Chapter [Sarga] 114

Introduction

Rama sends Vibhishana to bring Seetha to his presence. Vibhishana brings Seetha to Rama's presence. Seetha casts her looks on the moon-like face of Rama, her beloved husband.


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sa uväca mahäprajïamabhigamya plavaìgamaù |
rämaà vacanamarthajïo varaà sarvadhanuñmatäm || 6-114-1

1. saH mahaapraajJNaH= that highly intelligent; plavangamaH= Hanuma; abhivaadya= having offered his salutation; uvaacha= spoke; tam raamam= to that Rama; varam sarvadhanuShmataam= who was excellent among all the wielders of the bow; kamala patraakSham= and whose eyes resembled the louts-petals.

Having offered his salutation to that Rama, who was excellent among all the wielders of the bow and whose eyes resembled the lotus-petals, that highly intelligent Hanuma spoke to him as follows:

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yannimitto'yamärambhaù karmaëäà ca phalodayaù |
täà devéà çokasantaptäà maithiléà drañöumarhasi || 6-114-2

2. arhasi= you ought; draShTum= to see; taam deviim= that divine lady; shoka samtaptaam= who is consumed by grief; yannimittaH= for whose sake; ayam= this; aarambhaH= undertaking; karmaNaam= of acts (was done); yaH= and which; phalodayaH= has borne fruit.

"You ought to see Seetha that divine lady who is consumed by grief, for whose sake this course of actions was undertaken and which has (now) borne fruit."

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sä hi çokasamäviñöä bäñpaparyäkulekñaëä |
maithilé vijayaà çrutvä tava harñamupägamat || 6-114-3

3. shrutvaa= hearing; vijayam= the news of your victory; saa maithilii= that Seetha; shoka samaaviShTaa= stricken as she was with grief; abhikaaNkShati= is (now) longing; draShTum= to see; tvaam= you; baaShpa paryaakulekShaNaa= her eyes filled with tears of joy.

"Hearing the news of your victory, that Seetha, stricken as she was with grief, is now longing to see you, her eyes filled with tears of joy."

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pürvakätpratyayäccähamukto viçvastayä tayä |
bhartäraà drañöumicchämi kåtärthaà sahalakñmaëam || 6-114-4

4. tayaa= by her; vishvastayaa= who has trust (in me); pratyayaat= because of confidence which had been inspired by me; puurvakaat= on a former occasion; aham= I; uktaH= was spoken (as follows); 'ichchhaami= I desire; draShTum= to see; bhartaaram= my husband; kR^itaartham= who has accomplished his purpose; saha lakShmaNam= together with Lakshmana.

"By her, who has trust in me because of confidence which has trust in me because of confidence which had been inspired me on a former occasion, I was spoken as follows: 'I desire to see my husband, who has accomplished his purpose, together with Lakshmana.'"

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evamukto hanumatä rämo dharmabhåtäà varaù |
agacchatsahasä dhyänamäsédbäñpapariplutaù || 6-114-5

5. evam= thus; uktaH= spoken; hanumataa= by Hanuma; raamaH= Rama; varaH= who was the foremost; dharmabhR^itaam= among the supporters of righteousness; iiShat baaShpa pariplutaH= was shightly overwhelmed with tears; sahasaa= and suddenly; aagachchhat dhyaanam= became a bit thoughtful.

Hearing Hanuma's words, Rama who was the foremost among the supporters of righteousness, was a little over whelmed with tears and suddenly became a bit thoughtful.

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dérghamuñëaà ca niçvasya mediném avalokayan |
uväca meghasaìkäçaà vibhéñaëamupasthitam || 6-114-6

6. viniH shvasya diirgham uShNam= Drawing a deep and warm breath; avalokayam= and casting his looks; jagatiim= on the ground; uvaacha= he spoke (as follows); vibhiiShaNam= to Vibhishana; meghasamkaasham= who closely resembled a cloud in hue; upasthitan= and who was standing nearby.

Drawing a deep and warm breath and casting his looks on the ground, he spoke (as follows) to Vibhishana, who closely resembled a cloud in hue and who was standing nearby.

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divyäìgarägäà vaidehéà divyäbharaëabhüñitäm |
iha sétäà çiraùsnätämupasthäpaya mäciram || 6-114-7

7. upasthaapaya= bring; iha= here; siitaam= Seetha; shiraH snaanam= after she has bathed her head; divyaaN^garaagaam= has been anointed with charming cosmetics; divyaabharaNa bhuuShitaam= and adorned with beautiful jewels; maa chiram= let there be no delay.

