Chapter [Sarga] 125

Introduction

Rama asks Hanuma to proceed to Shringaberapura and communicate to Guha about his welfare and also to know the appropriate path to Ayodhya. Rama also asks Hanuma to go to Ayodhya and communicate to Bharata about his welfare and also the previous happenings at the forest and at Lanka, including the abduction of Seetha and her restoration, by killing Ravana in battle. Rama also asks Hanuma to inform Bharata, about their arrival at the proximity of Ayodhya, along with Sugreeva and Vibhishana. Accordingly, Hanuma approaches Guha and Bharata in Nandigrama and informs the pleasant news about the welfare of Rama as well as his impending return to Ayodhya. Bharata is overjoyed on hearing the glad tidings from Hanuma and offers him a number of valuable gifts, for having communicated the agreeable news to him.


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ayodhyäà tu samälokya cintayämäsa räghavaù |
priyakämaù priyaà rämastatastvaritavikramam
ayodhyäà tu samälokya cintayämäsa räghavaù |
priyakämaù priyaà rämastatastvaritavikramaù || 6-125-1

1. samaaloky= looking at; ayodhyaam= Ayodhya; raamaH= Rama; raaghavaH= born in Raghu dynasty; tvarita vikramaH= who was quick in exhibiting prowess; priyakaamaH= who wished to do a kindly act; chintayaamaasa= contemplated; tataH= thereupon; priyam= to do a kindly act.

Looking at Ayodhya, Rama, a scion of Raghu dynasty, for his part, who wished to do a kindly act and who was quick in exhibiting prowess, contemplated thereupon to do a kindly act.

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cintayitvä tato dåñöià vänareñu nyapätayat |
uväca dhémäàstejasvé hanümantaà plavaìgamam || 6-125-2

2. chintayitvaa= having contemplated; dhiimaan tejasvii= the sagacious and the glorious Rama; tataH= then; nyapaatayat= cast; dR^iShTim= his glimpse; vaanareShu= on the monkeys; uvaacha= and spoke; hanuumantam= to Hanuma; plavaN^gamma= the monkey.

Having thus contemplated, the sagacious and the glorious Rama then cast his glimpse on the monkeys and spoke to Hanuma, the monkey (as follows):

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ayodhyäà tvarito gaccha kñipraà tvaà plavagottama |
jänéhi kaccitkuçalé jano nåpatimandire || 6-125-3

3. plavaga sattama= O the foremost of the monkeys!; gatvaa= going; tvaritaH shiighraH= with all speed; ayodhyaam= to Ayodhya; jaaniihi= find out; janaH kushalii kachchit= whether the people there are sage; nR^ipatimandire= in the royal palace.

“O the foremost of the monkeys! Going with all speed to Ayodhya, find out whether the people there, are safe in the royal palace.

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çåìgaverapuraà präpya guhaà gahanagocaram |
niñädädhipatià brühi kuçalaà vacanänmama || 6-125-4

4. praapya= reaching; shR^iN^ga berapuram= Shringaberapura; bruuhi= communicate; kushalam= about my welfare; mama vachanaat= in my name; guha= to Guha; niShaadaadhipatim= the king of Nishadas, a wild tribe; gahanagocharam= who lives in the forest.

“Reaching then to Shrigaberapura, communicate in my name, about my welfare to Guha, the king of Nishadas, a wild tribe living in the forest.”

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çrutvä tu mäà kuçalinamarogaà vigatajvaram |
aviñyati guhaù prétaù sa mamätmasamaù sakhä || 6-125-5

5. guhaH= Guha; bhaviShayti= will be; priitaH= pleased; shrutvaa= in hearing; maam= about me; aatmasamaH= as well as my own self.

“Guha will be pleased to hear about me, as being safe, healthy and free from trouble. He is my friend, as well as my own self.”

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ayodhyäyäçca te märgaà pravåttià bharatasya ca |
nivedayiñyati préto niñädädhipatirguhaù || 6-125-6

6. priitaH= feeling pleased; guhaH= Guha; niShaadaadhipatiH= the lord of Nishadas, the wild tribe; nivedayiShyati= will tell; te= you; maargam= the path; ayodhyaayaaH= to Ayodhya; pravR^ittimcha= and the news; bharatasya= about Bharata.

