5.Sundara  Kandam

(Book of the beautiful one)


Translated by



(This book starts  with the jumping and crossing     the ocean to reach   Sri Lanka and ends     with the marching of the   monkey army  and reaching    the banks   of the southern sea.

    While Hanuman crosses    the sea, the Mainaka mountain stops him and offers hospitality  , He  is stopped next by Surasa  and later  by a Rakshasi called Anghara Dhara   , whom he kills    and reaches city of Lanka. He fights with lady of Lanka , defeats her. Then he searches   the entire city   and at last locates her in Asoka Vana guarded   by many Rakshasis.   When he was there in hiding Ravana comes to the garden with his entreaty  of love.Sita rejects   it with all her might. Ravana is about to kill her but later gives her two months time   to change her mind and goes away. The Rakshasis threaten Sita.   When Hanuman makes the Rakshasis   sleep  , she attempts to hang herself. Hanuman stops her and  identifies himself properly and gives her Rama’s signet ring.  She is overjoyed. When Hanuman offers to carry her back, she logically refuses   to accept the suggestion, She gives her hair brooch to Hanuman   asa mark of identification.  Hanuman takes leave , destroys Asoka Vana  .He kills many Rakshasas including Aksha Kumara , the son of Ravana. He is tied using Brahmastra    by Indrajit and taken before  Ravana.  Hanuman  tells about Rama and Sugreeva and advices  Ravana to  give back Sita to Rama. Ravana refuses and wanted to kill Hanuman .On advice of Vibheeshana he changes his mind but orders that his tail should be burnt ,With the burning tail, Hanuman sets fire   to Lanka, goes back and meets Angadha and later Rama.  He reassures Rama of the  safety and chastity of Sita.  And the huge monkey army marches and reaches  the shore  of the southern sea.


Kadavul Vaazthu

Prayer to God                                                                                                                                             


The people of wisdom   who know     the end of Vedas    would say   that,

“Rama by seeing whom   , the five elements   appeared   separately,

And differently ,  looks unified  , like the  vanishing  of  illusory snake which we see in the  evening  ,

Is the one who held    a bow   and   entered the city  of Lanka   to fight.”


1.Kadal thavu Padalam

Chapter on jumping  over the ocean.


(This chapter describes how Hanuman jumped and crossed the sea and reached the city of Lanka.  Mainaka Mountain first offers home hospitality    which he refuses. Surasa  sent by Devas    says that he has to become her food. He changes  his form in to a micro one, enters   her stomach   and comes out. A Rakshasi called Angardhara  again attacks him. Hanuman enters her stomach    and comes  out with her intestines after killing her  .  He reaches the city of Lanka.

   The  meeting With Surasa   is described in a different way in Valmiki Ramayana.   She  appears with a big form but not blocking his way  . When she wants him to enter in to her mouth   Hanuman   increases  his body size to a very huge one. She also increases her mouth size. Hanuman becomes very small suddenly    enters in to her mouth   and comes out  .Angaradhara    is called as Simhika in  Valmiki Ramayana. She does not appear before him but catches his shawdow and makes him immobile.)


4741. That great masculine  Hanuman   saw  the land of the devas   from proximity,

And  suspected that  it is Lanka   surrounded by the ocean   and later ,

Understood that it is the land of devas liked by everybody 

 And  dropped  the idea of searching there, knowing that the lady who has to be seen in not in heaven.


4742. He saw the ancient city of Lanka  ,its gardens of security, golden heads of birds,

Round boundary walls  , it victorious  main door , the  avenues , where  white  houses  ,

Which were painted with lime  were studded with gems  

And he slapped   his shoulders  and shouted loudly  

So that the tip of the sky   and  eight   directions shook.


4743.  When that  deathless  Hanuman  strongly pressed his feet  , that  blue mountain  ,

Went down below the earth  big serpents with strong teeth,  with  lines on their body.

And mouth which were  spitting fire came out from   the caves,

 Which give gold like  the stomach of mountain  which got torn with  their intestines coming  out.


4744. The  lions with shivering manes   which were   sleeping   in caves  ,

Which were difficult to enter   became ferocious  , bled   and  were  crushed inside,

And all birds  , making the very wide   ocean  of the deluge got ashamed  ,

Produced great sound by loud wailing   and covered  the sky and hid the sun light.


4745.When the huge  ferocious elephants with  elephant calves    with long tails ,

Waved their   broad ears and touched   their backs  making  seasonal winds  blow at that time ,

 And along with soft  she elephants   which were like cloud which hugged their body,

Fear   caught   hold   of the nearby   trees   and loudly trumpeted.


4746.When the   peaks which shine like gold   of   the very lustrous  mountain  ,

Was pressed firmly   , it became powdery   and the dust started   flying  ,

And at the  time when it got split   huge tigers  got   scared   and holding.

Their little  ones   with  closed eyes and soft hair   around them  , ran away.


4747.When that mountain which had large population  of teakwood trees  , unlike its nature  ,

The kings of Vidhyadharas   holding  their swords and holding   their shields   up  ,

Rose up and that scene  of their fast raising  was like   the valorous heroes ,

Rising up when   in the great battle they were fighting , the enemies got crushed.


4748. With sun, moon and stars   standing  aside  ,with the  long cool mountain

 Going inside  the earth  , with Hanuman   having sharp nails and strong shoulders  ,

Standing like   the ship’s mast  with   bubbles   coming  out of depth of the sea,

The entire      scene  was  like   a  sinking    ship.


4749. The stream of the mountain   applying  on itself    red sand stones  ,

The very scented sandal paste  , saffron  , kulika  , the cool gold coloured pollen ,

Expelled  from the  flowers   and many other    such things  ,

After taking bath in the cool springs   which were   falling widely on the earth  ,

Looked like    the mountain was split  and wounded and blood was  flowing from it  .


4750. When   the black mountain was rotating   like   a churner  in the ocean of milk,

The sages who have won over their sense organs   reached    the sky,

Without completing   their duties which   they had earlier   started,

And were like  the sages who reached   heaven without leaving attachment  to their body.


4751.Due to the breaking   of that lustrous mountain  , deva maidens  ,

Looking like peacock and having tender hands  started shivering  ,

And tightly embraced the devas and each of them felt as happy as Lord Shiva,

When  the sharp teethed   Ravana  shook the Kailasa mountain ,

And the very scared   Goddess Parvathi   embraced  Lord Shiva.


4752,With the mistakes committed and well fermented  alcoholic drinks ,

Affecting their wisdom ,   those very angry  deva maidens who had love tiff,

Due to the trembling of the mountain,    got  scared and hugged their husbands ,

Went up in the sky , greatly worrying about  the birds in the nest left behind by them.


4753. When events were progressing like this  , devas , sages  and,

All those who are in the three   worlds  stood in the sky according  to their rank,

And went on sprinkling   bunches   of flowers  , sandalwood  and other   scented powders,

 On that  Hanuman and    told “Oh very wise  monkey , please   proceed .” and  he started .


4754.The very strong  friends  told  Hanuman     , “Oh Victorious  friend   who wears ,

Scented garlands on his   very strong shoulders, this ocean   which was drunk by Agasthya,

Is something that   should be crossed by jumping   and    do not get   a feeling in your mind ,

“It is useless  and this  is nothing before my strength  , Please proceed  “,

And hearing  that , the mountain like Hanuman   agreed  with what they told.


4755. The devas thought, “This measureless  form   is not  limited  up to Lanka,

And  there is nothing   in this world which is capable   of stopping  him,”

And looked at him with surprise   and  that  Hanuman who had garlands on his chest  ,

Bent his body towards the front and   pressed    the mountain with his two  divine feet,

And   that gold colured   Manhendra mountain, reached  the level of the plain.


4756.Hanuman speedily lifted his tail up, folded his  strong legs  ,

Made his chest tight   and with   his two famous  hands becoming happy,

Tightened his neck  ,  stretched  his hands  speedily like    the   wind,

Rubbed   the heavens with his head and rose   in sky,

Without the eyes  of people   being able to see him.


4757.As soon as that Hanuman rose   up,  leaving the mountain  ,

Great trees with branches, mountain which  have bamboo plants  ,

Victorious elephants   and several  other things , thinking  that,

This was  the service they were  doing to Hanuman ,

Rose up with Hanuman as  if they wanted   to visit  the cool Lanka.


4758.Those flower garlands , trees with gums  , standing mountains  ,

Many animals  , several other living beings  speedily went by the way,

That Hanuman proceeded  and due to their lack of strength   to reach,

Lanka surrounded by the sea, fell down as if pushed down  in the ocean on the way.


4759. Due to the great speed   with which Hanuman  was proceeding ,

Beasts  , trees , the soil covering   the roots , flags and other material,

Were   sprinkled and   spread all over  and below  the sea and the bridge ,

Was thus formed then itself ,  before Rama who was similar to devas.


4760. Due to that  , waters   of ocean  broke in to two   and the bottom most land,

Which is very much liked   by the serpents   was visible   to every one  ,

And due to the luster of serpent gems  , That great male  Hanuman   saw that,

And thought  , “I have done great penance   to   see   the wealth of  the king of serpents.”


4761.Remembering the  speedy splitting of the ocean  , due to great  wind,

Raised by the  huge wings of  very strong Garuda  when he went to steal   the nectar,

The people   of the serpent land   thought  that again the very strong Garuda ,

Has come back and thinking of means to escape, with great sorrow scattered here and there.


4762. Due  to that the monster fishes which normally   split and disperse ,

Became inactive  , the sharks  became sleepy  , the lustrous palm fishes died,

And with similarity    to   the wind which blows    at the end of the deluge  ,

That Hanuman who had sharp nails   went speedily   and the tides ,

Of the ocean were   pushed  and went as if they wanted to reach Lanka  before Hanuman.


4763. That emissary of Rama   who was flying   in the   sky  creating great scare ,

To  the  eight elephants carrying the world in eight different directions ,

Was resembling the three headed  mountain  which was  pushed ,

Travelling over the southern sea , when  Adhisesha held meru mountain,

Using his  thousand  hoods    and  the wind God   completely stopped blowing ,

And we can imaging the trouble that  things on his   path would undergo?


4764.Indra who holds   the Vajrayudha   and rides   on  the ever moving horse,

With his eyes which were  not able to follow the speed   of Hanuman   , who   taking a form,

In which the oceans and earth surrounded   by the ocean was   within  himself,

And was travelling with a speed in which top of  one universe   was dashing at another ,

Was looking like   the   matchless  Pushpaka  Vimana   going to city of Lanka.


4765.That  Hanuman who was going with great anger    was  praised by Devas,

Made the sages who were greatly learned   in Vedas   greatly   astonished  ,

And was saluted by the  people of earth  , wanted   to again  , 

Crush  the cruel and proud  Rakshasa  Ravana  and was  resembling,

The Kailasa   moubtain which was going alone in the sky.


4766.That Hanuman who was having   the form of  a Brahmachari  ,

Who was famous all over the world due to  the wisdom  which was  greater than Lord Brahma,

Was like the axle pin   for the entire   world,   which filled it with   dharma  and wealth,

And resembled the  golden Meru mountain who was  speedily going in search of his  long lost  son.


4767.That Hanuman who was speedily  going  , breaking the clouds and making fall the stars ,

Which  fell on the ocean full of tides  , confusing the sky  , tearing the   directions  ,

Making the Meru mountain move  , making the peaks  of mountain surrounded  by water ,

Resembled   his father, the wind god  , who blows angrily    at the time  of   deluge.


4768.When the effect of good deeds done   by Ravana   with twenty hands  and ten heads,

Who without any body’s help   sat alone   did great penance  by controlling his five senses,

Got exhausted  , as an evil omen, , Hanuman was like the Sun  instead  of rising in the east  ,

Started  rising  from the North    and started   going   towards   city of Lanka.


4769.Hanuman was  like the God  of death , Who after depending on    the human being  Rama ,

Fearing to be alone   and  has decided   to go to another safe place

With his  great power and his   being  eminently suitable  decided  to go  ,

To the great city  where Ravana   whose only   work was valour.


4770.Hanuman  was like the full  moon   which  spreads  light   of happiness ,

Everywhere , his shoulders  which were as tall as the sky   would make,

The very stout Meru Mountain ashamed  and he was like the full moon,

On the full moon day    at the time of deluge   when everything is destroyed.


4771.Hanuman was   similar to Garuda   who  flew   over all the divine oceans ,

Making them  tumultuous  , making  all the  hills which are  called mountains,

Follw him and  churning   the intestines   of all Rakshasas, to show his prowess ,

To the    very strong   Lord Vishnu    who holds    the divine wheel.


4772.That Hanuman    who travelled  making   the seven worlds  below,   shiver ,

Send his   tail up to the  end of the seven great  worlds where   the devas live,

And devas   were  greatly surprised  , that the   tail of Hanuman measured ,

Which was like the   rope  of god of death , the sky which was  measured by Lord Vishnu with his feet.


4773.  The tail  of Hanuman  who knew  Vedas , who  was full of  mercy,  

And enthusiasm , who  had challenged and was   jumping   over   that ocean,

Which was helping him  joyously,   hid itself on the   back of Hanuman  ,

So that   it cannot   be seen  by  those asuras who had drunk toddy ,

And were engaged   in silly tasks   and was like the  rope of god of death.


4774.  That  huge tail loosened   like  the poisonous  Adhi sesha who  was tying himself around

The Meru mountain and who was  staying   at the top of the mountain ,

Became listless  on seeing Garuda    as per wishes  of Vishnu   and  loosened   its one tie .


4775.The mountain like  Hanuman  who had victorious  and very huge shoulders  ,

And who was  like a  monkey lion , was going so speedily   like  that  and a   a huge   wind,

Was generated   which caused   the dashing against each other of the planes  of Devas.

Which were  travelling in the sky    and this caused   many of them to break and fall in that black sea.


4776. Due to that the world of Indra who was holding Vajrayudha became  apprehensive,

With the thought   about   the intentions   of Hanuman    who was going like   that,

And  in this earth   people felt  that  the great speed   of Hanuman who had curved sharp teeth,

Is not going  to be limited  to the boundary of Lanka and due to that they  got worried and ran away.


4777.Those aquatic animals who ate the whales   and  are  told to have a body,

Of one Yojana length    by the people and puranas ,  became   worried  and upset ,

When the tides  of the sea crossed   the oceans  and due to the   wing generated ,

By  the body of Hanuman when he jumped  over the sea, all sea fishes died and floated  on water.


4778. At the time    when Hanuman   was crossing the ocean by jumping  , his great hands  ,

Which gives him uncontrollable energy  , which were   similar   to each other   and,

Which gave him great speed  were similar   to  the brothers  Rama  and Lakshmana   ,

Who had  the great nature  of not separating from each other 

And going on both sides , in front of  Hanuman.


4779. When that mountain like Hanuman  was proceeding like a cyclone,

A mountain called Mainaka  which was looking similar   to the ,

Iravatha elephant which was  in the east among those   elephants  ,

Rose from the ocean   ay this scene   and  was as  tall as the sky.


4780. That mountain which touched the sky    had one thousand  golden peaks,

Which gave luster , which had   several streams    which never dried up,

And was similar to  the upper cloth  of  Lord Vishnu    and looked as if  ,

He had arisen from the sea full of fishes,  which wander about  ,

For the sake  of destroying the bad deeds  of the cruel asuras   , who were there.


4781.When the  matchless earth which was   holding that mountain  moved away due to weight,

Without understanding the wisdom as described   in the books  and  as if looking at ,

The world through   the sense organs   that  mountain had got drowned  in the ocean,

And was  rising up because Lord Vishnu was supporting it , in the form of turtle.


4782. That mountain rose like Garuda    who went inside   the sea to steal the  nectar,

Defeating   the king  of ocean and   moving    him away  , with its wings  ,

Which have not been cut   and growing on its sides  in a luxuriant manner  ,

And with its colour  which cannot be found fault with  matchlessly shining.


4783.That mountain rose   like  the  golden egg  which gave birth  to Brahma,

So that  , the   grace  of undying  divine God  who has neither beginning   nor end  ,

Is exhibited  And who after rising   created all the three   worlds   and all  its beings.


4784.And it was  similar to Lord Brahma   who was born out of that sea  who did,

Great penance    within the sea water   easily thinking  that  “Unless  I attain  that  creator,

Who is my father    without any doubt , I would not    do any    good    actions,”

and rose up   after   the penance  was completed.


4785. That mountain arose    from the ocean like the   moon god  ,

Which   rose from the sea when it   was churned   by the devas  and asuras,

As per the orders of Lord   Vishnu    who never   becomes old  ,

When   due to the sorrow   caused by giving  of the garland by Durvasa  to Indra  ,

And cursed   him so that  all the material  which were  in heaven would get drowned  in sea.


4786.That  mountain was saffron coloured   had  golden peaks  ,

Which were twined by blue coloured    coral creepers  ,

And   in all the surrounding   of those peaks , the makara fishes(sharks),

Who were   sleeping   along with  their ladies, lost their sleep and woke   up.


4787.The shells  in the sea  with bent bodies which were in advanced   stages of pregnancy  ,

Gave  birth to  very great pearls  and were in the sky like row of algae ,

In the crystal courtyard  and with    the conches    resembling the stars ,

Were resembling the full moon   in the clouded   sky with  lots of stars.


4788.The mountain rose with many thousand     thousands   of  different types of gems,

On its peaks    which were  like   the well extended   very long arms  ,

And were resembling   someone going inside the  ancient sea   ,

And coming   out with hands    full   of shining   lustrous  gems.


4789.The long  flag on tall Thethaa tree   touching the sky  was looking like  a garland,

Of  that mountain which rose up , whose white  streams were  falling down hidden like fate  ,

With  Panai fish and whale jumping continuously  in the mountain pond    without waking up  .


4790.Like  the sages who have given up all attachments who have attained    freedom,

From  six   types of hereditary enmities   and three   types of crimes  by their great wisdom,

The poisonous snakes  which have  been hiding in the  mountain caves   for long time,

And which were greatly suffering  due  to bloated body  breathed heavily and came out.


4791.That  Hanuman  who  is tainted with passion  , Seeing the mountain,

Grow up  within a time  a black gram   takes to roll on a mirror, rising  up from the ocean  ,

 Grew up bridging the sky and the  earth and  Hanuman  grew up  further and further

And with great  surprise  saw that mountain   and thought  “What   could be    this  thing?”


4792.Observing that   that big mountain   has spread all over the water and was very tall,

Hanuman who was going   thought  , that it was not good for him   pushed  the mountain,

So that  Its peak fell down making its roots come up   and peaks going down  ,

And making the land of devas   above him  , jump up on the sky.


4793That big mountain which was hiding under the sea   , scared of Indra,

Became nervous and scared  by that act  but with uncontrollable affection,

Assumed  a matchless human form   stood erect  before   Hanuman,

And said  , “my father please  hear what I have to say” and said.


4794.”Oh sir , I am not one belonging to   some other world .When Indra ,

The slayer of his enemies   sent Vajrayudha with a   command to cut  the wings,

Of  all mountains  and when all mountains were being  destroyed, the wind god,

With great love   pushed  me in to this   sea  and saved  me.”


4795.”Oh Hanuman who has shoulder higher than all  that is tall,

Because you are the dear son of wind god  , pushed   by the  great affection,

That I had towards him and because   there   is no help that  I can do to you,

I have come   up thinking that   you could rest for some time on my golden peaks  and then go.”


4796.”Oh Hanuman who stands firmly for justice  , The good natured   sea told me,

“The son of wind god as per the orders  of  Rama   who is coloured like black cloud  ,

Is coming  for searching Sita   with the intention   of    protecting Devas  ,

And so you please   go and stand   on a side of the sky. There is no greater luck than this.”


4797.”Oh Hanuman who wears a golden garland   over   his   broad chest  ,

Since  I  have  more affection towards you  than your mother , come here ,

Thinking of that   and accept   all that  I can give    you now. When a guest ,

Comes to his  house  , can the   host behave   in any other    way.”


4798.By those   words that valorous  Hanuman understood   that  , he  ,

Did not have any evil in him  , And with his face which was  shining  like scented  lotus,

Smiled  at him  and stared    at the direction from which those  pleasant words  came  ,

And saw the golden peaks of that mountain which had  bamboos grown on its slopes.


4799.Hanuman said ,” I will  not get tired  and the reason is the love  of Rama towards me  ,

And unless  I  am  able to fulfill my aim, I would not eat anything  and due  to the hugging ,

Of your love  ,  which is sweeter   than honey  ,

I have stayed in your home and what else  can I give you?”


4800. “The culture  of love   practiced   by the ancient seven  philanthropists,

The philanthropists of the middle period    and the last seven philanthropists,

Was great   and  because this body which has     received  love from you  ,

Has great strength than bones , we can say  , there is no worship better than love.


4801. That Hanuman who wore truth as ornament   looking at Mainaka   said,

Now itself I will reach  the mountain in Lanka city and if I am able    to return,

After   doing the work commanded   by Rama  , I would  partake   in the feast,

That is offered by you” and flew forward    with the eyes of mountain   following him.


4802. The  red sun of the sky  , the  cool moon  , the  various  planets  ,

On which all the devas   travelled, stars  , clouds   and all other things  on the sky  ,

Were  all crowding together  in a spot as they   did not have any difference of opinion,

And Hanuman went   speedily like  the  storm at  the time of deluge.


4803.The Sun seeing   that    he was  rising more higher than sea water  thought,

“When he was a toddler  not even able to walk   with his red feet  on the earth,

He had jumped   on my chariot  and I am not clear  as   to on whom he is jumping now.”


4804.The  strong body of  truth of Hanuman who was  of golden colour  having   white teeth,

Which were shining like a sword  by his sides  and his  very  highly held tail reaching the sky ,

Were dividing the atmosphere  as dark below him   and  very  lustrous   above him.


4805 When  the devas   full of wisdom   who came there  summoned  Surasa,

A lady with pure  mind and told her   to find out   the real strength  of Hanuman,

Who has undertaken to put an end   to all sorrows    that filled  the three worlds ,

That lady   took a form of a big Rakshasi     and stood    before   Hanuman.


4806. She took the form of a Rakshasi with a very big mouth  which was  ,

Extended  by her like human desire  and  told   Hanuman, “Oh Hanuman,

Who was born in the clan of very strong monkeys  , Please live  ,

Making even the cruel God  of  death   getting scared of you  ,

Please come as meat   for becoming as my food “ saying this  ,

She   stood with an open mouth  with her head   spread all over the sky.


4807.  “Oh Charitable one  , please become one who cures the disease  of my hunger  ,

And come quickly   and come  by yourselves   and enter  my mouth  ,

Which has huge teeth which are    stitched   by fat , as there is no path in the sky.”


4808.When Hanuman told her  , “You are a woman  and are suffering  ,

Due to pangs of hunger and so if I return after   successfully   completing ,

The job of Lord Rama  , You can eat my body and with love  and friendliness,

I agree   to this  “ hearing that , the Surasa  laughed  making fun of him.


4809.That Surasa then told “I would eat   your body and satiate  my hunger,

When all the seven worlds are   witnessing it . This   is my oath.”

And  Hanuman understanding the  thought   became    happy  and told  her,

“I would not go away   but   would enter your  mouth properly ,

And go away   and if you  are strong   enough  please   do eat me.”


4810.When Hanuman told like that  That   Rakshasi  opened  her mouth  ,

Which could not be filled up   even if the entire  universe   entered in to it,

And stood there   prepared   to eat him   and   seeing her act  , that valorous one  ,

Started growing bigger and bigger   in the sky making her  mouth small.


4811. That Hanuman who grew    very tall and  very  big  but suddenly   became very tiny  ,

Went in to the belly   of Surasa  and became like   food for her   and ,

When she breathed  out , he came out along   with the breath   and the  devas,

Seeing it said  , “hanuman who came to save us is indeed strong.”


4812.  That Surasa   assumed  her normal and usual form  ,lost her  fatty body,

And with a love increasing like a mother  greeted , ”Now  , is there  anything  ,

Which cannot be done you , “ and that  Hanuman with   the gold like body  ,

Becoming strong enough   to travel like  the lightning  , went  wearing those  good wishes.


4813.Kinnaras sang songs   and the ladies  recited the formations of music  ,

The Bhoothas which were   experts in dancing went on praising Hanuman,

The great Brahmins recited  the Vedas and the breeze gave  more energy.


4814 The breeze from  the garden filled with Mandhara    trees ,

Carrying the pollen of the tree  removed the sweat   from his lotus like  face,

.And his red ears   enjoyed   the honey like music   raised from Gandhara Veena,

Without making any mistakes  in Thala  by Vidhyadharas   sitting in their   own worlds.


4815.The Anghara Dhara   who was   a Rakshasi who was like Halahala poison,

Separated from that black sea   which had  rising tides   and it appeared  as if,

The black sea   itself has given birth   to another   black sea   and asked,

“Where   are you going   crossing     me , who am in the sea?”


4816. That Angara Dhara who could recognize an object  which  exists ,

One Kadham distance   within a second   silenced    the sea,

Just by the sound of her anklets   and was  like Madhu and Kaidabha  ,

Who came   seeking  Lord Vishnu   so that they can fight with him.


4817.  She had  two long bent ,side   teeth  which resembled the moon’s  crescent  ,

And had a mouth as big as the   case stitched by the  hide   of the big elephant,

Which was torn out   by Lord Shiva   who has a blue stain  on his neck due to poison.


4818.  She stood before Hanuman  , her head touching    the sky ,

And her feet being   washed by the water  of the ocean with big tides  ,

 And Hanuman who   had the great power of analytical thinking     ,

Understood that   she was a Rakshasi who   had eaten away dharma  and mercy.


4819.When she  stood  with her  big mouth open  , not  even  giving a path,

For him to go ahead   in the long sky    which covers   the entire world,

Hanuman that   servant of Rama , thinking to split open  .

That cave like  mouth of hers  , told   the following words   to her.


4820., “You tried to pull me down by the boon , which permits you,

To pull down a shadow  and in spite of  seeing,  my speed   which did  not reduce  ,

Due to your pulling  , You have   still not understood   my strength,

Also you are blocking the path   of the sky by your open mouth ,

Who are you?  And what  is the reason for you to stand here?”, he asked.


4821.She  then aid, “If any one   comes and stands  before me,

Thinking that , after all I am a lady , even if they are  the devas of heaven,

It is definite that  their soul would go away    from their body ,

And even if lord of death   comes    before my eyes ,

It is not possible for him to stop me   from eating him.”


4822.  She then opened her mouth  and that  great Hanuman went inside ,

And the God of Dharma    shouted with sorrow thinking   that Hanuman is no more,

The devas became sad but that huge  lion like   Hanuman  , even before batting of the eye  ,

Came back as   if he    was   born  once more in this world.


4823.Hanuman holding her long intestines   and  making   her  ,

Who had a toddy dripping mouth  wail , by  splitting her body  .

Reached the sky  and in this   he was   very similar   to Garuda,

Which entered the  mountain caves   with thorny  plants  ,

Carrying the snakes   in the cave   and flied away with great strength.


4824. That Hanuman who  was like   the  thilaka  among those ,

Who had received   the boon of “no death,”, came out  ,

Carrying the intestines  of that   Rakshasi  and was  similar to,

The kite which flies on the sky  , with the thread on earth and tail  in the sky.


4825. The devas shouted  with joy of victory , The asuras   became sad ,

And their body was covered with sweat  and even Lord  Brahma  ,

Was surprised and showered   flowers like   water  , The endless Lord Shiva,

Who was in the far away Kailasa  mountain  saw it  and sages greeted Hanuman.


4826. That Rakshasi had died  because Hanuman went   to her belly,

Through her mouth and split it open  and even before  one batted the eye  ,

He had assumed a  form as large    as the Meru mountain  ,

And he started   flying again  with a speed more than speed of thought ,

And he travelled   through    the path that  is travelled  by the sun,


4827.”The sorrows   told by those who showed the way were  innumerable  ,

And the methods    to remove those sorrows   were   very  many,

But they all  have now vanished  and if I  jump and cross the sea  ,

And reach Lanka   in spite of further  problems which  may come  on the way,

All   the sorrows  and road blocks   would go away”, thought Hanuman,


4828.    He stabilized    in his mind the thought    that  “If one tells the name “Rama”   

All the sorrows    which one has ,   would turn in to joy  ,  though sorrows come speedily ,

And there    was no other way   that  the thoughtless  Rakshasas  would stop causing sorrow.”


4829. That Hanuman  who was going through  the sky  went up to  the  land of devas,

Where  the Karpaga   trees keep on dripping honey  and from there   ,

Seeing  the city of Lanka   with  spires  as well strong golden  parapet walls  ,

Reduced his speed  , altered his path   and  alighted  in the old city of Lanka,

In a garden which had   green luster   on the   coral   mountains  .


4830. When that Hanuman who was   proceeding speedily  on the sky  .

Landed  in Lanka  and due to that  , the mountain was   pushed aside ,

Here and there   and   due to its shaking  , it resembled   a ship  ,

Where  the hot winds  from clouds   blew on it and made   travelling difficult.


4831.Standing   firmly on that  unimaginable ,  coral mountain  which was  touching   ,

Both the earth and the sky  , Hanuman saw carefully  the body  of  that   great city   of Lanka,

Which was like    the tender lady like the   land of devas  covering  itself with a mirror.


4832.Hanuman thought  , “If  one were   to see  this pretty city  and wave his lotus like hands,

And see   that this city resembles   the golden city of the devas , it would be an ignorant act  ,

And it would be greatly surprising   for if it were   more prettier than this    city  ,

Would that Ravana  who rules  all the globes, prefer    to live in this place  .”


4833.In this city   one can get whatever   he wants  and he can enjoy  it ,

Without any hatred  and  also   the   sweetness  of  pleasure   that we get here ,

Is not   available in heaven  according to the Vedas  and  so,

This city is far superior and  cannot  be compared to heaven which grants goodness.

(because   the devas who live in heaven work under Ravana)


4834.People say that  the interior  length of the city   is  seven hundred Yojanas,

And all great things  of all the three worlds were  available in  very large   quantity   in that   city  ,

And even  for those with sharp intellect  and with great knowledge  ,

Who examine everything very carefully  , would this  city can be seen fully  with the eyes  ,

And would   the intellect of examining the scene , be able to completely  examine it?



2.Oor thedu padalam

Chapter   on searching the city.


( The chapter    starts with bird eye view description of the city of Lanka.SEeingd the great security at the entrance Hanuman decides to  go in by jumping over the compound was. The lady Lanka prevents him. He hits  her    and realizing her    end has come in the city she goes away  . Hanuman searched  in that city for Sita. Ravana lives  in a separate fort in side that great city. Hanuman sees Kumbhakarna, Indrajit     as well as Vibheeshana , He enters the fort of Ravana sees Mandodhari and for a moment doubts whether  she is Sita   but quickly corrects himself . He also sees Ravana  .Unable to find Sita, Hanuman gets worried.

    In  Valmiki  Ramayanam    there is no special mention of city within the city in which Ravana lives   and also no  description  of the ladies of Ravana who were  Devas, Kinnaas, Vidhyadharas etc.  )


4835. Hanuman thought ”The houses   with several stories which push away the clouds in the sky,

Were   they  made using gold? Were they covered   with Manikhya   gems?

Were  they made   with lightning?, were they polished   by the sun light  ?

And  it was not possible to answer  in spite of great thought   to any of these  questions.”


4836.”All those tall  mansions  were  keeping   the land  of serpents  and that  of devas,

On their bottom and top  by  their great size    and  were giving    fear   to the  various worlds above,

And were   standing as if the storm which troubles  huge Meru mountain  , was like a breeze to it.”


4837. They were  looking as if   the ladies with sweet  talk  , collect   the  streaks ,

Of Lightning one by one from the clouds  , stack them by keeping one over the other  ,

And clean away   the   dust of sweet scented  pollen grains  from all sides of those buildings,

And had the ability to take water   from the Ganges of the sky   and sprinkle all over.


4838.Their  lotus like feet   reddened   by application of red paste ,

And the   ankles where the  jingling   anklets   were   worn,

Had   red and pretty  lustrous fingers   resembling coral gems  ,

And  when this light was reflected by the black clouds  , changed their colour,

And made them resemble   the pretty and soft hair of those Rakshasis.


4839.Those six legged   bees   which were   choked    by the sweetness ,

Of the scented and very sweet honey flowing from the  freshly opened,

Flowers of the karpaga tree , wanting to drink some other honey,

Went and slept  on the scented red lily flowers   and making this possible  .

The Ganges   of heaven  flowed though the moon lit courtyards of those buildings.


4840. The ladies    who were   teaching   to the parrot    the lisping   sounds ,

By playing flute  , Veena   and Yaazh   were not able    to find   ,

The difference between their forms   and    their images  ,

Which were   reflected   on the   gem studded  halls of those buildings.


4841.If we say that such  multi storey   houses   are   having the greatness,

Of the palaces   in which Indra lives , those    words   would be faulty  ,

And when it is so ,  we can only  think about   the upper  limit  of the wealth  ,

Of those Rakshasa by our mind but not compare   them to anything .


4842. Similar    to no  great gems  in  all the worlds  , not being comparable  ,

To the Kausthubha    gem  worn over his pretty chest   by Lord Vishnu  ,

The  architecture   of that great   city    made   by the hands ,

Of the great   Deva architect   would always exist without comparison.


4843In Lanka all trees are the Karpaga trees , all buildings were made of gold,

And all Rakshasa   girls   were   attended and served   by Deva   maidens,

And all the devas who had lost their strength   were serving  the Rakshasas,

And all  these  were not attained  by them  not because   they are suitable  but due to great  penance.


4844. To the king  of this city of Lanka  , all   the Devas   were slaves,

And those   who do not serve him   are the  holy trinity  ,

Though   Lord Brahma who is one among them serves   here,

Possibly because    there is nothing that is impossible to have by faultless penance.


