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Saturday, August 18, 2012

The World of Valmiki-37

The World of Valmiki-37
Allusions (continued)

वञ्चयित्वा तु पौलोमीमनुह्लादो यथा शचीम् ।४/३९/६॥
- - - like Anuhlaada cheating Sachi, daughter of Puloma.

तत्र पञ्चजनं हत्वा हयग्रीवं च दानवम् ।
आजहार ततश्चक्रं शंखं च पुरुषोत्तमः ॥४/४१/२८॥
There lord Vishnu after killing Panchajana and demon Hayagriva carried away the conch and the disc. (Allusion to this incident is very significant as killing of Panchajana is traditionally attributed to Lord Krishna!)

हिरण्यकशिपुः कीर्तिमिन्द्रहस्तगतामिव ।५/२०/२८ ॥
- - - in the manner of Hiranyakasipu usurping the glory of Indra.

तं नित्यमनुरक्तास्मि यथा सूर्यं सुवर्चला ।
यथा शची महाभागा शक्रं समुपतिष्ठति ॥
अरुन्धती वसिष्ठं च रोहिणी शशिनं यथा ।
लोपामुद्रा यथागस्त्यं सुकन्या च्यवनं यथा ॥
सावित्री सत्यवन्तं च कपिलं श्रीमती यथा ।
सौदासं मदयन्तीव केशिनी सगरं यथा ॥
नैषधं दमयन्तीव भैमी पतिमनुव्रता॥५/२४/१०-१२॥
I am eternally attached to him like Suvarchala is attached to Sun God, like Sachi to Indra, Like Arundhati to Vasishtha, like Rohoni to Moon God, like Lopamudra to Agastya, like Sukanya to Chyavana, like Madayanti to Soudaasa, like Kesini to Sagra, like Damayanti to Nala king of Nishadha.

त्रातुमर्हसि वीर त्वम् पातालादिव कौशिकीम् ।५/३८/६५॥
You ought to rescue me like Vishnu rescued Koushiki (Indra's wealth as per Tirtha.) from the nether-world.

लङ्कापुरं प्रदग्धं तत् रुद्रेण त्रिपुरं यथा ।५/५४/३०॥
That Lanka was burnt like Tripura was burnt by Rudra.

अनन्य चित्ता रामेण पौलोमीव पुरन्दरे ।५/५९/२४॥
- - - is totally devoted to Rama like Poulomi is devoted to Indra.

तत्पफाल पदाक्रान्तं दशग्रीवस्य पश्यतः ।
पुरा हिमवतः शृङ्गं वज्रिणेव विदारितम् ॥६/४१/८८ ॥
In the very presence of Ravana the spire of the palace broke by the trampling of (Angada's) feet like the peak of Himavat mountain by the thunderbolt of Indra.

तौ दृष्ट्वा भ्रातरौ तत्र वीरौ सा पुरुषर्षभौ ।
शयानौ पुण्डरीकाक्षौ कुमाराविव पावकी ॥६/४७/२० ॥
After seeing the two great warriors with lotus-like eyes lying on the ground like sons of fire
(Govindaraja: "paavakI" means "paavakaputrau" namely Skanda and viSaakha.)
भूतैर्वृतो रुद्र इवामरेशः ।६/५९/९॥
like Rudra chief of celestial beings, surrounded by hoards of bhuta's.

त्रिविक्रमकृतोत्साहो नारायण इवाबभौ ।६/६५/३१॥
He shone like Narayana who had enthused himself to take the three steps.

शंबरो देवरातेन नरको विष्णुना यथा ।६/६९/७॥
(Was killed) like Sambara by Devarata and Naraka by Vishnu. (Naraka's killing is traditionally associated with Krishna.)

अगस्त्येन दुराधर्षा मुनिना दक्षिणेव दिक् ।६/११५/१४॥
- - - was conquered like the unconquerable south by sage Agastya. 


श्रूयते हि पुरा शक्रो विरोचनसुतां नृप ।
पृथिवीं हन्तुमिच्छन्तीं मन्थरामभ्यसूदयत् ॥
विष्णुना च पुरा राम भृगुपत्नी पतिव्रता ।
अनिन्द्रं लोकमिच्छन्ती काव्यमाता निषूदिता ॥१/२५/२०-२१॥
It is said that long back Indra killed Manthara, daughter of Virocana, who was intent on destroying the earth. Wife of Bhrugu and mother of Sukracharya, who wanted to make the world bereft of Indra was killed by Vishnu.
( According to Govindaraja, the following story is given in Matsyapuraana.While Shukra was performing penance by the side of Shiva for attaining powers to help Devas in conquering asuras, asuras went and met Shukra's mother Manthara seeking her help. She started killing devas.Indra prayed to Vishnu who intervened and killed Manthara to save the devas.  )
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