Chapter [Sarga] 102

Introduction

The battle between Rama and Ravana starts. Indra sends a chariot, an armour, some arrows and a powerful spear. A tumultuous and thrilling battle ensues between Rama and Ravana. A spear hurled by Ravana is thwarted by a powerful spear (sent by Indra) of Rama. Then, Rama strikes Ravana's horses with arrows. He also pierces the chest region and the forehead of Ravana with his fierce arrows. Ravana gets severely hurt.


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lm[en tu taKymun! uTva s ra"v>,
s<dxe prvIrae xnuraday vIyRvan! . 61021

1. shrutvaa= hearing; tat vaakyam= those words; uktam= spoken; lakShmaNena= by Lakshmana; raaghavaH= Rama; para viiraghnaH= the annihilator of his enemies; aadaaya= taking hold; dhanuH= his bow; samdadhe= fixed the arrow on the bow-string.

Hearing those words of Lakshmana, that valiant Rama, the annihilator of his enemies, taking hold of his bow, fixed an arrow on the bow-string.

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rav[ay zraN"aeraiNvssjR cmUmuoe,
AwaNy< rwmaSway rav[ae ra]saixp>. 61022
A_yxava kakTSw< Sv-aRnuirv -aSkrm!,

2. chamuumukhe= in the forefront of battle; visasarja= (Rama) released; ghoraan= terrific; sharaan= arrows; raavaNaaya= towards Ravana; atha= then; aasthaaya= occupying; anyam= another; ratham= chariot; raavaNaH= Ravana; raakShasaadhipa= the king of demons; abhyyadhaavata= rushed; kaakutthsam= towards Rama; svarbhaanuH iva= as Rahu the seizer-demon(rushes towards); bhaaskaram= the sun.

In the forefront of battle, Rama released terrific arrows towards Ravana. Then, occupying another chariot, Ravana the king of demons rushed towards Rama, even as Rahu the seizer-demon rushes towards the sun.

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dzIvae rwSwStu ramn! vaepmE> zrE>. 61023
Aaj"an mha"aerExaRrai-irv taeyd>,

3. dashagriivaH tu= Ravana for his part; rathasthaH= standing in his chariot;aajaghaana= struck; raamam= Rama; vajropamaiH sharaiH= with arrows equal to thunderbolts; toyadaH iva= as a cloud; (strikes); dharaabhiH= gushes of rain; mahashailam= on a huge mountain.

Ravana for his part, standing in his chariot struck Rama with thunderbolt-like arrows, as a cloud strikes gushes of rain on a huge mountain.

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dIpavksazE> zrE> kan-U;[E>. 61024
inibR-ed r[e ramae dzIvn! smaiht>,

4. samaahitaH= with an attentive mind; raamaH= Rama; abhyavarShat= showered; kaaNchana bhuuShaNaiH sharaiH= golden decked arrows; diipta paavaka samkaashaiH= looking like blazing flames of fire; dashagriivam= on Ravana; raNe= in the combat.

With an attentive mind, Rama showered golden decked arrows, looking like blazing flames of fire, on Ravana in the battle-field.

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-UimiSwtSy ramSy rwSwSy c r]s>. 61025
n smn! yuimTyadeRvgNxvRdanva>,

5. devagandharva kimnaraaH= the gods, celestial musicians and kinnaras the mythical beings; aahuH= uttered; iti= that yuddham= the battle; na samam= was not equal; raamasya= between Rama; sthitasya= standing; bhuumau= on the ground; raakShasaH= and Ravana; rathasthasya= occupying a chariot.

The gods, celestial musicians and kinnaras the mythical beings thought that the battle was not equal between Rama standing on the ground and Ravana fighting from a chariot.

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ttae devvr> Iman! uTva te;a< vcae=m&tm!. 61026
Aay matil< zae vcn< cedmvIt!,

6.shrutvaa= hearing; teShaam= their; vachomR^itam= nectar-like words; shriimaan= the illustrius; shakraH= Indra; deva varaH= chief of clestials; tataH= then; aahuuya= calling; maatalim= Matali; braviit= spoke; idam vachanamcha= te following words.

Hearing their nectar-like words, the illustrious Indra, the chief f celestials then called Matali and spoke as follows:

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rwen mm -Uim< zI< yaih r"Umm!. 61027
AayUy -Utl< yat> k deviht< mht!,

7. yaahi= go; shiighram= quickly; mama rathena= with my chariot; raghottamam= to Rama; bhuumiShTham= who is standing on the earth; yaataH= after reaching; bhuutalam= the earth; aahuuya= calling (inviting Rama t take his seat in the chariot); kuru= and carry out; mahat= a great; devahitam= service to the gods.

"Go quickly with my chariot to Rama, who is standing on the earth. After reaching the earth, invite him to take his seat in the chariot and carry out a great service to the gods."

