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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Sundara Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 30 of 68

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Sundara Kāṇḍa : Book of Beauty || Total Sargas (or) Chapters: 68

Abstract: Detailed accounts of Hanuman’s adventures, including his meeting with Sita. Traditionally read first when reading the Ramayana, this book’s name derives from the fond name given to Hanuman by his mother.

Sarga (chapter): 30 of 68 || śloka (verses): 44

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Vālmīki (Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि)

Vālmīki (Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि)



Introduction
Hanuma falls in a dilemma whether to console Seetha or to remain silent. Finally Hanuma decides to console Seetha, by eulogising Rama’s attributes in a sweet voice, so that Seetha can give credence to his words.

हनुमान् अपि विक्रान्तः सर्वम् शुश्राव तत्त्वतः |
सीतायाः त्रिजटायाः च राक्षसीनाम् च तर्जनम् || ५-३०-१
hanumaan api vikraantaH sarvam shushraava tattvataH |
siitaayaaH trijaTaayaaH ca raakShasiinaam ca tarjanam || 5-30-1


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.1

1. vikraantaH = the valiant; hanumaanapi = Hanuma also; attvataH = truly; shushraava = heard; sarvam = all those words; siitaayaashcha = of Seetha; trijaTaayaashcha = of Trijata; tarjanam = and the threatening words; raakSasiinaam = of the female demons.

The valiant Hanuma also heard truly all those words of Seetha, Trijata and the threatening words of the female demons.

अवेक्षमाणः ताम् देवीम् देवताम् इव नन्दने |
ततो बहु विधाम् चिन्ताम् चिन्तयामास वानरः || ५-३०-२
avekShamaaNaH taam deviim devataam iva nandane |
tato bahu vidhaam cintaam cintayaamaasa vaanaraH || 5-30-2


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.2

2. tataH = thereafter; avekSamaaNaH = seeing; taam deviim = that Seetha; devataamiva = as a divine lady; nandane = in the garden of Nanadana; vaanaraH = Hanuma; chintayaamaasa = reflected; chintaam = his thought; bahuvidhaam = in various ways.

Thereafter, seeing that Seetha as a divine lady in the garden of Nandana, Hanuma echoed his thought in various ways.

याम् कपीनाम् सहस्राणि सुबहूनि अयुतानि च |
दिक्षु सर्वासु मार्गन्ते सा इयम् आसादिता मया || ५-३०-३
yaam kapiinaam sahasraaNi subahuuni ayutaani ca |
dikShu sarvaasu maargante saa iyam aasaaditaa mayaa || 5-30-3


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.3

3. yaam = which Seetha; maargante = is being searched; sarvaasu = in all; dikSu = directions; subahuum = by many; sahasraaNi = thousans; ayutaani cha = and myriads; kapiinaam = of monkeys; saa iyam = the same Seetha; aasaaditaa = has been found; mayaa = by me.

“Which Seetha is being searched in all directions by many thousands and myriads of monkeys, the same Seetha has been found by me.”

चारेण तु सुयुक्तेन शत्रोः शक्तिम् अवेक्षिता |
गूढेन चरता तावत् अवेक्षितम् इदम् मया || ५-३०-४
caareNa tu suyuktena shatroH shaktim avekShitaa |
guuDhena carataa taavat avekShitam idam mayaa || 5-30-4


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.4

4. mayaa = by me; suyuktena = employed thoughtfully (by my Master); chaareNa = as a secret agent; charataa = and gone about; guuDhena = secretly; shatroH shakti vyapekSya = in my view to ascertain the enemy’s strength; idam = this; avekSitam taavat = has been perceived.

“By me, employed thoughtfully (by my Master) as a secret agent and gone about secretly with a view to ascertain the enemy’s strength, this has been perceived.

राक्षसानाम् विशेषः च पुरी च इयम् अवेक्षिता |
राक्षस अधिपतेः अस्य प्रभावो रावणस्य च || ५-३०-५
raakShasaanaam visheShaH ca purii ca iyam avekShitaa |
raakShasa adhipateH asya prabhaavo raavaNasya ca || 5-30-5


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.5

5. visheSashcha = the characteristics of; raakSasaanaam = demons; iyam = this; puriicha = town; prabhaavashcha = and the power; raavaNasya = of Ravana; raakSasaadhipate = the king of demons; avekSitaa = have been perceived (by me).

“The characteristics of demons, this town and the power of the king of demons, Ravana, have been perceived by me.”

