Chapter [Sarga] 88

Introduction

A fierce battle of archery starts between Indrajit and Lakshmana. Indrajit strikes Lakshmana with seven arrows, Hanuma with ten arrows and Vibhishana with a hundred arrows/almost at the same time. In retaliation, Lakshmana strikes Indrajit with a multiple of arrows and Indrajits armour breaks up into pieces. Indrajit, in response, strikes Lakshmana with a thousand arrows and breaks up Lakshmanas armour. A fierce fight ensues for a long time. Meanwhile, Vibhishana joins the battle-field, to relieve Lakshmanas fatigue.


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iv-I;[vc> uTva ravi[> aexmUicRt>,
AvIt! p;< vaKy< vegena_yuTppat c. 8861

1. Shrutvaa= hearing; vibhiiShaNa vachaH= the words of Vibhishana; raavaNiH= Indrajit; krodha muurchhitaH= was excited with rage; abraviit= spoke; paruShaM vaakyam= harsha words; abhyutpaatacha= and rushed forward; vegena= in fury.

Hearing the words of Vibhishana, Indrajit was excited with rage, spoke harsh words and rushed forward in fury.

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%*tayuxini<zae rwe susml<kte,
kalayue mhit iSwt> kalaNtkaepm>. 8862
mhama[mu*My ivpul< vegvίFm!,
xnu-IRm< pram&Zy zra<aimzatnan!. 8863

2, 3. (That Indrajit); kaalaantakopamaH= looking like Yama the lord of Death at the time of dissolution of the world; sthitaH= sitting; mahati rathe= in a distinguished chariot; susamalamkR^ite= well-decorated; kaalaashvayukte= and yoked uplifted weapons and sword; udyamya= raising; bhiimam= a terrific; mahaapramaaNam= very big sized; vipulam= enormous; vegavat= and swift; dhanuH= bow; paraamR^ishya= and laying hold of; sharaamshcha= arrows; amitrashaatanaan= which torment the enemies.

Indrajit was looking like Yama the lord of Death at the time of dissolution of the world, sitting in a well-decorated and distinguished chariot yoked with black horses, having upraised sword and weapons, raising a big terrific enormous strong and swift bow and laying hold of arrows which can torment the enemies.

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t< ddzR mhe:vasae rwSw> sml<kt>,
Al<ktmimǹae ra"vSyanuj< blI. 8864

4. balii= the mighty Indrajit; maheShvaasaH= wielding a large bow; rathasthaH= seated in a chariot; samalamkR^itaH= well-adorned; amitraghnaH= and the destroyer of adversaries; dadarsha= saw; tam= that; raaghavasya tanujam= samalankR^itam= the well-adorned; Lakshmana, the brother of Rama.

The mighty the destroyer of adversaries, wielding a large bow, fully adorned, and seated in a chariot saw that Lakshmana who was embellished with his own splendor.

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hnumTp&maFmudySwriv-m!,
%vacEn< sus<rBx> saEimi< siv-I;[m!. 8865
ta< vanrzaRlan! pZyXv< me pramm!,

5. (Indrajit) susamrabdhaH= very hurriedly; uvaacha= spoke; taan vaanara shaarduulaan cha= to those foremost of monkeys and; evam saumitrim= to this Lakshmana; aaruuDham= who ascended; hanumatpR^iShTham= Hanumas back; udaya stharaviprabham= with a splendor of the sun shining on Udaya Mountain; sa vibhiiShaNam= and also with Vibhishana; pashyadhvam= you behold; me paraakramam= my prowess.

Indrajit hurriedly spoke to those foremost of monkeys and to this Lakshmana, who ascended Hanumas back with a splendor of the sun shining on Mount Udaya and also with Vibhishana as follows: You behold my prowess now.

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A* mTkamukaeTs&< zrv; rasdm!. 8866
mu< v;Rimvakaze xariy:yw s<yuge,

6. adya= now; dhaarayiShyatha= you can observe; shara varSham duraasadam= an unconquerable stream of arrows; varSham iva= like rain; muktam= released; aakaashe= in the sky; matkaarmukotkR^iShTam= discharged from my bow; samyuge= in the battle field.

Now, you can face an unconquerable stream of arrows, like rain, released in the sky, as discharged from my bow in the battle-field.

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A* vae mamka ba[a mhakamuRkin>s&ta>. 8867
ivxim:yiNt gaai[ tUlraizimvanl>,

7. adya= today; maamakaaH baaNaaH= my arrows; mahaakaarmukaniHsR^itaaH= released from my large bow; vidhamiShyanti= will destroy; vaH gaatraaNi= your bodies; analaH iva= like fire; tuularaashim= consumes a pile of cotton.

Today my arrows released from my large bow will destroy your bodies, as fire consumes a pile of cotton.

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tI][saykini-Ran! zUlzy&itaemrE>. 8868
A* vae gmiy:yaim svaRnen ym]ym!,

8. adya= today; gamayiShyaami= I will send; vaH sarvaaneva= all of you; yamakShayam= to the world of Yama the lord of Death; tiikShNasaayaka nirbhinnaan= pierced with my sharp arrows; shuula shaktyR^iShTitomaraiH= by hurling the pikes javelins and lances.

Today, I will send all of you to the world of Yama the lord of Death, by piercing you with my sharp arrows and hurling the pikes, javelins and lances on you.

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s&jt> zrv;aRi[ i]hStSy s<yuge. 8869
jImUtSyev ndt> k> SwaSyit mmat>,

9. kaH= who; sthaasyati= can stand; agrataH= before; mama= me; sR^ijataH= while I release; shara varShaaNi= streams of arrows; kShiprahastasya= swift-handed; samyuge= in battle; nadataH= and roar; jiimuutasyeva= like a cloud.

