Chapter [Sarga] 46

Introduction

The monkeys along with Hanuman and Angada begin to grieve, on beholding the plight of Rama and Lakshmana who were entwined in a net work of arrows. Indrajit informs demons about his adventure of captivating both Rama and Lakshmana by his net work of serpentine arrows. Indrajit strikes the other monkey-cheifs like . Nila, Mainda, Dvivida, Hanuman, Gavaksha and Angada as also Jambavan. When Sugreeva looks depressed on seeing the plight of Rama and Lakshmana, Vibhishana consoles him, saying that Rama is not going to die. He also reassures the disheartened monkeys and infuses confidence in them. Indrajit, in the meanwhile, informs Ravana that both Rama and Lakshmana have been killed. Ravana applauds his son for his daring act.


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tato dy˜m p®thivŸm caiva vŸkÿam˜õ˜ vana okasa× |
dad®þu× samtatau b˜õair bhr˜tarau r˜ma lakÿmaõau || 6-46-1

1. tataH= thereafter; viikSamaaNaaH= surveying; pR^ithiviimahaiva= the earth and; dyaam= the sky; vanaukasaH= the monkeys; dadR^ishaH= beheld; bhraatarau= the brothers; raama lakSmaNau= Rama and Lakshmana; samtatau= covered; baaNaiH= with arrows.

Thereafter, surveying the earth and the sky, the monkeys beheld the brothers Rama and Lakshmana, covered with arrows.

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v®ÿ÷v˜ iva uparate deve k®ta karmaõi r˜kÿase |
˜jag˜ma atha tam deþam sasugrŸvo vibhŸÿaõa× || 6-46-2

2. atha= then; sasugriivaH= along with Sugreeva; vibhiiSaNaH= Vibhishana; aajagaama= came; tam desham= to that place; raakSase= (after) Indrajit; kR^itakarmaNi= finished his work; uparate= and retired; deve iva= (even as) Indra would; vR^iSTi= after raining.

Then, along with Sugreeva, Vibhishana came to that place, after Indrajit finished his work and retired; even as Indra* would, after raining.

· Indra: The god of the sky and the given of rain.

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nŸla dvivida maind˜þ ca suÿeõa sumukha angad˜× |
t¨rõam hanumat˜ s˜rdham anvaþocanta r˜ghavau || 6-46-3

3. niilashcha= Nila; divivadaH= Dvivida; maindah= Mainda; suSeNaH= Sushena; kumudaH= Kumuda; aNgadaH= Angada; hanumataasaardham= along with Hanuman; tuurNam= forthwith; anvashochanta= bega to grieve; raaghavau= for Rama and Lakshman.

Nila, Dvivida, Mainda, Sushena, kumuda, Angada along with Hanuman forthwith began to grieve for Rama and Lakshmana.

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aceÿ÷au manda nihþv˜sau þoõita ogha pariplutau |
þara j˜la ˜citau stabdhau þay˜nau þara talpayo× || 6-46-4
nihþvasantau yath˜ sarpau niþceÿ÷au manda vikramau |
rudhira sr˜va digdha angau t˜panŸy˜v iva dhvajau || 6-46-5
tau vŸra þayane vŸrau þay˜nau manda ceÿ÷itau |
y¨thapais taih pariv®tau b˜ÿpa vy˜kula locanai× || 6-46-6
r˜ghavau patitau d®ÿ÷v˜ þara j˜la sam˜v®tau |
babh¨vur vyathit˜h sarve v˜nar˜h savibhŸÿaõ˜× || 6-46-7