युक्तम् तस्य अप्रमेयस्य सर्व सत्त्व दयावतः |
समाश्वासयितुम् भार्याम् पतिदर्शन कान्क्षिणीम् || ५-३०-६
yuktam tasya aprameyasya sarva sattva dayaavataH |
samaashvaasayitum bhaaryaam patidarshana kaankShiNiim || 5-30-6


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.6

6. yuktam = It is proper; samaashvaasayitum patidarshanakaankSiNiim = to console her who is desirous of seeing her husband; bhaaryaam = the wife; tasya = of Rama; sarva sattva dayaavataH = who is compassionate towards all beings; aprameyasya = and who is of immeasurable might.

“It is proper for me to console the wife of Rama, desirous of seeing her husband who is compassionate towards all beings and who is of immeasurable might.”

अहम् आश्वासयामि एनाम् पूर्ण चन्द्र निभ आननाम् |
अदृष्ट दुह्खाम् दुह्खस्य न हि अन्तम् अधिगच्छतीम् || ५-३०-७
aham aashvaasayaami enaam puurNa candra nibha aananaam |
adR^iShTa duhkhaam duhkhasya na hi antam adhigacchhatiim || 5-30-7


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.7

7. aham = I; aashvaasayaam = shall console; enaam = this woman; puurNachandra nibhaananaam = whose face resembles a full moon; adR^iSTa duHkhaam = who is having an unforeseen affliction; duHkhaartam = who is tormented by grief; agachchhatiim = who is tormented by grief; duHkhasya antam = the end of her affliction.

“I shall console this woman, whose face resembles a full moon, who is having an unforeseen affliction, who is tormented by grief and who is not attaining the end to her affliction.”

यदि हि अहम् इमाम् देवीम् शोक उपहत चेतनाम् |
अनाश्वास्य गमिष्यामि दोषवत् गमनम् भवेत् || ५-३०-८
yadi hi aham imaam deviim shoka upahata cetanaam |
anaashvaasya gamiShyaami doShavat gamanam bhavet || 5-30-8


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.8

8. aham yadi gamiSyaami = If I return; anaashvaasya = without consoling; imaam deviim = this Seetha; the wife of Rama; shokopahata chetanaamapi = even though her mind is tormented by grief; gamanam = my departure; bhavet = becomes; doSavat = blemished.

“If I return without consoling this Seetha, the wife of Rama, even though her mind is tormented by grief, my departure becomes blemished.”

गते हि मयि तत्र इयम् राज पुत्री यशस्विनी |
परित्राणम् अविन्दन्ती जानकी जीवितम् त्यजेत् || ५-३०-९
gate hi mayi tatra iyam raaja putrii yashasvinii |
paritraaNam avindantii jaanakii jiivitam tyajet || 5-30-9


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.9

9. mayi gate = when I return; tatra = there; yashashvinii = the illustrious; raajaputrii = princess; janakii = Seetha; tyajet = may give up; jiivitam = her life; avindantii = not finding; paritraaNaam = a rescue.

“Not finding a rescue when I return to Kishkindha, the illustrious princess Seetha may give up her life.”

मया च स महाबाहुः पूर्ण चन्द्र निभ आननः |
समाश्वासयितुम् न्याय्यः सीता दर्शन लालसः || ५-३०-१०
mayaa ca sa mahaabaahuH puurNa candra nibha aananaH |
samaashvaasayitum nyaayyaH siitaa darshana laalasaH || 5-30-10


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.10

10. saH = that Rama; mahaa baahuH = the long armed; puurNachandra nibhaananaH = with the countenance of a full moon; siitaadarrshana laalasaH = eagerly longing for seeing Seetha; nyaayyaH = is fit; samaashvaasayitum = to be consoled by me.

“That long-armed Rama having the countenance of a full moon, eagerly longing to see Seetha, is fit to be consoled by me.”

निशा चरीणाम् प्रत्यक्षम् अक्षमम् च अभिभाषणम् |
कथम् नु खलु कर्तव्यम् इदम् कृच्छ्र गतो हि अहम् || ५-३०-११
nishaa cariiNaam pratyakSham akShamam ca abhibhaaShaNam |
katham nu khalu kartavyam idam kR^icchhra gato hi aham || 5-30-11


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.11

11. anarham = It is not proper; abhibhaaSitum = speak (with her); pratyakSam = within the sight of nishaachariiNaam = the female-demon; katham = how; idam = is this; kartvyam khalu nu = indeed to be done?; aham = I; kR^ichchhragato hi = am indeed perplexed.

“It is not proper to speak with her within the sight of these female-demons. How indeed is this to be done? I am indeed perplexed.”

