Kishkinda Kandam (contd)
11.Thanai kaan padalam,
Chapter on inspecting the army.
(Avery huge army of monkets under various great leader monkeys arrive there . Rama is greatly sayisfied and they decide to send them for searching Sita, all over the world.)
4407.All that night Rama and Lakshmana stayed there and before sun rose ,
On the top on the golden mountain of sun rise , we will now tell ,
The arrival of mountain like monkey army which was brought ,
By the powerful emissaries, in very great detail.
4408. That Satabali who is a monkey chieftain arrived with one thousand monkey captains ,
Who were each as powerful as ten lakh elephants along with ,
Ten thousand crores of monkey army whose back was bent and reported to Sugreeva.
4409.Another monkey chieftain called Susedana came with ten lakh crores,
Of monkey army who were each capable of uprooting the Meru mountain,
And who could drink refined alcoholic drinks and would not lose their senses.
4410.”The father of Ruma whose voice cannot be matched by nectar and .,
Who is the wife of Sugreeva along forty eight thousand crores of soldiers,
Who wre capable of churning the limitless ocean and ,
Make it in to slushy mud within a second came .”
4411. The great monkey hero Kesari who was the father of Hanuman ,
Who has great fame in this earth as well as all other worlds .
Came with fifty lakh crores of soldiers who were huge monkeys ,
Having shoulders like the Kailasa mountain and were like an ocean.
4412.The very strong Dhoomira who was as strong as the Varaha incarnation ,
Of lord Vishnu which lifted the earth came along with two thousand crores of,
Bear army who were having round stout form , whose one root of hair,
Can accommodate huge mountains and who occupied very large space.
4413Gavaksha came with four thousand crores of joyful monkey army walking ahead of him.
Who if individually get angry , can make Sun god lose his power and together and
If they get angry could hit and destroy the entire world where they live.
4414. The monkey commander Panasa who looks like a big mountain coming alone ,
Who used to make others shiver and make their mind break by his,
Unquenchable anger , came with twelve thousand crores ,
Of monkey army each of whom used to get greatly angry.
4415.Neela came along fifty crores of monkey army , who made very great ,
Joyful limitless sound which made the sound of thunder and roaring ocean,
Get scared, who were having great speed ,and who were like cruel God of death .
4416. Dareemukha a valorous hero brought with him thirty crores of monkeys,
Who were having long hands, huge chests , strong body and blessed with firm action,
Who are fierce , who have a form bigger than mountain, and whose eyes emit fire sparks.
4417. One valorous one called Akshaya came with thirty thousand crores of monkey ocean,
Who think that because this earth was not sufficient for them they want ,
A broader earth , who are spread all over earth and whose sight ,
Makes even the very furious crowd of lions get scared .
4418. Samba who had a form which was like a huge mountain came with ,
One thousand crores of very great monkeys who were coming rolling like the tides
of ocean and flashes and along with them he stayed there.
4419. Dunmukha who was having great strength and who is going to end,
The life span of Asuras apart from the life span allotted to them,
By Lord Brahma sitting on a lotus and their own bad Karma,
Came with twenty lakhs army of monkeys who were fearsome.
4420.Mainda who was the personification of victory and a great warrior,
Along with Gaja Gomukha came with one hundred lakh crores,
Of Monkey army who were all greatly angry as well as cruel.
4421.Dumindha who wore a garland of fully open flowers and who was ,
Like a mountain came with one lakh crore crores of monkey army ,
Who were greatly angry who were marching on both his sides,
Raising great heaps of dust which covered the earth and the sky.
4422. A valorous hero Kumudha who travels like wind fan ,
Who had more speed than the wind , who was more cruel than God of death,
Came with huge crowd of monkeys which resembled the ocean with tides,
Estimated as nine crores who had great mental and body strength and very enraged.
4423.Padhumukha came with forty nine thousand crores monkey army ,
Who would not be eliminated even if the ocean moves away during deluge ,
Who had strong , pretty and ling shoulders , making dust of earth rising up to heaven.
4424. Rishabha came with nine hundred crores of monkey army, who do not,
Get destroyed during deluge when all fourteen worlds get perished ,
Who were looking like being surrounded by array of huge mountains,
Who were extremely strong and had big and cruel shoulders.
4425.Deergapada, Sarabha and Vinatha came with an army numbering several crores,
Which appeared bigger than the huge ocean with very big tides,
Which cannot be estimated by any one, and who had black face ,
Who raised so much dust that it covered inside and outside of our globe.
4426.Hanuman who did not get scared even after seeing Sun God which had,
Its fearsome rays as weapons came with an army of twenty five thousand monkeys
Which had spread so much that the area surrounded by directions appeared small,
And which made heavens tilt to one direction , reached there.
4427.Nala who was the son of Viswakarma, the architect of devas and ,
Who resembled his father came with one lakh crores monkey army.,
Making even Devas wonder “Where is the end of this army?” and ,
Making the God of death faint , confused and perplexed.
4428. The monkey army collected by Khumbha and Kulasangha ,
Who were chiefs of army of big monkeys came and the army that,
They collected cannot be counted by people on this earth and,
Could be told as being equal the number of arrows in quiver of Rama,
And it is difficult to tell about the number in any other way.
4429. If that monkey army assembled there dip in the seven oceans ,
All water would go away and the oceans would look like white dust,
If they all tilt to one side , the earth and Meru mountain would tilt to that side ,
Suppose they stand up and take a walk , there would not be space in the world,
Even to put till seeds and if they get angry , even fire and Sun would get burnt.
4430.If the size of that army that has assembled on earth, is counted,
Seventy thousand Brahmas would not be able to complete the job,
If they start eating the entire globe would become one fist for them,
And if they are to be seen by the eye , even Shiva with his eyes in forehead cannot see them.
4431.If the monkey army wanted to break, the Meru mountain of north,
Would be completely broken , and if they want to hit something ,
They can hit the top of the broad sky and if they want to catch some thing ,
They can catch big wind as well as God of death and suppose they wanted to drink,
Something , they can take the water of seven seas in their hand and can drink it completely.
4432.They were capable of jumping beyond the directions that we specify,
They had mental determination to complete the jobs planned by their king immediately.
And those sixty seven crore army chiefs came easily collecting the very huge army.
4433, All those Army chiefs along with the monkey army that could be,
Thought of as spread in all the seven great oceans saluted the feet,
Of Sugreeva who is the son of Sun God who travels in chariot with one wheel,
And greeted him by saying “Long live”, “Long live”
4434.When that great monkey army came and settled there , the son of Sun God,
Speedily went and met, Rama the son of Dasaratha and said,
“Oh lord who is like god of death to bad fate , even before we thought,
Your huge army has arrived .Please come and see it.”
4435.Rama with great joy ,with a happy mind as well as pleasant feeling as if,
Sita herself has arrived and with great feeling in the mind , reached ,
The top of a very big mountain and Sugreeva , went back to that great army.
4436.It had a length and breadth of fifteen Yojanas and then he ,
Commanded the great army was , ”Start from the North to southern direction “ ,
And he himself returned back to Rama along with army commanders.
4437.Sugreeva again came back to Rama looked at him and told ,
“oh best hero among the powerful valorous heroes, ”Please see.”
And then he showed him the army as per their ranks and stayed there.
And that huge monkey army , like the ocean of milk with tides,
Travelling in a path , created a huge sound creating fear and moved out.
4438. Then the dust arose from the earth , covered all eight directions,
All the entire area of the earth , the round heavens where devas live ,
All the seven seas with huge tide and the globe ,
Resembled a huge pot which is completely filled with dust.
4439.If we say that this piece of army is similar to the ocean,
There are people who have measured the ocean but there are,
None who know about the breadth of this army .How would ,
Wise people compare anything with this great army ,and
Rama and Lakshmana who carefully watched this army for twenty days,
Were not able to see its middle and then how can one find out its end?
4440. If we think of victory Rama can be compared only to himself ,
For in this great earth or in the land of serpents , there is no one else ,
Who can be told as one who does not have comparison and that Rama
Examined properly the great army with his mind and eye
And then saw his brother and started talking with him.
