(Book of war)
(Unlike Valmiki Ramayana where the book of war is one fourth of the entire text, in Kamba Ramayana is almost half of the entire text. It starts with assembly of the monkey army along with Rama and Lakshmana and ends with bidding farewell to the monkeys and Rakshasas after the Coronation of Rama.)
Prayer to God
6059.If we say “one” it means one, if we say “many” it means many,
If we say “It is not like that”, it would not be like that,
If we say “no”, it means it is not there ,
If we say “it is there”, it will be there ,
This nature of God is really huge and how will we ,
Who have little wisdom , understand this God and get salvation?
Chapter on seeing of the ocean.
(The army of Rama reach the shore of the ocean in the southern India.Rama and others think about how to cross the ocean. Ravana learns about their arrival, Valmiki’s Yudha Kanda begins with arrival of Rama, non the banks of southern sea , his consultations with monkey chiefs as to how to cross the sea,.)
6060.Making the Meru mountain which is not destroyed at deluge ,
And the ocean and earth which never dries up to sink down,
And making the mountains and earth of the southern part sink,
That seventy vellam of monkey army reached the southern sea full of fish.
6061.Surrounded on all sides by that very huge army , Lord Rama ,
Who has eyes which had not closed even at night , when the group ,
Of honey filled lotus flowers were also sleeping due to the paring with,
Lady Sita who wore the bangles of conches, saw the Southern ocean.
6062.The huge expanse of the ocean with tides under the impression,
That enchanter who has gone away from them has come in search of his bed ,
And is likely to sleep , made the breeze sweep away the pure , white foam,
And scattered the pearls on its surface , so that it appeared as his bed.
6063.The pretty golden shoulders of Rama which were aimed by the bad name ,
Caused by sorrowing of Sita who was immersed in the sea of tears,
And the flower arrows of the God of love , was made wet by those droplets,
Of that tumultuous ocean with very huge tides, brought up by the Breeze.
6064.In spite of seeing the depressed Rama whose looks were different from ,
How he looked one day before , the hard hearted breeze without any mercy,
Which came toddling on the ocean , which was wailing with great sorrow,
Would definitely apply the paste of the small flowers of punnai tree which rains honey.
6065. The creeper of corals which had spread on the banks of that ocean
Was similar to the pretty mouth of the very chaste Sita ,
Whose chastity was praised by all the seven worlds , standing before Rama,
With famished shoulders looking like mountain and was like ,
The god of death standing before him to drink away his soul.
6066. “Oh pearl, The place where the peacock lady is there is not far off,”
Thought Rama , who was a great archer with valorous bow having great respect,
And whose body was daily becoming thinner further thought ,”Oh pearl,
Showing may the nature of the teeth of lady Sita , are you trying to kill my respect,.
What is your relationship with those Asuras who do not like anybody?”
6067. The ocean , with folding tides, knowing that Sita with the crescent like forehead ,
Was suffering due to limitless sorrow and the pearl like tears that Rama has shed ,
Thinking “Is it proper for that lady born out of penance getting depressed .
And living alone among those Asuras?” Comes out with tides looking,
Like spread hands and unable to wipe way his tears falls at his feet.
6068. That pretty ocean , for cooling down the body of Rama, boiling due to parting with Sita,
Taking the world carried by the serpent on which Lord Vishnu sleeps as the stone for grinding,
Sprinkling and rotating the pure water produces using sandal wood, ,
The white foam of the sandal paste by grinding with her tide like hands .
6069. That pretty ocean seeing the very angry Rama the king of the kosala country with ganges,
Standing holding a quiver and a fierce bow , which created scare to all his enemies.
For the sake of removing the sorrow of Sita who is like a koel with breasts
And to solve the problems of the Devas , became very happy and,
Using its hands which were the tides was welcoming Rama.
6070. Lord Rama after reaching such a huge black ocean , felt as if,
His own respect , sorrow and love where seven times larger than the ocean,
And thought about the nature of the future actions that he need to perform,
And stayed on the banks of the ocean and wewill now talk about ,
The happenings in Lanka after Hanuman visited it and the uses of that visit.
Chapter on the council meeting of Ravana,
(Ravana holds a council meeting. He is advised by most of his misters as well as Indrajit , to attack the enemy , wherever they are .Vibheeshana , the brother of Ravana tells him that it would be foolish to attack Rama as he is incarnation of Lord Vishnu and due to the fact Ravana can be killed by men . Ravana laughs at him. In Vamiki Ramayana there is a scholastic introduction given by Ravana about the need for consultation, which is missing in Kamba Ramayana. )
6071,When Ravana ordered Lord Brahma who was born on a flower,
To repair the pretty city of Lanka in such a way that it is prettiest in the three worlds,
And as per the orders of Lord Brahma , Viswakarma , the architect of the Devas ,
Within a very short time remodeled it in such a way that even Devas were fascinated.
6072.That Ravana who was wearing the heroic anklet looked at his great city,
Made by gold and gems and also the city of the devas and ,
Realizing that it was looking prettier than earlier , became happy and lost his anger.
6073.That primeval and matchless Lord Brahma who was born earlier to the world,
Instructed Viswakarma on the rules of beauty and made that city very pretty,
And for Brahma who destroys and creates all the fourteen worlds several times,
Is there any action that is impossible to him?
6074. After inspecting thoroughly that great pretty divine city ,
Ravana who wore heroic anklets , after respecting Brahma as per rules,
And after gifting several rare things to that architect of Devas ,
Told both of them, “you both may now go back to your places.”
6075.After that in the council hall made using thousands of thousand of,
Manikhya gems of very great luster , Which was very pretty ,
Ravana occupied joyfully a throne supported by lions.
6076.That Ravana wearing a waving garland and fanned by the deva maidens ,
Using cowries, sat there with numberless relatives ,
Elder and wise ministers who were experts in counseling ,
And the commanders of his ocean like army.
6077.He first ordered the sages , the devas and all others who are not Asuras ,
To go away from the council hall and also ordered ladies with decorated braids,
And youngsters who had not matured in wisdom to go away from there,
And he who could do any action that he desired , sat along with others.
6078. That Ravana who had the victorious wheel of kingship,
Even avoided the presence of bee and wind in that hall,
And invited only learned people , old friends , close relatives,
Very cultured people , great counselors who were very close to him,
And surrounded by all of them sat in the great council hall.
6079.Even among his relatives who were very helpful to him,
Though they were very learned , though they were suitable,
To participate in masculine acts , he sent away ,
All of them except people like his sons and brothers.
6080. Though the people of all the world join together ,
To prevent them , he made valorous people to stand as security ,
And due to that even the birds and animals with speed ,
Were scared to move even a little and,
How else can we describe the valour of those who stand guard.
6081.Ravana told them, “If my great city is destroyed by a mere monkey,
What else can bring my respect down? My rule ,
And my strength appears to be ridiculously bad “
Said Ravana addressing his councilors.
6082.”One monkey started burning it and this great city with flags,
Was completely destroyed, many relatives and friends died,
Insult spread everywhere and my body was helpless on this throne.”
6083.”In the wells of the city blood was oozing out instead of water,
The fire set in the city by Hanuman has still not been put out,
The hairs of ladies of Lanka usually having perfume of Sandal and Akil ,
Is giving out bad smell and we are all experiencing it.
6084.”Even if we have not done anything , we are not able to hear that,
The monkey which came here for war has been killed,
And those though we are born, but only got said,
That we are not really born and have been drowned ,
In the ocean of bad name, What shall we do now?”
6085.When Ravana told like this , the commander of the army Prahastha,
Who had a heart full of deceit stood up and saluted Ravana and said,
“I have to tell you some thing. Please hear it completely from me.”
6086.”Oh Lord whose mind realizes the good as well as bad ,
I have already told you that, after deceiving those men,
And abducting Sita with lustrous forehead and ,
Tender feet applied with red colour , is an act that ,
Was done by those who are scared of them,
But you did not realize that it was acceptable.”
6087.”Those thieves who killed valorous persons like Khara,
And who cut of the nose of your sister with spread out hair,
Were the people who insulted you should have been killed then itself,
Having not done that possibly now you are repenting for it.”
6088.”Those thieves who wore flower garlands frequented by bees,
Who were fit to be punished, would not be tolerated ,
By kings ruling the earth and would such kings ,
Who had strength to destroy their prowess ,
Live saluting such enemies ?”
6089.”Please tell me whether you became the matchless leader of the three worlds,
By destroying victory , valour and prowess of those angry devas as well as Asuras ,
By waging war against those enemies or by tolerating them peacefully?”
6090.”Oh king who was born for making our clan as great ,
If we are only sitting in the city of Lanka and enjoy the sweet life without ,
Killing those enemies by approaching them and make them never return,
Would it stop with hands of monkeys, even mosquitoes would come fight with us,
And then would we wage a war against them and get victory?”
6091.”Let us pursue that monkey which destroyed Lanka and destroy ,
Those men who sent it here and remove the bad name which came to us.
But instead if we show only hatred in words and thought ,
Then our strength will progressively reduce” said he in very clear words.
6092.After the army commander told like this , one minister called Mahodara ,
Who had mountain like shoulders and who had eyes like raging fire,
Stood up and said , “after hearing the words of the commander ,
After proper research , please also hear what I have to say.”
6093.”Oh very strong one, even devas were scared of you and have submitted to you,
The Yakshas have lost their power, the faultless Asuras have lost their pride ,
And the trinity whom the world salutes, unable to face you are avoiding you.”
6094.”The God of death who can alter the souls of any strong being,
Who realizes your natural strength has been defeated by you ,
And is obeying your orders in all seriousness .What other greatness can be there?”
6095.”Oh Lord who shouted victoriously after lifting the silver mountain,
Along with Lord Shiva who rides on the bull , so that it touches the sky,
You are comparing the strength of your shoulders ,
AS well of that of ours to a monkey who lives on the twigs of a forest.”
6096.”Oh Lord , Who has been able to see those who were not seen by you,
In the earth, heaven and in all other worlds of the universe? And among ,
Those who have seen , who has got the strength to approach you ,
Can those who did not bother about you but were killed by you be counted?”
6097. “There is no sorrow worth reporting here?.If you permit me to go for war,
I would uproot the entire clan of monkeys , kill those men who should be suppressed,
And would complexly remove all your enemies” said he with determination.
6098.When that leader
Mahodhara completed his talk
Who had eyes like sun god which shed rain of blood , though,
What he intended to tell was not having any importance told with speed.
6099. “After this let us go and grind those men and monkeys ,
By our hands and kill them and also eat their bodies” and asked,
“You should send us and keep quite. Do you have any suspicion on us ?”
6100.”I have been killing completely your enemies in whichever world they are ,
As per your order and have been working as your slave . Is it because,
I have failed that you have not entrusted this job of war with me?”
6101.Dunmukha addressing Vajradantha told “Stop, stop,
Did you salute Ravana and told before me such words,
Like a poor man? Do you think we would keep quite ?”
And then he saluted Ravana who is the king ,
And with great anger started telling the following words.
6102.”Compared to Ravana, the elephants of directions lost their strength,
The devas got defeated and lost their power,even the Kailasa ,
Mountain where the three eyed Lord Shiva lives lost its strength.
Only men and monkeys seem to be strong,Funny
That the strength of Ravana the Lord of Lanka is wonderful?”
6103.”Oh matchless Lord who wears the jingling anklets, the job,
Of the weak people is to think about the future and ,
Do research about its implications, If the enemies ,
Who like our decision are strong enough , would we avoid,
Them due to the great love that we have towards our soul?”
6104.”Oh protector of the clan of Asuras , the counseling that we are doing now,
Deals about the men and monkeys who by nature wander about on earth,
And they have been created as food for us and if,
We are scared about our food , who can be more valorous than us?”
6105.” The job of coming here , setting fire to it ,
Waging war and killing those who oppose it ,
And later escaping from here became a monkey job,
And for us Asuras , would crossing the ocean,
By swimming the ocean become a difficult job?”
6106. “Those who can come to our places and who can understand,
The security of our town , our strength , the breath of our army,
Who can do very cruel battle are those who have fought with us,
And some how escaped with life and there are few people in this world like that.”
6107.”After clear thinking of the matching aspects , those who want to win over ,
Those things which gave us stability and who seek tricks for winning them,
WE have to better go to the places where our enemies are located,
And destroy all of them till they die and that would be the better strategy,”
Said he in a firm manner so that Ravana could understand.
6108.Another Asura called Mahaparswa who is of matchless strength,
Saluted Dunmukha in front of Ravana himself asking him to stop,
And said, “Suppose we hold a council meeting as regards the acts of a monkey,
What respect would be left for us?Is anger and strength ,
Only available in monkeys? Don’t we have it “
6109.”Those who went earlier to the war got destroyed,
Because they lacked strength and does that mean that strength ,
Of Asuras ends with them and just because a monkey ,
And lighted fire to the city , has the valour of Asuras also got cooked.”
6110.”if some men send a monkey here and that monkey ,
After reaching this place set fire to the city and if the people,
Of the Asura army think about it and get sad , Is there a need,
For me to tell what is going to happen in future over here?”
6111. That Mahaparswa who had burning eyes by thinking of the enemy ,
“I agreed to hear all of you speak one by one about it and I do not think,
There is any need to think further but go and kill the monkey,
Along with those men and eat all of them ,
And I do not think there is a need to think differently .”
6112, One Asura called Pisacha who wore the heroic anklet,
Who in form was an Asura but had the nature of fire ,
Asked what the king is going to do , and he became ashamed ,
By the fact that Lanka was destroyed by a monkey and ,
We would go to different directions and ,
Some how mange to live in those places.
6113.Another Asura called Surya Sathru told “if our great king,
Is going to discuss this matter with all of us , from this aspect,
The better people would be only men and,
We asuras are inferior compared to them “ with sorrow.
6114.One Asura called Yajna Shatru said , “if this meeting,
Has taken place because of men , Is there a need to talk,
About the greatness of the rules of asuras and their strength “ and felt ashamed .
6115.Besides these Doomraksha with a smoky eye said, “Even fighting ,
With Lord Shiva who is of red colour like our hair and who is armed with a trident ,
Would make the fame of our valour in to a laughing stock and what of fighting,
With men who have crowd of monkeys as their army? And since there is no other go,
It is better to fight a war with them.” And he rose up in very great anger.
6116 Other Asura heroes whose mind was boiling like the cobras that live,
In ant hills after hearing the words of Dhoomraksha agreed with what he said,
And said, “there is no need to any more think about it”,
And started talking various things as per their thoughts.
6117. The Asura called Kumbhakarna after stopping all those Rakshasas,
With great strength and anger and telling them that they who were young were talking,
Without bothering about results, went near the Lord of the Asura clan and said,
“If you think that as a younger brother I would do only good to you ,
I would tell you that which is good for you” and started telling the following.
6113.”Oh elder brother you have established yourself as greatest ,
In the clan of Lord Brahma and you have great knowledge ,
Of thousand , thousand Vedas and in spite of that do evil acts ,
Only with great liking and do you think that , what has been sent by fate ,
To us would stop with this and would not proceed any due to further.”
6114.”The nature of rule has been destroyed and you became sad ,
At the destruction of the city which was looking like a picture.
Is due to your act of abducting the wife of a person not belonging to our clan,
And keeping her in prison , a proper act ?Among the sins,
That can be committed is there a greater sin than this?”
6120. “You became ashamed thinking that the pretty city was destroyed,
And when your wives who were like your own soul were looking at you.
With a sweet smile , you were falling at the pretty feet ,
Of the wife of some one else , and her saying “no” to you is possibly an act of fame .
6121.”Oh lord of the Asura clan , Without mercy you kidnapped a lady,
Who is the wife of some one else and who was doing penance ,
Which is a cruel act, not bothering about the Veda’s code of conduct that you have learned,
And from the day you imprisoned her , the fame of Asuras started diminishing ,
Expecting to get fame by performing silly acts , is not sign of wisdom.”
6122.”We would imprison a faultless wife of some one else in a pretty prison,
And we would also want to get faultless fame . What you talk with pride ,
Are words of valour but in the middle what you desire is passion ,
And you get scared of men , and our victory seems to be great.”
6123,”Oh great king , You have not done good acts done by great people ,
And you have brought great insult to the clan of great sage Pulasthya,
If we now send Sita decorating her hair with honey dripping flowers,
To Rama , it would be established that we are weaklings , but ,
If we are killed by those men in war , bad name would not come to us.
6124. “In the forest dense with trees, Rama who was standing alone ,
By the strength of his bow destroyed the entire army accompanying Kara ,
Won over Kara and Rama’s strength does not end here ,
He will destroy us and our army completely .Can there be a better thing than that.
6125.”If those men win over us or if we do not wage a war on them,
And go to the place they are without deviating , torture them ,
Kill them and eat them , devas would join with those enemy men,
And all the beings of the seven worlds also would join with them.
6126.”Before their huge army of those enemies enter this place ,
WE have to cross the sea within a day and completely uproot,
Those men as well as monkeys so that they are unable,
To go anywhere from there, is the act that we have to do immediately.”
6127.“oh son , what you told is good , I also thought in the same way ,
And further thinking about is wrong .We would kill all our enemies,
And return back from there and so order our armies with flag,
To start immediately . “ said Ravana.
6128. When Ravana told like this , his son Indrajit ,
Laughed with great anger and said, “Oh king of royal dynasty,
Are you the one who is going with speed along with army ,
And fight with those silly men with great anger and return back?
My valour is very great “ and then he told the following.
6129 “There are many heroes here holding the weapons given with blessing by Lord Shiva,
The weapons like Pasa and other cruel ones given by Brahma sitting on the lotus flower,
And found fault by the world and due to that wandering with sorrow, I am also here .”
6130.”Even if all the people three worlds , blessed with all things ,
Stand in the battle field along with all the chiefs of our enemies ,
If I am not able to assure the victory only to you,
Then you have not given birth to me as son ,
And I am also not a son born to you in proper wedlock.”
6131, “Oh Lord who is greatly angry at his enemies ,I would bring like mountain,
The heads of both of our enemies , after killing monkey army completely and ,
Making the world look like a battle field with headless monkeys dancing there ,
After making those men worried and after making Sita suffer due to sorrow,
Making those who see her get great mercy on her.”
6132,”You would enjoy looking at our victory when those blackened monkeys ,
Getting scared to the strong arrows , which go like thunder from my bow
Which can even split huge rocks and run away to different corners showing their teeth.”
6133. “Our enemies do not have elephants , they do not have any horses,
They do not have chariots and also no strong army to send at us,
They do not have strength of penance and with the support of,
Small monkeys with hunched back , would these men able to win over us ?
If so we asuras seem to have great masculinity.
6134,I would invert the five elements like water , earth , the strongly blowing wind,
And the wide sky and all the big worlds of the universe within a day,
And without allowing anyone to escape , completely uproot ,
The men and monkeys and if I cannot win, I would not come back.,
6135.After saying this he fell at the feet of Ravana and saluted him ,
Stood up and looking at Ravana told him, “Oh my very strong father .
Please give me leave to go.” And when Indrajit was standing like this,
Vibheeshana the younger brother of Ravana who knew the good,
Much more , greater than the sages who have won over the bad by their strength,
Bit his lips by his teeth and getting angry at Indrajit told him like this.
6136.”Oh ignorant young boy who does not know about time and future happenings,
You are talking as if you have learnt several books and have very sharp intelligence ,
And as if you have the ability to look at the future ,Is it proper for you talk about these?
6137.”Oh son who due to your youth has not thought about the method of ruling,
You are talking like one who is blind as well not having expertise of art ,
Taking a painting in hand and saying , “I will correct and draw it differently ,
Is it proper for one like you to sit in this council , where there are very wise and old people ?”
6138.”When those who are pure and our forefathers who have done proper and good deeds,
Are standing as Devas ,The bad people like the Asuras
Becoming devas by the good deeds that they do ,
Is it due to their cheating or their strength.
6139.”If we examine your valour for victory over devas after forsaking Dharma
Even that appears to be due to your doing great penance without faults,
Leaving your cruel character and due to the strength of boons given by those devas.”
6140. “Even after winning over the holy trinity and even after conquering,
And ruling over all the seven worlds , due to their pride going beyond limit,
They all get definitely destroyed and who are those cruel people ,
Who have achieved great victory over devas and further llived?”
6141.”The sages and devas leaving out criminal acts,
Earlier as well as latter , they win over bad and good Karma ,
And attain the great salvation and can I count the number iof such ones?
How many of the Asuras have attained salvation on the other hand?”
6142. Vibheeshana then looked at Ravana and told him ,
“If you chide yout son Indrajit who is very strong saying,
“You talked like a child and proved that you are ignorant “
And hear my words without making fun of them , I would continue to speak.”
6143,”To me you are my father as well as mother and my elder brother,
You are also the God whom I should worship with my penance ,
You are also everything else to me and I am talking like this,
Due to sorrow due to the fact that you are going to lose ,
This great kingship which is equivalent to that of Indra’s post.”
6144.”Though I do not have have the greatness of reading and understanding great books ,
Though I do not have the capacity of great thought to understand the proper meaning,
Though the conclusions that I draw after the much talked about research are wrong ,
Oh very strong one , even if you are going to be angry with me , do it after hearing me.”
6145, “ The complete capital city of our country and your valorous victory,
Were burnt by the chastity of the mother of the world who is called Janaki ,
And is it wise to think that it was burnt by a monkey?”
6146.”If we all think with a concentrated mind think,
The growth up to the sky as well as downfall,
Happened for the sake of a lady or possibly .
For the sake of land .Can it happen for any other reason?”
6147. “Oh king who wears flower garland from which honey drips ,
Has the word that , Ravana who was the king of Lanka,
Surrounded by ocean full of fishes , lost his earlier power ,
Got through penance due to a human lady,
Which is a curse has been removed from today or not?”
6148, “ During those days when you were doing great penance ,
BY the order of Lord Btahma who has great quality of peace ,
You did not get the boon for getting victory over men ,
And now how can you expect to get victory over those men?”
6149.”Is it necessary to give other reasons for being defeated by men,
AS a matchless leader you singly won control of all the seven worlds,
But you were defeated by a human king with one thousand hands.
Is it necessary for me to give more examples of being defeated by men?”
6150,”Oh lord who has got limitless strength , on the day you,
Uprooted the Kailasa mountain , the God Nandi with four shoulders,
Cursed you that you would get destroyed by a monkey with huge tail,
And you , yourself realized it in case of Vali.”
6151.”Do you really posses the power to say “no” to the curse of,
That chaste Vedavathi who jumped in to the fire and killed herself,
That “I would become your sickness : and she is herself Sita,
And also Goddess Lakshmi who was born in ocean of milk.”
6152,”A king called Dasaratha who was ruling all over the world ,
Killed an Asura king called Sambara ,who travelled through the sky,
And gave trouble to the devas by the power of his bow ,
By cutting off his head and saved the Devas and helped them,
By giving the kingship of the deva world to Indra and got great fame.”
6153, “That king Dasaratha was the descendent of Parthu, who was matchless ,
Made Indra in to a biull and sat on the back of that bull , became enemy of Asuras ,
And fought and killed all those Asuras with his sword , conquered all the world,
Made it very fertile , showered his grace on all people of the earth
And also the Sagaras who made the ocean , and Bhageeratha ,
Who brought the river Ganges in to the earth and was like God.”
6154.Dasaratha was one who waged war against the Asura clan who were,
Living telling lies and angrily cause harm to this world and destroyed them,
He then applied ghee to his spear put it in its case , and with desire,
Encouraged the growth of Dharma and stood firmly in the path of Dharma ,
And he gave two noons to his wife Kaikeyi with kajal applied eyes ,
And told the truth gave them to her and also lost his life ,
And has attained that world which even Devas cannot attain.”
6155. “Oh our grear lord, The sons of that great Dasaratha have now become your enemies,
If you want to know what type of persons they are ,, Rama and Lakshmana .
Do not have any one to match them in this world and with their rare qualities ,
The sages as well as the Devas and the wise people who have realized everything,
And all other life forms cannot even think about them,
And due to our bad Karma they have become men and are coming against us.”
6156. A sage called Kaushika who said that he will create all the words,
Along with Lord Brahma who sits on the cool lotus flowers,
Who was the leader of saints gave with in the time of batting the eye ,
All the weapons that he got grom Lord Shiva to Rama ,
Which weapons can destroy anything and are with Rama and Lakshmana.
6157. At the time when Devas fought with the very strong Asuras,
Who had matchless power in their shoulders , Lord Vishnu ,
Sitting alone on the top of Garuda with his bow,
Which can destroy the strong and very angry Asuras ,
And that bow as well as the arrows which were used ,
To burn the three cities were given to Rama ,
By a sage called Agasthya who is the lord of all sages.
6158,”The serpent like arrows with Rama are capable of licking the world with their toungue,
They are suitable to measure the directions and every day give out cruel poison,
They have teeth which spit out light and they who are in the anthill of the quiver of their arrows ,
Would eat only souls of those sinners who create problems to sages who have realized divine truth.”
6159.”The bows that they hold are not made of wood or bamboo and are they not,
The Mountain Meru which is lifting the world or all those mountains joined together ?
Can it be moved by any one except Rama and Lakshmana ? and their strings also are strong .
And though our bows are larger to look at , Would they be weak like our bows?”
6160. “ By the arrow sent by Rama , the chest of Vali who churned the ocean of milk,
Alone became motionless , The maramara trees which had grown as it ,
They covered the world lost their power , , the mountain like heads of Khara ,
As well as Viradha were lost and later devas will see , Asuras fought and got destroyed ,
Our burden would only be to get destroyed and are there any enemies who will not get destroyed?”
6161.”Those great saints who have great power of boons who make others surprised,
Due to their not having any help to remove their sorrows have decided that ,
Rama and Lakshmana who have great strength of boons and strong shoulders
Were capable of winning the entire world and would kill all the asuras ,
And because of that they established connection with those heroes.”
5162, “Thinking that “These Rakshasas who has eaten the cruel poison called Janaki ,
Would reach only hell.” Those devas who did not have any other go except your protection,
Are now not afraid of us and these Asuras are greatly scared to inform you this,
And they are all not able to sleep day and night because of this fear.”
5163, The faces of great sages due to the fact that they were not knowing,
Which is the protection for them appeared for us as simple , very patient ,
Not happy , with stains and without luster during the day time with Sun shining ,
But the faces of those sages looked like the full moon at night.
5164.Those who were scared by us and went beyond this world with ebbing sea up to the end ,
And were hiding and sorrowing greatly there changing their form as soon as they came to know,
That the divine lady Sita who has a moon lake face was imprisoned in our city of Lanka,
Along with God of death and others , devas , sages as well as others became fearless ,
Saw their homes in heaven and the sky and are returning back happily.
6165.”Innumerable bad omens are being seen all over continuously ,
Our strong horses which cannot be defeated by enemies and which have great lineage ,
And our mountain like elephants which loudly trumpet making enemies scared ,
Which have taken part in the war between Devas and Asuras ,
Are entering in to our houses keeping their right foot first.
6166. “The mouths and teeth of Asuras have got dried and they have lost their luster,
Those ghosts who live here and the fear generating big foxes are multiplying fast,
If we think differently our palaces , city of Lanka , hair of young ladies as well us,
Our hair are giving the smell of burning in fire .Do we have ability to get any good omen for us?”
6167. “Oh Lord , if we know that, Khara and Trisira who in battle have driven away all the Devas ,
And Marrecha who appeared as the deer of illusion , Vali the king of Kishkinda ,
Were are all destroyed by Rama and Lakshmana , Lord Shiva who keeps deer like Uma on his left side ,And Lord Vishnu who is armed with the weapon of wheel, would ,
In no way be comparable to Rama and Lakshmana.”
6168.”Oh our lord., I would tell you one more thing and please hear it .
Though Rama and Lakshmana are only two , devas who are our permanent foes ,
Are standing close to them in the form of monkey chiefs and ,
If we oppose them we would not succeed and it is also ,
Not proper for us to think it is definite that we would fight with them.
6169. “ Let Us leave divine Sita who has fame , wealth great lineage ,
Who does not have bad name and low status and who has chastity ,
Which never gets weakened as there is no better option than this”
Said Vibheeshana who was the best among the wise people.
6170. The very masculine Ravana who heard the words of Vibheeshana,
After intertwining his fingers of different hands , Making his crescent like teeth,
Of his ten mouths shedding the silver light of the moon , with scars ,
Of wounds on his lustrous chest made by the sword ,
Laughed uproariously shaking the garlands on his shoulders, and said.
6171,”Oh Sir, you told that I take undesirable decisions,
And talked like a mad person and you also said,
That my great strength would be won by some silly men,
Did you tell this because of fear or love towards them.”
6172”You told that I did not get the boon for ability to kill men from Brahma,
And you went on telling bad aspects because of this, Did I get a boon,
To win over the very strong elephants which guard the directions,
Or a boon to uproot Kailasa mountain along with fire coloured Shiva?”
6173”Without thinking by your mind you told some meaningless words,
In the battle field what could the angry and cruel army of devas do to me?
Not just for me but to you also who were born from the same womb,
Did those men became any time stronger than you?”
6174.”You did not tell suitable words possibly not understanding them,
Though enemies have been defeated by me many times, they never,
Got the strength to achieve victory over me . Perhaps you thought that, there are
Enemies who can kill me in the battle field and my relatives
Who are capable of uprooting the heaven .
6175.”Oh younger one , if you say that my strength only depends on ,
The boons that I have obtained from the Devas . please tell me ,
Using which boon I won victory over Lord Shiva who rides on a bull,
And Lord Vishnu who is capable of protecting all the world ,
And who is armed with the divine wheel among the trinity.”
6176.”If you say that monkeys would kill me due to the curse of Nandi,
How many numerous curses have come and attained me so far?
What sorrow did they bring to me? Among the devas and Indra
And among the Sidhas and Yakshas who does not ,
Want my destruction? Have they been able to do anything to me?”
6177 “Without knowing that I got strong boons out of love from Lord Shiva,
Who dances on the stage , when I was depressed and standing after ,
The battle with Vali as my strength went to him , I was defeated by him,
And because of this how can you assume that all monkeys can win over me?”
6178.”Even if the blue necked Shiva and the Lord Vishnu holding divine wheel,
Fight face to face with Vali , even their strength will go and merge with Vali,
And only thinking about that, that Rama avoided going in front of him,
And killed that Vali by sending an arrow after hiding himself.”
6179.”After breaking a dilapidated bow , sending an arrow through ,
A Maramara tree with a hole , loosing kingship due to trick of the hunchback,
Reaching the forest full of tall trees , losing his wife due to my act,
Rama is roaming carrying his sweet soul. The strength of that type of weakling ,
Would not be appreciated by any body except you.”
