Ramcharit Charcha DCLXXIII

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

अस कहि बहुत भाँति समुझाई। पुनि त्रिजटा निज भवन सिधाई।।
राम सुभाउ सुमिरि बैदेही। उपजी बिरह बिथा अति तेही।।
निसिहि ससिहि निंदति बहु भाँती। जुग सम भई सिराति न राती।।
करति बिलाप मनहिं मन भारी। राम बिरहँ जानकी दुखारी।।
जब अति भयउ बिरह उर दाहू। फरकेउ बाम नयन अरु बाहू।।
सगुन बिचारि धरी मन धीरा। अब मिलिहहिं कृपाल रघुबीरा।।
इहाँ अर्धनिसि रावनु जागा। निज सारथि सन खीझन लागा।।
सठ रनभूमि छड़ाइसि मोही। धिग धिग अधम मंदमति तोही।।
तेहिं पद गहि बहु बिधि समुझावा। भौरु भएँ रथ चढ़ि पुनि धावा।।
सुनि आगवनु दसानन केरा। कपि दल खरभर भयउ घनेरा।।
जहँ तहँ भूधर बिटप उपारी। धाए कटकटाइ भट भारी।।

After comforting Sita in many ways, Trijata went home. Sita on the other hand reflected on benign nature of Shri Ram and it made her suffer from separation of her master all the more (in times of great distress when one begins to reflect on virtues of the Lord, and feels anguished at being some distance away from Him, the comfort is bound to come and feeling of nearness to Him is surely to be felt again) . Sita cursed the night and the moon which had enhanced her pangs of separation and exclaimed, “this night has extended it self as much as a Yuga and doesn’t seem to be ending.” In this manner Janki Sita lamented within her heart excessively on account of separation from Ram. When the agony affected her inner feelings too much, her left eye and left arm pulsated which was a good sign and this let her regain some confidence; she thought probably the time has come when Raghupati, her merciful master, would join her back again.

At the hour past midnight Ravan regained his consciousness and woke up and began to irritably tell his charioteer, “O Fool, you made me leave battlefield, shame on you, O Dimwit.” The charioteer grabbed Ravan’s feet and tried to explain the circumstances that forced him to do what he did. Ravan, right in the morning, mounted his chariot and left for the theatre of war. The news of coming back of Ravan made the monkeys rustle up and get busy in preparation to counter him. They picked rocks and trees and gnashing their teeth charged ahead.
छं0-धाए जो मर्कट बिकट भालु कराल कर भूधर धरा।
अति कोप करहिं प्रहार मारत भजि चले रजनीचरा।।
बिचलाइ दल बलवंत कीसन्ह घेरि पुनि रावनु लियो।
चहुँ दिसि चपेटन्हि मारि नखन्हि बिदारि तनु ब्याकुल कियो।।
दो0-देखि महा मर्कट प्रबल रावन कीन्ह बिचार।
अंतरहित होइ निमिष महुँ कृत माया बिस्तार।।100।।

 

The monkeys and beers holding rocks in hand menacingly attacked and the demons hastily withdrew. When the army of demons were dismissed, the powerful monkeys formed a circle around Ravan and began to punch and slap him from all sides and wounded him with their nails.

Observing monkeys in great fury and causing substantial harm to him, Ravan thought that he must now make disappearing act and spread the net of Maya, the illusive means of warfare.

We have now covered p to Doha 100 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 DCLXXII

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

तेही निसि सीता पहिं जाई। त्रिजटा कहि सब कथा सुनाई।।
सिर भुज बाढ़ि सुनत रिपु केरी। सीता उर भइ त्रास घनेरी।।
मुख मलीन उपजी मन चिंता। त्रिजटा सन बोली तब सीता।।
होइहि कहा कहसि किन माता। केहि बिधि मरिहि बिस्व दुखदाता।।
रघुपति सर सिर कटेहुँ न मरई। बिधि बिपरीत चरित सब करई।।
मोर अभाग्य जिआवत ओही। जेहिं हौ हरि पद कमल बिछोही।।
जेहिं कृत कपट कनक मृग झूठा। अजहुँ सो दैव मोहि पर रूठा।।
जेहिं बिधि मोहि दुख दुसह सहाए। लछिमन कहुँ कटु बचन कहाए।।
रघुपति बिरह सबिष सर भारी। तकि तकि मार बार बहु मारी।।
ऐसेहुँ दुख जो राख मम प्राना। सोइ बिधि ताहि जिआव न आना।।
बहु बिधि कर बिलाप जानकी। करि करि सुरति कृपानिधान की।।
कह त्रिजटा सुनु राजकुमारी। उर सर लागत मरइ सुरारी।।
प्रभु ताते उर हतइ न तेही। एहि के हृदयँ बसति बैदेही।।

While charioteer was trying to bring Ravan back to consciousness on the battleground, Trijata, the demoness responsible to keep Sita confined, approached Sita and told her all about that had happened on the battle front. When Sita learned of the heads and arms of Ravan growing back again and again every time Shri Ram cut them off, she felt very concerned and upset. The worries within the heart of Sita reflected on her face as it became pale and she then spoke to Trijata, “O Mother, what is going to happen, how this tormentor of the whole world is going to die after all. He doesn’t die even when Raghupati Shri Ram cuts off his heads and he thus defies the rules put in place by the creator himself. Is it my own cursed fate that is keeping him alive on account which I am suffering separation from the lotus feet of Shri Ram, the Lord (who is an avatar of Lord Hari Himself).

