Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kamba Ramayanam -Sundara kandam Padalam 1-2

5.Sundara  Kandam
(Book of the beautiful one)

Translated by

(This book starts  with the jumping and crossing     the ocean to reach   Sri Lanka and ends     with the marching of the   monkey army  and reaching    the banks   of the southern sea.
    While Hanuman crosses    the sea, the Mainaka mountain stops him and offers hospitality  , He  is stopped next by Surasa  and later  by a Rakshasi called Anghara Dhara   , whom he kills    and reaches city of Lanka. He fights with lady of Lanka , defeats her. Then he searches   the entire city   and at last locates her in Asoka Vana guarded   by many Rakshasis.   When he was there in hiding Ravana comes to the garden with his entreaty  of love.Sita rejects   it with all her might. Ravana is about to kill her but later gives her two months time   to change her mind and goes away. The Rakshasis threaten Sita.   When Hanuman makes the Rakshasis   sleep  , she attempts to hang herself. Hanuman stops her and  identifies himself properly and gives her Rama’s signet ring.  She is overjoyed. When Hanuman offers to carry her back, she logically refuses   to accept the suggestion, She gives her hair brooch to Hanuman   asa mark of identification.  Hanuman takes leave , destroys Asoka Vana  .He kills many Rakshasas including Aksha Kumara , the son of Ravana. He is tied using Brahmastra    by Indrajit and taken before  Ravana.  Hanuman  tells about Rama and Sugreeva and advices  Ravana to  give back Sita to Rama. Ravana refuses and wanted to kill Hanuman .On advice of Vibheeshana he changes his mind but orders that his tail should be burnt ,With the burning tail, Hanuman sets fire   to Lanka, goes back and meets Angadha and later Rama.  He reassures Rama of the  safety and chastity of Sita.  And the huge monkey army marches and reaches  the shore  of the southern sea.

Kadavul Vaazthu
Prayer to God                                                                                                                                            

The people of wisdom   who know     the end of Vedas    would say   that,
“Rama by seeing whom   , the five elements   appeared   separately,
And differently ,  looks unified  , like the  vanishing  of  illusory snake which we see in the  evening  ,
Is the one who held    a bow   and   entered the city  of Lanka   to fight.”

1.Kadal thavu Padalam
Chapter on jumping  over the ocean.

(This chapter describes how Hanuman jumped and crossed the sea and reached the city of Lanka.  Mainaka Mountain first offers home hospitality    which he refuses. Surasa  sent by Devas    says that he has to become her food. He changes  his form in to a micro one, enters   her stomach   and comes out. A Rakshasi called Angardhara  again attacks him. Hanuman enters her stomach    and comes  out with her intestines after killing her  .  He reaches the city of Lanka.
   The  meeting With Surasa   is described in a different way in Valmiki Ramayana.   She  appears with a big form but not blocking his way  . When she wants him to enter in to her mouth   Hanuman   increases  his body size to a very huge one. She also increases her mouth size. Hanuman becomes very small suddenly    enters in to her mouth   and comes out  .Angaradhara    is called as Simhika in  Valmiki Ramayana. She does not appear before him but catches his shawdow and makes him immobile.)

4741. That great masculine  Hanuman   saw  the land of the devas   from proximity,
And  suspected that  it is Lanka   surrounded by the ocean   and later ,
Understood that it is the land of devas liked by everybody 
 And  dropped  the idea of searching there, knowing that the lady who has to be seen in not in heaven.

4742. He saw the ancient city of Lanka  ,its gardens of security, golden heads of birds,
Round boundary walls  , it victorious  main door , the  avenues , where  white  houses  ,
Which were painted with lime  were studded with gems  
And he slapped   his shoulders  and shouted loudly  
So that the tip of the sky   and  eight   directions shook.

4743.  When that  deathless  Hanuman  strongly pressed his feet  , that  blue mountain  ,
Went down below the earth  big serpents with strong teeth,  with  lines on their body.
And mouth which were  spitting fire came out from   the caves,
 Which give gold like  the stomach of mountain  which got torn with  their intestines coming  out.

4744. The  lions with shivering manes   which were   sleeping   in caves  ,
Which were difficult to enter   became ferocious  , bled   and  were  crushed inside,
And all birds  , making the very wide   ocean  of the deluge got ashamed  ,
Produced great sound by loud wailing   and covered  the sky and hid the sun light.

4745.When the huge  ferocious elephants with  elephant calves    with long tails ,
Waved their   broad ears and touched   their backs  making  seasonal winds  blow at that time ,
 And along with soft  she elephants   which were like cloud which hugged their body,
Fear   caught   hold   of the nearby   trees   and loudly trumpeted.

4746.When the   peaks which shine like gold   of   the very lustrous  mountain  ,
Was pressed firmly   , it became powdery   and the dust started   flying  ,
And at the  time when it got split   huge tigers  got   scared   and holding.
Their little  ones   with  closed eyes and soft hair   around them  , ran away.

4747.When that mountain which had large population  of teakwood trees  , unlike its nature  ,
The kings of Vidhyadharas   holding  their swords and holding   their shields   up  ,
Rose up and that scene  of their fast raising  was like   the valorous heroes ,
Rising up when   in the great battle they were fighting , the enemies got crushed.

4748. With sun, moon and stars   standing  aside  ,with the  long cool mountain
 Going inside  the earth  , with Hanuman   having sharp nails and strong shoulders  ,
Standing like   the ship’s mast  with   bubbles   coming  out of depth of the sea,
The entire      scene  was  like   a  sinking    ship.

4749. The stream of the mountain   applying  on itself    red sand stones  ,
The very scented sandal paste  , saffron  , kulika  , the cool gold coloured pollen ,
Expelled  from the  flowers   and many other    such things  ,
After taking bath in the cool springs   which were   falling widely on the earth  ,
Looked like    the mountain was split  and wounded and blood was  flowing from it  .

4750. When   the black mountain was rotating   like   a churner  in the ocean of milk,
The sages who have won over their sense organs   reached    the sky,
Without completing   their duties which   they had earlier   started,
And were like  the sages who reached   heaven without leaving attachment  to their body.

4751.Due to the breaking   of that lustrous mountain  , deva maidens  ,
Looking like peacock and having tender hands  started shivering  ,
And tightly embraced the devas and each of them felt as happy as Lord Shiva,
When  the sharp teethed   Ravana  shook the Kailasa mountain ,
And the very scared   Goddess Parvathi   embraced  Lord Shiva.

4752,With the mistakes committed and well fermented  alcoholic drinks ,
Affecting their wisdom ,   those very angry  deva maidens who had love tiff,
Due to the trembling of the mountain,    got  scared and hugged their husbands ,
Went up in the sky , greatly worrying about  the birds in the nest left behind by them.

4753. When events were progressing like this  , devas , sages  and,
All those who are in the three   worlds  stood in the sky according  to their rank,
And went on sprinkling   bunches   of flowers  , sandalwood  and other   scented powders,
 On that  Hanuman and    told “Oh very wise  monkey , please   proceed .” and  he started .

4754.The very strong  friends  told  Hanuman     , “Oh Victorious  friend   who wears ,
Scented garlands on his   very strong shoulders, this ocean   which was drunk by Agasthya,
Is something that   should be crossed by jumping   and    do not get   a feeling in your mind ,
“It is useless  and this  is nothing before my strength  , Please proceed  “,
And hearing  that , the mountain like Hanuman   agreed  with what they told.

4755. The devas thought, “This measureless  form   is not  limited  up to Lanka,
And  there is nothing   in this world which is capable   of stopping  him,”
And looked at him with surprise   and  that  Hanuman who had garlands on his chest  ,
Bent his body towards the front and   pressed    the mountain with his two  divine feet,
And   that gold colured   Manhendra mountain, reached  the level of the plain.

4756.Hanuman speedily lifted his tail up, folded his  strong legs  ,
Made his chest tight   and with   his two famous  hands becoming happy,
Tightened his neck  ,  stretched  his hands  speedily like    the   wind,
Rubbed   the heavens with his head and rose   in sky,
Without the eyes  of people   being able to see him.

4757.As soon as that Hanuman rose   up,  leaving the mountain  ,
Great trees with branches, mountain which  have bamboo plants  ,
Victorious elephants   and several  other things , thinking  that,
This was  the service they were  doing to Hanuman ,
Rose up with Hanuman as  if they wanted   to visit  the cool Lanka.

4758.Those flower garlands , trees with gums  , standing mountains  ,
Many animals  , several other living beings  speedily went by the way,
That Hanuman proceeded  and due to their lack of strength   to reach,
Lanka surrounded by the sea, fell down as if pushed down  in the ocean on the way.

4759. Due to the great speed   with which Hanuman  was proceeding ,
Beasts  , trees , the soil covering   the roots , flags and other material,
Were   sprinkled and   spread all over  and below  the sea and the bridge ,
Was thus formed then itself ,  before Rama who was similar to devas.

4760. Due to that  , waters   of ocean  broke in to two   and the bottom most land,
Which is very much liked   by the serpents   was visible   to every one  ,
And due to the luster of serpent gems  , That great male  Hanuman   saw that,
And thought  , “I have done great penance   to   see   the wealth of  the king of serpents.”

4761.Remembering the  speedy splitting of the ocean  , due to great  wind,
Raised by the  huge wings of  very strong Garuda  when he went to steal   the nectar,
The people   of the serpent land   thought  that again the very strong Garuda ,
Has come back and thinking of means to escape, with great sorrow scattered here and there.

4762. Due  to that the monster fishes which normally   split and disperse ,
Became inactive  , the sharks  became sleepy  , the lustrous palm fishes died,
And with similarity    to   the wind which blows    at the end of the deluge  ,
That Hanuman who had sharp nails   went speedily   and the tides ,
Of the ocean were   pushed  and went as if they wanted to reach Lanka  before Hanuman.

4763. That emissary of Rama   who was flying   in the   sky  creating great scare ,
To  the  eight elephants carrying the world in eight different directions ,
Was resembling the three headed  mountain  which was  pushed ,
Travelling over the southern sea , when  Adhisesha held meru mountain,
Using his  thousand  hoods    and  the wind God   completely stopped blowing ,
And we can imaging the trouble that  things on his   path would undergo?

4764.Indra who holds   the Vajrayudha   and rides   on  the ever moving horse,
With his eyes which were  not able to follow the speed   of Hanuman   , who   taking a form,
In which the oceans and earth surrounded   by the ocean was   within  himself,
And was travelling with a speed in which top of  one universe   was dashing at another ,
Was looking like   the   matchless  Pushpaka  Vimana   going to city of Lanka.

4765.That  Hanuman who was going with great anger    was  praised by Devas,
Made the sages who were greatly learned   in Vedas   greatly   astonished  ,
And was saluted by the  people of earth  , wanted   to again  , 
Crush  the cruel and proud  Rakshasa  Ravana  and was  resembling,
The Kailasa   moubtain which was going alone in the sky.

4766.That Hanuman who was having   the form of  a Brahmachari  ,
Who was famous all over the world due to  the wisdom  which was  greater than Lord Brahma,
Was like the axle pin   for the entire   world,   which filled it with   dharma  and wealth,
And resembled the  golden Meru mountain who was  speedily going in search of his  long lost  son.

4767.That Hanuman who was speedily  going  , breaking the clouds and making fall the stars ,
Which  fell on the ocean full of tides  , confusing the sky  , tearing the   directions  ,
Making the Meru mountain move  , making the peaks  of mountain surrounded  by water ,
Resembled   his father, the wind god  , who blows angrily    at the time  of   deluge.

4768.When the effect of good deeds done   by Ravana   with twenty hands  and ten heads,
Who without any body’s help   sat alone   did great penance  by controlling his five senses,
Got exhausted  , as an evil omen, , Hanuman was like the Sun  instead  of rising in the east  ,
Started  rising  from the North    and started   going   towards   city of Lanka.

4769.Hanuman was  like the God  of death , Who after depending on    the human being  Rama ,
Fearing to be alone   and  has decided   to go to another safe place
With his  great power and his   being  eminently suitable  decided  to go  ,
To the great city  where Ravana   whose only   work was valour.

4770.Hanuman  was like the full  moon   which  spreads  light   of happiness ,
Everywhere , his shoulders  which were as tall as the sky   would make,
The very stout Meru Mountain ashamed  and he was like the full moon,
On the full moon day    at the time of deluge   when everything is destroyed.

4771.Hanuman was   similar to Garuda   who  flew   over all the divine oceans ,
Making them  tumultuous  , making  all the  hills which are  called mountains,
Follw him and  churning   the intestines   of all Rakshasas, to show his prowess ,
To the    very strong   Lord Vishnu    who holds    the divine wheel.

4772.That Hanuman    who travelled  making   the seven worlds  below,   shiver ,
Send his   tail up to the  end of the seven great  worlds where   the devas live,
And devas   were  greatly surprised  , that the   tail of Hanuman measured ,
Which was like the   rope  of god of death , the sky which was  measured by Lord Vishnu with his feet.

