Seeing Atikaya, the colossal demon, coming towards him on a chariot, Rama asks Vibhishana who he is Vibhishana introduces Atikaya, as being a son of Ravana and Dhanyamali (another consort of Ravana). When some commanders of monkeys try to attack Atikaya, he chops off trees and crags hurled at him. Without fighting further with the monkeys, Atikaya, moves forward to Rama and challenges him for a fight. Then Lakshmana with his bow and arrows begins to fight with Atikaya. By a sharp arrow struck by Atikaya in Lakshmana's chest, Lakshmana is enraged and releases an arrow employed with a missile of fire and Atikaya attacks it with an arrow employed with a solar missile. On the advice the wind-god appeared before him, Lakshmana finally hurls an arrow employed with a missile of Brahma and chips off the head of Atikaya.
svabalam vyathitam dṛṣṭvā tumulaṃ lomaharṣaṇam |
bhrātṝṃśca nihatāndṛṣṭvā śakratulyaparākramān || 6-71-1
pitṛvyau cāpi sandṛśya samare saṃniṣūditau |
yuddhonmattam ca mattam ca bhrātarau rākṣasarṣabhau || 6-71-2
cukopa ca mahātejā brahmadattavaro yudhi |
atikāyo.adrisaṅkāśo devadānavadarpahā || 6-71-3
1; 2; 3. dR^iShTvaa = seeing; svabalam = his own army; tumulam = making a tumultuous sound; romaharShaNam = with excessive fear; vyathitam = seeing; dR^iShTvaa = seeing; bhraatR^iin = his brothers; shakratulya paraakramaan = having a prowess equal to that of Indra the lord of celestials; nihataan = having been killed; atikaayaH = Atikaya; mahaatejaaH = of great splendour; brahmadattavaraH = having boons bestowed by Brahma the lord of creation; adrisamkaashaH = having appearance of a mountain; devadaanavadarpahaa = and who removed the pride of celestials and ogres; yudhi = in battle; samdR^ishya = and seeing; pitR^ivyau = his paternal uncles; bhraatarau = and his brothers; raakShasa shreShTau = the foremost of demons; yudhhaumattamcha = and Yuddhaumatta; mattam cha = and Matta; samnipaatitau = having been fallen down; chukopacha = was enraged.
Seeing his own army making a tumultuous sound tottering with excessive fear, seeing his brothers having a prowess equal to that of Indra the lord of celestials having been killed, and seeing his paternal uncles as also Yuddhonmatta and Matta (Mahodara and Mahaparshva) his brothers and the foremost of demons having been fallen down, Atikaya of great splendour, having boons bestowed by Brahma the lord of creation, having appearance of a mountain and who removed the pride of celestials and ogres, was enraged.
sa bhāskarasahasrasya saṅghātamiva bhāsvaram |
rathamāsthāya śakrārirabhidudrāva vānarān || 6-71-4
4. saH = that Atikaya; shakraariH = the enemy of Indra the lord of celestials; aaruhya = mounting; ratham = a chariot; bhaasvaram = shining; bhaaskara sahasrasya samghaatamiva = like a cluster of thousand suns; abhidudraava = ran; vaanaraan = towards the monkeys.
That Atikaya, the enemy of Indra the lord of celestials, mounting a chariot shining like a cluster of thousand suns, ran towards the monkeys.
sa visphārya tadā cāpam kirīṭī mṛṣṭakuṇḍalaḥ |
nāma saṃśrāvayāmāsa nanāda ca mahāsvanam || 6-71-5
5. saH = He; kiriTii = wearing a crown; mR^iShTakuNDalaH = and well-cleansed ear-rings; visphaarya = drawing; chaapam = his bow; naama samshraavayaamaasa = making his name loudly heard; nanaada cha = roared; mahaasvanam = with a big noise.
Wearing a crown and well-cleansed ear-rings as also drawing his bow, he roared with a big noise, making his name loudly heard.
tena simhapraṇādena nāmaviśrāvaṇena ca |
jyāśabdena ca bhīmena trāsayāmāsa vānarān || 6-71-6
6. tena simhapraNaadena = by that lion-like roar; naama vishraavaNena = making his name loudly heard; bhiimena jyaashabdena cha = and by that terrific sound of the bow-string; traasayaamaasa = it created terror; vaanaraan = to the monkeys.
By that lion-like roar, making his name loudly heard and by that terrific sound of the bow-string, it created terror to the monkeys.
te dṛṣṭvā dehamāhātmyam kumbhakarṇo.ayamutthitaḥ |
bhayārtā vānarāḥ sarve saṃśrayante parasparam || 6-71-7
7. dR^iShTvaa = seeing; dehamaahaatmyam = the bulkiness of his body; sarve = all; te vaanaraaH = those monkeys; kumbhakarNaH utthitaH = thinking that Kumbhakarna woke up (again); samshrayante = took refuge; parasparam = with each other; bhayaartaaH = afflicted as they were; with fear.
Seeing the bulkiness of his body, all the monkeys, thinking that Kumbhakarna woke up again, took refuge with each other, afflicted as they were, with fear.
te tasya rūpamālokya yathā viṣṇostrivikrame |
bhayādvānarayodhāste vidravanti tatastataḥ || 6-71-8
8. aalokya = seeing; tasya ruupam = his form; viShNoH iva = looking like Vishnu; trivikrame = who strided over the three worlds in three steps; te = those; te = renowned; vaanarayodhaaH = monkey-warriors; bhayaat = with fear; vidravanti = ran away; tatstataH = hither and thither.
Seeing his form appearing like Vishnu who strided over the three worlds in three steps, the those renowned monkey-warriors with fear, ran away hither and thither.
te.atikāyam samāsādya vānarā mūḍhacetasaḥ |
śaraṇyam śaraṇam jagmurlakṣmaṇāgrajamāhave || 6-71-9
9. atikaaya samaasaadya = (when) Atikaya was to be attacked; vaanaraaH = the monkeys; muuDhachetasaH = were bewildered in mind; sharaNam jagmuH = and sought refuge; lakSmaNaagrajam = with Rama; aahave = in battle; sharaNyam = who affords protection.
When Atikaya was to be attacked, the monkeys were bewildered in mind and sought in the battle, a refuge with Rama, who affords protection.
tato.atikāyam kākutstho rathasthaṃ parvatopamam |
dadarśa dhanvinam dūrādgarjantaṃ kālameghavat || 6-71-10
10. tataH = then; kaakutthsaH = Rama; dadarsha = saw; duuraat = from a distance; parvatopamam = who resembled a mountain; rathastham = stationed in a chariot; garjantam = and rumbling; kaala meghavat = like a cloud; appearing at the time of universal dissolution.
Then, Rama saw from a distance, Atikaya, who resembled a mountain in size, stationed in a chariot, armed with a bow and rumbling like a cloud appearing at the time of universal dissolution.
sa tam dṛṣṭvā mahākāyam rāghavastu suvismitaḥ |
vānarānsāntvayitvā ca vibhīṣaṇamuvāca ha || 6-71-11
11. dR^iShTvaa = seeing; tam = that Atikaya; mahaakaayam = having a colossal body; saH = that; raaghavastu = Rama for his part; suvismitaH = was quite surprised; saantvayitavaa cha = and consoling; vaanaraan = the monkeys; uvaacha ha = spoke; vibhiiShaNam = to Vibhishana (as follows):
Seeing that Atikaya, having a colossal body, Rama for his part was quite surprised and after consoling the monkeys, spoke to Vibhishana (as follows):
ko.asau parvatasaṅkāśo dhanuṣmānharilocanaḥ |
yukte hayasahasreṇa viśāle syandane sthitaḥ || 6-71-12
12. kaH = who; asau = is he; parvatasamkaashaH = resembling a mountain (in size); dhanuShmaan = armed with a bow; harilochanaH = brown-eyed; sthitaH = and seated; vishaale syandane = in a spacious chariot; yukte = yoked; haya sahasreNa = with a thousand horses?
"Who is he, resembling a mountain in size, armed with a bow, brown-eyed and seated in a spacious chariot yoked with a thousand horses?"
ya eṣa niśitaiḥ śūlaiḥ sutīkṣṇaiḥ prāsatomaraiḥ |
arciṣmadbhirvṛto bhāti bhūtairiva maheśvaraḥ || 6-71-13
13. yaH eShaH = who; archiShmadbhiH = with resplendent; nishitaiH = and sharp; shuulaiH = spikes; sutiikShNaiH = with very sharply; praasa tomaraiH = barbed javelins and lances; bhaati = and shining; maheshvaraH iva = like lord Shiva; bhuutaiH vR^itaH = surrounded by genii.
He is shining like Lord Shiva surrounded by genii, with resplendent and sharp spikes, with very sharply barbed javelins and lances.
kālajihvāprakāśābhirya eṣo.abhivirājate |
āvṛto rathaśaktībhirvidyudbhiriva toyadaḥ || 6-71-14
14. yaH eShaH = who; abhiviraajate = is shining; toyadaH iva = like a cloud; vidyudbhiH = with lightings; aavR^itaH = and moving round; rathashaktiibhiH = with staffs which support the banners of the war-chariot; kaala jihvaa prakaashaabhiH = with appearances of tongues of the time-spirit.