“The same very fate which brought in to being a deer made of gold (which in fact is not found in the creation of Brahma but appeared to be there) is still working against my interest. Look at the manner in which it is subjecting me to unbearable sufferings and made me speak harsh words un to Lakshman (which otherwise could not ever be spoken by me). My bad fortune is killing me with poisonous arrows, in form of separation from Raghupati Shri Ram, aimed at me by some kind design. Surely if it is keeping me alive under such adverse conditions, it is keeping Ravan alive, there seems no other possible reason.”

In this manner Janki Sita lamented in variety of ways drowning herself in memories of the Lord, the merciful one. Trijata then tried to console her by saying, “O Princess, just listen carefully, this enemy of the gods is going to be killed only when an arrow will hit him right in the middle of his heart region but Shri ram, the Lord, is avoiding to do it because Ravan keeps Vaidehi Sita (who represents Bhakti of the Lord) in his heart all the time.”
छं0-एहि के हृदयँ बस जानकी जानकी उर मम बास है।
मम उदर भुअन अनेक लागत बान सब कर नास है।।
सुनि बचन हरष बिषाद मन अति देखि पुनि त्रिजटाँ कहा।
अब मरिहि रिपु एहि बिधि सुनहि सुंदरि तजहि संसय महा।।
दो0-काटत सिर होइहि बिकल छुटि जाइहि तव ध्यान।
तब रावनहि हृदय महुँ मरिहहिं रामु सुजान।।99।।

Trijata further said, “The Lord knows that Janki Sita is there in the heart of Ravan and in her heart He resides permanently; knows also that worlds, that are numerous, occupy the recesses inside His own belly so the arrow hitting that spot will bring extinction of all at once.” This was listened to by Sita with mixed feelings of joy (that Lord knows that he resides in heart of herself) and of sorrow (that Lord is finding it difficult to kill Ravan); when Trijata noticed this she continued, “O Beautiful One, listen shedding all doubts how this enemy of the world is going to be killed.

“When his heads will be cut off time and again, he will at some stage get distracted and perturbed and would lose to keep his mind concentrated on you, at this precise moment Shri Ram, the knowledgeable one, will pierce his heart region and kill him.”

(Sita is inseparable creative power of the Lord, who want to control that power are still positive as that keeps them connected to the Lord, when total negativity takes charge of an evil mind there remains no connection with the Lord and end becomes imminent.)

We have now covered up to Doha 99 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 DCLXXI

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

सिर भुज बाढ़ि देखि रिपु केरी। भालु कपिन्ह रिस भई घनेरी।।
मरत न मूढ़ कटेउ भुज सीसा। धाए कोपि भालु भट कीसा।।
बालितनय मारुति नल नीला। बानरराज दुबिद बलसीला।।
बिटप महीधर करहिं प्रहारा। सोइ गिरि तरु गहि कपिन्ह सो मारा।।
एक नखन्हि रिपु बपुष बिदारी। भअगि चलहिं एक लातन्ह मारी।।
तब नल नील सिरन्हि चढ़ि गयऊ। नखन्हि लिलार बिदारत भयऊ।।
रुधिर देखि बिषाद उर भारी। तिन्हहि धरन कहुँ भुजा पसारी।।
गहे न जाहिं करन्हि पर फिरहीं। जनु जुग मधुप कमल बन चरहीं।।
कोपि कूदि द्वौ धरेसि बहोरी। महि पटकत भजे भुजा मरोरी।।
पुनि सकोप दस धनु कर लीन्हे। सरन्हि मारि घायल कपि कीन्हे।।
हनुमदादि मुरुछित करि बंदर। पाइ प्रदोष हरष दसकंधर।।
मुरुछित देखि सकल कपि बीरा। जामवंत धायउ रनधीरा।।
संग भालु भूधर तरु धारी। मारन लगे पचारि पचारी।।
भयउ क्रुद्ध रावन बलवाना। गहि पद महि पटकइ भट नाना।।
देखि भालुपति निज दल घाता। कोपि माझ उर मारेसि लाता।।

