31.Vel Yetha Padalam
Chapter on hit by the spear.
(Lakshmana was killed by Ravana’s spear which was aimed at Vibheeshana because he wanted to save him, who has sought his protection. Hanuman goes again and brings the medicine for giving life to him and he gets up. Rama comes there and thanks Hanuman for giving life back to Lakshmana.)
9531.None of the great monkey commanders deserted the army and the warriors ,
Who had gone away thinking that there was no one to stop them if they go away,
If they wanted to live and for washing of their bad name , they were prepared,
To go to heaven and came back and like a sea coming back , the monkey army returned.
9532 Ravana got in to a chariot thousand wheels drawn by thousand horses with manes ,
Which was shining like the sun in its orbit and which could travel with very great speed,
Holding the bow that destroyed the Devas , With a quiver full of vicious arrows and with valour.
9533.Then With Ravana who resembled a seething male lion , hundred crores chariots,
Two hundred crores of horses which can run with very great speed ,
Ten crores of huge elephants whose water of rut was flowing like river,
And twenty six crores of lion like foot soldiers came accompanying him.
9534.The sound of huge drums played by all the Rakshasa warriors belonging,
To the three worlds as well as other worlds also , which seems to say ,
‘welcome, please come, and the sound of conches played by them ,
Which had a sound that startled and the Asani instruments producing ,
Great thunder like sounds , were heard in all the fourteen worlds.
9535. They then saw that Ravana who was a Rakshasa of Rakshasas, who used ,
To trouble Devas and cause them great sorrow , due to their very bad fate ,
Who was like the matchless fire which burns the hearts ,
Of Warriors who think about him , who was like an incomparable ocean,
Which had crossed his boundary and who had a colour like that of the sea.
9536.After seeing Ravana , having decided that it would be better ,
To fight with Ravana , after forming an army formation ,
Carrying Stones which were like thunder and which cause sorrow to the enemy,
After slapping their own shoulders they made huge noise ,
Which made many corners of the world lose their peace.
9537.The army of Ravana and that of the monkeys who were ,
Standing prepared to lose their life in war , started fighting with each other ,
By clasping each others hand and due to this fire erupted in between them,
And their blood flowed like the molten copper in to the ocean.
9538.Due to the cut head going up from the headless body,
And attaching itself to the top , they shined like sun in the sky,
And the blood from them got attached to cloud ,
And this resulted in a rain of blood and the entire world .
Looked as if it is a a huge field of war.
9539.Due to Lakshmana joining the sea of the battle the elephants , threw their ,
Face mask so that the male bees along with the pretty female bees got away,
And became greatly worn out and got drowned in the blood let out ,
Due to the wonderful arrows and due to excess of arrows ,
Their intestines came out and they started floating in the blood.
9540.Thinking about the incidents of love making with their husbands ,
The sound of wail of the ladies which was like a song together with the sound of anklets ,
Was sounding like shivering and those chaste ladies,
Who sacrifices their life, after seeing the smile with open eyes of the face of their husbands
Which would merge with the soul of their dead husbands.
9541. Ravana looking at the cruelty which causes the death of enemies in the battle field ,
Which was like the fourteen worlds getting dislodged at the end of final deluge,
Thought that his army which did not have humility would lose their pride and said.
9542.”On the one side where learned and strong Hanuman is fighting ,
Where only be the trees and mountains thrown by which he has ,
The strength to destroy swords , bows , axes , spears and similar ,
Sharp weapons and break the heads of my asuras,
And because of that my army got destroyed.”
9543, “Just like the weaving pipe and the thread following it properly,
Hanuman and that Lakshmana followed one another in fighting war ,
The ornaments worn elephants with angry eyes would be cut in to pieces,
The collection of different valorous warriors would lose their souls .
The lustrous chariots would also rotate and the blood ,
From their dead bodies , would flow and reach the ocean.”
9544.”Lakshmana who wanders in the battle field proves that ,
The God of death also has a bow and he whose job is killing only ,
Just like God of death reduces the number of Rakshasas ,
By killing them and in this state, the Hanuman is the strong lion ,
As well as thunder who can win over the Rakshasa army with his teeth ,
And nails but The Rakshasa army do not have the power to kill the monkey army.”
9545.”I can spend some time looking at the war being fought by Lakshmana and Hanuman,
But the God of death would take away the souls of Rakshasas and would and go away .
But In the close battle , within a second I can kill the monkeys,
Make their bodies in to a heap return “Said Ravana and boiled all over .
9546. Ravana went on sending harsh arrows which can go with speed of wind,
Which can destroy like thunder, which can go inside the worlds and split it ,
Which can drill in the sky , which can measure the directions,
Which are like the stable emissaries of the God of death
9547.Ravana looked like a lion in the battle field because when you are opposing the monkeys,
What is the use of being like a dog?.Ravana was like Goddess Kali in pitch darkness ,
To those angry monkeys who were fighting war like a cat flower located in another place.
9548.Lakshmana stopped the monkey army that was being defeated and said to them,
“Oh monkeys , do not get scared, do not fear”, and climbed the shoulders ,
Of Hanuman who was like a rotating chariot and went before,
And opposed Ravana who was having a burning cruel anger.
9549.As soon as Lakshmana went there , Ravana using his bow sent,
Hundred crores of burning arrows at him and Lakshmana ,
Using suitable arrows removed them and they vanished,
Like the cotton flakes that cannot withstand a heavy wind.
9550.When Lakshmana removed those arrows like that , Ravana sent ten arrows ,
Aimed at the chest and shoulders of Lakshmana so that his strength is reduced,
And when those arrows went in side his body , not bothering very much about it,
Lakshmana with an angry mind gave pain to Ravana with his own arrows.
