Rama advises Sugreeva not to repeat such reckless acts in future on the ground of he being a king. Then Rama tells Lakshmana about the various evil portents he had seen. Rama commands the monkey-generals to besiege all the four gates of Lanka. He himself along with Lakshmana protects the army, besieging the northern gate being guarded by Ravana. Then, Rama sends Angada to Ravana, to expostulate him and to bring him back to reason. Angada tries his best to convince Ravana, but in vain. Ravana commands his attendants to seize Angada. Angada shakes out those attendants who tried to seize him ascends the roof of Ravana's palace, tramples ad crushes it down by his strength. Angada finally returns to Rama, who was stationed in the midst of the monkey-forces.
atha tasmin nimittāni dṛṣṭvā lakṣmaṇa pūrvajaḥ |
sugrīvam sampariṣvajya rāmo vacanamabravīt || 6-41-1
1. atha = then; dR^iSTvaa = seeing; nimitthaani = the marks of conflict; raamaH = Rama; tasmi = on the person of Sugreeva; puurvajaH = the elder brother of Lkshmana; sampariSvajya = embracing sugriivam = Sugreeva; abraviit = and spoke; vachanam = (these) words.
Seeing the marks of conflict on the person of Sugreeva, Rama the elder brother of Lakshmana after embracing Sugreeva spoke these words.
asaṃmantyra mayā sārtham tadidam sāhasaṃ kṛtam |
evam sāhasayuktāni na kurvanti janeśvarāḥ || 6-41-2
2. asammantray = without consulting; mayaa saardham = me closely; idam = this; tat = such; saahasam = a reckless act; kR^itam = has been done; janeshvaraaH = the kings; na kurvanti = cannot do; saahasa yuktaani = such rash acts; evam = in this manner.
"Without consulting me closely, such a reckless act has been done by you, such a rashness is not seemly in a king."
saṃśaye sthāpya mām cedam balam cemam vibhīṣanam |
kaṣṭaṃ kṛtamidaṃ vīra sāhasaṃ sāhasapriya || 6-41-3
3. viira = O; warrior; saahasa priya = longing for acts of daring!; idam = this; kaSTam- wrong; saahasam = reckless act; kR^itam = has been done (by you); sthaapya = keeping; maamcha = me; idam = this; balamcha = army; imam = and this; vibhiiSaNam cha = Vibhishana; samshaye = in anxiety.
"O, warrior longing for acts of daring! This wrong and reckless act has been done by you, causing me, this army and Vibhishana great anxiety."
idānīṃ mā kṛthā vīra evam vidhamariṃdama |
tvayi kiṃcitsamāpanne kim kāryam sītayā mama || 6-41-4
bharatena mahābāho lakṣmaṇena yavīyasā |
śatrughnena ca śatrughna svaśarīreṇa vā punaḥ || 6-41-5
4; 5. viira = O; warrior!; arimdama = O; Vanquisher of foes!; ma kR^ithaaH = do not act; evamvidham = thus; idaaniim- now; mahaabaaho = O; the mighty armed!; Shatrughna = O; annihilator of enemies!; O; annihilator of enemies!; tvayi = (If) you; kimchit samaapanne = have come by some misfortune; mama = to me; kim kaaryam = what is the use; siitayaa = with Seetha; bharatena = Bharata; lakSmaNena = Lakshmana; yaniiyasaa = and still younger; shatrughnena = Shatrughna; sva shariineNa vaa punaH = or even with my own person?
"O, warrior! O, vanquisher of foes! Do not act thus in future. O, the mighty armed! O, annihilator of enemies! If you have come by some misfortune, I would have had nothing to do with Seetha, Bharata, Lakshmana or still younger Shatrughna or even with my own person."
tvayi cānāgate pūrvamiti me niścitā matiḥ |
jānataścāpi te vīryam mahendravaruṇopanu || 6-41-6
hatvāham rāvaṇam rāvaṇam yuddhe saputrabalavāhanm |
abhiṣicya ca laṅkāyām vibhīṣaṇa mathāpi ca || 6-41-7
bharate rājyamāropya tyakṣye deham mahābala |
6; 7. mahaabala = O; monkey of great strength; mahendra varuNopama = equal to Indra the god of celestials and Varuna king of the Universe!; tvayi = (If) you; anaagate = have not returned; jaanatashchaapi = though I am conversant; te = with your; viiryam = valour; me = (this was) my; puurvam = earlier; matiH = determined; nishchitaa = resolve; hatvaa = having killed; raavaNam = Ravana; yuddhe = in fight; saputra bala vaahanam = with his sons forces and chariots; aham = I; abhiSichya = should have installed; vibhiiSaNam = Vibhishana (as king); laNkaayaam = of Lanka; aaropya = placing; raajyam = the kingdom; bharate = in Bharata; athaapi = and even; tyakSye = renounced; deham- my body.
"O, monkey of great strength, equal to Indra the god of celestials and Varuna the king of universe! If you have not returned, though I am conversant with your valour, this was my pre-determined resolve that having killed Ravana in fight with his sons forces and chariots, I should have installed Vibhishana as king of Lanka, placing the kingdom of Ayodhya in the hands of Bharata and renounced my life."
tamevamvādinaṃ rāmaṃ sugrīvaḥ pratyabhāṣata || 6-41-8
tava bhāryāpahartāraṃ dṛṣṭvā rāghava rāvaṇam |
marṣayāmi katham vīra jānanvikramamātmanaḥ || 6-41-9
8; 9. sugriivaH = Sugreeva; pratyabhaaSata = replied; tam = to that; raamam = Rama; evam vaadinam = who was thus peaking; viira = O; brave; raaghava = Rama!; dR^iSTvaa = seeing; raavaNam = Ravana; tava bhaaryaapahartaaram = who had taken away your consort; jaanan = conscious; aatmanaH = of my own; balam = strength; katham = how; marSayaami = can I bear it?
Hearing Rama's words, Sugreeva replied as follows: "O, brave Rama! Seeing Ravana who had taken away your consort and being conscious of my own strength, how can I act otherwise?"
ityevaṃvādinaṃ vīramabhinandya ca rāghavaḥ |
lakṣmaṇam lakṣmi sampannam idam vacanam abravīt || 6-41-10
10. abhinandya = complimenting; viiram = that hero; Sugreeva; ityevam raadinam = who was thus speaking raaghavaH = Rama; abraviit = spoke; idam = these; vachanam = words; lakSmaNam = to Lakshmana; lakSmi sampannam = was was endowed with auspicious marks.
Complimenting that hero Sugreeva who was thus speaking, Rama addressed Lakshmana, who was endowed with auspicious marks, saying:
parigṛhya udakam śītam vanāni phalavanti ca |
bala ogham samvibhajya imam vyūhya tiṣṭhema lakṣmaṇa || 6-41-11
11. lakSmaNa = O; Lakshmana!; parigR^ihya = occupying; ( a region); shiitam = providing fresh; udakam = water; vanaanicha = and trees; phalavanti = with fruit; samvibhajya = duly divinding; imam = this; balaugham = multitude of troops; vyuuhya = and drawing it up in a battle array; tiSThaama = we should remain alert.
"O, Lakshmana! Beside these fresh waters and trees laden with fruit, let us divide this multitude of troops, drawing it up in a battle array and remain alert."
loka kṣaya karam bhīmam bhayam paśyāmy upasthitam |
nibarhaṇam pravīrāṇām ṛkṣa vānara rakṣasām || 6-41-12
12. pashyaami = I foresee; bhayam = a terrible calamity; upasthitam = to have come; lokakSayakaram = boding universal destruction; bhiimam = awful ; nibarhaNam = and death; praviiraaNaam = to the intrepid; R^ikSavaanara rakSasaam = bears; monkeys and demons.
