Monday, June 11, 2012

Ayodhya Kandam


Ayodhya Kandam

(Chapter  on Ayodhya)
(Transcription   and Translation  By P.R.Ramachander)
( The chapter on Ayodhya is   the second  chapter  of Ramayana.  It describes Narada’s visit to Ayodhya to remind Rama, that he should kill Ravana, the fixing of date for coronation of Rama by Dasaratha,  the stopping of the coronation by  Kaikeyi  on the advice of Mandhara as dictated by Goddess Saraswathi sitting on her toungue, the grant of two boons to make Bharatha  king and to send  Rama to the forest for fourteen years, the advice of Rama to Lakshmana, the leaving of Rama  to the forest along with Sita and Lakshmana, their meeting with guha, their visits  to hermitages  of  saint Bharadwaja and Valmiki,  the story of Valimiki,  building of Rama’s hermitage in Chithrakoota,  relating the old story by Dasaratha of his killing a sage  in the forest , death of Dasaratha,  the coming back of Bharatha, his great sorrow , the advice of Vasishta   to Bharatha ,  the visit to forest by Bharatha along with his army, the  discussion of Bharatha  and Rama , the going back of Bharatha with slippers of Rama, visit of Rama to the hermitage  of athri and meeting of Sita with Anasuya in the hermitage.)




2.1 Introduction to Ayodhya Kandam


Harmakalkku anbulla thathe , varikedo,
Thamasa  seelam  agathenam aasu nee ,
Ramadevan   charithamrutham  inniyum,
 AAmodhamul kkondu  chollu sarasamai.
Yengilo kelppin  churukki Jnana cholluvan,
Pangamellam akalum pala jathiyum,
Sankadamethum varugayumillallo,
Pankaja nethran kathakal kettidinaal ,
Bharghaviyagiya  Janaki thannude ,
Bhagya   jala nidhiyakiya Raghavan,
Bhargavan thannude darpam  samipichu,
Margavum   pinnittu Ayodhya puri pukku,
Thathanodum  nija mathru janathodum ,
Dathya suthanaam guruvaran thannodum,
Brathakkalodum , padaydumonnichu,
Medini puthriyaam bhamini thannodum,
Vannu  yethirothoru poura janathodum,
Chennu Maha Rajadhanikku agam pukku,
Vannithu soukyam  Jagathinnu  Raghavan,
Thannude  nana guna ganam kankayaal.

Oh Parrot  which is dear  to Lakshmi, come here,
Understand that  it is not good to delay things,
Please tell  with interest   and great joy,
The story  of Sri Rama further.
Please hear , I will tell it in short,
Many  types of problems will disappear ,
And sorrows  will also not come,
By hearing  the stories of the lotus eyed God
Rama who is the treasure house of luck,
Of Sita  who is but  Goddess Lakshmi,
 Put an end to the pride  of Lord Parasurama,
Travelled   further  and entered  the city of Ayodhya,
And entered  the  great palace  along with  his father,
His mothers , The  guru Vasishta  who  was son of Brahma,
With his brothers , with the  army,
With  Sita who was  the daughter of earth,
And along with the people who received them ,
And there  was happiness  for  the earth,
Because   they saw  the very good qualities of Rama.

Rudran, Parameswaran, Jagadeeswaran ,
Kadhru  sutha gana  bhooshana bhooshithan,
Chidroopan,  adhvayan , mruthyunjayan, Paran,
Bhadrapradhan , bhagawan , bhava banjanan,
Rudraniyagiya  devikkudan  Rama-
Bhadra kathamrutha saram  koduthappol,
Vidhru mathulya  dhariyaya Gowriyaam,
Athisutha  mananda vivasayai,
Bharthru  pada  pranamam cheythu  sampoorna,
Bhakthiyodum punar yevam arul cheythu.

When The angry god, the greatest god , the god of the universe,
The  god who wears  serpents, (the son of Kadhru)   as ornament,
One with divine form, he who does not have second, he  who is the winner  over death,
The divine one , he who grants safety, the god  and  destroyer of evils of Karma,
Started telling   the essence of the story of Rama  to the goddess who was his wife,
Who  was wearing  incomparably  great corals and was the daughter of the mountain,
She was drowned in joy  and saluted the  feet of her lord,
And    he started  telling  the story   with very great devotion.

Narayanan , nalinayatha lochanan,
Nari jana mana Mohanan madhavan,
Narada sevyan , Nalinasana priyan,
Narakararathi nalini sara  guru,
Nadhan narasakhan , nana jaganmayan,
Nada vidhyathmakan, Nama sahasravan,
Nalika ramya vadanan  narakaari,
Nalika  bandawa  vamsa  samudhbhavan,
Sri Ramadevan paran purushothaman,
Karunya varidhi , kama phala pradhan,
Rakshasa vamsa vinasa karanan,
Sakshal mukundan, Ananda pradhan , pumaan,
Bhaktha janthama bukthi mukthi pradhan,
Sakthi vimukthan , vimuktha hrudhi sthithan,
Vyakthan avyakthan ananthan anamayan,
SAkthi yukthan , sarana gatha  vathsalan,
Nakthanchareswaranaaya  dasasyannu,
Mukthi koduthavan , thande  charithrangal ,
Nakthandhivam jeevithavadhi kelkkilum ,
Trupthi varaa mama   vendeela mukthiyum.

 Even if the story of   God Narayana , One with pretty eyes  like lotus,
The one who attracts the mind of ladies, Madhava,
One served by Narada , one who likes sit on lotus flower,
One who saves people from hell , an expert archer ,
Lord , friend of the people , One who pervades  in different worlds,
One who is  the soul of several types of  learning,
One who has thousand names, One who has pretty lotus like face,
One who is the enemy of Narakasura , one who is born in family of Sun,
Sri Rama the divine , Best  of all purushas, ocean of mercy ,
One who gives what one desires, one who is  the cause,
Of the destruction of clans  of very many Rakshasas,
The real Mukunda , One who gives joy , a gentleman,
One who gives wealth as  well as salvation to  his devotees,
One who frees desires, one who keeps those detached souls in his heart,
One who is clear, one who is not clear, one who is endless, One who is free of  the drawbacks,
One who has power, one who loves those who surrender to him,
And One who gave salvation to Ravana who was the king of asuras,
Is heard  day and night I would not get satisfied and I  do not want even salvation.

Itham Bhagavathi  Gowri Maheswari ,
Bhakthyaa  parameswaranodu   chonnappol,
Mandasmitham  cheythu  Manmadha nasanan,
Sundari kettu loga  yennu arulicheythu.

When  The Goddess Gowri who is pretty.
Told like this  with devotion ,
lord Shiva, the killer of  God of love smiled,
And told, “Oh pretty one, please  hear.”

 

2.2 Narada Raghava  Samvadam

(Discussion between sage Narada   and lord Rama)

Yengil oru dhanam Dasaradhi Raman,
Pankaja lochanan , Bhaktha parayanan,
Mangala devatha Kamukan Raghavan,
Ankaja nasa  vandhithan, Kesavan,
Angaja leela  poondu anthapurathingal,
Mangala gathriyaam  Janaki thannodum,
Nelolpala dala Shyamala vigrahan,
Neelopala dala  lola volochanan,
Neelopa labhan, nirupaman, nirmalan,
Neelagalapriyan, nithyan, niraamayan,
Rathnabhara vibhooshitha dehanai ,
Rathna simhasanam thanmel aanukoolam,
Rathna dandam poonda  ven chamaram kondu,
Pathniyaal vijithanai athi komalan,
Bala nisakara phala dese lasan,
Maleya  pangam alangarichingane,
Balarkka  sannibha Kousthubha  kandaran,
Praaleya  bhanu samaananaya samam,
Leelayaa  Thamboola charvanadhai  ranu-
Velam  vinodhicharulunna  neram,
Aalokartham Maha muni Naradhan,
Bhoolokam appol alangaricheedinaan.

One day Rama  ,the son of king Dasaratha ,
One with lotus eye , one who looks after devotes,
One who likes auspicious gods , Raghava,
One who is saluted by Lord Shiva , Kesava,
Was in the private quarters engaged in love sports,
Along with Sita   who has an auspicious body,
And he was   black like  the blue lotus,
Had   moving eyes like leaves  of blue lotus,
Had the shine of blue sapphire,  was incomparable ,
Was pure , one who is liked  by Shiva  with blue neck,
One who is forever , one who does not have any stains,
And his body was covered with ornaments of gems,
And he was sitting  on a gem studded  throne,
And was being fanneed  by white fan  with gem studded handle,
By his  own wife , and  he had decorated  his crescent like forehead ,
By marks of sandal paste  , and whose neck ,
Was  decorated by  the shining  Kousthubha gem,
And  when  he was   spending his time chewing,
The  betel leaf  given by Sita  with moon like face ,
Narada  came  and decorated  the world ,
For the sake  of all the worlds of universe.

Mugdha  saraschandra  thulya thejassodum,
Shuddha sphatika  sangasa  sareeranai,
Sathwaram ambarthingal  ninnadharaal,
Thathraiva  vegaal avatharicheedinaan.

He  was   with the  shine of the full autumn moon,
And had a body   shining    like  a pure crustal,
And came immediately   from the sky ,
And appeared  very fast with great respect.

Sri Rama dvanum  sambhramam kaikondu,
Naradana kandu ezhunethu saadaram,
Nari maniyaya  Janaki thannodum,
Paril veenasu  namakaricheedinaan,
Padhya asana  aachamaneeya Arghya  poorvakam,
Aadhyeena  poojithanayoru Naradan,
Than niyogathil  yirunnoru  Raghaan,
Mandasmitham poondu nandichu sadaram.

Sri Rama also immediately  got up with agitation,
Seeing Narada  and immediately stood up,
And along with the gem of lady Sita,
Fel l on the floor and saluted him.,
And he provided  water to wash his feet ,
And Seat , water for drinking  and also for worship,
And  after the honourable  Narada told,
Raghava  , he  sat down  and smilingly  saluted him.

Mandam muni varan  thannodu arul cheythu,
“Vandhe  padam Karunanidhe , Saambratham,
Nana  vishaya Sangam poondu  mevina,
Manasathode  samsarikalayulla,
Manavanmaaraya jnangallku  chinthichal,
Jnani yakum   thava  Pada pangeruhum,
Kandu kolvaan    athi durlabham nirnayam,
Pandu jnaan cheythoru  punya phalodhayam,
Kondu kaanmaan  avakasavum vannithu,
Pundarkothbhava  puthra , Maha  mune,
Yennude vamsavum janmavum  Rajyavum,
Yinnu Vishudhamai vannu thaponedhe.

Slowly he told   that  great sage ,
“Salutations to your feet Oh ocean of mercy,
To us who are  family people  who  are ,
With  mind embroiled in various matters,
Your  lotus like feet  , which is extremely,
Difficult to see would make us wise.
It may  be due to good deeds that I have done earlier,
That  I  got a chance   to see  you,
Oh son of the lotus born,  Oh great sage,
Oh treasure  of penance , my clan, birth,
And kingdom  has become  very clean today.

“Yennal  yini yenthu karyamennum  , punar,
Yennodu arul cheygs vensm, Dhayanidhe,
Yenthoru kaaryam niroopichu yezhunelli,
SAnthosha mul kondu arul cheykayum venam,
Mandanaaengilum  karunymundengil,
Sandehamilla sadhippippan yellame.”

Oh treasure of mercy , kindly tell me,
 What  I can do to you  now?
What reason made  you undertake this visit?
Kindly tell   this with great joy,
And though I  am a  fool,
If you have  mercy on me , I will be able to do all.”

Itham aakarnya  Raghuvaran thannodu ,
Mughdha haasaena Muni varanaakiya,
Naradanum Bhaktha vathsalanaam manu-,
Veerane nokki sarasam  arul cheythu.

Hearing  this  ,   with a  slow smile, that great sage Narada
Addressed Lord Rama  who likes   his devotees ,
And  also was a great human hero and told with love.

“Yendhinu   yenne mohippippathinnu  nee,
SAnthatham  Lokanukarikalaaya ,
Athi chathuryamulloru  vakkukal yethavum,
Madhuryathode  cholledunnathangine?
Mugdhangalaayulla  vakyangale kondu,
Chithamoham valarkkenda , Raghupathe ,
Loukeekangalaaya  vakyangal yennalum,
LOkathamanmaarkku  vendi varumallo

“Why you are putting me in deep illusion,
With   words  that imitate  the usual men,
And which are  clever and which were delivered sweetly ?
Oh Lord of Raghu clan , please  do not,
Increase  the illusion of my mind , with sweet words,
Though the words  were of  domestic nature ,
It may  be  needed  by  the great ones like you.

“Yogeswaranaya  nee, samsari jnan yennu,
Lokesa , chonnathu  sathyamathre  drudam,
SArva jagathinnum  karana  bhoothyaayai,
SArva mathavaya maya  bhagwathi,
SArva jagat  pithavagiya  ninnude,
Divya  grahini  yakunnathu nirnayam,
Yeerezhu lokavum  ninde Graham appol,
Cherum  grahasthanakunnathu  yennullathum,
Ninnude  sannidhi maathrena  maayayil,
Ninnu  janikkunnu  nana  prajakalum.”

“  The words  of yours   that you  are a householder,
Are really  very  true  , Oh Lord  of Yoga,
It is also true   that  the Goddess of Illusion,
Who is the cause   of  all the universe ,
Is your divine wife , Oh God who is the father of all universe,
When all the  fourteen worlds  are  your house,
Your word  that  you are  a householder is also true,
And all the different  people  are born out of your illusion.”

Arnoja sambhavan aadhi thrunanthamai,
Onnozhiyaathe  chara chara janthukkal,
Okkave  ninnapathyam punar aagayaal,
Okkum  paranjathu samsari yennathum,
Yikkanda  loka janthukkallkku sarvadhaa,
Mukhyanakum pithavaayathum neeyallo,
Shukla  rakthasitha varna bedham poondu,
Sathwa raja sthamo  nama  guna thraya ,
Yukthayayidina Vishnu maha maaya ,
Shakthiyallo  thava pathniyakunnathum,
Sathwangale janippikkunnathum aval,
Sathyam thwayoktham  mathinilla samsayam.

Since  right from Brahma to the lowly grass,
Which include all the moving and not moving beings,
Are  your children , it is only  true , when you claimed,
You are a householder and is  it not true   that ,
For  all the animals of the world  that  are seen,
Always , you are  chiefly their  father,
And is not the  Vishnu Maha maya,
Who takes   colours like such as  white , red and black,
And character  divisions like good , royal and base , your wife,
And she is the one who gives birth to all beings,
And so it is but proper  without any doubt  that you are a householder.

Puthramithartha  kalathra  vasthukkalil ,
Sakthanayulla  grahasthan Maha mathe,
Loka thraya  maha gehathinnubhavan,
Yekanayoru  grahasthanaakunnathum.

Oh greatly intelligent being  , you are  a householder,
Greatly interested  in son, friend , wife  and in all things,
And for the great house  of the three  worlds,
You are the one and only one householder.

Narayanan nee , remadevi Janaki,
Maarariyum nee , maadevi  Janaki,
Sarasa sambhavan aayathum nee , thava,
Bharathi deviyakunnathum Janaki,
Aadhithyanallo bhavan, prabhaa Janaki,
Seethakiranan nee, Rohini Janaki,
Aadhitheyadhipan nee, sachi Janaki,
Jathavedass  nee, Swaha maheesuthaa,
Arkajan nee  danda neethiyum Janaki,
Rakshovaran bhavan, Thamasi Janaki .

You are Narayana,  And Janaki is goddess Lakshmi,
You are the killer of god of love  and Janaki is Uma devi,
You are  the Lord Brahma and Janaki is Goddess Saraswathi,
Are you not Sun god and Janaki  the light,
You are  the moon and Janaki is Rohini,
Are  you not Devendra  and Janaki is Sachi devi,
You are   the fire God and the daughter of earth is Swaha,
You  are the God of death and she is the law of punishment,
You are  Niryathi  and she  is the darkness.

Pushkarakshan Bhavan, Bhargavi  Janaki,
Sakradhoothan nee , sadagathi Janaki,
Rajarajan Bhavan , Sambalkari Sita,
Rajarajan nee , Vasundhara  Janaki,
Raja pravara kumara, Raghupathe,
Rajivalochana , Rama , Dhaya nidhe,
Rudranallo Bhavan,  Rudrani Janaki,
Swardhrumam nee, latha  roopini Janaki,
Vistharichu  yenthinu yere paranjidunnu,
Sathya parakrama , Salguna  varidhe .

You are Lord Vishnu  and Janaki is Lakshmi,
You  are the God of wind , and Janaki is the right course,
You are the Kubhera  and she is giver of wealth,
You are the king of kings and she is the earth,
Oh lad who belongs to clan of kings , Oh Lord of Raghu clan,
Oh God with lotus like eyes, Oh Rama , Oh treasure  or mercy,
Are you not Rudhra and she  Rudhrani,
You are the sacred tree  and she is the climbing plant,
Why should I tell these  in more detail,
Oh ocean of truth , valour  and good character.

Yathonnu  yathonnu  pullinga vachakam,
Vedantha vedhyaa, thal sarvavum  eva nee,
Chethovimohana , Stree linga vachakam,
Yathonnathokkave  Janaki deviyum,
Ningal iruvarum yenniye mathonnum,
Yengu may kandeela , kelpaanum illallo,
Angineyulloru   nine  thiranjarinju,
Yengane sevichu kolvu  Jagatpathe.

 All that , all that  which is masculine ,
Oh God venerated by Vedas, all those  are you,
Oh God who attracts the mind , all that which are feminine,
And all that   is  Goddess Janaki,
Without   either of you , I do not see  or hear  any other thing ,
And Oh lord of the Universe  how  can one,
Search and serve   a thing  like that.

Mayaya  moodi maranjirikkunnoru,
Neyallo noonam  vyakthamayathum,
Pinne athingal ninnullu maha thathwam ,
Yennathithingal  ninnundayo  soothravum.

Are  you not the one  who is hidden by illusion,
And are you not the one  that which should not be made clear,
And only from that  arises the great philosophies ,
And from that  arose pithy formule  to make things clear.

SArvathmakamaya lingamathil ninnu,
OOrvipathe , punar undai chamanjathum,
Yennathu  ahankara budhi Pancha pranan,
Indriya  jala  samyukthamai  onnallo,
Janma mruthyu  sukha dukhadhigal  undu,
Nirmalnmaar  jeeven yennu chollunnathum,
Chollavathallathanadhya vidhyakhyaye,
Chollunnu karanopadhiyennum  chilar,
Sthoolavum sookshmavum karanam  yennathum,
Moolamaam chithathil ulloru upadhi thrayam,
Yennivathaal  visishtam jeevanayathum,
Anyunanaam paran thadviyukthan Vibho.

Oh Lord of the earth , From the total soul of the mind and body,
The entire world was  developed  and this  would also include,
Pride , the five vital airs  and the magic of sense organs ,
And then there is birth, death , pleasure  and pain,
And that which is called soul by the pure beings,
 Is that  which  is the primeval knowledge   , which cannot be described,
And some people call this  as the cause  of action,
And the  three  ways of action of  the mind , which is the root ,
Are  the reality , that  which is hidden and that  which is the cause
And all these  together   becomes specially the being ,
And Lord , you are complete , divine and separated from it.

SArva prapanchathinnum  bimba  bhoothanai,
SArvopari sthithnai , sarva saakshiyai,
Thejo mayanaam paran, paramathmavu,
Rajeeva lochanan aakunna  neeyallo.
Ningal ninnu undai  varunnithu lokangal ,
Ningal  prathishtithamayirikkunnathum,
Ningala athre layikkunnathum okkave,
Nin kali yakunnathuithokke orkkum vidhou,
Karanam yellathinum bhavan nirnayam,
Narayana , narakare , naradhipa.

Are  you not that lotus eyed one ,
Who is shining divinity   and the  divine soul,
Which is the reflection of the entire world,
Which exists   above all the  worlds  ,
And which is the witness for everything ,
From you  all these  worlds  were created ,
And all that  exists   , exists   within you,
And at the end all these  merge with you,
And proper thought shows that all these are your sports,
And definitely   for everything you are  the cause ,
Oh Narayana , Oh killer of Naraka   and lord of human beings.

Jeevanum rajjuvingal sarpamennulla ,
Bhavana kondu bhayathe  vahikkunnu,
Nere paramathma,jnan yennu ariyumbol,
Theerum  bhava bhaya  mruthyu dukhadhikal,
Thwal  kadhaa nama  sravanadhi kondutan,
Ul kombil undai varum  kramal bhakthiyum,
THwal pada   pankaja  bhakthi  muzhukkumbol,
Thwal bodhavum  mana kombil udichidum,
Bhakthi muzhuthu Thathwa jnanam undaayaal ,
Mukthiyum vanneedum illoru samsayam,
Thwal bhaktha bruthya bruthyanmaaril yekane,
Alpa jnanam menneyum  karuthename,
Mayayaal yenne  mohippiyathe  jagan,
Nayaka, nithyam anugrahikkename ,
Than nabhi pankajathingal  ninnu yekadhaa,
Munnam undai  chathur mukhan mal pitha,
Ninnude pouthranai  bhakthanai mevinore,
Anugrahikeenam  viseshichum,
Pinneyum pinneyum   veenu  namaskarichu,
 Yenne vannam  paranjeedinaan Naradan,
Aananda  bhashpa  pariplootha nethranai,
Veena dharan muni pinneyum  chollinaan.

All  beings carry the fear like feeling,
That  the  real rope is assumed to be a snake,
And once we  come to know that  we are the divine soul,
Then the sorrow of life , birth and death  come to an end,
By hearing your name and stories,
The devotion grows   in the branch of mind,
And when that  devotion  slowly  matures,
In the mind , the  knowledge of you  would arise,
And when  that devotion  becomes  fully mature,
Without any doubt , one  gets salvation,
Please count  me also as  one amongst ,
The slave  of the slave  of your devotees,
Please  do not  attract me by your illusion,
Oh Lord of universe and bless me daily.
Once upon a time from a  lotus growing out of your belly,
 My father  the Lord Brahma  took his birth,
And specially  bless me as  I am existing,
As  your grand son and your devotee,
Again and Again Narada  saluted him,
 And told   these  things  along,
With eyes  completely filled with tears of joy,
 And that sage who carries the Veena continued.

Ippol ividekku Jnana vanna karanam,
Ulpalasambhavan  thante niyogathaal,
Ravanane konnu  lokangal  palippan,
Devakalodu arul cheythathu karanam,
Marthyanai vannu  janichu Dasaradha  ,
Puthranayennatho nischayamengilum,
Poojyanoyoru bhavane  Dasarathan,
Raja rakshartham  abhishekam ikkalam,
Cheyyumaru orumpettrikunnithu,
Neeyum athinnu    anukoolamai vannidum,
Pinne dasa mukhane  konnu kolluvaan ,
Yennu  avakasamundai  varayallo,
Sathyathe  rakshichu kolluka  yennu yennodu,
Sathwaram chennu  parakennarul cheythu ,
Sathya santhan Bhavan yengilum  Manase,
 Marthya janmam kondu   vismruthanai varum.

I have come here  at this time  due to,
The wishes  of Lord Brahma ,
Since you have promised that  you would kill  Ravana,
And protect the world and have taken incarnation as a man,
And as the son of Dasaratha  and though this is assured,
It seems   King Dasaratha  has decided  of  crowning you,
So that his  country would be protected
And you also would agree  for this proposal,
And later  there may not be  any time or chance,
 To kill  the ten headed  Ravana and though,
You are a truthful man   who has told ,
That  he would protect the truth,
But Brhama  has  asked me to tell you,
That    since  you have taken birth as a man,
There is a chance that  you may forget it.

Itharam  Naradan chonnathu  kettathinnu,
 Utharamai  arul cheythithu  Raghavan,
“Sathyathe  langikkukayilla oru naalum  jnan,
Chithe vishadham  undakaayaka athu  moolam,
Kala vilambanam  menthinu allallee,
Moola mathinundathum  paranjeeduvan,
Kalavalokanam  karya sadhyam nrunaam,
Kala Swaroopanallo  Parameswaran,
Prabdha  phalogha kshayam  varum,
Nerath ozhinju mathavathillarkume,
Karana mathram Purusha prayasam,
 Yennu aarum   ariyathe  yirikkukayum illallo.

Hearing   that  which was related by Narada,
Sri Rama told  the following as the answer,
“ I would not break my oath at  any time,
And so do not get  sad  within your mind,
This is only   postponing  the act,
And I see  there  is a reason for that.
For completing any task  , we have to
Study the suitable  occasion   , so that task is accomplished.
Does  not God Shiva  have the form of time,
And sometimes  attempts    do fail,
And so everything has  to be done at proper time,
For otherwise  our attempt would be only an apology.

“Nale vanathinnu  pokunnathundu jnan,
Nalika lochanan  padangal thannane,
 Pinne  chthur dasa samvathsaram  vanam,
THannil  muni veshamodu vaneeduvaan,
Yennal  nisa chara  vamsavum  Ravanan,
Thanneyum  konnu mudikendathu undallo,
Sitaye karana  bhoothayakki kondu,
Yathu dhananwaya nasam  varuthuvaan,
SAthyamithu” yennarul cheythu  Raghupathi,
Chithapramodhena  Nardan anneram,
Raghavan thanne  pradakshinavum cheythu,
Deva muneendra anugnayum  kai kondu,
Devalokam  gamicheedinaan   aadharaal.

“ I am going to the forest  tomorrow,
I am telling this as  an oath   at the feet of Lord Vishnu,
Afterwards   we would live  in the forest ,
In the form of sages for fourteen years,
And I would  completely eradicate ,
The clan of Rakshasa as well as  Ravana at that time,
Making     Sita  as the causal need for it ,
This is a promise that  the Rakshasa  would be killed.”
Said Sri Rama  and with mind full of joy,
That time  Narada  went round  Sri Rama,
And after taking permission from devas and sages,
Went with great  happiness to the place of devas.

Narada Raghava samvadamingane ,
Nere padikkathan , kelkka than , orkkathaan,
Bhakthi kai kodu  cheyyunna manushyannu,
Mukthi labhikkum, athinilla   samsayam,
Sesham innum  kadha kelkkanamengilo,
 Dosham akaluvaan   cholluna thundu jnan.

Those  men who read  or  hear or even remember,
This discussion of Sage  Narada  and Sri Rama,
With devotion would get salvation without any doubt.
Suppose  you want to hear the story further ,
For removing problems,  I am going to continue telling it.

 

2.3  Sri Ramabhishekam aarambham,

(Starting of the coronation of Rama)

Yengilo  Raja  Dasarathan ekadha,
Sankalithananda maai ammaril irikkumbol,
Pankaja  sambhava puthran  Vasishtanaam,
Thal kulachharyane  vandichu  chollinaan.
Poura janangalum  Manthri mukhyanmaarum,
Sri Ramane  pramsikkunathu  eppozhum,
Oro  guna ganam kandavarkku  , undu,
Akatharil  anandam   athinilla samsayam.
Vrudhanai vannithu  jnanum ottakayaal,
Puthraril jyeshtanaam   Rama Kumarne ,
Pruthwi  paripalanartham  abhishekam,
Yethrayum  vaikathe cheyyanamennu jnan,
Kalpichathu  ippozh  anganeyengila,
Thulpoovilorthu  niyogikkayum venam,
Ipprajakalkku  anuragamavankalum ,
 Undu eppozhum  methamathorthu  kandeelayo?
Vannila  mathulane kamathinnere ,
Munname poya  Bharatha  Sharugnanmaar,
Vannu muhurtham adutha dinam thanne ,
Punyam atheeva  pushyam nalla nakshatram,
Ennalavan  varuvaan  parkayilliniyum,
 Onnu kondum athu nirnayam manase.

Once    the king Dasaratha  was  resting
 With a mind full of joy, he saluted ,
His  clan Guru Vasishta , the son of Brahma  and told,
“The citizens and   important ministers ,
Are always praising Sri Rama, and
When they see  many  different good qualities in him,
Without  any doubt they become happy.
Since I am becoming an old man,
I want to crown  Rama, my first son, as soon as possible,
 So that  he can look well after the earth and rule it,
And  I have told about this earlier to you.
And  knowing the desire of the people ,
Arrangements  have to be made  quickly.
Bharatha and Shatrugna have gone ,
To their uncles place  and yet have not returned.
The  next Muhurtha day is Pooyam(Pushyam) 
Which is a good star  and I am thinking in my mind,
That  we need not wait for them  and perform the cornation now.

Yennal athinnu  vendunna   sambharangal,
 Innu thanne bhatha  sambaracheedenam,
Ramanodum ninthiruvadi  vaikathe,
SAmadam ippozhe  chennariyikkenam,
Thorana pankthi kalellam  uyarthuka,
Charu pathakakalodum  mathyunnatham,
Ghoramayulla  perumpara  nadhavum,
Purikka dikkukalokke  muzhangave .

So we have  to start making the arrangements  today,
And start  collecting  all that is needed immediately.
And  you also should tell Rama about it without delay,
Let us erect pretty hangings and decorations immediately,
And along with  the pretty flags  , The sounds ,
Of Big drums should  be played so that,
Happiness  spreads in all directions.

Mannavanaaya  Dasarathan aadharaal,
Pinne  sumanthrare  nokki arul cheythu,
“Yellam Vasishtan aruli cheyyum vannam,
Kalyanamul kkondu  orukki kodukka nee,
Nale  venam Abhishekam  ilamayai,
Naleeka nethranam  Ramannu  nirnayam.

Then  later with   great   respect ,
Looked at Sumanthra his minister and told,
“Please  make  all auspicious  arrangements,
As per the  words   of   Vasishta ,
Tomorrow we have decided to crown ,
The lotus eyed one, Rama As Yuva raja (assistant king) .”

Nandithanaaya  Sumanthranum  anneram,
Vandhichu chonnaan Vasishtanodu  aadharaal,
“ Yenthonnu  vendunnathu  yennu  arul cheythaalum,
Antharamenneyi  sambaricheeduvan.”
Chithe nirupichu  kandu  sumnatharodu,
Itham  Vasishta muniyum arul cheythu,
“Kelkka nale  pularkale  chamayichu,
Chel kannimaaraaya  kanyakamaarellam,
Madhya kakshye  pathinnaru per nilkkanam,
Matha gajangale  ponnaniyikeenam.”

Sumanthra filled    with joy , saluted,
Vasishta and  asked  him,
Please tell me  all that you need,
And I would make  arrangements for them without delay.”
Sage vasishta after little thought  told Sumanthra,
‘Hear , tomorrow morning , in the courtyard,
You should arrange for sixteen pretty maidens,
Who are prettily made up and also ,
We need to dress  the elephants in gold.”

Iravatha kula jathanaam nalkomban,
Aaraal  varenam alangarichangine.

Then the well decorated  four tusked  ,
Elephants  who were born in the family,
Of Iravatha  should come  forward.

Divya nana theertha  vari pornangalai,
Divya rathnangalamazhthi  vichithramai,
Swarna kalasa  sahasram  malayaja-,
Parnangal kondu  vai ketti vechidenam,
Puthan puli thol varuthuga  munniha,
Chathram   swarna dandam , mani shobitham,
Muktha mani malya virajitha  nirmala-,
Vasthrangal malyangal aabharanangalum,
Salkruthanmaaraam muni janam vanniha,
Nikku krusa panikalai  sabhanthike.

Arrangements   should be made for ,
One thousand   gold  pots ,
Pots with sacred waters   in which ,
Divine gems   should  be put and ,
Covered  with leaves of sandalwood tree ,
And  also we  have to arrange for  a new hide of tiger,
And also arrange  for  a  gem inlaid fan with golden handle,
And also  clean cloths decorated by pearls,
Garlands  , other ornaments , and ,
We should  ensure attendance of good  sages,
Holding   the Dharba  grass  there.

Narthakimarodu Vaara vadhoo janam ,
Narthaka Gayaka  Vaineeka  vargavum,
Divya vadhyanangalum yellam prayogikkana ,
OOrveeswarangane ninnu manoharam,
Hasthya aswapathi radhadhi  Mahabalam,
Vasthradhya alankaramodu vannedanam,
Devalayangal thorum  bali poojayum,
Deepavalikalum venam Mahothsavam,
Bhoopalareyum varuvaan  niyogikka,
Shobhayode  Raghava abishekarthamai.

Along with dancers , girls and brides,
Dancing , musical  and instrument playing community,
Divine musical instruments  should be played,
From the pretty courtyard of the king,
Military consisting of horses , elephants , chariots and soldiers,
To show their  strength 
And people  should come dressed ,
In their  finery  and ornaments and,
in all  temples  there should be special worship,
And   the houses  should be decorated  with  row of lights,
And also send word for other kings to attend ,
And let the coronation of Rama be celebrated with luster.

Itham Sunmanthrareyum  niyogichathi,
SAthwaram   theril kkareri  Vasishtanum,
Dasaradhi Gruha methrayum  Bhaswaram,
AAsu  santhoshena   samprapya  sadharam,
Ninnthu neramarinju  Raghuvaran,
Chennudan  Danda namaskaravum cheythaan.

After  thus   deputing  away Sumanthra  ,
Vasishta  immediately  rode in a chariot,
To the house  of Rama  which was lustrous ,
And approached it    with great joy,
And when Rama came to know  of this,
He went and saluted  him  by falling at his feet.

Rathnasanavum   koduthu iruthi thadha,
Pathniyodum adhi bhakthyaa  Raghuthaman,
Pol kalasa  sthitha nirmala vaarinaa ,
Trukkal kazhukichu , padabhja theerthavum,
Uthamangena darichu  visudhanai,
Chitha modhena  chirichu aruli cheuthu.

Rama  made him sit in a gem studded  seat,
And  along with his wife  , with devotion,
Using the pure water  in a golden pot,
Washed the  sage’s feet  and  wore  ,
That   divine water  on his head ,
And with a happy  frame of mind told.

“Punyavanayen adiyan atheeva  ,
Kel innu  padodhaka theertham darikkayaal.”
Yenningane   Ramachandra  vakyam kettu,
Nannai chirichu Vasishtan arul cheythu,
“nannu nannu  yethrayum  ninnude  vakkukal,
Onnundu  chollunnathippol , nrupathmaja,
Thwam pada pankaja theertham  dharikkayal,
Darpaka vairiyum dhanyan aayeedinaan,
Thwal pada Theertha vishudhanai vannithu,
Mal pithavaya   virinchanum bhoopathe,
Yippol  maha janangallkku  upadesartham ,
Adbutha Vikrama , chonnathu  neeyedo,
Nannai arinjirukkunnathinnu  ninne jnaan,
Innavan aakunnathennathu minnedo.


“Hear , I have become  blessed today,
As I was able to wear the holy water ,
Which   has been used to wash  the feet,”
Hear this sentence  as told   by Ramachandra,
“Good, good,  are  the words that you uttered,
Oh son of a  king, I have to tell you something,
By wearing  the water  washing of  your feet ,
Even Lord  Shiva would become blessed.,
Oh king  my  father  Lord Brahma, only,
Became purified   after wearing that water,
And   now   for the sake  of teaching common people,
Oh man of valorous wonder, you told like this.
I have   a very good understanding of you,
And I have become what I  am because of you.”

“Saakshaal  para brahmamaam  Paramathmavu,
Mokshadhan  nana jagan mayan easwaran,
Lakshmi bhagawthiyodum  dharaniyil,
Ikkalamathra  janichathu nischayam.
Deva karyartha sidhyartham  karunayaa,
Ravanane konnu thapam keduppanum,
Bhaktha janathinnu  mukthi sidhjippanum,
Itham svatharicheedina  Sri pathe ,
Deva karyartham atheeva  guhyam punar,
Evam  velachathidanjathu  jnan idham,
Karyangal yellam  anushtichu  sadhikka,
Mayayaa Maya manushyanai , SRinidhe.”

The real divine Brahmam , the divine soul,
The one who gives salvation , the one who pervades in universes ,
The god   has  been born    in this world ,
By this time  without any doubt,
For   the  sake  of the devas and with great mercy,
For killing  Ravana  and removing their pains,
And for  giving salvation  to his devotees,
Oh great lord, you have been born.
It is extremely  secret  as it is for the sake of devas ,
And that  is why I am not bringing it to light now,
Please   do  all the actions  that are needed,
As  the  man of  great illusion, Oh consort of Lakshmi.”

“Sishyanallo bhavan , acharyan esha jnan,
Sikshikka venam   jagadhidtham  prabho,
Saakshaal  chara chara  acharyanallo bhavan,
Orkkil pithrunaam  pithamahanum bhavan,
SArveshwa  gocharanayai, antharyamiyai,
SArva jagad  Yanthra  vahakanaya nee,
Sudha thathwathmaka mayoru vigraham,
Druthwaa nijaadheena  sambhavanayudan,
Marthya veshena  Dasaratha  puthranai,
Pruthwee  thale yogamaayyaa jathanaam.

You are  the student and I am supposed to be  your teacher ,
Please  teach  me for the good of the world , oh lord,
You are the teacher of all moving and not moving things,
And really you are  the grandfather of father’s,
Being hidden from all , but spread  within everywhere,
You  who are  the one who makes  all  the universes move,
Are   a form that is really the real meaning of all philosophies,
You who are  the real force  behind all  actions ,
Have taken the human form as  son of Dasaratha,
In the earth   using   the power of Yoga maya.

Yennathu munne  dharichirikkunnu jnan,
Yennodu dhathavu  than arul cheykayaal,
Yennatharinjathre  sooryanwayathinnu,
Munne  purohithan aayirunnu mudhaa,
Jnanum bhavanodu  sambanda kamkshayaa,
Nannai varikil athum pizhayallallo.

 I have  understood this fact earlier ,
As my father Lord Brahma had told it to me,
And after  knowing this  only ,I have become ,
The priest  of the clan  of the sun god,
So that  I can have contact    with you,
For if something good comes , it  is not a mistake.

Innu  saphalamai  vannu  Manoradham,
Onnu  apekshikunnathu undu , Jnan inniyum,
Yogesa, They  Maha maya Bhagawathi,
Lokaika Mohini , mohipiikayka  maam,
Acharya nishkruthi Kaman  bhavan yengil,
Aasayam  mayayaa mohippikayka may,
THal prasangal  sarva mukthamippol,
Idham pravakthavyam mayaa Rama , kuthrachil.

Today  the wish of my mind was fulfilled,
I am only asking one more thing, Oh Lord of yoga

Let  the Goddess of great illusion, The bewitcher of the world,
Not make  me more attached  and attracted to everything.
If you are desirous of repaying me as your teacher,
My desire is that I should not be attached due to illusion,
As per your desire , I am free of everything.
And  do not tell what I told  elsewhere.

Raja dasarathan chonnathu karanam ,
Rajeeva nethra, vannen ividekku jnan,
Undun abhishekam  adutha nalennathu,
Kandu cholvaanai yuzhari vanneham,
Vaidehiyodum upavasam cheythu ,
Medini thannil sayanavum cheyyanam.
Brahmacharyothodirikka, jnan ororo,
Karmangal chennu angorukkuvan vaikathe,
Vannedushassinnu nee yennarul cheythu,
Chennu theril kareri  muni sresthtanum,
Pinne sri ramanum , Lakshmanan thannodu,
Nanne chirichu arul chethu rahasyamai,
“Thathan  yennikku abhioshekam ilamayai,
Modhena cheyyum adutha nal nirnayam,
Thathra nimitha mathram jnan athginnoru,
Karthavu nee Rajya bhokthavum nee yathre,
Vathsa, Mama thathwam bahi pranan aakayaal,
Uthsavathinnu koppittukondalum nee,
Mathsaman aakunnathum Bhavan nischayam,
Mathsarippan  illithinnu nammodaarum.

Due to being told by king Dasaratha,
Oh lotus eyed one, I came here.
He wanted me  to tell you,
That the coronation  would be tomorrow,
Along with Sita , you have to observe fast,
And sleep  in the floor today,
Also you should  observe Brahmacharya(celibacy).
I am going to  make  arrangements,
For several things for the coronation.
Without  being late come there at dawn,
Saying these that  greatr  sage  got in to the chariot and left.
Later Sri Rama secretly  told Lakshmana with a laugh,
“Tomorrow father  wants to celebrate my coronation,
As Yuva Raja , without   any doubt,
For that , I am the doer for namesake,
And you  are the one who will get the kingdom,
Son, Since  you  are my soul,
Get dressed  and be ready  for that,
It is definite  that you are  equal to me,
And no body would compete  with us for these

Ithram oronnu arul cheythirikkumbol,
Pruthweendra geham pravisya Vasishtanum,
Vriuthanthangal yellam , Dasarathan thannodu,
Chitha modhaal ariyichu samasthavum,
Rajeva sambhava nandanan thannodu,
Raja Dasarathan aananda poorvakam ,
Rajeeva nethra abhisheka vruthanthangal,
Poojaa vidhanena  chonnathu kelkkayaal,
Kausalyayodum, Sumithrayodum  chennu,
Kouthukumodu ariyichan oru poomaan,
Sammodham ulkondathu ketta nearthu,
Nirmalamaayoru malyavum nalginaal,
Kausalyayum thanaya abhyudhayarthayai,
Kouthukamodu pojichathu Lakshmiye,
“Nadhe, Mahadevi, neeye thuna yennu,
Chethasi bhakthya vanangivaanedinaal.

When things like these  were being talked about,
Sage Vasishta  went to  the palace of the king,
And told in detail all the news with joy,
And king Dasaratha was happy to hear  in detail,
The  worships and rituals  that are to take place ,
Of the  Cororonation of the lotus  eyed one,
From Vasishta , the son of the lotus born god.
One gentleman with  joyful curiosity,
Told about this  news to Kausalya  and Sumithra,
When they heard  it they became greatly joyous,
And  gave him a  pure necklace,
Kausalya,  for the sake of good luck of her son,
Went and worshipped  Goodess Lakshmi  with joy,
“Oh Goddess, Oh great Goddess, You are my only help,”
And then  she  saluted the Goddess with devotion.

 

2.4 Ahbhisheka vignam

(the stoppage of the Coronation)

Sathya santhan  , nrupaveeran  Dasarathan,
Puthrabhishekam  kzhicheedumennume,
Kekaya puthri  vasa gathan aakayaal
Aakulamullil  valurunathethavum,
Durge , Bhagawathi , Durshkrutya nasini,
Durgathi  neeki thunachheduga Ambike,
Kamukanallo  nrupathi Dasarathan,
Kamini Kaikeyi  chitham yentheeswaraa,
Nalla vannam varuthenam”  yenniingane,
Cholli vishadichirikunnathu nearam,
Vanavarellam  othu niroopichu,
Vani Bhagawathi  thannodu apekshichu.

The  teller of truth, the valorous king , Dasaratha,
Whether he would celebrate  the coronation of his  son,
Is doubtful , because he is amenable to the daughter of Kekaya
And because of this worry grows in my mind,
Oh Durga , Oh Bhagawathi , Oh destroyer of bad acts,
Avoid bad luck  and help us , Oh  Ambika,
The king  Dasaratha  is a lover ,
And  Oh God, we do not know the will of Kaikeyi,,
Let only good should be brought about, “ saying thus,
When Kausalya   was  being worried and sad,
All the devas  joined together,
And made a request  to Goddess Saraswathi.

“Loka mathave Sraswathi ,  Bharathi,
Vegaal Ayodhyakka yezhunelluga venam,
Ramabhisheka vignam varutheeduvaan,
Aamavarrarum  mathilla niroopichal,
Chennudan  Mandhara thannude  navinmel,
Thanne  vasichu avale kondu chollichu,
Pinne viravodu Kaikeyiye kondu-,
Thanne  parayichu kondu mudakkanam.
Pinne  yingottu yezhunellam madikkaruthu”,
Yennu amaranmaar  paranjor anantharam,
Vaniyum Mandara than Vadananthare,
Vaneedinaal  chennu Deva Karyarthamai”

Oh Mother of the world Saraswathi , Bharathi ,
You have  to urgently go to Ayodhya.,
For  stopping the coronation of Sri Rama,
As we do not  find any other way,
You have  to  live on the toungue of Mandhara,
And living there by making her tell Kaikeyi
And induce  Kaikeyi to talk and by this means,
You have   stop the coronation ,
Later  without any problem you can return .
When devas  requested like this ,
Goddess Saraswathi  went and lived in the face of Mandara,
 And she lived  there  for the work of devas.

Appol trivakrayaam kubjayum  Manase,
Kalpichuruchudan  prasaadamerinaal,
Vegena chennoru Mamdaraye kondu,
Kaikeyi thanum avalodu  cholleenaal,
“Mandare , chollu, nee rajamelladavum,
Yenthoru  moolam alangaricheeduvaan,.”

At that  time Mandara  the hunch back,
With three bends making up her mind,
Entered the palace , and seeing Mandhara ,
Who entered   speedily Kaikeyi asked,
“Hey Mandhara , tell   me about  the reason,
For the entire country  to be decorated.”

“Naleeka lochananagiya Ramannu,
Nala abhishekamundennu nirnayam,
Durbhage , Moode , Maha garvithe , Kidannu,
Yeppozhum  nee yurangidonnariyathe,
Yeriyorapathu vannadanju ninakku,
Aarum oru bandhuvillennu nirnayam,
Ramabhishekam  madutha nalundeto,
Kaminimaar  kula  mouli manikhyame.”

“It is definite  that the coronation  of ,
The lotus eyed Rama would be celebrated  tomorrow,
Oh ill fated one , oh fool , Oh very proud lady ,
 Because of you  being asleep all the time,
When a great  danger comes to you,
You do not have  any friend, definitely.
The coronation of Rama  is for tomorrow,
Oh head gem  of the lovely women.”

Ithamaval chonnathu kettu  sambramichu,
Udththanavum   cheythu Kekaya puthriyum,
Chithramayoru  chameekara noopuram,
Chithamodhena  nalkeedinaal aadharaal,
“Santhoshamarnirikunna  kalathingal,
Yenthoru  thapam upagathamennu  nee,
Cholluvaan karanam, Jnana arinjeela,
Ithinnu  oravakasamethum niroopichaal.”

Hearing what she told and surprised ,
The daughter of Kekaya got up,
And took a very luxurious armlet  ,
Made of gold and gave it to her  and told,
“When  times  are  very happy ,
What problem do you expect to come to me ?
I am not able  to understand , as much,
As I know not of any problems whatsoever.”

Yenude Ramakumaranolam Priya,
Mennil  ulil  aareyumilla  , mathorkke  nee,
Athrayumalla  Bharathane kkal mama,
Puthranaam Ramane  Sneham yeniketham,
Ramannum Kausalya deviye kkal yenne,
Premam yerum ,noonam illoru samsayam,
Bhakthiyum  Viswasavum  Bahumanavum,
Ithra mathu aareyum  illennarika  nee.

In my mind  I do not love  anybody,
More than Rama , You please remember,
And not only that  my love towards Rama,
Is much more than my love to Bharatha,
And  without any doubt Rama also loves
Me more than Kausalya, and remember
That no one  has more devotion, faith ,
And Respect to me than Rama.

Nalla vasthukkal yenikku thanne  mathu,
Vallavarkkum  kodupoo mama Nandanan,
Ishtamillathoru vakku  parakayilla,
Otthume Bedham avanilla orikkalum,
Asrantham yenne yathre  madi koodathe,
Susrusha cheythu jnanayam preethi poorvakam,
Moode ninakenthu Ramangal ninnoru ,
Pedi yundaavaan  avakasamayathum,
SArva jana priyanallo mamathmajan,
Nirvaira manasan , santhan, dhayaparan.

Would my dear son  give good things,
To any one  but me,
He will not  utter  a word   that I do not like,
And he never  has any  difference  between me and his mother,
Without any laziness   he would look after me,
 With great   love , and oh fool.
What is the reason  for your fear,
Towards   Rama , for my son is liked by all,
As there is no enmity in  his mind ,
He is peaceful  and  merciful.

Kekaya puthri than  vakkukal Kettal,
Ava kula chethasaa pinneyum chollinaal,
“Pape, Maha bhaya karanam kelkka nee,
Bhoopathi ninne vanchichathu arinjeele,
Thwal puthranaya bharathaneyum  Balal,
Thal priyanaaya  Shatrugnaneyum  nrupan,
Mathulane  kanmathinnai ayachathum ,
Chethasi  kalpichu kondu thanne ithum.

She heard the words of the daughter of Kekaya,
And  as soon  as she heard them she further told,
“Poor one, Hear  from me the reason for  that great fear,
Has not  the king forcefully   sent your son,
Bharatha and Shatrugna who loves him,
 To   see  his uncle, and I am sure  this is willful.”

Rajabhisheam krutham Ramanengilo,
Rajanubhuthi  Soumithrikku nirnayam,
Bhagyamathre sumithrakkum kandu  nir-
Bhagyayoru  nee dasiyai nithyavum,
Kausalya thanna paricharicheeduga,
Kausalyanandanan thanne  Bharathanum,
Sevichu kondu porukkunnathum varum,
Bhavikkayum venda  Rajathvam yethume,
Nattil  ninnu aati kalakilum AAmoru,
Vattam  varathe  vadhichieedukilumaam.

If it is the coronation  to Rama,
Lakshmana would have great  influence with the king,
And so it is luck for Sumithra, and the ill-fated you,
Would daily serve as a slave of Kausalya,
And  Bharatha  would possibly,
Have to live  serving the son of Kausalya.
Do not assume  any royal treatment for you,
For there is a possibility  that you would be  sent away ,
From the country  or even killed.

SApthanyajatha parabhavam  kondulla,
Thapavum poondu  daraniyil vaazhkayil,
Nalla  maranam athinilla  samsayam,
Cholluvan knan   thava nallathu kelkka nee.

When there is  pain by the bad treatment ,
From co wives , it is better  to die,
Rather than live in this   world suffering ,’
There is no doubt to it, please hear what is good for you.

Uthsaham  undu ninankengil yikkalam,
Thwat suthan   thanna vaazhikkum  nara varan,
Rama eeraezhandu  kanana vasavum,
Bhoomi palagnayaa  cheyyumarakanam,
Nadadakkam Bharathannu varum athi ,
Prouda keerthyaaninakkum  vasikkam chiram,
Venennakil  athjnnu oru upayavum,
Pranasame, thava chllitharuvaan jnan.

Suppose  you are  interested to act,
The king would hold coronation for your son,
And Rama  would go to forest for fourteen years,
By the rule and order  of the king.,
Then the entire country will come to Bharatha,
And you can also  live  with great fame  and power,
Suppose you want , Oh bosom friend ,
I will tell you a trick for that.

Munnam Surasura yudhe , dasarathan,
Thanne mithrartham Mahendran abhyathikkayaal,
Mannavan  chapa banangalum kai kondu,
Thannude sainya samam thrill yerinaan,
Ninnodu koodave  vinnilakam pukku,
 Sannadhanai  chennu asurarody yethappol,
Chinnamai vannu  radhaksha keelam poril,
Yennathu arinju thumilla , Dasarathan,
SAthwaram  keela randrathingal  ninnude,
Hastha dandam  samavesyaa dhairyena nee,
Chithramathre  pathi prana  raksharthamai,
Yudham kazhiyuvolam   angane ninnathum.

Once  when Indra   for the sake of friendship,
Invited Dasaratha to help him in the ,
War between devas    and  Asuras,
The king along with    the bows   and arrows,
Got in to his chariot  along with  his army.
He entered the country  of devas with you,
And when Dasaratha    got ready for the war,
And was fighting the    war ,  he did not notice,
That the nail stopping the wheel of the chariot  had become loose,
And you seeing this  put your hand in the hole and held the wheel,
For the sake   of saving the life  of your husband,
And stood like that  till the war came to an end.

Sathrukkale vadam cheythu  Pruthweendranum,
Yudha nivruthanayoru Dasanthare ,
Nin thozhil kandu athi santhosham utkondu,
Vhenthalir meni  punarnnu punarnnudan,
Punchiri poondu paranjithu  bhoopanum,
“Nin  charitham  nannu, nannu, niroopichaal,
Randu varam tharaam, nee yenne rakshichu,
Kondathu moolam , varichu kondalum nee.”
Bharthru vakhyam kettu neeyum annerathu ,
Chitha sammodham  kalarnnu cholledinaal
“dathamaayoru  vara dwayam saadaram,
Nysrutham bhavathi  maya  nrupatheeswaraa,
Jnan oru avasarathingal  apekshichal,
OOnam  varathe tharikennathe  vendu,
Yennu paranjirikkunna  varadwayam,
Innu apekshichu kollanam madiyathe,
Jnanum marannu  kidannithu munname ,
Manase thonni  Balal eeswaragnayaa,”

After killing his enemies, the king,
When he got  free after  the war came to an end,
Saw what you have done  and became very happy,
And hugged and caressed  your very pretty body,
And  with a smile  told that king of kings,
“What you have done is great , great  and I have,
Decided   to give you two boons , because  you,
Have saved me , you can ask for them now,”
You , after  hearing the words of your husband,
Were happy and mixing it with  in your mind told,
“ Would you permit  me   to save this offer of boon,
So that I can ask the two of them,  on some other occasion,
And this is my request  to you now,”
And   now you can ask those  two boons today ,
Without anyhesitation,
And I  due to the  order  of the God ,
Suddenly remembered   about   this , which  I had forgotten.”

Dhherathayodini  kshipram ippol krodhaa,
Gaaraam  pravisya  kopena  , kidakka nee,
Aabharanangalum , potticherinju, athi,
Shobha poondoru  kar koonthal azhichittu,
Pomeniyum  podi lkondu aninjiha,
Bhoomiyil thanne  malinambarathodum,
Kannu neeraale  mukhavum mulakulum,
Nannai nanachu  , karanju karanju ,
Kondarthichu kolga , vara dwayam bhoopathi ,
Sathyam  pranjaal urappichu manasa.”

With courage    immediately you  enter,
Your home of anger and lie down there,
After breaking away all the ornaments,
After untying your pretty black curls,
After  wearing dirty cloths, lie down
On the floor so that, Your body is full of dust
And after  wetting your face   and breasts,
Completely with tears by crying and crying,
And then  ask the king  for those two boons,
And make him  firmly to take an oath granting them.

Mandara  chonathu pole  athinum   oru,
Antharam kodathe  chennu kaikeyiyum,
Pathyam  ithokke thanne yennu kalpichu,
Kaikeyi  Mandarayodu  chonnal, “Ini,
Raghavan kananathinnu povolavum,
Jnan ivide  kidanneduvaan allaigil,
Prananeyum  kalanjeweduvan nirnayam,
Bhoo praithranatham innu,BHarathannu,
Bhoopathi cheythaan abhishekamengil jnan,
Vere ninakku  bhogarthamai  nalkuvan,
 Nooru desangal , ithinilla samsayam.”

Kaikeyi immediately did as told by Mandara ,
Without  any defeciencies ,thinking,
That  all these  are  very good for her,
And Kaikeyi told  Mandara , “ Now,
Till   Rama  goes to the  forest,
I would  be lying her, if that  does not happen,
I would definitely give up my life.,
If  the king does coronation to Bharatha ,
And make him     rule this country,
I would give you  for the sake of your enjoyment,
One hundred villages  without any doubt.”

“yethum ithinnu oru ilakkam  varaygil nee,
Chethasi chinthicha  karyam varum drudam,”
Yennu  paranju  poyeedinaal Mandara,
Pinne avvannam anushtichu  Rajniyum,
Dheeranai yetham  dhaanvithanai  guna-
Achara samyukthanai  , neethignanai , nija-,
DEsika  vakhya sthithanai  , suseelanai,
Aasaya shudhanai , vidhya nirathanai ,
Sishtanai  ullavan yennu  angirikkulum,
Dushta Sangam kondu  kalantharathinaal,
Sajjana nindhyanaai vannu koodum  drudam,
Durjana samsargam  metham akalave ,
Varjikka venam , prayathnena salpumaan ,
Kajjala  pathiyaal  Swarnavum  nishprabham.


“If no difference comes to your determination,
Surely , whatever you have thought in your ,
Mind   would be achieved “ saying this Mandara left,
And later that queen   followed her  advice.
Even if one is brave , very kind , blessed-
With good character, follows rituals,
Follows justice , follows the  teacher  completely ,
Is of good conduct , Is having clear perceptions ,
Is interested in knowledge    and also disciplined ,
By the company  of bad people, over time,
You Would  definitely became hated by good people .
A good gentleman should  keep bad people far away,
 And completely avoid them with great effort,
For   even gold will lose its luster , with coating of dirt.

Yengilo  Raja Dasarathan  aadharaal,
Pankaja  nethrabhyudham nimithamai,
Manthri prabruthikalodum  paranju,
KOndu   anthapuram akam  pukku aruleedinnan,
Anneram  athma Priya thama yakiya,
Thannude  pathniye kaanayka karanam,
Yethrayum   vihwalanaayoru bhoopanum ,
Chitha tharingal  niripoochu ithee drusam,
“ Mandiram thannil  jnan  chennu koodum vidhou,
Mandasmitham cheythu arige  varu puraa,
Sundaryam aval innengu  poinaal?
Mandam  aakunnithu  unmesham yen manase,”

 Then at that time  king Dasaratha ,  after ,
Talking with   his ministers   about,
The Coronation of  Rama with lotus like eyes,
 Entered the  private  quarters  of his wives.
There due to not   being able to see ,
His  wife who was  his friend of the soul,
He became  very nervous  and that king,
Thought like  this in his mind,
“Normally as soon as I enter the house,
She would come near to me  with a soft smile,
And where has that pretty lady gone today,
And this makes   my enthusiasm vane  slowly.”

“Cholluvin dasikale , Bhavad  swamini,
Kalyana gathri , atthengu poyeedinaal?”
Yennu narapathi  chodhicha  nerathu,
 Devi thannalikalum  paranjeedinaar,
“Krodhayalayam  pravesichithan moolam,
Yetum arijeela, jnangalo  Mannava,
Thathra gathwaa ninthiruvadi  devi thande,
Chitham anusareecheeduga vaikathe,”
Yennathu kettu bhayanna maheepathi,
Chennarikathirunnu  sasambramam,
Mandam mandam  thalodi thalodu “Priye,
Sundari, Chollu chollu ithenthu vallabhe,
Nadhe , verum  nilathulla  podi yaninju,
Aathangamode kidakkunna thenthu nee,
Chethovomohaba roope, Guna sheele,
Khedham undayathu, yennodu cholgedo,
Mal praja vrundaayullavar aarume,
Vipriyam  cheygayilla , ninakkedaa,
Narikalo, naranmaaro , bhavithiyodu,
 Aar oru vipriyam cheythu vallabhe,
Dandya yennagilum  vadhyan yennagilum ,
Dandam yenikkathithin illa  niroopichaal.”

“Oh maids , please tell me, where is your mistress,
Who has  an auspicious form , Where else she has gone,”
When the king asked    like this ,
The Maids   of that  lady told like this,
“We do not know anything,   as  she has entered,
The house of anger, Oh king,
Your honour ,please go there and  follow,
All her  wishes , without any delay.”
Becoming scared after hearing this the king,
 With nervousness went near  her  and after sitting down,
Slowly and softly patted her  and asked,
“Darling, pretty one, Oh wife tell me why,
Why are you lying down on the floor,
With dust coated  all over  you and with sorrow,
Oh lady who has a very pretty face , Oh lady of good character,
What  happened  now which made you sad,
I know that  all the people  in our group,
Will never  do anything undesirable,
Oh wife, was it  females ,males  ,
Who did something undesirable to you.
If you tell me  , I would  without hesitation,
Punish him or even sentence  them  to death.”

Nirdhanan yethrayum ishtan  ninakkengil,
Arthapathi yakki veppan avane jnan,
Athavaa  yethamanishtan   ninakkengil,
Nirdhanan aakuven  yennumavane jnan,
Vadhyane  noonan  akkedum  avadhyane  vendukil,
Noonam  ninakkadheenam  mama jeevanam,
Manini , khedippathinnu yenthu karanam.

If you happen to  like  an extremely  poor man,
I would  make  him extremely rich,
Else   suppose   you dislike one most,
I would make   him forever  poor,
I can make one punished  by death,
Even if  he  does not merit such punishment,
For I am always  under your   control,
Hey lady , what  is the reason for your sorrow.

“Mal pranekkal  priyathamanakunnathu,
Ippol  yenikku  mal puthranaam Raghavan,
Anganeyulla  Raman mama  nandanan,
Mangala seelanaam   Sri Ramana aane jnan ,
Anganarathname , cheyvan thava  hitham,
Ingane  khedippayayga  Maam Vallabhe ,
Itham Dasarathan  Kaikleyi thannodu ,
Sathyam paranjathu  kettu thelinjaval,
Kannu neerum thudachu  uthanavum cheythu,
“Sathya prathijna nayulla  bhavan mama,
Sathyam paranjathu   nerengil, yennude .
Pathyamayullathine  paranjeeduvan,
Vyarthamaakkedayka  sathyathe  Mannava.

At this time , more dearer  than my soul to me,
Is  my son Rama , and I am taking an oath ,
on him, who is  one  with sterling character,
Oh gem among women, that  I would ,
Do as per your wish, and so my wife , do not grieve,
And when Dasaratha    told like this  to Kaikeyi,
Hearing his taking an oath , she became  more alert,
Wiped her tears  got up  and  ,
Told  the king  slowly,” you who have taken an oath,
If you have really  has been telling the truth,
I would now tell  you what  I want most ,
And Oh king, do not waste    your oath.

“Yengilo  pandu  surasura  aayodhane,
SAngadam theerthu  Rakshichen Bhavane jnan,
Santhushta   chithanai annu bhavan mama,
Chinthichu  randu varangal  nalgeelayo?
Vendunna naal apekshikunnathu undennu,
Vendum varangal  tharikennu cholii jnan,
Vechirikkunnu  bhavangal athu  random,
Ichayundinnu  Vangeeduvaan bhoopathe.”

“A t the time of the war between devas  and Asuras,
I   helped   you,  by saving you from your problem,
And that  day you became very happy with me,
 And did you not give  me two boons to me  at that time?
I have kept the  two boons   with  you,
Saying that  I would request them when I want them,
And I desire to have them today, Oh king.”

“Yennathil onnu Rajyabhishekam  bhavan,
Yinnu  Bharathane  cheyyenam yennathum,
Pinne mathethu  Raman Vana vasathinnu,
Innu thanne  gamikkenamenullathum,
Bhoopathi veeran   jada  valkkalam poodu,
Thapasa vesham dharichu vananthare ,
Kalam  pathinalu vathsaram vaazhanam,
Moola phalangal   bujichu maheepathe,
Bhoomi paalippan  Bharathaneyaakkanam,
Raman ushasi vanthinnu   pokanam,
 Yenniva  randu  varangalum nalikukil,
Innu marana menikkilla   nirnayam.”
Yennu Kaikeyi paranjor   anantharam,
Mannavan mohichu  veenaan avaniyil.
Vajra methu adri pathicha  pole  bhuvi,
Sajwara chethasa veenithu bhoopanum,
Pinne  muhurtha mathram  chenna nerathu,
Kannu neer varthu  virachu  nrupadhipan,
“Dussaha vakkugal  kelkaayathu yenthayyo,
Duswapna mam hantha, Kankayo Jnana iha,
Chitha bramam  balal undakayo mama,
Mruthyu  samayam  upasthithamaakayo?
Kim kimethgal  krutham  Sankara , Deivame,
Pankaja lochanaa , haa , Para brahmame.”

Out of that  one is that you have  to,
Perform coronation of Bharatha today,
And the other  one is that Rama,
Should go to the forest today itself,
That valorous one should   wear  a tuft,
Dress himself  in  the  barks  of trees,
Would dress  himself   as one who does penance,
And should live in the  forest  for fourteen years,
 Eating only  fruits and roots, Oh king.
The  country should be ruled by Bharatha,
 And Rama should go to the forest in the morning,
 And if you do not give these  two boons to me,
 I would definitely and surely die today.”
Immediately  after    Kaikeyi   told like this,
 The king fainted and fell down on the ground,
As if   a mountain hit by Vajrayudha  fell on the land  ,
 And the king fell as if he is attacked by a fever,
After a moment  was over ,
The king shedding tears   and shaking  told,
“Alas , I have to  hear these  words which cannot be tolerated,
Is it a bad dream alas , Am I seeing it alas,
Have I suddenly  become mad ,
Has my time of death come near ,
Oh Lord Parameshwara , Oh God ,
Oh lotus eyed one , Oh Parabrahma ,
What can be done by me now.”

Vyagriye ppole  Sameepe vasikkunna ,
Moorkha  mathiyaya Kaikeyi thanmukham,
Nokki, nokki  bhayam poondu Dasarathan,
“yentheevannam  parayunnithu Bhadre , nee,
Yenthu  ninnodu pizhachithu   Raghavan?
Mal prana   hani karamaya vakku nee ,
Ippol  ura cheivathinenthu  karanam?
Yennodu  Rama gunangale  varnichu,
Munnamellam  nee paranju kelpuundu  jnan,
“Yenneyum  Kausalya deviyeyum avan,
Thamn ullil  illoru  bedhamorikkalum,”
Yennallo  munnam  paranjirunna ninakku,
 Innithu  thonnuvaan yenthu karanam.”

Seeing and again seeing  the  face of  ,
The  foolish Kaikeyi who was  standing,
Like  a tigress near him , Dasaratha ,
Was scared   of her and told  her,
“Oh lady  , why are  you saying like this,
What  harm has Raghava  done to you?
What is the reason for   your telling words,
That  may lead   to my death,”
Earlier I have hear you  telling me words,
That  were  praising the character of Rama,
“He  does  not have any  difference in his mind,
At any time between me  and  the lady Kausalya,”
And  to you who have  been telling like this earlier,
Why these  thoughts  have come to your mind.”

“Ninnude  puthrannu Rajyam tharam allo ,
Dhanyaseele , Raman pokanam yennundo?
Ramanal yethum bhayam  ninakkundakaa ,
Bhoomipathiyai Barathan irunnalum,”
Yennu paranjnu  karanju karanju poi ,
Chennudan  kalkkal veenu Maheepalanum,
Nethrangalum chuvappichu Kaikeyiyum,
Dhathri patheeswaranodu   cholleedinaal,
“Branthan yennakayo  Bhoomipathe , Bhavan,
Branthi vakyangal  chollunnathu yenthingane ?
Ghorangalaya  narakangalil chennu ,
Cherum asathya vakkukal   cholledinaal.”

“I can give   the  country to your son,
Oh  Lady with good character , Is it,
Necessary   for  Rama   to go to the forest ?
There would be no fear for you from Rama,
Even though Bharatha  remains as the kng,”
Saying this   and crying and crying again,
 That king fell down and caught the feet of Kaikeyi,
And then making her eyes   red  Kaikeyi told,
“Why are you becoming mad Oh king , Sir,
Why are  you telling these lunatic words?
If you   tell  words  which are lies,
You would go to horrible  hell?

“Pankaja nethranaam  Raman ushassinnu ,
Sanka viheenam  vanathinnu pokaikil,
Yennude jeevane  jnan kalanjeeduvan ,
Mannavan mumbil  , ninnillori samsayam.
Sathya sandhan   bhuvi Raja  Dasarathan,
Yethrayum  mennulla Keerthi rakshikkenam,
Sadhu margathe  vedinjathu karanam,
Yathana  dukhanubhoothi yundakendaa,
Ramopari bhavan cheytha  SApathavum,
BHoomipathe  vrudhaa mithya yakkedola,”
Kaikeyi thannude  nirbandha vakyavum,
Raghavanodu viyogam varunnathum ,
Chinthichu dukha samudre nimagnbanai ,
Santhapamodu  mohichu veenidinaan,
Pinne unarnnirunnathum  kidannum makan,
Thanneyorthum  Karanjum  paranjum sadaa,
Rama ramethi Ramethi pralaapena ,
Yamini  poyithu Vathsara thulyamai.

“if the  lotus eyed Rama  does not go,
To the forest    in the morning ,
Without any doubt , I would take my life,
In front  of  you the king, This is certain,
Please  protect your name that ,
King Dasaratha   is the keeper of truth,
And  do not suffer pains  and sorrows ,
By leaving   from the correct right path,
Oh king, for nothing  do not  make   the oath,
That  you have taken on Rama  as an illusion.”
Hearing the  very firm coercing  words of Kaikeyi,
Thinking of  the need to part  with  Rama,
The king  was drowned in the ocean of sorrow.
Then he got up  , sat up . lied down,
And cried and prattled  thinking of his son,
And  crying Rama, Rama , Rama,
Spent the night like  an year.

Chennar arunodayahinnu sadaram ,
Vandhikal gayakanmar yennivarellam,
Mangala vadhya   Sthuthi jaya sabdhena,
Sangeetha  bedangal ivathe  kondunm,
Palli kuruppu  unartheedinaar    anneram,
Ullil undaya kopena  Kaikeyiyum,
Kshipram avare nivaranavum cheiythal,
Vibramam  kaikondu ninnar  avarkalum,

 By the time that  the Sun was raising ,
The flatterers , musicians  and others,
By  playing the auspicious  instruments,
And shouting “Victory”   and by various ,
Forms  and types  of music  , at that time,
Reminded the king that it was time to wake up,
And then  the ebbing anger  in her mind,
Immediately  made  them go back,
And they stood there  with great sense of wonder

Appol, Abhisheka kolahalarthamai ,
Thal puram okke  niranju janangalaal,
Bhoomi devanmaareum , bhoomi palanmarum,
Bhoomi sprusyo vrushaldhi janangalum,
Thapasa vargavum , Kanyaka vrundhavum,
Shobha thedunna ven kotha kuda  thazha ,
Chamaram thala vrundam , kodi thoranam,
Chamikarabharanadhya  alankaravum,
Varana vaji  radhangal paadhhahiyum,
Vara nari janam  poura janamgalum,
Hema rathnojjwala  divya simhasanam,
Hema kumbangalum , sadhoola charmavum,
Mathum Vasishtan niyogicha thokkave ,
Kuthamozhinjasu  sambharicheedinaar ,
Sthree  Bala Vrudha  avadhi pura  vasikal,
Abadha kouthooha  laabdhi nimagnaraai,
Ratriyil nidhrayum kai vittu  manase ,
Cheertha paramanandathodu mevinaar.

Then   by that time for the sake of celebrating the coronation,
The town  was completely filled up by people,
Brahmins, Kshatriyas , Vaisyas   and Sudras ,
The saints , the maids  along  with ,
The white umbrellas  which increased splendour,
Fans , groups with lighted plates , flags , decorations,
And wearing gold ornaments  and other make ups,
The  army consisting of elephant , horses ,chariots  and  infantry,
The  ladies of the rich families , citizens  came .
The  shining  golden throne studded with jewels,
Gold pots ,  tiger skin and all that Vasishta wanted ,
Without any fault  in them were  arranged.
Women  , children    , old people  and other  city people,
Immersed in the   very many  entertainments,
Had completely  not slept   at night ,
And roamed here and there  with great joy.

Nammude jeevanaam  Ramakumarane,
Nirmala  rathna  kireedam aninju  athi,
Ramya, makrayitha  mani kundala,
Sammugdha  shobitha , ganda sthalangalum,
Pundareeka chadha lochana bangiyum,
Pundareekaarathi  mandala thundavum,
Chandrika Sundara  manda smithabhayum,
Kandhara rajitha  Kousthubha rathnavum,
Bandhurabham thirumarum, udaravum,
Sandhyabra  sannibha peetambarabhayum,
Poonjola meethe  vilangi minnedunna ,
Kanchana kanchikalum  tanu madhyavum,
Kun=mhee kulothaman  thumbikkaram kandu,
Kumbittu koopidu murukandangalum,
Kumbheendra masthaka  sannibha janvum,
Amboja  bananishangabha jangayum,
Kambam kalarnnu kamada  pravaranum,
Kumbeedunnoru puravadi shobhayum,
Ambhoja thulya maam  amgithalangalum,
Jambhari rathnam thozhum thiru meniyum,
Hara  kadaka valayanguleeyadhi,
Charu tharaa aabharana valiyum  poondu,
Varana veeran  kazhuthil  thirathodu,
Gowrathapathram   daricharige nija,
Lakshmanan aagiya   sodaran thannodum,
Lakshmi nivasanaam Ramachandran  mudhaa,
Kanai varunnu  namkku in yennidham,
Manasatharil kothicha namukkellam,
Kshoni pathi suthanakiya   Ramane ,
Kanai varum prabhathe batha  nirnayam,
Rathriyam rakshasi  pokunnathillennu,
Cheertha vishadamodu  outhsukam  ul kondu,
Marthanda devane kananju , nokkiyum,
Parthu parthu aananda  poorna amruthabdhiyil,
Veenu muzhigiyum pinneyum pongiyum,
Vaneedinaar pura vasigal aadhraal.

The lad  Rama who is our soul,
Wearing  a very pure crown,
With a  cheeks well decorated by  ,
The very pretty   ear studs,
With the pretty eyes resembling  the lotus leaf,
With the face  similar  to the full moon,
With the shining smile , cool like that of moon light,
With teeth  which resemble the jasmine buds,
With lips which have the splendour of hibiscus flower,
With the Kousthbha gem hanging on his neck,
With the shining and pretty  chest  and the lips,
With the yellow silk  over the body of the colour of the dusk  cloud,
With the  shining golden belts  worn over the flower like dress and the hips,
With the thighs which even a great  elephant  will salute,
With the knees similar  to the forehead of  the elephants,
With  the shining  arrow  case  shining  like  the god of love,
With  the feet similar  to that of a back of  a tortoise ,
With the pretty  back   which makes you salute him,
With the  end of the feet similar to a lotus,
With the body  which would be saluted by the blue sapphire,
Wearing necklace    armlets , rings  which increase his prettiness,
Wearing dress of silk and riding on the neck of any elephant,
Along with his  younger  brother Lakshmana,
Would appear  before us to be seen,
And we have been hungering for such a sight,
Of Rama   who is the  son of the Lord of this land,
And could be seen definitely in the  morning.
This ogress  called night  is not going away,
And they , who are the citizens , all with a heart full of anxiety  ,
Are  searching for the  Sun God and not able to see him,
And  the  wish is making  them   drown  in the ocean of joy

2.5  Vichinnabhishekam

(The coronation that  did not take place)

Anneram aadhithyan  udhicheedinaan,
Mannavan  palli kuruppu  unarneela innum,
 Yenthoru   moolam mathinnu  yennu manase,
Chinthichu, chithichu  ,mandam, mandam thadhaa,
Manthri  pravaran aakunna  Sumanthrarum,
Manthapuram akam  pukkan  athi drutham.

At  the time the  Sun rose up,
 But the  king had not still woken up,
The chief minister Sumanthra
Anxious to know the reason,
Thought a lot and  slowly,
Entered the quarters of the queens.

“Rajjevamithra gathroth Bhootha, Bhoopathe,
Raja Rajendra  pravara, Jaya jaya”
Itham nrupane  sthuthichu  namaskarichu,
Uthanavum cheythu  vandhichu ninnappol ,
Yethrayum  khinnayai  kanu neerum vaarthu ,
Pruthwiyil thanne kidakkum Narandrane,
Chithakulathayaa  kandu Sumanthrarum,
SAthwaram Kaikeyi   thannodu chodhichaan,
“Deva nari same, Raja Priyathame ,
Devi Kaikeyi , jaya , jaya santhatham,
Bholoka palan , prakruthi pakaruvaan,
Moolam yenthonnu   , Maha Raja  Vallabhe ,
Cholluka yennodu “ yennu kettu  Kaikeyiyum,
Chollinal aasu  Sumanthrarodu anneram.

“Oh king who  belongs to the    clan of friend of lotus flower,
Oh king , Oh best among king of kings, Victory, victory.”
Like this he praised  the king  and  saluted him on the floor,
Stood up   and  again saluted  him, and then he saw,
The  worried king  with shedding tears  and lying on the floor,
And also greatly upset and seeing him thus  Sumanthra,
Immediately  addressed Kaikeyi  and asked her,
“ Oh queen equal to deva ladies, darling of the king,
Oh Qheen Kaikeyi, , Always victory, victory,
What  is the reason for   change  of the mood,
Of the king, Oh consort of king of kings, please tell me,”
Hearing this  Kaikeyi replied  like this to Sumanthra,.

“Dhathreepatheendrannu nidhra yundayilla,
Rathriyil yennathu karanamakayaal,,
 Swasthanallahe  chanjithu thannude,
 Chithathinnu  aswathanthrathwam bhavikkayaal,
Rama , Ramethi  Ramethi japikkayum,
Ramane thanne  manasi chinthikkayum,
Udyal  prajagara  sevayum  cheygayaal,
 Athyantha  aakulanayithu mannavan.
Ramane kananju  dukham nrupendrnnu ,
Ramane chennu varuthuga  Vaikathe.”

The great king did not   get any sleep,
At night  and that  is the reason,
For his being  not all right  and ,
Also  he is  sick in the  mind ,
And keeps on repeating  Rama, Rama,
And always thinking  about only Rama,
And also since  he was  not able to sleep at all,
The king has become  greatly worried.
Since the king is sad  in not seeing Rama,
Without delay   go and get  Rama.”

Yennathu kettu Sumanthranum  Chollinaan,
“Chennu Kumarane Kondu varamallo,
Raja vachanam  aakarnya jnan iha,
Rajeva lochane, pokunnathu yengine?:”
Yennathu kettu  bhoopalanum chollinaan,
“Chennu nee thanne Varuthuga Ramane,
Sundarnayoru  ramakumaranaam,
Nandanan than mukham vaikathe Kananam,”
Yennathu kettu Sumanthrar uzharippoi,
Chennu Kousalya suthanodu cholinaan,
“Thathan bhavane yundallo vilikkunnu,
Sadaram   vaikathe  yezhuneelluga venam.”
Manthripravara vakhyam  kettu Raghavan,
Mandhetharam  avan thnnodu koodave ,
Soumithriyodum  kareri  rathopari,
Prema vivasanam   thathan  maruveedum,
Mandire  chennu pithavin pada dwayam,
Vandhichu  veenu Namaskaricheedinaan.

Hearing this   Sumanthra  told,
“I can go and bring  that lad easily,
But oh lotus   eyed one, how  can I go,
Without the  orders  of the king himself.”
Hearing this  the king himself told,
“ You  go and get  Rama  here quickly,
I have to see  without delay  the face ,
Of that pretty one  called  Rama Kumara,”
Hearing this  Sumanthra  became scared,
And went to the son of Kausalya  and told,
“ Your father is calling you urgently,
So without any delay  you have to come,”
And Rama hearing the words of the minister ,
  Speedily  along with his younger brother,
Lakshmana   got in to the chariot,
And reached the house  where his father was staying out of love,
 And  saluted   both the  feet of his father ,
  And fell  at his feet  in the ground,”

Ramane  chenneduthu  alinganam cheyvaan,
Bhoomipaansu   samuthaya  sambramaal,
Bahukkal neeetiya  nerathu dukhena ,
Mohichu bhoomiyil  veenithu bhoopanum.
Rama Ramethi paranju mohichoru,
Bhoomipane  kandu vegena Raghavan,
Thathene  chenneduthu asleshavum cheythu,
Sadaram thande  madiyil  kidathinaan,
Naree janangal   athu kandu ananthara ,
Maarooda  sokam  vilapam  thudanginaar.
Rodhanm kettu   vasishta muneendranum,
Khedena  mandiram pukhithu  sathwaram,
Sri Rama devanum   chodhichathu anneram,
“Karanam yenthonnu  Thatha dukhathinnu,
Nere paravin arinjavare “yennathu,
Neram paranjithu  Kekaya  puthriyum,
“Karanam   Thatha  dukathinnu  nee thanne ,
Paril  sukham dukham moolamallo nrunaam,
Chetasi nee  niroppikil yelithini,
Thathannu  Dukha nivruthi  varuthuvaan,
Bharthru  dukhopa santhikku  kinchil thwayaa,
Karthavyamayoru  karmam yennai varum.”

When the king  readied  himself,
To take   and hug Sri Rama ,
And extended  his hands ,
He fainted  and fell on the floor.
Saying  Rama , Rama  and seeing him,
Rama speedily took the king and also hugged him,
And then with respect  he made  him lie on his lap,
Seeing this  the ladies  with heightened  sorrow,
Started  crying and wailing , and hearing their ,
Cries  sage Vasishta  immediately entered the house,
And  Sri Rama at that  time asked,
“What is the reason for  my Father’s sorrow,
People  who know it , please  tell me straight,”
And then the daughter of Kekaya  told straight,
“ You are the only reason for your father’s sorrow.
In the world  the root of sorrow  is pleasure itself,
And  you can easily make amends for that,
And make  your father leave his sorrow,
And  for   removing the sorrow of my husband,
You should  at least play  a role.”

SAthyavadi sreshtanaya  pithavine,
Sathya prathigna naakeeduga  neeyathu,
Chitha hitham  nrupatheendrannu nirnayam,
Puthraril  jyeshtan aakunnathu  neeyallo,
Randu varam  mama dathamayittundu ,
Pandu nin  thathanaal santhushta chethasaa,
Ninnale  sadhyamai ulloonnathu random,
Innu tharenam yennu abhyarthikkayum cheythen,
Ninnotathu  paranjeeduvaan nanichu ,
Khinnamai  vannithu thathan yennariga nee,
Sathya pasena  sambandhanaam thathane,
SAthwaram  rakshippathinnu  yogyan bhavan,
Punnama magum   naragathil ninnudan,
Thannude thathane  thrananam cheykayaal,
Puthran yennulla  sabdham  vidhichu sath-.
Pathra  samudhbhavan yennathariga nee.”

You make  your  father teller of  truth ,
Because   he is  a great protector of truth,
The wish in the mind of the king is definitely,
Your duty  as you are his first son.
I have been given two boons,
By your father when he was happy.
And those  two which can be done only by you,
Were  requested  by me today.
Ashamed  to tell you about them,
He has become disconsolate ,
And you are the only one  to save ,
Your father  who has been tied by his oath.
You please  understand that Brahma,
Coined the word son(puthra) because,
They would save their parents  from hell call “puth”.

Mathru vachana  soolabhi hathnaya,
Medini pala kmaranaam   Ramanum,
 Yethrayum yetham  vydhithanai chollinaan,
“Ithrayellam parayenamo  mathave,
Thathan  arthamayittu  jeevane thanneyum,
Mathavu thanneyum , Sitaye thanneyum,
Jnan upekshipaan athinilla samsayam,
Manase   khedham yenikku illayethum,
Rahyamennakilum , thathan niyogikkil,
Thyajyam  mennal mennariga nee mathave,
Lakshmanan thanne  thyajikkennu choligilum,
Thal kshanam  jnan upekshippanariga  nee.”

Hit by the  trident of the words of the mother ,
Rama  who was  the son of the  ruler of the country ,
 Told   with lots of  sorrow  as follows,
“Is it necessary to tell all this , mother,
For the sake  of father , without any doubt ,
I would give up  even my soul  or my mother,,
Or Sita  , without any sorrow in mind,
If my father  wishes , Oh mother ,
I would   even give up this country ,
I would even give up Lakshmana,
Within no time , If he  tells me.”

Pavakan thangal  pathikkenam yengilum,
Mevam  visham kudikkenamengilum,
Thathan  niyogikkil  yethume samsayam,
Chethasi  chethillennariga nee ,
Thatha karya  manojnptham  yennakilum,
Modhena   cheyyunna  nandanan uthamam,
Pithra niyukthamayittu  cheyyunnavan,
Madhyamanayulla  puthran yennarinjalum,
Uktham yennagilum  ikkarya mennale ,
Karthavyam allennu vechadangunnavan,
Pithrormalamennu  chollunnu sajjanam,
Ithamellam   parigjnatham  mayaa dhunaa,
Aagayaal   Thatha niyogam  anushtippan,
Aakulamethum yenikkilla  nirnayam,
Sathyam  karomyaham  , sathyam karomyaham,
Sathyam mayoktham  marichu randai varaa.”

If it is neccasry to fall in fire  or drink poison,
If father  tells,I will do it. There is  not even
Little doubt in my mind  about it, you understand,
 The son  who  does  the wishes in the mind,
Of his father  without him telling is great,
The one who does  it after he tells is medium,
Though it is proper , a son who says that,
It is not his duty  is  the poop of his parents,
Say the  good people  and this is all I have understood.
So it is for sure   that  I do not have sorrow or pain,
For observing what my father tells me,
This is an oath, this is an oath,
I am taking an oath  and there is no two opinions  about it.

Rama prathigna  kettoru Kaikeyiyum,
Ramanodasu  cholledinaal aadharaal,
“Thathan  ninakku  abhishekarthamai udan,
Aadral  sambharichoru sambharangal,
Kondu abhishekam Bharathannu cheyyanam,
Randaam varam  pinne  onnundu vendunnu,
Nee pathinalu  samvathsaram kanane,
Thapasa veshena vazzhukayum venam,
Ninnodu athu niyogippan  madiyundu,
Mannavannu innathu  dukhamakunnathum,”
Yennathu kettu  Sri Ramanum  choliinaan,
“ inna athinnenthoru vaishamyam aayahu,”
Cheyga abhishekam  Bharathanu, jnan ini,
Vaikathe povaan  vanthinnu  mathave,
Yenthathonnu  chollanju pithavathu ,
Chinthicu  dukhipathinnenthu karanam?
Rajyathe   rakshippathinnu  mathiyavan,
Rajyam  upekshippathinu  jnanum mathi.

After  hearing    the oath of Kaikeyi,
Told   the following  words to Rama,
“ Let all the things  that have been collected,
By your father  for your coronation,
Be used to celebrate  the Coronation of Bharatha,
There is also   a  second boon, it is that,
 You should  live  inside  the forest,
For fourteen years in the garb of a sage,.
The king  feels  bad to tell you this,
And also it will cause   sorrow to him.”
Hearing this Sri Rama told like this,
“What is the problem for carrying it out today,
Let the coronation of Bharatha  be performed,
 And  oh mother , I  would go to the forest forthwith,
Why did not father  tell me about this?
What is the reason for his thought and sorrow?
 He  is very suitable to  protect the country,
And I am prepared  to leave this country.”

Dandamathre rajhya baram vahippathu,
Dandaka vasathinetham yeluthallo,
Snehamamenne  kuriche yerum  ammakum
Ad dhehamathram  bharikkennu vidhikkayaal,
Akasa gangaye patala lokathu,
Vegena kondu chennakki BHageerathan,
Trupthi varuthi pithrukkalkku , puruvum,
Thrupthanaakeedinan  thathannu thannude ,
Youvanam  nalki jaranarayum  vangiu,
Divyanmaarayaar, pithru prasadithinaal.

To carry out the burden of a country is a punishment,
But Residence in Dandaka   forest   is very easy,
It is only because of the mother’s love,
That  she asked me  to rule  only my body.
Bhageeratha brought Ganga from the sky,
Speedily to the  nether world ,
So that his ancestors are  satisfied,
And Puru made  his father very happy,
By giving his youth and taking his old age ,
And both of them became great by the grace of their manes.

Alparoyoru karyam niroopichu,
Mal pitha dukipathinilla avakasam,”
Raghava  vakyamevam ketta bhoopathi ,
Sokena Nandanan thannodu chollinaan,
“Strijithanm  athi kamukanayoru,
Raja adhamanalkum menneyum vaikathe,
Pasena bandhicvhu Rajyam grahikka nee,
Dosham ninakku  athinethum akappada,
Allaykil yenodu  sathyadosham pathu,
Mallo Kumara, Gunanbudhe, Raghava.”

Thinking of such an insignificant matter,
There was no need for my father to be sad.”
The king after hearing the words of Rama ,
With great sorrow told his son,
“Since I am a slave to ladies, a lover,
And a worst king , without any delay,
Tie me with a rope  and take the country from me,
You will not have any sin by doing that,
Otherwise  I would be  suffering the guilt.
Of not following the oath, son,
Ocean of good character , Oh Raghava..”

Pruthweepathindran  Dasarathanum punar,
Itham paranju karanju thudanginaan,
“Haa Rama, Ha Jagannadha , Ha Ha Rama,
Ha Ram a , Ha Ha mama  prana vallabha,
Yenne pirinju  nee ghora maha vanam ,
Thannil gamikkunathu yengine  Nandana?
Yennitharam pala jathi parakayum ,
Kannu neerilola varthu karakayum,
Nannai muruge muruge thazhugayum,
Pinne chudu chude deergamai  veerkayum,
Khinnanayoru  pithavine kandutan,
Thannude kaiyaal  kulirtha jalam kondu,
Kannum mukhavum  thudachu  Raghuthaman,
Aslesha neethi vagvaibhava vadhyangalaal,
Aaswasippichaan Nayakovidhan thadhaa

The king of kings Dasaratha again,
Started  crying and telling,
“Hey Rama, Hey Lord of the world, Hey hey Rama,
Hey rama, Hey , hey the lord of my soul,
Oh son how will you go in to  the deep forest,
After going away from me?”
He went on telling many such things,
Shed tears and was telling unsteady words and again cried,
Hugged him tightly and again hugged him,.,
And then  left out several hot breaths,
And seeing his father  who was greatly upset,
Rama washed his face with cold water,
And told him several words of consolation,
Which were really great   and that
Great diplomat further consoled him

“yenthinen thathan  vrudaiva  Dukhikunnu,
Ithendoru  dandamithinnu mahipathe,
Sathyathe  rakshichu kolluvan  jnangalkku,
Sakthi poraikayum illithu randinum,
Sodaran nadu baricheeduga,
Sadaam  jnan aaranyathilum vaazhuven,
Orkkilee Rajyabharam vahikkunnathil,
Soukhyamerum  vanithingal vaaneeduvaan,
Yethume  dandamillatha  karmam mama,
Mathavenikku vidhichathu nannallo,
Mathavu Kausalya thannetyum vandhichu ,
Maithiliyodum paranjini  vaikathe,
Povathinnai  varunnen”, yennu arul chethu,
Devanum mathru graham  pukkarthu neram,
Dharmikayakiya  matha susammatham,
Brahmanare kondu  homa poojadhikal,
Puthrabhuyudayathinnai kondu cheyichu,
Vitham atheeva  danangal cheythu aadaraal,
Bhakthi ksi kondu , bhagal padambujam,
Chithathil nannai urapichu ilakathe ,
Nannai  Samadhi urachirukkunna neram,
Chennoru puthraneyum  kandathillallo.

Why does my father unnecessarily become sad?
Oh king , how is this a punishment?
For protecting the truth , we have,
No dearth of strength for these two,
My  brother will rule over the country,
And I would comfortably live in the forst,
If we analyze  It is more  comfortable ,
To live in the foest rather than to rule the country,
It is good that My mother has alloted to me with love,
A  job which is not difficult to do.
I will  salute my mother Kausalya,
Tell  Maithili about the news,
And would come soon to depart., he said.
That god  went to his mother’s palace,
And there  that mother who was a follower of Dharma,
Was conducting fire sacrifice  and worship,
By well  acknowledged Brahmins,
 For  the orderly progress of her son.
She also gave monetary gifts to many,
And she with devotion established the feet of God,
In her mind and was in deep meditation,
And  did not see her son who had come there.

Anthike chennu Kousalya yodu anneram,
Santhoshamodu  sumithra cholledinaal,
“Raman upagathanayathu kandeele,
Bhoomipala priye , nokkeduga, yennappol,
Vandhichu nilkkunna   Ramakumarane,
Mandhetharam muruge punarneedinaal,
Pinne madiyil iruthi , nerukayil,
‘Nannai mugarnnu mugarnnu  kuthuhalaal,
Indivara  shyamala kalebaram,
Mandam mandam thalodi paranjeedinaal,
“Yendhan magane, Mukhambujam vaduvan,
Bandamundayathu  param visakkayo?
Vannu iruneedu  bhujippan aasu nee,
Yennu mathavu paranjorantharam ,
Vanna sokathe yadakki  Raghyuvaran,
Thannude mathavinodu   aruli cheythu.”

At  the  end   Sumithra  with happiness,
Went   to Kausalya   and told,
“Rama  has come , have  you not seen,
Oh Darling of the king , please see “
And then  seeing Rama who is saluting her,
 Slowly  she caught hold of him and caressed him,
And then she  made him sit on her lap  ,
Then smelt his  head and  smelled with joy,
That   black body  which was like blue sapphire,
And slowly patting  him she told,
“My son, is there  any reason that,
Your face should look  wan and faded?
Are you hungry, if so  sit down to eat.”
And when his mother  told him like this,
Rama suppressed  his great sorrow,
And told his mother as follows.

“Ippol  bhujippan avasaram illamme,
Kshipram  aaranya vasithinnu poganam,
Mulppadu  kekaya puthriyyaya ammakku,
Mal pitha   randu varam  kodutheedinaan,
Onnu Bhrathane  Vazhikkayennathum,
Yenne  vanithilekku ayaykanam yennu mathethum,
Thathra pathinallu  samvathsaram  vasichu,
Athra  vanneduvan jnan pinne  Vaikathe ,
Santhushtayai vasichiduga  Mathavum,’
Sri Rama vakhyamevam  kettu Kousalya,
Paaril mohichu  venedinaal  aakulaal,
Pinne Moham  theernnirunnu , dukharnavam ,
Thannil  muzhugi  karamju karamjudan,
Thannude nandanan  thannodu chollinaal,
Innu  nee kanakathinnu  poyeedugil,
Yenneyum   kondu poganam madiyathe,
Ninne pirinjaal  kshanardham  porukkumo.”

“Now there is no time to eat,
I have go urgently to live in the forest,
Long  ago my father  had  given,
Two boons to my mother who is the daughter of Kekaya,
One was to make  Bharatha rule the country,
And the other  was that  I should go to the forest.
And live  there  for fourettn years,
As soon as it is over , I would come back without delay,
Oh mother , please live with satisfaction till then,”
 As soon as Kausalya  heard the words of Rama,
She fainted  and fell on the ground,
Then when she woke up, she started,
Crying and crying as she was drowned in the ocean of sorrow,
And she  then told her  son,
” Suppose  you go to the  forest today,
Without hesitation take me also there,
For  I cannot live without you even for half a second.”

Dandakaranyathinnasu  , innu nee pogil jnan,
Danda daralaythinnu  poyeedyuvan,
 Paithale ver vittu  poya  pasvinnu,
Ulla aadhi  paranja ariyicheedaruthallo,
Nadu vazhenam  bharathan yennagil,
Kadu vazhenam yennundo vidhi matham?

If you go to the  Dandakaranya forest today,
I would go  to the home of the god of death,
Is it possible  to tell and describe ,
The sorrow of the cow which has parted with the calf,
If Bharatha has  to rule  this country,
Is there a law  that you should go to the forest.

“Yendhu pizhachithu Maikeyuyodu nee,
Chithikka  bhoopanodum Kumara , Balaal,
Thathanum  jnanumokkam  guruthwam kondu,
Bhedham ninakku  chethilla yennu nirnayam,
Pokanamennu thathan niyogikkil ,Jnan,
Pokaruthennu  cherukunnathundallo,
Yennude vakhyathe langichu  bhoopathi.
Thannude vachaa gamikkunnathakilo,
Jnanumen pranangale  thyajecheeduvan,
Manava vamsavum  pinne mudinju pom.”

“Think whether  you have done  any errors,
To Kaikeyi or  for that matter , your father,
I and your father  are equally elders to you,
And suppose father tells you to go  and suppose,
I oppose  it and tell you not to go,
Suppose  you disobey me  but obey your father ,
I would definitely put an end to my life ,
And that  will lead to the destruction of humanity.”

Thathra Kousalya vachanangal yingane,
 Chitha thapena   kettoru Soumithriyum,
 Soka roshangal  niranja  nethra agninaa,
Lokangallam  dahichu pogum vannam,
 Raghvaan thanne  nokki paranjeedinaan,
“Aakulamenthithu karanamundaavaan?”

Hearing the words of Kausalya like this,
Lakshmana who was standing there  with a burning mind,
With  fire in the eyes   and full of sorrow and  anger,
 Seeing Rama started  telling ,
As if to   burn the entire world in fire,
“What  is the reason for all these  sorrow?”

Brantha chitham  jadam vrudham  vadhujitham,
Santhetharam   trapaheenam , satapriyam,
Bandichu thathaneyum  pinne  jnan  pari-
Pandhikal aayullavareyum okkave,
Anthakan veetinaayachu  abhishekam oor,
Antharam  koodathe   sadhichu kolluvan,
Bandham illa yethum  ithinnu  sokippathinm
Antharmudhaa  vasicheeduka  mathve ,
AArya puthrabhishekam  kazhicheeduvaan,
Sourym   yenikku athinnundu nirnayam,
Karyamalathathu   cheyyunnathakil,
AAcharyanum  sasanam  cheyka yennathe  varu.

Lunatic minded, a zombie , an old man ,
One  who is slave to ladies , one who is restless ,
And one who is adamant   is  our father,
And I am saying let us   arrest our father,
And  all those who are against  us,
And kill  them  instead  of  needlessly ,
Being sad about it  and without any problem,
Celebrate  the coronation  and ,
There  is no need to  become sad for this,
Oh mother   become happy,
And let us celebrate  the coronation  of the great son,
And definitely I have the valour to do that,
And  if even our  Guru starts  to do,
Things that  are unjust , we have to discipline him.

Itham paranju  loka thrayam   thadrushaa,
 Dagdamammarru  Soumithri nilkkunna neram,
Manda hasam cheythu  Mandetharam chennu,
Nandhichu  gaadamai  aalinganam cheythu,
Sundaram indiraa   mandira vathsan,
Nanda  swaroopan , indiindira  vigrahan,
Indivarakshan , indradhi vrundaraka,
Vrunda  vandhayngri yugmaravindan , poorna,
Chandra bibanan, indhu chooda  priyan,
Vandaru  vrunda mandara  darupaman.

  
After telling like this   when Lakshmana   was ,
Standing ferociously  as if to burn the entire world,
After  breaking in to a slow smile , speedily,
And with joy ,   he was  tightly and firmly  embraced  by,
The pretty one, one who is   the darling of Goddess Lakshmi,
One who is joyful, , one who is of the colour  of bee,
One who has eyes like blue lotus , One who is  ,
Worsipped along with music by Indra  and the group of devas,
One who is like the full moon , One who is dear  to Lord Shiva,
And One who is like a wish giving tree  to his  devotees.

2.6 Lakshmanopadesam

(Teaching to Lakshmana)
“Vathsa, Somumithre, Kumara, Nee kelkaanam,
Mathsaradhyam   vedinjennude  vakkugal,
Ninnude  thathwam  arinjirikknnithu,
Munname  jnanodaa , ninnullil yeppozhum,
Yenne kurichulla  vathsalya pooravum,
Ninnolamilla  matharkkum  yennullathum,
Ninnaal  asadhya mayilloru  karmavum,
Nirnayamengilum  onnithu kelkku nee,
Drusyamayoru  raja  dehaadhiyum,
Viswavum   nissesha  dhanya dhanadhiyum,
Sathyamennakile  thal prayasam  thava ,
Yuktha , mathallykil yendhatinaal  phalam?
Bogangalellam  Kshana  prabha chanchalam,
Vegena   nashtamai  ayussum orkka  nee.”

Oh  son, Oh son of Sumithra , Oh lad,
Please hear my words leaving out competitive spirit,
I have  understood  your principles,
And also your love towards  me,
And also that no one has  love  to me as much as you have ,
And also  it is definite that no   job is impossible for you,
But please  hear  this one  from me,
Only if  the  visible things like kingship , body,
World  , incomparable wealth  and land  are  the truth,
Then only    your effort  will be proper ,
And suppose  it is not , what  will result?
All the pleasures  are  as temporary as  the lightning,
And they vanish quickly like our life, please  remrmber this.”

“Vahni santhaptha  loha sthambhu bindhunaa,
SAnnibham  marthya janmam Kshana   banguram,
Chaksha  Sravana  galasthamaam  durdharam,
Bhakshanathinnu  apekshikunnathu pole ,
Kala heenaa parigrasthamaam  lokavum,
AAlola  chethsaa  bhogangal thedunnu,
Puthra  mithrartha kalathradhi samgamam,
Yethrayum  alpa kala  sthitham orkka nee ,
Panthar  peruvazhiyambalam  thannile,
Thantharai  kooti  viyogam varumpole ,
Nadhyamozhugunna  kashtangal poleyum,
Yethrayum  chanchalam alaya sangamam,
Lakshmiyum  asthira yallo , manushyarkku,
Nilkkumo  youvanavum   punaradruvam.”

The human life is  like a drop of water ,
Fallen on a  metal piece made red hot by fire,
And some thing which vanishes  in a second,
Like  the frog which is in the throat of a snake,
Seeking for food , the beings  caught  in the grips of time,
 With a    melting mind , seeks   for pleasures.
Understand that  the meeting that  we have with,
Son, friends, wife  and others lasts only for a little time,
Like the wayfarers in a rest house of the high way,
Are  getting upset when they meet and part ,
And like the  wooden pieces  floating in the river
The meeting of the people in the world is purely temporary,
And also wealth also is not at all stable for men,
And would  the state of youth  be with us permanently.”

“Swapna samanam  kalathra  sukham  nrunaam,
Alpaayussum  niroopikka , Lakshmanaa,
Ragadhi  sangulamayulla  samsaram,
Aake  niroopikkil , swapna thulyam sakhe,
Oorkka  gandarwa  nagara samam athil,
Moorkhanmaar  nithyam anuvarthichidunnu.
Aadithya devan udhichithu vegena,
Yadapathiyil  maranjithu sathwaram,
Nidhrayum  vannithu udaya  shailopari,
Vidrutham  vannithu pinneyum bhaskaran,
Itham  mathi bramam ulloru   janthukkal,
Chithe  vicharippathilla  kalantharam,
Aayussu   pokunnathethum  ariveela,
Maya samudarthil  mungi kidakkayaal.”

The pleasure out of a wife  is like a dream,
And  short life   also is similar , Oh Lakshmana,
The  life between birth and death  which,
Is intermixed with pleasures , if properly ,
Studied  is also like  a dream, my friend,
And remember it is like  a city of Gandarwas ,
Which cannot be seen , and the foolish people,
Observe that  the  Sun god comes out  speedily,
Goes speedily  in to the sea , followed by sleep,
 And again the   sun god comes  out  fast.
People who have  this type of imagionation in their brain,
Never think about anything over  time,
And they do not know when the soul goes away ,
And are lying drowned in the sea of illusion .

Vardhakhyamodum  jara narayum poondu,
Cheertha mohena  marikkunnithu chilar ,
Nethrendriyam kondu  kandirikke puna-,
Morthu  ariyunnela  maya than Vaibhavam,
Ippolithu pakal , pilpadu rathriyum,
Pilppadu pinne  pakal undai  varum,
Iprakaram  niroopichu moodathmakkal,
Chilpurushan  gathiyethum ariyathe ,
Kala swaroopanam easwaran  thannude ,
Leela viseshangal  onnum oraykayaal,
AAma kumbhambhu  samanamai  ayussudan,
Pomathethum   darikkunnathil larume.

With old age, with white hair  and wear and tare,
Some people die with  enlarged   desires,
Though people see   using the eye,
They are  not able to  know the greatness of illusion,
The foolish people   think that  now it is a day,
After some time it will be night  , which would be followed by day,
Not knowing   the acts  of God, and without ,
Remembering   all the sports done by ,
The God   who is but the form of time,
Live a life like water  in an unbaked  pot,
 And people are never  are able to understand   the goings of God.

“Rogangalaaya shatrukkalum vannu ,
Deham nasippikkum yevanum  nirnayam,
Vyagriye ppole  jarayum aduthavan,
Aakramcheedum sareerathe nirnayam,
Mruuthyuvaum  koodoru neram piriyathe,
Chidravam  parthu  parthu ullil irikkunnu,
Deham nimitham  maham  budhi kaikondu,
Moham kalarnnu janthukkal niroopikkum,
Brahmanoham   narendroham , aadyoham ,
Yennamedritham  kalaneedum dasanthare ,
Janthukkal bhakshichu kaashtichu  pokilaam,
Venthu  veeneerai chamanju poyeedalaam,
Manninnuu keezhai  krumigalai pokilaam,
Nannalla deham  nimitham maha  mohgam.”

“It is certain that the enemies called  diseases,
Would come   and destroy  the body,
And like the tigress  wear and tare will come near,
And    definitely attack the body,
And the death  is always within us,
Looking for    a proper   time  to attack,
The beings   due to their body , mix the  pride,
Add desires  to it and live ,
And chant  that , “I am Brahmin”, I am the king”,
“I am a noble man”, all their life ,
And during that time they eat , go poop,
Or even burn in to white ash and disappear ,
Or can even become  worms under the mud ,
And so it is not good to have desire because of the body.”

Thwang mamsa  Raktha asthi  vin moothra rethasaam,
SAmmelanam   Pancha bhoothaka nirmitham,
Maya mayamai  parinaamiyai oru,
Kayam   vikariyai  ullonitha druvam.

The body is but a mixture of skin , flesh , blood,
Bones , poop , urine  and  semen and is,
Made  of the five elements   and it would ,
Be pervaded  by illusion  and that body ,
Is subject to change , it is certain.

DEhabhimaanam  nimitham  undaya ,
Mohena lokam  dahippapathinnu nee,
Manasa tharil  niroopichathum thava ,
Jnanam illaika  yennarika  , nee Lakshmana.

Due to the desire again due to attachment ,
To this body , you are thinking of burning the world,
And that thought of yours in the mind,
Shows that  you do not have  wisdom, Lakshmana.

Doshangal okkave  deha abhimaaninaam,
Roshena  vannu  bhavikkunnithorkka nee ,
Dehoham yennulla  budhi manushyarkku,
Moha  mathaavaam  avidhya yakunnathum,
Deha malla orkkil , jnan ayathu athmavennu,
Mohaika   hanthriyayullathu  vidhya kel,
Samsara  karinayayathu avidhyayum,
Samsara nasiniyayathu  vidhyayum.

All the defects are with those who love their body,
And come to them due  to their anger , you please remember,
The   feeling  of a man that  “I am the body”,
Is due to ignorance  which is the mother of desire.
And once you think that “I am not the  body,
But am the soul” ,that thought  is the killer of desires,
 And is the real knowledge  and please know,
That ignorance is the one that makes the life of birth and death,
 And knowledge  is that  which completely destroys this thought.

“AAkayaal  moksharthiyaaklil  Vidhyabhyasam,
Yekantha chethasaa cheyga  vendunnathum,
Thathra  kama krodha lobha mohaadhikal,
Sathrukkal  akunna thennum arige  nee,
Mukthikku vignam  varuthvan yethrayum,
Sakthiyullo nnathil  krodham arikedaa,
Matha pithru  brathru  mithra sakhikale ,
Krodham nimitham  hanikkunnathu pumaan.”

So if you are , one  thirsting for salvation,
You should sit alone  and develop that  deep wisdom,
And then passion  , anger , avarice as well as desire,
 Would all become  your enemies, please  understand,
And also please know , that  anger is the emotion,
That   puts  a stop for the aim of getting salvation,
And that  gentleman  completely  destroys,
Mother, father , brother  and friends .”

“Krodam moolam  manasthapam undai varum,
Krodham moolam nrunaam samsara bandhanam,
Korodhamallo  nija dharma kshayakaram,
Krodham  parithyajikkenam  budha janam,
Krodhamallo  yamanayathu nirnayam,
Vaitharanyakhya  yakunnathu thrushnayum.”

Due to anger   arise misunderstandings,
Due to anger  man gets tied up by  domestic life ,
 And Is not anger the real destroyer of Dharma,
And so the wise man should give up anger,
And is not anger   definitely the god of death,
 And  strong desire   is the river Vaitharani,(Indian equivalent of Styx)
That  encircles  the   city of death.

Santhoshamakunnathu nandanam vanam,
Santhatham   santhiye Kama Surabhi kel,
Chithichu   santhiye thanne bhajikka nee,
Santhapamennal oru  jathiyum varaa,
Dehendriya  prana  budhyadhikalkkellam,
Ahantha  mele vasippathu aathmavu kel,
Shudha   swayam jyothir Ananda  poornamai,
Thathwarthamai  , nirakaramai  nithyamai,
Nirvikalpam   param  nirvikaram ghanam,
Sarvaika karanam   sarva jagan mayam,
Sarvaika  sakshinam   sarvajna meeswaram,
Sarvadhaa chethsi  bhavichu kolga nee.

Happiness  is the garden of the devas,
And always hear that peace is the  wish giving cow,
Think about this and pray for   only peace,
And then always  you  will never  have sorrow,
Hear that the soul  lies above  the body, sense organs,
The movement   , intellect  and ego,
Please  always think that   the  soul in you ,
As  filled up with the pure , dazzling  self  filled with joy,
Which is  the meaning of all philosophies ,
Which does  not have  any actions, which is for ever ,
Which can be known in the state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi,
As  witness of everything  and    god of everything always.

SAragnanaya nee kel Sukha dukhadam,
Prabdam yellam  anubhavacheedenam,
Karmendriyangalaal  karthavyamokkave ,
Nir mayama acharicheedukenne varu,
Karmangal  sangangal onnilum koodathe,
Karmangalellam   vidhicha vannam para,
Brahmani  nithya  samarpichu cheyyanam.

You who know   the essence  of everything please  hear,
Pleasure , pain , difficult duties have to be  undergone,
You have to definitely  carry out with utmost sincerity,
All the duties dictated  by  organs as well  as Karma,
Without  attaching  yourselves    to the results of Karma,
 And    as fated   by Karma  ,dedicating it to the supreme god.

Nirmalamayulloru   athmavu thannodu,
Karmangal onnume  pathukayillennal,
Jnan ipparanjathellame  darichu thal,
Jnana swaroopam  vicharichu santhatham,
Manatheyokke  thyajichu nithyam   para,
Manandamul kondu  maya vimohangal ,
Manasathingal  ninnasu kalaga nee,
Manamallo paramapadamaspadam.

Since  none of the karmas  can attach ,
Themselves to the pure soul ,
After  understanding all that  I told you,
Always  meditate  on that  form of wisdom,
Giving away egoistic feelings , and daily,
Get drowned in divine joy , remove  ,
From the mind the desires created by illusion,
For   egoism  is the reason of all dangers.

Soumithri thannodu eevannam arul cheythu,
Soumukhyamodu Mathavodu chollinaan,
“Kelkkanam amme , thelinju nee yennude,
Vakkukal  yethum  vishadam mundakola.
Aathmavinethume  peeda  yundakaruthu,
Athmavine  ariyathavare  pole ,
SArva  lokangalilum vasicheedunna ,
Sarva janangalum  thangalil thangalil,
Sarvadhaa koodi vazhgennullathillallo,
Sarvagnayallo Janani, Nee kevalam,
Aasu  pathinalu samvathsaram  vana-
Dese vasichu  varunnathum undu jnan,
Dukhangalellam agale  kalanjudan,
Ulkanivode   anugrahikkenam.

After  telling like this   to Lakshmana,
With a happy face  he told his mother,
“Please  hear mother , Let not my words ,
Which are clear  cause sorrow to you,
Unlike the people   who do not know the soul,
You know that  sufferings cannot be caused to it,
All the people   who live in this world  cannot ,
Always live together and since  you know everything,
Please  understand that  I would speedily,
Come back after living in the forest for fourteen years,
And so please  throw away  all the sorrow ,
And bless  me   with  a happy heart.

Achan  yenthu ullil onnu ichayennl , athi,
Ingichayennu angu uracheedanam ammayum,
Bharthya karmanukaranamathre  paathi-,
Vruthya  nishtaa vadhunaamennu nirnayam,
Mathavu   modhaal  anuvadicheedugil,
Yethume  dukhamenikkilla kevalam,
Kananavasam  sukhamai  varum thava,
Manase khedham  kurachu vaneedugil”
Yennu paranju  namaskaricheedinaan,
Pinneyum pinneyum  mathru padanthike,
Preethi kai kondedutha  sangasmini  ,
Cherthaadhraal  moordhni  bhaspabhishekam cheythu ,
Chollinaal  aseervachanangallasu  ,
Kausalyayum  devakalodu iranneedinaal.

“If there is one desire in the mind of father ,
Mother also should have the same desire,
It is definite that The virtue  of a married women,
Is the  repetition of  all the duties of  her husband,
If my mother  permits me with happiness,
I do not have   any  sorrow whatsoever 
And the life  in the  forest  would be pleasurable ,
Do not have  any sorrow  in your mind.”
Saying this   he saluted   her,
Again and again at the feet of his mother,
With love  and she took him on his lap .
Hugged him   and  bathed him with her tears,
And then she immediately told words   of blessing,
And then Kausalya begged  the gods.

“Srushti karthave, Virincha, Padmasana,
Pushta dhayabdhe, Purushothama, hare,
Mruthyunjaya, Mahadeva, Gauripathe,
Vruthrari mumbaaya  dig palakanmare ,
Durge,  Bhagawathi , Dukhavinasini,
SArga sthithi laya  karini, Chandike,
Yen magan aasu nadakkunna neravum,
Thanmathi  kettu urangeedunna neravum ,
SAmmodhamarnnu  rakshicheeduvin ningal”

“Oh creator, Oh Brahma , Oh God who sits on a lotus,
Oh  healthy ocean of mercy , Oh greatest Purusha , Oh Hari,
Oh winner over death , Oh great God , Oh consort of Gauri,
Oh protectors of different directions who have Indra in  front,
Oh Durga, Oh Goddess , Oh destroyer of sorrow,
Oh cause of creation, upkeep and dissolution,
Whenever  my son takes to walking,
And whenever he sleeps forgetting everything,
Please  protect  him with great joy.”

Itham arthichu than puthranaam  Ramane,
Badha bhaspam  gadagadam punarnnudan,
“Eerezhu samvathsaram kanane vasi-
Charaal varike,” yennu anuvadicheedinaal,
Thalkshana   Raghavam nathwa sagadhgadaam,
Lakshmnan   thanum pranjaan anukoolam,
“Yennullil  undayirunnoru samsayam,
Ninnarulappadu  kettu theernnu thulon.
Thal pada   sevarthamai innu   adiyanum,
Ippol vazhiye vida kolvan yennumme,
Modhaal  athinnai anuvadhicheedanam,
Sitapathe , Ramachandra, Dhayanidhe,
Prangale  kalanjeduvan   allaikil,
Yenangathulya vadana, Raghupathe  ,
Yengil nee ponnu kondalum” yennadharaal,
Pankaja lochanan  thanum arul chethu.

When   her son Rama  requested like this,
She hugged him tightly with falling tears  and ,
She permitted   to go to the   forest saying,
“Live in the forest  for  fourteen years and come back,”
And immediately   Lakshmana  with a broken voice,
Told Rama  to his satisfaction,
“Whatever doubt that  was remaining in my mind,
Has  vanished   after  hearing your words.
For the sake of doing service  to your feet,
I also want to accompany you  and,
You have to give permission to that with joy,
Oh consort of Sita , Oh Ramachandra , Oh treasure of mercy,
And suppose  you   do not permit , I will take away my life,
Oh  Lord of Raghus , Oh lord with a moon like face.”
And then the lotus eyed  one  told him with love,
“if so  you can    also come with me.”

Vaidehi thannodu  yathra  cholleduvaan,
Modhena  sita gruham  pukkarulinaan,
Aagathanaya   bharthavine  kandaval,
Vegena   sasmitham uthanavum  cheythu,
Kanchana  pathrasthamaya  thoyam kondu,
Vanchayaa  trukkal kazhkichu sadaram,
Mandakshamulkondu  mandasmitham cheythu,
Sundari  mandam mandam paranjeedinnal.

Then to take leave   from Sita ,
He entered Sita’s house  happily.
Seeing her husband who has come,
She got up  speedily with   a  smile,
And with water   in a golden pot,
Washed his   holy feet with love,
And with  shyness  and a soft smile,
That  pretty one  slowly and slowly  told.

“Aarum akambadi koodathe  Sri pada,
Charena  vanthum yenthu Krupanidhe,
Varana veeran yengu  mama  Vallabha,
Gowrathapathravum  thala vrundathiyum,
Chamara  dwandwavum , vadhya ghoshangalum,
Chamikarabharanadhya alankaravum,
Samantha bhoopalareyum  piranjathi,
Romanchamodezhnneliyathenthayyo.”

Oh treasure of mercy, how come  you have come,
By walk without anybody accompanying you?
Oh husband where  is the valorous elephant ,
The ornamental umbrellas , decorative fans ,
 The pair of chowries , the musical accompaniment,
 And   the  made up look with gold and gem ornaments?
How come you have  left the  minor kings,
And have come with a very worried look, alas?

Itham  Videhathmaja vachanam  kettu,
Pruthwipathi suthan  thanum arul cheythu,
“Thannithu  danda karanya rajyam mama,
Punyam varuthuvaan  thathan arikedo,
Jnan ahu  palippathinnasu pokunnu,
Manase khedam ilachu vaaneduga,
Mathavu Kausalya  thanneyum  susrusha,
Cheythu  sukhena   vasikka nee  vallabhe,”
Bharthru  vakyam kettu janakiyum, Rama-
Bhoopanodu  itham ahantha   cholledinaal,
“Rathriyil koode pirinjaal poratholam,
Asthayundallo  bhavane pithavinnum,
Yennirikke  vana rajyam  tharuvathinnu,
Innu thonneduvan  yenthoru karanam?
Mannavan  thanallayo  kauthukathodum,
Innale   rajabhishekam  marambichu,
Sathyamo  chollu bharthave , viravodu,
Vruthanthamethrayum chithramorthal idham.”

Hearing   the   words  of the daughter of Videha,
The son of the lord of earth   told like this,
“He gave me   the kingdom of Dandakaranya,
For  earning    good  deeds, please know,
I am going immediately to look after  that,
And you live  here  without sorrow in the mind.
Oh wife  you live here  happily   ,
Looking after  my mother  Kausalya.”
Hearing  the words of her husband that Janaki,
Told like this  to the king  Rama,
“Your father is in a state  that he,
Cannot  even part with you at night,
And in such a circumstance  , why ,
Did this thought of giving  a forest kingdom,
 To you Come today  to his mind, what is the cause?
Was it not the king himself  with joy,
 Made  arrangements for the coronation yesterday,
Tell me  speedily whether  it is true,  my husband,
Please  tell me in detail   all that has happened?”

Yennathu kettarul   cheythu Raghuvaran,
“Thanvi kula  mouli malike, Kelkka nee,
Mannavan  kekaya puthriyammakku,
Munname   randu varam kodutheedinaan,
Vinnavar nattil  surasura   yudhathinnu,
Anyuna vikramam   kai kondu poya naal.”

Hearing this   Sri Rama told her,
“Oh gem in the garland  of great ladies, hear,
The king  had earlier  promised to give,
Two boons to my mother  who is the daughter of Kekaya,
In the land of devas during a battle  between asuras and devas,
 For  showing great valour  and helping  him.”

“Onnu Bharathane  vazhikkayennathum,
Yenne   vanithinnu  ayaykennathu mathethum,
Sathya virodham  varumenny  thannude,
Chithe niroopichu  pedichu thathanum ,
Mathavinnu aasu  varavum koduthithu ,
Thathan,  Athu kondu   jnan innu pokunnu ,
Dandakaranye   pathinnalu vathsaram,
Dandam ozhinju  vasichu varuvan jnan,
Nee yathinekkum   mudakkam parakolla ,
Mayyal kalanju  mathavumai vaazhga nee ,
Raghavan itham  paranjathu kettoru ,
Raka sasi mukhi thanum arul cheythu,
“Munnil nadappan  vanathinnu jnan, mama,
Pinnale venam yezhunneluvaan bhavan,
Yenne pirinju  pokunnathuchitham,
Allennu kondum  bhavan yennu darikkenam.”

One is to make  Bharatha as the king,
And the other   is to send me to forest,
Deciding in his mind that   he would  ,
Be going against his oath and being afraid of it,
Father  has already given the boon to mother ,
And so I  am going   today to the Dandakaranya,
And live   there   for fourteen years ,
Avoiding any rule and I   will come back then.
You please  do not  tell no to it,
And leaving love life  , live with my mother “
 After  hearing this   as told by Sri Rama,
That lady with a face of the full moon told,
“I would be the first to walk to the forest,
And you  can only come behind me ,
Your going away leaving me is not proper ,
And you have  to understand  that.”

Kakulsthanum   priyavadiniyakiya,
Nagenragaminiyodu  cholleedinaan,
“ Yengane  ninne jnan kondu pokunnathu,
THingi marangal  niranja vanangalil?
Ghora   Simha vyagra  sookara , sairibha,
Varanavyala , bhalluka  vrukadhikal,
Manusha  bhojikalayulla   Rakshasar,
Kananam thannil  mathum dushta janthukkal,
SAnkhya millatholam  mundavathe kandal,
Sankadam poondu  bhayamam namukkellam,
Nari janathinellam  viseshichu  ,
Ottere yundam  bhayam yennu arinjedo.”

That  Sri Rama  told her who speaks sweet things,
And walks like the elephant  king ,
“How can I take you there ,
For it is full of densely grown trees,
Wild lions , tigers ,  pigs , bison ,
Elephants, pythons  wolf and other animals,
The Rakshasas who eat  human beings,
And  also very many  bad  wild animals,
Which are innumerable  and seeing all of them,
We would become perplexed   and filled with fear,
And  for ladies there is a special sense of fear , please understand.”

“Moola phalngal  katwamla kashayangal,
Bale , bhujipathinnakunnathum thathra
Nirmala vyanjanapu anna panadhi,
Sanmadhu ksheerangal  illoru neravum.”

“Oh lady  , there for food only  roots ,
And fruits which are sour and bitter  are  available,
Clean and tasty foods , sweet pancakes, rice , drinks,
Good quality honey , drinks of milk are not there at any time,”

“Nimnonnatha    guha gahwara    sarkaraa ,
Durmargamethrayum  kandaka vrundavum ,
Nere  peru vazhiyum   mariyavatha,
Yellareyum  kanmanum  illa arinjeduvaan,
Setha    vatha thapa peedayum paramaam,
Padacharena   venam nadaneeduvaan,
Dushtarayulloru  Rakshasare  kandal,
Ottum porukkayilla aarkkum arikedo?
Yennude cholinaal  mathavu thanneyum ,
Nannai paricharichu ingu iruneeduga,
Vanneeduvaan  pathinnalu samvathsaram ,
Chennal  athinudanilloru samsayam.”

Ups and down caves  , holes in the land , harsh stony path,
Would be all over  that bad way , which is full of thorns,
 Except   for  that type  of  harsh path,
You would not be able   to see  any body there  known to you,
Apart from that  the climate would  be cold winds, hot weather,
And the  suffering due to these  are extreme .
We have necessarily walk with our legs ,
And when we see   the very bad  Rakshasas,
No body would   be able    to tolerate  it., underatand?
So obey my words   and live here ,
Looking after  my mother  in a proper fashion,
And for  coming back  it would take  ,
Fourteen years, there is no doubt about this.”

Sri Rama vakku kettoru  Vaidehiyum,
Aarooda thapena   pinneyum chollinaal,
“Nadha,  Pathivruthayaam  Dharma pathni  jnan,
AAdharavum illa mathenikkume,
Yethume doshamilla dhaya nidhe ,
Pada susrusha vrutham mudakkayka may,
Ninnude sannidhou  santhatham  Vaneedum,
Yenne matharkkanum  peedichu koodumo?”

After  hearing the    words   of Rama ,
With increasing sorrow again told,
“Lord , I am  dharmic wife  of virtue,
And I do not have any  other support,
Oh treasure of mercy , there would not be any problem,
Please do not end my penance of serving your feet ,
When I am living in your presence,
Who can ever cause harm to me?”

“Vallathum  moola  jalaharangal,
Vallabhbo  chishtam yenikku amruthopamam,
Bharthavu thannude koode  nadakkumbol,
Yethrayum  koortha  moorthulla kallum mullum,
Pushpastharana  thulyangal yenikkathum,
Pushpabanopama , Nee vedinjidola,
Yethume  peeda yundagila yen moolam,
Bheethi yethum  yenikkilla  Bharthave,”

“Eating some roots   and food with water ,
As The remains of food eaten by husband ,
Is equivalent   to nectar  to me,
 When I am walking   with my husband,
 Even very sharp pointed stone and thorns,
Is equivalent to walking on spread  flowers to me,
Oh Lord equivalent to god of love , do not  forsake me,
By me  you will  not have  any problem,
And Oh Husband , I do not have any fear.”

Kaschil  dwijan  Jyothi sastra  visaradhan,
Nischayichennodu  pandaruli cheythu,
Bharthavinodum  vanathil  vasippathi,
Yethum bhavathikku  , sangadamillethum,
Itham  puraiva  jnan kettirukkunnathu,
Sathyam  athinniyum onnu  cholleduvan,
Ramayanangal palathum  kavi varar,
Aamodhathode  paranju kelppundu jnan,
Janakiyodu koodathe rAghuvaran,
Kanana vasithininu yennu poyeettullu?

Once a Brahmin expert in astrology ,
After determination  has told me,
“ You would be  living in the forest,
With your husband  and there is no sorrow,
Also I will tell you  a truth  that I have,
Heard earlier  and I would tell you that now,
Though several poets have  written the story of Rama,
Along with joy, I have not heard one ,
In which   Rama has gone to live  ,
In the forest without Janaki?

Undo purushan prakrathiye verittu?
Randum onnathre  vicharichu kankilo?
Pani Grahana manthrarthavum orkkanam,
Pranavasana kalathum  piriyumo?
Yennikke  punar yenneyum upekshichu,
Thanne vanathinai kondu  yezhnelugil,
Yennumen  prana parithyagavum  cheyvan,
Innu thanne  ninthiruvadi thannane.”

Is there any existence of Prakrthi from Purusha?
If we properly think are not both  the same?
We have to remember the  chant during marriage,
That  these  two will not part  till time of death,
When it is like that , if you leave me  and go,
To the  forest    alone and without me,
I would take  my life away today itself.

Yenningane  devi chonnathu  kettoru,
Mannavan mandasmitham   poondarul cheythu,
“Yengilo Vallabhe , poriga vaigathe,
Sangadaminnithu cholliyundakendaa ,
Dhanam arundathikkai kondu cheyga nee ,
Janaki , Haradhi bhooshanam okkave.”

 After  Hearing   what  that goddess told,
The king  along with a   slow smile told,
“So  my wife  , come along with me soon,
A sorrow need not come due to  my telling  you something,
Oh Janaki  , please  give away all the necklaces,
And other ornaments   To Arundathi , (wife of Vasishta)”

Itham arul cheythu  Lakshmanan thannodu,
 Pruthwi  surothamanmaare   varuthuga,
 Yennu athyadharam arul   cheytha neram, Dwija,
Ndothamanmaare  varuthi kumaranum.

 Then he  told like this to Lakshmana,
Please make   the noble Brahmins to come ,
And as soon as  he  told this to him,
He got  several great Brahmins to come there.

Vasthrabharangal pasukkal,
Martha avadhiyillatholam aadharal,
Sadvruthanmaar, kula seela  gunangalal ,
Uthamanmaarai kudumbikalagiya ,
Veda vijanikalaam  dwijendranmaarkku ,
Sadaram  dhangal cheythu bahu vidham.

Clothes ornaments  cows,
And unlimited money  with great respect ,
Was  given to great Brahmins  who had mastered Vedas,
Who were of good character, who were great,
Because of  very good character   and who were  family people.

Mathavu thannude  sevakanmaaraya,
 Bhoodeva   sathamanmaarkkum   koduthithu,
Pinne nijantha  pura vasikakkum ,
Mathu anyaraam  sevakanmarkkum  bahu vidham,
Danangal  cheygayaal  Ananda magnarai ,
Manava  nayakan aseervachanavum ,
Cheythithu thapasanmaarum  dwijanmaarum,
Peythu peytheedintha  aasru jalangalum,
Janaki deviyum anpodu  arundathikku,
 Anandamulkkondu  danangal nalginaal.

He also gave  gifts to  the  very great Brahmins,,
Who were  the assistants of his mother .
Also to all those who live in his private quarters,
And to his servants he gave  gifts by various kinds .
Due to his giving gifts to  the sages  and Brahmins ,
They recited words  of blessings to him with joy ,
Shedding and shedding   great  amount of tears.
Janaki  along with love  gave  gifts,
To Arundathi  who took it with happiness.

Lakshmana veeran  Sumithrayam  ammaye,
Thalkshane  Kousalya kayyil samarpichu,
Vandhicha neram , Sumithrayum puthrane,
Nandhicheduthu  samasleshavum cheythu,
Nannai anugraham cheythu thanayannu ,
Pinneyum  upadesa vakkugal  arul cheythaal,
“Agrajan thanne   paricharicheppozhum,
 Agre nadannu kollanam  piriyathe,
Ramane nithyam  Dasarathan  yennullil,
 Aamodhamodu  niroopichu kollanam,
Yenne  Janakathmajayennurachu kol,
Pine  Ayodhya yennortheedu adaviye,
Maya  viheena, meevannam urappichu,
Poyalumengil  sukhamai varuga they.”

Then the valorous Lakshmana  , entrusted ,
His mother Sumithra to Kausalya,
And saluted her  and then Sumithra ,
Hugged her son  and   also blessed him well,
And also told the following advice to him,
“You have to always   serve  your elder brother,
And always walk by  his side  without parting from him,
Always daily think that   Rama  is Dasaratha  in your mind,
Also you have to think me as the daughter  of Janaka,
 And think Ayodhya  as the deep forest,
And once  You firmly believe  these  without illusion,
 You would be happy there and cme back happily.”

Mathru vachanam   sirasi   darichu  kondu,
Aadharavode  thozhuthu  Soumithriyum,
Thannude  Chapa saradhikal kai kondu ,
Chennu Ramanthike  ninnu vananginaa,
Thalkshane Raghavan Janaki thannodum,
Lakshmananodum Janakane vandhippan,
Pokunna nerathu  poura janangale ,
Ragamode  kadakshichu kuthuhalaal.

Lakshamana   completely took the advice ,
And saluted his mother with respect ,
And then along with his bow and arrows ,
Stood near Rama   and saluted him.
Immediately   Rama along with Sita,
And Lakshmana  , went  to salute,
His father  and at that  time,
With happiness  he  saw  the citizens of Ayodhya.

Komalanaya Kumaran  , mnoharan,
 Shyamala   ramya  kalebharan   Raghavan,
Kama devopaman Kamadhan Sundaran,
Raman thiruvadi  nana jagad  ,
Abhiraman , athma Raman , ambuja lochanan,
Kamari sevithan , nana  jagan mayan,
Thathalayam  prathi pokunna nerathu,
Sadam  kalarnnoru poura janangalum,
Padacharena  nadakunnathu kandu ,
Khedham kalarnnu  parasparam chollinaar.

The pretty lad, the stealer of the mind,
One has pretty black body , Raghava,
One who can be compared to God of love ,
One who  is lovely  and handsome,
The  honourable Rama  , the ever pretty Rama,
For all the world , the Rama of the soul,
The one with eyes  like lotus ,
One who is served by Lord Shiva ,
One who pervades in different worlds,
When he was  walking towards his father’s home,
The citizens  who were sad  seeing,
That   he was walking  to the palace,
Told each other  with great sorrow.

Kashtam Mahantha , Kashtam, pasu pasu haa ,
Kashtam menthingane vannithu   deivame ,
Sodharanodum   pranayini thannodum,
Padacharena   sahayavum koodathe ,
Sarkara  kandaka nimnonnatha  yutha,
Durgatamayulla   durmargangalil.
Raktha padmathinnu   kadinyamekunna ,
Mugdha  mrudhu thara  snigdha  padangalaal,
Nithyam vananthe   nadkkennu  kalpicha ,
Prdvisa chitham kadoramathre   thulom.

Alas , alas . alas , see , see , ho,
Oh god why has   this  come to this alas,
Along with brother    and his loving wife ,
Without any help ,  he is walking,
With  a path strewn  with stones and thorns,
And which  is bad  path and very difficult  to walk,
With their  pretty , greatly soft  and slippery feet,
Which appears  to be  softer  like  a red lotus,
And the mind of the king  which asked them,
To daily walk in the forest  is very cruel.

Puthra vathsalyam  Dasarathan thannolam,
 Marthyarilarkkum   illi yinnaleyolavum,
Innithu  thonuvan  yenthoru karanam,
Mennathu  kettudan   chollinaan anyanum,
“Kekaya puthrikku  randu varam  nrupan,
Yekinaan  pol, athu karanam  Raghavan,
POkunnathu  vanahinnum , Bharathanum,
 Vazhkennu  vannu koodum  daramandalam,
Poknaam yengil  vanathinnu koodave ,
Raghavan thanne pirinjaal porukkumo?
Yiprakaram  pura vasikalayulla ,
Vipradhikal  vakku kettor anantharam,
Vamadevan  pura vasigal thammodu ,
Samodhameva  arul cheythithanneram.

Till yesterday   no one   had the love for son,
As much   as king  Dasaratha  had,
What is the reason for this thought today.
Hearing this  immediately another  one told,
“It seems he had given two  boons  to Kaikeyi,
And because  of that  Rama is going to forest today ,
And  Bharatha  would  live as a king,
He could   go to the forest along with him,
Because he cannot tolerate  parting with him.”
Hearing these   type of talks  between ,
The Brahmins  of the city , Vamadeva,
Told to the citizens  the following.

2.7 Rama sita thathwam

(The principle of Rama  and Sita)

“Ramane chinthichu dukhiyayakaarume,
Komala gathriyaam  Janaki moolavum,
Thathwamayullathu  chollunnathundu jnan,
Chitham thelinju  kettiduvin yevarum.
Ramanakunnathu Sakshal  Mahavishnu,
Tharasaksha  namadhi Narayanan,
Lakshmananathu Ananthan,Janakajaa,
Lakshmi Bhagawathi lokamayaa paraa”

None of you should be sad by thinking of Rama,
And also Due to Janaki who  has a pretty form.
I am now telling you  the principle,
Please hear  with great attention,
Rama is the  real Maha Vishnu,
Who is the primeval  Narayana with lotus eyes,
Lakshmana  is Anantha   and the daughter of Janaka,
Is  the   goddess Lakshmi  who is the illusion of this world.

“Maya gunangale than avalambichu ,
Kaya bhedham dariokkunnathu athma paran,
Rajasamaya    gunathodu koodave,
Rajeeva sambhavanai  prapancha dwayam,
Vyakthamai srushtichu  Sathwa pradhanamai,
Bhaktha parayanan  Vishnu roopam poondu ,
Nithyavum  rakshichu kollannatheaswaran,
Adhyanajan  paramathmavu sadaram.”

Due to the different properties of Maya*(illusion),
The  god assumes   several different forms,
Lord Brahma who was  born out of the lotus ,
Has  the Rajasa property    and created ,
The two worlds  in   a very clear  way,
Assuming  the form of Vishnu ,
Which has predominantly  Sathwa form,
The god , who is divine and is never born,
Always keeps on protecting this world.
              *God does not have any properties
               But illusions  makes us see them.

Rudra veshathil  thamo guna  yukthanai,
Adrija vallabhan  samharikkunnathum,
Vaivasthan manu  bhakthi prasannanai,
Devan makaravatharam anushtichu ,
Vedangalellam  Hayagreevane konnu,
Vedavinaaki  koduthathee  Raghavan.

In the form of Rudra  , with  the thamas property,
That  consort of daughter of mountain destroys.
Becoming pleased with  the devotion of Vaivaswatha  Manu,
 That God  took the incarnation of fish.,
And   he killed  Hayagreeva , and returned ,
Back all  the Vedas  and he is this Rama.

Padho nidhi madane  pandu mandaram,
Pathala okam  pravesichathu neram,
Nishtooramayoru   koormakruthi poondu,
Prushte Girindram  darichathee  Raghavan.
Dushtanayoru  Hiranyakshane konnu,
Gyushtiyai  thetha mel  kshoniy pongichu,
Karana   varidhi thannil  kalichathum,
Karana  purushanakumee  Raghavan.

When the ocean of milk was  being churned,
And when the Mandra mountain entered the nether world,
The one  who took  the form of   a severe form of a tortoise ,
And held  the king of the mountains  on his back , is this Rama,
The one who killed  the  bad  Hiranyaksha,
Taking the form of a boar  and lifted the earth,
 And  played    in the  causal ocean,
Is this Rama who is   this causal man.

Nirhradhamodu  Narasimha roopamai,
Prahladhane  paripalichu kolluvaan,
 Kroorangalaya  nakharangale kondu,
Ghoranayoru  Hiranakasipu than,
Vaksha  pradesam  prapatanam cheythathum,
Raksha chathuranaam  Lakshmivaranivan.

He who took  the form of   the roaring Narasimha,
For looking after his devotee Prahalada ,
And tore the   chest  of the  horrible Hiranyakasipu,
 By using   his cruel nails  is ,
This consort of Lakshmi  who is an expert in saving.

Puthralabhartham athithiyum bhakthi poondu,
Abhyarthichu   sadaramarchikka  karanam,
Yethrayum  karunyamodu aval  thannude ,
Puthranai indranujanai  pirannathi ,
Bhakthamayoru   Mahabaliyodu  chennu,
Abhyarthichiu moonadiyakki jagathrayam,
Sathwaram vangi  maruthwanu  nalgiya ,
Bhaktha priyanaam   trivikaramanum ivan.

When Atithi with great devotion  requested him,
And also worshipped him for the birth of a son,
Along with great mercy , he  who was  born  as ,
Her son and younger  brother  of Indra ,
And went to  his great devotee Mahabali ,
Requested  for three feet of earth,
And measured  the three worlds  in three feet,
And  got  the earth from Mahabali and  gave it  back to Indra ,
As  the Trivikrama  who likes his devotees  is also Rama.

Dathri sura  dweshikalai janichoru,
Dathri pathi kula  nasam  varuthuvaan,
Dathriyil  Bhargavanai pirannathum,
Dathree varanaya  Raghavanam ivan.

For killing  exterminating  of kings,
Who were born as  hater of Brahmins,
The one who was   born as  Parasurama ,
Is this Rama who is the blessing of this world.

Dhatriyilippol  Dasaratha puthranai,
Dathree  suthaa  varanai  piraneedinaan,
Rathinchara  kulamokke  nasippichu ,
Dhatri bharam theerthu  dharmathe  Rakshippan,
Aadhyanajan paramathma  paraparan,
Vedhyanallatha  vedantha vedhyan paran,
Narayanan purushothaman avyayan,
Karana  manushan  Raman Manoharan,
Ravana nigrahartham   vipinathinnu,
Deva hithartham  gamikunnathin,
Karanam mandharayalla , kaikeyiyum alla,
Yellarum bramikkyka   Rajavumallallo,
Vishnu Bhagawan   Jaganmayan madhavan,
Vishnu Maha maya devi janakaja a,
Srushti  sthithi laya  karini thannodum,
Pushta pramodham  purapettathinnippol.

He  has been born as  the son of Dasaratha ,
 And the husband of the  daughter of earth in this world,
For   saving Dharma  by  killing  all the Rakshasas,
And to lighten the burden of this   earth.
He is primeval , not born , divine soul , god of gods,
The divine one who is an expert in Vedas  though not a Brahmin,
Narayana, the greatest  Purusha  , one who does not change,
The causal man ,  Rama, the stealer of the mind,
And  the reason for his  is going today  to the forest,
For killing Ravana   for the sake  of devas,
Is not because  of  Mandhara  nor Kaikeyi  and
None of you get startled, the reason is not even Dasaratha.
The  God  Vishnu  who pervades the earth , the Madhava,
The Vishnu  along with  the daughter of Janaka  ,
The great goddess of illusion  who
Is the one who creates , upkeeps   and destroys,
 Is starting  now   with  excess  of joy.

Innale  Naradan  vannu chonnanavan,
Thannodu  Raghavan  thanum arul cheythu,
“Nakthanjaranvaya  nigrahanathinnu jnan,
Vyaktham  vanathinnu nale  purappedum.”
Yennathu moolam   gamikkunnu  Raghavan,
Innu , vishadam kalavin yellarum.,
Ramane chinthichu  dukhiyaikarume,
Rama Ramethi japippin yellarum ,
Nithyavum   Rama Ramethi japikkunna ,
Marthyannu  mruthyu  bhayadhikal onnume ,
Sidhikkayillatheyilla  kaivalyavum,
Sidhikkum mevanum yennathu nirnayam,
Dukha soukhyadi  vikalpangal illathatha,
Nishkalan  nirgunathma, Raguthaman,
Nyoonathireka viheenan  niranjanan,
Aananda  poornan  anathan  anakulan,

Yesterday   Narada  came  here  and ,
 Rama told   him  “for killing  of,
The Rakshasas , I will definitely  ,
Start    to the forest  tomorrow”
And from this , please  understand,
That  he is   not sad at going to forest,
And so please do not think of Rama  and be sad,
All of you , please  chant “Rama”, “Rama”,
And  to all those  men who chant “Rama”, “Rama” daily,
There would be no fear  of death  for them and they will get salvation,
And  they  will all  definitely get  these.
He is one who does  not have  sorrow or pleasure,
He does not decay, he is one without  characters,
, He is the great one of Raghu clan ,
The one who does  not have less  or more ,
He is pure , full of joy , endless and consistent.

Anganeyulla   bhagawat  swaroopathil,
Yengine  dukhadi sambavichedunnu,
Bhaktha  jananaa,  bhajanatha mai  vannu,
Bhaktha priyan , piranedinaan bhoothale ,
Pankthi  rathabheshta  sidhyarthamai,
Pankthi kandan  thanne  konnu  jagatrayam,
Palippathinnai  avatharichedinaan,
 Balisanmaare , Maushyanai easwaran.

How can sorrow   ever come ,
To one   who has a form of God like him,
He was born in this earth  due to the prayer ,
Of his devotees and  he is the lover  of his devotees,
For fulfilling   the desire  of Dasaratha ,
And for  killing  Ravana , and for,
Looking after  the three worlds ,
He has   taken this  incarnation.
Oh simple people , that man has become God.

Rama vishayam  yeevannam arul  cheythu,
Vamadevan  viramichoranantharam,
Vama deva vachanamrutham   sevichu,
Ramane  Narayanan yennarinjudan,
Pourajanam  paramanandamayoru ,
Varannidhiyil  muzhukinar yevarum,
 Rama  Sita Rahasyam  muhuridrusyam,
Aamodha poorvakam  dhyanippavarkellam,
Rama devangal urachoru   bhakthiyum,
Aamaya nasavum  sidhikkum yevanum,
Gopaneeyam , rahasyam  paramiidrusam,
Papa  vinsanam chonnathin karanam,
Rama priyanmaar  bhavanmaar yennorthu  jnan,
Rama thathwam  paramopadesam cheyhthu,
Thaavum theernnithu  poura janangalkku ,
Thapasa sreshtanum modhal yezhunelli.

After telling  about Rama  like this,
Vamadeva retired from there and,
Afterwards those who drank the nectar  of Vamadeva,
Those citizens knew  that Rama is  only Narayana,
And  al of them were drowned in the ocean of divine joy.
Those who meditate  on this secret of Rama  and Sita,
Again and again  with  utmost joy,
Will get firm devotion towards  God Rama,
And  sorrows of all of them would be destroyed.
I told the   divine  meaning of Rama ,
Which is secret , which should be hidden from others,
 And one  that  would destroy all your sins ,
Thinking that  all lovers of Rama  are  great,
The pain  in the minds of the citizens was destroyed,
And     that great sage also went back with joy.

2.8 Vana yathra

Journey to the forest.

Raghavan Thatha   geham  pravesichudan,
Vyakula heenam  vanangi arul cheythu,
Kaikeyiyayakiya  Mathavu thannodu,
“Sokam kalanjalum  amme , manasi they,
Soumithriyum   Janakathmajayum  jnanum,
Soumukyamarnnu  povaanai purapettu,
Khedam akale  kalanjini  jnangale ,
Thathan aajnapikka  vendathu vaikathe,”

Then Rama entered the  house of his father ,
And without  sorrow  saluted  and told,
Kaikeyi , who was  his mother,
“Please leave out sorrow  from your mind,
Me, Lalkshmana   and the daughter of Janaka,
Have started   from here  with pleasure,
Please  leave out the sorrow far away,
And let my father  order me  what should be done,”

Ishta vakhyam kettu  Kaikeyi sadaram,
Pettennu yezhunethirunnu sambramam,
Sri Ramanum , Maithilikkum anujannum,
Cheerangal  vere vere nalkinaal ammayum,
Dhanya vasthukkal  upekshichu Raghavan,
Vanya cheerangal  parigrahicheedinaan.

Hearing those  pleasant words Kaikeyi immediately,
Got up  along with nervousness  and ,
She gave cloth made of bark individually to,
Rama ,  Sita   as well as Lakshmana ,
And Rama    forsaking the  rich cloths ,
Dressed himself in those wooden bark.

Pushkara lochanan anujnayaa valkalam,
Lakshmanan   thanum uduthan athu neram,
Lakshmi bhagawathiyaya Janaki,
Valkalam kaiyil  pidichu kondu aakullal,
Paksham  yenthullil  yennatharivaanai,
Thal kshane  lajjaya   BHarthru mukhambujam,
Goodmai nookinaal angine  jnan ithu,
Gadam  udukkunna thennulla  chinthayaa,
Mangala  devatha vallabhan   Raghavan,
Ingithajan  thadha vaangi  parushamaam,
Valkkalam  divyambaropari  veshtichu,
Salkkaramanam  kalarnnu  ninnedinaan.

With the permission of Lord Rama,
Lakshmana   also  wore  that and at that time,
Sita  who was   the  Goddess Lakshmi,
Holding the bark cloth in her hand, with sorrow,
And For finding out the  intention of Rama ,
Secretly saw the  lotus like  face of Rama ,
With a thought  as to how to wear it tightly ,
And Rama the husband of the goddess of auspiciousness,
With diplomacy took it from her , and  ,
Tied that hard bark over  her divine dresses,
And  stood there with great politeness.

Yennathu kandu  Rajadarangalum,
Anyamayulla  janangalum okkave ,
Vanna  dukhathal karayunnathu kettu,
Ninnaruledum  Vasishta maha  muni,
Kopena barthsichu  Kakeyi thannodu,
Thapena  chollinaan, “ Yendithu thonnuvaan,
Dushte, Nisachari , Durvrutha manase ,
Kashtam ortholal katora sheele , khale,
Raman vanathinnu pokanam yennallo,
THamasa sheele , varathe varichu nee ,
Janaki devikku valkalam  nalkuvaan,
Manase  thonniya thenthoru karanam,
Bhakthya  pathivruthayakiya janaki,
Bharthavinodu koode  prayanam cheykil,
Saravabharana  vibhooshitha gathriyai,
Divyamabaram poondu anugamicheeduga,
Kanana dukha nivaranartham  pathi,
Manasavum ramippichu  sada kalam ,
Bharthru susrushayum cheythu piriyathe,
Chitha shudhyaa charichooduga yenne varu.

Seeing this the wives of the king ,
And  all  the other people assembled there ,
Started  weeping due to sorrow  and hearing this,
The great sage  Vasishta  who was standing there ,
Berated  Kaikeyi  with great anger   and told her,
“Why you had this thought?, oh bad woman,
Oh Rakshasi , Oh lady with an unclean mind,
Oh lady who has a hard mind when seeing misery,
Oh base lady ,  Oh  characterless lady,
Was it not your boon that  Rama should go to the forest?
And what was  the reason for  the thought in your mind,
To give  the wooden bark cloth  to  Sita,
Janaki who was devoted and  a virtuous wife,
If she travels   along   with her husband,
She Would go  with ornaments  all over her body,
And wearing divine  cloths , for she is going,
To lighten the sorrow caused by forest to her husband,
And would live there providing happiness  to his mind,
And she would be with him and look after him,
With a clean and clear mind and live there.”

Itham vasishtokthi  kettu dasarathan,
Nathwaa  sumanthrarodumarul cheythu,
Raja yogyam rathamasu  varuthuga,
 Rajeeva nethra  prayaanaaya sathwaram.

Hearing what   sage   Vasishta  has told,
Dasaratha saluted the sage  and  told Sumanthra,
Immediately get here  a chariot suitable for kings,
For the sake  of travel of the lotus  eyed one.

Ithamukthwaaa Rama vakthrambujam  parthu,
“Putha, haa , Rama , Soumithre , Janakaje,
Rama, Rama , trilokadhi ramanga , ha,
Ha , mama prana samana , Manohara ,
Dukhichu  bhoomiyil veenu dasarathan,
Ul kambhazhinju  karayunnathu neram,
 THerum orumichu   nirthi sumanthrarum,
Sri Rama devan appol arul cheythu.

After saying like this and seeing the face of Rama,
Dasaratha cried, “Hey son , hey Rama,
Hey Lakshmana , Hey daughter  of  Janaka,
Hey Rama, Rama  , Hey Rama who attracts  the three worlds,
Hey son who is like my soul , Hey pretty one,
And with sorrow    he again fell down on the floor,
 And was crying   completely  loosing his grip on himself,
And at that  time  Sumanthra brought  the chariot ,
And at that  time  Sri Rama told

“Theril kreruga  Seethe  viravil nee,
Neram ini  kalanjeduga aruthethume,
Sundari vandhichu  theril karerinaal,
 Indiravallabhanakiya   Ramanum.
Manase  khedam kalanju  janakane ,
Veenu vanangi  pradakshinavum cheythu,
Thanu thozhuthudan  theril karerinaan,
Bana chapasi thooneeradhikalellam,
Kaikondu vandhichu  thanum karerinaan,
Lakshmanan appol , Sumanthranum aakuullal,
Dukhena  ther nadatheedinaan , bhoopanum,
Nilkka nilkeennu chonan , Raghu nadhanum  ,
Gacha gahethi  vegallal arul cheythu ,
Nischalamaithu lokavum appol.

“Please  get in to the chariot  quickly Sita,
We should not waste any more time now”,
And that pretty ladsy saluted him and got in to the  chariot ,
Rama who is the husband of Lakshmi ,
After  leaving out the sorrow   in his mind ,
Saluted his father  on the floor, went round him,
And again bowed and saluted him  and got in to the chariot.
At that time Lakshmana loaded   the  ,
Arrows. Bows   and quivers  in the chariot,
And himself got in to it and Sumanthra with sorrow,
 Started   driving the chariot  and Dasaratha,
Shouted “Stop”, Stop” but  Lord Rama told,
Let it go, let it go   speedily ,
And the entire world became   still then.

Rajeeva lochanan dhoore maranjappol,
Rajavu  mohichu veenithu bhoothale,
Sthree bala  vrudhavadhi  pura vasikal,
Thapam muzhuthu vilapichu  pinnale,
“Thishta, thishta, prabho Rama , dayanidhe,
Drushtikku amruthamayoru  thirumeni,
Kanaykil   yengane  jnangal porukkunnu,
Pranano   poyithallo   vidhi deivame.

When the lotus  eyed one disappeared  in the distance ,
The king fell down fainted   on the floor,
 The male , female  ,children and old people  of the town,
With heightened sorrow  went crying behind Rama,
“Oh Lord Rama,  oh treasure of mercy, do not go , do not go ,
How can we  tolerate  when we   are  not able to see,
Your body which is like nectar ,
Oh God  , what a fate , we  feel as if our  soul has left.

Ingane cholli pralapichu  sarvarum ,
Sathwaram  therin pirage  nada kondaar,
Mannavan thanum  chiram pralappichadha ,
Chonnan   parichakaranmaarodu aakulaal,
“Yenne yeduthu ini  kondu poim  Sri Raman,
Thannude  mathru gehathilakkuvin,
Ramane verittu jeevichu jnan ini ,
BHoomiyil  vazhkennathillennu  nischayam.

Telling like   this and  wailing   all the people,
Without   delay started  walking behind the chariot,
And the king after  crying a lot ,
With sorrow    told his helpers ,
“Please carry me  and put me ,
In the house  of Rama’s mother ,
 After  parting  from Rama , I cannot ,
And  would not now  live in this earth.

Yennathu kettu  bruthya janangalum,
 Mannavan thanne   yeduthu  Kausalya than,
Mandhirathingal  akkedinaar  anneram,
Vannoru  dukhena  mohichu veenithu,
Pinne yunarnnu  karanju thudanginaan,
Khinnamai mevunna   Kausalya  thannodum.

Hearing these words ,  those of his servants ,
Carried the king    and  placed.
Him in the house  of Kausalya  and at that time,
 Again the king fell down fainted
And after  waking up  started  crying,
Even with   Kausalya  who was also sad.

Sri Ramanum  thamasaa nadhi thannude ,
Theeram gamichu  vasichu nisamukhe,
 Paaneeya  mathram upa jeevanam cheythu,
Janakiyodum  Niraharanayoru ,
Vruksha mole  sayanam cheythu uranginaan.
Lakshmanan   villum ambum   darichanthike ,
Rakshichu niinu Sumanthrarum aayi ororo,
Dukha vruthanthangalum  paranju aakullaal,
Poura janangalum   chennarike  pukku,
Sri Ramane angu  kondu poi koodaikil,
Kanana vasam   namakkum yenne varum,
Manasathingal   urachu maruvinaar.

When the night  fell Sri Rama,
Went to the bank of river Thamasa and stayed there,
Drinking    only  some liquids   and along with Janaki,
Not taking   any food , he slept at the  root of a tree.
Lakshmana   armed  with bow   and arrows,
Guarded  them and  with sorrow,
Spent his time  talking of sad things with Sumanthra,
And the citizens  also came near them,
Thought  firmly   in their mind  that if,
They are  not able to take  Rama with them,
 They also would  live in the forest with them.

Poura janathin  paridevanam kandu,
Sri Rama devanum ullil  niroopichu,
“Sooruyan udhichalum ayaykkuga  illivar,
Karyathinnum  varum vighnam  , mennal ivar,
Khedham kalarnnu  thalarnnu urangunnithu ,
Bodham ippol  ini unarum vare,
Pokanamippozhe  kootuga therennu,
Raghavan vakkukal  ketta sumanthrarum,
Vegena  therum orumichathanneram,
Raghavanmaarum   janaka thanujayum,
Theril yeredinaar  , yethum arinjeela ,
Poura janangalum anneram , Sumanthrarum,
Chethu Ayodhyabhimukham  gamichittadha,
Thethennu  thekkottu  thanne  nada kondu..


Seeing the crying and sorrow  of   the citizens,
Sri Rama decided in his  mind ,
“When the sun rises , they would not allow us to go,
And  there would be problem for our  purpose,
And now they are  sleeping  tired  with sorrow,
And they do not have consciousness  and,
We shall   go from here before they  wake up ,
And so immediately  get the chariot  readied.”
As soon as Sumanthra  heard  the  words of Rama,
And when he immediately got the  chariot  ready,
Both the  Raghavas  and  the  daughter of Janaka,
Got in to the chariot  and  at  that time,
The citizens  did not know any thing ,
And Sumanthra drove  the  chariot ,
For little time towards  Ayodhya  and ,
Later  drove it  fast to the southern direction.

Chuthum kidanna  pura vasigal yellam,
Pithennal  thangal unarnnu  nokkum neram,
Kandeela  ramaneyennu  karanju athi,
Kundithanmaarai , puri pukku mevinaar,
Sita samethanaam  Ramane  santhatham,
Chethasi chinthichu  chinthuchu anu dinam,
Puthra mithradhilkalodum ida  chernnu,
Chitha shudhyaa  vasicheedinaar  yevarum.

All the citizens who were sleeping round them,
At the time ,  woke up next day but ,
Did not see  Rama and cried with deep sorrow ,
And went back to Ayodhya  and ,
By always  thinking about Rama  with Sita,
In their mind again and again  daily,
Lived with a very pure mind   ,
All of them lived with their sons  and friends.

Mangala devatha  vallabhan Raghavan,
Ganga thatam  pukku Janaki thannodum,
Mangala snanavum cheythu , sahanujam,
Srungi vera vidhure  maruveedinaan.
Dasarathiyum videha thanujayum,
Simsubha mooe , sukhena vaneedinaar.

Raghava  the husband  of the auspicious goddess,
Reached  the shores of Ganges   and along ,
With Sita   took the auspicious  bath in the river,
And along with his brother  reached  a place ,
Not far from the town of Srungivera,
And happily  lived below a Iruvul* tree.
                        *Acacia holosersia

2.9 Guha Sangamam

(Meeting with Guha)

Rama gamana  mahothsavam yethrayum,
Mamaodhamul  kondu  kettu guhan thadhaa,
Swamiyai  ishta vayasyanai ulloru,
Raman thiruvadfiye kandu vandhippan,
Pakwa manasodu  bhakthyaiva   sathwaram,
Pakwa  phala  Madhu pushpadhikal yellam,
Kai kondu chennu Ramagre  vinikshippu,
Bhakthyaiva  danda namakaravum cheythu.

Guha  heard  the great  festival of coming,
Of Rama  with great   happiness and to  see and,
 Worship the feet  of God  Rama who is a youth like him
He came with a mature mind  and devotion speedily,
Along with ripened fruits  , honey and flowers,
And after placing them near   Rama with devotion,
He  saluted  Rama by falling on the floor.

Pettennu yeduthu yezhunelpichu  vakshasi,
Thushtyaa drudam anachu  aasleshavum cheythu,
Mandahasam  poondu madhurya poorvakam,
Mandetharam  kusala  prasnavum cheythu,
Kanja vilochanan  than thirumeni,
Kandanjali poondu  guhanum ura cheythu.

Rama  immediately   took and made  him stand  and,
Hugged  him tightly  and embraced  him,
And with a soft smile  sweetly    and happily,
Enquired about his news and welfare,
And seeing the lotus eyed one,
With folded hands  Guha asked.

Dhanyanayen adiyen innu kevalam ,
Nirnayam  Naishada janmabvum pavanam,
Naishadamayulla  rajyam ithum oru,
Dhooshana heena madheenamallo thava,
Kinkaranam  adiyeneyum rajyavum,
Sangatam koodathe  rakshichu kolluga.

Today  I have become greatly  blessed,
And definitely  the life of a tribal has become pure,
And this country which belongs to the tribes,
Is without any faults and please look after me ,
Who am  your slave  and this country ,
Without  any botheration whatsoever.

Santhosham  ulkondini ninthiruvadi,
Santhathamathra  vasicharuleedenam,
Anthapuram mama  shudham makedanam,
Antharmudhaa pada padma  renukkallal,
Kale kanivodanugrahikkename.

Along  with great happiness your honoured self,
Should  always  live  here and purify,
My private  quarters   with the  divine dust,
Of your lotus like feet and also,
Bless me  with great  sympathy.

Itharam prarthichu nilkkum Guhanodu,
Mugdha hasam pondu arul  cheythu Raghavan,
“Kelkka nee vakyam madeeyam  , mama sakhe,
Soukhyam ithil param illa yenikkethume,
Samvathsaram pathinalu  kazhiyanam,
Samvasicheeduvaan  gramalayangalil,
Anydatham bujikkathum  illennu,
Manye vana vasa kalam kazhivolam.”

To Guha  who was there after this prayer ,
With  a happy smile  Sri Rama told,
“My friend, please  hear my words,
I  cannot have better pleasure than that ,
But I have  to spend  fourteen years,
In the forests  without taking ,
Food given by others till,
The period  of the forest life is over.”

“Rajyam mamaithal bhavan mathsakhiyallo,
Poojyanam nee paripalikku  santhatham,
Kunta bhavam cheruthu undakayum venda,.
Kondu varika  vata kseeram aasu nee..”
Thal kshanam kondu  vannu vata ksheeravum,
Lakshmananodum  kalarnu Raghuthaman,
Shudha vata ksheera  bhoothikale kondu,
Badhamayaru  jada makutathodum,
Sodharan thannal  kusa daladhyamngalaal,
Sadara mastruthamaya  thalpsthale,
Paneeyamathram masichu Vaidehiyum,’
Thanumai palli kuruppu kondeedinaan,
Prasadamoordhni paryanke  yadha puraa,
Vasavum cheuythurangeedunnathu pole.”

This country is mine  and are you not my friend,
And you being honorable , please look after this country,
And  do not mix sorrow  with this arrangement,
And go and bring the milk of banyan tree,”
Immediately the milk of banyan tree was brought,
Along with Lakshmana using the mixture ,
Of ash  and the  milk from the banyan tree,
And made  a firm matted hair style,
And using the durba grass and leaves  brought by his brother,
And spread   with  respect and adoration,
He  slept  along with his wife Sita,
Who had  taken only   a liquid food,
With the same happiness   of olden times,
When he used to sleep  on a cot in his palace.

Lakshmanan villum ambum darichanthike,
Raksahichu ninnu  guhanodu koodave,
Lakshmi pathiyata  Raghava swamiyum,
Lakshmi bhagawathiyakiys Sitayum,
Vruksha moole  kidakkunnathu kandathi,
Dukham kalarnnu bhaspakulansi Guhan,
Lakshmananodu paranju thudanginaan,
“Pushkara  nethrane kandeelayo sakhe”

Then Lakshmana   carrying his bow and arrow,
Stood gurad for them along with Guha,
Seeing Rama  the husband of goddess Lakshmi,
And Sita  who was  the goddess Lakshmi herself,
Sleeping near  the roots  of a tree,
Guha with flowing tears  due to great sorrow,
Started  telling Lakshmana    as  follows,
“Friend, are you not seeing  the lotus  eyed one,”

“Parna thalpe  bhuvi  daru moole k idannu,
Arnojanethra yurangu marauyithu ,
Swarnathalpe  bhavanothame  salppore,
Punya purushan  janakathmajayodum,
Palli kuruppu kollum  munnamiha,
Pallava palyanga seemni  vananthare ,
Sri rama devasnnu  dukham undaguvaan,
Karana bhoothyai vannithu Kaikeyi,
Mandarachithan\masthaya  Kaikeyoi than,
Hantha Maha papam aachaichal allo?”

Alas  the lotus eyed one  had to sleep ,
On a bed of leaves   below a tree,
Instead of a golden cot  in a great house ,
In  a great  city , this blessed man,
Along with  the daughter of Janaka,
 Is sleeping  on a bed of leaves ,
In  a forest  and the reason,
For the sorrow  of God Rama,
Is Kaikeyi  due to the evil words of Mandara,
And has  not this Kaikeyi   done a very great sin.?”

Sruthwaa  guhokthikal ithama  hantha ,
Soumithriyum  sathwaram utharam chollinaan,
“Bhadramathe, Srunu, madvachanam  Rama-
Bhadra namam japeecheeduga  santhatham,.
 Kasya dukhasya  ko hethur jaga thraye,
Kasya shukhasya  vaa ko hi hethu ssakhe,
Poorva janmarjitha  karmamathre bhuvi,
Sarva lokarkkum  sukha dukha karanam.”

After  hearing the  words of Guha,
Lakshmana immediately answered him,
“Oh one  with balanced  thought ,
Hear my words  and chant the names ,
Of Rama always  without fail,
In these three words, who is the cause of whose sorrow?
 And oh friend, who is the cause of happiness of others?
The  reason for pain and pleasure in these  worlds,
 Is  the  karma   that  we have earned  in previous births!”

Dukha sukhangal  danam cheyvathinnu,
Aarum ulkambilorthu  kandalilla nirnayam,.
Yekan mama  sukha datha  jagathi, mathu,
Yekan  mama  dukha dathavu ithi vrudha,
Thonnunninitha ajnana  budhikal keppozhum,
Thonnukilla  budhanmarkku athu yethume,
Jnan ithi ninnu  kasrthavennu thonnunnu,
Mansatharil  vrudha abhimamena  kel,
Lokam  nija karma  suthra  badham, sakhe,
Bogangalum  nija karmanusarikal.

Definitely no body has  thought in his mind,
About giving away of sorrows and pleasures,
Always   the ignorant  people  tend to think,
That  so and so is the one who gave pleasure to me ,
Or so and so  is the one who gave  sorrow  to me,
And such thoughts will not arise  to the wise men.
Hear , due to unnecessary  pride  some times,
We think that  we are the people who are doing it,
And  the world  is tied up by the thread of karma,
And all pleasures that  we enjoy  arise from real karma.

Mithraryu daseena  baandhava  dweshya,
Madhyastha suhrud  jana beda budhi bramam,
Chithramathre  niroopichaal  swakarmangal,
Yathra  vibhavyathe  thathra yadhaa thadhaa,
Dukham sukham   nija karma   vasaagatham,
 Okkeyum yennul kambu kondu ninachathil ,
Yadhyadruthagatham  thathra  kalanthare,
Thathad  bhujichu athi swasthanai  vaazhanam.

Friend, enemy , servant , relatives , those who hate us,
The go in between , people who love us  are only a mental illusion,
And our actions     if we think about it are strange,
 As we think , so it happens and sorrow  and pleasure ,
Are  completely  controllable   by our  real actions,
And when I thought   about   all these ,
 Whatever  speedily comes , should over time ,
Definitely become all right and we should live contented.

Bhogathinnai kondu kamikkayum venda,
Bhogam vidhi krutham  varjikkayum venda,
Vyarthamortholam vishadha  praharshangal,
Chithe  shubha ashubha  karma phalodhaya ,
Marthya deham  punya papangale  kondu,
Nithyam unlpannam  , vidhi vihitham sakhe.

 Do not go on desiring for pleasures,
Pleasures  come by fate and so there is no need to forsake it,
As far as I can think  worrying about them  is a waste,
The human body  whose mind  gives rise,
To  the good and bad  is the place ,
Where  sins and blessings  are produced,
And so all these  are  determined by fate.

Soukhya  dukhangal  sahajam yevarkkume ,
Neekkavathalla surasuranmaaralum,
Loka  sukhanantharam  dukhamai  varum,
Aakulamilla   dukhanantharam sukham,
Noonam  dina Rathri pole  gathagatham,
Manase  chinthikkil  athyum allado,
Dukha madhye   sukhamayum  varum pinne ,
Dukham  shuka Madhya samsthamayum varum,
Randum  anyonya  samyuthamai yevanum,
Undu, jala pankamenna pole    SAkhe ,
Aakayaal   dairyena   vidwajjanam   hrudhi,
Soka harshangal koodathe   vasikkunnu.
Ishtamayullathu  thanne varumbozhum,
Ishtam mallathathu thanne    varumbozhum,
Trushtahmana  maruvunnu budha janam,
Drushtamellam Maha mayethi bhavanaal.

Pleasures and pains are common to everyone,
And these  cannot be removed by devas or asuras,
In the world sorrow comes  after pleasure,
And no need to worry , it is followed by pleasure,
And they  keep on changing  like day and night ,
And when  we think about  it , it does not stop with that,
Pleasure  comes  in the middle  of sorrows,
And  sorrows   come  in  the  middle of pleasures,
And there  are people  for whom they are merged together ,
And friend they are like water  and mud ,
And because  of these , the learned people ,
Live  without  happiness and sorrow in their mind.

Itham Guhanum  Sumithrathmajanumai,
Vruthantha  bhedam  paranju  nilkkuneram,
Mithranudhichithu  sathwaram  RAghavan,
Nithya karamngalum  cheytharuli cheythu ,
“Thoni varuthuga “ yennappol Guhan nalla ,
Thoniyum konduvannasu, vanaginaan.

When Guha   and the son of Sumithra ,
Were talking  several  subjects ,
The Sun came up    and immediately Rama,
Finished   his morning rituals  and told,
“Arrange for a boat”  and immediately  Guha ,
Brought  immediately   a boat  and saluted him.


“Swmin, iyam    dronika  samaruhyathaam,
 Somithrina , Janakathmajayaa samam,
Thoni  thuzhayunnathum adiyan thanne,
Manava veera , Mama Prana vallabha,”

Oh Lord , please  get in to this boat,
Along with Lakshmana   and Janaki ,
I myself am going to row the boat,
Oh Valorous man , The lord of my soul.

Srunga veradhipan vakku ketta neram,
Mangala devathayakiya  Sitaye,
Kaiyum pidichu  karethi guhanude ,
Kaiyum pidichu karereedinaan,
Aayudham yellam eduthu  Soumithriyum,
Aayathamayoru  thoni krerinaan,
Jnanathi vargathodu koode  guhan  para-
Madaravodu  vahichithu thoniyum.

As soon as he heard the words of king  of Srungavera,
He first  helped Sita , who is the goddess of auspiciousness,
To get   in to the boat holding her hands,
Then he   got in ,  holding the hands  of Guha,
And  along   with all  the weapons,
Lakshmana   also got in  and ,
With the help extended  by his relatives,
Guha  rowed   the boat with great respect.

Mangalapangiyaam  Janaki deviyum,
Gangaya prarthichu  nannai vananginaal,
“Gange  Bhagawathi , devi Namosthuthe,
Sangena Shambhu than  mouliyil vazzhunna ,
Sundari, Haimavathi , Namosthe  namo,
Mandakini devi  Ganga namosthuthe,
Jnangal  vanavasavum kazhinju aadaraal,
Ingu vannal  bali poojakal nalguvan,
Rakshichu kolga  nee aapathu koodathe,
Dakshari vallabhe , gange , Namosthuthe,”
Itharam prarthichu  vandichirikkave ,
Sathwaram  parakulam gamicheedinaar,
THoniyil ninnu  thazhathirangi guhan,
Thane thozhuthu  apekshichaan manogatham,
“koode  vida kolvathinnu adiyanum oru
Aadal koodathe  anujna nalkeedanam ,
Pranangale kalanjeeduvaan  allaikil,
Enanga bimbanana , Jagathee pathe,”

The lady Sita who had  auspicious characters,
Prayed river Ganges   and saluted  her,
“Oh Ganges , Oh Goddess , My salutations,
Oh pretty one  who lives on the  crown of Shiva,
Oh golden lady , my salutations ,
Oh slow moving river , Oh goddess, Oh ganges, salutations,
When  we all come back after  the life in the forest,
And come here , I would offer you sacrifices and worship.”
And after    she prayed and saluted her ,
They speedily   reached  the  other shore,
Guha got out  of the boat, saluted them and told his wish,
“Please  give me permission to go  with you,
otherwise  I will gave away my life here ,
Oh Lord of  the universe , Oh God with moon like face.

Naishada vakhyangal  kettu manasi ,
SAnthoshena  Raghavan yevam arul cheythu,
“Sathyam  pathinnalu samvathsaram  vipina-
Thil vasichu  varuvan viravil jnan,
Chitha  vishadamozhinju  vaneedu nee ,
Sathya virodham  varaa Ramabhashitham.

Hearing the words of that  tribal ,
With a happy frame of mind Rama  told  him as follows,
“It is an oath , we would live  in the  forest.
For fourteen years   and  we surely  would come back,
And so  please  go and live  without worries,
Because   the words of Rama  will never become untrue.”

Itham oro vidham aruli cheythu,
Chitha modhena  Gadasleshavum cheythu,
Bhakthana  pokennayachu Raghuthaman,
Bhakthya  namaskaichu anjaliyum cheythu,
Mandam mandam  thoni mele guhan veendu,
Mandiram pukku chinthichu maruvinaan,

Like this he advised him  on several things,
And with wonderful joy hugged him tightly,
And then  that Rama  send back the devotee,
And he after  saluting him with great devotion ,
Slowly and slowly  Guha rode   the boat ,
And went  to his home  and became thoughtful.

2.10 Bharadwaja  Asrama  pravesam

(Entering in to hermitage of Bharadwaja)

Vaidehi  thannodu  koodave  Raghavan,
Sodaranodum  oru mrugathe  konnu,
SAdaram bhukthwa sukhena vasichithu,
Padapamoole  daladya thalp sthale,
Marthanda   devan udhichoranantharam,
Parthivan  arghyadhi nithya karmam cheuthu,
Chennu  Bhardwajanaya  thapodhanan,
Thannasrama  padathinnaduthu aadharaal,
Chitha modathodirunnoru nerathu,
Thathra  kanayithoru  vatu thanneyum.

Then Rama   along  with  Vaidehi(Sita) ,
And his brother , killed   a deer ,
And happily ate  it  and slept happily ,
On a bed of leaves  below a tree.
When the Sun rose up , he  finished,
His daily rituals  including washing of his feet,
And walked  towards the hermitage  ,
Of sage Bharadwaja  and  when they,
Were with joy, nearing the hermitage,
 They were  able to see a student of Vedas.

Appol  avanodu arul   cheythu  Raghavan,
“ Ippozhe  nee Muniyodu unartikkanam,
Raman Dasaratha  nandanan undu,
Than bhaminiyodum   anujanodum vannu,
Parthirikkunnathu tajanthikeyenna,
Vartha vaikathe yunathikku “ yennappol,
Thapasa sreshtanosu Brahmachari  chennu,
AAbhoga  santhoshamodu  cholledinaan,
“Asrama pranthe  Dasarathaputhranu,
Asritha vathsala , parthiruneedunnu ,”
Sruthwa  Bharadawajanitham  samuthaya,
Hasthe   samadhaaya  saargya paadhyadhiyum ,
Gathwa  Raghuthama sannidhow  sathwaram,
Bhakthyaiva  poojayithwa  saha Lakshanam,
Drushtwaa ramaavaram  Ramam dhayaparam,
Thushtyaa  paramanandabdhow muzhuginaan.

Then Rama   told him,
“Now itself  you  go and tell the sage ,
That Rama  the son of Dasaratha is here ,
Along with his wife    and   younger brother,
And  has   come and reached  near the hermitage,
And please go and tell    him without  any delay.,”
And that  student   went immediately and  told the sage,
Along  with  completely  brimming  happiness ,
“Oh lover of people who depend  on you,
The son of Dasaratha  is   near  our hermitage,”
And hearing this sage Bharadwaja  got up,
And taking  with him water  and other requirements,
Immediately went  in front  of Sri Rama,
And then he worshipped   him along with Lakshmana,
And seeing  Rama along with Lakshmi who are full of mercy,
 And  got drowned   in the  great joy.

Dasarathiyum Bharadwaja  padangal,
AAsu vananginaan bharyanujanwitham,
Aseervachana poorvam  munipungavan,
Aasyanandami yam aurli cheythu,
“padarajasaa pavithramaakeedu nee ,
Vedathmaka , mama  parna saalam imam.”

 Sri Rama   along with his brother and wife,
 Saluted   the feet  of  Bharadwaja ,
And with the  words of blessing that
Sage told  with great happiness ,
“ BY the dust of your feet   you purify,
Oh soul of Vedas , my hermitage.”

Itham mukthvotaja maaneeya  sithayaa ,
Sathya swaroopam  sahanujam sadaram,
Poojaa vidhanena  poojichutan ,
Bharadwaja thapodhana sreshtan  arul cheythu.”

After  telling this  he took  Sita ,
Rama who is the form of truth 
And Lakshmana inside the hut,
He worshipped them according to rules,
And then that  great sage  told them.

“Ninnodu sangamam undakuka  karanam,
Innu vannu  thapa saaphalya  mokkave ,
Jnatham  mayaa thavodantham  Raghupathe,
Bhoothamagamikam  vaa karuna nidhe,
Jnan arinjen  paramathma  bhavan Karya-
Manushanayithu  mayayaa  bhoothale .”

Due   to my meeting you today,
Today  I am getting the fruit of all  my penance ,
Oh Lord of Raghu clan, I know  all about your story,
The past as well  as the future , Oh treasure of mercy,
I understood  that  you are  the divine  spirit,
Which has become a man , by illusion in this earth.

Brahmanaa pandu samprarthithan aakayaal,
Janmam undayathu  yathonninnu yennathum,
Kanana  vasa avakasa mundayathum,
Jnan  arinjeedinen  innathinnu  yennado,
Jnana drushtyaa  thava  dhyanaika jathayaa,
Jnana moorthe  , sakalatheyum kandu jnan,
Yenthinnu jnan valare  paranjidunnu,
Santhushta budhyaa  krutharthanyen aham.

Due to being  requested by  Brahma  earlier,
For what  purpose  you have taken birth,
And also  the  reason for the life in  the forest,
I have understood  the reason for it,
With my divine vision which I got by praying you,
Oh personification of wisdom , I have seen everything,
Why should  I tell more about it ,
I  am  with a  joyful way  thankful to you.

Sripathi Raghavan  vandichu sadaram,
Thapasa  sreshtanou yevam  arul cheythu,
“Kshatra  bandhukalai ulloru jnangale ,
Chitha modathodu  anugrahikkename ,
Itham  anyonya  bhashanavum cheythu ,
Thathra  kazhinjathu  Rathri  muniyumai.

Then that  divine Lord  Rama saluted him,
And told as  follows to the great sage ,
“Be kind enough  to  bless  us who are ,
The friends and helpers of kings , with joy.”
Like that after  talking   with each other ,
The night  was over in the company of the sage.

2.11 Valmeekyasrama  pravesam

Entering into hermitage  of Valmiki

Uthanavum cheythu  ushasi  munivara,
Puthrarayulla  kumarakanmaarai,
Uthamamaaya kalindhi nadhiyeyum,
Utheerya thapada ishta maargena  poi ,
Chithra koodariye prapichathu javaal,
Thathra  Valmiki thannasramam  nirmalam,
Nana muni sangulam  kevalam,
Nana mruga  dwijaakeernam  manoharam,
Uthama  vruksha  latha parishobitham,
Nithya  kusuma  phala dala  samyutham,
Thathra  gathwaasamaaseenam munikula,
Sathamam  drushtwaa namaskaricheedinaan.

They got up at the break of dawn,
And along  with the lads who were  the sons,
Crossed  the river  Yamuna,
And after getting down  , proceeded ,
By the way shown to them by  the sages,
And reached  the Chithra koota mountain,
And there  they  went  to the  hermitage of Valmiki,
Which was pure ,  filled by several sages,
Full  of various  types  of animals,
Pretty , shining  with  good trees and climbers,
And which has  flowers , fruits and leaves produced daily,
And saw the sage who was sitting  and saluted him.

Ramam ramavaram  veeram manoharam,
KOmalam , shyamalam , kamadam, Mohanam,
Kandarpa  Sundara  mindivarekshanao,
Indraadhi  vrundarakai rabhi vanditham,
Bana thoonira  danurdaram vishtpa-
Thrana nipunam, Jatamakutojjwalam,
Janaki  lakshmanopetham raghuthamam,
Manavendram  kandu  valmikiyum  thadhaa,
Santhosha  bhashpa kulakshanaai Raghavan,
Than thirumeni gaadam punarneedinaan.

Seeing Rama, the blessed  valorous Rama  who is handsome,
Eye catching , black in colour , attractive , pretty,
Who is as pretty as God of love, who has eyes like blue lotus ,
Who is worshipped  by Indra  and the hoards  of devas,
Who carries arrows, bow and quiver ,
Who is an expert  in protecting  the world,
Who shines  with  the matted made up hair,
Who is accompanied  by  Sita and Lakshmana ,
Who is king among men , Valmiki shed tears  of joy,
And  embraced tightly the  body of Rama.

Narayanam, Paramananda vigraham,
Karunya peeyush sagaram  maanusham,
Poojayithwa  jagat poojyam  Jaganmayam,
Rajeeva lochanam , Rajendra sekaram,
Bhakthi poondu  Arghya paadhyadhigal kondu adha,
Mukthi pradanaaya  Nadhanu  sadaram,
Pakwa  madhura Madhu phala moolangal,
Okke  nivedichu bhojanartham mudhaa.

Narayana , the  form of  divine joy,
The   man who is sea of the nectar of mercy ,
Was worshipped  and  the most honorable of the universe,
He who pervades  all over universe, One who has lotus like eyes ,
The   great king  and the one who grants salvation  was  worshipped  with devotion,
By offering him  water  for drinking  and  washing his feet
And he was  offered  food  of fully ripe honey like fruits  and  roots.

Bhukthwa parisramam theerthu Raghavan,
Nathwaa muni varan thannodu  arul cheythu,
“Thathajnayaa  vanathinnu purapettu,
Sodaranodum  , janakathmajayodum,
Hethuvo  jnan parayanam yennillalo,
Vedanthinaam  bhavatham ariyamallo.

After  eating and taking rest  to remove tiredness,
And after saluting   the sage, Rama  told him,
“ Due to the orders  of father , I started ,
Along with my brother  and  daughter of Janaka,
And I do  not think that I should tell the reason,
For you a scholar  of Vedas  would be knowing it.

Yathoredethu Sukhena vasikkavu,
Sitayodum  koodi  yennarul cheyyanam,
Iddikil  ottu kalam vasicheeduvaan ,
Chithe  perikayundasa Mana Mune ,
Ingane yulla  divyanmar irikkunna,
Mangal desangal mukhyvasochitham.

Please tell me   where  I should live ,
Happily   along with Sita, for,
There is a desire in my mind ,
To stay here  for a long time,
For    these are auspicious  places ,
Where sages live is suitable  for living.

Yennathu kettu Valmiki Maha muni,
Mandasmitham  cheythu yeevannam arul cheythu,
“SArva lokangalum  ningal vasikkunnu,
SArva lokeshu neeyum vasichidunnu,
Ingane  sadaranam  nivasa sthalam,
Angane aakayal  yenthu chollavathum,
Sita sahithanai  vazhuvan yinnoru,
Desam viseshena  chodikka karanam,
Soukhyena  they vasippanulla  mandiram,
Aakhya viseshena  chollunnathundu jnan.

Hearing this the great sage  Valmiki,
Smilingly  told  as follows,
“All the worlds live in you,
And you live  all over  the world,
And since your place of residence is like this,
What shall I reply   to you?
Since you asked  for a suitable place ,
To live  along with Sita , I shall tell you,
About the home  where  you can live with her happily,
I  shall tell you this with description.

SAnthushtarai  samadrushtikalai  bahu,
Janthukkalil  dwesha heena mathikalai,
SAntharai  ninne japivvar thammude ,
Swantham  ninakku sukha vasa  mandiram,
Nithya dharmadharma mellam  upekshichu,
BHakthyaa bhavane  bhajikkunnavarude ,
Chitha sarojam bhavaniruneeduvaan,
Uthamami  vilangeedunna mandiram,
Nithyavum ninne saranamai  prapichu,
Nirdwadwadwrai  nispruharai , nireeharai,
Than manthra japakaramayulla manushar,
Thanmana pankajam they sukha mandiram.

For you the  house  where  you can live with happiness ,
Is the heart  of those who are  contented , tolerant ,
Who do not have  any hatred  to any beings,
Who are peaceful and meditate  your name .
The lotus like heart  of those  who have forsaken,
All the daily rituals but pray and sing about you
Is the house  which is very suitable for your living.
The lotus like heart of those , who have daily surrendered to you,
Who consider themselves  not any different from you,
Who do not have  any jealousy  in them,
Who  do not have worldly desires ,
And  who are  busy with  chanting your name.

SAntharai  nirahankarikalai,
Santha  raga dwesha  manasanmaarai ,
Loshatasma  kanchana  thulya  mathikalaam,
Sreshta mathikal  manasthava  mandiram,

The mind of those  very intelligent beings,
Who are peaceful , who do not have  pride ,
Who consider  mud and gold  as equal is your home.

Ningal samastha  karmangal samarpichu,
Ningale dathamayoru  manassodum,
Santhushtaraai  maruvunnavar manasam,
Santhatham they  sukha vasaya mandiram,
Ishtam labichittu  santhoshamillottum,
Ishte tharapthikku anuthapavum illa,
Sarvavum  mayethi  nischithya  vazhunna,
Divya manassu  thava  vasaya mandiram.

The house of those who have  dedicated,
All their actions to you  and live  with,
A mind given to you   and live ,
With great contentment  is always,
A suitable place of pleasurable stay to you.
The mind of those  who are not happy ,
By fulfillment  of all their   wishes.
Or are sad  by  non fulfillment of their desires,
And live with a firm faith that  all is illusion,
Is divine  and is the temple where  you live.

Shad bhava  vikarangal  okkeyum,
Ulpoovilorkkilo  dehathineyullu,
Kshuthrud  bhava sukha   dukhadhi sarvavum,
Chithe  vicharikkil athmavinillethum,
Itham urachu  bhajikkunnavarude ,
Chitham  thava  sukha vasaya  mandiram.

All the emotions   in the six stages  of life ,
Viz birth , childhood , teen age , youth  , old age  and death,
If we think within our mind  affect only the body,
All hunger , thirst , pain   and pleasure ,
If we think  are not applicable to the soul.
The mind of those they believe in this,
And   sing about you  is a good home for you.

Yavouruthan  bhavantham param  chilghanam,
Veda  swaroopam, anantham yekam  sathaam,
Vedantha vedhyamadhyam  , jagal karanam,
Nadantharoopam para Brahmam achyutham,
Sarva gruhasayastham  samasthadhaaram,
Sarva gatham  parathhmaana malepakam,
Vasudevam  varadam  vaaranyam  Jagad,
Vasinaam aathmanaa  kanunnathum sadaa ,
Thasya chithe  Janakathmajaya samam,
Nissamsayam vasicheeduga  Sri pathe.

His  mind who is able   to always see  your form,
As the divinely dense  form of Vedas,
Which is limitless , which is alone ,
Which is the beginning of Vedas  and Vedanthas ,
Which is  the cause of universe , which is  form at the end of sound,
Which is the divine Brahmam , Which is Achyutha ,
Which  is in all homes , which is the basis  of all,
Which goes everywhere , which is the called the divine soul,
Which is Vasudeva , Which is the one who blesses,
Which is that wished by all and which  lives  all over the universe,
Is a very suitable place  for you and daughter of janaka to live.

Santhatha abhyasa  drud krutha chethasam,
SAnthatham  thwal pada sevarathathmanam,
Santhatham  thwannama  manthra japa  suchi,
Santhosha chethasaam , bhakthi dravaythmaanam,
Amthargathanai  vasikka nee sitayaa,
Chinthitha chinthamane, dhayaa varidhe.

Oh God who gives all just by thought ,  oh sea  of mercy,
Along with Sita  you please   live  in the mind of those,
Whose mind has become firm by constant practice
Who are always interested  in serving your feet,
Who  are  always interested in chanting your name,
 And who are  happy and rich   with great devotion,
Along with  a form that cannot be known by everyone.


2.12  Valmikiyude  Athma  katha

(The biography of Valmiki)

Karnamrutham   thava nama mahathmyamo,
Varnippathinnu  aarkkum  aavathumallallo,
Chinmayanaya  nin nama mahima yaal,
Brahma muniyai channjithu jnanado

No one can possibly adequately   describe,
The greatness  of  your nectar like name ,
And by the greatness  of your divine self,
I am  a Brahma   sage, please  unsderstand.

Durmathi jnan kirathanmaarumai puraa,
Nirmarydhakal cheythen pala  tharam,
Janma rathra  dwijathwam  munnamullathum,
Brahma  karmangal  okke  vedinju jnaan.
Sudra samachara thalparanayoru,
Shudra tharuniyumai vasichen chiram.

I was evil minded and along with hunters,
I did several disrespectful things  several times,
Though I was born  in a Brahmin family earlier,
I forsook all the rituals  of a Brahmin,
And I got interested in the activities of Shudras,
And I lived  with a shudra  girl for some time.

Puthrareyum valare janippichithu ,
Nisthrapam choranmarodu koode chernnu,
Nithyavum choranaio  villum ambum  darichu,
Yethra  janthukkale   konnen chathichu jnan,
Yethra vasthu parichen dwijanmarodu,
Matha muneendra vanathil  ninnekadaa.

I produced  several sons ,
And without shame  joined along with thieves,
I  daily became a thief  and  wearing bow and arrow,
 I killed  several beings by deceiving them ,
I plundered  much material from Brahmins,
And once   in a forest   of sages,

Saptha munigal  varunnathu kandu jnan ,
Thathra vegena  chennen munimarude ,
Vasthradhikal  paricheduvaan moodanai,
Madhyahna marthanda  theja swaroopikal,
Nirdhayam  prapthanam  dushtanam yenneyum,
Vidrutham  nirjane  ghora  mahavane ,
Drushtwaa  sasambramam yennodarul cheythu,
“Thishta, thisht , thwaya  karthavyam athra kim,
Dushtamathe  paramartham paragennu ,
Thushtyaa muni varanmaar  arul cheythappol,
Nishtoorathmavaya  jnanum   avarkalodu,
Ishtam madheeyam  paranjen nruparaja.

When I saw seven sages coming there.
I went there  speedily   for plundering,
The cloths of the sages like an idiot.
Those  sages with the shine of the noon sun,
Seeing  me , a bad man, approaching them ,
Without any mercy , speedily  in the dense forest ,
Without any human beings , with  great nervousness,
Told  me, “stop, stop , what are you doing?
Oh  bad man , tell us the  truth,”
And  when those satisfied sages told like that,
I being a very cruel soul ,  Oh king,
I told them “That is my wish”

Puthra daradhikal undenekkethrayum,
Kshud prapeedithar aayirikkunu,
Vruthi kazhippan  vazhi pokkorodu jnan,
Nithyam pidichu parikkumarakunnu,
Ningalodum  graheecheedanam yethanum ,
Yingane chinthichu  vegena  vannu jnan.

I have several   sons  and  wives,
And they have been affected  by hunger and thirst,
And as a profession  I  steal  things,
From the wayfarers and I have,
To take  something from you also,
Thinking like that I came speedily here.

Chonnar muni varanmaar   athu kettudan,
Yennodu manda smitham cheythu sadaram,
“Yengil nee  jnangal  chollunnathu kelkkanam,
Nin kudumbathodu   chennu chodhikka  nee,
Ningale cholli  jnan cheyyunna papangal ,
Ningal koode  pakuthottu vaangeedumo?
Yennu  nee chennu  chodhichu varuvolam,
Ninnudum   athraiva  jnangal nissamsayam.

As soon as they heard  it those great sages told,
To me    with great  respect  and with a smile,
“Then you should obey what we tell,
You go and ask your family members,
 Would all of you be prepared  to share ,
The sins that  I do for the sake of you?
Till  you  go and ask  and come back,
Without any doubt   , we will stand here.

Ithamakarnya  jnan veendu poi  chennu mal-,
Puthra  daradhikalodu  chodhyam cheithen,
“Dushkarma sanchayam  cheythu jnan ningale,
Yokke  bharichu kollunnu  dinam prathi,
Thal phalam  mottottu  ningal vangeedumo?
Mal papam okke jnan   thanne bhujikkenamo,
SAthyam parayanam”  yennu jnan chonathinnu ,
Utharamai  avar  yennodu chollinaar,
“Nithyavum  cheyyunna karma  guna phalam,
Karthavozhinju  mathanyan bhujikkumo?
Thanthan nirantharam  cheyyunna karmangal ,
Than than  anubhavicheeduga yenne varu.”

Hearing this  I went  to my house  and asked,
My wives and sons  as follows,
“Daily I do several sins   for looking after  all of you,,
And would you share that sin  that I commit with me,
Or should I alone  eat all those  sins?
Please tell me the truth”  , When I asked like this,
They told  me as a reply to my question,
“For the good and bad that  are being done daily,
Who else  but the doer will eat the sin?
 For all   actions that you do yourself,
You yourself   should face the consequences.”

Jnan athu kettu Jatha nirvedanai,
Manase  chinthichu  chinthichoro tharam,
Thapasanmaar  ninnarullunna dikkinnu ,
Thapena chennu  namaskaricheedinen,
Nithya thapodhana sangama hethuna,
Sudhamai  vannithen anthakaranavum.

Hearing that I got disinterested in that life,,
Thought and again thought in my mind,
And  with sorrow  reached  the place,
Where the sages were standing  and saluted them.
Due to  my  contact  with  those sages,
My mind  became  very pure.

Thyakthwaa dhanu saradhyangalum  dhoore jnan,
Bhakthyaa namaskarichen pada  sannidhou,
“Durgathi sagare  magnanai veezhuvaan,
Nirgamacheedum yenne  karunathmanaa,
Rakshichu kollename  saranagatha ,
Rakshanam bhooshanamallo  Mahathmanam,”
Spashtam ithykthwa  pathitham  padanthike,
Drushtwaa  muni varanmaarum arul cheythu.

After  throwing out the bow and arrows far away,
I  saluted their feet  with  great devotion  and told,
“Please save me   who was preparing  to  drowning  in the ,
Sea  of hell  with   great mercy , for saving those who surrender,
To  them   is an ornament  to great people”,
After clearly telling  this I fell at their  feet,
And seeing that  those great sages  told me.

“Uthishta  bhadram uthishta  they  santhatham,
Swasthyasthu  chitha shidhi  sa deiva sthuthe ,
Sadhya phalam  varum  sajjana  sangamam,
Vidwath jananaam mahathwamethath drusam,
Innu thanne  tharunnundoru   upadesam,
Yennal  ninakku athinaale gathi varum.”

Get  up ,  you  please  get up  now,
You will get peace of mind by praying the God,
And  by  company of good people  and learned people ,
You would get  immediate result  and see it soon.
We will  teach you  even today itself,
So that  you will get salvation because of that.

Anyonyamaalokanam  cheythu manase,
Dhanya  thapodhanarum vicharichu,
“Durvruthan yetham dwijadaman ivan,
Divya janathalum  upekshya nennagilum,
Raksha  rakshethi   saranam gamichavan,
Rakshaneeyan  prayathnena  dushtopi  vaa,
Moksha maargopadesena rakshikkanam,
Sakshaal  para brahma  bodha pradhanena.

After  thinking as well  as consulting with each other,
Those  honourable sages  thought like  this,
“He is one  with bad character as well as a debased Brahmin,
And though he  is being forsaken by  divine  people,
He has come  to surrender  to us  saying Save, Save,
And  so  though he is a bad  one he is fit to be saved,
By   giving  him the knowledge  of the divine Brahmam.”

Itham ukthwa  Rama nama varna dwayam,
Vyathyastha  varna roopena  cholli thannar ,
“nithyam maramarathyevam  japikka nee,
Chitham yekgramaaki  kondu  anaratham,
Jnangal ingottu  varuvolavum  punar.
Yingane thanne   japichirunnedu nee .”

Saying this  they taught me two ,
“Rama” words in a different way, and  told,
“Daily  please  chant mara mara ,
With a  concentrated mind  without break.
Till we   again come   back ,
You please  chant the same  thing”.

Itham anugraham dathwaa muneendranmaar,
Sathwaram  divya padhaa gamicheedinaar.
Nathwaa marethi   japichicinrunnen aham,
Bhakthyaa  sahasra yugam  kazhivolavum,
Puthu kondu  yennudal  moodi maramjithu ,
Muthum maranju  chamanjithu  bahyavum,
Thapasendramarum yezhunelli naar,
Gopathimarudayam  cheythathu pole,
Nishkramichidennu  chonnathu kettu jnan,
Nirgamicheedinen aasu nakudharaal.”

After  giving blessing like this, those great sages,
Went along the divine  path,
And I started chanting Maraa with great devotion,
For  a period of one thousand  yugas  with devotion,
And I was completely hidden by  an ant hill,
And I  was completely  hidden   from outside,
And at that  time those great sages  came there,
And hearing their words  “come out”,
And  I came out  breaking  the ant hill.

Valmeeka madhyathaa ninnu janikkayaal,
Muneendranmaar  abhidhanavum cheythaar,
“Valmeekiyaam  muni sreshtan bhavan, bahu,
Lamnaya Vedhi yai , brahmajan aaka nee,”
Yennarul  cheythezhnneli  munikalum,
Annu thudangi  jnan ingane vannathum,
Rama namathin prabhavam nimithamai,
Rama,  jnan inganyai chamanjeedinen,
Innu  Sita  sumithathmajanmaarodum,
Ninne mudhaa  kanunnathinnu avakasavum,
Vannithenikku munnam cheytha punyavum,
Nannai  phalichu Karuna jala nidhe,
Rajeevalochanam  Ramam Dhayaparam,
Rajendrashekaram  Raghavam chakshusha,
Kanaya moolam  vimuthanayen aham,
Thrana nipuna , tridasa kula pathe.

Since I was  born again out of an ant hill(Valmika) ,
Those great  sages   also named  me,
“You are the great sage  called Vamiki,
May you know all the Vedas  and become a sage of Brahma,”
 Saying that  those  great sages went their way,
And from that  day  I had come here ,
Due to the power of the name of Rama,
Oh Rama, I became  as you see me,
And today  I got a chance to see you ,
Along with Sita and son of Sumithra,
Possibly due  to the good deeds  that I have done earlier ,
Have   given me this good result , Oh sea  of the  water of mercy,
Oh lotus eyed one ,Oh Rama, Oh merciful one,
Oh son of a great king , Oh Raghava ,
By seeing you by my own eyes,
I have attained  freedom  from desires,
Oh expert in saving , Oh Lord of the devas.

“Sithaya sardham vasipathinayoru,
Modha kara sthalam  katti tharuvaan jnan,
Ponnalum’, yennu  yezhunellinnan  anthike,
Chernnulla  sishya  parivruthanaam muni,
Chithra kootachala gangayoranthara,
Chithramayoru utajam theerthu maamuni,
Thekkum, vadakkum , kizhakkum padinjarum,
Akshi vimohanamai  randu salayum,
Nirmichivide   yirikkennu arul cheythu,
Manmada thulyan  janakaja thannodum,
Nirmalannaigiya  Lakshmanan thannodum,
Brahmathmanaa maruveedinaan Ramanum,
Valmikiyaal  nithya  poojithanai sadaa ,
Kamyangiyayulla  Janaki thannodum,
Sodaranagiya  Lakshmanan thannodum,
Sadaramananda mul kkondu mevinaan,
Deva mni  vara   sevithanaikiya,
Devarajan  divi vazhunnthu pole.

For comfortably living with Sita,
I would show a place  , come with me”
Thus telling  he    went  along .
Surrounded  by his various disciple sages,
To a place in between Ganges  and Chithrakoota  mountain,
And sage   constructed  there  a very pretty hermitage,
And constructed  two roads  from east to west and south to north,
Which were  extremely pretty   to look at,
And requested  Rama  to live there, along ,
With Sita who was  equivalent to god of love,
And  brother Lakshmana  who was pure,
Rama   who was the Brahmathma  lived there,
Being  daily worshipped   by Valmiki,
 Along   with Sita who had pretty limbs,
And   along with  his brother Lakshmana,
And lived there  with great happiness,
Similar  to  Indra   the king of devas being  served 
By Narada  and living  on earth.

 

2.13 Dasarathande  Charama gathi

The death of Dasaratha

Manthri varanaam  sumanthrarum  yeriyaa,
Rathasaa scha  chennayodhya pukkedinaan,
Vasthrena  vakthravum aachadhya  kannu neer,
Athyartham mithithu  veendum  thudachum,
Atherum  purathu bhagatthu nirthi chennu,
Dheerathayode  vananginaan,
“Dhatri pathe , Jaya veera moule , jaya,
Sasthramathe , jaya souryambhudhe , jaya ,
Keerthi nidhe , Jaya  swaminm, jaya , jaya,
Marthanda  gothra Jatha uthamsame , jaya,
Yitharam cholli  sthuthichu vanangiya ,
Bruthyonadu aasu chodhichu nrupothaman.

 That minister Sumanthra  after  getting in to the chariot,
Reached  Ayodhya , covering  his face  with a cloth,
Shedding copious tears , which he again and again wiped.
He  parked   that chariot  outside Dasaratha’s home,
And   with great courage  saluted the king and told,
“Oh lord of earth , Victory to  the valorous crown,
Victory to one with intelligence , Victory  to the sea of valour,
Victory  to treasure of fame  , Victory to the master, victory,victory,
Oh great one   born in the  clan of sun god, victory,
To that servant who told like this and praised  by him,
That   great  king   asked   at that time.

“Sodaranodum , janakathmajayodum,
Yethoru  dikkilirikkunnu Raghavan,
Nirlajja nai, athi  papiyaam yennodu,
CHolluvan yenthonnu cholliyathu yennude,
Lakshmanan , yendhu paranju viseshichu,
Lakshmi samamaya Janaki deviyum,
Ha Rama, Ha guna varidhe  Lakshmana,
Varija lochana , Bale Mithilaje,
Dukham muzhuthu  marippan thudangunna,
Dushkrithiyaam  , yennarikathu irippanum,
Makkaleym   kandenikku  marippanum
Ikkalam illathe  vannu   sukkruthvam.

“Where  is Rama   along with the daughter of Janaka ,
As well his brother , and what did he tell to inform me,
Who is shameless   and a   very great sinner,
What  message  did Lakshmana   sent to me?
And also   the Goddess Lakshmi like  Janaki,
Hey Rama , Hey ocean of good qualities, Hey Lakshmana,
Hey  lotus  eyed lass who is the daughter  of Mithila,
 To be near me  who  due to heightened sorrow,
Am nearing my death , who is there ?
And my bad luck is that  I am,
Going to die not seeing  my children.

Itham paranju kezhunna  nrupendranodu,
Ul thapamodu ura cheythu  Sumanthrarum,
“Sri Rama  Sita, Sumithrathjanmare,
Theril  yethi kondu poyen thavagnaya,
Srungi verakhya  pura savidhe  chennu,
Ganga thate  vasichidum  dasanthare,
Kandu thozhuthithu Srungiveradhipan,
Kondu vannu Guhan  moola phaladikal.

To the king who was crying like this after  telling like this,
Along with a great pain in the mind Sumanthra told,
“As per your orders  , I took  in the  chariot,
Rama ,  Sita  and son of Sumathra ,
And when we reached Srungi verakhya pura,
 And  when we were living in the banks of Ganges,
The king of Srungiverakhyapura  , Guha,
Brought   several  roots   and fruits.”

Trikaikai  kondu  thottu prigrahichu,
Aa kumaranmaar  jatayum darichithu,
Pinne  Raghutham yennodu  chollinaan,
“Yenne niroopichu  dukhiyayaka aarume,
Chollenam yennude thathanodum  bala,
Allal  ullathil undakathirikkanam.
Soukhya mayodhyayilerum  vanangalil,
Mokha sidhikkum  peruvazhiyai varum,
Mathavinnum namaskram viseshichu,
Khedam yenne kurichu  undakaruthu yethum,
Pinneyum pinneyum  cholga  pithavu,
Athi khinnamai  vardakhya  peedithanaakayaal,
Yenna pinjulla  dukham aseshavum ,
Dhanya vakhyamrutham  kondu dakeedanam.”

Those lads  accepted  just by touching them,
 And they   both wore  the matted hair there ,
And later   Sri Rama told to me as  follows,
“Let no one  be sad  thinking about me,
You have to tell this to my father and request him,
Not   to worry too  much in his mind about me,
In fact in forests  life is more pleasant than Ayodhya,
And it is also the high way to attain salvation,
My salutations to my mother , With a request,
That  she should not have  special sorrow  about me,
And tell this again and again because my father ,
Is  very old   and extremely sad , he should ,
Control  the sorrow of parting with me,
By  the blessed  nectar  like words.”

Janakiyum  thozhuthu yennodu chollinaal,
Aanana  padmavum thazhthi mandam mandam,
Aasu  kanangalum vaarthu   sagadhgadham,
“ Shusru padeshu  Sashtangam namaskaram,
Thoni kareri  guhanodu koodave ,
Prana viyogena  ninnen adiyanum,
Akkara chennu irangi poi maravolam,
Yikkare  ninnu sava sareeram pole ,
Nalanju  nazhiga chennavare  Dairya,
Maalabhya  mandam  nivruthan aayeedinen.

Janaki also  saluted me   and told,
From  her lotus like face , slowly and slowly,
With shedding tears  and stuttering voice,
“My salutations to the feet of my father in law”,
And then they got in to the boat  along with Guha,
And when they parted with me, I stood there,
 Till they reached the other shore  and disappear from my vision,
And I stood in this shore   like the body of a dead man,
And  only after passing five six miles , I  got back,
My courage   and slowly  got free of that feeling.

Thathra Kausalya  paranju thudanginaal,
“Dathamallo  pandu pande vara dwayam,
Ishtayayoru Kaikeyikku Rajyamo,
Thustanai  nalgiyaal prorayirinnithO?
Mal puthrane  kanananthe  kalavathinu,
Yi papi  yenthu pizhachithu deivame,
Yevamellam  varuthi thaniye  pari-
Devanam  cheyvathinnenthu karanam?

Then Kausalya   started   telling  as follows,
“ The two boons   have been given long long ago,
 To  the very dear Kaikeyi, was it not,
Sufficient to give  her  a kingdom with happiness?
What bad acts  has this sinner  done,
So that her son is sent   to the forest,
And what is the reason  for all this ,
Cry   and wail   from our  part?

Bhoopathi Kausalya  chonnoru vakkukal ,
Thapena kettu  mandam paranjeedinaan,
“ Punnil oru kolli vekunnathu  pole,
Punyamillathe maam khedippiyayaga nee?
Dukhamul kondu  marippan   thudangu men,
 Ulkkambu  urukki chamakkayka  vallabhe,
Prana prayanameduthu  thapodhanan,
Prana viyoge  sapichathu karanam.

The king  heard  the words  told  by Kausalya,
With great pain  and slowly told,
“Without any purpose  why are you ,
Keeping a  burning stick on a  wound ,
And  increasing   my sorrow?
Please  do not melt my inner  feelings,
At a time  when I am  going to die of  sorrow,
And this is because  of the curse of a sage ,
When he was  preparing   to die.”

Kelkka nee  sapa vruthantham , manohare,
Sakshal  thapswikal  easwaranmaar allo,
Ardha rathrou  sara jalavum chapavum,,
Hasthe darichu  mrugaya  vivasanai,
Vahini  theere vananthara manase,
Mohena nilkkunna neramoru  muni,
Dahena  matha pithakkal  niyogathaal,
Sahasthodu iruttathu  purapettu,
Kumbhavum kondu neer koruvaan vannavan,
Kubena  vellam anbodu  mukkum vidhou,
Kumbhathil   neerakam pukku shabdham  kettu,
Kumbhi  thumi kkayil ambpgatham ithi,
Chinthichudan  nadha bhedinam  sayakam,
Sandhaya   chape  drudam  ayacheedinen.

Oh darling , you please hear  about the history of the boon,
For the   real   great saints are   really gods,
One midnight wearing   the bow  and collection of arrows,
In my hand , attracted  by hunting of animals,
When I was standing on the shore of river  in a deep forest,
 With great desire to hunt ,  one   sage  who was  sent ,
By his father  and mother who were thirsty,
With a great valour  came out in the darkness,
 With a pot to draw   water and when he was drawing water ,
Hearing the sound of water entering the pot,
Thinking that  it is the sound of water  entering the elephant’s trunk,
I sent the   arrow called “splitter  of sound” from my bow.

“Ha, Ha, Hathosmyaham , Ha, ha , Hathosmyaham,
Ha, “  hethi  kettithu   manisha vakyavum,
“Jnan oru dosham aarodume cheitheela,
Kena vaa hantha , hathoham  vidhe, vrudhaa,
Parthirikkunnathu   matha pithakkanmar,
Aarthi kai kondu  thannerkku dahijkkayaal.”
Itharam marthya nadham   kettu  jnan athi,
Thrasthanai  thathra chennathalodum  thadhaa,
Thapasa  balakan  padangalil veenu ,
Thapena chonnen  muni suthanodu jnan.

“Ho , ho, I am being killed , Ho , ho, I am being killed”
I heard  a human sound like that ,
“I have not done any harm to anybody,
Then why  should I be killed , killed this way , for nothing,
My mother  and father   are  waiting ,
Greatly  wanting     water due to great thirst,”
Hearing a human sound like that, I,
Became greatly fear stuck , went there immediately,
And the  saintly lad  fell at my feet,
And with   sorrow  I told the son of the sage.”

“Swamin  dasarathanaaya  Rajavu jnan,
Mamaparadhinam  Rakshikka vename ,
Jnan ariyathe  mrugayaa vivasanaai,
 Aana   thanner kudikkum  nada mennorthu,
Bana meithen  , athi papiyayoru jnan,
Pranan  kalayunnathundini vaikathe.”

“Sir , I am the king Dasaratha,
I am the culprit, please save me,
I without knowing but interested in hunting,
 Thinking that  it is the sound of elephant drinking water ,
Have shot an arrow  and I who am a sinner ,
Will  soon take away my life.”

“Padangalil veenu  keenudum yennodu,
Khedham  kalarnnu chonnan muni balakan,
“Karmamathre  thadukkavathu alla aarkkume,
Brhama hathyaa papam undakayilla they,
Vysyan athre jnan , mama pithakkanmmare,
Aswasippikka  nee yethume vaikathe ,
Vardhakyameri  jara narayum poondu ,
Nethravum  kanathe parthiruneedunnu,
Dahena  jnan jalam  kondangu chelluvaan,
Daham kedukka  thanner  koduthini,
Vruthantham  yellam avarodu  ariyikka,
SAthyamennal avar  ninneyum rakshikkum,
Yennude thathnu  kopa mundakilo,
Ninneyum  basmam aakkedum ariga nee ,
Prangal pokanju  peedayundethavum,
Banam parikka  nee vaikaruthu yethume,
Yennathu kettu salyadha marjanam cheythu,
Pinne  saajjalam  kalasavum kai kondu,
Dampathi mar irikkunna  avidekkathi,
Sambramathode  jnan chillum dasanthare,
“Vrudhathayodu  nethrangalum  veru pettu,
Ardha rathrikku  visannu dahichaho,
Varthikkumyengalkku  thannerkku poyoru ,
Puthranum innu  marannu kalanjitho,
Mathillasrayam  jnangalkku oru nalum,
Mutham  bhvaan  ozhinjendhu  vaikeeduvaan,
Bhakthi man yethavum   munnamellam,
Athi swasthanai  vannitho nee Kumara , Balal.”

To me who has fallen at his feet and crying ,
With sorrow told that  son of the sage with sorrow,
“ That  is my Karma  and so no one can stop it,
You  will not have  the sin of Brahma  hathya ,
Because  I  am a merchant , so without delay,
Go and console my   mother  and father ,
Who are  very old , greatly disabled ,
And waiting for me without even eyes,
With thirst , so that  they can drink water,.
You first give them water and later ,
Tell all that  happened here.
If it is the truth they will save you ,
But  if father  gets   really angry,
Understand that  he will make you in to ash.
I am having   very great  suffering ,
Because I am not dying , so  without delay,
Take out this arrow from my body,
Hearing that , I took out the arrow  from him,
And along with the pot of good  water,
When I reached  with great nervousness,
To the place  where  the couple were  sitting,
“ Apart from  being old we have also lost our eyes,
And  at this midnight  for us who  are thirsty and hungry,
Our son has gone to bring water . Why this delay?
Has he forgotten us? For  us except you,
There is no body to take care  of us  ,
Why is there  a delay on your part?
You are  a devotee  and earlier ,
Oh son, you were  not neglecting us?”

Yiprakaram  niroopichirikkum vidhou,
Mal pada  vinyasaja dwani  kelkkaai,
Kaal perumatham  madheeyam   thadhaa kettu,
Thalparyamode  paranju Janakanum,
“Vaikuvan yenthu moolam , mama nandana,
Vegena thanner thariga  thariga nee sadaram”,
Itham akarnya jnanum dampathimaar padam,
Bhakthyaa namaskarichu  yethrayum beethanai,
Vruthantham mellam ariyichitha neram,
“Puthranallalla  Ayodhya adipanakiya ,
Pruthwee varan  jnan, Dasarathan yennu per,
Rathrou vanathe  mrugaya vivasanai,
Sardhula mukhya mrugangaleyum konnu ,
Parthirunneen nadhi theere  mrugasayaa.”

When they were  talking like this ,
The sound of my footsteps was being heard there ,
And hearing  the sound of my foot fall,
With great  interest  that father  told,
“What is the reason for the delay , oh our son,
Give us water , water  quickly , immediately,”
And when I heard this  I saluted  the feet,
Of the couple with devotion  and with great fear,
Told them about all  the happenings  that took place,
“I am not your son but I am   ,
The king and ruler of Ayodhya and my name is Dasaratha,
With interest in hunting  I came to forest at night ,
And after killing   several wild animals,
When I was waiting in the banks of the river for more hunt,”

“Kumbhathil  neerakam pukku shabdham kettu ,
Kumbhee  varan  nija  thumbi kkaram thannil,
Ambassu kollunna  sabdhamennu orkkayaal.
Ambatachen ariyathe athum balaal,
Puthrannu konda nearathu karachil kettu,
Yethrayum  bheethanai  thathra cheneedinen,
Balane kandu  namakarichen , athu moolam,
Avanum yennodu cholledinaan,
“Karmamahre mama vannathithu  thava,
Brahma  hathya papam  mundakayilla  they,
Kannum podinju   vayassum yere  pukku,
Parna  salanthe   visannu  dahathodum,
Yenneyum parthirikkum pithakkanmaarkku,
Thanner kodukka : yennu yennodu chollinaan,
“Jnan athu kettu uzathodu  vannen ini ,
Jnanikalaam  ningal okke kshamikkanam,
Sri Pada  pankajam menniye mathilla,
Papiyayor  adiyannu avalambanam,
Janthu vishaya  krupavaranmaar allo,
Santhatham   thapasa pungavanmaar  ningal.”

“Hearing the sound  of water  entering the pot,
Thinking that  is the sound   of water being,
Taken in a trunk   by a great  elephant,
I send   an arrow   to that place with strength,
And when it hit your son , hearing his cry,
 I went there  greatly  afraid,
And saluted   your son,
And   then he told me as follows,
“What  has  come  to me is due to Karma,
You will  not have the sin of Brahma hathyaa,
Without eyes   and with greatly old age ,
My parents  due to great hunger and thirst ,
Are  waiting for me in the hermitage,
And to them please  give water.”
When he told  me like this,
 I have come here speedily ,
You  who are  wise people should  pardon me,
And this sinner   does not have  ,
Any other support except your lotus like feet ,
And you being great  sages  ,
Are  people   who have great mercy on animals.

Itham akarnya  karanju karanjavar  ,
Yeethrayum  dukham kalarnnu   cholledinaar ,
“Putran yevide kidakkunithu bhavan,
Thathraiva jnangale kondu poyyedenam.”
Jnan athu kettu  avar thamme  yeduthu,
Dheenathyodu magan udal kattinen,
Kashtamahantha , kashtam  karmam yennavar ,
Thottu thalodi thanaya   sareeravum.

Hearing this   after  crying a lot ,
With very great   they sorrow told me ,
“Where  does our son lay, Sir,
You please  take us there ,
Hearing this  I carried them  there ,
And with  humility showed them,
The body  of their son ,Alas, alas,
They said  this is our Karma,
And touched  and patted  the body of their son.”

Pinne pala tharam choilli vilapichu,
Khinnathayodu  avar yennodu chollinaar ,
“Nee  yini nalla  chitha chamachidenam,
Theeyum  metham  jwalippichu vaikidathe ,
Thathra jnanum  chitha kootinen anneram,
Puthrena  sakam pravechavargalum,
Dagdha dehanmaarai  chennu moovarum,
Vruthari lokam  gamichu vannedinnar.

Then they told several things and cried,
And with great sorrow they  told me,
“Now you have to make  a good funeral pyre,
And  lit the fire to it without delay.”
Then I  immediately built up a pyre ,
And they along with their son entered that pyre,
And  with their burnt body  , those three ,
 Went  to  the heavens   and lived there.

Vrudha thapodhanan  anneram yennodu,
Puthra sokathal  marikkennu chollinaan,
Sapa kalam  samagathamayithu,
Thapaa vakhyam  asathyamayum varaa”
Mannan yevam paranju vilapichu ,
Pinneyum , pinneyum kenu thudanginaan,
“Haa Rama, puthraa , haa sithe , janakaje ,
Ha Rama , Lakshmana , Ha ha Gunanambudhe ,
Ningaleyum pirinju yen marjanam  punar,
Ingane  vannathu Kaikeyi sambhavam “
Rajeeva nethrane chinthich  chithichu,
Raja dasarathan  pukku   suralayam.

That old  sage   at that time told me,
You would die due to sorrow  of parting with your son,
And the  period of the curse  has  arrived,
And the words  of the sage   can never  become a lie.”
The king saying this cried a lot,
And again and again  started crying,
“Hey Rama, Hey son , Hey Sita, Hey  daughter of Janaka,
Hey Rama, Hey Lakshmana, Hey hey ocean of all that is good,
This death has come to me  after parting with you due to Kaikeyi.”
Thinking and thinking about the lotus eyed one,
The king Dasaratha   entered  the heavens.

 

2.14  Bharathagamanam

The coming of Bharatha

Dukhichu Raja nari janavum  punar,
Okke  vavittu  karanju  thudanginaar,
Vakshasi thadichu  kezhunna ghoshangal,
Thalkshanam  kettu  Vasishta munendranum,
Manthikalodu muzhari sasmbramam,
Anthapuramakam  pukku aruli cheythu,
“Thaila maya  droni thannilaakku  Dara-
Palakan  thannudalk  kedu vaneedaivaan.

All ladies attached to the king   started crying,
Again they started  crying loudly ,
And  the sound of their cry  and beating on their  chests,
Was immediately heard    by  the great  sage Vasishta,
And after  consulting with ministers  with  anxiety,
 They entered  the private  quarters   and told,
The kings body should be  put in an oil boat,
 So that  the body does not deteriorate.

Yennarul  cheythu , dhoothanmareyum   vilichu,
Innu thanne  ningal vegena pokanum,
Vegamereedum kutharayeri chennu,
Kekaya rajyamakam  pukku  cholluga,
Mathulanaaya  Yudhajithinodu  yini,
Yethume  kalam kalayathe  ayaykanam,
Sathrugnanodum , Bharathane  yennu athi,
Vidrutham  chennu cholga  , yennayacheedinaan,
Sathwaram  kekaya rajyamakam pukku,
Nathwaa  Yudhajithinodu  cholledinaar,
“Kelkka neupendra , Vasishtan arul cheytha,
Vakkugal,  Shatrugnanodum   Bharathane ,
Yethume vaikathe  ayodhyakku ayakka” yennu,
Dhootha vakyam ketta neram  Naradhipan,
Balakanmaarodu  pogennu chollinaan,
Kale  purapettithu kumaranmaarum,

After  saying this , he called the envoys,
And told them, “You have   to go today itself,
To the Kekaya  kingdom  and tell ,
The king Yudhajith  who is the uncle ,
To send  without wasting any time,
Shatrugna   and Bharatha  very immediately ,
They who were sent  quickly entered  the Kekaya kingdom,
Saluted the king Yudhajith and told him,
“Please hear king , these  are  the words,
Of Sage Vasishta , Please  send Shatrugna  ,
And Bharatha  to Ayodhya  without any delay ,
And hearing these   words of the   envoy that king,
Told the   boys  to go and they  started immediately.

Yethanum angor   aapathakapettithu,
Thathan yennagilum , brathavinagilum,
Yenthu  akapettithu yennullil pala tharam,
Chinthichu chinthichu  marge Bharathanum,
Santhapamodu   Ayodhyapuri pukku,
Santhosha varjitham  , sabdha heenam thadhaa,
Brashta lakshmeekam  janolbadha varjitham,
Drushtwaa  vigatholsavam  rajyamenthidham,
Tejo viheena makam  pukkithu  chennu,
Raja geham  Rama Lakshmana varjitham,
Thathra  Kaikeyiye kandu  kumaranmaar,
Bhakthya  namaskaricheedinaar  anthike,
Puthrane kandu  Santhoshena   mathavum,
Uthaya  Gadam alingya  madiyil  vechu,
Uthamange  mukarnnasu chodhichithu,
“ Bhadram allee mal kulathingal okkave,
Mathavinum  pithru bhrthya  janangalkum,
Yethume   dukham  millaallee  paraka nee.”

There  must be some danger   happening,
To our father  or to our elder brother ,
Thought Bharatha  and he  also,
Thought  about  very many other aspects.
And he entered  Ayodhya very much worried.
Ayodhya  was devoid  of happiness , without any sound,
Without any auspiciousness , and also  was devoid of people,
And seeing that it was opposite  of celebration throughout  the country,
And also seeing that  it lacked the shine,
And  also seeing that the palace  was not having  Rama and Lakshmana,
And seeing there , Kaikeyi , both of them saluted her ,
And that mother  became happy  on seeing her son,
Got up , hugged him tightly  and made  him sit on her lap,
And  smelling   his head   she asked,
“ Are  the people of my clan safe , and please  tell,
Is there  any sorrow  to my mother , father and other relations.”

Itharam Kaikeyi  chonna nerathu  athinnu,
Uthramasu Bharathanum chollinaan,
“Khedamundu  achane kananju  yenikullil,
Thathanevide  vasikkunnu mathave,
Mathavinodu pirinju  rahasi  jnan,
 Thathane  pandu  kandeela  oru nalume ,
Ippol Bhavathi  thane vasikkunathenthu,
Ulpoovilundu may  thapavum bheethiyum,
Malppithavengu , Parakennathu kettu,
Thal priyam aasu  Kaikeyiyum chollinaal,
“ Yen makannu  yenthu  dukhippanavakasam,
Ninmano vanchithamokke varuthi jnan.

When Kaikeyi told him like this , Bharatha ,
In reply to that he  told immediately,
“There is worry in my mind  of not seeing  father,
Where does father  live now, Oh mother?
I have never seen father  any time,
Secretly  living any where  else?
Why are  you now living  alone?
In my mind there is a lot of  fear  and sorrow,
And to please   him,  Kaikeyi told him,
“ What is the need  for my  son to be sad,
I  have  arranged for realization of all your  desires.”

Aswmedhadhi yagangal yellam cheythu,
Viswam yelladavum  Keerthi parathiya,
Sal purushanmaar  gathi labhichedinaan,
Thal pitha”vennu  kettoru bharathanum,
Kshoni thale  dukha vihwala chithanai,
Veenu vilapam   thudanginaan yethrayum.


“After performing  Fire sacrifices like Aswamedha,
After  spreading his fame   all over the world,
Your father  got  the   place  where good people go “
And hearing this  Bharatha fell on the floor,
Due   to intense   sorrow  and  started  crying.

2,15 Bharathante  Vilapam

The crying of Bharatha

Haa Thatha , Dukha samudre  nimajya  maam,
Yethoru  dikkinuu  poyithu , bhoopathe,
Yenneyum   Rajyabharatheyum  Raghavan ,
Thannude  kaiyil samarpiyathe  pirinju,
Yengu poi  kondu pithave , Guna nidhe,
Jangalkku marudayorini  Deivame,
Puthran yivannam   karaunnathu neram,
Upathya Kaikeyi  kannuneerum thudachu,
Aswasicheedka  Dukhena   kim phalam
Easwara  kalpitham   mellam marika  nee ,
Abhyudayam  varutheedinen  jnan thava ,
Labhyaellame  labhichathriga nee,
Mathruvakhyam samakrnya  Bharathanum,
Khedha paravasa  chethasaa chodhichu,
“Yethanum onnu  paranjathille mama ,
Thathan  marikkunna nerathu mathave”
“Ha Rama, Rama, Kumara , Soumthre mama,
Sri Rama, Lakshmana , rama, Rama, Rama,
Sithe  Janaka suthethi  punapunar,
Aauthranai  vilapichu marichithu ,
Thathan, “,  athu ketta neram  Bharathanum,
Mathavinodu chodhichaan, “Athenthayo,
Thathan marikkunna   nerathu  Ramanum,
Sitayum  Soumithriyum arikathille”
Yennathu kettu  Kaikeyiyum chollinaal,
“Mannavan  Ramabhisheka maarabhya ,
Sannadhamayathu  kanda nerathu  jnan,
Yennude nandanan  thanne vazhikkenam,
Yennu paranju abhishekam mudakkiyen,
Ninnodathin prakaram parayamallo “

“Oh  father , drowning me  in the sea of sorrow,
To which direction you went , oh king,
Without entrusting me  and the kingdom,
In the hands of Rama , how did you part,
 And go away, my  father , treasure of all that is good,
To do  good to us  who is there  for us  now,”
When her son was  crying like  this,
Kaikeyi  made him stand up, wiped his tears and told,
“Come out of this, What is the result of this sorrow,
Understand   that  everything is ordained by God.
I have   seen to it that  you got  a rise,
And you have got all that is to be got,”
Hearing the words of mother,
Bharatha  with great sorrow asked,
“Mother  , did not father  tell ,
Anything at the time  of his death?”
“Hey Rama Rama, Lad , My sita,
Sri Rama , Lakshmana , Rama, Rama, Rama,
Hey Sita , Hey daughter of Janaka , these,
Wee repeated   by your father with sorrow again and again.”
And hearing this  Bharatha asked his mother,
“ Why is it alas?  At the time  of his death,
Were not Rama, Sita, Lakshmana  near him?”
Hearing this   Kaikeyi  told,
“When the king  got prepared for,
The crowning of Rama , I told him that,
You should  be crowned and stopped the coronation,
And I can tell you  now all these”

Randu varam  mama thannu  pitha,
Pandu, atil onninaal  ninne vazhikkennum,
 Raman vanathinnu pogennu mathethum,
Bhoomipan thannodu ithu kalam abyarthichen,
 Sathya parayananaaya  Narapthi,
Pruthwee thalam ninakkum  thannu, Ramane,
Kanana  vasathinnai ayacheedinnan,
Janaki devi  pathi vruthyam aalambhya,
Bhartha  samam gamicheedinaal asasu  ,
Saumithriyum  brathavodu koode poyaan.

Once you father  had given me two boons,
With one of them  I asked that  you should be crowned,
And by the other I wanted Rama to go to forest,
To the  king at  this time ,
And that king who was bound to truth,
Gave the earth for   you and sent Rama to live in forest,
Lady Janaki  sticking on to her  virtue ,
Went to forest along with her husband,
And Lakshmana went to forest along with his brother.

Thathan avare  ninachu vilapichu,
Khedhena  Rama Ramethi  Devalayam ,
Pukkan  yennarika, yenna  Mathru vakhyam kettu,
Dukhichu  bhoomiyil veenu bharathanum,
Moham  kalarnna nerathu  Kaikeyiyum,
“hantha  sokathinnu yenthoru karanam,
Rajyam ninakku  samprapthami   vannithu,
Poojyanai vazhga  chapalyam kalanju nee.”
Yennu Kaikeyi  paranjathu kettudan,
Onnu kopichu nokkedinaan matharam,
Krodhagni thannil  dahichu pom ammaye,
Yennu  aadhi poonditinaar kandu ninnorkalum.

 Father  thought  of them and cried,
And with sorrow saying Rama , Rama ,
Went to heaven, Hearing these words of mother,
Bharatha fell down on the floor because of sorrow,
And when  he was greatly upset like this , Kaikeyi asked,
“Hey, what is the reason for this sorrow?
You have  now   got the  kingdom ,
Live as a great one , after leaving out  these tantrums.”
And when he heard these  words of Kaikeyi,
He stared   at his mother with great anger,
And  All those witnessing  these  were worried,
That his mother would get burned in the fire of his anger.

“Bharthavine konna pape, Mahe Ghore,
Nisthrape , Nirdhaye , Dushte , Nisachari,
Ninnute  garbhathil  udbhavichenoru,
Punyamillatha Maha  papi jnan aho,
Ninnodu  uriyadarathu ini, jnan chennu,
Vahniyil veenu marippan allaykilo,
Kala koodam  kudicheeduvan allaykil,
Valeduthu asu  kazhutharutheeduvan,
Valla kanakkilum  jnanmaricheduvan,
Yilloru  samsayam dushte , Bhayankari,
Ghoramayulla Kumbhipakamakiya ,
Narakam thannil  vasikkum ithu moolam.”

“Oh sinner who killed  her husband , Oh terrible woman,
Oh shameless one , Oh merciless one , Oh bad woman, Oh Rakshasi,
Alas I am the great sinner  without good,
Due to being born in your womb,
Now without talking to you , I will go,
And will die falling in a fire or,
I would drink Kala koota poison or
I will take my sword and cut off my head,
And  by all accounts  I will die ,
There is no doubt about it, Oh unchaste  one,
And I would live  in the horrible ,
Khumbi paka hell  because  of this.”

Itharam  matharam  bharthsichu  , dukhichu,
Sathwaram chennu  Kausalya graham pukkan.
Pade namaskarichoru Bharathane,
Mathavu kausalyayum punarneedinaal,
Kannu neerodum, melinju athi dheenyai,
Khinnayayor u Kausalya cholledinaal,
“Karma  doshangal  ithellam akapettithu,
Yen makan , doorathakapetta karanam,
Sri ramanum anujathanum  Sitayum,
Cheerambara jada dharikalai  vanam,
Prapichuthu yenneyum  dukhambu rasiyil,
Thapena  magnayakkedinaar  nirbhayam,
Ha Rama, Rama , Raghu vamsa nayaka,
Narayana , Paramathman, jagalpathe,
Nadha , bhavanmama nandanai vannu .
Jathanayeedinaan  kevalamengilum,
Dukham yenne  piruyuneel orikkalum,
Ulkambil orthaal   vidhi balamaam thulom.

After  shouting at his mother  like that , with sorrow,
He immediately went and entered  the house of Kausalya.,
And when he saluted her at her feet,
The mother Kausalya   hugged  him.,
And she who was with tears and had become thin,
Pitifully  and with great sorrow  told,
“ My son caught   in the  problems of Karma,
 Has been taken far   away from here.
Rama, his younger  brother  and Sita,
Wearing the bark of a tree  and with matted hair ,
Have reached the forest   drowning  me,
In the  ocean of sorrow with very great pain.
And made  me as  speechless , and without fear.
Hey Rama, Rama , Leader  of Raghu clan,
Narayana, divine god, Lord  of the earth,
Lord, though  you were  born as my son,
Sorrow  is not leaving me at  any time ,
And when I think about it , I  realize,
 That it is  but by strength of fate.,”

Itham karayunna mathavu thanneyum,
Nathjwaa Bharathanum  dukhena  Chollinnan,
“Aathura  manasayakaykithu kondu,
Mathavu , Jnan parayunnathu kelkkanam,
Raghava rajyabhishekam  mudakkinaal,
Kaikeyiyakiya mathavu , Mathave,
Jnan arinjiteella  Raghavan thannane,
Jnan arinjaththu yethrayengilo  Mathave ,
Brahma hathyaa  satha jathamaam  Papvum,
Amme  bhujikkunnathundu jnan nirnayam.”

 Seeing the mother  who was crying like this,
Bharatha told her  with sorrow as well as devotion,
“Since mother   is having a very unhappy and troubled,
Mind she has  to hear  what  I say,
My mother stopped the  coronation of Rama,
But mother  I have not known about it , On oath on Rama,
And mother  if I have  known even little about it,
Definitely  I would be afflicted  by the ,
Sin of killing  one hundred Brahmins.

Brahmathmajaanam Vasishta muniyeyum,
Dharma  dharangal arundathi thanneyum,
Gadgena  nigrahichal ulla papavum,
Okke anubhavicheedendathundu jnan,
Ingane  nana sapadhangalum cheythu ,
Thingina   dukham kalarnnu  Bharathanum ,
Kezhunna neram  jananiyum  chollinaal,
“Dosham  ninakethum illennarinju jnan.”

Let the sin of cutting   the head  of ,
Sage Vasishta, the son of Brahma ,
And his very chaste  wife Arundathi,
And killing them fall on me ,
and I will have   to suffer  all that.
By  taking several such oaths ,
Bharatha  was expressing his ebbing and overflowing sorrow ,
And when Bharatha   was crying like this the mother told,
‘I know  that there  are no defects  in you.”

Itham paranju punarnnu  Gadam gadam,
Uthamange  mukarnnal  athu,
Kandavrokke  vaa vittu karanju thudanginaar,
Akkadha ketta  Vasishta muneendranum,
Manthri janathodu , anbodezhunnelli,
Santhapamodu  thozhuthu bharathanum,
Rodhanam kandu arul cheythu  Vasishtanum,
“Khedam mathi  mathi, kelithu kevalam,
Vrudhan  Dasarathanakiya  Rajadhipan,
Sathya parakraman , vijana bveeryavaan,
Marthya sukhangalaam Raja bhodangalum,
Bhkthwa yadha vidhi  yagnangalum ,
Kruthwaa  bahu dhana dakshinayum mudhaa,
Dathwaa trivishtapam  gathwaa yadhaa sukham,
Labdhwaa purandararedhasanam  durlabham,
Vruthrari  mukhya tridasogha  vandhyannai,
Anandamodirikkunnathinnu yenthinu nee ,
Yananam  thazhthi  nethrambhu thookidunnau.”

Saying this   she hugged  him very tightly,
And smelled  and caressed his head,
And all those who saw that  started  crying loudly,
And hearing this incident  the great sage Vasishta,
Along with the ministers came there  with love,
And Bharatha  saluted him with great sorrow ,
And seeing the   wail , Vasishta   told,
“This sorrow is sufficient , please hear this,
Dasaratha who was the king was also old,
Valorous for truth , Man with great heroism,
And he after  enjoying  all manly comforts,
And  pleasures  of a great king ,
Conducted very many fire sacrifices,
Gave as    gift lot  of wealth ,
And has gone now to land of devas,
And has got half the seat  of Devendra,
And is being saluted by Indra and other devas,
And he is there  with great joy , and so,
Why are you crying  and shedding tears.”

Shudhathma , janma nasadhi varjithan,
Nithyan nirupaman, avyayan adhwayan,
Sathya swaroopan Sakala jaganmayan,
Mruthyu janmaadhi heenan  jagal karanan,
Deham athyartham  Jadam Kshana banguram,
Mohaika karanam , Mukthi  virodhakam,
Shudhi viheenam pavithramallottume,
Chithe vicharichu  kandal orikkalum,
Dukhipathina avakasamillethume,
Dukhena  kim phalam mruthyu vasathmanam.

The soul is pure , does not have birth or death,
It is forever , matchless,  not decaying , with no two divisions
It is form of truth  and spread  in all  worlds,
It does  not have  death or birth , it is the cause  of the world,
But body  is only a  shell   and purely temporary ,
The cause of desire , That  which opposes salvation,
That which is not pure and not at all divine,
And so if we think this in mind,
There is no time   to be sad about it,
What is the use of sorrow  to those subject to death.

Thathan yennakilum  puthranennakilum,
Pretharayal  athi oodarayullavar,
Marathalachu  thozhichu muravilichu,
Yere thalarnnu  mohichu veeniduvor,
Nissaramethrayum  samsarmorkkilo,
Sathsangamonne  shubhakaramayullu,
Thathra   soukhyam varuthheduvaan  nallathu,
Nithyamayulloru  santhiyariga nee.

Whether it is father  or  whether it is son,
When they die , very foolish people ,
Beat their chest , hit and shout,
Get tired because of this  and fall down fainted.
This  domestic life  is really worthless,
And only good company  is the one that does good,
And   to bring  pleasant feeling to it,
The only method is living in peace  which is forever.

Janmaundengil maranam nischayam,
Jahnmam  marichavarkkum  varum nirnayam,
AArkkum  thadukkarathathoru avasthayennu,
Orkkanamellam  swakarma vasagatham,
Thathwam arinjulla  vidwan orikkalum,
Puthra  mithrartha  kalathradhi vasthuna,
Ver pedum neravum dukhamillethume ,
Swopethamennal  sukhavum illethume.

When there is birth, there is definitely death,
 And it is also definite that  birth will come to those who die,
We have  to understand that  it is a state,
Which cannot be prevented by any one,
And also that everything occurs due to our Karma,
And the learned man who knows  this principle,
Will  not have  sorrow   at the time of parting with,
Things like Son, friends , property   and wife,
And always being with them is not  pleasure giving.

Brahmanda kotikal nashtangalaayathum,
Brahmana  srushtangalayathum  parkkilo,
SAnkhya  yillatholam  mundu ithennal  Kshana-,
Banguramayulla  jevitha  kaalathil,
Yenthoraasthaa Maha jnaninaam ullathum?
Bandham  menthee  deha dehikalkku yennathum,
Chithichu maya guna vaibhavangalum,
Antharmudhjaa kandavarkku yenthu sambramam?

Seeing  that billions of universes  have been lost ,
And many have been again created by Brahma,
And understanding   that this has occurred innumerable times,
In the human life that  is like  a bubble which bursts,
What  desire would  greatly wise people keep?
What is the relation between  body and the soul,
And when we  think about its illusory existence ,
To those  who realize this , where is sorrow?

Kampitha  pathragra  lagnaambu binduval,
SAmpthichedumayussathji  naswaram,
Prakthana dehastha karmanaa pinneyum,
Prapthmaam  dehikku deham punarapi,
Jeerna vasthangalum   upekshichu dehikal,
Poorna shobham  nava vasthangal kollunnu,
Jeerna dehangal  avvannam upekshichu ,
Poorna shobham  nava dehangal kollunnu ,
Kala chakrathil  bramana vegathinum,
Moolam  ikkarma bedangal yennariga nee.

Like the drop of water attached to the shaking leaf,
This life  will fall  and is purely temporary,
And by the activities in the previous life, again,
The soul would enter   a suitable  body,
The soul throws away  the dirty tattered cloths,
And wears new cloths with great luster,
And like that  the   dead bodies  are left ,
And  new bodies with full  of luster  are had,
And please understand that  this karmic difference,
Is due to the speed at which the wheel of time rotates.

Dukhathinnu yenthoru karanam chollu nee,
Mukhya jana matham  kelkka  jnan  cholluvan,
Athmavinilla   jananvum maranavum,
AAthmani   chinthikka  shad bhavavum illa,
Nithyananda swaroopan nirakulan,
Sathya roopan  sakaleswaran  Saswathan,
Budhyadhi sakshi  sarvathmaa , sanathanan,
Adhvayan yekan  paran  paraman  shivan,
Ithamanaratham  chinthichu chinthichu,
Chithe  drudamai arinju  dukhangalum,
THyakthwaa  thudanguka  karma  samoohavum,
SAthwaramethu  vishadam mundakola.

Please tell me what  is the reason for this sorrow,
Please hear from me the opinion of learned people,
There is no birth or death to soul,
And when you think about  it  , soul does not have six stages of life,
And it is a form of perennial joy,  and is steady,
It is the form of truth , god of all and perennial,
It is the witness  to intelligence , soul of all and without beginning,
It does not have divisions, it is one , divine , the top most and peaceful,
Thinking and thinking about these  things ,
You have make your mind steady , forsake sorrows,
And start   the usual allotted duties .
And by this there  would not be any worry.

 

2.16 Samsakara karmam

(After  death rites)

Sruthwa guru vachanam nrupa nandanan,
Kruthwaa Yadhavidhi  samkara karmavum,
Mithra   brutya  , mathru  sodharopadhyata ,
Yukthanayoru  Bharatha kumaranum,
Thatha sareeram   yenna thoni  thannil ninnu,
AAdara  poorvam yeduthu  neeradichu,
Divyambaraabharana lepanangalaal,
SArvangam yellam  alangaricheedinaan,
Agni  hothragni  thannal agni hothriye,
SAmskarikkum vannam  aacharya samyutham,
Dathwaa thilodhakam  dwadasavasare,
Bhathyaa kazhichathu  pindavum aadaraal,
Veda parayanamaaraam  vijavalikko,
Dhana  Godhana grama rathnambaram,
Bhooshana  lepana  Thamboola  poogangal ,
Ghoshena  dhanavum cheythu  sasodaram,
Veenu namakarichu aaseervachanamaa-
Danavum cheythu  vishudhanai mevinaar.

Hearing the advice  of the Guru , that son of a king,
After deciding  to do  the after  death rites as per law,
Along with friends, servants, mothers , and brother ,
 That  lad Bharatha   who was  well prepared ,
Removed the body of the father from the oil boat,
And respectfully   bathed  it  and decorated  all parts of the body,
With divine  cloths  ornaments  and unguents,
And with the fire used by his father  for sacrifices,
And with the help  of an expert  in fire sacrifice,
 And along with his Guru performed the rites.
On the twelfth  day he offered Gingelly and water,
And later   offered with devotion the sacred rice balls,
And  gave  offerings of money, cows, villages, jewels silk cloth,
Ornaments  , unguents , betel leaf  and betel leaf,
To experts  in Vedas   and to other  Brahmins  along with his brother,
And both of them saluted on the floor,
And words of blessings from Vedas were chanted  ,
And  all of them became  pure.

Janaki Lakshmana  samyukthanayudan,
Kananam prapicha Ramakumarane,
Manase  chinthichu chithuchanudinam,
Manava veeranayoru  BHarathanum,
SAnujanai vasicheedinan  addhinam,
Nana  suhrud  janathodumanakulam.

That  human hero  Bharatha ,
Thinking and thinking  in his mind,
Of Rama , Lakshmana   and Sita,
Who have reached the forest ,
Lived along   with his younger brother,
That  day along with other friends.

Thathra  Vasishta muneendran munikula,
SAthamanmarumai  vannu sabhanthike ,
Arnoruhasana sannibhanaam  muni,
Swarnasane  maruveedinan  aadharaal,
SAthrugna samyukthanaya  Bharathane ,
THathra varuthiya neram avargalum,
Manthrikalodum  pura vasikalodum,
Anthranandam  valarnnu maruvinaar,
KUmbittu ninna Bharatha kumaranodu,
Ambhoja  sambhava Nandanan  cholinaan.

To that assembly ,  sage Vasista   came with ,
Many great sages   and that sage ,
Who is equal to Brahma in stature  ,
Occupied  the golden seat, with respect.
And when  Bharatha  along with Shatrugna,
Came there, they  along with ministers,
Citizens  joyfully  conversed with each other.
That  son of Lord Brahma   addressing ,
Bharatha   who was saluting him told.

“Desakalochithamaya   vakkukal,
Desikanaya  jnan aasu choilleduvan,
Sathya sandhan thava thathan Dasarathanm,
Pruthwee thalam  ninakku nalgeedinaan,
Puthrabhyudayartham yesha Kaikeyikku,
Dathamayoru  vara dwayam karanam,
Manthra poorvam   abhishekam ninakku jnan,
Manthrikalodum anbodu cheytheeduvan,
Rajyam arajakamaam  bhavanal ini,
THyajyamaleennu  darikka , kumara  nee,
Thatha niyogam  anushtikkayum venam,
Paathakammundam athallaykil yevanum,
Onnozhiyathe  gunangal  naranmaarkku,
Vannu koodunnu  guru prasadithinaal.

By using words suitable   to place and time,
I as your teacher  am telling you,
Your father  Dasaratha  is a  truthful man,
And he has given the earth   to you,
Which was  given as  one of the  two boons,
Given to Kaikeyi  who asked it for the goodness
Of her son  and I would  carry out your coronation,
With love ,along with suitable  Manthras,
 With  the cooperation of the ministers .
Since the kingdom will become  one without a king,
Oh Lad , you cannot say no to this,
And also you have to obey the wish of your father ,
And that would also  not be a crime to any one ,
And by    the grace   of the guru,
All the good things  accumulate to all men.

Yennarul cheytha  Vasishta muniyodu,
Nannai   thozhuthu unarthichu  Bharathanum,
“Innu adiyannu  Rajyam kondu kim phalam?
Mannavanaukunnathum mama poorvajan,
Jnangal   avanude kinkaranmarathre ,
Ningal ithellam  marinjallo mevunnu,
Nale pularkale  pokunnathundu jnan,
Nalika nethrane kondingu poruvaan.

To Vasishta   who told like this,
Bharatha saluting him told,
“What  is the use of the kingdom to me?
My elder  brother  would become the king,
And all of are talking knowing all this,
I am going tomorrow  morning,
To bring back the lotus  eyed one.”

Jnanum  Bhavanum Arundathi deviyum,
Nana pura vasikalum amathyarum,
AAna, ther kalal kudira ppda yodu.
Manaka  sankha  pataha  vadhyathodum,
Sodara  bhoosura   thapasa  Samantha,
Medini  palaka  vaisya   soodradhiyum,
SAdaramasu Kaikeyi ozhinjulla,
Mathru janangalmayittu  pokanam.
Raman  ingu aagamichiduvolam  jnangal ,
Bhommiyil thanne  sayikkunnatheyullu,
Moola phalangal bhujichu  basithavum,
AAlepanam cheythu  valkalavum poondu ,
Thapasa vesham  darichu jata  poondu,
THapam kalrnnu vasikunnatheyullu ,
Itham bharathan paranjathu kettavare ,
Yethrayum  nannu nannennu  cholledinaar.


Me , yourself , your wife Arundathi,
Various citizens , ministers,
Elephant , chariot  , horses and walking soldiers,
Brother, Brahmins , sages , regional kings,
Kshatriyas, Vaisyas  , Shudras ,
And all mothers  except Kaikeyi ,
Should   go there   and we should stay,
That  till Rama  comes back here ,
We would only sleep on the floor,
And only eat   fruits and roots ,
And coat  ourselves with ashes ,
Wear   bark of wood  as cloth and
Dress  ourselves  like a savants ,
And keep  a matted hair ,
And live  there mixed with pain ,
And when people    heard this,
They  told that it was  great great.

 

2.17 Bharathande vana yathra

Bharatha’s  journey in to forest

Chithe ninaskkithu  thonniyathu adbutham,
Uthamanmaaril  athyuthamallo  nee ,
SAdhukkalevam  pugazhthunnathu neram,
Adhithya devan  udichu, Bharathanum,
Sathrugnnodu koode purapettithu,
Thathra  Sumanthra niyogena  sainyavum,
SAthwaram Ramane kaanmaan  nadannithu,
Chithe niranju  vazhinja  modathodum,
Raja dharangal  kausalyadhikal thadhaa,
Rajeeva nethrane kaannan  nadannithu,
Thapasa sreshtan  Vasishtanum  pathniyum,
Thapasa  vrundhena  sakam purapettu,
Bhoomi kilarannu pongeedum podikalum,
Vyomani  chennu parannu  chamajithu,
Raghavaalokanananda  vivasaraam,
Lokar arinjeela  Marga  khedangalum .

When the good people were  praising him,
“It is a great wonder  that this thought came to you,
Are you  not the most good one  among the good ones,”
The sun   arose  in the east   and  Bharatha,
Started   the journey with Shatrugna,
And because  of the orders of Sumanthra,
The army also started  to see Lord Rama,
With joy filling  completely their mind,
The wives of kings like  Kausalya ,
Started walking to see  the lotus eyed one,
The master of penance Vasishta   and his wife ,
Along with a crowd of sages also started.
The dust  that came out of the happy earth,
 Filled   and occupied the entire sky,
And that  crowd whose mind was occupied by Rama,
 Never  felt   the toil  of walking that  way.

Srungi verakhyapuram gamichittudan,
Ganga thate  chennu ninnu perumpata,
Kekayi puthra suthan  patayodum,
Yingadhansyathu  kettu  Guhan Thadaa,
SAngitha  maanasanai  vannu thannude,
Kinkaranmarodu chonnan athu  neram,
“Bana  chapathi sashtangalum kakondu,
THonikal okke   bandhichu sannadharai ,
Nilpin yellavarum , jnan angu  chennu,
Kandippol  varunnathum undu vaikidathe,
Anthike chennu  vandhichal  avanude,
Anthargatham  arinjeetuthndallo,
Raghavanodu  virodhathathinnengilo,
Pokarathu aarum ivar nirnayam,
Shudharennakil kadathugayum venam,
Padathikkethum vishadhavum koodathe”,
Itham vicharichu  urachu guhan Chennu,
SAthwaram kalkkal  namaskaricheedinaan.

After  reaching Srungivarakhya pura ,
That great army stood at the banks  of ganges,
Guha then hearing that  the  son of Kaikeyi,
Has come along with a great   army,
With a   suspicious mind called,
And told his servants  ,
“Along with bow , arrow and other weapons ,
Tie all our boats  and be ready , and I would ,
Go there   and come  back soon.”
He thought   that  if he goes and salutes them,
He would be able to understand their thoughts,
And if they  are all against  Sri Rama,
They should certainly not be allowed to proceed,
But if they are good, they should be helped  to cross,
Without  any problems to them on their way,”
Thinking like that Guha   went there ,
And  saluted   at their   feet.

Nana   vidhopayanangalum  Kazhcha  vechu,
Ananda poorvam  thozhuthu  nineedinaan,
Cheerambaram, Ghanashyamam , Jatadharam,
Sri Rama  manthram japantham  anaaratham,
Dheeram Kumaram , kumaropamam , maha-
Veeram  Raghuvara sodharam  SAnujam,
Mara samana sareeram  manoharam,
Karunya sagaram  kandu Guhan thadhaa,
Bhoomiyil veenu  Guhaom ithyukthwaa ,
Pranamavum cheythu, bharathanum anneram,
Uthapya  gadamalingya Raghunadha,
Bhaktham vayasya mana maya vakyavum,
Ukthwaa Guhanodu pinneyum chollinaan,
“Uthama purushothamsa rathnam bhavan,
Aalinganmam cheythuvallobhavane ,
LOkalamba  bhoothanagiya Raghavan,

After  offering to them  with various types of presents
He stood there  in front of him   with joy.
Seeing him Dressed in bark , black in colour , wearing twisted hair,
Always  keeping on repeating the name of Rama,
Bold, young , comparable to Rama , great  hero,
Brother  of Sri Rama  along with his brother,
With a body like  the love god ,
Guha fell on the floor  and said, “I am Guha”,
And again saluted him and then Bharatha,
Made him stand up  and tightly embraced ,
That  devotee  and great friend of Rama ,
And  enquired   about his   welfare ,
And further  told   Guha,
You  are the head gem of good  people ,
Did not  Rama with the colour of rich black cloud ,
 Embrace  you, Oh great  one,”

Lakshmi Bhagawathi  devikkozhinju ,
Sidhikkumo matthu oruvarkkum , athorkka  nee,
Dhanyanakunnathinnu  nee  bhuvanathingal ,
Innathilloru   samsayam math sakhe,
Sodharanodum   Janakathmajayodum,
Yethoridathu ninnu anbodu kandithu,
Ramane nee, TYavanenthu paranjathum,
Nee mudhaa Ramanodu yenthonnu chonnathum,
Yathoridathirangi  Raghu  Raghu nayakan,
Sitayodum koodi , neeyavidam mudhaa,
Kattitharuga” yennu  kettu guhan thadhaa,
Vattamillathoru  santhosha chethasaa,
Bhkthan  bharathan  athyuthaman yennu than,
Chithe  niroopichu udan nadaneedinaan.

You should remember  that this ,
Will not be possible for anyone else except Lakshmi,
And my friend  there  is no doubt at all ,
 That  you are one of those blessed  in this earth,
Where did you   lovingly see,
Rama along with his  brother  and Janaki?
What  did he say   to you?
And What did you reply with joy,
Where did the lord of Raghu clan get down,
Along with Sita , You please  show me those places.”
Hearing all this  Guha with a completely happy mind,
Decided  that   the devotee Bharatha  was great,
 And thinking like  this he walked further.

Yathra suptho  nisi Raghavan Sitaya,
Thathra gathwaa guhan sathwaram chollinaan,
“Kandalumengil kusasthrutham  Sitaya,
Kondal varnan than  Maha sayana sthalam

After  Guha went  to the place ,
Where   Sri Rama   slept  with Sita , he told,
“Please  see  the great bed of dhurbha   where
Sita  slept along with  that black coloured one.”

Kandu Bharathanum  muktha  bhashpodhakam,
Thonda  virachu  sagadhgadaham chollinaan,
“Ha  Sukumaari , Manohari, Janaki,
Prada moordhni  suvarna  thalpa sthale,
Komala  snigdha  davalambara sthy they,
Ramena  seethe maha sukham sa kadham,
Sethe   kusamaya vishtare nishtoore ,
Khedena  sita madeya agra janmanaa.”
Seeing that  with tears  falling  like  a river,
With  a shaking throat   and with a shaking voice told,
“Hey tender one, Hey pretty one , Hey Janaki,
You who used to sleep  in the great palace ,
On a golden cot , with soft  white spreads  over the bed ,
How did you sleep along with Rama with pleasure,
On the very harsh bed    of   dhruba grass ,
Which was spread on the mud   ,
Where you sad Sita , the wife of my elder brother?

“Maddhosha  karanal yennathu  chinthichum,
Iddeham aasu  parithyajichiduvan,
Kilbisha  kariniyaya  Kaikeyi than,
Garbhathil   ninnu janichathu karanam,
Dushkrithiyatyathi papiyam yenneyum,
Dikaricheedinen  pinneyum pinneyum,
Janma saphalyavum vannithanujannu,
Nirmala manasan  bhgyavanethrayum,
Agrajan  thanne paricharichu yeppozhum,
Vyagram vanathinnu poyathu avanallo”

Thinking that  this happened  due to my fault,
I want to  give  up my soul ,
But this is because  I was born in the womb,
Of  the sinner  Kaikeyi , I have  berated myself,
Again  and again As I am a  great sinner  ,
And my birth would only be fully compensated,
If as a younger brother   I am able to always assist  and take care of,
My elder  brother  who has   pure heart and luck,
Because   he   went to the forest with  great interest.

Sri Rama dasa dasanmaarkku  dasanaya,
AAruda bhakthi poondesha jnanum sadaa,
Nithyavum  sevichu kolvan yennal  varum,
Marthya janmathil  phalamennu nirnayam,
Chollu nee yennodu  evide  vasathi ,
Kausalya  thanyan avidekku  vaikathe,
Chennu jnan ingu kooti kondu poruvan,”
Yennathu kettu  guhanum ura cheythaan,
“Mangala devatha vallabhan  thangal,
Inninganeyulloru  bhakthiyundakayaal,
Punyavanmaaril vechu agresaran bhavan,
Nirnayamengilo kelkka mahamathe ,
Ganganadhi kadannal  aduthu yethrayum,
Mangalamayulla Chithrakootachalam,
Thannikate vasikunnithu sitaya ,
Thannude sodaranodum  yadha sukham”
Itham guhokthikal kettu Bharathanum,
“Thathra gachamahe Seegram Priya Sakhe,
Tharthum amarthya thatiniye  sathwaram,
Karthum udhyogam samartho  bhavadhya nee.

If I  become the slave of the slave  of the slave of Rama,
With very  great devotion to  him and  daily,
Serve him always then I  would get  the result  of this human birth.
Please tell me where   does  the son of Kausalya live ,
And then I will go there  speedily and bring him back.”
Hearing  this Guha  told, “ Since you have,
Such a great devotion to  that husband  of the auspicious goddess,
You  are   the greatest  among  the blessed people,
And   then please hear  what you  wanted to know , oh intelligent one,
“Your brother along with Sita  and his brother,
Are happily staying  near  Chithrakoota mountain,
Which is  near  , if you cross  the ganges.”
Hearing these   words  of Guha Bharatha told,
“My dear friend, we will go there now,
And let me be blessed  to be able ,
To  cross the river  speedily.”

Sruthwa Bhratha vakyam Guhan sadaram,
Gathwaa  vibudha  nadhiye kadathuvaan ,
Bruthya janathodu  koode sasambramam,
Visthara yuktham mahakshepani yutham,
Anjasaa kula desam  niracheedinaan,
Anjooru thoni  varuthi  nirathinaan .
Oothamamayoru   thjuzhayum yeduthu  athil,
Yetham valiyoru thoniyil than mudhaa ,
Sathrugnanodu  Bharathaneyum  muni-,
Sathamanakiya  vasishtaneyum thadhaa ,
Rama matha vaya Kousalya thanneyum,
Vama seelangiyaam Kikeyi thanneyum,
Uthamayaam  Sumithra devi thanneyum,
Pruthweesa  pathnimaar mathullavareyum,
Bhakthya  thozhuthu karethi  mandam  thuzhanju,
Asthabheethyaa  kadatheedinnan aadharaal,
Umbar thadiniye  kumbittan aakulam,
Mumbe kadannithu  vampadayum thadhaa.

Hearing the words of Bharatha with respect,
He went to make arrangements  to enable ,
Them to cross the river and along  with,
All his servants but  with nervousness,
He brought and spread  there five hundred boats,
Which had big pipes, which were  broad,
And completely filled  the entire shore.
Taking hold of a very big oar , and selecting  ,
A very big boat  he   himself helped ,
Shatrugna , Bharatha , the  great sage Vasishta,
Kausalya the mother  of Rama ,
The  Crooked  Kaikeyi  , the good woman Sumithra,
The wives of kings   and others  to get in to the boat,
After  saluting them , and slowly rowed,
So that there was no fear  and  helped them to cross the river,
At that time he saluted the Ganges  and before him the great army also crossed.

Seegram  Bharadwaaja thapasendrasramam,
Vyagra  Govinda poornam virodham vinaa,
SAmprapya  sampreethanaaya Bharathanum,
Vanpadayokkave  dhoore nirutheedinaan,
Thanum  anujanumai udajangane,
SAnadamavisya   ninnoranantharam ,
Ujjwalanthm  Maha thejasaa thapasam,
Vijaarathma  maseenam  vidhi samam,
Drushtwaa  nanama  Sahtangam sasodaram,
Pushta bhakthyaa Bhardwajamuneeswaram ,
Jnathwaa Dasaratha nandanam balakam ,
Preethyaiva  poojayamasa  muneendranum.

Reaching  quickly  the hermitage of  sage Bharadwaja,
 Which was filled with mutually friendly tigers  and cows,
Bharatha became extremely happy  and  ,
Stopped his great army  at a far off place ,
And he accompanied  by  his younger brother ,
Entered  very happily   the  hermitage ,
And later  after  standing there for some time,
And seeing  the shining sage  of great penance,
Who had  a mind without worries and was equal to Brahma,
He along with his brother saluted him falling on the floor,
With great devotion   and understanding  that  they  ,
Are  the sons of Dasaratha  ,  that great sage ,
Worshipped   them with great love.

Hrushta vachaa  kusala prasnavum cheythu,
DRushtwa  thadhaa  Jata valka  dharinam,
Thushti kalarnnu  arul cheythan, “Ithinthedo,
Kashtam   ikkoppu papannamallottume,
Rajyavum palichu nana janagalaal,
Poojyanayoru  nee  yentinayingane ,
Valkalavum  jatayum  poondu  thapasa ,
Mukhya veshathe  parigarahicheeduvaan?
Yenthoru karanam   van padayodum,
AA hantha  vananthare vannathum chollu  nee>”

Laughingly   he  enquired about their welfare,
And seeing them dressed in bark and with matted hair,
He  told them  with merriment ,
“What is this problem?  This dress is not suitable  to you,
Who rules the kingdom  and  is worshipped by many people,
Why are you wearing this sages attire of bark  and matted hair?
What is the reason    for you to come to  this forest,
Accompanied    by a very large  and  great army?

Sruthwaa Bhardwaja vakhyam Bharathanum,
Itham  muni varan thannodu   chollinaan,
“Ninthirullathil yerathe lokathil,
Yenthoru vruthantham  mullu Maha mune,
Yengilum  vasthavam jnan  unarthippan,
Yisangadam   povaan anugrahikkename ,
Ramabhisheka vignathinnu karanam,
Rama padabjangal ane  Thaponidhe,
Jnan yethume  onnarinjjela Raghavan,
Kananthiunnu ezhuneluvan moolavum,
Kekaya puthriyam amma   than vaakaaya ,
Kakola   vegame  moolam athinnullu.”

Hearing the words  of Bhardwaja , Bharatha,
 Told as follows    to the great sage,
“Oh great sage  , In this world nothing ,
Happens   which is not in your knowledge,
And in spite of that  I will inform you the truth,
So that  you would bless  me to get rid of this sorrow.
Oh great sage, On the oath on Rama’s   lotus like feet,
I  did not know   anything  about,
The  reason for the stoppage of coronation of Rama,
The reason for his coming   to the forest ,
Is the speedy poison  injected  by,
My mother  who is the daughter of Kekaya.,”

Ippol asudhamo  shudhamo , jnan  athini,
Pada padmam  pramanan Dayanidhe,
Sri Ramachandrannu  bruthyanai  nalppada-,
Varija yugmam  bajikkenniye mama,
Mathulla   bogangalaal yenthoru  phalam?
Muthum  mathinozhinjilloru  kamkshitham,.
Sri Raghavan charanathike  veenu ,
Sambharangal yellam    avide  samarppichu,
Poura   Vasishtadhikalodu koodave ,
Sri Ramachandrannu abhishekavum cheythu ,
Rajyathinasu  kooti kondu poyittu,
Poojyanam jyeshtane sevichu  koluvan.”
Ingane   kettu Bharatha vakyam muni ,
Mangalathmanamenam punrneedinaan,
Chumbichu  moordhni  santhoshchu  arilinaan,
“Kim  bahunaa vathsaa , Vruthanthamokke jnan,
Jnana drusyaa kandarinjirikkunnithu,
Manase  sokamunakolo  kelkka nee.”

Whether  I am  pure or impure  now ,
Oh treasure of mercy  , On oath  on his,
Lotus  like feet  , I am telling you,
I do not see any  use of any pleasures,
When  I can become the servant of Sri Rama,
And daily pray the pair  of that lotus like feet
Except   for that   I do not have  any other desires,
I would like to fall at the feet of Rama ,
Submit all the   wealth as well as kingdom ,
And conduct the coronation of Rama,
Along   with Vasishta  and other citizens.,
And   serve my  great  honourable brother.”
Hearing these   words of  Bharatha,
The sage Hugged   that  Bharatha with an auspicious soul,
Kissed  him on his head   and told  with joy ,
“What more is there son, by  my  divine ,
Sight  I have come to know of all the matters.
Do not have sorrow  in your mind and hear me.”

“Lakshmanane kkal  ninakkerume bhakthi,
Lakshmipathiyaya Ramangal nirnayam,
Ini sanlkaricheeduvan ninne jnan,
Vanna padayodu milloru samsayam,
OOnum kazhinju  urangi pular kale,
Venam   Raghunadhane chennu koopavaan.”
Yellam arul cheytha vannam  , yenikku athinnu,
Illoru   Vaimukhyam   yennu bharathanum,
Kal kazhugi  samaachya  muneendranum,
 Yekagra  manasanai athi vidhrutham,
Homa gehasthanai  dhyanavum cheythithu,
Kama Surabhiye   thal kshane  kananam,
Devendra  loka samanamai vannithu,
DEvakalai chanju tharukkalum,
Deva vanithamarai lathakalum,
Bhavana vaibhavam  yethrayum adbutham.

“Your devotion to the consort  of Lakshmi,
Is more than that  of Lakshmana,
And the future has  to be decided by Rama,
And now  I will  show my hospitality ,
To you along with the army  without any doubt .
You can take your food and   sleep,
And you have to see  Rama early in the morning ,
As it  is the proper time   to salute him.”
Let everything be as you have told,
And I do not have anything against  it,
Said Bharatha  and the    great sage,
Washed his feet and did Aachamana,
With   singly  pointed   mind did,
Meditation  on  the wish giving cow
As well as  fire sacrifice, and ,
Immediately the forest   became ,
Equivalent  to the place  of devas,
All the trees became devas ,
And all the climbers became deva maidens ,
What a wonderful thing is the ,
Greatness  of   the working of the mind.

BHaktha bhakshyadi  peyangal  bhojyangalum,
Bhukthi  prasadanam   mathum bahu vidham,
Bhojana salakal  sena gruhangalum,
Raja gehangalum yethra manoharam,
Swarna  rathna  vratha  nirmitha mokkave ,
Varnippathinnu   paniyundu ananthanum.

The rice , eatables and drinks were  very tasty,
And there  were several types of side dishes,
The dining halls, the barracks of the army ,
And homes    for the kings were very pretty,
And everything was made  either by gold or silver,
And even Adhisesha would find it difficult to describe.

Karmanaa  sastra drushtena Vasishtane,
Sammodhamodu   poojichithu mumbinaal,
Paschad  sasainyam   bharatham  sasodaram,
Ichanu roopena  pujichanantharam,
Thurpthrai   thathra  Bhradwaja mandhire,
Supthrayamaravathi   sannibhe.

As per the  laws  of the religion ,
With consent of all at first ,
Vasishta   was worshipped ,
And later Bharatha his brother ,
And the army  took food as much as they want,
And satisfied well   slept  in
The ashram which was like the city of Indra.

Uthanavum cheythushasi  niyamangal,
Kruthwaa Bharadwaja padangal  koopinaar,
Thapasan thannodu anugnayum kaikondu,
Bhoopathi  nandanan marum  purapettu,
Chithrakoodachalam prapya  Maha balam,
Thathra  parpichu  dhoore  kinchi dandhike,
MIthramayoru Guhanum   Sumanthararum,
Shatrugnanum  thanumai Bharathanum
Sri Rama sandarasana  kamkshaya mandam,
Aaranju  nana thapodhana mandale,
Kananju  ororo  munivarnmarodu,
Thanu thozhuthu   chodhichu mathyadaram,
“kuthra vazhunnu Raghuthaman  athra ,
Soumithriyodum mahee puthiyodum mudhaa.

They got up in the dawn , and after ,
Completing the rituals  saluted Bhardwaja,
And after  taking  leave   from him,
The princes started from there,
Reached  the Chithrakoota mountains,
Made  the army stay   little far away,
And  Guha who is a friend, Sumanthra,
Sathrugna  and Bharatha   himself ,
With anxiousness to see  Rama,
Slowly enquired  in different hermitages,
With the sages and not able to find out
They asked   bowing   and saluting,
“Where does the lord of Raghu  clan stay,
Along with Lakshmana  and the princess?”

Uthamanaya  Bharatha kumaranodu,
Utharam thapasanmar aruli  cheythu,
‘Uthara theere  sura  saritha sthale,
Chithra koodadri than parswe, Mahasrame,
Uthama purushan vazhunnu,”  yennu kettu,
Yethrayum  kouthukathode  BHrathanum,
Thathraiva  chenna nearthu kanai  vannithu,
 Athyathbuthamaya  Ramachandrasramam.

To the very good   lad Bharatha,
Those  great sages gave an answer,
“In a place which is in the  northern side of Ganges,
Very near   to the Chithra koota  mountain,
In a great hermitage   that great man is living,”
And hearing  that Bharatha  went  with lot of curiosity,
And when  he reached  there  what he saw,
Was  a scene of  the greatly wonderful ,
Hermitage   of  Sri Ramachandra.

Pushpa  phala  dala  poorna vallee tharu,
Sashpa   ramaneeya kanana mandale ,
Aamra, kadali , bakula , panasangal,
Aamrathaka , Arjuna  naga punnagangal,
Kera  poogangalum   kovidarangalum,
Yeranda  champakasoka  thalangalum,
Malathi jathi  pramukha   lathavali,
Salikalaaya   thamala salangalum,
Brungadhi  nana vihanga nadhangalum,
 Thunga mathanga   bujanga plavanga  ,
Kurangadhi  nana mruga vraatha   leelayum,
Bhangyaa  samalokya   dhoore  bharathanum,
Vrukshagra   samlagna   valkalalankrutham,
Pushkaraksha asramam bhakthya vananginaan.

Filled with flowers , fruits , leaves , climbers , small flowers,
That   extremely  pretty  forest place  was  having,
Trees of Mango, Banana, silk cotton, Jack fruit ,
Hog plum, Arjun, Salt cedar , white jade ,
Coconut , arecanut , butterfly tree ,
Castor , Champa , asoka  ,  palm tree ,
Blossoms of jasmine , important climbers .
Black cumin , egg tree , sala tree ,
Many types of bees , sounds of pretty birds,
Lions, elephants, snakes  , monkey,  deer
And other  hoards   of animals,
A nd That place  was pretty  and seeing it,
With the bark dresses  which were hanging on trees,
 Bharatha  saluted  that hermitage of Rama.

Bhagyavanaya  bharathan athu neram,
Marga rajasi  pathinju kanai vannu,
Sita , Raghunadha  padaravindangal,
Noothanamai athi shobhanam pavanam,
Angusabja dwaja  vajra mathsyadhi ,
KOndangitham   mangalam Ananda  magnanai,
Veenurundum  paninjum  karanjum  Thadha,
REnu  than mouliyil   kori yiteedinaan.

That  Bharatha   who was  very lucky , saw ,
In the dust of the path   the imprint  ,
Of the lotus like  feet  of Sita   and Rama  ,
Which was pure , divine    and new ,
And  w as decorated by   flowers  of  lotus,
Being imprinted   with lines  of goad  flags diamond and fish
And   which was  greatly auspicious,
And became very happy , fell and rolled on them,
Saluted    and cried and put  the dust,
Collected  from there on his head.

“Dhanyoham  innaho Dhanyoham innaho,
Munnam maya  krutham  punya param param,
Sri Rama   pada  padmanjitham  bhoothalam,
AAral yenikku kanman  avakasavum,
Vannithallo Muhuri pada pamsakkal,
Anweshanam cheythu  uzhalunnithethethavum,
Vedavum eesanum   deva kadambavum,
Vedangalum  Naradadhi munigalum.

“I am blessed  today, Blessed  I am today,
Because  a chance has  come to me to see,
The imprint of   the lotus like feet of Rama,
Due to the good  that I did previously,
For this is  that  which was constantly ,
Searched  by devas, Brahma   and Shiva ,
Vedas   and also by the sage Narada.”

Ithamorthu   adbutha prema rasaplutha,
Chithanai , Ananda bhaspakulakshanai,
Mandam mandam   paramasrama  sannidhou,
Chennu ninnoru nerathu kanayithu ,

Thinking like this   and with a mind drowned,
In the  juice of  joy   and extreme love ,
And with eyes  shedding tears  of joy,
He  slowly and slowly  went   in front,
Of that God and he could see them.

Sundaram Ramachandram  Paramanandam,
Mandira   indradhi  vrundharaka vrundha,
Vanditha   indira mandirosthalam,
Indivarraaja indivara  lochanam,
Doorva dala nibha shyamalam komalam,
Poorvajam  neela nalini  dalekshanam,
Ramam Jata makutam   valkalambaram,
Soma bhimba bha prasanna vaktharambujam,
Udhyath tharruna arunayutha shibhinam,
Vidhyuth samangiyaam  Janakiyayoru,
Vidhyayumai vinodhichirukkunnoru,
Vidhyothamanam athmana  vyakulam,
Vakshasi   Sri vathsa lakshamavyayam,
Lakshmi nivasam , jaganmayam  achyutham,
Lakshmana sevitha   pada pangeruham,
Lakshmana lakshya swaroopam purathanam,
Dakshari sevitham , paksheendra vahanam,
Raksho vinasanam , raksha vichakshanam,
Chakshu Sravana  pravara  palyangakam,
Kukshi  sthithaneka   padmajandam param,
Karunya poornam   Dasaratha nandanam,
Aaranya vasa  rasikam  manoharam,
Dukhavum   preethiyum  ulkkondu ,
 Trukkallkal   veenu namaskaricheedinaan.

Seeing The pretty ramachandra  who is divine joy,
Who is saluted by Indra  and groups of devas,
Who is   having  a place in the mind of Lakshmi,
Who was  born as   younger brother of Indra ,
Who has   eyes resembling  the blue lotus,
Who is back like  the Dhoorva grass  and is pretty,
Who is  his elder brother , Who has  blue eyes like the leaves of lotus ,
Who is  Rama with matted hair  and dressed in bark of a tree ,
Whose lotus  like face has the pleased  look of the moon,
Who shines  like ten thousand rising  red coloured suns,
Who spends time with Sita who is like  lightning,
Who has  a splendorous light , but worries in his mind,
Who has  the incomparable Sri Vathsa  on his chest,
Who is the home of Lakshmi , Who is Achyutha spread  all over the world,
Whose  lotus  like feet are   served  by Lakshmana,
Who is primeval and whose form is the model of Lakshmana,
Who is served  by Lord Shiva, Who rides  on the king of birds,
Who is the destroyer of Rakshasas , who is an expert in saving,
Who  is the one who sleeps on   Adhisesha,
Who has several universes  in his belly,
Who is full of mercy  and son of Dasaratha ,
And who enjoys stay  in the forest  and  steals one’s mind,
With emotions of sorrow , love   and devotion,
He fell  at his feet   and saluted him.

Raman avaneyum Shatrugnaneyum ,
Mamosdhal yeduthu  nivarthi sasmbramam,
Deerga bahukkalaal  Alinganam cheythu ,
Deerga niswasavum anyoynyam  mul kkondu,
Deerga nethrangalil ninnu  bhashpodakam,
Derega kalam varthu  sodaramareyum,
Uthsanga seemini cherthu  punarapi ,
Vathsangalum anachu  Ananda poorvakam,
Sathsangam mereyulloru  Soumithriyum,
Thathsamaye  Bharathangulikal  koopinaan,
Shatrugnanum  athi bhakthi kalarnnu ,
Soumithri than  Padambujangal  koopeedinaan,
 Ugra trusharthanmaaraya  pasu kulamagre,
Jalasayam kanda pole thadhaa,
Vegena sannidhou  chennasu kandithu,
Raghavan than thirumeni manodrutham.

Rama  with happiness  raise  him,
And Shatrugna  up  , and for curing their  nervousness,
Embraced   them with his   long  hands,
And both of them  took  long breaths ,
And  the brothers  shed  tears  out of their long eyes,
 For a very , very long time,
And  again took both of them on his lap ,
And once again  hugged both of them,
And at that time Lakshmana who was good,
Saluted  the feet of Bharatha ,
And Shatrugna with  great reverence ,
Saluted  the feet of Lakshmana .
 All others, Like the  cows which are greatly thirsty  and hungry,
 Rushees  swiftly   on  Seeing  a big lake nearby ,they ,
Went   before him   and saw the form of Rama .

Rodhanam   cheyyunna  mathavine kandu,
Padangalil namichan  Raghu nadhanum,
Yethrayum aarthi kondu Kausalyayum,
Puthranu  bhashpa darabhishekam cheuthu,
Gadamaslishya  sirasi  mukarnnu udan,
OOdamodham mulayum    churannu thadhaa.
Anyarayulla mathru janatheyum ,
Pinne namakaricheedinaan aadharal,
Lakshman thanum avvannam vananginaan,
 Lakshmi samamaya Janaki deviyum,
Gadamaslishya  Kausalyadhikal  sama-
Rooda  kedam thudacheedinaar kannu neer.
Thathra  samagatham  drushtwa guruvaram.
Bhakthya   Vasishtamn  sashtangamamammurudan,
Nathwa  Raghuthaman aasu cholledinaan,
“Yethrayum bhagyavan jnan yennu nirnayam,
Thathannu saiukhyamalle  nija manase ,
Khedamundo  punarenne pirigayaal?
 Yenthonnu  chonnathennodu  cholleduvaan,
Yenthu Saumithriye kondu paranjathum,”
Rama vakyam kettu chonnan vasishtanum,
“Dheemnathaam sreshta, thathrodantham aasu kel,
Ninne pirinjathu thanne niroopichu,
Mannavan pinneyum  pinneyum dukhichu,
 Rama ramethi Sithethi Kumarethi,
Ramethi Lakshmanethi  pralapam cheythu ,
Deva lokam chennu pukkan ariga nee ,
Deva  bhogena   sukhichu  santhushtanai.

Seeing his  mother  who was crying,
Rama fell down and saluted her feet,
And Kausalya  with very great longing,
Bathed her  son in the rain of her tears,
Hugged him tightly,  smelled  his  head,
And due to great joy her breasts produced milk.
 He then saluted   all other  mothers with respect,
Lakshmana also saluted  like him,
And Sita   who was  like Goddess Lakshmi,
Was tightly hugged by Kausalya   and others,
And  wiped   away her  tears  of sorrow.
Seeing his teacher   who had come there ,
Rama   saluted  him with great  devotion,
And saluting   him told him,
“ It is definite   that   I am greatly lucky,
Is my father doing well, has he ,
Got more sorrow due to parting with me again?
What did he tell to inform me,
What did he tell to inform Lakshmana?”
And hearing these   words  of Rama, Vasishta told,
“Greatest among the wise , hear from me the news of  your father.
After  parting with you , berating himself .
The  king   became more and more  sad,
And cried, Rama, Rama  , Sita , Oh lad,
Rama, Lakshmana    and wailed ,
And understand that  he has reached the heaven,
And there  he is happily living with pleasures of heaven.”

Karna   sulaabam   guruvachanam    sama-
Karnyaa  Raghuvaran veenithu  bhoomiyil,
Thalkshanam   uchair vilapichathethavum,
Lakshmanodum   Janani janangalum,
Okke    vaa vittu karanju thudanginaar  ,
“Ha  , Thatha  , maam parithyjya   vidhivasal,
Yethoru   dikkinnu poyithayyo bhavan,
 Ha , Ha  hathoham  anathosmi   maam ini,
Snehena   lalippathaar   anuvasaram,
DEhamini  thyajichedunnathundu  jnan,
Moham yenikini yilla   jeevikkayil,
Sitayum   Soumithri thanum   avvanname  ,
Rodhanam chethu   veenidinaar bhoothale.

Hearing the words of Guru which bored in to his ears,
 Sri Rama   fell down on the ground  ,
And immediately started wailing at the top of his voice,
To Lakshmana   , the ladies   who were his mothers,
Who also started   crying   with an open mouth,
“Hey father , by the action of fate  , where ,
Did your great self  go leaving  me here ,
Alas, alas  , I am dead , From now I am an orphan,
 Where is the chance now of your fondling and caressing   me?
I would leave   this body  and die immediately,
 As I do not have   wish to live  any more.”
 Sita as well as Lakshmana    also  cried,
Like that   and fell   on the ground.

Thadasayaam  Vasishtokthikal  kettavar ,
Ul thapamottu churukki maruvinaar,
Mandakiniil irangi  kulichavar,
Mandethara m udaka  kriyyum cheythaar.
Pindam  Madhu  sahithe  angudhee  salphala,
Pinyaka  nirmithannam kondu   vechithu,
Yathorannam    than bhujikkunnathu  athu,
SAdaram   nalka  pithukkalkkum yennallo ,
Veda smruthikal   vidichathennaorthu,
Athi khedena    pinda dhanantharam thadaa ,
Sm=nanam kazhichu   punyohavum  cheythadha,
Snanantharam prapichasramam  ,
Annu upavasavum   cheythithu yellavarum,
Vannu  udhicheedinnan   aadithya devanum,
Mandakiniyil kulichuthu sandhyayum,
Vandhichu  ponnasrame  vasichedinaar.

At that time   hearing the words of Vasishta  ,
Their  inner  sorrow   came down a bit  ,
And they   got in to Ganges and took bath,
And   performed the oblation of water in a proper manner
And  offered balls of  honey mixed with fruits   and oilcake ,
Remembering that it has been ruled by the words of Vedas
That  we have to offer  that food   to the manes   that we usually eat 
And with sorrow  after  offering these balls  , they again took bath,
Performed   the purification ceremony, again took bath,
Went to the hermitage  and all people did not take  food that day ,
And  when next day  morning when   the  Sun god came out ,
They took bath in Ganges did salutation to the dawn ,
And went back   and  lived  in the hermitage.

2.18 Bharatha  Raghava  Samvadham

The discussion between Rama and Bharatha.

Anneramasu Bharathanum Ramane ,
Chennu thozhuthu  paranju thudanginaan,
“Rama, Rama Prabho Rama, Maha bhaga ,
Mama  vakyam   chevi thannu kelkkanam,
Undu adiyan abhisheka sambharangal,
Kondu vannittu , athu kondini vikathe,
Cheyga venam  abhishekavum palanam,
Cheyga rajyam  thava paithrum yadhochitham.
Jyeshtanallo bhavan , kshatiyanam mathi,
Sreshtamaam  dharamam  prajaa paripalanam,
Aswamedhadhiyum  cheythu keerthyaa chiram,
Viswamellam parathikulathanthave ,
Puthrareyum  janippichu  rajyam nija,
Putrangalakki  vanathinnu pokanam,
Ippol. Anuchithramathre vanavaasam,
Adbutha Vikrama , Nadha praseedha may,
Mathavu thannude  dushkrutham  thavaka ,
Chethasi chinthikkarutu Daya nidhe.

Then at   that time  Bharatha   went  and,
Saluted Rama  and started saying,
“Hey Rama, Rama, Lord , Rama , great hero,
Please hear  carefully to what  I say,
I have with me materials for the coronation,
As I have brought them, so now   without any delay,
The coronation   has to be performed,
Rule  over the country  which is your father’s properly,
You are  the eldest brother , because  for the ,
Kshatriya’s  the great dharma is to rule over people ,
Perform several Aswamedhas  and spread ,
Your fame  all over the world ,
Produce sons  and after  entrusting,
The king to the son,  then only you have to go to forest ,
And now it is improper for you to go to forest at this time,
Oh Lord with  wonderful   valour , agree with me,
Oh treasure of mercy   do not think  about the  ,
Wrong doing of mother  at this time.”

Brathavu thannude padambujam  Sirassu,
AAdhyaya  bhakthi  poondu itham ura cheythu,
Danda namaskaravum ceythu  ninnithu,
Pandithamnaaya  Bharathakumaranum,
Uthapya  Raghanu uthsangamaaropya,
Chitha modhena  punarnnu  cholledinaan.

He had told this  by keeping   the lotus feet ,
Of his brother  on  his head ,
He also saluted him falling on the ground,
And seeing  that lad Bharatha  there ,
Sri Rama    went near him  made  him stand,
And caressed   him  with joy and told.

“Madvakyamathra   kettalum kumara, nee,
Yathwayoktham  maya  thathadaiva  srutham,
Thathan yenne  pathinallu samvathsaram,
Preethanai  kananam vazhga yennu chollinaan,
Pithaa  nnakku  rajyam mathru sammatham,
Dathamai poonarennathu karanam .
Chethasaa parkkil namakkiruvarkkum,
Ithatha niyogam anushtikkayum venam,
Yathoruthan  pithru vakyathe langichu,
Neethiheenam vasikkunnithu bhoothale .
Jeevan mruthanavan  pinne narakathil,
Mevum marichalum illoru  samsayam,
AAkayaal  nee paripalikka rajyavum,
Poga , jnan dandakam  thannil  vaneeduvan.”

“ Lad please  hear what I have to say,
Whatever you have  said was heard by me as such,
Father  had asked  me   with love ,
To go the forest  for fourteen years ,
And father  gave   you the   country ,
Because  of mother’s views,
When we see properly  these  are,
The orders  of our father  and,
We have   to obey them,
He who disobeys father ,
And  leads  a bad life in this world,
He is dead  even when he is alive ,
And after  death he  would go to hell without any doubt,
So you  depart  and look after  the country  and ,
And I will live in this dandaka   forest.

Ramavakyam  kettu chonnan Bharathanum,
“Kamukanaya ththan  mooda mansan,
Stree jithan, branthan, anuthaman , vayodhikan,
Raja bhavam kondu  Rajasamanasan,
Chonna vakhyam  grahymalla Maha mathe,
Mannavanai  bhavan vaazhga  madiyathe.

Hearing Rama’s words   Bharatha told,
“Our father  who is a lover  has  a foolish mind,
He is controlled by women, He is mad  , Old man,
 Due to his being a king he has Rajasa  qualities,
And so oh greatly  intelligent one ,
His words   are not acceptable,
So without hesitation  live as a king.

Yenna Bharatha vakhyam kettu  Raghavan,
Pinneyum  mandasmitham cheythu  chollinaan,
“BHomi bhartha pitha naree jithanalla,
Kamiyumalla , moodathmavum alla kel,
Thathan asathya bhyam kondu cheythathin,
Yethume  dosham parayaruthu oorkka nee,
Sadhu janangal narakathilum  athi-
Bheethi  poondidum  asathyathil manase ,
“Engil jnan vaazhvan vane, ninthiruvadi ,
Sangadamanniye     Rajyavum vaazhuga “
Sodharan itham paranjathu kettu athi,
Sadaram  Raghavan pinneyum  chollinaan,
“Rajyam ninaku, yenikku vipinavum,
Poojyanaam   thathan vidhichathu  munname,
Vyathyamai anushtichal  namukkathu,
Sathya virodham varumennu nirnayam,”
“yengil jnanum  ninthiruvadi pinnale ,
KInkaranai  Sumithrathmajane ppole,
POruvan kananthinnatharuthengil,
Cheruvan chennu Paralokamasu jnan,
Nithyopavasena  dehavum upekshippu ,
Nithyeva mathmani nischayichanthike,
Darbha virichu  kizhakku thirinju  ,
Ninnappol veyyilathu pukku BHarathanum,
Nirbhandha budhi kandappol Raghuvaran,
Thalbodanartham nayanatha samjnayaa,
Chonnan guruvinodappol , Vasishtanum,
Chennu Kaikeyi suthanodu  chollinaan,
“Moodanayidola kelkka neeyengilo,
Goodamayoru vruthantham nrupathm,aja,
Ramanakunnu Narayanan paran,
Thamarasodbhavan   arthikka karanam,
Bhomiyil soorya kulathil ayodhyayil,
Bhoomi palathmajanai pirannithu,
Ravanane konnu dharmathe  rakshichu,
Devakale paripalichukolluvaan.”

Hearing those   words of Bharatha , Sri Rama,
Again smiled   and replied  to him,
“Our father who was the king  was not controlled by ladies,
He was not passionate  nor was  a foolish soul , hear,
You should  not find  fault   with any thing ,
Done by father,  for   good people  
Have  greatest fear for breaking an oath,
And about telling a lie and going to hell.”
“Then I  would live in the forest ,
And you look after  the kingdom without sorrow “
Hearing these  words  from his younger brother,
Raghava told again, “Earlier  our honourable father,
Has told that the kingdom is for you and forest to me,
And if we  change  what he wished,
Definitely   we would be going against his oath.”
“Then I would come along with you,
And be your assistant like Lakshmana,
And if you do not allow me to come to forest,
 I  will take my life  and go to the forest.”
Saying this he started   permanent fast ,
So that   he can give up  his soul,
Spread Dhurbha  grass  and stood ,
Facing the east in the hot sun.
Seeing that  he is adamant , Rama,
Made a sign by his eyes  to sage Vasishta,
To  advice him, and Vasishta  went to son of Kaikeyi,
And told, “Do not be foolish and hear what I say,
Which is  a very great  secret , oh son of the king,
Sri Rama is the divine  Narayana,
And due to   the request  of Lord Brahma,
He was born  to the son of a king of Ayodhya ,
In the clan of the Sun,  for killing Ravana,
And to look after  the welfare  of devas.”

Yoga maya deviyayathu Janaki,
Bhogi pravaranakunnathu Lakshmanan,
Loka mathaum pithavum  Janakaja,
Raghavanmarennu ariyuga  vazhipole.
Ravanane kolvathinnu vanathinnu,
Devakaryartham   purapettu raghavan,
Mandharaa vakhyavum  Kaikeyi chitha-,
Nirbhandhavum , deva kruthamennariga nee.

Sita  is the Goddess Yogamaya,
And Lakshmana   is the chief of the snakes Anantha,
Understand the father and mother  of the world,
Are     Rama   and Sita respectively.
Rama has started to the forest  for ,
Killing Ravana   for the sake of devas,
The words of Mandhara    and the  adamancy,
Of the mind of Kaikeyi  are  created by devas.

“Sri Rama deva nivarthanthingal,
Ulla aagraham neeyum parithyajeecheeduga,
Karana purushajnayaa   sathwaram,
Nee Rajhadhanikku po madiyathe ,
Manthikalodum   janani janathodum,
Anthamillathe  padayodm ippozhe ,
Chennu  Ayodhya puri pukku  vasikka nee,
Vannedum agarajan  thanum anujanum,
Deviyum  eerezhu  samvathsaravadhow,
Ravananan thanne vadhichu saputhrakam.”

“Please   give up  your great desire ,
For   the return of God  Rama,
You who are  the causal man  should immediately,
Without any hesitation go to your capital,
Along   with ministers , mothers , people ,
And with  the  endless  army immediately,
And reaching Ayodhya , you  should live there .
Your elder brother along with his younger brother,
And the Goddess  would come back after fourteen years,
After    killing Ravana    and his sons.

Itham guru ukthikal  kettu Bharathanum,
Chithe valarnna oru  vismayam kaikondu,
Bhakthyaa  Raghuthama sannidhou sadaram,
Gathwaa muhur namaskruthwaa sasodharam,
“Padukam dehi  mama sevichu kolluvaan,
Yavathaava gamanam  deva deva , may,
Thava devanaratham  bhajichheduvan.”

After  hearing this advice   from his Guru,
With a great sense of surprise growing in his mind,
Went  along  with great devotion  in front  Of Rama,
And after  saluting his elder  brother told,
“Give me your slippers  , for doing service ,
Oh Lord of lords, till the day   you come back,
I would be  praying you always , my God.,”

Itham Bharathokthi  kettu Raghuthaman,
Poltharatikali chertha  methioyadi,
Bhakthimanaya   Bharathannu nalginaan,
Nathwa parigrahicheedinaan  thambiyum,
Uthama rathna bhooshitha  padukam,
Uthamange    cherthu  Rama narendrane,
Bhakthyaa  pradakshinam kruthwaa namaskari-,
Chu uthaya  vandichu chonnaan  sagadgadham,
“ Manwabdha poorna  Prathama dhine  bhavaan,
Vannthillennu  vannedukil  pine jnan,
Anya divas am ushasi  jwalippichu,
Vahniyil  chadi marikkunathundallo.”

After  hearing these words of  Bharatha,
Rama gave  his slippers  which   were ,
Embracing his golden feet  to Bharatha ,
The younger brother saluted   and  received it,
Which was covered with costly gems and,
Keeping it on his head  , with devotion,
Went round Rama   and saluted him,
Got up and told him  with a tottering voice,
“The first day after  this period is completed ,
 Suppose   you do not come , I  would,
On the next day  in the dawn make  a big fire,
 And die after  jumping in to it.”

Yennathu kettu Raghupathiyum nija,
Kannu neerum  thudachu anbodu chollinan,
“Angine  thanne, oru  antharamillathinnu
Angu , jnan annu thanne varum nirnyam.”
Yennarul cheythu  vitayum koduthithu,
Dhanyan Bharathan  namakaricheedinaan,
Pinne  pradakshinavum cheythu  vandichu,
Mandetharam purapettu   BHarathanum,
Mathru janangalum manthri varnmaarum,
Brathavum aacharyanum , Maha senayum,
Sri Rama devane chethasi cherthu kondu,
Aarumoodamodhena  kondu pooyeedinaar,
Srungi varadhipanaya guhaneyum,
Mangala vachaa paranjayacheedinaan.

Hearing that  Sri  Rama wiped  his tears ,
And told   Bharatha   with great love,
“Let it be like that , there  is no difference on that ,
I would definitely    come back on that day.”
Telling this  he bid farewell to Bharatha,
And the  blessed Bharatha  saluted him,
And then went round him , and again saluted him,
And slowly  Bharatha  started   to leave.
The mothers  and    the  great ministers,
Brother . teacher   and the great  army,
Kept  God   Rama deep in their mind,
And took him away   with them.
Guha , the king of  Srungivera ,
Also told his    good wishes.

Mumbil nadannu  guhan vazhi kattuvan,
Pimbe perum padayum  nada kondithu,
Kaikeyi thanum  suthanuvadam kondu,
Sokam akannu  nadannu maganumai,
Ganga kadannu Guhanuvadena  ,
Nalanga padayodu koode , kumarnmaar,
Chennu Ayodhya  puri pukku , Raghuvaran,
Thanneyum chinthichu  chinthachanudinam,
Bhakthyaa   vishudha budhyaa pura vasikal,
Nithya sukhena   vasichathellavarum,
Thapasa vesham  dharichu  Bharathanum,
Thapena Shatrugnanum  vruthathodutan ,
Chennu Nanda Gramam anbodu pukkithu,
Vannithanandam  jagadvasikalkellam.

Guha went in front of them to show the way,
And behind him  the big army  marched ,
And Kaikeyi taking the  permission of her  son,
Leaving out her sorrow , walked  along with her son,.
After crossing Ganges   with the permission of Guha,
The boys along with  the army with its four divisions,
Went   and entered the city  of Ayodhya ,
And there they went on daily thinking about Sri Rama ,
With devotion and a  very holy thoughts  , the citizens,
Lived   all together   with daily pleasures.
Bharatha   dressing himself in the garbs of a sage,
With sorrow    along with  Shatrugna  did penance ,
And went to Nandi Grama    with love,
And thus  joy came to all the people of the world.

Padukaam vechu Simhasane Raghava,
Padangalennu  sankalpichu saadaram,
Ganda pushpadyangal  kondu poojichu ,
Kondanthike  sevichu ninnar iruvarum.

They kept the  slippers  of Rama  on the throne,
Imagined  it as   the holy feet of Rama,
And worshipped  it with sandal and flowers,
And nearby  they stood serving it.

Nana muni jana  sevithanayoru,
Manava veeran Manoharan Raghavan,
Janakiyodum, Anujanodum  mudhaa,
Manasanandam  kalarnnu chila dhanam,
Chithrakoodachale   vanor anantharam,
Chithe niroopichu  kandu Raghuvaran,
“Mithra vargangal   Ayodhyayil ninnu ,
Vannethum  ivied irunnal ini yudan,
SAthwaram Dandakaranyathinai kondu,
Badha modham Gamicheeduka vendathum.”
Itham vicharya    Dharithri  suthayum ,
Athyuthamanaaya  Soumithriyumai  thadha ,
Thathyaja  Chithrakoodachalam Raghavan,
Sathya santhan nada kondan vananthare .

Being served   by   various sages,
That human hero  and pretty Raghava,
Along with Sita   and  younger brother ,
For some time lived  on the  Chithrakoota mountain,
 For Some   days with   joy in the mind,
And later Raghava  had  a thought in his mind,
“ From Ayodhya  groups of our friends,
Would come here often, if we live here,
And so it is necessary  for us to go with joy,
 To the Dandaka  forest  and  ,
This has   to be done  very urgently.”
Thinking like this along with the daughter of earth,
 And  the extremely good natured Lakshmana,
Sri Rama  leaving the Chithrakoota mountain ,
Started  walking further  in the forest,.”

 

2.19 Athraysrama  prevesam

Entering in to the hermitage of Athri.

Athri thannasramam pukku Muneendrane ,
Bhakthyaa namaskarichu Raghu nadhanum,
“Ramoham  adhya   dhanyosmi, maha mune ,
Srimal padam   thava kanaya  karanam.”
Sakshal Maha Vishnu  Narayanan  paran,
Mokkhadan  yennatharinju Muneendranum,
Poojichitharkhya  padhyadhikal  kondu  tham,
Rajeeva lochanam , brathru  bharayanvitham.

Entering the hermitage   of Athri , Rama  ,
Saluted  the sage   with great devotion and told him,
“I am Rama , I am blessed , oh great sage,
In being  able   to see  your holy feet.”
The great sage knowing that  he was ,
The real Vishnu , the divine  Narayana ,
And the one who can grant  salvation,
Worshipped  the lotus eyed one ,
Along his    brother  as well  as wife,
 And   offering him water ,
To wash his feet   as well as  to drink,

Chollinaan  Bhoopala nandananmarodu,
“Chellezhum   yennude pathniyundathra kel,
Yethrayum vrudha , thapasvinimaril ,
Vechu uthamamaaya  Dharamajna, Thapodhana,
Parnasalanthar gehe  vasikunnithu,
Chennu kandalum  Janaka  nrupathmaje”
Yennathu kettu  Ramajnaya  Janaki,
Chennu Anasooya  padangal vananginaal.

That  sage told  to the sons of the king,
“Hear that  my  pretty wife  is there ,
And  she is very old ,  greatest ,
Among the women sages, follower of Dharma ,
An expert in penance  and she lives,
Inside  this hermitage , Oh  daughter of king Janaka,
Please   go and see her.”
After hearing this with the permission of Rama,
Sita went and saluted the feet  of Anasooya.”

“Vathse , varigarige , Janakathmaje,
Sathsangamam  Janma saphalyam yennorka nee “,
Vathse pidichu cherthu  alinganam cheythu,
Thath swabhavam thelinju  muni pathniyum,
Viswkarmavinal  nirmithamayoru,
Viswa vimohanamaya dukoolavum,
Kundalvumanga  raghavum yenniva,
Mandanarthmanasooya  nalkeedinaal.

“Daughter  , come near me, Oh daughter of Janaka,
Please remember that company  ,
Of  good people  in the greatest luck in our life.”
Then she caught hold of her  and embraced her
And  that wife of the sage easily understood her character,
And gave  her a silk cloth  made  by Viswakarma,
Which was  prettiest  in the world,
Ear studs  and   ornaments for the forehead ,
For dressing  herself  properly.

“Nannu, pathivruthya masrithya  Raghavan,
Thannodu koode  nee ponnathu uthamam,
Kanthi ninakku kurayaykorikkalum,
SAnthanakum thava vallbhan  thannodum,
Chennu Maha raja dhaniyakam pukku,
Nannai sukhichu  suchiram  vasikka nee.”
Ithamanugrahavum  koduthu aadharaal,
Bharthuragre   gamikennu ayacheedinaal,
Mrushtamai  moovareyum  bhujippichadha,
Thushti kalarnnu  thapodhanan athriyum,
Sri Ramanodu arul chrythu , “Bhavanaho,
Narayanan aayathu arinjen aham,
Ni maha maya jagathraya vasinaam,
Sammohakariniyayathu  nirnayam.”
 Itharam atthri muneendra vakyam  kettu,
Thathra rathrou vasichu  Raghunadhanum,
Devanum maha deviyodarul cheythi
Thevam   ennal kil paithal akkalame.


“ It is great that  observing  the Dharma of a wife ,
 You came along  with him over here,
The shine   would never  diminish in your case ,
Go along with  your peaceful husband ,
And later  go long with him to the palace ,
And  live  happily   for a very long time,”
After  blessing her like this  , with love,
She told Sita  to go near  her husband.
After making all the three  eat well,
That  great sage  Athri  with great joy,
Told Rama, , I know that you are God Narayana,
It is definite that Your great illusion  would  attract ,
Al the residents of  the three  worlds.”
Hearing these   words  from the great sage ,
Rama lived there  for a night .
And that  God told the goddess  as follows,
Said  the  parrot   at that time.

Ithyadhyatma   Ramayane  Uma Maheswara  Samvadhe,
                   Ayodhya Kandam  Samaptham.

Thus ends  the chapter on Ayodhya  in the discussion
              Between Shiva  and Parvathi ,
     Which occurs in Adyathma  Ramayana.
















3 comments:

  1. I read your translation only a few lines. I know it isn't an easy task. "Vathse varigarige" is wrong. It must be "varikarike".

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  2. I agree with you . Once I complete the translation of the entire book, I shall read and correct some of these mistakes. God bless you for pointing out a mistake.

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