukhyaishcha yuktaishcha kAShAyAmbaradhAribhiH |
29-33. kroshamaatre = at a distance of two miles; ayodhaayaaH = from Ayodhya; dadarsha = (Hanuma) saw; bharatam = Bharata; aashrama vaasinam = living in a hermitage; chiira kR^ishNaajinaambaram = with the bark of trees and the skin of a black antelope wrapped round his waist; diinam kR^isham = looking miserable and emaciated; jaTilam = wearing matted locks on his head; mala digdhaaN^gam = his limbs coated with dirt; bhraatR^ivyasana karshitam = afflicted through separation from his elder brother; Rama; phalamuulaashinam = subsisting on fruits and roots; daantam = with his senses subdued; taapasam = engaged in austerities; dharma chaariNam = practising virtue; samunnata jaTaabhaaram = with a very high head of matted hair; valkalaajina vaasinam = covering his body too with the bark of trees and a deer-skin; niyatam = disciplined; bhaavitaatmaanam = whose thoughts were fixed on the Supreme Spirit; brahmarShisamatejasam = with a splendour; equalling that of a Brahmanical sage; prashaasantam = ruling; vasumdharaam = the earth; puraskR^itya te paaduke = after placing the wooden sandals (of Rama) before him; traataaram = protecting; lokasya chaaturvarNyasya = the people belonging to all the four grades (viz. Brahmanas; Kshatriyas; Vaisyas and Sudras); sarvataH bhayaat = from all peril; upasthitam = and attended; shuchibhiH = by the upright amaatyaishcha = ministers; purohitaiH = priests; yuktaiH balamukhyaishcha = and by clever troop-commanders; kaaShaayaambara dhaaribhiH = all clad in saffron robes.
At a distance of two miles from Ayodhya Hanuama saw Bharata, living in a hermitage, with the bark trees and the skin of a black antelope wrapped round his waist, looking miserable and emaciated, wearing matted locks on his head, his limbs coated with dirt, afflicted through separation from Rama his elder brother, subsisting on roots and fruits, with his senses subdued, engaged in austerities, protecting virtue, with a very high head of matted hair, covering his body with the bark of trees and a deer skin, disciplined, whose thoughts were fixed on the Supreme Spirit, with a splendour equalling that of a Brahmanical sage, ruling the earth after placing the wooden sandals before him, protecting the people belonging to all the four grades (viz. Brahmans Kshatriyas, Vaisyas and Shudras) from all peril and attended by the upright ministers, priests and by clever troop-commanders, all clad in saffron robes.
na hi te rAjaputraM taM chIrakR^iShNAjinAmbaram || 6-125-34
parimoktuM vyavasyanti paurA vai dharmavatsalAH |
34. te pauraaH = those citizens; dharma vatsalaaH = who were all fond of righteousness; navyavasyanti hi = were not indeed willing paribhoktum = to enjoy pleasures ignoring; tam raajaputram = that prince; chiiran kR^iShNaajinaambaram = clad in the bark of trees and the skin of a black antelope.
Those citizens, who were all fond of righteousness, were not willing to enjoy pleasures, ignoring that prince clad in the bark of trees and the skin of a black antelope.
taM dharmamiva dharmaGYaM devavantamivAparam || 6-125-35
uvAcha prA~njalirvAkayM hanUmAnmArutAtmajaH |
35. praaN^jaliH = with joined palms in salutation; hanumaan = Hanuma; maarutaatmajaH = the son of wind-god; uvaacha vaakyam = spoke (as follows); tam = to that Bharata; dharmaJNam = who knew what is right; dharmamiva aparam dehavantam = and seemed to be a second Dharma (the god of virtue) clothed with a body of virtue.
With joined palms in salutation, Hanuma the son of wind-god spoke as follows to that Bharata, who knew what is right and seemed to be a second Dharma (the god of virtue) clothed with a body of virtue:
vasantaM daNDakAraNye yaM tvaM chIrajaTAdharam || 6-125-36
anushochasi kAkutsthaM sa tvA kushalamabravIt |
36. vasantam = who was residing; daN^DakaaraN^ya = in the forest of Dandaka; chiira jaTAadharam = wearing the bark of trees and matted locks; kaakutthsam = Rama; yam anushochasi = for whom you were repenting; saH = that Rama; abraviit = has enquired; tvaam = you; kaushalam = about your welfare.
"Rama, for whom you are repenting residing as he was in the forest of Dandaka wearing the bark of trees and matted locks, has enquired about your welfare."
priyamAkhyAmi te deva shokaM tyakShyasi dAruNam || 6-125-37
asminmuhUrte bhrAtrA tvaM rAmeNa saha sa~NgataH |
37. deva = O Lord!; aakhyaami = I am telling; te = you; priyam = a pleasant news; tyaja = give up; sudaaruNam = the dreadful anguish; asmin muhuurte = at this moment; tvam = you; samgataH = joined; raameNa saha = with Rama; bhraatraa = your elder brother.
"O Lord! I am telling you a pleasant news. Give up this dreadful anguish. Within a while, you will be meeting Rama, your elder brother."
nihatya rAvaNaM rAmaH pratilabhya cha maithilIm || 6-125-38
upayAti samR^iddhArthaH saha mitrairmahAbalaiH |
38. nihatya = having killed; raavaNam = Ravana; pratilabhya = and having got back; maithiliim = Seetha; raamaH = Rama; samR^iddhaarthaH = having accomplished his purpose; raamaH = Rama; upayaati = is coming; mahaabalaiH mitraiH saha = with his mighty friends.