4, 5, 6, 7. manda niH shvaasau= breathing but faitly; pariplutau= bathed; shoNitena= in blood; sharajalaachitau= riddled with innurable arrows; stabdhau= motionless; acheSTau= and lying inactive; shayanau= they lay stretched; shara talpagau= on a bed of arrows; nihshvasantau= sighing; sarpau yathaa= like serpants; nishcheSTau= helpless; mandavikramau= having little prowess; rudhira sraava dighaaN^gau= their limbs smeared with a stream of blood; dhvajau iva= resembling two standards; tapaniiyau= of gold; shayanau= lying; viira shayane= on heroes couch; viirau= those heroes; manda cheSTitau= with tardy movement of their limbs; parivR^itau= were surrounded; svaiH yuuthapaiH= by their monkey leaders; baaSpavyaakula lochanaiH= whose eyes were suffused with tears; dR^iSTvaa= seeing; tau raaghavau= the two Raghavas; shalajaala samanvitau= pierced by a multitude of arrows; sarve= all; vaanaraaH= the monkeys; savibhiiSaNaaH= along with Vibhishana; babhuuvuH= became; vyathitaaH= perturbed.

Breathing but faintly, bathed in blood; riddled with innumerable arrows, motionless and lying inactive, they lay stretched on a bed of arrows, sighing like serpants, helpless, having little prowess, their limbs smeared with a stream of blood, resembling two golden standards, and lying on heroes’ couch, those warriors with tardy movement of their limbs, were surrounded by their monkey-leaders, whose eyes were suffused with tears. Seeing the two Raghavas, pierced by a multitude of arrows, all the monkeys along with Vibhishana became perturbed.

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antarikÿam nirŸkÿanto diþah sarv˜þ ca v˜nar˜× |
na ca enam m˜yay˜ cannam dad®þ¨ r˜vaõim raõe || 6-46-8

8. vaanaraaH= the monkeys; niriikSantaH= surveyed; sarvaaH= all; dishashcha= the quarters; antarikSam= in the sky; na dadR^ishuH= Indrajit the son of Ravana; chhauram= who had veiled himself; maayayaa= in his magic; raNe= in the fight.

The monkeys surveyed all the quarters in the sky, without being able to discover Indrajit (the son of Ravana), who was veiled by his magic powers in the fight.

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tam tu m˜y˜ praticcinnam m˜yay˜ eva vibhŸÿaõa× |
vŸkÿam˜õo dadarþa atha bhr˜tuh putram avasthitam || 6-46-9

9. vibhiiSaNaH= Vibhishana; viikSamaNaH= beholding; maayayaiva= by his magic arts; dadarsha= saw; tam= that; bhraatuH putram= brother’s son; avasthitam= standing; agre= in front; maayaa pratichchhannam= duly hidden by his occult power.

Vibhishana, beholding by his magic arts, saw that nephew, standing nearby, duly hidden by his occult power.

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tam apratima karm˜õam apratidvandvam ˜have |
dadarþa antarhitam vŸram vara d˜n˜d vibhŸÿaõa× || 6-46-10
tejas˜ yaþas˜ caiva vikrameõa ca samyuta× |

10. tam viiram= (Although) that warrior; apratidvandvam= who had no peer in the field; apritam karmaaNam= and who had unique acts to his credit; antarhitam= had made himself invisible; varadaanaat= by virtue of the boon he had received; dadarsha= 9he) was recognized; vibhiiSaNaH= by Vibhishana; tejasaa= who was full of energy; yashasaachaiva= glory; vikrameNa cha= and prowess.

Althought that warrior who had no peer in the field and who had unique exploits, had made himself invisible by virtue of the boon he had received, he was recognized by Vibhishana, who was full of energy, glory and prowess.

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indrajit tv ˜tmanah karma tau þay˜nau samŸkÿya ca || 6-46-11
uv˜ca parama prŸto harÿayan sarva nair®t˜n |

11. samiikSya= contemplating; aatmanaH= his own; karma= feat; indrajittu= Indrajit, however; (gazed); tau cha= on those two warriors; shayanau= stretched (on the earth); parama priitaH= and in an excess of joy; harSayan= wishing to share the joy; sarva raakSasaan= with all the demons; uvaacha= said.

Contemplating his own feat, Indrajit gazed on those two warriors, stretched on the earth and in excess of joy, wishing to share it with all the demons, said.

