Ramcharit Charcha DCLXIV

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 88 in Lanka Kand of Ramcharit Mans of Tulidas in the last post and this is further to it.

देवन्ह प्रभुहि पयादें देखा। उपजा उर अति छोभ बिसेषा।।
सुरपति निज रथ तुरत पठावा। हरष सहित मातलि लै आवा।।
तेज पुंज रथ दिब्य अनूपा। हरषि चढ़े कोसलपुर भूपा।।
चंचल तुरग मनोहर चारी। अजर अमर मन सम गतिकारी।।
रथारूढ़ रघुनाथहि देखी। धाए कपि बलु पाइ बिसेषी।।
सही न जाइ कपिन्ह कै मारी। तब रावन माया बिस्तारी।।
सो माया रघुबीरहि बाँची। लछिमन कपिन्ह सो मानी साँची।।
देखी कपिन्ह निसाचर अनी। अनुज सहित बहु कोसलधनी।।

The gods saw the Lord fighting on foot and felt very dejected in their heart (for the Lord was there only to eliminate their tormentor Ravan). The chief of gods Indra (who is  the deity related to mind) promptly ordered that his own chariot be deployed in service of the Lord and Matali, the driver, did as told with pleasure. This chariot was heavenly splendorous and one of its kind; Shri Ram king of Kaushalpur, got on to it happily (Shri Ram  accepted it because refusal would have been expression of vanity though He would have won the battle even otherwise. Also mind has capacity to run fast in many directions but when the mental equipment are offered to follow the command of the Lord it becomes very useful and delivers finest results). It was driven by four nice looking horses which had speed matching the speed of one’s mind which is represented by Indra, the chief of gods who is known to be never getting old or to die (mind has capacity to run fast in any direction. When the monkeys saw the master of Raghus mounted on a chariot, they had their strength surging up and they charged ahead with renewed force.

Failing to withstand the onslaught of the monkeys, Ravan extended his Maya and it influenced monkeys as also Lakshman while it had no effect on the brave Raghu Shri Ram. The monkeys saw on the opposite side a whole army of monkeys led by numerous pairs of Lakshman and the King of Kaushala.

छं0-बहु राम लछिमन देखि मर्कट भालु मन अति अपडरे।
जनु चित्र लिखित समेत लछिमन जहँ सो तहँ चितवहिं खरे।।
निज सेन चकित बिलोकि हँसि सर चाप सजि कोसल धनी।
माया हरी हरि निमिष महुँ हरषी सकल मर्कट अनी।।
दो0-बहुरि राम सब तन चितइ बोले बचन गँभीर।
द्वंदजुद्ध देखहु सकल श्रमित भए अति बीर।।89।।

The monkeys became very fearful seeing multiple of Ram and Lakshman and Lakshman too stood absolutely still watching this phenomenon. The King of Kauhala however smiled noting that His people had become wonderstruck and dumbfounded (watching this illusory and unreal thing; it is not uncommon for the ordinary as also the extra-ordinary people to come to believe existence of multiple Lords in times of distress but the Lord is always unique without a parallel). Lord Hari then smashed the spell of Maya in an instant making His own army of monkeys regain a happy state (we are happy only when by Lord’s grace we have overcome the influence of Maya i e influence of charms and fears of this unreal world.

Shri Ram then looked towards all and spoke in serious tone some words asking them to watch with interest the duel between Himself and Ravan as these brave fighters were now very fatigued after a long spell of fighting (the Lord wishes each one of His servants to fight according to his strength in line with His desire and never fails to take charge when they are nearly exhausted).

We have now covered up to Doha 89 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

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Ramcharit Charcha DCLXIII

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 Si Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

We covered up to Doha 87 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manass of Tulsida in the last post and this is further to it.