6180. After finding fault with the good advices of Vibheeshana and after calling,
Him as an ignorant person addressing the Rakshasas standing there Ravana told,
“Good , let us go, Let us go to the war “ and then Vibheeshana , Who loved Ravana,
And who was wearing a flower garland went near him ,
“Please hear one more strong thing that I have to tell you.” And started telling.
6181. “ That matchless God Vishnu who does not have anything greater than him,
As per the words Devas who told him that we are evil people ,
Has taken the incarnation of Rama for fighting with us , even after,
Knowing this would you go to the war.” Saying this,
Vibheeshana fell at the feet of Ravana . saluted and begged him.”
6182. Hearing that Ravana told him, “You told that Rama is the incarnation of,
Lord Vishnu who is armed with the wheel. If it is so has not the Vishnu get defeated ,
In many wars and when I continued to do only what I wanted .
He had been inactive all these years” and Ravana get angry at Vibheeshana.”
6183’Even I had kept Indra the lord of Devas , Indra in a very big jail,
Or when I broke in to pieces the tusk of Iravatha the elephant of devas.
I have defeated that Lord Vishnu even before that in all the wars,
And made him run after defeating him and also made the devas ,
Scatter and run away and at that time possibly Vishnu was a small boy.”
6184. “Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma with four faces and Lord Vishnu who is consort of Lakshmi,
And all other Devas are submitting themselves to me when I am ruling the three worlds ,
And please tell me whether he had submitted because he , who is matchless ,
In all the three worlds were absent or because he was not able to stand before my strength?”
6185. “ Did Lord Vishnu with thousand big shoulders and equal number of heads ,
Who has a hige form which can keep all the worlds in one of his steps .
Possibly thought that this form is evil and he who according to you is great ,
Has taken the form of a man which is insignificant according to us.”
6186.”The mad Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu as soon as they hear my name ,
Would become depressed due to very great fear ,
Because the arrows that I have sent pierced the bull of Lord Shiva,
And the Garuda of Lord Vishnu on their back causing lot of scars, wherever they go,””
6187. “You need not come along with us to participate in the war ,
Which gives rise to great anger as this great city has plenty of place ,
And you can comfortably stay here, and so do not be scared,”
And that Ravana who is crueler that the cruel , looked at ,
The face of ministers, clapped his hands and laughed like thunder
6188. After hearing what Ravana told Vibheeshana told him,
“Oh chief , many great people who are not like you got destroyed,
Along with their relatives due to the anger of Lord Vishnu earlier,
.There is one thing that I have to tell you . I would tell you about ,
HIranya as it happened. Please hear it” and started telling about Hiranya.
The chapter of killing of Hiranya .
(This is the story of Hiranya Kasipu and Prahladha related in very great detail. Some people call this an epic within another epic. This is not there in Valmiki Ramayanam)
6189. “Hiranya was taught all the Vedas and their meaning by Lord Brahma himself,
And he due to great wisdom , got all the boons that he wanted, and he became ,
Strong like Lord Shiva with eye in the forehead who can destroy all beings ,
And like Lord Brahma sitting on a lotus and the five great elements.
6190. He lived not only in this single world created by Lord Vishnu
Who is the God who always lives without destruction,
Lord Brahma the lord of creation and Lord Shiva who had pretty matted hair,
But also in all other innumerable worlds , where only his name was praised.
6191.He would take two of those very powerful elephants of directions,
Which had big and thick trunks with a internal hole , in which they carried the earth
And dash them against each other and making the very deep and broad seven oceans ,
Shallow , and walk inside them wetting only his two feet.
6192. He will go near the waters in the river with clear water and sand ,
Thinking that it is too small .He will not take bath in the rain water,
From the clouds saying that it is not cold enough,
He will not take bath in sea water with clear tides saying it is salty,
But he would dig a hole in the universe and take a bath in the sea there.
6193.After taking bath in the divine sea in the morning , he would eat ,
Sweet food with damsels in serpent world , spend entire day time ,
In the world of Indra who is praised by all and he will,
Sit ceremoniously in the land of Brahma at night.
6194.He would sit on the plane of lord moon and rule like him,
He would sit on the chariot of Sun God and carry out rule like Sun,
He would do the job of the guardians of eight directions ,
Who do not move about sitting in one place and ,
He would sit as a great king on the top of Meru mountain.
6195.He would become as earth, water , hot fire and wind , which are ,
Spread all over in this globe and would change the leaders of those elements,
And along with the wind become other Gods himself and become the world,
Carry out its jobs and change the jobs of these guardians as well as job of Varuna.
6196.He made all the beings in all the worlds chant his own name ,
And not that of Lord Vishnu who has broad eyes like the lotus flower,
And would eat away all the offerings meant for Devas .
Offered in the Yagna fire offered by Brahmins as well as sages.
6197.Lord Brahma, Shiva and Lord Vishnu who were doing creation,
Destruction and protection were made not able to those jobs .
And imagine about the fate of other Devas entrusted with different jobs,
Even Yogis lost their roles and even devas would not worship any thing but his feet.
6198.Lord Brahma who sits on the scented lotus flower , the five headed Lord Shiva ,
Along with Bruhaspathi the teacher of Devas were only learning his victorious exploits,
And said that God who was remaining in the unabridged four Vedas ,
From the earliest times was only Hiranya himself.
6199.After examining the Mandhara mountain which was used by,
Devas and Asuras to churn the ocean of milk which had huge tides ,
And which was huge and strong he thought that it would be,
The suitable Vajrayudha to his victorious shoulders , he left it, considering it as silly.
6200.The twin mountains used by Sun god who protects the beings of heaven by his rays ,
For rising and setting and which cannot be even thought about by mind to touch ,
Became the ear globes of Hiranya who had gold like eyes ,
And what else need to be told about the extreme valour of that Asura.
6201. If that Hiranya who never gets tired by anything , keeps his steps,
On the earth , Adhi sesha with thousand hoods would get shocked ,
Due to the great weight and if that Hiranya stands up ,
The roof of the universe would hit his head and if he moves ,
From his place , he would uproot all the five big elements.
6202. Due the power of the boons received by him, he could not be killed either by ,
Females, or males or by eunuchs or beings of other world ,
Which have soul and which do not have soul , by those which can be seen,
And hich can be thought about and he will not die on earth ,nor in the sky.
6203. That Hiranya would not lose his life by all the devas ,
All the Yakshas and the trinity who can be meditated and prayed by others,
Like Lord Vishnu , Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva with Parvathi on his left side .
6204.He will not die in water nor in fire not in the erect wind ,
Nor in anything which is available on earth and the curses,
Given by sages and the knowledgeable Devas would not affect him.
6205.He will not die inside the house nor outside , none of the divine weapons ,
Which can never be destroyed , can destroy him. He will not die at nihght,
Nor in day time,He will not die because of Yama stealing his soul ,
And who was there who was capable of killing him?
6206.He would not die by anything containing the five elements,
Nor with materials having the five tastes nor by materials ,
Mentioned in Vedas and if his own father tries to kill him ,
He would not die and this being the state of Hiranya,
He became God for all the three worlds.
6207.That Hiranya had a very great son , who is the wisest among the wise ,
Who is purest among the pure , purer than the Vedas , lord of all beings.
Matchless wise person , Lord of all good Dharma and he had love,
To all beings which is greater than the love of mother and he was greatly suitable.
6208. That Hiranya who had life span extending beyond the final deluge ,
And who was ruling all the fourteen worlds in such way that they joined,
And came together at his feet , became very happy seeing his son Prahladha,
Who had the good fortune of good life and with a melting mind said,
“You who are going to take up the kingship after me, learn the Vedas.”
6209After saying this Hiranya deputed a Vedic Pundit of matchless knowledge ,
And told him, “You please teach him Vedas.and Prahladha went along with him ,
And reaching his place that Brahmin started teaching him all knowledge including Vedas.
6210. That Guru who was teaching Prahladha looked at him and told ,
“Chant Hiranyaya nama” and he closed both his ears and told,
“Oh elder one , blessed with great wisdom , This is not good penance”,
And requested him to teach him Upanishads which are the end of Vedas,
And started chanting the name of the great God who is ultimate truth.
6211-12.That Prahladha who was the leader of wisdom chanted , “Om Namo Narayanaya”,
With emotions melting his mind ,sitting quietly and saluting with hands held over his head,
And started shedding tears from his lotus like eyes and sat there with hairs standing erect.
And seeing that Brahmin started shivering and said “Oh bad brained one, by your words ,
You have spoiled myself and yourself .Oh sinner you have made us both hug the death.
How come your brain thought of that name which even Devas are scared to tell .
How dare you do such an act?”
6213”I saved myself , I saved my father and also saved you and I am going ,
To save the world and for that purpose I told the divine name of Lord Vishnu,
Which has been praised by all the Vedas and what is wrong it, please tell.”
6214. That Vedic Pundit told , “ Your father is greater than the trinity as well as,
All the great Devas .and only because I am here as a Brahmin for chanting your father’s name,
Do you think that you know more than me? Do not tell the name,
That you just now told and spoil my future.”
6215. When that teacher who was knowledgeable in Vedas told like this,
That pure one told him, “Except the name of the first leader of all the world,
I do not know any other name and also I need not learn any other name,
And there is nothing in this world that is beyond my understanding .
6216. “That divine one who has realized the end of all that is told,
In the old four Vedas has liked and entered my mind ,
And so I do not need any other greater life and if you happen,
To know anything which I do not know , please teach me according to rules.”
6217.”The name of that one who is praised by the great Vedas of Brahmins,
That which is repeated by very wise elders who have learnt everything ,
.Is the meaning of all Upanishads and is there a need,
To tell any other name which is apart from that name?”
6218.”Learning Vedas and understanding them , by performance ,
Of Yagnas which do good to the world , by realizing the truth ,
And understanding the true wisdom and by using the knowledge beyond it,
And attaining the state of salvation attained by great people ,
Were all realized by me just by chanting that divine name of God.
Can there be anything greater that can be taught me which is greater than this.”
6219.”I have already achieved the great wealth which is greater than,
The achievement of those who live in the forest, who sit on a big mountain,
Who cover themselves with hide of deer , who shave off their hair ,
Who grow long matted hair and attained heaven by proper behavior .
What else need I achieve by punishing my body?”
6220.”Those who became slaves to that Lord Vishnu who by his feet made the worlds his own,
Though they have not gained wisdom by hearing several great books by their ears,
Would be capable of understanding the outer meanings of all the four Vedas ,
Which tell about chants which help us to make offerings to the Devas,
And also would have the ability to find out the true meaning of objects.”
6221.”Oh Vedic Pundit , to me and to Lord Brahma with four faces , Lord Vishnu,
Who appears greater than everybody and who is the matchless single leader ,
Has our mind as his temple and because of that wisdom came easily to me ,
And without that there is no other way for every one .
6222. That Brahmin who was a teacher , hearing all that was told by Prahladha ,
Did not reply him and with a very disturbed mind and thinking “What progress ,
Is going to come to me now? The time of destruction for me has arrived?”
And he who did not have strength of mind ran and reached Hiranya ,
And started talking like one who has seen the future happenings like a dream.
6223.He saluted Hiranya and said “Oh Lord who is like my father , your son,
Has said something undesirable to tell in this birth and in the next birth ,
And told “ Even from the very beginning I know about Vedas ,
And also told “He did not recite the Vedas that I had taught him”,
6224.After hearing all that was told by that Brahmin Hiranya asked him,
“Oh Brahmin , What is that which cannot be heard by Brahmins ,
And which has not been told by any body earlier ,
Which was told by him and which came out of his inner mind, Please tell.”
6225.When the king Hiranya told like that , the Brahmin got scared,
Saluted Hiranya with folded hands and said, “If I tell those words ,
Which would make you feel as if a snake has entered your ears ,
Oh very strong one , I would reach hell and my toungue will rot.”
6226.That cruel one ordered that his son should be brought there quickly ,
And the assistants of that Hiranya who did not have any good feeling in his heart,
Speedily went and within a second reached Prahladha,
And told him that it is the order of the king , and that Prahladha ,
Who considered that matchless Lord Vishnu as his only help,
Came near his father and saluted him.
6227.Hiranya hugged with great love , the son who saluted him on his lustrous chest ,
So that the scented powder applied there touches the body of Prahladha ,
Examined him from head to feet and asked “Oh son ,What was told by you,
That made your teacher angry ?Please tell me that.”
6228.Prahladha told , “ The name of Lord Vishnu , who talked at the time of starting of Vedas ,
Who is matchless , who is lord of all beings Should be realized , meditated and heard,
AS well repeated without break through out the day and this would help ,
A person to get up from the ocean of sorrow and there is no other thing which does good to us.”
6229.When that Prahladha who had good conduct like the Devas told like that,
That Hiranya who was cruel by nature decided that that faultless Brahmin teacher ,
Is suitable to teach only what is proper and what ever is fated , let that happen,
And thought “ WE know The word that he tells would not do us good “
Asked his son, “What is the word that you have in your mind?”
6230.”Please hear the name of that matchless one , “Om namo Narayana”
Which fulfills all our desires and after crossing this life gives us the salvation,
Which is the state that never gets over and which leads us,
To the great positions got out of performing yagna in burning red flames.”
6231.”Starting from this earth up to the world of Lord Brahma , in all the innumerable beings ,
Who live there which comprise of moving and not moving beings , the sensation of life
And the sense of truth completely fills their heart and what they all ,
Meditate and praise is this eight lettered chant and there is nothing else.”
6232.”The Lord Shiva with three eyes , The four headed Lord Brahma and all others,
To the people who live on this earth , if they happened to forget the eight lettered chant,
Can easily forget the things they want to achieve and to understand it properly ,
And to tell its deep inner meaning is some thing which can not be done ,
And except all those great ones who see everything generally always and ,
Those realized and greatly wise people who follow them , others cannot understand its greatness.”
6233” It is a ship that takes souls to the banks from the whirlpools of old Karma,
In the huge deep ocean of the birth cycle , It is an ornament which can be worn by all,
It is the auspicious word which gives pleasure to every body ,
It is the truth which is the bank of Vedas for great sages,
And for making people live a reformed life there is nothing greater than this.”
6234.Prahladha the purest among the wise further said, “I have told after research,
In my mind that his name is the only thing that provides stability to my soul , your soul ,
And all other souls “ and hearing that Hiranya who held ,
A shining lustrous spear , due to great anger , spit out fire through his eyes.
6235”Till today from the day I assumed the kingship , my order used,
To burn the mind that told this name . Who told you this name?.
From whom did you learn it ?Reply quickly” Said he with great anger.
6236.”The three chiefs of Devas , the devas and others and all the beings,
That live in this world always meditate and praise only my two feet.
They daily chant only my name and even those three as well as Devas,
Would get scared to tell this name to you. Oh son, from where did you learn it?”
6237.”The Vishnu whom you told about came to offer a valorous fight ,
With me several times and he speedily vanished after getting defeated ,
On the white Garuda which rolls and flies and after entering the milky ocean,
With greatly ebbing tides , without moving from there he would sleep.
And who told you that the name of that sleeping Vishnu would give stability?”
6238.”Oh bad brained one , Our ancestors who are of more innumerable than the sands of the beach,
Were killed by that Lord Vishnu and their number got very much reduced and if a rat,
Peacefully chants the name of the serpent who is its enemy ,
What benefit would that rat get, “Telling this Hiranya seethed with anger,
6239.”My brother Hiranyaksha who could keep all the fourteen worlds in his stomach,
And who had doubtless strength , was killed by him as a boar ,
By piercing him with his tusks and was it for chanting his name,
That I begot you as my son “Said he with great anger.
6240.”Oh boy without auspicious look , I who am matchless am the first one ,
To all the beings in this world and I am the one who is most suitable ,
To do the creation , upkeep and destruction of beings of this world,
This is what you see directly and based on what aspect of the Vedas ,
Did you conclude that this which can be understood by wisdom is false ?”
6241. “In this very big world , what has been told from the beginning to end ,
In the Vedas , is nothing but this, and those who do faultless good deeds,
Following the procedures laid out in Vedas would rise up in life,
And those who do not do it would go down in life,
If we examine it properly this is the only truth .”
6242. “Due to my great penance remaining , when after penance ,
I became the Lord of this earth , Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma ,
Lost the high positions that they were holding and thinking that ,
That it is impossible for them to do penance for regaining their positions,
AS it would get destroyed in my rule , they all submitted to my rule .”
6243, “I prevented people from doing divine Yagnas prevented them from doing blessed acts ,
And I also prevented people from learning from great books and because ,
Acts like Yagnas reducing the ebbing enmity among people ,
I saw to it that acts like penance are not carried out and so,
What type of good like was being led by Brahma and others ,
And in what way can they get support from others and live?”
6244.”You are an innocent boy who has not become wise and So I pardon your mistake,
And once more do not tell those words which praise my enemy and thinking that,
What your teacher teaches are words which will do you good, go along with him,
And start learning “Said Hiranya who was the Lord of all the worlds.
6245. Prahladha the son told , “Oh Lord who wears scented flower garland , I have to tell,
You something .If you are prepared to understand it , I will tell it to you and started ,
Telling about that which is the end of knowledge of Vedas and result of Yagnas ,
And which is like the starter curd , to the milk of education and other things.
6246.”Oh king , There is nothing which yields without a seed and if you ,
Are prepared to understand without illusion I would tell in more great detail,
How to understand the ultimate truth ,If You concentrated your mind ,
On that ultimate truth without any break , they,
Would be able to see it like a gooseberry on the palm.”
6247.”That matchless God making it appear that all the world is within himself,
Exists keeping them within him but would also be within every being ,
He is one who does not have any one after him , he never movesaway from principles,
And Is is it possible for any one to tell how ancient he is?”
6248.”The wisdom coming out of search and that state which makes wisdom as experience ,
Are two different paths and would make it appear that all the things in the world are different,
And except for those who knows this , would it be possible to know the greatness of that primeval one?”
6249.”He exists as the divine principle, to those who realize the ultimate truth,
Which is in the end of all Vedas and this is known only to wise people who know themselves,
And those lunatic people who see everything as existing differently,
Are those who do not attain salvation attained by Yogis and very wise ones.”
6250.”Those rules which can help us measure everything cannot help us ,
IN measuring the divine one and the Upanishads help us in knowing ,
That knowledge of Vedas which cannot be understood by using great thought,
And he cannot be described by words and other materials,
And who are there who know illusion because no one has seen the true state.
6251’.He alone pervades all the three worlds , becomes each and every thing,
Of this world and also appears in innumerably different looking forms,
Though he is only one with a stable state and would the acts of his,
Become small so that the sages and Devas know about it?”
6252.”Karma and the results happening because of that and that primeval being,
Which gives those results which we like , the soul which is the doer of the Karma .
Are all only that God and those who can tell clearly about his greatness,
Would be able to cross the ocean of life here and in heaven?”
6253,” Those chants which help us meditate on that great god and ,
The great penance done using those chants and the acts emerging out of that,
And the results emerging out of those acts are all systematized by that faultlees God,
And he also is the faultless offering that we offer to the Devas in Yagnas told by the four Vedas.”
6254. ‘That divine one would make one undergo the result of the karmas before hand,
And to those devotees who depend on him he would modify those results of Karmas,
After their depending on him and there are no Karmas where he appears ,
To stand afterwards and helps those to undergo the results , which he does not know ,
Most of the people are not able to realize this due to his wonderful illusion.”
6255.”Those bad and good Karmas which are done by people are due to their actions ,
And among them one Karma can without giving one result , can give what is wanted,
By the devotees and is there a need for a proof that ultimate God can give everything?”
6256. “Those who perform Yagnas at the end of it , if they offer the sacrificial ,
Offering to that pure one who does his wisdom sleep on the snake bed,
Then that offering would reach all the moving and not moving beings of the world ,”
Is the teaching of the Vedas and so that offering is the use of the Yagna.”
6257.”The causal word was created from the primeval nature by that divine God,
And the principles which emanated from the world due to sensations ,
Are not limited within what has been taught to us by very wise people ,
And the birth which takes place to the activities of that divine principle,
Is not something that could be understood by those who have innate intelligence.”
6258.”From the lotus flower which had a stalk which looks like a picture ,
Several great petals and great perfume which appeared on the belly of Lord Vishnu ,
Gave rise to the four headed Brahma and innumerable variety of beings ,
And they all exist in one side of this universe which should be praised.”
6259.”That God hides within our eyes also in the heart those wise people ,
Who can understand philosophical truths and teach them to others ,
AS the feeling of true knowledge it spreads all over the earth ,
Is as tall as the sky and is filled as properties of wind , fire and water ,
Proving to us that the God who is taller than our thought exists in innumerable forms.”
6260.”That good is in the words that we speak and in the acts that we perform,
And if we think about his nature of spreading everywhere , we can see ,
That he originated as one letter with three joints (om),
And also the chant got by joining four words. (OM Namo Narayanan aya )
6261.”The name of that divine God which removes bad possessions like passion and anger,
And all the bad thoughts that enter in to our mind and has the greatness ,
Of safely guarding souls with stability and can his grace be described by others?”
6262,”Like a big banyan tree and its seed he has the great masculinity ,
Of keeping all the world within himself and he would enjoy the results,
Got by properly arranging the time , equipment and arena of action ,
And he is also the good conduct and the wealth that is attained by that good conduct.”
6263.”Though he is like the sweet musical sound that is recognized by the musical feelings ,
Which are in the minds those who are experts in music, similar to the notes ,
Coming out of Yaazh which gives out very clear music , is within,
The inside and outside of all beings , he is one in whom the nature of the beings do not merge ,
And eves the Vedas which cannot be neglected would be perplexed to tell about his nature.”
6264,”That Lord who is the soul which is inside the letter “Om”,
Is wisdom of wisdom and he is completely occupying ,
All the three worlds, he is of a form like the smoke and the flame of fire.”
6265.”Due to the trouble in the mind of religious zealots who are like the different flowers ,
Of a garland tied densely with flowers which open as soon as they are produced,
And who keep on arguing about the differences , those wise men who know him well,
He is not different like the sea and the tides which rise up and folds back,.”
6266.” I have been praising the name of the divine one about whom I was telling,
Scared that you after abusing this god , with such great properties ,
Would lose the wealth and other great benefits that you attained due to penance ,
AS well lose your good name and soon lose the soul which is stable in you.”
6267. When Prahladha told about all this in detail standing before him,
All the world were scared about what is going to happen , the cruel matured anger,
Built up in the mind of Hiranya similar to the poison rising out of the ocean ,
And the sun and the sky started rotating , the entire broad earth started shivering
The eyes of Hiranya started spitting out blood , there was fire and smoke in his angry eyes.
6268.He ordered “Except him I do not need any more enemies which give me sorrow,
For he came out from within me getting soaked and burned in my bad fate .
There is nothing more that need to be known about him now , for ,
He has told that he is the dear slave of Lord Vishnu , who has endless enmity with me,
And so kill him now “ and immediately those who were greater experts,
In killing more than the God of death went and caught Prahladha.
6269. Among those valorous heroes , some were shouting, we will eat him alive,
With a sound equal to that of thunder and they all were like a pride of lions ,
Which have come and caught an angry elephant calf and were all boiling with anger.
And they took him outside that mountain like pretty palace and threw at Prahladha,
Axes and spears in thousands like a torrential shower of rain.
6270.When Those valorous heroes who did not have the strength of penance ,
Threw with in a second on Prahladha , who loved all beings like their mother ,
The arrows , spears and axes and other weapons several times ,
They did not do any harm to Prahladha , whose only support was the purest Lord Vishnu
Like the bad words and names which were told by the enemies.
6271.Those spears which were thrown at him , the arrows sent from their bows,
The cutting swords and the piercing spears and the sharp axes were all,
Destroyed and became like powder and they could not do any harm,
To the divine body of that Prahladha who had won over anger ,
Who was standing completely immersed in God and never forgot,
The soft red feet of lord Vishnu and neither he forgot his name.
6272.”Oh very strong one all our measureless and best weapons have become in to powder
And no harm has come to the body of your son and what shall we do now”,
Like this those valorous ones asked Hiranya , he said, “ speedily set up a fire ,
And push him in it “ and those valorous ones started doing it .
6273. In a big pit they went on stacking fire wood like a mountain and poured on it,
Pots and pots of oil and ghee and set fire to it and flame from that fire .
Rose up very high almost touching the sky and making many of those ,
Who were watching it cry they put that extremely wise Prahladha in to it ,
And he meditating on the divine feet of lord Vishnu , said “Hari” ,
And stood up and that fire which was hot was cold to Prahladha.
6274.That pretty gem like body of Prahladha , as soon as the fire started ,
Burning like the fire at deluge , similar to the fire becoming cool,
Due to the words of chaste lady Sita becoming cool to the fire ,
Lit on the tail of Hanuman by the Rakshasa warriors
Which was covered with cloth and ghee was cool till his bones to Prahladha.
6275.”Your son was pushed in to the pit of raging fire which had huge flames ,
But he was not burnt by it and so please tell us what we should do “,
Said those valorous ones who had very great enmity and the Hiranya,
With eyes burning like fire after hearing that said, “Tie that Prahladha ,
Who did not obey my orders and put him in to a prison and bring ,
Eight serpents and put them along with him so that they will eat him,.”
6276. Anantha and other great serpents came immediately there and asking ,
“Why have you summoned us here?” and as per the orders of Hiranya ,
With their fire spitting mouth with great speed started biting ,
With their sharp teeth in to the pretty body of Prahladha ,
Again and again with great anger but that boy ,
Who never forgot the name of Lord Vishnu did not suffer or shiver.
6277. Those serpents stood near Prahladha and being scared to go against Hiranya ,
With fresh blood which was black like the cloud dripping from their mouth ,
Making even Garuda with differing type of feathers scared bit Prahladha and ,
Similar to the small crescent of a moon entering the red coloured clouds .
They lost their power and all their teeth fell down and ,
From the big holes of their teeth , Nectar started flowing.
6278.Those valorous heroes who saw the serpents , which were surrounding Prahladha,
Getting tired and also losing all their teeth and also noticing their inability ,
To harm the body of Prahladha told about it to their lord Hiranya,
Who ordered them to put the boy before an elephant in rut and without senses.
6279.Many of those soldiers who did not have any mercy in their mind,
Went towards the east to bring the elephant from Indra and brought it,
And that elephant Airavatha had big tusks and was greatly angry.”
6280.”They tied the hands , legs and chest of Prahladha with divine rope,
And kept him before that angry elephant not in proper senses and.
Then Prahladha who does not have falsehood started telling.”
6281.”My father who is the primeval lord who once upon a time ,
Came and saved an elephant king when a crocodile caught it
And the lord who belongs to your lineage is in my heart.”
6282.Even before Prahladha completed saying these words ,
That big elephant Iravatha saluted Prahladha , with ite face mask,
Touching the ground and becoming scared withdrew from there,
And those enemy soldiers went and informed about this to Hiranya.
6283.With a boiling mind after hearing the news told by the soldiers ,
“Respecting that one who sleeps without doing anything on the sea ,
This elephant has destroyed my valour , and oh powerful ones,
Go and search for that lonely elephant and kill him, told Hiranya.
6284.As soon as the soldiers approached to kill him , that elephant,
With its lustrous tusks which was eating sunlight , which could win the lightning,
It came to kill the famous prince without falsehood ,
Who was shining much more than the Gold .
6285.When that elephant pressed its white tusks on the powerful chest,
Of the truly valorous Prahladha , just like the banana plant,
Whose bunches have come out with wet pseudo stem ,
All the tusks of the elephant broke in to pieces.
6286.Those enemy soldiers who saw the breaking in to pieces ,
Of the tusks of the great elephant , within a time of batting of an eye,
Speedily approached Hiranya and told him, “It is not easy ,
To take the life of Prahladha “ and hearing that Hiranya ,
Became extremely angry and resemble the hot sun of mid summer .
6287. Hiranya who got very angry looked at those soldiers and told,
“Tie him to a big mountain making other laugh teasingly at him,
And push him along with the mountain in a bank less ocean.
6288. Then taking an oath to kill Prahladha , and realizing that he was escaping ,
And that Hiranya got up with anger without leaving the idea of killing his son,
His soldiers speedily went and tied Prahladha to a big stone ,
And travelling with speed of wind put him in the middle of the ocean.
6289.But Prahladha did not leave meditating on the name of the Lord ,
Who would be in the middle of all souls ebbing with great mercy and so,
That ocean became like a pond and the mountain to which he was tied ,
Not only floated in that ocean but also became a boat to him.
6290.Prahlaha keeping both his hands above his head did not ,
Stop from meditating that lord Vishnu and was only chanting his name.
And when he was caught by a banyan tree with very small leaves ,
He appeared very similar to Lord Vishnu as a baby floating on a banyan leaf.
6291.Prahladha who speedily had mastery of Vedas without reading them,
Disd not sink in that ocean with very big tides ans was floating
On the stone to which he was tied and started ,chanting ,
The one thousand divine lames of the primeval Lord Vishnu.
6292. “Oh cruel one to evil persons , one who does not have any properties ,Oh Lord who cannot be ,
Classified , Oh tall one , would you appear before this slave , am I one having the great power,
So that those who trouble me , who is your slave of slaves and who loves you , cannot win.”Said Prahladha.
6293.”Oh lord who is like the nectar of the ocean of milk , you , who would not be visible,
To those involved falsehood , is there anything which cannot be seen by your mind ?
The five organs which without stability are jumping here and there ,
Are only the tests being done by you due to the fate ?”
6294. “The devas like Brahma who came from the lotus on your belly ,
Were ones according to best tenets from the best of the Vedas ,
And even they could not see you after a search extending for the life time ,
But how can I who am innocent within a day think and praise you.
6295.”There are no bad acts which have not been done by me who am your slave ,
And they truly came to me and add to my bad Karma , Oh lord ,
Have you forgotten to shower your mercy on me ,
So that the results of bad karma are removed from me.”
6296.”Thinking that the good culture that we follow after very great thought ,
Are visible only to us, the innumerable deva chiefs seeing that it is beyond their comprehension,
Become ones who are not able to think about you and ,
After entering in to the net of your illusion , became greatly attracted by it.”
6297. “Thinking that they are matchless leaders the people of olden days were ,
Thinking that they could complete any job without failing ,
Said that they themselves were the very great divine thing ,
And were they who told like this able to complete any job?
Except you who are there who can be termed as the great divine thing?”
6298,”If one book tells it is primeval thing of divinity , some other books tell.
That it is not the divine thing at all and the big books who hold this contrary view are many,
And you who brings out the differences , are not prepared to go away from there,
Oh Lord who is talked about by the Vedas as divine , are you playing after seeing contrary things?”
6299.”Even Lord Brahma who sits on the lotus and even lord Shiva ,
Do not know anything about you but then how people like me ,
Can think about you in various ways about you?
Along with the branches of a tree are leaves , flower and fruit .
And telling all of then are same as the tree is nothing new.
