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Book VI : Yuddha Kanda - Book Of War

Chapter [Sarga] 59

Introduction

Feeling desperate at the death of Prahasta, Ravana himself appears on the battle-front for an encounter, along with Akampana, Indrajit, Atikaya, Mahodara, Pishacha, Trishiras, Kumbha, Nimkumbha and Narantaka the foremost of demons. After a tough fight with Sugreeva, Lakshmana, Hanuma and Nila, Ravana encounters Rama in battle, and sustaining an ignominious defeat at the latter's hands and escaping with his life, withdraws to Lanka.

 

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tiSmn! hte ra]s sENy pale,
Plvm! gmanam! ?;-e[ yue,
-Im Aayuxm! sagr tuLy vegm!,
ivԂve ra]s raj sENym!. 6591

1. tasmin= (while) that Prahasta; raakSasa sainyapaale= the Army chief of demons; nihate= was killed; yuddhe= in the battle; plaaN^gamaanaam R^iSabheNa= by Nila, the best among the monkeys; raakSaraaja sainyam= Ravana's army; bhiimaayudham= having terrible weapons; saagara vegatulyam= with the speed of the tide; vidudrave= took to flight.

While Prahasta the Army chief of demons was slain in the battle by Nila the foremost among the monkeys, Ravana's army possessing terrible arms took to flight with the speed of a tide.

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gTva tu r]ae Aixpteh zzMsuh,
sena pitm! pavk sUnu zStm!,
tc! c Aip te;am! vcnm! inzMy,
r]ae Aixph aex vzm! jgam. 6592

2. gatvaa= (The demons) went; shashamsuH= and told; rakSodhipate= Ravana; (that); senaapatiH= Prahasta the Army chief; paavaka suunushastam= had been killed by Nila the son of Fire-god; nishanya= hearing; tat= those; vachanam= words; teSaam= of the demons; rakSodhipaH= Ravana; jagaama= gained; krodhavasham= possession of anger.

The demons went and told Ravana that Prahasta the Army chief had been killed by Nila the son of Fire-god. Hearing those words of the demons, Ravana was possessed of anger.

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sMOye hStm! inhtm! inzMy,
zaek AidRth aex prIt cetah,
%vac tan! nEr?t yaex muOyan!,
#Nae ywa c Amr yaex muOyan!. 6593

3. nishamya= hearing; prahastam= Prahasta; nihatam= having been killed; samkhya= in the battle; (Ravana); krodhaarditaH= afflicted with anger; shokapariita chetaaH= with his heart filled with grief; uvaacha= spoke; taan= to those; raakSasayuuthamukhyaan= leaders of the demoniacal troops; indraH iva= as Indra the Lord of celestials; nirjarayuutha mukhyaan= to the leaders of the celestial troops.

Hearing that Prahasta had perished in the fight, Ravana was afflicted with anger and his heart filled with grief and he addressed the foremost of his leaders as Indra the Lord of celestials to the leaders of the celestial troops (as follows):

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n AvJna irpve kayaR yEr #N bl sUdnh,
sUidth sENy palae me sanuyah skNjrh. 6594

4. ripave= that enemy; nakaaryaa avaJNaa= is not to be despised; yaiH= under whose; suuditaH= blows; indrabala saadanaH= the destroyer of Indra's host; me sainyapaalaH= the leader of my army; saanuyaatraH= with his followers; sakuN^jaraH= and elephants (fell).

"That enemy is not to be despised; under whose blows the destroyer of Indra's host the leader of my army with his followers and elephants fell."

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sae Ahm! irpu ivnazay ivjyay Aivcaryn!,
Svym! @v gim:yaim r[ zI;Rm! td Aтtm!. 6595

5. avichaarayan without hesitation; aham= I; gamiSyaami= will go; svayameva= myself; tat= to that; adbhutam= wonderful; raNashiirSam= battle-front; ripuvinaashaaya= to destroy the enemies; vijayaaya= and to gain victory.

"I myself shall go to that wonderful battle-front without hesitation in order to destroy the enemies and to gain victory."

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A* td vanr AnIkm! ramm! c sh lm[m!,
indRih:yaim ba[ Aae"Er vnm! dIEr #v Aii-h. 6596
A* sMtpRiy:yaim p&iwvIm! kipzaei[tE>,

6. nirdahiSyaami= I shall scorch; tat= that; vaanaraaniikam= army of monkeys; adya= now; saha lakSmaNam= along with Lakshmana; raamam cha= and Rama; baaNaughaiH= by a multitude of arrows; vanamiva= as the forest; (is scorched); diiptaiH= by blazing; agribhiH= fires; adya= today; samtarpayiSyaami= I shall satiate; pR^ithiviim= the earth; kapishoNitaiH= with the blood of monkeys.

"As a forest is consumed by blazing fires, so shall I scorch that army of monkeys now along with Lakshmana and Rama with a multitude of arrows. Today, I shall satiate the earth with the blood of the monkeys."

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s@vm! %va Jvln kazm!,
rwm! turMg %m raij yum!,
kazmanm! vpu;a JvlNtm!,
smaraeh Amr raj zuh. 6597

7. evam= thus; uktvaa= speaking; saH= that Ravana; amararaaja shatruH= the enemy of Indra the king of celestials; samaaruroha= ascended; ratham= his chariot; jvalanaprakaasham= shining like a flame; turangottama raajiyuktam= yoked to a row of the best of horses; jvalantam= and blazing; prakaashamaanam= with an effulgent; vapuSaa= body.

Speaking thus, Ravana the enemy of the Lord of celestials ascended his chariot which shone like a flame and was yoked to a team of excellent horses with its brilliance of an effulgent body.

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s zNo -erI pqh [adEr,
AaS)aeiqt veift isMh nadEh,
pu{yEh StvEz! c APy! Ai-pUJymans!,
Stda yyaE ra]s raj muOyh. 6598

8. tadaa= then; saH= Ravana; raakSasa raajamukhyaH= the best among the kings of demons; yayau= sallied forth; shaN^khabherii paNava praNaadaiH= with the sound of couches; kettle-drums and cymbals; aasphoTita kSveDitaa simhanaadaiH= clapping of hands and leonine roars; supuujyamaanaH= and well acclaimed; puNyaiH= by agreeable; stavaishchaapi= encomiums.

Ravana the best among the kings of demons sallied forth with the sound of couches, kettle-drums, cymbals, clapping of hands and leonine roars and well-acclaimed by agreeable encomiums.

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s nIljImUtinkazpE,
maRMs AznEh pavk dI neEh,
b-aE V?tae ra]s raj muOyEr,
-UtEr V?tae #v Amr $zh. 6599

9. saH= that; raakSasaraajamukhyaH= Ravana; maamshaasanaiH vR^itau= amidst the meat-eating demons; niilajiimuuta nikaasharuupaiH= whose forms resembled mountains and clouds; paavaka diipta netraiH= and whose glances flashed like torches; babhau= shone; rudraH iva= like Rudra; amareshaH= the Lord of immortals; vR^itaH= surrounded; bhuutaiH= by genii.

That Ravana along with the flesh-eating demons whose forms resembled mountains and clouds and whose glances flashed like torches shone like Rudra the Lord of Immortals surrounded by genii.

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ttae ngyaRh shsa mha Aaeja,
in:My td vanr sENym! %m!,
mha A[Rv A Stintm! ddzR,
smu*tm! padp zEl hStm!. 65910

10. tataH= then; mahaujaaH= Ravana who was endowed with extraordinary energy; niSkramya= issuing; sahasaa= all at once; nagaryaaH= from the city; dadarsha= observed; tat= that; ugram vaanara sainyam= ferocious army of monkeys; paadapa shaila hastam= with trees and rocks in their hands; samudyatam= ready for combat; mahaarNavaabhra sanitam= roaring like a vast ocean and a mass-of thunder-clouds.

Ravana who was endowed with extraordinary energy, issuing all at once from the city, observed a ferocious army of monkeys with trees and rocks in their hands, ready for combat and roaring like a vast ocean and a mass of thunder-clouds.

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td ra]s AnIkm! Aitc{fm!,
AalaeKy ramae -ujg #N bah,
iv-I;[m! z_?tam! virm!,
%vac sena Anugth P?wu Ih. 65911

11. aalokya= seeing; tat= that; raakSasaaniikam= army of demons; atiprachaN^Dam= exessively furious; raamaH= Rama; bhujagendra baahuH- whose arms resembled great serpents; sevaanagataH= accompanied by his forces; pR^ithushrii= and having great fortune; uvaacha= spoke; vibhiiSaNam= to Vibhishana; variSTham= the best; shastra bhR^itaam= among the wielders of weaponry.

Seeing that army of demons who were excessively furious, Rama whose arms resembled great serpents, accompanied by his forces and having great fortune, spoke to Vibhishana the best among the wielders of weapons (as follows):

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nana ptaka Xvj z jum!,
as Ais zUl Aayux c jum!,
sENym! ng #N %pm nag jum!,
kSy #dm! A]ae_ym! A-I jum!. 65912

12. kasya= whose; sainyam= army; idam= is this; naanaapataaka dhvajachhatrajuSTam= furnished with every kind of standard, banner and canopy; praasaasishuulaayudha shastra juSTam= armed with javelins, swords, stakes and other weapons and missiles; abhiirujuSTam= presenting fear-less soldiers; akSobhyam= and imperturbable; mahendropama naagajuSTam= with elephants as high as the Mahendra Mountain?

"Who is in command of this army, furnished with every kind of standard, banner and canopy, armed with javelins, swords, stakes and other weapons and missiles and composed of imperturbable soldiers and elephants as high as the Mahendra Mountain?"

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tts! tu ramSy inzMy vaKym!,
iv-I;[h z sman vIyRh,
zzMs ramSy bl vekm!,
mhaTmnam! ra]s puMgvanam!. 65913

13. nishamya= hearing; vaakyam= the words; raamasya= of Rama; vibhiiSaNaH= Vibhishana; shakrasamaanaviirya= having a valour equal to that of Devendra the Lord of Celestials; tataH= then; shashamsa= narrated; raamasya= to Rama; balapravekam= about the choicest army; raakSasa puN^garaanaam= of the foremost among demons; mahaatmanaam= of the highest peculiarity.

Hearing the words of Rama, Vibhishana the equal of Indra in valour, then narrated to Rama about the choicest army of the foremost among demons of the highest peculiarity (as follows):

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yae AsaE gj SkNx gtae mhaTma,
nv %idt AkR %pm ta vh,
kMpyn! nag izrae A_yupEit !,
AkMpnm! Tv! @nm! Aveih rajn!. 65914

14. raajan= O, Prince!; mahaatmaa= that hero; yaH asau= who; navoditaarkopama taamra vaktaH= has a face with a coppery hue resembling a newly rising sun; abhyupaiti= coming; gashkandhagataH= mounted on the back of an elephant; samkampayam naagashiraH= causing the elephant's head to sway; avehi= know; enam= him; akampanam= to be Akampana.

"O Prince! That hero who has a face with a coppery hue resembling a newly rising sun, coming on the back of an elephant causing its head to sway, know him to be Akampana."

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yae AsaE rwSwae M?g raj ketur,
xUNvn! xnuh z xnuh kazm!,
krI #v -aTy! % ivV? dM+h,
s#Nijn! nam vr xanh. 65915

15. yaH asau= He who; rathasthaH= standing in his chariot; dhunvan= brandishing; dhanuH= his bow; shakradhanuH prakaasham= which has a splendour of Indra's bow; mR^igaraajaketuH= who standard bears the image of a lion; bhaati= and who shines; kariiva= like an elephant; ugravivR^itta damSTra= with its terrible curved tusks; saH= he; indrajitnaama= is called Indrajit; vara pradhaanaH= who is renowned for the boons (he had received from Brahma).

"He who, standing in his chariot, brandish his bow which has a splendour of Indra's bow, whose standard bears the image of a lion, and who shines like unto an elephant with its terrible curved tusks, he is Indrajit who is renowned for the boons he had received from Brahma."

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yz! c @; ivNXy ASt mha #N kLpae,
xNvI rwSwae Aitrwae AitvIyRh,
ivS)aryMz! capm! AtuLy manm!,
naa Aitkayae AitivV? kayh. 65916

16. yaH eSaH= he who; dhanvii= the archer; vindhyaastamahendra kalpaH= like unto the Vindhya, Asta or Mahendra Mountains; rathasthaH= standing in his chariot; atirathaH= a mighty warrior; ati viiraH= of superior strength; visphaarayan= who wields; chaapam= a bow; atlyamaanam= of unequalled size; ativivR^ddha kaayaH= having an exceedingly grown body; ayam= he; naamnaa= is named; atikaayat= as Atikaya.

