Book VI : Yuddha Kanda - Book Of War
Vibhishana enters the battle-field and destroys many demons. He speaks encouraging words to the chiefs of monkeys urging them to carry on the combat. The monkeys start a furious attack on the demons. Even Hanuma begins to destroy thousands of demons. Indrajit rushes towards Lakshmana and starts fighting with him. Lakshmana kills Indrajit's charioteer. Four excellent monkey-chiefs kill Indrajit's horses and destroys his chariot.
yudhyam˜nau tato d®ÿ÷v˜ prasaktau narar˜kÿasau |
prabhinn˜viva m˜taðgau parasparajayaiÿiõau || 89-6-1
tayoryuddhaÕ druÿ÷auk˜mo varac˜padharo balŸ |
þ¨ra× sa r˜vaõabhr˜t˜ tasthau saðgr˜mam¨rdhani || 89-6-2
1, 2. tataH= then; dR^iShTvaa= seeing; nara raakShasau= the man and the demon; prasaktau= having their commitment; yudhyamaanau= fighting; prabhinnau maataNgau iva= like elephants in rut; parasparajayaiShiNau= desirous of gaining victory one over the other; saH balii shuuraH raavaNa bhraataa= that strong and valiant Vibhishana; varachaapa dharaH= wielding an excellent bow; draShTukaamaH= with an intent to see; tayoH yuddham= their combat; tasthau= stood; samgraama muurdhani= at the front of the battle.
Seeing Lakshmana and Indrajit, fighting with commitment to gain victory one over the other, like elephants in rut, that strong and valiant Vibhishana, wielding his excellent bow, stood there at the battle-front, with an intent to behold their combat.
tato visph˜ray˜m˜sa mahaddhanuravasthita× |
utsasarja ca tŸkÿaõ˜gr˜n r˜kÿaseÿu mah˜þar˜n || 89-6-3
3. tataH= then; avasthitaH= standing there; visphaarayaamaasa= he stretched; mahat dhanuH= his great bow; utsasarjacha= and released; tiikShNaagraan mahaasharaan= excellent sharp-pointed arrows; raakShaseShu= on demons.
Standing there thus, Vibhishana stretched his great bow and released excellent sharp pointed arrow son those demons.
te þar˜× þikhisaÕsparþ˜ nipatantassam˜hit˜× |
r˜kÿas˜n d˜ray˜m˜survajr˜ iva mah˜girŸn || 89-6-4
4. nipatantaH= falling; samaahitaaH= in exact spot; te sharaaH= those arrows; shikhisamsparShaaH= hitting like fire; daarayaamaasuH= raakShasaan= tore the demons into pieces; vajraaH iva= as thunderbolts; would cleave); mahaagiriin= large mountains.
Falling in exact spot, those arrows, hitting like fire, tore the demons into peices, as thunderbolts would cleave large mountains.
vibhŸÿaõasy˜nucar˜stepi þ¨l˜sipa÷÷iþai× |
cichidu× samare vŸr˜n r˜kÿas˜n r˜kÿasottam˜× || 89-6-5
5. te raakShasottamaaH api= even the foremost of demons; vibhiiShaNaasya anucharaaH= the attendants of Vibhishana too; chichchhiduH= rent asunder; viiraan raakShasaan= the valiant demons; samare= in battle; shuulaasipaTTishaiH= with pikes, swords and sharp-edged spears.
Even the foremost of demons, the attendants of Vibhishana too, rent asunder those valiant demns in battle, with pikes, sowrds and sharp-edged spears.
r˜kÿasaistrai× pariv®ta× sa tad˜ tu vibhŸÿaõa× |
babhau madhya pradh®ÿ÷˜n˜m kalabh˜n˜miva dvipa× || 89-6-6
6. tadaa= then; parivR^itaH= surrounded; tai raakShasai= by those demons; saH vibhiiShaNaH= that Vibhishana; babhau= shone; dvipaH iva= like an elephant; madhye= in the midst; pradhR^iShTaanaam kalabhaanaam= of proud young tuskers.