"Bring here Seetha, after she has bathed her head, has been anointed with charming cosmetics and adorned with beautiful jewels. Let there be no delay."

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evamuktastu rämeëa tvaramäëo vibhéñaëaù |
praviçyäntaùpuraà sétäà strébhiù sväbhiracodayat || 6-114-8

8. evam= thus; uktaH= spoken; raamena= by Rama; vibhiiShaNam= Vibhishana; pravishya= entering; antaHpuram= the gyaecium; tvaramaaNaH= in haste; achodayat= communicated his presence; siitaam= to Seetha; svaabhiH striibhiH= through his own women.

Hearing the words of Rama, Vibhishana, after entering the gynaecium in haste, communicated his presence to Seetha, through his own women.

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tataù sétäà mahäbhägäà dåñövoväca vibhéñaëaù |
mürdhni baddhäïjaliù çrémänvinéto räkñaseçvaraù || 6-114-9

9. tataH= then; shriimaan= the glorious; vibhiiShaNaH= Vibhishana; raakShaseshvaraH= the king of demons; dR^iShTvaa= after seeing; maahaabhaagaam= the highly fortunate; siitaam= Seetha; baddhaaN^jaliH= with his palms joined; muurdhni= over his head; viniitaH= humbly; uvaacha= spoke (as follows):

Then, the glorious Vibhishana the king of demons, after seeing the highly fortunate Seetha, with his palms joined over his head, humbly spoke to her as follows:

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divyäìgarägä vaidehé divyäbharaëabhüñitä |
yänamäroha bhadraà te bhartä tväà drañöumicchati || 6-114-10

10. vaidehi= O Seetha!; divyaaNgaraagaaH= anointed with charming cosmetics; divyaabharaNa bhuuShitaaH= and adorned with beautiful jewels; bhadram te= if you please; aaroha= mount; yaanam= on the vehicle; bhartaa= your husband; ichchhati= wants; draShTum= to see; tvaam= you.

"O Seetha! Anointed with charming cosmetics and adorned with beautiful jewels if you please, mount on the vehicle. Your husband wants to see you."

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evamuktä tu vaidehé pratyuväca vibhéñaëam |
asnätä drañöumicchämi bhartäraà räkñasädhipa || 6-114-11

11. evam= thus; uktaa= spoken; vaidehii= Seetha; pratyuvaacha= replied; vibhiiShaNam= to Vibhishana (as follows): raakShaseshvara= O king of demons!; ichchhaami= I wish; draShTum= to see; bhartaaram= my husband; asnaatvaa= even without taking the bath.

Hearing the words of Vibhishana, replied as follows: "O king of demons! I wish to see my husband, even without taking my bath."

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tasyästadvacanaà çrutvä pratyuväca vibhéñaëaù |
yathähaà rämo bhartä te tattathä kartumarhasi || 6-114-12

12. shrutvaa= hearing; tat vachanam= those words; tasyaaH= of Seetha; vibhiiShaNaH= Vibhishana; pratyuvaacha= replied; arhasi= you ought; kartum= to do; yathaa tathaa= in whatever manner; raamaH= Rama; te bhartaa= your husband; aaha= mentioned; tat= that.

Hearing those words of Seetha, Vibhishana replied as follows: "You ought to do the bidding of Rama, your husband, as he has enjoined you to do."

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tasya tadvacanaà çrutvä maithilé bhrätådevatä |
bhartåbhaktivratä sädhvé tatheti pratyabhäñata || 6-114-13

13. shrutvaa= hearing; tat rachanam= those words; tasya= of Vibhishana; saadhvii= the virtuous; maithilii= Seetha; patidevataa= regarding her husband as a divinity; vR^itaa= endowed as she was; bhartR^i bhaktyaa= with a devotion to her husband; pratyabhaaShata= replied; tatheti= "so it be!"

Hearing those words of Vibhishana, the virtuous Seetha, regarding her husband as a divinity, endowed as she was with a devotion to her husband, said in reply, "So t be!"

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tataù sétäà çiraùsnätäà yuvatébhiralaìkåtäm |
mahärhäbharaëopetäà mahärhämbaradhäriëém || 6-114-14
äropya çibikäà déptäà parärdhyämbarasaàvåtäm |
rakñobhirbahubhirguptämäjahära vibhéñaëaù || 6-114-15

14-15. tataH= then; vibhiiShaNaH= Vibhishana; aajahaara= brought; siitaam aaropya= prevailing upon Seetha to ascend; diiptaam shibikaam= a shining palanquin; paraarghyaambara samvR^itaam= covered with an exceedingly valuable cloth; guptaam= and guarded; bahubhiH raakShasaiH= by numerous demons; shiraasnaataam= after she has bathed her head; samyuktaam pratikarmaNaa= after making use of toilet and other cleansing facilities; mahaarhaambaradhaaraNiim= had put on very costly robes; mahaarhaabharaNopetaam= and had been adorned with exceedingly valuable jewels.