The beers and monkey became irritated and enraged watching the scene flooded with  cut off heads and arms of Ravan, the stubborn fool who was still not dying; they rushed towards him raising their temper to deal with the rascal. Angad (son of Bali), Hanuman (son of wind-god), Nal, Neel, Sugreev (the king of monkeys) and Dwivid (who possessed strength) kept hitting on with trees and mountain rocks; Ravan used the same rocks and trees to hit back the monkeys. Some of the monkey scraped the skin of body of Ravan with claws and while some other kicked him and ran away. Nal and Neel climbed up the head of Ravan and began to tarnish and defile the forehead of Ravan with their nails. The flowing blood filled Ravan with sense of helplessness and remorse and he spread his arms to catch them (Nal and Neel). They evaded the grip of Ravan and began to hang on to his arms in a manner like the bees linger over the lotuses. At long last Ravan jerked and managed to catch them but they in turn twisted Ravan’s arms and brought him down to earth. Ravan once again used his ten bows and wounded monkeys with arrows under a fit of anger. Now making Hanuman and others lose consciousness, Ravan, the ten-shouldered one, became happy finding himself strong again as it was time of Pradosh (the period approaching the night when demons become stronger). Finding all the brave monkey warriors fainted, Jamvant, a patient fighter, rushed toward Ravan; he had help from fellow beers who were hitting Ravan with tree and mountain rock while also throwing challenge to him. Ravan, now braver, became angry and caught them by legs and smashed to ground. Jamvant, the king of beers, could not hold himself back seeing his fellow beers under severe attack and kicked Ravan right in middle of chest ( a good king never shrugs away responsibility when he finds his people in distress).

छं0-उर लात घात प्रचंड लागत बिकल रथ ते महि परा।
गहि भालु बीसहुँ कर मनहुँ कमलन्हि बसे निसि मधुकरा।।
मुरुछित बिलोकि बहोरि पद हति भालुपति प्रभु पहिं गयौ।
निसि जानि स्यंदन घालि तेहि तब सूत जतनु करत भयो।।
दो0-मुरुछा बिगत भालु कपि सब आए प्रभु पास।
निसिचर सकल रावनहि घेरि रहे अति त्रास।।98।।
मासपारायण, छब्बीसवाँ विश्राम

Ravan fell from his chariot due to the huge impact of kick of Jamvant right on his chest and felt anguished but he grabbed in all his twenty palms the beers like bees get caught in side the closing lotuses during nightfall. Jamvant, the king of beers, saw Ravan passed out and kicked him once more out of feeling of disgust for him and later went to see the Lord. Considering that it was night and fight therefore was to stop, the charioteer of Ravan placed him back in the chariot and tried to help him come back to senses.

On the other side when the monkeys and beers regained consciousness, they came back to the Lord while the bewildered demon on side of Ravan hanged around him.

We have now covered up to Doha 98 of Lanka Kand; this also coincides with the 26th pause during a month long recital.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawanssut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

 

Ramcharit Charcha DCLXX

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

प्रभु छन महुँ माया सब काटी। जिमि रबि उएँ जाहिं तम फाटी।।
रावनु एकु देखि सुर हरषे। फिरे सुमन बहु प्रभु पर बरषे।।
भुज उठाइ रघुपति कपि फेरे। फिरे एक एकन्ह तब टेरे।।
प्रभु बलु पाइ भालु कपि धाए। तरल तमकि संजुग महि आए।।
अस्तुति करत देवतन्हि देखें। भयउँ एक मैं इन्ह के लेखें।।
सठहु सदा तुम्ह मोर मरायल। अस कहि कोपि गगन पर धायल।।
हाहाकार करत सुर भागे। खलहु जाहु कहँ मोरें आगे।।
देखि बिकल सुर अंगद धायो। कूदि चरन गहि भूमि गिरायो।।

The Lord eliminated the whole spectre of Maya created by Ravan as the darkness disappears up on rise of son. Finding just one Ravan on the battleground, the gods became happy and showered flower on the Lord. Raising His arm Raghupati Shri Ram summoned  monkeys to come back and they did come back conveying to each other the message. Now empowered with the might of the Lord the beers and monkey moved fast and descended on the battleground with a sense of urgency. Ravan saw the gods praising the Lord and thought that he has become a single again and a lone fighter for these gods and loudly exclaimed,”O Fools, have you forgotten that you all have been under my thumb all through.” With these words he climbed up in the sky to catch the gods who ran away crying foul of him while Ravan shouted, “O Worthless Ones, where are you going to runaway from me.” Responding to the woe of gods, Angad attacked Ravan and brought him down on earth.
छं0-गहि भूमि पार् यो लात मार् यो बालिसुत प्रभु पहिं गयो।
संभारि उठि दसकंठ घोर कठोर रव गर्जत भयो।।
करि दाप चाप चढ़ाइ दस संधानि सर बहु बरषई।
किए सकल भट घायल भयाकुल देखि निज बल हरषई।।
दो0-तब रघुपति रावन के सीस भुजा सर चाप।
काटे बहुत बढ़े पुनि जिमि तीरथ कर पाप। 97।।

Angad kicked Ravan badly picking him up from the ground and the son of Bali then left to see the Lord. Ravan carefully uplifted himself and made a great roaring noise. Now firmly placing himself on ground and readying his ten bows Ravan showered a volley of arrows and wounded the monkey warriors as well as instilled in them a sense fear once again and felt happy for it.

