Chapter [Sarga] 27

Introduction

Sharana continues to describe the individual strengths of the various commanders in the army of monkeys, mentioning their names one by one, in detail.


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t˜mstu te samprakÿy˜mi prekÿam˜õasya y¨thap˜n |
r˜ghava arthe par˜kr˜nt˜ ye na rakÿanti jŸvitam || 6-27-1

1. pravakSyaami= I shall tell; te= you; prekSamaaNasya= who are looking; taan yuuthapaan= about those army-chiefs; ye= who; paraakraantaaH= moved forward; raaghavaarthe= for the sake of Rama; narakSanti= without protecting; jiivitam= their life.

“I on my part shall tell you, who are keenly observing about those army-chiefs, who are ready to show their valour in the case of Rama, even without caring for their lives.”

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snigdh˜ yasya bahu þy˜m˜ b˜l˜ l˜ng¨lam ˜þrit˜× |
t˜mr˜× pŸt˜× sit˜× þvet˜× prakŸrõ˜ ghora karmaõa× || 6-27-2
prag®hŸt˜× prak˜þante s¨ryasya iva marŸcaya× |
p®thivy˜m ca anuk®ÿyante haro n˜ma eÿa y¨thapa× || 6-27-3

2,3. eSaH= he; vaanaraH= is a monkey; haronaama= called Hara; ghora karmaNaH= who has terrific acts; yasya= whose; baalaaH= hair; aashritaaH= resting on; laaN^guulam= his tail; bahuvyaamaH= measuring many fathoms; snighdhaaH= which are soft; taamraaH= red in colour; piitaaH= yello; sitaaH= white; shvetaaH= super white; prakiirNaaH= wavery; prakaashante= shining; marrichayaH iva= like the rays; suuryasya= of the sun; pragR^ihiitaa= standing erect; anukR^iSyante= and dragging; pR^ittivyaam= along the ground.

"He is a monkey called Hara, who has terrific acts to his credit. The hair on his tail, measuring many fathoms, soft, red in colour, yellow, white and super-white, wavery and shining like the rays of the sun standing erect thrown about are dragging along the ground."

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yam p®ÿ÷hato anugaccanti þataþo atha sahasraþa× |
v®kÿ˜nudyamya sahas˜ laðk˜ rohaõatatpar˜× || 6-27-4
y¨thap˜ harir˜jasya kimkar˜× samupasthit˜× |

4. shatashaH= hundreds; atha= and; sahasrashaH= thousands; yuuthapaaH= of troop-leaders; samupasthitaaH= who are resoled; kimkaraaH= to be the servants; hariraajasya= of Sugreeva; pR^iSThateH= behind; yam= whom; anugachchhanti= they are following; udyamya= carrying; vR^ikSaan= trees; laN^kaarohaNatatparaaH= with an intention to mount the city of Lanka; sahasaa= soon.

"Hundreds and thousands of troop-leaders who are resolved to be the servants of Sugreeva rally behind him, carrying trees with them and with an intention to attack Lanka soon."

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nŸl˜n iva mah˜megh˜ms tiÿ÷hato y˜ms tu paþyasi || 6-27-5
asit˜n jana samk˜þ˜n yuddhe satya par˜kram˜n |
asamkhyey˜n anirdeþy˜n param p˜ram iva udadhe× || 6-27-6
parvateÿu ca ye kecid viÿameÿu nadŸÿu ca |
ete tv˜m abhivartante r˜jann ®ÿk˜× sud˜ruõ˜× || 6-27-7

5, 6, 7. raajam= O, king! tiSThataH= those who appear; niilan= black; mahaameghaamiva= like big clouds; asitaaNjana samkaashaaH= akin to black collyrium; ete= these are; R^iKSaaH= bears; sudaaruNaaH= who are extremely ferocious; satyaparaakramaan= truly mighty, yuddhe= in combat; asamkyeyaan= exceedingly in large number; anirdeshyaan= undefinable ; param paaramiva= like the other shore; udadheH= of the ocean, yaan tu= whom; pashyasi= you are seeing; ye kechit= some of whom; (reside); parvateSu= in mountains; viSayeSu= in plains; nadiiSu cha= and on river-banks abhivartante= and they are coming towards; tvaam= you.