Prevailing upon Seetha to ascend a shining palanquin, covered with an exceedingly valuable cloth and guarded by numerous demons, after she had bathed her head and cleansed her body, had put on costly robes and had been adorned with exceedingly valuable jewels, Vibhishana then brought her to the presence of Rama.

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so'bhigamya mahätmänaà jïätväbhidhyänamästhitam |
praëataçca prahåñöaçca präptäà sétäà nyavedayat || 6-114-16

16. abhigamya= approaching; mahaatmaanam= the great-souled Rama; aasthitam= who was absorbed in thought; jJNaataapi= even after coming to know that Seetha had arrived; saH= vibhishana; praNataH cha= offered his obeisance; prahR^iShTashcha= and with full of great joy; nyavedayat= announced to him; siitaam praaptaam= that Seetha had arrived.

Approaching the great-souled Rama, who was absorbed in thought, even after coming to know that Seetha had arrived, Vibhishana offered his obeisance and with full of great joy, announced to him that Seetha had arrived.

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tämägatämupaçrutya rakñogåhaciroñitäm |
harño dainyaà ca roñaçca trayaà räghavamäviçat || 6-114-17

17. upashrutya= hearing; taam aagataam= that Seetha had arrived; rakShogR^iha chiroShitaam= after living long in the abode of a demon; raaghavam= Rama; aavishat= was filled; harShaH= with jo; roShashcha= indignation; dianyam= and felt miserable (too); trayam= all the three (at once).

Hearing that Seetha had arrived after living long in the abode of a demon, Rama was filled with joy, indignation and felt miserable too all the three emotions at the same time.

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tataù pärçvagataà dåñövä savimarçaà vicärayan |
vibhéñaëamidaà väkyamahåñöo räghavo'bravét || 6-114-18

18. ahR^iShTaH= feeling unhappy; vichaarayan= on considering; savimarsham= with deep thought; (the question of Seetha having come in a palanquin, all the way); raaghavaH= Rama; tataH= then; abraviit= spoke; idam vachaH= the following words; dR^iShTvaa= looking at; vibhiiShaNam= Vibhishana; paarshvagatam= who was by his side.

Feeling unhappy on considering with deep thought, the question of Seetha having come in a palanquin, all the way, Rama then spoke the following words, looking at Vibhishana who was beside him.

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räkñasädhipate saumya nityaà madvijaye rata |
vaidehé sannikarñaà me çéghraà samupagacchatu || 6-114-19

19. saumya raakShasaadhipate= O the gentle king of demons; nityam rata= who is forever intent; madvijaya= on my victory! vaidehii= (Let) Seetha; samupagachchhatu= duly seek; me samnikaSham= my presence; shiighram= quickly.

"O the gently king of demons, who is forever intent on my victory! Let Seetha duly seek my presence quickly."

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sa tadvacanamäjïäya räghavasya vibhéñaëaù |
türëamutsäraëe yatnaà kärayämäsa sarvataù || 6-114-20

20. shrutvaa= hearing; tat vachanam= those words; tasya raaghavasya= of that Rama; vibhiiShaNaH= Vibhishana; dharmavit= who knew what was right; utsaaraNam kaarayaamaasa= began to disperse the people; tatra= there; tuuNam=quickly.

Hearing those words of that Rama, Vibhishana, who knew what was right, began to disperse the crowd there quickly.

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kaïcukoñëéñiëastatra vetrajharjharapäëayaù |
utsärayantaù puruñäù samantätparicakramuù || 6-114-21

21. kaN^chakoShNiiShiNaH= demons wearing jackets and turbans, vetrajarjana paaNayaH= their hands carrying staffs which made a jingling sound; samantaat parichakramuH= walked all round; tatra= there; utsaarayantaH= dispersing; taan= those; yodhaan= warriors.

Demons wearing jackets and turbans, their hands carrying staffs which made a jingling sound, walked there all round, dispersing those warriors.