Who can stand before me, while I release streams of arrows with my swift-hand in battle, thundering like a cloud?

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raiyue tda pUv vazinsmE> zrE>. 88610
zaiytaE Swae mya -UmaE ivs<}aE spurSsraE,

10. puurvam= earlier; tadaa= on that day; raatri yuddhe= in a nocturnal battle; sapurassarau= both of you along with your followers; visamJNau= were made unconscious; sharaiH= by my arrows; vajraashanisamaiH= which were like thunderbolts and tips of missiles; sthaH= and you have been; shaayitau= made to lie; bhuumau= on the floor.

Earlier on that day, in a nocturnal battle, both of you along with Sugreeva and other followers, were made unconscious by my arrows which were like thunderbolts and tips of missiles as also you were made to fall down on the floor.

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Sm&itnR te=iSt va mNye Vy< yatae ym]ym!. 88611
AazIiv;sm< < yNmam! yaeςmupiSwt>,

11. te naasti vaa= do you not have; smR^itiH= that memory?; manye- I presume; vyaktam= clearly that; yaataH= you are on the road; yamakShayam= to the abode of Yama the lord of Death; yat= since; upasthitaH= you have come; yoddhum= to give battle; maam= to me; kruddham= enraged as I am; aashiiviShasamam= like a venomous serpent.

Do you not have that remembrance? I presume clearly that you are on the road to Yama the lord of Death, since you have come to give battle to me, enraged as I am, like a venomous serpent.

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tCDTva ra]seNSy gijRt< ra"vStda. 88612
A-Itvdn> ae ravi[< vaKymvIt!,

12. kruddhaH= enraged; shrutvaa= in hearing; tat= that; garjitam= roaring; raakShasendrasya= of Indrajit; raaghavaH= Lakshmana; tadaa= then; abraviit= spoke; vaakyam= the following words; abhiitavadanaH= with a courageous countenance.

Enraged in hearing that roaring of Indrajit, Lakshmana then spoke the following words, with a courageous countenance.

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% gRm> par> kayaR[a< ra]s Tvya. 88613
kayaR[a< kmR[am! par< yae gCDit s buiman!,

13. raakShasa= O, demon!; uktasya= It has been spoken; tvayaa= by you; paaraH= about the successful conclusion; kaaryaaNaam= of your undertakings; durgamaH= eventhough it is difficult to achieve; saH= he (alone); buddhimaan= is clever; yaH gachhati= whoever is reaching; paaram= the end; karmaaNaam= of his undertakings; kaaryaaNaam= which are practicable.

O demon! It has been proclaimed by you about the successful conclusion of your tasks, eventhough it is difficult to achieve them. He alone is clever, whoever carries through his undertakings in practice.

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s TvmwRSy hInawaeR rvapSy kenict!. 88614
vaca VyaTy janI;e ktawaeR=iSmit mRte,

14. durneate= O evil minded one!; jaaniiShe= you are thinking; iti= that; kR^itaarthaH asmi= you have accomplished your end; vaachaa vyaahR^itya= by proclaiming through word alone; arthasya= the achiement of your end; duravaapasya= which is difficult to attain; kenachit= for anyone; saH tvam hiiinaartham= though you as such are lacking in capacity to achieve your end.

O evil-minded one! You are thinking that you have accomplished your end, by proclaiming through word alone, the achievement of your end, which is difficult to attain for anyone, though you, as such, lack in capacity to achieve your purpose.

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A<txaRngtenajaE ySTvya cirtStda. 88615
tSkracirtae magR> nE; vIrin;eivt>,

15. tadaa= on that day; tvayaa= by you; antardhaanagatena= who became invisible; aajau= in battle; yaH= which path; charitaH= was followed; maargaH= that path; taskaraacharitaH= is to be followed by thieves; eShaH= this; na viiraniShevitaH= is not to be followed by valiant ones.

The path, which was followed on that day by you, becoming invisible in the battle-field, is the one trodden by thieves and is not the path followed by valiant ones.

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ywa ba[pw< aPy iSwtae=iSm tv ra]s. 88616
dzRySva* tejae vaca Tv< ik< ivkTwse,

16. raakShasa= O demon!; praapya= reaching; tava baaNapatham= within the range of your arrows; yathaa= how; sthitaH asmi= I am standing; (therefore); adya= now; darshayasva= you show; tat= that; tejaH= splendor (prowess); kim= why; tvam= should you; vikatthase= brag; vaachaa= by your words?.

O demon! Having reached the range of your arrows, I am standing before you. Therefore show your prowess today. Why should you brag with your words?

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@vmuae xnu-IRm< pram&Zy mhabl>. 88617
ssjR iniztan! ba[ain<ijt! simity>,

17. evam= thus; uktaH= spoken; mahaabalaH= the mighty; Indrajit= Indrajit; samitiNJayaH= victorious in battle; paraamR^ishya= reaching; bhiimam dhanuH= his terrific bow; sasarja= released; nishitaan= sharp; sharaan= arrows (from it).

Hearing those words, the mighty Indrajit, victorious in battle, reaching his terrific bow, released sharp arrows from it.

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ten s&a mhavega> zra> spRiv;aepma>. 88618
s<aPy lm[< petu> sNt #v pga>,

18. sampraapya= duly reaching; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; sharaaH= the arrows; sR^iShTaaH= released; tena= by Indrajit; mahaavegaah= which rushed with great speed; sarpaviShopamaaH= and were deadly as the venom of serpents; petuH= fell; shvasantaH pannagaaH= like the hissing of serpents.

Duly reaching Lakshmana, the arrows released by Indrajit, which rushed with great speed and were as deadly as the venom of serpents, fell like the hissing of snakes.