“O, king! Those who appear black like black-clouds and akin to black collyrium are extremely ferocious bears, truly mighty in combat, which are in exceedingly large number, indefinable like the other shore of an ocean, whom you are observing and serve of whom reside in mountains, plains and on river-banks. They are all coming towards you.”

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eÿ˜m madhye sthito r˜jan bhŸma akÿo bhŸma darþana× |
parjanya iva jŸm¨tai× samant˜t pariv˜rita× || 6-27-8
®kÿavantam giri þreÿ÷ham adhy˜ste narmad˜m piban |
sarva ®kÿ˜õ˜m adhipatir dh¨mro n˜ma eÿa y¨thapa× || 6-27-9

8, 9. raajan= O, king! sthitaH= standing, eSaam madhye= in the middle; bhiimakSaH= with terrific eyes; bhayadarshanaH= of fearful appearance; parivaaritaH= encircled; samantaat= by all; parjanyaH iva= like Parajanya ( the Lord of rain); jiimutaiH= (being encircled) by clouds; eSaH= he; yuuthapaH= is the army-chief; dhuumraH naama= called Dhumra; adhipatiH= the lord sarvarkSaaNaam= of all bears; piban= who drinks; narmadaam= the waters of River Narmada; adhyaaste= and resides; girishreSTham= on an excellent mountain; R^ikSavantam= called Rikshanvanta.

“O, king! He who is standing in the middle, with terrific eyes and of fearful appearance, encircled by all like Parjanya (the rain-god) being encircled by clouds; is the army-chief called Dhumra, the Lord of all bears, who drinks the waters of River Narmada and resides on an excellent mountain named Rikshavanta.”

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yavŸy˜n asya tu bhr˜t˜ paþya enam parvata upamam
bhr˜tr˜ sam˜no r¨peõa viþiÿ÷as tu par˜krame || 6-27-10
sa eÿa j˜mbav˜n n˜ma mah˜y¨thapa y¨thapa× |
praþ˜nto guru vartŸ ca samprah˜reÿv amarÿaõa× || 6-27-11

10, 11. pashya= see; enam= him; parvatopamam= who is resembling a mountain; yaniiyaan= the younger; bhraataa= brother; asya= of Dhumra; samaanaH= resembling; bhraatraa= his brother; ruupeNa= in appearance; vishiSTaH= but distinguished; paraakrame= in prowess; sa eSaH= he as such; mahaayuuthapayuuthapaH= is a commander of even the mighty generals; jaambavaannaama= called jambavan; prakraantaH= who is setting on a march (for the battle); guruvartiicha= who has respectful behaviour towards venerable persons; aamarSaNaH= and who is impatient; samprahaareSu= in battle.

“See him who is appearing like a mountain the younger brother of Dhumra, though in form resembling like his brother, is more distinguished in prowess. He as such is a commander of even the mighty generals called Jambavan, who is setting on the march (for the battle). He has a respectful behaviour towards venerable persons impatient in battle.”

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etena s˜hyam sumahat k®tam þakrasya dhŸmat˜ |
deva asure j˜mbavat˜ labdh˜× ca bahavo var˜× || 6-27-12

12. etena= by this; jaambavataa= Jambavan; dhiimataa= the intelligent; mahat= a great; saahyam= help; kR^itam= was done; shakrasya= to Indra (Lord of celestials); devaasure in a battle between celestials and demons; bhavaH= and many; varaashcha= boons also; labdhaaH= were obtained.

By the intelligent Jambavan, a great help was rendered to Indra (the lord of celestials) in a battle between celestials and demons and many boons were obtained.”

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˜ruhya parvata agrebhyo mah˜abhra vipul˜× þil˜× |
muncanti vipula ˜k˜r˜ na m®tyor udvijanti ca || 6-27-13
r˜kÿas˜n˜m ca sad®þ˜× piþ˜c˜n˜m ca romaþ˜× |
etasya sainye bahavo vicaranti agni tejasa× || 6-27-14

13, 14. etasya= his; vipulaakaaraaH= gaint bodied; sainyaaH= troops; sadR^ishaaH= equal to; raakSasaanaam= demons; pishachaanaam cha= and devils; romashaaH= having thick hair; amitaujasaH= and endowed with unlimited energy; vicharanti= wonder about; aaruuhya= climbing; parvataagrebhyaH= mountain-heights; muN^chanti= and hurl; mahaabhra vipulaaH= as big as huge clouds; shilaaH= massive rocks; naudvijanti= they do not fear; mR^ityaH= for death.