"He is shining like a lightening cloud and moving round with staffs which support the banners of the war-chariot, appearing like tongues of the Time-Sprit."
dhanūṃsi cāsya sajyāni hemapṛṣṭhāni sarvaśaḥ |
śobhayanti rathaśreṣṭham śakrapātamivāmbaram || 6-71-15
15. dhanuumShicha = bows; sajjaani = adhered; hema pR^iShThaani = with golden backs; asya ratha shreSTham = in his excellent chariot; shobhayanti = are shining; sarvashaH = on all sides; shakra chaapam iva = like a rainbow; ambaram = in the sky.
"Bows adhered with golden backs in his excellent chariot are shining on all sides like a rainbow in the sky."
ya eṣa rakṣaḥ śārdūlo raṇabhūmim virājayan |
abhyeti rathinām śreṣṭho rathenādityatejasā || 6-71-16
dhvajaśṛṅgapratiṣṭhena rāhuṇābhivirājate |
sūryaraśmiprabhairbāṇairdiśo daśa virājayan || 6-71-17
16; 17. yaH = which; rakShashshaarduulaH = excellent of demons; shreShThaH = the eminent; rathinaam = of charioteers; viraajayan raNa bhuumin = making the battle-field to shine; abhyeti = coming; rathena = in a chariot; aaditye varchasaa = with splendour of the sun; baaNaiH = and with arrows; suurya rashmi prabhaiH = having gleams of sunbeams; viraajayan = shining; dashadishaH = in ten directions; abhiviraajate = embellishing a brilliance; raahuNaa = by an emblem of Rahu; dhvajashR^iNga pratiShThena = installed on the point of his standard.
"That warrior of demons, the eminent of charioteers, making the battle-front to shine, is coming in a chariot with the splendour of the sun, with arrows having gleams of sun-beams, shining in ten directions and embellishing brilliance by an emblem of Rahu installed on the point of his standard."
triṇataṃ meghanirhrādam hemapṛṣṭhamalaṅkṛtam |
śatakratudhanuḥprakhyam dhanuścāsya virājate || 6-71-18
18. asya = his; dhanuH = bow; trinatam = triply curved; hema pR^iShTham = golden backed; alamkR^itam = and decorated; megha samnaadam = having a rumbling sound of the cloud; viraajate = is shining; shatakratudhanuH prakhyam = like a rainbow.
"His triply curved, golden backed and decorated bow, having a rumbling sound of the cloud, is shining like a rain-bow."
sadhvajaḥ sapatākaśca sānukarṣo mahārathaḥ |
catuḥsādisamāyukto meghastanitanisvanaḥ || 6-71-19
19. mahaarathaH = his large chariot; sadhvajaH = with its flag; sapataakashcha = and emblem; saanukarShaH = with its axle-tree at the bottom; meghastamita niH svanaH = having the sound of a cloud's lightning; chatussaadisamaayuktaH = consists of four charioteers.
"His large chariot, with its flag and emblem, with its axle-tree at the bottom, and having the sound of a cloud's lightning, consists of four charioteers."
viṃśatirdaśa cāṣṭau ca tūṇīrarathamāsthitāḥ |
kārmukāṇi ca bhīmāni jyāśca kāñcanapiṅgalāḥ || 6-71-20
20. vimshati = twenty; tuuNyaH = quivers; dashacha = ten; bhiimaani = terrific; kaarmukaaNi cha = bows; aShTou cha = and eight; jyaashcha = bow-strings; kaaN^chana piN^gaLaaH = golden and reddish brown in colour; aasthitaaH = are abiding; asya ratham = in his chariot.
Twenty quivers, ten terrific bows and eight bow-strings, golden and reddish brown in colour, are abiding in his chariot."
dvau ca khaḍgau rathagatau pārśvasthau pārśvaśobhinau |
caturhastatsarucitau vyaktahastadaśāyatau || 6-71-21
21. rathagatau = on that chariot are hanging; dvau = two; khaDgau cha = swords; vyakta hastadashaayatau = clearly measuring ten cubits in length; chaturhastatsaruchitou = shone upon by hilts measuring four cubits; pradiiptau = are casting their splendour; paarshvashobhitau = on his two sides.
"On that chariot are hanging two swords, clearly measuring ten cubits in length and provided with measuring four cubits, casting their splendour on his two sides."
raktakaṇṭhaguṇo dhīro mahāparvatasaṃnibhaḥ |
kālaḥ kālamahāvaktro meghastha iva bhāskaraḥ || 6-71-22
22. dhiiraH = this brave warrior; rakta kaNTha guNaH = with a red garland adorning his neck; mahaaparvata sannibhaH = resembling a large mountain; kaalaH = black in colour; kaala mahaavaktraH = having a mouth as large as Death; bhaaskaraH iva = looks like the sun; meghasthaH = veiled by a cloud.
"This brave warrior, with a red garland adorning his neck, resembling a large mountain black in colour and having a month as large as Death, looks like the sun veiled by a cloud."
kāñcanāṅgadanaddhābhyāṃ bhujābhyāmeṣa śobhate |
śṛṅgābhyāmiva tuṅgābhyām himavānparvatottamaḥ || 6-71-23
23. bhujjaabhyaam = with his arms; kaaN^chanaaN^gada naddhaabhyaam = adorned with gold armlets; eShaH = he; shobhate = shines; himavaan iva = like the Himalaya parvatottamaH = the highest mountain; tuN^gaabhyaam shR^iN^gaabhyaam = with its two lofty peaks.
"With his arms adorned with gold armlets, he shines like the Himalaya, the highest mountain with its two lofty peaks."
kuṇḍalābhyām tu yasyaitadbhāti vaktram śubhekṣaṇam |
punarvasvantaragataṃ pūrṇabimbamivaindavam || 6-71-24
24. subhiiShaNam = his awfully dreadful; vaktram = face; ubhaabhyaam = wit two; kuN^Dalaabhyaam = ear-rings; bhaati = is shining; paripuurNaH nishaakaraH = like a full moon; punarvasvantaragataH = appearing between the two stars constituting the constellation; Punarvasu.
"His awfully dreadful face, with two ear-rings, is shining like a full moon appearing between the two stars constituting the constellation, Punnarvasu."
ācakṣva me mahābāho tvamenam rākṣasottamam |
yam dṛṣṭvā vānarāḥ sarve bhayārtā vidrūtā diśaḥ || 6-71-25
25. mahaabaaho = O the long armed!; dR^iShTvaa = by seeing; yam = whom; sarve = all; vaanaraaH = the monkeys; bhayaartaaH = afflicted with fear; vidrutaaH = ran away; dishaH = in different direction; tvam = you; aachakShva = tell; me = me; enam raakShasottamam = about this foremost of demons.
"O the long armed! Tell me who this foremost of demons is! On seeing him all the monkeys, afflicted with fear, are running away in different directions."
sa pṛṣṭho rājaputreṇa rāmeṇāmitatejasā |
ācacakṣe mahātejā rāghavāya vibhīṣaṇaḥ || 6-71-26
26. pR^iShTaH = questioned (thus); raameNa = by Rama; raja putreNa = the prince; amita tejasaa = having an unlimited splendour; saH = that; vibhiiShaNaH = Vibhishana; maahaatejaaH = of great splendour; aachakShe = replied; raaghavaaya = to Rama (as follows):
Thus asked by Rama, the prince having an unlimited splendour, that Vibhishana of great brilliance, replied to Rama as follows:
daśagrīvo mahātejā rājā vaiśravaṇānujaḥ |
bhīmakarmā mahotsāho rāvaṇo rākṣasādhipaḥ || 6-71-27
27. raajaa = the king; raavaNaH = Ravana; dashagriivaH = the ten-necked; mahaatejaaH = having great brilliance; vaishraavaNaanujaH = the brother of Kumbera the lord of wealth; bhiima karma = doing terrific deeds; mahotsaahaaH = having great power; raakShaseshvaraH = is the lord of demons.
"The ten-necked king Ravana, having great brilliance, the brother of Kubera the lord of wealth, doing terrific deeds and possessing a great power, is the lord of demons."
tasyāsīdvīryavānputro rāvaṇapratimo raṇe |
vṛddhasevī śrutadharaḥ sarvāstraviduṣām varaḥ || 6-71-28
28. tasya = to him; aasiit = there is; putraH = a son; viiryavaan = who is valiant; raavaNapratimaH = equal to Ravana; raNe = in combat; vR^iddha sevii = who serves elders; varaH = excellent; shrutidharaH = among those holding that which is heard; sarvaastra viduShaam = and who is skilled in the use of weaponry.
"To him, there is a valiant son, equal to Ravana in combat, who serves elders, holding that which is heard from them and skilled in the use of weaponry."
aśvapṛṣṭhe rathe nāge khaḍge dhanuṣi karṣaṇe |
bhede sāntve ca dāne ca naye mantre ca saṃmataḥ || 6-71-29
29. sammataH = (He) is respected; mantre cha = for his counsel; ashvapR^iShThe = for his rides on a horse-back; naaga pR^iShThe = and an elephant-back; khaDge dhanuShi karShaNe = for his drawing out of sword and bow; bhede saantvecha daanecha = for his strategy of winning over to his side by sowing dissention; negotiation naye = and for his steering capacity of an army.
