Chapter [Sarga] 99

Introduction

Ravana enters the battle-field and with his mystic missile, frightens several monkeys and destroys them. Rama and Lakshmana come and attack Ravana. Then, Rama and Ravana fight each other with various kinds of arrows. When the missile employed by Ravana is struck down by Rama, all the monkeys shout loudly with a rejoice.


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mhaedrmhapaaER htaE va tu ra]saE,
tiSm< inhte vIre ivpa]e mhable. 6991
Aaivvez mhaNaexae rav[n! tu mham&xe,
sUtn! saedyamas vaKyn! cedmuvac h. 6992

1, 2. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; mahodara mahaapaarshvau= Mahodara and Mahaparshva; raakShasau= the demons; hatau= having been killed; tasmin viire= and that valiant; mahaabale= as also the mighty; viruupaaShe= Virupaksha; nihate= killed; mahaamR^idhe= in that great battle; mahaan krodhaH= a tremendous anger; aavivesha= took possession; raavaNam= of Ravana; aavivesha= took possession; raavaNam= of Ravana; samchodayaamaasa= (He) urged; suutam= on his charioteer; uvaacha ha= and addressed; idam vaakyam= the following words:

Seeing Mahodara and Mahaparshva the demons having been killed, and that valiant and mighty Virupaksha struck down in that great battle, a tremendous anger took possession of Ravana. He urged on his charioteer and addressed to him the following words:

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inhtanammaTyanan! Sy ngrSy c,
>ome;aepne:yaim hTva taE ramlm[aE. 6993

3. apaneShyaamyeva surely, I will remove; duHkham= the sorrow; (caused to me); nihataanaam amaatyaanaam= on account of the ministers who have been killed; ruddhasya nagarasyacha= and the city which has been laid seize to (by the monkeys); hatvaa= killing; tau= those two princes; raama lakShmanau= Rama and Lakshmana.

"Killing those two princes, Rama and Lakshmana, I will remove surely the sorrow caused to me on account of the ministers who have been killed and the city which has been laid siege to (by the monkeys)."

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ramv&]n! r[e hiNm sItapu:p)ldm!,
zaoa ySy suIvae jaMbvaNkmudae nl>. 6994
s idzae dz "ae;e[ rwSyaitrwae mhan!,
nadyNyyaE tU[Rn! ra"vn! ca_yvtRt. 6995

4, 5. raNe= in the battle; hanmi= I will cut down; raama vR^ikSham= the tree in the shape of Rama; siitaapuShpaphalapradam= which is going to yield fruit through its flower in the form of Seetha; yasya prashaakhaaH= whose principal branches are; sugriivaH= Sugreeva; jaambavaan= Jambavan; kumudaH= Kumuda; nalaH= Nala; dvividai shchaiva= Dvivida; maindashcha= Mainda; aN^gadaH= Angada; gandhamaaanaH= Gandhamadana; hanumaamshcha= Hanuma; suSheNashcha= Sushena; sarve hariyuuthapaashcha= and all the chiefs of monkey-warriors.

"In the battle, I will cut down the tree in the shape of Rama, which is going to yield fruit through its flower in the form of Seetha, whose principal branches are Sugreeva, Jambavan, Kumuda, Nala, Dvivida, Mainda, Angada, Gandhamadana, Hanuma, Sushena and all the chiefs of monkey-warriors."

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pUirta ten zBden sndIigirkanna,
scal mhI svaR svrahm&gipa. 6996

6. saH= Ravana; mahaan atirathaH= the mighty and the surpassing chariot-warrior; prayayau= wnet; tuurNam= quickly; naadayan= making a noise; dasha dishaH= in all the ten drections; ghoSheNa= raaghavam abhyadhaavata= rushing towards Rama.

Ravana, the mighty and the surpassing Chariot-Warrior, went quickly, making a noise in all the ten directions, with the sound of the chariot, rushing towards Rama.

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tamsn! sumha"aern! ckara< suda[m!,
indRdah kpINsvaRNSte petu> smNtt>. 6997

7. puuritaa= filled; tena shabdena= with that sound; sarvaa mahii= the entire earth; sanadiigirikaananaa= with its rivers, mountains and forests; trasta simhamR^igadvijaa= having frightened lions, antelopes and birds; samchachaala= was trembled.

