Chapter [Sarga] 123

Introduction

In the course of their flight to Ayodhya, Rama shows to Seetha, the whole City of Lanka, the battle-field where Ravana and other demons were killed, Nala-Setu the bridge which was built across the ocean, Mount Mainka, Setu-bandha (where the construction of the bridge was started), Mount Rishyamuka, Pampa River, Janasthana-forest, Panchavati, Godavari river, the hermitage of sage-Agastya, the hermitage of Atri and Anasuya, Mount Chitrakuta, Yamuna-river, the hermitage of Bharadwaja, Ganga-river, Sarayu-river and finally the City of Ayodhya.


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Anu}atn! tu rame[ timanmnumm!,
%Tppat mhame"> snenaetae ywa. 6-123-1

1. anujJNaatam= as approved; raameNa= by Rama; tat anuttamam= that excellent; vimaanam= aerial car; hamsayukam= with images of swans painted on it; utpapaatam= flew; vihaayasam= into the sky; mahaanaadam= with a great sound.

As approved by Rama, that excellent aerial car, with images of swan painted on it, flew into the sky, with a great sound.

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patiyTva tt]u> svRtae r"unNdn>,
AvINmEiwlIn! sIta< ram> zizinannam!. 6-123-2

2. tataH= then; raamaH= Rama; raghunanadanaH= the delight of Raghu dynasty; paatayitvaa= casting; chakShuH= his look; sarvataH= on all sides; abraviit= spoke; siitaam= to Seetha; maithiliim= the princes; of Mithila kingdom; shashinibhaananaam= having her face looking like the moon (as follow):

Casting his look on all sides, Rama, the delight of Raghu dynasty, then spoke to Seetha, who had a moon-like face (as follows):

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kElasizorakare ikqizore iSwtam!,
lamI]Sv vEdeih inimRtan! ivkmR[a. 6-123-3

3. vaidehi= O Seetha; iikShasva= look at; laN^kaam= the City of Lanka; nirmitaam= built; vishvakarmaNaa= by Vishvakarma, the universal architect; sthitaam= and resting firmly; trikuuTa shikharaakaare= like a peak of Mount Kailasa in appearance.

O Seetha! Look at the City of Lanka, resting firmly on the mount of Trikuta, looking like a peak of Mount Kailasa and built by Viswarakarma, the universal architect.

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@tdayaexn< pZy maNszaei[tkdRmm!,
hrI[an! ra]sanan! c sIte ivzsn< mht!. 6-123-4

4. siite= O Seetha!; pashya= look at; etat mahataayodhanam= this great battle-field; maamsashoNita kardamam= covered with a mud a flesh and blood; vishasanam= and a cause for the death; hariiNaam raakShasaanaamcha= of monkeys and demons.

O Seetha! Look at this great battle-field, covered with a mud of flesh and blood as also a cause for the death of monkeys and demons.

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A dvr> zete mawI ra]ser>,
tv hetaeivRzalai] rav[ae inhtae mya. 6-123-5

5. vishaalaakShi= O the large-eyed Seetha!; atra shete= here lies; raavaNaH= Ravana; raakShaseshvaraH= the king of demons; pramaathii= the tormentator of people; dattavaraH= on whom boons had been conferred (by Brahma); nihataH= was killed; mayaa= by me; tava hetoH= for your sake.

O the large-eyed Seetha! Here lies Ravana, the king of demons, the tormentator of people, on whom boons were conferred by Brahma and who was killed by me for your sake.

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kMk[aeRA inht> hSt inzacr>,
xUa]a inhtae vanre[ hnUmta. 6-123-6

6. atra= here; kumbhakarNa= Kumbhakarna; nihataH= was killed; prahastashcha= and Prahasta; nishaacharaH= the demon; atra= here; dhuumrakShaH= Dhumraksha; nihataH= was killed; hanuumataa= by Hanuma; vaanareNa= the monkey.

Here, Kumbhakarna and Prahasta the demon were killed. Here, Dhumraksha was killed by Hanuma, the monkey.

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iv*uNmalI hta su;e[en mhaTmna,
lm[eneNija ravi[inRhtae r[e. 6-123-7

7. atra= here; mahaatmanaa suSheNena= by the great-souled Sushena; vidyunmaalii= Vidyunmali; hata= was killed; atra= here; lakShmaNena= by Lakshmana; indrajit= Indrajit; raavaNiH= the son of Ravana; nihataH= was killed; raNe= in a combat.