"He is respected for his counsel, for his rides on the backs of horses and elephants, for his drawing out of the sword and the bow, for his strategy winning over to his side by sowing dissention negotiation and bribery and for his steering capacity of an army.
yasya bāhum samāśritya laṅkā bhavati nirbhayā |
tanayam dhānyamālinyā atikāyamimam viduḥ || 6-71-30
30. samaashritya = resting; yasya baahum = on whose arm; laN^kaa = Lanka; bhavati nirbhayaa = is feeling fearless; viduH = (they) know; imam = him; atikaayam = as Atikaya; tanayam = the son; dhaanyamaalinyaaH = of Dhanyamali.
"He is Atikaya, the son of Dhanyamali. Lanka is feeling fearless, by resting on his arm."
etenārādhito brahmā tapasā bhāvitātmanā |
astrāṇi cāpyavāptāni ripavaśca parājitāḥ || 6-71-31
31. etena = by him; bhaavitaatmanaa = who purified his soul by meditating on the universal soul; aaraadhitaH = was worshipped; brahmaa = Brahma the lord of creation; astraaNicha = and the missiles too; avaaptaani = obtained; ripavashcha = and enemies; paraajitaaH = conquered.
"He, who purified his soul by meditating on the universal soul, worshipped Brahma the lord of creation, obtained missiles too and conquered the enemies.
surāsurairavadhyatvam dattamasmai svayambhuvā |
etacca kavacam divyam rathaścaiṣo.arkabhāskaraḥ || 6-71-32
32. svayambhuvaa = by Brahma; asmai dattam = to him was given (a boon); avadhyatvam = of not being killed; suraasuraiH = by celestials and demons; (and also); etat = this; divyam = wonderful; kavacham cha = armour; rathashcha = and the chariot; ravibhaasvaraH = shining like the sun.
"Brahma, the lord of creation, granted a boon, exempting him from death at the hands of celestials and demons as also this wonderful armour and the chariot shining like the sun."
etena śataśo devā dānavāśca parājitāḥ |
rakṣitāni ca rakṣāmi yakṣāścāpi niṣūditāḥ || 6-71-33
33. etena = by him; devaaH = celestials; daanavaashcha = and ogres; paraajitaaH = were conquered; shatashaH = hundreds of times; yakShaashcha api = even Yakshas the super natural beings; niShuuditaaH = were destroyed; rakShaamsi = the demons; rakShitaani = were defended.
"He conquered the celestials and the ogres several times, destroyed Yakshas the supernatural beings and defended the demons."
vajram viṣṭambhitaṃ yena bāṇairindrasya dhīmataḥ |
pāśaḥ salilarājasya yuddhe pratihatastathā || 6-71-34
eṣo.atikāyo balavān rākṣasānāmatharṣabhaḥ |
sa rāvaṇasya suto dhīmān devadanava darpahā || 6-71-35
34; 35. yena = by whom; baaNaiH = with his arrows; yuddhe = in battle; vajram = the thunderbolt; dhiimataH indrashcha = of the intelligent Indra; viShTambhitam = was paralyzed; tathaa = and; paashaH = the noose; salilaraajasya = of Varuna; the lord of waters; pratihataH = was struck down; eShaH = he as such; atikaayaH = is Atikaya; balavaan = a strong demon; atha = and; R^iShabhaH = the foremost; raakShasaanaam = among demons; saH = He; dhiimaan = the wise demon; raavaNa sutaH = is the son of Ravana; devadaanava darpahaa = who took off the pride from celestials and ogres.
"He is Atikaya, who paralyzed the thunderbolt of the intelligent Indra with his arrows. He struck down the noose of Varuna, the seizer of transgressors. This wise Ravana's son, who is strong and the foremost of demons took off the pride of celestials and ogres."
tadasmin kriyatām yatnaḥ kṣipraṃ puruṣapuṅgava |
purā vānarasainyāni kṣayaṃ nayati sāyakaiḥ || 6-71-36
36. puruShapuN^gava = O Rama; the foremost of men!; tat = therefore; yatnaH = let the effort; kriyataam = be made; kShipram = quickly; asmin = in his case; puraanayati = (otherwise) he will shortly bring in.
"O Rama, the foremost of men! Therefore let the effort to destroy him be made quickly. Otherwise shortly, he will bring in destruction for our army of monkeys, with his arrows."
tato.atikāyo balavānpraviśya harivāhinīm |
visphārayāmāsa dhanurnanāda ca punaḥ punaḥ || 6-71-37
37. pravishya = entering; harivaahiniim = the army of monkeys; balavaan = the strong; atikaayaH = Atikaya; tataH = then; visphaaryaamaasa = stretched; dhanuH = his bow; nanaada cha = and roared; punaH punaH = again and again.
Entering the army of monkeys, the strong Atikaya then stretched his bow and roared again and again.
taṃ bhīmavapuṣam dṛṣṭvā rathastham rathināṃ varam |
abhipeturmahātmāno ye pradhānāḥ ye vanaukasaḥ || 6-71-38
38. dR^iShTvaa = seeing; tam = him; bhiimavapuSham = with a terrific body; rathastham = seated in the chariot; varam = and excellent; rathinaam = among the charioteers; vanaukasaH = were chiefs; mahaatmanaH = and powerful; abhipetuH = rushed towards him.
Seeing him with a terrific body, seated in the chariot, as the excellent one among the charioteers, powerful chiefs of monkeys rushed towards him.
kumudo dvivido maindo nīlaḥ śarabha eva ca |
pādapairgiriśṛṅgaiś ca yugapatsamabhidravan || 6-71-39
39. paadapaiH = with trees; girishR^iN^gaiH = and with mountain-peaks; kumudaH = Kumuda; dvividaH = Dvivida; maindaH = Mainda; niilaH = Nila; sharbhaH eva cha = and Sharabha; samabhidravan = ran (to attack him); yugavata = at once.
Taking trees and mountain peaks, Kumuda, Dvivida, Mainda, Nila and Sharabha marched forwards quickly to attack him at once.
teṣām vṛkṣāṃśca śailāṃśca śaraiḥ kāñcanabhūṣaṇaiḥ |
atikāyo mahātejāścicchedāstravidām varaḥ || 6-71-40
40. atikaayaH = Atikaya; mahaatejaaH = of great splendour; astavidaam varaH = the foremost among those skilled in weaponry; chichchheda = chopped off; teShaam = their; vR^ikShaam = trees; shailaam cha = and crags; sharaiH = with his arrows; kanaka bhuuShaNaiH = decked with gold.
Atikaya of great splendour, the foremost among those skilled in weaponry, chopped off their trees and crags with his arrows decked with gold.
tāṃścaiva sarānsa harīñśaraiḥ sarvāyasairbalī |
vivyādhābhimukhaḥ saṅkhye bhīmakāyo niśācaraḥ || 6-71-41
41. saH = he; balii = the strong; vishaaradaH = the skilled; bhiimakaayaH = with a terrific body; vivyaadha = struck; sarvaan = all; taan = those; hariin = monkeys; abhimukhaan = facing in front of him; samkhye = in battle; sharaiH = with arrows; sarvaayasaiH = fully made of iron.
That strong and skilled Atikaya with a terrific body, struck all those monkeys, facing in front of him in battle with arrows fully made of iron.
te.arditā bāṇabarṣeṇa bhinnagātrāḥ plavaṅgamāḥ |
na śekuratikāyasya pratikartuṃ mahāraṇe || 6-71-42
42. te paraajitaaH = those overthrown monkeys; arditaaH = injured; baaNa varSeNa = by the shower of arrows; atikaayasya = of Atikaya; bhinnagaatraaH = with their blown out bodies; mahaahave = in that great battle; na shekuH = were unable; pratikartum = to retaliate (on him).
Those overthrown monkeys, injured with their blown out bodies, by the shower of Atikaya's arrows in that great battle, were unable to retaliate on him.
tatsainyam harivīrāṇām trāsayāmāsa rākṣasaḥ |
mṛgayūthamiva kruddho hariryauvanamāsthitaḥ || 6-71-43
43. raakShasaH = that demon; yauvanadarpitaH = who was arrogant of his youth; traasayaamaasa = frightened; tat = that; sainyam = army; hariviiraaNaam = of monkey-warriors; kruddhaH hariH = as an enraged lion (frightens) mR^igayuuthamiva = a herd of deers.
That demon, who was arrogant of his youth, frightened that army of monkey-warriors, as an enraged lion frightens a herd of deers.
sa rāṣasendro harisainyamadhye |
nāyudhyamānaṃ nijaghāna kam cit |
upetya rāmam sadhanuḥ kalāpī |
sagarvitam vākyamidaṃ babhāṣe || 6-71-44
44. saH = that; raakShasendraH = chief of demons; na nijaghaana = did not strike; kamchit = whomsoever; hariyuuthamadhye = of the monkey-warriors; ayudhyamaanam = who could not fight; saH = that Atikaya; sadhanuH kalaapii = with his bow and quiver of arrows; utpatya = going up quickly; raamam = towards Rama; babhaaShe = spoke; idam = these; garvitam vaakyam = haughty (to him) words.