“Jambavan’s giant bodied troops, resembling demons and devils, having thick hair and endowed with unlimited energy, wander about, climbing mountain-heights and hurl massive rocks as big as huge clouds. They do not have a fear in facing death.”

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yam tv enam abhisamrabdham plavam˜nam iva sthitam |
prekÿante v˜nar˜× sarve sthitam y¨thapa y¨thapam || 6-27-15
eÿa r˜jan sahasra akÿam paryup˜ste hari Ÿþvara× |
balena bala sampanno rambho n˜ma eÿa y¨thapa× || 6-27-16

15, 16. raajan= O, king! eSaH= this; hariishvaraH= lord of monkeys; yuuthapayuuthapam= the commander of the commanders; yam enam= on whom; abhisamrabdham= whether he is in a hurried fury; plavamaaniva= or leaking; sthitam= or standing still; sarve= all; vaanaraaH= the monkeys; sthitam= stand; prekSante= looking; eSaH= he dambhonama= is called Dambha; balasamyuktaH= who along with his army; balena= in bulkiness; parayupaaste= dwell on; sahasraakSam= Sahasraksha mountain.

“O, king! This Lord of monkeys- the commander of commanders on whom, whether he is in a hurried fury or leaping or standing still and all the monkeys stand looking – he is called Dambha who along with his bulky troops dwell on Sahasraksha mountain.”

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ya× sthitam yojane þailam gaccan p˜rþvena sevate |
¨rdhvam tathaiva k˜yena gata× pr˜pnoti yojanam || 6-27-17
yasm˜n na paramam r¨pam catuÿp˜deÿu vidyate |
þruta× samn˜dano n˜ma v˜nar˜õ˜m pit˜maha× || 6-27-18
yena yuddham tad˜ dattam raõe þakrasya dhŸmat˜ |
par˜jaya× ca na pr˜pta× so ayam y¨thapa y¨thapa× || 6-27-19

17, 18, 19. yaH= he who; sevate= walking on all fours; (touches); paarshvena= with his flanks; shailam= a mountain; sthitam= situated; yogane= at a distance of one Yogana (eight miles); tathaiva= and reaching; (an object); yojanam= one Yojana; uurdhavam= high; praapnoti= obtains it; kaayena= with his body; yasmaat= more than whose; paramam= huge; ruupam= from; na chatuSpaatsu= no four-legged anima; vidyate= is having; yena= by whose; dhiimataa= intelligence; yuddham= battle; dattam= was given; puraa= earlier; shakrasya= to Indra; the Lord of celestials; raNe= on a field of battle; na paraajayaH= but no defeat; praaptaH= was sustained; ayam= he; saH= as such; yuuthapa yuuthapaH= is a commander of commanders; pitaamahaH; shrutaH= famous; samnaadanonaama= as Samnadana by name.

“He who, walking on all fours touches with his flanks, a mountain situated at a distance of one Yojana (eight miles) and reaching an object one Yojana high, obtains it with his body, whose huge form no other four-begged animal is having, by which intelligent monkey, battle was given earlier to Indra the Lord of celestials on a field of battle but no defeat was sustained by him, he is a commander of commanders and the grand-father of monkeys, famous as Samnadana by name.”

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yasya vikramam˜õasya þakrasya iva par˜krama× |
eÿa gandharva kany˜y˜m utpanna× k®ÿõa vartman˜ || 6-27-20
tatra dev˜sure yuddhe s˜hy˜rtham tridivaukas˜m |

20. yasya= whose; vikramaaNasya= striding; paraakramaaH= prowess; shakrasyeva= is like that of Indra the Lord of celestials; eSaH= this Samnada; utpannaH= was born; gandharva kanyaayaam= of a youthful Gandharva maiden; kR^iSNavartmanaa= and Krishnavartmana; tadaa= then; devaasurayuddhe= in a combat between celestials and demons; saahyaartham= for the purpose of helping; trividvaukasaam= the celestials.

“This Samnada, whose striding prowess is equal to that of Indra the Lord of Celestials was born of a youthful Gandharva maiden and krishnavartman for the purpose of helping the celestials in a combat between celestials and demoneous.”

