Chapter [Sarga] 74

Introduction

After having been struck by Brahma’s missile released by Indrajit, Rama and Lakshmana became unconscious. Sixty-seven crores of monkeys fainted. Hanuma and Vibhishana, however in consciousness, roared about in the battle-front with torches in their hands, making a search of Jambavan. They find Jambavan. Jambavan requests Hanuma to proceed to Himalayas, by crossing over the ocean and to bring four important herbs, viz. Mrita Sanjivani, Vishalya karani, Suvarna karani and Sandhani; so as to bring succour to the fainted army of monkeys. Hanuma begins his journey to Himalayas and reaches Mount Rishabha, where the wonderful herbs exist. Hanuma searches for the four wonderful herbs. But the herbs appear invisible for him. Hanuma uproots the mountain clothed with the four celestial herbs and carries it along with him. Inhaling the odour of those herbs, Rama, Lakshmana and all the monkeys regain their normal health.


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tayostad˜ s˜ditayo raõ˜gre |
mumoha sainyaÕ hariy¨thap˜n˜m |
sugrŸvanŸl˜ðgadaj˜mbavanto |
na c˜pi kiÕ citpratipedire te || 6-74-1

1. raNaagre= In the battle-front; tadaa= then; tayoH= (while) Rama and Lakshmana; saaditayoH= were knocked down senseless; sainyam= the army; hariyuuthapaanaam= of monkey-leaders; mumoha= fainted; te= those; sugriivaniilaaN^gadajaambavanto api= Sugreeva, Nila, Angada and Jambavan too; napratipedire= could not find out; kimchit= even a little (of what to do).

Then, in the battle-front, Rama and Lakshmana were knocked down senseless. The army of monkey-leaders fainted. Sugreeva, Nila, Angada and Jambavan could not understand what to do.

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tato viÿaõõaÕ samavekÿya sainyaÕ |
vibhŸÿaõo buddhimat˜Õ variÿ÷ha× |
uv˜ca þ˜kh˜m®gar˜javŸr˜n |
n˜þv˜sayannapratimairvacobhi× || 6-74-2

2. samavekShya= seeing; sarvam= the entire army; viShaNNam= looking worried; vibhiiShaNaH= Vibhishana; variShThaH= the best; buddhimataam= among the intelligent; tataH= then; uvaacha= spoke; aashvaasayan= consoling; shaakhaa mR^iga raajaviiraan= the warriors of Sugreeva the lord of monkeys; apratimaiH= matchless; vachobhiH= words.

Seeing the entire army looking worried, Vibhishana, the best among the intelligent ones, spoke the following matchless words, consoling the warriors of Sugreeva, the lord of monkeys:

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m˜ bhaiÿ÷a n˜styatra viÿ˜dak˜lo |
yad˜ryaputr˜vavaþau viÿaõõau |
svayambhuvo v˜kyamathodvahantau |
yats˜dit˜vindrajidastraj˜lai× || 6-74-3

3. udvahantau= honouring; vaakyam= the spell; svayambhuvaH= sacred of Brahma the creator; aaryaputrau= the two sons of venerable Dasaratha; yat= for which reason; saaditau= they were knocked down; astrajaalaiH= by a multitude of missiles; indrajitaa= of Indrajit; yat= and for which reason; avashau= losing their free-will; viShaNNau= and becoming dejected; maa bhiShTa= do not be afraid; naasti= there is no; viShaadakaala= time for despondency; atra= here.

“Honouring the spell sacred of Brahma the creator, the two sons of the venerable Dasaratha have actually lost their free will and became dejected and have allowed themselves to be knocked down by the missiles of Indrajit. Hence do not be afraid. There is no occasion for despondency now.”

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tasmai tu dattaÕ param˜strametat |
tsvayambhuv˜ br˜hmamamoghavegam |
tanm˜nayantau yadi r˜japutrau |
nip˜titau ko atra viÿ˜dak˜la× || 6-74-4

4. etat= this; braahmam paramaastram= excellent missile presided over by Brahma the creator amoghaviiryam= with never-failing strength; dattam= was given; svayambhuvaa= by Brahma; tasmai= to Indrajit; maanayantau= honouring; tat= it; rajaputrau= the two princes; nipaatitau= were made to fall down; yudhi= in battle; kaH= what is the use of; viShaada kaalaH= a time for despondency; atra= here.

“This excellent missile, presided over by Brahma the creator, with never-failing strength, was given to Indrajit by Brahma. Honouring it, Rama and Lakshmana the princes fell down in battle. This not a time for despondency here.”

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br˜hmamastraÕ tad˜ dhŸm˜nm˜nayitv˜ tu m˜ruti× |
vibhŸÿaõavaca× þrutv˜ han¨m˜Õstamath˜bravŸt || 6-74-5

5. tataH= then; hanumaan= Hanuma; dhiimaan= the intelligent one; maarutiH= and the son of wind-god; maanayitvaa= honouring; braahmam astram= the missile of Brahma; shrutvaa= and hearing; vibhiiShaNa vachaH= the words of Vibhishana; abraviit= spoke; idam= these words.

Then, the intelligent Hanuma, the son of wind-god, paying honour to the missile presided over by Brahma and hearing the words of Vibhishana, spoke the following words:

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asminnihate sainye v˜nar˜õ˜Õ tarasvin˜m |
yo yo dh˜rayate pr˜õ˜ÕstaÕ tam˜þv˜say˜vahe || 6-74-6

6. aashvaasayaamahe= let us restore to confidence; tam tam= that and that monkey; yaH yaH= whoever; dhaarayate praaNaan= is surviving; astrahate= after having been struck by the missile; asmin sainye= in the army; tarasvinaam vaanaraaNaam= of energetic monkeys.

“Let us restore to confidence whosoever is in this army of energetic monkeys, after having been struck by the missile.”

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t˜vubhau yugapadvŸrau han¨madr˜kÿasottamau |
ulk˜hastau tad˜ r˜trau raõaþŸrÿe viceratu× || 6-74-7

7. tau= those; ubhau= two; viirau= valiant; hanuumadraakShasottamau= Hanuma and Vibhishana; yugapat= together; tadaa= then; raatrau= at that night; ulkaahastau= with torches in their hands; vicheratuH= roamed about; raNashiirShe= in the battle-front.

Both those valiant ones, Hanuma and Vibhishana, together at that time of the night, roamed about in the battle-front, with torches in their hands.

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bhinnal˜ðg¨lahastorup˜d˜ðguli þiro dharai× |
sravadbhi× kÿatajaÕ g˜trai× prasravadbhi× samantata× || 6-74-8
patitai× parvat˜k˜rairv˜narairabhisaðkul˜m |
þastraiþca patitairdŸptairdad®þ˜te vasundhar˜m || 6-74-9

8, 9. dadR^ishaate= (Hanuma and Vibhishana) saw; vasumdharaam= the earth; abhisamvR^itaam= covered; samaatataH= on all sides; vaanaraiH= with monkeys; parvataakaaraiH= of mountainous forms; bhinna patitaiH laaNguula hastorupaadaaN^gulishirodharaiH= fallen with their tails, arms, thighs, feet, fingers and heaps of heads broken; sravadbhiH= with oozing; kShatajam= blood; gatraiH= from their limbs; prasravadbhiH= and urine flowing out; diiptaiH shastraishcha= as also covered with flaming weapons.

