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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Ayodhya Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 62 of 119

Dasaratha's-plea--Ramayana-desibantu
Ayodhya Kanda : Book of Ayodhya || Total Sargas (or)

Chapters: 119

Abstract: The preparations for Rama’s coronation in the city of Ayodhya, his exile into the forest, and the regency

of Bharata.

Sarga (chapter): 62 of 119 || śloka (verses): 27

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Vālmīki (Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि)

Vālmī

(Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि)

Introduction

After hearing harsh words from Kausalya, king Dasaratha loses consciousness and restores it after a long time. Afterwards, Kausalya repents for her mistake
of speaking such crude words and consoles the king with her reconciliatory words. Overcome by grief, Dasaratha fell into the grip, Dasaratha fell into the
grip of slumber as the night prevailed.

एवम् तु क्रुद्धया राजा राम मात्रा सशोकया |
श्रावितः परुषम् वाक्यम् चिन्तयाम् आस दुह्खितः || २-६२-१
evam tu kruddhayaa raajaa raama maatraa sashokayaa |
shraavitaH paruSham vaakyam cintayaam aasa duhkhitaH || 2-62-1


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.1

1. paruSam = (when) harsh; vaakyam = words;kruddhayaa = with anger; evam = in this manner; sashokayaa =(by)thegriefstricken;raama maatraa = Kausalya; Rama’smother; shravitaH = were heard; raajaa = king Dasaratha; duhkhitaH = felt depressed; chintayaamaasa = and thought uponthem.When harsh words with anger in this manner by the grief-stricken Kausalya, Rama’s mother were heard, king Dasaratha feltdepressed and reflected upon them.

चिन्तयित्वा स च नृपो मुमोह व्याकुलेन्द्रियः |
अथ दीर्घेण कालेन सम्ज्ञामाप परतपः || २-६२-२
cintayitvaa sa ca nR^ipo mumoha vyaakulendriyaH |
atha diirgheNa kaalena samjJNaamaapa paratapaH || 2-62-2


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.2

2. saH = that; nR^ipaH = king; cintyitvaa =(thus) thought over; vyaakulendriyaH = perplexed in mind; mumoha = and lost his consciousness; atha = thereafter;paramtapaH = that king who scorches the enemies; aapa = regained; samj~aam = his; consciousness; diirgheNa = after along; kaalena = time.The king fell brooding thus perplexed as he was in his mind and lost his consciousness. Thereafter, that king who
torments the enemies regained his consciousness after a long time.

स सम्ज्ञाअमुपलब्यैव दीर्घमुष्णम् च निःससन् |
कौसल्याम् पार्श्वतो दृष्ट्वा ततश्चिन्तामुपागमत् || २-६२-३
sa samjJNaaamupalabyaiva diirghamuShNam ca niHsasan |
kausalyaam paarshvato dR^iShTvaa tatashcintaamupaagamat || 2-62-3


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.3

3. upalabhyaiva = after obtaining; samJNaam =consciousness; saH = he; nihshvasan = breathing his sigh; diirgham = long; uSNam ca = and hot; dR^iSTvaa = and seeing;kausalyaam = Kausalya; paarshvataH = by his side; upaagamat = got; chintaam = to worry; tataH = consequently.After restoring his consciousness he, breathing a long and hot sigh and seeing Kausalya by his side, began to worryagain.

तस्य चिन्तयमानस्य प्रत्यभात् कर्म दुष्कृतम् |
यद् अनेन कृतम् पूर्वम् अज्ञानात् शब्द वेधिना || २-६२-४
tasya cintayamaanasya pratyabhaat karma duShkR^itam |
yad anena kR^itam puurvam aGYaanaat shabda vedhinaa || 2-62-4


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.4

4. cintayamaanasya = as he brooded over;duSkR^itam = the sinful; karma = deed; yat = that; kR^itam = was done; anena = by him;aJNaanaat = out of ignorance;puurvam = long ago; shabda vidhinaa = by shooting with an arrow an unseen object; the sound of which is only heard;
pratyabhaat = was recalled in his mind.As he thus brooded over, he recalled in his mind, a sinful deed that was done by him out of ignorance long ago, by
shooting with an arrow an unseen object, the sound of which was only heard.