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yatra vaiþravaõo r˜j˜ jamb¨mupaniÿevate || 6-27-21
yo r˜j˜ parvata indr˜õ˜m bahu kimnara sevin˜m |
vih˜ra sukhado nityam bhr˜tus te r˜kÿasa adhipa || 6-27-22
tatra eÿa vasati þrŸm˜n balav˜n v˜nara ®ÿabha× |
yuddheÿv akatthano nityam krathano n˜ma y¨thapa× || 6-27-23

21, 22, 23. raakshasaadhipa= O, king of demons! eSaH= this; yuuthapaH= commander; krathanonaama= named krathane; vaishravaNaH= the son of Visravasa; raajaa= the illustrious one; upaniSevate= who stis, jambuum= beneath the Jambu tree; yatra; on that mountain; parvatendraaNaam= the king of peaks; bahukimnarasevinaam= frequented by kinneras; yaH= which mountain; vihaarasukhadaH= affords delight; te bhraatuH= to your brother; tatra= it is near there; shriimaaan= that fortunate one; balavaan= that powerful vaanarottamaH= lord of the monkeys; akatthanaH= whose prowess is not confined to words; yuddhesu= in battles; (krathana); nityam= forever; ramate= sports.

“O king of demons! This commander named Krathana, the son of Visravasa, the illustrious one, sits beneath the Jambu tree, on that mountain, the king of peaks, which is frequented by Kinneras, and which mountain affords delight constantly to your brother. It is near there, Krathana, that fortunate one, that powerful lord of the monkeys, whose prowess in not confined to words in battles, sports.”

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v®ta× ko÷i sahasreõa harŸõ˜m samavasthita× |
eÿaiv˜þamsate laðk˜m sven˜nŸkena marditum || 6-27-24

24. eSaiva= he indeed; sthitaH= is standing; vR^itaH= surrounded; koTisahasreNa= by a thousand crores; hariiNaam= of monkeys; aashamsae= and hopes; marditum= to crush; laN^kaam= Lanka; svena= by his; aniikena= army.

“He indeed is standing, surrounded by a thousand crores of monkeys. He hopes to crush Lanka with the help of his army.”

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yo gaðg˜manuparyeti tr˜sayan gajay¨thap˜n |
hastin˜m v˜nar˜õ˜m ca p¨rvavairamanusmaran || 6-27-25
eÿa y¨thapatirnet˜ garjan giriguh˜þaya× |
gaj˜n rodhayate vany˜n˜rujamþca mahŸruh˜n || 6-27-26

25, 26. 25, 26. yaH= He who; anuparyet= usually roam; gaN^gaam= by the ganges; traasayan= sowing terror; gaja yuuthapaan= leaders of herds of elephants; anumaran= remembering as he does; puurva vairam= the old quarrel; hastinaam= between elephants; vaanaraaNaam ca= and monkeys; garjan= thundering; aarujamshca= and uprooting; mahiiruhaan= trees; yuuthapatiH= the commander; netaa= and the leader (of monkeys); eSaH= this; pramathigiriguhaashayaH= dwells in the mountain caves; rodhayate= subduing; vanyaan gajaan= wild elephants.

“He who usually roams by the Ganges, sowing terror among leaders of herds of elephants, remembering as he does the old quarrel between elephants and monkeys, thundering and uprooting trees, he is the commander and leader of monkeys called Pramathim who dwells in mountain-caves, subduing wild elephants.”

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harŸõ˜m v˜hinŸ mukhyo nadŸm haimavatŸm anu |
uþŸra bŸjam ˜þritya parvatam mandara upamam || 6-27-27
ramate v˜nara þreÿ÷ho divi þakra iva svayam |

27. vaanarashreSThaH= this excellent one among monkeys; vaahinii mukhyaH= and this army-chief; hariiNaam= of monkeys; aashritya= taking shelter in; Mandara= Mandara; parvatottamam= the formost of mountains; ushiirabiijam= and the mountain called Ushirabija; nadim anu= alongside the River Ganaga; ramte= passes his life happily; shukraH iva= like unto Indra; svayam= himself.

“This excellent one among the monkeys and this army-chief of monkeys, taking shelter in Mandara the foremost of mountains and the mountain called ushirabija alongside the River Ganga, passes his life happily like unto Indra himself.”