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#Tyuae devrajen matilRsariw>. 61028
[My izrsa dev< ttae vcnmvIt!,

8. iti uktaH= thus spoken; devaraajena= by Indra; maataliH= Matali; deva saarathiH= the charioteer of Indra; praNamya= offering salutation; shirasaa= by bowing his head; devam= to his lord; abraviit= spoke; tataH= then; vachanam= the following words:

Hearing the words of Indra, Matali, the charioteer of Indra, offering salutation to him by bowing his head, spoke then the following words:

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zI< yaSyaim deveN sarWy< c kraeMyhm!. 61029
ttae hyE s<yaeJy hirtE> SyNdnaemm!,

9. devendra= O Indra!; samyojya= providing with; haritaiH hayaiH= green horses; syandanottamam= the excellent chariot; aham= I; yaasyaami= will proceed; tataH= then; shiighram= immediately; karomi= I will perform; saarathyam cha= the duty of a charioteer (to Rama).

"O Indra! Providing with green horses the excellent chariot, I will proceed then immediately and perform the duty of a charioteer to Rama."

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tt> kanica> iki[Izt-Ui;t>. 610210
t[aidTysazae vEyRmykbr>,
sdE> kanapIfEyuR> etkI[RkE>. 610211
hiri-> sUyRsazEheRmjaliv-Ui;tE>,
Kmve[uXvj> ImaNdevrajrwae vr>. 610212
devrajen s<idae rwma matil>,
A_yvtRt kakTSwmvtIyR iivpat!. 610213

10, 11, 12, 13. tataH= then; (came); shriiman varaH devaraaja rathaH= the glorious and excellent chariot of Indra; kaaN^chanachitraaN^gaH= having a variegated body, decked in gold; kiN^kiNiishata bhuuShitaH= which was fitted with hundreds of tiny bells; taruNaaditya samkaashaH, vaiduuryamaya kuubaraH= with its pole of cat's eye gems shone like the morning sun; yuktaH= yoked to; sadashvaiH haribhiH= excellent green horses; kaaN^chanaapiiDaiH= having golden chaplets on their headsl shveta praNiirNakaiH= having white whisks; hemajaalavibhuuShitaiH= covered with nets of gold; suuryasamkaashaiH= shining like sun; rukmaveNu dhvajaH= and bearing a flag=staff raised on a golden bamboo; aaruhya= ascending; ratham= the chariot; samdiShTaH= as enjoined; devaraajena= by Indra; avatiirya= and descending; tsiviShTapaat= from paradise; maataliH= Matali; abhyavartata= approached; kaakutthsam= Rama.

Then came the glorious and excellent chariot of Indra, having variegated body decked in gold, which was fitted with hundreds of tiny bells, with its pole of cat's eye gems shone like the morning sun, yoked to excellent green horses, having golden chaplets on their heads, having white whisks, covered with nets of gold, shining like the sun and bearing a flag-staff raised on a golden bamboo. Ascending the chariot, as enjoined by Indra and descending from paradise, Matali approached Rama.

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AvI tda ramn! staedae rwe iSwt>,
ailmaRtilvaRKyn! sha]Sy sariw>. 610214

14. tadaa= then; maataliH= Matali; sahasraakShasya saarathiH= the charioteer of Indra; sapratodaH= along with a whip in his hand; sthitaH= stayed; rathe= in the chariot itself; praaN^jaliH= and joining his palms in salutation; abraviit cha= spoke; vaakyam= the following words; raamam= to Rama.

Then Matali, the charioteer of Indra, along with a whip in his hand, stayed in the chariot itself and joining his palms in salutation, spoke the following words to Rama.

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sha]e[ kakTSw rwaeyn! ivjyay te,
dStv mhasv ImazuinbhR[>. 610215

15. ayam= this; rathaH= chariot; dattaH= is given; sahasraakShaH= by Indra; tava= to you; te vijayaaya= for your victory; mahaasattva= O the mighty; shriimaan= the glorious; kaakutthsa= Rama; shatrunibarhaNa= the destroyer of enemies!

"Indra has sent this chariot to you for your victory, O the mighty and the glorious Rama, the destroyer of adversaries!"

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#dmEN< mhapn! kvc< cais<in-m!,
zraaidTysaza> zi ivmla izta>. 610216

16. idam= this; mahat chaapam= great bow; aindram= belonging to Indra; kavacham cha= an armour; agnisam nibham= shining as fire; sharaashcha= arrows; aaditya samkaashaaH= bright as the sun; vimalaa= and stainless; shivaa= auspicious; shaktishcha= spear; (were giving).

"Here is the great bow belonging to Indra, an armour shining as fire, some arrows as bright as sun and a stainless auspicious spear."

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Aaemn! rw< vIr ra]sn! jih rav[m!,
mya sariwna ram mheN #v danvan!. 610217

17. viira= O heroic; raajan= king!; aaruhya= mounting; imam= this; ratham= chariot; mayaa saarathinaa= with me as a charioteer; jahi= kill; raavaNam= Ravana; raakShasam= the king; mahendraH iva= as Indra the lord of celestials; (killed); daanavaan= the demons.

"O heroic king! Mounting this chariot with me as a charioteer, kill Ravana the king, as earlier Indra the lord of celestials killed the demons."

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#Tyu> s pirMy rwn! tmi-va* c,
Aaraeh tda ramae laeka{Mya ivrajyn!. 610218

18. iti= thus; uktaH= spoken; (by Matali); raamaH= Rama; abhivaadya cha= by offering his salutation; samparikramya= by circumambulating; tam= then; aaruroha= ascended it; viraajayan lokaan= causing the three worlds, to shine forth; lakShmyaa= with his splendour.