9551.Lakshmana sent with great speed arrows which cannot be stopped ,
And Ravana who cut all those arrows and understanding that ,
It is difficult to win over Lakshmana in the war were one kills ,
Stopped war with arrows and thought deeply as to what he should do?
9552.”If I sent huge divine arrows, he can win all those arrows,
And has strength to tolerate them and he who examines ,
The God of death as well as power like Rama,
Can burn the entire world and would not get defeated.”
9553. “There is a weapon called Mohana which was made by the primeval God,
In the very beginning and it has a form which cannot be seen by the eye and ,
Has the power to destroy even lord Shiva as well as success . I would send ,
This weapon with individuality on him and make him,
Lie on the battle field where the crows come to eat the corpses.”
9554.Thinking like that Ravana thought about that Mohana arrow ,
In his mind and sent it against the great Lakshmana and Vibheeshana,
Who had love seeing that told him to send the arrow of Lord Vishnu,
Who had the divine wheel and Lakshmana sent that Narayanastra.
9555.As per the words of Vibheeshana he sent that Narayanasthra and ,
When Lakshmana removed the Very angry Mohana which came to benumb him ,
Ravana became very angry and thought that ,due to Vibheeshana ,
Who was standing near and advising him and due to Lakshmana accepting it,
Bad result came to me and became mentally upset.
9556.Then Ravana took his spear which was given to him by Maya ,
Along with his daughter , which was made by Lord Brahma in a sacrificial fire ,
Which was like the divine wheel and Vajrayudha and which has beaten,
The final deluge in giving victory and sent it to take the life,
Of Vibheeshana who can only be compared to victory.
9557 .If that is thrown , it would return only after killing the enemy ,
And if it hits a person, even if is Lord Brahma it would kill him,
And after taking this spear and saluting it he threw it,
On his younger brother who was not standing far away from him.
9558.When Ravana threw it , Vibheeshana who knew all about it ,
Said, “Oh Lord this will kill me and there is no method to prevent it ,
And then Lakshmana told him, “I would understand its power,
And then prevent it. Do not get scared” and stood at place of Vibheeshana.
9559.All the arrows sent b and all the weapons sent by Lakshmana ,
Similar to the curses of a lowly servant not being effective ,
Against the one who is great in penance , were not effective
And the devas got depressed thinking that “Vibheeshana ,
Is now no more and he would definitely die.”
9560.Thinking that, “If I receive that spear and lose my life ,
My fame as one who protected those who surrender would live long,
Dharma would follow me , good people would shout with joy ,
And what is the point in seeing the one who surrendered getting killed?
Before the bad name which would live for a long time comes ,
I would receive that spear in my matchless chest”, Lakshmana stood facing that spear.
9561.Vibheeshana tried to go in front of Lakshmana, Angadha ,
Would push both of them and try to go on front , Sugreeva the king of monkeys,
Would push him also and try to go in front and Hanuman will rush in with speed.
Can we tell name that great sorrow as the particular type of sorrow?
9562.With all the people who tried to go in to front , standing back .
Lakshmana went with more speed than the wind saying,
“All of you stop, I would prevent it, “ but saying this ,
With the devas wailing patting their eyes , that spear ,
Hit him on his chest and went inside and came out of his back.
9563.Vibheshana looking at Ravana who was trying to leave the battle field,
Stood up and asked “where are you going?” and with anger like a male lion.
Killed the charioteer and horses of the chariot of Ravana, beating by,
His long Dandayudha and with this the Devas got little consoled.
9564,That Ravana who was going far away on the sky got very angry ,
Sent ten arrows at Vibheeshana so that it enters in to his body,
And thousand arrows at Hanuman and thinking,
That the war has come to an end went back to his city of Lanka.
9565.Vibheeshana asked “To protect me who has surrendered to him,
Lakshmana who owns the entire world has faded away, With your ,
Deceitful brain where are you running away ? Now what is the need ,
For you to run away with your cheating brain . I would now itself ,kill you,
And I would also die.” Saying like this Vibheeshana showed his great anger .
9566,Ravana thought “The victory , now is mine and I would get nothing great ,
By killing this cow like Vibheeshana “ and without standing there ,
And leaving out all his great anger , he went in to the pretty L:anka with walls.
9567.Ravana went back to Lanka and Vibheeshana wailed greatly,
And fell on the feet of Lakshmana who was the personification of mercy,
Due to great love and shed tears and that Monkey army ,
As well as its leaders got drowned in great sorrow.
9568.Vibheeshnaa wailed ,With Lakshmana who was wearing over his shoulders ,
A garland made of pretty flower buds dying , what is the need for me to be alive?
I would die this instant and Rama who gave me his protection ,
Also would not continue to live now.”Jambavan said , “stop, stop”,
And told him one word.
9569.”When Hanuman is standing by our side , is it wise to sorrow,
For the loss of one life? As soon as he thinks , he would ,
Assume the mega form which occupies the entire world,
And due to our good fate , would get us that medicine
And as soon as it it is given Lakshmana would get up,
And so do not sorrow even minutely “ and Vibheeshana and others lost their sorrow.
9570.That darling son of wind God , thought he has been hit by several arrows,
As soon as it was told “ Would you not go and bring the medicine ?
Can Rama tolerate to see his younger brother like this?”by Jambavan,
Thinking about that idea , Hanuman went away crossing all the worlds.
9571.Hanuman rose up and speedily travelled towards north by jumping
So that he can cross all the worlds and he who had gone earlier ,
And brought the medicine along with the mountain ,
After recognizing the specifications without any problem to bring it.
