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SB 9.10.4

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


gurv-arthe tyakta-rājyo vyacarad anuvanaṁ padma-padbhyāṁ priyāyāḥ
pāṇi-sparśākṣamābhyāṁ mṛjita-patha-rujo yo harīndrānujābhyām
vairūpyāc chūrpaṇakhyāḥ priya-viraha-ruṣāropita-bhrū-vijṛmbha-
trastābdhir baddha-setuḥ khala-dava-dahanaḥ kosalendro 'vatān naḥ


guru-arthe—for the sake of keeping the promise of His father; tyakta-rājyaḥ—giving up the position of king; vyacarat—wandered; anuvanam—from one forest to another; padma-padbhyām—by His two lotus feet; priyāyāḥ—with His very dear wife, mother Sītā; pāṇi-sparśa-akṣamābhyām—which were so delicate that they were unable to bear even the touch of Sītā's palm; mṛjita-patha-rujaḥ—whose fatigue due to walking on the street was diminished; yaḥ—the Lord who; harīndra-anujābhyām—accompanied by the king of the monkeys, Hanumān, and His younger brother Lakṣmaṇa; vairūpyāt—because of being disfigured; śūrpaṇakhyāḥ—of the Rākṣasī (demoness) named Śūrpaṇakhā; priya-viraha—being aggrieved by separation from His very dear wife; ruṣā āropita-bhrū-vijṛmbha—by flickering of His raised eyebrows in anger; trasta—fearing; abdhiḥ—the ocean; baddha-setuḥ—one who constructed a bridge over the ocean; khala-dava-dahanaḥ—killer of envious persons like Rāvaṇa, like a fire devouring a forest; kosala-indraḥ—the King of Ayodhyā; avatāt—be pleased to protect; naḥ—us.


To keep the promise of His father intact, Lord Rāmacandra immediately gave up the position of king and, accompanied by His wife, mother Sītā, wandered from one forest to another on His lotus feet, which were so delicate that they were unable to bear even the touch of Sītā's palms. The Lord was also accompanied by Hanumān [or by another monkey, Sugrīva], king of the monkeys, and by His own younger brother Lord Lakṣmaṇa, both of whom gave Him relief from the fatigue of wandering in the forest. Having cut off the nose and ears of Śūrpaṇakhā, thus disfiguring her, the Lord was separated from mother Sītā. He therefore became angry, moving His eyebrows and thus frightening the ocean, who then allowed the Lord to construct a bridge to cross the ocean. Subsequently, the Lord entered the kingdom of Rāvaṇa to kill him, like a fire devouring a forest. May that Supreme Lord, Rāmacandra, give us all protection.

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