||Sundarakanda ||

|| Sarga 27||(Summary in English)



||om tat sat||
इत्युक्ताः सीतया घोरा राक्षस्यः क्रोधमूर्छिताः।
काश्चित् जग्मुः तदाख्यातुं रावणस्य तरस्विनः॥1||
स॥ घोरा राक्षस्यः क्रोधमूर्छिताः इत्युक्ताः सीतायाः तत् आख्यातुं काश्चित् तरस्विनः रावणस्य जग्मुः॥
The terrible Rakshasa women overwhelmed with anger on hearing the words of Sita ran to inform Ravana.

Sarga 27

The terrible Rakshasa women overwhelmed with anger on hearing the words of Sita ran to inform Ravana.

Then approaching Sita, the hideous looking Rakshasis again spoke using harsh words with one meaning leading to sinful consequences. 'Oh Vile one! Determined in evil ways! Oh Sita! Today these Rakshasis will eat your flesh to their hearts content'

Then seeing those evil ones threatening Sita, an old Rakshasi by name Trijata said the following words. 'Eat yourselves. Do not eat the daughter of Janaka and the favored daughter in law of Dasaratha. Today I have seen a terrible dream. It is terrible and hair raising. It portends the destruction of Rakshasas and victory for her husband'.

Hearing those words of Trijata, all the Rakshasis over whelmed with anger and scared, said these words to Trijata. 'What is the dream you saw in the night, please tell'. Hearing those words from the mouth of Rakshasis, Trijata told them everything about the dream.

'Raghava arrived along with Lakshmana wearing a garland of white flowers and clothes, himself climbed the Palanquin made of ivory, drawn by thousands of swans moving through the sky. Today in my dream I saw Sita wearing white clothes siting on a white mountain surrounded by the ocean. Sita is united with Rama like the luster and Sun. I saw Rama mounted on a huge elephant with four tusks along with Lakshmana. Then the two tigers among men, wearing garlands made of white flowers and clothes, shining with their own effulgence came near Janaki'.

'Then Janaki from the top of that mountain supported by her husband mounted the elephant and took a seat on the elephant standing in the sky. Then I saw the lotus eyed woman Sita springing up from husbands lap was touching the Sun and Moon as if she was caressing. The Kakutstha, with wife Sita, came on a chariot pulled by eight white bulls. Rama, the heroic one, the best among men, along with Sita and brother Lakshmana mounted on the celestial Pushpaka Vimana resembling the Sun, went in northerly direction'.

' Thus I saw Rama, as powerful as Vishnu, along with wife Sita and brother Lakshmana in my dream. Rama is very brilliant. It is not possible for Rakshasa or Devas and demons or anybody else to attain victory over Rama, just like sinners cannot attain heaven'.

' I saw Ravana on the ground, wearing red clothes, drunk, intoxicated, wearing a garland of lilies and smeared with oil. Today I saw Ravana with shaven head, wearing black clothes, being dragged by a woman. I saw Ravana fallen on the ground from the Pushpaka Vimana. Ravana was wearing red garlands and unguents, drinking, laughing, dancing , with a confused mind and senses, on a chariot pulled by donkeys. He went in southerly direction quickly mounted on a donkey. I again saw the king of Rakshasa Ravana deluded by fear, falling down from the donkeys. I saw that Ravana quickly getting up, surprised, scared, intoxicated with wine, without clothes, saying several unbearable bad words like a mad man. He entered a dark hell like pool of filth, emitting bad smell and there he drowned. The ten headed who is smeared with mud, who was tied at the neck by a black woman clad in red clothes, that Ravana was being dragged in southerly direction. There I saw the night being Kumbhakarna and all other sons of Ravana smeared with oil. The ten headed Ravana on a pig, Indrajit on a crocodile, Kumbhakarna on a camel were all moving in southerly direction'.

'There I saw Vibhishana wearing garlands of white flowers and clothes, smeared with white sandal paste under a white umbrella. Vibhishana mounted on a wonderful elephant with four tusks trumpeting like huge cloud, accompanied by sounds of conches and drums, singers and dancers was seen. He stood there in the sky along with four ministers'.

'A group of Rakshasas drinking, wearing red garlands, red clothes, singing and dancing were seen. The beautiful city of Lanka, with horses elephants and chariots was seen falling into the sea with crumbling archways and towers. I saw the Lanka protected Ravana, burnt by a powerful Vanara who is a messenger of Rama. Saw all the Rakshasas women having drunk oil, laughing away with loud sounds and dancing too in the Lanka which was turned into ashes, Kumbhakarna and all other Rakshasas without clothes entered into a pool of cow dung'.

'Oh Rakshasis! You will be destroyed, go away from here. Raghava will get back Sita. Being very angry he will destroy all Rakshasa along with you. Raghava will not approve of any one who threatened or abused his dear highly respected Sita living in forest'.

'So enough of the cruel words. You may say in polite manner. Beg Vaidehi. I like only this. Whoever in sorrow gets this kind dream, that one will be free from various sorrows and attain excellent supreme joy. O Rakshasa having threatened her, you may beg her. Why say any more. Rakshasas will face terrific threat from Rama'.

' Oh Rakshasis ! This Maithili while pleased with your salutations is enough to protect you from the threat. There is not even a little signs of inauspiciousness seen in this wide eyed lady. Only a shade of her complexion is changed in this lady who does not deserve to suffer, though a great misfortune happened for her'.

'I am seeing the fulfilment of wishes for Vaidehi. Also the destruction of the king of Rakshasas. And the victory of Raghava. Look at her lotus petal like eye which is throbbing to portend the good news'.

'This capable lady's left shoulder has started throbbing indicating sudden happiness. The left thigh comparable to the trunk of an elephant is trembling as though Rama is standing in her presence. One can see the bird, sitting in the branches of the tree, which utters sweet notes indicating happy tidings, as if it is prompting Sita to rejoice again and again'.

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

||om tat sat||
पक्षी च शाखा निलयः प्रहृष्टः
पुनः पुनश्चोत्तम सांत्ववादी।
सुस्वागतां वाच मुदीरयानः
पुनः पुनश्चोदयतीव हृष्टः॥52||
स॥ पक्षी च शाखानिलयं प्रविष्टः पुनः पुनः च उत्तमसांत्ववादी सुस्वागतं वाचं उदीरयामानः। हृष्टः पुनः पुनःचोदयतीव॥
One can see the signs bird which utters sweet notes indicating happy tidings, as if it is prompting Sita to rejoice again and again.
||om tat sat||