Monday, June 25, 2012

Aranya Kanda


Aranya  Kandam

Chapter on forests
Transliteration and Translation
By
P.R.Ramachander

(Aranya Kanda   is the  story of Ramayana  , when Rama, Sita  and Lakshmana enter  the deep forest  It starts   with the salvation   of Virada a Rakshasa , Sara Bhanga a saint, meeting with sages to find out problems , going to hermitage of Sutheeshna  who is a disciple  of  Agasthya, visiting hermitage  of Agasthya  and taking from him  , the Kodanda bow left by Indra,  the great prayer of Agasthya, going and settling down in Panchavati where he meets  Jatayu,  clearing the  philosophical  doubts of Lakshmana(Rama Gita) , meeting  and teasing Soorpanaka  the sister of Ravana, cutting off her nose, ears and breats  by Lakshmana  when she tries to harm Sita,  Killing of Khara, Dhooshana  and Trisiras  and their army of 14000 people in one and half  hours, Soorpanaka’s complaint  to Ravana suggesting him to kidnap  Sita, his visit to Maricha , Rama teling the real Sita to hide in fire and replace herself with a Maya  Sita, Rama  running to catch the golden deer, the false alam   given by Maricha, the kidnapping  of Sita,  Fight of Jatayu with Rama, Jatayu’s defeat , Rama doing funeral rites to Jatayu  and granting him salvation,  The prayer of Jatayu, Rama’s giving salvation  to Khabanda ,Khabanda’s great prayer , Rama’s meeting with Sabari who gives  him hints as to how to proceed  further.)

Balike , Shuka  kula  mouli malike , Guna
Shalini, Charu sheele cholledu madiyathe,
Neela neeradha nibhan nirmalan Niranjanan,
Neela neeraja  dala lochanan , Narayanan,
Neela lohitha   sevyan , nishkalan , nithyan, paran,
Kaladesanuroopan , Karunya  nilayanan ,
Palanapaarayanan, Paramathmavu thante,
Leelakal kettal mathiyakayillorikkalum,
Sri Rama charithangal athilum viseshichu,
Saramayoru mukthi sadhanam  rasayanam,
Bharathigunam  thava  paramarruthamallo,
Parathe  paragennu  kettu  painkili chonnal.

Oh girl, oh parrot which  is at the top ,
Who is with good character, who has,
Attractive character , without hesitation please  tell,
However  much we  hear   the  sports of the  great God,
Who resembles the blue rich cloud, , who is pure , who is without stains,
Who has eyes like the petal  of blue lotus, who is Narayana,
Who is served by Lord Shiva, who does not have defects, Who is forever  and divine,
Who takes forms according to time  and place, who is personification of mercy,
Who is  an expert in looking after  and  who is  the divine soul,
It will never be sufficient , especially the  story of Rama,
Which is the summary path to salvation , which is the essence,
Which is very learned and  which is known to you well,
And so please tell it without saying it,
And hearing that  , that  great bird told.

Phala lochanan, Parameshwaran  , pasupathi,
Bala  seethamsu mouli Bhagawan  paraparan,
Praleyachala makalodu  arul chetheedinaan,
Balike, Kettu lolga , Parvathi Bhaktha  priye,
Ramanaam paramathmavu  aananda roopan ,
AAthmaraman  , adhwayan, anekan , avyayan, abhiraman,
Athree thapasa  pravarasrame  muniyumai,
Yethrayum  sukhichu vaneenanoru  oru dhanam.

One who has an eye on forehead , Lord Shiva, Lord of all beings,
The god  who wears  the cool crescent  moon, the divine among divines,
Told to the  daughter  of the mountain ,
Oh lady hear , Oh Parvathi who loves her devotees,
The divine soul called Rama , the form of joy,
The one who enjoys his own soul , one who cannot be  split ,
Who has several forms , Who does not have any stain ,
Who is always pretty  after  living   happily  for a day,
 In  the hermitage  of Athri  along with the sage .

3.1 Maharanya  pravesam

Entry in to the great  forest

Prathushasythaya   than  nithyakarmavum cheythu,
Nathwaa thapasam   maha prashtanam   aarambichaan,
“Pundarikodhbhaveshta puthra, Jnangalkku  muni,
Mandala  mandithamaam  Danda karanyathinnu,
Dandamenniye  povanai anugrahikkenam,
Panditha sreshta , Karuna nidhe, Thapo nidhe,
Jnangale  peru vazhi katenam  athippol,
Ingu ninnayakkenam  sishyaril chilareyum.

After  getting up at the dawn  and performing daily rituals,
And after  saluting the sage , they started  their great journey,
“Oh son of the  mind of Brahma , ,Please bless  us to go to 
Dandakaranya forest which is pretty  without any troubles,
Oh great  among learned men ,Oh treasure  of mercy, Oh treasure of penance
Please show us   the  proper   road to reach there,
Send with us  some of your  disciples.”

Ingane Rama vakyam  Athri mamuni kettu,
Thingidum  kouthuhalam poondu, udan arul cheythu,
“Nerulla margam   bhavan yevarkkum katteedu,
Innu aarullthu aho  thava nervazhi katteduvaan,
Yengilum   Jagadanukariyaam  ninakku oru,
Sangadam venda , vazhikatteedum Sishyarellam.
Chelluvin ningal mumbil  nadakkennu” avarodu ,
Cholli Mamuni thanum  ottu pinnale  chennan,
Anneram thirinju  ninnaruli cheythu  muni,
Thannodu Ramachandran  vandichu Bhakthi poorvam ,
“Ninthiruvadi kaninju yezhunelledanam ,
Anthike  sishya janam  undallo vazhikkume,
Yennu kettu aseervadam  cheythudan mandam , mandam,
Chennu than parna sala  pukki  irunnarinaan,

Hearing  these  words of Rama   that great sage,
Became very happy  and immediately told,
“You please  show the proper path to all,
Now who is  ever there   to show you the right  path,
But to you  who is imitating   this world,
Let there  not be problem, my disciples  will show you the way,
And he told his disciples, you please walk first,”
And that sage also followed them to a great distance,
And then Rama turned   back and told the saint,
“ Where  is your honoured  self coming?
And for us , your disciples are there  to show the way,
Hearing that, that  saint blessed them ,and slowly and slowly,
 Went   and reached his hermitage and sat there,

Pinneyum  krosa mathram nadannar avarappol,
Munnil ammaru Maha vahini  kani vannu,
Anneram  Sishyarakalodu aruli  cheythu Raman-,
“Innadhi  kadappathinnu  enthu upayangal ullullu?”
Yennu kettavarkalum  chollinar”  Yendhu dandam,
Mannava, nalla thoniyundennu darichalum ,
Vegena jnangal  kadatheedunnathundu thanum,
Aakulm  venda, jnangalkkundallo parichayam ,
Yengilo  thoni kareridam”  yennavar  chonnar ,
Sanga koodathe  seegram thoniyum kadathinaar.
Sri raman prasadhichu thapasa kumarakan
Maarodu “ningal  kadanangu poga” yennu  chonnan,
Chennudan   tripadam  vandichu  kumaranmaar,
Onnozhiyadhe  Rama vruthantham ariyichaar.

After   that they walked   for some more little distance,
And in front of them they saw  the great Ganges river,
And at that  time Rama   asked those  disciples,
“What are   the methods available to cross this river”.,
And hearing this they told , “What  is the problem, king,
Understand that  we   have very good boats ,
And speedily we will make you cross the river ,
And so do not worry,  we    do have ,
The knowledge   to row the boat  and cross the river”,
And without any hesitation  they helped them to cross the river,
And Sri Rama became pleased   and told those sagely lads,
“You can go  back” and they   went back,
Saluted the feet of the sage and  informed him of news of Rama.

Sri Rama   Sita , Sumithrathmajanmarum,
Ghoramayulla  Maha kananamakam  pukkaar,
Jilli jankara  nada manditham, Simha vyagra,
Salyadhi mruga ganaakeernam athapaheenam,
Ghora Rakshasa  kula sevitham bhayanakam,
Kroora sarpadhi poornam , kandu Raghavan chonnan.

Rama  , sita and the son of Sumithra ,
Entered   the  great horrible forest ,
Which was filled with the sound of Cricket ,
And various  animals like lion,  tiger , porcupine ,
Which did not have sun light  and  was,
Served  by  the  horrible  Rakshasa people ,
And seeing this Sri Rama  told.

“Lakshmana, nannai nalu  puravum nokki kollga,
Bhakshanarthikalallo  Rakshasam parishakal,
Villu ini  nannai kuzhiye kulakugayum venam,
Nalloru  saram oori pidichu kolga kayil,
Munnil nee nadakkanam, Vazhiye Vaidehiyum,’
Pinnale jnanum nadaneduvan  gathabhayam,
Jeevathma paramathakkalku  madhyasthayakum,
Deviyaam Maha Maya Shakthi yennathu pole  ,
AAvayor madhyenadaneeduga venam seethe,
Deviyum  yennal oru bheethiyum undai varaa .”

Hey Lakshmana, always see  well on all four sides,
For the bad Rakshasas are very fond of food.
You have to also keep the bow ready to shoot,
And have in your hand one   good arrow ready to use.
First you have to walk, followed by Sita,
And behind both  of you  I will walk to protect you both,
Which is similar to the great illusion   walking in between,
The soul of the body and the  great divine soul.
Sita  should walk in between both of us ,
And if this is done there is no reason to fear,.

Itharam arul cheythu thalprakarena ,
Purushothamandhanurdharanai  nadannoru sesham,
Pinnittan oru yojana  vazhiyappo,
Munnil anmmarangoru pushkariniyum kandar ,
Kalharaothpala kumudambuja  raktholpala,
Phulla  puspindeevara shobithamacha jalam,
Thoya  panavum cheythu  visranthanmaarai  vruksha,
Chaya bhoothale punar irunnu yadhasukham.

After telling this and following the suggestion,
When the greatest man walked armed with a bow,
After  passing  about  three miles,
On their  front  they could see a lotus pond,
Which had  water plants , lily , red flowering plant,
And shining with Opened   blue lotus flowers ,
And they drank water   there  and for  taking rest ,
They sat below the shade   of a big tree.

 

3.2 Viradha Vadham

Killing of Viradha

Anneramasu   kanai vannithu varunnathu ,
Athyunnathamaya  maha sathwam athyugraravam,
Udhutha vruksham karolajjwala damshtranwitha,
Vakthragahwaram , ghora kara  marunya nethram,
Vamamsa sthalanyastha soolgrathingalundu,
Bheema   sardhoola  Simha mahisha varahadhi
Varana  mruga vana gochara janthukkalum,
Purushanmaarum karanjethavum  thulli , thulli,
Pacha mamsangal yellam bhakshichu bakshichum kondu,
Uchathil alari vaneedinaan athu neram.

At that  time  they saw coming towards them,
A very tall  great being with horrifying sound,
It was uprooting trees  and had   a  mouth,
Which was  like a horrifying and shining cave,
Had  a very terrible  looking red eyes ,
With a trident kept loosely on its   left shoulder,
And it was eating  the raw meat of   wild ,
Beings   such as   the very big,
Panthers, lions, bison, wild pigs , elephants,
And men  which were  crying  and jumping,
And that being  was wailing and shouting .

Uthanam cheythu  chapa banangal kai kondadha ,
Lakshman thannodarul cheythithu  Ramachandran,
“Kando nee, oru bhayankaranayoru nisacharan,
Undu nammude  nere varunnu laghu tharam,
Sannahathode  banam thoduthunokki kondu,
Ninnu kolluga , chitham urachu , kumara nee,
Vallabhe , Bale , Sithe , pediyaykethumedo,
Valla jathiyum paripalichu kolvanallo .”

Sri Rama got up , along with the arrow and bow,
And told Lakshmana the  following  ,
Did you see, a  horrifying Rakshasa,
Is walking   towards  us swiftly.
Be prepared along with arrow placed on the bow,
Stand firm with a firm mind, Oh lad,
Oh Wife , Oh lass , Oh Sita, do not be afraid,
I  would  mange  it in some manner .

Yennarul cheythu ninnan yethum ilakathe,
Vannudan aduthithu  Rakshasa pravaranum,
Nishtoora  tharam  avan ettasa pottum vannam,
Attahasam  cheythi idi vettidum nadam pole ,
Drushtiyil ninnukanala kattkal veezhum vannam,
Pushtakopenalokam jnettumaru  ura cheythaan,
“Kashtam aahantha kashtam, ningal aar iruvarum ,
Dushta janthukkal yethamulla va kaatil ippol,
Nilkunnithastha bhayam  chapa  thuneera  bana,
Valkkala jatakalum  darichu muni vesham,
Kai kondumahohariyayoru nariyodum,
Ul karutherum  athi balanmaraollo ningal.

After telling this he stood there  without moving,
And that  great Rakshasa  came near to him,
That cruel  one shouted as if the  eight directions,
Will break  and like  the sound  of thunder ,
And his vision showered  burning embers,
And with great anger  he told as if the world  will break,
“Alas you both are standing  in this dense forest,
Which has  large number  of wild animals ,
Without any fear along with  arrow, bow and quiver,
And wearing matted hair , you have put the guise of sages,
And along with you ,  there  is  a very pretty lady,
And so oh children you have got lot of inner strength.

“Kinchana bhayam   vinaa ghoramaam  kodumkattil,
SAncharicheennathumenthoru moolam cholvin,”
Raksho vanikal  kettu thal kshanam arul cheythan,
Ikkshvaku kula nadhan mandahasanatharam,
“Raman  yennu  enikku per, yennude pathniyival,
Vamalochanna  Sita deviyennallo namam,
Lakshman yennu  namam ivannum  mal  sodharan,
Pukkithu vanantharam janaka  niyogathaal,
Raksho jathikal aakum ingane yullavare ,
Sikshichu  jagathrayam  rakshippan  ariga nee.”

“Please tell me  how you are travelling  ,
Without a trace of fear  in this very wild forest.”
Hearing the words of Rakshasa  immediately ,
The lord of the Ikkshuvaku clan told am  after  a smile,
“ My name is Rama , she is my wife  and,
This fair eyed  one is called Sita devi,
He is Lakshmana    and he is my brother,
We have entered the forest  as per the wish of my father,
We have come  here  to punish  the Rakshasas,
 And save   the three  worlds from them.”

Sruthwaa Raghava  vakhyam  attahasavum cheythu,
Vakthravum  pilarnnoru  salavum  parichongi,
Krudhaaam nisacharan  Raghavanodu chonnan,
“SAkthanaam   Viradhan, yenne nee keetitille,
Ithrilokathil yenne ariyatheyulla ,
THethrayum moodan bhavan yenniha dchen jnan.
Mad bhayam nimithamai thapasarellam  ippol,
Yi pradesathe  vedinjokkave  dhoore poyaar,
Ningalkku jeevikkayil  aasa undengil ,
Angana rathnatheyum ayudhangalum  vedinju,
Yengaanum odi povin, allaigil  yenikippol,
Thingeedum  visappadakeeduvaan  bhavanmaaraal,
Itharam paranjavan Maithily thanne nokki ,
Sathwaram  aduthathu  kandu Raghavan appol.
Pathrikal kondu thanne  hasthangal aruthappol,
Krudhichu  Raman prathi  vakthravum pilarnnu ,
Athi sathwaram  nakhthancharan  aduthanan athu neram,
As thrangal kondu kandicheedinaan  padangalum,
Badha roshathodavan pinneyum  aduthappol,
Uthamangavum  muricheedinaan   yeythu Raman.”

Hearing the words Rama   he exulted and shouted,
And opening his mouth  and uprooting a Sala tree  and holding it,
That  Rakshasa   told with great  anger to Rama,
“Have you not heard the powerful Viradha,
I understood  that  you are  but a fool,
As you are only one  in the three worlds  who is not knowing me.
All the   sages   have left this place  ,
To a far off place, due to their fear  of me.
If you are   having   any desire to live,
Leave this gem of a lady and your weapons here ,
 And run away from here , otherwise ,
I would satiate my ebbing hunger by eating you,”
When after telling this  , he  was seen ,
As moving near  to Mythili(Sita) and  then Raghava,
Cut off his hands  by the sword that Rakshasa became angry  and
With an open mouth  when he approached  near  , Rama cut of his  legs,
Using the arrows and again when with great anger,
He neared him, he cut off his head.

Rakthavum parannithu  bhoomiyil athu kandu,
Chitha kouthukathode  punarnnu Vaidehiyum,
Nruthavum thudanginaar  apsara  sthreegal yellam,
Athyucham   prayogichu  deva dundhibhikalum,
Anneram Viradhan  than ullil  ninnundaya oru ,
Dhanya roopena kanai vannithu aakasa marge.

His blood spread  on the ground   and  ,
With happiness of the mind, Sita  caressed Rama,
And the  Apsara  maidens started dancing,
And  devas  started playing  the Dundhubhi drums loudly,
And at that time  a  blessed  form was   seen to  rise ,
From the inside of Virada  and was  seen in the sky.

SWarna bhooshanam poondu Soorya sannibha kanthyaa,
Sundara  sareeranai nirmalambarathodum,
Raghavam pranathathrthi haarinam grunakaram,
Rakendu mukham bhava  bhanjanam  bhaya haram,
Indira Ramana mindeevara  dala shyamam,
Indradhi  vrundaraka vrundha  vandhitha  padam,
Sundaram sukumaaram  sukruthi jana mano ,
Mandiram  Ramachandram  Jagathaam abhiramam,
Vandhichu  danda namaskaravum cheythu  chithanandam,
Pondavan  pinne  sthuthichu thudanginaan.

Wearing golden ornaments  , with luster  of the Sun,
With pretty body , with clean silk cloths, he saluted,
Raghava, one who destroys  sorrows of those  who pray,
One who is merciful, one  who has  the face like moon,
One who destroys cycle of death and birth, one who destroys fear,
The consort of Lakshmi ,one who is black like the petals  of blue lotus,
Whose feet is worshipped   Indra   and  the hoards of devas,
One who is pretty , young , lives in mind of good people,
Ramachandra , one who is pretty every second in the world,
And also saluted by falling on the ground  and with ,
Great happiness  of the mind started praying him.

Sri Rama, Rama,  Rama, Jnan oru Vidhyadharan,
Karunya moorthe , kamala pathe , dharaa pathe,
Durvasavaya  muni thannude  sapathinaal,
Garvithanayoru  rathrincharan aayenallo,
Ninthiruvadiyude  mahathmyam kondu  sapa-,
Bandhavum theernnu  moksham prapichu ninnu nadhaa.

Hey  Sri Rama,  Hey Rama , I  am a Vidhyadhra,
Hey merciful one , Lord of Lakshmi , Lord of the earth,
By the curse  of the great  sage  Durvasa,
I became   a proud   Rakshasa,
And by the greatness  of your honourable self,
I became detached  and also got salvation,  oh my lord.

Santhatham  ini Charanam buja yugam thava,
Chinthikkai varename , manasthinnu bhakthyaa,
Vanikal kondu nama keerthanam cheyyumarakanam,
Panikal kondu charanarchanam cheyyakenam,
Srothrangal kondu Katha sravaam  cheyyakenam,
Nethrangal kondu  rama lingangal kanakenam,
Uthamangena namaskarikkai vaniedenam,
Uthama bhakthanmarkku bruthyanai varenam jnan.

My mind should  think with devotion,
Your  pair   of feet  with great  devotion,
By my voice  I should be able to sing your names,
By my hands  I should be able to offer  flowers at your feet,
By my ears I should be able to hear  your stories,
By my eyes  I should be able to see  statues of Rama,
By my head   I should  be able to bow  and salute you,
And I should  become a servant  to  your true devotees.

“Namasthe Bhagwathe , Jnana moorthaye  nama,
Namasthe    Ramaya, athma ramaya Namo nama,
Namasthe  Ramaya , Sithabhiramaya  nithyam,
Namasthe   Ramaya , lokabhiramaya  nama,
Devalokathinnu pokan anugrahikkenam,
Deva devesa punar onnu apekshichidunnen,
Nin maha devi yennemohipichidaika,
Ambuja vilochana, santhatham Namaskram.”
Ingane vignapithanakiya   Raghunadhan,
Angane thanne  yennu koduthu  varangalum,
“Mukthan yennayekandukittugayilla yenne,
Bhakthi yundaluyudan  mukthiyum labhichedum.”
Ramanodu anujnayum kai kondu Vidhyadharan,
Kamalabhena poyi naka lokavum pukkan,
Ikkadha cholli  sthuthicheedunna purushannu ,
Dushkrtham akannu mokshatheyum prapicheedaam.

“Salutations to god, salutations to the form of wisdom,
Salutations to Rama , salutations and salutations to him whom souls like,
Salutations to Rama , salutations to god who is ever pretty  to Sita,
Salutations to Rama , salutations to  god who always bewitches  the world,
Please  bless  me to go back  to  the world of devas ,
Oh God of gods , I will   request  for one more thing,
Let not your great goddess of illusion  push me in to ignorance,
Oh lotus eyed one , I always salute you.”
Being requested  like this that  God Rama  ,
Said let it be like that  and gave him boons,
“I cannot be seen by one who is detached ,
And when you get devotion, you will get detachment.”
That  Vidhyadhara  took leave   from Rama,
Went to the  deva loka  for fulfilling his wishes,
And   to the man who tells this story  and prays,
Sins would be removed   and he can get salvation.

3.3  Sarabhanga mandhira pravesam

Entering the house  of Sarabhanga

Ramalakshmanarun janaki thanum pinne,
Sreemayamaaya  sarabhanga mandiram pukkar,
Sakshal easwarane  mamsa kakshanangale kondu ,
Veekshya thapasa varan poojichu bhakthiyode ,
Kandhapakwadhikalaal  aadhithyam cheythu chitha-
Anandam  ul kondu Sarabhanganum arul cheythu.

Then Rama, Lakshmana   and Sita ,
Entered in to the auspicious home  of Sarabhanga.
Seeing   the real , real god  in flesh and bones,
That great sage worshipped him with great devotion,
And offered  him  roots and  ripened fruits,
And with great happiness Sarabhanga told.

“Jnan  anekam nalundu parthikunnathathra.
Janakiyodum  ninne kanmathinnasayale ,
AArjava budhyaa chiram thapasaa bahutharam,
AArjichenallo  punyaminnu  jnan   avayellam,
Marthyanai pirannoru  ninakku  thannedinen,
Adhya jnan mokshathinnaiudyogam  poondenallo.
Ninneyum kandu mama punyavum ningalaaki,
Yenniye  deha thyagam  cheyyaruthennu thanne,
Chinthichu  bahu kalam parthu jnan irinnithu,
Bandavumatha  kaivalyatheyum prapkunnen.”

I have  been waiting   for several number of days,
With a desire  to see  you along  with Sita.
With straight thoughts by doing  long penance,
I have earned lot of blessings  and I am giving,
All those  to you  , who is   born as  a man,
And due to this I have merited  to get salvation,
For several years now  I have been  waiting ,
To  give  all the blessings that I have earned to you,
And decided  not to die before  that takes place,
And today  becoming detached  I am attaining salvation.

Yogeendranaaya  sarabhanganaam thapodhanan ,
Yogesanaaya  Raman than padam vananginaan,
“Chinthicheedunnen  anantha santham  charachara,
Janmthukkal antharbhage  vasanatham  Jagannadham,
Sri Ramam   durva dala syamala mambojaksham,
Cheeravasam  jatamakutam  dhanurdharam,
Soumithri sevyam   Janakathmaja   samanvitham,
Soumukhya  manoharam  Karuna rathnakaram.

That king of Yoga ,  Sarabhanga  who is a saint,
Bowed before the  feet of Rama, the  God  of yoga,
“I have been always and endlessly thinking,
About   the lord of the universe  who is,
Living   within all  moving and non moving beings,
Who is Rama , black like  the leaves  of durva plant ,
Who is lotus eyed , who  wears tree’s bark,
And has a matted hair like  a crown and holds a bow,
Served by Lakshmana  and  who is with his  wife Janaki ,
Who is delightfully pretty  and a gem of mercy.

Kunta bhavavum neeki Sitaya Raghunadhaam,
Kandu kandirikkave  dehavum dahipichu,
Lokesa padam prapicheedinaan  thapodhanan,
Aakasamarge  vimangalum niranjuthe,
Nakesadhikal  pushpa vrushtiyum  cheytheedinaar,
Pakasasanan   Padambhojavum  vananginaan,
Maithilya  Soumithrinaa  thapasa gathi kandu,
Kousalya thanayanum Kouthukamundai vannu,
Thathraiva  kinchil kalam kazhinjoranantharam ,
Vruthrari mukhyanmaarum okke poi swargam pukkar.

Removing his sorrow  , in the  presence  of,
Sita   and Rama  he  burnt his body,
And that great  sage  reached the place of Brahma ,
The entire sky was  filled  by aero planes ,
And all  the devas   rained   flowers  over there,
And Indra saluted   his  lotus like feet,
And seeing the saintly  form of Sita  and Lakshmana,
 The son of Kausalya   became   happy  ,
And spending some time  over there ,
The  Indra   and other devas  went away.

3.4 Muni mandala  samagamam

The meeting with  groups of sages.

Dandakaranya sthala  vasikalaya  muni-
Mandalam  Dasaradhi  vannathu  kettu kettu,
Chandadhee dithi kula jathanaam Jagannadhan,
Pudarikakshan thanne kanmanai vannedinaar.
Rama Lakshmananmaarum Janaki devi thanum,
Mamunimaare veenu namaskaravum cheuthaar,
Thapasnmaarum  aseervadam   cheythu  avarkalotu,
AAbhoghananda  vivasanmaarai arul cheythaar.

Those groups of sages  who lived in  ,
Dandakaranya  hearing the arrival of Rama,
Who is born in the clan of the sun god ,
Who is the lord of the universe  ,
And the lotus eyed one , came to see him.
Rama, Lakshmana  and sita   saluted  them,
Falling  on the  floor and,
Those  sages blessed  all of them,
And they were drowned in great happiness  and told.

Ninnude thahwam jnangal  arinjirikkunnu ,
Panagothama thalpe  palli kollunna bhavaan,
Dhathavarthikka moolam  bhoobharam kalavaan,
Jathanayithu  bhuvi marathanda  kulathingal,
Lakshmanan aakunnathu seshanum , Sita devi,
Lakshmiyakunnathallo, Bharatha Shatrugnanmaar ,
Sankha chakra ngalum  , abhisheka  vignadhikalum,
Sangadam jnangalkku  theertheedivan yennu noonam.
Nana thapasa  kula sevitha asrama sthalam,
Kananam kanmaan asasu  nee koode ponneedenam,
Janakiyodum  Sumithrathmajanodum koodi ,
Manase  karunyamundai varumallo kandaal.

We already  know   about the principle behind you,
You who normally lie down on the bed of the king of snakes,
And you were  born in    the clan  of the Sun god,
Due to the  request  of Lord Brahma ,
For reducing   the burden   of goddess earth ,
And Lakshmana is Adhi sesha, Sita is Goddess Lakshmi,
Bharatha  and Shatrugna   are the wheel and the conch,
And we also know   about  the coronation  and its problems,
For  removing   our sorrow   very quickly,
You along with  Sita and Lakshmana  should  visit,
 To see  the hermitages  of the various sages in the forest,
And we request   you to come  along with us,
Because seeing it , you will have mercy in your mind.

Yennarul cheytha  muni sreshtanmaarodu koodi,
Chennu avar  ororo muni parnasalakal kandaar,
Anneram   thalayodum   yellukal yellam  oro,
Kunnukal pole   kandu Raghavan  chodhyam cheythaan,
“Marthya  masthakangalum  asthi kootavum  mellam,
Athraiva  moolam yenthonnithra yundaavaan aho?