That chief of demons did not strike whomsoever of the monkey-warriors who were unable to fight. That Atikaya, with his bow and quiver of arrows, going up quickly towards Rama, spoke haughty words (to him) as follows:
rathe sthito.aham śaracāpapāṇi |
na prākṛtam kaṃ cana yodhayāmi |
yasyāsti śaktirvyavasāya yuktā |
dadātuṃ me kṣipramihādya yuddham || 6-71-45
45. aham = I; sthitaH = am seated; rathe = in the chariot; shara chaapapaaNiH = with arrows and bow in my hand; na yodhayaami = I would not give battle; kamchana praakR^itam = with any common warrior; yasya asti = he who has; shaktiH = ability; vyavasaaya yuktaH = and energy; dadaatu = can give; yuddham = a fight; adya = now; iha = here; me = to me; shiighram = quickly.
"I am seated in the chariot with arrows and a bow in my hand. I would not give battle with any common warrior. He who has ability and energy can give his fight to me now and here quickly."
tattasya vākyaṃ bruvato niśamya |
cukopa saumitriramitrahantā |
amṛṣyamāṇaśca samutpapāta |
jagrāha cāpam ca tataḥ smayitvā || 6-71-46
46. nishamya = hearing; tasya tat vaakyam = those of his words thus spoken; saumitriH = Lakshmana; amitrahantaa = the annihilator of enemies; chukopa = was enraged; tataH = then; smayitvaa = smiling; amR^iShyamaaNaH = and unable to bear his words; samutpapaata = rose up quickly; jagraaha = and took up; chaapam = his bow.
Hearing his words, Lakshmana the annihilator of enemies was enraged. Then, unable to bear his words and smiling, he rose up quickly and took up his bow.
kruddhaḥ saumitrirutpatya tūṇādākṣipya sāyakam |
purastādatikāyasya vicakarṣa mahaddhanuḥ || 6-71-47
47. kruddhaH = the enraged; saumitriH = Lakshmana; utpatya = coming forward quickly; aakShipya = and taking off; saayakam = an arrow; tuuNaat = from the quiver; an arrow; chakarSha = pulled out; mahat = his great; dhanuH = bow; parastaat = in front; atikaayasya = of Atikaya.
The enraged Lakshmana, coming forward quickly and taking off an arrow from his quiver pulled out his great bow in front of Atikaya.
pūrayansa mahīm śailānākāśaṃ sāgaram diśaḥ |
jyāśabdo lakṣmaṇasyograstrāsayanrajanīcarān || 6-71-48
48. saH = that; jyaashabdaH = twang of the bow; lakShmaNasya = of Lakshmna; puurayan = filling; sarvaam = the entire; mahiim = earth; aakaasham = sky; saagaram = ocean; dishaH = and quarters; ugraH = was angry; traasayan = frightening; rajanii charaan = the demons.
That twang of the bow of Lakshmana, filling the entire quarters, earth, sky and the ocean, was angry, frightening the demons.
saumitreścāpanirghoṣam śrutvā pratibhayam tadā |
visiṣmiye mahātejā rākṣasendrātmajo balī || 6-71-49
49. shrutvaa = hearing; saumitreH chaapanirghoSham = the twang of Lakshmana's bow; pratibhayam = which was terrible; balii = the strong; raakShasendraatmajaH = Atikaya; mahaatejaH = of great splendour; tadaa = then; visiShmiye = was surprised.
Hearing the terrific twang of Lakshmana's bow, the strong Atikaya of great splendour, was surprised.
tadātikāyaḥ kupito dṛṣṭvā lakṣmaṇamutthitam |
ādāya niśitaṃ bāṇamidam vacanamabravīt || 6-71-50
50. dR^iShvaa = seeing; lakShmaNam = Lakshmana; utthitam = coming forth (for battle); atikaayaH = Atikaya; tadaa = then; kupitaH = was enraged; aadaaya = and taking; nishitam baaNam = a sharp arrow; abraviit = spoke; idam vachanam = the following words.
Seeing Lakshmana standing in front of him for the battle, Atikaya then was enraged and taking a sharp arrow, spoke the following words:
bālastvamasi saumitre vikrameṣvavicakṣaṇaḥ |
gaccha kim kālasadṛśaṃ mām yodhayitumicchasi || 6-71-51
51. saumitre = O Lakshmana; tvam asi = you are; avichakShaNaH = ignorant; vikrameShu = of a fight; baalaH = you are a minor; gachchha = go away; kim = why; ichchhasi = do you wish; yodhayitum = to fight; maam = with me; kaala samkaasham = who is like Yama the Lord of Death.
"O Lakshmana! You are still a boy. You are ignorant of a fight. Why do you wish to fight with me, who is like Yama the Lord of Death? Go away."
na hi madbāhusṛṣṭānāmastrāṇām himavānapi |
soḍhumutsahate vegamantarikṣamatho mahī || 6-71-52
52. vegam = to the speed; baaNaanaam = of arrows; madbaahusR^iShTaanaam = discharged by my arms; himavaanapi = even the Himalaya mountains; na utsahate hi = would not be able; soDhum = to endure; antarikSham atho mahii = nor the sky nor the earth.
"Even the Himalayan Mountains or the sky or the earth would be unable to endure the speed of arrows released by my arms."
sukhaprasuptam kālāgniṃ prabodhayitumicchasi |
nyasya cāpaṃ nivartasva mā prāṇāñjahi madgataḥ || 6-71-53
53. ichhasi = you wish; vibodhayitum = to arouse; kaalaagnim = a fire that is to destroy the world; sukhaprasuptam = which is sleeping happily; nivartasya = go back; nyasya = keeping; chaapam = your bow; maajahi = do not kill; praaNaan = your lives; madgataH = having approached me with hostile intentions.
"You wish to arouse a fire of dissolution, when it is sleeping happily. Placing your bow here, go back. Do not lose your life, by fighting against me."
atha vā tvaṃ pratiṣṭabdho na nivartitumicchasi |
tiṣṭha prāṇānparityajya gamiṣyasi yamakṣayam || 6-71-54
54. tvam na ichhasi = If you do not wish; nivartitum = to go back; athavaa = rather; pratistabdhaH = with obstinance; tiShTha = stay back; parityajya = abandoning; praaNaan = your lives; gamiShyasi = you will go; yamakShayam = to the abode of Yama.
"If you do not go back, with an obstinance, then you rather stay back. Abandoning your lives, you will reach the abode of Yama."
paśya me niśitān bāṇāna ridarpaniṣūdanān |
īśvarāyudhasaṅkāśāṃstaptakāñcanabhūṣaṇān || 6-71-55
55. pashya = see; nishitaan baaNaan = my sharp arrows; tapta kaaNchana bhuuShaNaan = decked with pure gold; me ripudarpa niShuudanaan = which can remove the pride of my enemies; iishvaraayudha samkaashaan = which are like the weapons of Ishvara the lord destruction.
"See my sharp arrows decked with pure gold, which can remove the pride of my enemies and which are like the weapons of Ishvara the lord of destruction."
eṣa te sarpasaṅkāśo bāṇaḥ pāsyati śoṇitam |
mṛgarāja iva kruddho nāgarājasya śoṇitam || 6-71-56
56. eShaH baaNaH = this arrow; sarpasamkaashaH = looking like a serpent; pasyati = will drink; te shoNitam = your blood; mR^igaraajaajaH iva = like a lion; naagaraajasya shoNitam = (drinking) the blood of an elephant; ityevam uktvaa = thus speaking; samkruddhaH = Atikaya was enraged; samdadhe = and fixed; sharam = an arrow; dhanuShi = on his bow.
"This arrow looking like a serpent will drink your blood as a lion drinks the blood of an elephant. "Thus speaking, Atikaya was enraged and fixed an arrow on his bow.
śrutvātikāyasya vacaḥ saroṣaṃ |
sagarvitam samyati rājaputraḥ |
sa sañcukopātibalo masvī |
uvāca vākyam ca tato mahārtham || 6-71-57
57. shrutvaa = hearing; vachaH = the words; atikaayasya = of Atikaya; saroSham = filled with anger; sagarvitam = and arrogance; samyati = in battle; raajaputraH = Lakshmana; samchukopa = was enraged; tataH = thereafter; saH = that Lakshmana; atibalaH = with great strength; manasvii = wisdom; bR^ihachchhriiH = and great glory; uvaacha cha = spoke also; vaakyam = (the following) words:
Hearing the words of Atikaya, filled with anger and arrogance in that battle-field, Lakshmana was enraged. Thereafter, that Lakshmana, having a great strength wisdom and great glory, also spoke as follows:
na vākyamātreṇa bhavānpradhāno |
na katthanātsatpuruṣā bhavanti |
mayi sthite dhanvini bāṇapāṇau |
vidarśayasvātmabalam durātman || 6-71-58
58. duraatman = O the evil minded one!; vaakyamaatrena = just by mere words; bhavaan = you; na = cannot be; pradhaanaH = a very important person; katthanaat = by of boasting themselves; na bhavanti = people cannot become; satpuruShaaH = good persons; nidarshayatva = you show; aatmabalam = your strength; mayi = in me; sthite = who is standing; baaNa paaNau = with an arrow in hand; dhanvini = and wielding a bow.
"O the evil-minded! Just by uttering mere words, you cannot by a very important person. People cannot become good persons, just by boasting of themselves. You rather show your strength in me, who is standing with an arrow in hand and wielding a bow."
karmaṇā sūcayātmānaṃ na vikatthitumarhasi |
pauruṣeṇa tu yo yuktaḥ sa tu śūra iti smṛtaḥ || 6-71-59
59. suuchaya = reveal; aatmaanam = yourself; karmaNaa = by your deeds; na arhasi = you do not deserve; vikatthitum = to boast of yourself; yaH = whoever; yuktaH pauruSheNa = is with a valour; saH = he alone; smR^itaH = is declared; shuuraH iti = as a warrior.