4441.”Oh brother who wears garland of flowers full of petals , we both with our knowledge .
Saw the center of this very powerful monkey army , is there a method to see the end to this army?
In this world people say “we have seen the ocean” but has any one seen its last boundary?”
4442.”Oh brother who wears a scented flower garland , who can exactly find out the end,
Of the body of god, the ten directions , five great elements , wisdom ,
Languages that we speak , the changes in view of different religions ,
And the faultless monkey army that has assembled at this spot?”
4443.If we decide to see this great army thoroughly from here and then decide ,
To do what we should do , by the time we completely see it ,
Several days would get over and so it is proper to clearly think about,
What we should do and get engaged in it with concentrated mind.”
Said Rama and then Lakshmana who saluted him and started telling him.
4444.”Oh lord , whatever these valorous monkeys want to do any where ,
In any world , they would be easily able to do it. There is no place to say that,
There is an action that is impossible for them to do ? Searching and ,
Finding out Sita is a very easy job , for their very great ability and
Due to this army sins would get defeated and Dharma will win.”
4445,”That lord Brahma who was born in a lotus flower which rises up,
IN the water with waves, seems to have created all other beings in this earth ,
Only to compare them to this great army which has soldiers,
Who are like huge mountains which have got soul and move around.”
4446.”Oh Lord who is an expert in great books ,we should not cause any further delay,
But identify those people who should search for Sita and send them away speedily .”
When Lakshmana told like this , the great Rama started telling , the son,
Of Sun God who travels in a chariot drawn by seven horses.
12.Naada vita Padalam
The chapter on going away for search
(Sugreeva deputes four teams to the four directions. The team going to the south was lead by Hanuman. Sugreeva gives in detail the path they have to follow and reach the Mahendra mountain which is on the shore of the southern sea. Rama tells in detail , how Hanuman can identify Sita and tells him a few incidents only known to him and Sita. He also fives his ring to Hanuman as a makr of identity.
In Valmiki Ramayana , Sugreeva gives directions to all the four teams in great detail. He does not stop with the boundary of the Bharatha country but goes even beyond till earth’s end. The direction to south given by him is slightly different than what in in Kamba Ramayana . For example he does not name the Tamil kingdoms , nor does he mention about Temple at Tirupathi. In Kamba Ramayana he tells them to cross Vindhya and one of the places he asks them to go is Dandaka vana . This is not there in Valmiki Ramayana. He does not describe Sita to Hanuman nor does he tell identifying incidents. The ring he gives in not a’ pretty ring he wears’ but his signet ring with his name inscribed on it.)
4447. “In differing types , in not thinking but obeying
And without enemies who can oppose them
This army is standing in rows and spread everywhere ,
With nobody capable to stop them and
It also does not have any measure of its numbers,”
Said Rama and for that Sugreeva replied like this.
4448.” Greatly wise people after great thought say
,”This army has got seventy vellam soldiers.”
Except for this estimate, no one can say after doing ,
Deep thought that this army has an end point.”
4449.”For the monkeys in this army the number of victorious chiefs,
Are sixty seven crores and these chiefs are under the commander chief Nila
Who is having the strength to burn down even god of death.” Said Sugreeva.
4450 . Rama who was holding in his hand the victorious bow looked ,
With love at Sugreeva the son of Sun god who has hot rays and said ,
“Now what is the use of wasting time by talking various things ?
Let us think about how we would work effectively for attaining our goal.”
4441. That Sugreeva then looked at the great Hanuman and told,
“Oh chief , in all the three worlds you have the speed of your father ,
And capability to enter any where and so why are you delaying ,
Are you waiting to see , what the other efficient monkeys are doing?”
4442. “You please go from here and search for the ornamented Sita,
In the land of the serpents ,also search in earth and now you should ,
Also show us your ability to enter the pleasure land of heaven and search there.”
4453. “ According to what I know .the long palace of Ravana is on the southern side ,
And so you go to that direction , win over all the Asuras who are there ,
As the one who deserves fame is yourself and not anybody else.”
4454.”Oh clear headed one , I also vaguely remember that ,
Cheating Ravana armed with the sword , who has deceived ,
And taken away the creeper like Sita was travelling towards south. Please remember this.”
4455,”Angadha the son of Tara , Jambavan and other valorous monkeys,
Would come with great recognition along with you and let ,
Two Vellam of army also start with you for this search.”
4456.Let Sushena go towards the west , let Sathavali go towards,
North which is ruled by Khubera ,Let Vinatha go towards the east ,
Which belongs to Indra and all of them would go,
Accompanied by a very powerful armies .
4457. “oh leaders who are suitable to wear garlands of victory,
You please go with two Vellam army who are used to victory ,
Travel and roam everywhere in search of sita ,
And return back to this place within another one month,” said Sugreeva.
4458.Then he addressed those who were travelling to south and told.,
“You start from here and reach the Vindhya mountain ,
Which has thousand pretty shining peaks which would make you ,
Suspect that it is the Lord Vishnu himself and make you want to salute him.”
4459.After searching for Sita in Vindhya mountain , you please reach,
Narmada river , made bright be several type of gems,
Where even devas take bath , where the beees,
Sing music called Panchamam , after drinking the honey ,
That are in the flowers , which come floating in the river.
4460.From there go to to the mountain called Hema koota ,
Where the smoke like black coloured Asuna birds ,
Sleep when the deva maidens wearing a pretty waist belt ,
With desire were rocking a swing and sing sweetly.
4461.Then you leave with haste that Hemakuta mountain,
Along with the monkeys of your group and make to the shore ,
Of the lake behind you and go ahead from there ,
Then after searching for Sita with cultured habits ,
In the black pennai river for a few days and,
Go away from there with great speed.
4462.Then slowly cross the Vidharbha country which has ,
Scented AAthi and Akil trees and the cool scented sandal trees,
As fence and after walking a long distance , you would ,
Reach the Dandakaranya which has lot of water resources.
4463 There exists a garden in Dandakaranya called Mundaka thurai ,
Where it is told in the olden days sage Agasthya used to live ,.
And there if you happen to see sages doing penance in your mind ,
It would cause your mental worries to disappear. Please see that.
4464.That Mundaka thurai garden similar to the wealth of charitable people ,
Which is enjoyed all people of the world , exists for ever ,
And is similar to the cheek of very virtuous ladies , is sweet ,
In all seasons unlike the sweet fruits of the season.
4465. The people in that place do not blink the eye properly,
Would not sleep well and there is no gate to enter in to it,
And it would always give enjoyment like the love play ,
With the ladies in bed and it also has lots of water.
4466. After crossing that place reach a mountain called Pandu mountain ,
Which touches the moon in the sky , over which even the sun god,
With red rays thinks and stays there for a while, before going,
4467.Near that mountain is the broad Godavari river whose old waters ,
Which drags with it pearls , collected broken golden plates ,
Rathna gems , the churners from courtyards of cowherds ,
Trees ,huge rolling stones , animal in her ebbing waters.
All those who take bath in that pure sacred water of that river do not go hell called “Puth”.
And they do not wander here and there , and it could take you to world of devas ,
4468. After crossing Godavari , you have to go to Kavana river where Subrahmanya
Who has six faces , the killer enemies as per request of devas, which is a river of Dharma ,
Which is like a river of clear grace , Which is like desirable good habits ,
Which is surrounded , gardens having fully opened flowers on both its banks,
On all sides and which had shining gems which completely removed darkness.
4469. After crossing Kavana river , you would see the famous Surya kantha mountain, 534
Where the stones are released from the sling of the ladies and the big mountain ,
That produces great heat and the Chandra kantha mountain .
After you cross these mountains , after crossing several countries,
You would reach Konkana country where Adhi SEsha lives in hiding, scared of Garuda,
And also you would reach the Kulitha country.
4470.Then you would reach the Arundathi mountain which is like a gift ,
To those foolish people who argue that Lord Shiva is the best among gods,
Or The Lord Vishnu who measured the earth is the best God,
Who are all ignorant of religious ethics , to attain salvation ,
Which cannot be entered in to , Which is near Akasa Ganga .