"I foresee a terrible calamity to come, boding universal destruction and death to the intrepid bears, monkeys and demons."
vātāś ca paruṣam vānti kampate ca vasum dharā |
parvata agrāṇi vepante patanti dharaṇī dharāḥ || 6-41-13
13. paruSam = Harsh; vaataaH = winds; vaanti = blow; vasundharaacha = the earth; kampate = trembles; parvataagraaNi = Mountain-peaks; vepante = shake; dharNiidharaaH = and the elephants bearing the earth; nadanti = trumpet.
"Harsh winds blow. The earth trembles. Mountain-peaks shake and the elephants bearing the earth trumpet."
meghāḥ kravyāda samkāśāh paruṣāh paruṣa svanāḥ |
krūrāh krūram pravarṣanti miśram śoṇita bindubhiḥ || 6-41-14
14. kruuraH = Sinister; meghaaH = clouds; paruSa svanaaH = prey roar; paruSaaH = violently; kravyaada samkaashaaH = like carnivorous animals; pravarSanti = and let fall rain; mishram = mixed; shoNita bindubhiH = with drops of blood.
"Sinister clouds prey-roar violently like carnivorous animals and let fall a rain mixed with drops of blood."
rakta candana samkāśā saṃdhyā parama dāruṇā |
jvalac ca nipataty etad ādityād agni maṇḍalam || 6-41-15
15. sandhyaa = the dusk; raktachandana samkaashaa = red as sandal; param = daaruNaa = is full of horror; aadityaat = and from the sun; etat = this; jvalat = blazing; agnimaNDalam = mass of fire; nipatati = falls.
"The dusk, red as sandal, is full of horror and from the sun, this blazing mass of fire falls."
ādityam abhi vāśyante janayanto mahad bhayam |
dīnā dīna svarā ghorā;apraśastā mṛga dvijāḥ || 6-41-16
16. KruuraaH = wild; mR^iga dvijaaH = beasts and birds; diina svaraaH = emit frantic cris; diinaaH = and are ill at ease; aprashastaaH = ominous; janayantaH = inspiring; mahat = great; bhayam = fear; abhi vaashyanti = facing; aadityam = the sun.
"Wile beasts and birds emit frantic cries, ill at ease and ominous, inspiring great fear, facing the sun."
rajanyām aprakāśaś ca samtāpayati candramāḥ |
kṛṣṇa rakta aṃśu paryanto yathā lokasya samkṣaye || 6-41-17
17. chandramaaH = the moon; aprashastaH = shorn of its radiance; kR^iSNa raktaamshu paryantaH = surrounded by black and fiery rays; burns red; samkSaye tathaa = as at the time of the destraction of the world; samtaapayati = (and) is creating anguish; rajanyaam = in the night.
"The moon shorn of its radiance, surrounded by black and fiery rays, burns red as at the time of destruction of the word and is creating an anguish in the night."
hrasvo rūkṣo apraśastaś ca pariveṣah sulohitaḥ |
āditya maṇḍale nīlam lakṣma lakṣmaṇa dṛśyate || 6-41-18
18. lakSmaNa = O; Lakshamana!; aaditya maNDale = In the disk of the sun; hrasvaH = a small; pariveSaH = halo; niilam = with a black; lakSma = mark; ruukSaH = fiery; aprashastaH = shoren of its radiance; sulohitaH = and of coppery hue; lakSyate = is seen.
"O, Lakshmana! In the disk of the sun, a small halo with a black mark, fiery, shorn of its radiance and of coppery hue is seen."
dṛśyante na yathāvac ca nakṣatrāṇy abhivartate |
yuga antam iva lokasya paśya lakṣmaṇa śaṃsati || 6-41-19
19. lakSmaNa = O; Lakshmana!; pashya = behold; nakSatraaNi = (that) the stars; dR^ishyante = are not appearing; yathaavat = as they should be; shamsatiiva = foretelling; abhivartate = and intending to quicken; yugaantam = a final dissolution; lokasya = of the world.
"O, Lakshmana! The stars are not appearing as they should be duly foretelling their intention to hasten a final dissolution of the world."
kākāḥ śyenās tathā gṛdhrā nīcaih paripatanti ca |
śivāś ca apy aśivā vācah pravadanti mahā svanāḥ || 6-41-20
20. kaakaaH = crows; shyenaaH = eagles; tathaa = and gR^idhraaH = vultures; paripatanti cha = are whirling round; niichaiH = at a lower level; shivaashcha = Jackals to; pravadanti = are howling; ashubhaaH = inauspicious; vaachaH = sounds.
"Crows, eagles and vultures are whirling round at a lower level. Jackals too are howling inauspicious sounds."
śailaiḥ śūlaiśca khaḍgaiśca vimukteḥ kapirākṣasaiḥ |
bhaviṣyatyāvṛtā bhūmirmāṃsaśoṇitakardamā || 6-41-21
21. bhuumiH = the earth; aavR^itaa = crowded; shailaiH = with rocks; shuulaishcha = darts; khaDgaishcha = and dagers; vimuktaiH = discharged; kapi raakSasaiH = by monkeys and demons; bhaviSyati = will become; maamasa shoNita kardamaa = a slime of flesh and blood.
"The earth, crowded with rocks, darts and daggers discharged by monkeys and demons, will become a slime of flesh and blood."
kṣipram adya durādharṣām purīm rāvaṇa pālitām |
abhiyāma javena eva sarvato haribhir vṛtāḥ || 6-41-22
22. abhiyaama = we shall attack; duraadharSaam = the invincible puriim = city; raavaNa paalitaam = ruled by Ravana; javenaiva = swiftly; sarvataH = from all sides; adya = now; kSipram = quickly; vR^itaaH = surrounded; haribhiH = by the monkeys.
"Now surrounded by the monkeys from all sides, let us make an attack on that invincible citadel ruled by Ravana quickly and swiftly."
ity evam tu vadan vīro lakṣmaṇam lakṣmaṇa agrajaḥ |
tasmād avātarat śīghram parvata agrān mahā balaḥ || 6-41-23
23. ityevam = thus; vadan = speaking; lakSmaNam = to Lakshmana; viiraH = the heroic; lakSmaNaagrajaH = Rama; mahaabalaH = of great strength; avaatarat = descended; shiighram = quickly; tasmaat = from that; parvataagraat = mountain-peak.
Thus speaking to Lakshmana, the heroic Rama of great strength climbed down from that mountain-peak.
avatīrya tu dharma ātmā tasmāt śailāt sa rāghavaḥ |
paraiḥ parama durdharṣam dadarśa balam ātmanaḥ || 6-41-24
24. avatiirya = having descended; tasmaat = shailaat = from that mountain; saH = that; dharmaatmaa = righteous minded; raaghavaH = Rama; dadarsha = saw; aatmanaH balam = his own army; param durdharSam = which was verily unconquerable; pariah = by the enemies.
Having descended from that mountain, Rama, whose mind was set on righeousness, held a review of his own army, which was verily difficult to conquer for the enemies.
samnahya tu sasugrīvah kapi rāja balam mahat |
kālajno rāghavah kāle samyugāya abhyacodayat || 6-41-25
25. raaggavaH = Rama; kaaljJNaH = who knows the appropriate time; sasugriivaH = along with Sugreeva; samnahya = made ready; mahat = the great; kapila raja balam = army of Sugreeva; abhyachodayat = and commanded (the army) to advance; kale at the appropriate moment; samyngaaya = for the battle.
