Seetha asks Hanuma to describe the various characteristics of Rama and Lakshmana. Hanuma describes n detail to Seetha the appearance and qualities of Rama and Lakshmana. Hanuma also gives an account of how a friendship developed between Rama and Lakshmana as well as Sugreeva the Lord of monkeys. Hanuma also narrates his own life-story from the time he was born till his role as a minister of Sugreeva. He ends the story with his sight of Seetha in Lanka.
ताम् तु राम कथाम् श्रुत्वा वैदेही वानर ऋषभात् |
उवाच वचनम् सान्त्वम् इदम् मधुरया गिरा || ५-३५-१
1. shrutvaa = hearing; taam = that; raama kathaam = narration about Rama; vaanara rSabhaat = from Hanuma the excellent of monkeys; vaidehii = Seetha; madhurayaa giraa = in a sweet voice; uvaacha = spoke; idam = these; vachanam = words; saantvam = which were addressed gently.
Hearing that narration about Rama from Hanuma the excellent of monkeys, Seetha in a sweet voice spoke the following gentle words:
क्व ते रामेण संसर्गः कथम् जानासि लक्ष्मणम् |
वानराणाम् नराणाम् च कथम् आसीत् समागमः || ५-३५-२
2. kva = where; samparkaH = was the contact; te = to you; raameNa = with Rama?; katham = how; jaanaasi = do you know; lakSmaNam = Lakshmana?; katham = how; samaagamaH = did the union; vaanaraaNaam naraaNaamcha = between monkeys and men; aasiit = occur?
"Where was your contact with Rama? How do you know Lakshmana? How did the union between monkeys and men arise?"
यानि रामस्य लिन्गानि लक्ष्मणस्य च वानर |
तानि भूयः समाचक्ष्व न माम् शोकः समाविशेत् || ५-३५-३
3. vaanara = O Hanuma!; yaani = which (are) liN^gaani = the characteristics; raamasya = of Rama; lakSmaNasya = and of Lakshmana?; saamaachakSya = tell; taani = them; shokaH = sorrow; na samaavishet = will not take possession; maam = of me; bhuuyaH = again.
"O Hanuma! What are the characteristics of Rama and Lakshmana? Narrate them to me, so that sorrow will not take possession of me again."
कीदृशम् तस्य संस्थानम् रूपम् रामस्य कीदृशम् |
कथम् ऊरू कथम् बाहू लक्ष्मणस्य च शंस मे || ५-३५-४
4. kii dR^isham = of what kind; samsthaanam = was the appearance; tasya raamasya = of that Rama; lakSmaNasya = and of Lakshmana? kiidR^isham = of what kind was; ruupam = the form?; katham = how (were); uuruu = the thighs?; katham = how were; baahuu = the arms? shamse = tell; me = me.
"Of what kind was the appearance of that Rama and of Lakshmana? Of what kind was their form? How were the thighs? How were the arms? Tell me."
एवम् उक्तः तु वैदेह्या हनूमान् मारुत आत्मजः |
ततो रामम् यथा तत्त्वम् आख्यातुम् उपचक्रमे || ५-३५-५
5. evam = thus; uktaH = spoken; vaidehyaa = by Seetha; hanumaan = Hanuma; maarutaatmajaH = the son of wind-god; tataH = then; upachakrame = started; aakhyaatum = to tell; raamam = about Rama; yathaatattvam = according to the actual state.
Hearing the words of Seetha, Hanuma, the son of wind-god, then started to describe Rama according to his actual state (as follows):
जानन्ती बत दिष्ट्या माम् वैदेहि परिपृच्छसि |
भर्तुः कमल पत्र अक्षि सम्ख्यानम् लक्ष्मणस्य च || ५-३५-६
6. vaidehi = O Seetha; kamalapatraakSi = having eyes resembling lotus leaves!; diSTya = by fortune; paripR^ichchhasi = you are asking; samsthaanam = about the appearance; bhartuH = of Rama your husband; lakSmaNasya = and of Lakshmana; jaanantii = eventhough you know about them; bata = Alas; what a pleasure!.
"O Seetha having eyes resembling lotus leaves! By my fortune, you are enquiring about the appearance of Rama your husband and Lakshmana, eventhough you know about them. Alas! what a pleasure!"
यानि रामस्य चिह्नानि लक्ष्मणस्य च यानि वै |
लक्षितानि विशाल अक्षि वदतः शृणु तानि मे || ५-३५-७
7. vishaalaakSi = O Seetha the large-eyed woman!; yaani chihnaani = of which characteristics; raamasya = of Rama; yaani = and of which characteristics; lakSmaNasya cha = of Lakshmana; lakSitaani = were seen; shR^iNu = hear; taani = them; me = from me.
"O the large eyed Seetha! I tell the characteristics of Rama and Lakshmana as I recognized them; hear them from me."
रामः कमल पत्र अक्षः सर्व भूत मनो हरः |
रूप दाक्षिण्य सम्पन्नः प्रसूतो जनक आत्मजे || ५-३५-८
8. jaanakaatmaje = O Seetha the daughter of Janaka!; raamaH = Rama; kamala patraakSaH = has his eyes resembling the petals of a lotus; sarva sattvamanoharaH = he has a handsomeness; attracting the hearts of all living beings; ruupa dakSiNya sampannaH = He is endowed with grace and dexterity; prasuutaH = from the time he was born.
"O Seetha the daughter of Janaka! Rama has his eyes resembling the petals of a lotus. He has a handsomeness, attracting the hearts of all living beings. He is endowed with grace and dexterity, by birth."
तेजसा आदित्य सम्काशः क्षमया पृथिवी समः |
बृहस्पति समो बुद्ध्या यशसा वासव उपमः || ५-३५-९
9. aaditya sankaashaH = he is equal to the sun; tejasaa = in splendour; pR^ithiviisamaH = equal to the earth; kSamayaa = in endurance; bR^ihaspati samaH = equal to Brihaspati; buddhyaa = in intelligence; vaasavopamaH = and equal to Indra; yashasaa = in fame.
"He is equal to the sun in splendour, earth in endurance, Brihaspati in intelligence and Indra in fame."
रक्षिता जीव लोकस्य स्व जनस्य च रक्षिता |
रक्षिता स्वस्य वृत्तस्य धर्मस्य च परम् तपः || ५-३५-१०
10. paramtapaH = Rama; the tormentator of his adversaries; rakSitaa = is a protector; jiivalokasya = of the world of beings; abhirakSitaa = further protecting; svajanasya = his own people; rakSitaa = he is the protector; vR^ittasya = his own behaviour; dharmasyacha = and righteousness.
"Rama the tormentator of his adversaries, is a protector of the world of beings, further protecting his own people. He is the protector of his own behaviour and righteousness.
रामो भामिनि लोकस्य चातुर्वर्ण्यस्य रक्षिता |
मर्यादानाम् च लोकस्य कर्ता कारयिता च सः || ५-३५-११
11. bhaamini = O Seetha!; raamaH = Rama; rakSitaa = is the protector*; chaaturvarNasya = of the four castes; lokasya = of the world; saH = He; kartaa = is the doer; kaarayitaachaiva = and also the agent; maryaadaanaam = for the proprieties of conduct; lokaanaam = of people.
"O Seetha! Rama is the protector of the four castes of the world. He is the doer and also the agent for the people's propriety of conduct."
* Four principal castes described in Manu's code - Brahmanas (priestly class), Kshatriyas (members of military or reigning order); Vaisyas (Traders and agriculturists) and Sudras (class of servitude).
