Book of war
4,Veedanan adaikkala Padalam
Chapter on surrender of Vibheeshana.
(Ravana tells Vibheeshana to get out and Vibheeshana with four of his other supporters reach in the midst of monkey army. They suspect his intention. He is taken before Rama .Later Rama discusses with monkey chiefs .Except Hanuman every one wants not to accept Vibheeshana. Rama decided to give protection and crowns Vibheeshana as the king of Lanka)
6365. After hearing all the advice that was told by Vibheeshana , Ravana,
Who was having a dishonest mind did not bother to think and understand that advice,
Thought that what Vibheeshana told would not lead to his stability ,
And became angry like a flaming fire and like flames rose up.
6366.”Oh strong one who changed the meaning of the word “death”,
That Asura called Hiranya was much stronger than people like me,
And if you think that the one who killed him would protect us,
You are definitely are one who live for Lord Vishnu whom Prahladha,
Referred .” Said Ravana with anger.
6367.”The Prahladha about whom you told is the one who happily watched ,
The Lord Vishnu who does illusion breaking open the body of his own father ,
And you who has close friendship with Rama who is our enemy are equal to him, ,
Would there be any body else who would be equal to you?’
6368.”Like the character and conduct of the son of the very strong Hiranya ,
You want to complete your trick and after I get defeated to those men,
You who are ignorant now want to get the wealth of Lanka ,
And become its king . Is this your idea? Would that ever happen?”
6369.”Even before this you had love towards those men and ,
Even now you are having love towards them, who are our great enemies,
Making even your bones melt , you are always thinking about them ,
And also praising them .If they are your support, need I tell you any further ?”
6370.”You are friendly with those men who are coming to fight a war with us ,
And you seem to have decided what you want to do about it,
You want to win me in war with a desire for kingship of Lanka ,
Your actions are bad and strong . Is there a need for other enemies?’
6371.”You have been scarred of those men and so you are not suitable ,
To fight with them and you want to have protection from those men ,
You have mind full of deceit and changed from the habit of our clan,
And would anything good happen when we are keeping strong poison?”
6372.That Ravana searching for his own destruction , having lost his good sense ,
Understanding the bad name to him said, “I would not kill you and stop,
Giving such good advices to me and go away from here quickly,
For if you stand there before my eyes , I would be forced to kill you.”
6373.When Ravana told like this, Vibheeshana got up and rose in to the sky,
And along with his ministers started thinking about future course of action,
And even after that went on telling several advices of just Dharma
To Ravana who possibly may get benefit from it.
6374.”long live , oh elder brother , please hear what I say ,
For improving your life day by day . You are not bothered ,
To think about your life span which would extend up to end of deluge ,
Are you hearing the words of evil people and attain a bad fate?
Would a good life be there who do not live according to Dharma?”
6375. “Your sons , your elders , your teachers , your relations ,
Your friends, The people who live under your protection ,
Those who have failed in life and the very strong valorous heroes ,
Would be tortured by the cruel arrows of Rama, is it just for you to see it?”
6376.”I have told you just advices of all existing types so that ,
Your life would be strong and stable but you did not understand them,
Oh My father , please pardon any of the mistakes I might have done “
After saying this that very god Vibheeshana with good character ,
Left that city and went away from there.”
6377. Anala , Anila Ara and Sampathi who were four good people,
Speedily came near Vibheeshana and they were wearing hero’s anklets,
And did any action only after deep thought and they joined with Vibheeshana.
6378.That Vibheeshana who was born in the clan of Asuraa and his four ministers ,
Knowing that Rama and Lakshmana have arrived already with the monkrey army,
On the banks of the sea, decided that they would go there.
6379.Then Vibheeshana crossed the ocean and reached its northern shore ,
And after understanding what has happened , noticing that the banks of the sea,
Was lit by the light of the lamps making it appear as if the lotus has flowered ,
In the ocean of milk and saw the huge monkey army preparing to go to battle field.
6380.He thought that if all other beings of the world were ,
Made to stand and counted the monkey army would be bigger than them,
And that Vibheeshana with faultless mind addressing his ministers,
Having spears with scent of meat , and told the following.
6381”I have developed closeness with Rama who is great in observing Dharma ,
And without good fame ,I would never like to live and because ,
My elder brother told that I am not observing that which would do him good .
I left him and now please tell me what I should do”said Vibheeshana to those four .
6382. And those ministers who were wise and experts in proper counseling ,
Told their well thought out decision like this , “It is now our only duty to meet Rama,
Who is the follower of Dharma , who only gives wisdom that elevates us .”
6383.”You have told what is good , if we do any otherthing ,
Except meeting Rama , we would be having Asura habits.
We would go and submit ourselves at the feet of Rama ,
Who has all the good qualities and by joining with him,
We would get rid of the sickness of birth and death cycle .”
6384.”I have not seen that Lord Rama earlier to this,
And nor have I heard any thing about him earlier,
And I am not able to understand the reason
For my friendship with that Lord , I am feeling cool ,
My mind melts thinking about him because that Lord ,
Can change my life and an enemy of birth cycle.”
6385,” From the days when I did penance addressed to Lord Brahma ,
Who sits on the lotus , I had always great love towards that Lord Vishnu ,
Who is first divine lord of the world and I wanted From Lord Brahma,
Stability in the life of Dharma , love without distinction to all beings,
The grace of wise people who were expert in Vedas and got them as boon.”
6386. “That boon of Lord Brahma has become a good period giving good things,
And what you all have thought and told is the pure decision and so ,
WE would reach the flower like feet of Rama who is the Lord of all ancient beings
And do what is agreeable to our mind.”Said Vibheeshana with sweetness.
6387. The knowledgeable Vibheeshana and others who knew that their reaching that
Place at night especially because they were “new”, is not proper hid themselves ,
IN a dark garden , without coming to to the notice of others and
The Sun God who travels in a chariot of one wheel climbed to the top of sun rise mountain.
6388. At that time Rama arrived there thinking how to cross that ,
Southern sea with great tide and reach the other shore and also,
Thinking about lady Sita who had eyes like Kuvalai flowers ,
And red mouth like coral and getting depressed ,
And reached the northern bank of that great ocean.
6389.Rama with great liking started seeing the gardens in the beach,
The salt making fields , sand ,the pandanus bushes , Kuvalai flowers,
The punnai trees spread all over , the swans crowding on those Punnai trees,
The female swans and the bewitching flower gardens .
6390.Rama with great liking saw the pearls and corals brought by the ocean tide ,
The Collected heaps of various gems , the land with dust of gold ,
Thin gardens which make people scared, Sand dunes and huge tides.
6391.The fisher women with pretty sweet smile were drawing return patterns*,
In the beach making their lightning like pretty fingers getting hurt and ,
The tears with depression falling from their eyes rubbing out the patterns they drew ,
Made visible these patterns here and there in the beach and Rama,
After seeing those also went and saw the Punnai tree gardens.
*they draw patters closing their eyes and if the ends,
Of the pattern meets then their lover would come back.
6392.Rama seeing that due to the wafting cool breeze carrying water particles due to,
The beating white tides on the white curved Pandanus trees ,
Under which the male swans hugging their partners and sleeping, Took a deep breath.
6393. Rama mercifully looked at the young white female crane ,
Anxiously waiting for the male crane which due to the great love ,
It had to its partner had gone away from the branches of the tree,
To bring tasty fishes to quench its mate’s hunger.
6394.Rama with great anger and with upward bent eyes saw ,
Two very strong male cranes fighting , with great anger and with,
Fire sparks coming out from their eyes were not moving ,
But staring at a female crane which was standing alone.
6395.Seeing the male swan which surrendered to the female swan ,
Due to the love tiff in her mind and later had a love making with her ,
And achieving victory sobbed softly showing his pearl like teeth,
Hidden by his cool coral like pretty lips of his mouth.
6396. Then reached this sorrowing state , the Sugreeva, Hanuman and other experts ,
Consoled Rama and he got rid of his great depression ,
And just like mad people getting conscience , he moved from that place to another.
6397.Rama reached the war tent where he lived along with friends,
Like the well read Sugreeva and to that place Vibheeshana with the ringing anklets
Came without any doubt in his mind and joined with monkeys there.