Hanuma and Vibhishana saw the battle-field, covered on all sides, with mountain-sized monkeys fallen with heir tails, arms, thighs, feet, fingers and heaps of heads fractured with blood oozing from their limbs and urine flowing out. The earth was also covered with flaming weapons fallen around.

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sugrŸvamaðgadaÕ nŸlaÕ þarabhaÕ gandham˜danam |
gav˜kÿam ca siÿjeõõam ca vegadarþanam˜hukam || 6-74-10
maindaÕ nalaÕ jyotimukhaÕ dvividaÕ panasaÕ tath˜ |
vibhŸÿaõo han¨m˜Õþca dad®þ˜te hat˜nraõe || 6-74-11

10, 11. vibhiShaNaH= Vibhishana; hanuumaamcha= and Hanuma; dadR^ishaate= saw; sugriivam= Sugreeva; aN^gadam= Angada; niilam= Nila; sharabham= Sharabha; gandhamaadanam= Gandhamadana; gavaakSham= Gavaksha; suSheNam cha= Sushena; vegadarshinamevacha= Vegadarshi; maindam= Mainda; nalam= Nala; jyotimukham= Jyotimukha; vaanaram chaapi= and a monkey called; dvividam= Dvivida; hataan= who were struck down; raNe= in battle.

Vibhishana and Hanuma saw Sugreeva, Angada, Nila, Sharabha, Gandhamadana, Gavaksha, Sushena, Vegadarshi, Mainda, Nala, Jyotimukha and a monkey called Dvivida, who were struck down on the battle-field.

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saptaÿaÿ÷irhat˜× ko÷yo v˜nar˜õ˜Õ tarasvin˜m |
ahna× pañcamaþeÿeõa vallabhena svayambhuva× || 6-74-12

12. vallabhena= by the cherished missile; svayambhuvaH= of Brahma, the self-born creator; sapta ShaSTiH= sixty seven; koTyaH= crores; tarasvinaam vaanaraaNaam= of energetic monkeys; hataaH= were struck down; ahnaH paN^chama sheSheNa= in the fifth and last period* of the day.

Sixty seven crores of powerful monkeys were struck down by the cherished missile of Brahma, the self-born creator, in the fifth and last period* of the day.

*The twelve hours of the day were commonly divided into five parts consisting of six Ghatikas (or two hours and twenty four minutes) each. They were known by the names of PraataH (early morning), Sangava (forenoon), Madhyaahva (midday), Aparaahna (afternoon) and Saayaahna (evening).

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s˜garaughanibhaÕ bhŸmaÕ d®ÿ÷v˜ b˜õ˜rditaÕ balam |
m˜rgate j˜mbavantaÕ sma han¨m˜nsavibhŸÿaõa× || 6-74-13

13. hanuman= Hanuma; savibhiiShaNaH= along with Vibhishana; maargate= was searching; jaambavantam= for Jambavan; dR^iShTvaa= while looking at bhiimam balam= the terrific army; baaNaarditam= wounded by the arrows; saagaraughanibham= and appearing like a tide of an ocean.

Hanuma, along with Vibhishana, began to search for Jambavan, while looking at the terrific army (wounded by the arrows) which appeared like the tide of an ocean.

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svabh˜vajaray˜ yuktaÕ v®ddhaÕ þaraþataiþ citam |
praj˜patisutaÕ vŸraÕ þ˜myantamiva p˜vakam || 6-74-14
d®ÿ÷v˜ tamupasaðgamya paulastyo v˜kyamabravŸt |

14. dR^iShTvaa= looking at; prajaapati sutam Jambavan, the son of Brahma; yuktam= who was endowed with; svabhaava jarayaa= old age by nature; vR^iddham= an elderly person; chitam= looking conspicuous; shara shataiH= with hundreds of arrows; viiram= and a valiant with hundreds of arrows; viiram= and a valiant person; paavakam iva= looking like fire; shyamantam= which was extinguishing; paulastyaH= Vibhishana; sama bhisamkramya= approaching abraviit= spoke; vaakyam= the him; following words.

Looking at Jambavan, the son of Brahma, who was naturally bequeathed with old age, an elderly person, with his body conspicuous of hundreds of arrows and a valiant person looking like an extinguishing fire, Vibhishana approached him and spoke as follows:

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kaccid˜ryaþaraistŸrÿõairna pr˜õ˜ dhvaÕsit˜stava || 6-74-15
vibhŸÿaõavaca× þrutv˜ j˜mbav˜n®kÿapuðgava× |
k®cchr˜dabhyudgiranv˜kyamidaÕ vacanamabravŸt || 6-74-16

15, 16. aarya= O venerable one!; tava= your; praaNaaH= lives; na dhvamsitaaH kashchit= are not destroyed whatsoever indeed; tiikShNaiH sharaiH= by the sharp arrows!; shrutvaa= hearing; vibhiiShaNa vachaH= the words of Vibhishana; jaambavaan= Jambavan; R^ikSha puNgavaH= the foremost among bears; abraviit= spoke; idam vachanam= these words; abhyudgivan= uttering; vaakyam= the words; kR^ichchhraat= with difficulty.

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nair®tendramah˜vŸryasvareõa tv˜bhilakÿaye |
viddhag˜tra× þitairb˜õairna tv˜Õ paþy˜mi cakÿuÿ˜ || 6-74-17

17. nairR^itendra= O leader of the demons; mahaaviirya= with a great prowess!; abhilakShaye= I am recognizing; tvaa= you; svareNa= by your voice; na pashyaami= I cannot see; tvaam= you; chakShuShaa= with the eye; viddhagaatraH= as my limbs wee struck; shitaiH= with sharp; baaNaiH= arrows.

“O Vibhishana, the leader of demons, with a great prowess! I am able to recognize you by your voice alone. Pierced with sharp arrows, I am not able to see you with my eyes.”

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añjan˜ supraj˜ yena m˜tariþv˜ ca nair®ta |
han¨m˜nv˜naraþreÿ÷ha× pr˜õ˜ndh˜rayate kva cit || 6-74-18

18. suvrata= O Vibhishana, of good manners!; hanuman= (Does) Hanuma; vaanara shreShThaH= the foremost among monkeys; yena= because of whom; aN^janaa= Anjana (his mother); maatarishraacha= and the wind-god; suprajaaH= are his blessed parents; praaNaandharayate= holding his lives; kvachit= anywhere?

“O Vibhishana, of good manners! Does Hanuma, the foremost among monkeys, because of whom, Anjana (his mother) and the wind-god are his blessed parents survive, holding his life any where nearby?”

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þrutv˜ j˜mbavato v˜kyamuv˜cedaÕ vibhŸÿaõa× |
˜ryaputr˜vatikramya kasm˜tp®cchasi m˜rutim || 6-74-19

19. shrutvaa= hearing; vaakyam= the words; jaambavataH= of Jambavan; vibhiiShaNaH= Vibhishana; uvaacha= spoke; idam= these; vaakyam= words; kasmaat= why; pR^ichchhasi= do you ask; maarutim= about Hanuma; atikramya= leaving unnoticed; aaryaputrau= the venerable sons of Dasaratha?