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enam þata sahasr˜õ˜m sahasram abhivartate || 6-27-28
vŸryavikramad®pt˜n˜m nardat˜m b˜huþ˜lin˜m |

28. shatasahasraaNaam= a hundred thousands of monkeys, viirya vikrama dR^iptaanaam= proud of their strength and prowess; baahushalinaam= with radiant fore-arms; nardataam= making a roaring sound; abhivartate= are following; enam= him.

“A hundred thousands of monkeys; proud of their strength and prowess with their radiant fore-arms, making a roaring noise, are following him.”

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sa eÿa net˜ nhaiteÿ˜m v˜nar˜õ˜m mah˜tmanam || 6-27-29
sa eÿa durmarÿaõo r˜jan pram˜thŸ n˜ma y¨thapa× |

29. saH eSaH= he as such; netaa= is the leader; eteSaam= of these; mahaatmanaam= high-souled; vaanaraaNaam= monkeys; raajan= O, king!; saH eSaH= he as such; yuuthapaH= is the commander; pramaathii naama= called Pramathi; durdharaH= the one difficult to be conquered.

“He is the leader of these high-soled monkeys. O, king! He is the commander called Pramathi, the one difficult to be conquered.”

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v˜tena iva uddhatam megham yam enam anupaþyasi || 6-27-30
anŸkamapi samrabdham v˜nar˜õ˜m tarasvin˜m |
uddh¨tamaruõ˜bh˜sam pavanena samantata× || 6-27-31
vivartam˜nam bahuþo yatra etad bahulam raja× |

30, 31. enam= he; yam= whom; samanupashyasi= you are seeing; meghamiva= as a cloud; uddhatam= raised; vaatena= by wind; (is Pramathi); yatra= in which place; aruNaabhaasam= a red illumined; rajah= dust; bahulam= in great quantity; uddhuutam= and raised; vivartamaanam= is tossed about; pavanena= by wind; (there exists); tarasvinaam= energetic; samrabdham= ad excited aniikamapi= army also; vaanaraaNaam= of monkeys.

“He whom you are beholding a cloud raised by wind is Pramathi. At that place, a great quantity of red illumined dust is tossed about and raised by wind in various ways in different directions. Energetic and excited army of monkeys is also stationed there along with Pramathi.”

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ete asita mukh˜ ghor˜ go l˜ng¨l˜ mah˜bal˜× || 6-27-32
þatam þata sahasr˜õi d®ÿ÷v˜ vai setu bandhanam |
go l˜ng¨lam mah˜vegam gava akÿam n˜ma y¨thapam || 6-27-33
pariv˜rya abhivartante laðk˜m marditum ojas˜ |

32, 33. mahaaraaja= O, monarch! Shatam= one hundred; shatasahasraaNi= laksha; golaaN^guulaaH= of monkeys; asitamukhaaH= with black faces; ghoraaH= fearful; mahaabalaaH= and with great strength; dR^iSTvaa= experiencing (the crossing of); setubandhanam= the bridge; parivaarya= surrounded; yuuthapam= the troop-leaders; gavaakshamnaama= by name Gavaksha; golaaN^guulam= a monkey; abhinardante= and were making a roaring noise; marditum= to crush; laN^kaam= Lanka; ojasaa= by their bodily strength.

“O, monarch! One hundred lakhs of monkeys with their black faces, with fearful appearance and with great strength, experiencing the crossing of the bridge, surrounds the troop-leader by name Gavaksha, a monkey and are making a roaring noise, ready to crush Lanka by their bodily strength.”

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bhramara ˜carit˜ yatra sarva k˜ma phala drum˜× || 6-27-34
yam s¨rya tulya varõa ˜bham anuparyeti parvatam |
yasya bh˜s˜ sad˜ bh˜nti tad varõ˜ m®ga pakÿiõa× || 6-27-35
yasya prastham mah˜tm˜no na tyajanti maharÿaya× |
sarvak˜maphal˜ v®kÿ˜× sarve phalasamanvit˜× || 6-27-36
madh¨ni ca mah˜rh˜õi yasmin parvatasattame |
tatra eÿa ramate r˜jan ramye k˜ncana parvate || 6-27-37
mukhyo v˜nara mukhy˜n˜m kesarŸ n˜ma y¨thapa× |

