Chapter [Sarga] 71

Introduction

Seeing Atikaya, the colossal demon, coming towards him on a chariot, Rama asks Vibhishana who he is Vibhishana introduces Atikaya, as being a son of Ravana and Dhanyamali (another consort of Ravana). When some commanders of monkeys try to attack Atikaya, he chops off trees and crags hurled at him. Without fighting further with the monkeys, Atikaya, moves forward to Rama and challenges him for a fight. Then Lakshmana with his bow and arrows begins to fight with Atikaya. By a sharp arrow struck by Atikaya in Lakshmanas chest, Lakshmana is enraged and releases an arrow employed with a missile of fire and Atikaya attacks it with an arrow employed with a solar missile. On the advice the wind-god appeared before him, Lakshmana finally hurls an arrow employed with a missile of Brahma and chips off the head of Atikaya.


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Svblm! Vyiwtm! va tumul< laemh;R[m!,
at< inhtaNva ztuLypraman!. 6711
ipt&VyaE caip sNZy smre s<in;UidtaE,
yuaeNmm! c mm! c atraE ra]s;R-aE. 6712
cukaep c mhateja dvrae yuix,
Aitkayae=isazae devdanvdpRha. 6713

1, 2, 3. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; svabalam= his own army; tumulam= making a tumultuous sound; romaharShaNam= with excessive fear; vyathitam= seeing; dR^iShTvaa= seeing; bhraatR^iin= his brothers; shakratulya paraakramaan= having a prowess equal to that of Indra the lord of celestials; nihataan= having been killed; atikaayaH= Atikaya; mahaatejaaH= of great splendour; brahmadattavaraH= having boons bestowed by Brahma the lord of creation; adrisamkaashaH= having appearance of a mountain; devadaanavadarpahaa= and who removed the pride of celestials and ogres; yudhi= in battle; samdR^ishya= and seeing; pitR^ivyau= his paternal uncles; bhraatarau= and his brothers; raakShasa shreShTau= the foremost of demons; yudhhaumattamcha= and Yuddhaumatta; mattam cha= and Matta; samnipaatitau= having been fallen down; chukopacha= was enraged.

Seeing his own army making a tumultuous sound tottering with excessive fear, seeing his brothers having a prowess equal to that of Indra the lord of celestials having been killed, and seeing his paternal uncles as also Yuddhonmatta and Matta (Mahodara and Mahaparshva) his brothers and the foremost of demons having been fallen down, Atikaya of great splendour, having boons bestowed by Brahma the lord of creation, having appearance of a mountain and who removed the pride of celestials and ogres, was enraged.

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s -aSkrshSy s'"atimv -aSvrm!,
rwmaSway zairri-av vanran!. 6714

4. saH= that Atikaya; shakraariH= the enemy of Indra the lord of celestials; aaruhya= mounting; ratham= a chariot; bhaasvaram= shining; bhaaskara sahasrasya samghaatamiva= like a cluster of thousand suns; abhidudraava= ran; vaanaraan= towards the monkeys.

That Atikaya, the enemy of Indra the lord of celestials, mounting a chariot shining like a cluster of thousand suns, ran towards the monkeys.

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s ivS)ayR tda capm! ikrIqI m&k{fl>,
nam sMavyamas nnad c mhaSvnm!. 6715

5. saH= He; kiriTii= wearing a crown; mR^iShTakuNDalaH= and well-cleansed ear-rings; visphaarya= drawing; chaapam= his bow; naama samshraavayaamaasa= making his name loudly heard; nanaada cha= roared; mahaasvanam= with a big noise.

Wearing a crown and well-cleansed ear-rings as also drawing his bow, he roared with a big noise, making his name loudly heard.

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ten isMh[aden namivav[en c,
JyazBden c -Imen asyamas vanran!. 6716

6. tena simhapraNaadena= by that lion-like roar; naama vishraavaNena= making his name loudly heard; bhiimena jyaashabdena cha= and by that terrific sound of the bow-string; traasayaamaasa= it created terror; vaanaraan= to the monkeys.

By that lion-like roar, making his name loudly heard and by that terrific sound of the bow-string, it created terror to the monkeys.

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te va dehmahaTMym! kM-k[aeR=ymuiTwt>,
-yataR vanra> sveR sMyNte prSprm!. 6717

7. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; dehamaahaatmyam= the bulkiness of his body; sarve= all; te vaanaraaH= those monkeys; kumbhakarNaH utthitaH= thinking that Kumbhakarna woke up (again); samshrayante= took refuge; parasparam= with each other; bhayaartaaH= afflicted as they were, with fear.

Seeing the bulkiness of his body, all the monkeys, thinking that Kumbhakarna woke up again, took refuge with each other, afflicted as they were, with fear.

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te tSy pmalaeKy ywa iv:[aeiivme,
-yaanryaexaSte ivviNt ttStt>. 6718

8. aalokya= seeing; tasya ruupam= his form; viShNoH iva= looking like Vishnu; trivikrame= who strided over the three worlds in three steps; te= those; te= renowned; vaanarayodhaaH= monkey-warriors; bhayaat= with fear; vidravanti= ran away; tatstataH= hither and thither.

Seeing his form appearing like Vishnu who strided over the three worlds in three steps, the those renowned monkey-warriors with fear, ran away hither and thither.

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te=itkaym! smasa* vanra mUFcets>,
zr{ym! zr[m! jGmulRm[ajmahve. 6719

9. atikaaya samaasaadya= (when) Atikaya was to be attacked; vaanaraaH= the monkeys; muuDhachetasaH= were bewildered in mind; sharaNam jagmuH= and sought refuge; lakSmaNaagrajam= with Rama; aahave= in battle; sharaNyam= who affords protection.

When Atikaya was to be attacked, the monkeys were bewildered in mind and sought in the battle, a refuge with Rama, who affords protection.

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ttae=itkaym! kakTSwae rwSw< pvRtaepmm!,
ddzR xiNvnm! rajRNt< kalme"vt!. 67110

10. tataH= then; kaakutthsaH= Rama; dadarsha= saw; duuraat= from a distance; parvatopamam= who resembled a mountain; rathastham= stationed in a chariot; garjantam= and rumbling; kaala meghavat= like a cloud; appearing at the time of universal dissolution.

Then, Rama saw from a distance, Atikaya, who resembled a mountain in size, stationed in a chariot, armed with a bow and rumbling like a cloud appearing at the time of universal dissolution.

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s tm! va mhakaym! ra"vStu suiviSmt>,
vanraNsaNTviyTva c iv-I;[muvac h. 67111

11. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; tam= that Atikaya; mahaakaayam= having a colossal body; saH= that; raaghavastu= Rama for his part; suvismitaH= was quite surprised; saantvayitavaa cha= and consoling; vaanaraan= the monkeys; uvaacha ha= spoke; vibhiiShaNam= to Vibhishana (as follows):

Seeing that Atikaya, having a colossal body, Rama for his part was quite surprised and after consoling the monkeys, spoke to Vibhishana (as follows):

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kae=saE pvRtsazae xnu:maNhirlaecn>,
yue hyshe[ ivzale SyNdne iSwt>. 67112

12. kaH= who; asau= is he; parvatasamkaashaH= resembling a mountain (in size); dhanuShmaan= armed with a bow; harilochanaH= brown-eyed; sthitaH= and seated; vishaale syandane= in a spacious chariot; yukte= yoked; haya sahasreNa= with a thousand horses?

Who is he, resembling a mountain in size, armed with a bow, brown-eyed and seated in a spacious chariot yoked with a thousand horses?

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y @; iniztE> zUlE> sutI[E> astaemrE>,
AicR:miv&Rtae -ait -UtEirv mher>. 67113

13. yaH eShaH= who; archiShmadbhiH= with resplendent; nishitaiH= and sharp; shuulaiH= spikes; sutiikShNaiH= with very sharply; praasa tomaraiH= barbed javelins and lances; bhaati= and shining; maheshvaraH iva= like lord Shiva; bhuutaiH vR^itaH= surrounded by genii.

He is shining like Lord Shiva surrounded by genii, with resplendent and sharp spikes, with very sharply barbed javelins and lances.

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kalijakazai-yR @;ae=i-ivrajte,
Aav&tae rwzIi-ivR*uiirv taeyd>. 67114

14. yaH eShaH= who; abhiviraajate= is shining; toyadaH iva= like a cloud; vidyudbhiH= with lightings; aavR^itaH= and moving round; rathashaktiibhiH= with staffs which support the banners of the war-chariot; kaala jihvaa prakaashaabhiH= with appearances of tongues of the time-spirit.

He is shining like a lightening cloud and moving round with staffs which support the banners of the war-chariot, appearing like tongues of the Time-Sprit.

