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

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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

 

 

Ramcharit Chanrcha DCXXXVII

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

सकल मरमु रघुनायक जाना। लिए बोलि अंगद हनुमाना।।
समाचार सब कहि समुझाए। सुनत कोपि कपिकुंजर धाए।।
पुनि कृपाल हँसि चाप चढ़ावा। पावक सायक सपदि चलावा।।
भयउ प्रकास कतहुँ तम नाहीं। ग्यान उदयँ जिमि संसय जाहीं।।
भालु बलीमुख पाइ प्रकासा। धाए हरष बिगत श्रम त्रासा।।
हनूमान अंगद रन गाजे। हाँक सुनत रजनीचर भाजे।।
भागत पट पटकहिं धरि धरनी। करहिं भालु कपि अद्भुत करनी।।
गहि पद डारहिं सागर माहीं। मकर उरग झष धरि धरि खाहीं।।
दो0-कछु मारे कछु घायल कछु गढ़ चढ़े पराइ।
गर्जहिं भालु बलीमुख रिपु दल बल बिचलाइ।।47।।

Raghunayak Shri Ram took stock of the situation and reached the bottom of it all about the trouble that monkeys and bears were now faced with hence called for Angad and Hanuman and apprised them of the situation and instructed what was to be done. The two great monkeys rushed back to rescue the soldiers of their own army. The Gracious Lord smiled quietly and tied string of his bow, placed an arrow on it and sent it forth quickly; it spread light all over and the darkness totally disappeared in the same manner as the doubts disappear right when knowledge (about the ultimate reality) reflects in ones’ heart. As soon as light spread, the monkeys and bears delightfully rushed, after losing fatigue and dropping anxiousness. Learning that Angad and Hanuman were back and were challenging them, the night-roaming demons ran away from there. The bears and monkeys now began to catch their clothes and pull them down and displayed many different astonishing acts like throwing the demons catching them by their legs and dropping in the deep sea where the demons became food for the snakes and alligators and were eaten away.

In this manner some demons died and some climbed over the fort and escaped and the bears and monkeys made roaring sound sending chill down the spine of people on the enemy side.

We have covered up to Doha 47 of Lanka Kand.
निसा जानि कपि चारिउ अनी। आए जहाँ कोसला धनी।।
राम कृपा करि चितवा सबही। भए बिगतश्रम बानर तबही।।
उहाँ दसानन सचिव हँकारे। सब सन कहेसि सुभट जे मारे।।
आधा कटकु कपिन्ह संघारा। कहहु बेगि का करिअ बिचारा।।
माल्यवंत अति जरठ निसाचर। रावन मातु पिता मंत्री बर।।
बोला बचन नीति अति पावन। सुनहु तात कछु मोर सिखावन।।
जब ते तुम्ह सीता हरि आनी। असगुन होहिं न जाहिं बखानी।।
बेद पुरान जासु जसु गायो। राम बिमुख काहुँ न सुख पायो।।
दो0-हिरन्याच्छ भ्राता सहित मधु कैटभ बलवान।
जेहि मारे सोइ अवतरेउ कृपासिंधु भगवान।।48(क)।।
मासपारायण, पचीसवाँ विश्राम
कालरूप खल बन दहन गुनागार घनबोध।
सिव बिरंचि जेहि सेवहिं तासों कवन बिरोध।।48(ख)।।

Now that night fall had really happened, all the four sections of army engaged in war, returned to where the Lord of Kaushala was. Shri Ram, the Lord, threw a benevolent glance over them all and the monkeys felt refreshed instantly.

On the other side, Ravan summoned his ministers and told them who of the great warriors from his side had been slain. He explained that almost half his force had been decimated by the moneys and asked for their considered suggestions to be given quickly for retrieval of situation. Malyavant, a demon now quite aged, who was father of Ravan’s mother and one of the senior ministers, responded by saying words that conveyed the crux of policy that was pure; he told, “Taat, you must listen to my advice with attention; right since you have brought Sita after abducting her, such bad omen are taking place that can’t be narrated easily. None ever had any kind of peace or pleasure by being an adversary of Shri Ram whose virtues and glories have been sung by the Vedas and have been told through Puranas.