Which merges the sun and moon in its peaks which touch the sky ,
And which gives boons to all those who salute it.
4471.After crossing deserts which scares all beings , rivers , wide streams ,
Akil trees, sandalwood trees , mountains which touch the clouds ,
And Prosperous countries, if you further proceed in that path,
You would reach the emerald mountains where Garuda gave ,
Nectar to the Serpents with poisonous mouth for saving his mother,
And after saluting that mountain proceed by a path on its side.”
4472. “Then you would reach the Tiru Venkata mountains , which is,
The boundary of the southern and northern toungue , which posses,
That thing which is the end of all the things that we posses ,
Which is the boundary of deep wisdom, , which does not have ,
Anything which can be compared to it nearby and which has valleys ,
Filled with bee hives all around which is shining like the bodies with fame .
4473.Without doing any action that lead always either to the good or bad Karma ,
Equally regarding the wealthy life praised by devas as well as ,
The lowly life that makes you wait for the food that is given in charity
And getting clear understanding that the prime reason for this birth,
Is those two types of Karmas were the great saints who live in that mountain,
Who can cut off the relation with Karma there itself and who are great enemies ,
Of those good and bad Karmas and they merit to be saluted to be saluted from here itself.
4474. That mountain has rivers full of bathing ghats where pure hearted Brahmins,
Who have given up cheating live , where saints of great penance ,
Who have thorough grasp of the Vedas and Sasthras live in their hermitages ,
And which is a place the calves of elephants and tiger cubs sleep soundly .
To the music of Deva maidens to the accompaniment of music played,
On a musical instrument, Called Kinnara by strumming its sweet wires.
4475. When you reach that big mountain with peaks all your great sins would vanish,
And you would reach salvation immediately and so do not go inside but avoid it.
After that you would reach the Thondai Nadu which has wealth of water and,
Please completely and thoroughly search tha country and then after wards ,
Reach the divine and famous river Ponni(Cauvery) , which has great looks ,
And search thoroughly on its two banks for Sita.
4476.After crossing The Chozha country where the Cauvery with water ,
As clear as the minds of those who attain heaven is situated,
You would find a place where sages who have completely forgotten,
The sorrows caused by past Karma and you please go speedily by that path,
With the knowledge that the people who sleep do not attain any thing but dream,
And reach the mountain country which has mountains which shine due to the ,
Luster of gems and after searching there go and reach,
The Pandya country in the very widely spread Thamizh speaking country.
4477. Then if you reach the south Thamizh Nadu in which there is the podigai mountain,
In which the great saint Agasthya is doing penance where the Tamizh Sangam,
Is established and where the great sage lives permanently, Salute that mountain ,
Go forward and then cross the pretty river Tamravarni and then see ,
The great Mahendra mountain with its big valleys where the elephant calves live
And from there you would be able to see the southern ocean.
4478. You cross that place and in that place and places beyond search for Sita,
For the entire month and then you come back to this place” and then Sugreeva,
Ordered them to Take leave from him speedily and proceed ahead.” And at that time,
That Rama whose incarnation was the very tall Trivikrama looked at Hanuman,
With lot of mercy and said, “Oh expert in books of justice , if you happen to see Sita ,
I would describe her form to you so that you would be able to recognize her”
And then Rama took away Hanuman to a private place and then explained.
4479,Rama addressing Hanuman told, “Oh Hanuman, , the pretty fingers of the red feet,
Of Sita would resemble the coral pieces of the milky ocean anointed in red cotton juice ,
And attaching the crescents of moon at their top and they are properly formed ,
And the lotus flowers and other things used in the world which are used in comparison,
Would not be proper comparison for them and apart from that,
Which other things in this world are suitable comparison to those pair of feet.
4480, “Oh Hanuman, The tortoise which has been used by all the great poets ,
Using their intelligence for comparison with the upper part of the ladies feet wearing lot of bangles,
And apart from that also mentioned some other things , to Sita who speaks in a lisping voice,
Similar to the music of Kurinchi Yaazh which is played at night , they are not suitable ,
And you please understand this aspect with great clarity.
4481. “The tender heels of the innocent Sita who has a pretty hair which is,
Difficult to portray by artists ,Though guessed truly , by the great poets ,
Who quote in comparison for varal fish which is in the family way ,
And the quiver, the paddy crop in yielding , if repeated by me, what pleasure would I get.”
4482. “The boundary for the comparison of the thighs of ladies with long hair,
As Banana has been won by the thighs of Sita , Can we mention any other comparison?
You please think whether the Yazh with its strings, the honey with taste of nectar ,
And the cane juice from cane grown in well watered fields
Would be a better suitable comparison for her thighs.”
4483.”Oh best one, Sita has a pot and Cakravaka bird like breasts tied by cloth ,
And who has a waist like the Vanchi creeper and her ocean like hips,
Which are next to waist belts cannot be compared to the hood of Adhisesha,
Who carries the world and the chariot plate of Sun who destroys the fog
And in this I do not think there is any need to tell you further.”
4484. If you want to hear comparison of the thin waist of Sita seeing
Whom Lord Brahma can create any pretty lady, it is not possible,
For by using our organ of eye it would not be possible to do it ,
As it cannot be seen by the eye but only can be felt by my hands,
It is not possible to say it exists by any other means.
4485.” If we see generally the belly of a lady would be like a banyan leaf , or very thin drawing board or very soft , silver plate which is white like milk or round shaped mirror or similar things , If we tell like this , it would be fib or an unimaginative lie, for if we say Sita ’s belly ,
Looks like a banyan leaf , it is not at all suitable for this is the nature of her form.”
4486.”Oh Hanuman whose knowledge is more wider than the sea , if we see that ,
The belly button of Sita is similar to the Koothali plant which has not shrunk or
Nandiyar Vattai flowers among the round flowers which have pretty holes ,
They are highly inappropriate but in general terms, I had earlier believed that,
The whirl pools of Ganges would be similar to her belly button and ,
So imagine the river Ganges in your mind while searching for her.”
4487 .”On the belly of the creeper plant like Sita there is a hair formation ,
And that is the flow of my soul and so we have to mention a comparison to it ,
Which would be agreeable to all, please understand it is like the supporting branch,
To the faultless thin waist which is spreading so that ,
Its tiredness would go away and holds it firmly to it.”
4488. Sita who is Goddess Lakshmi who left lotus flower feeling that,
Its inner petals will hurt her , on her pretty belly there are three golden colour folds,
And they are the victory sign left by the god of love, who is an archer that all the ladies .
Of all the worlds have been defeated by her beauty.
4489.”I will tell that her breasts are a box made of gems , or a golden pot .
I would think it is a red tender coconut and would say it is a dice made out of corals,
It is the tusks of an elephant , and without missing they are chakravaka birds,
Which have come out in day time and since I do not know any comparison ,
In this world to them , I would be sorry that I could not find a suitable one.”
4490.”When I see the sugar cane or row of bamboo plants , from my eyes tears ,
Would run like rain water and I would be sad, except that do I know ,
A proper comparison to her shoulders ? Since I do not have a steel like mind ,
To find a comparison the shoulders of Sita and wears flower garland ,
Around which bees hover and hum , When can I tell that comparison?”
4491.”Saying that , In all the worlds one thing is similar to the forearm of Sita ,
Is wrong .Even if we tell a comparison telling that her forearm is like Kanthal flower ,
Is very cruel. Telling it is like Makara Yaazh it would bring to our memory some other thing ,
For how can Kanthal flower and Makara Yaazh be like her great forearm.
To a beautiful thing, is there something more beautiful than that.”
4492. “If the young leaves of the Asoka tree with great perfume on one side,
The newly formed pretty , newly leaves of the very desirable Karpaga tree ,
And the flowers with thin petal which flower on the lotus creeper are ,
Not sufficient comparison to the pretty legs with sound of anklets ,
Of Sita who has very thin waist and how can they be compared to her hands.”