मज्जहि भूत पिसाच बेताला। प्रमथ महा झोटिंग कराला।।
काक कंक लै भुजा उड़ाहीं। एक ते छीनि एक लै खाहीं।।
एक कहहिं ऐसिउ सौंघाई। सठहु तुम्हार दरिद्र न जाई।।
कहँरत भट घायल तट गिरे। जहँ तहँ मनहुँ अर्धजल परे।।
खैंचहिं गीध आँत तट भए। जनु बंसी खेलत चित दए।।
बहु भट बहहिं चढ़े खग जाहीं। जनु नावरि खेलहिं सरि माहीं।।
जोगिनि भरि भरि खप्पर संचहिं। भूत पिसाच बधू नभ नंचहिं।।
भट कपाल करताल बजावहिं। चामुंडा नाना बिधि गावहिं।।
जंबुक निकर कटक्कट कट्टहिं। खाहिं हुआहिं अघाहिं दपट्टहिं।।
कोटिन्ह रुंड मुंड बिनु डोल्लहिं। सीस परे महि जय जय बोल्लहिं।।
छं0-बोल्लहिं जो जय जय मुंड रुंड प्रचंड सिर बिनु धावहीं।
खप्परिन्ह खग्ग अलुज्झि जुज्झहिं सुभट भटन्ह ढहावहीं।।
बानर निसाचर निकर मर्दहिं राम बल दर्पित भए।
संग्राम अंगन सुभट सोवहिं राम सर निकरन्हि हए।।
दो0-रावन हृदयँ बिचारा भा निसिचर संघार।
मैं अकेल कपि भालु बहु माया करौं अपार।।88।।

Spirits, ghosts and incorporeal beings of all kinds had a field day on the battlefield.  Cows and vultures took to skies with severed arms of soldiers and also remained engaged in game of snatching from each other. Some said to others, “O Fools, will you still feel deprived and wanting when such plentiful supply of what we long for is at hand.” Badly wounded and crying, the brave soldiers were lying on the banks of river (the bloody river), half of their bodies out of the flowing liquid and half in (as if expecting liberation in their final hour on earth being near a waterbody); vultures pulled parts out of their open stomachs like the fishermen pick fishes. The birds played sitting on the flowing bodies of dead soldiers as if enjoying boat-ride.

The Yoginis (female Tantriks) collected blood using human skulls while the married female spirits and vamps danced in sky joyfully. Chamundas (associated with Goddess Durga) sung variety songs while clattering with skulls of departed warriors. The hyenas and wolfs yelled and made noise striking their teeth while dragging and tearing in to dead bodies and eating it to their satisfaction. Numerous headless bodies danced while the severed heads fallen on ground still made calls for victory.

It was scene where heads shouted ‘jai jai’ (victory to their side) and the headless bodies danced. The birds engaged themselves with dead bodies while the warriors kept busy felling their counterparts. Strengthened by the might of Ram, the Lord, the monkeys kept crushing hoards of demons. In the battleground many soldiers seemed as if they would now eternally sleep (liberated totally and never to come back) after being slain by the arrows of Shri Ram.

At this stage of fight Ravan thought that it was almost complete annihilation of demons fighting on his side and only he remains to fight hence it would be in fitness of things for him to resort to Mayic machinations i e illusive technique of war, extending it to the maximum extent.

We have now covered up to Doha 88 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

Haiom,

Kishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCLXII

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 86 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

एहीं बीच निसाचर अनी। कसमसात आई अति घनी।
देखि चले सन्मुख कपि भट्टा। प्रलयकाल के जनु घन घट्टा।।
बहु कृपान तरवारि चमंकहिं। जनु दहँ दिसि दामिनीं दमंकहिं।।
गज रथ तुरग चिकार कठोरा। गर्जहिं मनहुँ बलाहक घोरा।।
कपि लंगूर बिपुल नभ छाए। मनहुँ इंद्रधनु उए सुहाए।।
उठइ धूरि मानहुँ जलधारा। बान बुंद भै बृष्टि अपारा।।
दुहुँ दिसि पर्बत करहिं प्रहारा। बज्रपात जनु बारहिं बारा।।
रघुपति कोपि बान झरि लाई। घायल भै निसिचर समुदाई।।
लागत बान बीर चिक्करहीं। घुर्मि घुर्मि जहँ तहँ महि परहीं।।
स्त्रवहिं सैल जनु निर्झर भारी। सोनित सरि कादर भयकारी।।
छं0-कादर भयंकर रुधिर सरिता चली परम अपावनी।
दोउ कूल दल रथ रेत चक्र अबर्त बहति भयावनी।।
जल जंतुगज पदचर तुरग खर बिबिध बाहन को गने।
सर सक्ति तोमर सर्प चाप तरंग चर्म कमठ घने।।
दो0-बीर परहिं जनु तीर तरु मज्जा बहु बह फेन।
कादर देखि डरहिं तहँ सुभटन्ह के मन चेन।।87।।

While Shri Ram was preparing Himself for a big offensive, the army of demons, chagrined and charged, came forward for the fight. Observing the movement of the opposite army the monkey warriors also took positions in front presenting a sight like the clouds of the final day of annihilation. The swords and daggers shined like lightening in all ten directions. Elephants and the horses made big and menacing noises and movement of chariots added to it creating an atmosphere of thundering clouds. The big sized monkeys and apes of different hues jumping up in the sky seemed like beautiful rainbows coming up to decorate sky. The dust rose up like shoots of water and the arrows dropped like raindrops. The mountain rocks were used as weapons by both sides, their impact sounded like lightening striking repeatedly.

