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

 

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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

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXXIII

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

रिपु के समाचार जब पाए। राम सचिव सब निकट बोलाए।।
लंका बाँके चारि दुआरा। केहि बिधि लागिअ करहु बिचारा।।
तब कपीस रिच्छेस बिभीषन। सुमिरि हृदयँ दिनकर कुल भूषन।।
करि बिचार तिन्ह मंत्र दृढ़ावा। चारि अनी कपि कटकु बनावा।।
जथाजोग सेनापति कीन्हे। जूथप सकल बोलि तब लीन्हे।।
प्रभु प्रताप कहि सब समुझाए। सुनि कपि सिंघनाद करि धाए।।
हरषित राम चरन सिर नावहिं। गहि गिरि सिखर बीर सब धावहिं।।
गर्जहिं तर्जहिं भालु कपीसा। जय रघुबीर कोसलाधीसा।।
जानत परम दुर्ग अति लंका। प्रभु प्रताप कपि चले असंका।।
घटाटोप करि चहुँ दिसि घेरी। मुखहिं निसान बजावहीं भेरी।।
दो0-जयति राम जय लछिमन जय कपीस सुग्रीव।
गर्जहिं सिंघनाद कपि भालु महा बल सींव।।39।।

We covered up to Doha 38 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post this is further to it.

When Shri Ram got the details of conditions prevailing in the enemy camp from Angad, He called His advisors and assistants for consultation (its never wise to take decisions singularly when a whole team of people is involved in the mission). Shri Ram asked, “Lanka’s fort has four formidable gates, what plan should we have to breach the security of the fort, you may give a thought to this.”

Sugreev, the head of monkeys, Jamvant, the head of bears, and Vibhishan invoked the memory of Shri Ram, the ornament of the solar clan, in their hearts (i e recalled the virtues of Shri Ram for guidance) and arrived at a solution after exchange of views between themselves (in a military offensive a commonality of views is a must and all differences of opinion should be first sorted out by leaders of the difference wings of the fighting force). Thereafter, army of monkey fighters was divided in to four formations, each one under a competent commander. All the leaders of these groups were summoned and explained what had to be done and what would bring glory to the Lord. The monkeys then made roaring sound like lions (signaling that their motivation was total) and rushed to attack as explained but only after they happily bowed their heads down at the feet of Shri Ram, the Lord. They had armed themselves with the stones available at the top of the hill. The bears and monkeys were now fully charged and assumed threatening attitude when they called out, at top of their voices, ‘victory to Raghuveer, to the Lord of Kaushala’. They knew that the fort of Lanka had been secured by utmost fortification but under influence of lord’s glory and might, they went ahead shedding all kind of doubts. They surrounded the enemy fort in all directions like a thick veil of cloud and made drumming noises and the sounds like blowing trumpets through their mouths creating an atmosphere of marching army.

The roaring calls of ‘Victory to Shri Ram’,’Victory to Lakshman’, and ‘Victory to King Sugreev’, which could be heard all around the place, were being made by monkeys and bears who had so much strength that even surpassed the limits.

We have now covered up to Doha 39 of Lanka Kand.

लंकाँ भयउ कोलाहल भारी। सुना दसानन अति अहँकारी।।
देखहु बनरन्ह केरि ढिठाई। बिहँसि निसाचर सेन बोलाई।।
आए कीस काल के प्रेरे। छुधावंत सब निसिचर मेरे।।
अस कहि अट्टहास सठ कीन्हा। गृह बैठे अहार बिधि दीन्हा।।
सुभट सकल चारिहुँ दिसि जाहू। धरि धरि भालु कीस सब खाहू।।
उमा रावनहि अस अभिमाना। जिमि टिट्टिभ खग सूत उताना।।
चले निसाचर आयसु मागी। गहि कर भिंडिपाल बर साँगी।।
तोमर मुग्दर परसु प्रचंडा। सुल कृपान परिघ गिरिखंडा।।
जिमि अरुनोपल निकर निहारी। धावहिं सठ खग मांस अहारी।।
चोंच भंग दुख तिन्हहि न सूझा। तिमि धाए मनुजाद अबूझा।।
दो0-नानायुध सर चाप धर जातुधान बल बीर।
कोट कँगूरन्हि चढ़ि गए कोटि कोटि रनधीर।।40।।

Big commotion broke out in Lanka after the attack by monkeys, Ravan, by nature obstinate and conceited, also heard noises and exclaimed, “just see the brazenness of the monkeys,” and then smiled and sent orders for the army of demons to collect. “The ill-fated monkeys have arrived and you all are very hungry too”, saying so Ravan laughed madly and further told them, “the creator has obliged us by providing food right at out doorstep, all of you are expert in warfare, spread in all directions and catch hold of bears and monkeys and devour them all with pleasure.”