6398.The soldiers who saw Vibheeshana who had arrived there ,
Were startled and joined together saying Asuras have come in to their army,
And shouted , “catch them , hit them and throw weapons at them”
In a voice that resembled thunder and surrounded Vibheeshana and others.
6399.They said, “Only God of Dharma has brought them to us,
And he is a lord who did many evil deeds and has been scared,
And some thought that “He was the king of Lanka Ravana himself,
And so our wish to win the king of Lanka has been fulfilled “
6400. “They say that evil person has twenty hands and ten heads ,
Have they all been crushed and destroyed ? and if he is an expert in warfare ,
Let him fight with us ” and saying like that, they all started opposing them with anger.
6401.”We would catch them and put them in prison and Inform Rama ,
The king of all the worlds “ they said , “why are people ,
Waiting without beating and killing them ?” and they went near and saw.
6402. “If before we blink our eye , if they rise in to the sky ,
What other thing can we do? Are they not Rakshasas?,
The only thing that we can do now is to kill them,
As there is no other option” and they further said ,
“It is better to kill them making them not recognizable.”
6403.When the monkey soldiers were telling whatever came oin to their mind,
AS per the instruction of Hanuman Mainda and Dvividha who knew grammar called Indhram,
Who were greatly honest and who knew the rules of justice came there.
6404. They who were experts in Vedas , rules of law and the grammar of human beings,
Asked the monkey soldiers to move away and went near Vibheeshana and others,
And understanding that they did not have activities involving cheating ,
They went near them and saw the signs of wisdom and Dhama on them.
6405.Mainda looking at Vibheeshana and others asked , “who are you all?,
And “why have you come here?” .”did you come to fight the war?”
Or “Did you come with some other intention?”. You who are ,
Standing along with the mokey army, please tell what is in your mind?”
“Tell it to us and tell only the truth”
6406.Asa reply Anala the senior minister of Vibheeshana who had ,
A very competent mind and who had justice replied ,
“Vibheeshana Who has justice tinged with Dharma ,
Who is follower of truth and who is the son of the grandson of Lord Brahma ,
Wants to seek protection With Lord Rama , Who is born in clan of Sun God ,
Who is the lord of all the worlds and has come to reach,
The divine feet of that lord so that he would make progress.”
6407.This Vibheeshana has attained by doing great penance for a long time,
The habit of never going away from path of Dharma ,great devotion to Lord Vishnu .
Attachment to truth and love towards scholars who have learnt Vedas.
These qualities were got by him by addressing his penance to Lord Brahma .
6408.This Vibheeshana looking at Ravana told , “Oh Ravana who has an evil mind ,
Like the fire packed inside the cloth , Have you not imprisoned the lady of Rama,
And if you release her from her prison now , you will escape and ,
If you do not leave her you will die” and also advised him in various ways.
6409.”That Ravana who has mind always thinking of sinful deeds ,
And who has lost good wisdom looked at Vibheeshana and told,
“You are now alive because you are born after me and now itself,
Go away from here , for if you stand here you will die.” And hearing that ,
This Vibheeshana has come away from Ravana “ sain Anala in great detail.
6410.Then the monkey warrior called Mainda carrying all that was told,
By Anala in his mind said, “I will tell what all you told to my Lord Rama,”
And requested his brother and the monkey army that would not retreat,
To guard them without getting tired and be alert and went to Rama.
6411, He went and met Rama who was sitting in the temple of mercy ,
Whose fences are Dharma , wisdom and penance ,
With the difficult to attain greatness and patience as the two doors ,
And got his graceful attention and saluted his divine feet.
6412. “Oh Lord who would not get destroyed even at the end of deluge ,
I , who am your slave needs to tell you some thing important.” Said Mainda,
And Rama who had a body similar to the pond with fully open lotus flowers,
Shook his round matted hair and said, “ Oh truthful one , please tell,
Whatever you have seen and also whatever you heard.”
6413.”We do not know what is going to happen in the future ,
Vibheeshana with cool flower like hands along with his four ministers,
Who is the younger brother of Ravana , the king of Lanka ,
Who has as tendency to cheat and steal , has reached the middle of the monkey army.”
6414. The huge monkey army which wanted to catch him as well as,
Kill him started attacking them and knowing about it , I requested them to stop it,
And asked them, Who are you and what is your state of affairs?”
And then one emissary of Vibheeshana told like this
6415. “Ravana the elder brother who does evil deeds which are against Dharma,
Went on behaving as he wanted and seeing that Vibheeshana ,
Felt that he does not have any protection and has come to surrender to,
Rama who is the ocean of mercy “ said he to me.
6416.”That Vibheeshana is a follower of Dharma and had devotion,
To Lord Vishnu who is the primeval God and stands firmly on truth ,
Due to the boon of Lord Brahma who is the Lord of all Brahmins ,
Who are experts in Vedas , given after great penance and so,
He is pure in mind , language as well as acts “ Said he
6417.”Also Vibheeshana had told Ravana that “ if Sita, the queen of chastity ,
Is prevented from joining with Rama , Our clan of Rakshasas would all be destroyed ,
And only bones and mountain will remain in that city. Oh ignorant one .
All your ten heads wearing crown would be cut off and roll in the dust “
Which was for the good of Ravana ,” said he.
6418.”Then the very pretty Ravana , hearing these words of Vibheeshana ,
Told him,”If you who have spoken these words stand before me ,
You would merit to die and so go away from here ,” and because ,
Of that Vibheeshana has come here to surrender to you.” Said Mainda to Rama.
6419. Then lord Rama looked at Sugreeva and other who were his friends,
Who were sitting near by and said, :you have heard the words of Mainda and do you feel,
That this Vibheeshana should be taken to our side?T hink about it clearly and tell me your opinion..”
6420.That king of Kishkinda who knew about his responsibility and who wore,
The long crown and was the kjing of monkeys , Saluted Rama who had broad lotus like eyes,
By holding his hands above his head thinking, “This is the place where Vibheeshana has come,
This in the time in which he has come “ started telling to Rama.
6421.”Oh Lord who is fate of fate and also above it , What is the reason for you,
Who have great knowledge of the great primeval Vedas as well as the famous book by Manu
Has asked this to people like us , I want to ask this and know from you?”
6422. “Oh Lord who is the ocean of mercy, because you had asked,
I would tell you and because you have ordered which is proper to my wisdom,
Which are not pure according to your thoughts and which are not the final decision.
If we think about the future results , I would tell you what I think.”
6423.”The reason for this Vibheeshana to leave Ravana is not because ,
They had a big fight and not also because Ravana wanted to kill him,
Due to another bad name . Is it proper according to Dharma ,
That this Vibheeshana has left his brother without any suitable reason?
Among the Rakshasas who do not have culture , who are good and who are bad?”
6424.”The act of leaving his suitable elder brother or father and mother ,
Or great elderly wise people or the king who rules the world and making them enemies,
Is an act which should be jeered at for is it a desirable act?”
6425.”When there was need for the help of the brother , sweetly talking to him,
And when he wages a war , getting scared and without entering ,
The battle field and die along with elder brother , this Vibheeshana ,
Has come to join us and this is not an act of males and is like a nail to the world.”
6426.”Oh Lord , When his mind wanted to only travel in the path of Dharma ,
After leaving his people who are following acts which are against Dharma,
Instead of going somewhere else his coming and joining the enemies is bad and laughable,
And would lead to all others blaming him .How can this Vibheeshana get out of this bad name”
6427.”Oh Lord who is the ocean of mercy , After enjoying the wealth,
Of his brother who wears the golden anklets till he lived with him,
When the army got angry and was getting ready to attack him,
Instead of helping out in the war , coming to join,
Us who are the enemies of his brother , would make ,
Vibheeshana without any relatives and friends?”
6428.“Having seen the elderly one took the form of the deer made of gold ,
Leaving away the penance and Vedic conduct ,when his nephew ,
Approached him with evil intent , should we accept this Vibheeshana because of his penance .”
6429.’Even if the beings all the world join together with god of death,
And wage a war against us , we have decided that we will win.
Would the brother of enemy help us to get defeated,
Or would he become a help for us to get victory.”
