Chapter [Sarga] 32

Introduction

Seetha was shocked, fell unconscious at the sight of Ramas head and bow. She regained consciousness and asked Ravana to kill her also, so that she would join her husband in heaven. Meanwhile, Ravana is abruptly called away by an emissary and after consultation with his ministers, prepares his army for action against the forces of Rama.


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sa sIta tirae va tc! c kamuRkm! %mm!,,
suIv itsMsgRm! AaOyatm! c hnUmta. 6321
nyne muo v[Rm! c -tuRs! tt! szm! muom!,
kezan! kez ANt dezm! c tm! c cUfa mi[m! zu-m!. 6322
@tEh svERr Ai-JnanEr Ai-Jnay suhiota,
ivjgheR Aw kEkeyIm! aezNtI krrI ywa. 6323

1, 2, 3. dR^ishhTva= seeing; tat= that; shiraH= head; tat= that; uttamam= excellent; kaarmukamcha= bow; sugriivapratisamsargam= (hearing about Ramas) friendly union with Sugreeva; aakhyaatam= as appraised; hanuumataa= by Hanuman; nayane= the eyes; mukhavarNamcha= facial complexion; sadR^isham= resembling; bhartuH=(those of) her husband; tat= that; mukham= face; kesham= the hair; keshaanta deshamcha= the expanse of his fore-head; tam= that; shubham= beautiful; chuuDaa maNimcha= jewel worn on the top of his head; abhijN^aaya= and recognizing; sarvaiH= all; etaiH =these; abhijN^aanaiH= marks of proof; saa siitaa= that Sita; suduHkhitaa= was very much afflicted with sorrow ; kroshantii= crying; kurarii yathaa= like an osprey; vijagarhecha= and abused; kaikeyiim=Kaikeyi(as follows):

Seetha saw the illusory head and bow. She heard Ravana narrating about Ramas friendly relationship with Sugreeva, as earlier apprised by Hanuman. Recognizing that head as that of Rama, with a proof resembling her husbands eyes, facial complexion, hair, expanse of his forehead and the beautiful jewel worn on the top of his head, she was very much afflicted with sorrow, cried like an osprey and abused Kaikeyi who was the originator of the present calamity (as follows):

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skama -v kEkeiy htae Aym! kl nNdn>,
klm! %Tsaidtm! svRm! Tvya klh zIlya. 6324

4. kaikeyii = O,Kaikeyi ;bhava= = be; sakaamaa= an accomplisher of your desires; ayam=this Rama; kula nandanaH=causing joy to the family;hato= was killed; sarvam=the entire;kulam=race; utsaaditam=has been destroyed; tvayaa=by you; kalaha shiilayaa=of quarrelsome nature.

Kaikeyi! Be a fulfiller of your craving! This Rama, causing a joy to the family, has been slain. The entire race has been destroyed by a woman of squabbling nature.

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AayeR[ ikm! nu kEkeYya> ktm! rame[ iviym!,
yNmya cIr vsns! tya Swaiptae vnm!. 6325

5. kim= what; vipriyam=harm; kR^itam nu=was done; kaikeyyaaH=to Kaikeyi; aaryeNa= by the venerable; raameNa= Rama?; yat= why; prasthaapito=was he sent on exile; vanam = to the forest; mayaa= along with me; dattvaa= by giving; ciira vasanam=clothes made of bark?

"You gave clothes made of bark to the venerable Rama and sent him on exile to the forest along with me. What harm has he done to you?"

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@vm! %va tu vEdehI vepmana tpiSvnI,
jgam jgtIm! bala ica tu kdlI ywa. 6326

6. evam=thus; uktvaa=speaking; vaidehii=Seetha; tapasvini=the miserable; baalaa= girl; vepamaanaa = was trembling; jagaama= and fell; jagatiim=on the ground; kadalii yathaa=like a plantain tree; chhinnaa=which was cut-off.

Thus speaking, Seetha the miserable girl was trembling and fell on the ground like a plantain tree that was cut off. Thus speaking, Seetha the miserable girl was trembling and fell on the ground like a plantain tree that was cut off.

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sa mutaRt! smaSy itl_y c cetnam!,
tt! izrh smupaay ivllap Aayt $][a. 6327

7. saa= she; aayatekshhaNaa= having wide eyes; atha= thereafter; samaashvaasya= was consoled; muhuurtaat= in a moment; parilabhya= obtained; chetanaam= consciousness; samupaasthaaya= approached near; tat= that; shiraH= head; vilaapa= and lamented.