Lord Shiv told Parvati, “Uma, Ravan had such kind of pomposity as a wildfowl has when he sleeps with his legs up (thinking that when the sky will fall it can rest on his feet).”

The demon warriors went away after seeking permission to leave from Ravan; they were holding variety of weapons and arms in their hands. They attacked monkeys in the same way as the meet-eating birds attack on red stones like rubies when they spot them without being aware that their beaks will be hurt eventually.

However, the strong demon warriors, equipped with arms and weapons, climbed up the ramparts of the fort in great numbers to challenge the army of monkeys.

We have now covered up to Doha 40 of Lanka Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki jai!
Shri jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Paansut hanuman ki jai!
Sant Samaj ko pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

Hariom,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXXII

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

जेहिं जलनाथ बँधायउ हेला। उतरे प्रभु दल सहित सुबेला।।
कारुनीक दिनकर कुल केतू। दूत पठायउ तव हित हेतू।।
सभा माझ जेहिं तव बल मथा। करि बरूथ महुँ मृगपति जथा।।
अंगद हनुमत अनुचर जाके। रन बाँकुरे बीर अति बाँके।।
तेहि कहँ पिय पुनि पुनि नर कहहू। मुधा मान ममता मद बहहू।।
अहह कंत कृत राम बिरोधा। काल बिबस मन उपज न बोधा।।
काल दंड गहि काहु न मारा। हरइ धर्म बल बुद्धि बिचारा।।
निकट काल जेहि आवत साईं। तेहि भ्रम होइ तुम्हारिहि नाईं।।
दो0-दुइ सुत मरे दहेउ पुर अजहुँ पूर पिय देहु।
कृपासिंधु रघुनाथ भजि नाथ बिमल जसु लेहु।।37।।

We covered up to Doha 36 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Madodari further tried to convince Ravan and said, “The Lord who has descended on Subela Hill along with His people, is the one who got a bridge constructed across the ocean  easily. He is very merciful and is an outstanding member of the family that has origin in sun; He sent the messenger only keeping in mind your interest and welfare. The messenger of the Lord shattered all illusion you have of being brave in the assembly itself like a lion does to the group of elephants. He has followers and helpers like Angad and Hanuman, both of them are very brave, have excellent skills and are accomplished warriors in the battlefield.

“O My Dear, you repeatedly consider them to be just simple human beings, you are being carried away in vain by false pride, fault of attachment and intemperance. You have decided to confront Ram and you are failing to have dawn of wisdom only because now the death holds you under its grip. Time does not hit anyone with sceptre to punish rather it only makes one slip away from path of Dharma and it steals strength of his intellect to think rightly. Whose time of death comes near, My Master, he gets deluded like you are.

“Two of our sons have met with their end, our city got burned down, you still don’t want to see end of our misfortune, O Darling, better worship Raghunath Shri Ram, the Lord, and get bestowed with your pristine fame spread all over.”

We have now covered up to Doha 37 of Lanka Kand.

नारि बचन सुनि बिसिख समाना। सभाँ गयउ उठि होत बिहाना।।
बैठ जाइ सिंघासन फूली। अति अभिमान त्रास सब भूली।।
इहाँ राम अंगदहि बोलावा। आइ चरन पंकज सिरु नावा।।
अति आदर सपीप बैठारी। बोले बिहँसि कृपाल खरारी।।
बालितनय कौतुक अति मोही। तात सत्य कहु पूछउँ तोही।।।
रावनु जातुधान कुल टीका। भुज बल अतुल जासु जग लीका।।
तासु मुकुट तुम्ह चारि चलाए। कहहु तात कवनी बिधि पाए।।
सुनु सर्बग्य प्रनत सुखकारी। मुकुट न होहिं भूप गुन चारी।।
साम दान अरु दंड बिभेदा। नृप उर बसहिं नाथ कह बेदा।।
नीति धर्म के चरन सुहाए। अस जियँ जानि नाथ पहिं आए।।
दो0-धर्महीन प्रभु पद बिमुख काल बिबस दससीस।
तेहि परिहरि गुन आए सुनहु कोसलाधीस।।38(((क)।।
परम चतुरता श्रवन सुनि बिहँसे रामु उदार।
समाचार पुनि सब कहे गढ़ के बालिकुमार।।38(ख)।।

Ravan listened to words of his woman Mandodari and took them to be like arrows which pierced his heart but it did not help him know reality. Getting up in morning Ravan left to attend his court and set down on the throne with bloated self; he was also angry for his ego had been hurt by none other than his own wife. In the court his ego got inflated again making him forget his woes for a while (inflated ego makes one live in a world of his own without seeing the matters as they are).

