Aranya Kandam (contd)
9.Ravanan choozhchi Padalam
Chapter on Ravana’s trick.
(Ravana appears like a sage before Sita, who hospitably receives him. When he tells that he had come from Lanka and has a great regard for Ravana, Sita says Ravana is a cruel monster, Ravana then takes his original form, digs the hermitage and keeps it on his chariot and proceeds to Lanka. Sita cries and prattles.
In Valmiki Ramayana, Ravana catches hold of Sita and keeps her in his plane and tries to fly away. There is no mention of charioteer there.)
3319. We till now told what happened to Rama who was like ,
The matchless blue sea with conches when he went in chase,
Of the golden deer and now we will tell what happened,
To Sita who decorated her hair with flowers which were fragrant.
3320. When the words shouted by Mareecha opening his cave like mouth,
Which was sad to hear reached the ears of Sita , she became as sad as a Koel,
Which slipped from a tree and fell , She beat her belly with hands and fell down fainted
3321. Saying “I who am ignorant has brought to an end my happy life ,
With my husband by telling him, “You yourself catch this deer and give to me,”
And like a flowering branch catching fire and like a long serpent ,
Losing its strength on hearing the thunder, she fell down and rolled on earth.
3322.”My great lord who does not have any fault , due to the cheating,
Done by that cruel Rakshasa, has fallen down dead and even after hearing it,
You who are his younger brother is still standing near me”, she said.
3323.”In this world which is simple , is there any one who is more strong,
And great than Rama? You have told this due to feminine understanding “
Said Lakshmana who understood it , in a manner that Sita would understand.
3324.Would the individual valour Of Rama in any cruel war , would be less than,
The small strength of all those people in seven seas ,
Fourteen worlds , Seven mountains ? This would never happen” said Lakshmana
3325.” All the Earth , water , wind , sky and the fire and others besides these ,
Would get agitated as soon as Rama gets angry and why are you,
Getting drowned in this ocean of sorrow ? What are you thinking about,
That Rama who is black like cloud and with eyes like red lotus flower?”
3326.”Would Rama become weakened and call for help when sorrowing
Before another Rakshasa? If perchance he calls all the huge ,
Universes would come down and get destroyed and
The life of Brahma and other devas also would get destroyed?”
3327. “What more can I tell about prowess of Rama? Is there ,
Any other strength which is comparable to his strength by which ,
He stringed and broke the huge bow of Lord Shiva who destroyed,
Three cities and was praised by heaven as well as earth for it ?’
3328.”If Rama has been destroyed as you think then by now,
The heavens, earth and Patala would have been destroyed by this time ,
All the devas and sages who were existing from beginning as well as,
The best among people would have by now been destroyed.
Also Dharma would have been destroyed.”
3329.”What else should I tell in detail ? When our Lord Rama shot the arrow ,
And when it hit that deer in that place , that Rakshasa who must have,
Lost his strength would have shouted those words loudly ?
Please do not sorrow , getting worried by it ,Please stay calm.” Lakshmana told.
3330. When Lakshmana told like this , with greatly ebbing anger ,
She who felt sorrow as if she was killed , one with boiling mind ,
And one who is not afraid of anything said, “After hearing ,
The bad things that might have happened to Rama , your ,
Not going there is not justice” Said she with great enmity.
3331.”Even if a person has moved only for one day with another ,
He would sacrifice his life and other one due to the other person’s love,
But you , though you have heard that Rama has been destroyed ,
Are standing without getting scared? What other way do I have?
I would now itself speedily fall in the fire and die.” She said.
3332.Seeing Sita who was like a swan jumping over the forest of lotus flowers,
Who was preparing herself to jump in the huge fire with great smoke ,
Lakshmana who was requested to guard her by Rama, stopped her,
Touched the space below the lotus like feet of Sita and told.
3333.”Why should you die? I am scared after hearing your words ,
Please get rid of your sorrow and be here itself , I would go now ,
Are we ones who can win over the very angry fate “ he said.
3334.” I am going now itself , a great danger has come to us by itself,
You want me to disobey Rama and want me to go,
You are alone without any support “ saying this Lakshmana,
Whose heart was bursting with great sorrow , took leave of her.
3335,He was greatly worried thinking “If I am here ,That Sita,
Would jump in the fire and if I go to Rama who is like a mountain,
The lady would be left without any guard and evil may come to her.
What should I who have interest in my life do now?”
3336.”Only by Dharma we can prevent any loss of life and if I do not leave here ,
Going against the wish Of Sita , she would definitely die? And so,
The only thing that I dares to do is to go from here”
I am an ignorant one who has attained by my bad and old fate.”
3337.”I would go but if something bad were to happen , to the extent possible,
Jatayu , the king of hawks would protect her “ saying like this
That Lakshmana went by the same route , due to the penance of devas.
3338. “As soon as Lakshmana left , Ravana who had curved teeth,
And who was expecting him to go , to complete the cruel plan of his,
Took the form of a sage holding the well tied three bamboo sticks.
Which would destroy the three ills of passion, anger and illusion.”
3339.He had a well dried body appearing as if he has not taken food,
And appeared as if he has with great difficulty walked a long distance,
And was singing musical songs following proper beats ,
The Sama Veda which was like the music from Veena.
3340.He was having a soft walk like the petals of flowers have been spread,
And was taking steps as if the entire floor was full of burning embers,
And was having shivering feet as well as hand that cannot be protected ,
And was having a form of a very old man , which would make him hateful to others.
3341.He was wearing a garland of penance made of lotus beads ,
Appearing as if he was like a tortoise which has controlled its five senses ,
Had a bent body , had a great chest wearing the sacred thread ,
And reached the hermitage of Sita who had a stainless mind like Arundathi.
3342.That Ravana who had put on a garb of a saint could even mislead devas ,
And he reached the doors of that faultless hermitage , He had a voice ,
Which seemed to shiver and falter and asked “Who is living in this hermitage .?”
3343.Sita who was in the forest , thinking that he was one with faultless mind,
And faultless penance , who had sweet voice like the honey syrup,
And who was as pretty as the coral branch came out,
To receive him and said “Please come over here.”
3344. He who had a body which sweats like the Kanmadha (viscous rock) of the mountains,
Who has been caught up in the sea of passion due to love saw her
Who was an ornament to beauty , who is the seat of fame and
Who is the queen for virtue using his own eyes.
3345.Let us now see the state of the mind of the thirsting mind Ravana who has seen,
Sita with the sweet voice like that of a koel which is not tired,
And who had a beauty that was much greater that beauty of divine maidens.
His arms which had great valour increased in size on seeing her and then became thin.
3346.What is the use of telling that the row of eyes of Ravana on seeing Sita,
Who was having the prettiness of the peacocks that wander in the forest,
Became joyous like the crowd honey bees which visited the garden full of flowers ,
Filled with honey and drunk it and were dancing with joy ? it is better ,
To say that it became joyous like the mind of Ravana.
3347.Are the twenty eyes which do not blink sufficient to see ,
The gem like red body of Sita who was looking like goddess Lakshmi,
Who had come there leaving her seat of lotus flowers ? He became ,
Sad that he did not have one thousand such non blinking eyes?
3348. Ravana thought , Is the life span of three and half crore years,
That I got doing great faultless penance sufficient to play ,
In the shore less sea of the beauty of her who had large number ,
Of bangles in her fore arms and who was the best among ladies.