Feeling pleased, Guha, the lord of Nishadas, the wild tribe, will tell the path to Ayodhya and the news about Bharata.”

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bharatastu tvayä väcyaù kuçalaà vacanänmama |
siddhärthaà çaàsa mäà tasmai sabhäryaà sahalakñmaëam || 6-125-7

7. bharataH tu= Bharata too; vaachyaH= is to be asked by you; mama vachanaat= in my name; kushalam= the news about his welfare; shamsa= tell; tasmai= him; maam= that me; sabhaaryam sahalakShmaNam= along with my wife and Lakshmana; siddhaartham= have accomplished on object.

“Bharata too is to be asked by you, the news about his welfare, in my name. Tell him of me as having returned, accomplished of our object, with my consort and Lakshmana.”

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haraëaà cäpi vaidehyä rävaëena baléyasä |
sugréveëa ca saàvädaà välinaçca vadhaà raëe || 6-125-8

8. (shamsa)= tell him; haraNam= about the abduction; vaidehyaaH= of Seetha; baliiyasaa raavaNena= by the mighty Ravana; samvaadamcha= my conversation; sugriiveNa= with Sugreeva; vadham= and the killing; vaalinaH= of Vali; rane= in combat.

“Tell him about the abduction of Seetha by the mighty Ravana, my conversation with Sugreeva and the killing of Vali in combat.”

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maithilyanveñaëaà caiva yathä cädhigatä tvayä |
laìghayitvä mahätoyamäpagäpatimavyayam || 6-125-9

9. (Tell him) maithiliyanveShaNam chaiva= also about the search for Seetha; yathaa= and how; adhigataa= she was traced out; tvayaa= by you; laN^ghayitvaa= in crossing; avyayam aapagaapatim= the never-diminishing ocean; mahaatoyam= with extensive waters.

“Tell him also about the search for Seetha and how she was traced out by you, after crossing the never-diminishing ocean, having extensive waters.”

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upayänaà samudrasya sägarasya ca darçanam |
yathä ca käritaù setü rävaëaçca yathä hataù || 6-125-10

10. (Tell him) upayaanam= about our going near; samudrasya= the ocean; darshanamcha= the appearance; saagarasya= of the ocean; yathaa= how; setuH= the bridge; kaaritaH= was constructed; yathaa= and how; raavaNashcha= Ravana; hataH= was killed.

“Tell him about our going near the ocean, the appearance of the ocean, how the bridge was constructed there and how Ravana was killed.”

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varadänaà mahendreëa brahmaëä varuëena ca |
mahädevaprasädäcca piträ mama samägamam || 6-125-11

11. (Tell him) varadaanam= about the bestowal of boons; mahendreNa= by Indra the lord of celestials; brahmaNaa= by Brahma the lord of creation; varuNena= and by Varuna the lord of waters; maama samaagamam= my meeting; pitaa= with my (deceased) father; mahaadevaprasaadena= through the grace of Shiva, the Supreme Deity.

“Tell him about the bestower of boons by Indra the lord of celestials, by brahma the lord of creation, and by Varuna the lord of waters, my meeting with my (deceased) father, through the grace of Shiva the Supreme Deity.”

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upayätaà ca mäà saumya bharatäya nivedaya |
saha räkñasaräjena haréëäméçvareëa ca || 6-125-12

12. saumya= O gently Hanuma!; nivedaya= inform; bharataaya= to Bharata; maam= of me; upayaatam= as having come near; raakShasaraajena saha= along with Vibhishana; iishvareNa hariiNaam= and Sugreeva the lord of monkeys.

“O gentle Hanuma! Inform to Bharata, of me as having come near Ayodhya, along with Vibhishana and Sugreeva the lord of monkeys.”

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jitvä çatrugaëänrämaù präpya cänuttamaà yaçaù |
upayäti samåddhärthaù saha mitrairmahäbalaù || 6-125-13

13. (Tell him) raamaH= (that) Rama; upaayaati= is coming; jitvaa= having conquered; shatrugaNaam= hosts of enemies; praapyacha= having obtained; anuttamaam yashaH= an excellent fame; samR^iddhaarthaH= having accomplished his purpose; mahaabalaiH mitraiH saha= along with his mighty friends.