On the other side, Shri Ram summoned Angad who came and bowed down at the lotus feet of the Lord. In turn honoring him greatly Shri Ram asked him to sit near Himself (as accomplishments should always be seen with an appreciative eye by the superiors). Shri Ram, the merciful Lord but the enemy of Khar, the villainous, smilingly uttered words, “O Prince Angad, I am slightly curious, reply truthfully what I ask you. Ravan happens to be the head of clan of demons, incomparable strength of his arms is talked about all over the world. You hurled four of his crown in my direction, Son, tell me how you could lay your hands on them.”

Angad answered, “Listen O Omniscient Lord, you know all yet always care to please the one who comes under your refuge (thus saying Angad avoided to making himself any important in the whole episode). What seem as crowns are not crowns but are four qualities which every ruler should always have. Namely they are Sama (conciliatory approach), Daan (ability to gift away what might belong to enemy), Danda (strength to punish the enemy if he remains incorrigible) and lastly Bheda (if the strength happens to be less then ability to create differences in enemy camp). The Vedas tell that these lovely virtues are natural for any king to have as these happen to be four basic tenets of state’s policy as well as are the pillars to uphold Dharma too. These four virtues in shape of four crowns have come to you, the Master (as Ravan is no more king after you coronated Vibhishan as the king).

“Ravan does not follow path of Dharma, he has also become averse to Your feet and therefore now awaits death; these four qualities of a king have therefore shunned him, O King Of Kaushala (Shri Ram).”

Listening to the talk of Angad which was laced with ultimate wisdom, ever obliging Shri Ram smiled and later Angad related all he had learned about the fortress in Lanka.

We have now covered up to Doha 38 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 DCXXXI

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

कपि बल देखि सकल हियँ हारे। उठा आपु कपि कें परचारे।।
गहत चरन कह बालिकुमारा। मम पद गहें न तोर उबारा।।
गहसि न राम चरन सठ जाई। सुनत फिरा मन अति सकुचाई।।
भयउ तेजहत श्री सब गई। मध्य दिवस जिमि ससि सोहई।।
सिंघासन बैठेउ सिर नाई। मानहुँ संपति सकल गँवाई।।
जगदातमा प्रानपति रामा। तासु बिमुख किमि लह बिश्रामा।।
उमा राम की भृकुटि बिलासा। होइ बिस्व पुनि पावइ नासा।।
तृन ते कुलिस कुलिस तृन करई। तासु दूत पन कहु किमि टरई।।
पुनि कपि कही नीति बिधि नाना। मान न ताहि कालु निअराना।।
रिपु मद मथि प्रभु सुजसु सुनायो। यह कहि चल्यो बालि नृप जायो।।
हतौं न खेत खेलाइ खेलाई। तोहि अबहिं का करौं बड़ाई।।
प्रथमहिं तासु तनय कपि मारा। सो सुनि रावन भयउ दुखारा।।
जातुधान अंगद पन देखी। भय ब्याकुल सब भए बिसेषी।।

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

All in the Ravan’s assembly lost heart and became drained of courage after having tested the strength of the monkey; Ravan, challenged by a monkey had now to get up himself (he was in fact greedy too as he thought the need to fight a full scale war with a mighty side would be avoided and he would win Sita easily by just lifting feet of a monkey). When Ravan was about to grab the feet of the son of Bali, Angad crakled, “It will not serve your purpose if you grab my feet, O Fool, why don’t you go and grab the feet of Ram, the Lord.” Chagrined within, Ravan turned back after listening to Angad’s last remarks.

(Angad served many purposes by his last remark, it made already skeptical Ravan accept defeat without trying thinking that he would be better placed in this way rather then after failing in attempt. Also by avoiding Ravan to touch his feet he did not want to place himself any superior to Ravan who was eventually going to be killed by none other than Ram, the Lord.)

All the brilliance of Ravan and reputation of being a winner had gone now like the moon fades away during noon time. With his head hung he set down at his throne like a person who had lost all his money and possessions. Ram is the soul of everyone, the very life of everyone in this world, how could one going against such a Lord of Universe may ever be at ease.