Watching Ravan rejoicing in his success, Raghupati Shri Ram once again cut off Ravan’s heads and arms, and destroyed his bows and nullified the arrows. Though Shri Ram cut Ravan’s head umpteen times but they grew back again and again like the sins committed at Tirthas (holy places) account for multifold sins (i e the sin become so potential as to make the sinner suffer multiple times for each sin committed in a holy place).

We have now covered up to Doha 97 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shaanakar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

 

 

Ramcharit Charcha DCLXIX

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

अंतरधान भयउ छन एका। पुनि प्रगटे खल रूप अनेका।।
रघुपति कटक भालु कपि जेते। जहँ तहँ प्रगट दसानन तेते।।
देखे कपिन्ह अमित दससीसा। जहँ तहँ भजे भालु अरु कीसा।।
भागे बानर धरहिं न धीरा। त्राहि त्राहि लछिमन रघुबीरा।।
दहँ दिसि धावहिं कोटिन्ह रावन। गर्जहिं घोर कठोर भयावन।।
डरे सकल सुर चले पराई। जय कै आस तजहु अब भाई।।
सब सुर जिते एक दसकंधर। अब बहु भए तकहु गिरि कंदर।।
रहे बिरंचि संभु मुनि ग्यानी। जिन्ह जिन्ह प्रभु महिमा कछु जानी।।

Ravan then disappeared for a brief moment and immediately afterwards numerous ten-headed bad characters manifested all taking his form and were as many as the monkeys and beers in army of Raghupati Shri Ram. The monkeys observed these innumerable ten-headed monsters and they all ran away along with beers. The monkeys were unable to keep patience and cried aloud inviting attention of Lakshman and Raghuveer Shri Ram. The million of Ravans appeared from all ten directions while roaring madly in menacing manner. The gods also were now trying to escape from the scene as one Ravan had been tormenting them badly now there were countless in number and agreed with each other to forget about the win over him and that it was better to hide in some mountain caves.  Brahma, Lord Shiv and some realised Muni who had become aware of the glory of the Lord to some extent were present there too (to know the Lord entirely is not possible for them also is what is meant here, the Lord’s glories are so immense that none can fathom the depth of same, we too should not be upset if some aspects of Lord’s glory leave us askance).
छं0-जाना प्रताप ते रहे निर्भय कपिन्ह रिपु माने फुरे।
चले बिचलि मर्कट भालु सकल कृपाल पाहि भयातुरे।।
हनुमंत अंगद नील नल अतिबल लरत रन बाँकुरे।
मर्दहिं दसानन कोटि कोटिन्ह कपट भू भट अंकुरे।।
दो0-सुर बानर देखे बिकल हँस्यो कोसलाधीस।
सजि सारंग एक सर हते सकल दससीस।।96।।

Those who were aware of the might and influence of the Lord did not fear but the moneys took this phenomenon of multiple Ravans to be truly representing their ace enemy. Rattled and fazed monkeys and bears rushed towards their saviour seeking shelter under Him. Hanuman, Angad, Neel and Nal were of different mettle and valorous hence fought with fullest force that they could muster and killed numerous deceptive warriors that had sprung up in form of Ravan.

Kauhaladheesh Shri Ram felt amused finding the gods in form monkeys (the gods only had come on earth a monkeys) upset but then placed an arrow on his bow called Shrang and with it killed all those who appeared as ten-headed Ravan.

(The tendency of enjoyment and indulgence in pleasures gets much more pronounced when the chance to have them is under threat. It is not possible for anyone to control it with ones’ own capacity to curb such tendencies, only the surrender to Lord and call for His help may make it possible to win over such tendencies; there lies the need to remember Him continuously and that’s only possible by muttering His holy name which ultimately should become a practice continuously going on within the sub-conscious mind.)