Filled with that sound, the entire earth, with its rivers, mountains and forests, trembled, throwing lions, antelopes and birds, into fright.

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taNynIkaNynekain rav[Sy zraemE>,
va -ain ztzae ra"v> pyRviSwt>. 6998

8. chakaara= he employed; sumahaaghoram= very highly terrific; sudaaruNam= and exceedingly frightful; astram= mystic missile; taamasam= called Tamasa; nirdadaaha= which began to consume; sarvaan kapiin= all the monkeys; te= they; prapetuH= fell down; samantataH= on all sides.

He employed very highly terrific and exceedingly frightful mystic missile called Tamasa, which began to consume all the monkeys, who started falling down on all sides.

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%Tppat rjae -UmaE tE-RE s<xaivtE>,
n ih tTsihtu< zekR[a inimRt< Svym!. 6999

9. raja= dust; utpapaata= began to fly up; bhuumau= from the earth; taiH bhagnaiH= while those frustrated monkeys; sampradhaavitaiH= were fleeing away; na shekuH hi= as they could no longer indeed; sahitum= bear; tat= that missile; nirmitam= built; brahmaNaa= by Brahma; svayam= himself.

Dust began to fly up from the earth, while those frustrated monkeys were fleeing away for they could no longer bear that missile built by Brahma himself.

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taNynIkaNynekain rav[Sy zraemE>,
:>qva -ain ztzae ra"v> pyRviSwt>. 69910

10. dR^iShTvaa= seeing; taani= those; shatashaH= hundreds; anekaani= of many; aniikaani= armies; bhagnaani= shattered; sharottamaiH= by excellent arrows; raavaNasya= of Ravana; raaghavah= Rama; paryavasthitaH= stood ready for the battle.

Seeing those hundreds of many of his armies shattered by excellent arrows of Ravana, Rama took his stand, ready for the battle.

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ttae ra]szaRlae ivaVy hirvaihnIm!,
s ddzR ttae ramn! itNtmpraijtm!. 69911
lm[en sh aa iv:[una vasvn! ywa,
AailoNtimvakazmv_y mhnu>. 69912
ppivzala]n! dI"RbamirNdmm!,

11, 12. tataH= then; saH= Ravana; raakShasa shaarduulaH= the foremost among the demons; vidraavya= having driven away; harivaahiniim= the army of monkeys; tataH= thereupon; dadarsha= saw; raamam= Rama; lakShmaNena saha= along with Lakshmana; bhraatraa= his brother; vaasavam yathaa= as Indra the lord of celestials; viShNunaa= (is seen) with Vishnu, the supreme lord unconquerable; padmapatravishaalaakSham= having wide eyes like lotus-petals; diirghabaahum= long arms; (Rama); arimdamam= the annihilator of enemies; tiShThantam= stood; avaShTabhya= holding up his great bow; aalikhantam iva= as though scraping; aakaasham= the sky.

Having driven away the army of monkeys, Ravana the foremost among the demons then saw Rama, the annihilator of his enemies, who was endowed with long arms and eyes as wide as lotus petals standing unconquered with his brother Lakshmana-like Indra the lord of celestials is seen with Vishnu, the supreme lord of preservation-holding up his great bow as though scraping the sky.

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ttae ramae mhateja> saEimisihtae blI. 69913
vanra< r[e -anaptNtn! c rav[m!,
smIy ra"vae ae mXye jah kamuRkm!. 69914

13, 14. tataH= then; balii= the mighty; raamaH= Rama; mahaatejaaH= of great splendour; raaghavaH= who was born in Raghu dynasty; saumitra sahitaH= along with Lakshmana; samiikShya= seeing; bhagnaan= the disappointed; vaanaraan cha= monkeys; raavaNam= and Ravana; aapatantam= whow as advancing quickly towards him; hR^iShTaH= was pleased; jagraaha= and seized; kaarmukam= his bow; madhye= at the middle.

Seeing the disappointed monkeys and Ravana advancing, the mighty Rama who was endowed with a great splendour and accompanied by Lakshmana who were born in Raghu dynasty, then pleasingly seized his bow at the middle.