6430.”If we who are feeling great for having come here to kill all the Asuras ,
And protect good Dharma, take the help of the same Asuras who are not merciful,
And wage the war , does it not appear that there is some problem for our strength.”
6431.”These Rakshasas who have surrendered to us , would behave ,
IN a certain way when they are parting with us and in another way when they say us,
When they accept the things in our hand , they would behave in a certain way,
And when they partake food with us , they would be in certain other way .”
6432.”Oh Lord who is black like Kajal , he has come here only to cheat us ,
And he has not come here to request for his protection ,
Is it proper to accept this Rakshasa who is more cruel than poison.,”
Said Sugreeva with an intention to know about Rama’s opinion.
6433, As soon as Sugreeva completed telling his opinion , Rama looked at,
Jambavan Who did not have any one to match in his wisdom and asked ,
“What is your opinion?” and Rama after thinking deeply about ,
All the old rules of procedure started talking .
6434.”Even though they are greatly learned , if they are from the enemies ,
Who should not be believed , those who join them would get destroyed ,
If we think about the rule of Dharma of Vibheeshana,
Would the world accept that the Asuras have an aim to follow Dharma.”
6435.”If we join people like Vibheeshana we may achieve victory ,
He may tell the ideas that we need , they may even help to achieve our aim,
They may remove if there are shortcomings and make it complete ,
But from the very beginning Rakshasas have enmity with us ,
And apart from that is it proper to join with such inferior people?”
6436. “If those cruel people who have prevented Vedas and Yagnas ,
Caused misery to Brahmins and caused problems to all devas continuously ,
Would they not do harm to us, would they ever do good to us?”
6438.”If now we Join Vibheeshana to our side , shall I tell about the ills,
That may come due to it . The coming of this Vibheeshana,
Is similar to the coming of golden deer when you were with Sita in the forest.” said he.
6439. Rama then asked Neela who knew about conclusions of many great books,
Who had learned about many great books from those who have learned it well ,
And who was the commander of monkey army for his opinion and then Neela told.
6440.”Oh Lord who has learned innumerable books , hearing it from others,
There are many reasons why the help of an enemy is accepted,
And I would tell you all of them .Please hear them with desire,
Without thinking that they are after all told by a monkey.”
6441. “My idea is that we have to give protection and accept help ,
In a war which is carried out to avenge those who killed our relatives ,
And to those who have come as simple people not able to do anything,
And to those who have become enemies due to the ability of ladies,
And to those who have lost great wealth to their enemies.”
6442.Those who have great attachment to country, language and clan,
And to those who get defeated in war and retreated from there in ignomy,
And to those who lost their wealth due to direct close clan members,
And to those who have killed the close relatives of others , protection can be given.”
6443.If those who are friends of those imprisoned by the order
Of neighboring king and the sons our daughters who have ,
Joined along with the enemies , come to join us ,
They can be accepted for protection and joined with us.”
6444.”Those who are not simple and come and join us ,
With their own free will and Those who are so strong ,
That they scare others would later cause trouble to us ,
And so let us examine what category Vibheeshana belongs to.”
6445.”If we examine the time at which Vibheeshana has come to join us ,
Or if we examine this based on the books that we have learned ,
Is it possible to take a decision based only on his good conduct ,
Of this one who has quarreled with his brother and has come here” Said that commander.
6446. The other councilors in the monkey army , because they were ,
Observing truth ,who had faultless knowledge of books,
And who had great love towards Rama , gave a faultless ,
And unified opinion that it was wrong to join Vibheeshana with them,
After thinking and said that it was their final opinion.
6447.That Rama who was greater knowledge than knowledge said,
To Hanuman “All people are of same opinion regarding the ,
Non acceptance of Vibheeshana And Of Hanuman who has wealth of knowledge ,
Please tell me your opinion regarding this,” And looked specially at Hanuman ,
Who is firmly established in good conduct and had matchless knowledge,
6448. “Even if those who surrender to us are ignorant , if you properly think,
It is only proper for people like you to treat them well” started Hanuman,
Who had hidden his mouth by his hand and who has pointed and vast intelligence.
6449.’Oh very knowledgeable one , All those people here who can talk after great thought,
Are of the uniform opinion that we should not accept him ,
And they who are sterling character have told this after great thought ,
Is there any need for me also to tell about my opinion?”
6450.”Oh Lord who is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu with a wheel,
Because these people with pure mind have told it boldly , it should be good,
And their opinion should be faultless as well as pure , but I will tell,
A different opinion ,I would never consider Vibheeshana who has come here as an evil one,
And for that I have to tell here , some of the reasons.”
6451.”Oh Lord who wears the flower garland frequented by bees , the shining face ,
Of a cheat can be well recognized immediately , as soon as we see it ,
If they have evil within them could they be able to hide it?
Would enemies like to be demeaned by asking for our protection?”
6452. “Even before a person talks about what is in his mind , their faces ,
Would slowly tell about it for the result of evil in a person ,
Is like the pit of darkness of ignorance and not face shining with wisdom.”
6453.”Hearing about the death of Vali , Sugreeva getting the kingship,
Your great ability in use of the bent bow and its greatness and power
This Vibheeshana wants to attain salvation with clear wisdom,
With your help and he has come here for that.”
6453.”Knowing that the ruling of kingdom by Rakshasas who wear great anklets ,
Which was not according to the tenets as told by great people ,
Would not be stable and hearing about your mercy and truth,
Which made you give the earth surrounded by the sea to your brother,
Vibheeshana developed a great liking to your observation of truth .”
6454.”If they say that the time of his arrival here is not proper ,
Having known that your power is greater than enmity of Vali ,
And having realized that the same thing will happen to kings of Lanka ,
He concluded that the time for their destruction has come ,
He decided to come away from Ravana and Kumbhakarna who were his support.”
6455.”The Rakshasas who are sinners are experts in doing acts of illusion,
And if people like Vibheeshana who know about it and who are great ,
Join on our side , then we can achieve the praiseworthy victory.”
6457.” Thinking that It is very difficult to know the evil in their minds ,
And thinking they would destroy all of us and talking about it ,
Does not appear to be act of wisdom as they are not thinking wisely,
Is it proper to think like this about people who came to seek our protection?”
6458.”When I was standing before the council of Ravana and he said,
“Kill him” , it was he who told him that it was silly to kill messengers ,
And due to that they would get bad name and also,
We would not be able to win in the future war and stopped him from killing me.”
6459. He said, “Though the act of killing helpless women,
And killing non valorous ignorant people would bring our destruction,
Were done by us , killing of messengers is not clean act”,
And he also told several reasons why it should not be done.
6460.”Oh Lord who has the power to rule , when I went to the palace ,
Of Vibheeshana at night , when I was wandering all over Lanka ,
I could only see more of good omens and besides ,
I also came to know of many other aspects.”
6461. “ I did not see in the home of Vibheeshana the serving of alcohol,
Which is found fault by great people and that of meat products ,
Which has been got by evil acts and it was looking like homes of Brahmins ,
Where charity , salutations and other acts which are according to Dharma ,
AS well as worship of Gods and acts of good behavior were being done .”
6462.”Trijata who is the matchless daughter of this Vibheeshana sweetly told ,
My goddess lady Sita that “Oh lady with crescent like forehead this Ravana,
Has got a curse from Lord Brahma sitting on the lotus flower that ,
“If that evil Ravana touches you then the God of death,
Would come in search of him “ and consoled her.
6463. “Thinking that the great boons that Ravana has got , the evil qualities born with him,
And others like wealth and kingship would be soon destroyed by the arrows ,
Which are sent from your great bow , Vibheeshana has come speedily to get your protection.
If we examine the great boons that he has got , the cuture of mercy which he desired and got,
And his wisdom ,there is no greater Rakshasas than him who is an expert in war with swords.
Are there any body else who has the good culture that he has any where else?”
6464.”Oh victorious king , You have earlier stood by the devas, Asuras ,
The trinity who are greater than the devas for completing the tasks,
Which were impossible for them to complete and completed it with success .
Being such a person is it proper for you to ask Vibheeshana , who has,
Sought your protection in time of danger , because others suspect him,
And would it not be like the huge ocean refusing to entertain small amount of well water .”
6465.”If we do not accept this Vibheeshana thinking that these people ,
Who belong to our enemies may not be useful to us ,and if this,
Comes under the attention of wise people would they not laugh?