Surrounded by those demons, Vibhishana shone like an elephant in the midst of proud young tuskers.
tatapsaÕ codam˜no vai harŸn rakÿovadhapriy˜n |
uv˜ca vacanaÕ k˜le k˜lajño rakÿas˜Õ vara× || 89-6-7
7. tataH= then; rakShasaam varaH= Vibhishana the foremost of demons; kaalaJNaH= who knows the timing; uvaacha vai= spoke; kaale vachanam= the following opportune words; hariin= to the monkeys; rakShavadhapriyan= who cherish to destroy the demons; samchodamaanaH= duly inspiring them.
Vibhishana, who knew the timing, spoke to the monkeys, who cherished to destroy the demons, the following opportune words duly inspiring them.
eko'yaÕ r˜kÿasendrasya par˜yaõamavasthita× |
etaccheÿaÕ balaÕ tasya kiÕ tiÿ÷hita harŸþvar˜× || 89-6-8
8. hariishvaraaH= O cheifs of monkeys!; ayam= he; ekaH= alone; avasthitaH= is to be relied on; paraayaNaH= as the last support; raakShasendrasya= of Ravana; etat sheSham= he is all that is left; tasya balam= in his force; kim= why; tiShThata= do you stand (idle)?
"O cheifs of monkeys! Here stands before you, one who is the last support of Ravana. He is all that is left in his force. Why do you stand idle?"
asmiÕþca nihate p˜pe r˜kÿase raõam¨rdhani |
r˜vaõam varjayitv˜ tu þeÿamasya balaÕ hatam || 89-6-9
9. raNa muurdhani= at the end of this war; asmin= (if) this; paape raakShase= sinful demon; nihate= is killed; sheSham= the remaining; balam= army; hatam= is killed; raavaNam varjayitvaa except Ravana.
"At the end of this war, if this sinful demon is killed, the remaining army is as good as killed, except Ravana."
prahasto nihato vŸro nikumbhaþca mah˜bala× |
kumbhakarõaþca kumbhaþca dh¨mr˜kÿaþca niþ˜cara× || 89-6-10
jambum˜lŸ mah˜m˜lŸ tŸkÿaõavego'þaniprabha× |
suptagno yajñakopaþca vajradaÕÿ÷rasca r˜kÿasa× || 89-6-11
simhr˜dŸ vika÷o'righnastapano mamda eva ca |
pragh˜sa× praghasaþcaiva prajaðgho jaðgha eva ca || 89-6-12
agniketuþca durdharÿo raþmiketuþca vŸryav˜n |
vidyujjihvo dvijihvaþca s¨ryaþatruþca r˜kÿasa× || 89-6-13
akampana× sup˜rþvaþca cakram˜lŸ ca r˜kÿasa× |
kampana× sattvavanau tau dev˜ntakanar˜ntakau || 89-6-14
10. prahastaH= Prahasta; nihataH= was killed; viiraH= the valiant; nikumbhashcha= Nikumbha; mahaabalaH= the mighty; kumbhakarNashcha= Kumbhakarna; kumbhashcha= Kumbha; dhuumraakShaH= Dhumraksha; nishaacharaH= the demon; jambumaalii= Jambumali; mahaamaalii= Mahamali; tiikShaNa vegaH= possessing great velocity; ashaniprabhaH= Ashaniprabha; suptaghnaH= Suptaghna; yajNa kopashcha= Yagnakopa; vajradamShTraH= Vajradamshtra; raakShaH= the demon; samhaadrii= Samhadri; vikaTaH= Vicata; arighnaH= who destroys enemies; tapanaH= Tapana; mandaH eva cha= Manda; praghaasaH= Praghaasa; praghasaH= Praghasa; prajaNghaH= Prajangha; jaNghaH eva cha= Jangha; agniketuH= Agniketu; durdharshaH= who was difficult to be conquered; agniketushcha= Agniketu; viiryavaan= the valiant; rashmiketuH= Rashmiketu; vidyujjihvaH= Vidyujjihva; DvijihvaH= Dvijihva; suurya shatruH= Surya shatru; raakShasashcha= the demon; kampanaH= Kampana; sattvavantau= the strong; devaantaka naraantakau= Devantaka and Narantaka (were also killed).