The wide eyed Seetha thereafter was consoled in a moment, regained consciousness, approached near that illusory head and lamented as follows:

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ha hta ASm
#mam! te pim AvSwam! gta AiSm ivxva kta. 6328

8. mahaabaaho= O, the long armed! Anuvrata= the follower; viira vratam=of a strong will; haa= alas! hataa asmi=I have been killed; gataa asmi=I have become a witness; te=to your; imaam= this; pashcima avasthaam=last fate; kR^itaa= I have been made; vidhavaa =a widow.

"O, the long armed Rama! The pursuer of a strong will! Alas, you have been killed! I have become a witness to your last fate. I have been made a widow.

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wmm! mr[m! nayaR -tuRr vEgu{ym! %Cyte,
suv&> saxu v&aya> sMv&s! Tvm! mm At>. 6329

9. uchyate= it is said; prathamam= the early; maraNam= death; bhartuH= of a husband; vaiguN^yam= is a faultiness; naaryaah= of the woman; tvam= you; suvR^itah= having good conduct; samvR^ittaH= died; agrataH= earlier; mama= to me; saadhu vR^ittaayaaH= well surviving.

It is said that the early death of a husband is the misfortune of a wife. You, having good conduct, have preceded me in death.

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hoad hK>Am! paya maya> zaek sagre,
yae ih mam! %*ts! atum! sae Aip Tvm! ivinpaitt>. 63210

10. tvam= you; yaH= who; udyatah= tried; traatu= to protect; (me) magnaayaaH= who am immersed; shoka saagare= in an ocean of grief; prasannaayaaH= and obtained; mahat= a great; duHkham= affliction; so.api= such of you also; vinipaatitaH= have been killed.

Even you who were actually intent on protecting me, fallen in great affliction and immersed in an ocean of grief, have been killed by the enemies

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sa Ur mm kaEsLya Tvya pue[ ra"v,
vTsen #v ywa xenur ivvTsa vTsla kta . 63211

11. raaghava= O, Rama! saa kausalya =that Kausalya; mama= my; shvashruuH= mother in law; vatsalaa= who cherished you tenderly; kR^itaa= has been left; vivatsaa= without a son; tvayaa= by you; putreNa= the son; vatseneva= as by a calf; dhenu yathaa= as to the cow

O, Rama! My mother- in-law Kausalya who cherished you tenderly has been left without a son and resembles a cow that has lost its calf.

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%idm! dI"Rm! Aayus! te yEr AicNTy pram,
An&tm! vcnm! te;am! ALp Aayur Ais ra"v. 63212

12. raaghava= O, Rama! UddishhTam= It was mentioned; daivaj^Nairapi= even by astrologers; te= (that) your; aayuH= life span; diirgham= is lengthy; raaghava= O,Rama! teshhaam= their; vachanam= words; anR^itam= are wrong; asi= you are; alpaayuH= short lived.

O, Rama! It was mentioned even by astrologers that your life span is lengthy. O, Rama! Their words are wrong. You are short lived.

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Aw va nZyit Jna aJnSy Aip sts! tv,
pcTy! @nm! twa kalae -Utanam! -vae ym! . 63213

13. athavaa= otherwise; tava= your; prajNaa= prudence; nashyati= is lost; praajN^asyaapi sataH= even though you were sagacious; yathaa= as to how; ayam= this; kaalaH= time; prabhavaH= which is a master; bhuutaanaam= for all beings; pachati= has satisfied; enam= this you.

Otherwise, your prudence might have disappeared even though you were sagacious, for, Time the master of all beings has brought you to an end.

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Am! m&Tyum! Aap> kSmat! Tvm! ny zaivt!,
Vysnanam! %payJn> kzlae is vjRne. 63214

14. kasmaat= how is it possible that; tvam=you; nayashaastravit= who knew the doctrine of political ethics; aapannaH= obtained; adR^ishhTam= unforeseen; mR^ityum= death? UpaayajN^aH= you, who knew the expedients; asihi= were indeed; kushalaH= skilled; varjane= in warding off; vyasanaani=calamities.

