Chapter [Sarga] 101

Introduction

Rama laments over the uncertain condition of Lakshmana. He calls Sushena, the monkey-physician. Sushena tests Lakshmana and says he is still alive. Sushena then requests Hanuma to go all the way to Himalayas and bring the required herbs to treat Lakshmana. Hanuma proceeds to Mount Mahodara and failing to identify the herbs there, carries the mountain-peak itself and brings it to Sushena. Lakshmana regains consciousness, after getting treated with that herb by Sushena.


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zya inpaitt< va rav[en blIysa,
lm[< smr zUr< zaei[taE"pirPlutm!. 61011
s dva tumuln! yu< rav[Sy raTmn>,
ivs&jnev ba[aE"aNsu;e[n! vaKymvIt!. 61012

1, 2. dR^iShTyaa= seeing; shuuram= the valiant; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; shoNitau ghapariphitam= who was bathed in a stream of blood; samare= in battle; nipaatitam= when overthrown; shaktyaa= with a spear; baliiyasaa raavaNena= by the mighty Ravana; saH= Rama; dattvaa= giving; tumulam= a tumultuous; yuddham= fight; duraatmanaH raavaNaH= with the evil-minded Ravana; visR^ijanneva= and even while releasing; baaNaughaan= a multitude of arrows; abraviit= spoke; suSheNam= to Sushena; idam= the following words:

Seeing the valiant Lakshmana bathed in a stream of blood, when struck down in battle with a spear by the mighty Ravana and having given a tumultuous fight, to the evil-minded Ravana, Rama spoke as follows to Sushena, even while releasing a multitude of arrows (at Ravana).

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@; rav[vegen lm[> pitt> i]taE,
spRvete vIrae mm zaekmudIryn!. 61013

3. eShaH= this; viiraH= heroic; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; patitaH= who fell down; bhuvi= on earth; raavaNa viiryeNa= on account of Ravana's prowess; udiirayan= increasing; shokam= my sorrow; cheShTate= is wiggling; bhuumau= on the ground; sarpavat= like a serpent.

"This heroic Lakshmana, falling down on earth yielding to Ravana's prowess, is wiggling like a serpent, causing an increase in grief to me."

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zaei[taRimmn! vIr< a[Eirtr< mm,
pZytae mm ka ziyaeRς< pyaRklaTmn>. 61014

4. kaa= what; shaktiH= energy (is there); mama= for me; paryaakulaatmanaH= disturbed in mind; yauddhum= to fight; pashyataH= while seeing; imam= this; viiram= valiant Lakshmana; mama priyataram praaNaiH= the most beloved to me as dear as life; shoNitaardram= bathed in blood?

"My energy to fight is failing, even as I see this valiant Lakshmana, who is dearer to me than life, bathed in blood, my mind being greatly disturbed."

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Ayn! s smra"I ata me zu-l][>,
yid pTvmap> a[EmeR ikn! suoen va. 61015

5. kim= of what use; praaNaiH= is life; sukhena vaa= or happiness; me= to me; yadi saH ayam me bhraataa= if this famous brother of mine; shubha lakShaNaH= who is endowed with auspicious bodily marks; samarashlaaghii= and always speaks highly of war; aapannaH= obtain; paN^chatvam= his death?

"Of what use is life or happiness to me, if this illustrious brother of mine, who is endowed with auspicious bodily marks and who always speaks highly of war, meets with his death?"

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ltIv ih me vIy ZytIv kranu>,
sayka VyvsIdiNt ibaR:pvzn! gta . 61016

6. me= my; viiryam= valour; lajjatiiva= is feeling shy, as it were;dhanuH= my bow; bhrashyatiiva= is falling down; karaat= from my hand; saayakaaH= my arrows; vyavasiidanti= are dropping down; dR^iShTiH= my vision; gataa= got; baaShpavasham= overcome with tears.

"My valour is feeling shy, as it were. My bow seems to fall down from any hand. My arrows are dropping down. My vision has been overcome with tears."

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AvsIdiNt gaai[ Svyane n&[aimv,
icNta me vxRte tIa mumU;aRip c jayte. 61017

7. gaatraaNi= my limbs; avasiidanti= seem to sink down; nR^iNaam iva= like those of men; svapnayaane= in sleep; chintaa= tension; vartate= is; tiivraa= growing; me= in me; jaayate mumuurShaapi= I even wish to die.