At this stage Lord Shiv tells Parvati, “Uma, mere a twist in eyebrows of Ram, the Lord, can bring about creation of the world and in the same manner may bring it to an end. Ram is capable of making a blade of grass in to a formidable weapon/arrow and vice versa, how then the messenger of such a one would ever have his resolve broken, his challenge tarnished.”

The monkey then once again tried to get across to Ravan some valid points of righteousness (thinking that sobered psyche of Ravan would now be more receptive) but Ravan would accept none of it as his end-time was now near. Demolishing all pride of the enemy and spreading the fame of the Lord all over, Angad, the son of king Bali, lastly told before leaving, “i would not say any thing in my own praise until the time i harass you playfully on the battleground (signalling that time for rapprochement had ended).”

In the meantime Ravan got to learn about the demise of his son at hands of Angad earlier and felt remorseful for it. The other demons had a sense of unease after listening to the resolve of Angad (as they were going to bear brunt of it mostly).

दो0-रिपु बल धरषि हरषि कपि बालितनय बल पुंज।
पुलक सरीर नयन जल गहे राम पद कंज।।35(क)।।
साँझ जानि दसकंधर भवन गयउ बिलखाइ।
मंदोदरी रावनहि बहुरि कहा समुझाइ।।(ख)।।

Angad, solidly strong himself, was now happy after reducing the might of enemy to naught, he had thrill in his body and tears in eyes (for he felt emotionally charged for being blessed by the Lord for his achievements) when he grabbed the lotus feet of his Lord and master Shri Ram. On the other side Ravan, very much upset and disheveled, left for his palace noting that it was now evening time. There Mandodari once again tried to explain things to Ravan.

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

कंत समुझि मन तजहु कुमतिही। सोह न समर तुम्हहि रघुपतिही।।
रामानुज लघु रेख खचाई। सोउ नहिं नाघेहु असि मनुसाई।।
पिय तुम्ह ताहि जितब संग्रामा। जाके दूत केर यह कामा।।
कौतुक सिंधु नाघी तव लंका। आयउ कपि केहरी असंका।।
रखवारे हति बिपिन उजारा। देखत तोहि अच्छ तेहिं मारा।।
जारि सकल पुर कीन्हेसि छारा। कहाँ रहा बल गर्ब तुम्हारा।।
अब पति मृषा गाल जनि मारहु। मोर कहा कछु हृदयँ बिचारहु।।
पति रघुपतिहि नृपति जनि मानहु। अग जग नाथ अतुल बल जानहु।।
बान प्रताप जान मारीचा। तासु कहा नहिं मानेहि नीचा।।
जनक सभाँ अगनित भूपाला। रहे तुम्हउ बल अतुल बिसाला।।
भंजि धनुष जानकी बिआही। तब संग्राम जितेहु किन ताही।।
सुरपति सुत जानइ बल थोरा। राखा जिअत आँखि गहि फोरा।।
सूपनखा कै गति तुम्ह देखी। तदपि हृदयँ नहिं लाज बिषेषी।।
दो0-बधि बिराध खर दूषनहि लीँलाँ हत्यो कबंध।
बालि एक सर मारयो तेहि जानहु दसकंध।।36।।

Mandodari told Ravan, “O Darling Husband, understand the situation rightly and shun to have delinquent thoughts; any fight between you and Raghupati Shri Ram would not be appreciable (because it will be fight between unequals). The younger brother of Shri Ram had drawn just a line on the ground and it could not be crossed by you, this is the kind of valor that you possess.

“My dear, you intend to win in a war someone whose messenger did the following. The lion like monkey sportingly came crossing ocean to your Lanka without an iota of doubt. He killed the protectors of your garden and destroyed it. While you looked askance he killed your son Akshay (Akshay literally means non-perishable). Later he burned whole city down converting it in to ash. Where was your so called pride at that time.

“O Master, now don’t indulge in mere boastful blabbering and think thoroughly over what I have to say; you must not consider Raghupati Shri Ram just a king of people,a leader of men, know Him to be the Lord of the entire universe who possesses immeasurable power and strength. Mareech had an idea about the might and fury of His arrow and you did not pay heed to what he said considering him to be just a lowly placed person. There were innumerable kings and satraps as as well you, with your immense strength, in the court of King Janak. Shri Ram wedded Janki Sita after breaking the bow of Shiv, why didn’t you establish win over Him them (though you had good reason to fight with Him for breaking bow of your deity of preference ie Lord Shiv).

“Jayant, the son of Lord Indra, had a bit of idea about His strength when Jayant was caught but was left alive after removing one eye (i e Shri Ram let him have just one vision for him to look at Himself as the Lord Supreme and not as an ordinary king as the mischievous minds look at reality only when punished). You also have noted the plight of Supanakha but apparently it has not instilled any sense of shame in your heart.