"Here was Vidyunmali killed by the great-souled Sushena and here was Indrajit, the son of Ravana, killed by Lakshmana in a combat."

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Adena inhtae ivkqae nam ra]s>,
ivpa] :eyae mhapaRmhaedraE. 6-123-8
AkMpn inhtae bilnaeNye c ra]sa>,
iizraaitkay devaNtknraNtkaE. 6-123-9

8-9. atra= here; nihataH was killed; vikaTo naama raakShasaH= a demon called Vikata; aN^gadena= by Angada; viruupaakShaH= Virupaksha; duShprekShaH= who was disagreeable to the sight; mahaapaarshvo mahodarau= Mahaparshva, Mahodara; akampanashcha= and Akampana too; nihataH= were killed; anye= other; balinaH= mighty; raakShasaaH cha= demons; trishiraaH= Trishiras; atikaayashcha= Atikaya; devaantakanaraantakau= Devantaka and Narantaka (were killed).

"Here was killed a demon called Vikata by Angada. Virupaksha, who was disagreeable to the sight, Mahaparsva, Mahodara, Akampana, Trishiras, Atikaya Devantaka, Narantaka and other mighty demons were also killed here."

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yuaeNm m ra]svravuaE,
inkMEv kM kMk[aRTmjaE blI. 6-123-10
vd<+ d<+ bhvae ra]sa hta>,
mkraK xR;aeR mya yuix inpaitt>. 6-123-11

10-11. ubhau= both; yuddhanmattashcha= yuddhonmatta; mattashcha= and Matta; raakShasa pravarau= the foremost of demons; nikumbhashchaiva= Nikumbha; kumbhashcha= and Kumbha; kumbhakarNaatmajau= the sons of Kumbhakarna; balii= the strong; vajradamShTrashcha= Vajradamshtra; damShTrashcha= Damstra; bahavaH= and many; raakShasaaH= demons; hataaH= were killed; makaraakShasya= Makaraksha; durdharShaH= the most difficult demon to be attacked; nipaatitaH= was struck down; mayaa= by me; yudhi= in this battle-field.

"Both Yuddonmatta and Matta, the foremost of demons, as also Nikumbha and Kumbha the sons of Kumbhakarna, as also the strong Vajradamshtra, Damshtra and many demons were killed. Makaraksha, the most difficult demon to be attacked, was struck down by me in this battle-field."

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AkMpn inht> zaei[ta] vIyRvan!,
yUpa] j'" inhtaE tu Mhahve. 6-123-12

12. akampanashcha= Akampana; nihataH= was killed; mahaahave= in the great battle; viiryavaan= the valiant; shoNitaakShasheha= Shonitaksha;(was killed); yuupaakShashcha= Yupakasha; prajaN^ghashcha= and Prajangha; nihatau= were killed.

"Akampana was killed in the great battle. The valiant Shonitaksha was also killed. Yupaksa and Prajangha were killed."

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iv*uiae= inhtae ra]sae ImdzRn>,
y}zu inht> suݹ mhabl>. 6-123-13
sUyRzu inhtae zuStwapr>,

13. atra= here; vidyujjihvaH= Vidyujjihva; raakShasah= the demon; bhiima darshanaH= with a terrific appearance; nihataH= was killed; yajJNashatrushcha= Yajnashatru also; nihataH= was killed; mahaabalaH= the mighty; suptaghnashcha= Suptaghna; nihataH= was killed.

"Here, Vidyujjihva, the demon was a terrific appearance, was killed. Yajnashatru also was killed. The mighty Suptaghna was killed. Surya shatru was killed and another demon called Brahma shatru was too killed."

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A mNdaedrI nam ayaR t< pyRdevyt!. 6-123-14
spInan! she[ sae[ pirvairta,

14. atra= here; parivaaritaa= surrounded; sahasreNa saagreNa= by more than a thousand; sapatniinaam= fellow-wives; bhaaryaa= a wife; mandodariinaama= named Mandodari; paryadevayat= lamented; tam= about that Ravana.

"Here, surrounded by more than a thousand fellow-wives, Ravana's wife named Mandodari lamented for Ravana."