With those great sages   who told like   this ,
They went and saw hermitages  of various saints,
And at that time they saw  hill like  heaps of,
Skulls , bones and seeing that Rama asked,
“Why  are  men’s heads  and collection of bones ,
Here? What  is the reason for that ?

Thadvakhyam kettu  chonnar  thapasa janam ,
“Rama Bhadra  nee kelkku, muni sathamanmaare konnu,
Nirdhayam   rakshoganam  bhakshikka  nimithamai,
Iddhesa sthithi  vyapathmai chamanjithu nadha,
Sruthwaa vruthanthamitham karunya paravasa,
Chithanaayoru purushothaman arul cheythu,
“Nishtoora tharamaya dushta Rakshasa kulam,
Ottozhiyathe  konnu nashtamakeeduvan jnan.
Ishatanu roopamthaponishtayaa vasikka,
Santhushtyaa thapasa kulam ishtiyum  cheythu nitham.”

Hearing those words    told  the sages,
“Please  hear  us Rama,  It is due to the Rakshasas ,
Mercilessly killing and eating   the good saints ,
This state has taken place and it has spread  all over , lord.,
And hearing this  news  that best among men,
Who has  a mind filled with mercy told like this,
“I will kill the most cruel  Rakshasa  people ,
Completely  and then  all the sages,
Can do what they like  and live here  doing penance ,
And also happily carry out  the fire sacrifices.”

Sathya vikramam  sathyavum cheythu  thathra,
Nithya  sampoojya maananai  vana vasikalaal ,
Thathra  thathraiva muni sathamasramangalil,
Pruthwee nandiniyodu koodiyum  anujanodu koodi,
Sathsargaanandena  vasichu kazhinjithu,
Vathsaram  thrayodasam akkalam kanai vannu.

The real hero  thus  took an oath,
And  stayed   in  hermitages of  various sages
Being   worshipped by them daily,
Along with Sita the daughter of earth  ,
And along with his brother with ,
Great happiness  arising out of the company,
And thus thirteen years were over .

 

3.5 Sutheeshnasrama  pravesam

Entering the hermitage of sage Sutheeshna.

Vikhyahamaya  sutheeshnasramam  manoharam,
Mukhya  thapasa  kula sishya   sanchaya  poornam,
Sarvarthu  guna gana  sampannam anupamam,
Sarva kaalananda danodayamadbutham,
Sarva pada  palatha gulma sankula  sthalam,
 Sarva   sal paksha mruga  bhujanga nishevitham.

The very famous hermitage of Sutheeshna which is very pretty ,
Which is filled   with  important sages and their disciples,
Which is filled with all that is good , which is matchless,
Where happiness wonderfully rises  in all seasons,
Where  all  type of trees  as well as   plants  are filled up,
And which contains all  sort of god animals  , birds and snakes.

Raghavan avarajan  thannodum  Sitayodum,
Agathanayithennu  kettoru muni sreshtan,
Kumbha sambhavanakum  agasthya  sishyothaman,
Sampreethan  Rama manthropasana  rathan muni ,
SAmbramathodu chennu kooti kondingu ponnu,
SAmpoojicharulinaan   Arghya padhyadhikalaal,
Bhakthi  poondasrujala  nethranai  sagadhgadham,
Bhaktha vathsalanaya  Raghavanodu chonnan ,
“Ninthiruvadiyude nama manthrathe thanne,
Santhatham  japipoo jnan  mal guru  niyogathaal,
Brahma  Sankara  mukha vandhyamaam  padamallo ,
Nin maha mayarnavam  kadappanoru potham,
Adhyanthamillathoru paramathmavallo  nee,
Vedhyam alloru naalum aaralum  bhava thathwam,
Thwad bhaktha bruthya bruthya  bruthyanayidenam  jnan,
Thwal padambujam nithyam ulkambil udikkanam.

Hearing  that Rama  along with his brother  and Sita devi,
Has come  the  great  sage  who is  the disciple ,
Of Agasthya   who was  born out of a pot and who pleased him,
And who  is an expert in  doing penance using name  of “Rama”,
 Went with all arrangements and took Rama along with him,
And worshipped him with water for washing his feet and for drinking,
And with devotion, eyes filled with tears and a tottering voice,
Told Rama   who was one who loves  his devotees,
“Due to the instruction of my teacher ,
I always  chant  your  name   without break,

Puthra  bharyartha nilayantha  koopathil veenu,
Bhadhanai  muzhukedumenna ninthiruvadi,
Bhaktha vathsalya  karunaa kadakshangal thannal,
Udharicheedaname  sathwaram dhaya  nidhe ,
Moothra mamsaa medhyanthraa pulgala  pindamakum,
Gathram ortholam athi kasmalam athingalulla,
Aasthaayaam maha  moha  pasa bandhavum   chedichu,
AArthi nasana , bhavan  vazhuka yennullil nithyam.

When I am falling in the “blind well” of son, wife , wealth  and house ,
And getting tied there  and getting sunk there , your honoured self,
Should   get me out of there   by the use   of ,
Your graceful affectionate  and merciful look on a devotee,
And Oh treasure of mercy, you should save me.
As this body a mixture   created  of urine , flesh, fat ,
As far as I know  is extremely  dirty  and debasing,
And please help me to cut off  the affection for it,
And live   within me    always.,

SArva bhoothangalude ullil vaneedunnathum ,
Sarvadhaa bhavan thanne kevalam yennagilum ,
Than manthraja  paranmaaraya  janangale,
Than maha maya devi  bandhichidugayilla,
Than manthra  japa vimukharaam janangale ,
Thwan maha maya   devi bandhipichidunnathum,
Seva anuropa  phala dhana  thalparan bhavan,
Deva padapangale ppole viswesa  , pothi.


Though you are the only  one   who lives,
Within all  the beings of this  world,
To those people who  like to chant your name
Your  consort  the goddess of illusion will not tie them ,
But those  people  who are not interested in chanting your name,
Are  tied by illusion  by your goddess of illusion,
As you are one who is interested in rewarding  the service to you,
And Oh God , you are like the wish giving tree, salutations.

Viswa samhara  srushti  sthithikal cheyvaanaai,
Viswa mohiniyaya maya  than gunangalaal,
Rudra  pankaja bhava  Vishnu roopangali,
Chidroopanaaya bhavaan vazhunuu mohathmanaam.
Nana roopangali thonnunnu lokathingal,
Bhanuman  jalamprathi  vevvere kanum pole,
Inganeyulla   bhagawal  swaroopathe  nithyam,
 Yengine yarinju upasipoo , Dhayanidhe.

For doing  destruction, creation and upkeep of this universe ,
 Using the characters of the illusion who attracts the world,
You  who has the  form of divine   wisdom,
Take   the forms of Shiva , Brahma  and Vishnu ,
And   exist in those forms for people bound by illusion.
Like the sun who appears   in very many different forms ,
In this world in  the very many  water bodies ,
How can I  understand  your correct form  and pray you , Oh treasure of mercy.

Adhiava  bhava  charanambuja  yugam mama,
Prathyakshamai   vannithu  mal thapo balathaal,
Thwan manthra  japa  vishudathmanaam prasadikkum,
Nirmalanaya bhavan  chinmayan yennakilum,
Sanmayamai   para  brahma  roopamai,
Kalmanaam agocharamayoru  bhavadroopam,
Thwan maya  vidambhana rachitham  manushyakam,
Manmatha  koti koti subhagam  kamaneeyam,
Karunya poorna nethram karmuka bana dharam,
Smera Sundara  Mukham jinamambaradaram,
Sita samyutham   sumithrathmaja bishevitha,
Pada pankajam  , neela neeradha  kalebharam,
Komalamathi santhi manantha guna mabhi-
Rama , athma ramam, Ananda sampoornamrutham,
Prathyaksha  Madhya mama nethra gocharamayori,
Thirumeni nithyam chithe vazhuga venam,
Muthidum  bhakthyaa namam ucharikkayidenam ,
Mathoru varam apekshikunnen illa  pothi.

Due to the strength  of the penance  that I did,
Your lotus like feet  which does not have a second , came before me,
Though  you are pure    and have the form of divine  wisdom,
You  shower your grace  on those good souls who chant your  name.
Though your form is  beyond the ambit of action ,
And  is spread everywhere and is the divine Brahmam,
Due to your own illusion  and your divine play,
It has appeared  before me  in the form of a man,
Prettier than billions of  the forms  of god of love ,
And attractive , having an eye filled  with mercy,
Wearing  a insurmountable  bow  and arrow,
Sweet to think about ,wearing a dress of the hide of a deer,
Along with Sita , with  lotus like  feet worshipped by Lakshmana,
With body of  the blue colour  of the  rich  cloud,
Pretty,  greatly peaceful , endowed with endless  qualities,
Pretty every moment,  pretty to the soul, full of nectar like joy,
And  I request  you to live  in my mind always ,
I should  be chanting your names with  mature devotion,
And I do not need any other boon, salutations.

Vambichu koopi  sthuthicheedina   muniyodu,
Mandahasam poondu  Raghavan arul cheythu ,
“Nithyavum  upasana shudhamayiripporu ,
Chitham jnan arinjathre  kanamaanai vannu mune,
SAnthatham yenne thanne  saranam prapichu ,
Manmathropasakanmaarai nirapekshanmaarai ,
Santhushtan marayulla  bhakthanmarkku yenne  nithyam,
Chinthicha vannam thanne  kanai vannedumallo.

To the sage   who saluted  and praised  him,
Along with a smile    Sri Rama told,
“Oh sage  I am able   to see  in you ,
A clean mind which meditates on me daily,
To those   devotees  who always surrender to me,
And  meditate  on my name  without any wants,
 And are  satisfied   within themselves ,
 I can  be easily  seen by them by mere  thought.”

Thwalkrutha methal stotram malpriyam  padicheedum,
Salkruthi  pravaranaam marthyannu  viseshichu,
Sad bhakthi bhavichidum , brahma jnanavum undaam,
Alpavum athinilla samsayam  niroopichaal.
Thapasothama , Bhavan yenne sevikka moolam,
Prapikkumallo mama sayujyam dehanase ,
Undoru aagraham  thava achayanaam Agasthyane ,
Kandu vandhichu kolvaan, yenthathinavathippol,
Thathraiva kinchil kalam vasthu mundathyagraham ,
Yethrayum  undaduthathum Agasthyasramam mune.

The  prayer  composed  by you is liked by me   and 
Specially those lucky good men who read it,
Would be blessed  with  devotion and  would get divine knowledge ,
There  is no doubt whatsoever   to it .
Oh great sage , You because of your service to me ,
Would attain my presence after  death,
I have a wish to meet your  teacher  sage Agasthya,
For seeing and saluting him , what  can I do  for it,
I  have a great  desire    to live  there  for  some time,
And so  I have decided  to go there next.

Itham Ramokthi kettu chollinaan Sutheeshnanum,
Asthu they  bhadram , athu thonniyathinnu jnan,
Kattuvenallo  vazhi koode  ponnu adutha naal.
Vattamenniye  vaasikkenam innivide  naam.
Ottu nalundu jnanum   kanditten guruvine ,
Pushta modhathodokke  thakka poi kanam allo.
Itham anandam poondu  rathriyum kazhinjappol,
Uthanam cheythu   Sandhya vandhanam kruthwaa seegram,
Preetanaam miniyodum  , janaki deviyodum,
Sodaranodum  mandam nadannu madhyahne  poi,
Chennithu  Raman  Agasthanujasrame  javam.
Vannu salkaram   cheythaan  Agasthya  sahajanum,
Vanya bhojanavum  cheythu annu avar  yellavarum,
Anyonya   sallapavum  cheythu irunooru sesham.

Hearing these   words of Rama , Sutheeshna told,
Let you be joyful  , for getting that  thought,
Tomorrow I will come along with you  and show you the way,
Please  live here   without  any problems,
I have not been able to see my guru for quite some time,
We will go   there with joy   and  properly see him.”
Like that  they   happily they spent   the night ,
Got up early morning , did salutations to the dawn,
And speedily  and along with   the friendly sage ,
Sita  and Lakshmana , walking  slowly ,
Rama reached  near the hermitage  of Agasthya  in the afternoon.
Then the disciple  of Agasthya   treated them with  hospitality,
And they took food  in the forest there  and ,
They  all sat there  pleasantly  talking with each other.

3.6 Agasthya  Sandarsanam

Seeing of Agasthya.

Bhanuman  udhichappol  arghyavum  nalgi maha,
Kanana marge   nada kondithu mandam mandam
SArvarthu phalaka sumadya pada palathaa-
Samvrutham nana mruga   sanchaya  nishevitham,
Nana pakshikal nadam kondathi manoharam,
Kananam  jathi vaira   rahitha janthu sampoornam,
Nandana   samana mananda  dhanadyam  muni-
Nandana  veda dwani mandithamanupamam ,
Brahmarishi  pravaranmaramara munikalum,
SAmmodham poondu  vazhum mandira  nikarangal,
Sankhyayillatholam  undu ororo  tharam nalla,
SAnkhyaa vathukkalmundu  athamillatha  vannam.

When the Sun rose up after , offering water in prayer ,
 They walking slowly and slowly in the  forest  path,
And reached  a forest blessed  with all types  ,Of fruits  , flowers ,
Trees , climbers and which had different types of animals,
Made extremely pretty by the sound of various birds,
And full of animals   which were not born as enemies of each other,
Filled  with  the chanting  of Vedas  by  young people ,
Who were  happy  and rich and were the sons of sages,
Filled  with great sages  who belong to the clan of Brahma sages,
Filled with homes   which were  living happily together,
And  crowded  with innumerable  and endless  great scholars.

Brahma lokavum ithinodu  neralla yennathre,
Brahmahnanmarayullor  chollunnu  kanum thorum,
Ascharyamoronniva   kandu kandavarum   ,
Chennasramathinnu  purathaduthu Shubha dese ,
Visramichu  anantharam aruli cheythu  Raman,
Visruthanaya   Sutheeshnan   thannodu, “ini ippol,
Vegena chennu  Bhavan Agasthya  Muneendranodu,
Agathanayorenne , angu unarthichidenam,
Janakiyodum  brathavaya   Lakshmananodum,
Kanana dware   vasichedunnithubupasramam.”
Sruthwa ramoktham   Sutheeshnan  Maha prasadam,
Yithukthwaa sathwaran  gathwa aacharas mandiram  mudhaa,
Nathwaa thwaam guru varam agasthyam muni kula
SAthamam  Raghuthama   bhaktha sanchaya  vrutham,
 Rama manthrartha  vyakhya thalparam sishyanmaarkai,
Kamada  magasthya  mathmaramam muneeswaram,
Aarooda  vinayam kondu natha  vakthrathodum,
Aaraal  veenudan   danda namaskaravum cheythaan.

More and more  it is seen  the  great men  knowing  Brhamam  used  to tell,
That  even the land of Brahma  is not equal to it.
Seeing all these  wonders  one by one ,
They reached a comfortable place just outside  the hermitage.
After  taking rest for some time  Rama,
Told the   very famous  Sutheeshna   as follows,
“Sir , you please  now   go and tell sage Agasthya,
 That   I have come here  along with Sita  and Lakshmana,
And we are  at the entrance of the forest , near the hermitage.”
Hearing  what was said by Rama , the  sage Sutheesna ,
Saying that it is my great luck  and went happily,
 To the house  of his great  teacher  with joy,
Saluted  the great teacher  Agasthya,
Who was a great sage , whose penance  was the devotion of Rama,
Who was interested  in explaining  the meaning of the word, “Rama” to his disciples,
And that  great sage   with great  humility  and great devotion.
Saluted  sage Agasthya   by falling  on the floor.

“Ramanaam  dasarathi  sodharanodum nija-,
Bhaminiyodum undingu agathanayittipol,
Nilkunnu  purathu  bhagathu Karunyabde, nin,
TRikkuzhalina  kandu vandhippan bhakthiyode.”
Mumbe  thannaka kambil  kandarinjirtikkunnu,
Kumbha sambhavan  punarengilum   arul cheythaan.
“Bhadram they Raghunatham aanaya  kshipram rama-
Bhadram  may hrudhi  sthitham  bhaktha vathsalam devam,
Parthiruneedunnu jnan   yethra nalundu kanmaan,
Prarthichu  sada kalam dhyanichu Ramaroopam,
Rama  Ramethi  Rama manthravum japichathi ,
Komalam   kala megha shyamalam   nalinaksham.”

Oh sea of mercy,  Rama the  son of Dasaratha ,
Along with his brother    and his wife ,
Have already come  and  are standing  outside ,
For saluting   your lotus like feet  with devotion.”
Though he   already knew  about it in his mind,
That  Sage born out of the pot   without telling that  told,
“Happiness   to the lord of Raghu clan,  speedily  bring,
Rama  who is in my heart , who is the God who likes his devotees,
Whom I have  been waiting   for a long time to see ,
Whom  I have been always praying, meditating on his form,
And chanting   Rama, Rama  which is  the Rama chant ,
And who is pretty , black like  a cloud  and having pretty eyes.”

Ithyukthwaa  sarabha samuthaya   muni ,
Pravarothaman   madhye  chitham athyantha bhakthyaa muni-
SAthamanmaarodum  , nija  sishya   sanjayathodum,
Gathwaa  Sri Ramachandra   vakthram parthu arul cheythaan,
“Bhadram they , nirantharamasthu  santhatham  Rama-
Bhadram   may dhishtyaa chiram adyaiva   samagamam,
Yogyanai irippor  ishtadhithi  balal mama,
Bhagya poornathwena    samprapathanayithu BHavan,
Adhya  vasaram mama   saphalamathrayalla,
Mathaps saphalyavum   vannithu jagat pathe.”

Telling this  the sage  got up very quickly,
And that expert in Vedas    with   a mind,
Full of devotion along with great  sages   ,
And along with  a collection of disciples,
Went  there and after seeing face of Ramachandra  told,
“Let you be joyful,  permanently and always,
This is indeed  an unplanned  meet between us,
This great  guest  whom I like ,  has  come ,
Accidentally  due to the  acme  of my luck,
It is not that  this time  is fruitful,
But  my  penance  also is fruitful, Oh lord of the universe.”

Kumbhasambhavan  thanne kandu Raghavan thanum,
Thambiyum Vaidehiyum  sambrama samanvitham,
Kumbittu bhakthyaa  danda namaskaram cheythappol,
Kumbha janmavum   yeduthu yezhunelppichu seegram,
Gadasleshavum cheythu  paramaandathodum,
Goodapadheesamsajanaaya Lakshmananeyum,
Gathra sparsanam paramahlada Jatha sravam ,
Nethra keelaala kulanaaya thapasa varan,
Yekena karena  sangyahya  romanchanvitham,
Raghavanudekara pankajam  mathi drutham,
Swasramam jagama hrushtathmana muni sreshtan,
Asritha jana priyanaaya  Viswesam Ramam,
Padhyarghya asana Madhu parkamukhyangalum,
Aapadhya sampoojya  sukhamai  upavishtam Nadham,
Vanya bhojyangal kondu  sadaram bhujippichu,
Dhanyanaam  thapodhanan yekanthe chollinaan.

After  seeing  Agasthya  , Rama  himself,
His younger brother  and Sita  along with nervousness,
Saluted him with devotion  and when they saluted him on the floor,
Sage  Agasthya  quickly took them  and made  them to stand,
And  also hugged  Rama tightly  along with great joy,
And  touched  Lakshmana   who  is the incarnation,
Of Adhisessha the great snake and shed tears  of joy,
And that   great sage   who was  having a very wet eyes,
Caught  Rama  with one hand  along with  very great joy,
The lotus like hand of Rama  and lead him inside the hermitage,
And once they went inside , that sage   with a joyful soul,
Offered  water to wash his feet and also drinking water ,
As well offered him Madhuparka* worshipped him,
And to the lord   who  was seated   comfortably,
He offered food collected   from the forest ,
And that  blessed   sage  told Rama in private.
        *a mixture of curd, ghee , honey etc

3.7  Agasthya  Sthuthi

The prayer  of Agasthya

Nee varunnathum parthu jnan irunnithu  noonam,
DEvakalodum  kamalasananodum bhavan ,
Ksheera varidhi theerathingal  ninnarul cheythu,
“Ghora Ravanan thanne konnu  jnan Bhoomandala,
Bharapaharanam  cheytheeduven,”  yennu, thanne,
Sarasasana , Sakaleswara , Dhayanidhe ,
Jnan annu  thudangi  vannivide vanedinen,
Ananda swaroopanaam  ninnudal kandu kolvaan,
Thapasa  janathodum  Sishya sangathathodum,
Sri Padambujam nithyam dhyanichu vasichu jnan.

I have  been waiting  here  to see  you for a long time,
You addressing the   Devas   and  Lord Brahma ,
In the banks of the ocean of milk told,
“I would reduce the   burden of   the earth,
By killing    the horrible  Ravana,” and,
Oh Lord who sits on lotus , god of all , treasure of mercy,
On that  same day itself   I came and started living here,
For seeing the  body of  joy personified,
Along with sages   as well  as a hoard of my disciples ,
And daily  I will meditate on your lotus feet  and stay here.

Loka srushtikku munnam  yekanai  anandanai,
Loka karanan vikalpopadi virahithan,
THannude maya thanikku  asraya bhoothyai,
Thannude  shakthiyennum  prakruthi maha  maya,
Nirgunanaya  ninne yavaranam cheythittu,
Thal gunangale  anusaripicheedunnathum,
Nirvyajam  vedanthikal  chollunnu ninne munnam,
Divyamam avyakyathamennu upanishadvasaal.

Before  the creation of the world , you were alone and joyful,
You are the cause of the world  and free  from choices ,
And because your illusion was   serving you,
 You made her   your strength called  the great illusion of nature ,
And she  covered you , who had no characteristics,
And  makes  you appear  with different characteristics,
And without hesitation the philosophers   tell about you,
That you are  the divine entity that cannot be explained  by Upanishads.

Maya deviye moola prakruthiyennum  chollum,
Mayatheethanmarellam  samsmruthiyennum chollum,
Vidwanmaar  avidhyayennum  parayunnuvallo,
SAkthiye pala namam chollunnu  palatharam,
Ninnal samkshobhamanakiya maya thannil,
Ninnu undai vannu maha  thathwam  yennallo  cholvu.

That Goddess  of illusion  is called the root of nature ,
And those above illusion call her  “domestic life”,
Amd learned people call her  non- knowledge ,
And thus the goddess  is called by several names,
And that   from the  illusion which has been churned  by you,
It is told was born   the great  philosophy.

Ninnude niyogathal maha thathwathingale,
Ninnu undai vannu  punar ahankaravum  puraa,
Maha thathawvum ahankaramum  samsaravum,
Mahadvedhikal yevam moonai cholleedunnu,
Sathvikam   rajasavum  thamasam mennee vannam,
Vedhyamai chamanjithu moonum mennarinjalum.

 Due to your saying  , from the  great philosophy,
 Arose again   what is called   egoism,
And this great philosophy, egoism  and domestic world,
Are  described   by those   who know Vedas  well as three ,
Viz pious  , regal   and  base, characters
And understand that these three things , have become subject to a  study.

Thamasthingal ninnu  sookshma  than mathrakalum,
Bhomi poorvaka  sthoola  Pancha bhoothavum pinne ,
Rajasathingal   ninnundatyathu indriyangalum,
 Thejo  roopangalaaya daivathangalum pinne,
Sathvikathingal  niiny=u manassum undai vannu,
Suthra roopakam lingam ivathil ninnundai,
Sarvathra  vyaptha  sthoola  sanchayathingal ninnu ,
Divyanaam  viral pooman undayithennu kelppu.

From the base  quality came sound , touch , form , taste  and smell,
And from them  the five boothas ether , wind , fire, water and earth  came,
From the regal quality  were born the  sense organs,
And from the pious quality  came  the mind  and  the gods  which were  shining,
And from all these came   the body which is the connecting link,
And  from that   collection of forms  which are  spread everywhere ,
Came out   the   Godly form(virat Purusha), this is what I hear.

Anganeyulla  Viral purushan   thanneyallo,
THingidum   chara chara lokangal    aakunnathum,
Deva manisha  thiryogyoni jathikal   bahu,
Sthavara  jangamougha  poornamundai vannu ,
Thwan maya gunangale  munnam asarayichallo,
Brahmavum Vishnu thanum   Rudranum undai  vannu,
Loka srushtikku   rajo gunam asrayichallo,
Lokesanaya  dathaanabhiyil ninnu undai,
Sathwamaam  gunathingal ninnu  rakshippan Vishnu ,
Rudranum  , thamo gunam kondu samharippanum.

It is that  Virat Purusha  who became ,
The crowded  moving and not moving worlds,
And  devas, men and asuras and  very many,
Immobile   beings came  fully from them,
It is depending on your illusory nature  ,
That Brahma, Vishnu   and Shiva came,
And   for creation  Brahma  born out of the belly,
Depended  fully on the   regal qualities,
And Lord Vishnu  did the job of upkeep using pious qualities,
And Lord   Shiva   using  the base qualities  destroyed.

Budhi jathakalaya vruthigal guna thrayam,
Nithyamamsichu  jagral swapnavum   sushpthiyum,
Ivathinellam   sakshiyaya  chinmayan BHavan,
Nivruthan   nithyan aneka vyan allo Nadha,
Yathoru kalam  srushti cheyvaan ichichu  bhavan,
Modamodu appol angeekarichu  maya thanne,
Thanmoolam  gunavane  pole yatathu bhavan,
Thwan maha maya  randu vidhamai  vannalallo,

The three  division of activities  came from the brain,
And daily they were  divided as wakefulness, dream  and sleep,
And you the divine spirit was  the witness  to these all,
And are you not  Oh lord enclosed in yourself , one  who is forever ,
And one   who takes   various forms,
When you  decided  to undertake creation,
Then with joy you accepted the services of illusion,
And due to that   you appeared  as if you had several characters ,
And your great  illusion    did come  in two different forms.

Vidhyayum avidhyayum  yennulla bedakhyaya,
Vidhyayennallo cholvu  nivruthi nirathanmaar,
Avidhya vasanmaarai  varthicheedunna janam,
Pravruthi  nirathanmar yennathre  bedhamullu,
Vedantha vakhyartha vedhikalai  samanmaarai ,
Pada bhakthanmarayullavar  vidhyathmakanmaar ,
Avidhya vasaganmaar  nithya samsarikal  yennu,
Avasyam  thathwajnammar chollunnu nirantharam.

Due to  the   difference between knowledge  and illusion,
The knowledge  came , say those  who are  not attached ,
And  the only difference  is that those people  who live as  the slaves of illusion,
Are  termed as those who are  busy with acts  for an aim,
And those  who  understand the  words of philosophy,
And have   devotion to your feet are termed as knowledgeable ,
And those   under   the control of illusion continue as perennial family men,
And this  is being permanently told by philosophers.

Vidhyabhyasaika rathanmaaraya janangale,
Nithyamukthanmar yennu chollunu thathwajanmar,
Thwan manthropasakanmarayulla bhakthanmarkku,
Nirmalamaya   vidhya thane sambhavichidum,
Mathulla  moodanmaarkku  vidhyayundakennathum,
Chethilla  noorayiram janmangal kazhinjalum,
Aakayaal thwal bhakthi  sampannanmarayullavar ,
Yekantha mukthanmaar illethum   samsayamorthaal,
Thwad bhakthi sudhaheenanmarayullavarkkellam,
SWapnathil polum  moksham  sambhavikkayilla.

Those people  who   are  interested only  in gaining knowledge ,
Are  termed   as those  who  are  free forever,  say the  philosophers,
And   to those devotees  who are practicing meditation of your name ,
The clean  gain of knowledge   would automatically  happen,
And to other fools  the knowledge  will never  come
Even if they are  born hundred thousand times,
So those   who are blessed  with devotion to you,
Are not  those  who get salvation   alone,
And  to all those who do not have  the nectar of your devotion,
 Even in their dreams they will not get  salvation.