4493,”Sita who was like a young pretty flowering branch with white teeth and red mouth ,
And lustrous ornaments had a pretty sharp nails and is it possible for people like us to tell clearly ,
Without confusion a comparison for that ?The parrots said to the Murungai flowers ,
“You are finding fault with us as being not comparable to the nails of Sita “
And became angry with them and if they tear those flowers off ,
Thinking that they are the mouth of the ladies who find fault with them,
And can those nose of those parrots be compared to beak of parrots.”
4494. “Oh suitable one , Like you think of the lotus flower on seeing her pretty hands and feet,
And if you see the neck of Sita who has divine eyes which are like the sword , you would be ,
Reminded of the growing betel nut tree and the conches which are born in the sea,
And if you think that they are good comparison to her neck , Get assured,
That they are comparison to betel nut tree and conch.”
4495. “The pretty mouth of Sita who has black eyes like the black lily flowers,
Cannot be compared to Corals . red Netti , Red Kovvai fruit . new red lily flowers ,
The flower of Ilava tree which has not faded, the Indrakopa beetle and flower of Murungai tree,
Because it is deep red but looks more like white and it is filled with honey,
And that which can be compared to that mouth is itself.”
4496. “There is no nectar which is red and there is no honey which is red,
And even if they are perhaps there, they give sweetness ,
Only when they are eaten and not when they are thought about,
But if we try to tell comparison to the coral like mouth of Sita who has a lustrous forehead ,
During the time when we are joyous and according to the liking of the mind ,
There seems to be no things in this world which can be compared to it.”
4497.”Oh learned one , At that time when I told that the teeth of Sita are like,
Jasmine buds , the bottom of peacock feathers and pearls , I would feel like telling,
About her words as those comparable to the nectar , milk as well as honey,
But except for saying that there is no comparison to her teeth ,
Is there any comparison available for nectar of devas and if you are capable ,
You can understand about the nature of the teeth of Sita , without thinking about comparisons.”
4498.”Oh Hanuman who can see the future, If her nose is similar to gingelly flower,
Or the Kumizham flower with hole , those things do not have luster like that of,
Shining gold, shining gems and there is nothing with those things that cause that luster,
You can yourselves guess about the prettiness of that nose ,
Which is impossible to be drawn as a picture by great artists.”
4499.” The comparison to the ears of ladies told by young boys are the leaves ,
Of Vallai creeper , scissors and the pretty hair cutting tool and if these are told,
By wise and great men as comparison to the ears of Sita , it is an act of lunacy .
With a thought that the silver studs that she wears have done great penance ,
To reach her ears , we should also think that it is not possible ,
To get a propped thing of comparison to all things in the world.”
4500. “Her lustrous broad eyes which are having the black colour of Lord Vishnu,
As well as white colour but even if we see it a thousand times,
We can say it is broader than the broadest ocean but we will ,
Not get any suitable comparison to it , even if we think very deeply ,.
As it is not something that can get limited in to one ‘s mind .”
4501.If we seek a comparison to the eye brows of Sita who has sword sharp eyes,
One eye brow can become comparison to other and any other thing would be just a comparison.
Generally if we take any thing that is normally mentioned as comparison to eye brows ,
And mention it as comparison to eye brows of Sita , we can tell but it would not be a proper one.
If we can compare it with the bow of God of love , since there are no two such bows, it is not suitable.
4502. “The white crescent of the moon that appears during the initial day of waxing period,
After seeing the beauty of the forehead of Sita who has tender foot which makes the lotus flowers ,
Of day time gets ashamed, became shy and thinking about it for several days ,
And being called “Mathi(brain)” thought that on that if could remain a crescent ,
Without becoming the full moon , it could perhaps be compared to her forehead.”
4503.” After we came to the forest , there were none to decorate her locks of hair,
Which fall on her forehead and in spite of that , even when she had not made up her hair,
There was no diminishing of beauty to that hair and that locks of hair ,
Even left as it was created by Lord Brahma was always new looking,
Over her blue gem like forehead and there is no comparison for it.”
4504. “The Black coloured cloud’ s centre , Red lily flowers , bent bows , the victorious kendai fishes,
The lustrous gems added to the moon was as the face of Sita by Lord Brahma himself ,
And when you see her lotus face from near , please clearly think
And understand whether they are there”
4505.”Those hairs if Sita which was made by single ones to a large group was thick and perfumed,
And it appeared as if it was made by cutting a piece of black cloud , anointing it with honey,
Then smoked it with Akil smoke , make it further black by applying darkness of night ,
And tie it step by step and make it hang as a pleat and then it appears to keep heavy weight on her.”
4506”.Even for the divine lotus there is the fault of it possessing the outer covering ,
Even for the upper edge of beauty , the moon , there is a fault of the black form,
And even for all the best things , there would definitely be little fault within it ,
But for Sita who walks like the swan , there is only perfection but no fault.”
4507.”Oh sir , if we do proper thinking , the perfection of women’s beauty ,
Is not there even with goddess Lakshmi , who lives on pretty scented lotus flower,
But to the koel like Sita who has black eyes like Kayal fishes , red mouth , pretty breasts,
Which would make even Devas salute her , there is no deviation ,
From the perfection of beauty for ladies and you can recognize her by that.”
4508.”That Lord who sits on the lotus flower created the musical flute .
The Yaazh , koel , parrot , baby lisp and all that can be compared to sweet voice ,
With his well experienced ability and made them as sweetness in voice ,
To Sita who has a a very thin waist but did not create any other thing,
That stands comparison to that faultless sweet voice. Would he do it in future?”
4509. Though the three worlds with heaven are spread without boundaries ,
Except the very great nectar which gives great taste when kept on the toungue ,
There is no other thing which can be termed as good and if we want to tell ,
A comparison to the soft words of Sita who has fish like eyes,
We can either say honey or nectar but both are sweet to the toungue not to the ears.
4510.”Oh best among people with good character , the swan with a lisping voice ,
Which lives on the lotus flower , the pretty female elephant which walks prettily,
Even making the devas get astonished but I would not consider them,
As good comparison to the walk of Sita and she has a gait like the ,
The progress of the epics containing rare words written,
By ancient great poets who were experts in writing verse.”
4511”,Her colour is like the changing shade of the young mango leaves and even,
Golden colour would become black before her beauty and even the colour of gems ,
Are not proper comparison to her colour and the colour of lightning would become shy ,
On seeing her and will not come out and would vanish not to be seen any where.
Even the colour of lotus would become shy before her and what other colour shall I say ,
And If truth is to be told only her colour compares well with her colour.”
4512, “Oh well behaved one ,Keeping in your mind the firm belief that,
There are no ladies who are comparable to Sita , examine her clearly ,
And then go near her lustrous full moon like face ,
And then tell those identity incidents which I am going tell you to her “ again he told.
4513. “Please tell her the incident , when I entered the ancient and prosperous city of Mithila ,
Along with sage Viswamithra for witnessing the Yaga of king Janaka who wears ,
Long flower garland on his hair , on the terrace of the maids quarters near,
The pond where the swans play , I happened to see her. Please remind her abut this.”
4514,”Sita whose chastity is like the ocean where a boundary cannot be made had thoughtfully said,
“”if the one who has come with the divine sage Viswamithra has not broken the mountain like ,
Bow of lord Shiva , I would give up my life.” You please tell all such news in detail to her.”
4515.”Please remind her how I saw her in the council of the great king Janaka ,
Having pretty mountain like breasts which resembled the two tusks ,
Of the Elephant in rut wearing the ornamental mask and a thin waist ,
Which was breaking due to the heavy weight of the breasts ,
And who came like the matchless streaks of lightning in the sky.”
4516”Oh innocent Sita , do you think that you would walk following me ,
In the burnt forest which I have not seen before , inspite of your,
Being one who gave joy to me and would you now cause sorrow to me “
I asked like this to Sita , Please remind her about it.”
4517.”Oh Lord who is leaving the king dom that is yours and who is going to forest,
Does it mean every thing except me will now give joy to you ?” saying harshly like this,
Sita shed tears from her eyes which move like fishes and which are like big lotus flowers and
Was not able to stand properly and became greatly famished and depressed. Tell this to her.”
