Chapter [Sarga] 60

Introduction

Ravana returns to Lanka and asks some demons to go to the abode of sleeping Kumbhakarna, to wake him up and request him to come to him. The slumbering Kumbhakarna is roused by the demons under orders of their king. Kumbhakarna, giant in form, sets out on the high way to see Ravana and the monkeys get alarmed to see the giant demon.


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sa praviþya purŸm laðk˜m r˜mab˜õabhay˜rdita× |
bhagnadarpastad˜ r˜j˜ babh¨va vyathitendriya× || 6-60-1

1. tadaa= then; saH= that; raajaa= King of Demons; pravishya= after entering; laN^kaam puriim= the city of Lanka; raama baaNabhayaarditaH= afflicted with the fear of Rama's arrows; bhagnadarpaH= his pride humbled; babhuuva= became; vyathi tendriyaH= troubled in his senses.

Returning to the City of Lanka, Ravana the King of Demons was afflicted with the fear of Rama's arrows, his pride was humbled and his senses troubled.

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m˜taðga iva simhena garuýeneva pannaga× |
abhibh¨to'bhavadr˜j˜ r˜ghaveõa mah˜tman˜ || 6-60-2

2. raajaa= that King; abhavat= was; abhibhuutaH= overcome; mahaatmanaa= by the high-souled; raaghaveNa= Rama; maataN^gaH iva= like an elephant; simhena= by a lion; pannagaH iva= or like a serpent; garuDena= by an eagle.

The king was overcome by the high-souled Rama, like an elephant is by a lion or a serpent by an eagle.

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brahmadaõýapratŸk˜n˜m vidyuccalitavarcas˜m |
smatan r˜ghavab˜õ˜n˜m vivyathe r˜kÿaseþvara× || 6-60-3

3. raakSaseshvaraH= the lord of Demons; vivyathe= was maddened; smaran= in recollecting; raaghava baaNaanaam= Rama's arrows; brahma daN^Dapratiikaanaam= resembling the Rod of Brahma the Lord of creation; vidyuchchalita varchasaam= and possessed of the splendour of lightning.

The Lord of Demons was maddened in recollecting Rama's arrows resembling the Rod of Brahma the Lord of creation and possessed of the splendour of lightning.

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sa k˜ñcanamayam divyam˜þritya param˜sanam |
viprekÿam˜õo rakÿ˜msi r˜vaõo v˜kyamabravŸt || 6-60-4

4. aashritya= resting on; paramaasanam= an excellen throne; kaaN^chanamayan= made of gold; divyam= and charming; raavaNaH= Ravana; viprekSamaaNaH= looking; rakSaamsi= at the demons; abraviit= spoke; vaakyam= (the following) words.

Resting on an excellent and charming throne made of gold, Ravana looked at the demons and spoke the following words:

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sarvam tatkhalu me mogham yattaptam paramam tapa× |
yatsam˜no mahendreõa m˜nuÿeõa vinirjita× || 6-60-5

5. tat sarvam= all that; paramam= great; tapaH= penance; yat= which; taptam= was performed; me= by me; mogham khalu= was indeed in vain; yat= for; mahendreNa samaanaH= I who am equal to Mahendra the Lord of celestials; vinirjitaH= have been defeated; maanuSeNa= by a mere man!.

"All that great penance performed by me became a waste indeed, for, I who am equal to Mahendra the Lord of Celestials have been defeated by a mere man!"

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idam tadbrahmaõo ghoram v˜kyam m˜mabhyupasthitam |
m˜nuÿebhyo vij˜nŸhi bhayam tvamiti tattath˜ || 6-60-6

6. idam= these; ghoram= terrible; vaakyam= words; brahmaNaH= of Brahma the Lord of creation; iti= saying that; tvam= you; vijaaniihi= know; bhayam= of the threat; maanuSebhyaH= from men; upasthitam= appear (true); maam= to me; tat= that ; tathaa= is so.

"The terrible words of Brahma the Lord of Creation saying, 'You know of the threat from men' appear true. That is so."

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devad˜navagandharvairyakÿar˜kÿasapannagai× |
avadhyatvam may˜ pr˜ptam m˜nuÿebhyo na y˜citam || 6-60-7

7. praaptam= (The boon) was obtained; mayaa= by me; avadhyatvam= for not to be slain; devadaanava gandharvaiH= by celestials, titans or celestials musicians; yakSaraaSasa pannagaiH= or sam-divine beings or demons or serpent-demons; nayaachitam= but not asked; maanuSebhyaH= from men.

"I sought immunity from death at the hands of celestials, titans or celestials musicians, or semi divine beings or demons or serpent-demons, but f man I made no mention."

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viditam m˜nuÿam manye r˜maÕ daþarath˜tmajam |
ikÿv˜kukulaj˜tena anarõyena yat pur˜ || 6-60-8
utpatsyati hi madvamþe puruÿo r˜kÿas˜dhama |
yastv˜m saputram s˜m˜tyam sabalam s˜þvas˜rathim || 6-60-9
nihaniÿyati samgr˜me tv˜m kul˜dhama durmate |

8, 9. raamam= Rama; dasharathaatmajam= the son of Dasaratha; maanuSam= is the man; manyee= I think; yat= of whom; puraa= formerly; anaraNyena= Anaranya; ikSvaakukula jaatena= born of Ikshvaku dynasty; viditam= made me to understand; (staying); raakSasaadhama= O, the worst of demons; kulaadhama= and worst of your race!; durmate= O, the wretched one! madvamshe= In my race; utpatsyatihi= will be born; puruSaH= a man; yaH= who; nihaniSyati= will slay; tvaam= you; samgraame= in battle; saputram= with your sons; saamaatyam= ministers; sabalam= army; saashvasaarathim= horses and charioteer.

"Rama the son of Dasaratha is the man I think of whom Anaranya born of Ikshvaku dynasty formerly spoke, saying: 'O, the worst of demons, the worst of your race and the wretched one! In my race will be born a man who will slay you in battle with your sons, ministers, army, horses and charioteer."

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þapto'ham vedavaty˜ ca yad˜ s˜ dharÿit˜ pur˜ || 6-60-10
seyam sŸt˜ mah˜bh˜g˜ j˜t˜ janakanandinŸ |

10. aham= I; shaptaH= was cursed; vedavatyaa= by Vedavati; yadaa= when; saa= she; dharSitaa= was humiliated; puraa= before; saa= that; iyam= same Vedavati; jaataa= is born; siitaa= as Seetha; mahaabhaagaa= the highly fortunate one; janakanandinii= and the daughter of Janaka.

"Further, I was formerly cursed by Vedavati when she was humiliated by me. The same Vedavati is born as the highly fortunate Seetha the daughter of Janaka."

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um˜ nandŸþvaraþc˜pi rambh˜ varuõakanyak˜ || 6-60-11
yathokt˜stanmay˜ pr˜ptam na midhy˜ ®ÿibh˜ÿitam |

11. yathaa= how; umaa= parvati the consort of Shiva; nandiishvarashchaapi= lord Nandi the attendant of Shiva; rambhaa= Rambha wife of Nala-Kubara; varuNakanyakaa= Varuna's daughter; uktaaH= told; tat= that; praaptam= has been obtained; mayaa= by me; R^iSibhaaSitam= the words uttered by sages; na=are not; mithyam= untrue.

"What was predicted by Parvati the consort of Shiva, Nandishvara the attendant of Shiva, Rambha the wife of Nalakubara and Punjikasthala the daughter of Varunda has come to pass! The words of the sages never prove false."

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etadev˜bhyup˜gamya yatnam kartumah˜rhatha || 6-60-12
r˜kÿas˜þc˜pi tiÿ÷hantu cary˜gopuram¨rdhasu |

12. etat eva= on account of all this; abhyupaagamya= and admitting it; arhathaa= effort; iha= in this matter; raakSasaashchaapi= (Let) the demons; tiSThantu= be stationed; charyaagopura muurdhasu= on the summit of Charya Mountian.