अनेन रात्रि शेषेण यदि न आश्वास्यते मया |
सर्वथा न अस्ति संदेहः परित्यक्ष्यति जीवितम् || ५-३०-१२
anena raatri sheSheNa yadi na aashvaasyate mayaa |
sarvathaa na asti sa.ndehaH parityakShyati jiivitam || 5-30-12


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.12

12. naashvaasyate yadi = If she is not consoled; mayaa = by me; anena raatri sheSeNa = during the rest of this night; parityakSyati = she will forsake; jiivitam = her life; sarvathaa = by all means; naasti = there is no; sandehaH = doubt.

“If she is not consoled by me during the rest of this night, she will forsake her life by all means. There is no doubt about it.”

रामः च यदि पृच्छेन् माम् किम् माम् सीता अब्रवीत् वचः |
किम् अहम् तम् प्रतिब्रूयाम् असम्भाष्य सुमध्यमाम् || ५-३०-१३
raamaH ca yadi pR^icchhen maam kim maam siitaa abraviit vacaH |
kim aham tam pratibruuyaam asambhaaShya sumadhyamaam || 5-30-13


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.13

13. raamashcha pR^ichchhedyadi = If Rama enquires of; maam = me; kim = (as to) what; vachaH = words; siitaa abraviit = did Seetha speak; maam = about me; kim = what; aham bruuyaam = can I speak; tam prati = about that Rama; asambhaaSya = without speaking; sumadhyamaam = to this Seetha; the slender waisted lady.

“If Rama enquires of me as to what words did Seetha speak about him, what can I say to Rama without speaking now to this Seetha, the slender-waisted lady?”

सीता संदेश रहितम् माम् इतः त्वरया गतम् |
निर्दहेत् अपि काकुत्स्थः क्रुद्धः तीव्रेण चक्षुषा || ५-३०-१४
siitaa sa.ndesha rahitam maam itaH tvarayaa gatam |
nirdahet api kaakutsthaH kruddhaH tiivreNa cakShuShaa || 5-30-14


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.14

14. maam = to me; gatam = returning; tvarayaa = in haste; itaH = from here; siitaa sandesha rahitam = without carrying Seetha’s message; kaakutthsaH = Rama; kruddhaH = getting irritated; nirdahedapi = will burn me up; tiivreNa chakSuSaa = with his pungent eyes.

“To me returning in haste from here without carrying Seetha’s message Rama may get irritated and burn me up with his pungent eyes.”

यदि चेत् योजयिष्यामि भर्तारम् राम कारणात् |
व्यर्थम् आगमनम् तस्य ससैन्यस्य भविष्यति || ५-३०-१५
yadi cet yojayiShyaami bhartaaram raama kaaraNaat |
vyartham aagamanam tasya sasainyasya bhaviShyati || 5-30-15


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.15

15. yadi cha udyojayiSyaami bhartaaram = even if I instigate my master Sugreeva to do his best; raamakaaraNaat = in the cause of Rama; tasya = his; aagamanam = arrival; sasainyasya = with an army; bhaviSyati = will be vyartham = futile.

“Even if I instigate my master Sugreeva to do his best in the cause of Rama, his arrival here with an army will be futile.”

अन्तरम् तु अहम् आसाद्य राक्षसीनाम् इह स्थितः |
शनैः आश्वासयिष्यामि सम्ताप बहुलाम् इमाम् || ५-३०-१६
antaram tu aham aasaadya raakShasiinaam iha sthitaH |
shanaiH aashvaasayiShyaami samtaapa bahulaam imaam || 5-30-16


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.16

16. sthitaH = staying; iha = here; aasaadya = getting hold of; antaram = an opportunity; raakSasiinaam = even in the midst of the female-demons; aham = I; shanaiH = shall slowly; aashvaasayiSyaami = console; imaam = her; samtaapa baahuLaam = who is very much in distress.

“Staying here itself and getting hold of an opportunity even in the midst of the female-demons (when they are in attentive), I shall slowly console Seetha who is very much in distress.”

अहम् हि अतितनुः चैव वनरः च विशेषतः |
वाचम् च उदाहरिष्यामि मानुषीम् इह संस्कृताम् || ५-३०-१७
aham hi atitanuH caiva vanaraH ca visheShataH |
vaacam ca udaahariShyaami maanuShiim iha sa.nskR^itaam || 5-30-17


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.17

17. aham tu = I; however; atitanushcha = am very small; visheSataH = and particularly vaanarashcha = a money; iha = and now; udaahariSyaami = can speak; samskR^itaam = Sanskrit; maanuSiim = the human; vaachumcha = langugae too.