अर्चिष्मान् अर्चितो अत्यर्थम् ब्रह्म चर्य व्रते स्थितः |
साधूनाम् उपकारज्ञः प्रचारज्ञः च कर्मणाम् || ५-३५-१२
12. archiSmaan = (Rama) Rama is a resplendent man; architaH = He is respected; atyartham = exceedingly; sthitaH = He is established; brahmacharya vrate = in a vow of chastity; upakaarajNaH = He knows how to do good; saadhuunaam = to virtuous people; prachaaraJNashcha = He knows the application and advantage; karmaNaam = of actions.
"Rama is a resplendent man. He is respected exceedingly. He is established in a vow of chastity. He knows how to do good to virtuous people. He knows the application and advantage of his actions."
राज विद्या विनीतः च ब्राह्मणानाम् उपासिता |
श्रुतवान् शील सम्पन्नो विनीतः च परम् तपः || ५-३५-१३
13. raaja vidyaa viniitashcha = He is well trained in statesmanship; upaasitaa = He honours; braahmaNaanaam = Brahmins; the priestly class; shrutavaan = He possesses sacred knowledge; shiilasamapannaH = He is endowed with a good conduct; viniitaH = He is a modest-man; paramtapaH = He torments his adversaries.
"He is well trained in statesmanship. He honours brahmins, the priestly class. He possesses sacred knowledge. He is endowed with good conduct. He is a modest man. He torments his adversaries."
यजुः वेद विनीतः च वेदविद्भिः सुपूजितः |
धनुः वेदे च वेदे च वेद अन्गेषु च निष्ठितः || ५-३५-१४
14. yadurveda viniitashcha = He got trained in Yajurveda; the sacrificial Veda; supuujitaH = he is highly honoured; veda vidbhiH = by those well-versed in Vedas; niSThitaH = He is skilled in; dhanurvedecha = Dhanurveda; the science of archery; vedeSu = other Vedas; vedaaNgecha = and the six limbs of Vedangas.
"He got trained in Yajurveda, the sacrificial Veda. He is highly honoured by those well-versed in Vedas. He is skilled in Dhanurveda, the science of archery, other Vedas and the six limbs* of Vedangas."
Six limbs of Vedangas : 1) Siksha, the science of proper articulaton and pronunciation 2) Chandas, the metre 3) Vyakarana, the grammar 4) Nirukta, the explanation of difficult Vedic words 5) Jyotisha, the astronomy or rather the Vedic Calendar. 6) Kalpa, the ceremonial represented by a large number of Sura works.
विपुल अंसो महाबाहुः कम्बु ग्रीवः शुभ आननः |
गूढ जत्रुः सुताम्र अक्षो रामो देवि जनैः श्रुतः || ५-३५-१५
15. devi = O Princess!; raamaH = Rama; vipulaamsaH = is broad-shouldered; mahaabaahuH = long-armed; kambugriivaH = has a shell-like neck; shubhaananaH = has an auspicious countenance; guuDha jatruH = He has hidden collar-bone; suutaamraakSaH = He has beautiful red eyes; shrutaH = he is heard about; janaiH = by people.
"O princess! Rama is a broad shouldered and a long-armed man. He has a shell-like neck. He has a handsome countenance. He has a hidden collar-bone. He has beautiful red eyes. His fame is heard about by people."
दुन्दुभि स्वन निर्घोषः स्निग्ध वर्णः प्रतापवान् |
समः सम विभक्त अन्गो वर्णम् श्यामम् समाश्रितः || ५-३५-१६
16. dundubhisvananirghoSaH = He has a voice like the sound of a kettle-drum; snigdhavarNah = He has a shining skin; prataapavaan = He is full of splendour; samaH = He is square-built; samavibhaktaaN^gaH = His limbs are symmetrically built; samaashritaH = He is endowed with; shyaamam varNam = a dark-brown complexion.
"He has a voice like the sound of a kettle-drum. He has a shining skin. He is full of splendour. He is square-built. His limbs are built symmetrically. He is endowed with a dark-brown complexion."
त्रिस्थिरः त्रिप्रलम्बः च त्रिसमः त्रिषु च उन्नतः |
त्रिवलीवान् त्र्यवनतः चतुः व्यन्गः त्रिशीर्षवान् || ५-३५-१७
17. tristhiraH = He is ever firm in three limbs (viz. the breast; wrist and fist); tripralambashcha = long in three (viz. his locks; testicles and knees); unnataH = elevated; triSu = in three (viz. the breast; rim of the navel and the lower abdomen); tritaamraH = coppery in three (viz. the rims of his eyes; nails; palms and soles); smigdhaH triSucha = soft in three (viz. the lines on his soles; hair and the end of membrum virile); nityashaH = and always; triSu gambhiiraH = deep in three (viz. the voice; gait and the navel).
"He is ever firm in three limbs (viz. the breast, waist and fist), long in three (viz. the breast, waist and fist), long in three (viz. the eyebrows, arms and soles), uniform in three (viz. his locks, testical and knees, elevated in three (viz. his breast, rim of his navel and lower abdomen), coppery in three of the navel and the lower abdomen), coppery in three (viz. the rims of his eyes, nails, palms and soles), soft in three (viz. the lines on his soles, hair and the end of the membrane virile) and always deep in three (viz. the voice, gait and the navel)."
चतुष्कलश्चतुर्लेखश्चतुष्किष्कुश्चतुःसमः || ५-३५-१८
18. trivaliivaan = He has three folds (in the skin of his neck and belly); tryavanataH = He is depressed at three places (viz. the middle of his soles; the lines on his soles and the nipples); chaturvyaN^gaH = undersized at four place (viz. the neck; membrum virile; the back and the shanks); trishiirSavaan = He is endowed with three spirals in the hair of his head; four lines at the root of his thumbs and the four lines on his forehead; chatuSkalaH = He has four marks on his thumb (denoting his proficiency in the four Vedas); chaturlekhaH = He has four lines on his forehead (indicating longevity); c
"He has three folds in the skin of his neck and belly. He is depressed at three places (viz. the middle of his soles, the lines on his soles and the nipples). He is undersized at four places (viz. the neck, membran virile, the back and the shanks). He is endowed with three spirals in the hair of his head. He has four lines at the root of his thumb (denoting his proficiency in the four Vedas). He has four lines on his forehead (indicating longevity). He is four cubits high (96 inches). He has four pairs of limbs (viz. the cheeks, arms, shanks and knees) equally matched."
चतुष् कलः चतुः लेखः चतुष् किष्कुः चतुः समः |
चतुर्दश सम द्वन्द्वः चतुः दष्टः चतुः गतिः || ५-३५-१९
19. chaturdashamadvandvaH = He has fourteen other pairs of limbs (viz. the eye brows; nostrils; eyes; ears; the lips; nipples; elbows; wrists; knees; testicles; loins; hands; feet and thighs) equally matched; chaturdamSTraH = the four large teeth at both the ends of his upper and lower jaws are very sharp; chaturgatiH = He walks in four gaits (resembling the; walks of a lion; a tiger; an elephant and a bull); mahoSTha hanunaasashcha = He is endowed with excellent lips; chin and nose; paN^chasnigdhaH = He has five glossy limbs (viz. the hair; eyes; teeth; skin and soles); aSTa vamshavaan = He has eight long limbs (viz. the arms; fingers and toes; eyes and ears; thighs and shanks).
"He has fourteen other pairs of limbs (viz. the eye brows, nostrils, eyes, ears, lips, nipples, elbows, wrists, knees testicles, lions, hands, feet and thighs) equally matched. The four large teeth at both the ends of his upper and lower jaws are very sharp. He walks in four gaits (resembling the walks of a lion, a tiger, an elephant and a bull). He is endowed with excellent lips, chin and nose. He has five glossy limbs (viz. the hair, eyes, teeth, skin and soles). He has eight long limbs (viz. the arms, fingers and toes, eyes and ears, thighs and shanks).