Sri Rama   , Raghupathe  , Kevala Jnana moorthe,
Sri Ramana, Athmarama , Karunyamrutha sindho ,
Yenthinu  valare  jnan ingu parayunnu,
Chinthikkil saram kinchil cholluvaan dhara  pathe ,
Sadhu sangathi thanne moksha karanamennu,
Vedanthajanmaaraya   vidhwanmaar cholleedunnu,
SAdhukkalakunnathu   samachithanmarallo,
Bodhipicheedum Athma jnanavum   BHakthanmarkkai ,
Nispruhanmaarai vigathaishananmaarai  sadaa,
Thwad bhakthanmarai  nivruthakhila kamanmaarai,
Isha anishta prapthikal randilum samanmaarai,
Nashta sanganmaaraumai   sanyastha  karmaakalai,
Thushta manasanmaarai  brhama thath paranmaarai,
Sishtacharaika parayananmaarai  nithyam,
Yogartham yama niyamadhi  sampannanmaarai,
Yekanthe   sama dhama sadana yukthanmaarai,
SAdukkal avarodu  sangathi yundakumbol,
Chethasi  bhaval kadha sravane  rathiyundaam,
Thal kadha sravanena  bhakthiyum vardhichidum,
Bhakthi  vardheecheedumbol  vijnam  undai varum,
Vijnana jnanadhikal kondu  mokshavum varum,
Vijnatham yennal  guru mukhathil ninnu ithellam,
Aakayaal  thwad bhakthiyum  ningale  prema vayppum,
Raghava  , sada bhavikkename   Dhaya nidhe.

Oh Rama, Oh lord  of Raghu clan , Oh lord who has only wisdom,
Oh Ramana , Oh Rama who is the soul, oh ocean of nectar  of mercy,
Why should  I  keep on  telling   like  this,
Oh king , if we think there is very little  to tell as the meaning,
The  learned people   who have  mastered  Vedas ,
Are telling that  the company of good people is the cause of salvation,
And the good people  are  those  who have a balanced mind,
And they teach the science of   soul   to the devotees,
They are  without jealousy   and desire,
They are your devotees and are  the people  who have killed all desires,
They  look at things that  they like and do not like  in the same way,
They are those who have  come out of attachments,
They are  those  who perform actions   without attachment,
They have a contended mind and would  be only interested in Brahmam,
They are the ones  who are  interested  only in good things,
And daily for doing Yoga  they practice Ahimsa and truth  and
Also practice  absolute  control  of their senses ,
They also know how to control passion and anger  and control  sense organs,
And when you get company  of good people  who are like this,
Your mind would get  interested  in hearing the  stories of God,
And by hearing stories about you , their devotion will increase,
And when their devotion increases, they will know scientific thought,
And by knowledge of scientific thought and divine  knowledge  , they will get salvation,
And all that  is to be known should be learned from a Guru,
And Oh Rama , oh treasure of mercy, because of this ,I should always have,
Great devotion  to you   as well as love towards  you.

Thwal pada  pankajangalilum  thwad bhakthanmaarilum ,
Yennul poovil  Bhakthi punar yeppozhum  undakanam.
Innalo saphalamai vannathu mama janmam,
Innu mal kruthangalum  vannithu saphalamai,
Innallo thapassinum   saphalyamundai vannu ,
Innallo saphalamai vannathu  man nethravum,
Sithaya  saardham hrudhi vasikka   sadaa  bhavan,
Sita Vallabha , jagan nayaka , Dasaratha.

My mind should  always be completely filled ,
With devotion to your lotus like feet and on your devotees,
Today  my birth has  assumed  a good meaning,
Today the fire sacrifices done by me  assumed a good meaning,
Today all the penance  that I did assumed good meaning,
Today my eyes    have assumed   a good meaning,
Along with Sita , please always live in my mind,
Oh consort of Sita , Oh lord  of universe, Oh son of Dasaratha.

Nadakkumbozhum , irikkumbozhum  moredathu,
Kidakkumbozhum , bhujikkumbozhum  yennu venda,
Nana karmangal anushtikkumbol  sada kalam,
Manase  bhavadroopam thonnenam , dhayambudhe,
Kumbha sambhavan   ithi sthuthichu bhakthiyode,
Jambari thannal  munnam nikshipthamaya  chapam,
Bana thoonirathodum koduthu gadgathodum,
Aananda  vivasanai  pinneyum arul cheythaan.

“While  I am walking,  While  I am sitting  or lying down,
In a place , while I am eating  and not only that  ,
When I am engaged  in various activities,
Your form should always come in mind , Oh ocean of mercy, “
After praying like   this with great devotion, sage  Agasthya,
Gave Rama  the bow which has  been deposited by Indra  with him,
As well as arrows   and quivers as well  as sword,
And after  drowning in joy again told.

“Bhoobhara  bhoothamaya  Rakshasa vamsam  ninnaal,
Bhoopathe , vinashjtamayeedenam  vaikidathe,
SAkshal  Sri Narayananaaya   nee  mayayodum,
Rakshasa vadathinai  marthyanai pirannathum,
Randu yojana vazhi  chellumbol  ivide,
Ninnundallo  punya bhoomiyaya Panchavati,
Gowthami theere  nalloru asramam   chamachathil,
Sithaya vasikkapoi seshamulloru kalam,
Thathraiva vasichu  nee deva karyangal yellam,
Sathwaram  cheyga” yennu  udan anujna nalgi  muni.

“Ok king without further delay   the  clan of Rakshasas ,
 Who have  become a great burden to earth ,
Should be completely   destroyed   by you,
Because you who are  the real Lord Vishnu   along with  your illusion,
Have taken birth   as  a man to  kill the Rakshasas
About   five miles from here , there is a sacred place called Panchavati,
Which is in the banks of river  Gowthami ,
You please  build   a good heritage there  ,
And live the rest of your period there  with Sita,
And living there  you have  to quickly,
Complete   all the jobs of devas’
Saying this the sage  bid farewell to Rama,

Sruthwaithal  stotra  sara magasthya  subashitham,
Thathwartha   samanvitham Raghavan thiruvadi,
Bana chapathikalum   thathraiva nniksepichu,
Veenudan  namaskarichu Agasthya  Padambujam,
Yaathrayum  mayapichu sumithrathmajanodum,
Preethyaa  janakiyodum  yezhunellidu neram.

Hearing the good  words  of Agasthya , which was,
A concise meaningful prayer , and was blessed,
 With philosophical thoughts  ,  the honourable  Rama,
Kept the   bow , arrow and quiver there ,
And saluted   the lotus like  feet  of Agasthya  ,
And he was sent  on his journey along with,
The son of Sumithra   as well as the adorable  Sita.

3.8  Jatayu Sangamam

Meeting with Jatayu

Adri srungabham  thathra  padathi madhye kandu,
Pathri sathamanakum   vrudhanaam  Jatayusham,
Yethrayum valarnnoru   vismayam poondu Ramanm
Badha roshena  sumithrathmajanodu chonnaan.

Seeing   the good Bird  Jatayu who was old ,
Rama thought that  it was  a peak blocking his way,
And   was  completely    bewildered   and,
With increasing anger told the  son of Sumithra.

“Rakshasam pravaran kidakkunithu ,
Muni bhakshakn ivane nee kandathillayo sakhe,
Vilingu thannedu nee bheethiyum mundakolaa,
Kolluuvan ivane jnan vaikathiniyippol.”

“Oh friend, Did you not see   a great   Rakshasa ,
Who is the eater  of sages lying there?
Give me the bow and do not get afraid ,
I would  kill him without  much delay.”

Lakshman thannodu itham   Raman chonnathu kettu,
Pakshi  sreshtanum  Bhaya peedithamai chonnan,
Vadhyanallaham   thava  thathannu  cheruppathil,
Yethrayum   mishtanaya vayasyan yennarinjaalum,
Ninthiruvadikkum  jnan ishtathe  cheitheeduvan,
Hanthavyanalla bhavad bhakthanaam  Jatayu jnan,”
Yenniva  kettu  bahu sneha mulkkondu nathan,
Nannai aslesham cheythu  nalkinaan anugraham,
“yengil jnan iruppathinnaduthu vasikka nee ,
Sangadamini yonnu kondu may  ninakkilla,
Sangichenallo  ninne  jnanathu  kashtam, kashtam,
Kinkara pravaranai vazhuga melil bhavanm


Hearing what was  told by Rama to Lakshmana,
That great bird  became scared   and told,
“I am not a killer , please know   that  at young age,
I am an extremely close   friend of your father.
I will do only things liked by you to you,
And I am not to be killed,  for I am Jatayu , your devotee.”
Hearing this The lord   with great love ,
Hugged him and gave  him his blessings,
“ If so please  live  in a place near to my residence,
And by any reason there  will not be sorrow to you,
Alas , alas   I had doubts about  you,
Please  live with  me   as one who helps me.

3.9 Panchavati pravesa

Entry in to Panchavati

 Yennarul cheythu chennu pukkithu Panchavati,
Thannilammaru  Sita Lakshmana  samethanai,
Parnasalayum theerthu  Lakshmanan manojnamai,
Parna pushpangal kondu  thalpavum undakkinaan,
Uthama ganga nadhi kku uthare there puru-
Shothaman vasichathu Janaki deviyodum.
Kadali panasa Mradhya  akhila phala vrukshavrutha,
Kanane jana sambadha vivarjithe,
Neeruja sthale  vinodhippichu devi thanne,
Sri Raman Ayodhyayil  vanathu pole vaanaan,
Phalamooladhikalum Lakshmanan anudhinam ,
Palavum kondu vannu kodukkum preethiyode,
Rathriyil urangathe  chapa bananavum dari-
Chasthaya  raksharthamai ninnidum bhakthiyode.

After  telling this   he went to live  in Panchavati,
Along with   Sita and  Lakshmana.
Lakshmana built a   pretty hermitage there ,
And made a bed   using  leaves  and flowers.
Rama the great man   was  living with Sita,
To the north of the   divine  river Ganga.
In the forest full of Banana jack and mango trees,
 Which was   completely   empty of people,
Which was completely safe, Rama entertained his wife,
And lived there as   he was wont   to live in the city of Ayodhya.
Daily Lakshmana   would bring fruits  as well as roots,
With great love and armed  with bow and arrow ,
Would  stand around   with devotion for their safety.

Sithaye  madhyeyakki moovarum  prathakale ,
Gowthami thannil  kulichu  arghyavum kazhichudan,
POrumbol  Soumithri  paniyavum kondu porum,
Varam varam   preethi poondingane vazhum kalam.

Keeping Sita     In between them all  the three of them,
They Would  go to the  Gowthami river, take bath  and  do water offerings,
 And while coming Lakshmana would  bring water to drink,
 And when they were  living like this   for some time.

 

3.10 Lakshmanopadesam (also called as Rama Gita)

Teaching to Lakshmana

Lakshman oru dinam  yekanthe  Rama devan,
Trukkazhal  koopi vinaanwithanai  chonnan

One day Lakshmana  alone with God Rama,
Saluting his feet told   with great humility.

“Mukthi margathhe   yarul cheyyanam,
Bhakthanam   adiyanodu ajnanam neengum vannam,
Jnana  vijnana   bhakthi vairagya chihnamellam,
Manasanandam varumaru  arul cheytheedenam,
Aarum  ninthiruvadiyozhinjillivayellam,
Nerode yupadesicheeduvaan bhoomandale.”
Sri Raman  athu kettu Lakshmanan  thannodu appol,
Aarudanandamarul cheythithu vazhipole .

“Please   tell me about  the way to salvation,
In such a way  that the ignorance   of this devotee  goes  away,
Please tell me  about the signs  of divine wisdom , scientific knowledge ,
Devotion and  detachment so that my mind would be happy,
For in  this earth  there is no one except you,
Who can tell me with authority  about this.”
Hearing this Sri Rama  with    a rising sensation of joy,
 Told   Lakshmana   in a proper manner.

“Kettalum yengilathu  guhyamam upadesam,
Kettolam thernnu koodum vikalpa bramamellam,
Mumbinaal maya  swaroopathejnan  cholleduvan,
Ambodu pinne jnana sadanam chollamallo.
Vijnana sahithamaam jnanvum cholvan pinne,
Vijnayam mathma sawaroopatheyum cholaamedo ,
Jneyamayulla pramathmanam ariyumbol,
Maya sambanda  bhayamokke neengedumallo .”

Please hear  this teaching  which is a great secret,
As you hear  your  confusion  about  changes will vanish,
First I will tell you about   the form of illusion,
And later  I would tell you  about consequences of divine wisdom,
And later I will tell you about wisdom  with scientific thought,
And I will also tell you how to understand the form  of the soul,
And when you understand the  concept  of the divine  soul,
The fear  about illusion would  go away from you.

“Athmavallatheyulla  dehadhi vasthukkalil,
Atmavennulla bodham  yadonnu jagathraye,
Mayayakunnathu nirnayam athinale  ,
Kaya sambandam aakum samsaram bhavikkunnu,
Undallo  pinne vikshepavarangal yennu,
Randu roopam mayaykennariyuga, soumithre  nee,
Yennathil munnethallo lokathe kalpikunnathu,
Yennariga  athi sthoola sookshma bedangalodum,
Lingadhibrahmanthamaam  avidhya roopamathum,
Sangadhi  doshangale   sambhavi pikkunnathum.”

The belief   in all the three  worlds  that ,
The   parts  of the body   which are  not the soul,
Are the soul  is  most definitely because  of illusion,
And because   of this the life  becomes related  to the body,
And further there is the concept of  “wrong  understanding” and “the  hiding screen”,
Which are  the two forms of illusion,  you understand this Lakshmana,
And the first among these makes the world  appear as true,
Along with   the very many gross  and micro differences,
And it  is spread   as  the form  of negative wisdom ,
Which is spread  from the   body to the Brahmam,
And is the reason  for the problems such as great desire.

Jnana roopiniyakum  vidhyayathu,
Ananda  prapthi  hetha Bhootha yennarinjalum,
Maya kalpitham paramathmani  viswamedo,
Maya kondallo viswam undennu thonnikkunnu,
Rajju  gandathingale  pannaga  budhi pole  ,
Nischayam vicharikkil yetum onnillayallo ,
Manavanmaaral kana pettathum kelkkayathum,
Manasathingal smarikka pedunnathumellam,
Swapna sannibham vicharikkil  allathu onnallo,
Vibhramam kalanjaalum vikalpamudakenda.

The  learning   which has  the form of divine wisdom,
Which is the second  one , is the cause  for getting joy,
And  the world is being imagined  as a part of the divine soul.
It is the illusion  that makes  world appear  to be true,
Similar  to one seeing a serpent in a piece  of rope,
But  if we properly think nothing of these  is there.
All that  which are  seen or heard and ,
Imagined which is  in the mind  by man ,
Are like   a dream, if you  properly think about it ,
Throw away this disturbance and do not have wrong understanding.

Janma samsara   vruksha moolamayathu deham,
Thanmoolam puthra kalathradhi sambandamellam,
Dehamayathupancha Bhootha  sanchaya  mayam,
Deha sambandam maya vaibhavam vicharichaal,
Indriya dasakavum ahankaravum  budhi,
Manassum chitha moola prakrukruthi yennithellam,
Orthu kandalum orumichu irikkunnathallo.
Kshethramayathudeham yennum undallo namam.
Yenivathingal ninnuveronnu jeevanathum,
Nirnayam paramathma, nischalam niramayan,
Jeevathma  swaroopathe yarinjukolvanulla,
Sadhanangale  kettu kolga soumithre nee.

The root of the tree of birth  and domestic life  is the body.
And due to that arises the relation between son and the wife,
And that body is only a collection of the five elements,
And if we think about  the relation with the body is the greatness of illusion,
And if we think correctly , the ten organs (five mental  and five physical),
The pride  , the  intelligence ,mind, brain and  the basic traits,
Together   is  being termed   as the body.
This  body has  another name , “ field”(temple?),
And  the one which is from all this is the soul,
And definitely the divine soul  is stable and one without  properties,
And Oh Lakshmana, please  hear from me  about that ,
Which   helps  us to understand the form of the soul.

Jeevathmavennum  paramathmavennathum orkill,
Kevalam  paryaya sabdhangal yennarinjalum,
Bedam yethumeyilla  random onnathre noonam.
Bedam undennu parayunnathu  ajnanmaarallo.
Manavum  dambam himsavakrathwam , kamam, krodham,
Manase  vedinju  santhushtanai sada  ka;am,
Anyoksha upadhikalum sahichu sama budhyaa ,
Manyu bhavam akale kalanju  anudinam,
Bhakthi kai kondu guru sevayum cheythunija,
Chitha sudhiyum deha shudhiyum  cheythu kondu,
Nithyavum  sal karmangalkku ilakkam varuthathe  ,
Sathyathe samasrayichu , Ananda   swaroopanai,
Manasa  vachana dehangale yadaikki,
Than manase vishaya soukhyangale chithiyathe ,
Janana  jara marangale chithichu ullil,
Anahangarathwena sama bhavanayodum,
SArva athmavakum yengal uracha manassodum,
Sarvadaa  Rama ramethyam itha  japathodum,
Puthra dararthishu nisnehathwavum cheythu,
SAkthiyum onningalum  koodathe  nirantharam,
Ishanishta prapthikku thulya bhavathodu,
Santhushtanai viviktha shudha sthale vasikkenam.


If we think about the soul of the being and the divine soul,
Please   understand  that they are only   alternate   words,
They do not have any difference   and both are   same,
And those who tell that  there is difference  are ignorant people,
Forsaking egoism, pride , causing sorrow to others ,
Wrong thoughts, passion and anger completely from the mind,
Living with contentment always , tolerating jibes from other sources,
With tolerance ,  throw away  the comparison with others ,
Daily  having devotion to god ., serving    one’s guru,
Doing real cleanliness  of our mind and body,
Without discontinuing hospitality to others,
Depending only on truth, becoming personification of joy,
Controlling   the mind  , the body and the words,
Never thinking  in the mind  body pleasures,
Thinking about birth death  and old age  ,
Without pride in the mind, with equal treatment of others,
With a  mind   firmly placed  in me , who is the universal soul,
With  always  engaged in  chanting   the name  of  Rama, Rama 
With   no particular   attachment to son and the wife,
Without particular  attachment to anything,
With always having same  emotions to get things which we like  or dislike,
And with  contentment we should live   in a  lonely , clean place.

Prakrutha janangalumai vasikkarathu  ottum,
Yekanthe pramathma  Jnana thalparanai,
Vedantha  vakhyarthangal avalokanam cheythu,
Vaideeka  karmangalum  athmani samarpichal,
Jnanavum  akatharil  urachu  chamanjidum,
Manase vikalpangal yethume yundakola.

We should  never  live   with vulgar people,
We have to live alone  with interest in getting divine wisdom,
And read and  understand  the meaning  of words of philosophy,
And dedicate   all priestly   rituals to the soul,
 Then divine wisdom will get firm in our mind ,
And there would not be any confusion in the mind.

Athma vakunnathu yenthennundokel athum yengil,
Athmavalaalo  deha , prana budhya ahankaram,
Manasadhikal onnum ivathin  ninnu mele,
Manamillatha  paramathmavu thane vere,
Nilpithu chidathmavu shudham avyaktham  budham,
Thal padathmaa  jnan iha thwal padarthavum aayi,
Jnanam kondenne vazhipole  kandarinjidaam,
Jnanam akunnathu yenne  kattunna vasthu thanne.

Now here   about   what is the soul,
It is not me, nor my body, nor my soul ,
Nor  my wisdom , nor my pride, nor my mind,
And is something about all these,
And is very different from the  measure less   divine  soul,
I who am pure , not comprehensible and who  knows all
Am  standing here  is the divine soul ,
And your soul  using   your  assets can understand ,
Me by use  of divine wisdom  by  trials  for,
Wisdom is certainly the thing that  shows me.

Jnanam undakunnathu Vijnanam kondu thanne,
Jnanithennu  arivinnu sdanamakayale,
Sarvathra paripoornan athmavu  chidanandam,
SArva sathwanthar gathan aparichedhyanallo.

Divine wisdom comes through scientific enquiry,
And so it leads    you to the conclusion,
That I am that ,  which is the complete soul,
One with divine joy , one who is within all  beings ,
And  one   who cannot  be understood as this or that.

Yekan  advayan  paran avyayan  jaganmayan,
Yogesan ajan akhiladaran  niradharan,
Nithya  Sathya Jnana  aadhi lakshanan , brahmathmakan,
Budhyupadhikalil  verittavan mayamayan,
Jnanam kondupagamyanyoginaam yekathmanam,
Jnanam acharya sasthrougha upadesa ikhya jnanam,
Aathmanorevam  jeeva parayor moola vidhyaa,
Aathmani karya  karanangalum koodi chernnu ,
Layicheedumbol  ullor avathayallo mukthi,
Layathodasu verittiruppathu athmavonne.

One who is alone , one who does not have two ,
One  who is divine , one who does not change , one who is everywhere ,
The God of Yoga , one who was not born ,
One who carries    everything, One who does not carry anything,
One  who can be recognized by perennial true  wisdom,
One who is the soul of Brahmam , one who is separate ,
From  the instruments   like intelligence ,
One who is pervaded  by illusion ,
One who can be understood by divine  knowledge,
One who can be understood by yogis who have merged  their soul,
When  the knowledge churned out  from  wisdom  of Gurus   and Sasthras ,
Which tells about  the unity  of the soul and the divine soul reaches you,
Then the basic primeval knowledge  that is within you merges ,
With the action and cause  and becomes one  with the Divine soul,
And this state of merging  is known as   salvation,
And that  which stands out of this merger  is the soul only.

Jnana vijnana vairagyathodu sahithamaam,
Anandamayitulla  kaivalya swaroopam
Ithulla vanname  paravaanum itharivanum,
Ullam nallunarvorilla aarum jagathingal,
Madbhakthi illathavarkku  yethrayum durlabham kel,
Madbhakthi kondu thanne  kaivalyam varum thanum,
Nethram mundennakilum  kanmathinnundu pani ,
Rathriyil thande  padam deepamundennakile ,
Nerulla   vazhiyarinjeetaavitha vanname ,
Sri Rama bhakthiyundakile   kanai varu.

The form of salvation  which is a divine joy,
Exists  along with divine wisdom  , scientific enquiry  and detachment,
It can be only told as such because  there are ,
None in the world  who can understand or tell about it.
Please hear  , salvation  is very difficult to attain by  those who do not have  devotion to me,
And definitely salvation will come  through devotion to me,
When it is dark at night , even if  you have  eyes,
You will not be able to see  and need  a light for it,
And like this , people  cannot  know the straight path to  salvation,
And  can see  it only  if they have  devotion to Rama.

Bhakthannu nannai prakasikkum atmavu noonam,
Bhathikku kanaum yenthennu kettalum nee,
Mad bhakthamaraodulla  nithya sangama mathum,
Mad bhakthanmare kanivode  devikkunnathum,
Yekadasyadhi  vruthanushtanangalum punar-
Akulamenniye sadichu kolkayum  Adha,
Mal kadha pada  sravanangal  cheykayum mudhaa,
Mal guna namangale keerthichu  kollugayum,
SAntham ithamengil varthikkum janangalkku oru antharam,
Varathu oru  bhakthiyum undai varum.
Bhakthi vardhichal pinnemathonnum varenda,
Athillathauthamothamanmarai ullavar  allo,
Bhkthi yukthannuvijnana Jnana vairagyangal ,
Sadhya sambhavicheedum mennal mukthiyum varum.
Mukthi margam thavaka prasnanu sara  vassal,
Ukthamayathu ninakennale  darikke nee ,
Vakthvyamalla noonan yethrayum guhyam  mama,
Bhakthanmarkkozhinju  upadesichidaruthallo ,
Bhakthan yennakil avan chodicheelennakilum,
Vakthavyam avanodu  viswasam varikayaal,
Bhakthi viswasa shuddha  yukthanaam marthyannithu,
Nithyamai padam cheygil ajnanam akannu pom ,
Bhakthi samyukthanmaaram yogeendramaarkku noonam,
Hastha samsthithayallo mukthiyennarinjalum.

Always  the soul of a devotee  shines well,
And please hear from  me the reason for devotion,
The daily interaction with   my devotees,
And   serving  my devotes with  tender emotion,
And observing   penances   like   Ekadasi,
Which are  to be  again and again observed without sorrow,
And Worship  or  salutation or  meditation  or  service,
Or Giving   good food  to those Brahmins who worship the fire,
Or reading and or  hearing  my   stories,
Or praising me by telling my good names,
And  those people who do all these things,
Will have   incomparable  devotion towards me.
 If devotion increases there is no need for any other thing,
For they are   best among the   good people .
To those having devotion, though , they would  go through,
Divine wisdom scientific temper   and detachment,
They  would   also attain salvation,
The  way to salvation in answer to your question,
You  would get it through me , understand this.
What I told  should not be told  to others and is also a secret,
And it should not be told to any one except my devotees.
Though a devotee  does not ask this,
It has been told because  of my faith in him,
To that man who reads this  daily with devotion, faith and interest,
The lack of wisdom will completely go away from him,
And to the king of Yogis  who are blessed   with devotion,
Salvation will definitely  be within their reach.

 3.11 Soorpanakha  Agamanam

Coming of Soorpanakha.

Itharam  Soumithriyodu aruli cheythu  punar,
Ithiri  neram irunnitinoranantharam,
Gowthami there Maha kanane panchavati,
Bhoothale manohare sancharichedunnoru,
Yaminichari jana sthana vasiniyaya .
Kama roopini kandaal Kamini Vimohini,
Pankaja dwaja kulisangusangithangalai,
Bangi thedidum pada pathangal athu neram,
Pada soundaryam kandumohithayakayale ,
Kouthukamulkondu ramasramam akam pukkal.

After  telling like this to Lakshmana,
In  the  very pretty Panchavati,  situated
In great forest  in the banks of  river Gowthami,
One pretty  Rakshasi traveler , living  in Janasthana,
Who can take  any form she likes .
Saw the footprint of a feet  in which,
There were marks of lotus, flag, Vajraudha ,
Goad and seeing the prettiness  of that feet,
Entered  the hermitage of Rama  out of curiosity.

Bhanu mandala sahasrojjwalam Ramanadham,
Bhanu gothrajam bhava  bhaya nasanam param,
Manava veeram Manomohanam mayaamayam,
Masasabhava samam, madhavam, madhuharam,
Janakiyodum koode  vaneedunnathu kandu,
Meena kethana bana peedithayyayaal  yetham,
Sundara veshathodummandahasavum cheythaal.
Aaredo bhavan?Cholledu aarude puthran yennum,
Nerodu yenthivedekku varuvaan moolamennum,
Yenthoru moolam Jada valkaladhikal yellam,
Yenthinu darichithu  thapasa vesham yennum,
Yennude paramartham munne Jnan paranjidaam,
Ninnodu, nee yennodu   pinne chodikkumallo.
Rakaseswaranaya  Ravana  bhagini jnan,
Aakhyaya   Soorpanakha kama roopiniyallo,
Khara dhooshana  trisirakkalaam  brathakkanmaarkku,
Arige  Janathane  jnan irippathu sadaa ,
Ninne  Jnana aarennathu marijeela  athum punar,
Yennodu  paramatham chollanam  Dhaya nidhe.

