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Sri Sundara Kanda Nirnaya- MBTN- Verses 22- 24

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shrI hari vAyu gurubhyO namaH


 Translation by Scholars of Sri Madhwacharya Seva Sangha, Chennai


punashcha mantriputrakAn.h sa rAvaNaprachoditAn.h |

mamarda sapta parvataprabhAn.h varAbhiraxitAn.h || 7-22||


Word to word meanings:

punashcha = further

saH = he

mamarda = crushed to death

mantriputrakAn.h = the sons of ministers

sapta = seven in number

rAvaNa prachoditAn.h = sent by Ravana

parvata prabhAn.h = they were like mountains &

vara abhiraxitAn.h = well protected by boons



Seven sons of ministers of Ravana's cabinet were crushed & killed by Hanuman. They were like

seven majestic mountains & were well protected by Brahma's & Siva's boons (varAbhiraxitAn.h)


balAgragAminastathA sa sharvavAksugarvitAn.h |

nihatya sarvaraxasAM tR^itIyabhAgamaxiNot.h || 7-23||


Word to word meaning:

saH = He (Hanuman)

vihatya = killed

bala agra gAminaH = those who were foremost in the army

sharva vAk.h sugarvitAn.h = and who were very haughty because of the boons

of Lord Siva

axiNot.h = destroyed

tR^itIya bhAgaM = one third of

savaraxasA = the entire Rakshasa army



Hanuman thus by killing the seven haughty sons of ministers & other warriors, reduced the army

to two third its number.


anaupamaM harerbalaM nishamya rAxasAdhipaH |

kumAramaxamAtmanaH samaM sutaM nyayojayat.h || 7-24||


Word to word meaning:

nishamya = Hearing about

balaM = the strength

hareH = of the monkey

anaupamaM = as something unparalleled

rAxasAdhipaH = the Rakshasa king, Ravana

nyayojayat.h = pressed into service

sutaM = his own son

AtmanaH samaM = who was equal to himself

kumAraM axaM = Aksha Kumara by name



Hearing of the incomparable & matchless strength of Hanuman, Ravana sent his son Aksha

Kumara, who was equal to Ravana in strength to nab Hanuman.


Explanatory Notes:

Aksha Kumara by being equated to Ravana suggests that he represents Ravana.At the same time,

killing Aksha Kumara by Hanuman also suggests that Hanuman could kill Ravana inspite of his




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shrI kR^iShNArpanamastu

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