Prahasta was killed. The valiant Nikumbha, the mighty Kumbhakarna, Kumbha, the demon called Dhumraksha, Jambumali, Mahamali, the highly swift Ashaniprabha, Suptaghna, Yajnakopa, a demon named Vajradamshtra, Samhadri, Vikata the destroyer of enemies, Tapana, Manda, Praghaasa, Praghasa, PrajaN^gha, JaN^ga, Agniketu who was difficult to be conquered, Agniketu, the valiant Rashmiketu, vidyujjihva, Dvijihva, Suryashatru, Akampana, Suparshva, Chakramali, Kampana and the mighty Devantaka were also killed."
et˜nnihaty˜tibal˜n bah¨n r˜kÿasasattam˜n |
b˜hubhy˜Õ s˜garaÕ tŸrtv˜ laðghyat˜Õ goÿpadaÕ laghu || 89-6-15
15. nihatya= killing; etaan bahuun= these many; atibalaan= mighty; raakShasa sattamaan= and foremost of demons; tiirtyaa= and crossing; saagaram= the ocean; baahubhyaam= by your arms; laghu goShapadam= let this small puddle; laNghyataam= be crossed.
Having killed these many mighty and foremost of demons and having swun the ocen, let the tiny puddle be crossed.
et˜vadiha þeÿaÕ vo jetavyamiha v˜nar˜× |
hat˜× sarve sam˜gamya r˜kÿas˜ baladarpit˜× || 89-6-16
16. vanaraaH= O monkeys!; etaava deva= only this much (of army); sheSham= remains; jetavyam= to be conquered; iha= here; sarve= all; raakShasaaH= the demons; baladarpitaaH= who were proud of their strength; samaagamya= having come here; hataaH= were killed.
"O monkeys! Only this much of army remains yet to be conquered here. All the demons, who were proud of their strength, having come to the battle-field here, were killed by you."
ayuktaÕ nidhanaÕ kartuÕ putrasya janiturmama |
gh®õ˜map˜sya r˜m˜rthe nihany˜Õ bhr˜tur˜tmajam || 89-6-17
17. mama= for me; janituH= being a father; ayuktam= it is not appropriate; nidhanam kartum= to compose a death putrasya= of a (brother's) son; nihanyaam= I will kill; bhraatruH= my brother's; aatmajam= son; apaasya= driving away; ghR^iNaam= tenderness; raamaarthe= for the sake of Rama.
"Driving away tenderness, for the sake of Rama, I will kill my own brother's son though being his uncle (who is as good as a father), it is not appropriate for me to compose his death."
hantuk˜masya me b˜ÿpaÕ cakÿuþ caiva nirudhyate |
tadevaiÿa mah˜b˜hurlakÿmaõa× þamayiÿyati || 89-6-18
v˜nar˜ ghnantuÕ sambh¨ya bh®ty˜nasya samŸpag˜n |
18. me= my; chakShuH= yes; nirudhyati= are clouded; baaShpam= with tears; hantukaamasya= even when I wish to kill him; eShaH= this; mahaabaahuH= long-armed; lakShmaNaH eva= Lakshmana alone; shamayiShyati= will finish; tam= him; vaanaraaH= O monkeys!; sambhuuya= all of you together; ghnata destroy; bhR^ityaan= his servents; samiipagaan= standing beside; asya= of him.
"My eyes are getting cluded with tear, even when I think of killing him. This long-armed Lakshmana alone will finish him. O Monkeys! All of you, together, kill his servents standing beside him."
iti ten˜tiyaþas˜ r˜kÿasen˜bhicodit˜× || 89-6-19
v˜narendr˜ jah®ÿire l˜ðgal˜ni ca vivyadhu× |
19. abhichoditaaH= impelled; iti= thus; tena atiyashasaa raakShasena= by that illustrious Vibhishana; vaanarendraaH= the monkey-chiefs; jahR^iShire= were rejoiced; vivyadhuH cha= lashed; laaN^guulaani= their tails.
Thus impelled by that illustrious Vibhishana, those monkey-chiefs were rejoiced and lashed their tails (in a happy mood).
tataste kapiþ˜rd¨l˜× kÿveýantaþca muhurmuhu× || 89-6-20
mumucurvividh˜nn˜d˜nmegh˜nd®ÿ÷veva barhiõa× |
20. tataH= then; kapishaarduulaaH= those foremost of monkeys; kShveDantaH= roaring; punaH punaH= time and again; mumuchuH= released; vividhaan= various kinds; naadaan= of sounds; barhiNah= like peacocks; dR^iShTvaa= seeing; meghaan= the clouds.