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xnUiMs caSy sJyain hemp&ain svRz>,
zae-yiNt rwem! zpatimvaMbrm!. 67115

15. dhanuumShicha= bows; sajjaani= adhered; hema pR^iShThaani= with golden backs; asya ratha shreSTham= in his excellent chariot; shobhayanti= are shining; sarvashaH= on all sides; shakra chaapam iva= like a rainbow; ambaram= in the sky.

Bows adhered with golden backs in his excellent chariot are shining on all sides like a rainbow in the sky.

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y @; r]> zaRlae r[-Uimm! ivrajyn!,
A_yeit riwnam! eae rwenaidTytejsa. 67116
Xvjz&iten ra[ai-ivrajte,
sUyRriZm-EbaR[EidRzae dz ivrajyn!. 67117

16, 17. yaH= which; rakShashshaarduulaH= excellent of demons; shreShThaH= the eminent; rathinaam= of charioteers; viraajayan raNa bhuumin= making the battle-field to shine; abhyeti= coming; rathena= in a chariot; aaditye varchasaa= with splendour of the sun; baaNaiH= and with arrows; suurya rashmi prabhaiH= having gleams of sunbeams, viraajayan= shining; dashadishaH= in ten directions; abhiviraajate= embellishing a brilliance; raahuNaa= by an emblem of Rahu; dhvajashR^iNga pratiShThena= installed on the point of his standard.

That warrior of demons, the eminent of charioteers, making the battle-front to shine, is coming in a chariot with the splendour of the sun, with arrows having gleams of sun-beams, shining in ten directions and embellishing brilliance by an emblem of Rahu installed on the point of his standard.

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i[t< me"inaRdm! hemp&mltm!,
zttuxnu>Oym! xnuaSy ivrajte. 67118

18. asya= his; dhanuH= bow; trinatam= triply curved; hema pR^iShTham= golden backed; alamkR^itam= and decorated; megha samnaadam= having a rumbling sound of the cloud; viraajate= is shining; shatakratudhanuH prakhyam= like a rainbow.

His triply curved, golden backed and decorated bow, having a rumbling sound of the cloud, is shining like a rain-bow.

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sXvj> sptak sanuk;aeR mharw>,
ctu>saidsmayuae me"StintinSvn>. 67119

19. mahaarathaH= his large chariot; sadhvajaH= with its flag; sapataakashcha= and emblem; saanukarShaH= with its axle-tree at the bottom; meghastamita niH svanaH= having the sound of a clouds lightning; chatussaadisamaayuktaH= consists of four charioteers.

His large chariot, with its flag and emblem, with its axle-tree at the bottom, and having the sound of a clouds lightning, consists of four charioteers.

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iv<zitdRz caaE c tU[IrrwmaiSwta>,
kamuRkai[ c -Imain Jya kanipla>. 67120

20. vimshati= twenty; tuuNyaH= quivers; dashacha= ten; bhiimaani= terrific; kaarmukaaNi cha= bows; aShTou cha= and eight; jyaashcha= bow-strings; kaaN^chana piN^gaLaaH= golden and reddish brown in colour; aasthitaaH= are abiding; asya ratham= in his chariot.

Twenty quivers, ten terrific bows and eight bow-strings, golden and reddish brown in colour, are abiding in his chariot.

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aE c ofgaE rwgtaE paRSwaE paRzaei-naE,
ctuhRStTsictaE VyhStdzaytaE. 67121

21. rathagatau= on that chariot are hanging; dvau= two; khaDgau cha= swords; vyakta hastadashaayatau= clearly measuring ten cubits in length; chaturhastatsaruchitou= shone upon by hilts measuring four cubits; pradiiptau= are casting their splendour; paarshvashobhitau= on his two sides.

On that chariot are hanging two swords, clearly measuring ten cubits in length and provided with measuring four cubits, casting their splendour on his two sides.

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rk{Qgu[ae xIrae mhapvRts<in->,
kal> kalmhavae me"Sw #v -aSkr>. 67122

22. dhiiraH= this brave warrior; rakta kaNTha guNaH= with a red garland adorning his neck; mahaaparvata sannibhaH= resembling a large mountain; kaalaH= black in colour; kaala mahaavaktraH= having a mouth as large as Death; bhaaskaraH iva= looks like the sun; meghasthaH= veiled by a cloud.

This brave warrior, with a red garland adorning his neck, resembling a large mountain black in colour and having a month as large as Death, looks like the sun veiled by a cloud.

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kanadna_ya< -uja_yame; zae-te,
z&a_yaimv tua_yam! ihmvaNpvRtaem>. 67123

23. bhujjaabhyaam= with his arms; kaaN^chanaaN^gada naddhaabhyaam= adorned with gold armlets; eShaH= he; shobhate= shines; himavaan iva= like the Himalaya parvatottamaH= the highest mountain; tuN^gaabhyaam shR^iN^gaabhyaam= with its two lofty peaks.

With his arms adorned with gold armlets, he shines like the Himalaya, the highest mountain with its two lofty peaks.

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k{fla_yam! tu ySyEtait vm! zu-e][m!,
punvRSvNtrgt< pU[RibMbimvENdvm!. 67124

24. subhiiShaNam= his awfully dreadful; vaktram= face; ubhaabhyaam= wit two; kuN^Dalaabhyaam= ear-rings; bhaati= is shining; paripuurNaH nishaakaraH= like a full moon; punarvasvantaragataH= appearing between the two stars constituting the constellation, Punarvasu.

His awfully dreadful face, with two ear-rings, is shining like a full moon appearing between the two stars constituting the constellation, Punnarvasu.

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Aacv me mhabahae Tvmenm! ra]saemm!,
ym! va vanra> sveR -yataR ivԃta idz>. 67125

25. mahaabaaho= O the long armed!; dR^iShTvaa= by seeing; yam= whom; sarve= all; vaanaraaH= the monkeys; bhayaartaaH= afflicted with fear; vidrutaaH= ran away; dishaH= in different direction; tvam= you; aachakShva= tell; me= me; enam raakShasottamam= about this foremost of demons.

O the long armed! Tell me who this foremost of demons is! On seeing him all the monkeys, afflicted with fear, are running away in different directions.

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s p&ae rajpue[ rame[aimttejsa,
Aacc]e mhateja ra"vay iv-I;[>. 67126

26. pR^iShTaH= questioned (thus); raameNa= by Rama; raja putreNa= the prince; amita tejasaa= having an unlimited splendour; saH= that; vibhiiShaNaH= Vibhishana; maahaatejaaH= of great splendour; aachakShe= replied; raaghavaaya= to Rama (as follows):

Thus asked by Rama, the prince having an unlimited splendour, that Vibhishana of great brilliance, replied to Rama as follows:

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dzIvae mhateja raja vEv[anuj>,
-ImkmaR mhaeTsahae rav[ae ra]saixp>. 67127

27. raajaa= the king; raavaNaH= Ravana; dashagriivaH= the ten-necked; mahaatejaaH= having great brilliance; vaishraavaNaanujaH= the brother of Kumbera the lord of wealth; bhiima karma= doing terrific deeds; mahotsaahaaH= having great power; raakShaseshvaraH= is the lord of demons.

The ten-necked king Ravana, having great brilliance, the brother of Kubera the lord of wealth, doing terrific deeds and possessing a great power, is the lord of demons.

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tSyasIIyRvaNpuae rav[itmae r[e,
v&sevI utxr> svaRiv;am! vr>. 67128

28. tasya= to him; aasiit= there is; putraH= a son; viiryavaan= who is valiant; raavaNapratimaH= equal to Ravana; raNe= in combat; vR^iddha sevii= who serves elders; varaH= excellent; shrutidharaH= among those holding that which is heard; sarvaastra viduShaam= and who is skilled in the use of weaponry.

To him, there is a valiant son, equal to Ravana in combat, who serves elders, holding that which is heard from them and skilled in the use of weaponry.

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Ap&e rwe nage ofge xnui; k;R[e,
-ede saNTve c dane c nye me c s<mt>. 67129

29. sammataH= (He) is respected; mantre cha= for his counsel; ashvapR^iShThe= for his rides on a horse-back; naaga pR^iShThe= and an elephant-back; khaDge dhanuShi karShaNe= for his drawing out of sword and bow; bhede saantvecha daanecha= for his strategy of winning over to his side by sowing dissention, negotiation naye= and for his steering capacity of an army.

He is respected for his counsel, for his rides on the backs of horses and elephants, for his drawing out of the sword and the bow, for his strategy winning over to his side by sowing dissention negotiation and bribery and for his steering capacity of an army.