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zrEritmhavegE veRgvan! rav[aTmj>. 88619
saEimiimNij*ue ivVyax zu-l][m!,

19. vegavaan= the swift; Indrajit= Indrajit; raavaNaatmajaH= the son of Ravana; sharaiH= with his arrows; atimahaavegaiH= of very great velocity; yuddhe= in battle; vivyaadha= struck; saumitrim= Lakshmana; shubhalakShaNam= who was endowed with auspicious body marks.

The swift Indrajit, the son of Ravana, with his arrows of very great velocity, in that battle, struck Lakshmana who was endowed with auspicious body-marks.

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s zrEritivaae ixre[ smui]t>. 88620
zuzu-e lm[> ImaiNvxUm #v pavk>,

20. saH shriimaan lakShmaNaH= that glorious Lakshmana; samukShitaH= drenched; rudhireNa= in blood; atividdhaaNgaH= with his body very much wounded; sharaiH= by arrows; shushubhe= shone; vidhuumaH paavakaH iva= like a smoke-less flame.

That glorious Lakshmana, drenched in blood, with his body very much wounded by arrows, shone like a smokeless flame.

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#NijvaTmn> kmR smIyai-gMy c. 88621
inn* sumhanadimt< vcnmvIt!,

21. prasamiikShya= mulling over; aatmanaH karma= his own feat; indrajittu= Indrajit, for his part; abhigamyacha= approaching (Lakshmana); vinadya= and emitting; sumahaanaadam= an exceedingly loud roar; abraviit= spoke; idam= the following; vachanam= words.

Mulling over his own feat, Indrajit for his part, approaching Lakshmana and emitting an exceedingly loud roar, spoke the following words:

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pi[ iztxaraSte zra mTkamuRkCyuta>. 88622
AadaSyNte=* saEime jIivt< jIivtaNtka>,

22. shitadharaaH= the sharp-edged; jiivitaantakaraaH= and deadly; sharaaH= arrows; patriNaH= with their wings; matkaarmukachyutaaH= released from my bow; adya aadaasyaste= will now take; te jiivitam= your life; samuitre= O Lakshmana!

The sharp-edged and deadly arrows, with their wings, released from my bow, will now take your life, O Lakshmana!

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A* gaemayus<"a Zyens<"a lm[. 88623
g&a inptNtu Tva< gtasu< inht< mya,

23. lakShmaNa= O Lakshmana!; gomaayu samghaashcha= let a number of jackals; shyena samghaashcha= multitude of hawks; gR^iddhaashcha= and vultures; nipatantu= descend; tvaam= upon you; nihatam= when struck down; mayaa= by me; gataasum= you are dead.

O Lakshmana! Let a number of Jackals, multitude of hawks and vultures descend upon you, when struck down by me, you are dead.

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]bNxu< sdanay ram> prmmRit>. 88624
-< atrm*Ev Tva< Oyit ht< mya,

24. parama durmatiH= the very much evil-minded; raamaH= Rama; drakShyati= can see; tvaam= you; kShatrabandhum= a mere kshatriya (military class only for a name-sake); sadaa anaaryam= ever ignoble; bhaktam bhraataram= his devoted brother; adyaiva= now itself; nihatam mayaa= killed by me.

The exceedingly evil-minded Rama now itself can see you, a mere kshatriya (military class only for a name sake), ever ignoble and his devoted brother, killed by me.

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ivStkvc< -UmaE Vypivzrasnm!. 88625
taema< saEime Tvam* inhtm! mya,

25. saumitre= O Lakshmana!; tvaam= (Rama will see) you; nihatam= struck down; mayaa= by me; adya= today; visrastakavacham= with your armour dropped down; vyapaviddha sharaashanam= with your bow thrown about; hR^itottamaaN^gam= and with your head dismantled.

O Lakshmana! Rama will see you, struck down by me today, with your armour dropped down, bow thrown about and head dismantled.

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#it uva[m! s<< p;< rav[aTmjm!. 88626
hetumaKymwR}ae lm[> Tyuvac h,

26. lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; arthaJNaH= understanding the sense of the word; pratyuvaacha ha= replied; hetumat vaakyam= (the following) logical words; samkruddham raavaNaatmajam= to the enraged Indrajit; iti= thus; bruvaaNam= speaking; peruSham= harshly.

Lakshmana, understanding the sense of the word, replied in the following logical words to the enraged Indrajit thus speaking harshly.

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vaGbl< Tyj -Re rkmaRis ra]s. 88627
Aw kSmadSyetTs<pady sukmR[a,

27. durbuddhe= O evil minded one!; tyaja= give up; vaagbalam= strength in your empty words; raakShasa= O demon!; asi= you are; kruura karma= doing cruel acts; kasmaat= why; vadasi= do you talk; etat= this atha= further?; sampaadaya= make it full; sukarmaNaa= by your good work.

O evil-minded one! Give up strength of speech in your empty words. O demons! You are doing cruel acts. Why do you indulge in such idle talk? Make it active with your good work.

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AkTva kTwse kmR ikmwRimh ra]s. 88628
k tTkmR yenah< Xya< tv kTwnm!,

28. raakShasa= O demon! akR^ityaa= without performing; karma= the act; kimartham= why; katthase= do you boast yourself; iha= here?; kuru= perform; tat karma= that act; yena= by which; shraddadhyaam= I can believe; tava katthanam= your brag.

O demon! Without performing that act, why do you boast yourself here? Perform that act by which I can believe your brag.

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Anuva p;< vaKy< ik<icdPynvi]pn!. 88629
AivkTwn! vix:yaim Tva< pZy pu;axm,

29. puruShaadhama= O the worst of persons!; anuktvaa= without speaking; kimchidapi= even a few; paruSham= harsha; vaakyam= words; anavakhShipan= without abusing you; avikattham= and without bragging myself; pashya= LO!; vadhiShyaami= I will kill; tvaam= you.