How is it possible that you, who knew the doctrine of political ethics obtained an unforeseen death? You, who knew the science of expediency, were indeed skilled in warding off calamities

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twa Tvm! sMpir:vJy raEya Aitn&zMsya,
kal raya mya Aai* t> kml laecn. 63215

15. kamala lochana= O,Rama, the lotus eyed! kaalaraatryaaH= by the night of all destroying time; ati nR^ishamsayaa= which was very much cruel; roudrayaa= and terrible; tathaa(you were)thus; samparishhvajya= encircled ; hR^itaH= embezzled; aachchhidya= and snatched away; mama= from me.

O, Rama, the lotus eyed! The night of destroying time which was very much cruel and terrible thus has encircled you, embezzled you and snatched you away from me.

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%pze;e mha bahae mam! ivhay tpiSvnIm!,
iyam! #v zu-am! narIm! p&iwvIm! pu; \;-. 63216

16. mahaabaaho= O, the mighty armed! Purushharshhabha= O, the best of men! Vihaaya= leaving; maam= me; tapasvinim= who am miserable; sheshhe= you lied down; iha= here; samaashlishhya= embracing; pR^ithiviim= the earth; priyaamiva= as your beloved.

O, the mighty armed! O, the best of men! Leaving the miserable me, you lied down here, embracing the earth as your beloved

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AicRtm! sttm! yad gNx maLyEr mya tv,
#dm! te mt! iym! vIr xnu> kaNcn -Ui;tm!. 63217

17. viira= O, the valiant Rama! Idam= this is; te= your; dhanuH= bow; kaaN^chana bhuushhitam= which was decorated with gold; matpriyam= dear to me; satatam= which was forever; architam= worshipped; tava= by you; yatnaat= with sandal paste and wreath of flowers.

O, valiant Rama! Here is your bow which was decorated with gold, dear to me and worshipped diligently by you with sandal paste and wreath of flowers.

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ipa dzrwen Tvm! zure[ mm An",
pUvERS> c ipt&i-> saxRm! nUnm! SvgeR smagt>. 63218

18. anagha= O, the faultless Rama!; evam= you; nuunam= surely; samaagataH= have met; svarge= in heaven; mama= my; shvashureNa= father in law; pitraa=and your father; dasharathena= Dasaratha; sarvaiH= and all; pitR^ibhiHsaartham= multitude of manes.

O, the faultless Rama! Surely, you must have met in heaven your father and my father-in- law Dasaratha as well as all the multitude of manes.

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idiv n] -Uts! Tvm! mht! kmR ktm! iym!,
pu{ym! raj \i; vMzm! Tvm! AaTmn> smupe]se . 63219

19. samupekshhase= you have abandoned; puN^yam= the pious; raajarshhi vamsham= lineage of royal sages; aatmanaH= of yourself; tvam= you; (by whom) ; mahat= a great; karma= act; kR^itam= has been done; tatha= and (which); nakshhatrabhuutam= was like a luminary; divi= in heaven.

You have abandoned your own pious lineage of royal sages but whereas you performed a great act, which illuminated the heaven like a luminary.

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ikm! man! n e]se rajn! ikm! mam! n it-a;se,
balam! balen sMaam! -ayaRm! mam! sh cair[Im!. 63220

20. raajan= O, prince!; kim= why; naprakshhyase= dont you look ; maam= at me?; kim= why; na pratibhaashhase= dont you reply; maam= me; bhaaryaam= a wife; sahachaariNiim= who lived with you together; sampraaptam= since the time of my obtaining; baalaam= as girl; baalena= by you as a boy.

O, prince! Why dont you look at me? Why dont you reply me, a wife who lived with you together since the time of obtaining me as a girl by you as a boy.

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sMutm! g&ta pai[m! cir:yaim #it yt! Tvya,
Smr tn! mm kakTSw ny mam! Aip hiotam!. 63221

21. kaakutthsa= O, Rama! Smaranaama=remember; tat= that; yat= which; samshrutam= was promised; tvayaa= by you; paaNim gR^ihNataa= at the time of our marriage; charishhyaami iti= I shall have righteousconduct with you; naya= take; maamapi= me also with you; duHkhitaam= wretched as I am.

O, Rama! Remember your solemn promise at the time of our marriage, saying I shall have righteous conduct with you Take me also with you, wretched as I Am.

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kSman! mam! Aphay Tvm! gtae gitmtam! vr,
ASmal! laekad Amum! laekm! Tyva mam! #h hiotam!. 63222

22. vara= O, the best; gatimataam = among the beings; kasmaat= for what reason; tvam= you; gataH= have gone; apahaaya= quitting; maam= me? Tyaktvaa= leaving; maamapi= even me; duHkhitaam= the miserable woman;( why have you gone); amum= to that; lokam= world; asmaat= from this; lokaat= world?