4845. Neglected   by finding fault    that without doing war they got defeated ,

Were    very strong elephants that    were standing   in all  powerful  directions 

Which were standing aside   and   those   elephants   which did  not belong to here were,

The five handed son of  Lord Shiva   ,elephant   of The  Lord Sastha  ,

And the matchless   one wheeled    chariot    of the Sun god.


4846. This city was   similar  to the belly of   Lord Vishnu  , the  only one   after deluge  ,

Where   all the beings    of the earth were   living crowded and all  the horses ,

Of this world   except those tied  tio the chariot of the   round Sun God    were here.


4847. The huge sound raised from the drums  , the trumpeting sound of elephants  ,

Were   similar to the sound of the ocean   and  by the  sound of anklets  ,

Worn by the pretty damsels there which was   to the  lisp of song,

Sung using    the great flute  , the  perfect music raised everywhere  became subdued.


4848. The  parking place of chariots   housing  chariots built by    emeralds ,

And Manikhya gems   along with   the large number of horses,

Were  putting to shame even the sun God, due to their luster,

And when things are like   that,  if we   compare Lanka with good great  heaven,

That   heaven would indeed    be comparable to hell only.


4849.Due to the  luster   which fills that city which   was having  ,

All the beauty of the world  spreading everywhere, even,

The very angry Rakshasas  lost their black     colour ,

And moon   that was moving near by lost its black stain,

And   the black sea which was  all around the    world  ,

Was looking as if  the purest   god had melted  and was moving.


4850. Those huge houses  in that city   with great security , made us ,

Not able to tell  that   the Sun gods  have the power to remove   all the darkness,

From everywhere  in all globes, due to the fact   that   those Suns  ,

Were like small fire   flies   in comparison  and were  not able to give light at all.


4851. Due   to sea  swallowing     honey , sandal paste  , the well scented musk paste  ,

The   flowers of the Karpaga tree   which were shining   like the stars  in the sky ,

And  the water  of rut of victorious elephants  along with the  river water,

Was having along with  it  , the fishes   with    a divine scent.


4852.Shall we  praise the architect  of the devas   or  shall we praise  ,

Ravana who did  the great penance   which was merged with the truth   or,

Shall we praise Lord Brahma  who gave   doubtless   boons to him?

Whom shall we  who  have an ignorant   and tired mind  praise,

Among the architect  , Lord Brahma    and  That Ravana?


4853.Though   the forests and gardens there   were  made with red gold,

And many other gems  , all those trees there   were  yielding  honey and fruits  ,

And how can the heaven as   well as the earth    ever obtain  ,

This great technology  except through penance? Is there any other way?


4854.If the Meru mountain comes to know   about the    height of the tall tower ,

Of this city, then water  , earth and fire would start blowing towards the top,

And the great air as   well as the   well mentioned  very broad   sky  ,

Being  not be able to celebrate    their greatness , would get ashamed and become white.


4855.All poets would tell   that  the sun God with his  one thousand rays,

Would not go above the golden city of Lanka  , fearing the wrath of Ravana ,

Possibly not  knowing  that due to the luster of the   walls,

Which have not been caught by   others, the eyes of Sun are  glazed and he avoids them.


4856. That Ravana who uprooted   the Kailasa   mountain   thinking  ,

That all the devas   were evil doers  , thought to make   a  way  to prevent,

Their entry in to his city  , constructed   its boundary    walls  ,

In such a way that  it raises above the limitless sky.


4857. Crossing that   pretty boundary walls  , even whirl  winds,

Would not be able to enter  inside , Sun’s hot rays would not enter  ,

The  job of the God of death would not enter   and saying   that,

From now onwards  Devas   would not enter to fight  is a silly statement  ,

And at the time of deluge   even if everything is destroyed, Dharma cannot enter  inside.


4858.That pretty  Lanka  surrounded by   the sound making  ocean with huge tides ,

Due to the beauty  of   the lustrous   spires of all its buildings    resembled  ,

The golden egg that   was produced  by Lord Vishnu  lying on a serpent from his belly.


4859. If the songs are  sung by many , the people    who dance to those songs,

Are many more   and many  more people    than them are the people who witness  it,

And among them are those who play musical instruments  , The deva maidens,

Who were  thirsting for freedom and people who were witnessing  the dance of those maids.


4860. The Vidhyadhara  maidens  dance  unlike    the Deva  maidens  ,

And when those Vidhyadhara maidens win  , The  dancing  girls dance with them,

And unlike those dancing girls with cloud  like   hair , The Rakshasa  maidens,

Would  continue to dance in a different way and  if they dance without getting tired,

The serpent girls    would keep on studying  the movements specially , formulated for dance.


4861. The nine types of wealth     becoming like   the  maids   and come ,

Holding their hands  , Apparels, ornaments  , garlands and sandal paste  ,

And give them   to those  who    enjoy passionate  pursuits in that   city,

And when this   is told by mouth  , the determination of others  get destroyed,

And even if they are thought about, Hanuman thought  it is a crime  .


4862. The four headed Lord Brahma   after   praising    the Deva architect ,

Just like showering gems     on the huge   golden Meru mountain,

And after   firmly thinking , instructed him how to build a city  ,

And that architect   carried out    the instructions    with great effort  ,

And  constructed the city Of Lanka   so that  it is praised by the world.


4863.Due   to the soft music  produced from playing   the Makara  Veena,

The huge sound  of  ocean dug by   the sons of  king Sagara   was subdued,

And  due to the Akil  smoke  due to burning  of Akil by  ladies  living ,

In the huge mansions having towers which touch all four  directions

All the    cloud formations   in the sky were completely hidden.


4864 He was  not able to see   a single  person who was worried ,

Because the city was  filled   with  those who were singing   and dancing ,

After drinking toddy served by   assistants   in the  cool scented gardens  ,

Which were   filled   with Karpaga trees  dripping with honey  and on the  terraces  ,

Of huge  mansions   which were   constructed  with crystal.


4865.The Rakshasas  drank the alcoholic drink given by their   soul like Rakshasis,

And they tasted    the honey like music  , drank  the honey from their lips  ,

Enjoyed the love prattle made  by  them  , observed   various aspects  ,

Of love tiff  and enjoyed them,  and saluted them and made them peaceful.


4866.  The   line designs made  on the    young breasts    of the Rakshasis  ,

Drawn by the   fluid made of Kumkum   were clearly   visible   on their black bodies,

And they whose  eyes have   changed in looks due to their  love  tiff,

Drew on the heads of the Rakshasas   patterns  by the red cotton  fluid applied to their  feet.


4867. That Lanka surrounded by the   sound producing ocean on all sides,

Due to its coral  reefs on the sea   looked  like the red mouth  of Rakshasis ,

Who talk  sweetly like   Vilari  ppan  and with spear like    eyes of its ladies ,

It was similar    to the ponds   where kuvalai flowers   which  have opened  up,

And was also like    the  forest of lotus flowers  due to many of their cool faces.


4868. While  Lord  Brahma and all other   beings  living on earth  marking it ,

It had plenty of space   for Rakshasas    to wander   about   and in spite of that,

The old  earth did not   develop cracks  , and the  only proper  ,

Option   was to become joyous about   it   and not feeling  sorry , for what was the use of it?


4869. They    were having   very huge bodies   , had matchless   valour  ,

Had huge army which  had capacity to dig the earth   and overturn it  ,

And   could not be properly estimated due to the boons    that they   have got  ,

And could not be  understood by others  ,   had capacity to do illusion,

And   do these Rakshasas   who were like  those  who cannot be  limited any where  ,

Similar   to people of one street going  to another  street  resemble

The people    of  one country going to another ?


4870. There   were no males there   who were not wearing  heroic   anklets  ,

On their legs  ,who did  not hold spear in their hands  like  God  of death  ,

And who did not posses   eyes   that were    burning  like fire  ,

And there   were  no ladies   who did  not have hairs not swarmed by bees  ,

Who  do not mark the hairs of males   with red paint   of their feet,

And   Who   do not have   a mouth uttering words   as sweet as music of Yaazh.


4871.The elephants which wear ornamental mask  , which have  ,

A  meat smelling body  which is followed   bees  , which travel with great speed,

Which had long white tusks  , which had    reddish heads   ,

Which had  blackish bodies  , which had pride   due to strength  ,

And   which had the looks  of a huge mountain   and were ,

Similar   to the   Rakshasas   who had   reddish hairs.


4872. The Deva maidens   who   had long eyes who were capable  of dancing ,

As per the flow of Tala  making   the minds of other   Deva maidens   shake,

Like their very thin waists  , smiled  showing their white teeth outside ,

And felt greatly shy  on   seeing the rustic  and unorganized   dance movements ,

Of the Rakshasi   dancers    who were    dancing after taking alcohol.


4873.  Let   the  killing of enemies    stay ,for it is easy   for another  great army  ,

To join together    and    stay  in this city  , because   the angry   and cruel Rakshasis,

And Rakshasas not liking    the   ornamental wealth that  they were wearing  ,

Threw them in all streets   and it  became  impossible   for  others to move about?


4874.Garlands  , ear globes  , the ornaments worn by everyone  ,  sandal paste  ,

, The three types of ruts  of elephants  , the  foam of  the   mouth  of,

The   horses  which had  their   reins  being  pulled  from homes  ,

And broad land  pieces   were  pulled  by several rivers  ,

And all these   sunk completely   in the deep  waters   of the ocean.


4875.”When I tell  about   the news about   what I did as an emissary,

Would I say    that  its army of archers   is very big  or  would  I say that ,

The army holding spears   is bigger than that   or   would I say  ,

That the army   of its wrestlers   is bigger   or would I say  ,

That its army holding    the sword is  more stronger  or would  I say  ,

That  the army   using   the fire spitting weapons like  Kappana  and Dandayudha   is bigger?’


4876. After   thinking about several things  like   this  on seeing  the city of Lanka  ,

Thinking that   these Rakshasas  may  come in front and possibly    attack him  ,

He  reduced  the size of his body   and stayed   in that   coral mountain  ,

Whose  bottom  was full of Deva dharu trees    and the Sun   set on western ocean.


4877. In all places   of the city  pitch darkness   spread , like the evil done by,

One   who became wealthy   by doing unsuitable deeds  , who never   thinks  ,

Anything in his mind  , who does    not obey good advice, who never thinks  ,

About the death   which comes   and  who is  not attached to truth.


4878.Lord Shiva who  with his axe burnt   three   different boundary walls ,

Ripped of the  very   big  hide  of the  elephant, during the   Yagna 

Conducted by    the sages  of Daruka   forest   and made a big cover  ,

To this entire forest   and   this darkness   was  similar to   it.


  4879.Due to the poison spread  all over  the year ,   from   the very sad  Adhi Sesha ,

The king of snakes , which was   expelled     from all its   heads,   which had  ,

Affected   all the worlds   without  any defects were  burnt ,

By the raging fire    and it looked that  darkness   everywhere   was   due to spreading smoke.


4880. The darkness   was like  the   spreading tarnished  fame   of Ravana ,

Born in a  charitable family   who had   imprisoned   an  innocent 

And chaste  lady Sita   using his undiminished    strength  .


4881. When the darkness   spread everywhere and showed the cruel  way,

 The  Rakshasas, who were capable   to go any direction    due to the power  of their chants  ,

Travelled   in that path  and went upwards and reached    everywhere.


4882. Those Rakshasa  soldiers   who  were following   the orders  of Ravana,

Armed with a  spear  and  were doing   cruel deeds, would go,

To the prosperous   town of  Indra,  the pretty   world   of the  moon,

And also go near    the world where   the God of death lives.


4883.They would go  upwards   to the sky   where  the Deva maidens ,

Vidhyadhara  ladies  , Serpent ladies and  Yaksha  ladies ,

Were going  like a streak of lightning   after completing   their shift for the day.


4884. The devas, asuras , the  people  of serpent world with red  eyes,

The Yakshas   who were  liked by all  ,  the Vidhyadhara   kings ,

And many others   who have  not been listed, due   to  being  engaged,

In doing jobs which were  not evil assembled in the sky  and scattered away  the darkness.


4885. The devas   who were moving   like  the row of pictures  , being scared ,

That  due to their being late  , Ravana would get angry  , were running

Making their pearl necklaces   , crowns  and upper cloths  , slipping and falling down.


4886. Then the moon   appeared   in the sky  possibly indicating that ,

For the sake  of  burning  the cruel and evil deeds  which were  ,

Scalding  and wiping  out Dharma . the   masculine   rain,

Called Hanuman  has   come  to the    city of Lanka.


4887. The moon came  out  in the limitless   eastern direction  ,

Similar     the   face   of a very pretty lady whose forehead,

Was decorated by   the moving hair curls  thinking   that  ,

“The emissary of Rama has come  and my father Indra  has got a good life.”


4888. The white cool moon  was like   the white   royal umbrella  of Lord Indra,

Who has    started  out thinking   that  his Rakshasa  enemies are  no more ,

And   the white tides   of the ocean like    the royal fans  ,

Was rotating round and round on all sides  and was shining.


4889. As if  the white pot moon which was shining for doing the  good of the world,

Had been used   to again and again,  take   the ocean of milk    and pour,

The white moon light  spread on mountain slopes, planets and among stars.


4890. As if the Kamadhenu of  Sage Vasishta   who has   great penance  has been,

Made as the rising mountain , and  as if its white  udder    was the   white  full moon,

And as if  the  flow of milk from its udder  given without pain are  the rays of the moon,

The   light   of the moon  looked as if milk has   been poured everywhere.


4891.All the stars  in the sky resembled   the  flowers   sticking on Hanuman,

As a result of rain of flowers   by the devas and it appeared   as if,

They were scared  of the cruel Ravana and were neither going up nor down.


4892.All the beetles  that   had settled   in each jasmine flower were like ,

The pieces  of darkness    that become proud at night   and   the pieces of moon,

Trying   to  pry out   those  black pieces  and appeared   as if,

 They were both fighting with each   other  feeling that  it was a minor enemy.


4893. The white  moon which spreads   its fresh light   in all directions  ,

Speedily   mixed    with all places   and  that city   with its  gem studded  ,

Boundary walls   looked as if   it was covered by a very white and thin  cloth.


4894.Like the journey of the matchless   arrow   of Rama   of great character  ,

Which was not found fault with   because   of its    relation with Hanuman,

The  fame of Rama , crossed that moat , entered the city   of Lanka ,

And  was like  the matchless  luster which had spread everywhere.


4895. At that time Hanuman  after  thinking deeply  about   the different ways  ,

To enter the city by his wisdom  , did not take    the straight   path ,

But  took a path which was different and was   praised by Devas   for that ,

And tried to reach  that  city of Rakshasas   who travelled by crooked paths.


4896. Then he reached   the boundary wall   made of gold  which was having  

The ocean as its moat   and whose   top went beyond the seven worlds ,

And reached   the empty   space   that  were beyond it   and   which does  not alter,

Even at time of deluge   when the rushing    waters   damage   the entire world.


4897. If one says   that the sun with hot rays which never   alters  from its path  ,

Did not go over this city being scared  of Ravana   who wears   garland of victory  ,

And who is a cheat , then it is not true  because   going  over   the boundary walls,

Is difficult  and  he  was   avoiding them and going  elsewhere   , thought  Hanuman .


4898. Hanuman wondered   about that  wealthy Rakshasa   thinking   that ,

“The amount of riches stolen by Ravana   are  measureless,

And  to know about them even a little  is very difficult   and so,

The fort in which those are kept   should be broad  like the globe itself,

And the height   of the walls  are  as if they touched    the sky   .”


4899. That Hanuman was walking alone  in to the old    city,

Making fire at deluge  , male lions  and the big elephant in rut   ashamed,

Saw on the   southern side  where   orders of God of death   having a  spear and big army ,

Are obeyed   and saw before him the entrance  with towers  looking like  a   cruel mouth.


4900.He thought  , “Has this been   made   after  keeping here    the  Meru  mountain  ,

Or has it been made   as a  ladder to attain the  land of devas   or is it a  pillar,

Constructed  in the middle  so that   all the seven worlds   never   suffer   any damage  ,

Or is it an outlet   for the water    from the city     to enter   in to the sea.”


4901. “Even if all the beings  living  in  all the seven worlds join together,

Instead   of entering one by one    they can enter   the town together  ,

And possibly   this is  the only door which is like     that but  if it is ,

Constructed only  for people of Lanka to enter , then our  enemy ,

Must be bigger     that all the seven worlds  together” Hanuman thought


4902. Hanuman saw    that it was guarded   by three hundred   vellam soldiers ,

Who were valorous standing close to each other , engaged  in  stealing,

Materials belonging to others and   who had   very cruel strength ,

Standing  armed with sword   with thorn like teeth , one behind other  ,

As per their ranks , and felt that  the security cannot be insulted  by others.


4903. Those    very powerful Rakshasas were armed   with  weapons like  ,spear , axe  , sword ,

Bows  and arrows resembling god of death , Iron Nerinji, Musundi, Stick  ,

Circular staff, wheel , Vajrayudha,  throwing knife, hand held spears and Bindi  pala.


4904.They were  having dense red hair on their head, were having great anger ,

Were like the Palasa forest  which flowers in the month of Panguni (march-April)  and was shining ,

And were   experts in using Goad , slings which can throw  stones for a long distance ,

Ropes which can  tie    the bodies    of their enemies and other cruel weapons.


4905.He saw  that naval force   whose numbers   were beyond the power of estimation ,

Holding lamps   which eat away the darkness   and give out light   making,

Even God of death with a very hard heart scared standing ,

In the gem studded   entrance to the tower  and which appeared as if  they never get tired.


4906.” In which collection of devas   and asuras   are there  people   who have  ,

The capability to cross the long courtyard  of that  old tower entrance?

If the enemies are like this   and    security    is like this  ,

How will the war started   by  us and  Lord Rama come to an end”, thought  Hanuman.


4907.He further thought  that “Crossing the  deep sea  is not a difficult task,

But crossing  this security ocean like   army  is indeed a difficult   job,

And if my decision errs even a little , I would not able   to complete  ,

My duty of seeing the Goddess , for if I start   a  war  with them,

It would    continue    for several months  as they are capable of fighting a long war.”


4908.”If properly thought   going through the  entrance of this tower   would be  very hard,

And people like me who are   strong should not proceed   in path made by them,

And so it would be better    me to cross this wall  which prevents   sun light,

And then I can enter the city with great speed  “ thinking like this he went to one side.


4909- 4915.At that time , the  guardian goddess  of Lanka  , Who was like the life span  ,

Of that city  which is guarded   by her, who was like a snake ready  ,

To swallow the sun God   at that time , who had eyes   that were spitting fire ,

Who was standing   on the path taken by Hanuman   who had shoulders like pillars,

Who was   having   eight shoulders  , who had four faces  , who had  a  lustrous chest  ,

Which touched all    the seven worlds   and was going even beyond it  ,

Who had a rotating eyes , who had similar power of the God of death   in fist fight ,

By which she can tie     all the three   worlds , who did  not have  patience  ,

Who went on  watching all the eight    directions wanting to know  ,

Whether many people    coming from a far off places,

Who was making    sound like   black clouds  , who was   wearing  ,

Anklets   on her legs    which   made   the enemies   scared  ,

Who was standing    with great anger, who was wearing several shining ornaments,

Who was holding in her hands  spear , sword , cruel mace , rope  ,

The conch that destroys   the enemies, Bows , cruel arrows ,

Who was looking like   the  Meru mountain  , who had teeth like the crescent of   the moon,

Who was emitting smoke   through her  mouth  , who had great anger  even scaring god of death,

Who was dressed in cloth     with five colours  who had speed  like Garuda  ,

Capable   of scaring all serpents  , who did   not   have    any mercy,

Who had an  upper cloth which was weaved    with gold  ,

Who was made pretty by wearing garlands of pearls   in lustrous pretty conches

Who   was wearing a   shirt weaved by the pearls   which were   born in the sea

Who has voice as sweet  as the Swara called Thara sung   in  the  yaazh,,

Which has been decided     by the best of books, who was wearing   a crown ,

And  a waving garland  made of Mandhara   flowers  frequented by   the bees,

Which drink honey  and  sing songs in the Kanthara  Paan,

Who    was doing strong beneficial     things   to the   ancient city of Lanka,

Which is surrounded  by ocean   and which  makes   all the beings scared,

Who was living  in   city of Lanka  and  who had     eyes    which were  like  a  cover

Looked at Hanuman and roared at   him , “Stop, Stop”  and before Hanuman could think  ,

And understand who was   coming , went   and stood  before him  ,

And Hanuman seeing    her welcomed her by saying  “Please come,  come.”


4916. That  Lady of Lanka   who had  burning fire like eyes  , out of which  ,

Smoke was coming  looked at  Hanuman told, “Oh ignorant   and innocent one ,

You have done that which should not be done, you are  not a bit scared,

And what is the point   in getting angry  on silly monkeys ,

Which live  by eating   roots    and leaves. Do not  make me your enemy  ,

By  trying to cross  these  lime washed walls .Run away from here.” She said.


4917.Hanuman   who knew the effect   of good things   along with Dharma,

And who had a  mind that will not make  him proud, with  anger burning   in his mind,

Suppressed that , looked at the  lady of Lanka  and peacefully told   her,

“I have reached here ,   out of the desire to see the beauty   of this  city,

If I am who is weak reached   this place  , what do you  loose ?”


4918. Even before  Hanuman said this ,  She looked at   Hanuman  and said,

“Even I asked you to leave , you are staying and talking against me  ,

Hey  silly fellow , who are you ? When even Lord Shiva    who burnt  ,

The three cities would be scared   to stand before me  , if you  get,

The desire  to see  the city, is this city the one which can be attained by you easily ?” and  then laughed.


4919. The matchless Hanuman seeing that lady Lanka    who laughed ,

Smiled   within himself  and that lady Lanka asked him “who are   you,

Under whose   orders have you come ?, If you  loose your soul by me  ,

What benefit will you get? Hey, would not you run away”  and ,

That famous Hanuman   said  , Without entering the city  , I would not go back?”


4920.”If God of death comes   to war with me   as soon as he sees me  , he will die,

And this  silly   fellow   , like Lord Shiva who swallowed    the poison which arose   from the   sea,

Is laughing and so this   one  who has enmity    is definitely not a  monkey 

Thinking like    this and watching    actions of  Hanuman she started   getting  worried.


4921 “I will kill him  and if I don’t  ,  he would destroy  the city of Lanka,”

Thinking like this   she told, “If you can win over me  , you please    do so”

And with her eyes   and mouths full burning fire flames  ,  took a trident,

Threw it on Hanuman and said  , go in the sky made   bright  by the moon.


4922.  That  Hanuman who does  not    even do a mistake  by his mind  ,

Making the Devas happy   caught   suddenly  the trident thrown by   the lady of Lanka ,

Who was holding a great rope  , which was coming to him like a streak of lightning  ,

And which was spitting out  fire  , by his teeth   and like Garuda breaking serpents  

Took it by his hands  , broke in to several pieces     and threw it on earth.


4923, Seeing that the trident sent by   her on Hanuman  was  broken  and lying down on dust  ,

She screamed like fire   sent several divine weapons   on him   and that   faultless Hanuman,

Approached  the  Goddess of Lanka  , snatched   all weapons    from her   hand,

And without throwing them on her    threw    them upwards to the sky.


4924 . That lady of Lanka who was not  a vulture  and  without knowing   where  ,

Her divine weapons were scattered, screamed like the clouds  hitting  ,

A huge mountain  , became very angry  , imagined    that the mountains ,

Were   like balls and  dice  , lifted them up and   hit hanuman,

With them  scattering    fire    to all sides


4925.Even before they hit him , Hanuman caught her eight hands   with his one hand ,

And thinking that   this enemy is a lady   and how will I fight    with her,

For killing her   would lead to sin   and hit her chest   by his other   hand,

And she fell down on earth   like a huge mountain   by a huge   thunder.


4926 . She who had    fallen on the ground    chided   herself   and got drowned,

In her stream of blood   and holding to the grace  of  Lord Brahma    stood   up,

And standing   before   the emissary   of Rama whose feet are   saluted  ,

By all types  of inferior and superior   beings   and   told as   follows.


4927.”Oh matchless one  as   per the orders   Lord Brahma   who created the world  ,

I reached the  old city  of Lanka   and was  guarding    it and my name  ,

Is the “great lady of  Lanka” and because a  mistake has occurred   ,

In my job of guarding the city  , I got confused   and did this lowly act,

And so you  please go freely    and if   you take mercy in me , I would tell the truth.”


4928.”When I asked as to how  long  I would   be guarding     this old   city  ,

Addressing Lord Brahma    who is beyond any   questioning   he told me,

“When a very strong monkey   touches   you with its hand  ,

And when you get angry at it  , you would    be seeing  me ,

And at that time the pretty city of Lanka   would  be without doubt destroyed.”


4929.” Oh sir  ,   the words  of Lord Brahma     has become true that  ,

Dharma will win   and sin would   be defeated which are words of truth  ,

And these  suit you very much   and from now  on   all the acts that  you think about  ,

Would be realized and there   would be nothing   that    you cannot do,

Enter the golden city of Lanka.” And after  praising him thus  ,

She    went away from there after   saluting    him.


4930. The valorous Hanuman   affectionately     saw her and told  ,

“What you told is the truth and that   is what is going   to happen,”

And saw in his  mind    the great lotus   like divine feet   of Rama ,

Saluted them  , Jumped and crossed   that golden wall and entered,

In to the old Lanka    populated    by silly people , which   was like ,

Sprinkling curds    here and there   in the ocean of  milk and entered it.


4931. Seeing that  the  top of the mansion made by flawless   gems   touching   the sky ,

Removed  the darkness  and was spreading  light everywhere,  the  learned Hanuman,

For a moment doubted    whether the sun God driving  chariot

With one wheel has arrived and was taken aback.


4932.Then understanding the truth   that the    city of Lanka which had mansions    constructed,  

 Using gems  was    removing   the darkness   and that  the Sun god  with his rays and light  ,

Had gone away being put  to shame by them , and he thought  that  if  the Sun without any shame,

Comes   to  the centre of the city surrounded by walls ,

He would be like  a  firefly  which had come earlier.


4933.Possibly due to the   ancient city  of Lanka   which  has a  golden mountain giving out light ,

Which is situated   in between golden boundary walls   and Which has     great   mansions ,

Which shine due to being constructed  by greatly lustrous gems ,  all the Rakshasas,

In that great city   started   moving   about   at the night  .


4934.Hanuman with   well formed shoulders told himself  that  the beauty ,

Of that   city   was like Mandhara mountain which gave nectar and the fame of Rama,

And thinking that   walking by the road    would lead   to many problems ,

Reduced   the size of his form  and went by  the places near the buildings.


4935.That Hanuman  with a divine feet    who crossed the   huge sea  searched ,

In all cowsheds, places where   elephants are kept , in houses  where many ,

Types   of animals are grown, in horse sheds  , the well guarded   densely form  gardens,

And went from one place    to another like the bees   which shift from flower to flower.


4936.The light showered by the rows of mansions   embedded  

With large star like  gems  ,  surrounded Hanuman   wherever he  went ,

And   so that  son of wind God  assumed  some times  a black colour  like his lord Rama  ,

So that  it was difficult    to   see him by the eyes but easy to see using mind ,

And some times  white like Lord Brahma  and red like  Lord  Shiva.


4937. He saw the Deva maidens who had tied their breasts   with cloth ,  giving pain,

To their waist as it   was not able to carry that burden  giving  bath  ,

In the Sankhamukha river   to the   Rakshasa  ladies and seeing that  ,

It became obvious that   those who want   to accumulate   good fortune ,

Cannot    do it   by any other   action except   by   doing penance  ,

Let all those   who have the ability    to see  this , see  this fact,


4938.  He saw  that with a shining  pleasant looking lotus like face   the Deva maidens  gave bath ,

Using the   clear water   of the honey dripping  Deva Daru gardens  ,

The  Rakshasa maidens  took bath   like peacocks of the forest,

And  young swans   with joy in those divine waters  of the sky Ganges.


4939. He saw that In the best Yaazh   with seven types   of strings

 Made according to traditional grammar,

With their red stained  hands  which were  tender  like new leaves    getting pained,

When the songs  made by those Rakshasa ladies measuring them as per the beats ,

Was confusing and giving rise    to harsh sounds  ,

Those   maids closed their mouth with their flower like hands .


4940.He saw those Rakshasa  maidens sitting in their    own seats were watching the dance  by

Gandharwa maidens  in the  golden stage   whose   roof was made   by flowers  ,

With light provided    by the gem lamps that   fulfill all   our    wishes,

After  understanding the traditional music   as per the Vilambitha sound  of the beats.


4941.He saw those   Rakshasa  maidens   were drinking the best of the alcoholic drinks ,

Like the  irrigation water   of the  crop to quench   limitless   passion   towards  their husbands,

Lying on the crystal courtyards    which was giving them pain like    spears ,

Having  their black Kajal applied  fish like  eyes turned  deep red    due to great  love tiff .


4942.He saw their faultless   black eyes   getting    the reddishness  of their husband ,

Their red  mouth which were  like Thoothula fruit   assuming    

White colour due to getting great enjoyment,

And the  Rakshasa  ladies and gents  getting proud alternatively  by drinking  the wine of love


4943.He saw  Rakshasa  ladies   who were applying   red cotton juice   to their,

Lustrous  coral feet , who were getting great shining   beauty   by applying  ,

Sandal paste mixed with camphor  and other scented   materials  all over  their body,

Who had applied Kajal to their wonderful   sharp arrow   like eyes  ,

And getting ornaments   from Karpaga tree  and wearing   them  as they approved them


4944.The fault committed by the husband who  had    the ability to kill  a tiger ,

Entering the mind and causing trouble, the ladies  who had   spear like eyes,

With their  mouth  which used  to give nectar , exhaled  poisonous fumes  like snake,

And their  very thin  waist  which was like a   streak of lightning  shaking  ,

With their anklets   making   sound   of sorrow kicked their husbands  but they enjoyed it more.


4945. Those ladies who have a clean waist   which was  like a  plain ground ,

Seeing their  moon like face reflected   as an ugly face   in the alcoholic drink,

Became  listless due to the breaking  of their mind, and their black eyes became red,

Red mouth   turned in to white, their eye brows    started  bending  and twitching 

And sweat  started   appearing on them  and they   screeched  at their husband.


4946. He saw  many Rakshasas sleeping after   drinking   the honey like juice  of the lotus like mouth

Coming   from in between their  white   teeth of the   Rakshasa ladies   with spear   like eyes,

Which cannot be obtained  in sugarcane juice, in the  caves   on the mountain slopes  ,

In the gardens with water flow  or    in the homes of toddy sellers   ,

Or in the homes of Yavanas and in clean ocean of milk also.


4947.He also saw   ladies who were greatly worried   and breathing   deeply

After   they found  fault with   their  handsome husband  , and left him after   love tiff,

Causing  the sandal paste    that they had   applied on their stout   breasts   dry,

And then like   the  red coloured lotus flower   with red colour  which has just opened,

Held their  faces  in their flower like hands  and were with a swinging  soul.


4948.Due   to te very great passion  towards    their husbands   carrying weapons ,

Due to his  parting  , Hanuman saw that the lady   lying like a dead body  ,

On her beds where   pollen grains   move about   and  due to  the  love  for them,

Which cause   great sorrow   and were   not moving    their eyes  from  the path,

That he is likely to come and were shivering seeing the smile  ,

Of the emissary   maid , whom   they had   sent  ,  they got back their soul.


4949.He  also saw  Gods of the homes  being worshipped by ladies  wearing  conch bangles   and anklets,

Garlands  and waist belts  ,  which were making   sound like   various  drums,

Which gave out big sounds and  with  very huge hair which   spreads   scent ,

Along with deva maidens   having reddish mouth   singing auspicious songs   as per proper Tala.


4950.   He saw  that the luster due to light   that was coming from ornaments was  come continuously, 

As well as with breaks  and fought   with the darkness ,

And that they were sending  their eye which survey their ear globes,

Which  was  like the  very  different sharp spear   which   goes and pierces the heart of lads ,

That several tires of conches with hole   and drums shout   like    the clouds,

And that   the ladies   were  coming in festival garb like peacocks  in love with clouds.


4951. He saw them leaving out  their  nature of fighting    with their   husbands   in their beds,

And getting ready   to fight    the great war of love , with a mind   seething with anger ,

Opening   their  eyes applied with Kajal   and it appeared   as if   they were ,

Taking out the  ghee applied sword   which are their eyes   from its case.


4952.He saw   pretty ladies  who were  like a picture  , with their feelings and enthusiasm  ,

And other things remaining   with their husbands  , moving away  and  getting in to love   tiff  ,

Who  were like   female swans with feathers  and their lightning  streak like waists ,

Were getting  listless   and  they were   remaining   alone with their  hot deep breath.


4953.He saw people   entering   newly constructed homes  which were  in all streets,

Of the new town  which had   several   water   storages and   also saw  them,

Driving their white  planes  covered with pearls  , rising up like lightning  , piercing    the heavy   clouds  ,

And remain   there with  Kinnara  birds   singing  and   with  the serpent ladies ,

Surrounding them    and getting them with song “long live”


4954. He saw  people   getting married   with drums  making sound   like the clouds,

With Devas   blessing them , With  sages singing   auspicious   blessings,

With crowds of ladies going round them singing , With deva maidens  singing “Long live”,

And   the   garlands    and ear globes   made   of pearls giving out    great luster.


4955. Yaksha ladies  , Rakshasis  , The serpent ladies  ,  the Vidhyadhara  ladies,

With faces  like moon without any blemishes and all other ladies   were examined,

Without any doubt  by Hanuman   and then he    saw   with his  own eyes ,

Khumbakarna  who was like a mountain   and  who had uninterrupted   sleep  .


