Book VI : Yuddha Kanda - Book Of War
Kumbhakarna rebukes Mahodara for rendering a wrong advice to Ravana. He asserts Ravana, saying that he will annihilate Rama in battle. Ravana gets pleased and orders Kumbhakarna to wipe off the monkeys together with Rama and Lakshmana in battle. Then, Ravana arranged for ornamentation of the various limbs of Kumbhakarna with various types of jewellery, before sending him to the battle. As Kumbhakarna sallies forth to the battle, several bad omens appear on all sides. Kumbhakarna disregards these portents and marches ahead for the battle. Seeing the colossal form of Kumbhakarna, all the monkeys get frightened and take to their heels.
sa tathoktastu nirbhartsya kumbhakarõo mahodaram |
abravŸdr˜kÿasaþreÿ÷haÕ bhr˜taram r˜vaõaÕ tata× || 6-65-1
1. kumbhakarna= Kumbhakarna; tathaa= thus; uktaH= spoken; nirbhartasya= rebuked; mahodaram= Mahodara; tataH= and then; abraviit= spoke; bhraataram= to his brother; raavanam= Ravana; raakSasashreTham= the chief of demons.
Hearing the words of Mahodara, Kumbhakarna rebuked him and then spoke to his brother, Ravana, the chief of demons (as follows):
so'ham tava bhayaÕ ghoram vadh˜ttasya dur˜tmana× |
r˜masy˜dya pram˜rj˜mi nirvairastvam sukhŸbhava || 6-65-2
2. vadhaat= by annihilation; tasya= of that; duraatmanaH= evil-minded; raamasya= Rama; saH aham= I as such; pramarjaami= wipe off; tava= your; ghoram= terrific; bhayam= fear; adya= today; bhava= be; sukhii= happy; nirvairaH hi= indeed free enmity.
"By annihilation of that evil-minded Rama, I will wipe-off your terrifc fear today. Be happy, indeed without any enmity."
garjanti na v®th˜ þ¨ra nirjal˜ iva toyad˜× |
paþya samp˜dyam˜nam tu garjitam yudhi karmaõ˜ || 6-65-3
3. shuuraaH= warriors; nagarjanti= do not roar; vR^ittaa= in vain; nirjalaaH toyadaaH iva= like water-less clouds; pashyas= see; garjitum= the roar; sampadyamaanam= on completion; karmaNaa= of work; yudhi= in battle.
"Warriors do not roar in vain as waterless clouds. Hear my roar, only on completion of my said task in battle."
na marÿayati c˜tm˜nam sambh˜vayati n˜tman˜ |
adarþayitv˜ þ¨r˜stu karma kurvanti duÿkaram || 6-65-4
4. shuuraaH= warriors; na marSayanti= do not indulge; sambhaavayitum= in thinking highly; aatmaanam aatmanaa= of themselves by themselves; adarshayitvaa= without showing; kurvanti= they do; duSkaram karma= difficult act.
"Warriors do not indulge in eulogizing themselves. They do difficult acts, without a show."
viklav˜n˜mabuddhŸn˜m r˜ñ˜Õ paõýitam˜nin˜m |
þ®õvat˜m˜dita idam tvadvidh˜n˜Õ mahodara || 6-65-5
5. mahodara= O, Mahodara!; kathyamaanam tvadvachaH= your narrated words; nityam rochate= are always agreeable; raaJNaam= to kings; viklabaanaam= who are confused; paN^Dita maaninaan= who fancy themselves as the learned; abuddhiinaam= and who are stupid.
"O Mahodara! Your words may be agreeable to those kings who are confused, who fancy themselves as the learned, and who themselves are stupid."
yuddhe k˜puruÿairnityaÕ bhavadbhi× priyav˜dibhi× |
r˜j˜namanugacchadbhi× k®tyametadvin˜þitam || 6-65-6
6. bhavadbhiH= by you; kaapuruSaiH= whoa re cowards; yuddhe= in battle; nityam priyavaadibhiH= always speaking pleasantly; anugachchhadbhiH= and go according to the wishes of; raajaanam= the king; sarvam= the entire; kR^ityam= undertaking; vinaashitam= has been spoiled.
"You are all cowards in battle. You always speak pleasantly and go according to the wishes of the king. You, as such, have spoiled all the undertakings."
r˜jaþeÿ˜ k®t˜ laðk˜ kÿŸõa× koþo balam hatam |
r˜j˜namimam˜s˜dya suh®ccihnamamitrakam || 6-65-7
7. aasaadya= getting possession of; imam= of this; raajaanam= king; suhR^ichchihnam= who has friends merely for a name-sake; amitrakam= and behaving unfiendly; dhanaagaaram= the treasury; kSiNam= has weakened; balam= the army; hatam= has been killed; laN^kaa= Lanka; kR^itaa= has been made; raajaseSaa= with the king alone left.