Rama, who knew the fitting moment to act, along with Sugreeva made ready the great army and commanded the army to advance, at the appropriate moment for the battle.
tataḥ kāle mahā bāhur balena mahatā vṛtaḥ |
prasthitah purato dhanvī lankām abhimukhah purīm || 6-41-26
26. tataH = then; mahaabaahuH = Rama; the mighty armed; vR^itaH = together with; mahataa = the mighty; balena = army; prasthitaH = marched; purataH = in front; dhanvii = wielding a bow; abhimukhaH = towards; laNkaam puriim = the city of Lanka; kale = at the befitting moment.
Rama, the mighty armed, together with the mighty army marched in front, wielding a bow, towards the city of Lanka, at the befitting moment.
tam vibhīṣaṇa sugrīvau hanūmān jāmbavān nalaḥ |
ṛkṣa rājas tathā nīlo lakṣmaṇaś ca anyayus tadā || 6-41-27
27. tadaa = then; vibhiiSaNa sugriivau = Vibhishana; Sugreeva; hanuman = Hanuman; Jaambavau = Jambavan; R^ikSaraajaH = the king of bears; nalaH = Nala; tathaa = and; niilaH = Nila; lakSmaNashcha = and Lakshmana; anvayuH = accompanied; tam = that Rama.
Then, Vibhishana, Sugreeva, Hanuman, Jambavan the king of bears, Nala, Nila and Lakshmana accompanied that Rama.
tataḥ paścāt sumahatī pṛtanā ṛkṣa vana okasām |
praccādya mahatīm bhūmim anuyāti sma rāghavam || 6-41-28
28. tataH = thereafter; prachchhaadya = enveloping; mahatiim = the extensive; bhuumim = earth; mahatii = the great; pR^itanaa = army; R^ikSa vanaukasaam = of bears and monkeys; pashchaat = behind them; anuyaati sma = went; accompanying; raaghavam = Rama.
Thereafter, fully covering a vast stretch of land, the great army of bears and monkeys, followed in the wake of Rama.
śaila śṛngāṇi śataśah pravṛddhāṃś ca mahī ruhām |
jagṛhuh kunjara prakhyā vānarāh para vāraṇāḥ || 6-41-29
29. vaanaraH = monkeys; paravaaraNaaH = the annihilator of enemies; kuNjara prakhyaaH = resembling elephants; jagR^ihuH = took hold of; shailashR^iNgaaNi = mountain-peaks; shatashaH = and hundreds of; pravR^iddhaan = well- grown; mahiiruhaan = huge trees.
Monkeys, the annihilator of enemies, resembling elephants, took hold of mountain-peaks and hundreds of well-grown huge trees.
tau tv adīrgheṇa kālena bhrātarau rāma lakṣmaṇau |
rāvaṇasya purīm lankām āsedatur arim damau || 6-41-30
30. tau = bhraatarau raama lakSmaNau = those brothers; Rama and Lakshmana;arindamau = the destroyers of adversaries; aasedatuH = reached; purrim = the city; laN^aam = of Lanka; raavaNasya = of Ravana; adiirgheNa = in not a long; kaalena = time.
Those two brothers Rama and Lakshmana, the destroyers of their adversaries, reached the city of Lanka ruled by Ravana, in not a long time.
patākā mālinīm ramyām udyāna vana śobhitām |
citra vaprām suduṣprāpām ucca prākāra toraṇām || 6-41-31
tām surair api durdharṣām rāma vākya pracoditāḥ |
yathā nideśam sampīḍya nyaviśanta vana okasaḥ || 6-41-32
31; 32. vanaukasaH = the monkeys; raama vaakya prachoditaaH = encouraged by the sound of Rama's voice (and); sampiiDya = obedient; yathaanidesham = to his command; nyavishanta = halted before; taam = that Lanka; pataaka maaliniim = garlanded with banners; ramyaam = beautiful; udyaana vana shobitaam = splendid with pleasure gardens; chitra vapraam = having an unusual rampart; suduSpraapaam = which is inaccessible; uchchaiH praakaara toraNaam = with its elevated arched door-ways; durdharSaam = invincible; surairapi = even by celestials.
The monkeys, encouraged by the sound of Rama's voice and obedient to his command, halted before the city of Lanka, garlanded with banners, beautiful and splendid with pleasure-gardens, having an unusual rampart which is inaccessible with its elevated arched door-ways and invincible even by the celestials.
lankāyās tu uttara dvāram śaila śṛngam iva unnatam |
rāmaḥ saha anujo dhanvī jugopa ca rurodha ca || 6-41-33
lankām upaniviṣṭaś ca rāmo daśaratha ātmajaḥ |
lakṣmaṇa anucaro vīrah purīm rāvaṇa pālitām || 6-41-34
uttara dvāram āsādya yatra tiṣṭhati rāvaṇaḥ |
na anyo rāmādd hi tad dvāram samarthah parirakṣitum || 6-41-35
rāvaṇa adhiṣṭhitam bhīmam varuṇena iva sāgaram |
sāyudhau rākṣasair bhīmair abhiguptam samantataḥ || 6-41-36
laghūnām trāsa jananam pātālam iva dānavaiḥ |
33; 34; 35; 36. aasaadya = Reaching; laNkaam puriim = the city of Lanka; raavaNa paalitaam = ruled by Ravana; viiraH = the heroic; raamaH = Rama; dasharaatmajaH = the son of Dasaratha; lakSmaNaamaNaanu charaH = accompanied by Lakshmana; upaniviSTaH = halted near; uttara dvaaram = the northern gate; yatra = where; raavaNaH = Ravana; tiSThati = stayed; anyaH = who else; na samarthaH hi = indeed is capable; parirakSitum = to examine; tata dvaaram = that gate; raavaNaadhiSThitam = regulated by Ravana; bhiimam = terrific; saagaram iva = as an ocean; varuNena = regulated by Varuna; abhiguptam = guarded; bhiimaiH = by awful; daanavaiH = demons; samastataH = on all sides; traasajananam = creating fear; laghuunaam = to the lay men; paataalamiva = like a subterranean region; rakSasaiH = guarded by demons.
Reaching the city of Lanka ruled by Ravana, the heroic Rama the son of Dasaratha accompanied by Lakshmana, halted near the northern gate, where Ravana stayed. Who else but Rama is capable of protecting the army besieging that gate, regulated by Ravana, as an ocean, regulated by Varuna, guarded by awful demons on all sides and creating fear to the weak as a subterranean region is guarded by demons?
vinyastāni ca yodhānām bahūni vividhāni ca |
dadarśa āyudha jālāni tathaiva kavacāni ca || 6-41-37
37. dadarsha = (Rama) saw; vividhaanicha = various types; bahuuni = and multitude; aayudhajaalaani = of collection of weapons; tathaiva = and kavachaanicha = and shields; vinyastaani = kept there; yodhaanaam = by the warriors.
Rama saw various types and multitude of weapons and shields kept there by the warriors.
pūrvam tu dvāram āsādya nīlo hari camū patiḥ |
atiṣṭhat saha maindena dvividena ca vīryavān || 6-41-38
38. niilaH = Nila; viiryavaan = the valiant; hari chamuupatiH = army-chief of monkeys; maindena saha = together with Mainda; dvividena cha saha = and Dvivida; aasaadya = reached; aatiSThat = and halted; (near); puurvam dvaaram = eastern gate.