"He who, the archer like unto the Vindhya, Asta or Mahendra Mountains, standing in his chariot, a mighty warrior, of superior strength, who wields a bow of unequalled size and having an exceedingly grown body, he is called Atikaya."

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yae AsaE nv AkR %idt ta c]ur,
Aa "{qa innd [adm!,
gjm! orm! gjRit vE mhaTma,
mha %drae nam s@; vIrh. 65917

17. yaH asau= he who; navaarkodita taamrachakSuH= with tawny eyes resembling the dawn; aaruhya= riding; gajam= an elephant; ghaTTaaninada praNaadam= with its bells jangling, garjati= who is shouting; kharam= aloud; sah eSaH viiraH= he is that strong demon; mahaatmaH= of the highest peculiarity; mahodaranaam= is called Mahodara.

"He who, with tawny eyes resembling the dawn, riding an elephant with its bells jangling, who is shouting aloud, he is that strong demon of the highest peculiarity is called Mahodara."

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yae AsaE hym! kaNcn ic -a{fm!,
Aa sMXya A igir kazm!,
asm! smu*My mrIic nm!,
ipzac@; Azin tuLy vegh. 65918

18. yaH asau= he who; aaruhya= ascending; kaaNchanabhaaN^Dam= the brilliantly caparisoned; hayam= horse; samudyamya= raising high; mariichinaddham= a glearing; praasam= javelin; ashantulya vegaH= possesses a velocity of a well-directed thunder-bolt; samdhyaabhra giriprakaashaH= and resembles a mass of evening clouds a mountain, he is Pishacha."

"He who, ascending the brilliantly caparisoned horse raising high a gleaming javelin, possesses a velocity of a well-directed thunder-bolt and resembles a mass of evening clouds and a mountain, he is Pishacha."

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yz! c @; zUlm! iniztm! g!?,
iv*ut! -m! ikMkr v vegm!,
V?; #Nm! AaSway igir kazm!,
Aayait sae AsaE iizra yzSvI. 65919

19. yaH eSaH= he who; pragR^ihya= seizing; nishitam= a sharp; shuulam= spike; vidyut prabham= with a lightning brilliance; kimkara vajravegam= possesses the velocity of a thunder-bolt; aayaati= comes; aaruuhya= mounting; vR^iSendram= on an excellent bull; shashiprakaasham= which shines like a moon; asau= he; yashasvii= is the illustrious; trishiiraH= Trishiras.

"He who, seizing a sharp spike with a possesses the velocity of a well-directed thunder bolt and comes mounting on an excellent bull which shines like a moon, he is the illustrious Trishiras."

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AsaE c jImUt inkaz ph,
kM-h P?wu VyUF sujat v]ah,
smaihth pg raj ketur,
ivS)aryn! -ait xnur ivxUNvn!. 65920

20. jiimuutanikaasha ruupaH= the other resembling a thunder-bolt; pR^ithuvyuuDha sujaata vakSaaH= of large and well-developed chest; samaahitaH= who has an attentive mind; pannagavaaja ketuH= has the king of snakes as his standard; vidhuunvan= who is moving; visphaarayan= and twanging; dhanuH= the bow; asau= this is; kumbhaH= Kumbha; yaati= leading.

"The other resembling a thunder-bolt, of large and well-developed chest, who has an attentive mind, has the King of Snakes as his standard, who is moving and twanging his bow, he is Kumbha."

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yz! c @; jaMbU nd v jum!,
dIm! sxUmm! pir"m! g!?,
Aayait r]ae bl ketu -Uth,
sae AsaE inkM-ae Aтt "aer kmaR. 65921

21. yaH eSaH= he who; pragR^ihya= holding; parigham= a mace; jaambuunadavajrajuSTam= decorated with gold and diamonds; diiptam= which are radiant (as fire); sadhuumam= and also smoky (studded with sapphires); aayaati= who advances; rakSobalaketubhuutaH= as a standard bearer to the army of demons; saH asau= he as such; nikumbhaH= is Nikumbha; adbhutaviira karmaa= of prodigious exploits.

"He who, holding a mace decorated with gold and diamonds, which are radiant (as fire) and also smoky (studded with sapphires), who advances as a standard bearer tot he army of demons, he is Nikumbha of Prodigious exploits."

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yz! c @; cap Ais zr Aae" jum!,
ptaiknm! pavk dI pm!,
rwm! smaSway iv-aTy! %dae,
nr ANtkae AsaE ng Z?Ng yaexI. 65922

22. yaH eSaH= he who; samasthaaya= mounted; ratham= in a chariot; pataakinam= adorned with flags; paavaka diipta ruupam= gleaming like a glowing blazer; chaapaasisharaugha juSTam= who is furnished with bows, swords and a multitude of arrows; asau= he; naraantakaH= is Narantaka; udagraH= who shines brightly over there; naga shR^iN^gayodhii= who is combat, fights with mountain peaks.

"He who, mounted in a chariot, adorned with flags, gleaming like a glowing blazer, who is furnished with bows swords and a multitude of arrows, he is Narantaka who shines brightly over there and who, in combat, fights with mountain-tops."

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yz! c @; nana ivx "aer pEr,
Vya %+ nag #N M?g #N vEh,
-UtEr V?tae -ait ivV? neEh,
sae AsaE sura[am! Aip dpR hNta. 65923
y @td #N itmm! iv-aitc!,
cTm! istm! sUm zlakm! A!(m!,
A @; r]ae Aixpitr mhaTma,
-UtEr V?tae #v Av-ait. 65924

23, 24. yaH eSaH= He who; vR^itaH= (appears) surrounded by; bhuutaiH naanaa vidhaghoraruupaiH= ghosts of dreadful form; vivR^itta netraiH= of rolling eyes; vyaaghroSTra naagendra mR^igaashvavaktraiH= with heads of tigers, buffalo, mighty elephants, deer and horses; sitam chhatram= under a white canopy; agrayam= which was excellent; suukSmashalaakam= with slender ribs; yatra etat= where it is; vibhaati= shining; indupratimam= like moon; yaH asau= he who; darpahantaa= is the humbler; suraaNaamapi= of the gods themselves; vibhaati= shining; rudraH iva= like unto Rudra; vR^itaH= amidst; bhuutaiH= the genii; eSaH= he; tatra= there; mahaatmaa= is the suzerain; rakSodhipatiH= lord of the demons.

"He who, surrounded by ghosts of dreadful form of rolling eyes, with heads of tigers, buffalo mighty elephants, deer and horses, under an excellent white canopy with slender ribs and shining like a moon, he who is the humbler of the gods themselves, shining like unto Rudra amidst the genii, is the suzerain Lord of Demons there."

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AsaE ikrIqI cl k{fl AaSyae,
nag #N ivNXy %pm -Im kayh,
mha #N vEvSvt dpR hNta,
r]ae Aixph sUyR#v Av-ait. 65925

25. rakSodhipaH= Ravana; kiriiTii= decked with diadem; hantaa= who has brought Indra the Lord of Celestials and Vaivasvata the Lord of Death low; avabhaati= is shining; suuryaH iva= like the sun; chalakuN^DalaasyaH= his countenance is graced by swinging ear-rings; nagendra vindhyopama bhiima kaayaH= his formidable stature equals the Vindhya the Lord of Mountains.

"Ravana, decked with a diadem, who has brought Indra the Lord of celestials and Vaivasvata the Lord of Death low, is shining like the sun. His countenance is graced by ear-rings. His formidable stature equals the Vindhya the Lord of Mountains."

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Tyuvac ttae ramae iv-I;[m! Airm! dmm!,
Ahae dIae mha teja rav[ae ra]s $rh. 65926

26. tataH= then; raamaH= Rama; arindamaH= the anihilator of enemies; pratyuvaacha= answered; vibhiiSaNam= Vibhishana (and said); aho= Alas!; kiipta mahaa tejaaH= what glory, what exceeding majesty; raavaNaH= is Ravana's; raakSasesvaraH= the Lord of Demons!.

Then, Rama the annihilator of enemies, answered Vibhishana and said "Alas! What glory, what majesty is Ravana's the Lord of Demons!

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AaidTy#v :eyae riZmi-r -ait rav[h,
suVym! l]ye ! ASy pm! tejh smaV?tm!. 65927

27. raavaNaH= Ravana; bhaati= is beaming; aadityaH iva= like the Sun; rashmibhiH= with his rays; duSprekSyaH= and difficult to be gazed; na lakSyate hi= neither can the eye rest indeed; asya= on his; ruupam= form; vyaktam= fully manifested; tejaH samaavR^itam= as is covered by magnificence!.

"Ravana is beaming like the sun with his rays difficult to be gazed, neither can the eye rest on him such is the binding strength of his magnificence!"

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dev danv vIra[am! vpur n @vm! ivxm! -vet!,
yad?zm! ra]s #NSy vpur @tt! kazte. 65928

28. vapuH= the body; devadaanavaviiraaNaam= of celestial or demoniacal heroes; na bhavet viraajite= may not be so radiant; evam vidham= in ths way; yaadR^isham= as; etat= this; vapuH= body; raakSasendrasya= of the king of ogres.

"The body of celestial or demonical heroes may not be so radiant in this manner as this body of the king of demons."

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sveR pvRt sMkazah sveR pvRt yaeixnh,
sveR dI Aayux xra yaexz! c ASy mha Aaejsh. 65929

29. sarve= all; yodhaaH= the warriors; asya mahaatmanaH= of the suzerian Lord of demons; parvata sankaashaah= are as high as hills; sarve= all; parvatayodhinaH= fight with mountains; sarve= all; diiptaayudhadharaaH= wield fiery weapons.

"All the warriors of the suzerain Ravana are as high as hills. All fight with mountains. All wield fiery weapons."

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-ait ra]s rajae AsaE dIEr -Im ivmEh,
-UtEh pirV?ts! tI[Er dehvir #v ANtkh. 65930

30. parivR^itaiH= amidst; tiikSNaiH= the fiery; bhuutaiH= ghosts; bhiimadarshanaiH= of terrible aspect; asau= this; rakSoraajaH= king of demons; bhaati= shines; antakaH iva= like the Lord of Death; (surrounded by); pradiiptaiH= blazing; (genii); dehavadbhiH= endowed with hideous.

"Amidst the fiery ghosts of terrible aspect, this king of demons shines like Yama the Lord of Death surrounded by blazing genii endowed with hideous forms."

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id(aym* papaTma mm ipwm! gt>,
A* aex< ivmaeyaim sItahr[sM-vm!. 65931

31. diSTyaa= by good luck; ayam= that; paapaatmaa= wretch; gataH= comes; adya= today; mama= within my; dR^iSTipatham= range of sight!; vimokSyaami= I shall expunge; krodham= my wrath; siitaaharaNa sambhavam= born of Seetha's abduction!

"By good luck, that wretch comes today within my range of sight! Today, I shall expunge my wrath, born of Seetha's abduction!"

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@vm! %va ttae ramae xnur Aaday vIyRvan!,
lm[ Anucrs! tSwaE smuω?Ty zr %mm!. 65932

32. uktvaa= having spoken; evam= thus; viiryavaan= the valiant; raamaH= Rama; lakSmaNaanucharaH= who was accompanied by Lakshmana; aadaaya= took up; dhanuH= his bow; tataH= and then; tasthau= standing erect; samuddR^itya= drew out; sharottamam= and excellent arrow.

Having spoken thus, the valiant Rama who was accompanied by Lakshmana, took up his bow and then standing erect, drew out an excellent arrow.

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tth s r]ae Aixpitr mhaTma,
r]aiMs taNy! Aah mha blain,
are;u cyaR g!?h gaepure;u,
suinV??tas! itt inivRzNkah. 65933

33. tataH= thereafter; saH= that; mahaatmaa= powerful; rakSodhipatiH= Ravana; aaha= spoke; taani= to those; mahaabalaani= exceedingly strong; rakSaamsi= demons (as follows); tiSThata= stay; nirvishaNkaaH= without hesitation; sunirvR^itaaH= and very happily; dvaareSu= at the gates; charyaagR^iha gopureSu= and principal exists, the outposts and fortifications.