"Having access to this king, who has friends merely for a name-sake as also behaving unfriendly, the treasury got depleted, the army destroyed and king alone is left the Lanka."
eÿa niry˜myaham yuddhamudyata× þatrunirjaye |
durnayaÕ bhavat˜madya samŸkartuÕ mah˜have || 6-65-8
8. udyataH= intent on; shatrunirjaye= conquering the enemies; eSaH aham= I; niryaami= sally forth; adya= today; yuddham= for the battle; samiikartum= to set right; bhavatiim= your; durnayam= imprudent policy.
"Intent on conquering the enemy, I sally for the battle today to set right your imprudent policy."
evamuktavato v˜kyam kumbhakarõasya dhŸmata× |
pratyuv˜ca tato v˜kyaÕ prahasanr˜kÿas˜dhipa× || 6-65-9
9. evam= thus; uktavataH= spoken; dhiimataH kumbhakarNasya vaakyam= the words of the intellectual Kumbhakarna; raakSasaadhipaH= the king of demons; tataH= then; prahasan= bursting into laughter; pratyuvaacha= replied; vaakyam= in (follwoing) words:
Hearing the words of the intellectual Kumbhakarna, Ravana the king of demons, bursting into laughter, replied as follows:
mahodaro'yam r˜m˜ttu paritrasto na saÕþaya× |
na hi rocayate t˜ta yuddham yuddhaviþ˜rada || 6-65-10
10. taata= O dear brother; yuddhavishaarada= well-versed in the art of warfare!; ayam= this; mahodaraH= Mahodara; paritrastaH= is frightened; raamaat= of Rama; na samshayaH= there is no doubt; na rochayate hi= indeed; he is not inclined; yuddham= of war.
"O dear brother, well-versed in the art of war-fare! This Mahodara is frightened of Rama. There is no doubt. He is not indeed inclined of a war."
kaþcinme tvatsamo n˜sti sauh®dena balena ca |
gaccha þatruvadh˜ya tvam kumbhakarõajay˜ya ca || 6-65-11
11. kumbhakarNa= O Kumbhakarna!; kashchit naasti= none; tvatsamaH= is equal to you; me= for me; sauhR^idena= in friendship; balenacha= and strength; tvam= you; gachchha= proceed; shatruvadhaaya= for destroying the enemies; jayaaya= and for achieving victory.
"O Kumbhakarna! None is equal to you in friendship and strength, in my eyes. You march to the battlefield for destroying the enemies and for achieving victory."
þay˜na× þatrun˜þ˜rtham bhav˜n sambodhito may˜ |
˜yam hi k˜la× sumah˜n r˜kÿ˜n˜marimdama || 6-65-12
12. arindama= O destroyer of enemies!; bhavaan= you; shayaanaH= who were sleeping; sambodhitaH= were awaken; mayaa= by me; shatrunashaartham= for the purpose of destroying the enemies; ayam= this; sumahaan kaalaH hi= is indeed a grand time; raakSasaanaam= for demons.
"O destroyer of enemies! You, who were sleeping, were awakened by me, for the purpose of destroying the enemies. This is indeed a grand time for our demons."
tadgaccha þ¨lam˜d˜ya p˜þahasta iv˜ntaka× |
v˜nar˜n r˜japutrau ca bhakÿay˜dityatejasau || 6-65-13
13. tat= therefore; gachchha= go; antakaH iva= like Yama the god of death; aadaaya= by taking; shuulam= a dart; paasha hastaH= and a noose in hand; bhakSaya= devour; vaanaraan= the monkeys; raajaputrau= and the princes; aaditya tejasau= whose splendour is like that of the sun.
"Therefore, go like Yama the god of death, by taking a dart and a noose in your hand. Devour the monkeys and the princes whose splendour is like that of the sun."
sam˜lokya tu te r¨pam vidraviÿyanti v˜nar˜× |
r˜malakÿmaõayoþc˜pi h®daye prasphu÷iÿyata× || 6-65-14
14. samaalokya= by seeing; te= your; ruupam= very form; vaanaraaH= the monkeys; vidraviSyanti= will run away; hR^idayechaapi= the hearts; raama lakSmaNayoH= of Rama and Lakshmana; prasphuTiSyataH= will get broken asunder.
"By seeing your very form, the monkeys will run away. The hearts of Rama and Lakshmana will get broken asunder."
evamuktv˜ mah˜tej˜× kumbhakarõam mah˜blam |
punarj˜tamiv˜tm˜nam mene r˜kÿasapumgava× || 6-65-15
15. raakSasapuN^gavaH= the king of demons; mahaatejaaH= with great energy; evam= thus; uktvaa= speaking; mahaabalam kumbhakarNam= to the mighty Kumbhakarna; mene= thought; aatmaanam= himself; jaatam iva= as though he was born; punaH= again.
