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DASAM GRANTH

Guru Gobind Singh Ji Dasam Granth

Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Sikhs quotesGuru Gobind Singh Ji (1666-1708 C.E.) was the tenth guru of Sikhs. Guru Gobind Singh Ji was also a scholar, writer and a poet, well-versed in many languages: Sanskrit, Persian, Punjabi, Arabic, Awadhi and Braj Bhasha.

His father was Guru Teg Bahadur who was beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam. Guru Gobind Singh Ji was nine years old when he had to overtake the leadership. The tenth Guru is predominantly known for founding the Khalsa and instituting the five articles of the Sikh faith: kesh (hair), kacchera (a specific type of undergarment), kangha(comb), kada (iron bracelet) and kirpan (small sword). 

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“God Himself is the Forgiver.“  Guru Gobind Singh Ji

 

JAAP SHAIB

The message of the Tenth Guru

Chhapay Chhand
Tav Parsad

 
Oh Supreme Being! With your grace I recite this message. Oh Supreme Being! Your form is such that it has no sign, no mark, no colour, no caste, and no sub-caste. What kind of form you have, what colour it is, no human being can tell about these. Your presence is eternal. Your light illumines you. Your valour is profound. You are the King of millions of Indras. You are the master of heaven, the under-world, and the mortal-world. The gods, the living beings the demons and all the nature call you eternal. They all exclaim that you are not like this. There is none like you in the world. Oh supreme Being! No one can truly explain the reality of your Being. That is why the scholars have tried to explain your ‘deeds’ only (1)

Bhujang Paryaat Chhand

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You are deathless and kind. You are formless and you are inexplainable. (2)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You have no attire, You are unaccountable, You are formless. Unlike other living beings, you are not born out of the mother’s womb. (3)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You are inconquerable, You are indestructible. You are nameless and you have no abode and you are omnipresent. (4)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You are without Karma’, You are without caste and creed. You have no particular name and you have no abode. (5)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You are inconquerable, You are fearless, You are immobile and no one can displace you. (6)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You are formless. You are eternal, your being cannot be destroyed. No one can fathom your depth. (7)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You are inconquerable, You are unbreakable. You are a friend and you are open-hearted to your devotees. You are infinite. (8)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You are the creator of this world and you take endless forms. You are not made of five elements and you are without bonds. (9)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You are without ‘Karma’, You are without any illusion, you are above all this. You have no country and no attire. (10)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You are nameless, You have no desire. You are above the five elements of earth, water, fire, wind and heaven. You are without illusion and no one can attack you. (11)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! No living being can move you. You are above the five elements. You are unseen. You have no worries and anxieties. (12)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You cannot be imposed. The loving beings of the three worlds honour you. You are the treasure house of all the virtues. (13)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You are fathomless and limitless. You are immobile. You are the care taker of the fundamental virtues of the world. You cannot be created. (14)

Oh Supreme! Being! I salute You! You are the one to indulge in all the activities of the world. And you are the Supreme Jogi. You have no colour and you are indestructable. (15)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You are beyond the comprehension of the living beings. Oh benign Supreme Being! I salute you! You are as deep as the sea. You don’t need any shelter. (16)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You have no caste. You have no sub caste. You have no religion. Your being is unique. (17)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You have no country. You have no attire. You have no special abode. You are omnipresent. Nobody has given birth to you. (18)

Oh Supreme Being! I salute You! You are the destroyer of all the living beings. You are kind and benevolent. You are in every form. They are all your forms. You are the King of all living beings. (19)

Oh destroyer of all the living beings. You give shelter to all the living beings! I salute You! You are the destroyer and the preserver of all the living beings. (20)


Akal Ustaat


The message of the Tenth Guru

 
The Supreme Being! Is the one who takes care of all of us. We are protected by his weapons. The Supreme being who destroys everything takes care of us. We are all blessed by the Supreme Being. The above four lines are written by the tenth Guru in his own hand writing. And he has signed himself.

Tav Parsad Chopai

I salute the Supreme Being who is present in every living being. He is the beginning of all the creation. He has made his abode on the earth, the sky and the under-world. He is present in everything. He is invisible and indestructible. His light is present in the fourteen worlds. (1)

I salute the Supreme Being who is present in the elephant as well as the ant. He considers rich and poor alike. He is without duality and no one knows him. He cannot be separated from other beings. He is the knower of all the human hearts. (2)

I bow before that Supreme Being and salute him, he is unknown, who is imperishable and who has no particular attire. He is totally detached and he has no form and no sign. He is not any different from Brahmins, Khatri, Vaish and Shudra. He has no caste. He is the creator of this universe. He is without any duality and falsehood. (3)

I salute that Supreme Being who has no sign, no caste and no family, who has no enemy, friend, mother or father. He is detached from everyone who resides in the earth, heaven and the under-world. (4)

I pray before that Supreme Being whose form is magnanimous who has divine speech. Goddess Bhawani sits at his feet. His end couldn’t be gauged by Brahma and Vishnu even Vishnu hails him as endless. (5)

I salute that Supreme Being who created million of Indras who created many Brahmas and Shivas and then destroyed them. He has his abode in the fourteen worlds and when he feels like he merges the whole world into his self. (6)

I salute that Supreme Being who created endless demons, gods, shesnaag, gandharvas and Yaksh and also created the men of high character whose story is being narrated in three ‘Kaals’ past, present and future. He is the knower of all the secrets of very living being. (7)

I salute that Supreme Being who has no mother, no father and who has no caste, no family and who is not in single colour but has several colours. He is present in every living being on this earth and he is also present in the moon and the sun. We have recognized him in various forms. (8)

I salute that Supreme Being who is without death. Who cannot be known and who is everywhere and invisible and without illusion. Who has no caste, no family and no sign. He is a god without a body, who is indestructible and without any illusion and who is above every kind of agitation. (9)

I salute that Supreme Being who destroys all the living beings and who is the creator of all. He eradicates all the shortcomings and cures the diseases. If any person has worshipped such a being then that person has never fallen into the trap of death. (10)

Tav Parsad
Kabit

Oh Supreme Being! Your mystic acts are numerous. No one can fathom them because you are very conscious and you spread the message of consciousness. Somewhere you are careless and somewhere you care too much. Somewhere you are a mendicant and visit every house for alms and somewhere you are great benefactor who disposes off great wealth. Somewhere you are giving the Kings an endless bounty and somewhere you are taking away their kingdoms. Somewhere you follow the path of Vedas and somewhere you just oppose them. Somewhere you are without the three qualities and somewhere you are with the true qualities. (11)

Oh Supreme Being! Yaksh, Gandharv, snake and Vidyadhar and somewhere you are a kinnar, ghost and a spirit. Somewhere you become a Hindu and chant the gayatari mantra and somewhere you become a Muslim and you chant loudly. Somewhere you are the scholar of Kokshastra and somewhere you are the poet and you chant the Purans. Somewhere you become a Habiz and Chant the Quran. Somewhere you follow the tradition of Vedas and somewhere you just oppose them. Somewhere you are without the three qualities and somewhere you are with the qualities. (12)

Somewhere you are in the royal court of gods and somewhere you are teaching the demons to have pride. Somewhere you are bestowing the kingdom of paradise to lord Indra and somewhere you are taking this kingdom away from lord Indra. Somewhere you are thoughtful and somewhere you are thoughtless. Somewhere you love your own woman and somewhere you are involved with the other woman. Somewhere you are following the tradition of Vedas and somewhere you are just opposing it. Somewhere you are with all the three qualities and somewhere you are just without them. (13)


Bhagwati Ustaat

Tav Parsad
Dhirag Tribangi Chhand

The power of Supreme Being is always known to punish the evil persons, to destroy the demons. This has been his nature since eternity. That power kills the chachhar demon. It destroys the sinners and finishes the hell. Its speed is immense. Its light is beautiful and indestructible. No one can punish him. Oh killer of Mahakhasur demon! You with your knotted hair on the head! You are the crowning glory of this earth! I hail you! (211)

You are the destroyer of demons, you are the killer of trouble makers. Oh extremely beautiful Bhagwati! You are the killer of Chhand demon, you are the killer of Mund demon, you are the killer of Dhumar Lochan, you are the killer of Mahakhasur. You are the killer of demons and you save the souls from the hell. You are the benefactor of sinners and you are present everywhere. Oh killer of Mahakhasur demon! You with the knotted hair on your head! I hail thee! (212)

Oh Supreme Being! The drum in your hand is shaking like the roaring lion. The muscles of your arms shake with your valour. The Lankuda is dancing in front of your carriage. He is the destroyer of the army. Your hands are wearing eight types of armaments. They look like ornaments on your body. The white snakes around your neck are hissing. Oh killer of the Mahakhasur demon! You with the knotted hair on your head! I hail thee. (213)

Oh destroyer of Chand demon in the battlefield! Oh destroyer of Mund demon! Oh lightening! Everywhere the flags of your victory are furling. The serpents in your neck are hissing. Oh conqueror of great warriors!. You rain arrows, you destroy the wicked. Oh killer of Mahakhasur demon! I hail thee! You are present in earth, under-world and the sky. (214)

Oh eternal power! Your laughter shines like the lighting. You are beautiful. Your speed is fast. You are the destroyer of Rakhtasur, Rakhtbeej demon. You fight with great enthusiasm. You move fearlessly. Your nature is religious. You drink the blood of the enemy. You spit fire form your mouth. You conquer yoga and you wear the sword. Oh killer of Mahakhasur demon! Oh killer of sinners! I hail thee! (215)

