||Sundarakanda ||

|| Sarga 8||(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||

Sundarakanda
Sarga 8

That mighty son of wind god Vayu saw the great aerial car named Pushpaka stationed in the middle of that palace. The aerial car was rendered beautiful with gems and diamonds and was adorned with latticed windows of gold. The Pushpaka with images of incomparable beauty and immeasurable skill was built by Viswakarma ( the divine architect) himself. That aerial car which was placed in the aerial path in the orbit of Sun shone like a beacon light.

Pushpaka was a unique in that there was nothing that was executed without special effort. There was nothing that was not made with costly gems. Those unique things were not available even to gods. There is nothing in that aerial car that was not unique.

That aerial car is designed through special efforts of concentration and prowess. It can go to desired places even on a thought of its master. It is built with many special seats. It is of good appearance at all places. It can travel with the speed of thought. It can travel faster than the wind. It was obtained as the result of the efforts of a great soul.

That aerial car was specially designed in a unique manner. It had many wonderful decorated peaks. Like the autumnal full moon it was pleasing to the heart. Like a mountain peak it had wonderful towers.

That aerial cars was borne by thousands of groups of Bhutas who have faces brightened by earrings, who are gluttons, who are ranging in the sky, who are night birds, who are with big rolling and frightening eyes who have tremendous speed .That best of Vanaras saw the best of aerial cars namely Pushpaka which was looking beautiful like a collection of blossoms of the spring. It was appearing more beautiful than the spring itself.

Thus ends the eighth Sarga of Sundarakanda in Ramayana, the first ever poem of mankind composed by Maharshi Valmiki.||

|| Om tat sat ||