38.Thirumudi chootu Padalam
Chapter on crowning of Rama .
(This chapter describes in detail as to how Rama was crowned as the king of Ayodhya)
10290.Rama with Bharata and other brothers reached the pretty Nandigrama,
Removed his scented matted hair and completed the ritual of hair removal,
Took bath in cold water and started decorating themselves making the Devas happy.
10291.That Rama armed with spear that would take out blood ,
Departed from Nandi Grama which was in the south west ,
For the sake of reaching city of Ayodhya beautified by flags ,
And surrounded by walls got in to a golden chariot decorated by gems,
Which shined like Sun, was drawn by white horses which are like Vedas.
10292.Riding on the golden chariot which was so strong that,
It could see the end of the Yuga , with Lakshmana who was like,
An elephant in rut which was seven hands tall holding ,
The white regal umbrella , another strong brother ,
Fanning with white coloured Cowry and Bharata shedding tears of joy,
Which could mask the world driving the horses , Rama went.
10293. The warrior king Vibheeshana and the son of the hot Sun God ,
Rode on mountain like elephants which would lead to victory in battle,
Near to Rama’s chariot and Angadha who was wearing a flower made crown,
And who had red eyes going in front , Hanuman ,
Equal in valour to Adhisesha went behind that chariot.
10294. And other monkey leaders classified according to their rank ,
In the garb of great human beings ,who were pretty and masculine,
Who had white regal umbrella held over their heads ,
And Who had chests decorated by garlands and juice of red cotton ,
As well as war wounds , and who were sixty seven crores in number,
Followed them riding on their own elephants.
10295.They were surrounded by the kings from all the seven worlds ,
Who were ruling eighteen countries ,Who has elephants with decorative head gear,
Who had chariots made of pure Gold , Who had white circular umbrellas ,
Who were being fanned by white Cowries from both sides and who were wearing Lustrous crowns which were touching the sky.
10296.All the monkey ladies changed in to Deva maidens and were,
Riding on faultless she elephants , on horses decorated with garlands ,
And other transports and Sita who was like the swan of MIthila country ,
Went surrounded by them looking like moon surrounded by stars.
10297.With Devas and sages showering from all directions like ,
The ceaseless rain , falling and accumulating in all places ,
And only flowers could be seen every where and since nothing else was seen,
This earth could be called Poo(Flower in Tamil/BHooo in Sanskrit ) appropriately .
10298.Like the dry clouds of the summer , those tusked elephants,
With seat on top of them which had not given out rut for fourteen years,
Due to the Lord returning from the forest went on showering rut which flowed,
And the joy which they had stifled in their heart came out .
10299.All the horses which were wearing garland with bells were like,
Dumb people getting back their speech , like the Clouds which were shouting,
Neighed and all trees put out their flowers as if it was flowering season,
And the ladies who had curved eye brows which looked as if,
They were looking angrily at their enemies and their body,
Was covered with golden coloured parting hue.
10300. At that time That Lord blessed with wealth reached Ayodhya ,
Saluted his mothers , reached the temple of Lord Vishnu ,
Who is the lord of all the world , saluted their clan God as well as,
Their Guru Vasishta saw the red lotus flowers dancing ,
With joy along with the lady earth.
10301.Those numerous men and ladies of Ayodhya who never thought,
Of removing their cloths , due to the joy of seeing Rama several times,
Lifted their hanging cloths by their hands and due to their ,
Body getting bloated due to joy and due to their jumping.
Again and again were looking like the cloth less jain seers.
10302.The experts in Vedas by mistake wore the Sari worn by the prostitutes,
The Brahmins snatched the dress of ornamented ladies winning in love tiff,
People coming without applying, scented pastes and the ointment made ,
By grinding scented articles were due to the confusion ,
Were double the number of those who came after applying them.
10303. The ladies who had crescent like forehead and who were wearing bangles Who during those fourteen years when Rama had forsaken the great wealth,
Of ruling the country due to absence of joy in their mind ,
Were not sleeping with their husbands , covered their bodies,
With ornaments causing great confusion to their husbands.
10304.WIth the divine scent of those who live in heaven , the scent ,
Of the cool bodies of earthy beings getting mixed and wafting ,
The ladies of the earth and the ladies of the heaven ,
Developed hatred with each other which ,
Came out as tortured breath and they quarreled.
10305. At that time Lord Rama looked at Bharata with love and told him,
“To the pure Vibheeshana , to the son of Sun God ,
To all the monkey warriors and others show the specialties ,of our leading palace ,.”