Then, those monkeys-cheifs, roaring time and again, emitted various kinds of sounds resembling the sounds of peacocks at the time of seeing the clouds.
j˜mbav˜napi tai× sarvai× svay¨thairabhisaÕv®ta× || 89-6-21
aþmabhist˜ýay˜m˜sa nakhairdantaiþca r˜kÿas˜n |
21. jaambavaanapi= even Jambavan; te= and those monkeys; abhisamvR^itaH= accompanied by; sarvaiH= all; taiH= those; sayuuthyai= who belong to their equal troops; taaDayaamaasuH= struck; raakShasaan= the demons; ashmabhiH= with stones; nakhaiH= nails; dantaishcha= and teeth.
Even Jambavan and those monkeys, accompanied by all those, who belong to their identical troops, began to strike the demons with stones, nails and teeth.
nighnantam®kÿ˜dhipatiÕ r˜kÿas˜ste mah˜bal˜× || 89-6-22
parivavrurbhayaÕ tyaktv˜ tamanekavidh˜yudh˜× |
22. te mahaabalaaH= those mighty; raakShasaaH= demons; aneka vidhaayudhaaH= having various kinds of weapons; tyaktvaa bhayam= abandoning their fear; parivaruH= surrounded; tam R^ikShaadhipatim= that Jambavan; nighnantam= who was playing havoc on them.
Those mighty demons, having various kinds of weapons, abandoning their fear, surrounded that Jambavan, who was playing havoc on them.
þarai× paraþubhistŸkÿõai× pa÷÷asairyaÿ÷itomarai× || 89-6-23
j˜mbavantaÕ m®dhe jaghnurnighnantaÕ r˜kÿasŸÕ cam¨m |
23. jaghnuH= (They) struck; jaambavantam= Jambavan; nighnantam= who was killing; raakShasiim chamuum= the army of demons; mR^idhe= in battle; sharaiH= with arrows; tiikShNaiH parashubhiH= with sharp axes; paTTishaiH= spears with sharp edges; yaShTitomaraiH= sticks and Javelins.;
They struck Jambavan, who was killing the army of demons in battle, with sharp axes, spears with sharp edges, sticks and javelins.
sa samprah˜rastumula× sañjajñe kapir˜kÿas˜m || 89-6-24
dev˜sur˜õ˜Õ kruddh˜n˜Õ yath˜ bhŸmo mah˜svana× |
24. saH= that; tumulaH= tumultuous bhiimaH= and terrific; sampraharaH= battle; saH mahaasvaraH= with that great noise; samjaJNe= occured; kapiraakShasaam= between monkeys and demons; kR^iddhaanaam devaasuraaNaam yathaa= as (a battle) between enraged celestials and demons.
That tumultuous and terrific battle accompanied by a great noise, occured between the monkeys and the demons as between enraged celestials and demons.
han¨m˜napi saðkruddha× s˜lamutp˜÷ya parvat˜t || 89-6-25
sa lakÿmaõaÕ svayaÕ p®ÿ÷h˜davaropya mah˜man˜× |
rakÿas˜Õ kadanaÕ cakre sam˜s˜dya sahasraþa× || 89-6-26
25, 26. saH= that; mahaamanaaH= haughty; hanuumaanapi= Hanuma too; samkR^iddhaH= who felt enraged; lakShmaNam avaropya= having made Lakshmana to descend; pR^iShThaat= from his back; utpaaTya= and tearing up; saalam= Sala tree; parvataat= from a mountain; samaasaadya= and approaching (the demons); svayam= chakre= began; kadanam= to destroy; rakShasaam= sahashrasaH= in their thousands.
That haughty Hanuma too who felt enraged, causing Lakshmana to descend from his back, and tearing up Sala tree from a mountain, approached the demons and himself began to destroy those demons in their thousands.
sa dattv˜ tumulaÕ yuddhaÕ pit®vyasyendrajidyudhi || 89-6-27
lakÿmaõaÕ paravŸraghnaÕ punarev˜bhyadh˜vata |
27. saH indrajit= that Indrajit; balii= the mighty one; paraviiraghaH= the destroyer of valiant enemies; dattvaa= giving; tumulam= a tumultuous; yuddham= fight; pitR^ivyasya= to his uncle; abhyadhaavat= rushed towards; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; punareva= yet again.