That eternal power is the redeemer of sinners! It destroys the tormentors. It is helpful to the world. It bestows blessings to all. The snakes around her neck make a hissing sound. Her lion roars. She is the user of weapons. She is carrying weapons in her eight hands. She is wearing armour on her body. She fulfils all her commitments. Her light is immeasurable. Oh killer of Mahakhasur demon! I hail thee! Your glory is everywhere. (216)

Oh eternal power! You shine your sword in the battle. You are the conquerer of Chichhur demon. You are the destroyer of Dhumarlochan demon. You are the destroyer of great pride. You have beautiful white teeth. You merge yourself with Jog. You are the killer of the wicked persons. Your tale is very deep. Oh goddess with eight arms! You are the destroyer of the all evil. Your light is more cool, clear than the moon. Your light is superior than the sun. Oh destroyer of Mahakhasur demon! You are the form of religion! I hail thee! (217)

Oh glorious, religious power! The anklets in your feet tinkle. The weapons in your hands shine. The snakes around your neck hiss. Your laughter is tinkling. You are present in all the living beings of the world. You move around like a wheel and destroy the wicked. You wear your armour on the body and ride on a lion. You are endless, fathomless and the eternal power of the Supreme Being. You killer of Mahakhasur demon! I hail thee! (218)

Oh eternal power! All the gods and munis salute you. You are the destroyer of evil. You are the destroyer of death. You reside in Assam! Oh destroyer of the sinners! You are the savior of the hells. Your tale is eternal. Oh Supreme Being! Your loin cloth is beautiful. You ride a lion. You go beneath the under world. Your power is present in air, under world, sky and fire. I hail thee! (219)

Oh eternal power! You are the redeemer of the suffering world. Your nature is furious and your glory is great. You are the destroyer of all evil. You are the conqueror of fire. You are indestructible since the beginning. You bestow purity. You are destroyer of all logic. You fulfill the desires of all those who recite your name. You are wielder of all weapons in the battle, You are endless and fearless. I hail thee! (220)

Your eyes are bright. Your strands of hair move like the fast running mare. You are carrying an axe in your hands to destroy the enemy. You are the destroyer of all hells and you redeem the sinners. Your arms are long. Your glory is like the lightning. Your waist is as slim as the waist of lion. You create terror since the beginning of the time. You are known to be extremely furious. You have broken Rakhtbeej into many pieces. You have slayed Sumbh and Nisumbh demons! I hail thee! (221)

Oh eternal power! Your eyes are as beautiful as lotus flower. You take away the despair and anxieties from ourselves. Your body is covered with an armour. Your laughter is like the lightning. Your nostrils are like those of the parrot. Your dress is beautiful. You perish the wicked. Your body is beautiful like the lightning. You recite Vedas. Your gait is fast. You are the destroyer of demons. You are the destroyer of Mahakhasur. I hail the! Your devotees call you endless and they recite your name in their hearts. (222)

Oh goddess Bhagwati! A bell is tied to your waist that tinkles. The tinkling of the bell destroys the fear and illusion. Its puts the kokilan to shame. All the sins run away. There is comfort everywhere. You are the destroyer of the army of the enemy. They can do nothing against you. So they are jealous of you. You don’t leave the battlefield in a cowardly manner. But you fight furiously. Oh killer of the Mahakhasur demons! I hail thee! (223)

Oh eternal goddess! You are the wearer of sword. You oppose the enemy. You are unstoppable in your fury and you have a terrifying form. You are the destroyer of Dhumarlochan demon. You eat people on dooms day. You are the destroyer of the world. Your form is divine. You are goddess Jaalpeshawri. You are the destroyer of the enemy. Oh killer of Mahakhasur demon! You eternal goddess! I hail thee! (224)

Your glory is powerful. You carry arrows with you. You are fearless and indestructible. You are bodiless since time immemorial. Its speed is fathomless. That power has destroyed Birral demon and Chichher demon. Your fury is great. This is her nature since time immemorial. She is the preserver of gods and mankind. She redeems the sinners. She is the destroyer of evil. You are the killer of Mahakhasur demon. I hail thee! (225)

Oh goddess! your glory shines like the lightning. You are of Supreme valour. Oh goddess Shakti! You are the destroyer of demons in the battlefield. You shower arrows on the enemy. You put fear into the hearts of your enemy. You are present in the under-worlds. You are the wielders of eight kinds of weapons. You fulfill your commitments. You are the refuge of saints. Oh destroyer of Mahakhasur demon! I hail thee (226)

Oh goddess Shakti! You are the destroyer of all evil. You take care of the devotees. You appear yourself before your devotees. You are the one with sharp arrows. You are the wearer of armour and bow. You are the destroyer of the wicked. You smother the enemy. You redeem the suffering of others. You are the destroyer of the pride of the arrogant. Your order is immeasurable. You are the one to praise the saints. You are the beginning and end of this world. You appear before the devotees! You are the destroyer of Mahakhasur demon. Oh goddess! I hail thee! (227)

Oh Supreme Being! You are the executor of all reasons. You destroy the pride of arrogant people. You conquer the sun and the moon. Your knowledge is sharp. The eight hands are carrying eight different kinds of weapons. Those weapons shine like the lightning. You are like this since time immemorial. The drum in your hand is beating. Your lion is roaring. The muscle on your arms are itching. Your movements are precise. Oh destroyer of Mahakhasur demon! I hail thee! You are the beginning of everything. (228)

Oh goddess Shakti! You are the killer of Chichur demon. You save them from hell. You redeem the sinners. You are a mighty warrior. You are the destroyer of sins. You are the killer of the wicked. You conquer the unconquerable warriors. You kill the death. Your face glows like the moon. You redeem the sinners from falling into hell. You are the killer of Mund demon. You are the destroyer of Mahakharur demon, Dhumarlochan demon. You are the beginning of all living beings. I hail thee! (229)

Oh eternal Shakti! You are the killer of Rakhtbeej demon. You are the slayer of Chand demon. You are the destroyer of all the demons. You are the killer of Biral demon. You rain arrows on the enemy in the battlefield. You destroy the wicked. You are furious and you are the flag bearer of religion. You are the destroyer of Dhumarlochan demons. You drink the enemies’ blood. Oh destroyer of Nisumb demon and Mahakhasur demon. You are endless! I hail thee! (230)


The book of Bachitaar Natak

 

Tav Parsad

The Message of the tenth guru

I salute to the sword from the bottom of my heart. Oh Supreme Being! You help me in completing this granth. (1)

Chapter one
In praise of Kaal

Oh sword of Durga! You are capable of breaking the enemy into pieces. You destroy the armies of fools. You are the one to destroy the battle. You are very gallant, your arms are indestructible. Your light is glorious like the sun. You give comfort to your devotees. You destroy the evil. You annihilate the sins. I have taken refuge under such a powerful sword. Oh creator of this world! I hail thee! You look after me in every way. Oh sword! I hail thee. (2)

Bhujang Paryaat Chhand

The Supreme Being is one. He is without birth. He is the greatest god and he is the king of kings. He is without a body. He is eternal. He has no form. He is the creator of all power. He carries a sword in his hand. I salute such a powerful Being! (3)

That Supreme Being is without any faults. He is unique, he is neither old nor young, nor a child. Neither he is poor nor he is rich. Neither he has any form nor any sign. Neither he has any color nor is he attached to anyone. He is endless. He is without any attire. I salute such a Supreme Being. (4)

He has no form, no sign, no color, nor is he attached to anyone. He has no name and no abode. He is present in the divine light. He is without duality, he has no attire. He is formless. He is eternal. He is the highest jogi. He is the purest form. I salute such a Supreme Being! (5)

He is unconquerable. No one can know him. He has no name or any fixed abode. He is greatest yogi and he is also the greatest one to indulge in. He is unaccountable. He is without attire. He is immeasurable. He has no beginning. He is above all this and he is the purest. He is without the quarrels. (6)

He is the beginning of every thing. He himself has no beginning. He is countless and endless. He is without duality. He has no attire. He is the master of all earth and he is the greatest. He has no anger, no doubt, no betrayal and no attachment. He is without desire, without anger and without birth. He is invisible. (7)

That Supreme being is above any speech, he is pure. He is unconquerable, he is impenetrable. He is present in all the three times. He has no disease and he is without sadness. He is new forever. He is without birth. He helps everyone. He is very clever. (8)

That Supreme Being is present in three times. I salute that faultless Supreme Being who is without any disease. He is god of gods and he is the king of kings. I salute him. He is not dependant on anyone. Since the beginning of time he is the king of kings. (9)

That Supreme Being is unaccountable. He has no attire. His form is made without the five elements. He is without duality. He has no music, no color, no form and no sign. He is the god of gods and he is the highest yogi. He has the highest desires and he is indulgent. (10)

That Supreme Being is the form of Rajo, Tamo and Sato qualities. Somewhere he is in the form of a man or a woman. Somewhere he is in the form of gods, goddesses and demons. Somewhere he wears lot of forms and somewhere he is without form. (11)

Somewhere he is blossoming like the flowers. Somewhere he is hiding in the flower like beetle. Somewhere he is moving very fast like the wind. He is beyond description. How can I explain it? (12)

Somewhere the trumpet is blowing. Somewhere he is a hunter. Somewhere he is seducing like a deer. Somewhere he is the form of Rati, the goddess of love. (13)

That Supreme Being has no form or sign. He has no fixed abode and in which attire he moves? What is his name? What does he call himself? How can I say something because he is out of narrative. (14)

