4.12 Sugreevan Rama Sannidhiyil
[Sugreeva in Rama's Presence]
"Suppose we have to start, we will not wait"
Said Sugreeva and got in to the chariot,
Along with Lakshmana, and along with,
Hanuman, Neela, Angadha and other monkey chiefs,
And also along with the army of monkeys,
With white fans, Chowrie and other decorative items,
Similar looking like Devendra's army of devas,
The monkey chief started to see Rama with joy."
Rama who was living in a cave on a stone bench,
With a disturbed mind, wearing cloths of wooden bark,
Black in colour, with crown made of tufted hair, human in nature,
With broad eyes travelling hither and thither,
Peaceful, With Lotus like face carrying a pretty smile,
Suffering from parting of his pretty wife,
Who is a dear one served by animals and birds,
And who has controlled his senses,
Was seen from a distance by the monkey chief,
And he got down from the chariot,
Along with the valorous Lakshmana.
He saluted along with joy and devotion,
By falling at the lotus feet of Rama,
And that God Rama along with mercy,
Embraced the monkey hero and enquired,
"Are you fine, Sir", and with a feeling of unity,
Caught and made him sit and also,
Did the worship that was due to a guest,
And son of Sun God was pleased with it.
4.13 Sita Anveshana Udyogam
[Sita Search Endeavour]
Sugreeva who was ruled by great devotion
At that time informed the lover of devotion,
"Please with interest see the,
Members of monkey clan who are here,
All those whom you see are valorous monkeys,
Who are prepared to work under your feet.
They are of various clans living in various Mountains,
They are those living near various rivers, islands and Mountains,
And all of them are having bodies similar to Mountains,
Oh king, all of them can assume any form they like,
They are capable of destroying the bad valour,
Of all the very proud Rakshasas,
And since they are all born from devas,
They would now suppress the enemies of devas.
There are some here who are as strong as an elephant,
There are some who are as strong as ten elephants,
Some of them are very greatly valorous,
Please know that some of them are equal to lions,
Some of them are like stones of Mountains,
Some of them have a golden coloured body,
Some of them have blood red colour eyes,
Some of them have very long tails,
Some of them are of the colour of pure crystal,
Nobody has ability for warfare like them.
There are innumerable monkey soldiers here,
Who have complete faith in your lotus feet,
They eat roots, fruits, leaves and ripened fruits,
And they are monkeys of very good character,
And they are sure to obey your orders,
Oh god of gods, Of chief of Raghu clan.
This Jambhavan is the chief of the clan of bears,
And is the son of God who is lotus born,
He is the chief of hundred million bears,
This sharp intellect Hanuman, is,
The chief of ministers and he is greatly valorous,
He is the son of wind god who carries perfumes.
Neela, Gaja Gavaya, Gavaksha, Deerga,
Who has a long tail, Mainda, Vividha,
Kesari who is the father of Hanuman, Mahabali,
Veera, Pramadhi, Sarabha, Sushena,
Soora, Sumukha, Dadhimukha, Durmukha,
Swetha, Valeemukha, Gandamadhama,
Thara, Vrushabha, Nala, Vinatha,
My Angadha who is son of Thara,
Are some of the important kings of monkeys,
And there are many more who are not that important,
Please tell them what you need and want,
And they would get it done if you want it
After hearing these words of Sugreeva,
Rama embraced Sugreeva and with,
Lotus Eyes full of tears of joy told as follows,
"The importance of my work rests on you,
Please think and do take up the following action,
Please depute for searching Sita,
The monkey warriors in all directions."
Hearing the nectar like words of Rama,
He sent Monkey warriors to all four sides,
"Let hundred thousand monkey warriors,
Go in each direction along with commanders,
And specially to the southern direction,
Many very top people should go,
Angadha, Jambhavan, Mainda, Vividha,
Thunga, Nala, Sarabha, Sushena,
And Hanuman the son of wind God,
And as soon as they do the job,
They should all come back."
The lady with a wonderful form should be searched,
Within thirty days and they all should return back,
He who comes after thirty days,
Without seeing the Lady with eyes like lotus leaf,
Would suffer the death penalty,
And this is an oath taken on Lord Shiva.
Thus after entrusting the work with four groups,
He exhorted them to go early,
And saluted Raghava and that great devotee,
Sugreeva went and sat near him,
And at this time when the monkeys were starting,
The son of wind God saluted Rama with devotion,
And at that time That wonderful hero Rama,
Called him separately and told him.
"For developing confidence to her mind,
Oh friend give this to Janaki and gave,
The ring in which name of Rama is written.
For removing suspicion in her mind.
As far as my job is concerned,
You are most important,
And except you no one is there."
Then the king told words for recognition also,
And told them, please go and he bid them farewell,
The monkey collection left towards the south,
Where the great Rakshasa who took away,
Sita who is the real Goddess Lakshmi,
Who had eyes like leaf of a lotus, lived,
And the son of the son of enemy of Vruthra,
The son of Brahma, Neela, and the disciple,
Of the friend of one born out of lotus,
And the other monkey commanders,
Speedily searched and searched,
Over different Mountains, towns and villages,
And in forest countries and towns,
And while they were walking in this search,
Hanuman and other monkey chiefs,
Entered the forests of Vindhya Mountains,
They saw a very cruel Rakshasa hero,
Who was killing and eating wild animals,
And they speedily approached him,
And thinking that it is the ten headed Ravana,
The great monkeys killed that bad one, using.
Very severe hits by the fist, and understanding,
In their mind that it is not Ravana, they speedily went further.
4.14 Swayam Prabha Gathi
[Swayam Prabha's Way]
They entered then a very dark dense forest,
And when their thirst increased,
And with their dry neck, throat and little tongue,
While those monkey heroes were walking,
With a dry tongue by the turn of fate,
There they saw a cave.
In that place covered by climbers and grass,
When they were all standing,
Thinking that there would not be any water
Some swans and Krouncha birds with,
Wet feathers flew out of that place,
And out of their feathers few drops,
Of water fell on the monkeys and they told.
"It is definite that good water is there in it,
Let all of us get in to it."
And when all of them told like this,
Hanuman go in to it first and other ones,
Got in to it behind him and when they were walking,
Since there was so much darkness that they were not able to see,
They all walked together holding hands,
And with difficulty when they were walking,
And after they travelled a long distance,
They saw in front of them a blessed place.
Golden, attractive to the mind, divinely joyful,
To the eyes of those who see them,
There were wells, gem studded lakes,
Which are full of very sweet water,
Trees similar to the wish giving tree of devas,
Which are bent due to the weight of ripened fruits,
Drinks which are like nectar along with honey,
Along with various tasty food articles,
And there, many palaces also were there,
Which were decorated with cloth and gems.
That divine place was magical and pretty,
Bereft of any humans, similar to residence of devas,
And in that home, on a golden gem studded seat,
They saw a lady who was wonderful,
Who was performing Yoga, dressed in bark and with a tufted hair,
And that practitioner of Yoga was immobile and busy in meditation,
And that holy very pure great lady,
Was having the dazzle of a pure fire.