“However, I am very small in stature, particularly as a monkey and can speak now Sanskrit, the human language too.”

यदि वाचम् प्रदास्यामि द्विजातिः इव संस्कृताम् |
रावणम् मन्यमाना माम् सीता भीता भविष्यति || ५-३०-१८
वानरस्य विशेषेण कथं स्यादभिभाषणम्म् |
yadi vaacam pradaasyaami dvijaatiH iva sa.nskR^itaam |
raavaNam manyamaanaa maam siitaa bhiitaa bhaviShyati || 5-30-18
vaanarasya visheSheNa kathaM syaadabhibhaaShaNamm |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.18, 5.30.19a

18; 19a. pradaasyaami yadi = If I use; samkR^itaam vaacham = Sankrit language; dvijaatiriva = like a brahmin; siitaa = Seetha; bhiita bhaviSyati = well become frightened; masyamaanaa = thinking; maam = me; raavaNam = as Ravana; visheSeNa = especially; vaanarasya = for a monkey; katham = how; syaat = can it be; abhibhaaSaNam = spoken?

“If I use Sanskrit language like a brahmin, Seetha will get frightened, thinking me as Ravana. Especially, how can a monkey speak it?”

अवश्यम् एव वक्तव्यम् मानुषम् वाक्यम् अर्थवत् || ५-३०-१९
मया सान्त्वयितुम् शक्या न अन्यथा इयम् अनिन्दिता |
avashyam eva vaktavyam maanuSham vaakyam arthavat || 5-30-19
mayaa saantvayitum shakyaa na anyathaa iyam aninditaa |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.19b, 5.30.20a

19b; 20a. avashyameva = certainly; arthavat = meaningful words; maanuSam = of a human being; vaktavyam = are to be spoken; mayaa = by me; anyathaa = otherwise; iyam = she; aninditaa = the irreproachable; na shakyaa = cannot be; saantvayitum = consoled.

“Certainly, meaningful words of a human being are to be spoken by me. Otherwise, the virtuous Seetha cannot be consoled.”

सा इयम् आलोक्य मे रूपम् जानकी भाषितम् तथा || ५-३०-२०
रक्षोभिः त्रासिता पूर्वम् भूयः त्रासम् गमिष्यति |
saa iyam aalokya me ruupam jaanakii bhaaShitam tathaa || 5-30-20
rakShobhiH traasitaa puurvam bhuuyaH traasam gamiShyati |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.20b, 5.30.21a

20b; 21a. aalokya = looking at; me = my; ruupam = figure; tathaa = and; bhaaSitam = language; jaanakii = Seetha; gamiSyati = will get; tvaasam = fear; bhuuyaH = again; saaiyam = she who; traasitaa = who was frightened; puurvam = previously; rakSobhiH = by demons.

“Looking at my figure and the language, Seetha who was already frightened previously by the demons, will get frightened again.”

ततो जात परित्रासा शब्दम् कुर्यान् मनस्विनी || ५-३०-२१
जानमाना विशाल अक्षी रावणम् काम रूपिणम् |
tato jaata paritraasaa shabdam kuryaan manasvinii || 5-30-21
jaanamaanaa vishaala akShii raavaNam kaama ruupiNam |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.21b, 5.30.22a

21b; 22a. tataH = thereafter; vishaalaakSi = this large-eyed Seetha; manasvinii = who is full of mind; jaanaana = thinking; maam = me; raavaNam = as Ravana; kaama ruupiNam = who can assume any form at will; kuryaat = and may make; shabdam = a noise; jaata partitraasaa = engendered by fear.

“Thereafter, this large-eyed Seetha who is full of mind, thinking me as Ravana who can assume any form at will, may shout loudly, engendered by fear.”

सीतया च कृते शब्दे सहसा राक्षसी गणः || ५-३०-२२
नाना प्रहरणो घोरः समेयात् अन्तक उपमः |
siitayaa ca kR^ite shabde sahasaa raakShasii gaNaH || 5-30-22
naanaa praharaNo ghoraH sameyaat antaka upamaH |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.22b, 5.30.23a

22b; 23a. sahasaa = as soon as; shabde = the noise; kR^ite = is made; siitayaa = by Seetha; raakSasiigaNaH = a troop of female-demons; ghoraH = dreadful; antakopamaH = as Yama the Lord of Death; sameyaat = may assemble (here); naanaapraharaNaH = wielding various kinds of weapons.

“As soon as Seetha shouts loudly, a troop of female-demons, wielding various kinds of weapons and appearing dreadful as Yama the Lord of Death, may assemble here.”