"On account of all this and admitting it, you should exert yourselves to the uttermost. Let the demons go to the summit of Charya Mountain."

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sa c˜pratimag˜mbhŸryo devad˜navadarpah˜ || 6-60-13
brahmaþ˜p˜bhibh¨tastu kumbhakarõo vibodhyat˜m |

13. vibodhyataam= Awaken; saH= that; kumbhakarNaH= Kumbhakarna; apratimagaambhiiryaH= who is without equal in prowess; devadaanava darpahaa= who humbles the pride of the celestials and demons; brahma shaapaabhibhuutaH= and on whom the curse of Brahma the Lord of Creation rests.

"Awaken that kumbhakarna, who is without equal in prowess, who humbles the pride of the celestials and demons, and on whom the curse of Brahma the Lord of creation rests."

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samare jitam˜tm˜nam prahastam ca niÿ¨ditam || 6-60-14
jñ˜tv˜ rakÿobalam bhŸmam˜dideþa mah˜bala× |

14. jJNaatvaa= having known (that); prahastam= Prahasta; niSuuditam= being slain; saH= and that king; mahaabalaH= the mighty one; aatmaanam= himself; jitam= being defeated; samare= in battle; (that king); aadidesha= issued his commands; bhiimam= to the dreadful; balam= army (saying)

Having known that Prahasta being slain and knowing himself to have been defeated in the battle, Ravana issued his commands tot he dreadful army, saying:

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dv˜reÿu yatna× kriyat˜m pr˜k˜raþc˜dhiruhyat˜m || 6-60-15
nidr˜vaþasam˜viÿ÷a× kumbhakarõo vibodhyat˜m |

15. kriyataam= guard; dvaareSu= the gates; yatnaH= with care; adhiruhyataam= and ascend; praakaarashcha= the ramparts; vibodhyataam= rouse; kumbhakarNaH= Kumbhakarna; nidraavasha samaaviSTaH= who is slumbering soundly.

"Guard the gates with utmost care. Man the ramparts. Rouse Kumbhakarna who is slumbering soundly."

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sukham svapiti niþcinta× k˜lopahatacetana× || 6-60-16
nava sapta daþ˜ÿ÷au ca m˜s˜n svapiti r˜kÿasa× |

16. raakSasaH= Kumbhakarna; svapiti= is sleeping; sukham= happily; kaalopahata chetanaH= his understannding vitiated by lust; nishchintaH= free from all anxieties; (the demons sleeps); nava= for mine; sapta= seven; dasha= ten; aSTaucha= or eight; maasaan= months.

"Kumbhakarna is sleeping happily, his understanding vitiated by lust and free from all anxieties. The demon sleeps for nine, seven, ten or eight months.

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mantram k®tv˜ prasupto'yamiastu navame'hani || 6-60-17
tam tu bodhayata kÿipram kumbhakarõam mah˜balam |

17. kR^itvaa= having me; mantram= in consultation (with me); navame= on the nineth; ahani= day; itam= before; ayam= he; prasuptaH= has since fallen asleep; bodhayata= Awaken; kshiipram= quickly; tam= that; mahaabalam= mighty; kumbhakarNam= Kumbhakarna.

"Having deliberated with me nine days ago, he has since fallen asleep. Awaken quickly that mighty Kumbhakarna."

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sa hi samkhye mah˜b˜hu× kakudam sarvarakÿas˜m || 6-60-18
v˜nar˜n r˜japutrau ca kÿiprameva haniÿyati |

18. saH= Kumbhakarna; kakudam= the foremost; sarvaraakSasaam= of all demons; mahaabaahuH= and the mighty armed; haniSyati= will kill kSiprameva= quickly; vaanaraan= the monkeys; raajaputraucha= and the princes; samkhye= in the battle.

"The mighty armed Kumbhakarna, the foremost of all demons will kill the monkeys and the two princes at once in the battle."

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eÿa ketu× paraÕ samkhye mukhye vai sarvarakÿas˜m || 6-60-19
kumbhakarõa× sad˜ þete m¨ýho gr˜myasukhe rata× |

19. eSaH kumbhakarNaH= this Kumbhakarna; mukhyaH= the chief; sarva rakSasaam= among all the demons; param= a great; ketuH= mark; samkhye= in the battle; sadaa= is always; shete= sleeping; muuDhaaH= a stupid; rataH= being fond; graamya sukhe= of a rustic comfort.

"This Kumbhakarna, the chief among all the demons and a great mark in the battle, being fond of a rustic comfort, is always sleeping stupidly."

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r˜meõ˜bhinirastasya samgr˜me'smin sud˜ruõe || 6-60-20
bhaviÿyati na me þoka× kumbhakarõe vibodhite |

20. kumbhakarNe= (If) Kumbhakarna; vibodhite= is awaken; na bhaviSyati= there will be no; shokaH= grief; me= for me; abhinirastasya= who has been defeated; raameNa= by Rama; asmin= in this; sudaaruNe= highly terrific; samgraame= battle.

"If Kumbhakarna is awaken, there will be no worry for me, who stand defeated by Rama in this highly terrific battle."

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kim kariÿy˜myaham tena þakratulyabalena hi || 6-60-21
Ÿd®þe vyasane ghore yo na s˜hy˜ya kalpate |

21. kim= what; aham kariSyaami= will I do; tena= with him; yaH= who; shakratulya= Lord of Celestials; na kalpate= cannot; saahaayya= help; iidR^ishe= in such; ghore= a dreadful; vyasane= calamity?

"What is the use of him, who possessing a strength equal to that of Indra the Lord of celestials, cannot help me in such a dreadful catastrophe?"

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te tu tadvacanam þrutv˜ r˜kÿasendrasya r˜kÿas˜× || 6-60-22
jagmu× paramasambhr˜nt˜× kumbhakarõaniveþanam |

22. shrutvaa= hearing; tat vaakyam= those words; raakSasendrasya= of Ravana the Lord of Demons; te= those; raakSasaaH= demons; parama sambhraantaaH= very briskly; jagmuH= went; kumbhakarNa niveshanam= to the abode of Kumbhakarna.

Hearing those words of Ravana, those demons very briskly went to the abode of Kumbhakarna.

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t˜m praviþya mah˜dv˜r˜m sarvato yojan˜yat˜m || 6-60-23
kumbhakrõaguh˜m ramy˜m puÿpagandhaprav˜hinŸm |
kumbhakarõasya ni×þv˜s˜davadh¨t˜ mah˜bal˜× || 6-60-24
pratiÿ÷ham˜n˜× k®cchreõa yatn˜ tpraviviþurguh˜m |

23, 24. pravishya= entering; ramyaam= the beautiful; kumbhakarNaguhaam= cave of Kumbhakarna; mahaadvaaraam= with a large door; yoganaayataam= having an area of Yojana (About 9 miles x 9 miles); sarvato= on all sides; puSpagandhapravaahiniim= bearing a floral perfume; avadhuutaaH= (thought) shaken off; kumbhakarNasya= by Kumbakarna's; niHshvaasaat= breaths; mahaabalaaH= the demons; of mighty strength; yatnaat= with exertion; pratiSThamaanaaH= remained stable; kR^ichchhreNa= with difficulty; pravivishuH= went into; guhaam= the cave.

Entering the beautiful cave of Kumbhakarna, with a large door, having an area of a Yojana on all sides and bearing a floral perfume, the demons of mighty strength, though shaken off by Kumbhakarna's breaths, remained stable forcefully with difficulty and went into the cave.