अमनाः तेन शोकेन राम शोकेन च प्रभुः |
द्वाभ्यामपि महाराजः शोकाब्यामभितप्यतो || २-६२-५
amanaaH tena shokena raama shokena ca prabhuH |
dvaabhyaamapi mahaaraajaH shokaabyaamabhitapyato || 2-62-5


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.5

5. prabhuH = the mighty; mahaaraajaH = emperor;tena shokena = by that agony; amanaaH = and low spirited; raama shokena = by the
agony for Rama; anvatapyata = felttormented; advabhyaam = by duel; shokaabhyaam api = grief.The mighty emperor felt distressed through agony caused by that sinful dead and as also through agony caused byseparation from Rama and was tormented by the dual grief.

दह्यमानः तु शोकाभ्याम् कौसल्याम् आह भू पतिः |
वेपमानोऽञ्जलिम् कृत्वा प्रसादर्तमवाङ्मुखः || २-६२-६
dahyamaanaH tu shokaabhyaam kausalyaam aaha bhuu patiH |
vepamaano.aJNjalim kR^itvaa prasaadartamavaaN^mukhaH || 2-62-6


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.6

6. duhkhaartaaH = oppressed with sorrow;rudantyaH = and lamenting; gR^ihe gR^ihe = (women) in every house; vyagarhayanta = heaped reproaches; bhartaaraam = onhusbands; aagatam = who came; gR^iham = home; vaagbhiH = with words; dvipaan iva = like elephants; totraiH = by goads.”Oppressed
with sorrow and weeping, women in every house heaped reproaches on their husbands who came home, with wordsas sharp as pricks of the goad which attack an
elephant.”

प्रसादये त्वाम् कौसल्ये रचितः अयम् मया अन्जलिः |
वत्सला च आनृशंसा च त्वम् हि नित्यम् परेष्व् अपि || २-६२-७
prasaadaye tvaam kausalye racitaH ayam mayaa anjaliH |
vatsalaa ca aanR^isha.nsaa ca tvam hi nityam pareShv api || 2-62-7


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.7

7. Kausalyaa = O Kausalya; tvaam prasaadaye = Iseek your grace; ayam = this; anjaliH = joining of palms; rachiteH = is set out;
mayaa = by me; tvam = you; nityam = arealways; vatshalaa = affectionate; pareSvapi = and even towards others; anR^ishamsaaca hi = and even indeed king.”O,
Kausalya! I seek your grace. This joining of palms is set out by me. You are always affectionate even towards others and even indeed kind.”

भर्ता तु खलु नारीणाम् गुणवान् निर्गुणो अपि वा |
धर्मम् विमृशमानानाम् प्रत्यक्षम् देवि दैवतम् || २-६२-८
bhartaa tu khalu naariiNaam guNavaan nirguNo api vaa |
dharmam vimR^ishamaanaanaam pratyakSham devi daivatam || 2-62-8


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.8

8. devi = O; queen; naariNaam = for women;vimR^ishamaanaanaam = reflecting; dharmam = on righteousness; bhartaa = the husband;
guNavaan = either virtuous;nirguNo.apivaa = or worthless; pratyakSam = is visible; daivatam khalu = god indeed.”O, queen! For women reflecting on
righteousness, a husband whether he is virtuous or worthless, is a visible godindeed.”

सा त्वम् धर्म परा नित्यम् दृष्ट लोक पर अवर |
न अर्हसे विप्रियम् वक्तुम् दुह्खिता अपि सुदुह्खितम् || २-६२-९
saa tvam dharma paraa nityam dR^iShTa loka para avara |
na arhase vipriyam vaktum duhkhitaa api suduhkhitam || 2-62-9


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.9

9. saa tvam = you as such; nityam dharmaparaa =who is ever intent on virtue; dR^iSTa loka paraavaraa = who has understood good
and evil fortunes in the world;duHkhita.api = even if grief-stricken; naarhasi = ought not; vaktum = to speak; vipriyam = unpleasant words; suduHkhitam= to
me; who is too much in distress.”You as such, who is ever intent on virtue, who has understood good and evil fortunes in the world, even if grief-
stricken, ought not to have spoken unpleasant words to me, who is too much in distress.”

तत् वाक्यम् करुणम् राज्ञः श्रुत्वा दीनस्य भाषितम् |
कौसल्या व्यसृजद् बाष्पम् प्रणाली इव नव उदकम् || २-६२-१०
tat vaakyam karuNam raaGYaH shrutvaa diinasya bhaaShitam |
kausalyaa vyasR^ijad baaShpam praNaalii iva nava udakam || 2-62-10


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.10

10. shrutvaa = hearing; tatvaakyam = thosewords; karuNam = which were miserable; bhaaSitam = spoken; diinasya = by the depressed;
rajaJNaH = king; kausalyaa =Kausalya; vyasR^ijat = shed; baaSpam = tears; navodakam iva = like new rain water; praNaalii = from a channel.
Hearing those miserable words spoken by the distressed king, Kausalya shed tears, akin to new rain water flowing from channel.