ततो माम् सम्परिक्षिप्य सर्वतो विकृत आननाः || ५-३०-२३
वधे च ग्रहणे चैव कुर्युः यत्नम् यथा बलम् |
tato maam samparikShipya sarvato vikR^ita aananaaH || 5-30-23
vadhe ca grahaNe caiva kuryuH yatnam yathaa balam |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.23b, 5.30.24a

23b; 24a. tataH = then; vikR^itaananaH = those female demons with their ugly faces; samparikSipya = may encircle; maam = me; sarvataH = from all sides; kuryuH = and make; yatnam = an effort; grahaNe chaiva = to catch; vadhecha = and kill (me); yathaabalam = with all their might.

“Then those ugly faced female-demons may encircle me from all sides and try to catch and kill me with all their might.”

गृह्य शाखाः प्रशाखाश्च स्कन्धांश्चोत्तमशाखिनाम् || ५-३०-२४
दृष्ट्वा विपरिधावन्तं भवेयुर्भयशङ्किताः |
gR^ihya shaakhaaH prashaakhaashcha skandhaaMshchottamashaakhinaam || 5-30-24
dR^iShTvaa viparidhaavantaM bhaveyurbhayashaN^kitaaH |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.24b, 5.30.25a

24b; 25a. dR^iSTyaa = seeing; viparidhaavantam = me running; hitter and thither; gR^ihya = grasping; shaakhaaH = big branches; prashaakhaashcha = small branches; skandhaamshcha = and trunks; uttamashaakhinaam = of excellent trees; bhaveyuH = they may become; bhaya shaNkitaaH = alarmed with fear.

“Then, seeing me running hither and thither, seizing big branches, twigs and trunks of excellent trees, they may get alarmed with fear.”

मम रूपम् च सम्प्रेक्ष्य वनम् विचरतो महत् || ५-३०-२५
राक्षस्यो भय वित्रस्ता भवेयुः विकृत आननाः |
mama ruupam ca samprekShya vanam vicarato mahat || 5-30-25
raakShasyo bhaya vitrastaa bhaveyuH vikR^ita aananaaH |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.25b, 5.30.26a

25b; 26a. raakSasyaH = the female-demons; vikR^itaananaaH = with their ugly faces; bhaveyuH = will be; bhayavitrastaaH = frightened with fear; samprekSye = by seeing mama = my; mahat = huge; ruupam = figure; vicharataH = wandering; vane = in the grove.

“The ugly faced female-demons will be frightened with fear, after seeing my huge figure wandering in the grove.”

ततः कुर्युः समाह्वानम् राक्षस्यो रक्षसाम् अपि || ५-३०-२६
राक्षस इन्द्र नियुक्तानाम् राक्षस इन्द्र निवेशने |
tataH kuryuH samaahvaanam raakShasyo rakShasaam api || 5-30-26
raakShasa indra niyuktaanaam raakShasa indra niveshane |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.26b, 5.30.27a

26b; 27a. tataH = then; raakSasyaH = the female demons; kuryuH samaahvaanam = may invite; rakSasaam api = other demons also; raakSasendra niyuktaanaam = retained by Ravana; raakSasendra niveshane = in the house of Ravana.

“Then those female-demons may call the other demons too retained by Ravana in his house.”

ते शूल शर निस्त्रिंश विविध आयुध पाणयः || ५-३०-२७
आपतेयुः विमर्दे अस्मिन् वेगेन उद्विग्न कारिणः |
te shuula shara nistri.nsha vividha aayudha paaNayaH || 5-30-27
aapateyuH vimarde asmin vegena udvigna kaariNaH |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.27b, 5.30.28a

27b; 28a. te = those female-demons; udvega kaaraNaat = with an element of turbulence; vegena = and in the speed; aapateyuH = may rush into; asmin = this; vimarde = battle; shuula shakti nistrimsha vividhaayudha paaNayaH = with various kinds of weapons like spears; lances and swords.

“Those female-demons with an element of turbulence and rapidity may rush into a battle with various kinds of weapons like spears lances and swords.”

सम्क्रुद्धः तैः तु परितो विधमन् रक्षसाम् बलम् || ५-३०-२८
शक्नुयम् न तु सम्प्राप्तुम् परम् पारम् महाउदधेः |
samkruddhaH taiH tu parito vidhaman rakShasaam balam || 5-30-28
shaknuyam na tu sampraaptum param paaram mahaaudadheH |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.28b, 5.30.29a

28b; 29a. samruddhaH = obstructed tightly; paritaH = around; taiH = by them; na shaknuyaam = I may not be able; sampraaptum = to reach; param paaram = the other shore; mahodadhe = of the great ocean; vidhaman = while destroying; balam = the army; rakSasaam = of demons.

