Tuesday, September 7, 2010

33rd & 34th Dohas of Sunderkand

Chaupai:

båra båra prabhu cahai uthåvå,prema magana tehi uthaba na bhåvå||

prabhu kara pamkaja kapi ke° siså, sumiri so daså magana gauriså||1||

såvadhåna mana kari puni samkara,låge kahana kathå ati sumdara||

kapi uthåi prabhu hrdaya° lagåvå,kara gahi parama nikata baithåvå||2||

kahu kapi råvana pålita lamkå, kehi bidhi daheu durga ati bamkå||

prabhu prasanna jånå hanumånå, bolå bacana bigata abhimånå||3||

såkhåmrga kai baRi manusåi, såkhå te° såkhå para jåi||

någhi simdhu håtakapura jårå,nisicara gana badhi bipina ujårå||4||

so saba tava pratåpa raghuråi,nåtha na kachu mori prabhutåi||5||


Lord Rama Blessing Hanuman

The Lord wanted to pick him up over and over again but Hanuman was so steeped in love that he did not want to get up from his feet.The lotus hand of the Lord was on Hanuman's head. Lord Shiva* became emotional on remembering Hanuman's ecstatic state.Becoming alert soon after, Shiva began narrating an extremely touching tale.


Lord of the Raghus Hugging Hanuman

The Lord lifted up Hanumån and hugged him to His heart. Holding his hand, He made him sit very close to Him. “Oh Hanuman! Tell me, Hanumån, how could you manage to burn the Lanka well-protected by Ravana and its huge impregnable fortress?”


Hanuman Could Burn Lanka due to Lord Rama's Majestic Energy

On finding the Lord so very pleased, Hanuman replied in words stripped of pride."The valour of a monkey makes him capable of skipping from one bough to another at the most. It was all due to your majestic energy, my Raghunath, that I could leap across the ocean and burn the golden city; kill hordes of demons and ruin the Ashoka Grove.There is no greatness (commendable on my part) of mine in this act,oh Lord! "

*It should be remembered in this context that Lord Shiva Himself had taken the form of Hanumån and hence it was easy for him to recall that ecstatic incident.


Doha: 33

tå kahu° prabhu kachu agama nahi jå para tumha anukula|

tava prabhåva° baRavånalahi jåri sakai khalu tula||33||


"Oh Lord, there is nothing difficult for a person with whom you are pleased. Cotton (which can quickly get burnt on its own) can definitely burn a mare-fire (fire beneath the sea, imagined as personified with the head of a mare) with your power.


Chaupai:

nåtha bhagati ati sukhadåyani, dehu krpå kari anapåyani||

suni prabhu parama sarala kapi båni,evamastu taba kaheu bhavåni||1||

umå råma subhåu jehi jånå,tåhi bhajanu taji bhåva na ånå||

yaha sambåda jåsu ura åvå,raghupati carana bhagati soi påvå||2||

suni prabhu bacana kahahi kapibrmdå, jaya jaya jaya krpåla sukhakamdå||

taba raghupati kapipatihi bolåvå,kahå calai kara karahu banåvå||3||

aba bilambu kehi kårana kije,turata kapinha kahu° åyasu dije||

kautuka dekhi sumana bahu barasi,nabha te° bhavana cale sura harasi||4||


Lord Shiva Narrates the Tale of Rama to Goddess Parvati

Grant me your constant religious devotion which bestows supreme bliss, oh Lord, by your grace! "Oh Bhavani, on hearing the extremely simple words of Hanuman, the Lord blessed, “Be it so!” Oh Umå!The one who has gauged the true nature of Lord Rama is not attracted by anything other than the worship of Rama. When this conversation between master and servitor gains entry into a person's heart, he attains the religious devotion of Lord Raghunath's feet. Hearing these words of the Lord, the herd of monkeys exulted, “Glory, glory all glory be to the compassionate,blissful Rama!"


Lord Rama Orders Sugriva to Invade Lanka

Soon after, the Lord of the Raghus called for Sugriva, king of the monkeys,and told him to make preparations for marching ahead."Why should we delay any longer? Give orders to the monkeys at once."Seeing this lila or divine play (preparations for killing Ravana) of the Lord,the gods showered flowers in abundance and returned to their lokas (celestial regions) from the sky in joyous abandon.


Doha: 34

kapipati begi bolåe åe juthapa jutha|

nånå barana atula bala bånara bhålu barutha||34||


Troops of Monkeys and Bears

Sugriva, the lord of the monkeys, quickly summoned the monkeys and army chiefs who came in large numbers.The troops of monkeys and bears are of various colours and they are endowed with unequalled strength.

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