"My limbs seem to sink down, like those of men in sleep. I have a serious tension, growing in me. I even wish to die."

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atr< inhtn! va rav[en raTmna,
ivt< tu >oat mmR{yi-ht< -&zm!. 61018

8. bhraataram= my brother; abhihatam= has been struck down; duraatmanaa= by the evil-minded; raavaNena= Ravana; abhihatam bhR^isham= seriously wounded; marmaNi= in his vital parts; duHkhaartam= afflicted with agony; viShTanantam= and grooming.

"My brother has been struck down by the evil-minded Ravana, seriously wounded in his vital parts, afflicted with agony and groaming."

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ra"vae atr< ( iy< a[< bihrm!,
>oen mhtaivae Xyanzaekpray[>. 61019

9. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; priyam= his beloved; bhraataram= brother; praaNam= who was his very life-breath; bahishcharam= moving outside; raaghavaH= Rama; aaviShTaH= was stricken; mahataa duHkhena= with excessive agony; dhayaana shoka paraayaNaH= gave himself up to anxiety and grief.

Seeing his beloved brother, who was his very life-breath moving outside, Rama was afflicted with excessive agony and gave himself up to anxiety and grief.

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prn! iv;admapae ivllapakleiNy>,
n ih yuen me kay nEv a[EnR sItya. 610110

10. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; bhraataram= his brother; nihatam raNapaamsuShu= lying wounded in the dust of the battle-field; aapannaH= he got into; param= extreme; viShaadam= despondency; vilalaapa= and lamented (as follows); aakulendriyaH= confused in mind, as he was.

Seeing Lakshmana his brother lying wounded in the dust of the battle-field, he got into extreme despondency and lamented (as follows), confused in mind, as he was:

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ivjyae=ip ih me zUr n iyayaepkLpte,
Ac]uivR;yN> ka< Iit< jniy:yit. 610111

11. shuura= O the valiant Lakshmana!; vijayaH.api= even victory; na priyaaya upakalpate= is not making a pleasure; me= for me; kaam= what; priitim= pleasure; (can) chandraH= the moon; janayiShyati= create; achakShurviShayaH= for a man who has lost his vision?

"O the valiant Lakshmana! Even victory cannot create a pleasure for me. What pleasure can the moon create for a man who has lost his vision?"

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ik< me yuen ik< a[EyuRkay n iv*te,
yay< inht> zete r[mUxRin lm[>. 610112

12. kim me= what purpose of mine will be served by fighting; kim praaNaiH= or even by life?; ayam lakShmaNaH= this Lakshmana; shete= lies; nihataH= killed; yatra raNamuurdhani= in forefront of battle here; na vidyate= I have no; yuddhakaaryam= use for the war.

"What purpose of mine will be served by fighting or eve by life? When this Lakshmana lies killed in the forefront of battle here, I have no use for the war."

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ywEv ma< vn< yaNtmnuyait mha*uit>,
AhmPyupyaSyaim twEvEn< ym]ym!. 610113

13. yathaiva= in the same way as; mahaadyutiH= the very glorious Lakshmana; amyaati= followed; maam= me; yaantam= when I was going; vanam= to the forest; ahamapi= I too; tathaiva= will in the same way; upayaasyaami= follow; enam= him; yamakShayam= to the abode of Yama the Lord of Death.

"In the same way as the very glorious Lakshmana followed me When I was going to the forest, I too will in the same way follow him to the abode of Yama the lord of Death."

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#bNjnae inTy< ma< s inTymnut>,
#mamvSwa< gimtae ra]sE> kqyaeixi->. 610114

14. saH= Lakshmana; iShTa bandhujanaH= who is having his beloved relatives; anuvrataH= and who is ardently devoted; maam= to me; nityam= forever; gamitaH= is obtained; imaam= this; avasthaam= condition; raakShasaiH= by the demons; kuuTayodhibhiH= who fight treacherously.

"The demons, who fight treacherously, created this condition to Lakshmana, who loved his relatives and who was ardently devoted forever to me."

