Chapter [Sarga] 100

Introduction

Rama and Ravana confront each other with various arrows and missiles. Meanwhile, Lakshmana joins the fight and chops off Ravana's bow with his arrows. Vibhishana also fights and kills Ravana's horses. Lakshmana rescues Vibhishana, when a spear is hurled on him by Ravana. Then, Ravana throws a spear on Lakshmana. As it penetrates Lakshmana's bossom, Lakshmana falls down unconscious. Rama hurls hails of arrows on Ravana from his flaming bow. Ravana takes to his heels out of fear.


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tasminpratihateastre tu r˜vaõo r˜kÿas˜dhipa× |
krodhan ca dviguõaÕ cakre krodh˜cc˜stramanantaram || 6-100-1

1. tasmin astram= when that missile; pratihate= was struck down; raavaNaH= Ravana; raakShasaadhipaH= the king of demons; chakre krodham divguNam= (for his part) doubled his fury; krodhaat cha= and in his anger; astram= (employed another) missile; anantaram= immediately.

When that missile was made defunct, Ravana the king of demons, for his part, doubled his fury and in his anger, began to employ another missile immediately.

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mayena vihitan raudramanyadastraÕ mah˜dyuti× |
utsraÿ÷un r˜vaõo ghoraÕ r˜ghav˜ya pracakrame || 6-100-2

2. raavaNaH= Ravana; mahaadyutiH= who was endowed with extra ordinary splendour; prachakrame= started; utsR^iShTum= to release; anyat= another; astram= missile; raudram= which was cruel; bhiimam= and terrific; vihitam= built; mayena= by Maya, the demon; raaghavaaya= on Rama.

Ravana, who was endowed with extraordinary splendour, started to release another cruel and terrific missile built by Maya the demon, on Rama.

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tata× þ¨l˜ni niþcerurgad˜þca musal˜ni ca |
k˜rmuk˜ddŸpyam˜n˜ni vajras˜r˜õi sarvaþa× || 6-100-3

3. tataH= then; kaarmukaat= from that bow; nishcheruH= came forth; diipyamaanaani= blazing; shuulaam= pikes; gadaashcha= maces; musalaani= and clubs; vajrasaaraaNi= which were hard as adamant; sarvashaH= on all sides.

Then, from that bow, came forth, blazing pikes, maces and clubs, which were hard as adamant, on all sides.

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mudgara× k¨÷ap˜þ˜þca dŸpt˜þc˜þanayastath˜ |
niÿpeturvividh˜stŸkÿõ˜ v˜t˜ iva yugakÿaye || 6-100-4

4. vividhaaH= various kinds; tiikShaNaaH mudgaraaH= of furious mallets; kuuTapaashaashcha= deceptive nooses; tathaa= and; diiptaaH= blazing; ashanayashcha= thunderbolts; niShpetuH= came forth; vaataaH iva= like piercing gales; yugakShaye= at the time of the destruction of the world.

Various kinds of furious mallets, deceptive nooses and blazing thunderbolts came forth, like piercing gales at the time of the destruction of the world.

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tadastran r˜ghava× þrŸm˜nuttam˜stravid˜Õ vara× |
jagh˜na param˜streõa gandharveõa mah˜dyuti× || 6-100-5

5. raaghavaH= Rama; shriimaan= the glorious; varaH uttamaastra vidaam= the foremost among the knower of excellent missiles; mahaadyutiH= who was endowed with extraordinary splendour; jaghaana= struck down; tat= that; astram= missile; paramaastreNa= with an excellent missiles; gaandharveNa= presided over by Gandharavas the celestials musicians.

The glorious Rama, the foremost among the knower in the use of excellent missiles and who was endowed with extra ordinary splendour, struck down that missile with an excellent missile presided over by Gandharvas the celestial musicians.

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tasminpratihateastre tu r˜ghaveõa mah˜tman˜ |
r˜vaõa× krodhat˜mr˜kÿa× sauramastramudŸrayat || 6-100-6

6. tasmin astre= when that missile; pratihate= was struck down; mahaatmanaa raaghaveNa= by the great souled Rama; raavanaH= Ravana; krodha taamraakShaH= with his coppery eyes in anger; udairayat= employed; sauram astram= a missile presided over by the sun-god.

When that missile was made defunct by the great souled Rama, Ravana with his coppery eyes in anger, employed a missile presided over by the sun-god.

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tataþcakr˜õi niÿpeturbh˜svar˜õi mah˜nti ca |
k˜rmuk˜dbhŸmavegasya daþagrŸvasya dhŸmata× || 6-100-7

7. tataH= then; niShpetuH= came forth; bhaasvaraaNi= resplendent; mahaanti= and large; chakraaNi= discuses; kaarmukaat= from the bow; dhiimataH dashagriivashcha= of the intelligent Ravana; bhiimavegasya= of terrific impetuosity.

Then came forth resplendent and large discuses, from the bow of that intelligent Ravana, of terrific impetuosity.

