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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.26

hatāh sma vayam nātha

loka-rāvana rāvana

kam yāyāc charanam lańkā

tvad-vihīnā parārditā

SYNONYMS

— alas; hatāh — killed; smain the past; vayam — all of us; nāthaO protector; loka-rāvanaO husband, who created the crying of so many other people; rāvanaO Rāvana, one who can cause crying of others; kam — unto whom; yāyāt — will go; śaranam — shelter; lańkā — the state of Lańkā; tvat-vihīnā — being bereft of your good self; para-arditā — being defeated by the enemies.

TRANSLATION

O my lord, O master! You epitomized trouble for others, and therefore you were called Rāvana. But now that you have been defeated, we also are defeated, for without you the state of Lańkā has been conquered by the enemy. To whom will it go for shelter?

PURPORT

Rāvana's wife Mandodarī and the other wives knew very well how cruel a person Rāvana was. The very word "Rāvana" means "one who causes crying for others." Rāvana continuously caused trouble for others, but when his sinful activities culminated in giving trouble to Sītādevī, he was killed by Lord Rāmacandra.

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