4773.  The tail  of Hanuman  who knew  Vedas , who  was full of  mercy,  
And enthusiasm , who  had challenged and was   jumping   over   that ocean,
Which was helping him  joyously,   hid itself on the   back of Hanuman  ,
So that   it cannot   be seen  by  those asuras who had drunk toddy ,
And were engaged   in silly tasks   and was like the  rope of god of death.

4774.  That  huge tail loosened   like  the poisonous  Adhi sesha who  was tying himself around
The Meru mountain and who was  staying   at the top of the mountain ,
Became listless  on seeing Garuda    as per wishes  of Vishnu   and  loosened   its one tie .

4775.The mountain like  Hanuman  who had victorious  and very huge shoulders  ,
And who was  like a  monkey lion , was going so speedily   like  that  and a   a huge   wind,
Was generated   which caused   the dashing against each other of the planes  of Devas.
Which were  travelling in the sky    and this caused   many of them to break and fall in that black sea.

4776. Due to that the world of Indra who was holding Vajrayudha became  apprehensive,
With the thought   about   the intentions   of Hanuman    who was going like   that,
And  in this earth   people felt  that  the great speed   of Hanuman who had curved sharp teeth,
Is not going  to be limited  to the boundary of Lanka and due to that they  got worried and ran away.

4777.Those aquatic animals who ate the whales   and  are  told to have a body,
Of one Yojana length    by the people and puranas ,  became   worried  and upset ,
When the tides  of the sea crossed   the oceans  and due to the   wing generated ,
By  the body of Hanuman when he jumped  over the sea, all sea fishes died and floated  on water.

4778. At the time    when Hanuman   was crossing the ocean by jumping  , his great hands  ,
Which gives him uncontrollable energy  , which were   similar   to each other   and,
Which gave him great speed  were similar   to  the brothers  Rama  and Lakshmana   ,
Who had  the great nature  of not separating from each other  
And going on both sides , in front of  Hanuman.

4779. When that mountain like Hanuman  was proceeding like a cyclone,
A mountain called Mainaka  which was looking similar   to the ,
Iravatha elephant which was  in the east among those   elephants  ,
Rose from the ocean   ay this scene   and  was as  tall as the sky.

4780. That mountain which touched the sky    had one thousand  golden peaks,
Which gave luster , which had   several streams    which never dried up,
And was similar to  the upper cloth  of  Lord Vishnu    and looked as if  ,
He had arisen from the sea full of fishes,  which wander about  ,
For the sake  of destroying the bad deeds  of the cruel asuras   , who were there.

4781.When the  matchless earth which was   holding that mountain  moved away due to weight,
Without understanding the wisdom as described   in the books  and  as if looking at ,
The world through   the sense organs   that  mountain had got drowned  in the ocean,
And was  rising up because Lord Vishnu was supporting it , in the form of turtle.

4782. That mountain rose like Garuda    who went inside   the sea to steal the  nectar,
Defeating   the king  of ocean and   moving    him away  , with its wings  ,
Which have not been cut   and growing on its sides  in a luxuriant manner  ,
And with its colour  which cannot be found fault with  matchlessly shining.

4783.That mountain rose   like  the  golden egg  which gave birth  to Brahma,
So that  , the   grace  of undying  divine God  who has neither beginning   nor end  ,
Is exhibited  And who after rising   created all the three   worlds   and all  its beings.

4784.And it was  similar to Lord Brahma   who was born out of that sea  who did,
Great penance    within the sea water   easily thinking  that  “Unless  I attain  that  creator,
Who is my father    without any doubt , I would not    do any    good    actions,”
and rose up   after   the penance  was completed.

4785. That mountain arose    from the ocean like the   moon god  ,
Which   rose from the sea when it   was churned   by the devas  and asuras,
As per the orders of Lord   Vishnu    who never   becomes old  ,
When   due to the sorrow   caused by giving  of the garland by Durvasa  to Indra  ,
And cursed   him so that  all the material  which were  in heaven would get drowned  in sea.

4786.That  mountain was saffron coloured   had  golden peaks  ,
Which were twined by blue coloured    coral creepers  ,
And   in all the surrounding   of those peaks , the makara fishes(sharks),
Who were   sleeping   along with  their ladies, lost their sleep and woke   up.

4787.The shells  in the sea  with bent bodies which were in advanced   stages of pregnancy  ,
Gave  birth to  very great pearls  and were in the sky like row of algae ,
In the crystal courtyard  and with    the conches    resembling the stars ,
Were resembling the full moon   in the clouded   sky with  lots of stars.

4788.The mountain rose with many thousand     thousands   of  different types of gems,
On its peaks    which were  like   the well extended   very long arms  ,
And were resembling   someone going inside the  ancient sea   ,
And coming   out with hands    full   of shining   lustrous  gems.

4789.The long  flag on tall Thethaa tree   touching the sky  was looking like  a garland,
Of  that mountain which rose up , whose white  streams were  falling down hidden like fate  ,
With  Panai fish and whale jumping continuously  in the mountain pond    without waking up  .

4790.Like  the sages who have given up all attachments who have attained    freedom,
From  six   types of hereditary enmities   and three   types of crimes  by their great wisdom,
The poisonous snakes  which have  been hiding in the  mountain caves   for long time,
And which were greatly suffering  due  to bloated body  breathed heavily and came out.

4791.That  Hanuman  who  is tainted with passion  , Seeing the mountain,
Grow up  within a time  a black gram   takes to roll on a mirror, rising  up from the ocean  ,
 Grew up bridging the sky and the  earth and  Hanuman  grew up  further and further
And with great  surprise  saw that mountain   and thought  “What   could be    this  thing?”

4792.Observing that   that big mountain   has spread all over the water and was very tall,
Hanuman who was going   thought  , that it was not good for him   pushed  the mountain,
So that  Its peak fell down making its roots come up   and peaks going down  ,
And making the land of devas   above him  , jump up on the sky.

4793That big mountain which was hiding under the sea   , scared of Indra,
Became nervous and scared  by that act  but with uncontrollable affection,
Assumed  a matchless human form   stood erect  before   Hanuman,
And said  , “my father please  hear what I have to say” and said.

4794.”Oh sir , I am not one belonging to   some other world .When Indra ,
The slayer of his enemies   sent Vajrayudha with a   command to cut  the wings,
Of  all mountains  and when all mountains were being  destroyed, the wind god,
With great love   pushed  me in to this   sea  and saved  me.”

4795.”Oh Hanuman who has shoulder higher than all  that is tall,
Because you are the dear son of wind god  , pushed   by the  great affection,
That I had towards him and because   there   is no help that  I can do to you,
I have come   up thinking that   you could rest for some time on my golden peaks  and then go.”

4796.”Oh Hanuman who stands firmly for justice  , The good natured   sea told me,
“The son of wind god as per the orders  of  Rama   who is coloured like black cloud  ,
Is coming  for searching Sita   with the intention   of    protecting Devas  ,
And so you please   go and stand   on a side of the sky. There is no greater luck than this.”

4797.”Oh Hanuman who wears a golden garland   over   his   broad chest  ,
Since  I  have  more affection towards you  than your mother , come here ,
Thinking of that   and accept   all that  I can give    you now. When a guest ,
Comes to his  house  , can the   host behave   in any other    way.”

4798.By those   words that valorous  Hanuman understood   that  , he  ,
Did not have any evil in him  , And with his face which was  shining  like scented  lotus,
Smiled  at him  and stared    at the direction from which those  pleasant words  came  ,
And saw the golden peaks of that mountain which had  bamboos grown on its slopes.

4799.Hanuman said ,” I will  not get tired  and the reason is the love  of Rama towards me  ,
And unless  I  am  able to fulfill my aim, I would not eat anything  and due  to the hugging ,
Of your love  ,  which is sweeter   than honey  ,
I have stayed in your home and what else  can I give you?”

4800. “The culture  of love   practiced   by the ancient seven  philanthropists,
The philanthropists of the middle period    and the last seven philanthropists,
Was great   and  because this body which has     received  love from you  ,
Has great strength than bones , we can say  , there is no worship better than love.

4801. That Hanuman who wore truth as ornament   looking at Mainaka   said,
Now itself I will reach  the mountain in Lanka city and if I am able    to return,
After   doing the work commanded   by Rama  , I would  partake   in the feast,
That is offered by you” and flew forward    with the eyes of mountain   following him.

4802. The  red sun of the sky  , the  cool moon  , the  various  planets  ,
On which all the devas   travelled, stars  , clouds   and all other things  on the sky  ,
Were  all crowding together  in a spot as they   did not have any difference of opinion,
And Hanuman went   speedily like  the  storm at  the time of deluge.

4803.The Sun seeing   that    he was  rising more higher than sea water  thought,
“When he was a toddler  not even able to walk   with his red feet  on the earth,
He had jumped   on my chariot  and I am not clear  as   to on whom he is jumping now.”

4804.The  strong body of  truth of Hanuman who was  of golden colour  having   white teeth,
Which were shining like a sword  by his sides  and his  very  highly held tail reaching the sky ,
Were dividing the atmosphere  as dark below him   and  very  lustrous   above him.

4805 When  the devas   full of wisdom   who came there  summoned  Surasa,
A lady with pure  mind and told her   to find out   the real strength  of Hanuman,
Who has undertaken to put an end   to all sorrows    that filled  the three worlds ,
That lady   took a form of a big Rakshasi     and stood    before   Hanuman.

4806. She took the form of a Rakshasi with a very big mouth  which was  ,
Extended  by her like human desire  and  told   Hanuman, “Oh Hanuman,
Who was born in the clan of very strong monkeys  , Please live  ,
Making even the cruel God  of  death   getting scared of you  ,
Please come as meat   for becoming as my food “ saying this  ,
She   stood with an open mouth  with her head   spread all over the sky.

4807.  “Oh Charitable one  , please become one who cures the disease  of my hunger  ,
And come quickly   and come  by yourselves   and enter  my mouth  ,
Which has huge teeth which are    stitched   by fat , as there is no path in the sky.”

4808.When Hanuman told her  , “You are a woman  and are suffering  ,
Due to pangs of hunger and so if I return after   successfully   completing ,
The job of Lord Rama  , You can eat my body and with love  and friendliness,
I agree   to this  “ hearing that , the Surasa  laughed  making fun of him.

4809.That Surasa then told “I would eat   your body and satiate  my hunger,
When all the seven worlds are   witnessing it . This   is my oath.”
And  Hanuman understanding the  thought   became    happy  and told  her,
“I would not go away   but   would enter your  mouth properly ,
And go away   and if you  are strong   enough  please   do eat me.”

4810.When Hanuman told like that  That   Rakshasi  opened  her mouth  ,
Which could not be filled up   even if the entire  universe   entered in to it,
And stood there   prepared   to eat him   and   seeing her act  , that valorous one  ,
Started growing bigger and bigger   in the sky making her  mouth small.

4811. That Hanuman who grew    very tall and  very  big  but suddenly   became very tiny  ,
Went in to the belly   of Surasa  and became like   food for her   and ,
When she breathed  out , he came out along   with the breath   and the  devas,
Seeing it said  , “hanuman who came to save us is indeed strong.”

4812.  That Surasa   assumed  her normal and usual form  ,lost her  fatty body,
And with a love increasing like a mother  greeted , ”Now  , is there  anything  ,
Which cannot be done you , “ and that  Hanuman with   the gold like body  ,
Becoming strong enough   to travel like  the lightning  , went  wearing those  good wishes.

4813.Kinnaras sang songs   and the ladies  recited the formations of music  ,
The Bhoothas which were   experts in dancing went on praising Hanuman,
The great Brahmins recited  the Vedas and the breeze gave  more energy.

4814 The breeze from  the garden filled with Mandhara    trees ,
Carrying the pollen of the tree  removed the sweat   from his lotus like  face,
.And his red ears   enjoyed   the honey like music   raised from Gandhara Veena,
Without making any mistakes  in Thala  by Vidhyadharas   sitting in their   own worlds.

4815.The Anghara Dhara   who was   a Rakshasi who was like Halahala poison,
Separated from that black sea   which had  rising tides   and it appeared  as if,
The black sea   itself has given birth   to another   black sea   and asked,
“Where   are you going   crossing     me , who am in the sea?”

4816. That Angara Dhara who could recognize an object  which  exists ,
One Kadham distance   within a second   silenced    the sea,
Just by the sound of her anklets   and was  like Madhu and Kaidabha  ,
Who came   seeking  Lord Vishnu   so that they can fight with him.

4817.  She had  two long bent ,side   teeth  which resembled the moon’s  crescent  ,
And had a mouth as big as the   case stitched by the  hide   of the big elephant,
Which was torn out   by Lord Shiva   who has a blue stain  on his neck due to poison.

4818.  She stood before Hanuman  , her head touching    the sky ,
And her feet being   washed by the water  of the ocean with big tides  ,
 And Hanuman who   had the great power of analytical thinking     ,
Understood that   she was a Rakshasi who   had eaten away dharma  and mercy.