3349.Ravana thought , with devas along with their wives ,
Obeying all the orders that I put to them and becoming slave to her,
For generations and with this girl ruling all the three worlds,
I would obey her orders and live happily with her.
3350. “Even when her mind is paining and she is sorrowing ,
If her face shines like this , when she breaks in to a smile,
Like a streak of lightning , how will her beauty be?
To my sister who saw this lady with the untied hair ,
And gave her to me, I would give her even my kingship,”
3351.When that Ravana , the one without Dharma was thinking like this ,
And staring her with greatly increasing desire , that virtuous Sita,
Rubbed off the tears from her eye and then welcomed him,
Saying “Please do come here.”
3352.Sita after welcoming him and after he reached her hermitage ,
Gave him a seat of cane and requested him to sit on it and that ,
Famous cheat Ravana kept his hand at rest with three sticks by
And sat in the hermitage which was beautified by flowers.
3353. The mountains and trees shivered on seeing that Rakshasa,
Of greatly sinful and cruel deeds , the birds stopped cooing ,
The big wild animals were scared and the snakes did not open their hood.
3354. Ravana who took his seat asked “which is this home ?,
Which great saint lives here? And who are you?” and then,
Sita thinking that he was new to that place and is one,
Without deceit and she with long eyes started talking to him.
3355.”Oh great one , the son of Dasaratha belonging to the Ikshuvaku clan,
Along with his younger brother , as per the orders of his mother ,
Who was born in the great Kekaya clan , is staying here
You might possibly be knowing his name “ said she.
3356.”I have heard about what you told but I have not seen him,
I had once gone to that prosperous kingdom through which,
River Ganges flows. Oh lady with a long eye which is like ,
Lotus flower as well as sword, Whose daughter are you,
Why are you spending time in this harsh forest” , he asked.
3357.That faultless lady of great Virtue Sita after hearing his words,
Said, “Oh saint who is following the faultless Dharma , Janaka ,
Is one who thinks about people like you and not God and ,
I am his darling daughter and my name is Janaki ,
And I am the wife of Rama belonging to Kakustha clan.”
3358. Then after telling about her story that Sita asked him,
“Oh very old man , you have suffered because you have ,
Come through the harsh path in the forest and doing penance ,
You have wanted to cross the sins and blessed deeds.
From where have you come here”, she asked.
3359.Ravana told “He is the Lord of Indra himself ,
He posseses the prettiness of the picture , He was born in clan of Brahma,
And He is ruling all the countries including those in heaven,
And he has a toungue on which the manthras of Vedas reside.”
3360.”He has the strength to even uproot the very big Kailasa mountain,
On Which the Lord Shiva lives and he has great shoulders ,
Using which he had powdered the tusks of elephants,
Which carry this world from eight different directions.”
3361. “All the people who are crowding his entrance door are Devas,
And all the assets of Devas like the Karpaga tree are with him,
The place where he lives in the famous city of Lanka surrounded by the sea,
And while telling about his greatness the words lose their power.”
3362.”His town is sweeter than the golden city Of Indra ,
The ancient city of Bhogavathi which is frequented by the serpents
And in fact all cities of this world and that of heaven and everything ,
In the city of his are completely without any fault.
3363”.He is having the endless life span as given by Lord Brahma ,
Who sits on the lotus flower . He has a big hand holding the great sword given ,
By Lord Shiva who has given, half of himself to the Goddess ,
He has a prison in which all the planets are imprisoned,
And in fact he is the top most in each and every good quality.”
3364,”He is one with good qualities without cruelty . He is an expert in wide Vedas,
He is unbiased , He has the prettiness wanted by the God of love ,
And he has all the greatness of all the three Gods,
Who are considered as the greatest ones by all the world.”
3365.There are many best among the prettiest ladies of the world,
And who are all thirsting for his love and though they are,
Pining away for him , he is not interested in giving them joy,
But is searching for a lady who is sweet to his heart.”
3366. “Very much liking the great city from which he rules ,
I wanted to stay there for a few days and though I stayed,
There for a long time, with a mind not willing to part with him .
I came here” said he who wanted to kidnap Sita.
3367.Sita asked, “Oh saint who thinks that even body is an extra burden,
Without liking Vedas and the mercy of those who have learnt Vedas
What is the reason for you to stay in a town of Rakshasa who does sinful acts ,
And who eats men who are rational and are stable>’
3368. “You avoided staying with sages of great penance in the forest,
You did not think about very pretty and prosperous countries with plenty of water ,
And you have stayed with a crowd of Rakshasas who never think about Dharma,
Oh saint , what type of activity is this “ Sita asked.
3369. Having heard what has been told by the lady, he who has got limitless boons,
“If faultless people tell that the Rakshasas who swing the sword are cruel,
We would not get scared and if we really think about the truth ,
Oh lady with the shining face like full moon , Are the Rakshasas more cruel,
Than the devas and to people like is Rakshasas are good people.”
3370.When Ravana told like that , Sita who wore very good ornaments thought
“Those good people who have friendship with cruel people cannot be pure,
To explain it more properly those who have connection with old cruel habits,”
And as she was not aware that the Rakshasas who are expert in illusion,
Can take any form which they like and so she did not think otherwise.
3371.Ravana who hearing the words Of Sita though she has,
Started suspecting him , wanting to avoid that completely ,
Started talking in a different way “ in the three worlds ,
Which does not have difference in knowledge ,
For the Rakshasas what is the alternative except,
Following their own culture “.
3372. As soon as the Cheater Ravana who had ability to know
The state of mind told those words , Sita told him that “ Rama ,
Who has come to reinstate Dharma , by the time he completes,
The penance in the forest , the Rakshasas who travel in cruel path,
Would be completely eliminated along with their clan ,
And so there would not be any sorrow because of them.”
3373. As soon as the human lady told like this , Ravana told,
“Oh Lady who has shining eyes like the fishes , If human beings can,
Completely uproot the population of Rakshasas then,
The entire crowd of elephants would be killed by small rabbits,
And the crowd of Lions with curved nails would be killed by the deer.”
3374.”Viradha who had red hair which looked like a bundle of streaks ,
Of lightning, , The very angry Khara who had a matured mind ,
Along with his innumerable army died , which gave rise
To sound of great joy and possibly you have not heard it.”
And the rain thinking about the end of those shed tears.”
3375. “Oh faultless one , The lion that you told about is Rama and the Rakshasas ,
Are comparable to the crowd of deer and you are going to see soon ,
The destruction of all Rakshasas and the joy of the devas because of that,
How can Dharma which cannot be forsaken be defeated by sin, Don’t you know , it cannot.”
3376.When the soft words of Sita which were like honey mixed with nectar ,
Entered his ears , Ravana though he had a body which expands with joy,
Due to his self respect being hurt by the words that human beings are strong, became very angry.
3377. That angry Ravana replied “if you praise Rama that he gave an end,
To the silly persons like Viradha , you would know about its end tomorrow itself,
When the great wind from the twenty shoulders of Ravana blows,
And destroys the small silk cotton flower like man.
3378. “Oh innocent lady who babbles some words Whether ,
One wants to uproot the great Meru mountain or break the sky,
Or stir the waters of the ocan , or destroy the northern fire of Badavagni,
Or uproot the earth or do any of those great acts ,
None of them are difficult to perform for Ravana, what do you think of him.”
