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जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

कोसलेन्द्रोऽवतान्नः

गुर्वर्थे त्यक्तराज्यो व्यचरदनुवनं पद्मपद्‌भ्यां प्रियायाः पाणिस्पर्शाक्षमाभ्यां मृजितपथरुजो यो हरीन्द्रानुजाभ्याम्।
वैरूप्याच्छूर्पणख्याः प्रियविरहरुषारोपिता-भ्रू-विजृम्भ-त्रस्ताब्धिर्बद्धसेतुः खलदवदहनः कोसलेन्द्रोऽवतान्नः॥९-१०-४॥
—श्रीमद्भागवते नवमस्कन्धे दशमोऽध्यायः
gurvarthe tyaktarājyo vyacaradanuvanaṁ padmapadbhyāṁ priyāyāḥ pāṇisparśākṣamābhyāṁ mṛjitapatharujo yo harīndrānujābhyām|
vairūpyācchūrpaṇakhyāḥ priyaviraharuṣāropitā-bhrū-vijṛmbha-trastābdhirbaddhasetuḥ khaladavadahanaḥ kosalendro’vatānnaḥ||9-10-4||
—śrīmadbhāgavate navamaskandhe daśamo’dhyāyaḥ

Who, for the sake of [keeping the promise of] His father, giving up the kingdom, wandered from forest to forest [with His beloved wife (Mother Sita)] on His Lotus feet, which were so soft to even not be able to bear the touch of Sita’s palm, and whose fatigue was relieved by being accompanied by the King of Monkeys (Hanuman/Sugriva) and His younger brother [Lakshmana].
Having disfigured Shurpanakha and separated from His Wife, in His anger He raised His eyebrows frightening the ocean; constructed a bridge over the ocean, killing wicked persons [like Ravana] as though devouring a forest like a fire, the King of Ayodha; may He deign to protect us!

Pardon the ugly translation; it is impossible to retain the beauty of Sanskrit!

What a wonderful one shloka rendition of Ramayana by Shuka Maharshi!!!

See also http://vedabase.net/sb/9/10/4/

2 responses to “कोसलेन्द्रोऽवतान्नः

  1. Mohan Ramiah October 31, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    yA sRshTih srashTur AdyA vahati vidhihutam yA havir yA cha hotr
    ye dve kAlam vidattah shruti vishaya guNA yA stitA vyApya vishvam
    yAm Ahuh sarva bIja bhU prakRtir iti yayA prANinah prANavantah
    pratyakshAbhih prapannas tanubhir avatu vastAbhir ashTAbhir IshaH.

    That visible form water which was the first creation of the creator;that fire which bears the oblation offered according to rule; and that visible form,the priest,who is the offerer of the oblation;those two visible forms -the sun and the moon,which regulate time;the space which pervades all, having the quality of sound perceptible by the ear; thatearth,which they call the originator of all created things; that air by which living beings are furnished with breath; may Isha the supreme Lord Shivamanifested in these eight visible forms preserve you. ShAkuntalam verse I

  2. Mohan Ramiah October 31, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    ekaishvarya sthitatopi praVata bahuphalo yatt svayam krttivAsAA
    kAntA saMmishra dehopya viShaya manasAM yaH purastAdyatInAm
    ashTAbhir yasya kRtsnaM jagadapi tanubhir bibhrato nAbhimAnaH
    sanmArgAlokanAya vyapanayatu sa nastAmsIm vRttim IshaH.

    Although has excellent wealth,still wears only an elephant’s skin;although has a body merged with his wife’s,still invisible even to the renunciates; although pervades the entire universe and wears it through his eight bodies,still without any pride;-may that Parameshwara remove the thamas-gross thoughts from our minds sothat we can see the san mArga- the right path.- MAlavigAgni mitram opening verse.

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