“Tell him, that having conquered hosts of enemies and obtained an excellent fame, is purpose having been accomplished, Rama is coming near, with is mighty friends.”

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etacchrutvä yamäkäraà bhajate bharatastataù |
sa ca te veditavyaù syätsarvaà yaccäpi mäà prati || 6-125-14

14. saH cha= it is also; veditavyaH= to be known; te= by you; aakaaram= the facial expression; yan= which; bhajate= he obtained; shrutvaa= after having heard; etat= this; sarvam= all; yachchaapi= syaat= that he intends to do; maam prati= in relation to me.

“It is also to be observed by you, about the facial expression which Bharata wears, after hearing all this and also all that he intends to do in relation to me.”

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jïeyäù sarve ca våttäntä bharatasyeìgitäni ca |
tattvena mukhavarëena dåñöyä vyäbhäñaëena ca || 6-125-15

15. sarvecha= all; vR^ittaantaaH= the occurances; JNeyaaH= are to be known; mukhavarnena= by the colour of his face; dR^iShTyaa= by his glances; vyaabhaaShitena= and by his speech; iN^gitaani= gestures; bharatasya= of Bharata; tattvataH= are to be really; jJNeyaaH= known.

“All the occurrences there are to be known. All the gestures of Bharata are to be ascertained through the colour of his face, glances and the speech.”

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sarvakämasamåddhaà hi hastyaçvarathasaìkulam |
pitåpaitämahaà räjyaà kasya nävartayenmanaù || 6-125-16

16. kasya= whose; manaH= mind; na aavartayet= does not turn round; raajyam= with a kingdom; sarvakaama samR^iddham= abundantly rich in all coveted enjoyments; hastyashvaratha samkulam= teeming with elephants, horses and chariots; pitR^ipaitaamaham= and which is inherited from one’s father?

“Whose mind does not turn round, with a kingdom abundantly rich in all coveted enjoyments, teeming with elephants horses and chariots and which is in herited from one’s father?”

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saìgatyä bharataù çrémänräjyenärthé svayaà bhavet |
praçästu vasudhäà sarvämakhiläà raghunandanaù || 6-125-17

17. samgatyaa= having been associated (for long); raajyena= with the kingdom; bhavet shriimaan bharataH= if the illustrious Bharata; arthii= has a desire; svayam= for himself; raghunanadanaH= (let) Bharata; prashaastu= rule; sarvaam vasudhaam= the entire kingdom; akhilaam= in one piece.

“Having been associated with the kingdom for long, if the illustrious Bharata is longing for it himself, let Bharata rule the entire kingdom in one piece.”

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tasya buddhià ca vijïäya vyavasäyaà ca vänara |
yävanna düraà yätäù smaù kñipramägantumarhasi || 6-125-18

18. vaanara= O Hanuma!; viJNaaya= understanding; tasya= his; buddhim= mind; vyavasaayamcha= and perception; arhasi= you ought; aagantum= to come; kShipram= quickly; yaavat duuram na yaataa smaH= before we do not go for a long distance towards Ayodhya.

“O Hanuma! Understanding his mind and perception, you ought to return quickly, before we are not gone for a long distance towards Ayodhya.”

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iti pratisamädiñöo hanümänmärutätmajaù |
mänuñaà dhärayanrüpamayodhyäà tvarito yayau || 6-125-19

19. iti= thus; pratisamaadiShTaH= commanded; hanuman= hanuma; maarutaatmajaH= the son of wind-god; dhaarayan= assuming; maanuSham ruupam= a human form; tvaritaH= swiftly; yayau= went; ayodhyaam= to Ayodhya.

Assuming a human form, when thus commanded by Rama, Hanuma the son of wind-god, swiftly left for Ayodhya.

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athotpapäta vegena hanümän märutätmajaù |
garutmäniva vegena jighåkñan pannagottamam || 6-125-20

20. garutmaaniva= as Garuda the eagle; (flies) vegena= speedily; jighR^ikShan= with an intention to seize; pannagottamam= a large snake; maarutaatmajaH= Hanuma the son of wind-god; atha= then; utpapaata= flew up; vegena= with speed.

Hanuma, the son of wind-god then flew up with speed towards Ayodhya, as Garuda the eagle would fly with speed, while seeking to catch a large snake.