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ivS)ariytumare-e tt> s xnumm!,
mhaveg< mhanad< ini-RNdiv meidnIm!. 69915

15. tataH= thereupon; saH= Rama; aarebhe= began; visphaarayitum= t stretch; uttamam dhanuH= his excellent bow; mahaavegam= which was endowed with a great force; mahaa naadam= and sonorous; nirbhinnanniva= as though breaking asunder; mediniim= the earth.

Thereupon, Rama began to stretch his excellent bow, which was endowed with great force and sonorous, as though he was breaking the earth asunder.

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rav[Sy c ba[aE"E ramivS)airten c,
zBden ra]saSten petu ztzStda. 69916

16. tadaa= then; tena shabdena= due to that sound; raavaNasya baaNaughaiH= produced by the streams of arrows of Ravana; raama visphaaritena= and due to the stretching activity of Rama's bow; te raakShasaaH= those demons; petuH cha= fell down; shatashaH= in their hundreds.

Then, due to that buzzing sound produced by the streams of Ravana's arrows as also by the twang of Rama's bow, those demons fell down in their hundreds.

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tyae> zrpw< aPy rav[ae rajpuyae>,
s b-Uv ywa ra> smIpe zizsUyRyae>. 69917

17. saH raavaNaH= that Ravana; praapya= coming within; raajaputrayoH sharapatham= the range of the arrow-shots of Rama and Lakshmana; babhau= shone; raahuH yathaa= like Rahu (the demon who is supposed to seize the sun and the moon) samiipe= standing in the vicinity; shashisuuryayau= of the moona and the sun.

That Ravana, coming within the range of arrow-shots of Rama and Lakshmana, resembled Rahu (the demon who is supposed to seize the sun and the moon), standing in the vicinity of the moon and the sun.

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timCDNwmn! yaeς< lm[ae iniztE> zrE>,
mumaec xnurayMy zraniizoaepman!. 69918

18. ichchhan= wishing; yoddhum= to fight; tam= him; nishitaiH sharaiH= with his sharp arrows; prathamam= at the earliest; lakShmaNaH= Lakshmana; aayamya= stretching; dhanuH= his bow; mumocha= released; sharaan= his arrows; agnishikhopamaan= which were like flames of fire.

Wishing to fight him with his sharp arrows at the earliest, Lakshmana stretching his bow, released his arrows which were like flames of fire.

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taNmumaanakaze lm[en xnu:mta,
ba[aNba[EmRhateja rav[> Tyvaryt!. 69919

19. raavaNaH= Ravana; mahaatejaaH= of extraordinary energy; pratyavaarayan= prevented; taan= those; baaNaan= arrows; muktamaatraan= the moment they were released; lakShmaNena= by Lakshmana; baaNaiH= with his arrows; aakaashe= in the sky itself.

Ravana of extra ordinary energy prevented those arrows, the moment they were released by Lakshmana, with his arrows, in the sky itself.

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@kmeken ba[en ii-INdzi-dRz,
lm[Sy icCDed dzRyNpai[la"vm!. 69920

20. darshayan= showing; paaNilaaghavam= the dexterity of his hand; (Ravana) prachichchheda= split; baaNena= the arrows; lakShmaNasya= of Lakshmana; ekam ekena= one with one; tribhiH triin= three with three; dashabhiH dasha= and ten with ten arrows.

Showing the dexterity of his hand, Ravana split the arrows of Lakshmana one with one, three with three and ten with ten arrows.

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A_yitMy saEimin! rav[> simity>,
Aassad ttae ramn! iSwt< zElimvaclm!. 69921

21. abhyati kramya= Over-passing; saumitrim= Lakshmana; raavaNaH= Ravana; samitimjayaH= the victorious in battle; aasasaada= approached; raamam= Rama; sthitam= who stood; raNe= in the battle-field; aparam shailam iva= like another mountain.

Overpassing Lakshmana, Ravana the victorious in battle, approached Rama, who stood like another mountain, in the battle-field.

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s s'Oye rammasa* aexsܭlaecn>,
Vys&jCDrv[aRin rav[ae ra"vaepir. 69922

22. saH raavaNaH= that Ravana; raakShaseshvaraH= the lord of demons; krodha samrakta lochanaH= having red-blood eyes in samaasaadya= approaching; raaghavam= Rama; vyasR^ijat= released; sharavarShaaNi= streams of arrows.

