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shrI hari vAyu gurubhyO namaH


 Translation by Scholars of Sri Madhwacharya Seva Sangha, Chennai


sa sarvalokasAxiNaH sutaM sharairvavarshha ha |

shitairvarAstramantritairna chainamabhyachAlayat.h || 7-25||


Word to word meaning:

shitaiH = sharp

vara astra mantritaiH = rendered powerful with sacred mantras

saH = He (Aksha Kumara)

vavarshha = indeed rained

sharaiH = arrows

sutaM = on the son

sarvaloka sAxiNaH = of Vayu, the witness of all the worlds

shitaiH = these arrows were sharp

vara astra mantritaiH = and were rendered as powerful missiles with sacred


na cha = but he was not

enaM = Hanuman

abhyachAlayat.h = able to shake



On Hanuman, the son of Vayu, who is sarvalokasAxin.h, that is one who overlooks all the worlds &

our activities, Aksha Kumara rained arrows & deadly weapons made powerful by sacred mantras.

They could not shake Hanuman.


Explanatory Notes:

This shows his unlimited strength & valor. 


sa maNDamadhyakAsutaM samIxya rAvaNopamam.h |

tR^itIya eshha chAMshako balasya hItyachintayat.h || 7-26||


Word to Word meaning:

saH = Hanuman

samIxya = looking at

maNDa madhyakA sutaM = the son of Mandodari

rAvaNa upamaM = who was comparable to Ravana himself

achintayat.h = assessed him

iti = as follows:

eSha = " He (Aksha Kumara) is

tR^itIyaH = the third

aMshakaH = division

balasya = of the army



Hanuman looking at Aksha Kumara, the son of Mandodari, estimated to be equal to Ravana in

strength but knows that he forms one third of the trio namely Ravana, Indrajit, Aksha.


Explanatory Notes:

Hanuman after annihilating one third of Ravana's army now readies himself to kill Aksha who is

known for his physical strength, because of boons & by weapons. All this is denoted by the words

" hi " and in the shloka.


nidhArya eva rAvaNaH sa rAghavasya nAnyathA |

yadIndrajinmayA hato na chAsya shaktirIxyate || 7-27||


atastayoH samo mayA tR^itIya eshha hanyate |

vichArya chaivamAshu taM padoH pragR^ihya pupluve || 7-28||


Word to word meaning:

sa nidhArya: He (Hanuman) decided that

rAvaNaH = Ravana

rAghavAya eva = had to be left for Rama only

na anyathA = It cannot be otherwise

yadi = if

indrajit.h = Indrajit

hataH = will be killed

mayaa = by me

asya = his

shaktiH = martial prowess

na Ixyate = will not be witnessed & appreciated by others


Word to word meaning:

ataH = Therefore

EshaH = this fellow (Aksha Kumara)

tR^itIyaH = the third among the trio (Ravana, Indrajit & Aksha)

tayo samaH = who is equal to the other two

hanyate = is to be killed

mayA = by me

vichArya = having reasoned

evaM = in this manner

pragR^ihya = catching hold of

taM = him

padoH = by his two feet, he

pupluve = rose high into the sky



Although all the three are to be killed, Hanuman after giving a thought as to whom to kill first

reasoned out thus. Ravana should not be killed since Sri Rama is to kill him. Indrajit also is to be

spared for the time being since his dexteritty in wielding the weapons is to be seen & appreciated

by other vanaras. So, the only person to be killed by him is Aksha.


Explanatory Notes:

Although Hanuman could kill all the three easily he did not do so; and spared Ravaa to Sri Rama,

Indrajit to Lakshmana. Aksha, for him to kill. At once Hanuman caught hold of his feet & heaped to

a high altitude inspite of Aksha continuously raining arrows on Hanuman. Thus Aksha could

neither save himself nor harm Hanuman in any manner.




Jagadguru Sri Madhwacharya virachita Sundara Kanda Nirnaya

Published by

Sri Madhwacharya Seva Sangha(Regd)

1395, 31st street, 6th Sector, K K Nagar

Chennai 600 078

Phone # 044-24740049


shrI kR^iShNArpanamastu

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