“Hairanyaksh, along with his brother Hiranyakashipu was killed by the same merciful Lord who has now appeared on earth as an avatar, He only is the one who killed brave demons known as Madhu and Kaithabh.

“Who controls the death and causes death when spark provided Him is withdrawn, who has come to set fire to the forest consisting of demons and miscreants, who is home to all virtues and who possesses total knowledge and understanding of what goes on and who is served and revered by Lord Shiv and also Brahma, the creator, what kind of confrontation or conflict you may think of against Him.”

This covers up to Doha 48 of Lanka Kand and it is here that the 25th rest for a month long recital takes place.

 

Bhavani Shanakr Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsiad ki Jai!

 

Hariom,

Krishna Khandelwal

 

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXXVI

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

महा महा मुखिआ जे पावहिं। ते पद गहि प्रभु पास चलावहिं।।
कहइ बिभीषनु तिन्ह के नामा। देहिं राम तिन्हहू निज धामा।।
खल मनुजाद द्विजामिष भोगी। पावहिं गति जो जाचत जोगी।।
उमा राम मृदुचित करुनाकर। बयर भाव सुमिरत मोहि निसिचर।।
देहिं परम गति सो जियँ जानी। अस कृपाल को कहहु भवानी।।
अस प्रभु सुनि न भजहिं भ्रम त्यागी। नर मतिमंद ते परम अभागी।।
अंगद अरु हनुमंत प्रबेसा। कीन्ह दुर्ग अस कह अवधेसा।।
लंकाँ द्वौ कपि सोहहिं कैसें। मथहि सिंधु दुइ मंदर जैसें।।
दो0-भुज बल रिपु दल दलमलि देखि दिवस कर अंत।
कूदे जुगल बिगत श्रम आए जहँ भगवंत।।45।।

We covered up to Doha 44 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

The two monkeys, Angad and Hanuman, now in side the fort were dispatching the principal fighters of the enemy side, grabbing them by their feet, to fall near the Lord while Vibhishan kept declaring their respective names to Him. Ram, the Lord, however kindly granted  them too a place in His own abode. These rascals who relished eating ordinary human’s flesh and also of the Dwijas (Brahmins) got the same fate that is longed for by the Yogis. Lord Shiv tells Parvati, “Uma, Ram, the Lord, has a very kind heart and is an ocean of mercy; thinking that may be the demons remember Him with sense of animosity but they do remember Him at least so they should also be given the benefit of ultimate liberation. Who on earth can be called such kind of benefactor, O Bhavani. Who come to know of the Lord of such kind of leaning and still don’t remember Him and worship Him, casting all kinds of reservations and doubts, are really very dim-witted and most unfortunate.”

Shri Ram, the Avadhesh (Lord of Avadh), said to Vibhishan, “It seems that Angad and Hanuman have entered the fort of Lanka and they must be churning there like two Madarachals churning the sea (the out come of churning the sea with Madarachal was the Amrit for the gods, here it will be twice as much for the benefit of gods).”

The duo, after crushing host of people on the enemy side with the might of their arms, jumped out of the fort seeing that it was now end of the day but with out feeling any kind of fatigue (for doing things in line with Lord’s direction and wishes does not tire) and came to the spot where Bhagwan Shri Ram was present (at the end of the day, after doing what was needed one should take his thoughts back to the Lord).