मूद्र्ह्नि बद्ध्वा रुदती राज्ञः पद्मम् इव अन्जलिम् |
सम्भ्रमात् अब्रवीत् त्रस्ता त्वरमाण अक्षरम् वचः || २-६२-११
sa muudrhni baddhvaa rudatii raaGYaH padmam iva anjalim |
sambhramaat abraviit trastaa tvaramaaNa akSharam vacaH || 2-62-11


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.11

11. baddhvaa = capturing; muurdhni = on her ownhead; raajaJNaH = the king’s; aNjalim = palms joined; padmamiva = in the form of a
lotus; saa = Kausalya; trastaa = wasscared; abraviit = and spoke; rudatii = weeping; tvaramaaNaakSaram = in hurriedly; lettered vachaH = words; sambhramaat
= in eagerness.Capturing on her own head, the king’s palms joined in the form of a lotus, Kausalya was scared and spoke weeping inhurriedly lettered words
in eagerness.

प्रसीद शिरसा याचे भूमौ निततिता अस्मि ते |
याचिता अस्मि हता देव हन्तव्या अहम् न हि त्वया || २-६२-१२
prasiida shirasaa yaace bhuumau nitatitaa asmi te |
yaacitaa asmi hataa deva hantavyaa aham na hi tvayaa || 2-62-12


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.12

12. deva = O; king; yaa ca = I appeal; te = toyou; shirasaa = with bowed head; nivataa asmi = I lie prostrate; bhuumau = on the floor; hataa asmi = I am ruined; aham= I; kSantavyaahi = an not indeed to be forgiven; tvayaa = by you.”O, king! I appeal to you with my bowed head. I lie
prostrate on the floor. I am ruined. I am not to be forgiven indeedby you.”

न एषा हि सा स्त्री भवति श्लाघनीयेन धीमता |
उभयोः लोकयोः वीर पत्या या सम्प्रसाद्यते || २-६२-१३
na eShaa hi saa strii bhavati shlaaghaniiyena dhiimataa |
ubhayoH lokayoH viira patyaa yaa samprasaadyate || 2-62-13


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.13

13. viira = O valiant man; yaa = which woman;samprasaadyate = being propitiated; patyaa = by her husband; shlaaghaniiyena = who
is worthy of praise; dhiimataa = andpossing good disposition; saa eSaa = such of this; strii = woman; na bhavati hi = is ill- becoming; ubhayoH = in both;
lokayoH = the worlds.”O, Valiant man! In both the worlds, it is ill-becoming of a woman, being propitiated by her husband, who is praiseworthy and
possessing good disposition.”

जानामि धर्मम् धर्मज्ञ त्वाम् जाने सत्यवादिनम् |
पुत्र शोक आर्तया तत् तु मया किम् अपि भाषितम् || २-६२-१४
jaanaami dharmam dharmaGYa tvaam jaane satyavaadinam |
putra shoka aartayaa tat tu mayaa kim api bhaaShitam || 2-62-14


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.14

114. dharmaJNa = O; king who knowsrighteousness; jaanaami = I understand; dharmam = righteousness; jaane = I know; tvaam = you;
satya vaadinam = to bespeaking truly; tu = but; tat = that; kim api = something; unseemly; bhaaSitam = was spoken; mayaa = by me;putrashokaartayaa = while
afflicted of grief for my son.”O, valiant man! In both the worlds, it of a woman, being propitiated by her husband, who is praise worthy andpossessing good
disposition.”

शोको नाशयते धैर्यम् शोको नाशयते श्रुतम् |
शोको नाशयते सर्वम् न अस्ति शोक समः रिपुः || २-६२-१५
shoko naashayate dhairyam shoko naashayate shrutam |
shoko naashayate sarvam na asti shoka samaH ripuH || 2-62-15


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.15

15. shokaH = grief; naashayate = ruins; dairyam= courage; shokaH = grief; naashayate = ruins; shrutam = sacred learning; shokaH = all; naasti = there is not; ripuH =enemy; shokasamaH = like grief.”Grief ruins courage. Grief ruins sacred learning, grief ruins all. There is no enemy like grief.”