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@tu Zyte tIwRn! smuSy vranne. 6-123-15
y sagrmuIyR tan! raimui;ta vym!,

15. varaanane= O Seetha, the lovely-faced one!; etat dR^ishyate= here is seen; tiirtham= a water-descent; samudrasya= of the ocean (on the sea-shore) yatra uttiirya= where having crossed; saagaram= the ocean; vayam= we; uShitaaH= spent; taam raatrim= that night.

"O Seetha, the lovely-faced one! Here is seen a water-descent of the ocean on the sea-shore, where having crossed the ocean, we spent that night."

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@; setumRya b> sagre silla[Rve. 6-123-16
tvhetaeivRzalai] nlsetu> su:kr>,

16. vishaalaakShi= O the large-eyed Seetha!; eShaH= here is; nalasetuH= the bridge called Nala Setu; suduShkaraH= which was so difficult (to execute for others); baddhaH= got built; mayaa= by me; lavaNaarNave= over the salt-sea; tava hetoH= for your sake.

"O the large-eyed Seetha! Here is the bridge called Nala Setu, which was so difficult to execute for others, got built by me over the salt-sea for your sake."

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pZy sagrm]ae_yn! vEdeih v[alym!. 6-123-17
AparmigjRNtn! zzuiin;eivtm!,

17. vaidehi= O Seetha!; pashya= see; saagaram= this ocean; akShobhyam= the imperturbable; varuNaalayam= the habitation of Varuna; garjantam= and which is roaring; apaaramiva= as though it is boundless; shaN^kha shukti samaakulam= and teeming well with couches and oyster-shells.

"O Seetha! See this roaring imperturbable and seemingly boundless ocean, the habitation of Varuna (the god of waters), which is teeming well with couches and oyster-shells."

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ihr{ynan! zEleNn! kan< pZy mEiwil. 6-123-18
ivmawRn! hnumtae iva sagrmuiTwtm!,

18. maithili= O Seetha!; parhya= see; kaaN^chanam hiraNya naabham= this golden mountain, Mainka; shailendram= the ruler of mountains; utthitam= and which rose; bhittvaa= by passing through; saagaram= the ocean; vishramaartham= in order to provide rest and relaxation; hanumataH= to Hanuma.

"O Seetha! See the golden mountain, Mainaka (the ruler of mountains) which rose passing through the ocean, in order to provide rest and relaxation to Hanuma."

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@tt! k]aE smuSy SkNxavarinveznm!. 6-123-19
A pUv mhadev> sadmkraeTu>,

19. etat= this; (is the island); kukShau= located in the middle; samudrasya= of the ocean; skandhaavaara niveshanam= where my troops were stationed; atra= at this place; puurvam= formerly; prabhuH= the Lord; mahaadevaH= Shiva (the supreme deity); akarot= bestowed; prasaadam= his grace; (on me).

"See this island, located in the middle of the ocean, where my troops were stationed. At this place, the lord Shiva (the supreme deity) formerly bestowed his grace on me."

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@tu Zyte tIw sagrSy mhaTmn>. 6-123-20
setubNx #it Oyat< ElaeKyen c pUijtm!,
@tTpiv< prm< mhapatknaznm!. 6-123-21
A ra]srajae=ymajgam ivI;[>,

20-21. etat tu dR^ishyate= here is seen; tiirtham mahaatmanaH saagarasya= the water-descent of the great-souled ocean; puujitam= worshipped; trailokyena= by the three worlds; khyaatam= called; setubandhaH iti= as Setu bandha; etat= this; paramam pavitram= is very much a sacred spot; mahaapaatakanaashanam= which destroys major sins; ayam= this; vibhiiShaNaH= Vibhishana; raakShasaraajaH= the king of demons; aajagaama= (first) came; atra= here.

"Here is seen the water-descent of the gigantic ocean, called a Setubandha, adored in all the three worlds. This is very much a sacred spot, capable of washing away major sins. At this very place, Vibhishana the king of demons first came."

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@;a sa Zyte sIte iki:kNxa ickanna. 6-123-22
suIvSy purI rMya y valI mya ht>,

22. siite= O Seetha!; eShaa= here is; dR^ishyate= see; saa kiShkindhaa= that Kishkindha; ramyaa purii= a beautiful City; chitrakaananaa= with colourful groves; sugriivasya= of Sugreeva; yatra= where; vaalii= Vali; hataH= was killed; mayaa= by me.

