Chapter [Sarga] 66

Introduction

Seeing Kumbhakarna coming with his colossal body and emitting a tremendous roar, the monkeys scare away. Angada reassures the monkeys, who then return to the battle field to resume fight. When the monkeys start attacking Kumbhakarna, the latter crushes some monkeys with rage. Then again, the monkeys get frightened and run away in different directions. Angada then restores the monkeys to confidence once more and all the monkeys stand awaiting the command of Angada.


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s l'"aiyTva akarm! igirkqaepmae mhan!,
inyRyaE ingraUT[m! kM-k[aeR mhabl>. 6661

1. saH mahaabalaH= that mighty; kumbhakarNaH= Kumbhakarna; mahaan= with a colossal body; girikuuTopamaH= resembling the peak of a mountain; laN^ghayitvaa= crossing; praakaaram= the rampart; tuurNam= quickly; niryayau= sallied forth; nagaraat= from the city.

That mighty Kumbhakarna, with his colossal body resembling the peak of a mountain, having crossed the rampart, sallied forth from the city.

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nnad c mhanadm! smumi-nadyn!,
ivjyiv in"aRtaiNvxmiv pvRtan!. 6662

2. nanaada= (Kumbhakarna) emitted a roar; abhinaadayan samudram= making the sea to reverberate; parvataan vidhaman iva= causing the mountains to quake; vijayanniva nirghaataan= and drowning the thunder-claps, as it were.

Kumbhakarna emitted a roar, making the sea to reverberate, causing the mountains to quake and drowning the thunder-claps, as it were.

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tmvXy< m"vta ymen v[en c,
ey -Ima]mayaNt< vanra ivԂvu>. 6663

3. prekSya= seeing; tam= that demon; bhiimaakSam= of terrific eyes; avadhyam= who could not be destroyed; maghavataa= by Indra, the lord of celestials; yamena= or by Yama the lord of death; varuNena= or by Varuna the lord of death; vaanaraaH= the monkeys; vipradudruvuH= ran away.

Seeing that demons of terrific eyes who could not be destroyed either by Indra the lord of celestials or by Yama the lord of death or by Varuna the god of water, the monkeys ran away.

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ta<Stu ivvtae va vailpuae=dae=vIt!,
nl< nIl< gva]< c kmud< c mhablm!. 6664

4. dR^iSTvaa= seeing; taan= them; vipradrutaan= running away; angadaH= Angada; raajaputraH= the prince; abraviit= spoke to; nalam= Nala; neelam= Neela; gavaakSam cha= Gavaksha; mahaabalam= the mighty; kumudam= Kumuda; (as follows):

Seeing them running away, Angada the prince spoke to Nala, Neela, Gavaksha and the mighty Kumuda as follows:

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AaTmanm ivSm&Ty vIyaR{yi-jnain c,
Kv gCDt -ySta> akta hryae ywa. 6665

5. vismR^itya= forgetting; aatmanaH= your own; taani= those; viiryaani= dignities; abhijanaanicha= and nobilities of bhaja trastaaH= and trembling with fear; praakR^itaaH harayaH yatha= like common monkeys; kva= where; gachchhata= do you go?.

Where do you go, forgetting your own dignities as also nobilities of birth and trembling with fear like common monkeys?

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saxu saEMya invtRXv< ik< a[aNpirr]w,
nal< yuay vE r]ae mhtIy< iv-Ii;ka>. 6666

6. saumyaaH= O auspicious monkeys!; nivartadhvam= return; saadhu= well; kim= why; parirakSatha= do you completely guard; praaNaan= your lives?; rakSaH= (This) demons; naalam= is not competent; yuddhaaya= for a combat; iyam= this; mahatii= is a great; vibhiiSikaa= object of terror (toy).

O auspicious monkeys! Please return! Why do you so fully guard your lives? This demon is not competent for a combat. He is merely a great toy of terror.