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deze deze klai[ deze deze c baNxva>,
t< tu dez< n pZyaim y ata shaedr>. 610115

15. kalatraaNi= wives may be obtained; deshe deshe= everywhere; baandhavaaH= relatives (can be had) deshe deshe cha= everywhere; na pashyaami= I do not find; bhraataa= brother; sahodaraH= born of the same womb; yatra tam desham tu= as such a place; wherever.

"Wives may be obtained ever where. Relatives can be had every where. However, I do not find a brother, born of the same womb, at such a place whatesoever."

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#Tyev< ivlpNt< t< zaekivilteiNym!,
ivveman< k[muCDvsNt< pun> pun>. 610116

16. (The monkeys saw) tam= that Rama; vilapantam ityevam= thus lamenting; shoka vihvalitendriyam viveShTamaanam= with his mind reeling and distressed in grief; karuNam= pitiably; uchchhvasantam= sighing his breath; punaH punaH= repeatedly.

The monkeys saw that Rama, thus lamenting with his mind reeling and distressed in grief and pitiably sighing his breath repeatedly.

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ik< nu raJye xR;Rlm[en ivna mm,
kw< vyaMyh< TvMba< suima< puvTslam!. 610117

17. kim nu= of what use; raajyena= is the kingdom; mama= for me; durdharSha lakSmaNena vinaa= without Lakshmana, who was difficult to over power?; aham katham akShyaami= what can I tell; sumitraam= to Sumitra; putravatsalaamambaam= the mother; who was fond of her son.

"Of what use is the kingdom for me, without Lakshmana, who was difficult to over power? What can I tell to Sumitra, the mother who was so fond of her son?"

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%palM-< n zyaim saeFu< d< suimya,
ik< nu vyaim kaEsLya< matr< ik< nu kEkyIm!. 610118

18. na shakShyaami= I shall not be able; soDhum= to bear; upaalambham= the reproach; dattam= which will be given; sumitrayaa= by sumitra; kim nu vakShyaami= what shall I say; kausalyaam= to Kausalya; maataram= the mother; kimnu= and what shall I say; kaikeyiim= to Kaikeyi?

"I shall not be able to bear the reproach, which will be levelled by Sumitra. What shall I pay to kausalya the mother or what shall I say to Kaikeya?"

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-rt< ik< nu vyaim zu< c mhablm!,
sh ten vn< yatae ivna tenagt> kwm!. 610119

19. kim nu vakShyaami= what shall I say; bharatam= to Bhrata; mahaabalam shatrughnam= or to the mighty Shatrughna; (when they ask me); katham= how; aagataH= I can back; tena vinaa= without Lakshmana; yaataH= eventhogh I went; vanam= to the forest; tena saha= along with him?

"What shall I say to Bharata or to the mighty Shatrughna, when they ask me, how I came back without Lakshmana even though I went to the forest along with him?"

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#hEv mr[< eyae n tu bNxuivghR[m!,
ik< mya :kt< kmR ktmNy jNmin. 610120
yen me xaimRkae ata inhtat> iSwt>,

20. maraNam= death; shreyaH= is better; ihaiva= here only; tu= but; na= not; bandhuvigarhaNam= a reproaches by one's own people; kim= what; duSkR^itam karma= sinful act; kR^itam= was done; mayaa= by me; anyatra janmani= in another life; yena= due to which; dhaarmikaH me bhraataa= my righteous brother; nihataH= having been killed; sthitaH= lies; agrataH= before me.

"It is better to die at this place only, rather than hear the reproaches of one's own people. What sinful act was done by me in a previous birth due to which my righteous brother lies killed before me?

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ha atmRnuje zUra[am! vr -ae. 610121
@kakI ik< nu ma< Tyva prlaekay gCDis,

21. haa= Alas!; bhraataH= O brother; manuja shroShTha= the best of men!; pravara= O the foremost; shuuraaNaam= among the valiant men!; prabho= O the powerful man!; tyaktvaa= deserting; maam= me; kim nu= why; gachchhasi= are you going; paralokaaya= to the other world; ekaakii= alone?

"Alas! O the powerful brother, the best of men! O the foremost among the valiant men! Why are you going to the other world, deserting me?"

