shri rAma chAritra manjari – XII

Source: shri gururAja saMputa – Volume 1 – published by mantralaya matha

Iti shreerAmachAritramanjaree lEshataH kRutA |
rAghavEndrENa yatinA bhUyAdrAmaprasAdadA || 12 ||

Words in the shlOka
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Iti, shrIrAmachAritra manjaree, lEshataH, krutA, rAghavEndrENa, yatinA, bhUyAt, rAma, prasAdadA

Word meanings
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Iti – in this way
shrIrAmachAritra manjaree – shrI rAmachAritra manjaree
lEshataH – in short form
krutA – has been created
rAghavEndrENa – by rAghavEndra
yatinA – swamy
bhUyAt – may it make
rAma – shrI mUla rAma
prasAdadA – granting of anugraha

Meaning
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In this manner, the pearls of shrI rAma’s story has been created by shrI rAghavEndra yati. May this (chanting of) stOtra grant the blessings of LORD rAma to all (those who chant it).

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shri rAma chAritra manjari – XI

Source: shri gururAja saMputa – Volume 1 – published by mantralaya matha

yajnaM tanvanstrikOTeen vyatudata bharatAdyO&surAneeshavAkyA-
dyAsyan dhAmAtriputraM bhujimatha sa nayannAtmasUnU svarAjyE |
kRutvA shreehreehanUmaddRutavimalachalacchAmaracchatrashObhee
brahmAdaiH stUyamAnO nijapuravilasatpAdapadmO&vatAnmAM || 11 ||

Words in the shlOka
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yajnaM, tanvan, trikOTeen, vyatudata, bharatAt, yaH, asurAn, eeshavAkyAt, yAsyAn, dhAma, atri, putraM, bhujiM, atha, sa, nayan, AtmasUnU, svarAjyE, kRutvA, shrI, hrI, hanUmat, dhRuta, vimala, chalacchAmara, Chatra, shObhee, brahmAdaiH, stUyamAnaH, nija, pura, vilasat, pAdapadmaH, avatAt, mAM

Word meanings
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yajnaM – yajna (ashwamEdha yajna)
tanvan – having performed
trikOTeen – three crores
vyatudata – gotten killed
bharatAt – through bharata
yaH – that LORD rAma
asurAn – daityas
eeshavAkyAt – according to the words of rudra
yAsyAn – gotten ready to go
dhAma – shwetadweepa
atri – sage atri
putraM – son (i.e. sage doorvAsa)
bhujiM – meals
atha – then
sa – HE
nayan – gotten done
AtmasUnU – HIS own sons
svarAjyE – Kingdom
kRutvA – having appointed
shrI – shrI dEvi
hrI – hrI dEvi
hanUmat – Lord hanUmAn
dhRuta – having held
vimala – clean
chalacchAmara – the swaying fans
Chatra – white umbrella
shObhee – radiating
brahmAdaiH – Lord brahma and others
stUyamAnaH – being praised with stutis
nija – HIS own
pura – shwEta dweepa
vilasat – brightly visibe
pAdapadmaH – ONE with lotus feet
avatAt – protect
mAM – me

Meaning
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LORD rAma performed the ashwamedha yajna. LORD rAma then sent bharata to gandharvapura and got three crore asuras killed.

LORD then listened to the request of rudra and assured him of HIS return to shwEta dweepa. He satisifed the demands of sage dUrvAsa and fed him extremely satisfying bhOjana.

LORD rAma made HIS sons i.e. lava and kusha as the head of the Kingdom and headed north to HIS abode i.e shwEta dweepa. There HE was surrounded by shrI and hrI forms of mahAlakshmi on two sides and were fanning him with chAmara.

Lord hanUmAn was holding the white umbrella for the LORD while brahma, rudra and other dEvatas were singing praises of the LORD, who was resting in joy.

May such a LORD always protect me!

