23,Maruthu malai Padalam
Chapter on medicine mountain
(Vibheeshana comes back and notices that Lakshmana has died and Rama was lying by his side. He finds our Hanuman and together they ;locate Jambavan. Jambavan tells Hanuman to go north beyond Meru and bring the medicine mountain, Hanuman immediately leaves and brings the Medicine mountain. By that time Rama was prepared to die and Jambavan gives him hope about Hanuman’s coming. Hanuman comes and all monkeys as well Lakshmana gets up alive .They shout with joy. Hanuman goes back to keep the mountain in its place,)
8703.Sita went back, and Vibheeshana who had been ordered to bring food by Rama ,
Who is the Lord of the devas , collected the necessary food and returned and made them
Reach the war tents and he later reached the broad battle field.”
8704.He there saw with his own eyes that all the monkey warriors were lying dead ,
Hit by Brhamastra as if by a curse of Lord Brahma who created all these worlds initially,
And he lost his consciousness as if he has himself swallowed the poison .
8705.Vibheeshana who could not follow what has happened became completely shocked ,
As well as greatly worried and looking like one who has lost his lfe,
Walked among the corpses driving away the ghosts, dogs and foxes,
And saw Rama lying on the floor along with his younger brother Lakshmana.
8706. What is called as bones and what is called as body were born,
Before the feeling of love and though these sequence of the souls being born,
Even before the love , if thought of properly , the love decreases or increases
The chance of body and soul moving from each other and this was not even known to Devas.
8707.But since Vibheeshana knew with certainty that there is no destruction ,
For Rama and Lakshmana , his soul did not go away from him and he did not wail also,
And with ebbing sorrow and with mind burning like fire , with great fear,
He examined clearly the bodies on the earth and lost his fear ,
Knowing well that, “The body of the lord did not bear any scar .
8708. He understood that these were due to the divine arrow of Brahma ,
Which was sent by Indrajit and Rama was lying there sorrowing ,
For his younger brother and started thinking about various methods,
And ideas to get out of this major problem.”
8709.Vibheeshana who told within himself ,” did not Rama loose his consciousness,
Due to the great sorrow within his mind ?once he regains consciousness ,
I know how his thought process would be and the generous Rama,
Would not like to live after death of his younger brother and,
Indrajit the cheater who is an expert in illusion would be the victor”
And he sorrowed very greatly and his eyes were filled with tears.
8710.Then again Vibheeshana thought ,” Like the Naga Pasa getting destroyed ,
The arrow of Brahma would be destroyed now itself and there is ,
No death for Rama and Lakshmana and the monkey army ,
Lying dead in the battle field where weapons are thrown would also get up,
Because how can a cruel Asura achieve victory” and he stood there with stability.
8711,Vibheeshana thought , “before Lord Rama rises up I would search again and again,
And find out whether anybody who can provide help at this stage are alive in the battle field ,”
And took a burning fire wood in his hand and started walking alone in that ocean of blood.
8712. Folding his mouth tightly and also folding both his hands , with fire ,
Coming out of his red eyes due to enmity, with his shoulders ,
Which were like Meru mountain touching the clouds Hanuman who crossed the sea was lying ,
On a bed of the bodies of thousand crores elephants ,
And he had great anger to kill enemies and Vibheeshana located him.
8713.After seeing him and understanding his state , with tears flowing like rain from his eyes,
Deciding that Hanuman is alive , he removed the arrows that had struck on his wounds,
One by one , brought water from the clouds and cooled the face of Hanuman.
8714.After he started breathing , with his hairs standing erect , with water of sweat,
Falling Hanuman opened his eyes , slowly his body started moving , saliva was produced,
And he started producing hiccups and even in that state , he shouted,
“Long live the name of Rama “ and hearing that the devas shouted with joy.
8715.Vibheehana who attained sorrow together with joy with great desire,
Embraced Hanuman and Hanuman also hugged him with great love,
And asked “Oh suitable one , Is the generous Rama alive without damage”,
Vibheeshana said , “yes with health” and Hanuman then saluted,
Rama the pure one , praised by people of all three worlds.
8716.”Due to his great affection towards his brother , loosing,
His consciousness Rama is having a sleep with great sorrow,
After he rises up , I do not know what will happen “ said Vibheeshana,
Hanuman then asked him “Where is Jambavan who is as old as he is great?”
8717.”I did not see that Jambavan anywhere and so I do not know,
Anything about him and I have come without knowing if he is dead or alive.”
Said that king of Rakshasas who wore garland made of dense fresh flowers,
And then son of wind God said , “He will never attain death and so let us search.”
8718.”Oh king of all Rakshasas, If we are able to see that Jambavan , then,
He is the expert who can tell us about a trick to keep us aive .This is certain.”
Said Hanuman, and Vibheeshana said, “Sir , let us hurry” and they proceeded,
In darkness for some distance and then they saw that Jambavan due to fate.
8719. Due to sorrow of old age and due to the pain caused by the arrows,
And due to great sorrow which made his heart bleed , with breath becoming less ,
Without clarity , with befuddled mind , That Jambavan with diamond like shoulders,
Understood by foot falls that , two warriors were approaching him.
8720.He thought , are they Rakshasas” Is it Hanuman? Is it Vibheeshana or is it,
My Lord Rama himself or is it the merciful devas who want cure me of my pain?
Is it sages? Since the enemies have gone after victory, in this dark night ,
They would not come back and so the one who are coming are coming to save me.”
8721.He consoled them who came and stood near him and shed tears,
Like a stream falling from a mountain and who were suffering due to sorrow,
And said, “Oh person with endless good qualities, who are you?”
And heard which Vibheeshana shouting “”we will live, we will live.”
8722.Jambavan recognized Vibheeshana by his tone and asked who was the one,
Standing near him and Hanuman said , “Oh king , Hanumam is standing “,
And then Jambavan got up saying “Of dears all those who are dead ,
Would come out alive now” and with joy in his heart became fresh and strong.
8723.”Though it is Brahmastra , I know that it will not hurt Rama,
Who is like the Veda of the Vedas as I know his great strength.
Please tell me what that lord did “ asked Jambavan and Hanuman replied ,
“Oh sir .Sunk in the sea of sorrow that lord is sleeping.”
8724.”Rama and Lakshmana are the same divine Gods and they are same persons,
Their bodies are only different and their soul is the same and so when he sees the Dead Lakshmana ,
It is only natural that he faints , Oh Hanuman who has strong shoulders like diamond ,
There should be any more time delay to solve this sorrow state ,
And so by the time we blink our eyes go and bring the medicine that gives life “ said Jambavan.
8725.”Oh strong one , if you bring this medicine seventy vellams of monkey army ,
Rama , Lakshmana , the entire three worlds , the good God of Dharma ,
And the faultless Vedas would again live and so without delay go ,
After My words tell you the way that you have to take.”
8726. “Oh strong Hanuman, After crossing the southern sea , as per the words,
Of those who had seen it , if you travel nine thousand Yojanas more ,
You would reach a mountain range called Himalayas and that ,
Himalayas is two thousand Yojanas broad and if you go forward ,
And cross all those Yojanas , you would reach the Hemakuta mountains.
8727.”Oh Hanuman who has mountain like strong shoulders , nine thousand Yojanas,
After the Hema kouta mountains there is a red mountain called Nidatha ,
And if you go nine thousana Yojanas from that Nidatha mountain ,
You would see the biggest of all the mountains called Meru ,
And that mountain is thirty two thousand Yojanas broad.
8728. “If you cross that Meru mountain and travel another nine thousand Yojanas,
You would see before you a mountain range called blue mountains and ,
That Blue mountain range is two thousand Yojanas broad and ,
If you travel another four thousand Yojanas from that mountain ,
You would see the medicine mountain where all medicines are available,
And as soon as you see that mountain you would attain the other shore of this great sorrow.