Hearing the words of Jambavana, Vibhishana spoke the following words, “why do you enquire about Hanuman, passing over the venerable sons of Dasaratha?”

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naiva r˜jani sugrŸve n˜ðgade n˜pi r˜ghave |
˜rya sandarþita× sneho yath˜ v˜yusute para× || 6-74-20

20. aarya= O venerable one!; yathaa= how; paraH= an exceptional; snehaH= affection; samdarshitaH= is shown; vaayusute= in Hanuma; naiva= (the same) is neither shown; sugriive= in Sugreeva; raajam= the king; na aN^gade= nor in Angada; na raaghave.api= nor even in Rama.

“O venerable one! The exceptional affection, you are showing towards Hanuma, is not being shown towards Sugreeva or Angada or even Rama.”

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vibhŸÿaõavaca× þrutv˜ j˜mbav˜nv˜kyamabravŸt |
þ®õu nair®taþ˜rd¨la yasm˜tp®cch˜mi m˜rutim || 6-74-21

21. shrutvaa= hearing; vibhiiShaNa vachaH= the words of Vibhishana; jaambavaan= Jambavan; abraviit= spoke; vaakyam= the following words; nairR^ita shaarduula= O the foremost among demons; shR^iNu= hear; yasmaat= why; pR^ichchhaami= I am asking; maarutim= about Hanuma.

Hearing the words of Vibhishana, Jambavan replied as follows: “O the foremost among demons! Listen to me, why I am enquiring about Hanuma.”

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asmiñjŸvati vŸre tu hatamapyahataÕ balam |
han¨matyujjhitapr˜õe jŸvanto'pi m®t˜ vayam || 6-74-22

22. asmin viire= If this brave Hanuma; jiivati= is surviving; balam= the (whole) army; hatamapi= even if killed; ahatam= is unhurt; hanuumati= If Hanuma; ujghitapraaNe= has given up his life; vayam= we; mR^itaaH= are dead; jiivantaH api= even though living.

“If that brave Hanuma is surviving, the whole army even if killed, is unhurt. On the other hand, if Hanuma has given up is life, we are all dead, even though living.”

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dhriyate m˜rutist˜ta m˜rutapratimo yadi |
vaiþv˜narasamo vŸrye jŸvit˜þ˜ tato bhavet || 6-74-23

23. taata= O dear child!; maarutiH yadi= Hanuma, maaruta pratimaH= equal to the wind; vaishvaanara samaH= and equal to the fire; viirye= in prowess; dharate= survives; tataH= then; jiivitaashe bhavet= there is a hope to live (for us).

“O dear child! If Hanuma, who is equal to the wind and the fire in prowess, survives; then there is a hope for all of us to survive.’

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tato v®ddhamup˜gamya niyamen˜bhyav˜dayat |
g®hya j˜mbavata× p˜dau han¨m˜nm˜rut˜tmaja× || 6-74-24

24. tataH= thereafter; hanuman= Hanuma; maarutaatmajaH= the son of wind-god; upaagamya= approaching; NR^iddham= the elderly Jambavan; abhyavaadayat= offered his salutation; gR^ihya paade= by grasping the feet; jaambavataH= of Jambavan; vinayaat= with modesty.

Thereafter, Hanuma the son of wind-god approaching the elderly Jambavan, offered his salutation, by grasping the feet of Jambavan with modesty.

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þrutv˜ hanumato v˜kyaÕ tath˜pi vyathitendriya× |
punarj˜tamiv˜tm˜naÕ sa mene ®kÿapuðgava× || 6-74-25

25. shrutvaa= hearing; vaakyam= the words; hanumataH= of Hanuman; plavagottamaH= Jambavan, the foremost among monkeys; vivyathitendriyaH= with perturbed organs of senses; manyate= considered; jaatamiva= to have born; aatmaanam= himself; punaH= again.

Hearing the voice of Hanuma, Jambavan, the foremost among monkeys, with perturbed senses, considered himself as though born again.

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tato'bravŸnmah˜tej˜ han¨mantaÕ sa j˜mbav˜n |
˜gaccha hariþ˜rd¨lav˜nar˜Õstr˜tumarhasi || 6-74-26

26. tataH= then; saH= that; jaambavaan= Jambavan; mahaatejaaH= of great splendour; abraviit= spoke; hanuumantam= to Hanuma (as follows); aagachchha= come on; harishaarduula= O foremost of demons!; traatum arhasi= you ought to protect; vaanaraan= the monkeys.

Thereafter, that Jambavan of great splendour spoke to Hanuma as follows: “Come on, O foremost of monkeys! You ought to protect the lives of monkeys.”

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n˜nyo vikramapary˜ptastvameÿ˜Õ parama× sakh˜ |
tvatpar˜kramak˜lo'yaÕ n˜nyaÕ paþy˜mi kañ cana || 6-74-27

27. tvam= you; paramaH= are the great; sakhaa= companion; eShaam= for these monkeys; vikram paryaaptaH= by your copious prowess; na anyaH= there is no other person; ayam= this; tvatparaakrama kaalaH= is the time to show your prowess; na pashyaami= I do not see; kamchana= any; anyam= other person.

“You are the great companion for these monkeys, by your copious prowess. There is no other person. This is the appropriate time to show your prowess. I do not see any other person to do it.”

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®kÿav˜naravŸr˜õ˜manŸk˜ni praharÿaya |
viþalyau kuru c˜pyetau s˜ditau r˜malakÿmaõau || 6-74-28

28. praharShaya= cheer up; aniikaani= the armies; R^ikShavaanara viiraaNaam= of warriors; kuru= make; etau= these; saaditau= tormented; raama lakShmana too; vishalyau= healed of the arrow-wounds.

“Cheer up the martial warriors of both monkeys and bears. Heal Rama and Lakshmana from their arrow-wounds.”

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gatv˜ paramamadhv˜namuparyupari s˜garam |
himavantaÕ nagaþreÿ÷haÕ han¨mangantumarhasi || 6-74-29

29. hanuumaan= O Hanuma!; arhasi= you ought; gantum= to go; himavantam= to Himalaya; nagashreShTham= the foremost of mountains; gatvaa= by traveling; uparyupari= higher and higher over; paramam= the large; saagaram= ocean.

“O Hanuma! You ought to go to Himalaya, the foremost of mountains, by traveling higher and higher over the large ocean.”

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tata× k˜ñcanamatyugram®ÿabhaÕ parvatottamam |
kail˜saþikharaÕ c˜pi drakÿyasyariniÿ¨dana || 6-74-30

30. ariniShuudana= O annihilator of enemies!; tataH= thereupon; drakShyasi= you will see; tatra= there; R^iShabham= Mount Rishabha; parvatottamam= the excellent mountain; kailaasa shikharam= and the peak of Kailasa; kaaN^chanam= of golden hue; atyugram= and very much powerful.