4956.The Palace  of  Kumbhakarna   was seven Yojanas    broad  as  well as high  ,

And the hall of heaven in which   Indra  wore    his very pretty crown ,

Was inferior to this hall  and this hall had   more luster   and   ,

Completely destroyed      the darkness    in all directions  and gave great satisfaction,


4957. In the middle of that   hall  on a  cot  like the king of the serpents  ,

Like the ocean   ,like all the darkness   assembled   in one place ,

And like   the personification of sin   which  we would not able to think, Kumbhakarna was sleeping.


4958.He was sleeping there with the  sweet    breeze

Which  after  taking   bath in the tumultuous sea  ,

And which had    three    types   of movement

Was caressing   him In the karpaga    garden  which  showers   pollen grains  ,


4959. He was sleeping with the Deva   maidens   caressing his feet  ,

With   the full moon   seeing its face   on the  magnet   pillar  ,

Of that   hall   which   made the hall get white light  ,

And  made    very minute    drops from that pillar   fall on his face.


4960. His  inhaling   and exhaling   which was  continuous ,

Created a big wind   and was trying to pull   Hanuman,

Who was  near   the entrance due to its great power,

In to his nose   and  Hanuman realizing it  felt bad  ,

And due to fear shook his hand    and jumped  and went to other side.


4961. The breath air of Kumbhakarna    , while he was sleeping  .

Made    the  collection of dust go up to the   sky  and again  ,

Enter inside   with  matchless   warmth  and was  roaming like  the  ,

Wind at the time of deluge, which was capable of complete   destruction.


4962.He looked as if he has    cut in to two    the full moon   and fixed them,

On both sides  sorrow less   big  mouth  which looked as if he was eating them  ,

And was leaving out huge air of breath  producing    great sound  ,

From his   face   which did not show joy  , and they appeared  as if they were  his teeth.


4963.That Kumbhakarna was sleeping   like   the  big ocean  

Which does  not leave  its shores waiting  for the final deluge    at the   end of the eons,

And like the king Cobra   which was paralyzed by  the magic chant ,

Without any possibility    of getting it stopped   by   any problems.


4964. That Hanuman who is considered    as  strong as

 The Matchless Lord Shiva among the trinity , was not able   to  make out ,

 As to who that Rakshasa   is  and that that he must be the   uncivilized  ,

King of all Rakshasas and saw him with very great   anger,

With   fire coming out of his eyes that protect the world.


4965.And when   he went near and saw him , as he   could not see  the ten heads,

And the very strong  twenty shoulders  on that   Rakshasa,

He became confused and by deep thought  , put out   the   fire like anger ,

Which was   ebbing out of him , by the ocean water   of his wisdom.


4966.That  monkey chief who  was serving the fame of   Rama like honey to the ears,

After   getting rid of his anger   thought, “Let it be whoever it is”.

And decided that  that person would  die  within a few    days,

Making his inner palm as outer palm  , left   that palace and went ahead.


4967. That Hanuman who had the form of the fame   of Rama   went to  ,

Multistory buildings  , rows of mansions  , halls which were meant for ladies to play,

Halls  , temples  , musical platforms  and  debating  halls  , searching for Sita.


4968. That Hanuman  who like   Lord Vishnu    holding the wheel,

Could  enter the atom as well as    the very huge  Meru mountain,

Could merge himself with  , gem studded entrances  , window spaces,

Within flowers   and  the very delicate    stem of the  flowers and he also ,

Could become very fat and who can tell realy about his greatness?


4969. That Hanuman who protects his friends ,wanting

To   see  all the ladies with extremely tender  fingers  ,

Went like this   to all places   and entered the palace   of  Vibeeshana  ,

Who was liked   by kings , Brahmins ,  Devas as  well  as  people of serpent land.


4970.Hanuman  thinking that  with white colour   it would be   difficult to live,

Among the black coloured Asuras, assuming their black coloured body  ,

Reached and saw Vibheeshana   who was   like   Dharma  ,

And was living   in  the courtyard   made   of corals ,

Under      the  Karpaga    tent   which was dripping    fresh honey  ,

On the   stage  made   of crystal  hidden from every one.


4971. Looking at him intently  and  understanding  about  his feelings,

By his inner   conscience  , he understood    that  he is one without  faults  ,

And one with matchless character , one   with mind where enmity has  been removed,

And later   took another path   and saw through  crores of  mountain like  mansions  ,

By entering in to them , within   a  second  .


4972. After   examining   many Deva ladies   who had   full moon  like faces  ,

Who had very reddish mouth   to find out whether    they were   Sita,

He crossed several palaces   with a speed much greater then mind  ,

And saw the front side   of the prison where  Indra    was  kept in prison.


4973.He   crossed  several   places   guarded by   several thousands of Rakshasas,

Who were armed , who had very big hands   , who if they start    talking ,

Start talking about big stories, puzzles   and proverbs ,

Showing    their moon like teeth   and  who had   drunk  , very strong ,

Alcoholic   drink  which would  aid them   kill their enemies and went inside.


4974.  That Hanuman who can enter   in to places where   even smoke cannot enter ,

Entered a  palace   and saw there   Indrajit     who was sleeping  as if  hiding some eyes and faces.

Of The great  son of the God with three eyes   who had six faces  ,

And twelve arms    showing different directions   in the middle of several pretty ladies.


4975. This  valorous  one   was like a cruel lion sleeping  in a mountain cave  ,

And Hanuman thought  , “Was he a Rakshasa with  white bent teeth like   the  moon?

Was he son of Lord Shiva armed with an axe ?Was he his son the  Lord Subrahamanya?’I do not know who he is but  I am sure   the young Lakshmana    and Rama who protects  those whio  seek protection,

Who are both great warriors   would get worried in mind fighting  war   with him  ,

For several days     in the ensuing    war.”


4976.”Is it wise to tell  that   al the devas  except Lord Shiva  , the four faced Lord Brahma  

 And  Lord Vishnu   would not be comparable    to him? That   Ravana    who likes war  ,

Had got a good assistant in this valorous one and it is   not great wonder  ,

That he had won victory in war over   all    the three    worlds .”


4977.After praising Indrajit like this  , deciding to stop that matter  there,

He decided that  he should spend all his    time in searching  the lady ,

Whom he has come to search, apart from the mansion of Indrajit ,

Searched    thousands of thousands houses  which were  ,

Near to each other   thoroughly  and without any fault.


4978, That famous Hanuman   after   crossing  the mansion of Akshayakumara  ,

Searched the  home of Athikaya    as well as his  younger brothers ,

Searched   well  the huge houses   of the   chief minister  ,

And went ahead    with great  speed  like   Rama Bana.


4979.Like   this   after searching    the homes   of very big  army commanders  ,

He entered   and searched thousand crores   of    golden mansions  ,

And with an  intention   of seeing   the broad place   ,

Where Ravana  is living  in hiding  he entered   the huge city  ,

That  cannot be destroyed   and crossed   the moat  in the centre .


4980.Like a matchless   elephant in rut   which does not need any help,

Hanuman  who had followed the sun God   in the sake  of a fruit to eat,

And who thought that the  moat  which was  like seven great    oceans   were creating  problems,

For wiping away  the goddess who had been made to cross the cold sea looked at that moat.


4981. It will not  be entirely proper if some one   were to call it a    very wide moat,

For even if several men   with great   firmness   for a period  of an eon  dig it ,

It is not possible to form it  and Hanuman thought  ,” possibly  the seven oceans  ,

Have fused together    and  have surrounded the city  , scared of Ravana.”


4982. Hanuman who has spread in all the worlds , where the fame of Rama has spread,

Reaching that moat   with large  body of water  which was like   that ,  felt that even if he assumed ,

Double the speed  which he  had  assumed while crossing the sea,

It would  be very difficult to cross   it   and told it openly .


4983.”The  moat   was   looking as   if  the four types  of clouds    had fallen down,

Out of thirst    and was having   that  much water as if those  clouds have  been put there,

And it was  not possible  to describe   the structure of the moat which was like,

That of the army   of Ravana   who was determined   to give  sorrow  to the world.” Hanuman thought


4984.  That  moat   was a mixture of the three   types of Rut    of the   elephant  ,

The foam out of mouth  of horses, the saffron   mixed   water  flow from great ladies,

The musk   which was applied   to the hair  to the  scented hair  of bathing ladies.

Honey  ,  sandal paste   and   several scented   materials.


4985.In that moat   there  were unnal birds , several types  of cranes,

Andril  birds  , Kuruku birds  , Ullan birds  , swans  , water fowls,

Big storks  , Chakravaka birds  , KInnara    birds, geese,

KIlukkam birds  , king fishers  , water birds, crows  and Gunalam birds , which made sound.


4986. The akil smoke    fed to the hair  by    pretty ladies, the musk applied by them,

The red cotton juice applied to the feet  got mixed    in the water   of the moat ,

And  because  of that  the best of male elephants which took bath in that moat  ,

And  the young tender looking   female   elephants of great heritage  developed love tiff.


4987.  The scented   lotus flowers   which had   the perfume   of honey ,

Was visible    in all the   parts   of that moat   in large   numbers,

And seeing that would not those    who were   related  ,

To the face of the  imprisoned  Goddess  which was  like closed lotus flowers   get  depressed?


4988. The properly laid out    steps    which were made of crystal   ,

And the water    that   was seen by   its side,  cannot be  differentiated ,

By a cursory look  similar   to people    with a clear mind   joining  ,

With silly people , it would not be easy to differentiate   them.


4989.   Great gems like topaz   and  other gems like   garnets  spreading light  ,

In a different manner at the top and the bottom  made  one think,

That  oceans  like   milk ocean and  all  other   oceans  ,

Have joined    to  flow    water   like  this  moat.


4990.He jumped  and crossed that  moat   in a similar way  ,

That  he crossed the ocean , making the walls   behind him,

Reached   the very unapproachable    intermediate   town,

Which    was provided    with very great  security,

And now we will deal about the events  that  happened afterwards.


4991. In that city of Rakshasas   which makes  even God of death scared,

In that   middle of night   , he searched    the   three lakhs streets  ,

Which covered a distance   of twelve    Yojanas, for that lady.


4992. The   sound of the drunkards got calmed down , the sound  ,

Of the ocean like  Pari drum became   muted, The songs were not heard,

The Goldsmiths wound    up their work for    that   day,

The sound   of three   types of drums   became  muted and sleep started.


4993. Horses   of different colours    bent their head  and started sleeping,

Those valorous ones  who guard the walls  kept awake and   made  ,

Sound   in all places and  the  ladies   with shining    flower bouquets,

Who had   hair with scent  had love tiff   with  their husbands for their humble words

And all   other   ladies of the   city   started    sleeping.


4994.  Young   lads   who had broad shoulders who wore ornaments  over them,

Who won   in the battle of love  slept   on the top of   the  slope like  breasts  of ladies

Who got defeated and who were  tired   and were like peacocks  ,

Completely   bewitched  by them   and thus   the  tiredness  of love making progressed.


4995. Those who practiced   left side practices    drank alcohol   and fell fainted,

And forgot to enjoy the  pleasure  of love   and  instead   of   enjoying   the art of love,

As told by love god   slept  fainted  and those   of them who slept  .

Like the bees which after becoming sufficiently drunk   stopped the humming  ,

And slept   without enjoying   the different  scents    of the smoke  .


4996. The songs of many  different type   dancers who had drunk alcohol ,

Slept closing    the eyes which are their lyrics  . Veenas slept  closing  .

Their cool eyes . the drums and other  such instruments   closed   their eyes,

The eyes of the people got closed  , doors were   closed  , and darkness  spread  everywhere,

As if the   sky has    closed its    eyes   and has   started   sleeping.


4997.   The white flowers   like Narantham   opened and the breeze   which wafts,

Touching those flowers heightened    the sensations   and due to this,

The water    which flows from the    black eyes   fell like    streams but in spite of it,

The  separate heart of those   who had separated from their lovers burnt   due to that parting.


4998.Like  people getting  great because   the   enemies    were  getting weak  ,

When the ghee  which melts   got reduced ,    the flame from innumerable lamps,

Became of reduced size and the breeze that   was wafting   put them all out,

And at that time    the light from the ornaments    that  ladies   were wearing  ,

Blew  more   in the sea of passion   and gave  light   like lamps.


4999.All the great people    who do    religious rituals  in a proper manner,

Who were   very wise    slept, the people   who practiced  Yoga slept,

The cruel male   elephants in rut   which  made them confused   also slept,

The mad people   who got faint  also slept  .Now   what will happen to sleep of others.


5000. When the city of Lanka was sleeping thus , Hanuman   who had    won over,

The enmity of fate  searched two crores of  the clean streets    where   the kings lived ,

And later after searching crossed the moat and  walls   of the palace   of Ravana.


5001.The palace of Ravana who   was habituated     to fight   wars  was filled,

With beauty and greatness and Hanuman  reached   the homes    of ladies  ,

Who like the group of stars were   living along  with moon like  house of   Ravana.


5002.He then reached the cluster  of homes   of Yaksha ladies  who had  ,

Lustrous faces   like   the full moon without the black blemishes,

And were   interested    in living   together in a separate   street of mansions.


5003.Hanuman who had   swept away   bad fate due    to the desire  ,

For things visited the large number   of  gem studded   door closers,

Taking a form thinner than the spun thread  and like   the sweet breeze.

And   entered  in to those    rooms   and examined them.


5004.Some Yaksha ladies   with a mind attracted   by    Ravana

Having mountain like  elephants , without   inhaling   and  without,

Batting of their eyes , were  sitting just like   pictures.


5005.Some other   Yaksha ladies possibly scared   about the God of love  ,

Who had cruel flower arrows or possibly   desirous   of   the resulting ,

Sweet  dreams (we do not know which?) were   sleeping  without any interest.


5006.Some other Yaksha ladies    who had   breasts    wounded   several times ,

By the arrows of God of love which rarely   miss their aim  were depressed,

And were thinking.” What is the point in crying? Would we   be able   to draw,

The picture   of Ravana who is expert in giving orders?”


5007.Some other Yaksha ladies . with   a wet eyes   were  talking to the  ,

Naganavai birds like dolls   thus  , “You would not tell me   anything ,

To me  which is suitable. You have not     brought   my soul  and,

You have not told   him about    my present state” and wailed.


5008.Some other Yaksha ladies, become thinner    being wafted by   humid breeze 

And seeing their own heavy breasts   and thinking  of the  pride  ,

Of the valorous   shoulders of   Ravana became depressed   and confused.


5009. Some other Yaksha ladies   lay down on beds  ,

Whose    sides   are  lit   by  new luster  of red  gems,

For  many days   and getting famished   because  of that ,

Were similar   to the moon  in red sky  of the dusk.


5010.Some other Yaksha ladies trying to sleep  on the hammocks  ,

Hung by the  maids who were   like lustrous  Karpaga climbers,

By their hands became confused by the fearsome honey  like sound    of Yaazh.


5011. Some other Yaksha ladies  became extremely   happy   ,

Seeing their own heavy breasts   which  managed   to steal,

The sandal paste   from the   shoulders   of Ravana   who  ,

Very easily lifted   the Kailasa  mountain   on which  Lord Shiiva,

Who  sent the fire arrows with bows made by  bending two  corners of Mount  Meru.


5012. Some other Yaksha ladies  sang about the fame    Of Ravana,

 Who desiring  to sing    the  greatness   of  Lord Shiva  ,

Who danced in such a way   that    the four oceans joined    in to one,

Used  his  pretty fingers   sang sweetly  the four    types of Pan music .


5013. Hanuman who   follows justice    entered    the ten lakh houses ,

Of such Yaksha ladies    and after searching them    reached   ,

The  street in which  homes of Rakshasis   belonging to clan of  Ravana were there.


5014.The young sun light   which had the colour  of  gems which are  like fire,

Drank   the darkness which had  spread continuously    in those homes ,

Where  there  are  no lamps , the crowd   of ladies   dispersed and  ,

Remained   on one side   and loved and quarreled    with Ravana.


5015.He saw bees crowding like   smoke about the   hair   of ladies on which musk was applied .

And which was more lustrous than fire   ,  who were considering   the bed   that  they occupied,

As their enemy , went away from there  and went and   slept on the cool  crystal beds,

But were   getting    greatly hot due    to the passion   within them.


5016.He saw  ladies  like the evening sky , whose   body was like the  lustrous   and great sky,

The  dense stars as their pearl necklaces, the  streak of lightning  as their waist,

The red sky resembling the   Murukka    flowers as    their hair,

The clouds  as their black eyes applied   with kajal  ,

And the shining crescent of the moon   as their forehead  .


5017.  He saw  ladies participating  in Kazhangu play   in the moon lit  white terrace   ,

Of the erect   tall mansions, picking   up the    stars  in the sky by their hands  ,

With their blue lotus like eyes applied    with kajal change its nature  ,

And with  their  disheveled  hair being crowded   by bees  similar to unending  heavy rains.


5018. He saw ladies hating the water , which was   brought  by maidens of heavens,

Wearing ear globes   ,  from the Sky ganges    which was    spread   everywhere,

As it was  not cold enough and becoming sad   in the  rooms  shining  due to their ornaments,

And later   taking bath in the stream of water   got by  drilling a hole on the clouds.


5019.He saw  ladies   who claimed that their darling Ravana   who was like their soul,

Has   taken the gems   from  Adhi Sesha, the chief of serpents and given it to them ,

As present   and keeping  them as wager against the crown   and ornaments  ,

Of the  Vidhyadhara kings  ,playing gambling  on the golden board without sleeping.


5020.He saw the ladies of Sidhi clan  under the pearl tent  inside the Karpaga garden  ,

Singing songs as per the beats   of   the very instrument of pot   and the 

Serpent ladies   who talk sweetly  playing the  huge drums  tied   by leather  belts,

And watching   the Deva maidens    with sweet teeth  and golden shoulders   dancing there.


5021,He saw  ladies   with stream like eyes  due to the love for Ravana   hurting them,

Like a nail , who   had   a heart which has forsaken the    sleep ,   singing ,

With  no difference between sound of flute , sound of Veena   and their  voice,

Songs  which have been   written with Thala  , dripping   nectar all over,


5022.He saw ladies with   rotating eyes   due to their drinking alcohol,

With thighs like Banana tree  ,  with hips  like   chariot   board ,

Whose flowery dresses, and  ornaments    over their hips   were slipping away ,

Dancing Kuravai    dance  with waving ear  globes  giving out the luster of a rain bow and faltering.


5023.He saw ladies drinking alcohol and blood which were  like poison of snakes,

Who were talking incoherently like mad people, who broke   the cloth and  belt,

Worn over    their hips  Singing  Kuchari pan  in that stage , joining together  ,

Played Tala  in an instrument called  chachari  and  were not able to have a stable mind.


5024. He saw ladies whose mind was weakened   by the strong alcohol   which had  colour of curd,

Whose   wisdom was being shaken   , who claimed   God has entered   in to them, please see,

And then taking deep breath  , lifting both their  hands    above their    head  ,

With  hair standing erect  , with body   getting ashamed, who open .

Their mouths   and   who become completely listless  because of it.


5025.Like this there were four crores of Rakshasi women   who had love towards  Ravana,

And hanuman searched all the houses    in  those  long streets  for Lady Sita,

And went to the streets having mansions   housing    the sidha maidens,

And not finding any thing there, he reached    the homes that housed Vidhyadhara ladies.


5026.The Vidhyadhara  ladies who had more  and more   love  and not able to see ,

Ravana  with a fish like crown   coming to them became  very dejected  ,

Making them shiver  more than   their waists  , became depressed  and confused  ,

And when   the songs  played  with hands  in the long musical instrument    ,

Which is in no way different from the throat   of musicians  ,

Using   the artistic eye   and well    formulated   songs  ,

Enter their ears   like    cruel snakes    they   got   very much confused and worried.


5027. The sages and Devas    who   follow good conduct and   love every one  ,

Considering that   these Vidhyadhara  maidens   were   always in love with Ravana  ,

Who was very strong   and who wipes    away his enemies   due to great anger  ,

Got angry with them , and then the cool moon   showering    cruel hot rays  ,

Burnt   their  cool and   bud like     breasts and they are shivering like flower creepers.


5028.Hanuman saw  the Vidhyadhara ladies   who were waiting with mature  passion,

Initially for  a    small time   which became a long time like eons  with mind breaking  ,

Became sad due to sorrow  recollected  the dried sandal paste  on their breasts ,

Coming from Ravana who embraced  them   and the   pictures  drawn by him on them,

And  their sword like eyes   which cuts     the heaviness    of   the souls,

Turned    deep red  expecting  Ravana    and were   taking  deep breath.


5029.After searching   thoroughly the long street   with  twelve crores of clean houses ,

Where  such ladies were  living  , Hanuman reached   the  huge  palace of Ravana,

Who is the lord of the three worlds    and in between saw   the palace ,

Of Mandodhari   the daughter  of Maya   whose  very  lustrous  face  ,

Which lead to the dimming   the face of the    cool moon.


5030.Hanuman after   seeing that palace  , used his    eyes as well as wisdom  ,

And thought that the cause for which he had come here   was near the end of the city,

And this palace   is very much different from others . Is it possible that  ,

This is the  place    where my lord’s  lady who is sweeter   than his soul,

Is kept ? is this palace   to which he  brought  her  , as thae palace  ,

Had been studded with very many gems   and was like the,

Kausthuba  gem of the broad chest of  Lord Vishnu among all palaces.


5031. In that palace     there was a lady  whose   fresh leaf like feet  ,

Which was like   the  quiver  of the   god of love carrying flower arrows ,

Was   caressed   by  Deva maidens  like Ramba  by their hands  ,

Which was fanned by cowries, with   ladies with sweet voice  ,

Which made us say    that   sugarcane    tastes    bitter  ,

Singing the Pan called Kamaram    using   a well mature  yaazh  ,

Which was   entering her ears   and perfumed breath coming  out of her nose  .


5032. “Would those   very wise men     who have thought about    the use   of actions  ,

Considering   that   the friendship is of long duration,   do improper    acts?

And due to that , if  those who have   a  depressed mind    get angry  ,

Even if they are   great people    who have moved    away from desires,

Is it improper  for them to get   their  desires fulfilled   by those bad people ?

Or is it proper?”   thinking like this   due to fear   which leads   to suspicion  ,

The famous breeze   did not  enter that house    but was waiting  for  the workers to call her ,

And even after   it enterd   if they said   “Go back” due to its sensitiveness  , it will show her presence.


5033.Hanuman who could not be stopped by others seeing that lady   who was sleeping  ,

With a luster   which puts to shame   the lustrous   Manikhya   lamps,     suspected ,

Whether   she was  Sita, and  that thought which was   like fire  ,

Burnt    his body as    well as   soul   and with great   sorrow   told as follows.


5034.”She has  lost  the usefulness  of this body which   has been  made  ,

By   a  cage   constructed by   bones .Let it be there. If this  lady  , who  has  ,

Removed   the tie of pure love along with her heritage   and moved away  ,

From chastity which is divine  is Sita who wears   heavy      ear globes  ,

The fame of Rama would  get reduced and me as well   as  the asuras  ,

Of this Lanka    would   certainly     die today itself     he    thought.


5035.” The lady Sita has  a  pretty human form   and the lady   who sleeps here,

Has a form that  is different from human and if this is thought   over deeply  ,

There arises a suspicion whether  she  is a Yaksha lady  or an Asura   lady ?

Would the love that has been placed on Rama   who wears a   accented garland  ,

Return even to the  God of love    who     has a   fish flag? “ And so

He  thought   that  it was not proper for him to think her    as  Sita.


5036. “She has    some good   characteristics  but  there is sign in her body  ,

Which tells me   that  the time for her   to attain endless   sorrow is very near.

Her black hair decorated by flowers   is disheveled   , she is telling   some words ,

With  an unstable  mouth ,showing that   her husband will   die  here itself  ,

And this town also    would   be soon destroyed     he thought  .


5037.That Hanuman who had strong mountain like   shoulders   , which cannot  be  ,

Uprooted  by Ravana  , after deciding that   he would stop these  pleasant thought  ,

At that  point,   with great thought went behind the  palace    of Mandodhari   and,

Reached    a building  of victory    which was    taller than the big Meru mountain .


5038.Many areas of the city   of Lanka    trembled, mountains  shivered,

The  eyes   and eye brows of the Rakshasis     shivered   like their pretty waist 

And their    pretty shoulders    also shivered   on their  right side,

 The directions    trembled and even without  lightning  the long   sky  with clouds ,

Produced thundering sound  and the pots with    water  broke.


5039.Hanuman went and stood there  and   using his   wisdom    felt,

 That “the wealth of this great city would be destroyed alas,”

And stood there   with   his matchless  good mind  full of pity.

He also   thought “For any one who  is born in any clan,

Or for that matter  any one  , the good and fate  would be similar,

And there   is nothing   more stronger  that the  rule  of fate.”


5040. Hanuman  who had ocean like  knowledge    of books   and also ,

Knowledge  that he had heard  saw    the Ravana     who was  sleeping,

In the  huge palace   with surrounding  courtyards   full of  ,

Valorous people armed with spears   , who were spread like ocean,

Similar   to  Lord Vishnu staying in   the  big   milky  ocean with tides 

On  the serpent   with very many gems  as   well as  many heads.


5041.He saw the  long crowns  studded with   very lustrous gems  ,

Which were like the young Sun who had climbed   to a position    above   the mountain,

And the ornaments    with nets    throwing scant light   destroyed the thing called  “darkness”,

And  Ravana  who was    similar   to the very strong God Narasimha who killed Hiranya 

 On the top of  Meru mountain with  caves, and   who was a matchless one,

 Spreading his several bent shoulders  and several heads   sleeping .


5042.   In that great   golden palace   several Deva maidens wearing several bangles    

Standing in a row  were fanning   Ravana   with  clean and white  fans  and when,

The light whirl wind   bringing down the   honey drops    from the flowers  of Karpage tree  ,

Along with the flowers   and when  this fell on him   , his body became     heated ,

And as and when he thought  of Sita wearing good   bangles  ,

He left out a   painful breath     and his    body got reduced.


5043.That Ravana who shook the  huge mountain    on which    Lord who     keeps,

On his top of head   the  white moon crescent , was   shot   with the    cruel  ,

Arrows of God of love   on his   chest crossing many of    his   shoulders  ,

And   he   grievously    suffered  due to  the wounds    that were created,

In between the  scars of  wounds       that   were created   by the tusks,

Of those great  lustrous elephants  which  suffered in the great war that was waged by him.


5044. The light breeze   which was born  with the very cool Tamil language  ,

Wafted    on the mixture   of sandal , camphor   and scented material  ,

But  made the fire called passion    burn him   with  double the vigour  ,

And due to this his torturous   breaths   increased    thinking   about  ,

Lady Sita who had tender fingers like Kanthal  ,  towards     whom his mind raced,

With great speed   and  that Ravana   felt empty like the  anthills vacated  by serpents.


5045. Long time ago   when emotions came out  , with an intention   of winning,

Over all enemies in all directions    and in that  great war  ,

Whatever he ate   picking  with his respectable hands   came out  of his mouth   ,

And flowed from the   sides      of his mouth  like the fame  of devas ,

And that   Ravana      had    long   white     side teeth.


5046.   The very white bed of Ravana     due to    the heat   arising out of his body   ,

Started burning like fire   and in his very hot body   was covered with sweat  ,

And  white   eruptions  started appearing on it   and when the heat  further  increased,

 The male and female bees which have drunk honey from the garlands    ,

That he was wearing came   out    and died and  the garland turned in to ash,

And he   let   out a very torturing    and   very  hot breath.


5047.   With his mind   going towards  the Goddess Lakshmi who   is the consort, 

Of Lord Vishnu holding the wheel  , That Ravana was pretending   to sleep,

On the flower bed    and his  water of love towards    the Goddess with blue flower like eyes,

Converted itself   in to stream and his soul was   coming out as   deep breath as if it was being grinded.


5048. When the thought which grows    greatly increased  , he felt as if  he was,

Seeing the form of Goddess   just before him  , he had a face  that was smiling  ,

A mind which was    sad  and confused   and thought  “Did not that Sita,

Whose voice like the dripping honey from the hive , enter   in to my mind,

Earlier when Soorpanakha   introduced her” and all his hairs stood erect on his body.


5049.Similar   to the peacock which   had feathers   with intricate   art work,

In spite of increased emotions leaves   one mountain and   joins ,

Another   big mountain with sorrow  , the ladies who are like the best peacocks,

After  hugging  the shoulders which go to war and then get victory  ,

Leave   one of his shoulders  and hug another shoulder  which are in a row.


5050.Like the Sun who rises from the black sea   above   the mountain of sun rise  ,

And giving out luster, Ravana   had on his chest  garlands   of gems,

Which spread light    everywhere and was the one   who  had true valour  ,

And removed   the  power  of Vajrayudha,   Axe  and wheel   ,

Which were    used to protect  matchlessly   all the three   worlds  by the Devas.


5051. The  bees which  raise   the flower petals  of the flower garland   worn by Ravana,

And the bees that hover    round the rut water  of the  elephants   of directions  ,

After    wandering     here and there and mixed the   sandal paste applied  ,

On the chest of Ravana   with the  Kumkum   worn by those victorious   elephants,

And in the ensuing war  , the elephants  of directions  trying to pierce the chest  of Ravana ,

By their tusks    but scared  about his sharp spear  , they saluted his feet   which was ,

Saluted earlier    the  enemy kings who had wounded his feet with their crown.


5052.That Hanuman who had assumed a   form which was even smaller   ,

Than the Vamana   form assumed by  Lord Vishnu  , looked at Ravana  ,

Who had very strong ten hands as well   as twenty heads   and as soon as he   saw him,

Sparks  of the fire of death  came out of his   eyes and even the heaven  broke and got scattered.


5053.He  thought  , “If I do not show my strength today   and with the  power of feet,

Power  the  ten heads   as well his gem studded   crowns   of Ravana  who cheated Sita,

Who had sword like eyes   and kept her in prison  , what   is the use of the   strength of my shoulders,

And  my fame which would be remaining   would become great and I would not be a slave any more.”


5054.”Is it proper    to live in this world   acting like a slave?, Would   the Ravana,

Who   has imprisoned  Sita with a pretty forehead   escape from me  ,

Even after   I have seen him  . I would break   all  his big shoulders  ,

Attack him with my feet  , kill him    and    destroy the  entire city of Lanka.

“Everything that    has to happen  will  happen in a proper way.”


5055. Thinking like this   Getting enthused   , biting his teeth  , Grinding both his palms,

Standing up  ,  and after wards  getting his anger reduced  he   told within himself,

‘Rama has not ordered me to destroy Ravana   and Lanka , and starting a job  ,

And  doing another job  is not proper    for one with wisdom as wealth  ,

And  thinking deeply  , If I do it  then it would    give    rise       to sorrow, “

And he refrained   from doing it.


5056. He remained like an ocean which was   capable   of destroying the    entire world,

And which waiting  for orders  of time   never   crosses  its banks    and,

If we   analyze his action properly , it was felt that   though he had the strength ,

Like  lord Shiva   who swallowed  the  poison to remove the sorrow of  devas ,

AS he being   one   who protects  good character  , he  would not do anything   without proper thought.


5057.He decided   that  “let my thought of fighting with   Ravana   today  ,

Remain   within me  ,  for if  later   people say that  one monkey  destroyed,

The thorn like Ravana   who had imprisoned  ,  Sita who decorates her hair with flowers,

It will bring   a dip   to the ability of Rama     for getting victory   by fighting war with arrows.”

Thinking like    this   he left   out the very great   anger within him.


5058.Hanuman who lost his anger   this way  again   told within himself.

“There is no lady   who wears   the best of bangles   sleeping  ,

With this useless person  and his state  reveals   that   his body is heated up,

Due to great passion   and so Lady Sita  is  remaining  with chastity and that is good news.”


5059.   After thinking like this   he decided   that there   is no point   in staying there ,

He went away from the palace   of  mountain like    Ravana   and  

He got agitated     thinking that  “alas,  in this  big city  , the lady  Sita,

Who   wears gem studded   golden ornaments  is not there.”


5060.He thought  “has he killed that lady who never   swerves from chastity,

Has he eaten her up  , In which world   has he imprisoned    her  ?

I who am of low intellect   do not know    anything   and so  ,

If   I have  to return back , what   shall I tell Rama  and this great sorrow,

Will not leave   me   unless   I  happen to die.”


5061.”Rama   would be thinking that  I would see  Sita   and then only return,

Sugreeva, the chief of monkeys would have   been thinking   that  ,

I would  bring back Sita  and the way that  I  who am insignificant ,

Has taken to fulfill my aim is like this  .How can I now   go in front of Rama,

Or shall I die     along with these   enemies  of ours here itself.”


5062.”The time limit specified by Sugreeva    is getting over and I have  not been,

Able to see Sita with thick hair  . After making Angadha    and others ,

Who wanted to die  , to live there, though I speedily reached  Lanka,

I was not able to do the job ,How can   I continue living without dying ,

The  matchless   thing called  “Dharma” has   moved far away from me.”


5063. “There is no being   in this city which is seven  hundred Yojanas broad ,

And is enclosed by a wall  , whom I have not seen but I have not been able ,

To see only the  matchless   great queen of Rama the Lord of fate,

And so I would    drown my self in this ocean of sorrow    and die.”


5064.”Should  I using my hands    which can powder    even a mountain  ,

Catch hold of that   Ravana   and make blood flow like river   from his mouth,

Or  Should I make Ravana who holds   a sharp spear   and this city  ,

Melt like  soft wax  by raising    great  fire  and then   close it.”


5065.”I who am ignorant   carrying this soul which    does not go away  ,

In spite of this    body made of flesh getting tired   ask   about   the lady  ,

With devas and others ,  they are   incapable   of telling about Lady Sita,

When the very strong Ravana    is not there ,  and how   will ,

Others   who are lowlier   than devas  tell me .How shall  I find out?”