दश पद्मो दश बृहत् त्रिभिः व्याप्तो द्वि शुक्लवान् |
षड् उन्नतो नव तनुः त्रिभिः व्याप्नोति राघवः || ५-३५-२०
20. raaghavaH = Rama; dashapadmaH = has ten lotus-like limbs (viz. the countenance; the mouth; the eyes; the tongue; lips; palate; breasts; nails; the hands and the feet); dashabR^ihat = He has ten ample limbs (viz. the chest; the head; the forehead; the neck; the arms the heart; the mouth; the feet; the back and the ears); vyaaptaH = He is spread through; tribhiH = by reason of three (viz. splendour; renown and glory); vyaaptaH = He is spread through; tribhiH = by reason of three (viz. splendour; renown and glor); dvishuklavaan = He is doubly pure (on father's and mother's side); SaDunnataH = He is elevated in six limbs (viz the flanks; the abdomen; the breast; the nose; the shoulders and the forehead); navatanuH = He is small; thin; fine or sharp in nine (viz. the hair; the moustaches and the beard; nails; the hair on the body; the skin; the finger joints; the membran virile; acumen adn perception) vyaaproti = He pursus religious merit; world riches and sensuous delight in three periods ( viz the forenoon; midday and afternoon).
"Rama has ten lotus-like limbs (viz. the countenance, the mouth, the eyes, the tongue, lips, palate, breasts, nails, the hands and the feet). He has ten ample limbs (viz. the chest, the head, the forehead, the neck, the arms, the heart, the mouth the feet, the back and the ears). He is spread through by reason of three (viz. splendour, renown and glory). He is doubly pure (on father's and mother's side). He is elevated in six limbs (viz. the flanks, the abdomen, the breast, the nose, the shoulders and the forehead). He is small, thin, fine or sharp in nine (viz. the hair, the moustaches and the beard, nails the hair on the body, the skin, the finger-joints, the membrum virile, acumen and perception). He pursues religious merit, worldly riches and the sensuous delight in three periods (viz. the forenoon, midday and afternoon).
सत्य धर्म परः श्रीमान् सम्ग्रह अनुग्रहे रतः |
देश काल विभागज्ञः सर्व लोक प्रियम् वदः || ५-३५-२१
21. satyadharmaparaH = Rama is engrossed in truth and righteousness; shriimaan = He is a prosperous man; rataH = He is interested in; samgrahaanugrahe = reception and facilitation; desha kaala vibhaagaJNaH = He knows apportioning of place and time; sarvalokapriyamvadaH = He speaks affectionately with all.
"Rama is engrossed in truth and righteousness. He is a prosperous man. He is interested in reception and facilitation. He knows how to apportion place and time. He speaks affectionately with all."
भ्राता च तस्य द्वैमात्रः सौमित्रिः अपराजितः |
अनुरागेन रूपेण गुणैः चैव तथा विधः || ५-३५-२२
22. aparaajitah = the invincible; saumitriH = Lakshmana; tasya = that Rama's vaimaatraH = step-mother's son; bhraataa = and the brother; tathaavidhaH = is like that Rama; anuraageNa = in affection; ruupeNa = in appearance guNaishchaiva = and in qualities.
"The invincible Lakshmana, the son of Rama's step-mother and Rama's brother, is resembling Rama in appearance, affection and in qualities."
तावुभौ नरशार्डूलौ त्वद्दर्शनसमुत्सुकौ |
विचिन्वनौ महीम् कृत्स्नामस्माभिरभिसम्गातौ || ५-३५-२३
23. tau = those; ubhau = two; narashaarduulau = tigers among men; tvaddarshana samutsukau = very anxiously desirous of seeing you; vichinvantau = and searching; kR^itsnaam = all over; mahiim = the earth; abhisamgatau = came in contact; asmaabhiH = with us.
"Rama and Lakshmana, the two tigers among men, very anxiously desirous of seeing you and searching all over the earth, came in contact with us."
त्वाम् एव मार्गमाणो तौ विचरन्तौ वसुम् धराम् |
ददर्शतुः मृग पतिम् पूर्वजेन अवरोपितम् || ५-३५-२४
ऋश्यमूकस्य पृष्ठे तु बहु पादप सम्कुले |
भ्रातुः भार्य आर्तम् आसीनम् सुग्रीवम् प्रिय दर्शनम् || ५-३५-२५
24; 25. tau = those two; Rama and Lakshmana; vicharantau = wandering maargamaaNau = in search of; tvaameva = you only; vasundharaam = on the earth; dadarshatuH = saw; sugriivam = Sugreeva; mR^igapatim = the Lord of monkeys; aasiinam = sitting; R^ishyamuukasya pR^iSThe = on the top of R^ishyamuka mountain; bahupaadapasamkule = filled with several trees; avaropitam = having been dethroned; puurvajena = by his elder brother; bhayaartam = oppressed with fear; bhraatuH = from his brother; priyadarshanam = and who was pleasant to the sight.
"Those two brothers Rama and Lakshmana, wandering only in search of you all over the earth, saw Sugreeva the Lord of monkeys, sitting on the top of Rishyamuka mountain, filled with several trees, having been dethroned by his elder brother, oppressed with fear, but who was pleasant to the sight."
वयम् तु हरि राजम् तम् सुग्रीवम् सत्य सम्गरम् |
परिचर्यामहे राज्यात् पूर्वजेन अवरोपितम् || ५-३५-२६
26. vayamtu = we; for one; paricharyaasnahe = are serving; tam = that; sugriivam = Sugreeva; hariraajam = the Lord of monkeys; satya samgaram = who was true to his promise; avaropitam = and who was dethroned; raajyaat = from the kingdom; puurvajena = by his elder brother.
"We for one are serving that Sugreeva, the Lord of monkeys, who was true to his promise, but was dethroned from the kingdom from his elder brother."
ततः तौ चीर वसनौ धनुः प्रवर पाणिनौ |
ऋश्यमूकस्य शैलस्य रम्यम् देशम् उपागतौ || ५-३५-२७
27. tataH = then; tau = those two brothers; Rama and Lakshmana; chiiravasanau = wearing clothes made of bark; dhanuH pravara paaNinau = arming the best bows; upaagatau = came; ramyam = to the charming; desham = place; R^ishyamuukasya = shailasya of Rishyamuka mountain.
"In the meanwhile, those two brothers Rama and Lakshmana, wearing clothes made of bark and arming the best bows, came to the charming place of Rishyamuka mountain."
स तौ दृष्ट्वा नर व्याघ्रौ धन्विनौ वानर ऋषभः |
अभिप्लुतो गिरेः तस्य शिखरम् भय मोहितः || ५-३५-२८
28. dR^iSTvaa = seeing; saH = those; naravyaaghrau = excellent of men; dhanvinau = coming with bows in hand; saH = that; vaanararSabhaH = Sugreeva the best of monkeys; bhayamohitaH = was deluded with fear; abhiplutaH = and jumped over; shikharam = to the hill-top; tasya = of that; gireH = mountain.
"Seeing Rama and Lakshmana, the excellent of men, coming with bows in hand, that Sugreeva the best of monkeys was deluded with fear and jumped over to the hill-top of that mountain."
ततः स शिखरे तस्मिन् वानर इन्द्रो व्यवस्थितः |
तयोः समीपम् माम् एव प्रेषयामास सत्वरः || ५-३५-२९
29. tataH = thereafter; vyavasthitaH = stationed; tasmin shikhare = on that hill-top; saH = that; vaanarendraH = Sugreeva the lord of monkeys; satvaram = very soon; preSayaamaasa = sent; maaneva = me only; samiipam = to approach; tayoH = those two (brothers)
"Thereafter, stationed on that hill-top, that Sugreeva the lord of monkeys, very soon sent me only, to approach those two brothers."