“Surrounded on all sides by them, I may not be able to reach the other shore of the great ocean, while destroying the army of demons.”

माम् वा गृह्णीयुः आप्लुत्य बहवः शीघ्र कारिणः || ५-३०-२९
स्यात् इयम् च अगृहीत अर्था मम च ग्रहणम् भवेत् |
maam vaa gR^ihNiiyuH aaplutya bahavaH shiighra kaariNaH || 5-30-29
syaat iyam ca agR^ihiita arthaa mama ca grahaNam bhavet |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.29b, 5.30.30a

29b; 30a. bahavaH = many demons; shiighra kaariNaH = operating speedily; gR^ihNiiyuH vaa = may capture; maam = me; aaplutya = having jumped up; iyam cha = this Seetha; syaat = may be; agR^ihiitaarthaa = not comprehending the sense mama = my; grahaNamcha = capture too; bhavet = may occur.

“Or having jumped up (over me) many demons operating speedily may capture me. Then, Seetha may not be able to know the occurrence of my arrival. Even I may get captured too.”

हिंसा अभिरुचयो हिंस्युः इमाम् वा जनक आत्मजाम् || ५-३०-३०
विपन्नम् स्यात् ततः कार्यम् राम सुग्रीवयोः इदम् |
hi.nsaa abhirucayo hi.nsyuH imaam vaa janaka aatmajaam || 5-30-30
vipannam syaat tataH kaaryam raama sugriivayoH idam |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.30b, 5.30.31a

30b; 31a. vaa = or; himsaabhiruchayaH = the violent-minded demons; himsyuH = may kill; imaam = this; jaanakaatmajam = Seetha; tataH = consequently; idam = this; kaaryam = work; raama sugriivayoH = of Rama and Sugreeva; vipannam syaat = will be ruined.

“Or the violent minded demons may kill this Seetha. Consequently this work of Rama and Sugreeva will be ruined.”

उद्देशे नष्ट मार्गे अस्मिन् राक्षसैः परिवारिते || ५-३०-३१
सागरेण परिक्षिप्ते गुप्ते वसति जानकी |
uddeshe naShTa maarge asmin raakShasaiH parivaarite || 5-30-31
saagareNa parikShipte gupte vasati jaanakii |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.31b, 5.30.32a

31b; 32a. jaanakii = Seetha; vasati = is residing; asmin = in this; gupte = secret; uddeshe = place; naSTa maarge = with concealed access; parivaarite = surrounded; raakSasaiH = by demons; parikSipte = and encircled; saagareNa = by ocean.

“Seetha is residing in this secret place, with a concealed access, surrounded by demons and encircled by an ocean.”

विशस्ते वा गृहीते वा रक्षोभिः मयि सम्युगे || ५-३०-३२
न अन्यम् पश्यामि रामस्य सहायम् कार्य साधने |
vishaste vaa gR^ihiite vaa rakShobhiH mayi samyuge || 5-30-32
na anyam pashyaami raamasya sahaayam kaarya saadhane |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.32b, 5.30.33a

32b; 33a. mayi vishaste = If I am killed; samyuge = in the battle; vaa = or; gR^ihite vaa = captured; rakSobhiH = by the demons; na pashyaami = I do not see; anyam = any other; sahaayam = companion; raamasya = for Rama; kaarya saadhane = in fulfilling this work (of searching for Seetha).

“If I am killed in the battle or got captured by the demons, I do not see any other companion for Rama who can fulfill this work (of searching for Seetha).”

विमृशन् च न पश्यामि यो हते मयि वानरः || ५-३०-३३
शत योजन विस्तीर्णम् लन्घयेत महाउदधिम् |
vimR^ishan ca na pashyaami yo hate mayi vaanaraH || 5-30-33
shata yojana vistiirNam langhayeta mahaaudadhim |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.33b, 5.30.34a

33b; 34a. vimR^ishan cha = even after due reflection; na pashyaami = I do not see; yaH = any; vaanaraH = monkey; laN^ghayeta = who can transgress; mahodadhim = the ocean; shata yojana vistiirNam = with a breadth od one hundred yoganas; mayihate = if i got killed.”

“Even after due reflection, I do not see any monkey who can transgress the ocean with a breadth of one hundred Yojanas, in case I am killed.”

