||Sundarakanda ||

|| Sarga 50(Summary in English)


(PS: This is a true translation of the Sanskrit epic which tends to have long descriptive sentences which are retained as they are)||om tat sat||

||om tat sat||

Sarga 50

Mighty armed Ravana who torments the whole world, looking at the tawny eyed one surrounded with brilliance, overpowered with great anger thought over with doubt sin his heart. ' Earlier when the Kailasa was shaken by me by whom I was cursed, could he be that lord Nandi who personally came here? Could he the great Asura Bana in Vanara form?'

That king with eyes red with anger , asked the best of ministers Prahasta with brief profound timely words.' Ask this wicked one from where did he come here. For what reason the grove was destroyed and Rakshasis threatened. What is the meaning of this. Ask this wicked one what is the use of his coming here to my city which is difficult to access. Why did he wage war'.

Hearing those words of Ravana Prahasta spoke these words." Oh Monkey feel safe. You need not be afraid. Be relaxed. Oh Vanara if you were sent by Indra to this place of Ravana that you tell us. Do not be afraid. You will be released. In this spies form you entered this our city. Were you sent by Vaisravana or Yama or Varuna. Or Vishnu desirous of victory sent you as messenger. You are Vanara by form only. By brilliance you are not Vanara. Today tell the truth. Then you will be released. If you tell untruth it will be difficult to live. For what reason did you enter the palace of Ravana".

Thus questioned , the best of Vanaras spoke to Ravana." I am not from Sakra or Yama or Varuna. I am not friend of Kubera. I was not sent by Vishnu. I am a Vanara who came here. To get to the presence of the king of Rakshasas is difficult. I have destroyed the grove to see the king. Then the powerful Rakshasas desirous of war came. To protect my body I fought back. I cannot be captured by Devas or Asuras by any weapons or ropes. This is a boon I have from the grand father Brahma. To see the king I have obeyed the Astra. Bound by the Rakshasas I was freed by the Astra. For some work related to the king I have come to your presence".

" Know this that I am the messenger of the highly powerful Raghava. Oh King Please hear these good words from me".

Thus ends the Sarga fifty of Sundarakanda in Ramayana the first poem composed in Sanskrit by the first poet sage Valmiki.

||om tat sat||