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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Yuddha Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 110 of 128

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Yuddha Kanda : book of war || Total Sargas (or) Chapters: 128

Abstract: The battle in Lanka between the monkey and the demon armies of Rama and Ravana, respectively. After Ravana is defeated, Sita undergoes the test of fire, completes exile with Rama, and they return to Ayodhya to reign over the Ideal State.

Sarga (chapter): 110 of 128 || śloka (verses): 26

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Vālmīki (Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि)

Vālmīki (Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि)

Introduction

All the consorts of Ravana lament, recollecting the valour of Ravana and with a stunning surprise of how he has been killed by an ordinary mortal. They feel sorry that, had Seetha been restored by Ravana to Rama, this major disaster would not have befallen them.

रावणम् निहतं दृष्ट्वा राघवेण महात्मना |
अन्तःपुराद्विनिष्पेतू राक्षस्यः शोककर्शिताः || ६-११०-१
raavaNam nihataM dR^iShTvaa raaghaveNa mahaatmanaa |
antaHpuraadviniShpetuu raakShasyaH shokakarshitaaH || 6-110-1


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.1

1. dR^iShTvaa = seeing; raavaNam = Ravana; nihatam = killed; mahaatmanaa raaghaveNa = by the great-souled Rama; raakShasyaH = the female-demons; shoka karshitaaH = were stricken with grief; viniShpetuH = and rushed out; antaH puraat = from their gynaecium.

Seeing Ravana killed by the great-souled Rama, the female-demons were stricken with grief and rushed out from their gynaecium.

वार्यमाणः सुबहुशो वेष्टन्त्यः क्षितिपांसुषु |
विमुक्तकेश्यः शोकार्ता गावो वत्सहता यथा || ६-११०-२
vaaryamaaNaH subahusho veShTantyaH kShitipaaMsuShu |
vimuktakeshyaH shokaartaa gaavo vatsahataa yathaa || 6-110-2


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.2

2. vaaryamaaNaaH = even though impeded; subahushaH = now and then; veShTantyaH = (They) were rolling; kShiti paamsuShu = in the dust on the floor; vimuktya keshyaH = with their dishevelled hair; shokaartaaH = and tormented with grief; gaavaH yathaa = like cows; vatsahataaH = that had lost their calf.

Even though impeded now and then by their maid servants, they were rolling in the dust of the streets, with their hair dishevelled, tormented as they were with grief like cows that had lost their calf.

उत्तरेण विनिष्क्रम्य द्वारेण सह राक्षसैः |
प्रविश्यायोधनं घोरं विचिन्वन्त्यो हतं पतिम् || ६-११०-३
आर्यपुत्रेति वादिन्यो हा नाथेति च सर्वशः |
परिपेतुः कबन्धाङ्कां महीं शोणितकर्दमाम् || ६-११०-४
uttareNa viniShkramya dvaareNa saha raakShasaiH |
pravishyaayodhanaM ghoraM vichinvantyo hataM patim || 6-110-3
aaryaputreti vaadinyo haa naatheti cha sarvashaH |
paripetuH kabandhaaN^kaaM mahiiM shoNitakardamaam || 6-110-4


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.3,6.110.4

3-4. viniShkramya = issuing out; uttareNa dvaareNa = of the northern gate; raakShasaiH saha = along with demons; pravishya = and penetrating; ghoram aayodhanam = into the terrific battle-field; vichinvantyaH = searching; patim = for their husband; hatam = who had been killed; vaadinyaH = and crying out; aaryaputreti haa naatheti = “Ah my lord! Ah my husband!”; paripetuH = they all ran hither and thither; mahiim = on the ground; kabandhaaN^kaam = which was covered with headless trunks; shoNita kardamaam = and rendered muddy with blood.

Issuing out of the northern gate along with demons and penetrating into the terrific battle-field, searching for their husband, who had been killed and crying out, “Ah my lord! Ah my husband!” they all ran hither and thither on the ground which was covered with headless trunks and rendered muddy with blood.” .

ता बाष्पपरिपूर्णाक्ष्यो भर्तृशोकपराजिताः |
करेण्व इव नर्दन्त्यो विनेदुर्हतयूथपाः || ६-११०-५
taa baaShpaparipuurNaakShyo bhartR^ishokaparaajitaaH |
kareNva iva nardantyo vinedurhatayuuthapaaH || 6-110-5


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.5

5. taaH = those women; bhartR^i shokaparaajitaaH = who were overcome with sorrow about the death of their husband; baaShpa paripuurNaakShyaH = having their eyes filled with tears; vineduH nardantyaH = loudly lamented; karveNvaH iva = like female-elephants; hatayuuthapaH = who had lost the leader of their herd.