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ySy bam! smaiTy la -vit in-Rya,
tnym! xaNymailNya Aitkayimmm! iv>. 67130

30. samaashritya= resting; yasya baahum= on whose arm; laN^kaa= Lanka; bhavati nirbhayaa= is feeling fearless; viduH= (they) know; imam= him; atikaayam= as Atikaya; tanayam= the son; dhaanyamaalinyaaH= of Dhanyamali.

He is Atikaya, the son of Dhanyamali. Lanka is feeling fearless, by resting on his arm.

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@tenaraixtae a tpsa -aivtaTmna,
Aai[ caPyvaain irpv praijta>. 67131

31. etena= by him; bhaavitaatmanaa= who purified his soul by meditating on the universal soul; aaraadhitaH= was worshipped; brahmaa= Brahma the lord of creation; astraaNicha= and the missiles too; avaaptaani= obtained; ripavashcha= and enemies; paraajitaaH= conquered.

He, who purified his soul by meditating on the universal soul, worshipped Brahma the lord of creation, obtained missiles too and conquered the enemies.

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surasurErvXyTvm! dmSmE SvyM-uva,
@t kvcm! idVym! rwE;ae=kR-aSkr>. 67132

32. svayambhuvaa= by Brahma; asmai dattam= to him was given (a boon); avadhyatvam= of not being killed; suraasuraiH= by celestials and demons; (and also); etat= this; divyam= wonderful; kavacham cha= armour; rathashcha= and the chariot; ravibhaasvaraH= shining like the sun.

Brahma, the lord of creation, granted a boon, exempting him from death at the hands of celestials and demons as also this wonderful armour and the chariot shining like the sun.

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@ten ztzae deva danva praijta>,
ri]tain c r]aim y]aaip in;Uidta>. 67133

33. etena= by him; devaaH= celestials; daanavaashcha= and ogres; paraajitaaH= were conquered; shatashaH= hundreds of times; yakShaashcha api= even Yakshas the super natural beings; niShuuditaaH= were destroyed; rakShaamsi= the demons; rakShitaani= were defended.

He conquered the celestials and the ogres several times, destroyed Yakshas the supernatural beings and defended the demons.

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vm! iviM-t< yen ba[EirNSy xImt>,
paz> sillrajSy yue ithtStwa. 67134
@;ae=itkayae blvan! ra]sanamw;R->,
s rav[Sy sutae xIman! devdnv dpRha. 67135

34, 35. yena= by whom; baaNaiH= with his arrows; yuddhe= in battle; vajram= the thunderbolt; dhiimataH indrashcha= of the intelligent Indra; viShTambhitam= was paralyzed; tathaa= and; paashaH= the noose; salilaraajasya= of Varuna, the lord of waters; pratihataH= was struck down; eShaH= he as such; atikaayaH= is Atikaya; balavaan= a strong demon; atha= and; R^iShabhaH= the foremost; raakShasaanaam= among demons; saH= He; dhiimaan= the wise demon; raavaNa sutaH= is the son of Ravana; devadaanava darpahaa= who took off the pride from celestials and ogres.

He is Atikaya, who paralyzed the thunderbolt of the intelligent Indra with his arrows. He struck down the noose of Varuna, the seizer of transgressors. This wise Ravanas son, who is strong and the foremost of demons took off the pride of celestials and ogres.

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tdiSmn! iytam! y> i]< pu;puv,
pura vanrsENyain ]y< nyit saykE>. 67136

36. puruShapuN^gava= O Rama, the foremost of men!; tat= therefore; yatnaH= let the effort; kriyataam= be made; kShipram= quickly; asmin= in his case; puraanayati= (otherwise) he will shortly bring in.

O Rama, the foremost of men! Therefore let the effort to destroy him be made quickly. Otherwise shortly, he will bring in destruction for our army of monkeys, with his arrows.

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ttae=itkayae blvaNivZy hirvaihnIm!,
ivS)aryamas xnunRnad c pun> pun>. 67137

37. pravishya= entering; harivaahiniim= the army of monkeys; balavaan= the strong; atikaayaH= Atikaya; tataH= then; visphaaryaamaasa= stretched; dhanuH= his bow; nanaada cha= and roared; punaH punaH= again and again.

Entering the army of monkeys, the strong Atikaya then stretched his bow and roared again and again.

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t< -Imvpu;m! va rwSwm! riwna< vrm!,
Ai-petumRhaTmanae ye xana> ye vnaEks>. 67138

38. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; tam= him; bhiimavapuSham= with a terrific body; rathastham= seated in the chariot; varam= and excellent; rathinaam= among the charioteers; vanaukasaH= were chiefs; mahaatmanaH= and powerful; abhipetuH= rushed towards him.

Seeing him with a terrific body, seated in the chariot, as the excellent one among the charioteers, powerful chiefs of monkeys rushed towards him.

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kmudae iivdae mENdae nIl> zr- @v c,
padpEigRirz&Ez! c yugpTsmi-vn!. 67139

39. paadapaiH= with trees; girishR^iN^gaiH= and with mountain-peaks; kumudaH= Kumuda; dvividaH= Dvivida; maindaH= Mainda; niilaH= Nila; sharbhaH eva cha= and Sharabha; samabhidravan= ran (to attack him); yugavata= at once.

Taking trees and mountain peaks, Kumuda, Dvivida, Mainda, Nila and Sharabha marched forwards quickly to attack him at once.

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te;am! v&]a< zEla< zrE> kan-U;[E>,
Aitkayae mhatejaiCDedaivdam! vr>. 67140

40. atikaayaH= Atikaya; mahaatejaaH= of great splendour; astavidaam varaH= the foremost among those skilled in weaponry; chichchheda= chopped off; teShaam= their; vR^ikShaam= trees; shailaam cha= and crags; sharaiH= with his arrows; kanaka bhuuShaNaiH= decked with gold.

Atikaya of great splendour, the foremost among those skilled in weaponry, chopped off their trees and crags with his arrows decked with gold.

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ta<Ev sraNs hrIzrE> svaRysEbRlI,
ivVyaxai-muo> s'Oye -Imkayae inzacr>. 67141

41. saH= he; balii= the strong; vishaaradaH= the skilled; bhiimakaayaH= with a terrific body; vivyaadha= struck; sarvaan= all; taan= those; hariin= monkeys; abhimukhaan= facing in front of him; samkhye= in battle; sharaiH= with arrows; sarvaayasaiH= fully made of iron.

That strong and skilled Atikaya with a terrific body, struck all those monkeys, facing in front of him in battle with arrows fully made of iron.

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te=idRta ba[b;eR[ i-gaa> Plvma>,
n zekritkaySy itktu mhar[e. 67142

42. te paraajitaaH= those overthrown monkeys; arditaaH= injured; baaNa varSeNa= by the shower of arrows; atikaayasya= of Atikaya; bhinnagaatraaH= with their blown out bodies; mahaahave= in that great battle; na shekuH= were unable; pratikartum= to retaliate (on him).

Those overthrown monkeys, injured with their blown out bodies, by the shower of Atikayas arrows in that great battle, were unable to retaliate on him.

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tTsENym! hirvIra[am! asyamas ra]s>,
m&gyUwimv ae hiryaERvnmaiSwt>. 67143

43. raakShasaH= that demon; yauvanadarpitaH= who was arrogant of his youth; traasayaamaasa= frightened; tat= that; sainyam= army; hariviiraaNaam= of monkey-warriors; kruddhaH hariH= as an enraged lion (frightens) mR^igayuuthamiva= a herd of deers.

That demon, who was arrogant of his youth, frightened that army of monkey-warriors, as an enraged lion frightens a herd of deers.

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s ra;seNae hirsENymXye,
nayuXyman< inj"an km! ict!,
%peTy ramm! sxnu> klapI,
sgivRtm! vaKyimd< b-a;e. 67144

44. saH= that; raakShasendraH= chief of demons; na nijaghaana= did not strike; kamchit= whomsoever; hariyuuthamadhye= of the monkey-warriors; ayudhyamaanam= who could not fight; saH= that Atikaya; sadhanuH kalaapii= with his bow and quiver of arrows; utpatya= going up quickly; raamam= towards Rama; babhaaShe= spoke; idam= these; garvitam vaakyam= haughty (to him) words.

That chief of demons did not strike whomsoever of the monkey-warriors who were unable to fight. That Atikaya, with his bow and quiver of arrows, going up quickly towards Rama, spoke haughty words (to him) as follows:

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rwe iSwtae=hm! zrcappai[,
n aktm! k< cn yaexyaim,
ySyaiSt ziVyRvsay yua,
ddatu< me i]imha* yum!. 67145

45. aham= I; sthitaH= am seated; rathe= in the chariot; shara chaapapaaNiH= with arrows and bow in my hand; na yodhayaami= I would not give battle; kamchana praakR^itam= with any common warrior; yasya asti= he who has; shaktiH= ability; vyavasaaya yuktaH= and energy; dadaatu= can give; yuddham= a fight; adya= now; iha= here; me= to me; shiighram= quickly.