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d¨ÿaõasya ca hant˜rau kharasya ca mah˜ balau || 6-46-12
s˜ditau m˜makair b˜õair bhr˜tarau r˜ma lakÿmaõau |

12. mahaabalau= the exceedingly strong; bhraatarau= brothers; raama lakSmaNau= Rama and Lakshmana; hantaarau= the killers; kharasya= of Khara; duuSaNasya cha= and Dushana; saaditau= have been killed; maamakaiH= by my; baaNaiH= arrows.

“The exceedingly strong brothers Rama and Lakshmana, the killers of Khara and Dushana have been killed by my arrows.”

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na imau mokÿayitum þaky˜v etasm˜d iÿu bandhan˜t |
sarvair api sam˜gamya sarÿi sanghaih sura asurai× || 6-46-13

13. samaagamya= even were they aided; suraa suraiH= by the gods and demons; sarvaiH= sarSi samghaiH= with the host of sages; imau= these two brothers; na shakyau= would never be able; mokSayitum= to release themselves; etasmaat iSubandhanaat= from those arrows that paralyse them.

“Even were they aided by the gods and demons with the host of sages, these two brothers would never be able to release themselves from those arrows that paralyse them.”

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yat k®te cintay˜nasya þoka ˜rtasya pitur mama || 6-46-14
asp®ÿ÷v˜ þayanam g˜trais tri y˜m˜ y˜ti þarvatŸ |
k®tsn˜ iyam yat k®te lank˜ nadŸ varÿ˜sv iva ˜kul˜ || 6-46-15
so ayam m¨la haro anarthah sarveÿ˜m nihato may˜ |

14, 15. saH= that; anarthaH= non-sensical (pest); muula haraH= which was wearing away the very roots; ayam sarveSaam= of us all; yatkR^ite= on whose account; triyaamaa= the three watches; sharvarii= of the night; yaati= slipped past; mama pituH= my father; yatkR^ite= wherefore; aspR^iSTraa= is unable (even) to touch; shayanam= his couch; gatraiH= with his chinta yaanasya= who remains absorbed in thought; shokaartasya= and stricken with grief; yatkR^ite= and because of whom; kR^itsnaa= the entire; iyam laN^kaa= (this) Lanka; aakulaa= remains agitated; naadii iva= like a river; varSaasu= during the rains; shamitaH= has been destroyed; mayaa= by me.

“This non- sensical pest, which was wearing away the very roots of us all, on whose account, the three watches of the night slipped past my father, who is unable even to touch his couch with his limbs, who remains absorbed in thought and stricken with grief and because of whom, the entire city of Lanka remains agitated, like a river during the rains, has ban destroyed by me.”

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r˜masya lakÿmaõasya eva sarveÿ˜m ca vana okas˜m || 6-46-16
vikram˜ niÿphal˜h sarve yath˜ þaradi toyad˜× |

16. toyadaaH yathaa= as clouds; niSphalaaH= are useless; sharadi= in the autumn; sarveH vikramaaH= (so) are all the exploits; raamasya= of Rama; lakSmaNasyai vaa= Lakshmana; sarveSaam= and all; vanaukasaam= the monkeys.

“As clouds are useless in the autumn, so are all the exploits of Rama, Lakshmana and all the monkeys.”

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evam uktv˜ tu t˜n sarv˜n r˜kÿas˜n parip˜rþvag˜n || 6-46-17
y¨thap˜n api t˜n sarv˜ms t˜ýay˜m ˜sa r˜vaõi× |

17. evam= thus; uktvaa= speaking; sarvaan taan= to all those; raakSasaan= demons; ravaNiH= Indrajit the son of Ravana; taaDayat= struck; sarvaan= all; yuuthaapaanapi= the monkey- chiefs too; parishyataH= who were observing.

Thus speaking to all those demons, Indrajit the son of Ravana (by his arrows0 struck the monkey chief.

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nŸlaÕ navabhir˜hatya maindaÕ sadvividam tath˜ || 6-46-18
tribhistribhiramitraghnastat˜a parameÿubhi× |

18. saH= Indrajit; amitraghnaH= the destroyer of enemies; aahatya= striking; niilam= Nila; navabhiH= with nine (arrows); tataapa= tormented; maindam= Mainda; tathaa= and; sa dvividam= along with Dvivida; tribhiH tribhiH= with three; parameSubhiH= superb arrows (on each).