34, 35, 36, 37. raajan= O, king! eSaH= this; yuuthapaH= army-chief; kesariinaama= called Kesari; mukhyaH= the chief; vaanaramukhyaanaam= of the commanders of monkeys; ramate= wanders; kaaN^chana parvate= in Kauchana Mountain; yatra= wherein; sarvakaala phaladrumaaH= there are trees which yield fruits in all seasons; bhramaraarachitaa= occupied with large black bees; yam= to which; suuryaH= the sun; anuparyeti= makes a whole round (of the mountain); tulyavarNaabham= equal to its own colour and splendour; yasya= by whose; bhaasaa= brightness; mR^iga pakSiNaH= animals and birds; sadaa= forever; bhaanti= shine; tadvarNaaH= with that hue; yasya= whose; prastham= table land on the top of the mountain; maharSayaH= the great sages; na tyajanti= do not leave; vR^ikshaaH= the trees; sarvakaamaphalaaH= all mongo trees phalasamanvitattladen with fruits; sarve= on all sides; yasmin= in which; parvata sattame= excellent mountin; madhuuni= honey-bees; mahaarhaaNi= are of most superior variety.

“O, king! This army-chief called Kesari, the chief of the commanders of monkeys, wanders in Kanchana mountain wherein there are trees which yield fruits in all seasons, inhabited by large black-bees, to which the sun circumambulates clock-wise, the mountain shining with its own colour and splendour, by whose brightness, the animals and birds ever shine with the same hue, whose table-land on the top of the mountain the great sages do not leave, wherein trees, all mango-trees laden with fruits on all sides and wherein inhabit honey-bees of excellent variety.”

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ÿaÿ÷ir giri sahasr˜õ˜m ramy˜× k˜ncana parvat˜× || 6-27-38
teÿ˜m madhye giri varas tvam iva anagha rakÿas˜m |
tatra ete kapil˜× þvet˜s t˜mra ˜sy˜ madhu pingal˜× || 6-27-39
nivasanti uttama girau tŸkÿõa damÿ÷r˜ nakha ˜yudh˜× |
simha iva catur damÿ÷r˜ vy˜ghr˜ iva dur˜sad˜× || 6-27-40
sarve vaiþvanara sam˜ jvalita ˜þŸ viÿa upam˜× |
sudŸrgha ancita l˜ng¨l˜ matta m˜tamga samnibh˜× || 6-27-41
mah˜parvata samk˜þ˜ mah˜jŸm¨ta nisvan˜× |
v®ttapiðgalanetr˜ hi mah˜bhŸmagatisvan˜× || 6-27-42
mardayantŸva te sarve tasthurlaðk˜m samŸkÿya te |

38, 39, 40, 41, 42. anagha= O, faultless king! SaSTiH= there are sixty; girisahasraaNi= thousand mountains; ramyaaH= in that beautiful; kaaNchana parvataaH= golden mountain ranges; tvamiva= as you are rakshasaam= in the middle of demons; girivaraH= there is an excellent mountain; madhye= in the middle; teSam= of that mountain-range; tatra= in that range; ete= there; antimagirau= in the last mountain; ete= these monkeys; kapilaaH= the tawny coloured one; shvetaaH= the white coloured one; taamraasyaaH= with copper coloured faces; madhupiNgalaaH= honey-like reddish brown coloured; tiikshaNadamSTraaH= having ferocious tusks; nakhaayudhaaH= with nails as their weapons; chaturdamSTraaH= having four tusks; sinhaa iva= like lions; duraasadaaH= difficult to be approached; vyaaghraa iva= like tigers; sarve= all; vaishvaanara samo= equal to fire; jvaladaashiiviSopamaa= like unto serpants vomiting poison; sudiirghaaNchita laaNguulaaH= with their very long coiling tails; matta maataN^ga sannibhaaH= resembling elephants in rut; mahaa parvata samkaasaat= equal to mighty mountains; mahaajiimuutaniHsnaaH= having great thunderous sound like that of cloud; nivasnati are residing; sarve= all of them; tasthuH= stand; samiikshya= looking on; te= your; laN^kaam= Lanka; te mardayantiiva= as if they are about to crush it.

“O, faultless king! There are sixty thousand mountains in that beautiful golden mountain ranges. There is an excellent mountain the middle of that mountain range as you the middle of that demons. In that mountain range there, in the last mountain these monkeys reside. Some of the monkeys are tawny coloured, some are white-coloured and with nails as their weapons; having four tusks, with nails as their weapons having four tusks like lions, difficult to be approached like tigers, resembling fire, like unto serpents vomiting poison with their very long coiling tails, resembling elephants in rut, equal to mighty mountains and making great thunderous sound like that of clouds. All of them stand looking on your Lanka as if they are about to crush it.”