6300. “The world differing from you is stable and exists in various forms,
And though it is like that , does it have an existence separate from you?
Though the ornaments made of gold are of different forms ,
They never become different from Gold , from which they are made.”
6301.”Oh Lord who gave me pain , the mother who gave birth to us ,
And our father are given by you to all souls , so that ,
They may be worshipped and I have a mind in which you live ,
And so please tell me your decision.” Like that ,
Prahladha prayed to that Lord telling very many truths.
6302. Hiranya of very great strength , knowing that his son was still alive ,
Told , “Bring him and produce him before me “ and his soldiers ,
Brought Prahladha and seeing him Hiranya said with great anger,
“This boy is mad and so let us kill him with cruel poison.”
6303.Those soldiers gave Prahladha , very cruel and strong poison ,
And he who meditated on God took it from them and ate it,
And remained without any tiresomeness and seeing that,
The merciless and cruel Hiranya asked them to attack him,
With a weapon called CHammatti and they all threw it at him.
6304, When those cruel Asuras who were innumerable in number,
Threw that weapon at him ,people who saw it told ,
That Prahladha would not escape , he knowing that,
The God in his mind had thousand hands meditated on hium.
6305.” Due to his magical capability , he is preventing his soul,
Being taken away from his body and so I will eat him away “
Said Hiranya in great rage and came near Prahladha,
Making the sky as well as all the seven worlds tremble.
6306.Prahaladha saluted his father who came near him and said,
“Oh my father , if you want to take away my soul which is stable,
Understand that this soul does not belong to you and can be taken,
Only by Lord Vishnu who has given all the worlds to us.”
6307.Though the anger was ebbing out in Hiranya , did not kill him,
Wanting to see the one who gave the world , if Prahladha can show him,
And asked, “Who has created this world? It is definitely not the trinity ,
Is it the sages or is it the Devas who were completely defeated by me ,
And which other person” Please tell me so that I can understand.”
6308.Prahladha looked at his father and told “Oh father , he who has,
Created all these worlds is also the one who created all the beings ,
And who exists in those destruction less souls and fills them up .
He is the scent of flowers , the oil in gingelly seed and one,
Who has immeasurable things within himself and he is,
Lord Vishnu who without any doubt exists everywhere and also please hear further.”
6309.”Oh my father, If I tell this out of my love towards you , you would not ,
Agree to that in your mind. Do you think that the Lord Vishnu with a lotus eyes.
Who killed your brother HIranyaksha is so inferior that you can see him.,
And please understand that the divine one is everywhere , so that I can see him.”
6310.”The three types of behavior, sathva, Rajasa and Thamas are his charecterstics,
Creation , upkeep and distruction are all his activities, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva,
Are his forms The lustrous sun ,moon and fire are all his eyes.
The earth , heaven and Patala are his worlds and that divine one is the witness ,
For birth, living and death ,This is the conclusion of Vedas and they are truth.”
6311. When Prahladha told in various ways the nature of the divine God ,
The Asura king Hiranya , laughed showing out his bud like teeth and told,
You said that he who is single exists with all things which are of different types,
Let us first see it and then we will take actions accordingly “ and then bad one ,
Pointed out a pillar and said, “You said he is in here and make him appear before me out of that.”
6312.”He would be in things which are of hand breath , He would be ,
In the hundredth part of the atom which cannot be split , he would be in big Meru mountain,
And he would be also in this pillar and you would see soon,
The property of that God that he would be every where.”
Said Prahladha and Hiranya laughed at him with aversion.
6313.”You show me that Lord Vishnu , who according to you and the Devas ,
Is spread all over the world in this pillar and if you fail to show,
Like a lion killing an elephant in rut , I would immediately kill you ,
And drink your blood which is coopery red and then eat your body.”
6314. The best among the wise Prahladha said, “My soul is not simple,
That it can be killed by you and if that Lord Vishnu whom I had told earlier ,
Does not come out in all places that you touched, I would give my life,
Because if I want to live further I would not be a good servant of that lord.”
6315,With ebbing desire to see that God saying “good, good” and laughing ,
With sarcasm, like the falling of a thunder and with great speed ,
Hiranya hit on that pillar with his hand which was victorious,
And then from that Pillar , the man lion form of Lord Vishnu came out .
And uproariously laughed splitting the directions and tearing the globe.
6316. That very wise Prahladha who told that he would himself search the divine one,
And show him to Hiranya , started dancing with joy when that Lord Vishnu ,
Who could not be found out by Brahma and devas in spite of searching al day,
And who was far , far away laughed , and he also cried and prattled ,
Kept his hands above his head and saluted him and started jumping all over the world.
6317.That Hiranya who with his famous legs used to walk making the earth ,
Get uprooted said,”who are you who are laughing? Are you the Hari told by this boy?
After hiding in the ocean due to your fear of me , did you search ,
For this big pillar to hide?If you want to fight with me come with great speed.”
6318, When Hiranya challenged Lord Vishnu for war, that pillar split in to two,
And the man-lion appeared and immediately started growing up measuring ,
All the directions and all the universes and went on growing and who ,
Can properly describe the nature of his growth and,
The globe of earth got pierced at the top as well as at the bottom.
6319.That lord Vishnu wore the garland of scented Thulasi as a man-lion,
Went on growing beyond the sky and I cannot describe it properly.
His red soft feet was stable on earth and when he was standing ,
It appeared as if the Lord Brahma in his world was on his belly.
6320.If we want to tell about how many hands he has , are there ,
Any experts in counting who can count and tell us? And the ,
Huge army of that Hiranya which was five hundred vellam strong,
Was picked by each and every hand of the God completely.
6321.”The army of Asuras which was one thousand vellam strong
Who all had sharp spear like teeth, and to each of them ,
They saw one face of the God, twice the number of shoulders ,
Red eyes which which were burning like fire , three times more head ,
And that divine man –lion had in his mouth ,
The Seven oceans and seven mountains and several other things.”
6322.Its bent and pure hairs on its neck were capable of eating away,
All the universe completely , would destroy the fire at deluge ,
Capable of destroying everything and the breath of that man –lion,
Who was like the God of death would win over the wind at deluge .
And all these were spread in side and outside of its fully open mouth.
6323.All the souls which came out of the Belly of Lord Vishnu after deluge ,
And which have been living in this world with stability , at the time when,
This egg like universe created by the divine one which does not give out babies ,
Breaks , enter in to the huge mouth with nectar dripping teeth ,
And search and settle in a place which is safe for them.
6324.”Would some thing evil happen to those who keep on doing good deeds?
Lord Brahma and others who have been observing good conduct and who are great,
And also all other people who were not the evil Asuras ,
Were being kept within his belly band protected like a mother by that man-lion.
6325 That man lion would hammer and make ineffective all those who are,
Called Rakshasas , using its crescent like teeth , it would rub some on the ,
Earth which is stable , Some it would throw towards the universe ,
It would catch some and dash them against Mount Meru . It would grind some ,
Using only its fingers , Some it will kill by drowning them in the sea , making,
Bubbles in water and some It would put in raging fire and burn.
6326.It would open the body of some and tear it , It would catch some and forcibly ,
Open their mouth , IT would catch some and tear of their skins ,
It would take out the eye balls of some asuras which used to give out fire ,
It would cut off the the livers of some and take it out ,
It would grind the bodies in to a paste and those who were caught ,
Between its nails it would break them by its other nails.
6327.It would eat the body of elephants, chariots and horses of Hiranya ’s army ,
After killing them and later it would drink the water of the entire ocean,
With great tides along with fishes living in that ocean, It would swallow ,
All the clouds in the sky along with its thunder and dur to its ,
Anger not getting satiated even the God of Dharma got bored.
6328. It would throw some on the mountain of horizon and kill them,
Some it would rub on the wall below the universe and kill them,
Some it would throw on the motionless seven mountains and kill ,
And It would carry some by its big hands and throw them,
In the dark corners at the end of directions .
6329.Many of those Asuras thrown by it fell on the mountains and it would,
Pinch the heads of those asuras by the tip of its nails ,
It would lift some asuras and put them in fire and would kill those Asuras ,
According to the job of murder they were engaged in , it would lift ,
And drink their souls and dropping their body down ,
Some it will throw up in the sky and some in to the ocean.
6330. After searching all the three worlds and without allowing to escape .
Capturing all Asuras and killing them ,after destroying pregnancies of Asura ladies,
After killing Asuras and ensuring that none of them survive in the universe,
The Hands of the man- lion started searching Asuras in other universes.
6331.When he stood after killing all the Asuras except Hiranya, and his faultless son,
Prahladha who was the protection of all the Devas , that man lion which had large eyes,
Killed all types of Asuras with a speed of thought and the Hiranya wearing pretty anklets ,
Seeing the coming of that God who was the man-lion stood with great safety.
6332.Hiranya seeing the coming of the man lion form of the God , took out,
His diamond studded sword from his sheath and holding it in his hand,
And also holding a shield which is capable of hiding even the sky in the other hand,
Making the mind of Devas burn , making the seven oceans with banks of soft sand ,
And the mountains shiver , made tumultuous war cry and stood there ,
Like the Meru mountain which has come alive ,with very great anger folding his mouth.
6333. “Even after seeing the powerful form of the Lord,
It looks as if you have still not understood His power .
Please salute this Lord Vishnu ,
Who uses the wheel as weapon and who is greatly valorous, If you bow and salute him,
He would excuse the crimes that you did without proper realization “
Said Prahladha who stood there praised by all the world.
6334.”Hear what I have to say to you , I would cut off the matchless shoulders,
And legs of this angry lion which has appeared here , while you are seeing.
And later I would cut you with my sword and later I would salute my sword ,
Saluting him and submitting to him only existed during love tiff with ladies “
And after saying this he laughed uproariously making the world shiver.
6335. After laughing with smoke coming out of his sword , mouth , hands ,
And legs , with his eyes emitting fire sparks , he went to fight.
With the man-lion of the God and that God who destroys ,
All those who do evil deeds , using his innumerable shoulders .
Ad with his hands tightly surrounded that Hiranya.
6336.They both tightly caught hold of each other to fight with each other ,
And went up above all the worlds so that no body can see them ,
And if comparison has to be told , That Hiranya had a form,
Which would make others scared and had anger and fearlessness,
And that Lord Narsimha appeared like all other ,
Mountains except Meru mountain and the oceans.
6337. Due to the sound of the fight which also echoed and the Lord ,
Who had innumerable arms with very sharp white nails ,
Looked like the rising with foam of the ocean of milk ,
With several type of tides reaching to the land ,
Of Lord Brahma who was sitting on a lotus flower ,
And the Hiranya looked like Mount Meru surrounded by ocean of milk.
6338. Hiranya with sword held in his hand , shoulders , hands and crown ,
Was rubbed on the wall below the globe of universe created by Lord Brahma ,.
And That Lord Narasimha with hands wearing many gem studded ornaments,
Similar to the rotation of sun and its planets , with his long hand,
Caught hold of the two legs of Hiranya and started rotating him.
6339.When Lord Narasimha was rotating Hiranya like that , the ear globes,
Worn by Hiranya loosened from his ears and fell on the east and west.
And the east where Lord Sun who was radiating heat rises ,
As well as on the west , the light from those ear globes ,
Were giving and spreading light in the day as well as the night.
6340. Can any one say that the appearance of the lord is like this ,
Or say a particular thing was like this and the white sharp nails of that,
Lord and that philanthropist who gives the life of Vaikunta to his devotees
Went inside the very powerful and strong chest of that Hiranya ,
The blood that oozed out from there spread all over the world.
6341.The Hiranya was taken to the entry door of his palace ,made to lie ,
On his pretty lap by Lord Narasimha in the evening , and using his sharp lustrous tip of his nail,
Making the blood flow up from his stomach , tore in to it
The lustrous chest of Hiranya making fire to come out of it ,
And killed him and put an end to the sufferings of the DEvas.
6342. Lord Shiva with three eyes, Lord Brahma with eight eyes ,
Devendra with thousand lotus like eyes , devas as well as sages ,
Who were hiding and wandering scared of Hiranya, here and there,
Hearing that the Lord has killed Hiranya came and assembled there and ,
Were wondering which eye they will use to see the Lord who killed Hiranya.
6343. Those devas and sages who came near saw before them,
The form of Lord Vishnu with face and hands ,
Which are suitable to see and saw separately his body and the legs ,
Which was filing everywhere , making him not possible to describe by words ,
And difficult to ne thought by mind , not possible to understand by wisdom ,
And having a very huge form of man-lion and got scared.
6344.The distance between one teeth and another teeth of the Lord was thousand Yojanas,
And his divine face was of a measure of one crore multiplied by another crore ,
And he had a limitless very huge form and seeing him ,.
Lord Brahma who sits on the lotus with lovely petals started praising that lord.
6345. The saying that God has the nature of creating himself ,
You have created yourself as Lord Narasimha and this shows ,
To the world your greatness and the fact that you created ,
The worlds from yourself and to create the beings ,
Of the world , you created me and this is a o praise of your great ability.
6346. Several thousand universes arise from you like the water bubbles
From the cool ocean and all the forms in this world is yourself only ,
And if you have speedily created this form of the man-lion,
Would not your ability of creation have the form of limitlessness.
6347. Having a system of giving a matchless single thing great names like
Vishnu, Shiva as well as Brahma , You exist a matchless single form,
And since except you no one is there and so apart from you , who else can be created?
Who can be protected and who can be destroyed , Oh God we do not know your great state.
6348. You made me appear from within yourself and by the help of your grace,
From within me I created living beings and non living things,
There is separate cause and action within me , and Oh lord ,
Who is our father , born from you I am like an ornament coming out from Gold.
6349.When that Brahma who had non blinking eight eyes, praised him like this,
In various ways , Lord Shiva armed with an axe and who is engaged in war ,
And all other Devas saluted Lord Narasimha and stood on both his sides ,
And that Lord with the divine wheel Suppressed his great anger within himself.
6350. Looking at the Devas who were greatly scared thinking that,
Due to the great anger of Lord Narasimha would destroy all the worlds .
Lord Narasimha told “Do not be scared “ and looked at them with his merciful glance ,
Using his hands which were prettier than lotus flower , showed symbol of protection.
6351. Lord Brahma sent Goddess Lakshmi who sits on lotus flower ,
Who is like the pretty ornament , who is the goddess who grants wealth to all,
Who grants salvation , who is the partner of Vishnu who never parts with him,
Who was born in the ocean of milk where nectar was born,
And who is the mother of all devas , near the angry Narasimha to pacify him.
6352.That Lord who does not have any one comparable to himself,
Saw with eyes full of mercy that Goddess Lakshmi ,
Who with great joy sits on the red lotus flower ,
Who is like the scented new leaf with stalk and ,
Who gives this world and its souls step by step.
6353.That God with love saw her , who for avoiding problems to all souls,
Gave and helped this world and seeing this the crowd of sages repeated,
The fame of our Lord and praised them and that great divine light .
Looked at the dear Prahladha who never had any sorrow in loosing his father.
6354.The Lord looked at Prahladha and said , Oh Prahladha who stands firmly in Dharma ,
And never got sad even though I killed your father before you and
Pierced his body by my sharp nails , you have placed endless love towards me.
Oh boy who deserves my protection , what compensation can I give to your great love?”
6355.What compensation I can give you , who saw me pierce the body of your father ,
In thousandth of a second , got angry with him , and scratched all over his body,
AS if I am searching for his soul, but never felt inimical towards me and had only great love?”
6356” .From now on though I come to know that they did endless crimes,
If they belong to your clan, I will not kill them and I would be good to you,
In all your births and if I can do anything to you , please tell me without being shy.”
6357.”Oh Lord , I who am your slave have received so much from you,
That there is no end to it and Is there anything that I need to get from you?
And if it is a must even if I am born as a worm without bones ,
Please give me the boon of your love even then.” , he asked.
6358.The God looked at Prahladha and with a mind dripping with grace
Said, “My boy is a strong one” and then that Lord became extremely happy ,
And said “Even if the elements like earth which were created by me get destroyed,
Your life span would not get over and you would be always like me.”
6359.”Oh boy who has a lustrous body which is like the saved lightning ,
Which appears and then vanishes in an instant , The three worlds should ,
Belong to you for the great service that you did to me earlier,
All the benefits that people would receive by saluting and praying to me ,
Would be also got by them by saluting and praying to you ..”
6360.”oh great one who got knowledge of the old Vedas without learning them,
All the people who are my devotees would love you and also would become your devotees.
You would be the king of Asura clan and not only that you would be God of devas also,
And it would not be easy for any one except you who can get the great life that you lead”
6361.”Oh boy who has got a greatly lustrous body , always good dharma , truth ,
The four Vedas that do good , the divine grace , the limitless divine knowledge ,
All things which never get destroyed and the ancient eight good characters
Would obey your words and you would continuously attain a very great life.”
6362.After giving these boons to Prahladha , he instructed the Devas who were there,
To consent and crown Prahladha in that courtyard itself , as the king of all the three worlds ,
So that he would be saluted by all beings of the world , accompanied by playing ,
Of auspicious instruments and do that job in a very great manner.
6363.That Prahladha who became an expert in the knowledge of the famous four Vedas ,
Without learning them and without being instructed by any teacher ,
Was crowned , with Indra the king of Devas doing al necessary work to the coronation,
With Lord Brahma who had four heads looking at the four directions doing the Yagna ,
With Lord Narasimha who had all the worlds crowning him ,
AS the emperor of the three worlds and started ruling over them.
6364.That Vibheeshana who was the greatest among all people with wisdom,
Said, “This is the story of Hiranya which happened earlier and whatever,
I have told is aimed at causing you good and without understanding it,
If you are going to find fault with me , evil would definitely come to you.”
Chapter on surrender of Vibheeshana.
(Ravana tells Vibheeshana to get out and Vibheeshana with four of his other supporters reach in the midst of monkey army. They suspect his intention. He is taken before Rama .Later Rama discusses with monkey chiefs .Except Hanuman every one wants not to accept Vibheeshana. Rama decided to give protection and crowns Vibheeshana as the king of Lanka)
6365. After hearing all the advice that was told by Vibheeshana , Ravana,
Who was having a dishonest mind did not bother to think and understand that advice,
Thought that what Vibheeshana told would not lead to his stability ,
And became angry like a flaming fire and like flames rose up.
6366.”Oh strong one who changed the meaning of the word “death”,
That Asura called Hiranya was much stronger than people like me,
And if you think that the one who killed him would protect us,
You are definitely are one who live for Lord Vishnu whom Prahladha,
Referred .” Said Ravana with anger.
6367.”The Prahladha about whom you told is the one who happily watched ,
The Lord Vishnu who does illusion breaking open the body of his own father ,
And you who has close friendship with Rama who is our enemy are equal to him, ,
Would there be any body else who would be equal to you?’
6368.”Like the character and conduct of the son of the very strong Hiranya ,
You want to complete your trick and after I get defeated to those men,
You who are ignorant now want to get the wealth of Lanka ,
And become its king . Is this your idea? Would that ever happen?”
6369.”Even before this you had love towards those men and ,
Even now you are having love towards them, who are our great enemies,
Making even your bones melt , you are always thinking about them ,
And also praising them .If they are your support, need I tell you any further ?”
6370.”You are friendly with those men who are coming to fight a war with us ,
And you seem to have decided what you want to do about it,
You want to win me in war with a desire for kingship of Lanka ,
Your actions are bad and strong . Is there a need for other enemies?’
6371.”You have been scarred of those men and so you are not suitable ,
To fight with them and you want to have protection from those men ,
You have mind full of deceit and changed from the habit of our clan,
And would anything good happen when we are keeping strong poison?”
6372.That Ravana searching for his own destruction , having lost his good sense ,
Understanding the bad name to him said, “I would not kill you and stop,
Giving such good advices to me and go away from here quickly,
For if you stand there before my eyes , I would be forced to kill you.”
6373.When Ravana told like this, Vibheeshana got up and rose in to the sky,
And along with his ministers started thinking about future course of action,
And even after that went on telling several advices of just Dharma
To Ravana who possibly may get benefit from it.
6374.”long live , oh elder brother , please hear what I say ,
For improving your life day by day . You are not bothered ,
To think about your life span which would extend up to end of deluge ,
Are you hearing the words of evil people and attain a bad fate?
Would a good life be there who do not live according to Dharma?”
6375. “Your sons , your elders , your teachers , your relations ,
Your friends, The people who live under your protection ,
Those who have failed in life and the very strong valorous heroes ,
Would be tortured by the cruel arrows of Rama, is it just for you to see it?”
6376.”I have told you just advices of all existing types so that ,
Your life would be strong and stable but you did not understand them,
Oh My father , please pardon any of the mistakes I might have done “
After saying this that very god Vibheeshana with good character ,
Left that city and went away from there.”
6377. Anala , Anila Ara and Sampathi who were four good people,
Speedily came near Vibheeshana and they were wearing hero’s anklets,
And did any action only after deep thought and they joined with Vibheeshana.
6378.That Vibheeshana who was born in the clan of Asuraa and his four ministers ,
Knowing that Rama and Lakshmana have arrived already with the monkrey army,
On the banks of the sea, decided that they would go there.
6379.Then Vibheeshana crossed the ocean and reached its northern shore ,
And after understanding what has happened , noticing that the banks of the sea,
Was lit by the light of the lamps making it appear as if the lotus has flowered ,
In the ocean of milk and saw the huge monkey army preparing to go to battle field.
6380.He thought that if all other beings of the world were ,
Made to stand and counted the monkey army would be bigger than them,
And that Vibheeshana with faultless mind addressing his ministers,
Having spears with scent of meat , and told the following.
6381”I have developed closeness with Rama who is great in observing Dharma ,
And without good fame ,I would never like to live and because ,
My elder brother told that I am not observing that which would do him good .
I left him and now please tell me what I should do”said Vibheeshana to those four .
6382. And those ministers who were wise and experts in proper counseling ,
Told their well thought out decision like this , “It is now our only duty to meet Rama,
Who is the follower of Dharma , who only gives wisdom that elevates us .”
6383.”You have told what is good , if we do any otherthing ,
Except meeting Rama , we would be having Asura habits.
We would go and submit ourselves at the feet of Rama ,
Who has all the good qualities and by joining with him,
We would get rid of the sickness of birth and death cycle .”
6384.”I have not seen that Lord Rama earlier to this,
And nor have I heard any thing about him earlier,
And I am not able to understand the reason
For my friendship with that Lord , I am feeling cool ,
My mind melts thinking about him because that Lord ,
Can change my life and an enemy of birth cycle.”
6385,” From the days when I did penance addressed to Lord Brahma ,
Who sits on the lotus , I had always great love towards that Lord Vishnu ,
Who is first divine lord of the world and I wanted From Lord Brahma,
Stability in the life of Dharma , love without distinction to all beings,
The grace of wise people who were expert in Vedas and got them as boon.”
6386. “That boon of Lord Brahma has become a good period giving good things,
And what you all have thought and told is the pure decision and so ,
WE would reach the flower like feet of Rama who is the Lord of all ancient beings
And do what is agreeable to our mind.”Said Vibheeshana with sweetness.
6387. The knowledgeable Vibheeshana and others who knew that their reaching that
Place at night especially because they were “new”, is not proper hid themselves ,
IN a dark garden , without coming to to the notice of others and
The Sun God who travels in a chariot of one wheel climbed to the top of sun rise mountain.
6388. At that time Rama arrived there thinking how to cross that ,
Southern sea with great tide and reach the other shore and also,
Thinking about lady Sita who had eyes like Kuvalai flowers ,
And red mouth like coral and getting depressed ,
And reached the northern bank of that great ocean.
6389.Rama with great liking started seeing the gardens in the beach,
The salt making fields , sand ,the pandanus bushes , Kuvalai flowers,
The punnai trees spread all over , the swans crowding on those Punnai trees,
The female swans and the bewitching flower gardens .
6390.Rama with great liking saw the pearls and corals brought by the ocean tide ,
The Collected heaps of various gems , the land with dust of gold ,
Thin gardens which make people scared, Sand dunes and huge tides.
6391.The fisher women with pretty sweet smile were drawing return patterns*,
In the beach making their lightning like pretty fingers getting hurt and ,
The tears with depression falling from their eyes rubbing out the patterns they drew ,
Made visible these patterns here and there in the beach and Rama,
After seeing those also went and saw the Punnai tree gardens.
*they draw patters closing their eyes and if the ends,
Of the pattern meets then their lover would come back.
6392.Rama seeing that due to the wafting cool breeze carrying water particles due to,
The beating white tides on the white curved Pandanus trees ,
Under which the male swans hugging their partners and sleeping, Took a deep breath.
6393. Rama mercifully looked at the young white female crane ,
Anxiously waiting for the male crane which due to the great love ,
It had to its partner had gone away from the branches of the tree,
To bring tasty fishes to quench its mate’s hunger.
6394.Rama with great anger and with upward bent eyes saw ,
Two very strong male cranes fighting , with great anger and with,
Fire sparks coming out from their eyes were not moving ,
But staring at a female crane which was standing alone.
6395.Seeing the male swan which surrendered to the female swan ,
Due to the love tiff in her mind and later had a love making with her ,
And achieving victory sobbed softly showing his pearl like teeth,
Hidden by his cool coral like pretty lips of his mouth.
6396. Then reached this sorrowing state , the Sugreeva, Hanuman and other experts ,
Consoled Rama and he got rid of his great depression ,
And just like mad people getting conscience , he moved from that place to another.
6397.Rama reached the war tent where he lived along with friends,
Like the well read Sugreeva and to that place Vibheeshana with the ringing anklets
Came without any doubt in his mind and joined with monkeys there.
6398.The soldiers who saw Vibheeshana who had arrived there ,
Were startled and joined together saying Asuras have come in to their army,
And shouted , “catch them , hit them and throw weapons at them”
In a voice that resembled thunder and surrounded Vibheeshana and others.
6399.They said, “Only God of Dharma has brought them to us,
And he is a lord who did many evil deeds and has been scared,
And some thought that “He was the king of Lanka Ravana himself,
And so our wish to win the king of Lanka has been fulfilled “
6400. “They say that evil person has twenty hands and ten heads ,
Have they all been crushed and destroyed ? and if he is an expert in warfare ,
Let him fight with us ” and saying like that, they all started opposing them with anger.
6401.”We would catch them and put them in prison and Inform Rama ,
The king of all the worlds “ they said , “why are people ,
Waiting without beating and killing them ?” and they went near and saw.
6402. “If before we blink our eye , if they rise in to the sky ,
What other thing can we do? Are they not Rakshasas?,
The only thing that we can do now is to kill them,
As there is no other option” and they further said ,
“It is better to kill them making them not recognizable.”
6403.When the monkey soldiers were telling whatever came oin to their mind,
AS per the instruction of Hanuman Mainda and Dvividha who knew grammar called Indhram,
Who were greatly honest and who knew the rules of justice came there.
6404. They who were experts in Vedas , rules of law and the grammar of human beings,
Asked the monkey soldiers to move away and went near Vibheeshana and others,
And understanding that they did not have activities involving cheating ,
They went near them and saw the signs of wisdom and Dhama on them.
6405.Mainda looking at Vibheeshana and others asked , “who are you all?,
And “why have you come here?” .”did you come to fight the war?”
Or “Did you come with some other intention?”. You who are ,
Standing along with the mokey army, please tell what is in your mind?”
“Tell it to us and tell only the truth”
6406.Asa reply Anala the senior minister of Vibheeshana who had ,
A very competent mind and who had justice replied ,
“Vibheeshana Who has justice tinged with Dharma ,
Who is follower of truth and who is the son of the grandson of Lord Brahma ,
Wants to seek protection With Lord Rama , Who is born in clan of Sun God ,
Who is the lord of all the worlds and has come to reach,
The divine feet of that lord so that he would make progress.”
6407.This Vibheeshana has attained by doing great penance for a long time,
The habit of never going away from path of Dharma ,great devotion to Lord Vishnu .
Attachment to truth and love towards scholars who have learnt Vedas.
These qualities were got by him by addressing his penance to Lord Brahma .
6408.This Vibheeshana looking at Ravana told , “Oh Ravana who has an evil mind ,
Like the fire packed inside the cloth , Have you not imprisoned the lady of Rama,
And if you release her from her prison now , you will escape and ,
If you do not leave her you will die” and also advised him in various ways.
6409.”That Ravana who has mind always thinking of sinful deeds ,
And who has lost good wisdom looked at Vibheeshana and told,
“You are now alive because you are born after me and now itself,
Go away from here , for if you stand here you will die.” And hearing that ,
This Vibheeshana has come away from Ravana “ sain Anala in great detail.
6410.Then the monkey warrior called Mainda carrying all that was told,
By Anala in his mind said, “I will tell what all you told to my Lord Rama,”
And requested his brother and the monkey army that would not retreat,
To guard them without getting tired and be alert and went to Rama.
6411, He went and met Rama who was sitting in the temple of mercy ,
Whose fences are Dharma , wisdom and penance ,
With the difficult to attain greatness and patience as the two doors ,
And got his graceful attention and saluted his divine feet.
6412. “Oh Lord who would not get destroyed even at the end of deluge ,
I , who am your slave needs to tell you some thing important.” Said Mainda,
And Rama who had a body similar to the pond with fully open lotus flowers,
Shook his round matted hair and said, “ Oh truthful one , please tell,
Whatever you have seen and also whatever you heard.”
6413.”We do not know what is going to happen in the future ,
Vibheeshana with cool flower like hands along with his four ministers,
Who is the younger brother of Ravana , the king of Lanka ,
Who has as tendency to cheat and steal , has reached the middle of the monkey army.”
6414. The huge monkey army which wanted to catch him as well as,
Kill him started attacking them and knowing about it , I requested them to stop it,
And asked them, Who are you and what is your state of affairs?”
And then one emissary of Vibheeshana told like this
6415. “Ravana the elder brother who does evil deeds which are against Dharma,
Went on behaving as he wanted and seeing that Vibheeshana ,
Felt that he does not have any protection and has come to surrender to,
Rama who is the ocean of mercy “ said he to me.
6416.”That Vibheeshana is a follower of Dharma and had devotion,
To Lord Vishnu who is the primeval God and stands firmly on truth ,
Due to the boon of Lord Brahma who is the Lord of all Brahmins ,
Who are experts in Vedas , given after great penance and so,
He is pure in mind , language as well as acts “ Said he
6417.”Also Vibheeshana had told Ravana that “ if Sita, the queen of chastity ,
Is prevented from joining with Rama , Our clan of Rakshasas would all be destroyed ,
And only bones and mountain will remain in that city. Oh ignorant one .
All your ten heads wearing crown would be cut off and roll in the dust “
Which was for the good of Ravana ,” said he.
6418.”Then the very pretty Ravana , hearing these words of Vibheeshana ,
Told him,”If you who have spoken these words stand before me ,
You would merit to die and so go away from here ,” and because ,
Of that Vibheeshana has come here to surrender to you.” Said Mainda to Rama.