That Supreme Being has no father, no mother and no brother. He has no son or grandson. He has no servant to play with. He does not love anyone and he has no home. He has no army and he has no companion. He is the king of kings. (15)

That Supreme Being is great, he is ancient and pure and he is beyond all this. He has no self, he is unconquerable. He is impenetrable. He is the purest religion and he is the master of all. (16)

That Supreme Being is without any stigma. He is unaccountable and he has no particular disguise. He is endless. He is unaccountable. He has no form and he has no enemity with anyone. He is the only light. He is the biggest mantra of all. He is the death of death. (17)

That Supreme Being holds a bow and arrow in his hand. In his right hand he holds a sword. He has Supreme light which is spreading everywhere. He has strong jaws. He has chewed thousands of living beings with it. (18)

The beating of drums indicate the dooms day. He is wearing a chequered canopy on his head. He is laughing loudly. Weapons are shining in his hands. The conch is blowing like the death knell. (19)

Rasawal Chhand

The sound of the Supreme Being is like the ringing bells, which puts the clouds to shame. The word sounds like the foaming sea. (20)

In the feet of the Supreme Being the anklets are jingling. They are making a lot of noise. The jingling sound is putting all the quarrels to sleep. (21)

The Supreme Being is wearing a garland of skulls which is making lord Shiva jealous. The beautiful form is looking splendid and pure. (22)

The sound of Supreme Being is making the gods of death tremble. The blood is flowing around his neck which is making him even more irresistible. (23)

Bhujang Paryaat Chhand

The Supreme Being has created this whole universe through setuj, Jeraj, utbhuj. The andaj created the universe into various sections. He created the directions, the land and the sky. He is the creator of four Vedas, Quran and Puran. (24)

The Supreme Being has created day night and he also created the sun and the moon. He is the creator of all gods, demons and many great warriors. He has written the Destiny of every being on his forehead. He has enslaved death. (25)

That Supreme Being has destroyed many and created many. He then destroyed them and created them again. Again destroyed them and created them. No one has been able to fathom this creation of the Supreme Being. Many have been through and many will go through this. (26)

The Supreme Being has created millions of Krishna and Rama. Many Muhamads were created. They all lived their lives and passed away. (27)

All the religious leaders like Alliye and Ambia, they were destroyed by death. No one could conquer death. All such religious leaders were finished in the jaws of death. (28)

All the Indras and Moons were destroyed by death. But none of them could destroy death. All the Aolias and Ambias who were born were destroyed by death. (29)

All the great kings with great splendor were put behind the bars by death. Only the ones who recited the name of Supreme Being were saved by him. All the millions died who did not take his refuge. (30)


The book of Bachitaar Natak
 

Chapter Two The description of the family Of Sodhi clan



Oh Supreme Being! Your glory is unparalleled. No one can fathom it. Oh Supreme Being! You are god of gods and you are King of Kings. You are kind to the poor. (1)

Oh Supreme Being! If you wish then a dumb person can recite six Shastras. A limbless person can climb a mountain, a blind can see and a deaf can hear. (2)

Oh Supreme Being! I am powerless to say anything about you. I cannot sing your glory so you can narrate your own story. (3)

I am your servant, how can I praise your glory? The way a son does not know about the birth of his father, how can he know its secret? (4)

Only you can praise your own self. Not anybody else can talk about you. Oh Supreme Being! Only you are aware of yourself. Nobody else has the power to praise you. (5)

You have created the one thousand headed snake with two thousand tongues in it. He goes on reciting your several names even then he is unable to fathom you. (6)

How can one assess your achievements? No one can gauge the speed of your knowledge. Your unique self cannot be explained. So I will only talk about concrete from. (7)

Oh Supreme Being! It is only when I talk about my devotion that I’ll be able to tell this tale. Now I’ll narrate my story regarding the origin of Sodhi clan. (8)

With full devotion from the bottom of my heart I’ll narrate this story. Later on I’ll elaborate on it. (9)

When the whole universe was created by the Supreme Being he then created the whole creation out of his own being, a being of Kalsen Vishnu was created as the first King who was very brave and handsome. (10)

The King Kalket Brahma was formed then King Kuurbaras Shivaji was born. Then the Fourth King Kaaldhuj Prajapati was created who created the universe. (11)

That Supreme Being has thousand eyes. He has thousand feet and sleeps on Sheshnag. The whole world calls him ‘Sheikhsai meaning the master of Sheshnag. (12)’

That Supreme Being took out some wax from his ear and two demons by the name of Madhu and Ketab were born. He took out wax from the other ear and created the universe. (13)

Those demons were killed by the Supreme Being. Their fat sunk into the sea. That fat kept floating on the sea-water. That fat gradually became earth for which earth is known as ‘Medha’ or ‘Medhani’ also. (14)

The one who performs good deeds is known as the god and the one who performs bad deeds is known as the demon. (15)

The tales are many. How many can I marrate? I fear the book may not be able to contain it. Many more Kings were born to those Kings who created Datch Prajapati. (16)

In the house of Datch Prajapati ten thousand girls were born. They were very beautiful. What a strange irony of that time that King Prajapati was able to marry off his daughters to the Kings. (17)

Kashyup Rishi married Banta, Kadroo, Diti and Aditi. Kadroo created the snake, Banta created garud, Aditi created all the gods and Diti created the demons and Rishis. (18)

Aditi gave birth to sun, from which the dynasty of sun began. If I were to take the names of all those kings who belonged to this dynasty then the size of this book will increase. (19)

In that dynasty of the sun one King Raghu was born, from which the Raghu dynasty began. Ajay King was born to him who was a great warrior. Then King Dashrath was born to Aaj King. (20)

When King Aaj gave up Kingdom to embrace Yog then he made his son Dashrath the King. Dashrath was a great warrior and an adept archer. He married three women. (21)

From the first queen Kaushiliya, Ram was born. From second queen Keikye, Bhart was born. And the third queen Sumitra gave birth to Lakshman and Shatrugan. All these brothers ruled on earth for a long time. After that they passed away. (22)

Then Sita gave birth to Luv and Kush. They also became kings. They married the princesses of Punjab. They performed great Yagans in their time. (23)

On the land of Punjab they established two cities. One is Kasoor and the other is Lahore. These were both beautiful cities. They put Lanka and Indrapur to shame. (24)

Luv and Kush ruled for many years, after that they passed away. Their grand children and great-grand children ruled in the world. (25)

How can I explain their news? I cannot take all the names. Countless Kings were born in the four Yugs. (26)

Oh Supreme Being! If I take the power of your blessing then maybe I can recite the name of those Kings. Kush made Kalket the new King and Luv made kaalrai his new King and many sons were born to them. (27)

Kaalket was a very brave warrior, who threw Kaalrai from the throne of Lahore. He ran and hid himself in Sanodh country. Then he married the daughter of that King. (28)

A son was born from that princess who was named Sodhi Rai. Thus began the clan of Sodhi, who was the creation of Supreme Being. (29)

All the Sons and the grand sons who were born to Sodhi Rai called themselves Sodhis. They became very famous in the world and the worldly wealth started increasing in their house. (30)

During their rule they conquered many kingdoms. They preached religion everywhere and became famous. (31)

After their victories on other kingdoms they always performed Rajsui Yagna. They also performed Ashewmedh yagan and cleansed the sins of their clan. (32)

The quarrel increased in their family. No wise person could solve their problem. Many handsome and great warriors prepared for the battle. (33)

Earth and the wealth are the only two reasons which give rise to the enemity. The whole world wants to possess them. This quarrel has been started due to possession and pride. Desire and anger has overtaken the world. (34)

The wealth should be praised, because the whole world is a slave of it. They only bow to those who are wealthy. (35)

There is no record of the mortality which has created enemity, pride and quarrels. The world is ruled by greed since the beginning. And the desire to possess the wealth enslaves the whole world. (36)


The book of Bachitaar Natak
 

Chapter-Three The description of the battle of Luv and Kush

Bhujang Paryaat Chhand

The Supreme Being has created many opponents and enemies. No one has been bale to reform them. No great warrior has been able to keep himself away from desire, anger and attachment. (1)

The enemity between the two clans increased which anyone else was unable to stop. They got themselves ready for the battle. In the battlefield the warriors called each other names. They were killing each other with swords and arrows. The ghosts were dancing and the drums were beating and they were drinking the blood of soldiers. (2)

Somewhere lord Shiva was making a garland of human skulls. Somewhere the witches were beating the drums and the ghosts were shrieking. The kites, the vultures and the crows were descending everywhere. Somewhere the corpses of dead bodies were lying here and there. (3)

Lot of massacre took place and the bodies were lying mutilated there. Somewhere the warriors were twirling their moustaches. Somewhere the skulls, the helmets and the bows were lying scattered. Somewhere the swords were lying broken. (4)

Somewhere the vultures were shrieking and somewhere the spirits were belching. Somewhere Bhairon and Bhairwi were shrieking. Somewhere the ghosts were limping around. Somewhere the ghosts were eating flesh and laughing. (5)

Rasawal Chhand

Valiant warriors were shouting in the battlefield. Their noise was putting thundering clouds to shame. The warriors had put down their flags in the battlefield. They were fighting a fierce battle. (6)

The soldiers were fighting a fierce battle with daggers and swords. The great warriors were making the earth shake. (7)

The warriors were busy fighting with soldiers. Their weapons were sparkling. It was a great slaughter by the swords and daggers. (8)

Bhujang Paryaat Chhand

The weapons made in the cities of Halab and Janab were bring used. Somewhere the daggers and the spears were being used. Somewhere they were using the spears. (9)