4518.”On the day when we left the prosperous city of Ayodhya ,
In front of the big wall made of stones that tough the sky
Before we just crossed the pretty doors of the city .
Sita asked, “which is the boundary less cruel forest?”’
Please tell her all these so that she understands.”
4519.Rama after telling al these identifying incidents told him,
“Have a sweet journey.” And then gave him a very good ring,
On which the best of gems were embedded and told.
“Oh wise one , let all your job be completed without road blocks”
And as soon as he bid him farewell , Hanuman wearing
Long heroic anklets along with the grace of Rama went ahead.
4520. Then the hero Angadha , the very strong Jambavan with a killing rage ,
Saluted Sugreeva the son of sun god by their head and later saluting
Rama and Lakshmana who were expert archers along.
With huge ocean like army , went towards the southern direction.
13.PIlam pugu padalam
Chapter on entering the cave on earth
(The monkeys lead by Hanuman search for Sita all over Vindhya mountains , Reach Hema Kuta mountain, and there they split the army in to several parts and asked them to search every where and reach Mahendra mountain on the shore of the southern sea. THeu reach then a he desert. To escape from the desert they r enter in too a cave hole .They suffer there due to it being pitch dark,Hanuuman leads them in the darkness and they reach a beautiful city which was populated by a lady called Swaymprabha who was doing penance there. She was cursed by Indra to guard the cave till the monkeys come. Hanuman breaks open the cave and Swayamprabha goes to Deva loka.
In Valmiki Ramayana there is no mention of a desert. Also Swayamprabha takes them out of the cave by her divine powers,.)
4521,After they went to the southern direction , Sugreeva the son of Sun God,
Sent other armies to all other major directions and those monkey heroes,
Who were agreeable to the job of searching for Sita . along with an army .
Who can fight and stop the entire world , went ahead agreeing to come back by appointed time.
4522. Those monkey heroes who had shoulders which were like mountains,
Searching Sita who like a flowering climber had a waist which will make even lightning surprised ,
Apart from searching in the three major directions went to the ,
Southern direction where the rich Tamil language is spoken,
We would now tell about them and their ability to do duty.
4523. They went and speedily reached the slopes of Vindhya mountain ,
Which with its red sindoora powder , with the luster from red gems ,
Being dense appeared like the sky at dusk , with serpents ,
Ganga and moon there was like the head of tufted head of Lord shiva.
4524.Those faultless monkeys searched in that Vindhya mountain,
Its peaks which were shining like red gems , the caves on its ,
Pretty long golden peaks , its sides and its long and pretty valleys ,
Within a days time as if they had searched for very many days.
4525, Those monkey warriors who went feeling that only the boundary less,
Oceans were a match to them , went without causing any trouble ,
To all beings on the earth and went on searching the dark haired Sita ,
Searched the entire earth area of that Vindhya mountains,
As if they do not have any connection with any body else outside them.
4526. Those knowledgeable monkeys separated them selves with ,
Some going down , some going up , Some jumping on the sky ,
Some searched near trees sucking water by its roots ,
Some on that mountain , some in and near the water bodies,
And if in the search they had not seen any being living there ,
They definitely would not have been created by Lord Brahma.
4527.Making the hardness of earth getting reduced, those monkeys ,
Who had gone to search on the southern side travelled,
Fourteen Yojanas and reached river Narmadha in which,
Buffalo calves and black long clouds were there.
4528.They scattered and went round where swans play , in places ,
Where the Deva maidens were taking bath ,in places where devas of heaven,
Come and visit , and in places where the bees fly around sugarcane and scented flowers.
4529. Those monkeys who were searching for the difficult to find Sita,
Saw the black scented hair of Sita on the black sand of the river,
Saw her face on the lotus flowers which are surrounded by black bees like hair ,
And they saw her pretty laughter on pearls but they were not able to find the whole Sita.
4530. They who had a body which would get joy in fighting a war ,
Who had a very unified mind, who by nature were merciful and grace ,
Crossed that river Narmada where the male elephants in rut ,
Which are engaged in war and the female elephants enter and play.
4531. Then they reached a a mountain called Hema koota which was protecting ,
That vast and famous direction giving rise to the joining point ,
Of several rivers which originate from its shining peaks ,
And which was having pretty lustrous gems .
4532. The mountains near Hema Koota , trees and other materials ,
Were shining due to great amount of light like the heated Gold from that mountain,
And was looking better than heavens and was greatly lustrous.
4533. That mountain stuck golden foils from it on the birds and other beings,
That came to live on it and made al think that it was similar to the very tall,
Meru mountain and had the capability of spreading the luster of gold everywhere.
4534.The fire like red gems over which small pieces of gold got attached ,
Were flowing down with water in big streams and were looking,
Like the flow of molten gold in to the red burning fire.
4535. The sound of music of Vidhyadharas, the sound of dance of soft footed,
Deva maidens who wear white bangles and have come from heaven,
The sound of back ground music which is in tune with the dance ,
The trumpeting of the elephants , the sound of thunder,
Which was like the drums which booms had all joined together in that mountain.
4536.After seeing the Hemakuta mountains , they thought it was the residing place ,
Of Ravana who holds a sharp spear and who made the nectar like Sita , poor deer like Sita
Resembling a peacock sad and their anger increased and their eyes.,
Spat sparks of fire and their eyes became deep red.
4537.Thinking that would search in that mountains and due to that ,
WE would remove the sorrow in the mind of Rama , those monkeys ,
Became joyous and with a heart full of joy , they lost their fear,
And they climbed on to that Hema kuta mountain.
4538. On seeing those monkeys who climbed on that mountain,
The crowd of Yalis run away , the killer lions that were spread all over ,
That mountain also went away and after searching all over the mountain,
And not finding Sita with a pained mind they all said, “Now we are sad.”
4539.After searching for one day in that pretty golden mountain
Which was one hundred Kadhams broad which was very tall almost touching the sky
They were not able to find that flowering branch , and got down from the mountain.
4540. Angadha and other monkey leaders looking at the monkey army ,
Which is spread in terms of two Vellam of army ordered “You all search ,
All over the world and meet us in the faultless Mahendra mountain,
Which on the southern sea shore , “ they all went away from that mountain.
4541,Hanuman the son of wind god who had very strong shoulders ,
And those heroes who were well known for victory in battle ,
Went by one path and reached a desert which did not have water ,
And where the sun with its very hot rays was extremely fearsome.
4542, In that cruel desert birds did not live and animals were also,
Rarely visible , the grass and trees with honeyed flowers were completely absent,
And there even stones got burnt in to ash and there since everything there,
Becomes dust and flies , there was there nothing except empty space.
4543, The monkeys who went there , with their five sense organs shivering ,
With their wisdom disappearing , with their gold like body sweating ,
With a boiling mind , felt as if they have fallen in the burning hell .
Of the southern side and like the worms having only,
A body with bones felt as if they were boiling over.
4544. Those monkeys who had great thirst were having their toungues,
Hanging out and due to the heat of the sand developed boils ,
All over their felt when they walked and their body got more hot ,
Than the desert and it got burnt and liked puffed paddy ,
Jumping in the hot pot they started jumping here and there.
4545 . Seeing no shade any where so that they can stand there ,
They who had a body from which the soul can depart ,
Who had already suffered limitless sorrow , whose feet,
Was greatly hurting them and made them jump .
Tried various ways to escape from that desert ,
And reached a cave like hole on the ground there .
4546.They thought that “ except for dying it is impossible to cross this desert and go,
And so going through this cave in the ground would help us would at least ,
Help us avoid travelling through this desert “ and they entered in to,
The hole in that ground so that they can do some search there also.
4547, Then they reached inside the hole in that ground and entered a cave there,
Which was completely dark in side as if the darkness of the world ,
Which was scared of the Sun was hiding there for seeking protection.
4548. They were not getting up , did not have interest in walking ,
They decided that there was no way to go to outside from there ,
And in that darkness which was like the solidified ghee,
They got drowned themselves and breathed deeply .
Not able to know where the other monkey is.