4819.When she  stood  with her  big mouth open  , not  even  giving a path,
For him to go ahead   in the long sky    which covers   the entire world,
Hanuman that   servant of Rama , thinking to split open  .
That cave like  mouth of hers  , told   the following words   to her.

4820., “You tried to pull me down by the boon , which permits you,
To pull down a shadow  and in spite of  seeing,  my speed   which did  not reduce  ,
Due to your pulling  , You have   still not understood   my strength,
Also you are blocking the path   of the sky by your open mouth ,
Who are you?  And what  is the reason for you to stand here?”, he asked.

4821.She  then aid, “If any one   comes and stands  before me,
Thinking that , after all I am a lady , even if they are  the devas of heaven,
It is definite that  their soul would go away    from their body ,
And even if lord of death   comes    before my eyes ,
It is not possible for him to stop me   from eating him.”

4822.  She then opened her mouth  and that  great Hanuman went inside ,
And the God of Dharma    shouted with sorrow thinking   that Hanuman is no more,
The devas became sad but that huge  lion like   Hanuman  , even before batting of the eye  ,
Came back as   if he    was   born  once more in this world.

4823.Hanuman holding her long intestines   and  making   her  ,
Who had a toddy dripping mouth  wail , by  splitting her body  .
Reached the sky  and in this   he was   very similar   to Garuda,
Which entered the  mountain caves   with thorny  plants  ,
Carrying the snakes   in the cave   and flied away with great strength.

4824. That Hanuman who  was like   the  thilaka  among those ,
Who had received   the boon of “no death,”, came out  ,
Carrying the intestines  of that   Rakshasi  and was  similar to,
The kite which flies on the sky  , with the thread on earth and tail  in the sky.

4825. The devas shouted  with joy of victory , The asuras   became sad ,
And their body was covered with sweat  and even Lord  Brahma  ,
Was surprised and showered   flowers like   water  , The endless Lord Shiva,
Who was in the far away Kailasa  mountain  saw it  and sages greeted Hanuman.

4826. That Rakshasi had died  because Hanuman went   to her belly,
Through her mouth and split it open  and even before  one batted the eye  ,
He had assumed a  form as large    as the Meru mountain  ,
And he started   flying again  with a speed more than speed of thought ,
And he travelled   through    the path that  is travelled  by the sun,

4827.”The sorrows   told by those who showed the way were  innumerable  ,
And the methods    to remove those sorrows   were   very  many,
But they all  have now vanished  and if I  jump and cross the sea  ,
And reach Lanka   in spite of further  problems which  may come  on the way,
All   the sorrows  and road blocks   would go away”, thought Hanuman,

4828.    He stabilized    in his mind the thought    that  “If one tells the name “Rama”   
All the sorrows    which one has ,   would turn in to joy  ,  though sorrows come speedily ,
And there    was no other way   that  the thoughtless  Rakshasas  would stop causing sorrow.”

4829. That Hanuman  who was going through  the sky  went up to  the  land of devas,
Where  the Karpaga   trees keep on dripping honey  and from there   ,
Seeing  the city of Lanka   with  spires  as well strong golden  parapet walls  ,
Reduced his speed  , altered his path   and  alighted  in the old city of Lanka,
In a garden which had   green luster   on the   coral   mountains  .

4830. When that Hanuman who was   proceeding speedily  on the sky  .
Landed  in Lanka  and due to that  , the mountain was   pushed aside ,
Here and there   and   due to its shaking  , it resembled   a ship  ,
Where  the hot winds  from clouds   blew on it and made   travelling difficult.

4831.Standing   firmly on that  unimaginable ,  coral mountain  which was  touching   ,
Both the earth and the sky  , Hanuman saw carefully  the body  of  that   great city   of Lanka,
Which was like    the tender lady like the   land of devas  covering  itself with a mirror.

4832.Hanuman thought  , “If  one were   to see  this pretty city  and wave his lotus like hands,
And see   that this city resembles   the golden city of the devas , it would be an ignorant act  ,
And it would be greatly surprising   for if it were   more prettier than this    city  ,
Would that Ravana  who rules  all the globes, prefer    to live in this place  .”

4833.In this city   one can get whatever   he wants  and he can enjoy  it ,
Without any hatred  and  also   the   sweetness  of  pleasure   that we get here ,
Is not   available in heaven  according to the Vedas  and  so,
This city is far superior and  cannot  be compared to heaven which grants goodness.
(because   the devas who live in heaven work under Ravana)

4834.People say that  the interior  length of the city   is  seven hundred Yojanas,
And all great things  of all the three worlds were  available in  very large   quantity   in that   city  ,
And even  for those with sharp intellect  and with great knowledge  ,
Who examine everything very carefully  , would this  city can be seen fully  with the eyes  ,
And would   the intellect of examining the scene , be able to completely  examine it?

2.Oor thedu padalam
Chapter   on searching the city.

( The chapter    starts with bird eye view description of the city of Lanka.SEeingd the great security at the entrance Hanuman decides to  go in by jumping over the compound was. The lady Lanka prevents him. He hits  her    and realizing her    end has come in the city she goes away  . Hanuman searched  in that city for Sita. Ravana lives  in a separate fort in side that great city. Hanuman sees Kumbhakarna, Indrajit     as well as Vibheeshana , He enters the fort of Ravana sees Mandodhari and for a moment doubts whether  she is Sita   but quickly corrects himself . He also sees Ravana  .Unable to find Sita, Hanuman gets worried.
    In  Valmiki  Ramayanam    there is no special mention of city within the city in which Ravana lives   and also no  description  of the ladies of Ravana who were  Devas, Kinnaas, Vidhyadharas etc.  )

4835. Hanuman thought ”The houses   with several stories which push away the clouds in the sky,
Were   they  made using gold? Were they covered   with Manikhya   gems?
Were  they made   with lightning?, were they polished   by the sun light  ?
And  it was not possible to answer  in spite of great thought   to any of these  questions.”

4836.”All those tall  mansions  were  keeping   the land  of serpents  and that  of devas,
On their bottom and top  by  their great size    and  were giving    fear   to the  various worlds above,
And were   standing as if the storm which troubles  huge Meru mountain  , was like a breeze to it.”

4837. They were  looking as if   the ladies with sweet  talk  , collect   the  streaks ,
Of Lightning one by one from the clouds  , stack them by keeping one over the other  ,
And clean away   the   dust of sweet scented  pollen grains  from all sides of those buildings,
And had the ability to take water   from the Ganges of the sky   and sprinkle all over.

4838.Their  lotus like feet   reddened   by application of red paste ,
And the   ankles where the  jingling   anklets   were   worn,
Had   red and pretty  lustrous fingers   resembling coral gems  ,
And  when this light was reflected by the black clouds  , changed their colour,
And made them resemble   the pretty and soft hair of those Rakshasis.

4839.Those six legged   bees   which were   choked    by the sweetness ,
Of the scented and very sweet honey flowing from the  freshly opened,
Flowers of the karpaga tree , wanting to drink some other honey,
Went and slept  on the scented red lily flowers   and making this possible  .
The Ganges   of heaven  flowed though the moon lit courtyards of those buildings.

4840. The ladies    who were   teaching   to the parrot    the lisping   sounds ,
By playing flute  , Veena   and Yaazh   were not able    to find   ,
The difference between their forms   and    their images  ,
Which were   reflected   on the   gem studded  halls of those buildings.

4841.If we say that such  multi storey   houses   are   having the greatness,
Of the palaces   in which Indra lives , those    words   would be faulty  ,
And when it is so ,  we can only  think about   the upper  limit  of the wealth  ,
Of those Rakshasa by our mind but not compare   them to anything .

4842. Similar    to no  great gems  in  all the worlds  , not being comparable  ,
To the Kausthubha    gem  worn over his pretty chest   by Lord Vishnu  ,
The  architecture   of that great   city    made   by the hands ,
Of the great   Deva architect   would always exist without comparison.

4843In Lanka all trees are the Karpaga trees , all buildings were made of gold,
And all Rakshasa   girls   were   attended and served   by Deva   maidens,
And all the devas who had lost their strength   were serving  the Rakshasas,
And all  these  were not attained  by them  not because   they are suitable  but due to great  penance.

4844. To the king  of this city of Lanka  , all   the Devas   were slaves,
And those   who do not serve him   are the  holy trinity  ,
Though   Lord Brahma who is one among them serves   here,
Possibly because    there is nothing that is impossible to have by faultless penance.

4845. Neglected   by finding fault    that without doing war they got defeated ,
Were    very strong elephants that    were standing   in all  powerful  directions 
Which were standing aside   and   those   elephants   which did  not belong to here were,
The five handed son of  Lord Shiva   ,elephant   of The  Lord Sastha  ,
And the matchless   one wheeled    chariot    of the Sun god.

4846. This city was   similar  to the belly of   Lord Vishnu  , the  only one   after deluge  ,
Where   all the beings    of the earth were   living crowded and all  the horses ,
Of this world   except those tied  tio the chariot of the   round Sun God    were here.

4847. The huge sound raised from the drums  , the trumpeting sound of elephants  ,
Were   similar to the sound of the ocean   and  by the  sound of anklets  ,
Worn by the pretty damsels there which was   to the  lisp of song,
Sung using    the great flute  , the  perfect music raised everywhere  became subdued.

4848. The  parking place of chariots   housing  chariots built by    emeralds ,
And Manikhya gems   along with   the large number of horses,
Were  putting to shame even the sun God, due to their luster,
And when things are like   that,  if we   compare Lanka with good great  heaven,
That   heaven would indeed    be comparable to hell only.

4849.Due to the  luster   which fills that city which   was having  ,
All the beauty of the world  spreading everywhere, even,
The very angry Rakshasas  lost their black     colour ,
And moon   that was moving near by lost its black stain,
And   the black sea which was  all around the    world  ,
Was looking as if  the purest   god had melted  and was moving.

4850. Those huge houses  in that city   with great security , made us ,
Not able to tell  that   the Sun gods  have the power to remove   all the darkness,
From everywhere  in all globes, due to the fact   that   those Suns  ,
Were like small fire   flies   in comparison  and were  not able to give light at all.

4851. Due   to sea  swallowing     honey , sandal paste  , the well scented musk paste  ,
The   flowers of the Karpaga tree   which were shining   like the stars  in the sky ,
And  the water  of rut of victorious elephants  along with the  river water,
Was having along with  it  , the fishes   with    a divine scent.

4852.Shall we  praise the architect  of the devas   or  shall we praise  ,
Ravana who did  the great penance   which was merged with the truth   or,
Shall we praise Lord Brahma  who gave   doubtless   boons to him?
Whom shall we  who  have an ignorant   and tired mind  praise,
Among the architect  , Lord Brahma    and  That Ravana?

4853.Though   the forests and gardens there   were  made with red gold,
And many other gems  , all those trees there   were  yielding  honey and fruits  ,
And how can the heaven as   well as the earth    ever obtain  ,
This great technology  except through penance? Is there any other way?

4854.If the Meru mountain comes to know   about the    height of the tall tower ,
Of this city, then water  , earth and fire would start blowing towards the top,
And the great air as   well as the   well mentioned  very broad   sky  ,
Being  not be able to celebrate    their greatness , would get ashamed and become white.

4855.All poets would tell   that  the sun God with his  one thousand rays,
Would not go above the golden city of Lanka  , fearing the wrath of Ravana ,
Possibly not  knowing  that due to the luster of the   walls,
Which have not been caught by   others, the eyes of Sun are  glazed and he avoids them.

4856. That Ravana who uprooted   the Kailasa   mountain   thinking  ,
That all the devas   were evil doers  , thought to make   a  way  to prevent,
Their entry in to his city  , constructed   its boundary    walls  ,
In such a way that  it raises above the limitless sky.

4857. Crossing that   pretty boundary walls  , even whirl  winds,
Would not be able to enter  inside , Sun’s hot rays would not enter  ,
The  job of the God of death would not enter   and saying   that,
From now onwards  Devas   would not enter to fight  is a silly statement  ,
And at the time of deluge   even if everything is destroyed, Dharma cannot enter  inside.

4858.That pretty  Lanka  surrounded by   the sound making  ocean with huge tides ,
Due to the beauty  of   the lustrous   spires of all its buildings    resembled  ,
The golden egg that   was produced  by Lord Vishnu  lying on a serpent from his belly.

4859. If the songs are  sung by many , the people    who dance to those songs,
Are many more   and many  more people    than them are the people who witness  it,
And among them are those who play musical instruments  , The deva maidens,
Who were  thirsting for freedom and people who were witnessing  the dance of those maids.

4860. The Vidhyadhara  maidens  dance  unlike    the Deva  maidens  ,
And when those Vidhyadhara maidens win  , The  dancing  girls dance with them,
And unlike those dancing girls with cloud  like   hair , The Rakshasa  maidens,
Would  continue to dance in a different way and  if they dance without getting tired,
The serpent girls    would keep on studying  the movements specially , formulated for dance.