Seeing   Lord Rama who was shining  like one thousand suns
Who belonged to the clan of Sun , who destroys karma  as well as sin,
Who is divine , valorous man, bewitcher  of mind, Who is full of illusion,
Who is equal to the moon , Who is Madhava and who is  the killer of Madhu,
Living happily   with  Janaki, she was afflicted by  the arrow of god of love,
And took   the  form of a pretty lady  and  raining a pretty  smile,
Slowly  told   the   consort  of Goddess Lakshmi ,
“Sir, who are you? Please  tell me  whose  son you are?
What  is the reason for   you   for coming  here?
What  is the reason for the matted hair and dressing with  bark?
 Why have you   dressed  yourself   as   a sage?
I would tell the   truth  about me   to you earlier,
Since   you would definitely ask  about it to me latter,
I am the  sister   of the  Rakshasa king Ravana ,
My name  being Soorpanakha  and I can assume any form that I  want,
I am living in Janasthana near  my brothers Khara , dhooshana  and Trisara,
And since  I am not able to understand who you are ,
Oh,  treasure  of mercy  please  tell me all the truth.

“Sundari kettu kolga , jnan Ayodhyadhipathi,
Nandanan  Dasarathi , raman yennallo namam,
Yennude bharya ival   Janakathmaja Sita,
Dhanye,  Mal brathavaya   Lakshmann  ivanado,
Yennal  yenthoru karyam  ninakku manohare ,
Ninnude  manogatham cholluga  madiyathe “
Yennathu  ketta neram   cholinaal nisachari,
“yennodu  koode ponnu  ramichu kollanam nee,
Ninneyum  pirinju povaan  mama  sakthi poraa,
Yenna  nee  parigarahicheedanam madiyathe “
Janaki than kadakshichu punchiri poondu,
Manava veeran   avalodu arul cheytheedinaan,
“Jnan iha   thapodhana veshavum  darichoro,
Kananam thorum   nadaneedunnu sada  kalam,
Janakiyakum ival yennude  pathiniyallo,
Manase paarathaal  vedinjeedu aruthu onnu kondum,
SApathnyodbhava   dukham yethrayum kashtam kastham,
 Thapathe   sahipathinnu aalalla neeyumedo”

“Pretty lady please hear , I am   the   son of,
Dasaratha  the king of Ayodhya, my name is Rama,
She is my wife   and she is Sita  the daughter of Janaka,
Blessed one , This  is Lakshmana   my brother ,
Oh Pretty lady, what can I  do for you?
Without hesitation tell me  the thoughts of your mind.,”
Once she heard this   that  Rakshasi told,
“You have to come with me and make love to me,
I do not have sufficient strength to go away from you,
Without hesitation   you should get married to me.”
Looking at Sita   with a broad smile,
That  human hero   told   that lady,
“I  am dressed   as a sage  and move about,
In different forests  all the   time.
She who is  Janaki   is my wedded wife,
And when I think about it  I should not forsake her for any reason,
The sorrow  caused  by  a co wife is very troublesome,
And You would not be able to bear  that pain.”

Lakshmanan  mama bratha , sundaran  manoharan,
Lakshmi  devikku  thanneyokkum  nee yellam kondum,
Ningalil   cherum yere  nirnayam  manohare,
SAngavum ninnil yetham  vardhikkum avanedo,
Mangala  seelan   anuroopan yethrayum  ninakangu,
Nee chennu paranjeeduga  vikidathe .”
Yennathu ketta neram  Soumithri sameepe poi,
Chennaval   apekshichal  bharthavakennu thanne.

Lakshmana is my brother, he is pretty and steals the mind,
And you by all means is comparable to goddess Lakshmi,
And oh mind stealer  , it is definite  that you both match well,
And  the desire  will increase  for you more , if it is him,
He is good natured , and has is suitable match to you ,
And so without any delay  go and tell him.”
As soon as she heard this, she went near Lakshmana,
 And requested  him to become  her husband.

Chonnavalodu  chirichu avanum  ura  cheythaan,
“Yennude  paramartham  ninnodu paranjeedaam,
Mannavanaya Raman  thannude dasa jnano,
Dhanye , nee dasiyakuvaan  thakkaval allayallo ,
Chennu nee   cholledu  akhileswaranaya  Raman,
Thannodu  thava  kula seelacharangalellam ,
Yennal anneram   thanne kai kollumallo Raman,
Ninne” yennathu   kettu Ravana sahodari,
Pinneyum  raghu kula nayanodu  chonnal,
“yenne  nee paragrahicheeduga  nalloo , ninakku,
Onnu kondume  oru sangadamundai varaa.
Mannava , giri vana grama desangal thorum,
Yennodu koode nadannu oro  bhogamellam,
Anyonyam chernnu  bhujikkai varum anaratham .”
Itharam  aval ura cheythathu ketta  neram,
Utharam arul cheythu  Raghavan thiruvadi,
“oruthanayal avan arige susrushippan,
Oruthi venam, mathinnu ival  undu yenikippol,
Oruthi venam avannu  athinnu aarennu,
Thiranjirukkum neram ippol , ninneyum kandu kitti,
Varuthim daivam   onnu kothichal  , ini ninne ,
Varichu kollum avan  , illa samsayamethum,
Therikenninikkalam   kalanjidathe  chelka,
Karathe grahichidum kadukkennu avanado”
Raghava vakhyam kettu   Ravana sahodhari,
Vyakula chethassodum  Lakshmanthike   vegal ,
Chennu ninnu apekshich nerathu  kumaranum,
“Onnaditharam paranjeedallo veruthe nee,
Nininnil yellethumoru  kamksha yennariga nee ,
Mannavanaya   Raman thannodu paranjaalum.”

To her who proposed  to him  , he laughingly replied,
“I will tell you the truth about myself,
Rama  is a king and I am but his slave,
Blessed one , you are not suitable to become a slave,
You  go and tell Rama   who is the lord of the universe,
About your family and their  clannish habits ,
As soon as hears them  he would  accept you,”
Hearing this that  sister  of Ravana,
Again approached  Sri Rama and told,
“You please  marry me, due to that,
You will never have  any problems whatsoever,
King, We will wander  over hills , forests and villages,
And wandering like  that  enjoy all pleasures together.”
Hearing   these   words ,   Rama replied to her ,
“If there is one man, there should be,
Some  lady   to look after  him well,
And I have someone  to do that now,
And he also needs a woman and is in the job ,
Of searching for her and he has found you,
And  just as  he desires god has   sent one,
And so without wasting time ,
Go and hold   his hand immediately.”
Hearing the words of Raghava, that  sister of Ravana,
Went again   to the other lad   and requested and he replied
“Do not tell something for nothing to me,
Understand  that I  do not have  any desire  to you,
Please  go and tell this to king Rama.”

Pinneyum athu kettu  Raghava samipe poi,
Chennu  ninnu apekshichal aasaya  pala tharam.
Kamavum aasa bangavum kondu kopavum  athi.
Premavum aalasyavum  poondu Rakshasiyappol,
Maya roopavum  ver petty  anjana sailam pole ,
Kamakaravum  ghora damshtravum  kai kondu yetham,
Kambam ulkkondu  Sita deviye aduthappol,
Sambramathode Raman  thaduthu nirthum neram,
Balakan kandu  seegram kuthichuchadi vannu,
Vakl uru oori kathum , mulayum mookumellam,
Chedsicha neram   aval alari murayitta,
Nadathe kondu lokamokke  matholi kondu,
Neela parvathathinde mugalil ninnu chadi,
Nalanju  vazho  varum aruviyaru pole  ,
Chorayum oilippichu kala rathriye pole,
Ghorayaam  nisachari vegathil nada kondal,
Ravanan thande  varavundini  ippo,  yennu,
Deva devanum  arul cheuththirunna  aruleedinaan.”

Again hearing that   she went near  Rama,
And with desire requested him several times,
And  due to non fulfillment of her passion,
And getting angry  due to her great love,
That  Rakshasi got very tired and gave up her ,
Form of illusion   and  she made  her  body,
Like  a mountain of black stone with horrible teeth,
 And   with madness when she went to catch Sita ,
And When Rama was trying to stop her  with worry ,
That boy jumped  speedily  went near her,
Took out his sword and cut of her ears , nose and breasts,
And when he cut off those   she  shouted and wailed,
And that  sound echoed  all over the world,
Like a river flowing in  four or five streams ,
Jumping out of   a very deep blue mountain,
Blood started  flowing from her and that Rakshasi,
Who was like a dark night started  walking fast.
 And that Lord of lords told  that ,
Ravana   would come here  now.

 

3 .12  Khara vadam

Killing of Khara

Rakshasa  pravaranayeedina Kharan  munbil,
Pakshamathavaniyil parvatham veena pole ,
Rodanam cheythu  mumbil padanam cheytha nija,
Sodari thanne nokki cholinnan asu kharan ,
“mruthyu than  vakthrathingal   sathwaram pravesicha ,
Thatha chollu aarennu  yennodu  ithrayum  viraye nee.”

In front of the   Khara  who was a Rakshasa noble,
When she fell like a  mountain loosing his wings,
And seeing his true sister*  crying ,
That  Khara   told ,” please  tell me ,
About who  has entered  the mouth of death,
So fast, Please  tell me , as fast  as possible.”
       *Soorpanakha is daughter of mother’s sister of Khara.

Veerthu veerthetham  virachu alari  sagadgadam,
Aarthi poondu orthu bheethyaa chollinal aval appol,
“Marthyanmar  Dasaratha  puthranbmar iruvar,
Undu uthamam gunvanmaar yethrayum  prasidhanmaar,
Rama lakshmananmaar yennavarkku namam, oru,
Kaminiyundu koode, Sita yennavalkku per ,
Agrajan niyogathal ugranamavarajan,
Gadgena   chedichithumal kuchadhikalellam,
Ooranaayidum nee  yinnavare  kola cheythu,
Chora nalguga daham theerumar yenikippol,
Pacha mamsavum thinnu  rakthavum panam  cheygil,
Icha vannedum mama  nischayam arinjalum.”
Yenniva  kettu Kharan   gopathode  yura cheythaan,
“Durnayam yereyulla  manushadamanmare ,
Konnu mal bhaginikku bhakshippan kodukkanam,
Mennathinnasupathinnalu per poga ningal,
Nee koode chennukatti kodutheedennal ,
Ivarakrutham   varuthidum ninakku madiyathe.”

Puffed and puffed up and shaking with anger.
With a broken voice, with great desire  and with fear  ,  she told,
“ Both of them are men  and sons of Dasaratha,
They are having good character   and great fame,
And they   are  called   Rama  and Lakshmana ,
And they have a lover and she is called Sita,
Due to the orders of the elder one  ,
The younger one cut off my breasts and other organs  using a sword,
You being valorous , go and kill them,
And give me their blood so that , I can quench my thirst,
I have got a desire  now to eat  their uncooked flesh and drink their blood,
Please  know that.” AS soon as he heard this  Khara  told with anger,
We have kill those bad mannered  worst  men ,
And give them   as food to my sister ,
For that  speedily fourteen of you go,
And you please  go along with them ,
And show them  to these men, So that  these people ,
Will kill all of them without any hesitation.

Yennavalodu  paranjayachaan Kharan  yethavum,
Unnatharaam pathinalu rakshasanmareyum,
Soola  mudgara musalasi chapeshubindi ,
Paladhipala visham ayudhangalumai,
Krudhanmaar   aarthu vilichu udhathamarai chennu,
Yudha sannadhanmai yaduthor athu nearam,
Badha vairena pathinalvarum orumichu,
SAsthrougham prayogichar chuthum ninnu orikkale.

Along   with her   he sent  fourteen,
Rakshasas   who were   extremely powerful,
Armed with   weapons like, trident, thorn mace,
Steel pestle ,Sword, bow, arrows and  sling  ,
And they were furious  and shouted loudly ,
And when they reached  prepared for the battle,
And with great enmity  all the fourteen of them,
 Sent    all the weapons    by surrounding  Rama.

Mithra gothralbutha naam  uthamothaman Raman,
SAthrukkalayachoru  sasthrougham varum neram,
Prathyekam  oro saram kondava  khandichudan ,
Prathyarthi janatrheyum  vadichan  oronninaal,
Soorpanakhayum   athu kandu pedichu  mandi,
Bhashpavum thoogi  Kharan mumbil  veenalarinaal.
“yengu poi kalanjithu  ninnodu kode paranjingu,
Ninnayachavar  pathinalvarum chol nee.”

That Rama who was  greater than the greatest ,
Born in the clan of Sun God , when the  arrows,
Sent by the enemies  came  towards  him,
Sent arrows against each of them and cut them,
And also killed   all the enemies one by one,
Seeing that  Soorpanakha was scared  and ran,
And with flowing tears , she went and fell,
Before   Khara   and started   shouting at him, He asked,
“Please  tell me where  the fourteen people ,
Whom I sent  along with you have  gone?”

“Angu  chennu yeththa neram  Rama sayakangal kondu,
Ingini varatha vannam   poyaar thekottu avar.”
Yennu Soorpanakhayum  chollinaal athu  kettu,
Vanna kopatthaal   Kharan cholinaan athu neram,
“Porika nisacharar  pathinalayiravum,
Porinnu  Dhooshanum anujan  TRisirassum,”
Ghoranam Kharnevam  chonnathu ketta neram,
Sooranam TRisirassum   padayum purappettu.
Veeranaam dhooshananum   kharanum  nada kondu,
Dheerathayode  yudham cheyvathinuzhaththode ,
Rakshasa  padayude rookshamaam kolahalam,
Kelkkaya neram   Raman Lakshmananodu chonnan,
“Brahmandam  nadungumaru yenthoru Ghoshamithu?”
Nammodu yudhathnnu varunnu  rakshobalam,
Ghoramaiiripporuyudhavummundam ippol,
Dheerathayodumathraneeyoru karyam venam.
Maithil thanne  oru guhayalakki kondu ,
Bheethikoodathe paripalikka venam bhavaan,
Jnam  oruthane  porum ivareyokke kolvaan,
Manase ninakku sandehamundayidola,
Mathonnum  chollunilla  yennayanayumittu,
Kathavar kuzhaliye rakshich kollanam nee”
Lakshmi deviyeyum   kondu angane thanne yennu,
Lakshmanan   thozhuthu poi gahwaramakam  pukkan.

“ At the time when we reached there , Rama using his arrows,
Send all of them to the southern side, so that  they will never come back.”
Told Soorpanakha  and hearing that ,  due to the   great  anger, Khara told,
“Let all the fourteen thousand Rakshasas  come out,
Let  Dhooshana   and my brother   Trishirass  also come.”
And as soon as that horrible khara told like that ,
The very valorous Trishiras   and the army started to the battle,
The  valorous  Dhooshana  as well  as Khara  started walking ,
For  doing   the battle   with great courage.
As soon as   the great  and deafening  sound of the Rakshasa army was heard,
Rama   told   his brother Lakshmana,
“ What  is that sound which makes  the universe shiver?
Possibly  it is   created   by the Rakshasa army that  is coming to fight with us,
There would be  a very terrible war  now,
With courage   you have to do one thing,
You should  take   Sita  in to a cave ,
And guard  her   without   any fear.
I would be sufficient to kill all these in a war,
Do not have any doubt about it in your mind,
And  so he ordered and said that he has nothing to add.
But “Please  protect  Sita with extremely pretty hair.”
Saying  so be it, Lakshmana  took  Goddess Lakshmi,
Saluted Rama   and entered in to a cave with her.

Chapa banangaleyum yeduthu  parikara,
AAbhogananda murapichu  sannadhanai  ,
NIlkkunna  neram orthu  vilichu nakthacharar,
Okke  vannorumichusasthrougham  prayogichar.

Taking  his bow and arrow Rama dressed  himself ,
For the battle     and was ready with great  joy ,
And at that  time   all the Rakshasas,
All together    sent their weapons at  him.

Vrukshangal  pashanangal   yenniva kondum yetham,
Praksopichithu  vegaal  pushkara  nethran mai mel,
Thalkshanam   avayellam eithu kandichu Raman,
Raksho veeranmaareyum  sayakavali thooki,
Nigarahichathunisithagra banangal thannal,
Agre   vannaduthoru Rakshasa pada  yellam,
Ugranaam senapathi dhooshanan  athu neram,
Ugra sannibhanaya ramanodu aduthithu,
THooginaan  bana ganam, avathe  Raghuvaran,
Vegena  sarangalal  yenmani prayamakki,
Nalu banangal yeythu thurgam naliniyum,
Kalavesmani cherthu sarathiyodum koode.

They threw trees  and big stones  speedily,
On the body  of the lotus eyed  one,
Immediately Rama   sent arrows and cut them all,
And also  sent rain of arrows   at the  Rakshasas,
And killed   the  Rakshasa   army which had
Come near him with the highly stimulated   arrows,
And then their powerful  commander- in- chief Dhooshana,
Came to fight with Rama  , who is equal to Lord Shiva.
And sent very many arrows and Rama easily,
Made   all of them  in to dust by his arrows ,
And he sent four arrows and killed ,
All his  four horses  along   with their driver.

Chapavum murichu thal kethuvum kalanjappol,
Kopena   theril niinu bhoomiyil  chadi veenaan,
Pilpadu  satha bharaayasa nirmithamaya ,
Kelpeerum  parighavum darichu vannan avan,
THal bahu thanne chedicheedinaan Dasarathi,
Thal parighathaal praharichithu Sita pathi,
Masthakam pilarnnavanoorviyil veenusama-
Varthi  pattanam pravesichithu  Dhooshanum.

When he cut his bow and cut  off his ensign,
Dhooshana with great anger jumped on the floor,
And later  holding the  very powerful  discuss ,
Made of  hundred measures  of steel, he came,
And Rama cut off his   hand and dashed him,
With the same discuss broke  his head,
And Dhooshana entered   the city of God of death.

Dhooshnan  veena neramVeeranaam TRishirassum,
Roshenamoonu saram kondu  ramany yeithan,
Moonum khandichu  Raman moonu  banangal yeithan,
Monnun yeithudan murichedinaan  Trisirassum,
Nooru banangal   yeithan   athu neram  Dasarathi,
Noorum khandichu  punar aayiram  banam yeithan,
Avayum mrichu  avan ayutham  Banam yeithan,
Avanipathi veeran avayum  nurukkinaan.

When Dhooshana fell , the hroic TRisirass,
With great anger  sent three arrows at Rama,
Rama cut those three  and sent another three,
Trisrass sent three  arrows and cut those three  arrows,
Then Rama  sent hundred  arrows at Trisirass,
He cut them and sent thousand arrows at Rama,
Rama cut those thousand and  the king
sent ten thousand arrows at him,
And that  hero  cut them all .

Ardha chandrakaramayiripporambu thannal,
Uthamangangal  moonum murichu pandadinaan,
Anneram kharan  adhithyabha   thedidum Ratham,
Thannilammarui karayeri  Jnana oli yittu ,
Vannu Raghavanodu  banangal  thoogeedinaan,
Onninnu onnu yeythu  muricheedinan avayellam,
Rama banangal  kondum , khara banangal kondum,
Bhoomiyum aakasavum  kanaruthathey aayi,
Nishtoora tharamaya   Raghava sarasanam,
Pottichaan  mushti dese  banam yeithasu kharan,
Chattayum nurukkinaan  dehavum  sarangal kondu,
Ottozhiyathe pilrneeidinaan athu neram,
Thapasa devadhikal aayulla   sadhukkalum,
Thapamodu aaayyyo  kashtam kashtam   yennura cheythaar,
Jayipoothaga   Raman  jayipoothaga yennu  ,
Bhayathodu amararum  thapasnmaarum chonnar.

Using an arrow with a crescent shaped   tip,
Rama cut off his three heads  and plated ball with them,
And at that time Khara riding on a chariot  shining like sun,
Came over there  and twanged his  bow,
And showered   several arrows  at  Rama.,
And he cut them off one by one by his arrows,
And by  the arrows of Rama  as well as those of Khara,
The entire sky and earth was covered  from proper vision,
Khara   then cut off  the  horrible bow  of  Rama,
And sending arrows at his wrist  Khara ,
Wounded   the body   of Rama and cut it in various places,
The Good people  , sages   and devas ,
With great sorrow said alas , alas  and ,
Wished and prayed for victory to Rama.
With great fear the sages and devas  repeated the same.

THalkale  Kumbhodbhavan  thannude  kaiyil munnam,
Sakranaal nikshipthamayirunna  Sarasanam,
Trikkayyil  kanai vannithathethrayum  chithram chithram,
Mukhya  Vaishnava chapam kai mkondu nilkkum neram,
Dikkukal okke niranjoru  Vaishnava  thejassu,
Ulkondu kanai vannu  Ramachandraneyappol,
Khandichan kharanude  chapvum kavachavum,
Kundala  hara  kireedangalum  ara kshanaal,
Soothane konnu thurgangalum therum   podichu,
Aadhinayakanadutheedunna nerathingal,
Mathoru  theril karayeri nan aasu kharan,
THethennu podichithu  Raghavan athum appol,
Pinneyum  gadhayumai   aduthan aasu kharan,
Binnamaakinaan vishikangalaal athum Raman,
Yeriya kopathode  pinne mathoru theril yeri,
Vannu asthra prayogam thudanginaan Kharan,
Ghoramaam  aagnetasthram yeythathu  Raghuvaran,
Varunasthrena  thadutheedinaan jitha sramam,
Pinne KOubheramasthram  yeithathe Indrasthram kondu,
Mannavan thaduthathu kandu Rakshasa  veeran,
Narithamasthram  prayogfichathu  Yamyasthrena,
Veeranaam Raghupathi  thaduthu kalanjappol,
Vayavyam yachathu indrasthram kondu Jagan-
Nayagan thadduthathukandu Rakshasa  veeran,
Gandharvam ayachathugowhyakamasthram kondu,
SAnthamayathu kandu Kharanum kopathode ,
AAsuramasthram prayogichathu kandu Raman,
Basuramaya   daivasthram kondu  thadukkayaal,
Theeshnamaam  ishikasthram yeithathu Raghupathi,
Vaishnavasthrena kalanjasu munnambu thannal,
SAradhi thanne konnu , thuragangale konnu,
Therum mepperum  podippeduthu kalanjappol,
Yathudhanadhipathi  soolavum  kaikondu athi-
Krodhena  Raghuvaranodu aduthedum neram,
Indra daivasthram   yayachoralavu  chennu,
Indrari thala yarutheedinan Jagannadhan.

Then immediately that bow which was deposited,
Earlier by Indra with  sage Agasthya ,
Wonder of wonders  was seen in the hand  of Rama.
When he was holding   that  chief  bow of Lord Vishnu,
Ramachandra  filled   all the directions  with the power of Vishnu.
He then cut the   bow  and armour  of Khara ,
And his ear studs , necklaces  as well as  his crown in half a second,
He killed his  driver of the chariot, horses   and powdered his chariot,
And when the primeval lord   was approaching him,
Khara  got in to another  chariot immediately,
And Rama destroyed that   also with his arrows.
And again Khara  took a mace  and neared Rama,
Rama made  that  in to pieces  by  his arrows,
Then Khara  with great anger got in to another chariot,
And started   sending   arrows at  Rama.
Rama sent the the terrible arrow  of fire,
And his effort was stopped  by arrow of Varuna by Khara,
Then he send arrow of Khubera  which was ,
Stopped  by arrow  of Indra   by Rama,
And seeing that  his arrow was stopped by the king,
That  Rakshasa hero  send the arrow of Niryathi,
And  when that  was stopped by  arrow of Yama by the valorous Rama,
He sent the arrow of wind   which was stopped by arrow of Indra by Rama,
Then that  Rakshasa hero  sent arrow of Gandharwa which was  ,
Made  peaceful  by  the arrow of Gowhyaka  by Rama,
And with great anger  he  sent the arrow of AAsuras,
And this was stopped by the auspicious arrow of Gods by Rama,
And then Khara  sent  the very sharp  arrow of Isheeka ,
Which was destroyed   by the arrow of Vishnu   by Rama,
And that  arrow killed the driver of the chariot of Khara  as well  as the horses,
And seeing that  his  chariot also was made  in to powder,
The Commander of the Rakshasa approached  Rama,
Very angrily  holding a trident  and when he came near,
Rama sent the arrow of Indra deiva ,
And that lord of the earth cut off the head of Khara.

Veenithu Lanka nagaro Uthara dware  thala ,
THooni pukhithu  vanna banavum athu neram,
Kandu  Raksharellam   arude  thalayennu,
Kunta bhavena  ninnu samsayam thudanginaar.

That head fell in the northern gate of  the city of Lanka,
And after  that    that  arrow went back to the quiver of Rama,
Seeing that   head  all the Rakshasa of Lanka,
With   stupid look  started  discussing with each other.

Khara dhooshana   trisirakkalaam nisachara ,
Varurum  pathinalayiravum  marichathu,
Nazhika  moone mukkal kondu  Raghavan thannal,
OOzhiyil  veenal allo   Ravana bhaginiyum,
Maricha nisacharar   pathinalayiravum,’
Daricharallo divya vigraham  athu neram,
Jnanavum labhichathu Raghavan pakkal ninnu,
Manase pradakshinam cheythudan namaskarichu,
Aamodham poondu koopi sthuthichar  pala tharam.

Seeing the death of the chiefs Khara, Dhooshana and Trisirass,
As well as    the  fourteen thousand   other asuras,
Within one and half hours by the valour of Rama,
The sister of Ravana   fell on the earth.
The dead  fourteen thousand Rakshasa,
Assumed  an auspicious form  at that time,
And getting   wisdom from  Rama ,
Mentally went round Rama   and saluted him.
And with great joy  started praising Rama several times.

“Namasthe  padambujam  Rama, Lokabhirama ,
Samastha papa haram  , sevakabheeshta pradham,
SAmastheswara , Dhaya varidhe , Raghupathe,
Ramicheedanam chitham  bhavathi Ramapathe,
Thwal padambujam   nithyam  dyanichu munijanam,
Udbhava  marana  dukhangale  kalayunnu,
Mulppadu mahesane   thapassu cheythu santho-,
Shippichu  jangal  mumbil prathyakshanaya neram ,
“Bheda vibramam theerthu  samsara   vruksha moola,
Cchedana  kudaramai bhavikka bhavaan,” ithi,
Prarthichu jnangal mahadevanodu , athu moolam,
Ortharul cheythu  Prameswaranum athu neram.

Salutations to your lotus like feet , Oh Rama,
Oh God who is attractive  to all the  world,
One who destroys all sins, one who fulfills desires of those who worship him,
OH God of all, Oh ocean of mercy, Oh Lord of Raghu clan,
Let our mind get entertained  in you, Oh consort of Lakshmi,
The saints meditate  daily on your lotus like feet,
And  remove their sorrow of birth  and death,
Once we   did penance  to the great god,
Made him happy  and when he came  before us ,
WE requested , “Remove the restlessness of differentiation,
And you please  become an axe which cuts the root of  domestic life”
To the great God and due to that That great God told us.

“Yamini charnmaarai  janikka  ningalini,
Ramanai  avatharicheduvan jnanum bhoomou,
Rakshasa deharaam  ningale  chedichu annu,
Mokshavum thanneduvan, illa samsayam yethum,”
Yennarul cheythu Parameswaran athu moolam,
NIrnayam Mahadevanayathum Raghu pathi,
Jnanopadesam cheythumokshavum thannedanam,
Ananda swaroopanaam ninthiruvadi Nadha,”
Yennavar  apekshicha nerathu  Raghuvaran,
Mandahasvum poondusanandam arul cheythu,
“Vigrahendriyamana prana ahankaradhikalkku,
Okkave sakshi bhoothanayathu paramathma,
Jagrath  swapnakhyadhya avastha bedhangalkku meethe,
SAkshiyaam para Brahmam sachidanandam yekam,
Balya koumaradhikal  agamapayikaaam,
Kalyadhi bedhangalkkum sakshiyai  meethe nilkkum,
Paramathmavupara Brahmam anandathmakam,
Paramam dhyanikkumbol  kaivalyam vannu koodum,

“Now you go and be born  as Rakshasas,
I  would be born as   Rama   in  the earth,
And I will kill you  , who are  in the body of Rakshasas,
And on that day  give you salvation, there is no doubt about it”
So said Lord Parameswara    on that  day and because  of that,
It is definite that you who are  the lord of Raghu clan in Parameswara,
And so please teach us divine knowledge and give us salvation,
Oh Lord   who is   the form of   real divine joy.”
And at that time when they requested him like this, Lord Rama,
Sporting a slow smile  , with great joy told ,
“To the body, the senses, mind, soul   and pride ,
 The witness   is the   divine God,
Above the differing states  of wakefulness and dream,
Is the witness  who is  the  only true divine joy  called the  divine Brahmam,
It stands as a witness  to the ever changing states like childhood , youth etc,
And above   time  difference like morning  noon and evening .
The great God   is   the soul of the divine Brahmam,
And once you meditate  on that  you will get salvation.”