4549. Except Hanuman all others were standing still without knowing what to do,
And with a very sorrowful mind thinking “All of us have died”,
They addressed Hanuman and told “Oh very strong Hanuman,
Do you have strength to lead us out of this very great sorrow?” they requested him.
4550. Hanuman ordered the others “I would do all that is needed to keep you alive,
Do not sorrow and now you stand one behind the other and catch the tail ,
Of the monkey in the front , without ever leaving it “ and as soon as they did it ,
That great Hanuman went ahead feeling the walls of the cave and walked fast.”
4551.That Hanuman who had shoulders like the tall Meru mountain , with a huge form,
Walked twelve Yojanas in the light of the shining of his two ear globes,
And walked with great speed so that the spreading darkness gets over.
4552,Then the monkeys saw a very pretty city in side that hole cave on the ground ,
And it appeared as if the Sun God who opens the lotus flower was living there in hiding,
And it appeared that seeing it the heavens in the sky also would feel shy,
And that city was similar to the face of Goddess Lakshmi who lives in the lotus flower.
4553.It had trees like Karpaga , it had water bodies with fully open lotus flowers,
It had boundary walls with tall golden spires , It would make even Devas get astonished ,
And it was constructed by Maya with great effort working for several days.
4554. Even the city of Indra was not equal to that city and though,
The sun and the moon that appear normally on the sky , they did not appear there ,
Due to the gems as well as gold embedded on the palaces ,
All the darkness there was removed and the city was shining.
4555. That city was like the home of poets who sung in praise ,
Of King Kulothunga Chozha who was greatly praised by the world ,
Being full of heaps of gold , shining golden apparel .
Soft scented sandal paste and heaps of shining ornaments.
4556.Sice the city was not having ladies who had tied anklets with sound on their leg,
With men of good character , it was as if every one was sleeping or ,
A drawing of a city which does not have any life.
4557. That city with endless greatness had cooked rice and other food,
Tasting like nectar , honey like the Tamizh language , matchless cold alcoholic drinks,
Plenty of sweet fruits and many other food items like these,
Which were producing pleasant aroma .
4558.All of them seeing that great city which never gets destroyed.
Before their eye, thinking that it was the city of their enemy Ravana,
Talked among themselves became happy and surprised ,
Entered that city through its long and wide golden gates.
4559.Those monkey warriors entered the town and started searching,
And they could find their devas and men of earth and heaven,
In the form of pictures only but did not see anything.
4560.There were canals there ,There were ponds there ,
There were gardens with scented flowers there ,
There were koels which coo like the lisping of damsels with blue lotus eyes
There were Nagavana birds , parrots , young swans with pretty wings ,
But ladies were not visible there in any place .
4561.They understood the nature of that city when they entered there,
And they thought that it may be a city of illusion which is not used by any,
And they thought it may be heaven but knowing that one can see heaven,
Only after undergoing suffering of hell, they gained courage.
4562.Then they thought “we are not dead and never thought about ,
Ways to attain heaven and we have not forgotten past incidents ,
WE are blinking and doubting . WE should not act of people ,
Who have fainted now as it would be a mistake . How can we ,
Understand the state we are in “ and they stood there confused.
4563.At that Jambavan addressed those monkey heroes and sorrowfully told,
“That Ravana who has taken away Sita with Bamboo like shoulders ,
And who has kept her in hiding and who is a very big thief ,
Has done this trick to imprison us by making us enter here , It is really great .
There is no end to this and would come to an end by our previous bad karma.”
4564. Hanuman looking at Jambavan told with a burning mind,
“If we are not able to climb out of this hole , we being more strong ,
Than the sons of king Sagara , we would drill the earth and climb out of here ,
If that is not so we would kill all the asuras who have deceived us ,
And rise up above , So do not fear at all.”
4565.When Angadha and other monkeys liked what Hanuman had said ,
They decided firmly on that strategy and then they walked through the town,
They saw a form with very thick matted hair with a lady form doing penance there.
4566. She had tied round her waist a bark cloth , her breasts which were
Like the lined Chakravaka birds was like a golden plot with dirt,
She had on her pretty face which was like the full moon with thirty crescents
Red tints , eyes like the black kayal fishes , And her eyes were concentrating on the rip of her nose.
4567. Her chariot plate hips were joined tightly with her thighs ,
Which were like Banana stems and her thin shaking waist ,
Did not move at all due to the heavy weight due to her breasts.
4568.Her two tender hands which were like the lotus flowers ,
Were kept on thighs of golden colour which were kept one near the other,
For the sake of destruction of passion and others which are the enemies with in ,
And for the sake of destruction of desires and directing five senses in good path.
4569. Her long black hair which was let loose in waves , had become,
Thickly matted and was rolling on earth , Her bad and good Karmas had ,
Been completely moved away , the attachment in her mind going away ,
And her merciful grace was seen through her eyes.
4570.The monkeys approached lady who was sitting like that and thinking ,
That she is Sita , who is like Arundathi , they started liking her , became nervous ,
Looked at Hanuman and asked “Is she Sita “?Please compare her,
With her identity which was told to you by Rama and tellus.”
4571.Hanuman looked at the monkeys and asked “Which identity and which property
Shall I say is possessed by this lady? This creeper like lady is not the wife of Rama,
If the garland of bones is similar to the garland made by the precious nine gems,
She can be considered similar to Sita”, he told them.
4572.At that time that lady woke up from her yogic sleep and feeling ,
That it was not proper for them to come before her , she became angry ,
“What is the cause of your coming to this city which is not approachable by any one?
Why did you come here ? and who are you ?” , she asked them.
4573. They replied , “Asuras who cause only sorrow to this world did an act of deceit,
By taking away Sita and hiding her, And we are the emissaries of Lord Rama ,
Who is faultless and who has established Dharma in this world and we who,
Started searching for the place where she is hidden are wandering everywhere.”
4574.When the monkeys told like this , she who was sitting there stood up ,
And with love and became one possessed with as much joy as a mountain,
And told tem, “Let your visit become auspicious and now I would dance with joy.”
And stood there shedding tears of joy from both her broad eyes.
4575.Then that lady who was like a pretty deer and who had very long eyes ,
Asked Hanuman “Where does that Rama stay?” , that Hanuman ,
Who did not have big desires and had sterling thoughts told her,
All that happened to Rama from beginning to end.
4576.After hearing everything about Rama told ,” my faultless penance ,
Has now only attained its purpose ,” and with great love towards those monkeys,
Bathed their feet with water , and made them eat food that was as tasty as nectar ,
Started telling sweet words that were greatly pleasing to them.
4577.Hanuman then saluted her lotus like feet and asked her ,
“Who is the chief of this city ? What is your natural name ?
Oh lady who has done penance so that the world would praise you ,
Please tell.” And that lady who had a hanging hair ,
Started telling Hanuman , all that happened to her.
4578. “Oh good one , Due to Maya(asura architect) who was a great one with a face of deer ,
Following the yogic techniques clearly mentioned ,lifted his face up ,
Eating only the rays of the sun and wind and did great penance ,
This big city was given as a gift to him by Lord Brahma with four faces.”
4579.”After this city was made like that that Asura wanted to make love,
To one Deva lady with a pretty forehead and that good lady was my friend,
Who was like my soul and since that Asura begged for this favour ,
I brought that deva lady from the golden heaven ,
And made her reach this hole cave on the earth.”
4580.”That Deva maiden and that Maya made love and got in to the passion,
Desired by Andril birds and they without knowing anything lived in this city ,
For a very long time and I who was friendly with that lady who wore big ear globes ,
Moved with her very closely and with affection I stayed with her here.”
4581. “Oh person with good culture , after several days after their living together,
Happily , the king of devas who came in search of the Deva maiden got very angry ,
And killed that very strong Maya and told that lady who had feet like ,
Pretty peacock feathers and pretty teeth and smile told her.”You have erred.”
4582 . “When Indra who was angry asked her to tell all that happened ,
And that lady who had a cheeks like fully matured coral , caught me ,
And told “This bad thing was started and brought to a close by this lady” .