"Reveal yourself by your deeds. You do not deserve to boast of yourself. A person with valour alone is declared as a warrior."
sarvāyudhasamāyukto dhanvī tvam rathamāsthitaḥ |
śarairvā yadi vāpyastrairdarśayasva parākramam || 6-71-60
60. tvam = you; aasthitaH = are seated; ratham = in a chariot; sarvaayudha samaayuktaH = with all the weapons; dhanvii = and wielding a bow; darshayasva = show; paraakramam = your prowess; sharaiH vaa = either by your arrows; yadi vaapi = or even; astraiH = by your weapons.
"You are seated in a chariot, with all the weaponry and wielding a bow. Show your prowess either by your arrows or even by your weapons."
tataḥ śiraste niśitaiḥ pātayiṣyāmyaham śaraiḥ |
mārutaḥ kālasampakvam vṛntāttālaphalaṃ yathā || 6-71-61
61. tataH = thereupon; nishitaiH sharaiH = with sharp arrows; aham = I; paatayiShyaami = shall strike down; te shiraH = your head; nishitaiH sharaiH = by my sharp arrows; taalaphalam yathaa = as a fruit of a fan-palm; kaala sampakvam = ripened by time; (is fallen down); maarutaH = by wind; vR^intaat = from its stalk.
"Thereupon, with sharp arrows, I shall strike down your head like a fruit of a fan-palm, ripened by its time, is fallen down from its stalk by the gust of a wind."
adya te māmakā bāṇāstaptakāñcanabhūṣaṇāḥ |
pāsyanti rudhiram gātrādbāṇaśalyāntarotthitam || 6-71-62
62. maamakaaH baaNaaH = (these) arrows of mine; taptakaaNchana bhuuShaNaaH = decked with pure gold; paasyanti = will drink; rudhiram = blood; baaNashalyaantarothitam te gaatraat = coming forth from the holes formed in your body by the sharp points of my arrows.
"Today, these arrows of mine decked with pure gold, will drink blood oozing forth from the holes formed in your body by the sharp points of my arrows."
bālo.ayamiti vijñāya na māvajñātumarhasi |
bālo vā yadi vā vṛddho mṛtyum jānīhi samyuge || 6-71-63
bālena viṣṇunā lokāstrayaḥ krāntāstrivikramaiḥ |
63. viN^aaya = thinking; iti = that; ayam = he; baalaH = is a boy; na cha arhasi = you ought not; avaJNaatum = to disregard (me); baalovaa = either as a boy; vR^iddhovaa = or as an old man; jaanihi = you indeed perceive (me); samyuge = in the battle front; mR^ityum = as the god of Death; baalena viShNuunaa = by Vishnu as a boy; trayaH = the three; lokaaH = worlds; kraantaaH = were occupied; trivikramaiH = by his three strides.
"Thinking me to be a boy, you need not disregard me. Either as the boy or as the aged, you indeed know me in battle-front as the god of Death. Vishnu, as a boy occupied the three worlds just with his three strides, Didn't he?"
lakṣmaṇasya vacaḥ śrutvā hetumatparamārthavat || 6-71-64
atikāyaḥ pracukrodha bāṇam cottamamādade |
64. shrutvaa = hearing; hetuvat = the reasonable; paramaarthavat = and highly meaningful; vachaH = words; lakShmaNasya = of Lakshmana; atikaayaH = Atikaya; prachukrodhaH = was very much enraged; aadadecha = and took out; uttamam = an excellent; baaNam = arrow.
Hearing the reasonable and highly meaningful words of Lakshmana, Atikaya was very much enraged and took out an excellent arrow.
tato vidyādharā bhūtā devā daityā maharṣayaḥ || 6-71-65
guhyakāśca mahātmānastadyuddham dadṛśustadā |
65. tataH = then; vidyaadharaaH = Vidyadharas the supernatural beings bhuutaaH = Bhutas the spirits; devaaH = the celestials; daityaaH = the demons; maharShayaH = the great sages; guhyakaaH = Guhyakas a class of demi = gods; mahaatmanaH = the great souled; dadR^ishuH = saw; tat = that; yuddham = battle.
Then, Vidyadharas the supernatural beings, Bhutas the spirits, Devas the celestials, Daityas the demons, Maharshies the great sages and Guhyakas a class of demi-gods, all the great souled ones saw that battle.
tato.atikāyaḥ kupitaścāpamāropya sāyakam || 6-71-66
lakṣmaṇasya pracikṣepa saṅkṣipanniva cāmbaram |
66. tataH = thereafter; kupitaH = the enraged; atikaayaH = Atikaya; aaropya = stringing; saayakam = an arrow; chaapam = to his bow; prachikShepa = dispatched (the arrow); lakShmaNaaya = towards Lakshmana; ambaram samkShipan iva = as though he were shrinking up the space in between.
Thereafter, the enraged Atikaya, stringing an arrow to his bow, dispatched it towards Lakshmana, as though he were shrinking up the space in between.
tamāpatantaṃ niśitam śaramāśīviṣopamam || 6-71-67
ardhacandreṇa ciccheda lakṣmaṇaḥ paravīrahā |
67. lakShmaNaH = Lakshmana; paraviirahaa = the annihilator of enemy-warriors; chichheda = chopped off; tam = that; ashiivishopamam = serpent-like; nishitam = sharp; sharam = arrow; aapatantam = which was falling down on him; ardhachandraNa = with his crescent pointed arrow.
Lakshmana, the annihilator of enemy-warriors, chopped off that serpent-like sharp arrow, which was falling down on him, with his crescent-pointed arrow.
taṃ nikṛttam śaram dṛṣṭvā kṛttabhogamivoragam || 6-71-68
atikāyo bhṛśam kruddhaḥ pañcabāṇānsamādade |
68. dR^iSTvaa = seeing; tam sharam = that arrow; nikR^ittam = which was chopped off; kR^itta bhogam uragam iva = as a snake's hood severed into pieces; atikaayaH = Atikaya; bhR^isham = was very much; kR^iddhaH = enraged; samaadadhe = and fitted; paN^cha = five; baaNaan = arrows (to his bow).
Seeing that arrow which was chopped off as a snake's hood severed into pieces, Atikaya was very much enraged and fitted five arrows to his bow.
tāñśarānsampracikṣepa lakṣmaṇāya niśācaraḥ || 6-71-69
tānaprāptāñśaraistīkṣṇaiściccheda bharatānujaḥ |
69. nishaacharaH = that demon; samprachikShepa = hurled; taan sharaan = those arrows; lakShmaNaaya = towards Lakshmana; apraaptaan = even before they reached him; bharataanujaH = Lakshmana; taan chichheda = chopped them off; shitaiH baaNaiH = with his sharp arrows.
That demon hurled those arrows towards Lakshmana. Even before they reached him, Lakshmana chopped them off with his sharp arrows.
sa tāṃśchittvā śaraistīkṣṇairlakṣmaṇaḥ paravīrahā || 6-71-70
ādade niśitaṃ bāṇam jvalantamiva tejasā |
70. chhitvaa = cutting off; taan = those arrows; shitaiH baaNaiH = with his sharp arrows; saH lakShmaNaH = that Lakshmana; paraviirahaa = the annihilator of enemy-warriors; aadade = took up; nishitam baaNam = a sharp arrow; jvalantamiva tejasaa = as though it was blazing with a glow.
Cutting off those arrows with his sharp arrows that Lakshmana, the destroyer of enemy-warriors, took up a sharp arrow, as though it was blazing with a glow.
tamādāya dhanuḥ śreṣṭhe yojayāmāsa lakṣmaṇaḥ || 6-71-71
vicakarṣa ca vegena visasarja ca sāyakam |
71. aadaaya = taking; tam saayakam = that arrow; lakShmaNaH = Lakshmana; yojayaamaasa = harnessed it; dhanuH shreShThe = on his excellent bow; vichakarShacha = stretched it; vegena = with force; visasarja = and discharged it.
Taking that arrow, Lakshmana harnessed it on his excellent bow, stretched it with force and released it.
pūrṇāyatavisṛṣṭena śareṇānata parvaṇā || 6-71-72
lalāṭe rākṣasaśreṣṭhamājaghāna sa vīryavān |
72. saH viiryavaan = that valiant Lakshmana; nataparvaNaa shareNa = by a flat-jointed arrow; puurNaayatavisR^iShTena = stretched and released fully; aajaghaana = struck it; lalaaTe = on the forehead; raakShasashreShTham = of that foremost of demons.
That valiant Lakshmana, by a flat-jointed arrow released fully, struck it on the forehead of that excellent demon.
sa lalāṭe śaro magnastasya bhīmasya rakṣasaḥ || 6-71-73
dadṛśe śoṇitenāktaḥ pannagendra ivāhave |
73. saH sharaH = that arrow; magnaH = sunken; lalaaTe = into the forehead; tasya = of that; bhiimasya = terrible; rakShasaH = demon; aktaH = coated; shoNitena = with blood; dadR^ishe = appeared; pannagendraH iva = like a serpent-king; achare = on a mountain.