We have now covered up to Doha 45 of Lanka Kand.
प्रभु पद कमल सीस तिन्ह नाए। देखि सुभट रघुपति मन भाए।।
राम कृपा करि जुगल निहारे। भए बिगतश्रम परम सुखारे।।
गए जानि अंगद हनुमाना। फिरे भालु मर्कट भट नाना।।
जातुधान प्रदोष बल पाई। धाए करि दससीस दोहाई।।
निसिचर अनी देखि कपि फिरे। जहँ तहँ कटकटाइ भट भिरे।।
द्वौ दल प्रबल पचारि पचारी। लरत सुभट नहिं मानहिं हारी।।
महाबीर निसिचर सब कारे। नाना बरन बलीमुख भारे।।
सबल जुगल दल समबल जोधा। कौतुक करत लरत करि क्रोधा।।
प्राबिट सरद पयोद घनेरे। लरत मनहुँ मारुत के प्रेरे।।
अनिप अकंपन अरु अतिकाया। बिचलत सेन कीन्हि इन्ह माया।।
भयउ निमिष महँ अति अँधियारा। बृष्टि होइ रुधिरोपल छारा।।
दो0-देखि निबिड़ तम दसहुँ दिसि कपिदल भयउ खभार।
एकहि एक न देखई जहँ तहँ करहिं पुकार।।46।।

Angad and Hanuman bowed down at the lotus feet of the Lord and Raghupati Shri Ram also was happy to see these two formidable soldiers in front. Ram, the Lord, looked at them with His merciful glance and they lost their bodily fatigue too and became most comfortable (resting with thought of Ram brings faster physical rest; the conflicting thoughts result in tiredness of mind and as well as of body ).

Learning about the return of Angad and Hanuman, the rest of monkeys and bears also returned. The demons, now that day was turning in to night, regained their strength (for them night is preferred time for attacks) and raising slogans in name of Ravan they rushed to attack; the retreating monkeys turned back noticing the army of demons in action and gnashing their teeth they engaged themselves in fighting. Soldiers on both sides fought fiercely throwing challenges and no side accepting defeat. The brave demons were of dark complexion and the monkeys and bears, also very brave, had different colors on their faces. Selecting opponent of matching strength, they displayed miraculous feats while fighting with an angry mood. They presented a scene like water laden clouds of rainy season and the autumnal clouds without much water content brushing against each other under pressure of winds (soldiers on one side had love for Lord in their hearts and the other side had no love but hate in their hearts).

Anip, Akampan and Atimaya (Ravan’s progeny), saw their side under some kind of pressure hence deployed their Mayic (delusive tactics) power and suddenly it became totally dark and blood, stones and ashes began to rain from above. This dense darkness in all directions brought disorderliness among the monkeys; they were now unable to see each other and could only call out for attention.

We have now covered up to Doha 46 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivalllabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXXV

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

भय आतुर कपि भागन लागे। जद्यपि उमा जीतिहहिं आगे।।
कोउ कह कहँ अंगद हनुमंता। कहँ नल नील दुबिद बलवंता।।
निज दल बिकल सुना हनुमाना। पच्छिम द्वार रहा बलवाना।।
मेघनाद तहँ करइ लराई। टूट न द्वार परम कठिनाई।।
पवनतनय मन भा अति क्रोधा। गर्जेउ प्रबल काल सम जोधा।।
कूदि लंक गढ़ ऊपर आवा। गहि गिरि मेघनाद कहुँ धावा।।
भंजेउ रथ सारथी निपाता। ताहि हृदय महुँ मारेसि लाता।।
दुसरें सूत बिकल तेहि जाना। स्यंदन घालि तुरत गृह आना।।
दो0-अंगद सुना पवनसुत गढ़ पर गयउ अकेल।
रन बाँकुरा बालिसुत तरकि चढ़ेउ कपि खेल।।43।।

We covered up to Doha 42 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

“The monkeys and bears, now fearful, began to runaway due to surge in assault by demons,” said Lord Shiv, “Uma, they will ultimately win in the end.”