6419. Then lord Rama looked at Sugreeva and other who were his friends,
Who were sitting near by and said, :you have heard the words of Mainda and do you feel,
That this Vibheeshana should be taken to our side?T hink about it clearly and tell me your opinion..”
6420.That king of Kishkinda who knew about his responsibility and who wore,
The long crown and was the kjing of monkeys , Saluted Rama who had broad lotus like eyes,
By holding his hands above his head thinking, “This is the place where Vibheeshana has come,
This in the time in which he has come “ started telling to Rama.
6421.”Oh Lord who is fate of fate and also above it , What is the reason for you,
Who have great knowledge of the great primeval Vedas as well as the famous book by Manu
Has asked this to people like us , I want to ask this and know from you?”
6422. “Oh Lord who is the ocean of mercy, because you had asked,
I would tell you and because you have ordered which is proper to my wisdom,
Which are not pure according to your thoughts and which are not the final decision.
If we think about the future results , I would tell you what I think.”
6423.”The reason for this Vibheeshana to leave Ravana is not because ,
They had a big fight and not also because Ravana wanted to kill him,
Due to another bad name . Is it proper according to Dharma ,
That this Vibheeshana has left his brother without any suitable reason?
Among the Rakshasas who do not have culture , who are good and who are bad?”
6424.”The act of leaving his suitable elder brother or father and mother ,
Or great elderly wise people or the king who rules the world and making them enemies,
Is an act which should be jeered at for is it a desirable act?”
6425.”When there was need for the help of the brother , sweetly talking to him,
And when he wages a war , getting scared and without entering ,
The battle field and die along with elder brother , this Vibheeshana ,
Has come to join us and this is not an act of males and is like a nail to the world.”
6426.”Oh Lord , When his mind wanted to only travel in the path of Dharma ,
After leaving his people who are following acts which are against Dharma,
Instead of going somewhere else his coming and joining the enemies is bad and laughable,
And would lead to all others blaming him .How can this Vibheeshana get out of this bad name”
6427.”Oh Lord who is the ocean of mercy , After enjoying the wealth,
Of his brother who wears the golden anklets till he lived with him,
When the army got angry and was getting ready to attack him,
Instead of helping out in the war , coming to join,
Us who are the enemies of his brother , would make ,
Vibheeshana without any relatives and friends?”
6428.“Having seen the elderly one took the form of the deer made of gold ,
Leaving away the penance and Vedic conduct ,when his nephew ,
Approached him with evil intent , should we accept this Vibheeshana because of his penance .”
6429.’Even if the beings all the world join together with god of death,
And wage a war against us , we have decided that we will win.
Would the brother of enemy help us to get defeated,
Or would he become a help for us to get victory.”
6430.”If we who are feeling great for having come here to kill all the Asuras ,
And protect good Dharma, take the help of the same Asuras who are not merciful,
And wage the war , does it not appear that there is some problem for our strength.”
6431.”These Rakshasas who have surrendered to us , would behave ,
IN a certain way when they are parting with us and in another way when they say us,
When they accept the things in our hand , they would behave in a certain way,
And when they partake food with us , they would be in certain other way .”
6432.”Oh Lord who is black like Kajal , he has come here only to cheat us ,
And he has not come here to request for his protection ,
Is it proper to accept this Rakshasa who is more cruel than poison.,”
Said Sugreeva with an intention to know about Rama’s opinion.
6433, As soon as Sugreeva completed telling his opinion , Rama looked at,
Jambavan Who did not have any one to match in his wisdom and asked ,
“What is your opinion?” and Rama after thinking deeply about ,
All the old rules of procedure started talking .
6434.”Even though they are greatly learned , if they are from the enemies ,
Who should not be believed , those who join them would get destroyed ,
If we think about the rule of Dharma of Vibheeshana,
Would the world accept that the Asuras have an aim to follow Dharma.”
6435.”If we join people like Vibheeshana we may achieve victory ,
He may tell the ideas that we need , they may even help to achieve our aim,
They may remove if there are shortcomings and make it complete ,
But from the very beginning Rakshasas have enmity with us ,
And apart from that is it proper to join with such inferior people?”
6436. “If those cruel people who have prevented Vedas and Yagnas ,
Caused misery to Brahmins and caused problems to all devas continuously ,
Would they not do harm to us, would they ever do good to us?”
6438.”If now we Join Vibheeshana to our side , shall I tell about the ills,
That may come due to it . The coming of this Vibheeshana,
Is similar to the coming of golden deer when you were with Sita in the forest.” said he.
6439. Rama then asked Neela who knew about conclusions of many great books,
Who had learned about many great books from those who have learned it well ,
And who was the commander of monkey army for his opinion and then Neela told.
6440.”Oh Lord who has learned innumerable books , hearing it from others,
There are many reasons why the help of an enemy is accepted,
And I would tell you all of them .Please hear them with desire,
Without thinking that they are after all told by a monkey.”
6441. “My idea is that we have to give protection and accept help ,
In a war which is carried out to avenge those who killed our relatives ,
And to those who have come as simple people not able to do anything,
And to those who have become enemies due to the ability of ladies,
And to those who have lost great wealth to their enemies.”
6442.Those who have great attachment to country, language and clan,
And to those who get defeated in war and retreated from there in ignomy,
And to those who lost their wealth due to direct close clan members,
And to those who have killed the close relatives of others , protection can be given.”
6443.If those who are friends of those imprisoned by the order
Of neighboring king and the sons our daughters who have ,
Joined along with the enemies , come to join us ,
They can be accepted for protection and joined with us.”
6444.”Those who are not simple and come and join us ,
With their own free will and Those who are so strong ,
That they scare others would later cause trouble to us ,
And so let us examine what category Vibheeshana belongs to.”
6445.”If we examine the time at which Vibheeshana has come to join us ,
Or if we examine this based on the books that we have learned ,
Is it possible to take a decision based only on his good conduct ,
Of this one who has quarreled with his brother and has come here” Said that commander.
6446. The other councilors in the monkey army , because they were ,
Observing truth ,who had faultless knowledge of books,
And who had great love towards Rama , gave a faultless ,
And unified opinion that it was wrong to join Vibheeshana with them,
After thinking and said that it was their final opinion.
6447.That Rama who was greater knowledge than knowledge said,
To Hanuman “All people are of same opinion regarding the ,
Non acceptance of Vibheeshana And Of Hanuman who has wealth of knowledge ,
Please tell me your opinion regarding this,” And looked specially at Hanuman ,
Who is firmly established in good conduct and had matchless knowledge,
6448. “Even if those who surrender to us are ignorant , if you properly think,
It is only proper for people like you to treat them well” started Hanuman,
Who had hidden his mouth by his hand and who has pointed and vast intelligence.
6449.’Oh very knowledgeable one , All those people here who can talk after great thought,
Are of the uniform opinion that we should not accept him ,
And they who are sterling character have told this after great thought ,
Is there any need for me also to tell about my opinion?”
6450.”Oh Lord who is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu with a wheel,
Because these people with pure mind have told it boldly , it should be good,
And their opinion should be faultless as well as pure , but I will tell,
A different opinion ,I would never consider Vibheeshana who has come here as an evil one,
And for that I have to tell here , some of the reasons.”
6451.”Oh Lord who wears the flower garland frequented by bees , the shining face ,
Of a cheat can be well recognized immediately , as soon as we see it ,
If they have evil within them could they be able to hide it?
Would enemies like to be demeaned by asking for our protection?”
6452. “Even before a person talks about what is in his mind , their faces ,
Would slowly tell about it for the result of evil in a person ,
Is like the pit of darkness of ignorance and not face shining with wisdom.”
6453.”Hearing about the death of Vali , Sugreeva getting the kingship,
Your great ability in use of the bent bow and its greatness and power
This Vibheeshana wants to attain salvation with clear wisdom,
With your help and he has come here for that.”
6453.”Knowing that the ruling of kingdom by Rakshasas who wear great anklets ,
Which was not according to the tenets as told by great people ,
Would not be stable and hearing about your mercy and truth,
Which made you give the earth surrounded by the sea to your brother,
Vibheeshana developed a great liking to your observation of truth .”
6454.”If they say that the time of his arrival here is not proper ,
Having known that your power is greater than enmity of Vali ,
And having realized that the same thing will happen to kings of Lanka ,
He concluded that the time for their destruction has come ,
He decided to come away from Ravana and Kumbhakarna who were his support.”
6455.”The Rakshasas who are sinners are experts in doing acts of illusion,
And if people like Vibheeshana who know about it and who are great ,
Join on our side , then we can achieve the praiseworthy victory.”
6457.” Thinking that It is very difficult to know the evil in their minds ,
And thinking they would destroy all of us and talking about it ,
Does not appear to be act of wisdom as they are not thinking wisely,
Is it proper to think like this about people who came to seek our protection?”
6458.”When I was standing before the council of Ravana and he said,
“Kill him” , it was he who told him that it was silly to kill messengers ,
And due to that they would get bad name and also,
We would not be able to win in the future war and stopped him from killing me.”
6459. He said, “Though the act of killing helpless women,
And killing non valorous ignorant people would bring our destruction,
Were done by us , killing of messengers is not clean act”,
And he also told several reasons why it should not be done.
6460.”Oh Lord who has the power to rule , when I went to the palace ,
Of Vibheeshana at night , when I was wandering all over Lanka ,
I could only see more of good omens and besides ,
I also came to know of many other aspects.”
6461. “ I did not see in the home of Vibheeshana the serving of alcohol,
Which is found fault by great people and that of meat products ,
Which has been got by evil acts and it was looking like homes of Brahmins ,
Where charity , salutations and other acts which are according to Dharma ,
AS well as worship of Gods and acts of good behavior were being done .”
6462.”Trijata who is the matchless daughter of this Vibheeshana sweetly told ,
My goddess lady Sita that “Oh lady with crescent like forehead this Ravana,
Has got a curse from Lord Brahma sitting on the lotus flower that ,
“If that evil Ravana touches you then the God of death,
Would come in search of him “ and consoled her.
6463. “Thinking that the great boons that Ravana has got , the evil qualities born with him,
And others like wealth and kingship would be soon destroyed by the arrows ,
Which are sent from your great bow , Vibheeshana has come speedily to get your protection.
If we examine the great boons that he has got , the cuture of mercy which he desired and got,
And his wisdom ,there is no greater Rakshasas than him who is an expert in war with swords.
Are there any body else who has the good culture that he has any where else?”
6464.”Oh victorious king , You have earlier stood by the devas, Asuras ,
The trinity who are greater than the devas for completing the tasks,
Which were impossible for them to complete and completed it with success .
Being such a person is it proper for you to ask Vibheeshana , who has,
Sought your protection in time of danger , because others suspect him,
And would it not be like the huge ocean refusing to entertain small amount of well water .”
6465.”If we do not accept this Vibheeshana thinking that these people ,
Who belong to our enemies may not be useful to us ,and if this,
Comes under the attention of wise people would they not laugh?
Due to affection towards the people of our clan and father , mother,
And siblings who are suitable to our faith would become our enemies,
If they desire to get a thing which would cause them progress>”
6466Then Hanuman who had learned all the arts which cannot be ,
Estimated even by Brahma who likes arts , from Sun God standing before him,
Who has crossed the ocean with cool water , who has achieved ,
Victory over the enemy Rakshasa and who saved the world ,
Looked at Rama said, “So I think that the coming of Vibheeshana,
Is good for us but I do not know the intentions of your mind,
Which are like the books of Vedas to me.”
6467. Rama after hearing the nectar like words of Hanuman enjoyed its sweetness,
And said, “Oh very wise one good, good ,The words spoken by Hanuman ,
Are much greater than those suggested by others and you would understand it later.”
And then Lord Rama started telling and others heard what he told .
6468.”If we think properly the time at which Vibheeshana came is very proper,
And the big attachment he has is towards his country . There is no limit ,
To his wisdom and he does not fall short of doing great penance ,
And these are proved by his desire to join with us .”
6469.”What else needs to be told now? The council given by Hanuman ,
After proper thought is the most proper one. If we have to protect Vibheeshana,
AS what Hanuman told is right , whether we win or get defeated and lose everything,
Is there any option to us other than accepting one who surrenders to us.?”
6470.”Once a man comes saying I”I surrender “ how can we say no?
Even if he had come after killing my mother and father ,can we say no,
And though he who comes near to us and shows that he loves us ,
Can we think that , he is likely to change and not accept him ?
When we accept him we will get fame and not bad name?”
6471.”Is there a single day when people have forgotten the greatness,
Of Emperor Sibi who went and sat in the balance for sake of a dove?
Much more than the days following the day when I do not accept the surrender of a person,
The days when I happen to die , if I accept his surrender,
And he happens to deceive and kill me would be great and be remembered.”
6472.”Have you not heard of Lord Shiva who came saying ‘I am giving my protection,
When the devas , who churned the ocean of milk with tides , got scared and moved away ,
When the poison appeared there , by eating it away.?If we do not help those ,
Who are greatly suffering by disappointment , if we are not giving ,
Whatever we have to those who come asking for it and if we do not ,
Show mercy on those who come seeking protection ,
What is the use of Dharma? What is the use of our masculinity?”
6473.”The fact mentioned in the Vedas that when a silly hunter had already caught ,
The female bird and was hunting for its mate , that male bird provided him heat ,
By lighting the fire in that cool winter and later noticing his great hunger,
It fell in that fire and offered his own body as food to him and attained salvation .
Is it not greater than that Vedas itself?”
6474.”When one elephant was caught by an angry crocodile in the lotus pond ,
And when in the fight between them the elephant got tired and waile,
“Oh primeval God , I have surrendered to you “ and on that day,
Lord Vishnu , whose end could not be even seen by the Vedas ,
Came to the elephant , killed the crocodile and destroyed ,
The sorrow of the elephant . Can this be forgotten even by,
The Devotees whose memory happens to be poor.”
6475.”When the primeval God Vishnu who created all the beings of all the worlds .
And is looking after them and though he himself is all the Dharma and results of the Dharma,
Protects sweetly all those who surrender to him and also grants them salvation.
Is there any other proof needed , for the necessity of protecting , those who surrender to us?”
6476.”To protect the devas from the poison that came out , Lord Shiva , who holds,
The lustrous axe in his hand swallowed that poison and retained it on his throat ,
And when the Brahmin Markandeya who was about to die, surrendered to him
He killed the very angry God of death who came to take away his soul .
And made that boy always sixteen years old , Is there anything greater than this?”
6477.”When Sita cried “who will protect me from this Asura?” Jatayu said
“I would be your protection oh lady who is like Vanchi creeper” and he was later killed ,
BY Ravana with a complicated mind by being cut by his sword,
When he tried to go close to that Asura and fight and attained divine death .
Would this be improper only for me to do?”
6478.”Those base persons who do not consider the soul of a person , who comes and tells them,
That for getting himself saved , he has surrendered to him , as his own and protects him,
Those who without any interest forgets the help rendered by a person to him ,
And one who considers as false the following of true dharma based on Vedic knowledge ,
Would all fall in the cruel hell from which they can never return.”
6479.”The penance that I have taken to kill the ignorant Ravana who ill treated the Devas,
Which I have taken of my own accord is not limited only to free Sita?
When the Brahmins came and surrendered to me , I had given my word,
To do that and how can I go against the word given by me ?”
6480.“It does not matter whether the task that we have undertaken is complete,
Or incomplete but , if we examine properly the proper duties of those who show mercy,
There is nothing greater for me to do than protecting one who has surrendered to me .
In this world there are very many kings who have sacrificed their life to protect the people.”
6481.”As he has said “I surrender “ , our duty is to offer him our protection ,
But due to your affection to me you told me that there is no necessity for that,
.There is nothing more to think about it . Oh Sugreeva , the son of Sun God,
You yourselves go and bring that faultless Vibheeshana to me.”
6482. Sugreeva after all his doubts have been removed , got a clear mind ,
Similar to the mind of Rama , the lord of all the Gods and said ,
“If Vibheeshana agrees to join with us , I would bring him here with great speed,”
And went with great haste to the place of Vibheeshana who was,
The personification of all that is true.”
6483.Dhayitha the brother od Dwivitha seeing the coming of Sugreeva, the monkey king ,
Told Vibheeshana that , “Rama has requested that you should be brought before him,
And for that purpose , Sugreeva, who is the son of Sun God and who has ,
Two mountain like shoulders is coming here.” And Vibheeshana , who was not sure ,
Whether Rama would accept him , went before Sugreeva and met him.”
6484.Though two people move vey closely for a long time , if their mind is not clean,
They would not join together but the pure ones as soon as they meet would become united,
And those two were speedily coming to meet each other, like day and night of the same day,
They hugged each other with their pillar like shoulders.”
6485 After hugging when they both were standing , Sugreeva told Vibheeshana ,
“Lord Rama with lotus like eyes , as per the practice of the great clan of Sun God,
With great joy in his mind , has offered you limitless protection and so ,
Speedily come and salute the divine feet of that Lord.”.
6486.Even before the words told by Sugreeva who was like a male lion ,
Reached his ears , the eyes of Vibheeshana who was of the colour of darkness at night ,
Started shedding tears like a rain fall and like his mind , his body also cooled down,
And due to the ebbing joy radiating from his mind , his hairs stood erect.
6487. Has Rama really welcomed me who is the brother of the cruel one and cheat Ravana
Who made Sita whose tender feet became red when her friends told her that her feet should be painted red, separated from him? Has he agreed to to provide protection to me.
I who am like a dog due to the grace of my lord has been become great,
Like the poison swallowed by Shiva with a low matted hair becoming famous?”
6488.”Ravana whose mind is filled with passion , did not agree to my words,
And now will not the Sun God who travels in a chariot with one wheel go above Lanka?
If this is the stable thought that has come out from the mind of Rama ,
If this is the mercy that he is showing me , Would the Asuras stay alive? I am crushed.”
6489.”The great people of mercy who have a very pure mind , even if,
Others do to them great acts of misery ,would they change from their own goodness?
Like the ocean when it was churned by using a huge black mountain
Making fire sparks to come out of it giving nectar to the Devas.
6490.” Rama who is the helper of the sages who have adopted penance as their Dharma,
Considering me as some one related to him , has given me refuge and support ,
And due to that though I belong to the Asura clan which is not wise and ,
Does not do any act of Dharma , have not become belonging to a elevated higher birth,
And due to that I have also escaped from going to hell.”
6491.Sugreeva , the son of Sun God whose attitude has been changed by the words of Rama,
Looked at Vibheeshana and told, “Does not Rama who is an expert in differentiating between,
Good and bad , treat those who surrender to him better than his own soul?
And that faultless lord has great wish to see you
And so scholar , we will go there without wasting any more time with great speed.
6492.Similar to a mountain touching the clouds and the Mery mountain going ,
Followed by various other mountains going with very great speed , those two ,
Who has done great luck to surrender at the feet of Rama reached the place of Rama,
Who with one arrow has burnt seven trees which were standing in a circle.
6493.Surrounded by the monkey heroes , with his younger brother guarding him ,
The son of the Lord of all the land surrounded by four oceans , Rama was standing ,
Similar To Lord Vishnu who is surrounded by ocean of milk ,
With Meru mountain by his side , like a black ocean full of lotus flowers.
6494. In the middle of the monkey army who were capable of picking up the world ,
By their hands and tossing it up Rama was looking like Lord Vishnu , who was resting ,
In the ocean of milk with very cool tides which was all over nothing but white ,
Surrounded by the saluting Devas , who had got up after sleep.”
6495. He saluted Rama who was like the eye balls of lady Sita with a lustrous forehead,
Sitting in the sandy place which was curved like the pretty eye brows of lady Sita
And which was like spread out pretty pearls which were suitable for wearing
And which was white and long showing his own black colour.
6496.He saluted Rama who did not wear a garland of pearls which was looking like,
The coming of water rich clouds of the rainy season with its rainbow removed,
And who had pretty shoulders from which the gem studded armlets have been removed,
Looking like the Mandhara mountain which was used to churn the ocean
From which Vasuki which has been used as rope has been removed.
6497, He saluted Rama who had a face like the full moon with all its crescents,
Which was showering rays of mercy similar to the moon light from moon,
And who had matted hair which was kept as per the orders of his step mother ,
After he had given the gem studded crown given by his father to his younger brother.
6498.Vibheeshana after seeing the greatly valorous hero Rama , with hair,
Standing erect all over his body , With tears flowing freely from his eyes,
And with his mind melting in emotion thought “This one is with pretty eyes,
Looking like a black mountain and that is not so he looks like,
The black cloud bearing lotus flowers and even if that is not right ,
Is he lord Vishnu who is fully dripping with grace ,
Or is he that god of Dharma , who happens to be black.” Said he with wonder.
6499.He became extremely happy thinking that his elder brother Ravana helped him,
Fall at the divine feet of Rama who is the father of Lord Brahma ,and who is the elder brother ,
Of Bharata who had the greatest wealth of wearing the sandals of this great one
Not bothered to wear the gem studded crown , so that he can get himself,
Completely rid of the disease of birth death cycle which appears like a fire fly..
6500.”That Rama who cures the incurable disease of the birth cycle even among,
The very great people who have done great penance was ready to kill all the asuras ,
By sending very sharp pointed arrows at them . What can be told about his readiness?
And all those Asuras who were to be killed by Rama had done great penance “ thought he.
6501, Vibheeshana thinking like that , lifted both his hands above his head wearing ,
A lustrous crown at Rama who looks with love and mercy on others,
Melting even the stones and trees and whenever he looked at him with kindness ,
Fell on the earth and saluted him and again fell at the divine feet,
Of that Rama who is like the ocean in giving all boons to his devotees.
6502. With his face showing the conviction that his Asura birth is over ,
With tears flowing from his eyes , Vibheeshana fell on the earth to salute Rama,
And that Rama saw him with his eyes full of mercy and said, “Get up
And please sit down” and offered him a seat by his flower like hands.
6503.Rama who had the wheel of rule looked at Vibheeshana and grace ,
Ebbing out from his mind ,and told, “As long as the fourteen worlds and ,
My name exists , the wealth of kingship of Lanka which is in the middle of the sea,
Where Asuras with shining teeth live would be yours. I have given it to you.”
6504.AS soon as Rama told these words all the movable and non movable,
Beings of the worlds separately shouted that they have got good life ,
And we do not know whether they did it seeing the divine grace of Rama ,
Or because they thought of the Dharma of Vibheeshana who surrendered to Rama.
6505,When Vibheeshana said , I have been saved” and due to his good fate saluted Rama ,
The very pretty Rama looked with grace at Vibheeshana with a very black body and said,
“Oh Lakshmana who never sleeps , please crown this Vibheeshana who has surrendered to us,
And became our great friend and also one who has faultless fame.”
6506.Vibheeshana who had the ability to know good things that are to happen ,
Looked at Rama and said, “Oh Lord , You have given me the very famous wealth ,
Which never gets destroyed but since I was born as a brother of the evil Ravana ,
Please make me wear your feet as the crown, by which you had,
Already crowned Bharata so that ,my duty due to birth is cut off.”
6507.”Along with Guha we became five brothers earlier and after that ,
Along with Sugreeva who was the son of Sun God who goes round Meru,
Mountain, we became six .Oh Vibheeshana who came here ,
With heart full of love to us , along with you now we are seven brothers,
My father giving the life in a forest where others cannot enter
Has become your father too and is shining with his sons.”
6508.”Oh Lord , What is there for me to tell in the middle , I who has,
Been born like a dog , along with your brothers you have made me your brother too,
And I have become the best of your slaves’ saying this ,
With doubt and fear removed from him he wore the crown,
Which was touched by the divine feet of Rama, on his head.”
6509.After wearing the sandals of Rama on his head he stood like a mountain ,
Which had red coloured Sun at his top and he was the king of all Rakshasa clan
Rama and Lakshmana were overjoyed by seeing him and all people there were happy,
And all the matchless Devas greeted him and showered flowers on him.
6510.The seven oceans , earth and heaven made tumultuous sound ,
The drums tide by hide gave out an auspicious and divine sound,
The devas rained gold coins, the soft scented powders covered the sky,
And great sound of tumultuousness arose at that place.
6511.Lord Brahma who was sitting on the well grown lotus flower thought that,
Due to Sita who spoke nectar like words my clan had gone down by slipping out of Dharma,
And today it has again risen up and became happy and the God of Dharma,
Created great sound by telling “From today the evil wealth of Ravana has come to an end.”
6512.When things were happening like this ,Rama looked at Lakshmana and told,
“Oh stable prince , go along with Vibheeshana and walk around the army camp,
Of the monkey army so that Vibheeshana understands the extent of wealth he has got.”
6513,Lakshmana then made Vibheeshana of endless good qualities along with ,
The crown of sandals on his head on a plane made by sandal wood and made ,
The monkey warriors carry that plane telling “Vibheeshana has today got,
Wealth equal to Indra and Lakshmana and Vibheeshana ,
Who were heroes with broad shoulders went round the army camp.
6514.Lord Brahma who searched for the divine feet of Rama which is difficult to see,
Even for the sages seeing them when Lord Vishnu assumed the form of Trivikrama ,
Gave a ceremonial anointing of those feet with pure water so that,
Those who dip in it lose their five types of sins and became devas of heaven,
Who can tell about the greatness of those who carry the divine feet on their head?
6515.All the great ones of the world seeing the greatness of Vibheeshana ,
Consisting of Sages, devas , greatly wise people , Those who live with devotion,
Those who completed Yagnas and all those of very great penance , till to day say,
“Who else have got the great luck of Vibheeshana who had lustrous white teeth?”and became surprised.
Chapter on questioning about city of Lanka.
(Rama when alone starts sorrowing over the fate of Sita. His monkey fiends console him.Rama calls Vibheeshana and enquires from him the military strength of Lanka. Vibheeshana gives detailed information IN Valmiki Ramayana Ravana tries to influence Vibheeshana by sending spies. This is not there in Kamba Ramayanam. Vibheeshana does not give this detailed info on Lanka in Valmiki Ramayana. Vibheeshana also informs in detail about exploit of Hanuman in Lanka in Kamba Ramayanam. This is not there in Valmiki Ramayanam.)
6516, After Vibheeshana went round the army camp and came back,
And saluted the divine feet of Rama , he was provided with a limit less,
Place to stay in that camp and sent back and after that,
The Sun God thinking that its rays are hot , reduced its rays and set.
6517.After doing his salutations to the dawn, Rama became greatly depressed and,
Breathed heavily and the God of love with his arrows of flower ,
Started staying there and the dusk with the colour of fire ,
Came and the sky became very dark .
6518. The strong darkness which had hidden itself during the day time ,
Scared of the sun occupied the entire world just like the black ocean
And just like freshly opened flowers crowding all over the lake ,
The stars started crowding the sky.
6519.Rama the expert archer who was becoming sad thinking about ,
Sita who made her hair up in various ways , as soon as he saw night ,
Thought that the sky with its stars was like a jasmine garden.
6520.That moon then came up holding the light which was its sword,
Saying that today I will win over the husband of Sita ,
Who by her matchless face , made me go down and became victorious .
6521.That moon threw the net called the white coloured moon light
Throughout the world , telling that,
Even if she hides herself without being visible to his eyes
And if her colour is somewhere I would catch her now itself.
6522.The black ocean coming with tumultuousness . waving its big tides,
Which were looking like its hands said, “This Rama has stolen my black colour
And with the help of the monkeys wants to build a bund over me ,
But now he has coming within my reach” and came up.
6523. The very old ocean , which produces very huge sound ,whose body has aged
Over several eons was looking as if Its outer skin has been removed and
The moon light spread in between the sand dunes as if milk is being poured.
6524.With teeth like the scented jasmine buds , with its body,
Having black lines made by the bees , with red eye which was like honey,
The breeze called tiger which likes to wander ,
Came out of the mountain cave breathing heavily .
6525.On the chest of Rama who using his arrows pierced the chest of Vali,
Who had earlier churned the ocean of milk by his bare hand as well as pierce,
The seven tall and curved trees was hit by the arrows of God of love ,
And it was also hit by the swords called moon light.
6526.Rama saw his own body , thought of her who was like his sweet soul,
Thought about sufferings she has undergone and could not think about any other thing,
He saw the ocean which was in front of him , saw the island on which Ravana ,
Who abducted her lived and then saw the bow that was in his hand.
6527.Rama then thought about the great culture of Sita who over hips,
Wore pretty ornaments with great workmanship and due to increase ,
Of his love sickness he had a mind which was affected by lunacy,
And could he forget the divine mouth of Sita filled with beauty ,
Which was made of the red beads as well as pearls?
6528.At that time , Sugreeva the son of Sun God looked at Rama and told,
“What is the need of this thought as well as depression , for you are one,
Who can think about the jobs that need to be done and who can complete it.
Why are you not thinking along with Vibheeshana who has come seeking us ,
And plan about our future acts which would do good to us ?”
6529.Then Rama regained his balance and after consoling himself,
Said to the monkey soldiers , “Please bring the good and wise Vibheeshana here,”
And they reached Vibheeshana and requested him to come and meet Rama ,
And he who has left evil acts and does only good acts , came to the place of Rama.,
6530.”Oh person with good character , please tell me about the security of Lanka,
Which is surrounded by the ocean , about the hero Rakshasas who wear heroic anklets there,
And about the size of the Lanka army wearing garland of victory.” asked Rama to Vibheeshana.
6531.Vibheeshana stood up to answer those questions and Rama asked ,
That very wise one to take his seat and he started answering ,
The many faultless questions that were asked by Rama ,
With great culture and with hands held in salutation above his head,
So that these matters could be understood by Rama clearly.
6532.”The father of Hanuman, the wind God thinking of completely disturbing,
The very stable northern Meru mountain which was golden , broke ,
Three of its peaks and put them in the ocean that was full of water.
6533.”Of Rama who has good life ahead of him , the compound wall ,
Built around city of Lanka is seven hundred Yojanas broad ,
And hundred Yojanas deep and looks like something ,
Which surrounds the entire world and is so tall ,
That it is not reachable to the Sun and the moon.”
6534.”If we start thinking about the treacherous works on that wall ,
The greatness of its machines , the great wall with its great security ,
Our life span may not be sufficient to do it. What is the point ,
In telling many things? The black sea round it , is its moat,
Which can be verified by you yourself.”
6535. “In the lustrous northern gate of the city , those who guard it ,
Are all of great strength and would not retreat for any thing and they,
Are fourteen crore people, they say.How can we say that they are ,
Similar to the god of death at deluge? They are all as great as Lord Shiva travelling on a bull.
6536” Those cruel people who guard its western gate have some greatnesses,
They are two crore more than the number of people in the northern gate ,
And if they see with their eyes slightly folded They would even,
Eat away the God of death along with his blood and soul.”
