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Dashaka 85

ततो मगधभूभृता चिरनिरोधसंक्लेशितं
शताष्टकयुतायुतद्वितयमीश भूमीभृताम् ।
अनाथशरणाय ते कमपि पूरुषं प्राहिणो-
दयाचत स मागधक्षपणमेव किं भूयसा ॥१॥

तत: मगध-भूभृता then by the Magadh king
चिर-निरोध-संक्लेशितं for long detained (and so) tormented
शत-अष्टक-युत-अयुत-द्वितयम्- hundred eights along with ten thousand twice (20800)
ईश O Lord!
भूमीभृताम् of kings
अनाथ-शरणाय ते for the helpless the only refuge, Thee
कम्-अपि पूरुषम् some person
प्राहिणोत्-अयाचत स sent prayed he
मागध-क्षपणम्-एव Maagadha's (king of Magadha's) killing only
किम् भूयसा why say much

O Lord! The Magadha king Jaraasandh had 20800 kings as captives in his prison. The tormented kings sent a person as a messanger to Thee, the only refuge of the helpless. He prayed to Thee to kill the king of Magadha. What more can be said.

यियासुरभिमागधं तदनु नारदोदीरिता-
द्युधिष्ठिरमखोद्यमादुभयकार्यपर्याकुल: ।
विरुद्धजयिनोऽध्वरादुभयसिद्धिरित्युद्धवे
शशंसुषि निजै: समं पुरमियेथ यौधिष्ठिरीम् ॥२॥

यियासु:- desiring to attack
अभिमागधं against the king of Magadha
तदनु नारद-उदीरितात्- after that, by Naarada's saying
युधिष्ठिर-मख-उद्यमात्- Yudhishthiraa's sacrifive preparations
उभय-कार्य-पर्याकुल: both the jobs priority (thinking)
विरुद्ध-जयिन:-अध्वरात्- enemies conquering and the sacrifice
उभय-सिद्धि:-इति- both undertaken thus
उद्धवे शशंसुषि by Udhdhava being adviced
निजै: समं with Thy people
पुरम्-इयेथ to the city went
यौधिष्ठिरीम् of Yudhishthira

Then eager to attack Jaraasandha, the king of Magadha, Thou were informed by Naarada that Yudhishthira was preparing to perform the Raajasooya Yagna. Thou were in a fix as to which of the two Thou should attend to. Udhdhava pointed that the sacrifice demanded that all the enemies be conquered, so by attending the sacrifice both the purposes will be fulfilled. With Thy followers Thou proceeded to attend the Raajsooya Yagna in Yudhishthiraa's city Indraprastha.

अशेषदयितायुते त्वयि समागते धर्मजो
विजित्य सहजैर्महीं भवदपाङ्गसंवर्धितै: ।
श्रियं निरुपमां वहन्नहह भक्तदासायितं
भवन्तमयि मागधे प्रहितवान् सभीमार्जुनम् ॥३॥

अशेष-दयिता-युते all the wives along with
त्वयि समागते Thou having reached
धर्मज: विजित्य Dharmaputra having conquered
सहजै:-महीं with the brothers the earth
भवत्-अपाङ्ग-संवर्धितै: by Thy gracious glances (who had) grown in strength
श्रियं निरुपमां wealth incomparable
वहन्-अहह bearing, oh
भक्त-दासायितं of the devotees, services meeting
भवन्तम्-अयि Thee Oh Thou
मागधे प्रहितवान् to Jaraasandh sent
सभीम-अर्जुनम् along with Bheem and Arjuna

Thou reached Indraprastha along with all Thy wives. Enhanced in strength by Thy gracious glances, Dharmaputra with his brothers conquered all the opponents and ammassed incomparable wealth. Oh Thou who are the servant of Thy devotees was then sent by Yudhishthira to Jaraasandha along with Bheem and Arjuna.

गिरिव्रजपुरं गतास्तदनु देव यूयं त्रयो
ययाच समरोत्सवं द्विजमिषेण तं मागधम् ।
अपूर्णसुकृतं त्वमुं पवनजेन संग्रामयन्
निरीक्ष्य सह जिष्णुना त्वमपि राजयुद्ध्वा स्थित: ॥४॥

गिरिव्रजपुरं to the city of Girivraja
गता:-तदनु went then
देव यूयं त्रय: O Lord Thou three
ययाच समर-उत्सवं asked for a duel festival
द्विज-मिषेण in a Braahmina's guise
तं मागधं to that king of Magadha
अपूर्ण-सुकृतं short of good deeds
तु-अमुं indeed him
पवनजेन संग्रामयन् with Bheem making him fight
निरीक्ष्य सह जिष्णुना seeing with Arjuna
त्वम्-अपि Thou also
राज-युद्ध्वा स्थित: as making two kings fight remained

O Lord! Thou three then went to Girivraja the capital of Jaraasandha. In the guise of Braahmins Thou asked for a festival of dual. Thou made the king of Magadha, Jaraasandha, who was lacking in good deeds, fight with Bheem. Meanwhile, Thou and Arjuna remained as onlookers and 'Raajayudhva' i.e. who make kings fight.

