Ramcharit Charcha DCLVIII

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

रे खल का मारसि कपि भालू। मोहि बिलोकु तोर मैं कालू।।
खोजत रहेउँ तोहि सुतघाती। आजु निपाति जुड़ावउँ छाती।।
अस कहि छाड़ेसि बान प्रचंडा। लछिमन किए सकल सत खंडा।।
कोटिन्ह आयुध रावन डारे। तिल प्रवान करि काटि निवारे।।
पुनि निज बानन्ह कीन्ह प्रहारा। स्यंदनु भंजि सारथी मारा।।
सत सत सर मारे दस भाला। गिरि सृंगन्ह जनु प्रबिसहिं ब्याला।।
पुनि सत सर मारा उर माहीं। परेउ धरनि तल सुधि कछु नाहीं।।
उठा प्रबल पुनि मुरुछा जागी। छाड़िसि ब्रह्म दीन्हि जो साँगी।।
छं0-सो ब्रह्म दत्त प्रचंड सक्ति अनंत उर लागी सही।
पर्यो बीर बिकल उठाव दसमुख अतुल बल महिमा रही।।
ब्रह्मांड भवन बिराज जाकें एक सिर जिमि रज कनी।
तेहि चह उठावन मूढ़ रावन जान नहिं त्रिभुअन धनी।।
दो0-देखि पवनसुत धायउ बोलत बचन कठोर।
आवत कपिहि हन्यो तेहिं मुष्टि प्रहार प्रघोर।।83।।

Challenging Ravan, Lakshman said, “O Fool, what purpose you are hitting and killing these bears and monkeys, look at me as I am your death not them.” Listening so Ravan replied, “O Killer of My Son, I have really been looking for you, today I will breath easy after finishing you off.” Ravan then sent forth very deadly arrows which however were converted in to small pieces by Lakshman. Ravan then dropped other kinds of weapon on Lakshman in innumerable numbers which too were reduced to dust by Lakshman.

Thereafter Lakshman hit Ravan with his own arrows and killed the charioteer of Ravan as well as destroyed his chariot. Lakshman then embedded hundred arrows in each of the ten heads of Ravan presenting a site like serpents hissing at mountain peaks. Later Lakshman hit with a hundred arrows the middle of Ravan’s chest making him unconscious and fall to ground. Ravan was however strong and therefore recovered quickly and used the mighty weapon that had been given to him by Brahma, the creator as reward for his Tapasya to please Brahma.

The potential weapon gifted by Brahma hit the heart region of Anant Lakshman and that brave fighter fell getting badly hurt by its impact. Ten-Mouthed Ravan, who carried reputation of having immense strength, tried to lift Lakshma’s body but miserably failed. Ravan, a veritable fool, didn’t know that Lakshman as Sheshnag was the one who happened to be balancer of all the three spheres and this universe rested over one of his heads like a small spec of dust.

When Hanuman saw all this happening he rushed to save Lakshman while speaking in loud challenging words but Ravan gave the monkey a hard hit with his fist.

(Here the message is that the creator has given every one present in this world a tendency that lusts for consumption and pleasure and this is that powerful weapon in hand of Ravan; the creator has also given a weakness to everyone who has come in human form and can be made to fall for allurements, it might affect for a while even those who have divine connection and are servants of the Supreme Lord but would be helped out of its influence by another one of the same category.)

We have now covered up to Doha 83 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami tulsias Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna khandelwal

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Ramcharit Charcha DCLVII

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

धायउ परम क्रुद्ध दसकंधर। सन्मुख चले हूह दै बंदर।।
गहि कर पादप उपल पहारा। डारेन्हि ता पर एकहिं बारा।।
लागहिं सैल बज्र तन तासू। खंड खंड होइ फूटहिं आसू।।
चला न अचल रहा रथ रोपी। रन दुर्मद रावन अति कोपी।।
इत उत झपटि दपटि कपि जोधा। मर्दै लाग भयउ अति क्रोधा।।
चले पराइ भालु कपि नाना। त्राहि त्राहि अंगद हनुमाना।।
पाहि पाहि रघुबीर गोसाई। यह खल खाइ काल की नाई।।
तेहि देखे कपि सकल पराने। दसहुँ चाप सायक संधाने।।
छं0-संधानि धनु सर निकर छाड़ेसि उरग जिमि उड़ि लागहीं।
रहे पूरि सर धरनी गगन दिसि बिदसि कहँ कपि भागहीं।।
भयो अति कोलाहल बिकल कपि दल भालु बोलहिं आतुरे।
रघुबीर करुना सिंधु आरत बंधु जन रच्छक हरे।।
दो0-निज दल बिकल देखि कटि कसि निषंग धनु हाथ।
लछिमन चले क्रुद्ध होइ नाइ राम पद माथ।।82।।

Ravan then rushed to fight getting in to most heightened angry mood; the monkeys also confronted with cheerful giggle. They picked trees and mountain rocks and hurled them all together on Ravan. The rocks broke in to pieces after hitting Ravan’s firm body; Ravan did not flinch rather stayed put with his car, he was now angry as well was badly intoxicated with fever of fighting. He challenged and threatened monkey warriors on his left and right and began to crush them with reckless fury gripping his psyche.

The monkeys and bears now had to run to escape and they called Angad and Hanuman to save them. They sought refuge in ultimate Master Raghubeer Shri Ram asking for being rescued as Ravan  was eating them away like Kaal i e death does. Ravan also noted that all the monkeys were running away from him and therefore readied all his ten bows with arrows in place.

Ravan then discharged volley of arrows from his bows which hit the monkeys like flying reptiles; the arrows filled all ten directions and earth and heaven leaving no quarter for escape for monkeys. Now it was hue and cry all around when the bears and monkeys cried in pain and panic calling out to Raghubeer, the ocean of mercy, describing him as helper of the dismayed, saviour of all and capable of stealing away discomfiture of any kind.

