Canto 9: LiberationChapter 10: The Pastimes of the Supreme Lord, Rāmacandra

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.12

dagdhvātma-kṛtya-hata-kṛtyam ahan kabandhaḿ

sakhyaḿ vidhāya kapibhir dayitā-gatiḿ taiḥ

buddhvātha vālini hate plavagendra-sainyair

velām agāt sa manujo 'ja-bhavārcitāńghriḥ

SYNONYMS

dagdhvā — by burning; ātma-kṛtya-hata-kṛtyam — after performing religious rituals required after the death of Jaṭāyu, who died for the Lord's cause; ahan — killed; kabandham — the demon Kabandha; sakhyam — friendship; vidhāya — after creating; kapibhiḥ — with the monkey chiefs; dayitā-gatim — the arrangement for delivering Sītā; taiḥ — by them; buddhvā — knowing; atha — thereafter; vālini hate — when Vāli had been killed; plavaga-indra-sainyaiḥ — with the help of the soldiers of the monkeys; velāmto the beach of the ocean; agāt — went; saḥHe, Lord Rāmacandra; manu-jaḥ — appearing as a human being; aja — by Lord Brahmā; bhava — and by Lord Śiva; arcita-ańghriḥ — whose lotus feet are worshiped.

TRANSLATION

Lord Rāmacandra, whose lotus feet are worshiped by Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, had assumed the form of a human being. Thus He performed the funeral ceremony of Jaṭāyu, who was killed by Rāvaṇa. The Lord then killed the demon named Kabandha, and after making friends with the monkey chiefs, killing Vāli and arranging for the deliverance of mother Sītā, He went to the beach of the ocean.

PURPORT

When Rāvaṇa kidnapped Sītā, he was obstructed on the way by Jaṭāyu, a large bird. But the powerful Rāvaṇa defeated Jaṭāyu in the fight and cut his wing. When Rāmacandra was searching for Sītā, He found Jaṭāyu almost dead and was informed that Sītā has been carried off by Rāvaṇa. When Jaṭāyu died, Lord Rāmacandra did the duty of a son by performing the funeral ceremony, and then He made friends with the monkeys to deliver Sītādevī.

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