“O annihilator of enemies! Thereafter, you will see there the Mount Rishabha, the excellent mountain and the very much powerful peak of Kailasa, with a golden hue.”

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tayo× þikharayormadhye pradŸptamatulaprabham |
sarvauÿadhiyutaÕ vŸra drakÿyasyauÿadhiparvatam || 6-74-31

31. viira= O valiant Hanuma!; madhye= in the midst; tayoH= of those; shikharayoH= two peaks; drakShyasi= you will see; pradiiptam= a blazing; atulaprabham= and unequally brilliant; oShadhiparvatam= herbal mountain; sarvauShadhiyutam= containing all kinds of herbs.

“O valiant Hanuma! In the midst of these two peaks, you will see a blazing and unequally brilliant herbal mountain, containing all kinds of herbs.”

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tasya v˜naraþ˜rd¨lacatasro m¨rdhni sambhav˜× |
drakÿyasyoÿadhayo dŸpt˜ dŸpayantyo diþo daþa || 6-74-32

32. vaanara shaarduula= O foremost of monkeys!; sambhavaaH= sprouted; tasya muurdhni= on the head of that mountain; chatusraH= are four; oShadhayaH= herbs; diiptaaH= which are blazing; drakShyasi= you can see; diiptayantiiH= them, illuminating; dashaH= the ten; dishaH= quarters.

“O foremost of monkeys! Sprouted on the head of that mountain, are four blazing herbs. You can see them, illuminating the ten quarters.”

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m®tasañjŸvanŸÕ caiva viþalyakaraõŸm api |
sauvarõakaraõŸÕ caiva sandh˜nŸÕ ca mahauÿadhŸm || 6-74-33

33. mR^ita sanjivaniimchaiva= (you can see) Mrita sanjiivani (capable of restoring the dead to life) and also; vishalyakaraNiim api= Vishalyakarani (capable of extracting weapons and healing all wounds inflicted by weapons); suvarNakaraNiimchaiva= Suvarna karani (restoring the body to its original complexion); samdhaaniimcha= and sandhani (capable of joining severed limbs or fractured bones); mahauShadhim= the great herb.

“You can see there, Mrita Sanjivani (capable of restoring the dead to life), Vishalyakarani (capable of extracting weapons and healing all wounds inflicted by weapons), Suvarnakarani (restoring the body to its original complexion) and Sandhani, the great herb (capable of joining severed limbs or fractured bone).”

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t˜× sarv˜ hanumang®hya kÿipram˜gantumarhasi |
˜þv˜saya harŸnpr˜õairyojya gandhavah˜tmaja× || 6-74-34

34. hanuman= O Hanuma!; arhasi= you ought; aagantum= to come; kShipram= quickly; gR^ihya= by taking; sarvaaH= all; taaH= of them; gandhavahaatmaja= O son of wind-god!; aashvaasaya= bring succour; hariin= to the monkeys; yojya praaNaiH= by injecting lives into them.

“O Hanuma! Bring all those herbs quickly. O son of wind-god! Bring succour to the monkeys, by injecting lives into them.”

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þrutv˜ j˜mbavato v˜kyaÕ han¨m˜nharipuðgava× |
˜p¨ryata baloddharÿaistoyavegairiv˜rõava× || 6-74-35

35. shrutvaa= hearing; vaakyam= the words; jaambaataH= of Jamabvan; hanuman= Hanuma; maarutaatmajaH= the son of wind-god; aapuuryata= was infused; baloddharShaiH= with animated strength; arNavaH iva= as the ocean; vaayuvegaiH= elevates with the force of the wind.

Hearing the words of Jambavan, Hanuma the son of wind-god was infused with animated strength, as the ocean gets animated with the force of the wind.

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sa parvatata÷˜grastha× pŸýayanparvatottaram |
han¨m˜nd®þyate vŸro dvitŸya iva parvata× || 6-74-36

36. parvatataTaagrasthaH= standing on the summit of Trikuta mountain; piiDayau= and pressing; parvatottamam= the foremost of mountains; saH hanuumaan= that Hanuma; viiraH= the valiant monkey; dR^ishyate= appeared; dvitiiyaH parvataH iva= like a second mountain.

Standing on the summit of Trikuta mountain and pressing the foremost of mountains (with his feet), that valiant Hanuma appeared like a second mountain.

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harip˜davinirbhinno niÿas˜da sa parvata× |
na þaþ˜ka tad˜tm˜naÕ soýhuÕ bh®þanipŸýita× || 6-74-37

37. tadaa= then; bhR^isha piiDitaH= increasingly pressed; haripaada vinirbhagnaH= and bent by Hanuma’s feet; saH parvataH= that mountain; na shashaaka= was not able; voDhum= bear; aatmaanam= itself; niShasaada= and sank.

Then, increasingly pressed and bent by Hanuma’s feet, that mountain was not able to bear its weight and sank.

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tasya peturnag˜ bh¨mau hariveg˜cca jajvalu× |
þ®ðg˜õi ca vyakŸryanta pŸýitasya han¨mat˜ || 6-74-38

38. nagaaH= the trees; tasya= on that mountain; piiDitasya= pressed; hanuumataa= by Hanuma; petuH= fell; bhuumau= to the ground; jajvaluH cha= and caught fire; harivegaat= due to rapidity of Hanuma; shR^iN^gaaNi cha= its peaks also; vyashiiryanta= got broken.

The trees on that mountain, pressed by Hanuma, fell to the ground and caught fire due to rapidity of Hanuma. Its peaks also got broken.

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tasminsampŸýyam˜ne tu bhagnadrumaþil˜tale |
na þekurv˜nar˜× sth˜tuÕ gh¨rõam˜ne nagottame || 6-74-39

39. vaanaraaH= the monkeys; na shekuH= were unable; sthaatum= to stand; tasmin nagottame= on that excellent mountain; ghuurNamaane= which started to reel; sampiiDyamaane= while being pressed severely; bhagnadrumashilaatale= as the trees standing on it and the rocks got broken.

The monkeys were unable to stand on that excellent mountain, which started to reel, while being pressed severely by Hanuma, as the trees standing on it and the rocks got broken.

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sa gh¨rõitamah˜dv˜r˜ prabhagnag®hagopur˜ |
laðk˜ tr˜s˜kul˜ r˜trau pran®ttev˜bhavattad˜ || 6-74-40

40. traasaakulaa= confounded with panic; laN^kaa= the City of Lanka; ghuurNita mahaadvaaraa= whose principal gates were broken; prabhagnagR^ihagopuraa= whose houses and town-gates were shattered; abhavat= appeared; pranR^itteva= as though dancing; raatrau= at night.

Confounded with panic, the City of Lanka, whose principal gates were broken, whose houses and town-gates were shattered, appeared as though dancing at night.

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p®thivŸdharasaðk˜þo nipŸýya dharaõŸdharam |
p®thivŸÕ kÿobhay˜m˜sa s˜rõav˜Õ m˜rut˜tmaja× || 6-74-41

41. maarutaatmajaH= Hanuma; pR^ithiviidhara samkaashaH= like a mountain; nipiiDya= pressing hard; pR^ithiviidharam= the mountain; kShobhayaamaasapR^ithiviim saarNavaam= caused the earth along with the ocean to shake.