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mhtImuiTwtamena< ra]sana< iv-Ii;kam!,
ivmaixim:yamae invtRXv< Plvma>. 6667

7. plavaN^gamaaH= O monkeys!; vikramaat= by our prowess; vidhamiSyaamaH= we shall destroy; enaam mahatiim vibhiiSikaam= this giant toy; utthitaam= produced; raakSasaanaam= by demons; nivartadhvam= come back.

O monkeys! By our prowess, we shall destroy this giant toy produced by demons. Come back!

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kCD+e[ tu smaaSy sMy c ttStt>,
v&]aihSta hry> sMtSwU r[aijrm!. 6668

8. samaashvasya= reconciling themselves; kR^ichchhreNa= with difficulty; harayaH= the monkeys; samgamya= assembled together at a place; tatstataH= from all sides; gR^ihiitvaa= and snatching; vR^ikSaan= the trees; sampratasthuH= and proceeded towards; raNaajiram= the battle field.

Reconciling themselves with some difficulty, the monkeys, from all sides, assembled together at a place and snatching some trees, the monkeys for their part, towards the battle-field.

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te inv&Ty tu s'a> kM-k[ vnaEks>,
inju> prma> smda #v kra>. 6669

9. te= those; vanaukasaH= monkeys; samadaaH= kuNjaraaH iva= like elephants in rut; nivR^itya= having come back; samrabdhaaH= hurriedly; nirjaghnuH= assaulted; kumbhakarNam= Kumbhakarna; paramakruddhaaH= very much enraged.

Like elephants in rut, those monkeys, having came back, hurriedly hit Kumbhakarna, very much enraged as they were.

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a<zui-igRirz&E izlai- mhabla>,
padpE> pui:ptaE hNymanae n kMpte. 66610

10. mahaabalaH= the mighty Kumbhakarna hanyamaanaH= (though) assaulted; praamshubhiH girishR^iN^gaishcha= with lofty mountain-tops; shilaabhishcha= rocks; puSpitaagraiH paadapaiH= and trees having blossoms at their ends; na kampate= was unshaken.

The mighty Kumbhakarna, though assaulted with lofty mountain-tops, rocks and trees with blossoms at their ends, stood unshaken.

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tSy gae;u pitta i-*Nte ztz> izla>,
padpa> pui:ptaa -a> petumRhItle. 66611

11. bahavaH shilaaH= many rocks; patitaaH= fallen; tasya gaatreSu= on his limbs; bhidyante= got burst into pieces; paadapaaH= the trees; puSpitaagraah= with blossoms at their ends; bhagnaaH= were broken; petuH= fell; mahiitale= on the ground.

Many rocks, fallen on his limbs, got burst into pieces. The trees, with blossoms at their ends, were broken and fell shattered on the floor.

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sae=ip sENyain s'ae vanra[a< mhaEjsam!,
mmNw prmayae vnaNyiirvaeiTwt>. 66612

12. saH api= Kumbhakarna too; samkruddhaH= very much enraged; mamantha= crushed; sainyaani= the armies; mahanjasaam vaanaraaNaam= of the ranks of monkeys though there were greatly energetic; paramaayattaH= with his extreme exertion utthitaH agniH vanaaniiva= even as a rising fire would consume the woods.

Kumbhakarna too, very much enraged, crushed the ranks of monkeys though they were greatly energetic, with his extreme exertion even as a rising fire would consume the woods.

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laeihtaaRStu bhv> zerte vanr;R-a>,
inrSta> pitta -UmaE tapu:pa #v Ԃma>. 66613

13. bahavaH= many; vaanararSabhaaH= of the foremost among the monkeys; nirastaaH= lay on the ground; lohitaardraaH= bathed in blood; sherate= laid on the ground; drumaaH yathaa= like the trees; patitaaH= fallen; bhuumau= on the ground; taamrapuSpaaH= with crimson flowers.

Many of the foremost among the monkeys lay on the ground, bathed in blood as they were, fallen like trees with crimson flowers, when tossed up by the demon.