Striking Nila with nine arrows, Indrajit the destroyer of foes tormented Mainda and Dvivida with three superb arrows on each.

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j˜mbavantam maheÿv˜so viddhv˜ b˜õena vakÿasi || 6-46-19
han¨mato vegavato visasarja þar˜ndaþa |

19. maheSvaasaH= Indrajit the wielder of a great bow; viddhvaa= smacked; vakSasi= in the chest; jaambavantam= of Jambavan; baaNena= with an arrow; visasarja= (and) released; dasha= ten; sharaan= arrows; hanuumataH= (in the chest region of) Hanuman; vegavataH= the swift monkey.

Indrajit the wielder of a great bow smacked the chest-region of Jambavan with an arrow and released ten arrows towards Hanuman, the swift monkey.

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gav˜kÿam þarabham caiva t˜vapyamitavikramau || 6-46-20
dv˜bhy˜m dv˜bhy˜m mah˜vego vivy˜dha yudhi r˜vaõi× |

20. raavaNiH= Indrajit the son of Ravana; mahaavegaH= of great swiftness; vivyaadha= struck; tau= those two; gavaakSam= Gavaksha; sharabham chaiva= and Sharabha; amitavikramau= of unbounded valour; dvaabhyaam dvaabhyaam= with two arrows on each; yudhi= in that battle.

Indrajit the son of Ravana of great swiftness, struck both Gavaksha and Sharabha of unbounded valour with two arrows on each of them, in that battle.

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gol˜ðg¨leþvaraÕ caiva v˜liputramath˜ðgadam || 6-46-21
vivy˜dha bahubhirb˜õaistvaram˜õo'tha r˜vaõi× |

21. atha= thereafter; raavaNiH= Indrajit the son of Ravana; tvaramaaNaH= swiftly bahubhiH baaNaiH= with his many arrows; vivyaadha= struck; golaaN^guuleshvaram= Gavaksha (the ruler of Golangulas); atha= and then; aNgadam= Angada; vaali putram= the son of Vali.

Thereafter, Indrajit the son of Ravana swiftly with his various arrows, struck Gavaksha (the ruler of golangulas) and then Angada the son of Vali too.

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t˜nv˜naravar˜n bhittv˜ þarairagniþikhopamai× || 6-46-22
nan˜da balav˜mstatra mah˜sattva× sa r˜vaõi× |

22. saH raavaNiH= that Indrajit; balavaan= the strong; mahaa sattvaH= and highly courageous demon; bhittvaa= pierced; taan= those; vaanara varaan= jewels among the mokeys; tatra= there; sharaiH= with his arrows; agni shikhopamaiH= resembling flames of fire; nanaada= and began to shout (in triumph).

Indrajit, that strong and highly courageous demons, pierced those jewels among the monkeys there with his arrows which resembled flames of fire and began to shout in triumph.

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t˜n ardayitv˜ b˜õa oghais tr˜sayitv˜ ca v˜nar˜n || 6-46-23
prajah˜sa mah˜ b˜hur vacanam ca idam abravŸt |

23. ardayitvaa= tormenting; taan= them; baaNaughaiH= with a multitude of arrows; traasayitvaa cha= and frightening; vaanaraan= the monkeys; mahaabaahuH= the mighty armed Indrajit; prajahaasa= heartily laughed; abraviit= and spoke; idam= these; vachamcha= words.

Tormenting them with a multitude of arrows and frightening the monkeys, the mighty armed Indrajit heartily laughed and spoke (as follows).

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þara bandhena ghoreõa may˜ baddhau cam¨ mukhe || 6-46-24
sahitau bhr˜tar˜v etau niþ˜mayata r˜kÿas˜× |

24. raakSasaaH= O, demons!; chamuumukhe= at the forefront of the army; nishaamayata= behold; etaubhraatarau= these two brothers (Rama and Lakshmana); baddhau= bound; sahitau= together; mayaa= by me; ghore Na= by a terrible; shara bandhena= net work of arrows.