When Lakshman took note of plight of soldiers on his own side, he tied quiver to waist and took bow in hand and bowed down at feet of Shri Ram before he left the place sufficiently angered.

(Some anger is necessary when one has to physically fight but being madly furious is not helpful; Lashman knows this but Ravan does not; the dispassionate can control anger, the passionate can not.)

We have now covered up to Doha 82 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 DCLVI

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

सुर ब्रह्मादि सिद्ध मुनि नाना। देखत रन नभ चढ़े बिमाना।।
हमहू उमा रहे तेहि संगा। देखत राम चरित रन रंगा।।
सुभट समर रस दुहु दिसि माते। कपि जयसील राम बल ताते।।
एक एक सन भिरहिं पचारहिं। एकन्ह एक मर्दि महि पारहिं।।
मारहिं काटहिं धरहिं पछारहिं। सीस तोरि सीसन्ह सन मारहिं।।
उदर बिदारहिं भुजा उपारहिं। गहि पद अवनि पटकि भट डारहिं।।
निसिचर भट महि गाड़हि भालू। ऊपर ढारि देहिं बहु बालू।।
बीर बलिमुख जुद्ध बिरुद्धे। देखिअत बिपुल काल जनु क्रुद्धे।।

Lord Shiv tells Parvati, “O Uma, Brahma (the creator) and rest of the gods together with Siddhas and Munis were watching the spectacle that war presented from above in their sky-crafts; I too was among them for watching the interesting activities of Shri Ram on the battleground.

“The great warriors on both sides performed interesting feat, the monkeys however were winning mostly because they had been strengthened by the might of Ram, the Lord. They were challenging each other and fighting as duos with intention of one smashing and pushing the other to ground. Hitting and wounding, catching and smashing, even tearing ones’ head apart and banging another’s head with it was going on. Bellies were being ripped open, the arms were being pulled off the bodies and the bodies were being hurled over the ground by grabbing soldiers by their legs. The bears were burying demons underneath the ground and covering the spot with lot of sand. The monkeys were confronting the enemies and looked like giants in death-like fury.”
छं0-क्रुद्धे कृतांत समान कपि तन स्त्रवत सोनित राजहीं।
मर्दहिं निसाचर कटक भट बलवंत घन जिमि गाजहीं।।
मारहिं चपेटन्हि डाटि दातन्ह काटि लातन्ह मीजहीं।
चिक्करहिं मर्कट भालु छल बल करहिं जेहिं खल छीजहीं।।
धरि गाल फारहिं उर बिदारहिं गल अँतावरि मेलहीं।
प्रहलादपति जनु बिबिध तनु धरि समर अंगन खेलहीं।।
धरु मारु काटु पछारु घोर गिरा गगन महि भरि रही।
जय राम जो तृन ते कुलिस कर कुलिस ते कर तृन सही।।
दो0-निज दल बिचलत देखेसि बीस भुजाँ दस चाप।
रथ चढ़ि चलेउ दसानन फिरहु फिरहु करि दाप।।81।।

Resembling Yamraj (the god of death) the furious monkeys were bleeding profusely but were smashing soldiers of demon’s army and roaring like dense clouds in the sky. Through punching, bashing, biting with teeth and kicking, the monkeys intimidated the enemies. The bears and monkeys made harsh and shrill noise and deployed tricks to diminish strength of the vile force of demons. Playing in the theater of war the monkeys tore the cheeks, cut open stomachs and hung their (demon’s) guts over their necks in a way what the Lord of Bhakt Prahlad, Lord Vishnu, had done by taking combined form of lion and human (Narhimh Avatar). Catch, hit, cut and pull down were the calls ranting the atmosphere; victory must belong to Ram, the Lord, who has power to convert a blade of grass in to a deadly weapon and a deadly weapon into a blade of grass (very often we see that weak force wins and strong force is brought to naught, all by the will of the Lord, none can claim that victory is his for taking).

The one holding ten bows in his twenty arms i e Ravan saw his side losing ground and disarrayed and therefore he got on to his car and loudly called out to them ‘come back – come back’.

We have now covered up to Doha 81 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 DCLV

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 80 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.
रावनु रथी बिरथ रघुबीरा। देखि बिभीषन भयउ अधीरा।।
अधिक प्रीति मन भा संदेहा। बंदि चरन कह सहित सनेहा।।
नाथ न रथ नहिं तन पद त्राना। केहि बिधि जितब बीर बलवाना।।
सुनहु सखा कह कृपानिधाना। जेहिं जय होइ सो स्यंदन आना।।
सौरज धीरज तेहि रथ चाका। सत्य सील दृढ़ ध्वजा पताका।।
बल बिबेक दम परहित घोरे। छमा कृपा समता रजु जोरे।।
ईस भजनु सारथी सुजाना। बिरति चर्म संतोष कृपाना।।
दान परसु बुधि सक्ति प्रचंड़ा। बर बिग्यान कठिन कोदंडा।।
अमल अचल मन त्रोन समाना। सम जम नियम सिलीमुख नाना।।
कवच अभेद बिप्र गुर पूजा। एहि सम बिजय उपाय न दूजा।।
सखा धर्ममय अस रथ जाकें। जीतन कहँ न कतहुँ रिपु ताकें।।
दो0-महा अजय संसार रिपु जीति सकइ सो बीर।
जाकें अस रथ होइ दृढ़ सुनहु सखा मतिधीर।।80(क)।।
सुनि प्रभु बचन बिभीषन हरषि गहे पद कंज।
एहि मिस मोहि उपदेसेहु राम कृपा सुख पुंज।।80(ख)।।
उत पचार दसकंधर इत अंगद हनुमान।
लरत निसाचर भालु कपि करि निज निज प्रभु आन।।80(ग)।।

The fight between Ravan and Ram was now to take place but Ravan had a chariot but while Raghuveer Shri Ram was without one and this puzzled Vibhishan. For whom one has excess of love, one tends to get worried for their safety and this was the case with Vibhishan here (though Vibhishan knew that Ram as Lord had no threat from any quarter but was still worried and concerned). Vibhishan prayed at feet of Shri Ram first and then affectionately told Shri Ram, “O Master, you neither have a chariot, nor armour for body and have no protection for feet (i e suitable shoes). Kindly tell how the brave and strong brother of mine is going to be conquered by you.”