6537. “The bad people who guard the southern gate are od sixteen crores,
They all have huge bodies like the mountain, how can I describe their cruel acts?
For they are capable of defeating the God of death and changing his rule.”
6538. “Those debased people who guard the eastern gate are also sixteen crores,
In number and have the strength to lift the mountain like Elephants of directions,
Which have huge tusks , catching their legs and dashing them against the wild land , and killing them.”
6539.”Those cruel people do not sleep and guard the city thinking that ,
The Devas may attack them and their size is said to be thirty two crores,
And they also hide their real forms and wander about in a different form.”
6540. Behind and the front of that long compound wall which is clearly visible,
There are other soldiers who never sleep and since they eat only wind,
They rotate like a kite in search of that wind and they say they are hundred crores in number.”
6541. There are three such compound walls which are guarded like this,
Is it necessary to tell about the matchless greatness of those walls.
And that true and great city of Lanka is guarded by,
Ninety crores of ruthless and evil people.
6542.”The people who were honoured by Ravana and who have got great wealth by him,
And those who are against Dharma , those who have limitless strength ,
And those who would not disobey Ravana ’s orders ,
If enemies come to fight with him would number to sixteen crores.”
6543. “There are security staff there with very angry eyes , seeing which,
We would say, “This is not poison but eyes”, who believe that blinking their eyes,
Is not their job , who stand at the door of the Palace of Ravana ,
Which are like the Meru mountain of the north who walk ,
Around it clock wise and anti clock wise and they are sixty four crores in number.”
6544. “Apart from this in that very broad palace of Ravana , in the courtyard,
Where the bell for complaint has been tied there are large number of security staff.
If their nature has to be described they are capable of lifting all the worlds .
By using their arms and are having more power than a mountain.,
And such people would number a crore of crores.
6545.”The number of chariots in the army of Ravana is ten thousand padmams ,
The number black mountain like elephants with red dot in their face are double that,
The horses with very strong legs which carry people are double of even that,
The camel army is double that of the horse army wearing garlands.”
6546. “Oh Lord who has the wheel of ruling , what is the point in repeatedly,
Telling about all these by a ghost like me ? If we start destroying huge army that Ravana,
Has assembled in the world , it would continue till the end of the world ,
And still his army will be remaining ,.Its number is one thousand Vellam.”
6547.”This is the security of Lanka and this is number of their army .
The sword that Ravana takes on his right hand belongs to Ravana
Who had pretty shoulders wearing garland of victory and has been given,
To him by lord Shiva and his brothers have indestructible strength ,
And have obtained several type of boons due to the penance that they did.”
6548.”He has an Asura chief called Akambha who has done great penance for several eons,
Who does not have any other pleasure except going for war , who had received great boons,
Who owns a huge army , who is like Lord Narasimha without nails and teeth ,
And he is capable of drinking the entire water of the ocean with tides.
6549.”He has another Asura chief called Nikumbha who has a nine crore army ,
Consisting of horses, elephants, and chariots which can go over the mountains ,
And an angry army who are experts in bow and he drives on the sky ,
And has achieved great victory over the fire God who came travelling on a fierce goat .”
6550.”There is also Kumba who has an army numbering ten crore consisting,
Of chariots, horses , elephants , who won in war Sidhas who live in the golden heaven ,
And imprisoned them and who is more cruel that Sun at deluge.
6551. “There is also a valorous soldier called Mahendra , who is capable of cheating illusion,
Who is capable of making his own mother worried , who has chariot army of ten crores ,
Drawn by ghosts , Yalis , Elephants as well as donkeys.”
6552. “There is a cruel Asura called Yajna Shatru who is the chief of twenty crores ,
Of Asuras living on the mountain , who is an expert in eating away people by his teeth,
Making the saying, those who live today may not be there today”, true ,
And who has won over Devas in battle several times.”
6553,”There is another Asura wearing an anklet called Surya Shatru who can eat away,
All the people in the earth as we’ll as in the heaven within a day ,
Who had an army greatly lustrous weapons which numbers to eight crores,
And who had fearsome eyes which were burning like fire .”
6554.There is another Asura called Maha Paksha who is chief of a powerful army ,
Of fourteen crores of Asuras , who is stronger than the mountain, and whom devas ,
Able sages , Brahma and the other trinity are scared to talk face to face and only talk from the sides .
6555. “There is also an Asura called Vajradantha who is an enemy who can even face ,
The God of death , Who chas the strength to win over Lord Shiva who has a trident ,
Who has a burning face with anger resembling the sun above us ,
And who is the chief of an army consisting of eight crore Asuras.”
6556. “There is an Asura called Pisascha who has an army of ten crores soldiers ,
Who never tremble before their enemies, Who has never been defeated in war,
Who has the strength which except him no one possesses and who in a cruel battle,
Fought according to his wish crushed and uprooted an an army of Yakshas,
Ground them by his hand and smelled them and who is mad to fight in battle.
6557.”There is an Asura caller Dunmukha who has a big army of fourteen crores,
Consisting of chariots with wheels , elephants , horsers , archers and foot soldiers,
Who can dig the earth and churn it , who talks with fire sparks emit from his mouth,
And who has completely left off doing acts of Dharma.”
6558. “There is an Asura called Virupaksha who is the king of the ten crore
Army of garlanded spear army which live in islands in the middle of the ocean,
Who waged a war with Vinjayars who were experts in war with swords ,
And made their fame get reduced and who blinks giving out fire sparks.”
6559.”There is another Asura called Dhoomraksha , who has won over the devas ,
And drove them out , who is chief of one Padma army with garlanded flags ,
Who if some one tells it is a corpse of a soldier and another tells that,
It is time to take it to burial ground , prevents them from doing it but eats it.”
6560. “Oh lord with greatness , the matha who was an expert in warfare,
And another Matha who can churn an army were both famous as ,
The Mandara mountain put by the devas in ocean of milk and have ,
A very huge navy and there are none who are as powerful as they are ,
And due to them all the worlds that exist in this world would get confused.”
6561. “These very efficient ones stand greatly in support of Ravana and ,
Are great experts in war fare and now I would tell you how many thousands they are.
There is Prahastha who is mad after war who has double the army of all those,
Whom I have described earlier and he only thinks after he starts action.”
6562.”This Prahastha is the guard of Ravana ‘s army and he is the one who ,
Sent several times hot arrows like rain, making Indra’s elephant in rut on which Sindhoora,
Is applied totter and cross the seven seas in fear and made all the devas ,
Leave their homes , run away and wander all over the place.”
6563.”There is then Kumbhakarna , who is the brother of Ravana who had ,
Earlier destroyed the Devas completely , who by his two hands , took away,
The four tusks of Iravatha which were looking like four crescents of moon
And wandered all over Similar to the red golden Meru mountain getting rut.”
6564.”Then there is Indrajit the son of Ravana who had imprisoned the great planets,
Sun and mon in a cruel prison , who has anger like raging fire , and after he tied,
Indra and put him in prison, those scars are there on his hands and legs even today on Indra.”
6565. “Then there is Athikaya who is the brother of Indrajit who did not get that name,
Because there was no Indra to be again put in prison, who is one who destroys,
The God of Dharma who kills those ,who go against Dharma , who does sinful acts,
Without bothering about it in his mind and has a completely strong bow.”
6566.”There are also other great sons of the great Ravana called Devanthaka , Naranthaka ,
And Trisiras Whom the world thinks that fighting with them trinity of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma ,
Who are the greatest gods would get defeated and also lose their greatness .”
6567. “This is the strength of the assistants , brother and sons of Ravana,
And now I would tell you about the ability of Ravana , as much as I know ,
He is the son of sage Visravas who is the son of Lord Brahma and ,
Has become great due to the boons given by Brahma and the three eyed Shiva.”
6568”.Lord Shiva who wears a hide of tiger with dots , who has with him.
All the five elements which no one tells as insignificant and things ,
Which came to being by their interaction along with Goddess Uma,
Were staying on the top of a silvery Kailas mountain ,
And Ravana uprooted that mountain and lifted it so that it touches the sky.”
6569”.He is so strong that on his very wide shoulders he pressed ,
The eight elephants which lift the broad earth on the eight directions ,
And broke their tusks with which they wanted to pierce his chest ,
And made three crores thirty three devas run away trembling.”
6570.”Ravana destroyed the asuras called Kalakeya along with their clan,
And broke their head with gem studded crown and after that ,
AS soon as some one tells “king of Lanka “ the foetus inside,
Pregnant Asura ladies, would get startled as if they heard a thunder.”
6571”.Lord Khubera who was hiding in his town Alakapuri , which had,
Ponds in which cranes used to play , lost his great wealth along with Goddess Lakshmi,
To Ravana and lost his respect , his plane and his great city ,
And ran away like a herd of deer seeing a lion and was shattered.”
6572.”Yama the lord of south thinking that the ten faced death causing Ravana ,
Would come to take away his soul also ran away showing his back thinking ,
That he would be wounded on his back escaped, lost his post,
And is spending his days thinking about his last days.”
6573. “ Let alone the Lord Surya who rises in the east so that the darkness goes away,
But even Aruna who sits as charioteer in front of him has not seen the city of Lanka,
And though Varuna was able in the use of his rope , in the war with Ravana ,
His rope was not snatched away from him and with fear he saved himself,
By hiding in the ocean with large number of sharks.”
6874.”Though the mountain called Ravana is destroyed , I would definitely say ,
The valour of that great one cannot be destroyed by dashing against him,
And whether Ravana dies today or dies after a few more days ,
He would never attain his death except through your hands.”
6875.”Many large number of people lost their strength by the iron rod of Hanuman ,
Out side the arched gate of Asoka Vana and they were more in number,
Than the uncountable sand particles near the sea and the old city of Lanka,
Was completely destroyed by the fire started by Hanuman and ,
Due to his strength the people of Lanka suffered like herd of goats chased by a tiger,”
6576.Eighty thousand people belonging to my clan, and their chiefs the Kinkaras ,
Who were looking like huge mountains rose up to fight with Hanuman ,
And he using his strong hands , legs as well as tail tied and killed them,
Like the Asuras of the Tripuras, who were killed by Lord Shiva.”
6577.”Oh Lord , A captain called Jambumali came along with his ocean like army,
To fight with him in great anger and he sent thousand thousands arrows at Hanuman,
And Hanuman pressed him with his hand and tied him with his own bow ,
And like God of death sent him to the heavens occupied by Devas.”
6578.”There were five commander in chiefs of Ravana who had breached,
The security of land of Devas and had insulted them and they came ,
With their army which was like a black sea and along with their relatives ,
And they were speedily destroyed like the white ant coming under leg of an elephant.”
6579.”As soon as they made Hanuman angry the blood which flowed from their bodies,
The skin of their body accumulated like the sand dunes at the bank of the black sea,
And Akshaya came like a raging fire and after snatching his mountain like boe ,
Hanuman made him in to a paste by his leg and that has not still dried.”
6580. “Who can understand and tell you that the number of Asuras whose body,
Was torn in to pieces and lying in side the huge walls mentioned earlier is beyond count,
Are there any more valorous soldiers in Lanka? And the huge fire set ,
By this Hanuman to the city of Lanks was put out by the flow of blood from their bodies.”
6581.” If we say that Ravana who has a shining sword and who was the king of Lanka,
Along with the garlands he wore , with sandal paste that he had applied ,
Had to stay on the sky for seven days , is there a need to tell more,
About the burning of Trikuta mountain , separately?”
6582.”I told you about the story of Lanka belonging to Ravana who had great valour ,
AS well as about the walls surrounding it and also the greatness of Ravana ,
I also told you about what happened there due to the coming of Hanuman,
And Lord Brahma who lives on the lotus flower again constructed the city.”
6583.”Oh Rama with great fame , My coming and surrendering to you here ,
Is not because I heard about the killing of Kara and his soldiers ,
As well as Vali by your flaming arrows but due to my seeing the ,
Destruction of Lanka by Hanuman singly because he got your grace ,
And also seeing how he killed all the Asuras of Lanka and went back.”
6584.After hearing all that was told by Vibheeshana who had become his friend,
Rama whose shoulders have become thin due to the parting for several days with Sita,
Who had an eye like a sword and like a peacock whose luck has matured
Looked at his emissary Hanuman and told the following words.
6585.”Oh valorous one , You alone have finished off more than half the army,
That had been collected by Ravana in Lanka , you set fire to the city of Lanka ,
Is there anything left there for me to do? From the news told by Vibheeshana ,
I understand that you did not get her freed and bring her with you ,
Possibly with an intention that I should show my prowess with bow there.”
6586.”Oh Hanuman who has shoulders which appear to have been made by gold,
All the place are filed with the prowess shown by your shoulders .
WE would reach Lanka , fight some wars showing the prowess of our shoulders,
But will that war done along with a huge and capable army ,
Be considered as great as the war that you did alone ,What a great job,
Would we do , and what great fame would we earn?”
6587.”Oh Hanuman who is personification of blessed deeds, Along with my own strength,
Added with the strength of Ravana has made by you as yours and I have given you ,
The great status of Lord Brahma who created all the three worlds ,Receive it and become great.”
6588.As soon as Rama told this , Hanuman Got up and saluted Rama by falling down on earth,
Did not talk anything to shyness due to the great praise of Rama and that Hanuman,
Saluted him again . And all those monkeys who were standing there along with Sugreeva,
Felt the great joy equal to getting salvation , when they heard about Hanuman ‘s victory.
Chapter on requesting God Varuna or the way.
(On advice of Vibheeshana does seven days penance to seek help of Lord Varuna. He does not come.Rama gets angry. Sets fire to the ocean .Then he takes Brahmastra and was about to send it.Varuna comes apologizes and requests Rama to build a bridge.He also Requests Rama to kill a group of troublesome Asuras by the Brahmastra,. IN Valmiki Ramayana Lakshmana requests Rama not to use Brahmastra. There Brahastra converts the Maru desert in to a fertile plane)
6589. Rama asked Vibheeshana, “Oh very learned person , if this sea comes under our control,
Suppressing these three worlds and destroying it would not be difficult for our shoulders.
Please think about some method so that our great exuberant army ,
Can cross this blue cruel sea that is spread before us .”
6590.Vibheeshana replied , “this ocean has been dug by your forefathers and has spread ,
And that God of the ocean knows that you have left the form of God and has taken form of man,
And so with kindness it will give us boons and so find out how we can cross it ,
You surrender to this ocean with big waves and ask the way from it itself.”
6591Rama said , “The words of the king of Lanka are great “ and agreed to the proposal,
And then with his very close friends walking on both sides , that very strong Rama ,
Reached the beach and by that that time the horses drawing the chariot of the sun god,
Dragged his chariot up from the rising mountain and took it up in the sky .
6593.Praying for a way through the sea so that young lady Sita ,
Who had been imprisoned by Ravana could be freed , as per the advice of the Vedas,
The ocean of mercy Rama spread Durbha grass on the sea shore ,
And was lying on it facing the ocean after saluting as per rule God Varuna,
He was meditating on the Varuna Manthra.
6594.All the dust of the beach settled on Rama and his pretty face was caressed by the rays of the Sun, which were hot and faultless and Rama was lying down there with closed eyes,
And spending one day was like spending an eon and seven days passed by .
But Varuna the king of the ocean with ebbing tides did not come.
6595.Thinking that” we did not hear from the king of the sea who was very proud ,
Either yes or no ,” like fire appearing in the flowing water , due to great anger,
The lotus like eyes of Rama became red due to great rage.
6596.Becoming extremely sad thinking , “When I who am greatly sad due to losing my wife
Requested humbly Lord Varuna to give me a way , does Varuna hide from me,
To show his unwillingness “ With a breath that was like fire with long light ,
Bent his healthy high brows like a bow which is tied by a string.
6597.”If a person does not request any thing from any body , if such a one goes ,
And requests some thing from others, that one would not move away,
From inferior status, Today when I requested Lord Varuna,
For a way to go to Lanka he has refused, good, good,”
Said Rama with great anger with a laugh anger and laughed,
An angry loud laugh producing great fumes.
6598.”Possibly that Varuna who is the king of the ocean thought that,
I am holder of an inferior bow and due to my being one whose wife,
Has been abducted from me , he thought perhaps that I am a man,
Without proper valour and developing a bad opinion about me ,
Became one without any mercy on me ,” Rama told.
6599.”If we want to get a thing from another person, one method ,
Would be to protect him and get it from him and the other one,
Would be to wage a war , become victorious , drive him away ,
And then get it from him , and this has been a practice from olden times .
In spite of that I wanted to request Varuna and get it from him ,
Which is not suitable to my nature and so stealing the way would be better’
There is no point in talking further “Said Rama.
6600. “Let the devas see the my inferiority in standing here alone with a bow,
And without an army and the greatness of the ocean with fishes ,
Who considered me as useless because I left my home , lived in the forest ,
And became flabby by eating only vegetables and fruits ,
And developed a huge body and unnecessary flesh.”
6601,”Because of my begging Varuna being scared of evil , he thought that I am simple ,
And has not come and so I would make by using me arrow powder the seven oceans ,
Make the five elements come and salute me and cry so that they can live ,
And my monkey atmy without any fear would enter the sea and walk in the sea.’
6602,”The really wise people who has enjoyed the joy of salvation , if this come to this world,
And if those people had some specialties some one likesbut they would not like to,
Find out who they are and appreciate them due to their small form and even though small people ,
Possessed fire like valour they would not get scared of them because,
People who see an inferior form , would not try to understand their greatness.”
6603. When Lord Rama with slightly less control over his mind, looking like,
The angry Sun at time of deluge and who had face losing its normal luster,
Asked several times to his younger brother Lakshmana ,”Please give me the bow”,
Several times, Lakshmana also tortured by anger with eyes ,
Giving out flames of fire , Gave the bow to Lord Rama.
6604.After taking the cruel bow given by Lakshmana , Rama tied the quiver ,
Full of arrows on the right side of his mountain like shoulders ,
Wore the covering to his fingers , drew the string of the bow ,
And the sound that was produced , brought to an end ,
The love tiff that Uma the consort of Lord Shiva , with her lord.
6605.After selecting arrows which were sharp and considered as best ,
Which were more numerous than the rain drops and were the best ,
And which were like the rays of sun at deluge which would drink away,
All the sea water , Rama sendt those hort arrows towards the ocean.
6606.Bending his very strong bow which was greater than the seven mountains,
Of Lord Vishnu , like the crescent of moon during waxing period , sent arrows ,
Which were three times more powerful than the fire at deluge which burns away ,
All the movable and immovable beings , aimed at the ocean.
6607.Making the fish , serpent and sky touching mountains as fire wood,
And due to the burning of the trees by the fire on the sea , making ,
The water with foam of the sea as ghee , which was lit by fire like arrows of Rama ,
It appeared as if the pit called the Ocean has become an altar where fire is burning.
6608.The Arrows which were sent by that cruel bow of Rama , after filling,
All the seven oceans with smoke and appeared like the flame of fire ,
Which is seen as deluge and further travelled with great anger ,
And put out the darkness which was there beyond the horizon.
6609.Due to the arrows sent by Rama hitting the soul point of the whales,
They all fainted and these arrows also burnt the Karpaga trees in the sky,
And similar to fire and thunder falling the water of the sea went towards heaven,
6610.Due the fire with hot sparks which was burning greatly , burnt
The moving clouds in the sky and being fried, those clouds became a dust,
And started falling down and the sea water also went up and rose above,
The limits of the sea and the smoke rising from that went up ,
And dried the hair of the dancing girls of heaven who were dancing.
6611Because those straight arrows without any bent were hitting every chest
The sharks bled and died and the pieces from them were scattered everywhere,
And hit by those arrows the whales were also cut and their pieces spread everywhere.
6612 Due to hundred, thousand and crores of arrows entering the sea ,
The fire rose up throwing ash and burnt all the mountains and because ,
Those arrows went down and reached Patala and the bed of the sea ,
Became slushy , rose up and the the thousand heads of Adi Sesha were baked.
6613.Due to war efficient arrows of Rama burning with great flame,
Like the clan of one telling false witness getting completely destroyed,
The fishes started getting destroyed along with their clans and,
The row of palm fishes started wandering with arrow in their body.,
And were looking like long wooden ships travelling in the sea.
6614. The blood that flowed from the bodies of fishes hit by the arrows,
Mixing with the fire was looking like the sky at sun set and that measureless,
Sea due to the long arrows piercing it row by row burnt the fishes in to coal.
6615,Due to the sharp arrows sent by Rama who was the king of the world .
Drinking away water , the water in the sea dried leaving very little water there,
And that black sea with all its sides surrounded by fire ,
Which was difficult to be put out , the sea was like frying pan ,
In which the fishes were getting fried in the ghee.
6616, Due to countless cruel arrows going through their blood stained mouth ,
And due to that their drinking measureless amount of sea water ,
The huge heaps of lustrous gems that were lying in the sea bed
Were lying there unquenchable fire embers producing great heat ,
And was heating boiling the entire sea.
6617.Due to arrows drying away all water and the entire sea becoming dry,
The dead fishes , conches , vegetables and roots were seen lying ,
Here and there with their entire body being cooked well ,
And those which were lying on the slushy mud looked ,
As if they were fried deeply due to entire water becoming steam.
6618. Those hot shaking arrows hitting each other , fire was produced ,
And it started burning like a big bamboo forest and all the wishes got well cooked,
And all the other beings that were living in the ocean were hit by the arrows,
Shed lot of blood which mixed with the tides of ocean and lashed on the banks.
6619. Due to the cruel arrows sent by Rama piercing them , the boiling water of the sea,
Which rose up , the tall trees which were stable in the earth and also the mountains ,
Started burning as if they were anointed by oil.
6620.The arrows chosen by Rama who was the lord of all gods went faster than mind ,
Saying ‘This is the curse given by Lord Brahma “ and without deviating from its aim,
And due to that the very huge fire with burning flames rose up that sea,
Was having look of a pond with scented waters and fully opened red lotus flowers.
6621. “If we say properly would the angry outburst of great people not turn,
In to an event causing good?. WE have seen it personally now . Due to too much ,
Of salt in the water which does not reduce , we call it a salty ocean ,
But now that bad name has been removed by Rama and it would be called Arrow ocean.”
6622, After swallowing all big universe globes which are stacked one over the other ,
During the deluge, Lord Vishnu protects them and to him is it a great deed,
To dry the water of the ocean? The earth is eaten by the water ,
Which spreads everywhere and fire has the ability to eat away that water ,
And he had establish this fact as truth by his act .
6623. The great sages who were doing auspicious penance normally,
Live day and night in that ocean but their body was not scalded ,
BY these hot arrows because they always meditate on the divine feet,
Of the lord they were easily going about in the raging fire as if it is a stream of water .
6624.Due to huge smoke surrounding all the four directions ,
The horses which were drawing the chariot of Sun God ,
Lost their green colour and assumed black colour , lost theitr way,
And being perplexed were not able to proceed any further .
6625”.Though Rama knew about the pain of separation , behaving like ,
One who does not know and his arrows have searched ,
And killed our lady birds”, saying this all male birds jumped in fire and died.
6626. That black sea which keeps on moving impatiently , due to fire,
Spreading in all directions due to the arrows sent by Rama,
Was looking like a burning bamboo forest , is there a need to tell this?
And due to heavy smoke surrounding , the Devas who never blink their eyes ,
Started blinking and also they had sweat on their bodies.
6627.All those swans which got bad name as their gait was not comparable ,
To that of Sita who cannot even walk on the flower , due to there being,
No path without fire , flew on the sky in all directions and just like,
The fame of the sea god getting destroyed , they also were destroyed.
6628.All those water fowls which were living in the ocean ,
Which was spread everywhere , started going on the sky ,
But fell on the raging fire and got burnt ,
And the clouds which were not able to travel on the sky .
Were burnt by the fire all over became powdery and fell down.
66 29. Since the burning fire surrounded everywhere , those who died,
Falling on the fire died and those which did not die , not able to find,
Their eggs as the fire was everywhere went to some other safe place ,
And whenever they saw white pearls , they mistook them for their eggs.
6630.”Oh sinners , we thought that the great one called Rama was but a man,
And lacked the capacity to know his great prowess “ said some monkeys ,
Living in water , Showing their white teeth , and instead ,
Of surrounding the sea , they started jumping on the sky.
6631.The Avunas who had spear coated with blood and flesh ,
Who were habituated to do great evil and who were living ,
Hidden under the long sea lost their life due to heat of Rama’s arrows ,
And they were floating in the ocean like the mountains.
6632.Due to the fire emanating from arrows of Rama all those golden planes,
Flying in the sky melted and dropped down and they were looking,
Like the water pouring when the water pot breaks and ,
The rivers of the sky became completely dried up ,
And even the fishes of the sky(stars ) got baked.
6633.The arrows of Rama which had drunk all the water of the ocean,
Like Sage Agasthya were great , were able to grow fire ,
Were those who only go according to Dharma , Were having great penance ,
And because they were greatly enraged had several forms.
6634.Due to the fiercely burning in the tumultuous ocean with great tides,
The entire earth surrounded by ocean along with gardens started burning ,
Even the huge compound wall of Lanka was burnt and the Rakshasas there ,
Were telling “That emissary of Rama has again come to Lanka to torch it” and were jolted.
6635.The trikoota mountain which was as lustrous as the Sun , due to the fire,
Started melting like lac and due to blood also mixing with it ,
It was looking red like Murukka flowers and all the coral reefs,
Of the sea were also completely burnt and were similar to heap of charcoal.
6636. The big fishes which can be called the famous great mountains ,
Try to stay in one place and save their lives and became unfit to live and
Travelling in between hot waters , they thought the fire would be better ,
And with very shaking and shivering body they jumped to the land.
6637. After the arrows sent by Rama destroyed the curly ocean tides ,
Which ate them there was no water left in the sea for the fire to eat,
And so those arrows started going all round the earth ,
With a luster similar to Sun and went even to ,
The land of serpents so that darkness is removed from there.
6638. They went along with ocean whose top is of black colour and the earth,
Also goes along like molten steel and got in to them and also ,
Proceeded beyond the horizon and mountain of setting and ,
Went to other universes and the huge after sea after that.
6639. All the raised land in the midst of the ocean were broken ,
And the collection of gems that were dropping from there,
Appeared similar to the splitting of a big body and flow of blood from there
And because Rama ‘s arrows split the entire ocean there was no water in it ,
And huge water snakes were lying at the bottom similar to intestines.
6640.With water completely drying out in the sea , that ocean,
Looked like a box in which precious gems were stored
And since the sound producing conches which got out of there ,
Had arrows in the front side holes m, they looked like ladles .
6641.Since Rama had sent one hundred thousand arrows , the number,
Of hills inside the sea became , one lakh crores in number,
And each gem hitting one gem made in to one hundred gems,
But if noble people get angry , would those ,
Who get subjected to that anger , would not get reduced.
6642.When that Rama the lord of all beings who became hot due to great anger ,
Killed beings with stable lives they got the destruction less salvation ,
And like the fire spreading in the forest filled with large number of bamboo bushes ,
The fire from those arrows spread on all sides and reached the ocean.
6643.Due to the arrows which were like death spreading all over the sea,
The huge world who is our mother earth , after taking away ,
Her dress which was like the blue sky and dressed herself ,
Red dress with flowers on it and was looking very pretty.
6644, The arrows of Rama who cannot be reached by the knowledge
Of the wise people after drinking all the sea water ,left that sea,
And the northern fire in the middle of the sea got stronger ,
And got up and started running to reach another sea.
6645.Due to that fire completely surrounding the entire earth ,
And standing touching the sky , the light from that great fire ,
Was visible all over the world and on that day appeared as if,
It wanted to eat away the entire world, like the time of deluge.
6646. Due to the fire leaving the sea and standing erect spreading its heat,
All the Devas who stayed on the sky, went up further to the heavens ,
And from there went to the land of Lord Brahma and started living there,
And is it necessary for us to tell what the people living on earth did?
6647. Rama thinking “ What is the point in thinking about the sorrows .
That are likely to come ?I would make Varuna come here with great speed”
With great ebbing anger which could not be opposed by anybody ,
And started shooting The Brahmastra and devas were greatly disturbed.
6648.All the clouds started shouting , Varuna with his mouth dried wailed,
All the rivers in the world got dried up and all this happened due to the fear,
That who can escape the power of Brahmastra and all directions got powdered.
6649.The great sea which was beyond the universes started boiling ,
And what is the need to tell about seven oceans of the world ?
The lady who was sitting on the head of Lord Shiva for a long time was startled,
And the water in the water pot of Lord Brahma started boiling making KULUKULU sound.
6650.All the wise men and Devas became very miserable thinking “The lord,
Who created the world when he was merciful and who can hide it when needed ,
Is known to us but it looks as if we have not understood him .
This Varuna who is delaying arrival in spite of seeing the great anger of Rama ,
Is possibly a greater enemy to Rama than the asuras who are his enemies.
6651.He who was all alone ad created all the worlds from himself ,
Started getting very angry .All the elements scared as to how ,
They can escape from this anger as though they have ,
Not any mistake , they also may be punished and ,
They started berating Varuna , the God of the sea.
6652. Due to the spreading fire and the smoke that engulfed every where ,
Unable to find his way out , Varuna , with eyes which had lost its prettiness ,
Due to constant crying , with a heart that was melting due to love for Rama,
Scared and lifting his hands up in salutation , telling words of praise of Rama ,
Came speedily and then appeared before Lord Rama.
6653.”Oh Lord , I who was at the very end of these oceans did not know ,
That you have thought about me “ saying this as if to remove suspicion from Rama
That king of the ocean came walking in between the tides of that black sea,
Which was surrounded by fire .
6654.That Varuna the king ocean with tides came with words falling from his mouth,
With his head burnt by fire , with a mind greatly rattled , with a disfigured body,
Due to it catchinfg fire , like one who lost his eyesight due to great smoke ,
With great fear and being sad due to sorrow and with great pain.
6655.”Oh lord who is the chief of all these faultless worlds , if you , yourself,
Lose your temper with me , except your divine feet what other armour can I have ,
Except which I have seen nothing,. Is it not strange for you to burn the ocean?
To me who am living because of your strength ,. Is there any other strength?
I surrender to you”, like this he went on babbling again and again.
6656.”Oh Lord who lives as personification of Vedas, You are this sea water and,
You are the fire that burnt it and you are also all other elements ,
You are the final deluge that burns this world and you are all the beings ,
That live in those worlds .Oh Lord who lives forever, how can I forget you?
Due to the burning fire surrounding me I was almost destroyed,
And so please save me and also give me protection?”
6657.You would create all the world and after creating you would protect them,
And at the end of final deluge you would burn them with red fire and destroy them,
You are the one who keeps all the worlds in your belly and to you who can do anything,
Is any action impossible? By using a sharpened arrow you would destroy all the worlds ,
If we think , was there a necessity of this much anger against the dog like me?”
