Hanumanji in Asok Vatika: SundarKanda Continued.
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Bahu bidhi khal Sitahi samajhava/saam daan bhay bhed dekhava//
Kah Ravanu sunu sumukhi sayani/Mandodari aadi sab rani//
That wicked man tried to coax Sitaji in many ways,he tried all methods like advice,offering,punishment, exploitation
Ravan said- hey beautiful, hey intelligent woman, Mandodari and all other Ranis…
Tav anucharim karavum pan mora/ek baar biloku mam ora//
Trin dhari aut kahati Baidehi/Sumiri Awadhpathi param sanehi//
They shall be your servant maids, that is my pledge, at least look at me once
Holding onto her dearly beloved SreeRamji, Scion of Awadh, Janakiji covered her face a bit , and spoke thus:
Sunu Dasmukh khagoth prakaasa/kabahu ki Nalini karai bikasa//
As man samachu kahathi Janaky/khal suthi nahim Raghubeer baan Ki//
Listen Ten Faced one, has the lotus ever bloomed before the light of a glow worm( SreeRamchandraji is a sun and you are a mere glow worm)
Understand this as being true for you too, Hey Wicked One! You do not know about SreeRaghuveer’s arrows!
Sad suneim Hari aanehy mohi/ Adham nillaj laaj nahim tohi//
Hey Sinful One, you stole me when I was alone, Hey Fallen One! Shameless person, do you not feel ashamed?
Aapuhi suni khagoth Sam Ramahi bhanu samaan/
Parush bachan suni kaadhi asi bola athi khisiaan//
Hearing himself as being compared to a glow worm and SreeRamji as the Sun , listening to Sitaji’s strongly rebuking words, Ravan got infuriated and drawing out his sword, rushed forward speaking thus:
Sita taim mam krit apamana/katihau tab sir kadin kripana//
Nahim ta sapadi manu mam bani/sumukhi hoti na ta jeevan haani//
Sita! You have humiliated me! I will behead you with this sharp sword
Or you better agree to my proposition,Hey beautiful one, otherwise be sure that you will die.