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tair˜sŸdgaganan dŸptan sampatadbhiritastata× |
patadbhiþca diþo dŸptaiþcandras¨ryagrahairiva || 6-100-8

8. sampatadbhiH= even as they came forth; patadbhishcha= and falling; samantataH= on all sides; taiH= by them; gaganam= the sky; aasiit= diiptam= was blazing; dishashcha= and the quarters (illuminated); chandra suurya grahairiva= as by the moon, the sun and other planets.

Even as they came forth and falling on all sides, the sky was blazing and the quarters illuminated, as by the moon, the sun and other planets.

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t˜ni ciccheda b˜õaughaiþcakr˜õi tu sa r˜ghava× |
˜yudh˜ni vicitr˜õi r˜vaõasya cam¨mukhe || 6-100-9

9. chamunmukhe= in the forefront; raavanasya= of Ravana's army; saH raaghavaH= that Rama; chichchheda= split; taani= those; chakraaNi= discuses; aayudhaani cha chitraaNi= and (other) strange weapons; baaNaughe= with a multitude of arrows.

In the forefront of Ravana's army, that Rama split those discuses and other strange weapons, with a multitude of arrows.

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tadastran tu hataÕ d®ÿ÷v˜ r˜vaõo r˜kÿas˜dhipa× |
vivy˜dha daþabhirb˜õai r˜man sarveÿu marmasu || 6-100-10

10. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; tat= that; astram= missile; hatam= struck down; raavaNaH= Ravana; raakShasa adhipaH= the king of demons; vivyaadha= hit; raamam= Rama; sarveShu marmasu= in all his vital organs; dashabhiH baaNaiH= with ten arrows.

Seeing that missile struck down, Ravana the king of demons, for his part, pierced Rama with ten arrows in all his vital parts.

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sa viddho daþabhirb˜õairmah˜k˜rmukani×s®tai× |
r˜vaõena mah˜tej˜ na pr˜kampata r˜ghava× || 6-100-11

11. viddhaH= (eventhough) struck; dashabhiH baaNaiH= by ten arrows; mahaakaarmukaniHsR^itaiH= released from the great bow; raavaNena= by Ravana; saH raaghavaH= that Rama; mahaatejaaH= of extraordinary energy; na praakampata= was not shaken.

Eventhough that Ravana struck Rama with those ten arrows released from his great bow, Rama of extraordinary energy was not shaken.

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tato vivy˜dha g˜treÿu sarveÿu samitiñjaya× |
r˜ghavastu susaðkruddho r˜vaõaÕ bahubhi× þarai× || 6-100-12

12. tataH= then; raaghavastu= Rama; samitimjayaH= the victorious in battle; susamkruddhaH= was quite enraged; vivyaadha= and struck; raavaNam= Ravana; sarveShu gaatreShu= in all his organs; babhubhiH saraiH= with a multitude of arrows.

Then, Rama the victorious in battle, was quite enraged and struck Ravana in all his organs with a multitude of arrows.

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etasminnantare kruddho r˜ghavasy˜nujo balŸ |
lakÿmaõa× s˜yak˜nsapta jagr˜ha paravŸrah˜ || 6-100-13

13. etasmin antare= in the meantime; kruddhaH= the enraged lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; raaghvasya anujaH= Rama's younger brother; bahii= whom as strong; paraviirahaa= and the destroyer of valiant enemies; jagraaha= seized hold; sapta saayakaan= of seven arrows.

In the meantime, the mighty and enraged Lakshmana, Rama's younger brother, the destroyer of valiant enemies, seized hold of seven arrows.

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tai× s˜yakairmah˜vegai r˜vaõasya mah˜dyuti× |
dhvajaÕ manuÿyaþŸrÿan tu tasya ciccheda naikadh˜ || 6-100-14

14. mahaadyutiH= Lakshmana of great brilliance; taiH saayakaiH= with those arrows; mahaavegaiH= of high velocity; chichchheda= tore off; naikadhaa= into many pieces; dhvajam= the flag-staff tasya raavaNasya= of that Ravana; manuShya shiirSham= which bore the emblem of a man's head.

Lakshmana of great brilliance, with those arrows of high velocity, tore off into many pieces, the flag-staff of Ravana, which bore the emblem of a man's head.

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s˜ratheþc˜pi b˜õena þiro jvalitakuõýalam |
jah˜ra lakÿmaõa× þrŸm˜nnair®tasya mah˜bala× || 6-100-15

15. shriimaan= the glorious; mahaabalaH= and mighty; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; baaNena= with a single arrows; jahaara= tore; nairR^itasya saaratheH shiraH= the head of Ravana's charioteer; jvalita kuN^Dlam= which was adorned with blazing ear-rings.

The glorious and mighty Lakshmana, with a single arrow, tore the head of Ravana's charioteer, which was adorned with blazing ear-rings.

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tasya b˜õaiþ ca ciccheda dhanurgajakaropamam |
lakÿmaõo r˜kÿasendrasya pañcabhirniþitai× þarai× || 6-100-16

16. tadaa= then; paN^chabhiH= with five; nishitaiH= sharp; baaNaiH= arrows; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; chichchheda= chopped off; raakShasendrasya dhanuH= Ravana's bow; gajakaropamam= looking like an elephant's trunk.