Thereafter, that powerful Ravana spoke to those exceedingly strong demons as follows: "Take up your positions unfalteringly and happily at the gates and principal exits, the outposts and fortifications."

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#hagtm! mam! sihtm! -vi,
vRnaEksiimTdm! ividTva,
zUNyam! purIm! :sham! mWy,
x;Ryeyu> shsa smeta>. 65934

34. viditvaa= hearing; maam= of my; aagatam= having come; iha= here; sahitam= with; bhavadbhiH= you; (taking); idam= this; chhidram= to be a weak point; pramathya= and storming; shuunyaam= this desolate; purrim= city; duSprasahaam= which is otherwise difficult to be overpowered; pradharSayeyuH= may destroy it; sahasaa= by surprise.

"Learning of my presence along with you here, taking this to be a weak point and storming this desolate city which is otherwise difficult to be overpowered, the monkeys when united may destroy it by surprise."

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ivsjRiyTva shsa tts! tan!,
gte;u r]hsu ywainyaegm!,
Vydaryd vanr sagr Aae"m!,
mha H;h pUmRm! #v A[Rv Aae"m!. 65935

35. vusarhautvaa= having dismissed; taan= those; sachivaan= counsellors; rakSasuH= and the demons; tataH= thereafter; gateSu= departed; yathaa niyogam= as ordered; vyadaarayat= Ravana began to split asunder; arNavaugham= as the waters of the sea; vaanarasaagaraugham= the sea of monkeys; mahaajhaSaH= in the way as a gigantic fish; mahaajhaSaH= in the way as a gigantic fish; (would rend); puurNam= the entire (expanse of the sea)

Having dismissed those counsellors and as the demons departed as ordered, Ravana thereafter began to split under the waters of the sea of monkeys, in the same way as a gigantic fish would rend the entire expanse of the sea.

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tm! AaptNtm! shsa smIy,
dI #;u capm! yuix ra]s #Nm!,
mht! smuTpaq( mhI xr Am!,
av r]ae Aixpitm! hir $zh. 65936

36. samiikSa= seeing; raakSasendram= Ravana; diipteSu chaapam= with his radiant bow; aapatantam= advancing; sahasaa= suddenly; yudhi= in the battle; hariishaH= Sugreeva the Lord of Monkeys; samutpaaTya= tearing up; mahat= a huge; mahiidharaagram= mountain-top; dudraava= and ran; rakSodhipam= towards that king of demons.

Seeing Ravana with his radiant bow, in the battle, Sugreeva the Lord of Monkeys tearing up a huge mountain-top, ran towards that king of demons.

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tt! zEl Z?Ngm! b V?] sanum!,
g!? ic]ep inza cray,
tm! AaptNtm! shsa smIy,
ib-ed ba[Es! tpnIy puNoEh. 65937

37. pragR^ihya= (Sugreeva) seizing; tat= that; shaila shR^iN^gam= mountain-top; bahu vR^ikSasaanum= with its many trees and ridges; chikSepa= hurled; nishaacharaaya= on Ravana the demon; samiikSya= seeing; tam= that mountain-top; aapatantam= approaching; (Ravana) sahasaa= quickly; chichchheda= broke it asunder; baaNaiH= with his arrows; tapaniiya puNkhaiH= with golden shafts.

Seizing a mountain-top with its many trees and ridges, Sugreeva hurled it on Ravana the demon. Seeing that mountain-top coming towards him, Ravana quickly broke it asunder with his arrows with golden shafts.

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tiSmn! V? %m sanu V?]e,
Z?Nge ivkI[eR pitte P?iwVyam!,
mha Aih kLpm! zrm! ANtk Aa-m!,
smadde ra]s laek nawh. 65938

38. tasmin= (While) that; shR^iN^ge= mountain-top; pravR^iddhottama saanuvR^ikSe= with its well-developed ridges and excellent trees; vidiirNe= was split asunder; patite= and fell; pR^ithivyaam= on earth; raakSasa lokanaathaH= Ravana; antakaabham= like unto another Yama the Lord of Death; samaadadhe= loosed; sharam= an arrow; mahaahi kalpam= resembling a great serpent.

While that mountain-top with its well-developed ridges and excellent trees was rent asunder and fell on the earth, Ravana like unto another Yama the Lord of Death, loosed an arrow resembling a great serpent.

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s tm! g!?hITva Ainl tuLy vegm!,
sivS)ilNg Jvln kazm!,
ba[m! mha #N Azin tuLy vegm!,
ic]ep suIv vxay h. 65939

39. saH= that Ravana; ruSTaH= enraged; gR^ihiitvaa= taking; tam baaNam= that arrow; ashanitulyavegam= with a speed equal to a thunder-bolt; savisphulinga jvalanprakaasham= possessing the brilliance of a fire; mahendraashami tulyavegam= and with a velocity of the thunder-bolt of Indra the Lord of celestials; chikSepa= hurled it; sugriiva vadhaaya= to kill Sugreeva.

The enraged Ravana, taking that arrow with the speed of a thunder bolt of Indra the Lord of celestials and possessing the brilliance of a fire, hurled it to kill Sugreeva.

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s saykae rav[ ba muh,
z Azin Oy vpuh izt Ah,
suIvm! Aasa* ib-ed vegad,
guh $irta aEcm! #v % zih. 65940

40. saH paayakaH= that arrow; raavaNo baahumuktaH= released by Ravana's arm; aasaadya= reached sugriivam= Sugreeva; shakraashaniprakhya vapuH prakaasham= having a bodily splendour equal to that of Indra's thunder-bolt; bibheda= and pierced; (his body); vegaat= in its flight; guheritaa ugrashaktiH= as formerly Guha's spear; (When he discharged it); krounchamiva= at the Krauncha Mountain.

That arrow released by Ravana's arm reached Sugreeva, having a bodily splendour equal to that of Indra's thunder bolt, and pierced his body in its flight as formerly Guha's spear when he discharged it at the Krauncha Mountain.

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s sayk AataeR ivprIt cetah,
kjn! P?iwVyam! inppat vIrh,
tm! ey -UmaE pittm! ivsMJmm!,
neh h?a yuix yatu xanah. 65941

41. saayakaartaH= wounded by that arrow; vipariitachctaaH= which bereft him of consciousness; saH viiraH= that warrior; nipataata= fell; kuujaan= moaning; pR^ithivyaam= to the earth; viikSya= beholding; tam= him; patitam= falling; bhuumau= on the ground; visamjJNam= deprived of his senses; yudhi= in battle; yaatu dhaanaaH= the demons; neduH= raised a shout; prahR^iSTaaH= of joy.

Wounded by that arrow, which bereft him of consciousness, that warrior fell moaning to the earth. Beholding him falling on the ground, deprived of his senses in the battle-field, the demons raised a shout of triumph.

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ttae gv A]ae gvyh sudM+s!,
twa ?;-ae Jyaeit muoae nlz! c,
zElan! smu*My ivV? kayah,
Ԃvus! tm! it ra]s #Nm!. 65942

42. tataH= then; gavaakSaH= Gavaksha; gavayaH= Gavaya; suSeNaH= Sushena; atha= and; R^iSabhaH= Rishabha; jyotimukhaH= Jyotimukha; nalashcha= and Nala; vivR^iddha kaayaaH= of exceeding corpulence; samupaaTya= hearing up; shailaan= rocks; pradudruvuH= rushed; tam raakSasendram prati= towards that Ravana.

Then, Gavaksha, Gavaya, Sushena, Rishabha, Jyotimukha and Nala; of exceeding corpulence tearing up rocks, rushed towards Ravana.

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te;am! haran! s ckar me"an!,
r]ae Aixpae ba[ g[Eh izt AEh,
tan! vanr #Nan! Aip ba[ jalEr,
ib-ed jaMbU nd ic puNoEh. 65943

43. saH rakSodhipaH= that Lord of Demons; baaNashataiH= with hundreds of arrows; shitaagraiH= possessed of sharp points; chakaara= rendered; teSaam= their; prahaaraan= projectiles; moghaan= fruitless; bibheda= and pierced; taan= those; vaanarendraanapi= leaders of the monkeys; baaNajaalaiH= with a multitute of arrows; jaambuunada chitra puNkhaiH= which were marvellously golden shafted.

That Lord of Demons, with hundreds of arrows, possessed of sharp points, rendered their projectiles fruitless and pierced those leaders of the monkeys with a multitude of marvellous golden shafted arrows.

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te vanr #Nas! idz Air ba[Er,
i-a inpetur -uiv -Im pah,
tts! tu td vanr sENym! %m!,
adyam! Aas s ba[ jalEh. 65944

44. bhinnaaH= split up; tridashaaribaaNaiH= by the arrows of Ravana the Enemy of the Gods; te vaanarendraaH= those monkey-leaders; bhiima kaayaaH= of terrifying stature; nipetuH= fell; bhuvi= on the ground; tataH= thereafter; saH= he; prachchhaadayaamaasa= covered; tat= that; ugram= formidable; vaanarasainyam= army of monkeys; baaNa jaalaiH= with shower of arrows.

Pierced by the arrows of Ravana the Enemy of Gods, those monkey-Generals of terrifying stature fell on the ground. Thereupon, he covered that formidable army of monkeys with a shower of arrows.

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te vXymanah pitt A!( vIra,
nan*mana -y zLy ivah,
zaoa M?ga rav[ sayk AataR,
jGmuh zr{ym! zr[m! Sm ramm!. 65945

45. vadhyamaanaH= assailed; patitaaH= and fallen down; te shaakhaamR^igaaH= those monkeys; viiraaH= the warriors; naandyamaanaaH= emitted cries; bhaya shalya viddhaaH= as though struck by an arrow of terror; raavaNa saaya kaartaaH= whom Ravana was destroying with his darts; jagmuHsma= fled; sharaNam= for refuge; raamam= to Rama; sharaNyam= who affords protection.

Assailed and fallen down, those monkey-warriors, emitted cries as though struck by an arrow of terror, whom Ravana was destroying with his darts and fled for refuge to Rama who is capable of affording protection to all.

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ttae mhaTma s xnur xnu:man!,
Aaday ramh shra jgam,
tm! lm[h aNjilr A_yupeTy,
%vac vaKym! prm AwR yum!. 65946

46. tataH= then; mahaatmaa= the high-souled; saH raamaH= Rama; dhanuSmaan= the skillful archer; aadaaya= taking; dhanuH= his bow; jagaama= set ou; sahasaa= at once; lakSmaNaH= Lakshmana; abhyupetya= approaching; tam= him; praaJNaliH= with joined palms; uvaacha= spoke; vaakyam= (the following) words; paramaarthayuktam= which were very meaningful.

Then the high-souled Rama the skilful archer, taking his bow, set out at once. Lakshmana, however, approaching him with joined palms, spoke very meaningful words follows:

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kamm! AayRh supyaRae vxay ASy raTmnh,
ivxim:yaMy! Ahm! nIcm! AnujanIih mam! iv-ae. 65947

47. aaryaH= O, Noble Brother!; suparyaaptaH kaamam= of my own accord I am quite sufficient; vadhaaya= for killing; asya= of this Ravana; duraatmanaH= the wretched; vibho= O, Lord! aham= I; vidhamiSyaami= shall slay; etam= him; anujaaniihi= permit; maani= me.

"O, noble Brother! Of my own accord, I am able to kill this wretched Ravana. O, Lord! I shall slay him. Permit me to do so."

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tm! AvIn! mha teja ramh sTy pramh,
g y prz! c Aip -v lm[ sMyuge. 65948

48. mahaatijaaH= the exceedingly powerful; satyaparaakramaH= and the truly courageous; raamaH= Rama; abraviit= spoke; tam= to that Lakshmana (as follows); gachchha= go; lakSmaNa= Lakshmana!; samyuge= and in this duel; bhava= be; yatna parashchaapi= strennous also.

The exceedingly powerful and the truly courageous Rama spoke to that Lakshmana as follows: "Go, Lakshmana and also be strenuous in this duel."

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rav[ae ih mha vIyaeR r[e Aтt pramh,
ElaeKyen Aip sMae :sae n sMzyh. 65949

49. raavaNaH= Ravana; mahaaviiryaH= is endowed with great strength; adbhuta paraakramaH= and has outstanding prowess; raNe= in war; trailokyenaapi= the three worlds themselves; duShprasahyaH= could not withstand; duShprasahyah= could not withstand; samkruddhaH= his fury; no= there is no; samshayaH= doubt.

