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Hamsasandesa

From: padmini ranganathan (pammi_r_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Oct 28 1999 - 11:30:36 PDT

Pranamams.

2. KAlyE sEnAm kapikulapatE: tUrNam udyOjayishyan
DurIbhAvAt janaka duhitu: dUyamAnAntharAtmA|
KrIdA khElam kamala sarasi kvApi kAlOpayAtam
RAkA chandra dyuti sahacharam rAjahamsam dadarsa||
 
2. Intent on mobilising the army of Sugreeva, on the
day break, Rama, distressed out of separation 
from his beloved SitA, beheld a Raja Hamsa(King of
Swans), playful in a lotus pond, as delightful & 
effulgent as the rays of the full moon.


3. Tasmin sItA gatim anugatE taddukUlAnka mUrtau
TanmanjIra pratima ninadE nyasta nispanda drshti:||
VIra: chEtO vilayamagamat tanmayAtmA muhUrtham
ShankE tIvram bhavati samayE SAsanam mInakEtO: ||

3. Steadily beholding the Swan, which was as bright &
spotless as the garb of his beloved;
whose gait was as graceful and charming as that of
hers & whose cackling was consonant with the 
mellifluous tinkling of her anklets, Rama, immersed in
her thoughts(being reminded of her), though 
stout of heart stood stupefied, overcome by passion,
for at times, Cupid (God of love), reigns supreme & 
severely overrules even the strongest of men.


4. LabdhAsvAsa: kathamapi tadA lakshmanasyAgrajanmA
SandESEna praNaya mahatA maithilIm jIvayishyan|
CakrE tasmai sarasija daLai: sOpachArAm saparyAm
KAmASlEshAt adhika subhaga: kAminAm dUta lAbha: ||

4. Having recovered from that trance with great
difficulty, He, the brother of Lakshmana, enlivening
his 
beloved with the message of love (to be sent through
that swan), honoured him by serving him with lotus
petals
(supposed to be very favourite to the swan), for,
acquiring an envoy is much more comforting than the
union with one's beloved itself.


KrtvA tasmin bahumatim asau bhUyasIm AnjanEyAt
GADhOnmAda: praNayapadavIm prApa vArtAnabhij~nE|
ViSlEshENa kshubhita manasAm mEGha saila drumAdau
YAc~A dainyam bhavati kimuta kvApi samvEdanArhE||

5. Having bestowed more honours on him compared to
Hanuman, RAma, burning with passion, 
solicited his service (as to convey his message of
love), who was but mute, for, at times when 
people afflicted with separation, manifest their
desparate act of appealing even to inanimate things 
like mountain, tree, cloud etc, wherefore any surprise
at a living being, being sought after.


Pranamams
Padmini and Venugopal


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