Shri Ram then replied, “Listen, O Friend, the chariot that brings victory is a different type of chariot, it has to have valour and patience as its wheels. Further truthfulness and right sober conduct have to form its banner and strong support for banner. Strength and power, discretion and distinction, self control and resilience and inclination for other’s cause and interest in welfare of all should be horses of this chariot that I am talking about.

“Forgiveness, benevolence and equanimity should be cord joining horses to the chariot. The skillful driver (or the guide) should be remembrance of lord and prayers to Him. Here dispassion and contentment are needed as shield and dagger. Charity would be as the sharp weapon in hand here and the intellect and power to deduce would be grand instruments of power. The in-depth knowledge would be like its formidable bow. Steadiness of mind and unwavering attention are like its quiver. The various kinds of arrows are balance, restraint and abstinence, and observance of right routine.

“The impenetrable chain-armour would be reverence for Brahmins and devotion towards Guru. These are the means that lead to victory and nothing else. Friend, who has such a chariot that is full of righteousness and dutifulness has hardly any enemy to win over  ( i e even the enemies drop their animosity in front of person equipped with the qualities described).

“The world itself is an enemy which can hardly be established a win over and he only is really a brave person who can win it; only the one who has a strong chariot of the kind I mentioned would be that brave person, listen you O Friend of Mine, you have a stable mind and intellect.”

Listening to words of the Lord, Vibhishan grabbed the feet of Him in an upbeat manner and said, “O Ram, you are like concentration of mercy and graces that you have taken this occasion to teach and preach me for my benefit.”

On the battle ground, Ravan challenged from one side and Angad and Hanuman from the other side and fight between demons and the bears and monkeys went on keeping the prestige of their respective masters in mind.

We have now covered up to Doha 80 of Lanka Kand.

Bhavani Shankar Ki jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Pawansut hnuman Ki jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krsishna Khandelwal

 

Ramcharit Charcha DCLIV

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

चलेउ निसाचर कटकु अपारा। चतुरंगिनी अनी बहु धारा।।
बिबिध भाँति बाहन रथ जाना। बिपुल बरन पताक ध्वज नाना।।
चले मत्त गज जूथ घनेरे। प्राबिट जलद मरुत जनु प्रेरे।।
बरन बरद बिरदैत निकाया। समर सूर जानहिं बहु माया।।
अति बिचित्र बाहिनी बिराजी। बीर बसंत सेन जनु साजी।।
चलत कटक दिगसिधुंर डगहीं। छुभित पयोधि कुधर डगमगहीं।।
उठी रेनु रबि गयउ छपाई। मरुत थकित बसुधा अकुलाई।।
पनव निसान घोर रव बाजहिं। प्रलय समय के घन जनु गाजहिं।।
भेरि नफीरि बाज सहनाई। मारू राग सुभट सुखदाई।।
केहरि नाद बीर सब करहीं। निज निज बल पौरुष उच्चरहीं।।
कहइ दसानन सुनहु सुभट्टा। मर्दहु भालु कपिन्ह के ठट्टा।।
हौं मारिहउँ भूप द्वौ भाई। अस कहि सन्मुख फौज रेंगाई।।
यह सुधि सकल कपिन्ह जब पाई। धाए करि रघुबीर दोहाई।।

The endless columns of the army of demons could be seen marching; it was an army with all four wings i e consisting of soldiers on chariots, elephants, horses and foot and enormous in size. The vehicles, carts and chariots of different types and description had flags and banners of different colors fluttering over them. The contingent of furious elephants moved like water laden clouds by force of air. The costumes of soldiers were of different styles and the soldiers were experts in warfare as well as knew variety of tricks and deceptive means of fighting. It looked a strange type of army as if the Vasant (season of flowers) donned the role of brave leader of fighting force. The march of such huge army made the quarter holding elephants quiver, it made the oceans churn and the mountains tilt. So much dust rose up in atmosphere that it hid the sun. Air flow stopped and the entire earth felt uneasy. Beating of drums was so loud that it resembled the thunder of clouds at the time of Pralay (the rain so heavy that would submerge the world and sink it).

The flute type wind instrument of music were blown at high pitch that would enthuse the serious warriors who also roared like lions and spoke highly of their own prowess and strength. Dashnan Ravan called up on the brave soldiers to go ahead and smash the myriad collection of monkeys and bears. Ravan declared that he was going to kill two brothers and prodded his army to move forward. When information about advancing army of demons reached monkeys, they also rushed to fight invoking Lord in their heart and loudly calling out name of their leader Raghuveer Shri Ram.
छं0-धाए बिसाल कराल मर्कट भालु काल समान ते।
मानहुँ सपच्छ उड़ाहिं भूधर बृंद नाना बान ते।।
नख दसन सैल महाद्रुमायुध सबल संक न मानहीं।
जय राम रावन मत्त गज मृगराज सुजसु बखानहीं।।

The awful big sized monkeys and bears hurriedly attacked like messengers of death and flied like mountains with wings. Worrying least, they were ready with their nails, teeth, rocks and big trees as arms and weapons. They praised Shri Ram saying that he would be victorious over Ravan as a lion takes on elephant in the wild.
दो0-दुहु दिसि जय जयकार करि निज निज जोरी जानि।
भिरे बीर इत रामहि उत रावनहि बखानि।।79।।

The calls for victory on both sides ranted the atmosphere and the brave soldiers on both sides engaged in bout with their equals hailing Ram on side and Ravan on the other.