Immediately with a mind full of joy,
Along with devotion and fear they saluted her,
That yogini seeing animals that live on a tree,
Became joyous and told them,
"Please tell me who you are?
Please tell me why you have come here?
How did you find out the way to this place?
And also tell me how you will go from here?''
Hearing that, the son of wind god,
Saluted her nicely and told with humility,
"Please hear the entire story,
And I would tell truth and only truth,
In the earth there is a city called Ayodhya,
IN the Uthara Kosala region which is very good.
There lived a king called Dasaratha,
And he had four sons,
Of them the eldest is Rama,
Who is equal to Lord Narayana himself,
And as per the orders of their father,
He came to live In the forest along,
With his brother and his wife Sita,
Who is the daughter of Janaka,
And there when they were living in a lonely place,
The evil minded Rakshasa called Ten headed one,
Stole and went away with his wife.
Rama as well his younger brother Lakshmana,
Met Sugreeva the son of Sun God,
When they were wandering in search of Rama's wife,
And they signed a treaty for each other's benefit.
And for that purpose Rama killed his elder brother,
Bali and also gave the kingdom to Sugreeva.
And as a return help to Rama, the monkey chief Sugreeva,
Has sent monkeys in all directions,
To search and find out Sita,
To enquire in the southern direction,
Hundred thousand monkeys were sent.
We who became thirsty, searching for water,
Without knowing entered this cave,
As per the will of the great god.
To be able to see you lady is our great luck,
And we do not know who you are,
And oh holy one, please tell us straight about it.
Hearing that the Yogini told them,
Speedily with a great smile,
"Eat the ripened fruits and roots,
Get satisfied by drinking the nectar,
And come with a clear head to me,
And then I will tell you about my history."
And hearing that they ate well,
The fruits and roots and drank honey,
And with a clear mind, they went near the lady,
And stood there saluting her
And that Yogini with a pretty smile,
Started telling her story to Hanuman.
Hema the daughter of Viswa Karma was,
A prettiest of the universe by her dance,
Pleased Lord Shiva and due to that that god,
Gave her this divine city and she,
Lived like a celebration here for ten crore divine years,
And I am her friend called Swayam Prabha,
And I am the daughter of a Gandarwa,
A devotee of Vishnu, who always sought for salvation.
After some time Hema entered the world of Brahma,
And she told me who was having a pure body,
You keep always doing meditation here,
For not many animals come over here.
In the Tretha Yuga Narayana who is lord Vishnu,
Would be born as the son of Dasaratha,
For lessening the burden of earth,
And when that king is travelling,
The wife of Rama would be stolen by,
The very cruel Ravana, at that time.
For searching of that lady Janaki,
Monkeys will come inside this cave,
You treat them hospitably with love,
And also help those monkeys and then,
You go and salute God Rama,
For that Lord of Raghu clan is himself Narayana,
And if you pray to that divine one with devotion,
You would get salvation, which is primeval and got by yogis.
So now I am speedily going to see God Rama,
And before that I have to show you the proper way,
And so all of you please close your eyes,
And with a clear mind, all of them closed their eyes,
And immediately they all reached to the forest,
From where they had entered the cave, Wonder of wonders,
They thought and started walking by the path.
4.15 Swayam Prabha Sthuti
[Swayam Prabha Prayer]
The Yogini left off living in the cave,
And very fast reached in front of God of Yoga,
Who was being served by Lakshmana and Sugreeva,
And seeing the Lord of Lakshmi and after going round him,
With great devotion, with a breaking voice and horripilation,
Again and again saluted him and offered various types of prayers.
I am your slave, Oh Lord of Raghu clan, Oh great king,
Oh Vasudeva, Oh Lord, Oh Rama, Oh treasure of mercy,
I have come here to see you,
Oh Lord who does not have an equal, Oh Lord of Lakshmi,
I did penance for several thousands of years,
By meditating on you for seeing you,
The effect of my penance bore fruit today, Oh treasure of penance.
I salute you who is primeval,
It is definite that nobody can understand you,
Though you stay in and out of every being,
You are divine and are not visible to any one,
For you are living inside the screen of illusion,
You are pervaded with illusion and have a human form,
And you are one who cannot be understood by the ignorant,
For you are the form of great wisdom.
You cannot be seen by those who are afraid of birth and death,
You show the good way, you show the way of Vedanta,
Those men who suffer due to the attachment,
To son, wife, friend, wealth never chant your name Rama, Rama,
Oh God make me chant your name "Rama, Rama"
The soul of Veda, The god who can have any desired form,
Who does not have beginning or end, Who always,
Acts in a similar way, the divine Purusha,
Who else but you fully know about you?
Your sports is to imitate human beings,
And by thinking who can know about you,
Due to your illusion the ordinary people see you.
Who has a divine form in various other forms,
You who do not have even little birth or duty,
Who is the pure entity due to circumstances,
Are born as a deva, animal or man,
Carry out the duty of that form,
Who can understand your great deeds of illusion,
Oh God without defects, treasure of mercy, oh Lord.
You are the one born in this earth with peculiar,
Form and also doing duties,
Some people say that this is for the sake,
Of your devotes so that they can hear,
Daily your nectar like stories and get benefit,
Some other people are saying that it,
Is because of the great penance,
Which was done by the king of Kosala,
Some say it is due to great prayer of Kousalya,
Some say it is for the sake of Sita's luck,
Some say that it is due to the request of Lord Brahma,
For destroying the clans of the bad Rakshasas,
That you were born as a human being,
Definitely in this world, some say,
That you were born as a son to the king,
For reducing the burden of this earth,
But the holy sages say that,
You are born to protect the Dharma,
And to destroy Adharma, in the clan,
Of Lord Sun and also to kill all the enemies of devas,
And to protect the devas and I do,
Not know which of these is correct.
He who tells your story and
He who hears it with respect,
Definitely will cross the sea of birth and death,
And he would be able to see your lotus feet,
Since my nature is tied up by your great illusion,
In what way will I be able to understand,
Your divine form, and what words,
Should I use to pray you?
Black, pretty holding a bow and arrow,
Is Rama who is served by his brother,
Is served by Sugreeva and other monkey chiefs,
Is standing before me and I salute him now
"Salutations to Rama who is Rama Bhadra",
Telling like this Swayam Prabha fell,
At his feet telling auspicious greetings.
Rama who can grant salvation was pleased,
And told "I have become happy due to your devotion,
Please tell what you desire in your mind."
And hearing this she told,
"Today I have realized all my desires."
Wherever I live and whatever period I live,
My devotion to you should be firm,
And I should have good relations always,
With all those who are devoted to your feet,
And if by chance I happen to be in the company of vulgar people,
I should chant "Rama, Rama", in my mind,
And my mind should get pleased with feet of Rama.
Let my mind be occupied always with,
Raghava along with Sita and son of Sumithra,
Wearing yellow cloth, holding bow and arrows,
Wearing pretty crown, bangles, waist belt,
Garland, gem studded fish like ear stud,
Anklet and other ornaments of gold,
Who has a shining form and,
I do not want any other boon,
And also let me not fall in bad company.