Some called out for Angad, some  for Hanuman, Nal, Neel, Dwivid and Mayank i e all the known brave soldiers in their own team. Hanuman, the brave one, learned of disenchantment  of his own side in the latest round of battle when he was near the western door of the fort. Meghnad was in charge of the assault from enemy side and was posing much difficulty in breaking of the gate. This enraged Pawansut Hanuman to an extreme extent, and then this warrior having as much strength as the lord of death, roared; he climbed right on top of the fort jumping forcefully and holding a piece of the mountain rushed to attach Meghnad. Hanuman broke the chariot of Meghnad and killed the charioteer and struck with his leg at the heart region of Meghnad. The charioteer in waiting carried Meghnad, in state of delirium, in his chariot to safety at home.

When Angad gathered that Hanuman had gone alone on top of the fort, the expert warrior son of King Bali too, now defiant, climbed up there effortlessly (a true friend agitates immediately when he finds his friend in any kind of peril).

This covers up to Doha 43 of Lanka Kand.
जुद्ध बिरुद्ध क्रुद्ध द्वौ बंदर। राम प्रताप सुमिरि उर अंतर।।
रावन भवन चढ़े द्वौ धाई। करहि कोसलाधीस दोहाई।।
कलस सहित गहि भवनु ढहावा। देखि निसाचरपति भय पावा।।
नारि बृंद कर पीटहिं छाती। अब दुइ कपि आए उतपाती।।
कपिलीला करि तिन्हहि डेरावहिं। रामचंद्र कर सुजसु सुनावहिं।।
पुनि कर गहि कंचन के खंभा। कहेन्हि करिअ उतपात अरंभा।।
गर्जि परे रिपु कटक मझारी। लागे मर्दै भुज बल भारी।।
काहुहि लात चपेटन्हि केहू। भजहु न रामहि सो फल लेहू।।
दो0-एक एक सों मर्दहिं तोरि चलावहिं मुंड।
रावन आगें परहिं ते जनु फूटहिं दधि कुंड।।44।।

Now there were two angry monkeys engaged in combat with enemy forces; they however had memory of glories and influence of Shri Ram, the Lord, reflect in their hearts. Later they went over at top of Ravan’s palace proclaiming victory to the Lord Of Kaushala Shri Ram. They brought the palace crumbling down along with its decorative vessels on its top; this brought the master of demons under a frightful spell and his women folk began to beat their bosom and breast and cried that now two mischief-making monkeys had come together. The monkeys also frightened them with their pranks as is natural for moneys and also uttered for their benefit the glories and renown of Shri Ram (which take away fright and worries).

Next they balanced golden pillars in their hands and called out to resumed act of ruination.  Then they growled and jumped right in the midst of enemy formations and began to smash and crush the enemy soldiers with might of their strong hands. They kicked some and thrashed some and admonished them for not chanting name of Ram and therefore suffer the consequence.

Competing with each other Hanuman and Angad killed many and hurled their severed heads which fell right in front of Ravan and burst like clay pots containing curd.

We have now covered up to Doha 44 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas.

 

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXXIV

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

कोट कँगूरन्हि सोहहिं कैसे। मेरु के सृंगनि जनु घन बैसे।।
बाजहिं ढोल निसान जुझाऊ। सुनि धुनि होइ भटन्हि मन चाऊ।।
बाजहिं भेरि नफीरि अपारा। सुनि कादर उर जाहिं दरारा।।
देखिन्ह जाइ कपिन्ह के ठट्टा। अति बिसाल तनु भालु सुभट्टा।।
धावहिं गनहिं न अवघट घाटा। पर्बत फोरि करहिं गहि बाटा।।
कटकटाहिं कोटिन्ह भट गर्जहिं। दसन ओठ काटहिं अति तर्जहिं।।
उत रावन इत राम दोहाई। जयति जयति जय परी लराई।।
निसिचर सिखर समूह ढहावहिं। कूदि धरहिं कपि फेरि चलावहिं।।

We covered up to Doha 40 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

The gold coated domes of Lanka’s fort, now replete with demon soldiers, looked like peaks of Meru mountain surrounded with dark clouds. The big musical instruments and gears blared notes that made the warriors intent up on engagement with enemy; other kind of blowing instruments were able to shear the hearts of meek and coward. The demons saw a huge formation of moneys and big sized bears who were great warriors too. They seemed not to be restricted by gorge surrounding the fort and were breaking mountains in to pieces suitable for throwing for attack. The millions of them were making rousing sounds and biting their lips with teeth they were threatening menacingly. On one side calls for victory to Ravan could be heard and on the other side calls for victory of Ram were floating in air while fighting commenced. The demons were throwing stones from above and the monkeys were catching them and throwing back.

