Kamba Ramayanam -Bala Kandam Padalam 11-14
This portion starts with the introduction of Rama and Lakshmana along with their family particulars by sage Viswamithra to king Janaka and ends with departure of Dasaratha along with his people to attend the marriage of Rama.
11. Kula murai kilathu Padalam
(The chapter on narration about family of Rama.)
(in this chapter sage Viswamithra introduces Rama to king Janaka along with particulars of his clan. He also tells him how Rama and Lakshmana killed Thadaga , protected his fire sacrifice and later brought back Ahalya to life. SAge Viswamithra does not mention about the names of the ancestors of Rama but only their well known deeds, In Valmiki Ramayana , the family of Rama is introduced to king Janaka by sage Vasishta , when he comes to attend the marriage of Rama. He lists out the names of his ancestors. )
637. Who in this world does not Manu who is the first in the clan of the Sun?
Even the great king who for the sake of avoiding the sorrow of all beings from hunger,
Who did the great deed of using his well formed bow milked the earth , also belongs to his clan.
638.Oh king Janaka in whose crown all the nine types of gems are well set,
The one who for the sake of destroying sickness and removing evil acts which cause it,
Did penance for several years addressed to Brahma who was born out of a lotus,
And due to his blessing brought the statue of the lustrous Lord Vishnu,
Sleeping on the bed of the great snake , so that people like me can see him ,
Along with the stage(rangam) * also is from his clan and,
Those who do not know it do not know anything.
*(This lord was shifted to Sri Rangam table later /not mentioned by Vamiki) )
639.When Indra begged him and told him about his great problem of ,
An asura whom he is not able to defeat and requested to kill all those asuras.
And reconquer the land of devas and give it to him , agreeing to that,
And after giving him a boon , and immediately went there ,
Holding a great bow and fought with those asuras is the king ,
Puranjaya who was carried by Indra taking a form a form of the bull,
Again belongs to his great clan and he was known as Kakustha,
640. I am incapable of telling the greatness of all kings
Belonging to that great king’s clan,
For one of the kings of the clan helped in churning the ocean of milk
Using Mandra mountain and gave nectar,
So that the devas do not get old, their body does not age and also they do not die.
641. Oh king , who puts his spear in the spear sheath after doing war,
The ancestors of these two sent their shining wheel of rule without any blocks,
Were ruling all the three worlds , Who had unimaginable qualities like mercy
And were innumerable in number and one of them ruled the world,
In such a way that male tigers and female deer were drinking water from same ghat.
642.Oh King whose feet are saluted by very many victorious kings ,
Once upon a time when devas and Rakshasas were engaged in a battle,
One of their ancestors , who was crowned as per the tenets of Vedas ,
Along with his gem studded crown garlands shinning swords and hand held bows and arrows,
Alone wandered like the God of Dharma in to the land of devas and protected Amarapathi.(capital of devas)
643.Oh king who holds a long spear which is like streak of lightning ,
Who can afford to praise The kings of these clan who wore the golden anklet of great valour,
Were the soul for all the good souls of the world , ruled this great world,
For one of the kings of clan gave his flesh , to save the soul of a soft soul.
644.Oh king who has a long spear that has pierced the body of his enemies,
The kings of their clan sorrowing because the Aswamedha horse was missing ,
Rolled with their feet huge mountains like they were coconuts and made this world,
In to , ups and downs and dug the sea which was full of salt water .
Is it necessary to add any more to bring out the greatness of this clan.
645.”Oh king with a lustrous spear to which the flesh of enemies are attached,
If Adhisesha would be unable to describe their greatness , is it easy for me to do it?
The one who brought the river with holy water making it flow through ,
The head of Lord Shiva who wears Ixora flowers to the earth also is from their clan.
646.Oh king who has a royal white umbrella similar to moon without rabbit patch,
One of the kings born in their clan , made the entire earth surrounded by the sea,
Like a gooseberry of his hand and conducted hundred incomparable Aswamedhas,
According to Vedic rules and created problem for the great king of Devas.
647.The clan of these boys , had a king who defeated the moon God,
Another who defeated Rudra , another with harsh arrows killed Dundhu,
And another king of the clan called Ragu with his very firm bow,
Won over Indra and defeated all the kings of the eight directions.
648.The King Aja who belonged to their clan using his Mandara like bow,
Churned the ocean of his army and made Indumathi who had a smile,
Which was like pearls and who was like Goddess Lakshmi ,
An ornament to his chest which was black like that of God Vishnu .
As also his big shoulders which appeared as personification of wrestling.
649.”Oh king who has a door of his palace where several music instruments played ,
There is no body in this world who do not know Dasaratha the son of king Aja.
These greatness of sons who were born to him cannot be properly described by Lord Brahma,
Still I would try to narrate it to you , the limited knowledge that I have.
650.The Dasaratha who is like the wheel of God Vishnu using which ,
He made people of all the world live properly , like victory of Sun over snow,
Won victory over his enemies , Who never liked the help of any others,
Who wore Dharma as his armour and who was the follower of rules of Justice,
Formulated by the great Manu , was sad because he did not have sons.
651.He decided to see the help of Rishya Sringa Who followed ,
The prostitutes with forehead like a bent bow , Red mouth like that of,
The child which resembled a red fruit , long black eye, large hips,
Which are sold for money and waist which is like a streak of lightning,
Thinking they are animals with their breasts as horns and reached,
The town of Roma pada and helped him to solve his problem.
652.After saluting he told the sage “ Possibly due to lack of my penance ,
Sons who wear garland and have a scented hair ,were,
Not conceived in the gem like belly of my queens ,
Who were tying their breasts by cloth and so ,
Please get me sons who will look after
The earth surrounded by the sea , which was protected by me.”
653. Hearing that , that sage with mind filled with joy told ,
“I would give you young boys who would not only rule this earth,
But also look after all the three worlds .So now make ,
Arrangement to bring all materials to conduct a fire sacrifice,
In which the offerings we give are eaten by the devas.”
654.Accordingly the king speedily arranged to assemble.
All the things that were needed to conduct a Yaga for getting sons.
That one who does great penance completed that Yaga.
From that sacrificial fire the king of group of ghosts,
Emerged carrying nectar like white sweet rice,
Kept on a golden plate which was studded with gems.
655.That sage who had understood the meaning of Vedas,
Gave the nectar like sweet food kept in a vessel of gold
To Dasaratha who was equal to him in good character ,
Who made in to four parts and gave it to his three queens,
All of whom had pretty foreheads , according to their seniority.
656.The queen called Kausalya gave birth to this sea of black,
Who had red mouth , wearing big bangles and prettiness which cannot be painted,
Who was born to destroy the evils that have spread all over the world,
And to protect the limitless Dharmas mentioned in the great Vedas.
657.The daughter of the king of Kekaya gave birth to Bharatha,
Who had unsullied character ,prettiness and nature of charity,
Who was like a sea which can be mentioned as a great pit,
In Which the waters of unstoppable great rivers enter,
And who was very similar to this great one sitting here .