Hearing that, that God Rama with a pretty smile,
Told her, oh great lady, let that happen to you,
Lady, you please go to Badri Ashram,
And there daily meditate on me,
Leave out this body made of five elements,
And you will definitely join with God,
And that will bring to an end your sorrow of birth and death",
Hearing these nectar like words of Rama,
She immediately went to Badari Ashram,
And when she meditated there on god Rama,
She joined the perennial feet of Narayana
4.16 Angadhadhikalude Samsayam
[Angadha and others Doubt]
When that group of monkeys were,
Living in dense tree forest in search of Sita,
Though many days had been past,
Since they were not able to find the princess,
Angadha after serious thought and sorrow,
Told to those who were his friends.
"Since we went down inside the patala,
We did not realize how many days went by,
And it is definite that the month is approaching fast,
And so far we have not been able to find Sita,
And suppose without following the orders of the king.
We return to the palace, then we,
Would be killed, without any doubt.
For orders of Sugreeva should not go waste.
Then without any doubt, he would kill me,
Specially because I am the son of his enemy.
What special affection he has in me.
And I was initially saved by Rama,
And when I return without doing Rama's work,
He also will not save my soul.
That lord of monkeys has without shame,
Living with his brother's wife,
Who is equivalent to his own mother,
And so I would not go anywhere near him,
And now I will die in this place.
Somehow all of you go" he said,
And when he was crying the other monkeys,
Who had equal sorrow, wiped their tears
And immediately told in a friendly manner,
"Nobody should become as sad as you,
Please know that we are there to protect you,
We will go in to that cave that we visited today,
And happily let all of us live there for long,
For that is a town blessed with all types of luck,
Which is a divine city equal to city of devas,
And friend, there is no fear from anybody there,
Son of Thara, we would go there without any delay."
Hearing the words of the chiefs of monkeys,
To Angadha, the diplomat, one who is an expert,
In methodology and the son of wind god,
Hugged Angadha and told him,
"What a bad thought, this is not suitable,
All of you please do not think of the black side,
You are most dear to Rama, and he always,
Thinks you in his mind as, my son of Thara,
And there is great growing affection for you in his mind,
And this is not known to anyone except me,
And you are dearer than Lakshmana to him,
And your ability is very much in his mind."
There is no change ever in love,
Would the colour of the gold change,
Oh friend, therefore do not have at any time,
Fear towards Rama, and the king of monkeys, Sugreeva,
Is also a very good soul who does not have enmity towards any one,
And so you should not have sorrow in your mind,
Oh son of the son of Devendra, please hear.
I am also interested greatly in your welfare,
Do not get influenced by the words of ignorant people,
Tell me, did not the monkey group tell you,
That to avoid problems, you have to live in a cave,
Remember that there is nothing in the three worlds,
That cannot be broken by the arrow of Rama,
And so hearing the advice of ignorant people,
You should not get in to wrong results.
When dangers come near us,
The words of good people does not appear to shine.
The belief in the bad people,
The enmity towards good people,
The hatred of devas, Brahmins, and duty our clan,
The enmity that we keep on our relatives,
Would increase and increase and would lead to destruction of the clan,
And the responsibility would come on us.
I will tell you about the history,
Which is kept hidden and is a very great secret,
Remember that Lord Rama is not a human being,
And is Lord Narayana the divine soul spread all over the world,
The Goddess of illusion is the real wife of lord Vishnu.
The one who attracts all the world and is Sita,
Lakshmana is the serpent god who carries,
The world on his head and is Adhi Sesha,
Who has a universal form and these,
Were born in their human form in Ayodhya.
For destroying the Rakshasas and to,
Protect all the three worlds, once Lord Brahma,
Prayed and hence he was born as,
A son of a king in the clan of the Sun God,
That one served by Lord Shiva, Janardhana, Madhava,
The liver of Vaikunta, Mukunda, the divine merciful one,
Took an incarnation as a human being,
And we are the servants to help and serve him,
And have taken the form of monkeys due to His order,
And have taken birth in this world,
Once we did great penance to the God,
And saw and saluted and got the grace of Madhava,
And he gave us the post of his assistants
For us to serve him now and go and live in Vaikunta,
And so understand that nothing needs to be delayed.
Hanuman told several auspicious,
Words to Angadha like this,
And consoled him and they immediately,
Entered the Vindhya Mountains,
In search of Sita very speedily,
They reached the banks of the southern sea,
Which is very pretty and joyfully,
Reached the Mahendra Mountains.
Difficult to cross, very deep, fearsome,
Difficult to reach for all the monkey group,
And the son of the son of Indra and all others,
Being afraid, became sad and sat there,
And started thinking and thinking and murmured,
To each other "What can be done by us now, let us think"
After going to the cave, becoming very nervous,
And getting afraid, one month passed by,
We were not been able to see Sita,
We were also not been able to,
Find out the ten headed one any where,
Sugreeva is a king who gives severe,
Punishment and he would surely kill us,
Compared to being killed by angry Sugreeva,
Dying by ritual fast daily, is a way to salvation."
Deciding like this the monkey group,
Spread Durba grass and all of them,
Laid themselves on it thinking,
That this is what has been decided by god.
4.17 Sampathi Vakhyam
At that time from a cave in Mahendra Mountain,
One hawk slowly started to go outside,
And that very old chief of hawks,
With a shape similar to the great Mountain,
Saw the monkeys who were lying down,
And happily told that chief of the clan of hawks,
"To me who does not have wings,
God has given me lot of food and this indeed is lucky,
I would eat the one who dies earlier and the next one and so on,
And happily get contended myself."
Hearing the words of the Hawk, the monkeys,
Became scared and told among themselves.
"This hawk king who is like a Mountain,
Would immediately eat all of us,
We are going die for no purpose,
We do not think that any of us can prevent this,
We were not able to do anything useful,
The only reason appears to be our fate,
We were not able to do any job of Rama,
And we were not able to help our master also,
We must be very great sinners,
To be without any use being killed by him."
"The greatness of the very pure soul of Dharma, Jatayu,
Cannot be described and told by us,
To describe him is difficult, if we,
See his blessings, who else can get them?
He died for the sake of Rama's work,
And easily managed to merge with lotus feet of Rama,
And though he is a bird, he got salvation,
The blessing of he who rides the king of birds is wonderful."
Sampathi hearing the words of monkeys,
Asked them with a mind filled with joy,
"Who has told these nectar to the ear,
Like words mentioning name of Jatayu,
Who are you all, what are you talking with each other,
Come near me and do not be afraid of me."
The grand son of Devendra heard that with love,
And went before Sampathi and prayed,
The lotus like feet of the lotus eyed one,
And with great happiness told,
"The son of Dasaratha belonging to the clan of the sun,
The Lord Vishnu, Narayana, the lotus eyed Rama,
Along with his brother Lakshmana,
And Janaki who was really Lakshmi,
Went inside forest for meditation,
As per the order of his father.
The ten faced one who is a very bad one,
Stole Sita and parting her from Lakshmana,
And Rama, when the daughter of earth,
Appealed for help, and then immediately,
Jatayu stopped and fought with that Rakshasa,
And troubled by that chief of birds,
That Rakshasa using the real sword called Chandrahasa,
Cut off his wings and at that time,
The king of birds fell down on the floor.