Raghupati Shri Ram, now angry, shot arrows in a continuous stream which hurt the hoards of demon; struck by arrows the even the brave among the army of demons screamed and bellowed only to fall to ground badly swayed. Blood oozed from giant bodies of demons like waterfall from mountains creating a river of blood which could have made the cowards very scared and terrified.

The unholy river of blood flowed that would cringe the weaklings; the two warring sides were its banks and the spinning wheels of the chariots formed it whirlpools. The elephants, horses and mules together with the foot soldiers were like the marine animals appearing in the middle of floating hardware of broken carriers. Arms, arrows and maces looked like serpents and tortoises.

The brave soldiers were falling like trees on the banks of the river of blood, the bone marrow formed its froth; while it presented a dreadful sight for the weak and meek but it was some thing to enthuse the strong willed warriors.

We have now covered up to Doha 87 of Lanka Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut hanuman ki Jai!

Sant Samaj ko Pranam!

Goswami tulssidass ki jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

 

Ramcharit Charcha DCLXI

II Shree Guruvey namah II

 

Jai Shi 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 85 of Lanka kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulssidass in the last post and this is further to it.

चलत होहिं अति असुभ भयंकर। बैठहिं गीध उड़ाइ सिरन्ह पर।।
भयउ कालबस काहु न माना। कहेसि बजावहु जुद्ध निसाना।।
चली तमीचर अनी अपारा। बहु गज रथ पदाति असवारा।।
प्रभु सन्मुख धाए खल कैंसें। सलभ समूह अनल कहँ जैंसें।।
इहाँ देवतन्ह अस्तुति कीन्ही। दारुन बिपति हमहि एहिं दीन्ही।।
अब जनि राम खेलावहु एही। अतिसय दुखित होति बैदेही।।
देव बचन सुनि प्रभु मुसकाना। उठि रघुबीर सुधारे बाना।
जटा जूट दृढ़ बाँधै माथे। सोहहिं सुमन बीच बिच गाथे।।
अरुन नयन बारिद तनु स्यामा। अखिल लोक लोचनाभिरामा।।
कटितट परिकर कस्यो निषंगा। कर कोदंड कठिन सारंगा।।

When Ravan moved back to the battlefield, angry and dejected, many bed omens began to take place. The vultures started to fly over his head. He did not heed advice of anyone that he must stop, death knell seemed to have rung for him. He instructed for war time music to be played. His army of vast proportions moved which included elephants, chariots, cavalry and foot soldiers. They all rushed towards the Lord in a manner like swarm of flying insects towards fire (only to meet their end).

The gods at this stage began to pray, “This vile character has given us horrible times and big troubles. O Ram (the Lord) you may better not play with him; Vaidehi Sita is vey sad and is in dire state.” The Lord smiled listening to the gods and got up to arrange His bow and arrows but first he firmly tied up His matted locks over head which looked beautiful as flowers were tucked between layers. His eyes became reddish and his body looked dark like water-laden clouds. He now looked most charming to eyes of all in the universe. He tied quiver to waist with a piece of cloth and took hold of tough and formidable bow of His, popularly known as ‘Shraang’ .
छं0-सारंग कर सुंदर निषंग सिलीमुखाकर कटि कस्यो।
भुजदंड पीन मनोहरायत उर धरासुर पद लस्यो।।
कह दास तुलसी जबहिं प्रभु सर चाप कर फेरन लगे।
ब्रह्मांड दिग्गज कमठ अहि महि सिंधु भूधर डगमगे।।
दो0-सोभा देखि हरषि सुर बरषहिं सुमन अपार।
जय जय जय करुनानिधि छबि बल गुन आगार।।86।।

The Lord now had Shrang in hand, had a quiver with ample supply of arrows tied to waist; His arms were strong while chest broad and beautiful as it had mark of foot of a Brahmin (Bhrigu Rishi). Tulsi, His servant, says, “when the Lord’s hands played with bow and arrow, the elephants guarding the quarter, the divine tortoise and Sesha, the serpent god, as well as the earth and oceans began to lose balance sensing prelude of the event of immense magnitude to take place.”