3379. Then Sita asked “Just because one has many more big shoulders ,
Does it mean that they are powerful? Did not Parasurama with his two shoulders ,
That too in his young age cut off the one thousand stout shoulders ,
Of Kartha Veeryarjuna who wore a heroic anklets and imprisoned
The king of Lanka surrounded by the sea with the water crows.”
3380. When she told like that his eyes burnt , his big shoulders ,
Further expanded , his ten crowns touched the sky,
The strong twenty hands clapped against each other ,
The row of teeth biting themselves created the sound of thunder from clouds,
And due to great anger the form that he took due to illusion vanished.
3381. Sita thinking that this man who has taken this form is not a sage ,
Who has forsaken the good and the bad and getting suspicion,
And when she was standing there not able to conclude who he is,
Ravana looked like the very poisonous snake which had,
Opened its hood which has become greatly angry by itself.
3382.If we think about the sorrow of Sita who was already greatly sorrowing ,
After she saw Ravana’s real form , how can there be more sorrow than that?
There is nothing in the world which can be comparable to it.
She did not do anything to escape and was shivering like ,
When the God of death who cannot be stopped appears before her.
3383. Without bothering to think about my valour which made ,
Devas do menial work for me , you said that a man who lives ,
Lke a worm in this world as strong , You are alive only because you are a lady,
Otherwise I would think of grinding you with my hand and eating you,
And if I do that , I would then take away my own life”, said Ravana.
3384.“Oh lady who is as tender as a swan I would lift you in each of my heads,
Which has not bowed before any one , separately and in a sweet manner ,
And make the deva maidens wearing numberless ornaments ,
Bow before your feet and obey you and then you can ,
Become happy in the wealthy life of ruling all the fourteen worlds.”Said Ravana.
3385.She then closed both her ears tightly by her tender hands and said,
“ Without bothering to think the good conduct by which I am protecting the virtue
For the victorious Rama who holds the pretty bow, like a dog wanting ,
To taste the ghee which is poured by sages in Yagna fire ,
What words did you tell me , Oh Rakshasa.”
3386.”Would I want to destroy the greatness of being born in a great clan,
Bothering about losing my life which is temporary like the drop of water in the tip of grass?
Before Rama with arrows which shine like lightning and .
Which hits like thunder takes away your life , for the sake of protecting your life ,
Run away from here and hide yourself”, Sita told.
3387.When Sita told like this , The Rakshasa who was standing before her ,
Devoid of any mercy told her , “The arrow which would be sent by your husband,
Comes to hit my chest which has destroyed the tusks of the elephants,
Which guard all the eight directions , it would be like,
An arrow made of flower sent to destroy a mountain.
3388. That Ravana who had shoulders more powerful than that of the mountains,
That bear this world said, “Oh divine lady who is divine for other divine ladies,
I am having a famished body due to the disease of passion that grew in my mind ,
And please save my soul and give it to me and accept the great position of ,
The divine ladies who wear heavy ear globes .” Saying this he saluted her.
3389.When he fell down to salute her feet , suffering like her soul,
Falling on the blood stained sword Sita who was personification,
Of patience cried with great sorrow and wailed, “Oh Lord ,Oh younger brother “
3390. Then at that time that bad soul Ravana , recollecting the curse ,
Given to him Brahma , without touching the body of the divine lady,
Due to the power of his shoulders which were like stone pillars ,
Unearthed the hermitage from a depth of two miles below the earth.
3391.He kept the hermitage he has unearthed on his chariot which ,
Was seen by Sita who wears pretty bangles but she could not see her soul like Rama,
And like a streak of lightning falling on earth from the cloud ,
She fainted and at that time Ravana wanted to go speedily by way of sky.
3392. When Ravana told the charioteer to drive his chariot with greater speed,
She was rolling like a creeper which had fallen on the burning fire,
And when she was getting flustered , greatly depressed and greatly tired ,
She was telling “Oh Dharma , please save me speedily from this predicament.”
3393.”Oh mountains , Oh trees , Oh peacocks , Oh Koels ,
Oh male deer, oh female deer , oh male elephants, oh female elephants,
Please understand the state of my unstable soul ,
And go and tell about it to Rama and Lakshmana who have stable valour.”
3394.”Oh clouds , Oh gardens , Oh Gods of the forest , you know ,
The sad state of the honest and valorous Rama , if he loses me,
Please , if you console me saying “do not be scared” , then,
Possibly I would get saved and If I am saved is it bad for you ?”
3395.”Oh Rama , for the sake of completely uprooting the Rakshasas,
Would you not come here and send rain of arrows like blue clouds?
Oh Protector , Oh brother , oh faultless Bharata ,
Oh Shatrugna who is a brother , would you not come here and save me?”
3396. “Oh river Godavari , Oh River who is cool who has nature of melting,
Oh mother like river who has got a very clear mind , please run,
And inform my husband who has learnt all books without learning them,
About my very sorrowful bad fate , Would you not do it?”
3397.”Oh mountain springs which appear before me , Oh lions ,
Who live in mountain caves , you would later laugh when you see,
The twenty arms that unearthed me as well as his ten heads ,
Fall down here and there by the powerful arrows of Rama?”
3398.Seeing Sita who was prattling many such things and who was wailing,
With an opened mouth , Ravana who was unnecessarily wasting his life ,
Said, “Oh lady who is wearing many ornaments and ear globes ,
Who has very dense breasts , Would those human being s defeat me in war,
And free you from me ? If they can let them do it “
And then he clapped his hands together and loudly laughed.
3399.When that Ravana was telling all these in words , Sita looked at him,
And told, through illusion you have created a deer and you made Rama,
Who is like the God of death and who would kill you in some other place,
You came here and are stealing me and if you know , the way ,
By which you can save yourself , do not drive the chariot any further.
3400”:If you are a true hero , after you have heard about the fact that a few men,
Have killed all your Rakshasas in a very short time and have cut off ,
The nose and breasts of your sister , your coming like this using illusion ,
Is only due to the deep fear that you have” she told and further told,
3401. When Sita told like this Ravana looked at her and told.
“Oh lady , please hear this , If I start waging a war against ,
The humans with a very weak body , My shoulders ,
Which uprooted the mountain of God who has eyes on forehead,
Would get a vey bad name and this act of cheating would lead to better results”
3402.That lady who was like a doll after hearing it told,
Possibly fighting a war with the enemies of our clan is wrong ,.
Possibly to fight with them holding the sword would shame us ,
And to steal the ladies with virtue in deceit is only right thing,
To the Rakshasas who do not have any mercy ,
Which is a crime and which would bring bad name?
10.Jatayu uyir neetha padalam
Chapter on the giving up of Jatayu.
(Jatayu , the king of hawks fights a raging battle with Ravana. He breaks his chariot , kils his horses, breaks his armour his bow etc. Ravana taking Chandra hasa cuts off the wings of Jatayu,. He carries the earth on which Sita was sitting to Lanka and imprisons her in Asoka Vana in the city of Lanka. Lakshmana meets the worried Rama. They both find that Sita has been taken by some body along with the hermitage. They follow the tracks of the chariot and find Jatayu. Jatayu tells them what happened and dies. Rama perform obsequies to Jatayu .
In Valmiki Ramayana, When Ravana is taking Sita , she removes her ornaments, makes it in to a bundle and puts it in the middle of five monkeys sitting on the mountain top. After cremating Jatayu Rama kills a deer , makes balls out of its flesh and offers it to the soul of Jatayu.)