Having approached Rama, Ravana the lord of demons, having his eyes turning red-blood through anger, released streams of arrows upon him.

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zrxaraSttae ramae rav[Sy xnuZCyuta>,
vEvapitta> zI< -aâah sTvrm!. 69923

23. dR^iShTvaiva= just on seeing; shara dhaaraaH= streams of arrows; aapatitaaH= coming forth; dhanushchyutaaH= loosed from the bow; raavaNasya= of Ravana; raamaH= Rama; tataH= thereupon; shiighram= quickly; jagraaha= seized hold; bhallaan= of 'Bhalla* arrows; satvaram= in haste.

Just on seeing streams of arrows coming forth, loosed from Ravana's bow, Rama thereupon quickly seized hold of 'Bhalla'* arrows in haste.

Bhalla - A variety of arrows with a crescent - shaped head.

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tazraE"aNSttae -EStI[EiCDed ra"v>,
dIPymanaNmhavegaNanazIiv;ainv. 69924

24. tataH= then; raaghavaH= Rama; chichheda= tore off; taan sharoughaan= that multitude of arrows; diipyamaanam= which were blazing; mahaaghoraan= and looking very terrific; kruddhaan aashiiviShaaviva= like enraged serpents; tiikShNaiH bhallaiH= with his sharp "Bhalla' arrows.

Then, Rama tore off that multitude of arrows, which were blazing and looking very terrific like enraged serpents, with his sharp Bhalla - arrows.

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ra"vae rav[n! tU[Rn! rav[ae ra"v< twa,
ANyaeNyn! ivivxEStI[E> zrEri-vv;Rtu>. 69925

25. raaraaghavo raavaNam= Rama on Ravana; raavaNam raaghavam tathaa= and Ravana on Rama; tuurNam= quickly; vavarShatuH= showered; anyonyam= each other; tiikShNaiH shara varShaiH= with streams of sharp-pointed arrows; vividhaiH= of various kinds.

Rama on Ravana and Ravana on Rama, quickly showered each other with streams of sharp-pointed arrows of various kinds.

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certu icrn! ic< m{fln! sVydi][m!,
ba[vegaNsmudIy smre:vpraijtaE. 69926

26. samutkShiptau= pushing back; anyonyam= each other; baaNavegaat= with the velocity of their arrows; aparaajitau= and remaining undefeated (the two warriors); chakratuH= described; maN^Dalam= circles; chitram= of different kinds; chiram= for a long time; savya dakShiNam= from left to right.

Pushing back each other with the velocity of their arrows and remaining undefeated, the two warriors described circles of different kinds each moving from left to right, for a long time.

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tyae-URtain ive;uyuRgpTsMyuXytae>,
raEyae> saykmucaeyRmaNtkinkazyae>. 69927

27. bhuutaani= created beings; vitresuH= were frightened; tayoH= even as both the warriors; raudrayoH= who looked terrific; saaakamuehoH= who were releasing arrows; yamaantaka nikaashayoH= and who resembled the god of retribution and the god of death respectively; yugapat= all at once; samprayudhyatoH= were fighting.

Created beings were frightened, even as both the terrific warriors were fighting all at once, releasing their arrows at each other, thus resembling the god of retribution and the god of Death respectively.

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sNttn! ivivxEbaR[EbR-Uv ggnn! tda,
"nEirvatpapaye iv*uNmalasmaklE>. 69928

28. gaganam= the sky; tadaa= then; babhuuva= became; satatam= dense; baaNaiH= with arrows; vividhaiH= of various kinds; iva= (even as it is covered); aatapaapaaye= at the end of the monsoon; ghanaiH= with clouds; vidyunmaalaa samaakulaiH= crowded with crowns of lightning.

The sky at that time became dense with arrows of various kinds, even as it is covered, at the end of the monsoon, with clouds crowded with crowns of lightning.

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gvai]timvakaz< b-Uv zUrv&ii->,
mhavegE> sutI[aEg&RpE> suvaijtE>. 69929

29. aakaasham= the sky; babhuuva gavaakShitamiva= was studded as with eye-holes; sharavR^iShTibhiH= by showers of arrows; suvaajitaiH= of high velocity; sutiikShNaagraiH= which were extremely sharp pointed; gR^idhra patraiH= and adorned with plumes of vultures; mahaavegaiH= (and were loosed) with high speed.