8729. That Jambavan who is greatly wise said , There is one medicine which brings back,
Dead people to life , one medicine which joins all cut limbs of the body ,
Another which throws out all weapons inside the body and cures all wounds ,
And another medicines which gives you , the original form of the person .
You go and bring them, “he said along with their identification.
8730. “All these great medicines appeared when the ocean of milk was churned,
Devas thinking about their future use preserved them in that mountain ,
When Lord Vishnu who is beyond the Vedas measured the three worlds in two steps,
I was playing the drum of victory and when I asked about that medicine ,
Some very ancient sages told me about their properties.”
8731. “These medicines are being guarded by innumerable Gods and they ,
Do not show mercy on anybody ,Also the divine wheel which is applied with ghee,
And which will not allow any one to go near would guard them along with those Gods.
Oh Hanuman whose nature is never to stand any where near a lie , after seeing your general nature,
They who stand near your hand would say , “You please return back,
These medicines without spoiling tham” and then they would go and hide themselves.”
8732.”This is the only job that we have to do now and if done , all the people dead,
Would definitely rise up. Go and tell this to our lord Rama so that nothing,
Ill comes to him.” And Hanuman who was like Vedas moved away from them,
And started growing up with and his form reached the top of the sky ,
And his both shoulders as per the size grew up and ,
He grew up so much as if one would say , he has swallowed the sky.”
8733.The nine planets in the sky and the stars were looking like a garland ,
Made of different gems on Hanuman and the distance from one shoulder ,
To another shoulder was one thousand Yojanas and there was no space ,
In Lanka for him to take one step from the place that he was standing,
And when he waved his hands , the directions were not sufficient,
And this was the form Hanuman took to bring the Medicine mountain.
8734. That Hanuman who had victorious shoulders rotating his tail,
Keeping his hands wide and opening his mouth little , forced his steps,
Of his great feet on the ground , tightened his chest as well as neck,
With hairs standing on his skin , shattered that city of Lanka ,
And like a ship entered the ocean and started with great speed.
8735. When Hanuman rose up the cloud formations were torn , the long and broad,
Southern ocean tore in to east and north , Stars fell down from sky ,
Groups of trees and mountains rose along with him , the planes,
Of the devas in the sky were destroyed and fell down on the sea like great thunder,
And due to that the sea water crossed its shores and directions were torn.
8736. When he jumped huge mountains due to the storm like wind,
Raised by his body tilted towards the north and due to heat,
That huge form going with great speed the wind God , the father of Hanuman got very tired,
The oceans got very tired , the clouds got burnt and forests caught fire.
8737.With oceans running forward and his legs following it and he was running ,
With his body slightly bent forward with his mind telling that the speed was not enough,
And seeing that form of Hanuman who was proceeding said ,”How come that,
At the time when he was killing the Rakshasas he did not uproot ,
This city of Lanka which is surrounded by the ocean ,
And throw it in the ocean with this form of his and prevented our sorrow?”
8738.Hanuman crossed the clouds , went above the path of the sun and moon ,
And went above the places where the stars shine , Crossed the world of penance ,
Occupied by the sages who has crossed the pleasures given by woman live ,
And made the world of Brahma who sits on lotus on the belly of Lord Vishnu,
Very near to his path and went very high above the eartrh.
8739. Some people who were living in the kingdoms of the sky said ,
That the very strong Garuda with a great speed is going to the land of Vishnu,
Others said that, “Lord Brahma is leaving his world and is rising up ,
To go to some other worlds, “ and some others said “Except Lord Shiva ,
Who else can go so far above in this world and so ,
This one is definitely the Lord Shiva with three eyes.”
8740. Some people who were living in top most worlds told , this one ,
Who takes any form he likes and plays is definitely Lord Vishnu .
Who is difficult to be reached even by the fur Vedas and some others told,
“By the time we blink the eye he is going away from the limit of vision,
And please also , his nature appears to be not to return back, he would go away.”
8741. The great people who have realized the entire world were not able to understand ,
The position of Hanuman who had earlier crossed the sea and won over the Rakshasas,
Some said that what was going is only a form and some said it was only a formless object,
That passed through with great luster and some said it is the egg,
That stands outside the universe and some said it is something different.
8742.He rose up to the land of Lord Brahma who lives on just opened ,
Scented lotus flower, who was hiding all the area of the sky above that land,
And the sound that emanated when his golden shoulders ,
Rubbed against the top of the sky as well as the booming sound of his rising up,
Scared the eight guardians of directions and the globe called universe shivered.
8743. The day when Hanuman increased his size and grew up , reminded ,
The Devas and sages who were wearing garlands made out of fresh flowers,
Who were chanting Vedas and blessing Hanuman , the day when ,
The Asura king Mahabali gave away the land and consequently ,
The very dwarfish Vamana grew up and measured the world.
8744.The Devas, the sages , the Sidhas as well as their wives and all the beings,
Of the three worlds due to great joy continuously crowded the sky ,
And the gems , sandal , scented powders and flowers showered ,
Attached themselves to the body of Hanuman ,
And he rushed through the sky, looking like wish giving tree of Devas.
8745.Hanuman reached the great mountain called Himalayas and the Devas,
Who do not blink their eyes, the sages with great patience and the great people,
Who never deviated from path of Dharma who were all there blessed Hanuman saying,
“Let the job that you have undertaken get finished with success” and then
Seeing beyond that he saw Kailasa mountain where Lord Shiva ,
Who keeps goddess Parvathi on his left side lives and became greatly happy.
8746.Hanuman saw the big northern mountain in which Lord Shiva armed with axe lives .
Saluted it by folding red lotus flower like arms and the divine God Shiva saw him with love ,
Showed that to Goddess Uma with very thick breasts and said, “Hanuman the son of wind God.”
8747.Goddess Uma who created the world asked “Why has he come by the route of the sky?” ,
“He who is the emissary of the king Rama has come here to take back the medicine and ,
It is definite that the harm caused by the cheating asuras of Southern Lanka would .
Get solved. Oh lady with a pretty forehead, we would also go and see that cruel war.”
8748.That Hanuman who was going swiftly like the divine wheel , travelled ,
To a distance of nine thousand Yojanas and reached HemaKuta mountain,
And stood on the top of it and saw the huge crowd of Devas who enjoy ,
Limitless passionate pleasure and who possessed all types of wealth ,
And later reached the top of the Nidatha mountain.
8749. That Hanuman whose speed cannot be estimated by the wise men ,
Who had knowledge which can never be measured by thought ,
By using their eye of Jnana and also to the divine mind ,
Which can think about everything reached the top of Meru mountain,
Which was beyond the limit of directions of the earth and ,
Beyond the Brahma loka where Lord Brahma sitting on a lotus lives.
8750.After going to the top of the Meru mountain whose stability is not known,
Even to the Devas who do not blink their eyes , he saw the divine Naval tree ,
Which is praised by people of all the three worlds , in the Navalam ,
Island which is in the earth which is surrounded by the cold sea,
8751,That Hanuman who was like the Dharma God saw the town of Lord Brahma ,
Who created all the worlds on the top of that Meru mountain and saw ,
In the middle of that town Lord Brahma sitting majestically on a golden seat and saluted him.
8752.He then also saluted the basis of universe Lord Narayana, who had decorated his hair ,
With the garland of scented Thulasi leaves along with Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess earth,
In a forest which was full of trees , being saluted by Devas standing all over ,
And by very great sages by the chanting of Manthras from Vedas.
8753.He then saw and Saluted Lord Shiva with eight shoulders who was having,
Goddess Parvathi decorated with several ornaments on his left side ,
Who was surrounded by the flowers which was worshipped,
By all the people of the very pure three worlds ,
On the North eastern part of that mountain and
Who was having five lustrous lotus like faces
Spreading rays of light like the thousand crores Sun Gods .