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ivlpNt< c ma< at> ikmw nav-a;se. 610122
%i pZy ik< ze;e dIn< ma< pZy c]u;a,

22. bhraataH= O brother!; kim= why; naavabhaaShase= don't you talk; maam= to me; vilapantam= who is lamenting?; uttiShTha= rise; pashya= and see!; kim= why; sheShe= are you lying down? pashya= see; diinam= the miserable; maam= me; chakShuShaa= with your own eyes.

"O brother! Why don't you talk to me, even though I am lamenting? Rise and see! Why are you lying down? See me, by opening your own eyes, miserable as I am."

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zaekatRSy mSy pvRte;u vne;u c. 610123
iv;{[Sy mhabahae smaasiyta mm,

23. mahaabaaho= O the mighty armed!; samaashvaasayitaa= you have been indeed consolign; mama= me; viShaNNasya= when I felt low-spirited; pramattasya= and listless; shokaantasya= stricken with grief as I was; parvateShu= in mountain; vaneShu= and forests.

"O the mighty armed! You have been indeed comforting me, whenever stricken with grief, I roamed listlessly among mountains and forests or felt low-spirited."

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rammev< uva[< tu zaekVyakilteiNym!. 610124
Aaasyuvaced< su;e[> prm< vc>,

24. aashvaasayan= comforting; raamam= Rama; shoka vyaakulitendriyam= whose mind was full of grief; evam= and thus; bruvaaNam= speaking (lamenting); suSheNaH= Sushena; uvaacha= addressed; idam paramam vachaH= the following excellent words.

Comforting Rama, whose mind was full of grief and who was thus lamenting, Sushena, for his part, addressed the following excellent words:

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Tyjema< nrzaRl bui< vEBykair[Im!. 610125
zaeks<jnnI icNta< tuLya< ba[EmUmuoe,

25. navashaarduula= O the excellent among men!; tyaja= give up; buddhim= this notion; vaiklabyakaariNiim= which causes despondency in you; imaam chintaam= this anguish; shoka samjananiim= which gives rise to grief; tulyaam baaNaiH= and is as piercing as arrows; chamuumukhe= in the forefront of battle.

"O the excellent among men! Give up this notion, which causes despondency in you, this anguish which gives rise to grief and is as piercing as arrows, in the forefront of battle."

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nEv pTvmapae lm[ae limvxRn>. 610126
n Sy ivkt< v< n c ZyamTvmagtm!,

26. lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; lakShmivardhanaH= the augmenter of prosperity; naina aapannaH= has not got; paN^chatvam= into death; asya= his; vaktram= countenance; na vikR^itam hi= is not changed; naagatam shyaamatvam= nor has it became dark.

"Lakshmana, the augmenter of prosperity, has not got into death. His countenance is not changed, nor has it become dark."

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su-n! c s< c muomSyai-lyte. 610127
prtlaE hStaE suse c laecne,

27. asya mukham= Let his face; niriikShyataam= be seen; suprabham= with a good brightness; suprasannam cha= and very much placid; hastau= His hands; padmapatra talau= are having palms, resembling the petals of a lotus; lochane cha= His eyes too; suprasanne= are very bright.

"His face may be seen with a good brightness and very much placid. The palms of his hands are resembling the petals of a lotus. His eyes too are very bright."

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nez< Zyte p< gtasUna< ivza< pte. 610128
iv;ad< ma kwa vIr sa[ae=ymir<dm,

28. vishaampate= O king!; ruupam= the appearance; gataasuunaam= of the dead; nadR^ishyate= does not look; iidR^isham= like this; viira= O hero; arimdama= the annihilator of enemies!; ayam= He; sapraaNaH= is all with his life; viShaadam maakR^ithaaH= do not worry|

"O king! The appearance of the dead does not look like this. O hero, the annihilator of enemies! He is all with his life. Do not worry."

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AaOyait tu suSy StgaSy -Utle. 610129
saeCDvas< dy< vIr kMpman< mumuR>,

29. muhurmuhuH= the repeatedly; kampamaanam= beating; hR^idayam= heart; sochchhvaasam= with the take of the breath; (of Lakshmana); prasuptasya bhutale= lying on the earth's surface, fast asleep; sraptagaatrasya= with his limbs relaxed; aakhyaati= are telling; viira= O the gallant prince!.