O, Rama the best of beings! Why have you gone away, quitting me like this? Leaving me, the miserable woman, why have you gone to the other world from this world?

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kLya[Er %ictm! yt! tt! pir:vm! mya @v tu,
Vy AdEs! tt! zrIrm! te nUnm! ivpirk:yte. 63223

23. kravyaadaiH= by wild beasts; tat=that; shariiram= body; nuunam= is now; viparikR^ishhyate= being dragged about; ruchiram= the beautiful; gaatram= body; parishhvaktam= was cuddled; mayaiva= by me; kalyaaNaiH= with divine essences.

That beautiful body, which was cuddled by me with divine essences, is now being dragged about by wild beasts.

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Ai:taem Aaidi-r yJnEr #van! Aa di][E>,
Ai haee[ sMSkarm! ken Tvm! tu n lPSyse. 63224

24. kena= why are you; na tu lapsyase= not securing; samskaaram= the privilege of being cremated; agnihotreNa= with sacrificial fire; (even though); tvam= you; ishhTavaan= have worshipped the Lord; yajN^aiH= through sacrificial performances; agnishhTomaadibhiH= such as agnishtoma; aaptadakshhiNaiH= furnished with abundant gifts?

Why are you not securing the privilege of being cremated with a sacrificial fire, even though you have worshipped the Lord through sacrificial performances such as Agnishtoma, duly furnished with abundant gifts?.

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Jyam! %ppanam! ya[am! @km! Aagtm!,
piryit kaEsLya lm[m! zaek lalsa. 63225

25. kausalyaa= Kausalya; shokalaalasaa= absorbed in grief; pariprakshhyati= can see; lakshhmaNam=Laksmana;aagatam= returned; trayaaNaam= out of the three; upapannanaam= who attained; pravrajyaam= exile.

Kausalya absorbed as she was with grief can only see Lakshmana alone returned out of the three who attained exile.

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s tSya> pirp&NTya vxm! im blSy te,
tv c AaOyaSyte nUnm! inzayam! ra]sEr vxm!. 63226

26. saH= he; aakhyaasyate= will narrate; nuunam= surely; tasyaaH= to her; paripR^ichchhantyaaH= when enquired; tava= about your; vadhamcha= slaghter; vadham= as also the killing; raakshhasaiH= by the demons; te mitra balasya= of the army of your ally; nishaayaam= at night.

He will narrate surely to her when enquired, about your slaughter as also the killing of the army of your alley, by demons at night.

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sa Tvam! sum! htm! uTva mam! c r]ae g&hm! gtam!,
dyen ivdI[eRn n -iv:yit ra"v. 63227

27. raaghava= O, Rama! Shrutvaa= hearing; tvaam= that you; hatam= having been killed; suptam= while sleeping; maam= and me; gataam= having obtained; rakshhogR^iham= the house of ogres; saa= she; na bhavishhyati= will be no more; hR^idayana= with her heart; avadiirNena= broken.

O, Rama! Hearing that you were killed while sleeping and that I was kept in the house of ogres, she will be no more, as her heart will be broken.

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mm hetaernayaRya Av"> paiwRvaTmj>,
ram> sagmuIyR vIyRvan! gae:pde ht>. 63228

28. raamaH= Rama; anaghaH= the faultless man; paarthivaatmajaH= the prince; viiryavaan= and the strong man; hataH= was killed; goshhpade; in a small puddle; uttiirya= after crossing; saagaram= the ocean; hetoH= for the cause; mama= of me; anaaryaayaaH= an unworthy woman.

"The strong and faultless prince Rama was killed in a small puddle, after crossing the ocean, for the cause of me, an unworthy woman.

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Ahm! dazrwenaeFa maehaTSvkpaMsnI,
AayRpuSy ramSy -ayaR m&Tyurjayt. 63229

29. aham- I; svakulapaamsanii= the obloquy of my race; uuDhaa= was wedded; daasharathena= by Rama; mohaat= due to ignorance; bhaaryaa= a wife herself; ajaayata= proved to be; mR^ityuH= the death; raamasya= of Rama; aaryaputrasya= an honorable man.

I, the obloquy of my race, was wedded by Rama due to ignorance. Thus, a wife herself has eventually proved to be the cause for death of Rama, an honorable man.