शक्यम् आपतितः सोढुम् प्रहरः रिपु हस्ततः |
सोढुम् आपतितः शोकः सुसूक्ष्मः अपि न शक्यते || २-६२-१६
shakyam aapatitaH soDhum praharaH ripu hastataH |
soDhum aapatitaH shokaH susuukShmaH api na shakyate || 2-62-16


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.16

16. prahaaraH = A hitting; aapatitaH = that;descended; ripuhastataH = from the hands of an enemy; shakyaH = is possible to be;
soDhum = tolerated; shokaH = thegrief; su suukSmo.api = even if so small; aapatitaH = suddenly; na shakyate = is not possible to; soDhum = tolerated.”A
hitting that descended from the hands of an enemy is possible to be tolerated. But, the grief suddenly descended,even if so small, is not possible to be
tolerated.”

दर्मज्ञाः श्रुतिमन्तोऽपि चिन्नधर्मार्थसंशयाः |
यतयो वीर मुह्यन्ति शोकसम्मूढचेतसः || २-६२-१७
darmajJNaaH shrutimanto.api chinnadharmaarthasa.nshayaaH |
yatayo viira muhyanti shokasammuuDhacetasaH || 2-62-17


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.17

17. viira = O; valiant man; yatayaH.api = even ascetis; dharmaJNaaH = who know righteousness; shrutimantaH = who have learnt
sacred texts; chinna dharmaartha samshayaaH = who have retn asunder doubts relating to religious merit and wealth; muhyanti = go astray; shokasammuuDhacetasaH = having their minds infatuated with grief.”O, valiant man! Even ascetics, who know righteousness, who have learnt sacred texts and who have rent asunder doubts relating to religious merit and wealth, go astray having their minds infatuated with grief.”

वन वासाय रामस्य पन्च रात्रः अद्य गण्यते |
यः शोक हत हर्षायाः पन्च वर्ष उपमः मम || २-६२-१८
vana vaasaaya raamasya panca raatraH adya gaNyate |
yaH shoka hata harShaayaaH panca varSha upamaH mama || 2-62-18


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.18

18. gaNyate = it is counted; adya = today;paNcaraatraH = as five days; raamasya = since Rama; vanavaasaaya = has gone to exile;
yaH = which; mama = for me; shokahata harSayaaH = whose happiness is mined by grief; paNcavarSopamaH = equal to five years.”Today it is counted as five days
since Rama has gone to exile. It is equal to five years for me, since grief has ruined my happiness.”

तम् हि चिन्तयमानायाः शोको अयम् हृदि वर्धते |
अदीनाम् इव वेगेन समुद्र सलिलम् महत् || २-६२-१९
tam hi cintayamaanaayaaH shoko ayam hR^idi vardhate |
adiinaam iva vegena samudra salilam mahat || 2-62-19


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.19

19. cintayamaanaayaaH = while I think; tam = of Rama; ayam = this; shokaH = grief; hR^idi = in my heart; vardhate = is growing;
mahat samudra salilamiva = like water in the great ocean; (increasing); vegena = with the streaming fast; nadiinaam = of rivers.”While I think of Rama, this
grief in my heart is increasing, like water in a great ocean increases with the faststreaming of rivers.

एवम् हि कथयन्त्याः तु कौसल्यायाः शुभम् वचः |
मन्द रश्मिर् अभूत् सुर्यो रजनी च अभ्यवर्तत || २-६२-२०
evam hi kathayantyaaH tu kausalyaayaaH shubham vacaH |
manda rashmir abhuut suryo rajanii ca abhyavartata || 2-62-20


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.20

20. kausalyaaH = Kausalya; kathayantyaaH =while telling; shubhamhi = indeed auspicious; vacaH = words; evam = in this way;
suuryaH = the sun; abhuut = became;manda rashmiH = feeble = rayed; abhyavartata = turned towards; rajaniica = night too.While Kausalya was telling
auspicious words indeed as aforesaid the sun became feeble and turned towards night too.

तथ प्रह्लादितः वाक्यैः देव्या कौसल्यया नृपः |
शोकेन च समाक्रान्तः निद्राया वशम् एयिवान् || २-६२-२१
atatha prahlaaditaH vaakyaiH devyaa kausalyayaa nR^ipaH |
shokena ca samaakraantaH nidraayaa vasham eyivaan || 2-62-21


Show Description: Sloka 2.62.21

21. nR^ipaH = the king; tathaa = thus;prasaaditaH = cheered up; devyaa = by the queen; kausalyayaa = Kausalya; eyivaan = got;
vasham = subjected; nidraayaaH =to sleep; samaakraantaH ca = after having been overcome; shokena = be grief.The king, thus cheered up by the queen Kausalya,
got subjected to slumber, after having been overcome by grief.

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