3403. When Sita told him like this a sound was heard ‘Hey, Hey , how can you ,
Escape from me, stop , stop” which was told by the king of Hawks,
Who had sound like thunder , who had enraged eyes like burning fire ,
Who had huge wings which lashed like lightning and who appeared,
Like the golden mountain Meru coming flying in the sky.
3404. He came with the huge wind raised by flapping of his wings,
Making very huge mountains getting uprooted and dashing,
Against each other on the sky and getting powdered like dust and scatter ,
And the sea hugely rising up making the earth and sea becoming same ,
And causing a huge cruel wind storming all over the world.
3405. Due to that wind huge trees along with their branches ,
Fell on the ground along with their tops touching the earth ,
With all clouds on the top of the sky going to one side ,
And with serpents closing their hoods and hiding themselves thinking that ,
The famous cruel Garuda is coming on the paths of the sky.
3406. Elephants , Yaalis and other big animals , all the trees in the forest ,
Bushes, and stones due to the speed of the wind raised by those two wings,
Went crowded in to the sky and due to this sky and forest became difficult to make out.
3407. That very cultured Jatayu came spreading his wings in protection,
And asked “You have kept the wife of that pure and great one on the chariot ,
Where are you going ? Now I will hide the sky with all directions with my wings.”
3408. With an intention of preventing the going of the chariot,
On which engines were fixed belonging to the uncultured Ravana ,
Jatayu who had kumkum like red legs and head and neck,
Which were like the reddish sky and who had a form similar,
To the Kailasa mountain and who was the king of hawks came before Ravana.
3409,Then that Jatayu told Sita , “do not get scared “ and understanding,
That Ravana has not touched her , he kept his greatly ebbing anger ,
Under his control and started talking to Ravana.
3410.”You have got spoiled along with your relations , you have burnt your life ,
And destroyed it . Why did you start this unsuitable act? Assuming that you are dead,
Leave Rama’s virtuous wife and go and then perhaps you would not die.”
3411.”Oh ignorant fellow , You have committed a very big mistake ,
In your mind you have thought Sita who is like mother of entire world,
Oh thoughtless one , Who is left there to support you now?”
3412. “ Oh sir , Do you not know that people of your clan like Khara ,
Fought with him in war and were not able to escape , Rama gave ,
Their souls as feast and the God of death took armful,
Of their souls and had a very great feast for himself.”
3413. “Did you desire to throw small balls made of earth ,
On the cruel elephant which is coming to kill you and escape?
Or even without realizing that it would cause your death,
Perhaps you wanted to keep on swallowing poison and survive?”
3414,”All the people in the three worlds , Indra the chief of devas ,
The great trinity of Gods on seeing him would shiver ,
Like deer seeing tiger and not only that would any of them,
Be capable of defeating that great archer Rama.?”
3415.”In this birth because there is nothing more for you to do,
To cause the death of yourselves along with your relatives and ,
This would also take you to the huge hell in the next world ,
Which cannot be tolerated and for whose good did you this?’
3416. “ Due to the fact that these humans are the primeval ,
Root cause of the great trinity , perhaps you did not understand,
To which God they should be compared and because of that ,
You lost your brain and did this heinous crime.”
3417. The boons that you got due to the grace of Lord Shiva ,
Who rides on the bull which is expert in war and
Who made the three cities burn as well other expertise in war,
Are only powerful till Rama who is the truth sends arrows from his bow.
3418-3420.”If that Rama , the son of king Dasaratha who has a bow which is bent ,
Comes personally , it is extremely difficult to prevent his arrows and so ,
I would take this Sita with the pretty forehead to wherever she was ,
And you go away from here quickly “ When Jatayu told like this,
Ravana who was the leader of Rakshasas , with spark of anger ,
Coming out of his black greatly lustrous eyes and with biting lips ,
Told him with anger”, Do not talk these unnecessary words ,
You show me those people quickly . Oh Hawk who comes against me ,
Before my arrows pierce your chest and creates there a big wound,
Go away from here quickly. Some times the water inside the ,
Steel may come out but Sita who talks sweeter than,
The juice of Sugarcane would not go away from me .Please see that.”
3421.As soon as Ravana told like this, Sita ‘s fear doubled ,
And seeing the swan like Sita sorrowing , Jatayu told her ,
“Oh mother , , now itself the body of this Rakshasa ,
Would be made in to pieces , do not sorrow,
That our lord , the son of the king has not come ,
Holding his great bow in his hand .”
3422. “Do not cry shedding tears like the scattering of pearls ,
Which fall on your breasts and do loose all hope , and see me ,
Giving as sacrifice his ten heads to all the ten directions ,
Which are like pierced fruits of Palmyra tree.”
3423. That Jatayu who came speedily flying , flapping his wings ,
Making a great sound of thunder , pushed down the series of crowns of Ravana,
And wanted to cut his head in to pieces by speedy flapping of the wings,
Bur broke his flag which had the shape of veena and got praise from devas.
3424. That Rakshasa to whom such a great mishap has never occurred before ,Laughed ,
With eyes of the red colour of molten lac and With great anger making seven worlds,
Along with his eye brows he also bent his mountain like bow.
3425. When the rain of arrows from Ravana who had crescent like teeth,
Approached him, Jatayu made some of them fall by the flap of his wings,
Some of them he broke using the sharp claws of his and using his beak,
Which made even the God of death scared he cut his bow in to pieces.
3426. On the ten strong heads of Ravana which were like numerous serpents,
With huge cruel eyes , Jatayu with his sharp strong beaks neared ,
Even before he took another bow and was bending it ,
And rose up snatching his gem studded ear globes.
3427, Then that Rakshasa shouted loudly and sent fourteen arrows ,
Aiming at the chest of Jatayu who snatched away his ear globes ,
And these did not stop there and went through the bird king and Again,
He sent several lustrous arrows at Jatayu and the devas took a long breath,
Thinking that Jatayu who was greatly valorous in war has fallen down.
3428.Inspite of new blood flowing out of those wounds , that the king of the birds,
Who looked like a huge white cloud shining in the sky which was similar to,
The White cloud which drank the streams of blood which flowed,
From the body of Khara and other Asuras thinking that it is a sea and later left it all.
3429. That Jatayu who was like a white cloud , took a deep breath immediately .
Became very angry and rushed and got up the rows of twenty shoulders ,
By pecking in his beak and by scratching by his nails , by beating with his wings ,
Cut off his armour which he was wearing on chest adorned with pearl necklace.
3430 That Ravana then sent one hundred arrows on the broad chest of Jatayu,
Who broke his armour and seeing that Devas were scared and perplexed,
And even before that the king of the birds , snatched the bow of Ravana ,
By his teeth , making the crowd of devas shout with great joy.
3431. That Jatayu by snatching the bow of Ravana , who using his strong shoulders ,
Lifted the shining silver mountain along with Lord Shiva , shined like ,
The rain bow along with the huge cloud and there was no one who can,
Adequately describe the great strength of shoulders of Jatayu, using mere words.
3432, He broke the bow of Ravana who using his sword punished
And won over Indra who had the chest that never retreats and had one thousand eyes
By taking it by his moth and breaking it by legs and he was the friend ,
Of their father Dasaratha and who was the protector of Rama,
Who broke the bow of Lord shiva who was of the red colour of fire.