Duly circumambulating that chariot (as a mark of respect) and offering his salutation, when thus spoken by Matali, Rama then ascended the chariot, causing the three worlds to shine forth with his splendour.

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b-Uv c mhayu< tumul< raemh;R[m!,
ramSy c mhabahae rav[Sy c r]s>. 610219

19. mahaayuddham= a great battle; tumulam= which was tumultuous; roma harShaNam= causing the hair to stand erect; babhuuva cha= ensued; mahaabaahoH raamasya cha= between the great armed Rama; raavaNasya cha= and Ravana; rakShasaH= the demon.

Then ensued a tumultuous and thrilling battle, between the great armed Rama and Ravana, the demon.

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s gaNxveR[ gaNxvRn! dEv< dEven ra"v>,
An! ra]srajSy j"an prmaivt!. 610220

20. saH raaghavaH= that Rama; paramaastravit= who was skilled in the use of great missiles; jaghaana= struck; gaandharvam= the missile presided over by Gandharvas; daivam= and the missile presided over the gods; raakShasa raajasya= discharged by Ravana the king of demons; gaandharveNa daivena= by means of Gandharva missile and Daiva missile.

That Rama, who was skilled in the use of great missiles, struck the missile presided over by Gandharvas and the missile presided over by gods, by means of missiles of the same type.

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An! tu prm< "aern! ra]s< raksaixp,
ssjR prm> punrev inzacr>. 610221

21. nishaacharaH= Ravana; raakShasaadhipaH= the king of demons; paramakruddhaH= was very much enraged; punareva= and again; sasarja= released; paramam ghoram= an extra ordinarily terrific; raakShasam astram= missile presided over by demons.

Ravana, the king of demons was very much enraged and again released another extra-ordinarily terrific missile presided over by demons.

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te rav[xnumuRa> zra> kan-U;[a>,
A_yvtRNt kakTSwn! spaR -UTva mhaiv;a>. 610222

22. te sharaaH= those arrows; kaaN^chana bhuuShaNaaH= decked with gold; raavaNadhanurmuktaaH= discharged from Ravana's bow; bhuutvaa= turning into; mahaaviShaaH sarpaaH= highly poisonous snakes; abhyavartanta= rolled towards; kaakutthsam= Rama.

Those arrows, decked with gold, discharged from Ravana's bow, turning as they were into highly poisonous snakes and rolled towards Rama.

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te dIvdna dIn! vmNtae Jvln< muoE>,
rammeva_yvtRNt VyaidtaSya -yanka>. 610223

23. te= those serpents; diipta vadanaaH= with flaming mouths; vyaaditaasyaaH= with mouths wide open; vamantaH= and vomiting; diiptam jvalanam= blazing fire; mukhaiH= by their mouths; bhayaanakaaH= those dreadful (arrows); abhyavartanta= dashed towards; raamameva= Rama alone.

With flaming mouths wide open and vomiting blazing fire, those dreadful snake-like arrows dashed towards Rama alone.

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tEvaRsuiksmSpzERdIR-aegEmRhaiv;E>,
idz sNtta> svaR> idz smav&ta>. 610224

24. sarvaaH= all; dishshcha= the quarters; samtataaH= stood covered; taiH= by serpents; vaasukisamasparshaiH= whose impact was as hard as that of Vasuki (the king of serpents); diipta bhogaiH= with flaming coils; mahaaviShaiH= and having strong poison; vidishashcha= even the corners between the quarters; samaavR^itaaH= stood enveloped (by them).

All the quarters stood covered by highly poisonous serpents, whose impact was as hard as that of Vasuki (the king of serpents), with the flaming coils. Even the corners between the quarters stood enveloped by them.

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taNva pgaam> smaptt Aahve,
An! gaTmt< "aer< ae -yavhm!. 610225

25. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; taan pannagaan= those serpents; samaapatataH= rushing towards him; aahave= in the battle-field; raamaH= Rama; praadushchakre= created; ghoram= the terrific; bhyaavaham= and dangerous; gaarutmatam astram= missile presided over by Garuda the eagle (an enemy of serpents).

Seeing those serpents rushing towards him in the battle-field, Rama released the terrific and dangerous missile presided over by Garuda the eagle (an enemy of serpents).

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te ra"vxnumuRa Kmpua> izio-a>,
sup[aR> kana -UTva ivce> spRzv>. 610226

26. te= those arrows; rukmapuN^khaaH= with golden shafts; shikhiprabhaaH= and which shone like flames; raaghava dhanur-muktaaH= discharged from Rama's bow; bhuutvaa= turning into; kaaN^chanaaH suparNaaH= golden eagles; sarpashatravaH= the enemies of serpents; vicheruH= flew all around.

With golden shafts which shone like flames, discharged by Rama's bow turning into golden eagles (the enemies of serpents) those arrows flew all around.

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te taNsvaRzraùu> spRpaNmhajvan!,
sup[Rpa ramSy ivizoa> kamip[>. 610227

27. te vishikhaaH= those arrows; raamasya= of Rama; kaamaruupiNaH= which can assume any form at will; suvarNaruupaH= assumed the eagles; jaghnuH= and destroyed; taan sarvaan sharaan= all those arrows; mahaajavaan= which flew with a great speed; sarparuupaan= in the form of snakes.