ताव् अहम् पुरुष व्याघ्रौ सुग्रीव वचनात् प्रभू |
रूप लक्षण सम्पन्नौ कृत अञ्जलिः उपस्थितः || ५-३५-३०
30. sugreeva vachanaat = as per the words of Sugreeva; aham = I; kR^itaaN^jaliH = making salutations; upasthitaH = reached; tau = those two brothers; Rama and Lakshmana; puruSavyaaghrau = the tigers among men; prabhuu = the capable men; ruupalakSaNa sampannau = and endowed with a good form and characteristics.
"On that command of Sugreeva, I reached saluting those two brothers, Rama and Lakshmana the excellent and capable men, endowed with good form and characteristics."
तौ परिज्ञात तत्त्व अर्थौ मया प्रीति समन्वितौ |
पृष्ठम् आरोप्य तम् देशम् प्रापितौ पुरुष ऋषभौ || ५-३५-३१
31. tau = those two brothers; Rama and Lakshmana; puruSarSabhau = the excellent among men; parijJNaata tattvarthau = having known the exact position (about Sugreeva); priitisamanvitau = and fully endowed with kindness; aaropya = wee made to ascend; mama pR^iSTham = my back; praapitau = and caused to arrive at; tam desham = that place (where Sugreeva and others were present).
"Those two brothers, Rama and Lakshmana, the excellent among men, were fully endowed with kindness, after knowing the exact position about Sugreeva. Then, I made Rama and Lakshmana to ascend on my back and took them to Sugreeva's place."
निवेदितौ च तत्त्वेन सुग्रीवाय महात्मने |
तयोः अन्योन्य सम्भाषात् भृशम् प्रीतिः अजायत || ५-३५-३२
32. sugriivaaya = for Sugreeva; mahaatmana = the high-souled; niveditau = was made known (by me); tattvena = the true state (about Rama and Lakshman); anyonya samlaapaat = by the mutual converstaion; bhR^isham = a great; prritiH = friendship; ajaayata = was developed.
"I informed the high-souled Sugreeva about the true position of Rama and Lakshmana. After a mutual conversation between those two brothers and Sugreeva, a great friendship developed among them."
ततस्तौ प्रीतिसंपन्नौ हरि ईश्वर नर ईश्वरौ |
परस्पर कृत आश्वासौ कथया पूर्व वृत्तया || ५-३५-३३
33. tataH = thereafter; tau = those two; hariishvaranareshvarau = Sugreeva the lord of monkeys and Rama; the excellent among men; priitisampannau = endowed with friendship; kathayaa = by the narration; puurva vR^ittayaa = of the earlier occurrances; parasparakR^itaashvaasau = developed mutual confidence.
"Thus endowed with friendship, Sugreeva the lord of monkeys and Rama the best of men, by talking together of their earlier occurrences, developed mutual confidence."
तम् ततः सान्त्वयामास सुग्रीवम् लक्ष्मण आग्रजः |
स्त्री हेतोः वालिना भ्रात्रा निरस्तम् उरु तेजसा || ५-३५-३४
34. tataH = thereafter; saH = that; lakSmaNaagrajaH = Rama; the elder brother of Lakshmana; vaalinaa = through Vali; urutejasaa = of great splendour; bhraatraa = the brother of Sugreeva; saantvayaamaasa = consoled; sugriivam = Sugreeva; nirastam = who was expelled (from the kingdom by Vali); strii hetaH = for the sake of Ruma; a woman.
"Thereafter, that Rama the elder brother of Lakshmana, through the extremely effulgent Vali the brother of Sugreeva, consoled Sugreeva who was earlier expelled from the kingdom; (by Vali), for the sake of Ruma a woman."
ततः त्वन् नाशजम् शोकम् रामस्य अक्लिष्ट कर्मणः |
लक्ष्मणो वानर इन्द्राय सुग्रीवाय न्यवेदयत् || ५-३५-३५
35. tataH = then; lakSmaNaH = Lakshmana; nyavedayat = informed; sugriivaaya = Sugreeva; vaanarendraaya = the king of monkeys; shokam = about the sorrow; ramasya = of Rama; akliSTakarmaNaH = who is unwearied in action; tvannaashajam = generated out of your disappearance.
"Then, Lakshmana informed Sugreeva the king of monkeys about the sadness of Rama, (who is unwearied in action), born out of your disappearance."
स श्रुत्वा वानर इन्द्रः तु लक्ष्मणेन ईरितम् वचः |
तदा आसीन् निष्प्रभो अत्यर्थम् ग्रह ग्रस्त इव अंशुमान् || ५-३५-३६
36. shrutvaa = having heard; vahaH = the words; iiritam = spoken; lakSmaNena = by Lakshmana; saH = that; vaanarendrastu = Sugreeva on his part; tadaa = then; aasiit = became; niSprabhaH = dim-witted; atyartham = very much; amshumaaniva = like the sun; grahagrastaH = overpowered by Rahu; the inauspicious planet.
"Hearing the words of Lakshmana, Sugreeva then became highly dim-witted, as the sun becomes dim when overpowered by an eclipse."
ततः त्वत् गात्र शोभीनि रक्षसा ह्रियमाणया |
यानि आभरण जालानि पातितानि मही तले || ५-३५-३७
तानि सर्वाणि रामाय आनीय हरि यूथपाः |
सम्हृष्टा दर्शयाम् आसुः गतिम् तु न विदुः तव || ५-३५-३८
37; 38. tataH = thereafter; yaani = which; aabharaNajaalaani = multitude of ornaments; tvadgaatrashobhini = adorning on your body; hriyamaaNayaa = and which were being snatched away; rakSasaa = by Ravana; paatitaani = and which were dropped; mahiitale = on tot he earth; taani sarvaaNI = all those ornaments; aaniiya = were brought; hariyuuthapaaH = by monkeys-leaders; samhR^iSTaaH = joyfully; darshamaanuH = shown; raamaaya = to Rama; na viduH = (But) they did not know; tava = your; gatimtu = path (of further movement).
"Thereafter, all those multitude of ornaments which adorned your body, which were being tried to be be snatched away by Ravana and which were dropped on to the earth, were brought by monkey-leaders joyfully and shown to Rama. But the monkey-leaders did not know the further course of your movement."
तानि रामाय दत्तानि मया एव उपहृतानि च |
स्वनवन्ति अवकीर्णन्ति तस्मिन् विहत चेतसि || ५-३५-३९
39. taani = those ornaments; upahR^itaani = were brought near; raamaaya = to Rama; dathaani = and were given (to him); mayaiva = just by me; tasmin vigata chetasi = while he (Rama) was losing consciousness; svanavanti = the resounding ornaments; avakiirNaani = were scattered.
"I indeed brought those ornaments near to Rama and gave them to him. Then, soon after receiving them, Rama lost his consciousness and the resounding ornaments were scattered all over."
तानि अन्के दर्शनीयानि कृत्वा बहु विधम् ततः |
तेन देव प्रकाशेन देवेन परिदेवितम् || ५-३५-४०
40. taani darshaaniiyaani = those beautiful ornaments; tava = of yours; kR^itvaa = were kept; aN^ke = in the flank; tena devena = by that Lord Rama; devaprakaashena = looking like god; paridevitam = lamented; bahuvidham = in many ways.
"That Lord Rama looking like god, kept those beautiful ornaments of yours in his flank and lamented in many ways."