“He first killed demon Viradh (who represented tendency to put obstacles in everyone’s path), then killed Khar (the tendency of being villainous) and Dushan (the tendency of nursing faults) and sportively killed Kabandh (the tendency to catch whatever comes near) and had killed powerful Bali with just a single arrow, O Dashkandh (she meant here that you have ten shoulders and are carrying a fault on each of your shoulders hence likely going to be punished ten times over).”

We have now overed up to Doha 36 of Lanka Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki jai!
Shri Jankivallabho vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami TYuksidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXXX

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

एहि बिधि बेगि सूभट सब धावहु। खाहु भालु कपि जहँ जहँ पावहु।।
मर्कटहीन करहु महि जाई। जिअत धरहु तापस द्वौ भाई।।
पुनि सकोप बोलेउ जुबराजा। गाल बजावत तोहि न लाजा।।
मरु गर काटि निलज कुलघाती। बल बिलोकि बिहरति नहिं छाती।।
रे त्रिय चोर कुमारग गामी। खल मल रासि मंदमति कामी।।
सन्यपात जल्पसि दुर्बादा। भएसि कालबस खल मनुजादा।।
याको फलु पावहिगो आगें। बानर भालु चपेटन्हि लागें।।
रामु मनुज बोलत असि बानी। गिरहिं न तव रसना अभिमानी।।
गिरिहहिं रसना संसय नाहीं। सिरन्हि समेत समर महि माहीं।।
सो0-सो नर क्यों दसकंध बालि बध्यो जेहिं एक सर।
बीसहुँ लोचन अंध धिग तव जन्म कुजाति जड़।।33(क)।।
तब सोनित की प्यास तृषित राम सायक निकर।
तजउँ तोहि तेहि त्रास कटु जल्पक निसिचर अधम।।33(ख)।।

We covered up to Doha 32 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Ravan gave further instructions to his people saying, “All you expert warriors must run now and eat bears and monkeys where ever you find them. Make the earth devoid of monkeys and catch the two ascetic brothers alive.”

Responding angrily once again, the Young Prince Angad told, “You don’t feel shame while wagging tongue, why don’t you embrace death by cutting your throat, O Shameless One, you in fact are going to be the one to bring destruction of your family. Does not your chest get rattled after witnessing my power. O Abductor of women, you pursue only the wrong paths, you are dim-witted and just a heap of shit besides being vile and lecherous. You hysterically utter nonsense only and your end is now a certainty, O Scoundrel!”

“As a consequence of all this you are going to suffer punches and slaps of moneys and bears. You have gumption to call Ram, the Lord, born as an ordinary mortal human being, why did your tongues not fall off for speaking so, i wonder. Your tongues though in fact will fall in the battle-field for sure along with your heads.

“Can you tell the reason for your calling Him just a man while He killed Bali (Angad’s father and the one who had defeated Ravan); you are blind though have twenty eyes and your birth itself is despicable, O Stupid.

“The arrows of Shri Ram are thirsty for you blood, I am leaving you just with that view, O Vile Demon, you can speak only rubbish.”

We have now covered up to Doha 33 of Lanka Kand.

मै तव दसन तोरिबे लायक। आयसु मोहि न दीन्ह रघुनायक।।
असि रिस होति दसउ मुख तोरौं। लंका गहि समुद्र महँ बोरौं।।
गूलरि फल समान तव लंका। बसहु मध्य तुम्ह जंतु असंका।।
मैं बानर फल खात न बारा। आयसु दीन्ह न राम उदारा।।
जुगति सुनत रावन मुसुकाई। मूढ़ सिखिहि कहँ बहुत झुठाई।।
बालि न कबहुँ गाल अस मारा। मिलि तपसिन्ह तैं भएसि लबारा।।
साँचेहुँ मैं लबार भुज बीहा। जौं न उपारिउँ तव दस जीहा।।
समुझि राम प्रताप कपि कोपा। सभा माझ पन करि पद रोपा।।
जौं मम चरन सकसि सठ टारी। फिरहिं रामु सीता मैं हारी।।
सुनहु सुभट सब कह दससीसा। पद गहि धरनि पछारहु कीसा।।
इंद्रजीत आदिक बलवाना। हरषि उठे जहँ तहँ भट नाना।।
झपटहिं करि बल बिपुल उपाई। पद न टरइ बैठहिं सिरु नाई।।
पुनि उठि झपटहीं सुर आराती। टरइ न कीस चरन एहि भाँती।।
पुरुष कुजोगी जिमि उरगारी। मोह बिटप नहिं सकहिं उपारी।।