That mighty Indrajit, the destroyer valiant enemies, after giving a tumultuous fight to his uncle, yet again rushed towards Lakshmana.
tau prayuddhau tad˜ vŸrau m®dhe lakÿmaõar˜kÿasau |
þaraugh˜nabhivarÿantau jaghnatustau parasparam || 89-6-28
28. tau= those; viirau= valiant; lakShmaNa raakShasau= Lakshmana and the demon; prayuddhau= the intense fighters; mR^idhe= in battle; tadaa= then; jaghnatuH= began to strike; abhivarShantau= showering; sharaughaan= a multitude of arrows; parasparam= on each other.
The two valiant celebreties, Lakshmana and Indrajit, the two intense fighters in battle, then began to strike each other, showering a multitude of arrows on their enemies.
abhŸkÿõamantardadhatu× þaraj˜lairmah˜balau |
candr˜dity˜vivoÿõ˜nte yath˜ meghaistarasvinau || 89-6-29
29. mahaabalau= the mighty; tarasvinau= and energetic Lakshmana and Indrajit; antardadhatuH= covered each other off; abhiikShNam= exceedingly; sharajaalaiH= by a network of arrows; chandraadityaaviva yathaa= in the same way as the sun and the moon; (are veiled) meghaiH= by clouds; uShNaante= at the end of summer.
The mighty and energetic Lakshmana and Indrajit covered each other off exceedingly by a network of arrows, in the same way as the sun and the moon are veiled by clouds at the end of summer.
na hy˜d˜naÕ na sandh˜naÕ dhanuÿo v˜ parigraha× |
na vipramokÿo b˜õ˜n˜Õ na vikarÿo na vigraha× || 89-6-30
na muÿ÷ipratisandh˜naÕ na lakÿyapratip˜danam |
ad®þyata tayostatra yudhyato× p˜õil˜ghav˜t || 89-6-31
30, 31. tayoH paaNilaaghavaat= due to lightness of their hands; yudhyatoH= even as they fight; tatra= there; parigrahaH vaa= either their holding; dhanuShaH= of the bow; na adR^ishyata= was not visible; na hi= nor indeed; aadaanam= the taking off; baaNaanaam= the arrows; na samdhaanam= nor fixing them on the bow-string; na vipramokShaH= nor their release; na vikarShaH= nor drawing the bow string; na vigrahaH= nor the strecteching; na muShTi pratisamdhaanam= nor adjusting their fists; na lakShya pratipaadanam nor attaining the target; adR^ishyata= was visible.
Due to lightness of their hands, even as they fight there, neither the holding of the bow, nor the taking off the arrows, nor fitting them on their bow-string, nor adjusting their fists, nor drawing the bow-string nor attaining the target was visible.
c˜pavegapramuktaiþca b˜õaj˜lai× samantata× |
antarikÿe'bhisañcanne na r¨p˜õi cak˜þire || 89-6-32
32. antarikShe= the sky; abhisampanne= having been obtained; baaNajaalaiH= by a multitude of arrows; samantataH= on all sides; chaapa vega prayuktaiH= dsicharged with force exerted by the bows; na ruupaaNi= no objects; chakaashire= could be made bright.
The sky, having been covered by a multitude of arrows, on all sides, discharged with force by them both, was shrouded in darkness.
lakÿmaõo r˜vaõiÕ pr˜pya r˜vaõiþc˜pi lakÿmaõam |
avyavasth˜ bhavatyugr˜ t˜bhy˜manyonyavigrahe || 89-6-33
33. praapya= meeting; raavaNim= Indrajit; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana (fought with him); praapya= meeting; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana; raavaNashchaapi= even Indrajit (fought with him); taabhyaam anyonya vigrahe= as they clashed with each other; ugraa avyavasthaa bhavati= there was a terrible confusion (as to who would win ultimately).
Meeting Indrajit, Lakshmana fought with him. Meeting Lakshmana, Indrajit too took the offensive. As they clashed with each other, there was terrible confusion (as to who would win ultimately).
t˜bhy˜mubh˜bhy˜Õ taras˜ pras®ÿ÷airviþikhai× þitai× |
nirantaramiv˜k˜þaÕ babh¨va tamas˜ v®tam || 89-6-34
34. shitaiH vishikhaiH= by the sharp arrows; prasR^iShTaiH= released; tarasaa= with force; taabhyaam ubhaabhyaam= by both of them; nirantaramiva= almost continuously; aakaasham= the sky; babhuuva vR^itam= was covered; tamasaa= with darkness;.