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l'"yNt> xavNtae vanra navlaekyn!,
ke icTsmue pitta> ke icgnmaita>. 66614

14. vaanaraaH= (some) monkeys; laN^ghayamtaH= while jumping; pradhaavantaH= and running away; naavalokyan= did not look back; kechit= some; patitaaH= fell; samudre= in the ocean; kechit= some; aasthitaaH= inhabited gaganam= the sky.

Some monkeys, while jumping and running away, did not look back. Some fell in the ocean. Some inhabited the sky.

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vXymanaStu te vIra ra]sen blIysa,
sagr< yen te tI[aR> pwa tenEv Ԃvu>. 66615

15. te viiraaH= (While) those warriors (of monkeys); vadhyamaanaaH= were being killed; raakSasena= by the demon; liilayaa= playfully; (some other monkeys); dudruvuH= ran away; tenaiva= by the same route; yena pathaa= by which route; tiirNaaH= they crossed; saagaram= the ocean.

While that demon was killing some warriors of monkeys playfully, some others ran away by the same route, by which they earlier crossed the ocean.

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te Swlain twa in< iv;{[vdna -yat!,
\]a v&]aNsmaFa> ke icTpvRtmaita>. 66616

16. te= those monkeys; tadaa= them; vivarNa vadanaaH= becoming pale-faced; bhayaat= due to fear; (inhabited); sthalaani= mounds; nimnam= and low grounds; kechit= some; aashritaaH= inhabited; parvatam= a hill; R^ikSaaH= bears; samaaruuDhaaH= ascended; vR^ikSaan= the trees.

While some monkeys becoming pale-faced due to fear, inhabited the mounds and the low grounds, some bears ascended the trees. Some escaped to a hill.

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mmur[Rve ke iĉha> ke icTsmaita>,
in;e> Plvga> ke icTke icEvavtiSwre. 66617
keicуmaE inpitta> keicTsua m&ta #v,

17. kechit= some; mamajjuH= were drowned; aarNave= in the ocean; kechit= some; samaashritaaH= dwelled; guhaaH= in the caves; apare kechit= some others; nipetuH= escaped; kechit= some; naive.

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.

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taNsmIyadae -aNvanraindmvIt!. 66618
Avitt yuXyamae invtRXv< Plvma>,

18. samikSya= seeing; taan vaanaraan= those monkeys; bhagnaan= retreated disorderly; aN^gadaH= Angada; abraviit= spoke; idam= these words; pravaNgamaaH= O monkeys!; avatiSThata= stay; yuddhyaamaH= we shall carry on the battle; nivartadhvam= come back.

Seeing those monkeys disorderly retreated, Angada spoke these words, "Stay. We shall carry on the battle. Come back."

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-ana< vae n pZyaim pirgMy mhIimmam!. 66619
Swan< sveR invtRXv< ik< a[aNpirr]w,

19. na pashyaami= I do not catch sight of; sthaanam= a place; vaH= for you; bhagnaanaam= who have retreated; parikramya= (even if) you roam iverl unaan naguun= this earth; sarve= (Let) (of you); nivartadhvam= come back; kim= why; parirakSatha= do you safeguard; praaNaan= your lives?

"I do not catch sight of any place for you, who have retreated, even if you roam over the entire earth. Let all of you come back. Why do you safeguard your lives?"

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inrayuxana< vtamsgitpaE;a>. 66620
dara phis:yiNt s vE "atStu jIivtam!,

20. asamgagatipauruSaaH= O valiant monkeys, moving without hindrances; daaraaH= your wives; dravataam= (seeing you) running away; niraayudhaanaam= without weapons; upahasiSyanti= will mock at you; saH= It; ghaataH yai= is indeed a death; sujiivataam= for those who lives well.

"O valiant monkeys, moving without hindrances! Your wives, seeing you running away leaving your weapos aside, will mock at you. It is indeed a death for those who lived well."