Challenging Ravan, Angad said, “I have capacity to break your teeth but I have no permission given by Raghunayak Shri Ram (this is how the capable and brave stop short of venturing out on their own will and are saved from facing defeats, they first test whether what they are going to do meets the approval of the Lord) . I am however angered to such an extent that i would like to break all ten mouths of yours and then sink you down in sea along with your Lanka. Your Lanka is like Guular (a wild fruit) inside which a colony of unsuspecting insects like you can be found; I being a monkey wouldn’t want to lose a moment in eating fruits but alas liberal Ram, the Lord, hasn’t permitted to do that.”

The interesting analogy made Ravan smile and he remarked, “Stupid, where did you learn to concocting stories and tell lies, Bali (your father) was never known to brag in this manner, seems to you have picked this habit of boastful claims after you met the ascetics.”

Angad retorted, “Truly I would only be a liar if I don’t sunder your all twenty arms and also take out your ten tongues.” Immediately afterwards with thorough understanding about the glory and invincibility of Ram, the Lord, the monkey let himself be charged up and put his foot firmly down in the center of the hall in the midst of the assembled people and threw up a challenge saying, “O Fool, if you can shift my foot, I promise that Shri Ram will return and accepting defeat I would readily lose Sita on His behalf.”

Foolishly accepting such a challenge but not trying himself Ravan (though it would have been alright for him to fight as king with Angad, a price) ordered all his fighters to get up and catch the monkey by his leg and throw him to the ground. Accepting the challenge Indrajeet (Meghnaad) and other strongmen happily got up and other warriors present also got up from their respective places. They all rushed with great force and employed many tricks but Angad’s foot remained planted at the same point without any displacement. Hopelessly tired, all of them set down with their heads hung. After awhile, the tormentors of gods, once again readied themselves and briskly tried to dislodge Angad’s foot which remained unmoved even with the next attempt.

“It was a failure of same type, O Enemy of Serpents (i e Garuda), that a person who engages in foul Yoga (i e falsely pursuing Yogic practices) remains unable to uproot the tree of attachment and delusion planted deeply in his heart,” said Kakbhushundi.

दो0-कोटिन्ह मेघनाद सम सुभट उठे हरषाइ।I
झपटहिं टरै न कपि चरन पुनि बैठहिं सिर नाइ।।34(क)।।
भूमि न छाँडत कपि चरन देखत रिपु मद भाग।।
कोटि बिघ्न ते संत कर मन जिमि नीति न त्याग।।34(ख)।।

Innumerable mighty soldiers who equaled Meghnaad in strength, had got up up gleefully and rushed to shift the foot of monkey but it didn’t budge hence hanging their heads in shame they went back to sit down. When the foot of the monkey did not leave the ground at all, the enemy upon witnessing this had his pride gone; it is like this that a saint’s mind will not stop to follow the righteous policies in spite of innumerable obstacles thrown in his way.

(Angad had become aware of what was dear to heart of the Lord and what course of action would ensure it. He had put his foot down with this understanding and belief; since God’s will only has to prevail, a step taken in that direction by a servant of the Lord is never to be reversed by anyone, come what may. Those confronting the servant of the Lord when his foot is in line with what Lord wants, have to suffer humiliation irrespective of the fact that they have been great warriors or possess great strength.)

We have now covered up to Doha 34 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 DCXXIX

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

जौ अस करौं तदपि न बड़ाई। मुएहि बधें नहिं कछु मनुसाई।।
कौल कामबस कृपिन बिमूढ़ा। अति दरिद्र अजसी अति बूढ़ा।।
सदा रोगबस संतत क्रोधी। बिष्नु बिमूख श्रुति संत बिरोधी।।
तनु पोषक निंदक अघ खानी। जीवन सव सम चौदह प्रानी।।
अस बिचारि खल बधउँ न तोही। अब जनि रिस उपजावसि मोही।।
सुनि सकोप कह निसिचर नाथा। अधर दसन दसि मीजत हाथा।।
रे कपि अधम मरन अब चहसी। छोटे बदन बात बड़ि कहसी।।
कटु जल्पसि जड़ कपि बल जाकें। बल प्रताप बुधि तेज न ताकें।।
दो0-अगुन अमान जानि तेहि दीन्ह पिता बनबास।
सो दुख अरु जुबती बिरह पुनि निसि दिन मम त्रास।।31(क)।।
जिन्ह के बल कर गर्ब तोहि अइसे मनुज अनेक।
खाहीं निसाचर दिवस निसि मूढ़ समुझु तजि टेक।।31(ख)।।