Nila, the valiant army-chief of monkeys together with Mainda and Dvivida reached and halted before the Eastern gate.
angado dakṣiṇa dvāram jagrāha sumahā balaḥ |
Rṣabheṇa gava akṣeṇa gajena gavayena ca || 6-41-39
39. aNgadaH = Angada; sumahaabalaH = of very mighty prowess; R^iSabheNa = together with R^iShabha; gavaakSeNa = Gavaksha; gajena = Gaja; gavayena = and Gavaya; jagraaha = took hold; dakSiNa dvaaram = of southern gate.
Angada of very mighty prowess, together with Rishhabha, Gavaksha, Gaja and Gavaya took charge of the Southern gate.
hanūmān paścima dvāram rarakṣa balavān kapiḥ |
pramāthi praghasābhyām ca vīrair anyaiś ca samgataḥ || 6-41-40
40. balavaan = the storng; kapiH = monkey; hanuman = Hanuman; prajaN^gha sangataH = along with; tarasaabhyaam cha = Prajangha; Tarasa; anyeH = and other; viiraishcha = warriors; rarakSa = guarded; pashchima dvaaram = the western gate.
The strong monkey Hanuman together with Prajangha, Tarasa and other warriors, guarded the western gate.
madhyame ca svayam gulme sugrīvah samatiṣṭhata |
saha sarvair hari śreṣṭhaih suparṇa śvasana upamaiḥ || 6-41-41
41. sugriivaH = Sugreeva; saha sarvaiH = along with all; harishreSThaiH = the chiefs of monkeys; ssuparNa pavanopamaiH = equal to Garuda the eagle and the vehicle of Vishnu and Vayu the god of the wind; samatiSThata = stationed svayam- himself madhyame = in the middle; gulme = of the fort.
Sugreeva, along with all the chiefs of monkeys equal to the strength of Garuda (the eagle and the vehicle of Vishnu) as well as Vayu the god of the wind, was stationed himself in the middle of the fort.
vānarāṇām tu ṣaṭ triṃśat koṭyah prakhyāta yūthapāḥ || 6-41-42
nipīḍya upaniviṣṭāś ca sugrīvo yatra vānaraḥ |
42. SaTtrimshatkoTya = thirty six crores; vaanaraaNaam = of monkeys; prakyaata yuuthapaaH = highly renowned generals; upanivivSTaaH = stood besiezed; yatra = where; vaanaraH = the monkey; sugriivaH = Sugreeva (was); nipiiDya = having exerted pressure (on the demons occupying that post).
Thirty six crores of monkeys, highly renowned generals stood besiezed, where the monkey Sugreeva was there, having exerted pressure on the demons occupying that post.
śāsanena tu rāmasya lakṣmaṇah savibhīṣaṇaḥ || 6-41-43
dvāre dvāre harīṇām tu koṭim koṭim nyaveśayat |
43. raamasya = under Rama's; shaasanena = command; lakSmaNaH = Lakshmana; savibhiiSanaH = along with Vibhishana; nyaveshayat = distributed; koTim koTim = a crore each; hariiNaam = of monkeys; dvaare dvaare = at each gate.
Meanwhile, under Rama's command, Lakshmana along with Vibhishana distributed a crore each of his monkeys at each gate.
paścimena tu rāmasya sugrīvah saha jāmbavān || 6-41-44
adūrān madhyame gulme tasthau bahu bala anugaḥ |
44. pashchimena = behind; raamasya = Rama; aduuraat = not far from him; suSeNaH = Sushena; saha jaambavaan = together with Jambavan; bahubalaanugaH = followed by a multitude of forces; tasthau = stood; madhyaame gulme = at the intermediate post.
Behind Rama and not far from him, Sushena together with Jambavan, followed by a multitude of forces, stood at the intermediate post.
te tu vānara śārdūlāh śārdūlā;iva damṣṭriṇaḥ || 6-41-45
gṛhītvā druma śaila agrān hṛṣṭā yuddhāya tasthire |
45. te = those; vaanara shaarduulaaH = lions among the monkeys; damSTriNaH = possessing the teeth; shaarduulaaH iva = of tigers; gR^ihiitvaa = taking hold; druma shailaagraan = of trees ad rocks; tasthire = waited; hR^iSTaraH = delightedly; yuddhaaya = (for the signal) to fight.
Those lions among the monkeys, possessing the teeth of tigers, taking hold of trees and rocks, waited delightedly for the signal to fight.
sarve vikṛta lāngūlāh sarve damṣṭrā nakha āyudhāḥ || 6-41-46
sarve vikṛta citra angāh sarve ca vikṛta ānanāḥ |
46. sarve = all of them were; feverishly; sarve = all of them were; damSTraanakhaayudhaaH = using their jaws and nails as weapons; sarve = all of them were; vikR^ita chitraaNgaaH = trembling in every limb; sarve cha = all of them; vikR^itaananaaH = had their faces set grimly.
All of them were lashing their tails feverishly, using their jaws and nails as weapons, trembling in every limb and had their faces set grimly.
daśa nāga balāh kecit kecid daśa guṇa uttarāḥ || 6-41-47
kecin nāga sahasrasya babhūvus tulya vikramāḥ |
47. kechit = some were; dashanaaga balaaH = having a strength of ten elephants; kachit; some were; dashaguNottaraaH = having a strength of ten times of that; kechit = some; babhuuvuH = were; tulya vikramaaH = equal to the strength of a thousand elephants.
Some were having the strength of ten elephants, some a ten times of that and some were equal to the strength of a thousand elephants.
santi ca oghā balāh kecit kecit śata guṇa uttarāḥ || 6-41-48
aprameya balāś ca anye tatra āsan hari yūthapāḥ |
48. kechit = some were; oghabalaaH = having the strength of an ogha* of elephants; kechit = some; santi = were; dashaguNottaraaH = having strength; ten times to that; anye = some others; tatra = there; aasan = were; hari yuuthapaaH = chiefs of monkeys; aprameya balaashcha = having a strength; which was immeasurable.
Some were having the strength of an ogha* of elephants. Some were endowed with a strength of ten times to that. some others there were chiefs of monkeys, having an immeasurable strength.
*For the number represented by on ogha vide canto 28, Sarga 37.
adbhutaś ca vicitraś ca teṣām āsīt samāgamaḥ || 6-41-49
tatra vānara sainyānām śalabhānām iva udgamaḥ |
49. adbhutashcha = marvelous; vichitrashcha = and astonishing; aasiit = was; samaagamaH = the gathering; teSaam = of those; vaanara sainyaanaam = troops of monkeys; tatra = there; udgamaH iva = like aflight; shalabhaanaam = of locusts.
Marvellous and astonishing was the gathering of those troops of monkeys there, like a swarm of locusts.
patipūrṇam iva ākāśam saṃcannā iva ca medinī || 6-41-50
lankām upaniviṣṭaiś ca sampatadbhiś ca vānaraiḥ |
50. vaanaraiH = by the monkeys; upaniviSTaiH = who reached; laNkaam = Lanka; sampatadbhishcha = and by those stationed already beneath its walls; aakaasham = the air; pratipuurNamiva = seems to be completely filled; mediniicha = the land also; sampuurNeva = seems to be entirely filled.
By the monkeys who reached Lanka and by those stationed already beneath its walls, the air and earth seem to be completely filled.
