Ramcharit Charcha DCXLVII

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

 

We covered up to Doha 65 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

उमा करत रघुपति नरलीला। खेलत गरुड़ जिमि अहिगन मीला।।
भृकुटि भंग जो कालहि खाई। ताहि कि सोहइ ऐसि लराई।।
जग पावनि कीरति बिस्तरिहहिं। गाइ गाइ भवनिधि नर तरिहहिं।।
मुरुछा गइ मारुतसुत जागा। सुग्रीवहि तब खोजन लागा।।
सुग्रीवहु कै मुरुछा बीती। निबुक गयउ तेहि मृतक प्रतीती।।
काटेसि दसन नासिका काना। गरजि अकास चलउ तेहिं जाना।।
गहेउ चरन गहि भूमि पछारा। अति लाघवँ उठि पुनि तेहि मारा।।
पुनि आयसु प्रभु पहिं बलवाना। जयति जयति जय कृपानिधाना।।
नाक कान काटे जियँ जानी। फिरा क्रोध करि भइ मन ग्लानी।।
सहज भीम पुनि बिनु श्रुति नासा। देखत कपि दल उपजी त्रासा।।
दो0-जय जय जय रघुबंस मनि धाए कपि दै हूह।
एकहि बार तासु पर छाड़ेन्हि गिरि तरु जूह।।66।।

Lord Shiv tells Parvati, “Uma, Lord Shri Ram is just acting in ways befitting humans as Raghupati; He is only playing in manner Garuda (the principal bird) would play with hosts of snakes (i e as Garuda, the carrier of Lord Vishnu, has no cause of alarm viz a viz snakes).

“Whose mere twitching of eyebrow can see end of time (or lord of death) itself, this kind of fight would naturally not behoove Him. He in fact is doing it so that His glory aimed at purifying the thought and behavior of the world gets extended and which would be sung by all and sundry to enable them to cross the ocean of being (i e it is to provide an example, a perfect one, of proper behavior in circumstances that resemble the happenings in lives of people).”

When Hanuman regained consciousness he looked all around for Sugreev. Sugreev also came back to senses but still lay like a corpse, believing him to be dead Kumbhakan let him slip out of his grip. Sugreev then promptly bit the ear and nose of Kumbhkaran which made him realize that Sugreev was still alive and had jumped skyward making roaring noise. Kumbhakaran once again caught Sugreev by leg and smashed to ground but he too most skillfully got up and hit Kumbhakaran back. Sugreev then came back near Shri Ram calling loudly ‘Victory, victory to Shri Ram, the merciful’.

Kumbhakaran felt demoralized that his nose and ears were bitten off and warding off feeling of discomfiture he got in to angry mood and returned back to fighting. He was basically a large bodied one and now his nose and ears were removed; this sight made the side of monkeys cringe and cower.

Ultimately they rushed to attack together shouting ‘may there be win for the jewel in the race of Raghu’ and simultaneously hurled barrage of mountain rocks and uprooted trees on Kumbhakaran.

We have now covered up to Doha 66 of Lanka Kand.

कुंभकरन रन रंग बिरुद्धा। सन्मुख चला काल जनु क्रुद्धा।।
कोटि कोटि कपि धरि धरि खाई। जनु टीड़ी गिरि गुहाँ समाई।।
कोटिन्ह गहि सरीर सन मर्दा। कोटिन्ह मीजि मिलव महि गर्दा।।
मुख नासा श्रवनन्हि कीं बाटा। निसरि पराहिं भालु कपि ठाटा।।
रन मद मत्त निसाचर दर्पा। बिस्व ग्रसिहि जनु एहि बिधि अर्पा।।
मुरे सुभट सब फिरहिं न फेरे। सूझ न नयन सुनहिं नहिं टेरे।।
कुंभकरन कपि फौज बिडारी। सुनि धाई रजनीचर धारी।।
देखि राम बिकल कटकाई। रिपु अनीक नाना बिधि आई।।
दो0-सुनु सुग्रीव बिभीषन अनुज सँभारेहु सैन।
मैं देखउँ खल बल दलहि बोले राजिवनैन।।67।।

Displaying his true color against the enemy Kumbhakaran went forward to confront them like death in fury; he devoured innumerable monkeys presenting a scene like a swarm of insects entering a cave. Kumbhakaran smashed and crushed many with his body and many more were crushed by palms of his hands and were mixed with soil of the ground. Monkeys and bears could be seen coming out through the holes of cut off nose and ears and were escaping.

The night roaming demon was now totally feverish for fighting and it seemed that he will gulped down the whole world as the way he was charged and acting was resolute. The warriors on the opposite side were made to turn back by him who had stopped listening to the calls for engaging in fight. They were running blindly and were not responding to calls for attention.

Coming to know that Kumbhakaran had destroyed the whole army of monkeys and bears, the army on the side of demons rushed back to fight seeing themselves at an advantage. Shri Ram also noted that the army of monkeys and bears fighting for him was now distraught and disheveled and the contingent of soldiers on opposite side were back prepared in variety of ways.

Shri Ram then ordered Sugreev, Vibhishan and younger brother to stay back and consolidate and regroup the running away fighters on their own side and
Shri Ram, the lotus eyed one, announced to confront the enemy force all by Himself.

(Kumbhakaran represents the mighty callous tendency of our minds and the bears and monkeys represent the tiny good tendencies fighting it which prove inadequate in resisting it at which point the thought of Almighty Lord only comes to help or really can help. Invoking Lord who remains in heart of every one is necessary for a decisive win of good tendencies over the bad ones.)

We have now covered up to Doha 67 of Lanka Kand.

BHavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijatatey!
Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

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Ramcharit Charcha DCXLVI

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

We covered up to Doha 63 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

महिष खाइ करि मदिरा पाना। गर्जा बज्राघात समाना।।
कुंभकरन दुर्मद रन रंगा। चला दुर्ग तजि सेन न संगा।।
देखि बिभीषनु आगें आयउ। परेउ चरन निज नाम सुनायउ।।
अनुज उठाइ हृदयँ तेहि लायो। रघुपति भक्त जानि मन भायो।।
तात लात रावन मोहि मारा। कहत परम हित मंत्र बिचारा।।
तेहिं गलानि रघुपति पहिं आयउँ। देखि दीन प्रभु के मन भायउँ।।
सुनु सुत भयउ कालबस रावन। सो कि मान अब परम सिखावन।।
धन्य धन्य तैं धन्य बिभीषन। भयहु तात निसिचर कुल भूषन।।
बंधु बंस तैं कीन्ह उजागर। भजेहु राम सोभा सुख सागर।।
दो0-बचन कर्म मन कपट तजि भजेहु राम रनधीर।
जाहु न निज पर सूझ मोहि भयउँ कालबस बीर। 64।।

Eating buffalo meat and drinking intoxicating liquor which Ravan had got for Kumbhakaran, he made thundering sound. Now badly drunk and passionately inclined for war, Kumbhkaran left the fort without any army to speak of. Vibhishan saw him coming and went closer; he then bowed at his feet telling his name at the same time (as inebriated Kumbhakaran might not noticed him coming). Kumbhkaran then lifted his younger brother, bought him close to his heart; he loved Vibhishan more knowing that this brother of his was a devotee of Raghupati Shri Ram.

Explaining his crossing over to Shri Ram’s side Vibhishan told Kumbhkaran, “Taat, Ravan hit me by his leg while I was only giving his worthwhile counsel covering his best interest after thoroughly analyzing the matter. Appalled at such bad treatment I came to see Raghupati Shri Ram who liked me immensely particularly because I was helpless and without means (as Shri Ram has no regard for a shelter seeker’s worth or strength; he only values genuineness of intention and need for help).”

Kumbhakaran then relied, “Look, O Son, Ravan is now under grip of death hence he would hardly listen to worthy advice laced with ultimate benefit. You are now thrice blessed, O Vibhishan. O Taat, you are the ornament of family of demons. O Brother, you have brightened the name of our family by worshiping Shri Ram who is an ocean of beauty and grace and of joy.

“Now dispense with any kind of cleverness or deceit and worship and serve Shri Ram, the patient warrior, in speech, action and thought. I am also going to be claimed by death now and have lost ability to discriminate so better not rely on what I do now.”

We have now covered up to Doha 84 of Lanka Kand.

बंधु बचन सुनि चला बिभीषन। आयउ जहँ त्रैलोक बिभूषन।।
नाथ भूधराकार सरीरा। कुंभकरन आवत रनधीरा।।
एतना कपिन्ह सुना जब काना। किलकिलाइ धाए बलवाना।।
लिए उठाइ बिटप अरु भूधर। कटकटाइ डारहिं ता ऊपर।।
कोटि कोटि गिरि सिखर प्रहारा। करहिं भालु कपि एक एक बारा।।
मुर् यो न मन तनु टर् यो न टार् यो। जिमि गज अर्क फलनि को मार्यो।।
तब मारुतसुत मुठिका हन्यो। पर् यो धरनि ब्याकुल सिर धुन्यो।।
पुनि उठि तेहिं मारेउ हनुमंता। घुर्मित भूतल परेउ तुरंता।।
पुनि नल नीलहि अवनि पछारेसि। जहँ तहँ पटकि पटकि भट डारेसि।।
चली बलीमुख सेन पराई। अति भय त्रसित न कोउ समुहाई।।
दो0-अंगदादि कपि मुरुछित करि समेत सुग्रीव।
काँख दाबि कपिराज कहुँ चला अमित बल सींव।।65।।

Listening to what Kumbhakaran had to say, Vibhishan came back to where the Vibhushan (special kind of ornament) of Trailoki (the three worlds) was present. Vibhishan informed Shri Ram, “O Lord, who has body as big as a mountain that Kumbhkaran, a very resilient warrior, has descended on the battle field.” The brave monkeys noisily rushed back to encounter Kumbhakaran as soon as they absorbed the news of his arrival.
They picked trees and mountain rocks and hurled them at Kumbhakaran; some times monkeys and bears together hurled innumerable mountains rocks, all at same time, to deter Kumbhkaran from advancing but neither it made him mentally afraid or bodily evasive in the same way as an elephants takes no notice of juicy fruits hitting it.

Pawansut Hanuman then hit Kumbhkaran with his fist which made him fall to ground very irritatingly. When Kumbhakaran got up he hit back Hanuman and made him swirl and be grounded immediately. Shortly afterwards Kumbhakaran did same to Nal and Neel and to other warriors. Now the army of monkeys ran away to safer ground consumed by sense of fear unable to find anyone to help.

Angad and others, including Sugreev, were incapacitated and made unconscious by Kumbhakaran, the one possessing limitless power; he then put the king of monkeys under his arm and strolled away.

(When Tamasik Guna takes over it can make good tendencies become ineffective in ones’ mind and body or the mind become dull.)

We have now covered up to Doha 65 of Lanka Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman ki Jai!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramharit Charcha DCXLV

II Shree Guruvey namah LL

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

हरषि राम भेंटेउ हनुमाना। अति कृतग्य प्रभु परम सुजाना।।
तुरत बैद तब कीन्ह उपाई। उठि बैठे लछिमन हरषाई।।
हृदयँ लाइ प्रभु भेंटेउ भ्राता। हरषे सकल भालु कपि ब्राता।।
कपि पुनि बैद तहाँ पहुँचावा। जेहि बिधि तबहिं ताहि लइ आवा।।
यह बृत्तांत दसानन सुनेऊ। अति बिषअद पुनि पुनि सिर धुनेऊ।।
ब्याकुल कुंभकरन पहिं आवा। बिबिध जतन करि ताहि जगावा।।
जागा निसिचर देखिअ कैसा। मानहुँ कालु देह धरि बैसा।।
कुंभकरन बूझा कहु भाई। काहे तव मुख रहे सुखाई।।
कथा कही सब तेहिं अभिमानी। जेहि प्रकार सीता हरि आनी।।
तात कपिन्ह सब निसिचर मारे। महामहा जोधा संघारे।।
दुर्मुख सुररिपु मनुज अहारी। भट अतिकाय अकंपन भारी।।
अपर महोदर आदिक बीरा। परे समर महि सब रनधीरा।।
दो0-सुनि दसकंधर बचन तब कुंभकरन बिलखान।
जगदंबा हरि आनि अब सठ चाहत कल्यान।।62।।

Shri Ram who is always very grateful to everyone serving Him though also always in possession of all knowledge as to what is next, met Hanuman with great happiness up on his arrival. The Vaidya (Doctor) in attendance promptly treated Lakshman with help of medicines brought by Hanuman and Lakshman got up instantly quite relaxed and happy responding to treatment. Shri Ram then embraced Lakshman and the entire body of monkeys and bears also rejoiced seeing Lakshman regain health. In the mean time Hanuman took back and settled the Vaidya in his home from where he had brought him (it is never right to be ungrateful and negligent towards someone who helps in crisis). When Ravan learnt of the whole episode in the morning, he only could beat his head time and again in desperation (but did not punish the Vaidya for an expert Doctor can never be challenged for treating a patient even by demons like Ravan).