The sky was studded as with eye-holes, by showers of arrows of high velocity, which were extremely sharp-pointed and adorned with plumes of vultures and were loosed with high speed.

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zraNxkarn! taE -Im< ctu> prm< tda,
gteStn! tpne caip mhame"aivvaeiTwtaE. 69930

30. tadaa= then; chakratuH= they made; prathamam= initially; aakaasham= the sky; sharaandhakaaram= even after the sun-set; (they made it dark) utthitau mahaameghaaviva= like two huge clouds risen.

They initially made the sky dark with arrows. Even after the sun-set, they made it dark, like two huge clouds risen in it.

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tyaer-UNmh*umNyaeNyvxka'i][ae>,
Anasa*micNTyn! c v&vasvyaeirv. 69931

31. mahat= a great; yuddham= combat; abhuut= ensued; tayoH= between both of them; anyonya vadha kaaN^kShiNoH= who were willing to kill each other; achintyamcha= (that battle) was unimaginable; anaasaasaadyam= and unapproachable; vR^itravaasavayoriva= like the duel that took place between Vritra the demon and Indra the lord of celestials.

A great combat ensued between both of them, who were willing to kill each other. That battle was unimaginable and unapproachable, like the duel that took place between Vritra the demon and Indra the lord of celestials.

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%-aE ih prme:vasavu-aE zivzardaE,
%-aE caivda< muOyavu-aE yue ivcertu>. 69932

32. ubhau= both the warriors; parameShvaasau= were excellent archers; ubhau= both; yuddha vishaaradau= were skilled in war-fare; ubhau= both; mukhyau= wee eminently; astravidaam= skilled in the use of missiles; ubhau= both; vicheratuH= moved unhindered; yuddhe= in the battle-field.

Both the warriors were excellent archers. Both were skilled in war-fare. Both were eminently skilled in the use of missiles. Both moved unhindered in the battle-field.

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%-aE ih yen jtSten ten zraemRy>,
^mRyae vayuna iva jGmu> sagryaeirv. 69933

33. yena= in whichever course; ubhau vrajatuH= both of them went; tena tena= in that respective direction; sharormayaH= waves of arrows; jagmuH= went; uurmayaH= like waves; saagarayoH= in two oceans; vaayuviddhaaH= whipped by the wind.

In whichever course both of them went, in the same respective direction, streams of arrows went, like waves in two oceans, whipped by the wind.

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tt> sNshStStu rav[ae laekrav[>,
naracmalan! ramSy llaqe Tymut. 69934

34. tataH= then; raavaNaH= Ravana; samsakta hataH= having skilful hands; loka raavaNaH= and a cause for the cry of the world; pratyamuNchata= released; naaraacha maalaam= a row of steel arrows; lalaaTe= on the forehead; ramasya= of Rama.

Ravana, having skilful hands and a cause for the cry of the world, released a row of steel arrows on Rama's forehead.

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raEcapyuan! ta< nIlaeTpldl-am!,
izrsa xaryamae n Vywa< Typ*t. 69935

35. raamaH= Rama; adhaarayat= bore; shirasaa= on his head; taam= that row of steel arrows; raudrachaapa prayuktaam= discharged from the terrific bow; niilotpaladala prabhaam= and having a lustre of black lotus-petals; na abhyapadyata= he did not get; vyathaam= perturbed.

Rama endured on his head, that row of steel arrows, having a lustre of black lotus-petals, discharged from the terrific bow. He did not get perturbed.

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Aw manip jpaEmmudIryn!,
zraN-Uy> smaday ram> aexsmiNvt>. 69936
mumaec c mhatejaapmayMy vIyRvan!,

36. atha= thereupon; viiryavaan= the valiant; raamaH= Rama; mahaatejaaH= of great splendor; kroda samanvitaH= was filled with anger; abhijapan= and while reciting; mantraan= sacred incantations; udiirayan= and discharging raudram astram= a presided over by Rudra; samaadaaya= having seized hold; mumocha= and released; sharaan= arrows; bhuuyaH= again; aayanaya= having stretched; chaapam= his bow.