"The repeatedly beating heart with the signs of breath of Lakshmana, lying on the earth's surface, fast asleep, with his limbs relaxed are telling it, O the gallant prince!"

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@v< n iv*te pn! gtasUnan! ivza< pte. 610130
smIpSwmuvaced< hnUmNt< mhakipm!,

30. uktvaa= having addressed; vachaH= the words; evam= thus; raaghavam= to Rama; suSheNaH= Sushena; mahaapraajJNaH= the highly learned one; uvaacha= spoke; idam= these words; hanuumantam= to Hanuma; mahaakapim= the great monkey; samiipastham= who was standing nearby.

Having addressed the words thus to Rama, the highly learned Sushena spoke the following words to Hanuma the great monkey, who was standing nearby:

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saEMy zIimtae gTva zElmae;ixpvRtm!. 610131
pUvRn! ih kiwtae yaesaE vIr jaMbvta zu->,
di][e izore tSy jatamae;ixmany. 610132
ivzLykr[I nam ivzLykr[In! zu-am!,
s<jIvkr[I vIr s<xanI c mhaE;xIm!. 610133
s<jIvnaw vIrSy lm[Sy mhaTmn>,

31, 32, 33. gatvaa= going; itaH= from this place; shiighram= quickly; saumya= O gentle one!; shailam= to the mountain; ouShadhiparvatam= called Oushadhi Mountain; kathitaH= which was already narrated; tava= to you; puurvam= previously; jaanbavataa= by Jambavan; viira= O brave one!; aanaya= bring; iha= here; samjiivanaartham= for restoring to consciousness; viirasya mahaatmanaH lakShmaNasya= the great souled and the heroic Lakshmana; mahauShadhim vishalyakaraNiim(1)= the precious herb Vishalya karani; naamnaa= by name; jaataam= which has sprung up; dakShiNe shikhare= on its southern peak; tathaa= and; saavarNa karaNiim(2)= savarngakarani; sanjiivakaraNiim(3)= Sanjiva karani; mahauShadhiim samdhaaniim cha(4)= and the precious herb Samdhanakarani.

"Proceeding from this place with full speed, O gentle one!, to the mountain called Oushadhi (Mahodaya), which was already described to you previously by Jambavan, O brave one! Bring here for restoring the great-souled and heroic Lakshmana to consciousness, the precious herb Vishalyakarani (1) by name which was sprung up on its southern peak, Savarnakarnani (2), Samjivakarani(3) and the precious herb, Samdhanakarani (4)."

(1) Vishalyakarani: A herb credited with the virtue of expelling an arrow /other weapons from the body, healing the wound and relieving pain. (2) Savarnakarani: Another herb supposed to possess the property of counteracting the discolouration caused by a wound, burns etc. and restoring the original colour of the skin. (3) Samjivakarani: Another herb believed to possess the virtue of bringing back an unconscious person to consciousness. (4) Samdhani: A herb credited with the property of joining a fractured bone.

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#Tyevmuae hnumaNgTva caE;idpvRtm!. 610134
icNtam_ygmCD+Imanjan<Sta mhaE;xI>,

34. ityevam= thus; uktaH= spoken; shriimaan= the illustrious; hanumaan= Hanuma; gatvaa= having gone; ouShadhiparvatam= to mount Oushadha; ajaanam= could not identify; taaH= those; mahauShadhiiH= precious herbs; abhyagamat= became; chintaam= thoughtful.

Hearing those words, Hanuma, having sprung to Mount Oushadhi, could not identify those precious herbs and became thoughtful.

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tSy bui> smuTpa materimtaEjs>. 610135
#dmev gim:yaim g&hITva izor< igre>,

35. tasa maaruteH= to that Hanuma; amitoujasaH= whose strength was unlimited; buddhiH= the thought; samutpannaa= arouse; (as follows:); gamiShyaami= I will go; gR^ihiitvaa= taking; gireH shikharameva= this mountain-peak itself.

The following thought arose to that Hanuma, whose strength was unlimited: "I will go back, taking this mountain-peak itself."