9572. Even before that medicine reached its smell gave rise to good fate ,
And when all those who had met their death got their life , is it a big thing,
To remove the sorrow of one who has been hit by the spear as it is a small job,
With the deva world shout with joy , within a second Lakshmana got back his life.
9573.Lakshmana stood up and hugged Hanuman with both his hands and said,
“Oh my father like one , does that Vibheeshana keep himself alive?”
Hearing which when Vibheeshana with sobbing saluted him , he told him,
“Our depression and sorrow has come to an end, Ravana would die now ,
And my sister in law would get her freedom “ and became very happy.
9574. They all thought about the great act of Hanuman who had
Thought that as an act which is called Dharma by wise people ,
Should be immediately performed and that there was nothing ,
That needed to be done to Rama and also if one were to examine,
Life here and that after death , only dharma will win and ,
Sin will be defeated and then went to meet Rama.
9575.Along with devas they jumped and crossed not one but many,
Mountains of corpses and the sound making ocean of blood,
And saluted the divine feet of Rama and seeing those victorious ,
Leaders saluting him Rama asked them “What happened?”
9576. Hearing that Jambavan after thinking told all incidents ,
Without leaving any thing so that he clearly understands them,
And Rama went and hugged the valorous Hanuman and said,
“Oh great one , I have got you, and what is the need of getting ,
Anything else that is great and be one who has life ,
Which would not face problems at any time.”
9577.That Lakshmana whose eyes looked like clouds showered stream like tears,
Who cried and sobbed , who had a mind full of joy , who had a form like the faded body ,
From which the soul went away and was standing outside and was joyous as if,
Had gone to the heavens from where the dead do not return and had seen there,
King Dasaratha ., who had gone there after giving farewell , saluted the divine feet of Rama.
9578.Rama seeing his younger brother said , “oh sir who wears the garland ,
Made of thulasi leaves, if you as per the traditions of our clan had dared to
Help one who surrendered to us and had done the great act of protecting his soul ,
It is not an act beyond your stature but is is it not a job suitable to you?
9579.”Oh sir, even that divine king Sibi the follower of Dharma , who for the sake of
The dove that surrendered to him , cut his sweet body and gave his flesh,
Would not be equal to you. And what is the use of other acts for comparison?
Very generous people if they notice sorrow coming to their near and dear ones ,
Would rush like the mother cow rushing towards its calf.”
9580. Like the blue coloured Sun , Rama removed the armour and other heavy loads,
From the body of Lakshmana ., and after giving the bow and arrows ,
In the hands of the victorious Hanuman , he made Lakshmana ,
Take rest on a hill which is surrounded by clouds.
32,Vanarar kalam kaan Padalam
Chapter on Monkeys seeing the battle foield.
(The monkeys are greatly surprised to know that Rama all alone killed all the great Asura army. Vibheeshana takes them round the battle field )
9581.After that , when Sugreeva and the measureless monkey army came,
And joined , praised and saluted him , seeing the great number ,
Of Rakshasas who had been killed they were surprised and shivered,
And became shy that with a mind which was resting they did not realize anything .
9582.”Oh Lord Rama , the crowd of the army that came to war with you,
Was larger than all the three worlds and how did you win over such an army?”
When Sugreeva the son of sun god with pillar like shoulders asked Rama like this ,
Rama said, “Along with the king of Rakshasas you go and see it for yourself.”
9583. Then all the monkey chiefs saluted Rama and egged by their desire ,
Went to the younger brother of Ravana and asked him, “Please get up”,
And speedily went and saw with their eyes that battle ground ,
Frequented by eagles , hawks , ghosts and crowds of crows, and were taken aback.
9584. They cried , they shivered, took long breaths and due to sorrow of the mind ,
Became bloated up. They got scared , with an upset mind , they sobbed ,
Slowly they got back their activity , became joyful and became very sensitive ,
Who can understand and describe the state of their true feelings .
9585. Like the sinners who wanted to see the seven oceans with great tides ,
Apart from seeing all the areas that they wanted to see joyfully,
And said , “even if thousand years are past , we will not be able ,
To see the other shore and so peacefully tell us about it”
And Vibheeshana started explaining to them in a proper way.”
9586.”Oh our people , Please see the mountains of elephants ,
Which though they were killed by Rama by using his crowds of arrows,
Are spread like tent erected by crows in this reddish battle ground ,
With their bodies sticking to each other , with their legs caught,
In the mud made slushy with blood , like collection of clouds ,
With no place for all of them to fall down on the ground.”
9587”.Those red eyed and cruel Rakshasas who had earlier been victorious,
Due to speedy arrows coming one after and another and killing them,
Are now like lions sleeping on the elephant mountain. Please see it.
9588. “Getting the chance of dying by the arrows of Rama,
Who has pretty eyes full of grace , some of the Rakshasas ,
Have died with great joy and this can be seen from their lustrous faces
And they are like lotus forests growing in the small ponds ,
By the side of sand dunes . Oh my persons, please see them.”
9589. “That elephant with three types of rut which is floating on the earth,
Are not able to get up in spite of being alive and became separated in the flowing blood.
And please see them to be similar to the king of fishes, which go in ,
And come out in the spreading ocean, which has several flowing tides.”
9590 ,”Oh our people , please see the chariots standing on the flowing blood,
Due to horses dying after being hit by sharp tipped arrows , which fell on them like thunder,
And standing with white flags flying in the sky looking like ,
Huge ships in the ocean filled with water. Please see them.”
9591.Oh our people , those ghosts which were moving their hands in consonance,
With standing headless bodies whose bodies are like clouds, after moving ,
In accordance to the beats are like the dance teachers ,
Who teach others by showing the steps by moving their feet.”