I am seated in the chariot with arrows and a bow in my hand. I would not give battle with any common warrior. He who has ability and energy can give his fight to me now and here quickly.

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tSy vaKy< uvtae inzMy,
cukaep saEimirimhNta,
Am&:yma[ smuTppat,
jah capm! c tt> SmiyTva. 67146

46. nishamya= hearing; tasya tat vaakyam= those of his words thus spoken; saumitriH= Lakshmana; amitrahantaa= the annihilator of enemies; chukopa= was enraged; tataH= then; smayitvaa= smiling; amR^iShyamaaNaH= and unable to bear his words; samutpapaata= rose up quickly; jagraaha= and took up; chaapam= his bow.

Hearing his words, Lakshmana the annihilator of enemies was enraged. Then, unable to bear his words and smiling, he rose up quickly and took up his bow.

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> saEimiTpTy tU[adai]Py saykm!,
purStaditkaySy ivck;R mhnu>. 67147

47. kruddhaH= the enraged; saumitriH= Lakshmana; utpatya= coming forward quickly; aakShipya= and taking off; saayakam= an arrow; tuuNaat= from the quiver; an arrow; chakarSha= pulled out; mahat= his great; dhanuH= bow; parastaat= in front; atikaayasya= of Atikaya.

The enraged Lakshmana, coming forward quickly and taking off an arrow from his quiver pulled out his great bow in front of Atikaya.

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pUryNs mhIm! zElanakaz< sagrm! idz>,
JyazBdae lm[SyaeasyjnIcran!. 67148

48. saH= that; jyaashabdaH= twang of the bow; lakShmaNasya= of Lakshmna; puurayan= filling; sarvaam= the entire; mahiim= earth; aakaasham= sky; saagaram= ocean; dishaH= and quarters; ugraH= was angry; traasayan= frightening; rajanii charaan= the demons.

That twang of the bow of Lakshmana, filling the entire quarters, earth, sky and the ocean, was angry, frightening the demons.

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saEimeapin"aeR;m! uTva it-ym! tda,
ivisi:mye mhateja ra]seNaTmjae blI. 67149

49. shrutvaa= hearing; saumitreH chaapanirghoSham= the twang of Lakshmanas bow; pratibhayam= which was terrible; balii= the strong; raakShasendraatmajaH= Atikaya; mahaatejaH= of great splendour; tadaa= then; visiShmiye= was surprised.

Hearing the terrific twang of Lakshmanas bow, the strong Atikaya of great splendour, was surprised.

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tdaitkay> kiptae va lm[muiTwtm!,
Aaday inizt< ba[imdm! vcnmvIt!. 67150

50. dR^iShvaa= seeing; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; utthitam= coming forth (for battle); atikaayaH= Atikaya; tadaa= then; kupitaH= was enraged; aadaaya= and taking; nishitam baaNam= a sharp arrow; abraviit= spoke; idam vachanam= the following words.

Seeing Lakshmana standing in front of him for the battle, Atikaya then was enraged and taking a sharp arrow, spoke the following words:

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balSTvmis saEime ivme:vivc][>,
gCD ikm! kalsz< mam! yaexiytuimCDis. 67151

51. saumitre= O Lakshmana; tvam asi= you are; avichakShaNaH= ignorant; vikrameShu= of a fight; baalaH= you are a minor; gachchha= go away; kim= why; ichchhasi= do you wish; yodhayitum= to fight; maam= with me; kaala samkaasham= who is like Yama the Lord of Death.

O Lakshmana! You are still a boy. You are ignorant of a fight. Why do you wish to fight with me, who is like Yama the Lord of Death? Go away.

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n ih mas&anama[am! ihmvanip,
saeFumuTshte vegmNtir]mwae mhI. 67152

52. vegam= to the speed; baaNaanaam= of arrows; madbaahusR^iShTaanaam= discharged by my arms; himavaanapi= even the Himalaya mountains; na utsahate hi= would not be able; soDhum= to endure; antarikSham atho mahii= nor the sky nor the earth.

Even the Himalayan Mountains or the sky or the earth would be unable to endure the speed of arrows released by my arms.

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suosum! kalai< baexiytuimCDis,
NySy cap< invtRSv ma a[aih mt>. 67153

53. ichhasi= you wish; vibodhayitum= to arouse; kaalaagnim= a fire that is to destroy the world; sukhaprasuptam= which is sleeping happily; nivartasya= go back; nyasya= keeping; chaapam= your bow; maajahi= do not kill; praaNaan= your lives; madgataH= having approached me with hostile intentions.

You wish to arouse a fire of dissolution, when it is sleeping happily. Placing your bow here, go back. Do not lose your life, by fighting against me.

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Aw va Tv< itBxae n invitRtuimCDis,
it a[aNpirTyJy gim:yis ym]ym!. 67154

54. tvam na ichhasi= If you do not wish; nivartitum= to go back; athavaa= rather; pratistabdhaH= with obstinance; tiShTha= stay back; parityajya= abandoning; praaNaan= your lives; gamiShyasi= you will go; yamakShayam= to the abode of Yama.

If you do not go back, with an obstinance, then you rather stay back. Abandoning your lives, you will reach the abode of Yama.

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pZy me iniztan! ba[an irdpRin;Udnan!,
$rayuxsazaMStkan-U;[an!. 67155

55. pashya= see; nishitaan baaNaan= my sharp arrows; tapta kaaNchana bhuuShaNaan= decked with pure gold; me ripudarpa niShuudanaan= which can remove the pride of my enemies; iishvaraayudha samkaashaan= which are like the weapons of Ishvara the lord destruction.

See my sharp arrows decked with pure gold, which can remove the pride of my enemies and which are like the weapons of Ishvara the lord of destruction.

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@; te spRsazae ba[> paSyit zaei[tm!,
m&graj #v ae nagrajSy zaei[tm!. 67156

56. eShaH baaNaH= this arrow; sarpasamkaashaH= looking like a serpent; pasyati= will drink; te shoNitam= your blood; mR^igaraajaajaH iva= like a lion; naagaraajasya shoNitam= (drinking) the blood of an elephant; ityevam uktvaa= thus speaking; samkruddhaH= Atikaya was enraged; samdadhe= and fixed; sharam= an arrow; dhanuShi= on his bow.

This arrow looking like a serpent will drink your blood as a lion drinks the blood of an elephant. Thus speaking, Atikaya was enraged and fixed an arrow on his bow.

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uTvaitkaySy vc> srae;<,
sgivRtm! sMyit rajpu>,
s sukaepaitblae mSvI,
%vac vaKym! c ttae mhawRm!. 67157

57. shrutvaa= hearing; vachaH= the words; atikaayasya= of Atikaya; saroSham= filled with anger; sagarvitam= and arrogance; samyati= in battle; raajaputraH= Lakshmana; samchukopa= was enraged; tataH= thereafter; saH= that Lakshmana; atibalaH= with great strength; manasvii= wisdom; bR^ihachchhriiH= and great glory; uvaacha cha= spoke also; vaakyam= (the following) words:

Hearing the words of Atikaya, filled with anger and arrogance in that battle-field, Lakshmana was enraged. Thereafter, that Lakshmana, having a great strength wisdom and great glory, also spoke as follows:

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n vaKymae[ -vaNxanae,
n kTwnaTsTpu;a -viNt,
miy iSwte xiNvin ba[pa[aE,
ivdzRySvaTmblm! raTmn!. 67158

58. duraatman= O the evil minded one!; vaakyamaatrena= just by mere words; bhavaan= you; na= cannot be; pradhaanaH= a very important person; katthanaat= by of boasting themselves; na bhavanti= people cannot become; satpuruShaaH= good persons; nidarshayatva= you show; aatmabalam= your strength; mayi= in me; sthite= who is standing; baaNa paaNau= with an arrow in hand; dhanvini= and wielding a bow.

O the evil-minded! Just by uttering mere words, you cannot by a very important person. People cannot become good persons, just by boasting of themselves. You rather show your strength in me, who is standing with an arrow in hand and wielding a bow.

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kmR[a sUcyaTman< n ivkiTwtumhRis,
paE;e[ tu yae yu> s tu zUr #it Sm&t>. 67159

59. suuchaya= reveal; aatmaanam= yourself; karmaNaa= by your deeds; na arhasi= you do not deserve; vikatthitum= to boast of yourself; yaH= whoever; yuktaH pauruSheNa= is with a valour; saH= he alone; smR^itaH= is declared; shuuraH iti= as a warrior.