Thereupon, seizing hold of more arrows, reciting sacred incantations and making use of the missile presided over by Rudra and stretching his bow, the valiant Rama of great splendour was filled with anger and released those arrows.

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te mhame"saze kvce pitta> zra>. 69937
AvXye ra]seNSy n Vywan! jnyNStda,

37. te sharaaH= those arrows; patitaaH= which fell; avadhye kavache= on the unbreakable armour; raakShasendrasya= of Ravana; mahaameghasamkaasha= looking like a great cloud; na janayan= could not generate; vyathaam= any pain; tadaa= at that time.

Fallen on the unbreakable armour of Ravana, which looked like a large cloud, those arrows could not cause any pain to him at that time.

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punrevaw tn! ramae rwSw< ra]saixpm!. 69938
llaqe prmae[ svaRkzlaei-nt!,

38. atha= then; raamaH= Rama; sarvaastra kushalaH= who was skilled in the use of all types of mystic missiles; abhinat= sank; lalaaTe= in the forehead; punareva= yet again; paramaastreNa= by a paramount missile; tam raakShasaadhipam= that Ravana; rathastham= seated in his chariot.

Rama, who was skilled in the use of all types of mystic missiles, forthwith pierced in the forehead, yet again by a paramount missile, that Ravana seated in his chariot.

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te i-va ba[pai[ pzI;aR #vaerga>. 69939
sNtae ivivzu-URimn! rav[itklta>,

39. bhitvaa= having pierced; baaNaruupaaNi= the frames of arrows (of Ravana); te= the arrows of Rama; vivishuH= penetrated; paN^cha shiirShaa shvasantaH uragaaH iva= like five-headed hissing serpents; bhuumim= into the earth; raavaNa pratikuulitaaH= when rebuffed by Ravana.

Having pierced the frames of arrows of Ravana, Rama's arrows penetrated like five-headed hissing serpents into the earth, when rebuffed by Ravana.

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inhTy ra"vSyan! rav[> aexmUiDRt>. 69940
Aasurn! sumha"aermNyd< smadde,

40. nihatya raaghavasya astram= striking down Rama's missile; saH raavaNaH= that Ravana; krodhamuurchhitaH= who was stupefied with anger; chakaara= employed; anyat sumahaaghoram= another exceedingly terrific; aasuram astram= missile presided over by demoniac forces.

Striking down Rama's missile, that Ravana, who was stupefied with anger, employed another exceedingly terrific missile presided over by demoniac forces.

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isNhVyamuoa<aNyaNkkak muoanip. 69941
g&Zyenmuoa<aip s&galvdnaNStwa,
$ham&gmuha<aNyaNVyaidtaSyaN-yavhan!. 69942
paSya{eilhana< ssjR iniztazran!,

41, 42. sasarja= (He) released; nishitaan= sharp; sharaan= arrows; simhavyaaghra mukhaan cha api= having the heads of lions and tigers; kaN^kakaakamukhaanapi= those of buzzards and crows; gR^idhrashyena mukhaamshchaapi= even of vultures and faloons; tathaa= and; shR^igaala vadanaan= those of jackal; iihaamR^igamukhaashchaapi= and wolves; vyaaditaasyaan= arrows with their months wide open; lehaanaamshcha= having the heads of venomous snakes; paaN^chaasyaan= with five heads; bhayaavahaan= bringing fear.

He released sharp arrows, having the heads of lions and tigers, those of buzzards and crows, even of vultures and faloons, as well as those of jackals and wolves, arrows with their mouths wide open, having the heads of venomous snakes with five heads, bringing fear.

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zraNormuoa<aNyaNvrahmuosiNSwtan!. 69943
ankqva< mkrazIiv;annan!,
@ta<aNya< mayai-> ssjR iniztazran!. 69944
ram< it mhateja> > spR #v sn!,

43, 44. shvasan= hissing; sarpaH iva= like a serpent; kruddhaH= provoked to anger; (Ravana); mahaatejaaH= who was endowed with extraordinary energy; maayaavii= and conjuring tricks; sasarja= released; raamam prati= towards Rama; etaan= these; anyaan sharaan= and other arrows; kharamukhaan= having the heads of donkeys; varaahamukha samshritaan= those of boars; shvaana kukkuTa vaktraamshcha= dogs and cocks; makaraashiiviShaananaana= alligators and venomous snakes.