9592.”Oh our people , in between the huge teeth of the sharp mouth of an axe ,
With a crowd of victorious warriors hugging them like a machine similar,
To the beginning of the nerves being pushed by the devils with deceit , please see them.”
9593.”On the lustrous forehead which shines due to the golden mask ,
The elephants with red dots due to arrows hitting them being cut ,
And the front and back of the elephants got changed and joined and due to this,
It can be told that a new animal with head in back and front has been created,
Please see many of them.”
9594.” In that very fearsome huge war , there were several open mouths .
Due to the huge laughter due to great anger which were like ,
Spreading ocean with old water and these matchless open mouths,
Were like the fire place of Yajna where harsh fire was burning ,
You can see many such mouths here.”
9595”.Please see the white cowries at the bottom of the ears of ,
The strong elephants which are victorious in war which had ,
Shining forehead shield and which keep on moving ,
For they which are placed on the face of the warriors ,
And are like lotus flowers on water bodies placed on ,
The face of lightly sleeping swans.”
9596. “ Oh our people , please see the white tusks of those the tall elephants
Which reached the not well guarded, battle field wading,
In the sea of blood which are not filled by the warriors,
Which are like the silvery moon hidden by the crowd of clouds .”
9597.”The fire of anger from the dying warriors went and burnt ,
Flags , bows , spears . the stacked chariots and later ,
Reached the royal seat tied by tapes on the back of the elephant ,
With drum like feet and the ghosts with dancing ate their cooked flesh ,. Please see that.”
9598.” Oh our people , Du to the blood flowing from the battle field ,
Getting mixed with water in the sea , which was dug by the Sagara princes ,
The elephants which saw the crocodiles standing along with them,
Became scared , thinking that they are mountain like elephants ,
And some crocodiles with great shyness went back,
To the ocean where they live , please see that.”
9599. Due the mountain like bodies of those who died on the sky ,
Being hit by arrows of Rama falling on those who live on the earth,
And killing them and you would see them unable to remove ,
Those corpses , hiding somewhere but are sobbing . Please see them.”
9600.Due to the blood that flowed from horses and elephants that were pulling ,
Huge chariots as well as from the bodies of Rakshasas who came to the battle ,
The sun has reached the mid sky is red like rising sun ,Please see that.
9601.” When the black coloured Rakshasas are being cut , the blood from them,
Flowing in the sky, which makes people wonder whether it is a river,
Makes the white moon standing there separately as red ,
And please see that it looks like a different type of orbit of sun.”
9602.”Please see that this blood wets sky, wets earth and wets the ocean with crocodiles,
And the birds which rise in the sky bearing on this body this new rain sprinkled on it,
The star like flowers , the scented new buds and the bees with black wings assume ,
A different colour making the forests and nice scented gardens ,
Put out red new growth which shines.”
9603.With tides carrying the broken tusks of elephants which fought with the mountains,
And the lustrous pears and gems which were formed in side those tusks,
And heaping them on both sides , with birds with wings rolling ,
Strong and thick trees and shout with joy , please see this huge river of blood,
Which carries within itself white umbrellas , cowries making it look like foams ,
Knocking against the huge banks built by corpses , speedily going towards the ocean.
9604.The banks made of mountain like bodies of elephants with tusks,
The dense steps made of the shoulders of Rakshasa bodies ,
THe forest of dead horses forming the waves , the altered,
Tusks of elephants being crocodiles, the faces shining like,
The forests of lotus flowers , the falling intestines as algae,
And the fat acting as slushy mud, with the blood flowing,
From the bodies of Asuras forming the pond are beyond count. Please see them.
9605.Due to having fat like slushy mud being ploughed by plough like sword,
Having blood filled like water bodies, having large area pressed using the elephants,
Having warriors from clans spreading everywhere, having huge beds with heads ,
Decorated by sweet smelling lotus flowers having huge fields of warriors,
Is this huge cultivable tract which is kl like a well perfumed field, Please see it.
9606.With the bodies of very strong Asuras which were like mountains ,
Without any empty spaces falling down , due to the complete and lengthy twang from the bow,
Which was pulled up to his ears by Rama making several thunders weak and fall down ,
Please see the very speedy flow of huge river streams pulling with them ,
The elephants going to the serpent world by the path made by arrows of Rama.”
9607”.Except telling that arrows of Rama after cutting the tusks, legs , huge necks ,
Long shoulders and chest , without getting slowed down tore the huge lands in ,
The directions and got down in to Patala , we cannot say that his arrows ,
Pierced and stayed on the sea of the bodies of elephants with rut , victorious horses
And foot soldiers for we are not able to see those arrows any where , please see.”
9608.”The elephants which have flow of rut with the scent of lotus flower,
Which are as cruel as God of death , which are lying dead along with their tamers ,
Which have the action of black pig which bent forward , came ,
Along with the nectar in the ocean of milk and were in ten crore in numbers.”
9609.”Even if the falling rain and oceans with moving tides ,
Were to completely dry up , those elephants which pour out ,
Black liquid of rut like rivers came from Lord Brahma’s fire sacrifice in twelve crore numbers.”
9610.”Fourteen crores of elephants were born in the clan of Iravatha ,,
Which belonged to Indra the lord of clouds and which had great battle valour in the east,
And now their soul has departed , their blood has dried ,
And though their trance due to rut has gone their pride has not departed.”
9611”.These elephants which came from the Sarva Bhowma clan , which are,
Like a northern mountain in rut , which have a face producing rut ,
Which when ordered by Brahma to carry the earth , did not carry the long directions ,
And they like Devas do not blink and are in a huge number called Padmam.”
9612. “These which have been given by Indra as tribute to Ravana ,
Are in thousand crore numbers, The tribute given by the lord of Dhanavas,
Belong to another clan and their number is beyond estimation.”