Reveal yourself by your deeds. You do not deserve to boast of yourself. A person with valour alone is declared as a warrior.

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svaRyuxsmayuae xNvI Tvm! rwmaiSwt>,
zrEvaR yid vaPyEdRzRySv pramm!. 67160

60. tvam= you; aasthitaH= are seated; ratham= in a chariot; sarvaayudha samaayuktaH= with all the weapons; dhanvii= and wielding a bow; darshayasva= show; paraakramam= your prowess; sharaiH vaa= either by your arrows; yadi vaapi= or even; astraiH= by your weapons.

You are seated in a chariot, with all the weaponry and wielding a bow. Show your prowess either by your arrows or even by your weapons.

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tt> izrSte iniztE> patiy:yaMyhm! zrE>,
mat> kalsMpKvm! v&Ntaal)l< ywa. 67161

61. tataH= thereupon; nishitaiH sharaiH= with sharp arrows; aham= I; paatayiShyaami= shall strike down; te shiraH= your head; nishitaiH sharaiH= by my sharp arrows; taalaphalam yathaa= as a fruit of a fan-palm; kaala sampakvam= ripened by time; (is fallen down); maarutaH= by wind; vR^intaat= from its stalk.

Thereupon, with sharp arrows, I shall strike down your head like a fruit of a fan-palm, ripened by its time, is fallen down from its stalk by the gust of a wind.

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A* te mamka ba[aStkan-U;[a>,
paSyiNt ixrm! gaaa[zLyaNtraeiTwtm!. 67162

62. maamakaaH baaNaaH= (these) arrows of mine; taptakaaNchana bhuuShaNaaH= decked with pure gold; paasyanti= will drink; rudhiram= blood; baaNashalyaantarothitam te gaatraat= coming forth from the holes formed in your body by the sharp points of my arrows.

Today, these arrows of mine decked with pure gold, will drink blood oozing forth from the holes formed in your body by the sharp points of my arrows.

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balae=yimit iv}ay n mav}atumhRis,
balae va yid va v&ae m&Tyum! janIih sMyuge. 67163
balen iv:[una laekay> aNtaiivmE>,

63. viN^aaya= thinking; iti= that; ayam= he; baalaH= is a boy; na cha arhasi= you ought not; avaJNaatum= to disregard (me); baalovaa= either as a boy; vR^iddhovaa= or as an old man; jaanihi= you indeed perceive (me); samyuge= in the battle front; mR^ityum= as the god of Death; baalena viShNuunaa= by Vishnu as a boy; trayaH= the three; lokaaH= worlds; kraantaaH= were occupied; trivikramaiH= by his three strides.

Thinking me to be a boy, you need not disregard me. Either as the boy or as the aged, you indeed know me in battle-front as the god of Death. Vishnu, as a boy occupied the three worlds just with his three strides, Didnt he?

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lm[Sy vc> uTva hetumTprmawRvt!. 67164
Aitkay> cuaex ba[m! caemmadde,

64. shrutvaa= hearing; hetuvat= the reasonable; paramaarthavat= and highly meaningful; vachaH= words; lakShmaNasya= of Lakshmana; atikaayaH= Atikaya; prachukrodhaH= was very much enraged; aadadecha= and took out; uttamam= an excellent; baaNam= arrow.

Hearing the reasonable and highly meaningful words of Lakshmana, Atikaya was very much enraged and took out an excellent arrow.

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ttae iv*axra -Uta deva dETya mh;Ry>. 67165
guka mhaTmanSt*um! dzuStda,

65. tataH= then; vidyaadharaaH= Vidyadharas the supernatural beings bhuutaaH= Bhutas the spirits, devaaH= the celestials; daityaaH= the demons; maharShayaH= the great sages; guhyakaaH= Guhyakas a class of demi=gods; mahaatmanaH= the great souled; dadR^ishuH= saw; tat= that; yuddham= battle.

Then, Vidyadharas the supernatural beings, Bhutas the spirits, Devas the celestials, Daityas the demons, Maharshies the great sages and Guhyakas a class of demi-gods, all the great souled ones saw that battle.

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ttae=itkay> kiptapmaraePy saykm!. 67166
lm[Sy ic]ep s'i]piv caMbrm!,

66. tataH= thereafter; kupitaH= the enraged; atikaayaH= Atikaya; aaropya= stringing; saayakam= an arrow; chaapam= to his bow; prachikShepa= dispatched (the arrow); lakShmaNaaya= towards Lakshmana; ambaram samkShipan iva= as though he were shrinking up the space in between.

Thereafter, the enraged Atikaya, stringing an arrow to his bow, dispatched it towards Lakshmana, as though he were shrinking up the space in between.

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tmaptNt< iniztm! zrmazIiv;aepmm!. 67167
AxRcNe[ icCDed lm[> prvIrha,

67. lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; paraviirahaa= the annihilator of enemy-warriors; chichheda= chopped off; tam= that; ashiivishopamam= serpent-like; nishitam= sharp; sharam= arrow; aapatantam= which was falling down on him; ardhachandraNa= with his crescent pointed arrow.

Lakshmana, the annihilator of enemy-warriors, chopped off that serpent-like sharp arrow, which was falling down on him, with his crescent-pointed arrow.

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t< inkm! zrm! va k-aegimvaergm!. 67168
Aitkayae -&zm! > pba[aNsmadde,

68. dR^iSTvaa= seeing; tam sharam= that arrow; nikR^ittam= which was chopped off; kR^itta bhogam uragam iva= as a snakes hood severed into pieces; atikaayaH= Atikaya; bhR^isham= was very much; kR^iddhaH= enraged; samaadadhe= and fitted; paN^cha= five; baaNaan= arrows (to his bow).

Seeing that arrow which was chopped off as a snakes hood severed into pieces, Atikaya was very much enraged and fitted five arrows to his bow.

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tazraNsMic]ep lm[ay inzacr>. 67169
tanaazrEStI[EiCDed -rtanuj>,

69. nishaacharaH= that demon; samprachikShepa= hurled; taan sharaan= those arrows; lakShmaNaaya= towards Lakshmana; apraaptaan= even before they reached him; bharataanujaH= Lakshmana; taan chichheda= chopped them off; shitaiH baaNaiH= with his sharp arrows.

That demon hurled those arrows towards Lakshmana. Even before they reached him, Lakshmana chopped them off with his sharp arrows.

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s ta<iZDva zrEStI[ElRm[> prvIrha. 67170
Aadde inizt< ba[m! JvlNtimv tejsa,

70. chhitvaa= cutting off; taan= those arrows; shitaiH baaNaiH= with his sharp arrows; saH lakShmaNaH= that Lakshmana; paraviirahaa= the annihilator of enemy-warriors; aadade= took up; nishitam baaNam= a sharp arrow; jvalantamiva tejasaa= as though it was blazing with a glow.

Cutting off those arrows with his sharp arrows that Lakshmana, the destroyer of enemy-warriors, took up a sharp arrow, as though it was blazing with a glow.

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tmaday xnu> ee yaejyamas lm[>. 67171
ivck;R c vegen ivssjR c saykm!,

71. aadaaya= taking; tam saayakam= that arrow; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; yojayaamaasa= harnessed it; dhanuH shreShThe= on his excellent bow; vichakarShacha= stretched it; vegena= with force; visasarja= and discharged it.

Taking that arrow, Lakshmana harnessed it on his excellent bow, stretched it with force and released it.

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pU[aRytivs&en zre[ant pvR[a. 67172
llaqe ra]semaj"an s vIyRvan!,

72. saH viiryavaan= that valiant Lakshmana; nataparvaNaa shareNa= by a flat-jointed arrow; puurNaayatavisR^iShTena= stretched and released fully; aajaghaana= struck it; lalaaTe= on the forehead; raakShasashreShTham= of that foremost of demons.

That valiant Lakshmana, by a flat-jointed arrow released fully, struck it on the forehead of that excellent demon.

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s llaqe zrae mStSy -ImSy r]s>. 67173
dze zaei[tena> pgeN #vahve,

73. saH sharaH= that arrow; magnaH= sunken; lalaaTe= into the forehead; tasya= of that; bhiimasya= terrible; rakShasaH= demon; aktaH= coated; shoNitena= with blood; dadR^ishe= appeared; pannagendraH iva= like a serpent-king; achare= on a mountain.

That arrow, sunken into the forehead of that terrible demon, smeared with blood, appeared like a serpent-king on a mountain.