By the sharp arrows released almost continuously with the sky was covered with darkness.
tai× paradbhiþca bahubhistayo× þaraþatai× þitai× |
diþaþca pradiþaþcaiva babh¨vu× þarasaðkul˜× || 89-6-35
35. patadbhiH= by the fall; bahubhiH= of a multitude; tayoH shitaiH shara shataiH= of their sharp arrows in hundreds; dishashcha= the quarters; babhuuvuH= became; shara samkulaaH= filled with arrows.
By the fall of a multitude of their sharp arrows in hundreds, the quarters and sub-quarters were filled with arrows.
tamas˜ pihitaÕ sarvam˜sŸdbhŸmataraÕ mahat |
na tad˜nŸi|m vavau v˜yurna jajv˜la ca p˜vaka× || 89-6-36
rudhiraugha mah˜nadya× pr˜vartanta sahasraþa× |
36. sarvam= all; pihitam= was covered; tamasaa= iwth darkness; mahat= a great; pratibhayam= fear; aasiit= approached; sahasvaamshau astamgate= while the sun was settting down; tamasaa samvR^ite= encircling darkness; rudhiraugha mahaa nadyaH= large streams of blood in abundance; praavartanta= poured out.
All the space was covered with darkness, showing up great fear. While the sun was setting down, encircling darkness all over, large streams of blood in plenty poured out.
kravy˜d˜ d˜ruõ˜ v˜gbhiþcikÿipurbhŸmani×svan˜n || 89-6-37
na tad˜nŸm vavau v˜yurna ca jajv˜la p˜vaka× |
37. daaruNaaH= cruel; kranyaadaaH= carnivorous animals; chikShipuH= diffused; bhiimaniHsvanaaH= awful sounds; vaaghbhiH= by their roaring voices; adaaniim= at that time; vaayuh= wind; na vavau= did not blow; paavakaH cha= fire too; na jajvaala= did not blaze up.
Cruel and carnivorous animals diffused awful sounds with their roaring noise. Wind did not blow at that time nor the wind blazed up.
svastyastu lokebhya iti jajalpaþca maharÿaya× || 89-6-38
sampetuþc˜tra sampr˜pt˜ gandharv˜× saha c˜raõai× |
38. te= those; maharShayaH= great sages; jajalpuH= proclaimed; iti= thus; svasti astu= "May it be well; lokebhyaH= for the worlds!; samtaptaaH= the fightened; gandharvaaH= Gandharvas, the celestial muscians; chaaraNaiH saha= along with Charanas the wandering singers; sampetuH= arrived; atra= here.
Those great sages proclaimed, "May it be well for the (three) worlds!" The frightened Gandharvas the celestial musicians along with Charanas, the wandering singers arrived there to see tha battle-field.
atha r˜kÿasasiÕhasya k®ÿõ˜nkanakabh¨ÿaõ˜n || 89-6-39
þaraiþcaturbhi× saumitrirvivy˜dha caturo hay˜n |
39. chaturbhiH sharaiH= by releasing four arrows; saumitriH= Lakshmana; atha= then; vivyaadha= struck; chaturaH= four; kR^iShNaan= black; hayaan= horses; kanakabhuuShaNaan= decked with gold; raakShasasimhasya= belonging to the foremost of demons.
By discharging four arrows, Lakshmana then struck four black gold-adorned horses of Indrajit.
tato'pareõa bhallena s¨tasya vicariÿyata× || 89-6-40
samp¨rõ˜yatamuktena supatreõa suvarcas˜ |
mahendr˜þanikalpena s¨tasya vicariÿyata× || 89-6-41
sa tena b˜õ˜þanin˜ talaþabd˜nun˜din˜ |
l˜ghav˜dr˜ghava× þrŸm˜ñþira× k˜y˜dap˜harat || 89-6-42
40, 41, 42. tataH= thereupon; laaghavaat= from the alacrity of is hand; saH shriimaan raaghavaH= that illustrious Lakshmana; aapareNa nishitena baaNaashaninaa= with another sharp thunderbolt-like arrow; bhallena= named Bhalla; piitena= which was of yellowish colour; sampuurNaayuta muktena= which was fully stretched and released; supatreNa= with beautiful plumes; suvarchasaa= having good splendour; mahendra ashani kalpena= similar to Indra's thunderbolt; talashabdaanunaadinaa= echoing a clapping sound; apaaharat= severed; shiraH= the head; suutasya= of the charioteer; kaayaat= from his trunk; vichariShyataH= even as he was circling round.