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åkñäëäà vänaräëäà ca räkñasänäà ca sarvataù |
våndänyutsäryamäëäni düramutsasåjustataù || 6-114-22

22. vR^indaani= crowds; R^ikShaaNaam= of bears; vaanaraaNaam cha= monkeys; raakShasaanaam cha= and demons; utsaarya maaNaani= dispersed; sarvashaH= on all sides; utthasthuH= bounced; duuram= for a distance; antataH= from their nearness (to the palanquin).

Crowds of bears, monkeys and demons, dispersed on all sides, bounced for a distance, from their nearness to the palanquin.

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teñämutsäryamäëänäà sarveñäà dhvanirutthitaù |
väyunodvartamänasya sägarasyeva nisvanaù || 6-114-23

23. teShaam utsaaryamaaNaanaam= while they were being dispersed (in that way); abhuut= there was; sumahaan svanaH= a very great sound; saagarasya niHsvanaH iva= resembling the roar of sea; uddhuuyamaanasya= lashed; vaayunaa= by a storm.

While those warriors were being driven away, there was a very great sound, resembling the roar of a sea, lashed by a storm.

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utsäryamäëäàständåñövä samantäjjätasambhramän |
däkñiëyättadamarñäcca värayämäsa räghavaù || 6-114-24

24. dR^iShTyaa= seeing; utsaaryamaaNaan= them being dispersed on all sides; jaatasambhramaan= excited; raamaH= Rama; atha= then; vaarayaamaasa= stopped; tat= it; daakShiNyaat= out of kindness (for those who were being driven away); amarShaat= and resentment (at the behaviour of the demons who were dispersing them).

Seeing them being dispersed on all sides excited, Rama then stopped that operation of those who were dispersing them, out of kindness (for those who were being driven away) and resentment (at the behaviour of the demons who were dispersing them).

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saàrabdhaçcäbravédrämaçcakñuñä pradahanniva |
vibhéñaëaà mahäpräjïaà sopälambhamidaà vacaù || 6-114-25

25. raamaH= Rama; samrabdhaH cha= enraged as he was; chakShuShaa pradahanniva= with his looks as though burning; abraviit= spoke idam vachaH= the follwoing words; sopaalambham= with a reproach; mahaapraajJNam vibhiiShaNam= to the highly intelligent Vibhishana.

The enraged Rama, consuming the demons with his looks as it were, Rama spoke the following reproaching words to the highly intelligent Vibhishana

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kimarthaà mämanädåtya kåçyate'yaà tvayä janaù |
nivartayainamudyogaà jano'yaà svajano mama || 6-114-26

26. kimartham= why; ayam janaH= these people; klishyate= are harassed; tvayaa= by you; anaadR^itya= disregarding; maam= me?; nivartaya= stop; udyogam= this exertion; ayam= these; janaH= people; svajanaH= are my own people.

"Why disregarding me, are these people harassed by you? Stop this exertion. They are my own people."

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na gåhäëi na vasträëi na präkärästiraskriyäù |
nedåçä räjasatkärä våttamävaraëaà striyaù || 6-114-27

27. gR^ihaaNi= An apartment; na= is not; aavaraNam= a thing that protects; striyaaH= a woman; na= nor; vastraaNi= robes; na= nor; praakaaraaH= compound-walls; na= nor; tiraskR^iyaa= the concealments; na= nor; iidR^ishaaH= such; raaja satkaaraaH= royal honours; vR^ittam= Her character is her shield.

"An apartment is not a thing that protects a woman, nor robes, nor compound-walls, nor concealments nor such royal honours. Her character is her shield."

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vyasaneñu na kåcchreñu na yuddhe na svayaà vare |
na kratau no vivähe ca darçanaà duñyate striyaù || 6-114-28

28. stiyaaH= A woman; darshanam= becoming visible; vyasaneShu= in times of a clamity; na duuShyate= is not condemned; na= nor; kR^ichchheShu= in battles; svayamvare= in self-choosing of a husband by a princess at a public assemly of suitors; na= nor; kratua= in sacrificial ceremonies; na vaa= nor; vivaahe= in marriage functions.

"A woman becoming visible to public in times of a calamity is not condemned in difficult situations, nor in battles, nor in self-choosing of a husband by a princess at a public assembly of suitors, nor in sacrificial ceremonies nor in marriage-functions."

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saiñä yuddhagatä caiva kåcchre mahati ca sthitä |
darçane'syä na doñaù syänmatsamépe viçeñataù || 6-114-29

29. saa eShaa= the yonder Seetha; vipadgataa chaiva= is in distress; sthitaa= and beset; mahati= with a great; kR^ichchhre= difficulty; naasti= there is no; doShaH= fault; ayaaH darshane= in her becoming visible in public; visheShaataH= particularly; matsamiipe= in my presence.