And that King Indra after analyzing all aspects told me, “You live here alone.,
The job of protecting this city is yours”
4583. “When Indra ordered like this , I saluted him and asked,
“When will the way arise so that my sorrow will come to an end ?”
Please tell me a day when it will end.” And even before I asked ,
That Indra said, “As per the order of Rama , when very strong monkeys ,
Come here, your sorrow will come to an end .” and he went back to his town.
4584.”Oh Great Hanuman ,here you have food to eat , pastes to apply on body,
Flower garland to decorate yoyr head , Good cloth of attractive colours ,
And though I have got all these but without touching them and ,
Giving up all attachments , to win over my bad fate , I have been,
Doing long penance which is beyond imagination.”
4585. “Oh Sir , this hole cave is one hndred Yojanas broad and
AS I do not know the way to climb to world of devas , if you help me ,
There is a chance for my redemption and please think about ,
Ways to achieve that in your mind , “ She told.
4586. When Swayamprabha told like that , Hanuman after saluting ,
The flower like feet of that lady who has won over the five senses ,
By his head , told, “I would give you the golden land where Devas live as a crowd.”
4587.Other monkeys addressing Hanuman requested , “Oh great one who mercifully saved us ,
From dying by drowning in this hole cave which is the ocean of darkness ,
Please take action that is needed to be taken now ,” and that Hanuman,
Whose good qualities can never be sufficiently praised , decided to do that.
4588.Hanuman looking at others said, “do not get scared” and with a soft smile and started like
A male lion to join the wide cave merge with the land in the sky by breaking up the top of the cave
And lifted up his long hands and assumed a form that occupied the entire sky.
4589.That son of wind God with his two lustrous hands on both sides of his head ,
Looking like two bent tusks , making those who saw him greatly scared ,
Broke open the top portion of the cave and grew up and was looking ,
Similar to the huge black boar form of Lord Vishnu who brought back the earth from Patala.
4590. He was similar to the matchless feet of Lord Vishnu who grew up above .
The auspicious sun with his rays who was in the sky created by Lord Brahma who was born,
On the lotus flower which grew from the belly of Lord Vishnu, after he ,
Requested for two feet of land from Mahabali and measured the worlds by two steps.
4591.Hanuman broke open earth to a distance of one hundred and forty Yojanas,
Came out on the outside land from that cave , lifted up the city of the cave ,
Making even devas shiver and threw it on the western ocean and shouted in joy like ocean.
4592.THat piece of the cave city is still there in the western ocean with a name,
“The destruction less cave city” and the monkeys along with Swayamprabha ,
Who had a long forehead reached the land and she went back to golden land of devas.
4593. Those very strong monkey heroes praised Hanuman and after walking for a day,
On the earth reached a lake full of water and stayed on its long bank and ,
At that time The great Sun God with a chariot went to western mountain of sun set.
14.Aaru chel padalam
Chapter on going to the river ,.
(When they were taking rest on the banks of a lake , an asura called Thumira attacks Angadha who kills him. From there after visiting several rivers , mountains and countries all those monkeys reach the Mahendra mountain.
In Valmiki Ramayana, the fight between Angadha and Thumira takes place on the Vindhya mountains itself. The details of places in south India visited by the monkeys , is very briefly dealt in Valmiki Ramayana.)
4594. The monkeys who saw the lake reached its broad bank and ate honey,
As well as good fruits and undertook sweet sleep on one side of the lake ,
And coming to know about them an Asura with bad conduct and ,
Very many victories came to that place .
4595.He was looking like a mountain and also a big wide black ocean,
And when his cruelty matures he would kill all people and in that,
He was comparable to the God of death and he is the store house for cruelty ,
He had teeth like poison which were like the crescent of the moon ,
And he had also eyes which spit fire due to anger.
4596.Due to the huge clouds which give rise to heavy rains , jumping on his hand,
And then moving all around his body and due to that matchless rain water ,
Fell all over his body and the water ran around his body , he looked like a mountain with streams.
4597. That Asura had so much strength that the devas and the Asuras,
Who had equal strength like the devas could not defeat him,
And so except for them , would any other people ever think of fighting with him?
4598. He had shining red hair , in his walking style he was like a fan ,
He used to rub one hand with another when he gets angry ,
And he speedily arrived at the place , where those monkeys,
Who follow Dharma and who were deeply asleep ,
Due to walking a very long distance , were there
4599.That Asura called Thumira who was like God of death , thought,
“Who are these silly people , who have reached here in spite,
Of knowing that this lake belongs to me and he slapped ,
And hit on the chest of Angadha who ws wearing a garland.
4600. That Angadha who was strong woke up from his sleep and thinking ,
That one who attacked him is Ravana , the king of Lanka ,
He slapped him back and that Asura who was like God of war died.
4601. At that time When that Asura who was slapped by Asura ,
Fell like a mountain falling being hit by thunder ., he shouted loudly ,
And as soon he fell down , all the monkeys got up scared as if ,
They have been caught by a ghost and waving their hands wearing anklets,
Speedily , They all crowded round that fallen Asura .
4602.At that time hanuman looked at Angadha and asked him specifically
“Who is this person, please tell. What harm did he do?” and that Angadha replied,
“Oh truthful elder , I do not know anything about him,.”
4603,Jambhavan looked at Hanuman and told “I thought about him ,
So that I can understand as to who he is? He is an Asura called THumira,
Who carries the spear coated with the flesh of his enemies,
And he is an asura who rules over this lake with very deep waters.”
4604.The famous God with red rays, the sun , wanted to wait and see ,
Whether any more Asuras are coming for war and after waking up from ,
His sleep and not seeing any one else coming , he rose on the eastern ocean,
And all those monkeys went towards Pennai river with newly opened flowers.
4605.Those monkeys who went in search of a lady crossed the sand dunes ,
Which were like breasts of ladies and were not liked by Chakravaka birds
Reached the Pennai river which had red lily flowers similar to the mouth of ladies ,
From which nectar can be drunk , the pearls which were like teeth of ladies ,
And the lustrous lotus flowers which were like the face of ladies.
4606. Those monkey warriors who had seen the end of knowledge ,
Searched for Sita in the ghats of the river, in places where peacocks ,
Were dancing with glee , in the islands of that river , in nearby gardens ,
In water bodies near by from where cool wind was wafting ,
In lakes where clear flowers were there and in the lustrous crystal rocks.
4607. Those monkeys were staying in one of the ghats of Pennai river ,
Which comes with waves which blow away the roots of the births full of sickness ,
As if they are big pieces of wood and which had whirl pools,
From which it is difficult to escape and comes carrying several gems .
4608. Those monkey warriors who were engaged in search of Sita ,
Crossed the pennai river where all people take bath ,
Reached several forests , crossed several mountains and reached,
The Dasarnava country which has wealth of water filed ,
With waves like those people who have at last attained salvation.
4609. That Dasarnava country had sweet champaka trees , had ,
Many agricultural fields that produce food and those monkeys ,
Left that wealthy country and reached the very famous Vidharbha country
Where the Sugreeva called Usunas was born , without much difficulty.
4610 .After they entered the Vidharbha country , they went through ,
All the towns of that country and they assuming the form in which ,
The body had Dharbha grass and sacred thread and searched everywhere.
4611. “Those learned monkey warriors after searching for Sita,
Like that in that place leaving that pretty country which is surrounded,
BY fields growing red paddy and speedily reached the Dandakaranya ,
Where many sages who had great knowledge of Jeevathma (one’s soul) lived .
4612. After searching all over Dandaka , where saints who were like
The cruel god of death to the cruel people who are similar to ,
The thorn like sensory wants which live in our body enjoying the senses,
They left that place and reached a place called Mundaka Thurai.
4613. In Mundaka thurai all the water mixed slushy mud getting mixed ,
With the pastes and lotions applied by Deva maidens on their big breasts,
And because the water also got mixed with their flower garlands and scented Kajal
All the fishes living there lost their meaty smell and the birds like storks never touched them .