Those arrows of Rama, which can assume any form at will, appeared in the form of eagles and destroyed all those arrows, which flew with a great speed in the form of snakes.

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Ae ithte ae rav[ae ra]saixp>,
A_yv;Rda ramn! "aerai-> zrv&ii->. 610228

28. raakShasaadhipaH= Ravana; tadaa= then; kruddhaH= enraged; astre pratihate= as his missile was frustrated; abhyavarShat= streamed forth; ghoraabhiH= terrific; sharavR^iShTibhiH= showers of arrows; raamam= on Rama.

Enraged on his missile having been frustrated by Rama, Ravana streamed forth terrific showers of arrows on Rama.

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tt> zrshe[ rammikair[m!,
AdRiyTva zraE"e[ matil< TyivXyt. 610229

29. ardayitvaa= tormenting; raamam= Rama; akliShTakaariNaa= of unwearied action; sharasahasreNa= with thousand arrows; tataH= (Ravana) then; pratya vidhyata= pierced; maatalim= Matali; sharaugheNa= with a multitude of arrows.

Tormenting Rama of unwearied action with thousand arrows, Ravana then pierced Matali with a multitude of arrows.

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icCDed ketumuiZy zre[Eken rav[>,
patiyTva rwaepSwe rwaTketun! c kanm!. 610230
@eNani-j"anaazrjalen rav[>,

30. uddishya= targetting; ekena shareNa= with only one arrow; raavaNaH= Ravana; chichheda= tore off; ketum= the flag-staff; paatayitvaa= striking down; kaaN^chanam ketum= the golden flag-staff; rathaat= from the (top of the) chariot; rathopasthe= down to the seat of the chariot; raavaNaH= Ravana; jaghaana= struck; indraanashvaan api= eve Indra's horses; sharajaalena= with a multitude of arrows.

Targeting with only one arrow, Ravana tore off the flag-staff. Striking down the golden flag-staff from the top of the chariot down to the seat of the chariot, Ravana struck even Indra's horses with a multitude of arrows.

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iv;edeRvgNxvaR danvaar[E> sh. 610231
rammatRn! tda va isa prm;Ry>,
Vyiwta vanreNa b-Uvu> siv-I;[a>. 610232
ramcNmsn! va Stn! rav[ra[a,

31, 32. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; raamam= Rama; aartam= afflicted; devagandharva chaaraNaaH= the gods, Gandharvas the celestials musicians, Charanas teh celestial bards; daanavaiH saha= along with demons; siddhaashcha= as also Siddhas, the demi-gods; paramarShayaH= the great sages; viSheduH= felt dejected; dR^iShTvaa= seeing; raamachandramasam= the moon in the shape of Rama; grastam= eclipsed; raavaNaraahunaa= by Rahu in the shape of Ravana; vaanarendraashcha= the mokey-cheifs too; savobhiiShaNaaH= including Vibhishana; babhuuvuH= became; vyathitaaH= perturbed.

Seeing Rama afflicted, the gods, Gandharvas the celestial musicians, Charanas the celestials bards along with the demons, as also Siddhas the demi-gods and the great sages felt dejected. Seeing the moon in the shape of Rama eclipsed by Rahu in the shape of Ravana, the monkey-chiefs too, along with Vibhishana, felt perturbed.

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ajapTyn! c n]n! raeih[I zizn> iyam!. 610233
smaMy buxStSwaE janamzu-avh>,

33. budham= the planet Mercury; tasthau= stood; aakramya= assailing; rohiNiim= the constellation Rohini; praajaapatyam= presided over by the god Prajapati (the lord of creation); priyaam= the beloved; shasinaH= of the moon nakShatram= the heavenly body; ashubhaavahaH= and spelling disaster; prajaanaam= to the created beings.

Seeing thus the moon in the shape of Rama eclipsed by the planet Rahu in the shape of Ravana, the planet Mercury stood, assailing the constellation Rohini presided over by the god Prajapati (the lord of creation), the beloved of the moon the heavenly body and spelling disaster to all created beings.

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sxUmpirv&aeimR> Jvliv sagr>. 610234
%Tppat tda > Sp&ziv idvakrm!,

34. prajvalanniva= blazing as it were; kruddhaH= in fury; saagaraH= the ocean; utpapaata= rose high; tadaa= at that time; spR^ishanniva= as though it was going to touch; divaakaram= the sun; sadhuumaparivR^ittormiH= its mist-wreathed waves moving to-and-fro.

Blazing as it were in fury, the ocean rose high at that time, as though it was going to touch the sun, its mist-wreathed waves moving to-and-fro.

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zv[R> sup;ae mNdriZmidRvakr>. 610235
AZyt kbNxa> sNsae xUmketuna,

35. divaakaraH= the sun; shastravaraNaH= looking ashy in colour; suparuShaH= and assuming a piercing aspect; mandarashmiH= its rays grown exhilarated; adR^ishyata= appeared; kabandhaaNkaH= in a headless trunk in its lap; samsaktaH= and united; dhuumaketunaa= with a comet.

