shri rAma chAritra manjari – V

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

AseenaH panchavaTyAmakuruta vikRutAM rAkshaseeM yO dvisapta-

kravyAdAnapyanEkAnatha kharamavadheeddUshaNaM cha trisheerShaM |

mAreechaM mArgarUpaM dashavadanahRutAmAkRutiM bhUmijAyAH

anviShyannArtagRudhraM svagatimatha nayanmAmavEt ghnan kabandhaM || 5 ||

Words in the shlOka

=================

AseenaH, panchavaTyAM, akuruta, vikRutAM, rAkshaseeM, yaH, dvisapta, kravyAdAn, api, anEkAN, atha, kharaM, avadheet, dUShaNaM, cha, trisheerShaM, mAreechaM, mArgarUpaM, dashavadana, hRutAM, AkRutiM, bhUmijAyAH, anviShyaN, Arta, gRudhRaM, svagatiM, atha, nayan, mAM, avEt, ghnaN, kabandhaM

Word meanings

=============

AseenaH – having stayed

panchavaTyAM – in panchavaTi

akuruta – having done

vikRutAM – into a distorted one

rAkshaseeM – rAkshasi (by name shUrpanakhi)

yaH – one who (i.e. LORD)

dvisapta – the fourteen

kravyAdAn – main rAkshasas

api – also

anEkAN – many in number

atha – then

kharaM – a rakshasa by name khara

avadheet – having killed

dUShaNaM – a rakshasa by name dUShaNa

cha – and

trisheerShaM – a rakshasa by name trisheerSha

mAreechaM – a rakshasa by name mAreecha

mArgarUpaM – in the guise of a deer

dashavadana – rAvaNa (one with ten faces)

hRutAM – been kidnapped by

AkRutiM – the replica of

bhUmijAyAH – the one born to bhUmi (i.e seeta dEvi)

anviShyaN – having engaged in searching

Arta – the tired

gRudhRaM – vulture (jaTaayu)

svagatiM – the deserving abode

atha – then

nayaN – having taken

mAm – me

avEt – protect

ghnaN – having killed

kabandhaM – the rakshasa by name kabandha

Meaning

========

When LORD rAma was staying in panchavaTi, HE ensured (through lakshmaNa) that the rAkshasi shUrpanakha was disfigured. When the rAkshasas attacked them in turn, LORD rAma killed 14 main rAkshasas, including khara, dUshana, trisheerSha and many other rAkshasas.

mAreecha then took the form of a golden deer and the incident led to rAvaNa kidnapping the pratikruti of seetA dEvi.

LORD then started searching for (the pratikruti of) seetA dEvi, and provided nija gati to the wounded vulture jaTAyu. HE then killed a rakshasa by name kabandha.

May such a LORD always protect me!

Notes:

  • Once in a war, an arrow that rAvaNa released accidentally killed the husband of shUrpanakhi. When shUrpanakhi demanded some resolution to her difficulty of having lost her husband, rAvaNa directed her to search any other male and promised that he would get her married. Due to this, she came to panchavaTi, in search of a husband.
  • The rakshasa kabandha was actually a gandharva by name “sevaka naada”. He got relieved from the rakshasa body when LORD killed him
  • When rAvaNa kidnapped the seeta pratikruti, the actual seetadEvi went away to kailasa and was worshipped there by rudra and pArvati

shri krishNArpaNamastu

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s