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AiSm<Stu izore jatamae;ix< ta< suoavham!. 610136
tkeR[avgCDaim su;e[ae evmvIt!,

36. pratarkeNa= by conjecture; avagachchhaami= I understand; taam= that; sukhaavahaam= delightful; oShadhi= herb; jaataam= must have sprouted; asmin shikhare= in this mountain-peak; suSheNaH= Sushena; abraviit hi= indeed has said; evam= so.

"By conjecture, I understand that the delightful herb must have sprouted in this mountain-peak. Sushena indeed has said so."

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Ag& yid gCDim ivzLykr[Imhm!. 610137
kalaTyyen dae;> SyaEBy< c mhvet!,

37. aham gachchhaami yadi= If I go; ag^ihya= without taking; vishalyakaraNiim= Vishalyakarani; doShaH= harm; syaat= may come; kaalaatyayena= through passage of time; mahat cha= and a great; vaiklabyam= perplexity; bhavet= may arise.

"If I go without taking Vishalyakarani, harm may come through passage of time and a great perplexity may arise."

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#it siNTy hnumaNgTva i]< mhabl>. 610138
Aasa* pvRte< i> My igre> izr>,
Plunanatg[< smuTpaq( mhabl>. 610139
g&hITva hirzaRlae hSta_ya< smtaelyt!,

38, 39. iti samchitya= thus thinking; hanumaan= Hanuma; mahaabalaH= the mighty; harishaarduulaH= and excellent of monkeys; gatvaa= having gone; kShipram= quickly; aasaadya= and approaching; parvata shreShTham= that excellent mountain; gR^ihiitvaa= and taking; gireH shikharam= that mountain-peak; hastaabhyaam= with his arms; prakampya= shaking it well; triH= for three times; samutpaaTya= uprooting; pullanaanaatarugaNam= the mountain-peak; which was endowed with many trees in bloom; samatolayat= lifted it up; mahaabalaH= so mighty as he was.

Thinking thus, the mighty Hanuma the excellent of monkeys, having gone quickly and approaching that excellent mountain, taking that mountain-peak with his arms, shaking it violently for three times and uprooting the mountain-peak, which was endowed with many trees in bloom, lifted it up, so mighty as he was.

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s nIlimv jImUt< taeypU[Rm! n-Stlat!. 610140
%Tppat g&hITva tu hnUmaizorn! igre>,

40. gR^ihiitvaa= taking; gireH shikharam= that mountain-peak; niilam toyapuurNam jiimuutam iva= which looked like a dark rainy cloud; saH hanuumaan= that Hanuman; utpapaata= jumped up; nabhastalaat= into the sky.

Taking that mountain-peak, which looked like a dark rainy cloud, that Hanuman jumped up into the sky.

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smagMy mhaveg> s<NySy izor< igre>. 610141
ivMyik<icnuman! su;e[imdmvIt!,

41. samaagamya= coming; mahaavegaH= with a great speed; hanumaan= Hanuma; samnyasya= putting down; gireH shkharam= the mountain-peak; kimchit vishramya= and resting for a while; abraviit= spoke; idam= the following words; suShaNam= to Sushena.

Arriving with a great speed, Hanuma putting down the mountain-peak and resting for a while, spoke the following words to Sushena:

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Aae;xInaRvgDaim ta Ahn! hirpuv. 610142
tiddn! izorn! kT< igreStSyat< mya,

42. haripungava= O the excellent of monkeys!; aham= I; naavagachchhaami= could not identify; taaH= those; oShadhiiH= herbs; tat idam kR^itsnam= that and this entire; tasya gireH shikharam= mountain-peak; aahR^itam= has been brought; mayaa= by me.

"O the excellent of monkeys! I have brought the entire mountain-peak, as I could not identify those herbs."

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@vm! kwyman< t< zSy pvnaTmjm!. 610143
su;e[ae vanreae jahaeTpaq( caE;xI>,

43. prashasya= eulogizing; pavanaatmajam= Hanuma; evam kathamaanam= who was thus narrating; suSheNaH= Sushena; vaanara shreShThaH= the excellent of monkeys; utpaaTya= pulling out; oShadhiiH= the herbs; jagraaha= took hold of them.