Pressing hard the mountain, Hanuma equal to a mountain, caused the earth along with the ocean to shake.

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˜ruroha tad˜ tasm˜ddharirmalayaparvatam |
merumandarasaðk˜þaÕ n˜n˜prasravaõ˜kulam || 6-74-42
n˜n˜drumalat˜kŸrõam vik˜sikamalotpalam |
sevitam devagandharvai× ÿaÿ÷iyojanamucchritam || 6-74-43
vidy˜dharairmunigaõairapsarobhirniÿevitam |
n˜n˜m®gagaõ˜kŸrõam bahukandaraþobhitam || 6-74-44
sarv˜n˜kulayamstatra yakÿagandharvakimnar˜n |
hanum˜n meghasamk˜þo vav®dhe m˜rut˜tmaja× || 6-74-45

42, 43, 44, 45. tadaa= then; tasmaat= from that mountain; hariH= Hanuma; aarursha= ascended; malayaparvatam= Mount Malaya; meru mandara samkaasham= appearing like Mounts Meru and Manadara; naanaaprasravaNaakulam= filled with several kinds of cascades; naanaadrumalataakiirNam= full of many trees and creepers; vikaasikamalotpalam= having Kamala and utpala lotuses blooming; sevitam= visited; devagandharvaiH= by celestials and celestial musicians; uchchhritam ShaShTiyojanam= having a height of sixty Yojanas; niShevitam= frequented by; vidyaadharaiH= Vidyadharas; munigaNaiH= a number of sages; apsarobhiH= and Apsaras the nymphs; naanaamR^igagaNaakiirNam= filled with various kinds of animate troupes; bahukandarashobhitam= and illuminated with many caves; hanuumaan= Hanuma; tatra= there; vavR^iddhe= grew; (his body); meghasamkaashaH= appearing like a cloud; aakulayan= bewildering; yakShagandharva kimnaraan= Yakshas, Gandharvas and Kinnaras.

From that mountain, Hanuma then ascended Mount Malaya, appearing as Mounts Meru and Mandara, filled with several kinds of cascades, full of many trees and creepers, having Kamala and Utpala lotuses blooming, visited by celestials and celestial musicians, having a height of sixty Yojanas (four hundred eighty miles), frequented by Vidyodharas, a number of sages and Apsaras the nymphs, filled with various kinds of animal-troupes and illuminated by many caves, Hanuma grew his body, appearing like a cloud, bewildering Yakshas, Gandharvas and Kinnaras.

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padbhy˜Õ tu þailam˜pŸýya vaýav˜mukhavanmukham |
viv®tyograÕ nan˜doccaistr˜sayanniva r˜kÿas˜n || 6-74-46

46. aavidhya= pressing hard; shailam= the mountain; padbhyaam= with his feet; vivR^itya= opening; ugram mukham= his terrific mouth; baDabaamukhavat= like a submarine fire; traasayan= and frightening; rajaniicharaan= the demon; (Hanuma); nanaada= roared; uchchaiH= with a loud voice.

Pressing the mountain hard with his feet, opening his terrific mouth which shone like a submarine fire and frightening the demons, Hanuma roared loudly.

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tasya n˜nadyam˜nasya þrutv˜ ninadamadbhutam |
laðk˜sth˜ r˜kÿas˜× sarve na þeku× spandituÕ bhay˜t || 6-74-47

47. shrutvaa= hearing; tasya uttamam ninadam= his loud noise; naanadyamaanasya= roaring clamorously; raakShasavyaaghraaH= the foremost of demons; laN^kasthaaH= residing in Lanka; na shekuH= were not able; spanditum= to stir; kvachit= anywhere.

Hearing his loud noise, roaring clamorously, the foremost of demons residing in the City of Lanka, were not able to stir anywhere.

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namask®tv˜tha r˜m˜ya m˜rutirbhŸmavikrama× |
r˜ghav˜rthe paraÕ karma samaihata parantapa× || 6-74-48

48. maarutiH= Hanuma; paramtapaH= the annihilator of enemies; bhiimavikramaH= and having a terrific prowess; namaskR^ityaa= offering salutation; samudraaya= to the ocean; samiihata= made up his mind; param= to embark on a prime; karma= act; raaghavaarthe= for the sake of Rama.

Hanuma of terrific prowess, annihilator of his enemies, after offering salutation to the ocean, made up his mind to embark on a prime act for the sake of Rama.

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sa pucchamudyamya bhujaðgakalpaÕ |
vinamya p®ÿ÷haÕ þravaõe nikuñcya |
viv®tya vaktraÕ vaýav˜mukh˜bham |
˜pupluve vyomni sa caõýavega× || 6-74-49

49. udyamya= raising; puchchham= his tail; bhujaN^gakalpam= which resembled a serpent; vinamya= bending; pR^iShTham= his back; nikuchya= contracting; shravaNe= his ears; vivR^itya= and opening; vaktram= his mouth; ugram ba Dabaamukhaabham= which shore like a terrific submarine fire; saH= Hanuma; aapupluve= jumped; vyomni= into the sky; sachaN^Da vegaH= with a headlong speed.

Raising his tail which resembled on serpent, bending his back, contracting his ears and opening his month which shone like a terrific submarines-fire, Hanuma jumped into the sky, with a head long speed.

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sa v®kÿaÿaõý˜Õstaras˜ jah˜ra |
þail˜ñþil˜× pr˜k®tav˜nar˜Õþ ca |
b˜h¨ruvegoddhatasampraõunn˜s |
ste kÿŸõaveg˜× salile nipetu× || 6-74-50

50. tavasaa= by his velocity; jahaara= he carried away; vR^ikShakhaNDaan= a multitude of trees; shailaan= mountains; shilaaH= rocks; praakR^ita vaanaraamshcha= and some ordinary monkeys; baahuuru vegodgata sampraNunnaH= and driven up and away by the momentum generated from his arms and thighs; te nipetuH= they fell down; salile= in water; kshiiNa vegaaH= when their speed diminished.

By his velocity, he carried away a multitude of trees, mountains and some ordinary monkeys. Driven up and away by the momentum generated from his arms and thighs, they fell down in water when their speed diminished.

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sa tau pras˜ryoragabhogakalpau |
bhujau bhujaðg˜rinik˜þavŸrya× |
jag˜ma meruÕ nagar˜jamagryaÕ |
diþa× prakarÿanniva v˜yus¨nu× || 6-74-51

51. prasaarya= stretching; bhujau= his arms; ugara bhogakalpau= looking like coils of serpents; saH vaayusuunuH= that Hanuma; bhujaN^gaarinikaasha viiryaH= vying with the prowess of hostile Garuda the eagle; prakarShinniva= as though he was drawing forth; dishaH= the four quarters; jagaama= headed towards; agryam shailam= the excellent mountain; nagaraajam= of Himalayas.

Stretching his arms, looking like coils of serpents, that Hanuma vying with the prowess of hostile Garuda the eagle, headed towards the excellent mountain of Himalayas, with gush as though he was drawing away the four quarters.