With five sharp arrows, Lakshmana then chopped off Ravana's bow, which looked like an elephant's trunk.

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nŸlameghanibh˜Õþc˜sya sadaþv˜nparvatopam˜n |
jagh˜n˜plutya gaday˜ r˜vaõasya vibhŸÿaõa× || 6-100-17

17. aaplytya= bouncing forward; vibhiiShaNaH= Vibhishana; jaghaana= killed; gadayaa= with his mace; asya raavaNasya sadashvaan= the excellent horses of this Ravana; niilamegha nibhaan= which looked like black clouds; parvatopamaan= and were tall as mountains.

Bouncing forward, Vibhishana killed, with his mace, the excellent horses of Ravana, which looked like black clouds and were tall as mountains.

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hat˜þv˜dvegav˜nveg˜davaplutya mah˜rath˜t |
krodham˜h˜rayattŸvraÕ bhr˜taraÕ prati r˜vaõa× || 6-100-18

18. avaplutya= leaping down; vegaat= with speed; mahaarathaat= from his large chariot; hataashvaat= whose horses had been killed; raavaNaH= Ravana; taaa= then; aahaarayat= exhibited; tiivram= a violent; kopam= anger; bhraataram prati= towards the younger brother (of Rama).

Leaping down with speed from his large chariot, whose horses had been killed, Ravana then exhibited a violent anger towards the younger brother of Rama.

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tata× þaktiÕ mah˜þaktirdŸpt˜n dŸpt˜þanŸm iva |
vibhŸÿaõ˜ya cikÿepa r˜kÿasendra× prat˜pav˜n || 6-100-19

19. tataH= then; raakShasendraH= Ravana; mahaashaktiH= of great energy; prataapavaan= and prowess; chikShepa= hurled; shaktim= a spear; pradiiptaam ashaniimiva= which was like a blazing thunderbolt; vibhiiShaNasya= on Vibhishana.

Then, Ravana, of great energy and prowess, hurled a spear looking like a blazing thunderbolt, on Vibhishana.

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apr˜pt˜meva t˜Õ b˜õaistribhiþciccheda lakÿmaõa× |
athodatiÿ÷hatsann˜do v˜nar˜õ˜n tad˜ raõe || 6-100-20

20. apraaptaameva= even before(the spear) reached Vibhishana; chichchheda= tore; taam= it; tribhiH baaNaiH= with three of his arrows; atha= thereupon; vaanaraaNaam samnaadaH= a loud cheer of the monkeys; udatiShThat= arose; mahaaraNi= in that great battle.

Even before the spear reached Vibhishana, Lakshmana tore it with three of his arrows and a loud cheer then arose from the monkeys in the battle-field.

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sampap˜ta tridh˜ chinn˜ þakti× k˜ñcanam˜linŸ |
savisphuliðg˜ jvalit˜ maholkeva divaþcyut˜ || 6-100-21

21. shaktiH= that spear; kaaNchana maalinii= crowned with gold; chhinnaa= torn; tridhaa= into three pieces; sampapaata= fell; maholkeva= like a large meteor; savishphuliN^gaa= with sparks of fire; chyutaa= fallen; divaH= from the sky.

That gold-crowned spear, torn into three pieces, fell like a large meteor with sparks of fire falling from the sky.

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tata× sambh˜vitatar˜n k˜len˜pi dur˜sad˜m |
jagr˜ha vipul˜n þaktin dŸpyam˜n˜Õ svatejas˜ || 6-100-22

22. tataH= thereupon; (Ravana) jagraaha= took hold; vipulaam shaktim= of another large spear; sambhaavitataraam= which was the most competent one; duraasadaam= which was difficult to be approached; kaalenaapi= even by Yama; diipyamaanaam= and blazing; svatejasaa= with its own splendour.

Thereupon, Ravana took hold of another large most competent spear, which was difficult to be approached even by Yama the lord of Death and blazing as it was, with its own splendour.

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s˜ vegin˜ balavat˜ r˜vaõena dur˜tman˜ |
jajv˜la sumah˜ghor˜ þakr˜þanisamaprabh˜ || 6-100-23

23. saa= that spear; sumahaatejaaH= with very great splendour; jajvaala= and burning; diiptaashani samaprabhaa= with a radiance equal to a blazing thunderbolt; vegitaa= was hurled swiftly; balavataa= by the mighty; duraatmanaa= and the evil-minded; raavaNena= Ravana.

The mighty and the evil-minded Ravana swiftly hurled that very great spear, burning with a radiance similar to that of a blazing thunder-bolt.

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etasminnantare vŸro lakÿmaõastan vibhŸÿaõam |
pr˜õasaÕþayam˜pannan t¨rõamev˜bhyapadyata || 6-100-24

24. etasmin antare= In the meanwhile; viiraH= the valiant; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; tuurNam= quickly; abhyavapadyata= hastened= towards; tam vibhiiShaNam= that Vibhishana; aapannam= who got; praaNa samshayam= a danger to his life.

In the meanwhile, the valiant Lakshmana quickly rushed towards that Vibhishana, who got a danger to his life.