9613.”The horses that are to be seen here rose with great tumult,
From the ocean of milk , when it was churned and they are ,
Thousand -thousand in number . but the battle ground horses,
Have a contrary look and are those who won Lord Varuna in the western sea.”
9614. “Those horses which are difficult to get , it seems ran defeated,
In the war of Khubera with Ravana and they are thousand - thousand,
In number and the horses conquered from the great Vidhyadhara king ,
Who was an enemy who was greatly angry are of a number Padma.”
9615.Then the monkey leaders said, “even if we keep on seeing ,
And you keep on describing these scenes of the battle ground ,
It is not possible to complete it and it is not possible to completely see ,
The Himalaya mountains and so we will see it afterwards ,
And let us go and see the place where Rama is.”
9616.They went and saluted that great Rama , stood their breathing long ,
Thinking the nature of the great war that was fought by Rama ,
And now we will start telling about other things that happened meanwhile.
33.Ravanan Kalam Kaan Padalam
Chapter on Ravana seeing the battle field.
(Ravana is arranging a big feast to celebrate his killing of Lakshmana and impending victory over Rama. His emissaries come and tell him all that happened. When he refuses to believe it , Malyavan says that it was true. Ravana starts for the final battle with Rama.)
9617-9618.Ravana in the golden palace of his , with a wish to arrange for a great feast ,
For those who fought for him and suffered and those ,
Who came to the battle because of their love for those warriors ,
By arranging suitable eatables and ordered the devas to come there ,
Along with all their people and told them “please cook ,
The great food of the place of Devas .If you do not do it properly , you will die.”
9619. Immediately faultless toddy , meat and other food items as well as,
Cloths , sandal paste , flowers for decorating self , the scented water,
Mixed with musk and similar materials , the bed for their lying down,
Came and filled up inside and outside of that great palace.
9620.And the Deva ladies arrived for massaging with ghee ,
Giving bath with scented water so that all dirt would go away ,
For giving nectar like rice along with water for drinking ,
And also for spreading all those beds.
9621.Then came a crowd of ladies who would sing , who would dance well,
With acting , who would embrace lying on the beds to give joy,
And make them feel like one who got everything from first to last with searching.
9622,The Rakshasas with mountain like body right from the kings ,
To the slaves had come there with a desire to enjoy pleasures like Indra,
And reeked in limitless joy and pleasure.
9623.At that time the emissaries came and saluted the king of Rakshasas ,
Who was enjoying the pleasures like this and told him in his ears,
About how the great Moola bala army had completely perished in the battle field.
9624,With voice tottering as if someone was drawing out the words,
From their mouth , with the entire body shivering , with toungue dried,
With destroyed mind , with eyes made small and with anxiety they told.
9625”Oh king who got victory given by Devas , when the thousand vellam,
Army which went as per your order was standing on one side ,
Rama with a bow in his divine hand in a period of six Nazhigais ,
Destroyed the entire army .Who are partaking in feast here?” they asked.
9626,” If you had wanted out of joy to give the Rakshasas,
The pleasure that you have created by ordering the Devas,
To do their duty , it would be more proper to have given this ,
As the Bali for the departed as in the entire world ,
Surrounded by ocean, there is no one who belongs to your clan
And all those who are in this city are only dead persons.”
9627.That Ravana who was greatly happy in the thought that,
He had killed Lakshmana , as soon as he heard these words,
With great anger mixed with shivering and loss ,
With his red eyes that had lost their honour spitting fire,
With heavy breathing , with a greatly confused mind ,
Stood there like a pretty statue.
9628.”The warriors of the Moola Bala army are stronger than me ,
And are people who cannot be destroyed at any time and anywhere.
They are people who cannot be even killed in thought ,
Their number ig greater than number of sand dusts y the ocean,
And when you say that they all died with no one to see ,
What you are saying must be a lie” said Ravana .
9629.Hearing what he told to his suspecting words ,Malyavan,
Who was near by told, “is it proper for you to ask like this?
Would the emissaries we have deputed tell a lie to us?
Would not the entire world be destroyed in a second?
At the final deluge would not Rudra just by thought destroy the world?”
9630. “ Creating and destroying all the worlds which cannot be measured ,
Is done by one person by his greatness , say the Vedas which only tell the truth,
Have we not heard this ? That Vishnu with great power who was sleeping ,
On Adhisesha is now born as Rama , said Vibheeshana .Would it become a lie.”
9631.”If to those beings of the world who eat If suitable food is offered,
If food that is not suitable to soul is offered to them, we see fire ,
That completely eats them and we also see the very powerful wind,
Which can destroy mountain , trees , grass and so many other beings.
Is there any limit to the strength?”
9632.”Oh sir , It is true that Moola Bala army has been destroyed and it is also true,
That the wealth of Indra has already left you and nothing more remains to be done ,
All your relations have died only because of you and so perform good things “
Said Malyavan and hearing that Ravana became greatly angry.
9633.’By throwing the spear at Lakshmana , I have given him to the God of death,
And all the monkey commanders are completely drowned in the sorrow ,
Caused by his death,.If Rama sees the death of Lakshmana , he would get dread,
And without any desire to live Rama would die ,.Let the sorrow that ,
Happened to me be true but victory is mine ,” said Ravana,=.
9634. The emissaries who were standing there seeing all this said,
“Oh lord as soon as the medicine brought by Hanuman touched,
The body of Lakshmana without any delay he got back his life,
And that Lakshmana with red eyes is surrounded by all,
And they are hugging him ,You can go and see that.”