पश्यतः तस्या रुदतः ताम्यतः च पुनः पुनः |
प्रादीपयन् दाशरथेः तानि शोक हुत अशनम् || ५-३५-४१
41. taani = those ornaments; praadiipayan = ignited; shoka hutaashanam = fire of grief; daasharatheH = of Rama; pashyataH = who was seeing; taani = them; rudataH = lamenting; taamyatashcha = and getting suffocated; punaH punaH = again and again.
"While seeing those ornaments, Rama was lamenting and getting suffocated again and again. Thus, those ornaments ignited the fire of Rama's grief."
शयितम् च चिरम् तेन दुह्ख आर्तेन महात्मना |
मया अपि विविधैः वाक्यैः कृच्छ्रात् उत्थापितः पुनः || ५-३५-४२
42. tena mahaatmanaa = by that mighty man; duHkhaartena = who was grief stricken; shayitamcha = and lying on the floor; chiram = for a long time; punaH utthaapitaH = was again made to get up; mayaapi = by me; kR^ichchhraat = with difficulty; vividhaiH vaakyaiH = by telling several words.
"That grief-stricken mighty man was thus lying on the floor for a long time. Then, with great difficulty, I made him to get up by telling several consoling words."
तानि दृष्ट्वा महाअर्हाणि दर्शयित्वा मुहुः मुहुः |
राघवः सह सौमित्रिः सुग्रीवे स न्यवेदयत् || ५-३५-४३
43. saH raaghavaH = that Rama; mahaabaahuH = the long armed; saha saumitriH = along with Lakshmana; dR^iSTvaa = having seen; darshayitvaa = examined; taani = those ornaments; muhuH muhuH = angain and again; nyavedayat = and gave; sugriiva = to Sugreeva.
"That long-armed Rama, along with Lakshmana, after seeing those ornaments, examined them, again and again. He later gave them to Sugreeva."
स तव अदर्शनात् आर्ये राघवः परितप्यते |
महता ज्वलता नित्यम् अग्निना इव अग्नि पर्वतः || ५-३५-४४
44. aarye = O; the kind mistress!; tava adarshanaat = as you were being unseen; saH raaghavaH = that Rama; paritapyate = was tormented; nityam = forever; jvalataa mahataa agninaa = with a great flaming fire (of grief); agniparvataH iva = like a volcano.
"O the kind mistress! As you were being unseen, Rama was tormented forever with a great flaming fire of grief, like a volcano."
त्वत् कृते तम् अनिद्रा च शोकः चिन्ता च राघवम् |
तापयन्ति महात्मानम् अग्नि अगारम् इव अग्नयः || ५-३५-४५
45. tvatkR^ite = for your sake; tam raaghavam mahaatmanam = to that great souled Rama; anidraacha = insomnia; shokaH = grief; chintaacha = and worry; taapayanti = were tormenting; agnayah iva = like flames; agnyagaaram = to a burning house.
"For your sake, insomnia, grief and worry were tormenting that great souled Rama, as flames torment a burning house."
तव अदर्शन शोकेन राघवः प्रविचाल्यते |
महता भूमि कम्पेन महान् इव शिला उच्चयः || ५-३५-४६
46. tava adarshana shokena = by the grief; caused by your invisibility; raaghavaH = Rama; pravichaalyate = was trembled; mahataa bhuumikampena = as a great earth quake; (trembles); mahaan shilochchayaH iva = a high mountain.
"By the grief caused by your not being seen, Rama is trembled with grief, as a high mountain is trembled by a great earthquake."
कानानानि सुरम्याणि नदी प्रस्रवणानि च |
चरन् न रतिम् आप्नोति त्वम् अपश्यन् नृप आत्मजे || ५-३५-४७
47. nR^ipaatmaje = O princess!; apashyan = not seeing; tvaam = you; (Rama); na aapnoti = is not obtaining; ratim = delight; charan = while moving in suramyaaNi kaananaani = very beautiful forests; nadiiH = rivers; prasravaNaani cha = and water-falls.
"O princess! In not seeing you, Rama is not obtaining delight, even while moving in quite charming forests, encompassing rivers and water-falls."
स त्वाम् मनुज शार्दूलः क्षिप्रम् प्राप्स्यति राघवः |
समित्र बान्धवम् हत्वा रावणम् जनक आत्मजे || ५-३५-४८
48. janakaatmaje = O Seetha the daughter of Janaka!; saH raaghavaH = that Rama; manujashaarduulaH = the excellent of men; praapsyasi = will receive; tvaam = you; kSipram = soon; hatvaa = killing; raavaNam = Ravana; samitra baandhavam = along with his friends and relatives.
"O Seetha the daughter of Janaka! That Rama the excellent of men will receive you, soon after, killing Ravana along with Ravana's friends and relatives."
सहितौ राम सुग्रीवाव् उभाव् अकुरुताम् तदा |
समयम् वालिनम् हन्तुम् तव च अन्वेषणम् तथा || ५-३५-४९
49. tadaa = then; ubhau = both; raama sugriivau = Rama and Sugreeva; sahitau = were together; akurutaam = and made; samayam = an agreement; hantum = (That Rama) to kill; vaalinam = Vali; tathaa = (and Sugreeva); anveSaNam = to arrange for a search; tava = of you.
"That day when Rama and Sugreeva were together, both of them made an agreement that Rama would annihilate Vali and Sugreeva would arrange for a search of you."
ततस्ताभ्याम् कुमाराभ्याम् वीराभ्याम् स हरीश्वरः |
किष्किन्धाम् समूपागम्य वाली युद्धे निपातितः || ५-३५-५०
50. tataH = thereafter; taabhyaam = those; viiraabhyaam = valiant; kumaaraabhyaam = princes; samupaayamya = having reached; kiSkindhaam = Kishkindha; saH = that; vaalii = Vali; hariishvaraH = the king of monkeys; nipaanitaH = was tumbled down; yuddhe = in a combat.
"Thereafter, Rama and Lakshmana the two valiant princes reached Kishkindha. Rama killed Vali the king of monkeys there in a combat."
ततो निहत्य तरसा रामो वालिनम् आहवे |
सर्व ऋष्क हरि सम्घानाम् सुग्रीवम् अकरोत् पतिम् || ५-३५-५१
51. tataH = after; nihatya = killing; vaalinam = Vali; achave = in combat; tarasaa = by his strength; raamaH = Rama; akarot = made; sugriivam = Sugreeva; patim = the king; sarvaR^ikSa hari samghaanaam = for the entire multitude of bears and monkeys.
"After killing Vali in combat by means of his strength, Rama made Sugreeva the king for the entire multitude of bears and monkeys."
राम सुग्रीवयोः ऐक्यम् देवि एवम् समजायत |
हनूमन्तम् च माम् विद्धि तयोः दूतम् इह आगतम् || ५-३५-५२
52. devi = O princess!; aikyam = A friendship; samajaayata = was held well; evam = in such a manner; raama sugreevayoH = between Rama and Sugreeva; vidhi = know; maam = me; hanumantam = as Hanuma; aagatam = who came; iha = here; duutam = as a messenger; tayoH = for both of them.
"O princess! A friendship was held well in such a manner between Rama and Sugreeva. Know me as Hanuma, who came here as a messenger on behalf of both of them."
स्व राज्यम् प्राप्य सुग्रीवः समनीय महाहरीन् |
त्वत् अर्थम् प्रेषयामास दिशो दश महाबलान् || ५-३५-५३
53. praapya = having got; svaraajyam = his own kingdom; sugriivaH = Sugreeva; samaaniiya = summoned for; mahaabalaan = mighty; hariishvaraan = and capable monkeys; preSayaamaasa = and sent (them); dasha = to ten; dishaH = directions; tvadartham = for your sake.
"Having got his own kingdom, Sugreeva summoned for mighty as well as capable monkeys and sent them to ten different directions in search of you."