धरि कुधर खंड प्रचंड कर्कट भालु गढ़ पर डारहीं।
झपटहिं चरन गहि पटकि महि भजि चलत बहुरि पचारहीं।।
अति तरल तरुन प्रताप तरपहिं तमकि गढ़ चढ़ि चढ़ि गए।
कपि भालु चढ़ि मंदिरन्ह जहँ तहँ राम जसु गावत भए।।

दो0-एकु एकु निसिचर गहि पुनि कपि चले पराइ।
ऊपर आपु हेठ भट गिरहिं धरनि पर आइ।।41।।

Daunting monkeys and bears would throw even difficult to hold stones on to the fort and would grab by feet their enemy and throw on ground, those who tried to run away were challenged to come back and fight. The young and supple in the army of monkeys and bears were able to climb up the fort in their strides and began to visit mansion after mansion and sing praises of Shri Ram.

The monkeys then began to hold a demon each, sit over him and then give a jerk to come down heavily to strike land beneath.

This covers up to Doha 41 of Lanka Kand.
राम प्रताप प्रबल कपिजूथा। मर्दहिं निसिचर सुभट बरूथा।।
चढ़े दुर्ग पुनि जहँ तहँ बानर। जय रघुबीर प्रताप दिवाकर।।
चले निसाचर निकर पराई। प्रबल पवन जिमि घन समुदाई।।
हाहाकार भयउ पुर भारी। रोवहिं बालक आतुर नारी।।
सब मिलि देहिं रावनहि गारी। राज करत एहिं मृत्यु हँकारी।।
निज दल बिचल सुनी तेहिं काना। फेरि सुभट लंकेस रिसाना।।
जो रन बिमुख सुना मैं काना। सो मैं हतब कराल कृपाना।।
सर्बसु खाइ भोग करि नाना। समर भूमि भए बल्लभ प्राना।।
उग्र बचन सुनि सकल डेराने। चले क्रोध करि सुभट लजाने।।
सन्मुख मरन बीर कै सोभा। तब तिन्ह तजा प्रान कर लोभा।।
दो0-बहु आयुध धर सुभट सब भिरहिं पचारि पचारि।
ब्याकुल किए भालु कपि परिघ त्रिसूलन्हि मारी।।42।।

Backed by might of  Shri Ram, the formidable monkey hoards were able to mar  and murder the demon warriors of great strength. After the first round the monkeys again climbed up the fort at many different spots acknowledging the strength coming from Raghuveer Shri Ram and the burst of light coming from the sun shining in sky for their victories. The night-roaming demons left the scene like the clouds get dispersed in face of strongly gushing winds.

The town became uproarious now and cries of children and anxious ladies could be heard all around. All then began to curse and abuse Ravan who had invited death while pretending to govern. When Ravan heard of the withdrawal and flight of his people in face of the attack, he called his stronger warriors and expressed anger at what had happened and declared, “If I would come to know of any one turning back on the battlefield, i would kill him with my own awesome dagger. After having lived on every thing provided by me and enjoying in many ways now in the battlefield love for life has become most important to you.”

Ravan’s threatening stance made everyone cringe with fear; the warriors than left angrily after having felt shameful for cowardly act. They could shun greed for their lives only when they reminded themselves that befitting for a brave warriors is to lay down life while facing the enemy and not otherwise.

The demon warriors, thoroughly armed,  began to challenge and engage themselves in fighting; they inflicted injury on monkeys and bears and unnerved them with use of clubs and tridents.

We have now covered up to Doha 42 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