4861. The nine types of wealth     becoming like   the  maids   and come ,
Holding their hands  , Apparels, ornaments  , garlands and sandal paste  ,
And give them   to those  who    enjoy passionate  pursuits in that   city,
And when this   is told by mouth  , the determination of others  get destroyed,
And even if they are thought about, Hanuman thought  it is a crime  .

4862. The four headed Lord Brahma   after   praising    the Deva architect ,
Just like showering gems     on the huge   golden Meru mountain,
And after   firmly thinking , instructed him how to build a city  ,
And that architect   carried out    the instructions    with great effort  ,
And  constructed the city Of Lanka   so that  it is praised by the world.

4863.Due   to the soft music  produced from playing   the Makara  Veena,
The huge sound  of  ocean dug by   the sons of  king Sagara   was subdued,
And  due to the Akil  smoke  due to burning  of Akil by  ladies  living ,
In the huge mansions having towers which touch all four  directions
All the    cloud formations   in the sky were completely hidden.

4864 He was  not able to see   a single  person who was worried ,
Because the city was  filled   with  those who were singing   and dancing ,
After drinking toddy served by   assistants   in the  cool scented gardens  ,
Which were   filled   with Karpaga trees  dripping with honey  and on the  terraces  ,
Of huge  mansions   which were   constructed  with crystal.

4865.The Rakshasas  drank the alcoholic drink given by their   soul like Rakshasis,
And they tasted    the honey like music  , drank  the honey from their lips  ,
Enjoyed the love prattle made  by  them  , observed   various aspects  ,
Of love tiff  and enjoyed them,  and saluted them and made them peaceful.

4866.  The   line designs made  on the    young breasts    of the Rakshasis  ,
Drawn by the   fluid made of Kumkum   were clearly   visible   on their black bodies,
And they whose  eyes have   changed in looks due to their  love  tiff,
Drew on the heads of the Rakshasas   patterns  by the red cotton  fluid applied to their  feet.

4867. That Lanka surrounded by the   sound producing ocean on all sides,
Due to its coral  reefs on the sea   looked  like the red mouth  of Rakshasis ,
Who talk  sweetly like   Vilari  ppan  and with spear like    eyes of its ladies ,
It was similar    to the ponds   where kuvalai flowers   which  have opened  up,
And was also like    the  forest of lotus flowers  due to many of their cool faces.

4868. While  Lord  Brahma and all other   beings  living on earth  marking it ,
It had plenty of space   for Rakshasas    to wander   about   and in spite of that,
The old  earth did not   develop cracks  , and the  only proper  ,
Option   was to become joyous about   it   and not feeling  sorry , for what was the use of it?

4869. They    were having   very huge bodies   , had matchless   valour  ,
Had huge army which  had capacity to dig the earth   and overturn it  ,
And   could not be properly estimated due to the boons    that they   have got  ,
And could not be  understood by others  ,   had capacity to do illusion,
And   do these Rakshasas   who were like  those  who cannot be  limited any where  ,
Similar   to people of one street going  to another  street  resemble
The people    of  one country going to another ?

4870. There   were no males there   who were not wearing  heroic   anklets  ,
On their legs  ,who did  not hold spear in their hands  like  God  of death  ,
And who did not posses   eyes   that were    burning  like fire  ,
And there   were  no ladies   who did  not have hairs not swarmed by bees  ,
Who  do not mark the hairs of males   with red paint   of their feet,
And   Who   do not have   a mouth uttering words   as sweet as music of Yaazh.

4871.The elephants which wear ornamental mask  , which have  ,
A  meat smelling body  which is followed   bees  , which travel with great speed,
Which had long white tusks  , which had    reddish heads   ,
Which had  blackish bodies  , which had pride   due to strength  ,
And   which had the looks  of a huge mountain   and were ,
Similar   to the   Rakshasas   who had   reddish hairs.

4872. The Deva maidens   who   had long eyes who were capable  of dancing ,
As per the flow of Tala  making   the minds of other   Deva maidens   shake,
Like their very thin waists  , smiled  showing their white teeth outside ,
And felt greatly shy  on   seeing the rustic  and unorganized   dance movements ,
Of the Rakshasi   dancers    who were    dancing after taking alcohol.

4873.  Let   the  killing of enemies    stay ,for it is easy   for another  great army  ,
To join together    and    stay  in this city  , because   the angry   and cruel Rakshasis,
And Rakshasas not liking    the   ornamental wealth that  they were wearing  ,
Threw them in all streets   and it  became  impossible   for  others to move about?

4874.Garlands  , ear globes  , the ornaments worn by everyone  ,  sandal paste  ,
, The three types of ruts  of elephants  , the  foam of  the   mouth  of,
The   horses  which had  their   reins  being  pulled  from homes  ,
And broad land  pieces   were  pulled  by several rivers  ,
And all these   sunk completely   in the deep  waters   of the ocean.

4875.”When I tell  about   the news about   what I did as an emissary,
Would I say    that  its army of archers   is very big  or  would  I say that ,
The army holding spears   is bigger than that   or   would I say  ,
That the army   of its wrestlers   is bigger   or would I say  ,
That its army holding    the sword is  more stronger  or would  I say  ,
That  the army   using   the fire spitting weapons like  Kappana  and Dandayudha   is bigger?’

4876. After   thinking about several things  like   this  on seeing  the city of Lanka  ,
Thinking that   these Rakshasas  may  come in front and possibly    attack him  ,
He  reduced  the size of his body   and stayed   in that   coral mountain  ,
Whose  bottom  was full of Deva dharu trees    and the Sun   set on western ocean.

4877. In all places   of the city  pitch darkness   spread , like the evil done by,
One   who became wealthy   by doing unsuitable deeds  , who never   thinks  ,
Anything in his mind  , who does    not obey good advice, who never thinks  ,
About the death   which comes   and  who is  not attached to truth.

4878.Lord Shiva who  with his axe burnt   three   different boundary walls ,
Ripped of the  very   big  hide  of the  elephant, during the   Yagna 
Conducted by    the sages  of Daruka   forest   and made a big cover  ,
To this entire forest   and   this darkness   was  similar to   it.

  4879.Due to the poison spread  all over  the year ,   from   the very sad  Adhi Sesha ,
The king of snakes , which was   expelled     from all its   heads,   which had  ,
Affected   all the worlds   without  any defects were  burnt ,
By the raging fire    and it looked that  darkness   everywhere   was   due to spreading smoke.

4880. The darkness   was like  the   spreading tarnished  fame   of Ravana ,
Born in a  charitable family   who had   imprisoned   an  innocent 
And chaste  lady Sita   using his undiminished    strength  .

4881. When the darkness   spread everywhere and showed the cruel  way,
 The  Rakshasas, who were capable   to go any direction    due to the power  of their chants  ,
Travelled   in that path  and went upwards and reached    everywhere.

4882. Those Rakshasa  soldiers   who  were following   the orders  of Ravana,
Armed with a  spear  and  were doing   cruel deeds, would go,
To the prosperous   town of  Indra,  the pretty   world   of the  moon,
And also go near    the world where   the God of death lives.

4883.They would go  upwards   to the sky   where  the Deva maidens ,
Vidhyadhara  ladies  , Serpent ladies and  Yaksha  ladies ,
Were going  like a streak of lightning   after completing   their shift for the day.

4884. The devas, asuras , the  people  of serpent world with red  eyes,
The Yakshas   who were  liked by all  ,  the Vidhyadhara   kings ,
And many others   who have  not been listed, due   to  being  engaged,
In doing jobs which were  not evil assembled in the sky  and scattered away  the darkness.

4885. The devas   who were moving   like  the row of pictures  , being scared ,
That  due to their being late  , Ravana would get angry  , were running
Making their pearl necklaces   , crowns  and upper cloths  , slipping and falling down.

4886. Then the moon   appeared   in the sky  possibly indicating that ,
For the sake  of  burning  the cruel and evil deeds  which were  ,
Scalding  and wiping  out Dharma . the   masculine   rain,
Called Hanuman  has   come  to the    city of Lanka.

4887. The moon came  out  in the limitless   eastern direction  ,
Similar     the   face   of a very pretty lady whose forehead,
Was decorated by   the moving hair curls  thinking   that  ,
“The emissary of Rama has come  and my father Indra  has got a good life.”

4888. The white cool moon  was like   the white   royal umbrella  of Lord Indra,
Who has    started  out thinking   that  his Rakshasa  enemies are  no more ,
And   the white tides   of the ocean like    the royal fans  ,
Was rotating round and round on all sides  and was shining.

4889. As if  the white pot moon which was shining for doing the  good of the world,
Had been used   to again and again,  take   the ocean of milk    and pour,
The white moon light  spread on mountain slopes, planets and among stars.

4890. As if the Kamadhenu of  Sage Vasishta   who has   great penance  has been,
Made as the rising mountain , and  as if its white  udder    was the   white  full moon,
And as if  the  flow of milk from its udder  given without pain are  the rays of the moon,
The   light   of the moon  looked as if milk has   been poured everywhere.

4891.All the stars  in the sky resembled   the  flowers   sticking on Hanuman,
As a result of rain of flowers   by the devas and it appeared   as if,
They were scared  of the cruel Ravana and were neither going up nor down.

4892.All the beetles  that   had settled   in each jasmine flower were like ,
The pieces  of darkness    that become proud at night   and   the pieces of moon,
Trying   to  pry out   those  black pieces  and appeared   as if,
 They were both fighting with each   other  feeling that  it was a minor enemy.

4893. The white  moon which spreads   its fresh light   in all directions  ,
Speedily   mixed    with all places   and  that city   with its  gem studded  ,
Boundary walls   looked as if   it was covered by a very white and thin  cloth.

4894.Like the journey of the matchless   arrow   of Rama   of great character  ,
Which was not found fault with   because   of its    relation with Hanuman,
The  fame of Rama , crossed that moat , entered the city   of Lanka ,
And  was like  the matchless  luster which had spread everywhere.

4895. At that time Hanuman  after  thinking deeply  about   the different ways  ,
To enter the city by his wisdom  , did not take    the straight   path ,
But  took a path which was different and was   praised by Devas   for that ,
And tried to reach  that  city of Rakshasas   who travelled by crooked paths.

4896. Then he reached   the boundary wall   made of gold  which was having  
The ocean as its moat   and whose   top went beyond the seven worlds ,
And reached   the empty   space   that  were beyond it   and   which does  not alter,
Even at time of deluge   when the rushing    waters   damage   the entire world.

4897. If one says   that the sun with hot rays which never   alters  from its path  ,
Did not go over this city being scared  of Ravana   who wears   garland of victory  ,
And who is a cheat , then it is not true  because   going  over   the boundary walls,
Is difficult  and  he  was   avoiding them and going  elsewhere   , thought  Hanuman .

4898. Hanuman wondered   about that  wealthy Rakshasa   thinking   that ,
“The amount of riches stolen by Ravana   are  measureless,
And  to know about them even a little  is very difficult   and so,
The fort in which those are kept   should be broad  like the globe itself,
And the height   of the walls  are  as if they touched    the sky   .”

4899. That Hanuman was walking alone  in to the old    city,
Making fire at deluge  , male lions  and the big elephant in rut   ashamed,
Saw on the   southern side  where   orders of God of death   having a  spear and big army ,
Are obeyed   and saw before him the entrance  with towers  looking like  a   cruel mouth.

4900.He thought  , “Has this been   made   after  keeping here    the  Meru  mountain  ,
Or has it been made   as a  ladder to attain the  land of devas   or is it a  pillar,
Constructed  in the middle  so that   all the seven worlds   never   suffer   any damage  ,
Or is it an outlet   for the water    from the city     to enter   in to the sea.”

4901. “Even if all the beings  living  in  all the seven worlds join together,
Instead   of entering one by one    they can enter   the town together  ,
And possibly   this is  the only door which is like     that but  if it is ,
Constructed only  for people of Lanka to enter , then our  enemy ,
Must be bigger     that all the seven worlds  together” Hanuman thought

4902. Hanuman saw    that it was guarded   by three hundred   vellam soldiers ,
Who were valorous standing close to each other , engaged  in  stealing,
Materials belonging to others and   who had   very cruel strength ,
Standing  armed with sword   with thorn like teeth , one behind other  ,
As per their ranks , and felt that  the security cannot be insulted  by others.

4903. Those    very powerful Rakshasas were armed   with  weapons like  ,spear , axe  , sword ,
Bows  and arrows resembling god of death , Iron Nerinji, Musundi, Stick  ,
Circular staff, wheel , Vajrayudha,  throwing knife, hand held spears and Bindi  pala.

4904.They were  having dense red hair on their head, were having great anger ,
Were like the Palasa forest  which flowers in the month of Panguni (march-April)  and was shining ,
And were   experts in using Goad , slings which can throw  stones for a long distance ,
Ropes which can  tie    the bodies    of their enemies and other cruel weapons.

4905.He saw  that naval force   whose numbers   were beyond the power of estimation ,
Holding lamps   which eat away the darkness   and give out light   making,
Even God of death with a very hard heart scared standing ,
In the gem studded   entrance to the tower  and which appeared as if  they never get tired.