अशान्तसमरोद्धतं बिटपपाटनासंज्ञया
निपात्य जररस्सुतं पवनजेन निष्पाटितम् ।
विमुच्य नृपतीन् मुदा समनुगृह्य भक्तिं परां
दिदेशिथ गतस्पृहानपि च धर्मगुप्त्यै भुव: ॥५॥

अशान्त्-समर-उद्धतं in the fierce fight (who had become) arrogant
विटप-पाटना-संज्ञया twig splitting hinting at
निपात्य जरस:-सुतं felling down Jaraa's son (Jaraasandh)
पवनजेन निष्पाटितम् by Bheem was split up
विमुच्य नृपतीन् releasing the kings
मुदा समनुगृह्य happily blessing them
परां भक्तिं दिदेशिथ supreme devotion gave
गत: स्पृहान्-अपि (who had) overcome all desires even
च धर्म-गुप्तै भुव: and for ethically ruling the earth

Arrogant Jaraasandha was fighting ferociously in the battle. Thou gave a hint to Bheema (that Jaraa's son could be killed by splitting) by splitting a twig. Bheema then tore Jaraasandha apart and killed him. The captive kings were then released and Thou happily blessed them with supreme devotion. They were all devoid of all desire, yet Thou engaged them to rule the earth ethically and as per Dharma.

प्रचक्रुषि युधिष्ठिरे तदनु राजसूयाध्वरं
प्रसन्नभृतकीभवत्सकलराजकव्याकुलम् ।
त्वमप्ययि जगत्पते द्विजपदावनेजादिकं
चकर्थ किमु कथ्यते नृपवरस्य भाग्योन्नति: ॥६॥

प्रचक्रुषि
युधिष्ठिरे when performing
तदनु Yudhishthira
राजसूय-अध्वरं then
प्रसन्न-भृतकी-भवत्- the Raajasooya Yagna
सकल-राजक-व्याकुलम् happily as servants becoming all the kings
व्यकुलम्-त्वम्-अपि- all the kings
अयि जगत्पते eagerly Thou also
द्विज-पद-अवनेज- O Tuou Lord of the world!
आदिकं चकर्थ Braahmina's feet washing
किमु कथ्यते etc performed
नृप-वरस्य what can be said
भाग्य-उन्नति: of the great king's

Yudhishthira was then performing the Raajsooya Yagna during which all the kings were joyfully performing the work alloted to them as servants. Thou O Lord of the Universe! Also were engaged in washing the feet of the holy men and the Braahmins etc. What can be said about the upliftment of the good fortune of the great king Yudhishthira?

तत: सवनकर्मणि प्रवरमग्र्यपूजाविधिं
विचार्य सहदेववागनुगत: स धर्मात्मज: ।
व्यधत्त भवते मुदा सदसि विश्वभूतात्मने
तदा ससुरमानुषं भुवनमेव तृप्तिं दधौ ॥७॥

तत: सवन-कर्मणि
प्रवरर्म्-अग्र्य-पूजा-विधिं then in the sacrificial rite
विचार्य the important person's worship system
सहदेव-वाक्-अनुगत: foremost considering
स धर्मात्मज: Sahadeva's advice following
व्यधत्त भवते that Dharmaputra Yudhishthira
मुदा सदसि performed to Thee
विश्वभूतात्मने in the delighted assembly
तदा स-सुर-मानुषं to Thee, the Soul of the whole Universe
भुवनम्-एव then along with the gods and humans
तृप्तिम् दधौ the entire universe

According to the system of the sacrificial rite the most noteworthy of the guests assembled was honoured and worshipped foremost. While Yudhishthira was considering, he followed Sahadeva's advice and performed this worship to Thee, the Soul of the whole Universe. This gave great satisfaction to everyone, gods and humans alike.