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manmaVyam! mya jaitm! vairtm! danmumm!,
yahm*eh zaecaim -ayaR svaRitwerip. 63230

30. bhaaryaapi= even though I was his wife; sarvaatitheH=of Rama, who showed hospitality to all the guests; aham= I; yaa= that very person who is weeping; iha= here; adya= and now; (as) nuunam= without doubt; anyaam= in a another (previous); jaatim= existence; uttamam= an excellent; daanam= gift; vaaritam= was refused; mayaa= by me.

Even though I was a wife of Rama who showed hospitality to all the guests, it is I, that very person, who is weeping here and now, because without doubt, in a previous existence, an excellent gift was refused by me (to an eligible person).

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saxu paty mam! i]m! ramSy %pir rav[>,
smany pitm! pTNya k kLya[m! %mm!. 63231

31. raavaNa= O, Ravana! samaanaya= unite; patnaya= the wife; patim= with the husband; kshhipram= and without delay; ghaataya=arrange to kill; maam= me; saadhu= right; upari= at the head; raamasya= of Rama; kuru= perform; uttamam= an admirable; kalyaaNam= and auspicious act

"Unite the wife with the husband and without delay, arrange to kill me right at the head of Rama. Thus, you will perform an admirable and auspicious act."

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izrsa me izrS> c ASy kaym! kayen yaejy,
rav[ Anugim:yaim gitm! -tuRr mhaTmn>. 63232

32. raavaNa= O, Ravana! yojaya= join; me shirasaa= my head; asya= with this Ramas; shiraH= head; kaayam= body; kaayena= with the body; anugamishhyaami=I shall go along ; gatim= the path; mahaatmanaH= of my high soled; bhartuH= Lord.

O, Ravana! Join my head with his head and my body with his body. I shall go along the path of my magnanimous Lord.

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#it sa ho sMta ivllap Aayt $][a,
-tuR> izrae xnus! t smIy jnk AaTmja. 63233

33. aayatekshhaNaa= the wide eyed Sita; samiikshhya= seeing; tatra= there; bhartuH= her husbands; shiraH= head; dhanushchaiva= and the bow; punaH punaH= again and again; duHkha santaptaa= was tormented with grief; vilalapa=and lamented; itiiva= in this way.

The wide-eyed Sita, seeing her husbands head and bow there again and again, was tormented with grief and lamented as aforesaid.

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@vm! lalPymanayam! sItayam! t ra]s>,
Ai-cam -taRrm! AnIkSw> K?t ANjil>. 63234

34. siitaayaam= while Seetha; evam= was thus; laalapyamanayaam= weeping; raakshhasaH= a demon; aniikasthaH= who was a royal guard; abhichakraama= approached; bhartaaram= his Lord; tatra= there; kR^ItaaN^jaliH= with his joined palms in salutation. (And cried as follows):

While Seetha was lamenting thus, a demon who was a royal guard approached his Lord there with his joined palms in salutation (and cried as follows):

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ivjySv AayR pu #it sae Ai-va* sa* c,
Nyvedyd Anuam! hStm! vaihnI pitm!. 63235

35. vijayasva= May you be victorious; aaryaputra= O, Noble Lord! saH= he; abhivaadya= respectfully announced; iti= thus; prasaadyacha= got propitiated; nyavedayat= and informed; prahastam= that Prahasta; vaahiniipatim= the army chief; anupraaptam= had come.

May you be victorious, O noble Lord! he respectfully announced thus, thereby winning his pleasure and informed that Prahasta the army chief had come.

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AmaTyE> s iht> svER> hStSTvamupiSwt>,
ten dzRnkamen Ahm! Swaipt> -ae. 63236

36. prabho= O, Lord!; prahastaH= Prahasta; upasthitaH=has come; sahitaH= along with; sarvaH= all; amaatyaiH= ministers; darshana kaamena= eager as he is to see; tvaam= you; aham= I; prasthaapitaH= have been sent; tena= by him.

O, Lord! Prahasta has come with all ministers. He has sent me, eager as he is, to see you.

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manmiSt mhara j raj-avat! ]maiNvt,
ikiMcd AaTyiykm! kayRm! te;am! Tvm! dzRnm! k. 63237

37. mahaaraaja= O, king; kshhamaanvita= endowed with patience; asti= there is; kimchit= a little; aatyayikam= urgent; kaaryam= work; raaja bhaavaat= by way of kings duty; tvam= you; kuru= accord; darshanam= audience; teshhaam= to them; nuunam= now.