Ravana, the king of demons, having a great energy, thus speaking to the mighty Kumbhakarna, thought himself as though he was born again.
kumbhakarõabal˜bhijño j˜namstasya par˜kramam |
babh¨va mudito r˜j˜ þaþ˜ðka iva nirmala× || 6-65-16
16. raajaa= the king; kumbhakarNa balaabhiJNaH= knowing the strength of Kumbhakarna; jaanan= and recognising; tasya= his; paraakramam= prowess; muditaH= was delighted; babhuuva= and became; nirmalaH= bright; shashaaNkaH iva= as the moon.
The king, knowing the strength and prowess of Kumbhakarna, was delighted and became as bright as the moon.
ityevamukta× samh®ÿ÷o nirjag˜ma mah˜bala× |
r˜jñstu vacanam þrutv˜ yoddhumudyuktav˜mstad˜ || 6-65-17
17. ityevam= thus; uktaH= spoken to; (by Ravana); mahaabalaH= the mighty Kumbhakarna; samhR^iSTaH= highly delighted; nirjagaama= sallied forth; shrutvaa= hearing; raaJNaH= the king's; vachanam= speech; tadaa= at that time; udyuktvaan= (he) was ready; yoddhum= to fight.
Some were drowned in the ocean. Some had recourse into the caves. Some others escaped. Some could not even stand stable on the ground. Some fell down. Some lied down, as though they were dead.
˜dade niþitam þ¨laÕ veg˜cchatrunibarhaõa× |
sarvak˜l˜yasam dŸptaÕ taptak˜ñcanabh¨ÿaõam || 6-65-18
18. shatrunibarhaNaH= Kumbhakarna, the annihilator of enemies; vegaat= speedily; aadade= took up; nishitam= a sharp; shuulam= spike; sarvakaalaayasam= made completely with iron; diiptam= splendidly shining; taptakaaN^chana bhuuSaNam= and adorned with pure gold.
Kumbhakarna, the annihilator of enemies, speedily took up a sharp spike fully made of iron, adorned with pure gold and splendidly shining.
indr˜þanisamaÕ bhŸmam vajrapratimagauravam |
devad˜navagandharvayakÿakinnaras¨danam || 6-65-19
raktam˜lya mah˜d˜ma svataþcodgatap˜vakam |
˜d˜ya niþitam þ¨laÕ þatruþoõitarañjitam || 6-65-20
kumbhakarõo mah˜tej˜ r˜vaõam v˜kyamabravŸt |
19, 20. aadaaya= taking hold of; vipulam= that large; shuulam= spike; shatrushoNita raN^jitam= tinted with the blood of enemies; indraashanisamprakhyam= shining like Indra's thunderbolt; vajrapratima gauravam= and equally heavy as a thunderbolt; devadaanava gandharva yakSapannagasundanam= capable of tormenting celestials, demons, Gandharvas the celestial musicians, Yakshas, a class of demi gods, and Nagas teh celectials serpents; raktamaalya mahaadhaama= wreathed in garlands of crimson flowers with excessive splendour; udgatapaavakam= and emitted flames; svataH= by itself naturally; kumbhakarNaH= Kumbhakarna; mahaatejaH= of great brilliance; abraviit= spoke; raavaNam= to Ravana; vaakyam= the following words:
Taking hold of that large spike tinted with the blood of enemies, shining like Indra's thunderbolt and equally heavy, capable of tormenting celestials, demons, Gandharvas, the celestial musicians, Yakshas a class of demi-gods and Nagas the celestial serpents, wreathed in garlands of crimson flowers with excessive splendour and emitting flames by itself naturally, Kumbhakarna of great brilliance spoke to Ravana the following words:
gamiÿy˜myahamek˜kŸ tiÿ÷hatviha balaÕ mahat || 6-65-21
adya t˜nkÿudhita× kruddho bhakÿayiÿy˜mi v˜nar˜n |
21. mahat balam= let this large army; tiSThatu= stay; iha= here; aham= I; gamiSyaami= shall go; ekaakii= alone; kshudhitaH kruddhaH= I, angry with hunger; bhakSayiSyaami= shall devour; taan= those; vaanaraan= monkeys; adya= now.
"Let this large army stay back here. I shall go all alone. Being angry with hunger, I shall devour those monkeys now."
kumbhakarõavaca× þrutv˜ r˜vaõo v˜kyamabravŸt || 6-65-22
sainyai× pariv®to gaccha þ¨lamudgalap˜õibhi× |
22. shrutvaa= hearing; kumbhakarNa vachaH= the words of Kumbhakarna; raavaNaH= Ravana; abraviit= spoke; vaakyam= these words; parivR^itaH= endowed; sainyaiH= with army; shuula mudgara paaNibhiH= with spikes and hammers in hand; gachchha= go (to the battle-field).