3433.That Ravana who brings destruction to the world and who ,
Never gets defeated by the valour of others seeing the bow,
Which was suitable to his valour broken with great anger ,
Took a a trident which was like the arrow that was sent by Lord Shiva ,
Who has Halahala poison on his neck for destroying the three cities,
And making great sound threw it at Jatayu.
3434. That Jatayu who was the king of hawks saying “do not think ,
That I would not be able to bear this and now see my power”,
Received the trident with three heads sent by Ravana on his chest,
And the devas who were in hiding due to their fear to Ravana said
“Who can do such acts now” and tapped on their shoulders and shouted with joy.
3435.That trident , like those starved of the five sense organs,
Visiting the home of prostitutes , like the guests who have gone,
To the homes were cultured ladies were absent and like the ladies,
With soft and passionate looks approaching the matured saints,
Who can see their own souls , came back not able to pierce Jatayu.
3436. Before that Ravana who lost his trident , could take another weapon with speed,
Jatayu cut of the charioteer driving the chariot drawn by tall horses which hid the sky,
And threw it on the face of Ravana who had great passion towards the Very virtuous Sita,
Making him extremely sorrowful.
3437.Looking at Jatayu who threw the head of charioteer at him and understanding ,
The power of his mind and becoming angry , Ravana took his golden mace ,
And hit him with it like the flame of fire rising up and ,
Then the chief of the hawks fell like a mountain on the earth.
3438.As soon as Jatayu fell on the earth, Ravana very speedily drove ,
His chariot which cannot be even followed by the eye sight ,
Rose up on the sky and when he did that , the soft natured Sita,
Struggled like the hot embers entered in to the existing wound.
3439.Jatayu seeing Sita fading and struggling like a new born leaf,
Said to her, “Oh lady who is like a swan , Do not get drowned in sorrow ,
Do not fear “ and got up leaving a very deep breath and shouted,
“Hey , how can you escape from me “ and again rushed ,
On the chariot of Ravana with the devas making sounds of joy.
3440.That Jatayu who rushed on Ravana snatched his mace and threw it away,
And killed the sixteen horses which were tied to that very speedy chariot ,
Using his powerful beak which was like a very harp sword,
And seeing that valorous deed , even the God of death shivered.
3441.Further Jatayu destroyed his chariot and due to his not having a bow,
And since Ravana ’s arrows were useless to him like , the treasure to the miser
Using his very sharp talons he plucked the quiver
Which was tied on his shoulders which touched the sky .
3442.And then later like a Chichily bird he jumped on the chests ,
As well as shoulders of Ravana and beat him with his wings and due to that ,
Ravana fell down sorrowing and with a head bent fainted and Jatayu said,
With great disdain “Oh your power is only this much .”
3443. As soon as Jatayu told like that , Ravana flew in to great rage ,
And since he was not able to use his cruel trident and he did not ,
Have any other weapon with him Telling “I would kill this Jatayu”,
Took out from its sheath the sword called Chandra hasa,
Which never failed to kill the enemy and threw it at him.
3444. Due to the sword which was given to him by gods and which,
Cannot be stopped by any one , which would without fail cut the heads of all,
And since his life span slowly decreased and got completely over ,
That Jatayu who cannot be defeated by strength fell like a,
A mountain on which the God of Devas threw his powerful Vajrayudha.
3445. Jatayu fell on the earth with his wings completely spread ,
And seeing that the Devas ran away , the crowd of sages sorrowed,
Because Sita had lost her protection and those living ,
On the world of Lord Vishnu rained golden flowers on him,
And the mind and body of Sita who saw it started shivering.
3446.Due to his getting defeated and then winning . that Rakshasa felt ashamed ,
And shouted with joy which sound reached the sky and appreciated his own strength,
And Sita who was depressed like the deer which was caught in the net ,
Without seeing any way to protect herself she went on taking long breath ,
Get fainted and like a creeper not having support because ,
The branch on which it was spreading had got broken , she fell on the chariot.
3447”.Even Jatayu the king of hawks who said , “I am your strong protection”,
Was destroyed . What is my fate now?” thought Sita and wailed like ,
The female Andril bird which was greatly sorrowing due to loss of its mate.
3448. Sita was confused and wailed “ Is it proper for the good Jatayu,
Who said to me , who had attained very great sorrow , “Do not get scared”
To get defeated? Is it proper for this one from hell to win?
Would sin win? Would Vedas became a lie? Does not Dharma exist ? “
3449. She sobbed and wailed “ Obeying me who was shameless ,
You had gone away, Oh gem amongst males,,.At least please come
To see Jatayu , who was a great friend of your father ,
Who was like a nail of support to all those who try to stand ,
In the right path of Dharma .”
3450. “Though it is my duty that nothing happens to my chastity , a bad name ,
Has come to the pretty and very powerful bow of Rama , who is an expert in war ,
And a bad name has also come to the clan in which I was born “telling like this she sorrowed.
3451.”Oh Lord Dasaratha who is ruling over the lustrous heaven ,
Would you help this Jatayu who followed Dharma as per books ,
And who has repaid the debt of a close friend in a perfect manner” saying this she sobbed.
3452. The Rakshasa Ravana seeing the state of Jatayu who has lost his wings ,
And Sita who is wailing and her very unprotected state , understanding ,
That there is no one to stop him , Lifted Sita along with her hermitage,
From the chariot on to his shoulders and started flying on the sky.
3453. Due to speed with which Ravana was going on the sky ,
Sita whose eyes and mind were rotating , with the ,
Consciousness of the mind getting destroyed ,
Without able to understand any thing ,
Was lying on the floor of hermitage in unconscious state.
3454. After the Rakshasa went away , the king of hawks with
The sorrow that made him loose consciousness getting slightly reduced ,
With great thought was staring at the direction in which Ravana went ,
And seeing that cheating Rakshasa was going with great speed ,
Started telling the following words to himself.
3455. “My sons Rama and Lakshmana have still not arrived back,
The fate which did not give the fame that
I removed the sorrow of my daughter in law ,
Has broken the fence of Dharma and What is now going to happen?”
3456. “If only The victorious Rama and Lakshmana were here , then to Sita,
With a thin waist like streak of lightning and wearing several gold bangles
Such a sad state of affairs could not have happened. I am not to understand ,
Their state of affairs ,Is it c cruel trick played by Rama’s step mother?
3457.”The blue coloured Rama is none but Lord Vishnu ,
Who sleeps on the bed of serpents called AdhiSesha.
And so would it be possible for the very angry Rakshasa,
To win over him? I think he has played a trick with his illusion .”
3458.”My son Rama would completely uproot all the Rakshasas,
After completely winning over them and reek his cruel vengeance?
Ravana the Rakshasa due to the unmistakable curse of Lord Brahma who was born,
Out of the lotus flower , Would be scared to touch the Queen of Rama.”
3459. After telling all these words, Jatayu who had very large wings,
Thought that Sita had reached the great prison of Ravana,
And thought that though my wings by which I do war have been destroyed,
The great wing called Virtue of Sita who speaks sweet words ,
Would never get destroyed. Thinking like this he lost his sorrow.
3460. With his pretty wings getting weak due to excess flow of blood,
And with the thought that he was not able to save the very pretty Sita ,
And with his mind filled with love for Rama and Lakshmana ,
He started sleeping with his brain in tact.