O the worst of persons! Without speaking even a few harsh words, without abusing you and without bragging myself, Lo! I will kill you.

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#Tyuva p naracanak[aRpUirtan! zran!. 88630
ivj"an mhavegam[ae ra]saeris,

30. iti= thus; uktvaa= speaking; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; paNcha naaraachaanaakrNaapuuritaan= stretching five steel arrows up to the ear; vijaghaana= dug them; rakShasorasi= into the demons chest; mahaavegaat= with a great speed.

Thus speaking, Lakshmana stretching five steel arrows upto the ear, dug them into the demons chest with a great speed.

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supvaijta ba[a Jvilta #v pga>. 88631
nE\RtaerSy-asNt sivtU rZmyae ywa,

31. baaNaaH= the arrows; jvalitaaH= blazing; pannagaaH iva= like serpents; supatra vaajitaaH= and feathered with good plumes; abhaasanta= shone; nairR^itorasi= in the demons chest; savituH rashmayaH yathaa= like sun-rays.

The arrows, blazing like serpents and feathered with fine plumes, shone like sun-rays in that demons chest.

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s zrErahtSten srae;ae rav[aTmj>. 88632
suyuEii-baR[E> itivVyax lm[m!,

32. aahataH= struck; sharaiH= with arrows; tena= by Lakshmana; saH= that; saroShaH= enraged; raavaNaatmajaH= Indrajit; prativivyaadha= pierced in return; tribhiH baaNaiH= three arrows; suprayuktaiH= well-directed; lakShmaNam= to Lakshmana.

Struck with arrows by Lakshmana, that enraged Indrajit pierced in return three arrows well-directed towards Lakshmana.

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s b-Uv mha-Imae nrra]sis<hyae>. 88633
ivmdRStumulae yue prSprjyEi;[ae>,

33. saH= that; mahaabhiimaH= very terrific; vimardaH= fight; babhuuva= became; tumulaH= tumultuous; nararaakShasa simhayoH= between Lakshmana the foremost of men and Indrajit the foremost of demns; parasparajayaiShiNoH= who wished to conquer one over the other; yuddhe= in battle.

That fight between Lakshmana, the foremost among men and Indrajit, the formost among demons, who wished to conquer one over the other in battle, was most terrific and tumultuous.

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%-aE ih bls<pavu-aE ivmzailnaE. 88634
%-aE prmjeRyavtuLybltejsaE,

34. ubhau= both; balasampannau= were endowed with strength; ubhau= both; vikramashaalinau= were distinguished for their prowess; ubhau= both; paramadurjayau= were exceedingly difficult to conquer atulya balatejasau= and peerless in strength and courage.

Both were endowed with strength. Both were distinguished for their prowess. Both were exceedingly difficult to conquer and peerless in strength and courage.

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yuyuxate tda vIraE haivv n-aegtaE. 88635
blv&aivva-ItaE yuix taE :p&x;R[aE,

35. tau viirau= those two heroes; duShpradharShaNau= who were difficult to overcome; yuddhi= in battle; yuyudhaate= fought; tadaa= at that moment; grahaaviva= like two planets; nabhogate= figuring in the sky; balavR^itraaviva= like Indra and Vritra, the demon.

Those two heroes, who were difficult to overcome in battle, fought at that moment like two plants figuring in the sky and like Indra and Vritra, the demon.

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yuyuxate mhaTmanaE tda kesir[aivv. 88636
bnv:#jNtaE ih magR[aE"anviSwtaE,
nrra]smuOyaE taE av_yyuXytam!. 88637

36, 37. Tadaa= then; mahaatmaanau= the two warriors; avasthitau= engaged in; avasR^ijantau= releasing; bahuun maargaNaughaan= many streams of arrows; yuyudhaate= fought; kesariNaaviva= like two lions; tau= those; nara raakShasa mukhyau= foremost of human being and demons; abhyayudhyataam= fought; prahR^iShTau= with rejoice.

Then, the two warriors, who were engaged in releasing several streams of arrows, fought like two lions. Lakshmana the foremost among humans and Indrajit the foremost among demons fought with rejoice.

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ttZan! dazriw> s<xayaimk;R[>,
ssjR ra]seNy k> spR #v sn!. 88638

38. tataH= thereupon; daasharathiH= Lakshmana; amitrakarShaNaH= the tormentator of enemies; samdhaaya= fitting; sharaan= his arrows; shvasan= and hissing; kruddhaH sarpaH iva= like an enraged serpent; sasarja= released them; raakShasendraaya= for Indrajit.

Thereupon, Lakshmana the tormentator of enemies, fitting his arrows to his bow, released arrows on Indrajit, hissing like an enraged serpent.

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tSy Jyatlin"aeR;< s uTva ra]saixp>,
ivv[Rvdnae -UTva lm[< smudE]t. 88639

39. shrutvaa= hearing; jvaatalanirghoSham= the twang of the bow string; tasya= of Lakshmana; saH= that; raakShasaadhipaH= chief of demons; bhuutvaa= becoming; vivarNaradanaH= pale-faced; samudaikShata= fixed his gaze; lakShmaNam= On Lakshmana.

Hearing the twang of the bow-string of Lakshmana, Indrajit the Chief of demons became pale-faced and fixed his gaze on Lakshmana.

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iv;{[vdn< va ra]s< rav[aTmjm!,
saEimi< yus<yu< Tyuvac iv-I;[>. 88640

40. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; raakShasam= Indrajit; raavaNaatmajam= the son of Ravana; viShaNNavadanam= with a pale face; vibhiiShaNah= Vibhishana; pratyuvaacha= spoke; saumitrim= to Lakshmana; yuddha samyuktam= who was absorbed in the fight.