Those women, who were overcome with grief about the death of their husband, having their eyes filled with tears, loudly lamented like female-elephants who had lost the leader of their herd.

ददृशुस्ता महाकायं महावीर्यं महद्युतिम् |
रावणं निहतं भूमौ नीलाञ्जनचयोपमम् || ६-११०-६
dadR^ishustaa mahaakaayaM mahaaviiryaM mahadyutim |
raavaNaM nihataM bhuumau niilaaJNjanachayopamam || 6-110-6


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.6

6. taaH = those women; dadR^ishuH = saw; raavaNam mahaakaayam = the gigantic Ravana; mahaaviiryam = who was endowed with a great strength; mahaadyutim = and invested with a great splendour; nihatam = lying killed; bhuumau = on the ground; niilaaN^janachayopamam = like a heap of black collyrium.

Those women saw the gigantic Ravana, who was endowed with a great strength and invested with a great splendour, lying killed on the ground, like a heap of black collyrium.

ताः पतिं सहसा दृष्ट्वा शयानं रणपांसुषु |
निपेतुस्तस्य गात्रेषु छिन्ना वनलता इव || ६-११०-७
taaH patiM sahasaa dR^iShTvaa shayaanaM raNapaaMsuShu |
nipetustasya gaatreShu chhinnaa vanalataa iva || 6-110-7


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.7

7. sahasaa = suddenly; dR^iShTvaa = seeing; patim = their husband; shayaanam = lying; raNa paamsuShu = in dust of the battle-field; taaH = those women; nipetuH = fell down; tasya gaatreShu = on his limbs; chhinnaaH vanalataa iva = like uprooted wild creepers.

Suddenly seeing their husband lying in dust of the battle-field, those women fell down on his limbs, like uprooted wild creepers.

बहुमानात्परिष्वज्व काचिदेवं रुरोद ह |
चरणौ काचिदालम्ब्य काचित्कण्ठेऽवलम्ब्य च || ६-११०-८
bahumaanaatpariShvajva kaachidevaM ruroda ha |
charaNau kaachidaalambya kaachitkaNThe.avalambya cha || 6-110-8


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.8

8. kaachit = a woman; ruroda ha = wept; pariShvajya = embracing; enam = him; bahumaanaat = out of great regard; kaachit = a woman; aalambya = clinging; charaNau = his feet; kaachit = a woman; avalambya cha = catching hold; kaNThe = of his neck.

A woman wept, embracing him out of great regard, another woman clinging to his feet and another, catching hold of his neck.

उत्क्षिप्य च भुजौ काचिद् भूमौ सुपरिवर्तते |
हतस्य वदनं दृष्ट्वा काचिन्मोहमुपागमत् || ६-११०-९
utkShipya cha bhujau kaachid bhuumau suparivartate |
hatasya vadanaM dR^iShTvaa kaachinmohamupaagamat || 6-110-9


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.9

9. kaachit = a woman; suparivartate = rolled; bhuumau = over the ground; utkShipya bhujau = with her arms thrown up; kaachit = a woman; dR^iShTvaa = on seeing; hatasya vadanam = the face of her deceased husband; upaagamat moham = fell into a swoon.

A woman rolled over the ground, with her arms thrown up. On seeing the face of her deceased husband, another woman fell into a swoon.

काचिदङ्के शिरः कृत्वा रुरोद मुखमीक्षती |
स्नापयन्ती मुखं बाष्पैस्तुषारैरिव पङ्कजम् || ६-११०-१०
kaachidaN^ke shiraH kR^itvaa ruroda mukhamiikShatii |
snaapayantii mukhaM baaShpaistuShaarairiva paN^kajam || 6-110-10


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.10

10. kR^itvaa = keeping; shiraH = his head; aN^ke = in her lap; kaachit = a woman; iikShatii = looking at; mukham = his face; ruroda = wept; snaapayantii = moistening; mukham = that face; baaShpaiH = with her tears; paN^kajam iva = as (moistening) a lotus; tuShaaraiH = with dew-drops.

Keeping Ravana’s head in her lap, a woman, looking at his face, wept moistening that face with her tears, as dew drops moisten a lotus-flower.