The soldiers were in a desperate mood. They had no doubt about their deaths. They were fighting a battle with all the weapons. They were cutting down the bodies of the enemy. (10)

No one cared for anyone. All the soldiers were shouting, ‘kill them’, ‘kill them’. They were pushing each other here and there and they were bearing the attack of weapons on them. (11)

Thousands of fairies were flying in the heaven. And when they saw a brave soldier die in the battlefield they married him. The warriors with terrifying forms were moving here and there, and they were shouting words like ‘kill them’ kill them.’ (12)

Some soldiers were lying limbless and some were lying hairless. And some had bruises on their bodies. And some were lying mauled. (13)

The shields and the beating drums were making a great noise. It was chaos all around. The soldiers were using their weapons with great speed. And they were mauling the soldiers. (14)

Trumpets and the conches were blowing. The courageous soldiers were shouting. And they were raining arrows. And they were hitting out at each others bodies. (15)

With great anger the soldiers were advancing forward. And they did not even take four steps back. They were shouting with weapons in their hands. Their terrifying noises were putting the thundering clouds to shame. (16)

They were shouting loudly. They were fighting a fierce battle. They were not scared of death. And after their death in the battle they left for paradise. (17)

The soldiers were raining arrows at each other. The conches were blowing and they were getting dressed for the battle. (18)

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The conches and the trumpets were blowing. Great warriors were getting dressed. Clever horses were galloping. The soldiers were shouting. (19)

The sharp swords were shinning like the lighting in the cloud. The big drums were being beaten. (20)

The daggers and the swords of the soldiers were broken. They were shouting ‘kill them’, ‘kill them’. In the battlefield, there was great commotion. And the startled soldiers were falling down. (21)

The soldiers were trampling the big army. They were throwing down pieces of limbs. They were attacking with arrows. And they were shouting ‘kill them’, ‘kill them’. (22)

The battlefield had became a stream of blood. The fairies were flying in the sky. Kalka was shouting. The Joginis were shrieking. (23)

The great soldiers were dressed up and they were looking furious. They were shouting with great pride. Their noise put the clouds to shame. (24)

The soldiers were laced with steel weapons and they were shouting ‘kill them’, ‘kill them’. The soldiers had beautiful moustaches on their faces. They were fighting fearlessly. (25)

There were big shouts everywhere and the surrounded army was getting dressed. The soldiers attacked from all sides and they were shouting ‘kill them’, ‘kill them’. (26)

The bodies of the soldiers were being pierced by the spears as if Ganga was merging itself into the sea. The soldiers were using shields and the swords in the battle. (27)

The horses were neighing and the clever horses were dancing. The soldiers were fighting a fierce battle. (28)

The soldiers with sharp spears were lying down on the ground. There was chaos everywhere. The flesh eating beings were dancing. All the warriors were excited on the ground. (29)

The flesh eating animals were laughing. The groups of ghosts were dancing. The seasoned warriors were joining the battle. They were shouting ‘kill them’, ‘kill them’. (30)

In the heavens the goddess Durga was roaring who was created out of death. The ghosts were dancing and they were merged into their own selves. (31)

The warriors were fighting with hatred and many of them were dying. They had planted their flag in the battlefield and they were eager to fight. (32)

The soldiers were wearing head bands and they were carrying bows and arrows in their hands. They were shooting arrows at each other. And the bodies were falling into pieces. (33)

In the battlefield, many horses and elephants, were lying dead. And the soldiers were fighting with each other. The soldiers were fighting a fearless battle. And the soldiers on both the sides wanted to win. (34)

The warriors were shouting in the battlefield and the horses were dancing. There was great noise all around. The armies were running here and there. (35)

The warriors were behaving like the drunkards and they were furious. The herds of elephants were decked up and the soldiers were fighting a fierce battle. (36)

In the battle ground the sword were shinning like the lighting in the clouds. The enemies were attacking as if gangotri stream was rushing by. (37)

The soldiers were fighting face to face. And they all wanted to win. The soldiers were full of anger and they were excited about the battle. (38)

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The soldiers were looking terrifying after their fight. The bagpipes and the conches were blowing. New trumpets were sounding in serious sounds. And many were roaming around carrying bows and arrows in the field. (39)

In the battlefield they were using spears and daggers. Some were raining arrows. In the battlefield many warriors were lying around unconscious. The seasoned soldiers were all dressed up to fight this battle. (40)

In the battlefield steel was clanging with steel. It seemed as if the clouds were roaring on the dooms day. The arrows were lying in heaps and the bows were making a loud noise and the fierce battle was on. (41)

The seasoned soldiers were moving around in the field with naked swords and they looked very terrifying. The soldiers were full of anger and they were touching each others bodies. (42)

The soldiers were holding sharp swords in their hands and they were wielding them in great anger. Somewhere their heads were lying and somewhere their bodies were lying. The weapons were sparkling. Somewhere the soldiers were shouting and somewhere they were lying wounded. It seemed as if lord Indra and Britasur demon were fighting a battle. (43)

It was a horrible battle. Many seasoned soldiers were shouting. The soldiers were fighting face to face and the weapons were clanging. The shears were sparkling and the soldiers were drenched in blood. They seemed as if they were playing holi. (44)

Rasawal Chhand

The soldiers who were fighting with enemy. They died while fighting. Those cowards who ran away from the battlefield were feeling ashamed. (45)

The armour on the bodies of the soldiers fell apart and the shields fell away from their hands. Somewhere the iron helmets were lying in the battlefield and somewhere the whole army was slaughtered in the field. (46)

Somewhere the moustached faces of the soldiers were lying and somewhere the weapons were lying. Somewhere the naked swords were lying and somewhere their beautiful turbans were lying. (47)

Somewhere the young soldiers were twirling their moustache with pride and fighting the battle. The weapons were clanging on the shields and somewhere there was great noise. (48)

The soldiers were carrying naked swords in their hands and roaming in the battlefield. All the ghosts were dancing with happiness. The drums were beating and the conches were blowing. The soldiers were knotted together as if the two wrestlers were trying to throw each other down. (49)

All the soldiers who fought the battle were killed by death. All the soldiers were carrying daggers in the battlefield. The soldiers were facing the wrath of the smoke emanating from the weapons on the ground and thus they passed away. They were cut into several pieces. Those soldiers were the blessed ones who left for the heavens. (50)

In this way a terrifying battle was fought. The dead soldiers left for the heaven. What more news of this battle can I give you? Because I cannot sing the glory of my own clan? (51)

Bhujang Paryaat Chhand

All the grandsons and the great grandsons of Luv conquered all the battles where as the warriors of the clan of Kush were defeated. A few of the soldiers of the clan of Kush ran away and went to stay at Kashi where they read the four Vedas. For many years they stayed there. (52)


Chapter-Four Presenting the Bedis with a Kingdom


Bhujang Paryaat Chhand

Those who went to Kashi and read the Vedas there, were known as Bedis. They started doing all the good deeds of religion. And from this side of the Punjab the King of Sodhi clan sent a letter to them claiming their kinship with them and saying that they should forget about the present animosity. (1)

The messenger who had taken the message with him, he reached Kashi and he narrated the whole message to all the Bedis. On the King’s invitation they all started for Punjab. They came to Punjab and saluted the King. (2)

The King of Sodhis heard the scriptures of Vedas from them. They all sat together in the assembly. First the Bedis recited the Shayam Veda, after that they recited the Yajur Veda. Then they recited the Rig Veda and explained its meaning with hands. (3)

Rasawal Chhand

When they read out the Atharv Veda then all the sins of the King just disappeared. The King became happy on those Veda recitors and gave them his Kingdom. (4)

The King handed over the Kingdom to the Bedis and exiled himself. All the wicked sins were vanished. The King of Sodhis disguised him-self as a Rishi and gave them the Kingdom. (5)

The people tried to stop him when he was leaving for the forest but he had given up all the anxieties, his wealth and his home. The King had fallen in love with the Supreme Being. (6)

Bedi felt extremely happy on receiving the Kingdom. He gave him a boon-Oh King! When I will be born as a Nanak in Kalyug then I’ll make you the lord of the world and I’ll achieve the highest position. (7)

Luv also gave up his kingdom at Kul and went to the forest. After him the Bedis ruled very well. They indulged in all kinds of happiness on this earth. (8)

While the King of Sodhis was about to leave for the forest, he addressed the King of Bedis and said ‘O King! You heard only three Vedas and on hearing the fourth you gave us the Kingdom. In this way we will also take forms for three births and in the fourth we will make you the Guru. (9)

The King Sodhi left for the forest. And the Bedis ruled wisely and had all kinds of comforts. I cannot elaborate on this story, I fear for the length of the book. (10)


Chapter-Five The description of the Kingdom

Naraj Chhand

The feud increased in the Bedis clan. No one was able to solve their quarrel. It so happened that the Bedis had to lose their Kingdom on this earth. (1)

Due to this calamity the Brahmins started performing the tasks of Shudras and the Kashtriyas started doing the work of Vaishavs. Vaishavs became involved in doing the works of Kashtriyas and the Shudras started performing like the Brahmins. (2)

Due to the this upheaval the Bedis were left only with twenty villages, in which they started doing their farming. They spent of lot of their time like this and then came the time of the birth of Guru Nanak. (3)

In that family of Bedis on samvat 1526 Bikrami Katak on Wednesday on Puranamasi the birth of Guru Nanak took place. He blessed the Sikhs with all kinds of comforts in their hour of difficulty. (4)

Guru Nanak Dev wanted to evolve the religion of truth in this time of Kalyug. He used to give this message to everyone. All those who followed the true path of Gurus teachings were spared of the sins. (5)