10306.As soon as Rama told like this BHarata went with all the friends,
And after crossing several multi storey buildings and took them ,
To the chief Palace which was inlaid by gold ,Which was ,
The resting place of Devas and goddess Lakshmi ,
Which was divine and resembles lustrous Meru mountain.
10307.Those warriors like Vibheeshana who had a mind devoid of confusion,
Stood benumbed as they were surrounded by the great luster given by,
The diamond , ruby topaz and other faultless gems .
They were astonished and also mentally confused.
10308.They saw the hall which was shining like the Kausthuba gems,
Which was on the chest of Lord Vishnu and they asked Bharata about it ,
And he told them that it was a gift given by Lord Brahma with love,
To the Ikshuvaku king who had sugarcane like sweet shoulders ,
Appreciating the great penance done by him.
10309.”That matchless Lord Brahma who sits on the lotus flower gave
This great hall where goddess Lakshmi lives to the Ikshuvaku king “
When Bharata told like this they all told , “Is this within our ,
Capacity for praising? “ and saluted it by their folded red hands ,
And reached another Hall.
10310.When they were appreciating and wondering about the greatness ,
Of that hall, Sugreeva, the son of Sun God with great love , saluted Bharata ,
And asked, “Oh pure one, why are we not knowing about that auspicious date,
When Lord Rama who is like a cloud is going to wear the crown?’
And Lord Bharata told him.
And Lord Bharata told him.
10311.”It is difficult to bring the sacred waters from the seven oceans ,
And also from other scared rivers” said Bharata and Sugreeva the son,
Of Sun god who travels in a chariot with one wheel speedily looked ,
At Hanuman and that son of wind God ,
Who went away and crossed the entire distance of earth surrounded by sea.
10312.Bharata wanted to call the sage Vasishta and other astrologers,
And as soon as Sumanthra the expert in driving the chariot ,
Went and told the sage , That sage who was given birth by Lord Brahma ,
Came and all people rose up and saluted his feet.
10313.As soon as throne was placed , that great sage looked at Bharata ,
And said , The day of crowning of black Rama when he would be with ,
The lady earth and the proper Goddess Lakshmi and receive,
The wealth that cannot be destroyed is tomorrow, which is auspicious.
10314.Vasishta and several people who were equivalent to the Guru of Indra ,
Who were all experts in Vedic rituals examined the auspicious day and time ,
For coronation of Dasaratha Rama with moon like shining regal umbrella.,
With the pretty shining crown and wrote it and send it all over the world.”
10315.When the emissaries went to all three worlds which are ,
Stacked one over the other and told them about the ceremony ,
All people came to Ayodhya and leaving no empty space ,
All people came to Ayodhya and leaving no empty space ,
Stayed in Ayodhya and if it is so , does any poet including ,
Lord Brahma has the ability to tell about it?
10316.At that time along with the sage , the son of Sun God ,
And the great and able king of Rakshasas, Jambavan,
The son of Vali and other faultless warriors with great prowess,
Went and saluted that faultless Rama and informed him ,
About the day fixed for the crowning ceremony.
10317,Vasishta who was similar to Lord Shiva who burnt ,
The God of love to ashes, who had a long forehead, and,
Who wears only white poolai flower told “Tomorrow is the auspicious day ,
Suitable for you to wear the crown and so bull like Rama,
You please observe the rituals needed for that responsibility.”
10318.When the sage who was equal to Lord Brahma ordered,
The artistic architect Maya , who is an expert in the art of Sculpture ,
As described in the books , who has great strength to do micro carvings ,
Who is the matchless one with the face of the deer,
Who has the mind to salute and listen , measuring by his scale ,
Who has the mind to salute and listen , measuring by his scale ,
Erected a hall which had the entire world embedded in it and completed it.
10319.”The water of the four oceans surrounding the world ,
The seven types of water from the oceans which have deep tide ,
And the waters of the rivers be brought here, “ ordered Sugreeva ,
And Hanuman who had earlier brought Sanjeevi mountain ,
Said “I would do it like that” and rose like a storm at deluge ,
And brought the waters of the seven oceans.
10320.Kings of several countries as per their rank and position,
In the shade of full moon like white regal umbrellas ,
Brought water from the Sarayu river in several hundreds
Of gem studded pots , holding them and sitting on the elephants,
Accompanied by the sound of Yekkalam which has a hole ,
And Sounds of several musical instruments as well as,
Booming sound of conches .