That daughter of earth blessed him,
That he would die only after seeing Rama,
And then informing him and because of her grace,
That king of the birds met Rama and told all news,
And the lucky one got salvation at Rama's feet.
Rama who belonged the clan of Sun God,
Signed a treaty with son of Sun god,
With fire as witness and killed Bali,
And gave the kingdom to Sugreeva,
And Sugreeva the king of all monkeys,
Has send hundred thousand monkeys,
On all four directions for searching,
And finding out Lady Janaki.
We came towards the southern side,
And we were not able to see the Rakshasa anywhere,
If we do not return by thirty days,
The monkey Lord will kill us instantly,
Entering below the earth and searching,
We are not able to know the time and hence,
We decided that we would die lying on Durba grass,
And by accident we found you now,
Suppose you have known any news of Sita,
Please tell us about that, and I have told you,
Our true story which is like this, please know".
Hearing the words of son of Thara, that Sampathi,
With increasing sorrow told him,
"Jatayu is my dear brother, I have,
Parted with him long, long ago,
I have not heard any news of,
My brother for several thousand years,
Please carry me and take me near water,
So that I can perform the after death rites for him,
And please help me perform those rites,
And I would do you help by words."
Then those monkeys carried him and,
Kept him near the shore of the sea with respect,
And He took bath in that water, offered salutations,
To his dear younger brother with love,
And those good monkey crowd,
Took him and kept him in original place,
And that comfortable Sampathi,
Started telling them the news of Sita.
In the tall three Mountain top,
The city of Lanka exists and in the middle is the sea,
There in the great forest of Ashoka trees,
Lady Sita is living in the middle of Rakshasis.
There is a distance of hundred yojana to that place,
And since I am a hawk, I am able to see it,
He who has the ability to cross it,
Would definitely bring back the daughter of earth.
I should kill him who has killed my brother,
But Since I do not have wings, there is no way to do it,
By effort you would be able to cross the sea,
And later the best among the Raghu clan,
Would kill Ravana within a second,
And this is the only way to this, it is definite."
The sea is hundred yojana broad,
And with effort we have to get in to the city of Lanka,
And there see Sita and tell her,
And immediately jump back,
Has to be done, let us discuss,"
They started discussing this among themselves.
Sampathi then told the earlier story of his life,
To the monkeys with love,
"Me and Jatayu were brothers,
Due to competitive mentality of our prowess,
Wanting to test our speed and strength,
We flew with great speed to the top,
And reached the place of the sun,
And suffered due to the rays of the sun,
And immediately my younger brother caught fire,
And to save him under my wings, I covered him,
And made him go behind me.
And my wings got lit and I fell on the earth,
And he fell along with his two wings,
And it is true that the only protection of a bird is its wings.
I feel at the top of the Vindhya Mountains,
And I lay there blind for three days,
Due to the little life, when I woke up,
I saw that both my wings were burnt.
Greatly sacred, without knowing the places,
With a completely confused mind, dragging myself,
I reached the holy hermitage of,
A saint who use to do meditation at night,
Due to the holy deeds done earlier.
The great sage saw me and told me,
Due to recognizing me from earlier meeting.
"Why Sampathi, why have you come disfigured,
What is the reason for it, who is responsible for it?
Why this burning to you, who is very strong,
Please tell me" and hearing that,
I told all my story completely without,
Leaving a single incident and with folded hands asked him,
"Oh treasure of mercy, my wings have been burnt,
Please tell me any method to eke out my life,
Be pleased to tell me this."
Hearing that, that great sage laughed,
And later mercifully he told,
"I will tell you the truth as it is,
You carry it out in a way you can,
Understand that this sorrow is due to the body,
When we think of the body, it would be affected by Karma,
Due to the feeling of me inside the body,
And due to desire we do the acts done by us."
From the illusion called negative wisdom
Is born the thing that is called pride (egoism?),
And it exists along with the shadow of existence.
Like a red hot piece of burning iron,
By merging itself with the body,
It exists as the body with action,
And we would start thinking that "I am the body",
And have a feeling that I am responsible for all actions,
Thinking like this, every living thing,
Does duties and gets tied up by the fruits from it,
Deceiving one self and gets involved in,
Birth, death, pleasure in life, sorrows,
And completely forgets anything about the divine soul.
Going up or going down but startled,
The one who searches for his own good deeds and sins,
"I did lots of good deeds which merit rewards,
AS per the money I have, I did sacrifices and gave charities,
And I want to go to heaven and live there happily,
He thinks and decides on this course,
But death comes to him when he is living happily,
And his head will fall down on earth,
"When the good deeds are completely used up,
He falls on the moon and from there along with snow,
He falls on the earth and becomes different grains,
And lives in that form for some time,
And then the grains are eaten by man,
Which would form in to four types of food,
And one of them would become the seed,
And would enter the vagina of woman."
That seed would mix with the blood of Vagina,
Any by itself would be coated with an outer covering,
Within a day it would mix and would become a foetus,
And after that slowly within five nights,
It takes a form of a bubble and with five days
It would slowly get flesh and muscles,
And in another fortnight again slowly,
It would have a body where blood is circulated,
And it would also get the organs,
Progressively in another twenty five days,
And in another three months joints would be formed,
And get every organ in a progressive manner,
And the magic of fingers would happen in the fourth month.
The teeth, nails and private organs and also,
The nose, ear and the eyes would form in fifth month,
In the sixth month, with great deal of accuracy,
The hole of the ear would be formed,
In the seventh month the penis, vagina,
Belly button, anus hole would be formed,
And in the eighth month immediately,
The hair on the head and body would,
Be formed and the body would become strong.
In the ninth month the foetus will grow daily,
And the hand and feet will develop movements,
From the fifth month consciousness will develop,
And increase day by day by the food that,
Goes in to it through the little hole,
At the joining of umbilical chord,
And the foetus inside the womb would grow,
And death will not come to it by strength of Karma.
The previous birth and the passions are true,
And thinking and thinking of these,
And suffering due to the heat of the fire in the stomach,
The foetus Started thinking the reasons for that.
We suffered our karma being born in million vaginas,
And many billions of billions relationships,
With son, wife, wealth and relations have been passed,
Due to the attachment to looking after the family,
I earned money by very many unjust means,
And also never ever thought of Lord Vishnu,
Had I never chanted even once "Krishna, Krishna",
And my suffering is because of the result of that,
Lying in this place at this time.
Once I get out from this womb with strength,
I would not do any bad actions,
And would do only all good actions,
And I would not chant at any time,
Any other name except that of Narayana.
Like this that living thing thought,
And started praying God with devotion,
And after ten months, due to pressure of fate,
With great sorrow, it takes birth and falls down on earth,
Through the vagina by the force of the wind of birth with great pain.
Though you are being looked after by mother and father,
There is no option for suffering the sorrow of childhood,
Similar is the pain in youth and that in old age,
Thinking about it all these are difficult to tolerate,
Why did I describe in detail all these,
Which have been initiated by your own self
Due to the feeling, "I am body" which is a great illusion,
The pleasure and sorrow come in this world,
For the sorrow of living in the womb, and the,
Birth and death of all beings, the root is the body.