"O Seetha! Here is seen the beautiful City of Sugreeva, Kishkindha, which is full of colourful groves, where Vali was killed by me."

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Aw :qva purI sIta iki:kNxa< vailpailtam!. 6-123-23
AvITit< vaKy< ram< [ysaXvsa,

23.dR^iShTvaa= seeing; kiShkindhaam puriim= the City of Kishkindha; vaalipaalitaam= which was ruled by Vali (earlier); siitaa= Seetha; atha= then; praNaya saadhvasaa= who was feeling timed through love; abraviit= spoke; prashritam vaakyam= the following courteous words; raamam= to Rama.

Seeing the City of Kishkindha, which was earlier ruled by Vali, Seetha, who was feeling timid through love, then spoke the following courteous words to Rama.

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suIviyayaRiStaramuoatae n&p. 6-123-24
ANye;a< vanreNa[a< Ii> pirv&ta hm!,
gNtuimCDe shayaeXya< rajxanI Tvya sh. 6-123-25

24-25. nR^ipa= O king!; aham= I; ichchhe= wish; gantum= to go; raajadhaaniim ayodhyaam= to the capital City of Ayodhya; tvayaa saha= along with you; parivR^itaa= accompanied by; striibhiH= the wives; anyeShaam vaanarendraaNaam of other monkey-chiefs; taaraa pramukhataH= with Tara and other; sugriiva priyabhaaryaabhiH= beloved wives of Sugreeva.

"O king! I wish to reach the capital City of Ayodhya along with you, accompanied by the wives of other monkey-chiefs with Tara and other beloved wives of Sugreeva."

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@vmuae=w vEdea ra"v> Tyuvac tam!,
@vmiSTvit iki:kNxa< aPy s<SwaPy ra"v>. 6-123-26
ivman< ey suIv< kaKymetvac h,

26. evam= thus; uktaH= spoken; vaidehyaaH= by Seetha; raaghavaH= Rama; atha= then; pratyuvaacha= replied; taam= to her; evam astu iti= "Let it be"; praapya= reaching; kiShkindhaam= Kishkindha; samsthaapya= and halting; vimaanam= the aerial car; preShya= and seeing; sugriivam= Sugreeva; uvaacha ha= spoke (to him); etat vaakyam= the following words:

Hearing the words of Seetha, Rama then said to her in reply "let it be". Reaching Kishkindha, causing the aerial car to halt, and looking at Sugreeva, Rama spoke to him the following words:

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Uih vanrzaRl sran! vanrpuvan!. 6-123-27
Ii> pirv&tah sveR yaeXya< yaNtu sItya,

27. vaanara shaarduula= O the foremost of the monkeys!; bruuhi= tell; sarvaan= all; vaanarapungavaan= the monkey-chiefs; sarve= "All of you"; yantu= come; ayodhyaam= to Ayodhya; siitayaa= with Seetha; parivR^itaaH striibhiH= accompanied by your wives.

"O the king of monkeys! Instruct all the monkey-chiefs to come to Ayodhya in the company of their wives."

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twa Tvmip svaRi> Ii> sh mhabl. 6-123-28
AiTvrSv suIv gCDam> Plvgaixp,

28. mahaabala= O the mighty; sugreeva= Sugreeva; plavagaadhipa= the king of monkeys; tathaa= and; tvam api abhitvarasva= you too hasten to depart; sarvaabhiH striibhiH saha= taking the wives of all the monkeys; gachchhaamaH= we shall proceed.

"O the mighty Sugreeva, the King of monkeys! You too hasten to depart, taking the wives of all the monkeys "we shall proceed."