O, king, endowed with patience! There is a little urgent work by way of kings duty. Please accord them your audience now.

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@tt! uTva dzIvae ra]s itveidtm!,
Azaek vinkam! Tyva mi[am! dzRnm! yyaE. 63238

38. shrutvaa= hearing; etat= the aforesaid; raakshhasa prativeditam= communication of the demon; dashagriivaH= Ravana; tyaktvaa= left; ashokavanikaam= the garden of Ashoka; yayou= and accorded; darshanam= his audience; mantriNaam= to the ministers.

Hearing the aforesaid communication of the demon, Ravana left the garden of Ashoka and bestowed audience to his ministers.

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s tu svRm! smWyR @v mii-> K?Tym! AaTmn>,
s-am! ivZy ivdxe ividTva ram ivmm!. 63239

39. saH=he; samarthaiva= deliberated; aatmanaH= with his; mantribhiH= ministers; sarvam= about the entire things; kR^ityam= to be done; pravishya= entered; sabhaam= the council chamber; viditvaa= and understanding; raamavikramam= about the strength of the Rama; vidhadhe= arranged for what was to be done.

He deliberated with his ministers as to what action in its entirety to be pursued and entered the council-chamber and issued his commands in accordance with the knowledge he possessed of Ramas forces.

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ANtxaRnm! tu tt! zI;Rm! tc! c kamuRkm! %mm!,
jgam rav[Sy @v inyaR[ smnNtrm!. 63240

40. niryaaNa samanantarameva= soon after the departure; raavaNasya= of Ravana; tat shiirshham= that head; tatuttamam= and that distinguished; kaarmukamcha= bow; jagaama= attained; antardhaanam= disappearance.

Soon after the departure of Ravana, the illusory head and bow had vanished.

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ra]s #Ns! tu tE> saxRm! mii-r -Im ivmE>,
smwRyam! Aas tda ram kayR ivinym!. 63241

41. tadaa=then; raakshhasendrastu= Ravana, the king of demons; saartham bhiima vikramaiH= along with his highly powerful;mantribhiH= ministers; samartha yaamaasa= decided; raamakaaryavinishchayam= on the measures he would adopt against Rama.

Then, Ravana the king of demons in consultation with his highly powerful ministers, decided on the measures he would adopt against Rama.

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Aivr iSwtan! svaRn! bl AXy]an! iht @i;[>,
AvIt! kal sd?zae rav[ae ra]s Aixp>. 63242

42. raavaNaH= Ravana; raakshhasaadhipaH= the king of demons; kaalasadR^ishaH= resembling Yama, the god of death; abraviit= addressed; sarvaan= all; balaadhyakshhaan= the generals; hitaishhiNaH= devoted to his interests; aviduurasthitaan= standing nearby.

Ravana the king of demons, resembling Yama the god of death, addressed all the generals standing nearby, devoted to his interests as follows:

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zIm! -erI innaden S)q kae[ Aahten me,
smanyXvm! sENyain vVym! c n kar[m!. 63243

43. bheriininaadena= by the sound of a drum; sphuTam= audibly; koNa hatena= beaten with a drumstick; shiighram= immediately; samaanayadhvam= summon; me=my; sainyaani= forces; nachavaktavyam= without expecting; kaaraNam= a reason.

By a sound of a drum beaten audibly with a drum stick, immediately summon all my forces. Do not tell them the reason for which I am calling.

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tts! twa #it itg& td vcae,
StdEv ta> shsa mhalm!,
smanyMS> cEv smagtm! c te,
Nyvedyn! -tRir yu kaiN]i[. 63244

44. tataH= then; duutaaH= the messengers; pratigR^ihya= answered; tathaa iti= So be it ; tadvachaH= obedient to his words; sahasaa= instantly; samaanayana= gathered together; mahat= a huge; balam= army; tadaiva= then itself; nyavedayan= and informed; bharatari= their lord; yuddhakaaN^kchhiNi= longing for fight; samaagatam= that they had assembled.

Then, the messengers answered, So be it obedient as they were to his words and instantly gathered a huge army together and informed their lord longing for fight, that they had since assembled the army.

 

#Tya;eR Imamay[e AaidkaVye yuka{fe ։iV<z> sgR

Thus completes 32nd Chapter of Yuddha Kanda of the glorious Ramayana of Valmiki, the work of a sage and the oldest epic.


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