We have now covered upto Doha 96 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijyatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulidas ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramchrit Charcha DCLXVIII

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 I

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

We covered up to Doha 94 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

देखा श्रमित बिभीषनु भारी। धायउ हनूमान गिरि धारी।।
रथ तुरंग सारथी निपाता। हृदय माझ तेहि मारेसि लाता।।
ठाढ़ रहा अति कंपित गाता। गयउ बिभीषनु जहँ जनत्राता।।
पुनि रावन कपि हतेउ पचारी। चलेउ गगन कपि पूँछ पसारी।।
गहिसि पूँछ कपि सहित उड़ाना। पुनि फिरि भिरेउ प्रबल हनुमाना।।
लरत अकास जुगल सम जोधा। एकहि एकु हनत करि क्रोधा।।
सोहहिं नभ छल बल बहु करहीं। कज्जल गिरि सुमेरु जनु लरहीं।।
बुधि बल निसिचर परइ न पार् यो। तब मारुत सुत प्रभु संभार् यो।।

Hanuman saw Vibhishan was very tired while fighting with Ravan and rushed to help him holding a mountain in hand; with it Hanuman destroyed Ravan’s chariot, the horses and the charioteer too. Hanuman then hit Ravan’s heart region with a kick. Ravan stood with his body trembling, due to the impact and also due to excessive rage that had now gripped him. Vibhishan went to where Shri Ram, the saviour of humble devotees, was. Ravan too hit the monkey after challenging him but monkey took to sky extending his tail. Ravan deciding to not let the monkey go caught his tail and flew in to the sky and once again engaged with mighty monkey deploying all force at his command. The two warriors of matching strength could be seen fighting fiercely; they hit each other totally charged. They presented an interesting spectacle while showing their tricks and strength at command in very many ways resembling a scene like a mountain of soot striking the Sumeru, the golden mountain and vice versa. When the demon could not be tamed with either might or by intelligent tricks, Hanuman, the son of wind-god, decided to invoke his Lord Shri Ram (the devotees know that while they are expected to put their whole strength for a good cause but when success eludes they turn to God and don’t leave the task unfinished).
छं0-संभारि श्रीरघुबीर धीर पचारि कपि रावनु हन्यो।
महि परत पुनि उठि लरत देवन्ह जुगल कहुँ जय जय भन्यो।।
हनुमंत संकट देखि मर्कट भालु क्रोधातुर चले।
रन मत्त रावन सकल सुभट प्रचंड भुज बल दलमले।।

Now patient and stable with thought of Raghuveer Shri Ram, Hanuman openly attacked Ravan; both the fighters fell to ground and rose back to resume fighting. The godsonly  could surmise that it might be victory of either in the end. Aware of the trouble that Hanuman was facing, the monkeys and beers came face to face with Ravan to fight in an angry mood but Ravan who was hell bent on fighting crushed the warrior of great skill on opposite side with excessive strength that his arms possessed.
दो0-तब रघुबीर पचारे धाए कीस प्रचंड।
कपि बल प्रबल देखि तेहिं कीन्ह प्रगट पाषंड।।95।।

At this stage Shri Ram regrouped the monkeys and prompted the stronger of the moneys to attack which they did. Noticing the mighty force of able monkeys was attacking him, Ravan resorted to stealth and illusive war-fare.

We have now covered up to Doha 9 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman ki jai!

Saant Saamaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas ki jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

 

Ramcharit Charcha DCLXVII

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

दसमुख देखि सिरन्ह कै बाढ़ी। बिसरा मरन भई रिस गाढ़ी।।
गर्जेउ मूढ़ महा अभिमानी। धायउ दसहु सरासन तानी।।
समर भूमि दसकंधर कोप्यो। बरषि बान रघुपति रथ तोप्यो।।
दंड एक रथ देखि न परेऊ। जनु निहार महुँ दिनकर दुरेऊ।।
हाहाकार सुरन्ह जब कीन्हा। तब प्रभु कोपि कारमुक लीन्हा।।
सर निवारि रिपु के सिर काटे। ते दिसि बिदिस गगन महि पाटे।।
काटे सिर नभ मारग धावहिं। जय जय धुनि करि भय उपजावहिं।।
कहँ लछिमन सुग्रीव कपीसा। कहँ रघुबीर कोसलाधीसा।।,

Ravan, the monster with ten mouths (this is symbolic of the consumption and pleasure orientation of Ravan), saw the spate of his heads here and there (which were separated from his body), this made him forget about his life’s safety and enraged him in a big way. The fool, hugely intoxicated with ego centric thinking, made a big noise and rushed with bow and arrow ready for action. Giving vent to his anger Ravan covered the chariot of Raghupati Shri Ram making it invisible for some period of time like sun does not appear for some time in foggy atmosphere. Gods cried pitiably and therefore the Lord, now chagrined, picked up His own bow and cut off the veil of arrows and simultaneously cut off Ravan’s multiple heads which spread all around. The severed heads travelled through the skyline making calls for victory of Ravan in a menacing manner. These heads called out names and asked for whereabouts of Lakshman and the leader of monkeys Sugreev and also of Kaushaladheesh Raghuveer Shri Ram.

