Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kamba Ramayanam-Kishkinda Kandam-Padalam 11-14

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.

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