एवमार्ताः पतिं दृष्ट्वा रावणं निहतं भुवि |
चुक्रुशुर्बहुधा शोकाद्भूयस्ताः पर्यदेवयन् || ६-११०-११
येन वित्रासितः शक्रो येन वित्रासितो यमः |
येन वैश्रवणो राजा पुष्पकेण वियोजितः || ६-११०-१२
गन्धर्वाणामृषीणां च सुराणां च महात्मनाम् |
भयं येन रणे दत्तं सोऽयं शेते रणे हतः || ६-११०-१३
evamaartaaH patiM dR^iShTvaa raavaNaM nihataM bhuvi |
chukrushurbahudhaa shokaadbhuuyastaaH paryadevayan || 6-110-11
yena vitraasitaH shakro yena vitraasito yamaH |
yena vaishravaNo raajaa puShpakeNa viyojitaH || 6-110-12
gandharvaaNaamR^iShiiNaaM cha suraaNaaM cha mahaatmanaam |
bhayaM yena raNe dattaM so.ayaM shete raNe hataH || 6-110-13


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.11 to 6.110.13

11-13. saH ayam = that Ravana; yena = by whom; shakraH = Indra; vitraasitaH = was thrown into fear; yena = by whom; yamaH = Yama; vitraasitaH = was frightened; yena = by whom; raajaa = the king; vaishravaNaH = Kubera; viyojitaH = was deprived of; puShpakena = Pushpaka; the aerial car; yena = by whom; bhayam = fear; dattam = was caused; raNe = in battle; ganaharvaaNaam to Gandharvas; R^iShiNaam = sages; mahaatmaanaam suraaNaam cha = to the great souled gods; hataH = was killed; raNe = in battle; shete = and lies down.

“That Ravana, by whom Indra was thrown into fear, Yama was struck with terror, by whom Kubera the king was deprived of Pushpaka the aerial car, and by whom fear was caused on the battle-field in the Gandharva the celestial musicians, in the sages and the great-souled gods, lies killed in the battle-field.”.

असुरेभ्यः सुरेभ्यो वा पन्नगेभ्योऽपि वा तथा |
भयं यो न विजानाति तस्येदं मानुषाद् भयम् || ६-११०-१४
asurebhyaH surebhyo vaa pannagebhyo.api vaa tathaa |
bhayaM yo na vijaanaati tasyedaM maanuShaad bhayam || 6-110-14


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.14

14. idam bhayam = this danger (has come); maanuShaat = from a mortal; tasya = to him; yaH bhayam na vijaanaati = who did not conceive any fear; asurebhyaH = from the demons; surebhyovaa = or the gods; tathaa = and; pannagebhyo.api = even the serpents for that matter!.

“This danger has come from a mortal to him, who did not conceive any fear from the demons or the gods or even the serpents for that matter!” .

अवध्यो देवतानां यस्तथा दानवरक्षसाम् |
हतः सोऽयं रणे शेते मानुषेण पदातिना || ६-११०-१५
avadhyo devataanaaM yastathaa daanavarakShasaam |
hataH so.ayaM raNe shete maanuSheNa padaatinaa || 6-110-15


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.15

15. shete = here lies; raNe = in the battle field; saH ayam = that Ravana; yaH avadhyaH = who was incapable of being killed; devataanaam = by gods; tathaa = and; daanava raakShasaanaam = devils and demons; hataH = but who was killed; padaatinaa maanuSheNa = by a pedestrian man.

“Here lies killed in battle, by a pedestrian man coming from Ayodhya, that Ravana, who was incapable of being killed by gods and even so by devils and demons too.”.

यो न शक्यः सुरैर्हन्तुं न यक्षैर्नासुरैस्तथा |
सोऽयं कश्चिदिवासत्त्वो मृत्युं मर्येन लम्भितः || ६-११०-१६
yo na shakyaH surairhantuM na yakShairnaasuraistathaa |
so.ayaM kashchidivaasattvo mR^ityuM maryena lambhitaH || 6-110-16


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.16

16. yaH = He who; na shakyaH = could not be; hantum = killed; suraiH = by gods; yakShaiH = Yakshas; na tathaa asuraiH = and demons like; mR^ityum lambhitaH = could be killed; martyena = by a mortal; kashchit iva asattvaH = like one devoid of strength.