4906.” In which collection of devas   and asuras   are there  people   who have  ,
The capability to cross the long courtyard  of that  old tower entrance?
If the enemies are like this   and    security    is like this  ,
How will the war started   by  us and  Lord Rama come to an end”, thought  Hanuman.

4907.He further thought  that “Crossing the  deep sea  is not a difficult task,
But crossing  this security ocean like   army  is indeed a difficult   job,
And if my decision errs even a little , I would not able   to complete  ,
My duty of seeing the Goddess , for if I start   a  war  with them,
It would    continue    for several months  as they are capable of fighting a long war.”

4908.”If properly thought   going through the  entrance of this tower   would be  very hard,
And people like me who are   strong should not proceed   in path made by them,
And so it would be better    me to cross this wall  which prevents   sun light,
And then I can enter the city with great speed  “ thinking like this he went to one side.

4909- 4915.At that time , the  guardian goddess  of Lanka  , Who was like the life span  ,
Of that city  which is guarded   by her, who was like a snake ready  ,
To swallow the sun God   at that time , who had eyes   that were spitting fire ,
Who was standing   on the path taken by Hanuman   who had shoulders like pillars,
Who was   having   eight shoulders  , who had four faces  , who had  a  lustrous chest  ,
Which touched all    the seven worlds   and was going even beyond it  ,
Who had a rotating eyes , who had similar power of the God of death   in fist fight ,
By which she can tie     all the three   worlds , who did  not have  patience  ,
Who went on  watching all the eight    directions wanting to know  ,
Whether many people    coming from a far off places,
Who was making    sound like   black clouds  , who was   wearing  ,
Anklets   on her legs    which   made   the enemies   scared  ,
Who was standing    with great anger, who was wearing several shining ornaments,
Who was holding in her hands  spear , sword , cruel mace , rope  ,
The conch that destroys   the enemies, Bows , cruel arrows ,
Who was looking like   the  Meru mountain  , who had teeth like the crescent of   the moon,
Who was emitting smoke   through her  mouth  , who had great anger  even scaring god of death,
Who was dressed in cloth     with five colours  who had speed  like Garuda  ,
Capable   of scaring all serpents  , who did   not   have    any mercy,
Who had an  upper cloth which was weaved    with gold  ,
Who was made pretty by wearing garlands of pearls   in lustrous pretty conches
Who   was wearing a   shirt weaved by the pearls   which were   born in the sea
Who has voice as sweet  as the Swara called Thara sung   in  the  yaazh,,
Which has been decided     by the best of books, who was wearing   a crown ,
And  a waving garland  made of Mandhara   flowers  frequented by   the bees,
Which drink honey  and  sing songs in the Kanthara  Paan,
Who    was doing strong beneficial     things   to the   ancient city of Lanka,
Which is surrounded  by ocean   and which  makes   all the beings scared,
Who was living  in   city of Lanka  and  who had     eyes    which were  like  a  cover
Looked at Hanuman and roared at   him , “Stop, Stop”  and before Hanuman could think  ,
And understand who was   coming , went   and stood  before him  ,
And Hanuman seeing    her welcomed her by saying  “Please come,  come.”

4916. That  Lady of Lanka   who had  burning fire like eyes  , out of which  ,
Smoke was coming  looked at  Hanuman told, “Oh ignorant   and innocent one ,
You have done that which should not be done, you are  not a bit scared,
And what is the point   in getting angry  on silly monkeys ,
Which live  by eating   roots    and leaves. Do not  make me your enemy  ,
By  trying to cross  these  lime washed walls .Run away from here.” She said.

4917.Hanuman   who knew the effect   of good things   along with Dharma,
And who had a  mind that will not make  him proud, with  anger burning   in his mind,
Suppressed that , looked at the  lady of Lanka  and peacefully told   her,
“I have reached here ,   out of the desire to see the beauty   of this  city,
If I am who is weak reached   this place  , what do you  loose ?”

4918. Even before  Hanuman said this ,  She looked at   Hanuman  and said,
“Even I asked you to leave , you are staying and talking against me  ,
Hey  silly fellow , who are you ? When even Lord Shiva    who burnt  ,
The three cities would be scared   to stand before me  , if you  get,
The desire  to see  the city, is this city the one which can be attained by you easily ?” and  then laughed.

4919. The matchless Hanuman seeing that lady Lanka    who laughed ,
Smiled   within himself  and that lady Lanka asked him “who are   you,
Under whose   orders have you come ?, If you  loose your soul by me  ,
What benefit will you get? Hey, would not you run away”  and ,
That famous Hanuman   said  , Without entering the city  , I would not go back?”

4920.”If God of death comes   to war with me   as soon as he sees me  , he will die,
And this  silly   fellow   , like Lord Shiva who swallowed    the poison which arose   from the   sea,
Is laughing and so this   one  who has enmity    is definitely not a  monkey  “
Thinking like    this and watching    actions of  Hanuman she started   getting  worried.

4921 “I will kill him  and if I don’t  ,  he would destroy  the city of Lanka,”
Thinking like this   she told, “If you can win over me  , you please    do so”
And with her eyes   and mouths full burning fire flames  ,  took a trident,
Threw it on Hanuman and said  , go in the sky made   bright  by the moon.

4922.  That  Hanuman who does  not    even do a mistake  by his mind  ,
Making the Devas happy   caught   suddenly  the trident thrown by   the lady of Lanka ,
Who was holding a great rope  , which was coming to him like a streak of lightning  ,
And which was spitting out  fire  , by his teeth   and like Garuda breaking serpents  
Took it by his hands  , broke in to several pieces     and threw it on earth.

4923, Seeing that the trident sent by   her on Hanuman  was  broken  and lying down on dust  ,
She screamed like fire   sent several divine weapons   on him   and that   faultless Hanuman,
Approached  the  Goddess of Lanka  , snatched   all weapons    from her   hand,
And without throwing them on her    threw    them upwards to the sky.

4924 . That lady of Lanka who was not  a vulture  and  without knowing   where  ,
Her divine weapons were scattered, screamed like the clouds  hitting  ,
A huge mountain  , became very angry  , imagined    that the mountains ,
Were   like balls and  dice  , lifted them up and   hit hanuman,
With them  scattering    fire    to all sides

4925.Even before they hit him , Hanuman caught her eight hands   with his one hand ,
And thinking that   this enemy is a lady   and how will I fight    with her,
For killing her   would lead to sin   and hit her chest   by his other   hand,
And she fell down on earth   like a huge mountain   by a huge   thunder.

4926 . She who had    fallen on the ground    chided   herself   and got drowned,
In her stream of blood   and holding to the grace  of  Lord Brahma    stood   up,
And standing   before   the emissary   of Rama whose feet are   saluted  ,
By all types  of inferior and superior   beings   and   told as   follows.

4927.”Oh matchless one  as   per the orders   Lord Brahma   who created the world  ,
I reached the  old city  of Lanka   and was  guarding    it and my name  ,
Is the “great lady of  Lanka” and because a  mistake has occurred   ,
In my job of guarding the city  , I got confused   and did this lowly act,
And so you  please go freely    and if   you take mercy in me , I would tell the truth.”

4928.”When I asked as to how  long  I would   be guarding     this old   city  ,
Addressing Lord Brahma    who is beyond any   questioning   he told me,
“When a very strong monkey   touches   you with its hand  ,
And when you get angry at it  , you would    be seeing  me ,
And at that time the pretty city of Lanka   would  be without doubt destroyed.”

4929.” Oh sir  ,   the words  of Lord Brahma     has become true that  ,
Dharma will win   and sin would   be defeated which are words of truth  ,
And these  suit you very much   and from now  on   all the acts that  you think about  ,
Would be realized and there   would be nothing   that    you cannot do,
Enter the golden city of Lanka.” And after  praising him thus  ,
She    went away from there after   saluting    him.

4930. The valorous Hanuman   affectionately     saw her and told  ,
“What you told is the truth and that   is what is going   to happen,”
And saw in his  mind    the great lotus   like divine feet   of Rama ,
Saluted them  , Jumped and crossed   that golden wall and entered,
In to the old Lanka    populated    by silly people , which   was like ,
Sprinkling curds    here and there   in the ocean of  milk and entered it.

4931. Seeing that  the  top of the mansion made by flawless   gems   touching   the sky ,
Removed  the darkness  and was spreading  light everywhere,  the  learned Hanuman,
For a moment doubted    whether the sun God driving  chariot
With one wheel has arrived and was taken aback.

4932.Then understanding the truth   that the    city of Lanka which had mansions    constructed,  
 Using gems  was    removing   the darkness   and that  the Sun god  with his rays and light  ,
Had gone away being put  to shame by them , and he thought  that  if  the Sun without any shame,
Comes   to  the centre of the city surrounded by walls ,
He would be like  a  firefly  which had come earlier.

4933.Possibly due to the   ancient city  of Lanka   which  has a  golden mountain giving out light ,
Which is situated   in between golden boundary walls   and Which has     great   mansions ,
Which shine due to being constructed  by greatly lustrous gems ,  all the Rakshasas,
In that great city   started   moving   about   at the night  .

4934.Hanuman with   well formed shoulders told himself  that  the beauty ,
Of that   city   was like Mandhara mountain which gave nectar and the fame of Rama,
And thinking that   walking by the road    would lead   to many problems ,
Reduced   the size of his form  and went by  the places near the buildings.

4935.That Hanuman  with a divine feet    who crossed the   huge sea  searched ,
In all cowsheds, places where   elephants are kept , in houses  where many ,
Types   of animals are grown, in horse sheds  , the well guarded   densely form  gardens,
And went from one place    to another like the bees   which shift from flower to flower.

4936.The light showered by the rows of mansions   embedded  
With large star like  gems  ,  surrounded Hanuman   wherever he  went ,
And   so that  son of wind God  assumed  some times  a black colour  like his lord Rama  ,
So that  it was difficult    to   see him by the eyes but easy to see using mind ,
And some times  white like Lord Brahma  and red like  Lord  Shiva.

4937. He saw the Deva maidens who had tied their breasts   with cloth ,  giving pain,
To their waist as it   was not able to carry that burden  giving  bath  ,
In the Sankhamukha river   to the   Rakshasa  ladies and seeing that  ,
It became obvious that   those who want   to accumulate   good fortune ,
Cannot    do it   by any other   action except   by   doing penance  ,
Let all those   who have the ability    to see  this , see  this fact,

4938.  He saw  that with a shining  pleasant looking lotus like face   the Deva maidens  gave bath ,
Using the   clear water   of the honey dripping  Deva Daru gardens  ,
The  Rakshasa maidens  took bath   like peacocks of the forest,
And  young swans   with joy in those divine waters  of the sky Ganges.

4939. He saw that In the best Yaazh   with seven types   of strings
 Made according to traditional grammar,
With their red stained  hands  which were  tender  like new leaves    getting pained,
When the songs  made by those Rakshasa ladies measuring them as per the beats ,
Was confusing and giving rise    to harsh sounds  ,
Those   maids closed their mouth with their flower like hands .

4940.He saw those Rakshasa  maidens sitting in their    own seats were watching the dance  by
Gandharwa maidens  in the  golden stage   whose   roof was made   by flowers  ,
With light provided    by the gem lamps that   fulfill all   our    wishes,
After  understanding the traditional music   as per the Vilambitha sound  of the beats.

4941.He saw those   Rakshasa  maidens   were drinking the best of the alcoholic drinks ,
Like the  irrigation water   of the  crop to quench   limitless   passion   towards  their husbands,
Lying on the crystal courtyards    which was giving them pain like    spears ,
Having  their black Kajal applied  fish like  eyes turned  deep red    due to great  love tiff .

4942.He saw their faultless   black eyes   getting    the reddishness  of their husband ,
Their red  mouth which were  like Thoothula fruit   assuming    
White colour due to getting great enjoyment,
And the  Rakshasa  ladies and gents  getting proud alternatively  by drinking  the wine of love

4943.He saw  Rakshasa  ladies   who were applying   red cotton juice   to their,
Lustrous  coral feet , who were getting great shining   beauty   by applying  ,
Sandal paste mixed with camphor  and other scented   materials  all over  their body,
Who had applied Kajal to their wonderful   sharp arrow   like eyes  ,
And getting ornaments   from Karpaga tree  and wearing   them  as they approved them
4944.The fault committed by the husband who  had    the ability to kill  a tiger ,
Entering the mind and causing trouble, the ladies  who had   spear like eyes,
With their  mouth  which used  to give nectar , exhaled  poisonous fumes  like snake,
And their  very thin  waist  which was like a   streak of lightning  shaking  ,
With their anklets   making   sound   of sorrow kicked their husbands  but they enjoyed it more.

4945. Those ladies who have a clean waist   which was  like a  plain ground ,
Seeing their  moon like face reflected   as an ugly face   in the alcoholic drink,
Became  listless due to the breaking  of their mind, and their black eyes became red,
Red mouth   turned in to white, their eye brows    started  bending  and twitching 
And sweat  started   appearing on them  and they   screeched  at their husband.