9635.Ravana was not convinced that what the emissaries ,
Said were true and so to get rid of his great confusion ,
Climbed up a tower made of gold and with his eyes he clearly saw,
That truth of the destruction of the huge vellam of that army ,
Causing great sorrow to his proud mind.
9636.The Rakshasa maidens sorrowing on seeing the heads of husbands cut by the enemy,
Due to their sword like long eyes similar Kuvalai and neithal flowers becoming red due to crying ,
Hitting their heads with their hands and the sound of their crying was louder than,
The sound of raising of all the oceans and this was heard by Ravana.
9637.Many ghosts were carrying the big corpses of Elephants which had lost,
Their power of thinking and dug the ground till they found new spring of water
Uprooted long mountains and took dip in the speedily flowing river of blood,
Thinking that it is the flow of tears ,
And without changing their form merged in the black sea and Ravana saw this.
9638.That Ravana with eyes from which tears that form bubbles ,
And blood that gives out anger like fire, as per the Dharma of Tamil,
Saw those dead ones killed by the matchless arrows drowning ,
In the place where the river of blood joins the sea,
And it was like the water which was kept in the mouth was being spit out,
And Ravana saw the sea water mixed with blood lashing on the battle field.
9639. He saw the crowd of Rakshasis seeing the ghosts eating away the desirable parts ,
Of the wounds of the body of their husbands with strong shoulders ,
Who have reached the heavens , chasing those ghosts , catching them in the sky ,
And picking away the big eyes of those ghosts by their big nails
9640.He saw the large increase of the monkeys who were shouting loudly ,
Which was capable of breaking the sky and he saw the dancing headless bodies,
Which was breaking the earth and making it sink and he also saw the joy of Devas,
Who were opening their eyes wide, and were staring at the battle field.,
And that Ravana who had sorrowing mind which was giving pain ,
Like the breaking of wounds of the body, then got down from that tower.
9641.That one who had a mouth indicating very great anger ,
With toungue licking the bottom of the mouth , with fire sparks ,
Coming out of his eyes , with a heart which indicated great pride ,
With anger greatly increasing and talking greatly angry words ,
Reached the palace from which he ruled.
34.Ravanan ther yeru padalam
Chapter on Ravana climbing in to the chariot
(Along with the rest of the army Ravana gets in to his great chariot after worshipping it. He says that the result would make Sita or Mandodhari sad,)
9642.As per rule he looked at Mahodara who had mountain like body,
And who had black eye brows similar to smoke said ,
“Which army is still alive? Wake up all the armies which are inside Lanka ,
And announce this on an elephant back with playing of drums.”
9643.With the playing of the drum an army of fourteen hundred crores,
Victorious Rakshasa got assembled and the city of Lanka became poor ,
Like a completely dried up ocean and chariots with flags , elephants ,
With holed hands which waves , horse and all other types of army assembled.
9644.After performing worship suitable to life in this and other world,
Of Lord Shiva who has all types of wealth and had three eyes,
After performing charity as per the Vedas without limit ,
After giving away all the things people wished without fault ,
Ravana became suitable for the untiring war.
9645.He then wore the golden armour produced by Lord Brahma in an Yagna ,
And which was given to him by Indra and appeared like ,
One thousand suns with different forms appearing on the ,
Black mountain with several water bearing streams.
9646.After tying the hand sword on his right side , after tying the golden ,
Waist belt similar to the serpent Vasuki tying the Mandhara mountain,
And the planets going round him assembled there,
After wearing the Kati Suthra made of gems which does not ,
Go away thinking It would happen and which was round like Kimpuri.
9647.Taking the Kousika which was spread like the Vedas and spread wings of ,
The Great Garuda who was near by and tying it in the tightly in between ,
The white silk apparel on the waist and after tying the snake ,
With white teeth which was like the crescent of the moon,
9648.After tying the sword , the dress and the gems which were like ,
All the thunders which are in the crowd of clouds were collected and he was tying them ,
After tying anklets which were like the golden flower and the light of lightning ,
And which was making sound like the roar of huge lions sleeping in the cave,
9649. After wearing the golden anklets which makes sound making ,
The trembling of serpents as as a result of a thunder being felt,
In the heavens , earth and all other worlds , After increasing his ,
Prettiness by its light reflect on the dress which was slanting ,
9650.After wearing on those twenty hands the long and pretty Shoulder tie ,
Which was like the stain lying in the neck of Adhi Sesha with huge head
After wearing covers over the fingers and wearing the bangles,
Which was like snake with a long toungue.
9651.With shining battle rings over his very strong shoulders which were like ,
The serpent Vasuki tying the Mandhara mountain which churned the sea ,
Wearing ear globes which were shin ing like the fallen golden rays ,
When the body of the Sun god was sharpened
9652. Like the rays of the sun that appear from the top of the sun rise mountain,
With shoulders densely applied with kumkum , with ear globes which are enemy to darkness,
Which were near his shoulders , like Sun God , unlike moon and stars with stain with pearls shining.
9653.Making people think that all the Suns had been made to come near the sea,
He came with a pearl royal umbrella which was sending its luster in all directions,
And this was also as if the moon had taken different shapes on becoming full.
9654.In the cave like open , mouth on the processed fertile hill , the crowd ,
Of bent teeth in the end part of the mouth appeared as if ,
In the clouded blue sky , the plants have started growing in pot of germination.
9655.They were shining in a matching manner and were giving out the luster of pearls,
His forehead shining with the heroic label was looking like the special ornamented mask,
Of the elephants with flow of lot of rut and due to this his ten foreheads were greatly pretty.
9656. Without saluting the loving damsels who remove their feet with pretty anklets,
Which make jingling sound and those who think they are the leaders ,
Were his gem studded crowns , which would light up the world,
And were making the Sun God run so that there is no darkness in the world.
