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 69 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and his is further to it.
भागे भालु बलीमुख जूथा। बृकु बिलोकि जिमि मेष बरूथा।।
चले भागि कपि भालु भवानी। बिकल पुकारत आरत बानी।।
यह निसिचर दुकाल सम अहई। कपिकुल देस परन अब चहई।।
कृपा बारिधर राम खरारी। पाहि पाहि प्रनतारति हारी।।
सकरुन बचन सुनत भगवाना। चले सुधारि सरासन बाना।।
राम सेन निज पाछैं घाली। चले सकोप महा बलसाली।।
खैंचि धनुष सर सत संधाने। छूटे तीर सरीर समाने।।
लागत सर धावा रिस भरा। कुधर डगमगत डोलति धरा।।
लीन्ह एक तेहिं सैल उपाटी। रघुकुल तिलक भुजा सोइ काटी।।
धावा बाम बाहु गिरि धारी। प्रभु सोउ भुजा काटि महि पारी।।
काटें भुजा सोह खल कैसा। पच्छहीन मंदर गिरि जैसा।।
उग्र बिलोकनि प्रभुहि बिलोका। ग्रसन चहत मानहुँ त्रेलोका।।
दो0-करि चिक्कार घोर अति धावा बदनु पसारि।
गगन सिद्ध सुर त्रासित हा हा हेति पुकारि।।70।।
“Finding Kumbhakaran in such fury, the groups of bears and monkeys ran away like the host of sheep would sighting a wolf,” Lord Shiv told, “O Bhabvani, not only did they run away they also called out for help panicking and signalling their distress.”
They cried, “this demon is like a famine that wants to destroy the crop of monkeys, we can only be saved by Lord Shri Ram who is like cloud containing the water of of mercy and grace for our lives to be saved hence are seeking the shelter of Him who relieves the troubles of seekers.” When the Lord Shri Ram listened to the pitiful call of distress, He again moved while readying His bow and arrows. Shri Ram first pushed the army of monkeys behind His back and then only the most powerful Lord, now angered, went ahead to do the rest.
Lord sent forth a volley of hundred arrows which entered the body of demon straightly. hit by so many arrows Kumbhakaran ran in frenzied manner with unstable gait making earth under his feet shaking; he then picked up a big mountain rock but the glorious one among the Raghu’s clan promptly cut off the arm holding it. The big demon then rushed holding a rock in his left arm, the Lord amputated that arm too which fell to ground.
The villain now looked like Mountain Mandar but without its wings (extensions); furious and badly enraged he looked at the lord as if he was ready to gulp down the three worlds. Making very very loud noise he ran with his mouth open to the maximum extent making the Siddhas and gods upset a lot and making them exclaim for help from a well-wisher.
We have now covered up to Doha 70 of Lanka Kand.
सभय देव करुनानिधि जान्यो। श्रवन प्रजंत सरासनु तान्यो।।
बिसिख निकर निसिचर मुख भरेऊ। तदपि महाबल भूमि न परेऊ।।
सरन्हि भरा मुख सन्मुख धावा। काल त्रोन सजीव जनु आवा।।
तब प्रभु कोपि तीब्र सर लीन्हा। धर ते भिन्न तासु सिर कीन्हा।।
सो सिर परेउ दसानन आगें। बिकल भयउ जिमि फनि मनि त्यागें।।
धरनि धसइ धर धाव प्रचंडा। तब प्रभु काटि कीन्ह दुइ खंडा।।
परे भूमि जिमि नभ तें भूधर। हेठ दाबि कपि भालु निसाचर।।
तासु तेज प्रभु बदन समाना। सुर मुनि सबहिं अचंभव माना।।
सुर दुंदुभीं बजावहिं हरषहिं। अस्तुति करहिं सुमन बहु बरषहिं।।
करि बिनती सुर सकल सिधाए। तेही समय देवरिषि आए।।
गगनोपरि हरि गुन गन गाए। रुचिर बीररस प्रभु मन भाए।।
बेगि हतहु खल कहि मुनि गए। राम समर महि सोभत भए।।
छं0-संग्राम भूमि बिराज रघुपति अतुल बल कोसल धनी।
श्रम बिंदु मुख राजीव लोचन अरुन तन सोनित कनी।।
भुज जुगल फेरत सर सरासन भालु कपि चहु दिसि बने।
कह दास तुलसी कहि न सक छबि सेष जेहि आनन घने।।
दो0-निसिचर अधम मलाकर ताहि दीन्ह निज धाम।
गिरिजा ते नर मंदमति जे न भजहिं श्रीराम।।71।।
The merciful Lord noted that the gods too were afraid now hence pulled the string of His bow up to ears and filled the mouth of the demon with arrows but extraordinarily powerful rascal still did not fall to ground; he ran with mouth full of arrows like he was the quiver of death itself in motion. In the end, The Lord, now angry, picked a very sharp arrow and severed his head from body. The same head got dropped in front of Ravan which made him cringe like a serpent would up on losing its Mani.
The head less body was still in fast running motion making the earth sink when the Lord cut it down in two piece; both pieces then fell down like mountains from high above and in process crushing monkeys, bears and the demon too. Brightness which emerged out of the body of the demon entered the mouth of the Lord which made the Munis and the gods astonish at the event (that life and other extraordinary powers come from one source only and that is the Supreme Lord even in case of the villainous and cruel beings and this was known to Munis and gods but here there was practical demonstration of the same fact which surprised them).
It was now time to rejoice for the gods and blow the trumpet; they now began to sing praises of the Lord and showered flowers on Him. The gods had left the scene after their prayers when Muni Narad came and sung virtues of the Lord Hari from sky above, these interestingly sung praises were drenched in juice of Lord brave acts and pleased the Lord too. In the end the Muni beseeched the Lord to kill the villains and went away and Shri Ram remained on the battle field giving a very pleasant sight to the onlookers.
Raghupati, the King Kaushala, who possessed immeasurable strength, stood in most graceful manner over the battleground. He had drops of perspiration over His face, His eyes were like red lotus and body was covered with plenty of tiny dots of blood; he was playing with bow and arrows with His both arms and was surrounded by monkeys and bears on all sides. Tulsidas says that this kind of splendorous sight is difficult to be explained even by Shesh with his countless mouths.
Lord Shiv told Parvati at this stage, “O Girija (born of mountain hence having a firm resolve), it was a worst kind of demon of low tendencies and like a collection of filth and dirt, even such a one was consigned to His own abode by the Lord; verily they are dimwitted who don’t worship Shri Ram.”
(Kumbhakaran, in the last moments when death had him in its grip was only thinking of Lord Shri Ram albeit as an enemy and had the avatari form of the as Raghupati Shri Ram right before him, so he deserved to be joined with Him only after death.)
We have now covered up to Doha 71 of Lanka Kand.
Bhavani Shanakar ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayaty!
Pawansut Hanuman ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami tulsidas ki Jai!