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eÿa caiÿ˜madhipatirmadhye tiÿ÷hati vŸryav˜n || 6-27-43
jay˜rthŸ nityam˜dityamupatiÿ÷hati buddhim˜n |
n˜mn˜ p®thivy˜m vikhy˜to r˜jan þata balŸ iti ya× || 6-27-44
eÿa eva ˜þamsate laðk˜m svena anŸkena marditum |

43, 44. raajan= O, king! eSaH= he; yaH= who tiSThati= stands; madhye= in the middle; viiryavaan= is the powerful; adhipatiH= leader; eSaam= of the monkeys; nityam= (who) ever; upatiSThate= faces; aadityam= sun; buddhimaan= He is a wise man to conquer you; vikhyaataH= he is famours; pR^ithivyaam= in the world; naamnaa= by the name; shatabaliiti= of Shatabli; eSaiva= Indeed is he; aashamasate= who swears; marditum= to destroy; laN^kaam= Lanka; svena aniikena= with his troops.

“O, king! He who stands in the middle is the powerful leader of the monkeys who ever faces the sun, who is a wise man, eager to conquer you and is famous in the world by the name, Shatabali. He swears to destroy Lanka with his troops.”

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vikr˜nto balav˜n þ¨ra× pauruÿe sve vyavasthita× || 6-27-45
r˜mapriy˜rtham pr˜õ˜n˜m day˜m na kurute hari× |

45. hariH= this monkey; vikraantaH= is courageous; balavaan= stron; shuuraH= valiant; vyavasthitaH= established; sve= in his; paurSe= manliness; na kurute= and does not make; dayaam= pity for; praaNaanaam= his lives; raamapriyaartham= for the sake of Rama.

“This Shatabali the monkey is courageous, strong, valiant and is established in his manliness. He does not care for his life, in the cause of Rama.”

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gajo gava akÿo gavayo nalo nŸla× ca v˜nara× |
eka eka eva y¨th˜n˜m ko÷ibhir daþabhir v®ta× || 6-27-46

46. ekaikameva= every single one; gajaH= Gaja; gavakshaH= Gavaksha; gavayaH= Gavaya; nalaH= Nala; niilaH vaanarashcha= and a monkey called Nila; (each) vR^itaH= is surrounded; dasha koTibhiH= by ten crores; yodhaanaam= of warriors.

“Each and every single one, like Gaja, Gavaya, Nala and a monkey called Nila is surrounded by crores of warriors.”

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tath˜ anye v˜nara þreÿ÷h˜ vindhya parvata v˜sina× |
na þakyante bahutv˜t tu samkhy˜tum laghu vikram˜× || 6-27-47

47. tathaa= besides, anye= other; vaanara shreSThaH= excellent monkeys; vindhya parvata vaasinaH= residing in vindhya mountain; laghuvikramaaH= and are impossible; samkhyaatum= to be counted; bahutvaat= because of their multitude.

“Besides, other excellent monkeys residing in Vindhya mountain are quick-paced and are impossible to be counted because of their multitude.”

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sarve mah˜r˜ja mah˜prabh˜v˜× |
sarve mah˜þaila nik˜þa k˜y˜× |
sarve samarth˜× p®thivŸm kÿaõena |
kartum pravidhvasta vikŸrõa þail˜m || 6-27-48

48. mahaaraaja= O, monarch! Sarve= all of them; mahaa prabhavaaH= are highly prominent; sarve= all of them; mahaashailanikaashakaayaaH= are having their stature, equal to great mountains; sarve= all of them; samarthaaH= are capable; kshaNena= in a moment; kartum= to level; pR^ithiviim= the earth; pravidhvasta vikiirNa shailaam= by uprooting and razing to its mountains to the ground.

“O, monarch! All of them are highly prominent, their stature equal to high hills and all of them are capable in a moment to level the earth by uprooting and razing its mountains earth by uprooting and razing its mountains to the ground.”

 

ity˜rÿe þrŸmadr˜m˜yaõe ˜dik˜vye yuddhak˜õýe saptavimþa× sarga×

Thus completes 27th Chapter of Yuddha Kanda of the glorious Ramayana of Valmiki, the work of a sage and the oldest epic.


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