9657.He wore the victory garland that he wore before the Devas,
After conquering the land of devas, land of Brahma as well as the earth,
And also a garland of thumbai flowers along with the bees by its side,
Making the eyes of the young peacock like ladies following him.
9658.What is the need to compare sea , time , the number of sand particles ,
The fishes that live in the sea and knowledge as similar .
Though the stable beings which are faultless are destroyed .
He tied his quiver which is the fame that never dies , on his back.
9659 ,.Even if all the people of earth, heaven and serpent world ,
Get in to the chariot of Ravana together, it would consider ,
It like a load of a single flower and even if there are no horses,
It would go as per the thought of Ravana and ,
As soon as he told, “come chariot” that chariot came.
9660.Thousand horses which came along with the nectar ,
And which had come in the clan of the Sun god and
Which were born to the Vadamukagni spread all over the water ,
By the cruel wind god were tied to that chariot.
9661. That chariot can travel on the sky like it travels on the earth, it could ,
Travel on the wide water, it could go inside the fire ,
It could go in a matchless manner inside the battle ,
It could go on the golden sky as well as land of Brahma,
And within a second it could reach any world.
9662.The instrument called Gandai which makes sound like ,
The bells tied on the neck of elephants of the eight directions .
Thousand crores of this instrument were played. The universe ,
Which was looking like the suns are stacked over the Meru mountain,
The huge collection of gems completely decorated it.
9663. The cruel weapons given by Sages , Devas and others
Who are the greatest in this world or forcibly taken ,
In numbers of sand particles were carried by that chariot.
9664. Its great strength cannot be destroyed even if wheel of Lord Vishnu ,
The axe weapon of Lord Shiva and the sacred water pot of Lord Brahma are destroyed,
It is bigger than the truth which cannot be understood even by Devas
It is the store house of victory .
9665.After worshipping such a great chariot as per religious rules ,
And after giving measureless gifts to innumerable Brahmins ,
And giving away great wealth in unimaginable charities,
He completed all the duties that he had to do,
9666,Ravana saluted that chariot and got in to it and Indra and other Devas ,
With a loss od f conscience became greatly perplexed and ,
Since there was nothing else to be done , even the sages ,
Who have controlled all their five senses ,
Became scared as the entire world was sad.
9667. Ravana said , “Either the Sita with sweet smelling hair would ,
Hurt her belly with her flower like hands and drown in deep sorrow,
Or the daughter of Maya would attain that.
If I go to the battle field I would make one of them happen.”
9668.Ravana grew up like the one who measured the world ,
Making the devas as well as the people of earth surrounded by the sea,
With very many people the heads over their neck were with crown,
Several shoulders could not be measured and hiding with very many weapons.
9669.Ravana slapped his own shoulders and made very great sound .
Making the sky split in to two , making mountains break like fresh wounds ,
Becoming further deep, Making the sun rotate in its own position like a fresh pot,
And making the moon shed its nectar and becoming greatly sad.
9670.Ravana due to the great joy that a very great one has come very near,
Making a huge mountain break and become dust , twanged the string of his bow ,
And the ladies of the clan of Devas and Dhanavas who wore ,
Pretty bent ear globes became greatly scared and felt for their Mangalya Sutra.
9671. Ravana assumed a matchless form making , the sun and moon ,
Who rotate in the sky made the water in the sea rotate and whirl,
All the beings which shout with joy started shivering and started losing their balance ,
And the thousand headed Anantha , unable to carry the world ,opened its hoods,
Decorated by the lustrous continuously shining gems and stood up.
9672.He got interested in the war which would destroy along with Devas,
And Asuras all the beings of the three worlds and make all life get destroyed ,
And vomiting blood and became one with eyes blow fire ,
Which was twice harsher than the northern fire .
9673, Seeing the confusion that came in this world and seeing the sorrow of devas,
The rotation of the mountains , sky and the earth and the tiresomeness ,
Shown by the scared oceans with great tides was seen by ,
The head of the monkey army and those who had inestimable strength.
9674.Rama got up to know why there was a tottering as if the world has been torn,
, A peculiar type of loud noise being heard from near by making an upset ,
Happening when many things are improving and things are looking up.
9675.With oceans becoming similar to stony mountains , clouds ,
As well as the strong Meru mountain travelling the sky , he understood that,
The very powerful Rakshasa army and that Ravana travelling in the chariot,
Were coming and making huge sound like a big ocean.
9676.Vibheeshana who came told , “Oh heroic king , Ravana is coming here,
With his very huge army and the advanced army of theirs has reached here.
Making our army shiver with fear and the Devas became scared fell down and dispersed.,”
35.Raman ther yerum Padalam
Chapter on Rama climbing in to chariot.
(Rama gets ready for the battle. As per instruction of Lord Shiva, Indra sends his chariot to his use. After verifying it is genuine, Rama gets in to it.)
9677.The monkeys with hands held in salutation , with stuttering voice due to fear ,
With a shivering body , fell on the ground and got up and started shouting ,
And Rama who heard that , similar to his telling the devas “do not get scared,
When the Devas started crying bitterly and when he was sleeping on the ocean of milkm,
Told them ”Do not get scared “ and to remove their fear , he got up.
9678.That Rama who was like a male elephant in rut , took his sword ,
Which was like the matchless poisonous rope of the God of death,
And tied it on his right side and said ,”Today is the end of sorrow,
Of Sita who is like a young creeper and the devas who live in the long heaven.”
9679 For tying up Rama who had all the worlds within himself and .
There is nothing else in the world which is different from him ,
Shall we say , there is only truth and the armour of Rama which ,
Can be tied his body as it is known that he is the God himself.