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@vmuStu suIvae rame[aimttejsa. 6-123-29
vanraixpit> Ima<StE svER> smav&t>,
ivZyaNt>pur< zIm! taramuIy sae=vIt!. 6-123-30

29-30. evam= thus; uktaH= spoken; raameNa= by Rama; amita tejasaa= of great splendour; saH shriimaan sugriivaH= that illustrious Sugreeva; vaanaraadhipatiH= the lord of monkeys; taiH sarnesamaavR^itah accompanied by all those monkeys; shiighram= quickly; pravishya= entering; antaHpuram= his gynaecium; udviikShya= and looking; taaraam= at Tara; abraviit= spoke; (as follows):

Hearing the words of Rama of great splendour, that illustrious Sugreeva, the lord of monkeys accompanied by all those monkeys, quickly entering his gynaecium, spoke to Tara as follows:

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iye Tv< shnarIivaRnra[a< mhaTmnam!,
ra"ve[a_ynu}ata mEiwlIiykaMyya. 6-123-31

31. priya= O the beloved lady!; tvam= you; abhyanujJNaataa= have been permitted; raaghaveNa= by Rama; 9to proceed to Ayodhya); naariibhiH saha= in the company of the wives; mahaatmaanam vaanaraaNaan= of the great-souled monkeys; maithiliipriya kaamyayaa= with an intent to gratify Seetha.

"O the beloved lady! You have been permitted by Rama to proceed to Ayodhya, in the company of the wives of the great-souled monkeys, with an intent to gratify Seetha."

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Tvr TvmigCDamae g& vanryaei;t>,
AyaeXya< dzRiy:yam> svaR dzrwiy>. 6-123-32

32. tvam= you; tvara= hurry up; gachchhaama= we shall proceed; gR^ihya= by taking; vaanarayoShitaH= the wives of the monkeys; darshayiShyaamaH= we shall show; ayodhyaam= Ayodhya; saraaH= and all; dasharathastriyaH= the widows of Dasaratha.

"You hurry up, to proceed to Ayodhya, with the wives of the monkeys. We shall show Ayodhya and all the widows of Dasaratha to them."

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suIvSy vc> uTva tara svaRzaena,
Aay cavITsvaR vanra[a< tu yaei;t>. 6-123-33

33. shrutvaa= hearing; vachaH= the words; sugriivasya= of Sugreeva; taaraa= Tara; sarvaaN^ga shobhanaa= who was charming of every limb; aahuuya cha= called; sarvaaH striyaH= all the spouses; vaanaraanaam= of the monkeys abraviit= and spoke; (as follows):

Hearing the words of Sugreeva, Tara, who was charming of every limb, called all the spouses of the monkeys and spoke to them as follows:

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suIve[a_ynu}ata gNtu< svER vanrE>,
mm caip iy< kayRmyaeXyadzRnen c. 6-123-34

34. anujJNaataaH= duly permitted; sugriiveNa= by Sugreeva; sarvaiH vaanaraishcha= and all the monkeys; gantum= hurry up to proceed (to Ayodhya); priyam kaaryam= a kindly act; mama chaapi= will be done to me too; ayodhyaadarshanena= through the sight of Ayodhya (which is so dear to me)."

"Duly permitted by Sugreeva and all the monkeys, hurry up to proceed to Ayodhya. A kindly act will be done to me too, through the sight of Ayodhya (which is so dear to me)."

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vezm! cEv ramSy paErjanpdE> sh,
ivUit< cEv svaRsa< I[a< dzrwSy c. 6-123-35

35. (we shall also see) praveshamchaiva= the entry; raamasya= of Rama; (into Ayodhya); paurajaanapadaiH saha= along with the people of that City as well as the inhabitants of the country-side; vibhuuti chaiva= as also the affluence; dasharathasya striiNaam= of the widows of Dasaratha.

"We shall also see the entry of Rama into Ayodhya, along with the people of that city as well as the inhabitants of the country-side, as also the affluence of the widows of Dasaratha."

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tarya ca_ynu}ata> svaR vanryaei;t>,
nepWyivixpUv tu kTva caip di][m!. 6-123-36
AXyaraehiNvman< tTsItadzRnka']ya,

36. abhyanujJNaataaH= duly permitted; taarayaacha= by Tara; sarvaaH= all; vaanarayoShitaH= the wives of the monkeys; nepathya vidbhipuurvakam= wearing their costumes as per rule; kR^itvaa pradakShiNam= and going round clockwise; tat= that; vimaanam aerial car; adhyaaroham= ascended (it); siitaadarshana kaaN^kShayaa= with an intent to see Seetha.

Duly permitted by Tara, all the wives of the monkeys, wearing their costumes as per rule and going round the aerial car clockwise, ascended it with an intent to see Seetha.