All the Persons who took refuge in the religion of the Guru, their sins were absolved. They were above suffering hunger and did not fall in the cycle of rebirth. (6)

Guru Nanak made his second form into Angad and taught the religion of Sikhism in the world. In his third incarnation he called himself Amardas and lit another lamp of light. (7)

When the time of boon came then a person from the clan of Sodhi called himself Ramdas. That Guru Ramdas was anointed as the Guru by Guru Amardas as a boon of the last birth. Guru Amardas passed away after this. (8)

The Sikhs have believed Guru Angad Dev as the incarnation of Nanak. Guru Amardas was known as the incarnation of Guru Angad. Guru Amardas called himself by the name of Guru Ramdas. The gurus of the sikhs knew this mystery but the others failed to understand it. (9)

The ignorant and the foolish people considered these four Gurus as four separate beings. Only the one who loved the real form of the Supreme Being knew the true meaning of love. He is the only one who understood the true meaning of his total form. He attained salvation. No one else could get it. (10)

After completing his age Guru Ram Das gave the seat of Guru to Arjun Dev. When Guru Arjun Dev passed away he anointed ‘Guru Hargobind as the new Guru. (11)

After the passing away of Guru Hargobind, Guru Hari Rai was anointed as the new Guru.
After his passing away his son Hari Krishan sat on the seat of Guru. After him Guru Tegh Bhadur became the Guru. (12)

Guru Tegh Bhadur sacrificed himself for the sake of Hindu religion. He attained his martyrdom in Kalyug. He sacrificed himself for the sake of other saints and good people. He gave up his life for others. (13)

Satguru performed this great deed to save religion. He gave up life but did not leave the righteous path. Aurangzeb was pressurizing him to show a miracle but Satguru declined. Because he felt that to show miracles is totally against the righteous path of being. He thought these miracles as mere acts of play. He felt that those who do bad deeds and then want to hide them, only they perform them. (14)

Guru Tegh Badur gave up his life at the orders of Aurangzeb. No other Guru has made such a sacrifice. (15)

The whole world mourned his passing away. The gods in the heaven received him happily. (16)

 


Chapter-Six The Supreme Being allows Him to take birth

Now I’ll narrate my own story of life as to how I was brought into this world meditatively from where there are seven peaks of the mount Hemkunt. (1)

That place is known as the place of penance where King Pandove had meditated. On that same place I meditated for a long time. (2)

I sat there in meditation and merged my self with the Supreme Being. There was no difference between us. My parents also used to meditate. Even they practiced many Kinds of Yoga. (3)

My parents practiced so much that it made the Supreme Being happy. When that Supreme Being allowed me to be born in Kalyug then I took birth. (4)

My heart did not wish to come into this world because I was constantly devoted to the Supreme Being. Then he persuaded me and sent me in this world by saying this. (5)

Go and Become The Vigil
Of Supreme Being

When I created this universe in the beginning then I made demons. They became so involved in the valour of their arms that they just forgot about me. (6)

I destroyed those demons in a moment and made gods instead. The gods also started getting their forms worshipped and started calling themselves the Supreme Being. (7)

Shiva called himself untouchable. Vishnu established himself as the Supreme Being. Brahma also called himself the Supreme Brahma of this creation. The Supreme Being did not recognize any other false gods. (8)

Then the Supreme Being created the earth, the Dhruv, the sun the moon, the fire, the wind, pratush and Prabash. They were created to act as a witness. Even they forgot the Supreme Being and just wanted to be worshipped. There is no other master of this universe except me. (9)

Those persons who did not recognize the Supreme Being they also accepted these false gods. Many people started worshipping the sun and the moon and many started the worship of the fire and the wind. (10)

Some formed the statues and started worshipping them. Some thought that taking a dip at the holy place was a religious thing to do. Some started believing in all kinds of acts and their disbelief led them to consider death as a god. (11)

Those eight sakhis which were created as a witness also started acting as the Supreme Being. They completely forgot the purpose of their being. They got busy in getting themselves praised. (12)

When they failed to recognize Supreme Being then human beings were created. Those humans were enamoured of them selves and started worshipping the stones. (13)

Then the Supreme Being created many Sidhs. Even they failed to achieve the Supreme Being. All the wise men who were born in this world created their own separate religion. (14)

No one tried to find the Supreme Being. They all increased enimity among themselves. The way a tree dies with its leaves in the same way they all died of jealousy. No one followed the path of Supreme Being. (15)

All those who got a little power started their own religion. No one tried to understand the Supreme Being. They all got lost in their own ‘self’. (16)

The Supreme Being did not recognize anyone. They were all caught up in their own turmoils. And when Supreme Being created Rishis and Munis they also started creating their own Shastras and Simritis. (17)

All those who got fond of these Simritis, they gave up the worshipping of Supreme Being. And those who devoted themselves to the lord’s path, did not follow the path of Simrities. (18)

Brhama created the four Vedas and wanted the whole world to follow the path of Vedas. And those who devoted themselves to the Supreme Beings path, could not follow Brahma’s path. (19)

Those persons who gave up the ideology of Vedas, they found real love in the Supreme Being. Those who follow the righteous path told by them, get their sins absolved by the Supreme Being. (20)

Those who do not give up the love of Supreme Being and bear all kinds of physical suffering, they all go to heaven. There does not remain any difference between them and the Supreme Being. (21)

Those who get scared of all the obstacles that come in ones way while finding the path of Supreme Being and convert themselves to follow the path of Vedas, they all go to hell and, are born again and again. (22)

Then Supreme Being created Dutta Tre he also started his own religion. He increased his nails and wore matted hair on his head. But failed to tell how to find the Supreme Being. (23)

Then Supreme Being created Gorakh who also started his own religion and had many great kings as his followers. He got the ears pierced of all his pupils. Even he failed to find the true Supreme Being. (24)

Then the Supreme Being created Ramanand. He became a vairagi and wore a wooden beaded string around his neck. Even he did not give any thought to the devotion of Supreme Being. (25)

All the great persons created by the Supreme Being started their own school of thought. Then Supreme Being created Muhamad and made him the King of Arabian countries. (26)

Muhamad also created his own religion called Islam. He circumcised all his followers and made them recite his name. In this way no one could find the real Supreme Being. (27)

They all became involved in self-praise. No one knew the real Supreme Being. Then the Supreme Being called me while he was doing his meditation and sent me in the mortal world with these words. (28)

The Supreme Being Watch

Then Supreme Being told me that I was his son who was told to follow the saintly path. ‘Go in the world and start the religion of truth and keep the others away from their evil ways.’ (29)

 


Chapter-Seven The story of the birth of the poet

When may father Guru Tegh Bhadur prepared himself to go to the East to spread the message of religion, then he bathed at every holy place. When he reached Triveni in Sangam Paryag there he spent many days offering donations and also took bath in the those places. (1)

There in Parayagraj my mother felt me for the first time. When my parents reached Patna city, I was born there. After staying in Patna city for sometime I was brought to Anandpur. The nannies took great care of us. (2)

My parents looked after me in every way. And all kinds of knowledge was given to us. When I entered the religious world, my father had passed away in Delhi. (3)

 


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Chapter-Eight The story of the Kingdom

Now we’ll talk about our next story of our coming into the kingdom. After the death of my father I was made the next Guru according to my powers. While hunting in the forest they killed these animals bear, and stag. (1)

Then the circumstances became unbearable, and we had to leave Anandpur and go to Paonta city in Nahan state. There we stayed by the bank of river yamuna and we saw several people who were performing tricks. (2)

In that forest we hunted for lions. Many kinds of bear were killed. All of a sudden we were attacked by King Fateh Shah without any reason. (3)

Bhujang Paryaat Chhand

In this battle Sango Shan fought furiously. The fives sons of my aunt fought valorously. Jeet maal and Gulab Chand were elated to fight this battle. (4)

Mahri chhand was a very stubborn youth. Ganga Ram was the one who annihilated the whole army into several pieces. Lal chand also joined this battle whose loud shouts had killed the pride of the roaring lions. (5)

Mahi Lal joined this battle in great temper. He had killed many great warriors, Priest Daya Ram also joined the battle. He fought the battle like the great Dronacharya. (6)

Kirpal Chand joined the battle with his staff. He hit Hiyat Khan on the head with it and his flesh flew everywhere. It was as if someone had broken the vessel of butter of Krishna’s mother. (7)

In the battle Diwan Nand Chand speared Najabat Khan and then he fought the battle with his sword. While he was in the battle his sword broke down. Then he took out the dagger. Thus he was able to save the honour of Sodhi clan. (8)

Our uncle Kirpal chand felt great anger and he fought a furious battle. He borne many arrows on his body and also killed my horse riders. (9)

That great warrior killed many pathans. In this battle he killed many seasoned warriors. All those who were left, just ran away to save their lives. (10)

In this battle Sango Shah trampled many great armies. From the other side came King Gopal Chand who roared like a lion among the deers. (11)

Hari Chand Handuria also fought this battle. He rained arrows on the enemy. They pierced the body of those who were hit by them. (12)

Rasawal Chhand

King Hari fought a furious battle and killed many seasoned warrior. He shot many arrows and killed lots of our soldiers. (13)

King Hari Chand was very furious and he killed many warriors. All the dead kings were lying in the battle ground. (14)

Jeet Mal hit King Hari Chand with a spear. His heart was also pierced by the spear and he died in the battle-field. (15)

The soldier who was hit by the arrow became red with anger. He used to fall down from his horse and go to heaven. (16)

