Rāmāyana |Kiṣkindha Kaṇḍa| Chapter 35

35. Tara's Convincing Answer

[Tara tells Lakṣmaṇa that the only wrong that Sugrīva did was not realizing the time. She tells him that lots of soldiers are required to kill Rāvaṇa and he has sent for monkey and bear soldiers.]

When the son of Sumitrā who was glowing like a flame told like this, Tara who has a face like moon, told Lakṣmaṇa. 35.1

"No Lakṣmaṇa, Such harsh words should not be have been used while talking with the king of monkeys. This is especially true as regards you." 35.2

"Oh valorous one, Sugrīva is not ungrateful, adamant, pitiable, a teller of lies, dishonest or crooked." 35.3

"Oh valorous one, that monkey has not forgotten the help rendered by Rāma by fighting a war which would have been difficult to others." 35.4

"It is by the grace of Rāma that he got fame, the stable kingdom of monkeys, me as well as Ruma, Oh destroyer of enemies." 35.5

"He who was not sleeping due to sorrow has now attained great happiness but unfortunately he has not realized that the proper time has come like sage Viśvāmitra." 35.6

"The great sage was carrying on union with an Apsarās called Ghritāchī for ten years, though he thought it was only for a day." 35.7

"Even such and noble and valiant sage like Viśvāmitra who was an expert about knowledge of time did not realize about passage of time and what we can we tell about an ordinary man." 35.8

"As a person who is fed up due to not being able to satisfy his passion, he is now attending to his physical needs and for that now you may pardon him." 35.9

"Oh Lakṣmaṇa without knowing about the truth about Sugrīva, it was not proper for you to get into rage like this." 35.10

"Oh Bull among men, people like you, who are votaries of truth, without thinking and with rash nature do not get angry like this." 35.11

"Oh follower of Dharma show your grace and for sake of Sugrīva become composed and give this agitation arising out of great anger." 35.12

"I feel that for the sake of pleasing Rāma, Sugrīva would give up even Ruma, me, monkey kingdom, grains, wealth, treasures." 35.13

"Sugrīva would reunite Sītā with Rāma, like joining Rohiṇī with moon, after killing Rāvaṇa in a war." 35.14

"The total number of Rākṣasas in Lanka is supposed to one trillion, thirty nine thousand and six hundred." 35.15

"Without killing these unassailable Rākṣasas who can take any form that they wish, it is not possible to kill Rāvaṇa who has stolen Sītā." 35.16

"Oh Lakṣmaṇa, it is also not possible kill Rāvaṇa in war without any other help, especially to Sugrīva." 35.17

"The well informed Vali who is the lord of monkeys has told to Sugrīva about this and I do not know where from he got this information." 35.18

"The Lord of monkeys, for the sake of helping you in the battle, has called many monkeys to summon many monkeys and monkey lords." 35.19

"Sugrīva is awaiting those very strong and valorous monkeys for accomplishing the task of Rāma and so he has not still started." 35.20

"Oh Lakṣmaṇa, since Sugrīva has already promulgated a decree, all those monkeys would be arriving any time now." 35.21

"One thousand crores of bears, hundreds of apes and several crores of monkeys with great lustre will arrive today and attend to your needs and so give up your anger now." 35.22

"By seeing your very angry face as well as blood red eyes, the monkey ladies would lose their peace and would start suspecting their earlier fear." 35.23

This is the end of Thirty Fifth Sarga of Kiṣkindha Kanda which occurs in Holy Rāmāyaṇa composed by Vālmīki as the First Epic.