“He who could not be killed by gods, Yakshas and demons alike, could be killed by a mortal like one devoid of strength.” .

एवं वदन्त्यो रुरुदस्तस्य ता दुःखिताः स्त्रियः |
भूय एव च दुःखार्ता विलेपुश्च पुनः पुनः || ६-११०-१७
evaM vadantyo rurudastasya taa duHkhitaaH striyaH |
bhuuya eva cha duHkhaartaa vilepushcha punaH punaH || 6-110-17


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.17

17. evam = thus; vadantyaH = uttering; tasy taaH striyaH = those women of Ravana; duH khitaaH = wailing (as aforesaid); ruruduH = burst into tears; bhuuyaH eva = once more; punaH punaH = (they) repeatedly; vilepuH = lamented; duHkhartaaH = stricken as they were with grief.

Thus uttering, those women of Ravana, wailing as aforesaid, burst into tears. They once more and repeatedly lamented, stricken, as they were, with grief (as follows): .

अशृण्वता तु सुहृदां सततं हितवादिनाम् |
मरणायाहृता सीता राक्षसाश्च निपातिताः || ६-११०-१८
एताः सममिदानीं ते वयमात्मा च पातितः |
ashR^iNvataa tu suhR^idaaM satataM hitavaadinaam |
maraNaayaahR^itaa siitaa raakShasaashcha nipaatitaaH || 6-110-18
etaaH samamidaaniiM te vayamaatmaa cha paatitaH |


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.18

18. maraNaaya = for your own death; siitaa = Seetha; aahR^itaa = was borne away (by you); ashR^iNvataa = who did not listen; satatam hita vaadinaam suhR^idaam = to your near and dear ones; who always offered friendly counsel to you; raakShasaashcha = the demons; nipaatitaaH = were struck down; te etaaH vayam = here stand we (your consorts); aatmaacha samam = as well as your own self; paatitaH = struck down; idaaniim = now.

“For your own death, Seetha was borne away by you, who did not listen to your near and dear ones, who always offered friendly counsel to you. The demons were struck down. Here, stand we (your consorts) as well as your own self, struck down now.” .

ब्रुवाणोऽपि हितं वाक्यमिष्टो भ्राता विभीषणः || ६-११०-१९
धृष्टं परुषितो मोहात्त्वयात्मवधकाङिक्ष्णा |
bruvaaNo.api hitaM vaakyamiShTo bhraataa vibhiiShaNaH || 6-110-19
dhR^iShTaM paruShito mohaattvayaatmavadhakaaN^ikShNaa |


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.19

19. bruvaano.api = though tendering; hitam = salutary; vaakyam = advice; (to you) vibhiiShaNaH = Vibhishana; iShTaH bhraataa = your beloved brother; dhR^iShTam = was harshly; paruShitaH = scolded; tvayaa = by you; mohaat = through ignorance; aatma vadha kaaN^kShiNaH = who sought your own destruction.

“Though tendering salutary advice to you, Vibhishana your beloved brother, was harshly scolded through ignorance by you, who sought your own destruction.” .

यदि निर्यातिता ते स्वात्सीता रामाय मैथिली || ६-११०-२०
न नः स्याद्व्यसनं घोरमिदं मूलहरं महत् |
yadi niryaatitaa te svaatsiitaa raamaaya maithilii || 6-110-20
na naH syaadvyasanaM ghoramidaM muulaharaM mahat |


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.20

20. yadi syaat te niryaatitaa = if you had restored; siitaa = Seetha; maithilii = a princess of Mithila; raamaaya = to Rama; idam = this; mahat ghoram = this appallingly terrific; vyasanam = disaster; na muula haram = which has robbed us of every root; nasyaat = would not have befallen us.

“If you had restored Seetha a princess of Mithila to Rama, this appallingly terrific disaster, which has robbed us of every root, would not have befallen us.”.

वृत्तकामो भवेद्भ्राता रामो मित्रकुलं भवेत् || ६-११०-२१
वयं चाविधवाः सर्वाः सकामा न च शत्रवः |
vR^ittakaamo bhavedbhraataa raamo mitrakulaM bhavet || 6-110-21
vayaM chaavidhavaaH sarvaaH sakaamaa na cha shatravaH |


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.21

21. (If you had restored Seetha) bhraataa = Vibhishana; your brother; bhavet = would have; vR^ittakaamaH = had his desire fulfilled; raamaH = Rama; bhavet = would have been; mitrakulam = in the company of our allies; sarvaaH vayam = all of us (would have been) avidhavaaH = spared the curse of widowhood; shatravaH cha = and our enemies na would not have; sakaamaaH = realised their ambition.