“O, demons! At the forefront of the army, behold those two brothers (Rama and Lakshmana) bound together by me by a terrible net work of my arrows.”

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evam ukt˜s tu te sarve r˜kÿas˜h k¨÷a yodhina× || 6-46-25
param vismayam ˜jagmuh karmaõ˜ tena toÿit˜× |

25. te sarve raakSasaaH= all those demons; kuuTayodhinaH= the treacherous fighters; evam= thus; uktaaH= spoken (by Indrajit); aapannaaH= were seized; param= with a great; vismayam= wonder; harSitaaH= and were overjoyed.

All those demons, the treacherous fighters on their part, after hearing the words of Indrajit, were seized with a great wonder and were overjoyed.

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vineduþ ca mah˜ n˜d˜n sarve te jalada upam˜× || 6-46-26
hato r˜maiti jn˜tv˜ r˜vaõim samap¨jayan |

26. te sarve= all of them; jaladopamaaH= who were resembling the cloud; vineduH= cried out; mahaanaadaan= great sounds; jJNaatvaa= ascertaining; iti= that; raamaH= “Rama; hataH= is dead; samapuujayan= (they) unanimously cheered; raavaNim= Indrajit.

All of them cheered Indrajit unanimously with a roar like unto thunder, crying “Rama is dead”.

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niÿpandau tu tad˜ d®ÿ÷v˜ t˜v ubhau r˜ma lakÿmaõau || 6-46-27
vasudh˜y˜m niruccv˜sau hat˜v ity anvamanyata |

27. tadaa= then; dR^iSTvaa= seeing; bhraatarau= the two brothers; raamalakSmaNau= Rama and Lakshmana; niSpanau= motionless; niruchchhvaasau= and breathless; vasudhaayaam= on the floor; anvamanyata= (Indrajit) thought; hataaviti= they were deed.

Seeing the two brothers – Rama and Lakshmana lying motionless and breathless on the floor, Indrajit thought they were dead.

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harÿeõa tu sam˜viÿ÷aindrajit samitim jaya× || 6-46-28
praviveþa purŸm lank˜m harÿayan sarva nair®t˜n |

28. Indrajit= Indrajit; samitimjayaH= the victorious in battle; samaviSTaH= filled with; harSeNa= joy; harSayan= and causing delight; sarva nairR^itaan= to all the demons; pravivesha= entered; laNkaam purrim= the city of Lanka.

Indrajit, full of joy and victorious in conflict, returned to Lanka, spreading happiness among the demons.

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r˜ma lakÿmaõayor d®ÿ÷v˜ þarŸre s˜yakaiþ cite || 6-46-29
sarv˜õi ca anga up˜ng˜ni sugrŸvam bhayam ˜viþat |

29. dR^iSTvaa= seeing; raamalakSmaNayoH= Rama and Lakshmana; chite= riddled; saayakaiH= with arrows; shariire= in their bodies; sarvaaNi= (and pierced) in every; aN^gopaaN^gaani= limb and bone; bhayam= a fear; aavishat= had taken possession; sugreevam= of Sugreeva.

Seeing Rama and Lakshmana riddle with arrows and pierced in every limb and bone of their bodies, a great fear had taken possession of Sugreeva.

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tam uv˜ca paritrastam v˜nara indram vibhŸÿaõa× || 6-46-30
sab˜ÿpa vadanam dŸnam þoka vy˜kula locanam |

30. vibhiiSaNaH= Vibhishana; uvaacha= spoke; tam= to that; vaanarendram= Sugreeva; paritrastam= who was frightened; sa baaSpavadanam= with his face filled with tears; diinam= looking helpless; shokavyaakulalochanam= with his eyes agitated in grief.

Vibhishana then spoke to that Sugreeva, who was frightened, whose eyes were filled with tears, looking helpless and whose eyes were agitated in grief.

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alam tr˜sena sugrŸva b˜ÿpa vego nig®hyat˜m || 6-46-31
evam pr˜y˜õi yuddh˜ni vijayo na asti naiÿ÷hika× |

31. sugriiva= O, Sugreeva!; alam= enough; traasena= of your fear; baaSpa vegaH= (let) the rush of your tear; nigR^ihyataam= be restrained; yuddhaani= wars; evam praayaaNi= are like this; vijayaH= victory; naasti= is not; naiSThikaH= certain.