We have now covered up to Doha 79 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Paansut Hanuman Ki Jai!

Sant Samaj ko Pranam!

 

Hariom,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCLIII

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

बिनु प्रयास हनुमान उठायो। लंका द्वार राखि पुनि आयो।।
तासु मरन सुनि सुर गंधर्बा। चढ़ि बिमान आए नभ सर्बा।।
बरषि सुमन दुंदुभीं बजावहिं। श्रीरघुनाथ बिमल जसु गावहिं।।
जय अनंत जय जगदाधारा। तुम्ह प्रभु सब देवन्हि निस्तारा।।
अस्तुति करि सुर सिद्ध सिधाए। लछिमन कृपासिन्धु पहिं आए।।
सुत बध सुना दसानन जबहीं। मुरुछित भयउ परेउ महि तबहीं।।
मंदोदरी रुदन कर भारी। उर ताड़न बहु भाँति पुकारी।।
नगर लोग सब ब्याकुल सोचा। सकल कहहिं दसकंधर पोचा।।
दो0-तब दसकंठ बिबिध बिधि समुझाईं सब नारि।
नस्वर रूप जगत सब देखहु हृदयँ बिचारि।।77।।

The dead body of Meghnad was picked up by Hanuman without much effort and he then placed it out side the gate of Lanka (so that his cremation is done properly by kinsmen thinking that the dead body of even an enemy should be treated with respect).

When the gods and the Gandharvas (the celestial beings) learned of the demise of Meghnad, they came over the battleground in their airborne vehicles and began to blow trumpets and showering flowers while singing praises of Raghunath Shri Ram relating accounts of His pristine glories. They praised Lakshman too by saying, “Anant (Lakshman) may win, Jagadadhar (the very basis of the world, Lakshman) may only win; you as our lord have seen end of woes of us gods (Lashman as lord of time is the best healer). When the gods and the Siddhas (the accomplished beings) left the scene after their prayers, Lakshman returned to see the Merciful Lord (after the assigned task is over the dutiful servant promptly goes back to master and attends to him).

On the other side, as soon as Dashanan Ravan came to know of the fact of his son’s death he fell to ground in an unconscious state; Mandodari also cried vehemently while beating chest and called Meghnad loudly by his various names. The citizens of Lanka uneasily thought of the nature of Dashanan Ravan and described him as unworthy father and thoughtless vile character.

After regaining consciousness Dashkantth Ravan tried to console the women of the household in very many ways and explained that if one really gives a serious thought the entire world is but to decay and end in nothingness.

We have now covered up to Doha 77 of Lanka Kand.
तिन्हहि ग्यान उपदेसा रावन। आपुन मंद कथा सुभ पावन।।
पर उपदेस कुसल बहुतेरे। जे आचरहिं ते नर न घनेरे।।
निसा सिरानि भयउ भिनुसारा। लगे भालु कपि चारिहुँ द्वारा।।
सुभट बोलाइ दसानन बोला। रन सन्मुख जा कर मन डोला।।
सो अबहीं बरु जाउ पराई। संजुग बिमुख भएँ न भलाई।।
निज भुज बल मैं बयरु बढ़ावा। देहउँ उतरु जो रिपु चढ़ि आवा।।
अस कहि मरुत बेग रथ साजा। बाजे सकल जुझाऊ बाजा।।
चले बीर सब अतुलित बली। जनु कज्जल कै आँधी चली।।
असगुन अमित होहिं तेहि काला। गनइ न भुजबल गर्ब बिसाला।।
छं0-अति गर्ब गनइ न सगुन असगुन स्त्रवहिं आयुध हाथ ते।
भट गिरत रथ ते बाजि गज चिक्करत भाजहिं साथ ते।।
गोमाय गीध कराल खर रव स्वान बोलहिं अति घने।
जनु कालदूत उलूक बोलहिं बचन परम भयावने।।
दो0-ताहि कि संपति सगुन सुभ सपनेहुँ मन बिश्राम।
भूत द्रोह रत मोहबस राम बिमुख रति काम।।78।।

Ravan gave others the crux of knowledge while he himself remained at lowest rung of existence in spite of knowing the welfare oriented and purifying stories. There are very many experts at preaching others but hardly to believe in or follow what they say.

After the night, at the time of day-break itself, the bears and monkeys thronged the gates of Lanka on all four sides. At this stage Ravan called his ace warriors and told them, “Those of you who would likely have their determination shaken while confronting enemy on the battleground, may well leave for safer places right now. Trying to run away from the battle field would not be seen kindly; I have picked up fight banking on strength of my own arms and would suitably respond when the enemy has knocked at the door.”

With above declaration Ravan promptly got for himself a car that could match wind in speed. While war-time music was being played, the brave soldiers having unmatched strength moved forward like a storm of soot. A lot of bad omens happened at this time but none cared for it out of arrogance borne of excessive might that their arms possessed.

Power drunk fellows remained unmindful of good omens and also of bad omens like arms slipping out of hands. The soldiers got dropped out of the rushing carts and kept running in midst of horses and elephants which made high-pitched sounds. The jackals, vultures, donkeys and dogs shrieked in unison and the owls gave calls in a menacing manner like the messenger of death would.

Would one ever get riches, be in state of well-being and have good tidings or have rest and comfort even in dreams who happens to be always engaged in exercises detrimental to the cause of beings at large, out of his ill-conceived notions and is an adversary of Ram, the Lord, and has interest only in fulfillment of his lustful cravings.