5066 “The king of hawks Sampathi   had told that   he saw Lady Sita,

 In this great city of Lanka  and whatever    he has told has   become a lie,

And now without destroying   this big city   which is blessed   with gems  ,

Should I continue to live    withis    body  and become  more sorry.”


5067. “This cruel Rakshasa   caught hold   of  Sita who had combed hair  ,

Decorated   by the chosen flowers   with the knowledge  of  heaven and earth  ,

And this can never   prove to be wrong  and so   let me uproot   this town,

 Which is in the middle of ocean  and   put it in the ocean and destroy it  ,

And that seems to be the only action that    would be just “ he thought  .


5068.That Hanuman  who did not have even space    to to put Til seed,

IN his mind which was completely filled    with Rama  who,

Can be anywhere  and who can travel anywhere , stared  at the sky,

Where   the birds stay, came out of that  Palace   and while going out,

Saw  a garden  which had  flowers   with honey  near by.


3.Kakshi Padalam 

Chapter   on seeing Sita.


(Hanuman     enters at last   that garden and sees Sita there and hides  on a tree .AT that time Trijata was  consoling Sita who was  crying and telling her about her    dreams which indicated the coming an emissary from  Rama, Her  getting freedom    and Vibheeshana becoming the king  .At that  time Ravana   accompanied  by a bevy  of ladies    comes  three. He requests Sita to be merciful and accept  his love. She shouts at him   and assures   him that Rama will kill him . Ravana gets angry   and wants to kill her  but  later decides not to.  He gives Sita   a time of two months   and entrusts the Rakshasis to threaten her. Trijata consoles Sita.

     In Valmiki Ramayana Trijata   tells about her dream to the Rakshasis who were threatening Sita.  A  lady who is   the wife of Ravana dissuades him from killing her.)


5069.  “If I reach that garden  in which pretty    flowers    stand erect and search for Lady Sita,

My sorrow will vanish   and if   I am not  able to see her there  then,

I would destroy the city of Lanka   and then I would die  ,

And I do not think there   is any other   thing left for me to do”  Thought Hanuman.


5070. And afterwards   the emissary of Rama   went inside   that garden ,

And at that time   the devas  showered   flowers   on him   and became happy.

Thinking  now  “Hanuman would tell    the present condition of  Sita

Who has hair like darkness who   has   been imprisoned   by Ravana  who holds   the sword .”


5071.Like   the medicinal  herb which grew near a rock   and has not even seen a drop of water ,

Sita    who has been tortured by the  cruel, Rakshasis   with thick hips  ,

Had lost both  her mental and physical health   and looked    greatly faded,

And all her body was     thin like   her   thin waist  and  was   there in that  garden.


5072. That   Sita   who had   stopped   shutting   eyes   for sleep   and opening eyes,

When she is awake  was like a lamp   placed before the Sun  and  had lost her luster,

And   she who had the  look of peacock , had  voice of Koel ,  was like a young female   deer,

Caught   in the   cruel  assembly of tigers  ,  who all had    sharp teeth.


5073.Falling on the ground  , sobbing  ,  getting heat on her body  , getting scared ,

Getting up  , getting worried , crying  ,  saluting thinking   of Rama  ,

Getting tired , getting trembling sensation, taking   deep  breaths   due to sorrow  ,

And wailing    were the only acts she did  as she did not know anything to do.


5074.That Sita  who had waist thinner   than a strand of thread   was looking as if,

Her long eyes had sunken down  and crossing the    golden colour of love sickness  ,

And her eyes were called    rainy eyes   as she was continuously shedding   stream of tears.


5075.That Lady Sita   who was sick with love   was the   personification   of   the ,

Sorrow   of parting  , for  one whom she  loved as a matter of right  and 

One who has matchless  love for her  and    since  pretty cloud, Kajal,

And black leaves   which had dark   black colour reminded her   of Rama  ,

She shed      tears   which were  coming from her like   the sea  as she was upset.


5076.When she thought of Rama   who had legs and arms  made  like pearl  ,

And who was like the rain bearing cloud  , her long eyes were drenched with tears  ,

And she got in to incurable sorrow  and   painful breaths    and ,

She   was wearing   a  thin  cloth dried due to heat  and was not stable.


5077. She  got scared   thinking that escaping from the prison   or defeating the strength   of fate  ,

Was impossible and due to her confidence that   Rama the lord of the Vedas   would come  ,

To wipe  away the insult  meted out to his sun God clan  , she was  examining  ,

Thoroughly  all  directions   expecting    the arrival of Rama.


5078.  A part   of the heavy hair of  Sita   who had    great patience  ,

Which used   to get  attached   to   both   her pretty cheeks   and fall on the ground  ,

Was   matted  and had become a single bundle   like the sharp teeth of Rahu  ,

Who used to put the    pure   moon in his    mouth and then chew.


5079. Without    having any other cloth which was like   the  pretty  milk  cream ,

Other than what she was wearing  , having  a body not taken bath   in clear   water,

Which was blue  like the feathers  of peacock   , she   was like a  picture ,

Drawn by   the god of love   with nectar  which came  out of the cold ocean,

Which  appeared to have   been swallowed   by smoke.


5080. Thinking  “Perhaps Lakshmana who went   in search  of  Rama was not able to find him?

Perhaps they did not know    that Ravana   who gives sorrow to the  whole world   has    stolen her ?

Even if they   had known  , perhaps    they did not know    the City of Lanka    ,

Was situated   in the middle of the tumultuous   sea ?” like this she became sad  ,

And felt  pain as if the  burning fire has entered   in to a raw wound?


5081.” The  king of Hawks Jatayu   had died and reached the heaven  and who else  ,

Would have been able to tell my present    state   to   Rama, and it   would ,

Be very  difficult    for me to  see Rama and Lakshmana  in this birth”

Thinking like this Sita   became sad  , became disconsolate  and ,

Became   tired   as if burning   fire   entered    her again and again.


5082.  “ Hearing the improper  words uttered  by  me   who has done the sinful act 

Of  not  bothering about Lakshmana, perhaps  Rama   thought  ,

That  I am ignorant   and decided   to leave me ? Has the  old Karma  ,

Decided   to give  me  sorrow  ?”  like this   she went on saying,

Several things in order  , again and again  , got her toungue dried,

Became very emotional  and     would   be sad , due to pain of the  soul.


5083. That lady Sita who would  not rise   and go away from the place    even if   ,

The land she was sitting was attacked by white ants and an anthill rises   there,

Would became sad thinking  “Who will serve Rama the tender dish  ,

Made by   leafy vegetable  , for him to eat? What an amount of sorrow,

Rama  must have felt on seeing guests?”  and  she will sob  ,

And  get greatly worried   and    would get   depressed thinking,

“Is there  any  medicine   for illness which  I myself  has caused   to me  ?”


5084.  That lady  who did   not know any difference   between night  and day,

Thought  that “Perhaps   Rama has  discontinued  searching for   me ,

Thing that   these cruel and cheating  Rakshasas would not have  kept her alive ,

Till now but would   have eaten her. What   can I do now?”  or otherwise  ,

Perhaps he thought   the patience observed    by his clan members  ,

Is a   very   great    burden to him   and became peaceful .”


5085.  She thought  “Perhaps   the mother  who gave him birth    and his younger brother ,

Must have come to the forest again   and must have taken back the victorious Rama  ,

 Back to Ayodhya “    and thought  “Rama would not return  to Ayodhya   from the    forest  ,

As per the word given till fourteen years are over “ and then thinking   ,

That   the sorrow of Rama was indeed great  , become depressed   and greatly sorrowed.


5086.  She  who had witnessed    the fighting   of RAma with Khara  got worried   that, 

These Rakshasas   who like Mura   who fought    in earlier    days   with Lord Vishnu,

Would be experts in getting many boons, in fighting with illusion  ,

And cheating    and the war   with them would be matchless.


5087.She would suffer due to sorrow thinking about how  the daughter of king of Kekaya ,

Told that   the very valorous   and broad   kingdom of  Kosala  belongs to your brother,

And Rama became three  times more lustrous   and   was like a lion who is liked by  all.


5088.She would  remember the face of Rama   which was  like   the  drawing

In the wall of  the fully opened Lotus flower when Dasaratha   asked him,

To assume the kingship   as well as when Kaikeyi  told him  ,

To sacrifice the   kingship and    go away   to the   forest.


5089.  She   became sad in her mind recollecting   the  Shoulders of Rama,

At the time  when she  was worried whether   he would be able to bend the bow  ,

And he   bent  and broke in to two the  Meru mountain  like  bow of  Lord Shiva

Who carried  the ganges  on his head   and who had   reddish eyes.


5090.She   praised    the great bow  of Rama    recollecting  the time,

When he killed fourteen thousand   strong army  , who caused  .

Trouble to the king of heaven Indra within a    short  period,

Of time using that   bow  by bending on two ends  and became sad.


5091.She became sad   recollecting the feeling of Brother hood of Rama,

Who addressing the poor hunter Guha   after he took them across ,

The deep ganges and said, “My younger  brother Lakshmana  ,

Is now your younger   brother ,you are my brother  .

And this   Sita   is your sister  in law.”


5092.She recollected how   when her father   who had   fully realized God,

Wanted to catch Rama’s feet   and extended  his hands , he  prevented   him ,

And how when he was asked to catch her feet and   she tried to move away her feet,

Rama  caught her pretty feet and kept  it on Durba grass  during marriage ceremonies.


5093.She would   become sad   recollecting Bharata   who not wearing  ,

The best of the flowers and the crown that was his on his head,

Came with matted hair   and   became sad for the turn of    fate.


5094. She cried   recollected the  time when the wealth  of his ancestors  ,

Were taken away from him   and his   giving away hoards   of cows,

To Trijata an avaricious  Brahmin  who did not have limit  ,

To the ocean of desires in his mind   which made   Rama smile.


5095.She    suffered   thinking of the greatness   of Rama  who took over,

Lord Parasurama who killed all kings for twenty one generations  using ,

His axe which was bathed in their blood  , along with his penance  ,

Strength   as   well as   his very huge   bow.


5096. She    remembered    and celebrated   the valour of Rama ,

Who by just one arrow attacked the   son of Indra .

In the form of a crow  , and took away    one of his eyes,

And made   all the crows of the world lose  one eye  .


5097.Thinking about how  he  took away the   great sins of Viradha,

Who has done evil acts   and removed    his curse  ,

Which could not be removed   by any one  , She  lost,

The stability  of her mind and soul  and became   famished.


5098.When Sita was like this except   Trijata  a Rakshasi  ,

Who was an expert in telling very sweet words ,  all the  others,

Who were  guarding Sita   slept  as it was  past midnight  ,

And  became  one with     the alcohol    of sleep.


5099.Sita then looked at   Trijata who   was sweeter   than mother  ,

In love   and told ,”You who are pure  , please hear,

You are my friend “and then she started telling  her  ,

Matchless   words   that  would describe her experience .


5100.”Oh Trijata   who had  golden waist  which is like   ,

The hand  held small drum, the right  eye and eye brows  ,

Are not throbbing and does it mean  happiness   is throbbing ,

To reach me  ?Is there more sorrow   that is coming towards  me

Due to cruelty of bad fate  ?  I  am existing without analyzing the future.”


5101.When Rama     came to the    city of Mithila    along   with ,

Sage Viswaithra, my faultless   eye brows  , shoulders   and  eye,

Throbbed  to show the arrival of pleasure and even  at this time  ,

They are throbbing like that   without  stopping  ,

Please   think about deeply and tell me the reason.”


5102.I forgot to tell you something   and  so please hear that also,

When my  lord of the soul   left all the earth that   was his  ,

And  gave it to his brother and we came   to the forest  ,

Leaving all that   again my right side throbbed.


5103.”Oh lady who reassures  me with mercy,  on the day  the poison like Ravana  ,

Reached Panchavati   to cheat me   , even then also all my right throbbed,

These throbbing tell me    the truth  and now   my faultless organs  on left are also throbbing,

What   is the good thing that is likely to happen to me.


5104 As  soon as   Sita  told like this, That Trijata    who had a very loving heart  said,

“Let auspicious things happen to you. You would now definitely    rejoin  ,

With your Lord   who is your protector   and besides ,

Please hear    what  I am going to say.” And   she started   telling.


5105.”Oh lady  with a good colour    who has luster , for the sake  ,

Of change of your colour of separation   and for  your life   becoming great,

One bee with a golden colour   slowly came to your side  ,

And sang sweetly into your ears with love  for your betterment.”


5106.  “If we think about it deeply   , that bee  had told you,

That an emissary  of your soul like lord   would   come and meet you.

The coming of bad  things    to the cruel people   is certain ,

And to reassure that  please hear what happened to me” and started telling.


5107. “You never sleep   and   therefore   you are not able to see any dreams,

When I closed my sharp spear like eyes  , I happened to see a dream .

In this country which  starts all evil  , what I saw  where all faultless,

They were  purified by culture   and more   true   than Sun God, Please hear.”


5108.”Oh Lady who has faultless   chastity , Ravana who holds the best of spears,

Applying oil on all his ten   heads  , wearing red cloth   was riding on  ,

An evil big chariot drawn by   donkeys   as well as ghosts,

Without knowing    where  he goes and reached  the southern direction.”


5109. “The sons and relatives of Ravana   and all other Rakshasas  also,

Reached that southern   direction   and did not return back .

I saw this without any confusion  and   please   hear  ,

Other scenes of the dream which   would cause   bad tidings to Ravana.”


5110.”The fire raised   by that masculine   Ravana   did not grow ,

And in that   fireplace   crowds   of  white ants   were generated,

That lustrous old palace   with  lamps having wicks that   need not be  pushed up,

Was broken at dawn  due   to great    thunder falls.”


5111.”The rut water   started flowing for female elephants and the huge  drums,

Without any body beating them gave  rise    to sounds like thunder ,

Without clouds and lightning   the clear sky  started shaking  ,

As if the entire globe is breaking   and all stars started   falling down.”


5112. “ Even without   day time with light , The sun would   shine  ,

Removing all darkness   as if it is day time  , The divine garland ,

Made of Karpaga flowers    worn by  Valorous heroes  ,

With huge shoulders fighting with wrestlers   would give out scent of meat.”


5113. “ The city of Lanka as well as its   walls    spun and  caught  fire,

On all its sides.In all places    the private parts of the ladies would be seen ,

Auspicious  pots would break and the darkness  which would swallow even lamps  would multiply.”


5114. “The pillars    used for decoration of the   city broke  , The elephants,

Wearing the masks  started  shivering  and their long tusks   broke  ,

And The water of Poorna Kumbha installed   by Brahmins knowing Vedas  ,

Ebbed  out of    the   pot like   toddy.”


5115.”The stars in the sky  pierced  the moon   and  went  up,

To th clouds which cover the sky  and  would shower blood from unhealed   wounds,

The staff  , wheel  , sword , bow    and  other    weapons  ,

Would start fighting with each other making the ocean  tumultuous.”


5116.”The auspicious  Mangala Suthra of  the Rakshasis   with out,

Any one cutting them  got   cut themselves   and fell on their chest,

And please also further hear   the surprising events that  ,

Happened     in the city   of Lanka   , in my dream.”


5117. “The  braids  of the  chief queen of Ravana   , who is the daughter of Maya  ,

Loosened   by itself   and fell on the ground  and that hair , due to the fire,

That cannot be approached near   gave out evil smell  ,

And what is the meaning of this ? It only says more   sorrow to Ravana,”


5118. After telling this she told, “Now please  hear about ,

A different dream of mine  . Today  , here at this time  ,

Two strong  lions which support each other  along ,

With a crowd of tigers   had come to Lanka    from the mountain.”


5119.”That forest without restrictions  in which     elephants   in rut live  ,

Was surrounded by    lions with a view   to destroy it   and  waged war  ,

And then  they killed    all those there   and corpses piled up in the forest  ,

And from there   one peacock went out from there    to reach its  town.”


5120.”Oh Lady Sita    who talks softly  , one lady with    red colour ,

Carrying a composite lamp  consisting of one  thousand lamps  ,

Which  threw  light for  a long distance ,  left   the palace of Ravana  ,

And reached   the   temple like   home of Vibheeshana.”


5121.”At that  matchless  time when she    reached  the palace of Vibheeshana,

You woke me up   and so that  dream did not  come    to an end  ,” Sita said,

Oh mother like lady  , you please see the remaining part of the dream,” and  so please sleep again.”


3122. At that time  , Hanuman, the emissary of war sent by lord Rama,

Who was like the very able bull  , examined with difficulty   that garden,

Reached   that place where Sita was there and saw,

The greatly sorrowing    Sita     , sitting and doing penance.


5123,At that time all those Rakshasis who were sleeping  awoke,

From their sleep  and said  , “Alas  The sleep which is not proper  ,

For us in this place   has spoiled us.”  And they all got up on all sides ,

Holding the cruel spear  , axe  , staff  , and trident   and,

With  very cruel hands   approached  Lady Sita.


5124. Those Rakshasis were having mouth in their stomach  , had eyes,

On the forehead that   was bending forward , had cruel looks,

And   in between their teeth  elephants, Yali   and ghosts  ,

Were sleeping and they had a mouth like  a cruel  mountain cave.


5125,Some of them had  ten hands   and one head ,

Some had   twenty heads    and only two hands  ,and

All of them had fearsome looks  , had  funny  looks  ,

And were hanging on them more than two very heavy   breasts.


5126.Their hands   knew how to use  trident , sword  , wheel ,

Goad  , iron pestles and  death like  spears and Kappanas  ,

They had body like poison   and were   trained hands  ,

And had the nature which made  even Lord Shiva with the axe get scared of them.


5127.They   were having faces like elephant  , horses  , tiger  , huge bear  .

Yali  , ghost  , Lion , jackal   and dog according to their innate nature ,

And this was placed on their back, they had three   eyes.

They had   adopted   cruelty   as  per their liking,

And they had a mouth from which smoke came  out.


5128. They were    having  immeasurable strength of mind ,

They had  a   form which cannot   be   measured by the eyes,

They were   wandering all over calling themselves   as ladies,

And making those who see   them shiver   , they got up   from sleep,

And started   going round and round    the Lady Sita,


5129There   Sita   who was the wife of pretty Rama  , not able to speak,

Was looking at the fire like face   of the Rakshasis  and was getting upset,

And  the emissary of  Rama   speedily came   and reached  ,

The top of the tree    below which lady Sita  was  sitting.


5130. Those Rakshasis carrying    spear and other weapons  ,

After   getting up from the sleep and   were standing in a crowd,

And Hanuman   speedily examined   the   reason for that   and  stared  at them.


5131.He saw Lady Sita who was  like a  magnet   drawing out  the spear of parting,

Which had pierced the chest of Rama   who was matchless  , best and lustrous,

Like the cloud and was like the  Lord of the eon    , like a streak  of lightning  ,

Among the black coloured Rakshasis   who were  like a broad   cloud.


5132.In the middle  of the  lake   which had fallen from her    eyes ,

Like a big ocean, She  was like a matchless  swan   who,

Was caught in between those Rakshasis whom she cannot cross,

And that   Sita who was like    a   tender  creeper was  also a female.


5133,Since   her   faultless divine   body had  all the best features ,

She was not different  from the specifications  made by Rama  ,

And so  he concluded that it was Sita and thought  “what a cruel act ,

Has   been done by the cheating and cruel Ravana   by hiding  here,

The  soul   of Rama    who had eyes  like   lotus flower.”


5134.The  cruelty  of putting  Sita   in prison   was an act  of Lord Vishnu,

For stealing the life of Ravana   who made all the three   worlds ,

Err   from   their good nature  . Is it fitting  and proper?

And this  is the  goddess   who came  away   from sleep    on the  ,

Snake   bed of Rama   and she is Goddess Lakshmi   sitting  on lotus flower.”


5135.Hanuman after drinking the honey of   joy exclaimed  , “Dharma  has not died,

I  would not die as I who has been searching for Sita    has found her    out  ,

She definitely is Lady Sita “ and then    sang  and danced,

And    ran , walked and jumped     here   and there.”


5136.Hanuman thought  “Sita  is like a gem covered   with dirt  and she has,

Lost her luster  like   the jaded   moon   which is hidden by  harsh rays of sun,

IN this  lady who had   hair covered with dirt , the chastity    and love ,

Towards   Rama  has not reduced   even a bit, Can Dharma   die?”


5137.Hanuman thought  “Shall I  praise , the  pretty  shoulders of Rama,

Or shall I praise  the greatness of the mind  of  Sita who is the  best among ladies

Or shall I praise   the clan of Janaka who has become great by charity?”


5138.Hanuman further   thought  , “Devas have not  done any mistake,

The Brahmins who are like God have  not done any mistake ,

My work as a slave  has also been faultless   and so Dharma would not die.”


5139.”Even if the mental balance   of that   matchless  lady  is affected even a little,

  I thought   that  the ocean like anger of  Rama who holds the wheel  would rise up and ebb.

And would lead   the end of the eons  , From now on  , let the world forever live with comfort.”


5140.”Is the  mental    penance done by ladies   , who were  born in a good clan,

And who have  attained   greatness in family life  , is very easy  , like we  say?
Where   are   those people    who take bath in five  cruel fires  ,

Who control all their senses  and who have left  off food and water   before these ladies?”


5141.”Due to the   birth  of Sita  , the birth in great clans   had done great penance ,

To  be  respected by others. Like the nature of women   their shyness  ,

Also has done penance and became   great  but in this   city   of Lanka,

Sita   has done great penance of chastity  and that  complete culture   is all due to  that Rama.


5142.”Except   lady Sita who does  only sweet things   , she does not have any support.

Those Rakshasis who have  gone away from proper   way   are those   who get   angry with her.

In this state her solitude   and peaceful nature and the penance of chastity  ,

Perhaps makes   us think that   all the greatness of Dharma were made for women.”


5143.”Was  It protected by Dharma? Was it protected    by   good   fate  ,

And good Karma of Janaka ? Was it protected by chastity  ?It is rare   and great  ,

Who  can do penance like this   as    this penance has matchless   greatness,

And can people   like us     tell some thing about it?”


5144.”Both   at night  and day   Devas  would be doing    service of  slaves.

Their wealth was like this  and cruelty done by the   Rakshasas   was like this 

Is it proper   for any one ?would bad Karma    win over    Dharma  ?

And   from now onwards    where   is sorrow    to this world?”


5145.Hauman   was thinking such thoughts   ,

And entered in to the  big  bush  of  trees which were pretty    , tall  ,

Made of Gold  and well grown  and stood there  hiding himself .

What happened   there was , in the   flower decked   entrance  ,

Of that  Garden  , Ravana  made   his appearance  .


5146,   Just like all prosperous mountains   have joined together   at one place,

Wearing fish like armlets, diamond ear globes shining   near  his strong   shoulders,

Resembling  the sun God reflected   in the ocean   dug out by  Sagaras,

With different type   of crowns   spreading   luster, Ravana came making the night  appear like day.


5147.With Urvasi carrying his sword and following him  , with Menaka  ,

Standing near and  offering him betel leaves , Thilothama   carrying his foot wear,

With deva ladies surrounding him from all directions  ,

With sandal paste   mixed with camphor   and kumkum  spreading  likable scent 

Making  the  tusks  mountain like elephants of direction   resembling his nose Ravana came.


5148  With eight crore   ladies  holding   the lamp of ghee   and musk  in their hands,

And the ornaments worn by those   ladies  with their luster   swallowing all darkness ,

With several type of ladies following him like   the crowd   of white swans  .

Wearing sound making anklets and   waist belts , Ravana   came.


5149.  Indra and  all other devas  who do not blink their eyes  understanding  that,

Evil has entered in to the mind of Ravana  because he had    got up from sleep ,

Due to great anger  and were wondering   “what was the sorrow , that came in Lanka?

And whether   this will be limited  to the cool scented garden  where  Sita  ,

With moon like face    and who is similar  to Lady Arundathi  ?

Or would it  turn to destroy other people      thinking like this ,

They all   got greatly scared     and preferred   to keep silent.


5150. With wearing costly    white silk , wearing silk upper  cloth, and looking like  ,

A blue mountain   which is tall having a   white stream    from top to bottom,

With   the great gems  of his golden garland   giving out    great luster.

Which was  like the yellow early sun light   and with the white scared thread  ,

Worn over the chest   moving here   and there  like  ,

The streak of lightning    that divides   the black water   rich clouds , Ravana came.


5151. With the great luster  of the  fish shaped armlets  which are diamond studded ,

Which he wears    on all his shoulders  controlling the   stars   and planets ,

Which  daily move round the sky   which is the vehicle  of sound,

And with the  greatly lustrous heroic anklets     that he wore on all his legs  ,

Going through all the world  , Ravana  who lights    the darkness  , with his smile

On his face  which was like the silvery moon light   came .


5152.With the   golden colour silk dress which was in    contrast   with his black   colour,

Dressed   properly  with proper folds  making him look pretty , being similar   to  ,

The young yellow sun light  on the slopes   of the black mountain .

With wearing  fresh bangles of the colour of lightning  embedded   with  .

Gem stones    with very great luster , Ravana came like  Karpaga    forest.


5153.With  white  pearl garland of victory having a dollar  called Channaveeram ,

Which was  like   the stars and planets   getting attached   to the golden Meru mountain,

Shining  like  streak of lightning among  the other   ornaments  ,

With his  shining ten crowns similar to the    twelve  forms of Sun,

Appearing on the top of the mountain of sun rise  ,

With   two forms    of Sun removing   and  giving    very great   luster  ,  Ravana    arrived.


5154. With  the big elephants   guarding    the directions having immense flow of rut,

Bearing ,great   insult from the world  , due to their two tusks which were at    the of their teeth

Getting broken   , crowding  together   like the Kailasa  mountain,

Having     felt  by   touching  the foot marks of Lord Narasimha  ,with very sharp teeth,

Who came  or   destroying  Hiranya who had    huge powerful shoulders   as   well as the power  ,

Of many great   boons, getting greatly scared    Ravana   came.


5155.With   Yaksha ladies   having pretty black eyes  like the black fishes,

The deva maidens  who never get tired, the Vidhyadhara   maidens,

The maids from the serpent world   and   the Rakshasa   maids  ,

Who were all having very stout breasts   with applied  Kumkum,

With red mouth like kovai fruit   and  with voice which makes  koels sorry,

Walking with him like peacocks which were  following a black mountain   , Ravana came.


5156. With   music with slow tempo  without   ay defect   being played  ,

In the flute with holes   and  the ladies    singing along with it  ,

And the Kinnaras  singing  proper music  with help  of  a musical instrument,

Called Chillari  , with clapping going perfectly   with beat   of drums  ,

With the snake   in the ant hill   showering nectar  along ,

With controlling   the earth and heaven Ravana   came.


5157. With   ladies   wearing unimaginable   quantity   of  ornaments  made of gold,

And gems   , with   cool black  corners of eyes , waist  like lightning  ,red mouth ,

Bud like breasts  , bamboo like shoulders   and  hip like big chariot seat ,

Carrying  flower decked seat  ,  cowries   and peacock feather   fans,

Announcing    the arrival Ravana who was like black cloud  ,

Came like dancing peacocks    and walked  along with him .


5158. With  following laws of music   , in consonance with     the beats  played  ,

Following the Thala   raised  with  instruments called Kuradu . Chillari  and Pandil,

And as per tradition  following in a slow tempo   one type of song called Geetha,

The maids   who were in heaven  singing following  all rules, Ravana   came.


5159. With  the arrows  of God of love   shooting sharp arrows ,

With an aim to wound a person   and create heat and  like spear  entering,

That   wound that has been created , the rays of full moon  spread  in to those wounds 

And also the breeze  was  wafting     and collecting water   from all flowers,

And made the  rain shower   of drops of honey    as well was water   drops ,

Hitting   the body  of Ravana like  melted    copper  , Ravana   came.


5160 . With ladies  with thread like  waist   which made us fear it may break  ,

With two  pretty   erect breasts   which were  on both sides like  containers,

Giving light  , and the upper   cloth    hiding them  , with lotus  like face ,

Wearing    ear globes  , who bent and saw,  with smile, with  mouth ,

Like red lily flowers   and  with  cloud like    eyes,    which had red ends  ,

Fighting on his     chest   as well as  shoulders   Ravana    came.


5162.  The great  city of Lanka   which had    the ocean itself as its moat ,

Built on a mountain  , went down when    Ravana  kept   his  step downwards  ,

While walking  making   the water  and tides in the   ocean  tumultuous,

And used   to jump  and go to all   the directions  made   Adhi sesha ,

Who had poisonous teeth    open mouth, and unapproachable   totter,

 And also   the goddess   earth who wore  the ocean as   her dress,

Had to bent   her back as     well   as   to rotate.


5163,  The  Rakshasa   ladies    who  were two times    stronger   than Thadaga  ,

Who were capable   of carrying  a  well formed   big mountains  by  hands wearing bangles ,

And who were capable   of killing   their enemies     in battle    walked,  carrying  ,

All weapons like Shield  , axe  , pestle  ,   spear  , goad  , iron mace with thorns  ,

Kidugas(A type of shield) ),  golden swords  , trident  s bows  ,   Vajrayudha  , on their heads .


5164.  That   great gardens   were full of trees open new   leaves  , flowers , branches  ,

Leaves  , base   ,  roots  and all other parts   made   by gems as well   as gold 

Were spitting     fire which made    all directions burn   and become black  ,

And with his deep    tortured    breath   spreading    forward,

And though he knew the   direction where  Sita    was sitting  ,

Due to tottering mind   he   was wandering  like  a snake ,

With several heads   which was searching   for matchless   gem , it  had lost .


5165.  The matchless  Hanuman who was      the son of Anjana  saw  ,

Ravana who was the chief   of Rakshasas, who came there  in a matchless   way,

And  after   examining   him thinking  that   he would be able    to find out  ,

The cheating nature  , his  actions and the    future results  of such actions,

And   started telling   the fame   of Rama   who was   wearing hero anklets,

But   continued   to remain   in hiding.


5166.At that place   when   the  group of deva  maidens   and  the  group,

Of all other ladies  moving   separately   and reached   the place ,

Where Sita who was the  lamp among ladies was sitting ,

And there   she got greatly scared  and trembled  like  ,

One who was about to lose  her soul   and was like a female   deer  belonging   to a male deer ,

Seeing   a  very strong   angry  tiger    with lines  and dots   and  eyes with smoke  ,

Which is coming    to eat her   and she    wailed.


5167..  Hanuman saw Lady Sita who was nauseated   and  was  greatly   upset,

And Ravana   who was    destroying his   good conduct   due  to passion,

With his two eyes  as witness  and was upset  and  became  very worried.


5168. “Long  live daughter of Janaka  , Long live Lord Rama,

Long live the four Vedas  , Long live  Brahmins  , Long live  good dharma  .”

Greeted Hanuman   whose fame  becomes  newer  in all   ages.


5169.That Rakshasa   who was desiring   the harsh poison as  nectar  ,

Came there   and reached   that spot   and said to Sita,

“Oh lady who is like a koel and whose  waist  is sorrowing  ,

Please   tell me when you are   going to shower your grace on me.”


5170.  That Ravana who had  a heart   which will not lose  its pride  or strength

Even if   the person who comes  against    him is Lord Shiva 

Due to   his passion   and shyness   became   sad  ,

And becoming very small  told   the following words.


5171.”Oh  very cruel  lady whose  red eyes   touches the ear globes ,

Today is dead   and  many days  are already dead  ,

Does the mercy  that   you are   going to show me  ,

Consist   of joining   me    after   I am dead.”


5172.”Oh best among ladies , Have you seen any fault  in my rule  ,

Which is spread   all over the   three worlds   together ,

Which has limitless   wealth   except  in the war  ,

With God  of love    , only because   of you.”


5173.”Oh golden lady   who has  long hair decorated by flowers,

You have insulted   the fame of  my wealth ,Would not your  soul like husband  ,

Not killed   by me  and  after he crosses  the forests,

And reaches Ayodhya  , gets back that kingdom  ,

Live  like a very ordinary   man there .”


5174.”Oh lady whose breasts   cannot be controlled   by a tied  up cloth,

If we  examine deeply   the benefit    which can be got by ,

Those who do penance  and   those who examine deeply  philosophies ,

It is   accepting  my orders  like   the devas with crown   that  would give joy.”


5175. “Oh lady   who speaks in a lisping tone  making   children  ,

Yaazh   and   Naganavai   birds   dejected , did Lord Brahma  ,

Create  you making   your heart scarce  of  mercy ,

As well as with  a waist   like streak of lightning  .


5176.”In this world   , youth    and life    are  things which do not return,

They have    the property of slowly getting changed   in to a different form,

Would you drown yourself in sorrow     and    worry over ,

If the your  youth which  others    desire   gets   destroyed.”


5177.  “Oh lady who has a face adorned by ear globes,   due to the change  of your mind ,

Even if destruction  comes to me    and my soul  , I would  not be sorry about it  ,

But after my death  who can  ever  be born   in this world   with passion and beauty ,

 Which is permanent   like   me    to suit    you?”


5178.”Oh lady of the   house of Janaka  , feminine quality   , beauty   and  ,

Faultless   strength of mind   are considered   as very great qualities,

Please tell me   when you have   all these   best qualities   in you,

What is the reason that  you do not show   mercy  and the nature  of giving ?”


5179.”Oh lady who is like a   parrot , even after   Mareecha  has killed Rama,

And you have heard his wail ,  are you still waiting    to see  Rama?

When  the result of good Dharma   is trying to  properly establish you,

And  trying to present you great things  , why are   you insulting it?”


5180.”If my great soul is destroyed    by you , my death less  great wealth  ,

Also would be destroyed  . Instead   of  this world    saying that  ,

 “This lanka   has become    greater by the arrival of a matchless   one like you 

It would say  “Due to Sita Lanka was destroyed”. Would you take this bad name?”