That arrow, sunken into the forehead of that terrible demon, smeared with blood, appeared like a serpent-king on a mountain.
rākṣasaḥ pracakampe ca lakṣmaṇeṣu prakampitaḥ || 6-71-74
rudrabāṇahataṃ bhīmam yathā tripuragopuram |
74. raakShasaH = the demon; lakShmaNeShu prapiiDitaH = tormented by Lakshmana's arrow; atha = then; prachakampa = trembled violently; ghoram tripuragopuram yathaa = like the terrific town-gate of Tripura City built of gold; silver and iron in the sky; air and earth by Maya for the demons; rudra baaNahatam = struck by the arrow of Shiva.
The demon, tormented by Lakshmana's arrow, then trembled violently as when the terrific town-gate of Tripura City, (built of gold, silver and iron in the sky, air and earth by Maya for the demons) was struck by Shiva's arrow.
cintayāmāsa cāśvasya vimṛśya ca mahābalaḥ || 6-71-75
sādhu bāṇanipātena śvāghanīyo.asi me ripuḥ |
75. mahaabalaH = that demon of great strength; aashvasya = recovering his breath; vimR^ishya = reasoningly; chintayaamaasa = reflected; saadhu = well!; baaNanipaatena = by flying down and arrow; asi = you have become; me = to me; shlaaghaniiyaH = a commendable; ripuH = enemy.
That demon of great strength, recovering his breath, reasoningly reflected as follows: "Well! By flying down an arrow, you have become a commendable enemy for me."
vicāryaivam vinamyāsyaṃ vinamya ca bhujāvubhau || 6-71-76
sa rathopasthamāsthāya rathena pracacāra ha |
76. evam = thus; vidhaaya = speaking; saH = Atikaya; vidaarya = widely opening; aasyam = him mouth; vinamya = bending down; mahaabhujau = with his large shoulders; aasthaaya = ascended; rathopastham = the top of his chariot; prachachaaraha = roamed about hither and thither; rathena = with his chariot.
Thus speaking with his mouth wide open, Atikaya bent down with his large shoulder, ascended the top of his chariot and roamed about hither and thither by his chariot.
ekam trīnpañca sapteti sāyakānrākṣasarṣabhaḥ || 6-71-77
ādade sandadhe cāpi vicakarṣotsasarja ca |
77. raakShasarShabhaH = that foremost of demons; aadade = took out; ekam = one; triin = three; paN^cha = five; sapteti = and seven; saayakaan = arrows; samdadhe cha api = fixing the arrows to the bow; vichakarSha = and stretching it; utsasarja cha = released (the arrows).
Atikaya, the foremost of demons, seized hold of one, three, five and seven arrows and fixed them to his bow, stretched it and released the arrows.
te bāṇāḥ kālasaṅkāśā rākṣasendradhanuścyutāḥ || 6-71-78
hemapuṅkhā raviprakhyāścakrurdīptamivāmbaram |
78. te = those arrows; raakShasendradhanuH chyutaaH = released from the bow of the leader of demons; kaalasamkaashaaH = appearing as Death; hemapuN^khaaH = with golden shafts; raviprakhyaaH iva = shining like the sun; chakruH ambaram diiptam = set the sky ablaze.
Those arrows, released from the bow of Atikaya, the leader of demons, appearing as Death, with golden shafts and shining like the sun, set the sky ablaze.
tatastānrākṣasotsṛṣṭāñśaraughānrāvaṇānujaḥ || 6-71-79
asambhrāntaḥ praciccheda niśitairbahubhiḥ śaraiḥ |
79. tataH = thereupon; raaghavaanujaH = Lakshmana; asambhraantaH = coolly; prachichchheda = chopped off; taan = those; sharaughaan = gluts of arrows; raakShasotsR^iShTaan = released by the foremost of demons; bahubhiH nishitaiH sharaiH = by the multitude of his sharp arrows.
Thereupon, Lakshmana coolly chopped off those gluts of arrows released by that foremost of demons, by the multitude of his sharp arrows.
tāñśarānyudhi samprekṣya nikṛttānrāvaṇātmajaḥ || 6-71-80
cukopa tridaśendrārirjagrāha niśitam śaram |
80. samprekShya = perceiving; taan sharaan = those arrows; nikR^ittan = being chopped off; yuddi = in battle; raavaNaatmajaH = Atikaya; tridashendraari = the enemy of Indra the lord of celestials; chukopa = was enraged; jagraaha = and took out; nishitam sharam = a sharp arrow.
That Atikaya, of great splendour, fixing that arrow to his bow and by instantly releasing it, struck the approaching Lakshmana in the middle of his chest.
sa sandhāya mahātejāstaṃ bāṇam sahasotsṛjat || 6-71-81
tataḥ saumitrimāyāntamājaghāna stanāntare |
81. saH = that Atikaya; mahaatejaH = of great splendour; samdhaaya = fixing; tam = that; baaNam = arrow (to his bow); sahasaa = instantly; utsR^ijat = released; tena = and by it; aajaghaana = struck; aayaantam = the approaching; saumitrim = Lakshmana; stanyaantare = in the middle of his chest.
That Atikaya, of great splendour, fixing that arrow to his bow and by instantly releasing it, struck the approaching Lakshmana in the middle of his chest.
atikāyena saumitristāḍito yudhi vakṣasi || 6-71-82
susrāva rudhiram tīvraṃ madaṃ matta iva dvipaḥ |
82. taaDitaH = struck; atikaayena = by Atikaya; vakShasi = in his chest; yudhi = in the battle; saumitriH = Lakshmana; susraava = oozed out; rudhiram = blood; tiivram = severely; madam iva = like the fluid exuding; mattaH dvipaH = from a rutting elephant.
Struck in battle by Atikaya in his chest, Lakshmana oozed out blood severely, like the fluid exuding from a rutting elephant.
sa cakāra tadātmānam viśalyaṃ sahasā vibhuḥ || 6-71-83
jagrāha ca śaram tīṣṇamastreṇāpi samādadhe |
83. saH vibhuH = that powerful Lakshmana; tadaa = then; sahasaa = quickly; chakaara = made; aatmaanam = himself; vishalya = freed from the arrow-head; jagraaha = and took up; tiikShNam = a sharp; sharam = arrow; samdadhe cha = and fixed it; astreNa = with a missile.
That powerful Lakshmana, then quickly made himself freed from that arrow-head, took up a sharp arrow and fixed it with a missile.
āgneyena tadāstreṇa yojayāmāsa sāyakam || 6-71-84
sa jajvāla tadā bāṇo dhanuścāsya mahātmanaḥ |
84. tadaa = then; yojayaamaasa = (Lakshmana) employed; agneyena astreNa = the missile of fire; saayakam = on his arrow; asya mahaatmanaH baaNaH = that arrow of the great souled Lakshmana; dhanushcha = and the bow too; jajvaala = caused a flame to blaze.
When Lakshmana employed the missile of fire on his arrow, that arrow of the great souled Lakshmana and as also the bow, caused a flame to blaze.
atikāyo.atitejasvī sauramastram samādade || 6-71-85
tena bāṇaṃ bhujaṅgābham hemapuṅkhamayojayat |
85. atikaayaH = Atikaya; atitejasvii = of great splendour; samaadade = took-up; sauram astram = a solar missile; ayojayat = and employed; tena = it; tam baaNam = on that arrow; hema puNkham = with a golden shaft; bhujangaabham = and looking like a serpent.
Atikaya of great splendour took up a solar missile and employed it on that arrow, having a golden shaft as also looking like a serpent.
tatastam jvalitaṃ ghoram lakṣmaṇaḥ śaramāhitam || 6-71-86
atikāyāya cikṣepa kāladaṇḍamivāntakaḥ |
86. lakShmaNaH = (Meanwhile) Lakshmana; chikShepa = hurled; atikaayaaya = at Atikaya; jvalitam = that blazing; ghoram = and awful; sharam = arrow; aahitam = employed; tat = with that; astram = mystic missile; antakaH = as Yama the lord of Death; (would hurl); kaala daN^Damiva = his rod of destruction.
Meanwhile, Lakshmana hurled at Atikaya, that blazing and awful arrow employed with that mystic missile as Yama the lord of Death would hurl his rod of destruction.
āgneyenābhisamyuktam dṛṣṭvā bāṇaṃ niśācaraḥ || 6-71-87
utsasarja tadā bāṇam dīptam sūryāstrayojitam |
87. dR^iShTvaa = seeing; baaNam = the arrow; agneyaastraabhisamyuktam = charged with a missile of fire nishaacharaH = the demon; tadaa = then; usasarja = released; raudram = and awful; baaNam = arrow; suuryaastra yojitam = charged with the solar missile.
Seeing that arrow charged with a mystic missile of fire, Atikaya the demon then released the awful arrow charged with the solar missile.
tāvubhāvambare bāṇāvanyonyamabhijaghnatuḥ || 6-71-88
tejasā sampradīptāgrau kruddhāviva bhujam gamau |
88. tau = those; ubhau = two; baaNau = arrows; tejasau sampradiiptaagrau = with their points blazing in splendour; abhijaghuutuH = struck; anyonyam = at each other; ambare = in the sky; kruddhau bhujangamau iva = like two enraged serpents.