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laìghayitvä pitåpathaà bhujagendrälayaà çubham |
gaìgäyamunayorbhémaà sannipätamatétya ca || 6-125-21
çåìgaverapuraà präpya guhamäsädya véryavän |
sa väcä çubhayä håñöo hanümänidamabravét || 6-125-22

21-22. laNghayitvaa= leaping; shubham pitR^ipatham= into the auspicious sky; vhagendraalayam= the dwelling place of birds; samatiitya= crossing over; bhiimam samaagamam= the terrific conjuction; gaN^gaayamunayoH= of Ganga and Yamuna rivers; praapya= reaching; shR^iNgaberapuram= the City of Shringabera; aasaadya= and approaching; guham= Guha; viiryavaan sah hanuumaan= that valiant hanuma hR^iShTaH= joyfully; abraviit= spoke; idam= the following words; shubhayaa vaachaa= in a charming voice:

Leaping into the auspicious sky, the dwelling place of birds, duly crossing over the terrific conjunction of Ganga and Yamuna rivers, reaching Shringaverapura and approaching Guha (the chief of Nishadas), that valiant Hanuma spoke the following words in a charming voice:

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sakhä tu tava käkutstho rämaù satyaparäkramaù |
sasétaù saha saumitriù sa tväà kuçalamabravét || 6-125-23

23. saH raamaH= that Rama; tava sakhaa= your friend; kaakutthsaH= born in Kakutthsa dynasty; satya paraakramaH= who is true in his prowess; sa siitaH= along with Seetha; saha saumitriH= and Lakshmana; abraviit= enquired; tvaam kushalam= of your welfare.

“Along with Seetha and Lakshmana, Rama, your friend, that scion of Kakutthsa, of true prowess, has for his part enquired of your welfare.”

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païcamémadya rajanémuñitvä vacanänmuneù |
bharadväjäbhyanujïätaà drakñyasyadyaiva räghavam || 6-125-24

24. drakShyasi= you can see; raaghavam= Rama; adyaiva= here itself today; bharadvaajaanuJNaatam= when he has been duly permitted by Bharadwaja the sage; uShitvaa= after spending; muneH=vachanaat= at the instance of the sage; raajaniim= for a night; paN^chamiim= of the fifth lunar day (of the bright half of the month of Ashvayuja).

“You can see Rama here itself today, when he has been duly permitted by Bharadwaja the sage, after spending, at the instance of the sage, for a night of the fifth lunar day (of the bright half of the month of Ashvayuja).”

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evamuktvä mahätejäù samprahåñöatanüruhaù |
utpapäta mahävego vegavänavicärayan || 6-125-25

25. vegavaan= that swift moving Hanuma; samprahR^iShTa tanuuruhah= with his rejoicingly feather-like body; mahaa tejaaH= and with a great splendor; avichaarayan= not thinking of his fatigue; utpapaata= sprang up; mahaavegaat= with a great speed.

That swift-moving Hanuma, with his rejoicingly feather-like body and with a great splendor, not thinking of his fatigue, sprang up with a great speed.

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so'paçyadrämatérthaà ca nadéà välukinéà tathä |
varüthéà gomatéà caiva bhémaà sälavanaà tathä || 6-125-26
prajäçca bahusähasréù sphétän janapadänapi |

26. saH= Hanuma; apashyat= saw; raamatiirtham= Ramatirtha, a place of a descent into the river (hallowed by the association of Lord Parasurama); tathaa= as well as; vaalukiniim nadiim= the rivers VAlukini; varuuthiim= Varuthini; gomatiim chaiva= and Gomati; tathaa= and; bhiimam= the formidable; shaalavanam= forest of Sala trees; bahusaahasriiH= and many thousands; prajaashcha= of people; sphiitaan= and numerous; janapadaanapi= communities.

Hanuma saw, on the way, Ramatirtha, a place of descent into the river (hallowed by the association of Lord Parashurama), as well as the rivers Valukini, Varuthini and Gomati as also the formidable forest of Sala trees, many thousands of people and numerous communities.