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taÕ vimokÿayituÕ vŸraþc˜pam˜yamya lakÿmaõa× |
r˜vaõan þaktihastan taÕ þaravarÿairav˜kirat || 6-100-25

25. vimochayitum= to rescue; tam= that Vibhishana; viiraH= the heroic; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; aayamya= having stretched; chaapam= his bow; avaakirat= threw out; sharavarShaiH= streams of arrows; raavaNam= on Ravana; shaktihastam= having the spear in his hand.

To rescue that Vibhishana, the heroic Lakshmana, having stretched his bow, threw out streams of arrows on Ravana who was holding a spear in his hand.

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kŸryam˜õa× þaraugheõa vis®ÿ÷tena mah˜tman˜ |
na prahartuÕ manaþcakre vimukhŸk®tavikrama× || 6-100-26

26. kiiryamaaNaH= poured in; sharaugheNa= with a multitude of arrows; visR^iShTena= discharged; mahaatmanaa= by the great-souled Lakshmana; (Ravana); vimukhiikR^itavikramaH= with his attack frustrated; na chakre manaH= did not make up his mind; prahartum= to attack Vibhishana (further).

Poured in with a multitude of arrows discharged by the great-souled Lakshmana, Ravana with his attach frustrated, did not make up his mind to attack Vibhishana further.

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mokÿitaÕ bhr˜taran d®ÿ÷v˜ lakÿmaõena sa r˜vaõa× |
lakÿmaõ˜bhimukhastiÿ÷hannidan vacanamabravŸt || 6-100-27

27. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; bhraataram= his brother; mokShitam= rescued; lakShmaNena= by Lakshmana; saH raavaNaH= that Ravana; abraviit= spoke; idam vachanam= the following words; tiShThan= standing; lakShmaNa abhimukhaH= for his part, facing Lakshmana.

Seeing Vibhishana his brother rescued by Lakshmana, that Ravana, turning his face towards Lakshmana spoke the following words:

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mokÿitaste balaþl˜ghinyasm˜devan vibhŸÿaõa× |
vimucya r˜kÿasan þaktistvayŸyaÕ vinip˜tyate || 6-100-28

28. balashlaaghin= O Lakshmana, exalter your own strength!; yasmaat= as; vibhiiShaNaH= Vibhishana; mokShitaH= was rescued; te= by you; evam= in this way; iyam shaktiH= this spear; vimchya= leaving; raakShasam= the demon; vinipaatyate= is being hurled; tvayi= on you.

"O Lakshmana, exalter of your own strength! As Vibhishana was rescued by you in this way, this spear, on letting off Vibhishana the demon, is being hurled on you now."

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eÿ˜ te h®dayaÕ bhittv˜ þaktirlohitalakÿaõ˜ |
madb˜huparighots®ÿ÷˜ pr˜õ˜n˜d˜ya y˜syati || 6-100-29

29. eShaa shaktiH= this spear; lohita lakShaNaa= having blood-marks; madbaahu parighotsR^iShTaa= and hurled by my steel rod-like arm; bhitvaa= piercing; hR^idayam= your heart; yaasyati= will depart; aadaaya= (only after) taking; praaNaan= your life.

"This spear, having blood-marks and hurled by bludgeon-like arm, having pierced your heart, will depart only after taking your life."

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ityevamuktv˜ t˜n þaktimaÿ÷aghaõ÷˜Õ mah˜svan˜m |
mayena m˜y˜vihit˜mamogh˜n þatrugh˜tinŸm || 6-100-30
lakÿmaõ˜ya samuddiþya jvalantŸmiva tejas˜ |
r˜vaõa× paramakruddhaþcikÿepa ca nan˜da ca || 6-100-31

30, 31. parama kruddhaH= the greatly enraged; raavaNaH= Ravana; ityevam uktvaa= thus speaking; chikShepa= hurled; samuddishya= towards; lakShmaNaaya= Lakshmana; taam shaktim= that spear; aShTa ghaNTaam= with eight bells; mahaasvanaam= making huge sounds; maayaavihitaam= designed with a conjuring trick; mayena= by maya; amoghaam= unfailing; shatru vighaatiniim= which destroys adversaries; jvalantiimiva= and as with a blazing; tejasaa= splendour; nanaada cha= (He) also roared.

Thus saying, the greatly enraged Ravana roared and hurled towards Lakshmana, that unfailing spear, which was adorned with eight loudly clamouring bells, which had been designed by Maya the demon by dint of his conjuring trick, capable of destroying adversaries and blazing as it was with splendour.

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s˜ kÿipt˜ bhŸmavegena þakr˜þanisamasvan˜ |
þaktirabhyapatadveg˜llakÿmaõan raõam¨rdhani || 6-100-32

32. saa shaktiH= that spear; vajraashani samasvanaa= with a sound equal to Indra's thunder-bolt; kShiptaa= hurled; bhiima vegena= by Ravana having terrible swiftness; abhyapatat= soon fell; vegaat= with speed; lakShmaNam- on Lakshmana; raNamuurdhani= into the battle-front.

That spear, with a sound equal to Indra's thunder-bolt, hurled by the terribly swift Ravana, soon fell with speed on Lakshmana in the battle-front.