छं0-कहँ रामु कहि सिर निकर धाए देखि मर्कट भजि चले।
संधानि धनु रघुबंसमनि हँसि सरन्हि सिर बेधे भले।।
सिर मालिका कर कालिका गहि बृंद बृंदन्हि बहु मिलीं।
करि रुधिर सरि मज्जनु मनहुँ संग्राम बट पूजन चलीं।।
दो0-पुनि दसकंठ क्रुद्ध होइ छाँड़ी सक्ति प्रचंड।
चली बिभीषन सन्मुख मनहुँ काल कर दंड।।93।।

The numerous heads crying aloud ‘where is Ram’ and running helter skelter made the monkeys run away, observing so, the jewel in the family of Raghu Shri Ram smiled and pricked those heads with His arrows. The scene looked as if associates of Kalika (goddess Kali) assembling in groups and holding garlands of blood drenched heads were going for the worship of the banyan tree of war.

The ten-headed monster Ravan, angry once more, threw a fierce Shakti (a potential weapon) towards Vibhishan as if it was the sceptre of the lord of death.

We have now covered up o Doha 93 of Lanka Kand.

आवत देखि सक्ति अति घोरा। प्रनतारति भंजन पन मोरा।।
तुरत बिभीषन पाछें मेला। सन्मुख राम सहेउ सोइ सेला।।
लागि सक्ति मुरुछा कछु भई। प्रभु कृत खेल सुरन्ह बिकलई।।
देखि बिभीषन प्रभु श्रम पायो। गहि कर गदा क्रुद्ध होइ धायो।।
रे कुभाग्य सठ मंद कुबुद्धे। तैं सुर नर मुनि नाग बिरुद्धे।।
सादर सिव कहुँ सीस चढ़ाए। एक एक के कोटिन्ह पाए।।
तेहि कारन खल अब लगि बाँच्यो। अब तव कालु सीस पर नाच्यो।।
राम बिमुख सठ चहसि संपदा। अस कहि हनेसि माझ उर गदा।।

Shri Ram took note of Shakti (the potential weapon) shot by Ravan taking aim at Vibhishan and thought that He has avowedly committed to mitigate troubles of His devotee and seeker hence pushed Vibhishan behind Himself and took the impact of the Shakti. Struck by the Shakti He felt dizziness for a while; though it was just a playful act on part of Shri Ram, the gods felt disturbed for it. When Vibhishan saw the Lord had been harassed and hurt, he got enraged and rushed after Ravan holding his mace in hand. Vibhishan challenged Ravan saying, “O Unfortunate One, you are dumb, fool and ill-witted; you have been picking fight with gods, humans, Munis, Nagas and who not, you have reverentially offered your heads to Lord Shiv and have had boon of having million for each one offered to Shiv. O Rascal, you have been evading death on that account so far but now the death is dancing right over your head because you have now turned against Ram, the Lord, Himself and still hope to have good tidings.” With these words Vibhishan hit Ravan right in the middle region of his chest.

छं0-उर माझ गदा प्रहार घोर कठोर लागत महि पर् यो।
दस बदन सोनित स्त्रवत पुनि संभारि धायो रिस भर् यो।।
द्वौ भिरे अतिबल मल्लजुद्ध बिरुद्ध एकु एकहि हनै।
रघुबीर बल दर्पित बिभीषनु घालि नहिं ता कहुँ गनै।।
दो0-उमा बिभीषनु रावनहि सन्मुख चितव कि काउ।
सो अब भिरत काल ज्यों श्रीरघुबीर प्रभाउ।।94।।

Vibhishan’s strike with his mace was severe and hard to bear for Ravan and he therefore fell to ground. Ravan, now bleeding, collected himself and once again charged ahead to fight with Vibhishan and the two engaged with fullest might with each other in a duel trying to kill each other. Vibhishan now armed with strength sourced from Raghuveer Shri Ram considered Ravan as no match to himself.

Lord Shiv tells Parvati continuing the story of Shri Ram, “Uma, could Vibhishan ever look straight in the eye of Ravan earlier and see, since after he has been awash in the glory of Shri Ram and has become his protectee, he is posing danger to Ravan’s life (those who fight for the cause of the Lord become fearless and bold).”

We have now covered up to Doha 94 of Lanka Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khadelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCLXVI

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

कहि दुर्बचन क्रुद्ध दसकंधर। कुलिस समान लाग छाँड़ै सर।।
नानाकार सिलीमुख धाए। दिसि अरु बिदिस गगन महि छाए।।
पावक सर छाँड़ेउ रघुबीरा। छन महुँ जरे निसाचर तीरा।।
छाड़िसि तीब्र सक्ति खिसिआई। बान संग प्रभु फेरि चलाई।।
कोटिक चक्र त्रिसूल पबारै। बिनु प्रयास प्रभु काटि निवारै।।
निफल होहिं रावन सर कैसें। खल के सकल मनोरथ जैसें।।
तब सत बान सारथी मारेसि। परेउ भूमि जय राम पुकारेसि।।
राम कृपा करि सूत उठावा। तब प्रभु परम क्रोध कहुँ पावा।।