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tai> shaeiTwt< zI< ivman< ey ra"v>. 6-123-37
\:ymUksmIpe tu vEdehI punrvIt!,

37. prekShya= seeing; vimaanam= the aerial car; utthitam= having risen; shiighram= quickly; taabhiH saha= together with the wives of monkeys; raaghavaH= Rama; punaH= again; abraviit= spoke; vaidehiim= to Seetha; RiShyamuuka sapiipe= at the proximity of Mount Rishyamuka.

Seeing the aerial car having risen quickly, after having taken the wives of monkeys too, Rama again spoke to Seetha at the vicinity of Mount Rishyamuka (as follows):

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ZytesaE mhaNsIte siv*uidv taeyd>. 6-123-38
\ZymUkae igire> kanExaRtuiv&Rt>,

38. siite= O Seetha! asau dR^ishyate= here is seen; R^iShyamuukaH= Rishyamuka; girivaraH= the excellent mountain; vR^itaH= endowed; kaaNchanaiH dhaatubhiH= with layers of gold savidyuttoadaH iva= and looking like a cloud with lightning.

"O Seetha! Here is seen Rishyamuka, the excellent mountain, endowed with layers of gold and looking like a cloud with lightning."

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Aahn! vanreNe[ suIve[ smagt>. 6-123-39
smy kt> sIte vxawRn! vailnae mya,

39. siite= O Seetha!; aham= I; samaagataH= met; sugriiveNa= with Sugreeva; vaanarendreNa= the king of monkeys; atra= here; samayashcha= an agreement too; vadhaartham= for the killing; vaalinaH= of Vali; kR^itaH= was made; mayaa= by me.

"O Seetha! Here did I meet Sugreeva, the king of monkeys and an agreement too was made by me for the killing of Vali."

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@;a sa Zyte pMpa nilnI ickanna. 6-123-40
Tvya ivhInae yahn! ivllap su>iot>,

40. eShaa dR^ishyate= here is seen; pampaa= Pampa-river; nalinii= abounding in lotuses; chitrakaananaa= and edged with colourful groves; yatra= where; aham= I; vilalaapa= lamented; suduHkhitaH= with great pain; tvayaa vihiinaH= having been separated from you.

"Here is seen Pampa-river, abounding in lotuses and edged with colourful groves, where I lamented with great pain, having been separated from you."

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ASyaStIre mya a zbrI xmRcair[I. 6-123-41
A yaejnba kbNxae inhtae mya,

41. dharmachaariNii= the virtuous; shabarii= Shabari; dR^iShTaa= was seen; mayaa= by me; asyaaH tiire= at the bank of this river; kabandhaH= Kabandha; yojana baahuH= having arms, a Yojana (eight miles) long; nihataH= was killed; mayaa= by me; atra= here.

"The virtuous Shabari was seen by me at the bank of this river. Here was killed, Kabandha, having arms, a Yojana (eight miles) long."

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ZytesaE jnSwane sIte ImaNvnSpit>. 6-123-42
y yu< mh֯n! tvhetaeivRlaisin,
rav[en htae y pi][a< vrae blI. 6-123-43

42-43. siite= O Seetha!; asau dR^ishyate= here is seen; shriimaan vanaspatiH= the illustrious tree; janasthaane= in the forest of Janasthana; yatra= here itself; jaTaayushcha= Jatayu; mahaatejaaH= the highly brilliant; balii= mighty; pravarah pakShiiNaam= and the foremost among the birds; nihataH= was killed; raavaNena= by Ravana; tava hetoH= for your sake; vilaasini= O sporting lady!

"And over there is seen in the forest of Janasthana, O Seetha, that illustrious tree under which the highly brilliant and mighty Jatayu, the foremost among the birds, was killed by Ravana, for your sake, O sporting lady!."

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or inhtZs'Oye ;[ inpaitt>,
iizra mhavIyaeR mya ba[ErijgE>. 6-123-44
p[Rzala twa ica Zyte zudzRna,
y Tv< ra]seNe[ rav[en ta blat!. 6-123-45

44-45. varavarNini= O lady of beautiful complexion!; etat yatra= here is where; kharashcha= Khara; nihataH= was killed mayaa= by me; ajihmagaiH sharaiH= with straight going arrows; duShaNashcha= Dushana; npaatitaH= was struck down; mahaaviiryaH= and the mighty; trishirashcha= Trishiras (was also killed); tat= over there; asmaakam= is our; aashramapadam= place of hermitage; tathaa= and shubhadarshane= O charming lady!; dR^ishyate= here is seen; parNashaalaa= charming lady!; dR^ishyate= here is seen; parashaalaa= the leaf-hut; yatra= where; tvam= you; hR^itaa= were taken away; raakShasendreNa= the king of demons.