6658.’Oh Lord who as light remains in the middle of Sun who by the cruel sword ,
Of rays of sun light cuts off the forest called Darkness , Oh Lord who is the life of Vedas ,
Oh Lord who lives in the lotus like heart right from the ancient Brahma to ,
All beings who stand , I praise you , I salute you.”
6659.”Oh merciful lord , you saved the entire world by keeping it in your belly ,
Without any one knowing about it, Oh Lord who is the first among all beings,
Who took his form from the basic portion of Vedas which cannot be found fault with,
Oh primeval one who appeared when the elephant called you to protect him,
Riding on a Garuda and killed the crocodile and saving the elephant, I praise you, I salute you?”
6660.”You are my mother , you are my father , You are also everything ,
You are the beginning , you are the end , you are my luck, my loss,
And when I think like this , how is it proper to say I abused you,
When you who are the God who can do everything , does not know yourself,
How can I who am your slave claim to know your greatness.”
6661.He then kept as offering on the earth one lustrous garland ,
Which even made Sun God who removes darkness from every where inferior ,
And told, “If small people do mistake out of ignorance ,
The big people should pardon that, Oh God with thousand names ,
I am surrendering to you “saying like this he fell at feet of Rama.
6662.When the God of the sea showed his form which was as lustrous as,
A mountain burning in fire properly and said, “I surrender to you”,
Rama cooled down by leaving out his anger , just like the milk ,
Coming out due to exposure of great fire goes down by sprinkling of water.
6663.”Do not get scared .I am giving you protection , With love I am offering endless,
Salutations to you and request you tell why you did not come when I begged you to come ,
And came and stood before me when I became angry ,
Please tell me in a way that I can understand,” said Rama ,
And Varuna offered salutations to Rama and told.
6664. “I came to know only through your words the things that happened ,
To Lady Sita who is a more patient wife than the earth as I had not come from Devas,
“Oh pure one , I am telling as oath on you , I had gone to the seventh sea with heavy tides,
To end the war due to enmity among the fishes there and as,
I did not know anything which happened in between any where.”
6665.When Varuna told like Rama became merciful on him and said to him,
“Let this remain like this , but please tell me an aim to this arrow which is kept on my bow,”
And Varuna said, “Good , Oh Lord who has mountain like shoulders ,
I will tell you an aim that would remove the sorrows of this world.”
6666.”Oh king , In an island called Marugandhara which is an island in between the oceans,
There are more one hundred crores Asuras who keep on eating all beings ,
And due to that several parts of the earth have been destroyed and ,
Those people also do lot of harm to me and so send this arrow,
More lustrous than lightning on those cruel ones and kill them.”
6667. Lord Rama who is beyond the reach of the wisdom of greatly wise people,
Who have collected great books of wisdom , learned and thought about them,
Send the arrow telling it , “Go speedily and kill those Asuras along with their clans,
Who are more than one hundred crores in number “ and within a second ,
That godlike arrow destroyed all those Asuras and came back.
6668 . Would those who do only good deeds after great thought ,
Only good events happen and they would never be destroyed?
And did not that anger of Rama without doing any harm to Varuna,
But changed its direction towards the Asuras of Marugandhasa,
And did it not do very great harm to them?”
6669.That arrow of Rama went speedily to several Kadham distance ,
And killed those Asuras who were Asuras who were doing only evil,
By making smoke surround the Marugandhara Island by lighting it with fire,
And in this it was like the curse of great sages who knew all of the Vedas ,
And who were like light which can remove the inner darkness of people.
6670. That Rama who gives what they want to all those who want looked at Varuna,
And told, “You told “I surrender to you” and due to that I killed all the anger in me ,
Towards you . Please give me a way to go to Lanka because those evil people ,
Who reside there has made it to a moat to the evil country and are dancing there,
So that I would get the bad man who did not have strength to protect my wife”
6671. “Oh Lord with great penance , it is impossible even to me who is the king of sea,
To measure the depth and width of this ocean and even to the seven worlds,
Which are stacked , if sea is not there , no border exists .Oh Lord who always lives greatly,
If you decide to completely dry the ocean, there would be great delay ,
And all the members of huge monkey army would become restless and tired.” Said Lord of the sea.
6672.”Oh lord who is my father , if I make the water of the sea as hard as the stone ,
All the innumerable beings that live in the sea would quickly cease to live ,
And I would be holding in my hand all that is placed on me and so ,
Please construct a bund over my head and cross me using that bund.”
6673.Rama said, “well we will do that . If we build a bund over the sea,
Then the greatess of this cool sea would get destroyed by our doing it ,
And all the other four elements would become favourable to us ,
So bring hils , stack them on the sea and build a bund over it “
Ordered Rama to the monkeys and started to go to his place .
Varuna who had mercy of Rama in him also left.
Chapter on constructing the bund.
(This chapter describes how the Sethu (Bund/Bridge) to cross to Lanka was built under supervision of Nala and how Rama and his great army matches in to Lanka)
6675.Sugreeva the king of monkeys along with Vibheeshana the brother of Rakshasa king,
Along with several wise ones like Jambhavan, Hanuman and Angadha thought it over ,
And decided that to do all that needs to be done in a proper way ,
The best person would be Nala and summoned him there.
6676.The monkey architect Nala came there and addressing Sugreeva said,
“Oh king , why did you summon me?” and Sugreeva told him,”It is now our job,
To build a bund across the ocean with springing waves” and that faultless one,
Agreed to start the job of building the bund immediately.
6677 .”Oh dear son of Surya “If the job is to build a dam across the ocean,
I would build it in such a way that , that it would not have any difference with Meru mountain,
And it would be greatly pretty. Please order others to bring materials to build the dam.”
6678.Jambavan summoned all those except Rama, his younger brother Lakshmana,
Vibheeshana , the king of Lanka and Sugreeva the king of limitless Monkeys, and told them,
“All of you please come to build a dam across the ,
Black sea which surrounds Lanka “ and he called all others.
6679. Then the monkey army came carrying the limitless ,
Number of black mountains which were spread for a very long distance ,
One each in their two hands , two on their shoulders and one on their head,
And their coming appeared as if the other six oceans were coming there.
6680. Some were bringing mountains rolling them by their feet,
Carrying one mountain in between their hands and some ,
Were dragging by their tail a huge sky touching mountains,
Over which black rainy clouds were going round and round.
6681.That faultless architect called Nala , drove about ,
The monkeys requesting to bring more mountains ,
And even if three crores monkeys gave them the mountains ,
He received them by a single hand and arranged them,
And Thus by showing his great strength made the ocean tremble.
6682.When the big monkeys brought tall mountains , which touched the clouds ,
And threw them to him , Nala due to his learning caught hold of them alone,
Like the The philanthropist Chadayan of Vennainallur,
Protected those people who surrendered to him.
6683.When the victorious chiefs of the big monkey army uprooted,
Mountains on which the moon with stain like a rabbit moved around ,
The crowds of clouds made great sound and started flying away,
And the Yakshas and their ladies on the mountain went away from it.
6684.Due the huge mountains being uprooted by the monkey chiefs ,
Falling over one another , sparks came out of the water of the ocean,
And seeing this king Varuna got startled by not knowing who set fire to water?
6685.One chief of monkeys called Gavayaksha brought in his palm ,
Threw a mountain destroying the forests at the ocean,
All the pearls which were starry white fell down in the sea,
And they appeared similar to the stars in the sky.
6686.Due to monkey warriors throwing mountains with elephants in them,
Those pearls which have already reached the sky earlier ,
Attaching themselves to them they appeared like the sky ,
Wearing the clouds as dress and with big sun in it .
6687. Due to monkey warriors throwing mountain with bamboo forests ,
In to the ocean due to the water drops that rose up ,
And made wet the wide hips with hip belts,
Of the ladies of heaven and they became extremely shy.
6688.Due to huge honey dripping mountain being thrown ,
At the huge black sea with lots of ties , the mountains ,
That stacked the water was splashed up from the ocean water ,
And fell in the heavens and it appeared as if rain was falling in heavens also.
6689. Due to the monkeys throwing mountains encircled by clouds,
The elephants in rut which fell in to the sea, when caught by Crocodiles,
With cruel mouth wailed loudly and were similar to the elephant,
Which shouted, “Oh primeval one ,please save” , when caught by the crocodile.
6690.Due to the expelled honey , Sandalwood, Akil and other perfumed articles,
Spreading the good scent all over the ocean and increasing greatly ,
That sea which was smelling of meat , started giving out sweet smell,
Like the water in pot with mixed scented things.
6691. Due to monkeys throwing sweet fruits , eatable vegetables ,
Meat with honey , divine flowers that are liked by Gods and ,
Similar things in to the ocean the fishes were happy and shining.
And those sky reaching mountains with mango and other good fruit trees
Fell in the sea proving that the well cultured charitable people ,
Though they lose all their wealth would not lose their charitable nature.
6692. Those row of huge mountains which got fixed in the soil at bottom of the sea,
Attracted the fishes which wanted to eat the flowers with honey , vegetables and fruits ,
But did not get anything from there and thus resembled ,
The misers who keep on accumulating wealth without parting it from them.
6693.Those hoards of monkeys which were rotating like kites , when ,
They uprooted the mountains and threw them at the very huge ocean ,
The huge pythons that lived on the top of the mountains ,
Were trying to digest the elephants whom they had earlier swallowed,
Like the ignorant people not getting bothered by any calamity.
6694.The whales that live in the sea and the elephants in rut ,
With teeth which were shining like an ornament similar to lightning ,
Combining their trunks with holes with each other ,
Were seen fighting before the mountain like clouds at deluge.
6695,Due to the mountains brought and stacked by the monkeys ,
Falling one over the other, fire sparks were produced and due to that,
Pieces of their peak were thrown out reached the heavens ,
And not able to stand there with stability , fell down like ,
Those who do few blessed deeds reaching heaven and falling down.
6696. Attacked by the big sharks with very sharp teeth , lions,
Who were experts in fighting , the cruel tigers and male Yalis ,
Got killed in the water proving that , if we think properly ,
People who leave their place though they are strong there ,
Would definitely get defeated when they reach strange places .
6697.After drinking the honey from the hanging bee hives ,
From the mountains thrown by the monkeys , all the fishes of the sea ,
Jumped like monkeys and this is like charitable people,
Consciously not helping others but their wealth ,
Becoming useful to all beings of the earth.
6698.Due to the speedy throw of mountains carried by monkeys on the sea ,
Similar to toddy flowing from goblets , the bamboos from the mountains ,
Showering cold water showered pearls and this along with,
The pearls showered by Ippi fishes from their mouth and ,
Pearls showered by the right whorled conches , appeared as if a feast has been arranged.
6699.Due to stacking of The huge mountains touching the sky,
Done with great pain by the monkey warriors after uprooting them,
The ocean became just like land and due to,
Entering of ocean water the land around turned in to a sea.
6700.Due to the cruel lions, Yaalis and tigers and also all the products,
Of the forest from the closely kept mountains being in plenty,
Beach land was looking like regions with hills and mountains .
If the Great God who is the lord of all desires would not one become the other?
6701.Due to the mountains being thrown in the sea, the deer on those mountains ,
Felt that fishes in the sea are not proper for them to eat and did not eat them,
What can the animals from the mountain do but to the fishes in the sea ,
Which normally eat those animals did not bother and ate them.
6702. The animals on the mountain thinking that” if some one catches ,
Those who brought them up , cultured people would not ,
Go away from them instead of getting out of grace ,
And so we would not go away from this place”.
And decided to stay on the mountain even if it was thrown on the sea.
6703.The sages without any attachment thought ,
“This mountain gives us sweet fruits ,
Big ripe vegetables and is a place where We can do ,
Sweet penance in a comfortable manner “
And they also thought about end of the Asuras ,
But became very angry on the monkeys who uprooted the mountains.
6704.The cruel Asuras who do sinful acts and who live on the mountains,
Kept their hands on their heads saying , that they have lost the mountain,
And also felt that they did not have a stable place to live and reached Lanka.
6705.The crowds of Lions and Yalis which do not sink in sea water ,
And which also cannot move inside that water were there with great density ,
And were standing in a row on both sides of that faultless bund.
6706. There were many monkeys who were bringing huge mountains ,
Not knowing that once monkeys have put crystal mountains in the sea ,
And it was lying there , and thinking a need for a mountain to fill up the gap.
6707.When the powerful monkeys stacked the mountains ,
Giving great pain to the black of Goddess earth ,
The huge snakes came out from the caves and were seen hanging,
Make the one who sees conclude that the mountain also has roots.
6708.Next to the red shining Manikhya gem mountains some dark mountains,
Which are blue had been stacked and it looked like , Rama who is of the colour of the cloud,
Thinking that Varuna is bare necked because of his offering his Garland ,
To himself , gave a multi coloured garland to Varuna.
6709.Like the experts in Yoga whose soul leaves their body and
Attains a more suitable body for them , the pythons,
Jumped in to the sea when the monkeys threw the mountains,
And searched and found out their caves and entered in to them.
6710.What is the need to find out some thing to say in Comparison,
To that great bridge? By the mountain that was thrown ,
By the emissary of Rama in to the sea ,
All the fishes in that sea attained the heavens.
6711.Due to the long mountain put by Neela , the son of fire God ,
Touching the bottom most part of the earth , the replaced water,
Crossed its boundaries and the ocean with the small bank ,
Roared and the water that arose spread all over the world.
6712.Due to one monkey warrior throwing one mountain one thousand Yojanas high ,
Which was black and had streams in to the ocean and then roaring ,
The clear sea water entered in to the streets of Lanka with homes with flags touching the sky.
6713.Due to the huge mountain that was thrown by the monkey chief Mainda,
The sea water which rose from the ocean went and touched the sky and fell down,
Went and hit at the end of directions and the direction elephants ,
Which are stable in the direction moved and wailed due to great fear.
6714.With a mountain which cannot be moved even by arrow of Lakshmana ,
Angadha , the son of Vali who churned the ocean of milk to get nectar ,
Churned the sea there , making it suffer pain.
6715.Jambhavan the chief of the huge army of bears uprooted ,
A mountain which was as large as the pretty shoulders of Hanuman,
And threw it in to the sea due to the speed ,
Sea water rose up and fell at the head of all Devas.
6716. Due to the huge mountain thrown by Kumuda a , monkey chief,
Which went on jumping and shaking like the people who dance ,
The water from the ocean which was spinning spraying ,
Went in to the city of devas , who were overjoyed ,
With a desire that it was nectar that was coming by churning of the sea.
6717.Unable to bear the huge black mountains thrown by Panasa , with great anger ,
After shouting like thunder , Adhi Sesha who had great anger in his mind
Left the job of carrying his huge burden and ,
Started not taking food so that he would die .
6718 . Due to the number of mountains put by innumerable crowd of bears,
Sinking down in to the sea and hitting with each other ,
Similar to there being no use with acts not getting blessings ,
They all became powder like dust.
6719. The whales in the sea existing to a depth of thousand Yojanas,
And spread everywhere, due to the falling of big mountains on them ,
Started shivering and shaking making the mountains,
Put on them and the sea water displacing one another.
6720.Nala who thought over the methods to make the bund properly ,
Broke the stones and joined them properly , arranged the mountains ,
To suit each other, filled up the joints with sand and ,
With his large hands rubbed on them so that the peaks were equal.
6721.The cluster of mountains brought by the thousand crore monkeys,
Who carried them in their hands , were received by Nala in his pillar like hands,
And if some of them broke down, he would stop them by his legs and take it.
6722.Those monkeys who were carrying the mountains to build that bund ,
Due to no space to go due to the crowd , stood carrying the mountains,
And the mountains on the heads of those monkeys appeared like a bund.
6723.Due to many members of the monkey army standing there ,
Carrying the big black mountains in their hand , there was no place to go,
And they carried those mountains on their heads and swam to that place.
6724,Those monkeys which carried and brought the mountains ,
With great difficulty , after examining the distance to be covered ,
With their legs paining and getting tired , with great hunger ,
Placed the mountains down , ate the honey in that mountain ,
And forgot the job that they have to do and started sleeping.
6725.Among the monkey warriors who had spread all over the place,
There were some who were taking the mountain and some who were ,
Going in search of a mountain and some asked, how far the bund is completed,
And as a reply to that question some told . “Half of it is over.”
6726.Due to the mountains carried by the monkey warriors getting dipped,
In to the ocean , in all parts of the ocean limitless kumkum ,
The honey that flows from the caves of the mountains and ,
Several types of heaps of scented flowers were to be seen,
And that fearsome ocean of salt looked like a long sea filled with honey.
6727.Like the people born in good families who protect their family ,
Without getting depressed by the coming of large number of sorrows ,
The huge sea which was giving out tumultuous sound did not get worried,
When several huge mountains came near to it.
6728.Those mountains thrown in such a way that they pressed ,
The coral reefs and broke several coral gems , which gave out,
Light like a rain bow and were seen from everywhere.
6729.Due to the monkey warriors uprooting completely the Banyan trees,
To build the bund , the crowd of birds which were living there wailed
Like a family which had lost its only bread winner who used to support it.
6730. When all the trees which had assured the bees that they can
Provide them all the flowers that they need and protecting their life,
Were uprooted and fell in the sea , all those bees who lived eating,
The honey from their flowers became like the beggars ,
Who depended on the wealth of the dead philanthropist .
6731. The fishes that moved away the water drops going and running away ,
Seeing theplace in the sea where they were living has been filled up,
Looking very subdued went in search of other oceans to continue to live.
6732 The teemed crowd of bees as if they were liking the elephants ,
That let out the three types of ruts , went behind them dancing,
And went along the elephants but when they went in to the ocean,
Along with the mountains they returned back like the prostitutes.
6733.Due to the monkeys uprooting the trees which were fixed on the earth,
The climbing plants twining around those trees , though they were suffering greatly ,
Like the virtuous ladies of noble families did not leave the tree and fell in to the ocean.
6734.Due the monkeys throwing huge mountains in to the strong ocean
The splashing water drops went and fell in other oceans and they lost their taste.
And the hot thunderous clouds also got cooled down ,
And even the rain water from those clouds had a salty taste.
6735.Due to the monkeys throwing huge well matured mountains in the sea,
The water of the sea opposed them making great booming sound ,
And went permanently to the top and due to that the hot rays of the sun,
Became as cool as the rays of the moon.
6736.When the mountains with great incense were uprooted ,
And thrown in the sea , the golden dust that fell out,
On the splashed water , was covered with them and went up ,
And since they were mixed with coral plants ,
The sky looked as if it was producing lightning.
6737.Like the speedily travelling emissaries , the monkeys
Went one before the other to the forests as well as kingdoms,
Searched for trees as well as stones and bringing them ,
They set them in the lands near the sea shore and due to,
That all over the world not even a grass shook
6738Due to the large number of monkeys similar to bringing
The forest and mountain lands and stacked them in beach lands ,
They brought and spread the mountains in the sea to become famous,
And because of that the sea water occupied al the beaches.
6739.The bund reached within three days the city of Lanka,
On the Trikoota mountains and as soon as it was completed ,
Due to the joyous shouting of the monkeys , even the sky split in to two
And possibly the sky that we see now was newly made after that.
6740. “Rama who was the lord of all beings , for the sake of wiping away,
The tears of Lady Sita who decorates her hair with flower petals ,
Should not get worried when I am here and let him,
Walk fast on my back “That bund which was shining ,
High on the sea , seemed to say to Lord Rama.
6741.The lady Lanka with soft habits who had the wealth of truth,
Unable to bear the load of evil collected by Ravana the personification of lie ,
Perhaps looked at the monkey army and was inviting them,
Extending both her arms , Rama the personification of truth,
And this was being shown by that bund.
6742. This bund looked as if saying that , “Because the monkey army,
Of that Lord of wisdom walks across this broad black sea ,
In which very many forest rivers merge , who can claim,
To be as great and just as me “ and it looked like The Akasa Ganga in the earth.
6743. Due to the light given by various gems that were there,
On the mountains which were brought by the monkeys ,
That bund which was built by the valorous monkeys .
After the sun set looked like rain bow on sea at night.
6744.Due to their love the Monkey warriors completed the construction,
Of the bund to go to Lanka and Sugreeva the chief of all those monkeys ,
And Vibheeshana the king of Lanka who held a great spear in his hand,
And other leaders went and met Lord Rama.
6745.After reaching there the saluted
The feet of the divine lord of the world,
And informed him that a Bund
which is hundred Yojanas long and
Ten Yojanas broad had been built.
Chapter on hearing words of spies of Ravana.
(Sukha and Charana , two spies sent by Ravana reach the army camp of Rama in the form of monkeys. They are recognized by Vibheeshana. Rama pardons them and releases them. Meanwhile Ravana is holding another war council meeting. His grandfather Malyavan tries his best to dissuade Ravana from going to war. The spies come back and report to Ravana.)
6746. Rama who was the personification of maleness .
Hugged with springs of nectar like love flowing from his heart,
All those who told him the news and with a desire ,
To see the craft that went in making the bund ,
Told all of them, “Come let us go with speed to see it.”
6747. Rama who is the first among all the worlds went amidst ,
The sea of the army of monkeys like a cloud towards ,
His own old home and after nearing the bund ,
Became filled with love as if he has seen his matchless darling wife.
6748.Rama then thought deeply and told that, “This job,
Of filling up the ocean with mountains and constructing a bund ,
Even if the construction had been started by the first Brahmin of the world ,
Would not be this easily completed.”
6749. That Rama who is the first after deluge was filled with joy and surprise,
And Said with joy ‘Is it possible to measure the depth of this sea? Apart from its depth ,
The city of Lanka surrounded by it is very big and even if it had been beyond seven seas,
These monkeys would have crossed all those seven seas and made this bund.”
6750. With Vibheeshana the Lord of Asuras walking in front , with Hanuman ,
Who had learned and mastered all great books known walking at its back,
With his younger brother whose only ornament is victory just following him,
The valorous Rama who had broad arms and was like a male black elephant went.
6751.That huge army of monkeys walked knocking precious gems,
And sandalwood , with the tides on both their sides looking like gardens ,
Walked by that bund which was looking like Cauvery river,
Which was going and joining the black sea , together and in dense formation.
6752. Since they were carrying all the food articles of the Kurinji ,
And other land classification without leaving any thing there,
And were also going towards the sea , that army could be called river Cauvery.
6753.Due to the crowding monkey army not finding place to keep one foot ahead,
Some of them not having space , for the sake of going speedily went on the tides of the sea,
And those monkeys as and when the tide rises went jumping ,
Like the horses in war jumping towards the sky.
6754.With the bodies of monkeys completely crowding the bund ,
And since there was no way to proceed and with no place to fall,
On both sides some of them fell in to the ocean and some cultured monkeys ,
Extended their hands and asked them to proceed on them ,
And to the number of such monkeys who reached the other shore there is no end.
6755. Protecting the Hot rays of the Sun which were like sawing of the nine gems ,
From hurting the cloud like black body of Rama , the monkeys held,
Shade giving cut sandal wood trees and tall Bamboo plants and surrounded him.
6756.T o prevent the pretty body of the sons of the king who are the personification of truth , Mentioned in The Vedas taught by Brahmins who live in disciplined penance ,
The commander of armies themselves broke flowering branches ,
Made a cowrie out of those flowers and fanned them.
6757.Rama thinking about parting with Sita who had removed her rare bangles,
And who had well grown breasts which makes her thin waist scared of being broken,
And which made him tired along with the monkey army which was marching,
As if they win over all the world , crossed the sea by that bund and reached the other shore .
6758. Along with his younger brother who was born due to the great boons given by Devas ,
After doing great penances who gave him comforts like nectar , with his powerful friends,
Rama reached the town Where Sita who was as chaste as Arundathi and who was,
Like Vanchi creeper talking sweet words is imprisoned and stayed near a hill.
6759.Rama who was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu holding the divine wheel,
Looked sweetly at Neela who was the commander in chief and ordered ,
“You please arrange for erecting tents quickly for the army ,
Which has come along with us “ and he saluted the divine feet of the Lord ,
And told Nala who had constructed bund in the sea using mountains ,
AS per rules laid down in books , and told that job would be done within a second.
6760.Nala divided the space so that good effect would result , created four squares,
And constructed the tents in such a way , that such and such people cannot stay in this tent ,
And also constructed tents to Sugreeva and other commanders, special tents ,
Built with gold and gems as per rules laid by Lord Brahma in a very short time easily.
And seeing that his father Visvakarma felt ashamed that he lacked that great capacity.
6761. With a desire to build a home to Rama who holds the Kodanda bow,
He picked rough stones from mountains , polished them smooth ,
Made legs by bamboos called Kazhai , tied it with Durba grass ,
And made the roof with well scented flowers and completed it.
6762.All the persons there praised Rama who greatly loved all the beings,
Like a mother by using their mind and mouth , bowed and saluted his feet,
And went towards their dwellings spread in all the eight directions,
And Rama sweetly entered the dwelling made for him.
6763.When the monkey warriors who had the nature of spreading threw ,
Mountains in to the sea , due to his coral like pure rays turned black,
Due to the salt water that were splashed at him , for getting back,
His usual bright light , as if to take bath in the sea , the Sun reached the setting mountain.
6764.In the western sky during the tipsy evening period , the white crescent moon,
Which is like milk came to give light to the period of night and showered,
His arrow like rays on Rama who had lotus like eyes and appeared like,
The bow of God of love which is bent by pressing by the feet.
6765.Using the application of scented pollen from a lotus flower with hundred petals on the body,
Using the breeze which is lightly scented by rose water , Using the fire called evening ,
Using the arrow of god of love which was like God of death ,
The moon left its usual cold nature and started having burning heat.
6766.The scene of the rays of the pure white moon passing over shoulders of Rama
After parting with the lady with divine face who is pretty even when angry,
Who had completely lost all pleasures due to sorrow ,
On the top of the emerald mountain , due to parting with a peacock and was like
The white faced little snake which was breathing like fire.
6767.Rama who had hands which are like strong diamonds and red in colour,
As and when he neared the city of Lanka , due to parting of his wife sweated all over the body,
And became greatly sorrowful proving that approaching Sita who had coral like red mouth
Which can burn a person from a distance, will definitely not quench the pain.
6768. When things were like that due to the order of the king of Lanka,
Some spies came there and after seeing the size of the monkey army ,
And when they put on the form of monkeys and started wandering among them singing,
Due to the penance done by him for several days with great patience , Vibheeshana,
Who had come and surrendered to Rama’s feet , found them and caught them.
6769.With a very searching mind , inside the ocean of that great army of monkeys,
Vibheeshana could recognize those spies and he became a swan ,
Which can remove the water drops which had got mixed in the milk of ocean of milk.
6770.The nature of being big and small together is difficult to understand ,
And because of that they have ability to make them and their form not visible ,
As per the teachings contained in the Vedas and Agamas ,
Similar to the peculiar nature of the soul living inside the body ,
But Vibheeshana as a great yogi had the ability to see them separately.
6771.After being hit repeatedly by the clenched fists of the monkeys ,
Making those who witness it merciful and afterwards tying their hands ,
With a creeper of Manai tightly and also made their mouths bleed ,
Vibheeshana showed them as “They are thieves “ and “they are cheats “
And this was seen by the pretty Rama who was the ocean of mercy.
6772. That Lord Rama who is merciful and has a bed of a serpent ,
Did not recognize them as enemies and thought that they might have committed,
Some mistake hurting the mind of others , and becoming merciful thinking that,
“They are after all monkeys and even if they have committed mistake ,
It is only proper to show mercy on those who surrender to us ,
And it is not proper to punish them for their mistakes “ said , “free them.”
6773.Vibheeshana who had crying face seeing the very charitable Rama,
Who was merciful in and out , said, “they are not monkeys who live,
In the forests with mountains but the spies sent by Ravana ,
Who does not have good culture. This one is Shukha and the other Sarana”
And explained in a way that made Rama understand the situation.
6774.When Vibheeshana who was great in education told like this those spies,
With a dark mind, addressing Rama told, “Oh valorous one who holds a very strong bow ,
This Vibheeshana has come here understanding the strength of this monkey army ,
Knowing that Ravana cannot win over them and has come here ,
To kill all the monkeys by trick . Please understand that we are really only monkeys.”
6775.Vibheeshana hearing this said, “Thieves” and chanted a manthra in his mind ,
Which can show clearly the true form of those spies who were Asuras ,
And change their form as monkeys and they both started having their real asura forms,
Like the copper pot painted like silver becoming copper when drop of mercury touches them.
6776.That Rama who removes sorrow of those who are sorrowing and ,
Who was an expert in protecting others looked at those evil people ,
With shining teeth who were standing like a mountain greatly scared ,
Smiled showing his pretty teeth said, “do not get scared ,
Why have you come here, Please tell me now.”
6777. Those two spies who were experts in locating the entrances and understanding ,
Things without others knowing it saluted Rama and told, “Oh valorous one ,
We came here obeying the words of Ravana who has imprisoned ,
The goddess who is the mother of all beings and one who protects all,
Without understanding after great thought that she is his nemesis ,
And we had come here to cheat and spy on you and tell him about everything.”
6778.Rama said, “Oh experts in the job that you do , go and tell Ravana the news,
That I have given the limitless wealth of this city of Lanka to the brother Vibheeshana,
And also tell him the great act of the monkeys in filling up the ocean with mountains ,
And building a bridge and tell him those two great archers
Who were waiting all this while have arrived.”
6779.”This city of Lanka in which Ravana with many heads lives and which is protected,
By the mountains happens to be located in a corner of the very wide sea ,
And since our mind did not know that , Ravana and his relatives
Were kept alive till now, please tell him this.”
6780. “Please also tell him that I would cut in to pieces that Ravana ,
Who does not follow Dharma , even if Lord Shiva wearing a crescent travelling ,
On A bull and Lord Vishnu who wears Thulasi on his crown ,
And travels on the speedy Garuda and all the beings that live ,
In this very old universe came as help to protect him.”
6781.”Similar to Parasurama who used the sharpened axe as his weapon ,
Who exterminated the entire clan of the king who killed his father ,
I would exterminate all the Asura clan and all those who are on his side ,
Take away his life , for avenging the death of my father Jatayu ,
And I would offer his slain body as sacrificial offering to the devas .
“Please tell him this and make him understand it.”
6782.”Tell him that I would keep him , who has kept Sita who has been doing,
Faultless penance , in the lonely prison and made her wilt and fade ,
And thus has done unimaginable cruelty along with his relations,
In the hell with burning fire , from where there is no escape ,
And also give all his wealth to the Brother Vibheeshana.”
6783.”You have entered in all places where the army is there and seen every one,
And if there is no more job to be done by you here, since I have said, “do not fear”,
You can go safely from here” said Rama and told Sugreeva and others ,
To see to it that they are not pained in the body and mind and ,
Send them to Lanka and those people happy that they are alive went back.