We have now covered up to Doha 78 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 DCL

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

दिन कें अंत फिरीं दोउ अनी। समर भई सुभटन्ह श्रम घनी।।
राम कृपाँ कपि दल बल बाढ़ा। जिमि तृन पाइ लाग अति डाढ़ा।।
छीजहिं निसिचर दिनु अरु राती। निज मुख कहें सुकृत जेहि भाँती।।
बहु बिलाप दसकंधर करई। बंधु सीस पुनि पुनि उर धरई।।
रोवहिं नारि हृदय हति पानी। तासु तेज बल बिपुल बखानी।।
मेघनाद तेहि अवसर आयउ। कहि बहु कथा पिता समुझायउ।।
देखेहु कालि मोरि मनुसाई। अबहिं बहुत का करौं बड़ाई।।
इष्टदेव सैं बल रथ पायउँ। सो बल तात न तोहि देखायउँ।।
एहि बिधि जल्पत भयउ बिहाना। चहुँ दुआर लागे कपि नाना।।
इत कपि भालु काल सम बीरा। उत रजनीचर अति रनधीरा।।
लरहिं सुभट निज निज जय हेतू। बरनि न जाइ समर खगकेतू।।
दो0-मेघनाद मायामय रथ चढ़ि गयउ अकास।।
गर्जेउ अट्टहास करि भइ कपि कटकहि त्रास।।72।।

At the end of the day after demise of Kumbhkaran, the two armies went back to their bases; the fighting during the day brought the brave warriors to suffer lot of tiredness. Shri Ram’s grace restored strength of the monkeys like dying fire’s flame gets a boost up on adding straws as fuels. The demons however kept losing power, day and night in the same way as ones’ good deeds and valorous acts lose charm and effect up on repeated recounting of the same by the doer himself.

The ten-headed demon Ravan ranted and lamented badly at the loss of his brother and could only bring the his severed head to bosom again and again. The ladies of his household cried hitting hard their hearts with own hands and spoke of his aura, capacity and immense strength in great detail.

Meghnad also arrived their at that occasion and related many past events to placate and calm down nerves of his father. He then assured saying, “you will see my manliness, my robust strength at play tomorrow, right now its meaningless to boast of it much. I have been gifted a chariot and special kind of power by my preferred deity; there hasn’t been an occasion to demonstrate it before you so far, O Father.”

The night was spent jabbering like this and day broke; the monkeys collected again on the four gates of Lanka in the early hours of morning. On one side the brave monkeys and bears were ready to fight and on the other the more resilient ones of demons were ready too.

Kakbhusundi says, “O Principal Bird (Garud), the warriors were fighting for winning the war for their own sides and it was a war that’s difficult to describe.”

Meghnad riding on his car with special and unworldly features climbed high up in sky and made big noise with his terrible laughter sending shock waves upsetting the army of monkeys.

We have now covered up to Doha 72 of Lanka Kand.

सक्ति सूल तरवारि कृपाना। अस्त्र सस्त्र कुलिसायुध नाना।।
डारह परसु परिघ पाषाना। लागेउ बृष्टि करै बहु बाना।।
दस दिसि रहे बान नभ छाई। मानहुँ मघा मेघ झरि लाई।।
धरु धरु मारु सुनिअ धुनि काना। जो मारइ तेहि कोउ न जाना।।
गहि गिरि तरु अकास कपि धावहिं। देखहि तेहि न दुखित फिरि आवहिं।।
अवघट घाट बाट गिरि कंदर। माया बल कीन्हेसि सर पंजर।।
जाहिं कहाँ ब्याकुल भए बंदर। सुरपति बंदि परे जनु मंदर।।
मारुतसुत अंगद नल नीला। कीन्हेसि बिकल सकल बलसीला।।
पुनि लछिमन सुग्रीव बिभीषन। सरन्हि मारि कीन्हेसि जर्जर तन।।
पुनि रघुपति सैं जूझे लागा। सर छाँड़इ होइ लागहिं नागा।।
ब्याल पास बस भए खरारी। स्वबस अनंत एक अबिकारी।।
नट इव कपट चरित कर नाना। सदा स्वतंत्र एक भगवाना।।
रन सोभा लगि प्रभुहिं बँधायो। नागपास देवन्ह भय पायो।।
दो0-गिरिजा जासु नाम जपि मुनि काटहिं भव पास।
सो कि बंध तर आवइ ब्यापक बिस्व निवास।।73।।

Meghnad then attacked with variety of weapon and arms and showered arrows from above. All the ten directions were filled with arrows and rained torrentially like in the month of Bhadrapad under the constellation of Magha. Only the cries of catch and kill were to be heard but none could make out who was killing without being seen i e Meghnad neither anyone had inkling about who really had the capacity to kill i e the Supreme Lord.

The monkeys tried to reach up in sky holding trees and rocks to strike but were disappointed as they could not locate the source of attack. Meghnad converted entire valley and caves etc in to a big prison surrounding the space with arrows with his Mayic (delusive) power. The disturbed monkeys were at loss to identify places for shelter; they were imprisoned in the same way as Lord Indra had imprisoned the Mandar mountain range. Angad, Nal and Neel as well as Hanuman, the son of wind-god, felt miserable and trapped though all of them were quite strong.

Meghnad did not even leave Lakshman, Sugreev and Vibhishan who were all incapacitated by piercing arrows through the bodies. Shortly afterwards he came in to combative mode against Raghupati Shri Ram and sent forth arrows that converted in to Nagas (serpents); this was application of Vyal-Pash (serpents coil) which captured the slayer of demon Khar (Shri Ram) though He happened to be someone only subject to control by self, a dimensionless entity, only one of His kind and the purest one without faults or blemish. Let’s not surprise because as the one who is unique i e without a second of His type and totally independent being Lord of Universe was only enacting in manner of an actor presenting false moves. It was all but in the interest of making the war interesting and engaging that the Lord got Himself physically bound by the snakes which made gods fearful.

Lord Shiv told Parvati, “O Girija, just think, would one by repeatedly taking whose name the Munis tear done the binding cords of the world ever be tied down Himself; He is present every where and in every thing and also in Him only the whole creation rests, therefore it is not likely that He will be bound in this way.”