Due to affection towards the people of our clan and father , mother,
And siblings who are suitable to our faith would become our enemies,
If they desire to get a thing which would cause them progress>”
6466Then Hanuman who had learned all the arts which cannot be ,
Estimated even by Brahma who likes arts , from Sun God standing before him,
Who has crossed the ocean with cool water , who has achieved ,
Victory over the enemy Rakshasa and who saved the world ,
Looked at Rama said, “So I think that the coming of Vibheeshana,
Is good for us but I do not know the intentions of your mind,
Which are like the books of Vedas to me.”
6467. Rama after hearing the nectar like words of Hanuman enjoyed its sweetness,
And said, “Oh very wise one good, good ,The words spoken by Hanuman ,
Are much greater than those suggested by others and you would understand it later.”
And then Lord Rama started telling and others heard what he told .
6468.”If we think properly the time at which Vibheeshana came is very proper,
And the big attachment he has is towards his country . There is no limit ,
To his wisdom and he does not fall short of doing great penance ,
And these are proved by his desire to join with us .”
6469.”What else needs to be told now? The council given by Hanuman ,
After proper thought is the most proper one. If we have to protect Vibheeshana,
AS what Hanuman told is right , whether we win or get defeated and lose everything,
Is there any option to us other than accepting one who surrenders to us.?”
6470.”Once a man comes saying I”I surrender “ how can we say no?
Even if he had come after killing my mother and father ,can we say no,
And though he who comes near to us and shows that he loves us ,
Can we think that , he is likely to change and not accept him ?
When we accept him we will get fame and not bad name?”
6471.”Is there a single day when people have forgotten the greatness,
Of Emperor Sibi who went and sat in the balance for sake of a dove?
Much more than the days following the day when I do not accept the surrender of a person,
The days when I happen to die , if I accept his surrender,
And he happens to deceive and kill me would be great and be remembered.”
6472.”Have you not heard of Lord Shiva who came saying ‘I am giving my protection,
When the devas , who churned the ocean of milk with tides , got scared and moved away ,
When the poison appeared there , by eating it away.?If we do not help those ,
Who are greatly suffering by disappointment , if we are not giving ,
Whatever we have to those who come asking for it and if we do not ,
Show mercy on those who come seeking protection ,
What is the use of Dharma? What is the use of our masculinity?”
6473.”The fact mentioned in the Vedas that when a silly hunter had already caught ,
The female bird and was hunting for its mate , that male bird provided him heat ,
By lighting the fire in that cool winter and later noticing his great hunger,
It fell in that fire and offered his own body as food to him and attained salvation .
Is it not greater than that Vedas itself?”
6474.”When one elephant was caught by an angry crocodile in the lotus pond ,
And when in the fight between them the elephant got tired and waile,
“Oh primeval God , I have surrendered to you “ and on that day,
Lord Vishnu , whose end could not be even seen by the Vedas ,
Came to the elephant , killed the crocodile and destroyed ,
The sorrow of the elephant . Can this be forgotten even by,
The Devotees whose memory happens to be poor.”
6475.”When the primeval God Vishnu who created all the beings of all the worlds .
And is looking after them and though he himself is all the Dharma and results of the Dharma,
Protects sweetly all those who surrender to him and also grants them salvation.
Is there any other proof needed , for the necessity of protecting , those who surrender to us?”
6476.”To protect the devas from the poison that came out , Lord Shiva , who holds,
The lustrous axe in his hand swallowed that poison and retained it on his throat ,
And when the Brahmin Markandeya who was about to die, surrendered to him
He killed the very angry God of death who came to take away his soul .
And made that boy always sixteen years old , Is there anything greater than this?”
6477.”When Sita cried “who will protect me from this Asura?” Jatayu said
“I would be your protection oh lady who is like Vanchi creeper” and he was later killed ,
BY Ravana with a complicated mind by being cut by his sword,
When he tried to go close to that Asura and fight and attained divine death .
Would this be improper only for me to do?”
6478.”Those base persons who do not consider the soul of a person , who comes and tells them,
That for getting himself saved , he has surrendered to him , as his own and protects him,
Those who without any interest forgets the help rendered by a person to him ,
And one who considers as false the following of true dharma based on Vedic knowledge ,
Would all fall in the cruel hell from which they can never return.”
6479.”The penance that I have taken to kill the ignorant Ravana who ill treated the Devas,
Which I have taken of my own accord is not limited only to free Sita?
When the Brahmins came and surrendered to me , I had given my word,
To do that and how can I go against the word given by me ?”
6480.“It does not matter whether the task that we have undertaken is complete,
Or incomplete but , if we examine properly the proper duties of those who show mercy,
There is nothing greater for me to do than protecting one who has surrendered to me .
In this world there are very many kings who have sacrificed their life to protect the people.”
6481.”As he has said “I surrender “ , our duty is to offer him our protection ,
But due to your affection to me you told me that there is no necessity for that,
.There is nothing more to think about it . Oh Sugreeva , the son of Sun God,
You yourselves go and bring that faultless Vibheeshana to me.”
6482. Sugreeva after all his doubts have been removed , got a clear mind ,
Similar to the mind of Rama , the lord of all the Gods and said ,
“If Vibheeshana agrees to join with us , I would bring him here with great speed,”
And went with great haste to the place of Vibheeshana who was,
The personification of all that is true.”
6483.Dhayitha the brother od Dwivitha seeing the coming of Sugreeva, the monkey king ,
Told Vibheeshana that , “Rama has requested that you should be brought before him,
And for that purpose , Sugreeva, who is the son of Sun God and who has ,
Two mountain like shoulders is coming here.” And Vibheeshana , who was not sure ,
Whether Rama would accept him , went before Sugreeva and met him.”
6484.Though two people move vey closely for a long time , if their mind is not clean,
They would not join together but the pure ones as soon as they meet would become united,
And those two were speedily coming to meet each other, like day and night of the same day,
They hugged each other with their pillar like shoulders.”
6485 After hugging when they both were standing , Sugreeva told Vibheeshana ,
“Lord Rama with lotus like eyes , as per the practice of the great clan of Sun God,
With great joy in his mind , has offered you limitless protection and so ,
Speedily come and salute the divine feet of that Lord.”.
6486.Even before the words told by Sugreeva who was like a male lion ,
Reached his ears , the eyes of Vibheeshana who was of the colour of darkness at night ,
Started shedding tears like a rain fall and like his mind , his body also cooled down,
And due to the ebbing joy radiating from his mind , his hairs stood erect.
6487. Has Rama really welcomed me who is the brother of the cruel one and cheat Ravana
Who made Sita whose tender feet became red when her friends told her that her feet should be painted red, separated from him? Has he agreed to to provide protection to me.
I who am like a dog due to the grace of my lord has been become great,
Like the poison swallowed by Shiva with a low matted hair becoming famous?”
6488.”Ravana whose mind is filled with passion , did not agree to my words,
And now will not the Sun God who travels in a chariot with one wheel go above Lanka?
If this is the stable thought that has come out from the mind of Rama ,
If this is the mercy that he is showing me , Would the Asuras stay alive? I am crushed.”
6489.”The great people of mercy who have a very pure mind , even if,
Others do to them great acts of misery ,would they change from their own goodness?
Like the ocean when it was churned by using a huge black mountain
Making fire sparks to come out of it giving nectar to the Devas.
6490.” Rama who is the helper of the sages who have adopted penance as their Dharma,
Considering me as some one related to him , has given me refuge and support ,
And due to that though I belong to the Asura clan which is not wise and ,
Does not do any act of Dharma , have not become belonging to a elevated higher birth,
And due to that I have also escaped from going to hell.”
6491.Sugreeva , the son of Sun God whose attitude has been changed by the words of Rama,
Looked at Vibheeshana and told, “Does not Rama who is an expert in differentiating between,
Good and bad , treat those who surrender to him better than his own soul?
And that faultless lord has great wish to see you
And so scholar , we will go there without wasting any more time with great speed.
6492.Similar to a mountain touching the clouds and the Mery mountain going ,
Followed by various other mountains going with very great speed , those two ,
Who has done great luck to surrender at the feet of Rama reached the place of Rama,
Who with one arrow has burnt seven trees which were standing in a circle.