Bhujang Paryaat Chhand

The bloody pathans of Khurasun were holding daggers in their hands. Their weapons were shining and the sparkles of fire were emanating from them. The bows rattled and the arrows were raining everywhere. The soldiers were dying and the horses were also dying. (17)

The trumpets were blowing. The soldiers on both the sides were hungry for each others blood. The soldiers were attacking each other with their weapons. The spirits and the witches were shrieking. (18)

It was a terrible battle How can I describe it? Those who faced the battle lost their lives and went straight to heaven. And the ones who ran away to save their lives were cowards. (19)

Bhujang Paryaat Chhand

At last the hill king Fateh Singh ran from the battlefield on his horse back. Our soldiers did not attack him from the behind. Then Kesrichand of Jaiswal and Madhukar Shah of Dhudwal also ran away with their armies. (20)

King Gazi Chand of Chandelia fought a furious battle. And king Hari Chand also fought this battle carrying a spear in his hand. He killed Swani Dharam with his spear (21)

Najbat Khan came in the battle carrying his weapons and attacked Sango Shah. Many other soldiers also attacked Sango Shah. In the end he died in the battlefield and reached heaven. (22)

After killing Najabat Khan, Sango Shah also died. After his death there was chaos in this world and he was honoured in paradise. (23)

Bhujang Chhand

After the death of Sango Shah I picked up my bow and arrow. I aimed at one soldier. It seemed as if a snake had bitten the enemy. (24)

That soldier fell on the ground. Then I aimed another arrow which struck Bhikhan Khan’s mouth. Bhikhan Khan got wounded and ran away from the battlefield. His lonely horse was left in the battlefield. My third arrow killed the horse too. (25)

In the meantime King Hari Chand became conscious and he gathered himself and joined the battle. He showered arrows in the battlefield. Whoever got shot by them became unconscious and left for paradise. (26)

King Hari Chand was shooting two arrows at a time. He killed many warriors along with their horses. Whosoever was struck by his arrows, lost consciousness and then it pierced the body. (27)

All the soldiers followed their path of dharma. The witches were belching and the ghosts were creating great noise. All the gans of Shiva were laughing. The witches were shrieking and the kites were flying high to eat the human flesh. (28)

Harichand picked up his bow and arrow and aimed at my horse. Second arrow was aimed at me. With the grace of Supreme Being it just passed by my ear. (29)

The third arrow he aimed at my stomach. That arrows just brushed the belt and slipped away. Only the tip of that arrow touched my body and no wound was to be found on it. The Supreme Being considers me as his holy servant and He saved me. (30)

Rasawal Chhand

When the arrow of Hari Chand struck me, I became full of anger and I picked up my bow and aimed another arrow. (31)

When I aimed arrow at them then all the soldiers fled away. Then one of the soldiers got killed by my arrow. (32)

I killed Hari Chand And I trampled his soldiers. The King of Kot Lehar was killed. (33)

All the Kings got scared and fled away. I won this battle by the kind grace of the Supreme Being. (34)

All the soldiers on winning this battle returned to their camps. They hailed their victory. I gave lavish gifts to my soldiers which made them very happy. (35)

When the soldiers returned victorious to Paonta, then they were very happy. We then went back to our area of Kehloor in the city of Anandpur. (36)

Those persons who did not fight this batlle of Bhangari with us were driven out of town. And those who had fought gloriously were looked after by us. (37)

Then we spent many days like this. We helped the good persons and destroyed the evil ones. The wicked were killed mercilessly. (38)


MISSING:
The description of the battle of Nadhaun-Chapter IX (1-24)   
Khanzada’s attack on Anandpur-Chapter X (1-10)
The description of the battle of Husaaini-Chapter XI (1-69)
The description of the battle of Jujjhar Singh-Chapter XII (1-12)
The Entrance of Prince Bhadhur Shah in Punjab-Chapter XIII (1-25)
A Prayer to the Supreme Being-Chapter XIV (1-11)


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Chapter One The slaughter of the Madhu Ketab demons

 

That Supreme Being is the Central truth of every being. No one can fathom him. He is beyond explanation and he is endless. He is deathless. He has no attire Nothing can be written about him and he is indestructible. With his own divine power, he has created four vedas And he lives in three world with Rajas, Tamas and Satav qualities. Those three worlds are the heaven, the under world and the mortal world. He made day and night and in order to illuminate them he made two lamps called the sun and the moon. He has formed the whole creation with five elements. That Supreme Being creates enemity in the hearts of gods and demons and makes them go to war. And he himself sits on to his seat and watches the whole play. (1)

Oh benign Supreme Being! If you bestow your blessing on me then I should be able to tell the tale of Chandika Durga (2)

Your light illuminates the whole world. You are spirited. Your acrimonious power can destroy the giants, and can create many new worlds. (3)

Oh Supreme Being! You are the one to bless the mortals. You are the destroyer of giants and your form is wrathful. You are the Vishnu, creator of this world and you are the form of Lakshmi. He is Shiva the destroyer of this world and he is the Shakti of Parvati. He is omnipresent. You are the one to recite the poem of Tamas, Rajas and Satav in every heart. Oh Supreme Being! You can transform iron into gold and you can merge your self into the statue of Paras. (4)

It pleases everyone and it erases all fears and it is called fury meaning Durga. Oh supreme Being! Bless me with fine intellect so that I can relate the miraculous feats performed by the fury. (5)

Oh Supreme Being! If I have your permission then may I write this book and I will include the suitable verses from everywhere I think it is a great work of art which I want to write in a poem. (6)

Getting fed up of the daily chores of family life king Surath left the house and started living in a forest. The name of that king was Surath. He disguised himself in the garb of saints and got into meditation. He wanted to know about the goddess Chandika who had been destroying the demons with her fury. How was that divine power created which has always saved the gods? The Surath Rishi wanted to know from the other Rishis. So he implored the others to tell him the tale. (7)

Totak Chhand
Munnisharo Watch

When the saints heard this question of Surath Rishi they started telling him about the place where Vishnu used to lie down on his mat and sleep. That place around him was full of terrifying waters. From Vishnu’s navel only one lotus flower was born. From that lotus flower Brahma was borm. And then from the earwax of Vishnu’s ears, two demonds appeared. (8)

Those two demons were named Madhu and Ketab. Their bodies had grown extremely big. When Brahma saw these powerful demons, he got scared Brahma remembered the Shakti Ma Durga in his heart. (9)

When Brahma remembered the Shakti, then Vishnu woke up from his meditative sleep. He gathered all the weapons to fight with the demons. He wanted to think of such an option that would kill the demons and increase the state of gods. (10)

To save the other gods Vishnu declared war on them but those demons were so brave that they couldn’t be killed. Five thousand years went by fighting. Nobody gave up. The demons were happy on seeing god Vishnu fighting the battle. They told Vishnu that they were happy to see this battle. They told Vishnu to ask for a boon. Then Vishnu told them that he wanted both their heads. The demons did not like it. They said that they should be killed at a place where there is no water. Vishnu kept their heads on his thighs and killed them with Sudarshan Chakra. Vishnu got their souls merged into his own soul. (11)

After killing the demons Madhu and Ketab, Vishnu established the rule of gods. Vishnu gave the empire to gods and left himself for paradise. (12)

 


MISSING: 

The Slaughter of the Mahakhasur demon-Chapter II (13-52)
The Slaughter of the Dhumar Nair demon-Chapter III (53-100)
The Slaughter of the Chand and Mund demons-Chapter IV (101-116)

The Slaughter of Nisumbh demon-Chapter VI (173-202)


Chandi Charitar Ukat Bilas
 

Chapter Five The Slaughter of The Raktbeej demon

Durga had wounded millions of demons who went up to Sumbh demon and related their woeful story. They admitted that all valourons soldiers who couldn’t be killed by anyone, she had managed to kill them. (117)

King Sumbh spoke from his heart, “I’ll die at that place, but I won’t leave, her alive”. “He got this reply. ‘It’s true, it’s not a lie’. (118)

Thus spoke Chandika out of the mouth of Sumbh giant. It appeared as if the demon had invited his own death. (119)

Then Sumbh and Nisumbh demons both gave the matter a great thought. They called all their army and picked out the choicest soldiers. (120)

All the council of ministers reached the same conclusion that they should send Rakhtbeej for this task. He will send Chandika rolling down the mountain and kill her. That in why only Rakhtbeej should be summoned. (121)

King Sumbh sent a messenger to call for Rakhtbeej from his house. This warrior has won over lord Indra and his arms are very strong. (122)

The messenger sent by king Sumbh reached Rakhtbeej and he requested Rakhtbeej to reach the king Sumbh’s assembly immediately. (123)

Rakhtbeej reached king Sumbh’s assembly and saluted him. Sumbh honored Rakhtbeej in the assembly of demons and asked him do a great task for him (124)

Sumbh and Nisumbh took Rakhtbeej to their home and honored him. The king offered Rakhtbeej many gifts, elephants and horses. He was made happy like this and then they told him about their intention. Rakhtbeej took hold of the betel leaf from the king and told him that he would go just now and decimate Durga. When Rakhtbeej made such a declaration in the full assembly, then the king Sumbh gave him the title of ‘Megh Aadambar’ for his courage. (125)

Sumbh and Nisumbh directed Rakhtbeej to take a lot of army with him and then attack Durga. ‘Go and destroy that Sumer mountain where Durga abides. Go and destroy Chandika with your valour’. When Rakhtbeej heard all this with his ears it made him very angry and he mounted his elephant and got ready to fight Durga. It seemed as if Yamraj himself had appeared in the form of on elephant in order to take the demon into the battlefield and kill him. (126)