3461.Ravana the Rakshasa speedily took the climbing plant like pretty Sita,
Being scared to touch her directly , , kept her imprisoned in the ,
Asoka Vana in the middle of several very cruel Rakshasis.
3462. Till now we told about activies of Ravana and now we would ,
Tell about the state of Lakshmana who had gone , as per orders of Sita ,
To find out the welfare of Rama who had gone chasing the golden deer.
3463.Lakshmana whose mind was paining due to heightened sorrow ,
Thinking about the lonely state of the matchless Sita ,
Was similar to Bharatha who had to go away from his lord and brother,
And was forced to go back to the city of Ayodhya .
3464. That Lakshmana who was going speedily like ,
A speed boat in a very clear sea , saw Rama ,
Who was like a huge black cloud which has got down on earth,
And who was like a huge forest of Lotus which had fully flowered,
And his eyes became as joyous as his mind.
3465. That Rama of black colour who was worried with thought
That the very scary voice of the magical deer,
Would be heard by Sita who had the looks of the peacock,
And due to the illusion created by the ignorance of feminine nature,
She would have difference of opinion with Lakshmana and would become depressed,
Saw his younger brother coming towards him.
3466. Seeing Lakshmana coming alone in spite of his telling “ Please protect Sita”,
Going against his words and coming slightly depressed in search of him,
Possibly thinking from the voice of the magical deer , that Rama ,
Would be facing some problem, possibly sent by Sita who spoke the very harsh words ,
Who had an innocent mind and would have been deceived by the lies ,
Which came out from the open mouth and becoming greatly depressed by it,
Though he knew about his true strength and nature, Was it done due to illusion?
3467. When Rama was thinking like this and also considering “Who can go against fate “,
That young valorous hero who was carrying a pretty bow came near Rama and ,
When he was saluting it He was hugged by Rama who was wearing ,
A shining sacred thread and with a melting mind asked him,
“What is the reason for you to come here after waiting “and Lakshmana replied.
3468.”Due to the words which are other worldly , which was not rhyming ,
With reason and which was cruel and cheating , Sita who was like a creeper,
Became very sad , and when I told her that they were only the words,
Of that Rakshasa with big mouth , she did not bother about that ,
And becoming confused and ordered me ,” Without stopping here ,
Find out its truth “ and then I told her about the great strength,
Of your shoulders but she did not take it in to her mind,
And became very angry and greatly depressed.
3469-3470. When she told “If you do not go in search of Rama , I will fall in fire and die,”
And started running in the big forest , I became greatly scared and thinking ,
That If I who am considered as a cheat does not go from there , she would,
Definitely take away her life and I told her “Please do not die, it is not Dharma”,
And then I have come over here and meeting you,
Then the faultless Rama thought “She is not of the nature who would not die ,
Even If this Lakshmana had not come in search of me and what has happened cannot be prevented ,
Because the true state of affairs as narrated by Lakshmana did not impress her mind,
Alas, alas. , Some thing bad will happen to her when she is alone and not protected,
That bad happening cannot be prevented and those who wanted to kidnap her .
Wanted to separate both of us from her and have cheated us very badly.”
3471.”Your coming away leaving Sita alone is not any mistake on your part,
Because Sita who is innocent would easily get mentally upset, and along ,
With great sorrow in her mind has told like that and this is the result of that.
Thinking that it has been told by a very confused mind ,
Please remove the sorrows that has been caused by her mind ,
When you told after proper thought that it was a Rakshasa and not a golden deer
And prevented me , I did not change my decision and ,
Decided to catch the deer and that decision of mine has spoiled me “
3472., Becoming further depressed he further told ,”what is the use
Of further delay? My sorrow would get over only if I am able to see ,
Sita who is like the friendly Naganavai bird as well as the koel,
And there is no other way except this. WE would walk speedily,
And cover this long distance like the arrow leaving out of the bow,
And would reach the garden where Sita
Who is similar to the best quality gold , is there .
3473, As per the decision when Rama ran and reached the garden and ,
When he was not able to find Sita who decorates her hair with flowers ,
And felt like a soul leaving the body and later did not find it,
Even after a great search and stood there greatly perplexed.
3474. That Rama not able to see that divine Sita with the best made up hair,
Became dejected and like one who does not have anything to help him,
And like one who buried all the money earned in earth and later finding that,
It was dug out and taken away by some cheats , stood there greatly perplexed.
3475, The earth rotated , the huge mountains rotated , the thought,
Of greatly wise people rotated , The waters with waves of seven seas rotated,
The sky rotated , The stable Vedas broke down and rotated ,
The eyes of Lord Brahma rotated and the sun and moon were displaced and rotated.
3476-3477. “Would that greatly cultured Rama , shout at Dharma .
Would he shout at the culture of giving? Would he shout at ability of Devas,
Would he shout at the sages, would he shout at cruelty of bad Asuras?
Would he shout at the ability of Vedas?” thinking like that ,
And shivering and not knowing how his great anger would end ,
When at that end the countless materials were going up to down,
And down to up due to the change of mood of that great one,
Who has a body of blue colour and they thought that along with,
The primeval God , the world also would come to an end .
3478. Then the younger brother saluting his elder one told,
“We have seen marks of wheels of the chariot , we have seen,
That some one was scared of touching Sita and uprooted her,
Along with the land she was standing and so there is no point ,
In thinking that the person was not having strength and,
We should follow him before he reaches a great distance.”
3479.The faultless Rama said, “yes , that is what has to be done”,
And then those two wearing the long quiver and other weapons like garland ,
Went along the path followed by Ravana destroying ,
The pretty mountains and the trees of the forest.
3480.They saw that after some distance the marks of the wheels,
Of the chariot had vanished and it appeared that the chariot,
Started flying in the sky and seeing that Rama felt like,
A spear entering the wound caused by fire and became greatly upset,
And asked Lakshmana, “What should we do now?”
3481. That Lakshmana replied “Oh brother who has great shoulders ,
Which are prepared to enter in to wrestling , that big chariot ,
Has gone towards the south and knowing that ,
For an arrow let off by the bow , the sky is not very distant,
I think that our standing confused and sorrowing here ,
Is not going to help us in any way “ and Rama replied.
3482.”Yes, that is what we should do” and both of them started ,
Travelling towards the south and when they travelled four miles,
And there they saw a mountain like thing fallen on the ground ,
Possibly due to a great storm and also a cloth ,
Flag which was cut in the shape of Veena.
3483.Seeing tht flag they suspected that due to the pretty Sita,
Devas and others might have fought a cruel war with those kidnappers,
But Rama understood that the shining flag was cut off,
By the sword like beak of Jatayu and with tears ,
Flowing from his lotus flower like eyes , started telling.
3484. “Oh Lakshmana , if we properly think over it , I feel,
That this flag must have been cut by the beak of your father like Jatayu,
Who must have come here speedily ,He must have attacked with great ferocity,
And we are not able to find what happened in the middle as,
He is alone and one who is extremely old and one who is weakened a lot.”
3485. “This is good because That Jatayu who is so strong that he cannot be moved,
Definitely would keep on fighting with the enemy throughout the day,
And by that time , we can also join along with him though it is possible,
That by that time he would have freed Sita and there is no point in wasting time,
Thinking about many such aspects “ Said Lakshmana to the very tall Rama said,
3486.”It is better that we would walk in this same direction “ and like the wind,
Blowing speedily on the ground they both proceeded with great haste ,
Searching here and there they saw a cruel huge bow
Which was broken like a broken rain bow fallen to the ground
And like the huge tide which rises in the ocean .