6493.Surrounded by the monkey heroes , with his younger brother guarding him ,
The son of the Lord of all the land surrounded by four oceans , Rama was standing ,
Similar To Lord Vishnu who is surrounded by ocean of milk ,
With Meru mountain by his side , like a black ocean full of lotus flowers.
6494. In the middle of the monkey army who were capable of picking up the world ,
By their hands and tossing it up Rama was looking like Lord Vishnu , who was resting ,
In the ocean of milk with very cool tides which was all over nothing but white ,
Surrounded by the saluting Devas , who had got up after sleep.”
6495. He saluted Rama who was like the eye balls of lady Sita with a lustrous forehead,
Sitting in the sandy place which was curved like the pretty eye brows of lady Sita
And which was like spread out pretty pearls which were suitable for wearing
And which was white and long showing his own black colour.
6496.He saluted Rama who did not wear a garland of pearls which was looking like,
The coming of water rich clouds of the rainy season with its rainbow removed,
And who had pretty shoulders from which the gem studded armlets have been removed,
Looking like the Mandhara mountain which was used to churn the ocean
From which Vasuki which has been used as rope has been removed.
6497, He saluted Rama who had a face like the full moon with all its crescents,
Which was showering rays of mercy similar to the moon light from moon,
And who had matted hair which was kept as per the orders of his step mother ,
After he had given the gem studded crown given by his father to his younger brother.
6498.Vibheeshana after seeing the greatly valorous hero Rama , with hair,
Standing erect all over his body , With tears flowing freely from his eyes,
And with his mind melting in emotion thought “This one is with pretty eyes,
Looking like a black mountain and that is not so he looks like,
The black cloud bearing lotus flowers and even if that is not right ,
Is he lord Vishnu who is fully dripping with grace ,
Or is he that god of Dharma , who happens to be black.” Said he with wonder.
6499.He became extremely happy thinking that his elder brother Ravana helped him,
Fall at the divine feet of Rama who is the father of Lord Brahma ,and who is the elder brother ,
Of Bharata who had the greatest wealth of wearing the sandals of this great one
Not bothered to wear the gem studded crown , so that he can get himself,
Completely rid of the disease of birth death cycle which appears like a fire fly..
6500.”That Rama who cures the incurable disease of the birth cycle even among,
The very great people who have done great penance was ready to kill all the asuras ,
By sending very sharp pointed arrows at them . What can be told about his readiness?
And all those Asuras who were to be killed by Rama had done great penance “ thought he.
6501, Vibheeshana thinking like that , lifted both his hands above his head wearing ,
A lustrous crown at Rama who looks with love and mercy on others,
Melting even the stones and trees and whenever he looked at him with kindness ,
Fell on the earth and saluted him and again fell at the divine feet,
Of that Rama who is like the ocean in giving all boons to his devotees.
6502. With his face showing the conviction that his Asura birth is over ,
With tears flowing from his eyes , Vibheeshana fell on the earth to salute Rama,
And that Rama saw him with his eyes full of mercy and said, “Get up
And please sit down” and offered him a seat by his flower like hands.
6503.Rama who had the wheel of rule looked at Vibheeshana and grace ,
Ebbing out from his mind ,and told, “As long as the fourteen worlds and ,
My name exists , the wealth of kingship of Lanka which is in the middle of the sea,
Where Asuras with shining teeth live would be yours. I have given it to you.”
6504.AS soon as Rama told these words all the movable and non movable,
Beings of the worlds separately shouted that they have got good life ,
And we do not know whether they did it seeing the divine grace of Rama ,
Or because they thought of the Dharma of Vibheeshana who surrendered to Rama.
6505,When Vibheeshana said , I have been saved” and due to his good fate saluted Rama ,
The very pretty Rama looked with grace at Vibheeshana with a very black body and said,
“Oh Lakshmana who never sleeps , please crown this Vibheeshana who has surrendered to us,
And became our great friend and also one who has faultless fame.”
6506.Vibheeshana who had the ability to know good things that are to happen ,
Looked at Rama and said, “Oh Lord , You have given me the very famous wealth ,
Which never gets destroyed but since I was born as a brother of the evil Ravana ,
Please make me wear your feet as the crown, by which you had,
Already crowned Bharata so that ,my duty due to birth is cut off.”
6507.”Along with Guha we became five brothers earlier and after that ,
Along with Sugreeva who was the son of Sun God who goes round Meru,
Mountain, we became six .Oh Vibheeshana who came here ,
With heart full of love to us , along with you now we are seven brothers,
My father giving the life in a forest where others cannot enter
Has become your father too and is shining with his sons.”
6508.”Oh Lord , What is there for me to tell in the middle , I who has,
Been born like a dog , along with your brothers you have made me your brother too,
And I have become the best of your slaves’ saying this ,
With doubt and fear removed from him he wore the crown,
Which was touched by the divine feet of Rama, on his head.”
6509.After wearing the sandals of Rama on his head he stood like a mountain ,
Which had red coloured Sun at his top and he was the king of all Rakshasa clan
Rama and Lakshmana were overjoyed by seeing him and all people there were happy,
And all the matchless Devas greeted him and showered flowers on him.
6510.The seven oceans , earth and heaven made tumultuous sound ,
The drums tide by hide gave out an auspicious and divine sound,
The devas rained gold coins, the soft scented powders covered the sky,
And great sound of tumultuousness arose at that place.
6511.Lord Brahma who was sitting on the well grown lotus flower thought that,
Due to Sita who spoke nectar like words my clan had gone down by slipping out of Dharma,
And today it has again risen up and became happy and the God of Dharma,
Created great sound by telling “From today the evil wealth of Ravana has come to an end.”
6512.When things were happening like this ,Rama looked at Lakshmana and told,
“Oh stable prince , go along with Vibheeshana and walk around the army camp,
Of the monkey army so that Vibheeshana understands the extent of wealth he has got.”
6513,Lakshmana then made Vibheeshana of endless good qualities along with ,
The crown of sandals on his head on a plane made by sandal wood and made ,
The monkey warriors carry that plane telling “Vibheeshana has today got,
Wealth equal to Indra and Lakshmana and Vibheeshana ,
Who were heroes with broad shoulders went round the army camp.
6514.Lord Brahma who searched for the divine feet of Rama which is difficult to see,
Even for the sages seeing them when Lord Vishnu assumed the form of Trivikrama ,
Gave a ceremonial anointing of those feet with pure water so that,
Those who dip in it lose their five types of sins and became devas of heaven,
Who can tell about the greatness of those who carry the divine feet on their head?
6515.All the great ones of the world seeing the greatness of Vibheeshana ,
Consisting of Sages, devas , greatly wise people , Those who live with devotion,
Those who completed Yagnas and all those of very great penance , till to day say,
“Who else have got the great luck of Vibheeshana who had lustrous white teeth?”and became surprised.
5.Ilangai kelvi Padalam
Chapter on questioning about city of Lanka.
(Rama when alone starts sorrowing over the fate of Sita. His monkey fiends console him.Rama calls Vibheeshana and enquires from him the military strength of Lanka. Vibheeshana gives detailed information IN Valmiki Ramayana Ravana tries to influence Vibheeshana by sending spies. This is not there in Kamba Ramayanam. Vibheeshana does not give this detailed info on Lanka in Valmiki Ramayana. Vibheeshana also informs in detail about exploit of Hanuman in Lanka in Kamba Ramayanam. This is not there in Valmiki Ramayanam.)
6516, After Vibheeshana went round the army camp and came back,
And saluted the divine feet of Rama , he was provided with a limit less,
Place to stay in that camp and sent back and after that,
The Sun God thinking that its rays are hot , reduced its rays and set.
6517.After doing his salutations to the dawn, Rama became greatly depressed and,
Breathed heavily and the God of love with his arrows of flower ,
Started staying there and the dusk with the colour of fire ,
Came and the sky became very dark .
6518. The strong darkness which had hidden itself during the day time ,
Scared of the sun occupied the entire world just like the black ocean
And just like freshly opened flowers crowding all over the lake ,
The stars started crowding the sky.