"The younder Seetha is in distress and beset with a great difficulty. There is no fault in her appearance in public, particularly in my presence."

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visåjya çibikäà tasmätpadbhyämevopasarpatu |
samépe mama vaidehéà paçyantvete vanaukasaù || 6-114-30

30. tasmaat= that is why; upasarpatu= let her come; padbhyaameva= on foot alone; utsR^ijya= leaving; shibikaam= the palanquin; vanaukasaH= let these monkeys; pashyantu= see; vaidehiim= Seetha; mama samiipe= in my presence.

"That is why, let her come on foot alone, leaving the palanquin there. Let these monkeys see Seetha in my presence."

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evamuktastu rämeëa savimarço vibhéñaëaù |
rämasyopänayatsétäà sannikarñaà vinétavat || 6-114-31

31. evam= thus; uktaH= spoken; raameNa= by Rama; savimarshaH= the intelligent; vibhiiShaNah= Vibhishana; viniitavat= with decency; upaanayat samnikarSham siitaam= brought Seetha to the vicinity; raamasya= of Rama.

Hearing the words of Rama the intelligent Vibhishana, with decency, brought Seetha to Rama's vicinity.

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tato lakñmaëasugrévau hanümäàçca plavaìgamaù |
niçamya väkyaà rämasya babhüvurvyathitä bhåçam || 6-114-32

32. nishamya= hearing; vaakyam= the words; raamasya= of Rama; lakShmaNa sugriivau= Lakshmana, Sugreeva; hanuumaamshcha= and Hanuma; plavangamaH= the monkey; tataH= then babhuuvuH= became; bR^isham= very much; vyatitau= perturbed.

Hearing the words of Rama, Lakshmana Sugreeva and Hanuma the monkey then felt very much perturbed.

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kalatranirapekñaiçca iìgitairasya däruëaiù |
aprétamiva sétäyäà tarkayanti sma räghavam || 6-114-33

33. daaruNaiH iN^gitaiH= from the pitiless facial features; asya= of Rama; kalatra nirapekShaiH= showing indifference to his consort; tavkayanti sma= they conjectured; raaghavam iva= as if Rama; apriitam= had a displeasure; siitaayaam= towards Seetha.

From the pitiless facial features of Rama, showing indifference to his consort, they conjectured as if Rama had some displeasure towards Seetha.

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lajjayä tvavaléyanté sveñu gätreñu maithilé |
vibhéñaëenänugatä bhartäraà säbhyavartata || 6-114-34

34. saa= that; maithilii= Seetha, for her part; avaliiyanti= shrinking; gaatreShu sveShu= into her limbs; lajjayaa= with modesty; abhyavartata= approached; bhartaaram= her husband; anugataa= followed; vibhiiShaNena= by Vibhishana.

Seetha, for her part, shrinking into her limbs with modesty, approached her husband, duly followed by Vibhishana.

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vismayäcca praharñäcca snehäcca paridevatä |
udaikñata mukhaà bhartuù saumyaà saumyataränanä || 6-114-35

35. saumya taraananaa= the pleasant faced Seetha; patidevataa= who considered her husband as the divinity; udaikShata= saw; saumyam= the charming; mukham= face; bhartuH= of her husband; vismayaachcha= with a surprise; praharShaachcha= with a surprise; praharShaachcha= rejoice; snehaachcha= and affection.

The pleasant-faced Seetha, who considered her husband as the divinity, saw the charming face of her husband, with a surprise, rejoice and affection.

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atha samapanudanmanaùklamaà sä |
suciramadåñöamudékñya vai priyasya |
vadanamuditapürëacandrakäntaà |
vimalaçaçäìkanibhänanä tadäsét || 6-114-36

36. atha= then; saa= that Seetha; vimala shashaaN^kanibhaananaa= with her face resembling the bright moon; tadaaniim= at that time; udiikShya= seeing; vadanam= the face; priyasya= of her beloved husband; adR^iShTam= which had not been seen; suchiram= for a long time; uditachandra puurNa kaantam= and which was charming like the rising full-moon; apanudat= and dispelled; manaH klamam= her mental fatigue.

Seeing the face of her beloved husband, which had not been seen for a long time and which was charming like the rising full moon, she forth dispelled her mental fatigue.

 

ityärñe çrémadrämäyaëe ädikävye yuddhakäëòe caturdaçädhikaçatatamaù sargaù

Thus, this is the 114th chapter in Yuddha Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, the First Epic poem of India.


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