10321,The seat made of Manikhyas (rubies) was got made ,
With legs made of diamond and completely ,
Surrounded and decorated by pure gold and this seat ,
Was placed in a stage made of crystal and over that ,
Rama with strong shoulders decorated by several ornaments ,
Along with Sita took his seat in a pretty manner.
10322,With singing of auspicious songs accompanied ,
By the chanting of the Vedas , with big mouthed conches,
Making a booming sound , with big and small drums being played,
With several type of musical instruments making joyful music,
With Devas raining flowers , Rama who was our lord ,
Was separately received and anointed in Ayodhya.
10323.Great sages , experts in Vedas , ministers and other ,
Elderly learned people and those learned people present there ,
First poured water over him and later , the son of Sun God ,
Other friends and Hanuman poured water over him.
10324.The water of ganges which was used by Lord Brahma ,
To wash the feet of Lord Vishnu who measured the sky as well as the earth ,
Was received by Lord Shiva on his matted hair and “ how today ,
The scared water that fell from the pretty head of Rama ,
Would be received by Lord Shiva and where will he live” told all learned people.
10325, Those who see the spreading beauty of the emerald mountain
With the forest of red hibiscus flowers, which was made wet
By the water drops of ganges with lot of tides ,
Touching the ear globes on both ears and which looked,
Like a peacock with spear like eyes , would get rid of disease of birth cycle
10326,When sage Vasishta told them to do the rituals suitable,
For anointing with sacred waters , the experts in Vedic rituals
Indicated the needed things for those and the clear headed ,
Sumantra working with great speed with other great ministers ,
Arranged to bring all the needed things as if it was needed by Indra.
10327. With Hanuman guarding the throne , with Angadha ,
Holding the royal sword, with Bharata holding the white royal umbrella,
With Lakshmana and Shatrugna fanning with white Cowries ,
With Sita with perfumes wafting from her hair sitting with joy,
The philanthropist THiruvennai Nallur Chadayappa ,
Handing over the crown which was handed over to him by his clan,
The Sage Vasishta placed the crown on head of Rama.
10328. Rama who had shoulders hugged by the Goddess Lakshmi of clear,
Beauty who was born in the ocean of milk and the lady earth who is divine
On that chosen auspicious day , at the very auspicious time ,
With all the three worlds joyously saluting him with great joy,
As per the rituals prescribed By Shukra and Bruhaspathi ,
Wore the crown on his head.
10329. Though that matchless great sage Vasishta who is an expert
Of the divine books that are in that town and who is being talked
As one who is likable , was the one who crowned Lord Rama,
With that lustrous crown , if we consider the amount of happiness ,
That was got by beings of all the three worlds ,
They all felt as if the crown was placed on their heads only.
10330.The big lady called earth who got a suitable husband ,
After several years of penance , and later had to part with him ,
For some time , , now when all her sorrow has vanished .
Hugged Rama to her breast and experienced pleasure.
10331As per The rituals prescribed by Vasishta who never errs,
In observing penance , Rama crowned all his three brothers ,
With crown studded by Manikhya and instructed Bharata ,
To carry on the rule of the country on all days and ,
Got drowned in limitless pleasures.
39.Vidai Kodu Padalam
Chapter on bidding farewell .
(The guests of Rama who had attended the coronation lived in Ayodhya with him for two months later Rama bid them farewell after giving them suitable presents.)
10332. To the middle of royal hall which can be considered as,
The ornament to lady earth which had pure gold made pillars ,
And decorated by great gems getting in to a palanquin made ,
By fixing strongly great gems shining like Clouds and lightning ,
The son of king Dasaratha along with Sita who sits on lotus flower reached.
10333.That king of Ayodhya wearing a garland just like the lightning appearing
In the wide sea, wearing a crown made of gem as if made by pressing ,
Thousand shining Sun Gods, was sitting on a throne, which was like ,
The king of all clouds sitting on a garden of fully flowered hibiscus forest.
10334.Like the light of moon shining on the mountain of emerald ,
Being fanned using white cowries by the lotus like hands of young ladies,
Whose ear studs touch their spear like long eyes, who are blessed ,
And with youth and youthful breasts , praised by the people of serpent land,
Holy sages and Devas Rama was sitting on the throne.
10335.Due to the shining forehead of Rama with a Thilaka spreading ,
Moon light in all the fourteen worlds , the white moon coming in the sky ,
Got sad and was disappearing part by part , with the white regal umbrella,
Held over the throne was looking as if the fame of Rama,
Who killed all the quarrelling Rakshasas has risen up , He was sitting on the throne.