8754.He also saw with joy and saluted Indra sitting on the throne ,
With regal white ornamental umbrellas resembling the moon over his head,
With pretty damsels holding in their pretty hands white cowries and fanning him,
And producing slight breeze and the Devas of Andhara country ,
Saluting him and raising great sound by playing their drums.
8755.He also clearly saw the eight guardians of the directions of all the three worlds,
Which were contradictory who were standing guarding them ,
On the peaks of the Meru mountain which is the dwelling of the Devas ,
Which was spreading all over the sky like the Karpaga trees surrounded by flowers.
8756. Hanuman moved away from the great Meru mountain and reached ,
The land of passion called Uthara Guru and there seeing the Sun spreading ,
His rays and removing all darkness Hanuman thought “The morning has dawned,
And my speed has not been of any use “ and sorrowed.
8757.That matchless Hanuman who wanted to reach Lanka before ,
Lord Rama wakes up from his faint and remove his sorrow in the middle of night itself ,
Became sad thinking “The Sun God with his great light has arisen ,
And I am unable to think what should be , the proper thing for me to do.”
8758.That Hanuman of great penance going with more speed than the wind ,
And reducing the distance to the end of direction thought,
“Sun God who has the wealth of Sun rays does not rise up in the west,
And this is not the dawn and those learned in Vedas have told that,
To the places north of Mount Meru Sun would be seen in the west.” And consoled himself.
8759.Then with his eyes saw that Uthara Guru country Which was like ,
The red lotus flower in which Goddess Lakshmi lives , where ,
People are born as males and females who became united with soul and body ,
Enjoy matchless pleasures and do only blessed deeds and have endless life , only live.
8760.Hanuman Enjoyed seeing that Uthara Guru Country which was very much like,
The Chozha country which is ruled by Lord Shiva wearing Vanni leaves and having ,
A golden crown, by Brahma who sits on the lotus flower and by Lord Vishnu ,
Who keeps on his chest Goddess Lakshmi who is always a virgin,
And by king Thyaga Maa Vinoda who wears on his head a fresh flower garland,
And through which country the divine Cauvery flows.
8761.Hanuman whose form was so big that with his speed , he could break ,
The huge Meru mountain , who was going to get the title of Lord Brahma later,
Who has got rid of sorrow of birth cycle and who had a monkey form,
Saw the huge blue mountain which was having the colour ,
Of the mega form of Lord Vishnu when he measured the world.
8762.After crossing the lustrous mountain whose black colour was more .
Darker than the colour of night , Hanuman who had shoulders like ,
The golden mountain , with eyes located the medicine mountain ,
Described by the wise Jambavan and due to it shining like sun
And lighting all the upper worlds understood it as the mountain having the divine medicines.
8763.Hanuman jumped on that mountain and that mountain tilted towards Patala,
And all the demi gods guarding it became dejected and came speedily with anger,
And asked him , “Who are you?, what are your real intentions?, please tell.”
And the thoughtful Hanuman told those Gods his real intention.
8764.Hearing that , those demi gods told Hanuman , “Sir , please take it,
And after your purpose is over return it without spoiling these medicines”
And they blessed Hanuman and disappeared and later the divine wheel,
With sharp edges of Lord Vishnu who had eyes like red lotus flower,
Appeared there and also disappeared and afterwards, Hanuman,
Using his diamond like shoulders uprooted that medicine mountain.
8765.Hanuman who understood , that if he stops there and searches ,
For the individual medicines , there would be time delay ,
Lifted that mountain with its roots on his pretty hands ,
And started travelling back through that broadly spread sky.
8766. That Hanuman whose fame had spread over all the worlds ,
By the time one can say “A”, carried that mountain which was,
One thousand Yojanas broad , one thousand Yojanas tall,
And with one thousand Yojanas root , and jumped away .
8767.When Hanuman was doing these things there , in the battlefield,
Vibheeshana and Jambavan speedily reached Lord Rama ,
And started caressing his divine feet ,
And we will now tell what happened at that place to that Rama.
8768.Rama’s divine eyes were like a bee possessed the bottom of the heart of ladies,
Which were filled with mercy towards all beings ,
Which were capable of giving boons and were like Dharma,
And which was like a fully open pretty lotus flower.
8769.That Rama who had such eyes saw Jambavan, the king of bears,
And the very famous Vibheeshana with crying eyes ,
Bent head and saluting hands and who were ,
Greatly sad and were showing great mercy on him.
8770.”Oh Vibheeshana , did you complete the job of bringing food,
As entrusted by me and because of that possibly you did not suffer the pain,”
After asking like this to Vibheeshana , he looked at Jambavan with faultless fame ,
And asked “Did you get back your soul?.
8771.”Oh sirs , this is a destruction that came to us and there seem to be ,
Nothing that we can do against it, Those who are dead will never get back their souls,
And If you think any thing more that needs to be done ,
Oh people with great wisdom and mind that does not lie, please tell.”
8772.”How shall I put in words the very low state attained by me,
Due to the sorrow that was caused by a lady called Sita.
I have shown with very bad name , this story of mine,
That does not match with my behavior to the world.”
8773.”Oh people who love me , when my brother told that,
“That this is a deer of illusion” in pure , strong and stable words,
I did not listen to them and without giving back,
A negative reply to the lady , went behind that deer.”
And due to that all these death were caused.
8774.”I saw Ravana with my own eyes and I also fought with him,
With great strength, but due to the culture caused by,
My bad old fate , I did not kill him at that time ,
Which has now caused the death of all those whom I love.”
8775.When my brother got prepared to shoot the Brahmastra ,
And said to me “we will see the death of this evil one”,
Due to the cruelty of fate which wanted to destroy me ,
I did not agree with him to take that suitable action.”
8776.”I did not stay with my brother in the battle field , and wanted to do,
Proper worship to the weapons that we throw in the battle field ,
All our people are now dead and even my brother ,
Had died due to bad fate without winning over Indrajit.”
8777.”It is not desirable to show this silly behavior ,
Of telling all these things in this battle field but it is,
Only proper to die and join the very valorous Lakshmana ,
And other friends in the heaven of heroes., There is no other option.”
8778.”I who have lost my younger brother and other friends ,
In the war of vengeance with a wounded mind would ,
Completely annihilate all asuras and later kill Ravana by my arrow,.
What other help can I do to the Devas?”
8779.”After the death of my brother , who is needed by me?
What is the need of limitless fame? What is the need of Dharma?
What is need of Masculinity?, What is the need of relations ,
Who hug me or kingship or friend?.Why should ,
I think of future and what is the need of Truth?”
8780.”After destruction of the culture of mercy , having seen ,
The death of my brother , If I exhibit my great valour ,
By killing all those Rakshasas, I am a thief with evil,
Having an wooden eye which is incapable of shedding tears ,
Even with an arrow. Is there any other duty for me,
Except completely hiding myself from the world.”
8781.”If after losing my father and father like Jatayu ,
After losing all my dear friends , after losing my faultless brother ,
Who was protecting me day and night, if I stay alive,
People would say “He is alive because he wants Sita “
And so this Rama is a man who does not have principles.”
8782.”After winning over the Rakshasas and after completely ,
Destroying all of them , if I reach Ayodhya , with out,
My highly cultured younger brother who is my sweet friend ,
Would I live ? great ! Should I rule! Great.”
8783. “Because things are like this without bothering,
About future implications , I would die now itself”
When Rama told like this Jambavan saluted his divine feet ,
“Oh Lord with a divine wheel, there is something that I need to tell you.”
8784.”You who cannot be understood by anyone are not understanding yourselves
I who am your slave know about you even before,
It is not proper to tell that because , it would damage ,
The thoughts of the Devas . You would understand about it later.”
8785.”Oh our greatest leader , I know that in the hot battle field,
The arrow which had deeply gone in to your brother and made him fall,
And which was sent by Indrajit is the holy arrow of the God Brahma ,
With pretty hands , who sits on the lotus . This is true.”
8786.”That arrow of Brahma , if used has the capacity to kill,
Devas , Asuras as well as well as well as all others . Oh Lord who is above all things,
AS it did not cause you any harm , is there any need,
To seek similarities and metaphors for that further?”
8787. “The very strong Hanuman has now got back his conscience ,
And he is the one with measureless capability to wipe away,
This great sorrow from us and I ordered him “Go and bring ,
The medicine within the batting of an eye “ and ,
He has gone towards the north to bring that medicine.
8788.”Now Hanuman has crossed the Himalaya mountains ,
After passing through the sides of Meru , which is king of all mountains,
And has reached the Medicine mountain . He would come back within a second .
Oh ancient one , please leave this great sorrow which causes you depression.”
8789.”Oh Rama , who is as pretty as God of love during spring season,
Me or my father Brahma who created the world or Lord Shiva,
Or Lord Vishnu with divine wheel and any other people ,
Are not capable to properly and truly know those medicines.
8790.” They appeared in the ocean of milk when it was churned for nectar ,
And they are protected by the divine wheel of Lord Vishnu of the colour of cloud ,
And they are available in a place north of Meru mountain and beyond,
The Uthara Guru country and are protected so that nobody can approach them.”
8791.”From the day they appeared in the ocean of milk , they have not been touched by any one,
And Oh Lord with widely spread fame , please hear about the power of those medicines,
They are capable of giving life even to Lord Brahma who created the three worlds , if he dies.”
8792.”Oh very ancient one, one of those medicine removes arrows from the body ,
One rejoins cut joints, and one gives back soul to the dead, ,
And another gives back the original colour to the skin.”
8793.”Please do not worry, the medicines would definitely come , Hanuman,
Would be shown the way back by God of Dharma and would bring it with delay,
It is not difficult for him.” Saying this he saluted his feet and ,
Rama who removes the karmas and gives sweet Moksha became joyous.
8794. As soon as Rama told that, “the medicine which can be obtained ,
By going over Meru mountain and going beyond the land of pleasure ,
Would definitely help and Hanuman would help in that and ,
There is no difference of opinion to the words told by you.”
Then there re on the great sky a very huge sound was heard.
8795. Due to the tempestuous storm that was formed in the north,
The ocean rose up and crossed to the shore ,
Mountains were uprooted , broken and climbed up the sky ,
And there was a great confusion in the north.
8796. Due to the great storm heralding the arrival of Hanuman,
The star groups started trembling and started falling down,
The area around the sun got upset and hugged the moon,
The deer inside the moon got scared and crowd of clouds ,
Like the disturbed honey bees got near and went scared.
8797. The bushes along with their roots , mountains and trees,
Filled up the sea like the time when they built a bridge,
And Hanuman the son of Wind God shouted with joy,
So that the sorrow of Jambavan and others is destroyed early.
8798.The great shout of joy of Hanuman who had anger like tiger ,
And was similar to all the things which make sound on earth and sky ,
Like the sea , the clouds and all other things which make sound like them,
Had all joined together and raised great sound at the same time.
8799.On the day when the Devas and Rakshasas joined together ,
To churn holy sea of milk, and said, please bring the lustrous Mandhara mountain,
Making people think that it is a hollow empty thing Garuda ,
Brought it and kept on the sky and Hanuman looked like that Garuda.
8800.That Hanuman who does not have any one similar to him,
Was like the wind God who attained victory ,
After fighting with Adhi Sesha in earth , who had strength to fight ,
And who uprooted the Trikoota mountain from the ,
Left side of Lanka and reached the southern direction.
8801.Jambavan who heard that victory sound said, “He has come”,
But before he finished telling Hanuman landed on his feet on earth ,
Since that medicine mountain was not willing to come down,
On the country of the cheating Asuras it remained on the sky ,
And only Hanuman landed on the earth.
8802. The wind from the medicine mountain staying on the sky ,
Wafted and touched the dead bodies and making a great feast ,,
To the Devas all the blessed monkeys rose up with great strength ,
And beauty , and having won over God of death , looked like their former selves.
8803,Except the bodies of the Rakshasas which were thrown deep in the sea,
And which had been destroyed , All the visible things which included ,
Things with one soul like trees got their soul back and started living ,
Is it necessary to mention that all the clan of monkeys got back their life.
8804. All the long arrows which had entered their bodies came out ,
The wounds that were made by them were healed, all the painful limbs ,
Got rid of their pain and weakness , the angry red eyes started rotating ,
All the worlds saluted them and Lakshmana who had pretty curly hair woke up.
8805,All the monkeys got back their soul and got up and their faultless ,
Sound of joy which resemble the sound raised by the seven oceans ,
When it fell it in to the ears of Lakshmana and also when he heard ,
The greeting of the devas , like Lord Vishnu who had red eyes ,
Waking up from his yogic sleep , Lakshmana awoke from his sleep and stood up.
8806.Rama with his shoulders raised up with joy hugged his brother ,
Who woke up due to his soul reentering his body and lost his sorrow ,
And all the things in the world moved without stopping ,
And Devas also lost their worry and depression.
8807. The celestial maidens danced and the world was filled ,,
By the sound of nectar like music raised from the String instruments ,
Played by the Kinnaras and the world celebrated it all over ,
By taking bath in ghee and the sages sang the Vedas.
8808.Vedas stood up and shouted with joy , The wisdom of Brahmins who are ,
Learned in Vedas . shouted with jpy , their fame also shouted with joy ,
And the thoughts of Devas became cool like sea and shouted with joy.
8809. After all the people got back their souls the arrow of Lord Brahma ,,
Went round the great archer Rama a, stood before him and told ,
“You always gave me stable truth and that is your greatness” and then went back.
8810. At that time the matchless Lord Rama , due do fear and great sorrow,
Going away , with eyes filled with tears of pure love , hugged ,
Hanuman . who had mother like love , making the Devas shout with great joy.
8811.When that Rama whose chest was ploughed by the two erect elephant tusk,
Like breasts of Sita decorated with Kumkum , hugged him like that,
Hanuman bowed down and saluted his feet and Rama told to him like this.
8812.”We who never went away from the path of truth chalked out by our ancestors ,
Were born to the late king Dasaratha earlier , before the sorrw for me had come,
And then we died and oh Hanuman who travels in good conduct ,
We are now again reborn because of you.”
8813.”When we consider the help that you did at a time when everyone ,
Had been destroyed, would the indebtedness be complete in this life?
After preventing bad name coming to us , after protecting the world by our strong enemies,
You also protected our clan and our culture of Vedas from destruction.”
8814.” If this great depression of mine had not been removed by you for some time,
Due to the great love I had towards my brother who should live,
I would have destroyed all the seven worlds that are above us ,
And you who were going to see the last days of deluge , helped those worlds also.”
8815.”You prevented the death of all of us and made them live with us,
For a long time to come and may you live happily ,
Without being troubled by sorrowful disease of my orders.”
8816. “All those who got back their souls due to the prowess of Hanuman ,
With great love surrounded him , saluted him and praised him,
And Hanuman also told how he brought the medicine mountain, in an understandable way “
8817. “Oh Hanuman of matchless prowess due to the help of medicine ,
That was brought by you , the lying Rakshasas would get back their lives ,
And so you please take back this mountain and keep in its original place.”
8818,When Jambavan told like this Hanuman replied “It is good”,
And further said, I would return in one Nazhigai ‘ and then,
Hanuman went carrying that divine medicine mountain.
Chapter on playful dance
(Ravana is celebrating with drinking ,music and dancing,Suddenly he hears the joyous shout of the monkeys.He stops the celebration,)
8819.When events like this were happening in the army of Rama ,
Ravana became greatly enthused thinking that enmity has been destroyed ,
And with joy which was much more than him , made Kinnaras sing ,
Properly developed music , made youthful maids who looked like peacocks ,
And who had eyes like kendai fishes dance and witnessed that dance of joy,
8820.Deva maidens , Vidhyadhara maidens , Rakshasa ladies , Naga ladies ,
With breasts like tender coconuts , Asura ladies , Sidha ladies ,
Who talked sweetly like the cleaned sugarcane came in ,
Limitless crowds , making even peacocks becoming bewildered.
8821.Menak a, Thilothama with eyes similar to the victorious sword , Ramba,
And Urvasi who had a sweet lisping voice which made fun of honey,
Along with other pretty ladies of heaven came with drums ,
Conches and Kurudu drum playing and with the gems ,
On the anklets that they were wearing also making sound.
8822.Wearing the golden roll which had the texture of palm sheath in their ears,
Wearing dropping ear globes , decorating their curly hair with a golden flower ,
Putting on Thilaka , showing pearl like teeth in their red mouth similar ,
To the flowers of silk cotton tree , with red eyes similar to red lotus flowers ,
With thorn when the ladies entered , the white moon with stain fearing competition got angry
8823.The smile of the ladies with lustrous rays , the white coloured moon,
The bright light emanating from the ornaments they wear like early sun light ,
And their bodies which were like the lustrous Gold throwing light like a lamp,
Made the huge darkness of night which was encircling the world ,
Destroyed like the wisdom of males seeing those ladies.
8824.Due to the great wealth of knowledge following the faultless ways,
And practicing the advice of wise ones who had realized the necessity of ,
That path of Dharma and attaining maturity in that path and when aiming to realize
The use of those advices , like the evil act towards that innocent one ,
Is spreading in their mind , the speed of that alcohol spread among the crowd of ladies.
8825. Those drunk ladies were laughing in various type of ways , sweat drops,
Appeared on their body, their red silk cotton flower like lips trembled ,
Their pearl like teeth spread light like moon , their eyes which were ,
Like spears and were experts in causing misery to males reddened in the edges,
And their eye brows which were like the vicious bows ,
Arched on the their forehead and their red mouth became white.
8826.When their pretty burden of dense curly hair which was like ,
An ornamental cloud , came down crossed their chariot like hips ,
Their waist belt which was competing with their flowery dress,
Which was making great sound, got loose and ,
When it reached their feet , those women lost their consciousness,
8827.The lower people of the court of Ravana only did base acts ,
And those at the top did only good acts being done by good people ,
Possibly proving this the gem studded waist belt loosened,
And the cloth tied there fell down and reached their thighs ,
But to hide that scene, their huge hairs fell down and hid their organs.
8828.Like the arrows kept by God of love in his quiver without using it ,
On the people of the world those ladies who do not do cruel acts ,
Going away from the style of music , against the rules of strumming ,
The strings , in their own way sang songs which were improper.
8829. Due to getting fainted those ladies who had mouth which lisps ,
Which keeps within itself the song of the flute , going against ,
The practice of the faultless songsters sang in a harsh voice ,
Which was like mixing the tasty nectar with the sour alcoholic drink.
8830.Those ladies whose acting was like high quality magic .
Who were experts in showing by mimicry all other beings.
And who were actors in Drama , called ladies with doe like eyes ,
And men and by sign after indicating that they are going to imitate them,
After forgetting that again by sign indicating that they are,
Going to imitate an elephant , they imitated a chariot.
8831.Due to alcohol they would cry and suddenly laugh and then as per their wish,
Dance while singing and then they would salute someone sitting nearby,
Then they would suddenly sleep, then they would suddenly jump and get tired,
Then they would freely allow to flow out their honey like saliva, then they would get tired,
And fall on each other ,Then they would close their blood red shining eyes and yawn.
8832.”Please clearly understand that within our mind is wish to make love “
This would be made understood by the acts of those ladies and ,
When that sign came out as playful dance , the sages who were devoid of passion ,
Who were divine and who had great knowledge of Vedas started,
Giving out of their every hair pore the water of passion.
8833.The lustrous long blue lotus like eyes of the drunk ladies looking at others,
Like a wandering bee attained a colour devoid of red and their mouth,
Which were red like Chenkazhuneer flowers became white ,
Possibly indicating to those Rakshasas who not depending on Dharma,
But were depending only on weapons in their hand ,
The destruction that they are going to face soon and
All the flowers also lost their natural colours and looked strange.
8834, Those ladies with long eyes which cannot be compared to Kendai fish,
The spear of god of death who is coming to kill and the arrow of God of love ,
On their comparable breasts which were soft started wearing Golden thread ,
Waist belt and apparels on their stormy hair which was looking like a cloud.
8835.When Ravana with great interest was looking those ladies with pearl like teeth ,
And pretty smile who were behaving like this under the influence of alcohol,
The joyful loud noise made by the monkeys who had woken up,
Due to the medicine brought by Hanuman entered all the ears of Ravana,
Who was in trance induced by passion and made him dispirited.
8836.The dances of those ladies with coral like mouths , their songs sweeter than nectar ,
The divine sound of the drums which were in tune with that music ,
The joyful shouts of people who were witnessing them ,
The love tiff shown by those ladies , their slant eyed look and their lisping ,
Sweet talk which increased the passion of those who were hearing them,
All faded like a flower as soon as the huge joyful shouting of the monkeys were heard.
8837.At that time the great sound of the twang of the strings of the divine bows ,
Of Rama and Lakshmana , wearing heroic anklets , was heard which made the good elephants ,
Which had the power of rut, which could even break the staff they were tied,
Shiver and sorrowful in the place they were sleeping , making the horses ,
With dense mane hair startled and tired , which made the foot soldiers scared ,
Which was like the sound of churning the ocean of milk in earlier times.
8838, The crowd of playful dancers who were piercing with their spear like eyes ,
Who were laughing showing their pearl like teeth and showing their pretty face ,
Then were looking hateful like the crowd of monkeys to Ravana,
Whose mind churned like the ocean that was churned by the Mandhara mountain,
And his ten moon like lustrous faces were looking as if they were moons of day time.
8839. When this was happening the spies entered there taking the form of bees,
Climbed on the garlands of Ravana and told all the news,
That happened in the battle filed in his ears privately ,
And the startled Ravana knowing that enemies have woken up from death ,
Left the garden where the divine flowers like Karpaga where there and reached the council hall.
25.Maya Sithai Padalam
Chapter on Sita of illusion.
(Indrajit is summoned .He plans to conduct a fire sacrifice at Nikumbila. And them defeat the enemies. He makes an illusory figure of Sita and kills him before Hanuman and leaves saying that he was going to Ayodhya. Rama and others get upset. Vibheeshana taking a form of a bee and visits Asoka Vana. Then he tells Rama about the plan of Indrajit.)
8840.Indrajit , all the relatives of Ravana , army commanders like Mahodhara ,
The elderly wise men , those whose advice was valuable and could be accepted,
And all others reached the council hall and then Ravana clearly told all those,
Who had come to the council hall all that happened till then in a clear manner
8841.Malyavan hearing that looked at Ravana and told, “”Had you not with great evil thought ,
Not put our army in the ocean, there was chance that all our army would have been alive,
Due to the Brahmastra which is of the Lord who sits on a lotus and which cannot be taken back ,
Having gone waste , no one can prevent the death of anyone who is here.”
8842.”If we examine using the knowledge that we have got from ancient books ,
That Hanuman who travelled from Lanka to a place beyond the Meru mountain ,
Within a second and has brought the medicines along with the mountain,
On which they grow , who has huge shoulders decorated by flower garlands ,
Should be without any confusion the God to the entire world.”
8843. “If he uproots this Lanka standing on a mountain from the big ocean,
That is surrounding it and throws it on this land , who among us can keep ourselves alive ?
If Hanuman does like that where will we fight the war ? If that Hanuman who has gone back,
Brings with him the golden mountain of Meru, can we prevent it ?”
8844.”Hanuman would , using his great strength would do whatever we imagine,
If we act against him without Dharma but there are no dearth of good qualities in him,
Why is it that the faultless Vedas are telling about trinity of Gods?
If we think , it is thought of people who cannot analyze ,
For the Hanuman who wears the jingling heroic anklets along with trinity is the fourth God.”
8845.”Let all those who died in the war remain dead but we who remain without dying ,
Have gone to a different height and we have taken a new birth,
WE had forgotten till now about possibility of staying alive, but at least now Oh king,
WE would return back Sita as per procedure and surrender,
To that Rama and Lakshmana who always follow the path of Dharma.”
8846. Oh Lord with victorious shoulders who lifted Lord Shiva with the trident ,
Along with the Kailasa mountain , can Rama who has sent to heaven Vali ,
Using just one arrow , Who built a bridge over the sea filled with water ,
And who killed Kumbhakarna , be destroyed like bubbles by the mortal asuras?
8847.”All those Rakshasas who were capable of drinking the entire water,
Of all the oceans , who could uproot the sky together with earth ,
And who had several weapons that can be thrown are no longer alive?
In this city of Lanka , except you and your boy Indrajit who else is there?
All others have died and so our possibility of victory is an empty dream ,”
Said Malyavan who could guess the future of things to come.
8848.Hearing those firm words of Malyavan, emitting fire sparks from his eye,
Due to great anger , Ravana looked at Malyavan with great rage and said,
“Even if all the Rakshasas have died and even if all our weapons have been destroyed,
Do you think , I caught the parrot like Sita , just to release her thinking of my life?”
8849.” Be it my son or be it others who are all scared and want to continue to live,
Please go away and live, Tomorrow Rising like the cruel Vadavagni , which appears,
During final deluge I would kill those men along with the monkey Hanuman ,
Who have destroyed my army “ Said the king of Rakshasas ,
Who had evil capabilities and hearing that Indrajit started talking.
8850.”If you are prepared to understand , I have a matter to tell you .
I had sent the arrow of Lord Brahma who sits on the lotus flower ,
After worshipping it and that became extremely powerful.
Though I had sent to kill Rama also , without of any use ,
Without even touching his body it returned. This is very strange .”
8851.”Oh king who wears flower garland from which honey drips , it is clear,
That Rama is not a man and he also does not belong to ancient monkey clan,
He is not a very great sage and he is the matchless divine entity ,
Who does not think of himself or his ego as told by Vibheeshana,
This has been proved to us without any doubt.”
8852.”Let that truth remain on one side and hesitating to tell such truth ,
Is not a fit to great masculinity , Let us fight and people who die , let them die,
If Iam able to reach the temple at Nikumbila and start and complete ,
The fire sacrifice aimed at ending all our sorrow , your sorrow will end.”
8853.’Ravana said, That is indeed good , You do the fire sacrifice at Nikumbila”,
And hearing that his good son Indrajit told, “Hearing from your younger brother ,
About this secret , our enemies would reach Nikumbila and may do war with me ,
And would not allow me to complete the fire sacrifice “ but Ravana asked,
”How can we definitely prevent our enemies from doing that.”
8854.”If we create the form of Sita by illusion and go before Hanuman,
Who has seen that Sita in the past and kill her by cutting with the sword,
And then say , now I am going to fight with Ayodhya and act as if he is going ,
In that direction , without knowing he will start sorrowing.”
8855.Rama and Lakshmana would say . “Sita has been killed here and there is
No point in fighting the war here. And due to Indrajit our brothers,
Mothers , neat relations as well the citizens of the town would die.”
And would drown themselves in great sorrow and due to such ,
Sorrow growing , They along with their army would go there.”
8856. “ Even if they do not go to Ayodhya , they would at least send,
Hanuman there and try to know what happened there ,
Otherwise they would not be able to bear this great sorrow and I ,
Meanwhile would complete the fire sacrifice come speedily here ,
And kill them with cruel weapons and give you victory.”
8857.Ravana said ,”this idea is good and for forming the form of Sita with soft wards,
By illusion” and Indrajit went away and while this was happening , Sugreeva,
The son of Sun God told Rama “We would speedily burn this ancient city of Lanka.”
8858.Rama thought “ Doing that job is good,.” And agreed to do it ,
And then Sugreeva jumped and reached the top of the tower of Lanka .
And seventy vellam ocean like monkey army followed him ,
And with all the worlds seeing , each of them took one burning fire wood.
8859. That Seventy Vellam strong army of that countless crores ,
Of monkeys through the pretty guarded walls of Lanka ,
Entered like the lightning and white coloured clouds ,
And went very near that ancient city of Lanka making it shy.
8860, That faultless vellam of that monkey army carried ,
Burning firewood to all directions and to prove that,
That city also can be destroyed threw those ,
Burning firewood which looked like the fall of stars on the sky.
8861. With the security of the huge fort becoming confused,
Due to the red burning flame of fire going near it,
Lanka looked like the black sea when Rama ,
Attacked it with his long arrows making it burn.
8862.The Elephant like burning fire wood that were thrown,
By monkeys on Lanka where the evil Rakshasa lived,
Kept on going there like the red burning,
Arrows that were sent by the black Rama when he became angry.
8863. All the asuras of city of Lanka rose up greatly wailing,
Like when the ancient forest with dense stones ,
Caught fire and the birds which were living there ,
In dense formations rose up from their cages greatly wailing.
8864. Due to Rama who is the great archer who was liked,
By the beings of the three worlds and trinity of Gods,
Sending arrows which were like lamps ,
The tower of Lanka broke and fell on a hill.
8865.When things were happening like this in Lanka , the tall Hanuman,
Carried the huge medicine mountain in his hand.
Went with the speed of wind and placed it,
Beyond the Meru mountain and returned back.
8866.That Hanuman who was wearing the jingling heroic anklets,
Shouted loudly with great joy and that town which heard it,
Became similar to the crowd of serpents ,
Which heard the shout off Garuda with wings.
8867.That Indrajit who had great strength in making illusions,
Which cannot be changed and who had won even the God of death ,
And conducted march of victory came near that son of Wind God ,
Who had cruel eyes and who had reached the western gate.
8868Indrajit holding a lady who looked like Sita made by illusion ,
In one hand and holding a shining meat coated sword ,
In his another hand with great anger wanting to fulfill,
His intention started telling the following words.
8869.”You have been fighting the war because of this lady,
Now my father says he does not want her and,
So I am going to kill her “said he ferociously ,
And Hanuman who never dies was greatly scared.
8870.Then Hanuman realized that she was the same lady,
Whom he has earlier seen in Asoka forest ,
He became very dejected thinking , “Our life has been destroyed”,
And not knowing any method to free her from hands of Indrajit,
Became like one who is suspected to be dead by others and his mouth dried.
8871.Thinking that “There is nothing more to be done” and .
“What justice says is only right option ” Hanuman said ,
Io Indrajit ”Born in a faultless clan , you are great in good nature,
Is not killing a lady which is an act which would bring bad fame to you.”
8872.”You are born in the fourth generation to Lord Brahma ,
You have clearly understood all the great ideas in books,
Is not the act of killing a lady , after losing your wisdom,
The greatest among all the bad deeds one can commit.”
8873.”The earth is shaking , the heavens are shivering and you are ,
Seeing them all with your own eyes.You have left away the culture of mercy,
And my thoughts are also shivering , Is not the killing of Lady,
That which brings very bad name to you?”
8874.”If you give Sita to me and go away the entire world,
Would be under your control .You are not realizing ,
The greatness of your clan ,Please do not start this sinful act .
If you do it would lead to destruction of your fame .”
8875.”I would kill her with my sword so that my father as well as ,
Those who live in my city get a good life and also to scare the Devas,
So that they run away “ said Indrajit with great anger and also further told.
8876.”Hey monkey , do you think my work would be over by just killing her,
If it is possible for you go and reach Ayodhya because ,
That city is going to burn in fire today ,I would do that,
And immediately return back to this place .”
8877.”The brothers and mothers and other relations of Rama ,
Would not be alive now , even if Devas come and try to stop,
For they would all be dead by the fire spitting arrows of mine.”
8878.”I am going to enter this Pushpaka Vimana and,
Would now itself go there with great speed and if ,
My countless hot arrows are going to hit them,
Would it be possible for any of them to be alive?”
8879.Inspite of the wail of Sita, “Oh king who rules over me,
Take mercy on me, show mercy on me “ he did not show any mercy ,
And cut and made her fall with his sword and with his army,
Which was sounding like the roar of the ocean ,
He got in to the Pushpaka Vimana and flew.
8880.Indrajit riding the Pushpaka Vimana, which was ,
Shining like gold went from the south to northern direction,
And seeing that Hanuman lost all all his senses .,
And fell like a tall mountain which was defeated by him.
8881.Showing that he was going to Ayodhya , Indrajit ,
Changed his route in the middle and entered the temple of Nikumbila,
The pure Hanuman who did not realize the evil cheating ,
Fell down , his heart became weak , his body dried ,
And wanting to tell what he had in mind, he told like this.
8882.That Hanuman who lost his prowess told , “Oh swan like lady,
Oh Lady who is the ornament of all ladies, Oh my mother,
Is there no God anywhere to stop this evil,
And even after seeing you cut in to pieces,
My heart and body has not split open.”
8883.He woul think, “shall I get up and jump on that Indrajit?”
Thinking that he had been pushed in to great sorrow ,
He would leave out hot breath and his face would blot up.
After getting away from that state , he would become greatly weak ,
And breath flames of fire , his body would shiver , he would rub,
The earth by his own head and he started telling these type of words.
8884.”Our desire is over. Thinking that dawn would come to all the three worlds,
I was relaxing and now again the sorrow of darkness has covered every where .
That sinner Indrajit has cut Sita who is the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi,
Dharma has been destroyed., Alas.”
8885.”That lady who was greatly guarded by her own chastity , was killed,
In front of my eyes and I like a bird who had lost its wings ,
Simply kept quiet and am now drowned in the prison of sorrow ,
After releasing the consort of Lord Rama from the prison, What a pretty sight.”
8886.”Oh son of the evil one who touched , abducted and kept in prison,
She who has divine chastity and was doing penance , She who was innocent ,
She who was faultless and was born in a great clan, Sita, the incarnation of Lakshmi,
Your act was more merciful than mine when I witnessed you kill her .”
8887.”I had come here as an emissary of Rama whose fame was beyond,
The wisdom of learning to tell you the words he told so that you can be saved,
And now I have come here to win over these Rakshasas who have come as a crowd.
I had come free you earlier and now I have been the cause of your death ,
And have earned for myself an evil and bad fame.”
8888. “Without bring able to see any where that Sita who was like a Vanchi climber ,
When Rama the great archer was searching for like his lost soul , to make his mind clear,
I told him, “Sita with pretty speech was in Lanka.”, which made him happy ,
And now I have to tell him that ”I saw that Rakshasa Indrajit kill Sita ,
And she died”, The purpose of my birth has become like this.
8889.”After crossing the very difficult to cross ocean , after setting,
Fire to this city , after helping to build a bridge over the ocean ,
After crossing the Meru mountain and bringing the matchless ,
Mountain of medicine and after hearing others say about me,
“Among the monkeys there is no body like you and now ,
My slavishness has become useless , like a seed rubbed and mixed in the sea.”
8890.”I showed hesitation in killing the Rakshasa who killed you ,
And witnessed your being killed ,Without being prepared ,for,
My body break and my tiny soul go out of it and for being still alive,
So that I can eat the white rice from this pot, I simply kept quiet,
Am I really a weakling or one who is matchless?”
8891.Hanuman said “I will rise towards Ayodhya “ thinking that ,
There is indication that that the thief has gone there and then though,
“If I follow him Rama may not realize what happened here ,
And may not also know what is going to happen “
Saddened by this thought he regained his composure .
Saddened by this thought he regained his composure .
8892.”I would tell this to Rama and if he gives up his life ,
I would also die along with that Lord , if not then, after ,
Understanding his opinion , I would axt as he tells me .
I would not do any other thing” Thinking like this ,
After regaining his courage that Hanuman with huge,
Golden shoulders went in search of divine feet of Rama.
8893.Hanuman who neared the divine feet wearing heroic anklet of Rama,
With mind, body as well as eyes shivering due to great sorrow ,
The cry that was ebbing out of his mind came out as long breaths ,
And with tears coming out of his eyes like stream, he fell like a mountain at his feet.
8894.That Rama lifted Hanuman who had fallen at his feet by catching,
His two big hands , he refusing to get up said , “That Rakshasa Indrajit ,
Using his sharp sword had cut off Sita who was in great and deep sorrow”
And saying this , he rolled on the ground and wailed.
8895. Hearing that Rama did not shiver , did not let out long breath,
Did not close his eyes , Did not shed tears from those eyes ,
Did not talk anything , his heart did not break , due to great sorrow,
Did not produce sweat and even Devas could not ,
Understand the deep sorrow that was within him.
8896. As soon as Hanuman told this, with a confused mind ,With great depression ,
Just like trees lashed by heavy storm like wind , all the monkeys fell on ,
The divine feet of Rama who was wearing heroic anklets,
And who was having a charitable nature like divine Karpaga tree .
Similar to a crowd of mountains falling at his feet.
8897. That valorous Rama who was like picture had lost all sensations
Did not see at the faces of his friends , did not reply to questions of Lakshmana ,
Due to the weapon of sense of honour which even hurts mad people ,
Entering his heart fell like a dead person on the earth,
8898.Seeing the state of the lord, seeing the shape befalling on them,
The events that had succeeded reaching again the state of failure ,
With mouth , mind eyes as well as body becoming faded,
Lakshmana like a calf which has lost his mother cow fell on the floor.
8899.Vibheeshana who was wise and could understand the nature of people ,
Due to the great pressure of matchless sorrow was not able to understand anything ,
Got a suspicion that Thinking ‘Victory is difficult and destruction came because of her “,
Indrajit might have murdered Sita “
8900.Vibheeshana sprinkled cold water on the face of Rama , touched,
The divine body of the Lord and did similar acts to bring back,
His consciousness and then we caressed his pretty flower like feet ,
Hands as well as the body , Rama whose innate generosity,
Cannot be even seen by the Vedas , opened both his eyes.
8901.Lakshmana shedding stream like tears , with a dilapidated mind ,
Thinking about what happened to him was sorrowing inconsolably ,
But in spite of that thinking that Rama would not kill his enemies ,
And due to feelings of respectability give up his life ,
Wanting to console him told the following.
8902.”Only low people drown in the ocean of sorrow if his day of death arrives,
And for you drowning in sorrow would only bring only bad name ,
If our clan gets a great stain , without bothering about Dharma ,
Would you not destroy this world which was witnessing it ,
Instead of getting depressed like people of no strength.?”
8903.”If that evil one has killed a weak lady , who is doing penance ,
Who is like the goddess of Dharma of chastity and your wife by touching her,
Is your act of not destroying Dharma along with the entire clan of Rakshasas,
Is it because you want to live or due to your mercy?
Is it possible for us to maintain good relation with Dharma ?”
8904. “If those who destroy dharma are going to be great and those who follow Dharma,
Are going to be destroyed , then without bothering whether they are ,
Asuras, Devas , Brahmins ,teachers , sages and principles of Vedas ,
We should set fire to all the three worlds. ,
Without doing that what is the use of our sorrowing about it?”
8905.” After that Rakshasa killed Sita, still should we allow , the seven worlds,
To function with normalcy ? Should the Devas be allowed to continue to live?