आदिष्टा वानर इन्द्रेण सुग्रीवेण महाओजसः |
अद्रि राज प्रतीकाशाः सर्वतः प्रस्थिता महीम् || ५-३५-५४
54. aadiSTaaH = as commanded; sugriiveNa = by Sugreeva; mahaujasaa = of great splendour; vaanarendreNa = and the king of monkeys; adriraaja pratiikaaSaH = those monkeys resembling the king of mountains; prasthitaaH = started out; mahiim = on earth; sarvataH = in all directions.
"As commanded by Sugreeva of a great splendour and the king of monkeys, those monkeys resembling Himalayan mountains, started out on all directions of the earth."
ततस्ते मार्गमाणा वै सुग्रीववचनातुराः |
चरन्ति वसुधाम् कृत्स्नाम् वयमन्ये च वानराः || ५-३५-५५
55. tataH = then; vayam = we; te = as such; anye vaanaraaH cha = and other monkeys; sugriiva vachanaaturaaH = who are eager to fulfill the command of Sugreeva; maargamaaNaH = are in search of you; charanto = and wandering kR^itsnaam = the entire; vasudhaam = earth.
"Then, we along with other monkeys too who are eager to fulfill the command of Sugreeva, are wandering the entire earth in search of you."
अन्गदो नाम लक्ष्मीवान् वालि सूनुः महाबलः |
प्रस्थितः कपि शार्दूलः त्रिभाग बल सम्वृतः || ५-३५-५६
56. harishaarduulaH = an excellent monkey; aN^gadonaama = named Angada; lakSmiivaan = possessed of fortune; vaalisuunuH = son of Vali; mahaabalaH = are mostly powerful monkey; prasthitaH = set out; tribhaagasam vR^itaH = taking one third of army (along with him).
"An excellent monkey named Angada, possessed of fortune, son of Vali and having great strength, taking one third of army along with him, set out in search of you."
तेषाम् नो विप्रनष्टानाम् विन्ध्ये पर्वत सत्तमे |
भृशम् शोक परीतनाम् अहो रात्र गणा गताः || ५-३५-५७
57. ahoraatragaNaaH = a number of days and night; gataaH = passed; teSaa = filled as we were with grief; vipraNaSTaanaam = having got lost our way intensely; vindhye parvata sattame = in a mountain range called Vindhya.
"A number of days and nights passed, filled as we were with grief, having got lost our way intensely in a mountain-range called Vindhya."
ते वयम् कार्य नैराश्यात् कालस्य अतिक्रमेण च |
भयाच् च कपि राजस्य प्राणान् त्यक्तुम् व्यवस्थिताः || ५-३५-५८
58. te vayam vyavasthitaaH = we were as such determined; tyaktum = to forsake; praaNaan = our lives; kaarya nairaashyaat = because of despair in our non-fulfillment of work; kaalasya atikrameNacha = in our over-tapping the time-limit (given by Sugreeva); bhayaachcha = and in fear; kapiraajasya = of Sugreeva the king of monkeys.
"We were determined to forsake our lives because of despair in our non-fulfillment of work, in our overstepping of time-limit given by Sugreeva and in fear of the King Sugreeva."
विचित्य वन दुर्गाणि गिरि प्रस्रवणानि च |
अनासाद्य पदम् देव्याः प्राणान् त्यक्तुम् व्यवस्थिताः || ५-३५-५९
59. vichintya = having searched; vanadurgaaNo = in places difficult of access in forests; giriprasravaNaani = at mountains and at cascades; anaasaadya = and unobtainable; padam = any trace; devyaaH = of you the princess; samudyataaH = we were ready; tyaktum = to give up; praaNaan = the lives.
"Having searched in places difficult of access in forests, at mountains and at cascades and not obtaining any indication of you the princess, we were ready to give up our lives."
दृष्ट्वा प्रायोपविष्टांश्च सर्वान्वानरपुङ्गवान् |
भृशम् शोक अर्णवे मग्नः पर्यदेवयत् अन्गदः || ५-३५-६०
तव नाशम् च वैदेहि वालिनः च तथा वधम् |
प्राय उपवेशम् अस्माकम् मरणम् च जटायुषः || ५-३५-६१
60; 61. vaidehi = O Seetha!; dR^iSTvaa = seeing; sarvaan = all; vaanarapuNgavaan = the excellent monkeys; praayopaviSTaan = sitting down and calmly awaiting the approach of death; aN^gadaH = Angada; bhR^isham = was very much; magnaH = immersed; shokaarNave = in the sea of sorrow; paryadevayat = and lamented; tava naashamcha = about your loss; tathaa = and; vadhamcha = the killing of; vaalinaH = of Vali; maraNamcha = the death; jaTaayuSaH = of Jatayu; asmaakam = and our; praayopavesham = calmly awaiting for the death in simply sitting down.
"O Seetha! Seeing all the excellent monkeys sitting down and calmly awaiting for the approach of death, Angada was very much immerssed in the ocean of sorrow and lamented about your loss, the killing of Vali, the death of Jatayu and our practice of calmly awaiting for the approach of death in simply sitting down."
तेषाम् नः स्वामि संदेशान् निराशानाम् मुमूर्षताम् |
कार्य हेतोः इव आयातः शकुनिः वीर्यवान् महान् || ५-३५-६२
62. teSaam naH = for us as such; niraashaanaam = who lost our hopes on our lives; mumuurSataam = and willing to give up our lives; svaani samdeshaat = as per the command of Sugreeva; kaarya hetoriva = (as thought) for the sake of our need alone; mahaan = a great; viiryavaan = valiant; shakuniH = bird; aayaataH = came (there).
"For us who lost all our hopes on our lives and willing to give up our lives as per the command of Sugreeva, as though for the sake of our need alone, a great valiant bird came there."
गृध्र राजस्य सोदर्यः सम्पातिः नाम गृध्र राट् |
श्रुत्वा भ्रातृ वधम् कोपात् इदम् वचनम् अब्रवीत् || ५-३५-६३
63. shrutvaa = hearing; bhraatruvadham = about the killing of his brother; gR^idhra raajasya sodaryaH = thebrother of Jatayu; the king of vultures; sampaatirnaamaH = named Sampati; gR^idhra raaT = (himself) a king of vultures; abriviit = spoke; idam vachanam = the following words; kopaat = in anger.
"Hearing about the killing of his brother, the vulture-king Sampati the brother of slain Jatayu the King of vultures spoke (the following) words in anger:
यवीयान् केन मे भ्राता हतः क्व च विनाशितः |
एतत् आख्यातुम् इच्छामि भवद्भिः वानर उत्तमाः || ५-३५-६४
64. vaanarottamaaH = O; the best of monkeys!; kena = by whom; me = my; yaviiyaan = younger; bhraataa = brother; hataH = was killed?; kva = where; nipaatitaH = was he made to fall?; ichchhami = I desire; etat = this; aakhyaatum = to be told; bhavadbhiH = by you.
"O the best of monkeys! Tell me who, where and how my younger brother Jabali was killed and made to fall."
अन्गदो अकथयत् तस्य जन स्थाने महत् वधम् |
रक्षसा भीम रूपेण त्वाम् उद्दिश्य यथा तथम् || ५-३५-६५
65. aN^gadaH = Angada; akathayat = told; tasya = that Sampati; yathaa tatham = a detailed account of events; mahadvadham = about the events; killing of that great bird; janasthaane = at Janasthana; bhiimaruupeNa rakSasaa = by a demon of terrific form; uddishya = for the sake of; tvaam = you.
"Then, Angada told Sampati a detailed account of events which led tot he killing of that great bird at Janasthana, by a demon of terrific form, for your sake."