9680.Then on his pretty hands which can be told as the burning stow ,
Of the God of death, he wore gloves as well as metallic finger gloves,
So that the entire hand is hidden and took his quiver ,
Which looked as if it can contain everything in the world ,
But had innumerable arrows and tied it tightly on his back.
9681.”Oh Devas , this battle which has started now would get over by today,
And victory now belongs to the very masculine Rama only ,This is the truth,
And now you have got rid of your fear .Please send the divine golden chariot ,
Which is drawn by strong horses for the use of Lord Rama with great speed. ”said Lord Shiva .
9682The devas after listening to Lord Shiva said that it is a proper thing to be done,
And said it to Indra ad Indra who obeys the commands of Lord Shiva,
Who accepted it and said, “I would make my great chariot , which is the best in the three worlds,
Which can go round the three worlds in a second, As a suitable temple for Rama.
Go and bring my matchless chariot “Said he to his charioteer Mathali.
9683.Mathali then brought his golden chariot which appeared to work ,
As if it is the entire earth surrounded by ocean and stood as if,
The cool system of the moon and other things above it , are just its strong foot ,
And it spread due to its height all over the sky.
9684. It had the strength of the seven heritage mountains and it had a machine,
Called Kodinju which maintains its stability . the great strength of the wavering earth,
And the axils fitted to its wheels and on it the very angry eight serpents,
Were tied making in to a dense formation and that chariot touched the sky.
9685.On the chariot floor was written the past and next year apart from day ,
Season and month and being decorated by the garland made of gem like stars,
It came like a mountain and took its place in the battle field .
9686.It has been made with all the directions made as its pretty walls,
It has been made faultlessly and it made all the clouds ,
Into its flags and made them waft in the air and it had ,
The strength of the undying five elements and stood pretty.
9687. After taking the trees and medicines of the world ,
It was made in to a flag and this chariot was bearing that flag,
And the huge sound when the ocean was rising up with huge tides
Which comes strongly was the sound made by that chariot.
9688. That Chariot having a part called Bud , which was like the bud ,
Of Lotus of ancient times from where Lord Brahma was born,
And it was equal in breadth to the serpent bed of Lord Vishnu ,
Who keeps all the beings in his belly and lets them out at time of creation,
9689-9690. That golden chariot was drawn by four Vedas , the completed Yagnas ,
The separate seven oceans, the seven heritage mountains , the seven worlds,
The seven elements , three types of fire , the offerings made to Devas ,
The great penances done without lie , the five sense organs , the five fires ,
The four directions , three walls which work together and the long day time ,
Turning themselves in to horses which were well yoked to it.
9691.The Devas saluted that chariot which came like that and looked at Mathali ,
And told, “oh great one , you have come because our father Indra has sent you ,
You are one who has the power to help us and so help us to get victory”
And they showered on him the cool flowers and ,
He driving the chariot with great speed departed .
9692. That great chariot with a speed of fate which is the enemy of the soul,
Went through the sky and then assuming the well known speed of mind,
And being saluted by the earth as well as the world of devas ,
Reached that pure one and stood very high , making even thoughts lose.
9693.Rama thought “This is not the chariot of Sun God with one wheel,
This is not the one with that great light that appears at the final deluge ,
This is not the stable Meru mountain but this is very tall .Is it ,
The Chariot of the matchless gods called Trinty?”
9694.”How did this chariot reach me and why?, “ thinking like that the son ,
Of the king of kings looked ar Mathali and who asked “Who brought ,
This chariot which is glittering like Gold here and under whose orders?”
And he also replied to the question asked by Rama.
9695. “My father This chariot was made on the first day of creation ,
By the one who burnt the three cities and the four faced one ,
And by its luster it is comparable to one thousand suns ,
And it does not get destroyed at deluge and belongs to Indra.’
9696.”Oh lotus like Rama, this can stack several universes inside it,
And do work and when needed it can be shortened or lengthened ,
And if a comparison is needed , it can be compared to the belly of Lord Vishnu,
Who swallowed all the universes and it will travel as speedily as your arrow.”
9697. “If it sees eye , mind and speedy wind , it would go faster than them,
And would go even more forward than wisdom .It does not differentiate ,
Between the sky and the earth or differences between water and fire.”
9698.”Oh Lord who created the world Are there not seven worlds?
Or there not double that number of worlds which are standing above it ?
Those oceans and the worlds may sometime change its stature ,
But are there any other chariots like this one which does not change its nature?”
9699.”Oh Lord The devas , the chiefs of sages, Lord Shiva , Lord Brahma ,
Who created the world at olden times came and ordered and obeying them,
The king of the Devas has given this chariot to you. “Said Matali ,
Who can drive the chariot according to the mind of the horses.
9700 Rama after hearing what Matali told had a doubt whether ,
It was a trick of illusion created by his enemies and to clear his doubt ,
And make him feel that Matali has told the truth the horses,
With manes tied to the chariot started chanting the ancient Vedas.
9701.Rama then decided that there was no further doubt and looking,
At the good natured Matali asked him, “Please tell me your name?”
He said, Me who has been driving this big chariot is known as Matali.”
And he Saluted Rama and told these fully from his mind.
9702.,Then Rama looked at Hanuman and Lakshmana who was ,
Like a young lion and told them , “Please tell your opinion.”
And Lord Rama stood there and they whose doubts have been cleared told,
“Oh Lord , there is no doubt . This chariot does belong to Devendra,”
9703.With the bad fate which had started rolling on earth fading,’
And the worshipful good fate jumping with joy , with the devas ,
And Brahmins who had drowned in sorrow lifting their hands ,
Above their heads Rama got in to that chariot sent by Indra.