Thereupon, with alacrity of his hand, that illustrious Lakshmana, fully stretching and releasing another sharp thunderbolt-like arrow, named Bhalla, which was yellowish in colour, with charming plumes, having a good splendour similar to Indra's thunderbolt and echoing a clapping sound, severed the head of Indrajit's charioteer from his trunk, even as he was circling around.
sa yantari mah˜tej˜ hate mandodarŸsuta× |
svayaÕ s˜rathyamakarotpunaþca dhanursp®þat || 89-6-43
43. yantari hate= (when) the charioteer was killed; mahaatejaaH= the greatly splendoured; manDodarii sutaH= Indrajit; akarot= did; saarathyam= the charioteering; svayam= by himself; punashcha= and also; aspR^ishat= took hold of; dhanuH= the bow.
When the charioteer was killed, the greatly splendoured Indrajit did the charioteering by himself and also took hold of his bow.
tadadbhutamabh¨ttatra s˜marthyaÕ paþyat˜Õ yudhi |
hayeÿu vyagrahastaÕ taÕ vivy˜dha niþitai× þarai× || 89-6-44
dhanuÿyatha punarvyagre hayeÿu mumuce þar˜n |
44. pashyataam= for them who saw; tat= that; saamarthyam= capability; tatra= there; yudhi= in the battle; tat= it; abhuut= became; adbhutam= wonderfu; tam= to him; vyagrahastam= whose hand was involved; hayeShu= in horses; vvyaadha; he struck; tam= him; nishitaiH sharaiH= with sharp arrows; atha= then; punaH= again; vyagre= when he was attending to; dhanuShi= his bow; mumuche= he discharged; sharaan= arrows; hayeShu= on horses.
For them, who saw his capability in that battle, it looked wonderful. When he was driving his horses, Lakshmana struck him with sharp arrows. When he was attending to his bow, he released arrows on horses.
cidreÿu teÿu b˜õaughairvicarantamabhŸtavat || 89-6-45
arday˜m˜sa samare saumitri× þŸgrak®ttama× |
45. saumitriH shiighrakR^ittamaH= Lakshmana, who was swift in his acts; ardayaamaasa= tormented; abhiitavat vicharantam= Indrajit who was ranging fearlessly; samare= in battle; baaNaughaiH= with a multitude of arrows; teShu chhidreShu= on such opportune occasions.
Lakshmana, who was swift in his acts, tormented Indrajit who was ranging the battle-field fearlessly, with a multitude of arrows on such opportune occasions.
nihataÕ s˜rathiÕ d®ÿ÷v˜ samare r˜vaõ˜tmaja× || 89-6-46
prajahau samaroddharÿaÕ viÿaõõa× sa babh¨va ha |
46. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; saarathim= his charioteer; nihatam= killed; samare= in battle; saH raavaNaatmajaH= that Indrajit; babhuuva= became; viShaNNaH= dejected; prajahau= lost; samaroddharShaM= his enthusiasm in undertaking the combat.
Seeing his charioteer killed in battle, Indrajit became dejected and los this entusiasm in undertaking the combat.
viÿaõõavadanaÕ d®ÿ÷v˜ r˜kÿasaÕ hariy¨thap˜× || 89-6-47
tata× paramasaÕh®ÿ÷o lakÿmaõaÕ c˜bhyap¨jayan |
47. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; raakShasam= Indrajit the demon; viShaNNavadanam= with a despondent face; hariyuuthapaaH= the monkey-cheifs; parama samhR^iShTaaH= were very much rejoiced; tataH= and then; abhyapuujayan= acclaimed; lakShmaNam= Lakshmana.
Seeing Indrajit with a despondent face, the monkey-chiefs were very much dejected and then acclaimed Lakshmana.
tata× pram˜thŸ þarabho rabhaso gandham˜dana× || 89-6-48
am®ÿyam˜õ˜þc˜tv˜raþcakrurvegaÕ harŸþvar˜× |
48. tataH= then; chatvaaraH= four; hariishvaraaH= monkey-leaders; pramaathii= called Pramathi; rabhasaH= Rabhasa; sharabhaH= Sharabha; gandhamaadanaH= and Gandhamadana; amR^iShyamaaNaaH= getting impatient; vegam chakruH= acted hastily.