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t˜manuvy˜haracchaktim˜patantŸn sa r˜ghava× |
svastyastu lakÿmaõ˜yeti mogh˜ bhava hatodyam˜ || 6-100-33

33. saH raaghavaH= that Rama; anuvyaaharat= repeatedly uttered; taam shaktim= to that spear; aapatantiim= which was rushing forth; iti= as follows: svasti astu= may it be well; lakShmaNaaya= with Lakshmana! bhava= become; moghaa= vain; hatodyamaa= may your effort be frustrated!

Rama repeatedly uttered to that spear even as it was rushing forth (on Lakshmana) as follows: "May it be well with Lakshmana! May you prove useless! May your effort be frustrated!"

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t˜vaõena raõe þakti× kruddhen˜þŸviÿopam˜ |
mukt˜þ¨rasyabhŸtasya lakÿmaõasya mamajja s˜ || 6-100-34

34. saa shaktiH aashiiviShopamaa= that spear; looking like a venomous serpant; muktaa= released; kruddhena= by the enraged; raavaNena= Ravana; raNe= in the battle; aashu= quickly; mamajja= penetrated; urasi= the chest; abhiitasya lakShmaNasya= of the fearless Lakshmana.

That spear, which was looking like a venomous serpent, released by the enraged Ravana in the battle, quickly penetrated the bosom of Lakshmana, who stood fearless.

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nyapatats˜ mah˜veg˜ lakÿmaõasya mahorasi |
jihvevoragar˜jasya dŸpyam˜n˜ mah˜dyuti× || 6-100-35

35. saa= that spear; uragaraajasya jihveva= like the tongue of Vasuki (the lord of serpents); diipyamaanaa= blazing; mahaadyutiH= with a great dazzle; nyapatat= fell; mahorasi= on the broad chest; lakShmaNasya= of Lakshmana; mahaavegaa= with enormous speed.

That spear, like the tongue of Vasuki (the lord of serpents), blazing with a great dazzle, fell on the broad chest of Lakshmana, with enormous speed.

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tato r˜vaõavegena sud¨ramavag˜ýhay˜ |
þakty˜ nirbhinnah®daya× pap˜ta bhuvi lakÿmaõa× || 6-100-36

36. avagaaDhayaa= penetrated; suduuram= very deeply; shaktyaa= by the spear; vibhinna hR^idayaH= and pierced through the heart; raavaNavegena= due to the force exerted by Ravana; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; papaata= fell; bhuvi= to the ground; vibhinnahR^idayaH= with his heart broken.

Penetrated very deeply and pierced through his heart by the spear due to the force exerted by Ravana, Lakshmana fell to the ground.

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tadavasthan samŸpastho lakÿmaõaÕ prekÿya r˜ghava× |
bhr˜t®sneh˜nmah˜tej˜ viÿaõõah®dayoabhavat || 6-100-37

37. prekShya= seeing; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; tadavastham= in that state; raaghavaH= Rama; mahaatejaaH= of extra ordinary splendour; samiipasthaH= who was in the vicinity; abhavat= became; viShaNNahR^dayaH= sorrowful at heart; bhraatR^isnehaat= because of his fraternal love.

Seeing Lakshmana in that state, Rama, of extraordinary splendour, who was stationed in the vicinity, became sorrowful at heart because of the love towards his brother.

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sa muh¨rtamanudhy˜ya b˜ÿpavy˜kulalocana× |
babh¨va sanrabdhataro yug˜nta iva p˜vaka× || 6-100-38

38. saH= Rama; baaShpa paryaakulekShaNaH= whose eyes were filled with tears; dhyaatvaa= reflected; muhuutamiva= just for a while; babhuuva= and was; samrabdhataraH= very much enraged; yugaante paarakaH iva= like fire at the time of dissolution of the world.

Rama, whose eyes were filled with tears, reflected just for a while and then was very much enraged, like fire at the time of dissolution of the world.

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na viÿ˜dasya k˜loayamiti sañcintya r˜ghava× |
cakre sutumulan yuddhaÕ r˜vaõasya vadhe dh®ta× || 6-100-39
sarvayatnena mahat˜ lakÿmaõaÕ parivŸkÿya ca |

39. samchitya= becoming aware; iti= that; ayam= this one; na kaalaH= is not the time; vihhaadasya= for despodency; raaghavaH= Rama; pariviikShya= looking at; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; dhR^itaH= was determined; vadhe= upon killing; raavaNasya= of Ravana; chakre= and performed; sutumulam= the highly tumultuous; yuddham= battle; mahataa sarvayatnena= with a great and whole-hearted endeavour.

Becoming aware that it was not the time for feeling despondent, and looking at Lakshmana, Rama resumed that highly tumultuous battle with a great and whole-hearted endeavour, determined as he was to destroy Ravana.

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sa dadarþa tato r˜ma× þakty˜ bhinnaÕ mah˜have || 6-100-40
lakÿmaõan rudhir˜digdhaÕ sapannagamiv˜calam |

40. tataH= then; saH raamaH= that Rama; dadarsha= saw; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; bhinnam= who was struck; shaktyaa= by the spear; mahaavahe= in that great war; rudhiraadigdham= bathed as he was in blood; achalam iva= and looking like a mountain; sapannagam= with a snake (entering its centre).