“If you had restored Seetha to Rama, Vibhishana your brother would have had his desire fulfilled. Rama would have been in the company of our allies. All of us would have been spared the curse of widowhood and our enemies would not have realized their ambition.” .

त्वया पुनर्नृशंसेन सीतां संरुन्धता बलात् || ६-११०-२२
राक्षसा वयमात्मा च त्रयं तुल्यं निपातितम् |
tvayaa punarnR^ishaMsena siitaaM saMrundhataa balaat || 6-110-22
raakShasaa vayamaatmaa cha trayaM tulyaM nipaatitam |


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.22

22. tvayaa punaH = by you; more over; balaat = who forcefully; samruudhataa = captivated; siitaam = Seetha; nR^ishamsena = cruelly; tulyam nipaatitam = destroyed all at once; raakShasaaH = the demons; vayamcha = we (your consorts); aatmaacha = and your youself too; trayam = all the three.

“By you, however, who forcefully captivated Seetha cruelly, the demons, we (your consorts) and your own self all the three have been destroyed all at once.” .

न कामकारः कामं वा तव राक्षसपुंगव|
दैवं चेष्टयते सर्वं हतं दैवेन हन्यते || ६-११०-२३
na kaamakaaraH kaamaM vaa tava raakShasapuMgava|
daivaM cheShTayate sarvaM hataM daivena hanyate || 6-110-23


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.23

23. raakShasa pungava = O the excellent demon!; kaamam = really; tava = your; kaamakaaraH = act of following your own free will; na vaa = may not be the reason either; sarvam = all; cheShTayate = is being done; daivam = by a divine power; hatam = struck; hanyate = and ruined; devena = by the divine power.

“O the excellent demon! Your act of following your own free will, may not be the reason for your destruction, either for, all is being run by a divine power, struck and ruined by the divine power.” .

वानराणाम् विनाशोऽयं राक्षसानां च ते रणे |
तव चैव महाबाहो दैवयोगादुपाग्तः || ६-११०-२४
vaanaraaNaam vinaasho.ayaM raakShasaanaaM cha te raNe |
tava chaiva mahaabaaho daivayogaadupaagtaH || 6-110-24


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.24

24. mahaabaaho = O the great armed!; ayam = this; vinashaH = destruction; vaanaraaNaam = of the monkeys; te raakShasaanaamcha = your demons; tava cha = and yourself; raNe = in the battle; upaagataH = happened; daivayogaat = at the juncture of the providence (alone).

“This destruction of the monkeys, your demons as also yourself, in the battle, has happened at the juncture of the Providence (alone), O the great armed!” .

नै वार्थेन न कामेन विक्रमेण न चाज्ञया |
शक्या दैवगतिर्लोके निवर्तयितुमुद्यता || ६-११०-२५
nai vaarthena na kaamena vikrameNa na chaajJNayaa |
shakyaa daivagatirloke nivartayitumudyataa || 6-110-25


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.25

25. daivagatiH = the course of destiny; udyataa = when ready to bear fruit; na shakyaa = cannot be; nivartayitum = diverted; arthena = by money; na kaamena = nor by wish; na vikrameNa = nor by valour; na aajJNayaacha = nor even by command; loke = in this world.

“The course of destiny, when ready to bear fruit, cannot be diverted either by money, or by wish, or by valour or even by command in this world.”.

विलेपुरेवं दीनास्ता राक्षसाधिपयोषितः |
कुरर्य इव दुःखार्ता बाष्पपर्याकुलेक्षणाः || ६-११०-२६
vilepurevaM diinaastaa raakShasaadhipayoShitaH |
kurarya iva duHkhaartaa baaShpaparyaakulekShaNaaH || 6-110-26


Show Description: Sloka 6.110.26

26. taaH = those; raakShasaadhipa yoShitaH = consorts of Ravana; diinaaH = depressed as they were; duHkhaartaaH = and afflicted with grief; baaShpa paryaakulekShaNaaH = with their eyes full of tears; vilepuH = lamented; evam = thus; kuravyaH iva = like female ospreys.

Those consorts of Ravana, depressed as they were and afflicted with grief, with their eyes full of tears, thus lamented like female ospreys.

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