Ravan, very upset and dazed, rushed to see brother Kumbhakaran who was sleeping (as per his practice of sleeping for six months then wake up for a day for feeding himself) and could only wake him up deploying variety of tricks. Kumbharan looked like embodied Kaal (the dark complexioned god of death) in his waking state and he asked Ravan, “O Brother, tell whats the matter; why is your face totally drained of shine and color. Ravan who remains always in an arrogant mood told all the story involving abduction of Sita by himself. Ravan added further, ” Taat, the monkeys have killed all demons, the great warriors on our side have also been slain namely Durmukh (bad-mouthed), Sur-ripu (enemy of gods) and Manuj-Ahari (man-eater). The stalwart fighters like Atikaay (big-bodied), and big weight Akampan (non-shaking) besides brave ones like Mahodar (big-stomach) who all were very resilient and patient in the battle field are now lying dead on earth.”

This information of total annihilation of demons coming from his ten-shouldered brother made Kumbhkaran wail and cry badly and he later scolded Ravan saying, ” O Dumb, you have abducted Jadamba (the mother of the world) Sita and are now looking for your salvation and welfare (Kumbhakar here displayed some wisdom though he was Tamasik by nature because of being dull and pleasure seekers but not unthinking; the Rajasik become totally blind to reality and remain goal-oriented, right or wrong, like Ravan was due to fickleness and as well as stubbornness in nature).”

We have now covered up to Doha 62 of Lanka Kand.
भल न कीन्ह तैं निसिचर नाहा। अब मोहि आइ जगाएहि काहा।।
अजहूँ तात त्यागि अभिमाना। भजहु राम होइहि कल्याना।।
हैं दससीस मनुज रघुनायक। जाके हनूमान से पायक।।
अहह बंधु तैं कीन्हि खोटाई। प्रथमहिं मोहि न सुनाएहि आई।।
कीन्हेहु प्रभू बिरोध तेहि देवक। सिव बिरंचि सुर जाके सेवक।।
नारद मुनि मोहि ग्यान जो कहा। कहतेउँ तोहि समय निरबहा।।
अब भरि अंक भेंटु मोहि भाई। लोचन सूफल करौ मैं जाई।।
स्याम गात सरसीरुह लोचन। देखौं जाइ ताप त्रय मोचन।।
दो0-राम रूप गुन सुमिरत मगन भयउ छन एक।
रावन मागेउ कोटि घट मद अरु महिष अनेक।।63।।

Kumbhakaran also said, “O Demon King, you did not do the right thing, what is purpose now to wake me up. I suggest that you better drop your arrogance and false pride and begin to worship and remember Lord Ram which only will bring about good times and welfare. Do you think O Ten-headed One, that Raghunayak Shri Ram just is someone born as human while you very well know that his errand boys are like Hanuman himself. Ahh Brother, you committed absurdly foolish and ugly act and did not consult me earlier about action. You invited confrontation with a divine entity like Shri Ram who has gods like Lord Shiv (whom Ravan worshiped), Lord Brahma (whom Kumbhkaran worshiped) and other gods always engaged in His own service.

“What specific knowledge Muni Narad had passed on to me, I would have passed to you but now the time has gone for it to put to use. Now just come and take me in arms and embrace me solidly O My Brother and allow me to go to make my eyes have benefit of His ‘darshan’ (glimpse and view). His body is of swarthy complexion and His eyes are lotus-like, its my sole desire to see and meet the one who can steal the heat of three kinds (Daihik, the heat or afflictions of the body, Daivik, the heat i e discomfort on account of providence or fate and Bhautik, the heat i e discomfort generated by the atmospheric conditions).”

Kumbhakaran became totally lost and absorbed in thoughts of Ram’s beauty and virtues for a moment at which point Ravan asked for an unlimited supply of urns of wine and meat of buffaloes (which are the kind of foods that will place back person in to stupor and stop him from thinking rationally and spiritually)

 

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj ko Pranam!

Goswami tulsidas Ki jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXLIV

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

We covered up to Doha 60 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas and this further to it.

उहाँ राम लछिमनहिं निहारी। बोले बचन मनुज अनुसारी।।
अर्ध राति गइ कपि नहिं आयउ। राम उठाइ अनुज उर लायउ।।
सकहु न दुखित देखि मोहि काऊ। बंधु सदा तव मृदुल सुभाऊ।।
मम हित लागि तजेहु पितु माता। सहेहु बिपिन हिम आतप बाता।।
सो अनुराग कहाँ अब भाई। उठहु न सुनि मम बच बिकलाई।।
जौं जनतेउँ बन बंधु बिछोहू। पिता बचन मनतेउँ नहिं ओहू।।
सुत बित नारि भवन परिवारा। होहिं जाहिं जग बारहिं बारा।।
अस बिचारि जियँ जागहु ताता। मिलइ न जगत सहोदर भ्राता।।
जथा पंख बिनु खग अति दीना। मनि बिनु फनि करिबर कर हीना।।
अस मम जिवन बंधु बिनु तोही। जौं जड़ दैव जिआवै मोही।।
जैहउँ अवध कवन मुहु लाई। नारि हेतु प्रिय भाइ गँवाई।।
बरु अपजस सहतेउँ जग माहीं। नारि हानि बिसेष छति नाहीं।।
अब अपलोकु सोकु सुत तोरा। सहिहि निठुर कठोर उर मोरा।।
निज जननी के एक कुमारा। तात तासु तुम्ह प्रान अधारा।।
सौंपेसि मोहि तुम्हहि गहि पानी। सब बिधि सुखद परम हित जानी।।
उतरु काह दैहउँ तेहि जाई। उठि किन मोहि सिखावहु भाई।।
बहु बिधि सिचत सोच बिमोचन। स्त्रवत सलिल राजिव दल लोचन।।
उमा एक अखंड रघुराई। नर गति भगत कृपाल देखाई।।
सो0-प्रभु प्रलाप सुनि कान बिकल भए बानर निकर।
आइ गयउ हनुमान जिमि करुना महँ बीर रस।।61।।

Back in Lanka, Shri Ram, up on watching His dear brother Lakshman comatose, began to lament like an ordinary person and could be listened saying, “it is already past mid-night and Hanuman hasn’t returned.” Shri Ram then lifted Lakshman and brought him close to His bosom and began emotional outburst thinking Lakshman would listen; He said, “You could not ever see me grieving or sorrowful, O Brother, you have always had a kind and soft heart. You loved me so much that for my sake you even left mother and father back home to come with me. You suffered only for my sake all kinds of weather conditions in the forest. Where is that affection now, Brother. Why don’t you now quickly get up worrying and concerned as always whenever I happened to call you.