Those two arrows, having their points blazed in splendour, struck at each other in the sky, like two enraged serpents.
tāvanyonyam vinirdahya petaturdharaṇītale || 6-71-89
nirarciṣau bhasmakṛtau na bhrājete śarottamau |
tāvubharu dīpyamānau sma na bhrājete mahītale || 6-71-90
89; 90. tau = those two arrows; vinirdadhya = completely burning; anyonyam = one another; petatuH = fell down; pR^ithiviitale = on the ground; sharottamau = those excellent arrows; bhasmakR^itau = both reduced to ashes; nirarchiShau = without a flame; na bhraajete = were not radiant; tau = those; ubhau = two arrows; diipyamaanau = blazing; na bhraajete = were not radiant; mahiitale = on the earth's surface.
Those two excellent arrows, eventhough they were both blazing, did not radiate any longer on the earth's surface, in that they were without a flame and had been reduced to ashes.
tato.atikāyaḥ saṅkruddhastvastramaiṣīkamutsṛjat |
tatpraciccheda saumitrirastramaindreṇa vīryavān || 6-71-91
91. tataH = thereupon; atikaayaH = Atikaya; samkruddhaH = enraged; utsR^ijat = released; aiShiikam = an arrow made of cane; tvaaShTram = presided over by Tvashta (the architect of gods); tataH = then; viiryavaan = the valiant; saumitraiH = Lakshmana; chichheda = chopped off; astram = that missile; aindreNa = by his missile presided over by Indra the lord of celestials.
Thereupon, the enraged Atikaya released an arrow made of cane (a missile) presided over by Tvasha (the architect of gods). Then, the valiant LakShmana chopped off that missile, by his missile presided over by Indra the lord of celestials.
aiṣīkaṃ nihatam dṛṣṭvā kumāro rāvaṇātmajaḥ |
yāmyenāstreṇa saṅkruddho yojayāmāsa sāyakam || 6-71-92
92. dR^iShTvaa = seeing; aiShiikam = his arrow made of cane; nihatam = struck down; kumaaraH = that young; raavaNaatmajaH = Atikaya; samkruddhaH = was quite enraged; yojayaamaasa = and fixed; saayakam = his arrow; yaamyena astreNa = with a missile presided over by Yama the lord of retribution.
Seeing his arrow made of cane struck down, that young Atikaya was quite enraged and fixed his arrow with a missile presided over by Yama the lord of retribution.
tatastadastram cikṣepa lakṣmaṇāya niśācaraḥ |
vāyavyena tadastram tu nijaghāna sa lakṣmaṇaḥ || 6-71-93
93. tataH = thereupon; nishaacharaH = Atikaya; chikShepa = hurled; tat = that; astram = missile; lakShmaNaaya = on Lakshmana; saH lakShmaNaH = that Lakshmana; tat nijaghaana = struck it down; vaayuvyena astreNa = by a missile presided over by the wind-god.
Thereupon, Atikaya hurled that missile on Lakshmana. That Lakshmana struck it down by a missile presided over by the wind-god.
athainam śaradhārābhirdhārābhiriva toyadaḥ |
abhyavarṣata saṅkruddho lakṣmaṇo rāvaṇātmajam || 6-71-94
94. atha = then; samkruddhaH = the furious; lakShmaNaH = Lakshmana; abhyavarShata = showered forth; sharadhaaraabhiH = hails of arrows; enam raavaNaatmajam = on this Atikaya; toyadaH iva = as a cloud; dhaaraabhiH iva = showers hails of down-pour.
Then, the furious Lakshmana showered forth hails of arrows on Atikaya, as a rainy cloud showers hails of down-pour.
te.atikāyam samāsādya kavace vajrabhūṣite |
bhagnāgraśalyāḥ sahasā peturbāṇā mahītale || 6-71-95
95. sanaasaadya = reaching; atikaayam = Atikaya; te baaNaaH = those arrows; bhagnaagra shalyaa = with the points of their shafts shattered; kavache = on the armour; vajrabhuuShite = adorned with diamonds; sahase = and instantly; petuH = fell; mahiitale = on the earth's surface.
Reaching Atikaya, those arrows with the points of their shafts shattered on his armour, adorned with diamonds and instantly fell on the earth's surface.
tānmoghānabhisamprekṣya lakṣmaṇaḥ paravīrahā |
abhyavarṣata bāṇānām sahasreṇa mahāyaśāḥ || 6-71-96
96. abhisamprekShya = seeing; taan = those arrows; moghaan = becoming unsuccessful; mahaayashaaH = the greatly famous; lakShmaNaH = Lakshmana; paraviirahaa = the annihilator of enemy-warriors; abhyavarShata = showered forth; baaNaanaam = arrows; sahasreNa = in thousand.
Seeing those arrows becoming unsuccessful, the highly famous Lakshmana the annihilator of enemy-warriors, showered forth arrows in thousands.
sa varṣyamāṇo bāṇaughairatikāyo mahābalaḥ |
avadhyakavacaḥ saṅkhye rākṣaso naiva vivyathe || 6-71-97
97. atikaayaH = Atikaya; saH mahaakaayaH raakShasaH = that mighty demon; vR^iShyamaaNaH = (though) deluged; baaNaughaiH = with a flood of arrows; na vivyathe = was not agitated; samkhye = in battle; avadhyakavachaH = because of the inviolability of is armour.
Atikaya, that mighty demon, though deluged with a flood of arrows, was not agitated in battle because of the inviolability of his armour.
śaraṃ cāśīviṣākāraṃ lakṣmaṇāya vyapāsṛjat |
sa tena viddhaḥ saumitrirmarmadeśe śareṇa ha || 6-71-98
muhūrtamātraṃ niḥsamjño hyabhava cchatrutāpanaḥ |
98. vyapaasR^ijat = (Atikaya) released; sharam = an arrow; aashiiviShaakaaram = having a serpent-like form; lakShmaNaaya = on Lakshmana; viddhaH = struck; tena shareNa = by that arrow; marmadeshe = on his vital parts; saH saumitriH = that Lakshmana; shatrutaapanaH = the tormentator of his enemies; abhavat = became; niH samjNaH = unconscious; muhuurtamaatram = just for a moment.
Atikaya released an arrow having a serpent-like form on Lakshmana. Struck by that arrow on his vital parts, that Lakshmana, the tormentator of his enemies, felt unconscious just for a moment.
tataḥ samjñāmupālabhya caturbhiḥ sāyatottamaiḥ || 6-71-99
nijaghāna hayān saṃkhye sārathim ca mahābalaḥ |
dhvajasyonmathanam kṛtvā śaravarṣai rariṃdamaḥ|| 6-71-100
99; 100. upaalabhya = having regained; samjJNaam = his consciousness; mahaabalaH = the mighty Lakshmana; arimdamaH = the annihilator of enemies; sharavarShaiH = with his flood of arrows; unmathanam kR^itvaa = throwing down; dhvajasya = the flag-staff; nijaghaana = killed; saarathim = the charioteer; hayaan = and the horses; samkhye = in combat; chaturbhiH saayakottamaiH = with his four excellent arrows.
Having regained his consciousness, the mighty Lakshmana, the annihilator of enemies, with his flood of arrows threw down the flag-staff and killed the horses and the charioteer in combat, with his four excellent arrows.
asaṃbhrāntaḥ sa saumitristān śarānabhilakṣitān |
mumoca lakṣmaṇo bāṇān vadhārthaṃ tasya rakṣasaḥ || 6-71-101
101. asambhraantaH = free from flurry; saH lakShmaNaH = that Lakshmana; saumitriH = the son of Sumitra; mumocha = released; taan sharaan = those arrows; abhilakShitaan = aiming at him; vadhaartham = for killing; tasya rakShasaH = of that demon.
Free from flurry, that Lakshmana, the son of Sumitra, released those arrows, exactly aiming at that demon, for the purpose of killing him.
na śaśāka rujam kartum yudhi tasya narottamaḥ |
athainamabhyupāgamya vāyurvākyamuvāca ha || 6-71-102
102. narottamaH = Lakshmana; the best among men; na shashaaka = was not able; kartum rujam = to afflict any injury; tasya = to him; yuddhi = in battle; atha = thereupon; vaayuH = the wind-god; upaagamya = approaching; enam = him; uvaacha ha = spoke; vaakyam = (the following) words:
Lakshmana, the best among men, was not able to afflict any injury to Atikaya in battle. Then, the wind-god came to him and spoke to him as follows:
brahmadattavaro hyeṣa avadhya kavacāvṛtaḥ |
brāhmeṇāstreṇa bhindhyenameṣa vadhyo hi nānyathā || 6-71-103
avadhya eṣa hyanyeṣāmastrāṇām kavacī balī |
103. eShaH = he; brahmadattavaraH = endowed with a boon by Brahma the lord of creation; avadhya kavachaavR^itaH = is cloaked with an inviolable armour; bhindi = split; enam = him; brahmeNa astreNa = with a missile of Brahama; eShaH = he; na vadhyaH = cannot be killed anyathaa = by any other way; baliiH = the mighty; eShaH = Atikaya; kavachii = with that armour; avadhyaH = cannot be destroyed; anyeShaam = by other; astraaNaam = missiles.