Speaking harsh words Ravan, now angry, began to shower thunderbolt like arrows and other weapons of various types and shapes which filled all directions, the sky and the earth.  Raghuveer Shri Ram then released an arrow oozing fire which burned down all the darts and weapons of the demon. Ravan, getting irritated and fed up, sent forth a mighty Shakti which was intercepted by an arrow by the Lord and turned back in direction of Ravan only. Thereafter Ravan hurled numerous discs and tridents which were all cut in to pieces by the Lord and rendered ineffective.  Ravan’s missiles produced no result like the designs of a vile person never see light of day. At last Ravan hit the charioteer of Shri Ram who fell to ground calling out ‘May Shri Ram Win’; Shri Ram showing compassion lifted up the charioteer. Now the Lord was mighty angry (for it was not Him but someone in His service who was hurt by Ravan; Lord’s ire is unstoppable if someone inconveniences His servants and helpers).
छं0-भए क्रुद्ध जुद्ध बिरुद्ध रघुपति त्रोन सायक कसमसे।
कोदंड धुनि अति चंड सुनि मनुजाद सब मारुत ग्रसे।।
मँदोदरी उर कंप कंपति कमठ भू भूधर त्रसे।
चिक्करहिं दिग्गज दसन गहि महि देखि कौतुक सुर हँसे।।
दो0-तानेउ चाप श्रवन लगि छाँड़े बिसिख कराल।
राम मारगन गन चले लहलहात जनु ब्याल।।91।।

Seeing Raghupati angry while confronting enemy on the battlefield, even the arrows in the quivered became restless; the sound of high magnitude came from the bow which took winds out of all. Heart of Mandodari (queen of Ravan) quivered hearing that sound and it shook also the tortoise holding earth and the mountains too. The elephants guarding the directions tried to hold the earth with their teeth; this sight amused gods as they watched the phenomenon.

Ram, the Lord, pulled the string of the bow up to His ear and released formidable and dangerous arrows which sped wavering like the snakes.

चले बान सपच्छ जनु उरगा। प्रथमहिं हतेउ सारथी तुरगा।।
रथ बिभंजि हति केतु पताका। गर्जा अति अंतर बल थाका।।
तुरत आन रथ चढ़ि खिसिआना। अस्त्र सस्त्र छाँड़ेसि बिधि नाना।।
बिफल होहिं सब उद्यम ताके। जिमि परद्रोह निरत मनसा के।।
तब रावन दस सूल चलावा। बाजि चारि महि मारि गिरावा।।
तुरग उठाइ कोपि रघुनायक। खैंचि सरासन छाँड़े सायक।।
रावन सिर सरोज बनचारी। चलि रघुबीर सिलीमुख धारी।।
दस दस बान भाल दस मारे। निसरि गए चले रुधिर पनारे।।
स्त्रवत रुधिर धायउ बलवाना। प्रभु पुनि कृत धनु सर संधाना।।
तीस तीर रघुबीर पबारे। भुजन्हि समेत सीस महि पारे।।
काटतहीं पुनि भए नबीने। राम बहोरि भुजा सिर छीने।।
प्रभु बहु बार बाहु सिर हए। कटत झटिति पुनि नूतन भए।।
पुनि पुनि प्रभु काटत भुज सीसा। अति कौतुकी कोसलाधीसा।।
रहे छाइ नभ सिर अरु बाहू। मानहुँ अमित केतु अरु राहू।।

The flying arrows that resembled snakes with wings, first killed charioteer of Ravan and the horses tied to the chariot, then destroyed the chariot itself and cut off the flag. Ravan made big roaring noise, his strength from within  was now diminished. Ravan, irritated and ashamed, mounted on another chariot and once again began to shoot weapons of various types but all his endeavours met with failure as they mostly do when any one engaged in thoughts of harming others tries tricks. Ravan at this stage shot ten sharp pointed shafts and hurt the four horses of the chariot in service of Shri Ram which fell to ground but were supported back to stand by Shri Ram and He then shot His own arrows displaying an angry mood. The string of arrows of Raghuveer Shari Ram aimed for the head of Ravan like the bees make an attack. Ten arrows embedded in each of the ten  foreheads of Ravan and gushing flow of blood from them could be seen. Ravan, a brave fighter, rushed ahead though bleeding profusely, showing no mercy the Lord once again trained His bows and set arrows over it; He then released thirty arrows which severed Ravan’s ten heads and twenty arms. These severed limbs regenerated which Shri Ram again stole from Ravan. This process of cutting heads and arms went on for awhile as did the regeneration. The Lord did it several times; Ram, the Kaushaladheesh, seemed in a playful mood. The sky was thickly populated with the arms and heads as if multiple of Rahus and Ketus were appearing on the horizon (after their heads were cut by lord Vishnu at the time of Samudra Manthan, the churning of ocean).