Notes:

– LORD rAma got sugreeva and all other kapees and other Kings to ayOdhya and performed the ashwamEdha yaaga for one year.
– The 3 crore asuras were actually gandharva-putras and were known as shailooShas. The king of kaikeya desha sent a request to the LORD through a person called girisEna for protection from these demons. LORD got them killed through bharata.
– In order to request HIS return, the devatas requested rudra to speak to LORD rAma.
– Around the same time, rudra, in his other form as sage dUrvAsa came to rAma’s abode. He demanded that he needs fresh food that is already ready (stale food won’t do, and he can’t wait for food to be cooked). LORD just extended HIS hand and produced a huge variety of fresh food and fed the sage to his satisfaction.
– Lava was the avatara of Indra; Kusha was the avatara of agni

The main part of the shrI rAma chAritra manjari by shrI rAghavEndra tIrtharu ends here.
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shri rAma chAritra manjari – X

Source: shri gururAja saMputa – Volume 1 – published by mantralaya matha

rakShan kShONIM samRuddhAM nuta uta munibhirmAnayanvAyusUnuM
prEShyAdityAtmajAdeen vyatanuta bharataM yauvarAjyEnumAnya |
kAryE saumitrimArtashvagaditakRudarighnO&tha shatrughnatO yO
hatvA&sau duShTashUdraM dvijasutagubavEtkuMbhajAnmAlabhAree || 10 ||

Words in the shlOka
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rakShan, kShONIM, samRuddhAM, nutaH, uta, munibhiH, mAnayan, vAyusUnum, prEshya, AdityAtmaja, Adeen, vyatanuta, bharataM, yauvarAjyE, anumAnya, kAryE, saumitrim, Arta, shva, gaditaM, kRut, arighnaH, atha, shatrughnataH, yaH, hatvA, asau, duSHTashUdraM, dvija, suta, gup, avEt, kumbhajAn, mAlabhAree

Word meanings
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rakShan – having protected
kShONIM – the earth
samRuddhAM – one that is abundant
nutaH – having been praised
uta – subsequently
munibhiH – by munis (sage agastya and others)
mAnayan – accorded respect
vAyusUnum – hanUmAn
prEshya – having sent
AdityAtmaja – sugreeva, the son of sUrya
Adeen – others
vyatanuta – gave the power of
bharataM – bharata
yauvarAjyE – the post of yuvarAja
anumAnya – having ordered
kAryE – the responsibility (or task) of
saumitrim – lakshmaNa
Arta – sorrow filled
shva – dog
gaditaM – told
kRut – having done
arighnaH – having gotten the enemy (lavaNAsura) killed
atha – then
shatrughnataH – through shatrughna
yaH – that
hatvA – having killed
asau – LORD rAmachandra
duSHTashUdraM – the evil shUdra
dvija – brahmaNa
suta – son
gup – having protected
avEt – may HE protect
kumbhajAt – sage agastya (one born from a kumbha)
mAlabhAree – received a garland

Meaning
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LORD rAma ruled the earth, that turned abundant in all aspects, and protected one and all. HE was always praised by sage agastya and other Rushis for doing so.

LORD rAma granted his own necklace to hanUmAn and accorded him appropriate status. HE then sent sugreeva and others to their respective kingdoms, so they could rule them. HE appointed bharata as the crown-prince, and lakshmaNa as in-charge for taking care of the cities and village folk.

One day a dog approached the LORD and told HIM that a sanyasi had hit it badly. LORD gave the responsibility of managing a temple to the sanyasi. HE then sent shatrughna and got the evil lavaNAsura killed.

LORD then killed an evil shUdra called shambooka and saved a brahmaNa child that was dead due to the evil shUdra.

When sage agastya gave HIM the garland that was originally from Lord brahma, LORD rAma accepted the same with great joy.

May such a LORD always protect us!

Notes:

– LORD granted hanUman his own personal necklace. HE also granted him the post of chaturmukha brahma in the next kalpa.
– LORD listened to the agony of the dog and decided to punish the bhikShu who had hit the dog. LORD made the bhikShu as in-charge of a temple called kAlAnjala. This incident highlights the risks of managing a temple because the bhikShu was sure to commit many mistakes and accumulate sin as in-charge of the temple, and consequently would suffer in the subsequent births!
– There was an asura by name jangha. He was performing tapas staying upside down, in the form of a shUdra, in order to obtain the post of rudra. LORD therefore killed this shUdra.
– rayaru is never one to spend an extra word on anything that is unnecessary. Still, he chose to add an adjective to the word “shUdra” and called him “duShTa”. This is to highlight the fact that LORD killed the shUdra only because he was an evil asura, and the killing was not because he was a shUdra.
– Once , there was a King called shweta. He was performing a yajna. Sage agastya came there and asked for food. At that time, the King handed over a garland given to him by Lord brahma, and requested that the same be put on LORD rAma at an appropriate time. It was this very garland that sage agastya, after receiving aathithya of LORD, put on HIM. If the King had directly put the garland on LORD, the puNya accumulated by him would have far exceeded his yogyata. Hence he requested that the sage put it on his behalf.
– lavaNAsura was the son of the ancient demon named madhu. He was living in madhuvana and was a trouble for all sajjanas. Hence LORD got him annihilated through HIS brother shatrughNa. After killed him, shatrughna built the city of mathura at that place.