The gods happily showered lots of flowers when they saw the immensely charming persona of the Lord in battlefield ready to fight the demon and said “Glory to You, glory to You, glory to You, O Abundantly Merciful Lord, You are treasure of beauty and charm, of strength and might, and of goodness and virtues.”

We have now covered up to Doha 86 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Paranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HaiOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCLX

II Shee Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shrri 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 84 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulssidas in the last post and this is further to it.

इहाँ बिभीषन सब सुधि पाई। सपदि जाइ रघुपतिहि सुनाई।।
नाथ करइ रावन एक जागा। सिद्ध भएँ नहिं मरिहि अभागा।।
पठवहु नाथ बेगि भट बंदर। करहिं बिधंस आव दसकंधर।।
प्रात होत प्रभु सुभट पठाए। हनुमदादि अंगद सब धाए।।
कौतुक कूदि चढ़े कपि लंका। पैठे रावन भवन असंका।।
जग्य करत जबहीं सो देखा। सकल कपिन्ह भा क्रोध बिसेषा।।
रन ते निलज भाजि गृह आवा। इहाँ आइ बक ध्यान लगावा।।
अस कहि अंगद मारा लाता। चितव न सठ स्वारथ मन राता।।
छं0-नहिं चितव जब करि कोप कपि गहि दसन लातन्ह मारहीं।
धरि केस नारि निकारि बाहेर तेऽतिदीन पुकारहीं।।
तब उठेउ क्रुद्ध कृतांत सम गहि चरन बानर डारई।
एहि बीच कपिन्ह बिधंस कृत मख देखि मन महुँ हारई।।
दो0-जग्य बिधंसि कुसल कपि आए रघुपति पास।
चलेउ निसाचर क्रुर्द्ध होइ त्यागि जिवन कै आस।।85।।m

Vibhishan got to know all about what Ravan had set out to do through his connections in Lanka and told Shri Ram about it with sense of urgency.; he said, “O Master, Ravan is now doing a Yagna when that gets accomplished, that mean an miserable person would not be killed. The need of hour is to send a contingent of monkey soldiers who can destroy his ill-intentioned ritualistic exercise which will draw him out of his hiding.”

Right in the morning, the Lord sent accomplished soldiers in his team including Hanuman and Angad who could jump over in side Lanka as a matter of play and entered Ravan’s palace without any hesitation or doubt (Hanuman had already become conversant with its lay-out in his earlier visit). There they found Ravan busy with the rituals connected with Yagna and all of them got intensely angry. Angad exclaimed, “O Shameless Ravan, you ran away from the battlefield and are hiding in your home and on top of it now sitting in false kind of meditation like a heron,” and with these words Angad hit Ravan with his foot but the one who had only his self interest guiding him at that moment did not even cast his glance in Angad’s direction (Ravan was a vile person and was very arrogant by nature but still such people are so mired in their self interest as to give their pride a back seat when their self interest is at stake).

When the monkeys noted him remaining unmoved they bit him with teeth to hold and hit with feet duly charged with anger. They then caught Ravan’s women by hair and dragged them out who helplessly and woefully cried. This made Ravan charge like death towards monkeys and hurl them by catching their legs (Ravan could control himself with an eye on his interest earlier but here a one who took no heed for respecting women of others was upset too much when his own protected women suffered as he was very lustful and prospect of being a subject of ridicule by his own women due to not helping them in distress was too much; weakness of any kind brings disaster). In the mean time monkeys got opportunity to destroy all paraphernalia useful for performance of ritual connected with Yagna; this made Ravan have a sense of defeat.

The monkeys returned, unhurt, to Raghupati Shri Ram and Ravan, the night-roaming rascal, on the other hand left for battlefield very enraged and without hoping to live any longer.

We have now covered up to Doha 85 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 DCLIX

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 83 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulida in the last post and this is further to it.