The sun, looking ashy in colour assuming a piercing aspect, and its rays grown exhilarated, appeared in a headless trunk in its lap and united with a comet.

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kaeslanan! c n]n! VyimNaidEvtm!. 610236
AaMyaarkStSwaE ivzaoamip caMbre,

36. aN^gaarakaH= the planet Mars; tasthau= stood; aakramya= assailing; ambare= in the sky; nakShatram vishaakhaam= the coustellation Vishakha; aindraagnidaivatam= presided over by the gods Indra and Agni (the god of fire) kosalaanaam vyaktam= which is adorned by the kings of Kosala.

The planet Mars stood assailing in the sky, the constellation Vishakha, presided over by the gods Indra and Agni (the god of fire), which is adorned by the kings of Kosala.

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dzaSyae iv<zit-uj> g&hItzrasn>. 610237
AZyt dzIvae mEnak #v pvRt>,

37. dashagriivaH= (That) Ravana; dashaasyaH= having ten faces; vimshati bhujaH= and twenty arms; pragR^ihiita sharaasanaH= holding a bow tightly in his hands; adR^ishyata= looked; mainaakaH parvataH iva= like Mount Mainaka.

That Ravana, having ten faces and twenty arms, holding a bow tightly in his hands, looked like Mount Mainaka.

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inrSymanae ramStu dzIve[ r]sa. 610238
nazkdi-sNxatun! sayka[mUxRin,

38. nirasyamaanaH= being overwhelmed; dashagriiveNa= by Ravana; rakShasaa= the demon; raNamuurdhani= in the battle-front; raamaH= Rama; na ashaknot= could not; saayakaan abhisamdhaatum= fit his arrows to his bow.

Being overwhelmed by Ravana the demon in the battle-front, Rama could not fit his arrows to his bow.

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s kTva ukqIn! > ik< icTsܭlaecn>. 610239
jgam sumhaaex< indRhiv r]san!,

39. saH= that Rama; kruddhaH= enraged; bhR^ikuTim kR^itvaa= knitting his eye-brows; kimchit samrakta lochanaH= his eyes turned slightly blood-red; jagaama= got; sumahaakrodham= into a fierce anger; nirdahanniva rakShasaan= as though he would burn out the demons.

The enraged Rama, knitting his eye-brows and with his eyes turned slightly blood-red, was provoked to fierce anger, as though he would burn out the demons.

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tSy Sy vdn< va ramSy xImt>. 610240
svR-Utain ivesu> akMpt c meidnI,

40. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; vadanam= the face; tasya= dhiimataH raamasya= of that sagacious Rama; kruddhasya= getting provoked of anger; sarva bhuutaani= all the living bengs; vitreShu= got frightened; medinii cha= the earth too; praakampata= began to tremble.

Seeing the face of the sagacious Rama getting provoked of anger, all the living beings got frightened. The earth too began to tremble.

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is<hzaRlvan! zEl> s<ccal clΉm>,
b-Uv caip ]ui-t> smu> sirta< pit>. 610241

41. shailaH= the mountain; simha saarduulaan= with lions and tigers; chaladrumaH= as also with swaying trees; samchchaala= was trembled; samudraH chaapi= even the ocean; saritaampatiH= the lord of rivers; babhuuva= became; kShubhitaH= agitated.

The mountain, with lions, tigers and swaying trees, was trembled. Even the ocean, the lord of rivers, became agitated.

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ora orin"aeR;a ggne p;a "na>,
AaETpaitka ndRNt> smNtat! pircmu>. 610242

42. ghanaaH= the clouds; kharaaH= which were dense; khara nirghoShaaH= with harsh sounds; paruShaaH autpaatikaaH= and assuming a stern aspect; parichakramuH= roamed; samantaat= all over; gagane= in the sky; nardantaH= thundering.

Dense clouds, emitting harsh sounds and assuming a stern aspect, roamed all over in the sky, thundering.

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ram< va sus<muTpata<zEv da[an!,
ivesu> svR-Utain rav[Sya-vym!. 610243

43. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; susamkruddham= the very much enraged; raamam= Rama; daaruNaan utpaataan cha= and terrific portents; sarvabhuutaani= all the living beings; vitresuH= were frightened; bhayam= fear; abhavat= seized; raavaNasya= Ravana (too).

Seeing the very much enraged Rama and also the terrific portents, all the living beings were frightened. Fear seized Ravana too.

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ivmanSwaSwda deva gNxvaR mhaerga>,
\i;danvdETya gTmNt oecra>. 610244
dzuSte tda yu< laeks<vtRs<iSwtm!
nanahr[E-IRmE> zUryae> s<yuXytae>. 610245

44, 45. vimaanasthaaH= seated in their aerial cars; devaaH= gods; gandharvaashcha= Gandharvas the celestial musicians; mahoragaaH= great Nagas (semi divine beings having the face of a man and the tail of serpent); R^iShidaanavadaityaashcha= the sages, demons and giants; khecharaaH te garutmantashcha= and those eagles remaining in the air; dadR^ishaH= saw; tadaa= then; yuddham shuurayoH= the battle of two heroes; samprayudhyatoH= fighting steadily; bhiimaiH naanaa praharaNaiH= with various dreadful weapons; lokasamvarta samsthitam= looking like the final dissolution of the world.