658,The third queen who was junior to these two queens gave birth to,
To two children who had great strength , who scared the very strong,
Rakshasas who were bent upon spoiling Dharma,
And who when they are armed with a bow , looked like ,
The red golden mountain Meru and silvery tall mountain Kailasa facing each other.
659.Those four sons who were like the four Vedas, were greater than,
Goddess Saraswathi in the great and mature knowledge,
Who were served like defeated kings by the Dhanurveda , the science of archery
Grew up like the sea with tides at the break of the rise,
Of the greatly lustrous full moon which was round in shape.
660.Oh king who has a very long spear which is kept in its case,
Dasaratha who was saluted by kings who brought tributes to these sons,
Whose feet was decorated by the dense anklets of a great hero,
And who was having the nature of great patience ,
Put the sacred threads for them and made them study Vedas,
By sage Vasishta who was really the one who brought them up.
661.With a desire of getting killed the Rakshasas , who speedily,
Created problems for carrying out my fire sacrifices , by them,
I brought these sons of Dasaratha who were wearing heroic anklets,
Which were as soft as a flower and entered the forest,
And even before we entered the forest A Rakshasi called Thadaga,
Who cannot be opposed by others made her appearance .
662.Oh king This masculine Rama who has the form of black waves of the sea,
Has a very tall grown shoulders , and so please examine his strength carefully,
One of the arrows pierced the chest of Thadaga who has eyes like raging fire,
And later pierced a mountain and several trees and also the earth.
663.The heads of Rakshasas having fire like hair which has the colour of the reddish sky
Went on falling endlessly making a huge mountain and there ,
One of the sons of the Rakshasi went to heaven as soon as he was hit by Rama’s arrow,
And the place where the other son was thrown is not known to me,
And after completing my fire sacrifice in a complete manner , I came here.
664. Oh king, Please understand the greatness of Rama which even Brahma does not know ,
I who presented him due to the great penance that I did,
Great weapons which are capable of burning all the worlds, sea and mountains
And am shivering before him and standing here obeying his orders.
665.He is the one who gave the former form to the wife of the wife of Gowthama ,
By using the dust of his feet wearing golden anklet and which is like unfading lotus flower,
And I have more love towards this Rama of back colour , even more than my soul,
And he concluded, “ This is an account about Rama and the great strength of his shoulders.
(The chapter of the bow.)
( The bow is brought by the servants of the king. Sixty thousand of them lifted the bow by placing wooden logs in between them. In Valmiki Ramayanam five hundred people drag it by keeping it in an iron cart. Guru Sadananda told them the story of that bow as well as that of Sita.Under the orders of sage Viswamithra Rama breaks that bow,. King Janaka, all devas, and all people of Mithila became happy and celebrate the event. One of the friends of Sita goes and informs this to the love sick Sita. After listening , Sita concludes that it is Rama himself. As per the advice of Viswamithra , Janaka sends emissaries along with marriage proposal.)
666.”What can I tell against your words, I am greatly upset because,
I had kept this illusory bow as the condition of marriage of my daughter ,
And because of the condition my wish has not so far been fulfilled ,
And suppose this lad who has all good characters,
Is able to shoot an arrow out of this great bow,
He would be helping me to get out of my sea of sorrow,
And my daughter also would realize the result of her penance.”
667.Then seeing his assistants who were standing before him, he said,
“Bring that mountain like great bow here” and those four people saluted him, Said “yes”,
Ran quickly and went to the place where the bow decorated with gold was kept.
668.Sixty thousand of his people who had a body like a strong elephant,
Who had mountain like shoulders which were covered by hair,
After keeping pillar like stays in several places in between the bow,
Carried it on those pillars which they kept on their shoulders.
669. The earth where the bow was kept got her much needed rest,
And the Meru mountain which has grown very tall became very shy on seeing it,
And the people who have spread like an ocean , seeing the bow coming,
Felt that there would not be any more space for them.
670.Some people told, “Except Lord Vishnu holding the conch and the wheel,
Who had red hands and who was like a he lion , no one else can lift it,
And suppose he cannot who is there in this world , who can even dare to touch it ,
And if today this lad bends this bow , Sita’s marriage would live well.”
671. They further said,” Calling it a bow is a word of deceit, for this is like Golden Meru,
“ Even Brahma who is supposed to have made it has not touched it with his hand,
But had made it using his great penance.” Some people there told,
“WE do not know who in the early times was able to pull its string?”
672.Some where doubting whether it was made by using the tall Meru mountain,
And some others told, “No it was made using Mandhara mountain after ,
The long pretty ocean was churned.” And some others said,
“It is indeed the king of serpents who had great luster and some said,
Perhaps the bow Of Indra might have slipped from sky and has fallen down.”
Perhaps the bow Of Indra might have slipped from sky and has fallen down.”
673.Some said, “Why did this king ordered this bow to be brought?”
“Are there any foolish people like this king who wants to bend that bow”
“Possibly by some good deed done in earlier life , he may be able to do it”,
And some said,” Has the maid Sita ever seen this bow?”
674.Some said, “What would be the aim of the arrow kept in this bow?”,
“Janaka has kept this bow only for the good of his daughter Sita”,
“Would the God Vishnu be able to bend this arrow?”
And some said, “This is the play of fate” and became sad.
675.When the people of Mithila who had assembled were talking like this,
The servants of the king who brought it kept in the bow on earth, making the back of earth bend,
And all those kings who saw it were telling, “who is going to bend this bow?”
And being scared even to touch the bow started shivering.
676.Janaka seeing Rama who was like an elephant calf and his beauty,
And seeing that bow which was giving him pain and again thought of his daughter,
And when he was getting worried whether Sita would ever get marired,
Sadananda the son of Gautama started telling.
677. That Shiva who bent the mountain Meru as a bow ,
Because “Daksha had insulted Uma who was by his side”,
Due the ebbing anger which was not having patience ,
Took this bow and reached the place of Yaga of Dhaksha.
678.Some of those devas who had come there started running greatly tired,
And entered and hid in places where the devas will never hide,
The fire in the fire sacrifice was put out and Shiva also lost his anger.
679,. Lord Shiva seeing that all the devas were shivering ,
And knowing well that their life span was very long,
Gave that great bow to a king born in the clan of Janaka,
Who used to cultivate his country using his sword.
680.” I Should tell about the greatness of this bow now?
Except for sages who are equal to Lord Shiva , no body can do it.
Also please hear the story of the daughter of Janaka ,
Who has hips like the storey of the chariot.
681.For performing the yagna , on the hump of a bull with steel like two horns,
A beam which was shining like crystal was fixed and to which was tied,
A golden plough embedded with several gem was tied to it ,
And this was dragged several times on the fertile field over several channels.
682. While ploughing on the face of the plough , like a shining sun,
There appeared a form which appeared to be that of goddess earth,
A child whom even Goddess Lakshmi who was born with nectar from ocean of milk,
Would move to one side and salute and who appeared to be the queen of all girls.