Seeing Indrajit (the son of Ravana) pale-faced, Vibhishana spoke as follows to Lakshmana, who was fully absorbed in the fight.

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inimaNyuppZyaim yaNyiSmn! rav[aTmje,
Tvr ten mhabahae - @; n s<zy>. 88641

41. mahaabaaho= O the long armed Lakshmana!; asmin raavanaatmaje= In this Indrajit; yaani nimittaani= which indications; upapashyaami= I am seeing; tena= by them; eShaH= he; bhagnaH= is disappointed; na samshayaH= there is no doubt; tvara= make haste.

O the long-armed Lakshmana! I infer on the strength of the indications which I see in Indrajit, that he is disappointed. There is no doubt about it. Make haste.

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ttSs<xay saEimi> zranazIiv;aepman!,
mumaec inizta<StiSmn! spaRinv iv;aeLb[an!. 88642

42. tataH= thereupon; samdhaaya nishitaan baaNaan= fitting to his bow, sharp arrows; aashiiviShopamaan= resembling poisonous snakes; saumitriH= Lakshmana; mumocha= the discharged; (those arrows); viSholbaNaan sarppaaniva= which looked like serpents full of venom; tasmin= on him.

Thereupon, fitting to his bow sharp arrows, resembling poisonous snakes, Lakshmana discharged those arrows which looked like serpents full of venom to him.

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zazinsmSpzERlR]m[enaht> zrE>,
mutRm-vNmUF> svRs<]ui-teiNy>. 88643

43. aahataH= hit; lakShmaNena= by Lakshmana; sharaiH= with arrows; sarvasamkShubhitendriyaH= which invaded all the senses; shakraashani samasparshaiH= like the painful touching of Indras thunderbolt; abhavat= (Indrajit) became; muuDhaH= stupefied; muhuurtam= for a moment.

Hit by Lakshmana with arrows, which invaded all his senses, like the hit of Indras thunderbolt, Indrajit became stupefied for a moment.

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%pl_y muteRn s<}am! TyagteiNy>,
ddzaRviSwt< vIrmajaE dzrwaTmjm!. 88644

44. upalabhya= regaining; samJNaam= his consciousness; muhuurtena= within a moment; pratyaagatendriyaH= with his senses restored; (that Indrajit); dadarsha= saw; viiram= the valiant; dasharadhaatmajam= Lakshmana; avasthitam= engaged in; ajau= the battle.s

Regaining his consciousness within a moment, with his senses restored, that Indrajit saw the valiant Lakshmana engaged in the battle.

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sae=i-cam saEimi< rae;aTs<rlaecn>,
AvIDEnmasa* pun> s p;< vc>. 88645

45. samrakta lochanaH= with blood-red eyes; roShaat= in anger; saH= Indrajit; abhichakraama= walked; saumitrim= towards Lakshmana; aasaadya= approaching; evam= Lakshmana; saH= he; punaH= again; abraviit cha= spoke; paruSham vachaH= harsh words (as follows):

With blood-red eyes in anger, Indrajit walked towards Lakshmana. Approaching Lakshmana, he again spoke the following harsh words to him:

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ik< n Smris t*ue wme yTpramm!,
inbSTv< sh aa yda -uiv ivcese. 88646

46. na smarasikim= dont you remember; tat matparaakramam= my prowess; prathame yuddhe= in the first battle; yadaa tvam= bhraatraashcha= when you, along with your brother; nibaddhaH= was bound by me; vicheShTate= and you wriggled; bhuvi= on the floor.

Dont you remember my prowess in the first encounter, when you along with your brother, was bound by me and you wriggled on the floor?

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yuva< olu mhayue zainsmE> zrE>,
zaiytaE wmm! -UmaE ivs<}aE spur>sraE. 88647

47. prathamam= at first; yuvaam= both of you; sa puraH sarau= along with your foremost warriors; mahaayuddhe= in a major encounter; shaayitau khalu= were indeed laid down; visamJNau= unconscious; bhuumau= on the ground; sharaiH= by me arrows; shakraashanisamaiH= which were equal to Indras thunderbolt.

At first, both of you along with your foremost warriors in a major encounter, were indeed laid down unconscious on the ground, by my arrows which were equal to Indras thunderbolt.

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Sm&itvaR naiSt te mNye Vy< va ymsadnm!,
gNtuimCDis yNma< Tvmax;RiytuimCDis. 88648

48. yat= that; tvam= you; ichchhasi= desire; aadharShayitum= to attack; maam= me; (means); smR^itiH= the thought of it; naasti= no longer exist; te= in you; vaa= or; manye= I presume; ichhasivaa= you desire; gantum= to go; yama saadanam= to the abode of Yama the lord of Death; vyaktam= clearly.

The fact that you desire to attack me means that either the remembrance of it no longer exists in you or I presume you desire to go clearly to the abode of Yama the lord of Death.

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yid te wme yue n ae mTpram>,
A* Tva< dzRiy:yaim it;edanI VyviSwt>. 88649

49. matparaakramH na dR^iShTaH yadi= If my prowess was not witnessed; te= by you; prathame= in the first; yuddhe= encounter; tvaam darshayiShyaami= I will make you see; adya= today; tiShTha= stand; vyavasthitaH= ready for it idaaniim= now.

If my prowess was not witnessed by you in the first encounter, I will show it today. Stand ready for it now.

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#Tyuva si-baR[Eri-ivVyax lm[m!,
dzi-Stu hnUmNt< tI][xarE> zraemE>. 88650

50. iti= thus; uktvaa= speaking; vivyeadha= (he) struck; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; saptabhiH baaNaiH= with seven arrows; hanuumantam= and Hanuma; dashabhiH= with ten; sharottamaiH= excellent arrows; tiikShaNadhaaraiH= having sharp edges.