5181.”Oh lady who wears matchless  ornaments, the  lord ship of the three  worlds,

Which is a matchless   position and which would make   devas and deva maidens  ,

Salute your feet  has come to you  . You have rejected it , who can be more ignorant than you?”


5182. Ravana   who was not bothered  about the bad name    coming to him  ,

Said  “ Please accept me who has won over  all the three  worlds  ,

And am ruling all its citizens   and  make    me your slave 

And  joining in salute his hand over his head  , fell on the ground to salute her feet.


5183.Even before these words  which were  hot like iron bars   heated  in fire  ,

Left  the mouth of Ravana   and reached   Sita  , her    ears   became   extremely hot,

Her  mind went away from mercy, blood started    flowing    in to her eyes ,

Without   bothering for her soul  , she started    replying him   with these  words ,

Which are not feminine and which are   very hot.


5184. “Oh person who is like a twig,  has the mind of lady   which   has  friendship with rock,

Thought   anything   greater   than chastity? Your words   are not suitable   to be told,

To a lady of good birth  because   they are  harsh . Please hear  these words from my mind .”

Said she  and with great anger   and she told   words   which could  change  ,

The mind of Ravana who  had high shoulders   which could defeat wrestlers.


5185. “Oh ignorant one ,  the arrow   of Rama   if it wishes   has the capacity  ,

To put a  hole in Meru mountain  or split the sky   or  even destroy   ,

All  the fourteen worlds   if it desires and  even after knowing this  ,

By talking irrelevant things   would you allow   your ten heads   to fall down?”


5186.”Because   you were   scared of him   that day   when Rama was  tired ,

You sent a deer   which is personification of cheating   and came  ,

Using   a false  illusory  garb. If you want to escape and live, release me now,

Because    at the time of  war would your eye  be able

To see Rama  who is poison to your  entire   clan?’


5187.”At that time did you not  fall   fall down on earth    due to Jatayu?

Is not your ten heads    and twenty shoulders   a picture made  ,

So that   they are suitable   for  carrying out a  play  by Lord Rama?

You do not have    the strength to face   Rama in war”


5188.”At that time  you lost to a bird but  won over him using the sword  ,

Of Lord Shiva  who carries    the  proud    river Ganges   on his head,

If you did not have sword  , you would have been dead on that itself,

The penance you did  , your life span   and the boons    that you got ,

If properly thought can prevent God  of death from coming ,

But would not be able    to the   stop the arrows of heroic Rama.”


5189. “The sword that you got , the strength that   you got by your birth  ,

And all other things that you have   as well  the words   given to you,

By Lord Brahma sitting on the lotus flower  would all be swept away,

As soon as Rama  places his arrow on his bow   , would lose their power .

And would get destroyed. This is true .How can darkness stand  before  light of a lamp?”


5190. “At the time when you  uprooted     the Kailasa  mountain  ,

That Shiva who controlled  you by the pressing of his    thumb,

Had bent the  great Meru mountain in to a    bow and destroyed   the three cities,

And   have you not heard  the sound    of breaking of that bow,

When my husband who is a support    for me  broke  it, which  was not a match to his strength.” 


5191.”You who say that you uprooted    the Kailasa   mountain  and broke,

The determination of    the eight elephants   of directions  ,

Did not come when Lakshmana     was protecting me ,

Are only carrying your heads   only to salute the ladies?”


5192.”Oh ignorant one,  the city   of Lanka    is your place   of hiding  ,

And when my lord Rama knows about it  , sea as  well  as the city,

Would get destroyed   and would it end   at that?

Would he get peace     after    destroying you  ,

And  he would even burn the fire    at deluge?”


5193.”I am afraid that  on that day   whether  he would stop  ,

With killing of   the Rakshasas    who are   greatly angry  ,

Because that  Lord due to your    cheating   may destroy,

The entire faultless   world . The books of Dharma are  the witness to my thought.”


5194. “Oh Cruel person who is living making    the  pretty earth    as well as heaven scared,

Leave this silly pursuit of yours and follow    what   I say  because  , your  arethinking that my Lord Rama 

That he is  as  simple as Lord Vishnu with red eyes,

 Brahma with four heads and Lord Shiva , is due to  your ignorance.”


5195.If you think that     these  Rama and Lakshmana are  after all men,

Then it is   wrong , if Karthaveeryarjuna who is greater  than a forest  ,

And taller   than the mountain got killed   by a mere man Parasurama .

You can guess   about the prowess   and strength    of lord Rama.


5196.”Oh Ravana who is going to lose your  matchless wealth   and then die,

It is not proper for you  to  be  with ill feeling tell that they are  just two  people 

Is not that Lord Shiva   the lord of the deluge  who is   going to destroy the world,

Just one person    and you would realize the truth of this when the time comes.”


5197. “Even when Hiranya   , his brother   and other asuras who   are all warriors,

Who   had    shoulders    like    the strings of bows and other cruel people ,

Forsook the good Dharma   which is praised   by very wise people  ,

 They never    abducted   the wife of others  but  went away  ,

When they saw      the wife   of other people.”


5198.”Oh ignorant one  , if you properly realize  ,  did not    all devas , with Lord Brahma 

AS their chief   and   who  control their five senses  and who did  not go in the wrong path 

 and   all  Asuras   who  are  those who have moved away from bad fate have all the wealth,

But which made  them  your  slaves. If you have wealth   ,

Is it due to sins you did, or due to Dharma you did ?Please think about it.”


5199, “Oh ignorant one , The great  lord Shiva who gave you all this big wealth 

Is always immersed in penance  and is earning    the great spiritual wealth , is it not?

When it is like that you are moving away from Dharma  which     would make,

This  matchless   wealth move away from you  and you along with your ,

Relations would get destroyed .Would you not desire to follow Dharma?”


5200.”Even though  one is greatly strong ,   he  does not go away from valour   and never gets defeated,

He would also die but those   who move away from Dharma   and who do   not show  mercy,

On others  also die .But  only those   who get detached   from desires and lose

The  three  types of enmity are the ones who escape   from the circle  of birth and death ,

Are   there   any one else     who do that  , please tell.”


5201.”Oh king   , All the sages who have moved away from evil  , including Agasthya  ,

Who wrote grammar  of sweet tamil  were not able to manage   with the Rakshasas,

And told us who had entered the forest   that  “ we are not able to do penance  and so in truth  ,

Please destroy all those asuras   and help us.” And I  also heard that.,

And you who do not   know about that   and are  doing evil as per their words.”


5202.”Those sages  told us  your leadership  , your strength , your  great life span,

And the power   of  your great army    and even after knowing that  ,we cut off  ,

The nose of your sister   as well as    cut in to   pieces

The shoulders and legs  of your brothers . Would you not   think about it ?”


5203.”Oh silly fellow   who do  not know  norms of justice   ,  have you not heard  ,

About defeat  of Parasurama   who cut off the diamond shoulders  of,

Karthaveeryarjuna   who with his one thousand hands   caught   your twenty hands ,

Hit you in such a way that  blood came out of your mouths and put you in a great prison.”


5204.”Even the snake which is used to biting   would become  calm by chants,

But there is no one here   who can tell you who is very proud  that.

“This can be done” and “this should not be done” with old examples ,

And pointing out the wisdom to you. The people    in your council,,

Are   those   who honour your opinions   and they are really destroying you,

And when things are like    , what can you expect   except destruction.” Sita said


 5205.When  Sita told    these concepts of Dharma  , Ravana heard    that,

And all his twenty eyes   resembled   the lightning   coming out of the clouds,

And his mouth which gave away heat   shouted as if  mountains can be broken.

How to describe his anger? It was  more than the power  of passion which he  had.


5206.He stood   up with erect legs   and   with his  shoulders he hid   all the directions  ,

And with his eyes   spitting out fire in anger said, “I will  cut this lady and eat her.”

And with   the bursting anger   and  the controlled passion  alternatively,

Fighting with each other  , he started to go but   stood.


5207.At that time  Hanuman  decided   firmly in his enraged mind,

“Before this Ravana , who spoke ill of the  Arundathi  like wife of Rama   ,

Who is having me as her   slave  , touches her  , I would kick him by my legs  ,

Grind him by my hands   and kill him and later  do my good  job.”


5208.He further thought,  “I who am alone would    stand up    , shatter ,

All his ten heads   ,  drown  to the bottom , this    city of Lanka inside    the cool sea 

Carry   the pure lady of great penance   and go away    with great  joy,”

And grinding one palm with another    was awaiting    for the  proper time.


5209. At that time  the cruel Ravana   With his mature anger   which was burning,

Like at the fire at deluge  urging him  to destroy the entire world,

Being doused   by the   flood  of passion , decided  not to kill Sita ,

And with his   matchless   passion for   her   started   talking like    this.


5210.”In great anger  I told I will kill you  but   I will not kill    you.

I want to reply   to each of    the criticisms   made   on me  , there  are sufficient words,

This is something   which I am capable of doing   but    are there   anything  that  is,

Not within my power    which would make me say  I cannot do it.

In previous times     winning   and losing    happened   as if it was a play.”


5211.”Please  hear one  word from me  .Had I killed   Rama  , who was  like your soul  .

And who belonged to you and  then brought  you here  , suppose   you  leave your life,

Then  my  precious soul also would    go away . After   examining this truth carefully  ,

I carried   out this cheating  , Are  there   anybody  equal   to me.”


5212. “Oh lady   who speaks sweet words  which are sweeter    than honey  ,

Those men  who had gone  behind   that  Rakshasa thinking it is a deer  ,

If they come to know  that I have abducted   you  , would not come to Lanka.

If you  think that   they would come    it is ignorance   because  , even if they are   devas,

Once they understand that I have done it  , they  would become  dejected and would not come  here.


5213. “Oh lady  with thin shoulders , when there   are  people  like Vali who have won over me,

And there   the  trinity   who are   above everyone   and devas   who are supposed to have no death,

Since long time  Indra is acting as my slave  and I am ruling over  all three worlds  together  ,

And  I am the only matchless one  ,Is it necessary to tell   any other  reason ?’


5214.”Oh  lady who is like a doll  who speaks   sweet words.I would not kill those  men,

Who are like cows  and of great penance ,  so that  I would   get a bad name because of you   by making ,

The  complete  victory that I had by making    the trinity  as well as devas  weak.

I would call   them here   and employ them to do  my work. You please see that.”


5215. “Oh lady who does not have  any fault  , I would  not get fully matured   anger  ,

With  valour  , on men  who have less culture  , less strength   and   do   lowly    jobs.

In spite of that   this day   at this time  I can catch both of them ,

And  bring them here. You can now witness    my very great   strength  .


5216.”Oh lady   who wears  newly  made bangles, though they are  men who are  like grass,

Thinking of the help done by them of   giving   you to me  , they   are not fit to be killed , but,

You desire   that   they should be destroyed and if you  consent    to my trick,

And if  killing is a better deed, I would   carry out    that job immediately.”


5217.”Oh lady with a lesser  life span  , I am capable of reaching  Ayodhya   surrounded by moat  ,

Kill all those who are   there  including Bharata   and from there travel like   a fire at deluge,

Kill all those people  living in Mithila   with great prosperity  and easily   return back,

And kill you also here  . Perhaps   you have not understood  me properly.


5218.After Ravana   told these words  he became   greatly furious   and looking  at ,

The sword  in his hand  told  her, “This sword   would  destroy your soul.

Only two months is left    in the time given to you by me earlier,

Till then you   suffer  this sorrow    Then keeping   that lady  who had  .

Eyes like the bees   in the lotus flower in his mind  , he chided her  and went away.


5219.  While   going    he instructed   the Rakshasis    who have a   smile less  face  ,

Great   anger and open mouth ,” to  make  Sita who was    more tender  ,

Than a Vanchi climber  scared   by some trick or by some other trick  ,

Make her  very wise   but confused  mind , clear  and  make her ,

Get attracted   to him.” He told   them to come and meet him afterwards,

And if they do not do it he told  , “I would be like   poison to you .”


5220.After   Ravana returned back  , those   Rakshasis    who were   expert in doing evil,

Surrounded   peacock like Sita  who was like   the clear moon   spit   by Rahu after   swallowing him 

Shouted her  , insulted her   , chastised her  and did all  that they wanted and started  speaking fiercely.


5221.Some Rakshasis who were standing in front of Sita  , with fire coming out of   their eyes,

Speedily approached her   , lifted their shining    spear and sword .

Above their heads shouted “Kill her, kill her.  Make   her in to pieces  ,

And eat   those as much as you like   and fill up your belly.” Shouted they.


5222.Some other  Rakshasis    looked at Sita   and told,” Ravana who wins in his acts  ,

Is   the son of sage Pulasthya     who is the   son of Lord    Brahma  who created the world  ,

He is a matchless leader. He knows   one thousand Vedas and he is very wise .

His keeping   true  love   towards   you, in what   way is he  insulting you?”


5223. Some other Rakshasis told , “Oh bad one among ladies, by your cruel words ,

Similar to introducing arrows in a wound   you  caused   the evil Rama and Lakshmana,

And  created   the  disease   by which  , they  and their relations have   died.

Do not see   everyone in an equal manner   but   observe  the truth.”


5224.Some other  Rakshasis   told  “Oh lady without feeling   You have   sown burning fire  ,

To the clan of the family of yoyr husband   as well as the clan of    your father ,

And have  come here. You are already destroyed   and  all  ,

The crowd of your own people   would  not be  able    to live further. we have told  firmly.”


5225. That Sita   who never gets depressed  by   any sorrow  , saw    the  nature of Rakshasis,

Who were approaching   to kill her   , Others saying , our Lord    would definitely win  ,

So  let us eat her  and thought   in mind their extremely fat  body  ,

Their cruel words   and    the orders  of the cruel Ravana  ,

And with her   both eyes     full of tears     started   laughing.


5226.When  such misfortunes occurred    to Sita  , Trijata   who  was ,

In between the Rakshasis and Sita ,   addressing Sita   told  ,

“Oh mother   , I have already told you    about   the end of my dream.

In spite of it suppose you get dejected  , that   is a crime.” She said.

Then Sita said, “Oh mother     what you   told is right  “ and then,

She got consoled and composed    and this made Rakshasis  calmed town.


5227. Trijata   who was like   those   who knew about past , present  and future,

Those words   and those  Rakshasis  who never left Sita   anywhere ,

And those Rakshassis  who never left     the side of Ravana, brought an end their anger ,

And  stayed calm and that lady   who was innocent and had   curled  black hair   ,

Kept quiet   and was successful  in  keeping her  composure.


4.Urukattu  padalam,

Chapter on showing  of his form.


(Hanuman makes the Rakshasis sleep by his magical chant. Sita decided to commit suicide. Hanuman  introduces himself   tells her the   incidents of identification and also gives her    the Signet ring of Rama. Sita becomes happy and asks him  to tell about happenings to Rama after she left him. Hanuman  tells   her, these  incidents. Later  as per her request  he tells describes the look of Rama. She asks him being so small , how he crossed the ocean. Hanuman shows her   his mega form  . He reduces it as per her request  and tells about   the strength of the army of Sugreeva.

       In Valmiki Ramayana, Hanuman hiding in the tree   tells the entire story of Rama till then so that   she is convinced. He does not   use chants to  make the Rakshasis sleep. On seeing him Sita thinks he is a bad omen. When he tries to go near her, Sita   is greatly scared. Hanuman not only describes  Rama to her but  also describes Lakshmana. The way he describes   them is very much different)


5228.Hanuman thought , “This  is the proper   time   to see Sita , but she is being guarded,

By  those whose mind   is inclined to  saddening security and they are   all not asleep,

And just because I wish, they would not sleep .”  and then he chanted a mantra  ,

Which  made all of them sleep as if they were   dead.


5229.That Sita who have been suffering   for many days observing that   the Rakshasis,

Who normally do not sleep were sleeping , unable to bear her sorrow ,

Unable   to find any way to escape , becoming depressed   and scared,

Told without diminishing love   these words to herself and became sorrowful.


5230.”Oh strength which   is with the strong Rama , would Rama   who is like,

The black cloud   and huge sea   give my soul to me who am alone ?

Would the thunder like sound of the string of his bow    come to Lanka?’


5231.”Oh moon   who has not learnt  , Oh moon which has   light like Sun,

Oh night   which is not getting over, Oh darkness   which is not diminishing  ,

All of you get angry with me    who is alone but never ,

Get angry with   Rama who holds the bow and who does not think about me.”


5232.”Oh cruel ones  , you are hugging   the hot winds   which spreads fire  ,

And hurting  me  .Do you not know the state   of my   soul.

You have moved   with  Rama   who is  lustrous  like the sea,

For very many days  . Did you not talk to  him about  me.”


5233.”He would never be at peace   without coming   here and I am ,

Not  getting  tired due to the sorrow caused  by his great mercy  ,

Which keeps on increasing . Oh heroic  one who is  like Lord Vishnu  ,

Oh matchless   leader, one day you please  cure my great pain.”


5234.”You told me, “Oh Sita    who wants    to reach the forest with dense trees ,

Leave out that thought. I would return soon and till then be in this city.”,

But is your mercy like this in not coming here?  Are  you eating away  ,

My soul  which is living    here   without   any support?”


5235.”Oh wisdom that is   being protected by me  , Oh my soul,

For several days without any shame you   get   sad along with me  .

You would nt go away from me till I  meet with Lord Rama ,

And just because   you do not move away , Shall I live with this bad name?”


5236.” Do you need    to be happy  that , the deathless   crowned king Dasaratha ,

Died   and  great sorrow spread   on all the seven worlds   and not getting  sorry for this  ,

Rama came in this endless path to this forest   and that cruel   one  would come and see you?’


5237.  After thinking like this   Sita   who had waist like lightning  and  was  wearing shining  ,

Ornaments  took deep breath became   very sad  and determined and decided,

“If this soul which is with me   is one   with sorrow  ,  at the  time ,

Of me sacrificing it  , great   fame    would   come to me.”


5238. “Due to the desire   to see Lord    Rama wearing sound giving  heroic anklets,

I waited   with patience   and also protected   my own soul but,

Would that pure Rama   touch me  because   for   large ,

Number of days   I was  imprisoned   here.”


5239.”Even after  knowing   that  an outsider  has thought about me,

I continued  without attaining death    and protected   my soul,

In spite the   bad and harsh words  of those outsiders  remaining in my ears,

I continued    to protect   my soul   and lived in this prison  ,

Where do the different type of  Rakshasis who are  like me live?”


5240.”I would bear the words that accuse  me and sleep, My great lineage ,

And wealth   are still good. Are there   any  well known chaste   women  ,

Who continue to live   after   they are  made    to part with their husband , except me.”


5241.”Possibly Rama    who is the lord of my soul    has   left me away  ,

Because  it is not a virtuous act   to  love a girl who has  reached  another house.

In the outside   world to protect from bad name  and  he  would  ,

Continue  do acts against    householder’s culture   and spend his time  ,

And  how can I who am alone continue to live   without any support.”


5242. “As soon as    I got this   very bid bad fame  , I should have left my soul,

And I who follow the culture of ancestors   am  not bothered    about,

The  bad   words  being  told by others   and  am  living ,

With lost fame .Is it   for attaining   heaven?”


5243.”Even if  that Rama and Lakshmana who have a heart with nothing but love  ,

Bear   this very bad name of my death  , I would not get worried and I who am  born in a clan,

Which is famous  even in heaven  of  destroying   the sorrow of others,

Have   only myself to    remove the bad name that I have  as there is no one else to do it.”


5244. “After   sending my Lord Rama behind   the deer of illusion,

I sent my son Lakshmana   to search    for Rama   after  telling  bad words at him,

And I who  am a lady  have  reached the home   of this poison like    Ravana .

Would my being   remaining  alive be accepted   by the world?”


  5245”Let those very great  natured Rama and Lakshmana  , get rid of   the bad name,

Of my death  and also  win in the war if they could  or otherwise   let them also attain death,

And after living  not following the Dharma of  housewife , would  the bad  names that   I deserve ,

Told   by the world, go and surround   Rama   and Lakshmana?”


5246.”Would I who am ignorant  continue to live   before   great and famous  ladies ,

Who are  like the musk deer    which has not seen sorrow and who have done great penance,

Continue to live after  parting with Rama who is like a black cloud with a bad name that

I have   lived  in  this     thief’s world of   Lanka  ?”


5247.” When that   wonderful person called Rama , after  completely destroying  ,

The clan of Rakshasas using his bow  , releases   me   from this cruel prison,

If he says   to me  , “You do not have   the right to enter  my home”

How would   I be able to prove my chastity    to  him.”


5248.”And so  , my dying now    is the only path shown in Dharma “

Deciding firmly like this   and seeing that “ those   who  could  prevent my  death ,

Are sleeping due to my  penance   and no other   time is more suitable  “,

She reached a garden of  Madhavi trees   which was fully covered   by flowers.


5249.At that time Hanuman looked   at Sita   and   after examining her state,

He was taken aback and being scared    to touch  her body  saying ,

“I am the emissary of Rama   who is the Lord of all devas”

Saluted   the peacock like lady with reddish mouth    and came out from his place of hiding.


5250.”Oh lady  the poor me has    reached   to this place by the   order of Rama .

Numberless people  have been searching thoroughly  for you   in all the worlds,

And I due to my great luck and penance  have come   and seen your divine   feet.”


5251.”Rama does not know   that   you are here and suffering in great sorrow,

I have to tell you the reason for that. It is because   all the Rakshasa   crowds  ,

Have not still died. Is there   any other alternative reason?”


5252.”Oh lady who is like a lamp filled with ghee, Do not suspect me,

I have identification material   and also I know   the words  of Rama,

Which were told in private. Do  not consider  me as an outsider  ,

Like    the gooseberry kept on the open palms.”


5253.When Hanuman told this and was standing there saluting her. Sita  looked at him,

Along with mercy as well as anger and thought,  he who is   standing in front of me is not a Rakshasa,

He is a sage who  is stable on good nature   and has controlled    his five sense organs,

And if he is not a sage, he could be a Deva, He talked   with wisdom  ,

He is pure   and   he is faultless.” And after  knowing this,


5254.”Let him be a Rakshasa or different from a Rakshasa  but a matchless Deva,

Or let him be one belonging to monkey clan, let his character   be cruel,

Let it be merciful   but he  has come inside the prison  and told  name of Rama,

And made   me sentimental  , He gave me life .Can there  be a help greater  than this ?’


5255.After thinking like that she examined him carefully  , she decided ,

“He would melt my mind . He is not one who tells words  of deceit  ,

Being told by the cheaters  who have deceiving thoughts in his mind.

He  is  sadly talking with sorrow with his tears   falling on earth,

And he seems to be one   with whom I can talk : and after  this,

She asked him, “Oh valorous one  , who are you?”


5256,  Accepting those words, that Hanuman with very pretty hands said,

“Oh mother  , I am the friend of the pure Rama   . got  by him after   separating from you,

There is a  monkey called Sugreeva   who keeps himself  away from crimes  .

Who is the son of Sun God and a  lord of all monkeys.”


5257. “That Sugreeva  had an elder brother called Vali who tied  Ravana  ,

In his tail and made him lose his strength   and jumped    ,

To all the  eight   directions   and one who as per the request of Devas,

He  has very strong shoulders and churned   the milky ocean with Mandhara  mountain,

Tied by  Vasuki the serpent, so that nectar could   come up to the surface.”


5258.”Your lord Rama   using one arrow killed   that very strong Vali  ,

Gave the kingship to his younger brother Sugreeva   and  took  his  help,

To search you  , I am a slave   to our king the great Sugreeva and am,

Also  in his council  and I am the son of wind God     who appeared,

From the sky   and I am being called as Hanuman.”


5259.”There  are   seventy Vellam monkeys  who are  prepared to do faultlessly  ,

All that   is thought   by your Lord Rama . They   are capable of  standing  ,

In all the worlds   and capable of crossing the oceans individually  ,

And they   are  spread    all over like   the sky.”


5260.”After they have searched    all the seven worlds   surrounded  ,

By the seven   oceans, the country of    the serpents ,

From the heaven to earth  and all over   this planet ,

And did not find   you, they would go beyond this  universe to search you.”


5261. “Recognizing   the  ornaments   packed in a cloth   and put  on our mountain ,

By you, when  you   were being abducted by the  Ravana of silly acts,

That Rama   who is the personification of victory  , took me aside ,

And told me    some incidents  of recognition  and told  me,

“you go  to the left side”. Will   grace be ever damaged?”.


5262.”Oh mother when we showed   those  ornaments   of yours to Rama  ,

It is not  easy for you to understand his reaction   by the way that  I say.

Are   there  any other except ornaments to indicate   the sign of life?

Those ornaments which you   put there   on that   day there ,

Are those    which have   protected   your Mangalys suthra   till today.”


5263.”Things were like that with Rama   and  in the southern direction  ,

Angadha  the son of Vali   who was sent by Sugreeva    along with,

Two Vellam of army   spread every where   after   searching every where.

Sent me to this city of Lanka   which is  surrounded   by tides 

Said Hanuman   who   had won over the sense organs which are  berated.


5264. When Hanuman who was the emissary   told about love of Rama,

Sita  whose eyes were   full of  tears  of joy became extremely happy  ,

With the joy crossing the banks   and her body which was made ,

Thin by sorrow   slightly puffed up   and looked good and told,

“So escaping with life    has  come to me”  and asked Hanuman,

“Please tell me    the   how you have understood   the features of Rama?”


5265 . “ Oh lady with waist like hand held drum  , It  is not easy   to describe  ,

The body of Rama with suitable similes. For every   comparison that has to  be told,

There is a limit . So please do not bother    about the comparisons  ,

But follow the sequence   of   specifications   and understand   them.”

After saying this Hanuman started   to describe Rama from his  feet to the head.


5266.”The people at a distance who have not seen his feet  told,

It was like a lotus flower with red petals, His feet is not as simple as that of a  lotus flower,

If  we think of his feet and start telling comparisons , it would be like  ,

The  corals in the  broad sea with tides   having the property  of  black Kuvalai  flowers.”


 5267.”Oh lady  who has several ornaments  , the bud  of karpaga tree,

With petals  , the young coral creeper   in the   shores of cool sea ,

And the corals they yield   are  not  suitable comparison,

To the fingers  of the  lord   but possibly the    rays of  the sun,

When it  is just raising     would  be a better   comparison.”


5268.”For comparison of the nails of his   fingers   of  his feet  ,

The moon in its small and big forms without   its taint   is not a sufficient comparison,

The shining diamonds    are  not  good either    and I am not able  ,

To think of any other  thing   that would be a  suitable  one.”


5269.”Though his feet did not touch the earth   in Ayodhya  , they  suffered,

After   coming to the forest    and they were  very pretty as  per  ,

Books  detailing   the best  look of body   and those  ,

Were the feet   which made   all the   worlds   stand together ,

Is it possible    to search for comparison   for them.”


5270. “Oh mother   to the ankle of Rama   who sleeps  on the well made  ,

Serpent  holding the conch  which are  found on the shores   that stop water,

And the wheel   and who had   the colour of the water rich cloud  .

How can one compare   the quiver    which holds   the arrows?”


5271. “His thighs can be compared    to  the mane  of the  pretty and victorious king of birds,

Which  look like  the  Dharma and  which is rising up    with  pretty movements,

And  the   valour drenching  trunk of the  elephant  in rut  ,

Who felt shy when compared to his thighs   and is it possible   to get ,

Any comparable thing   to his thighs   in this earth.”


5272.”His pretty belly  button   which was formed   by  pushing out  the lotus  flower,

And the earth, if it is compared  to  the whirl pool of the Ganges with a right side whorl,

It would not be proper   and when it is like   that how can  magizham    flower,

Be compared to it .Where   are other   comparable   things?”


5273,”Oh Goddess  , if goddess Lakshmi did great penance  for  living ,

Without parting   on  broad high   chest    of her lord ,

Which scared   the extremely  pretty  mountain of emeralds .

Who  in the world   has   got greater  luck than her.”


5274. “His long arms which touch his  upper part of the legs ,

Which are always frequented by honey bees   thinking  ,

That  they are  the fully opened lotus flowers  ,

Can possibly   be compared to the long  trunk of Iravatha  elephant,

Which is in between its tusks  and all other comparisons   would not be sufficient.”


5275”.Like the sun god seeing   lotus flowers   with fresh green leaves  ,

The enraptured   hands of the god  split open   the diamond like  body of Hiranya,

That cruel act    did take place   but if it   has not taken place  ,

That doubt would be cleared  by   his bud   like nails.”


5276. “The mountains    did not increase in size nor    they got  luster ,

They do not have   any support from Goddess  Lakshmi  ,.

When  the  bow like   the  very strong Meru mountain   broke,

The huge string did not complain   and it did not get fame  .

 So there  in nothing very similar   to another    thing   and how can,

Mountains   be compared   to the shoulders  of Rama.”


5277.” When the conch  is being held by God Vishnu   who is sleeping ,

On the serpent   is there for comparison  , thinking  of conch of the sea  ,

And young betel nut tree   to his neck  can only be done ,

By ignorant people    and   wise people   cannot agree  to that.”


5278”Lord Rama’s face is like a lotus flower but   what shall  I tell ,

As comparison  to his eyes? His face cannot be compared   ,

To the cool full moon , because  in the declining   cycle,

One day   the moon does   disappear.”


5279.The red mouth of Rama   who has   broad shoulders  applied with,

Sandal and Akil paste, if compared to the red lotus flower  ,

Which has grown up by taking water, it would become   shy.

Can  the coral  which  does not smile, does not get wet , does not drip  nectar  ,

And does not speak sweet words  be a good comparison.”


5280.”The   comparison  to the teeth of Lord Rama   could be    pearls,

Or  pieces  of the full moon   or drops   of the   wealth of nectar

Or  properly arranged and stitched    silver or  the  shoots   of  ,

Different type of Dharma   from their seed  or ,

The bunch of flowers   that appeared    from truth  ,

I am not able to  tell which of them is a better comparison.”


5281. “Does the tip of the Indra Neela   stone   which   was formed  in this faultless earth,

And the   cluster of light reflected   from the  undivided  gem of emerald ,

Have    the beauty desired   by those who love him?

Can  his divine nose   be compared   to the   chameleon  like lips,

Hiding the shining teeth which are   like Indra Kopa   beetles or any other thing?”


5282. “The headless crowded  bodies of  Kara and others which make one shiver ,

In the forest, different types   of ghosts , the bow in the hands   of Rama  ,

Can possibly be compared   to his bent eye brows   which make   the devas  ,

Groups of saints  and matchless  Dharma  jump with glee   saying   that,

The clan of Rakshasas   is now  completely eliminated, Please decide  which of them is better?”


5283.The moon on the eighth   day  would be clearly visible    in the growth cycle ,

The  stain which is separate   , the growth as well as decline   would  one day,

Be swallowed by a snake and when that great sorrow  , the disappearance as well as appearance

Goes away on one day   , then in the moving darkness  below a pretty shade  ,

If it remains   for long time   then it would be like forehead of Rama.


5284. “long , curled  , shining  , black  , densely grown, blue coloured,

Going up and down  , with curled ends  , having divine fragrance even without  ,

Flowers   and scented   smokes  his  hair  had become   matted in the forest  ,

And because   of that comparing   it with cloud , would  not be proper.”


5285.” With goddess  Lakshmi and Goddess    earth   hugging  and standing near him,

And due to that   his  great  wealth   crossing    the limits   of  all the seven worlds  ,

But living   bereft  of  that    wealth   in the sorrowful forest , without getting tired  ,

He  was  walking  without tiresomeness   and if that   walk  is compared    to ,

The less wealthy   walk of a bull , would not an elephant   in rut get   sad?”


5286.When he   described like this   that lady Sita   melted like   the wax ,

Put in the fire and   without   her  knowledge   was getting  greatly sad ,

And the wise Hanuman   saluted her    falling   on the earth  and said,

“Oh lady  who walks like a peacock , I have    the golden  recognizing  symbol  ,

Given by Rama  and also  the golden words  of  recognition  .

Please    hear them “   and then he    started   telling about them.


5287. ”Walking   in the forest path is not possible    for you and the time  ,

That I am going to spend in the forest is less and till then  , perfom,

Assistance   to my mothers   and live in Ayodhya”  As soon as  I told like this ,

She stood by my side dressed   in a tree hide and soul churned  by sorrow,

And also with great anger prepared   for the journey. Please tell it to her.”


5288.”Oh Hanuman  , please  tell her   that  when I  after obeying the  order  of the king,

With  great wealth,     I   was leaving   the kingship   and   at the time  of my  going away ,

Before I crossed   the gate   with walls  of Ayodhya   which was ruled by  my ancestors,

Lady  Sita  asked me  “where  is the forest?” . please remind it to her .”


5289.”When Sumanthra who was  driving the   very great chariot   looked at Sita ,

And asked her  “Please tell me some thing   for the way of   Rama”

And you who forgot your sorrow   with  a nature of a child   told,

“Please   tell my sister to look after  parrot as well as  Naganavai  birds.  Tell her about it.”


5290.He told me  ., “there  is no need for me to tell anything    further  ,”

And gave  me his divine ring on which his name was written ,

And made   with  impossible to do artistic work., saying  that,

“It is my signet ring “  and saying this   Hanuman     with his  long arms,

Showed     that  matchless     ring    to the lady Sita, who had  ,

A crescent like    forehead   and she    saw  it.


5291.For comparison     of  the act   of this lady with   pretty forehead

Shall I say   that it was  like those dead  who   attained   the aim   of being born,

Or those   who have forgotten themselves, understanding   themselves  ,

As well as   their Lord  and   attain   great  sensational feeling  ,

Or shall I say that   the soul which left   the body came   back at correct time,

How will I be able    to understand the reaction of  Lady Sita.


5292. Sita  who saw the  ring   was like a serpent   who found the gem it lost,

Was like the poor man    who again got   the  lost old wealth,

Was like  the barren women     who gave birth to a   child  .

And was also  like  the matchless   body which got back its eyes.