जानु टेकि कपि भूमि न गिरा। उठा सँभारि बहुत रिस भरा।।
मुठिका एक ताहि कपि मारा। परेउ सैल जनु बज्र प्रहारा।।
मुरुछा गै बहोरि सो जागा। कपि बल बिपुल सराहन लागा।।
धिग धिग मम पौरुष धिग मोही। जौं तैं जिअत रहेसि सुरद्रोही।।
अस कहि लछिमन कहुँ कपि ल्यायो। देखि दसानन बिसमय पायो।।
कह रघुबीर समुझु जियँ भ्राता। तुम्ह कृतांत भच्छक सुर त्राता।।
सुनत बचन उठि बैठ कृपाला। गई गगन सो सकति कराला।।
पुनि कोदंड बान गहि धाए। रिपु सन्मुख अति आतुर आए।।

Hit by Ravan, Hanuman, the monkey, did not fall to ground rather he managed to get up carefully taking weight on his knee and was now very furious. Hanuman, the monkey, hit back Ravan a blow which landed on body of Ravan as bolt from blue on a mountain. Ravan felt dizzy first then recovered and appreciated the immensity of strength possessed by Hanuman, the monkey. Hanuman on the other hand felt ashamed of himself and of his valour that the adversary of gods was still alive even after his punch. So reflecting, Hanuman, the monkey, brought Lakhman back and this surprised Ravan (because Ravan had failed to move body of Lakhman but Hanuman did it ordinarily; Hanuman as a celibate and an abstainer and servant of the Lord could well carry the burden of the dispassion embodied in person of Lakhman).

Raghubeer Shri Ram just went near Lakhman and whispered in his ear, “O Brother, just reflect within that you are none else than eater of death itself and you are the saviour of god (thus Lakhman was reminded who he really was).” Lakhman, the kind-hearted, got up as soon as he listened the words of Ram, the Lord (a kind-hearted person never sits back after being reminded of duty of helping those who are in trouble) and the effect of the fierce Shakti (weapon and potential) used by Ravan went back to heaven where it came from. Lakhman rushed once again with bow and arrow in hand and reached in front of enemy (Ravan) with a lot of anxiousness.

छं0-आतुर बहोरि बिभंजि स्यंदन सूत हति ब्याकुल कियो।
गिर् यो धरनि दसकंधर बिकलतर बान सत बेध्यो हियो।।
सारथी दूसर घालि रथ तेहि तुरत लंका लै गयो।
रघुबीर बंधु प्रताप पुंज बहोरि प्रभु चरनन्हि नयो।।
दो0-उहाँ दसानन जागि करि करै लाग कछु जग्य।
राम बिरोध बिजय चह सठ हठ बस अति अग्य।।84।।

Lakhman later badly hurt the charioteer and destroyed the chariot which made Ravan fall to ground and further increased his discomfort by piercing his chest with hundred arrows. The charioteer managed to bring another chariot and putting Ravan in it promptly took him to Lanka. The most glorious brother of Raghuveer then bowed at feet of the Lord.

Back in Lanka Ravan regained consciousness and set down to perform some ritualistic exercise (Yagna); the unknowing stubborn fool wished for victory though was acting against Ram, the Lord (the victory can finally come only to those who act in consonance with Lord’s will).

(The war in Lanka is representative of the war within; some times the vile tendencies rule the heart and some time the divine qualities win. If one remembers true nature of self the divine side gets back its fighting power and when one comes under influence of the world and its attractions, the vile tendencies get emboldened.)

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

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawanut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Praanam!
Goswami Tulidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCLVIII

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 82 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

रे खल का मारसि कपि भालू। मोहि बिलोकु तोर मैं कालू।।
खोजत रहेउँ तोहि सुतघाती। आजु निपाति जुड़ावउँ छाती।।
अस कहि छाड़ेसि बान प्रचंडा। लछिमन किए सकल सत खंडा।।
कोटिन्ह आयुध रावन डारे। तिल प्रवान करि काटि निवारे।।
पुनि निज बानन्ह कीन्ह प्रहारा। स्यंदनु भंजि सारथी मारा।।
सत सत सर मारे दस भाला। गिरि सृंगन्ह जनु प्रबिसहिं ब्याला।।
पुनि सत सर मारा उर माहीं। परेउ धरनि तल सुधि कछु नाहीं।।
उठा प्रबल पुनि मुरुछा जागी। छाड़िसि ब्रह्म दीन्हि जो साँगी।।
छं0-सो ब्रह्म दत्त प्रचंड सक्ति अनंत उर लागी सही।
पर्यो बीर बिकल उठाव दसमुख अतुल बल महिमा रही।।
ब्रह्मांड भवन बिराज जाकें एक सिर जिमि रज कनी।
तेहि चह उठावन मूढ़ रावन जान नहिं त्रिभुअन धनी।।
दो0-देखि पवनसुत धायउ बोलत बचन कठोर।
आवत कपिहि हन्यो तेहिं मुष्टि प्रहार प्रघोर।।83।।