Thus speaking, he struck Lakshmana with seven arrows and Hanuma with ten excellent sharp-edged arrows.

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tt> zrztenEv suyuen vIyRvan!,
aexadigu[s<rBxae inibR-ed iv-I;[m!. 88651

51. tataH= then; viiryavaan= the valiant Indrajit; krodhaat= with anger; dviguNa samvambhaH= and with twice as much vehemence; nirbhibheda= wounded; vibhiiShaNam= Vibhishana; suprayuktena sharashatenaiva= with a hundred well-aimed arrows.

Then, the valiant Idnrajit with anger and with twice as much vehemence, wounded Vibhishana with a hundred well-aimed arrows.

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tίveNijta kmR kt< ramanujStda,
AicNtiyTva hsEtiTk<icidit uvn!. 88652
mumaec c zran! "aeran! s<g& nrpu<gv>,
A-Itvdn> ae ravin< lm[ae yuix. 88653

52, 53. Tadaa= then; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; raamaanujaH= the younger brother of Rama; narapuNgavaH= and the foremost among men; dR^iShTvaa= seeing; tat= that; karma= feat; kR^itam= accomplished; indrajitaa= by Indrajit; achintayitvaa= disregarding it; prahasan= deriding it; bruvan= and saying it; iti= as; na kimchit= nothing; abhiitavadanaH= with a fearless face; kruddhaH= enraged; samgR^ihya= and taking ghoraan sharaan= terrific arrows; mumocha= and sicharged them; raavaNim= on Indrajit; yudhi= in the battle.

Seeing that feat accomplished by Indrajit, yet disregarding it, deriding it by saying This is noting and taking up terrific arrows, the fearless and enraged Lakshmana the younger brother of Rama and foremost among men, then discharged them against Indrajit in battle.

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nEv< r[gta> zUra> hriNt inzacr,
l"uvaLpvIyaR zra hIme suoaStv. 88654

54. nishaachara= O demon!; shuuraaH= heroes; raNagataaH= who come to battle; na praharanti= do not strike; evam= like this; ime sharaaH= these arrows; tava= of yours; laghuvashcha= are light; alpaviiyaashcha= weak; sukhaaH hi= and indeed mild.

O demon! Heroes who come to battle do not strike like this. These arrows of yours are light, weak and mild indeed.

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nEv< zUraStu yuXyNte smre jyka<i][>,
#Tyev< t< uvn! xNvI zrEri-vv;R h. 88655

55. shuuraaH= warriors; jaya kaankShiNaH= who wish to win; samara= in battle; na yudhyante= do not fight; evam= like this; ityevam= thus; bruvan= speaking; wielder of a bow; abhivavarSha ha= streamed forth; sharaiH= with arrows; tam= on him.

Warriors, who wish to win in battle, do not fight like this. Thus speaking, Lakshmana the wielder of a bow, streamed forth arrows on him.

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tSy ba[E> suivXvSt< kvc< kan< mht!,
VyzIyRt rwaepSwe tarajalimvaMbrat!. 88656

56. mahat= a large; kaaN^chanam kavacham= golden armour; suvidhvastam= broken to pieces; baaNaiH= by the arrows; tasya= of Lakshmana; vyashiiryata= slipped down; rathopasthe= in the middle of his chariot; taaraajaalamiva= like a cobweb of stars; ambaraat= (falling) from the sky.

A large golden armour, broken to pieces by Lakshmanas arrows, slipped down in the middle of chariot, like a cob-web of stars falling from the sky.

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ivxUtvmaR naracEbR-Uv s kt[>,
#NijTsmre vIr> TyU;e -anumainv. 88657

57. viiraH= the valiant; Indrajit= Indrajit; vidhuuta varmaa= with his armour disheveled; naaraachaiH= by the steel arrows; kR^itavraNaH= and having a wound made; samara= in the battle; babhuuva= was; bhaanumaaniva= like the sun; pratyuuShe= at dawn.

The valiant Indrajit, with his armour disheveled by the steel arrows, was wounded in battle and looked like the sun at dawn.

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tt> zrshe[ s<ae rav[aTmj>,
ib-ed smre vIrae lm[< -Imivm>. 88658

58. tataH= thereupon; viiraH= the valiant; raavaNaatmajah= Indrajit; bhiimavikramaH= of terrific prowess; samkruddhaH= was enroged; bibheda= and wounded; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; sharasahasreNa= with a thousand arrows; samara= in battle.

Thereafter, the valiant Indrajit of terrific prowess was enraged and wounded Lakshmana with a thousand arrows in battle.

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VyzIyRt mhiVy< kvcm! lm[Sy tu,
ktitktaNyaeNy< b-Uvturi-ԂtaE. 88659

59. mahat= the large; divyam= celestial; kavacham= armour; lakShmaNasya= of Lakshmana; vyashiiryata= borke into pieces; kR^ita pratikR^itaanyonyam= with each other in offence and retaliation; abhidrutau= in their attack.

The large celestial armour of Lakshmana broke into pieces. The two warriors vied with each other in offence and retaliation in their attack.

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A-I][m! in>sNtaE taE yuXyeta< tumul< yuix,
zrs<ksvaRaE svRtae ixraei]taE. 88660

60. tau= those two warriors; sharasamkR^itta sarvaaN^gau= with all their limbs got lacerated; yudhi= in combat; rudhiraukShitau= smeared with blood; sarvataH= all around; abhiikShaNam niH shvasantau= and breathing heavily; yudhyetaam= fought; tumulam= tumultuously.

Those two warriors, with their entire bodies lacerated in combat, smeared with blood all around and breathing heavily, fought the battle tumultuously.