Then, four monkey-leaders named Pramathi, Rabhasa, Sharabha and Gandhamadana, getting impatient, acted hastily.
te c˜sya hayamukhyeÿu t¨rõamutpatya v˜nar˜× || 89-6-49
caturÿu sumah˜vŸry˜ nipeturbhŸmavikram˜× |
49. te chaturShu vaanaraaH= those four monkeys; sumahaaviiryaaH= with a great might; bhiima vikramaaH= and terrible prowess; tuurNam= quickly; utpatya= bounced; nipetuH= and descended;asya hayamukhyeShu= on his excellent horses.
Those four mokeys, having a great might and terrible prowess, quickly bounced and descended on his ecellent horses.
teÿ˜madhiÿ÷hit˜n˜Õ tairv˜narai× parvatopamai× || 89-6-50
mukhebhyo rudhiraÕ vyaktaÕ hay˜n˜Õ samavartata |
50. mukhebhyaH= from the months; teShaam hayaanaam= of those horses; adhiShThitaanaam= which were mounted upon; taiH vaanaraiH= by those mokeys; parvatopamaiH= looking like mountains; raktam rudhiram= red blood; samavartata= started flowing.
Blood started flowing from the mouths of those horses pressed under the weight of those monkeys, as huge as mountains.
te nihatya hay˜Õstasya pramathya ca mah˜ratham || 89-6-51
punarutpatya vegena tasthurlakÿmaõap˜rþvata× |
sa hat˜þv˜davaplutya rath˜nmathitas˜rathe× || 89-6-52
51, 52. te= those; mathitaaH= crushed; hayaaH= horses; bhagnaaH= with their limbs broken; vyasavaH= and moving to and fro; dharaNiim gataaH= fell down dead on the earth; nihatya= after killing; tasya hayaan= his horses; te= those monkeys; pramathya cha= also crushed; mahaaratham= the great chariot; utpatya= and jumping up; punaH= again; vegena= with speed; tasthuH= they stood; lakShmaNa paarshvaH= by the side ofLakshmana.
Those crushed orses, with their limbs broken as also moving to and fro, fell down dead on the ground. After killing his hrses, those monkeys also crushed that great chariot and jumping up again with speed, they stood by the side of Lakshmana.
sa hat˜þv˜davaplutya rath˜nmathitas˜rathi× |
þaravarÿeõa saumitrimabhyadh˜vata r˜vaõi || 89-6-53
53. saH raavaNiH= that indrajit; hatasaarathiH= whose charioteer was killed; hataashvaat= and whose horses were destroyed; avaplutya= leaped down; rathaat= from his chariot; abhyadhaavata= and attacked; saumitrim= Lakshmana; sharavarSheNa= with streams of arrows.
That Indrajit; hatasaarathiH= whose charioteer was killed hataashvaat= and whose horses were destroyed; avaplutya= leaped down; rathaat= from his chariot; abhyadhaavata= and attacked; saumitrim= Lakshmana; sharavarSheNa= with streams of arrows.
tato mahendrapratimaÕhsa lakÿmaõa× |
pad˜tinaÕ taÕ niþitai× þarottamai× |
bh®þaÕ tad˜ b˜õagaõairnyav˜rayat || 89-6-54
54. tataH= then; saH lakShmaNaH= that Lashmana; mahendrapratimaH= like Indra the lord of celestials; tadaa= then; nyavaarayat= restrained; bhR^ishan baaNagaNaiH= with many a number of arrows; tam= that Indrajit; padaatinam= who was coming on foot; nihataiH hayottamaiH= as his excellent horses were killed; sR^ijantam= and who was releasing; nishitaan sharottamaan= exquisite sharp arrows; ajau= in battle.
Then, that Lakshmana like Indra the lord of celestials, restrained those arrows with many a number of his arrows. That Indrajit was coming on foot, as his excellent ohrses had been killed and began to release exquisite sharp arrows in battle.
ity˜rÿe þrŸmadr˜m˜yaõe ˜dik˜vye yuddhak˜õýe ekonanavatitama× sarga×
Thus, this is the 89th chapter in Yuddha Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, the First Epic poem of India.
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