Ravana is endowed with great strength and possesses an outstanding prowess during a war. The Three Worlds themselves could not withstand his fury. There is no doubt about it.

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tSy icai[ magRSv Svc! icai[ c gaepy,
c]u;a xnu;a yad r] AaTmanm! smaihth. 65950

50. maargasya= seek out; tasya= his; chhidraaNi= weak points; lakSaya= and guard; svachchhidraaNi cha= against your own; yopaayasva= defend; aatmaanam= yourself; samaahitaH= vigilantly; chakSusaa= with eye; dhanuSaa= and bow.

"Seek out his weak points and guard against your own. Defend yourself vigilantly with your eye and bow."

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ra"vSy vch uTva sMpir:vJy pUJy c,
Ai-va* ttae ramm! yyaE saEimir Aahvm!. 65951

51. shrutvaa= hearing; vachaH= the words; raaghavasya= of Rama; saumitriH= Lakshmana; sampariSvajya= embracing him; puujya= (thereafter) offering obeisance to him; abhivaadhya cha= and bidding farewell; raamaaya= to Rama; yayau= went; aahavam= to the battle.

Hearing the words of Rama, Lakshmana embraced him, thereafter offering obeisance and bidding him farewell, he entered the battle-field.

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s rav[m! var[ hSt bar,
ddzR dI %*t -Im capm!,
adyNtm! zrV?i jalEs!,
tan! vanran! i- ivkI[R dehan!. 65952

52. saH= Lakshmana; dadarsha= saw; raavaNam= Ravana; vaaraNa hasta baahum= with arms as large as the trunks of elephants; bhiimodyatadiiptachaapam= who was brandishing his dread and fiery bow; prachchhaadayantam= bhinnavikiirNa dehaan= whose bodies he had severed; sharavR^iSTijaalaiH= with a close rain of darts.

Lakshmana then saw Ravana with arms as large as the trunks of elephants, who was brandishing his dreadful and fiery bow, covering those monkeys whose bodies he had severed with a close rain of darts.

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tm! AalaeKy mha teja hnUman! mat AaTmja,
invayR zr jalain av s rav[m!. 65953

53. saH= that; hanumaan= Hanuma; mahaatejaaH= the exceedingly energetic one; maarutaatmajaH= born of Maruta the god of wind; aalokya= beholding; tam= that Ravana; nivaarya= in order to end; sharajaalaani= that rain of arrows; vidudraava= rushed on; raavaNam= Ravana.

The exceedingly energetic Hanuma, born of Maruta the god of wind, beholding this, rushed on Ravana in order to bring that rain of arrows to an end.

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rwm! tSy smasa* -ujm! %*My di][m!,
asyn! rav[m! xIman! hnUman! vaKym! AvIt!. 65954

54. samaasaadya= approaching; tasya= his; ratham= chariot; dhiimaan= the sagacious; hanumaan= Hanuma; udyamya= lifted; dakSiNam= his right; baahum= arm; abraviit= and spoke; vaakyam= the following words; traasayan= which wee threatening.

Approaching his chariot, the sagacious Hanuma lifted his right arm and spoke the following threatening words to Ravana:

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dev danv gNxvaR y]az! c sh ra]sEh,
AvXyTvat! Tvya -a vanre_ys! tu te -ym!. 65955

55. praaptam= (A boon) was obtained; tvayaa= by you; avadhyam= being invulnerable; deva daanava gandharve= to celestials, demons, celestial musicians; saharaakSasaiH= along with ogres; yakSaishcha= and semi-divine beings; vaanarebhyastu= but monkeys; bhayam= are a danger; te= to you.

"You have obtained the boon of invulnerability to the celestials, demons, celestial musicians, ogres and semi-divine beings. But monkeys are a danger to you."

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@; me di][ae bah pNc zaoh smu*th,
ivxim:yit te dehad -Ut AaTmanm! icr %i;tm!. 65956

56. eSaH paN^cha shaakhaH= this five-branched; dakSiNaH baahuH= right hand; me= of mine; samudyataH= which I now raise; vidhamiSyati= will rob you; bhuutaatmaanam= of your self consisting of elements (life); chiroSitam= that has long been resident; te= in your; dehe= body.

"This five-branched right hand of mine, which I now raise, will rob you of your life that has long been resident in your body."

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uTva hnUmtae vaKym! rav[ae -Im ivmh,
s nynh aexad #dm! vcnm! AvIt!. 65957

57. shrutvaa= hearing; vaakyam= the words; hanumataH= of Hanuma; bhiimavikramaH= the exceedingly valiant; raavaNaH= Ravana; samrakta nayanaH= his eyes inflamed; krodhaat= with anger; abraviit= spoke; idam= these; vachanam= words.

Hearing the words of Hanuma, the exceedingly valiant Ravana, his eyes inflamed with anger, answered.

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i]m! hr inhzNkm! iSwram! kIitRm! Avauih,
tts! Tvam! Jnait ivaNtm! naziy:yaim vanr. 65958

58. prahara= strike; kSipram= quickly; niH shaNTkam= without fear; vaanara= O, Monkey!; avaapnuhi= win; sthiraam= eternal; kiirtim= renown; tataH= thereafter; naashayiSyaami= I shall destroy; tvaam= you; jJNaata vikraantam= after knowing your strength.

"Strike quickly without fear, O Monkey! Win eternal renown. Thereafter, I shall destroy you, after measuring your strength."

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rav[Sy vch uTva vayu sUnur vcae AvIt!,
h?tm! ih mya pUvRm! A]m! Smr sutm! tv. 65959

59. shrutvaa= hearing; vachaH= the words; raavaNasya= of Ravana; vaayusuumuH= Hanuma the son of wind-god; abraviit= spoke; vachaH= (the following) words; smara= recollect; tava= your; sutam= son; akSam= Aksha; puurvam= who was formerly; prahastam hi= struck (killed) already; mayaa= by me.

Hearing the words of Ravana, Hanuma the son of wind-god spoke the following words: "Recollect that I have killed your son Aksha already."

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@vm! %ae mha teja rav[ae ra]s $rh,
Aaj"an Ainl sutm! tlen %ris vIyRvan!. 65960

60. evam= thus; uktaH= spoken; mahaatejaaH= the highly energetic; viiryavaan= and the valiant; raakSaseshvaraH= Ravana the Lord of Demons; aajaghaana= struck; anilasutam= Hanuma the son of Anila; urasi= on his chest; talena= with the palm of his hand.

Thus spoken, the highly energetic and the valiant Ravana the Lord of Demons struck Hanuma the son of Anila a violent blow on his chest with the palm of his hand.

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s tl Ai-hts! ten ccal c mur muh,
Aaj"an Ai-sMs! tlen @v Amr i;m!. 65961
Aaj"an c sMStlenEvamri;m!,

61. saH= Hanuma; talaabhihataH= thus struck with the palm; tena= of Ravana; chachaalacha= reeled; muhurmuhuH= repeatedly; mahaamatiH= the highly sagacious; tejasvii= and illustrious Hanuma; muhuurtam= within a moment; sthitaH kR^itvaa= secured; sthairyam= his balance; samkR^iddhaa= and enraged as he was; aajaghaava= struck; amaradviSam= Ravana the enemy of Immortals; talenaiva= with the very palm of his hand.

Hanuma, thus struck with Ravana's palm, reeled repeatedly. Thereafter the highly sagacious and illustrious Hanuma secured his balance within a moment and in fury, struck Ravana the enemy of Immortals with the very palm of his hand.

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tts! tlen Ai-htae vanre[ mhaTmna. 65962
dzIvh smaxUtae ywa -Uim cle Aclh,

62. tataH= then; dashagriivaH= Ravana; abhihataH= struck; tena vaanareNa= by that monkey, Hanuma; mahaatmanaa= the mighty; samaadhuutaH= was shaken; achalaH yathaa= like a mountain; bhuumichale= during an earth-quake.

Under the violent impact of the blow of the mighty Hanuma Ravana shook like a mountain when the earth trembles.

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sMame tm! twa d?v rav[m! tl taiftm!. 65963
?;yae vanrah isa ner devah sh Asurah,

63. dR^iSTvaa= beholding; tam raavaNam= that Ravana; tathaa= thus; talataaDitam= struck by a palm; samgraame= in the battle; R^iSayaH= the sages; vaanaraaH= monkeys; siddhaaH= semi=divine beings; asuraiH saha= along with the demons; devaaH= and celestials; neduH= made a resounding approbation.

Beholding Ravana struck in the fight by Hanuma's palm; the sages, monkeys, semi-divine beings, along with celestials and demons raised a resounding approbation.

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Aw AaSy mha teja rav[ae vaKym! AvIt!. 65964
saxu vanr vIyeR[ a"nIyae Ais me irpuh,

64. atha= thereafter; mahaatejaaH= the extremely spirited; raavaNaH= Ravana; aashvasya= after regaining his breath; abraviit= spoke; vaakyam= the following words; vaanara= O, monkey!; sadhu= well done;, well done!; viiryeNa= by your valour; asi= you are; me= my; ripuH= enemy; shlaaghaniiya= worthy of praise.

Then, the extremely spirited Ravana, having regained his breath, spoke the following words: "Well done! Well done! O, monkey! You are my adversary, worthy of praise by your valour!"

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rav[en @vm! %s! tu maitr vaKym! AvIt!. 65965
ixg! AStu mm vIyRm! tu yt! Tvm! jIvis rav[,

65. evam= thus; uktaH= spoken; raavaNena= by Ravana; maarutiH= Hanuma; abraviit= spoke; vaakyam= these words; raavaNa= O, Ravana! dhikastu= cursed be; viiryasy of my valour; yat= by which; tvam= you; jiivasi= (still) survive!

Then, Hanuma answered, "O, Ravana! Cursed by that strength since you do still survive!"

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sK?t! tu hr #danIm! buRe ikm! ivkTwse. 65966
tts! Tvam! mamkae muir niy:yaim ywa ]ym!,

66. durbuddhe= O, foolish fellow! kim vikatthase= why do you boast of yourself?; idaaniim= now; prahara= strike (me); sakR^it= once; tataH= thereupon; maamakaH= my; muSTiH= fist; nayiSyati= will get; tvaam= you; yamakSayan= to the Abode Yama the Lord of Death!

"O, foolish fellow! Why this boasting? Now come, strike me once! My fist is about to dispatch you to the Abode of Yama the Lord of Death!"

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ttae mait vaKyen aexs! tSy tda AJvlt!. 65967
s nynae yan! muim! %*My di][m!,
patyam! Aas vegen vanr %ris vIyRvan!. 65968

67, 68. tataH= thereafter; maaruti vaakyena= by the words of Hanuma; tasya= Ravana's kopaH= fury; tadaa= then= then; ajvalat= was inflamed; samrakta nayanaH= with his eyes becoming red; udyanaH= and lifting; dakSiNam= his right; muSTim= fist; yatnaat= with zeal; viiryavaan= the valiant Ravana; paatayaamaasa= and knocked a blow; vegena= swiftly; vaanarorasi= on Hanuma's chest.

Hearing the words of Hanuma, the powerful Ravana, enraged, his eyes red with fury and whirling his fist with force knocked it down violently on Hanuma's chest.

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hnUman! v]is VyUxe sMccal hth punh,
ivlm! tm! tda d?va hnUmNtm! mha blm!. 65969
rwen Aitrwh zIm! nIlm! it sm_ygat!,

69. hanumaan= Hanuma; vyuuDhe vakSasi= struck on his broad chest; samchachaala= reeled; punaH punaH= again and again; dR^iSTvaa= seeing tam= that; mahaabalam= mighty; hanuumantaam= Hanuma; vihvalam= exhausted; atirathaH= Ravana; samabhyagaat= advanced; shiighram= quickly; rathena= by his chariot; niilam prati= towards Nila.

Under the shock, Hanuma reeled once again. Seeing that mighty Hanuma exhausted, Ravana turned his chariot towards Nila.

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ra]sanamixpitdRzIv>. 65970
pg itmEr -ImEh pr mmR Ait-eidi-h,
zrEr AadIpyam! Aas nIlm! hir cmU pitm!. 65971

70, 71. dashagriivaH= Ravana; praataapavaan= the powerful; adhipatiH= lord; raakSasaanaam= of demons; aadiipayaamaasa= blazed up (overwhelmed); niilam= Nila; harichamuupatim= the Army-general of monkeys; bhiimaiH= with terrific; sharaiH= arrows; pannaga pratimaiH= in the likeness of serpents; para marmaadi bhedanaiH= which can pierce the vital parts of his enemy.

