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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ttae *am! p&iwvIm! cEv vI]ma[a vn Aaeks>,
dzu> sMttaE ba[Er atraE ram lm[aE. 6461

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&va #v %prte deve kt kmRi[ ra]se,
Aajgam Aw tm! dezm! ssuIvae iv-I;[>. 6462

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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nIl iivd mENdaz! c su;e[ sumuo ANgda>,
tU[Rm! hnumta saxRm! ANvzaecNt ra"vaE. 6463

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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AceaE mNd inhasaE zaei[t Aae" pirPlutaE,
zr jal AaictaE StBxaE zyanaE zr tLpyae>. 6464
inhsNtaE ywa spaER ineaE mNd ivmaE,
ixr av idGx ANgaE tapnIyav! #v XvjaE. 6465
taE vIr zyne vIraE zyanaE mNd ceitaE,
yUwpEs! tEh pirv&taE ba:p Vyakl laecnE>. 6466
ra"vaE pittaE va zr jal smav&taE,
b-Uvur Vyiwtah sveR vanrah siv-I;[a>. 6467

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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ANtir]m! inrI]Ntae idzh svaRz! c vanra>,
n c @nm! mayya cm! dzU ravi[m! r[e. 6468

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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tm! tu maya itim! mayya @v iv-I;[>,
vI]ma[ae ddzR Aw atuh pum! AviSwtm!. 6469

9. vibhiiSaNaH= Vibhishana; viikSamaNaH= beholding; maayayaiva= by his magic arts; dadarsha= saw; tam= that; bhraatuH putram= brothers 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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tm! Aitm kmaR[m! AitNm! Aahve,
ddzR ANtihRtm! vIrm! vr danad iv-I;[>. 64610
tejsa yzsa cEv ivme[ c sMyut>,

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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#Nijt! Tv! AaTmnh kmR taE zyanaE smIy c. 64611
%vac prm Itae h;Ryn! svR nE\Rtan!,

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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;[Sy c hNtaraE orSy c mha blaE. 64612
saidtaE mamkEr ba[Er atraE ram lm[aE,

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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n #maE mae]iytum! zKyav! @tSmad #;u bNxnat!,
svERr Aip smagMy si;R sN"Eh sur AsurE>. 64613

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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yt! kte icNtyanSy zaek AatRSy iptur mm. 64614
ASp&va zynm! gaEs! i yama yait zvRtI,
kTa #ym! yt! kte lNka ndI v;aRSv! #v Aakla. 64615
sae Aym! mUl hrae AnwRh sveR;am! inhtae mya,

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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ramSy lm[Sy @v sveR;am! c vn Aaeksam!. 64616
ivma in:)lah sveR ywa zrid taeyda>,

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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@vm! %va tu tan! svaRn! ra]san! pirpaRgan!. 64617
yUwpan! Aip tan! svaRMs! tafyam! Aas ravi[>,

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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nIl< nvi-rahTy mENd< siivdm! twa. 64618
ii-ii-rimǹStta prme;ui->,

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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jaMbvNtm! mhe:vasae ivωva ba[en v]is. 64619
hnUmtae vegvtae ivssjR zraNdz,

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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gva]m! zr-m! cEv tavPyimtivmaE. 64620
a_yam! a_yam! mhavegae ivVyax yuix ravi[>,

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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gaelaler< cEv vailpumwadm!. 64621
ivVyax bi-baR[ESTvrma[ae=w ravi[>,

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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taNvanrvran! i-va zrEriizoaepmE>. 64622
nnad blvaMSt mhasv> s ravi[>,

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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tan! AdRiyTva ba[ Aae"Es! asiyTva c vanran!. 64623
jhas mha bar vcnm! c #dm! AvIt!,

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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zr bNxen "aere[ mya baE cmU muoe. 64624
sihtaE atrav! @taE inzamyt ra]sa>,

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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@vm! %as! tu te sveR ra]sah kq yaeixn>. 64625
prm! ivSmym! AajGmuh kmR[a ten taei;ta>,