683.How can I tell about the good natures of this girl for all those good natures,
Are quarrelling with each other to become one with that girl who was like a flower branch.
What about her beauty? After this girl with big ear globes appeared ,
All other girls lost their beauty like the rivers losing their holiness,
When the river called Ganges came down from the sky to this earth.
684.”Oh lord who knows everything , due to their mastery in arts like archery ,
And their fate lying on different directions , all devas were attracted by Goddess Lakshmi ,
This Lakshmi like girl all the kings of earth loved and this happening,
Cannot be found in any other case on this earth.”
685,All kings who were having huge army of elephants with trunk and are in rut,
Along with their ocean like army , making sound like a torrential sea,
Came requesting for her hand in marriage and we told them that ,
Only a person who can bend the bow ,of lord Shiva who wore,
The tiger skin and elephant hide as dress , by his own strength,
Would be suitable to marry this pretty maid in a firm manner.
686.”Oh saint who protects the world using the bow of words,
Those kings who were not able to bend this great bow,
Who were not even capable of bending the sugarcane bow of God of love ,
Since they loved this black haired beauty who came with,
The huge bow of Shiva which was like a mountain,
Called us and started waging war against us.
687.The big army of our great king due to unremitting war,
Started reducing like the wealth which reduces only just kings.
And the army of those kings who loved this girl,
Whose curled hair was surrounded by the humming of bees,
Went on increasing just like the desires of those kings.
688.Those devas who wear shining crowns seeing that this king,
With strong and pretty shoulders was thinning down,
In the battles to protect the bow of the God who has bull as steed,
Took mercy on him and helped him by giving the four segments of the army,
And the kings went away like a crow getting scared of an owl.
689. From that day till to date no body has gone near this bow,
And the kings with chariots who went to hiding , also did not come back,
And we were all thinking that Sita would never get married,
And so if This Rama is able to pull the string of this bow it would be good,
Because the beauty of Sita who decorates her hair with flowers would not be wasted.
690. After keenly hearing all that was told by sage Sadananda ,
The learned sage after deep thought shook his pretty matted hair ,
And saw the face of Rama who was like a bull ready to fight ,
And that hero who was like a picture understanding the sign
Shown by the great sage , saw that great bow with interest.
691.He stood up the like the rising flash of fire from the sacred fire,
When all the ghee is together poured in to it as oblation,
And went towards the bow and the devas shouted, “The bow is broken”,
And words of blessings were told by sages who had won ,
Over their three enemies Passion , jealousy and anger.
692.The one sent by the ancient sage who has undertaken great penances,
Before he broke that great bow , the God of love shot his arrows.
At the minds of ladies with pretty ornaments ,
And they all became a victim the love bow of his.
693.Some ladies told, The feet of the great bow we are seeing is strong,
And some told that if the red and pretty hand of the shy Sita,
Is not caught by the long hand with red palm of this lad,
Sita with a shining forehead would not have any further life.
694. Some ladies with folded hands in salutation said,
If this lad who is like an elephant calf is not able to bend ,
This bow bringing tears of joy in to our eyes ,
The Sita with musk scented hair and also ourselves,
Would jump and drown in the burning fire.
695.If the charitable king indeed wanted to become happy by this marriage,
He would have told this Rama to get married to Sita and not ,
Put this bow of the Shiva who carries Ganges before him,
And ask him to bend and send an arrow, as it is foolish.
697. When all the ladies were talking like this within them selves,
With the good blessings of great sages and creating joy,
Among all in the world of devas Rama who was like a big bull,
Making the golden mountain Meru and the elephants ashamed,
Walked and reached the place where the bow was kept.
698.He lifted that huge bow of Shiva which resembled a golden mountain,
Like a garland of flowers meant for wearing it To Sita ,
Who was like a difficult to search gem and ,
Was wearing golden bangles as well as armlets.
699.All those who had stopped blinking of their eyes,
So that they could see all the happenings, saw,
Rama planting his feet on the lower end of the bow,
And tying the string on the other end but,
Due to the speed of the action they could only see,
That he took it by his hand but they also heard it break.
700. The devas and Lord Brahma who was born in a lotus,
Thinking that great universe has broken and getting worried,
As to with whom they will surrender and seek protection,
If this is the case of the world of devas, what can be told about earth?
And the snake which carries the universe on his head and ,
Was lying like a root to the world got greatly scared.
701. The devas concluding that The victory and the fearful spear of Janaka,
Has been helped by the good deeds he did in last birth only today,
Showered flowers, The clouds showered Gold and all the great oceans,
Sprinkled various types of gems and made huge applauding sound,
And all great sages chanted words of blessing to the king.
702. White conches , horns and several other musical instruments blared in the city,
People were giving flower garlands , ornaments , sandal paste , scented powders ,
Scented oils , the pearl from the sea , gold , gems and fine cloth to each other,
And like the ocean was making huge sound like in season , and sound reverberated.
703. Ladies with spear like eyes and rising moon at night danced like peacocks ,
Dancing when they see dark clouds With playing of Veena(yaazh) like dripping of honey,
Decorated with smile , ear studs and were spreading light every where.
704.Like one drunk with toddy that spoils the brain, the black eyed damsels,
With red shot eyes hugged their husbands so that the love tiff is removed,
Like the white clouds drinking water from the sea with large waves ,
The poor people went on taking away the wealth of their king.
705.Drinking the sweet music of dancers , nectar like songs of ladies,
The song of Panars (minstrel musicians) singing religious songs to accompaniment of Yaazh,
Which appeared as if they were extracting honey from such songs,
The songs of various tunes using the flute , using their ears ,
Devas stood there with benumbed bodies like statues.
706.The ladies of the world of devas who had come down to see the strength of Rama,
During the breaking of the bow , came down from the sky and by acion and form,
Danced with damsels of earth and not able to find out the difference hugged them,
But seeing their long black eyes wearing Kajal blinking ,
They understood that they were not Deva damsels and stood perplexed.
707. Some of them said ,”son of Dasaratha “ Some said , “Lotus eyed lad”,
Some said his colour is black like cloud, some said it resembled Black kamyapoo flowers,
Same said, “He is not human being”, Some said , He is Lord Vishnu of the sea where fishes live,”
And some of them were saying :”this world is in stupor.”
708.Some said ,”to see the beauty of Rama , Sita should have thousand eyes,”
Some said, “since every time we see the flower branch like sita , we see a new prettiness,
It is Rama who needs the thousand eyes” some said , “see his brother , the world is lucky,”
And some others , “let us all salute Viswamithra who brought these lads to this city.”
709. When things like these were happening in the court , we will start telling about ,
What happened in the” maiden house” to Sita who spent the night along with the moon,
And afterwards with the desire to see that lad again , who was little energized ,
Though her soul had undergone torture ,and who had very thin waist and very huge breasts,
Black eyes with reddish tinge and who was Wearing golden bangles .