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sa gatvä düramadhvänaà tvaritaù kapikuïjaraù || 6-125-27
äsasäda drumänphullännandigrämasamépajän |
surädhipasyopavane yathä caitrarathe drumän || 6-125-28
strébhiù saputrairvåddhaiçca ramamäëaiù svalaìkåtaiù |

27-28. gatvaa= going; tvaritaH= quickly; duuram adhvaanam= for a long distance; saH kapishreShTaH= that foremost of the monkeys; aasasaada= reached; phullaan drumaan= the trees in flowering; nandigraama samiipaan= near Nandigrama; suraadhipasya upavane chaitrarathe drumaan yathaa= and looking like those comprised in the garden of Indra the lord of celestials and comprised in the garden of Indra the lord of celestials and the garden of Kubera (known by the name Chaitraratha); ramamaaNaiH= and frequented; striibhiH= by women; saputraiH= along with their sons; vR^iddhaishcha= and elders; svalamkR^itaiH= charmingly adorned.

Going quickly for a long distance, that foremost of the monkeys reached trees in flowering, near Nandigrama and looking like those comprised in the garden of Kubera (known by the name, Chitraratha) and frequented by women along with their sons and elders, charmingly adorned as they were.

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kroçamätre tvayodhyäyäçcérakåñëäjinämbaram || 6-125-29
dadarça bharataà dénaà kåçamäçramaväsinam |
jaöilaà maladigdhäìgaà bhrätåvyasanakarçitam || 6-125-30
phalamüläçinaà däntaà täpasaà dharmacäriëam |
samunnatajaöäbhäraà valkaläjinaväsasaà || 6-125-31
niyataà bhävitätmänaà brahmarñisamatejasaà |
päduke te puraskåtya çäsantaà vai vasundharäm || 6-125-32
caturvarëyasya lokasya trätäraà sarvato bhayät |
upasthitamamätyaiçca çucibhiçca purohitaiù || 6-125-33
balamukhyaiçca yuktaiçca käñäyämbaradhäribhiù |

29-33. kroshamaatre= at a distance of two miles; ayodhaayaaH= from Ayodhya; dadarsha= (Hanuma) saw; bharatam= Bharata; aashrama vaasinam= living in a hermitage; chiira kR^ishNaajinaambaram= with the bark of trees and the skin of a black antelope wrapped round his waist; diinam kR^isham= looking miserable and emaciated; jaTilam= wearing matted locks on his head; mala digdhaaN^gam= his limbs coated with dirt; bhraatR^ivyasana karshitam= afflicted through separation from his elder brother, Rama; phalamuulaashinam= subsisting on fruits and roots; daantam= with his senses subdued; taapasam= engaged in austerities; dharma chaariNam= practising virtue; samunnata jaTaabhaaram= with a very high head of matted hair; valkalaajina vaasinam= covering his body too with the bark of trees and a deer-skin; niyatam= disciplined; bhaavitaatmaanam= whose thoughts were fixed on the Supreme Spirit; brahmarShisamatejasam= with a splendour, equalling that of a Brahmanical sage; prashaasantam= ruling; vasumdharaam= the earth; puraskR^itya te paaduke= after placing the wooden sandals (of Rama) before him; traataaram= protecting; lokasya chaaturvarNyasya= the people belonging to all the four grades (viz. Brahmanas, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas and Sudras); sarvataH bhayaat= from all peril; upasthitam= and attended; shuchibhiH= by the upright amaatyaishcha= ministers; purohitaiH= priests; yuktaiH balamukhyaishcha= and by clever troop-commanders; kaaShaayaambara dhaaribhiH= all clad in saffron robes.

At a distance of two miles from Ayodhya Hanuama saw Bharata, living in a hermitage, with the bark trees and the skin of a black antelope wrapped round his waist, looking miserable and emaciated, wearing matted locks on his head, his limbs coated with dirt, afflicted through separation from Rama his elder brother, subsisting on roots and fruits, with his senses subdued, engaged in austerities, protecting virtue, with a very high head of matted hair, covering his body with the bark of trees and a deer skin, disciplined, whose thoughts were fixed on the Supreme Spirit, with a splendour equalling that of a Brahmanical sage, ruling the earth after placing the wooden sandals before him, protecting the people belonging to all the four grades (viz. Brahmans Kshatriyas, Vaisyas and Shudras) from all peril and attended by the upright ministers, priests and by clever troop-commanders, all clad in saffron robes.