10336.With auspicious songs being sung , with Brahmins telling,
Words of blessing , with conches raising sound , with drums being played,
With several faultless musical instruments raising musical sound,
And with ladies with black eyes like Kayal fishes, red mouth ,
And lotus flower like faces dancing like peacock, Rama was sitting on the throne.
10337.With the rows crowns embedded with great gems of the kings,
Which would put even the Sun who appears on the ocean ashamed ,
Spreading endless luster everywhere , daily in front of ,
The mountain like palace saluting his feet making them red,
Rama was sitting on the throne.
10338.With the elderly members of the royal council surrounding him ,
With Brahmins praising him by reciting prayers, With commanders of army,
Praising him , With his younger brothers surrounding him , with ladies ,
Who had coral like red mouth wishing him many more years,
The Lord Rama was sitting on the throne like Indra sitting on his throne.
10339-10340.Maindha , Madhumindha , Kumbha, Angadha , Hanuman ,
The ever victorious Thamraksha , Sathavali , Kumuda ,
The very diplomatic Dadhimukha m Kosamukha who made enemies surprised,
Along with Sixty seven crore people who had accompanied Sugreeva
And seventy vellam of the monkey army, the son of Sun God ,
Came and saluted Rama and Vibheeshana wearing fresh flower garland,
Frequented by bees along with very famous and cruel Rakshasas,
Also Saluted the feet of Rama and were waiting there.
10341.Guha Who is the lord of the boats in the Ganges , whose flow of water ,
Lashes on its bank , who had tied his waist with the tail of the cruel spotted Tiger , who had a rolling eyes, who had round shoulders like stone,
Who is like a very strong lion, along with his army with a victorious flag,
Stood saluting Rama.
10342,Rama showed through his lotus face that , how the very great love ,
Of those friends had tied his mind in a tight manner, became joyous ,
He had hugged them heartily , saw them sweetly with merciful look,
And told, “Oh people whose strength is faultless ,
Please stay here only with great sweetness.”
10343.Wise men who travel in the proper path , experts in four Vedas ,
Several experts in knowledge of different aspects ,
Great people who have risen up by their faultless poetic skill,
Experts who have obtained deep knowledge in several Sastras,
People who were store house of good conduct , as per their rank,
Surrounded and stood around that king of kings Rama.
10344.All the kings and others of the earth surrounded by ocean ,
Praying and saluting that Lord Ranganatha who used to sleep on Adhi Seha ,
Who had come to the ancient city of Ayodhya with its honey dripping gardens ,
Were staying there with great joy and another two months went by.
10345.We started relating to you , how all the devas joined together ,
Stood in between the ocean of milk and prayed Lord Vishnu ,
And he for removing their sorrows reached Ayodhya quickly,
Exterminated all the Rakshasas completely and now we will tell you,
What that Rama with a strong bow and with Goddess Lakshmi ,
On his chest did after wards (poet.)
10346.Rama gave lot of fertile land to the Brahmins along with ,
Gems as well as gold in large measure and to those who demanded a particular item, gave that in plenty so that their demand was fulfilled , and afterwards,
He welcomed all the kings wearing heroic anklets by saying “Come, come.”
10347.Rama after looking at all those kings with joy and grace and after,
Giving them earth , palanquins , gem studded crowns , golden staff ,
Decorated horses , strong chariots , elephants and apparels ,
In large quantities , permitted them all to go back to their kingdoms.
10348.That Rama who took incarnation in Ayodhya leaving his ocean of milk ,
Gave Sugreeva the son of Sun God the shining gem studded shield
That was presented by the chief of Indra to Dasaratha who killed Sambara,
Who was his enemy at the time of his own birth , elephants ,
Chariots , crowds of horses and silk cloths .
10349.That Rama who had achieved faultless victory , possibly ,
To make the name of Angadha sparkle in the world in a pretty manner ,
Gave him the amulet(angadham) which was given by Lord Brahma ,
To the king Ikshuvaku .In this earth who can understand the greatness of that amulet?
10350. That Rama also gave Angadha very costly pearl garland ,
The well established light silk cloths , horses, elephants and told him,
“ No one in the world can be told in comparison to you ,
Oh great one , Go and live united with the son of Sun God.”
10351. Rama then looked at Hanuman with joy and sweetness and told,
“Oh hanuman who has battle ready shoulders and who carries a rod ,
Apart from you who are suitable to help me and for the help ,
That you did in that great war , I do not have any thing to compensate you.
Please hug me tightly as apart from that there is no compensation.”