Hearing the words of Kumbhakarna, Ravana said, "Go along with army, with their spikes and hammers in hand."
v˜nar˜ hi mah˜tm˜na× þŸghr˜þca vyavas˜yina× || 6-65-23
ek˜kinaÕ pramattam v˜ nayeyurdaþanai× kÿayam |
23.vaanaraaH= the monkeys; mahaatmaanaH= with their huge bodes; shuuraaH= the warriors; suryavasaayinaH= having a much determination; dashanaiH= with their teeth; nayanti kSayam= will arrange for destruction; (of those); ekaakinam= who are either alone; pramattamvaa= or off one's guard.
"The monkeys, with their huge bodies, valiant, with a much determination and with their teeth, will destroy anyone who is either alone or off one's guard."
tasm˜tparamadurdharÿai× sainyai× pariv®to vraja || 6-65-24
rakÿas˜mahitam sarvaÕ þatrupakÿaÕ nis¨daya |
24. tasmaat= therefore; parivR^itaH= enveloped; sainyaiH= with your army; vraja= go; parama durdharSaH= as a person very difficult to be assaulted; niSuudaya= destroy; sarvam= the entire; shatrupakSam= enemy-side; ahitam= which is inimical; rakSasaam= to the demons.
"Therefore, go along with your troops as a person who is very difficult to be assaulted. Destroy the entire enemy-side, which in inimical to our demons."
ath˜san˜tsamutpatya srajaÕ maõik®t˜ntar˜m || 6-65-25
˜babandha mah˜tej˜× kumbhakarõasya r˜vaõa× |
25. samutpatya= rising up swiftly; aasanaat= from his throne; raavaNaH= Ravana; mahaatejaaH= endowed with a great energy; atha= then; aababandha= tied on; kumbhakarNasya= to Kumbhakarna; srajam= a necklace; maNikR^itaantaraam= studded with a course of jewels.
Rising up swiftly from his throne, Ravana endowed with a great energy, then placed around the neck of Kumbhakarna, a necklace studded with a course of jewels.
añgad˜naðgulŸveÿ÷˜nvar˜õy˜bharaõ˜ni ca || 6-65-26
h˜ram ca þaþisamõk˜þam˜babandha mah˜tmana× |
26. (Ravana) aababandha= bonded; aN^gadaani= Armlets; aN^guliiveSTaan= rings; varaaNiaabharaaNicha= excellent ornaments; haaramcha= and a chain; shashisamkaasham= which was handsome; mahaatmanaH= to the great souled Kumbhakarna.
Ravana placed on the person of Kumbhakarna, armlets, rings, excellent jewellery and a handsome chain.
divy˜ni ca sugandhŸni m˜lyad˜m˜ni r˜vaõa× || 6-65-27
g˜treÿu sajjay˜m˜sa þrŸmatŸ c˜sya kuõýale |
27. raavaNaH= Ravana; sajjayaamaasa= arranged for ornamentation; asya= of his; gaatreSu= limbs; divyaani sugandhiini maalyadaani= with beautiful and sweet smelling garlands; kuN^Dalecha= and ear-rings; shrotrayoH= to his ears.
Ravana arranged for ornamentation of his limbs with beautiful and sweet-smelling garlands as well as ear-rings to his ears.
k˜ñcan˜ðgadakey¨ro niÿk˜bharaõabh¨ÿita× || 6-65-28
kumbhakarõo b®hatkarõa× suhuto'gniriv˜babhau |
28. KumbhakarNaH= Kumbhakarna; bR^ihatkarNaH= with large ears; kaaNchana aN^gada keyuura niSkaabharaNa bhuuSitaH= adorned with golden armlets and bracelets worn on his upper arms along with ornament for his breast; aababhau= shone; agniriva= like fire; suhutaH= well=fed with oblations.
Kumbhakarna with large ears, adorned with golden armlets and bracelets worn on his upper arms along with ornament for his breast, shone like fire, well-fed with oblations.
þroõŸs¨treõa mahat˜ mecakena vir˜jita× || 6-65-29
am®totp˜dane naddho bhujaðgeneva mandara× |
29. mahataa= with a large; mechakena= black; viraajitaa= and shining; shroNiisuutreNa= string worn round his loins; mandoraH iva= he was looking like Mount Mandara; naddhaH= encircled; bhujangena= at the time of churning the ambrosia.
With a large, black and shining string worn round his loins, he was looking like Mount Mandara encircled by a serpent at the time of churning the ambrosia.
sa k˜ñcanaÕ bh˜rasahaÕ niv˜taÕ |
vidyutprabham dŸptamiv˜tmabh˜s˜ |
˜badhyam˜na× kavacam rar˜ja |
sandhy˜bhrasamvŸta iv˜drir˜ja× || 6-65-30
30. aabadhyamaanaaH= secured; kaaN^chana kavacham= with a golden armour; bhaarasaham= carrying a great load; nivaatam= impentrable by weapons; diiptamiva= as if blazing; aatmatejasaa= with its own splendour; vidyut prabham= with flashing like lightning; saH= Kumbhakarna; raraaja= shone; adriraajaH iva= like a king of mountains; sandhyaabhrasamviitaH= joined with clouds at sunset.