śatam śata sahasrāṇām pṛthag ṛkṣa vana okasām || 6-41-51
lankā dvārāṇy upājagmur anye yoddhum samantataḥ |
51. shatam = a hundred divisions; shatasahasraaNaam = of on lakh; R^ijSa vanaukasaam = bears and monkeys; pR^ithak = each; upaajagmuH = poured; laNkaadvaaraaNi = towards the gates of Lanka; (while) anye = others; (proceeded); yoddhum = to fight; samantataH = on every side.
A hundred divisions of one lakh each of bears and monkeys poured towards the gates of Lanka, while others proceeded to fight on every side.
āvṛtah sa girih sarvais taih samantāt plavam gamaiḥ || 6-41-52
ayutānām sahasram ca purīm tām abhyavartata |
52. saH giriH = that mountain; aavR^itaH = was covered; taiH = by those; plavaNgamaiH = monkeys; samantaat = on every side; sahasram aayutaanaam = A crore; abhyavartataH = ranged round; taam = that; puriim = city.
Those monkeys covered the mountain on every side. A crore of them ranged round that city.
vānarair balavadbhiś ca babhūva druma pāṇibhiḥ || 6-41-53
sarvatah samvṛtā lankā duṣpraveśā api vāyunā |
53. vaayunaapi = even winds; babhuuva = were; duSpraveshaa = unable to enter; laN^kaa = in Lanka; savR^itaa = surrounded; sarvataH = on all sides; vaanaraiH = by monkeys; drumapaaNibhiH = holding tree trunks in their hands; balavadbhiH = being strong as they were.
Even winds were unable to penetrate Lanka being surrounded on all sides by heroic monkeys holding tree trunks in their hands.
rākṣasā vismayam jagmuh sahasā abhinipīḍitāḥ || 6-41-54
vānarair megha samkāśaih śakra tulya parākramaiḥ |
54. raakSasaaH = the demons; shakratulya paraakramaiH = who in their valour equaled indra the ruler of gods; abhinipiiDitaaH = (seeing themselves) beseized; vaanaraiH = by monkeys; meghasamkaashaiH = like clouds; jagmuH = were struck; sahasaa = with sudden; vismayam = terror.
The demons, who in their valour equaled Indra the ruler of gods, seeing themselves besieged, as by clouds, were struck with sudden terror.
mahān śabdo abhavat tatra bala oghasya abhivartataḥ || 6-41-55
sāgarasya iva bhinnasya yathā syāt salila svanaḥ |
55. balaughasya = (while) the flock of troops; abhivartataH = was advancing; tatra = there; mahaan = a tremendous; shabdaH = clamour; abhavat = arose; yathaa = as; syaat = becomes of; salilasvanaH = a roar in the water; saagarasyena = of the ocen; bhinnasya = beating against its shore.
While the flock of monkey- troops was advancing there, a tremendous clamour arose, resembling a roar in the ocean beating against its shore.
tena śabdena mahatā saprākārā satoraṇā || 6-41-56
lankā pracalitā sarvā saśaila vana kānanā |
56. mahataa tena shabdena = by that great tumult; sarvaa = the entire; laN^kaa = Lanka; sapraakaaraa = with its ramparts; satoraNaa = arches; sashaila vana kaananaa = hills woods and forests; prachalitaa = began to tremble.
By that great tumult, the entire Lanka with its ramparts arches, hills, woods and forests began to tremble.
rāma lakṣmaṇa guptā sā sugrīveṇa ca vāhinī || 6-41-57
babhūva durdharṣatarā sarvair api sura asuraiḥ |
57. saa = that; harivaahinii = army of monkeys; raama lakSmaNa guptaa = guarded by Rama; Lakshmana; sugriiveNacha = and Sugreeva; babhuuva = became; durdharSataraa = even more inivincible; sarvaiH = than all; suraasurairapi = celestials and demons.
That army of monkeys, guarded by Rama, Lakshmana and Sugreeva became even more invinceible than all the celestials and demons put together.
rāghavah samniveśya evam sainyam svam rakṣasām vadhe || 6-41-58
sammantrya mantribhih sārdham niścitya ca punah punaḥ |
ānantaryam abhiprepsuh krama yoga artha tattvavit || 6-41-59
vibhīṣaṇasya anumate rāja dharmam anusmaran |
angadam vāli tanayam samāhūya idam abravīt || 6-41-60
58; 59; 60. samviveshya = having ranged; svam = his; sainyam = forces; evam = thus; (in the battle-array); vadhe = with a view to destruct; rakSasaam = the demons; raaghavaH = Rama; karma yogaartha tattva vit = who knew about four expedients (to be used against an enemy in the shape of conciliation; gift; sowing dissention and punishment) employed in succession; sammantrtray = took counsel; punaH punaH = again and again; mantribhiH saartham = with his counsellors; nishchitya = and arrived at a decision; anusmaran = calling to his mind; raja dharmam = the duty of the kings; samaahuuya = summoning; aN^gadam = Angada; vaalitanayam = the son of Vali; (Rama); aanantaryam abhipropsum = who was eager to undertake what was to be done next; animate = acting in concurrence with; vibhiiSaNasya = Vibhishana; abraviit = spoke; idam = these words.
Having thus ranged his forces, with a view to destroy the demons, Rama who knew about the four expedients (to be used against an enemy in the shape of conciliation, gift, sowing dissension and punishment) employed in succession, took counsel again and again with his ministers and arrived at a decision. Calling to his mind the duty of the kings, Rama who was eager to undertake what was to be done next, in concurrence with Vibhishana, summoned Angada the son of Vali and spoke as follows:
gatvā saumya daśagrīvam brūhi mad vacanāt kape |
langhayitvā purīm lankām bhayam tyaktvā gata vyathaḥ || 6-41-61
bhraṣṭa śrīka gata aiśvarya mumūrṣo naṣṭa cetanaḥ |
61. saumya = O; gentle; kape = Angada!; laN^ghayitvaa = after passing; laNKaam purrim = the city of Lanka; tyaktvaa = abandoning; bhayam = fear; gata vyathaH = free from anxiety; gatvaa = and approaching; dashagriivam = Ravana; bhraSTa shriikam = the unfortunate demon; gataishvaryam = devoid of sovereignity; mumuurSanaSTa chetasam = who lost splendour because of his desire for death; bruuhi = tell (him); madvachanaat = as my words.
"Go my gentle Angada on my behalf and, passing thought the city of Lanka without fear and anxiety and Lanka without fear and anxiety and approaching Ravana - the unfortunate demon devoid of sovereignty and who has lost his splendour because of his inclination to die - admonish him in the following words:"
ṛṣīṇām devatānām ca gandharva apsarasām tathā || 6-41-62
nāgānām atha yakṣāṇām rājnām ca rajanī cara |
yac ca pāpam kṛtam mohād avaliptena rākṣasa || 6-41-63
nūnam adya gato darpah svayambhū vara dānajaḥ |
tasya daṇḍa dharas te aham dāra āharaṇa karśitaḥ || 6-41-64
62; 63; 63. rajaniichara = O; Ravana the ranger of the night!; yat = which; paapam = sin; kR^itam = was performed; avaliptena = by you the arrogant; mohaat = and the ignorant one; R^iSiiNaam = to sages; devataanaam = to celestials; tathaa = an; gandharvaapsarasaam = to the celestial musicians and their wives; naagaaanaam = to the serpent- demons; atha = and; yakSaaNaam = to yakshas the semidivine beings; raajJNaamcha = and to the kings; tasya = that; paapasya = sin's; duraasadaa = unparalleled; vyuSTiH = consequence; sampraaptaa = has come; adye = now; te = your; darpaH = arrogance; svayambhuuvaradaanajaH = born out of the boon granted to you by Brahma the god of creation; vigataH = has gone (will go).
