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!

shrI krishNArpaNamastu

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