"He, endowed with a boon by Brahma the lord of creation, is cloaked by inviolable armour. Split him with a missile of Brahma. He cannot be killed by any other means. The mighty Atikaya, with that armour, cannot be destroyed by other missiles."
tataḥ sa vāyorvacanaṃ niśamya |
samādade bāṇamamoghavegaṃ |
tadbrāhmamastram sahasā niyojya || 6-71-104
104. tataH = then; nishamya = hearing; vachanam = the words; vaayoH = of the wind-god; saumitriH = Lakshmana; indra pratimaana viiryaH = having a prowess equal to that of Indra; niyujya = fixing; tat = that; braahmaam astram = missile presided over by Brahma; samaadadhe = directed; baaNam = the arrow; ugravegam = with a terrific force; sahasaa = quickly.
Then, hearing the words of the wind-god, Lakshmana having a prowess equal to that of Indra the lord of celestials, adjusting his arrow with a missile presided over by Vrahma, quickly directed the arrow with a terrific force.
tasminvarāstre tu niyujyamāne |
saumitriṇā bāṇavare śitāgre |
diśaḥ sacandrārkamahāgrahāś ca |
nabhaśca tatrāsa rarāsa corvī || 6-71-105
105. niyujyamaane = while fixing; varaastre = that excellent missile; baanavare = on that superior arrow; shitaagre = with a sharp point; saumitriNaa = by Lakshmana; dishaH cha = (all) the quarters; chandraarka mahaagrahaashcha = moon; sun and the great planets; nabhashcha = as also the sky; tatraasa = were frightened; urviicha = earth also; raaraasa = made an uproar.
While fixing that excellent missile on that superior sharp-pointed arrow by Lakshmana, all the quarters, the sun, the moon, the great planets and the sky were frightened. Earth also made an uproar.
taṃ brahmaṇo.astreṇa niyujya cāpe |
śaram supuṅkhaṃ yamadūtakalpam |
saumitririndrārisutasya tasya |
sasarja bāṇam yudhi vajrakalpam || 6-71-106
106. niyujya = having charged; brahmaNaH astraH = the missile of Brahma; tam sharam = on that arrows; sapuN^kham = with the feathers and all; yama duutakalpam = equal to a messenger of Yama the lord of Death; chaape = over the bow; saumitriH = Lakshmana; sasarja = released; baaNam = that arrows; vajrakalpam = similar to a thunder bolt; tasya indraarisutasya = on that son of Ravana.
Having charged the missile of Brahma on that arrow with the feathers and all, equal to a messenger of Yama the lord of Death over his bow, Lakshmana released that arrow looking like a thunderbolt on Atikaya, the son of Ravana.
tam lakṣmaṇotsṛṣṭamamoghavegaṃ |
samāpatantam jvalanaprakāśam |
tadātikāyaḥ samare dadarśa || 6-71-107
107. atikaayaH = Atikaya; dadarsha = saw; tam baaNam = that arrow; lakShmaNotskR^iShTavivR^iddha vegam = released with augmented force by Lakshmana; shvasanogravegam = moving so fastly as the wind; suparNavajrottamchitra puNkham = having beautiful wings with variegated feathers; looking like an excellent thunderbolt; samaapatantam = approaching him; samara = in battle.
Atikaya saw that arrow, released with augmented force by Lakshmana, moving so fastly as the wind, having beautiful wings with variegated feathers and looking like a thunderous thunderbolt, approaching him in battle.
taṃ prekṣamāṇaḥ sahasātikāyo |
jaghāna bāṇairniśitairanekaiḥ |
sa sāyakastasya suparṇavegas |
tadātivegena jagāma pārśvam || 6-71-108
108. prekShyamaaNaH = seeing; tam = that arrow; atikaayaH = Atikaya; sahasaa = quickly; jaghaana = struck; anekaiH = with several; nishitaiH = sharp; baaNaiH = arrows; saH tasya saayakaH = that arrow of Lakshmana; suvarNavegaH = with a speed equal to Garuda the eagle; tathaa = thus; jagaama = reached; paarshvam = his proximity.
Seeing that arrow, Atikaya quickly struck with several sharp arrows. That Lakshmana's arrow, with a speed equal to Garuda the eagle, thus reached Atikaya's proximity.
tamāgataṃ prekṣya tadātikāyo bāṇaṃ pradīptāntakakālakalpam |
jaghāna śaktyṛṣṭigadākuṭhāraiḥ śūlairhalaiścāpyavipannaceṣṭaḥ || 6-71-109
109. prekShya = seeing; tam baaNam = that arrow; pradiiptaantakakaala kalpam = blazing and looking like Yama the lord of Death and black in colour; aagatam = approaching; atikaayaH = Atikaya; tadaa = then; jaghaana = struck it; shaktyR^iShTigadaa kuThaaraiH = with spike; spear; mace axe; sharaishchaapi = and arrows.
Seeing that blazing arrow, looking like Yama the lord of Death and black in colour, approaching him, Atikaya then struck it with spike, spear, mace, axe and arrows.
moghāni kṛtvā sa śaro.agnidīptaḥ |
prasahya tasyaiva kirīṭajuṣṭaṃ |
tadātikāyasya śiro jahāra || 6-71-110
110. tadaa = then; saH sharaH = that arrow; agnidiiptaH = blazing like fire; moghaani kR^itvaa taani aayudhaani = made in vain; those weapons; adbhuta vigrahaani = of wonderful form; pragR^ihya = taking; shiraH = his head; jahaara = carried it away.
Then, that arrow, blazing like fire, made in vain those weapons of wonderful form and taking Atikaya's head, carried it away.
tacchiraḥ saśirastrāṇam lakṣmaṇeṣuprapīḍitam |
papāta sahasā bhūmau śṛṅgam himavato yathā || 6-71-111
111. tat = that; shiraH = head; sashirastraaNam = with its diadem; lakShmaNeShu pramaditam = destroyed by Lakshmana; papaata = fell down; sahasaa = quickly; bhuumau = on the ground; shR^iNgam yathaa = like a peak; himavataH = of the Himalayan mountain.
That head with its diadem, chopped off by Lakshmana, quickly fell down on the ground, like a peak of the Himalayan Mountain.
taṃ bhūmau patitaṃ dṛṣṭvā vikṣiptāmbarabhūṣaṇam |
babhūvurvyathitāḥ sarve haraśeṣā niśācarāḥ|| 6-71-112
112. dR^iShTvaa = seeing; tam = that Atikaya; patitam = who fell; bhuumau = on the ground; vikShiptaambara bhuuShaNam = with his clothes and ornaments scattered away; sarve = all; hataseShaaH = the surviving; nishaacharaaH = demons; babhuuvuH = became; vyathitaaH = perturbed.
Seeing Atikaya falling on the ground, with his clothes and ornaments scattered away, all the surviving demons became perturbed.
te viṣaṇṇamukhā dīnāḥ prahārajanitaśramāḥ |
vineduruccairbahavaḥ sahasā visvaraiḥ svaraiḥ|| 6-71-113
113. bahavaH = many; te diinaaH = of those depressed demons; viShaNNa mukhaaH = dejected in countenance; prahaarajanita shramaaH = with a fatigue born of fighting; sahasaa = suddenly; vineduH = began to shout; uchchaiH = loudly; svaraiH = with their voices; visvaraiH = in discordant notes.
Many of those depressed demons, dejected as they were, showing fatigue born of fighting, in their faces, suddenly began to shout loudly, with their voices in discordant notes.
tatastatparito yātā nirapekṣā niśācarāḥ |
purīmabhimukhā bhītā dravanto nāyake hate || 6-71-114
114. naayake hate = as their leader was dead; nishaacharaaH = the demons; tataH = then; bhiitaaH = were frightened; nirapekShaaH = and being indifferent to fight; yaataaH = went; dravantaH = running away; abhimukhaaH = with their faces turned towards; tat puriim = that city; paritaH = all around.
As their leader was dead, the demons were then frightened and becoming indifferent to fight, went running away all around, with their faces turned towards that City of Lanka.
praharṣayuktā bahavastu vānarā |
hate ripau bhīmabale durāsade || 6-71-115
115. bhiima bale duraasade ripau hate = after the dangerous demon with terrific strength was killed; bahavaH = the multitude was killed; bahavaH = the multitude; vaanaraaH = of monkeys; tadaa = then; praharShayuktaaH = were endowed with a great delight; praphullapadmapratimaananaaH = with their faces; apuujayan = and worshipped; lakShmaNam = Lakshmana; iShTabhaaginam = who was blessed with the fulfillment of his desire.
When the dangerous demon with the terrific strength was killed, the multitude of monkeys then were endowed with a great delight, with their faces looking like full blown lotuses and worshipped Lakshmana who got his desire fulfilled.
atibala matikāyamabhrakalpaṃ |
yudhi vinipātya sa lakṣmaṇaḥ prahṛṣṭaḥ |
tvaritamatha tadā sa rāmapārśvaṃ
kapinivahaiśca supūjito jagāma || 6-71-116
116. vinipaatya = throwing down; yudhi = in battle; atikaayam = that Atikaya; atibalam = who was exceedingly strong; abhrakalpam = and looking like a cloud; saH lakShmanaH = that Lakshmana; tadaa = then; prahR^iShTaH = was greatly delighted; supuujitaH = and while he was being worshipped; kapinivahaiH = by the multitude of monkeys; atha = thereupon; tvaritam = quickly; jagaama = hastened towards; raama paarshvam = the vicinity of Rama.
Throwing down in battle, that Atikaya who was exceedingly strong and looking like a cloud, Lakshmana was greatly delighted and while he was being worshipped by the multitude of monkeys, thereupon quickly hastened towards the proximity of Rama.
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