Then, Rama saw Lakshmana, who was struck by the spear in that Great War, bathed as he was in blood and looking like a mountain with a snake (entering its centre).

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t˜mapi prahit˜n þaktiÕ r˜vaõena balŸyas˜ || 6-100-41
yatnataste hariþreÿ÷h˜ na þekuravamarditum |
ardit˜þcaiva b˜õaughai× kÿiprahastena rakÿas˜ || 6-100-42

41, 42. yatnataH api= even though exerting; ava marditum= to pull out; taam= that; shaktim= spear; prahitaam= hurled; baliiyasaa raavaNena= by the mighty Ravana; te harishreShThaaH= those foremost among monkeys; na shekuH= could not do it; arditaaH chaiva= as they were being tormented; pravakeNa rakShasaam= by Ravana the foremost among the demons; baaNaughaiH= with a multitude of his arrows.

Even with an exertion to pull out that spear hurled by the mighty Ravana, those foremost of the monkeys could not those foremost of the monkeys could not do it because they were being tormented by Ravana the foremost of demons with a stream of his arrows.

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saumitrin s˜ vinirbhidya praviÿ÷˜ dharaõŸtalam |
t˜n kar˜bhy˜Õ par˜m®þya r˜ma× þaktiÕ bhay˜vah˜m || 6-100-43
babhañja samare kruddho balavadvicakarÿa ca |

43. vinirbhidya= penetrating; saumitreH= through Lakshmana's bosom; saa= that spear; praviShTaa= touched; dharaNiitalam= the earth's surface; paraamarshya karaabhyaam= seizing hold with his hands; taam shaktim bhayaarchaam= that awful spear; balavaan= the mighty; raamaH= Rama; vichakarSha= drew it out; kruddhaH= and getting enraged; babhaN^jacha= broke it; samare= during the course of the battle.

Penetrating through Lakshmana's bosom, that spear touched the earth. Seizing hold of awful spear with his hands, the mighty Rama drew it out and getting enraged, broke it during the course of the battle.

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tasya niÿkarÿata× þaktin r˜vaõena balŸyas˜ || 6-100-44
þar˜× sarveÿu g˜treÿu p˜tit˜ marmabhedina× |

44. baliiyasaa raavaNena= by the mighty Ravana; paaittaaH= were sunk; sharaaH= arrows; marma bhedinaH= which pierced his vital organs; sarveShu gaatreShu= and all the limbs; tasya= of Rama; niShkarShataH= who was drawing; shaktim= that spear.

While Rama was drawing the spear out; arrow, which pierced his vital organs, were sunk by the mighty Ravana on all his limbs.

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acintayitv˜ t˜nb˜õ˜nsam˜þliÿy˜ ca lakÿmaõam || 6-100-45
abravŸcca han¨mantan sugrŸvan caiva r˜ghava× |

45. achintayitvaa= ignoring; taan= those; baaNaan= arrows; samaashliShya= and having embraced; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; abraviichcha= (Rama) spoke; hanuumantam= to Hanuma; sugriivamcha= and Sugreeva; mahaakapim= the king of the monkeys (as follows):

Ignoring those arrows and having embraced Lakshmana, Rama spoke to Hanuma and Sugreeva, the king of monkeys, as follows:

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lakÿmaõaÕ pariv˜ryeha tiÿ÷hadhvan v˜narottam˜× || 6-100-46
par˜kramasya k˜loayan sampr˜pto me cirepsita× |
p˜p˜tm˜yan daþagrŸvo vadhyat˜Õ p˜paniþcaya× || 6-100-47
k˜ðkÿita× stokakasyeva gharm˜nte meghadarþanam |

46, 47. vaanarottamaaH= O the foremost among the monkeys!; tiShThadhvam= remain; parivaaryeva= just encompassing; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; ayam paapaatmaayam dashagriivaH= let this malicious Ravana; paapa nishchayaH= having evil designs; vadhyataam= be killed; ayam= this; paraakramasya kaalaH= time to show my prowess; me chirepsitaH= which I have been wishing for long; sampraaptaH= has come; chaatakasya iva= as for a chataka bird; meghadarshanam= the site of a cloud (would come) kaaN^kShitam= as desired by it; gharmaante= at the end of the hot season.

"O the chiefs of monkeys! Remain just encompassing Lakshmana. Let this malicious Ravana of evil designs be killed. The time to manifest my prowess, which I have been wishing for long, has come, as for a chataka bird, the site of a cloud would come, as sought by it, at the end of a hot season."

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asminmuh¨rte nacir˜tsatyaÕ pratiþ®õomi va× || 6-100-48
ar˜vaõamar˜man v˜ jagaddrakÿyatha v˜nar˜× |

48. pratishR^iNomi= I take this owe; satyam= in truth; vaH= before you; asmin muhuurte= at this moment; vaanaraaH= O monkeys!; drakShyatha= you will see; nachiraat= without delay; jagat= (either) the world; araavaNam= devoid of Ravana; araamam vaa= or devoid of Rama (myself).