कामम् हन्तुम् समर्थो अस्मि सहस्राणि अपि रक्षसाम् || ५-३०-३४
न तु शक्ष्यामि सम्प्राप्तुम् परम् पारम् महाउदधेः |
kaamam hantum samartho asmi sahasraaNi api rakShasaam || 5-30-34
na tu shakShyaami sampraaptum param paaram mahaaudadheH |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.34b, 5.30.35a

34b; 35a. vimR^ishan cha = even after due reflection; na pashyaami = I do not see; yaH = any; vaanaraH = monkey; laN^ghayeta = who can transgress; mahodadhim = the ocean; shata yojana vistiirNam = with a breadth of one hundred yoganas; mayihate = if i got killed.”

“I am competent to kill even thousands of demons. I am quite sure. But, after doing such a large battle, I may not be capable of reaching the other shore of the ocean.”

असत्यानि च युद्धानि संशयो मे न रोचते || ५-३०-३५
कः च निह्संशयम् कार्यम् कुर्यात् प्राज्ञः ससंशयम् |
asatyaani ca yuddhaani sa.nshayo me na rocate || 5-30-35
kaH ca nihsa.nshayam kaaryam kuryaat praaj~naH sasa.nshayam |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.35b, 5.30.36a

35b; 36a. yuddhaani = conflicts; asatyaani cha = are unreal too; me = to me; na rochate = there is no desire; samshayaH = for uncertainty; kaH = which; praaJNyaH = intellectual; kuryaat = will do; niH samshayam = an assured; kaaryam = act; sasamshayam = with a doubt?”

‘Conflicts are unreal too and to me, there is no desire for uncertainty. which intellectual will do an assured act with an apprehension?”

एष दोषो महान् हि स्यान् मम सीता अभिभाषणे || ५-३०-३६
प्राण त्यागः च वैदेह्या भवेत् अनभिभाषणे |
eSha doSho mahaan hi syaan mama siitaa abhibhaaShaNe || 5-30-36
praaNa tyaagaH ca vaidehyaa bhavet anabhibhaaShaNe |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.36b, 5.30.37a

36b; 37a. anabhibhaaSaNe = If I do not talk; bhavet = there will be; vaidehyaaH = Seetha’s; praaNatyaagaH = death; siitaabhibhaaSaNe = If I talk to Seetha; eSaH = this; mahaan = great; doSaH = lapse; syaat = will occur.

“If I do not talk, there will be Seetha’s death. If I talk to Seetha, this great lapse will occur.”

भूताः च अर्था विनश्यन्ति देश काल विरोधिताः || ५-३०-३७
विक्लवम् दूतम् आसाद्य तमः सूर्य उदये यथा |
bhuutaaH ca arthaa vinashyanti desha kaala virodhitaaH || 5-30-37
viklavam duutam aasaadya tamaH suurya udaye yathaa |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.37b, 5.30.38a

37b; 38a. arthaaH = actions; bhuutaaH = which are going to be accomplished; vinashyanti = get spoiled; aasaadya = having reached (the hands of); viklabam = a confused; duutam = messenger; desha kaala virodhitaaH = when they are set in opposition to time and space; tamaH yathaa = even as darkness (disappears); suuryodaye = at sun-rise.

“Actions which are going to be accomplished shortly, get spoiled at the hands of a accomplished shortly, get spoiled at the hands of a confused messenger, when the actions are set in opposition to time and space, even as darkness disappears at sun rise.”

अर्थ अनर्थ अन्तरे बुद्धिः निश्चिता अपि न शोभते || ५-३०-३८
घातयन्ति हि कार्याणि दूताः पण्डित मानिनः |
artha anartha antare buddhiH nishcitaa api na shobhate || 5-30-38
ghaatayanti hi kaaryaaNi duutaaH paNDita maaninaH |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.38b, 5.30.39a

38b; 39a. buddhiH = Intellect; na shobhate = does not shine; artha anarthaantare = between worthy and worthless acts; nishchitaapi = even if a decision is taken; duutaaH = messengers; paN^Dita maaninaH = boasting themselves as learned; ghaatayanti hi = indeed ruin; kaaryaaNi = the actions.

“Even if a decision is taken, regarding what is worthy and what is worthless, it does not yield good results. Messengers boasting themselves to be learned, thus indeed ruin those actions.”

न विनश्येत् कथम् कार्यम् वैक्लव्यम् न कथम् भवेत् || ५-३०-३९
लन्घनम् च समुद्रस्य कथम् नु न वृथा भवेत् |
na vinashyet katham kaaryam vaiklavyam na katham bhavet || 5-30-39
langhanam ca samudrasya katham nu na vR^ithaa bhavet |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.39b, 5.30.40a

39b; 40a. katham nu = How; kaaryam = (does) the work; na vinashyate = not get spoiled?; katham = how; vaiklabyam = the feebleness; na bhavet = can not occur?; katham nu = also how; lamghanam cha = my leaping across the sea; na bhavet = does not become; vR^ithaa = vain?”