Seated in their aerial cars, gods, Gandharvas the celestial musicians, great Nagas (semi divine beings having the face of a man and the tail of a serpent), the sages, demons, giants and those eagles remaining in the air, saw then the battle of two heroes, fighting steadily with various dreadful weapons and looking like the final dissolution of the world.

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^cu> surasura> sveR tda ivhmagta>,
e]ma[a mh*u< vaKy< -ya vt!. 610246

46. prahR^iShTavat= getting rejoiced; prekShamaaNaaH= on observing; mahat yuddham= that great battle; sarve= all; suraasuraaH= the gods and demons; vigraham aagataaH= who had come to witness the conflict; tadaa= at that time; uuchuH= spoke; vaakyam= the following words; bhaktyaa= with devotion.

Getting rejoiced on observing that great battle, all the gods and demons who had come to witness the conflict at that time, responded:

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dzIv< jyeTyarsura> smviSwta>,
deva rammvaec<Ste Tv< jyeit pun> pun>. 610247

47. asuraaH= the demons; samavasthitaaH= who reached there; aahuH= cried out; dashagriivam= to Ravana; jaya it= "Be Victorious!"; te= those; devaaH= gods; aahuH= called; raamam= to Rama; punaH punaH iti= saying again and again; jaya tvam= "Be you victorious!".

The demons who reached there cried out to Ravana, "Be victorious!". Those gods called to Rama saying again and again: "Be you victorious!".

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@tiSmNtre aexaa"vSy s rav[>,
htuRkamae aTma Sp&zn! hr[< mht!. 610248
vsar< mhanad< svRzuinbhR[m!,
zElz&in-E> kqEiĆi-yavhm!. 610249
sxUmimv tI][< yugaNtaicyaepmm!,
AitraEmnasa*< kalenaip ras!. 610250
asn< svR-Utana< dar[< -edn< twa,
dIimv rae;e[ zUl< jah rav[>. 610251

48-51. etasmin antare= in the meanwhile; saH raavaNaH= that Ravana; duShTaatmaa= the evil-minded; raavaNaH= who caused enemies to cry; krodhaat= with anger; spR^ihan= stroking; mahat praharaNam= a great weapon; prahartukaamaH= wishing to strike; raaghavasya= Rama; jagraaha= took hold; roSheNa= with fury; shuulam= of a spike; vajrasaaram= which was powerful as a thunderbolt; mahaanaadam= which made a loud noise (when hurled at its target); sarvashatrunibarhaNam= capable of exterminating all enemies; shailashR^iN^ga nibhaiH= resembling mountain-peaks; kuuTaiH= which with its sharp points; chittadR^iSTibhayaavaham= dreadful to conceive and to behold; sadhuumamiva tiikShNaagram yugaantaagnichayopamam= resembling a smoke-crested mass of fire blazing at the end of the world-cycle; atiraudram= exceedingly furious; anaasaadyam= which was difficult to approach; kaalenaapi= even for Death; duraasaasaadyam= which was unassailable; traasanam sarvabhuutaanaam= which was a terror for all living beings; daaruNam tathaa bhedanam= capable as it was of tearing and splitting them; pradiiptam iva= and blazing as it was.

In the meantime, that evil-minded Ravana, who caused enemies to cry, stroking with anger a great weapon wishing to strike Rama, took hold off with fury, a spike, which was powerful as a thunderbolt, which made a loud noise (when hurled at a target), capable of exterminating all enemies, resembling the mountain-peaks, which with its sharp points dreadful to conceive and to behold, resembling a smoke-crested mass of fire blazing at the end of the world-cycle, exceedingly furious, which was difficult to approach even for Death, which was unassailable, which was a terror for all beings, capable as it was of tearing and splitting them and blazing as it was.

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tCDUl< prmae mXye jah vIyRvan!,
AnIkE> smre zUrE ra]sE> pirvairt>. 610252

52. viiryavaan= that valiant Ravana; parivaaritaH= surrounded; shuuraiH aniikaiH= by warriors of demons; samare= in battle; parama kruddhaH= was very much enraged; jagraaha= and took hold of; tat= that; shuulam= spear; madhye= at its middle.

That valiant Ravana, surrounded by warriors of demons in battle, was very much enraged and took hold of that spear at its middle.

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smu*My mhakayae nnad yuix -Ervm!,
s<rnynae rae;at! SvsENymi-h;Ryn!. 610253

53. samraktanayanaH= with blood-red eyes; roShaat= in anger; mahaakaayaH= Ravana with his collossal body; samudyamya= duly lifting his spear and bringing rejoice to; svasainyam= his own army; nanaada= roared; bhairavam= terribly; yudhi= in battle.

With blood-red eyes in anger, Ravana with his collossal body, duly raising the spear and bringing rejoice to his own army, roared terribly in battle.

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p&iwvI caNtir]< c idz idzStwa,
akMpyda zBdae ra]seNSy da[>. 610254

54. daaruNaH= the terrific; shabdaH= roar; raakShasendrasya= of Ravana; tadaa= then; praakampayat= trebled; pR^ithiviimcha= the earth; antarikShamcha= the sky; dishashcha= the four quarters; tathaa= and; pradishashcha= and the angles of the compass.