जटायोः तु वधम् श्रुत्वा दुह्हितः सो अरुण आत्मजः |
त्वाम् आह स वर आरोहे वसन्तीम् रावण आलये || ५-३५-६६
66. varaarohe = O Seetha with an excellent waist!; shrutvaa = hearing; vadham = about the slaughter; jaTaayuSaH = of Jatayu; saH = that; aruNaatmajaH = Sampati the son of Aruna; duH khotaH = was pained; shashamsa = and said; tvaam = you; vasantiim = were staying; raavaNaalaye = in Ravana's house.
"O Seetha with an excellent waist! Hearing about the slaughter of Jatayu, that Sampati the son of Aruna was very much pained and said that you were staying in Ravana's house."
तस्य तत् वचनम् श्रुत्वा सम्पातेः प्रीति वर्धनम् |
अन्गद प्रमुखाः सर्वे ततः सम्प्रस्थिता वयम् || ५-३५-६७
67. shrutvaa = hearing; tat = those; priitivardhanam = a delight-increasing; vachanam = words; tasya sampaate = of that Sampaate = of that Sampati; vayam = we; aN^gada pramukhaaH = with our Chief Angada; prasthitaaH = started; tataH = from there; tuurNam = soon.
"Hearing those delightful words of Sampati, we with our Chief Angada started soon from there."
विन्ध्यादुत्थाय सम्प्राप्ताः सागरस्यान्तमुत्तरम् |
त्वत् दर्शन कृत उत्साहा हृष्टाः तुष्टाः प्लवम्गमाः || ५-३५-६८
68. plavaNgamaaH = the monkeys; hR^iSTaaH = were very much delighted; tuSTaaH = and satisfied; tvaddarshana kR^itotsaaho = and exercising their strength to see you; utthaaya = having risen; vindhyaat = from Vindhya mountain; sampraaptaaH = reached; uttaram antam = the northern shore; saagarasya = of the ocean.
"The monkeys were very much delighted and satisfied. They were making up their energy to see you, rose up from Vindhya mountain and reached the northern shore of the ocean."
अङ्गदप्रमुखाः सर्वे वेलोपान्तमुपस्थिताः |
चिन्ताम् जग्मुः पुनर्भीतास्त्वद्दर्शनसमुत्सुकाः || ५-३५-६९
69. sarve = all; aN^gada pramukhaaH = the monkeys with their Chief Angada; tvaddarshanamutsakaaH = in their anxiety to see you; upasthitaaH = reached; velopaantaam = the shore-area of the ocean; bhiitaaH = being frightened; punaH = again; jagmuH = got; chintaam = the worry.
"All the monkeys with their Chief Angada, in their anxiety to see you, reached the ocean. They were frightened after seeing the ocean there and they were again worried."
अथ अहम् हरि सैन्यस्य सागरम् दृश्य सीदतः |
व्यवधूय भयम् तीव्रम् योजनानाम् शतम् प्लुतः || ५-३५-७०
70. atha = thereafter; prakSya = seeing; saagaram = the ocean; aham = I; vyavadhuuya = removed; tiivram = the serious; bhayan = fear; harisainyasya = of the army of monkeys; siidataH = who were worrying; plutaH = and crossed; shatam = hundred; yojanaanaam = Yojanas.
"Thereafter, seeing the ocean, I removed the serious fears of the army of monkeys who were worrying and crossed hundred Yojanas across the sea."
लन्का च अपि मया रात्रौ प्रविष्टा राक्षस आकुला |
रावणः च मया दृष्टः त्वम् च शोक निपीडिता || ५-३५-७१
71. laN^kaachaapi = even Lanka; raakSasaakulaa = filled with demons; praviSTaa = was entered; mayaa = by me; raatrau = in the night; raavaNashcha = Ravana too; dR^iSTaH = was seen; mayaa = by me; tvamcha = You too; shoka pariplutaa = filled with grief (were seen by me).
"Entering even Lanka, filled with demons in the night, I saw Ravana and you too who were immersed in grief."
एतत् ते सर्वम् आख्यातम् यथा वृत्तम् अनिन्दिते |
अभिभाषस्व माम् देवि दूतो दाशरथेः अहम् || ५-३५-७२
72. devi = O princess; anindite = the faultless!; sarvam = all; etat = this; aakhyaatam = was told; te = to you; yathaavR^ittam = as actually occurred; abhibhaaSasva = talk; maam = to me; aham = I; duutaH = am the messenger; daasharatha = of Rama.
"O the faultless princess! I told you all this as actually occurred. I am the messenger of Rama. Talk to me."
त्वम् माम् राम कृत उद्योगम् त्वन् निमित्तम् इह आगतम् |
सुग्रीव सचिवम् देवि बुध्यस्व पवन आत्मजम् || ५-३५-७३
73. devi = O princess!; buddhasva = know; tam maam = me as such; raama kR^itodyogam = having made an effort on Rama's behalf; aagatam = who came; iha = here; tvannimittam = for your sake; sugreeva sachivam = Sugreeva's minister; pavanaatmajam = and son of wind-god.
"O princess! I made an effort on Rama's behalf and came here for your sake. I am Sugreeva's minister. I am the son of wind-god. Know me, as such."
कुशली तव काकुत्स्थः सर्व शस्त्रभृताम् वरः |
गुरोः आराधने युक्तो लक्ष्मणः च सुलक्षणः || ५-३५-७४
74. tava = your; kaakutthsaH = Rama; varaH = excellent; sarvashastrabhR^itaam = among all the wielders of bow; kushalii = is safe; lakSmaNashcha = Lakshmana too; yuktaH = who is engaged in; guroH aaraadhane = the service of his elder brother; sulakSaNaH = and having good characteristics; (is also safe).
"You Rama, the excellent man among all the wielders of bow, is safe. Lakshmana, who is engaged in the service of his elder brother and possessing good characteristics, is also safe."
तस्य वीर्यवतो देवि भर्तुः तव हिते रतः |
अहम् एकः तु सम्प्राप्तः सुग्रीव वचनात् इह || ५-३५-७५
75. devi = O princess! aham = I; rataH = who am interested; hite = in the welfare; tasya = of Rama; tava = your; bhartuH = husband; viiryavataH = who is valiant; praaptaH = came; iha = here; ekaH = alone; sugreeva vachanaat = on the command of Sugreeva.
"O princess! I, who am interested in the welfare of the valiant Rama, your husband, came here alone on the command of Sugreeva."
मया इयम् असहायेन चरता काम रूपिणा |
दक्षिणा दिग् अनुक्रान्ता त्वन् मार्ग विचय एषिणा || ५-३५-७६
76. mayaa = by me; kaama ruupiNaa = who can change my form at will; tvanmaarga vichayaiSiNaa = desirous of finding out your access; asahaayena = without any helper; charataa = wandering alone; iyam = this; dakSiNa dik = southern direction; anukraantaa = is obtained.
"I, who can change my form at will, desirous of finding out your access, wandering alone without any helper, came to this southern direction."
दिष्ट्या अहम् हरि सैन्यानाम् त्वन् नाशम् अनुशोचताम् |
अपनेष्यामि सम्तापम् तव अभिगम शंसनात् || ५-३५-७७
77. aham apaneSyaamni = I shall remove; samtaapam = the anguish; harisainyaanaam = of the army of monkeys; anushochataam = who are lamenting tvannaasham = because of your loss; tava abhigamashamsanaat = by informing about my approaching you; diSTyaa = by a good fortune!.
"I shall remove the anguish of the army of monkeys who are lamenting because of your disappearance by informing them about my coming close to you because of my good fortune!"