710. Sita with a soul which was swinging between life and death like a swing,
Got up from the flower bed , which was the reason for melting of her body,
With friends who were wearing ornaments made of pure gold surrounding her,
She went and reached the banks of lake which was crowded with faultless lotus flowers,
Where in a room built by crystal , and laid down in a pretty bed of flowers ,
Which was cooled by moon stones as well as sprinkling of cold water.
711.Oh lotus plants which has cool pleasant scent ,
Understanding that a girl is suffering due to parting with her lover ,
And exhibiting your greatness , you showed his colour by your leaves ,
And I was little consoled and you also showed the colour of his eyes,
Which stole my colour resembling young leaves using your flowers,
But why did you retreat without giving him to me.
712. I saw him with bow like Meru mountain tied with a string like Adhi sesha,
With his hands caressing that string , with mountain like shoulders ,
With the quiver tied in between the arrows , With wave of sacred thread like lustrous moon light,
And with a chest covered by flower garland . If I am able to see him once more ,
I would definitely be able to see my soul once again.
713.With a face like moon who is in the sky , with a hair braid ,
Which is roved about by bees wanting to drink honey from flower garland,
That cloud which was wearing a very long bow using its two eyes,
Drank and drank my soul , It is true that the cloud is there ,
Within me now and not only that will be there always.
714.When that cruel God of love with his long victorious bow ,
Using his cruel arrows has attacked my soul like ,
The fire attacking the cotton and wounded my mind,
And when confusion and sorrow mixes in my mind,
He did not come near me to tell ,”do not be scared “
And offer me protection. What type of masculinity is his ?
715.Oh breasts of mine which do not thin down,
Since you are growing out and out,
What great thing are you going to achieve.
Like a moon who is not able to appear in the sky,
Would the way open for me to tightly hug the chest of him,
Who has a shining face , who holds a bow which is difficult to bend ,
In his hand . Please tell me the various penances that I should do for that.”
716.”That God of love after wandering in my mind and hit an arrow,
On my breasts where the sickness of mind primarily rises, like pouring poison on it,
But The moon which appeared before me yesterday is not moon,
Because it did not have stain on it , and where did that moon come from?”
717.”oh my mind, that god of love came near me making my mind boil,
And send a poisoned arrow and due to the pain it caused ,
My soul did not stay there and without getting destroyed ,
Came out from there and surrendered at the feet of that lad,
Who was like a big black elephant from whom the warm water of rut flows out,
And followed him .I do not understand how my soul came back?’
718. “Similar to the cloud that was formed in the sky coming down on earth,
That Lord with the sacred thread that he wore on his chest came before me,
And though he does not go away from my mind , I am not able to recognize him,
Even though he is visible before my eyes, why am I not able to recognize him?”
719” .Like those fools from whose hands the pot of gold containing nectar slipped,
Though it was born in the milky ocean and became available to them by their good deeds,
I did not hug tightly the shoulders of the lord which appeared before me ,
And why am I lamenting like this after losing the chance at that time?”
720.When Sita , near whose breasts the golden coloured love scar appeared ,
With a very sorry heart was piteously weeping and getting drowned in sorrow ,
We will now tell the news brought by one of her friends , who had a cool mind,
And who had moon like face with kajal tainted eyes , who happened to witness ,
The breaking of the mountain like bow by Rama personally .
721.That Neela Maa who had eyes like a blue lotus in a very big lake,
Shining like with many more colours than the rain bow since she was wearing ,
Due to wearing several necklaces and ear globes in both her ears,
Came running with her braided hair with flowers and dress slipping down.
722.AS soon as she came she did not salute the feet of Sita but shouted,
With great joy , danced and sang songs and seeing her Sita told,
“please tell me the reason for the joy of your mind and happenings that caused it”,
And then friend immediately saluted Sita and started telling.
723. A son of Dasaratha who has ocean like collection of elephants,
Horses and Chariots , Who is great in wisdom and who has long hands,
Which shower his riches like clouds shower rain and,
Who rules over his kingdom with all the earth praising him,
Is there who is more pretty than God of love ,
Who puts the entire world in to trance by his arrows.
724. That lad who has strong shoulders like Maramara trees,
And who raises a doubt in our mind whether he is Lord Vishnu,
Who sleeps on a serpent and who is named as Rama,
Along with his younger brother and a sage,
Whose fame cannot be measured has reached our town.
725. That one who has shoulders wearing shoulder rings,
Had came here to see the divine bow of Lord shiva ,
And as per the orders of the king he had bent that bow,
And tied the string easily making the land of devas shiver.
726.Within a second by stepping on one end of the bow,
Possibly with a feeling that it is but a very old bow,
He bent by the strength of his shoulders and then,
Devas praised him , Flowers were showered from the sky,
And that bow broke and fell , making the people of king’s council shiver.
727.Hearing that he was like a cloud and came with a great sage ,
And also that he was lotus eyed and as strong as Vishnu .
Sita decided, “It is him”, and her suspicion was cleared ,
And with her hip enlarging her waist belt shook.
728. People who used to tell that she does not have any waist,
Would be now saying that she indeed has a waist,
With her breasts enlarging she was breathing deeply ,
And decided in her mind that he is that person,
And if he is not I would certainly embrace death.
729.With emotion of love increasing she felt little feeble ,
And Janaka hearing the sound of breaking of the bow,
Created by Brahma who lives in a lotus flower with fresh leaves,
Became extremely happy and started telling sage Viswamithra,
730.Oh great one , is it your desire that the ritual of marriage ,
Of this lad who looks like your son be celebrated today itself?
Or do you desire that we should call to this city the king Dasaratha,
Who wears heroes armlets an huge army along with sound raised by drums,
And celebrate the marriage ?Please think well and tell me.
731.When Janaka who isan expert in wrestling told these words ,
And when the sage said that it would me more proper for Dasaratha to reach there,
Janaka with matchless joy gave a letter and told his messengers,
To inform about all happenings there and sent them away swiftly.
Chapter on departure.
(Another 5 chapters describe how Dasaratha departed from his city along with his wifves, teacher , army and men ans women. This entire aspect is covered by Valmiki using very few slokas .Another important difference is that none of the ladies of Ayodhya including the queens attend the wedding of Rama. No women from the family of Janaka also allow d the wedding. Similar system is followed even today in some sections of North India. Possibly Kamban wanted to follow the custom of South India.)
732.Those messengers who travelled fast went with the speed of wind,
And reached the city of Ayodhya where drums were playing like thunder,
And reached the main door of the king where the small kings with knocking crowns,
Were crowding,, since they did not get space to salute the feet of the king.
733.After getting the grace of the king they entered inside ,
And as per rule reached in his front and after saluting the feet of the king,
And also praised the king and told, “oh king ,
This is what has happened after your sons left with sage Viswamithra,”
734.After telling about Rama ‘s valorous deeds they showed.
The king the note requesting marriage and then told,
“Oh king without endless fame , this is a letter given by king Janaka .
Another learned official of the court who was supposed to read notes and letters,
Received the note with joy and Dasarathha who was wearing ,
Changing clanging heroic armlets told him, “You may read.”
735.When he heard what Janaka wrote about the proficiency in use of bow,
By his eldest son in that note on palm leaf , his diamond like shoulders ,
Increased in size with great joy and the armlets that he was wearing started crying.
736.That king who had victorious spear in his hand ,with great surprise told,
That he heard in Ayodhya the great sound raised by the breaking of the huge bow ,
Which was used to win over the seven worlds after destroying Yagna by Daksha,
By Lord Shiva who had a very long matted hair and who had axe as a weapon.
737.Dasaratha who was having stout shoulders resembling the mountain,
After telling suitable reply and telling “Let those messengers ,
Who were wearing heroic armlets close by receive it”,
And went on giving them golden ornaments and cloths.
738.Dasaratha ordered , “ Let Valluvai(Official announcer)
Play drums which are kept on elephants and announce”,
“Let our army as well as princes go in front towards Mithila,
Where Rama who looks likes the God of love ,
Who was born to good acts of forefathers belonging to clan of Sun is there.”
739.Like Jambavan announced the news of the reddish eyed Lord Vishnu ,
Who has hair decorated by Thulasi leaves which used to shower honey ,
As per his nature measured all the world by two of his steps,
The Announcer(valluvan) of the ocean like army ,
Went round all places and announced the news.
740.The army of the king who walked like a bull,
Making it appear that there is no space left in this world
Rose like the sea at the deluge with great wind,
And marched imprinting its feet everywhere.
741.Making it appear that the entire earth is but a small place ,
The densely marching chariots in which kings rode,
Looked like Sun, similar to the Sun embossed on them
And the elephants with decorations of their head
Made by pearls which were rays of the Sun ,
And also like the clouds having rain bows.
742.The white decorative umbrellas being held in between the army,
Looked like innumerable swans flying on the sky spreading their wings ,
And the crowd of decorative flags which were held up
Appeared as if they were falling from sky whose skin is removed.
743.The waving flags on the elephants whose water of rut,
Was flowing down to the holes in the trunk belonging to the army ,
Which was making people say “This indeed is the sea.” ,
And flags which were like clouds which appeared,
And flags which were like clouds which appeared,
As if they were coming down to drink water of the sea.
744. The ornaments worn by people reflected the early sun’s rays,
Which hits the umbrellas made of peacock feathers , which without leaving a shadow,
Spreads in all places and those peacock feather umbrellas ,
Would make the blue water rich clouds in the sky ashamed,
And the drums would blare out from the army making those clouds wilt,
Because they do not posses such a very regal sound.
745.The horses tied with bells on the neck carrying the ladies ,
Look like the flowing river with tide carrying swans .
Those ladies with dense breasts and long thin braids looked like ,
Streaks of lightning and the young she elephants looked like clouds.
746. Due to the huge crowd as one person was rubbing on another ,
The saffron red paste worn on the breasts of young ladies ,
And the sandal paste worn on the mountain like shoulders by men,
Dropped down and the ocean like path that the army followed,
Shined like the thin bed on which men and women engaged in love play.
747. The breasts of Ladies with words which are sweeter than sugar syrup and a red mouth,
Which trouble like god of death and which are hidden by their cloth ,
Using the pearl necklaces lying over them give out the luster of moon,
And due to the gems that they are wearing in a row , give out early sun light.
748.The men with scented hair , having shoulders which say that mountains are not their equal,
Who wear very great quality gold ornaments , holding the bow as well as the sword,
Walked like the male elephants which walk embracing the she elephants,
By the side of their pretty wives who had a waist like a thin climbing plant.
749.Like the pretty flowers with good perfume surrounding the clouds ,
Since only the faces of ladies with large hair was visible that too near each other,
The groups of palanquins in which they were travelling looked like,
Several full moons were travelling together in vehicles on the sky.
750.Due to the ceaseless flow of rut of elephants wearing face decoration ,
The entire land was slushy and not able to cross that slushy earth,
Al the elephants were confused and with the booming sound of ocean with tides,
And it seemed that they were searching for the eight elephants that bear the earth.
751.The flock of the horses like the nature of God as well as the mind of prostitutes,
Who show love outside but who really do not love , who wear cloth over their pretty breasts,
With the jingling sound by the gems in their neck , were jumping in different directions,
And were not firm and stable in any place for a long time,
752. Those ladies who had love tiff with their men , Who were not seeing them directly,
Who were taking deep breath often , Who were lifting up their eye brows in anger ,
Who were wearing garland with open flowers, and who were spreading their hair,
On hearing the news like the soul of men went very near to their men.
753. The fearless elephants who had cheeks from which water of rut flows like a stream,
And which give out fire when they hear the word “goad” , considering that they are their enemies,
Dash against both shores and break the huge trees in several places , uprooting some times,
And rubbing on those trees some times and looked as if one river was moving.
754.The tree branch like Dasaratha who showers grace on all persons in trouble,
Still had not departed from Ayodhya and in spite of it , it looks as if there is no space ,
Even to put a black gram on earth and one part of his army which left Ayodhya,
Had already reached and touched the outer walls of the great city of Mithila.
755. The ladies surrounded by bees travelling in a series of carts ,
Were causing confusion in the mind of men who see them,
And the crowd of the faces of those ladies were like lotus flowers in a lake.
756. When a lady who was getting up a cart , with dense love,
Saw with a corner of her eyes her lover who was running behind her,
The Kajal of her eyes appeared like sweet nectar to that man.
757.A man who was going away from a lady who had eyes of a young deer,
In those cultivated fields which were filled with water and slushy mud,
Saw a swan and tender lotus flower and being reminded ,
Of his lover’s gait and feet was tottering with body and mind ,
And had the appearance of of one who was swinging in the swing.
758.That army accompanied by the blaring noise of conch and drums,
Due to it being completely filled with white umbrellas and fans,
Looked like the River Ganges and the royal insignia were found in pretty heaven.
759.That army also was comparable to a big battle field because ,
Their ladies who speak sweetly and are comparable to celestial maidens,
Were sending their sharp tipped eyes which was comparable to
The spear of God of death To hit on the chest of their lads.
760. The shoulders neared each other like pillars of stone ,
The sword army neared each other like lightning of their swords,
The feet neared each other like the intertwining of lotus flowers,
And the foot soldiers neared each other like Yalis.
761. One lad who never moved away his face which was staring,
At the tied up breasts of a young lady , not able to know his path,
Proceeded like a blind man and hit against an elephant in rut.
762.When a girl who had the looks of a peacock slipped and fell,
From A springing horse with good hair whorls on his body,
A merciful man using his long hands supported ,
But instead of keeping her down, continued to hold her.
763. When one pretty girl was continuously walking moaning,
Her two lotus like feet pain, One lad said,
“To hug this girl with huge breasts resembling ,
A head of elephant in rut , my chest is not broad enough”.
764.One person who had curly hair over which bees fly around,
And who was walking like an elephant showering water of rut ,
Seeing a girl’s eyes which were very sharp , his sharp spear,
Wanted to find out which of them is more sharper.
765.Seeing a pretty lady with wave like hair ,
With lotus like feet and sword like black eyes,
A lad asked, “Oh lady who has long arms wearing bangles,
Where have you misplaced your waist while coming?”
766.Seeing a lady with killing eyes like god of death,
And who did not reply by her mouth but only by her eyes,
One lad asked, “Who would help you to climb ashore ,
By lifting you from the waters of the river on the way?”
767.One camel which was carrying a big burden ,
Which it cannot download , without eating ,
All the newly formed fresh leaves was eating the bitter leaves of neem,
Like the people drinking toddy whose heart and mouth had dried.
768.Those people of Babbara country who had red eyes,
And body of dark colour , who were tied to a staff,
And carried a huge stick on their shoulders so they cannot move speedily,
Went forward like an elephant in rut carrying a huge stem ,
Which was tied so that they would not knock on each other ,
Carrying the stick of the frame of their burden.
769.When the mad elephant getting angry ,touched,
The she elephant then those ladies sitting on that she elephant,
Greatly scared wanted to close their eyes by their hand,
But became sad because Their eyes was beyond their two hands.
770.In that forest of pretty lotus flowers ,
The ladies travelling on she elephants whose tails touched the earth,
Looked like a toad travelling on a tortoise
With their dwarf guards travelling with them.
771.One flower branch like lady carried by a horse ,
Which had bent its forelegs upward and was being ,
Followed by an elephant looked like saying,
“This girl is not fit to live here but ,
She belongs to the king of devas.”
772.When the men told that our lord Rama ,
Has broken the bow , well pleased the ladies,
Who had tied hair which was likely to fall ,
Instead of holding it and without trying ,
To collect the gems when their waist belts broke ,
Started running thinking of marriage of Rama.
773,The Brahmins who were scared of the elephant in rut ,
As well as pretty damsels started going in the front,
Holding their umbrella , walking on their toes,
Holding their water pot and without taking their hand from their nose.
774.The ladies with scented flowers decorating their hair,
When they saw a form of a lad came before them bringing tears in to their eyes,
Told them, “If you have come to receive me ,
Get in to chariot with me “ and waved their hands.
775.Chariots making sound , elephants , horses,
Long row of drums generating sound,
Made all the people not understand ,
What the other person was talking ,
And all of them were walking dumb.
776.The ladies who wore cloths thinner than the small spider web,
Who were having pretty black hair, which made bees fly around,
When they were walking with gem stuffed anklets making sound,
And they resembled the swans in the lake making sound.
777.The ladies who resembled Goddess Lakshmi who was,
Born in the ocean of milk with very clear waves ,
When they were watching them through a hole in the thin screen,
The eyes of lads were filled with joy and made them shout loudly ,
And also the playful bees seeing the rut water from elephants made noise.
778.The anklets worn by ladies with black eyes
Which can reach the soul of the lads,
Produced music similar the sound of deer,
And accompanying it the horses neighed ,
Resembling the thunder of clouds.
779.The lustrous face of ladies who were walking,
With soft steps making the Goddess earth happy ,
And their eyes which resembled the small bees,
Trapped in the lotus flower after drinking honey,
Made the God of love happy as well as some lads.
780. Apart from the dust raised by the army the scented powders,
Dropping from the coconut like and well built breasts of ladies,
Whose waist was smaller than thought , who had pretty coral like red mouth,
And spoke words which were sweeter than fruits, filled up everywhere
781.The big chariots decorated by pictures whose ,
Number cannot be guessed very easily was crowded,
By innumerable men as well as ladies and ,
All of them were rushing forward crowding with each other,
Only bothered about the way that they have to take .
782.With harnessed horses , chariots and soldiers assembled,
And travelling very fast , the dust raised spread and mingled ,
With the water drops of the cloud and not only that ,
They spread in all directions and reached the elephants in eight directions,
And blocked the holes through which rut water flowed of those elephants.
783.With their hands that held the shield holding the lustrous sword ,
And wearing shining armlets due to being studded with gems in the other hand,
Holding their wives wearing anklets in legs by their tender hand wearing choodakam(bangle?)
They slowly lead them through the slippery path made by ,
The flow of rut water from several elephants wearing decorative face shield.
784.Seeing the fields , ponds and depressions were completely filled ,
With fully open Neithal flowers , lilies and red lotus flowers,
Which indicated their hands , face mouth as well as eyes ,
The ladies saluted their husbands to pluck and give it to them.
785.The ladies who got down on the earth from horses going in a row,
Seeing that an elephant has come started running helter-skelter,
With their scented tied up hair falling down due to weight,
With gem studded ornaments falling down and with the pretty thin cloth,
That were wearing getting loosened and they ,
Ran like a peacock holding their cloth with their tender hands.
786.With umbrellas with peacock feather hangings , cluster garlands,
And with forest of flags which had hidden all areas without leaving even a small area,
Which made the place dark but different weapons of the army ,
And crowns which were worn by people went on ,
Spreading and spreading light everywhere ,
The path of the army had day as well as night time.
787”.Ladies with lips like drumstick tree flowers and with pearl like teeth,
Are having eyes which are like sharpened knives on their lotus like pretty faces
Which are capable of cutting us if we go near , so come away, come away “
Saying like this those men who were having sun like bodies moved themselves away.
788.In the difficult to travel path due to crowding people , being cut off ,
The gems with great shine and pearls fell down and were scattered,
And due to that surrounded by several gems and having hips which is like the hood of snake ,
They were not able to walk with tender feet decorated by jingling anklets .
And getting very perplexed they stood there itself.
789Very good musical instruments sounded like thunder of clouds ,
And as a result the bullocks pulling the carts got scared,
Making the simple girls resembling swans scared and move away,
Upsetting all the load that they were carrying by throwing them down,
And as the connection to the bullocks were cut ,
They went away like saints making an end to all sorrow.
790.Mountain like elephants got down in water bodies,
And without bothering about the balls being thrown by the Mahouts,
Showing out their breasts which are normally tied and ,
Also showing out their trunk as well as tusk,
And stood there without coming out like the divine elephant ,
Born from the ocean of milk , without coming out.
791. The women folk singers(viraliyar) who were comparable to Kinnara singers,
Who had hair like black sand , sword like eyes , Red mouth showering nectar,
Accompanied by male folk singer (Panan) who were playing using Yaazh ,
Got up horses and like pouring nectar in one’s ears sang nectar like songs,
Set in Naivala Pan and went further without making any mistakes.
792.When the goad of the Mahout was lifted up , the elephant ,
Rising up like the mountain from which water of streams flow ,
And started angrily running without any control, and this made ,
All people move away , but the bees which have opened up wings,
Moving away from that elephant which had youth and small eyes ,
Went and settled on the flowing rut of another elephant and
Sat on the black hair of ladies and moved to a she elephant.
793. With the army playing drums like the blue sea which has seen the full moon,
When Elephants , chariots , victorious horses , ladies whose eyes are blood stained spears,
And Lads gathered in a pretty manner and were speedily going by the road,
The dear ladies of the king Dasaratha also started to Mithila.