"O, Ravana the Ranger of the Night! In your reckless arrogance, sages, celestials, celestial musicians and their wives, serpent - demons, yakshas the semi-divine beings and kings have been oppressed by you. From now on, that arrogance, born of the boon you received from Brahma the Lord of creation, shall be subdued."
tasya daṇḍadharaste.aham dārāharaṇakarśitaḥ |
daṇḍam dhārayamāṇas tu lankā dvare vyavasthitaḥ || 6-41-65
65. aham = I; daaraaharaNa karshitaH = having been hurt because of taking away of my wife; daN^DadharaH = have become a punisher; te = to you; tasya = on that account; dhaarayamaaNaH = wielding; daN^Dam = as rod of chastisement; vyavasthitaH = I am stationed; laNkaa dvaare = at the gate of Lanka.
"I shall inflict a fitting penalty for your ruthless abduction of my consort. I am stationed myself at the gate of Lanka, with a Rod of chastisement."
padavīm devatānām ca maharṣīṇām ca rākṣasa |
rājarṣīṇām ca sarveṇām gamiṣyasi mayā hataḥ || 6-41-66
66. raakSasa = O; demon!; hataH = Slain; mayaa = by me; gamiSyasi = you will ontain; padaviim = the path (death); devataanaam cha = of the Gods; maharSiiNaam cha = great sages; sarveSaam = and all; raajarSiiNaam cha = the royal sages.
"O, demon! Slain by me, you will attain the region of Gods, of all the great sages and all the royal sages."
balena yena vai sītām māyayā rākṣasa adhama |
mām atikrāmayitvā tvam hṛtavāṃs tad vidarśaya || 6-41-67
67. raakSasaadhama = O; the worst demon!; nidarshaya = Demonstrate; tat = that; balena = courage; maayayaa = and magic; yena = by which; tvam = you; atikraamayitvaa = have distanced; siitaam = Seetha; maam = from me; hR^itavaan = and stolen (her).
"O, the worst demon! Demonstrate the same courage and magic that you did employ in bearing Seetha away from me."
arākṣasam imam lokam kartā asmi niśitaih śaraiḥ |
na cet śaraṇam abhyeṣi mām upādāya maithilīm || 6-41-68
68. na abhyeSi yadi = If you do not make an appeal; sharaNam = to my clemency; aadaaya = by returning; tat = that; maithiliim = Seetha; karmaasmi = I shall make; imam = this; lokam = world; araakSasam = devoid of demons.
"If you do not make an appeal to my clemency by returning Seetha, I shall make this world devoid of all demons."
dharma ātmā rakṣasām śreṣṭhah samprāpto ayam vibhīṣaṇaḥ |
lankā aiśvaryam dhruvam śrīmān ayam prāpnoty akaṇṭakam || 6-41-69
69. ayam vibhiiSaNaH = this Vibhishana; dharmaatmaa = the pious minded; raakSasa shreSThaH = and the foremost of demons; sampraaptaH = has come to me; dhruvam = Surely; shriimaan = this illustrious demon; praaproti = will obtain; idam = this; laN^kaishvaryam = kingdom of Lanka; akaN^Takam = free from troubles.
"This pious minded Vibhishana, the foremost of demons has come to me. Surely, this illustrious demon will obtain the kingdom of Lanka, which will henceforth be free from troubles."
na hi rājyam adharmeṇa bhoktum kṣaṇam api tvayā |
śakyam mūrkha sahāyena pāpena avijita ātmanā || 6-41-70
70. tvayaa = by you; muurkha sahaayena = having stupid followers; paapena = a sinful demon; aviditaatmanaa = without a knowledge of the self; na shakyam hi = can not indeed; bhoktum = enjoy; raajyam = the kingdom; kSaNampi = even for a moment; adharmeNa = by this unrightousness.
"You, without a knowledge of the self and a sinful demon having stupid followers around you, cannot indeed enjoy the kingdom even for a moment, by this unrighteousness."
yudhyasva vā dhṛtim kṛtvā śauryam ālambya rākṣasa |
mat śarais tvam raṇe śāntas tatah pūto bhaviṣyasi || 6-41-71
71. raakSasa = O; demon!; vaa = otherwise; yudhyasva = get ready for a battle; kR^itvaa = by gathering; dhR^itim = courage; aalambya = and laying hold of; shauryam = your valour; shaantaH = having been slain; machharaiH = by my arrows; raNe = in combat; bhaviSyasi = you will be laid; shaantaH = in peace.
"O, demon! Otherwise, get ready for a battle, by gathering courage and laying hold of your valour. Having been slain by my arrows in combat, you will be laid in peace.
yadyāviśasi lokāṃs trīn pakṣi bhūto mano javaḥ |
mama cakṣuṣ patham prāpya na jīvan pratiyāsyasi || 6-41-72
72. nishaachara = O; Ranger of the Night!; bhuutvaa = (Even if) you become; pakSii = a bird; aavishasi = and enter; triin = the three; lokaan = world's; na pratiyaasyasi = you will not return; jiivan = alive; praapya = when you come into; mama = my; chakSuH patham = range of sight.
"O, Ranger of the Night! Even if you range the three worlds in the forms of a bird, you will not return alive, when you come into my range of sight."
bravīmi tvām hitam vākyam kriyatām aurdhvadekikam |
sudṛṣṭā kriyatām lankā jīvitam te mayi sthitam || 6-41-73
73. braviim = I am telling; vaakyam = the words; hitam = beneficial; tvaam = to you; kriyataam = be obliged; surd^iSTaa = to be seen well (by you); (as) te jiivitam = your survival; sthitam = is dependent; mayi = on me.
"I give you this salutary counsel prepare for your obsequies. Let Lanka be obliged to be seen well by you (like your last sight), as your survival is in my hands."
ity uktah sa tu tāreyo rāmeṇa akliṣṭa karmaṇā |
jagāma ākāśam āviśya mūrtimān iva havya vāṭ || 6-41-74
74. uktaH = spoken; iti = thus; raameNa = by Rama; akliSTa karmaNaa = who was unwearied inaction; taareyaH = Angada the son of Tara; aavishya = entered; aakaasham- the air; havyavaaTiva = like a god of fire; muurtimaan = personified; jagaama = and proceeded ahead.
Hearing the words of Rama, who was unwearied in action, Angada the son of Tara, leapt into air like a god of fire personified and marched ahead.
so atipatya muhūrtena śrīmān rāvaṇa mandiram |
dadarśa āsīnam avyagram rāvaṇam sacivaih saha || 6-41-75
75. atipatya = reaching; raavaNa mandiram = Ravana's palace; muhuurtena = within a moment; shriimaan = the illustrious; saH = Angada; dadarsha = saw; raavaNam = Ravana; aasiinam = seated; avyagram = coolly; sachivaiH saha = along with his ministers.
Reaching Ravana's palace in an instant, the illustrious Angada saw Ravana, seated coolly along with his ministers.
tatas tasya avidūreṇa nipatya hari pumgavaḥ |
dīpta agni sadṛśas tasthāv angadah kanaka angadaḥ || 6-41-76
76. tataH = thereafter; aN^gadaH = Angada; haripuNgavaH = the foremost of the monkeys; kanakaaN^gadaH = wearing golden bracelets; nipatya = descended; aduureNa = close; tasya = to the king; tasthau = and stood; diipaagni; sadR^ishaH = like a flaming torch.