"O lady of beautiful complexion! Here is the region, (known as Panchavati, so called because it consists of five banyan trees) where Khara the demon was killed by me with straight-going arrows, as also his brothers, Dushana and the mighty Trishiras. And over there is seen our enchanting leaf-hut, where you were forcibly taken away by Ravana the king of demons, O charming lady!"

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@;a gaedavrI rMya ssilla izva. 6-123-46
AgSTySyamae e; Zyte kdlIv&t>,

46. eSha= here is seen; shubhaa= the auspicious; ramyaa= and charming; godaavarii= (river named) Godavari; prasanna salilaa= containing clear waters; dR^ishyate= here is also seen; aashramashchaiva= the hermitage of Agastya; kadalii vR^itah= surrounded with banana-groves."

"Here is the shining hermitage of Sutikshna, the great-souled sage. And over there is seen the great hermitage of Sharabhanga, where the thousand-eyed Indra, the destroyer of Citadels, came."

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dIEvamae e; sutI[Sy mhaTmn>. 6-123-47
Zyte cEv zrɼamae mhan!,
%pyat> sha]ae y z> purNdr>. 6-123-48

47-48. eShaH diiptaH aashramaH= here is the shining hermitage; sutiikShNasya= of Sutikshana; mahaatmanaH= the great-souled sage; dR^ishyate= (and over there) is seen; mahaan= the great; sharabhaN^gashramaH= hermitage of Sharabhanga; yatra= where shakra= Indra; sahasraakShaH= the thousand-eyed; puramdaraH= the destroyer of citadels; upaayaataH= came.

"Here is the shining hermitage of Sutikshna, the great-souled sage. And over there is seen the great hermitage of Sharabhanga, where the thousand-eed Indra, the destroyer of Citadels, came."

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@te te tapsavasa ZyNte tnumXyme,
Ai> klpityR sUyRvEanr>. 6-123-49

49. devi tanumadhyame= O slender-waisted lady!; ete dR^ishyante= here are seen; te= those; taapasaaH= sages; yatra= where; atriH= Atri; kulapatiH= the head of the hermitage; suuryavaishvaanaropamaH= was equal in splendour to the sun and the fire.

"O slender-waisted lady! Here are seen those sages, where, Atri the head of the hermitage, was equal in splendour to the sun and the fire."

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AiSmNdeze mhakayae ivraxae inhtae mya,
A sIte Tvya a tapsI xmRcair[I. 6-123-50

50. asmin deshe= at this place; mahaakaayaH= the gigantic; viraadhaH= Viradha; nihataH= was killed; mayaa= by me; siite= O Seetha!; atra= here; dR^iShTaa= was seen; dharma chariNii= the virtuous; taapasii= Anasuya, the ascetic lady (the wife of sage Atri).

"At this place, the gigantic Viradha was killed by me. O Seetha! Here was seen by you, the virtuous Anasuya, the ascetic lady (the wife of sage, Atri)."

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AsaE sutnuzEleNikq> kazte,
y man! kEkyIpu> sadiytumagt>. 6-123-51

51. sutanu= O Seetha, having a beautiful body! asau chitrakuuTaH= here is Chitrakuta; shailendraH= the excellent mountain; prakaashate= shining; kaikeyiiputraH= Bhrarata; aagataH= came; atra= here; maam prasaadayitum= to seek my favour (in the form of my consent to return to Ayodhya).

"O Seetha, having a beautiful body! Here is Chitrakuta, the excellent mountain, shining. Bharata came here to seek my favour (in the form of my consent to return to Ayodhya)."

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@;a sa ymuna raίZyte ickanna,
rajamae Imane; Zyte cE; mEiwil. 6-123-52

52. maithilii= O Seetha!; eShaa= here is dR^ishyate= seen; saa ramyaa yamunaa= the beautiful river of Yamuna; chitra kaananaa= surrounded by colourful groves; eShah dR^ishyate= here is seen; shriimaan= the illustrious; bharadvaajaashramaH= hermitage of sage Bharadwaja.