Challenging Ravan, Lakshman said, “O Fool, what purpose you are hitting and killing these bears and monkeys, look at me as I am your death not them.” Listening so Ravan replied, “O Killer of My Son, I have really been looking for you, today I will breath easy after finishing you off.” Ravan then sent forth very deadly arrows which however were converted in to small pieces by Lakshman. Ravan then dropped other kinds of weapon on Lakshman in innumerable numbers which too were reduced to dust by Lakshman.

Thereafter Lakshman hit Ravan with his own arrows and killed the charioteer of Ravan as well as destroyed his chariot. Lakshman then embedded hundred arrows in each of the ten heads of Ravan presenting a site like serpents hissing at mountain peaks. Later Lakshman hit with a hundred arrows the middle of Ravan’s chest making him unconscious and fall to ground. Ravan was however strong and therefore recovered quickly and used the mighty weapon that had been given to him by Brahma, the creator as reward for his Tapasya to please Brahma.

The potential weapon gifted by Brahma hit the heart region of Anant Lakshman and that brave fighter fell getting badly hurt by its impact. Ten-Mouthed Ravan, who carried reputation of having immense strength, tried to lift Lakshma’s body but miserably failed. Ravan, a veritable fool, didn’t know that Lakshman as Sheshnag was the one who happened to be balancer of all the three spheres and this universe rested over one of his heads like a small spec of dust.

When Hanuman saw all this happening he rushed to save Lakshman while speaking in loud challenging words but Ravan gave the monkey a hard hit with his fist.

(Here the message is that the creator has given every one present in this world a tendency that lusts for consumption and pleasure and this is that powerful weapon in hand of Ravan; the creator has also given a weakness to everyone who has come in human form and can be made to fall for allurements, it might affect for a while even those who have divine connection and are servants of the Supreme Lord but would be helped out of its influence by another one of the same category.)

We have now covered up to Doha 83 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami tulsias Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCLVII

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 81 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharan Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

धायउ परम क्रुद्ध दसकंधर। सन्मुख चले हूह दै बंदर।।
गहि कर पादप उपल पहारा। डारेन्हि ता पर एकहिं बारा।।
लागहिं सैल बज्र तन तासू। खंड खंड होइ फूटहिं आसू।।
चला न अचल रहा रथ रोपी। रन दुर्मद रावन अति कोपी।।
इत उत झपटि दपटि कपि जोधा। मर्दै लाग भयउ अति क्रोधा।।
चले पराइ भालु कपि नाना। त्राहि त्राहि अंगद हनुमाना।।
पाहि पाहि रघुबीर गोसाई। यह खल खाइ काल की नाई।।
तेहि देखे कपि सकल पराने। दसहुँ चाप सायक संधाने।।
छं0-संधानि धनु सर निकर छाड़ेसि उरग जिमि उड़ि लागहीं।
रहे पूरि सर धरनी गगन दिसि बिदसि कहँ कपि भागहीं।।
भयो अति कोलाहल बिकल कपि दल भालु बोलहिं आतुरे।
रघुबीर करुना सिंधु आरत बंधु जन रच्छक हरे।।
दो0-निज दल बिकल देखि कटि कसि निषंग धनु हाथ।
लछिमन चले क्रुद्ध होइ नाइ राम पद माथ।।82।।

Ravan then rushed to fight getting in to most heightened angry mood; the monkeys also confronted with cheerful giggle. They picked trees and mountain rocks and hurled them all together on Ravan. The rocks broke in to pieces after hitting Ravan’s firm body; Ravan did not flinch rather stayed put with his car, he was now angry as well was badly intoxicated with fever of fighting. He challenged and threatened monkey warriors on his left and right and began to crush them with reckless fury gripping his psyche.