EEvannam  upadesam   cheythu  , mokshavum nalgi,
Deva devesan  , jagal karanan  dasarathi,
Raghavan moone mukkal nazhika   kondu konnan,
Vegena  pathinnalu sahasram  Rakshobalam,
Soumithri   sita devi thannodu  koode vannu,
Ramachandrane  veenu namaskaravum cheythaan,
SAsthrougha   kruthammam  bharthru vigraham kandu,
Muktha  bhaspodham  Videhatmaja mandam mandam,
Trukkaikal kondu thalodi porupicheedinaal,
Okkavepoornamathin  vaduvum  machhedinaal.

After  teaching them like this , and granting them salvation,
The god of gods, the cause of the universe, the son of Dasaratha,
Raghava  after killing fourteen thousand Rakshasas,
In one and half hours And Lakshmana along with Sita,
Came there   and saluted him and seeing the wounded body of her husband,
With eyes raining tears the daughter of Videha slowly and slowly,
Caressed  the wounds so  that  the pains would get reduced,
 And also  slowly  made   even the scars  disappear.

Rakshoveeranmaar  veenu kidakkunnathu kandu,
Lakshmanan nija hrudhi vismayam theedidinaan,
“Ravanan thande  varavundini yippol , yennu,
Deva devan arul cheythu irunnu arulinaan,
Pinne Lakshmanan  thanne  vaikathe niyogichan,
“Chennu nee muni varanmarodu cholledanam,
Yudham cheythathum Khara, Dhooshana  Trisirakkal,
Sidhiye prapichathum pathinalayiravum ,
Thapasanmarodu ariyichu nee  variga” yennu,
Papa nasanan  arul chythu ayachoru sesham,
Sumithra puthranthapodhananmarodu  chonnan,
Amithranthakan Kharan  maricha vruthanthangal.

Seeing  the  Rakshasa heroes  lying dead ,
Lakshmana in his heart ,  became really   surprised ,
And the Lord of lords   at that time  told,
“Ravana   will come now” and then he ,
Soon   sent Lakshmana  by telling him,
You go and tell all the sages,
About the war that we fought and the death,
Of Khara , Dhooshana   and Trisira  along with other fourteen thousand.
You please  tell this to them and come back.”
And after  the  destroyer of the sins  told  like this  and sent Lakshmana,,
Lakshmana   went and told the sages ,
About the news of the  death oh Khara.

Kramathaal ini kalam vaikathe odungidum ,
Marthya vairikal  yennuracha  munijanam,
Palarum koodi niroopichu nirmicheedinaar,
Palalasikalkku thataivaan  moonu perkkum,
Anguleeyavum , choodarathnavum , kavachavum,
Ange  chertheeduvaanai  koduthu viteedinaar,
Lakshmana nava moonum kondu vannasu Raman,
Trukalkkal vechu, thozhutheedinaan bhakthiyode,
Anguleeyakam yeduthu ambuja vilochana,
Angulathin  melittu , choodarathnavum pinne ,
Maithili thanikkunalgeedinaan ,kavachavum,
Brathavu thanikku anijeeduvaan   arulinaan.

The  sages  were convinced that  the time ,
Of the enemies  of men would come to an end eventually,
And after great thought together  they made ,
Things that would   be antidote  for the magic of  Rakshasas,
For all the  three a ring , a hair brooch and an armour
And gave it to Lakshmana   and bid him farewell,
Lalkshmana    brought all the three   and kept them,
At the feet of Rama  and saluted him with devotion,
That lotus eyed one took the ring for himself and wore it,
Gave the hair brooch to Sita and gave the   armour,
And   asked   him to wear  it,

3.13 Soorpanakha vilapam

The crying of Soorpanakha

Ravana bhaginiyum  rodhanam cheythu pinne,
Ravananodu  paranjeeduvaan nada kondaal,
SAkshal  anjana sailam   pole  soorpanakhayum,
Rakhasa rajan  mumbil veenudan murayittal,
Mulayum, mookum  kathum  koodathe  chorayumai,
Alarum  bhaginiyoduanum ura chethaan,
“Yenthinu vathse  , cholledennodu paramartham,
Bandhamundayas thenthu  vairoopyam  vanneeduvaan?

The sister of Ravana  cried and then afterwards,
Went to go and complain to Ravana ,
And Soorpanakha who was like a mountain of black stone ,
Fell  before   the king of Rakshasa and complained .
To his sister  who did not have  nose , ear and breasts,
And  was  full of blood , he told,
“Why dear, Tell me the truth ,
What is the reason for this disfigurement ?

Sakrano,  kruthanthano  , pasiyo  , Kubherano,
 Dushkrutham   cheythavan   thanne jnan odukkuvan,
SAthyam chollu”   enna neram  avalum ura chethaal,
“Yethrayum moodan bhavan, pramathan, panasakthan,
Sthree jithan  , athi satan , yenthu arinjirikkunnu?
Rajavu yennathu kondu  chollunnu ninne vrudhaa?
Chaara  chakshussam vicharamillethum  nithyam,
Nari sevayum  cheythuykidannedu yellaippozhum,
Kettathillayo  Khara Dhooshana   Trisirakkal,
 Koottame  pathinalayiravum  mudinjathum,
Praharardhena  Raman vegena    bana ganam,
Praharichodukkinnan , yenthoru kashtam orthaal,”

Is it Indra, Yama , Varuna   or Khubera,
Whoever has done this bad thing, I will subdue him,
Please tell the truth”   and at that time she told,
“ You are a great fool , drunkard who never get satisfied by drinks,
One who is under control of women , greatly adamant , and what do you know?
Why are  they calling you  king , unnecessarily?
Do you not get   any news  from your spies?
Are you not always lying down serving women?
Have you not  heard   that  Khara , Dhooshana   and Trisirass,
Along with fourteen thousand people have died?
Rama  sending his arrows beat and killed  them,
Within a period of one and half hours, Bad  if we think?

Yennathu kettu  chodicheedinan  dasanaan,
“Yennodu   cholledevan  Ramanakunnathennum,
Yenthoru  moolamavan  kolluvaan , yennum,
Anthakan thanikku  nalgeeduvan  avane jnan.”
Sodari chonnal athu kettu  Ravananodu ,
“Yathudhanadhipathe  , kettalum paramatham,
Jnan oru dinam janasthana   desathingal  ,
Ninnu Ananda poondu  thane sancharichidum kalam,
Kananthoode chennu   Gowathami thatam pukken,
SAnandam  panchavati kandu  jnan  nilkum neram,
AAsramathingal   thathra   Ramane  kanden  ,jaga,
Dasraya bhoothan   jada valkalangalum   poondu,
Chapa banangalodu methrayum thejassodum,
THapasa  veshathodum  darmadarangalodum,
Sodaranayeedunna  Lakshmananodum  koodi,
Sadaram  irikkumbol   aduthu   chennu jnanum.”

Hearing   that the ten faced  one asked,
“Please tell me   who is this Rama,
What is the reason for his killing  ,
I will give him to the God of death now.”
The sister   then told    Ravana,
“Lord of the Rakshasa  clan, please hear the truth,
One day  I was  happily wandering in Janasthana,
And    when I was travelling from there ,
Through the forest  , I reached the bank of Gowthami river ,
And when I was happily  staring at Panchavati,
I saw Rama  on whom the world depends in a hermitage ,
Along with  matted hair   and dressed in wooden bark,
And also shining     carrying his   bow and arrows,
He  was in the garb of a sage   along with  his wedded wife ,
And   with his younger   brother Lakshmana,
And   at that  time  I went near  them.’

Sri Ramoth sange vazhum  bhamini  thanne kandaal,
Narikal   avvannam  athillallo  lokathingal,
Deva  Gandarwa   naga manusha   nari maril,
 Yevam kanmanum illa , kelppanum illa  noonam,
Indira devi thanum   mathulla  apsara   sthree  vargavum,
Nanam poondu olicheedum avale  vazhipole ,
Kanumbol ananganum devathayavalallo ,
Tha pathiyakum  purushan Jagalpathi yennu,
Kalpikkam vikalppam illa athinippol,
Thwal pathniyakkeduvaan   thakkaval aval yennu,
Kalpichu kondingu  ponneduvaan orum petten.

If  one sees  the lady who is  living with Rama,
There   are  no other  ladies in  the world like her ,
And even among ladies of  Deva , Gandarwa  , naga and men,
One cannot see one like her, one cannot hear  also.
Even the wife of Indra   and other  lady celestial dancers ,
Would hide themselves with shyness  , if they see her,
And for seeing even for god of love , she is a goddess,
And would say   that the man who marries her ,
Would be the lord of earth and now there  is no problem for that,
And deciding that  she is suitable  to become  your wife,
I tried   to bring   her   with me.

Mal  kucha  nasa karna  chedanam  cheithanappol,
Lakshmanan kopathode , Raghava  niyogathal,
Vruthantham   Kharanodu  chennu jnan ariyichen,
Yudharrtham nakthancharaneekiniyuodum avan,
Rosha vegena    chennu Ramanodu yetha neram,
Nazhika moone mukkal kondavan  odukkinaan,
Bhasmamakeedum  pinangeedukil Viswam kshanaal ,
Vismayam  Ramanude vikramam vicharichaal.

Lakshmana with great anger then cut  my nose ,
Ears   and breasts then as per the orders of Rama,
I went  and told about what happened  to Khara,
And he  along with big army  of Rakshasas,
With great fury  fought   with Rama ,
Who completely destroyed them within one and half hours,
That  Rama  if  he is displeased   would make  the universe in to ash in a second,
And  when we think of   his valour  , it is greatly wonderful.

“Kannal  ner mizhiyaalaam  Janaki devi ippol,
Ninnude   bharyayakil Janma saphalyam  varum,
Thwathsakasathingal aakkeduvaan   thakka vannam,
Uthsaham   cheytheedukil yethrayum nannu bhavan,
That samarthyangal yellam padmakshi yakum  aval,
Uthsange  vasikka kondakunnu   devaarathe,
Ramanodethaal   nilppan ninakku Shakthi pora,
Kama vairikkum nere  nilkaruthu  yethirkkumbol,
Mohippichoru jathi maayayaa Balanmaare ,
Mohana gathri thanne kondu porikayulloo.”

If that  Janaki who has fish like eyes becomes,
Your wife now , you will get  the great success in life,
If you make   efforts  to quickly  make her ,
Near   yourself  it would be really  great,
Oh enemy of devas , all your abilities,
Would   increase if you  start  living with her.
You  do not have sufficient ability to fight Rama,
For even Lord   Shiva would not be able to fight with him,
So  using some trick you  attract   those boys,
And then you can bring the pretty bodied one.

Sodhari vachanangal ingane ketta sesham,
Sadara vakhyangalaal  aswasippichu  thoornam,
Thannude  mani yara thannil  angakam pukkan,
Vannathillethum  nidhra  chinthayundaaka moolam,
Yethrayum chithram  chithram mortholal idhoru,
Marthyanaal  moone mukkal nazhiga neram kondu,
SAkthanaam  nakthanchara  pravaran  Kharan thanum,
Yudha vaidhagdhya merum   sodarar iruvarum,
Pathikal  pathinalayiravum  mudinju pol,
Vyaktham manushanalla , raman yennathu noonam,
Bhaktha vathsalanaya   Bhagwan  Padmekshanan,
Mukthi danaika moorthi  mukundan Bhaktha priyan,
Dathavu munnam  prarthichoru karanam  innu,
Bhoothale   Raghu kule  marthyanai  pirannippol,
Yenne kolluvaan  orumpettu  vannan  yengilo,
CHennu Vaikunta rajyam  paripalikkam allo,
Allengil innum Vazhaam Rakshasa  rjyam yennal,
Allal illa onnu kondum manasi niroopichaal.
Kalyana pradanaya  ramanodu  yelkkunnathin,
Yella jathiyum  madikkenda  jnan onnu kondum.

After hearing the words of his sister like this,
With kind words he consoled her and speedily,
He went   to his  private   room of sleep,
Due to thoughts in his mind , he did not get sleep,
“As far as  I think   this  is wonder of wonders,
How can a mere man   within one and half hours,
Kill   the powerful Rakshasa lord Khara,
And his two brothers  who were expert in war,
Along   with  fourteen thousand members of an army.
It is definite   that  Rama is not a human being,
The lotus eyed  god who loves his devotees,
Who is the god who grants salvation and Mukunda  who is loved by his devotees,
Due to the prayer of Brahma which was done earlier,
Has been born as human being in the earth, in the clan of Raghu,
And if he   comes  prepared   to kill me,
I can go to Vaikunta    and look after  that place,
Otherwise   I can live here ruling the Rakshasa kingdom,
When I think  there is no reason for a worry as of now,
And I need  not have any hesitation,
To fight  with Rama who blesses with auspiciousness.

Itham athmani  chinthichurachu  Rakshonadhan,
Thathwa jnanathodu koodathyanandavum poondaan,
SAkshaal Sri Narayanan   Raman yennu arinjadha,
Rakshasa pravaranum   Poorva vruthantham orthaan,
“Vidwesha budhyaa  Raman thanne prapikkayullu ,
Bhakthi kondennil   prasdhgika yilla akhileswaran.

After  thinking like this and taking a decision , that lord of Rakshasas,
Along with philosophical thought  , became  divinely happy,
Once I know that   Rama    is really Lord Narayana,
That  lord of Rakshasas remembered  the old story,
“With a mind that  hates him, you can easily reach Rama,
And just by devotion     he would not be happy with you.”

3.14 Ravana Maricha  Samvadam

The discussion between  Ravana   and Maricha


Itharam niroopichu rathriyum kazhinjithu,
Chithra bhanuvum  udayadri moordhhani vannu,
THewrathil yeridinaan deva sanchaya  vairi,
Parathe paraa vaara paramaam  theeram thathra,
Mareeechasramam  prapichedinnan athi drutham,
Ghorana naam Dasananan Karya gourvathodum.

By this type of thought  , the night got over,
And the wonderful sun came at  the top of sky,
And that  enemy of all devas   got in to the chariot,
And speedily  reached  the hermitage of Maricha 
On the other  shore of the sea,
That ten faced one with all seriousness.

Mounavum poondu Jada valkaladhiyum darichu.
Anandathmakanaya  Ramane  dhyanichu ullil,’
Rama Ramethi japichurachu Samadhi poondu,
Aamodhathode maruveedina mareechanum,
Loukikathmana   grahithingal aagathanaaya,
LOkopadravakariyaya  Ravanan thanne,
Kandu  sambramathode Uthanam cheythu poondu-
KOndu than maaril ananchan  anandasrukkalodum,
Poojichu yadha vidhi manichu Dasakantan,
Yojichu chithamoopl  chodichu marichanum.

Becoming silent  wearing  matted hair and cloth made  of bark,
Meditating  on Rama   the soul of joy in his mind,
Keeping on Chanting Rama, Rama   and assuming Samadhi,
And living    with great happiness  was Maricha,
Seeing  Ravana who is one who troubles the world,
And who has   come to see  him on a social visit,
Got up suddenly and nervously ,
Embraced  Ravana on his chest with tears  of joy,
And The ten necked one   worshipped Maricha   according to rules,
And  after  meeting with each other’s mind , Maricha   asked.

“Yenthoru aagamanam ithu yekanai thanne oru ,
Chinthayundenna pole   thonnunnu bhavathingal,
Cholluga   rahasyamallengilo jnanum thava ,
Nallathu   varuthavan ulloril  mumbanallo ,
Nyayamai nishkalmashanayirikkunna karyam,
Mayamenniye  cheyvan madiyillinekkethum.”

“Why this visit all alone , by seeing you,
It appears   that you have some worry in mind,
Tell me  if it is not secret  for,
Among   your well wishers   I  am also one of the first ,
If it is just  and does not involve any bad acts,
I do not have   any problem to do it without magic.”

Maricha vakyam  kettu Ravanan  chonnan,
“AArumellinikku ninne pole  muttum neram,
Sakethadhipathiyaya   Rajavu  Dasarathan,
LOkaikadhipanude  puthranmarai undu pol,
Rama Lakshmananmar  yenniruvar  ithu kalam,
KOmala  gathriyaya oru ananga rathnathodum,
DAndakaranye vannu  vazhunnathivar balal,
Yennude  bhagini than  nasika  kuchangalum,
Karnavum   chedichathu kettudan  Kharadhikal,
Chennithu pathinalayiravum, avareyum,
Ninnu than yekanayittu yedirthu,
kOnnithu mone mukkal nazhika kondu raman,
Thal praneswariyaya Janaki thanne jnanum,
Ippozhe  kondingu ponneeduvan , athinnu nee,
Hema varnam poondoru  manayi chennu adaviyil,
Kaminiyaya   Sita thanne mohippikkanam.

Hearing the words  of Maricha Ravana   told,
“when I have problem, there is none  for me like you,
Dasaratha   the king of the city of Saketha,
Is the king of the world  and he has ,
Two sons called  Rama   and Lakshmana,
And at present Rama   and Lakshmana,
Along  with a gem of a  very pretty lady,
Are living  in the dandakaranya  forest,
They forcefully  cut the nose, ear  and breasts,
Of my sister  and hearing this  when Khara  and others,
Went   along with an army  of fourteen thousand people,
Rama  stood alone   and fought  with them singly,
And within one and half hour he killed all of them.
I want to bring here  immediately  his wife  Janaki,
And you please assume the form of a golden deer ,
In the forest    and attract   that lady sita.

Rama Lakshmanare yakathi doorathakku ,
Vama gathriye yappol kondu jnan poyeeduvan,
Nee mama  sahayamayirikkal manoradham,
Mamakam sadheccheedumilla  sasayamethum.

And you should lead  Rama and Lakshmana to a distance,
So that  I would take   away that lady from there,
If you help me like  this , there is no doubt ,
That  my wish  would be fulfilled.

Pankthi kandara  vakhyam ketty Marichan ullil,
Chinthichu  bhayathode  eevannam ura   cheythan,
“Aarupadesichithu  moola nasanamaya ,
Kariyam ninnodavan  ninnude shatruvallo,
Ninnude   nasam  varutheeduvaan  avasaram ,
Thanne parthiripporu sathruvakunnathavan,
Nalathu  ninakku jnan cholluvan  kelkkunaakil,
Nallathallethum ninakku itthu ozhilariga nee ,
Ramachandranilaulla   bheethi kondakatharil,
Mamake raja rathna mani radhadhikal,
Kelkkumbol athi bheethanayulla  jnano nithyam,
Rakshasa  vamsam   paripalichu kolga neeyum.

Hearing the words  of the ten headed one,
Maricha thought with fear  for a while and told,
“Who  advised  you this which will destroy your roots,
And whoever told you this  is definitely your enemy,
He is your enemy  who  is waiting for  an opportunity ,
 To completely   destroy   you ,
I will tell you what is good for you , if you hear me,
This  is definitely  not good   for you  and everything else is,
For due   to the great   fear  of this Ramachandra,
I have forsaken  gems  , kingdom   chariots and so on,
And as soon as I  hear  his name  I am terribly scared ,
And so you better  look after   the clan of Rakshasas.

Sri Narayanan paramathmavu thanne   Raman,
Jnan athin paramartham arinjen  , kelkka neeyum,
Naradadhikal muni sreshtar  paranju,
Pandu ororo  vruthanthangal ketten POulasthya  prabho,
Padma sambhavan   munnam prarthicha kalam nadhan,
Padma lochnan  arul cheythathu vathsalyathal,
“Yendu jnan vendunnathu cholluga, “ yennathu kettu,
Chinthichu Vidathavum  arthichu , “Dhaya nidhe,
Ninthiruvadi thanne manisha vesham poondu,
Pankthi kandaran thanne kollanam  matiyathe,
Angane thanne  yennu  samayam cheythu nadhan,,
Mangalam  varuthvaan  deva thasarkellam.

The divine soul   Narayana  himself is Rama,
I came to know of the truth of that , please hear,
From what the great sages   like Narada   told me,
I happen to hear several such news, Lord who is son of Pulasththya,
Once when Lord Brahma   prayed the Lord,
Who has lotus like   eyes told him with affection,
“What is needed of me, please tell”,  and hearing that,
The creator thought  and told,  Treasure of mercy,
Your honoured self should assume  the human form,
And kill the  ten headed one without hesitation..
And the lord told him “let it be like that,
For bringing auspiciousness  to all sages and devas.”

Manushanalla Raman, Sakshaal  Sri Narayanan,
Thanennu darichu   sevichu kolga bhakthyaa,
Poyalum  puram pukku sukhichu   vasikka nee,
Maya maanushan thanne sevichu kolga nithyam,
Yethrayum  parama karunikan Jagan nadhan,
Bhaktha vathsalan  BHakjaneeyan easwaran Nadhan,.”

Rama is not man but the real Lord Vishnu,
Understand this  and serve him with devotion,
If at all you go , go to your city and live there comfortably,
And daily serve that  man who is illusion,
For he is greatly merciful , The lord of the universe,
Lover of his  devotees  , one who should be sung about , the god and the lord.”

Mareechan paranjathu kettu Ravanan chonnan,
“Neru athre  pranjathu , nirmanallo  bhavan,,
Sri Narayana swami  paraman  paramathma,
Than Aravindothbhavan  thannodu sathyam   cheythu ,
Marthyanai   pirannu yenne kolluvan bhavichathu,
Sathya sankalpanaya  Bhagawan thanengilo,
Pinne yavvannam   allennu aakkuvan   aal arado?
Nannu ninnajnanam  jnan ingane ortheelottum,
Onnu kondum   jnan adangeedukayilla noonam,
Chennu Maithli  thannu kondu poriga venam,
Uthishta maha bhaga, Ponmaanai chamanju,
Chennu  yethrayum agathuga   Rama Lakshmanmaare ,
Anneram  theril yethi kondu  ingu ponneduvan,
Pinne nee yadha sukham   vazhuga munne polae,
Onnu ini maruthu  nee  ura cheyunnathakil,
Yennude vaalkku oonakkidunaathundu ingane.”

Hearing the words of Maricha, Ravana told,
“What you told is true   as you are a pure soul.
The God Narayana is divine, the divine soul,
And he had   promised Brahma, the  God born out of lotus,
That  he would be born as  a man and would kill me,
And since he is a God   who is bound by truth,
Will anything happen contrary to what he said?
Your wisdom is good and I never thought it would be like that,
Whatever may be , I will never  go down to any one,
And I have to go and bring  Sita here,
Great man get up,  go as a golden deer,
And   remove Rama  and Lakshmana from there ,
And I that time  I will bring her here in my chariot,
And afterwards    you can comfortably live as before,
And suppose  you  tell no to this once more ,
You  would definitely become food to my sword.”

Yennathu kettu  vicharichithu Marichanum,
“nannalla   dushtayudham yethu niryanam vannal,
Chennudan  narakathil   veenudan kidakkanm,
Punya sanchayam  kondu mukthanai varumallo,
Rama sayakam methu  marichal” yennu chinthichu,
Aamodham   poondu purapettalum yennu chonnn,
“Rakshasa raja  , Bhavan aajnapichalum  yengil,
 Sakshal sri Raman  paripalichu kolga pothi.”
Yennura cheythu   vichithrakruthi  kalarnnoru ,
Pon niramayulla  oru  mruga veshavum poondaan.

Hearing this Maricha thought,
“Death by a weapon of a bad man is not   good,
For I would definitely go to hell and lie there,
But I would become free by accumulation of good deeds,
If I die   by an arrow of Rama” thinking like that,
He became happy and told , let us start,
“Oh king of Rakshasa, If you  order me,
Then  Sri Rama   would look after  me , salutations.”
Telling like this   he   took the form of a ,
Golden deer   with  peculiar   shape.”

Pankthi kandaran theril ammaru kerinaan,
Chentharbananum  theril yerinaan athu neram,
Chenthar  maniniyaya  Janaki thanne yullil,
Chinthichu   dasayanum andhanai chamanjithu,
Marichan manoharamayoru  ponmaanai,
Charu pulligal  velli kondu netrgangal randum,
Neelakkal  kondu cherthu mugdha bhavathodoro,
Leelakal katti  katti  kattil ulpukkum pinne,
Vegena purappettum  thulli chadiyum 
Anuraga bhavenas doore poi ninnu  kadakshichum,
Raghavasarama   sthalopanthesancharikkumbol,
Rakendu mukhi Sita   kandu vismayam poondal.

At That  time Ravana got in to his chariot,
The God of love also got into  his chariot at the same time,
And  Thinking in his mind  the very pretty and lovely Sita,
The ten headed  one   became blind.
Maricha    became a very pretty golden deer,
With pretty dots  ,  both eyes made  of silver ,
Along with a blue stone and happily,
He showed several sports and plays  , went inside  the forest ,
And latter  ran fast from there , jumped with a spring,
Went far away and looked  like one in love,
And when he   was  travelling like this near  hermitage  of Rama,
Sita with a full moon face  became attracted  and surprised.

Ravanan Vichesthitham arinju   Raghunadhan,
Deviyodu arul cheythaan yekanthe, “Kanthe  kel nee ,
Rakshonayaka ninne kondu povathinnu ippol,
Bikshu roopenavarum anthike , Janakaje,
Neeyoru karyam venam, athinnu madiyathe ,
Maya  Sitaye  parna salayil nirtheedenam,
Vahni mandalathingal maranju vasikku nee ,
Dhanye , Ravana vadham  kazhinju koodovolam.

The son of the Raghu clan understanding the activities of Ravana,
Told the Goddess when they were alone,  Hear me my wife,
The Lord of the Rakshasas  will come hear  to kidnap you,
In the form of    a beggar , Oh daughter  of Janaka,
So you have to do one thing, Without hesitating for that,
You should leave the Sita of illusion in the hermitage,
And you have to  live hiding yourself in fire,
Oh blessed  one,after Ravana is killed we will meet.”


Asrayasankal  orandu irunnedinam ,
Jagadasraya bhoothe, Sithe, Dharma RAkshartham priye ,
Ramachandrokthi kettu, Janaki devi thanum,
Komala gathriyayaMaya Sitaye thathra,
Parna salayilalkki vahni mandalathingal,
ChennurinnithuMaha Vishnu Mayayum appol.

You have to be in the fire for one year,
One who is depended by all the universe,
Oh Sita , Oh darling , from protecting dhara,
Sita as soon as she heard   what Rama said,
Made  the very pretty Sita of illusion ,
To live in the hermitage, and she who is illusion of Vishnu,
Went and sat  in the middle of a fire.

3.15 Maricha  Nigraham

Killing of Maricha.

Maya nirmithamaya  kanaka mrugam kandu,
Maya  Sitayum  Ramachandranodu ura cheythal,
“Bharthave, kandeelayo  Kanaka maya   mrugam,
Yethrayum   chithram chithram,   Rathnabhooshitham   midam,
Pedi yilla ithinethume   yethrayum   aduthu,
Vannedunnu  Merukkam  mundethrayum yennu thonnum,
Kalippan   athi sukha mundithu   namakkingu,
Vilicheeduga   varumnennu thonnunnu noonam,
Pidichu kondingu  ponneeduga vaikidathe ,
Madicheedu aruthethum BHarathave ,

Seeinng the golden deer made   by magic,
That Sita of illusion   told    Ramachandra,
“Husband  , Are you not seeing a golden deer,
Which is wonder  of wonders, It is covered with gems,
It does not seem to have   any fear  as it comes  very near us,
It looks like that it is tamed and it would  ,
Be a great pleasure   playing   with it,
Let us call it , possibly it may come ,
Go and without delay catch and  bring it,
Do not hesitate  my husband, Oh lord of universe.

Maithili vakhyam kettu Raghavan arul cheythu ,
Sodaran thanodu , “nee kathu kolluga venam,
Sitaye , avallkoru bhayam undakathe  ,
Yathu dhananmaar undu, kananam thannil engum,”
Yennarul cheythu  dhanur banangalum eduthudan,
Chennithu  mrugathe kai kolluvaan Jagannadhan,
Aduthu chelgum neram vegathil odi kalanju,
Aduthu koodayennu thonnumbol mandam mandam,
Aduthu varum appol pidippan bhavichidum,
Paduthwamodu dhoore juthichu chadum appol,
Ingane thanne  yottu dhoorathayathuneram,
Engane  pidikkunnuvegam undu ithinetham,
Ennu urachu aasa vittu  Raghavan oru saram,
Nannai thoduthudan valichu vittedinaan,
POnmanum athu kondu  bhoomiyil veena neram,
Vanmala poleyoru   Rakshasa  vesham poondaan,
Marichan  thanneyithu   Lakshmanan paranjathu 
Nerathre  yennu  Raghu nadhanum niroopichu,
Banam yethu avaniyil veenappol  Mareechanum,
Prana vedanayodu  karanjaan ayyo pavam,
“Ha, ha  Lakshmana  , mama brathave , sahodara ,
Ha ha  may vidhi balam pahi maam dhayanidhe.”

Hearing the words of Sita   , Sri Rama  told,
His brother,  “ you have to properly guard ,
Sita so that she     does  not get any fear,
For Rakshasas are everywhere in the forest,”
Saying this , he took his bow and arrows,
And that Lord of the universe went to catch  the deer,
When he reaches  near, it will run away fast,
And when he feels it is difficult to approach, slowly and slowly,
It would come near him  and when he tries to catch,
With energy it would jump  and   run away,
And went on  taking him to far away distance,
Rama lost the desire to catch  it as  it had great  speed,
And took an arrow ,  and sent it aimed at the deer,
And when the golden deer  fell  on the ground,
It assumed  the form  of a big mountain like  Rakshasa,
And Rama remembered  Lakshmana’s words,
That  this is definitely   Maricha,
And when Maricha fell on the ground after  being hit by an arrow,
With   terrible pain   The poor one   cried,
“Ha, Ha , Lakshmana, my brother , brother ,
Ha , ha  This is the strength of fate  , My treasure of mercy,”

Aathura nadham  kettu Lakshmananodu chonnal,
Sitayum, “Somithre  , nee chelluga vaikidathe,
Agrajanude   vilapangal keetile , bhavan,
Ugranmaraya  nisacharanmar   kollum mumbe,
Rakshichu kolga   chennu Lakshmana, madiyathe ,
Raksho veeranmaar ippol  kollum yengil ayyo.”

Hearing the voice of pain  ,  Sita  told Lakshmana,
“Hey son of  Sumithra  , you go there  without delay,
Did you not hear the cries  of your elder brother ,
Go  without hesitation,  Oh Lakshmana and save him 
 Before  the powerful Rakshasas kill him,
Alas if the  Rakshasa heroes are killing him now.”

Lakshmanan athu kettu   Janakiyodu chonnan,
“Dukhiyayaka AArye, Devi kelkkanam  mama  vakyam,
Marichan thanne   ponmanai vannavan  nalla,
Choran  yethrayum yevam karanjathavan thanne,
Andhanai  jnanum ithu   kettu poi akalumbol,
Ninthiruvadiyeyum  kondu poyeedaamallo,
Pankthikandaran   thanikku athinulla upayam ithu,
 Yenthariyathe  arul   cheunnithu athrayalla ,
Loka vasikalkakkum  jayichu koodayallo,
Raghavan thiruvadi   thanne yennariyanam,
AArtha nadhavum  mama jyeshtan undakayilla,
 Rathri charikalude   maya  itharinjalum,
Viswa nayakan   kopeecheedukil   ara kshanaal,
Viswa samharam   cheyvaan  porum yennarinjaalum,
Angane yulla  Raman mukhambujathil   niinu,
Yengene   dainya nadham  bhavichidunnu , nadhe,”

Hearing that   Lakshmana   told Sita,
“Do not be sad  lady, You please  hear my words,
It is Maricha who came here  as  the golden deer,
He is a great thief and it is he   who  did cry,
If blindly I hear   that and go there ,
You can be easily  kidnapped ,
This is the trick  of Ravana  to do that,
And you have told without knowing this, not only that ,
Please know   that  there is no body ,
Living on earth who can win over  Rama,
My elder brother  will never  cry in pain,
Know that  this  is the magic  of Rakshasas,
If the lord of the universe  gets angry , within half a second,
He is capable  of destroying  the entire world, know this,
Oh Lady how can   a sound  of agony,
Come out from the lotus face of such a Rama.”

Janakiyathu kettu kannu neer  thooki thooki,
Manase  valarnnoru  kheda kopangalodum,
Lakshmanan thanne   nokki chollinaal athu neram,
“Raksho jathiyilathre  neeyum undayi noonam,
Brathru nasathinathre  kamkshayakunnu thava,
Chethasi Dushtathnmave , jnan ithu orthillayallo,
Rama nasa kamkshithanaya bharathande,
Kama sidhyartham avan thannude niyogathaal,
Koode ponnithu neeyum   , Ramanasam vannal,
Goodamai yenneyum kondangu chelvaan moonam,
Yennume  ninakenne kittukayilla thanum,
 Innu mal prana thyagam   cheyvan  Jnan arinjaalum,
Chethasi bharya haronadhyathanaya  ninne,
Sodhara budhyaa daricheela  Raghavanethum,
Ramane ozhinju jnan   mathoru purushane ,
Rama padangal aane   theendugayillayallo.

 Hearing that shedding copious tears , Sita,
Along with  the sorrow  and anger that grew in her mind,
At that  time ,addressing  Lakshmana   told,
“It is better   that you are also in the clan of Rakshasas,
Oh bad soul , in your mind  you are aiming at destruction of  your brother,
How is it that I did not think about it ?
Bharatha who desires   the destruction of his brother,
For fulfilling his desire   , has sent you  ,
And that is why you came with us , for If  Rama dies,
You can secretly take   me and go back home,
Please understand that  you will never get me,
And that  I would be taking away my life today,
And you who are desirous of stealing a wife,
Has not been understood by Rama as you are  his brother,
On the oath of Rama’s feet , I will never  even touch,
Any other  Man except    Rama. “

Itharam vakku kettu Soumithri chevi randum,
 SAthwaram  pothi, punar avalodu ura cheythaan,
“Ninakku  masam aduthirikkunnathu  param,
Yeniku  niroopichal thaduthu kooda thanum,
Itharam  cholleduvaan thonniyathenthe  , Chandi,
Dig digathyantham kroora chitham narikalellam,
Vana devathamare , paripalichu kolvin,
Manu vamsadheeswara pathniye vazhi pole,”
DEviye   devakale bharamepichu  mandam,
Poorvajan thanne kaanmaan  nadannu Soumithriyum.

Hearing   these type of words , Lakshmana,
Immediately shut both his ears  and again   told her ,
“Destruction  is very near you   and  unfortunately,
 Even if I want , I will not be  in a position stop it,
Oh angry woman  , what made  you tell this type of words?
All over  all directions ladies   have a hard heart,
Oh Gods of the forest , please  look after ,
The wife of a prince of Manu’s clan, properly,”
Thus he entrusted  Sita to the  Gods of forest ,
And started walking to see  his elder  briother.


3.16 Sita Apaharanam


The theft of Sita.

Andaram kandu  dasa kandharan  Madana  bana-
Andhanaya   avathrichedinaan avaniyil,
Jadayum Valkalavun  darichu  SAnyasiyai,
Udajangane vannu ninnithu Dasasyanum ,
BHikshu veshathe poonda   Rakshonadhane jkkandu,
THalkshanam  Maya  Sita deviyum  vineethayai,
Nathwaa  sampoojya bhakthyaa  phala mooladhikalum,
Dathwaa  Swagatha vakhya  mukthwaa pinneyum chonnal,
“Athraiva  phala mooladhikalum  bhujichu.
Kondithiri  neram iruneeduka, thaponidhe,
Bharthavu varum ippol thal priyam yellam cheyyum,
Kshuthyudathiyum  theerthu visramichalum Bhavan.

Seeing the chance Ravana , took birth ,
In this world  as  a love  blind  man,
Kept tuft , wore  wooden bark, and as a Sanyasi,
Entered the hermitage   and  stood there ..
Seeing that  Rakshasa   who had dressed  as a  beggar,
Immediately  that  Sita of illusion  became very humble,
Saluted and worshipped him   and with devotion  offered fruits and roots,
Uttered  some words of hospitality   and further said,
“Please eat  these  roots and fruits  ,
And spend some time, Oh treasure of penance ,
My husband will come back  now and will do all your wishes,
And  put an end to your hunger and thirst,
And so sir  , please   do take   some rest.”

Itharam  Maya devi mugdha lapangal kettu,
SAthwaram BHikdshu roopi  sasmitham  Chodhyam cheythaan,
“Kamala vilochane , Kamaneeyangi, Neeyaar,
Amale   cholledu , nin kamithavarennathum,
Nishtoora jathikalam Rakshasaradhiyaya ,
Dushta  janthukkal ulla kanana bhoomi thannil,
Neeyoru  nari mani thane vazhunnathentho,
Ayudha  panikalum illallo  sahayamai,
Ninnude  paramarthamokkave  paranjaal jnan,
Yennude  paramartham  paryunnundu thanum .”

After hearing this  enjoyable  and happy words from her,
Immediately   that one  in the garb of a  beggar,
Asked  her ,  very smilingly, “Lotus eyed one.,
Lady with a very pretty body, who are you?
Pure one, please tell , who is  your husband?
Why are  you who is  lady living  here  alone ,
In this forest  frequented by   Rakshasas,
And other cruel beings  as well  as wild animals?
I do not find any armed man to  guard you,
If  You tell me   all the truth about   you,
I also will tell  you  all the truth about me”

Medini suthayathu   kettu ura cheytheedinaal,
“Medini pathi  varanaam Ayodhyapathi,
Jyeshta nandananaya  Ramadbutha veeryan,
Thannude  Dharma pathni   Janakathmaja  Jnano,
Dhanyanaam anujanum  Lakshmanan yennu  namam,
Jnangal moovarum pithrurajnayaa  thapissinnai,
Ingu  vannirikkunnu  dandaga vanam thannil,
Pathinalandu   kazhivolam  venam  thanum,
Athinnu  parthidunnu  sathyam  mennarinjalum,
Ninthiruvadiye  jnan arinjallethum  punar,
Yenthinnu   yezhnelli  chollenam paramartham.”

Hearing that , the daughter of earth   said,
“One of the great kings is the  lord of Ayodhya,
 And  he is known as  the tireless king Dasaratha,
And his first son   is the great  hero Rama,
And along with me who is  his  wife and also daughter  of Janaka ,
And the very blessed  younger brother  called Lakshmana,
And we three   due to the order  of the father,
Have  come here , the Dandaka forest  to do penance .
We have to be here   for a period of fourteen years,
And   we are waiting it to be over , this is the truth,
I do not know   who you    are , and  why,
Have you come here , Please tell me the truth.

Yengilo kettalum  , nee mangala seele  , Bale,
Pankaja vilochane , Pancha banadhi vase,
Poulasthya thanayanaam  Rakshasa rajavu jnan,
Trilokyathingal yenne   yaar ariyathullu  ,
Nirmale  , kama parithapthanai chamanju jnan,
Ninmoolam athinnu  nee paorenam mayaa sakam,
Lankayaam  Rajyam  vanor nattilum  manoharam,
Kinkaranayen  thava  loka Sundari Nadhe.”

Then please hear  , oh lady with auspicious character , Oh young one,
Oh Lady with lotus like eyes in whom the god of love with five arrows lives,
I am the  Rakshasa king   who is the  son of sage  Pulasthya,
Is there any one in the three worlds  who does not know me?
Oh pure one I started   suffering  from great passion because of you,
And for that   you have to come  along with me,
To Lanka   which is prettier than the  place of devas,
And world’s prettiest , I would become your slave there,.

Thapasa vesham  poonda  Ramanalenthu phalam.
Thapamulkondu  kattiningane vasikkenda,
Sarana gathan aayorenne nee bhajichalum ,
Arunaadhari , maha  bhogangal bhujichalum

What is the use of Rama who has put on the garb of a sage ,
Please do not live in this forest  with great suffering,
You please  accept me  who has surrendered to you,
Oh lady who carries red colour , Enjoy the great pleasures.

Ravana vakyamevam  kettu athi bhayathodum,
Bhava vaivarnyam  poondu  Janaki chonnal mandam,
“Kevalam   aduthithu  marjanam ninakku ippol,
Evam   nee chollunnakil   Sri Rama devan thannal,
Sodarnodum koodi  vegathil varum ippol,
Medinipathi mama bhartha Sri Ramachandran,
Thotthu koodumo hari pathniye   sasathinnu?
Kashtamayulla    vakku chollathe  Durathmave,
Rama banangal kondu  maridam pilarnnu nee ,
Bhoomiyil  veezhanulla  karanam ithu noonam.”

Hearing the words of Ravana, becoming greatly scared ,
With complete change of her mood , Sita told   slowly,
“Now the death has   approached   very near  you,
Can  you tell like this to    Sri Rama   along ,
With his brother Lakshmana . Soon  they will come,
My husband the  is the king called Ramachandra,
Can a rabbit touch the   wife of a lion?
Hey bad soul,  do not   tell  bad words like this,
Because  of this  , your chest would  be,
Split by the arrows of Rama  and you would fall on the ground.

Ingane Sita  vakhyam kettu  Ravanan yetham,
THingeedum  krodham  poondu moorchithanaya neram,
THannude roopam   nere kattinaan  , maha  giri ,
Sannibham  , dasananam , vimsathi maha bhujam,
Anjana  sailakaram , kanaya neram  ullil,
Anjasaa  bhaya pettu vana devathamaarum.

Hearing these  words of Sita , Ravana got,
Huge anger which was   ebbing out ,
And at that   time when he  lost himself,
He showed his real form  which was ,
Like a great mountain, with ten faces ,
Twenty great hands, resembling a black mountain,
And seeing him like that the forest gods got scared.

Raghava  pathniyeyum therathil yeduthu  vechu,
Aakasa marge seegram poyithu  dasayanum,
“Ha ha Raghava , Rama, Somithre, Karunyabdhe ,
Ha ha , mal praneswaraa, pahi maam Bhayathuraam,”
Ithram Sita   vilapam kettu paksheendranum,
SAthwaram uthanam  cheythu yethinaan Jatayuvum.
“THishta, thishtagre, mama swami than  pathniyeyum,
Kattu kondu yevidekku pokunnu moodathmave ,
Adwarathingal chennu sunakan manthram kondu,
Shudhamaam  prrodaasam  kondu pokunna pole.”

Carrying  Sita   and placing  her on the chariot,
That  ten headed   one  speedily travelled through the sky,
“Ha , Ha , Raghava , Oh Rama , Oh Lakshmana , Oh ocean of mercy,
Oh Lord of my soul , Please save me who is greatly scared.”
This cry of Sita   was heard  by the  king of the birds,
And immediately  Jatayu  got up and reached there  and told,
“Stop, stop,  Hey foolish soul  , where  are you going,
Stealing   the wife   of   my  Lord ,
Like a fox trying   to steal the great pure  offering  ,
Using   chants   from the place of fire offering.”

Padathi madhyeparmodhatha  budhiyodum,
Grudra rajanum  pathravanayulloru,
Kudhraa rajane ppole badha vairathodu athi,
Krudhanayagre chennu yudham thudanginaan,
Abdhiyum pthranilakshbdhayaichamayunnithu,
Adrikal ilakunnu virutham  athu neram.

On the way  with very great  intelligence ,
That king of birds, like   a great  mountain,
With in built wings and with enemity,
With great anger went near and started the battle,
And the world also shook,  by the wind from his  wings,
And    even the mountains started  shaking.

Kaal nakangale kondu chapangal podi peduthi,
Ananagalum keeri murinju vasam  kettu,
Theeshna thundagram kondu  therthadam thakarthithu,
Kaal kshanam kondukonnu veezhthinaan aswangale
Rookshata  perugiya   paksha pathangal yethu,
Rakshasa  pravaranum  chanchalamudai vannu.

He powdered  the arrows of  Ravana by the nails of his feet,
And his face   was greatly wounded  and he became  depressed,
And with  his sharp beak   he destroyed  the chariot,
And within half a second he killed and felled the  horses,
And hit Ravana by his very sharp wings   ,
The Lord of the Rakshasas was  upset  .

Yathrayum mudangi  mal keerthiyum odungithu,
Yennarthi  poonduzhannoru   Rathrichareendranappol,
Dathri puthriye  thathra   dhatriyil  nirthi  , punar ,
Orthu   than  chandrahasamilakki   laghutharam,
Pakshi nayakanude  pakshangal  chedichappol,
Kshithi thannil  veenan   akshamanayittavan,
Rakshonayakan   pinne  Lakshmi deviyeyum   kondu,
 Kshatha  chithathodum   Dakshina diku nokki ,
Mathoru  therileri  thethennu nada kondaan,
Matharum  palippan  illuthavarayittennorthu,
 Ithithu  veeneedinna   kannu  neerodumappol ,
Kathavaar kuzhaliyam janaki devi thanum,
Bharthavu thanne   kkandu  vruthantham  paranjozhinju ,
Uthamanaaya   ninde jeevanum  pokaika” yennu  ,
Pruthwi puthriyum  varam  pathri rajannu  nalki,
Pruthwi mandalam akannasu   melppotu poyaal.

My journey has been stopped  and my fame  also has come to an end,
Thinking and worrying like that  , that king of Rakshasa,
Left the daughter of earth on floor, and suddenly recollecting,
Took and shook  his sword called   Chandrahasa and easily,
When he cut off  the wings   of that king of the birds,
Being not able to do anything that bird king fell on the earth.
Then that lord of the Rakshasa  took the  goddess Lakshmi,
And with a wounded pride  started travelling towards the south,
In another chariot   and proceeded  very fast.
Realising that  there is no other friend to save her,
With  tears  flowing drop by drop  from her eyes,
Janaki who was  a lady with a pretty hair , gave a boon
“Let not your soul depart till you see  my husband  ,
And tell him all  the news” to the king of birds ,
And leaving the earth , went through the sky.

Ayyo, Raghava   , Jagan nayaka , Dhayanidhe,
Nee  yenneyum upekshichathenthu   BHarthave , Nadha,
Rakshonayakan yenne kondithaa poyidunnu,
Rakshithavayittu  aarum yenikku illa ayyo , papam,
Lakshmana  ninnodu jnan  parusham chonnenallo,
Rakshichu kollename , devaraa  , Dhayanidhe.

Alas  , Oh Rama, Oh Lord of the universe , Oh treasure of mercy,
Why did you forsake  me , my husband, Oh lord,
This lord of Rakshasa is taking me away ,
Alas , there  is no one to protect me  , alas,
Oh Lakshmana , Did I not tell demeaning words to you,
Please  protect me , Oh brother in law , Oh treasure of mercy.

Rama, Rama Athma Rama , LOkabhirama , Rama,
BHoomideviyum yenne  vedinjaal ithu kalam,
Prana vallabha, parithrahi maam jagatpathe ,
Kounapadhipan   yenne konnu bhakshikkum mumbe,
SAthwaram vannu   paripalichu kollename ,
Sathwa chethasaa maha Sathwa varidhe, Nadhaa.

Oh Rama, Oh Rama, Oh bewitcher of soul . Oh bewitcher  of the world , Oh Rama,
This time even the goddess  earth was  not there  with me,
Oh darling , please save me, Oh lord of universe,
Before the king of Rakshasa eats  me away,
Come quickly  and please  look after  me,
Oh good minded one , Oh great ocean of good , Oh lord.

Itharam vilapikkum  nerathu  seegram Rama-,
Bhadran   ingethumennu  sankhsaayaa  Naktrthancharan,
Chitha vegena  nadaneedinaan athu neram,
Adhri nadhagre   kandu Pancha vanaranmaare,
Vidrutham   vibhooshana sanchayam   azhichathu ,
Onnu uthareeyardha  khandam   kondu bandhichu  Rama-
BHadrannu   kanmaan   yogam variga yennakatharil ,
Smruthwaa   keezhpottu  nikshepichithu  Sita devi,
Mathanaam  nakthancharan  arinjeela athum appol.

When she was crying like that  , with a worry,
That Rama may return early , that Rakshasa ,
Was going    at the  speed of mind, and at that time,
On the edge  of the lord of mountains  Sita saw  five monkeys,
And immediately   she removed   the collection of her ornaments,
Tied  them  with half portion  of her shoulder cloth ,
And thinking that ,  it  would be seen by Rama  ,
Put   that   bundle   down  and that,
Exuberant Rakshasa    did not know  about it then.

Abdiyum utheerya  than pathanam   gathwaa thoornam,
 Shudhantha madhye  maha asoka kanana  dese,
Shudha bhoothale   maha simsupa  tharu moole,
Hrudyanmaaraya   nija raksho narikaleyum,
Nithyavum  palichu kolga yennurappichu  , thande ,
Vasthyam ulpukku  vasicheedinaan Dasananan.

After crossing the sea , going speedily to his city ,
In the middle of his private  quarters , in a forest of Asoka trees,
In a clean earth  , below   the shade  of a Simsupa* tree ,
Ordering   some friendly   Rakshasis  ,
Please look after  her daily , Ravana  reached  ,
His house   and lived   there .
                      Iruul in Malayalam (iron wood)
Uthamothamayaya Janaki devi  pathi-
Vruthymasrithya vasicheedinaal  athu kalam,
Vasthra  kesathikalum   yethrayum malinamai,
Vakthravum  kumbittu   santhapthammam   cithathodum,
Rama Ramethi  japa  dhyana nishtayaa  bahu,
Yamini   chara kula narikalude madhye ,
Neehara seethe thapa vatha peedayum  sahichu,
AAharadhikal   yethum koodathe   diva rathram,
Lankayil  vasiuchithaathangam  ulkondu Mayaa,
Sankadam  manushya janmathil aarkku illathu?

The better than the best  that  Goddess Janaki  devi,
Observing  a life of Pathivruthya lived at that time,
With her hair    and cloth   very  unclean,
With head bent , with a mind full of sorrow,
Chanting always the name  of  Rama,
In the middle of very many Rakshasa  ladies,
Suffering the problems due to  snow, cold , sun  and wind,
Without taking any food and  she lived  in Lanka,
With great  deal of  suffering and sorrow
Who in the world does not have a sorrow ,
In this world   , which never goes   away.

3.17 Seethanveshanam

The search for Sita

Ramanum  maya mruga  gaveshanathe  kai kondoru,
Kamaroopinam  Marichasuram yeithu  konnu,
Vegena   nada kondasramam  nokki punar,
Aagama  kkathalaya raghavan thiruvadi 
Nalanju sarppadu  nadannor  anantharam,
Balakan Varavu eesha   dhoorave Kannan vannu,
Lakshmanan   varunnathu kandu Raghavan  thanum,
Ulkombil  niroopichu  kalpichu  karaneeyam.

Rama   after attempting  to   trace  and investigate the deer of illusion,
And after  killing  the The Rakshasa  Maricha
Who can take any form that he likes,
Started   to walk speedily  towards  his hermitage ,
And when that  foundation of Vedas   Rama ,
After travelling    some distance  saw from afar ,
The coming   of his brother    and  that Rama,
Started   thinking as to what  he should do.

Lakshmanan  yethum arinjellallo  Paramartham,
Ikkalam   ivaneyum   vanjikennathe   varu ,
Raksho nayakan   kondu poyathu Maya  Sita,
Lakshmi deviyeyundo  mattarkku labhikkunnu ?
Agni mandalathingal vazhunna Sita thanne,
Lakshmanan  arinjaal ikkaryavum vannu kooda,
Dukhgichu kollu jnanum prakruthane ppole,
Maikamnni thanne thiranju aasu poi  chellamallo ,
Raksho nayakanude rajyathil yennal pinne,
Thalkulathodum   koodi Ravanan thanne  konnal,
Agni mandale vaazhum Sitaye  Sathya  vyaajaal,
Kaikondu  pokam ayodhyakku vaikathe , pinne,
Akshaya dharmamodu  rajyathe  vazhipole ,
Rakshichu kinchil kalam   bhomiyil  vasichidaam.

Lakshmana   does not know any truth,
And so it is only proper to deceive him also,
The  Lord of the Rakshasas has only taken  the Sita of illusion,
Wound any body be able  to get  Goddess Lakshmi?
The real Sita is within  the  fire,
And if Lakshmana knows this , other  aspects will not work,
And so I will also  become sad  like the ordinary people,
And I can speedily start   the search for the lady with collyrium eyes,
And reach the  country  of  the Lord of Rakshasas,
And once there , I can kill Ravana with his entire clan,
And putting the blame on truth , I can get Sita back from the fire,
And taking her  , I can go to Ayodhya ,
And then with never fading Dharma  I can rule  the  country,
I can for some  time live on this earth.

Pushakarothbhavan  itham prarthikka nimithamai,
Arka vamasathil  jnan marthyanai pirannathum,
Maya manushanakum  yennude  charithavum,
Maya vaibhavangalum kelkkayum chollugayum,
Bhakthi maargena cheyyum bhakthan aprayasena ,
Mukthiyum  sidhicheedumilla samsayamethum,
Aakayal ivaneyum vanchichu dukhipoo   jnan,
Prakrutha purushaneppole” yennakatharil ,
Nirnayichu  varajanodu arul  cheytheedinaan,
Parnasalayil  Sitakku aaruoru  thunayullu?

Due to   the prayer  of Lord Brahma,
I took birth in the clan of the sun god,
And there  is no doubt  that  those devotees,
Who read    or hear   the history ,
And greatness of me as the man of illusion,
Through the path of devotion ,
Without any great effort would get salvation,
And so  I will  deceive  him and make him sad ,
And like   an   ordinary man , Deciding like this ,
He   told   his  younger  brother ,
“Who is there  to help Sita in the hermitage?”

Yendhinu  ingottu ponnu , Janaki thanne  Balal,
Yenthinu vedinju  nee? Rakshasar avaleyum ,
Kondu pogayo , konnu bhakshichu kalagayo ,
Kandaka jathikal kku yenthonnu, aruthathathu orthaal?
Agraja vakhyam   kettu Lakshmanan thanum,
Agre  ninnu udan udan   thozhuthu vivasanai,
Gadgadaksharam ura cheythithu   DEviyude,
Durgraha  vachanangal   bhaspavum thoogi thoogi,
“Ha Ha Lakshmana , parithrahi Soumithre, seegram,
Ha ha   Rakshasan yenne  nigrahicheedum ippol”,
Ithram nakthancharan   than vilapangal kettu,
Mugdha gathriyum  thava nadham yennu urakkayaal,
Athyartham parithapam kai kondu vilapichu,
Sathwaram chennu  rakshikenne  yennodu arul cheythu.”


“Why did you come here, why did you forsake ,
Janaki alone there ? Rakshasas may take her away,
They may kill  her   and   eat her  too,
To those  cruel castes, there  is nothing
If we  properly  think , that  which should not be done?”
Hearing the words of elder brother , Lakshmana  stood near,
And again and again saluted  him, with great sorrow,
And with broken voice , and  shedding copious tears,
 Told about the hard words told by the Goddess,
“Ho ,ho Lalkshmana , please  save me  son of Sumithra,
Ho ,ho  The  Rakshasa   will kill me now.”
Hearing  such wailings      from the Rakshasas,
That feeble one told that  is your voice
And with greatly pitiable  manner  cried,
And told  me to go immediately  and save you.

“Itharam nadham mama  brathavinnu undai varaa,
Chithamohavum venda, sathyamennarinjaalum,
Rakshasanude maya bhasitham ithu noonam,
Kaal kshanam porukkennu jnan pala vuru  chonnen,
Yennathu kettu devi pinneyum ura cheythaal,
Yennodu pala tharam , innivayellam ippol,
Ninthiru mumbil  ninnu cholluvaan  paniyennal,
Santhapathode jnanum karnangal pothi kondu,
Chinthichu  devakale  prarthichu raksharthamai,
Nin thiru malaradi  vandhippan vida konden.”

“This is not my brother’s   voice,
Do not get confused , what  I say is true,
This is definitely the magical voice  of the Rakshasa,
Please  wait for  quarter  of a second, I told her ,
And hearing that   she again told me ,
Several things  and at present ,
I feel bad   to tell all those before you,
And with great sorrow, closing my ears,
Thinking of the gods and praying them to look after  her,
I took leave   so that  I can salute  your sacred fet.”

“Engilum pizhachu  ponnathu Soumithre , nee ,
SAngayundayidaamo, durvacanangalo kettal,
Yoshamarude vakku  sathyam yennu orkkunnavan,
Bhoshan yethrayum yennu nee ariyunnahille ?
Rakshasam parishakal kondu poi kalakayo,
Bhakshichu  kalakayo cheythathu yyennarinjeela”
Ingane  ninachu jadanthar bhagathingal ,
Chennu yengumenokki kananju aakulapettu Raman,
Dukhabhavavum kai kondethrayum vilapichaan,
Nishkalan athmaraman b=nirgunan athma Nandan..

“Inspite of that  , you did a mistake  Lakshmana,
How can you have doubt, when you here bad words,
For, do you not know that, that  the man who thinks 
The words  of ladies are true , is a fool.
I do not know whether she has been taken away by Rakshasas,
Or whether  they  have  eaten her .”
Thinking like this he searched for her ,
At all places  in side the hermitage and,
When she was not found. Rama became worried,
And assuming sorrow  , he wailed  and cried,
That innocent one, one attractive to all souls,
One who does not have any  characters,
And one   who is extremely happy within himself.

“Ha, ha , Vallabhe , Site, ha ha, Maithili , Nadhe,
Ha, ha Janaki devi, Ha ha  mal praneswari,
Yenne mohipipathinnai  maranjirikkayo?
Dhanye, nee velichathu vannidu madiyathe,
Itharam parakayum  kananam thorum  nadannu,
Athal poondu anveshichum  kaananju vivasanai,
“Vana devathamare, ningalum undo kandu,
Vanajekshanayaya Sitaye, sathyamcholveen,
Mruga sanchayangale, ningalum undo kandu,
Mruga lochanayaya Janaka puthri thanne?
Pakshi sanchayangale, NIngalum undo kandu,
Pakshmalakshiye mama cholluvin paramartham,
Vruksha vrundame, pranjeeduvin  paramartham,
Pushakarakshiye ningal yenganum undo kandu,
Itham  oronne paranju athrayum dukham poondu,
SAthwaram  neele thiranju engu kandeel allalloo.

“Ho,  Ho my wife , Sita , Ho , ho , Maithili , wife,
Ho ho  Goddess Janaki  , Ho ho , the goddess of my soul,
Are you hiding somewhere   to  attract me,
Oh blessed one Please come out without hesitation,
Telling like this  , he walked over  the forests ,
Enquired   and getting worried and  when he ,
Was not able to find her and    becoming   broken,
“Gods of forests , did you see  her
The sita who has  eyes like lotus flower, Please tell the truth,
Oh groups of deer , Did   you see her ,
The doe eyed daughter  of Janaka , please  tell me the truth,
Oh groups of birds , did you see  her  ,
The   wide eyed  one, please tell me the truth,
Oh groups of trees , did you see  her,
The lotus eyed one  , please  tell me the truth ,
Like this  telling so many things  , sorrow increasing that much,
He went on searching everywhere  , but could not find her.

SArvadruk sarveswaran sarvagnan  sarvathmaavaam,
 Sarva karanan , anekan achalan paripoornan,
Nirmalan niraakaaran nirahankaran  nithyan,
Chinmayakhandanandathmakan, jaganmayan,
Maayaya manushya bhavena dukhicheedinaan,
Karya manushanmoodathmaakale oppippanai,
Thathwajanmaarkku sukha  dukha bedangal onnum,
Chithe   thonnukayum illa, Jnanam illaikayaal.

The God of all who sees everywhere , the one  who knows everything,
The one who is  the soul of all, The one who is the universal  cause ,
One who is many , one who does not move , one  who is complete ,
One who is pure, one who does not have a  form , one  who does not have pride,
One who is forever, one who is divine and  limitless , one whose soul is divine  joy,
One who is  all over universe, assuming the illusory  human form  became sad,
That  causal man to satisfy idiotic beings who do  not understand,
That those  having divine knowledge would  not feel  in their mind,
Differences  between pleasure and sorrow as they do not have wisdom.

3.18 Jatayu gathi

The fate  of Jatayu .

Sri Ramadevan evam  thiranju nadakkumbol,
Therazhinju  udanju  veenu aakulam adaviyil,
Sasthra chapangalodum koodave kidakkunnathu,
Yehrayum  maduthu kaanayithu madhye maargam.
Anneram soumithriyodu  aruli cheythu Raman,
“:Bhinnamayoru Radham  kanedo Kumara, nee,
THanwangitha thanne yoru Rakshasan kondu pombol,
Anya rakshasan avanodupor cheytheedinaan,
Anneram azhinja  ther koppithaa  kidakkunnu,
 Yennu  vannedaam avar konnaro bHakshicharo?

When God Rama   was searching like   this,
In the forest he saw a dismembered  and broken chariot,
Along with weapons   and   bow and arrows,
And this they could see  near by in the middle of their way.
Then Rama   told   Lakshmana   as follows,
“Lad please   see  a chariot which is broken,
Possibly  when one Rakshasa  was taking pretty Sita,
He must have fought   with another  Rakshasa,
And  the  chariot which got broken then is lying her
We do not know  whether  they killed  or ate  her .”

Sri Raman yevam paranjithiri nadakkumbol,
Ghoramayoru roopam  kanayi bhayanakam,
“Janaki thanne thinnu trupathanayoru   Yathu,
Dhanan  kidakkunathathra  kandeelayo?
Kolluvan ivane   jnan vaikathe banangalum,
Villum ingaasu  thannedu, “yennathu   ketta neram,
Vithastha  hrudayi   Pakshi rajanum chonnaan,
“Vadhyanalla aham , thava bhakthanayoru   dasan,
Mithra maithravum   thava thannu viseshichum,
Smigdhanayiripporui pakshiyaam Jatayu jnan.”

After a walk of a  little distance  , after telling this
They saw a horrible form lying there  which was fearful,
“Do you   not see  a Rakshasa  who is,
Lying there contended after  eating Janaki?
I would  kill him soon , give me my bows and arrows.”
And  when he heard this, that king of birds ,
Who was lying   there   became scared  and told,
“I am not a killer, I am a slave who is your devotee,
And I am specially    a great   friend of your father,
And I am a friendly bird called  Jatayu.”

Dushtanaam  dasamukhan ninnude pathni thanne,
Kattu kondu aakase  pokunneram arinju jnan,
Pettennu chennu thaduthavane yudham cheythu,
Muttichu therum villum pottichu kalanjappol,
Vettinaan Chandrahasam kondavan, jnanum appol,
Pushta vedanayodum bhoomiyil veenaan allo,
Ninthiruvadiye kandozhinju mariyaikennu,
Indira deviyodu  varavum vaangi konden,
THrukkan, parkkanam , yenne krupayaa,krupanide,
Thrukkazhalina  nithya mul kaambil vasikkenam.

When the bad Ravana  was taking away  your wife,
Through   the sky  , I became   aware  of it,
Immediately  I went and stopped  him and fought with him,
When I dashed   his chariot    and broke his bow,
He cut me by his sword called  Chandrahasa ,
And I fell down on the earth   with great pain,
And I got a boon   from  that Goddess Lakshmi,
That I should not die   till I meet   with you
Oh treasure of mercy please  see   me,
And let  your holy  feet live in mind forever.

Itharam Jatayu than  vakkukal kettu nadhan,
Chitha karunyam poondu chennu aduthiumnnu than,
Trikaikal konduthaalodinaan avan udal,
Dukhasruplutha nayana thodum Ramachandran,
“Chollu chollaho  mama Vallabha vruthantham  nee,
Yellam” , yennathu kettu   chollinaan Jatayuvum,
“Raksho nayakanakiya Ravanan devi thanne,
Dakshina disi  kondu poyaan yennarinjaalum,
Cholluvanilla  sakthi marana peedayaale,
Nallathu varuvathinnai anugrahikkanam.”

That Lord hearing these   types word from Jatayu,
With mind filled with mercy sat near  him,
And patted   all over his body with his holy hands,
And Ramachandra with tear  filled   eyes due  to his sorrow,
Told,” Please   tell the entire  story   of my wife”
And hearing this  Jatayu told,
“The Lord of Rakshasas  Ravana   took   the lady,
To the southern direction , please know that.
I do not have strength to tell  due to the death struggle,
And Please   bless  me   so that  good will come to me.”

“Ninthiruvadi  thanne  kandu kandirikkave  ,
Bandamatheedum vannam marippan avakasam,
Vannathu  bhaval krupa pathramakayal aham,
Punya Purusha  , Purushothama, Dhaya nidhe ,
Ninthiruvadi sakshal  Sri Maha Vishnu,
Paranandathma, paramathmaa, Maya manisha roopi ,
Santhatham antharbhage  vasicheeduga venam,
Nin thirumeni ghana shyamalabhiramam,
Anthyakalathingal yivannam kanaya moolam,
Bandhavaum athu   mukthanayen jnan yennu noonam.”
Bandhu bhavena  dasanakiyor  adiyane  ,
Bandhuka kusuma samatha kkara thalam  thannal,
Bandhu vathsala  , mandham  thottu arulenam mennal,
Ninthirumalradiyodu  chernnidaamallo .

When you   are   seeing  me , I got ,
The good chance   of cutting off  all attachments and dying,
And this chance came to me because  of  my being,
Able to get your grace , Oh holy person , Oh best among men,
Oh treasure of mercy, You  are  the real Maha Vishnu,
The divine joyful soul , divine soul , A man because of illusion,
And you should always  live  inside  me,
And your body   is dark black and attractive every second,
And because   I was able to see  you  at  the time of my death,
I would cut off all attachments   and would definitely  attain salvation.
You who have made me your slave  with love from a  friend,
Please  use your hands   which are  like the flowers of Bandhuka*,
Oh lover of friends , slowly    touch and pat me  , so that ,
I would be able to join your lotus like feet.
                   *Anthimalari poo in Malayalam, noon flower in English.

Indirapathiyathu  kettudan  thaalodinaan,
Mandam mandam poornathmanandam vaneedum vannam,
Anneram  pranangale thyajichu jatayuvum,
Mannidam thannil  veena neathu Raghu varan,
Kannu neer varthu bhaktha vathsalya  paravasaal,
Arnojanethran  pithru mithramaam  paksheendrane ,
 Uthamangathe yeduthu uthsanga seemni cherthittu,
Uthara  karyarhamai  sodaranodu   chonnan.

The husband of Lakshmi   hearing that , patted him,
Slowly and slowly  so that he will  get full divine joy of the soul,
And at that   time Jatayu breathed  his last,
And he   fell  on  the earth, that  blessing of Raghu clan,
Shed tears  and becoming emotional due to love of his  devotee,
That lotus eyed one took   the head  of the king of birds,
Who was a friend of his father and kept it on his lap,
And told his brother  for the  sake of after death rites.

“Kashtangal kondu vannu nalloru chitha theerthu,
Kootanam agni samskarathinnu  vaikeedathe,”
Lakshmanan athu kettu  chithayum theertheedinaan,’
Thalkshanam kulichu samskaravum  cheythu, pinne,
Snanavum  kazhichu udaka kriyadhiyum cheythu,
Kanane thathra mrugam vadhichu,mamasa khandam,’
Pullinmel vechu jaladhikalum nalgeedinaan,
Nalloru gathi yavanundaavan pithrarthmai.


“You have  to make  a good funeral pyre using fallen wood,
Without delay   for the ritual of cremation by fire.”
Hearing  that Lakshmana  built  a funeral pyre,
Immediately  after taking bath , Rama  completed,
The cremation , again took bath,   finished,
The rituals  associated  with  cremation,
Then killed  a deer in the forest and offered,
A piece of its meat  and water kept on the grass,
And prayed that he  should get  a blessed life as mane.

Pakshikal ivayellam bhakshichu sukhichalum
Paksheendran athu kondu thrupthanai bhavichalum,
Karunya murthy , kamalekshanan , madhu vairi,
Saroopyam bhavikennu sadaram arul  cheythu,
Anneram vimanam aaroohya bhasuram bhanu,
Sannibham divya roopam poondoru Jatayuvum,
Sankhari gadha  padma  makuta , peetambara-
Adyangitha roopam poondu , vishnu parshadanmaaral,
Poojithanai , sthuthikkapettu  munikalaal,
Thejasaa sakala digvyapthanai kanaai vannu,
Sannatha  gathrathodum uyare koopi thozuthu,
Unnatha  bhakthiyode Ramane  sthuthi cheythaan.

Let all birds  eat all this  offerings and be happy,
Let the king of birds  be satisfied because of that,
And that body of mercy , the lotus eyed one , enemy of Madhu,
Told   that Please attain salvation.
At that time Jatayu appeared  like  shining like sun, and ,
Having a divine  form, , riding on a air plane,
And taking a form with conch, wheel mace  and lotus flower,
And dressed in the yellow silk, being worshipped,
By  the  servants  of  Lord  Vishnu , being praised  by sages,
And with a great shine  which spread in all directions
 And with ready body   , he  raised his hands  and saluted Rama ,
And  with great devotion    prayed   to  him.

3.19 Jatayu  Sthuthi

Prayer  of  Jatayu

Aganya  guna maadhyam  mavyayam  aprameyam,
Akhila   jagal srushti  sthithi samhara  moolam,
Paramam paraaparamanandam  parathmanam,
Varadam aham  pranathosmi  santhatham Ramam .

I always   salute   that  Rama  who  blesses,
Who has countless  good qualities, who is first , who is  non decaying,  who in unfathomable ,
Who is the root   of the creation, upkeep  and destruction of the world ,
Who is divine. Who is divine joy  and the  divine  soul.

Mahitha kadakshavikshepitha, amara sucham,
Rahithaa avadhi  sukhamindira  manoharam,
Shyamalam jadamukutojjwalam  chapa sara ,
Komala  karmbujam , prathosmyaham Ramam.

I always salute that  Rama, who has  a pretty hand ,
 Who throws  esteemed vision and purifies  the devas,
Whose happy stay  with the pretty Lakshmi  is not  limited,
Who is black and shines in a tufted crown and holds a bow and arrow.

Bhuvana   kamaneeya  roopameeditham , satha-,
Ravi  bhasuram abheeshta pradham  , saranadham,
Sura padapa moola rachitha nilayanam,
Sura sanchaya  sevyam , pranathosmyaham   Ramam.

I always salute that Rama , who is served by Groups of devas ,
Who has   the form which  is prettiest in the world,
Who shines  like one hundred suns, who  is like,
The root  of the wish giving tree  of devas  to those who surrender to him.

Bhava Kanana   dava dahana  Namadheyam,
Bhava pankaja  bhava mukha   daivatham devam ,
Dhanujapathi koti   sahasra  vinasanm,
Manujaakaaram harim,  pranathosmyaham  Ramam.

I always   salute that  Rama , who is the human form of Vishnu,
Whose  name   is the fire that  eats away  the forest of birth and death,
Who is   the  God   to Lord  Brahma  as well as Lord Shiva,
And who is the one   who kills  billions of Asura lords.

Bhava bhaavanaa haram   , bhagawal swaroopinam,
Bhava bheevirahitham  , muni sevitham param,
Bhava  sagara   tharanamgri pathakam  nithyam,
Bhava nasaya anisam  , Pranathosmyaham   Ramam.

I always salute that Rama, who destroys  sins,
Who  destroys   those caught  in the net of sins,
Who has a form of the god, who keeps away the fear  of sins,
Who is the  divine  one served   by sages ,
And who is the daily boat  that  helps us cross  the sea of life.

Girisa  girisuthaa  hrudayambuja vasam,
Giri nayakadaram , giri pakshari sevyam,
Sura sanchaya  dhanujendra   sevitha paaddam,
Surapamani nibham . pranothosmyaham  Ramam.

I always   salute that  Rama , who is like  the gem of devas,
Who lives in the lotus heart  of Shiva  and Parvathi ,
Who lifts the lord of the mountains, who is served by Indra ,
And whose  divine feet is worshipped both by devas  and asuras.

Paradarartha  pari varjitha maneeshinaam,
Para Purusha   guna bhoothi   santhushtathmanam,
Para  lokaika hitha   nirathathmanam  sevyam,
Paramananda mayam, pranathosmyaham  Ramam.

I always   salute that  Rama,  who is full of divine  joy,
Who is  one who does not desire the wealth  and wife of others,
 Who is extremely happy  due to good character  of people  ,
Who is always  interested  in doing good to others.

Smitha Sundara   vikasitha   vakthramboruham,
Smruthi gocharam asithambudha  kalebharam,
Sitha pankaja   charu nayanam  Raghuvaram,
Kshithnandinivaram , pranathosmyaham Ramam.


I always  salute Rama  , who is the consort  of daughter of earth,
Who has  smiling pretty face which  is like a fully open lotus flower,
Who can be seen by Vedas, who has a body like a dark lotus,
Who has pretty eyes like a white  lotus, and is the blessing  to clan of Raghus.

Jala pathrogha  sthitha ravi mandalam  pole,
SAkala charachara  janthukkali vaazhum,
Paripoonathmaanam,   advyam.,avyayam  ekam,
Paramam para param,  , Pranathosmyaham   Ramam.

I always salute Rama  . who is the greatest and divine among divines,
Who   like the Sun living   in every water  pot,
Lives in all  moving  and non moving   beings,
Who is   the complete  soul  , who does not have a second and is   non decaying  and lonely.

Vidhi Madhava  sambu roopa   bedhena Guna-
Tritraya  virajitham , kevalam virajantham,
Tridasa muni janasthutham, avyaktham , ajam,
Kshithijaa manoharam, pranathosmyaham   Ramam.

I  always salute   that  Rama, who is the pretty one to  the daughter of earth,
Who by taking the forms   of  Brahma  ,   Vishnu   and Shiva,
Divides characteristics in to three , who shines alone,
Who is being prayed by thirty saints  , Who is not clear  and who is not born.

Manmatha satha koti  Sundara  kalebharam,
Janma nasadhi heenam,  chinmayam jaganmayam,
Nirmalam  dharmakarmaadhaaram apyanaadharam,
Nirmamam Athma Ramam, prathosmyaham  Ramam.

I always   salute  that  Rama, who is detached and pretty  to all souls,
Who has   a body like  hundred billion gods of love,
Who does not have  birth or death, Who is fully divine , who occupies  the whole world,
Who is  pure, who is the basis  of duties  according to Dharma, and is the basis of water.

Yisthuthi kettu Ramachandranum prasannanai,
Pathreendran  thannodu aruli cheythu maduramai,
“Asthu they bhadram gacha, padam may Vishno param,
Yi stotram yezhuthiyum   , padichum kettu kondaal,
Bhakthanayullavannu vannedum  mathsarupyam,
Paksheendraa , ninne polae mal parayananayal.

Hearing this prayer , Ramachandra   became happy,
And sweetly   told that  king of birds,
“Let good happen to you, please  go safely to land of Vishnu,
He  who  writes , reads   and hears  this prayer,
If he is devoted  , he would come to my presence,
Oh king of birds, If  he has  great devotion like you.

Ingabe Rama vakhyam kettoru paksha sreshtaan,
Angane  thanne Vishnu Sarupyam prapichu poi,
Brahma  poojithanaya pdavum prapichuthey,
Nirmala  Rama Namam chollunna janam poale.

The  great   bird who heard  these words of Rama,
It seems  became  one with Vishnu ,
He also attained the state  where Brahma worshipped his feet,
Like any other person telling the pure name of Rama.

 

3.20 Kabandha Gathi

The way o death world of Khadamba,

Pinne Sri Raman Sumithrathmajanodum koodi,
Khinnamai  vanantharam paraoichu dukhathodum,
Anweshichoro disi Sitaye  kanaykayaal,
SAnna dairyena vana maarge sanchatrikkumbol,
Raksho roopathe kondoru sathwathe kanai  vannu,
Thal kshanamevam Ramachandranum arul cheythaan,

Afterwards  Rama   along with the son of Sumithra,
With sorrow reached  inside the forest , and
Enquired in all directions but not finding Sita,
With  diminished courage  , when  they were travelling in the forest ,
They saw   a huge   being   who had the form of a Rakshasa,
And then immediately    Rama   told,

“Vakshasi vadanavum , yojana bahukkalum,
Chakshuradhikalum   illendoru  sathwamidham?
Lakshmana, Kandaayo  nee , kandolam bhayamundam,
Bhakshikkum ippol ivan , nammeyannarinjalum,
Pakshiyum mrugavum allethyayum  chithram chithram,
Vakshasi vakthram   kalum thalayumilla  thanum,
Rakshassu pidichudan   Bhakshikkum mumbe   namme,
 Rakshikkum prakaravum   kandeela   niroopichal,
THadbuja Madhya sthanmaarayithu   Kumara  , naam,
Kalpitham    sdhathavinalenthennal athu varum.”

“He has  face on the chest , and hands  a yojana (two miles) long,
He does not have   eyes and other organs,  what type of being is this?
Lakshmana , did you see, As we see there  is lot of fear,
He will now eat  , both of   us, know   about this.
He is neither a bird nor animal , wonder  of wonders,
He has face on the chest , he does not have legs  or head ,
Before this being eats   us both ,
I am not finding a way to  save ourselves,
As we are   both  in the middle of his hands, Oh lad,
Whatever  that  Brahma thinks, that will happen .”

Raghavanevam   paranjeedinoranantharam,
Aakula makannoru   Lakshmanan ura cheythaan,
“Porum vyakula   bhavam yendini vicharippan,
Ororo  karam chedikkanam nam iruvarum.”
Thalkshanam   chedichithu Dakshina bhujam Raman,
Lakshmanan  vama karam  chedichan athu neram.
Raksho veeranum athi vismayam poondu  , Rama,
Lakshmananmare   kandu chodichan bhayathode  ,
“Mad bhujangale chediceeduvvan  sakthanmaarai,
Ibbhuvanthil  aarun undayyili ithin keezhil,
Adbutha karanmaaraam ningal aaririuvarum,
SAlpurishannarennukalpicheeduneen jnanum,
Ghora kanana pradesathingalvaruvaanum,

After  Rama told  like  this ,
Without any worry Lakshmana told ,
“What is the need for worry  like   this ,
Let each of us  cut  one   hand  each of his ,”
And immediately   Rama cut his right  hand,
And Lakshmana   cut his   left   hand,
That valorous  Rakshasa  became wonderstuck,
And with   fear  asked   Rama  and Lakshmana ,
“Before this  , there  was  no one in the world,
Strong enough   to cut   my hands,
Who are  you two who are  wonderful people,
I assume   that  you both   are  very good people,
What is the reason for coming  in this forest ,
Be pleased   to tell me the truth.

Itharam Khabanda vakhyangal  kettoru puru-,’
Shothaman  chirichu udan utharam aruli cheuthu,
“Keattalum Dasaratha nama ayodhyathipathi,
Jyeshta nandananaham, Raman yennallo Namam,
Sodaran ivan Mama, Lakshmanan  yennu namamm,
Sitayennundu mama bharya yayoru nari,
Poyithu jnangal nayattinnu ,athu neram  athi,
Mayavi nisacharan kattu kondangu poyaan,
Kananam thorum jnangal thiranju nadakkumbol,
Kaanayi nine, yathi bheeshana vegathodum ,
Panikal kondu thavavesthithanmaara aakayaal,
Prana  rakshartham chedichedinen karangalum,
AAredo vikrutha  roopam darichoru bhavaan,
Nerado parga “yennu  Raghavan chodichappol,
SAnthushtathmanaa paranjeediunan kabandhanum,
“Ninthiruvadi thane  Sri Rama devan yengil,
Dhanyanai vannenaham , ninthiruvadi thane,
Moonil ammaru kanai vannoru nimithamai .”

After hearing  these  words  of Khabanda,
That best among men smiled and immediately  answered,
“Hear , I am the eldest son of Dasaratha, the king of  Ayodhya,
My name  is Rama,he is my brother  and his name is Lakshmana,
There is one lady called Sita, who is my wife,
We had both gone  to hunt and at that  time,
A great magician, a rakshasa stole  her away,
And when we were searching  for her in forests after foress,
We saw you,  and  with great and horrifying speed,
WE came  in between your hands,
And for saving our lives, I cut your hands,
Who are you who has a very horrifying form,
Please tell directly” and when Rama asked like this ,
Kabhandha replied  with a very pleased soul,
“If you are indeed  Sri Rama,
I have become blessed and if you are,
In front of me I have been lucky to see you.”

Divyanai iripporu gandarwan aham roopa-,
Youvana darpithanai sancharicheedum kaalam,
Sundari jana mano dairyavum harichathi,
Sundarnayoru jnan kreedichu nadakkumbol,
Ashta vakrane kandu jnan apahasichathu,
Rooshtanai maha muni sapavum nalgedinaan,
Dushtanayulloru neeRakshasanai pogennan,
Thushtanai pine sapanugraham nakgeedinaan,
Sakshal  sri Narayanan thanthiruvadi thane,
Mokshadan Dasaratha puthranai  tretha yuge,
Vannavatharichu nin bahukkal arukkum naal,
Vannedumallo sapamokshavum ninakkedaa.”

I am a holy and divine  Gandharwa, and becoming,
Proud of my beauty and youth, when I was travelling,
Stealing the  courage  of pretty women,
And when I was pretty  and playfully walking,
I saw Ashta vakra  and made  fun of him,
And that sage  became  very angry  and cursed me,
“Let you become  a Rakshasa,”
And later when he got calmed  down,
He gave me  a blessing to end my curse.
“The real God Narayana who can grant  salvation,
In the Tretha  age would be born  to Dasaratha,
And when he  cuts away  your hands,
You would  be able   to get  rid of  this curse.”

THapasa sapam  kondu rakshasanayoru jnan,
Thapena nadannidum kalam mangoru dinam,
Sathamanyuvine panju aduthan athi rushaa,
sAthakotiyaal thalayaruthu sathamakhan,
Vajramethittum mama thannoru varathinaal.”

When I who have become a Rakshasa due  to the curse of a sage,
Was walking  with pain one day , the Devendra
One  day rushed  towards  me with anger,
And he cut off my head  with  the  Vajrayudha,
But my death did not come due to Vajrayudha,
Due  to a boon given to me  by Brahma.

Vadyanallaika moolam vruthikku Mahendranum,
Uthamangathe mama kukshiyil  aakkedinaan,
Vakthra padangal mama kukshiyalaya sesham,
Yastha  yugmavum  oru yojanayathangalai,
Vartheceedunnan  athra vruthikku sakragnayaa,
Sathwa sanchayam mama hastha madyasthamaayaal,
Vakthrena bhakshichu jnan varthichen ithra nalum,
Uthamothama , Raghyu nayaka , Dayanidhe,
Vahniyum jwalippichu dehavum dahippichal,
Pinne jnan bharya margam okkave cholleduvan.”