Rakhtbeej blew the conch and left for the battle. With him he took an army of elephant, horses and chariots. Those demons were very powerful. They had the power to trample Sumer Mountain under their feet. The beautiful body parts of the soldiers were showing. They were wearing armour on their bodies, and around their waist they were carrying packs of arrows. The soldiers of Rakhtbeej were fully dressed with bows and arrows and other weapons also. Rakhtbeej was advancing in the battlefield with such a great army who was well equipped with every weapon. (127)

Rakhtbeej’s army was well prepared and as soon as they reached Sumer Mountain, they camped there. From the other side when Durga heard the noise of the demons she also started to prepare for the war (128)

Durga rode on her lion like the lightning. She held a sword in her hand to kill the demon Rakhtbeej. And she started for the battlefield. (129)

When Rakhtbeej saw Durga advancing towards the battlefield, he became very happy. He went ahead and joined the enemy’s army and entered the battle in great fury. His army attacked like a cloud. The beauty of this scene prompted the poet to make this comment, ‘The arrows were being shot like the rain falling from the clouds’. (130)

The arrows shot from the enemy’s bow pierced their heart and went through. Those arrows pierced their bodies and then the armour and then they were hanging on the enemy’s head like Dadhira bird. Durga’s body had become wounded by bearing such an on slaught. Blood was flowing from those wounds like a stream. Those arrows seemed like the snakes coming out of the mountains. (131)

When the army of demons was raining arrows then Durga roared like a lion. Durga carried bow and arrow, sword, staff, wheel, dagger and knife in her hands. Durga cut all the ropes and blew the umbrella off elephant. That flying umbrella seemed like the burnt balcony of palace in Lanka which was blown up by Hanuman. (132)

Durga carried a dagger in her hand and with that she broke the bones and turned the faces of the soldiers who had lined themselves up to stop the path of Durga. She destroyed those soldiers. Durga made them impotent with fury, then chewed their bones and destroyed them. She drank their blood as if Krishna had drunk fire, and August Rishi had drunk the sea. (133)

Durga held her bow in her hands and fought a fierce battle with the warriors, her act was unsurpassable. Chandika destroyed the whole army of the demons. The jackals and the vultures feasted on the flesh and blood of the demons. When the demons saw the furious face of Durga, many of them left the battlefield, as if a strong wind had blown the dry leaves of a Pipal. (134)

The furious Durga wore her dagger in her hand and killed numerous demons. Durga killed many demons with the help of her wheel, arrows and staff. And the bodies of many were torn by the lion of Durga. Durga destroyed the army of horses, soldiers on foot, soldiers on elephants and she wounded the warriors in their chariots. The elephants were lying fallen in the battlefields as if an earthquake had destroyed many big mountains. (135)

On seeing the fury of Chandika, Rakhtbeej’s army ran away from the battlefield. He stopped all the demons from leaving and told them not to fear anything, as he would destroy Durga. (136)

When the demons heard the comforting, words of Rakhtbeej then they again joined the battle by holding swords in their hands. They fought a fierce battle with Durga. The bodies of the demons bore the brunt of the weapons; the blood was oozing out of them and was flowing on earth as if a stream was flowing from the mountain. It seemed as if the forest was on fire and the plants crackled.

On hearing the commanding voice of Rakhtbeej all the demons came forward to fight Durga. The demon warriors picked up their swords, shields, spears etc and fought the battle. Now they fought courageously and they did not go back. Those demons surrounded Chandika from both the sides. As if the sun was covered by the clouds. (138)

In great fury Durga picked up her bow and arrow. Durga shone like the lightning over the cloud-like army of the demons and she destroyed the demons. Durga rained arrows on her enemy and killed them. The poet has praised the beauty of this act in the following words: ‘as if the rays of the sun penetrate everything in the same way the arrows of Durga penetrated the bodies of the demons’. (139)


Chandi Charitar Ukat Bilas
 

Chapter Seven The Slaughter of Sumbh demon

When Durga had killed Nisumbh in the battlefield, then one of the demons went to inform Sumbh demon on a horseback. (203)

The demon who had come from the battle-field gave all the news to king Sumbh. When the goddess had killed his brother, after that all the demons ran away from the battlefield. (204)

On hearing the news of his brother Nisumbh’s death at the hands of goddess Durga he couldn’t control his anger. He got his army of elephants, horses and great warriors, together and joined the battle. On reaching the battlefield he saw dead bodies of demons and blood everywhere. It surprised him. It seemed as if the river Sarswati was full of blood and it was going to merge into the sea. (205)

Glorious Durga, lion of goddess, Kalka and her power of goddesses had fought a fierce battle. Sumbh knew in his heart that they had destroyed all their army. He was greatly agitated at this thought. When he saw the beheaded head of his brother’s body he was shaken to the roots. He couldn’t move forward Sumbh got shocked and couldn’t move. This condition was like a limping tiger who couldn’t walk. (206)

When Sumbh became conscious, he gave orders to his army to attack. On hearing his commanding orders all the demons left for the battlefield. They rode on elephants, horses and chariots. They were countless. These big looking demons went to the battlefield and surrounded Durga from all sides. It seemed as if black clouds had covered the sun.

When Durga saw all the demons surrounding her in the battlefield she gestured towards Kalka laughingly as if to say that now we should kill them also. (208)

On the beckoning of Durga, Kali killed many demons. She chewed many of them and threw them away. Kalka pierced many of the elephants and horses with her nails. Many demons ran away from the battlefield, nobody was conscious of his body. There was chaos everywhere and they all got killed by falling on to each other. Seeing so many demons dying in the battlefield made lord Indra extremely happy. He called all the gods and started praising the glory of the goddess. (209)

This furious scene of the battlefield made king Sumbh angry. He told all the demons how Kali had managed to kill everyone. Sumbh took great courage and held a sword and shield in his hands. He exclaimed, ‘kill them’ ‘kill them’ and joined the battle. Many demons joined the battle on seeing Sumbh. The demons attacked as if the swarm of locusts had grown wings and wanted to cover the sun. (210)

On seeing the army of demons coming towards the battlefield Durga turned her lion quickly. In the battlefield the lion was moving as quickly as skyrocket or a whirlwind or the umbrella held on the grooms head. He was moving like a whirlpool. There in no other simile to behold the beauty of this lion except that it seemed as if the lion had two faces. (211)

Endless demons fought this battle with Durga. Kali killed the enemy, the demons at an alarming rate. The battle went on for four hundred kilometers. The poet has driven this sketch like this, ‘In a moment all the great warriors were lying on the ground as the leaves fall from the trees in autumn’. (212)

When Durga had killed the four types of army of the demons, then Sumbh himself came to fight the battle with Durga. When Sumbh joined the battle, Chaos prevailed everywhere on earth. Shiva’s meditation broke and he ran away leaving his seat. The serpent lying in the neck of Shiva got withered away. It seemed as if Shiva was wearing a mere thread of skulls and bones. (213)

Sumbh taunted Durga to fight a battle alone with him. He knew that she had taken the help of other gods and their powers. That is how she was able to kill all his commanding officers. When Durga heard this declaration all the other powers including Kali all merged into her. It seemed as if in the rainy season, the waters had merged into the river. (214)

Durga carried her dagger in her hand and, thrust it in the body of Sumbh. Durga’s dagger sank into his body. The blood erupted everywhere. On seeing this fierce battle between Durga and Sumbh the poet has thought of this new idea. ‘The bodies were piling everywhere it seemed as if it was a staircase to heaven’. (215)

Durga fought a battle with the army of Sumbh. The jackals and vultures were the labourers; there was slime of blood, in which Shiva was dancing like a mason. The heaps of corpses were lined up like a wall, the white fat looked like the paint on the wall. It did not look like the battlefield. It seemed as it Vishkarma had painted a picture. (216)

In the battlefield it was a combat between Durga and Sumbh. Both their bodies had lots of wounds on them. All his strength was drained out. The arms of the Sumbh started shaking. The poet has described this scene like this: ‘These lifeless arms seemed like the two snakes with five mouths which were hanging with the strength of garuda mantra’. (217)

Durga fought a fierce battle in the battlefield. Durga challenged Sumbh with her sword. The weapons were clanging and the sparks were flying. The sparkling of the swords seemed as if glowworms were shinning in the night of August. (218)

The blood was shedding from the wounds of Sumbh for which he seemed to lose his strength. He seemed very weak. The glow on the face of king Sumbh, and his strength were lessening like the light of the moon faints after the full moon. Chandi picked up Sumbh in her hands. The poet has described this scene in these words: ‘It was as if to save his cattle heads Krishna had picked up the govardhan mountain’. (219)

Sumbh fell on the earth from Durga’s hands and from there he flew to the sky. To kill Sumbh goddess Durga followed him to the sky. (220)

Durga fought a fierce battle with Sumbh in the galaxy. The battle was watched by Sun, Moon, Stars, Lord Indra and several other gods. Durga pierced the body of Sumbh into two parts. The limbs fell on the ground as if the saw fells the wood. (221)

After killing the king Sumbh in the battlefield, Durga blew the conch. In great happiness Durga blew the trumpet of victory. (222)

In this way goddess Durga killed the king Sumbh in a moment. Then she carried weapons in her eight hands and killed the rest of the army of the demons. (223)

When Durga joined the battle with her sword in her hand then no one could stand before her. Durga killed king Sumbh and the army of demons. After the death of their king who would fight the battle? The hearts of the demons were killed with terror and they gave up the show of their strength. The demons left the battlefield as if due to greed many virtues leave you. (224)


Chandi Charitar Ukat Bilas
 

Chapter Seven The Slaughter of Sumbh demon

When Durga had killed Nisumbh in the battlefield, then one of the demons went to inform Sumbh demon on a horseback. (203)

The demon who had come from the battle-field gave all the news to king Sumbh. When the goddess had killed his brother, after that all the demons ran away from the battlefield. (204)

On hearing the news of his brother Nisumbh’s death at the hands of goddess Durga he couldn’t control his anger. He got his army of elephants, horses and great warriors, together and joined the battle. On reaching the battlefield he saw dead bodies of demons and blood everywhere. It surprised him. It seemed as if the river Sarswati was full of blood and it was going to merge into the sea. (205)

Glorious Durga, lion of goddess, Kalka and her power of goddesses had fought a fierce battle. Sumbh knew in his heart that they had destroyed all their army. He was greatly agitated at this thought. When he saw the beheaded head of his brother’s body he was shaken to the roots. He couldn’t move forward Sumbh got shocked and couldn’t move. This condition was like a limping tiger who couldn’t walk. (206)

When Sumbh became conscious, he gave orders to his army to attack. On hearing his commanding orders all the demons left for the battlefield. They rode on elephants, horses and chariots. They were countless. These big looking demons went to the battlefield and surrounded Durga from all sides. It seemed as if black clouds had covered the sun.