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na hi te räjaputraà taà cérakåñëäjinämbaram || 6-125-34
parimoktuà vyavasyanti paurä vai dharmavatsaläù |

34. te pauraaH= those citizens; dharma vatsalaaH= who were all fond of righteousness; navyavasyanti hi= were not indeed willing paribhoktum= to enjoy pleasures ignoring; tam raajaputram= that prince; chiiran kR^iShNaajinaambaram= clad in the bark of trees and the skin of a black antelope.

Those citizens, who were all fond of righteousness, were not willing to enjoy pleasures, ignoring that prince clad in the bark of trees and the skin of a black antelope.

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taà dharmamiva dharmajïaà devavantamiväparam || 6-125-35
uväca präïjalirväkayà hanümänmärutätmajaù |

35. praaN^jaliH= with joined palms in salutation; hanumaan= Hanuma; maarutaatmajaH= the son of wind-god; uvaacha vaakyam= spoke (as follows); tam= to that Bharata; dharmaJNam= who knew what is right; dharmamiva aparam dehavantam= and seemed to be a second Dharma (the god of virtue) clothed with a body of virtue.

With joined palms in salutation, Hanuma the son of wind-god spoke as follows to that Bharata, who knew what is right and seemed to be a second Dharma (the god of virtue) clothed with a body of virtue:

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vasantaà daëòakäraëye yaà tvaà cérajaöädharam || 6-125-36
anuçocasi käkutsthaà sa tvä kuçalamabravét |

36. vasantam= who was residing; daN^DakaaraN^ya= in the forest of Dandaka; chiira jaTAadharam= wearing the bark of trees and matted locks; kaakutthsam= Rama; yam anushochasi= for whom you were repenting; saH= that Rama; abraviit= has enquired; tvaam= you; kaushalam= about your welfare.

"Rama, for whom you are repenting residing as he was in the forest of Dandaka wearing the bark of trees and matted locks, has enquired about your welfare."

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priyamäkhyämi te deva çokaà tyakñyasi däruëam || 6-125-37
asminmuhürte bhräträ tvaà rämeëa saha saìgataù |

37. deva= O Lord!; aakhyaami= I am telling; te= you; priyam= a pleasant news; tyaja= give up; sudaaruNam= the dreadful anguish; asmin muhuurte= at this moment; tvam= you; samgataH= joined; raameNa saha= with Rama; bhraatraa= your elder brother.

"O Lord! I am telling you a pleasant news. Give up this dreadful anguish. Within a while, you will be meeting Rama, your elder brother."

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nihatya rävaëaà rämaù pratilabhya ca maithilém || 6-125-38
upayäti samåddhärthaù saha mitrairmahäbalaiù |

38. nihatya= having killed; raavaNam= Ravana; pratilabhya= and having got back; maithiliim= Seetha; raamaH= Rama; samR^iddhaarthaH= having accomplished his purpose; raamaH= Rama; upayaati= is coming; mahaabalaiH mitraiH saha= with his mighty friends.

"Having killed Ravana and got back Seetha, Rama is returning with his mighty friends, his purpose duly accomplished."

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lakñmaëaçca mahätejä vaidehé ca yaçasviné || 6-125-39
sétä samagrä rämeëa mahendreëa çacé yathä |

39. lakShmaNashcha= Lakshmana too; mahaatejaaH= who is endowed with extra ordinary energy; (is coming); samagraa siitaa= intact with Seetha; yashasvinii vaidehii= the illustrious princess of Videha territory; raameNa= and with Rama; shachii yathaa= as Sachi (the wife of Indra) mahendreNa= would with the mighty Indra the lord of celestials.

"Lakshmana too, who is endowed with extraordinary energy, is coming intact with Seetha, the illustrious princess of Videha territory and with Rama as Sachi (the wife of Indra) would with the mighty Indra the lord of celestials."

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evamukto hanumatä bharataù kaikayésutaù || 6-125-40
papäta sahasä håñöo harñänmohamupägamat |

40. evam= thus; uktaH= spoke; hanumataa= by Hanuma; bharataH= Bharata; kaikeyiisutaH= the son of Kaikeyi; hR^iShTaH= felt delighted; papaata= and sank; sahasaa= all at once; bhuumau= to the ground; upaagamat moham= and fainted; harShaat= through joy.