With his terrific arrows in the likeness of serpents, Ravana the powerful Lord of Demons pierced the vital parts of his enemy, thus overwhelming Nila the Monkey-general.

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s zr Aae" smayStae nIlh kip cmU pith,
kre[ @ken zEl Am! r]ae Aixptye AS?jt!. 65972

72. saH niilaH= that Nila; harichamuupatiH= the Army general of monkeys; sharaugha samayastaH= tormented by a flood of arrows; asR^ijat= hurled; ekena= with one; kareNa= hand; shailaagram= a mountain-top; rakSodhipataye= on Ravana, the king of Demons.

Nila, the Army General of Monkeys, tormented by that hail of arrows, with one hand hurled a great rock at Ravana the king of demons.

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hnUman! Aip tejSvI smaStae mha mnah,
ive]ma[ae yu $Psuh srae;m! #dm! AvIt!. 65973
nIlen sh sMyum! rav[m! ra]s $rm!,
ANyen yuXymanSy n yum! Ai-xavnm!. 65974

73, 74. hanuumapi= Hanuma also; tejasvii= who was burning with courage; mahaamanaaH= and having exalted mind; samaashvastaH= regained his breath; yuddhepsuit= and desirous to fight; viprekSamaaNaH= beheld (on both sides); saroSam= and with fury; abraviit= spoke; idam= these words; raavaNam= to Ravana; raakSaseshvaram= the lord of demons; samsaktam= who occupied in fight; niilena saha= with Nila; nayuktam= it is not proper; abhidhaavanam= to attack; yuddhyamaanasya= a person who doing a fight; anyena= with another.

Meanwhile, Hanuma of exalted mind, burning with courage, regained his breath and in his martial ire cried out furiously towards Ravana, the Lord of Demons who occupied in fight with Nila as follows: "It is not proper to engage in a combat with a person who is already doing a fight with another."

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rav[ae Aip mha tejas! tt! Z?Ngm! si-h zrEh,
Aaj"an sutI[ AEs! td ivkI[Rm! ppat h. 65975

75. atha= when; mahaatejaaH= the mighty; raavaNaH= Ravana; aajaghaana= struck; tam shR^iNgam= that rock; saptabhiH sharaiH= with seven arrows; sutikSNaagraiH= having very sharp ends; tat= and it; papaata ha= fell down; vishiirNam= crumbling to pieces.

Then, the mighty Ravana, however, shattered the rock hurled by Nila with seven pointed arrows and it fell down, crumbling to pieces.

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td ivkI[Rm! igreh Z?Ngm! d?va hir cmU pith,
kal Air #v jJval aexen pr vIrha. 65976

76. dR^iSTvaa= seeing; tat= that; shR^iN^gam= rock; vishiirNam= crumbling to pieces; chamuupatiH= the Army general, Nila; paraviirahaa= the destroyer of enemies; jajvaala= inflamed; kopena= with fury; kaalagniriva= who resembled the Fire of Time.

Seeing that rock crumbling to pieces, Nila the Army-general the destroyer of enemies who resembled the Fire of Time, glowed with fury.

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sae A k[aRn! xvan! salaMz! cUtaMz! c Aip supui:ptan!,
ANyaMz! c ivivxan! V?]an! nIlz! ic]ep sMyuge. 65977

77. samyuge= In the battle; saH niilaH= that Nila; chikSepa=hurled; ashvakarNa drumaan= Aswakarna trees; shaalaan= Shala trees; supuSpitaan= in good flowering; chuutaanapi= Chuta trees; anyaan= and other; vividhaan= various types; vR^ikSaan= of trees.

In that fight, Nila hurled Aswakarna trees, Shala trees with extensive flowering, Chuta trees and other various types of trees.

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s tan! V?]an! smasa* iticed rav[h,
A_yv;Rt! su"aere[ zr v;eR[ pavikm!. 65978

78. saH raavaNaH= that Ravana; prati samaasaadya= confronting; taan= those; vR^ikSaan= trees; chichheda= bursted them; abhyavarSachcha= and showered; ghoreNa= terrific; sharavarSaNa= hail of darts; paavakim= on Nila the son of Fire-God.

Ravana, confronting those trees, bursted them and showered a hail of dangerous darts on Nila the son of Fire-God.

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Ai-V?h zr Aae"e[ me"en #v mha Aclh,
Svm! K?Tva tda pm! Xvj Ae inppat h. 65979

79. abhivR^iSTaH= showered (thus); sharaugheNa= by a multitude of arrows; meheneva= as from a cloud; mahaabalaH= the mighty Nila; tataH= then; kR^itvaa= made; ruupam= his form; hrasvam= short; nipapaata= and jumped on; dhvajaagre= to the top of the standard.

Showered by a multitude of shafts, as from a cloud, the mighty Nila assumed a diminutive form and leapt on to the point of Ravana's standard.

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pavk AaTmjm! AalaeKy Xvj Ae smviSwtm!,
jJval rav[h aexat! ttae nIlae nnad h. 65980

80. aalokya= seeing; paavakaatmajam= Nila the son of Fire-God; samavasthitam= standing well; dhvajaagre= on the point of his standard; raavaNaH= Ravana; jajvaala= thereafter; niilaH= Nila; nanaada cha= shouted loudly.

Seeing Nila the son of Fire-God standing well on the point of his standard, Ravana inflamed with fury. Then, Nila shouted loudly.

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Xvj Ae xnu;z! c Ae ikrIq Ae c tm! hirm!,
lm[ae Aw hnUmaMz! c d?va ramz! c iviSmtah. 65981

81. dR^iSTvaa= beholding; tam harim= that monkey; dhvajaagre= on the point of Ravana's standard; agre= and on the top; kiriiTaagre cha= of his diadem; lakSmaNaH= Lakshmana; atha= and; hanumaamshcha= Hanuma; raamashcha= and Rama; vismitaaH= were surprised.

Beholding that monkey sometimes leaping on to the point of Ravana's standard sometimes on to the tip of his bow and sometimes on to the peak of his diadem, Lakshmana, Hanuma and Rama were astonished.

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rav[ae Aip mha tejah kip la"v iviSmth,
Am! Aaharyam! Aas dIm! Aaeym! Aтtm!. 65982

82. atha= then; mahaatejaaH= the mighty; raavaNaH= Ravana; kapilaaghava vismitaH= surprised at the agility of the monkey; aahaarayaamaasa= seized; diiptam= a glowing; adbhutam= and wonderful; aagneyam astram= weapon of Fire.

The mighty Ravana, amazed at the monkey's agility, seized a marvellous and glowing arrow called Agneya the weapon of Fire.

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tts! te cuzur h?a lBx lyah Plvm! gmah,
nIl la"v sMaNtm! d?va rav[m! Aahve. 65983

83. tataH= thereafter; te plavaN^gamaaH= those monkeys; chukrushuH= shouted; hR^iSTaaH= joyously; raavaNam= over Ravana; niilalaaghava sambhraantam= being disconcerted for Nila's agility, of his leaping about; aahave= in combat; labdhalakSaaH= finding an occasion for jubilation.

Thereafter, those monkeys who felt rejoiced to see Ravana disconcerted at the agility of Nila and had found an occasion for jubilation, shouted joyously.

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vanra[am! c naden sBxae rav[s! tda,
sMm Aaiv h?dyae n ikiMct! Typ*t. 65984

84. tadaa= then; samarabhaH= provoked; naadena= by the shouts; vaanaraaNaam= of the monkeys; sambhramaaviSTa hR^idayaH= his heart possessed with confusion; pratyapadyata= did not know; kimchit= what to do.

Then, provoked by the shouts of the monkeys, his heart possessed with confusing, Ravana did not know what to do.

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Aaeyen Aw sMyum! g!?hITva rav[h zrm!,
Xvj zI;R iSwtm! nIlm! %dE]t inza crh. 65985

85. raavaNaH= Ravana; nishaacharaH= the demons; gR^ihiitvaa= taking up; sharam= an arrow; aagneyaa= charged with the missile presided over by the Fire-God; udaikSata= aimed at; niilam= Nila; dhvajashiirSa sthitam= who had perched on the tip of his standard.

Ravana the demon, taking up an arrow, charged with the missile presided over by the fire-God, aimed at Nila who had perched on the tip of his standard.

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ttae AvIn! mha teja rav[ae ra]s $rh,
kpe la"v yuae Ais mayya prya Anya. 65986

86. tataH= then; mahaatejaaH= the mighty; raakSaseshvaraH= king of demons; raavaNaH= Ravana; abraviit= said; kape= O, monkey!; asi= you are endowed; laaghavayuktaH= with agility; paayaa maayaa saha= combined with a supreme power of magic.

Then, Ravana the king of demons said,: "O monkey! You are endowed with agility combined with a supreme power of magic."

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jIivtm! olu r]Sv yid zaei; vanr,
tain taNy! AaTm pai[ S?jse Tvm! Anekzh. 65987

87. vaanara= O, monkey!; tvam= you; sR^ijasi= are creating; taani taani anekashaH= numerous deeds of various kinds; aatmaruupaaNi= worthy of your own self; rakSasva khalu= Indeed save; jiivitam= your life; asi yadi= if you are; shaktaH= capable.

"Do you save your life if you can, eventhogh you are creating numerous deeds of various kinds indeed worthy of your own self, O, monkey!"

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twa Aip Tvam! mya muh saykae A yaeijth,
jIivtm! pirr]Ntm! jIivtad Mziy:yit. 65988

88. tathaapi= even then; saayakaH= the arrow; astraprayojitaH= charged with a mystic missile; mutaH= that is about to be loosened; mayaa= by me; bhramshayiSyati= will severe; tvaam= you; jiivitaat= from life; jiivitam= which existence; parirakSantam= you seek to preserve.

"Even then, the arrow charged with a mystic missile I am about to loose, will severe you from life, which existence you seek to preserve."

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@vm! %va mha ba rav[ae ra]s $rh,
sMxay ba[m! Ae[ cmU pitm! Atafyt!. 65989

89. evam= thus; uktvaa= speaking; raavaNaH= Ravana; raavaNashvaraH= the King of Demons; mahaabaahuH= having mighty arms; samdhaaya= having placed; astreNa= Agni missile; baaNam= with his arrow; ataaDayat= struck; chamuupatim= Nila the Army-General.

Thus speaking, Ravana the long-armed King of Demons, having placed Agni Missile with his arrow, struck Nila the Army-General.

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sae A yuen ba[en nIlae v]is taifth,
indRmanh shsa inppat mhI tle. 65990

90. taaDitaH= Struck; vakSasi= on the chest; baaNena= by the arrow; astrayuktena= combined with a missile; niilaH= Nila; nirdahyamaanaH= being burnt all over; sahasaa= suddenly; nipapaata= fell; mahiitale= to the ground.

Struck on the chest by the arrow combined with a missile, Nila being burnt all over, suddenly fell to the ground.

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ipT? mahaTMy sMyaegad AaTmnz! c Aip tejsa,
janu_yam! Aptd -UmaE n c a[Er VyyuJyt. 65991

91. tu= yet; pitR^imahaatmaya samyogaat= by virtue of the powerful aid of his own; tejasaachaapi= native vigour; nyapatat= though brought; jaanubhyaam= to his knees; bhuumau= on to the earth; navyayujyata= he was not deprived; praaNaiH= of his life.

Yet by virtue of the powerful aid of his father and his own native vigour, though brought to his knees on to the earth, he was not deprived of his life.

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ivsMJnm! vanrm! d?va dzIvae r[ %Tsukh,
rwen AMbud naden saEimim! Ai-Ԃve. 65992

92. dR^iSTvaa= seeing; vaanaram= Nila; visamJNam= becoming unconscious; dashagriivaH= Ravana; raNotsukaH= eager for fight; abhidudruve= rushed; saumitrim= on Lakshmana; rathena= by his chariot; ambudanaadena= which sounded like a cloud.

Seeing Nila unconscious, Ravana, eager for fight, in his chariot whose rattling sounded like thunder-clouds, rushed on Lakshmana.