छं0-जनु राहु केतु अनेक नभ पथ स्त्रवत सोनित धावहीं।
रघुबीर तीर प्रचंड लागहिं भूमि गिरन न पावहीं।।
एक एक सर सिर निकर छेदे नभ उड़त इमि सोहहीं।
जनु कोपि दिनकर कर निकर जहँ तहँ बिधुंतुद पोहहीं।।
दो0-जिमि जिमि प्रभु हर तासु सिर तिमि तिमि होहिं अपार।
सेवत बिषय बिबर्ध जिमि नित नित नूतन मार।।92।।

The sky presented a sight like many bleeding Rahus and Ketus were going through their trajectory as they were hit by formidable arrows of Raghuveer Shri Ram so were not falling back on ground.  Many flying heads stung by an arrow each seemed like each ray emanating from sun holding a head of angry Rahu.

As soon as the Lord used to cut off Ravan’s head, they used to reappear and counted numberless; it was like having taste of various kinds of pleasure countless times the desire to have more of it never satiates.

We have now covered up to Doha 92 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijyateey!

Pawanut hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsida Ki Jai!

 

HariOn,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCLXV

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 89 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharitt Mnas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

अस कहि रथ रघुनाथ चलावा। बिप्र चरन पंकज सिरु नावा।।
तब लंकेस क्रोध उर छावा। गर्जत तर्जत सन्मुख धावा।।
जीतेहु जे भट संजुग माहीं। सुनु तापस मैं तिन्ह सम नाहीं।।
रावन नाम जगत जस जाना। लोकप जाकें बंदीखाना।।
खर दूषन बिराध तुम्ह मारा। बधेहु ब्याध इव बालि बिचारा।।
निसिचर निकर सुभट संघारेहु। कुंभकरन घननादहि मारेहु।।
आजु बयरु सबु लेउँ निबाही। जौं रन भूप भाजि नहिं जाहीं।।
आजु करउँ खलु काल हवाले। परेहु कठिन रावन के पाले।।
सुनि दुर्बचन कालबस जाना। बिहँसि बचन कह कृपानिधाना।।
सत्य सत्य सब तव प्रभुताई। जल्पसि जनि देखाउ मनुसाई।।

After instructing the moneys to watch what was going to be unfolded, Raghunath Shri Ram asked for the chariot to be taken forward but only after mentally bowing His head down at the lotus feet of Vipras. This brought Ravan under spell of anger and he confronted Shri Ram shouting and spoke in a threatening manner, “I am not one of those, O Tapaswi (one engaged in Tapasya as a recluse), whom you have so far defeated in the battles. I am known by name of Ravan whose reputation and glory is spread far and wide, I am the one in whose prison the satraps from all over reside. Its true that you killed Khar, Duushan and Viradh in fight but you had to kill helpless Bali like a hunter concealing yourself behind a tree. Also you killed countless demon warriors including Kumbhakaran, my brother and Meghnad, my son. Today I am committed to avenge for death of all of them in everyway possible if you don’t run away from the battleground however, O Prince. I am going to deliver you and all others on your side in hands of death. You are now face to face with Ravan, a tough and formidable fighter.”

Shri Ram patiently listened what Ravan had to say and decided that he was now surely to die; smiling succinctly the Merciful Lord said, “Alright, alright, you have extraordinary prowess and influence but don’t blabber rather show your valour and expertise.”
छं0-जनि जल्पना करि सुजसु नासहि नीति सुनहि करहि छमा।
संसार महँ पूरुष त्रिबिध पाटल रसाल पनस समा।।
एक सुमनप्रद एक सुमन फल एक फलइ केवल लागहीं।
एक कहहिं कहहिं करहिं अपर एक करहिं कहत न बागहीं।।
दो0-राम बचन सुनि बिहँसा मोहि सिखावत ग्यान।
बयरु करत नहिं तब डरे अब लागे प्रिय प्रान।।90।।

Shri Ram further said, “Stop giving boastful account of yourself as it will only reduce your reputation to naught and I want to be excused for asking you to listen to few words of sound advice from me (Shri Ram knew that even beneficial advice is taken only when delivered) . There are three kinds of people in the world in the nature three kind of trees known as Patal (rose), Rasaal (mango and Panas (a tree that bears only fruits); one which gives only flowers, the other which gives flowers as well as fruits and the third which only bears fruits likewise some men only speak but do nothing, some men speak as well as do and some only show by doing but speak not about it (now you may decide which category you belong to).”

Ravan laughed at what Shri Ram said and retorted, “you now want to preach me and tell me what is wisdom; shouldn’t you have had fear while picking animosity with me and now seem to consider your life as dear to yourself.”

We have now covered up to Doha 90 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shanakar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

Hariom,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCLXIV

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We have now covered up to Doha 89 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal