Monday, May 21, 2012

Bala Kandam




                                                       Bala Kandam
                                 (Transcription   and Translation  By P.R.Ramachander)
(This is the first  chapter Of Ramayana.  In this case it starts with the prayer of the author, his request to the parrot to tell the story of Rama,  The importance of Ramayana with a concise entire story  as told by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvathy , The request of mother earth, devas  and Brahma to Lord Vishnu to put an end to the troubles caused by Ravana, the conduct of Putrakeshti by king Dasaratha, Birth of Rama, Bharatha, Lakshmana and Shatrugna,  their  education, visit of sage  Viswamithra  to Dasaratha with a request  to send Lord Rama to help  him to protect the Fire sacrifice  he is conducting to please  the manes, Killing of Thadaga, Killing of Subahu, conduct of the fire Sacrifice, story of Ahalya , lifting of  curse on her by  Lord Rama, prayer of Ahalya addressed to Rama,  Visit of Rama to Mithila, his marriage  with Sita, and  the destruction of pride  of Parasurama)
I.1Prayers by the author 1
I.2 Introduction by the  author 3
I.3  Uma Maheswara samvadham 6
I.4 Shiva tells the  story 18
1.5 Puthra labha alochana 25
1.6 Puthra Kameshti 26
1.7 Protection of the fire sacrifice of Viswamithra. 37
1.8 Killing of Thataka 42
1.9 Ahalya Moksham 46
1.10 Ahalya  Sthuthi 51
1.11 Sitha Swayamvaram 58
1.12  Bhargava  Darpa samanam 69

I.1Prayers by the author
(Normally written as a prelude  before writing great works.)

Sri Rama, Rama, Rama, Sri  Ramachandra Jaya
Sri Rama, Rama, Rama, Sri Ramabhadra Jaya,
Sri Rama, Rama, Rama, Sitabhirama Jaya
Sri Rama, Rama, Rama, Lokabhirama Jaya
Sri Rama, Rama, Rama, Ravanathaka Jaya,
Sri Rama, Mama hrudhi ramathaam , Rama Rama,
Sri Raghavathma Rama, Sri Rama, Rema pathe,
Sri Rama Ramaneeya vigraha namosthuthe
Narayanaya namo, Narayanaya Namo,
Narayanaya Namo, Narayanaya Namo,
Sri Rama Namam padi vanna Paingili penne,
Sri Rama charitham cholleedu nee madiyathe
Sarika paithal thanum vandhichu vandhyanmare,
Sri Rama smruthiyodu paranju thudanginaal.

Rama, Rama, Rama , victory to Ramachandra,
Rama, Rama, Rama , victory to Ramabhadra,
Rama, Rama, Rama victory to the ever pretty one of Sita,
Rama, Rama, Rama , victory to the stealer of the mind of the world,
Rama, Rama, Rama , victory to the killer of Ravana,
Rama, please make my mind joyous , Rama, Rama,
The soul of Raghava-Rama, the consort of Lakshmi-Rama,
Salutations  to Rama  who has a very pretty mien,
Salutations to Narayana, Salutations to Narayana,
Salutations  to Narayana, Salutations to Narayana,
Oh she parrot who came singing the name of Rama,
Without any hesitation , please tell us the story of Rama,
That  baby of the parrot saluted those who are great,
And started telling with the memory of Rama.

Prayer to Ganesa
Karananaaya gana nadhan  Brahmathmakan,
Karunyamurthi, Shiva Shakthi sambhavan devan,
Varana mukhan mama prarabdha vignangale,
Varanam cheytheeduvan avunnoolam vandhikunnen.

The causal  leader of the ganas,
The one who has the soul of Brahma,
The epitome of mercy, the god made possible
By Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi,
The one who has an elephant face,
Is being saluted by me to the best possible extent,
So that he helps me to completely cross the blockades created by my fate.

Prayer to Goddess Saraswathi

Vaneeduga  anarathamennude , navu than mel,
Vani maathave, Varna vigrahe , Vedathmike,
Nanamenniye mudhaa navinmel nadanam cheyka,
Enanganane, yadhaa kanane digambaran,
Varijoth bhava mukha varija vase , Bale,
Varidhi thannil thiramalagale ppole,
Bharathi padaa vali thonnanam kaale, kaale,
Paarathe salakshanam menmel mangala seele

Please come,  and live always on my toungue,
Oh Goddess Saraswathi, who has a pretty varied form ,
Who is the soul of Vedas,
Without and sense of shame please dance on my toungue,
Oh Goddess with deer like limbs, like the one dressed by sky in the forest,
Oh Bala, who lives  in the face of Lord Brahma , born out of a lotus,
Like  the tides in the  wide ocean,
Make the words of the language  come in front of me from time to time,
Oh Goddess with auspiciousness,
Do not bother  to see appropriateness again and again.

Prayer to Lord Krishna , sage Vyasa  and sage Valmiki

Vrushni vamsathil vannu Krishnanayi pirannoru,
Vishnu viswathma , viseshachu anugrahikkanam,
Vishnujothbhava sutha nandana puthran vyasan,
Vishnu than thanna vannu piranna thapodhanan,
Vishnu than maayaa  charithramellam kanda krishnanam ,
Purana karthavine vananguneen,
Nanmara neraya Ramayanam chamakkan ,
Nanmugan ullil bahumaanam valarthoru,
Valmiki kavi sreshtanagiya mahaamuni than,
Mama varam tharekeppozhum  vandhikkunnen.

Let Lord Krishna who was born in the clan of Vrushnis,
And who was Lord Vishnu , the soul of the world,  bless me specially,
I salute sage Vyasa who was born in the family that started from Vishnu,
Who was really a sage who can be considered as incarnation of Vishnu,
And who was the one who saw the illusory history of Lord Vishnu,
And who was the one who wrote all the epics.
I salute  that sage Valmiki who wrote Ramayana,
Which is equal to the four Vedas,
And who was deeply respected by Lord Brahma with four heads,
And who was a great sage  so that he grants me boons always.

General prayer to Brahma, elders  and teachers

Varijithbhavadhiyakiya  deveanmaarum , narada prumukkharikiya munikalum,
Varija sararathihi prana nadhayum  mama varija makalaya deviyum thunakkanam.
Karana  bhoothanmaaram brahmnarude leena pamsu sanjayam mama,
Chetho tharpanathinde malyamellam  theerthu ,
Sodhana cheytheeduvaan aavolam vandhikkunnen.
Aadhaaram nana jagan mayanam bhagawanum ,
Vedamennallo Guru nadhan   than arul cheythu.
Vedathinnu adhara bhoothanmaar Irikkanam oru
Bhoodeva pravaranmar ,Thadwara saapaadhikal ,
Dathu Sankara Vishnu pramukanmaarkkum matham,
Vedagnothamanmaar , mahathmyangal  aarkku chollaam?

I should be helped by  the devas like Lord Brahma,
Great sages like Narada , Goddess Parvathi , the consort of lord Shiva
And  also my goddess Lakshmi who was born out of a lotus.
I salute the causal Brahmin leaders who examined my work,
And also removed  all the weakness in my work by toiling effort.
My teacher told me  That , all the Vedas,
Are the God who is basis of different  worlds.
Those who are  the basis of all the Vedas,
Are  to be seen as the great Gods of this earth .
Through them and are on the part of Lord Vishnu, Shiva and other lords ,
And they  who were the part of Vedas ,
To whom they will teach all they know?

I.2 Introduction by the  author
( The author  gives a brief introduction to Ramayana and expresses that he is not a Brahmin  and says that in spite of that he will pray God that  he becomes capable  of telling the story of Ramayana)

Pada sevakanaya bhakthanam dasan Brahma-
Pada jana jnani nadahyanayulloru  jnan,
Veda sammithamay mumbulla Sri Ramayanam ,
Bodha heenanmaarkku ariyaam vannam  cholledunnen,
Veda Vedanga vedanthadhi  vidhyakal yellam,
Chethasi  thelinju  unarnnavolam  thunakkenam.

This servant who has been working under  their feet,
Who is the wise man among the lowest Hindu Varnas,
Am attempting to tell  the old Ramayana  which has been approved by Vedas,
In such a way that even the ignorant  would easily understand it,
And I pray  that the Vedas, vedangas  and knowledge emanating from Vedas,
Should become clear to my mind and I would try my best in my attempt.

Sura samhathipathi  thadanu swahapathi,
Varadan Pithrupathi, niruthi jalapathi,
Tharasaa  sadaa gathi  sadayam nidhipathi,
Karuna nidhi pasupthi, nakshatra pathi,
Sura vahinee pathi thanayan Ganapathi,
Sura vahinee pathi  pramadha bhoopathi,
Sruthi vaakyaathmaa  dinapathi khedanaam pathi,
Jagathi  charachara jathikalai ullorum,
Agathiyai adiyannannu  anugrahikkana,
Makame sukame jnaan anisam vandhikkuneen,
Agrajan mama  sathaam  vidhushaam agresaran,
Mal guru nadhan, aneka  anthe vasikalodum ,
Uul kurunningal vaazhga, rama namacharyanum,
Mukhyanmaaraya guru bhoothanmaar mathullorum,

Let Lord Indra, the lord of Devas, Agni who is the Lord of Swaha,
Lord Yama who is the lord of manes , Varuna, the Lord of water,
The wind God, Kubhera the  God of all wealth ,
The treasure of mercy Lord Shiva, Moon who is the Lord of stars,
Lord Ganapathi   who is  the son of Lord Shiva,
Lord Shiva  who is the leader of Pramadhas ,
Lord Sun who is the soul of hearing and speech , the Lord of lands,
All the beings of this world which move and do not move ,
Should bless me  who does not have the support of any one,
And I  salute all of them  through my innermost mind.
My elder brother  who is much greater in scholarship to me,
My teacher  who lives  with very many disciples,
Let Rama the teacher  and all the chief elders who are my teachers,
Should always live and bless me from my innermost self.

Sri Ramayanam  puraa virinchi virachitham,
Nooru koti  grandham mundillathu  bhoomi thannil,
Rama Namathe japichoru kattalan  munnam,
Mamuni varanai  vannathu kandu  Dathaa,
Bhoomiyil ulla  janthukkalkku mokshatham ini,
Sri Maha Ramayanam chamakkennu  arul cheythu,
Veenaa paniyum  upadesichu Ramayanam,
Vaniyum  Valmiki than navin mel vaneedinaal.

The Ramayana  was composed by Lord Brahma in olden times,
And had  hundred billion  slokas in this world.
Once a hunter chanted  the name of Rama,
And he became a great saint  and seeing this Lord Brahma,
Ordered him to write Ramayana  so that,
It would help in the salvation of all beings on this earth,
And Lord Narada then taught him Ramayana ,
And the Goddess Saraswathi  occupied the toungue of Valmiki.

Vaneeduga eevannamen navin mel yevam cholvaan,
Nanamagunnuthanum mathinenthavathippol,
Veda sastrangalkku adhikariyallennu orthu,
Chethasi  sarvam kshami cheedvin krupayale,
Adhyathma pradheekam athyantham rahasyam,
Ithu adhyathma Ramayanam, mruthyu sasana proktham,
Adhyayayanam cheytheedum mathya janmikalkku yellam ,
Mukthi sidhikkummasanigdham mijanamam konde,
Bhakthi kai kondu kettu kolvin chaolleduvaan,
Yethrayum churukki jnaan  rama mahathmyamellam,
Budhi mathukaloyorikkadha kelkuunaagil,
Badharaagilum  mudan mukthanai vannu koodum.

Let her also live like that in my toungue also,
But I feel ashamed when I realize that I do not have sufficient wisdom,
As I am not authorized to learn Vedas and Sasthras,
I request you to please overlook and pardon this.
This Adhyathma Ramayana  gives rise to divine wisdom,
And is also kept as  very secret and has been told by Lord Shiva himself,
And all human beings  who learn this great book,
Would definitely get salvation even within this life.
Please hear all this with great devotion,
This greatness of Rama  has been told to you in a summary form,
Also if this is happened to be heard by wise people,
They would get rid of all problems immediately and also attain salvation.

Dathri bharathe theerppan Brahmadhi deva ganam,
Prarthichu bhakthi poorvam  stotram cheythathu moolam,
Dughdabdhi madhye bhogi sathamaayeedunna,
Metha mel yoga cheythidum Narayanan,
Dhathri mandalam thannil , marthanda kulathingal,
Dathreendra veeran Dasarathannu thanayanai,
Rathri charikalaaya  Ravanathigal thamme,
Marthandathmaja puram prapichoru sesham,
AAdhyamaam brahmathwam prapicha vedantha vakhya,
Vedhyanaam Sitapathi Sreepadam Vandhikkumnnen.

For lessening the burden of this earth,
When Brahma  and other devas , with great devotion,
Prayed Lord Vishnu who was sleeping on a snake in the ocean of milk,
He was born in the clan of Sun god  as  the son of Dasaratha who was greatly valorous,
And sent asuras who travel at night like  Ravana,
To the town of the son of Sun God(Yama),
And later attained first the divine position,
And I salute the divine feet of him who is the consort of Lakshmi.

I.3  Uma Maheswara samvadham
(The dialogue between Shiva and Parvathi where a Summary of Ramayana is being told)

Kailasa chale  soorya kodi shobhithe,
Vimalaalaye rathna peede, samvishtam dhyana nishtam,
Phala lochanam , muni sidha devadhi sevyam,
Neela lohitham nija bharthaaram,
Vandhichu  vamathsange vazhunna Bhagawathi,
Sundari haimavathi, chodichu bhakthiyode.

That goddess who  is the pretty daughter of ice mountain
And who lives on his left side  saluted and asked with devotion,
Him who lives on Kailasa mountain with the light of billions of suns,
In the purest of temple sitting on the jeweled throne  in the yogic pose,
Who has an eye on his forehead, who is served by sages , devas and Sidhas,
Who has a blue red colour  and who is her husband.

“Sarvathmavaaya naadhaa , Parameswara, Pothi,
Sarva loka vasa , Sarveswara, Maheswara ,
Sarvaa, Sankara , saranagadha jana Priya,
Sarva devesa , Jagan nayaka, Kaarunyaabdhe,
Athyantham  rahasyamaam  vasthu vennerikkilum,
Methrayum Mahanubhavamulloru janam,
Bhakthi viswasa susrooshadhikal kanum thorum,
Bhakthanmaarkku upadesam cheytheedumennu kelpoo,
Aagayaal jnaan  undonnu  nin thiruvadi thannodu,
AAkamshaa paravasa chethasaa chodhikkunnu,
Karunya menne kurichu undengil  yenikippol,
Sri Rama devatha thathwam upadesicheedanam.”

“Oh Lord who is the soul of all beings , Oh divine God , victory to you.
Oh God who lives on all worlds , Oh god of all , Oh greatest god ,
Oh Sarvaa, Oh Sankara , Oh God who likes people who surrender to you,
Oh God of all devas, Oh Lord of all universe, Oh Sea of mercy,
Even if a matter is that which is a great secret,
Those people  who are greater than the greatest,
When they see devotion, faith  and services ,
It seems teach it to their great devotees.
And so I  have taken courage  to ask your great self,
Along with great expectation  and a mind full of devotion,
“If you have at least a small mercy  on me,
Now  teach me  the principle  of the God Rama.”

Thathwa bedhangal  , vijnana inana  vairagyaadhi,
Bakthi Lakshanam , sankhya yogabedhadiigalum,
Kshethropavasa phalam , yagadhi karma phalam,
Theertha snanadhi phalam,  dhana dharmadhi phalam,
Varna darmangal punarasrama dharmangalum,
Yenniva yellam  mennodu ozhiyatha vannam,
Ninthiruvadii arul cheythu kettathu moolam,
Santhosha makatharil  yethavum unday vannu,
Bandha mokshangalude karanam kelkka moolam ,
Andathwam theernnu koodi jagath pathe,
“Sri Rama devande mahathmyam kelppan ullil,
Paaramagraham undu, jnan athin pathramengil,
Karunyambudhe, kaninju arul cheytheedanam,
Aarum nin thiruvadi ozhinju ithu cholvaan.”
Easwari Karthyayani , Parvathi , bhagawthi,
Saswathanaaya  parameswaranodu eevannam ,
Chodhyam cheythathu kettu thelinju devan,
Jagadadhyan easwaran , mandahasam poondu arul cheythu.

Difference in philosophies, renunciations involving  sciences and wisdom,
The real symptoms of devotion , SAnkhya , Yoga  and other aspects,
The result of going to temple and starving , the result of doing fire sacrifices,
The result of taking bath in sacred waters, the result of charity and gifts,
The dharmas of different castes and the dharmas suiting period of life,
Are  heard  to be with me always due to  the blessings  of the great yourself,
And  my heart is filled  with happiness  due to it,
And having heard the cause of attachment as well as renunciation,
My  mental blindness have  completely left me , Oh God of the universe.
“I have great desire in my mind to hear  the story of God Rama,
And if I am suitable to hear it , Oh  sea of mercy , please shower your grace on me,
For except  you  oh great God there is no one who can tell me this.”
The Goddess Karthyayani , Parvathi , Bhagwathi,
Said like this  to the Parameshwara  who is a great God,
And hearing this the great God , who is the lord of entire universe ,
Answered  her  with a very happy smile.

“Dhanye, Vallabhe , Giri kanye, Parvathi, Bhadre ,
Ninnolam aarkkumilla , Bhagwath bhakthi Nadhe,
Sri Rama deva thathwam , kelkkanam  yennu ,
Manatharil  aakamsha yundai vannathu, maha bhagyam,
Munnam yennodu ithu aarum chodhyam cheytheella, jnanum,
Ninnane kelppichalla  aareyum Jeeva Nadhe,
Athyantham rahasyamayulloru paramathma,
Ththwartham  arikayil  agramundayuthum,
Bhakthyathisayam purushothaman  thangal yetham,
Nithyavum chithakambil vardhikka thane moolam,
Sri Rama Padambujam vandhichu samkshepichu,
SAramayulla thathwam cholluvaan kettalum nee.

“Blessed one , wife , daughter of the mountain, Hey Parvathi, Hey lady,
Oh Darling no one has  devotion to god as much as you have ,
It is great luck that in your mind that a desire  was formed ,
To hear  the principles  of the God Rama.
So far no one has requested for this  and on your oath,
I also have not told about it to anybody, oh darling of the soul.
To get a great desire to know  the very secret ,
Principle behind the divine God  shows your wonderful devotion.
Which increased  greatly in the branch of your mind,
I would salute the lotus feet of Rama and summarize ,
The wonderful and essential principle. Please hear it from me.”

Sri Raman, paramathma , paramananda murthy,
Purushan prakruthi than  karanan yekan  paran,
Purushothaman  devan  ananthan, aadhi nadhan,
Guru, karunamurthi , paraman , parabrahmam,
Jagad udbhava sthithi pralaya karthavaya,
Bhagawan, virincha narayana sivathmakan,
Adhwayan aadhyan jana vyayan athmaraman,
Thathwathma , sachinmayan, sakalathmakan, eesan,
Manushan  yennu kalpichiduvor ajnanikal,
Maanasam  maya  samvyatha maaka moolam,
Sita Raghava maruth soonu samvadam moksha,
Sadhanam  cholvan Naadhe, kettaalum thelinju nee.

God Rama , the divine God , the God who is in divine bliss,
Lord Vishnu , the cause of nature, one who is alone and divine,
The greatest of men , God ,The endless one , the primeval lord,
Teacher , the merciful one , the greatest one , The divine Brahmam,
The God who is responsible for creation , upkeep and destruction of the world,
The God who is himself Vishnu, Brahma  and Lord Shiva,
He who does not have second , the first one ,
 He  who loves people , The God who is Rama the soul.
The divine one who is the meaning of principles,
He who is in all souls , he who is God,
And those who think that he is only a man are ignorant ones,
And since the mind is dark due to it being hidden by illusion,
And since The hearing of the discussion between Rama, Sita and Hanuman,
Is the one which leads to salvation , I will tell it to you,  darling, please hear.

Yengilo munnam Jagan nayakan Rama Devan,
Pankaja vilochanan , paramananda murthy ,
Deva kandakanaya pankthi kandane konnu,
Deviyum anujanum vanara padayumai,
Sathwaram Ayodhya pukka abhishekavum cheythu,
Sathaa mathra athmaa sakalesan  avyayan Nadhan,
Mithra puthadhikalaam mithra vargathaalum,
Athyuthaman maaraam , sahodhara veeranmaaralum,
Keekasathmaja suthanaam Vibheeshananaalum,
Lokesathmathajanaaya Vasishtadhikalaalum,
Sevyanai soorya koti thulya thejasaa,jaga-
Chravyamaam  charithravum kettu kettu anandhichu.
Nirmala mani sal kanchana simhasane,
Than maya deviyaya janakiyodum koodi,
Sanandam irunu aruleedunna neram , para-
Mananda murthy thiru mumbil ammaru bhakthyaa,
Vandichu nilkunnoru  bhakthanaam jagat prana,
Nandanan  thane trukkan paarthu karunya moorthi,
Manda hasavum poondu Sithyodu arul cheythu,
“Sundar roope , Hanumane nee kandayallee?
Ninnilum  yennilum mundu yella neravum ivan,
Thannullil Abhedhamayoru  Bhakthi Nadhe .”

But long , long ago, the lord  of the universe, The God Rama,
Who has a lotus like eyes, Who is blessed with divine joy,
After killing Ravana with ten  heads who defeated several devas,
Reached Ayodhya immediately along with his brother  and wife,
And  immediately crowned himself as the king of Ayodhya.
He who has the purest of souls , the God of all ,
The Lord who does not change,
Who was being served by friends and their sons,
By the group of several type of friends,
By greatly pure people , by the brother valorous heroes,
By Lord Bharatha son of Kaikeyi , By Vibheeshana,
And by  Vasishta the son of Lord Brahma and other  sages,
And who Shined  with a luster which was equivalent to billions of suns,
Heard the stories which are famous in this world  and became very happy,
Along with his Wife Janaki who was Maya devi ,
And while he was sitting on the golden throne studded with purest of great gems,
That Lord of divine joy , saw Hanuman the son of air who was standing there ,
Saluting him  and that merciful god  smilingly  saw Sita  and told her ,
“Hey pretty one , are you not seeing Hanuman?
He is always  within me and you,  always without fail,
With his mind filled  with the division less devotion.”

Dhanye , santhatham pramathma jnathe  ozhi-,
Chu onnilum oru  neram aasayaum illayallo.
Nirmalan athma jnathinnivan pathramathre,
Nirmmaman nithya brahma charikal mumbanallo.
Kalmasham  ivannu yethum illennu  dharichalum,
Than mano radhathe  nee nalganam  madiyathe ,
Nammude  thathwam ivannu ariyikkenam ippol,
Chinmaye, Jaganmaye , sanmaye Maayamaye,
Brahmopadesathinnu  durlabham  pathramivan,
Brahma Jnanarthigalil uthamothamanado.

Great one , he does not have any desire for,
Anything except  the knowledge of the divine God.
He is pure and deserves to be given knowledge about soul,
As he has no attachment and is  forever first among Brahmacharis(Bachelor),
Please understand that he does not have any stains,
And so without hesitating please tell what is in your mind,
Oh divine one, Oh one who spreads all over , One who is only goodness ,
And one  who is completely  filled with illusion,
He is fit to be taught about the knowledge of Brahmam,
For among those who seek that knowledge he is the first.