Secured with a golden armour, carrying a great load, impenetrable by weapons and as if blazing with its own splendour with flashing like lightning, Kumbhakarna shone as a king of Mountains, enveloped by clouds at sunset.
sarv˜bharaõanaddh˜ðga× þ¨lap˜õi× sa r˜kÿasa× |
trivikramak®tots˜ho n˜r˜yaõa iv˜babhau || 6-65-31
31. sarvaabharaNa sarvaaN^gaH= adorned with all ornaments to all his limbs; shuulapaaNiH= with a spike in his hand; saH= that; raakSasaH= demons; aababhau= shone; naaraayanaH iva= like Narayana, the all-embracing Lord; trivikrama kR^itotsaahaH= enthusiastic to take the three long strides (which were meant to cover the entire universe).
Adorned with all ornaments to all his limbs and with a spike in his hand, that demon shone like Narayana, the all-embracing Lord, enthusiastic to take the three long strides (which were meant to cover the entire universe).
bhr˜taram sampariÿvajya k®tv˜ c˜pi pradakÿiõam |
praõamya þiras˜ tasmai sampratasthe mah˜bali× || 6-65-32
32. sampariSyajya= embracing; bhraataram= his brother; pradakSinam kR^itvaa cha api= and even circumambulating him; mahaabalaH= the mighty; saH= Kumbhakarna; pratasthe= sallied forth; praNamya= after offering salutation; tasmai= to him; shirasaa= by bowing down with his head respectfully.
Embracing his brother and even circumambulating him, the mighty Kumbhakarna sallied forth, after offering salutation to him by bowing down to him respectfully.
niÿpatantaÕ mah˜k˜yaÕ mah˜n˜daÕ mah˜balam |
tam˜þŸrbhi× praþast˜bhi× preÿay˜m˜sa r˜vaõa× || 6-65-33
33. preSayaamaasa = (Ravana) sent off; mahaabalam= the mighty; kumbhakarNaH= Kumbhakarna; mahaakaayam= having a colossal body; niSpatantam= who was sallying forth; mahaanaadam= with a great sound; prashastaabhiH= and with laudable; aashiirbhiH= benedictions.
Ravana sent off the mighty Kumbhakarna, having a colossal body, who was then sallying forth, with a great sound (of drums and musical instruments) and with laudable benedictions.
tam gajaiþca turamgaiþca syandanaiþc˜mbudasvanai× |
anujagmurmah˜tm˜nam rathino rathin˜Õ varam || 6-65-34
34. shaNkhadundubhinirghoSaiH= with loud sounds of couches and kettle-drums; sainyaiH cha= with an army; varaayudhaiH= wielding excellent weapons; gajaishcha= with elephants; turaNgaishcha= with horses; syandanaishcha= and with chariots; ambudasvanaiH= having sounds of clouds; mahaatmaanaH= mighty; rathinaH= charioteers; anujagmuH= accompanied; tam= him; varam= who was the foremost; rathinaam= among the charioteers.
With loud sounds of counches and kettle-drums, with an army wielding excellent weapons, with elephants, with horses and with chariots making sounds of clouds, mighty charioteers accompanied him who was the foremost among the charioteers.
sarpairuÿ÷rai× kharairaþvai× simhadvipam®gadvijai× |
anujagmuþca tam ghoraÕ kumbhakarõaÕ mah˜balam || 6-65-35
35. anujagmuH= (those demons) followed; tam= that; ghoram= terrific; mahaabalam= and mighty; kumbhakarNam= Kumbhakarna; sarpaiH= on serpents; uSTraiH= camels; kharaischhaiva= donkeys; simhadvipa mR^igadvijaiH= lions; elephants, wild beasts and birds.
Those demons followed that terrific and mighty Kumbhakarna, mounting on serpents, camels donkeys, lions, elephants, wild beasts and birds.
sa puÿpavarõairavakŸryam˜õo |
dh®t˜tapatra× þitaþ¨lap˜õi× |
madotka÷a× þoõitagandhamatto |
viniryayau d˜navadevaþatru× || 6-65-36
36. saH= that Kumbhakarna; daanavadeva shatruH= the enemy of ogres and celestials; shita shuula paaNiH= wielding a sharp spike in his hand; viniryayau= while sallying forth; dhrutaatapatraH= over whose head a parasol was held; avakiiryamaaNaH puSpavarSaiH= covered with showers of blossoms; madotkaTaH= was excited with drink; shoNitagandha mattah= and intoxicated by the smell of blood.
