Yudha  Kandam

(Book of war)

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

(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.)

Kadavul Vaazhthu

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?

 

1.Kadal kaan  Padalam

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.

 

 

2.Ravanana  Mandira Padalam

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  Vajradandha
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.

 

3.Hiranyan Vadhai Padalam

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.”

 

4,Veedanan  adaikkala  Padalam

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.

 

5.Ilangai kelvi Padalam

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.

 

6.Varunanai   vazhi vendu padalam

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.

 

7.Sethu Bandhana  Padalam

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.

 

8,Otthu Kelvi Padalam

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.

 

9.Ilangai kaan   Padalam

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.

 

10Ravanan   Vanara   thanai kaan Padalam

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.

 

11,Maguda Banga Padalam

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.

 

12.Ani Vakuppu Padalam

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 ,

With  another 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.

 

13.Angadhan   Dhoothu Padalam

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 ,