Ramcharit Charcha DXCVI

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

प्रभु पद पंकज नावहिं सीसा। गरजहिं भालु महाबल कीसा।।
देखी राम सकल कपि सेना। चितइ कृपा करि राजिव नैना।।
राम कृपा बल पाइ कपिंदा। भए पच्छजुत मनहुँ गिरिंदा।।
हरषि राम तब कीन्ह पयाना। सगुन भए सुंदर सुभ नाना।।
जासु सकल मंगलमय कीती। तासु पयान सगुन यह नीती।।
प्रभु पयान जाना बैदेहीं। फरकि बाम अँग जनु कहि देहीं।।
जोइ जोइ सगुन जानकिहि होई। असगुन भयउ रावनहि सोई।।
चला कटकु को बरनैं पारा। गर्जहि बानर भालु अपारा।।
नख आयुध गिरि पादपधारी। चले गगन महि इच्छाचारी।।
केहरिनाद भालु कपि करहीं। डगमगाहिं दिग्गज चिक्करहीं।।

We covered up to Doha 34 of Sundar Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

The mighty bears and monkeys bowed their heads down at the lotus feet of the Lord and made roaring noise. Shri Ram first took stock of the army of monkeys and then looked at them with a gracious glance with His lotus eyes. Armed with the grace of Shri Ram the monkeys became mountain like and looked like they now had wings. Shri Ram then happily set out along with His army of monkeys when many auspicious omens occurred and why not as an expedition of some one whose all actions involve good of all is ought to signal only good times ahead in the end.

Vaidehi Sita also had inkling about the commencement of Lord’s journey, all her left side limbs began to throb confirming the same.  While left limbs of Janki throbbed and were good omens for her being a woman, the left side limbs of Ravan also throbbed but were bad omens for him being a man (as popular belief is like that only). The army that was on march was of immense proportion and beyond description; the members of that army, the bears and monkey, made an unending roar all through. These warriors had nails, trees and mountain rocks as arms and moved as if flying in all directions as they willed. The roaring of bears and monkeys like lions made the divine elephants, standing as guards in all directions, trumpeted loudly as response.
छं0-चिक्करहिं दिग्गज डोल महि गिरि लोल सागर खरभरे।
मन हरष सभ गंधर्ब सुर मुनि नाग किन्नर दुख टरे।।
कटकटहिं मर्कट बिकट भट बहु कोटि कोटिन्ह धावहीं।
जय राम प्रबल प्रताप कोसलनाथ गुन गन गावहीं।।1।।
सहि सक न भार उदार अहिपति बार बारहिं मोहई।
गह दसन पुनि पुनि कमठ पृष्ट कठोर सो किमि सोहई।।
रघुबीर रुचिर प्रयान प्रस्थिति जानि परम सुहावनी।
जनु कमठ खर्पर सर्पराज सो लिखत अबिचल पावनी।।2।।
दो0-एहि बिधि जाइ कृपानिधि उतरे सागर तीर।
जहँ तहँ लागे खान फल भालु बिपुल कपि बीर।।35।।

The guarding elephants trumpeted, the earth began to rock and the oceans churned on account of march of the army of Shri Ram. This made the Gandharvas, the gods, the Munis, the Nagas and the Kinnars joyful for they now felt that end of their troubles was in sight. Monkeys as formidable soldiers numbering millions ground their teeth as they rushed to climb up and down. They sang the glories and virtues of Koshalnath Shri Ram and hailed Him for His immense influence, might and valor in their own way.

The powerful Sheshnag, the king of serpents, found himself insufficient to balance the earth disturbed on account of movement of troops and got confused every now and then (as it was phenomenon never experienced by him) and time and again wanted to catch hold of the back of the celestial tortoise but failed as it was hard to pierce. The scratch mark on the back of tortoise seemed to be scripting the lovely and sacred story of the expedition of Raghubeer Shri Ram as a permanent imprint.

This is how the most merciful Lord arrived at the sea shore and camped there; the large bodied bears and monkeys, all of them brave, saw it an occasion to satiate hunger and began eating fruits (no fighting force will be effective on an empty stomach after all).

We have now covered up to Doha 35 of Sundar Kand.


Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!



Krishna Khandelwal


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