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shri rAma chAritra manjari – IX

Source: shri gururAja saMputa – Volume 1 – published by mantralaya matha

kravyAdAn ghnannasankhyAnapi dashavadanaM brahmapUrvaissurEshaiH
puShpairAkeeryamANO hutavahavimalAmApya seetAM vidhAya |
rakShOnAthaM svabhaktaM svapuramathagataH puShpakasthassamastaiH
sAmrAjyE chAbhiShiktO nijajanamakhilaM mAnayanmE gatiH syAt || 9 ||

Words in the shlOka
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kravyAdAn, ghnan, asankhyAn, api, dashavadanaM, brahmapUrvaiH, surEshaiH, puShpaiH, AkeeryamANaH, hutavaha, vimalAM, Apya, seetAM, vidhAya, rakShOnAthaM, svabhaktaM, svapuraM, atha, gataH, puShpakasthaH, samastaiH, sAmrAjyE, cha, abhiShiktaH, nijajanaM, akhilaM, mAnayan, mE, gatiH, syAt

Word meanings
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kravyAdAn – numerous rAkshasas
ghnan – having destroyed
asankhyAn – unlimited
api – too
dashavadanaM – rAvaNa
brahmapUrvaiH – chatumukha brahma and others
surEshaiH – from the best of dEvatas
puShpaiH – with flowers
AkeeryamANaH – having received abhishEka
hutavaha – agni
vimalAM – pristinely pure
Apya – having united
seetAM – seeta dEvi
vidhAya – having done
rakShOnAthaM – as the Lord of the rAkshasas
svabhaktaM – HIS bhakta (vibhIShaNa)
svapuraM – HIS own place (ayOdhya)
atha – and then
gataH – having reached
puShpakasthaH – seated on the puShpaka vimAna
samastaiH – along with all
sAmrAjyE – in the kingdom
cha – and
abhiShiktaH – was crowned as King
nijajanaM – HIS own people
akhilaM – all of them
mAnayan – gave respect
mE – to me
gatiH – the giver of all my desires
syAt – may become

Meaning
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LORD rAma destroyed all the remaining rAkshasas, and then killed the ten-headed rAvaNa also. Lord brahma and other dEvatas, who became very pleased with this, showered paramAtma with flowers.

LORD then made the seetakRuti enter the agni, and through the agni, received HIS very own mahalakshmi, as seeta dEvi. HE then made vibhIshaNa, his devotee, as the King of the rAkshasas.

The LORD then climbed the puShpaka vimAna, along with all of HIS own people, and reached HIS city ayOdhya. HE was then crowned as the emperor of the land by HIS own people (led by rushi vashishTa and others).

LORD rAma then gave the best of gifts and maryaada to all HIS people and lived happily.

May such a LORD always grant all my desires!

Notes:

– The sEva done by everyone else in the war was miniscule compared to the number of rAkshasas killed by LORD rAma. rAvaNa at the last stage invokes his moola baLa and there are crores and crores of rAvaNas who appear. LORD rAma, due to HIS achintya adbhuta shakti, appears in as many rUpas in the battlefield and kills all of them.
– When the seetakRuti enters agni, the original seeta dEvi returns from kailasa and unites (merely for the eyes of others) with rAma.
– The puShpaka viMana had a speciality that it could accommodate any number of people. There was no limit to how many could find a place in it!
– LORD rAma then became king of ayOdhya and ruled the entire world for 11,000 years!!!

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shri rAma chAritra manjari – VIII

Source: shri gururAja saMputa – Volume 1 – published by mantralaya matha

bhagnaM krutvA dashAsyaM gurutaravapuShaM kuMbhakarNaM nigruhya
pradhvastAshEShanAgaM padakamalanataM tArkshyamAnandya rAmaH |
sarvAnujjeevayantaM giridharamanaghashchAnjanEyaM kapeen svAn
vijnAnAstrENa rakShan samavatu damayan lakshmaNAcchakrashatruM || 8 ||

Words in the shlOka
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bhagnaM, krutvA, dashAsyaM, gurutara, vapuShaM, kumbhakarNaM, nigRuhya, pradhvasta, aShESha, nAgaM, padakamala, nataM, tArkshyaM, Anandya, rAmaH, sarvAn, ujjeevayantaM, giridharaM, anaghaH, cha, AnjanEyaM, kapeen, svAn, vijnAnAstrENa, rakShan, samavatu, damayan, lakshmaNAt, shakrashatruM