Much above this micro and macro body,
Is the divine soul and so,
Leave out me and mine in body and others,
And wipe out attachment and live as the expert of divine,
Pure, always peaceful, non decaying to the beings,
Wise, divine Brahman, joyful with no two to it,
Truth, primeval, perennial and without any comparison,
Only philosophy, divine, without characters, undivided,
Pervaded with divinity, present in all souls and God,
Achyutha, pervading all over universe and permanent,
And that which frees you from illusion, and at the time,
When you know this, the ignorance
Due to illusion will disappear to all
And so live in this world suiting yourself to the,
Debt load of Karma and live truthfully, my friend.
I will also tell you one more advice;
Do not have even little sorrow in your mind.
In the Tretha Yuga Lord Vishnu would,
Be born in earth as the son of Dasaratha,
For killing all Rakshasa and with love,
To give salvation to his devotees,
And when he is living in Dandaka forest,
The angry ten faced Ravana,
Would come when, the learned Rama and Lakshmana were away,
And would steal Sita who was born out of a lotus due to a danger to him.
When that lotus eyed one is kept in Lanka,
A group of monkeys deputed by the king of monkeys,
Searching for her would come to the banks of the southern sea,
And there these monkeys will meet you,
Due to some reason or other without any doubt,
And then you please tell them,
The place where she is kept and by mercy,
You would develop new wings at that time,
And there is no doubt about this.
That sage who was earlier one who makes night,
Told and made me understand these.
Please see that new wings have grown up,
What a great wonder, good and very good,
The words of great and pure sages,
Would always turn to be true,
If we think about the greatness of,
The nectar like story of Rama,
Nobody would understand it fully.
I am not able to think in my mind about anything,
Comparable to the nectar like name of Rama,
Good things should again and again happen to you,
Let you be able to find the lady of auspicious build,
If you put in great efforts, even today,
You will be able to cross the sea without any doubt.
By meditating on the name of Rama, all people,
Cross the ocean of birth and death in domestic life,
For you who are going in search of the wife of Rama,
Since you are devotees of Rama, there would,
Never be any type of problem or pain to cross the sea."
Saying this, the very huge Sampathi,
Flew and disappeared in the sky.
4.18 Samudhra Langana Chintha
[Sea Crossing Thought]
Later the chiefs of monkeys with great eagerness,
Started talking with each other,
The collection of monkeys saw in front of them the sea
Which was Terrible, fearful, full of groups of crocodiles,
And said, "How can we cross this sea for,
We are not even able to see the other shore,
Why should we think and worry about an impossible,
Things and then die, Oh monkey friends."
Angadha the son of the son of Devendra,
Told the monkey chiefs,
"All of you are heroes with great speed and strength,
And have lot of strength and valour,
One among you should come and tell me,
"I am capable for doing this job,
And can firmly save the lives of all of us,
And I am also capable of removing the great sorrow,
Of Sugreeva, Rama and Lakshmana,
And also protecting them all."
Hearing what Angadha told them,
All of them were seeing each other,
And did not speak out, then Angadha,
Again told the monkeys,
"Estimate your strength in your mind,
And tell with preparation about yourselves."
I can jump a distance of ten yojanas,
I can jump twenty yojanas, one monkey told,
Another told I can jump thirty yojanas,
And another said I can manage forty,
Fifty, sixty, seventy, another one said,
I can jump eighty, without pain,
I can jump ninety but the sea,
Is one hundred yojanas broad.
Among all the people whom we see here,
No one can cross this sea, definitely, oh monkey heroes,
Once upon a time Lord Trivikrama hiding his form measured,
All the three worlds by his three steps,
And as a young one then, I played a big drum,
And went round him twenty one times,
And today being caught in the grasp of old age,
I do not have the speed to cross this salt ocean,
I went round twenty one times Lord Vishnu,
Within ten seconds and when we think about it,
The sports of god who has the form of time,
Is very greatly wonderful.
When the son of Lord Brahma told like this,
The grand son of Devendra said,
"I can definitely jump to there,
But It would be difficult for me to jump back.
May be all other people do not have ability to do it."
Even if you have the capability to do this,
Your assistants will not allow you to do it,
And that would mean one of them has the capability,
And if none of them have the ability,
Then it would be better for us to,
Observe fast as a penance and die".
After son of Thara told like this,
The son of Brahma told as follows,
"Why is it the son of wind God is silent,
Thinking and thinking and not telling anything,
Should he sit like this without any zest?
I am not finding any one except you,
For you were once in the womb of Parvathi,
And are you not the seed of Lord Parameswara.
Later you became the son of wind god,
And you are equal in speed and strength to him,
And later you were born as son to,
Anjana and Kesari, the monkey chief,
Who killed an elephant to get out of pain.
You have more of pious character,
And I know that as soon as Anjana gave birth to you,
You jumped five hundred yojanas to the top.
At the time when the Son god was rising,
Seeing the entire area as extremely red,
Thinking that it is ripe, when you were,
Approaching to eat it, you fell,
Due to the hit of Vajrayudha of Indra,
And then the sad wind god took you,
And hid himself in the Patala,
And then the divine trinity,
Along with thirty three crores,
Of devas, and the sages like Narada,
Came before you and blessed you,
That you will not die even when the world is ending,
And even when the deluge comes you would not die,
And definitely there is no change to this.
And the lords of the Veda told,
He would be known as Hanuman.
Since the vajrayudha broke your collar bone (Hanu),
Did you forget all these stories in your mind.
Did not Rama give to you specially,
The ring, please think, why he gave it?
Nobody in this world would be capable
Of describing your strength valour and speed.
As soon as the son of Brahma told this,
The son of wind god got up greatly pleased,
And with pride made a roar of a lion,
By which the entire universe shook,
And like God Vamana he started growing,
And became like a Mountain and told.
I will cross the ocean and then,
And within a second turn the city of Lanka in to ashes,
And completely destroy Ravana with his clan,
And would bring Lady Sita with me,
Otherwise I will imprison the ten headed one,
And carry him in my left hand,
And also carry city of Lanka with its three Mountains,
In my right hand, bring them here,
And keep them at the feet of Rama and salute him.
Because I am having the ring of Rama with me.
Hearing the words of Hanuman, The son of Brahma,
With increasing happiness told again,
You see the lady Sita and then come back,
You can oppose Ravana later,
Rama will kill the ten headed one,
And at that time you can show your valour,
To you who is travelling through the sky,
Let not any problems come, Let auspiciousness come to you,
As the wind god also would be near you,
Because you are going for doing a job to Rama."
With a words of blessing that clan of monkeys,
Gave him permission to go and,
He speedily climbed up the Mahendra Mountain,
And he appeared like a Garuda (eagle) there.
The parrot which told like this,
Sat with great happiness at that time.
Ithya Adhyathma Ramayane Uma Maheswara samvadhe,
Kishkinda kandam samaptham.
Thus ends the chapter on Kishkinda, which occurs in discussion between
Shiva and Parvathi from the Adhyathma Ramayana.