5293. Sita took the    ring  and kept it   on her breasts  , she kept it on her  head,

She  caressed her eye with it as if was a flower  , She felt great joy on her shoulders,

She became thin  , she became cool , she with great heat   got   worried,

She breathed heavily   and how  can her sensation be   described.


5294, She smelled that ring  , she  kept it on her breast and  hugged  it  ,

She wiped away the  tears of joy that filled    her eyes  and sawthe long cage of birds,

She wanted to tell about  her thoughts on seeing the cage  ,

Without able to tell anything   she sobbed  and tried to stifle  it.


5295. “The body of sita   who had long eyes   and pretty ornaments ,

Lost their  lightning like love-lorn colour   and  assumed a  golden   colour,

This is true   and does it mean the ring of that great male   Rama,

Had  the magical  property turning everything it   touched in to gold.


5296. That gem studded ring   due to hunger  had become   for  those  ,

Who were in their home   and were   suffering due to sorrow  ,

The food to eat  , it was like a guest who reached  home of  a householder,

And it was also like a medicine  which gave back life ,

To those who are about to die. Let it   live    forever.


5297. With her soul getting overjoyed  that Sita    with teeth   like shining  pearls

Became  like  this and with her tears of joy     falling on  the top of her breasts  ,

And  get reflected from there  , with her baby    voice    faltering   she said,

 The following words.“Oh great one , You gave me back my soul  .”


5298.  “Can I do any small help  to   Lord Brahma who created    all the three worlds  ,

And  to  you  who has  come as emissary of Rama    and    gave me back my soul  ?

Oh my God    who is my father   as well as mother , Oh  life  of mercy  ,

You have given the  life in the heaven in this   birth itself.” Said Sita.


5299. “Oh valorous   one who has  shoulders   like   thick Bamboos,

Oh charitable one , who removed my sorrow   when I had no one to help,

Oh great one , you live long . I am one with a mind without  impurity ,

You would live  as you live today ,  as long as the fourteen worlds   which consider one eon as one day  ,

Exist and till the final deluge    when everything   would be destroyed.” Said she.


5300.When Hanuman started   talking again  , she   said, Oh Hanuman who has .

The best of characters , Where does  Rama   live    along with Lakshmana  ?

Where did he meet you?From whom did Rama know   about my present state .

And ask you?”  and   Hanuman with  wide  shoulders like huge pillar  , started telling about happenings?”


5301. “As per the orders of Ravana  ,a Rakshasa   of illusion  who was black like  a rich cloud,

Who was called Mareecha  , took the   form of a deer of illusion   ,

Which is evil personified   and came   before  you  in the forest,

And Rama   who had an ornamented chest  killed him by an arrow  ,

And when he was falling  , he wailed for help    and that   deceived   you.”


5302.  “That God   wished that  the wail should not be heard by Lakshmana  ,

And  made a  sound with the string of his bow, In spite   of that   sound  ,

The desire   of fate   was implemented. Due to the false   wail which was heard,

Rama was expecting something bad will   happen   that day  and  that Rama,

Holding    the very powerful bow   saw  Lakshmana   coming towards  him.”


5303. “After seeing him   understanding    the thoughts  of Lakshmana from his face ,

That Rama with a lotus flower like face   heard   what Lakshmana had to say  ,

Reached the   hermitage frequented by bees   and not able to see your pretty form there ,

Lived   further with painful breath as his   only food.Is this  the only reason to be sad?”


5304. “I came in search of you   and have been    able to see you  in front of me  ,

My Lord Rama   does not have  evil in him   and you are  the real  heart of  Rama  which he wears,

 After   the false soul has gone out  ,  you are   in the heart   of Rama  who  is the best among males 

 And so how can he   be destroyed because   when you , his soul is here  , how can he leave  it there.”


5305.”Oh mother , Rama who attained   that stage   from that  hermitage  ,

Searched   for you  closely    in nearby  big forests  , rivers and  mountains ,

Moving like   a robot   without soul and reached   near Jatayu  ,

Who had sacrificed   his soul   for   the sake   of  fame  .”


5306.”Oh lady who has   got beauty   of character  , seeing    the war wound  ,

In the body  of  Jatayu   , got drowned    in ocean of sorrow   and said,

“Oh my father  , Please  tell me the   reason for   your  sorrow  , please tell”,

And when he told about the deceit done by Ravana  , the king of  Lanka  ,

One by one  , the fire  of anger   of Rama   increased ,

Step  by step  , making one feel that   the entire world  had   been burnt.”


5307.’With great anger   he said that   with his bow  , he would destroy ,

All the three worlds   and when he looked at his bow  , the father Jatayu,

Looking at Rama   said, “Because  one silly fellow    did   a mistake  ,

Are   you    getting   angry   with the entire world ?This is not proper.

Get peace in your mind  “ and due to those words  , he got  calmed  down.”


5308. “Oh best  and great lady  , Rama  asked  , “which way did Ravana   go?,

Where  is he at present  ? Where does  he live?  Please tell”, and before,

Jatayu the king of Hawks    started    to reply  , due   to the very cruel fate ,

Jatayu died and Rama  and Lakshmana   who had the big bow ,

AS well as arrows   in  their red hands, were drowned  in sorrow.”


5309.  “Those   very depressed   Rama  and Lakshmana    with great  difficulty,

Consoled     themselves and did all the obsequies   to that  father   who did masculine work,

Making even the devas   wonder   and jaded. They decided   that they would  ,

Search for Ravana    who is an expert in evil work   and    crossed  ,

Several forests and   mountains     with  peaks  touching   the clouds.”


5310.    “When they were not able to find you  in  those places   they  were depressed ,

After   consoling themselves, their  reddish eyes due to   crying  making their way slushy,

And   that Rama   like   the  wax being  destroyed  by  fire   became with a thin body  ,

Telling these    words  , he lost    his wisdom    and got  mentally   upset.”


5311. “ Rama who has shoulders   on which Goddess   Lakshmi   lived, 

Without understanding himself, due to increased  love towards   you  ,

With all his five sense organs confused and like   Lord Shiva   who wears ,

Good Datura flowers and serpent  , became  like a person who is mad,

In this    world   , which person has  been able to win over dictates of fate?”


5312.”The cloud like Rama   seeing river  Godavari asked , “is it a lie,

That at dawn , Sita who is like a coral garland , took bath in your cool waters,

Please search for  her  and give her to me. If you do   not,

You would turn in to fire.”  And became very angry with her.”


5313.”Oh mountain, run  quickly   and show me   my lady  ,

Who is like a flower  branch. If you do not show me  , I would break,

You and your crowd  of mountains  and all that in you  , today itself,

Burn and make it a charcoal . For that  one arrow of mine is sufficient :” Rama said.


5314 .”Did not my deer like Sita   got abducted  because   , that  Rakshasa ,

Did some illusion in the form of a deer and    she is  suffering now because of that,”

After telling like this to the deer   which did   not cause  any trouble    to others,

With anger   he told, “With my murderous  bow which rules   by its arrows,

I  would destroy     even  your name”   saying this he stood seething with anger.


5315, “”When that Rama who had a  different type of attitude  told many such things ,

And became sad  , due to the  faultless  medicine like   words   of consolation  of his younger brother ,

Who was  like his soul and who had  a consoled mind  , became little more clear ,

Became stronger   and started   searching   for doing   suitable acts.”


5316.”That Rama   along with his younger brother   came to the Rishymooka   mountain,

On which the lord of our clan Sugreeva , who is the son   of   the   faultless   sun God,

Who  sits    on the great  chariot in the sky   and   That Rama   who has  lotus like eyes ,

And Sugreeva who had  affection like a soul   towards him  ,

Became friends, so that the devas would   continue    to live.”


5317.”That Lord Rama   who cannot be seen  even by the great wisdom of the Vedas,

Told him   about his misfortune   and why he came there and when he   was

Getting greatly upset   as if his entire heart was wounded, we showed him,

The ornaments thrown by you with great   sorrow  and he saw them.”


5318. “When that Rama armed with the spear    who has   taken up killing of his enemies,

Saw those ornaments    which were like your eye, got  so much sick  that,

Even if nectar is sprinkled    on him , he would not    get cured, That sickness

Was earlier there   and was not something   which can be cured  by thought,

And   by the lowly words   of ours , it had the nature  of following us.”


5319.” Rama    who   was very depressed  and worn out   was consoled   with great difficulty,

Near   that  mountain  , on a golden mountain   lived   Vali    who was himself  ,

Looking like   a mountain  , who   caused   great sorrow   to Ravana, by tying him on his tail,

And while he was hanging there jumped     over very many mountains and  oceans.”


5320. “Rama killed    that Vali just by one     of his arrows and Rama  gave the kingship,

To that Sugreeva who was pure with love  and sent him to collect a huge roving army ,

And till he came  , for the   past four months   was living   on a mountain.”


5321.”Oh Lady with a forehead  like a bow  , he ordered   that army  which came late  ,

To all the    big directions   to search for you  , he sent me  speedily   to the southern direction,”

Said Hanuman, who knew past , present and future ,about all the  events that  happened   till then.


5322.When that   Hanuman  a personification of love    told her   these  words,

Sita became happy on hearing the sorrow of Rama   due to her , realizing his love towards  her,

And that  Lady  also became greatly sad  making   , even her bones   melt,

Thinking about    the sorrow of Rama who has powerful patience.


5323. That Sita    who had a greatly sorrowing mind   with her   body rotating ,

In between   the whirlpool   of the tears    that   she shed,. Asked Hanuman,

“Oh sir , please tell me how you managed   to cross   this   measureless sea.”


5324.Hanaman said, “oh mother  with thin    waist, like  the realized  people ,

With great wisdom   , who have merged themselves   on the pure   feet of the matchless lord,

Crossing easily      the ocean of illusion , I crossed this black sea   by  my feet.”


5325.That  Lady Sita  who was well known for   her smile  which  was more pretty,

Than pearls as   well  as the  moon light  looked at Hanuman and asked him,

“How   did you with such a small  and weak body   cross the sea  and came here?

Was this made possible by your penance ? or is it due  to occult power?”


5326.That Hanuman  with saluting hands, became    one with huge shoulders,

Became tall   reaching above the sky   and  grew up  to  other globes ,

Which are  unapproachable  and considering that his head   will hit  ,

The other worlds  , had a bent head, showed his mega    form to Sita.


5327. Does the talked about   greatness  of   proper   way to the  great form of Hanuman   

Depend on the   five elements   as shown by God   or does   the greatness  ,

Of those five elements    depend on the form of Hanuman  ,

It is necessary to think about   , where it is?


5328,Like the fire flies crowding   around   all the   trees,  

Of the tall golden  mountain Meru,

The  stars   were   crowding around  the   roots of hair,

Of Hanuman  who had taken the   very huge form.


5329,  The two  greatly lustrous ear   globes of Hanuman,

Were having a   view that   was beyond   the sight of the eyes,

And were in between the nine  planets  ,

And appeared   to be   the sun and moon  amidst those planets.


5330. Lord Vishnu   who    had measured   all the   worlds  ,

Thought that   this a   feeble    and a useless   monkey  ,

But when he saw  Hanuman who was  like an axle of a chariot  ,

Touching   the sky , would think that he is peculiar   and   would fell ashamed.


5331. In all the edge   of the eight directions   and in all worlds  ,

All the beings     which cannot move about  by themselves,

Saw Hanuman  and Hanuman also saw   by his lotus like eyes  ,

All the inhabitants  of   the heaven in a straight manner.


5332.Due the pressure exerted    by the feet of Hanuman,

Who was    growing     further and further tall,

The city of Lanka got drowned    in that deep sea ,

And the white foam of the sea   spread on earth,

And all the fishes in water  were lying on the  earth.


5333.That Sita who had waist like Vanchi creeper   who has faultless   chastity ,

Did not see the divine  lotus like feet of Hanuman   and  with the thought  ,

That  Rakshasas   would die because   of him and became happy ,

And requested    him to reduce   that huge    form of his.


5334.That Sita who was    the one who ,

Had hugged    the  shoulders of Rama,

Which were prettier   than the Kanaya tree, 

with a very happy   frame of mind  ,

Told Hanuman, “This mature world  are   

Not capable   of seeing your huge form and so reduce   it 


5335.That great Hanuman who had grown taller than,

The sky   said , “As  per  your wish , great lady”,

And then became  small form which    was simple   to  see,

And That Sita who was like a lamp   , where  there is no need,

To lengthen the wick, told   these   words.”


5336. “Oh Hanuman who has   more speed    than even the   wind,

You uprooted   the earth with its   mountains, lifted the sky,

With one hand you  picked up Adhi Sesha   who  carries this world,

And in spite of that   you did not get  proper recognition for these acts,

You walked in between the ocean and   you crossed   the huge ocean,

That put you  in to shame. What benefit would you get   because of it?”


5337.”oh valorous one    who has   long thick shoulders  , along with   ,

The Grace of Rama   the best among men who holds   the wheel in his hand,

You  who are matchless is  the only  one with fame    and live    for eons   without destruction,

To suit your mega form  , this Lanka which is the enemy   of the world,

Happened to be after  one ocean and not after seven oceans ,I think it  lowering   your   greatness.”


5338.”This is   your wisdom   and this is your strength.

This   is your control   over five   senses and this is your act,

This is your clarity and way to attain that   clarity ,

This is your thought   and this   is your justice  ,

And when this is so  Brahma    and  other Devas,

Do seem to    have   nothing    with them.”


5339. “I who had seen the  strong Rakshasas with lightning like teeth  ,

Thought that Rama does not have  any one to assist him   other than ,

Lakshmana    who was born after   him  and was worried about Rama  ,

And  became  mind broken and now my doubts    are cleared ,

My life   has become meaningful  for when you who is the form of greatness,

Is going to assist Rama  , I am sure   the Rakshasas   would undergo great  suffering.”


5340.That Sita who was   like the wealth   in the face  of Goddess Lakshmi,

Looked at Hanuman  “Today itself I am looking like  one  who is released,

From the  prison of illusion   and I feel like   I have  become the destroyer  of    the  Rakshasas,

Who had tortured   me here   along with all their relatives, I have become  ,One who carried the divine feet of Rama with heroic anklets. Now except   fame , I would not even touch  bad name  ,

Even if I die now  , my soul    will not    have any problem”  saying this    she became happy.


5341. That  great Hanuman   saluted the divine feet of Sita and started   ,

Telling her   about    the   greatness   of the monkey army .” Oh Lady who is like Arundathi,

Numberless   monkey chiefs  are  the   servants    of Rama  . Those  in number 

Would exceed    the   sand   which is lying   on the banks   of  the ocean , I came here,

Saying that  I am a servant   in that  vast crowd of great heroes,

I would perform orders     given as    well as orders   told.”


5342. “The army of Rama    has the strength   of seventy vellam  and they   are ,

Capable   of drinking this ocean as   if it is a handful    of water, It is because this location

Of  Lanka guarded  by the deceitful    Rakshasas is not   known to Rama   and is away from his sight  ,

It is existing  and when he knows   it, can it continue    to exist?”


5343-5344. “Sugreeva the younger brother   of Vali ,  his son Angadha  ,

Kumudha, Neela , Kumudaksha  , Panasa, Sarabha    of victorious nature  ,

The Jambavan   with  very long life  , Dunma, Khamba  , Gavayaksha   who resemble god of death,

And Nala  , Sankha, Vindha  , Dumintha    and Madhana who are  well known in this world,

Monkey  called  Dhooma  and is greatly famous, Dadhi mukha  ,and Sathavali  ,

Who are capable of carrying not  only this world  but also other worlds,

Several commander in chiefs who are   capable of helping Rama  like his arrows,

Are all there   and their number   is beyond the possibility   of counting  .

Oh Lady who wears   a cloth over her breasts  , when we see them,

 These  Rakshasas  are no where  near them, “


5.Choodamani padalam

Chapter   on head   brooch.


 (Hanuman tells Sita , that   he would carry   her on his back to the place of Rama. She tells him that it is not   proper   due to several reasons . Hanuman agrees with her reply. Later she tells that   she can keep her soul only for one more month  and requested Hanuman  to tell Rama   to come by that time. Hanuman consoles her  and asks for incidents of identity. She tell about the attack on her   by the son of Indra   and how once Rama suggested   her   to keep the name of Kaikeyi   to her pet bird.   She later  gives Hanuman her hair brooch which Hanuman keeps safely  .With great sorrow  Hanuman takes leave from Sita.

    In Valmiki Ramayana Sita tells   about the incident when day her Thilaka got erased  , how Rama put a Thilaka using laterite stone  and not about the incident of choosing name   to her pet bird.)


5345.Hanuman  thinking that Sita   who was  like Goddess  Lakshmi may commit suicide,

And felt that it is not easy to tell her   that” I am here   who would  protect you  so , do not be scared”.

Thought   that  it would be better   to  carry  the soul like wife  of  Lord Rama  ,

Who is the  root cause of all the world   and move  her from there.


5346.He told her  , “Please   hear  my words  , do not brush it away  ,

If   that Ravana were to kill you, it would be no point in  winning  over him,

And so what   is the point and collecting ideas   as to what we could do,

 I would take you   and show   to Rama   and salute both your feet,

And this   happens to be    the proper   time    to do it.”


5347.”Oh Sita   who is  greatly pretty  and who is like a  golden climbing plant,

If you  sit  on my  shoulders covered   with soft hair  peacefully,

Leaving your sorrow   and get a sweet   sleep  , then I  can carry you  ,

And take you to the hill where  Lord Rama lives,

Within a second  , without   making   any delay on my   way.”


5348.”Oh lady  with  curly hair  , if some Rakshasas come to know,

That  I am taking you away  and if some Rakshasas  chase  me  in  the middle,

I would cool my anger   by shattering those asuras and make  them fall down,

And I who have got the boon  of deathlessness , after   seeing your sorry state,

Would not go back to Rama with empty   hands, without  solving it.”


5349.”Oh mother, even if you  order     me to take you   along with Lanka ,

I would uproot it and carry it on one of my strong hands ,

Destroy all those   who try to stop  me   and place  it before Rama,

Who holds   the cruel bow    and then salute his feet  ,

Where he wears   the heroic anklets and this is not  difficult   for me.”


5350,”Oh Lady who is similar to Arundathi, if I go  near  Lord  Rama   and tell,

 That , “Your nectar like   consort   is living with great sorrow  in  a prison,

By some people who are   great cheaters, without getting her   freedom “,

What is the point   in my doing      service   to him.


5351.”I who have got protection   to my life  , with the shoulders  ,

Which did not have relations with wounds   of war ,

Would reach Rama   and  I  would  describe    about the strength  of  the enemies,

And tell him that I did not have the ability  to see   the lady   and return back,

Or shall I tell a lie  that  I did not have   the luck to bring   her back.”


5352.”If you order me ,  to destroy within the   time of batting of the   eye   and  melt   this city  of Lanka,

Which is surrounded by  walls   and which is  guarded,  and then after  destroying,

The  very different type of Ravana  , also    destroy all the  Rakshasa army  ,

And go speedily    away from this city of Lanka  , I would do it now itself.”


5353, “Oh lady  Sita who has a forehead like moon  That Rama   who is valorous  ,

After getting you   would   lose    all the sorrows   in his mind  , with a clear mind  ,

If he reaches this city of Lanka with you and completely destroy  the  clan of Rakshasa

Then all  the great sorrow   of this    world   would   go away .This is a great  deed.”


5354.”Oh lady who is like a young   creeper   speaking   very pretty words  ,

Now there   is nothing more that needs to be told ,.Please shower   your grace  ,

On this slave and make  me get this  luck according  to my fate   and afterwards ,

Reach Rama   and put out your sorrow  ,Please get up on my shoulders  quickly  ,”

And telling like this he saluted her   divine feet which brings   good luck.


5355.Looking at Hanuman   who told words  that would lead  to good  results,

Which were very appropriate   similar to  a calf  standing before its mother  ,

She told , “What you have told is impossible   for you to   do,”

And afterwards told   pure   and soft words   addressing  Hanuman.


5356.’This is not  impossible    for you  to do   and is suitable for your strength,

You have thought about it properly and you would   also do it,   but  ,

Though  I am feminine  having great ignorance   and with  lesser wisdom ,

I am able   to conclude   that it is not a proper   thing to do as I can understand.”


5357”Oh Hanuman when you are  carrying me  , if  asuras   encircle you ,

In the middle  of  the sea   and attack you with   cruel arrows  ,

From  all directions  , you would totter   fighting   with them,

Who are like poison    and  also take    care of me  ,

Making   you confused   as   well  as one  affected by solitude.”


5358.”Apart from this   there is also another  reason  . By your act,

The  victorious   bow of  Rama   would   get   stained,

What is the benefit  in  that? Like the dogs which cheat  and steal ,

And eat that  food , do you  also want to cheat   and take me ,

From    those  Rakshasas  who took me away  by cheating.”


5359.  “In the battle field    where  my Lord  is fighting  with the bow,

When that  Rakshasa   with sword like  eyes looked at   my body

 In an inappropriate  manner  , Would  I not want    his body  ,

To be eaten by crows   with the Devas  witnessing it all rather than retain my life .”


5360   “When the   archery of   Rama and Lakshmana who hold the bow as well as victory ,.

Matures   and they cut the noses   of Rakshasis    when they still have  Mangalya Suthra,

Would   the shyness   that  I posses   also   become great.”


5361.”If this city  of Lanka   built on the  golden mountain   which is  populated  by

The Rakshasas  who do not follow Dharma   does not become ,

A big mountain of bones , how   would I be able    to tell the world  ,

About my great lineage  , character   as well  as chastity.”


5362.”Would the sorrow of becoming a bone mountain   stop  with Lanka,

Populated by  people   who are  like animals? I could   burn all the worlds,

Which go against Dharma   by my words but I did not attempt to do it,

As I thought that it would  be   a stain to the  strength of bow  of Rama.”


5363.”Oh personification of truth  , there  is one more thing that  needs to be told,

Please hear that for me   it is not proper   to touch  any other body except  that of Rama

Who has growing Valour , because your body  which has   destroyed  ,

The cravings of five senses, would akso  be called  as ‘male’  by this world.”


5364,”if  that Ravana with debased culture   had touched   me  , would,

The soul of Ravana   remain in his   body   for such a long time  ?

I would have destroyed him with in a period of batting   the eye,

For due to his great power he uprooted the hermitage ,

Where  I was living   and    brought   it here.”


5365,”That Ravana has   a curse   given by the primeval Lord Brahma, born out of flower,

That  if he touches  the body of a lady    whose mind  is not attracted  by him,

All his divine heads   would break in to pieces and this  protected   my soul.”


5366.”  The  maiden daughter  of Vibheeshana who has masculinity  ,

And who wears  a shining crown, showed    great   mercy on me,

And had   told me  earlier about the  existence  of this curse  .”


5367.”Due to this curse  being there  , I did not   go backwards ,

In the observance of Dharma  , always thinking  about  ,

The valour   of my Lord    Rama    and also   to prove  ,

My purity   to this world, I  stayed  alive   up to this time ,

Had that  curse been  not true , I would have   died  long back.”


5368.”Oh sir , with your   eyes     which see  the truth  , please see,  the land 

Along with the  long hermitage    built   by the younger brother,

Which was   uprooted  and brought   here   by   Ravana , 

In a stable   condition   and  kept    here.”


5369.”With  the  firm aim of protecting my soul    which  is depressed ,

I would come to this lake which is like   Rama   holding the bow  ,

Which is   full of water   and flowers   at the    day time  without fail.”


5370.”Oh sir   because of that  , your thought  of carrying  me back ,

Is not desirable   and what   you have to do is   to ,

Go back to Rama   who is the lord of Vedas”said   Sita  ,

And  that  Hanuman  who did not have any  fault   replied  like this.


5371.Hanuman  whose  sorrow in heart   with  doubt was   removed,

Thought   that  the  character   got through penance   of the consort of Rama,

 Who was   the lord of the    world   was indeed very great  ,

And becoming   very happy     started  praising her .


5372. “Oh mother  , the world   made  dark  by Ravana   would see  light,

And even if I delay   a little further   it would   be filled with anxiety,

And so   please   tell me   what I have    to convey to Rama 

Saying this  Hanuman fell   at her feet and saluted her.


5373.”Oh Hanuman who  is just, I would wait   for the coming of  my lord,

For only one more month and if he does not come  , I do not have the ability ,

To   hold  on to my soul.  The  command of that king   depends  on your behavior  ,

And so who are   very wise   please  keep these in your mind.”


5374.”Even though I am not a suitable     wife to Rama  

Whose chest   is decorated   by garlands

And due to that   even if I am not in the   heart of Rama  ,

Though   he does not have mercy on me, please request him,

To desire  his own natural conduct  of protecting the  valour.”


5375.”Please tell this one word    to Lakshmana  who is praised  by all,

And who is victorious  , “as per   the commend   of Lord Rama  ,

You have   the duty to protect me  and so please  free  me  ,

From this cruel prison   where  I have been imprisoned.”


5376.”Since within one   month ,  my great  penance is getting over ,

By that   time  if Lord Rama  does    not arrive   here  ,

Request him to do my  obsequies   by  his red  hand  ,

In the shores   of   river ganges. Please  tell him this.”


5377.”Oh sir,  Please tell the Lord of Dharma  that  , Sita who is going to die  in Lanka  ,

Salutes    with raised hands   her three    great mother  in laws, and please  tell him  .

Not to forget this   though he does  not seem to have    any mercy on me.”


5378.”Please tell  in the divine ears of Rama    that   when he reached  Mithila,,

And  married me  , he had promised , “In this birth   I  would   not even think  ,

Of another  lady by my mind , “ which was   a boon he gave to me.”


5379.”In this Lanka, after  I stay with sorrow    and happen to  lose,

My sweet soul  and when I am  born again in this world  .

I should  not  do the evil   act  to hug   the divine  body of Rama  and cause him evil,

Please   tell him that I am requesting  this boon with saluting hands.”


5380.” I am one who is not fated   to see   him occupy  the throne,

And see his moving bell of   rule   nor see  him going   in a procession,

On an elephant    with great   decorations  . So what is the  point,

In talking about it  .I would become sorry thinking about my old fate  .”


5381”Lord   Rama   would only go to   Ayodhya  , for removing the depression,

Of his people who think about only himself  , for   removing sorrow of his mothers ,

For  removing  the burden of ruling  the country being suffered by Bharata ,

And would  not think of me who is unsuitable   and come   to Lanka.”


5382.”Please   inform my   salutations to my father  , mother   and  relatives,

Please   request  the Lord  of  monkeys Sugreeva   to follow  Rama  ,

Who has   very pretty shoulders    to the endlessly pretty Ayodhya,

 And    crown Rama   as the king of   Ayodhya  ,”


5383.When  Lady Sita was   thus painfully  upset  , Hanuman  looking at her  ,

Told  , “Oh lady, you have not still left sorrowing  “ and then told her  ,

Sweet and apt words   which   were logical and reasonable  so that her minds became  clear.


5384.”You would die  here itself , It is  true? Would after    your death  ,

Lord Rama who suffers    due to your parting  continue to live?

He can crown himself only after leaving   the forest  and reaching Ayodhya,

Is it not ?Are  all   these  things   that are   going   to happen?”


5385.”That  Ravana   who has   kept  you, who is the form of   chastity,

In a prison  , it seems   would live with his sweet soul   and Rama ,

Who holds the matchless   bow, slipping    away from his duty  ,

It seems would return from the forest. What event  compares to these?”


5386,”Oh good lady , Without killing those  Rakshasas  who troubled   you,

Would we go back to Ayodhya   carrying our soul   and like us  ,

Should not our Lord Rama who holds the bow,

Like all of   us  , also go to the   city  of Ayodhya.”


5387.Rama  had  removed  our sorrow , when we were all  in the river of   sorrow,

And has   given us  wealth  which can   never get  reduced   and if,

We do not free you   and  give you back to Rama,

Who can be better     than us  , who are inactive and indolent?”


5388. “To Rama who took an oath    before   the sages that  ,

“I would not return to my country  Kosala  unless   I make   devils   eat the liver,

Of those  Rakshasas   , who ate   the   very good people who are sages,”

Is destroying the Rakshasas  and  getting you free   from prison  an impossible act.”


5389.”Suppose   we return back  without saying that  we have released   ,

You from prison where    you were kept by  the   very weak Asuras ,,

Would this be accepted by   citizens of the country  , people of good nature  ,

And by all those  who have read    books which are     good?”


5390.”Suppose we   decide that  Our  Lady Sita who is chaste  ,

Who does not lie   and who cannot be approached  ,

Died before   the   cheating Asuras   touched   her  ,

And wore a garland of fame, and go back ,

Would   not our valour   be blamed  ?”


5391.”If you who happen  to die due to the great sorrow of parting  ,

I am destroyed   and would our  bad fame    go away ,

Even if using cruel arrows   we   burn all   the  matchless seven worlds ?”


5392.”Oh Lady  who is  like a goddess  , earlier  when Rama    who is expert in war,

Came to know about nature of Rakshasas , he wanted   to  destroy all the three   worlds ,

But once he  comes to know    about   you , would he   assume the posture  of peace?”


5393. “The anger of Rama   which does not flare   up without any cause,

Would not stop   with   taking away   the   souls   of those murderous  Asuras,

And not only  that  would not   the earth  and heaven also   get destroyed?

Would   there   be any other  thing near by which would  not get destroyed?”


5394”Oh  mother  , on the day that  he hears   the news about   you  ,

Would not the arrows of Rama    who holds   the wheel  ,

Eat away the seven pot like   oceans   of this   world  ,

Along with the seven oceans of heaven , like the fire at deluge  .”


5395.”Lord Rama   destroyed   the enemies   of Devas,

Stifled   the sinful acts  of the world  , encouraged,

Those who are suitable  , at all times   did good deeds,

Have you not heard these  praises of Rama   sung by the  world.”


5396.” Is it not better   for you to  live with sorrow  ,

In this  prison   for a few more days and   ,

See   the  good times later, especially    when  due to your being ,

In prison  great and  good Dharma  lives further.”


5397.”Whenever  the  ghosts   bathe in the   flowing blood  ,

Of the   Rakshasas   who are like thorns  .,

The devas who see    this    from hiding   would become happy  ,

And would you   not make this   scene of pride to occur?”


5398.”Please   see   the  rivers  of blood from wounds of Rakshasas,

Who are   torn by the   lustrous arrows   which    come,

Like the thunder at   the end of final deluge  ,

Fill up the seven  oceans   and hear   the constant sound from them.”


5399.” You would see   the mountain of Mangala Suthras  , which cannot ,

Be even crossed    by Vali ,  which are cut and thrown away   by Rakshasis ,

With tear drenched eyes after beating their  paunches ,

Which were   similar to the belly   of   pregnant women.”


5400.  “You   would see  that the ghosts which are as long as the sky  ,

Huge   crowd of birds with cruel wings   which   are innumerable ,

Take bath in the blood coming   out of the wounds  of Rakshasas,

And then again    taking bath  in the   flowing river of  Rakshasi tears.”


5401.”You  would see  the monkeys which do masculine jobs  ,  dance  ,

In the stages where   Deva maidens danced    accompanied   by

The   drums played by hands   and   the  stringed instruments played  by hands.”


5402.The Huge collection of  mountain   like corpses   which would be floating,

In the river  of   blood  from that wounds   of  criminal  Rakshasas  who did    silly work,

Would reach the   huge  sea with its shores  and block it. You would be seeing that.”


5403. “You would see   the golden city   of Lanka   melting   in the fire  of bad  fate ,

Created by the coal  of the Rakshasas    who  are  engaged  in cruel acts  ,

Due to matchless   fire   of Sita    being in the middle of that fire  ,

Which is kindled  by the  great wind of arrows sent by hand of Rama.”


5404.” Oh Lady Sita  ,crows    would jump and  sit on the fallen heads  of Ravana ,

In the war waged by his enemies , and  due to good fate would peck his eyes ,

Which had seen   your faultless   divine body by their very sharp beaks ,

Take it away and    eat them, You would also see this.”


5405.”Making,  the  blue  elephants  of directions   which were  shamed,

And   were defeated   by Ravana,  happy  , the    arrows   from the  bow of Rama 

Would cut    all   his heads   and put    them   under   their feet . You will see it.”


5406. When the    arrows   are showered  like rain , the   blue sky 

Once got sweat   and   the pretty flags of Lanka  which are  kept,

In several places close by  waved and produced   air to  cool it,

But  in that Lanka  you would see   the ghosts raising

Making huge  sounds  and dance   there  with great glee.”


5407. “The stream  of blood from the body  of blue coloured  Rakshasas,

Raised   the level of the ocean where   they had reached   ,

And returned   back by the river   and similar   to that  ,

You would see the God of death    who does  not stop killing,

Even  at the destruction of the world at deluge, vomiting,

The Rakshasas     due   to  eating them in excess.”


5408. “ You would    see   the crowd of monkeys   which move about in a row ,

Bathe   in the same pond  which is  situated   in the scented Karpaga garden,

In which the   Rakshasas   used   to take bath   along ,

With ladies    who were   similar    to the ladies  in heaven.”


5409.’What would    result   in telling   many such   examples?,

The divine   arrows of   Rama    would destroy   all the asuras ,

In this world and   go also outside   and would attack the three worlds,

And you would see   the destruction of Rakshasas  living there also.”


5410.”Oh mother you need not live for   one month   sorrowing  ,

In this city of Lanka   because as  soon as I see Rama with great speed  ,

Would he look for a  good time   to start for here? Would he even  ,

Wait    for one more second    to start for   here?”


5411. “Only in the words  “there  is soul    the soul is existing ,

In that big forest    by touching  your   soul like  servant(Lord Rama),

There  are no flowers that  have  not burnt  , no leaves are there which are  not burnt  ,

There  are no gardens   that  have not been burnt  and split  , there  are no creepers.”