We covered up to Doha 30 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Mnas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Angad further told Ravan, “If i do what I said, it might still not be something praiseworthy because to kill someone already dead is not to be celebrated as bravery. A Vamamargi (the sect indulging in loathsome practices of worship known as Aghory), a person overcome by lust, a miser, a person who is totally dumb and stupid,a person who is totally broke and helpless, a person who is without any kind of reputation, a very old and infirm person, a person who continuously suffers with incurable diseases, always uncontrollably angry person, a person who is inimical to Lord Vishnu, a person who is hateful towards Vedas and saints, a person who remains only engaged in care of his own body, a slanderer spreading only bad words about all and a profound sinner i e anyone with any of these fourteen faults lives but like a dead body. Thinking so O Rascal, I haven’t killed you (nine of these faults can be clearly seen in persona of Ravan), why then make me angry any further.”

With angry posturing, the lord of demons, also biting lips with teeth and rubbing palms of his hands, shot back,”O Condemned Monkey, you want now to die; you speak big with your small mouth. You pour out such scathing words on support of someone who has no strength, no influence, no wisdom and no prestige or spender,

“He is bereft of admirable qualities and self-esteem and therefore his father sent him to jungle; this is what pricks him and he suffers from separation from his woman too, on top of it he is under awe of me.

“There are innumerable people like him about whom you take pride, my fellow demons eat them all the time, O Fool, understand without being obstinate.”

We have covered up to Doha 31 of Lanka Kand.

जब तेहिं कीन्ह राम कै निंदा। क्रोधवंत अति भयउ कपिंदा।।
हरि हर निंदा सुनइ जो काना। होइ पाप गोघात समाना।।
कटकटान कपिकुंजर भारी। दुहु भुजदंड तमकि महि मारी।।
डोलत धरनि सभासद खसे। चले भाजि भय मारुत ग्रसे।।
गिरत सँभारि उठा दसकंधर। भूतल परे मुकुट अति सुंदर।।
कछु तेहिं लै निज सिरन्हि सँवारे। कछु अंगद प्रभु पास पबारे।।
आवत मुकुट देखि कपि भागे। दिनहीं लूक परन बिधि लागे।।
की रावन करि कोप चलाए। कुलिस चारि आवत अति धाए।।
कह प्रभु हँसि जनि हृदयँ डेराहू। लूक न असनि केतु नहिं राहू।।
ए किरीट दसकंधर केरे। आवत बालितनय के प्रेरे।।
दो0-तरकि पवनसुत कर गहे आनि धरे प्रभु पास।
कौतुक देखहिं भालु कपि दिनकर सरिस प्रकास।।32(क)।।
उहाँ सकोपि दसानन सब सन कहत रिसाइ।
धरहु कपिहि धरि मारहु सुनि अंगद मुसुकाइ।।32(ख)।।

When Ravan said bad words about Lord Shri Ram, Angad, the leader of monkeys, got furiously enraged. The one who lets defamatory or derogatory words spoken against Lord Hari and Lord Shiv, fall in his own ears is supposed to be sinning like someone who has hurt or killed a cow; Angad, the great monkey, therefore roared and yelled in a big way and struck both his forearms with alacrity to the ground. This made earth there move and the members of Ravan’s court fell from their seats and ran away as they had once earlier suffered the brunt of what another monkey (Hanuman) did. Ravan got up carefully after falling; his very beautiful crowns had fallen down under the impact. Angad arranged some of the crowns over his own head and rest he threw to fall near Shri Ram, the Lord. When the monkeys saw the crowns coming in their direction they began to run away thinking that Brahma might have made the comets shine also in the day time, they thought also that these might be four fast advancing missiles fired by enraged Ravan. Shri Ram laughed and assured them smilingly that these were neither comets, nor weapons not even Ketu or Rahu (the twin malevolent planets). He told them that these were the crowns of Ravan, the multi-shouldered monster, which Angad had hurled in our direction.

Knowing the reality about the objects in the sky, Hanuman quickly went about collecting them and placed them near the Lord. The monkeys and bears looked at them with surprise as these crowns were emitting light that resembled sunlight.

On the other side Ravan, the ten-headed monster, irritably told his people why not catch the monkey and hit him; Angad just listened,smiled and got amused (as good-natured sober people get over their anger quickly).

