Search for Seetha failed in east, north, and west directions. The monkey chiefs who went there have come back to inform that she is not found and they all hoped Hanuma to find her out, because he is pursuing the direction in which Seetha was taken away.
दर्शनार्थम् तु वैदेह्याः सर्वतः कपि कुंजराः |
व्यादिष्टाः कपि राजेन यथा उक्तम् जग्मुर् अंजसा || ४-४७-१
vyaadiShTaaH kapi raajena yathaa uktam jagmur a.njasaa || 4-47-1
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.1
As commanded by the king of monkeys Sugreeva all of the elephantine monkeys essayed everywhere with post-hast for a glimpse of Vaidehi. [4-47-1] .
ते सरांसि सरित् कक्षान् आकाशम् नगराणि च |
नदी दुर्गान् तथा शैलान् विचिन्वन्ति समन्ततः || ४-४७-२
nadii durgaan tathaa shailaan vicinvanti samantataH || 4-47-2
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.2
Those monkeys have thoroughly searched at lakes, in the pens of creepers on riverbanks, in vacant lands and in crowded cities and at impassable places with rivers and mountains. [4-47-2] .
सुग्रीवेण समाख्याताः सर्वे वानर यूथपाः |
तत्र देशान् प्रविचिन्वन्ति स शैल वन काननान् || ४-४७-३
tatra deshaan pravicinvanti sa shaila vana kaananaan || 4-47-3
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.3
All the monkey commanders explicitly commanded by Sugreeva, very carefully searched all the provinces inclusive of mountains, woodlands, and thick forests of those provinces. [4-47-3] .
विचिन्त्य दिवसम् सर्वे सीता अधिगमने धृताः |
समायान्ति स्म मेदिन्याम् निशा कालेषु वानराः || ४-४७-४
samaayaanti sma medinyaam nishaa kaaleShu vaanaraaH || 4-47-4
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.4
All the Vanara-s firmed up in finding Seetha have searched nooks and corners of earth by day, and at nighttimes they used to come together onto earth at scheduled places. [4-47-4] .
सर्व ऋतुकान् च देशेषु वानराः स फलान् द्रुमान् |
आसाद्य रजनीम् शय्याम् चक्रुः सर्वेषु अहस्सु ते || ४-४७-५
aasaadya rajaniim shayyaam cakruH sarveShu ahassu te || 4-47-5
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.5
In all those days those Vanara-s used to come to trees which have fruits of all seasons, to make those trees as their beds at bedtime. [4-47-5]
Or to say in another way: drumaan saphalaan cakruH= ‘trees, blessed to be fruitful…’ Fruting trees will be aplenty with fruits, if monkeys visit them. Because monkeys resided on all the trees of all provinces, Rama blesses all of the trees of those and those countries through those monkeys, namely the agents of Rama, to be full of fruits. Even now allowing a troop of monkeys into orchard or groves is tolerable and sacred. But after a sumptuous meal, they start all their monkey tricks and ransack gardens, which is intolerable and then they are driven out.
तत् अहः प्रथमम् कृत्वा मासे प्रस्रवणम् गताः |
कपि राजेन संगम्य निराशाः कपि कुंजराः || ४-४७-६
kapi raajena sa.ngamya niraashaaH kapi ku.njaraaH || 4-47-6
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.6
Counting the day of their starting as day one, those elephantine monkeys returned to Mt. Prasavana within one month, hopeless of Seetha, and met Sugreeva, the king of monkeys, who is with Rama awaiting the return of monkeys. [4-47-6] .
विचित्य तु दिशम् पूर्वाम् यथा उक्ताम् सचिवैः सह |
अदृष्ट्वा विनतः सीताम् आजगाम महाबलः || ४-४७-७
adR^iShTvaa vinataH siitaam aajagaama mahaabalaH || 4-47-7
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.7
Cmdr. Vinata, the great-mighty vanara, came back after searching eastern quarter as Sugreeva had advised, but without finding Seetha there. [4-47-7] .
दिशम् अपि उत्तराम् सर्वाम् विविच्य स महाकपिः |
आगतः सह सैन्येन वीरः शतबलिः तदा || ४-४७-८
aagataH saha sainyena viiraH shatabaliH tadaa || 4-47-8
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.8
Even the valiant and matchless monkey Shatabali explored whole of the northern direction along with his army, but he too came back as Seetha is undiscovered there. [4-47-8] .
सुषेणः पश्चिमाम् आशाम् विविच्य सह वानरैः |
समेत्य मासे पूर्णे तु सुग्रीवम् उपचक्रमे || ४-४७-९
sametya maase puurNe tu sugriivam upacakrame || 4-47-9
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.9
Sushena, the father-in-law of Sugreeva, searching whole of western quarter along with vanara-s, but not finding Seetha there, he came back when one month is completed, and approached Sugreeva. [4-47-9] .
तम् प्रस्रवण पृष्ठस्थम् समासाद्य अभिवाद्य च |
आसीनम् सह रामेण सुग्रीवम् इदम् अब्रुवन् || ४-४७-१०
aasiinam saha raameNa sugriivam idam abruvan || 4-47-10
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.10
All of the expeditionists have reached and venerated Sugreeva who is sitting along with Rama on the peak of Mt. Prasavana and spoke this to him. [4-47-10] .
विचिताः पर्वताः सर्वे वनानि गहनानि च |
निम्नगाः सागर अन्ताः च सर्वे जनपदाः तथा || ४-४७-११
nimnagaaH saagara antaaH ca sarve janapadaaH tathaa || 4-47-11
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.11
“All of the mountains, all of the serried forests, all of the riversides up to the edge of oceans, likewise, all of the inhabitations have been searched. [4-47-11] .
गुहाः च विचिताः सर्वा याः च ते परिकीर्तिताः |
विचिताः च महागुल्मा लता वितत संतताः || ४-४७-१२
vicitaaH ca mahaagulmaa lataa vitata saMtataaH || 4-47-12
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.12
“Those caves that were explicitly extolled by you, they are all thoroughly searched, and immense shrubby hutches that are thickly entwined with climber plants have also been rummaged. [4-47-12] .
गहनेषु च देशेषु दुर्गेषु विषमेषु च |
सत्त्वानि अतिप्रमाणानि विचितानि हतानि च |
ये चैव गहना देशा विचिताः ते पुनः पुनः || ४-४७-१३
sattvaani atipramaaNaani vicitaani hataani ca |
ye caiva gahanaa deshaa vicitaaH te punaH punaH || 4-47-13
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.13
“Search is conducted in the compacted, lopsided, and impenetrable provinces, and colossal beings are hunted out and killed presuming that Ravana might have assumed those odd shapes, and the impassable provinces are searched high and low, time and again. [4-47-13] .
उदार सत्त्व अभिजनो हनूमान्
स मैथिलीम् ज्ञास्यसि वानरेन्द्र |
दिशम् तु याम् एव गता तु सीता
ताम् आस्थितो वायु सुतो हनूमान् || ४-४७-१४
sa maithiliim j~naasyasi vaanarendra |
disham tu yaam eva gataa tu siitaa
taam aasthito vaayu suto hanuumaan || 4-47-14
Show Description: Sloka 4.47.14
“Hanuma is high-born and exceptionally mighty, oh, Sugreeva, the king of vanara-s, he will ascertain about Maithili, because the son of Air-god, Hanuma, resorted to the direction in which Seetha is taken away.” Thus, monkey chiefs reported to their king Sugreeva. [4-47-14] .
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