794.Like a swan in the middle of the forest of lotus flowers in the lake,
The daughter of king of Kekaya surrounded by two hundred maids ,
Making even the deva maidens shy , with the bees humming a song ,
Departed in a palanquin made by selected gems.
795.Two thousand maids riding on the back of zebra wearing open gem garlands,
Who had broad eyes with tinge of red accompanied the lady with two sons(Sumithra),
Making one suspect whether her form is indeed a streak of lightning ,
Travelled on a palanquin studded with blue gems , along with music of Yaazh.
796.She with white teeth , red mouth resembling flower petals of silk cotton tree,
Seeing whom all the stars thought she was the full moon and came near her ,
Who was the lady who gave birth to Rama travelled in a multigem palanquin ,
Which appeared as if all the stars in the sky have joined together .
Accompanied by expert musicians singing honey like songs and devas saluting her.
797.When we think about it ,it looked like that the entire earth which was surrounded by seven seas,
Except here and there, there were no ladies , for ladies holding in their pretty hand ,
Peacocks, swans small birds , female dolls and ornamental white fans
Which were like the conches which have been just taken out , went near the palanquins.
798.The security guards who were stitched dress up to the feet , from whose eyes fire,
Came out for no reason at all , who were holding big staff exhibiting their valour,
Were either riding on horses with jingling bells or walking on earth ,
And who spoke harsh words which made all others sad,
Went on protecting the feet of those ladies who were similar to divine damsels
799.When the white horses over which hunchbacks and groups of dwarf and mini dwarfs,
Were riding, they were moving on earth similar to the swans and the ladies,
Wearing flowers and hence were followed by honey bees and bees and grass hoppers
Walked on the sides similar to the walk of the she elephants.
800. Sixty thousand ladies with thin breasts like the lotus flower buds,
Who were having the matchless prettiness of the Goddess Lakshmi,
Got in to carts which were shining due to corals, pearls , gold, rubies
As well as the emeralds and were looking as if they were matchless ,
And went profusely praised by art works.
801. Vasishta the husband of the virtuous Arundathi surrounded by
Thousand crore Brahmins who have heard using their ear ,
One hundred nectar like questions and who were habituated,
To offer devas offerings which would be tasted by them,
Riding on a white palanquin in the shade of white umbrella,
Looking like God Brahma who moved riding on a swan.
802.The battle elephants , horses and pretty chariots,
And lads wearing heroic golden armlets surrounded ,
The two brothers Bharatha and Sathugna ,
Like the ocean surrounding the passage less mountain,
And went in front as well as behind them and those two,
Having a chest where valorous Lakshmi existed ,
And who had divine bow and were heroes riding on chariot,
Went like the other two brothers who followed the sage.
803. Dasaratha who was wearing ornaments made of pearls and quality diamonds,
After completing his daily rituals , after keeping the feet of Lord Vishnu on his head,
After presenting limitless gem, gold , rows of flocks of cows and earth,
With great happiness to Brahmins who are experts in Vedas,
Started on a good day that was greatly auspicious.
804. After eight thousand Brahmins holding gem embedded pots ,
And chanting rare Vedic Manthra groups , sprinkled water ,
And after they greeted him and after crores of ladies who had,
Auspicious lisp and red mouth and who had heavy golden waist belts ,
And who generation after generation sang “Long live” to the king ,
With proper tune sang song of “long live” Dasaratha departed from there.
805.”Some said, “the conches blared , some told, “Possibly king would be starting”,
The small kings all came together and “Saw me” some said, “did not see me , “ said some others,
Some said”My ear globes fell down” and some others saying that,
“Now it will not be possible to go near him” but went near him.
806.With ladies wearing Bangles , the crowd of horses which were wearing ,
Golden garlands were moving like the wave of ocean which was full of lotus flowers,
With heroic kings holding their red hands like a lotus bud and saluting him,
Dasaratha like another Sun God travelled in another gem studded chariot,
807. The dust raised by the huge army went up and touched the sky,
And returned not finding place there and completely masked all directions,
Making it impossible for one person to see another person,
And as if showing its enmity towards the ocean, went and filled up all oceans.
808. The conches , flutes , horns , cymbals , the drums indicating auspiciousness ,
Raised so much sound that the sound of thunder in the sky was driven out,
The flower garlands umbrellas , the pea cock feather fans hiding the sun,
And moon running away after seeing the white royal umbrella ,
And the devas being grealy confused Dasaratha went from there with greatness.
809.When Dasaratha who had as much riches as Indra was going from there ,
The sound of singing of Vedas, The sound of blaring of right whorled conches,
The sound of the blessings by Brahmins , the sound of the blaring drums,
The shouting of elephants to break away the staff on which they are tied,
And the singing of time keepers to indicate time reverberated in all directions.
810.With people in all directions looking only at him , With kings,
Wearing heroic anklets on their legs saluting him with their hands ,
Which were like fully opened lotus flowers
With elephants fighting with each other and with horses ,
Chariots and marching land army raising dusts ,
Which reached the heaven and made it it in to earth , Dasaratha went.
811”.When heroes Elephants, Chariots , Horses and near by armies ,
Wanted to shift camps there was no place in earth which was vacant ,
Because since there is no other world , the earth dressed by the sea,
Unable to bear the burden bent its back slightly ,
Does this indicate that Dasaratha lightened the burden of the earth?”
This is what is said by wise people of earth.
812.The king of kings Dasaratha thus departing and travelled for two Yojanas,
And reached the bottom of Chandra saila mountain which was similar to Meru mountain.
His great army stayed there which had the scent of breasts of ladies ,
Which are the flowers of God of love and had the natural scent of paste of sandalwood.
14.Chandra Saila Padalam
The chapter on moon mountain
(The departure of Dasaratha is given in a vry few slokas in Valmiki Ramayanam. There is no mention of Chandra saila(moon mountain) mountains in Valmiki Ramayana, which is the first resting place of the departing army.)
813. Some tall elephants making the well grown branches
Of the banyan trees touching the sky split ,
Which wanted to drink water from the lake ,
And which were ridden by a man who was like god of love with his bow ,
Were tied on Devadara trees and sandal wood trees.
From that tall elephants which defeated the Meru mountain by its height ,
Using their breasts which is used by the God of love to steal the soul of their lovers,
The ladies who speak sweet words , embraced the lovers and got down.
814. One elephant , like the plan of the good king whose mind never gets tired,
And who defeats the undefeatable kings by tricks which are the royal tricks ,
Uprooted the tree on which it was tied and which was touching the sky by its height,
By its very base and walked away from there like a mountain.
815. Like the lord Krishna when he was a baby crawling with a huge mortar,
In between two Maruda trees which had very long and healthy branches
So that those trees fell down, one elephant rolling and dragging the log on which it was tied,
Went through two mango trees and made both of them fall down.