That Kumbhakarna, the enemy of ogres and celestials, wielding a sharp spike in his hand, while sallying forth, over whose head a parasol was held and drink and intoxicated by the smell of blood.
pad˜tayaþa bahavo mah˜n˜d˜ mah˜bal˜× |
anvay¨ r˜kÿas˜ bhŸm˜ bhŸm˜kÿ˜× þastrap˜õaya× || 6-65-37
37. bahavaH= many; raakSasaaH= demons; mahaasaaraaH= with great energy; mahaabalaaH= with great strength; bhiimaaH= with terrific form; bhiimaakSaaH= with fearful eyes; shastrapaaNayaH= and wielding weapons in their hands; anvayuH= accompanied; padaatayaH= as foot-soldiers.
Many demons, possessing a great energy and great strength, with terrific forms and fearful eyes, as also wielding weapons in their hands, accompanied him as foot-soldiers.
rakt˜kÿ˜× sumah˜k˜y˜ nŸl˜ñjanacayopam˜× |
þ¨r˜nudyamya khaýg˜Õþca niþit˜Õþca paraþvadh˜n || 6-65-38
bahuvy˜m˜Õþca parigh˜n gad˜þca musal˜ni ca |
t˜laskandh˜Õþca vipul˜nkÿepaõŸy˜ndur˜sad˜n || 6-65-39
38, 39.raktaakSaaH= (they followed) with their red hot eyes; sumahaakaayaaH= with large colossal bodies; niilaaN^jana chayopamaaH= resembling a mass of collyrium in hue; udyamya= and lifting up; shuulaan= spikes; khaDgaamshcha= swords; nishitaan= sharp; parashvadhaan= axes; bhindipaalaamshcha= javelins; parighaan= iron rods; gadaashcha= maces; musalaanicha= mallets; vipulaan taalaskandhaamshcha= enormous trunks of palmyrah trees; kSepaNiiyaan= to be hurled at; duraasadaan= and difficult to be met.
The demons followed, with their red hot eyes, large colossal bodies resembling a mass of collyrium in hue, lifting up spikes, swords, sharp axes, javelins, iron rods, maces, mallets, enormous trunks of palmyrah trees to be hurled at and difficult to be met.
ath˜nyadvapur˜d˜ya d˜ruõam lomaharÿaõam |
niÿpap˜ta mah˜tej˜× kumbhakarõo mah˜bala× || 6-65-40
dhanu×þataparŸõ˜ha× sa ÿa÷þatasamucchita× |
raudra× þaka÷acakr˜kÿo mah˜parvatasannibha× || 6-65-41
40, 41. atha= then; saH kumbhakarNaH= that Kumbhakarna; mahaatejaaH= of a great splendour; mahaabalaH= and a great strength; aadaaya= assuming; anyat vapuH= another body; daaruNam= of a formidable; ghoradarshanam= and terrific form; dhanuH shatapariiNaahaH= with a breadth of a hundred bows; SaTshatasamuchchhritaH= and six hundred bows in height; shakaTachakraakSaH= with eyes resembling the wheels of a cart; mahaaparvata samnibhaH= looking like a huge mountain; roudnraH= and terrible to look at niSpapaata= sallied forth.
Then, that Kumbhakarna, of a great splendour and a great strength, assuming another body of a formidable and terrific form, with a breadth of a hundred bows and six hundred bows in height, with his eyes resembling the wheels of a cart, looking like a huge mountain and terrible to look at, sallied forth.
sannipatya ca rakÿ˜msi dagdhaþailopamo mah˜n |
kumbhakarõo mah˜vaktra× prahasannidamabravŸt || 6-65-42
42. kumbhakarNaH= Kumbhakarna; mahaan= having a colossal body; mahaavaktraH= and a large mouth; dagdhashailopamaH= looking like a scorched hill; samnipatya= approaching; rakSaamsi= the demons; abraviit= spoke; prahasan= laughing loudly (the following words).
Kumbhakarna with his colossal body and a huge mouth, looking like a scorched hill, approaching the demons and laughing loudly, spoke as follows:
adya v˜naramukhy˜n˜m t˜ni y¨th˜ni bh˜gaþa× |
nirdahiÿy˜mi saðkruddha× þalabh˜niva p˜vaka× || 6-65-43
43. samkruddhaH= charged with anger; nirdahiSyaami= I shall burn up; taani= those; yuuthaani= troops; vaanaramukhyaan= of the foremost of monkeys; bhaagashchaH= in lots; adya= today; paavakaH iva= as a flash of ifre; (would burn up); pataN^gaaniva= the moths.