तत: सपदि चेदिपो मुनिनृपेषु तिष्ठत्स्वहो
सभाजयति को जड: पशुपदुर्दुरूटं वटुम् ।
इति त्वयि स दुर्वचोविततिमुद्वमन्नासना-
दुदापतदुदायुध: समपतन्नमुं पाण्डवा: ॥८॥

तत: सपदि चेदिप:
मुनि-नृपेषु then at once, the king of Chedi
तिष्ठत्सु-अहो the sages and kings
सभा-जयति being present, stangely
क: जड: the assembly is honouring
पशुप-दुर्दुरूटं वटुम् which fool
इति त्वयि स a cowherd corrupt boy
दुर्वच:-विततम्- thus to Thee he
उद्वमन्- abusive words' string
आसनात्-उदापतत्- spitting out
उदायुध: from his seat sprang up
समपतन्-अमुं flourishing weapons
पाण्डवा: confronted him

Just then, at once, the king of Chedi, sprang up from his seat hurling a string of abusive words to Thee, 'In this assembly, in the presence of great sages and kings, which fool is honouring this corrupt cowherd boy?' he exclaimed. Saying so he flourished his weapons and was soon confronted by the Paandavas.

निवार्य निजपक्षगानभिमुखस्यविद्वेषिण-
स्त्वमेव जहृषे शिरो दनुजदारिणा स्वारिणा ।
जनुस्त्रितयलब्धया सततचिन्तया शुद्धधी-
स्त्वया स परमेकतामधृत योगिनां दुर्लभाम् ॥९॥

निवार्य निज-पक्षगान्
अभिमुखस्य विद्वेषिण:- detering Thy allies
त्वम्-एव जहृषे शिर: confronting the adversary
दनुज-दारिणा स्व-अरिणा Thou alone cut off head
जनु:-त्रितय-लब्धया the Asura's cutting Thy discus
सतत-चिन्तया in births three gaining
शुद्ध-धी:-त्वया स constantly thinking (of Thee)
पर-एकताम्-अधृत purified minded with Thee he
योगिनां दुर्लभाम् supreme union attained

Thou detered Thy allies, the Pandavas and Thyself cut off the head of the advancing adversary with Thy discus which cuts the Asuras. Chedi had gained a purified mind through his three births (as Hiranyakashipu, Raavana and Shishupa),where he was constantly thinking of Thee. Thus he attained the supreme union with Thee which is not easily attained by the Yogis.

तत: सुमहिते त्वया क्रतुवरे निरूढे जनो
ययौ जयति धर्मजो जयति कृष्ण इत्यालपन्।
खल: स तु सुयोधनो धुतमनास्सपत्नश्रिया
मयार्पितसभामुखे स्थलजलभ्रमादभ्रमीत् ॥१०॥

तत: सुमहिते then the great
त्वया क्रतुवरे by Thee the highest sacrifice
निरूढे जन:-ययौ being completed, people went away
जयति धर्मज: victory to Dharmaputra
जयति कृष्ण victory to Krishna
इति-आलपन् thus proclaiming
खल: स तु wicked he indeed
सुयोधन धुतमना:- Duryodhana, jealous minded
सपत्न-श्रिया by the enemy's prosperity
मय-अर्पित-सभा-मुखे by Maya built the assembly hall in front (of that)
स्थल-जल-भ्रमात्- floor and water mistaking (for each other)
अभ्रमीत् was confused

Then the most holy and eleborate sacrifice, the Raajasooya Yagna being completed by Thee, the people returned loudly acclaiming Thee and Yudhishthira. The wicked Duryodhana's mind was full of jealousy at the sight of the enemy's prosperity. He was all the more confused when he mistook the floor for water and water for floor in front of the assemly hall which was built by the Asura's arshitect Maya, for the Pandavas.

तदा हसितमुत्थितं द्रुपदनन्दनाभीमयो-
रपाङ्गकलया विभो किमपि तावदुज्जृम्भयन् ।
धराभरनिराकृतौ सपदि नाम बीजं वपन्
जनार्दन मरुत्पुरीनिलय पाहि मामामयात् ॥११॥

तदा हसितम्-उत्थितं then the laughter which arose
द्रुपदनन्दना-भीमयो:- of Draupadi and Bheema
अपाङ्ग-कलया by the corner of the eyes glancing
विभो किमपि तावत- O Lord! A little then
उज्जृम्भयन् encouraging
दधरा-भर-निराकृतौ the earth's burden to remove
सपदि नाम immediately indeed
बीजं वपन् seed sowing
जनार्दन O All pervading Lord!
मरुत्पुरीनिलय O Lord of Guruvaayur!
पाहि माम्-आमयात् save me from ailments

O Lord! Then a loud laughter arose from Draupadi and Bheema instigated somewhat by Thy side long glances. O All pervading Lord! Immediately indeed the seed was sown by Thee to rid the earth of its burden. O Lord of Guruvaayur! Save me from my ailments.

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