The Spy’s Story (Sundar Kanda Continued)
Ki bhayi bhent ki phiri gaye shravan sujasu suni mor/
Kahasi na ripu dal tej bal bahut chakit chit chor//
Did you meet them(the mendicants)? Or did they return after hearing about my great fame?
Why don’t you tell me about the strength and prowess of the enemy’s army?Your mind seems to be intimidated!
Nadh kripa kari poochehu jaisem/manahu kaha krodh taji taisem//
Mila jaayi jab anuj tumhara/jatahim Ram tilak tehi sara//
(The messenger said-) Lord, with the same kindness with which you asked me questions, please give up your anger and bestowing patience, listen to me ( trust my words)
When your younger brother went to meet SreeRamji, He anointed him as the King
Ravan doot hamahi suni kaana/kapinh baandhi deenhe dukh naana//
Shravan nasika kataim laage/Ram sapadh deenhem hum tyaage//
Hearing that I was Ravan’s messenger, the monkeys tied me up and tortured me a lot
But when I took the Name of SreeRamji, they let me go!
Poochihu Nadh Ram katkaayi /badan koti sat barni na jaayi//
Nana baran bhalu Kapi dhari/bikatanan bisaal bhaykari//
Lord, you asked me about SreeRamji’s army, it cannot be described even with one crore faces(tongues)
It is an army of innumerable bears and monkeys of different colours, their faces intimidating, with monstrous bodies and totally fearsome
Jehim pur dahevu hatevu sut tora/sakal kapeenh mah tehi balu dhora//
Amit naam bhat kadin karaala/Amit naag bal bipun bisaala//
The One who burnt the city and killed your son, his strength is so little compared to others!
They are of so many names, such mighty and terrible warriors!They have the strength of multiple elephants and are gigantic in size!
Dwibidh Mayand Neel Nal Angad Gad Bikataasy/
Dwividhi, Mayand, Neel, Nal, Angad, Gad, Vikatasya,
Dadhimukhi,Kesari, Nishad, Shad and Jambavan- they are all epitomes of might!
Ye kapi sab Sugreev samaana/inh sam kotinh ganai ko naana//
Ram kripa atulit bal tinhahim/trin samaan trailokahi ganahim//
These monkeys are equivalent to Sugreev in strength, and there are crores like these, who can count them all?
Due to SreeRamji’s blessings, they are unmatched in strength, and they consider the three worlds as mere speck of dust( they consider them insignificant)
As mai suna shravan Daskandhar/padum adarah juudhap bandar//
Nadh katak mah so kapi nahim/jo na tumhi jeetai rann mahim//
Hey Dasagreev! I have heard that eighteen ranks comprise just of Generals of the monkey warriors!
Hey Lord! There is not a single monkey in there who cannot defeat your army in battle!( They will defeat yours in battle)
Param krodh meejahim sab hhad had/aayasu pai na dehim Raghunadha//
Soshahim sindhu sahit cchash byaala/poorahim na ta bhari kudhar bisaala//
The warriors are all flexing their muscles and hands, but SreeRamji has not given them the go ahead as yet
‘We will dry the ocean up along with its fishes and snakes, else we will part it by filling it with huge mountains-
Mardi gardi milavahim Dasseesa/aiseyi bachan kahahim sab keesa//
Garjahim tarjahim sahaj asanka/manahu grasan chahat hahim Lanka//
And we will crush Ravan and mix him with the dust’, that is what all the monkeys are speaking,
They are fearless by nature, they are roaring and stamping their feet, as if they want to crush Lanka
Sahaj soor kapi bhalu sab puni sir par Prabhu Ram/
Ravan kal koti kahu jeeti sakahim sangraam//
All the monkey warriors are naturally valorous , besides at their head ( as their leader) they have SreeRamji
Hey Ravan! In a war, they can defeat a crore of DeathGods( Kal)!