We have now covered up to Doha 32 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 DCXXVIII

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

जरत बिलोकेउँ जबहिं कपाला। बिधि के लिखे अंक निज भाला।।
नर कें कर आपन बध बाँची। हसेउँ जानि बिधि गिरा असाँची।।
सोउ मन समुझि त्रास नहिं मोरें। लिखा बिरंचि जरठ मति भोरें।।
आन बीर बल सठ मम आगें। पुनि पुनि कहसि लाज पति त्यागे।।
कह अंगद सलज्ज जग माहीं। रावन तोहि समान कोउ नाहीं।।
लाजवंत तव सहज सुभाऊ। निज मुख निज गुन कहसि न काऊ।।
सिर अरु सैल कथा चित रही। ताते बार बीस तैं कही।।
सो भुजबल राखेउ उर घाली। जीतेहु सहसबाहु बलि बाली।।
सुनु मतिमंद देहि अब पूरा। काटें सीस कि होइअ सूरा।।
इंद्रजालि कहु कहिअ न बीरा। काटइ निज कर सकल सरीरा।।
दो0-जरहिं पतंग मोह बस भार बहहिं खर बृंद।
ते नहिं सूर कहावहिं समुझि देखु मतिमंद।।29।।

We covered up to Doha 28 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Ravan gave further account of his worship of Lord Shiv, “When i saw my severed heads burning in the fire I noted what Brahma had inscribed on my foreheads, I got to know that I was to die at hands of a member of community of humans and had a good laugh because I considered the message of Brahma as untrue.

“Even with this knowledge I had no feeling of unsettling rather thought that aged and infirm Brahma might have written so with a weakened mind. O Damn Fool, you still mention might of some other heroes before me time and again giving good buy to all sense of decorum and decency.”

Angad replied to Ravan, “There is none as civilized as you are in the entire world; being modest and well-mannered is natural to you hence you hardly speak yourself about your own virtues and gallantry. Only the story of lifting Kailash and of offering heads were deeply embedded in your psyche and therefore it was repeatedly told twenty times at least. And you kept from telling the stories about the might of your arms with which you conquered Sahatrabahu, King Bali and Baali (my father). Listen O Dim-witted, now its time to put cover over it all; none becomes a brave warrior by cutting own heads, a magician sorcerer cuts up his whole body but is never known to be brave for it.

“The insects burn themselves being infatuated and the donkeys carry weight all the time but are never seen as valorous for it, just give a thought to it.”

We have now covered up to Doha 29 of Lanka Kand.

अब जनि बतबढ़ाव खल करही। सुनु मम बचन मान परिहरही।।
दसमुख मैं न बसीठीं आयउँ। अस बिचारि रघुबीष पठायउँ।।
बार बार अस कहइ कृपाला। नहिं गजारि जसु बधें सृकाला।।
मन महुँ समुझि बचन प्रभु केरे। सहेउँ कठोर बचन सठ तेरे।।
नाहिं त करि मुख भंजन तोरा। लै जातेउँ सीतहि बरजोरा।।
जानेउँ तव बल अधम सुरारी। सूनें हरि आनिहि परनारी।।
तैं निसिचर पति गर्ब बहूता। मैं रघुपति सेवक कर दूता।।
जौं न राम अपमानहि डरउँ। तोहि देखत अस कौतुक करऊँ।।
दो0-तोहि पटकि महि सेन हति चौपट करि तव गाउँ।
तव जुबतिन्ह समेत सठ जनकसुतहि लै जाउँ।।30।।

Angad carried on saying, “Now do not extend the argument any further, you mean fellow, shed your egoist tendencies and pay attention to what I have to say.

“O Ten-headed Scoundrel, I have not come just as an emissary, Raghuveer Shri Ram, the merciful one, has sent me for another purpose, he told me many times that a lion, the enemy of elephants, does not get appreciation for killing a jackal. You must understand the real meaning of the Lord’s words, it is for Him that I have digested your ranting etc., do you get the point, O Fool. I would have otherwise, smashing your face, carried Sita back to Shri Ram breaking resistance with my own strength and force.

“O Enemy of gods, you are only condemnable, you have abducted someone’s woman finding her alone, this explains your valor and might. If you have ample pride in being king of demons then I have reason to be proud all the more for being the messenger of the servant of the Raghuveer Shri Ram (i e of Sugreev).

“If i was not constrained on account of keeping honor and prestige of Shri Ram, I would have done the following miracle right after meeting you.

“I would have smashed you to the ground, would have annihilated your army, would have destroyed your town and would have carried back Sita, the daughter of King janak, along with your young females.”

We have now covered up to Doha 30 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki J\ai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishan