12.Pini Veetu padalam
Chapter on getting rid of the tie .
(Hanuman who could have easily got rid of the ties submitted to it as he wanted to talk to Ravana and also due to his respect for Lord Brahma. Indrajit takes him in front of Ravana who enquires with Hanuman , about himself. He tells that he is emissary of Angadha and later says he is the emissary of Sugreeva. When asked Hanuman informs Ravana, about Rama. His killing of Vali and message from Sugreeva to immediately release Sita. Infuriated Ravana orders for killing of Hanuman but under the advice of Vibheeshana decides to disfigure him by burning his tail and sending him back,. The asuras tie him well and drag him through all the streets of the city and at last lit fire to his tail. When lady Sita hears about this, she prays Lord fire to become cool , which he obeys. Hanuman escapes from the tie and sets fire to city of Lanka.
IN Valmiki Ramayana Ravana does not ask questions to Hanuman and on his behalf, Prahastha his chief minister asks the question,”
5805. Several Asuras came to the place shouting “ Shoot an arrow at this monkey,
Cut him with a sword , Pierce him with a spear , Split him with an axe ,
Take out his intestines , Cut him in to several pieces , rub him on the earth,
Eat his flesh and If this escapes from here , we will lose our lives.”
5806. Ladies with kajal applied big eyes and males getting angry,
Just like a serpent with a hood “Should we keep this silly monkey ,
Alive for so much time “ and surrounded Hanuman from all sides,
And some Asuras were trying to kill Hanuman.
5807.”Does this diamond like body of this monkey merit,
To be destroyed using poison coated weapons?
Push him in the folding ocean and press on his head firmly.
If you are not able to do that , put him in fire and kill him”, They said.
5808. Some others told , “ Ask him to bring back My father ,
My younger brother and elder brother “ And stopped them,
And many said, “He has come here as per the order ,
Of the Devas of heaven “ and felt that they would not be able to kill him.
5809.”We have never been separated from our soul like husbands ,
Who were pretty and were as strong as the mountain ,
But today they have gone , Would we not wish for them and sorrow?
We would sit on his head as seat and would not leave ,
Unless he gives back our Mangalya”, said many crying Asura ladies.
5810. The huge sound made by Asuras belonging to the victorious city
Of Lanka who had come to see Hanuman being taken away,
Was heard by Asura ladies , the neck of whose husbands have been cut,
Who had a face wearing ear globes and were thirsting for their husbands,
And they became very happy and that sound spread all over the world.
5811.Hanuman went along with them with happiness seeing ,
The warriors holding sharp fire like cruel weapons , as well as,
The houses of the city which were broken to dust ,
Which resembled mountains broken by thunder
Due to his throwing the chariots and horses on them.
5812. Though they saw that the very strong shoulders of Hanuman,
Which were like an old tree surrounded by ants suffering ,
Due to being tied by the serpent rope , due to fear ,
The innocent Rakshasis pretended having not seen it ,
And started running away, feeling that the monkey would come there too,
And several asuras whose lips had come up due to, the shivering ,
Of their teeth were wondering , what other great harm the monkey would do?
5813.Many asuras were scared hearing the tumult in the city and kept quiet,
Some others were relating the valorous deeds of that monkey in that war,
And some others whenever they saw Hanuman , shivered due to fear,
And started running helter-skelter outside the town.
5814.Some said “ this tie with the serpent which burns and hurts ,
Seems to be like a tie with a flower garland to this monkey as his face is full of luster,
And so without wasting much time after thinking about getting good results ,
Do all that needs to be done .It is not proper to take him now before the king.”
5815. “The simplicity of this monkey must have made that lustrous snake ,
Worn out and so the thought of this monkey in his mind could be different ,”
Thinking like this some asuras looked at Hanuman and entreated with him,
“Look at us with joyful thought and do not become angry with us” and then they saluted him,
5816.Then fifty thousand KInkaras who had endless strength ,
And were greatly valorous assembled on one side of Hanuman,
And catching hold of the serpent rope they started ,
Draging away Hanuman who was wearing heroic anklets.
5817.” Did the God of death, for destroying the pride of those Asuras ,
Who were very strong , hid his form which cannot be destroyed ,
Took the form of a monkey and started destroying us” said many Asuras.
5818. Many Asura ladies who were wearing many rows of bangles ,
Crowding in the open courtyards of mansions , on the top ,
Of many houses of Gold , on window sills and in places ,
Where huge drums were being played which gave rise to huge sound.
5819.That God Shiva holding the matchless weapon of axe ,
And living on Kailasa mountain , due to the greatness of Sita,
Who had the looks of a peacock , has possibly taken the form of monkey,
With sharp teeth and entered in to this pretty city,
Surrounded by compound walls , “ some Asuras were saying.
5820.The Deva ladies , the creeper like Vidhyadhara ladies with long hair,
The Naga ladies whose voice was sweeter than Yaazh music , The sidha ladies,
Who are sweeter than Sugar cane and also the Yaksha ladies ,
Making very great sound assembled in all places.
5821.Some Asuras thought that . “Lord Vishnu who sleeps on the ocean of milk,
And holds a big wheel and Lord Brahma who wearing a flower garland ,
And created the world, due to enmity with Asuras, must have ,
Changed their form and after becoming one body and entered this city.”
5822.All those who were not Rakshasas or Rakshasis , did not hide ,
Their rain like tears and did they shed tears seeing the suffering ,
Of Sita with scented hairs or was it due to mercy seeing,
The suffering of Hanuman or due to the simplicity of Dharma.
5823.That Hanuman who did masculine duties did not want ,
To either return back or win a victory over them all,
But wanted to proceed and meet the king of Lanka,
And so thinking like this went along with them.
5824,He thought “Due to the mercy of my father, the wind God ,
Due to the blessed deed of meditating on the divine feet of Rama,
And also due to boons given by Sita and other Devas,
I can easily shake off this cruel arrow but ,
It is better for me to remain with a tired mind,.
5825.Hanuman thought “ If I reached Ravana , the Asura with curved teeth ,
And Inform him along the council of senior advisers , about,
The likely happenings of future as per the order of Rama,
Possibly Ravana may lose his determination of the mind,
And may give back Sita belonging to the Mithila country to me.”
5826.”Otherwise I would be able know the efficiency of people who are with him,
And also know about their deeper intentions and also when I who am the emissary of the king,
Regarded as his face , inform Ravana as to what Rama told me ,
Then from the words that he utters , I can know about his strength and mentality.”
5827. “When I inform Ravana about the destruction of Vali ,
The danger that happened to Maramara trees , The huge ,
Measureless strength of the monkey army , and about ,
The strength of Sugreeva It would stick firmly,
To the mind of Ravana of blue colour “, he thought.
5828.”And so ,My meeting Ravana and making him understand,
The power and justice of Rama and by chance ,
If he did not agree , killing more than half the army ,
That is existing and slowly going away from here ,
Would be correct strategy” thought Hanuman and went along with those Asuras.
5829.Indrajit who won victory over Indra , the king of Devas ,
Along with the ocean like army surrounding him , took,
Hanuman who was like a tied bull to the palace ,
Of Ravana who was shining with his Royal umbrellas.
5830. The emissaries of Indrajit ran and met Ravana ,
Who had won over all the directions and told him,
“Oh king , Your son Indrajit using the arrow of Lord Brahma ,
Who sits on the lotus flower and caught hold of that monkey.”
5831.As soon as he heard that , Ravana , whose mind stood tall,
Due to great joy removed the huge pearl garland ,
That he was wearing over the chest which was like a moon less sky,
And which was black due to having swallowed darkness
And which was earlier rolling over the tusks of ,
The elephants of directions and gave them as a gift.
5832. With limitless happiness and with exuberant shoulders,
Ravana who had eyes like the fully open red lily flowers told them,
“You run quickly and tell my order that “Bring that monkey alive” to my son Indrajit.”
5833.The emissaries as per the order of Ravana went ,
And told those words To Indrajit who had completely ,
Removed the word ”Enemy” so that he understands them,
And this spread everywhere and we will now tell,
About the state of Sita who heard this very cruel news.
5834.To Sita who had heard earlier that , “He destroyed ,
The Sweet scented Asoka Vana , he killed limitless Rakshasas”
And who was happy , Trijata who had a faultless mind ,
Told about the sorrowful things that happened ,
To the greatly valorous Hanuman and Sita ,
Hating to live any further , with great worry told.
5835. That Sita whose body was covered with dust.
Looking like a picture covered by smoke and losing its luster,
And was as tender and soft as a flower , became like a swan with tender feathers,
Which was sorrowing because its little one was in the hands of a cruel hunter ,
Told these words about Hanuman and wailed.
5836. “You went piercing in to the very broad sky ,
And learnt all the arts from the sun god .
And such a person as you has been imprisoned ,
By a cheating Rakshasa, Is this the property of Dharma?”
5837.”You crossed the ocean and came here and destroyed ,
The strength of the body of many thorn like Rakshasas and became victorious,
Oh Sir , who has stout shoulders and have defeated the strength of enemies,
Because you were caught by the Asuras , you only increased my sorrow.”
5838.”You brought the signet ring of Rama so that I can see it ,
And saved my life from destruction and for that I blessed you,
That will never become a lie and it is definite that it would increase your life span,
Showing the strength of your mountain like shoulders ,
You earned a very bad name which is difficult to be erased.”
5839. “You who gave me my soul , as per orders of Rama , you saw me and went off,
And went against your word that “ my lord Rama would travel a long distance
And in a very ferocious war would kill Ravana and release you from prison.”
5840.Sita who has the fire of chastity which will put off fire,
After saying these words in a suitable manner ,
Become worn out and fainted like the mother cow ,
When its calf is caught by wild animals , giving great pain to its soul.
5841 The expert in war Indrajit who had tied in the war Hanuman who was elder
In wisdom and in great qualities reached the palace of Ravana ,
Who was ruling all the three worlds as its king,
Due to the power of the great penance he performed.
5842.Ravana was sitting with white royal umbrella made by pearl and other gems ,
Which were giving luster to all the three worlds like the moon ,
Which gave cool shade and lustrous light and Ravana with his,
Very poor shoulders had lifted the pretty silver Kailasa mountain , ,
From the earth till it touched the sky..
5843.Ravana was having the scars in his body made by Lord Vishnu ,
Who was having a Garuda flag using his divine wheel, ,
By the Vajrayudha of Indra , and by the trident of three eyed Shiva
And having big marks created by lovely maidens who have soft hair dripping with honey,
With very sword like sharp nails of their fingers in hands folded like buds.
5844. Ravana with his red lustrous long locks of hairs falling ,
On all the directions and from them rows after rows of red light flames ,
Standing erect and with his long breath giving rise to huge smoke,
Due to his very great anger was like the northern fire to the southern direction.
5845, Ravana with the great light of emerald and long light of red gem stone ,
Which was fearlessly swallowing the complete darkness even in the hell ,
Was sitting spreading his ten heads in all the ten directions ,
And was looking like the thousand headed king of snakes ,
Sitting very happily on the royal cot.
5846.Ravana was with ornaments made by collection of selected and studded gems ,
Which were rubbing with his upper cloth giving out very great light,
Which were worn on his pretty shoulders and was seated like ,
A very huge black sea wearing the golden crown of the Meru mountain.
5847. Ravana was wearing a red cloth over his hips , was wearing ,
Garlands made of beaded pearls and other ornaments ,
And was spreading light like that of a full moon and because of that ,
Was like darkness wearing the red sky , wearing stars as ornaments ,
And was sitting under the shade the royal umbrella of full moon.
5848.Ravana was the matchless place of residence ,
Of wealth , great Vedas and strength greater than the sky
And Whenever he saw with his ten faces in all directions,
The guardians of those directions and those ,
Who guard the top and the bottom were greatly scared.
5849. Ravana after meeting and looking at Sita , who was the wife,
Of the only Lord , felt that all those ladies who were resembling the peacock,
Living from the Patala where serpents live to the Sathyaloka of Brahma ,
Which was in the big sky and in all the intervening world, were males.
5850. Ravana kept away from monkeys , the Gods Vishnu and Lord Shiva ,
Men who are engaged in silly occupations who had berated by him,
And some of those who kept away from him but all others ,
Along with Asuras with spears tainted by flesh surrounded him.
5851. Ravana was living with string instruments like veena,
Giving out honey like music and the perfect instrument called Kanja Karuvi,
The completely full Chillari instrument and Kurudau instrument which keeps beats ,
Constantly producing music and deva ladies singing music ,
Which were like nectar , filling up all his twenty ears.
5852. Ravana with an approving smile looked at the Deva Maiden Menaka ,
Who danced with her feet which was much softer than flower petals,
With her eyes and concentrated mind which were concentrated on it ,
With the dancing symbols shown by her hands accompanied by music,
Along with the beat , by the sound of drums which were in consonance with her steps
Which on being witnessed by sages doing penance ,
Would make them leave out the search for salvation.
5853. Ravana would drink the honey from the face of those ladies
Who had love tiff with them using one of his ten faces,,
With another face drank the alcohol of joy from the face ,
Of the lady who was loving him , with another face drank ,
The nectar of sign of love from those ladies who were singing
And with another face drank the nectar of beauty from the face of a dancing lady.
5854.Ravana with one face passed the orders for governing to the Devas,
With one face engaged in consultation with ministers, commanders and diplomats,
With another face thinking about his thoughts about the evil deeds done by him,
And another face fixed on the external beauty of the parrot like Sita,
5855 . Another of the faces of Ravana was thinking about how to swim the ocean ,
Of Chastity of Sita who had tender fingers like red Kanthal flowers and was getting worried,
Another face was seeing his beauty in the mirrors held by ,
The pretty ladies who had applied sandal paste on their breasts.
5856. Like a bee which is depressed because it was not able to get,
The honey from flower in a bush as it cannot enter in to the bush,
Seeing Ravana’s mind going after lady Sita , the ladies who loved him,
Were sad , depressed, agitated and sorrowing and their tears ,
From their eyes which were like a row of spears ,
And which were looking at the twenty shoulders of Ravana , fell on their breasts,
5857.The breeze which drunk the honey mixed the pollen grains ,
Went through the slushy sandal paste applied , on the bud like breasts ,
Of the ladies of Ravana and became scented , youthful and cool ,
And with the aim of troubling Ravana , like the poison mixed with sorrow ,
Went through his body , increasing his pain.
5858.Ravana was like Sun God to his ladies with crescent like forehead,
And with a face full of red lines resembling the big lotus flowers ,
Making them happy and was like the moon god to his enemies,
Who were the devas and Asuras who were like unopened lotus flowers.
5859. Hanuman saw Ravana , the lord of eight directions sitting like this ,
And became angry like the Garuda who has seen a big black snake,
And thought , “I would break this Brahmastra which is tying me ,
And jump and attack this poison like Ravana.”
5860. “Earlier I left him alive because it is wrong to kill a sleeping person,
But now he is sitting on a throne made of gold and gems .
What is the need of thinking so much about it ? Now itself, I will break his heads,
Shatter them and release the flower filled creeper like Sita ,
Who is like the support to Dharma and go away swiftly from here”, thught he .
5861”.Even after seeing that Sita the wife of the valorous Rama ,
Is in kept in prison here, the inefficient devas and Asuras are keeping quite,
And while they are seeing clearly , I would pluck the ten heads of the sinner ,
And throw them and there is no other duty to me as a servant of Rama.”
5862.”Is it a small thing to be told , that a monkey who came in search of Sita,
Making the ladies who are his and who are near him run away in great fear ,
Rolled his several heads along with his crowns in different directions ,
And is shouting in joy after achieving great victory . That monkey is indeed cruel.”
5863.”I kept my soul in my body so that I can directly see this Ravana ,
Who has teeth like the long sword, talk to him few words and return,
But if I do that only bad fame would come to me but if ,
I wage a war against him ,even if I get defeated and killed ,
And am not able to win over him , I would get only fame.”
5864 After thinking like this , he further thought ,”Breaking this serpent rope ,
Like a big lion jumping on the mountain , in one jump I will reach him,”
But he decided after further thought “this is not a good act .”
5865.”He is not one , who can be killed easily by any body , and observing his army,
It looks that it is not possible for any one to achieve victory over him,
Only Rama can achieve victory over this Ravana who seems ,
To the collection of all darkness from very early times,
Would anybody else be able to achieve victory over him?”
5866.”It would be difficult for this Ravana to win over me, and before him,
It would be difficult for me to win him due to his many valorous supporters,
If I start war with him , I would have spend a lot of time in that war ,
And so is it proper for me to start the war with him?”Hanuman thought.
5867.”It is my penance that to cut and roll on earth ,
The big shoulders and strong ten heads so that,
All the seven worlds above would become happy ,
But there is an oath taken by Lord Rama also.”
5868.”If I spend my time fighting in the cruel rising war ,
I have to live in in this city of Lanka for one month ,
And it is definite that Sita who took an oath on Rama ,
With very pretty eyes that she would live in Lanka only ,
For one more month , would definitely give up her life.”
5869.”Due to the above reasons, it is not pretty for me,
To fight a war and taking the role of very good emissary ,
Would only lead to good results.” Thinking like this that Hanuman,
Who was doing matchless help to Rama , the Lord of all Vedas ,
Neared the place where the enemy Ravana was sitting with a victorious sword.
5870.That Indrajit who drove away the Devas who had eaten the nectar from the sea,
Showed Hanuman to the king Ravana who was sitting ,
In the middle of the crowd of pretty wives having eyes like a sharp sword.
5871.Reaching that Ravana who has won victory in war , in all the worlds that exist,
Indrajit stood before him and told him that “ the masculine monkey is a valorous hero,
Who fought like Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva , “And saluted Ravana with folded hands.
5872,The sparks of fire that went towards Hanuman from the angry eyes of Ravana ,
Burnt and made black the hairs on the body of that Hanuman ,
And smoke from there went along the deep breaths of Ravana that hit Hanuman,
And tied Ravana like the serpent rope that had tied Hanuman.
5873. That Ravana who was as cruel as God of death , with great anger ,
Making the surrounding Devas and others who were his enemies , greatly scared,
Looked at Hanuman asked him , “Who are you? Why have you come here ?,
And also asked Hanuman about his present state.”
5874.”Are you Lord Vishnu with the wheel ? Are you Indra with Vajrayudha?
Are you Lord Shiva with a long spear? Are you Brahma sitting on the lotus flower?,
Are you the fearless Adhi sesha with many heads who is one among those who carries the earth ?
Have you come hiding your real form to fight the war and destroy Lanka??”
5875. “Are the black God of death who stands and ties and takes away the souls by his rope?
Are you the victorious Lord Subrahmanya , who drove his spear in to Krouncha mountain?
Are you Yama the guardian of southern direction ? Who are you,
Among all the other guardians of all other directions?” Ravana asked .
5876.”Are you a cruel ghost who was created by the Yaga of Brahmins ,
And ordered by them to come over to this place ?
Are you a Deva , who is newly created by Lord Brahma who sits on lotus ,
Who has been sent with an order “Destroy the city of Lanka “?
5877.That Ravana who had completely consumed the fame of devas ,
Looking at Hanuman further told , “Who are you?,
Why have you come here? Who had sent you?.
Please tell all this as per my order , so that I can understand it.”
5878.Hanuman replied “I am not any one of those mentioned by you,
I have come here bearing orders of powerless people and I have ,
Come to Lanka as an emissary of a matchless expert ,
In Archery who has eyes like the petals of pretty lotus flower.”
5879.”If you want to know who that is , He is the one born,
To do a great job which is beyond imagination for the sake of ,
Sages, Devas , the trinity ,all those who are all like them,
And all the things in the world who are mere things.”
5880. “He is the one who has decided to destroy with his one arrow,
The strengths that you have earned, The strength of penances done by you earlier,
The army that you have assembled , the good boons given to you by Devas ,
The greatness that you posses, the fames that you have written on pillars of victory ,
The modified royal life that you are leading and all that are connected with you.”
5881.”He is neither a Deva nor Asura , He is not one of the elephants of direction,.
He is not a guard of direction, He is not the pretty Kailasa mountain of Lord Shiva,
He is not the trinity , He is not other saints but he is the son of a great king,
Who ruled over all the earth spreading up to its boundaries.”
5882.”The real wisdom, the teachings about that, faultless good activities,
And the permanent boons that are obtained by great and true penance ,
Give him the results that are desired by him, and that expert archer ,
Is the ultimate God , the true God of Dharma as told by the Vedas.”
5883.”If you ask me , why that God has been born as a prince ,
He is the one who cannot be described by Vedas and Upanishads ,
He is the ultimate God who is the properties of everything known,
He is the one who came running to protect the elephant ,
When it was attacked by the crocodile , when it shouted “Oh primeval God” ,
And he has come to this world now to protect the Devas.”
5884.”It is that primeval God who does not have beginning, end or middle ,
Who is above past , present and future and the numbers told by books,
Who is the cause of every thing , who has left off his spear ,
Wheel, Conch and water pot but carrying a bow ,
And who has left his old living places of banyan leaf , lotus flower ,
As well as Kailasa mountain who was born as Rama in the city of Ayodhya.”
5885. “That divine God who removes the diseases of birth -death cycle,
Of those who pray his pretty divine feet , For establishing Dharma,
For making people know and follow the path of Dharma as told by the Vedas ,
For making them follow the path of good , for destroying the evil people,
For removing sorrows of good people and make them,
Attain salvation , has taken the incarnation in Ayodhya.
5886.”I am only a slave to that great one and my name is Hanuman.
Among the monkey army which was sent to search for Sita,
With the good forehead to all the four directions , the army,
That came to the South was commanded By Angadha,
And I have come here as his emissary”, Hanuman told.
5887. When Hanuman told like this , Ravana laughed with his teeth,
Shining like lightning between the clouds told,
“Oh emissary who was sent by the son of Vali , Does ,
The very strong Vali live happily along with his strength?,
Does his rule of his kingdom going on well?” and when he asked like this,
Hanuman who was the emissary of Rama who is the lord of everything laughed.
5888.”Oh Asura , do not get scared, Vali who is of great anger ,
Has reached the heavens and would not return, His tail was ,
Also destroyed on that day. He died with great sorrow ,
Due to an arrow of Rama with black body by his,
One arrow that can destroy his enemies and our present king,
Is Sugreeva , who is son of Sun God” , Hanuman told .
5889. “How did that Rama , by getting which strength killed,
That Vali by an arrow which had a very long tip?.
Where is that Rama now? Please tell me , under what circumstances,
Is Angadha searching for wife of Rama?” asked Ravana ,
And Hanuman , the son of wind God replied as follows.
5890.”To Rama with red eyes who came searching for Sita,
Our Lord Sugreeva became a soul like friend and when Sugreeva
Requested Rama to remove the great sorrow that was caused by Vali ,
That pretty Rama who was beyond the ability of artists ,
To draw his picture gave word to him that he would help him ,
Get back his wife Rama and also get the kingdom of monkeys , and killed Vali.”
5891. After living in that mountain of Sugreeva for four months ,
Sitting in the middle of the very huge monkey army that had assembled there,
That greatly valorous Rama ordered “You all go and search for Sita”,
And we have come in search of her and this is all that happened.”
Said Hanuman the emissary sent by Rama and hearing that Ravana said.
5892. “If you have agreed to become a slave to that Rama , who killed,
The matchless king of the monkey clan and who had greatness ,
By using his arrow , Where would your fame go and end.
If the world says that the fame will merge with you,
Then the world made prosperous by the clouds is indeed , feminine.”
5893.”What news has your lord Sugreeva who made Rama kill his own brother ,
And is showing love towards him , who killed his brother , sent?
What did you want to tell me? Why did you who came as an emissary to me,
Wage war against me ? We would not kill you who has come as an emissary,
So without having any fear in your mind , tell the truth clearly”, Said Ravana.
5894. Hanuman who was having good nature , much more than we think,
After thinking about the words of Ravana , who was wearing a garland of fire bunches,
Thought that he would tell common words of justice suitable for all , and said.
5895.” I have come here as the emissary of Sugreeva, the son of Sun God,
What ever I tell you are very reasonable and blessed with justice ,
They are meant for your good and are completely faultless,
If you think they are good, I will tell them to you.”
5896. “You are unnecessarily spoiling your life with all wealth,
And did not bother to see the never dying rules of Dharma,
Your sins have increased a lot and your end is very near ,
So if you listen to what I say and follow them ,
You can still protect your life for a very long time.”
5897.”Since you caused sorrow to Lady Sita who observes,
The dharma of chastity which never can be destroyed ,
And whose anger can never be prevented and
Who is purer than fire , you have lost the result of your great penance ,
Which can never be adequately described and got ,
As a result of controlling all your five senses.”
5898.”Due to the pride that you got because you won over,
The wise devas , The greatness of life has gone from you long back.
And whatever was remaining has almost been destroyed today ,
And whatever little which is remaining would ,
Be destroyed either today or tomorrow . Would it remain stable?.”
5899.””Sin is not strong enough to destroy good Dharma,”
Is the truth told by elders but you removed that saying from your mind,
Without proper thought , due to the disease of passion ,
That you have towards Sita who is purely chaste ,
You are destroying your purity , got out of great penance .”
5900 .”Due to the pride of illegal passion , those who have forgotten the good path,
Are people who are proud of their wisdom and they would by dying,
Being insulted which would come in an alternate manner ,
And those who have gone away from Dharma would not be in a good position.”
5901.” Those innumerable males who wear flower garlands frequented by bees,
Who behave outside the limit due to their passion for young ladies
In this earth surrounded by the fearful ocean on all sides,
Would lose all their fame in the fire of the cremation ground.”
5902. “Those great people who follow the rules of Dharma,
Would avoid desire on wealth and desire for passionate acts,
Would not think there is any other darkness in this world ,
And would not think there is any other good wisdom,
Except giving charity to poor , showing mercy on everyone ,
And completely remove attachment to passionate love.”
5903. “Would this masculinity which due to passion,
Makes one desire another’s wife , leading to others,
Laugh disparagingly at us , which makes us shameless,
And result in criticism be considered as good character.”
5904. “Among the kings this world surrounded by ocean with tides
Who have ruled it and later died , who are there who have ,
AS much wisdom as well as justice like you ?
Would you , who have desire to rule this earth as per ,
The rules of justice told in the Vedas , like to cross the limit set by the Vedas.”
5905. “If one desires a lady who hates us and rejects our proposal of love ,
If we continue to live then on , after being shamed by her ,
It would be like one cutting away our pretty nose , in the middle of our face ,
And our claiming that our face is still pretty.”
5906”.Though you have several pretty hands that can destroy the world,
And have one thousand heads , Would they be able to protect you ?
For they would all be destroyed like hundreds of apparels,
Caught in the cruel fire which would destroy the world , by Rama’s arrows.”
5907” Lord Shiva who due to his anger burnt the three cities ,
Gave you boons appreciating the songs you sung accompanied by the strumming
Of strings but they may some times fail but do not think that the arrow,
Of Rama who follows the Vedic percepts would ever fail.”
5908. “You who are liked by many who are experts in doing acts ,
That lead to other people laughing at them , destroying the shame ,
That should be preserved , destroying your wealth as the king,
Possessing very base habits , would you travel in the evil path.”
5909.Among the people who have been born in good clans and those ,
Great people who have attained the birth less state ,
And all those who greater than even the Devas and others except you,
There is no one who have forgotten Rama . This is the great truth.
5910.”And so to protect your great wealth which cannot be earned by others,
Your very famous and great relations and also your own life ,
Give back Sita to Rama “ was the message sent to you by Sugreeva ,
Of great luster who is the son of Sun God “ Said Hanuman looking at Ravana.
5911. When Hanuman told like this , Ravana who knew nothing except victory ,
Said , “It looks like that this message was told to me by a monkey,
A silly monkey who wanders around the mountains .
This seems to be great, great” and then laughed uproariously .
5912.” Let us not deal with the message sent by Sugreeva ,
And the victory of the human beings, Rama and Lakshmana .
How is it that you who are messenger after entering Lanka
Have killed the Rakshasas, Please tell me the reason “He asked Hanuman.
5913.Hanuman said ,” Because there was no one to show you to me,
I destroyed your security garden. Then I killed those who came to kill me,
And even after that my coming to you with great simplicity ,
I came here to see you and tell you the news.”
5914. When Hanuman told like this without fear , that Ravana,
Who had lustrous teeth like the sword which spread fire to a long distance ,
Became very angry and ordered , “Kill this monkey “
And when the hangmen reached the palace , Vibheeshana,
Who walked in path of justice told “Stop” and prevented the hangmen.
5915. Then Vibheeshana stood up in the council and saluted ,
With his long hands his elder brother who is an Asura and said.
“Oh king who never slips away from justice , this great anger is not justified.”
And with great peace he told true words which are liked by all.
5916. “Oh king who is qualified, Oh expert in Vedas , you are the great king,
Who knew the path of penance to Lord Brahma who created the three worlds ,
Who had the capacity to conquer the rule of three worlds by defeating Indra,
And would you kill one who says, “I have come here as an emissary to pass on a message?”
5917.”In this this expanse of earth and among all the globes, inside and outside,
Where the rule of Vedas which are not false is being implemented,
Among the kings of various kingdoms , there were people who killed ladies,
But among the just there is no one who has killed the emissary.” Vibheeshana told.
5918.”By killing the emissaries who reach the place of the enemy without fear ,
Tell the message conveyed to them by those who have sent them in a true manner ,
Who control the great anger of the enemy by their power of conversation,
And who have made , telling truth as their penance , you would make
The great ones of great wisdom and character laugh at you,
And not only that it would be a crime committed by our clan.” Said Vibheeshana.
5919.”Oh king who rules the entire earth surrounded by lashing tides of ocean,
Killing this one who has been sent by our enemies would be a crime and not only that,
This would make Lord Shiva with a trident , Lord Vishnu who killed Mura,
Lord Brahma and other devas who are in the sky,
Who are jealous of our growth , laugh at our folly.”
5920.”The valorous Rama and Lakshmana who were experts in true justice ,
Did not kill our sister but disfigured her by chopping her two ears and nose,
And sent her alive to tell you about it and when it is like that ,
If you take away the soul of this emissary “He would not be in a position,
To tell our enemies about the news here.” Said Vibheeshana convincingly.
5921.”Oh younger brother, What you said is correct but this monkey has ,
Definitely committed a crime. Killing him would be a crime “ saying this,
Ravana looked at Hanuman and told, “Go back with speed and bring them here,
For a war with speed.” And then he looked at the Asuras there and ordered them,
“Please destroy by burning the troublesome tail of this monkey ,
Drag him all over the city and drive him from the boundary of our city.”
And the Asuras who were standing near by started from there making great sound.
5922. When these things happened Indrajit who had won over the devas in war,
Told, “When the monkey has been tied by Brahmastra it should not be burnt ,
And so bring the best of ropes and tie its shoulders properly “ and then,
Removed the tie of divine Brahmastra , which had the form of the serpent,
And within an extremely short time , they tied Hanuman with ,
Ropes intertwined with each other and started pulling him.
5923.Because of that the swings at home lost their long ropes,
The chariots lost the ropes used to tie them , the well tied horses,
Lost the ropes used to tie and control them, the elephants,
Which were experts in war fare lost the rope tying their legs and necks,
And that entire city did not have anything which could be called as rope.
5924. The Asuras brought the different types of ropes from heaven,
The ropes they had plundered from devas by showing their strength,
The divine ropes got as boons , the numerous ropes which were ,
Usurped from all others by waging war and all the strong ropes ,
That they saw anywhere and tied Hanuman, Only the Mangalya ,
Rope tied in the neck of their wives remained intact.
5925.That faultless Hanuman thought ‘The enemies themselves ,
Have freed me from the tie of the divine Brahmastra ,
Which I could not cut off due to principles of Dharma,
And so I have achieved the victory achieved by them for so long.
The order of Ravana to burn my tail, appears to be a permission given to me,
To burn this city.” And he remained in the middle of the asuras ,
With happiness waiting for opportune moment.
5926.After the strong ropes tied his body acting as if he did not have ,
Sufficient strength , Hanuman who was surrounded by cruel Rakshasas,
Though he knew how to get out of the tie, did not show any urgency to do it,
Which was similar to a yogi who had knowledge of Brahman but ,
Showing outside that he thought ignorance is great knowledge,
Hanuman went along those Asuras who were pulling him.
5927. Thus the Asuras tied Hanuman and with him , they crossed ,
The gates of the palace of Ravana , reached an open space ,
And those impatient Asuras surrounded Hanuman from all sides ,
And raised huge sound of joy , and tied the long tail of that monkey ,
Completely with different types of cloths , dipped it in oil and ghee ,
And lighted it with cruel fire and shouted loudly making the world aghast.
5928.Then the hundred thousand Rakshasas caught on both sides,
That strong rope which cannot be destroyed, which tied the body of Hanuman,
And these Asuras were surrounded by Samudra(A very huge number) of security guards,
Who were surrounded by number of Asuras who touched the directions.
Beyond that stood several Asuras to watch the fun and their number was beyond counting.
5929 .The servants of Ravana shouted ,” Come, come to see that monkey ,
Which destroyed Asoka Vana which had great security, killed great Asuras,
Including Aksha kumara , which spoke privately with Sita and told her,
About the strength of silly human beings and which is now in a pitiable state .”
In such a way that people of all the streets and homes knew about it.
5930. They shouted this news so loudly as if they wanted it to reach ,
Beyond this universe and pulled Hanuman hither and thither .
They also raised huge sound by beating huge drums.
Some shouted at Hanuman , some saw round him and some ,
Ran to Sita and informed about what happened to Hanuman,
Hearing which that lady Sita became extremely agitated.
5931. Sita meditated on the fire God and told him, “Oh fire God,
If you happen to see Hanuman who is soul like friend of my Lord Rama ,
Who helps others like mother, being ill treated by the cruel Asuras
Who do not have any good qualities and are as base as a dog,
Would you not take mercy on him. You are the matchless witness of the world,
And you know about my state of chastity and if it is true that ,
I am pure in my chastity, do not burn that Hanuman ,
I salute you humbly and beg you for this.”
5932.When that great lady who had soft white teeth told like this ,
The fire God who has great light was greatly scared and the hair,
On the body of Hanuman had a pleasant feeling of coolness.
And the great tail of Hanuman became cool up to its bone.
5933. The northern fire in side the ocean , the fire of earth which is very hot,
Apart from that the fire of heavens , the fire protected by the sages,
And the fire in the third eye of Lord Shiva which burnt the three cities,
Became cool and what further needs to be told now.
5934.The fire in the hands of Brahma who is beyond this universe also became cool,
The fire places of Yagnas also became cool , the thunder in between the clouds became cool,
The Solar system which has victorious and very hot rays and which swallows the darkness,
Also became cool And fire of hell which never changes from its nature also became cool.
5935.Hanuman who had mind full of devotion towards Sita and Rama,
Seeing that though the fire was burning all over his body which was like mountain,
It was not burning him but was cool , thought about the possible reason,
And decided it was due to the chastity of Sita , the daughter of Janaka.
5936.Though that Hanuman who came in search of the divine lady , had searched ,
All over the city in the previous night and understood it by his wisdom,
Saw it again in a very clear manner as those foolish Asuras showed it to him,
And like the wisdom which goes hidden behind all things, saw everything well.
5937.After examining the entire town minutely and reaching to its end ,
Hanuman thought that it was proper time to escape , tucked the two side ropes ,
In his arm pits and rose up in the sky making the two lakhs hands,
Holding it hang on it like a pillar and all those Asuras fell down on earth.
5938.Those hundred thousand asuras who fell down singly , broke ,
Their shoulders and fell down dead and Lord Hanuman along with the ropes,
Which had tied his body tightly was seen floating on the sky ,
And was similar to Garuda which had caught a crowd of serpents.
5939.Making the primeval Lord Shiva wjo completely burnt the city of Tripura ,
And all those things which were said to have helped him feel ashamed ,
Hanuman decided that , he would burn the city of Lanka populated by the sinful Asuras ,
After first praying to Rama by lighting it up by the burning fire,
He introduced his golden tail in to the golden city of Lanka.
5940. The ability in war of that great Hanuman who burnt the big city of Lanka,
Which extended up to water filled ocean from all sides , within no time ,
Was similar To Lord Shiva who had coral like red body ,bent ,
The bow of the mountain of Meru and sent an arrow to burn the Tripuras.
5941. He went on jumping and setting fire in a row to the mansions
Built with great ability by the great architect Visvakarma due to his great ability of hands ,
Using silver . gold and several types of shining gems , putting in very great effort ,
Similar to the burning thunders at deluge which falls on all mountains.
5942. Due to the fact that the black Asuras has prevented Yagas being performed,
By offering the ghee , The fire God who was very hungry at that time ,
Caught hold of the tail of Hanuman as his support , and being fed by ,
Lord Shiva who swallowed the poison burnt the city of Lanka,
With great speed like the world being burnt at time of deluge.
13.Ilankai eriyuttu padalam
Chapter on burning Lanka and feeding it to fire.
(This chapter describes how the entire city of Lanka was burnt by Hanuman. He hears the Vidhyadharas talking about safety of Sita, goes there and take leave from her.
5943.The cruel fire placed by hanuman on all huge mansions with great security ,
Burnt catching hold of flags , burning the roofs , surrounding huge pillars ,
And surrounding all the walls and destroyed them completely.
5944. The fire kept by Hanuman at the gates of mansions m
Surrounded that pretty building and covered it with fire ,
And due to the fire burning it completely , the harried citizens,
Were wandering like swing not knowing where to go ,
And great sorrow , wailed in a very big voice.
5945. Those mansions had the light due to luster of gems,
And with fire burning it with red colour , the ladies wearing pretty bangles,
Were not able to know which area was burning and which was not ,
And due to that they became very confused and were not knowing what to do,
5946. Due to falling of different type of flowers , which store honey in them,
Ladies who resembled peacocks which used play in the forest as they like
Seeing the smoke hiding the sky for a long distance , cried loudly,
Not knowing the direction by which their husbands went.
5947. The Rakshasas and Rakshasis greatly shouted after seeing the fire,
And went on pouring water on those surrounding them and due to,
Fire and their red hair resembling each other they were not able to ,
Differentiate between hair with fire and areas without fire.
5948.Similar to the great people who want to remove the mixture of illusion,
And attain their normal exalted state , The fire that were in the homes of Asuras,
Assumed their usual ferocious form, as if they have been freed from control of Ravana.
5949 Similar to Lord Vishnu going to Mahabali and after his giving the land ,
For the sake of measuring the three worlds by his steps grew tall with a black body
And like him that hot smoke went up and spread every where.
5950.All those elephants which were black, due to fire falling and burning them,
Had their skin removed and became similar to the white Iravatha elephant ,
Which was with great rage and belonged to Lord Indra of the east.
5951.That cruel smoke which appeared to be covered by snow ,
When surrounded by lustrous and auspicious fire,
Scared the cloud like buffaloes making them fall on ponds with water ,
Which is liked by them , and making the girls who were playing there ,
Run away from there, like very young swans.
5952. When the big sparks which rose from the fire got scattered
And fell on all places like a collection of thunder , the ocean,
Which produces sound like a bomb got boiled ,
The fish living there unable to bear the heat , became exhausted and died.
5953. The fire which drinks away everything spreading and surrounding
Started burning the golden mansions by going inside them,
The gold got melted and started flowing and when they entered the sea,
They became concentrated long bars of gold.
5954. Due to the fire’s capacity to burn the world, faster than hot words of the wise ,
The row of mountain like mansions made by gems along with the long and tall gardens,
Continued to burn and the earth being golden , it also melted.
5955.Due to the collection of smoke which were stronger than stones ,
Spreading everywhere, the golden heavens which have Karpaga climbers ,
Became dark and all the chariots which have been decorated by gems,
Along with wheels melted and became in to one single mass.
5956. The burning fire entering in to roads with drinking materials ,
Drank the alcohol left there after drinking by many Asuras ,
Proving the fact that when pure people reach ,the place ,
With impure people would make them those who do impure acts.
5957. The fire which was making booming sound around Lanka,
Because it was jumping and spreading , the water of the faultless sea,
Around that city started boiling greatly and due to more and more,
Of the light of the fire spreading , even the clouds of the sky,
Having very cool water started boiling.
5958.Those Rakshasis wer suffering due to being burnt all over their body,
And those who were trying escape by running through the sky seeing below,
That it was river in the forest and when they jumped in to it,
They felt in to the hot water running like a ghost’s chariot.
5959. Due to fire catching in the gardens blessed with lot of honey,
The bees which were attached to the flowers looking like clouds ,
Seeing the flames that entered that garden and also went beyond ,
Thought that it is a black forest of lotus flowers , jumped in to it and died.
5960. Some Rakshasi ladies with forehead resembling bent bows ,
Thought “Our soul like husbands died because a monkey killed them,
And because of that we lost our life and we cannot go outside our homes”
And with determination took a decision and fell on that fire and died.
5961. Due to the burning , the flowers became black , the new leaves got burnt ,
The leaves and their mid ribs got burnt and became in to charcoal,
Branches got burnt and became ash and the trees branches ,
And also the roots got burnt in to coal ,and the garden became a heap of coals.
5962. The flame of the fire which rose up and drowned the clouds ,
Went up and burnt the golden city of Indra and due to that,
The melting gold fell down like rain continuously and ,
The entire heaven looked like the hanging roots of dense trees.
5963. The greatly ebbing and rising flame of that fire ,
Reached the moon with pleasant and white rays ,
Made it greatly melt and due to nectar falling down from there ,
Some of the dead Rakshasas became alive.
5964. Due the heat of the fire reaching the Sun , all the black clouds,
Which were floating in the sky became burnt and became black,
And looked like a heap of charcoal and through them,
The Sun with light appeared like a melting gold bar.
5965. The fire which burnt the rope tying the legs of horses,
Jumped up burnt its neck rope and the poll to which it was tied ,
And it also burnt the hairs that were hanging on the faces of horses,
They who had curved hoofs and pretty colour became faded and died.
5966. Those Rakshasas who had the strength to even swallow an elephant,
To escape from the fire rose up and when they were trying to enter the heaven,
Which was golden, due to their being surrounded by swirling smoke ,
Becoming not able to breath and having breathed in that smoke ,
Fainted like those who have drowned in water ,
And fell in to that great raging fire and died.
5967. Those Rakshasa ladies who were wearing golden ornaments and ,
Had an ocean like wide hips , when the fire caught their silk,
Apparel Kosikam (tied on hips) and spread up to their upper cloth and,
Later spread to their scented black hair and they fainted.
5968. Those Rakshasas who had seen the ultimate edge of love tiff,
With the Rakshasa ladies who had white teeth making one feel,
That even on the leaf of Ilva tree pearls can be produced,
And when their moon light like white dress was burnt by the fire
Which made them not able to see the other shore
Of joy of love making, they all fell in the sea to quench their heat.
5969.When their pet birds of green colour was burnt along with the cage ,
And they were greatly suffering , the ladies whose tears from the eyes with Kajal ,
Fell on their breasts like steams , they with anxiety to embrace their elephant like husbands ,
Entered in to the smoke following them like a lightning entering the cloud.
5970.When the fire caught the elephant like mansions , The Rakshasis ,
Who lived there , with their faultless gold ornaments shining ,
Went and climbed in to the sky and were hidden by the limitless smoke there ,
And because of that they looked like pretty dolls ,
Which were behind the thin curtains made in Kalinga(Orissa).
5971.During the deluge mentioned in the books , the very cruel deathly fire ,
Would sip and make dry the oceans where sharks live and the faultless,
Good scent of Akil tree and sandalwood tree which blew and covered ,
The whole world from the gardens of Lanka , which were destroyed by that fire.
5972. The very ample flame of the fire which spreads like lightning ,
Spread in to the entire world and widened and reached all the end of directions,
And it was difficult to differentiate the burning gardens with Karpaga trees ,
From those karpaga gardens which had not caught fire on its braches.
(Karpaga gardens where self luminous.)
5973. Since that smoke of the fire made the clan of fishes becoming,
Non existent in the water of the ocean and due to it drinking away,
All the surrounding water , The clouds could not absorb any water ,
And when without knowing this dashed against the mountain,
They were scattered everywhere like the flower of silk cotton tree.
5974. Due to very large smoke covering everywhere , the silver coloured,
Kailasa mountain also became black like all other mountains,
The white swans became black like crows, the white milky ocean,
Became black like all other oceans and there was no difference ,
Between the white elephants of directions and the black elephants.
5975. When the cruel fire burnt the body of Rakshasas and made it scalded,
They whose skin were peeled off , went and hid themselves in the ocean,
So that the heat would come down and due to their spread hair ,
Which was red spreading all over the ocean ,
Even the sea with blowing tides appeared to be burning due to fire.
5976.With one baby on their waist holding another small baby by hand,
Followed by another crying baby following them , the Rakshasa ladies,
Along with their relatives went away from their places ,
But when their curly hair caught fire they wailed and jumped in to the sea.
5977.With the wooden portion of the bows, spears and throw spears of the armory
Becoming in to fire wood , other iron weapons which were shining like Sun,
Melting in that fire , they all became in to one big round sphere of iron,
As if they searched for salvation and attained the state of no difference.
5978.When the fire caught and started burning among elephants with mask,
They broke the strong heavy chains tying their neck as well as feet,
Easily uprooted the big pillars to which they were tied , lifted up their big ears,
Lifted their tails tying it to their back side , lifted their trunks , wailed and ran.
5979. Like those seeking protection from the cheats who do not have any mercy and grace
The birds being scared to enter the cruel smoke and cross to the other side
Fell in to the black and cruel sea and unable rise up from there,
Became food to the fishes which is their normal food.
5980.That fire which was rising up after emptying the ocean, lakes and ponds,
Spread over the long land and after destroying them , scalded the mountains,
And made them look like ember and like the fire at deluge which burns,
The Meru mountain destroyed the city of Lanka and entered the home of Ravana.
5981. The deva maidens living in the palace of Ravana and other divine maidens,
Were flustered and without knowing which direction they took , dispersed from there.
Those who did not run away roamed here and there and were suffering ,
Like the day when Ravana the king of Lanka conquered the city of the devas.
5982,The musk kept in the palace of Ravana , the scented saffron flowers ,
And other food additives , the flowers which opened on the Karpaga trees,
Sandalwood , akil pieces which are all scented perfume materials ,
Got burnt turned in to smoke and appeared like the big divine clouds ,
Which rains scented honey which merged with the natural perfume ,
Of the hairs of the Divine maidens who protect the eight directions.
5983.Due to the flame of the fires spreading everywhere , the palace ,
Of Valorous Ravana who cannot be approached by any one ,
Due to his ocean like anger , which is long and tall and had seven stories
Was completely destroyed by the fire which was like fire at deluge.
5984.The palace of Ravana which was tall like a mountain ,
Which had long and wide and huge stories ,and due to it,
Being made using faultless gold , when it was attacked ,
By the fire which spread over it and melted it ,
And it looked as if there is a Meru mountain in the south.
5985.When the palace of Ravana was burning like this , Ravana,
And the crowd of ladies belonging to him , got in to the,
Pushpaka Vimana which was made of gems and went up.
All those remaining Rakshasas who did not die ,
With the speed of thought went away from there.
Since the city of Lanka was situated on a mountain it did not have
Such power of thought and it got destroyed.
5986.That greatly valorous Ravana who had the kingship,
And who was expert in chariot looked at the Asuras who came with him,
With fire like anger asked , “Has the final deluge which burns the seven worlds,
Which are one before the other started burning them ?
What is the reason for this big fire which burnt the city of Lanka?”
5987.When Ravana asked like this, those strong Asuras who had lost ,
Their relations, wealth and valour and were sorrowing for it,
Saluting Ravana with folded hands told him, “Oh God like king,
Due to the fire we kept on the tail which was larger than ocean with tides,
That monkey has burnt the city .” and this made Ravana boil with anger.
5988.”Today due to the strength of that silly monkey , the city of Lanka ,
Got burnt and turned to ashes and it like fire swallowed the city and burped,
Seeing this the Devas will laugh at us .Our ability in was seems to be great!,”
Said Ravana and due to great ebbing anger laughed.
5989.That Ravana who had won over the Devas ordered,
“Whoever sees the fire God, Catch him and bring him here.”
5990.That very angry Ravana ordered , “Go and catch that monkey,
Before it goes away and bring him here.”
5991. The charioteers who were near Ravana went,
With great speed telling , “We would do that.”
5992. Innumerable valorous heroes and ,
People with various responsibilities ,
Followed those Charioteers.
5993.The greatest seven among them who were matchless ,
Rose up like a Sea full of water, wore the garland for war,
And made ready the army that has been prepared well.
5994.They ran and surrounded the sky , as well as Lanka,
Which was in the rim of the sea , searched for the great Hanuman,
And saw him by their own eyes on one side .
5995.They said, “Catch him, Catch him”,
They said “Hit him, Hit him” and ,
Surrounded him completely and Hanuman,
Who was read looked at them.
5996. Those cheating Asuras who had agreed to catch Hanuman,
Surrounded him like clouds and opposed him , using,
Their legs, their hands and their spears and Hanuman ,
Surrounded them all by using his burning tail.
5997.That Hanuman who had enclosed all the directions,
By his tail , uprooted a tree and beat the Asuras with that ,
And due to that , the Asuras who had come there with great anger ,
Lost all their weapons as well as their souls .
5998. When Hanuman beat them, they became sorrowing,
And blood which flowed from their wounds made slush ,
And flowed like a river for putting out that red fire.
5999. Those remaining soldiers who were valorous like male lions,
Opposed Hanuman and that son of wind god , who had learnt all arts ,
Killed them in numbers that were three times more than God of death.
6000.Among those Asuras who had black body like the cloud .
Who had huge shoulders as well as great ability ,
Fifty thousand of them were killed and all other people ,
Went and jumped in to the ocean which was full of water.
6001.Hanuman dipped his tail in the ocean , and,
Due to it the sea water boiled and many more Asuras died,
Those who did not die thinking that
it will bring bad name to them, further fought with Hanuman.
6002.Those heroes riding on a chariot who surrounded,
Hanuman , fought with him showing their valour,
That cannot be defeated , but Hanuman attacked them,
And apart from those who were trying to get,
From that fiend also were killed.
6003.Those Vidhyadharas who went up in the sky ,
Were telling that the fire from the tail of Hanuman,
Did not even make hot the periphery of the garden,
Where the Goddess Sita with round breasts was staying.
6004. Hearing what was being told by the Vidhyadharas,
The Hanuman who was greatly masculine became happy ,
And also surprised and satisfied that escaped from getting bad name ,
Rose to the sky from there went and saluted at the divine feet,
Of Sita who was wearing good gold bangles.
6005. AS soon as Sita saw Hanuman who was saluting her ,
Her body which was boiling with worry about Hanuman, cooled down,
And asked him “Is there anything that I need to tell you?”
And that Hanuman who was an expert in warfare ,
Said to her :My salutations to you” and took leave from her .
6006.”The very clear headed Hanuman went from there,
Thinking , “Those criminal Asuras if they see me ,
Would shout at me , catch me and take them with me”,
And The fire God who was scared , went and hid himself.
14,Thiruvadi thozhutha Padalam
Chapter on saluting the divine feet.
(Hanuman crosses the sea, rests in Mainaka mountain and meets Angadha and the army of monkeys. He told them in brief about what happened in Lanka. Though he did not tell them about the war, the monkeys could make a good guess about it. They request Hanuman to proceed with speed and Meet Rama. Hanuman meets Rama and salutes the Southern side where lady Sita is there. Then he narrates her pitiable condition and also gives her brooch to Rama. They all start towards Lanka and reach the southern sea.
In Valmiki Ramayana, Hanuman does not rest in Mainaka .Angadha feels that they should fight with Ravana. Jambavan dissuades him. All the monkeys go together to meet Rama. In the middle they destroy the Madhu vana of Sugreeva . Hanuman does not salute the southern direction first but tells in great detail about condition of Sita.)
6007 . With a determination that he would leave Lanka with great speed,
He who was like Sun God, reached a peak of a mountain near Lanka ,
Assumed a mega form like Lord Vishnu who swallowed everything ,
And after saluting in his mind the divine feet of Rama ,
Who is a valorous hero from Raghu clan and went speedily through the sky.
6008.That Hanuman who was like an elephant with a trunk , reached,
The mountain called Mainaka , informed all news about Lanka ,
And with in a very short time jumped on the hill where ,
For a long time Angadha and others were anxiously waiting for his arrival,
Who were valorous like the serpent with raised hood ,and where,
The honey dripping punnai flowers which could be picked easily were there, were waiting for him.
6009. Those victorious monkey warriors who were wailing , understood ,
That the job for which Hanuman went was accomplished and became extremely happy,
And like the kids of birds in the cage becoming happy on seeing their mother bird,
Became happy and assumed a vey happy looks.
6010.Some of those monkeys cried on seeing Hanuman , some of them,
Stood before him and shouted with joy , some came near and saluted him,
Some jumped and danced, some surrounded him as if they are going to swallow him,
Some of them hugged him and some others lifted him and danced carrying him.
6011.Some monkeys addressing Hanuman told ,”Oh great one ,
Your exuberant and happy face shows us that you have ,
Brought good news and so even earlier we have collected tasty,
Honey as well as root for you. Please eat them and get rid of your tiredness,”
And then they brought all the leafy food which they eat with desire.
6012. Those monkey warriors saw very large number of wounds on Hanuman’s,
Feet, chest , shoulders and head caused by the enemy Rakshasas, using ,
Their sword , spears , rain of arrows by splitting his body m, which were beyond counting,
And again and again seeing those wounds in proper order they left deep breath as if they are dying.
6013Hanuman saluted Angadha the son of Vali , saluted Jambavan, the king of bears,
And later doing proper respect to all others as per their merit , sat in a nearby place,
And told them, “I am informing all of you who are here ,
The blessings of the consort of the clan chief Rama wishing you well.”
6014 When Hanuman told like this they all stood up and with saluting hands m
And with a low bow , with a desire to stand erect they said looking at Hanuman,
“Oh very strong one , “Please tell . all events from the time that you started from here,
And till you came back and hearing that Hanuman started telling.
6015, That Hanuman blessed with masculinity told them clearly ,
In words they can understand the penance of chastity of Lady Sita,
Told how he got the brooch that she was wearing as her identity,
And feeling shy did not talk about his own valour and his fight ,
With those Asuras who had long swords and about,
His burning the entire city of Lanka.
6016. Those monkey warriors told him, “Even without your telling ,
The wounds in your body does tell us about your fighting the war there,
And your look also told us about the victory that you achieved there.
The huge smoke told us about your setting fire to Lanka,
And we understood the power and prowess of the enemies there,
By the fact that Lady Sita did not return with you “ and they ,
Asked “What should be done by us at this juncture?”
6017. They all unanimously decided that “ there is no need to think any further,
And what they should immediately do was to speedily go and inform,
Rama about seeing of his divine wife and remove the great sorrow,
Which was difficult to remove from his mind “ and so,
They decided the proper thing would be to go from there ,
And immediately got up and departed.
6018.Those monkeys told Hanuman, “Oh great hero who saved all of us ,
Who merit affection from you , The number of days set to search,
Lady Sita has been exceeded and the army which waiting here ,
For your arrival became greatly sad and are not capable to travel with speed,
And so to remove the sorrow , you alone go with great speed ?”,
Hanuman agreed to that and speedily travelled to the place Rama was there.
6019.That very intelligent emissary , after completing a job, which would be ,
Difficult even for Lord Shiva with a trident to do, was returning ,
And we have told all that happened in Lanka to our best of ability,
And from now on we will tell happenings to Rama in Kishkinda.
6020.Whenever Lord Rama with red eyes fainted due to sorrow,
Of Parting with Sita , Sugreeva , the son of Sun God who was in the mountains with clouds .
Would tell appropriate words to console him and Lord Rama ,
Like a man with many souls again was seen like one who got back life.
6021. Those who jumped and went to three directions without any blockages
Came back with a firm news that they could not see Lady Sita making
Rama who felt that being alive he was feeling sorry but he kept himself alive ,
Putting all the hopes on the very strong Hanuman .
6022.The gentleman Rama who was drowning in the ocean of sorrow,
Looked at Sugreeva , the son of Sun God said, “ our efforts have not borne fruits,
And has ended with never ending bad name to us”. And said the following.
6023.”Oh Sugreeva with good character, Hanuman and other monkeys,
Who have gone to southern direction in search of Sita with scented black hairs,
In spite of the time fixed by us is past , have not returned so far,
What could have happened ro those valorous ones who have gone to search? Have they died?”
6024,”Thinking that she has died and feeling that instead of telling ,
The news of her to death to Rama , they might have preferred to die.
Have Hanuman and others dead already? Or are they ,
Still spending their time in searching in further places?”
6025.”Did they find out Ravana and others and due to increasing anger ,
Started a huge war with them and were killed by their illusion ?
Or have they been put in a prison where there is no release?”
6026.”Did they think that we have exceeded the time limit fixed for us,
And have not reached back the place of Rama, and being scared ,
Of reaching here back , sacrificing the feelings of joy and sorrow ,
Are they doing difficult penance ? what other thing happened to them? Please tell.” Said Rama.
6027.When Rama was asking Sugreeva like this , Hanuman was seen by them,
As if the Sun God has arisen in the south and the matchless Rama ,
With pretty and big hands , with a pleased mind looked properly.”
6028. Hanuman reached that place and without saluting the Divine feet of Rama,
Who was wearing the heroic anklets , He saluted the goddess Sita ,
Who left living on a lotus flower and has been born in this earth,
Towards the southern side where she was there , by falling on earth,
With his head and hands touching the earth and praised Sita lying there.
6029. The intelligent Rama who could easily understand the truth by body language ,
After seeing the actions of Hanuman with great care and after understanding them,
Knew that Sita on whose hair bees live is in a god condition and with determination,
And that Hanuman has seen her personally and her chastity is well preserved.
6030. Realizing that the actions of Hanuman there, is the suitable measure ,
To understand the welfare of Lady Sita , Rama with his great wisdom
Clearly understood it and with joy his shoulders increased in size,
His lotus like eyes shed tears of joy , his great sorrow deserted him,
And the love that he had towards Sita also increased.
6031,Hanuman looked at Hanuman and said in summarized form to him , “Oh chief of devas ,
In Lanka which is the city of south which is surrounded by ocean,
Which had clear and curling tides, I saw by my eyes Lady Sita ,
Who is an ornament to chastity and so please remove from your mind ,
That doubt whether she would have retained her chastity,
And also remove all the sorrow from your mind” and again started telling in detail.
6032”Oh Lord , my great Goddess who is your consort is perfectly suitable,
To the position of your great wife , The daughter in law of Dasaratha ,
Who was your father and being the dear daughter of Janaka , the king of Mithila,
Be pleased to hear what I have to say further.”
6033.”Anything which is similar to Gold is gold itself and nothing else ,
And similarly she is who is like herself is herself and not any one else,
She stands great in patience and has given you the fame that ,
Except you who is her husband , there is no one similar to you,
And also gave me who am simple, That there is no one except me who is like me.”
6034.”Sita who is my mother has made your clan to be known by your name,
And the clan of Janaka in which she is born alone to be known by her name,
And would give the clan of the cruel Rakshasa Ravana to God of death,
And made the clan of devas to live happily and made my clan known by my name ,
What other great act can that divine lady do anything more?”
6035.Oh valorous one with great shoulders who holds the great bow , in the city of Lanka ,
Which is on a top of a mountain and is surrounded by ocean with ebbing water ,
I did not see that lady Sita living and doing the very great penance of chastity.
But what I saw was her birth in great lineage , the character of great patience ,
And the great quality of chastity which were dancing together there.
6036.”You are in the eyes of that lady at all times and always and also in her mind,
You are there in each and every word that she utters and you are in
The incurable wounds created above her breasts by the great and cruel God of love ,
Who without stopping sends his flower arrows at her and ,
Would it be proper to say that she is separated from her.”
6037.”Oh Lord That lady who is the form of penance which did penance is living ,
In the hermitage made by your younger brother which is placed,
In one side of the city of Lanka , in the garden with golden Karpaga trees ,
Where there is no difference between the day and night .”
6038. “People say that “The Lord Brahma who was born on the lotus flower
On the belly of Lord Vishnu ,
Has cursed him that if he touches a lady forcefully against her desire ,
He would die with his body divided in to several pieces in an unimaginable way,”
And due to being scared to touch the pure and holy body of your chaste wife ,
He had carried her away along with the hermitage without touching her.”
6039.”Please realize the truth that he has not touched her by observing,
That the world created by Lord Brahma has not broken down ,
The hood along with the heads of Adhi Sesha has not been torn ,
the ocean raising up has not entered the earth , Sun , moon,
And other shining stars have not fallen down and got destroyed ,
And Vedas and the life recommended
By the Vedas have not been destroyed Which are all true .
6040.”Due to greatness of the chastity of Sita who is sad ,
Having been forced to part with you , she has attained the greatness,
Which makes her suitable to be saluted by all including.
The wives of Devas and Goddess Uma who resides in half of Shiva,
Became eligible to occupy the head of that lord and Goddess Lakshmi,
Who sits on the lotus flower is now not suitable to occupy his chest,
But became eligible to occupy on his thousand heads.”
6041.”I searched all over Lanka , reached the palace of Ravana and generally,
Saw all ladies wearing golden ear globes and later entered in that moving cool garden,
And I saw there the Goddess like Lady Sita and saw her,
Through my white eyes which were filled with tide of tears.
6042.”Innumerable Rakshasis as well as fearful crowd of ghosts ,
Were guarding her so that she did not have a chance to escape ,
And that lady Sita who drove away her fear due to her love towards you,
Was alone and it looked as if “mercy” has taken
The form of a lady and sitting there in that cruel prison .”
6043.”When I was waiting for an opportune moment to salute her ,
That Ravana who was wearing a garland and holding a bow,
Came there and begged her in very many ways and saluted her.
Lady Sita did not stand up and replied to him with very harsh words ,
And hearing that , Ravana became angry and wanted to kill Sita.”
6044.”Oh lord, then the strength of her chastity , the greatness of your grace ,
And Dharma with its greatness protected the soul of Lady Sita ,
And That Ravana ordering the Rakshasis to advice her in general ,
Went to his place and due to my reciting a powerful chant all those Rakshasis slept.”
6045. “At that time that Sita deciding to give up her great life ,
Took hold of a creeper and tied it on a branch of a tree ,
And before she could put that noose on her neck ,
The poor me , for stopping that went and saluted her feet,
And went on chanting your name.”
6046.”That Sita who had rain like tears from her cool eyes on her pretty and tender breasts ,
Hearing me chant your name suspected that it was done by deceitful Rakshasas,
And said to me with joy “You have great mercy on me and by repeating the name,
Of the black coloured Rama , you are giving me happiness in the other world.”
6047.”Oh Lord , I then told in a clear manner the identifying incidents ,
That were told by you and after verifying them , she understood that,
There is no lie in my mind and when I showed her your signet ring ,
She thought that it was like a medicine preventing death at time of death.”
6048. “Oh Lord who has all types of wealth , within a very short span of time,
I saw two very contradictory events and they were , That Lady Sita,
Kept the signet ring given by me on her great breasts and ,
Due to the heat caused by parting with you, that ring got melted,
And due to the joy in understanding what I told, it became solid again.”
6049,”That Sita after getting the ring from me , thinking that it has lost its purity ,
By coming to the country of cruel cheaters , using rain like tears from her eyes,
Washed it just like it was with thousand pots of divine water, became sad ,
And kept quiet not being able to telling me anything . Her thin body,
Became puffed up and due to surprise she did not close her eyes and left out a deep breath.”
6050.”Oh Lord then I who am your slave told all your news after she parted with you,
In a very clear manner and told her, “Oh peacock like lady , since Rama did not know,
Where you were , it became so long “ and also told her how sorrowing ,
You were after parting from her and hearing that , she left out a painful breath.”
6051. “After hearing the state of affairs here as they unfolded ,
She clearly told me , about all the happenings that happened there ,
And told , “I would keep my life for one month only and if my lord,
Does not want to save me by that time I would destroy my life”
And acted as if she was saluting your divine feet.”
6052.That Hanuman who would remain famous as long as Vedas , Sastras ,
Good books and count of time remains , after saluting the feet of Sita from there,
Took the Brooch of Sita which was greater than any gem in the world ,
Which he had tied to his cloth and said, “She took this and gave me in my hand,
With happiness”, and Said, “Oh very able one , please see this ,
So that your lotus like eyes would be filled with joy” and gave it to Rama.
6053.That brooch which entered in to the hands of Rama and to him,
It looked like the pretty hand of Sita which was held by him,
At the time of marriage in front of the fire and due to that ,
The love that was generated in his body slowly grew ,
His body became hot and his depression vanished.
6054. His hairs vibrated, eyes shed copious tears , chest and shoulder shook with joy,
His body was covered with sweat , the pretty lips folded inside ,
With his soul coming in his body became slightly fat,
And who is there who can understand that state of Rama?
6055. Then the son of Sun God Sugreeva looked at Rama and told him,
“Oh lord as soon as we know that Lady Sita is in a suitable position ,
To be brought here “ and Rama told him” It looks you are ,
Unnecessarily wasting time “ and as soon as he told that ,
Sugreeva who had pillar like shoulders got up and started ordering.
6056.Sugreva told, By the time I say “A” , let all the terrible armies ,
Should start from here.” And those who play the drums of victory,
Played on huge drums in all places where the army was camped ,
And those seventy Vellam of monkey army spread like ,
The ocean with fast moving tides towards the southern direction.
6057.All those monkey warriors who speedily departed with Hanuman,
Wearing the long heroic anklet telling them about the victorious Rakshasas,
Who were cruel and were guarding day and night the city of Lanka,
Which was on top of the mountain called Trikuta and,
About the fort and security structures around that great city ,
And they covered the long way to that place easily.
6058. Due their way being long , along with the king of the monkeys ,
Rama and Lakshmana who were following good path, went ahead,
And Those willing army of monkeys which accompanied them,
After spending the day time in long sweet gardens on the mountains,
Saw the ocean on the south on the twelfth day.