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Aasa* r[mXye t< varETva iSwtae Jvln!,
xnuivR:)aryamas ra]seN> tapvan!. 65993

93. prataapavaan= the powerful; raakSasendraH= Ravana, the king of demons; aasaadya= approached; tam= that Lakshmana; raNamadhye= in the middle of the battle-field; vaarayitvaa= preventing him to go forward; sthitaH= and standing there; jvalan= blazing; visphaarayaamaasa= lifted up; dhanuH= his bow.

Coming to the centre of the battle-field, the powerful Ravana the King of Demons prevented Lakshmana to go forward, halted, standing there in his glory and lifted up his bow.

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tm! Aah saEimir AdIn svae,
ivS)aryNtm! xnur Ameym!,
A-eih mam! @v inza cr #N,
n vanraMs! Tvm! it yaeςm! AhRis. 65994

94. saumitriH= Lakshmana; adiinasattvaH= of indomitable courage; aaha= spoke tam= to that Ravana; visphaarayantam= who was lifting up; aprameyam= his unfathomable; dhanuH= bow; nishaacharendra= O, king of Demons!; abhyehi= come; maam= towards me; tvam= you; naarhasi= ought not; pratiyoddhum= to fight against; vaanaraan= the monkeys.

Lakshmana of indomitable courage spoke to that Ravana who was lifting up his unfathomable bow (as follows): "O, King of Demons! Now enter into combat with me; cease from fighting with the monkeys!"

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s tSy vaKym! pirpU[R "ae;m!,
Jya zBdm! %m! c inzMy raja,
Aasa* saEimim! AviSwtm! tm!,
kaep AiNvtm! vaKym! %vac r]h. 65995

95. nishamya= hearing; tasya= Lakshmana's; vaakyam= words; ugram= like the terrible; jyaashabdam= sound of the bow-string; pratipuurNaghoSam= full of up-roar; aasaadya= approached; tam saumitrim= that Lakshmana; upasthitam= who came nearer; uvaacha= and spoke; roSaanvitam= with furious; vaacham= words (as follows):

Hearing that marvellously modulated voice that resounded like the twanging of a bow-string, Ravana drawing near his adversary, who stood close to his chariot, answered in anger:

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id(a Ais me ra"v d?i magRm!,
aae ANt gamI ivprIt buih,
AiSmn! ][e yaSyis M?Tyu dezm!,
sMsa*manae mm ba[ jalEh. 65996

96. raaghava= O, Lakshmana!; diSTyaa= by my good fortune; antagaamii= you, to meet your death; vipariita buddhiH= and in your perverted mind; praaptaH= have reached; me= my; dR^iSTimaargam= range of sight; asmin= this; kSaNe= very instant; yaasyasi= you will go; samsaadyamaanaH= after having collapsed; mR^ityulokam= to the region of death; mama= by me; baaNa jaaliH= rain of arrows.

"O, Lakshmana! By my good fortune, you in your perverted mind, reached within my range of sight so as to meet your death. This very instant, you will go to the region of Death, after having collapsed by the bang of my rain of arrows."

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tm! Aah saEimir AivSmyanae,
gjRNtm! %։V? ist A dM+m!,
rajn! n gjRiNt mha -ava,
ivkTwse papK?tam! vir. 65997

97. saumitriH= Lakshmana; avismayaanaH= being unsurprised; aaha= spoke; tam= to that Ravana; garjantam= who was roaring; udvR^itta sitaagradamSTram= with his protruding and sharp teeth; raajan= O, King; variSTha= the foremost; paapakR^itaam= of evil-doers; vikatthase= you are boasting of yourself!; mahaaprabhaavaaH= greatly dignified ones; nagarjanti= do not roar.

Then, Lakshmana, unmoved spoke to that Ravana who was roaring with his sharp and protruding teeth (as follows): "Greatly dignified ones eschew bragging! O, the foremost of evil-doers! You are sounding your own praises!"

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janaim vIyRm! tv ra]s #N,
blm! tapm! c pramm! c,
AviSwtae Ahm! zr cap pai[r,
Aag ikm! mae" ivkTwnen. 65998

98. raakSasendra= O, King of demons!; jaanaami= I know; tava= your; viiryam= valour; balam= strength; prataapamcha= energy; paraakramamcha= and courage; aham= I; avasthitaH= stand here; sharachaapa paaNiH= with my bow and arrows in hand; aagachchha= come; kim= what is the use; moghavikatthanena= of boasting in vain?

"O, King of Demons! I know your valour, strength, energy and courage! Come! I now stand here, with my bow and arrows in hand. O what use are vain boasts."

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s@vm! %h kipth ssjR,
r]ae Aixph s zran! supuNoan!,
taMl! lm[h kaNcn ic puNoEz!,
iced ba[Er inizt A xarEh. 65999

99. evam= thus; uktaH= spoken; saH rakSodhipaH= the king of Demons; kupitaH= being enraged; sasarja= loosened; sapta= seven; sharaan= arrows; supuNkhaan= with good shafts; lakSmaNaH= Lakshmana; chichchheda= broke; taan= them; baaNaiH= with his arrows; kaanchanachitra puNkhaiH= bearing beautiful golden shafts; nishitaagra dhaaraiH= and having sharp ends and edges.

Thus accosted, the King of Demons, infuriated, loosened seven marvellously plumed arrows which Lakshmana shattered with his beautiful golden-shafted arrows of sharp ends and edges.

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tan! e]ma[h shsa inK?an!,
inK? -aegan! #v pg #Nan!,
lNka $rh aex vzm! jgam,
ssjR c ANyan! iniztan! P?;Tkan!. 659100

100. prekSamaaNaH= beholding; taan= those arrows; nikR^ittaan= shattered; sahasaa= promptly; pannagendraamiva= like great cobras; nikR^ita bhogaan= with their hoods shattered; laN^keshvaraH= Ravana; jagaama= got; krodhavasham- into clutches of anger; sasarja= and loosened; anyam= other; nishitaan= sharp; pR^iSatkaan= arrows.

Beholding those arrows shattered like great cobras with their hoods shattered, Ravana got angry and loosened other sharp arrows.

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s ba[ v;Rm! tu vv;R tIm!,
ram Anujh kamuRk sMyum!,
]ur AxR cN %m ki[R -Eh,
zraMz! c iced n cu]u-e c. 659101

101. saH raamaanujaH= that Lakshmana; vavarSa= rained; tiivram= a severe; baaNa varSam= shower of arrows; kaarmuka samprayuktam= employed by his bow; chichchheda= and broke; sharaan cha= Ravana's arrows; kSuraardhachandraottama karNibhallaiaH= with his arrows called Kshura, Ardhachandra, the excellent Karni and Bhalla; na chukSudha cha= He did not feel perturbed.

Lakshmana, however, caused a well-aimed rain of missiles from his bow to fall on Ravana and nay, even broke Ravana's arrows with his arrows called Khura, Ardhachandra, the excellent Karni and Bhalla. He did not feel perturbed.

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s ba[jalaNyip tain tain,
mae"ain pZyaiMdzairraj>,
ivisiSmye lm[la"ven,
pun ba[aiiztaNmumaec. 659102

102. pashyam= seeing; taani taani= his various; baaNa jaalaani= sets of arrows; moghaani= becoming vain; saH= that; tridashaariraajaH= king of those hostile to Gods; visismiye= was astonished; lakSmaNa laaghavena= at Lakshmana's skill; punaH cha= and once more; mumocha= released; nishitaan= sharp; baaNaan= arrows.

Seeing his successive arrows proving in vain, Ravana the King of those hostile to Gods was astonished at Lakshmana's skill and released more whetted shafts upon him.

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s lm[z! c Aazu zran! izt Aan!,
mha #N v Azin tuLy vegan!,
sMxay cape Jvln kazan!,
ssjR r]ae Aixpter vxay. 6591033

103. saH= that; lakSmaNashchaapi= Lakshmana too; mahendra tulyaH= who was equal to Indra the Lord of celestials; samdhaaya= fixed; shitaagraa= sharpened; sharaan= arrows; ashanibhiima vegaan= terribly swift as lightning; jvalanaprakaashaan= and blazing effulgence; chaape= on the bow-string; sasarje= and discharged; (them); vadhaaya= for killing; rakSodhipateH= of Ravana the Lord of Demons.

Lakshmana, the equal of Mahendra the Lord of celestials, fixing some sharpened arrows, swift as lightning and of blazing effulgence on his bow-string, discharged them on Ravana in order to strike him down.

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s tan! iced ih ra]s #Nz!,
icva c taMl! lm[m! Aaj"an,
zre[ kal Ai sm -e[,
SvyM-u den llaq deze. 659104

104. saH= that; raakSasendraH= Ravana the King of Demons; prachichchheda hi= shattered; taan= those; shitaan= pointed; sharaan= arrows; aajaghaana= and struck; lakSmaNam= Lakshmana; lalaaTa deshe= on the forehead; shareNa= by an arrow; kaalaagni samaprabheNa= with an effulgence equal to the Fire of Time; svayambhudattena= and gifted by Brahma the Lord of Creation.

Whereupon, Ravana the King of Demons shattered those pointed arrows and struck Lakshmana in the forehead with a struck Lakshmana in the forehead with a shaft as bright as the Fire of Time, which had been bestowed on him by Brahma the Lord of Creation.

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s lm[ae rav[ sayk AatRz!,
ccal capm! iziwlm! g!?,
punz! c sMJnam! itl_y K?!rac!,
iced capm! idz #N zaeh. 659105

105. raavaNa saayakaartaH= struck by Ravana's arrow; saH lakSmaNaH= that Lakshmana; chachaala= reeled a little; shithilam= and became feeble; pragR^ihya= in holding; chaapam= his bow; pratilabhya= but coming; samJNaam= to consciousness; kR^ichchhraat= with difficulty; chichheda= he shattered; chaapam= (that) weapon; trishendrashatroH= belonging to Ravana, Indra's enemy.

Struck by Ravana's arrow, Lakshmana reeled a little and was scarcely able to retain his bow. But, coming to his consciousness with difficulty, he shattered that weapon belonging to Ravana, Indra's enemy.

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inK? capm! ii-r Aaj"an,
ba[Es! tda dazriwh izt AEh,
s sayk AataeR ivccal raja,
K?!rac! c sMJnam! punr Aassad. 659106

106. tadaa= then; daasharathiH= Lakshmana the son of Dasaratha; aajaghaana= struck; nikR^itta chaapam= him three; baaNaiH= darts; shitaagraiH= having pointed ends; saH raajaa= that king; saayakaartaH= pierced by those arrows; (swooned); aasasaadamcha= and regained; samJNaam= his senses; kR^ichchhaa= with difficulty.

Then, Lakshmana the son of Dasaratha struck Ravana, whose bow was broken, with three pointed darts. The king, pierced by those arrows, swooned and regained his senses with difficulty.

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s K? caph zr taiftz! c,
Sved AaR gaae ixr Avish,
jah zim! smud zih,
SvyM-u dam! yuix dev zuh. 659107

107. saH= that; devashatruH= Ravana the enemy of celestials, kR^itta chaapaH= whose bow was broken; shara taaDita shcha= struck by the arrows; medaardragaatraH= his limbs spattered with flesh; rudhiraavasiktaH= and streaming with blood; svayam= himself; ugra shaktiH= of formidable energy; jagraaha= seized; yudhi= in the battle; shaktim= a spear; svayambhu dattaam= gifted to him by Brahma the Lord of creation.

Ravana, the enemy of celestials, whose bow was broken, struck by the arrows, his limbs spattered with flesh, and streaming with blood, himself of formidable energy, seized in the battle a spear gifted to him by Brahma the Lord of Creation.

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s tam! ivxUm Anl sikazam!,
ivasnIm! vanr vaihnInam!,
ic]ep zim! trsa JvlNtIm!,
saEimye ra]s ra+ nawh. 659108

108. saH= that Ravana; raakSasaraaSTra naathaH= the Lord of the country of demons; chikSepa= hurled; tarasaa= with strength; saumitraye= on Lakshmana; taam jvalantiim shaktim= that blazing spear; sadhuumaanala samnikaasham= emitting smoke and as bright as fire; vitraasaniim= frightening; vaanaraaNaam= the monkeys; samyati= in the fray.

Ravana the Lord of the country of demons hurled with strength on Lakshmana, that blazing spear, emitting smoke and as bright as fire, frightening the monkeys in the fray.

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tam! AaptNtIm! -rt Anujae AEr,
j"an ba[Ez! c t Ai kLpEh,
twa Aip sa tSy ivvez zir,
-uj ANtrm! dazrwer ivzalm!. 659109

109. bharataanujaH= Lakshmana the younger brother of Bharata; jaghaana= struck; taam= it; aapatantiim= falling upon him; astraiH= with arrows; baaNaishcha= and darts; hutaagnikalpaiH= as if it were a sacrificial fire; tathaapi= nevertheless; saashaktiH= that spear; vivesha= entered; daasharateH= Lakshmana's; vishaalam= broad; bhuujaantaram= chest;

Lakshmana the younger brother of Bharata struck that weapon falling upon him with arrows and darts, as if it were a sacrificial fire. Nevertheless, that spear entered Lakshmana's broad chest.

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s ziman! zismaht> sn!,
jJval -UmaE s r"uvIr>,
t< ivlNt< shsa-upeTy,
jah raja trsa -uja_yam!. 659110

110. saH= that; raghupraviiraH= Lakshmana; shaktimaan= the mighty man; shakti samaahataH san= struck by the spear; bhuumau= (lay on) the earth; jajvaala= breathing fire; raajaa= and the king; abhyupetya= rushing; sahasaa= suddenly; tam= on him; vihvalantam= who was yet insensible; jagraaha= seized (him); tarasaa= brutally; bhujaabhyaam= in his two hands.

The mighty Lakshmana, struck by the spear, lay on the earth, breathing fire. The king, rushing suddenly on him who was yet insensible, seized him brutally in his hands.

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ihmvan! mNdrae meElaeKym! va shamrE>,
zKym! -uja_yamutuRm! n zKyae -rtanuj>. 659111

111. shakyam= Though he was able; uddhartum= to lift up; himavaan= Himavat; mandaraH= Mandara; meruH= Meru; trailokyamvaa= and the three worlds; sahaamaraiH= with the Gods; na shakyaH= he could not raise; bharataanujaH= Lakshmana the younger brother of Bharata.

Though he was able to lift up Himavat, Mandara and Meru mountains as also the Three Worlds with the Gods, he could not raise Lakshmana the younger brother of Bharata.

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zyaa(a tu saEimiStaiftae=ip StnaNtre,
iv:[aermIma<Sy-agmaTman< TynuSmrt!. 659112

112. saumitriH= Lakshmana; taaDito.api= though wounded; stanaantare= in the breast; braahmyaa= by Brahma's shaktyaa= weapon; prati anusmarat= recollected on; aatmaanam= himself; amiimamsya bhaagam= to be the inconceivable fraction; viSNoH= of Vishnu Himself.

Lakshmana, though wounded in the breast by Brahma's weapon, recollected that he was an inconceivable fraction of Vishnu Himself.

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ttae danvdpR< saEimim! devk{qk>,
t< pIfiyTva ba_ya< n -u[R'"ne=-vt!. 659113

113. tataH= then; devakaNTakaH= Ravana that thorn in the side of the Gods; piiDayitvaa= though overcoming; tam= that saumitrim= Lakshmana; daanavadarpaghnam= who removed the pride of demons; naabhavat prabhiH= was unable; laN^ghane= to bear him away; baahubhyaam= with his hands.

Ravana that thorn in the side of the Gods, though overcoming that Lakshmana who removed the pride of demons, was unable to bear him away with his hands.

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tt> ae vayusutae rav[< smi-vt!,
Aaj"anaeris ae vkLpen muina. 659114

114. tataH= thereafter; kruddhaH= the enraged; vaayusutaH= Hanuma the son of the wind-God; samabhidravat= rushed; raavaNam= towards Ravana; aajaghaana= and struck; kruddhah= angrily; urasi= in the chest-portion; muSTinaa= with his fist; vajra kalpena= which was resembling a thunder bolt.

Thereupon, the enraged Hanuma the son of the Wind-God, rushed towards Ravana and struck angrily on his chest with his fist, resembling a thunder-bolt.

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ten muihare[ rav[ae ra]ser>,
janu_yamgmуmaE ccal c ppat c. 659115

115. tena= by that; muSTiprahaareNa= blow of the fist; raavaNaH= Ravana; raakSaseshvaraH= the Lord of Demons; chachaala= reeled; apatat cha= and fell; jaanubhyaam= on his knees; bhuumau= to the ground.

By that blow of the fist, Ravana the Lord of Demons reeled and fell on his knees to the ground.

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AaSyE neE> v[E> ppat ixr< b,
iv"a[Rmanae ineae rwaepSw %paiczt!. 659116

116. bahu= a lot of; rudhiram= blood; papaata= oozed; asyaiH cha= from his face; netraiH= from his eyes; shravaNaiH= from his ears; vighuurNamaanaH= Reeled; nishcheSTaH= and motionless; upavishat= he sat; rathopasthe= in the middle of the chariot.

A lot of blood oozed out from his face, eyes, and ears. Reeled and motionless, he became and sat in the middle of the chariot.

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ivs<}ae mUicRtasI c Swanm! smal-t!,
ivsM}m! rav[m! va smre -Imivmm!. 659117
\;y! vanraEv nedeRva sasura>,

117. aasiit= he became; visamJNaH= unconscious; muurchhitashcha= and swooned; na cha samaalabhat= he could not acquire; sthaanam= stability; dR^iSTvaa= seeing; bhiimavikramam= the terribly stron; raavaNam= Ravana; visamJNam= becoming unconscious; samare= in the battle-field; R^iSayaH= the sages; vaanarashchaiva= the monkeys; devaashchaiva= the celestials; saasuraaH= along with demons; neduH= shouted in joy.

Seeing Ravana despite his redoubtable strength swooned on the battle-field, sages and monkeys began to shout in triumph as did also celestials and the demons (invisibly present on the scene).

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hnUmnw tejSvI lm[m! rav[aidRtm!. 659118
Any"va_yaz< ba_yam! pirg& tm!,

118. atha= then; tejasvii= the courageous; hanuumaan= Hanuma; parigR^ihya= taking; tam lakSmaNam= that Lakshmana; raavaNaarditam= wounded by Ravana; baahubhyaam= to his shoulders; aanayat= and brought him; raaghavaabhyaasham= nearer to Rama.

Then, the courageous Hanuma lifting up Lakshmana in his arms, who had been wounded by Ravana, brought him to Rama's presence.

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vayusUnae> suven -ya prmya c s>. 659119
zU[amkMPyae=ip l"uTvmgmTkpe>,

119. saH= that Lakshmana; shatruuNaam= whom his foes; aprakampyo.api= were unable to more; aagamat= became; laghutvam= light; kapeH= for Hanuma; suhR^ittvena= because of friendship; paramayaa= and great; bhaktyaa cha= devotion; vaayusuunaH= of Hanuma the son of Wind-God.

That Lakshmana, whom his foes were unable to move, became light for Hanuma because of friendship and great devotion of Hanuma the son of Wind-God towards him.

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t< smuTs&Jy sa zi> saEimim! yuiw inijRtm!. 659120
rav[Sy rwe tiSmn! Swan< punpagmt!,

120. saa shaktiH= that spear; samutsR^ijya= leaving; saumitrim= Lakshmana; nirjitam= who was overcome; yudhi= in the battle; punaH upaaamat= returned; sthaanam= to its position; tasmin rathe= in that chariot; raavaNasya= of Ravana.

That spear leaving Lakshmana, who was overcome in the battle, returned to its position in that chariot of Ravana.

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rav[ae=ip mhateja> aPy sM}a< mhahve. 659121
Aadde iniztan! ba[an! jh c mhnu>,

121. mahaatejaaH= the mighty; raavaNo.api= Ravana too; praapya= regaining; samJNaan= his consciouness; mahaahave= in that great battle-field; aadade= picked up; nishitaan= sharp; baaNaan= arrows; aadade= and got hold of; mahat= his great; dhanuH cha= bow too.

The mighty Ravana too, regaining his consciousness in the great battle-field, picked up his sharp arrows and the great bow.

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ASt ivzLy lm[> zusUdn>. 659122
iv:[ae-aRgmmImaMSymaTmanm! TynuSmrn!,

122. aashvastaH= healed; vishalyaH= and feed from that lance; lakSmaNaH= Lakshmana; shatrusuudanaH= the annihilator of foes; pratyanusmaran= recollected; aatmaanam= of him; viSNoH bhaagam= as a part of Vishnu the Lord of Preservation; amiimaamsyam= the inconceivable.

Healed and free from that lance, Lakshmana the annihilator of his foes, recollected of himself as a part of the inconceivable Vishnu the Lord of Preservation.

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inpaittmhavIram! vanra[am! mhacmUm!. 659123
ra"vStu r[e va rav[m! smi-vt!,

123. dR^iSTvaa= beholding; mahaachamuum= the great army; vaanaraaNaam= of monkeys; nipaatita mahaaviiraam= whose great warriors were overthrown; raNe= on the battle-field; raaghavastu= Rama on his part; samabhidravat= rushed; raavaNam= on Ravana.

Beholding the great army of monkeys whose great warriors were overthrown on the battle-field, Rama rushed on Ravana.

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AwEnmupsMgMy hnUmaNvaKymvIt!. 659124
mm p&ae< sma ra]sm! zaStumhRis,
iv:[uyRwa gTmNtmamrvEir[m!. 659125

124, 125. atha= thereafter; hanuumaan= Hanuma; upasamgamya= approaching; enam= this Rama; abraviit= spoke;vaakyam= the following words; arhasi= you ought; shaastum= to punish; raakSasam= the demon; samaaruuhya= by climbing; mam= my; pR^iSTham- back; viSNuyathaa= like Vishnu; garutmantam= on Garuda; amaravairiNam= in order to fight with the Enemy of Gods.

Meanwhile, Hanuma approaching Rama spoke the following words: "You have to punish the demon by climbing my back, as Vishnu on Garuda in order to fight with the Enemy of Gods."

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tCDTva ragvae vaKym! vayupue[ -ai;tm!,
Awaraeh shsa hnUmNt< mhakipm!. 659126
rwSwm! rav[m! sMOye ddzR mnujaixp>,

126. shrutvaa= hearing; tat= those; vaakyam= words; bhaaSitam= spoken; vaayuputreNa= by Hanuma the son of Wind-God; raaghavaH= Rama; atha= then; sahasaa= soon; aaruroha= mounted; mahaakapim= the great monkey; hanuumantam= Hanuma; manujaadhipaH= Rama the Lord of Men; dadarsha= saw; raavaNam= Ravana; rathastham= standing in his chariot; samkhye= in the battle-field.

Hearing those words spoken by Hanuma the son of Wind-God, Rama soon after mounted the great monkey, Hanuma. Rama the Lord of men then saw Ravana standing in his chariot in the battle-field.

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tmalaeKy mhateja> av s rav[m!. 659127
vEraecnimv ae iv:[ur_yu*tayux>,

127. mahaatejaaH= the mighty; saH= Rama; kruddhaH= became angry; aalokya= on seeing; tam= him; pradudraava= and rushed; raavaNam= upon Ravana; viSNuH iva= like unto Vishnu; abhyudyataayudhaH= with his uplifted mace; (rushed upon); vairochanam= Virochana.

The mighty Rama became angry on seeing him and rushed upon that Ravana like unto Vishnu with his uplifted mace rushed upon Virochana.

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JyazBdmkraeIm! vin:pe;inurm!. 659128
igra gM-Irya ramae ra]seNmuvac h,

128. raamaH= Rama; aakarot= made; jyaashabdam= a sound in drawing the cord of his bow; vajraniSpeSa niSThuram= and like unto the roll of thunder; uvaacha ha= spoke; gambhiirayaa= in a deep; giraa= voice; raakSasendram= to Ravana.

Rama made a sound in drawing the cord of his bow and like unto the roll of thunder, spoke in a deep voice to Ravana as follows:

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it it mm Tvm! ih kTva iviymIzm!. 659129
Kv nu ra]szaRl gTva mae]mvaPSyis,

129. raalSasa shaarduula= O Tiger among the Demons!; tiSTha tiSTha= stay, stay; kR^itvaa= having evoked; iidR^isham= such; vipriyam= a displeasure; mama= to me; kvanu= where; gatvaa= by fleeing; avaapsyasi= you will get; mokSam= an abandonment?

"O, Tiger among the Demons! Stay, stay! Having evoked such a displeasure to me, where will you flee and get an abandonment?"