Sri Rama devan yevam  arulicheytha neram,
Maruthi thanne  vilichu aruli cheythu devi,
“Veeranmaar choodum magudathil nayaka kalle,
Sri Rama bhaktha pravara, Kettalum nee,
Sachithanandam, yekam  adhvaitam Para Brahmam,
Nischalam Sarvopadhi nirmuktham  sathaa mathram,
Nischayichu arinju koodathoru  vasthuvennu,
Nischayichaalum  ullil Sri Rama Devane nee,
Nirmalam , niranjanam , nirgunam nirvikaram,
Sanmayam santham paramathmanam  sadanandam,
Janma nasadhikal illathoru vasthu, para-,
Brahmam ee Sri Raman yennu arinju kondalum  nee,
Sarva karanam  sarva vyapinam  sarvathmaanam,
Sarvagnam  sarveswaram  sarva sakshinam nithyam ,
Sarvadham  sarvaadhaaram  sarva devathaa mayam,
Nirvikarathma Rama devan yennarinjalum.

When at that time after Sri Rama told  like this,
The Goddess called Hanuman and told him thus,
“The leading stone of the crown worn by valorous heroes,
The greatest among devotees of Rama , please hear what I say,
Please decide  within your mind that God  Rama is the,
The divine joy , the one and only one , one who does not have a second , the divine Brahmam,
The one who does not move, One who is not attached to anything, One who is only essence,
And that thing which cannot be known in spite of determination,
You please understand that this  God Rama  is pure , without stains,
One without properties , one who is  not having any feelings,
One who does only good , One who is peaceful , One who is the divine soul, one who is forever happy,
A thing which does not have any birth or death  and he is the divine Brahmam.
Please understand that God Rama  is the cause of all , one who is spread everywhere, one who is the soul of all,
One who is everything , One who is the God of all, one who is witness of all, one who is forever,
One who is everything and basis of all  , one who is spread in all gods and a without sensations.

Yennude thathwam ini  chollidaam ulla vannam,
Ninnodu  jnaan than moola prakrurthi aayathdo.
Yennude pathiyaa  paramathmavu  thande,
Sannidhi mathram kondu jnaniva srushtikkunnu.

Now I would tell you  the principle of mine in real terms,
To you I have become  the primeval causal  basis,
And my husband  who is the divine  God
Allows me to create  anything just by his presence.

Thath sannidhyam  konndennal srushtamama avayellam,
Thath swaroopathil aakkedunnu  mooda janam,
Thath swaroopathinum undo  jananadhikalennu,
Thath swaropparthe  arinjavane ariyaavu,
Bhoomiyil  dina kara vamsathil  Ayodhyayail,
Ramanai  sarveswaran than  vannu pirannathum,
Aamisha bhojikale  vadhippanai kondu  ,
Viswamithranum  koode ezhunneliya kalam,
Krudhayay aduthoru  dushtayaam Thadagaye,
Padhathi madhye konnu  sathwaram sidhasramam,
Badha modhena  pukku  yaga rakshayum cheythu ,
Sidha sankalpanaaya Kousika muniyodum,
Maithili rajyathinai kondu  pokunna neram,
Gowathama pathniyayor  Ahalya sapam theerthu,

All those which have been created by me due to his presence,
Are understood by foolish people  as the real divine form,
Not understanding that his form does not have any birth ,
For only those who have realized him will  know About it.
In this earth , in the clan of the sun God   , in Ayodhya,
The God of all  was born in the form of Sri Rama,
And for killing Asuras  who eat  flesh of humans,
When he went along   with sage Viswamithra,
He killed on his way  the  very bad Thadaga ,
Who approached him with anger  and saved,
The hermitage of the  sage  and also protected the Yaga(fire sacrifice),
And accompanied  the very great sage called Koushika ,
To the kingdom of Mithila  and on the way,
Ended the curse of Ahalya who was the wife of sage Gauthama,

Pada pankajam thozhuthavale  anugrahicchu,
Aadhara poorvam  Mithila puram akam pukku,
Muppura vairiyude chapavum murichudan,
Mal pani grahanavum cheythu  porunna neram,
Mulpukku thaduthoru  Bhargava Raman thande,
Darpavum adakki Vanpodu ayodhyayum pukku,
Dwadasa samvathsaram irunnu sukhathode,
Thathnum  abhishekathinnu  aarambichaan  athu,
Mathau Kaikeyiyum  mudakkiyathu moolam,
Brathavakiya   sumithrathmajanodum  koode,
Chithra koodam prapichu  vambicha kalam  thathan,
Vruthraripuram  pukka vruthantham ketta sesham,
Chintha sokathodu udhaka kriyadhikal cheythu ,
Bhakthanaam Bharathane ayachu rajyathinnayi,

After blessing her who saluted his lotus like feet
He entered the town of Mithila with all respect ,
And then broke  the bow  of the enemy of three cities(shiva),
And then married me   and when he was returning,
Lord Parasurama came before him and prevented him,
And he destroyed his pride  and entered the city of Ayodhya,
And lived there happily for another twelve years,
And at that time his father made arrangements for his coronation,
And due  to this being prevented by his mother Kaikeyi,
Along with his brother Lakshmana, the son of Sumithra,
He reached Chithrakoota and during that time,
His father expired and entered the city of death,
And hearing this with mind full of sorrowful thoughts,
He performed the after death rites and sent,
His devotee Bharatha  to rule the kingdom.


Dandakaranyam pukku kaalathu Viradhane,
Khandichu Kumbhoth bhavanaam Agasthyane kandu,
Pandithanmaaraam  muni maarodu sathyam cheythu ,
Dandamenniye Raksho vamsathe yodukkuvaan,
Pukithu Panchavati  thathra vaaneedum kaalam,
Pushkara sara paravasayai  vannaalallo,
Raksho nayakanude sodhari soorpanakha,
Lakshmanan avalude  nasika chedham cheythu,
Unnathanaaya kharan  kopichu yudhathinnai,
Vannithu pathinalu sahasram padayodum,
Konnithu  moone mukkal nazhika kondu thanne ,
Pinne Soorpanakha poi Ravananodu chonnal,
Mayayaa ponmanai vanna Mareechan  thane,
Saayagam prayogichu  sal gathi koduthappol,
Maya sitaye kondu Ravanan poya sesham,
Mayaa manushan  Jadayussinnu moksham nalki,
Rakshasa vesham poonda  Kabandhan thane konnu,
Mokshavum koduthu poi , sabari thane kandu,
Moksha dhanan  avalude poojayum kai kondau adha,
Moksha dhanam cheythu pukkithu Pambaa theeram,
Thatha kandithu ninne pinne , ninnodum koodi,
Mithra nandananaaya Sugreevan thane kandu,
Mithranayi iruppethenna  anyonyam sakhyam cheythu,
Vruthrari puthranaya Baliye Vadham cheythu.

When he entered Dandakaraya forest ,
He killed Viradha and visited Agasthya born out of a pot,
And he promised  before  the learned men and sages ,
That soon he would completely decimate the clan of Rakshasas,
And then he entered Pancha vati  and when he was living there,
Soorpanaka  the sister of the Lord of Rakshasas,
Came In the grip of the arrow shot by the God of love,
And Lakshmana  cut off  her nose,
And this made the highly placed Khara angry,
And he came to fight with  fourteen thousand Rakshasas,
But they were all killed within  one and half hours time,
And later Soorpanakha  went to Ravana and told him about this,
And Rama gave salvation to Mareecha by using an arrow,
When he  came in deceit  as a deer made of gold,
And after Ravana went away taking the duplicate illusory Sita,
That man of illusion gave salvation to the bird Jatayu,
And later went and later gave Salvation to Kabandha ,
Who came taking  the  form of a Rakshasa,
And later he went and saw Sabari,
And accepted  the worship by her ,
And he entered  the banks of river Pampa,
And there he saw you and along with you ,
He saw Sugreeva the son of  Sun god,
And signed a treaty of friendship with him,
And killed Bali the son of Indra who was the enemy of Vruthra.

Sitanveshanam cheythu Dakshina Jaladhiyil,
Sethu Bandhanam, Lanka mardhanam pinne sesham,
Puthra , mithraa mathru  bruthyadhikalodum koodi,
Yudha sannadshanaaya shatruvam dasasyane,
Sasthrena vadham cheythu, rakshichu loka thrayam,
Bhakthanaam Vibhishananu  abhishekavum cheythu.

Later they searched for Sita in the southern ocean,
Built a bridge, destroyed Lanka  and later ,
Killed  the enemy Ravana  who came ready for war ,
Along with his sons , friends, mothers  and servants
Using an arrow  and saved  the three worlds,
And later crowned  his devotee  Vibheeshana.

Pavakan thangal maranjirunnoru yenne pinne ,
Pavanayennu  loka sammathamakki kondu,
Pavakanodu vaangi pushpakam karayeri,
Devakalodum anuvaadam  kondu Ayodhyayaam,
Rajathinnu abhishekam  cheythu  devadhikalaal,
Poojyanai irunnu arul eedinnaam jagan nadhan.

I who had taken to hiding inside the fire,
Was brought out making the world agree on my purity,
And riding the Pushpaka  which was made by the rays of the sun,
And after taking  permission of the  devas also,
The lord of the world crowned himself  as the king of Ayodhya,
And remained worshipped by devas and others.

“Yaajyanaam Narayanan  bhakthiyullavarkku sa-,
Yujyamaam  mokshathe  nalgeedinaan niranjanan,
Yevamadhi kalaya karmangal  thante maya-
Deviyaam yene kondu  cheyipikkunnu noonam,
Ramanaam jagat guru  nirgunan  jagadabhi-
Raman  avyayan  anekan  anandathmakan Athmaa-
Raman  advayan  paran nishkalan  Vidyuth brungaa-
Raman achythan, Vishnu Bhagawan Narayanan,
Gamikennathum  punar irikkennathum  kinchil,
Bramikkennathum  thadhaa  dukhikennathum  illa,
Nirvikarathma , thejo mayanai  niranjoru,
Nirvyathan  , oru vasthu  cheyakayilla oru naalum,
Nirmalan Parinama heenan  Ananda moorthi,
Chinmayan  Mayamayan  , thannude maya devi,
Karmangal cheyyunnathu  thanennu thonnikkunu,
Than maya gunangale  jnan anusarikkayaal”

“He is the Narayana addressed by Yajnas and he grants ,
Salvation to those  who are devoted to him , he is without any stains,
He always makes  all actions of his to be performed by me who is his Maya devi,
And he is the teacher of the world Rama who is without properties,
He is the mind catcher of the world, one without change, One who is many,
One whose soul is joy, The one who entertains the soul, one who does not have second,
Divine one , one who does not have stains, One who is a garden to the bee like learned ones,
One who is firm, One who is peaceful, God Narayana
One who is beyond going  , sitting, becoming wonderstruck or becoming sad,
A soul without feelings, One shining  whole which arrows cannot pierce ,
And he would not do any action at any time ,One who is pure, One who does not change with time,
A collection of joy  , a divine being , one who is full of illusion, and he makes ,
His illusory consort do the job and make it appear as if he has done it,
Because I completely obey his conduct  of illusion.”

Anjana thanayodingane Sita devi,
Kancha lochana thathwam  upadesicha sesham,
Anjasaa Rama devan mandahasavum cheythu,
Manjula vaachasas  purae avanodu ura cheythu,
“Paramathmavakunna  bimbathin prathi bimbam,
Parichil kanunnathu Jeevathmavarikedo.”

After the philosophy of the existence of Rama,
Was explained  by Goddess Sita to the son of Anjana
Lord Rama with a pretty smile told him,
“ The souls that  we all see is but the refection,
Of the form of the divine soul that exists everywhere.”

Thejo roopiniyaakum  yennude maya thangal,
Vyajamenniye  nizhalikkunnu kapi vara,
Ororo jalasaye kevalam mahakasam,
Nere nee kaanmeelayo , kandalum athu pole,
Sakshal ulloru para Brahmam paramathma,
Sakshiyayulla bimbam nischalamathu sakhe ,
Thathwamasyadhi maha vakhyartham  kondu mama,
Thathwathe arinjidaam acharya karunyathaal,
Mad bhakthanayullavan  ippadam ariyumbol,
Mad bhavam prapeecheedum  , illa samsayamethum.

Oh great monkey , My lustrous illusion ,
Without any doubt has the image in you,
Like in each and every lake , the great sky ,
Can be directly seen by you ,  and similar to that,
The real Divine Brahmam , the  form for which.
The divine God is himself the witness is very stable, my friend,
You should understand the principle behind me,
By the great Vedic sayings like “You are That”,
And my devotee  due to the grace of Guru,
When he understands this , without any doubt,
Would reach me  and my form.

“Mad bhakthi vimukhanmaar  Sasthra garthangal thorum,
Sad bhavam kondu  chadi veenu mohichidunnu,
Bhakthi heenanmaarkku noorayiram janmam kondum,
Sidhikkayilla Thathwa jnanavum kaivalyavum,
Paramathmaavaam mama Hrudayam  Rahasya mithu,
Oru naalum mad bhakthi heenan maarai mevidum,
Naranmaarodu paranju ariyakkaruthada.
Parama mupadesa milli ithin meethe yonnum,”
Sri Mahadevan maha deviyodu arul cheythu ,
Rama mahathmyam itham pavithram  guhya thamam,
Sakshaal Sri Rama proktham  vayu puthranai kkondu,
Mokshadam  papa haram  hrudya maanandhodhayam,
Sarva vedantha sara samgruham  Rama thathwam,
Divyanaam hanumaanodu  upadesichathellam,
Bhakthi poondanaratham padichidunna pumaan,
Mukthanai varum , oru samsayamilla naadhe.

“Those who are not interested in my devotion , jump ,
Into all places  where   science is mentioned and love that place ,
To those who do not have devotion, even after hundred thousand births,
They would not get  knowledge of philosophy and salvation,
Do not inform  those men who do not have devotion to me,
This fact which has been told by me as God anytime.
There is no divine  advice  which is  above this.”
Thus Lord Shiva  told Goddess Parvathi,
About the greatness of Rama , which is holy and held as great secret,
And which was told by the real Lord Rama himself  to the son of wind god,
And it leads to salvation , it destroys sins , that which starts killing of darkness of the heart,
And which is the meaning of all Vedanthas, And is the principle behind Lord Rama.
All these  divine words which were taught  to lord Hanuman,
If read by  a man always  along with great devotion,
Without any doubt   will set him free.

Brahma hathyadhi durithangalum bahu vidham,
Janmangal thorumaarjichullava yennakilum,
Okkave Nasichu pom yennu arul cheythu Raman,
Markata pravaranodennathu  sathyamallo.
Jathi nindithan, Parasthree  dhana haari, papi,
Mathru gathakan, pithru gathakan, brahma hanthaa,
Yogivruandhapakari, Suvarna stheyi , dushtan,
Loka nindithan, yethamengilum avan bhakthyaa,
Rama namathe japicheedugil devakalaal,
Aamodha poorvam  poojyanai varum athra yalla,
TYogeendranmaaraal  polum alabhyamaya Vishnu,
Lokathe praapicheedum,  illa samsayamethum.

Great problems like Brahma hathya , even though,
They have been earned  in several of your births.
Would all get destroyed , told  Lord Rama,
To the  great Monkey  and is it not the truth.
Even though  he is a Man who is hated in his clan , one who steals other women and money,
Sinner, killer of mother , killer of father, one who kills Brahmins,
One who does crime to groups of yogis, one who steals gold , bad man,
And one who is found fault by the entire world ,
If he chants the name of Rama  with devotion,
He would be worshipped by the gods with respect,
And not only that  for he would reach the land of Vishnu,
Which is even difficult to get for kings among  those who sacrifice ,
And there is absolutely no doubt in that.

Ingane Mahadevan  arul cheythathu kettu,
THingeedum Bhakthi poorvam arul cheythithu devi ,
“Mangalathmave , Mama Bharthave , Jagat pathe,
Gangaa kamuka, parameswara, dhaya nidhe,
Pannaga vibhooshana, jnaan anugraheethanai ,
Dhanyayyai, krutharthayai, swasthyai vannenalloo,
Chinnamai vannu mama sandeham yellam ippol,
SAnnamayithu mohamokke, nin anugrahaal,
Nirmalam Rama thathwam amruthamaam rasayanam,
Thwan mukhod galithamaavolam  panam cheythaalum,
Yen ullil  thrupthi  varika yennu ullathu illallo,
Nirnayam mathu moolam  onnundu  chollunnu jnaan.

Hearing the way that it was told by the great God,
The Goddess told with ebbing devotion in her ,
“Oh auspicious one , my husband , Lord of the universe,
Lover of Ganga, The greatest God, Treasure of mercy,
One who is decorated by snake, I am now blessed,
I have become honoured, I have become contented and all this now and also peaceful,
Now All my doubts have been torn in to pieces ,
All my desires have been destroyed  due to your blessing,
The pure philosophy of Rama  is a compound of nectar,
Though I drank that which flowed from your mouth to full capacity,
There is no possibility that my mind becomes contented,
And because  of that I have  to tell you one thing.

Samkshepichu  arul  cheythathu yethumay mathiyalla,
Sakshal Sri Narayanan  than mahathmyangal yellam,
Kimkshanan marku  vidhya yundavuka yilla yallo,
Kim kanan maayullor kku arthavum vundai varaa,
Kim runanmarkku nithya soukhyavum vundai varaa,
Kim devanmarkku  gathiyum punar athu pole .
Uthamamaaya Rama charitham manoharam,
Vistharichu arul cheytheedenam madiyathe.

What you have told me in summary  and that did not satisfy me,
All the greatness of the real Lord  Narayana,
Would  not add knowledge  to those who consider time as insignificant,
And would not add to the wealth of those who consider property as insignificant,
And would not give daily happiness to those who consider loans as insignificant,
And would not improve the status of those who consider Gods as insignificant,
So without any laziness , please tell me in detail the holy story of Rama.

Easwaran devan Parameswaran Maheswaran,
Easwariyude  chodhyam ingane ketta neram,
Mandahasavum cheythu , chandra sekaran paran,
“Sundara Gathri , kettu kolga” yennarul cheythu,
“Vedhavu satha koti grandha vishtaram  puraa-,
Veda sammitham arul  cheythithu Ramayanam.
Valmiki  punar Yirupathi nalayiramai ,
Nan mukhan niyogathaal manusha mukthyarthamai,
Chamachaan  , athil ithu  churukki, Ramadevan ,
Nammukku upadesichideenaan  evam puraa.

The God , the greatest God , The divine God,
When he heard the question of the Goddess,
Broke in to a pleasant smile and that divine Chandra Shekara told,
“Hey pretty one , please hear. In the olden times Lord Brahma,
Wrote Ramayana  in detail with Thousand billion  stanzas,
And this was accepted by the Vedas.
Under the orders of Lord Brahma, sage Valmiki  wrote this again,
Using only twenty four thousand stanzas for the salvation of man.
And that  was further summarized and told to us by Lord Rama.

Adyathma Ramayanam yenna  peru  ithini idham,
Adhyayanam cheyyunnorkku  adhyathma jnanam  mundaam,
Puthra santhathi , dhana samrudhi , deergayussum,
Mithra sampathi Keerthi, roga santhiyum undaam.
Bhakthiyum vardhicheedum  mukthiyum sidhicheedum,
Methrayum  rahasyamithengilo  kettalum nee.

This was named as Adhyathma Ramayanam  for.
Those who read this would get knowledge of the divine soul,
They would also get wealth of children , increase of wealth ,
Long life , wealth of friends, fame   and freedom from diseases
Their devotion als would increase and they would get salvation,
And though it is a great secret, please hear it from me.

I.4 Shiva tells the  story

Pangthi kandhara mukha Rakshasa veeranmaaral,
Samthatham bharena sathathayaam Bhoomi devi.
Go roopam  poondu deva thapasa ganothudum,
Saarasasasna lokam  prapichu  karanjetham,
Vedanayellam vidhatavinodu ariyichaal,
Vedhaavum muhurtha mathram  vicharicha  sesham,
Veda nayakanaaya Nadhanodu iva chennu,
Vedanam cheyga yanye Mathoru kazhivilla,
SArasod bhavan yevam  chithichu  devanmarodu ,
Aaroda ketham thamme kooti konangu poyi,
Ksheerasagara theeram prapichu deva muni,
Maarodu koodi sthuthicheedinaan  bhakthiyode.

Due to always being burdened by  Ravana ,
And his great  army  of Rakshasa.
Goddess earth took the form of a cow  and along with crowds of sages and devas,
Reached  the land of Brahma who sits on a lotus and cried.
And when she  told about  all her pain to Lord Brahma,
And Lord Brahma  after deep thought for some time,
Came to the conclusion  that there is no alternative ,
Other than going and appealing to Lord of the Vedas , God Vishnu,
And after thinking like this Lord Brahma  with greatly added sorrow,
Took all of them  and reached the ocean of milk,,
And prayed the Lord along with the devas  and sages.

Bhavanayodum  koodi, Purusha sooktham  kondu,
Devane  sevechu irunnedinaan vazhi pole,
Anneramoru pathinayirm adhithyanmaar,
Onnichu kizhakku udichu uyarunnathu pole ,
Padma sambhavan  thanikkanbodu kannai vannu,
Padmalochananaaya  padmanabhane modhaal.

He then prayed  the lord with great devotion,
Using Purusha Sooktham  and was waiting ,
And at that time he was able to see Lord Vishnu,
With lotus like eyes  with a  shine similar ,
To ten thousand suns  raising  on the east.

Mughdhan mayulloru sidha yogikalaalum ,
Dhurdarsamay  Bhagawad roopam manoharam,
Chandrika  mandasmitha sundaraanana  poorna,
Chandra mandalam aravinda lochanam devam,
Indra neelaabham param indira manohara ,
Mandira vaksha sthalam  vandhya manandodhatam,
Vathsa lanchana vathsam, pada pankaja bhaktha,
Vathsalam , samastha lokothsavam  sath sevitham,
Meru sannibha  kireetodhyal  kundala mukthaa-
Hara  keyoorangadha  kadaka kati soothra-,
Vala yanguleeya  kadhya akhila  vibhooshana -,
Kalitha  kalebharam kamala manoharam,
Karunakaram kandu paramanandham poondu,
Saraseeruha bhavan madhura sphotaksharam,
Sarasa padangalaal sthuthichu thudanginaan,
“Paramananda moorthe , Bhagawan, jaya, jaya!

The God’s form was pretty and could  not be seen,
Easily even with  great  Sidha Yogis   and which had,
Smile like the light of the moon , which had a pretty form,
Which resembled the full moon  and that God had eyes like lotus flower,
Had the colour of blue sapphire, was divine  and he had,
The very pretty  goddess Lakshmi on his  chest,
And he  was like  the worshipful  rise  of God,
And he was the God decorated  by Sri Vathsam.
His lotus like feet where  very dear to his devotees,
He was like the  celebration of the entire world,
He was served by the good , he was wearing a crown,
Resembling the Meru mountain,  and decorated by,
Ear studs , pearl necklaces, armlets  bangles , belt , ring ,
And his body was mind bewitching , he was epitome of mercy,
And seeing him thus  , The Lord Brahma became deliriously happy ,
And using  very pretty and sweet words  started praying him thus,
“Oh God of divine joy , Oh God of luck, victory, victory.

Moksha kamikalaaya  Sidha yogeendranmaarkkum,
Sakshaal kaanmathin aruthathoru Padambhujam,
Nithyavum namo sthuthe , sakala jagal pathe,
Nithya nirmala moorthe , nithyavum namosthuthe,
Sathya Jnana, ananda  amrutha  adhwaya, mekam,
Nithyavum namosthuthe, karuna jala nidhe,
Viswathe srustichu , rakshichu samharicheedum,
Viswa nayaka  pothi , nithyavum namosthuthe.

Oh God whose lotus like feet is extremely difficult to see,
Even to the great Sidha Yogis who thirst after salvation,
My prayer and salutations  to you forever and ever,
Oh Lord of all universes, Oh  forever pure God,
My prayer  and salutations to you forever and ever,
Oh true wisdom , Oh Joy, oh deathlessness ,
Oh God without  a second  and who is one and only one,
My prayer  and salutations to you forever and ever,
Oh Ocean of mercy , Oh Lord of the  universe,
Who creates , upkeeps  and destroys it, salutations,
My prayer  and salutations to you forever and ever,

Swadhyayaya thapo dhana  yajnadhi karmangalaal,
Sadhyam alla oruvannum , kaivalyamoru nalum,
Mukthiye  sidhikenam engilobhavath pada-,
Bhakthi kondozhinjumathonninum aavathilla,
Niinthiruvadiyude Sri padambuja  dwandam,
Anthike  kaanai vannithenikku bhagya vasaal,

One can never get emancipation in this world through,
Learning of Vedas , penance  or through fire  sacrifices,
But if we want to get salvation  , there is no other method,
Except deep devotion to your feet, and the two lotus like feet,
Of yours  have been seen by me  today, due to my luck.

Sathwa chithanmaaraya  thapasa sreshtanmaaraal,
Nithyavum  bhakthya budhyaa  dharikkapetta oru nin,
Pada pankajangalil  bhakthi sambhavikkenam,
Chethasee  sadaa kaalam  Bhaktha vathsala , pothi

I need to get complete   devotion  always and forever ,
To your lotus like feet, Which are daily worshipped  with  complete devotion,
By  The great  among the sages  who are peaceful in nature.
Oh God who loves his devotees my prayers.

Samasara maya  parithaptha  manasanmaaraam,
Pumsaam  thwad bhakthi ozhinjilla  bheshajamethum,
Maranamorthu  mama manasi parithapam,
Karnamrutha nidhe , perige  valarunnu,
Marana kale  thava tharunaruna  sama-,
Charana  sarsija  smarana mundaavaanayi,
Thariga varam Nadha, Karunakara , Pothi,
Saranam deva , Rema Ramana , dharapathe,
Paramananda moorthe , Bhagawan , jaya jaya,
Parama, paramathman  para brahmakhyaa jaya,
Para chinmaya , paraapara  padmaksha  , jaya,
Varada , Narayana , Vaikunta, jaya , jaya.

To the men  who are suffering in  the wheel of birth and death,
And have a worried mind, there is no other medicine  except devotion to you,
And  in my mind I have  great pity  towards them when I think of their death
Oh God who is the treasure house of mercy,
Please give  me a boon  that they think about,
Your lotus like feet   which are  like the baby sun
During the time of their death when  there is a growing  need for ,
Thinking about your feet, Oh giver of mercy, Salutations,
I surrender to you God , Oh consort of Lakshmi, Oh Consort of earth,
Oh God who is personification of divine  joy, Oh God, victory, victory,
Oh divine one , Oh divine soul,  Oh God who is the divine Brahmam, victory,
Oh God pervaded with divinity , Oh diviner than the divine , Oh God with lotus like eyes, victory,
Oh God who blesses, Oh Narayana, Oh Vaikunta, victory.

Chathrananam  Sthuthi cheythoru neram,
Madhura tharam  mathi visadam asmitha poorvam,
Aruli cheythu Nadha” Endhinnu  yippol  yellavarum ,
Orumichenne kaanmaan  ivide kuzhathode ,
Varuvaan moolam mathu  cholluke,”  yennathu kettu,
SAraseeruha bhavan yeevannam  unarthichu,
“ ninthiruvadi  thiru ullathil yerathe  ,
Kandenthoru  vasthu lokathingal ullathu pothee,
Yengilum unarthikkaam  , moonu lokathingalum,
Sangadam  muzhuthirukkunnu ithukkalam,  Nadha,
Poulasthya thanayanaam  Ravanan  thannal ippol,
Trilokyam  nasichithu mikathum jagat pathe.”

When Lord Brahma  prayed like this  to Lord Vishnu,
He  sweetly with a great  smile in his face ,
Asked “Why have all of you  come,
Here at this time  as a group and with unity ,
Please tell  me about this. ‘ and hearing this,
Lord Brahma  made him  understand the situation like this,
“There is nothing in this world , that is not known to you ,
But still I will tell you. In all the three words,
Sorrow has  reached   its peak , Oh Lord,
Due to Ravana the  son of sage Poulasthya  ,
All the three worlds have been completely destroyed, Oh God of universe.”

Ma dathha  vara bala   darppithanayittu , athi,
Nirdhayam mudikkunnu , viswathe yellam mayyo.
Loka palanmaareyum thachaatti  kalanjava ,
Aneka sasanamakki  chamachu lokamellam,
Paka sasananeyum  samare ketti kondan
Eka sasanavum cheytheedinaan dasanan,
Yagathi karmangalum  mudangi, athrayalla,
Yogeendran maaraam  munimareyum  bhakshikkunnu,
Dharma pathinikaleyum pidichu kondu poyaan,
Dharmavum  maranjithu  , mudinju maryadhayum.

Alas, Becoming proud  due to the strength of boons given to me,
Without any kindness  he is destroying  the entire world,
He  shook  even the guardians of the world ,
And created  different rules in all those places,
In the war he  tied  Lord Indra  and created,
Only one rule in this world, that Ravanan,
Due to that fire sacrifices were stopped ,
And not  only that  he also eats  ,
Great yogis  and great  sages and catches and takes away
Virtuous  wives and so all good has been destroyed.

Marthyanaal  ozhinjavanilla , matthu aaralume,
Mruthyvennathum  munne kalpitham, Jagat pathe,
Ninthiruvadi thane marthyanai pirannu yini,
Pankthi kandharam  thane kollanam , dhaya nidhe,
Santhatham namaskaramathinnu , Madhu ripo,
Chenthalir adiyina chinthikkai vareneme.

Oh Lord of the world, it has been earlier decided ,
That he does not face death from any one else other than man,
And so your goodself should himself be born as a man ,
And  should kill that   Ravana, Oh treasure of mercy,
And I again and again salute you for that , oh enemy of Madhu,
I should be able to think about your very tender feet.

Padma sambhavan  itham unarthichathu  neram,
Padma lochanan  chirichu aruli cheythaan evam,
“Chitha  shudhiyode  yenne sevichu chira kalam,
Puthra labhartham  puraa Kasyapa prajapathi,
Dathamayithu  varam suprasannena mayaa,
Thdawcha sathyam  karthum udyogamadhaiva may.”

When Lord Brahma  told him like this,
Lord Vishnu with lotus eyes  smiled  and told him like this,
“With a pure heart , in olden times, Kasyapa Prajapathi served me,
For some time wishing  to get a son, and I am happily ,
Fulfilling his wish and I am going to do it now.”

Kasyappan Dasaradha naamnaa  Rajendranai,
Kasyapee thale  thishtathy dhunaa, vidhaathaave,
THasya  vallabhayakum  adhithi  Kousalyayum,
Thasya atmajanai  vannu naan janicheedum,
Math sahodaranmaarai moonu per undai varum,
Chith swaroopini  , mama sakthiyaam visweswari,
Yoga maya deviyum Janakalaye vannu,
Keekasathmaja  kula nasa kariniyai,
Medhini  thannil  ayonijayai  undai   varum,
Aadhitheyanammar  kapi veeranmaarai pirakkenam,
Medhini devi  kkathi bharam  kondu undayoru,
Vedana  theerpaan yennal “ yennnau  arul cheythu nadhan,
Veda nayakaneyum ayachu  maranjan appol,
Vedhaavum  namaskaricheedinaan  bhakthiyode.

Kasyapa  became a king called Dasaradha ,.
In a place which is in earth, Of Brahma,
And kasyapa’s  wife Adhithi became Dasaratha;’’s wife kousalya,
And I would  be born as  a son to them,
And there  would be brother’s for me,
And in the divine form  , the goddess of universe , who is my friend,
Who is the Goddess Yoga Maya  would  enter the house of Janaka,
AS the  death to the  clan of Rakshasas, not being born to any mother,
The devas should be born in the world as monkey warriors,
For the sake of reducing the burden  of Goddess earth,”
Told Lord Vishnu , and when the Lord of Vedas disappeared,
Lord Brahma  saluted  him with great devotion.

Aaditheyanmaar yellam  aadhi theernathu neram,
Adhi nayakan maranjeedin orasa nokki,
Khedavam akannu ullil  preethi poondu udanudan,
Medhini thannil;  Veenu namaskaravum cheythaar,
Medhini deviyeyum  aaswasipicha sesham,
Vedhavum  devakalodu aruli cheythaan yevam,

At the time the worries of all devas came to an end,
And facing the direction where the primeval lord disappeared,
Bereft of all sorrow in the mind  and with  great love there,
Fell on the ground and saluted  the Lord.
After  giving great hope  with words of solace to the Goddess earth ,
Lord Brahma  addressed the devas and told.

“Dhaanavaarathi Karuna nidhi, Lakshmi pathi,
Manava pravaranai  vannavatharichidum,
Vasaradheesanvaye  sadaram Ayodhyayil.
Vasavadhikalaya  ningalum onnu venam,
Vasudevane paricharichu  kolvaanaayi,
Dasa bhavena  bhoomi mandale pirakkenam,
Maniyaam dasasana bruthyanmaarakum  yathu-,
Dhana veeranmaarodu yudham cheyvathinnu oro,
Kanana giri  guhaa dwara vrukshangal thorum,
Vanara pravaranmaarayethum Vaikidaathe.”

“The enemy of asuras, the treasure of mercy, the consort of Lakshmi,
Would  take an incarnation  of a great human being,
In the clan of the Sun God , in the  city of Ayodhya,
And all of you who are devas also should one thing.
For the sake of helping Lord Vishnu  as  servants to him,
You all should be born in the earth  and  also,
Fight  with   great heroes  of the army of Rakshasas.
Without delay  You should  become monkeys,
And occupy all forests, hills , mouth of caves and on all trees.”

Suthramaadhikalodu  Padma sambhavan nija,
Bharthru  sasanam arul cheythudan  krutharthanayi,
Sathya lokavum pukku  sathwaram  dharithriyu-,
Mastha  santhapa   mathi swathayayi maruvinaal.

After telling to Indra  and other devas , about  the order,
Of his Lord , he became happy  and immediately ,
Went to his Sathya loka  and Goddess earth became,
Free of all her worries  and became contended and happy.

Thalkaale  hari pramukhanmaaraam  vibudhanmaar,
Okkave  hari roopa dharikal aayarallo ,
Manusha hari sahayarthamai  thahas thatho,
Manusha hari  sama vega vikramathode,
Parvatha  vruksho  pala  yodhikali unnatha,
Parvatha  thulya sareernmaaraya naaratham,
Easwaram  pratheekshyamananmaarai  plavaga  ,
Vrundeswaranmaarum  bhuvi sukhichu vaanallo.

Then  Indra  and all other great devas ,
Took the form of  monkeys  for ,
The sake of helping Lord Vishnu in  the human form ,
And with very fast valour  on mountains and trees,
Along with a body which is equal to a mountain,
And where  those great monkeys lived  happily,
In earth and waited  for the appearance of Lord Vishnu.

1.5 Puthra labha alochana
(The thought of  getting a son)

Amitha gunavaanaam  nrupathi  Dasaradhan,
Amala Ayodhya pathi , dharmathma , Veeran,
Amara kula vara thulyanaam  Sathya  parkra-
Man, ankaja saman , karunaa rathnaa karan,
Kausalya deviyodum  Bharthru susreshakku yetham,
Kousalyam yeridum Kaikeyiyum Sumithrayum.
Bharyamar  iruvarodum chernnu , manthrikalumai,
Karayaa karyangal vicharichu , bhoothalamellam,
Paripalikkum kalam  , anapathyathwam kondu,
Parithapena  guru charanambuja dwayam,
Vandanam cheythu chodhicheedinaan, “Yenthu nalla,
Nandananmaar undaavaan yennu arul cheythideenam,
Puthranmaar illaigayaal yenikku Rajyadhi ,
Sampathu sarvavum  Dukha pradham yennu arinjaalum.”

When King Dasaratha  who had extremely good qualities,
Who was pure, king of Ayodhya, , Soul of justice , valorous hero,
Equal to one born in clan of devas, Really great  valorous one,
One equal to God of love  and one who is the gem of mercy ,
Along with queen Kausalya  and with  the two queens Kaikeyi and Sumathra,
Who were  giving great credence to looking after  their husbands,
And along with his ministers, after thinking over  the problems and blessings,
Was ruling over the entire earth  and  due to his being not blessed by sons,
Along with great sorrow  saluted the two lotus like feet of his guru  and asked,
“How  and when can I get good sons , kindly   tell me  for,
If  I does not have sons , for me  all the wealth  that  I have only leads to sorrow.”

Varishta thapodhanan  Vasishtan athu kettu,
Chiruchu , Dasaratha nrupanodu arul cheythu,
“Ninakku naalu puthanmaar unday varum, athu,
Ninachu Khedikkenda, manasi narapathe,
Vaikathe varuthanam  Rishya srungane yippol,
Cheyga nee  gUna nidhe , Puthrakameshti yagam.”

The great  sage of penance , Vasishta, after hearing this,
Laughed  and told  to  king Dasaratha like this,
“ You would soon get  four  sons, so do not be sad,
Thinking about this  in your mind, Oh king,
Without delay get  sage Rishya Srunga ,
And immediately perform  the Puthra Kameshti sacrifice.”

1.6 Puthra Kameshti
(Fire sacrifice to get children)

Thannude guruvaya  Vasishta  niyogathaal,
Mannavan  Vaibandakan thanneyum  varuthinaan,
Salayum pani cheythu  sarayu theerathingal ,
Bhoooloka pathi yaagam  deekshichaan athu kalam,
Aswamedhanantharam  thapasanmaarumai ,
Viswa nayaka samanaya  Dasaradhan,
Viswa nayakan avatharam  cheyvathinnai,
Viswasa bhakthiyodum  puthra kameshti karmam,
Rishya srunganaal  cheyya petta oru aahuthiyaale,
Viswa devatha ganam  thrupthamai athu neram,
Homa pathrasthanaya  payasathodu koodi,
Homa kundathil ninnu ponginan  Vahni devan.

As per the words  of his Guru sage  Vasishta,
The king  got the  help of  the sage Rishya Srunga.
He constructed the place for doing Yaga , in the shores of Sarayu,
And that Lord of earth  observed  the penance of the Yaga,
And after performing  the Aswamedha  sacrifice,
That Dasaradha who  was like the Lord of the world,
Along with  the sages  performed  with devotion the Puthra Kameshti,
For the incarnation  of The Lord of the earth..
All the devas and Gods were satisfied  by the offering in fire,
Made by sage Rishya srunga  and at that time,
From the fire place rose   the God of fire ,
 Along with a pot  of  Payasa (Sweet porridge).

“Thavakam  puthreeyam  ippayasam  kai kolka nee,
Deva nirmitham” yennu  paranju paavakanum,
Bhoopathi pravarannu  koduthu maranjithu ,
Thapasagnayaa  parigrahichu  nrupathiyum.

“For  the sake of getting sons , take this porridge,
Which is made by Gods, “ Said  the Fire God,
And gave it to the great king and disappeared,
And as per the  orders of sages  , he took it.

Dakshina cheythu namaskarichu bhakthi poorvam,
Dakshanaam Dasaradhan  thal kshanam preethiyode,
Kousalya  devikku ardham koduthu nrupa varan,
Shaidhilyathmanaa paathi nalkinaan kaikeyikum,
Anneram sumithrakku KOusalya devi thanum,
Thannute paathi kodutheedinaal madiyathe,
Yennathu kandu  paathi koduthu kaikeyiyum,
Mannavan athu kandu  santhosham poondaan yetham,
Than prajakalkku  paramanandam  varumaaru,
Garbhavum darichathu moovarum  mathukalam.

He gave them their  fees and saluted them with devotion,
That  great hero Dasaratha, and immediately with love,
He gave half the quantity  to his wife Kousalya,
And with great love gave the other half to Kaikeyi,
At that  time queen Kousalya, gave  half of what she got,
Without any hesitation   to queen Sumathra,
And seeing this Kaikeyi also gave half her share to Sumithra,
And seeing this the king became very happy ,
And  the three  queens got  in to the family way,
Giving great joy to  the citizens of Ayodhya.

Appozhe thudangi  kshoni nandhanaam dasaradhan,
Viprendranmaare okke varuthi thudanginaan,
Garbha rakshartham  japa homadhi  karmangalum,.
Ulpalakshikkal kanuvasaram  kramathaale,
Garbha chihnangalellam vardhichu varum thorum,
Ul premam  vardhichu nrupendrannum.

Right from that  time , the king of the earth,  Dasaradha ,
Started assembling great learned Brahmins ,
And performed chanting fire sacrifice etc for the safety of the pregnancy,
And  when in  those pretty women, the proper  signs of pregnancy  started appearing in time,
The love in the mind of the  great king also increased.

Thal  pranayini markkulla   aabharanangal pole ,
Vipradhi prajakalkkum bhoomikkum devakalkkum,
Alpami  chamanjithu santhapam  dinam thorum,
Alpa bhashinimarkkum vardhichu  thejasetham,
Seemantha  pumsavanadhi  kriyagalum  cheythu,
Kamaatham   dhanangalum cheythithu nara  varan,
Garbhavum pari poornamai  chamanjathu  kalam,
Arbakanmaarum  naalvar  pirannar  udanudan,
Uchathil  Pancha graham   nilkunna kalathingal,
Achyuthan ayodhyayail  Kousalya athmajanaayaan,
Nakshtram purarvasu, navamiyallo  thidhi.
Nakshtradhipanodu koodave Brahaspathi,
Karkidagathil athyucha  sthithan aayittallo,
Arkanu  athyuchanudhayam  karkadakam,
Arkajan thulathilum , bhargavan meenathilum,
Vakranum uchasthanai makara rasi thannil,
Nilkkumbol  avatharicheedinaan Jagannadhan,
Dikkugal okke  prasadhichathu devakalum,
Pethithu Kaikeyiyum , pushya nakshtram konde ,
Pithe naal  sumithrayum pethingu puthra dwayam.

Like the ornaments  for his queens, to the Brahmins,
To the citizens , to the earth and to the  gods,
Sorrow became very less daily, and
Great luster increased for those who talk less,
He performed rituals like  Seemantham and Pumsavanam,
And the king also gave money to charity   to his full desire,
And the pregnancy  came to an end and at that time,
Four children were  born to him at the time  ,
When five planets  in exalted position , and at that time,
Lord Vishnu became  the son of queen Kausalya,
His star was Punarvasu  and the thidhi (moon’s phase)was Navami,
And  the great Lord  was born  at the time when,
Lord Jupiter was  along with  the lord of his birth star,
And it was in Karkidaga Lagnam  , it was in greatly exalted position,
Lord  Sun was greatly exalted, Sani was  in Thula Rasi,
Lord Venus was in Meena rasi , Lord mars  was in retrograde,
 And was greatly exalted in Makara rasi,
All the Gods were crowding in all directions,
And at that time in Poosa star Kaikeyi got a son,
And the next day queen Sumithra  got twins.

Bhagwan , Paramathma , Mukundan, Narayanan ,
Jagadeeswaran , Janma rahithan , Padmekshanan,
Bhuvaneswaran , Vishnu thannute  chihnathodu,
Avatharam cheythappol,Kaanayi Kousalyajkkum,
SAhasra kirananmaar  orumichu oru neram,
Sahasrasrayutham udhichu  uyarunnathu pole,
SAhasra pathrothhavan , Narada , sanakadhi,
Sahasra  nethra mukha  vibudhndranmaarraalum,
Vandhyamayi iripporu  nirmala makutavum,
Sundara  chikkuravum , alaka sushamayum,
Karunyamrutha  rasa sampoorna  nayanavum,
Arunyambara  pari shobitha jaganavum,
Sankha  chakrabhja gadha shobhitha   bujangalum,
SAnkha  sannibha  gala rajitha  kousthubhavum,
Bhaktha vathsalyam bhakthanmaarku kandarivaanai,
Vykthamay iripporu Pavana Sri vathsavum,
Kundala mukthaahara  kanchee  noopura mukha-,
Mandanagalum  , indu mandala vadanavum,
Pandu lokangal yellam alanna  Padabhjavum,
Kandu kandu undayoru  paramanandha thodum,
Mokshadhanaaya  Jagal sakhiyaam  paramaathma ,
Sakshal Narayanan  Thaan ithu yennarinjappol,
Sundara gathriyaya Kausalya devi thanum,
Vandhichu theru there sthuthichu thudanginaal.

When God, divine soul , Mukunda, Narayana,
God of the universe , One who does not have births , One who has lotus like eyes,
And God of the earth , was born along with  the symbols of Lord Vishnu ,
Kausalya saw him  as thousand rays  of light coming together ,
As if one  who rises up like  thousand suns,
As one wearing a honourable crown which was venerated ,
By Lord Brahma , sages like Narada  and Sanaka,
As one having pretty hair and with prettiness of the curly locks,
As the one having eyes which were  filled with the nectar of mercy,
With hips dressed  with silk of  the rising sun in the sky,
With hands shining with conch , wheel  and mace,
As one wearing a necklace of Kousthubha  gem in his conch like neck,
As one who is having Srivathsa mole which was extremely clear,
So that  his devotees  who love him  would be able to identify him,
As one wearing ear studs , pearl necklace , anklets , girdle and other decorations,
As one having a moon like face , as one having a feet which earlier measured the world,
AS one sporting  the divine joy  which has been seen and seen,
And a  the divine God  who is responsible to give salvation and is the witness of the world,
And when she understood him  as the  real God Narayana,
And that very pretty Kausalya  saluted him,
And started  singing his praises  continuously.

“ Namasthe deva deva , SAnkha chakrabhja dhara,
Namasthe Vasudeva , Madhusudana , hare,
Namasthe Narayana , Namasthe narakare,
Namastheswara , Soure , Namasthe Jagalpathe,
Ninthiruvadi  Maya deviye kondu  viswam,
Santhatham srustichu , rakshichu samharikkunnu,
Sathwadhi  guna thraya masrayichu  yendinnethennu,
Uthamanmaarkku polum arivaan velayathre.”

“Salutations  to God of gods  who wears  the conch and the wheel,
Salutations to Vasudeva, the killer of Madhu  and Hari,
Salutations to Narayana , Salutations to killer of  Naraka,
Salutations to the God , the archer , Salutations to Lord of universe,
Your great self using the goddess of illusion  are always,
For Creating , looking  after  and destroying  this universe,
And depending on the three  character class like Sathwa,
Even  the very pure great ones are not clear as to why this is for that.”

Paraman, paraaparan parabrahmakhyan  paran,
Paramathmavu , paran purushan paripoornan,
Achythan ananthan  avyakthan avyayan yekan,
Nischalan, nirupaman, nirvana pradhan  nithyan,
Nirmalan  niramayan, nirvikara athma devan,
Nirmamaman nirakulan nirahangara moorthi,
Nishkalan, niranjanan, neethimaan nishkalmashan,
Nirgunan, nigamantha vakhayartha vedhyan, nadhan,
Nishkriyan, niraakaran, nirjara nishevithan,
Nishkaman, niyminaam hrudaya nilayanan,
Adhwayan ajan amruthanandan Narayanan,
Vidhwan manasa padma madhupan , Madhu vairi,
Sathyajnan aathma  samastheswaran , sanathanan,
Sathwa sanchaya  jeevan , sankhadhibhi sevyan,
Thatwartha bodha roopan , sakala jagan mayan,
Sathaa mathrakanallo  ninthiruvadi noonam.

The greatest  , He who is not any other one , The divine Brahmam , the divine one,
The divine soul , The divine Purusha, the complete one,
Achyuthan, The endless one , the not clear one , the imperishable one, he who is the one,
He who does not move, he who is unequalled, He who gives salvation, he who is forever,
He who is pure , he who is untainted, The God of the soul who does not have emotions,
The calm one , who is disinterested , he  who is personification of absence of pride,
He who does not have any divisions , the purest one , the just one , he who does not have any stain,
He who does not have any characteristic , He who is worshipped by words of Vedas, the lord,
He who does not do anything, He who does not have a form , he who does not age , He who is honoured,
He who does not have desires, he who lives in the mind of  just ones,
He who does not have a second , he who cannot be defeated, he who is forever joyful , Lord Narayana,
The learned one , the bee that hovers round  the mind , the enemy of Madhu,
He who is truthful , The god of all souls , He who does not have beginning,
The being which collects truth , he who is served by sages like  Sanaka,
The personification of meanings of philosophy , he who pervades all over universe,
He who is only essence , I surrender to your feet.

Ninthiruvadiyude jadarathingal nithya,
Manthamillaatholam Brahmandangal kidakkunnu,
Anganeyulla  bhavaan yennude  jadarathil,
Yingane  vasippathenthu  karanam pothi,
Bhakthanmaar  vishayamayulloru paaravasyam,
Vyakthamai kaanai vannu mugdhayaam yenikippol.

In your honour’s  stomach daily and endlessly ,
All the universes  are  always lying,
And what is the cause  of   that type of yourself ,
Living  within my stomach, salutations to you.
And me who is  foolish is now experiencing,
The sensation  of great  devotees now.

Bharthru puthrartha aakula  samsara dukha ambhudhou,
Nithyavum  nimagnanaaya  athyartham brahmikkunnen,
Ninnude  Maha Maya  thannude  balathinaal,
Innu nin padambujam  kaananum yogam  vannu.

Being daily drowned  in the sea of husband , children and worries in life,
I am completely confused and due  to the strength of great illusion,
Today  I am lucky enough  to see  your lotus like feet.

Thwal karunyathaal , nithyam ulkombil vasikkenam,
Ikkanaakiya  roopam dushkrutham odunguvaan,
Viswa mohiniyaaya  nin maha maya ,
Viswesa , mohipichedayka maam , Lakshmi pathe,
Kevalam aloukeekam  Vaishnava maya roopam,
DEvesa , Maraykkenam matthullor kanum mumbe,
Lalanaa asleshadhya anurropa  mayiripporu,
Bala bhavathe mama kattenam Dhaya nidhe,
Puthra vathsalya vyajamayoru parichara na
Thale kadakkenam Dukha samsarnavam.

By your mercy , we have to live comfortably,
And though this form of yours is to destroy bad  actions,
Your great illusion   who is prettiest in the world,
Oh God of universe , should not make  me desire for it, Oh consort of Lakshmi,
The  form of Vaishnava  maya  is very unusual,
Oh God of devas , please hide this form before others see it,
And take  the form  of a child which is more suitable  to hug you,
And bring you up with care, and show me, oh treasure of mercy ,
And I with a reason of affection towards  my son,
Would serve you  and cross the ocean of the sad samsara.

Bhakthi poonditham  veenu vanangi sthuthichappol,
Bhaktha vathsalan , purushothaman arul cheythu
“Mathave , bhavithikku yendhishtamakunna  thennal,
Athu mantharamilla , chinthicha vannam varum,
Durmadham  valarnnoru Ravanan thane kkonnu,
Sammodham lokangalkku  varuthi kkolvaan munnam,
Brahma Sankara  pramukhamara roopa pravaranmaar,
Nirmala padangalaal  sthuthichu sevikkayaal ,
Manava vamsithingal  ningalkku thanayanai,
Manusha vesham  poondu bhoomiyil pirannu jnaan,
Puthranai pirakkanam , jnaan thane ningalkku yennu ,
Chithathil  niroopichu  sevicha chira kaalam,
Poorva janmani  punarathu karanam ippol,
Evam bhooothakamaya  Veshathe Kaati thannu.

When  she with great devotion , saluted and prayed to him,
The God who is the darling of his devotees, That great Purusha  told,
“Oh mother , I do not have any problem in taking a form,
That is liked  by you and it would come as you think,
For killing   Ravana  who is roaming with great pride,
And to bring  good life  to all the people on earth,
Once Brahma , Shiva and the great Lords   of devas,
Prayed me  with  holy words and served me.
And I decided to be born   in the clan of Manu ,
As your child , taking the form of a human being,
And I was  born as your son, because you,
Served me once with a wish in your  mind,
That I only should  be born as a child to you,
In your previous births  and due to that reason ,
I only showed you  my real  form.”

Durlabham mama darsanam  mokshathinnuyitu llo-,
Nilaa allo , pinneyoru janma samsara  dukham,
Yennude  roopamidham nithyaum dhyanichu kol –
Kennaal  Vannedum  mokamilla samsayamethum.

Seeing me in this form can only be done rarely,
And  this is meant for getting salvation to you ,
If you can meditate on this form with devotion daily,
Then  do not have any doubt that  you would get salvation.

Yaathoru marthyaniha  nammile  samvadam ithu ,
Aadharaal padikathan, Kelkkathan cheyyunnathu ,
Sadhikkum avannu  saroopya menu arinjaalum,
Chethasi marikkumbol   mal smaranayum undaam.

That  man  who reads  or hears  with devotion,
The discussion  that took place between us,
Will attain my Saujya(salvation)  definitely,
And at the time of his death he will remember me,

Itharam  arul cheythu bala bhavathe  poondu,
Sathwaram  kaalum kaiyum kudanju karayunnon,
Indra neelabha poonda  Sundara  roopan,
Aravinda lochanan  , Mukundan , Paramandathma,
Chandra chooda aravinda  mandira  vrundaraka,
Vrunda  vandithan , bhuvi vannu  avatharam cheythaan.

Saying this  he took the normal form of a little baby,
And immediately started crying shaking his arms and legs,
And he was  extremely pretty  with the  colour of blue sapphire,
Also one having lotus like eyes, Mukundan , soul of divine joy,
One saluted by  those  present in the lotus like  temple of Shiva ,
And thus he took incarnation in his world.

Nandanan  undayithennu  aasu kettoru Pankthi,
Syandhanan , adha pramananda  aakulanaayaan,
Puthra janmathe  chonna bruthya  vargathinellaam,
Vasthra bhooshana  adhya  akhilartha  dhanangal cheythaan,
Puthra vakthrabhjam  kandu thushtanaai purapettu,
Shudhamai snanam cheythu, guruvin niyogataal,
Jatha karmavum cheythu , dhaanavum cheythu pinne ,
Jjathanayithu Kaikeyi suthan  pithe nalum,
Sumithraa puthranmaar aayi undaythu iruvarum,
AMithranthakan dasaradhanum Yadhavidhi,
Cheythithu Jatha karmam Balakar ellavarkkum
Cheythithu santhosham kondu  aasrukkal janangalkkum.

Hearing  the  news of the birth of a son,
 That king   was blessed  with divine joy,
And to all those servants  who told the news of son’s birth,
He gave cloths ,ornaments  and  lots  of wealth,
After Seeing the face  of his son , he  went with great joy,
And after taking a very cleansing bath and as per the orders of the Guru,
He performed the ritual of  birth  and also meditated afterwards,
To Kaikeyi a son was born the next day ,
And to Sumithra  two sons  were born,
And Dasaratha  who was the killer of enemies , also ,
Performed ritual of birth   to all the children,
And after that all his citizens shed tears of joy.

Swarna  rathnougha vasthra gramadhi padarhtangal ,
Yennamillatholam dhanam cheythu  bhoodevanaam,
Vinnavar  nattilum undayithu mahothssavam,
Kannugal aayiramum  thelinju Mahendranum.

To the Brahmins countless and innumerable,
Gold , jewels , cloth   , land and other material were given as charity,
And in the land of Gods  also there was a big festival,
And  for Lord Indra all his thousand eyes became clear.

Samastha lokangalum  aathmaavamivangale,
Ramicheedunnu  nithya  mennu orthu  Vasishtanam,
Syamala niram poondu  , komala kumaranu,
Raman yennoru   thirunamavum ittanallo,
Bharana nipuna naam Kaikeyi thanayannu ,
Bharathan  yennu namam aruli cheythu muni,
Lakshana anvithanaya sumithra thanayannu,
Lakshmanan yennu  thane namam arul cheythu,
Sathru vrundathe  hanicheeduga nimithamai,
Sathrugnan  yennu  sumithrathmaja  varajannum,
Nama dheyavum  Nalu puthrarkkum  vidhichevam,
Bhoomi palanum  Bharyamaarumai anandhichaan.

Remembering that  that  all souls  of all the worlds ,
Are happy daily because   of him, Vasishta,
Gave the name  of Rama , to the pretty  boy of black colour,
And due to his,Being an expert  in administration,
The  son of  Kaikeyi was called Bharatha ,
To the son of Sumithra who had all good  features,
 He  called him   as Lakshmana, and  due to,
His quality of killing  all his enemies,
The other son of Sumithra was called Shatrugna ,
And after  giving these names to all his four sons,
The king lived  happily along with his wives.

Komalanmaraayoru  sodharanmaarumai,
Shyamala niram  poonda Lokabhirama devan,
Karunya amrutha poorna  apanga veekshanam  kondum,
Sarasya vyaktha  varna alaapa peeyusham kondum,
Viswa  mohanamaya  roopa soundaryam kondum,
Nisseha Ananda  pradha deha  mardhavam kondum,
Bandhooka danthambhara  chumbana  rasam kondum,
Bandhooka danthangura  spashta haasaabha kondum,
Bhoothala sthitha paadabhja dwaya  yanam kondum,
Chetho mohanangalaam  Nagara  vasigalkkum,
Preethi nalginaan  samasthendriyangallum yellam,

With the  very pretty group  of his brothers,
The black coloured , world bewitching  God,
With  the glance which  was full of nectar of mercy,
With clear colour of the lake , with nectar like music,
With the prettiness  which used to attract the universe,
With softness of body that gave rise  to real joy,
With the taste  of the kiss of his lips which are like red hibiscus flower,
With  the humour emanating  from his pretty  teeth,
With the two feet which rest  on the land,
And with his pretty   and attractive movements,
He gave  love   to all the sense  organs,
 Of his father , mother  and people of the town.

Phaala desanthe  Swarna aswatha parnaa kaaramai,
Maleyum aninjathil  patheedum kuralavum,
Anjana maninja thi manjula  tharamaya,
Kanja nethravum , kadakshaa avalokanangalum,
Karnalankara  mani kundalam minnidunna,
Swarna dharpana  sama  ganda mandalangalum,
Sardhoola nakhangalum  vidruma manikalum,
Cherthudan  Kartha swara manigal  madhye madhye,
Korthu   charthaa dunnoru  kanda kandodhothamum,
Muthu maalagal  vana malakalodum poonda,
Visthruthorasi  charthum   thulasee malyangalum,
Nisthoola prabha  vathsa lanchana vilasavum,
Angadangalum   valayangal Kankanangalum,
Angooleeyangal kondu  shobhicha karangalum,
 Kanchana sadrusa  peethambara upari charrthum.
Kanjikal noopurangal  yenniva  pala tharam,
Alankarangal  poondu   sodharanmaarodum,
 Oralankarathe  charthaan bhoomi devikku nadhan.

With The beauty  of  curly tendrils enhanced  by  wearing on his  forehead  ,
 The mark of sandal wood,In the shape of a golden leaf  of a peepal tree,
The side long glances out of his eyes made  more pretty ,
Due to his wearing black eye paint  on them,
The ears shining due to the  handsome   ear globes,
The cheeks which were shining like a golden mirror,
The very eminent nails, , the necklace of corals,
In which here and there beads made of gold,
Which  he was wearing   around his neck,
Necklaces of pearls, garlands of forest flowers,
The broad long chains  made of thulasi leaves,
The incomparable light emanating from the sri vathsa,
Armlets , bangles  and  golden rounds that he wore,
The Arms which were shining due to his rings,
The yellow silk upper cloth that he was wearing like a belt,
And Other anklets  and lotus flower that he was wearing,
The Lord  of goddess  along with his brothers heightened the  beauty of the earth.

Bharthavinnu  adhivasa mundayoru Ayodhyayil,
Pol thar manini thanum  kalichu vilanginaal,
Bhoothala thingal  yellam annu thottu anu dhanam,
Bhoothiyum  vardhichithu, lokavum aanandhichu.

Goddess Lakshmi  started living  very happily,
In Ayodhya where her husband  was living,
From that day onwards   every thing in earth,
Heightened its existence  and the world was a happy place.

Dampathimaare balyam kondu evam ranjipichu,
Samprathi koumaaravum  sampathichithu melle,
Vidhi nandananaaya  Vasishta  Maha muni,
Vidhi poorvakam  upanichithu balanmaare,
Sruthikalode  punar angangal upangamgal,
Smruthikalum upa smruthikalum  sramamellam,
Padaamaayathu parthaal yendu adbutham , mava,
Padavamerum nija swasangal   thanneyallo.
Sakala  chara chara guruvai maruvidum,
Bhagwan thanikkoru  guruvai chamanjidum,
Sahasra  pathrothbhava puthranaam  vasishtande,
Mahathwamerum  bhagyam  chollavathu orthaal.

Their childhood  made their parents  very happy,
And slowly their youth  also approached ,
And the great sage Vasishta who was  the son of Brahma,
According to dharma  made the children wear the sacred thread ,
And taught them Vedas  along with several branches,
As also the human law  book  as well as their branches,
And surprisingly  all these  were learned them without any effort ,
For they are all very difficult  to teach and learn,
Due  their being taught  by  sage Vasishta ,
The son of  the God who  arose from a lotus flower,
To   the god who was the teacher of all moving  and not moving beings.

Dhanur veda a mbo nidhi  paraganmaarai  vannu,
THanayanmaar yennathu kandoru Dasaradhan,
Manasi valarnnoru  paramanandam poondu,
Muni  nayakaneyum aanandhippichu nannai,
Aamodham valarnu  ullil  sevya sevaka bhavam,
Rama Lakshmanamaarum  kai kondaar athupole,
Komalanmaarai mevum  Bharatha Sathrugnanmaar,
Swami bruthaikabhavam , kai kondaar anudhinam,
Raghavan athu kaalam  yekadhaa  kuthoohalaal,
Vegam yereedinnoru  thuraga rathna meri,
Prana sammithanaaya  lakshmananodum  chernnu,
Bana thoonira  gadga aadhya aayudangalum  poondu,
Kanana dese nadaneedinaan nayaatinnai,
Kanaya  dushta mruga sanchayam  kola cheythaan.

Dasaradha seeing  that his sons have  returned,
As great experts  in the sea  of the science of archery ,
Became  happy with the ebbing joy of his mind,
And greatly made  happy  the  great  sage.
Among  Rama and Lakshmana  the feeling,
Of The lord and his assistant grew up,
And in the hearts of the pretty Bharatha and Shatrugna ,
There Developed  a feeling of  God  and his servant ,
And this grew more and more with the passage of time,
And at that  time one day Rama with lot of happiness in his mind,
Speedily climbed on   a  great gem of a horse ,
And along with Lakshmana who was like his soul,
 Armed themselves with weapons like bow ,arrow  and sword ,
Started travelling inside the forest   for the sake of hunting,
 And killed  very many groups  of  cruel animals.

Harini , hari , kari karadi , giri kari,
Hari saardhooladhikal  aadhikal  amitha vanya mrugam,
Vadhichu kondu vannu , janakan kaalkkal vechu,
Vidhicha vannam  namaskarichu vanangeedinaan.

He killed very large  number of wild animals like,
Deer , Monkey , elephant  bear, mountain boar ,
And lion  and brought and kept them at the  feet of his father,
And as per the practice  saluted him by falling at his feet.

Nithyavum ushasyooshasyothaya  kulichathu,
Bhakthi  kai kondu  Sandhya vandhanam cheythe sesham,
Janaka  jananimaar  charanaambujam  vandhichu,
Anujanodu chernnu , poura karyangal yellam,
Chinthichu danda neethi neengaathe  lokam thangal,
SAnthatham ranjipichu , Dharma paripaalanam cheythu,
Bandhukkalodum  guru bhoothanmaarodum chernnu,
Santhushta athmanaa, mrushta Bhojanam kazhichu  adha,
Dhamra sasthradhi Purana ithihaasangal  kettu,
Nirmala  brahmananda  leena chethasaa nithyam,
Paraman paraparan Parabrahmakhyan paran,
Purushan paramathma  , paramaananda moorthi,
Bhoomiyil manushyanaay avathaaram cheythevam,
Bhoomi palaka vruthikai kondu vannedinaan.

 Getting up at really very early morning , taking  bath,
Doing with great devotion  the salutations of dawn,
Saluting the  lotus like feet  of his father  and mother ,
Thinking about  affairs  of ruling of the state along with his brother,
After  always  bringing about peace without crossing the limits of law,
After  looking after Dharma,  and then after  taking ,
Very tastey and quality food along with relatives and elders,
After hearing  Dharma Sasthras     and  historical events,
Daily with a pure mind completely merging  with divine joy,
That great one , the one who was divine , one  who is like divine Brahman,
One who is outside everything , Lord Vishnu , the divine soul , the personification of  divine joy,
After  taking incarnation in this world as a man,
Lived  with the ideal  role of a  ruler  of earth.

Chethasa vicharichu kaankilo  paramartha,
Methume  cheyunnon alli lillallo  vikaravum,
Chinthikkil   parinama millathe  oru athmananda ,
Menthoru  maha maya  vaibhavam   chithram, chithram.

 If we think and see it in our mind , he is  the one ,
Who does nothing but  the  real truth and  there  are ,
No feelings  and further  evolution  in him ,
And the  divine joy of the soul  is but an illusion, strange , strange.

1.7 Protection of the fire sacrifice of Viswamithra.

Akkalam Viswamithranaakiya  muni kula,
Mukhyan   Ayodhyakku  ammar ezhunelli dinaan,
Ramanayi avaniyil  Mayaya janichoru,
Komalamay a roopam poondoru parathmanaam,
Sathyagnan anatha aanandamrutham  kandu kolvaan,
Chithathil niranjaasu  vazhinja bhakthiyode.

At that time  the great sage who was called Viswamithra,
Came on a  visit to Ayodhya , knowing that  Rama,
Was born in this earth   due to the act of illusion,
And is  really the divine  soul who has taken a  pretty form,
And with a view to see  the real wisdom  and endless nectar of joy,
He  came with desire filled in his mind  and mind ebbing with devotion.

Kousikan thanne kandu  Bhoopathi Dasrathan,
Aasu sambhramathodum , prathyuthanavum cheythu,
Vidhi nandhananodum  chennu yethirethu  yadha-,
Vidhi  poojayum cheythu vandhichu  ninnu bhakthyaa,
Sasmitham   muni varan thannodu  cholledinaan,
“ Asmath  janmam   yinnu vannithu saphalamai,
Ninthiruvadi  yezhunneliya moolam  kruthar-,
Thaa  anthrathmaavayithu  jnan iha thaponidhe,
Inganeyulla  ningal  ezhunelledum desam ,
Mangalamai vannasu  sampathum thane varum,
Yenthonnu  chithichezhunelliya thennu  yippol,
Ninthiruvadi arul cheyyanam, dhaya  nidhe,
Yennal  aakunnathellam cheyvaan   jnaan  madiyathe ,
Chonnalum  paramartham  thapasa kula pathe .”

On seeing sage Kaushika, the king Dasaratha,
With great nervousness  started  welcoming him,
And along with sage Vasishta , the son of Brahma,
He saluted him and with great devotion  and smile,
Told  that  great sage  as  follows:-
“Due to your coming my birth has  become fruitful,
And by the coming of your great self ,  the soul within me,
Has become contended , oh great sage,
The country which your  great self has visited ,
Would become auspicious  and wealth will come there,
Oh treasure of mercy ,  be pleased to tell me,
With what  objective  did you come here?
I would do anything  which is possible by me ,
Without hesitation, Oh lord among sages , please tell the real reason.”

Viswamithranum , preethanai  arul cheutheedinaan,
Viswasathode  Dasarathanodu athu neram,
“Jnaan amavasya thorum , pithru devadhikale ,
Dhyanichu  cheytheedunna  homathe mudakkunnor,
Mareecha , Subahu  mukhyanamaaraam nakthancharanmar,
Iruvarum  , anucharanmaraayu ullorum,
Avare nigrahichu , yagathe rakshippan,
Aayi . avaneepathe , Rama devane ayakkanam,
Pushkaroth bhava puthran  thannodu nirooppichu,
Lakshmananeyum  koode nalkanam madiyathe ,
Nallathu vanneduga , ninakku Maheepathe,
Kalyana mathe , Karuna nidhe , nara pathe.”

Becoming pleased sage Viswamithra   told,
With great hope  to Dasaratha  at that time,
“On every new moon day , meditating,
On the mane gods , I  do a fire sacrifice,
But this is  being stopped  by Rakshasas,
Like Mareecha, Subahu  and their assistants,
For killing them  and protecting the fire sacrifice,
Oh king , you have  to send  God Rama,
And he told this to sage Vasishta also,
And without any hesitation you have  ,
To send Lord Lakshmana also,
Let all that is good come to you, oh king,
Oh auspicious one , oh treasure of mercy , Oh lord of men.”

Chintha chanchalanaya  pankthisyandana nrupan,
Manthrichu , guruvinodu yekanthe chollinaan,
“Yendu cholvathu ,. Guro, Nandanan thanna mama,
SAnthyajicheeduvathinallallo , sakthiyottum,
Yethrayum kothicha kalathingal  deiva vasaal,
Sidhichu thanayanaam  Ramane piriyumbol,
Nirnayam marikkum jnaan, Ramane nalkeedaanjaal,
Anvaya nasam  koode varuthum Viswamithran,
Yenthonnu  nallathipol yennu nin thiruvadi,
Chinthichu  thirichu aruli cheitheeduga venam.”

Getting worried that king belonging to  the clan of Sun,
Calling  his Guru told  to him  in private ,
“Oh teacher , what should  I tell him,
It is not for  sacrificing my son that , at a time,
When I was weak   and desiring for  a son,
I got by God’s grace  Rama as a son and  by  parting with him,
I will definitely die  and if I do not give Rama,
Viswamithra  would completely destroy our clan,
Your honour may be  pleased  to tell me now,
After great thought, as to what I should tell him.”.

“yengilo   deva guhyam   kettalalum  athi gopyam,
Sankadamundakenda , santhatham dhara pathe,
Manushanalla Raman , Manava Shikhamane,
Manamilatha  paramathmavu, sadanandan,
Padma sambhavan , munnam  prarthikka moolamai,
Padma lochanan  bhomi bharathe kalavaanai,
Ninnude thanayanai , Kousalya devi thannil,
Vannavatharichathu , Vaikundan, Narayanan.”

“Then please hear from me the secret of the  devas,
Which is being kept as  greatly secret  and oh king,
There  is no reason for you to be sorry about.
Oh  great gem among men,  Rama is not a man,
The divine soul  who is forever joyful and who does not have any measure,
As a result of prayers done earlier  by Lord Brahma,
Lord Vishnu who is in Vaikunda,  who is Narayana himself
For  the sake of   reducing  the  burden of this world,
Has taken incarnation as your son and Kausalya’s son .

Ninnude  Poorva janmam,  cholluvan , Dasaratha,
Munnam nee Brahmathmajan  , Kasyapa  prajapathi,
Ninnude  pathniyakum Adithi , Kousalya kel,
Iruvarum koodi  santhathi yundavaanai,
Bahu vathsaram  ugram  thapassu cheythu ningal,
Muhurathmani  Vishnu poojaa dhyanaadhiyodum,
Bhaktha vathsalan devan , varadan Bhagawanum,
Prathyakshee bhavichu  “Nee vangi kol varam” yennan,
“Puthranaayi pirakkanam   yenikku bhavaan”, yennnu,
Sathwara mapekshicha  karanam innu nadhan,
Puthranayi pirannithu  Raman yennarinjaalum,
Pruthweendra, Seshan  thane Lakshmanan aakunnathuthum,
SAnkha chakrangalallo Bharatha Sathrugnanmaar ,
SAnkha kai vittu kettu kondalum  iniyum nee.”

Oh Dasaratha, I will now tell you about your previous birth.
Earlier you were Kasyapa Prajapathi  , son of Lord Brahma,
And Adhithi who was  your wife then is now Kausalya.
Both of you together  did  very tough penance for several years,
To get a son  and repeated it again and again,
Addressed  to Lord Vishnu along with worship and meditation.
That God who likes his devotees , who blesses and  who is divine,
Came in person before you and asked, “ You receive the boons from me,”
And because you immediately  requested him,
“You should be born as   our son,” . today that lord,
Has born as your son Rama, please  understand this.
Oh king  Lord Adhisesha  is  born as your son Lakshmana,
And Vishnu’s  wheel and conch have been born as Bharatha  and Shatrugna,
And so leave away all these doubts  and also hear the following.”

“yoga maya deviyum , seethayaay mithilayil,
Yaga velayaam, ayonijayay undai vannu,
AAgathnaayaam Viswamithran avar thammil,
Yogam kooteeduvathine arinjedenam , nee,
Yetrayum  guhyamithu  vakthavya malla thanum,
Puthrane  koode ayacheeduga  madiyathe.”

In Mithila , The  Goddess Yog maya  has been born ,
Without born from any  being , in the  stage of penance
And  you understand that Sage Vswamithra who has come here ,
Would make a meeting possible  between them,
This is a great secret  and should not be told to any one,
And so  without hesitation send your son.”

Santhushtanaya Dasaradhanum  Kousikane,
Vandhichu  , yadha vidhi poojichu , bhakhi poorvam,
“Rama Lakshmananmaare  kondu poi kondalum, “ yennu,
AAmodham  poondu , nalgi Bhoopathi  puthranmaare,
“Varika  Rama, Rama, Lakshmana Varika , Yennu,
Arige cherthu  maril anachu gadam , gadam,
Punarnnu punarnnudan , nukarnnu sirasingal,
“Gunangal varuvaanai  povin, “ yennura cheythaan,
Janaka jananimar  charanaambujam koopi,
Muni nayakan guru padavum vandhichudan,
Viswa mithrane chennu vandichu Kumaranmaar,
Viswa rakshartham parigrahichu muneendranum,
Chapa , thuneera  Bana , gadga  panikalaaya,
Bhoopathi kumaranmaarodum , Kousika muni,
Yathrayum ayapichu  aaseervadangalum cholli,
Theerthapadanmaarodum nadannu  Viswamithran.
Mandam poi chila desam  kadannor  anantharam,
Mandahasavum cheythittu  aruli cheythu munee,
“Rama, Raghava, Rama, Lakshmana Kumara kel,
Komalanmaaryulla  Balanmaar aanalo ningal,
Dahamendhennum , visappu yenthennum ariyathe irippanai,
Maahathmyam yerunoru  vidhyakal iva rendum,
Balakanmaare , ningal padichu japichalum,
Balayum, punar athibalayum  madiyathe,

Dasaratha  who became very happy , saluted,
Sage Kausika , worshipped as per procedure  and along with great devotion,
Saying  “You can take Rama  and Lakshmana  along with you,”
The king gave his sons to him with great joy, and he calling,
“Come Rama , Rama , come Lakshmana “ Took them near to him,
And  embraced them close to his heart in a tight manner,
Caressed and caressed them, , kissed them on their head,
And told them, “Go so that all good will come to you,”
Those lads  then saluted the lotus like feet of their father and mother,
And also saluted  the feet of the sage  who was their guru,
And later  went and saluted  sage Viswamithra.
For the sake of protecting the world the sage  took them,’
And sage Kasyapa  and along with those royal lads armed with,
Bow, quiver , arrows   and sword , bid farewell to others  after blessing them.
Along with those lads of divine feet  Viswamithra walked,
And after  seeing some countries  after a sauntering walk,
Smiled at  them and  told  them,
“ Hey Rama, Hey Raghava, Hey Rama  , Hey lad Lakshmana , please hear.
You both  are  only handsome lads and you since both have been brought up,
Without knowing what  is hunger  and thirst , for you not suffering from ,
Hunger and thirst , there are  two  great lessons  called Bala and Athibala.
Without any hesitation please  learn them  and then chant the same.”

Deva nirmatham kalee  vidhyakal yennu  Rama-
Devannum anujannum  upadesichu muni,
Kshul pipasaadhikalum theernna  Balanmarum  aayi,
Appozhe  Ganga  kadaneedinaan Viswamithran.

The sage to ld them that this knowledge  is made by devas,
 And he taught  them  these manthras,
Learning which  the boys  got rid of hunger  and thirst,
 And immediately sage Viswamithra crossed  the river Ganges with tem.

1.8 Killing of Thataka

Thataka vanam prapicheedinor anantharam  ,
Gooda smeravum poondu paranju Viswamithran,
“Raghava. SAthya parakrama varidhe , Rama,
Pokumaarilla  vazhiaarum ithu kaalam,
Kaadithu kanaayo  nee? Kama roopiniyaya,
Thataka  bhayangary  vaaneedum desamallo,
Avale pedichu aarum  ner vazhi nadappeela,
Bhuvana vasi janam , bhuvaneswara, Pothi,
Kollanam avale nee  valla jathiyum  mathi-
Nilloru   doshamennu mamuni paranjappol,
Melleve yonnu cheru jnaan oli cheythu , Raman,
Yella lokavum  onnu virachathu athu neram,
Cheru jnan oil kettu kopichu nisachari,
Perike vega thodumaduthu  bakshippanai,
Anneram oru saramayachu  Raghavanum,
Chennu thadaga maril kondithu  Rama Banam,
Paara athil  mala chirakathu   veenathu pole,
Ghora roopiniyaya  thadaga veenal allo,
Swarna rathnabharana  bhooshitha gathriyai,
Sundariyaya  yakshi thanneyum  kaanai vannu.,
Sapathaal  nakthanjariyayoru yakshi thanum ,
Prapichu  devalokm Ramadeva Anugnayaa,
Kousika muneendranum  divayasthra ngale yellam,
Maasu  Raghavanodu upadesichu  salakshmanam.

They then reached  the forest of Thataka,
And Viswamithra told with a mysterious  smile,
“Oh Raghava, , Oh ocean of valour , Oh Rama,
These times no body goes these way,
Do you see this forest, This is a horrible place ,
Where Thadaka  who can take  any  form lives.
And fearing her none of the people  of earth,
walks  on this straight road, Oh lord of earth , salutations,
 When the great saint told, “You have to kill her,”
 there  are  no problems, to whatever group or clan she  belongs,
Rama  twanged  the string of his bow slightly,
And at that time when the entire  world shivered,
That Thataka who travels at night  became very angry,
Rushed towards  Rama  to eat him,
And  Rama at that time sent an arrow,
And that arrow of Rama  went and hit the chest of Thataka,
And that horrible looking Thataka  fell on the ground,
Like a mountain falling on earth when its wings are  cut,
And there  a pretty Yakshi  decorated  fully,
With  ornaments  of Gold and jewels appeared,
And when she told  that she became  a Rakshasi,
Due to a curse , Rama permitted her to go  and
She  reached  the world  of devas, and
That great sage called  Kausika  taught ,
Both Rama and Lakshmana  several divine  arrows.

Nirmalanmaaraam  kumaranmaarum  muneendranum,
Ramya kanane  thathra  vasichu  Kaamaasrame,
Rathriyum  pinittavar  Sandhya vandanam cheythu,
 Yathrayum  thudanginaara aasthaaya  pularkaale.

Those  pure lords  and that great sage ,
Lived  in the Kamasrama*  in that pretty forest,
And after  the night , they completed their morning rituals ,
And they re started  their travel  in the early morning.
     *Place where  God of love was killed by Lord Shiva.

Pukkithu Sidhasramam Viswamithranum  muni-,
Mukhyanmaar yethirethu , vandichar athu neram,
Rama Lakshmananmaaru,  vandhichu munigale ,
Premam ulkkondu muni maarum salkaram  cheythaar,
Visramichu anantharam  Raghavan thiruvadi,
Viswamithrane nokki  preethi poondu arul cheythu,
“Thapasothamaa, Bhavaan   deekshikka  Yaga mini,
Thaapam koodathe  rakshicheeduvaa nethu  cheythum,’
Dushtaraam  nisacharendranmaare  kaatti thannal,
 Nashtamaakuvaan  banam  kondu jnaan  thaponidhe.

Then they entered  the Sidhasramam  of Viswamithra, ,
And they were  received there by the chief sages,
They also saluted them at that time  and Rama,
As well as Lakshmana  also saluted the  sages.
With great love the sages treated them hospitably ,
And after taking rest  the  honourable Rama,
Looked at  sage Viswamithra and asked with love,
“Oh great sage , please conduct your fire sacrifices now,
And by doing whatever is needed , I would protect it ,
Without much trouble to you all, if you show,
Those  very bad  asuras ,I would destroy with my arrows.”

Yagavum deekshichithu , kousikan athu kaalam,
Agamichathu nakthancharanmaar padayodum,
Madhyahna kale , mel bagathingal ninnu thathra,
Raktha vrushtiyum  thudangeedinaar  athu neram,
Paarathe randu saram thoduthu Ramadevan,
Mareecha  Subahu veeranmaare prayogichaan,
Konnithu Subahuvaam avane  oru saram,
Anneram Marrechanum  bheethi poondu  odeedinaan,
Chennithu Ramabanam pinnaale koode koode,
Khinnana yeriyoru yojana paanjan avan,
Arnavam thannil chennu  veenithu Mareechanum,
Anneram avideyum , chennithu dahippanai.

Sage Koushika  started observing Yaga  at that time,
And the  Rakshasas came    there with an army,
And at after noon, they  started the rain of blood,
And without  even seeing them , Rama   sent two arrows,
Aimed at the  heroes called Mareecha  and Subahu,
And one of those arrows immediately  killed Subahu,
And at that time With great fear Mareecha started running away,
But the Arrow of Rama   followed  him again and again,
And the very tired Mareecha  ran for another Yojana distance,
And  That Marrecha went  and fell in to  the sea ,
But even there  the arrow went to burn him.

Pinne mathengumoru  saranam millanju avan,
“Yenne Rakshikkane “ yennu abhayam pukkedinaan,
BHaktha vathsalan abhayam  koduthathu moolam,
Bhakthanai   vannaan annu  thudangi Marrechanum,
Pathalar kula kalanaya soumithriyum,
Mathulla padayellam konnithu sarangalaal,
DEvakal pushpa vrushti  cheythithu santhoshathaal,
Deva dundhubhikalum  goshichathth athu neram,
Yaksha  kinnara   sidha  charana  Gandharvanmaar,
Thal kshane koopi Sthuthi chethavum aanadhichar,
Viswamithranum  paramanandam poondu punarna,
Aasu poornardhra  kula nethra padmangalodum,
Uthsange cherthu , paramaseervadhavum cheythu ,
Vathsanmaareyum bhujipichathu  vathsalyathaal,
Irunnu moonu dinam ororo puranangal,
Paranju  rasippichu  Kousikan avarumai.

Later since there  was no other method to save himself.
He surrendered to Rama saying “  Pease  save me”,
And since that lover of devotees gave him protection,
Mareecha  from that  time became  a devotee of Rama,
And the god of death to his enemies Lakshmana ,
Killed   by his arrows   all the rest of their army ,
The devas rained flowers due to great happiness,
The  deva drummers at that time  their drums loudly,
Yakshas, Kinnaras , Sidhas, Charanas  and Gandharwas,
Immediately saluted them and started singing their praise ,
And sage Viswamithra  became extremely happy ,
Caressed them  and with his lotus like eyes full of tears,
Hugged them tightly  and gave them his divine blessings.
With great love   he  offered   food to those lads ,
And for the next three  days   sage Kousika related,
The epics and   made  them extremely happy.

Arul cheyythithu naalaam divasam  pinne  muni,
“Aruthu vrudhaa kalam kalakennulla thethum,
Janaka mahee pathiyude Maha yagnam
INi vaikaathe  kaanmaan poga naam vathsanmaare,
Chollezhum  trayambakamakina Maheswara,
Villundu , videha  rajyathingal irikkunnu,
Sri Maha devan  thane vechirikkunnu pura,
Bhoomi palendranmaaraal architham anu dinam,
Kshonee palendra  kula jathanaakiya bhavan,
Kananam maha sathwamakiya  Dhanu  rathnam.”

After telling this on the fourth day the sage again told,
“You should  not unnecessarily waste time doing nothing,
The great king Janaka is conducting a great fire sacrifice,
And hey lads , we would go to see it without delay ,
There is   a famous  bow belonging  to the great god Shiva,
Called  Trayambaka  in the kingdom of Videha  king,
It has been kept there at olden times by Lord Shiva himself,
And it is daily being worshipped  by the rulers of earth,
And so you who  were born in a family that  rules the earth,
Should see that gem of a bow  which is a great holy thing.”

Thapasendranmaarodum yee vannam arul cheythu,
Bhoopathi balanmaarum  koode poye Viswamithran,
Prapichu Ganga theeram , Gowthamasramam thatra,
Shobha poondoru  punya desam Ananda pradham,
Divya pada palathaa kusuma phalangaklaal,
Sarva mohana karam Janthu soonchaya  heenam,
Kandu kouthukam poondu , Viswamithrane nokki,
Pundreekekshanan  meevannam arul cheythu,
“Aasrama padam idhanmarkkullu , manohara,
Masraya yogyam Nana janthu varjitham , thanum,
Yethrayumaahladham undayithu manasi may,
Thathwam  yendennatharul cheyyanam.”

He also told like this to the  great sages  who were there,
And Viswamithra  went along with the sons of the king.
They reached the shore of Ganga  and there they say the hermitage of Gowathama,
Which was having a great luster , which was holy and capable of giving joy.
It was  full of divine trees  which were laden with flowers and fruits,
It was greatly pretty   and was bereft  of the traffic of animals.
Rama saw that and became curious  and seeing Viswamithra asked,
“To whom does  this  pretty   hermitage , which is suitable for living,
Which does not have  various types of animals ,belong?
My mind is full of positive emotions of joy,
And see kindly tell me  , why is that?”

1.9 Ahalya Moksham

Yennathu kettu   Viswamithranum ura cheythu,
Pannaga sayi  paran thannodu  paramartham,
Kettalum , pura vruthamengilo  Kumaraa, nee,
Vattamillatha thapasulla Gowthama  muni,
Gangarodhasi  nalloru aasramathingal athra,
Mangalam vardhicheedum  thapasaa vaazhum kalam,
Lokesan  nija suthayay ulloru  Ahalyayaam,
Loka sundariyaya , divya kanyaka rathnam,
Gowthama muneendrannu koduthu vidhathavum,
Kowthukam poondu  Bharya bharthakkanmaar aayavar,
Bharthru susrooshaa brahma  charyadhi  gunangal,
Kandethrayum prasadhichu , Gowthama muneendranum,
Thannude  pathniyayor ahalya yodum chernnu,
Parna salayilathra  vasichu chira kalam.

Hearing this, sage Viswamithra  told,
The divine one who sleeps on a snake “please ,
Hear  the truth about what happened in the past, Oh prince,
When Sage Gowthama who did   very great unfading penance,
At the shore of river Ganges, in a very good hermitage ,
Was living here , which is auspicious and suitable  for penance,
Lord Brahma  gave his daughter Ahalya , who was prettiest in the world,
And who was a divine  damsel  to sage  Gowthama  to marry.
With happiness  those  wife  as well as husband . Sage Gowthama,
Observing  her service to the husband  and living according to Dharma,
Became very pleased with her  , lived  with his wife Ahalya  in this hermitage for some time.

Viswa mohiniyayma Ahalya  roopam kandu
Duschyavanamum  kusumayudha vasanaayaan,
Chenthondi vai malarum  pandhokkum mulakalum,
Chanthameridum  thuda kambum   aswathipethinnu,
 Yenthoru  kazhivennu  chinthichu satha  mukhan,
Chenthar banarthi lkondu  santhapam  muzhukkayaal,
Santhatham  manakombil  Sundara gathri roopam,
Chinthichu  chinthichu  anangandhanai vannanallo .

Seeing  the form of Ahalya  who was bewitcher of the world,
 Lord Indra   fell under the influence  of God  of love,
Lord Indra  thought   how to enjoy Her   mouth which was  like a red flower ,
Her breasts which were lie ball,and her extremely  pretty thighs ,
And  due to  the effect of god of love which  extremely increased,
Her pretty form occupied  his mind and he became mad with love.

Antharathmani  vibudhendranu mathinippol,
Antharam varathe  oru anthara , menthennorthu,
Lokesathmaja sutha nandanande  roopam,
Naka nayakan  kai koda anthya yamadhiyingal,
Sandhya vandhanathinnu  Gowthaman  poya neram,
Antharaa pukkanudajanthare paravaaal.

Due to his pain in the inner soul  that Indra,
Wanted to find an end  this and find a  chance,
And  Indra took the form of  Gowthama  , the great grandson,
Of Brahma  and during  the last ending period of night,
When sage Gowthama  went to do his morning oblations,
He entered  the hermitage  of the sage completely lovelorn.

Soothramaiavan ahalyaye prapichu sa sambhramam,
Sathwaram  purapetta nerathu Gowthamanum,
Mithran than  udayam ottadutheelennu kandu,
Badha sandeham  chenna nerathu kaanai vannu,
Vruthra rathrikku muni sreshtane balaal appol,
Vithrastha mai yethrayum vepadhu  poondu ninnan.

 At the time, When he urgently started from there , after,
Making love  to Ahalya   using  a trick,  sage Gowthama,
Seeing that  the  time for rising  Sun has not yet come,
 And getting a doubt returned  early  and urgently ,
And Indra  seeing  the sage at that time became scared ,
And  started  shivering   all over the body.

Thannude roopam parigrahichu varunnavan thanne,
Kandu athi kopam  kai kondu muneendranum,
“Nillu  nilla aarakunnathu yenthithu dushtathmaave,
Chollu chollennodu nee yellame paramartham,
Vallathe mama roopam  kai kolvaan  yenthu moolam,
Nirlajjanaya  Bhavan yethoru Maha papi,
SAthyamennodu cholledarinjaa allo  thava,
Vruthantham parayaykil bhasmamakkuvan yippol.”

Seeing one  who has  taken his own form ,
That great sage  became  very angry  and asked,
“Stop , stop , Hey bad soul , who are you?
Tell , tell the truth  to me  completely,
Why did you assume  my form,
Hey shameless one, which great sinner  are you?
Tell the truth  and if I do not  understand ,
Who you are , I will burn and make in to ash.”

Chollinaan athu neram , thapasendrane nokki,
“Swarlokadhipathiyaa , kama kinkaran aham,
Vallayma yellam akapettithu , moodathwam  kondu,
Yellam  ninthiruvadi poruthu kollename.”

He told at that  time , seeing  that great sage,
“I am the servant of passion who rules the heavens,
Due to my weakness  and foolishness I have been caught ,
All these may kindly  be pardoned by your great self.”

“Sahasra bhaganayi bhavikkuga bhavaan ini,
Saheecheeduga  cheytha  dush karma phalam yellam,”
Thapsweeswaranaaya  gowthamam devendrane ,
SApiuchu asramamakam pukku  , appol Ahalyayum,
Vapadhu poondu  nilkunnathu kandarul cheythu,
Tahapsothamanaaya  Gowthaman kopathode,
“Kashtam yethrayum  duruvrutham, Durachare,
Dushtamanase , Thava samarthyam nannu paaram,
Dushta kruthyam odunguvan  ithinnu cholleduvan,
Nish krithi yayulloru  dusthara mahavrutham.”

“From today you  would have thousand generative organs,
On you ,  bear  the results of bad  acts that have been committed by you,”
Thus  the great sage Gowthama cursed devendra and entered the hermitage,
There Ahalya stood sweating and seeing her  he told her,
“Alas , hey woman with bad character, this your bad behavior,
Hey woman with a bad mind, your  cleverness is really great,
To  put an end to the bad acts of yours, I will tell,
A great penance for you, so that you will repent.”

“Kama kinkare, sila roopam kai kondu nee,
Rama padabhjam  bhajichivide  vasikkanam,
Neehara thapa vayu varshadhikalum  sahichu,
Aaharadhikal yethum  koodathe diva rathram,
Nana janthukkal  onnum ivide undai varaa,
Kanana dese madheeyasrme, manohare.”

“Hey servant of passion, You should take  the form of a stone,
And live here always thinking of  the feet of Rama,
Suffering in snow, sun, wind   and rain ,
Without any food  during day and night ,
And no beings would  ever come here,
And live In this pretty hermitage  of mine.”

“Ingane pala  divya vathsaram kazhiyumbol,
Ingezhunellum Rama devanum anujanum,
Sri Rama Padambuja  sparsa mundayidum naal,
Theerum nin durithangal yellam yennarinjalum,
Pinne nee bhakthiyode poojichu  vazhipole,
Nannai pradakshinam cheythu , kumbitu koopi,
Nadhane  sthuthikkumbol  sapa mokshavum vannu,
Puthramanasa aayal yenneyum  susreeshikkam,
Yennarul cheythu  Muni himaval parvatham  pukkan,
Annu thottu  ivide Vaneedunnal Ahalyayum,”

“Like that  when several holy years have passed,
God Rama   and his brother  would come here,
And that day when you are touched by the feet of Rama,
Understand that all your sufferings will come to an end,
They you  should worship him with great  devotion,
And go round him properly , salute him,
And when you pray that Lord, you would get out of this curse,
And if your mind becomes pure, you can also serve me,”
Saying like this that sage  entered the Himalaya mountains,
And from that day Ahalya is staying here.”

“Nin thiru malaradi chenthalir podi yelppan,
Yenthoru  kazhivennu chinthichu  chithichu ullil,
SAnthapam poondu kondu  santhatham vasikkunnu,
Santhosha santhana santhaname, chinthamane,
AAraalum kandu koodathoru  pashanangiyai,
Ghoramam  thapassodum ivide   vasikkunna,
Brahma nandanayaya, Gowthama pathniyude,
Kalmasha seshavum  ninnude padangalaal,
Unmoola nasanam varutheedanam  innu thanne,
Nirmalayai  vannedum  ahalyaa devi yennal.”

Thinking and thinking that  when she will  get coated ,
 By the fine dust of your flower like feet , with a sad mind,
She who is the daughter of Brahma  and wife of Gowthama,
 Is always living here , Hey wish giving tree of happiness,
Hey wish giving gem, and that lady with a body of stone,
Is here in a form which cannot be found out by any One,
Doing very great penance , and today itself ,please destroy,
Completely  without leaving even a bit  so that,
Ahalya in her very pure form   will come here.”