We have now covered up to Doha 73 of Lanka Kand.

Bhavani Shankar ki Jai!
Shri jankivallabho Vijayatey!
Pawantsut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj ko Pranam!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXLIX

II Shree Guruvey namah II

 

Jai Shri ram,

 

ii Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

We covered up to Doha 69 of Lanka Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and his is further to it.

भागे भालु बलीमुख जूथा। बृकु बिलोकि जिमि मेष बरूथा।।
चले भागि कपि भालु भवानी। बिकल पुकारत आरत बानी।।
यह निसिचर दुकाल सम अहई। कपिकुल देस परन अब चहई।।
कृपा बारिधर राम खरारी। पाहि पाहि प्रनतारति हारी।।
सकरुन बचन सुनत भगवाना। चले सुधारि सरासन बाना।।
राम सेन निज पाछैं घाली। चले सकोप महा बलसाली।।
खैंचि धनुष सर सत संधाने। छूटे तीर सरीर समाने।।
लागत सर धावा रिस भरा। कुधर डगमगत डोलति धरा।।
लीन्ह एक तेहिं सैल उपाटी। रघुकुल तिलक भुजा सोइ काटी।।
धावा बाम बाहु गिरि धारी। प्रभु सोउ भुजा काटि महि पारी।।
काटें भुजा सोह खल कैसा। पच्छहीन मंदर गिरि जैसा।।
उग्र बिलोकनि प्रभुहि बिलोका। ग्रसन चहत मानहुँ त्रेलोका।।
दो0-करि चिक्कार घोर अति धावा बदनु पसारि।
गगन सिद्ध सुर त्रासित हा हा हेति पुकारि।।70।।

“Finding Kumbhakaran in such fury, the groups of bears and monkeys ran away like the host of sheep would sighting a wolf,” Lord Shiv told, “O Bhabvani, not only did they run away they also called out for help panicking and signalling their distress.”

They cried, “this demon is like a famine that wants to destroy the crop of monkeys, we can only be saved by Lord Shri Ram who is like cloud containing the water of of mercy and grace for our lives to be saved hence are seeking the shelter of Him who relieves the troubles of seekers.”  When the Lord Shri Ram listened to the pitiful call of distress, He again moved while readying His bow and arrows. Shri Ram first pushed the army of monkeys behind His back and then only the most powerful Lord, now angered, went ahead to do the rest.

Lord sent forth a volley of hundred arrows which entered the body of demon straightly. hit by so many arrows Kumbhakaran ran in frenzied manner with unstable gait making earth under his feet shaking; he then picked up a big mountain rock but the glorious one among the Raghu’s clan promptly cut off the arm holding it. The big demon then rushed holding a rock in his left arm, the Lord amputated that arm too which fell to ground.

The villain now looked like Mountain Mandar but without its wings (extensions); furious and badly enraged he looked at the lord as if he was ready to gulp down the three worlds. Making very very loud noise he ran with his mouth open to the maximum extent making the Siddhas and gods upset a lot and making them exclaim for help from a well-wisher.

We have now covered up to Doha 70 of Lanka Kand.
सभय देव करुनानिधि जान्यो। श्रवन प्रजंत सरासनु तान्यो।।
बिसिख निकर निसिचर मुख भरेऊ। तदपि महाबल भूमि न परेऊ।।
सरन्हि भरा मुख सन्मुख धावा। काल त्रोन सजीव जनु आवा।।
तब प्रभु कोपि तीब्र सर लीन्हा। धर ते भिन्न तासु सिर कीन्हा।।
सो सिर परेउ दसानन आगें। बिकल भयउ जिमि फनि मनि त्यागें।।
धरनि धसइ धर धाव प्रचंडा। तब प्रभु काटि कीन्ह दुइ खंडा।।
परे भूमि जिमि नभ तें भूधर। हेठ दाबि कपि भालु निसाचर।।
तासु तेज प्रभु बदन समाना। सुर मुनि सबहिं अचंभव माना।।
सुर दुंदुभीं बजावहिं हरषहिं। अस्तुति करहिं सुमन बहु बरषहिं।।
करि बिनती सुर सकल सिधाए। तेही समय देवरिषि आए।।
गगनोपरि हरि गुन गन गाए। रुचिर बीररस प्रभु मन भाए।।
बेगि हतहु खल कहि मुनि गए। राम समर महि सोभत भए।।
छं0-संग्राम भूमि बिराज रघुपति अतुल बल कोसल धनी।
श्रम बिंदु मुख राजीव लोचन अरुन तन सोनित कनी।।
भुज जुगल फेरत सर सरासन भालु कपि चहु दिसि बने।
कह दास तुलसी कहि न सक छबि सेष जेहि आनन घने।।
दो0-निसिचर अधम मलाकर ताहि दीन्ह निज धाम।
गिरिजा ते नर मंदमति जे न भजहिं श्रीराम।।71।।

The merciful Lord noted that the gods too were afraid now hence pulled the string of His bow up to ears and filled the mouth of the demon with arrows but extraordinarily powerful rascal still did not fall to ground; he ran with mouth full of arrows like he was the quiver of death itself in motion. In the end, The Lord, now angry, picked a very sharp arrow and severed his head from body. The same head got dropped in front of Ravan which made him cringe like a serpent would up on losing its Mani.

The head less body was still in fast running motion making the earth sink when the Lord cut it down in two piece; both pieces then fell down like mountains from high above and in process crushing monkeys, bears and the demon too. Brightness which emerged out of the body of the demon entered the mouth of the Lord which made the Munis and the gods astonish at the event (that life and other extraordinary powers come from one source only and that is the Supreme Lord even in case of the villainous and cruel beings and this was known to Munis and gods but here there was practical  demonstration of the same fact which surprised them).