6784.When things were happening like this , the king of the people of Lanka,
Saw in his mind the scare experienced by Varuna , the God of the ocean,
The strength by which a bund was built over the sea,
And the coming of the army by that bund, when he was alone for thinking.
6785.That Ravana went along with people of wisdom in to the long council hall,
Where even light breeze would not enter unless summoned ,
After sending away ladies with shining chest tied by a cloth and other men .
6786.That hall was surrounded by servants who cannot feel by their mind,
Who cannot talk , Who cannot hear what one says , who do not have other limbs,
And the hunchbacks and Dwarfs who were holding good lamps with multi flames.
6787.That Ravana who had pretty feet lit by the gems inlaid,
On the crowns who were saluting his feet said “The men who are ,
Our enemies have arrived and what are the actions ,
That we should boldly perform “ looking at his council members.
6788.Malyavan said “WE have heard that the king of the ocean ,
Got scared by the fire which appears in the sea at deluge ,
And burnt by the arrows of Rama , went and saluted him,
Presented a nine gem lustrous garland and ,
This news has wounded my mind just like a spear.”
6789.”The news that Varuna who got a matchless bad name that ,
The ocean was split in to two and is the end of his prowess, with great fear,
AS per the request of Rama gave him path to build a bund , is hurting my mind.”
6790. “ Completely uprooting the mountains created by the God,
Those monkey soldiers who have made no mountains exist in this world,
Are slapping their shoulders with great joy and they brought those mountains,
And blocked the ocean in such a way tha it would not move ,
And these acts of theirs has completely blocked my mind .”
6791.”Oh king ,Numerous monkeys who were more angry than fire,
Went on giving mountains as per their capacity continuously ,
And one person received all those by the matchless fingers of his hand
And put them in the sea and this saddens me as if it is is put on my chest.”
6792.”After seeing Hanuman burning our very old city by our eyes,
After seeing a bund being made in side the sea and closing it ,
After seeking Khara and others of indestructible valour being killed,
And after seeing that those people who have done this have come here ,
Is it necessary for us to hold discussion in this council hall?”
6793.When the maternal grand father of Ravana told him like this,
Ravana bit his lips with his teeth due to great anger and with fire sparks ,
Coming out of his eye said, “good, good, our council proceedings,
Are going on properly “and told Malyavan “go along with,
My younger brother Vibheeshana and live happily with him.”
6794.When Ravana told this with anger , Malyavan who was greatly experienced,
Felt “Would telling what is Good is also sin?” and kept silent ,
And then the commander in chief of Ravana told the following.
6795.”Oh Lord Malyavan , Except their show of strength
In crossing the ocean before our eyes ,
Perhaps you did not know the truth
That even the protectors of eight directions ,
Are doing menial jobs to our king .
6796.”You have become scared of the monkeys ,
And you are telling that they threw mountains in to the sea,
Don’t you remember that our lord had uprooted the Kailasa mountain,
Along with Lord Shiva sitting on its top with his consort?”
6797.”What is the need for us to fear when we hear that,
Our enemies have completely blocked the sea by throwing mountains?
They are ignorant people and have entered in our city ,
To fight the war and it is definitely an act,
That is pushing them to great destruction..”
6798.At that time one person who had covered his body with a shirt ,
Who had fire sparks coming out of his eyes due to great anger,
Who was holding a stick and who was the security guard came in,
And told Ravana “The spies have come back ”
6799. When the security guards saluted and told like this , the chief of Asuras,
Ravana who had eyes which was like flaming fire and great strength ,
Told them, “Make them enter here “and as permitted the spies entered.
6800.Those spies who had shivering mind when they think about ,
The army of monkeys who were like pieces of palm tree ,
And who were vomiting blood whenever they wanted to speak,
Entered the palace and saluted the feet of their king Ravana.
6801. That Ravana who was biting his mouth wanting to take away souls,
“Please tell me the condition of that lazy Vibheeshana who is scared of war ,
The army of monkeys which is like the wide sea ,
And the efficiency of those two who are wandering in garb of sages.”
6802. When Ravana told like this those spies told how they crossed the sea,
Within one Nazhiga and how they wandered around the war tents of the monkey army ,
By taking the form of monkeys and how they reached inside the army.
6803.”We your slaves due to interest started examining ,
The very long monkey army and like the Garuda with speed,
Which had vision in all directions and
Which failed to find the boundaries of the old sea , we also failed to find its end.”
6804”Is there not a need for us to find out the strength and capabilities ,
Of the enemy army and to report to you about it ? Those monkey warriors,
Not able to find the other shore of sea of anxiety became very sad ,
And reached the sea and the drops of sea water which fell in this city,
Due to their throwing mountains in to the sea , would have told you about their valour.”
6805.”When Rama came to the edge of the sea and was doing penance ,
The God of the sea did not come and help and thinking about it Rama the man,
Looked at his own mountain like shoulders , saw the arrows and saw his bow ,
And immediately the ocean started burning.”
6806.”Oh king on whose chest the garlands shakes , till the date up to which,
The Sun God travels on his chariot and as long his great name “Rama”,
Exists in the world , all the great wealth of Lanka which is surrounded ,
By the ocean would be given to your brother Vibheeshana by Rama.”
6807.”When we know about the several reasons to praise ,
The power of the shoulders of Hanuman who came here as an emissary,
The fact that Rama has got built a bund over the ocean,
By the help of several monkeys , is the new proof of their strength.”
6808.”Like the fact that the Sun God showed the very strong lord Vishnu ,
The Asuras who were hiding within them ,
In the evening when the Devas were eating the nectar ,
Your brother Vibheeshana became very angry ,
And showed us who were in form of monkeys to the other monkeys.”
6809.”With the help of the monkey soldiers we were caught ,
By their palm like hands , rotated till our long shoulders broke ,
Pulled and spun and shown to the victorious Rama,
Who was shining like Sun God , Vibheeshana told him who we were?”
6810. “Then that king said, “With the arrows that I have ,
I would destroy all boons got by Ravana earlier “ and also,
After knowing that we are not monkeys ,
Rama in great mercy allowed us to escape ,
And this is the only news that we have brought.”
6811. Then they also told all other news as well as the message ,
Sent by Rama who was the God of truth without forgetting
And greeted him, ”Let all evil deeds which are wrong ,
Go away from today .Let you attain growth in life.”
6812”. Like the curse of elders which can kill without any doubt ,
The men who hold the bow easily reached the sea with Makara fishes,
Along with a valorous army and have reached the city of Lanka ,
And so at this time we cannot think anything else , except,
Starting for the war or are there any other alternative ?”
Asked Ravana and the guard of the army started replying.
6813.”Even if you release Sita , the enemy devas would berate you saying that,
The king of Lanka got scared and did it and we can also end the war ,
By signing a treaty of peace and even if the enemies agree for this ,
Your younger brother Vibheeshana would not agree to it ,
And so when the war is so near , you only have to order us as what is to be done.”
6814. Earlier we had decided that we would go to the place of the enemies,
And after killing the two men and monkey army return back to our place ,
But today the enemies themselves have reached here. Is there any stable news in that ?
If we get what we wanted , is it not better than the victory that we are going to achieve?”
6815.”Oh Lord , even if our thousand vellam army of asuras is going to be destroyed,
It can take one hundred full periods between the deluge and so ,
What is the need for us to feel inferior? If you get angry and go to the war ,
The monkeys would disperse like a group of dogs ,
Seeing a group of lions as they are not capable of opposing us?”
6816.”Please see me and our army doing great war and drive away ,
Those men and their army so that they all fall in great ocean and die,
Please give me leave” said the commander in chief Prahastha ,
Which was suitable to Ravana who had driven out Indra in a great war.
6817.Malyavan whose wisdom is acknowledged by everyone thinking that ,
“some good truths have been told for general betterment and adopting them ,
To suit our circumstance is the path of Dharma “ started telling Ravana ,
That Prahastha and others who want to oppose the enemies ,
Were doing as per their fate and were travelling in the path of destruction..
6818.He then told that, “The God of Gods who is the acme of the faultlessness ,
And pure flow of light was born as the son of Dasaratha who was ,
Looking after the earth with ocean as boundary without any rest,
And has now come to fight the war with us , This is what people are talking.”
6819.Lakshmana who is the brother of Rama , the son of Dasaratha , who stands ,
Separately from the great state of Para(divine) which is defined by the Vedas,
Takes various forms and is in side all the faultless beings ,
Leaving out his divine state but has never altered from his purity,
And all people say he is Adhi Sesha the bed of Vishnu . I do not know why?”
6820.They also say that “The arrows of that Rama and Lakshmana were made ,
By Lord Brahma himself after separating the strength of great mountains ,
And the string that is tied to the bow is Adhi Sesha himself and ,
The sharp tip of those well chosen arrows which attacks ,
Has the property of calculating life span in the wheel of time.”
6821. “They say that the son of Vali who has come to battle is Lord Indra himself ,
Who is the lord of all Devas , Neela is the son of Fire which eats way the world ,
At time of deluge , The emissary Hanuman who is like the God of death ,
Is the son of wind God and they also in the next birth he would become Lord Brahma.,”
6822. “ All people say ,that the Lord Rama who has given him the position of Lord Brahma ,
Has reached this city of Lanka to exterminate the Rakshasa tribe, Are they simply,
Telling it for fun or are they telling the truth ? And they also say ,
That each of the monkeys who have come here are sons of different devas,
What is the point in telling all these to you at this time?”
6823. “Are they telling these after research ? Or are they telling these due to fear?
Or are they telling it after understanding it by wisdom? Whatever it may be ,
That pure Sita is the Goddess Lakshmi who came out when ocean was churned,
And she is the mother of the entire world, who cannot be seen by bare eyes,
She is the the great Goddess who lives in the great heavens ,
And they say do not call her as a weakling.”
6824, “They also told that the way that Rama came to the forest ,
Is because of the request of Devas, The Greatest God ,
Who is the Lord of Dharma has come in the form of Rama ,
Considering the great boons got by Ravana , the king of Lanka ,
Built on Trikona mountains and has the sea with its fishes as moat.”
6825. “They said that to this city of Lanka , thousands and thousands of ill omens have occurred ,
They said the Goddess of security of Lanka who was hit by Hanuman ,
Who was the emissary of the very suitable Rama who was asked ,
To find out the good Sita who loves all the beings more than their mother
And had left Lanka , They said war entered in to the city in the form of Hanuman.”
6826. “ Vibheeshana who by his body belongs to our clan of Asuras,
Who does not tell a lie , who is greater by arms length than Bruhaspathi , the Guru of Devas,
And who is wise brother told you that , all the asuras with you their king ,
Would be killed by the arrows of Rama and went out. They properly said.”
6827.”I came to know all these as told by others and due to the reason that,
My clan of Asuras has always been destroyed by Lord Vishnu and due to the fact,
That I have great love towards you , A great sorrow ebbed in my mind,
Due to which I told you these . If you now release Sita, all your sorrows would end.”Said Malyavan.
6828. Ravana replied ”let all these rest. You told now the nature of men, monkeys and Devas ,
Who were defeated by me and besides that told, “I would get defeated”,
Your learned knowledge seems to be great,” and also told the following.
6829.”Along with the ignorant men , not only the monkeys , let all other beings,
Join together with them. Let the people of serpent world join with those on earth ,
And let the heavens also join with them and come desiring for a great war with me ,
With a bubbling mind . Even if all these enemies come for the sake of Sita,
Would I retreat from waging a war and fighting with them.”
6830”.Would not the very many arrows with me which are in my hand ,
Which have won all over the world , which are more powerful than one’s Karma,
Which pierced the back of Devas who wanted to fight with me,
And went beyond them in the battle field ,become ineffective against these monkeys?”
6831.”If Lord Shiva who is famous for holding the trident in his broad hands,
Appear before me as a monkey and fight with me in war , he would retreat ,
And what else can he do? The sharp arrows that are in my hand ,
Are not the poison that appeared in the ocean , so that he can swallow them.”
6832. “Oh sir , even if Lord Vishnu holding the divine wheel who ran away,
Scared from war with me comes before me and attacks me ,
The arrows in my hand would emit fire burn sun, moon and fire themselves,
And are they Kaisthubha gems which reached his chest when the ocean was churned?
Possibly you may not be aware of that.”
6833.”If that Indra who holds the sword of victory has taken the form of monkey,
Are my mountain like shoulders , the small hills , whose wings he cut them off ,
Long time ago using his sharp Vajrayudha , which fell down and could not rise up?”
6834.With mind going as emissary , with the mind of ladies which has gone astray ,
Who were going to the place of their lovers becoming sad ,
With CHakravake birds losing their anxiety , the water of darkness ,
Which was engulfing Meru mountain where lot of devas lived ,
Started flowing out and the darkness that was covering the world went away.
6835. The Sun god who used to normally going outside the Golden wall of Lanka,
Greatly scared tp peep in to the city to get an idea of the city , thinking that,
The king of kings Rama had come agreeing for a war and so I am stronger now,
Appeared on the eastern sky as if to see that great city of Lanka.
Chapter on seeing city of Lanka.
(Rama along with other friends cmibs on Suvela mountain to inspect city of Lanka. He gives a picturesque description of the city to his brother Lakshmana,)
6836-6837.Rama perhaps thinking that Sita his wife who was like Arundathi in chastity,
Was in Lanka and perhaps egged due to the great love for her started to climb,
To the top of Suvela mountains with a view to see that great and pretty city ,
Surrounded by his great companions on both sides and followed by his younger brother,
Further accompanied by all soldiers wanting to fight the battle,
And his two lotus like hands were held by two kings and it looked as if,
One great lion with ability to fight surrounded by tigers and elephants ,
And climbed like a king lion climbing on a matchless mountain.
6838.Like the very angry sea making tumultuous and great sound ,
Which surrounds the world the darkness that was pressed on the city of the Asuras ,
And on its beauty , Indicated its future destruction and the black sun rose up on a mountain,
In the north instead of the mountain of sun rise in the east.
6839. That Rama who was holding a huge bow from which the rain of arrows,
Used to drop down creating a huge sound reached on the top of the mountain,
And was like a huge black cloud with hands , legs , face and eyes ,
Which were pure and which resembled a forest of lotus.
6840.Among the mountain like monkey soldiers who arranged stone mountains,
To a sky touching height and crossed the ocean in which water flows,
The standing Rama who was born in Manu clan whose members had ,
Mountain peak like soldiers was looking like an emerald mountain in the middle of golden mountains.
6841After parting with the sweet Sita who had eyes like a doe , Rama whose mind,
Was suffering like the male Andril bird which had parted from its sweetheart ,
Became slightly composed on seeing the long bud built across the sea,
And with his two long lotus like eyes , looked at the great city of Lanka.
6842,Rama looked at Lakshmana and told , All the great poets who can compose poems,
After having found all the good of all the cities of the world and when they started praising
Would compare them with Indra’s city but never compared them with this Lanka ,
For possibly those poets were not able to understand the differences between those cities.
6843,”In the faultlessly shining floor made of red gold , making even the Sun ashamed,
The palaces made of greatly lustrous gems and which cannot be drawn by even by an expert,
In that city showed great craftsmanship and because ,
They were dazzling the eye , it was not clear to the eyes.”
6844.With the very greatly shining gems , spreading their rays of light widely,
The light appears even to touch the sky and due to the victorious Hanuman,
Who had the ability to destroy enemies burnt it with the fire in his tail,
That city surrounded by flags had the appearance of burning even now .Please see it.”
6845. The multistory buildings having golden roof which has been built ,
With best and well spread out emeralds , surrounded by the shining rays of the sun,
And the faultlessly built well spread out homes using silver were shining like swans,
Appeared like the pond with spreading green leaves ,
Having very large number of fully open lotus flowers .Please see it.”
6846”.Due to those lustrous buildings with pillars inlaid with red gems , making it resemble,
The flame of fire, built in a dense manner sending out sheaths of light ,
The black clouds spread over the top of the city were not appearing black ,
And are resembling red hot iron bars of the city, when Hanuman set fire to them.”
6847.”Oh Lakshmana , who always has the scars made by hanging bows ,
On your broad shoulders , though the elephants which have eyes,
Sparkling with great anger are normally black in colour like the darkness,
Due to their digging the golden floor of the city with their nails of their strong legs,
And threw it to the top by their trunks and they appeared ,
Like golden mountains moving on the streets of the city, please see.”
6848.”Oh lad who carries the bow to fight the war , all the waving pretty flags ,
Due to wind, which are hung on the gem studded pillars with faultless beauty,
Appear cleaning the dirt of clouds which have spread all over the sky,
And thus making the sky extremely clean. Please see them.”
6849. “This ancient city of Lanka , has been built straight in a row by using rope,
Has drawing carefully painted on them again in a perfect row ,
And all the perfectly pretty houses have been connected like gems ,
With the palace of Ravana the king of asuras in the middle ,
Shining like a serpent stone and looks like the garland of gems ,
Worn by Lord Varuna who is the king of huge oceans.”
6850.”Oh wise one who knows the conduct of Dharma , in the middle ,
Of the very well known long streets , all the horses which proceed ,
With the light of multistory buildings decorated with various types of gems,
Falling on them are making them not showing their natural colours ,
And not showing any particular colour , but of a strange colour , Please see them.”
6851.”Oh valorous one , Those mansions built by soft crystal stones ,
Which would make even the God of love faint , are visible if some other light,
Falls on them and not visible to the eye in the absence of such light ,
Making us feel that they have been built with water ,
And please see the way that they reflect the images.”
6852”Oh lad with red palms with arrows and lustrous bent bows,
Since the rays of light spread by the cool and white moon ,
Have the habit of lighting with breaks in between , the collection of emeralds,
Kept under the roof of white Pandal is resembling ,
Lord Vishnu sleeping on the white ocean of milk.”
6853.”Oh Prince who is like a male lion which wants to win over,
Those who oppose it , on the top of the terraces which shine as if,
It wants to resemble the stars , please see a lady of the serpent world,
Taking out a round mirror from a black long bag , which resembles ,
The full moon which is swallowed and spit by two serpents.”
6854.”Oh valorous one who has a great bow which only carries victory,
Those long necked Camels reaching the terraces of homes ,
Which appear like the hills surrounded by flags , seeing the luster of light,
Given out by the embedded gems there , mistake it for young leaves,
And are straightening up to and take them away by their mouth.”
6855.”Oh valorous one who holds in his hand the cruel bow which only carries victory,
Due to the scented Akil smoke lit by ladies to dry their flower decorated hair ,
Surrounding everywhere makes the pretty mansion built by corals ,
Look like Lord Shiva covering his entire body by the huge elephant hide .”
6856.”Oh son of Dasaratha who is like a elephant holding bow , You would see,
Several artificial hills made by the very knowledgeable Viswakarma using blue gems,
Which is like the hills of sins by the Asuras who d not know what is charity.”
6857.” With the pretty look of great joy getting spoiled due to being imprisoned ,
By the Rakshasas, with a mind that was struggling like the waist after parting ,
With their darling husbands and with a hip which can be suspected as serpent’s hood,
The Deva ladies are looking at us similar to peacocks looking for ,
The onset of the rainy season, Please also see that.”
6858.Oh Lakshmana who wears garlands of freshly opened flowers ,
To see our prowess The deva ladies who speak like Yaazh and Devas ,
Are climbing on the terraces and see their nature which is like ,
People running away from the city saying “good time has come for us,
And let this city of Lanka go to Dogs.””
6859.Like this when Lord Rama was showing the city of Lanka to Lakshmana,
And explaining him without repetition , newer and newer sights of Lanka,
Ravana who was the king of that great city , to observe the greatness ,
Of the monkey army reached the top of a golden spire which touched the sky.
Chapter on Ravana seeing the monkey army.
(Ravana climbs on a tall tower to survey the monkey army.His spies explain to him about who is who in the monkey army. In Valmiki Ramayana there is a chapter of Ravana sending another spy called Sardula to survey the monkey army. There is also a seen in which Ravana shows Sita by illusion a cut head of Rama))
6860.That Ravana who hits and attacks breaking the rope tying him ,
And who was like a male elephant , due to his passion towards Lady Sita,
Had a matchless shoulder wounded by arrows of God of love ,
And he climbed on a spire which was like a mountain with several peaks.
6861.That shoulders of Ravana who was losing his strength by the beauty of Sita ,
Who had become thin due to parting with Rama became more taller ,
AS soon as it was known that “War has come” and he became so strong ,
That he was capable of waging a war himself against the Northern Meru mountain,
6862.On that spire there kalasa made of pure gold was shining like peaks of Meru,
And the spire itself was shining like the golden Meru mountain ,
Ravana stood on the top of the spire like the serpent Vasuki,
Standing on the Meru mountain , to win over the wind god.
6863.On the five elements intertwined with the ten directions ,
And on all the worlds that were surrounding this world ,
He was spreading the shade of his kingship ,
And his regal umbrella shed light on him making everyone surprised.
6864.On the top of tall lustrous long black mountain ,
Ravana ’s upper cloth which was similar to the falling stream,
In the wing generated by the Cowries slightly moved here and there.
6865.The Urvasi belonging to heaven , the Thilothama who was like Goddess Lakshmi,
Who lives In the scented lotus flower , The Menaka with the red mouth ,
Rambha belonging to a great family, as well as all the deva maidens,
For giving more prettiness to Sita stood very near to Ravana.
6866.Ravana went systematically accompanied by fourteen thousand ladies,
Who were born when the ocean of milk was churned and who all had ,
Cheeks like the Veezhi(red coloured) fruit and shoulders like bamboo.
6867.He had bent long teeth like the crescent of moon seen from a cave,
On both sides of his lips which gave light luster on his ornaments ,
And he was like a mountain with cloud which wore ear globes ,
And was wearing a garland of blue gems on his shoulders.
6868.Sage Narada with his Veena which can raise sweet music was playing ,
The nectar of Sama Veda , and with very knowledgable people were reading ,
Great books , but these though entered in to his ears , did not reach his mind ,
But came out of his ear itself and his mind was chanting “Sita, Sita”,
And his soul was getting eroded with great passion for her.
6869. At that spot there were one hundred crore Asuras who had cruel hands,
Who carried sword, spear as well as bow and whose strength ,
Would not get reduced even if they happened to fight with Lord Shiva ,
And those Asuras were having red eyes due to rising anger and stood on both sides.
6870. There were hundred crores of Asuras ,
who with their pretty hands uproot the worlds,
Who have been primary citizens of the city of Lanka since it was founded ,
And who never do any harm to their king
Walking on both sides of Ravana carrying shining bows.
6871.There were among them people who work on earth , people ,
Who travel on the sky and they were playing Beri . Murudu with pretty eyes,
Small drum and all the instruments that people like , which were ,
Like the sound of Rakshasas moving about among water rich clouds.
6872.The maids of the serpent world who had eyes which scare even poison ,
The very shy Vidhyadhara ladies whose waist made even the vanchi climber scared,
And the deva maidens who talk pretty words with sweet taste ,
Sang the sweet Panchama Tune and danced to that tune.
6873. He was surrounded by the fearsome shirt wearing security guards,
Who had eyes that spit poison , who were holding the weapon called mace in their hands ,
Who had words which made even clouds get scared and fall on the ground,
And who had red mouth of the colour of Murukka flowers.
6874.The broad shoulders of Ravana cannot be compared to the eight mountains ,
Proving there is nothing comparable to them and the scented pastes applied there ,
With their perfume mixed in air used to come and tell about his coming in advance just like spies.
6875. There were ten thousand people who were there, who were holding a staff,
Who had eyes that looks at others with fire sparks , Who keep on walking without rest,
And who knew the tricks of guarding the palace and were guarding Ravana.
6876. On the spire of the gem studded decorated door way of the fort ,
Ravana stood like a black cloud pregnant with water and he saw with his pride filled eyes,
The personification of four Vedas and lord of those Vedas , Lord Vishnu,
And who is Lord Rama who is causal being searched by those Vedas.
6877. Ravana seeing Rama with anger bit his lips and flew in to great rage ,
And small fire sparks came out of his eyes and at that time due to his great anger ,
A sound like thunder emanated from all directions , his mind burnt,
Along with his all his very strong ten shoulders twitched.
6878. Ravana seeing Lord Rama thus became mentally upset and Seethed ,
Like the very fast Rahu who goes near and fights with,
The very lustrous sun in the sky who was blood red in colour .
6879.”The very different looking one is definitely Rama as his body itself tells about it,
And so leaving out telling about him , please tell the valour ,
Of the other commanders “asked Ravana and then Charana told.
6880.Charana pointing to Lakshmana told , “He is Lakshmana ,
Who when informed by Soorpanakha that she is your sister ,
Took a sword in his pretty hands and cut off ,
Her breasts , nose as well as ears.”
6881.”That Lakshmana does not look at any law which is not Dharmic,
He is like the mountain at the horizon which has the black sea in it ,
And he flies in great rage which can be called the sleep that cannot be removed.’
6882.:Oh Lord ,He is so blessed that Rama with his hand held his hand in love ,
And is Sugreeva , the son of Sun God who fought With Vali,
Making this entire world tremble and is famous for his prowess in war.”
6883.”The one near to Sugreeva is Angadha and is as strong as his father Vali,
Who is the one who with his pretty big strong shoulders churned ,
Using Mandhara mountain and using Vasugi as rope ,
And helped the Devas get nectar from the ocean of milk.”
6884,”The one who is walking nearby is the one who followed the Sun God,
And is similar to Lord Varaha who picked the world by his bent teeth ,
Who had crossed the ocean and came to Lanka and you have already seen him.”
6885.”This Neela who is standing there is the son of the God of fire ,
Though it is clearly known he does not have the strong trident and the rope ,
In destroying others , he is termed as the strong Shiva
Who swallowed the poison and also God of death.
6886.”The one who stands there alone in Nala who is like a mountain,
And even before the fire of anger cooled down in the mind of Rama ,
Because Varuna did not give him the way , He built the bund across the wide sea.”
6867.”There stands the king of all bears Jambavan who can tell past , present and future,
By his wisdom and he was existing from the time when Devas churned the sea and got the poison,
And in spite living for so many years , he is capable of uprooting the seven worlds.”
6888.”Near the commander in chief who is like a dark mountain, stand ,
Two people who are like two stable golden mountain , are as strong as ,
Rama and Lakshmana in that entire Army and are the sons of Doctors of Devas.”
6889.”That One in the centre is known as Kumudha. One who stands,
Next to him is Kumudaksha,The one on the other side , Gavaksha.
The other one is the famous Kesari who is the father of the great wealth Hanuman,
Who is said to be Lord Shiva and also Lord Brahma. He is of great prowess.”
6890.That one is Murabha who has lustrous shoulders who has nails , teeth and hands ,
Like the Lord Narasimha and who sheds light like lightning and that is Sarabha ,
Who wears many great garlands and if he desires he can uproot anything ,
And here is the great one called Sathabali.”
6891.There stands Panasa who though he does not have three eyes,
Is like Lord Shiva who burnt the three cities, The one who stands,
First in the first row of the army is Vrushabha and the one ,
Who is opposite to him is Sushena who possesses great knowledge.
6892.Dadhimukha who is standing left of Sugreeva , the son of Sun God ,
Is the one who reduced the burden of the back of the earth ,
By uprooting many hills with bamboo forests and who is fiercer that fire when angry,
And the one there Shankha who is like a lion.”
6893. “Oh great one please hear .Does that army of monkeys ,
Has any comparison or limitation in number even if we count,
The number of stars in the sky or fishes in the sea,
Or the sand in the beach , it is not possible to count them.”
6894. The very strong Ravana then got angry and smiled, looked at that spy,
And said, “It looks that you are praising the monkeys who wander about,
In small gardens What can the herds of deer who wander about in different ,
Forests do to a Lion “ Said he teasingly.
Chapter of breaking of the crown.
(Sugreeva jumps to the tower on which Ravana was standing has a big fight with hi.At the end he snatches the crown of Ravana jumps back and keeps that crown on the feet of Rama.)
6895.When Ravana was talking like this to the spy , Rama looked at Brother of Ravana,
And asked , “Please tell me about those Rakshasas who have come to see our strength ,
And are standing on the indestructible compound walls which are very tall,
Who have completely hidden the sky , in the proper sequence.”
6896.”The Ravana oif evil activities is the one who has climbed on the spire ,
Who is in between the famous deva maidens like Thilothama ,
Who is bent upon transplanting all his relatives and clan members ,
Who are the seedlings in the hell and has already prepared the hell for it.”
6897.Even before Vibheeshana could think anything further and tell ,
Some other thing , With sparks of fire coming out his eyes due to anger ,
Sugreeva , the son of Sun God , just like Hanuman who is like the Vedas ,
Who when his mother told that his food is the red fruit , jumped ,
On the Sun thinking that he is the red fruit, jumped on Ravana.
6898.He left the top of Suvela mountain which touched the stars in the sky,
Breaking all his greatr abilities and jumped at Ravana the mountain ,
Just like his father who spreads his red rays of light everywhere ,
Jumping from the mountain of sun rise to mountain of sun set.
6899.Like water flowing to the place lower down , the Trikoota mountain,
Bent on the earth and got dejected , Sugreeva reached on the spire of Ravana ,
And thinking of Sita who was shedding tears like flood from her eyes ,
Went with the speed of the mind and was comparable to Jatayu ,
The king of hawks who jumped and attacked Ravana.
6900. Those heavenly maidens who had big eyes were seeing Rama who was of the colour
Of the black cloud and who was a pretty mercy of ocean, and who were greatly happy ,
And also other maidens felt as if a huge thunder fell on their mountain,
And ran to all directions like the sacred crowd of peacocks.
6901.The son of Sun who removes black darkness Sugreeva , when he saw ,
The Very powerful Ravana went before him and like Lord Shiva ,
Who stood against the Halahala poison when the sea was churned,
And stood there like a golden mountain standing before a blue mountain.
6902.When Ravana asked him, “why have you come in this direction?”,
Sugreeva without replying him jumped on him and hit at the chest of Ravana,
Who had twenty broad shoulders due to winning over the eight directions ,
Making him shiver , using his two hands with great lot of force.
6903.Then Ravana with unjustified anger and with great enmity looked at him,
With eyes giving out fire sparks by his twenty hands which were on all his sides,
Like a forest with trees and beat him and that sound echoed in all ten directions.
6904.From the body that was hit by Ravana blood started coming out drop by drop,
And Sugreeva with great anger went in front of Ravana , joined his body with him,
Rose up with very great speed and kicked at the ten heads of Ravana,
Over which he was wearing a crown and kicked on his face also.
6905.Ravana within a second caught hold of the two legs of Sugreeva ,
And making him suffer greatly , using several powerful techniques of wrestling
Made Sugreeva faint like a lion attacking an elephant in rut ,
Put him on the white washed floor and rubbed him with his powerful legs.