"I take this vow in truth before you, at this moment, O monkeys, that without delay, you will see the world devoid of Ravana or Rama (myself)."

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r˜jyan˜þan vane v˜san daõýake paridh˜vanam || 6-100-49
vaidehy˜þca par˜marþan rakÿobhiþca sam˜gamam |

49. samaagamam= I encountered; raajyanaasham= with the loss of soverighnity; vane vaasam= the dwelling in the forest; paridhaavanam= the wandering around; daN^Dake= in the forest of Dandaka; paraamarsham= and the insult offered; vaideyehyaaH= to Seetha; rakShobhiH= by the demons.

"I encountered with the loss of sovereignity, the dwelling in the forest, the wandering around in the woods of Dandaka and the rough treatment of Seetha by the demons."

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pr˜ptan du×khaÕ mahadghoraÕ kleþaÕ ca nirayopamam || 6-100-50
adya sarvamahan tyakÿye hatv˜ tan r˜vaõaÕ raõe |

50. mahat= A great; ghoram= and terrible; duHkham= suffering; praaptam= was obtained; kleshashcha= a trouble too; nirayopamaH= tantamounting to hell; adya= now; aham= I; nihatvaa= by killing; raavaNam= Ravana; raNe= in battle; tyakShye= will relieve myself; sarvam= of all that trouble.

"A great and terrible suffering has happened to me and an agony equivalent to hell. Now, by killing Ravana in battle, I will relieve myself of all that agony."

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yadarthan v˜naraÕ sainyaÕ sam˜nŸtamidaÕ may˜ || 6-100-51
sugrŸvaþca k®to r˜jye nihatv˜ v˜linan raõe |
soayamadya raõe p˜paþcakÿurviÿayam˜gata× || 6-100-52

51, 52. yadartham= for whose sake; idam= this; vaanaram sainyam= army of monkeys; samaaniitam= has been brought; mayaa= by me; raajyekR^ite sugriivaH cha= and Sugreeva has been anointed to his kingdom; nihatvaa= by killing; vaalinam= Vali; yadartham= and for whose sake; saagaraH= the ocean; kraantaH= has been crossed; setuH= and a bridge; baddhaH= built; saH ayam paapaH= that sinful demon; chakShurviShayam aagataH= has come within the range of my sight; raNe= in the battle-field; adya= now.

"That sinful demon, for whose sake, this army of monkeys has been brought by me, Sugreeva has been anointed on the throne after killing Vali and for whose sake the ocean has been crossed and a bridge built on it, has come within the range of my sight in the battle-field now."

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cakÿurviÿayam˜gamya n˜yan jŸvitumarhati || 6-100-53
d®ÿ÷in d®ÿ÷iviÿasyeva sarpasya mama r˜vaõa× |
yath˜ v˜ vainateyasya d®ÿ÷iÕ pr˜pto bhujaðgama× || 6-100-54

53, 54. ayam raavaNaH= this Ravana; aagatya= having come; mama chakShurviShayam= within the range of my vision; naarhati jiivitam= cannot survive; dR^iShTim iva= any more than the one who has come within the range of vision; sarpasya= of snake; dR^iShTiviShasya= injecting deadly poison with its very glance; bhujangamaH= or than a serpent; dR^iShTim praaptam= who has come within the range of vision; vainateyasya= of Garuda, the King of birds and the enemy of serpents.

"This Ravana, having come within the range of my vision, cannot survive, any more than the one who has come within the range of vision of a snake injecting deadly poison with its very glance or than a serpent who has come within the range of vision of Garuda, the king of birds and the enemy of serpents."

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svasth˜× paþyata durdharÿ˜ yuddhan v˜narapuðgav˜× |
˜sŸn˜× parvat˜greÿu mamedan r˜vaõasya ca || 6-100-55

55. vaanara pungavaaH durdharShaaH= O the foremost among the monkeys, who are so difficult to conquer!; aasiinaaH= seated; parvataagreShu= on the mountain-peaks; pashyata= you witness; svasthaaH= at ease; idam= this; yuddham= battle; mama= between myself; raavaNasya cha= and Ravana.

"O the foremost of the monkeys who are so difficult to conquer! Seated on the mountain-peaks, you witness at ease, this battle between myself and Ravana."

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adya r˜masya r˜matvaÕ paþyantu mama sanyuge |
trayo lok˜× sagandharv˜× sadev˜× sarÿic˜raõ˜× || 6-100-56

56. trayaH lokaaH= Let the three worlds; sagandharvaaH= including Gandharvas the celestial musicians; sadevaaH= gods; sarShiH= the sages; chaaraNaaH= the celestial bards; pashyantu= see; adya= today; raamatvam= the Ramahood; raamasya= of Rama; mama samyuge= during the course of my battle.

"Let the three worlds (viz. the earth, heaven and the intermediate region) including Gandharvas the celestial musicians, the gods, the sages and the celestial bards see today the Ramahood of Rama during the course of my battle."