Due to the fact  that  I cannot be killed ,
For carrying out  my activities to live , Devendra,
Made my head  in to my stomach,
And after my head and legs   were transferred to my belly,
He also extended  my hands   to two miles distance,
For satisfying my hunger , as per orders   of Indra,
I eat whatever  food that  I get  within the reach of my hands,
Oh better than the best , Oh Lord  of Raghu clan, Oh treasure of mercy,
If you light  a fire  and burn my body in it,
I would  tell you  the method to search for your wife.”

Medhini kuzhichu athil indanangal ittu,
Vethi hothrane jwalippichathu Soumithriyum,
Thathraiva  Kabanda deham dahipicha neram,
Thaddehathil  ninnangu  uthithanai kkanayi,
Divya vigrahathodum manmadha samanamai,
Sarva bhooshana paribhooshithanai anneram,
Ramadevane pradakshinavum cheythu bhakthyaa,
Bhoomiyil sashtangamai veenudan namaskaram,
Munnuru cheythu koopi thozhuthu ninnu pinne,
Manyanaam Gandhavanum  ananda vivsanai,
Kol mayir kondu gdakakshara panikalaam,
Komala padangalal sthuthichu thudanginaan.

Lakhsmana  dug the earth,  put  fuel in it,
And lit the  fire  in it  and when body of,
Kabanda  was burnt  in it , from that body,
Rose  a divine form which was similar to god of love,
Wearing  all sorts  of ornaments  and he,
With devotion went round   Sri Rama  and
With devotion  saluted him by falling on the floor,
Three  hundred  times , saluted him again by hands ,
And that honorable  Gandarwa  became  very happy,
And started  praying  him using very pretty words.

3.21 Kabandha  Sthuthi

Prayer of Kabanda

Ninthiruvadiyude thathwam mithoruvarkkum,’
Chinthichal arinju koodavathennakilum,’
Ninthiruvadi  thanne  sthuthippan thonnedunnu,
SAnthathamandathwam kondu yenthoru maha moham,
Anthavum aadhiyum illathoru para brahmam,
Antharathmani thelinju unarnnu  vasikkanam,
Bandhavamathu  moksha prapthi yum arulanam.

Though I am  the one  who does  not know,
Your philosophy  in spite of my thinking,
I feel like  praying   your honourable self,
What a wish due to permanent  blindness?
You are the divine brahmam without beginning or end,
And  we have to realize it   in our soul and live,
The  darkness should  go away   joy should rise up,
And after detachment, you should grant me salvation.

Avyaktha mathi sookshmamaayoru bhavadroopam,
Suvyaktha  bhavena  deha dwaya  vilakshanam,
Dhyugrupam eka  manyath sakalam drusyam jadam,
Durgrahyam anathmakam aakayaal ajnanikal,
Yengine yariyunnumanasa vyathiriktham ,
Mangeedathoru paramathmanam brahmanandam.

Not clear , extremely difficult to see is your form,
And when it is seen  in a clear form different from the corpus  and micro forms,
As a form of wisdom which is one, you realise all other forms are without soul,
Since it is difficult to see  and is the not the soul,
How can  the ignorant people understand it as some thing different from mind,
And realize that  the divine joy is one which never fades

Budhyathma aabhasangalkku ulle ikyamayathu  jeevan,
Budhyadhi sakshi bhootham brahmam yennathu nonnam,
Nirvikara brahmani nikhilathmani  nithye,
NIrvishayakhye  lokam ajnana moha vasaal ,
AAropikka pettoru thaijasam sookshma deham,
Hairanyam athu  virat purushan athi sthoolam,
Bhavanaa vishayamayonnathu  yogeendraanaam,
Kevalam thathra kanaayidunnu  jagathellam.

The  soul is the mixture  of brain  and the feeling of the soul 
And the  divine power is only a witness to  the activities  of brain,
And the Brahmam without any sensations , which has  filled the entire world,
Is  thought as  the subject less  world  by the ignorant  due to illusion,
But that  insinuated   shine  of the micro body  is nothing but the Hiranya  Garbha ,
And that is   the   macro man  which   is extremely   huge,
And this  has become    the matter  of thought to the great yogis,
For   within it  any one   can see all the universe.

Bhoothamayathum  bhavyamayathum  bhavishyaythum,
Hethuna Maha ththwadhyavyatha  sthoola dehe,
Brahmanda kose viral purushe   Kanakunnu,
SAnmayamenna poale  lokangal pathinalum ,
THunganaam  virat puman aakiya   Bhagawan,
Thannangangal  allo , pathinalu lokavum noonam,
Patalam  pada moolam   parshnikal mahatalam,
Nadha  , they gulpham rasa thalavum thalathalam ,
Charu janukkalallo suthalam Raghupathe ,
OOru kandangal  thava  vimalamatalavum,
Jaghanam mahee thalam nabhi they  nabha sthalam,
Raghu nadhorasthalamayathu   suralokam,
Kanda desam they maharlokam  mennariyenam,
Thundamayathu  jana lokamennathu noonam.

Whether  it is past  , present or future,
Great sages   are able to  see it all as a part of  the macro entity ,
Of the  Brahmnda  Kosa of   the  Virat Purusha .
The fourteen worlds   are  a part of him  who is occupying    every where,
And are   the body parts of the  famous virat  Purusha  who is yourself,
The Patala  is the underneath of the feet, Mahatala are the heels,
Oh Lord your  ankle is the Rasathala, Thalathala  is your  pretty knee,
Oh Lord of Raghu clan  , Suthala  are  your thighs , Vimalamatala ,
Is the front of your hip, Mahithala  is your  navel,
The chest  of Raghu Nadha    is the  place  of devas,
Mahar loka is your neck  , please know this ,
That   the   jana loka   is your   face .

SAnkha desam   they  thapo lokam  , ingu athi meethe ,
Pankaja yoni  vasamakiya   sathyaliokam ,
Uthamangam   they  purushothama  , Jagat prabho ,
SAtha mathraka , Megha jalangl kesangalum,
SAkradhi loka palanmaar yellam   bhujangal they ,
Dikkugal  karnangalum   aswikal nasikalum,
Vakthramayathu   vahni , nethram aadhithyan thanne  ,
Chithram yethrayum manasaayathu   chandranallo ,
Bhoobhangam allo kalam  , budhi vakpathiyallo,
Kopa karanam  mahankaramayathu  Rudran,
Vakkellam chandassukal , damshtangal  yamanallo ,
Nakshtra pankthiyellam  dwija pankthikalallo ,
Hasamayathu   moha karini maha maya ,
Vasana  srushti   sthva apanga  mokshanangalallo .

Your forehead  is the Tapoloka  and above that ,
Is  the Sathyaloka   which is the residence of Brahma,
Which is your head, Oh   greatest   among men, Oh  lord of universe,
Oh Lord who is only truth ,  Your hair  is the collection of clouds,
The  guardians  of directions like  Indra  are   your arms,
Directions are your ears , Asvini kumaras are your nose,
Your mouth is the fire , Your  eyes  are  the Sun God,
And greatly wonderful , moon  is your mind,
Time  are your eye brows, goddess Saraswathi is your brain,
The reason for  anger is pride and that  is Rudra,
All your words are meters, teeth  are  Yama the  god of death,
The rows of stars  are your row of teeth,
Your  smile is the  great Maya(illusion)  that attracts ,
Creation which is your habit  is your  invitation by  the corner of the eye

Dharmam nin puro bhagam,  Adharmam prushta bhagam,
Unmesha  nimeshangal  dina rathrikal allo,
Saptha sagarangal   nin kukshi desangal allo,
 Saptha maruthanmaarum  niswasa   ganamallo,
Nadhikal yellam  thava nadikal aakunnathum,
Pruthwee darangal pol asthikalakunnathum,
Vrushadyoushadangal  they Romangal aakunnathum,
Thykshaanaam   devan thanne   hrudayamakunnathum,
Vrushtiyatyathum  thava rethassu yennariyenam,
Pushtamaam Mahipathe, kevala Jnana sakthi,
Sthoolamayulla virad Purusha roopam thava ,
Kale nithyavum dhyanikkunnavanundam mukthi,
Ninthiruvadiyozhinjilla  kinchana vasthu,
SAnthatham yee drugroopam  chinthichu vananguneen,
Yikkalam   mithil kkalum mukhyamayirippon,
Ithi kanakiya  roopameppozhum thonnedenam.

Dharma  is your  front side  and Adharma is your back side ,
Enthusiasm  and depression   are days   and nights to you,
The seven seas    are  the parts  of your abdomen,
All the rivers   are  your nerves, mountains are your bones,
Trees and medicinal  herbs  are   the hairs of your body,
Lord  Shiva    is your heart, The success is  your semen,
Oh   great king ,  the simple power  of divine wisdom,
Is   the macro form  of yours   which is called Virat Purusha,
And he who daily  meditates  you in the morning  will get salvation,
For  there  is no other  thing in the world except you,
And I always  think of this  form of yours  and salute it,
 Let the form of yours    which  is  more important ,
Than this   should always appear  before me.

 Thapasa vesham  , daravallabham   Santhakaram,
Chapeshu karam  jada valkala  vibhooshanam,
Kanane vichinwatham   janakim salakshmanam,
Manava sreshtam  Manojnam  manobhava samam,
Manase  vasippathinnalayam   chinthikkunnen,
Bhanu  vamsoth bhoothanaam   Bhagawan namo nama.

I am searching   for a place  in mind to install,
The god   who was  born    in the clan of the Sun god,
Who has  Saintly form , and is consort  of earth  , having a form of peace ,
Holding bow  in  his hands, decorated with matted hair and wooden bark,
Who searches   for Janaki   along   with Lakshmana ,
Who is  a Great human being  , sweet to the mind   and  equal to God of love,
Salutations  and salutations   to him.

SArvajnan,  Maheswaran  , easewaran , Maha devan,
Sarvan, avyayan, parameswariyodum koodi ,
Ninthiruvadiyeyum  dhyanichu kondu  kaasyaam,
Santhatham irunnu aruleedunna  mukthyargthamai,
THathraiva  mumukshukkalayulla   janangalku,
Thathwa bodartham    nithyam tharaka brahma vakyam,
Rama ramethi  kaninju upadesavum nalgi ,
Somanaam  nadhan vasicheedunnu sada kalam.

The all knowing one  , the great god , Lord Shiva , the Mahadeva,
Sarva, the  non decaying one  along with   Goddess Parvathi,
Meditating on your name    is living in Benares,
And always living there , they   daily tell   for the sake of salvation,
To  those   people   who are  interested  in salvation,
The THaraka manthra of “Rama, Rama”    so that they will know ,
The essence  Of God as a result  of that teaching ,
And   that Lord Shiva lives   there  always.

Paramathmvu  , parabrahmam ninthiruvadi,
Parameswaran aayatharinju  vazhi pole,
Moodanmaar  bhava thathwam yengine ariyunnu,
Moodi pogayaal  Maha mayaa mohandakare,
Ramabhadraya   Paramathmane  Namo nama,
Ramachandraya   Jagat sakshine  Namo nama,
Pahi mam Jagannadha , Pahi maam  Dhayanidhe  ,
Nin maha maya devi yenne   mohipiceedaika ,
Ambuja vilochana , santhatham namaskaram.

You are  the divine soul  and the greatest god,
And Lord Shiva knowing this  does this,
How can fools understand  your principle,
For it is covered  by the darkness  of great  illusion,
Salutation and salutation to great god  and Ramabhadra,
Salutation  and salutation to Ramachandra , the witness  of the world,
Please save me lord of universe , Please save me treasure of mercy,
Let   your goddess  of great illusion    does  not bewilder me ,
Oh God with lotus like eyes , My salutations  always to you.

Itham arthichu  bhakthyaa sthuthichu  Gandarvanodu ,
Uthama purushnaam  devanum arul cheythu,
“SAnthushtanaayen , Bhavan mal padam prapichalum,
Sthanam may sanathanam  yogeendra gamyam para-
Manandam prapikka nee mal prasadathaaledo,
Athraymalla punar onnu anugrahippan  Jnan,
Yistotram bhakthyaa  japicheedunna   janangalkkum ,
Mukthi sambhavicheedumilla janangalkkum,
Mukthi  sambhavicheedumilla   samsayamethum,
Bhakthanaam  ninakku   adhapathanam  mini varaa.”

To the Gandharwa  who told like this  and prayed to him,
That  God who was a  man with good qualities  told,
“By your prayer  and great devotion I  have become   happy ,
Oh great  Gandharwa, Please  attain my  world,
Which is a  primeval position where  great  yogis want to go,
And go there  with great  joy due to my   grace ,
Not only that  I also  want to bless  again,
 Those   devotees    who  are going to chant  this prayer,
That   without  any doubt they  will get salvation,
And to you my devotee, there is no downward  trend.”

Ingane  varam vangi kkondu Gandarwa sreshtan,
Mangalam  varuvaanaai  thozhuthu  cholledinaan,
“Mumbil ammaru kaanaam  mathangasramam thathra,
SAmprathi  vasikkunnu   SAbari thapawini,
Thwal padambhuja bhakthi kondetham pavithrayai ,
Yeppozhum bhavaneyum  dhyanichu vimukthayai,
Avalechennu  kandaal vruthathandam chollum
Aval  avanee  sutha thanne   labhikkum  ningalkennal .”

After getting such a boon  that  great  Gandharwa,
And after saluting told like this with aim to bring auspiciousness,
“ In front of you  in the forest   is the hermitage  of Matanga,
There   now lives   Sabari who is a  lady sage ,
And she is pure,  due to great   devotion    to your lotus feet,
And she spends all her time thinking about you and has got rid of attachments,
 If you go and see her  she will tell you  the story,
Which will  lead to the finding   of Sita  Devi.”

3.22 Sabryasrama  pravesam

Entering in to hermitage  of Sabari.
Gandarvanevam    cholli  maranjoranantharam,
Santhushtanmarayoru   Rama Lakshmananmarum,
Ghoramaam  vanathoode   mandam mandam poi chennu ,
Charutha chernna  SAbaryaramamakam pukkar,
SAmbramathodum  prathuthaya THapasi bhakthyaa ,
SAmbandhichithupadamboruha   yugathingal,
SAnthosha  poornasru  nethrangalodu  avalum,
 Anandam ulkkondu  thal padyarghya  asanadhikalale   cheythu,
Bhojanathinnu  phalamoolangal nalgeedinaal.

After  the disappearance of Gandharwa  after this talk,
Rama   and Lakshmana   were  pleased ,
Went through  the very thick horrifying forest slowly,
And  entered the very pretty hermitage  of Sabari,
That lady saint   who was a devotee got up with excitement,
And washed   both  the lotus feet  of Rama,
And with eyes   full of tears   of joy , she,
Offered seat  , water  for drinking and washing,
And gave   him fruits   and roots for his food.

Poojayum parigrahichu   anandhichirunnu ,
Rajeeva nethranmaaraam   Raja nandananmaarum,
Anneram bhkathi poondu  thozhuthu  chonnalaval,
“Dhanyai   vannen aham  innu  punya thirekaal,
Yennude   guru bhoothanmaaraya   muni janam,
Ninneyum  poojichu  anekayirathandu vaanaar,
Annu jnan avareyum  susrushichirunnithu,
Pinne poi Brahma padam prapichar  avargalum.

After accepting the worship  ,  very happily,
Those  lotus   eyed ones   who were  the sons of the king,
And they were saluted    with devotion and she told,
“Due to my past good deeds  I am indeed blessed today,
The great saints   who were   my teachers ,
Lived for  thousand years   worshipping you,
And at   that  time  I was  nursing them with care ,
And later   they reached   the world of Brahma.”

Yennodu  chonnar   avar, yethume khediyathe ,
Dhanye  , nee  vasichalum ivide  thanne  nithyam,
Pannaga sayi  paran  purushan paramathma,
Vannavatharichithu  Rakshasa  vadharthamai,
Nammeyum dharmatheyum   rakshichu kolvan ippol,
Nirmalan  chithra koodathil vannirikkunnu .
Vaneedum ividekku   Raghavan, yennal avan,
THanneyum kandu   deha thyagavum cheythaalum nee ,
Vannedum  yennal moksham ninakkum yennu noonam,”
Vannithavvannam  guru bhashitham   sathyallo.

They told me, “Do not ever  feel sorry,
Blessed one   , you continue   to live here daily,
The divine one  who sleeps on a snake  ,
The great male  , the divine   soul,
Has   taken an incarnation to  kill  the Rakshasas,
Now to take   care   of us as well  as the Dharma,
And that pure one   has come  to Chithrakoota,
That  Rama would come here  and you ,
Breath your  last after   seeing   him.
If you do so  you will also get salvation definitely .”
It has  exactly happened that way , For the words of Guru are  the truth.

Ninthiruvadiyude  varavum parthu parthu,
Ninthiruvadiyeyum   dhyanichu vasichu  jnan,
Sri Padam kandu kolvan  mal guru bhoothanmaaraam,
THapasanmarku polum   yogam vannelayallo,
Jnanamillatha   heena jathiyilulla   mooda,
 Jnan   ithinottum adhikariniyallallo.

Waiting and waiting for your arrival,
I was living here  meditating always on you,
Even for the great sages   who were  my gurus,
There was  no chance     to see  your feet and salute it.
I am  an ignorant fool , born in a  very low caste ,
And I am sure    I do not  merit  this  .

Vang mano vishayamallathoru  bhavadrupam,
Kanmaan avakasam vannathu maha  bhagyam,
Trikkalina  koopi  sthuthichukolvanum,
Yingul kamalathinnu  ariyappoga , Dhayanidhe.

Your form   is not the subject of words and mind  ,
And my  being able   to see  it is due to great luck,
Oh treasure of mercy  , this lowly  mind ,
Does not even know how to salute your holy feet.

Raghuvaran athu kettu sabariyodu chonnan,
“Aakulam koodathe  jnan paruyunnathu kel nee,
Purusha  sthree  jathinam aasramadhikal illa,
Karanam mama  bhajanathinnu   jagat traye ,
Bhakthiyonnozhinju   mathilla karanamethum,
Mukthi  vanneduvanum illamathedum onnum,
Theertha snanadhi  thapo dhana vedadhyana ,
Kshethro Upavasa   yagadhyakhila karmangalaal,
Onnininaal oruthanum kandu kittugayum illa,
Yenne , mal bhakthi yozhinju onnu kondu oru naalum.”

Hearing   that Sri Rama   told  Sabari,
“Without sorrow, please  hear what I say,
It is not  either  man or woman nor  the state  of life,
That is the reason for  praying to me  in the three  worlds,
Except for devotion , there  is no other reason for it,
And for getting salvation also there  is no other way,
Acts   such as bathing  in sacred waters, penance  , charity  or learning of Vedas
Or temples , starving  , fire sacrifices    and such acts,
Would not   make  any one able to see me,
Except devotion to me , except which there are  no methods.

Bhakthi   sadhanam  samksepichu   jnan  cholleduvan,
Uthame, kettu kolga , mukthi vanneduvaanai,
Mukhya sadhanamallo  sajjana Sangam , pinne  ,
Mal kadhalapam randam sadhanam , mooonamathum ,
Malguneranam , pinne madwacho vyakhyathythwam,
Mal kala jahacharyo upasanam anjamathum,
Punya seelathwam  yama niyamadhikalodum,
Yenne   muttathe poojikkunnullathu aaramathum,
Man manthropasathwan  ezhamathu  , ettamathum,
Mangala seele   kettu  darichu kollanam nee ,
Sarva bhoothangalilum manmathiyundakyum,
Sarvadhaa mal bhakthanmaaril paaramasthikyavum,
Sarva  bahyarthangalil vairagyam bhavikkayum,
Sarva lokathmaa  janan yennapozhu murakkayum ,
Math Thathwa vicharam kel onbadamathu  badre,
Chitha shudhikku  moolam aadhi sadanam   noonam.

I will tell you in brief    the material path of devotion,
Oh holy one , please hear , for getting salvation,
The most important thing  is company  of good people,
The second   thing  is telling and hearing   of my story,
Third one is singing of good qualities and the   fourth ,
In interpretation of my words , the fifth  one is,
Serving  the great  teachers who are  born out of me,
The sixth one is doing good deeds  and  worshipping ,
Me without break following   all rituals and methods,
Seventh is practicing my chant  and eighth,
Oh lady of auspicious character , you have to hear  and understand,
Is to see  me  in everything and  having great respect  to my devotees,
And also detachment  and understanding  that all souls  are myself,
 And ninth  is  thinking   about my  philosophy  oh lady,’
And  basis of having a pure mind is the faith in primeval god.

Ukthamayithu  bhakthi sadanam , nava vidham,
Uthame, Bhakthi nithyam arkullu , vicharichaal,
Tiryoga  nijangalkennakilum , moodamaaram,
Narikalkennakilum ,purushan yennakilum,
Prema lakshanamaya    bhakthi sambhavikkumbol,
Vamalochane, mama  thahwanubhoothiyundaam,
THathwanubhava   sidhanaayaal  mukthiyum varum,
Thathra janmanimanushyannu uthamam  thapodhane  ,
AAkayyal mokshathinnu karanam  bhathi thanne,
Bhagawathadye , Bhagawal priye , muni priye .

This is the proper methods of devotion, nine in number
Oh good one  , If we think who has   devotion daily,
Whether  it is for birds and animals   or  foolish,
Ladies   or men , when  the real devotion comes to them,
Oh Lady ,  they would start understanding  my philosophy,
And once  they become an expert  in this  , they will get salvation,
Oh great lady of penance , among  these man  is blessed ,
And so   the  reason  for   salvation is definitely  devotion,
Oh  Devoted lady  who is dear to the  gods and sages.

Bhakthi yundaka kondu  kanai vannithu  thava ,
Mukthiyum  , aduthithu  ninakku  thapodhane ,
Janaki maargam arinjeedil nee  parayanam,
Kena vaa neethaa  Sita  mal Priya  manohari?
Raghava vakyam evam kettoru  SAbariyum,
AAkulam akalumaru  ura cheythaal,
“SArvavum arinjirikkunna nin thiruvadi,
SArvagnan aanengilum lokanusaranatham,
Chodhicha moolam paranjeeduvan. Sita devi,
Khedichu Lankapuri thannil  vazhunnu noonam,
Kondu poyathu Dasa kandan yennarinjalum,
Kandithu  divya drusyaa thandalar  magale jnan,
MUmbil ammaru kuranjonnu  thekkottu chennal,
Pambayaam sarassine kaanaam , thal puro bhage  ,
Pasya parvatha varam rusya mukhakyam , thathra ,
Vasichirikkunnu  sugreevan kapi sreshtan,
Nalu manthrikalodum  koode marthandathmajan,
Baliye pedichu sankethamai anu dinam,
Balikku muni sapam pedichu chennu koodaa,
Palanam cheyka bhavan avane   vazhipole.

Due to your devotion you were able to see me ,
And oh lady sage  ,  your salvation  also is very near ,
If you know   , the path  that  Sita has taken, please tell me,
Who has  taken  the very pretty  Sita  who is dear to me  ?
Sabari after   hearing the words   of Rama,.
Told as follows so that  their worry would  be lessened,
“Your glorious self   knows    everything  as you are know all,
And in spite of that  for satisfying the   world  you are asking me ,
Since you have asked  , I have to tell.
Sita  is living     with great   sorrow  in Lanka ,
And please know that  she has  been taken there  by the ten necked one,
And I have seen   the daughter of the lotus by my divine sight ,
Suppose   you travel to some distance slightly to the south,
You would   be able to see  the Pamba lake  and in front of it,
 You would be able to see  the Rishya mooka mountains,
And there lives a monkey noble  called  Sugreeva,
Along  with his  four ministers. He is the son of  the Sun,
And  he is living there  being scared   of  Bali,
For  Bali cannot go there  being afraid of a sage’s curse,
As time progresses   , you please  kill him.

SAkhyavum cheythu kolga, Sugrevan  thannodennal,
Dukhangalellm theernnu   karyavum sadhicheedum,
Yengil jnan  agni pravesam cheythu  bhaval pada-
Pankajathodu  chernnu kolluvaan thudangunnu,
Parkkenam muhurtha mathram bhavan athraiva may,
Theerkkenam maya krutha  bandhanam , Dhayanidhe,”
Bhakthi  poondu itham ukthwaa   deha thyagavum cheythu,
Mukthoyum  sidhichithu  sabarikkathu kalam.

You enter  into a treaty   with  Sugreeva , and if you  do,
All your sorrows will get over   and your job will succeed.
And so let me enter  in to   the fire and merge  with,
Your lotus like feet and this is beginning,
Please   wait for a little time  and by that time,
I have     to cut off this tie which is an illusion, Oh treasure of mercy,
And saying like this  with devotion, she gave up her body,
And at that  time  Sabari got   salvation.

Bhaktha vathsalan   prasadikkil  innavarkennilla ,
Yethidum  mukthi   neecha   jathikalkennakilum,
Pushkara  nethran   prasadikkilo   janthukkalkku,
Dushakara mayittu  onnu millennu darkkenam,
Sri Rama bhakthi thanne  mukthiye sidhippikkum,
Sri Rama Padambujam  sevichu kolga nithyam,
Ororo   mantha thathra   dhyana karmadhikalum,
Doore santhyajichu  than guru  nadhaopadesaal,
Sri Ramachandran  thanne dyanichu kolga nithyam ,
Sri Rama manthram japicheeduka sada  kalam,
Sri Ramachandra kadha   kelkkayum   chollugayum,
Sri Ramabhakthanmaare poojichu kollugayum,
Sri Rama mayam jagat sarvam  mennurakkumbol,
Sri Ramachandran  thannodu ikyavum prapichidaam,
Rama Ramethi   japicheeduka   sada  kalam,
BHamini, bhadre ,Parameswari , padmekshane.

If that  God who loves his devotes showers his grace ,
Salvation would reach every one , though they belong to a low caste  .
If the lotus eyed one  is happy  with any being,
 There  is nothing which is difficult   to achieve for them,
Salvation can be got through devotion to Rama,
Daily serve the holy lotus  like feet of Rama,
Throw away the rituals using mantra, tantra  and dhyana,
And following the teaching of the Guru  daily ,
Meditate  on Rama and always chant the name of Rama,
Hear and tell the stories   of  Rama ,
Worship   the devotees of Rama ,
And when we know that  all over the world  only Rama  is there,
You can   get merged    with Rama,
So always   chant “Rama, Rama”,
Oh pretty woman, oh gentle lady , Oh Parvathi , oh lotus eyed one.

Ithameeswaran  parameswariyodu  Rama-
Bhadra   vruthantham arul cheythathu  ketta   neram,
Bhakthi kondetham paravasayai Sri Ramangal,
Chithvum urappichu , layichu , Rudraniyum,
Painkili paithal thanum  paramanandam poondu,
Sankara , jayicharul yeniru nnarulinaal.

Like this when Lord Shiva   told the story of Rama ,
To Parvathi , Parvathi  became completely  ruled by devotion to Rama,
And fixed her mind there  and merged with the devotion,
And the parrot also   became   greatly joyous ,
And told , “Let there  be victory to lord Shiva,”

Ithi Adhyathma Ramayane  Uma Maheswara samvadhe ,
                       Aaranya Kandam samaptham.

Thus ends  the chapter on forests    which occurs amidst,
The discussion between Shiva and Parvathi ,
Which occurs   in Adyathma   Ramayana.














2 comments:

  1. Sir, the section 3.11 to 3.15 is missing here. Could you please update the post. Thank you.

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  2. Dear Ajesh ,
    Thanks to you . I have corrected the error. If you notice any other mistakes please do write to me at ramya475@hotmail.com

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