3487.”Oh Lakshmana , here lies the bow which is as powerful as .
The Mandhara mountain which was used by Devas to churn the ocean ,
And by shape it looks like a crescent of moon and see how powerful ,
Jatayu must be to break such a bow by his beak “, Said Rama and stood there.
3488.Thinking like that they walked and crossed a very long distance ,
And then saw a very cruel Trident and two quivers ,
Each having large number of arrows which were lying ,
There like a mountain and both of them were wonderstruck by seeing it.
3489. Then they walked further and there they saw the armour ,
Of that Rakshasas king picked and broken by Jatayu,
Which was lying with the shine of all the heavenly bodies in the sky ,
And which was so huge that it was hiding the forest path.
3490. They also saw the horses with saddle and gear , which were ,
Capable of running faster than wind and which were lying dead ,
Hiding the entire forest, And they also saw the plae where charioteer was lying,
And late they saw flesh and blood lying on the earth and shining ,
Ornaments which made the place look like sky with moon and sun.
3491.Just like several lustrous solar orbits have left the sky ,
And had fallen on the earth , they saw several gem studded,
Ear globes and several ornaments with lots and lots of gems,
And stood there with their usually shaking hands frozen.
3492.Rama said, “Oh Lakshmana There are several shoulder ornaments lying here,
There are also several groups of greatly shining ear globes
And several gem ornamented hair pieces are also lying here ,
Our father who has lived for long and who is one without support ,
Possibly fought with several lion like heroes .”
3493.When Rama , the consort of Lakshmi told like this , the lion like son of Sumithra,
Said, if the tree like long shoulders and several heads were there ,
To fight against our father , the one who has carried Sita to this lng distance ,
Should only be one and he must most probably be Ravana.
3494. Approving the words of Lakshmana who was wearing a garland made of flower petals
Rama who was speedily moving with fire sparks coming out of his powerful eyes ,
Saw his father Jatayu who was like the mandara mountain established in the ocean of blood.
3495.Rama who was great and who was devoid of any bad thoughts with his red lotus eyes ,
Shedding copious tears fell on his soul like father who was strong and cultured , Like ,
A huge black mountain falling on the silver mountain of Lord Shiva ,
Who was red like a ember of fire in colour.
3496. For more than thirty minutes he was not breathing and fainted ,
Without showing off any senses and seeing that Lakshmana ,
Lifted him with his pretty hands and sprinkle the water from,
The stream that was coming from the cloud and then Rama ,
Opened his lotus like eyes , slightly got better and spoke as follows.
3497. “Before me , who were there who were responsible for the death of their father,
Earlier the matchless Dasaratha lost his life due to parting from me ,
Oh my father Jatayu, you are also dead for my sake ,Alas,
I who have a bad fate has become the God of death to you also.”
3498.Oh my father , for the sake of consoling the feminine Sita of her sorrow ,
Caused due to golden deer , when I went behind that deer ,
You without thinking about the after effects , without bothering to think about your being alone,
Fought with Ravana and has repaid your debt and why should I to whom ,
There are no relations become sorrowful and for what purpose.
3499.”Due to this I have become one like dead and am not really dying now ,
Because I had taken an oath that I would remove sorrows of those who are expert in Vedas,
And have extended my life span. Except going like a tall tree ,
I am not of any use to any body and being one with a lowly job,
I do not have any desire to continue with this useless life of mine.”
3500. Instead of me protecting my wife when she was caught by a stranger,
And the enemy who killed you who were a great one is standing very much alive,
And you have been killed and I who carries a huge and great bow,
And am carrying on my back the heavy quiver am standing here ,
And I am standing like fully grown very tall tree.
3501. “In this world are there any more people who are as famous as me?
Oh Bird with huge wings Oh bird whose strength of teeth is beyond estimation,
I , who am holding a huge bow and am standing here without doing any thing,
When the armed enemy killed you , while my wife with a bad fate was seeing it?
Can any one tell that I am one with any valour?”
3502.Rama who did not have any one equal to him except himself ,
Went on repeatedly telling such things and crying and ,
His brother Lakshmana who was also slowly fainting and
Was standing in a similar state , and then that king of Hawks,
With some sensation coming back to him , breathed with sorrow ,
And saw both of them who were surrounding him with opened eyes.
3503.That Jatayu who was breathing heavily not knowing the fate of Sita after he fell down,
After seeing those two victorious brothers and became more composed ,
And felt greatly joyous as if he has got back his two cut wings ,
His own soul as well as the seven worlds and said, “I have got my bad name removed.”
3504,”Oh blessed people , Iam going to leave my useless body which has a bad name today,
And by my blessed deeds , I have been able to see you again , come near me”
Saying this with his beak using which he broke the heads of Ravana wearing a crown,
Again and again and for several times smelled the heads of both of them.
3505.”Seeing the way that Ravana was carrying Sita made me suspect that,
It would only be by a trick and how is it that, you both who have faultless strength,
Left Sita with sweet voice , form like a peacock and virtue like Arundathi alone ?” he said.
3506. When Jatayu told like this , Lakshmana the younger brother ,
Fully related to him all the events that took place there ,
Including the coming of the strong golden deer , in deatail.
3507.When the great expert in conversation told that words as per the order of Rama,
Understanding that and thinking about that that king of Hawks Jatayu,
Thinking that it would be better to console them without causing much mental pain,
Started telling them the following very suitable words.
3508.”Can just one person make a doll? If we do not accept,
The tenet that “The sorrows and joys that come to the fameless
Human beings come due to fate ,” Do we have wisdom ,
To win over the strength of fate?” Jatayu asked.
3509.” When sorrow comes due to fate , getting disturbed because of that,
And getting ourselves destroyed is ignorance .For the loosing of one head,
By Lord Brahma who created and differentiated the world ,
What could be greater reason than fate itself?”
3510. “At the time when joy or sorrow comes , Is it true,
That we can prevent them from coming to us?
Lord Shiva who took the bow to destroy the three cities,
Had to beg in the skull of Lord Brahma . Can this be explained by penance? .”
3511. It is true that the very angry serpents would swallow,
The very sun which flowers in the sky and which has wealth of heat,
And the moon which lights up the entire sky in a brilliant manner ,
Has to grow every month and also disappear after that?
3512.”Oh Lads with pretty shoulders, the suffering one gets ,
And later their going away are due to fate from the earliest of times,
Is it possible to count the sufferings that Indra , the king of devas underwent ,
Due to the curses that came out of the mouth of his teacher Bruhaspathi?”
3513.”Oh Rama who is an expert in sending arrows, due to Sambara a Rakshasa,
Who had unpreventable strength , who used to do very base deeds,
Indra who holds the Vajrayudha got a bad name by losing his kingdom,
And your father Dasaratha due to power of his great shoulders solved it.
3514.Oh Lord who has a spear with smell of flesh and who is like the mother,
To the birds as well as irrational ghosts , the dharma which is neglected by the Asuras ,
And the sorrows of the devas are the reason by which Sita with a lisping talk,
Was made to part from you and so please completely destroy ,
The Rakshasas who do war of illusion and who are like weeds and live happily.