6519.Rama the expert archer who was becoming sad thinking about ,
Sita who made her hair up in various ways , as soon as he saw night ,
Thought that the sky with its stars was like a jasmine garden.
6520.That moon then came up holding the light which was its sword,
Saying that today I will win over the husband of Sita ,
Who by her matchless face , made me go down and became victorious .
6521.That moon threw the net called the white coloured moon light
Throughout the world , telling that,
Even if she hides herself without being visible to his eyes
And if her colour is somewhere I would catch her now itself.
6522.The black ocean coming with tumultuousness . waving its big tides,
Which were looking like its hands said, “This Rama has stolen my black colour
And with the help of the monkeys wants to build a bund over me ,
But now he has coming within my reach” and came up.
6523. The very old ocean , which produces very huge sound ,whose body has aged
Over several eons was looking as if Its outer skin has been removed and
The moon light spread in between the sand dunes as if milk is being poured.
6524.With teeth like the scented jasmine buds , with its body,
Having black lines made by the bees , with red eye which was like honey,
The breeze called tiger which likes to wander ,
Came out of the mountain cave breathing heavily .
6525.On the chest of Rama who using his arrows pierced the chest of Vali,
Who had earlier churned the ocean of milk by his bare hand as well as pierce,
The seven tall and curved trees was hit by the arrows of God of love ,
And it was also hit by the swords called moon light.
6526.Rama saw his own body , thought of her who was like his sweet soul,
Thought about sufferings she has undergone and could not think about any other thing,
He saw the ocean which was in front of him , saw the island on which Ravana ,
Who abducted her lived and then saw the bow that was in his hand.
6527.Rama then thought about the great culture of Sita who over hips,
Wore pretty ornaments with great workmanship and due to increase ,
Of his love sickness he had a mind which was affected by lunacy,
And could he forget the divine mouth of Sita filled with beauty ,
Which was made of the red beads as well as pearls?
6528.At that time , Sugreeva the son of Sun God looked at Rama and told,
“What is the need of this thought as well as depression , for you are one,
Who can think about the jobs that need to be done and who can complete it.
Why are you not thinking along with Vibheeshana who has come seeking us ,
And plan about our future acts which would do good to us ?”
6529.Then Rama regained his balance and after consoling himself,
Said to the monkey soldiers , “Please bring the good and wise Vibheeshana here,”
And they reached Vibheeshana and requested him to come and meet Rama ,
And he who has left evil acts and does only good acts , came to the place of Rama.,
6530.”Oh person with good character , please tell me about the security of Lanka,
Which is surrounded by the ocean , about the hero Rakshasas who wear heroic anklets there,
And about the size of the Lanka army wearing garland of victory.” asked Rama to Vibheeshana.
6531.Vibheeshana stood up to answer those questions and Rama asked ,
That very wise one to take his seat and he started answering ,
The many faultless questions that were asked by Rama ,
With great culture and with hands held in salutation above his head,
So that these matters could be understood by Rama clearly.
6532.”The father of Hanuman, the wind God thinking of completely disturbing,
The very stable northern Meru mountain which was golden , broke ,
Three of its peaks and put them in the ocean that was full of water.
6533.”Of Rama who has good life ahead of him , the compound wall ,
Built around city of Lanka is seven hundred Yojanas broad ,
And hundred Yojanas deep and looks like something ,
Which surrounds the entire world and is so tall ,
That it is not reachable to the Sun and the moon.”
6534.”If we start thinking about the treacherous works on that wall ,
The greatness of its machines , the great wall with its great security ,
Our life span may not be sufficient to do it. What is the point ,
In telling many things? The black sea round it , is its moat,
Which can be verified by you yourself.”
6535. “In the lustrous northern gate of the city , those who guard it ,
Are all of great strength and would not retreat for any thing and they,
Are fourteen crore people, they say.How can we say that they are ,
Similar to the god of death at deluge? They are all as great as Lord Shiva travelling on a bull.
6536” Those cruel people who guard its western gate have some greatnesses,
They are two crore more than the number of people in the northern gate ,
And if they see with their eyes slightly folded They would even,
Eat away the God of death along with his blood and soul.”
6537. “The bad people who guard the southern gate are od sixteen crores,
They all have huge bodies like the mountain, how can I describe their cruel acts?
For they are capable of defeating the God of death and changing his rule.”
6538. “Those debased people who guard the eastern gate are also sixteen crores,
In number and have the strength to lift the mountain like Elephants of directions,
Which have huge tusks , catching their legs and dashing them against the wild land , and killing them.”
6539.”Those cruel people do not sleep and guard the city thinking that ,
The Devas may attack them and their size is said to be thirty two crores,
And they also hide their real forms and wander about in a different form.”
6540. Behind and the front of that long compound wall which is clearly visible,
There are other soldiers who never sleep and since they eat only wind,
They rotate like a kite in search of that wind and they say they are hundred crores in number.”
6541. There are three such compound walls which are guarded like this,
Is it necessary to tell about the matchless greatness of those walls.
And that true and great city of Lanka is guarded by,
Ninety crores of ruthless and evil people.
6542.”The people who were honoured by Ravana and who have got great wealth by him,
And those who are against Dharma , those who have limitless strength ,
And those who would not disobey Ravana ’s orders ,
If enemies come to fight with him would number to sixteen crores.”
6543. “There are security staff there with very angry eyes , seeing which,
We would say, “This is not poison but eyes”, who believe that blinking their eyes,
Is not their job , who stand at the door of the Palace of Ravana ,
Which are like the Meru mountain of the north who walk ,
Around it clock wise and anti clock wise and they are sixty four crores in number.”
6544. “Apart from this in that very broad palace of Ravana , in the courtyard,
Where the bell for complaint has been tied there are large number of security staff.
If their nature has to be described they are capable of lifting all the worlds .
By using their arms and are having more power than a mountain.,
And such people would number a crore of crores.
6545.”The number of chariots in the army of Ravana is ten thousand padmams ,
The number black mountain like elephants with red dot in their face are double that,
The horses with very strong legs which carry people are double of even that,
The camel army is double that of the horse army wearing garlands.”
6546. “Oh Lord who has the wheel of ruling , what is the point in repeatedly,
Telling about all these by a ghost like me ? If we start destroying huge army that Ravana,
Has assembled in the world , it would continue till the end of the world ,
And still his army will be remaining ,.Its number is one thousand Vellam.”
6547.”This is the security of Lanka and this is number of their army .
The sword that Ravana takes on his right hand belongs to Ravana
Who had pretty shoulders wearing garland of victory and has been given,
To him by lord Shiva and his brothers have indestructible strength ,
And have obtained several type of boons due to the penance that they did.”
6548.”He has an Asura chief called Akambha who has done great penance for several eons,
Who does not have any other pleasure except going for war , who had received great boons,
Who owns a huge army , who is like Lord Narasimha without nails and teeth ,
And he is capable of drinking the entire water of the ocean with tides.
6549.”He has another Asura chief called Nikumbha who has a nine crore army ,
Consisting of horses, elephants, and chariots which can go over the mountains ,
And an angry army who are experts in bow and he drives on the sky ,
And has achieved great victory over the fire God who came travelling on a fierce goat .”
6550.”There is also Kumba who has an army numbering ten crore consisting,
Of chariots, horses , elephants , who won in war Sidhas who live in the golden heaven ,
And imprisoned them and who is more cruel that Sun at deluge.
6551. “There is also a valorous soldier called Mahendra , who is capable of cheating illusion,
Who is capable of making his own mother worried , who has chariot army of ten crores ,
Drawn by ghosts , Yalis , Elephants as well as donkeys.”
6552. “There is a cruel Asura called Yajna Shatru who is the chief of twenty crores ,
Of Asuras living on the mountain , who is an expert in eating away people by his teeth,
Making the saying, those who live today may not be there today”, true ,
And who has won over Devas in battle several times.”
6553,”There is another Asura wearing an anklet called Surya Shatru who can eat away,
All the people in the earth as we’ll as in the heaven within a day ,
Who had an army greatly lustrous weapons which numbers to eight crores,
And who had fearsome eyes which were burning like fire .”
6554.There is another Asura called Maha Paksha who is chief of a powerful army ,
Of fourteen crores of Asuras , who is stronger than the mountain, and whom devas ,
Able sages , Brahma and the other trinity are scared to talk face to face and only talk from the sides .