5. Sundara Kandam
[While crossing the sea, Hanuman is stopped by Surasa to test his prowess, later the sea God sends the Mountain Mainaka to provide him rest, which he refuses and later his shadow is caught by a Rakshasi called Simhika, whom he kills and reaches Lanka. There he meets Lanka Lakshmi who is the guardian of the city, defeats her, enters the city and finds out Sita. At that time Ravana who has a dream of what is going to happen wanting to quicken the process of his salvation taunts Sita and even gets ready to kill her. His wife Mandodhari prevents him. Afterwards Hanuman hiding on a Simsupa tree tells the story of Rama to gain the belief of Sita, talks to her, gives her hope, destroys the garden, kills several members of army of Ravana and then kills Aksha Kumara, son of Ravana. He is then tied by Indrajit, another son of Ravana using his Brahmastra. Hanuman talks philosophy to Ravana and is sentenced to death and by the intervention of Vibheeshana, it is reduced to setting fire to his tail. He escapes from the Rakshasas with a burning tail and burns the city of Lanka, bids farewell to Sita, jumps back and tells Rama what he has done. It is believed that reading only this chapter gives same benefit as reading the entire Ramayana.]
Oh parrot who is pure and best among all parrot clans,
The complete nectar of the best of worlds,
Please tell me, please tell me, my story which is pretty,
For however much we hear the sports of Rama,
It would never seem to be sufficient.
After asking the parrot to tell about,
The very interesting fame of the lord of Raghu clan,
And that one, with pretty lisping toungue saluted and told,
To Parvathi thinking of that epitome of mercy,
Lord Shiva smiled and told, If so please hear."
5.1 Samudra Langanam
Hanuman prepared to go to Lanka by crossing
The treasure of salt water which was hundred yojanas* broad,
Meditated with a very firm mind,
On the lotus like feet of the chief of man,
And told the chief of monkeys with great power,
"If it is so, All of you please see".
* approximately about 2 miles
In the sky I would be extremely fast like my father,
And I am going with dignity to the house of the Rakshasa,
With the energy similar to the arrow of son of the son of Aja*,
And there I would see the wife of Rama,
And I will tell that speedily to the lord of all universe,
And today I am satisfied, I am satisfied,
I salute him whose name removes many births and deaths,
And those who think of him at the time of death,
Would easily cross the ocean of births and deaths,
And as I am his emissary and so crossing this will not be a problem.
* Dasaratha is son of Aja
Also in my heart, always the lord of Raghu clan is there,
And in my head his ring is there,
And so why should there be fear for crossing this sea speedily,
Oh chief monkeys, do not grieve."
After telling like this the son of wind god,
Lifted his tail to the top and spread his hands,
And making his broad neck straight,
Slightly bent his feet, with eyes seeing upward,
And concentrating his mind on the town of Ravana,
And aiming at the southern direction jumped.
5.2 Marga Vignam
When the son of wind God was flying like Garuda,
Along with the great luster similar to the Sun God,
The devas wanting to test the strength and speed of the son of wind God,
Unusually told Surasa to create an obstacle in his path,
And speedily that mother of Nagas (serpents) reached there.
Knowing about the great strength of Hanuman,
And hearing that he is coming with clear vision,
For creating a blockade to the son of wind god in the sky,
She went and proudly stood before him,
And shouting in a very hard way, she told him,
"Oh great monkey, did you not see me,
God has told me to eat those,
Who travel this way without fear,
And due to your fate, you are going to be my food today,
Oh valorous one, remember that I am having a great hunger,
And so please enter my mouth speedily,
And do not waste time thinking of other things.
Hearing these saucy, strong words which,
Fell from the mouth of Surasa, the son of wind god told,
"I for carrying the order of the lord of all worlds,
Am going speedily in search of Sita.
I have to go fast and see her in the town of Rakshasa,
And I would be returning back today or tomorrow from there,
After seeing her and after telling the story of the daughter of Janaka,
To the Lord of the Raghu clan, I would willingly come,
And enter the very fearful mouth of yours,
And since I do not tell a lie at any time,
Speedily give me the way, Oh lady, salutations.
Then she told to the great monkey,
"I am not able to tolerate my thirst and hunger,
If you have made up your mind strongly,
Please open your mouth" said Hanuman,
Seeing that the son of wind god,
Is standing with huge body of one yojana broad,
She made her mouth much bigger,
And wonderfully made it five yojana broad.'
The son of wind god immediately became of,
A size of ten yojanas and afterwards,
With a great joy in her mind that Surasa,
Stood with a mouth of twenty yojanas size,
Hanuman thinking that her mouth is very big,
Stood with a size of thirty yojanas,
Thinking that this is sufficient as he is a pure one,
And victory cannot be there for both,
She opened her mouth fifty yojanas wide,
And at that time the son of wind god,
Became to a size of a thumb entered her mouth.
Then he who was light due to the strength of his penance,
Started to go outside and told her,
"Hear, pleasant faced one, One who is interested in happiness to devas,
Hey Surasa, Hey mother of snakes, my salutation to you,
I surrender to the lotus like feet of yours,
Oh peaceful one, One who gives help, Salutations, salutations to you.
At the end of the words of that monkey chief,
Enjoying and laughing, that Surasa told,
"Come, you have won, go with pleasure,
And get the true story of Sita,
And go and tell it to the chief of Raghu clan,
You have to also kill all the Rakshasas,
To understand your strength and wisdom,
I have come as sent by the devas,
Thus telling the real story, she went,
To the land of devas, that Surasa.
Then the son of wind god rushed through the sky,
Like a Garuda and when he was going above the ocean,
The sea god told the great Mountain as follows,
"You should go and be hospitable to the monkey chief,
Since the son of Sagara king helped me to grow,
I am called Sagara by all people,
Please understand that Rama belongs to that family,
And since this one goes for doing his job,
And since he does not have any place to rest,
You should of your own accord come out and remove his tiresomeness."
The very pure Mainaka studded with gold and gems,
Came in the form of a human being and told,
"Please know that I am the son of Himalayas, Oh monkey hero,
You please sit on me and get rid of your tiresomeness,
I have come here because I was sent by the ocean,
And please get rid of your tiredness and thirst and then go,
Please eat soft ripe fruits, nectar like water,
And very sweet honey from me.
This is sufficient, know that, when you go on a job of Rama,
On your way you should not stay in any place,
And also sleep on the way as well take food,
Or do any other things not related to the job, as is not proper,
And do the duties of the chief of Raghu clan,
Without any fear I am going with speed,
And I have accepted your hospitality as a friend.
After saying this the son of wind god patted,
That king of Mountains gently,
And then he started moving similar to the wind,
Towards the city of Rakshasas with excitement,
At that time, a shadow catcher living always,
Very deep in the ocean,
Caught and stopped the shadow of him,
Who goes far above the sky.
At that time examining as to who put a stop,
To his way, Hanuman saw down,
And seeing a very big lady with fear inducing form,
He kicked and killed immediately,
That Simihika who used to catch the shadow,
And kill and eat the beings who were killed,
And Hanuman left towards the city,
Of the ten faced one quickly,
And jumped towards the southern direction.
The sun entered the hill of its death,
And the chief of monkeys reached the pretty spires of Lanka.