Hissing like a serpent provoked to anger Ravana who was endowed with extraordinary energy and conjuring tricks, released towards Rama these and other arrows, having the heads of donkeys, those of boars, dogs and cocks as also of alligators and venomous snakes.

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Aasure[ smaiv> saee[ r"unNdn>. 69945
ssjaR< mhaeTsah> pavk< pavkaepm>,

45. saH raghupuN^gavaH= that Rama; mahotsaahaH= with a great strength; paavakopamaH= and equal to god of fire; samaaviShTaH= but possessed by; aasureNa astreNa= a missile presided over by demoniac forces; sasarja= released; paavakam astram= a missile presided over by the god of fire.

Possessed by a missile presided over by demoniac forces, that Rama endowed with a great strength and resembling the god of fire, released a missile presided over by the god of fire.

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AidImuoaNba[aNStwa sUyRmuoanip. 69946
cNaxRcNva< xUmketumuoanip,
hn]v[a mhaeLka muosiNSwtan!. 69947
iv*uiaepma<aNyaNssjR iniztazran!,

46. (Rama) sasarja= employed; tatra= there; vividhaan sharaan= various kinds of arrows; agnidiipta mukhaan baaNaan= some with heads bright as fire; suurya mukhaanapi= others with heads shining like the sun; chandraardhachandra vaktraan= the moon, the crescent, dhuumaketu mukhaanapi= a comet; grahanakShatra varNaamshcha= others shining like planets, lunar mansions; maholkaamukhasamsthitaan= and a huge meteor; vidyujjihvopamaan= and some resembling flashes of lightning.

Rama employed there, various kinds of arrows, with heads bright as fire, others with heads shining like the sun, the moon, the crescent, a comet, others shining like planets, lunar mansions and a huge meteor and some arrows resembling flashes of lightning.

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te rav[zra "aera ra"vasmahta>. 69948
ivlyn! jGmurakaze jGmuEv shz>,

48. raaghavaastra samaahataaH= struck by the missile of Rama; te= those; ghoraaH= terrific; raavaNasharaaH= arrows of Ravana; jagmuH= got; vilayam= destroyed; aakaashe= in the sky; jagmuH= and fell; sahasrashaH= in thousands of pieces.

Struck by Rama's missile, the terrific arrows of Ravana got destroyed in the sky and fell down in thousands of pieces.

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td< inhtn! va rame[aikmR[a. 69949
a neStt> sveR kpy> kamip[>,
suIvai-muoa vIra> s<piri]Py ragvm!. 69950

49, 50. hR^iShTaaH dR^iShTvaa= rejoiced to see; tat astram= that missile; nihatam= struck down; raameNa= by Rama; akliShTakarmaNaa= who was unweary in action; sarve viiraaH kapayaH= all the valiant monkeys; kaama ruupiNaH= who were capable of changing their form at will; tataH= then; neduH= raised a clamour; samparikShipya= encompassing; raamam= Rama; sugriivaabhi mukhaaH= facing Sugreeva.

Rejoiced to see that missile struck down by Rama, who was unweary in action, all the valiant monkeys, who were capable of changing their form at will, then encompassing Rama, raised a clamour, facing Sugreeva.

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ttStd< ivinhTy ra"v>,
s tav[bain>s&tm!,
mudaiNvtae dazriwmRhaTma,
ivneEmuRidta> kpIra. 69951

51. vinihatya= striking down; prasahya= with force; tat= that; astram= missile; tadraavaNabaahuniHsR^itam= which came forth from the hands of that Ravana; mahaatmaa= the great souled; daasharathiH= Rama; tataH= then; mudaa anvitaH= was filled with joy; muditaiH= full of joy; vineduH uchchaiH= shouted loudly.

Striking down with force that missile which came forth from Ravana's arms, the great-souled Rama, then was filled with rejoice while the chiefs of monkeys, full f joy, shouted loudly.

 

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Thus, this is the 99th chapter in Yuddha Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, the First Epic poem of India.


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April 2009, K. M. K. Murthy