Should we imagine that there is something called Dharma and keep on saluting it?,
Should we allow cloud to cause rain? Should we keep on watching all this,
Fall down dispirited and crying ? Our capacity to fight with bow seems to be great?”
8906.”Instead of within a second, after powdering and destroying this Lanka ,
After burning the way by which that Rakshasa proceeded, after destroying,
All the worlds of Devas, if we keep crying holding our hanging head by our hands ,
And continue always to be sad would not others think poorly of us ?”
8907.”Even though we lost our kingdom and reached the forest ,
Even after that evil one abducted the lady we lived ,
Without crossing the limits set by Dharma and if we continue to do so,
Even after this great sorrow has befallen us , seeing our simplicity,
Would not our enemies chain us in a strong tether and make us their slaves?”
8908.”If we give up our life now , the world will say about us that ,
“When that lady with a scented hair was brought before them,
And was killed by the sword of The Rakshasas, having no strength ,
To kill them , they died due to existence of great shame”,
And examining with balance such type of suffering is improper for us,
And so why should you sorrow like an ignorant person?”
8909.Sugreeva who was lying low , hearing such words of Lakshmana ,
Suddenly got up as if he has seen a dream and said, “what is the need for further analysis?,
Come let us jump on the chest of Ravana who is like an insect falling in the flame .”
8910.”Let us uproot the city of Lanka and annihilate the Rakshasas,
With evil eyes , along with their wives wearing golden ear globes ,
Their children who are drinking milk along with their complete clan,
And if the Devas get angry at us and prevent us ,
Then let us destroy the land of Devas and make it fall on this earth.”
8911.”If we take a bold decision that we would act destroying Dharma ,
Then sir, what is the need for this sorrowing ? Within a short time ,
Let us spin the three worlds like a kite and throw away the clan of Devas “
Saying like this, the valorous Sugreeva who had diamond like shoulders,
Made preparations to jump on the city of Lanka.
8912.Even before their king all the monkey warriors saying ,
“We will pick up the Rakshasas along with their homes and dash and kill them”,
And started moving and when they did like that Hanuman ,
Wanting to tell them all one thing , told them about how,
That evil Indrajit had a cruel idea of marching towards Ayodhya.
8913,AS soon as the word that Indrajit has gone towards Ayodhya ,
Where his brothers and mothers were observing penance ,
Entered the ears of Rama , just the pain of beating ,
Getting masked by pain of burning , he got rid of sorrow over slaying of Sita,
8914.Just like waking up from sleep on the deep sea of milk , Rama ,
Got away from the ocean of sorrow along with anger ,
Which was like unquenchable fire and with a shivering mind
Even before time taken for a black gram to roll ,
Speedily acted with great mental churning.
8915.”This evil does not seem to get over with the killing of Sita,
And it is seems to completely annihilate our entire clan ,
I do not know to whom else it is going to spread
.Is there any method to prevent it ? Are my brothers still alive ?”
8916That Indrajit who has gone there in Pushpaka Vimana ,
Which can travel faster than thought , is capable of completing his job,
Within a second and return back ,Due to my very bad fate ,
My home is destroyed there and here my wife has been killed ,
I do not know how many more such sorrows are going to follow me ?
And I am not able to see death coming for me.”
8917. The bad fate of mine only after causing death of my father ,,
The father like Jatayu and Sita who was alone is going to further spread,
And cause the death to my innocent mother who gave birth to me ,
My innocent brothers who love me , to my city and Kosala country,”
8918.”They who are not aware of happenings here , if attacked suddenly by Indrajit ,
Would be destroyed. Even if they fight with him with anger considering him as an enemy
That Indrajit would send cruel Naga Pasa at them and would kill them ,
And Garuda who is the enemy of serpents would not go there ,
And Hanuman to give them by bringing medicine mountain is also not there,
And so there is no one to help them stay alive.”
8919. “Oh Vibheeshana who has diamond like strong shoulders , please tell me,
If there is some method to reach Ayodhya through the Maaga sky route .
Let whatever is remaining get destroyed , let the war of Lanka also get stooped,
After the crow eats the eyes of Indrajit , I would come here and complete them.”
8920.Lakshmana said , “Sir , Not only that Indrajit who has gone there to tie,
Bharata by sending the Naga Pasa , but even if all the three worlds ,
Were to march and stand as enemies to him , they would all be destroyed by him,
So do not swim in this cruel ocean of sorrow.”
8921.”Bharata is not me to fall dying if that Indrajit full of evil,
Sends his Naga Pasa as soon as it touches him and you yourselves ,
Are going to see that Indrajit killed struck by arrows of Bharata ,
Along with his clan and fall on the ground” Said Lakshmana who was agitated.
8922At That time Hanuman who was standing there requested them ,
“oh Lord , either climb on my shoulders or my palms and making ,
The speed of wind much less I would reach the ancient city of Ayodhya,
And if there is a need I would take you to all the directions,
And if you wish I would myself kill that enemy.”
8923,”I advised Indrajit who came here to kill Sita and pointed out ,
All aspects of Dharma , I also told him soft words and when,
He did not bother about them and killed Lady Sita ,
Due to sorrow winning over me , I fell on the floor ,
And lost conscience and That Indrajit speedily went way,
Had I not been like that , would that evil one be still alive.”
8924.”I would travel in the same route that the Pushpaka Vimana has travelled ,
With more speed than thought and make that Vimana behind me ,
And we want stand there waiting it . Oh Lords wearing Thulasi garland ,
Why waste few more seconds, please climb on my shoulders ,
So that we would reach Ayodhya even before Pushpaka Vimana .”
8925.When Hanuman rose up requesting , “Please climb “, Vibheeshana saluted Rama,
And said, “I have to tell you some thing . Due to great sorrow affecting you ,
I stood completely sorrowing and greatly confused as it was difficult to get consoled,
But now I have come out of that sorrow ,I have doubt that act of Indrajit is an illusion.”
8926. “Had the very chaste Sita been touched and then killed by Indrajit,
Even while he was doing it , all the three world would have got burnt and turned in to ash,
And even if that incident has happened, the news that ,
He has gone towards Ayodhya is greatly surprising and truth will be known soon.”
8927.”Within a second I would go and reach the place Where Sita is there ,
And after clearly examining , understanding what really happened,
And will tell you and afterwards you can decide as to What is to be done”
Said Vibheeshana and Rama said, “It is proper” and Vibheeshana,
Went to Asoka Vana through the sky .
8928.Assuming the form of a bee , going with the speed of mind of Rama ,
He reached the place of Sita in Asoka Vana , he saw Sita, with his own eyes,
Who was like a picture about which one can doubt whether it was alive .
8929.She who had decided that her sorrow would go only with her life,
Had decided to die but had left her sorrow due to the words of Trijata ,
Who can talk in a perfect manner and console the mind .
And when the monkeys shouted like clouds at the end of deluge ,
She felt it was like nectar to her and kept her great soul.
8930.Understanding that the killing of Sita was a sight created by illusion ,
With a very happy mind , leaving out the worries in his mind ,
Came to know that Indrajit who acted as if going to Ayodhya ,
Had gone to Nikumbila and doing fire sacrifice there ,
By watching the Rakshasa army in great number going there.
8931.He also saw the Devas getting upset seeing the firewood , ghee ,
And other materials being transported feeling that it would ,
Make them lead an inferior life , decided that this was the trick,
Intended to be done by Indrajit and went ,
And saluted the lotus like feet of Rama by falling at his feet.
8932. He said “That goddess like lady was there and I saw her with my eyes,
How can Sita who has chastity Like Arundathi face destruction ?
Indrajit has created an illusion which saddened us ,
He has entered the temple of Nikumbila , so that he can,
Conduct a fire ritual there and then completely destroy us all.”
8933.As soon as Vibheeshana told , The crowd of monkeys shouted together,
Making the devas have a doubt that the seven seas surrounding,
The seven great islands were making sound together and ,
They also danced and jumped making even the mountains break