“Have no fear, O Sugreeva! Stay this rush of tears. Wars are like this. Victory is not certain.”

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saþeÿa bh˜gyat˜ asm˜kam yadi vŸra bhaviÿyati || 6-46-32
moham etau prah˜syete bhr˜tarau r˜ma lakÿmaõau |

32. viira= O, Warrior!; sabhaagya sheSataa yadi= if a remnance of luck; bhaviSyati= is there; asmaakam= with us; mahaatmanau= the high-souled; mahaabalau= and the exceedingly strong; etau= these Rama and Lakshman; prahaasyete= they will drive off; moham= this loss of consciousness.

“O, warrior! If a remnance of luck is there with us, the highly-souled and the exceedingly strong Rama and Lakshmana will drive off this loss of consciousness.”

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paryavasth˜paya ˜tm˜nam an˜tham m˜m ca v˜nara || 6-46-33
satya dharma anurakt˜n˜m na asti m®tyu k®tam bhayam |

33. vaanara= O, Sugreeva!; paryavasthaapaya= embolden; aatmaanam= yourself; maama cha= and also me; anaatham= having no protector; naasti= there is no; bhayam= fear; mR^ityukR^itam= of death; satyadharmaabhiraktaanaam= for those who are devoted to truth and righteousness.

“O, Sugreeva! Be courageous and bring about courage in me, having no protector. For those who are devoted to truth and righteousness, there is no fear of death.”

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evam uktv˜ tatas tasya jala klinnena p˜õin˜ || 6-46-34
sugrŸvasya þubhe netre pramam˜rja vibhŸÿaõa× |

34. evam= thus; uktvaa= speaking; vibhiiSaNaH= Vibhishana; tataH= then; pramamaarja= wiped; shubhe= the charming; netre= eyes; tasya sugriivasya= of that Sugreeva; paaNinaa= with his hand; jalaklinnena= moistened in water.

Thus speaking, Vibhishana then wiped the charming eyes of Sugreeva with his hand moistened in water.

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tata× salilam˜d˜ya vidyay˜ parijapya ca || 6-46-35
sugrŸvanetre dharm˜tm˜ pramam˜rja vibhŸÿaõa× |

35. tataH= then; dharmaatmaa= the pious minded; vibhiiSaNaH= Vibhishana; aadaaya= took; salilam= water; parijapya cha= enchanted it; vidyayaa= with an incantation; pramamaarja= and wiped; sugriiva netre= the eyes of Sugreeva.

Then, the pious minded Vibhishana took water, enchanted it with an incantation and wiped the eyes of Sugreeva.

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vim®jya vadanam tasya kapi r˜jasya dhŸmata× || 6-46-36
abravŸt k˜la sampr˜tam asambhr˜ntam idam vaca× |

36. vimR^ijya= having dried; vadanam= the face; tasya kapiraajasya= of that king of monkeys; dhiimataH= the wise one; abraviit= (Vibhishana) spoke; idam vachaH= these words; kaala sampraaptam= full of good sense; asambhraantam= and comfort.

Having dried the face of the wise Sugreeva Vibhishana spoke the following words full of good sense and comfort.

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na k˜la× kapi r˜ja indra vaiklavyam anuvartitum || 6-46-37
atisneho apy ak˜le asmin maraõ˜ya upapadyate |

37. kapiraajendra= O, king of monkeys!; na= this is not; kaalaH= the time; avalambitum= to cling to; vaiklabyam= despondency; asmin= at this; kale= time; atisneho.api= even too much attachment; upakalpate= leads; maraNaaya= to death.

“O, Sugreeva the king of monkeys! This is not the time to cling to despondency. At this hour, even too much attachment leads to death.”