"O Seetha! Here is seen the beautiful river of Yamuna, surrounded by colourful groves. Here is seen the illustrious hermitage of Sage Bharadwaja."

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#y< c Zyte ga pu{ya ipwga ndI,
nanaijg[akI[aR s<pui:ptkanna. 6-123-53

53. iyam dR^ishyate= here is seen; puNyaa= the holy; gaN^gaanadii= river Ganga; tripathagaa= which wends its way through the three worlds (viz. heaven, the earth and the subterranean world); naanaadvijayaNaakiirNaa= whose banks are crowded with flocks of birds; samprapuShpita paadapaa= and which is line diwth trees in full flowering.

"Here is seen the holy River Ganga, which wends its way through the three worlds (viz. heaven, the earth and the subterranean world), whose banks are crowded with flocks of birds and which is lined with trees in full-flowering."

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z&verpurn! cEt̂hae y smagt>,
@;a ipwga ga Zyte vrvi[Rin. 6-123-54
nanatztakI[aR s<pui:ptkanna,

54. etat= here is; shR^iN^ga bherapura cha= the town of Shringabheripura; yatra= where; guha= Guha; mamasakhaa= my friend; (stays); eShaa= here is; dR^ishyate= seen; saa= that; sarayuuH= rows of sacrificial posts (the relies of sacrifices performed from time to time by Ikshvaku dynasty); naanaatarushataakiirNaa= bordered with hundreds of trees; samprapuShpita kaananaa= and with groves in full-blossom.

"Here is the town of Shringaberapura, where Guha my friend stays. Here is seen that river, Sarayu, lined with rows of sacrificial posts (the relics of sacrifices performed from time to time by Ikshvaku dynasty), bordered with hundreds of trees and with groves in full blossom."

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@;a sa ZyteyaeXya rajxanI iptumRm. 6-123-55
AyaeXyan! k vEdeih [am< punragta,

55. siite= O Seetha!; eShaa dR^ishyate= here is seen; saa raajadhaanii= that Capital-City'; mama pituH= of my father; vaidehi= O the princess of Videha territory!; punaH aagataaH= having duly returned; kuru praNaamam= offer your salutation; ayodhyaam= to Ayodhya.

"O Seetha! Here is seen that Capital City of my father. O the princess of Videha territory! Having duly returned, offer your salutation to Ayodhya."

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ttSte vanra> sveR ra]s ivI;[>. 6-123-56
%TpTyaeTpTy dzuSta< purIn! zudzRnam!,

56. tataH= thereupon; sarve te vaanaraaH= all those monkeys; samhR^iShTaaH raakShasaaH= and the rejoiced demons; savibhiiShaNaaH= along with Vibhishana; tadaa= at that time; utpatyotpatya= bounding again and again (to have a glimpse of it); dadR^ishuH= saw; taam puriim= that City.

Thereupon, all those monkeys and the rejoiced demons along with Vibhishana, at that time, bounding again and again (to have a glimpse of it) saw that City.

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ttStu ta< pa{furhMyRmailnI,
ivzalkyan! gjvaijslam!,
purImyaeXyan! dzu> Plvma>,
purI mheNSy ywamravtIm!. 6-123-57

57. tataH= thereupon; plavaN^gamaaH= the monkeys; saraakShasaaH= along with the demons; apashyan= beheld; taam puriim= that Ayodhya; paaN^Du harmya maaliniim= having rows of white palces; vishaala kakShyaam= intersected with wide roads; vR^itaam gajavaajabhiH= crowded with elephants and horses; amaraavatiim yathaa= looking like Amaravathi; puriim= the City; mahendrasya= of Indra the lord of celestials.

Thereupon, the monkeys along with the demons beheld that Ayodhya, having rows of white palaces, intersected with wide roads, and crowded with elephants and horses, looking like Amaravathi, the City of Indra the lord of Celestials.

 

#Tya;eR Imamay[e AaidkaVye yuka{fe yaeiv<zTyixkzttm> sgR

Thus, this is the 123rd chapter in Yuddha Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, the First Epic poem of India.


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October 2009, K. M. K. Murthy