II Shree Guruvey Namah II
Jai Shri Ram,
II Sri Ram Jai Rm Jai Jai Ram II
II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II
II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II
पूरब दिसि गिरिगुहा निवासी। परम प्रताप तेज बल रासी।।
मत्त नाग तम कुंभ बिदारी। ससि केसरी गगन बन चारी।।
बिथुरे नभ मुकुताहल तारा। निसि सुंदरी केर सिंगारा।।
कह प्रभु ससि महुँ मेचकताई। कहहु काह निज निज मति भाई।।
कह सुग़ीव सुनहु रघुराई। ससि महुँ प्रगट भूमि कै झाँई।।
मारेउ राहु ससिहि कह कोई। उर महँ परी स्यामता सोई।।
कोउ कह जब बिधि रति मुख कीन्हा। सार भाग ससि कर हरि लीन्हा।।
छिद्र सो प्रगट इंदु उर माहीं। तेहि मग देखिअ नभ परिछाहीं।।
प्रभु कह गरल बंधु ससि केरा। अति प्रिय निज उर दीन्ह बसेरा।।
बिष संजुत कर निकर पसारी। जारत बिरहवंत नर नारी।।
दो0-कह हनुमंत सुनहु प्रभु ससि तुम्हारा प्रिय दास।
तव मूरति बिधु उर बसति सोइ स्यामता अभास।।12(क)।।
नवान्हपारायण।। सातवाँ विश्राम
पवन तनय के बचन सुनि बिहँसे रामु सुजान।
दच्छिन दिसि अवलोकि प्रभु बोले कृपा निधान।।12(ख)।।
Lord, philosophizing in light mood, further said, “it has its dwelling in mountain cave in the direction of east, its strength and glory is represented by its great luminosity; this lion in form of moon is walking through ski pompously after smashing the pot of thick darkness that was there resembling a mad elephant. The stars in sky are spread like pearls as if they are there to enhance the beauty of the elegant ladylike night.”
Asking all to join in the Lord said, “what is this darkness that appears on face of the moon, all of may explain it to me according their own judgement.” Sugreev was first to make his point and said,”O Raghuraj Shri Ram, listen to my idea, it is reflection of earth that appears on the moon (as earth has dark green cover of vegetation).”
Another one replied saying, “it is wound caused by Rahuwhen it hit the moon that has become dark.” Yet another said, “when Bhrahma came to give Rati (the beautiful consort of Kaamdev) her face he procured the needed material from the heart region of moon, it is that gap through which the blue sky is lurking.”
The Lord Shri Ram also put his own view across saying, “the moon has poison as his brother (they both were born when the Samudra Manthan i e the agitation of sea by gods and demons had taken place) and is therefore very dear to him and he has placed him right in his heart. Its rays mixed with this poison spread all over making the separated men and women suffer intensely the pangs of separation (Shri Ram indicated that what one intensely feels reflects in all his thinking).”
Now Hanuman came forward and said (confirming that dominant emotion reflects in ones’ thinking), “Listen My Lord, moon is your own servant and dear to you too; he keeps your image in his heart all the time and it is that bluish tinge of yours reflecting there.”
Listening to words of Hanuman, the son of wind-god, the all-knowing Shri Ram smiled and knew that Hanuman wished to praise Him and others might do the same hence looked in the direction of south before speaking further (establishing also that in war-like situation all directions should be paid attention to and indulgence in self-praise should be avoided).
(We must note here that Shri Ram established that good leaders do not wear their badge of superiority on lapel all the time, they are open to share lighter moments like a friend with all alike occasionally.)
This covers up to Doha 12 of Lanka Kand and brings us to seventh rest for a nine day long recital of Ramayan.
देखु बिभीषन दच्छिन आसा। घन घंमड दामिनि बिलासा।।
मधुर मधुर गरजइ घन घोरा। होइ बृष्टि जनि उपल कठोरा।।
कहत बिभीषन सुनहु कृपाला। होइ न तड़ित न बारिद माला।।
लंका सिखर उपर आगारा। तहँ दसकंघर देख अखारा।।
छत्र मेघडंबर सिर धारी। सोइ जनु जलद घटा अति कारी।।
मंदोदरी श्रवन ताटंका। सोइ प्रभु जनु दामिनी दमंका।।
बाजहिं ताल मृदंग अनूपा। सोइ रव मधुर सुनहु सुरभूपा।।
प्रभु मुसुकान समुझि अभिमाना। चाप चढ़ाइ बान संधाना।।
दो0-छत्र मुकुट ताटंक तब हते एकहीं बान।
सबकें देखत महि परे मरमु न कोऊ जान।।13(क)।।
अस कौतुक करि राम सर प्रबिसेउ आइ निषंग।
रावन सभा ससंक सब देखि महा रसभंग।।13(ख)।।
Shri Ram told Vibhishan, “Look towards south, thick clouds are gathering and profuse lightning is noticeable. The intense clouds seem to be making soft sounds and it might rain and even turn in to hail storm.”
Vibhishan then replied, “Listen O Merciful Lord, it is nither lightning nor it is chain of clouds. It is an arena right on top of the high hill in Lana where Ravan, the ten shouldered one, is enjoying events of dance and music. He has a big overhead canopy that looks like dark low lying water laden cloud chain.
“Lord, what looks like flash of lightning is the brightness of ornaments that hang in the ears of Mandodari. The sound coming of different musical instruments is giving impression of soft rumbling in distance, O King of gods.”
Shri Ram, the Lord, now could make out that it was all display of arrogance by Ravan (that he was showing carefree attitude though the army of his enemy had now settled nearby) and He sent forth an arrow placing it on the bow (in most cases the Lord ensures that egoist persons have a cue to impending disaster and be wiser before the event).
That single arrow brought down Ravan’s crown, his umbrella and also the ornaments worn by Mandodari in her ears, to the ground in a flash and none could make out what had happened.
Performing such a miracle the arrow of Shri Ram came back to rest in the quiver itself. The whole assembly of Ravan, now askance, watched the big spoilage of the great entertainment orgy.
We have now covered up to Doha 13 of Lanka Kand.
Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!
Shri Janki Vallabho vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas ki Jai!