4946. He saw  many Rakshasas sleeping after   drinking   the honey like juice  of the lotus like mouth
Coming   from in between their  white   teeth of the   Rakshasa ladies   with spear   like eyes,
Which cannot be obtained  in sugarcane juice, in the  caves   on the mountain slopes  ,
In the gardens with water flow  or    in the homes of toddy sellers   ,
Or in the homes of Yavanas and in clean ocean of milk also.

4947.He also saw   ladies who were greatly worried   and breathing   deeply
After   they found  fault with   their  handsome husband  , and left him after   love tiff,
Causing  the sandal paste    that they had   applied on their stout   breasts   dry,
And then like   the  red coloured lotus flower   with red colour  which has just opened,
Held their  faces  in their flower like hands  and were with a swinging  soul.

4948.Due   to te very great passion  towards    their husbands   carrying weapons ,
Due to his  parting  , Hanuman saw that the lady   lying like a dead body  ,
On her beds where   pollen grains   move about   and  due to  the  love  for them,
Which cause   great sorrow   and were   not moving    their eyes  from  the path,
That he is likely to come and were shivering seeing the smile  ,
Of the emissary   maid , whom   they had   sent  ,  they got back their soul.

4949.He  also saw  Gods of the homes  being worshipped by ladies  wearing  conch bangles   and anklets,
Garlands  and waist belts  ,  which were making   sound like   various  drums,
Which gave out big sounds and  with  very huge hair which   spreads   scent ,
Along with deva maidens   having reddish mouth   singing auspicious songs   as per proper Tala.

4950.   He saw  that the luster due to light   that was coming from ornaments was  come continuously, 
As well as with breaks  and fought   with the darkness ,
And that they were sending  their eye which survey their ear globes,
Which  was  like the  very  different sharp spear   which   goes and pierces the heart of lads ,
That several tires of conches with hole   and drums shout   like    the clouds,
And that   the ladies   were  coming in festival garb like peacocks  in love with clouds.

4951. He saw them leaving out  their  nature of fighting    with their   husbands   in their beds,
And getting ready   to fight    the great war of love , with a mind   seething with anger ,
Opening   their  eyes applied with Kajal   and it appeared   as if   they were ,
Taking out the  ghee applied sword   which are their eyes   from its case.

4952.He saw   pretty ladies  who were  like a picture  , with their feelings and enthusiasm  ,
And other things remaining   with their husbands  , moving away  and  getting in to love   tiff  ,
Who  were like   female swans with feathers  and their lightning  streak like waists ,
Were getting  listless   and  they were   remaining   alone with their  hot deep breath.

4953.He saw people   entering   newly constructed homes  which were  in all streets,
Of the new town  which had   several   water   storages and   also saw  them,
Driving their white  planes  covered with pearls  , rising up like lightning  , piercing    the heavy   clouds  ,
And remain   there with  Kinnara  birds   singing  and   with  the serpent ladies ,
Surrounding them    and getting them with song “long live”

4954. He saw  people   getting married   with drums  making sound   like the clouds,
With Devas   blessing them , With  sages singing   auspicious   blessings,
With crowds of ladies going round them singing , With deva maidens  singing “Long live”,
And   the   garlands    and ear globes   made   of pearls giving out    great luster.

4955. Yaksha ladies  , Rakshasis  , The serpent ladies  ,  the Vidhyadhara  ladies,
With faces  like moon without any blemishes and all other ladies   were examined,
Without any doubt  by Hanuman   and then he    saw   with his  own eyes ,
Khumbakarna  who was like a mountain   and  who had uninterrupted   sleep  .

4956.The Palace  of  Kumbhakarna   was seven Yojanas    broad  as  well as high  ,
And the hall of heaven in which   Indra  wore    his very pretty crown ,
Was inferior to this hall  and this hall had   more luster   and   ,
Completely destroyed      the darkness    in all directions  and gave great satisfaction,

4957. In the middle of that   hall  on a  cot  like the king of the serpents  ,
Like the ocean   ,like all the darkness   assembled   in one place ,
And like   the personification of sin   which  we would not able to think, Kumbhakarna was sleeping.

4958.He was sleeping there with the  sweet    breeze
Which  after  taking   bath in the tumultuous sea  ,
And which had    three    types   of movement
Was caressing   him In the karpaga    garden  which  showers   pollen grains  ,

4959. He was sleeping with the Deva   maidens   caressing his feet  ,
With   the full moon   seeing its face   on the  magnet   pillar  ,
Of that   hall   which   made the hall get white light  ,
And  made    very minute    drops from that pillar   fall on his face.

4960. His  inhaling   and exhaling   which was  continuous ,
Created a big wind   and was trying to pull   Hanuman,
Who was  near   the entrance due to its great power,
In to his nose   and  Hanuman realizing it  felt bad  ,
And due to fear shook his hand    and jumped  and went to other side.

4961. The breath air of Kumbhakarna    , while he was sleeping  .
Made    the  collection of dust go up to the   sky  and again  ,
Enter inside   with  matchless   warmth  and was  roaming like  the  ,
Wind at the time of deluge, which was capable of complete   destruction.

4962.He looked as if he has    cut in to two    the full moon   and fixed them,
On both sides  sorrow less   big  mouth  which looked as if he was eating them  ,
And was leaving out huge air of breath  producing    great sound  ,
From his   face   which did not show joy  , and they appeared  as if they were  his teeth.

4963.That Kumbhakarna was sleeping   like   the  big ocean  
Which does  not leave  its shores waiting  for the final deluge    at the   end of the eons,
And like the king Cobra   which was paralyzed by  the magic chant ,
Without any possibility    of getting it stopped   by   any problems.

4964. That Hanuman who is considered    as  strong as
 The Matchless Lord Shiva among the trinity , was not able   to  make out ,
 As to who that Rakshasa   is  and that that he must be the   uncivilized  ,
King of all Rakshasas and saw him with very great   anger,
With   fire coming out of his eyes that protect the world.

4965.And when   he went near and saw him , as he   could not see  the ten heads,
And the very strong  twenty shoulders  on that   Rakshasa,
He became confused and by deep thought  , put out   the   fire like anger ,
Which was   ebbing out of him , by the ocean water   of his wisdom.

4966.That  monkey chief who  was serving the fame of   Rama like honey to the ears,
After   getting rid of his anger   thought, “Let it be whoever it is”.
And decided that  that person would  die  within a few    days,
Making his inner palm as outer palm  , left   that palace and went ahead.

4967. That Hanuman who had the form of the fame   of Rama   went to  ,
Multistory buildings  , rows of mansions  , halls which were meant for ladies to play,
Halls  , temples  , musical platforms  and  debating  halls  , searching for Sita.

4968. That Hanuman  who like   Lord Vishnu    holding the wheel,
Could  enter the atom as well as    the very huge  Meru mountain,
Could merge himself with  , gem studded entrances  , window spaces,
Within flowers   and  the very delicate    stem of the  flowers and he also ,
Could become very fat and who can tell realy about his greatness?

4969. That Hanuman who protects his friends ,wanting
To   see  all the ladies with extremely tender  fingers  ,
Went like this   to all places   and entered the palace   of  Vibeeshana  ,
Who was liked   by kings , Brahmins ,  Devas as  well  as  people of serpent land.

4970.Hanuman  thinking that  with white colour   it would be   difficult to live,
Among the black coloured Asuras, assuming their black coloured body  ,
Reached and saw Vibheeshana   who was   like   Dharma  ,
And was living   in  the courtyard   made   of corals ,
Under      the  Karpaga    tent   which was dripping    fresh honey  ,
On the   stage  made   of crystal  hidden from every one.

4971. Looking at him intently  and  understanding  about  his feelings,
By his inner   conscience  , he understood    that  he is one without  faults  ,
And one with matchless character , one   with mind where enmity has  been removed,
And later   took another path   and saw through  crores of  mountain like  mansions  ,
By entering in to them , within   a  second  .

4972. After   examining   many Deva ladies   who had   full moon  like faces  ,
Who had very reddish mouth   to find out whether    they were   Sita,
He crossed several palaces   with a speed much greater then mind  ,
And saw the front side   of the prison where  Indra    was  kept in prison.

4973.He   crossed  several   places   guarded by   several thousands of Rakshasas,
Who were armed , who had very big hands   , who if they start    talking ,
Start talking about big stories, puzzles   and proverbs ,
Showing    their moon like teeth   and  who had   drunk  , very strong ,
Alcoholic   drink  which would  aid them   kill their enemies and went inside.

4974.  That Hanuman who can enter   in to places where   even smoke cannot enter ,
Entered a  palace   and saw there   Indrajit     who was sleeping  as if  hiding some eyes and faces.
Of The great  son of the God with three eyes   who had six faces  ,
And twelve arms    showing different directions   in the middle of several pretty ladies.

4975. This  valorous  one   was like a cruel lion sleeping  in a mountain cave  ,
And Hanuman thought  , “Was he a Rakshasa with  white bent teeth like   the  moon?
Was he son of Lord Shiva armed with an axe ?Was he his son the  Lord Subrahamanya?’I do not know who he is but  I am sure   the young Lakshmana    and Rama who protects  those whio  seek protection,
Who are both great warriors   would get worried in mind fighting  war   with him  ,
For several days     in the ensuing    war.”

4976.”Is it wise to tell  that   al the devas  except Lord Shiva  , the four faced Lord Brahma  
 And  Lord Vishnu   would not be comparable    to him? That   Ravana    who likes war  ,
Had got a good assistant in this valorous one and it is   not great wonder  ,
That he had won victory in war over   all    the three    worlds .”

4977.After praising Indrajit like this  , deciding to stop that matter  there,
He decided that  he should spend all his    time in searching  the lady ,
Whom he has come to search, apart from the mansion of Indrajit ,
Searched    thousands of thousands houses  which were  ,
Near to each other   thoroughly  and without any fault.

4978, That famous Hanuman   after   crossing  the mansion of Akshayakumara  ,
Searched the  home of Athikaya    as well as his  younger brothers ,
Searched   well  the huge houses   of the   chief minister  ,
And went ahead    with great  speed  like   Rama Bana.

4979.Like   this   after searching    the homes   of very big  army commanders  ,
He entered   and searched thousand crores   of    golden mansions  ,
And with an  intention   of seeing   the broad place   ,
Where Ravana  is living  in hiding  he entered   the huge city  ,
That  cannot be destroyed   and crossed   the moat  in the centre .

4980.Like a matchless   elephant in rut   which does not need any help,
Hanuman  who had followed the sun God   in the sake  of a fruit to eat,
And who thought that the  moat  which was  like seven great    oceans   were creating  problems,
For wiping away  the goddess who had been made to cross the cold sea looked at that moat.

4981. It will not  be entirely proper if some one   were to call it a    very wide moat,
For even if several men   with great   firmness   for a period  of an eon  dig it ,
It is not possible to form it  and Hanuman thought  ,” possibly  the seven oceans  ,
Have fused together    and  have surrounded the city  , scared of Ravana.”

4982. Hanuman who has spread in all the worlds , where the fame of Rama has spread,
Reaching that moat   with large  body of water  which was like   that ,  felt that even if he assumed ,
Double the speed  which he  had  assumed while crossing the sea,
It would  be very difficult to cross   it   and told it openly .

4983.”The  moat   was   looking as   if  the four types  of clouds    had fallen down,
Out of thirst    and was having   that  much water as if those  clouds have  been put there,
And it was  not possible  to describe   the structure of the moat which was like,
That of the army   of Ravana   who was determined   to give  sorrow  to the world.” Hanuman thought

4984.  That  moat   was a mixture of the three   types of Rut    of the   elephant  ,
The foam out of mouth  of horses, the saffron   mixed   water  flow from great ladies,
The musk   which was applied   to the hair  to the  scented hair  of bathing ladies.
Honey  ,  sandal paste   and   several scented   materials.

4985.In that moat   there  were unnal birds , several types  of cranes,
Andril  birds  , Kuruku birds  , Ullan birds  , swans  , water fowls,
Big storks  , Chakravaka birds  , KInnara    birds, geese,
KIlukkam birds  , king fishers  , water birds, crows  and Gunalam birds , which made sound.

4986. The akil smoke    fed to the hair  by    pretty ladies, the musk applied by them,
The red cotton juice applied to the feet  got mixed    in the water   of the moat ,
And  because  of that  the best of male elephants which took bath in that moat  ,
And  the young tender looking   female   elephants of great heritage  developed love tiff.

4987.  The scented   lotus flowers   which had   the perfume   of honey ,
Was visible    in all the   parts   of that moat   in large   numbers,
And seeing that would not those    who were   related  ,
To the face of the  imprisoned  Goddess  which was  like closed lotus flowers   get  depressed?

4988. The properly laid out    steps    which were made of crystal   ,
And the water    that   was seen by   its side,  cannot be  differentiated ,
By a cursory look  similar   to people    with a clear mind   joining  ,
With silly people , it would not be easy to differentiate   them.

4989.   Great gems like topaz   and  other gems like   garnets  spreading light  ,
In a different manner at the top and the bottom  made  one think,
That  oceans  like   milk ocean and  all  other   oceans  ,
Have joined    to  flow    water   like  this  moat.

4990.He jumped  and crossed that  moat   in a similar way  ,
That  he crossed the ocean , making the walls   behind him,
Reached   the very unapproachable    intermediate   town,
Which    was provided    with very great  security,
And now we will deal about the events  that  happened afterwards.

4991. In that city of Rakshasas   which makes  even God of death scared,
In that   middle of night   , he searched    the   three lakhs streets  ,
Which covered a distance   of twelve    Yojanas, for that lady.

4992. The   sound of the drunkards got calmed down , the sound  ,
Of the ocean like  Pari drum became   muted, The songs were not heard,
The Goldsmiths wound    up their work for    that   day,
The sound   of three   types of drums   became  muted and sleep started.

4993. Horses   of different colours    bent their head  and started sleeping,
Those valorous ones  who guard the walls  kept awake and   made  ,
Sound   in all places and  the  ladies   with shining    flower bouquets,
Who had   hair with scent  had love tiff   with  their husbands for their humble words
And all   other   ladies of the   city   started    sleeping.

4994.  Young   lads   who had broad shoulders who wore ornaments  over them,
Who won   in the battle of love  slept   on the top of   the  slope like  breasts  of ladies
Who got defeated and who were  tired   and were like peacocks  ,
Completely   bewitched  by them   and thus   the  tiredness  of love making progressed.

4995. Those who practiced   left side practices    drank alcohol   and fell fainted,
And forgot to enjoy the  pleasure  of love   and  instead   of   enjoying   the art of love,
As told by love god   slept  fainted  and those   of them who slept  .
Like the bees which after becoming sufficiently drunk   stopped the humming  ,
And slept   without enjoying   the different  scents    of the smoke  .

4996. The songs of many  different type   dancers who had drunk alcohol ,
Slept closing    the eyes which are their lyrics  . Veenas slept  closing  .
Their cool eyes . the drums and other  such instruments   closed   their eyes,
The eyes of the people got closed  , doors were   closed  , and darkness  spread  everywhere,
As if the   sky has    closed its    eyes   and has   started   sleeping.

4997.   The white flowers   like Narantham   opened and the breeze   which wafts,
Touching those flowers heightened    the sensations   and due to this,
The water    which flows from the    black eyes   fell like    streams but in spite of it,
The  separate heart of those   who had separated from their lovers burnt   due to that parting.

4998.Like  people getting  great because   the   enemies    were  getting weak  ,
When the ghee  which melts   got reduced ,    the flame from innumerable lamps,
Became of reduced size and the breeze that   was wafting   put them all out,
And at that time    the light from the ornaments    that  ladies   were wearing  ,
Blew  more   in the sea of passion   and gave  light   like lamps.

4999.All the great people    who do    religious rituals  in a proper manner,
Who were   very wise    slept, the people   who practiced  Yoga slept,
The cruel male   elephants in rut   which  made them confused   also slept,
The mad people   who got faint  also slept  .Now   what will happen to sleep of others.

5000. When the city of Lanka was sleeping thus , Hanuman   who had    won over,
The enmity of fate  searched two crores of  the clean streets    where   the kings lived ,
And later after searching crossed the moat and  walls   of the palace   of Ravana.

5001.The palace of Ravana who   was habituated     to fight   wars  was filled,
With beauty and greatness and Hanuman  reached   the homes    of ladies  ,
Who like the group of stars were   living along  with moon like  house of   Ravana.

5002.He then reached the cluster  of homes   of Yaksha ladies  who had  ,
Lustrous faces   like   the full moon without the black blemishes,
And were   interested    in living   together in a separate   street of mansions.

5003.Hanuman who had   swept away   bad fate due    to the desire  ,
For things visited the large number   of  gem studded   door closers,
Taking a form thinner than the spun thread  and like   the sweet breeze.
And   entered  in to those    rooms   and examined them.

5004.Some Yaksha ladies   with a mind attracted   by    Ravana
Having mountain like  elephants , without   inhaling   and  without,
Batting of their eyes , were  sitting just like   pictures.

5005.Some other   Yaksha ladies possibly scared   about the God of love  ,
Who had cruel flower arrows or possibly   desirous   of   the resulting ,
Sweet  dreams (we do not know which?) were   sleeping  without any interest.

5006.Some other Yaksha ladies    who had   breasts    wounded   several times ,
By the arrows of God of love which rarely   miss their aim  were depressed,
And were thinking.” What is the point in crying? Would we   be able   to draw,
The picture   of Ravana who is expert in giving orders?”

5007.Some other Yaksha ladies . with   a wet eyes   were  talking to the  ,
Naganavai birds like dolls   thus  , “You would not tell me   anything ,
To me  which is suitable. You have not     brought   my soul  and,
You have not told   him about    my present state” and wailed.

5008.Some other Yaksha ladies, become thinner    being wafted by   humid breeze 
And seeing their own heavy breasts   and thinking  of the  pride  ,
Of the valorous   shoulders of   Ravana became depressed   and confused.

5009. Some other Yaksha ladies   lay down on beds  ,
Whose    sides   are  lit   by  new luster  of red  gems,
For  many days   and getting famished   because  of that ,
Were similar   to the moon  in red sky  of the dusk.

5010.Some other Yaksha ladies trying to sleep  on the hammocks  ,
Hung by the  maids who were   like lustrous  Karpaga climbers,
By their hands became confused by the fearsome honey  like sound    of Yaazh.

5011. Some other Yaksha ladies  became extremely   happy   ,
Seeing their own heavy breasts   which  managed   to steal,
The sandal paste   from the   shoulders   of Ravana   who  ,
Very easily lifted   the Kailasa  mountain   on which  Lord Shiiva,
Who  sent the fire arrows with bows made by  bending two  corners of Mount  Meru.

5012. Some other Yaksha ladies  sang about the fame    Of Ravana,
 Who desiring  to sing    the  greatness   of  Lord Shiva  ,
Who danced in such a way   that    the four oceans joined    in to one,
Used  his  pretty fingers   sang sweetly  the four    types of Pan music .

5013. Hanuman who   follows justice    entered    the ten lakh houses ,
Of such Yaksha ladies    and after searching them    reached   ,
The  street in which  homes of Rakshasis   belonging to clan of  Ravana were there.

5014.The young sun light   which had the colour  of  gems which are  like fire,
Drank   the darkness which had  spread continuously    in those homes ,
Where  there  are  no lamps , the crowd   of ladies   dispersed and  ,
Remained   on one side   and loved and quarreled    with Ravana.

5015.He saw bees crowding like   smoke about the   hair   of ladies on which musk was applied .
And which was more lustrous than fire   ,  who were considering   the bed   that  they occupied,
As their enemy , went away from there  and went and   slept on the cool  crystal beds,
But were   getting    greatly hot due    to the passion   within them.

5016.He saw  ladies  like the evening sky , whose   body was like the  lustrous   and great sky,
The  dense stars as their pearl necklaces, the  streak of lightning  as their waist,
The red sky resembling the   Murukka    flowers as    their hair,
The clouds  as their black eyes applied   with kajal  ,
And the shining crescent of the moon   as their forehead  .

5017.  He saw  ladies participating  in Kazhangu play   in the moon lit  white terrace   ,
Of the erect   tall mansions, picking   up the    stars  in the sky by their hands  ,
With their blue lotus like eyes applied    with kajal change its nature  ,
And with  their  disheveled  hair being crowded   by bees  similar to unending  heavy rains.

5018. He saw ladies hating the water , which was   brought  by maidens of heavens,
Wearing ear globes   ,  from the Sky ganges    which was    spread   everywhere,
As it was  not cold enough and becoming sad   in the  rooms  shining  due to their ornaments,
And later   taking bath in the stream of water   got by  drilling a hole on the clouds.

5019.He saw  ladies   who claimed that their darling Ravana   who was like their soul,
Has   taken the gems   from  Adhi Sesha, the chief of serpents and given it to them ,
As present   and keeping  them as wager against the crown   and ornaments  ,
Of the  Vidhyadhara kings  ,playing gambling  on the golden board without sleeping.

5020.He saw the ladies of Sidhi clan  under the pearl tent  inside the Karpaga garden  ,
Singing songs as per the beats   of   the very instrument of pot   and the 
Serpent ladies   who talk sweetly  playing the  huge drums  tied   by leather  belts,
And watching   the Deva maidens    with sweet teeth  and golden shoulders   dancing there.

5021,He saw  ladies   with stream like eyes  due to the love for Ravana   hurting them,
Like a nail , who   had   a heart which has forsaken the    sleep ,   singing ,
With  no difference between sound of flute , sound of Veena   and their  voice,
Songs  which have been   written with Thala  , dripping   nectar all over,

5022.He saw ladies with   rotating eyes   due to their drinking alcohol,
With thighs like Banana tree  ,  with hips  like   chariot   board ,
Whose flowery dresses, and  ornaments    over their hips   were slipping away ,
Dancing Kuravai    dance  with waving ear  globes  giving out the luster of a rain bow and faltering.

5023.He saw ladies drinking alcohol and blood which were  like poison of snakes,
Who were talking incoherently like mad people, who broke   the cloth and  belt,
Worn over    their hips  Singing  Kuchari pan  in that stage , joining together  ,
Played Tala  in an instrument called  chachari  and  were not able to have a stable mind.

5024. He saw ladies whose mind was weakened   by the strong alcohol   which had  colour of curd,
Whose   wisdom was being shaken   , who claimed   God has entered   in to them, please see,
And then taking deep breath  , lifting both their  hands    above their    head  ,
With  hair standing erect  , with body   getting ashamed, who open .
Their mouths   and   who become completely listless  because of it.

5025.Like this there were four crores of Rakshasi women   who had love towards  Ravana,
And hanuman searched all the houses    in  those  long streets  for Lady Sita,
And went to the streets having mansions   housing    the sidha maidens,
And not finding any thing there, he reached    the homes that housed Vidhyadhara ladies.

5026.The Vidhyadhara  ladies who had more  and more   love  and not able to see ,
Ravana  with a fish like crown   coming to them became  very dejected  ,
Making them shiver  more than   their waists  , became depressed  and confused  ,
And when   the songs  played  with hands  in the long musical instrument    ,
Which is in no way different from the throat   of musicians  ,
Using   the artistic eye   and well    formulated   songs  ,
Enter their ears   like    cruel snakes    they   got   very much confused and worried.

5027. The sages and Devas    who   follow good conduct and   love every one  ,
Considering that   these Vidhyadhara  maidens   were   always in love with Ravana  ,
Who was very strong   and who wipes    away his enemies   due to great anger  ,
Got angry with them , and then the cool moon   showering    cruel hot rays  ,
Burnt   their  cool and   bud like     breasts and they are shivering like flower creepers.

5028.Hanuman saw  the Vidhyadhara ladies   who were waiting with mature  passion,
Initially for  a    small time   which became a long time like eons  with mind breaking  ,
Became sad due to sorrow  recollected  the dried sandal paste  on their breasts ,
Coming from Ravana who embraced  them   and the   pictures  drawn by him on them,
And  their sword like eyes   which cuts     the heaviness    of   the souls,
Turned    deep red  expecting  Ravana    and were   taking  deep breath.

5029.After searching   thoroughly the long street   with  twelve crores of clean houses ,
Where  such ladies were  living  , Hanuman reached   the  huge  palace of Ravana,
Who is the lord of the three worlds    and in between saw   the palace ,
Of Mandodhari   the daughter  of Maya   whose  very  lustrous  face  ,
Which lead to the dimming   the face of the    cool moon.

5030.Hanuman after   seeing that palace  , used his    eyes as well as wisdom  ,
And thought that the cause for which he had come here   was near the end of the city,
And this palace   is very much different from others . Is it possible that  ,
This is the  place    where my lord’s  lady who is sweeter   than his soul,
Is kept ? is this palace   to which he  brought  her  , as thae palace  ,
Had been studded with very many gems   and was like the,
Kausthuba  gem of the broad chest of  Lord Vishnu among all palaces.

5031. In that palace     there was a lady  whose   fresh leaf like feet  ,
Which was like   the  quiver  of the   god of love carrying flower arrows ,
Was   caressed   by  Deva maidens  like Ramba  by their hands  ,
Which was fanned by cowries, with   ladies with sweet voice  ,
Which made us say    that   sugarcane    tastes    bitter  ,
Singing the Pan called Kamaram    using   a well mature  yaazh  ,
Which was   entering her ears   and perfumed breath coming  out of her nose  .