The terrific noise made by Ravana then trembled the earth, the sky, the four quarters and the angles of the compass

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AitkaySy naden ten tSy raTmn>,
svR-Utain ivesu> sagr cu]u-e. 610255

55. tena naadena= by that roar; tasya duraat manaH= of that evil-minded Ravana; atikaayasya= of a collossal body; sarvabhuutaani= all the living beings; vitresuH= were frightened; saagarashcha= the ocean too; prachukShubhe= got agitated.

By that roar of that evil-minded Ravana of a collossal body, all the living beings were frightened. The ocean too got agitated.

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s g&hITva mhavIyR> zUl< tav[ae mht!,
ivn* sumhanad< ram< p;mvIt!. 610256

56. gR^ihiitvaa= taking hold of; tat mahat shuulam= that large spear; saH raavaNaH= that Ravana; mahaaviirya= of great prowess; vinadya= emitting; sumahaanaadam= a very loud roar; abraviit= spoke; paruSham= the following harsh words; raamam= to Rama.

Taking hold of that large spear, that Ravana of great prowess, emitting a very loud roar, spoke the following harsh words to Rama:

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zUlae=y< vsarSte ram rae;Nmyae*t>,
tv at&shaySy sMyk a[an! hir:yit. 610257

57. udyataH= raised; roShaat= in fury; mayaa= by me; raama= O Rama!; ayam shuulaH= this spear; vajrasaaraH= with the power of a thunder-bolt; samyak hariShyati= will surely take away; tava praaNaan= the lives of you; bhraatR^ihaayasya= along with life of your brother, your help-mate.

"Raised in fury by me, O Rama! This spear with the power of a thunder-bolt, will take away surely your life along with the life of your bother, your help-mate."

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r]sam* zUra[a< inhtana< cmUmuoe,
Tva< inhTy r[a"I kraeim trsa smm!. 610258

58. nihatya= killing; tvaam= you; tavasaa= with my strength; adya= now; raNashlaaghii= I, who always commend war-fare; karomi= will make you; samam= equal; shuuraaNaam rakShasaam= with the valiant demons; nihataanaam= who have been killed; chamuumukhe= in the battle front.

"Killing you with my strength now, I, who always commend war-fare, will make you level with the valiant demons, who have been killed in the battle-front."

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itedanI inhiNm Tvame; zUlen ra"v,
@vmuva s ic]ep tCDUl< ra]saixp>. 610259

59. tiShTha= wait; eShaH= this I; nihanmi= will kill; tvaam= you; shuulena= with the spear, idaaniim= now; raaghava= O Rama!; evam uktvaa= thus speaking; saH raakShasaadhipaH= that demon; chikShepa= hurled; tat shuulam= the spear.

"Wait, I will kill you with the spear now, O Rama!" Saying so, that demon hurled that spear.

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tav[kraNmu< iv*uNmalasmav&tm!,
A"{q< mhanad< ivytmzae-t. 610260

60. tat= that spear; vidyummaalaasamavR^itam= wreathed as it was in a circle of lightning; aShTaghaN^Tam= provided as it was with eight bells; mahaanaadam= and making a loud noise; muktam= released; raavaNakaraat= from the hand of Ravana; ashobhata= splashed; viyadgatam= as it went into the sky.

That spear, wreathed as it was in a circle of lightning, provided as it was with eight bells and making a loud noise, released from Ravana's hand, splashed, as it went into tehs sky.

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tCDUla< ragvae d?#va JvlNt< "aerdzRnm!,
ssjR ivizoan! ramapmayMy vIyRvan!. 610261

61. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; tat= that; jvalantam= blazing; shuulam= spear; ghora darshanam= of terrible appearance; viiryavaan= the valiant; raamaH= Rama; raaghavaH= who was born in Raghu dynasty; aayamya= having stretched; chaapam= his bow; sasarja= released; vishikhaan= the arrows.

Seeing that blazing spear of terrible appearance, the valiant Rama who was born in Raghu dynasty, having stretched his bow, released the arrows.

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AaptNt< zraE"e[ varyamas ra"v>,
%TptNt< yugaNtai< jlaE"Eirv vasv>. 610262

62. sharaugheNa= with streams of arrows; raaghavaH= Rama; vaarayaamaasa= warded off; aapatantam= that spear which was rushing upon him; jalaughaiH iva= as with streams of water; vaasavaH= Indra the lord of celestials (warded off); utpatantam yugaantaagnim= the fire shooting up at the time of dissolution of the world.

With streams of arrows, Rama warded off that spear, which was rushing upon him, as with streams of water, Indra the lord of celestials warded off the fire shooting up at the time of dissolution of the world.

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indRdah s tan! ba[an! ramkamuRkin>s&tan!,
rav[Sy mhan! zUl> ptainv pavk>. 610263

63. saH= that; mahaan= large; shuulaH= spear; raavaasya= of Ravana; nirdadaaha= consumed; taan baaNaan= those arrows; raama kaarmukaniHsR^itaan= coming forth from Rama's bow; paavakaH iva= as fire; (would consumed); pataN^gaan= the moths.