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sudI"Rkal< taE vIravNyaeNy< iniztE> zrE>,
tt]tumRhTmanaE r[kmRivzardaE. 88661

61. tau= those; mahaatmanau= great souled; viirous= warriors; raNakarma vishaaradau= skilled in war-fare; sudiirgha kaalam= for a long time; tatakShatuH= were cutting through; anyonyam= each other; nishitaiH sharaiH= with sharp arrows.

Thos mighty warriors, skilled in warfare, were cutting through each other, for a long time, with sharp arrows.

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b-UvtuaTmjye ytaE -ImpramaE,
taE zraE"E StwakI[aER inkkvcXvjaE. 88662
s&jNtaE ixr< cae:[< jl< v[aivv,

62. bhiimaparaakramau= those two heroes of terrific prowess; babhuuvatuH= stay on; yatnau= strennously trying; aatmajaye= in securing their own victory; aakiirNau= crowded all over; tathaa= thus; sharaughaiH= with a multitude of arrows; nikR^itta kavachadhvajau= their armour and standards torn to pieces; tau= they; (stood) sR^ijantau= emitting; uShNam= hot; rudhiram= blood; prasravaNaaviva= as two water falls (gushing); jalam= (hot) water.

Those two heroes f terrific prowess stay on strenuously trying to secure their own victory, covered as they were, all over with a multitude of arrows as also their armour and standards torn to pieces. They stood emitting hot blood, as two water-falls gushing hot water.

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zrv; ttae "aer< mutae-IRmin>Svnm!. 88663
sasaryaeirvakaze nIlyae> kaleme"yae>,
tyaerw mhan! kalae VytIya*uXymanyae>. 88664
n c taE yuvEmuOy< m< caPyupjGmtu>,

63, 64. Mahaan= much; kaalaH= of a time; vyatiiyaat= lapsed; tayoH= while the two warriors; yudhyamaanayoH= fought; muN^chatoH= loosing; ghoram= terrific; sharavarSham= stream of arrows; tataH= then; bhiima niH svanam= with an awful clamour; niilayoH iva= like two dark; kaala meghayoH= destructive clouds; saasaarayoH= raining; aakaashe= from the sky; tau= they; na= neither; yuddhavaimukhyam= turned their back from the battle; (na= nor); abhijagmatuH= experienced; sharamamvaapi= any fatigue.

Much of a time lapsed while the two warriors fought loosing terrific stream of arrows, then with an awful clamour, like two dark destructive clouds raining from the sky. They neither trned their back from the battle, nor experienced any fatigue.

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Aa{yivda< eaE dzRyNt! pun> pun>. 88665
zranuavcakaranNtir]e bbNxtu>,

65. darshayantau= displaying; astraaNi= their missiles; punaH punaH= again and again; 9the two warriors) shreShThau= who were excellent; astravidaam= among those skilled in the use of missiles; babandhatuH= fastened a net work; sharaan= of arrows; uchchhavachaan aakaraan= of both large and small shapes; antarikShe= in the sky.

Displaying their missiles again and again, the two warriors, who were excellent among those skilled in the use missiles, fastened a net work of arrows both large and small, in the sky.

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Vypetdae;mSyNtaE l"u ic< c suu c. 88666
%-aE tu tumul< "aer< ctunRrra]saE,

66. asyantau= loosing their arrows; vyapeta doSham= faultlessly; suShThucha= gracefully; laghu= and easily; chitramcha= in a wonderful way; nara raakShasau= both the man and the demon; chakratuH= carried on; tumulam= a tumultuous; ghoram= and terrific war.

Loosing their arrows faultlessly, gracefully and easily in a wonderful way, both the man and the demon carried on a tumultuous and terrific war.

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tyae> p&wk p&wG-Im> zuuve tumul> Svn>. 88667
su"aeryaeinR>SvntaegRgne me"yaeirv,

67. tayoH= their; bhimaH= terrific; tumulaH= and tumultuous; svanaH= sound; shushruve= could be heard; pR^ithak pR^ithak= one by one repeatedly; saH= that sound; janayaamaasa= created; kampam= tremble; daaruNaH nirghaataH iva= like a violent thunder-storm.

Their terrific and tumultuous sound could be heard one by one repeatedly. That sound created a tremble in people, like a violent thunder-storm.

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tyae> s ajte zBdStwa smryyae>. 88668
su"aeryaeinR>SvntaegRgne me"yaeirv,

68. saH shabdaH= that clamour; tayoH= of those two warriors; tathaa samara yattayoH= who were engaged thus in that martial act; bhraajate iva= resembled; niH svanatoH= the rumbling; sughorayoH= of two dreadful; meghayoH= thunderin clouds; gagane= in the sky.

That clamour of those two warriors, who were engaged thus in that martial act, resembled the rumbling of two dreadful thundering clouds in the sky.

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suv[RpuEnaRracEbRlvNtaE kt[aE. 88669
suuvate ixr< kIitRmNtaE jye x&taE,

69. kiirtivantau balavantau= those two mighty and glorious warriors; dhR^itau= who were determined; jaye= to gain victory; kR^ita vraNau= wounded; suvarNapuNkhaiH= with golden-shafted; naaraachaiH= steel arrows; prasusruvaate= were profusely giving out; rudhiram= blood.

Those two mighty and glorious warriors, who were determined to gain victory over one another, wounded with golden-shafted steel arrows, were profusely giving out blood.

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te gayaeinRpitta Kmpua> zra yuix. 88670
As&iGdGxa ivin:petuivRivzuxRr[Itlm!,

70. te sharaaH= those arrows; rukmapuNkhaaH= with golden shafts; patitaaH= fallen; gaatrayoH= on their limbs; yudhi= in battle; asR^igdigdhaaH= were smeared with blood; viniShpetuH= came out; vivishuH= and pierced; dharaNiitalam= the surface of the earth.