10352.When that Rama who was extremely famous told like this,
Hanuman saluted him , became shy, closed his mouth by his palm ,
And stood catching the tip of his own apparel and Rama ,
Looked at him properly gave him a golden staff , pearl necklace ,
Thin silk cloth , strong elephants and horses.
10353.When Rama with grace saw Sita who left her seat of lotus ,
And got born in the Miltila city with golden walls and who was ,
Having honey like voice , she gave a pearl necklace presented to her,
By Goddess Saraswathi to Hanuman who helped her,
In the Asoka Vana after understanding her deep distress.
10354.Rama the incarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave the worlds,
Through Lord Brahma gave Jambavan the king of bears ,
A pearl necklace which could be compared to moon light,
And which won over collection of stars and which was,
Suitable to be won by king Indra, elephants which could ,
Break the post they are tied, horses , silk cloths and ornaments.
10355.To the monkey commander in chief Nila who was the son of fire God,
Who was a great friend of wind God , he gave necklace made of nine type of gems, pearl garlands , well bred horses , matchless golden staff and several other things as well as very angry mountain like elephants.
10356.Rama who gave Lord Brahma to the world, gave to the monkey chief,
Called Sathavali silks, horses which was decorated by anklets and necklaces,
Big elephants in rut who had very thick tusks ,
And all other things for which there were no problem in giving.
10357. That Rama who had pretty shoulders gave to Kesari,
Gem studded ornaments whose cost cannot be estimated ,
By any one and there was no material which can be compared to them,
And silks as well as elephants in rut which were three times,
Stronger than the northern fire that spreads throughout the world.
10358 , That Rama the king of Kosala country full of rice fields,
With protective fences made of flowers gave Kumudha , THara ,Panasa ,
And others innumerable other presents which made them all very happy.
10359. Rama after similarly presenting the sixty seven crores ,
Monkey kings all sort of materials , after telling them likable words ,
And also gave them blessing by the corner of his eyes ,
So that the seventy Vellam army of monkeys ,
Would prosper in this world, like the sea water which never dries up .
10360.Then he looked at with love the king of wise people Vibheeshana ,
Who had red eyes and who was wearing a crown resembling lightning ,
And said, “Oh sir , in this world of moving and not moving beings,
There are none who are comparable to you except yourself and ,
When I say this it is like saying “one day the steel would become like,
Gold but it cannot become equal to you.”
10361,That Rama who was born leaving his sleep on the serpent ,
After praising Vibheeshana like this along with the gem studded,
Shield given to him by Devas gave elephants , chariots ,
Golden gem studded staff, silk with golden border,
Scented ointments as well as new soft thilakas,
10362.Then he looked at the king Guha of Srunga bera , which is ,
A prosperous city , “What is there for me to tell you,
Who is my faultless help?” and gave him black elephants , horses .
Gold and silk and then gave him permission to depart.
10363 That Rama who was the ocean of mercy looked at,
Hanuman, Angadha , Jambavan and Sugreeva and told them,
“I am not able to imagine how I can bare to all of you ,
To depart to your places and as of now,
Your countries also belong to me and so ,
I am ordering you to go back and protect those parts of my country.”
10364 After similar sweet words to the king of Lanka, Rama,
Who was wearing flower garlands and holding a spear,
Gave them leave to go and at that time and they who had ,
True feelings to do good , with a mind which is consoled,
Without getting agitated decided to depart thinking,
That “it is their duty to do well the entrusted job.”
10365.They who are eligible for always determined salvation ,
Went round the junior king Bharata , Shatrugna , the well cultured ,
Lakshmana with great penance and the three mothers praised them,
Took their leave to depart saluted them and reached back to their countries.
10366.The Great garlanded Vibheeshana whose heart was full of love ,
Took all the Rakshasas with sharp teeth in the Pushpaka Vimana ,
Left Guha in his town and left Sugreeva the son of Sun God ,
Who on his chariot goes round the Meru mountain ,
In his town of Kishkinda , and reached Lanka on the same day.
10367, After sending them Lord Rama along with his brothers ,
On whom his grace was there in full, as per just law,
Ruled the entire earth and Goddess Lakshmi ,
Without any sorrow removed the burden of earth and protected it.
10368. That Great God who woke up from sleep on the ocean of milk ,
Took incarnation of Rama in Ayodhya and helped and blessed many ,
And right from Devas to ordinary people who live in the fourteen worlds ,
Prayed to him and saluted him, calling him “Our Lord”,
And along with his brothers who served him ,
Along with the God of Dharma he protected the entire world.
Thus ends “Ramvatharam” written by
Kamban, the emperor among poets in Tamil.