That large spear of Ravana consumed those arrows coming forth from Rama's bow, as fire would consume the moths.

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tan! va -Smsaуtan! zUls<SpzRcU[Rtan!,
saykanNtir]Swan! ragv> aexmahrt!. 610264

64. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; taan saayakaan= those arrows; shuulasamsparsha chuurNitaan= smashed, by coming into contact with the spear; bhasma saadbhuutaan= and reduced to ashes; antarikShasthaan= even while positioned in the sky; raaghavaH= Rama; aaharat= was seized; krodham= with fury.

Seeing those arrows smashed by coming into contact with the spear and reduced to ashes even while positioned in the sky, Rama was seized with fury.

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s ta< matilnanIta< zi< vasvs<mtam!,
jah prmae ra"vae r"vnNdn>. 610265

65. saH raaghavaH= that Rama; raaghunandanaH= te delight of the Raghus; parama kruddhaH= was quite enraged; jagraaha= and took hold; taam shaktim= of that spear; aaniitaam= brought; maatalinaa= by Matali the charioteer; vaasaasammataam= as desired by Indra the lord of celestials.

That Rama, the delight of Raghus, was quite enraged and took hold of that spear brought by Matali the charioteer, as desired by Indra the lord of celestials.

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sa taeilta blvta zi"R{qaktSvna,
n-> Jvalyamas yugaNtaeLkev s-a. 610266

66. saa shaktiH= that spear; tolitaa= lifted up; balavataa= by the powerful Rama; ghaNTaakR^ita svanaa= which was rendered resonated by the bells; prajvaalayaamaasa= began to blaze; saprabhaa yugaantolkeva= like a blazing meteor at the time of dissolution of the world.

That spear, lifted up by the powerful Rama, which was rendered resonated by the bells, began to blaze like a blazing meteor at the time of the dissolution of the world.

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sa i]a ra]seNSy tiSmn! zUle ppat h,
i-> zya mhan! zUlae inppat ht*uit>. 610267

67. saa= that spear; kShiptaa= hurled (by Rama); nipapaata ha= fell; tasmin raakShasendrasya shuule= on that Ravana's spear; bhinnaH= torn down; shaktyaa= by Rama's spear; mahaan shuulaH= the large spear of Ravana; nipapaata= fell (on the ground); hata dyutiH= with its lustre extinguished.

That spear, hurled by Rama, fell on that Ravana's spear. Torn down by Rama's spear, the large spear of Ravana fell on the ground, with its lustre extinguished.

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in-R-ed ttae ba[EhRyanSy mhajvan!,
ramI][EmRhavegEbaR[virijgE>. 610268

68. tiikShNaiH= with terrific arrows; mahaavegaiH= of high speed; baaNavadbhiH= with their shafts made of reeds; ajihmagaiH= going straight to their target; raamaH= Rama; nirbibheda= pierced; mahaajavaan= the exceedingly fleet; hayaan= horses; asya= of Ravana.

With terrific arrows of high speed, with their shafts made of reeds, going straight to their target, Rama pierced the exceedingly fleet horses of Ravana.

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inbRxedaeris tda rav[< iniztE> zrE>,
ra"v> prmayae llaqe piTi-ii->. 610269

69. raaghavaH= Rama; tadaa= then; nirbibheda= pierced; nishitaiH sharaiH= with his sharp arrows; urasi= the chest-region; raavaNam= of Ravana; paramaayattaH= quite deliberately; (he struck); lalaaTe= the forehead of Ravana; tribhiH= with three; pattribhiH= arrows.

With his sharp arrows, Rama then pierced the chest-region of Ravana. He also struck, quite deliberately, the forehead of Ravana with three arrows.

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s zrEi-RsvaRae gas&tzaei[t>,
ra]seN> smUhSw> puazaek #vab-aE. 610270

70. bhinna sarvaaN^gaH= with all his limbs torn down; sharaiH= by arrows; gaatra prashR^ita shoNitaH= with blood flowing from his limbs; saH raakShasendraH= that Ravana; aababhau= shone; phullaashokaH iva= like a blooming Ashoka tree; samuuhasthaH= in the midst of a multitude of trees.

With all his limbs torn down by arrows and with blood flowing from his limbs, that Ravana in the midst of demons, shone like a blooming Ashoka tree in the midst of a multitude of trees.

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s ramba[Eritivgaae,
inzacreN> ]tjaRga>,
jgam oed< c smajmXye,
aex< c ce su-&z< tdanIm!. 610271

71. saH nishaacharendraH= that Ravana; atividdhagaatraH= with his limbs severely= injured; raama baaNaiH= by Rama's arrows; kShatajaardragaatraH= and his body bathed in blood; jagaama khedam= felt exhausted; samaajamadhye= in the midst of a multitude of demons; subhR^isham krodham cha chakre= gave went to a violent anger; tadaaniim= at that time.

With his limbs severely injured by Rama's arrows and with his body bathed in blood, that Ravana felt exhausted in the middle of a multitude of demons and gave went to a violent anger at that time.

 

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Thus, this is the 102nd chapter in Yuddha Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, the First Epic poem of India.


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June 2009, K. M. K. Murthy