6555. “There is also an Asura called Vajradantha who is an enemy who can even face ,
The God of death , Who chas the strength to win over Lord Shiva who has a trident ,
Who has a burning face with anger resembling the sun above us ,
And who is the chief of an army consisting of eight crore Asuras.”
6556. “There is an Asura called Pisascha who has an army of ten crores soldiers ,
Who never tremble before their enemies, Who has never been defeated in war,
Who has the strength which except him no one possesses and who in a cruel battle,
Fought according to his wish crushed and uprooted an an army of Yakshas,
Ground them by his hand and smelled them and who is mad to fight in battle.
6557.”There is an Asura caller Dunmukha who has a big army of fourteen crores,
Consisting of chariots with wheels , elephants , horsers , archers and foot soldiers,
Who can dig the earth and churn it , who talks with fire sparks emit from his mouth,
And who has completely left off doing acts of Dharma.”
6558. “There is an Asura called Virupaksha who is the king of the ten crore
Army of garlanded spear army which live in islands in the middle of the ocean,
Who waged a war with Vinjayars who were experts in war with swords ,
And made their fame get reduced and who blinks giving out fire sparks.”
6559.”There is another Asura called Dhoomraksha , who has won over the devas ,
And drove them out , who is chief of one Padma army with garlanded flags ,
Who if some one tells it is a corpse of a soldier and another tells that,
It is time to take it to burial ground , prevents them from doing it but eats it.”
6560. “Oh lord with greatness , the matha who was an expert in warfare,
And another Matha who can churn an army were both famous as ,
The Mandara mountain put by the devas in ocean of milk and have ,
A very huge navy and there are none who are as powerful as they are ,
And due to them all the worlds that exist in this world would get confused.”
6561. “These very efficient ones stand greatly in support of Ravana and ,
Are great experts in war fare and now I would tell you how many thousands they are.
There is Prahastha who is mad after war who has double the army of all those,
Whom I have described earlier and he only thinks after he starts action.”
6562.”This Prahastha is the guard of Ravana ‘s army and he is the one who ,
Sent several times hot arrows like rain, making Indra’s elephant in rut on which Sindhoora,
Is applied totter and cross the seven seas in fear and made all the devas ,
Leave their homes , run away and wander all over the place.”
6563.”There is then Kumbhakarna , who is the brother of Ravana who had ,
Earlier destroyed the Devas completely , who by his two hands , took away,
The four tusks of Iravatha which were looking like four crescents of moon
And wandered all over Similar to the red golden Meru mountain getting rut.”
6564.”Then there is Indrajit the son of Ravana who had imprisoned the great planets,
Sun and mon in a cruel prison , who has anger like raging fire , and after he tied,
Indra and put him in prison, those scars are there on his hands and legs even today on Indra.”
6565. “Then there is Athikaya who is the brother of Indrajit who did not get that name,
Because there was no Indra to be again put in prison, who is one who destroys,
The God of Dharma who kills those ,who go against Dharma , who does sinful acts,
Without bothering about it in his mind and has a completely strong bow.”
6566.”There are also other great sons of the great Ravana called Devanthaka , Naranthaka ,
And Trisiras Whom the world thinks that fighting with them trinity of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma ,
Who are the greatest gods would get defeated and also lose their greatness .”
6567. “This is the strength of the assistants , brother and sons of Ravana,
And now I would tell you about the ability of Ravana , as much as I know ,
He is the son of sage Visravas who is the son of Lord Brahma and ,
Has become great due to the boons given by Brahma and the three eyed Shiva.”
6568”.Lord Shiva who wears a hide of tiger with dots , who has with him.
All the five elements which no one tells as insignificant and things ,
Which came to being by their interaction along with Goddess Uma,
Were staying on the top of a silvery Kailas mountain ,
And Ravana uprooted that mountain and lifted it so that it touches the sky.”
6569”.He is so strong that on his very wide shoulders he pressed ,
The eight elephants which lift the broad earth on the eight directions ,
And broke their tusks with which they wanted to pierce his chest ,
And made three crores thirty three devas run away trembling.”
6570.”Ravana destroyed the asuras called Kalakeya along with their clan,
And broke their head with gem studded crown and after that ,
AS soon as some one tells “king of Lanka “ the foetus inside,
Pregnant Asura ladies, would get startled as if they heard a thunder.”
6571”.Lord Khubera who was hiding in his town Alakapuri , which had,
Ponds in which cranes used to play , lost his great wealth along with Goddess Lakshmi,
To Ravana and lost his respect , his plane and his great city ,
And ran away like a herd of deer seeing a lion and was shattered.”
6572.”Yama the lord of south thinking that the ten faced death causing Ravana ,
Would come to take away his soul also ran away showing his back thinking ,
That he would be wounded on his back escaped, lost his post,
And is spending his days thinking about his last days.”
6573. “ Let alone the Lord Surya who rises in the east so that the darkness goes away,
But even Aruna who sits as charioteer in front of him has not seen the city of Lanka,
And though Varuna was able in the use of his rope , in the war with Ravana ,
His rope was not snatched away from him and with fear he saved himself,
By hiding in the ocean with large number of sharks.”
6874.”Though the mountain called Ravana is destroyed , I would definitely say ,
The valour of that great one cannot be destroyed by dashing against him,
And whether Ravana dies today or dies after a few more days ,
He would never attain his death except through your hands.”
6875.”Many large number of people lost their strength by the iron rod of Hanuman ,
Out side the arched gate of Asoka Vana and they were more in number,
Than the uncountable sand particles near the sea and the old city of Lanka,
Was completely destroyed by the fire started by Hanuman and ,
Due to his strength the people of Lanka suffered like herd of goats chased by a tiger,”
6576.Eighty thousand people belonging to my clan, and their chiefs the Kinkaras ,
Who were looking like huge mountains rose up to fight with Hanuman ,
And he using his strong hands , legs as well as tail tied and killed them,
Like the Asuras of the Tripuras, who were killed by Lord Shiva.”
6577.”Oh Lord , A captain called Jambumali came along with his ocean like army,
To fight with him in great anger and he sent thousand thousands arrows at Hanuman,
And Hanuman pressed him with his hand and tied him with his own bow ,
And like God of death sent him to the heavens occupied by Devas.”
6578.”There were five commander in chiefs of Ravana who had breached,
The security of land of Devas and had insulted them and they came ,
With their army which was like a black sea and along with their relatives ,
And they were speedily destroyed like the white ant coming under leg of an elephant.”
6579.”As soon as they made Hanuman angry the blood which flowed from their bodies,
The skin of their body accumulated like the sand dunes at the bank of the black sea,
And Akshaya came like a raging fire and after snatching his mountain like boe ,
Hanuman made him in to a paste by his leg and that has not still dried.”
6580. “Who can understand and tell you that the number of Asuras whose body,
Was torn in to pieces and lying in side the huge walls mentioned earlier is beyond count,
Are there any more valorous soldiers in Lanka? And the huge fire set ,
By this Hanuman to the city of Lanks was put out by the flow of blood from their bodies.”
6581.” If we say that Ravana who has a shining sword and who was the king of Lanka,
Along with the garlands he wore , with sandal paste that he had applied ,
Had to stay on the sky for seven days , is there a need to tell more,
About the burning of Trikuta mountain , separately?”
6582.”I told you about the story of Lanka belonging to Ravana who had great valour ,
AS well as about the walls surrounding it and also the greatness of Ravana ,
I also told you about what happened there due to the coming of Hanuman,
And Lord Brahma who lives on the lotus flower again constructed the city.”
6583.”Oh Rama with great fame , My coming and surrendering to you here ,
Is not because I heard about the killing of Kara and his soldiers ,
As well as Vali by your flaming arrows but due to my seeing the ,
Destruction of Lanka by Hanuman singly because he got your grace ,
And also seeing how he killed all the Asuras of Lanka and went back.”
6584.After hearing all that was told by Vibheeshana who had become his friend,
Rama whose shoulders have become thin due to the parting for several days with Sita,
Who had an eye like a sword and like a peacock whose luck has matured
Looked at his emissary Hanuman and told the following words.