Fallen on their limbs, the golden-shafted arrows, dropped on the battle-field, smeared with blood and pierced into the surface of the earth.

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ANye suiniztE> zErakaze s<j"ire. 88671
b-uiiCDEv tyaebaR[a> shz>,

71. anye sunishitaiH baaNaaH= some more arrows; tayoH= released by those two warriors; samjaghaTTire= clashed; sahasrashaH= in thousands; sunishitaiH shastraiH= with sharp weapons; aakaashe= in the sky; babhaNJaH= and shattered; chichchhidushcha= and tore them.

Some more arrows released by those two warriors clashed in thousands with sharp weapons in the sky and shattered and tore them.

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s b-Uv r[e "aerStyaebaR[myy>. 88672
Ai_yaimv dIa_ya< se kzmyy>,

72. tayoH= their; ghoraH= terrific; baaNamayaH chayaH= pile consisting of arrows; raNe= in battle; babhuuva= appeared; kushamayaH chayaH iva= like a mass of sacred Kusha grass; diiptaabhyaam agnibhyaam= by the side of two blazing fires; satre= at a sacrifice.

The terrific pile of arrows in battle appeared like a mass of sacred Kusha grass by the side of two blazing fires at a sacrifice.

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tyae> kt[aE dehaE zuzu-ate mhaTmnae>. 88673
supu:paivv in:paE vne ik<zukzaLmlI,

73. kR^ita vraNau= the wounded; dehau= bodies; taoH mahaatmanoH= of those two mighty warriors; shushubhaate= shone; kimshukashaalmalii iva= like Kimshuka and Shalmali (silk-cotton) trees; supuShpau= in full blossom; niShpatrau= deprived of leaves; vane= in a forest.

The wounded bodies of those two mighty warriors shone like Kimshuka and Shalmali (silk-cotton) trees in full blossom, deprived of leaves.

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ctuStumul< "aer< s<inpat< mumuR>. 88674
#Nijm[Ev prSprjyEi;[aE,

74. Indrajit= Indrajit; lakShmaNashchaiva= and Lakshmana; muhurmuhuH paraspara jayaiShiNau= who were time and again wishing to attain victory one over the other; chakratuH= carried out; tumulam= tumultuous; ghoram= and terrific; samnipaatam= battle.

Indrajit and Lakshmana who were time and again wishing to attain victory one over the other, carried out tumultuous and terrific battle.

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lm[ae ravi[< yue ravi[aip lm[m!. 88675
ANyaeNy< tavi-NtaE n m< itp*tam!,

75. yuddhe= in the combat; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; (was striking) raavaNim= Indrajit; raavaNishchaapi= and even Indrajit (was striking); lakShmaNamchaapi= Lakshmana too; tau= both of them; abhighnantau= were striking; anyonyam= each other; na pratipadyataam= and did not experience; shramam= any weariness.

In the combat, Lakshmana was striking Indrajit and Indrajit too was striking Lakshmana. Both of them were striking each other and did not experience any weariness.

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ba[jalE> zrIrSwErvgaFEStriSvnaE. 88676
zuzu-ate mhaivyaER Faivv pvRtaE,

76. baaNajaalaiH= with a multitude of arrows; avagaaDhaiH= dug deep; shariirasthaiH= into their bodies; mahaaviiryau tarasvinau= those two warriors of great prowess and swiftness; shushubhnate= shone; parvatau iva= like two mountains; praruuDhau= shooting forth plants from them.

With a multitude of arrows dug deep into their bodies, those two warriors, of great prowess and swiftness, shone like two mountains shooting forth plants from them.

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ttae ixriStain s<v&tain zrE-&Rzm!. 88677
baju> svRgaai[ JvlNt #v pavka>,

77. tataH= at that time; sarvaaatraaNi= all their limbs; rudhira siktaani= dampened with blood; sam vR^itaani= and covered; sharaiH= with arrows; bhR^isham babhraajuH= shone very much; jvalantaH paavakaaH iva= like blazing fires.

At that time, all their limbs, dampened with blood and thickly covered with arrows shone very much like blazing fires.

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tyaerw mhan! kalae VytIya*uXymanyae>. 88678
n c taE yuvEmuOy< m< caPyi-jGmtu>,

78. mahaan=a lot of; kaalaH= time; vyatiiyat= lapsed; tayoH= in the meanwhile past between them; tau= they; na= netiher; yuddhavaimukhyam= turned their back from the battle; (na=nor); abhijagmatuH= experienced; shramamvaapi = any fatigue.

A lot of time lapsed in the meanwhile past the two warriors. They neither turned their back from the battle nor experienced any fatigue.

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Aw smrpirm< inhNtu<,
smrmuoe:vijtSy lm[Sy,
iyihtmuppadyNmhaTma,
smrmu peTy iv-I;[ae=vtSwe. 88679

79. atha= then; nihantum= to remove; samara parishramam= martial weariness; lakShmaNasya= of Lakshmana; samara mukheShu ajitasya= who did not know defeat in any facet of war; mahaatmaa= the great souled; vibhiiShaNaH= Vibhishana; upapaadayan= offering; priyahitam= agreeable and salutary words; avatasthe= took up his position; upetya= on reaching; samara= the battle-field.

Then, to relieve martial weariness of Lakshmana, who did not experience defeat in any facet of war, the great-souled Vibhishana, offering agreeable and salutary words, took up his position, on reaching the battle-field.

 

#ta;eR Imamay[e AaidkaVye yuka{fe AazIittm> sgR
ctuStumul< "aer< s<inpat< mumuR>. 88674

Thus, this is the 88th chapter in Yuddha Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, the First Epic poem of India.


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December 2008, K. M. K. Murthy