The monkeys and bears now had to run to escape and they called Angad and Hanuman to save them. They sought refuge in ultimate Master Raghubeer Shri Ram asking for being rescued as Ravan  was eating them away like Kaal i e death does. Ravan also noted that all the monkeys were running away from him and therefore readied all his ten bows with arrows in place.

Ravan then discharged volley of arrows from his bows which hit the monkeys like flying reptiles; the arrows filled all ten directions and earth and heaven leaving no quarter for escape for monkeys. Now it was hue and cry all around when the bears and monkeys cried in pain and panic calling out to Raghubeer, the ocean of mercy, describing him as helper of the dismayed, saviour of all and capable of stealing away discomfiture of any kind.

When Lakshman took note of plight of soldiers on his own side, he tied quiver to waist and took bow in hand and bowed down at feet of Shri Ram before he left the place sufficiently angered.

(Some anger is necessary when one has to physically fight but being madly furious is not helpful; Lashman knows this but Ravan does not; the dispassionate can control anger, the passionate can not.)

We have now covered up to Doha 82 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 DCLVI

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 80 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

सुर ब्रह्मादि सिद्ध मुनि नाना। देखत रन नभ चढ़े बिमाना।।
हमहू उमा रहे तेहि संगा। देखत राम चरित रन रंगा।।
सुभट समर रस दुहु दिसि माते। कपि जयसील राम बल ताते।।
एक एक सन भिरहिं पचारहिं। एकन्ह एक मर्दि महि पारहिं।।
मारहिं काटहिं धरहिं पछारहिं। सीस तोरि सीसन्ह सन मारहिं।।
उदर बिदारहिं भुजा उपारहिं। गहि पद अवनि पटकि भट डारहिं।।
निसिचर भट महि गाड़हि भालू। ऊपर ढारि देहिं बहु बालू।।
बीर बलिमुख जुद्ध बिरुद्धे। देखिअत बिपुल काल जनु क्रुद्धे।।

Lord Shiv tells Parvati, “O Uma, Brahma (the creator) and rest of the gods together with Siddhas and Munis were watching the spectacle that war presented from above in their sky-crafts; I too was among them for watching the interesting activities of Shri Ram on the battleground.

“The great warriors on both sides performed interesting feat, the monkeys however were winning mostly because they had been strengthened by the might of Ram, the Lord. They were challenging each other and fighting as duos with intention of one smashing and pushing the other to ground. Hitting and wounding, catching and smashing, even tearing ones’ head apart and banging another’s head with it was going on. Bellies were being ripped open, the arms were being pulled off the bodies and the bodies were being hurled over the ground by grabbing soldiers by their legs. The bears were burying demons underneath the ground and covering the spot with lot of sand. The monkeys were confronting the enemies and looked like giants in death-like fury.”
छं0-क्रुद्धे कृतांत समान कपि तन स्त्रवत सोनित राजहीं।
मर्दहिं निसाचर कटक भट बलवंत घन जिमि गाजहीं।।
मारहिं चपेटन्हि डाटि दातन्ह काटि लातन्ह मीजहीं।
चिक्करहिं मर्कट भालु छल बल करहिं जेहिं खल छीजहीं।।
धरि गाल फारहिं उर बिदारहिं गल अँतावरि मेलहीं।
प्रहलादपति जनु बिबिध तनु धरि समर अंगन खेलहीं।।
धरु मारु काटु पछारु घोर गिरा गगन महि भरि रही।
जय राम जो तृन ते कुलिस कर कुलिस ते कर तृन सही।।
दो0-निज दल बिचलत देखेसि बीस भुजाँ दस चाप।
रथ चढ़ि चलेउ दसानन फिरहु फिरहु करि दाप।।81।।

Resembling Yamraj (the god of death) the furious monkeys were bleeding profusely but were smashing soldiers of demon’s army and roaring like dense clouds in the sky. Through punching, bashing, biting with teeth and kicking, the monkeys intimidated the enemies. The bears and monkeys made harsh and shrill noise and deployed tricks to diminish strength of the vile force of demons. Playing in the theater of war the monkeys tore the cheeks, cut open stomachs and hung their (demon’s) guts over their necks in a way what the Lord of Bhakt Prahlad, Lord Vishnu, had done by taking combined form of lion and human (Narhimh Avatar). Catch, hit, cut and pull down were the calls ranting the atmosphere; victory must belong to Ram, the Lord, who has power to convert a blade of grass in to a deadly weapon and a deadly weapon into a blade of grass (very often we see that weak force wins and strong force is brought to naught, all by the will of the Lord, none can claim that victory is his for taking).