816. That Mahout who tried to pacify it from its very great anger ,
By telling it sweet words and tame it from its anger of rut,
Was like the minister who tried to pacify the king from going on a wrong path.
Then that elephant was like that king who did not bother ,
To hear the words of the minister which were good to him.
817. Not able to see any of his enemies when making sound like thunder of cloud,
When it was hurt by an iron thorn like goad , that elephant,
Followed the path taken by the wild elephants and when it was followed ,
By eagles , it went from there with a great speed of wind,
And it was like one river flowing through the path of a dead river.
818. When one elephant was tied separately getting the scent of rut,
From the Sapthaparni(ezhilai palai) tree making the goad in the hands of its mahout straight ,
Following the scent of rut it reached the Sapathaparni tree in flowering,
And made in to small, small pieces by its forelegs and rubbed it on the earth.
819. The innumerable male elephants and the several she elephants,
Which had a saffron thilak on its forehead and which had joined with them
As well as the elephant calves along with them made them appear like a group of wild elephants.
And that mountain of moon (Chandra shaila) was like the chief of that wild elephants.
820.Learned and wise men even when they join with people of lower rung,
Will change their baser instincts and confused mind which refused to learn,
This is what happens in the world like a chariot with wheels made of gold,
Since it goes on rolling and rolling it would change even a black stone to gold colour.
821.The peacocks that live in the forest seeing the mouth of ladies looking like a red fruit,
Suspecting that Indrakopa* beetles have sought protection and are living there ,
Went on roaming round the deer eyed ladies who wear pretty waist belts
AS if they want to examine the matchless beauty of those girls
*Preferred food of peacocks which are red in colour
822. Those ladies slowly walking like swans , reached the shade of crowded young trees,
After getting down from their horses due to their wearing Bangles, garlands ,
Waist belts , they shined like branch of a tree which was full of flowers.
823.Ladies having been exhausted by the travel , the well matured bees of the garland,
Thinking that they are the fully open lotus flowers were going round and round,
Their feet as well as their faces and when they were sleeping on a crystal bed,
Their friends were confused that their shadow on the bed was themselves.
824. Some ladies who were looking like ornamental climbing plants ,
Who had a waist similar to a Udukkai drum (hand held drum) , when they descended from the back
Of a she elephant which was sitting were looking like, the lightning streaks on the clouds ,
And went in to their quarters similar to Goddess Lakshmi entering her lotus.
825. The horses brought from Turkey fed with food in their mouth by lads,
And brought in to the city made neighing sound which was scary,
And those big horses decorated by ornaments were properly tied together,
And were looking like a garland of several gems on the chest of the mother earth.
826.Just like continuous waves of water , they tied the screens one after another,
Just like the sea has been properly made and they erected the shopping streets,
Just like rows of clouds , they arranged the elephants in a sequence in the garden,
And just like arranging the wind properly they tied the horses in a row.
827.Like the dancing peacocks when the deer eyed ladies and the soldiers ,
With sharpened spears were wandering in trance without knowing where they were going,
Recognising by the beating of the drums and blaring of the conches,
And by the flags , the residence of the king , they reached the quarters of the king.
828.The young lads seeing that the bodies of their wives were made dull,
By the covering of the dust raised by the walking of elephants,
Cleaned them using cloth which was as thin as the foam of the milk,
And those ladies looked like the pretty painting polished by their painters.
829. The princes riding on elephants looking like a big lion descending from a mountain,
Got down from their huge elephants and being fanned on both sides by broad leaf sheaths ,
Entered in to the tents made for them which was erected well with plenty of light.
830.In all those tents with victory banners made of white cloth , the ladies,
With natural scent and pretty smile , with faces like the moon moving about in the sky,
Looked like the lustrous shadow of the faultless moon in the white foamy waters
Of the sea , in all the places that we happen to see.
831.The elephant in rut falling on the ground so that it is coated with dust,
Standing up as if wanting to join the sky , Fanning white perfumed dust on one side,
So that its black colour is hidden and fanning the perfumed dust on the other side,
Looked like Lord Shiva who is allowing Lord Vishnu to be a part of himself.
832.Like the good people joining with bad people and later leaving them ,
When they really understand them , the good horses which run speedily ,
As soon as some dust settles on their body , get up,
Shake themselves off the dust and stand up free of dust,
833.The horses came after cutting off the three stringed big rope ,
And understanding what they have to do by the ability of the driver
And also understanding the earth on which they travel ,
Similar to the great yogis who cut off the three big ties of land, lady and gold,
Due to the power of their yoga after understanding the true state of their soul,
And also understand the nature of the divine God and travel speedily towards good.
834.When the tides of the sea blow to a very great height , The fat Kayal fishes,
Separate from the sea and like that when the thin curtains which are ,
Like the snow falling from the sky are blown away by the wind,
In all the tents The black eyes of ladies which play tricks appear.
835. Though the rivers with clear water do not give rise to great flow of water always,
When you did and further dig they give rise to springs of water and help us,
And they were like the charitable people give riches without saying no,
When they have wealth and even when the wealth is lost ,
And continue giving whatever they have to their friends.
836.Those warriors wearing gem garlands which look like they move with raging fire,
And whose hair waves with wind, entered their tents which had the smell of newness,
And were like the killer lions which enters different caves on the mountain.
837.The big war elephants with sharp tusks which are close by,
Which have put suitable mark on its forehead with red hair,
With bells tolling one by one differently , keep on ,
Turning the water of the lake with waves and are like ,
Madhu kaidaba who turn and mix the big black sea.
838.The big black elephants in rut which do not obey the signs of the Mahout,
Which are prevented from both sides by assistant mahouts from going anywhere,
Which without bothering for any thing do not get out of water bodies,
Are similar to those lovers who do not obey the advice of wise people ,
Who are found fault by relatives and friends who gather as a crowd,
And who are not bothered about it and who are interested ,
Only on the hips of the prostitutes wearing waist belts.
839.With men coming near to the ladies who cover their waists with cloth,
And bring burning fire from the kitchen which makes even sun dull,
And when this produces smoke on the Akil logs,
That smoke goes up in the sky makes clouds which do not cause rain,
Which looks like a big ocean and was like their city.
840 The Vidhyadharas who live on that mountain with splits ,
Who had come to see that great army and seeing the pretty lads and lasses,
Who were assembled there were terribly confused as to ,
Which of them do not belong to their group and thus,
That huge army made one doubt whether the world of devas ,
Have slipped down and has fallen there,
841.All those who ladies who woke up earlier than the morn,
Who were pretty ,and who were angry due to long love tiff,
Talked sweetly with Koels , made sound with anklets that would be echoed by mountains,
Wore ornaments making their luster more than that of the sun,
And roamed here and there like the flock of peacocks.
842. All the valorous males with both heroic anklets making sound,
With bees making great sound around the garlands they were wearing,
With swords tied to their hip shining With their shoulder amulets,
Shining due to the red gems inlaid in them,
Inspected all the mountains around which were like their shoulders,
Very similar to the very cruel roaming in that forest.