“How does not my work get spoiled? How should I avoid my feebleness? Also how does not my leaping across the sea become vain?”

कथम् नु खलु वाक्यम् मे शृणुयान् न उद्विजेत च || ५-३०-४०
इति संचिन्त्य हनुमान् चकार मतिमान् मतिम् |
katham nu khalu vaakyam me shR^iNuyaan na udvijeta ca || 5-30-40
iti sa.ncintya hanumaan cakaara matimaan matim |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.40b, 5.30.41a

40b; 41a. katham nu = how (can Seetha); shR^iNuyaat = hear; me vaakyam = my words?; na udvijetavaa = or without fear; samchintya = thinking; iti = in this way; matimaan = the wise; hanumaan = Hanuma; chakaara = made up; matim = (his) mind (as follows):

“How can Seetha hear my words without fear?” Thinking in this way, the wise Hanuma made up his mind (as follows):

रामम् अक्लिष्ट कर्माणम् स्व बन्धुम् अनुकीर्तयन् || ५-३०-४१
न एनाम् उद्वेजयिष्यामि तत् बन्धु गत मानसाम् |
raamam akliShTa karmaaNam sva bandhum anukiirtayan || 5-30-41
na enaam udvejayiShyaami tat bandhu gata maanasaam |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.41b, 5.30.42a

41b; 42a. anukiirtayan = If I enlogige; raamam = Rama; akliSTa karmaaNam = who is unwearied in action; subandhum = and a good relation; nodvejayiSyaami = I shall not frighten; enaam = her; tadbandhugatamaanasaam = whose mind is directed towards that relation.

“If I eulogize Rama, who is unwearied in action and a good relation, I shall not frighten her, whose mind is directed towards that relation.”

इक्ष्वाकूणाम् वरिष्ठस्य रामस्य विदित आत्मनः || ५-३०-४२
शुभानि धर्म युक्तानि वचनानि समर्पयन् |
श्रावयिष्यामि सर्वाणि मधुराम् प्रब्रुवन् गिरम् || ५-३०-४३
श्रद्धास्यति यथा हि इयम् तथा सर्वम् समादधे |
ikShvaakuuNaam variShThasya raamasya vidita aatmanaH || 5-30-42
shubhaani dharma yuktaani vacanaani samarpayan |
shraavayiShyaami sarvaaNi madhuraam prabruvan giram || 5-30-43
shraddhaasyati yathaa hi iyam tathaa sarvam samaadadhe |


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.42b, 5.30.43, 5.30.44a

42b; 43; 44a. samarpayan = offering; shubhaani = auspicious; dharma yuktaani = righteous; vachanaani = words; raamasya = about Rama; variSThasya = the most excellent man; ikSvaakuuNaam = in Ikshvaaku dynasty; viditaatmanaH = and possessing a learned soul; prabruvan = and speaking; madhuraam = in a sweet; giram = voice; samaadade shraavayiSyaami sarvaani = I shall make everything intelligible; iyam = that Seetha; yathaa tathaa = rightly; shraddhaasyati = believes; sarvam = everything.

“Offering auspicious and righteous words about Rama the most excellent prince Ikshvaku dynasty who possesses a learned soul and myself speaking in a sweet voice, I shall make everything intelligible so that Seetha rightly believes everything.”

इति स बहु विधम् महाअनुभावो |
जगति पतेः प्रमदाम् अवेक्षमाणः |
मधुरम् अवितथम् जगाद वाक्यम् |
द्रुम विटप अन्तरम् आस्थितो || ५-३०-४४
iti sa bahu vidham mahaaanubhaavo |
jagati pateH pramadaam avekShamaaNaH |
madhuram avitatham jagaada vaakyam |
druma viTapa antaram aasthito || 5-30-44


Show Description: Sloka 5.30.44b, 5.30.44c

44b,c. saH hanumaan = that Hanuma; mahaanubhaavaH = of noble mind; aasthitaH = abiding; druma viTapaantaram = in the midst of the twigs of the trees; avekSamaaNaH = and seeing; pramadaam = the wife; jagatipate = of Rama; the Lord of the Earth; jagaade = spoke; iti = thus; vaakyam = the words; bahuvidham = of many kinds; avitatham = which were not futile.

The noble-minded Hanuman, abiding in the midst of the twigs of the trees and seeing Seetha, spoke the following words of many kinds which were not futile.

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