The one holding ten bows in his twenty arms i e Ravan saw his side losing ground and disarrayed and therefore he got on to his car and loudly called out to them ‘come back – come back’.

We have now covered up to Doha 81 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 DCLV

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 80 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.
रावनु रथी बिरथ रघुबीरा। देखि बिभीषन भयउ अधीरा।।
अधिक प्रीति मन भा संदेहा। बंदि चरन कह सहित सनेहा।।
नाथ न रथ नहिं तन पद त्राना। केहि बिधि जितब बीर बलवाना।।
सुनहु सखा कह कृपानिधाना। जेहिं जय होइ सो स्यंदन आना।।
सौरज धीरज तेहि रथ चाका। सत्य सील दृढ़ ध्वजा पताका।।
बल बिबेक दम परहित घोरे। छमा कृपा समता रजु जोरे।।
ईस भजनु सारथी सुजाना। बिरति चर्म संतोष कृपाना।।
दान परसु बुधि सक्ति प्रचंड़ा। बर बिग्यान कठिन कोदंडा।।
अमल अचल मन त्रोन समाना। सम जम नियम सिलीमुख नाना।।
कवच अभेद बिप्र गुर पूजा। एहि सम बिजय उपाय न दूजा।।
सखा धर्ममय अस रथ जाकें। जीतन कहँ न कतहुँ रिपु ताकें।।
दो0-महा अजय संसार रिपु जीति सकइ सो बीर।
जाकें अस रथ होइ दृढ़ सुनहु सखा मतिधीर।।80(क)।।
सुनि प्रभु बचन बिभीषन हरषि गहे पद कंज।
एहि मिस मोहि उपदेसेहु राम कृपा सुख पुंज।।80(ख)।।
उत पचार दसकंधर इत अंगद हनुमान।
लरत निसाचर भालु कपि करि निज निज प्रभु आन।।80(ग)।।

The fight between Ravan and Ram was now to take place but Ravan had a chariot but while Raghuveer Shri Ram was without one and this puzzled Vibhishan. For whom one has excess of love, one tends to get worried for their safety and this was the case with Vibhishan here (though Vibhishan knew that Ram as Lord had no threat from any quarter but was still worried and concerned). Vibhishan prayed at feet of Shri Ram first and then affectionately told Shri Ram, “O Master, you neither have a chariot, nor armour for body and have no protection for feet (i e suitable shoes). Kindly tell how the brave and strong brother of mine is going to be conquered by you.”

Shri Ram then replied, “Listen, O Friend, the chariot that brings victory is a different type of chariot, it has to have valour and patience as its wheels. Further truthfulness and right sober conduct have to form its banner and strong support for banner. Strength and power, discretion and distinction, self control and resilience and inclination for other’s cause and interest in welfare of all should be horses of this chariot that I am talking about.

“Forgiveness, benevolence and equanimity should be cord joining horses to the chariot. The skillful driver (or the guide) should be remembrance of lord and prayers to Him. Here dispassion and contentment are needed as shield and dagger. Charity would be as the sharp weapon in hand here and the intellect and power to deduce would be grand instruments of power. The in-depth knowledge would be like its formidable bow. Steadiness of mind and unwavering attention are like its quiver. The various kinds of arrows are balance, restraint and abstinence, and observance of right routine.

“The impenetrable chain-armour would be reverence for Brahmins and devotion towards Guru. These are the means that lead to victory and nothing else. Friend, who has such a chariot that is full of righteousness and dutifulness has hardly any enemy to win over  ( i e even the enemies drop their animosity in front of person equipped with the qualities described).

“The world itself is an enemy which can hardly be established a win over and he only is really a brave person who can win it; only the one who has a strong chariot of the kind I mentioned would be that brave person, listen you O Friend of Mine, you have a stable mind and intellect.”

Listening to words of the Lord, Vibhishan grabbed the feet of Him in an upbeat manner and said, “O Ram, you are like concentration of mercy and graces that you have taken this occasion to teach and preach me for my benefit.”

On the battle ground, Ravan challenged from one side and Angad and Hanuman from the other side and fight between demons and the bears and monkeys went on keeping the prestige of their respective masters in mind.

We have now covered up to Doha 80 of Lanka Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut hnuman Ki jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krsishna Khandelwal