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sa s˜garaÕ gh¨rõitavŸcim˜laÕ
tath˜ bh®þaÕ bhr˜mitasarvasattvam |
samŸkÿam˜õa× sahas˜ jag˜ma
cakraÕ yath˜ viÿõukar˜gramuktam || 6-74-52

52. samiikShamaaNaH= beholding; saagaram= the sea; ambhasaa ghuurNita viichimaalam= whose waves along with its water were made to agitate bhraamita sarvasaattvam= and all whose creatures were caused to whirl round; saH= Hanuma; jagaama= speeded up sahasaa= quickly; chakram yathaa= like the discus; viShNu karaagramuktam= loosed by the fingers of Lord Vishnu.

Beholding the sea, whose waves along with its water were made to agitate and all whose creatures were caused to whirl round, Hanuma quickly speeded up, like the discuss loosed by the fingers of Lord Vishnu.

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sa parvat˜nv®kÿagaõ˜nsar˜Õsi |
nadŸsta÷˜k˜ni purottam˜ni |
sphŸt˜ñjan˜Õst˜napi samprapaþyañ |
jag˜ma veg˜tpit®tulyavega× || 6-74-53

53. sampraviikShya= gazing at; parvataan= the hills; pakShigaNaan= flocks of birds; saraamsi= lakes; nadiiH= rivers; taTaakaani= pools; purottamaani= excellent towns; taan= and those; sphiitaan= full of; janaan api= people; saH= that Hanuman; pitR^itulya vegaH= with a speed equal to the wind-god, his father; jagaama= shot forth.

Gazing at the hills, flocks of birds, lakes, rivers, pools and excellent towns full of people, that Hanuma with a speed equal to that of the wind-god his father, shot forth towards Himalayas.

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˜dityapatham˜þritya jag˜ma sa gataþrama× |
hanum˜mstvarito vŸra× pitustulyapar˜krama× || 6-74-54

54. saH viiraH hanumaan= that valiant Hanuma; pituH tulya paraakramaH= with a prowess equal to that of his father; gata shramaH= whose fatigue was gone; tvaritaH= swiftly; jagaama= rushed; aashritya= taking recourse; aadityapatham= to the orbit of the sun.

That valiant Hanuma, with a prowess equal to that of his father, whose fatigue was gone, swiftly rushed, taking recourse to the orbit of the sun.

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javena mahat˜ yukto m˜rutirm˜ruto yath˜ |
jag˜ma hariþ˜rd¨lo diþa× þabdena n˜dayan || 6-74-55

55. mahataa javena yuktaH= with a great speed; maaruto yathaa= like wind; naadayan= reverberating; dishaH= the four quarters; shabdena= with sound; maarutiH= Hanuma; harishaarduulaH= the foremost of monkeys; jagaama= hastened towards Himalayas.

With a great speed of wind, reverberating the four quarters with sound, Hanuma the foremost of monkeys, hastened towards Himalayas.

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smarn j˜mbavato v˜kyam m˜rutirbhŸmavikrama× |
dadarþa sahas˜ c˜pi himavantaÕ mah˜kapi× || 6-74-56

56. smaran= remembering; vaakyam= the words; jaambavataH= of Jambavan; maarutiH= Hanuma; mahaakapiH= the great monkey; bhiima vikramaH= with a terrific stride; sahasaa= suddenly; dadarsha= saw; himavantam chaapi= Mount Himalaya too.

Remembering the words of Jambavan, Hanuma the great monkey with a terrific stride, suddenly saw Mount Himalaya too.

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n˜n˜prasravaõopetaÕ bahukandaranirjharam |
þvet˜bhracayasaðk˜þai× þikharaiþc˜rudarþanai× || 6-74-57
þobhitaÕ vividhairv®ktairagamatparvatottamam |

57. agamat= (Hanuman) went; parvatottamam= to Mount Himalaya, the foremost of mountains; shobhitam= embellished with; naanaaprasravaNapetam= various kinds of cascades; bahukandaranirjharam= many kinds of caves, mountain-streams, chaarudarshanaiH shikharaiH= and summits; shvetaabhrachaya samkaashe= resembling an assemblage of white clouds; vividhaiH= and many varieties; vR^ikShaiH= of trees.

Hanuma went to Mount Himalaya, the foremost of mountains, embellished with various kinds of cascades, many kinds of caves, mountain-streams and summits resembling an assemblage of white clouds as also many kinds of trees.

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sa tam sam˜s˜dya mah˜nagendram |
matiprav®ddhottamaghoraþ®ðgam |
dadarþa puõy˜ni mah˜þram˜õi |
surarÿisaðghottamasevit˜ni || 6-74-58

58. saH= he; samaasaadya= having approached; tam mahaanagendram= that great mountain ati pravR^iddhottmahomashR^iN^gam= with excellent overbearing golden summits; dadarsha= saw; puNyaani= holy; mahaashramaaNi= and great hermitages; surarShisamghottama sevitaani= inhabited by a multitude of divine sages.

Having approached that great mountain having excellent overbearing summits, he saw great holy hermitages, inhabited by a multitude of divine sages.

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sa brahmakoþaÕ rajat˜layaÕ ca |
þakr˜layaÕ rudraþarapramokÿam |
hay˜nanaÕ brahmaþiraþca dŸptaÕ |
dadarþa vaivasvata kiðkar˜Õþ ca || 6-74-59

59. saH= he; dadarsha= saw; brahmakosham= the abode of Brahma the lord of creation; rajataalayamcha= Kailasa the abode of Shiva the lord of dissolution; shakraalayam= the abode of Indra the lord of celestials; rudrasharapramokSham= arrow-discharging place of Rudra (a figure of half-male and half-female born from Brhama’s forehead); hayaananam= the worshipping place of Hayagriva, the horse-faced form of Vishnu; diiptam= the shining; brahmashiraH cha= place at which Brahma’s head fell down; vaivasvata kimkaraamshcha= the sun-god and Kimkaras.

He saw the abode of Brahma the lord of creation, Kailasa the abode of Shiva the lord of dissolution, the abode of Indra the lord of celestials, the arrow-discharging place of Rudra, the worshipping place of Hayagriva, the horse-faced form of Vishnu, the shining place at which Brahma’s head fell down, the sun-god and Kimkaras.

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vajr˜layaÕ vaiþvaraõ˜layaÕ ca |
s¨ryaprabhaÕ s¨ryanibandhanaÕ ca |
brahm˜sanaÕ þaðkarak˜rmukaÕ ca |
dadarþa n˜bhiÕ ca vasundhar˜y˜× || 6-74-60

60. dadarsha= (He) saw; vahnyaalayam= the abode of Agni, the fire-god; vaishravaNaalayam= the abode of Kubera (son of sage Visrava); suuryaprabham= shining like the sun; suuryanibandhanamcha= the spot where the sun was tied down (for being scrapped by Viswakarma, the celestial craftsman, the satisfaction of chaya, his wife), brahmaasanam= the abode of Brahama; shaN^kara kaarmukam cha= the abode of bow belonging to Lord Shiva vasundharaayaaH naabhimcha= and the novel of the earth (containing the hole through which one can enter Patala the nethermost subterranean region).