The city of the ten faced one was very pure and broad,
Situated in the middle of the pretty southern ocean,
It was full of plenty of fruits, flowers and densely grown trees,
Containing several type of climbers, and great population of birds and animals,
Full of gold and gems, similar to the city of devas,
And Hanuman went inside the city of the three hills,
Which is in the middle of the sea,
For finding out the story of the daughter of lotus,
And saw the matchless city of Lanka.
Seeing the wonderful golden wall and different type of moats,
He decided that it was difficult to cross and quickly,
Thought of various plans to cross them,
And meditating on Lord Vishnu,
He thought that he can enter the town of Rakshasas,
At night taking a very tiny form,
And thinking about Rama, the enemy of Rakshasa clan,
Tried to enter the town of the enemy of devas.
5.3 Lanka Lakshmi Moksham
[Lanka Lakshmi Salvation]
Without delay speedily crossing the big outer wall,
Hiding his form and meditating on the feet of daughter of earth,
Immediately that son of Anjana without any fear,
Made his body similar to a mustard,
And keeping his left leg in front,
Was trying to cross and at that time,
He could see the Lanka Lakshmi (guardian angel of Lanka)
With a form of a Rakshasi and shouting with big voice.
Sir, Please tell me the reason for coming here,
Alone, Please tell me whether you are a thief,
Asuras, devas, men, and all type of animals,
Cannot come here without my knowledge",
Coming with these undesirable words
She hit Hanuman and the monkey king hit back,
And due to the fist of the emissary of the one from Raghu clan,
She fell down and vomited blood.
She stood up and told that great monkey,
"Friend I just saw your great strength,
This is due to my fate, long time ago Lord Brahma has
Oh valorous one, told me about this,
"Lord Madhava who is the lord of all worlds, who is perennial,
Who is the real Maha Vishnu, the Narayana,
Who has lotus like eyes will take an incarnation in the world,
In the twenty eighth section of this eon."
As a result of my prayer in Treta Yuga,
For protecting the dharma as well as devas,
He would be born as the son of Dasaratha,
The true goddess of illusion would be born as daughter of Janaka,
For the destruction of the ten headed one.
That lotus eyed one would come to the forest for penance,
Along with his brother and wife and while he is living there,
The ten face one would steal the daughter of earth,
And during the time he would come with her inside the southern sea,
A treaty would be signed between Rama and son of Sun god,
And due to the orders of that Sugreeva,
When all the monkeys are wandering and searching,
One of them would come prepared and meet you,
And there would be a fight with him soon,
And there is no doubt that you would become weak and tired.
You would get a beating from the expert in war,
And then you should give him permission,
Any day when you get a beating from monkey,
Do retreat," said Lord Brahma to me,
Since he told this with mercy and without any conditions,
I was waiting at this place for a long time,
And now go without any problem any where,
And today Lanka has been won over by you."
The death of the chief of the clan of Rakshasas,
Has very much neared, Oh servant of god,
Let there be good luck to you,
Please go and see without any problem the lady Sita,
In the private quarters of the ten headed,
Enemy of Rama, in the divine entertainment garden,
Which is full of trees, which are full of,
New flowers, fruits and trees,
Below a tree called Simsapa (irumul),
With great sorrow, in between several Rakshasis,
The pure bodied Sita is always sitting with great pain,
You go immediately and tell her story to him,
By crossing the sea by the way of the sky,.
Let good come to you. oh great crown of monkeys,
Telling these sweet and simple words,
That lady of the flower disappeared from Lanka.
5.4 Sita Sandarsanam
On the three Mountains in the middle of the sea,
When the son of wind god crossed the sea,
To the blessed daughter of Janaka and to the ten faced one,
The left side of their body twitched,*
And to the son in law of king Janaka the right side twitched,
Showing that to any one born, good and bad will come
* Twitching of left side is good omen for females and bad omen for males.
Then the chief of monkeys entered Lanka at night,
With a body which was very small,
And in the Lanka which was decorated by rising sun,
He searched in all places without leaving any place.
Thinking that Sita Devi would possibly be,
In the gem studded palace of Ravana,
Which is built by gold and gems,
He searched in all places and not finding her there,
Remembered the merciful words of Lanka Lakshmi,
And with diligence started searching,
In all garden places in the town.
With parks, lakes with nectar like water,
High buildings with spires,
Homes of friends, son’s ministers and commanders,
With golden coloured peacock and flags,
To look, the gem studded palace of the ten faced one,
Appeared to be much better than palaces of guardians of directions.
When he was not able to find her out,
In any of those mansions studded with gold and gems,
And when he was further searching everywhere,
The wind along with the aroma of flowers, secretly,
Took him along with him,
To a garden with densely grown trees,
And to one of the very highly grown Simsapa tree,
And very near to it the Goddess of all universe,
Was shown to him by the wind god himself.
Wearing a very dirty hair and cloths and looking pitiable.
That Sita who was having a very thin form,
Due to great fear rolled on the earth and,
Thinking and thinking of her husband,
Always shedding copious tears from the eyes,
And chanting her husband's name as "Rama, Rama",
She was living with great fear between the Rakshasis,
And Hanuman saw that ever pretty one,
And climbed to the top most portion of a tree,
And hid himself behind its dense foliages.
That monkey after seeing Sita, the wife of Rama,
The best among Raghu clan and the lord of the clan of Sun God,
Thought, I have seen the body of the daughter of lotus,
And the goddess of all universe, I am blessed, I am blessed,
I have completed the job of the best among Raghu clan and
The lord of the clan of the Sun God, without any suffering to myself.
5.5 Ravanande Purappadu
When that monkey chief was thinking about various things,
And after a little time has passed,
He heard certain sounds,
From outside that place belonging to asuras,
Thinking what they are and hidden by leaves and not moving,
He continued to hide his insect like small body,
And that chief of monkeys saw with wonder,
The coming of ten faced one who is the enemy of devas.
Along with the crowd of deva, asura and Rakshasa maidens,
Dressed in a wonderful passionate manner,
Came the ten faced one in whose mind there was a thought,
"Oh God when will this body die,
When I would be able to see and see,
That real Mukunda who is the Lord of all universe,
Who lives forever, One who has a good mind,
With my body with holes made of arrows,
And reach the very pure lotus like feet of that God."
Thinking that it is time for me to get to Vaikunta,
Which is full of blessed people and nectar like joy
And deciding that time has arrived for that,
I went and brought the daughter of lotus,
And He has not reached here wandering after being hurt by that,
So that the time for my death will arrive quickly.
The writing on my head has already fixed my time of death,
And it is not possible to think and find it out,
And even the god born of lotus also does not know it,
And it is decided by the god whose form is time.
Like this when he has kept Rama within him,
And think and think within his mind about him,
Before the chief of the monkey clan has reached there,
That Ravana saw a dream at night,
As per the words of Rama, during one night will come,
One monkey who can take any form he likes,
With mercy but with a micro form similar to an insect,
After searching the whole city,
He would sit with respect on a top of a tree,
And tell the story of Rama to the daughter of earth,
And after telling the entire story, he would give her mementos,
And he would console her before going away.