5032. “Would those   very wise men     who have thought about    the use   of actions  ,
Considering   that   the friendship is of long duration,   do improper    acts?
And due to that , if  those who have   a  depressed mind    get angry  ,
Even if they are   great people    who have moved    away from desires,
Is it improper  for them to get   their  desires fulfilled   by those bad people ?
Or is it proper?”   thinking like this   due to fear   which leads   to suspicion  ,
The famous breeze   did not  enter that house    but was waiting  for  the workers to call her ,
And even after   it enterd   if they said   “Go back” due to its sensitiveness  , it will show her presence.

5033.Hanuman who could not be stopped by others seeing that lady   who was sleeping  ,
With a luster   which puts to shame   the lustrous   Manikhya   lamps,     suspected ,
Whether   she was  Sita, and  that thought which was   like fire  ,
Burnt    his body as    well as   soul   and with great   sorrow   told as follows.

5034.”She has  lost  the usefulness  of this body which   has been  made  ,
By   a  cage   constructed by   bones .Let it be there. If this  lady  , who  has  ,
Removed   the tie of pure love along with her heritage   and moved away  ,
From chastity which is divine  is Sita who wears   heavy      ear globes  ,
The fame of Rama would  get reduced and me as well   as  the asuras  ,
Of this Lanka    would   certainly     die today itself  “   he    thought.

5035.” The lady Sita has  a  pretty human form   and the lady   who sleeps here,
Has a form that  is different from human and if this is thought   over deeply  ,
There arises a suspicion whether  she  is a Yaksha lady  or an Asura   lady ?
Would the love that has been placed on Rama   who wears a   accented garland  ,
Return even to the  God of love    who     has a   fish flag? “ And so
He  thought   that  it was not proper for him to think her    as  Sita.

5036. “She has    some good   characteristics  but  there is sign in her body  ,
Which tells me   that  the time for her   to attain endless   sorrow is very near.
Her black hair decorated by flowers   is disheveled   , she is telling   some words ,
With  an unstable  mouth ,showing that   her husband will   die  here itself  ,
And this town also    would   be soon destroyed  “   he thought  .

5037.That Hanuman who had strong mountain like   shoulders   , which cannot  be  ,
Uprooted  by Ravana  , after deciding that   he would stop these  pleasant thought  ,
At that  point,   with great thought went behind the  palace    of Mandodhari   and,
Reached    a building  of victory    which was    taller than the big Meru mountain .

5038.Many areas of the city   of Lanka    trembled, mountains  shivered,
The  eyes   and eye brows of the Rakshasis     shivered   like their pretty waist  
And their    pretty shoulders    also shivered   on their  right side,
 The directions    trembled and even without  lightning  the long   sky  with clouds ,
Produced thundering sound  and the pots with    water  broke.

5039.Hanuman went and stood there  and   using his   wisdom    felt,
 That “the wealth of this great city would be destroyed alas,”
And stood there   with   his matchless  good mind  full of pity.
He also   thought “For any one who  is born in any clan,
Or for that matter  any one  , the good and fate  would be similar,
And there   is nothing   more stronger  that the  rule  of fate.”

5040. Hanuman  who had ocean like  knowledge    of books   and also ,
Knowledge  that he had heard  saw    the Ravana     who was  sleeping,
In the  huge palace   with surrounding  courtyards   full of  ,
Valorous people armed with spears   , who were spread like ocean,
Similar   to  Lord Vishnu staying in   the  big   milky  ocean with tides 
On  the serpent   with very many gems  as   well as  many heads.

5041.He saw the  long crowns  studded with   very lustrous gems  ,
Which were like the young Sun who had climbed   to a position    above   the mountain,
And the ornaments    with nets    throwing scant light   destroyed the thing called  “darkness”,
And  Ravana  who was    similar   to the very strong God Narasimha who killed Hiranya 
 On the top of  Meru mountain with  caves, and   who was a matchless one,
 Spreading his several bent shoulders  and several heads   sleeping .

5042.   In that great   golden palace   several Deva maidens wearing several bangles    
Standing in a row  were fanning   Ravana   with  clean and white  fans  and when,
The light whirl wind   bringing down the   honey drops    from the flowers  of Karpage tree  ,
Along with the flowers   and when  this fell on him   , his body became     heated ,
And as and when he thought  of Sita wearing good   bangles  ,
He left out a   painful breath     and his    body got reduced.

5043.That Ravana who shook the  huge mountain    on which    Lord who     keeps,
On his top of head   the  white moon crescent , was   shot   with the    cruel  ,
Arrows of God of love   on his   chest crossing many of    his   shoulders  ,
And   he   grievously    suffered  due to  the wounds    that were created,
In between the  scars of  wounds       that   were created   by the tusks,
Of those great  lustrous elephants  which  suffered in the great war that was waged by him.

5044. The light breeze   which was born  with the very cool Tamil language  ,
Wafted    on the mixture   of sandal , camphor   and scented material  ,
But  made the fire called passion    burn him   with  double the vigour  ,
And due to this his torturous   breaths   increased    thinking   about  ,
Lady Sita who had tender fingers like Kanthal  ,  towards     whom his mind raced,
With great speed   and  that Ravana   felt empty like the  anthills vacated  by serpents.

5045. Long time ago   when emotions came out  , with an intention   of winning,
Over all enemies in all directions    and in that  great war  ,
Whatever he ate   picking  with his respectable hands   came out  of his mouth   ,
And flowed from the   sides      of his mouth  like the fame  of devas ,
And that   Ravana      had    long   white     side teeth.

5046.   The very white bed of Ravana     due to    the heat   arising out of his body   ,
Started burning like fire   and in his very hot body   was covered with sweat  ,
And  white   eruptions  started appearing on it   and when the heat  further  increased,
 The male and female bees which have drunk honey from the garlands    ,
That he was wearing came   out    and died and  the garland turned in to ash,
And he   let   out a very torturing    and   very  hot breath.

5047.   With his mind   going towards  the Goddess Lakshmi who   is the consort, 
Of Lord Vishnu holding the wheel  , That Ravana was pretending   to sleep,
On the flower bed    and his  water of love towards    the Goddess with blue flower like eyes,
Converted itself   in to stream and his soul was   coming out as   deep breath as if it was being grinded.

5048. When the thought which grows    greatly increased  , he felt as if  he was,
Seeing the form of Goddess   just before him  , he had a face  that was smiling  ,
A mind which was    sad  and confused   and thought  “Did not that Sita,
Whose voice like the dripping honey from the hive , enter   in to my mind,
Earlier when Soorpanakha   introduced her” and all his hairs stood erect on his body.

5049.Similar   to the peacock which   had feathers   with intricate   art work,
In spite of increased emotions leaves   one mountain and   joins ,
Another   big mountain with sorrow  , the ladies who are like the best peacocks,
After  hugging  the shoulders which go to war and then get victory  ,
Leave   one of his shoulders  and hug another shoulder  which are in a row.

5050.Like the Sun who rises from the black sea   above   the mountain of sun rise  ,
And giving out luster, Ravana   had on his chest  garlands   of gems,
Which spread light    everywhere and was the one   who  had true valour  ,
And removed   the  power  of Vajrayudha,   Axe  and wheel   ,
Which were    used to protect  matchlessly   all the three   worlds  by the Devas.

5051. The  bees which  raise   the flower petals  of the flower garland   worn by Ravana,
And the bees that hover    round the rut water  of the  elephants   of directions  ,
After    wandering     here and there and mixed the   sandal paste applied  ,
On the chest of Ravana   with the  Kumkum   worn by those victorious   elephants,
And in the ensuing war  , the elephants  of directions  trying to pierce the chest  of Ravana ,
By their tusks    but scared  about his sharp spear  , they saluted his feet   which was ,
Saluted earlier    the  enemy kings who had wounded his feet with their crown.

5052.That Hanuman who had assumed a   form which was even smaller   ,
Than the Vamana   form assumed by  Lord Vishnu  , looked at Ravana  ,
Who had very strong ten hands as well   as twenty heads   and as soon as he   saw him,
Sparks  of the fire of death  came out of his   eyes and even the heaven  broke and got scattered.

5053.He  thought  , “If I do not show my strength today   and with the  power of feet,
Power  the  ten heads   as well his gem studded   crowns   of Ravana  who cheated Sita,
Who had sword like eyes   and kept her in prison  , what   is the use of the   strength of my shoulders,
And  my fame which would be remaining   would become great and I would not be a slave any more.”

5054.”Is it proper    to live in this world   acting like a slave?, Would   the Ravana,
Who   has imprisoned  Sita with a pretty forehead   escape from me  ,
Even after   I have seen him  . I would break   all  his big shoulders  ,
Attack him with my feet  , kill him    and    destroy the  entire city of Lanka.
“Everything that    has to happen  will  happen in a proper way.”

5055. Thinking like this   Getting enthused   , biting his teeth  , Grinding both his palms,
Standing up  ,  and after wards  getting his anger reduced  he   told within himself,
‘Rama has not ordered me to destroy Ravana   and Lanka , and starting a job  ,
And  doing another job  is not proper    for one with wisdom as wealth  ,
And  thinking deeply  , If I do it  then it would    give    rise       to sorrow, “
And he refrained   from doing it.

5056. He remained like an ocean which was   capable   of destroying the    entire world,
And which waiting  for orders  of time   never   crosses  its banks    and,
If we   analyze his action properly , it was felt that   though he had the strength ,
Like  lord Shiva   who swallowed  the  poison to remove the sorrow of  devas ,
AS he being   one   who protects  good character  , he  would not do anything   without proper thought.

5057.He decided   that  “let my thought of fighting with   Ravana   today  ,
Remain   within me  ,  for if  later   people say that  one monkey  destroyed,
The thorn like Ravana   who had imprisoned  ,  Sita who decorates her hair with flowers,
It will bring   a dip   to the ability of Rama     for getting victory   by fighting war with arrows.”
Thinking like    this   he left   out the very great   anger within him.

5058.Hanuman who lost his anger   this way  again   told within himself.
“There is no lady   who wears   the best of bangles   sleeping  ,
With this useless person  and his state  reveals   that   his body is heated up,
Due to great passion   and so Lady Sita  is  remaining  with chastity and that is good news.”

5059.   After thinking like this   he decided   that there   is no point   in staying there ,
He went away from the palace   of  mountain like    Ravana   and  
He got agitated     thinking that  “alas,  in this  big city  , the lady  Sita,
Who   wears gem studded   golden ornaments  is not there.”

5060.He thought  “has he killed that lady who never   swerves from chastity,
Has he eaten her up  , In which world   has he imprisoned    her  ?
I who am of low intellect   do not know    anything   and so  ,
If   I have  to return back , what   shall I tell Rama  and this great sorrow,
Will not leave   me   unless   I  happen to die.”

5061.”Rama   would be thinking that  I would see  Sita   and then only return,
Sugreeva, the chief of monkeys would have   been thinking   that  ,
I would  bring back Sita  and the way that  I  who am insignificant ,
Has taken to fulfill my aim is like this  .How can I now   go in front of Rama,
Or shall I die     along with these   enemies  of ours here itself.”

5062.”The time limit specified by Sugreeva    is getting over and I have  not been,
Able to see Sita with thick hair  . After making Angadha    and others ,
Who wanted to die  , to live there, though I speedily reached  Lanka,
I was not able to do the job ,How can   I continue living without dying ,
The  matchless   thing called  “Dharma” has   moved far away from me.”

5063. “There is no being   in this city which is seven  hundred Yojanas broad ,
And is enclosed by a wall  , whom I have not seen but I have not been able ,
To see only the  matchless   great queen of Rama the Lord of fate,
And so I would    drown my self in this ocean of sorrow    and die.”

5064.”Should  I using my hands    which can powder    even a mountain  ,
Catch hold of that   Ravana   and make blood flow like river   from his mouth,
Or  Should I make Ravana who holds   a sharp spear   and this city  ,
Melt like  soft wax  by raising    great  fire  and then   close it.”

5065.”I who am ignorant   carrying this soul which    does not go away  ,
In spite of this    body made of flesh getting tired   ask   about   the lady  ,
With devas and others ,  they are   incapable   of telling about Lady Sita,
When the very strong Ravana    is not there ,  and how   will ,
Others   who are lowlier   than devas  tell me .How shall  I find out?”

5066 “The king of hawks Sampathi   had told that   he saw Lady Sita,
 In this great city of Lanka  and whatever    he has told has   become a lie,
And now without destroying   this big city   which is blessed   with gems  ,
Should I continue to live    withis    body  and become  more sorry.”

5067. “This cruel Rakshasa   caught hold   of  Sita who had combed hair  ,
Decorated   by the chosen flowers   with the knowledge  of  heaven and earth  ,
And this can never   prove to be wrong  and so   let me uproot   this town,
 Which is in the middle of ocean  and   put it in the ocean and destroy it  ,
And that seems to be the only action that    would be just “ he thought  .

5068.That Hanuman  who did not have even space    to to put Til seed,
IN his mind which was completely filled    with Rama  who,
Can be anywhere  and who can travel anywhere , stared  at the sky,
Where   the birds stay, came out of that  Palace   and while going out,
Saw  a garden  which had  flowers   with honey  near by.


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