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tasm˜d uts®jya vaiklavyam sarva k˜rya vin˜þanam || 6-46-38
hitam r˜ma purog˜õ˜m sainy˜n˜m anucintyat˜m |

38. tasmaat= therefore; utsR^ijya= abandoning; vaiklabyam= you despair; sarva kaarya vinaashanam= which ruins all actions; upachintaya= and focus; hitam= on how best to serve; sainyaanaam= the troops; raama purogaaNaam= which have Rama going before them.

“Therefore, abandoning your despair, which ruins all actions, focus now on how best to serve the troops which have Rama going before them.

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atha v˜ rakÿyat˜m r˜mo y˜vat samjn˜ viparyaya× || 6-46-39
labdha samjnau tu k˜kutsthau bhayam no vyapaneÿyata× |

39. athavaa= or else; raamaH= (let) Rama; rakSyataam= be protected; yaavat samjJnaa viparyayaH= till he regains consciousness; labdha samjJNau= having regained consciousness; kaakutthsau= Rama and Lakshmana; vyapaneSyataH hi= can indeed drive away; bhayam= the fear; nau= of both of us.

“Or else, let Rama be protected till he regains consciousness. Having regained consciousness, Rama and Lakshmana can indeed drive away the fear of both of us.”

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na etat kimcana r˜masya na ca r˜mo mum¨rÿati || 6-46-40
na hy enam h˜syate lakÿmŸr durlabh˜ y˜ gata ˜yuÿ˜m |

40. etat= this; na= is nothing; raamasya= to Rama; kim chana= not at all; na mumuurSati= not the dying; lakSmiiH= the bodily splendour; yaa= which is; durlabhaa= difficult to be found; gataayuSaam= in those whose longevity of life has run out na haasyatehi= is not abandoning; evam= him.

“This is nothing to Rama nor Rama is going to die. The bodily splendour, which is difficult to be found in those whose longevity of life has run out; is not abandoning him.”

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tasm˜d ˜þv˜saya atm˜nam balam ca ˜þv˜saya svakam || 6-46-41
y˜vat sarv˜õi sainy˜ni punah samsth˜pay˜my aham |

41. tasmaat= therefore; aashvaasaya= console; aatmaanam= yourself; aashvaasaya= and revive; svakam= your; balam= prowess; yaavat= till; aham= I; punaH samsthaapayaami= resotre confidence, sarvaaNi= in the entire; sainyaani= ranks.

"Therefore console yourself and call on your prowess, till I restore confidence in the entire ranks."

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ete hi utphulla nayan˜s tr˜s˜d ˜gata s˜dhvas˜× || 6-46-42
karõe karõe prakathit˜ harayo hari pumgava |

42. harisattama= O, the foremost of monkeys!; ete= these; harayaH= monkeys; phullanayanaaH= having their eyes dilated; traasaat= because of fear; prakathitaaH= are signalling some words; karNe karNe= into each and every ear; aagata saadhvasaaH= terrified as they were.

“O, the foremost of monkeys! These monkeys, having their eyes dilated due to fear, are signaling some words into each other’s ear, terrified as they were.”

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m˜m tu d®ÿ÷v˜ pradh˜vantam anŸkam sampraharÿitum || 6-46-43
tyajantu harayas tr˜sam bhukta p¨rv˜m iva srajam |

43. harayaH= (let) the monkeys; tyajantu= cast off; traasam= their fear; (even as one would discard); srajam iva= a garland; bhukta puurvam= already used; dR^iSTvaa= on seeing; maam= me; pradhavantam= running forth (here and activate there); sampraharSitum= to activate aaniikam= the troops.

“Let the monkeys cast off their fear, even as one would discard a used garland, on seeing me running about to activate the troops.”

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sam˜þv˜sya tu sugrŸvam r˜kÿasa indro vibhŸÿaõa× || 6-46-44
vidrutam v˜nara anŸkam tat sam˜þv˜sayat puna× |

44. saamaashvaasya= having emboldened; sugriiva= Sugreeva; vibhiiSaNaH= Vibhishana; raakSasendraH= the foremost of demons; punaH= once again; samaashvaasayat= reassured; tata raanaraaniikam= that army of monkeys; vidrutam= who were pushing away.