“If I had been aware of the possibility of losing my brother during my sojourn in the jungles, I would surely not have cared for words of my father. Sons, wealth, women, houses and company of family members is routinely available in the world and routinely separated also. A real brother is of course is not to be had so easily rather can never be had by an individual in the world.

“If harsh and dumb fate of mine needs me to live on, O Brother, without you my life would be as miserable and as burdensome as the life of a bird without wings, of a serpent without its Mani (jewel on head) and of an elephant without its trunk.

“What face would I carry back to Ayodhya that I have lost my dear brother for the sake my woman. It would have been better for me to bear disgrace and defamation heaped on me by the world because loss of one’s woman is not after all a big loss which can’t be made up. Now not just bad name but also grief of loss of you, my child, will have to be borne by my apathetic and insensitive heart.

“You are the only son of your mother, you are sole support to her life. She had given you in my hand holding you in her own hand thinking that I would ensure your ultimate welfare and provide you all kinds of comforts; what answer would I give to her up on my return, why don’t you get up and give the cue.”

The Lord who is known to be stealing worries of all was now busy thinking worriedly about many things and tears were oozing out of His lotus eyes profusely. At this stage Lord Shiv explained to Parvati saying, “Uma, Raghuraj Shri Ram is same impenetrable and unending entity known as the Supreme Lord of Universe; He, as an avatar and out of His grace, is just showing to His devotees the pattern of thinking that a person of this fragile and distracting world would have in times of intense grief, losing rationality and getting carried away by emotions.”

The lamentation of the Lord which fell in the ears of monkeys in groups there made them very upset and bothered; in the mean time Hanuman arrived there as if the atmosphere heavy with deep sadness and dejection is charged by entry of a hero bringing hope.

We have now covered up to Doha 61 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman ki Jai!

Sant Samaj ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXLIII

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

परेउ मुरुछि महि लागत सायक। सुमिरत राम राम रघुनायक।।
सुनि प्रिय बचन भरत तब धाए। कपि समीप अति आतुर आए।।
बिकल बिलोकि कीस उर लावा। जागत नहिं बहु भाँति जगावा।।
मुख मलीन मन भए दुखारी। कहत बचन भरि लोचन बारी।।
जेहिं बिधि राम बिमुख मोहि कीन्हा। तेहिं पुनि यह दारुन दुख दीन्हा।।
जौं मोरें मन बच अरु काया। प्रीति राम पद कमल अमाया।।
तौ कपि होउ बिगत श्रम सूला। जौं मो पर रघुपति अनुकूला।।
सुनत बचन उठि बैठ कपीसा। कहि जय जयति कोसलाधीसा।।
सो0-लीन्ह कपिहि उर लाइ पुलकित तनु लोचन सजल।
प्रीति न हृदयँ समाइ सुमिरि राम रघुकुल तिलक।।59।।

We covered up to Doha 58 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Hanuman, struck by the blunt arrow of Bharat, fell over ground in an unconscious state but still muttering ‘Ram Ram…O Raghunayak…
Ram Ram’ (this is natural for those who constantly take Ram-Naam all the time to keep repeating it in all conditions). Bharat heard His most dear brother’s name, the most dear name that he ever longed for hearing, and rushed to get close to monkey with sense of urgency. Bharat found Hanuman in bad shape, giddy and fainted, hence brought him to his bosom and tried in many ways to wake him, bring in conscious state, but nothing worked. Bharat’s face turned pale and heart became heavy with grief; Bharat had tears in his eyes and groaned with a heavy heart,”the same fate that made me as an instrument of separation from Ram, seems to be at work ever now that I am subjected to this unbearable shock. If I hold love and affection for Ram’s lotus feet in heart, in speech and in deed all the time without any pretense then O Monkey come back negating impact and distress suffered through my arrow but only if Rahupati Shri Ram is favorable to me, benevolent towards me (for if this not be the fact then nothing matters to me).”

As soon as Hanuman listened to words of Bharat he instantly came back to life and got up (for Hanuman had been hearing from Shri Ram about Bharat and his virtues often) and uttered ‘victory to Shri Ram, let Kaushladheesh Shri Ram be winner’.

Bharat embraced Hanuman again, he was now quite overwhelmed and had tearful eyes. It seemed difficult for him to control his emotions once he had been reminded of his brother Shri Ram, the most admired and prominent member of Raghu’s race.

We have now covered up to Doha 59 of Lanka Kand.

तात कुसल कहु सुखनिधान की। सहित अनुज अरु मातु जानकी।।
कपि सब चरित समास बखाने। भए दुखी मन महुँ पछिताने।।
अहह दैव मैं कत जग जायउँ। प्रभु के एकहु काज न आयउँ।।
जानि कुअवसरु मन धरि धीरा। पुनि कपि सन बोले बलबीरा।।
तात गहरु होइहि तोहि जाता। काजु नसाइहि होत प्रभाता।।
चढ़ु मम सायक सैल समेता। पठवौं तोहि जहँ कृपानिकेता।।
सुनि कपि मन उपजा अभिमाना। मोरें भार चलिहि किमि बाना।।
राम प्रभाव बिचारि बहोरी। बंदि चरन कह कपि कर जोरी।।
दो0-तव प्रताप उर राखि प्रभु जेहउँ नाथ तुरंत।
अस कहि आयसु पाइ पद बंदि चलेउ हनुमंत।।60(क)।।
भरत बाहु बल सील गुन प्रभु पद प्रीति अपार।
मन महुँ जात सराहत पुनि पुनि पवनकुमार।।60(ख)।।

Bharat asked Hanuman,”Brother, tell me welfare of Shri Ram, He is source and substance of joy, also of my younger brother Lakshman and Mother Janki Sita. Hanuman, the monkey, explained all matters related to Shri Ram. Now Bharat got concerned and sad and repented saying, “Ah, O lord of luck, why I have come on earth taking birth if I haven’t been able to serve my Lord and Master Shri Ram one bit.”