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adya karma kariÿy˜mi yallok˜× sacar˜car˜× |
sadev˜× kathayiÿyanti y˜vadbh¨mirdhariÿyati || 6-100-57
sam˜gamya sad˜ loke yath˜ yuddhaÕ pravartitam |

57. kariShyaami= I shall perform; adya= today; karma= a feat; yat= which; lokaaH= people; loke= in the world; sacharaacharaaH= including all living beings, both mobile and immobile; sadevaaH= as also gods; sadaa kathayiShyanti= will ever narrate; samaagamya= together; yathaa= describing how; yuddham= the battle; pravartitam= proceeded; yaavat= as long as; bhuumiH= the earth; dhariShyati= is able to support; yat= those who (occupy it).

"I shall perform today a feat, which people in the world including all living beings both mobile and immobile, as also gods, will ever narrate together, describing how the battle proceeded, as long as the earth is able to support those who occupy it."

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evamuktv˜ þitairb˜õaistaptak˜ñcanabh¨ÿaõai× |
˜jagh˜na daþagrŸvan raõe r˜ma× sam˜hita× || 6-100-58

58. evam= thus; uktvaa= speaking; raamaH= Rama; samaahitaH= with an attentive mind; raNe= in the battle-field; aajaghaana= struck; dashagriivam= Rama; shitaiH baaNaiH= with sharp arrows; tapta kaaN^chana bhuuShaNaiH= decked with pure gold.

Thus speaking, Rama with an attentive mind in the battle-field, struck Rama with sharp arrows, decked in pure gold.

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atha pradŸptairn˜r˜cairmusalaiþc˜pi r˜vaõa× || 6-100-59
abhyavarÿattad˜ r˜man dh˜r˜bhiriva toyada× |

59. atha= thereupon; raavaNaH= Ravana; abhyavarShat= streamed forth; pradiiptaiH= blazing; naaraachaiH= steel arrows; musalaishchapi= and clubs; tadaa= then; toyadaH iva= as cloud; (would shower) dhaaraabhiH= the rains.

Thereupon, Ravana streamed forth blazing steel arrows and then clubs, as clouds would stream forth the rains.

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r˜mar˜vaõamukt˜n˜manyonyamabhinighnat˜m || 6-100-60
þar˜õ˜n ca þar˜õ˜Õ ca babh¨va tumula× svana× |

60. tumulaH= A tumultuous; svanaH= sound; babhuuva= arose; varaaNaamcha sharaanaam cha= from the excellent arrows; raama raavaNa muktaanaam= released by Rama and Ravana; abhinighnataam= as they struck; anyonyam= each other.

A tumultuous sound arose from the excellent arrows, released by Rama and Ravana, as they struck each other.

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te bhinn˜þca vikŸrõ˜þca r˜mar˜vaõayo× þar˜× || 6-100-61
antarikÿ˜tpradŸpt˜gr˜ nipeturdharaõŸtale |

61. sharaaH= the arrows; raama raavaNayoH= of Rama and Ravana; vibhinnaashcha= split asunder; vikiirNaashcha= and seattered off; pradiiptaagraaH= with their blazing points; nipetuH= fell; dharaNiitale= on to the floor; antarikShaat= from the space.

The arrows of Rama and Ravana, split asunder and scattered off, with their blazing points, fell from the space on to the surface of the earth.

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tayorjy˜talanirghoÿo r˜mar˜vaõayormah˜n || 6-100-62
tr˜sana× sarvab¨t˜n˜n sa babh¨v˜dbhutopama× |

62. mahaan= the loud; nirghoShaH= sound; jyaatala= produced by the impact of the bow string on the palms; tayoH raama raavaNayoH= of those heroes, Rama and Ravana; traasanaH= which struck terror; sarva bhuutaanaam= in all the living beings; adbhuta darshanaH= was fell astonished by the audience.

The loud sound, produced by the impact of the bow-string on the palms of those two heroes Rama and Ravana, which struck terror in all the living beings, was felt astonished by the audience.

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vikŸryam˜õa× þaraj˜lav®ÿ÷ibhir |
rmah˜tman˜ dŸptadhanuÿmat˜rdita× |
bhay˜tpradudr˜va sametya r˜vaõo |
yath˜nilen˜bhihato bal˜haka× || 6-100-63

63. vikiiryamaaNaH= torn asunder; sharajaala vR^iShTibhiH= by the streams of a multitude of arrows; mahaatmanaH= by the great souled Rama; diiptadhanuShmataa= who was armed with a blazing bow; sametya= while coming in collusion with him; raavaNaH= Ravana; pradudraava= ran away; bhayaat= out of fear; valaahakaH yathaa= like a cloud (dispersing); abhihataH= when pushed; anilena= by a tempest.

Torn asunder by the streams of a multitude of arrows by the great-souled Rama, who was armed with a blazing bow, while coming in collusion with him, Ravana took to his heels out of fear, like a cloud when pushed by a tempest.

 

ity˜rÿe þrŸmadr˜m˜yaõe ˜dik˜vye yuddhak˜õýe þatatama× sarga×

Thus, this is the 100th chapter in Yuddha Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, the First Epic poem of India.


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