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kle;u jata> sveR Sm ivStI[eR;u mhTsu c. 66621
Kv gCDt -ySta> akta hryae ywa,
AnayaR> olu yItaSTyva vIy xavt. 66622

21, 22. sarve= all of us; jaataaH sma= are born; mahatsu cha kuleSu= in distinguished races; vistiirNeSu= which are well-developed; praakR^itaaH harayaH yathaa= like common monkeys; kva= where; gachchhata= do you go; bhayatrastaaH= trembling with fear?; yat pradhaavat= as you are running away; bhiitaaH= frighted; tvyaktvaa= leaving; viiryam= your valour; anaaryaah khalu= you are indeed not worthy of honour.

"All of us are born in distinguished races; which are well developed. Where to you go frightened, like ordinary monkeys? As you are running away with fear, leaving all your valour, you are indeed unworthy of honour."

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ivkTwnain vae yain yda vE jns<sid,
tain v> Kv c ytain saedai[ mhaiNt c. 66623

23. kva= where; taani vaH= did those wordes of you; yaani vikatthanaani= which were boasting; vaH sodagraaNi= projecting yourself highly; janasamsadi= in assemblies of people; tadaa= at that time (before coming for the battle)?; gataani= melt away?

"Where did those boasting words of you melt away, in which you highly projected yourself in front of the people just before coming for the battle?

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-Ivada> UyNte yStu jIvit ixt>,
magR> sTpu;EjuR> seVyta< TyJyta< -ym!. 66624

24. yaH= who; dhikR^itaH= even if reproached; jiivati= survive; pravaadaaH= the slanders; bhiiroH= of such cowards; shruuyante= are being heard; maargaH= (Let) path; juSTaH= set out; satpuruSaiH= by good people; sevyataam= be followed; bhayam= (Let) fear; tyajyataam= be abandoned.

"The cowards, who survive even after being reproached, have to hear slanders from the people. Let the path trodden by the good people be followed. Let your fear be abandoned."

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zyamhe va inhta> p&iwVyamLpjIivta>,
auyamae laekm! :pm! c kyaeixi->. 66625

25. shayaamahe vaa= we shall lie down; nihataaH= killed by the enemies; pR^ithivyaam= on the earth; alpajiivitaaH= if we are short-lived; praapmyaamaH cha= we shall reach; brahmalokam= the realm of Brahma (residence of pious spirits); duSpraapam= difficult to be attained; kuyodhibhiH= by bad warriors.

"If our longevity is short, we shall lie down, being killed by the enemies, on the earth and reach the realm of Brahma (residence of pious spirits), which is difficult to be attained by bad warriors."

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Avauyam> kIitRm! va inhTva zumahve,
inhta vIrlaekSy -aeyamae vsu vanra>. 66626

26. vaanaraaH= O monkeys!; avaapnuyaamaH= we shall obtain, kiirtim= glory; nihatvaa= by killing; shatrum= the enemies; aahave= in battle; vaa= or; nihataaH= if killed; bhokSyaamaH= we shall enjoy; vasu= a good thing; viiralokasya= of the world attained by warriors.

"O monkeys! We shall obtain glory by killing our enemies in battle or if killed on the other hand, we shall enjoy the heaven, attained by the warriors."

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n kM-k[R> kakTSw< va jIvNgim:yit,
dIPymanimvasa* ptae Jvln< ywa. 66627

27. dR^iSTvaa= coming face to face with; kakutthsam= Rama; kumbhakarNaH= Kumbhakarna; na gachchhati= will not go back; jiivan= alive; pataN^gaH iva= any more than a moth; aasaadya= meeting; diipyamaanam jvalanam= a blazing fire.

"Coming face to face with Rama, Kumbhakarna will not go back alive, any more than a moth meeting a blazing fire."

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playnen caeia> a[a]amhe vym!,
@ken bhvae -a yzae naz< gim:yit. 66628

28. vayam= (If) we; bahavaH= in large numbers; uddiSTaaH= intended (to fight); bhagnaaH= are conquered; ekena= by one person alone; rakSaamahi= and protect; praaNaan= and lives; palayanena= by an escape; yashaH= our glory; gamiSyati= will undergo; naasham= a damage.

"If we, in large numbers, who are intended to fight, are conquered by one person alone and if we protect our lives by running away, our glory will undergo a damage."