It was now time to rejoice for the gods and blow the trumpet; they now began to sing praises of the Lord and showered flowers on Him. The gods had left the scene after their prayers when Muni Narad came and sung virtues of the Lord Hari from sky above, these interestingly sung praises were drenched in juice of Lord brave acts and pleased the Lord too. In the end the Muni beseeched the Lord to kill the villains and went away and Shri Ram remained on the battle field giving a very pleasant sight to the onlookers.

Raghupati, the King Kaushala, who possessed immeasurable strength, stood in most graceful manner over the battleground. He had drops of perspiration over His face, His eyes were like red lotus and body was covered with plenty of tiny dots of blood; he was playing with bow and arrows with His both arms and was surrounded by monkeys and bears on all sides. Tulsidas says that this kind of splendorous sight is difficult to be explained even by Shesh with his countless mouths.

Lord Shiv told Parvati at this stage, “O Girija (born of mountain hence having a firm resolve), it was a worst kind of demon of low tendencies and like a collection of filth and dirt, even such a one was consigned to His own abode by the Lord; verily they are dimwitted who don’t worship Shri Ram.”

(Kumbhakaran, in the last moments when death had him in its grip was only thinking of Lord Shri Ram albeit as an enemy and had the avatari form of the as Raghupati Shri Ram right before him, so he deserved to be joined with Him only after death.)

We have now covered up to Doha 71 of Lanka Kand.

 

Bhavani Shanakar ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayaty!

Pawansut Hanuman ki Jai!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami tulsidas ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

Ramcharit Charcha DCXLVIII

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

कर सारंग साजि कटि भाथा। अरि दल दलन चले रघुनाथा।।
प्रथम कीन्ह प्रभु धनुष टँकोरा। रिपु दल बधिर भयउ सुनि सोरा।।
सत्यसंध छाँड़े सर लच्छा। कालसर्प जनु चले सपच्छा।।
जहँ तहँ चले बिपुल नाराचा। लगे कटन भट बिकट पिसाचा।।
कटहिं चरन उर सिर भुजदंडा। बहुतक बीर होहिं सत खंडा।।
घुर्मि घुर्मि घायल महि परहीं। उठि संभारि सुभट पुनि लरहीं।।
लागत बान जलद जिमि गाजहीं। बहुतक देखी कठिन सर भाजहिं।।
रुंड प्रचंड मुंड बिनु धावहिं। धरु धरु मारू मारु धुनि गावहिं।।
दो0-छन महुँ प्रभु के सायकन्हि काटे बिकट पिसाच।
पुनि रघुबीर निषंग महुँ प्रबिसे सब नाराच।।68।।

Raghunath Shri Ram prepared Himself to trounce the army on the side of enemy by picking up His famous bow called Shrang and tying quiver to waist. First the Lord made a resounding sound through the string of His bow, the high-pitched sound made the people on the side of enemy lose capacity to hear. Then Shri Ram, the repository of truth, sent forth a volley of arrows which seemed like winged serpents of death. The formidable arrows hit here and there and in effect warring Pishachas (fierce demons) fell down cut up in pieces; their legs, bodies, heads and arms got severed and some of the brave ones were turned in to innumerable pieces. Badly hurt and wounded they fell to ground with their bodies spinning. The seasoned warriors among them attempted to fight back rising up again. The arrows made thundering sound while hitting targets and made many of them ran away when they saw of the arrows aimed at them. The headless bodies were to be seen running in the din of sound of calls “catch, seize, kill, kill’.

In a matter of seconds the arrows of the Lord felled the horrible demons and returned to be nestled back in His quiver.

We have now covered up to Doha 68 of Lanka Kand.

कुंभकरन मन दीख बिचारी। हति धन माझ निसाचर धारी।।
भा अति क्रुद्ध महाबल बीरा। कियो मृगनायक नाद गँभीरा।।
कोपि महीधर लेइ उपारी। डारइ जहँ मर्कट भट भारी।।
आवत देखि सैल प्रभू भारे। सरन्हि काटि रज सम करि डारे।।।
पुनि धनु तानि कोपि रघुनायक। छाँड़े अति कराल बहु सायक।।
तनु महुँ प्रबिसि निसरि सर जाहीं। जिमि दामिनि घन माझ समाहीं।।
सोनित स्त्रवत सोह तन कारे। जनु कज्जल गिरि गेरु पनारे।।
बिकल बिलोकि भालु कपि धाए। बिहँसा जबहिं निकट कपि आए।।
दो0-महानाद करि गर्जा कोटि कोटि गहि कीस।
महि पटकइ गजराज इव सपथ करइ दससीस।।69।।

Kumbhakaran gave a serious thought to the fact that army of his side was slain in a short while and this made him, a brave soldier of great strength,  very very angry and he responded by making a roaring sound like that of a lion. He, charged with anger,  then lifted off a mountain and dropped on where a group of great monkey warrior were assembled. The Lord noticed heavy mountain coming over the group of monkeys and he promptly converted it to powder form with his arrows. Retaliating angrily He readied His bow to send forth many a fierce arrows; these arrows used to get back in to the quiver after piercing the body of the demon in the same fashion as the lighting is seen merging back in to cloud after flashing. The dark body of big demon (Kumbhkaran) oozing red fluid looked special in the same way as a mountain of soot would look when red mud flows out from its pores.  Finding Kumbhakaran lose balance, the monkeys rushed towards him but he laughed heartily when they came near him.

Making a big sound Kumbhkaran roared and caught many many monkeys in one stroke and began to smash them to ground like a king elephant would do tiny animals while swearing in the name of his big brother, the ten-headed Ravan.

(The instruments of destruction meant to destroy vile tendencies, sourced out of the absolute truth, are not used up and  are not regenerated  because the truth is for ever and so are its arms. The vile tendencies and main afflictions are tenacious in their own way and may well pose threat to good tendencies fighting them but have no capacity to stand against the ire of the Lord.)