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t˜m praviþya guh˜m ramy˜m ratnak˜ñcanaku÷÷im˜m || 6-60-25
dad®þurnair®tavy˜ghr˜× þay˜nam bhŸmavikramam |

25. pravishya= entering; taam= that; ramyaam= beautiful; guhaam= cave; ratna kaaNchana kuTTimaam = inlaid with diamonds and gold; nairR^ita ryaaghraaH= those tigers among demons; dadR^ishuH= saw; bhiimavikramam= Kumbhakarna of terrific prowess; shayanaam= who was sleeping.

Entering that beautiful cave inlaid with diamonds and gold, those tigers among demons beheld Kumbhakarna, of terrific prowess, who was sleeping.

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te tu tam vik®tam suptam vikŸrõamiva parvatam || 6-60-26
kumbham mah˜nidram samet˜× pratyabodhayan |

26. te= they; sametaaH= together; pratyabodhayam= tried to awaken; kumbhakarNam= Kumbhakarna; suptam= who was sleeping; vikR^itam= nastily; vikiirNam parvatam ive= like a spread-out mountain; mahaanidram= in a great slumber.

They together tried to awaken Kumbhakarna who was sleeping nastily like a spread-out mountain in a great slumber.

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¨rdhvalom˜ñcitatanum þvasantamiva pannagam || 6-60-27
bhr˜mayantam vini×þv˜sai× þay˜nam bhŸmavikramam |
bhŸman˜s˜pu÷am tam tu p˜t˜lavipul˜nanam || 6-60-28
þayane nyastasarv˜ðgam medorudhiragandhinam |
k˜ñcan˜ðgadanaddh˜ðgam medorudhiragandhinam || 6-60-29
dad®þurnair®tavy˜ghram kumbhakarõamarindamam |

27, 28, 29. uurdhva lomaaNchita tanum= his limbs covered with down which stood on end; shvasantam= breathing; pannagamiva= like a serpent; shayaanam= as he slept; bhiimavikramam= shayaanam= as he slept; bhiimavikramam= Kumbhakarna of irresistible valour; bhraamayantam= brandishing; viniHshvaasaiH= dreadful snores; bhiimanaasaapuTam= his nostrils being horrible; paataala vipulaananam= and his mouth a gaping hell; nyasta sarvaaNgam= stretched to his full length of body; shayane= while lying down; medorudhiragandhinam= giving forth an odour of marrow and blood; kaaN^chanaaNga danaddhaaN^gam= his limbs adorned with goldedn armlets; kiriiTena= wearing a diadem; arkavarchasam= as bright as the sun; tam kumbhakarNam= that Kumbhakarna; nairR^ita vyaaghram= the lion among demons; arindanam= and the slayer of his foes; dadR^ishuH= (they) saw.

His limbs covered with down which stood on end, breathing like a serpent, as he slept, Kumbhakarna of irresistible valour emitted dreadful snores, his nostrils being horrible, and his mouth a gaping hell. Stretched to his full length on the earth, he gave forth an odour of marrow and blood, his limbs were adorned with golden armlets and he wore a diadem as bright as the sun, thus did that lion among demons, Kumbhakarna, the slayer of his foes, appear!

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tataþcakrurmah˜tm˜na× kumbhakarõasya c˜gr˜ta× || 6-60-30
bh¨t˜n˜m merusamk˜þam r˜þim paramatarpaõam |

30. tataH= then; mahaatmaanaH= those powerful demons; parama taraNam= in order to satisfy him excellently; chakruH= made; raashim= a heap; bhuutaanaam= of (hunted) being; merusamkaasham= as high as mount Meru agrataH= in front; kumbhakarNasya= of Kumbhakarna.

Then, those powerful demons, in order to satisfy him, placed a heap of venison as high as Mount Meru, in front of Kumbhakarna.

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m®g˜õ˜m mahiÿ˜õ˜m ca var˜h˜õ˜m ca samcay˜n || 6-60-31
cakrurnair®taþ˜rd¨l˜ r˜þimannasya c˜dbhutam |

31. nairR^itashaarduulaaH= those lions among demons; chakruH= made; samahayaan= a great mass; adbhutam annam= of wonderful food; mR^igaaNaam= with deers; mahiSaaNaam cha= buffaloes; varaahaNaam cha= and pigs.

Those excellent demons piled up a great mass of wonderful food with the meat of deers, buffaloes and pigs.

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tata× þoõitakumbh˜mþca m˜ms˜ni vividh˜ni ca || 6-60-32
purast˜tkumbhakarõasya cakrustridaþaþatrava× |

32. tataH= then; tridasha shatravaH= the demons; chakruH= made; shoNita kumbhaashcha= pots of blood; vividhaani= various kinds; maamsaani= of meats; purastaat= in front; kumbhakarNasya= of Kumbhakarna.

Then, the demons placed pots of blood and various kinds of meat in front of Kumbhakarna.

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lilipuþca par˜rdhyena candanena paramtapam || 6-60-33
divyair˜þv˜say˜m˜surm˜lyairgandhaiþca gandhibhi× |

33. lilipuH= (They) rubbed; paramtapam= that scourge of his foes; paraardhyena= with the most rare; chandanena= sandalwood; aashvaasa yaamaasuH= and refreshed him; divyaiH= with celestials; gandhibhiH= and fragrant; maalyaiH= garlands; gandhaiH cha= and sweet-smelling perfumes.

They rubbed Kumbhakarna the scourge of his foes with the most rare sandalwood and refreshed him with celestial and fragrant garlands as well as sweet-smelling perfumes.

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dh¨pagandh˜mþca sas®justuÿ÷uvuþca paramtapam || 6-60-34
jalad˜ iva c˜nedury˜tudh˜n˜statastata× |

34. yaatudhaanaaH= the demons; sasR^ijuH= created; dhuupagandhaan cha= the burnt incense; tuSTuvushcha= and hymned the praises; paramtapam= of that warrior who proved fatal to his foes; aaneduH cha= (they) cried out noises; (which burst forth); tatastataH= on every side; jaladaaH iva= like thunder of clouds.

They burnt incenses and hymned the praises of that warrior who proved fatal to his foes. They cried out noises which burst forth on every side like thunder.

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þaðkh˜mþca p¨ray˜m˜su× þaþ˜ðkasad®þaprabh˜n || 6-60-35
tumulam yugapacc˜pi vineduþc˜pyamarÿit˜× |

35. puurayaamaasuH= (They) blew; shaN^khaan= couches; shashaaN^ka sadR^isha prabhaan= as bright as the moon; amarSitaaH= and with impatience; vineduH cha api= made sounds; tumulam= tumultuously; yugapat= all at once.

They blew couches which were as bright as the moon and with impatience, made with impatience, made sounds tumultuously all at once.

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nedur˜spho÷ay˜m˜suþcikÿipuste niþ˜car˜× || 6-60-36
kumbhakarõavibodh˜rtham cakrustevipulam svanam |

36. te nishaacharaaH= those demons; neduH= made sounds; kumbhakarNa vibodhaartham= in order to awaken Kumbhakarna; aasphoTayaamaasuH= clapped their hands; chikSupuH= and shook him; chakruH= made; vipulam= a great; svanam= clamour.

Those demons made sounds by clapping their hands, in order to awaken Kumbhakarna and shook him too, creating a great clamour.

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saþaðkhabherŸpaõavapraõ˜da |
m˜spho÷itakÿvelitasimhan˜dam |
diþo dravantastridivam kiranta× |
þrutv˜ vihamg˜× sahas˜ nipetu× || 6-60-37

37. vihamgaaH= the birds; kirantaH= passing through; tridivam= the sky; dravantah= ran; dishaH= (to different) quarters; nipetuH= and fell down; sahasaa= soon; shrutvaa= on hearing; sashaNkha bheriipaNava praNaadam= the sound of the couches, drums, gongs; aasphoTitakSvelita simhanaadam= clapping of hands and leonine roars.

The birds passing through the sky ran helter-shelter and fell down soon on hearing the sounds of the couches, drums, gongs, clapping of hands and leonine roars.

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yad˜ bh®þam tairninadairmah˜tm˜ |
na kambhakarõo bubudhe prasupta× |
tato bhuþuõýŸrmusal˜ni sarve |
rakÿogaõ˜stam jag®hurgad˜þca || 6-60-38

38. yadaa= when; mahaatmaa= the illustrious; KumbhakarNaH= Kumbhakarna; na bubudhe= did not waken; prasaptaH= from the slumber; taiH= (despite) those; bhR^isham= great; nivadaiH= sounds; tataH= then; sarve= all; rakSogaNaaH= troops of demons; jagR^ihuH=seized hold; bhushuNDiiH= of bars; musalaani= pestles; gadaashcha= and maces; tam= towards him.

As the illustrious Kumbhakarna did not waken from his slumber despite those great sounds, all troops of demons seized hold of bars, pestles and maces towards him.

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tam þailaþ®ðgermusalairgad˜bhi |
rvakÿa×sthale mudgaramuÿ÷ibhiþca |
sukhaprasuptam bhuvi kumbhakarõam |
rakÿ˜msyudagr˜õi tad˜ nijaghna× || 6-60-39

39. tadaa= then; udagraaNi= the cruel; rakSaamsi= demons; nijaghnuH= struck; tam= that; sukhaprasuptam= sleeping comfortably; bhuvi= on the floor; kumbhakarNam= Kumbhakarna; vakSasthale= on his chest-region; shailashR^iNgaiH= with mountain-tops; musalaiH= pestles; gadaabhiH= maces; mudgaramuSTibhiH cha= hammers and fists.

Then, the cruel demons struck that sleeping Kumbhakarna on his chest with mountain-tops, pestles, maces, hammers and their fists.

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tasya ni×þv˜sav˜tena kumbhakarõasya rakÿasa× |
r˜kÿas˜ balavanto'pi sth˜tum þekurna c˜grata× || 6-60-40

40. balavanto.api= eventhough strong; raakSasaaH= the demons; na shekuH= could not; sthaatum= stand upright; agrataH= before; niHshvaasavaatena= the breathing winds; kumbhakarNasya= of Kumbhakarna; rakSasaH= the demon.

Even with all their strength, the demons could not stand upright before the breathing winds of Kumbhakarna, the demon.

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tata× parihit˜ g˜ýham r˜kÿas˜ bhŸmavikram˜× |
m®daðgapaõav˜n bherŸ× þaðkhakumbhagaõ˜mstath˜ || 6-60-41

41. tataH= then; bhiima vikramaH= the terribly strong; raakSasaaH= demons; gaaDham= firmly; parihitaaH= seated themselves round him; (and began to beat); mR^idaN^ga paNavaan= drums, cymbals; bheriiH= kettle-drums; tathaa= and shaNkha kumbhagaNaam= myriads of couches and trumpets.

Then, the terribly strong demons firmly seated themselves round him and began to beat drums, cymbals, kettle-drums and myriads of couches and trumpets.

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daþa r˜kÿasas˜hasram yugapatparyav˜rayat |
nŸlañjanacay˜k˜ram te tu tam pratybodhayan || 6-60-42
abhighnanto nadantaþca na ca sambubudhe tad˜ |

42. dasha raakSasa sahaahasram= ten thousand demons; paryavaarayat= surrounded (him); yugapat= all at once; te tu= they on their part; abhighnantaH= beating; tam= him; niilaaJNanachayaakaaram= that colossus who resembled a heap of antimony; pratyabodhayan= tried to rouse; tam= him; nadantaH= by making sounds; tadaa= (even) then; na sambabudhe= (he) did not wake.

Ten thousand demons surrounded him all at once. Beating that colossus who resembled a heap of antimony, the demons on their part tried to rouse him by making sounds. Even then, he did not wake.

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yad˜ cainam na þekuste pratibodhayitum tad˜ || 6-60-43
tato gurutaram yatnam d˜ruõam samup˜kraman |

43. yadaa= when; te= they; na shekuH= were unable; patibodhayitum= to rouse; enam= him; tadaa= then; samupaakraman= they began; tataH guru taram= with a more energetic; daaruNam= and ruthless; yatnam= endeavour.

As they were unable to rouse him by these means, they resorted to more energetic and ruthless methods.

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aþv˜nuÿ÷r˜n khar˜nn˜g˜n jaghnardaõýakaþ˜ðkuþai× || 6-60-44
bherŸþaðkhem®daðg˜mþca sarvapr˜õairav˜dayan |

44. aajaghnuH= (they) beat; ashvaan= horses; uSTraan= camels; kharaan= donkeys; naagaan= and elephants; daNDaka shaan^kushaiH= with sticks, whips and thongs; (to trample upon him); avaadayan= and caused to blast; bheriishaNkha mR^idaN^gan cha= kettle-drums, couches and drums; sarvapraaNaiH= by all the beings.

They beat horses, camels, donkeys, and elephants with sticks whips and thongs, so that they trample upon him and blasted kettle-drums, couches and drums.

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nijaghnaþc˜sya g˜tr˜õi mah˜k˜ÿ÷haka÷amkarai× || 6-60-45
mudgarairmusalaiþc˜pi sarvapr˜õasamudyatai× |

45. nijaghnuH= (They) crushed; asya= his; gaatraaNi= limbs; mahaa kaaSThaka TamkaraiH= under piles of heavy logs and pillars; musalaishchaapi= and maces; sarvapraaNa samudyataiH= lifted with all strength.

They crushed his limbs under piles of heavy logs and pillars, as also maces lifted with all their strength.

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tena n˜dena mah˜a laðk˜ samabhip¨rit˜ || 6-60-46
saparvatavan˜ sarv˜ so'pi naiva prabudhyate |

46. tena mahataa maadena= by that great noise; sambhipuuritaa= was filled; sarvaa= the entire; laN^kaa= Lanka; saparvatavanaa= along with its mountains and groves; saH api= he nevertheless; naiva prabudhyati= did not wake.

The entire Lanka, with its mountain and groves, was filled with great noise. He nevertheless did not wake.

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tata× sahasram bherŸõ˜m yugapatsamahanyata || 6-60-47
m®ÿ÷ak˜ñcanakoõ˜n˜ m˜sakt˜n˜m samantata× |

47. tataH= thereafter; sahasram= a thousand; bheriiNaam= drums; aasaktaanaam= lying upon that; samantataH= all around; mR^iSTa kaaN^chana koNaanaam= with sticks of refined gold.

Then, they beat a thousand drums all around with sticks of refined gold.

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evanaotatubudrasty tad˜ bauva oravydgtata || 6-60-48
þ˜pasya vaþam˜pannastata× kruddh˜ niþ˜car˜× |

48. evamapi= yet; yadaa= when; naiva prabudhyata= he did not wake; atinidraH= from his profound slumber; aapannaH= having been afflicted; vasham= under the spell; shaapasya= of a curse; tataH= then; nishaaharaaH= the demons; kruddhaaH= were enraged.

Yet, as he did not wake from his profound slumber, being under the spell of a curse, the demons were enraged.

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mah˜krodhasam˜viÿ÷˜× sarve bhŸmapar˜kram˜× || 6-60-49
tadrakÿo bodhayiÿyantaþcakruranye par˜kramam |

49. sarve= all those demons; bhiimaparaakramaaH= of terrible strength; mhaakrodha samaaviSTaaH= were filled with a great fury; anye= some others; chakruH= assembled; paraakramam= their strength; bodhayiSyantaH= to awaken; tat= that rakSaH= demons.

All those demons of terrible strength were filled with a great fury. Some others assembled their strength to awaken that demon.

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anye bherŸ× sam˜jaghnaranye cakrurmah˜svanam || 6-60-50
keþ˜nanye pralulupu× karõ˜vanye daþanti ca |

50. anye= some; samaajaghnuH= beat; bheriiH= drums; anye= some; chakruH= made; mahaasvanam= a great sound; anye= some; pralulupuH= tore out; keshaan= his hair; anye= some others; dashanti= bit; karNau= his ears.

Some beat drums, some shouted, some tore out his hair and some others bit his ears.

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udakumbhaþat˜nyanye samasiñcanta karõayo× || 6-60-51
na kumbhakarõa× paspande mah˜nidr˜vaþaÕ gata× |

51. anye= some; samasiJNchanta= poured; uda kumbha shataani= hundreds of pitchers of water; karNoyoH= into his ears; kumbhakarNaH= (but) Kumbhakarna; mahaanidravasham gataH= plunged in deep sleep; na paspande= did not stir.

Some poured hundreds of pitchers of water into his ears but Kumbhakarna, plunged in deep sleep, did not stir.

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na kumbhakarõa× paspande mah˜nidr˜vaþam gata× || 6-60-52
m¨rdhni vakÿasi g˜treÿu p˜tayan k¨÷amudgar˜n |

52. anye= some; balinaH= strong one; kuuTamudgara paaNayaH= armed with rocks and hammers; paatayan= struck; kuuTa mudgaraan= the rocks and hammers; tasya muurdhni= on his head; vakSasi= chest; gaatreSu= and other limbs.

Some strong ones, armed with rocks and hammers, struck the rocks and hammers on his head, chest and other limbs.

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rajjubandhanabaddh˜bhi× þatagnŸbhiþca sarvaþa× || 6-60-53
vadhyam˜no mah˜k˜yo na pr˜budhyata r˜kÿasa× |

53. vadhyamaanaH= (Though) smitten; shataghniibhiH= by missiles; rajju bandhana baddhaabhiH= fastened with ropes; sarvashaH= on all sides; mahaakaayaH= the giant bodied; raakSasaH= demon; na praabudhyata= did not wake.

Though smitten by missiles fastened with ropes on all sides, the giant bodied demon did not wake.

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v˜raõ˜n˜m sahasram ca þarŸre'sya pradh˜vitam || 6-60-54
kumbhakarõastad˜ buddhv˜ sparþam paramabudhyata |

54. sahasram= a thousand; vaaraNaanaam= elephants; pradhaaritam= ran up and down; asya= on his; shariire= body; tadaa= then; kumbhakarNaH= Kumbhakarna; buddhvaa= lightly waking up; abudhyata= became aware; sparsham param= of the pressure.

A thousand elephants ran up and down on his body till Kumbhakarna lightly woke up and became aware of the pressure.

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sa p˜tyam˜nairgiriþ®ðgav®kÿai |
racintayamst˜nvipul˜n prah˜r˜n |
nidr˜kÿay˜t kÿudbhayapŸýitaþca |
vij®mbham˜õa× sahasotpap˜pa || 6-60-55

55. achintayan= being insensible; taan= to those; vipulaan= violent; prahaaraan= blows; girishR^iNga vR^ikSaiH= of crags and trees; paatyamaanaiH= hurled upon him; kSud bhaya piiDitashcha= but under the prompting of extreme hunger; sahasaa= suddenly; utpapaata= sprung up from sleep; vijR^imbhamaanaH= yawning; nidraakSayaat= due to loss of sleep.

Being insensible to those violent blows of crags and trees hurled upon him, but under the prompting of extreme hunger, Kumbhakarna suddenly sprang up from sleep, yawning due to loss of sleep.

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sa n˜gabhog˜calaþ®ðgakalpau |
vikÿipya b˜h¨ jitavajras˜rau |
viv®tya vaktram vaýav˜mukh˜bham |
niþ˜caro'sau vik®tam jaj®mbhe || 6-60-56

56. vikSipya= waving; baahuu= his arms; naagabhogaachlashR^iN^ga kalpau= resembling serpent's coils or the peaks of mountains; jita vajra saarau= hard as cut diamonds; saH= such; asau= of this; niSaacharaH= demon; vivR^itya= opening; vikR^itam= his monstrous vaktram= mouth; vaDavaamukhaabham= like unto the face of a submarine fire; jajR^imbhe= yawned.

Waving his arms resembling serpent's coils or the peaks of mountains, hard as cut diamonds, that demons opening his monstrous month like unto the face of a submarine fire, yawned.

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tasya j˜j®mbham˜õasya vaktram p˜t˜lasamnibham |
dadruþe meruþ®ðg˜gre div˜kara ivodita× || 6-60-57

57. tasya= his; vaktram= mouth; jaajR^imbhamaaNasya= yawning horribly; paataala samnibham= resembled hell; dadR^ishe= and appeared; divaakaraH= like the sun; uditaH= rising; meru shR^iN^ge= under the high peak of Meru Mountain.

His mouth yawning horribly resembled hell and appeared like the sun rising under the high peak of Meru Mountain.

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sa j®mbham˜õo'tibala× prabuddhastu niþ˜cara× |
ni×þv˜saþc˜sya samjajñe parvad˜diva m˜ruta× || 6-60-58

58. saH= that; atibalaH= mighty; nishaacharaH= demon; prabuddhaH= being awake; jR^imbhamaaNaH= yawned; asya samjajJNe niHshvaasaH= heaving his sigh; maarutaH iva= like unto a tempest; parvataat= from a mountain.

That mighty demon, being awake, yawned, heaving a sigh, like unto a tempest arising from a mountain.

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r¨pamuttiÿ÷hatastasya kumbhakarõasya tad babhau |
yug˜ne sarvabh¨t˜ni k˜lasyeva didhakÿata× || 6-60-59

59. tat ruupam= that figure; tasya kumbhakarNasya= of that Kumbhakarna; uttiSThataH= rising up; babhau= stood out; kaalasyeva= resembling Time; yugaante= at the dissolution of the world; didhakSataH= prepared to devour; sarva bhuutaani= all beings.

That figure of Kumbhakarna, rising up, stood out resembling Time at the dissolution of the world, prepared to devour all beings.

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tasy˜gnidŸptisad®þe vidyutsad®þavarcasŸ |
dad®þ˜te mah˜netre dŸpt˜viva mah˜grahau || 6-60-60

60. tasya mahaanetre= his huge eyes; agnidiipti sadR^ishe= resembling flames of fire; vidyutsadR^ishavarchasii= with a glitter equal to that of lightning; dadR^ishaate= appeared; diiptau mahaagrahau iva= like blazing great planets.

His huge eyes, resembling flames of fire, with a glitter equal to that of lightning, appeared like great blazing planets.

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tatastvadarþayan sarv˜n bhakÿy˜mþca vividh˜n bah¨n |
var˜h˜n mahiÿ˜mþcaiva babhakÿa sa mah˜bala× || 6-60-61

62. tataH= then; adarshayan= (the demons) pointed out; vividhaan= various kinds; bahuuvn= of many; sarve= and all pieces; bhakSyaancha= of eatables; varaahaan= boar; mahiSaamshcha= and buffaloes; mahaabalaH= the mighty; saH= Kumbhakarna; babhakSa= devoured (them).

Then, the demons pointed to various kinds of victuals, boar and buffalo. The mighty Kumbhakarna devoured them.

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˜dadbubhukÿito m˜msam þoõitam t®ÿito'pibat |
meda×kumbh˜mþca mady˜mþca papau þakraripustad˜ || 6-60-62

63. tadaa= then; buhukSitaH= the hungry; shakraripuH= Kumbhakarna the enemy of Indra; aadat= ate; maamsam= the meat; tR^iSitaH= and being thirsty; apibat= drank; shoNitam= the blood, papau= and gulped; medaH kumbhaamshcha= pitchers full of fat; madyaamshcha= and wine.

Then, the hungry Kumbhakarna, the enemy of Indra, ate the meat and being thirsty drank the blood and gulped pitchers full of fat and wine.

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tatast®pta iti jñ˜tv˜ samutperurniþ˜car˜× |
þirobhiþca praõamyainam sarvata× paryav˜rayan || 6-60-63

64. tataH= thereupon; JNaatvaa= knowing; tR^iptaH iti= that Kumbhakarna was gratified; nishaacharaaH= the demons; samutpetuH= jumped up (to him); praNamya= saluting; enam= him; shirobhiH= with their heads; paryavaarayan= (they) surrounded him; sarvataH= on all sides.

Thereupon, knowing that Kumbhakarna was gratified of his hunger, the demons approached him, saluting him with their heads bent and surrounded him on all sides.

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nidr˜viþadanetrastu kaluÿŸk®talocana× |
c˜rayan sarvato d®ÿ÷im t˜nuv˜ca niþ˜car˜n || 6-60-64

65. nidravishadanetraH= raising his eyelids that were heavy with sleep; kaluSiikR^ita lochanaH= his gaze still veiled; chaarayan= (he) directed; dR^ishTim= his glance; taan= towards those; nishaacharaan= demons; uvaacha= and spoke (as follows):

Raising his eyelids that were heavy with sleep, his gaze still veiled, he directed his glance towards those demons and spoke as follows:

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sa sarv˜n s˜ntvay˜m˜sa nairrt˜n nair®tarÿabha× |
bodhan˜dvismitaþc˜pi r˜kÿas˜nidamabravŸt || 6-60-65

66. saH= that; nairR^itarSabhaH= excellent demon; saantvayaamaasa= kindly addressed; sarvaan= all; nairR^itaan= the demons; vismitashchaapi= and surprised at being roused; abraviit= spoke; idam= those words; raakSasaan= to the demons.

That excellent demons kindly addressing all the demons and surprised at being roused, spoke the following words to the demons:

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kimarthamah˜m˜d®tya bhavadbhi× pratibodhita× |
kaccitsukuþalam r˜jño bhayam v˜ neha kimcan || 6-60-66

66. kimartham= for what reason; aham= have I; pratibodhitaH= been awakened; bhavadbhiH= by you; aadR^itya= so suddenly?; sukushalam kachchit= is all well; raaJNaH= with the king?; vaa= or; kimchana= is there anything; na= not; bhayam= peril; iha= here?.

"For what reason have you thus wakened me so suddenly? Is all well with the king or anything in peril here?"

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athav˜ dhruvamanyebhyo bhayam paramupasthitam |
yadarthameva tvarirairbhavadbhi× pratibodhita× || 6-60-67

67. athavaa= or; dhruvam= surely; param= a great; bhayam= danger; upasthitam= must have arisen; yadarthameva= for which reason; pratibodhitaH= I have been awaken; bhavadbhiH= by you; tvaritaiH= in haste.

"Surely, there must be some great danger from an external source since you have wakened me in haste."

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adya r˜kÿasar˜jasya bhayamutp˜÷ay˜myaham |
d˜rayiÿye mahendram v˜ þŸtayiÿye tath˜nalam || 6-60-68

68. adya= now; aham= I; utpaaTayaami= shall drive away; bhayam= the misfortune; raakSasa raajarsya= from Ravana the King of Demons; daarayiSye= (even if) I have to cut to pieces; mahendram vaa= Mahendra himself; tathaa= and; shiitayiSye= to freeze; analam= the Fire.

"Now, I shall drive away the misfortune from Ravana the King of Demons, even if I have to cut Mahendra himself to pieces or to freeze the Fire.

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sa hyalpak˜raõe suptam bodhayiÿyati m˜d®þam |
tad˜khy˜t˜rthatattvena matprabodhanak˜raõam || 6-60-69

69. alpakaaraNe= for a petty reason; na bodhayiSyati hi= one does not indeed awaken one; maadR^isham= such as I; suptam= who was sleeping; tat= hence; aakhyaata= tell me; arthatattvena= frankly; matprabodha kaaraNam= for what reason you have roused me.

"For a petty reason, one does not indeed awaken, one such as I, from my slumber. Hence, tell me frankly, for what reason you have roused me."

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evam bruv˜õam samrabdham kumbhakarõamarimdamam |
y¨p˜kÿa× sacivo r˜jña× k®t˜ñjalirabh˜ÿata || 6-60-70

70. yuupaakSaH= Yupaksha; sachivaH= a minister; raaJNaH= of the king; kR^itaaN^jaliH= with his hands joined in salutation; abhaaSata= spoke; kumbhakarNam= to Kumbhakarna; arimdamam= the annihilator of his enemies; evam= thus; bruvaaNam= talking; samrabdham= excitedly.

Yupaksha, a minister of the King, with his hands joined salutation, spoke (as follows) to Kumbhakarna, the annihilator of his enemies, thus talking excitedly.

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na no devak®tam kimcidbhayamasti kad˜cana |
m˜nuÿ˜nno bhayam r˜jamstumulam samprab˜dhate || 6-60-71

71. raajan= O, Prince!; naasti= there is no; kimchit= any; bhayam= panic; kadaachana= at any time; naH= for us; devakR^itam to be caused by celestials; maanuSaat= (but) from a man; tumulam= there is a tumultuous; bhayam= tremor; samprabaadhate= that is driving us back.

"O, Prince! There is no threat whatsoever at anytime for us from celestials but a mere man is driving us back by a tumultuous tremor."

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na daityad˜navebhyo v˜ bhayamasti hi t˜d®þam |
y˜d®þam m˜nuÿam r˜jan bhayamasm˜nupasthitam || 6-60-72

72. raaja= O, Prince!; naastihi= It is not indeed; daitya daanavebhyo= the celestials or demons; upasthitam= who have put; asmaan= us; taadR^isham= in such; bhayam= a peril; maanuSam= from a man!.

"O, Prince! It is not indeed the celestials or demons who have put us in such a peril as it comes to us from a man."

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v˜narai× parvat˜k˜rairlaðkeyam pariv˜rit˜ |
sŸt˜haraõasamtapt˜dr˜m˜nnastumulam bhayam || 6-60-73

73. vaanaraiH= by monkeys; parvataakaaraiH= whose forms are as large as mountains; iyam laN^kaa= this Lanka; parivaaritaa= is besieged; tumulam= there is tumultuous; bhayam= peril; naH= for us; raamaat= from Rama; siitaaharaNa samtaptaat= who is furious on account of Seetha's abduction.

"Monkeys, whose forms are as large as mountains, are besieging Lanka. There is a tumultuous peril for us from Rama, who is furious on account of Seetha's abduction."

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ekena v˜nareõeyam p¨rvam dagdh˜ mah˜purŸ |
kum˜ro nihataþc˜kÿa× s˜nuy˜tra× sakuñjara× || 6-60-74

74. puurvam= already; ekena= by one; vaanareNa= monkey; iyam= this; mahaapurii= great city; dagdhaa= was burnt; kumaaraH akSaH= and the youthful Prince Aksha; nihataH= was killed; saanuyaatraH= along with his retinue; sakuN^jaraH= and elephants.

"Already, a single monkey set fire to our great city of slew the youthful Prince Aksha with his escort of elephants and retinue."

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svayam rakÿodhipaþc˜pi paulastyo devakaõ÷aka× |
vrajeti samyuge mukto r˜meõ˜dityavarcas˜ || 6-60-75

75. vraja iti= 'get thee hence'; (were the words addressed); raameNa= by Rama; aaditya; varchasaa= who is equal to the sun in splendour; paulastyaH api= to Ravana; svayam= in person; rakSodhipaH= the Lord of Demons; devakaNTakaH= the Lord of Demons; devakaNTakaH= and the troublesome person to celestials.

" ' Get thee hence' were the words addressed by Rama who is equal to the sun in splendour, to Ravana in person the Lord of Demons and the trouble-some person to celestials."

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yanna devai× k®to r˜j˜ n˜pi daityairna d˜navai× |
k®ta× sa iha r˜meõa vimukta× pr˜õasamþay˜t || 6-60-76

76. yat= that which; saH raajaa= that king; na kR^itaH= never suffered; devaiH= (in the hands) of Gods; na= never; daityaiH= with demons, na= never; daityaiH= with demons, na= never; daanavaiH= with Danavas; kR^itaH= (he had had) to endure; iha= here; raameNa= from Rama; vimuktaH= who released him; praaNasamshayaat= from the danger to his life.

"That which this king never suffered at the hands of Gods or Demons or Danavas, he has had to endure here from Rama, who released him from the danger to his life."

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sa y¨p˜kÿavaca× þrutv˜ bhr˜turyudhi par˜bhavam |
kumbhakrõo viv®tt˜kÿo y¨p˜kÿamidamabravŸt || 6-60-77

77. shrutvaa= hearing; paraabhavam= about the humiliation; bhraatuH= of his brother; yudhi= in the battle; yuupaakSa vachanaH= through the words of Yupaksha; kumbhakarNaH= Kumbhakarna; vivR^ittakSaH= rolling his eyes; abraviit= spoke; yuupakSam= to Yupaksha (as follows):

Hearing about the humiliation of his brother in the battle through the words of Yupaksha, Kumbhakarna rolling his great eyes, spoke to Yupaksha (as follows):

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sarvamadyaiva y¨p˜kÿa harisainyam salakÿmaõam |
r˜ghavam ca raõe jitv˜ tato drakÿy˜mi r˜vaõam || 6-60-78

78. yuupaakSa= O, Yupaksha!; adyaiva= now itself; jitvaa= after conquering; raagjavam= Rama; salakshamaNam= along with Lakshmana; sarvam= and the entire; harisainyam= army of monkeys; raNe= in the battle; drakSyaami= I shall see; raavaNam= Ravana; tata= thereafter.

"O, Yupaksha! Now itself, after conquering the entire army of monkeys with Lakshmana and Rama on the battle-field, then only I shall see Ravana."

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r˜kÿas˜mstarpayiÿy˜mi harŸõ˜m m˜msaþoõitai× |
r˜malakÿmaõayoþc˜pi svayam p˜sy˜mi þoõitam ||6-60-79

79. tarpayiSyaami= I shall satiate; raakSasaan= the demons; maamsashoNitaiH= with the flesh and blood; hariiNaam= of the monkeys; paasyaami= I shall drink; svayam= myself; shoNitam= the blood; raamalakSmaNayoH= Rama and Lakshmana.

"I shall satiate the demons with the flesh and blood of monkeys and, as for Rama and Lakshmana, I shall drink their blood myself."

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tattasya v˜kyam bruvato niþamya |
sagarvitam roÿaviv®ddhadoÿam |
mahodaro nair®tayodhamukhya× |
k®t˜ñjalirv˜kyamidam babh˜ÿe || 6-60-80

80. nishamya= hearing; tat vaakyam= those words; bruvataH= spoken; garvitam= with haughtiness; roSavivR^iddha doSam= and whose anger increased his ferocity; tasya= of him; sah= that; mahodaraH= Mahodara; nairR^itayodhamukhyaH= the chief of warriors of demons; kR^itaaN^jaliH= with joined palms; babhaaSe= spoke; idam vaakyam= these words.

Hearing these haughty from that demon, whose anger increased his ferocity, Mahodara the chief of warriors of demons, having offered obeisance with joined palms, spoke the following words:

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r˜vaõasya vaca× þrutv˜ guõadoÿau vim®þya ca |
paþc˜dapi mah˜b˜ho þatr¨nyudhi vijeÿyasi || 6-60-81

81. mahaabaaho= O, the mighty armed!; shrutvaa= when your have listened to; vachaH= the words; raavaNasya= of Ravana; vimR^ishya cha= and considered; guNa doSau= the advantages and disadvantages (of the matter); pashchaat= api= even afterwards; vijeSyasi= you can conquer; shatruun= the enemies; yudhi= in battle.

"O, the mighty armed! When you have listened to the words of Ravana and considered the advantages and disadvantages of the matter, even afterwards you can conquer the enemies in battle."

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mahodaravaca× þrutv˜ r˜kÿasai× pariv˜rita× |
kumbhakarõo mah˜tej˜× sampratasthe mah˜bala× || 6-60-82

82. shrutvaa= hearing; mahodara vachaH= the words of Mahodara; mahaabalaH= the mighty; kumbhakarNaH= Kumbhakarna; mahaatejaaH= of great valour; sampratasthe= prepared to depart; parivaaritaH= surrounded; raakSasaiH= by demons.

Hearing the words of Mahodara, the might Kumbhakarna of great valour prepared to depart, surrounded by demons.

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suptamutth˜pya bhŸm˜kÿam bhŸmar¨papar˜kramam |
r˜kÿas˜stvarit˜ jagmurdaþagrŸvaniveþanam || 6-60-83

83. raakSasaaH= the demons; utthaaprya= having awaken; suptam= that sleeping Kumbhakarna; bhiimaakSam= of dreadful eyes; bhiimaruupa paraakramam= with formidable aspect and valour; jagmuH= went; dashagriiva niveshanam= to the king's palace; tvaritaaH= in haste.

The demons, having awaken that sleeping Kumbhakarna of dreadful eyes, form and valour, went to the King's palace in haste.

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te'bhigamya daþagrŸvam˜sŸnam param˜sane |
¨curbaddh˜ñjalipu÷˜× sarva eva niþ˜car˜× || 6-60-84

84. sarve= all; te nishaacharaaH= those demons; abhigamya= approaching; dashagriivam= Ravana; aasiinam= who was seated; paramaasane= on the throne; uuchuH= said to him; baddhaaN^jalipuTaaH= with joined palms (as follows):

All those demons, approaching Ravana who was seated on the throne, said to him with joined palms, as follows:

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kumbhakarõa× prabuddho'sau bhr˜t˜ te r˜kÿaseþvara |
katham tatraiva niry˜tu drakÿyase tamih˜gatam || 6-60-85

85. raakSaseshvara= O, Lord of Demons!; asau kumbhakarnaH= this Kumbhakarna; te bhraataa= your brother; prabuddhaH= has wakened; niryaatu katham= (It is your will) that he should enter the battle field; tatraiva= from there itself; drakSyase= or do you desire to see; tam= him; aagatam= who came; iha= here?.

"O, Lord of Demons! Kumbhakarna, your brother, has wakened. Is it your will that he should enter the battle field from there itself or do you desire him to come here and see you?"

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r˜vaõastvabravŸddh®ÿ÷o r˜kÿas˜mst˜nupasthit˜n |
draÿ÷umenamihecch˜mi yath˜ny˜yam ca p¨jyat˜m || 6-60-86

86. raavaNastu= Ravana on his part; abraviit= answered; taan= those; raakSasaan= demons; upasthitam= who stood before him; hR^iSTaH= and with a glad heart; (said); ichchhami= I want; draSTum= to see; enam= him; iha= here; puujyataam= let hi receive the honours; yathaanyaayam= in a befitting manner.

Ravana answered those demons who stood before him and with a glad heart, said: "I want to see him here. Bring him after extending the honours due to him in a befitting manner."

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tathetyuktv˜ tu te sarve punar˜gamya r˜kÿas˜× |
kumbhakarõamidam v˜kyam¨c¨ r˜vaõacodit˜× || 6-60-87

87. uktvaa= uttering; tatheti= "Be it so"; sarve= all; te= those; raakSasaaH= demons; raavaNachoditaaH= as per the command of Ravana; punaH aagamya= returned; kumbhakarNam= to Kumbhakarna; uuchuH= and spoke; idam= these; vaakyam= words.

Uttering "Be it so", all those demons as commanded by Ravana, returned to Kumbhakarna and spoke the following words:

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draÿ÷um tv˜m k˜mkÿate r˜j˜ sarvar˜kÿasapumgava× |
gamane kriyat˜m buddhirbhr˜taram sampraharÿaya || 6-60-88

88. raajaa= the king; sarva raakSasa pungavaH= the lion of all the dmeons; kaan^kSate= desires; draSTum= to see; tvaam= you; kriyataam= bestow; buddhiH= your mind; gamane= in going; sampraharSaya= and gratify; bhraataram= your brother!.

"The king, the lion of all the demons, desires to see you. Go and gratify your brother!"

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kumbhakarõastu durdharÿo bhr˜tur˜jñ˜ya þ˜sanam |
tathetyuktv˜ mah˜vŸrya× þayan˜dutpap˜ta ha || 6-60-89

89. aaJNaaya= understanding; bhraatuH= his brother's; shaasanam= command; kumbhakarNastu= Kumbhakarna; durdharSaH= the inviolable demons; mahaaviiryaH= of great prowess; uktvaa= uttering; tathaa iti= "so be it"; utpapaataha= rose up; shayanaat= from his couch.

Hearing his brother's wish, Kumbhakarna the inviolable demon of great prowess, uttering "so be it", leapt up from his couch.

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prakÿ˜lya vadanam hrÿ÷a× sn˜ta× paramabh¨ÿita× |
pip˜sustvaray˜m˜sa p˜nam balasamŸraõam || 6-60-90

90. prakSaalya= washing; vadanam= his face; snaataH= bathing; hR^iSTaH= refreshed and delighted; paramabhuuSitaH= adorning himself well; pipaasuH= and feeling thirsty; tvarayaamaasa= (he) hastened (them); paanam= (to bring him) a drink; balasamiiraNam= which can boost up his strength.

Washing his face and bathing, refreshed and delighted, adorning himself well and feeling thirsty, he hastened them to bring him a drink which can boost up his strength.

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tataste tvarit˜statra r˜kÿas˜ r˜vaõ˜jñay˜ |
madyam bhakÿy˜mþca vividh˜n kÿipramevopah˜rayan || 6-60-91

91. tataH= thereupon; te raakSasaaH= those demons; upahaarayan- brought; (him); kSiprameva= quickly; madyam= the wine; vividhaan= and various kinds; bhakSyaamshcha= of eatables; tatra= there; tvaritaaH= (and who) hastened; raavaNaaJNayaa= to carry out Ravana's commands.

Thereupon, those demons brought him quickly the wine and various kinds of eatable there, in their hurry to take Kumbhakarna with them as per Ravana's commands.

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pŸtv˜ gha÷asahasre dve gaman˜yopacakrame |
Ÿÿatsamutka÷o mattastejobalasamanvita× || 6-60-92

92. pitraa= having drunk; dve= two; ghaTa sahasre= thousand pitchers; gamanaaya upachakrame= (Kumbhakarna) prepared to set out; iiSat= and slightly; samutkaTaH= inebriated; mattaH= and flushed; tejobalasamanvitaH= he was exhilarated and filled with energy.

Having drunk two thousand pitchers, Kumbhakarna prepared to set out and slightly inebriated and flushed, he was exhilarated and filled with energy.

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kumbhakarõo babau ruÿ÷a× k˜l˜ntakayamopama× |
bhr¨tu× sa bhavanam gacchan rakÿobalasamanvita× || 6-60-93
kumbhakarõa× padany˜sairakampayata medinŸm |

93. ruSTaH= the fuming; umbhakarNaH= Kumbhakarna; gachchhan= going; bhraatruH= to his brother's; bhavanam= palace; rakSobala samanvitaH= along with the army of demons; babhau= appeared; kaalaantaka yamopamaH= like Yama the Lord of Death at the end of all-destroying time; akampayata mediniim= he caused the earth to tremble; padanyaasaiH= with his foot-steps.

The fuming Kumbhakarna, going to his brother's palace along with the army of demons, appeared like Yama the Lord of Death at the end of all-destroying Time. He caused the earth to tremble with his foot-steps, while marching.

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sa r˜jam˜rgam vapuÿ˜ prak˜þayan |
sahasrarasmirdharaõŸmiv˜mþubhi× |
jag˜ma tatr˜ñjalim˜lay˜ v®ta× |
þatakraturgehamiva svayambhuva× || 6-60-94

94. raajamaargam= the royal highway; prakaashayan= was illumined; vapuSaa= by his body; sahasra rashmiH iva= like unto that orb of a thousand rays (sund); amshubhiH= by its flashes; dharaNiim= (illumines) the earth; jagaama= and he went; tatra= there; vR^itaH= surrounded by; aN^jalimaalayaa= a circle of demons paying him obeisance; shatakratuH= resembling Indra the Lord of Celestials; geham= (approaching) the abode; svayambhuvaH= of Brahma the Lord of Creation.

The royal high way was illumined by his body, like unto that orb of a thousand rays (the sun) by its flashes illumines the earth and he went there, surrounded by a circle of demons paying obeisance, resembling Indra the Lord of Celestials approaching the abode of Brahma the Lord of Creation.

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tam r˜jam˜rgasthamamitragh˜tinam |
vanaukasaste sahas˜ bahi×sthit˜× |
d®ÿ÷v˜' prameyam giriþ®ðgakalpam |
vitatrasuste saha y¨thap˜lai× || 6-60-95

95. dR^iSTvaa= seeing; amitraghaatinam= that slayer of his foes; raajamaargastham= on the royal high way; tam= that monster; girishR^iNga kalpam= as high as the peak of a mountain; te vanaukasaH= those monkeys; bahiHsthitaH= stationed outside (the city); yuuthapaalaiH saha= as also their leaders; vitatrasuH= were frightened; sahasaa= suddenly.

Seeing that slayer of his foes on the royal high way, that monster as high as the peak of a mountain, those monkeys stationed outside the city, as also their leaders, were frightened suddenly.

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kecicharaõyam þaraõam sma r˜mam |
vrajanti kecidvyathit˜× patanti |
keciddiþaþca vyathit˜× patanti |
kecidbay˜rt˜bhuvi þerate sma || 6-60-96

96. kechit= some; sharaNam vajrantisma= gained refuge; raamam= in Rama; sharaNyam= who affords protection; kechit= some; patantisma= fell down; vyathitaa= tottering; kechit= some; patantisma= fled away; vyathitaaH= perturbed; dishaH= in all directions; kechit= and some; sherate sma= lay; bhuvi= on the ground; bhayaartaaH= confounded with fear.

Some gained refuge in Rama who affords protection, some fell down tottering, some fled away perturbed in all directions and some others lay on the ground, confounded with fear.

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tamadriþ®ðgapratimam kirŸ÷inam |
sp®þantam˜dityamiv˜tmatejas˜ |
vanaukasa× prekÿya viv®ddhamadbhutam |
bhay˜rdit˜ dudruvire yatastata× || 6-60-97

97. prekSya= seeing; tam adbhutam= that colossus; adri shR^iNga pratimam= like a great peak; kiriiTinam= having a diadem; spR^ishantam iva= who seemed to touch; aadityam= the sun; aatma tejasaa= with his brilliance; vanaukasaH= the monkeys; bhayaarditaaH= were seized with terror; vivR^iddham= and had grown immensely in size; dudruvire= fled; yatastataH= hither and thither.

Seeing that colossus appearing like a great peak, having a diadem who seemed to touch the sun with his brilliance, the monkeys were seized with terror and had grown immensely in size, fled hither and thither.

 

ity˜rÿe þrŸmadr˜m˜yaõe ˜dik˜vye yuddhak˜õýe ÿaÿ÷itama× sarga×

Thus completes 60th Chapter of Yuddha Kanda of the glorious Ramayana of Valmiki, the work of a sage and the oldest epic.


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