"Charged with anger, I shall burn up those troops of the foremost of monkeys, in lots today, as a flash of fire would burn up the moths."
n˜par˜dhyanti me k˜mam v˜nar˜ vanac˜riõa× |
j˜tirasmadvidh˜n˜m s˜ purody˜navibh¨ÿaõam || 6-65-44
44. vaanaraaH= the monkeys; vanachaariNaH= roaming about in a forest; naaparaadhyanti kaamam= on their own accord, have not offended; me= me; saa jaatiH= that race of monkeys; purodyaanavibhuuSaNam= is an embellishment for gardens in city; asmadvidhaanam= like ours.
"The monkeys who are in the habit of roaming about in the woods, have not offended me of their own accord. That race of monkeys serves as an embellishment for the urban gardens in a city like ours."
purarodhasya m¨lam tu r˜ghava× sahalakÿmaõa× |
hate tasminhatam sarvam taÕ vadhiÿy˜mi samyuge || 6-65-45
45. raaghavaH= Rama; saha lakSmaNaH= together with Lakshmana; muulam= is the root-cause; purarodhasya= for attacking our city; tasmin hate= If he is killed; sarvam= all; hatam= is killed; vadhiSyaami= I shall kill; tam= that Rama; samyuge= in battle.
"Rama, together with Lakshmana, is the root-cause for the attack on our city. If he is killed, all will be destroyed. Therefore, I shall kill that Rama in battle."
evam tasya bruv˜õasya kumbhakarõasya r˜kÿas˜× |
n˜dam cakrurmah˜ghoraÕ kampayanta iv˜rõavam || 6-65-46
46. tasya kumbhakarNasya= that Kumbhakarna; evam= thus; bruvaaNasya= speaking; raakSasaaH= the demons; chakruH= made; mahaa ghoram= a very terrific; naadam= noise; aarNavam kampayantaH iva= as though making the ocean of tremble.
While Kumbhakarna was speaking in that way, the demons made a very terrific noise, as though they were agitating the ocean.
tasya niÿpatatast¨rõam kumbhakarõasya dhŸmata× |
babh¨vurghorar¨p˜õi nimitt˜ni samantata× || 6-65-47
47. tasya dhiimataH kumbhakarNasya= as that intelligent Kumbhakarna; niSpatataH= was sallying forth; tuurNam= quickly; nimittaani= omens; ghora ruupaaNi= of terrific patterns; babhuuvaH= appeared; samantataH= on all sides.
As that intelligent Kumbhakarna was sallying forth quickly for the battle, omens of terrific patterns appeared on all sides.
ulk˜þaniyut˜ megh˜ vineduþca sud˜ruõ˜× |
sas˜garavan˜ caiva vasudh˜ samakampata || 6-65-48
48. megharaH= clouds; gardabhaaruNaaH= ashy in colour like asses; ulkaashaniyutaaH= combined with meterors and strokes of lightning babhuuvuH= were formed; vasudhaacha= even the earth; samakamR^ita= trembled; sa saagara vanaa= together with its oceans and forests.
Clouds, ashy in colour like asses, combined with meteors and strokes of lightning appeared. Even the earth trembled, together with its oceans and forests.
ghorar¨p˜× þiv˜ nedu× sajv˜lakavalairmukhai× |
maõýal˜nyapasavy˜ni babandhuþca vihaðgam˜× || 6-65-49
49. shivaaH= Jackals; ghoruupaaH= of terrific form; neduH= howled; sajvaalakabalaih= with flaming morsels; mukhaiH= in their mouths; vihamgamaaH= and birds; babandhuH= twirled; apasavyaani mandalaani= in circles from right to left.
Jackals of terrific form howled with flaming morsels in their mouths and birds twirled in circles from right to left.
niÿpap˜ta ca g®dhre'sya þ¨le vai pathi gacchata× |
pr˜sphurannayanam c˜sya savyo b˜hurakampata || 6-65-50
50. shuule= on the spike; asya= of Kumbhakarna; gachchhataH= sallying forth; pathi= along the road; gR^iddhraH= a vulture; niSpapaata= descended; asya= his; nayanam= (left) eye; praasphurat= twitched; savyaH= his left; baahuH= arm; akampata= throbbed.
A vulture descended on the spike of Kumbhakarna, as he was sallying forth along the road. His left eye twitched and his left arm throbbed.
niÿpap˜ta tad˜ cokl˜ jvalantŸ bhŸmanisvan˜ |
˜dityo niÿprabhaþc˜sŸnna prav˜ti sukho'nila× || 6-65-51
51. tadaa= then; jvalantii= a blazing; ulkaa= meteor; niSpapaata= fell; bhiimaniH svanaa= with a dreadful noise; aadityaH cha= even the sun; aasiit= became; niSprabhaH= lusterless; anilaH= and the wind; na vaati cha= was not blowing; sukhaH= comfortably.