Gadhi  nandanan , dasarathi yodevam paranju,
Aasu trukkayyum  pidichudajanganam  pukkaan,
‘Ugramaam thapassodum irikkum sila roopa,
Maagrekankennu kaatti koduthu munivaran.

After telling thus  to Lord Rama, Sage Viswamithra,
Held his hand and lead him inside  the hermitage,
And showed him the  stone form that ,
Was doing the great penance  there.

Sri Padambujam melle vechithu Ramadevan,
Sripathi, Raghupathi, Salpathi, Jagalpathi,
Ramoham yennu pranju aamodham  poondu nadhan,’
Komala roopan , muni pathniye vananginaan.
Anneram Nadhan thanne kanayithu ahalyakkum,
Vannor anandam ethum cholluvathallayallo,
Thapasa sreshtanaya Kousika muniyodum,
Thapa sanchayam neengu maaru sodharanodum,
Thapa nasa karakanaya  devan thanne ,
Chapa banangalodum, peethamaam vasthrathodum,’
Sri vathsa  vakshasodum  susmitha  vakthrathodum,
Sri Vasambuja dala sannibhanethrathodum
Vasava neela mani  sangasa   gathrathodum,
Vasavadhya amarogha vanditha padathodum,
Pathu dikkilum okke niranja kanthiyodum,
Bhaktha vathsalan  thanne kanayithu Ahalyakkum.

God placed  his lotus  like feet  in a tender fashion,
And that God  who is consort of Lakshmi, the lord of Raghu clan,
Good lord , lord  of the universe  told with happiness,
“I am Rama” and saluted the wife  of the great  sage.
At that time Ahalya  was  able to see Lord Rama,
And words cannot tell  about how much happiness she felt,
Along with sage Kaushika   who was  excelling in penance ,
With a wish that all her problems should be over ,
And along with his brother, that God who can destroy problems,
Appeared with is bow and arrow, dressed  in yellow silk,
With Sri Vathsa on his chest ,  With a pleasantly smiling face,
With eyes that resembled the leaves of a lotus plant,
With a glittering body of the colour of blue sapphire ,
With feet that is worshipped  by all vasus and devas,
With a shine  which lighted  all the ten directions,
That God who loved his devotees stood  in front of Ahalya.

Thante Bharthavaya  Gowthama thapo dhanan,
Thannodu munnam ura   cheythathy orthaal appol,
Nirnayam  Narayanan thanithu Jagannadan,
Arnoja  vilochanan, Padmaja manoharan,
Itham aathmani chithichu  uthamam cheythu bhakthyaa,
Sathwaram  arghyadhikal kondu  poojicheedinaal,
Santhosha asrukkal ozhikeedum nethrangalodum,
Santhapam theernu danda namaskaravum cheythaal,
Chitha kambingal yetham  vardhicha bhakthiyodum,
Uthanam cheythu muhur anjali bandathodum,
Vyakthamayoru  pulakanchitha dehathodum,
Vyakthamallathavanna  gadgadhaarnavathodum,
Adhwayyanaya oru aradhya   swaroopane kandu,
Sadhyojatha Ananda abdhi magnayayi Sthuthi cheythaal.

She now remembered   the words  that were told earlier,
To her  by her husband  who  is the great sage Gowthama,
This definitely is Lord Narayana , the lord of the universe,
Who has lotus like eyes, who is as pretty as a lotus flower,
And thinking like that in her mind , she stood up and with devotion,
Immediately worshipped  him  with materials for the worship,
And along with tears  of joy flowing  from both her eyes,
Due to her pains being over  and saluted him on the floor ,
With  the ebbing devotion  in her  mind ,
She stood up and again and again saluted him,
Along with  a  body with bristling hair due to real great joy
And with a choking voice that made her not clear ,
She saw  that great  worshipful god with no second ,
And was suddenly transported  to the  great sea  of joy and prayed him.

1.10 Ahalya  Sthuthi
(Prayer of Ahalya)
(The translation of  this prayer from the Sanskrit orinial is given in
http://www.hindupedia.com/en/Ahalya_Krutha_Rama_Stotram )

Jnaan aho krutharthayaanen Jagannadha,
“Kkanai  vannathu  moolam  , athrayumalla  chollam,
Padmaja  rudhradhikalal  apekshitham  pada-
Padma  samlagna  pamsu lesam innu yenikkillalo,
Sidhichu bhaval  prasada  thirekathaal,
Athinethumo bahu kalpa kalam aaradhichalum,
Chithramethrayum  thava  cheshtitham  Jagalpathe,
Marthyabhavena  vimohipicheedunnaththevam.

Oh Lord of the universe , I have been blessed,
Due to my being able to see you , not only that , I will tell further,
By your grace I have been able to  get  little of the dust,
Which are attached  to your lotus like feet,
Which is  very difficult to get even by Brahma  and Shiva,
And  this would not have  been possible ,
However much penance that I did all my life,
And oh Lord of the universe , this is because of your play,
And today you appear to me as man and make me attracted by your greatness.

Ananda mayanayor  athi mayikan  poornan,
Nyunaathireka soonyan achalana allo  BHavaan,
Thal padambuja pamsu  pavithra Bhageerathi,
 Sarpa bhooshana  virinchadikal yellareyum,
Shudha makkedunnathum  thal prabhavathaal allo,
Sidhechanallo jnanum  thwal pada  sparsam ippol.

Filled with joy , a great magician , One who is complete,
He who does not have differences between low and high,
He who does not move are  all  your great self,
The  dust  of your lotus feet is like a holy ganges,
And purifies  Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma  and others,
Due to your great power, and I too was able to ,
Get  the  touch  of your  feet just now.

Pandu jnan  cheytha punyamenthu  varnippathu ,
Vaikunda , thal kuntaathmaanaam  Durlabha murthe , Vishno,
Marthyanai avatharichoru  purusham Devam,
Chithamohanam  Ramaneeya dehinam  Ramam,
Shudham adbutha veeryam  sundaram, dhanurdaram,
Thathwam advayam , Sathya sandham  aadhyantha heenam,
Nithyamavyayam  bhajicheedunnen ini  nithyam,
Bhakthyaiva mattareyum bhajicheedunnen illa.

Oh Vaikunta, how can I describe the good deeds,
That I must have done earlier, to attain  that  which was not ,
Reachable by lazy  souls , Oh Lord Vishnu ,
Oh God who was born as  a human being,
Oh Rama who attracts the mind by his pretty body,
Oh pure one , Oh wonderful one , oh valour , oh prettiness , Oh expert archer,
Oh principle  which does not have  a second , Oh truthful one ,
Oh God who does not have beginning or end,
Oh God who is forever, who does not change , from now  I would sing about you daily,
And I would not pray anybody else with devotion

Yadhoru padambujam aarayunnithu Vedam,
Yathoru  Nabhi thannil undai virinchanum,
Yathoru  namam japikkunnathinnu mahadevan,
Chethasa  thal swamiye , jnan nithyam vanungunnen,
Narada muneendranum  Chandra sekaran thanum,
Bharathi ramananum, Bharathi devi thanum,
Brahma lokathil ninnanvaham  keerthikkunu,
Kalmashaharam Rama charitham  rasayanam,
Kama  ragadhikal  thernnu aanandham  varuvanayi,
Rama devane jnanum saranam prapikkunnen.

That  lotus like feet that is being searched by Vedas,
That  navel  was  one from  which was born Lord Brahma,
That name which is  being chanted  by Lord Shiva,
That God Is being saluted by me daily in my mind,
Lord Brahma    and  the goddess  who is consort of Brahma,
 Daily  and always  are  singing the story of Rama,
Which removes all ills  and which is the essence ,
For removing passion and other feelings  and getting joy,
And I am   also daily  praying  that God Rama.

Aadhyan  adhvayan   avyakthan, anaakulan,
Vedhya nallarumennalum  Vedantha vedhyan,
Paraman,  paraparan Paramathmavu, paran,
Parabrhamakhyan  paramananda moorthi  nadhan,
Purushan, purathanan kevala  swayam jyothi ,
SAkala chara chara  guru , Karunyamurthi,
Bhuvana manoharamayoru  roopam poondu,
Bhuvanthingal  anugrahathe  varuthuvaan.

The primeval one  who does not have a second ,
One who is not clear , one who is  peaceful,
One who is not  subject of veda  but one who is an expert in Vedantha,
The topmost one, divine among divines , the divine soul ,  the  divine one,
He who is called as divine Brahmam , personification of divine happiness,
The Lord ,The Purusha , the very primitive one , The one who shines within himself,
The teacher of moving and not moving beings , the personification of mercy.
Has  assumed a form that attracts  the world ,
And has come   to the earth   to bless  it,

Angane yulla Ramachandrane sada kalam ,
Thingina bhakthyaa bhajichidunnen jnan,
SWathanthran , paripoornandan Aathmaraman,
Thanthran , nijamaya guna bimbithanai ,
Jagad udhbhava  sthithi samhaaraadhikal  cheyvaan,
Akhandan , Brahma Vishnu Rudra namangal poondu,
Beda roopangal  kaikondoru  nirgunamurthi,
Vedantha vedhyan mama  chethasi vasikkenam.

I am going to sing with  mind completely full of devotion,
 The Ramachandra  with those properties  always,
Let   my mind be occupied   by  that  independent one,
That complete  joy , that Rama  of the soul ,
The tricky one , he who with properties  which are real,
Wants to be  the cause of  the creation, upkeep    of the universe,
He who is limitless , He  who takes  up the names ,
Of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva , assuming different forms ,
Though  he is one who is  bereft  of any  properties
And the   one  who  is being studied by Vedantha.

Rama, Raghava , Pada pankajam Namosthuthe,
Sreemayam , Sri devi pani dwaya  padmarchitham,
Maana heenan maaraam  divyanmaaral  anudhyeyam,
Manartham  moonnil akam akrantha  jagathrayam.

Hey Rama , Hey Raghava, I salute your lotus like feet,
Pervading with auspiciousness , it is being  worshipped,
By lotus flowers by Goddess Lakshmi  with both her hands,
It is also being  meditated  by  countless number of devas,
And it  has measured the three worlds in  number of steps less than three.

Brahmavin karangalaal  kshalitham pathmopamam,
Nirmalam  SAnkha chakra  kulisa  mathsyangitham,
Manmano nikethanam , kalmasha vinasanam,
Nirmalaathmaanaam  paramaaspadam Namosthuthe,
Jagad asrayam bhavan Jagath aayutham Bhavan,
Jagathaam aadhi bhoiothanayathum bhavanallo.

That lotus like feet  has been washed  by Brahma’s hands,
And it is pure and inlaid with conch, wheel  and lotus flowers,
It is a place where my mind stays , it removes all ills,
It is the place where  the pure souls find a resting place, Salutations,
You are depended upon by the universe , you are the universe ,
And you  are  the primeval  being of this universe.

SArva  bhoothangalilul  asakthanallo BHavan,
Nirvikarathma , sakshi bhoothanayathum bhavan,
Ajan, avyayan  bhavan,  Ajithan, niranjanan,
Vachasaam vishayaallathoru anandamallo.

Oh God are  you not something  that stands alone within each being,
Oh god you are  without change  and  the witness  to everything,
You do not have birth nor death , you cannot be won  and you purify,
You are  that  joy which  is beyond the description by words.

Vachya  vachako  bhaya bhedena  Jaganmayan,
Vachyanaay  varename vakkinnu sadaa mama,
Karya karana  karthu  phala sadana bedham,
Maayayaa  bahu vidha roopataa thonnikkunnu.

You   are all over the world with difference between meaning and sound,
Be pleased   to help my words  to describe you who is beyond words,
The differences between action, cause  and  the doer ,
Is shown  in various different ways  due to illusion.

Kevalamennakilum ninthiruvadiyathu,
Sevakanmaarkku polum arivaan aruthallo,
Thwan maya vimohitha  chethasaan ajnaaneenaam,
Thwan mahathmyangal  nere yarinju koodaykayallo ,
Manase viswathmaavaam  , ninthiruvadi thane ,
Manushan  yennu kalpicheeduvor ajanikal,
Purathum  agathum  mella adavum okke niranju,
Irikunnthu  nithyam  ninthiruvadiyallo.

Though  a very  ordinary fact , even your ,
Devotees  are not able to know  about you,
And to the ignorant ones  your form hidden by illusion,
And thy are  not at all able   to understand  your greatness,
You  who   are    the soul of the entire universe,
Is considered as a mere human being by the  ignorant ones,
You yourself   completely  fill up  all places  ,
Which are inside and outside daily.

Shudhan adwayan saman nithyan  nirmalan yekan,
Budhan avyakthan  santhan asangan  nirakaran,
Sathwadhi  guna thraya  yukthaayaam  sakthiyukthan,
SAthwangalullil vazhum jeevathmavaya  nadhan,
Bhakthaanaam mukthi pradhan , yukthaanaam  yoga pradhan,
SAkthaanaam bukthipradhan , sidhaanaam sidhi pradhan.

Pure one, one who does not have second , one who is equal,
One who is forever, One who is clear,  one  who is alone,
One who is knowledgeable , one  who is not clear ,
One who is peaceful , One who is not in groups ,
One who is formless , one who  is strong ,
In presence of three fold characteristics like Sathva,
The Lord  who is  the Jeevathma living in all beings,
One who grants salvation to devotees  and renounced beings,
One who grants luck  to those  who have  desires,
One who gives  occult powers  to Sidhas.

Thathwa  daraathma  devan , sakala jagan mayan,
Thathwagnan , nirupaman, nishkalan , niranjanan,
Nirgunan , nischanchalan, nirmalan, niradharan,
Nishkriyan , nishkaranan , nirahankaran , nithyan,
Sathya Jnana Ananda   ananthamruthathmakan paran,
Sathamathrathma , paramathma , sarvathmaa, vibhu ,
SAchibrahmathma , samastheswaran Maheswaran,
Achyuthan , anadhinadhan , sarva devathamayan.,
Ninthiruvadi  yayathethrayum  moodathmaavaya,
Andhayayulloru , jnan yengine  ariyunnu,
Ninthiruvadiyude  thathwam yennalum jnaana,
Santhatham bhooyo bhooyo  namasthe  namo nama.

You are  the  god who  is the soul of philosophy , you pervade  all over the world,
You are expert in philosophy , one who has nothing to compare , one without stains, one who purifies,
You are one without properties, one who never worries, clear one, one  who does not have any support,
You do not act , do not have a cause , one without pride  and one who is forever,
You are divine , the one  beyond Sath chit Ananda , endless one  and one having nectar like soul,
You are the soul which is pure essence ,  the divine soul ,  all souls and the Lord,
You are the  true soul of divine Brahmam, , God of all , and the greatest god,
You do not slip , the primeval lord  and  have all gods within you,
When you are all these  ,  How can I who am very foolish and blind , understand ,
The principle  behind you but still  I always  , again and again  salute you.

Yathrakuthrapi vasicheedilum  mellanaalum,
Pol  thalir adikalil ilakkam varaathoru,
Bhakthiyundaka  venam yennozhinjaparam  ,
Janaan arthicheedunnen illa , namasthe namo nama.

Wherever and whichever place I live , on all days,
My devotion  to your golden feet  should  not,
Change  and except  for this  boon,
I do not request for any other, salutations.

Namasthe , Rama, Rama , purushadyakshaa, Vishno,
Namasthe Rama, Rama , Bhaktha  vathsala , Rama ,
Namasthe , Hrishikesa , Rama , Raghava , Rama
Namasthe , Narayana , santhatham  namosthuthe,
SAmastha karmarppanam  bhavthi karomi jnan,
SAmastha aparadham , kshamaswa , jagat  pathe.

Salutations, Oh Rama, Oh Rama , Oh presiding deity , Oh Vishnu,
Salutations, Oh Rama , Oh Rama , Oh God who loves his devotees , Oh Rama,
Salutations, Oh Hrishikesa , Oh Rama , Oh Raghava , Oh Rama,
Salutations , Oh Narayana , I always salute you,
I am dedicating all the actions that I do to you.
Please pardon  all the mistakes that I do , Oh Lord of universe.

Janana marana  dukhapaham  Jagannadham,
Dhina nayaka  koti   sadrusa prabham , Ramam,
Kara sarasa yuga sudrutha sara  chapam,
Karunakaram , kaala jaladha basam  Ramam,
Kanaka  ruchira  divyambaram remaavaram,
Kankojjwala  rathna  kudalanjitha gandam,
Kamala dala  lola vimala  vilochanam,
Kamlodhbhava natham  manasa  Rama meede.

The lord of Universe  who cures sorrow of birth and death,
The Rama  who has  the shine of   ten million  suns,
The one who holds tightly the bow and arrow  in his lotus like hand,
The personification of mercy , one who shines like a water rich cloud,
One who wears  divine silk of golden colour, The consort of Lakshmi,
One who has shining cheeks   as well as  golden ear studs,
One who has  pretty shifting eyes  which are similar to lotus petals,
I pray  This Rama who   has Lord Brahma  as his devotee.

Puratha sthitham  sakshad eeswaram Raghunadham,
Purushothamam koopi sthuthichaal bhakthiyode,
Lokesathmajayaakum  Ahalya thanum pinne ,
Lokeswaranugnaya poyithu pavithrayai,
Gowthamanaya  thande pathiye prapichu,
Udan aadhiyum  theerthu  vasicheedinaal Ahalyayum.

Ahalya, the daughter  of Lord Brahma  with folded hands,
Prayed  , Lord Rama  and greatest among men ,
 Who was god and was standing before her
And later  with the permission   of the God of the earth,
Went purified  and after reaching Gowthama  ,
Who was  her husband , lived   with no sorrow from then on.

 Yi sthuthi  bhakthiyode  japicheedunna poomaan ,
Sudhanaya   akhila papangalum nasichudan,
Paramam Brahmanandam  prpaikum athrayalla ,
Varum iyhika  soukhyam purushanmaarkku noonam,
Bhakthyaa  nadhane   hrudhi  sannidanam   cheythu kondu,
Yi sthuthi  japichidil sadhikkum sakalavum,
Puthrarthi  japikkilo , nall puthranmaar undam,
Artharthi  japichjeedil ardhavum yetham undaam,
Guru thalpagan kanaka stheyi , suraapayee,
Dharani sura hanthaa , pithru mathruhaa bhogi,
Purushadhaman  yethamengilum  nithyam,
 Purushothamam , bhaktha vathsalam , Narayanam,
Chethasi Ramachandram  dhayanichu bhakthyaa  japichu,
Aadharaal vanangukil sadhikkumallo moksham ,
Sadvruthan  yennayiteel parayenamo moksham,
 Sadhya sambhavichidum  sandehamilla yethum.


That man who chants  this prayer  with devotion,
Would become pure as all his sins would be destroyed,
And he would  attain the divine joy of Brahmam, not only that,
Without any doubt the men will get pleasures of earth.
If this  is chanted with devotion keeping the lord in the mind,
He would achieve  all that  he wants.
If it is chanted by one wanting a son, he  will get good sons,
And if it is chanted by one wanting  money , he will get lot of money,
Even He who lies down on the bed of guru, He who  steals gold,
He who drinks alcohol, He who kills Brahmins , he  who troubles parents,
And  even such man who is very base , if he daily,
Keeps his mind on Lord Vishnu  who loves his devotees  and who is Narayana,
And meditating on Ramachandra  and  reads this with devotion,
And salutes god, even he  would get salvation,
If he is man of good behavior , is there a need to tell,
That  without any doubt that he would  get salvation immediately.

1.11 Sitha Swayamvaram
(Marriage  with Sita)

Viswamithranum  pramanandam prapichappol,
Viswanayakan  thannodee vannam  arul cheythaan,
“Balakanmaare , poka Mithilapurikku naam,
Kaalavum  vrudhaa  kalanjeeduga  aruthallo,
Yagavum, Maha deva chapavum  kandu pinne,
Vegamodu ayodyayum  pukku thathane kanam.”

Then sage Viswamithra   after  becoming very happy,
Told as follows to the  Lord of the earth,
“Children, Let us go to Mithila,
We also should not waste  time unnecessarily,
After seeing the fire sacrifice and  the bow of Lord Shiva,
We will go speedily to Ayodhya to see  your father.”

Itharam arul cheythu Gangayum kadannavar,
Sathwaram chennu  mithilapuramakam pukku,
Muni nayakanaaya KOusikan , Viswamithran,
Munivata,   prapichathennathu ketta neram,
Manasi niranjoru  paramanandathodum,
Janaka Maheepathi  sambrama samanvitham,
Pooja sadhanagalum yeduthu  bhakthiyodu,
Acharyanodu  rishi vatam  prapicha  neram,
Aamodhapoorvam poojichu aacharam  poondu ninna,
Rama Lakshmanare  Kaanaayi nrupendranum.

After telling like this   they crossed the river ganges,
And immediately    went to the  city of Mithila,
And   when King  Janaka  heard  that ,
The  Lord of the sages Kausika Viswamithra,
Has reached the gate of the saints ,
With  a mind completely filled  with happiness ,
Along with  great devotion  and great preparations  along with,
The materials needed  for worship of the sage ,
And along with  his teacher  reached the gate of sages,
And  with great joy worshipped him and stood with attention,
 And at that  time that  great king happened to see Rama and Lakshmana.

Chandra sooryanmaare  pole bhoopaleswara,
Nandanamaare kandu  , chodhichu , nrupendranum,
“Kandarppan kandu  vandheechedunna  jagadeka,
Sundranmaar  aarennu kelpikkenam,
Nara Narayananmaarakiya moorthikalo ,
Nara veerakaaram  kai kondu kaanayathippol?”

Seeing  the  princes  who were like the Sun and the moon,
That  great king  asked   with curiosity,
“ Who are these most handsome people of the world,
Whom even the  God of love  will salute?Please tellme,
Are they  the form of Nara and Narayana  , who have,
Assumed  the form of men and came before me?”

Viswamithran athu kettu arul cheytheedinaan,
“Viswasichalum mama vakyam nee  , narapathe,
Veeranaam Dasaradhan   thannude puthranmaaril ,
Sri Raman Jyeshtan ivan, Lakshmanan moonaaman,
Yennude yagam   raksheecheeduvaan  ivare jnan,
Chennu  kooti kondu  ponnedinen  ithukaalam,
Kaadakam  pukkuaneram vannoru nisachari,
Thadaka thanneyennoru , banam kondu yeithu konnan,
Pediyum theernnu  sidhasramavum pukku  yagam,
AAdal koodathe   raksheecheedinaan vazhipole,
Sri Padambuja  rajasa prushti konda Ahalya than,
Papavum  nasipichu , pavanayaakedinaan,
Parameswara maya chapathe  kanmaan ullil ,
Paramagrahamundu , nee yathu kattidenam.”

Hearing that Sage Viswamithra replied to him as follows,
“Please believe my words ,Oh king,
Sri Rama  is the eldest   of the very valorous  Dasaratha ,
And Lakshmana  is his third son,
For protecting my fire sacrifice , I went,
And brought them along  at this time.
As soon as we entered  the forest with one arrow,
He killed  a Rakshasi  called Thadaga ,
This destroyed our fears and after entering Sidhasrama,
He   protected  the fire sacrifice  without any difficulty.
And by the dust  of his lotus  like feet , Ahalya,
Shed all her sins  and was made greatly pure.
He has come  with a great desire  to see ,
The illusory bow of Lord Shiva , and please show it to him.”