BHarat, brave and strong, recollected himself knowing that this was a delicate and tense moment and told Hanuman,”Brother, you might be delayed now and the mission that is given to you will be of no use if its over after the break of the day. Hence, I propose that you sit on my arrow holding the mountain block and it would take you directly to where Shri Ram, the merciful Lord is waiting.”

Hanuman however had his ego springing up a doubt as to how the arrow will even move taking my weight and of the mountain but being a devotee immediately came to a different conclusion due solely to the influence of Shri Ram’s presence in heart that this might work after all. Hanuman then prayed at the feet of Bharat and wished to submit to him him with hands folded (as he knew Bharat also was one with intentions just to do what Ram needed and wished hence failure was not to happen).

Hanuman said, “Keeping your glory in heart (knowing that there exists no difference in a true devotee and the Lord, and Bharat was such a one) O Master I will now want leave right away;” with these words Hanuman sought leave of Bharat, paid regards and left.

Pawansut Hanuman covered journey only repeatedly remembering and appreciating Bharat’s might, strength of his arms, his decent disposition and behavior, and other virtues but most of all his unparalleled and unlimited devotion and love for feet of the Lord (the true Bhaktas carry same effect as the Lord Himself when met with hence Hanuman had become oblivious of the difference between Bharat and Ram which has been the case with most who happened to meet and see Bharat).

We have now overed up to Doha 60 of Lanka Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman ki Jai!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXLII

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

अस कहि चला रचिसि मग माया। सर मंदिर बर बाग बनाया।।
मारुतसुत देखा सुभ आश्रम। मुनिहि बूझि जल पियौं जाइ श्रम।।
राच्छस कपट बेष तहँ सोहा। मायापति दूतहि चह मोहा।।
जाइ पवनसुत नायउ माथा। लाग सो कहै राम गुन गाथा।।
होत महा रन रावन रामहिं। जितहहिं राम न संसय या महिं।।
इहाँ भएँ मैं देखेउँ भाई। ग्यान दृष्टि बल मोहि अधिकाई।।
मागा जल तेहिं दीन्ह कमंडल। कह कपि नहिं अघाउँ थोरें जल।।
सर मज्जन करि आतुर आवहु। दिच्छा देउँ ग्यान जेहिं पावहु।।
दो0-सर पैठत कपि पद गहा मकरीं तब अकुलान।
मारी सो धरि दिव्य तनु चली गगन चढ़ि जान।।57।।

We covered up to Doha 56 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Kalnemi, finally declared his agreement, though under duress, to create some false set up in the way of Hanuman as per instruction of Ravan and he did create an ashram like place which had a pond, a mandir and a beautiful garden etc demonstrating his capacity to deceive. Hanuman saw an inviting ashram right on his way and as he was thirsty he decided to drink some water there and lose some fatigue too, but only after having permission of Muni in charge there. The demon had already put himself there very well disguised as a Muni with a view to distract the messenger of none other than the Lord of Maya itself (though the demon had fully well known that it was impossible to influence Hanuman in any way).

When Hanuman reached ashram, he bowed down at feet of the Muni in disguise customarily and the Muni began to sing praises of Shri Ram describing His virtues (to have Hanuman’s trust placed in himself). He also said, “that there is big fight going on between Shri Ram and Ravan and there is no doubt that Shri Ram would win. I have power of intuitive insight due to abundant strength of my knowledge hence I have seen it all even though I am just sitting here (it was some thing in self praise which might have  alerted Hanuman about the real motives). Hanuman then asked for water and was given a jug filled with water, at this Hanuman said that this small quantity will not satisfy him. The Muni responded by saying, “alright, go and you may use water of pond in the manner you wish and come back quickly. I would then initiate you by giving Deeksha enabling you to have knowledge (again this went beyond a normal conversation in first meeting indicating to Hanuman that something was amiss; also it might be that Muni was deliberating doing it as he didn’t want the messenger of the Lord fall prey to what he had planned as he had had some glimpse of the reality of the Lord).”

As soon as Hanuman (already alerted by Muni’s interaction) lowered himself in to the pond his foot was frantically caught by a female alligator; Hanuman killed her instantly and she went to heaven assuming a divine body in a divine craft (as she also had agreed to lay down life along with Muni therefore she enacted a piece as Ravan wanted with full knowledge that it would be end of her live hence deserved to go to heaven only).

We have now covered up to Doha 57 of Lanka Kand.
कपि तव दरस भइउँ निष्पापा। मिटा तात मुनिबर कर सापा।।
मुनि न होइ यह निसिचर घोरा। मानहु सत्य बचन कपि मोरा।।
अस कहि गई अपछरा जबहीं। निसिचर निकट गयउ कपि तबहीं।।
कह कपि मुनि गुरदछिना लेहू। पाछें हमहि मंत्र तुम्ह देहू।।
सिर लंगूर लपेटि पछारा। निज तनु प्रगटेसि मरती बारा।।
राम राम कहि छाड़ेसि प्राना। सुनि मन हरषि चलेउ हनुमाना।।
देखा सैल न औषध चीन्हा। सहसा कपि उपारि गिरि लीन्हा।।
गहि गिरि निसि नभ धावत भयऊ। अवधपुरी उपर कपि गयऊ।।
दो0-देखा भरत बिसाल अति निसिचर मन अनुमानि।
बिनु फर सायक मारेउ चाप श्रवन लगि तानि।।58।।

While departing she said, O Monkey, I have become sinless by having your Darshan and the curse under which I was living as alligator was given by a great Muni and it has now become ineffective. You may also know that this Muni here is not a Muni in reality but is a dangerous demon; you must take my words to be true, O Monkey.” Saying this when the cursed nymph departed, Hanuman, the monkey, went back to the demon in disguise and said, “O Muni, first accept Gurudakshina (fee offered to Guru) only after words give the Mantra for salvation.” Hanuman then tied demon’s head with his tail and smashed on ground. The demon also came back in to his real form while dying and left for final journey saying Ram-Ram repeatedly. Listening to this Hanuman left the scene with great happiness (for the departing soul now would have good time after-life).

Finally when Hanuman reached the desired mountain he found it difficult to select the right medicinal herb hence he ripped out the whole mountain to take back. When Hanuman reached the skies above Ayodhya holding a big mountain and rushing ahead, he was spotted by vigilant eyes of Bharat.