He saw the abode of Agni the fire-god, the abode of Kubera (son of Visrava) shining like the sun, the spot where the sun was tied down, the abode of Brahma, the abode of bow belonging to Lord Shiva and the novel of the earth (containing the hole through which one can enter Patala the nethermost subterranean region).

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kail˜samagryaÕ himavacchil˜Õ ca |
tatharÿabhaÕ k˜ñcanaþailamagryam |
sa dŸptasarvauÿadhisampradŸptaÕ |
dadarþa sarvauÿadhiparvatendram || 6-74-61

61. dadarsha= (He) saw; ugram= the gigantic; kailaasam= Mount Kailasa; himavachchilaamcha= the rock of Mount Himalaya (on which Lord Shiva is believed to have practiced austerities and abstract meditation); tathaa= and; R^iShabham= Mount Rishabha; agryam kaaN^chana shailam= the lofty golden mountain; pradiipta sarvauShadhisampradiiptam= which was highly illumined by the flaming herbs; sarvauShadhi paratendram= the lord of mountains on which all herbs grew.

He saw the gigantic Mount Kailasa, the rock of Mount Himalaya (on which Lord Shiva is believed to have practiced austerities and abstract meditation) and Mount Rishabha, the lofty golden mountain, which was highly illumined by the flaming herbs and the lord of mountains on which all types of herbs grew.

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sa taÕ samŸkÿy˜nalaraþmidŸptaÕ |
visiÿmiye v˜savad¨tas¨nu× |
˜plutya taÕ cauÿadhiparvatendraÕ |
tatrauÿadhŸn˜Õ vicayaÕ cak˜ra || 6-74-62

62. samikShya= seeing; tam= that mountain; anala raashidiiptam= shining with a heap of fire; saH vaasavaduuta suunuH= Hanuma, the son of wind-god, the envoy of Indra; visiShmaye= was surprised; aaplutya= jumping; tatra= there; tam oShadhi parvatendram= on that great mountain of herbs; chakaara= and made; vichayam= a search; oShadhiinaam= for the herbs.

Seeing that mountain shining with a heap of fire, Hanuma the son of wind-god, who is the envoy of Indra, was surprised to see that great mountain of herbs and then made a search for the herbs.

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sa yojanasahasr˜õi samatŸtya mah˜kapi× |
divyauÿadhidharaÕ þailaÕ vyacaranm˜rut˜tmaja× || 6-74-63

63. saH maarutaatmajaH= that Hanuma; mahaakapiH= the great monkey; samatiitya= crossing; yojana sahasraaNi= thousands of Yojanas; vyacharat= walked around; shailam= the mountain; divyauShadhidharam= possessing heavenly herbs.

That Hanuma, the great monkey, having crossed thousands of yojanas, walked around that mountain, searching for the heavenly herbs.

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mahauÿadhyastu t˜× sarv˜stasminparvatasattame |
vijñ˜y˜rthinam˜y˜ntaÕ tato jagmuradarþanam || 6-74-64

64. viJNaaya= knowing; tataH= then; arthinam= that somebody who wants them; aayaantam= was coming; sarvaaH= all; mahauShadhyaH= the distinguished herbs; tasmin parvatottame= on that excellent mountain; tataH= thereafter; jagmuH= attained; adarshanam= disappearance.

Knowing then that somebody was coming in search of them, all the distinguished herbs on that mountain disappeared from Hanuma’s view.

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sa t˜ mah˜tm˜ hanum˜na paþyaÕ |
þukopa kop˜cca bh®þaÕ nan˜da |
am®ÿyam˜õo'gninik˜þacakÿur |
rmahŸdharendraÕ tamuv˜ca v˜kyam || 6-74-65

65. apashyan= in not seeing; taaH= them; saH mahaatmaa= that great souled; hanuman= Hanuma; chukopa= was enraged; bhR^isham nanaada cha= he made a great noise; kopaat= on account of his anger; amR^iShyamaaNaH= not bearing it; (Hanuma); agnisamaanachakShuH= with his eyes as red as the fire; uvaacha= spoke; vaakyam= (the following) words; mahiidharendram= to the prince of mountains.

In not seeing them thus, that great souled Hanuma was enraged. He made a loud noise in anger unable to bear it, Hanuma with his eyes as red as the fire, spoke the following words to the prince of mountains.

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kimetadevaÕ suviniþcitaÕ te |
yadr˜ghave n˜si k®t˜nukampa× |
paþy˜dya madb˜hubal˜bhibh¨to
vikŸrõam˜tm˜namatho nagendra || 6-74-66

66. nagendra= O prince of mountains!; suvinishchitam kim= Is it quite certain; te= to you; evam= thus; etat= here; kR^itaanukapaH na asi iti yat= that you have not shown any compassion; raaghave= for Rama?’ atho= If it is so; madbaahubalaabhibhuutaH= overcome by the strength of my arms; pashya= find; aatmaanam= yourself; vikiirovam= shattered to pieces; adya= today.

“O prince of mountains! Is it quite sure that you have not shown any compassion for Rama? If it is so, overcome by the strength of my arms; find yourself shattered to pieces today.”

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sa tasya þ®ðgaÕ sanagaÕ san˜gaÕ |
sak˜ñcanaÕ dh˜tusahasrajuÿ÷am |
vikŸrõak¨÷aÕ calit˜gras˜nuÕ
prag®hya veg˜tsahasonmam˜tha || 6-74-67

67. pragR^ihya= (Fiercely) seizing hold of; shR^iN^gam= the top of that mountain; dhaatu sahasrajuShTam= furnished with thousands of minerals; tasya sanagam= elephants; sa kaaN^chanam= and gold; saH= Hanuma; vikiirNakuuTam= with the projections of mountain shattered; jvalitaagra saanum= and the crest of its plateau set on fire; utpapaata= sprang up; vegaat= with speed; sahasaa= at once.

Fiercely seizing hold of the top of that mountain, furnished with thousands of minerals, with its trees, elephants and gold, with the projections of mountain shattered and the crest of its plateau set on fire, at once sprang up with speed.

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sa taÕ samutp˜÷ya khamutpap˜ta |
vitr˜sya lok˜nsasur˜nsurendr˜n |
saÕst¨yam˜na× khacarairanekair |
jag˜ma veg˜dgaruýogravŸrya× || 6-74-68

68. samutpaaTya= having uprooted; tam= that mountain; vitraasya= frightening; lokaan= the worlds; sasuraasurendraan= including the leaders of celestials and demons inhabiting them samstunyamaanah= and being praised; anekaiH= by many; khacharaiH= aerial beings; utpapaata= (Hanuma) sprang up; kham= into the sky; jagaama vegaat= and proceeded speedily; garuDogravegaH= with the terrible speed of Garuda the eagle.

Having uprooted that mountain, frightening the worlds together with the leaders of celestials and demons inhabiting them and being praised by many aerial beings, Hanuma sprang up into the sky and proceeded expeditiously with the terrible speed of Garuda the eagle.