When Durga saw all the demons surrounding her in the battlefield she gestured towards Kalka laughingly as if to say that now we should kill them also. (208)

On the beckoning of Durga, Kali killed many demons. She chewed many of them and threw them away. Kalka pierced many of the elephants and horses with her nails. Many demons ran away from the battlefield, nobody was conscious of his body. There was chaos everywhere and they all got killed by falling on to each other. Seeing so many demons dying in the battlefield made lord Indra extremely happy. He called all the gods and started praising the glory of the goddess. (209)

This furious scene of the battlefield made king Sumbh angry. He told all the demons how Kali had managed to kill everyone. Sumbh took great courage and held a sword and shield in his hands. He exclaimed, ‘kill them’ ‘kill them’ and joined the battle. Many demons joined the battle on seeing Sumbh. The demons attacked as if the swarm of locusts had grown wings and wanted to cover the sun. (210)

On seeing the army of demons coming towards the battlefield Durga turned her lion quickly. In the battlefield the lion was moving as quickly as skyrocket or a whirlwind or the umbrella held on the grooms head. He was moving like a whirlpool. There in no other simile to behold the beauty of this lion except that it seemed as if the lion had two faces. (211)

Endless demons fought this battle with Durga. Kali killed the enemy, the demons at an alarming rate. The battle went on for four hundred kilometers. The poet has driven this sketch like this, ‘In a moment all the great warriors were lying on the ground as the leaves fall from the trees in autumn’. (212)

When Durga had killed the four types of army of the demons, then Sumbh himself came to fight the battle with Durga. When Sumbh joined the battle, Chaos prevailed everywhere on earth. Shiva’s meditation broke and he ran away leaving his seat. The serpent lying in the neck of Shiva got withered away. It seemed as if Shiva was wearing a mere thread of skulls and bones. (213)

Sumbh taunted Durga to fight a battle alone with him. He knew that she had taken the help of other gods and their powers. That is how she was able to kill all his commanding officers. When Durga heard this declaration all the other powers including Kali all merged into her. It seemed as if in the rainy season, the waters had merged into the river. (214)

Durga carried her dagger in her hand and, thrust it in the body of Sumbh. Durga’s dagger sank into his body. The blood erupted everywhere. On seeing this fierce battle between Durga and Sumbh the poet has thought of this new idea. ‘The bodies were piling everywhere it seemed as if it was a staircase to heaven’. (215)

Durga fought a battle with the army of Sumbh. The jackals and vultures were the labourers; there was slime of blood, in which Shiva was dancing like a mason. The heaps of corpses were lined up like a wall, the white fat looked like the paint on the wall. It did not look like the battlefield. It seemed as it Vishkarma had painted a picture. (216)

In the battlefield it was a combat between Durga and Sumbh. Both their bodies had lots of wounds on them. All his strength was drained out. The arms of the Sumbh started shaking. The poet has described this scene like this: ‘These lifeless arms seemed like the two snakes with five mouths which were hanging with the strength of garuda mantra’. (217)

Durga fought a fierce battle in the battlefield. Durga challenged Sumbh with her sword. The weapons were clanging and the sparks were flying. The sparkling of the swords seemed as if glowworms were shinning in the night of August. (218)

The blood was shedding from the wounds of Sumbh for which he seemed to lose his strength. He seemed very weak. The glow on the face of king Sumbh, and his strength were lessening like the light of the moon faints after the full moon. Chandi picked up Sumbh in her hands. The poet has described this scene in these words: ‘It was as if to save his cattle heads Krishna had picked up the govardhan mountain’. (219)

Sumbh fell on the earth from Durga’s hands and from there he flew to the sky. To kill Sumbh goddess Durga followed him to the sky. (220)

Durga fought a fierce battle with Sumbh in the galaxy. The battle was watched by Sun, Moon, Stars, Lord Indra and several other gods. Durga pierced the body of Sumbh into two parts. The limbs fell on the ground as if the saw fells the wood. (221)

After killing the king Sumbh in the battlefield, Durga blew the conch. In great happiness Durga blew the trumpet of victory. (222)

In this way goddess Durga killed the king Sumbh in a moment. Then she carried weapons in her eight hands and killed the rest of the army of the demons. (223)

When Durga joined the battle with her sword in her hand then no one could stand before her. Durga killed king Sumbh and the army of demons. After the death of their king who would fight the battle? The hearts of the demons were killed with terror and they gave up the show of their strength. The demons left the battlefield as if due to greed many virtues leave you. (224)


Chandi Charitar Ukat Bilas
 

Chapter Eight A celebration of the triumph of Chandika

The fear of the demons had made Lord Indra runaway from the heavens and even gods like Brahma had got scared once. On seeing their defeat in the battlefield those demons had runaway. The day hadn’t yet gotten over when Durga had finished killing the demons, which made the vultures and the jackals unhappy. Ever helpful of all the saints and devotees Durga had conquered Sumbh and Nisumbh demons. (225)

All the gods got together and took rice, Kesar and sandal in their hands and put the mark of victory on Durga’s forehead. The poet is impressed by this scene and he has commented upon it like this: ‘It seemed as if the auspicious Mangal had entered the Chandra mandal’. (226)

All the gods got together and praised the goddess Kalka. Oh mother earth Kalka! With your divine blessing you have washed away our sins. Oh mother! by killing all the demons you have blessed Indra with the kingdom of paradise. For which you have earned a lot of praise. In the whole world your divine light is spreading. All the Brahma Rishis and Raaj Rishis praise this action of yours and bless you again and again. They are reciting ‘Brahma koch’ in your praise. The praise of Durga is complete in the three worlds; it was as if the pure waters of Ganga were merging into the sea. (227)

The wives of the gods were very happy and they were all blessing the goddess Durga. They had lit up earthen lamps. The wives of the gods were making presentations of scented flowers and rice to goddess Durga. And the ladies of Yaksha were singing victory songs. By lighting incense and by blowing conches, with their heads bowed down, the wives of the gods were reciting thus, ‘Oh comfort giving goddess mother Durga! You have earned a lot of praise by killing Sumbh and Nusumbh demons’. (228)

By giving the kingdom of paradise to lord Indra goddess Durga was feeling extremely happy. Durga established Sun and Moon in the Sky and blessed them with light and then she disappeared. After that the light of Sun and Moon has increased. The poet could not stop himself from commenting. It seemed as if in the battlefield the dust evoked by the feet of the soldiers had polluted the sun, and goddess Durga had blessed him with more light. (229)

First Durga destroyed the pride of Madhu and Keetab demons. Then she has destroyed the pride of Mahakhasur demon. She is equally fast in blessing her devotees. Durga is the one to throw Dhumardrig demon on the ground. She is the one to cut the bodies of Chund and Mund demons to pieces. Goddess Durga is the one to destroy Rakhtbeej demon and then drink his blood. She is the one to destroy the powerful enemy and she is the one to fight a battle with Nisumbh in the battlefield. She is the one to kill Sumbh demon with her sword. She is the one to win over all the demons. Hail to goddess Durga! (230)

Oh holy power of Shiva! Bless me with the boon that I should never stay away from performing good deeds and when I leave for the battlefield I should fight with the enemy and not feel scared. Only then can I get the victory.
I should give chaste instructions to my heart. And I should feel grateful in performing good deeds. When it is the end of my life then I should die fighting in the battlefield. I should die fighting for the right cause. (231)

I have tried to portray a few gestures of Chandika. This whole poem is composed in heroic couplet. Every Chhand is eloquent and fluent. From the nails of the toes to the head, each description is complete. I have tried to compose this verse from a story. Whosever reads it or listens to it, in whichever emotion, Durga will definitely fulfill his desire. (232)

I have translated this book from SatSaiya to Sanskrit. There is none like this. I have written this story with a particular desire in my mind. May goddess Durga fulfill my desire.
There is no other desire in the mind of the poet except the one which is that he wants to revive the great tradition of Dharam-Yudh in the dying culture of Indians.
The escapades of goddess Durga in the heroic couplet and her battle with the demons is thought provoking so that on hearing these courageous accounts, the cowards may turn to be courageous and they should be capable of fighting the evil. (233)


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