4614. The Vidhyadara ladies who are pained for unfulfilled love to the Vidhyadhara king,.
Would get scared and start trembling when they hear someone else sing
To accompaniment of Veena, and the tears that they shed at that time ,
Would become a river in which elephants take bath ,Mundaka thurai was one like that.
4615.There the ladies who had mouth like red lily , who by their voice defeat the Koel,
Who had eyes like crowd of arrows , shining faces and who sing nectar like songs ,
Would be swinging on the golden swings tied on two betel nut trees there.
4616. They reached the Mundaka thurai which was like this and within ,
A time of thought they searched for a long distance and not able to see ,
Sita whose hair was made up in five ways they became sad and went further.
4617.Then they reached the cool peaks which touch the sky of the Pandu mountain,
Where one felt that it was the place from where Ganges flowed from the big feet ,
Of Lord Vishnu when he took the form of TRivikrama and which was very pretty.
4618. That Pandu mountain due to it being lustrous gave rise to confusion to the moon,
Which had clear light and which completely removed darkness from earth,
And was similar to Kailasa mountain which rolled on Ravana and pressed him.
4619. For locating Sita they started searching on that lustrous mountain which touched the sky,
And which was white with great anxiety but they were not able to find out Sita ,
Who talks sweet words which are like a desirable and joyful songs and they became sad and depressed
4620.Those monkey warriors who were as fast as wind and were as strong as ,
The tiger with very cruel looks moved away from the bottom of Pandu mountain,
And reached near the river Godavari which was like garland from the hair of Sita ,
Who was being cheated and abducted by Ravana, which fell on the earth .
4621. That river Godavari had waves which were rising up and was coming out full,
Had very clear water and was like the river like flow of tears of Goddess Earth,
Who gave birth to Sita who was found by king Janaka who was saluted by all ,
When he ploughed the land for conducting Yaga after chanting the Vedas.
4622. That river Godavari which brings gems as well as Gold with it and which passes,
Through many forests in a pretty manner looked for the people from the faultless sky,
Like the necklace of gems that was snatched and thrown away by Garuda ,
In a faultless war with the great Rakshasa Ravana,
4623 Those monkey soldiers who were capable of judging what is right or wrong,
After searching all places near that Godavari river and since they were ,
Not able to find the peacock like Sita who wore bangles , travelled ,
For a very long distance and reached the Kavanaka thurai(sona river),
Which as per the great books removes the sins committed of all beings,
4624. Those monkey warriors crossed , the cultivable regions where ,
Golden bee , honey bee and Black bees , crane and other birds ,
Sugarcane crops, red paddy crops and lotus ponds abound ,
And which was blessed with wealth of water and also crossed.
The Kulintha country which had coconut gardens and tender coconuts .
4625. Then they crossed the seven divisions of Konkana country and crossed
The sea shore countries where pearls from western sea , conches , pretty black lotus flowers,
Neithal flowers and several areas with cold water ,were there in plenty ,
And reached the Arundathi mountain , which had tall peaks due to which,
The moon went round it and which was saluted by the Devas.
4626. After going near Arundathi mountain and not able to find the place ,
Where Sita who added beauty to beauty , they left that place also and,
Reached the emerald mountain where cowherd maidens exchanged ,
Honey for their very good curd and stayed there and not able to find Sita,
Moved further and reached the Venkata mountains at the boundary of Tamil Nadu.
4627. In that mountain where sages , Brahmins who new Vedas , great thinkers ,
Who were capable of reforming people who had past Karma to do good deeds ,
All devas , All deva maidens, and Sidhas come daily take path in blessed waters there.
4628. In that divine mountain Devas , who have controlled their five sense organs ,
Controlled passion generated by those organs , Who heard bad words told to them,
And Who have been hit by the arrows of deceit sent by the eyes which were like swords ,
Have achieved victory over all of them and were doing very great penance.
4629.Even the animals that live on that Mountain which supports
The divine feet of that God with a colour of the rain rich cloud
Who is holding the divine wheel, attain salvation and when it is so,
Would the yogis who follow truth and do penance there , not get salvation?
4630.Reaching that mountain and seeing those great ones who do penance there ,
Those monkeys saluted that god ,who is lord of salvation which never gets over ,
AS also the feet of the great ones who were pure and doing penance there.
4631. Those monkeys who could assume any form that they want ,
After saluting them searched for the peacock like Sita with black hair,
All over the place and not finding her there, assumed the form of Vedic Brahmins,
And entered the good Thondai country which was blessed with plenty of water with waves.
4632, That Thondai country was full of , mountains with their slopes ,
Gardens around the courtyard of cowherds , cultivated lands ,
All around water sources and areas of sand with clear tides.
4633. The cultivators when they beat the bullocks when they,
Plough the land , The crowd of swans with webbed feet got scared,
And ran on the paddy that had grown on the honey that ,
Were raining from the fruits of the jack fruit tree and ,
Destroyed the white germinated seedlings there.
4634. The collection of Kuvalai flowers which were like the eyes ,
Of the ladies with long hair would had closed flowers as if they were sleeping,
And on the Banana plant which were in the water filled fields ,
Which were like the thighs of the cow herd ladies ,
Cranes would sleep and also koels would sleep.
4635.The peacocks who woke up due the great sound that was coming,
From various instruments in the street , thought that it was thunder heralding rain,
But would not become happy and the swans playing there hearing ,
The drum played by the dancers would not get scared and go away thinking it is thunder
Would the people who always mix and live , get confused?
4636, Looking at the leaf sheath of young leaves of the coconuts ,
Which are tall like the chariot , the young kendai fishes would shiver ,
Thinking that it was the crane which was coming to eat them,
And they looking at the young lily flower stem which is sharp ,
The frogs would think that they are rat snakes coming to eat them and shiver.
4637.The young deer like cow herd maids trying to catch female crabs seeing ,
The white gems yielded by the white lustrous conches would think,
They are eggs of cranes which are not hatched and ,
Would try to break them on the back of the tortoises.
4638. The bent sweet fruit flesh of jack fruit tree borne
On its branches in the hands of the very young male monkey
Is crowded by flies similar to the bees surrounding ,
The open flowers in the flower rich gardens,
4639. Those matchless monkey warriors after crossing the rich Thondai country,
Reached the CHozha country through which the wide Cauvery river flows,
And walked with difficulty in the paths of that country crowded with ,
Densely planted red paddy , sugar cane as well as Betel nut trees.
4640. Those monkey warriors would knock their feet against fallen fruits ,
Which are very ripe and attract those who want to eat thm,
From the young bent and sweet coconut trees which had grown up,
In the banks of ponds where crowd of cranes with fixed lower beak ,
They also would also slip anf fall on the ever flowing honey there.
4641. The black coloured water crows seeing the huge vats ,
Which were filled up with the juice of sugarcane in cane factories ,
AS the small pond which are places for the crowding fishes to grow,
And would one after another dip themselves with a back ground song.
4642.Due to gardens with large number of bees , which crowd,
Round flowers , pouring out lots of honey , many monkeys ,
Without finding out the truth , thinking that they are ,
Water tanks filled with fishes, would sit continuously on tree branches.
4643. The Banana plants push out fruit bunches and add to the scent there
Due to pollen of Pandanus flowers getting attached on bamboo they also give out scent,
Due to the scent of mango fruits the seedlings give out scent ,
And also the red lily flowers which are grown all over give out scent.
4644. Those monkey warriors who have moved away from bad fate to good,
After going through that prosperous country where Cauvery flows ,
And where there were many water storages went to the mountain country ,
And leaving that reached the sweet southern Tamizh Nadu.
4645, That Pandya country which has given pearls praised ,
By all the seven worlds , had greatness by giving three ,
Types of branches of Tamizh and was extremely rich.
Saying that only the heaven would only be comparable to it , may not be proper .
4646. Those Monkey warriors who were of very good character reached ,
That southern Tamizh country and searched in all places ,
But could not find Sita with a long hair any where ,
Felt like they were about to die and being very sorry , started telling.
4647. After crossing the big roads of that country where ,
The southerly wind carrying moisture was always wafting ,
And reached speedily the Mahendra mountain
Which was similar to elephant of the south lifting the earth.