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sa bh˜skar˜dhv˜namanuprapannas |
tadbh˜skar˜bhaÕ þikharaÕ prag®hya |
babhau tad˜ bh˜skarasannik˜þo |
rave× samŸpe pratibh˜skar˜bha× || 6-74-69

69. pragR^ihya= grasping; tam shikharam= that mountain-peak; bhaaskraabhan= radiant as the sun; saH= that Hanuma; bhaaskara samnikaashaH= who resembled the sun; anuprasannaH= having reached; bhaaskaraadhvaanam= the orbit of the sun; tadaa= then; babhau= shone; pratibhaaskaraabhaH= as a second sun; samiipe= in the vicinity; rave= of the sun.

Grasping that mountain-peak, radiant as the sun, that Hanuma who resembled the sun, having reached the orbit of the sun, shone as a second sun (as sun’s image) in the vicinity of the sun.

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sa tena þailena bh®þaÕ rar˜ja |
þailopamo gandhavah˜tmajastu |
sahasradh˜reõa sap˜vakena |
cakreõa khe viÿõuriv˜rpitena || 6-74-70

70. khe= in the sky; tena shailena= with that mountain; saH gandhavahaatmajaH= that Hanuma the offspring of the wind-god; shailopamaH= who resembled mountain himself; raraaja= appeared; bhR^isham= mostly; viShNuriva= like Vishnu; sapaavaken chakreNa= with his flaming discuss; sahasradhaareNa= with a thousand edges; arpitena= holding in his hand.

In the sky, with that mountain in his hand, that Hanuma the offspring of the wind-god, who resembled a mountain himself, appeared mostly like Vishnu with his flaming discuss with its thousand edges holding his hand.

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taÕ v˜nar˜× prekÿya tad˜ vinedu× |
sa t˜napi prekÿya mud˜ nan˜da |
teÿ˜Õ samutk®ÿ÷aravaÕ niþamya |
laðk˜lay˜ bhŸmataraÕ vinedu× || 6-74-71

71. tadaa= then; prekShya= seeing; tam= him; vaanaraaH= the monkeys; vineduH= made a noise; prekShya= seeing; taan= them; saH api= Hanuma also; nanaada= made a noise; mudaa= with delight; nishamya= hearing; teShaam= their; samutkR^iShTaravam= awfully excessive noise; laN^kaalayaaH= the inhabitants of Lanka; vineduH= roared; bhiimataram= terribly high.

Then, seeing Hanuma, the monkeys made a noise. Seeing them, Hanuma in turn roared in delight. Hearing their awfully excessive noises the inhabitants of Lanka roared still more terribly.

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tato mah˜tm˜ nipap˜ta tasmiñ |
þailottame v˜narasainyamadhye |
haryuttamebhya× þiras˜bhiv˜dya |
vibhŸÿaõaÕ tatra ca sasvaje sa× || 6-74-72

72. tataH= thereupon; mahaatmaa= the great souled Hanuma; nipapaata= descended; vaanarasainyamadhye= in the middle of that army of monkeys; shailottame= on that prince of mountains (Trikuta); abhivaadya= having offered his salutation; shirasaa= with his head sent low; haryuttamebhyaH= to the illustrious monkeys; tatra= there; saH= he; sasvaje cha= embraced; vibhiiShaNam= Vibhishana.

Thereupon, the great souled Hanuma descended on that prince of mountains (Trikuta) in the midst of that army of monkeys. Having offered salutation to the illustrious monkeys there with his head bent low, he then embraced Vibhishana

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t˜vapyubhau m˜nuÿar˜japutrau |
taÕ gandham˜ghr˜ya mahauÿadhŸn˜m |
babh¨vatustatra tad˜ viþaly˜ |
uttasthuranye ca haripravŸr˜× || 6-74-73

73. aaghraaya= by inhaling; tam gandham= that fragrance; mahauShadhiinaam= of those great herbs; ubhau= both; tau= those; maanuSharaajaputrau= sons of Dasaratha; tatra tadaa= then and there; babhuuvatuH= became; vishalyau= healed of their wounds; anye= other; haripraviiraashcha= warriors of monkeys; uttasthuH= rose up.

By inhaling that fragrance of those great herbs, both Rama and Lakshamana became healed of their wounds then and there. Other monkey-warriors rose up.

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sarve viþaly˜ viruj˜× kÿaõena |
haripravŸr˜þca hat˜ þca ye syu× |
gandhena t˜s˜m pravarauÿadhŸn˜Õ |
supt˜ niþ˜nteÿviva samprabuddh˜× || 6-74-74

74. gandhena= by the fragrance; taasaam pravarauShadhiinaam= of those most powerful herbs; sarve ye syuH= all those; hataaH= dead; haripraviiraaH= monkey-warriors; kShaNena= momentarily; vishalyaaH= were healed of their wounds; virujaaH= relieved of their pain; samprabuddhaaH= and fully wake up; nishaanteShviva= as at the close of night; suptaaH= those who are asleep.

By the fragrance of those most powerful herbs, all those monkey-warriors who were earlier dead were healed momentarily of their wounds, relieved of their pain, even as those who are asleep fully get up at the close of night.

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yad˜prabh®ti laðk˜y˜Õ yudhyane harir˜kÿas˜× |
tad˜prabh®ti m˜n˜rthm˜jñay˜ r˜vaõasya ca || 6-74-75
ye hanyante raõe tatra r˜kÿas˜× kapikuñjarai× |
hat˜ hat˜stu kÿipyante sarva eva tu s˜gare || 6-74-76

75, 76. yathaa prabhR^iti= from the day; hariraakShasaaH= the monkeys and demons; yudhyanti= began to fight; laN^kaayaam= in Lanka; tadaa prabhR^iti= from that day onwards; aaJNayaa= under the orders; raavaNasya= of Ravana; ye raakShasaaH sarve evatu= all those demons; hanyante= who were being killed; kapikuN^jaraiH= by the foremost of monkeys; kShipyante= were being thrown away; saagare= in the ocean; hataaH hataaH= as and when killed; maanaarthe= merely for the sake of honour.

From the day the monkeys and demons began to fight in Lanka, from that day onwards, under the orders of Ravana, all those demons, who were being killed by the foremost of monkeys were being thrown away into the sea as and when they were killed, merely or the sake of honour (so that their number may not be known to the monkeys).

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tato harirgandhavah˜tmajastu |
tamoÿadhŸþailamudagravŸrya× |
nin˜ya veg˜ddhimavantameva
punaþca r˜meõa sam˜jag˜ma ||6-74-77

71. aalambya= taking hold; raakShasam balam= of the army of demons; visrastakesha vasanam= whose hair and raiments were kept in order with difficulty; vimukta kavachadhvajam= and whose armours and standards were thrown away; vaanaraaH= the monkeys; paryavaarayan= surrounded them on all sides.

Then, Hanuma the son of wind-god, with a great speed, carried away that mountain of herbs quickly back to the mountains of Himalayas and again joined Rama.

 

ity˜rÿe þrŸmadr˜m˜yaõe v˜lmŸkŸye ˜dik˜vye catu×saptatitama× sarga×

Thus, this is the 74th chapter in Yuddha Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, the First Epic poem of India.


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