6906.Sugreeva caught tightly held of body of Ravana who rubbed him on the floor ,
With great strength with smoke coming out and pressed him on the ground ,
And made blood come out of the mouth guarded by teeth of the shape crescents,
Which gushed out like blood coming out of the cave , And Sugreeva drank it.
6907.Ravana who is black like Kajal , picked up the body of Sugreeva ,
Who was like a Meru mountain and who drank his blood,
Caught hold of him like a cruel poisonous snake by his various hands,
And started rotating him dashing him on all eight mountains producing fire.
6908.Sugreeva who was like Lord Shiva who burnt the walls of Tripura in an instant ,
Hit hard with his fists on chest of Ravana who rotated him , making nail marks there ,
And nearing Ravana with his thick and long hands caught hold of his waist ,
And rotated him and Ravana fainted and Sugreeva threw him in side the moat.
6909. Ravana who climbed swiftly from the moat so that he can prevent ,
Sugreeva , who pushed him in the moat from running way ,
And pushed speedily Sugreeva in that same moat that he fell inside
And Sugreeva came up to fight with him and neared Ravana ,
And both of them rolling fell in to another moat.
6910. They who fell in the moat became angry rotated to right as well as left,
They pressed as well as not pressed themselves on each other’s bodies
They neared each other , did not go near but rose up .
Without getting up opposed and though for little time , it appeared,
AS if the war has stopped, it would not stop and without knowing ,
Anything happening outside they went on fighting with each other.
6911. That Sugreeva who was the son of Sun God travelling in the sky ,
Making the moat in to ocean of milk ,and churned with his pretty hands,
That merciless Asura who was spinning as if he was caught in a whirlpool,
Similar to the Mandhara mountain and Sugreeva was like Vali who churned.
6912. The Blood from the wounded body flowed like two rivers ,
Whose banks have been broken and the Sugreeva and Ravana ,
Who were fighting in the moat were fighting like hawk and eagle ,
And rose up in the sky and the people seeing it got scared and ran away.
6913.Sugreeva the son of Sun God who was fighting at a distance in the sky,
Hugging several flower decked shoulders the greatly enraged Ravana
Who was of colour of cloud and who was as strong as Meru mountain
And he appeared like his father the Sun with the planets going round it.
6914. When they were both greatly enraged and fighting on the sky ,
Ravana was hiding the luster rising from body of Sugreeva by tightly ,
Holding him with his twenty hands and was like the cloud,
Which hides The Sun who had very hot rays .
6915, That Sugreeva who was like Lord Vishnu with his upper part resembling lion
And who was the son of the very hot Sun God jumped separately,
Breaking the huge spire and making the ladies with anklet wail ,
And the entire city of the enemy becoming scared and upset.
6916.Running after the thunder which fell without breaking , with teeth like lightning ,
Falling like a cloud and getting progressively enraged Thinking “I will eat him”.,
That big Asura came after Sugreeva and caught his two hands with his two hands.
6917.The Sugreeva who was standing with great strength fought with Ravana who came,
Making even the God of death scared,He rubbed him on the earth and then Ravana ,
Picked up Sugreeva as if he was a machine and threw him with greay speed,
And like a ball coming back, Sugreeva came back and again fought with him.
6918.Both of them fell on the ground and fought spreading in various directions ,
Like the fire which spreads everywhere, they both flew in to great rage,
With one hitting with fist the other, the walls broke , The very tall ,
Mountains got powdered and the compound walls of the city broke.
6919.Rotating like a wind fan it was not clear where their bodies were ,
It was not possible to know whether the separated ones joined again,
And alo who threw whom , who neared whom , to those Asuras standing there,
Even the Gods in the sky watching the fight became depressed.
6920.When such a great matchless event was happening , Rama of the colour of the cloud,
Not able to see his friend who was like the deathless soul or his coming back, thought,
“All that I wanted to do along with you have been destroyed”
And with great
confusion , with depressed mind
became tired and fell down.
6921.”Oh friend , since my sensibilities and yours are same , your soul has merged with mine ,
Without you , if I continue to be alive, no work could be completed by me and also by your act,
You have pushed all the Devas in great sorrow and have given great joy to the Asuras,
And by your great anger has thus done great harm to me .”
6922.”Oh helper , who gave me hope that I would be able to recover Lady Sita,
You have been caught by Ravana who had cruel weapons given by god ,
And also power of illusion ,How can you escape from his clutches?
Even if you give me all the seven worlds , can I hope to live ?”
6923,” If you are killed by that evil natured Ravana , the act that I undertook,
Would end up in a different way and Now I would not continue to live,
I cannot afford to hear that you are not there and the bad name,
Of not being able to save you from enemy would also come to me ,
And so you are going to be the one who killed me in the battle field.”
6924.”Even if you happen to die , I would keep myself alive and uproot,
All the clans of Asuras from this world and then would die but then,
People would tell that that Rama having forgotten his soul like friend,
Is participating in war , What a hard mind he has? And so I will not kill the Asuras also.”
6925.”Oh sir , to me who is in pitiable state , you did an act that will destroy me ,
And having parted from you who has done a help that can never go away ,
From my mind I would not live. Unless I return back to Ayodhya ,
With this complete army of seventy Vellams , would this sorrow go away from me?’
6926.When Rama was pitying like this , Ravana and Sugreeva who were unable ,
To win or get defeated were fighting with each other, Sugreeva taking ,
Away using his strength all the gems in the crown of Ravana
Making Ravana feeling ashamed that, “It is better for me to die “, came back .”
6927.Sugreeva kept the heap of gems taken away from the crowns,
In which the best of the gems have been studded , at the feet of Rama,
Who was crying and depressed due to his absence and saluted him ,
And feeling shy stood near by and then the seventy vellam army,
Along with Rama and Lakshmana again got their souls back.
6928.Rama hugged his great friend Sugreeva and cleaned him by bathing him,
In his tears that were flowing from his lotus like big eyes of the act of touching ,
The ignorant Ravana who was bleeding from his bone deep wounds .
6929. That Rama who was shedding stream like clear tears from his own eyes,
Looked at his friend said, ”Your act of going away split my heart in to two,
And my soul started moving in and out of my body and my body also stopped moving.
You being one who takes actions after deep thought had done this suddenly” and also told.
6930.”Oh Sugreeva who has shoulders bigger than the mountain , if you had ,
Been killed by that Ravana who is bereft of mercy , I who had not given up my soul,
Even If I manage to win and destroy Ravana along with his relatives,
By doing a cruel war aimed at victory by rain of arrows , Still I would have lost,.”
6931. “When one concentrates the mind and sees , does not the greatness and valour ,
The very pretty heroic culture , all originate from patience ?
You seem to have forgotten our great need for you and bad name that may come to us,
And for spoiling the present life and life after death , What did you do without thinking?”
6932.”In this state , without returning back here speedily , if you go on delaying ,
I would think that some evil has occurred to you and I would also have died.
And following me all the beings on earth would also have died,
What is the use of Sita with a pretty forehead? What is the use of this world?
And what is the use of our coming here to fight ?, Oh great male ,
By your playful nature you have done an erroneous act .”
6933.When Rama told like this Sugreeva told , “ I do not have the prowess ,
Like the king of Hawks to do valorous deeds in the mid of the forest,
I would not show desire to go hospitable deeds like Guha in the city,
Inspite of seeing Sita with a parrot like voice being abducted by Ravana ,
I did not get her back to you .Also I have not brought ,
The ten heads of Ravana back to you and have come bare handed.”
6934,”To you who has killed my enemy Vali and gave me my life and kingdom,
I have left Ravana without killing so that you can kill him yourself ,
And I am leading a life of sorrow without doing proper help ,
To the proper people and so when your great enemy is still alive ,
Just like a monkey I was interested in doing some thing against your enemy ,
And possibly I have done harm to your praiseworthy deeds.”
6935. “Did not my weak shoulders become inferior to the elephants of directions,
Who have eyes more red than the copper which jumped on him with great anger ?
Saying that I would go even before your arrows reach and destroy your enemy,
With a upset mind , I have returned safely without any problems.”
6936. “Your great emissary Hanuman who can by the power of his speech,
The greatness of the books that he has learned , in a greatly contested war,
Showed the power of his tail those who came to show the power of their spear ,
And those who came to show the power of their bow in this great city of Lanka,
And I went in side the same city and showed them the power of my legs
Is there any limit to the prowess of your hands. .”
6937..When the king of monkeys with a bent head in salutations and with great shame,
Told several such words before the king of kings Rama , Vibheeshana ,
Who was wearing several ornaments which were shining like lightning in the sea
Looked at Sugreeva as well as the pretty Rama and told the following.
6938.”The gems that you had brought back were shining on the crown ,
Placed on the head of Ravana and is there anything greater than,
What is placed at the top of his head, for he considers them,
Even greater than his soul and by bringing them here,
You have completely uprooted all his fame and brought them here.”
6939.Just like one desiring to separate and bring the serpent gems from the hoods,
Of Adhi Sesha is the job of standing before Ravana who can remove any one ,
Using his feet wearing heroic anklets and take away these matchless gems ,
From his garlanded crowns and would be difficult for even,
Lord Shiva riding on the bull . Is there a more valorous act than this?”
6940. “Oh Sugreeva with shoulder decorated by gems , even if it is the white crescent ,
With stains , on the head of Lord Shiva or the Kausthubha gem on the chest ,
Of Lord Vishnu which is like big blue gem , they can be brought ,
But bringing the gem from the ten headed Ravana is more difficult and greater victory.
6941.”Oh Lord of the monkeys who has shining gem studded armlets on his shoulders,
Have you not snatched the head jewels Ravana who got the Chandrahasa ,
Which was studded with selected gems and diamonds from Lord Shiva ?
You have put the foundation gem of the victory that Rama is going to attain?
Is there any other words of praise for the acts that you have done?”
6942.Rama who was happy on hearing the praise of Sugreeva by Vibheeshana ,
Said,” I did not feel that your act is not victorious nor an act which does not merit ,
Praise on the valiant heroes. Who else except lord Vishnu who carried ,
The earth on his tusk can do this so quickly ?” said he again and again.
6943. The Sun God saw that his matchless son snatched several glittering gems ,
From the crown of the victorious Ravana from the world he is in .
Thinking that something undesirable may happen ,
Like one who got scared and wanted to hide , prepared to go behind the mountain of sun set.
6944. As soon as the night fell , with gems of the crown of Ravana giving ,
Sufficient light like a lamp , thinking in his mind of the great victory,
Achieved by Sugreeva the son Sun God with red rays , Rama ,
With a rising
shoulders got down from the Suvela mountain
and went in to his tent.
6945.Ravana who has never experienced any time such a sorry state of affairs,
Thinking that the distressing incident caused by Sugreeva was seen by the Devas of the sky,
And feeling greatly ashamed, feeling as if the look of all ladies surrounding him,
Was like that of males , Dying without really dying ,
Similar to his fame going down, got down from that tall spire.
Chapter on Formation of Army.
(This chapter describes how the army of monkeys besiege the city of Lanka on the four sides and also how Angadha was sent as an emissary to Ravana. Ravana tries to win Angadha to his side and later tries to kill nim and he escapes. The monkey army fills up the moats surrounding the city by putting mountains in them and force the Rakshasa army top come out and fight with them. In Valmiki Ramayana Rama decides on the leaders of his army in different gates based on information supplied by Vibheeshana’s ministers.)
6946.Ravana who was hit by the spear called “respectability” with all his ten heads,
Greatly faded and looking like a faded and spoiled lotus flower , with bent heads,
Reached his palace which touches the sky .He did not partake any drinks ,
Did not get joy by hearing songs about God , did not go to the dancing stage and hall,
Did not talk with any body but lay down on a soft bed.
6947. That king of Rakshasas who was having sharp teeth and due to being depressed ,
By loss of the matchless gems was similar to Adhi sesha who was breathing heavily .
From several of his heads as he was having a broad head with several hoods,
And due to his living separately from Lord Vishnu who exists as truth ,
Who was the leader of all beings and who sleeps on the flower bed on ocean of milk.
6948. At that time Sardhula whose real state is not known to even people ,
Who moved with him more closely than his mother and who is an expert in illusion,
Came to the Palace of Ravana and the door keeper went and told Ravana ,
Saluted him and told him that “The person whom you had asked to approach
The enemy and , enquire about their workings has come.”
6949.Ravana said, “Call him in” and Ravana looked at that very intelligent spy,
Who saluted him and asked “please tell me without mistake all the spy news ,
That you have gathered” he understanding from the face of Ravana,
Who was a lion imprisoned in a cave and that he was greatly depressed,
With a mind submissive to him started telling in proper order what he knew.
6950.”Oh valorous one , Hanuman with seventeen Vellam army has besieged ,
The west door of the fort surrounding the castle wall . Rama along ,
With the son of Sun God with same seventeen Vellam army ,
Has ordered Sugreeva to never go away from him.”
6951.” Also Angadha the son of the king along with an army of seventeen Vellam,
Has been appointed to fight all the war that is necessary on the southern gate ,
seventeen Vellam army of monkeys as
well as his friends ,
He who is called as Neela is standing near the eastern gate .”
6952,He has chosen two Vellam army to search and bring consumable fruits and vegetables ,
For supplying food to that army which would be fighting with anger, and he has,
Instructed your brother to find out the situation in all the four gates,
And inform frequently and he and his brother are standing on northern gate.
This is the arrangements that have taken place in the army of enemy.”
6953.As soon a Sardhula finished saying this the Ravana with sparks of fire ,
In his eyes , with biting his teeth “Tomorrow when our chariots would run over their bodies,
And from the blood that would be flowing from them ,
I would wipe away the dust that rises from the war,
And you would see the destruction in the battle field,
That would be comparable with the destruction,
When the northern fire rises during final deluge.
6954.Like the light sun light rising on the the famous blue mountain,
That Ravana whose pretty shoulders had the mark of blood and flesh stains,
When due to the hitting of arrows of God of love , whose job was hitting with arrows ,
His flower spread bed got very hot , reached another room decorated by gems.
6955. He then made ten crores of ghosts guard outside his home,
Which was Looking like bare earth but had homes built by crystal ,
And sent word to his ministers who were born in faultless clans ,
For thinking and deciding about what needs to be done then.
6956.He looked at the crowd of ministers whose wisdom cannot be measured,
And asked,” With proper look out we have found that all the entrances of our fort ,
Are surrounded by the monkey army and so a huge war is going to happen,
And war will not go away from us and I am worried ,
What should we think now and what should we do now?”
6957.Nikumba said,” possibly you are thinking that the seventy Vellam Monkeys ,
Have surrounded all our walls and worried as to what is to be done now.
To destroy completely our enemies who wear the Uzhinjai flowers,
Your city’s ocean like army is thousand vellam strong and wears the Nochi flowers.”
6958.”When the Asuras start fighting with prime weapons like Iron rod, axe .
Spear , sword , the long spear with leaf like end , the devas would drop their weapons ,
Salute us and start running away , and how can the monkeys ,
With bare hands fight with us and attain great victory.”
6959.NIkumba an asura of matchless valour told like this , after beating the earth ,
And he fell like fire and laughed like thunder and further said ,
“Our affairs have become like this now,” and then Mali who was maternal uncle ,
Of Ravana said, “the disease of passion with very great sorrow ,
Is uprooting us like this and making us fall “ and further said words of love.
6960.”Does Hanuman who entered this city, set fire to it and made it in to dust,
Have the divine wheel in his hand? Does Sugreeva who came here and took,
Away the crown gems from your ten heads have Spear , trident or sword?”
6961.”And so even before the arrows start from the string of Rama , let us give back,
Sita who has a invisible waist and bosom which hurts her waist and we the Asuras,
Who have several weapons should speedily surrender to the monkeys ,
Who do not have any such weapons and there is no other way,
For us not to be harmed as we do not not have any protection.”
6962. When Mali told like this Ravana stared at him with fire coming out of his eyes,
And he who has bad name done due to acts done earlier “Possibly You only,
Want to tell cruel words at me and as you do not have any love towards me,
And are telling words which are not proper to our clan “ and hearing that Mali stopped talking.
6963. After that Ravana summoned his commander in chief and said to him,
“Oh valorous one who holds very sharp weapons in your hand and
Who used them on Kalakeya so that the fat and blood came out ,
Oh Commander of my army , take under your control two hundred vellam,
Of Rakshasa army , along with other captains stand on the east door.”
6964.”Oh Mahodhara who destroyed the pride of God of death ,
Go in proper time along with war mad valorous hero Maha Parswa “Oh enemy of Indra ,
And two hundred vellam army to the southern side belonging to God of death,
And kill all the monkeys which have tail.”
6965. “Oh enemy of Indra , Oh Indrajit , what is the use of telling your greatness ,
You have already seen the prowess of Hanuman the son of wind God ,
On the day that Lanka was burnt. Oh valorous one , With you great army,
Surrounding two hundred vellam of the army reach,
The western gate of the city before dawn.”
6966.”Oh Virupaksha , you have been fighting with the devas for a very long time,
And have only seen their death and is is improper for you to fight ,
With this weak monkeys who are in large number and it would not give fame to you.
And so along with the famous Moola bala and along with ministers ,
Protect this ancient , great and famous city .” Said Ravana.
6967.After waging war against all worlds which are south of Brahma ‘s land ,
Won over all of them and with war not satiating me and I would take ,
Two hundred vellums of the army along with elephants in rut , horses swords ,
And Army driving the chariot and protect the northern entrance”
Saying like this Ravana divided his one thousand Vellam army properly.
6968.Is the wide period of dark night which was reason of worrying everybody,
Only for Devas who want to see comfort ? Is it only for sages who have ,
Mastered the four Vedas? Is it only for the fair pretty Sita?
Is it only for the king of Lanka? But it brought comfort for all of them together?
6969. Fearing the tyrant rule of Ravana who does not have the culture of mercy
But has only interest in war, Sun thought that it would be difficult to come out,
And was hiding and when he was suffering like this with sorrow ,
Seeing the just king who destroyed the pride of the tyrant and who protects ,
Just like the emerging of small kings out of hiding , he appeared on eastern sky.”
6970.As soon as as the day broke with lot of dust hitting all the directions,
And subdue the sound of the ocean with flowing water ,
And the dusts filled up the ocean and the monkey captains ,
Who were not bothered not to fight as per the orders passed earlier ,
Arrived at their allotted gates of the city and surrounded them.
6971.That monkey army reached the walls of the city and jumped on it ,
Making the stars of the sky fall on the ground and tearing the universe ,
Making tumultuous noise and Sugreeva the son of Sun God with matchless rays,
And Lakshmana walked in front and Lord Indra saluted and greeted them,
And Lord Rama also Got up and walked towards the battle field.
6972, That epic city belonging to that debased one was greatly strong ,
Which was beyond the understanding of of those poets who had mastered ocean like books,
And the ocean like spear holding Rakshasa army , though it has been already swallowed ,
Was standing surrounding on the sides of the black sea and milky ocean like ,
Army of the monkeys standing opposite and made it look like a city.
6973.That monkey army surrounded the huge measureless army of Rakshasas,
AS if it is a net and this could be compared to the cloth like praise worthy seven oceans
At the time of deluge when the final storm is blowing ,
Made all the earth as one entity which was standing on one side.
Chapter on emissaryship of Angadha.
6974. That very charitable Rama along with seventy Vellam of monkey army of estimated valour,
Reached there speedily and was waiting for the thief Ravana to come ,
Beseigiing the northern gate and not being able to see the coming of Ravana,
He looked at Vibheeshana and said “Only now I remembered about a praise worthy act.”
6975.That Rama in whom the mercy of all the world stands looked at Vibheeshana ,
And said, “From here we would send an emissary speedily to Ravana ,
And ask him , whether ene now he is willing to release Lady Sita ,
And if he says “no” , we will think that destroying him is our duty .
This is what my mind suggests and it is Dharma as well as Justice .”
6976.Vibheeshana who has been crowned as the king of Rakshasas after hearing that,
Said that it is a good idea and Sugreeva the God of the monkeys stood up ,
And said that it was suitable for kings but the younger brother Lakshmana ,
Angrily said, “Showing mercy to that Rakshasa is a mistake and we have only to talk ,
With him using our arrows and there is no need to talk with him using words.”
6977.That Ravana cheated us and kept Sita , who is the lamp of chastity in prison,
He has done wordless crimes against the Devas, he has created several problems tio the Brahmins,
He killed beings with soul and ate them , he is ruling all the worlds ,
Up to the end of directions, He has stolen the wealth of Indra ‘s kingdom ,
And altogether he has the Dharma of doing undharmic acts .
6978.’Oh Lord who lives a destruction less life at all times , He did innumerable ,
Tricks , abducted Sita , your consort from you and made you drown in great sorrow
He also destroyed the life of your father Jatayu who took mercy on sita ,
And fought with him all alone , who had life span up to deluge.”
6979. “Oh famous leader , If Ravana releases Sita you would give ,
The alms of his soul to such a Ravana. What will happen to the word,
That you gave to Vibheeshana that as long as my name exists ,
You would be the king of Lanka, who surrendered to you.,
What would happen to the word on oath given by you to the sages?”
6980. With your wisdom and nature of mercy that explains Dharma ,
You have completely forgotten the words you have given to the sages,
As well as Vibheeshana as also all the ills Ravana have done to you.
After seeing this beautiful city of Lanka and its wealth,
With mercy you have decided that it is not proper for you to destroy it.”
6981 Rama with a view to impress the mind of Lakshmana replied,
“I did not forget the evils done by Ravana nor forgotten the words that I gave to,
Sages and Vibheeshana. What is going to take place is indeed war.
Should we not praise and preserve, the rules of justice in ruling,
AS given by great teachers ,Is it proper to go against them?
Even though one has got great strength of shoulders , it is only proper for them,
To be patient and that only would lead the victory .That is what is told books on political justice also “
6982”.If Hanuman who has gone earlier goes now also they would think that,
We do not have any one else to be sent as emissary .Who else is now a proper one to go?”
After thinking like this Rama decided the most suitable one is Angadha and ,
Even if the enemies show their valour at him , he would be able to come back safely.
6983. Others agreed to this proposal by saying “good” and Rama called Angadha and told him,
“Oh Angadha of good characteristics, go and meet the enemy and tell them ,
The two messages that I am telling you and after knowing their choice ,
Return back,. “ and what can we say about joy Angadha who was entrusted the job by Rama ,
And who had all the qualities needed for doing it , who had pretty,
Shoulders which were taller than the mountains.
6984.Angadha asked “What are those message which I have to convey to Ravana?”
Rama told, “ask him to decide whether releasing Sita who wears great ornaments,
And saving his life is good or whether he would like get all his ten heads ,
Broken in to pieces and lie on the battle ground . Tell this to him and ask him to choose one of them.”
6985. Rama further told , “Safely hiding inside the fort is not proper Dharma ,
It does look good on a valorous hero. It is also not a courageous act ,
It cannot be termed as valorous , If they have strength to come face to face ,
Battling with arrows and getting exposed to our arrow hitting them , ask them to come out.”
6986. Angadha attained heavenly joy thinking “If Hanuman is not there I am the substitute
And I got Rama ‘s certificate about it , Now who can be comparable to me “,
Saluted Rama by falling on the earth jumped like a lion through the sky ,
And speedily went like the arrow of Rama from his Kodanda bow, towards Ravana.
6987,Angadha who was an emissary who never went against the words of Rama ,
Who gave up his sleep on the ocean of milk and had come to Ayodhya ,
To cross the ocean of sins called Asuras who by their spear and heat of their look,
Crossed the walls of Lanka which were taller than the Meru mountain,
Which even the Sun God would find difficult to cross ,
Reached Lanka and went to the home of Ravana.
6988. The Rakshasas who saw Angadha were scared thinking that he was Hanuman,
Started crying , saluted him and begged him not to harm them and then Angadha ,
Saw who was hearing and examining the petitions of valorous people of different departments ,
With his twenty ears on his ten faces and also inspecting the army that was going to the war.
6989.”Since there are stones as well as trees to fill up the sea and so,
WE crossed this small ocean” is the adage that is proper to us but ,
Is there anything in this world born to kill this great one?
If he comes to the battle field holding lustrous weapons who can oppose him?
Only possibility is the bow in the hand of Rama” thinking like this ,
And appreciating his prowess Angadha stood there surprised.
6990. “After seeing this Ravana with clarity I feel that Rama who in a war .
Won over my father , who has won of this Ravana , by putting an arrow on his chest ,
Has come to kill this Ravana . These things can only be thought of.
Then we see a possibility of Rama killing him , Others cannot do anything against him”
6991.”If he completely leaves out his passion on the Lady Sita who is pretty,
Even without any ornaments , then in this earth who would be able to kill him?
Like the Garuda who snatched the gem of the open mouthed serpent ,
My father has snatched the gems of his crown and he is stronger than all” Thought Angadha.
6992.Angadha the emissary sent by Rama who is the store house of good characters,
After thinking like this went and stood very near to the lion like Ravana who appeared to be ,
A mixture of broad sea , cruel fire , poison and God of death and then after fixing hands and legs ,
And then put a very lustrous crown on its head and which was sitting emitting light .
6993. Ravana seeing Angadha who was standing near him with fire sparks coming out of his eyes,
Looked at him and asked “who are you , who is standing before me? , For what purpose ,
Have you come? Before the servants kill and eat you , please answer me in a clear manner”
And Angadha , the son of Vali with very great prowess ,Smiled showing his white teeth.
6994.”The Lord of all five elements and who is the Lord of earth surrounded by water ,
Who is Lord of Sita who sits on the lotus , who is the Lord of other Gods also,
Who is the Lord of Vedas that you recite ,and who is the Lord of all that is going to happen to you,
Has sent me as his emissary and I have come here to tell you the message that he has sent.”
6995.”Is your Lord the Lord Shiva? Or is he Lord Vishnu or otherwise is he Lord Brahma ?
Having collected all monkeys , after building a bund in a small pond like sea ,
Does he consider that he has done a valorous deed and does he feel that I would take mercy on him?
Has he sent you to find out about that ? Is he really a man as he has sent a monkey as emissary?,
Is he really the lord of the world ?” saying this that Ravana laughed loudly.
6996. “ Lord Shiva who wears the crescent and river Ganges on his matted head ,
And Lord Vishnu who holds divine wheel and conch in his hands ,
Would not dare to enter this city of Lanka . When things are like that ,
Just for a man , you have entered the city without any fear ,
And as an emissary and tell such words .Who are you “ Said Ravana.
6997.”I am the son Of Vali who is the son of Indra who tied a person called Ravana,
By his tail along with his pretty shoulders and went on jumping from ,
One mountain where elephants live to another mountain as well as ,
Churned the milky ocean using the Mandhara mountain so that devas can joyfully eat.”
6998.”Is not your father my friend as there is a strong witness to this.,
And your coming as an emissary to that Rama is some thing ,
For which there is no inferior act . Oh my dear son , I am giving ,
You the Lordship of the monkeys immediately
By your coming to me without delay you have done a great act .” said Ravana.
6999. Ravana who has already near to his ending days looked at Angadha and said,
“Rama killed your father and you are walking behind him and saluting him,
With two hands held above your bent head , making others call you as an ignorant one ,
Now if you come to me your bad name would go away and I would get the lady Sita ,
Then I would consider you as my son and what other great things I need to get?”
7000.”There is no doubt about the fact that those men would die in a day or two,
I have given your kingship to you today itself and you please rule,
Till the end of this eon ,sitting on the golden throne carried by lions ,
So that the devas would praise as well as salute you , I would crown,
You as the king of all monkeys by my own hands.”
7001. Angadha hearing those words of Ravana , clapped both his pretty hands ,
And laughed loudly making his chest and shoulders shake , “did not your younger brother ,
Go away from you and join us thinking that this is the end days of all the people of Lanka.
7002.”If you tell all type of nonsense which comes to your mouth ,
And try to make me join with you , how can an emissary become a king?
Has it ever happened? Would I become king of monkeys when you offer it to me?
And if we think of another comparison , it would be like a lion,
Accepting a kingdom, when a dog gives it to him.”
7003.Ravana got up with a resolution, “I am going to kill him”
And then thought “Would I touch my sword to kill a insignificant monkey,
Told, “ Oh emissary who has come here representing those ,
Whose last days have been determined by the invisible god of death,,
If you have decided that you would also die with them , tell the purpose of your visit.”
7004 Angadha told , “Rama who is still merciful towards you , called me today ,
And said, “you go and tell the sinner who is going to get the entire Asura clan killed,
Who is hiding inside the fort scared of the war and tell ”Please release ,
Lady Sita immediately and if you do not want to do it oppose me in the battle field and die”””
7005. He further said , “That Ravana who did not come when I killed his grand mother,
And made her the food for hawks , who did not come when I killed ,
His sweet uncle Subahu , who did not come when we were living in the forest ,
And cut off th two ears, nose and breasts of a lady who came there ,
Would he have maleness left him in him to come and fight with us here?’
7006.”Even after knowing that his brothers along with his relatives ,
Who were helping him to kill all the beings who cannot be destroyed ,
Were uprooted and killed by me and who made my brother separate from me ,
By deceit and abducted my lady, where is the chance of that Ravana ,
With bent teeth coming and facing me in a cruel war?”
7007.”When Hanuman after meeting lady Sita , killed all soldiers ,
Who opposed him then .rubbed his own son in to a paste on the earth,
And burnt his great city of Lanka and crossed the sea and ,
Came back , this Ravana did not come and how can he come now?”
7008.”When his brother Vibheeshana got the kingship which makes the need for him saluting ,
Others unnecessary , When Varuna came and saluted me unable to face my arrow,
When a bund was constructed to bridge the ocean , when I spared the life ,
Of the spies born in Rakshasa clan and removed evil from their hearts ,
He did not come and where is the suspicion that he would come now?”
7009.”When all the Devas who imprisoned him were seeing , in front ,
Of the deva maidens who were like the pretty lotus flower over ,
His mountain like shoulders , yesterday when the gems of his crown,
Were snatched away by Sugreeva who was like a tiger with stripes,
He did not come to fight and where is the chance of his coming outside?’
7010.He wanted me tell all these words to you and wanted to know ,
Your opinion and my Lord Ordered me to tell all these which are ,
Suitable to you, and requested you to think about them and chose ,
The alternative that you like and tell me boldly ,
Think properly about releasing Sita with dense hair on her head from prison ,
And saluting Rama or otherwise along with your relatives,
Come to embrace your death by coming along with me to outside the gate.
7011. “ You have waged war and made fall beings born in water ,
Those born in encircling fire , those born in this wide earth ,
And also those who were born in the sky and are now hiding in your town,
And if you happen to die there, it would bring a very bad name to you,”
Said Angadha in such way that it greatly wounded the mind of Ravana.
7012.AS soon as Ravana heard these words from Angadha , became ,
So angry that he looked like one who will swallow all beings,
And he ordered four people to catch Angadha with speed ,
And dash hi