Itharam Viswamithran thannude Vakhyam kettu,
Sathwaram janakanum poojichu vazhi pole,
Salkara  yogyanmaaraam Raja  puthranmare,
Kandu ul kurunningal pretthi vardhicha janakanum,
Thannude  sachivane vilichu niyogichu,
“ Chennu nee  varutheenam  eeswaranude chapam,”
Yennathu kettu manthri pravaran  nata kondaan,
Anneram   Janakanum Kousikanodu chonnaan,
“Raja nandananaya Balakan Raghuvaran,
Rajeeva lochanan , Sundaran Dasarathi,
Villithu kulachudan valichu muricheedugil,
Vallabhan ivan nandana naikennu varum.”

Hearing these  words of sage  Viswamithra ,
Immediately king Janaka   treated the princes hospitably,
Those   well  deserved  princes ,
With  love for them increasing in his mind ,
And sent word  for  his minister and told him,
“Go and immediately  arrange  to get Lord Shiva’s bow,”
 And at that time Janaka told   sage Kousiga,
“ This Raghuvara who is     a lad and son of a king,
Has lotus like eyes  and this son of Dasaratha is pretty.
Suppose he is able  to  tie the string to the bow,
 And is able to break it , he would become like a son to me.”

“Yellam easwarande chollavathu, yenikippol,
Villiha  varutheeduka, “ Yennarul cheythu  muni.
Kinkaranmaare  niyogichathu  manthreendranum,
Hoonkarathode  vannu chapavahakan maarum,
Sathwaram ayyayiram kinkaranmaarum koodi .
Mruthyu sasana   chapameduthu kondu Vannar,
“Ganda saahasramani vasthrathil vibhooshitham ,
Kandalum  Trayambakam” mennithu Manthreindranum.

That sage told then,   “All these  happen,
As per the  words of god. Please bring the bow,”
The great  minister immediately  sent the servants,
And with great sound of Hum , came the bearers of the bow,
And immediately   along with another five thousand  servants,
They brought  the bow  of the decider of death,
“ Please see  the Trayambaka  bow   along with,
Thousand bells  and dressed in finery “, said the minister.

Chandrashekaranude  palli vil kandu  Rama-
Chandranum  anandamulkkondu vandhicheedinaan,
“Villu yedukkamo, Kulachidaamo , Valikkao ,
Cholluga,”  yennathu kettu  chollinaan Viswamithran,
“Yellam makunnathu  cheythaalum, madikkenda ,
Kalyanamithu moolam  vannu koodeedumallo “,
Manda hasavum  poondu  Raghavan athu kettu,
Mandham mandham poi  chennu  niinu kandithu chapam,
Jwalicha  thejassodum yeduthu , vegathode ,
Kulachu , valichudan murichu  jithasramam,
Ninnu arulunna  neram yeerezhu  lokangalum,
Monnu maatholi  kondu, vismaya pettu, janam.

Seeing the  great bow  of Lord Chandrasekara , Ramachandra,
Became greatly happy   and  saluted it  and asked,
“can I take the bow, can I attach the  string ,Can I pull the string , please tell”,
And hearing this    sage  Viswamithra  told,
“ Do all that  you can,  , do not hesitate ,
By this act  an auspicious  event  will take place.”
Hearing  that Lord Raghava broke in to a soft smile,
Went slowly and slowly  went near  and saw the bow,
And with shining luster  he  took it  and with great speed,
Joined the string  and by pulling the string, broke  the bow with least effort,
During that  time in  all the  fourteen worlds,
There was a great echo  and all people were wonder stuck.

Paattum aattavum  koothum , pushpa  vrushtiyum, ororo,
Kootame  vadhyangalum  , mangala  sthuthikalum,
Devakolokke  paramanandam poondu , deva-
Devane  sevikkukakayum , apasara sthreekal yellam,
Uthsaham kai kondu , visweswaranude  viva-
Hothsavaramba ghosham  kandu kouthugam poondaar,
Janakan  jagat swamiyakiya  bhagavane,
Jana samasadhi  gada asleshavum  cheythaanallo,
Idi vettidum vannam  vil muriju ocha kettu ,
Nadungi rajakkanmaar  uragangale pole,
Maithili mayil peda pole  santhosham poondaal,
Kouthukam undai vannu  chethasi kousiganum.

With song , plays , dances , flower rain, several,
Types of musical instruments , with  several auspicious prayers,
All the devas  became very happy ,  and started  serving,
The God of gods  and all the apsara maidens ,
Became very energetic  and became happy ,
At the heralding of the marriage  of the lord of universe.
King Janaka  hugged  tightly  the  God who was the lord of universe,
In the crowd  of all the  citizens of his kingdom.
Hearing the breaking of the bow , which,
Resembled a great thunder  , all the kings shivered,
Like the  serpents  and Maithili, the princess of Mithila,
Became  very happy  like  a pea hen,
And  in the mind of Viswamithra , there was happiness.

Maithili thanne paricharika maarum nija-,
Mathakkanmaarum koodi nannayi  chamayichaar,
Swarna varnathe poonda  Maithili manohari,
Swarna bhooshanagalum aninju  shobhayode,
Swarna maalayum daricha aadharaal  mandam mandam,
Arnojanethramn mumbil sathrapam vineethayai,
Vannudan  nethrolpala malayum ittal  munne,
Pinnale vararthamalayum ittedinaal,
Malayum darichu  neelpala kanthi thedum,
Balakan sri Ramanum yethavum vilanginaan,

Maithili was  decorated  and made  up ,
By her servants  and her  mothers ,
The pretty Maithili of the golden colour,
Wore several gold ornaments  and with luster,
Wearing a necklace  of gold , with respect  and slowly and slowly,
Came before Rama (Vishnu)  , with great reverence,
And as soon as she came , she made him wear the garland of her eyes,
 And later  the garland  choosing him as husband ,
And wearing that garland , Rama with the luster of blue lotus,
 Appeared  extremely nice  and pretty.

Bhoominandanakku anyuroopamai  shobichidum,
Bhoomi palaka balan  thanne kandavar kalum,
Aanandambudhi thannil  veenudan moozhkeedinaar,
Manava veeran vazhga yennasiyum  cholledinaar,
Anneram  Viswamithran thannodu janakanum,
Vandhichu chonnaan, “yini kalathe  kalayathe ,
Pathravum koduthayachidenam  dhoothanmaare,
Sathwaram  Dasaratha nrupane  varuthuvaan.

He shined  as a very good match to the daughter of earth,
And  all those  people   who saw that  son of a king ,
Immediately fell in the ocean of joy and got drowned ,
And blessed  that “The valorous man must live long”,
And at that  time King Janaka saluted and told  Viswamithra,
“ Now without wasting any more time , we should send our emissaries,
Along with a letter  to make Dasaratha come here immediately.”

Viswamithanum Mithiladhipan thanum kodi,
Viswasam  Dasarathan thanikku varum vannam,
Nissesha  vruthanthangal yezhuthi  ayachithu,
Visramathode  nata kondithu dhoothanmaarum,
Saketha puri pukku , Bhoopalan thanne kandu,
LOkaikadhipan  kayil koduthu  pathramathum,
Sandhesam kandu  pankthisya nandanan , thanum yini,
Sandehamilla  purappeduga yennura  cheythu .

Viswamithra   and the king of Mithila,
Wrote and send a letter  containing all the news,
In such a way that  he would get belief.
And the emissaries travelled with necessary rest,
Reached city of Ayodhya , saw  the king,
And gave the letter to the king of the world,
And Dasaratha who became  happy on  seeing the message ,
Told that there is no doubt and they  should start immediately.

Aghnimaanum upadhyanakiya  Vasishtanum,
Pathniyaam arundathi thanumaai purapettu ,
Kouthugam poondu  chathuranga  vahiniyodum,
Kousalyadhikalaaya  bharyamarrodum koodi,
Bharatha Shatugnanmaaragiya  puthranmaarum,
Paramothsava  yogya  vadhya ghoshangalodum,
Mithila pura  makam pukkithu Dasaradhan,
Mithiladhipan thanum chennu yedirethu kondaan,
Vandhichu  Sathanandan* thannodum  koode chennu,
Vandhyanaam Vasishtane ththad pathniyeyum ,
Arghya  padhyadhikal arpichichu Yadhavidhi,
Salkarichathu , yadha yogya moorveendran thanum,
                      *Guru  of Janaka

Vasishta  who is the teacher  as well as a householder,
Along with his  wife Arundathi  started,
With great  happiness along with four types of army ,
Along with  Kousalya  and other wives ,
Along with sons Bharatha  and Shatrugna ,
With musical instruments  and cheers  suiting the occasion,.
Dasaratha  entered   the  city of Mithila.
The king of Mithila came  and duely received him,
And along with Sathanandan(his guru) , he saluted ,
Sage Vasishta    and his wife  Arundathi,
Gave them Arghya , washed their feet  and
Properly treated them hospitably , that great king.

Ramalakshmananmaarum  vandhichu pithavine,
Sanmodham Vasishtanaam acharya padabhjavum,
Thozhuthu  mathru janangaleyum yadha kramam,
Thozhuthu Sri Rama Padambujam anujanmaar,
Thozhutu  Bharathane Lakshmana kumaranum,
THozhuthu Shatrugnanum Lakshmana padamboja ,
Vakshasi cherthu thathan  Ramane punarnittu,
Lakshmananeyum Gadasleshavum cheythittan.

Rama  and Lakshmana    saluted  their father,
And with happiness  saluted the  feet of Vasishta,
And saluted  in a proper fashion  their mothers,
Lotus like feet of  Rama was saluted by his younger brothers ,
Lakshmana  saluted  his elder Bharatha ,
Shatrugna saluted   the feet of his elder Lakshmana,
And the father  hugged to his chest , Rama and caressed him,
And tightly   embraced   Lakshmana.

Janakan, Dasaradhan  thannude  kaiyum pidichu,
Anumodhathode  ura cheythithu madhuramai,
“Nalu kanyakmaar undenikku  koduppanai,
Nalu puthranmaar  bhavan thanikku  undallo thanum,
Aagayaal nalu kumaranmaarkkum vivaham,
Cheythakilo niroopichalum yethum madikkanda”,
Vasishtan thanum  Sathanandanum  Kousikanum,
Vidhichu muhurthavum naalvarkkum yadha kramam
Chithramai iripporu mandapamathum theerthu,
Muthu maalagal , pushpa phalangal  thooki  nana-,
Rathna manditha  sthamba thoranangalum  natti,
Rathnakamanditha  swarna  peetavum vechu bhakthyaa,
Sri Rama padambojam kazhukichanantharam ,
Bheri dundhubhi  mukhya vadhya ghoshangalodum,
Homavum kazhichu  thal puthriyaam  Vaidehiye,
Ramannu nalgeedinaan  Janaka Mahendranum.

King Janakd holding the  hands   of Dasaartha ,
Told with joy and sweetness  as follows,
“I have four daughters to be married off,
And your self also has four sons ,
So  I feel that  we can   celebrate  the marriage,
Of your four sons, Please do not hesitate.”
Sage Vasishta, SAthanada  and Viswamithra,
Fixed the good dates for marriage  of the four,
And a very pretty stage   was  erected,
Gem studded pillars and decorative hangings
On which gem necklaces Flower garlands   and fruits  were hanged,
A  golden gem studded seat was placed with devotion,
And after   washing the lotus like feet of Rama,
Along with auspicious sounds of drums  and other instruments,
Offering in the fire was made  and  king  Janaka,
 Then  he gave  his daughter  to Lord Rama.

Thal pada theertham nija sirasi darichudan,
Ul pulakangithathode  ninnithu Janakanum,
Yathoru  pada theertham sirasi darikkunnu,
Bhoothesa  vidhi muneendardhikal bhakthiyode ,
Oormila thanne  Vettu Lakshmana kumaranum,
Kamyangimaaram  Sruthakeerthiyum Maandaviyum,
Bharatha  sHatrugnanmaar thammude pathnimaarai,
Paramanandam poondu  vasichaar  yellavarum.

After  he sprinkled  the  washed water  of his feet on his head,
And Janaka  stood  there   completely  drowned in joy ,
For that  water  that he sprinkled   on his head ,
Was being worn by Lord Brahma, shiva   and great sages,
The lad Lakshmana married  Urmila and,
Sruthakeerthi and Mandavi who had desirable prettiness ,
Became  the wives  of Bharatha  and Sathrugna respectively.,
And all people  lived  there  very happily.

Kusikathmajanodum  Vasishtanodum koodi,
Visada smitha poorvam paranju Janakanum,
“Munnam Naradan arul cheythu kettiripoo jnan,
Yennude magalaaya  Sita vruthanthamellam,
Yaga bhoothdesam , vishudyarthami   uzhuthappol,
Yekadhaa  seethe madhye kaanaayi kanyaka rathnam,
Jatharayoru  divya kanyaka thanikku  jnan,
Seetha yennoru  namam vilichen athu moolam,
Puthriyai  valarthu  jnan irikkum kalathingal,
Athra  Naradan  yezhunellinaan oru divas am.”

Adressing Viswamithra  and Vasishta ,
Janaka told  with a  very happy smile,
“Earlier I have heard in detail about  the story,
Of my daughter  from sage Narada ,
When the land for the Yaga was ploughed for purification,
We could see  a gemn of a girl in the furrow made by the plough,
I called   that divine  girl  born in the sita(furrow),
Sita  , because  of that fact.
When I was bringing her up as my daughter,
 One day  sage Narada  came to our place.

Yennodu  Maha muni than arul  cheythaan appol,
“Ninnude makalaya  Sita  vruthantham  kel nee.
Paramananda moorthi  BHagwan Narayanan ,
Paramathma vam  ajan bhaktha vathsalan  nadhan,
Deva karyartham  Pangthi kanda  nigrahathinai,
Devendra virinchi   rudradhikal  arthikaayaal,
Bhommiyil  sooryanwaye  vanna vatharichithu,
Ramanai  maya  marthya  vesham poondarinjaalaam.

At that time  that  great sage told to me thus,
“Please hear about the story of your daughter Sita.
The   God Narayana, the personification of divine  joy,
That divine soul who is not born , the lord and lover of devotees,
For the sake of devas and to kill   Ravana  with ten heads,
Has taken incarnation  in the clan of God Sun ,
As  Rama who has  dressed  as an  man of illusion,
Due to the request  of  Devendra , Brahma  and Lord Shiva.

Yogesan manushyanayidumbol  ithu kalam,
Yoga maya  deviyum manisha veshathode,
Jathayyaithu  thava  vesmani thal karanathaal,
Sadaram Sri Ramannu   kodukka madiyathe “
 Itham Naradan   aruli cheythu maranjithu,
Puthriyay   valarthithu  Bhakthi kai kondu jnanum,
Sitaye  Sri Raghavanengane kodukkavu,
Chethasi   niroopichaal  yengane ariyunnu,
Yennathorthikkumbol  onnu manasi thonni,
Pannaga  vibhooshanan   than anugraha  sakthyaa.

When the Lord of Yoga   becomes  a man , that time,
The goddess Yoga maya    is born   as a human being,
In your house  due to that reason  and  ,
So give  her to Lord  Rama  without any hesitation.”
And after  telling this  sage Narada  disappeared,
And I looked after  her as my daughter but with devotion,
And I can give  her only  to Sri Rama.
How do others know  when I have  decided in my mind,
And  when I thought about this, I got an idea,
About using   the  blessed   bow given by Lord  Shiva.

Mruthyu sasana mureecheedunna pumaan,
Bharthavakunnathu mal puthrikku  yennoru panam,
Chithathil niroopchu , varuthee nrupanmaare,
Shakthi yill ithinennu Pruthvi palakarum,
Udatha  bhavamellam akale  kalanjudan,
Budhiyum kettu  poi adangi kondarallo,
Adbutha  purushanaam  uthpala  nethran  thanne,
Thwal prasadathaal  innu sidhichen bhagya vasaal.

I  made  up in my mind a condition  that ,
Only that  gentleman who can break  the Shiva’s bow,
Would become  husband  of my daughter,
Then I made  all the kings to come here ,
And all those kings told  that  they  do not have,
The strength to do it  and left off  their proud nature,
And became  very suppressed due to loosing their brain,
And today  due to your grace , which made you,
Bring this wonderful Rama  with lotus like eyes,
 I have achieved  results to my intention.

Darpaka samanaaya  chil purushane nokki ,
Pilppadu  thelinju ura cheythu Janakanum,
“Adhya mey saphalamai vannu Manusha janmam,
Khadhothayutha saha sodhrutha roopathodum,
Khadyothanwaye , pirannoru I thiruvadi,
Vidhyul samyuthamaya  jeemothane ppole,
SAkthiyaam deviyodum , yukthanai kanka moolam,
Bhaktha vathsala , mama  sidhichu manoradham.”

Addressing that divine one who is equal to God of love,
Later Janaka   talked   in the clearest way,
“Now  the  birth as  a man has become fruitful to me ,
You who are  morn with a form shining like ten thousand suns,
Your honour  who has  been born in the clan of Sun,
Are like the  cloud with the streak of lightning,
Oh God who loves his devotees , The wish of my mind has been fulfilled.”

Raktha pankaja charanaagre  santhatham mama,
Bhakthi sambhavikkenam , mukthiyum labhikkenam,
Thwal padambuja  galithambu bindhukkal  dhari-
Chal paloth bhavan , jakathokkave  srushtikkunnu,
Thwal pada pankaja  jakalithambu dharanam kondu,
SArpa bhooshanan jagathokke samharikkunnu,
Thwal padambuja  jagalithambu dharanam kondu,
Sal poomaan Mahabali  sidichaan indran padam,
Thwal padambuja  raja  sprushti kondu Ahalyayum,
Kilbishathode  veru pettu nirmalayayaal.

I should get  devotion  towards  your ,
Red lotus like feet and I should get salvation,
Wearing  the  drops of water flowing from your ,
Lotus like feet  Lord Brahma creates  the universe,
Wearing  the  drops  of water  flowing  from your,
Lotus like feet , Lord Shiva destroys  the universe,
Wearing the  drops of water   flowing from your,
Lotus like feet  Mahabali got  a post equal to Indra,
Wearing  the  flow of the dust from your,
Lotus like feet  Ahalya came out of her sins and became pure.

Ninthiruvadiyude  Nama keerthanam kondu,
Bandhavum akannu , mokshatheyum prapikkunnu,
Santhatham yogasthanmaaragiya  muneendranmaar,
Chinthikkai varename  pada pankaja dwayan.

By singing  the names  of your honourable self,
Attachments go away and  salvation is also got by,
The great sages  who always assume the yogic pose,
And so your  two lotus like feet should be rembered.

Itham oronnu cholli  sthuthichu, Janakanum,
Bhakthi kai kondu  kodutheedinaan maha dhanam,
Karikal arunoorum, pathinayiram therum,
Thuragangaleyum  nalkeedinaan  noorayiram,
Pathiyu moru laksham  munnooru  dasikalum,
Vasthrangal  divyangal aayullathum , bahu vidham,
Muthu maalakal , divya rathnangal pala tharam,
Prathyekam nooru koti kanchana bharangalum,
Sita devikku kodutheedinaan  janakanum,
Preethi kai kondu  parigrahichu raghavanum,
Vidhi nandana pramukhanmaaraam munikale,
Vidhi poorvakam  bhakthyaa poojichu  vanginaan,
Sammanichathu  sumanthradhi  manthrikaleyum,
SAmmodham poodu  Dasarathanum purapettu ,
Kalmashamakannoru janaka  nrupendranum,
Than makalaaya  sita thanne  asleshichu,
Nirmala gathriyaya  puthrikku  pathivruthaa-,
Dharmangal yellam   upadesichu vazhi pole,
Chinmayan maaya mayanaaya  Raghavan  nij-,
 Dharma dharangalodum purapettu.

Like this Janaka    prayed him using different words,
And  with great devotion , he gave great wealth,
Janaka gave Hundred elephants, , ten thousand chariots,
And horses, hundred thousand   men of infantry
Three hundred lady servant maids ,
Very many different type of divine cloths,
Several types  of pearl necklaces ,
Different types  of divine gems,
And One hundred crore  gold   coins , to Sita,
With great love they were accepted by Sri Rama,
He  also worshipped  the sages who were  sons of Brahma,
In the very proper manner  and saluted them.
He gave very many presents to ministers like Sumanthra,
And with great happiness Dasaratha  started  his journey.
King Janaka who did not have anything bad in him,
Hugged  his daughter  Sita  and to his daughter,
Who had a pure mien, he   taught her,
The way that  a virtuous  wife should live,
And Lord Rama  who was divine ,
Started his journey along  with his  wife.

Mrudanganaka  bheri  thurya ghoshangalodum,
Mrudu nadhangal thedum veenayum, kuzhalukal,
Srunga kahalangalum , maddalam idakkagal,
 Srungara rasa  paripoorna veshangalodum,
Aana, ther , kuthira, Kaalaalaya  padyodum,
Aanandamodum, pithru brathru mathakkalodum,
Kousiga vasishtadhi  thapasendranmaaraya,
Desikanmaarodum Bruthya mathyadhikalodum,
Vegamodu  Ayodhyakku ammarangu thirichappol,
Aakasa  dese  vimanangalum  niranjuthe.

With glorious sounds   from   drums like,
Maddala, Aanaka  Bheri ,  and thurya,
With  big pipes , small  drums like idakka,
With  people dressed in pretty romantic way,
With  army  made up of elephants  chariots , horses and infantry,
With great joy , with father , mother  and brothers,
With great sages  like Viswamithra  and Vasishta,
 With men and maid servants ,
When They started  their journey speedily to Ayodhya,
The entire  sky was  filled   with aero planes

Sannahathodu nadanidumbol  Janakanum,
Pinnale chennu  yathrayayachor anantharam,
Ven kotha kuda , thazha ven chamarangalodum,
THingal mandalam thozhum alavattathodum,
Nadannu  viravodu  moonu yojana vazhi ,
Kadanna neram  kandu dur mithangal yellam.

 When they were  walking with all preperations ,
Janaka  walked  with them  and after he bid farewell to them,
When they were  walking  speedily With white ceremonial umbrellas,
With  white Chowries, With  ceremonial  shining  rounds  saluting the moon,
They covered  a distance  of three yojanas,
 And at that time they started seeing many bad omens.

1.12  Bhargava  Darpa samanam
(Destruction of Pride of Parasurama)

Anneram Vasishtane  Vandhichu Dasarathan,
“Durnimithangalude Karanam cholga,”  yennan.
“Mannava , kuronjoru  bheethi yundakum ippol,
Pinneedu  abhayavum undaam yennarinjaalum,
Yethume pedikkenda  , nallathe  vannu koodu,
Khedavum undakenda , keerthiyum vardhichidum.”
Itharam vidhi suthan  aruli cheyyu neram,
Padathi madhye  Kaanai vannu Bhargava neyum.

At thst time  Dasaratha went and saluted Vasishta ,
And asked him, “please tell me the reason for these bad omens,”
“King, now there  will be a certain amount of fear,
But afterwards  understand that all the fear will vanish ,
Do not have any fear , Only good will come,
Do not become sad , your fame will increase.”
When Vasishta   was   replying like this,
They were able to see Bhargava on their road.

Neela neeradha  nirmala varnathodum,
Neela lohitha  sishyan  bhandavanala saman,
Krudhanai  parasu banasanangalum  poondu,
Padhathi madhye  vannu ninnapol  Dasarathan,
Badha  sadhwasam  veenu  namaskaravum cheythan,
Budhiyum kettu niinu mathulla janangalum.