We have covered up to Doha 69 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 DCXLVII

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

उमा करत रघुपति नरलीला। खेलत गरुड़ जिमि अहिगन मीला।।
भृकुटि भंग जो कालहि खाई। ताहि कि सोहइ ऐसि लराई।।
जग पावनि कीरति बिस्तरिहहिं। गाइ गाइ भवनिधि नर तरिहहिं।।
मुरुछा गइ मारुतसुत जागा। सुग्रीवहि तब खोजन लागा।।
सुग्रीवहु कै मुरुछा बीती। निबुक गयउ तेहि मृतक प्रतीती।।
काटेसि दसन नासिका काना। गरजि अकास चलउ तेहिं जाना।।
गहेउ चरन गहि भूमि पछारा। अति लाघवँ उठि पुनि तेहि मारा।।
पुनि आयसु प्रभु पहिं बलवाना। जयति जयति जय कृपानिधाना।।
नाक कान काटे जियँ जानी। फिरा क्रोध करि भइ मन ग्लानी।।
सहज भीम पुनि बिनु श्रुति नासा। देखत कपि दल उपजी त्रासा।।
दो0-जय जय जय रघुबंस मनि धाए कपि दै हूह।
एकहि बार तासु पर छाड़ेन्हि गिरि तरु जूह।।66।।

Lord Shiv tells Parvati, “Uma, Lord Shri Ram is just acting in ways befitting humans as Raghupati; He is only playing in manner Garuda (the principal bird) would play with hosts of snakes (i e as Garuda, the carrier of Lord Vishnu, has no cause of alarm viz a viz snakes).

“Whose mere twitching of eyebrow can see end of time (or lord of death) itself, this kind of fight would naturally not behoove Him. He in fact is doing it so that His glory aimed at purifying the thought and behavior of the world gets extended and which would be sung by all and sundry to enable them to cross the ocean of being (i e it is to provide an example, a perfect one, of proper behavior in circumstances that resemble the happenings in lives of people).”

When Hanuman regained consciousness he looked all around for Sugreev. Sugreev also came back to senses but still lay like a corpse, believing him to be dead Kumbhakan let him slip out of his grip. Sugreev then promptly bit the ear and nose of Kumbhkaran which made him realize that Sugreev was still alive and had jumped skyward making roaring noise. Kumbhakaran once again caught Sugreev by leg and smashed to ground but he too most skillfully got up and hit Kumbhakaran back. Sugreev then came back near Shri Ram calling loudly ‘Victory, victory to Shri Ram, the merciful’.

Kumbhakaran felt demoralized that his nose and ears were bitten off and warding off feeling of discomfiture he got in to angry mood and returned back to fighting. He was basically a large bodied one and now his nose and ears were removed; this sight made the side of monkeys cringe and cower.

Ultimately they rushed to attack together shouting ‘may there be win for the jewel in the race of Raghu’ and simultaneously hurled barrage of mountain rocks and uprooted trees on Kumbhakaran.

We have now covered up to Doha 66 of Lanka Kand.

कुंभकरन रन रंग बिरुद्धा। सन्मुख चला काल जनु क्रुद्धा।।
कोटि कोटि कपि धरि धरि खाई। जनु टीड़ी गिरि गुहाँ समाई।।
कोटिन्ह गहि सरीर सन मर्दा। कोटिन्ह मीजि मिलव महि गर्दा।।
मुख नासा श्रवनन्हि कीं बाटा। निसरि पराहिं भालु कपि ठाटा।।
रन मद मत्त निसाचर दर्पा। बिस्व ग्रसिहि जनु एहि बिधि अर्पा।।
मुरे सुभट सब फिरहिं न फेरे। सूझ न नयन सुनहिं नहिं टेरे।।
कुंभकरन कपि फौज बिडारी। सुनि धाई रजनीचर धारी।।
देखि राम बिकल कटकाई। रिपु अनीक नाना बिधि आई।।
दो0-सुनु सुग्रीव बिभीषन अनुज सँभारेहु सैन।
मैं देखउँ खल बल दलहि बोले राजिवनैन।।67।।

Displaying his true color against the enemy Kumbhakaran went forward to confront them like death in fury; he devoured innumerable monkeys presenting a scene like a swarm of insects entering a cave. Kumbhakaran smashed and crushed many with his body and many more were crushed by palms of his hands and were mixed with soil of the ground. Monkeys and bears could be seen coming out through the holes of cut off nose and ears and were escaping.

The night roaming demon was now totally feverish for fighting and it seemed that he will gulped down the whole world as the way he was charged and acting was resolute. The warriors on the opposite side were made to turn back by him who had stopped listening to the calls for engaging in fight. They were running blindly and were not responding to calls for attention.

Coming to know that Kumbhakaran had destroyed the whole army of monkeys and bears, the army on the side of demons rushed back to fight seeing themselves at an advantage. Shri Ram also noted that the army of monkeys and bears fighting for him was now distraught and disheveled and the contingent of soldiers on opposite side were back prepared in variety of ways.

Shri Ram then ordered Sugreev, Vibhishan and younger brother to stay back and consolidate and regroup the running away fighters on their own side and
Shri Ram, the lotus eyed one, announced to confront the enemy force all by Himself.

(Kumbhakaran represents the mighty callous tendency of our minds and the bears and monkeys represent the tiny good tendencies fighting it which prove inadequate in resisting it at which point the thought of Almighty Lord only comes to help or really can help. Invoking Lord who remains in heart of every one is necessary for a decisive win of good tendencies over the bad ones.)

We have now covered up to Doha 67 of Lanka Kand.

BHavani Shankar Ki Jai!
Shri Jankivallabho Vijatatey!
Pawansut Hanuman Ki Jai!
Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!
Goswami Tulsidas Ki jai!

HariOm,
Krishna Khandelwal