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ra]s> ckMpe c lm[e;u kiMpt>. 67174
ba[ht< -Imm! ywa ipurgaepurm!,

74. raakShasaH= the demon; lakShmaNeShu prapiiDitaH= tormented by Lakshmanas arrow; atha= then; prachakampa= trembled violently; ghoram tripuragopuram yathaa= like the terrific town-gate of Tripura City built of gold, silver and iron in the sky, air and earth by Maya for the demons, rudra baaNahatam= struck by the arrow of Shiva.

The demon, tormented by Lakshmanas arrow, then trembled violently as when the terrific town-gate of Tripura City, (built of gold, silver and iron in the sky, air and earth by Maya for the demons) was struck by Shivas arrow.

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icNtyamas caSy ivm&Zy c mhabl>. 67175
saxu ba[inpaten a"nIyae=is me irpu>,

75. mahaabalaH= that demon of great strength; aashvasya= recovering his breath; vimR^ishya= reasoningly; chintayaamaasa= reflected; saadhu= well!; baaNanipaatena= by flying down and arrow; asi= you have become; me= to me; shlaaghaniiyaH= a commendable; ripuH= enemy.

That demon of great strength, recovering his breath, reasoningly reflected as follows: Well! By flying down an arrow, you have become a commendable enemy for me.

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ivcayERvm! ivnMyaSy< ivnMy c -ujavu-aE. 67176
s rwaepSwmaSway rwen ccar h,

76. evam= thus; vidhaaya= speaking; saH= Atikaya; vidaarya= widely opening; aasyam= him mouth; vinamya= bending down; mahaabhujau= with his large shoulders; aasthaaya= ascended; rathopastham= the top of his chariot; prachachaaraha= roamed about hither and thither; rathena= with his chariot.

Thus speaking with his mouth wide open, Atikaya bent down with his large shoulder, ascended the top of his chariot and roamed about hither and thither by his chariot.

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@km! INp seit saykaa]s;R->. 67177
Aadde sNdxe caip ivck;aeRTssjR c,

77. raakShasarShabhaH= that foremost of demons; aadade= took out; ekam= one; triin= three; paN^cha= five; sapteti= and seven; saayakaan= arrows; samdadhe cha api= fixing the arrows to the bow; vichakarSha= and stretching it; utsasarja cha= released (the arrows).

Atikaya, the foremost of demons, seized hold of one, three, five and seven arrows and fixed them to his bow, stretched it and released the arrows.

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te ba[a> kalsaza ra]seNxnuZCyuta>. 67178
hempua rivOyadIRimvaMbrm!,

78. te= those arrows; raakShasendradhanuH chyutaaH= released from the bow of the leader of demons; kaalasamkaashaaH= appearing as Death; hemapuN^khaaH= with golden shafts; raviprakhyaaH iva= shining like the sun; chakruH ambaram diiptam= set the sky ablaze.

Those arrows, released from the bow of Atikaya, the leader of demons, appearing as Death, with golden shafts and shining like the sun, set the sky ablaze.

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ttStaa]saeTs&azraE"aav[anuj>. 67179
AsMaNt> icCDed iniztEbRi-> zrE>,

79. tataH= thereupon; raaghavaanujaH= Lakshmana; asambhraantaH= coolly; prachichchheda= chopped off; taan= those; sharaughaan= gluts of arrows; raakShasotsR^iShTaan= released by the foremost of demons; bahubhiH nishitaiH sharaiH= by the multitude of his sharp arrows.

Thereupon, Lakshmana coolly chopped off those gluts of arrows released by that foremost of demons, by the multitude of his sharp arrows.

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tazraNyuix sMey inkaav[aTmj>. 67180
cukaep idzeNairjRah iniztm! zrm!,

80. samprekShya= perceiving; taan sharaan= those arrows; nikR^ittan= being chopped off; yuddi= in battle; raavaNaatmajaH= Atikaya; tridashendraari= the enemy of Indra the lord of celestials; chukopa= was enraged; jagraaha= and took out; nishitam sharam= a sharp arrow.

That Atikaya, of great splendour, fixing that arrow to his bow and by instantly releasing it, struck the approaching Lakshmana in the middle of his chest.

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s sNxay mhatejaSt< ba[m! shsaeTs&jt!. 67181
tt> saEimimayaNtmaj"an StnaNtre,

81. saH= that Atikaya; mahaatejaH= of great splendour; samdhaaya= fixing; tam= that; baaNam= arrow (to his bow); sahasaa= instantly; utsR^ijat= released; tena= and by it; aajaghaana= struck; aayaantam= the approaching; saumitrim= Lakshmana; stanyaantare= in the middle of his chest.

That Atikaya, of great splendour, fixing that arrow to his bow and by instantly releasing it, struck the approaching Lakshmana in the middle of his chest.

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Aitkayen saEimiStaiftae yuix v]is. 67182
suav ixrm! tI< md< m #v ip>,

82. taaDitaH= struck; atikaayena= by Atikaya; vakShasi= in his chest; yudhi= in the battle; saumitriH= Lakshmana; susraava= oozed out; rudhiram= blood; tiivram= severely; madam iva= like the fluid exuding; mattaH dvipaH= from a rutting elephant.

Struck in battle by Atikaya in his chest, Lakshmana oozed out blood severely, like the fluid exuding from a rutting elephant.

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s ckar tdaTmanm! ivzLy< shsa iv-u>. 67183
jah c zrm! tI:[me[aip smadxe,

83. saH vibhuH= that powerful Lakshmana; tadaa= then; sahasaa= quickly; chakaara= made; aatmaanam= himself; vishalya= freed from the arrow-head; jagraaha= and took up; tiikShNam= a sharp; sharam= arrow; samdadhe cha= and fixed it; astreNa= with a missile.

That powerful Lakshmana, then quickly made himself freed from that arrow-head, took up a sharp arrow and fixed it with a missile.

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Aaeyen tdae[ yaejyamas saykm!. 67184
s jJval tda ba[ae xnuaSy mhaTmn>,

84. tadaa= then; yojayaamaasa= (Lakshmana) employed; agneyena astreNa= the missile of fire; saayakam= on his arrow; asya mahaatmanaH baaNaH= that arrow of the great souled Lakshmana; dhanushcha= and the bow too; jajvaala= caused a flame to blaze.

When Lakshmana employed the missile of fire on his arrow, that arrow of the great souled Lakshmana and as also the bow, caused a flame to blaze.

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Aitkayae=ittejSvI saErmm! smadde. 67185
ten ba[< -uja-m! hempumyaejyt!,

85. atikaayaH= Atikaya; atitejasvii= of great splendour; samaadade= took-up; sauram astram= a solar missile; ayojayat= and employed; tena= it; tam baaNam= on that arrow; hema puNkham= with a golden shaft; bhujangaabham= and looking like a serpent.

Atikaya of great splendour took up a solar missile and employed it on that arrow, having a golden shaft as also looking like a serpent.

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ttStm! Jvilt< "aerm! lm[> zrmaihtm!. 67186
Aitkayay ic]ep kald{fimvaNtk>,

86. lakShmaNaH= (Meanwhile) Lakshmana; chikShepa= hurled; atikaayaaya= at Atikaya; jvalitam= that blazing; ghoram= and awful; sharam= arrow; aahitam= employed; tat= with that; astram= mystic missile; antakaH= as Yama the lord of Death; (would hurl); kaala daN^Damiva= his rod of destruction.

Meanwhile, Lakshmana hurled at Atikaya, that blazing and awful arrow employed with that mystic missile as Yama the lord of Death would hurl his rod of destruction.

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Aaeyenai-sMyum! va ba[< inzacr>. 67187
%TssjR tda ba[m! dIm! sUyaRyaeijtm!,

87. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; baaNam= the arrow; agneyaastraabhisamyuktam= charged with a missile of fire nishaacharaH= the demon; tadaa= then; usasarja= released; raudram= and awful; baaNam= arrow; suuryaastra yojitam= charged with the solar missile.

Seeing that arrow charged with a mystic missile of fire, Atikaya the demon then released the awful arrow charged with the solar missile.

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tavu-avMbre ba[avNyaeNymi-jtu>. 67188
tejsa sMdIaaE aivv -ujm! gmaE,

88. tau= those; ubhau= two; baaNau= arrows; tejasau sampradiiptaagrau= with their points blazing in splendour; abhijaghuutuH= struck; anyonyam= at each other; ambare= in the sky; kruddhau bhujangamau iva= like two enraged serpents.

Those two arrows, having their points blazed in splendour, struck at each other in the sky, like two enraged serpents.