Eulogizing Hanuma, who was thus narrating his trip, Sushena, the excellent of monkeys, pulling out the herbs, took hold off them.

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iviSmtaStu b-UvuSte sveR vanrpu<gva>. 610144
va hnUmt> kmR surErip su:krm!,

44. sarve te vaanarapungavaaH= all those monkey-chiefs; surairapi= and even the gods; babhuuvuH vismitaaH= were surprised; dR^iShTvaa= in seeing; duShkaram karma= that most difficult feat; hanuumataH= of Hanuma.

All those monkey-chiefs and even the gods were surprised to see that most difficult feat of Hanuma.

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tt> s']aediyTva tamae;ixn! vanraem>. 610145
lm[Sy ddaE nSt> su;e[> sumha*uit>,

45. tataH= then; samkShodayitvaa= crushing; taam= that; oShadhim= herb; suSheNaH= Sushena; vaanarottamaH= the excellent of monkeys; sumahaadyutiH= having a great splendour; dadau= administered (it); lakShmaNasya= to Lakshmana; nastaH= through the nose.

Then, crushign that herb, Sushena the excellent of monkeys, having a great splendour, administered it through Lakshmana's nose.

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szLy> s smaay lm[> prvIrha. 610146
ivzLyae ivj> zImuditNmhItlat!,

46. samaaghraaya= duly inhaling it well; saH lakShmaNaH= that Lakshmana; paraviirahaa= the annihilator of adversaries; sashalyaH= having the spear lodged in his body; udatiShThat= raised; shiighram= quickly; mahiitalaat= from the earth's surface; vishalyaH= rid as he was of the spear; virujaH= and his pain.

Duly inhaling it well, that Lakshmana, the annihilator of adversaries, having the spear lodged in his body, raised quickly from the earth's surface rid as he was of the spear and his pain.

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tmuiTwt< tu hryae -UtlaTey lm[m!. 610147
saxu saiXvit suIta> su;e[< TypUjyn!,

47. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; tam lakShmaNam= that Lakshmana; utthitam= raisen; bhuutalaat= from the ground; harayaH= the monkeys; supriitaaH= were over-joyed; pratyapuujayan= and applauded; lakShmaNau= Lakshmana; saadhu saadhu iti= saying, "Excellent! Excellent!"

Seeing that Lakshmana risen from the ground, the mokneys were overjoyed and applauded Lakshmana, saying, "Excellent, excellent!".

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@ehITyvIamae lam[< prvIrha. 610148
sSvje ehgaFn! c ba:ppyaRkle][>,

48. raamaH= Rama; paraviirahaa= the destroyer of enemies; abraviit= said; lakShmaNam= to Lakshmana; iti= saying; ehi ehi= "come, come!" sasvaje= and embraced him; snehagaaDham cha= firmly with affection; baaShpaparyaakulekShaNaH= with his eyes clouded with tears.

Rama, the destroyer of enemies, said to Lakshmana, "come, come!" and embraced him firmly with affection, with his eyes clouded with tears.

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AvI pir:vJy saEimin! ra"vStda. 610149
id(a Tvan! vIr pZyaim mr[aTpunragtm!,

49. pariShvajya= after embracing; saumitrim= Lakshmana; raaghavaH= Rama; tadaa= then; abraviichcha= said to him; diShTyaa= luckily; viira= O valiant one; pashyaami= I see; tvaam= you; punaH aagatam= returned; maraNaat= from death.

After embracing Lakshmana, Rama then said to him: "Luckily, O valiant one, I see you here, returned from death."

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n ih me jIivtenawR> sItya c jyen va. 610150
kae ih me jIivtenawRSTviy pTvmagte,

50. na hi arthaH= there is indeed no purpose; me= of mine; jiivitena= by me my own life; siitayaa= nor of Seetha; vijayenavaa= nor of victory; tvaye= If you; aagate= have attained; paN^chatvam= demise; vada= tell me; kaH= what; arthaH= significane; (is there); tena= by it; me= to me?

"There is no purpose of mine, by me own life nor of Seetha nor of victory. If you have attained demise, tell me what significnace is there for it to me?"