दिष्ट्या हि न मम व्यर्थम् देवि सागर लन्घनम् |
प्राप्स्यामि अहम् इदम् दिष्ट्या त्वत् दर्शन कृतम् यशः || ५-३५-७८
78. devi = O princess; diSTyaa = by good luck; mama = my; saagare laN^ghanam = crossing of ocean; na vyartham = has not gone in vain; aham = I; praapsyaami = can get; idam = this; yashaH = fame; taddarshana kR^itam = of having seen you; diSTyaa = by my good luck.
"O princess! By my fortune, my crossing of ocean has not gone in vain. I can get this fame of having seen you because of my good luck."
राघवः च महावीर्यः क्षिप्रम् त्वाम् अभिपत्स्यते |
समित्र बान्धवम् हत्वा रावणम् राक्षस अधिपम् || ५-३५-७९
79. mahaaviiryaH = the highly valiant; raaghavashcha = Rama; hatvaa = by killing; raavaNam = Rama; hatvaa = by killing; raavaNam = Rama; raakSasaadhipam = the Lord of demons; samitra baandhavam = along with his friends and relatives; abhi patsyate = and will obtain; tvaam = you; kSipram = soon.
"The highly valiant Rama, by killing Ravana the Lord of demons along with his friends and relatives, will obtain you soon."
कौरजो नाम वैदेहि गिरीणाम् उत्तमो गिरिः |
ततो गच्छति गो कर्णम् पर्वतम् केसरी हरिः || ५-३५-८०
80. vaidehi = O Seetha!; giriH = there is a mountain; maalyaannaama = called Malyavan; uttamaH = which is the best; girriNaam = among mountains; tataH = from there; hariH = a monkeys; kesarii = called Kesari; gachchhati = went; paravatam = to another mountain; gokarNam = called Gokarna.
"O Seetha! There is a mountain called Malyavan, which is the best among mountains. From there, a monkeys called Kesari went to another mountain called Gokarna."
स च देव ऋषिभिः दृष्टः पिता मम महाकपिः |
तीर्थे नदी पतेः पुण्ये शम्ब सादनम् उद्धरत् || ५-३५-८१
81. diSTaH = as commanded; devarSibhiH = by gods and seers; saH mahaakapi = that great monkey; called Kesari; mama = my; pitaa = father; uddharat = killed; shamba saadanam = a demon named Shamba sadana; puNye = at a sacred; tiirthe = shrine; naadiipateH = near the sea-shore.
"As prayed by gods and seers, that great monkey called Kesari, my father killed a demon named Shambasadana at a sacred shrine near the sea-shore."
तस्य अहम् हरिणः क्षेत्रे जातो वातेन मैथिलि |
हनूमान् इति विख्यातो लोके स्वेन एव कर्मणा || ५-३५-८२
82. maithili = O Seetha!; aham = I; jaataH = am born; kSetre = in the wife; tasya hariNaH = of that Kesari; the monkey; vaatena = by the grace of wind-god; syena karmaNaa eva = by my activity alone; vikhyaataH = I am renowned; hanumaaniti = as Hanuman; loke = in this world.
"O Seetha! I am born in the womb of the wife of that Kesari the monkey, by the grace of the wind-god. By my activity alone, I am renowned as Hanuma in this world."
विश्वासार्थम् तु वैदेहि भर्तुरुक्ता मया गुणाः |
विश्वास अर्थम् तु वैदेहि भर्तुः उक्ता मया गुणाः || ५-३५-८३
83. vaidehi = O Seetha! guNaaH = the qualities; bhartuH = of Rama; your husband; uktaaH = were uttered; mayaa = by me; vishvaasaartham = to cause trust in you; anaghe devi = O the faultless princess!; raaghavaH = Rama; nayitaa = will take; tvaam = you; itaH = from here; achiraat = within a short time.
"O Seetha! I described the qualities of Rama, your husband, to cause trust in you. O the faultless princess! Rama will take you from here within a short time."
एवम् विश्वासिता सीता हेतुभिः शोक कर्शिता |
उपपन्नैः अभिज्ञानैः दूतम् तम् अवगच्छति || ५-३५-८४
84. evam = thus; vishvaasitaa = inspired with confidence; hetubhiH = by logical reasons; siita = Seetha; shokakarshitaa = emaciated with grief; avagachchhati = could recognise; tam = him; duutam = as a messenger; upapannaiH = by adequate; abhiJJnaanaiH = clues serving as proof.
Thus inspired by confidence because of the above reasons, Seetha emaciated with grief, by adequate clues served as proof.
अतुलम् च गता हर्षम् प्रहर्षेण तु जानकी |
नेत्राभ्याम् वक्र पक्ष्माभ्याम् मुमोच आनन्दजम् जलम् || ५-३५-८५
85. jaanakii = Seetha; gataacha = obtained; atulam = unequalled; harSam = delight; mumocha = (She) released; jalam = tears; aanandajam = of joy; netraabhyaam = from her eyes; vakrapakSmaabhyaam = having curved eye lashes; praharSeNa = with a thrill of delight.
Seetha obtained unequal delight. She released tears of joy from her eyes having curved eye-lashes, with a thrill of delight.
चारु तच् च आननम् तस्याः ताम्र शुक्ल आयत ईक्षणम् |
अशोभत विशाल अक्ष्या राहु मुक्त इव उडु राट् || ५-३५-८६
86. tat = that; vadanam = countenance; tasyaah vishalaakSyaaH = of that large eyed Seetha; chaaru = who is beautiful; taamrashuklaayatekSaNam = whose eyes are red; white and long; ashobhata = is shining; uDuraaDiva = like a moon; the king of stars; raahumuktaH = liberated from Rahu the demon.
The countenance of that large-eyed Seetha, who is beautiful, whose eyes are red white and long is shining like a moon, the king of stars liberated from Rahu the demon.
हनूमन्तम् कपिम् व्यक्तम् मन्यते न अन्यथा इति सा |
अथ उवाच हनूमान् ताम् उत्तरम् प्रिय दर्शनाम् || ५-३५-८७
87. saa = Seetha; manyate = considered; hanumantam = Hanuma; vyaktam = clearly; kapim = as a monkey; na = not; anyathaa iti = as otherwise; atha = thereafter; hanuumaan = Hanuma; uttaram uvaacha = replied; taam = to her; priya darshanaam = who is pleasant to the sight.
Seetha considered Hanuma clearly as a monkey and not otherwise. Thereafter Hanuma replied to her who is pleasant to the sight (as follows)
एतत्ते सर्वमाख्यातम् समाश्वसिहि मैथिलि |
किम् करोमि कथम् वा ते रोचते प्रतियाम्यहम् || ५-३५-८८
88. maithili = O Seetha!; etat sarvam = All this; aakhyaatam = was told; te = to you; samaashvasihi = be consoled indeed!; kim = what; karomi = can I do?; kathamvaa = how; rochate = is it agreeable; te = for you?; aham = I; pratiyaami = am returning.
"O Seetha! I told you indeed all this please be consoled. Tell me what I can do for you and also what is agreeable to you. I am going back now."
हते असुरे सम्यति शम्ब सादने |
कपि प्रवीरेण महर्षि चोदनात् |
ततो अस्मि वायु प्रभवो हि मैथिलि |
प्रभावतः तत् प्रतिमः च वानरः || ५-३५-८९
89. maithili = O Seetha!; maharSichodanaat = as provoked by the sages; kapipraviiNena = by Kesari; the valiant monkey; asure = a demon; shambasaadane = called shambasadana; hate sati = having been killed; samyati = in battle; vaanaraaH asmi = I am monkey; vaayuprabhavaH = born through the wind-god; prabhaavataH = by his influence; tatpratimaH = I am equal to the wind-god.
"O Seetha! As provoked by the sages, Kesari, the valiant monkey killed a demon called Shambasadana in battle. I am a monkey born through wind-god and through his influence I am equal to the wind-god in strength."
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