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tavNyaeNym! ivindR pettuxRr[Itle. 67189
inricR;aE -SmktaE n ajete zraemaE,
tavu- dIPymanaE Sm n ajete mhItle. 67190

89, 90. tau= those two arrows; vinirdadhya= completely burning; anyonyam= one another; petatuH= fell down; pR^ithiviitale= on the ground; sharottamau= those excellent arrows; bhasmakR^itau= both reduced to ashes; nirarchiShau= without a flame; na bhraajete= were not radiant; tau= those; ubhau= two arrows; diipyamaanau= blazing; na bhraajete= were not radiant; mahiitale= on the earths surface.

Those two excellent arrows, eventhough they were both blazing, did not radiate any longer on the earths surface, in that they were without a flame and had been reduced to ashes.

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ttae=itkay> s'STvmE;IkmuTs&jt!,
tTicCDed saEimirmENe[ vIyRvan!. 67191

91. tataH= thereupon; atikaayaH= Atikaya; samkruddhaH= enraged; utsR^ijat= released; aiShiikam= an arrow made of cane; tvaaShTram= presided over by Tvashta (the architect of gods); tataH= then; viiryavaan= the valiant; saumitraiH= Lakshmana; chichheda= chopped off; astram= that missile; aindreNa= by his missile presided over by Indra the lord of celestials.

Thereupon, the enraged Atikaya released an arrow made of cane (a missile) presided over by Tvasha (the architect of gods). Then, the valiant LakShmana chopped off that missile, by his missile presided over by Indra the lord of celestials.

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@e;Ik< inhtm! va kmarae rav[aTmj>,
yaMyenae[ s'ae yaejyamas saykm!. 67192

92. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; aiShiikam= his arrow made of cane; nihatam= struck down; kumaaraH= that young; raavaNaatmajaH= Atikaya; samkruddhaH= was quite enraged; yojayaamaasa= and fixed; saayakam= his arrow; yaamyena astreNa= with a missile presided over by Yama the lord of retribution.

Seeing his arrow made of cane struck down, that young Atikaya was quite enraged and fixed his arrow with a missile presided over by Yama the lord of retribution.

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ttStdm! ic]ep lm[ay inzacr>,
vayVyen tdm! tu inj"an s lm[>. 67193

93. tataH= thereupon; nishaacharaH= Atikaya; chikShepa= hurled; tat= that; astram= missile; lakShmaNaaya= on Lakshmana; saH lakShmaNaH= that Lakshmana; tat nijaghaana= struck it down; vaayuvyena astreNa= by a missile presided over by the wind-god.

Thereupon, Atikaya hurled that missile on Lakshmana. That Lakshmana struck it down by a missile presided over by the wind-god.

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AwEnm! zrxarai-xaRrai-irv taeyd>,
A_yv;Rt s'ae lm[ae rav[aTmjm!. 67194

94. atha= then; samkruddhaH= the furious; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; abhyavarShata= showered forth; sharadhaaraabhiH= hails of arrows; enam raavaNaatmajam= on this Atikaya; toyadaH iva= as a cloud; dhaaraabhiH iva= showers hails of down-pour.

Then, the furious Lakshmana showered forth hails of arrows on Atikaya, as a rainy cloud showers hails of down-pour.

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te=itkaym! smasa* kvce v-Ui;te,
-azLya> shsa petubaR[a mhItle. 67195

95. sanaasaadya= reaching; atikaayam= Atikaya; te baaNaaH= those arrows; bhagnaagra shalyaa= with the points of their shafts shattered; kavache= on the armour; vajrabhuuShite= adorned with diamonds; sahase= and instantly; petuH= fell; mahiitale= on the earths surface.

Reaching Atikaya, those arrows with the points of their shafts shattered on his armour, adorned with diamonds and instantly fell on the earths surface.

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taNmae"ani-sMey lm[> prvIrha,
A_yv;Rt ba[anam! she[ mhayza>. 67196

96. abhisamprekShya= seeing; taan= those arrows; moghaan= becoming unsuccessful; mahaayashaaH= the greatly famous; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; paraviirahaa= the annihilator of enemy-warriors; abhyavarShata= showered forth; baaNaanaam= arrows; sahasreNa= in thousand.

Seeing those arrows becoming unsuccessful, the highly famous Lakshmana the annihilator of enemy-warriors, showered forth arrows in thousands.

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s v:yRma[ae ba[aE"Eritkayae mhabl>,
AvXykvc> s'Oye ra]sae nEv ivVywe. 67197

97. atikaayaH= Atikaya; saH mahaakaayaH raakShasaH= that mighty demon; vR^iShyamaaNaH= (though) deluged; baaNaughaiH= with a flood of arrows; na vivyathe= was not agitated; samkhye= in battle; avadhyakavachaH= because of the inviolability of is armour.

Atikaya, that mighty demon, though deluged with a flood of arrows, was not agitated in battle because of the inviolability of his armour.

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zr< cazIiv;akar< lm[ay Vypas&jt!,
s ten iv> saEimimRmRdeze zre[ h. 67198
mutRma< in>sM}ae -v CDutapn>,

98. vyapaasR^ijat= (Atikaya) released; sharam= an arrow; aashiiviShaakaaram= having a serpent-like form; lakShmaNaaya= on Lakshmana; viddhaH= struck; tena shareNa= by that arrow; marmadeshe= on his vital parts; saH saumitriH= that Lakshmana; shatrutaapanaH= the tormentator of his enemies; abhavat= became; niH samjNaH= unconscious; muhuurtamaatram= just for a moment.

Atikaya released an arrow having a serpent-like form on Lakshmana. Struck by that arrow on his vital parts, that Lakshmana, the tormentator of his enemies, felt unconscious just for a moment.

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tt> sM}amupal_y ctui-R> saytaemE>. 67199
inj"an hyan! s<Oye sariwm! c mhabl>,
XvjSyaeNmwnm! kTva zrv;ER rirMdm>. 671100

99, 100. upaalabhya= having regained; samjJNaam= his consciousness; mahaabalaH= the mighty Lakshmana; arimdamaH= the annihilator of enemies; sharavarShaiH= with his flood of arrows; unmathanam kR^itvaa= throwing down; dhvajasya= the flag-staff; nijaghaana= killed; saarathim= the charioteer; hayaan= and the horses; samkhye= in combat; chaturbhiH saayakottamaiH= with his four excellent arrows.

Having regained his consciousness, the mighty Lakshmana, the annihilator of enemies, with his flood of arrows threw down the flag-staff and killed the horses and the charioteer in combat, with his four excellent arrows.

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As<aNt> s saEimiStan! zrani-li]tan!,
mumaec lm[ae ba[an! vxaw tSy r]s>. 671101

101. asambhraantaH= free from flurry; saH lakShmaNaH= that Lakshmana; saumitriH= the son of Sumitra; mumocha= released; taan sharaan= those arrows; abhilakShitaan= aiming at him; vadhaartham= for killing; tasya rakShasaH= of that demon.

Free from flurry, that Lakshmana, the son of Sumitra, released those arrows, exactly aiming at that demon, for the purpose of killing him.

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n zzak jm! ktuRm! yuix tSy nraem>,
AwEnm_yupagMy vayuvaRKymuvac h. 671102

102. narottamaH= Lakshmana, the best among men; na shashaaka= was not able; kartum rujam= to afflict any injury; tasya= to him; yuddhi= in battle; atha= thereupon; vaayuH= the wind-god; upaagamya= approaching; enam= him; uvaacha ha= spoke; vaakyam= (the following) words:

Lakshmana, the best among men, was not able to afflict any injury to Atikaya in battle. Then, the wind-god came to him and spoke to him as follows:

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dvrae e; AvXy kvcav&t>,
ae[ae[ i-NXyenme; vXyae ih naNywa. 671103
AvXy @; Nye;ama[am! kvcI blI,

103. eShaH= he; brahmadattavaraH= endowed with a boon by Brahma the lord of creation; avadhya kavachaavR^itaH= is cloaked with an inviolable armour; bhindi= split; enam= him; brahmeNa astreNa= with a missile of Brahama; eShaH= he; na vadhyaH= cannot be killed anyathaa= by any other way; baliiH= the mighty; eShaH= Atikaya; kavachii= with that armour; avadhyaH= cannot be destroyed; anyeShaam= by other; astraaNaam= missiles.

He, endowed with a boon by Brahma the lord of creation, is cloaked by inviolable armour. Split him with a missile of Brahma. He cannot be killed by any other means. The mighty Atikaya, with that armour, cannot be destroyed by other missiles.

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tt> s vayaevRcn< inzMy,
saEimiirNitmanvIyR>,
smadde ba[mmae"veg<,
tdamm! shsa inyaeJy. 671104

104. tataH= then; nishamya= hearing; vachanam= the words; vaayoH= of the wind-god; saumitriH= Lakshmana; indra pratimaana viiryaH= having a prowess equal to that of Indra; niyujya= fixing; tat= that; braahmaam astram= missile presided over by Brahma; samaadadhe= directed; baaNam= the arrow; ugravegam= with a terrific force; sahasaa= quickly.