5412.   “Only if he    recovers    then only   we can say that  his mind is  tired,

Even if the cloud     makes great   sound and make  the thunder  fall on him,

And even if a five  headed snake   comes near   and attacks him ,

Making his   body and shoulders   faded  , would the Lord  ever feel  it?”


5413,” Like the curd churned    by the churner  ,  coming inside  ,

And going   outside  , in between desire   and worries ,

With tottering soul  and with  madness which  makes his five   senses  fall

  Due to parting with you  , how much pain is There  in him ?  Can that  be measured?”


5414.  “ “The truth of my words   can  only be realized  , If you say ,

That in the  present  state   of Rama,   he would  wait   for some time.

Please   bid me farewell   and give  me,  some thing

For identification , please give   me permission to go   ,

And  then  I would  prove all I said,

Like the gooseberry kept  on the palm of  my hands  ,

And then you   will realize  that    a lie   cannot last.”


5415, “Oh divine mother ,  even before the pure Rama  and 

The king of monkeys  Sugreeva   hear about   you and become happy  ,

One huge crowd of monkeys   would make  a hill out  of the ocean,

Cross   the ocean ,  lay siege  of Lanka   and would shout in joy.

Please   hear  that by your ears     and  live with joy.”


5416.”Oh lady ,  when the army whose strength  is beyond   estimation,

Arrives here at a latter date   and reach this    city  , you  will see in its middle  ,

Lord Rama   riding on   my shoulders    looking like  ,

Lord Vishnu    who   with great luster   travels  on Garuda.”


5417.”Lord Lakshmana     would be riding   on the shoulders of Angadha ,

 And look like    the hot sun rising   out of the  rising  mountain   and ,

The monkey army  would come  and   stay here   and   so  please  get out  ,

Of the sorrow as well as  doubt   and you would also  get out of this solitude.”


5418.”Oh Sita  who decorates  her hair   with   kurava   flowers,

If Rama does not free   you from this prison    within the time limit,

Indicated by you , then that Rama  would   become Ravana ,

And get  bad name and sin attached   to him, and Ravana  would become Rama.”


5419 . Like   this hearing   these faultless   words  of Hanuman , Lady Sita ,

Got great clarity   and   got   joy as well as love  in her heart,

And decided that  it would  be  proper   to send Hanuman   to Rama,

 And with wisdom   in her mind   , started   telling  the following .


5420.   That Lady Sita who talks sweet words   looked  at Hanuman and  told ,

“”Oh sir, Oh great one , go with speed, win over    every evil,,

I would not tell you anything   now, but I would be saying to you  ,

Some earlier identifying incidents which would be clearly  understood by the Lord.”


5421.”Tell him slowly about  the incident when one day  , below ,

The chithrakoota mountains   which touch the sky  ,  how a crow,

Wounded me with its nail  and how Rama getting angry ,

Took a grass by the side of the stone and sent  it as  Brahmastra.”


5422.”Oh Hanuman who  follows    the  life of truth , when once ,

I asked him , “ Oh king, Whose name shall I keep to my tender  soul like pet bird,”

He said  with love  , “Oh Sita  , Give her the name of my faultless  mother   ,

Who is the daughter   of the King of Kekaya”.Please  tell him these true words.”


5423.After   saying this  she  thought  ,”There  is no other great   incident  ,

Which is sweet   and which you can tell him.”   She decided  ,

To hand over her hair brooch which she had   kept tied in   her pretty apparel,

And which by its   own luster  in this world and heaven  had won over the Sun.


5424.She took it in her   flower  like hands , thought of Rama  and became  anxious,

And seeing that  Hanuman  was astonished thinking “What  is placed in her hand?”

And  that brooch    chased away the darkness  which was sleeping in all the seven worlds.


5425. The Rakshasas with cruel eyes   doubted  due to that light ,”whether   the  Sun which ,

Travels behind the clouds has come to the   city  of Lanka ?”and  thought

“Now he would not be scared” and due to that light   the lotus flower ,

Which  had become low along with Chakravaka birds by closing  opened up,

And the Surya  Kantha    stones   spread   their great luster.


5426.She  showed  Hanuman the lustrous   hair brooch  which was  like the Sun God,

Which is on the  top of  the rainy cloud  which resembled her hair  and which  had the red colour  ,

Resembling the shining  body  of the   tender  Sita  and   which was shining   like the divine  feet of Rama.


5427. That  lady Sita who had  real fame  looked at Hanuman    and told him  ,

“You gave me   back my sweet soul  due to your liking    to me and this brooch,

Is like   my eyeballs   and was kept safely   tied in my apparel .Please  take this,

As the big identity”   and then she   gave the hair   brooch to  Hanuman.


5428.Hanuman  saluted her , took the brooch  and tied   to his cloth,

So that  it will  not go missing again saluted her crying , went   round her,

Three times  and saluted her feet and Sita   who saw that,

Greeted  and praised  him  and he went to the   other side.


6.Pozhil  irutha Padalam

Chapter  on destroying of the garden


(After  taking leave   from Sita, Hanuman felt that if he does not do something more  , it would not be proper.Also he wanted to see   Ravana and talk to him.   With this aim in view he uproots     all  the trees in the garden where   Sita was imprisoned.  The devas of  seasons    who  were guarding the garden  , rushed to tell    about the damage    that is being done by a monkey.

There is no mention of Devas of season guarding   that garden in Valmiki Ramayana , There it is the Rakshasis who are    guarding Sita    who report   about the destruction to Ravana.)


5429.  Hanuman thinking   of the direction   he has to proceed ,

Decided to go north and took his   big form suitable   to it,

And went speedily   through the garden  with flowers swarmed by bees,

Thought that, just seeing Sita    and going back was  much simpler act  for his  strength,

And decided to do some other  job, which is suitable   for him to do.


5430.He thought “ If  I do not  hit  the Asuras   who do base acts  , throw .

This city surrounded by walls in the sea   , which houses   the fishes and

Take   away  the doe eyed lady and keep her   at the feet of Rama and salute him  ,

Even  when I am there    how can I become   a  true assistant   to Rama.”


5431.”I also have not   tied tightly   the Ravana   with ten heads  and twenty  hands ,

And kept him in a cruel prison  , I have  neither   won him in a war  ,

And when it is so  , how is my oath that we will help   each  other  proper?”


5432.”Is there any demerit   for me   to fight   with  Asuras   whom I see ,

Make them distraught   , when the very strong Rakshasa   Ravana  ,

Is witnessing it  and using    my matchless  prowess ,

Catch hold of   the flower decked   hair   of his chief queen,

Mandodhari  And  take her   and imprison her ?”


5433. “I think that   the proper    service  as a servant that  I can do to Rama,

Would be to collect all the asuras and harshly    chase them away and so,

There  is no need  to think any further   about it   and he further  thought,

As to how he can draw   all these   asuras  and get engaged  in a cruel  battle with them?”


5434 ,  “I will   soon   break  this   garden and destroy it  and  if I do so,

As soon as that great sound   reaches    the ears   of the Asuras  ,

They would get very angry with me   and come  to wage a war,

And if they come like that   using my strength  ,

I would kill all of them, and this is definitely   the proper  plan.”


5435. “If all those  people who come to fight with me die,

And are not able to return back  , that Ravana  of cruel strength  ,

Which cannot be opposed   would come to a   war with me.

If he does I would destroy his ten crowned heads and,

Thus removing  the sorrow in my mind  , I would go back happily.


5436. Thinking like this in his mind  Hanuman   whose shoulders,

Were like Sun and moon who go round the  Meru mountain ,

Assumed his mega form  looking like Lord Varaha  ,

Who took the earth in between his teeth   , destroyed  that garden

By kicking and stamping    it  completely.”


5437.Some trees died  , some broke  , some  got bent ,

Some dashed against each other and got powdered and fell,

Some fell upside down , Some broke in to pieces,

Some   flew in to air in the form of flakes , Some got burnt  ,

Some got blackened, Some  got bent and moved away bending,

Some shed all its  flowers    and some fell down,:


5438.”Some  trees  got upturned along with roots , some got burnt,

Some went  near clouds in the sky , some flew in the   wind ,

And fel down on slushy mud of the sea, some along with bees,

Went to the heavens   dashed   , fell down broken.”


5439.”Some of those   trees  rotated  and thrown by Hanuman 

Along with the cloud   became   the leaf food  to elephants of directions,

Some trees whose bottom was caught  and thrown towards  the sky ,

Went  through the sky and destroyed  pretty gardens of heaven.”


5440.Due to the trees   thrown by Hanuman   the tides of the sea wandered,

Here and there, the big mansions of the Asuras  got shattered and fell at all places,

Some thrown by him dashed against the  seven great mountains   and became dust,

The silver flowers of some trees , got mixed with falling stars   and  fell down.


5441.Some trees  with bent roots which were uprooted and thrown   by Hanuman  ,

Went and hung on the tusks   of the elephants of directions   in rut  , who gave them .

To young female elephants  ,  and it appeared as if they were holding the clouds  by their trunks.


5442.  When the scented   flowers of that   garden which belonged   to poison like Ravana  ,

Reached the  land of Vidhyadhras, the mountains    of Yakshas, and the  immortal devas,

Of the heaven   those ladies with feet decorated by red cotton juice crowded and picked   them.


5443. Some trees   which were covered   by gold on all sides  , looked  like,

Streaks of lightning and the   big gem studded   trees were similar to light  of sun.

And when such trees   dashed against each other, broke   in to pieces,

And fell down like the   crowds of stars   falling   at time of deluge.


5444. The   fishes in the sea   with lots of water ,swallowed the birds , bees ,

Scented flowers ,honey   , buds  , fresh leaves, the sweet fruits  which fell there ,

And jumped   with joy   and were crushed  later by falling trees  and  started  trembling.


5445.Due to the scattered   bunches   of flowers,  all the places  ,

Had only  scent of flowers and because of that   the meat smell was subdued,

 And  the sea with tides   where great   devas   take bath along  with their consorts,

Became  like   big ponds    which were   filled   with lotus flowers.


5446. The  gem studded stages which were  uprooted by Hanuman   and ,

Broken kadika trees   went one after   another  and fell in the  sea  ,

And filled up the sea   so that the scented sea   had to cross  them,

And   which made   it appear    that  the sea   can be crossed by walking.


5447.Due to   the  very big trees   which Hanuman threw  on the  lustrous sky  ,

Which was   like the play ground of Sun    in the summer  ,

The mansions of Asuras   broke like they were  hit by thunder   from sky,

And  became powdered like mountains   hit by thunder.


5448.At that time  the numerous trees uprooted  and thrown  by Hanuman ,

Crowded in a dense manner and looked well grown  like a  cool cloud  in the sky,

And that   very angry Hanuman  made  it appear   as if,

The garden of the   very strong Ravana  existed  in the sky also.


5449.With honey dropping down , with  the birds   living there making sound,

When  the  gem studded    trees covered   with flowers  went towards   the sky ,

And  with stars nearing them   , with light in sky  competing with light of the sword,

It looked as if a  lustrous plane   was   travelling   in the sky.


5450. Due  to Hanuman   who was  strong  like a matchless  elephant in war ,

Throwing trees with long branches   full of leaves ,   those  trees which were going up  ,

As well as falling    in to the huge sea  , were similar    to the huge clouds ,

Which comes    down from the  sky and drinking   the water  of the sea.


5451.Like the devas   who do wrong   , being born in this world ,

And returning    after they get   filled with  wisdom  , those  ,

Karpaga trees  in that   garden which are charitable  ,

Being thrown up by Hanuman   travelled through the sky  ,

And  appeared as if they had reached the heavens , where   they were there  earlier.


5452-3. After breaking the verandahs   which are gem studded  , after ,

Breaking in to pieces    the stages   using them to fill up lakes near by,

After   breaking   lustrous   huge walls  , after destroying  ,

Many things of great craftsmanship , after destroying huge  hills,

After  uprooting   vengai and Maramara   trees   , after picking and  throwing ,

The  rows   of champaka trees    growing near   Karpaga    trees  ,

He also   broke branches of  trees full  of mango fruits.


5454.With the spring season which comes before  God of love ,

Becoming  one with a  jaded face  , with the gardens   in the  ,

Sky  became upset and started shivering,

The sandalwood  trees which broke   being hit by  the  feet of Hanuman,

 Started   burning  like firewood and spit  out fire.


5455.With  the joyful bees which sing a Pan called  Kamaram getting jittery

Huge   trees   fell  on the floor of earth     and died,

With the drama stages  breaking and falling    down  ,

Many trees    which were full of flowers  caught fire  and became ash.


5456.  Small branches   which can bend  , flowering creepers  ,

The cool places of  newly formed  leaved which koels  like ,

The entrance  which had soft flowers  ,  scented bushes ,

Golden coloured   rain of honey  , bees and peacocks  were all destroyed.


5457.With several   red creeping plants resembling   corals  ,

Which were thrown out by Hanuman , similar  to streaks of lightning  ,

Appearing  rounded  on the clouds  , circled   round  ,

The mountains which were all around city of Lanka and

The  huge trees with golden branches   which were  thrown on the mountain  

 Made them appear  like the  elephant eating  huge balls of rice  with the golden mask.


5458. At that time   the sound  of the  loud cackling  of birds  ,

The thunder like sound   produced by breaking   of trees  and,

The  joyful shouting  of Hanuman who was  personification of Dharma  ,

Crossed   this globe   of earth   and reached other places.


5459.  The crowd of birds  living happily   along with its kids on trees,

Suffered   greatly   and  the very tall  Kongu trees  , Padiri trees  ,

Along   with pretty and cool bees  which were  singing good songs  ,

Went and fell on   the sea with very many tides.


5460.The Aachaa trees   with the sound of bees   which were  on the pretty road,

Went and fell  in the   river filled   with pretty water and silt   and pressed it ,

And so some other trees which touched the sky   went   and fell  in the sky Ganges river,

Which was formed with the water    that was used by Brahma   to wash feet of Lord Vishnu.


5461.Due  to Hanuman throwing    various kinds   of trees   the big lakes,

Filled with red lotus flowers   looked like red sandal paste  has been mixed in them,

And   the trees of the garden   which fell on  the pretty salty  ocean  ,

Along with  bees which sing Kamaram pan  , made it in to a flowery ocean.


5462.The Karu nochi trees thrown by Hanuman   went to all four directions  ,

And merged with the long  and pretty tides  of the ocean   and also  ,

The sandalwood   trees   which were thrown fell  on and broke ,

The doors  and padlocks   of buildings   and made them   fall down.


5463. The  freshly  opened flowers  of that garden which spread  sweet smell,

Appeared   like the   stars   which were   shining in the sky and the tamarind trees,

Rolled in the sky   and when they fell on the ocean  ,  the  beetles  of conches ,

In that   ocean with tides   threw  out the   pretty pearls and ran away from there.


5464.Those  pretty trees   which had golden branches   and studded   with  ,

Various types of gems  , which were thrown by Hanuman towards   the sky,

Were shining  like rainbow made   at night   and indicated  ,

That Hanuman will destroy Sri  Lanka   immediately.


5465. When the big Hanuman uprooted   the trees  which were crowding  ,

In that garden  then  , due to that , the shed where elephants were tied  , dancing halls  ,

Places of drinking alcohol  , the places   where  the  horses with great  speed were  tied,

Along with   chariots   on which small gems were  tied broke  down.


5466.Those   greatly lustrous   gold flags   which were   thrown so that,

They would fall in the sea  in all directions   were  similar  ,

To the collection of rays of the sun  which were   cut ,

And fell in to the    sea   which  had    storms.


5467 Being thrown by Hanuman, the Very huge trees  and the huge mountains

So that  they will break   made   the very lustrous  gold compound walls  ,

AS   well as  mansions catch fire   and burn  and turn in to ash  ,

And the people  of the city of Lanka   got scared   and ran to all places.


5468.At that   time    the moon  who is the  lord of stars    thinking  that,

If the Asura called   Ravana   sees  him  , he may blame him that  ,

Due to your relation  with the red mouthed   Sita (sister?) you  scalded  me,

And before   the eyes of devas who were  my enemies ,

You were with joy watching a monkey break my garden  ,

Like a very scared  one    he went away from the sky.


5469. Due to  the faultless gems  , gold  , Surya Kantha and Chandra Kantha   stones,

AS well as  the faultless shining  trees of that garden  which is the seat of the  God of love  ,

Due   to being thrown   in different directions   by the two hands  of Hanuman,

Gave   out very great light   and the  entire  world shined in that great darkness.


5470  The various types of animals   who lived   in that   gardens  shouted,

Became mentally upset  , their eyes rose up being wounded,

The several types of birds living there   fell in the  sea and got drowned ,

And greatly   upset  , flew for a whie and not able   to fly further  ,

Fell on the earth  , shaking their wings  and when they became dry , with dejection they died.


5471 That Hanuman who had fat  shoulders  like  mountain  and pretty broad ,

Chest   which was  like    the  Sun,   even  though he was angry   ,

Due to the  power  of touch  , all those  divine trees   growing  densely  ,

In that  garden   and the  birds along with the nests made by their  of their leaves

Went and reached  the  heaven ,Can we tell the  position any one  ,

Will receive    if they   got the grace  and blessings of Hanuman.


5472.In that new pleasant looking garden  in which birds lived and was guarded by Asuras ,

Who  consider  “lie”   as their Dharma  , only that  tree   under which  Sita,

Who was like a  swan  sobbing due to sorrow   , was sitting  ,similar to the Banyan tree ,

Under which  Lord Vishnu    stays  not  getting destroyed   during final deluge  .


5473.Since she had  given away the  hair brooch   which was   a  royal jewel,

AS identifying material   to her   soul like   consort   Rama   ,

And alas ,  she   was sitting without    any ornaments like a poor lady  ,

And  at that time  to the Sita    who had densely grown hair The sun rose up,

AS if he had   the intention   of buying a  new brooch for her   through the rising sea.


5474.   That Hanuman who was standing alone after   destroying  the entire garden ,

Was like Lord   Vishnu   who had  measured the  fourteen worlds   with two steps,

And also   like   the  great and best Mandhara mountain used   to churn ocean of milk,

And also like   like Lord Rudra who was standing   after deluge after destroying everything.


5475.When  that garden was being destroyed  , those  Rakshasis woke up  ,

Got very angry ,but looked at  Hanuman who was   standing like  ,

A golden meru mountain with desire and exclaimed   , “oh mother,

What is  this form we are seeing   and who is this “ with great fear  asked,

Lady Sita,   who had a pretty forehead  , “Hey lady , do you know who he is ?”


5476.She  replied , “ the evil acts done by evil people  could be recognized  ,

By only evil people   like them   and how can good people  like me know  about it  ,

All these   are tricks   which are being played by Asuras  like you , because  ,

When in the forest Mareecha  came  before me in the  form  of a deer,

And Lakshmana told us that  it is  an illusion   created   by Asuras,

But I thought that  it is a true deer   and took a  liking to it.”


5477.When like this  Lady Sita   replied    those  Rakshasis  , they beat,

Their own belly with their own hands  , lost their balance  ,

And then they ran   making   hills  , world and sky tremble,

And Hanuman   who was equal to his father    the   wind God  ,

Saw a  ornamental building  there   and  determining to destroy that ,

Caught hold   of it     using    his very big hands  .


5478.It would be difficult    for anybody to see   that  building   fully with their eyes ,

It was so tall   that even clouds   could not go above it ,

Even the wind could not  imagine to try to hold it  and even at night   darkness could not  cover it ,

And it stood there  making the Meru mountain   which touched   the sky     , felt shy  ,

Seeing its height   and got mentally upset  , Even the earth was finding it difficult   to carry it.


5479.  That  building was perhaps  made by  Lord Brahma  , who sits on a lotus, 

By himself as per the orders   of Ravana    who had twenty pretty hands ,

For the sake of eating away all the  stain of darkness    of the moon  ,

Who had grown for fifteen days  , earning   more and more  light daily,

Who gives   the moon light    which can be compared to the pouring of new milk.


5480.All the pillars   of that building were  made of gems  , and all   the surroundings,

Were made by gold as well as gems  ,its backside  was made by desirable  rows of gems,

And even  Lord Sun   who spreads   the red light   throughout    the sky  ,

Would feel that   it could be worn as  ornament  by him  ,

And so  for people like us   , praising it is an impossible task.


5481-2. That Hanuman  , who had heard  that  Ravana   who does   cruel deeds,

Once has   uprooted the pretty mountain Kailasa   which was made  of silver,

To make that act as smaller , just like carrying  the multi coloured  golden Meru mountain,

Using his  big hands    with sharp nails  , easily  uprooted  that   building from earth,

And threw it on the city  of Lanka   and    due to that   , hit by that ,

Those mansions which were   touching the sky  were  turned   in to powder ,

And due to the falling of fire sparks from it , it   burnt   all sort of materials,

And  many valorous Rakshasas   who never get worried about anything  were killed.

Would  those   who want to do evil for others   , survive    from similar   evil actions?


5483.The Gods   who protect    the big   gardens  in Lanka   which is a part of the earth,

During the six seasons, with a mind that   was occupied by great fear  ,

And due to that  making their cloths wet by  passing    urine ,

With a form   from which   due to fear   blood was   flowing out  ,

With legs intertwined  with each other   preventing   them from    walking properly ,

Who were  wailing similar   to the open mouthed   citizens  ran and reached  Ravana.


5484. They went   and saluted   the feet of Ravana who had   anger  like that of a lion,

And told, “Oh lord whose  rule extends up to   the end of  directions   where,

The elephants  of directions live  , we have lost the  job of protecting   the gardens.

Due to a  monkey who   has shoulders    which make the mountains scared,

Entering inside the garden   , breaking all   trees   and throwing   them out  ,

The gardens, which was looked after well , became like cloth burnt by fire.”


5485.They further  told, “It is not easy to tell for  that monkey using  its legs,

Hands    and teeth  powdered those   trees and made   them without a coating of dust,

 And also   uprooted  easily  the   golden building  of Yagna  and by throwing it,

Has destroyed   the  entire  divine   city   of   Lanka    except    for   small portions.”


5486.Hearing this  Ravana told “has just one monkey  destroyed    completely  ,

The entire garden with golden trees   by  powdering it  and also destroyed ,

That great and rare  building  like of which cannot be easily seen,

And which is guarded   by Rakshasas and also    destroyed the city of  Lanka?

The valour of the Rakshasas   appears to be great!. Such    words  ,

Would not be uttered  by ignorant   people”  and then   he   smiled.


5487.When Ravana berated those   Gods of the season  ,  they looked at Ravana ,

And told, “Oh king ,  If the  earth has  the strength      to carry,

The body of that  monkey , we have   to appreciate    that earth.

It would be very  great crime   to say  that  monkey is  one of the  trinity of Gods,

Oh Lord    you   would   see  it just now.”


5488. Hanuman  shouted   the war cry making  the water in the ocean,

Going back through  the holes  on the earth , with the   eight elephants ,

Carrying the earth and eight   protectors of earth   running   away in fear  ,

With  the  Rakshasis   with red mouth   like kovvai fruit  ,

Suffering abortions   and getting famished and making ,

The globe of the earth  blowing up and breaking.


7.Kinkarar vadhai padalam

Chapter on killing  of Kinkaras


( Ravana     sends an army of Kinkaras to catch   and bring Hanuman. By uprooting a huge   tree  Hanuman killed all of them . The Rakshasas who were  alive and told Ravana who becomes upset.

   Valmiki Ramayana   tells that  Hanuman killed tem all by an iron rod. It also says they were   eighty thousand of them) )


5489. That sound   which was  like the thunder  going and striking   the mountain cave ,

Like the  fearful sound   of sea at time of deluge, and like   the sound  produced ,

When Rama broke the  bow of Shiva  and which sound has spread   everywhere,

Went in to the twenty ears   of Ravana   who was wearing   lustrous  gem studded  ,

Crowns over his   head    , blessed    with lots   of  hair.


5490.Ravana   with a slight smile   , with jealousy raising  its head in him,

Send  innumerable   kinkaras   who had   measureless  strength   and told them,

“Please  block the way through the sky  so that , the monkey cannot escape  ,

Catch it  easily without killing it   and  bring it before   me.”


5491.Those Rakshasas   who had   a poison like   black body   armed with  ,

Weapons like spear  , sword,  trident   , javelin  , staff  and mace with thorns,

Speedily   departed   from there  like  the huge   sea  rising up at  deluge,

Which would   destroy the   entire earth  .


5492.They   whose  mind would be sweetened  by honey  , when they hear,

That   a war would happen in  any place , were   wider    than the forest  ,

And their body    was greater   than   huge  mountains.


5493. They  who   were famous   for fighting  with enemies like   

The short tempered  devas and asuras, and were capable  of destroying   their defenses,

By engaging themselves   in competitive war  became sad thinking that  ,

Achieving   a victory fighting with a   small monkey subsisting  ,

On fruits   and roots     was    a very  Great  shame  to them.


5494. They were  people who had tied the weapon of sword on their waists,

Who  were    wearing an armour as well as  heroic   anklets  ,

Who had shoulders     which   touched     the end of all directions  ,

Who had long   hands which could caress  the clouds   in the sky  ,

Who had heads that touched the sky  , who were  capable  , of throwing mountains by their feet  And Who   had a voice like  several drums  played together   or the thunder from the clouds.


5495. They had scars  on their shoulders   made by divine weapons  ,

Thrown on them by the devas  or created  by other   asuras  in war fare  ,

They  had a cave like mouth , which could swallow male and female   elephants  by taking them ,

And putting them in their mouth  , they had curved teeth    which were   like  ,

The newly appeared   white  crescent   of the  moon  , and had an eye boiling with anger.


5496.They were armed with weapons like  Wheels  , Pestles  , Swords   with sharp tips,

Iron staff  , conches  , Maces  with thorns , Throw spears  , spears  , tridents  ,

Thorn sticks  , golden Vajrayudhas, weapons of the    shape of  ropes  , shining axes,

Pretty spears   which go up  , bows  , big   arrows  , spears   which can be thrown  ,

And   iron staffs with very sharp pointed     ends.


5497.They were   wearing , pretty  divine ornaments  , had mountain like shoulders ,

Had lustrous weapons  and eyes  , had bodies  spreading  light  like Sun,

And  they asked those  in front why  their progress is hindered,

Without knowing that   they were not able  to move due to rush,

And they    would heat the  back of the people standing  before them by  their hot breath,

And move  shouting  “Why, Why”,  trying to go with great speed.


5498.Those Rakshasas   with folded  lips   who   possessed the cruel weapon of lightning

Possessing  bows  , possessing blowing breaths  , having   a black   body like  clouds in the sky,

Spreading themselves   on to the sides and    possessed    the greatness  ,

Of being compared to   the  clouds of deluge  getting prepared  to great rains.


5499. “If  a monkey which is alone   has destroyed the cool garden   and also,

Uprooted     the huge Chaithya building there , What of our great strength?

Can there be a greater disrespect   that can occur    to the clan of asuras?”

Shouting like  this with great anger  , they started   going there  with great  speed.”


5500.The sound  of beating of the drums  , the  twang of the string of the bow,

The  jingling sound of heroic anklets , the booming sound of  conches and

The  sound of chiding   in a big tone   , all joined together  one by one  ,

And became a huge sound   and  became capable of stifling  ,

The  torrential    sound   of very big waves of the sea  at deluge.


5501. They were those who travelled by the sky feeling there is no space  in the sky,

Those  who were producing smoke due to fire of anger  bending their eye brows and bows,

And breathing heavily . those   who get angry with other  for going ,

In front   of each other  by mistake ,those   who could not get their way ,

Thinking    that city   of Lanka    was not broad enough  for them 

And those   who were having a perplexed look not knowing what to do.


5502. There were   those who take their sword   from its sheath   and waving it,

Those who fold their  lips  , Those    who pat  their own shoulders,

Those  while walking make the stones   on the way in  to powder,

Those not finding  space to lift  their legs   and keep the next step,

And those  who bite their big curved   teeth and  seethe like   fire.


5503. All  those  soldiers  of Ravana   were standing  like a mountain,

Were well trained   in the use   of various    weapons  ,

They were  all  best experts   in warfare  , They   had great strength by  boons,

They wore  ornaments   which sparkled like Vajrayudha  ,

They had all won over devas   in war, They were people  who killed Asuras and ate them,

And they     all  walked towards  the place of Hanuman    shaking the earth.


5504.Due  to  making Nagas   who wore  heroic anklets   which was sparkling like lightning,

And Nivatha Kavachas   run away   showing their backs. 

When the    war  with them  was reaching the zenith,

These  Kinkaras   broke in to a smile   when thinking about    their  lack  of valour ,

And they were   those  who destroyed  the Alakapuri of Khubera and destroyed  his fame  ,

And    they were  wandering all over  the world in search of war  as ,

Without   fighting with any   one they    were   having great discomfort  of their shoulders.


5505.If ordered  to  Knock off the  mountain   or  drink all water  of ocean with tides ,

Or  Push the sun so that it falls down  , or  extract water   from  clouds in the sky,

Or Crush  Adhisesha , the king of serpents    on the earth  or  uproot this earth .

Only  one group of people    could do it   and not only that ,

 Their valour  could not be contained  with only   this.


5506. They came  towards   Hanuman, like the  cruel crowd of devils  who travel ,

On the raising dust   to make   the devas  blind    , like  the crowd of tigers   ,

Which walk speedily with their powerful legs  , like  the crowd of lions  .

Who were rushing through the sky  and  like  The Halahala   poison ,

Which rose from the  ocean , fearlessly with the speed of arrows,

Like the huge clouds     which were   rushing towards   the mountains.


5507.Apart from their long breaths  , fire sparks   were coming out from their eyes and

Smoke   was coming out of their mouth   and they  were  coming like   the spark of the spear,

Making sound like thunder   and were   rushing    speedily towards  the  eight directions.

Creating huge winds   which  made   the stars in the sky fall down  and they  came,

And surrounded the Asoka forest which was like   a cloudless   sky.


5508.Hanuman  who was standing outside   like the Kailasa  mountain touching the sky  ,

Making even the sun god  giving out  heat   getting scared  of him and move away,

Hearing  the sound of curved horns  , the  booming of conches  , the  sound of drums,

Which  was like the sound from rainy season clouds  , the sound  of  shivering,

Of many animals running away  and sound  of the impending war approaching  ,

Saw   those   Rakshasas   coming   towards him  by his own eyes.


5509. That Hanuman who was better than all  ,  understood  clearly  that his   destroying  ,

In the beginning   was a good act    and due to his clear understanding   of the matter  ,

He  felt that  , there   would not have been better  strategy   than that as  ,by the act

Destroying that garden   in that war  he could make defeat them and make them run away.


5510. Those Army of Rakshasas   who were  moving   with a speed   of the wind,

Came near him making the day time   in to night   and  they stood there  saying,

“This fellow, this fellow, this fellow”  and said “This is that monkey”,

And started    making   the earth , the mountain  , sky   as well as  ,

The matchless sky shiver   by   their unified    war cry  , and threw at  Hanuman,

Various lustrous   weapons   which were as cruel as Halahala poison.


5511, Those Rakshasas who  started   throwing those great wapons,

Destroying the pride of   clouds that  thunder    and  the oceans that fold with tides,

Beat   their drums  , opened their cave  like mouths  , became greatly angry ,

Making smoke  coming out of their mouths , walked making  ,

The faultless hoods   and shoulders   pressed down   and  surrounded ,

That place   like    the fire surrounds  the forest   of bamboos.


5512.Hanuman who was the personification  of Dharma  understanding ,

That the Rakshasas had come near and were   throwing  weapons at him,

Took in his hands  a  properly shaped   great   tree   that   would  help him,

To kill with sweetness  those Asuras who were    crowding   on his side,

Thinking that “it was like  a help liked  by his  mind to do his  job,

And like a   churner   which could be used to churn the ocean of milk ,

Grew up greatly     in the middle of Rakshasas    surrounding him.


5513. He hit those   Asuras with that tree  making a sound   which is higher than  ,

The sound of  huge  thunder   which are capable  of powdering the mountain  

Because  of that  similar  to  the  cool mountains  giving rise  to  rivers  and long canals  ,

From  the strong shoulders of Asuras   gave   out  blood which was  like rivers,

And they  died catching each other   and  their  tall  broken heads rolled on the earth .


5514. Those asuras   stood in a line and threw   their weapons   on Hanuman,

And due  to being hit by Hanuman   some of them lost their eyes   which were like drums  made of hide,

Some of  them fell lengthwise   on the floor  , some lost   their teeth   ,

Which were like     the crescent of the moon  , some had their rear neck and   head broken ,

Some were  destroyed   by stamping  and  losing the remnant   of their   souls  ,

Some spit out   their intestines   along with blood and died,

Some   died because   their evil smelling   body was  broken.


5515,The hair of some asuras who speedily got up to fight   in the war   was burnt  ,

Due to the fire that arose  giving out sparks  of fire,

Some got their thighs   and back  hurt  due to the beating by Hanuman  ,

Some got their thighs  and    neck broken   and spit blood which caused whirl pools  ,

Some   got the weapons in the hand broken   and   their shoulders ,

Getting  separated   from their body  , some got their  bellies  broken,

And those who ran scared  fell in different part of the  battle field.


5516. Those who fought well with iron staff  and  those   who had   bows that rained  arrows,

Were  kicked  by  Hanuman  , got their chests   broken  , and vomited  blood with shivering.

Some  Rakshasa  heroes   who had a body   with colour of darkness   who were there  ,

Were  buried     under  the  dust in that place   ,rolled   for quite a distance and  ,

With soul as small as the seeds   with a  body without soul   fell there,

 And some others  lost their heroic   voice  as well as   their eyes.


5517.Hanuman  lifted them and dashed them   on the near by  mountains ,

And because of that   some reached  the city  of Alakapuri  with great  enmity  ,

Towards  them and wanting to kill them, some others   spread   on the sky  ,

So that  it could not be seen  and some others were seen filling   the heavens,

Some ran  with their bodies   crushed   and he  threw  speedily some  others 

Towards   the sky   and  they reached  the heavens along with their body.