At that time to make him know, I would go,
And increase her sorrow by the arrows of my words,
And he will later tell it to the lord of Raghu clan,
And Rama would get angry and would come here immediately
And in the war I would get a pleasant death,
By the very sharp arrows of Sri Rama, definitely,
And this would be the only way as far as I know,
For getting divine salvation is the divine teaching,
And for some people dreams would come true,
By the decision made by the gods.
Thinking about several such things in his mind,
And deciding on a course Ravana started from there,
And hearing the sound of gem studded gold bangle, shoulder crest,
Anklets, belt and various other ornaments,
With a very heavy heart, Sita was greatly surprised,
And the coming of the chief of Rakshasa clan,
Made Sita extremely scared.
When she hiding her breasts by her thighs and fear stuck,
And bending low her head and with a shivering body,
And meditating on the real form of Rama,
Who is pure, incomparable, serene and pure,
Then that ten faced one along with passion,
Came and stood near the lady and saluted her.
5.6 Ravanande Ichabangam
He told that lady who had a joyful form,
With conformed words of sweetness and excitement,
"Hear, Good faced one, I am slave to your pretty feet,
Oh lady with pretty character, Be kind, kind to me,
The chief of all worlds and the lord of devas has come here,
Why should you hide yourself in yourself,
With speedy and increased joy, please look at me,
And understand that I am attracted to you.
Oh, lady your husband who is the son of Dasaratha,
If searched only some people would be able to see him,
And many times he would not be available inspite of good search,
And we cannot see any one as lucky as him,
Oh good one, By the son of Dasaratha you do not have,
Oh pretty one, any use whatsoever, please understand,
At no time he has any interest in anything,
When we think about it, it is useless, darling,
Oh lady with a lovely brow even though you always embrace him tightly,
And go and always live near him,
He enjoys the collection of your good qualities.
But he does not have any interest in you.
At no time there is any support to him from any one,
And that one who has no strength will not come here,
Whatever you have to do you are not doing?
He who does not have fame, one who is not grateful,
One who is mostly indifferent, one who does not have enthusiasm,
And darling he is having a bad mind, He is not learned,
And lives amidst the beings of the forest
He is a friend of the poor, he does not have difference
Between the low and high and so he does not have difference,
Between a low born and a high born Brahmin,
And also he does not have difference between dog and a cow.
Oh darling for him there is no difference,
Between you and a lowly huntress maid,
In his mind you are not there as he has forgotten you,
Stop this waiting for your husband,
He does not like you and there is no doubt about that,
And I am praying to you that I am your slave,
Throwing away a pure gem of high pedigree,
Darling why are you after a stone made of mica,
Beauties belonging to deva, asura, Rakshasa,
Naga, Apsara and Gandharwa clans
Would always be serving you with,
Discipline, fear and great respect,
If you definitely become my wife.
"Now we should not spend time unnecessarily,
Oh darling, you live always as my wife,
Even that Yama whom many ladies serve,
Is really afraid of me, Oh pretty one,
And know that Indra who is regarded by the mind of men,
Thinks that I am worshipful and blessed,
Oh my all who is friendly and lucky,
Oh lady with a lotus like face, I fall at your lotus like feet,
Always look after me, look after me, look after me."
Like this when Ravana was talking to her in various obeying ways,
And after which he saluted her by falling her feet and requested,
Then the daughter of Janaka pinched a grass growing in between them,
And put it in between them and talked.
You being terribly afraid of the gem of the clan of the sun God,
Did you not come as a saint, and without both of them seeing you,
With great fear and humility, like a bitch entering the hall of a Yagna,
And stealing the fire, you came abruptly and stole me from there?
Remember ten faced one this is definitely not properly done.
Definitely you would suffer for the ill effects of that,
With a body split by the arrows sent by the son of Dasaratha,
Soon you will be entering the world of Yama without a body.
Oh king of Rakshasas, You think in your mind,
That the gem of the clan of Raghu is a man,
And you may think like this, but,
That the gem of Raghu clan would cross this sea,
And within a second by sending sharp and powerful arrows,
He would turn the city of Lanka in to ashes within half a second,
Along with your friends, their sons, ministers and commanders,
He would definitely destroy your army.
He is an expert in protection and due to the request,
Of Brahma to lessen the burden of earth,
That merciful one has taken incarnation in this earth,
To destroy you and I was born as daughter to Janaka,
To become a causal factor for this,
Understand in your mind that he would come quickly,
And take me back after killing you.
Hearing these rough words from the daughter of Mithila,
The ten faced one became very angry,
And in his trembling hands he took a fearsome sword,
And held it up for killing the daughter of earth,
And at that time with great mercy the daughter of Maya*,
Caught hold of her loving husband and pacified him.
* Mandodhari wife of Ravana.
Stop from doing it, oh ten faced one, hear my words oh my lord,
Oh foolish lord, do not think about jobs which should not be done,
Leave out this human female, who does not have any one,
Who is pitiable, very sad and having a thin body,
Who With a sorrow due to parting with her husband is worried and in another's house,
Who is observing virtuous love to Raghava,
And who day and night hears bad words of these Rakshasis and has lost her balance,
For Oh good evil minded lord, I have never seen more suffering than this,
Will not bad fame come to you because of this oh Valorous Lord,
And also very pretty ladies of Deva, Asura, Naga, Apasara,
And Gandharva clans are available to you.
That ten faced one who was a braggart,
Hearing the words of Mandodhari became ashamed,
And told as follows to those Rakshasis,
"You advice her and make her amenable to me,
By fearsome words which would make her obey,
And by various types changes in gestures.
And open the mind this daughter of earth,
And make her mine as I would wait for only two months."
Saying like this to the Rakshasis that ten faced one,
Went with spite to his private quarters.
Due to hearing very hard and unpleasant words,
Sita felt as if her soul is broken,
"This is improper, please calm yourself down".
Told Trijata (daughter of Vibheeshana ) at that time,
"Oh Rakshasa ladies, please hear what I say,
Please salute this lady with good character,
I slept for long with a mind devoid of pleasure,
And I certainly saw a dream which would definitely happen,
I saw the very pretty Rama who is the lord of all universe,
Riding on Iravatha elephant and the valorous Lakshmana,
With the falling fire from their crowds of arrows,
Without any doubt they burnt the city of Lanka,
And in the war, they killed the ten faced one,
And gave the Rakshasa kingdom to Vibheeshana,
And then keeping his wife with respect and love on his lap,
Went back to the city of Ayodhya."
The naked ten faced one who is the enemy of Indra,
Coated with gingili oil all over his body,
Wearing the Khus garland on his head,
Along with his friends, ministers and army,
Got drowned in a huge pit of cow dung,
And I was surprised to see him drowning in it.
The chief of the Rakshasa clan Vibheeshana, became a devotee,
And served the lotus like feet of Rama and lived,
And so Oh Rakshasa ladies, throw away this impurity,
For what I see is definitely true,
And let us mercifully, for a few more days,
Protect her without any doubt.
Hearing these words of Trijata the Rakshasa lasses,
Were struck with a strange fear and,
Slept with a very disturbed mind,
And Sita remained with sorrow in her mind.