||Sundarakanda ||

|| Sarga 59 ||(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||

Sundarakanda
Sarga 59

Hanuman, the son of wind god, having narrated all of this, again started to say more.

'My success is due to Rama's exertions, Sugriva's enthusiasm and Sita's conduct. My mind has developed devotion.

' Ever rich in asceticism this king of Rakshasas can burn the whole world with the power of his penance. Even though Sita was angry Ravana was not burnt because ever dutiful Sita will not act without Rama's permission. Because of the power of his penance Ravana was not burnt though he touched her limbs. Though the enraged Janaka's daughter can do even the flame of fire cannot do she did not since she wanted Rama to kill Ravana '.

' In this task which I have narrated, with the permission of Jambavan and others , it is better to see the king's sons Rama and Lakshmana along with Sita. I am alone enough to destroy the city of Lanka , the great army , the Rakshasa warriors and even Ravana. What to speak of doing so with all of you who are strong wise accomplished heroic ones desiring victory. I can kill Ravana along with his army , his sons, his brothers and his followers. Even if the weapons of Brahma, Indra ,Rudra. Vayu , Varuna which are difficult to see are used by Indrajit, I can kill and destroy them in a war'.

' If you permit me, I will shatter them with my valor. With ceaseless matchless shower of rocks in a war even the Devas will die, what to speak of the night creatures!'

' Even if the ocean exceeds its limits the mount Mandara may be shaken but Jambavan cannot be moved in war. The heroic son of Vali alone is enough to destroy all the Rakshasas led by him ( Ravana). The speed of the thighs of the great soul Panasa as well as Nila shatters the mount Mandara, what to speak of the Rakshasas in a war. Tell me who among Devas, Asuras, Yakshas, Gandharvas, Uragas and Pakshis can battle Mainda and Dvivida'.

' The two sons of Aswini are outstanding , foremost among fighters. I do not see any one who can face them in a battle. With boon given by the creator, being very proud these two foremost among Vanaras consumed the nectar of immortality. Earlier the grand sire of all worlds has given them immeasurable invulnerability to honor them . Vast armies of Suaras have been slain by the heroic Vanaras ,armed with the boons. And they drank the nectar of immortality. If these two become angry they can destroy Lanka along with all the elephants horses and chariots. All the Vanaras can stay '.

' I have burnt Lanka and made my name known all over the royal paths'.

' I announced that mighty Rama will triumph. So will mighty Lakshmana. Protected by Rama Sugriva will triumph. I am son of wind god and a servant of Rama. My name is Hanuman. '

' In the middle of the Ashoka grove of the evil minded Ravana, under the Simsupa tree , the pious lady surrounded by Rakshasa women, tormented by sorrow, without brightness looking like moon rays veiled by clouds, not caring for the glory of Ravana . is brooding over Rama only. The chaste woman of beautiful hips, Janaki though bound is wholly devoted to Rama only, like Paulomi is devoted to Indra. Wearing a single piece of cloth, filled with dust, very sorrowful and piteous, Sita is desirous of only the welfare of her husband. Sita, who is again and again threatened by ugly looking Rakshasis, who is piteous and always thinking of her husband , who is sleeping on the ground, who is without luster like the lotus on the onset of winter , who has turned away from Ravana, who is set on giving up her life, who is in the pleasure garden in the middle of Rakshasa women, is seen by me. Some how the doe eyed one has been given confidence, then spoke to. Hearing about the alliance of Rama and Sugriva gave her happiness'.

'That the ten-headed one though having done harm is not killed , is because the chaste disciplined lady's high devotion to her husband. Rama is there as the instrument of killing Ravana. Due to separation from her husband, the lady is with a thin body like the students on the first day of studies'.

'The noble lady is thus absorbed in grief'.

'What action needs to be done by all that is to be proposed'.

Thus Hanuman ended his briefing of his search for Sita

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

||om tat sat||