Bharat thought this is some giant type of night roaming demon and hence shot off a blunt arrow pulling string of the bow up to his own ear in the direction of the flying object.

We have now covered up to Doha 58 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavai Shankar ki Jai!

Shri jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charha DCXLI

II Shree Guruvey namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

सुनु गिरिजा क्रोधानल जासू। जारइ भुवन चारिदस आसू।।
सक संग्राम जीति को ताही। सेवहिं सुर नर अग जग जाही।।
यह कौतूहल जानइ सोई। जा पर कृपा राम कै होई।।
संध्या भइ फिरि द्वौ बाहनी। लगे सँभारन निज निज अनी।।
ब्यापक ब्रह्म अजित भुवनेस्वर। लछिमन कहाँ बूझ करुनाकर।।
तब लगि लै आयउ हनुमाना। अनुज देखि प्रभु अति दुख माना।।
जामवंत कह बैद सुषेना। लंकाँ रहइ को पठई लेना।।
धरि लघु रूप गयउ हनुमंता। आनेउ भवन समेत तुरंता।।
दो0-राम पदारबिंद सिर नायउ आइ सुषेन।
कहा नाम गिरि औषधी जाहु पवनसुत लेन।।55।।
We covered up to Doha 54 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

At this stage Lord Shiv while telling the Ramkatha for benefit of Parvati tells her about the divinity of Lakshman and says, “Listen O Girija (daughter of mountain king), who (Lakshman as Sheshnaag) can burn the entire fourteen known worlds (seven lower and seven upper) with the fire generated when extremely angry, how can he (Lakshman) be won over in any kind of battle; he is served by gods and the humans of the entire world without an exception. But this mysterious fact can be known only by those who have the benefit of Lord Ram’s grace.

When it was dusk, the two armies began to assess loss of the members on respective side and take care of those alive. The all pervading Lord of Universe, indomitable and the master of the world, Shri Ram who is abundantly merciful enquired , “Where is Lakshman.” Right then Hanuman brought Lakshman in an unconscious state; watching His younger brother the Lord Ram felt immensely hurt and grief-stricken. Jamvant then said that there is Sushen, a Vaidya (a doctor) of repute back in Lanka, if somebody could get him it should help. Hanuman once again came forward and assuming a small form went there and brought Sushen along with the house that he resided in (as equipment and medicines might also be needed in process of treatment).

Sushen bowed at the lotus feet of Shri Ram (a doctor knows no sides) and telling the name of the medicinal herb and the name of the mountain where it could be found, he asked Pawansut Hanuman to bring it.

We have now covered up to Doha 56 of Lanka Kand.
राम चरन सरसिज उर राखी। चला प्रभंजन सुत बल भाषी।।
उहाँ दूत एक मरमु जनावा। रावन कालनेमि गृह आवा।।
दसमुख कहा मरमु तेहिं सुना। पुनि पुनि कालनेमि सिरु धुना।।
देखत तुम्हहि नगरु जेहिं जारा। तासु पंथ को रोकन पारा।।
भजि रघुपति करु हित आपना। छाँड़हु नाथ मृषा जल्पना।।
नील कंज तनु सुंदर स्यामा। हृदयँ राखु लोचनाभिरामा।।
मैं तैं मोर मूढ़ता त्यागू। महा मोह निसि सूतत जागू।।
काल ब्याल कर भच्छक जोई। सपनेहुँ समर कि जीतिअ सोई।।
दो0-सुनि दसकंठ रिसान अति तेहिं मन कीन्ह बिचार।
राम दूत कर मरौं बरु यह खल रत मल भार।।56।।

The son of wind-god went after planting in his own heart the image of Ram’s feet but only after assuring the Lord about his capacity of carrying out the task at hand. In the meantime a detective of Ravan told his master the facts about the goings on in the other camp. This prompted Ravan to approach Kalnemi*, a fellow demon, and told everything that happened and that was needed to be done from his own side including the help needed of Kalnemi himself.

Listening to this kind of request Kalnemi began to beat his own head repeatedly in consternation.; he told Ravan, “who could burn down your capital while you remained just an onlooker, just think can his way be blocked by anyone. O Master, worship Raghupati Shri Ram and maintain your own welfare and interests, its better to stop falsely jabbering.  His beautiful body’s complexion resembles that of a blue lotus and you must keep the image of Him in heart which is appealing and pleasing to eyes. It is time to stop thinking foolishly in terms of me and mine, you need to wake up from the slumber of a great delusion during the dark night of ill intention. He (Ram)  out lasts even the long winding snake that is Kaal (the time), is it ever possible to defeat Him in a any kind of war.”

Listening to sermons delivered by Kalnemi, Ravan got uncontrollably angry and hence Kalnemi thought within that this devil is carrying a lot of grime and filth over his head and it would be better for me to get killed instead, by a messenger of Shri Ram, the Lord.

We have now covered up to Doha 56 of Lanka Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

*Kalnemi means one who respects time and understands its importance and extent of its influence and guidance as also its limits. Such a one naturally has deeper understanding even if he be low by nature and tendency.

Ramcharit Charcha DCXL

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

छतज नयन उर बाहु बिसाला। हिमगिरि निभ तनु कछु एक लाला।।
इहाँ दसानन सुभट पठाए। नाना अस्त्र सस्त्र गहि धाए।।
भूधर नख बिटपायुध धारी। धाए कपि जय राम पुकारी।।
भिरे सकल जोरिहि सन जोरी। इत उत जय इच्छा नहिं थोरी।।
मुठिकन्ह लातन्ह दातन्ह काटहिं। कपि जयसील मारि पुनि डाटहिं।।
मारु मारु धरु धरु धरु मारू। सीस तोरि गहि भुजा उपारू।।
असि रव पूरि रही नव खंडा। धावहिं जहँ तहँ रुंड प्रचंडा।।
देखहिं कौतुक नभ सुर बृंदा। कबहुँक बिसमय कबहुँ अनंदा।।
दो0-रुधिर गाड़ भरि भरि जम्यो ऊपर धूरि उड़ाइ।
जनु अँगार रासिन्ह पर मृतक धूम रह्यो छाइ।।53।।

Lakshman, broad chested and having long arms, had his eyes become red due to anger and looked as white as snow clad Himalaya tinged with some crimson hue under evening sun. Ten-headed Ravan also sent warriors equipped with variety of arms while from the other side the monkeys had mountain rocks, uprooted trees and their nails to fight with; they charged ahead shouting ‘victory to Ram’. All then engaged in fight with their equals on opposite side, absolutely determined to win. Hurting with arms and legs and biting with teeth, the monkeys had an edge and were uproarious. Sounds of ‘kill, kill, catch, hold, seize, hit, break head and tear off arm etc’ were ranting the atmosphere in all nine sections of the world and gory headless bodies ran through the field aimlessly. The gods from above watched this with anxiously, at times with pleasure and other times mystified.