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@v< uva[< t< zUrmd< knkadm!,
vma[aSttae vaKymUcu> zUrivgihRtm!. 66629

29. tataH= then; dravamaaNaaH= those fleeing monkeys; uuchuH= spoke; vaakyam= (the following) words; shuura vigarhitam= which were contemptible y warriors; tam shuuram aN^gadam= to that valiant Angada; kanakaaNgadam= to that valiant Angada; kanakaaNgadam= who was adorned with golden armlets; evam= thus; bruvaaNam= speaking.

Then, those fleeing monkeys spoke the following words, which were contemptible by the warriors, to that valiant Angada, who was adorneed with golden armlets.

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kt< n> kdn< "aer< kM-k[eRn r]sa,
n Swankalae gCDamae diyt< jIivt< ih n>. 66630

30. kR^itam= It is enough; ghoram yuddham= of the terrific battle; rakSasaa kumbhakarNena= with Kumbhakarna the demon; naH= for us; na sthaanakaalaH= it is not the proper time to stay; gachchhaamaH naH= to us; jivitam= life; dayitam hi= is indeed dear.

"For us, it is enough of this terrific battle with Kumbhakarna, the demon. It is not the proper time to stay back but it is to time to go away. Life is indeed dear to us."

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@tavʮva vcn< sveR te -eijre idz>,
-Im< -Ima]mayaNt< va vanryUwpa>. 66631

31. dR^iSTvaa= seeing; bhiimam= that terrific Kumbhakarna; aayaantam= coming; bhiimaakSam= with his dreadful eyes; sarve te= all those; vaanarayuuthapaaH= commanders monkey-troops; uktvaa= speaking; etaavat vachanam= words only thus far; bhajire= scattered; dishaH= in all directions.

Seeing that terrific Kumbhakarna coming with his dreadful eyes, all those commanders of monkey-troops, speaking words only thus far, scattered in all directions.

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vma[aStu te vIra Aden vlImuoa>,
saNTvE bmanE tt> sveR invitRta>. 66632

32. sarve= all; te= those; dravamaaNaaH= fleeing; viiraaH= commanders; valiimukhaaH= of monkeys; tataH= thereafter; saantvanaishcha= with the coaxing words; aN^gadena= by Angada; nivartitaa= were turned back; anumaanaishcha= by giving inferential arguments.

Thereafter, with the coaxing words and inferential arguments by Angada, all those fleeing commanders of monkeys turned back.

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h;RmupnIta vailpue[ xImta,
Aa}atI]aStuSwu sveR vanryUwpa>. 66633

33. upaniitaaH= having been obtained, praharSam= cheerfulness; dhiimataa vaaliputreNa= by the intellectual Angada; sarve= all; vaanara yuuthapaaH= those commanders of the army-troops; tasthuH cha= stood; aajJNaapratiikSaaH= awaiting his command.

Having been cheered up by the intellectual Angada, all those commanders of the army-troops stood awaiting his command.

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\;-zr-mENdxUnIla>,
kmudsu;e[gva]rM-tara>,
iivdpnsvayupumuOyas!,
Tvirttrai-muo< r[< yata>. 66634

34. R^iSabhasharabha mainda dhuumra niilaaH= Rishabha, Mainda, Dhumra, Neela; kumuda suSeNa gavaakSarambha taaraaH= Kumuda, Sushena, Gavaksha, Rambha, Tara, dvipadapanasa vaayuputra mukhyaaH and particularly Dvipada, Panasa and Hanuma; prayaataaH= marched; tvarita taraabhimukham= very quickly with their faces turned towards; raNam= the battle.

Rishabha, Sharabha, Mainda, Dhumra, Neela, Kumuda, sushena, Gavaksha, Rambha, Tara and more particularly Dvipada, Panasa and hanuma marched ahead very quickly, with their faces turned towards the battle.

 

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

Thus completes 66th Chapter of Yuddha Kanda of the glorious Ramayana of Valmiki, the work of a sage and the oldest epic.


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January 2007, K. M. K. Murthy