When  he  was of the colour of the rich blue cloud,
The disciple  of Lord Shiva , one who is like a forest fire,
Armed with axe  , bow  and arrows  came ,
And  stood  on  their way  , king Dasaratha,
 Greatly afraid and panting  saluted him,
And all other people stood  completely perplexed.

Aarthanai pangthi radhan  Bhargava Raman thanne ,
Perthu  vandhichu bhakthyaa keerthichaan pala tharam,
“Karthaveeyare , parithrahi mam thapo nidhe ,
Marthanda kulam parithrahi, Karunyambudhe,
Kshatryanthaka , Parithrahi maam , Jamadagni
Puthra , Maam parithrahi , Renukathmaja vibho,
Parasu pane , paripalaya  kulam mama,
Parameswara Priya , paripalaya  nithyam,
Parthiva samudhaya  Raktha theerthathil  kulichu,
Aasthayaa  pithru gana tharpanam  cheytha Nadha,
Kathu kolluga , thapo varidhe ,  brugu pathe,
Kaal thalirina  thava  saranam  mama vibho,

With great fear   Dasratha   saluted  Parasurama,
And started  praising him in various ways,
“Oh killer of Karthaveerya , oh treasure of penance, please protect me,
Oh sea of mercy , protect  the clan of  the Sun god,
Oh killer of Kshatriyas , Please protect me ,
Oh son  of sage Jamadagni, protect me,
Oh Lord who is son of Renuka, Oh holder of axe  , protect my clan,
Oh  Lord liked by Lord Shiva, protect me daily,
Oh Lord who took bath in the blood of  the royal people,
 And who offered  oblations to manes in it , protect me,
Oh ocean of penance , Oh Lord of Brugu clan ,
I  seek  the protection of your feet .

Itharam Dasarathan chjonnathu aadariyathe,
Badha roshena  Vahni Jwala  pongeedum vannam,
Vakthravum Madhyana arka  mandalam pole deepthyaa,
Sathwaram  Sri Ramanodu  aruli chetheedinaan,
“jnan ozhinju undo  Raman Tribhuvanthingal,
Manavanaaya bhavan  kshatriyan yennagilo,
Nillu nillu  rakshanam yennodu yudham cheyvaan,
Villingal ninaketham vallabhamudallo kel,
Neeyallo balal  saiva chapam  gandichathu, yende,
Kayil undoru chapam Vaishnavam maha saaram,
Kshatriya kula  jathanaakil  nee yithu kondu,
Sathwaram prayogikkal ninnodu  yudham cheyvan,
Allaikil  koottathode  samharicheedunnathu,
Undilla sandeham yenikku yennathu darichalum,
Kshatriya kulanthakan  jnan yennu  arinjeele,
Sathruthwam  nammil pandu  pande yundennu  oorkka nee.

Not bothering about  what Dasraatha  told,
With great anger as if a fire was starting from him,
With face shining   like   the   Sun   at noon,
He immediately   told Rama like this,
“In the three words is there any other Rama, other than me?
If you are  human being and a Kshatriya,
Wait , wait for a few minutes  to fight with me,
It seems you have great mastery over the bow, then hear,
It seems you are the one who broke Shiva’s bow  with your strength,
And please know that I have a very great bow which is from that of Vishnu,
If you are born in the caste of Kshatriya and  if  You immediately use it,
I would  fight with you  or I will kill all of you together as a group,
Understand that there is no doubt  about this,
Did you not know that I am the god of  death of the Kshatriya caste ,
And remember that   we two have  enmity  from a very long,  long time.

REnukathmajan yevam  paranjor anantharam,
Kshoniyum paramonnu virachu girikalum,
Andhakaram kondokke  maranju dikkugalum,
Sindu variyam   onnu kalangi  marinjithu,
Yenthonnu  varunnu ithennu orthu devadhikalum,
Chintha  poondazhannithu  thapasa varanmaarum,
Pankthisyaandanan  bheethi kondu  Vepadhu poondu,
Santhapamundai vannu Virincha thanayannum.

After the son of Renuka  told like  this,
The mountains shook feeling that earth is not safe,
All directions  were enveloped in darkness,
The rivers and oceans went in to great turbulence,
Worried as to what all would happen, all the devas,
Started thinking and great sages started crying,
Dasaratha due to the great fear sweated all over,
Vasishta , the son of Brahma  also became  very sad.

Mugdha bhavavum, poondu Ramanaam kumaranum,
Krudhanam Parasuraman thannodu  arul  cheythu,
“Chollezhum Mahanu bhavanmaram  proudathmaakal,
Vallatha  balanmarodu yingane  thudangiyaal,
Asrayam avarkku  yenthonnullathu, thaponidhe,
Swasrama  kula darmam yengine palikkunnu,
Ninthiruvadi  thiruvullathil  yerunathin,
Antharamundo  pinne varunnu niroopichal,
Andhanayiripporu  balakanundo  guna-
Bandhanam  bhavikkunnu, santhatham chinthicchalum,
Kshatriya kula thingal  udbavikkayum cheythen,
Sastha asthra prayoga samarthyam illallo thanum,
Sathru mithrodaseena  bedavum yenikkila,
Sathru samharam cheyvaan  sakthiyum illallo,
Anthakanthakan polum langicheedunnathalla,
Ninthiruvadiyude  chinthitham, athu moolam,
Villingu thannalum , jnana aakilo  kulacheedaam,
Allengil thiruvulla  kedum undakenda.”

The lad Rama assumed  a tone of humility,
And told like this  to the very angry Parasurama,
“If Very famous  and  great  middle aged people,
Start  saying like  this  to young boys,
Where is the source of protection for them, Oh treasure of penance.
How can they observe  the right duties of their caste?
Is there  some thing which cannot enter your holy mind,
Would they not be followed at once as they are told.
Always think  that  the  fixing  of  the character ,
Of a simple   boy who  cannot  see , cannot be done.
I was  born in the caste  of Kshatriyas,
And do not have great ability to use the bow and other weapons,
Nor do I have  feelings like  enmity  , friendship and neglect?
I do not have  the power  to kill my enemies,
And I know that even the killer of God of death,
Cannot  disobey  your thoughts  and wishes and so,
Please give me the bow, I would try to twang it,
But suppose I am not able to do it , please do not get disappointed.

Sundaran, sukumaran  indirapathi Raman,
Kandarpa kalebharan , kanchalochanan paran,
Chandra chooda  aravinda mandira mahendraadhi,
Vrundhara  Kendra  muni vrunda vandithan  devan,
Mandahasavum  poondu vandichu  mandetharam,
Nandhichu  Dasarathanandanan villum vaangi,
Ninnarulunna  neram yeerezhu  lokangalum,
Onnichu niranjoru  thejassu kanai  vannu.

The pretty one , the good lad and consort  of Lakshmi  who is Rama,
Having a body similar to God of love, The divine one with the golden eye,
Who is  the god saluted by Lord Shiva, Brahma , Indra ,
Other groups  of devas  as also crowds of sages,
With a smile   saluted all speedily and happily ,
Then that son of Dasaratha took the bow  ,
And when he was standing there , all the fourteen worlds,
Were  filled  with  a very  great light.

Kulachu Bana mekam yeduthu , thoduthu,
Valichu nirachudan , ninnithu  jithasramam,
Chodichu  brugupathi thannodu Raghupathi,
“Modathede  aruli cheythidenam  Dhaya nidhe,
Marganam nishphalamai varigayilla  mama,
Bhargava Rama Lakshyam  kaatti thannidavenam.

He  joined the  string , took one arrow , put it on the bow,
Pulled the string and without effort stopped it,
And that Lord of Raghu clan asked the Lord of Brugu clan,
Oh treasure of mercy , please  tell me  with joy,
My  arrows   never  go waste  and so,
Oh Bhargava Rama   show me its aim.”

Sri Rama vachanam  ketta neram bhargavan,
Aaroodanandam athinnu  uthram arul cheythu,
“Sri Rama, Rama , Maha Baho , Janaki pathe,
Sri Ramanathma Rama, Lokabhirama, Rama,
Sri Rama, Sithabhiramanandathmaka, Vishno,
Sri Rama, Rama, Remaramana , Raghupathe,
Sri Rama, Rama , Purushothama, Dhayanidhe,
Sri Rama  Srushti sthithi  pralaya hethu moorthe,
Sri Rama, Dasaratha nandana, Hrishikesa,
Sri Rama, Rama, Rama, Kousalyathmaja, Hare”

As Soon  as he heard  the words of Rama, Sage Parasurama,
Very happily gave answer to what he told,
“Hey Rama, Hey Rama Valorous one , Husband of Sita,
Hey Ramana, Hey athma Rama , Hey Rama who is pretty to the world,
Hey Rama , Hey Lord who makes Sita happy, Hey Lord who is the joy of soul, Hey Vishnu,
Hey Rama, Rama, Hey consort of Lakshmi , Hey Lord of Raghu clan,
Hey Rama, Hey Rama , Hey best among men , Hey treasure of mercy,
Hey Rama, Hey God who is the cause of creation, Upkeep and deluge,
Hey Rama,. Hey son of Dasaratha, Hey Hrishikesa,
Hey Rama , Hey Rama, Hey Rama , Hey son of Kausalya, Hey Hari.

Yengilo pura vrutham kettu kondalum mama,
Pankaja vilochana, Karunya varidhe,
Chakra theerththingal  chennethrayum balya kale,
Chakrapaniye thanne  thapassu chethen chiram,
Ugramaam  thapassu kondu indriyangal yellam,
Nigrahichu dhinam  sevichen bhagavane.
Vishnu , kaivalya murthi, Bhagawan  Narayanan,
Jishnu sevithan , bhajaneeyan easwaran  Nadhan,
’Madhavan prasadhichu   mal puro bhage  vannu,
SAdaram prathyakshnai  aruli cheytheedinaan.

But kindly here  incidents of my life in the past,
Oh lotus eyed one , Oh ocean of mercy,
Even when I was a child , I went to Chakra Theertha,
And  undertook Thapas  of Vishnu   for a long time.
By very  intense penance , I controlled all my organs,
 And daily  served  the great God.
Lord Vishnu who grants salvation, The God Narayana,
Who is  served by the victorious , one who should be sung abot,
The God, the Lord , The Madhava  became happy with me,
Came in my front  in person and told me as follows.

“uthishtothishta Brahman, thushtoham thapasaa they,
Sidhichu seva phalam  ninnaku yennarinjalum,
Mathejoyukthan , bhavan yennathm arijaalum,
Karthavyam palathundu bhavathaa brugupathe,
KOllanam  pithru hanthavakiya  hehayane,
Chollezhum  Karthaveetyarjunanaam nrupendrane,
Vallajathiyum avan mal kalamsa janallo,
Vallabham  dhanurvedathil  avanerumallo,
Kshatriya vamsam  irupathi onnu pari vruthi,
Yudhe  nigrahichu  Kasyapannu  Dhaanam cheyka,
Pruthwimandalam ooke , pinne santhiye  prapichu,
Uthamamaaya  thapo nishtaya  vasichaalum.”

Oh Brahmin get up, get up , I am pleased with your penance,
Understand that  you have achieved  the fruits of serving me,
Also understand that  you are born as my incarnation,
Oh lord of Brugu clan, you have  several duties yet to perform.
You  have to kill Karthaveeryarjuna , the great king of Hehaya ,
Who has killed your father , though he  is born as a part of me,
And  has  great ability  in the science of war   with arrows.
Then you have to destroy    all the kshtriyas on earth,
Twenty one times  in war  and give all the land to  sage Kasyapa,
And then when the   entire earth  attains  great peace ,
Live with powerful penance  and attain peace.

Pinne jnan thretha yuge  bhoomiyil  Dasarathan ,
THannude thanayanai  vannavatharicheedum,
Annu kandidaam  thammil , yennal yennude, thejassu,
Nyoonam  Dasaradhi  thannil aakeeduka nee,
Pinneyum  thapassu chethu Abrhama pralayantham  ,
Yenne  sevichu  Vasichooduka  Maha mune.

Then in  the tretha yuga  I would be born as an incarnation,
As the  son of Dasaratha and we will see each other at that time,
But  without fail transfer  my divine power to Rama , at that time,
Then again do penance   till  the  end of Brahma  age ,
Serve me well  and happily live , oh great sage.

Yennarul  cheythu maranjeedinaan  Narayanan,
Than niyogangalellam  cheythithu jnanum Nadha,
Thanthiruvadi thanne  vanna avatharichoru,
Pankthisyandhana  suthanallo nee Jagalpathe,
Engal ulloru  Maha Vaishnava thejassellam,
Ningal aakkeduvanai  thannithu sarasanam.


Narayana   told me like  that  and disappeared,
And Oh Lord , till now I have been doing  all his wishes,
Oh Lord  , are you not  Lord Narayana  himself,
Who is born as  the son of Dasaratha.
I am giving to your arrow  , all  the power of Vishnu,
That I have  so that you can  take them in you.

Brahmadi devakalaal  prarthikka pettulloru,
Darmangal  maya balam kondu  sadhipikka nee,
Sakhal  Sri Narayanan  thanallo Bhavan , jagat-
Sakshiyayidum Vishnu Bhagawan, jaganmayan,
Innippol  saphalamai  vannithu mama janmam,
Munnam cheythoru  thapa saaphalyamellam   vannu.

Please  make in to reality  all those  wishes through the power of Maya
That were put forward  by  Brahma   and other  devas,
Sir, Are you not the real god Narayana, the witness to the world,
God  Vishnu  and one who is spread  everywhere in the world,
Now I have   fruitfully achieved  the reason for this birth of mine,
And I have today got the  positive effect of all penance done by me earlier.

Brahma mukhayanmaralum kandu  kittidathoru,
Nirmalamaya roopam  kanai vannathu moolam,
Dhanyanai , krutharthanai,  swasthanai  vannenallo ,
Ninnude roopam ullil  santhatham vasikkenam,
Ajnaothbhavangalaam  janmadhi shad  bhavangal,
Suk jnana  swaroopanaam  ningal illallo pothi.
Nirvikarathma parippornai iripporu,
Nirvana pradhanallo ninthiruvadi paarthaal,
Vahniyil dhomam pole , variyil nura pole,
Ninnude maha maya vaibhavam  chithram chithram,
Yaval paryantham maya samvrutham lokamorthaal,
Thaval paryantham ariyavilla  bhava  thathwam.

By being  able to see  your very pure form,
Which  cannot be even seen by Brahma and other gods,
I have been honoured , satisfied  and became very happy.
Your form should always live within me
The six stages of live from birth to death , which lead to ignorance,
Is not applicable   to you oh God, my salutations to you,
You are  completely full of the soul without any feelings,
 And  if we examine, you are the  one who gives salvation,
This is like the presence of smoke in fire and foam in river water,,
The greatness of the your Maha Maya is wonderful, wonderful,
As long as  this world   is completely  masked  by this Maya,
Till then  we would not be able to understand your principle.

Sathsangam kondu labhicheedunna   bhakthiyodum,
Thwal  seva  rathanmaaram manushyar melle , melle,
Thwan maya  rachithamaam  samsara paara vaaram,
Than maru kara  yeridunnathu  kalam  konde,
Thwal Jnana  paranmaaraam Manushya janangakku ,
Ulla ajnaam neekuvoru  sal guru labhicheedum,’
SAth guru varangal ninnu  anbodu  vakyajnanam,’
Ulkombil udichidum thwal prasada thal  appol.

With  the devotion  that is got by  good desirable company,
The men who are interested  in serving you  would slowly and slowly,
Would cross to the other shore  , the ocean of domestic life,
Created  by you  using illusion  , over the march of time,
But those of the men  who have  the knowledge of you,
 Would get  great Gurus  , to remove whatever ignorance is left over,
Then through   your grace  , the knowledge  from,
The  great Guru  would rise  inside the mind.

Karma bandathingal  ninnasu verpettu  bhava-,
Chinmaya   padathingal  hantha, layichidum,
Thwal bhathi  viheenanmaarayulla janangalkku,
Kalp kodikal kondum  sidhikkukayillallo,
Vijnana  Jnana sukham  mokshamamennarinjaalum,
Ajnanam  neeki  thwal bodham mama sidhikkenam,
Makulam  koodathoru  bhakthi sambhavikkenam.

And   it would separate  itself from  the attachment of actions,
And  get completely dissolved  in your feet ,
But to those  people  who do not have devotion  to you ,
In spite of billions of eons , this knowledge can never be got,
Understand  that the pleasure of divine knowledge  is salvation,
And I request  you to remove  ignorance  from my mind,
 And make me realize you in my mind  and ,
I should have  a devotion  to you without any doubt in me.

Namasthe jagalpathe , Namasthe  Rema pathe ,
Namasthe Dasarathe , namasthe  sathampathe,
Namasthe Veda pathe , Namasthe  deva pathe,
Namasthe Makhapathe  , Namasthe Dharapathe,
Namasthe  Dharmapathe , Namasthe Sitapathe ,
Na masthe Karunyambudhe , Namasthe Charumoorthe,
Namasthe  Rama Rama , Namasthe  Ramachandra,
Namasthe Ramarama, Namasthe Ramabhadra,
SAnthatham namosthuthe  bhagwan , Namosthuthe ,
Chinthaye  bhava charanambujam  Namosthuthe,
Swar gathikayittennal  sanchithamaya punyam,
Okke  nin Banathinnu Lakshyamai bhavikkenam.

Salutations oh lord of universe , Salutations  to Lord of Lakshmi,
Salutations to son of Dasaratha , Salutations to the lord  of all,
Salutations to Lord of Vedas , Salutations to Lord of devas,
Salutations to Lord of yagas , Salutations to lord of earth,
Salutations  to Lord of Dharma , Salutations to Lord of Sita,
Salutation to ocean of mercy, Salutations to one with pretty form,
Salutations to Rama and Rama , Salutations to Ramachandra,
Salutations to Rama and Rama , Salutations to Rama Bhadra ,
Always  salutations oh my God , salutations,
I think  about your lotus like  feet, salutations,
For getting  the heaven , may  all the  Punya (good deeds) that I have earned,
Become   the aim   of   your  arrow.

Yennathu kettu  thelinja neram Jagannadhan,
Mandahasvum cheythu  Bhargavanodu chonnan,
“Santhosham prapichen  jnaan  nin thruvadiyullil,
 Yenthonnu  chinithichathennal avayellam  thannen,”
Preethi kai kondu   Jamadagni puthram appol,
SAdharam  Dasaratha puthranodu arul  cheythu,
“Yethanum  anugraham undennu kurichagil,
Pada bhakthanmaarilum  Pada padmangalilum,
 Chethasi sada  kalam  Bhakthi sambhavikkenam,
Madhava, Raghupathe , Rama , Karunyambudhe .”

Hearing that and  accepting it, that Lord of the universe,
Broke  in to a pleasant smile  and  told Parasurama,
“I became very happy  and I would  now give you,
All that  your honoured  self  wants  and prays,”
With great love the son of Jamadagni then ,
Told with great respect   to the son of Dasaratha,
“Suppose you indicate  any blessings to me,
Let me  always  have in my mind great  devotion,
To the devotees of your feet as well as your lotus like feet,
Oh Madhava , Oh Lord of Raghu clan , Oh Rama , Oh ocean of mercy.”

Yi stotram  krutham japicheedunna pumaan,
Bhakthanai , thathwajnaniyayidenam , viseshichum,
Mrutyu vannu adukkumbol  thwal padambuja gathi ,
Chithe  sambavippainnay , anugrahikkenam.”

“Let that gentleman    who is  able to chant this prayer,
Become a devotee and a philosopher and specially,
When death comes near , let them get  to your lotus like feet,
In their mind. Kindly bless  for this to happen.”

Angane thanne yenu  Raghavan  niyogathaal ,
Thingina bhakthi poondu , Renuka thanayanum.,
Sadaram  pradakshinam  cheythu kumbhittu  koopi,
Preethanai   chennu Mahendrachalam  pukkedinaan.
Bhoopathi Dasarathan  than athi  santhushtanai,
Thapavum akannu  than puthranaam Raman thanne ,
Gadamai  aslesham cheythu  anandasrukkalodum,
Prodathmavaya  vidhi nandananodum koodi,
Puthranmarodum  padayodum chennayodhyayil,
Swashta manasanai  vannedinaan keerthiyode.

After  Lord Sri Rama   said , “Let it be like that,”,
With great  devotion  the son of Renuka,
Went round Sri Rama , saluted  him with folded hands,
And went with happiness  to the Mahendra mountains.
The king Dasaratha  became  extremely happy,
And with sorrow removed ,  tightly hugged,
His son Rama  and shed tears  of joy,
And  along with   the very good sage Vasishta,
His sons, army  reached  the city of Ayodhya,
And lived there  with peaceful mind and fame.

Sri Ramadhikal nija bharyamaarodu koodi ,
Swairamai   ramichu  vaaneedi naar yellarum,
Vaikunta puri thannil  Sri Bhagawathiyodm,
Vaikundan vazhunna pole , Raghavan Sitayodum,
Aananda moorthi  Maya Manusha  vesham kaikondu ,
Anandam poondu vasichhedinaan   anu dinam.

Rama   and his brothers  happily  lived ,
Along with their respective wives ,
And Like Lord Vishnu living along with Goddess Lakshmi,
In Sri Vaikunta   Sri Rama  lived   with Sita ,
And that personification of joy , taking up  the role ,
Of an illusory man  lived  happily  daily.

Kekaya naradhipanaakiya  Yudhajithum,
Kaikeyi  thanayane  kooti kondu angu chelvaan,
Dhoothane ayachathu  kandoru Dasarathan,
Sodharanai mevidum  Shatrugnnodum koodi,
Sadaram  BHarathane  povaanai niyogichan,
Adarvode  nadaneedinaar avargalum,
Mathulan thanne kandu Bharatha Shatrugnanmaar,
Modamul kondu vasichhedinnaar  athu kalam.

Yudhajith  the king  of the kingdom of Kekaya,
Sent a messanger   to bring along with him,
Bharatha , and seeing which Dasaratha,
Permitted honorably   Bharatha  to go,
Along with  Shatrugna  who  was  very close to him,
And both of them happily  went together,
And seeing their uncle, Bharatha and Shatrugna ,
Became very happy  and lived with him for some time.

Maithiliyodum nija nandananodum chernnu,
Kousalya devi thanum  paramanandam poondaal,
Ramalakshmanmaaraam puthranmaarodum  nija-,
Bhaminimarodum   anandhichu Dasarathan,
SAkethapuri thannil  sukhichu  vaneedinaan ,
Paka sasanan  amaralaye Vaazhum pole,
Nirvikarathmaavaaya parma Ananda murthy ,
Sarva loka nandartham  manushyakruthi poondu,
Thannude  Maya deviyakiya  Sitayodum,
Onnichu vaanaan  Ayodhya  puri thannil anne.

Queen Kausalya happily lived   with her  son,
 And his wife Maithli , and Dasratha,
Lived happily in Saketapura  along,
With   Rama ana Lakshmana  and their respective wives,
Similar  to Devendra living in his city of Amaravathi,
And   The personification of joy  and one not moved by  emotions,
 Took the form of a man  for the sake  of happiness of the world,
 And lived  happily  in the city of Ayodhya ,
Along with his wfi Sita , who is the Mayadevi.

        Ithyadhyathma Ramayane , Uma Maheswara  samvadhe,
                              Balakandam Samaptham

              Thus ends the “Chapter of Childhood”  which occurs
in Adhtahma Ramayana , amidst  the discussion between  Siva and Parvathi.











3 comments:

  1. Thank You PRR-jee. This will be a great contribution to the Raamayana research community and to Raama devotees world wide.

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  2. Dhanyavadalu, Shriman P.R.Ramachander garu !!

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