Word meanings
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bhagnaM – made to lose
krutvA – having made
dashAsyaM – the ten headed (rAvaNa)
gurutara – very big
vapuShaM – bodied
kumbhakarNaM – kumbhakarna
nigRuhya – having killed
pradhvasta – the one destroyed
ashESha – entire
nAgaM – snake
padakamala – the lotus feet
nataM – worshipped
tArkshyaM – garuda
Anandya – having pleased
rAmaH – LORD rAma
sarvAn – all (the kapees)
ujjeevayantaM – having brought back to life
giridharaM – the gandhamaadana moutain
anaghaH – one without any form of bandana
cha – and
AnjanEyaM – Lord hanUmAn
kapeen – the kapees
svAn – ones own
vijnAnAstrENa – through the vijnAna astra
rakShaN – having protected
samavatu – protect
damayan – gotten killed
lakshmaNAt – through lakshmaNa
shakrashatruM – Indrajit

Meaning
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LORD rAma engaged with rAvaNa, who came to battle, and defeated him thoroughly. rAvaNa then sent his brother kumbhakarna to battle, whom LORD rAma very easily defeated and killed.

Indrajit, the son of rAvaNa, then waged war and tied up all the kapees with his naaga paasha. Garuda then appeared there and freed all the kapees from the naaga paasha and earned the pleasure of LORD.

LORD then gave hanUmAn the opportunity to do seva by allowing him to bring the gandhamadana mountain, and using herbs from that mountain, brought back all the kapees to life.

Indrajit tied up the kapees a third time with the naaga paasha. LORD rAma then freed them up with the vijnAna astra. He then asked lakshmaNa to wage battle with Indrajit and got him killed.

May such a LORD protect us!

Notes:

– Since garuDa does not take avatara on earth, he got his opportunity to perform rAma sEva by appearing on the skies of the battle field and freeing the kapees from the paasha that Indrajit had tied them with.
– Lord hanUmAn actually brings the gandhamadana mountain on two occasions. On both occasions, herbs from the mountain are used by the kapi called suShEna, who is a doctor, and all the kapees are brought back to life
– The rescue and life-giving to all kapees by LORD rAma through the use of vijnAna astra just proves that the acts by garuDa and hanUmAn are only to give them an opportunity to perform sEva. Otherwise, it is well known that the LORD does not need any one’s help to protect his devotees!

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shri rAma chAritra manjari – VII

Source: shri gururAja saMputa – Volume 1 – published by mantralaya matha

neetvA mAsAn kapeeshAniha dashaharitaH prEShya seetAM vichityA-
&&yAta shreemaddhanUmadgiramatha samanushrutya gacchan kapeendraiH |
sugreevAdyairasankhyairdashamukhasahajaM mAnayannabdhivAchA
daityaghnassEtukAree ripupurarudavEdvAnarairvairighAtee || 7 ||

Words in the shlOka
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nItvA, mAsAn, kapeeshAn, iha, daSha, haritaH, prEShya, seetAM, vichitya, AyAta, shrImat, hanUmat, giraM, atha, samanushrutya, gacchan, kapeendraiH, sugreevAdyaiH, asankhyaiH, dashamukha, sahajaM, mAnayan, abdhi, vAchA, daityaghnaH, sEtukAree, ripu, pura, rut, AvEt, vAnaraiH, vairighAtee

Word meanings
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nItvA – having spent
mAsAn – few months
kapeeshAn – the best of the kapees (vAnarAs)
iha – in there (in the mAlyavat mountain)
daSha – ten
haritaH – directions
prEShya – sent
seetAM – seetA
vichitya – search
AyAta – having come
shrImat – the one with kAnti (radiance)
hanUmat – Lord hanUmAn
giraM – the words of
atha – then
samanushrutya – having listened well
gacchan – having left
kapeendraiH – along with the best of the kapis
sugreevAdyaiH – sugreeva and others
asankhyaiH – innumerable
dashamukha – rAvaNa (the ten headed one)
sahajaM – the (younger) brother
mAnayan – having respected
abdhi – the Lord of the ocean (varuna)
vAchA – the words of
daityaghnaH – in order to destroy the daityas
sEtukAree – got a bridge built
ripu – the enemy (rAvaNa)
pura – town
rut – having occupied
AvEt – may HE protect
vAnaraiH – from the kapees
vairighAtee – got the enemies killed

Meaning
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LORD rAma spent a few months in the mAlyavanta mountains. He then sent the monkey army of sugreeva in all ten directions to search for seeta dEvi.