Angada, the foremost of the monkeys, wearing golden bracelets, descended close to the king and stood there like a flaming torch.
tad rāma vacanam sarvam anyūna adhikam uttamam |
sāmātyam śrāvayām āsa nivedya ātmānam ātmanā || 6-41-77
77. nivedya aatmaanam aatmanaa = haing made himself known; (Angada); shravayaamaasaa = caused to be communicated; tat = that; sarvam = whole; uttamam = of excellent; raama vachanam = speech of Rama; anyuunaadhikam = without adding or subtracting anything; saamaatyam = to Ravana in the presence of his ministers (a follows):
Having made himself known, Angada communicated, that whole of the excellent speech of Rama without adding or subtracting anything to Ravana in the presence of Ravana's ministers, saying:
dūto aham kosala indrasya rāmasya akliṣṭa karmaṇaḥ |
vāli putro angado nāma yadi te śrotram āgataḥ || 6-41-78
78. aham = I; vaaliputraH = am the son of Vali; aNgado naama = called Angada; duutaH = the messenger; koshalendrasya = of the king of Koshala; raamasya = Rama; akliSTa karmaNaH = of imperishable = exploits; aagataH yadi = (has my name) ever reached; te = your; shrotram = ear?
"I am the son of Vali, Angada by name. I have come as a messenger for the king of Koshala, Rama of imperishable exploits. Has my name ever reached your ears?"
āha tvām rāghavo rāmah kausalya ānanda vardhanaḥ |
niṣpatya pratiyudhyasva nṛśaṃsam puruṣa adhama || 6-41-79
79. raamaH = Rama; Kausalya nandaardhanaH = who augments the joy of Kausalya; raaghavaH = and the one born in Raghu dynasty; aha = speaks (thus); tvaam = to you; nR^ishamsa = O; ruthless demon!; niSpatya = come forth; yudhyasva = and enter into combat; bhava = prove; puruSaH = to be the representative of your race.
"Rama who is born in Raghu dynasty and who augements the joy of Kausalya speaks thus to you, �O, ruthless demon! Come forth and enter into combat. Prove to be the representative of your race!' "
hantā asmi tvām saha amātyam saputra jnāti bāndhavam |
nirudvignās trayo lokā bhaviṣyanti hate tvayi || 6-41-80
80. hantaasmi = I shall kill tvaam = you; sahaamaatyam = along with your ministers; saputra jJNaati baandhavaH = sons; cousins and relatives; tvam = you; hate = being dead; trayaH = the three; lokaah = worlds; bhaviSyanti = will be; nirudvignaaH = rid of fear.
" �I shall kill you along with your ministers, sons, cousins and other relatives. You being dead, all the three worlds will be rid of fear.'"
deva dānava yakṣāṇām gandharva uraga rakṣasām |
śatrum adya uddhariṣyāmi tvām ṛṣīṇām ca kaṇṭakam || 6-41-81
81. adya = now; uddhariSyaami = I shall uproot out; tvam = you; kaN^Takamcha = who are a thorn; R^iSiiNaam = to sages; shatrum = and enemy; deva daanava yakSaaNaam = to celestials; demons; semi-divine beings; gandharvoraga rakSasaam = celestial musicians; serpent-gods and ogres.
" �Now, I shall uproot you, a thorn to sages and an enemy to celestials, demons, semi-divine beings, celestial musicians, serpent-gods and ogres'."
vibhīṣaṇasya ca aiśvaryam bhaviṣyati hate tvayi |
na cet satkṛtya vaidehīm praṇipatya pradāsyasi || 6-41-82
82. na pradaasyasi chet = If you do not restore; vaidehiim = Seetha; satkR^itya = honourably; praNipatya = by bowing respectfully before me; tvayi = you; hate = ae slain; aishvaryam = and the kingdom; bhaviSyati = will belong; vibhiiSaNasya = to Vibhishana.
"If you do not restore Seetha honourably, by bowing respectfully before me, you are slain and Vibhishana will become the king.'"
ity evam paruṣam vākyam bruvāṇe hari pumgave |
amarṣa vaśam āpanno niśā cara gaṇa īśvaraḥ || 6-41-83
83. hari puN^gave = (While) the lion among monkeys; Angada; bruvaaNe = was speaking; ityevam = thus; paruSam = in harsh; vaakyam = words; nishaacharagaNeshvaraH = Ravana the Lord of the demon-tribe; aapannaH = prevailed; amarSa vasham = on the influence of anger.
Hearing these harsh words from Angada the lion among the monkeys, Ravana the Lord of the demon-tribe was infuriated.
tataḥ sa roṣa tāmra akṣah śaśāsa sacivāṃs tadā |
gṛhyatām eṣa durmedhā vadhyatām iti ca asakṛt || 6-41-84
84. tataH = thereafter; saH = Ravana; aapannaH = who obtained; roSam = wrath; tadaa = then; asakR^it = respeatedly; shasaasa = commanded; sachivaan = his attendants; iti = thus; durmedhaaH = (Let) this stupid monkey; gR^ihyataam = be seized; vadhyataam = and killed.
Then, the enraged Ravana repeatedly commanded his attendants, saying: "Let this stupid monkey be seized and put to death."
rāvaṇasya vacah śrutvā dīpta agni sama tejasaḥ |
jagṛhus tam tato ghorāś catvāro rajanī carāḥ || 6-41-85
85. tataH = then; shrutvaa = hearing; raavaNasya = Ravana's vachaH = words; chatvaaraH = four; ghoraaH = terrible; rajaniicharaah = demons; jagR^ihuH = seized; tam = Angada; tejasaa = who; in his splendour; diiptaagnimiva = resembled a blazing torch.
Hearing Ravana's words, four terrible demons seized Angada who, in his splendour, resembled a blazing torch.
grāhayām āsa tāreyah svayam ātmānam ātmanā |
balam darśayitum vīro yātu dhāna gaṇe tadā || 6-41-86
86. tadaa = then; taareyaH = Angada the son of Tara; aatmavaan = the prudent; viiraH = and the heroic monkey; svayam = voluntarily; graahayaamaasa aatmaanaam = allowed himself to be seized; darshayitum = to display; balam = his prowess; yaatudhaanagaNe = before the host of demons.
Then, the prudent and heroic Angada the son of Tara voluntarily allowed himself to be seized, in order to display his prowess before the host of demons.
sa tān bāhu dvaye saktān ādāya patagān iva |
prāsādam śaila samkāśam utpāpāta angadas tadā || 6-41-87
87. tadaa = then; aadaaya = seizing; patagaaniva = like unto birds; taan = those attendants; baahudvayaa = saktaan = entangled in both of his arms; utpapaata = he leapt on; praasaadam = to the palace; shaila sankaasham = that resembled like a mountain.
Then, seizing like unto birds those attendants clung to his arms, Angada leapt on to the palace that resembled like a mountain.
tesyotpatanavegena nirdhūtāstatra rākṣasāḥ |
bhumau nipatitāh sarve rākṣasa indrasya paśyataḥ || 6-41-88
88. sarve = all those four; raakSasaaH = demons; nirdhuutaaH = were shaken out; tasya = by Angada's utpatana vegena = impetuous leap; nipatitaaH = and they fell; bhuumau = on the ground; tatra = there; pashyataH = under the eyes; raakSasendrasya = of the king of demons.