Thick layer of blood was formed over the ground and the flying dust covered it; it resembled the sight of dead bodies burning on raging fire while the smoke clouded it.

This covers up to Doha 53 of Lanka Kand.
घायल बीर बिराजहिं कैसे। कुसुमित किंसुक के तरु जैसे।।
लछिमन मेघनाद द्वौ जोधा। भिरहिं परसपर करि अति क्रोधा।।
एकहि एक सकइ नहिं जीती। निसिचर छल बल करइ अनीती।।
क्रोधवंत तब भयउ अनंता। भंजेउ रथ सारथी तुरंता।।
नाना बिधि प्रहार कर सेषा। राच्छस भयउ प्रान अवसेषा।।
रावन सुत निज मन अनुमाना। संकठ भयउ हरिहि मम प्राना।।
बीरघातिनी छाड़िसि साँगी। तेज पुंज लछिमन उर लागी।।
मुरुछा भई सक्ति के लागें। तब चलि गयउ निकट भय त्यागें।।
दो0-मेघनाद सम कोटि सत जोधा रहे उठाइ।
जगदाधार सेष किमि उठै चले खिसिआइ।।54।।

The wounded soldiers sitting helplessly looked like Kimsuk trees with crimson flowers. The two fiery warriors, Lakshman and Meghnad, confronted each other furiously; none was able to over-power the other. The demon deployed cunning and unethical means which made Lakshman, the avatar of Anant (meaning without an end i e Sheshnaag), very angry and he killed charioteer and the chariot of Meghnad with alacrity. Lakshman, the Sheshnag, knocked Meghnad in many ways leaving the demon short of lifelessness. Meghnad, the son of Ravan, thought that it was a moment of grave crisis and Lakshman could very well end his life now. Meghnad, as last resort, used his mace which was empowered to kill any sort of brave fighter and this brilliant object struck at the heart region of Lakshman. Hit by this powerful divine instrument Lakshman became unconscious and now Meghnad could reach near him without any fear.

Meghnad, accompanied by many many soldiers as strong as himself, tried to lift the body of Lakshman but how could Lakshman, the very base and support to the entire world as Shesha, be moved or lifted hence Meghnad left the scene ashamed of his incapacity in this regard.

(It is symbolically told here that Meghnad who had won over Indra, the lord of mind which is supposed to be top one of the Indriyas i e senses and rules over all senses, was not able to defeat Lakshman known to be absolutely dispassionate and the most dear servant of the Almighty Lord. The mind of someone totally dispassionate and a devotee of the Supreme Lord remains unmoved by any tendency that has immense force and power to distract however it may get stunned or be unable to consciously counter the impact of devious tendencies for a while. Other then such a one, all succumb to the pressures of circumstances and lure of the thunderous likes and dislikes represented by Meghnad. The society is kept stable by people of such resolve as Lakshman had regarding dispassion i e selflessness.)

We have now covered up to Doha 54 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXXIX

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

देखि पवनसुत कटक बिहाला। क्रोधवंत जनु धायउ काला।।
महासैल एक तुरत उपारा। अति रिस मेघनाद पर डारा।।
आवत देखि गयउ नभ सोई। रथ सारथी तुरग सब खोई।।
बार बार पचार हनुमाना। निकट न आव मरमु सो जाना।।
रघुपति निकट गयउ घननादा। नाना भाँति करेसि दुर्बादा।।
अस्त्र सस्त्र आयुध सब डारे। कौतुकहीं प्रभु काटि निवारे।।
देखि प्रताप मूढ़ खिसिआना। करै लाग माया बिधि नाना।।
जिमि कोउ करै गरुड़ सैं खेला। डरपावै गहि स्वल्प सपेला।।
दो0-जासु प्रबल माया बल सिव बिरंचि बड़ छोट।
ताहि दिखावइ निसिचर निज माया मति खोट।।51।।

We covered up to Doha 50 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

When Pawansut Hanuman saw army on his own side in bad shape facing attack by Meghnad, he got angry and rushed like death in action and picked a huge piece of mountain and hurled it on the chariot of Meghnad. Seeing such a heavy rock coming towards himself, Meghnad went skyward to escape while his chariot and the charioteer got destroyed. Hanuman challenged him many times but Meghnad refused to appear before him for he had known the reality of having no means to influence Hanuman (Hanuman being totally dispassionate by nature would not have been affected by attacks from Meghnad at level of senses and mind).

Meghnad then went near Raghupati Shri Ram and began to speak profanities and used various weapons and arms against Him which were countered by Shri Ram most effectively. Seeing His expertise in the battlefield he got irritably ashamed and deployed his demonic Maya in many ways but that seemed like someone trying to playfully scare away Garud (the king of bird) holding a tiny snake in hand.

Under whose formidable Maya, Lord Shiv (the destroyer) and Brahma (the creator) also look very small, such Supreme Lord of universe is being fought by Meghnad with help of his own illusive tactics of no consequence, isn’t it a proof of distortion in his psyche.

we have now covered up to Doha 51 of Lanka Kand.

नभ चढ़ि बरष बिपुल अंगारा। महि ते प्रगट होहिं जलधारा।।
नाना भाँति पिसाच पिसाची। मारु काटु धुनि बोलहिं नाची।।
बिष्टा पूय रुधिर कच हाड़ा। बरषइ कबहुँ उपल बहु छाड़ा।।
बरषि धूरि कीन्हेसि अँधिआरा। सूझ न आपन हाथ पसारा।।
कपि अकुलाने माया देखें। सब कर मरन बना एहि लेखें।।
कौतुक देखि राम मुसुकाने। भए सभीत सकल कपि जाने।।
एक बान काटी सब माया। जिमि दिनकर हर तिमिर निकाया।।
कृपादृष्टि कपि भालु बिलोके। भए प्रबल रन रहहिं न रोके।।
दो0-आयसु मागि राम पहिं अंगदादि कपि साथ।
लछिमन चले क्रुद्ध होइ बान सरासन हाथ।।52।।

What Meghnad could do was just showering big fireballs from the sky and produce streams of water from under the ground while the evil spirits of all types were made to dance giving calls of cut and kill. Meghnad rained stuffs like excreta, blood, hair and bones some times and other times stones etc. Sometimes he made it dark with spray of dirt which would not let one see his own palm. The monkeys became restless seeing this and thought they would now die at hands of Meghna. Shri Ram smile seeing this game and noted that monkeys were much scared. With just an arrow he dispelled all the illusive spell of Meghnad in the same way as sun removes all the darkness when it appears on the horizon. Lord Watched monkeys with a gracious glance and monkeys regained their strength so much so that now they could not have been held back from fighting at all.

