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The Monkeys Depart in Search of Sita

Summary

The war cries of monkey soldiers in their enthusiasm to conquer Ravana are uttered in the audience of Sugreeva, when all of them started to their designated directions. This suggests the Sugreeva Aajna 'the inviolable order of Sugreeva.'

Chapter [Sarga] 45 in Detail

sarvaah ca aahuuya sugriivah plavagaan plavagarsabhah |

samastaan ca abraviit raajaa raama kaaryaartha siddhaye || 4-45-1

evam etat vicetavyam bhavadbhih vaanarottamaih |

On calling forth all the fly-jumpers for achieving the purpose of Rama's task the best fly-jumper and the king of monkeys Sugreeva spoke to all of them, "oh, best Vanara-s, you shall search all of this earth as I have detailed." Sugreeva said so to all monkeys. [4-45-1, 2a]

tat ugra shaasanam bhartur vijnaaya hari pu.ngavaah || 4-45-2

shalabhaa iva samchaadya mediniim sa.mpratasthire |

Understanding that arduous order of the king of monkeys Sugreeva those best monkeys started out covering the earth like grasshoppers. [4-45-2, 3a]

raamah prasravane tasmin nyavasat saha laksmanah || 4-45-3

pratiiksamaanah tam maasam yah siitaa adhigame kritah |

Rama remained on that Mt. Prasravana along with Lakshmana looking forward to that month which is marked for locating Seetha. [4-45-3b, 4a]

uttaraam tu disham ramyaam giri raaja samaavritaam || 4-45-4

pratasthe sahasaa viiro harih shatabalih tadaa |

Then the brave monkey Shatabali swiftly started towards the beautiful northern quarter that is encompassed by the king of mountains, namely Himavanta. [4-45-4b, 5a]

puurvaam disham prati yayau vinato hari yuuthapah || 4-45-5

taaraa a.ngadaadi sahitah plavagah pavanaatmajah |

agastya caritaam aashaam daksinaam hari yuuthapah || 4-45-6

The monkey-troop commander Vinata journeyed towards the eastern direction, and the fly-jumper, leader of monkeys and Air-god's son Hanuma travelled towards southerly quarter that is once trodden by Sage Agastya, along with Lt. Tara, Prince-regent Angada, and others. [4-45-5b, 6]

pashcimaam tu disham ghoraam susenah plavageshvarah |

pratasthe hari shaarduulo disham varuna paalitaam || 4-45-7

The commander of fly-jumpers and a tigerly monkey Sushena started out towards the horrifying western direction that is ruled by Varuna, the Rain-god. [4-45-7]

tatah sarvaa disho raajaa codayitvaa yathaa tatham |

kapi senaa patiin viiro mumoda sukhitah sukham || 4-45-8

Then on disposing the commanders of monkey army to all directions according to their capabilities, that valorous king Sugreeva who is contented earlier by way of gaining his kingdom through Rama, is now gladdened to his heart's content for sending monkey troops to all directions as requital [something given in return] to Rama's help. [4-45-8]

evam samcoditaah sarve raajnaa vaanara yuuthapaah |

svaam svaam disham abhipretya tvaritaah sa.mpratasthire || 4-45-9

In this way when dispatched by their king Sugreeva all the Vanara lieutenants expeditiously started towards one's own direction. [4-45-9]

nadantah ca unnadantah ca garjantah ca plava.ngamaah |

ksvelanto dhaavamaanaah ca vinadanto mahaabalaah || 4-45-10

When those great mighty fly-jumpers have started to dash off some are bawling, some highly blaring, some more thundering, and some more oddly bellowing, while some more are roaring like lions. [4-45-10]

evam sa.mcoditaah sarve raajnaa vaanara yuuthapaah |

aanayisyaamahe siitaam hanisyaamah ca raavanam || 4-45-11

Well-motivated this way by the king Sugreeva those vanara lieutenants put their fortitude into boastful words and said, "we lead forth Seetha, we wish to kill Ravana." [4-45-11]

aham eko vadhisyaami praaptam raavanam aahave |

tatah ca unmathya sahasaa harisye janaka aatmajaam || 4-45-12

"I will kill Ravana single-handedly if he chances on battlefield, and then on drubbing the other demons I will quickly bring back Janaka's daughter, Seetha." Another monkey soldier said so. [4-45-12]

vepamaanam shramena adya bhavadbhih sthiiyataam iti |

eka eva aaharisyaami paataalaat api jaanakiim || 4-45-13

"I alone will bring back Janaki even from netherworlds, who might be shivering owing to enervation, and you my monkey-soldier colleagues, you all may stay behind now." Thus another monkey-hero said. [4-45-13]

vidhamisyaami aham vriksaan daarayisyaami aham giriin |

dharaniim daarayisyaami ksobhayisyaami saagaraan || 4-45-14

"I will completely shatter the trees, shred the mountains, split the earth and storm the oceans." Thus another monkey gave war cry. [4-45-14]

aham yojana sa.nkhyaayaah plavitaa na atra sa.nshayah |

shatam yojana sa.nkhyaayaah shatam samadhikam hi aham || 4-45-15

"I can fly-jump a hundred yojana-s, undoubtedly," said one monkey while the other said, "I can jump even more than a hundred yojana-s, for sure." [4-45-15]

bhuu tale saagare vaa api shailesu ca vanesu ca |

paataalasya api vaa madhye na mama aacchidyate gatih || 4-45-16

"My transit cannot be thwarted either on the plane of earth, or in the ocean, or on mountains or in forests, or in the netherworld, or in its core." This is the slogan of another monkey-warrior. [4-45-16]

iti ekaikah tadaa tatra vaanaraa bala darpitaah |

uucuh ca vacanam tasya hari raajasya sannidhau || 4-45-17

Thus each individual Vanara gave war-whoops with the proper proud of his might in the audience of monkeys king Sugreeva and departed. [4-45-17]

iti vaalmiiki raamaayane aadi kaavye kiskindha kaande pa.nca catvaarinshah sargah

Thus, this is the 45th chapter in Kishkindha Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, the First Epic poem of India.

Sriman Moola Rama Vijayate

 

References

 

Desiraju Hanumanta Rao. (2000). Kishkindha Kanda - The Empire of Holy Monkeys.

 

Merriam-Webster. (2007). At http://www.m-w.com.

 

Reference.com. (2007). At http://www.reference.com.

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