All those four demons were shaken out by Angada's impetuous leap and fell on the ground there under the eyes of their king.
tataḥ prāsāda śikharam śaila śṛngam iva unnatam |
tat paphāla tadā ākrāntam daśagrīvasya paśyataḥ || 6-41-89
89. tataH = thereafter; prataapavaan = the glorious; vaali putraH = Angada the son of Vali; chakraama = ascended; praasaada shikharam = the roof of the palace; raakSasendrsya = of Ravana; shailashR^igamiva = which equaled the summit of a mountain; unnatam = in height.
Thereafter, the glorious Angada the son of Vali ascended the roof of Ravana's palace, which equaled the summit of a mountain in height.
paphāla ca tadākrāntaṃ daśagrīvasya paśyataḥ |
purā himavataḥ śṛṅgaṃ vajreṇeva vidāritam 6-41-90
90. tadaakraantam = that roof of the palace; trampled by Angada; paphaalacha = crumbled; himaataH shR^iN^gamiva = as a peak of Himalayan range; vidaaritam = was shattered; puraa = long ago; vajreNa = by lightening; dashagriivasya = before Ravana's pashyatah = gaze.
That roof of the palace, trampled by Angada, crumbled - as a peak of Himalayan range was shattered long ago by lightening - before Ravana's gaze.
bhanktvā prāsāda śikharam nāma viśrāvya ca ātmanaḥ |
vinadya sumahā nādam utpapāta vihāyasā || 6-41-91
91. bhaNKtvaa = after destroying; prasaada shikharam = the roof of the palace; naama vishraavyacha aatmanaH = proclaiming his name; vinadya = roaring; sumahaa naadam = with a very great noise; utpapaata = rose; vihaayasaa = into the air.
After destroying the roof of the palace, Angada proclaimed his name and with a triumphant roar, rose into the air.
vyathayan rākṣasān sarvān harṣayaṃścāpi vānarān |
sa vānarāṇāṃ madhye tu rāmapārśvamupāgataḥ 6-41-92
92. vyathayan = causing restlessness; sarvaan = to all; raakSasaan = the demons; harSayam shchaapi = but delight; vaanaraaNaam = to the monkeys; (Angada); upaagataH = approached; raama paarshvam = close to Rama; madhye = in the middle; vaanaraaNaam = of the monkeys.
Causing restlessness to all the demons but delight to the monkeys, Angada approached close to Rama, who was stationed in the middle of the monkey-forces.
rāvaṇas tu param cakre krodham prāsāda dharṣaṇāt |
vināśam ca ātmanah paśyan nihśvāsa paramo abhavat || 6-41-93
93. praasaada dharSaNaat = because of the destruction of the palace; raavaNastu = Ravana on his part; chakre = got; param = extreme; krodham = anger; pashyan = foreseeing; aatmaanaH = his own; vinaasham = destruction; abhavat = he became; niH shvaasa paramaH = a desponded demon.
Because of the destruction of his palace, Ravana on his part got extremely angry. Foreseeing his own destruction, he became a desponded demon.
rāmas tu bahubhir hṛṣṭair ninadadbhih plavam gamaiḥ |
vṛto ripu vadha ākānkṣī yuddhāya eva abhyavartata || 6-41-94
94. vR^itaH = surrounded; bahubhiH plavaNgamaiH = by many monkeys; vinadadbhiH = roaring; hR^iSTaiH = with delight; raamastu = Rama on his part; abhivartata = was proceeding ahead; yuddhaayaiva = for the battle already; ripuvadhaa kaaN^kSii = with an intent to wipe out the enemy.
Surrounded by many monkeys, roaring with delight, Rama on his part was proceeding ahead already for the battle, with an intent to wipe out the enemy.
suṣeṇas tu mahā vīryo giri kūṭa upamo hariḥ |
bahubhih samvṛtas tatra vānaraih kāma rūpibhiḥ || 6-41-95
95. suSeNastu = now Sushena; mahaaviiryaH = the most valiant; hariH = girikuuTopamaH = was like the head of the mountain; tatra = there; bahubhiH = samvR^itaH = surrounded by; innumerable; vaanaraiH = monkeys; kaamaruupibhiH = who were able to change their form at will.
Now, Sushena the highly valiant monkey, was stationed there like the head of the mountain surrounded by innumerable monkeys, who were bale to change their form at will.
sa tu dvārāṇi sarvāṇi sugrīva vacanāt kapiḥ |
paryākramata durdharṣo nakṣatrāṇi iva candramāḥ || 6-41-96
96. Sugreeva vachanaat = under the order of Sugreeva; saH kapiH = that monkey; durdharSaH = the invincible; samyamya = was patrolling; dvaaraaNi = the gates; paryakraamata = and wandering; nakSatraaNiva = like among stars; chandramaaH = the moon.
Under the order of Sugreeva, the invincible monkey, Sushena was patrolling the gates and wandering like a moon among the stars.
teṣām akṣauhiṇi śatam samavekṣya vana okasām |
lankām upaniviṣṭānām sāgaram ca ativartatām || 6-41-97
rākṣasā vismayam jagmus trāsam jagmus tathā apare |
apare samara uddharṣādd harṣam eva upapedire || 6-41-98
97; 98. samavekSya = seeing; akSauhiNi shatam = hundreds of divisions; teSaam = of those; vanaukasaam = monkeys; abhivartataam = encamped; laN^kaam upaniviSTaanaam = under the walls of Lanksa; saagaram cha = (marshaled on the shores) of the sea; raakSasaaH = the demons; jagmuH = got; vismayam = amazed; tathaa = and; apare = some others; jagmuH = got; tathaa = and; apare = some others; jagmuH = got; taasam = terror-struck; apare = (while) others; traasam = terror-struck; apare = (While) others; harSaat = overjoyed; samara = at the prospect of fighting; upapedire = leapt; harSameva = even in exultation.
Seeing hundreds of divisions of those monkeys encamped under the walls of Lanka, marshaled on the shores of the sea, the demons were amazed and some others were terror-struck while others, overjoyed at the prospect of fighting, leapt even in exultation.
kṛtsnam hi kapibhir vyāptam prākāra parikha antaram |
dadṛśū rākṣasā dīnāh prākāram vānarī kṛtam || 6-41-99
hāhākāramakurvanta rākṣasā bhayamāgatāḥ |
99. diinaH = the miserable; rakSasaaH = demons; dadR^ishuH = saw; kR^itsnam = the entire; vyaaptam = extensive; praakaara parikhaantaram = space between the walls and the moat; vaanariikR^itam = being occupied by the monkeys; praakaaram = like under unto a second rampart; raakSasaaH = the demons; aagataH = got; bhayam = a panic; akurvanta = and cried out; haahaakaaram = "woe! Alas!"
Those miserable demons saw the entire extensive space between the walls and the moat being occupied by the monkeys, like unto a second rampart. The demons cried out, "Woe! Alas!" in panic.
tasmin mahā bhīṣaṇake pravṛtte |
kolāhale rākṣasa rājadhānyām |
pragṛhya rakṣāṃsi mahā āyudhāni |
yuga anta vātā;iva samviceruh || 6-41-100
100. pravR^itte = as a result; tasmin = of that; mahaa bhiiSaNake = appalling; kolaahale = tumult; raakSasa raajadhaanyaam = in the capital city of demons; rakSaamsi = the demons; pragR^ihya = seized hold of; mahaayudhaani = their great weapons; samvicheruH = and sallied forth; yugaantaa raataaH iva = like the winds that blow at the dissolution of the worlds.
As a result of that appalling tumult in the capital city of the demons, the soldiers of Ravana seized hold of their great weapons and sallied forth like the winds that blow at the dissolution of the worlds.
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