Hearing the words of Hanuma, Bharata the son of Kaikeyi, felt delighted and sank all at once to the ground as also fainted through joy.

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tato muhürtädutthäya pratyäçvasya ca räghavaù || 6-125-41
hanumantamuväcedaà bharataù priyavädinam |

41. tataH= thereupon; bharataH= Bharata; raaghavaH= who was born in Raghu dynasty; uttaaya= got up; muhuurtaat= within a while; pratyaashvasya= and regaining his consciousness; uvaacha= spoke; idam= the following words hanuumantam= to Hanuma; priya vaadinam= who spoke pleasant tidings (to him).

Thereupon, Bharata who was born in Raghu dynasty, got up from the swoon within a while and regaining his consciousness, spoke the following words to Hanuma, who spoke pleasant tidings to him.

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açokajaiù prétimayaiù kapimäliìgya sambhramät || 6-125-42
siñeca bharataù çrémän vipulairaçrubindubhiù |

42. aaliN^gya= embracing; kapim= Hanuma; sambhramaat= with eagerness; shriimaan= the illustrious; bharataH= Bharata; siShecha= bathed (him) vipulaiH= with copious; ashrubindubhiH= tear-drops; priitimayaiH= born of delight; ashokajaiH= and as such, other than those born of anguish.

Embracing Hanuma with eagerness, the illustrious Bharata bathed him with copious tear-drops born of delight and as such, other than those born of anguish.

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devo vä mänuño vä tvamanukroçädihägataù || 6-125-43
priyäkhyänasya te saumya dadämi bruvataù priyam |
gaväà çatasahasraà ca grämäëäà ca çataà param || 6-125-44
sakuëòaläù çubhäcärä bhäryäù kanyäçca ñoòaça |
hemavarëäù sunäsorüù çaçisaumyänanäù striyaù || 6-125-45
sarväbharaëasampannä sampannäù kulajätibhiù |

43-45. saumya= O the gentle one!; tvam= are you; devovaa= a divine being maanuShovaa= or a human being; aagataH= who have come; iha= here; anukroshaat= out of compassion?; te priyaakhyaanasya= to you, who have given this agreeable news to me; dadaami= I shall give (in return); priyam bruvataH= for the pleasant tidings; shatasahasram cha= a hundred thousand; gavaam= cows; shatam= a hundred; param graamaaNaam= best villages; bhaaryaaH= and for wives; shooDasha= sixteen; hemavarNaaH= golden complexioned; kanyaaH= virgin girls; shubhaachaaraaH= of a good conduct; sakuN^DalaaH= decked with ear-rings; sunaa soruuH= having beautiful noses and thighs; sarvaabharaNa sampannaaH= adorned with all kinds of jewels; shashi saumyaananaaH= with charming countenances as delightful as the moon; kulajaatibhiH= and born in a noble family.

"O the gentle one! Are you a divine being or a human being, who have come here out of compassion? To you, who have given this agreeable news to me, I shall give in return, for the pleasant tidings, a hundred thousand cows, a hundred best villages, and for wives, sixteen golden complexioned virgin girls of a good conduct, decked with ear-rings, having beautiful noses and thighs, adorned with all kinds of jewels, with charming countenances as delightful as the moon and born in a noble family."

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niçamya rämägamanaà nåpätmajaù |
kapipravérasya tadädbhutopamam |
praharñito rämadidåkñayäbhavat |
punaçca harñädidamabravédvacaù || 6-125-46

46. nishamya= hearing; kapipraviirasya= from Hanuma; raamaagamanam= the news of arrival of Rama; adbhutopamam= resembling a wonder; niR^ipaatmajaH= Bharata the prince; abhavat= became; praharShataH= over-joyed; raama didR^ikShayaa= by a desire to see Rama; punashcha= and spoke; idam vachanam= the following words; punashcha= again; harShaat= with delight.

Hearing the news of Rama's arrival resembling a womnder, from Hanuma, Bharata the prince felt overjoyed by a desire to see Rama and spoke the following words again with delight:

 

ityärñe çrémadrämäyaëe ädikävye yuddhakäëòe païcaviàçatyadhikaçatatamaù sargaù

Thus, this is the 125th chapter in Yuddha Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, the First Epic poem of India.


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