Then, hearing the words of the wind-god, Lakshmana having a prowess equal to that of Indra the lord of celestials, adjusting his arrow with a missile presided over by Vrahma, quickly directed the arrow with a terrific force.

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tiSmNvrae tu inyuJymane,
saEimi[a ba[vre iztae,
idz> scNakRmhahaz! c,
n- tas rras caevIR. 671105

105. niyujyamaane= while fixing; varaastre= that excellent missile; baanavare= on that superior arrow; shitaagre= with a sharp point; saumitriNaa= by Lakshmana; dishaH cha= (all) the quarters; chandraarka mahaagrahaashcha= moon, sun and the great planets; nabhashcha= as also the sky; tatraasa= were frightened; urviicha= earth also; raaraasa= made an uproar.

While fixing that excellent missile on that superior sharp-pointed arrow by Lakshmana, all the quarters, the sun, the moon, the great planets and the sky were frightened. Earth also made an uproar.

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t< [ae=e[ inyuJy cape,
zrm! supu< ymtkLpm!,
saEimiirNairsutSy tSy,
ssjR ba[m! yuix vkLpm!. 671106

106. niyujya= having charged; brahmaNaH astraH= the missile of Brahma; tam sharam= on that arrows; sapuN^kham= with the feathers and all; yama duutakalpam= equal to a messenger of Yama the lord of Death; chaape= over the bow; saumitriH= Lakshmana; sasarja= released; baaNam= that arrows; vajrakalpam= similar to a thunder bolt; tasya indraarisutasya= on that son of Ravana.

Having charged the missile of Brahma on that arrow with the feathers and all, equal to a messenger of Yama the lord of Death over his bow, Lakshmana released that arrow looking like a thunderbolt on Atikaya, the son of Ravana.

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tm! lm[aeTs&mmae"veg<,
smaptNtm! Jvlnkazm!,
suv[Rvaemicpu<,
tdaitkay> smre ddzR. 671107

107. atikaayaH= Atikaya; dadarsha= saw; tam baaNam= that arrow; lakShmaNotskR^iShTavivR^iddha vegam= released with augmented force by Lakshmana; shvasanogravegam= moving so fastly as the wind; suparNavajrottamchitra puNkham= having beautiful wings with variegated feathers, looking like an excellent thunderbolt; samaapatantam= approaching him; samara= in battle.

Atikaya saw that arrow, released with augmented force by Lakshmana, moving so fastly as the wind, having beautiful wings with variegated feathers and looking like a thunderous thunderbolt, approaching him in battle.

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t< e]ma[> shsaitkayae,
j"an ba[EinRiztErnekE>,
s saykStSy sup[Rvegs!,
tdaitvegen jgam paRm!. 671108

108. prekShyamaaNaH= seeing; tam= that arrow; atikaayaH= Atikaya; sahasaa= quickly; jaghaana= struck; anekaiH= with several; nishitaiH= sharp; baaNaiH= arrows; saH tasya saayakaH= that arrow of Lakshmana; suvarNavegaH= with a speed equal to Garuda the eagle; tathaa= thus; jagaama= reached; paarshvam= his proximity.

Seeing that arrow, Atikaya quickly struck with several sharp arrows. That Lakshmanas arrow, with a speed equal to Garuda the eagle, thus reached Atikayas proximity.

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tmagt< ey tdaitkayae ba[< dIaNtkkalkLpm!,
j"an zy&igdakQarE> zUlEhRlEaPyivpce>. 671109

109. prekShya= seeing; tam baaNam= that arrow; pradiiptaantakakaala kalpam= blazing and looking like Yama the lord of Death and black in colour; aagatam= approaching; atikaayaH= Atikaya; tadaa= then; jaghaana= struck it; shaktyR^iShTigadaa kuThaaraiH= with spike, spear, mace axe; sharaishchaapi= and arrows.

Seeing that blazing arrow, looking like Yama the lord of Death and black in colour, approaching him, Atikaya then struck it with spike, spear, mace, axe and arrows.

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taNyayuxaNyтtivhai[,
mae"ain kTva s zrae=idI>,
s tSyEv ikrIqju<,
tdaitkaySy izrae jhar. 671110

110. tadaa= then; saH sharaH= that arrow; agnidiiptaH= blazing like fire; moghaani kR^itvaa taani aayudhaani= made in vain, those weapons; adbhuta vigrahaani= of wonderful form; pragR^ihya= taking; shiraH= his head; jahaara= carried it away.

Then, that arrow, blazing like fire, made in vain those weapons of wonderful form and taking Atikayas head, carried it away.

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tiCDr> sizra[m! lm[e;upIiftm!,
ppat shsa -UmaE z&m! ihmvtae ywa. 671111

111. tat= that; shiraH= head; sashirastraaNam= with its diadem; lakShmaNeShu pramaditam= destroyed by Lakshmana; papaata= fell down; sahasaa= quickly; bhuumau= on the ground; shR^iNgam yathaa= like a peak; himavataH= of the Himalayan mountain.

That head with its diadem, chopped off by Lakshmana, quickly fell down on the ground, like a peak of the Himalayan Mountain.

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t< -UmaE pitt< va ivi]aMbr-U;[m!,
b-UvuVyRiwta> sveR hrze;a inzacra>. 671112

112. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; tam= that Atikaya; patitam= who fell; bhuumau= on the ground; vikShiptaambara bhuuShaNam= with his clothes and ornaments scattered away; sarve= all; hataseShaaH= the surviving; nishaacharaaH= demons; babhuuvuH= became; vyathitaaH= perturbed.

Seeing Atikaya falling on the ground, with his clothes and ornaments scattered away, all the surviving demons became perturbed.

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te iv;{[muoa dIna> harjintma>,
ivneEbRhv> shsa ivSvrE> SvrE>. 671113

113. bahavaH= many; te diinaaH= of those depressed demons; viShaNNa mukhaaH= dejected in countenance; prahaarajanita shramaaH= with a fatigue born of fighting, sahasaa= suddenly; vineduH= began to shout; uchchaiH= loudly; svaraiH= with their voices; visvaraiH= in discordant notes.

Many of those depressed demons, dejected as they were, showing fatigue born of fighting, in their faces, suddenly began to shout loudly, with their voices in discordant notes.

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ttStTpirtae yata inrpe]a inzacra>,
purImi-muoa -Ita vNtae nayke hte. 671114

114. naayake hate= as their leader was dead; nishaacharaaH= the demons; tataH= then; bhiitaaH= were frightened; nirapekShaaH= and being indifferent to fight; yaataaH= went; dravantaH= running away; abhimukhaaH= with their faces turned towards; tat puriim= that city; paritaH= all around.

As their leader was dead, the demons were then frightened and becoming indifferent to fight, went running away all around, with their faces turned towards that City of Lanka.

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h;Ryua bhvStu vanra,
bupitmannaStda,
ApUjyMm[im-aign<,
hte irpaE -Imble rasde. 671115

115. bhiima bale duraasade ripau hate= after the dangerous demon with terrific strength was killed; bahavaH= the multitude was killed; bahavaH= the multitude; vaanaraaH= of monkeys; tadaa= then; praharShayuktaaH= were endowed with a great delight; praphullapadmapratimaananaaH= with their faces; apuujayan= and worshipped; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; iShTabhaaginam= who was blessed with the fulfillment of his desire.

When the dangerous demon with the terrific strength was killed, the multitude of monkeys then were endowed with a great delight, with their faces looking like full blown lotuses and worshipped Lakshmana who got his desire fulfilled.

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Aitbl mitkaymkLp<,
yuix ivinpaTy s lm[> >,
Tvirtmw tda s rampa
kipinvhE supUijtae jgam. 671116

116. vinipaatya= throwing down; yudhi= in battle; atikaayam= that Atikaya; atibalam= who was exceedingly strong; abhrakalpam= and looking like a cloud; saH lakShmanaH= that Lakshmana; tadaa= then; prahR^iShTaH= was greatly delighted; supuujitaH= and while he was being worshipped; kapinivahaiH= by the multitude of monkeys; atha= thereupon; tvaritam= quickly; jagaama= hastened towards; raama paarshvam= the vicinity of Rama.

Throwing down in battle, that Atikaya who was exceedingly strong and looking like a cloud, Lakshmana was greatly delighted and while he was being worshipped by the multitude of monkeys, thereupon quickly hastened towards the proximity of Rama.

 

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Thus, this is the 71st chapter in Yuddha Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, the First Epic poem of India.


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Sarga 71 in English Prose

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April 2008, K. M. K. Murthy