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#Tyevn! vdtStSy ra"vSy mhaTmn>. 610151
io> iziwlya vaca lm[ae vaKymvIt!,

51. mahaatmanaH raaghavah= (while) the great souled Rama; vaataH= was speaking ityevam= thus; khinnaH= the exhausted; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; abraviit= spoke; vaakyam= the following words; shithilayaa vaachaa= in a feeble tone.

While the great souled Rama was speaking thus, the exhausted Lakshmana, in a feeble tone, spoke the following words:

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ta< it}a< it}ay pura sTypram. 610152
l"u> kiidvasvae nEvn! vimhahRis,

52. satya paraakramaa= O brother, true to your promise!; na arhasi= you ought not; vaktum= to speak; evam= like this; iha= now; kashchidiva= like somebody; asattvah= who has no courage; laghuH= and who is weak; pratijJNaaya= having taken; taam pratijJNaam= that vow (of killing Ravana); puraa= before.

"Having solemnly taken that pledge (of killing Ravana) before, O brother true to your promise, you ought not to speak as you have done like a weak and courageless man."

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n it}an! ih kvRiNt ivtwa< saxvaen". 610153
lm[n! ih mhvSy it}apirpalnm!,

53. satyavaadinaH= those who speak the truth; na kurvanti hi= do not make; pratijJNaam= their promise; vitathaam= futile; pratijJNapaalanam= fulfilling their pledge; lakShaNam hi= is indeed the attribute; mahattvasya= of the moral amplitude.

"There is no purpose of mine, by me own life nor of Seetha nor of victory. If you have attained demise, tell me what significance is there for it to me?"

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nEraZymupgNtun! te tdl< mTkten". 610154
vxen rav[Sya* it}amnupaly,

54. anagha= O the faultless one!; te= to you; upagantum cha nairaashyam= getting into hopelessness too; matkR^ite= for my sake; naalam= is not befitting; anupaalaya= fulfill; pratijJNaam= your promise; vadhena= by killing; raavaNasya= of Ravana; adya= now.

"O the faultless one! Getting into homelessness for my sake is not befitting of you. Fulfill your promise now, by killing Ravana."

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n jIvNyaSyte zuStv ba[pwn! gt>. 610155
ndRtStI[d<+Sy isNhSyev mhagj>,

55. shatruH= An enemy; gataH= who stands; tava baaNa patham= within the path of your arrows; na yaasyate= cannot turn out; jiivan= alive; mahaagajaH iva= as a huge elephant; nardataH simhasya= (which gets into the path) of a roaring lion; tiikShNa damShTrsya= having terrible tusks.

"An enemy who falls victim to your arrows, cannot turn out alive, as a huge elephant which gets into the path of a roaring lion possessing terrible tusks."

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Ahn! tu vximCDaim zImSy raTmn>. 610156
yavdSt< n yaTye; ktkmaR idvakr>,

56. aham= I; ichchhaami= wish for; vadham= the death; asya duraatmanaH= of this evil-minded fellow; shiighram= instantly; yaavat= even before; eShaH= this; divaakaraH= sun; kR^ita karmaa= having finished his task; na yaati= does not sink; astam= below the horizon.

"I, for my part, wish to see the death of this evil-minded fellow instantly, even before this sun, having finished his task, does not sink below the horizon."

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yid vximCDis rav[Sy s<Oye,
yid c kta< ih tveCDis it}am!,
yid tv rajsutai-la; AayR,
k c vcae mm zIm* vIr. 610157

57. aarya= O venerable; viira= hero!; ichchhasiyadi= If you wish; vadham= the killing; raavaNasya= of Ravana; samkhye= in battle; kR^itaam ichchhasiyadi tava pratijJNaam= if you want to fulfil your promise; tava raaajasutaabhilaaShaH yadi= and if you feel affectionate towards Seetha; kurucha= you do; mama vachaH= as I tell you; shiighram= soon; adya= now.

"O venerable hero! If you wish to kill Ravana in battle, if you wish to fulfill your promise and if you feel affectionate towards Seetha, do as I tell you soon and now."

 

#Tya;eR Imamay[e AaidkaVye yuka{fe @kaixkzttm> sgR

Thus, this is the 101st chapter in Yuddha Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, the First Epic poem of India.


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May 2009, K. M. K. Murthy