3515.” When Sita who has long hair and eyes like the split tender mango was being taken,
By Ravana along with the earth that she was sitting I tried to prevent him ,
By my strength to the best of my ability but at the end he cut me off by using ,
Chandra Hasa, a sword given to him by Lord shiva after his penance and I fell here,
This is all that has happened in this place “ said Jatayu to Lord Rama.
3516.Even before all the words of Jatayu reached the ears of Rama ,
His eyes were completely filled with blood , fire like strong breath came out of him,
His eye brows bent and bent further and climbed up , The shining planets,
Started running away , the Globe of earth burst and all mountains were broken.
3517. With the earth starting rotating , huge stable mountains also rotated ,
The waters of the sea , the wind , The sun and the moon also rotated,
The heavens guarded by devas rotated , Brahma who was in his own world rotated,
And it became clear that , the valorous Rama is the form of everything in the world.
3518.The entire world was perplexed not knowing “On whom the great rage,
That was in the mind of Rama would fall?” and at that time with his weapons,
Shining like red fire , Rama with a laugh that came out of rage started talking.
3519.”You would see me destroying completely all the worlds with ,
The eight directions as boundary and Devas who kept quiet ,
Even after seeing a helpless lady who was alone being kidnapped,
By a Rakshasa holding a sword and seeing you attain this state.”
3520-3521. Please see that with my prowess in archery , stars falling down,
The matchless sun becoming powder and disintegrating ,
The entire sky burning like fire , the fire , the sky ,
And all the moving beings disintegrating ,
And all the fourteen worlds which seem to be big,
Nearing final destruction and would get completely burnt out ,
Along with all the Planet globes by their side ,
Just like the bubble in the water,
3522, The sun with its hot rays started setting behind Meru mountain,
And all eight elephants which stand in directions which cannot be destroyed,
Getting scared ran away , all the beings in the world became very sad,
And even the very brave Lakshmana was greatly scared , Is there a limit,
For fear of all others who exist in this world.
3523, When such things were happening , Jatayu , the king of the hawks said,
“Oh good natured one , Long live . Do not get even a little bit angry,
Oh valorous one who cannot be defeated , the devas and sages ,
Are happily living thinking that through you the asuras can be defeated
,Using which of their strengths would they be able to win over
Ravana who has done this very cruel deed.”
3524, You saw the valorous jobs done in defeating me by the faultless shoulders
of great Valour of Ravana by the power given to him as boons,
By Lord Brahma who sits on the lotus flower , Is there a need to tell more?
Lord Brahma who was created from the lotus flower with stalk ,
As well as other devas are working as slaves to the ten headed Ravana,
And there is no body else who are doing the Dharma prescribed to them.
3525,In this earth which is surrounded by great oceans with very clear water,
Like the ladies the devas are doing menial jobs to their enemies , is it not ?
Had they not eaten the nectar which appeared in the ocean of milk ,
Given to them by Lord Vishnu who once measured all three worlds,
Just by his two steps , Would they be able to be alive till now?”
3526,”Oh lads who were holding the very strong bows in your red hands ,
Because that Sita who has breasts tied by cloth was alone in the forest ,
You had lost her by going behind the golden deer with horns ,
And have earned a very bad name for your clan, When we think properly ,
The mistake is on your part and what fault has the world done in this case.”
3527.”And so do not get angry but remove the sorrow of your loving wife ,
Who is equal to Arundathi in virtue , fulfill the wishes of devas ,
Establish the Dharma as told in the Vedas and also,
Remove all other ills.” Said Jatayu who was fit to join the sacred lotus like feet.
3528.Rama who is the colour of black cloud taking the words ,
Told by the divine Jatayu as the order given to him by Dasaratha ,
In his mind understood, “What is use of anger on others now?”
And that the only job to be done by him is to completely exterminate the Asuras ,
And completely left the anger from within his mind.
3529.After Rama’s anger left him , that faultless Rama told,
“Oh father , be peaceful. Is there anything else other than .
What you told by your mouth , for me to do?” and asked him
“Please tell me where that Rakshasa went .” and the king of the birds ,
Becoming tired , and with his consciousness reducing ,
Did not reply him anything and then died.”
3530.Looking with eyes at the holy feet of that valorous Rama who is difficult ,
To be seen by Lord Brahma who sits on the cool lotus flower and other devas,
Who stands outside the Vedas and cannot be seen by the Vedas ,
Jatayu attained to that land which exists even when,
The great five el;ements of the world ceases to exist.
3531.When that Jatayu was getting salvation , that Rama who was the king of men,
Along with his brother cried and became tired and all the trees in the forest ,
AS well as the animals became completely depressed and
Brahma and other devas of heaven , the serpents of the earth ,
The people of the world Saluted Jatayu by raising their hands above their heads,.
3532.Rama asked , “ oh younger brother , I have lost my masculinity ,
Due to the Rakshasas who do not follow Dharma and would I do ,
Penance after giving up everything or would I give up my life?
Please tell one of them . Due to me being born as son , the father,
Who gave birth to us died and here Jatayu our father has died,
And I stand still alive, What is to be done by me?”
3533.”When Rama told like this , his younger brother Lakshmana ,
After saluting Rama said, “Oh victorious one , Always,
Due to the nature of fate man gets into sad states,
Except for bad name? Now what is the reason for this thought ?
Should we not drown in great sorrow only after completely destroying the Rakshasas?”
3534.”My father , you being simple , may console yourself by the parting away ,
Of the simple Sita who has long hair but is there any other job ,
For you to do except killing him who took away the soul of our father Jatayu,
And what you told seems to be not proper now”, said Lakshmana.
3535.When the younger brother told like this Rama understanding that ,
Holding such thoughts are the sign of ignorance , consoled himself,
Wiped away the tears he was shedding due to great sorrow and told Lakshmana,
“Let us do all the after death rites to our father in a proper manner.”
3536.Then they collected black Akil logs and sandal wood logs and made a pyre,
Making others who see it wonder , collected the Durba grass properly as per need,
And threw flowers on the body of Jatayu , This was followed by making of a sand platform,
And carrying with him clear water by his big he hands , he arrived near that platform.
3537.Rama who is an expert in the manthra rituals as per the Vedas ,
Sprinkled sandal paste , water and flowers on that pyre and carried the body,
By his own two hands and placed it on the pyre built over the sand platform ,
Kept the fire on the side of head of the body and thus,
Carried out all the rituals that need to be done in a proper manner.
3538.That Rama who removed his sorrow due to his rage to destroy the Rakshasas,
Shedding stream of tears which was like the honey drops falling from,
The red lotus flowers falling on his body which was as soft as the new leaf,
Bathed in the river which was like the cloud getting immersed in water,
And after that offered water ablations with his hand to the great soul.
3539.All the beings which are higher or lower in status, starting right from Lord Brahma Drank,
The ablation water that was offered by Rama and became happy ,
And felt that the offer of water by the inter linked palms of Rama,
To the king of Hawks, with a request , “Please accept it “ ,
Was like Lord Vishnu the chief of all beings drinking the water himself.
3540.That lad Rama who knew how to achieve victory completely did all the rituals,
Which should be offered to the dead one including offers like that of offering rice balls,
And by that time the sun with his hot rays similar to Rama who was ,
Born in his ancient clan taking bath for the sorrow of death of Jatayu,
Himself went in to the sea to take bath .,