Having emboldened Sugreeva, Vibhishana the foremost of demons once again reassured that army of monkeys, who were pushing away.

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indrajit tu mah˜ m˜yah sarva sainya sam˜v®ta× || 6-46-45
viveþa nagarŸm lank˜m pitaram ca abhyup˜gamat |

45. indrajittu= Indrajit; mahaamaayaH= the great conjurer; vivesha= enterd; laN^kaam nagariim= the city of Lanka; sarva sainya samaavR^itaH= surrounded by all his forces.

Indrajit, the great conjurer, surrounded by all his forces, re-entered the city of Lanka.

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tatra r˜vaõam ˜sŸnam abhiv˜dya k®ta anjali× || 6-46-46
˜cacakÿe priyam pitre nihatau r˜ma lakÿmaõau |

46. aasaadya= approaching; raavaNam= Ravana; tatra= there; (Indrajit); abhivaadya= saluted; kR^itaaNJNaliH= with joined palms; aachachakSe= and said; pitre= to his father; priyam= the pleasing words; (that); raamalakSmaNau= both Rama and Lakshmana, nihatau= had been killed.

Approaching Ravana there and saluting with joined palms, Indrajit informed his father in pleasing words that both Rama and Lakshmana had been slain.

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utpap˜ta tato h®ÿ÷ah putram ca pariÿasvaje || 6-46-47
r˜vaõo rakÿas˜m madhye þrutv˜ þatr¨ nip˜titau |

47. shrutvaa= hearing; madhye= in the midst; rakSasaam= of demons; (that) shatruu= both the enemies, nipaatitau= having been killed raavaNaH= Ravana; tataH= forthwith; utpapaata= sprang on his feet; hR^iSTah= in joy; pariSasvaje= and embraced; putram= his son.

Hearing in the midst of demons, the news that both the enemies having been killed, Ravana forthwith sprang on his feet in joy and embraced his son.

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up˜ghr˜ya sa m¨rdhny enam papracca prŸta m˜nasa× || 6-46-48
p®ccate ca yath˜ v®ttam pitre sarvam nyavedayat |
yath˜ tau þarabandhena niþceÿ÷au niÿprabhau k®tau || 6-46-49

48, 49. upaaghraaya= smelling; tam= him; muurdhni= on his head; priitamaanasaH= Ravana delighted at heart; prapachchha= made enquiries (in the matter); nyavedayat= (Indrajit) reported; yathavR^ittam= (the matter) as it happened; pR^ichhate pitre= to his enquiring father; yathaa= how; tasminH= by him; tau= both Rama and Lakshmana; kR^itam= were made; nishcheSTAu= motion-less; niSprabhau= and luster-less; sharabandhena= by being entwined with arrows.

Smelling on his head, Ravana delighted at heard, made enquiries in the matter. Indrajit reported the matter as it happened, to his enquiring father, as to how both Rama and Lakshmana were made motion-less and luster-less by entwining them with arrows.

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sa harÿa vega anugata antara ˜tm˜ |
þrutv˜ vacas tasya mah˜ rathasya |
jahau jvaram d˜þaratheh samutthitam |
prah®ÿya v˜c˜ abhinananda putram || 6-46-50

50. shrutvaa= hearing; giram= the words; tasya= of him; mahaarathasya= the great charioteer; saH= Ravana; harSavegaanugataantaraatmaa= with his heart filled with a gush of joy; jahau= relinquished; jvaram= his fever; samuttham= caused; daasharatheH= on account of Rama; abhinanda= and applanded; putram= his son; pravR^ichchhavaachaa= with pleasing words.

Hearing the words of Indrajit the great charioteer, Ravana with his heart filled with a gush of joy, relinquished his anguish, caused on account of Rama and applauded his son with pleasing words.

 

ity˜rÿe þrŸmadr˜m˜yaõe ˜dik˜vye yuddhak˜õýe ÿa÷catv˜rimþa× sarga×

Thus completes 46th Chapter of Yuddha Kanda of the glorious Ramayana of Valmiki, the work of a sage and the oldest epic.


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