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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ivnez! c mha nadan! sveR te jld %pma>. 64626
htae ram#it JnaTva ravi[m! smpUjyn!,

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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in:pNdaE tu tda va tav! %-aE ram lm[aE. 64627
vsuxayam! in!vasaE htav! #Ty! ANvmNyt,

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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h;eR[ tu smaiv#Nijt! simitm! jy>. 64628
ivvez purIm! lNkam! h;Ryn! svR nE\Rtan!,

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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ram lm[yaer va zrIre saykEz! icte. 64629
svaRi[ c ANg %paNgain suIvm! -ym! Aaivzt!,

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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tm! %vac pirStm! vanr #Nm! iv-I;[>. 64630
sba:p vdnm! dInm! zaek Vyakl laecnm!,

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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Alm! asen suIv ba:p vegae ing&tam!. 64631
@vm! ayai[ yuain ivjyae n AiSt nEik>,

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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sze; -aGyta ASmakm! yid vIr -iv:yit. 64632
maehm! @taE haSyete atraE ram lm[aE,

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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pyRvSwapy AaTmanm! Anawm! mam! c vanr. 64633
sTy xmR Anuranam! n AiSt m&Tyu ktm! -ym!,

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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@vm! %va tts! tSy jl ien pai[na. 64634
suIvSy zu-e nee mmajR iv-I;[>,

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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tt> sillmaday iv*ya pirjPy c. 64635
suIvnee xmaRTma mmajR iv-I;[>,

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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ivm&Jy vdnm! tSy kip rajSy xImt>. 64636
AvIt! kal sMatm! AsMaNtm! #dm! vc>,

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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n kal> kip raj #N vEVym! AnuvitRtum!. 64637
Aitehae APy! Akale AiSmn! mr[ay %pp*te,

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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tSmad %Ts&Jy vEVym! svR kayR ivnaznm!. 64638
ihtm! ram puraega[am! sENyanam! AnuicNTytam!,

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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Aw va rytam! ramae yavt! sMJna ivpyRy>. 64639
lBx sMJnaE tu kakTSwaE -ym! nae Vypne:yt>,

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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n @tt! ikMcn ramSy n c ramae mumU;Rit. 64640
n ! @nm! haSyte lmIr lR-a ya gt Aayu;am!,

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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tSmad Aaasy ATmanm! blm! c Aaasy Svkm!. 64641
yavt! svaRi[ sENyain punh sMSwapyaMy! Ahm!,

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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@te ih %T) nynas! asad Aagt saXvsa>. 64642
k[eR k[eR kiwta hryae hir puMgv,

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 others ear, terrified as they were.

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mam! tu va xavNtm! AnIkm! sMhi;Rtum!. 64643
TyjNtu hrys! asm! -u pUvaRm! #v jm!,

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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smaaSy tu suIvm! ra]s #Nae iv-I;[>. 64644
ivԂtm! vanr AnIkm! tt! smaasyt! pun>,

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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#Nijt! tu mha mayh svR sENy smav&t>. 64645
ivvez ngrIm! lNkam! iptrm! c A_yupagmt!,

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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t rav[m! AasInm! Ai-va* kt ANjil>. 64646
Aacc]e iym! ipe inhtaE ram lm[aE,

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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%Tppat ttae h pum! c pir;Svje. 64647
rav[ae r]sam! mXye uTva zU inpaittaE,

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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%paay s mUXNY? @nm! p It mans>. 64648
p&te c ywa v&m! ipe svRm! Nyvedyt!,
ywa taE zrbNxen ineaE in:-aE ktaE. 64649

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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s h;R veg Anugt ANtr AaTma,
uTva vcs! tSy mha rwSy,
jhaE Jvrm! dazrweh smuiTwtm!,
:y vaca Ai-nnNd pum!. 64650

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.

 

#Tya;eR Imamay[e AaidkaVye yuka{fe ;qcTvairMz> sgR

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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July 2005, K. M. K. Murthy