"Having killed Ravana and got back Seetha, Rama is returning with his mighty friends, his purpose duly accomplished."
lakShmaNashcha mahAtejA vaidehI cha yashasvinI || 6-125-39
sItA samagrA rAmeNa mahendreNa shachI yathA |
39. lakShmaNashcha = Lakshmana too; mahaatejaaH = who is endowed with extra ordinary energy; (is coming); samagraa siitaa = intact with Seetha; yashasvinii vaidehii = the illustrious princess of Videha territory; raameNa = and with Rama; shachii yathaa = as Sachi (the wife of Indra) mahendreNa = would with the mighty Indra the lord of celestials.
"Lakshmana too, who is endowed with extraordinary energy, is coming intact with Seetha, the illustrious princess of Videha territory and with Rama as Sachi (the wife of Indra) would with the mighty Indra the lord of celestials."
evamukto hanumatA bharataH kaikayIsutaH || 6-125-40
papAta sahasA hR^iShTo harShAnmohamupaagamat |
40. evam = thus; uktaH = spoke; hanumataa = by Hanuma; bharataH = Bharata; kaikeyiisutaH = the son of Kaikeyi; hR^iShTaH = felt delighted; papaata = and sank; sahasaa = all at once; bhuumau = to the ground; upaagamat moham = and fainted; harShaat = through joy.
Hearing the words of Hanuma, Bharata the son of Kaikeyi, felt delighted and sank all at once to the ground as also fainted through joy.
tato muhuurtaadutthaaya pratyaashvasya cha raaghavaH || 6-125-41
hanumantamuvaachedaM bharataH priyavaadinam |
41. tataH = thereupon; bharataH = Bharata; raaghavaH = who was born in Raghu dynasty; uttaaya = got up; muhuurtaat = within a while; pratyaashvasya = and regaining his consciousness; uvaacha = spoke; idam = the following words hanuumantam = to Hanuma; priya vaadinam = who spoke pleasant tidings (to him).
Thereupon, Bharata who was born in Raghu dynasty, got up from the swoon within a while and regaining his consciousness, spoke the following words to Hanuma, who spoke pleasant tidings to him.
ashokajaiH prItimayaiH kapimAli~Ngya sambhramAt || 6-125-42
siShecha bharataH shriimaan vipulairashrubindubhiH |
42. aaliN^gya = embracing; kapim = Hanuma; sambhramaat = with eagerness; shriimaan = the illustrious; bharataH = Bharata; siShecha = bathed (him) vipulaiH = with copious; ashrubindubhiH = tear-drops; priitimayaiH = born of delight; ashokajaiH = and as such; other than those born of anguish.
Embracing Hanuma with eagerness, the illustrious Bharata bathed him with copious tear-drops born of delight and as such, other than those born of anguish.
devo vaa maanuSho vaa tvamanukroshaadihaagataH || 6-125-43
priyAkhyAnasya te saumya dadAmi bruvataH priyam |
gavAM shatasahasraM cha grAmANAM cha shataM param || 6-125-44
sakuNDalAH shubhAchArA bhAryAH kanyAshcha ShoDasha |
hemavarNAH sunAsorUH shashisaumyAnanAH striyaH || 6-125-45
sarvAbharaNasampannA sampannAH kulajAtibhiH |
43-45. saumya = O the gentle one!; tvam = are you; devovaa = a divine being maanuShovaa = or a human being; aagataH = who have come; iha = here; anukroshaat = out of compassion?; te priyaakhyaanasya = to you; who have given this agreeable news to me; dadaami = I shall give (in return); priyam bruvataH = for the pleasant tidings; shatasahasram cha = a hundred thousand; gavaam = cows; shatam = a hundred; param graamaaNaam = best villages; bhaaryaaH = and for wives; shooDasha = sixteen; hemavarNaaH = golden complexioned; kanyaaH = virgin girls; shubhaachaaraaH = of a good conduct; sakuN^DalaaH = decked with ear-rings; sunaa soruuH = having beautiful noses and thighs; sarvaabharaNa sampannaaH = adorned with all kinds of jewels; shashi saumyaananaaH = with charming countenances as delightful as the moon; kulajaatibhiH = and born in a noble family.
"O the gentle one! Are you a divine being or a human being, who have come here out of compassion? To you, who have given this agreeable news to me, I shall give in return, for the pleasant tidings, a hundred thousand cows, a hundred best villages, and for wives, sixteen golden complexioned virgin girls of a good conduct, decked with ear-rings, having beautiful noses and thighs, adorned with all kinds of jewels, with charming countenances as delightful as the moon and born in a noble family."
nishamya rAmAgamanaM nR^ipAtmajaH |
kapipravIrasya tadAdbhutopamam |
praharShito rAmadidR^ikShayAbhavat |
punashcha harShAdidamabravIdvachaH || 6-125-46
46. nishamya = hearing; kapipraviirasya = from Hanuma; raamaagamanam = the news of arrival of Rama; adbhutopamam = resembling a wonder; niR^ipaatmajaH = Bharata the prince; abhavat = became; praharShataH = over-joyed; raama didR^ikShayaa = by a desire to see Rama; punashcha = and spoke; idam vachanam = the following words; punashcha = again; harShaat = with delight.
Hearing the news of Rama's arrival resembling a womnder, from Hanuma, Bharata the prince felt overjoyed by a desire to see Rama and spoke the following words again with delight:
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