Then, a blazing meteor fell down with a dreadful noise. Even the sun became lusterless and the wind was not blowing comfortably.
niryayau kumbhakarõastu k®t˜ntabalacodita× || 6-65-52
52. achintayan= disregarding; mahotpaataan= those great portents; uditaan= indicated; roma harSaNaan= causing the hair to stand erect; kumbhakarNaHtu= Kumbhakarna on his part; niryayau= marched on; kR^itaanta balachoditaH= driven by the power of fate.
Disregarding those great portents indicated, causing the hair to stand erect, Kumbhakarna on his part marched on, driven by the power of fate.
sa laðghayitv˜ pr˜k˜raÕ padbhy˜Õ parvatasannibha× |
dadarþ˜bhraghanaprakhyam v˜nar˜nŸkamadbhutam || 6-65-53
53. sah= Kumbhakarna; parvatasamnibhaH= looking like a mountain; laN^ghayitvaa= traversing; praakaaram= the rampart; padbhyaam= with his feet; dadarsha= saw; adbhutam= a wonderful; vaanaraaniikam= army of monkeys; abhraghanaprakhyam= similar to a thick coverage of clouds.
Kumbhakarna, looking like a mountain, traversing the rampart with his feet alone, saw a wonderful army of monkeys, looking similar to a thick coverage of clouds.
te d®ÿ÷v˜ r˜kÿasaþreÿ÷ham v˜nar˜× parvatopamam |
v˜yununn˜ iva ghan˜ yayu× sarv˜ diþastad˜ || 6-65-54
54. dR^iSTvaa= seeing; raakSasashreSTham= that Kumbhakarna the excellent among demons; parvatopamam= looking equal to a mountain; te vaanaraaaH= those monkeys; tadaa= then; yayuh= ran away; sarvaaH dishaH= to all directions; ghanaaH iva= as clouds; vaayununnaaH= driven away by the wind.
Seeing that Kumbhakarna, the excellent among demons, looking equal to a mountain, the monkeys then ran away to all directions, as clouds are driven away by the wind.
diþo dravadbhinnamiv˜bhraj˜lam |
sa kumbhakarõa× samavekÿya harÿ˜n |
nan˜da bh¨yo ghanavadghan˜bha× || 6-65-55
55. samavekSya= looking towards; tat vaanaraamiikam= that army of monkeys; atiprachaNDam= which were highly fierce; dravat= and running away; dishaH= to different quarters; bhinnam abhrajaalam iva= like a net-work of broken clouds; saH kumbhakarNaH= that Kumbhakarna; ghanaabhaH= with a hue of black cloud; harSaat= from a rejoice; bhuuyaH= repeatedly; nanaada= roared; ghanavat= like a cloud (thunder).
Looking towards that highly fierce army of monkeys, running away to different quarters, as a net-work of broken clouds, that Kumbhakarna with the hue of a black cloud, highly rejoiced, repeatedly emitted a roar-like thunder.
te tasya ghoraÕ ninadaÕ niþamya |
yath˜ nin˜dam divi v˜ridasya |
peturdharaõy˜Õ bahava× plavamg˜ |
nik®ttam¨l˜ iva s˜lav®kÿ˜× || 6-65-56
56. nishamy= hearing; tasya ghoram= his terrific; ninadam= roar; vaaridasya ninaadam yathaa= similar to the rumbling of a cloud; divi= in the sky; te bahavaH plavaN^gaaH= many of those monkeys; petuH= fell down; dharaNyaam= on the floor; shaala vR^ikSaaH iva= like sal trees; nikR^itta muulaaH= cut-up by the roots.
Hearing his terrific roar, similar to the rumbling of a cloud in the sky, many of those monkeys fell down on the ground, like Sal trees cut-up by the roots.
vipulaparighav˜nsa kumbhakarõo |
ripunidhan˜ya vini×s®to mah˜tm˜ |
kapi gaõabhayam˜dadatsubhŸmaÕ |
prabhuriva kimõkaradaõýav˜nyug˜nte || 6-65-57
57. saH mahaatmaa kumbhakarNaH= that gigantic Kumbhakarna; vipulaparighaan= wielding a large iron-rod viniH sR^itaH= setting off; ripuniidhanaaya= for the destruction of the enemies; prabhuriva= like Yama the lord of death; kimkaradaN^Davaan= armed with a rod of punishment, waiting upon him like an attendant; yugaante= at the time of the dissolution of the world; aadadat= caused; subhiimam= a great terrific; kapigaNabhayam= fear to the troops of monkeys.
Wielding a large iron rod for the destroyable of the enemies, that gigantic Kumbhakarna looked like Yama the lord of death armed with a rod of punishment, waiting upon him as his attendant at the time of dissolution of the world and caused a great terrific fear to the troops of monkeys.
ity˜rÿe þrŸmadr˜m˜yaõe ˜dik˜vye yuddhak˜õýe pañcaÿaÿ÷itama× sarga×
Thus completes 65th Chapter of Yuddha Kanda of the glorious Ramayana of Valmiki, the work of a sage and the oldest epic.
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