5518. Hanuman caught some Asuras pulled out their legs  and shoulders  and threw them,

And they  who had lost their legs   and shoulders   were  lying   on earth,

Like    the  mountains  which have lost their   wings and  he caught

Some  cruel Asuras by his victorious tail   and  threw  them making them to  spin like a  top.


5519.Due to Hanuman    swords of some asuras broke  , Some strong bows broke,

The  diamond like shoulders of some   got cut off , the lustrous  spears  and axes broke,

Some broke their legs   , Some  had their teeth  falling to   the   earth  ,

Like the shining   stars . and some got their arms holding  weapons  cut off.


5520. The big   heads   of  some them got broken  and fell down ,

The very lustrous   armour  broke and    got scattered,

The heroic anklets   made   of pure   gold   broke  and  got scattered,

The golden necklaces  along with bells   fell with great  sound,

The Gems studded  in  ornaments came out ,

Their   victorious    crowns which   were  honour   given to them broke  ,

Their golden air rings   got cut off  . Their eye  balls   got broken.


5521. Their   collection of teeth  scattered, their skin as well as bones ,

Got scattered, Their hammer like    weapon   lay scattered,

The  mace with thorns   broke and lay scattered  ,

The weapon called wheel  lay scattered  , their  body broke and souls departed,

The weapon called Kappanam lay scattered, the best crowns  made of gem  lay scattered.


5522.Many   died  by the   legs of Hanuman  , many by his   long hands  ,

Many by his  dashing   shoulders  , many by the fire  from his lustrous eyes,

Many due to him catching them , many   hit   by his   fists ,

Many by their own swords    and many due to throwing of trees died.


5523.Some Rakshasas   died because  Hanuman pulled   them ,

Some died due to being hit by his fist  , some died because  he threw them,

Some  died because   Hanuman caught them  , some died being tied by him,

Some  died because   they were slapped, some died  because he looked at them angrily  ,

And some    others died because   they were  greatly scared  by Hanuman.


5524. That Hanuman who was moving like a kite   ran to places where ,

The Rakshasas were   there  and killed them  , some he killed  by going near   them,

Some he killed by hitting  with a tree  tied with creepers  and ,

He killed  some who were   hiding  in the hill of  corpses by searching for them.


5525Hanuman  who was like a mountain  , knocked those   who knocked him,

Neared those Asuras who came   one after  other   and killed them,

Killed those who were  like mountain and who wanted to tie him,  by tying them,

Killed  those by slapping    those    who slapped   his body.


5526. Hanuman killed them   even when they were    tired  or in high spirits,

He would kill them even if  they fly in the sky   or walk on earth,

Hanuman would catch   those   weapons emitting  fire   thrown   at him,

By  Asuras who had hands like lightning , who were black and wore heroic anklets ,

Standing    all over      the way  , grind them by his hands   and break them.


5527.With   the brain and fat of those  Asuras  being getting collecting   like   slushy mud ,

And also silt , With   the long  dust filled  streets   inside the city getting filled with water,

And the blood   of those Asuras  which was  approaching   him like   a river ,

Being pushed here and there  by him , the city appeared   to spit,

Endlessly    blood through   several   of its   mouths.


5528,The Hanuman who was like Vedas , tied several asuras   by,

His hand, legs and tails and dashed    them against the    trees,

Those Asuras    got crushed   like   sugarcane   in a pressing factory  ,

And blood that was flowing from that body flowed,

 To the ocean like vessel of  juice     of the  Sugarcane.


5529.When Hanuman lifted those  Asuras   and flung them,

Due their bodies hitting , huge mansions with flags  broke   in to pieces,

The stages became misshapen   and   got destroyed  ,

Male elephants    with huge   trunks   died,

Crowd of huge female    elephants as  well as big horses got destroyed.


5530.Due to Hanuman  tying them by his very big hands  and flinging them,

Some asuras    went and hit their own homes   and broke them  with their own body,

Some asuras destroyed their wives   by their   legs ,

And some Asuras   killed their own children with their weapons.


5531. That Hanuman who was like a  big male  elephant capable  of killing  its  enemies,

Seeing the sorrow suffered by Rakshasis  , took mercy   on them , did  not  kill them,

And requested   them to go back   to their homes  and left some asuras  ,

Who were   like soul  to the just married   to young Rakshasis   without killing,

And  took mercy on those ladies with love tiff  and send back   their husbands.


5532. All the trees were having bodies  of Rakshasas, all Verandas   were having their bodies,

All road intersections had their bodies , the sea was filled    with their bodies,

The central places   of the city were filled with their bodies, Sky was   full of bodies,

The streets   where  they lived was filled   with their bodies and Lanka was filled  by their  bodies.


5533. Hanuman was not one   who  did not kill  those Asuras  who came before him,

And because of that , The god  of death who was supposed    to take back their souls,

Became tired  and was not able to his job  and due   to no one to take their souls  ,

The souls were wandering here and there  and the place   of stars  ,

AS well as the place of clouds and all places  in between were  filled up by their souls.


5534. When the war was   going on like   this  ,  some asuras  lost their wisdom,

Became more and more angry  and occupied all the   sky and all the directions  ,

And were  looking like black clouds   and Hanuman looked   like the Sun God.


5535. Due the shouting   of those   strong Asuras  they made  Hanuman to wander about  ,

And to those   who witnessed  saw the  huge asuras   with their sides becoming   thick and tall,

And   with excessive black colour , and due to their  strong  spears  looking   like fish,

 And felt that they  were like a tumultuous   ocean   and Hanuman looked like  Mandhara  mountain.


5536.The  black  kinkaras   were killed by  Hanuman   by his hands  , legs   and catching  by tail,

And  to  their shattered heads falling   on the earth   were  looking like the snakes ,

Who were following Garuda   who emerged  with pot of nectar   making devas scared,

And   that Hanuman was  looking    similar    to that   Garuda.


5537.Those  Rakshasas due to enmity   born out of their pride with anger  surrounded  Hanuman,

And  were completely occupying   that  Lanka , which is surrounded   by the ocean full of fishes,

And  though killed   in very large numbers  they appeared   to be  in large number,

Like the elephant and Hanuman   was looking like    a lion killing   those elephants.


5538.Due    to those  Rakshasas  sending arrows  which hurt,  due to thrown arrows,

Which pulled   , showered  pierced  , pressed , made hole  , broke  ,

Snatched  , surrounded  , caught  and irritated  on the  huge   shoulders,

Of  the great  Hanuman  , the wounds    of war were   extremely numerous.


5539.Devas  heard the sound created  by  the crowds  of Rakshasas,

Engaged   in a horrific war   making   huge black oceans .

AS well  the  clouds   that give rise    to rain retreat

And  praised    that   great Hanuman  and shouted ,

Words of encouragement   whose sound was more   in that war.


5540.Those    cruel Rakshasas who had come    to fight the war   , with great anger  ,

Several times  sent   various   weapons   by  triggered  by mechanical devices  ,

In  several billions   and the wounds   that were   made   by them ,

As well as the  flowers that    were showered  by   the devas , their consorts,

As well sages settled on the   shoulders  of Hanuman  and it was  difficult to make them out.


5541.Because that  Valorous and great  Hanuman who was   the follower   of Dharma  ,

Ran round and round   speedily   like a kite    and moved    in  all eight   directions,

And also   went high  in to the   sky     as well as   in to the earth,

All Rakshasas   got worn out    and died  but   that hanuman  ,

Did not sweat    in  his body   nor did he take heavy  breath.


5542. Those Rakshasas  fighting the great war with Hanuman  were   those ordered by Ravana 

 And sent   there  and  were like   those who had swallowed poison   and we do not  know,

How many of them died but know    that all of them were killed   and ,

There   were no survivors   who were  not valorous   and got defeated  by that  ,

And so   there are  no other  soldiers   , like those   Rakshasas.


5543.The KInkaras   who came   to fight   with Hanuman   died in two mathra  time ,

And then the chiefs of the garden  went speedily   and with shivering hands and legs  ,

With fear  pushing their neck  fell on thousands of hills of bodies and became   sad.


5544.They speedily went  and stood  in front of Ravana  and with sobbing  ,

Not able to tell  anything by their  mouth  , showed all that  happened there ,

By the signs made   by their hands  and not able   to stand there,

Looked at  all the four   directions and shivered and  the king ,

Understood the great defeat    by  their  great sorrow.


5545.That   Ravana  who showed his chest due to great pride   and  who was ,

Spitting fire of anger     from all his ten mouths   asked  them,

“Did all the  Kinkaras sent by me for war    meet their death ,

And sacrificed their souls or  did they go against my order ,

And ran away from war? Or did they    due   to great defeat  in war,

Forgot me  due   the great insult ? Please  tell me why you  have  come?”


5546. Then those   guards   who came there  told  , “the very Kinkaras,

Did not become sad   and run away , they did not get   scared  ,

And leave   the battle field   and like   those clan of  silly   people  ,,

Who bear false witnesses  , they were   destroyed   by the monkey.”


5547. That Ravana   who  due to his anger appeared like one  ,

Who is prepared to swallow   all the three   worlds  ,

Feeling great shame looked   at the   divine guards  of the eight directions,

Who were guarding him  and   shouted  ,

At the guardians of seasons  , Possibly you do not know   what happened?”


5548.Those lords of the forests    did not reply   and were   shivering due to fear  ,

And That   Ravana  who was wearing garland made    of several types of flowers,

As well as petals  ,again asked them , “Did the cruel word that,

The monkey has killed was  it seen by you or only heard by you   


5549.They said  , We hid ourselves in one corner     and saw it, that monkey,

Travelling    in all directions   by rotating himself   hit  with a tree ,

And killed   all the Rakshasa   army   belonging to  the  great army ,

Surrounding him   like the ocean of the south   and still,

It has not gone    away    from   that place  .”


8,Jambu mali vadhai padalam

Chapter   on killing   of Jambumali.


(Jambumali and his big army who came  to fight  with Hanuman are killed  by him

According to Valmiki Ramayana,  Jambumali  was the son of Prahastha  the chief minister    of Ravana. This is not mentioned in Kamba Ramayana.)


5550. Ravana    then looked at  a Rakshasa   called  Jambumali   who was  standing near him,

With folded    hands in salutation  and who had  mountain like    strong shoulders  ,

Who  was  not scared  like a serpent  and told him, “you , please   go ,

Along with  a horse army which flashes   in circles  , encircle that monkey,

Stifle its strength  , tie it with a rope   and bring him to me,

And bring down the  great anger  that I have in my mind.”


5551. That  Jambumali saluted   Ravana  and said to him, “Sir  ,

In the   measureless   crowd  of  great Rakshasas , after  thinking,

You  ordered  me  “as per my words   , please     do this job”

And  I have got great fame    due to that  and who else   ,

Can be greater than me  “and went away  looking as if,

He was the anger  of the king of Lanka  participating in  war.”


5552,That  Jambumali who   got the chance   to fight   a big war,

Along   with his army  and with army   of the king   which was  ordered to come ,

By the ten headed   Ravana   and with   with army holding the sword,

Given  to him by his father Prahastha   and along    with the armies  ,

Sent by his    friends   which came to guard  ,  departed.


5553.  Accompanied   by the proud   mountain like  elephants  having sound like thunder ,

Red eyes and white tusks     and  the  head covered   with ornamental mask  ,

And with  huge chariots  with white flags  , resembling   the crowds  ,

Created  by Lord Brahma   sitting  on the lotus and decorated  by,

Wheels   and    very pretty   pearl necklaces .


5554. He was also followed  by crowds  of horses  of great lineage,

On which  valorous heroes   who were  like God of death rode  ,

And which looked as if   they were created by   catching hold  of winds from all directions,

And putting    four legs    to those  , He was also followed by  ,

Mentally happy   foot soldiers   who were  looking like various types of male tigers 

Which have  left   their  mountain caves  and have assembled   in the battle field  .


5555. They all came armed   with huge iron staff  , pestle  , sharp   swords,

Shining axe  ,  maces with thorns  , goad  , spears    which were  sharpened,

Wheels with flame  of fire  , bow  , pretty  iron staff  , iron rollers  ,

Shining  iron maces , the rope   of the God of death  , huge   trees,

Rings  , cruel arrows   and   other   weapons.


5556. They were  also armed with   the throw spears   and   iron rods 

And   the pretty crowd of flags  which were   similar   to the  ,

The matchless  rain water   coming down from the  very black clouds  ,

In the sky    got  out of piercing them  and which were crowding from all sides.


5557. That army marched   with the sound created  by many musical instruments,

With pretty conches   booming,  with sounds  produced    by the speedy  ,

Rolling of wheels   of chariots  , With horses  neighing like  lauging  ,

With bows and  belled chains   standing firmly  ,

With elephants    trumpeting    loudly   and with sound in the sky,

Masking the conversations    of devas     with each other .


5558. Due to the marching of the army  of Jambumali   that  golden city,

Surrounded   by sea  appeared full and broken   and the dust it raised  ,

The   ordinary   shining   mountains   were resembling   the Meru mountain,

With great luster  and the old city   of Lanka   and other   cities,

Looked like    the golden city    of heaven.


5559.In the army of the cruel Jambumali   which surrounded   his   chariot  ,

There were  ten thousand  chariots with pretty wheels  , double that  number ,

Of  elephants  , four times that number of   speedily  running  horses,

And the foot soldiers    were the double      the number of those horses.


5560.Those heroes   riding  on the speedy chariots   were expert  in science of archery,

They were experts  in arts   of illusion  , great due    to the boons received  by them,

They had eyes   showing great   valour , they were having    strong shoulders  m

Which had  matchless  power  , they were  born in families   with great valour,

They had tied the quiver on their backs   and they    were    wearing golden armour  ,

Which masked their   chests which were   like  big mountains.   


5561. Those soldiers   who were   driving the male    elephant   in rut  .

Were as pretty  as the pure Indra  who rides  on Iravatha  , the elephant  of the east  ,

Which has   the habit  of fighting  , Were experts   in warfare    with swords ,

And managing the elephants    with goad , were born in the  clan of Niruthi,

The female   guardian of  south east , were  with eyes which sheds fire again and again,

And were   people   with lustrous   bodies    like    the Sun.


5562.The valorous  riders of horses knew    about the pretty directions   to go,

And knew the eighteen types  of steps   of the horses , knew   about the nature  ,

Of  army suitable for a war   and  in the battle field , they went by the   side  of

Chariot and elephant   borne soldiers   and    rode   ,

On horses   with garlands with bells   and went    as  per   their   mind.


5563,That Jambumali   who had the lustrous    curved    teeth  proceeded,

Accompanied by   such type of army, making the Devas   scared,

With his   big eyes  lighten up due to great anger , With a shining armour  on his chest,

And   with anger   which was like   the fire in the mountain  proceeded in big golden chariot.  


5564.Hanuman who was the emissary of Lord Rama  and  stood   alone in that garden of luxury.

Thinking that  more Rakshasas   had not come    to fight    with him  ,

Looking   at the path they are  likely   to come   and climbed  up,

On the ornamental  arched gate   which   similar     to a rain bow  ,

Which was    surrounded by    Chandra   and other planets  and  the stars in the sky.


5565.  With   the well coloured  big gems as well as    gold   removing  the darkness,

In the  sky  , That Hanuman who  stood   on that arched gate  which was  shining  ,

With  rays    from gems  and gold  , making  that light   shine surrounding him,

Was  similar   the Sun god with great light   in   the middle  of an ocean.


5566.That greatly  valorous  Hanuman   shouted     the   great war cry,

Which was   similar    the twang sound    made by Rama  on  his bow 

Making   clouds  fall down   with thunder  , making    the  sea  ,

Producing great sound calm down ,  the serpents    in the mountain holes,

Spit out their soul along with poison , with fear   enter  and stay  in the minds of

Rakshasas who   are habituated     for killing others    and making the devas   shiver .


5567.Then Hanuman slapped his shoulders    which made   the  elephants of directions,

Lose the joy   of rut , Which made  God of death    ruling    the south   taken aback,

And loose his poise  , made  the undamaged stars  in the sky   

Fall  down like flowers   and   made    earth and mountains   split  .


5568. At that time all the Rakshasas   who had   come to fight the war ,

Shouted    like the tumultuous ocean   with great   tides  ,

And due to being prevented from going further  by mountain of corpses.

And due to the hot  flowing blood which was hot  coming near and ebbing out ,

And being knocked down by the corpses   of their own relation  and falling,

Were not able to go by straight path  , got perplexed   as to what path   they should take.


5569. Jambumali   from there   divided   in to various   groups   and ordered  them,

To approach Hanuman from his two sides  and also in his   frontin a proper formation,

And then he drove his big chariot and went further  and then Hanuman  who  was sitting on the gate  ,

Seeing that   whatever  he wanted   came before him  and had joyus feeling  on his victorious  shoulders.


5570. That chief  Hanuman   making  his   forehead  having the “Namam”    symbol,

Of  Lord Vishnu  ,  who held the  divine wheel   and which was  shining like flame of lamp,

AS his  front army , With the   hairs   growing erect all over   his body as  his soldiers,

With   his strong  hands   with  sword like sharp nails    as his army on both sides  ,

With his divine tail    as his   back side army   and he himself  as the full army  marched ahead.


5571. Those  sword  holding asuras   who had   enmity    with him, feeling great ,

Because   of their   anger  ,  with  their horns and  conches  made  huge sounds ,

With their strong  bows  making  twang sound   , With Rakshasas  ,

Who are experts in illusion   becoming joyous   and shouting   roar of victory,

With very many musical instruments  playing  , took their weapons by their hands  ,

And speedily  threw   them at valorous  Hanuman, so that  all directions   would break.


5572. That Hanuman who was sitting on the curved gate   using  only his hands  ,

And hitting and breaking    the weapons   thrown by   the Rakshasas   with black anklets  ,

And  made   them fall in the   huge  ocean   so that  they would become useless.

Due to the   crowds  of bees (weapons) spread everywhere  He  was affected  with great   anger,

Which was Burning like fire , and   chose  and took hold of an iron staff   which had   fallen there.


5573. That Hanuman who was sitting on the gate   got  down   stood erect   and  ,

Using   the iron staff,   killed   in that battle   field  , Those who did not  know him properly  .

Those    who had spread, those   who were staying together  ,

And those    who were    standing     in that  battle   field.


5574.  He  using his left   hand  pushed aside   all   the weapons

Which had come near him   and  those that were thrown at him by the Rakshasas

And started    fighting   with his right hand   and due to which  ,

The elephants   which   had strength    to kill    died there ,

Many great chariots broke in to pieces   and ,

The crowd     of  horses  fell down on earth and died.


5575.By  the hit of   that Hanuman,  elephants   in rut  lost the flags,

That   were   held over them , they lost    their big   tusks  ,

They lost their big    trunks , they lost their big legs,

They lost their ability   to shout  , The flowing  of rut stopped,

And they also  lost    their very great anger.


5576.The outer rims   of the chariots broke  , their huge axils broke  ,

The places where horses are tied broke   , their  wheels   broke,

The upper  plates   broke   in to pieces, The  best of garlands  were  damaged ,

The best of the horses   which were    tied to chariot  were destroyed ,

And to sum up  everything   up, those huge chariots were   destroyed.


5677. Some  horses  got their body broken and rolled  on earth,

And died , some of them suffered  ,some of them  who  were hit  ,

Caught fire   and  broke down   and became   like   dust.,

Some horses which rose up  .got their feet    folded  ,

While trying to get up   and they   broke  ,  and like this 

Many horses fell down like   the mountains whose  wings   were cut by Indra.


5678. Some of those   soldiers     seeing the prowess   of Hanuman,

Got scared   and wondering about him fell down  ,

Some of those   who fell got up   and   being scared ,

Lost their senses  and fell down dead   and   those   who did not die ,

Rolled   became tired   ,  and with their organs  ,

Going    round and round   on the earth    ran away.


5679.Hanuman killed   Elephants  by dashing them with other  elephants ,

In that   battle ground  , He hit horses    with other   horses,

Made them  fall on the ground   and destroyed   them,

He   threw some heroes     with very strong bow   and killed them,

He destroyed the row   of chariots    using  other chariots.


5680.   The   brains and blood of  the Rakshasas became  like  a boiling   fluid, 

And  became a fearful slush   and   the  elephants    which fell in that  slush,

Were swallowed by  it  leading to their death   and Hanuman  by stamping with his feet,

On the Rakshasas   who were  like a long   big  mountain  destroyed  them .

Along with the shoulders   and   the swords   that they were   holding.


5681. He  stamped and killed  those asuras who  were fighting   doing wrestling ,

And who   were  valorous ones with  mountain like shoulders   along  with  ,

The curved   teeth in their mouth  , long  big hands  , the  bow they were  holding,

The spears  , their valour , their  loud shouts   and  souls  .


5682. That Hanuman   who could go   in to all places   where   the fire  with smoke ,

Can enter , approached all chariots   which were giving  light from their top.

He   went round  all places  where the   great big elephants  and horses  were there.

He went  near  the army which made fun of him as  only a monkey   and ,

Walked over the heads  of all their soldiers    and killed them all.


5683.Hanuman jumped  over  like thunder  of deluge,  on  the back of   victory giving horses,

On the chests wearing  scented garland  of the enemy soldiers   who were valorous,

On the shoulders decorated  by gems   one after another ,on the huge elephants  ,

Which were raining water  of rut  ,  and destroyed   all of them.


5684. At that time he was wandering and killing   like  a  kite  ,like  the scepter  ,

Which is stable  and matchless  , like the   wisdom of elders   who have  got over,

The  fate of blessed deeds and sins   and like the minds  of prostitutes  ,

Who gave their growing breasts  to all  without bothering   who they were 

Deciding   based only  on the money they gave  according  to the amount they gave.


5585. That great Hanuman   making people  understand faultlessly   that  ,

The devotees of Lord Vishnu   would attain     all  his greatness  ,

Was visible   to the eye   and merged   with the  minds  of Rakshasas,

Who were   fighting with strength  on the earth  , sky  , sides   and all directions.


5586.Using his big hands   he hit and grinded  on the earth,  crowds  of horses,

Along   with huge chariots    having  flags   and caught  the huge mountain like  elephants,

With tusks   which were   blaring out   due to his    great anger  ,

By his other hand   and crushed    and   killed them.


5587.Hanuman bit   like  Lord Rudra  all those  Rakshasas who were coming,

With a mind full of rage  , those having  bent and protruding long teeth  ,

Those having rope as a weapon  ,Those with enmity   stare   like fire  ,

Those having  the power of a pointed army   and those   who were  ,

Having enmity , were coming like gods of death   and ,

Were   shouting a loud voice  , kicked them with his feet and killed  them.


5588.Due to being rotated  by the   huge tides  of blood gushing  out ,

From those Rakshasas, the wheels  , huge iron rods  , pestles  , maces  , spears ,

Became extra   and got mixed along with   chariots , horses, umbrellas    and flags 

As well as   elephants with   huge trunks and    entered   in to that  sea.


5589.Due   the throwing of a weapon of iron pillar (yezhu)   by Hanuman   hitting them,

The  heads   of the Rakshasas  rose up from their bodies   and some went  and hit  the mountains,

Which touch   the sky  , Some travelled    towards end of directions ,

And some   joined with each other   and  along with   the heads  ,

That have fallen earlier   , were scattered  all around like household materials.


5590 That Jambumali  who was   cruel like god of death  , was standing alone  ,

Like   the  fainted   elephant   as the  other elephants   have   been killed  ,

By an angry lion   and have   reached the heaven , with honey  like,

Red eyes     giving out sparks of fire   and became   very angry.


5591.Those Rakshasas   who were riding , on horses   with reins  moving like  air ,

Had   died on the battle field and due to his  wheels of chariot   going deep,

And got caught    by the slushy mud  created by the blood   and fat of those Asuras,

And was not able to move out from that place  but   he,

Who was  pitiable   was   trying    to with speed.


5592.That Hanuman  who was wounded   all over his body   looked  like,

A tree full of flowers  told him, “You have only one weapon  , you have only,

One chariot  and you did not have    strength   to protect   those  ,

Who came   to war along with you   and you are   standing alone.

If you fight with me now   you will surely die and so,

What are you going  to do b now? It is not just to kill  the poor people  ,

And so   you can go back  “said Hanuman with sense   of mercy.


5593.Jambumali looked at Hanuman and told, “you mercy seems to be good,”

And  he laughed uproariously   making fire come out    and further  told,

“You possibly   thought   that  I am one   who would   easily  die  in this   war .”

And   using his  very strong bow as hard as diamond   started   sending ,

Arrows with great luster   in numbers, one  , ten ,  hundred , hundred thousand and so on.


5594. That Hanuman  told him, “Just because   you take a bow in your hand  ,

Do you think it is easy to kill    those who wander    without   weapons?”

And   then smiled showing out his white teeth   and destroyed  and scattered  ,

All the arrows that   were coming towards  him using the weapon  called “Yezhu(iron pillar) ”

Like   the rain drops being destroyed   by wind  , in all directions.


5595. That Rakshasa   called Jambumali  becoming    extremely    enraged ,

Observing that    the arrows  sent by him in front and back   were not hurting Hanuman,

And were   falling down broken , tried    to reach near Hanuman in his chariot ,

And not able to do it  , cut off the   victorious weapon “Yezhu(iron pillar) ”  ,

Of  Hanuman  , by his arrow    which had    a tip like an axe.


5596. Hanuman due to loss of  “Yezhu(iron pillar)”   was disturbed   and started   breaking ,

All the arrows sent by him   by his hands  and  Devas   who wore  long garlands  ,

Seeing this  made tumultuous  sound , and Hanuman   jumped  in to the chariot ,

Of Jambumali  ,  easily caught  hold of his bow    which was making sound  by his hand,

Folded his mouth   and pulled   the mountain like   head of that  Asura  ,

By the bow and made   it fall   on the earth.


5597.Then Hanuman jumped out of that chariot   and   crushed   in to pulp,

His chariot , his charioteer    and   the horses  that   were   drawing it  ,

Again climbed up on the tall arch   and   those  Gods of seasons,

Whose body had   dried up   , getting scared   witnessing   the death of ,

The very huge army  , fearing  to tell it to Ravana,

Ran from the battle field  towards   the  palace of Ravana  with great speed.


5598.That  broad , very big river of blood  , took    the corpses    to  each of their homes ,

Sio that   their wives can realize that  their husbands    have  all died,

The city of Lanka was    greatly shattered and in all places,

Only sound of wailing    due to sorrow    was being heard ,

And the  God of Dharma became   joyous thinking   that ,

“Due  to this monkey the strength  of Asuras  living in Lanka   has diminished.”


5599. Those Gods of seasons   entered   the matchless  palace   of   Ravana  ,

Who was wearing  garland of Gold  ,  stood there   without   telling anything,

With numbed faces    as they were all scared and shivering   to tell the news,

And seeing that Ravana   laughed   and  told   them , “Do not shiver”  and then they said,

“Sir  , All the Asuras   who were ours   have died and Jambumali  is also o more ,

Though   there   was  just one monkey there   to fight    with all of them.”


5600.AS soon as   they told this  That Ravana who had   anger like raging fire  ,

Thoght   about   the death  of Jambumali  and his eyes   spit out blood  ,

And got up saying that , “  I would myself    go   and catch that  monkey,

And bring him  here” and hearing  that  his five  commanders   told.


9. Pancha Senapathikal  vadhai padalam

Chapter on killing  of the  five commanders   of  the army.


(Five commanders   of Ravana    who were very valorous  taking permission of Ravana with a huge army   go to fight with Hanuman. All of them including their huge army is killed   by  Hanuman.

  IN Valmiki Ramayana after    the death of Jambumali  seven sons    of ministers   go to war with Hanuman  and are killed. This   is not  there in the Kamba Ramayanam. Also in Valmiki Ramayana   Ravana advises   his five commanders   to be careful while fighting with Hanuman  and sent by Ravana  but in Kamba Ramayana   they   tell Ravana   that they will go and   fight.)


5601. Those commanders   looked at Ravana   and told  , “Oh very strong one

If you  go to fight a war with  a monkey that   eats  a   spider , then the water of rut,

Which had completely dried from the eight   elephants   of direction,

Similar  to the    the water of the streams  of  the huge mountains   getting dried  

Due to heat of sun  in summer  , by  Seeing   the fire   that   rose   from your eyes  ,

Which weakened them  , would regain   their strength  , is it not?”


5602”.If you go to war    with that    silly monkey   which is like   the extremely angry  ,

Garuda with very pretty wings   and with very great strength    going   to war,

With a crane   due to anger  , and then  the Kailasa   mountain  ,

Which shivers    day and night   thinking about  the power  of your great shoulders,

Wearing  moving garland  , Would  lose   its   great   sorrow.”


5603. “What benefit would you get   by your going   to war with a mere monkey?

They say that those who are about to lose their strength   are those  ,

Who do not  foresee   about   what would happen   and also those  ,

Who do not bother   to hear about it , if told by somebody else.

For the valour  of a person what   other  worse   thing can result?

If you go to war with a monkey  , even the trinity  ,

Who have stopped    opposing you in war  would smile.”


5604. “Oh king  ,  apart from this  , it would seem you do not have  proper assistants.

Earlier   you had send people  who were  not strong   and those who can never get victory?

If you want to see  a  good act now  , You would desire    to send us for the war,”

Saying this  those  commanders     saluted him   and Ravana  agreed to their proposal.


5605. Those   five commanders   who were   similar to   the leaders  of  the three  worlds,

Saluted Ravana  by falling on earth so that   their Tilak   touched the earth  ,

And then they came  out of the palace   and ordered  that  chariots  ,

Which are not easily damaged  , horses, elephants   and  Asura soldiers,

Who  can   fight closely    should    assemble   there   with great speed.


5606. Those who were   announcers who beat the drum     climbed  on the elephant  ,

And beat the   drum   and a huge  Asura army started spreading   like  a sea with foam,

On all directions , and  like the cloud which rains   without  break  , war drums were beaten.

And like   the   rainbow appearing   in the sky  , the weapons for the army  came near.


5607. The   huge white flags   of the Rakshasa army   which had   masts which pierce   the clouds,

And which were   as white as    the  waves of the river   Ganges   in the   sky,

Similar   to the fame of  enemies of Hanuman  , who had reached ,

Heaven due to the great    anger   of    Hanuman  , waved   in the wind.


5608.Those Rakshasa  warriors tied   heroic anklets     made of gold  on their ankles  ,

Tied quivers filled with arrows    on their backs   and also,

Wore    armours    in a proper   manner, The horses   were got ready,

With proper seats, Chariots   were got ready  and elephants   were  decorated.


5609.The water of rut flowing from the elephants   gave rise    to rivers,

The wheels of the chariots   ran  and were   coated with slush of mud,

And that slush   was   turned   in to dust by the  hoofs   of the horses,

And   the foam flowing out the  mouth of those  horses with rein split differently.


5610.The sound produced   by the speeding chariots  , the neighing   sound  ,

Of the horses , the trumpeting   sound   of    cruel elephants ,

The sound produced   by the heroic anklets   and the  sound of musical instruments,

 Were  producing    three   times more sound    than the  tumultuous sea  .


5611.The number of chariots    with wheels     was fifty thousand  ,

The number of elephants     with ornamental masks was also the same  ,

The number   of horses that run like   wind at the time   of final deluge  ,

Was double that   number,  The number of foot soldiers who had big ,

Shoulders   and best weapons   was double  that  of number of horses.


5612.Whenever   the commanders   summoned  and called  , the density,

Of that cruel army   increased   and due to being no place    for them,

To move about   and  when  the weapons  that were sharpened   in the smithy  ,

Which had cruel luster  , rubbed against each other  the sparks  of fire  ,

That was raised    from them  went up  to burn the    collection of clouds.


5613.The   pretty bells that   were hanging on both sides   on the great,

Beautified elephants   raised   huge sound  , similar   to the thunder  ,

Of the clouds  , the crowd of their eye balls   shined like   fire  ,

And the crowd of  cool  ,  gems worn over their cheeks    ,

Were similar   to the  full moon coming  out of the clouds.


5614.The ladies who had black curled hair    and   the  people  ,

Who had worn bangles on their hands  , their mothers,

AS well as relations of those  soldiers   who had assembled there,

Were trying to stop   the soldiers    from going to the   war ,  told

“That no one   who had gone to the war  with that monkey ever returned,

And if you want  to give your souls  to that monkey  , let all of us  go together.”

  And  later   cried   , wailed   and became  sad.


5615.  Those five commanders looking as if   the five elements   have joined together,

Joined  in the middle of the  pretty  ocean of army   that was spread on all sides ,

And they proceeded speedily  in a well  made  pretty chariot  like   Sun God,

And were comparable   to Narasimha    who had   two types of bodies.


5616.They went preceded   by the   sound   of various  musical instruments .

They went   creating sparks  of fire   again and again   and they would  twang  .

Their curved bow   with arrows  making sound  like   thunder  ,

They were   stronger than Devas    and Sages   who taught   the art of war ,

To the suitable  people   and were  like the union  of

Five   sense organs  which were    enemies   to the soul.


5617. The victory giving  Vajrayudha  of Indra, Varuna’s weapon of   rope,

The dandayudha with tip of fire belonging  to Yama , the lord of faultless south,

The matchless    big trident  of  Lord Shiva   and other such great weapons  ,

Would not able to even make a scar  of needle   on their  big shoulders.


5618. They had   tied   a mark of valour on their    foreheads  ,

Which was made   by tying   in frequent  intervals,

 The feather  of peacock  belonging to Lord Subramanya  the killer of Soora Padma.

And the  feather   of swan   which is the steed  of Lord Brahma,  who created  the world.


5619.They wore  pretty ear ornaments cutting   the tusk of  those elephants  of directions  ,

Whose tusks were  broken with  a fight   with Ravana  , whose