At this time, taking permission of Shri Ram, Lakshman took Angad along and marched angrily ahead, his bow and arrow held in hand.

We have now covered up to Doha 52 of Lanka Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXXVIII

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram jai Ram jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

परिहरि बयरु देहु बैदेही। भजहु कृपानिधि परम सनेही।।
ताके बचन बान सम लागे। करिआ मुह करि जाहि अभागे।।
बूढ़ भएसि न त मरतेउँ तोही। अब जनि नयन देखावसि मोही।।
तेहि अपने मन अस अनुमाना। बध्यो चहत एहि कृपानिधाना।।
सो उठि गयउ कहत दुर्बादा। तब सकोप बोलेउ घननादा।।
कौतुक प्रात देखिअहु मोरा। करिहउँ बहुत कहौं का थोरा।।
सुनि सुत बचन भरोसा आवा। प्रीति समेत अंक बैठावा।।
करत बिचार भयउ भिनुसारा। लागे कपि पुनि चहूँ दुआरा।।
कोपि कपिन्ह दुर्घट गढ़ु घेरा। नगर कोलाहलु भयउ घनेरा।।
बिबिधायुध धर निसिचर धाए। गढ़ ते पर्बत सिखर ढहाए।।

We covered up to Doha 48 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Malyavant concluded by saying to Ravan, “Now shun animosity towards Ram and unite Vaidehi back with Shri Ram and devote yourself in worship of the Merciful Lord who is most lovable and is most sincere in loving back.”

Ravan felt the words of Malyavant like piercing arrows and retorted, “O Luckless One, blacken your face and go away. you are now old otherwise I would have killed you; make sure that you don’t ever show me your face.”

Malyavant thought that its now certain that the Gracious Lord wants to eliminate the rogue fellow and therefore left the scene mouthing bad words for Ravan. At this stage Meghnad, the son of Ravan angrily declared, “you will now see the miracles that i am going to perform tomorrow morning; it would be so wondrous that i better not speak about it beforehand.”

The words of the son somewhat placated Ravan and he affectionately pulled him to sit in his lap. Till the break of the day all of them kept reflecting on and mulling over the situation. The armies of monkeys once again flocked near the four gates of the fort by this time; they displayed their anger and seized the fort. This made the town badly uproarious. the demons also rushed to attack duly armed with various kinds of weapons; they also began to roll down big boulders from above.

छं0-ढाहे महीधर सिखर कोटिन्ह बिबिध बिधि गोला चले।
घहरात जिमि पबिपात गर्जत जनु प्रलय के बादले।।
मर्कट बिकट भट जुटत कटत न लटत तन जर्जर भए।
गहि सैल तेहि गढ़ पर चलावहिं जहँ सो तहँ निसिचर हए।।
दो0-मेघनाद सुनि श्रवन अस गढ़ु पुनि छेंका आइ।
उतर्यो बीर दुर्ग तें सन्मुख चल्यो बजाइ।।49।।

Hurling big pieces picked from mountain tops and bombing profusely in innumerable ways, the yelling demons presented a scene that resembled the sky full with thunderous booms and resounding noise of the clouds that may consume the universe. Violent and bold monkey warriors combated with their counterparts; though their bodies got wounded and battered yet they did not display weakness. Picking the mountain pieces they hurled them back at the fort and in this process where ever they dropped they killed demons.

When Meghnad learned of this repeated assault by monkeys on the fort, he emerged from the fort to confront them directly.

We have now covered up to Doha 49 of Lanka Kand.
कहँ कोसलाधीस द्वौ भ्राता। धन्वी सकल लोक बिख्याता।।
कहँ नल नील दुबिद सुग्रीवा। अंगद हनूमंत बल सींवा।।
कहाँ बिभीषनु भ्राताद्रोही। आजु सबहि हठि मारउँ ओही।।
अस कहि कठिन बान संधाने। अतिसय क्रोध श्रवन लगि ताने।।
सर समुह सो छाड़ै लागा। जनु सपच्छ धावहिं बहु नागा।।
जहँ तहँ परत देखिअहिं बानर। सन्मुख होइ न सके तेहि अवसर।।
जहँ तहँ भागि चले कपि रीछा। बिसरी सबहि जुद्ध कै ईछा।।
सो कपि भालु न रन महँ देखा। कीन्हेसि जेहि न प्रान अवसेषा।।
दो0-दस दस सर सब मारेसि परे भूमि कपि बीर।
सिंहनाद करि गर्जा मेघनाद बल धीर।।50।।

Meghnad called out, “where are the two brothers, the lords of Kaushala who are world renowned archers; where are Nal, Neel, Dwivid and Sugreev, where are the bravest Angad and Hanuman.  Where is the traitor Vibhishan who rebelled against his own brother. I am hell bent on killing them all today.” saying thus Meghnad aimed many potentially damaging arrows and pulled the string of his bow up to his ear and dispatched a volley of arrows each time. These arrows looked like serpents with wings racing forth. Now the monkeys could be seen falling here and there and none could summon courage to face them. The bears and monkeys ran helter skelter and all now had their will to fight diminished. There was not one bear or monkey who could be seen with life left in him.

Meghnad, a patient and brave fighter, hit with ten-ten arrows each one of the brave monkey fighters and felled them on ground and roared like a lion.

(Meghnad had defeated Indra and Indra is supposed to be ruling deity of the mind, mind is the controller of the ten organs, for sensing and performing, of beings; hitting with ten arrows means that all senses feeding the mind were numbed by Meghnad and the mind became powerless, with mind gone the determination to fight disappeared. Senses controlled by mind may help in spiritual progress but if destroyed, they are no more conducive to it.)

we have now covered up to Doha 50 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki jai!

Shri jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut hanuman Ki jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krsihna Khandelwal