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ydINvEvSvt-aSkraNva,
Svymu-vEanrz<kraNva,
gim:yis Tv< dzxa idzae va,
twaip me na* gtae ivmaeyse. 659130

130. tvam= gamiSyasi yadi= even if you go; indraivaivasvata bhaaskaraan vaa= or to the ten regions; tathaapi= even in those regions; gataH= having obtained; me= my proximity; na vimokSyase= you will not be let loose; adya= now.

"Even if you seek refuge in the region of Indra the Lord of celestials or Yama the Lord of Death or the Sun or Brahma the Lord of Creation or Agni the Lord of Fire or Shiva the Lord of dissolution or in the ten regions, even in those abodes you will elude me from now on."

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yE; zya inhtSTvya*,
gCDiNv;ad< shsa_yupeTy,
s @; r]aeg[raj m&Tyu>,
spupaESy tva* yue. 659131

131. rakSogaNa raaja= O king of the demoniace people!; yaH eSaH= the one who; nihataH= was struck; shaktyaa= by the spear; gachchhan= obtaining; duHkham= sorrow; saH eSaH= the same Lakshmana; abhyupetya= recovering consciousness; sahasaa= immediately; mR^ityuH= and assuming the form of death; adya= will now; (claim); tava= you; saputrapautrasya= along with your sons and grandsons; yuddhe= in battle.

"O, Ravana the King of Demons! The one who was struck by the spear, fell swooping this day only to recover consciousness immediately, will now, assuming the form of death, claim you, your sons and grandsons in battle."

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@ten caTyтtdzRnain,
zrEjRnSwanktalyain,
ctudRzaNyavrayuxain,
r]> shai[ in;Uidtain. 659132

132. etena= here is he; sharaiH= under whose arrows; chaturdashaani= fourteen; rakSaH sahasraaNi= thousand demons; adbhuta darshanaani= of terrible form; niSuuditaani= perished; janasthaana kR^itaalayaani= who had established themselves in Janasthana; aathavaraayudhaani= and were furnished with excellent weapons.

"Here is he, under whose blows of arrows, fourteen thousand demons of terrible form perished, who had established themselves in Janasthana and were furnished with excellent weapons."

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ra"vSy vc> uTva ra]seNae mhabl>,
vayupum! mhavegm! vhNt< ra"v< r[e. 659133
rae;e[ mhtaiv> pUvRvErmnuSmrn!,
Aaj"an zrEdIRpE> kalanlizoaepmE>. 659134

133, 134. shrutvaa= hearing; vachaH= the words; raaghavasya= of Rama; raakSasendraH= Ravana the King of Demons; mahaabalaH= having a great strength; aaviSTaH= full; roSaNa= of rage; aajaghaana= struck; diiptaiH sharaiH= with flaming arrows; kaalaanala shikhopamaiH= resembling the tonguews; vaayuputram= on Hanuman the son of Wind-God; mahaavegam= bearing; raaghavam= Rama; raNe= in the battle field; anusmaran= and recollecting; puurva vairam= his former hostility.

Hearing the words of Rama, Ravana of great strength, full of rage and recollecting his former hostility struck with flaming arrows resembling the tongues of the Fire of Dissolution, on Hanuman the son of Wind-God, who with extreme velocity, was bearing Rama in the battle-field.

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ra]senahve tSy taiftSyaip saykE>,
Sv-avtejaeyuSy -UyStejae=_yvxRt. 659135

135. taaDitasyaapi= even when struck; raakSasena= by that demon; saayakaiH= with arrows; aahave= in the battle; tasya svabhaava tejoyuktasya= the native strength of which Hanuman was possessed tejaH= that vigour; abhyavardhataH= increased; bhuuyaH= still further.

Even when struck by that demon with his arrows in the battle, the vigour of Hanuman, who was endowed with native strength, increased still further.

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ttae ramae mhateja rav[en kt[m!,
va PlvgzaRl< aexSy vzmeyuvan!. 659136

136. tataH= then; mahaatejaaH= the mighty; raamaH= Rama; dR^iSTvaa= seeing; plavaga sharduulam= Hanuman the tiger among the monkeys; kR^itavraNam= having been wounded; raavaNena= by Ravana; eyivaan= got; vasham= into the clutches; krodhasya= of anger.

Thereupon, seeing Hanuman the Tiger among the monkeys getting wounded by Ravana, Rama was transported with anger.

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tSyai-sMMy rwm! scm!,
saXvjCDmhaptakm!,
ssariwm! sazinzUlofgm!,
ram> icCDed iztE> zraE>. 659137

137. raamaH= Rama; abhisamkramya= going near (him); prachichchheda= and shattered; shitaiH= by sharp; sharaagraiH= pointed arrows; tasya= his; ratham= chariot; saahakram= with its wheels; saashva dhvaja chchhatra mahaapataakam= horses, banner, canopy, great standard; sasaarathim= with its charioteer; saashanishuulakhaDgam= darts, spears and swords.

Going near his chariot with his sharp and pointed arrows, Rama shattered it along with its wheels, horses, banner, canopy, great standard, charioteer, darts, spears and swords.

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AweNzum! trsa j"an,
ba[en vazinsi-en,
-ujaNtre VyUFsujatpe,
ve[ me< -gvainveN>. 659138

138. atha= thereupon; tarasaa= with a great force; (he) jaghaana= struck; baaNena= with an arrow; vajraashani samnibhena iva= like unto a thunderbolt; (falling on); merum= Mount Meru; indra shatrum= that Ravana the enemy of Indra the Lord of celestials; bhuujaantare= on his chest; vyuuDhasujaataruupe= which was broad and beautiful; bhagavaan= as Lord; indraH= Indra the Lord of celestials; vajreNa= (struck) with his thunder-bolt.

Thereupon, with a great force, Rama struck with his shaft shining brightly as the thunderbolt, that Ravana, the enemy of Indra, in his broad and beautiful chest, even as the mighty Indra would strike the Mount Meru with his thunderbolt.

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yae vpatazins<inpata,
cu]u-e naip al raja,
s ramba[ai-htae -&zatR,
cal cap< c mumaec vIr>. 659139

139. yaH= which; raajaa= king of Demons; na vajra paatashanisamnipaataat= whom neither thunder nor lightning; chukSubhe= could cause disturbance; naapi chachaala= nor could cause trembling; saH viiraH= that valiant demons; chachaala= stumbled; mumocha= letting fall; chaapamcha= his bow; raama baaNaabhihataH= at the violent impact of Rama's missile; bhR^ishaartaH= which created a deep injury.

That valiant King of Demons, whom neither thunder nor lightning could cause disturbance or trembling; stumbled letting fall his bow at the valiant impact of Rama's missile which created a deep injury.

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tm! ivlNt< smIy ram>,
smadde dImwaxRcNm!,
tenakRv[ shsa ikrIq<,
icCDed r]aeixptemRhaTma. 659140

140. prasamiikSya= seeing; tam= that Ravana; vihvalantam= swooning; raamaH= Rama; atha= then; samaada= took up; diiptam= a blazing; arthachandram= a crescent shaped arrow; tena= and by it; mahaatmaa= the magnanimous Rama; sahasaa= immediately; chichchheda= shattered; kiriiTam= the diadem; arkavarNam= having a bright hue; rakSodhipate= of Ravana the Lord of Demons.

Seeing that Ravana swooning, the magnanimous Rama took up a blazing arrow shaped like a crescent moon and immediately used it to shatter the diadem of Ravana the Lord of Demons, which was of bright hue.

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t< inivR;azIiv;s<inkaz<,
zaNtaicR;< sUyRimvakazm!,
gtiy< kikrIqkq,
muvac ramae yuix ra]seNm!. 659141

141. raamaH= Rama; uvaacha= said; tam raakSasendram= to that Lord of Demons; gatashriyam= whose splendour was dimmed; kR^itta kiriiTa kuuTam= the setting of his diadom riven; nirviSaashiiviSasamnikaasham= who resembled a venomous snake, robbed of its poison; suuryamiva= or like a sun; shaantaarchiSam= its rays extinguished; aprakaasham= bereft of lustre; yudhi= in the battle-field.

In that battle-field, Rama said to that Lord of Demons whose splendour was dimmed, the setting of his diadem river, who resembled a venomous snake robbed of its poison or like a sun its rays extinguished, bereft of lustre.

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kt< Tvya kmR mhTsu-Im<,
htvIr ktSTvyahm!,
tSmaTpiraNt #it VyvSy,
Tva< zrEmR\Tyuvzm! nyaim. 659142

142. subhiimam= a highly terrific; mahat= great; karma= feat; kR^itam= was accomplished; aham= I; kR^itam= was accomplished; tvayaa= by you; aham= I; kR^itam= have been effected; hata praviiraH= with my brave soldiers having been succumbed; tasmaat= for that reason; vyavasya= having made up my mind; parishaantaH iti= that you have become weary; na nayaami= I shall not put; tvaam= you; mR^ityuvasham= under the clutches of Death.

"You have accomplished a highly terrific great feat and my brave soldiers have succumbed beneath your blows. Now, you are weary and in this condition, I shall not put you under the clutches of Death."

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yaih janaim r[aidRtSTv<,
ivZy raiMcrraj lam!,
ASy inyaRih rwI c xNvI,
tda blm! eyis me rwSw>. 659143

143. raatrimchara raaja= O, King of the Rangers of Night!; jaanaami= I know; tvam= you; raNaarditaH= have been tormented in battle; prayaahi= go; pravishya= and entering; laN^kaam= Lanka; ashvasya= and having return; rathii= in your chariot; dhanviicha= with your bow; tadaa= and then; rathasthaH= standing in your chariot; prekSyasi= you will witness; me= my; balam= prowess.

"O, King of the Ranger of night! I know you have been tormented in the battle. Go and return to Lanka. Having regained your breath, come back in your chariot with your bow and then standing in your chariot, you will witness once more my prowess."

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s @vmuae htdpRh;aeR,
inkcap> s htasUt>,
zraidRtae -mhaikrIqae,
ivvez lam! shsa Sm raja. 659144

144. evam= thus; uktaH= spoken; saH raajaa= that King Ravana; hata darpa harSaH= his joy and boasting subdued; nikR^itta chaapaH= his bow shattered; hataashva suutaH= his horses and chariot slain; sharaarditaH= pierced with arrows; bhagna mahaakiriiTaH= his great diadem broken; sah= he; sahasaa= soon; vivesha= returned; laN^kaam= to Lanka.

At these words, that King Ravana, his joy boasting subdued, his bow shattered, his horses and chariot slain pierced with arrows, his great diadem broken, he soon returned to Lanka.

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tiSmn! ive rjnIcreNe,
mhable danvdevzaE,
hrIn! ivzLyan! sh lm[en,
ckar ram> prmahvae. 659145

145. tasmin= (While) that; mahaabale= mighty; rajanicharendre= Ravana the Lord of Demons; daanava deva shatrau= the enemy of celestials and titans; praviSTe- returned to Lanka; raamaH= Rama; chakaara vishalyaan= arranged for drawing out arrows; hariin= from monkeys; lakSmaNena saha= and from Lakshmana too; paramaahavaagre= in the forefront of that vast battle-field.

While that mighty Ravana the Lord of Demons and the enemy of celestials and titans returned to Lanka, Rama arranged for drawing out arrows from monkeys and from Lakshmana too, in the forefront of that vast battle-field.

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tiSmn! -e idzeNzaE,
surasura -Utg[a idz,
ssagra> svRmhaerga,
twEv -UMyMbuc ra> a>. 659146

146. tasmin= that Ravana; tridashendra shatrau= the adversary of the King of the Gods; prabhagne= being vanquished; suraasuraaH= the celestials, Asuras; bhuutagaNaaH= the multitude of beings; dishascha= in all quarters; sasaagaraaH= and creatures of the ocean; sarva mahoragaaH= with the great serpents; tathaiva= as also bhuumyambucharaaH= all being on earth and in the waters; prahR^iSTaaH= rejoiced very much.

That Ravana, the adversary of the King of the Gods being vanquished, the celestials, Asuras the multitude of beings in all the quarters, the creatures of the ocean with the great serpents as also all beings on earth and in waters rejoiced very much.

 

#Tya;eR Imamay[e AaidkaVye yuka{fe @kaen;itm> sgR

Thus completes 59th Chapter of Yuddha Kanda of the glorious Ramayana of Valmiki, the work of a sage and the oldest epic.

 

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June 2006, K. M. K. Murthy