HE then listened to the pleasing words of hanUmAn, the one with a radiant face and left towards lankA along with the innumerable army of the kapees, such as sugreeva and others.

When vibhIshaNa, the younger brother of rAvaNa, came in surrender of the LORD, HE gracefully accepted him and treated him very well. Thereafter, HE listened to the prayers of varuNa, the Lord of the oceans, and got a bridge built through the kapees.

HE then entered the town of the enemy, the city of lankA, and got the enemies killed through the kapees.

May such a LORD rAma always protect us!

Notes:

– Sugreeva forgets his promise and duty towards LORD rAma during the rainy season. LORD sends lakshmaNa to remind sugreeva. At the same time, Lord hanUmAn also reminds sugreeva of his duty and wakes him up.
– rayaru sums up the entire achievement of hanUmAn in just a couple of words by stating that the words of hanUmAn that he spoke when he came back were very pleasing (samanushrutya) to LORD. This highlights the end result of sundara kAnDa
– The entire episode of LORD waiting for the Ocean to make way, subsequently acting as if HE was upset, and then making varuNa appear in front with folded hands is also summed up in just a few words. varuNa surrenders completely and prays to the LORD to build a bridge so that HIS own keerti increases even further.
– rayaru also indicates that the LORD got the enemies killed by the monkeys even though HE singlehandedly could have destroyed all of them. It is a sadhana opportunity for the dEvatas who had taken avatara as monkeys to serve the LORD!

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shri rAma chAritra manjari – VI

Source: shri gururAja saMputa – Volume 1 – published by mantralaya matha

pampAteeraM cha gacchanniha kRutavasatirbhaktituShTaH shyabaryai
datvA muktiM prakurvan hanumata uditaM prAptasugreevasakhyaM |
Sapta cchitvAtha tAlAnvidhivarabalinO vAlibhitsUryasUnuM
kurvANO rAjyapAlaM samavatu nivasanmAlyavatkandharEsau || 6 ||

Words in the shlOka
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pampA, teeraM, cha, gacchan, iha, kRutavasatiH, bhaktituShTaH, shyabaryai, datvA, muktiM, prakurvan, hanumataH, uditaM, prApta, sugreeva, sakhyaM, sapta, cchitvA, atha, tAlAn, vidhi, vara, balinaH, vAlibhit, sUrya, sUnuM, kurvANaH, rAjyapAlaM, samavatu, nivasan, mAlyavat, kandarE, asau

Word meanings
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pampA – the river pampa
teeraM – banks (of)
cha – and
gacchan – having gone
iha – this
krutavasatiH – stayed there
bhaktituShTaH – having been pleased with the devotion
shabaryaiH – to shabari
datvA – gave
muktiM – salvation
prakurvan – having executed (kept)
hanumataH – hanumAn
uditaM – the words (of)
prApta – having obtained
sugreeva – sugreeva
sakhyaM – friendship
sapta – the seven
cchitvA – pierced
atha – then
tAlAn – the daityas who were in the form of the palm trees
vidhi – brahma
vara – the boon (of)
balinaH – became strong
vAlibhit – having killed vAli
sUrya – sUrya
sUnuM – the son of
kurvANaH – having made
rAjyapAlaM – the King of
samavatu – protect
nivasan – having stayed
mAlyavat – in mAlyavat mountain
kandarE – in a cave
asau – Lord rAma

Meaning
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Having left chitrakooTa, LORD rAma (along with lakshmaNa) reached pampA teera and stayed there. There, LORD saw the devotion of shabari, and being pleased with it, granted her mukti.
LORD rAma then listened to the words of hanumanta and accepted the friendship of sugreeva. He then pierced and killed 7 daityas who were in the form of 7 tAla trees and were strong due to the boon of Lord Brahma.
After that, LORD killed vAli and established sugreeva, the son of sUrya, as the King (of kiShkinda). The LORD then stayed in the cave of mAlyavanta mountain.
May such a LORD rAma protect us!

Notes:

Shabari was actually an apsara who had been cursed by shachi dEvi for having shown her pomp and attitude in front of Indra.
LORD rAma destroyed 7 daityas with a single arrow by piercing the 7 palm trees in which they were staying.
Once sugreeva became King, the rainy season started. Therefore, LORD rAma waited for the appropriate season to arrive for the search, by staying in a cave in mAlyavat mountain

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