6585.”Oh valorous one , You alone have finished off more than half the army,
That had been collected by Ravana in Lanka , you set fire to the city of Lanka ,
Is there anything left there for me to do? From the news told by Vibheeshana ,
I understand that you did not get her freed and bring her with you ,
Possibly with an intention that I should show my prowess with bow there.”
6586.”Oh Hanuman who has shoulders which appear to have been made by gold,
All the place are filed with the prowess shown by your shoulders .
WE would reach Lanka , fight some wars showing the prowess of our shoulders,
But will that war done along with a huge and capable army ,
Be considered as great as the war that you did alone ,What a great job,
Would we do , and what great fame would we earn?”
6587.”Oh Hanuman who is personification of blessed deeds, Along with my own strength,
Added with the strength of Ravana has made by you as yours and I have given you ,
The great status of Lord Brahma who created all the three worlds ,Receive it and become great.”
6588.As soon as Rama told this , Hanuman Got up and saluted Rama by falling down on earth,
Did not talk anything to shyness due to the great praise of Rama and that Hanuman,
Saluted him again . And all those monkeys who were standing there along with Sugreeva,
Felt the great joy equal to getting salvation , when they heard about Hanuman ‘s victory.
6.Varunanai vazhi vendu padalam
Chapter on requesting God Varuna or the way.
(On advice of Vibheeshana does seven days penance to seek help of Lord Varuna. He does not come.Rama gets angry. Sets fire to the ocean .Then he takes Brahmastra and was about to send it.Varuna comes apologizes and requests Rama to build a bridge.He also Requests Rama to kill a group of troublesome Asuras by the Brahmastra,. IN Valmiki Ramayana Lakshmana requests Rama not to use Brahmastra. There Brahastra converts the Maru desert in to a fertile plane)
6589. Rama asked Vibheeshana, “Oh very learned person , if this sea comes under our control,
Suppressing these three worlds and destroying it would not be difficult for our shoulders.
Please think about some method so that our great exuberant army ,
Can cross this blue cruel sea that is spread before us .”
6590.Vibheeshana replied , “this ocean has been dug by your forefathers and has spread ,
And that God of the ocean knows that you have left the form of God and has taken form of man,
And so with kindness it will give us boons and so find out how we can cross it ,
You surrender to this ocean with big waves and ask the way from it itself.”
6591Rama said , “The words of the king of Lanka are great “ and agreed to the proposal,
And then with his very close friends walking on both sides , that very strong Rama ,
Reached the beach and by that that time the horses drawing the chariot of the sun god,
Dragged his chariot up from the rising mountain and took it up in the sky .
6593.Praying for a way through the sea so that young lady Sita ,
Who had been imprisoned by Ravana could be freed , as per the advice of the Vedas,
The ocean of mercy Rama spread Durbha grass on the sea shore ,
And was lying on it facing the ocean after saluting as per rule God Varuna,
He was meditating on the Varuna Manthra.
6594.All the dust of the beach settled on Rama and his pretty face was caressed by the rays of the Sun, which were hot and faultless and Rama was lying down there with closed eyes,
And spending one day was like spending an eon and seven days passed by .
But Varuna the king of the ocean with ebbing tides did not come.
6595.Thinking that” we did not hear from the king of the sea who was very proud ,
Either yes or no ,” like fire appearing in the flowing water , due to great anger,
The lotus like eyes of Rama became red due to great rage.
6596.Becoming extremely sad thinking , “When I who am greatly sad due to losing my wife
Requested humbly Lord Varuna to give me a way , does Varuna hide from me,
To show his unwillingness “ With a breath that was like fire with long light ,
Bent his healthy high brows like a bow which is tied by a string.
6597.”If a person does not request any thing from any body , if such a one goes ,
And requests some thing from others, that one would not move away,
From inferior status, Today when I requested Lord Varuna,
For a way to go to Lanka he has refused, good, good,”
Said Rama with great anger with a laugh anger and laughed,
An angry loud laugh producing great fumes.
6598.”Possibly that Varuna who is the king of the ocean thought that,
I am holder of an inferior bow and due to my being one whose wife,
Has been abducted from me , he thought perhaps that I am a man,
Without proper valour and developing a bad opinion about me ,
Became one without any mercy on me ,” Rama told.
6599.”If we want to get a thing from another person, one method ,
Would be to protect him and get it from him and the other one,
Would be to wage a war , become victorious , drive him away ,
And then get it from him , and this has been a practice from olden times .
In spite of that I wanted to request Varuna and get it from him ,
Which is not suitable to my nature and so stealing the way would be better’
There is no point in talking further “Said Rama.
6600. “Let the devas see the my inferiority in standing here alone with a bow,
And without an army and the greatness of the ocean with fishes ,
Who considered me as useless because I left my home , lived in the forest ,
And became flabby by eating only vegetables and fruits ,
And developed a huge body and unnecessary flesh.”
6601,”Because of my begging Varuna being scared of evil , he thought that I am simple ,
And has not come and so I would make by using me arrow powder the seven oceans ,
Make the five elements come and salute me and cry so that they can live ,
And my monkey atmy without any fear would enter the sea and walk in the sea.’
6602,”The really wise people who has enjoyed the joy of salvation , if this come to this world,
And if those people had some specialties some one likesbut they would not like to,
Find out who they are and appreciate them due to their small form and even though small people ,
Possessed fire like valour they would not get scared of them because,
People who see an inferior form , would not try to understand their greatness.”
6603. When Lord Rama with slightly less control over his mind, looking like,
The angry Sun at time of deluge and who had face losing its normal luster,
Asked several times to his younger brother Lakshmana ,”Please give me the bow”,
Several times, Lakshmana also tortured by anger with eyes ,
Giving out flames of fire , Gave the bow to Lord Rama.
6604.After taking the cruel bow given by Lakshmana , Rama tied the quiver ,
Full of arrows on the right side of his mountain like shoulders ,
Wore the covering to his fingers , drew the string of the bow ,
And the sound that was produced , brought to an end ,
The love tiff that Uma the consort of Lord Shiva , with her lord.
6605.After selecting arrows which were sharp and considered as best ,
Which were more numerous than the rain drops and were the best ,
And which were like the rays of sun at deluge which would drink away,
All the sea water , Rama sendt those hort arrows towards the ocean.
6606.Bending his very strong bow which was greater than the seven mountains,
Of Lord Vishnu , like the crescent of moon during waxing period , sent arrows ,
Which were three times more powerful than the fire at deluge which burns away ,
All the movable and immovable beings , aimed at the ocean.
6607.Making the fish , serpent and sky touching mountains as fire wood,
And due to the burning of the trees by the fire on the sea , making ,
The water with foam of the sea as ghee , which was lit by fire like arrows of Rama ,
It appeared as if the pit called the Ocean has become an altar where fire is burning.
6608.The Arrows which were sent by that cruel bow of Rama , after filling,
All the seven oceans with smoke and appeared like the flame of fire ,
Which is seen as deluge and further travelled with great anger ,
And put out the darkness which was there beyond the horizon.
6609.Due to the arrows sent by Rama hitting the soul point of the whales,
They all fainted and these arrows also burnt the Karpaga trees in the sky,
And similar to fire and thunder falling the water of the sea went towards heaven,
6610.Due the fire with hot sparks which was burning greatly , burnt
The moving clouds in the sky and being fried, those clouds became a dust,
And started falling down and the sea water also went up and rose above,
The limits of the sea and the smoke rising from that went up ,
And dried the hair of the dancing girls of heaven who were dancing.
6611Because those straight arrows without any bent were hitting every chest
The sharks bled and died and the pieces from them were scattered everywhere,
And hit by those arrows the whales were also cut and their pieces spread everywhere.
6612 Due to hundred, thousand and crores of arrows entering the sea ,
The fire rose up throwing ash and burnt all the mountains and because ,
Those arrows went down and reached Patala and the bed of the sea ,
Became slushy , rose up and the the thousand heads of Adi Sesha were baked.
6613.Due to war efficient arrows of Rama burning with great flame,
Like the clan of one telling false witness getting completely destroyed,
The fishes started getting destroyed along with their clans and,
The row of palm fishes started wandering with arrow in their body.,
And were looking like long wooden ships travelling in the sea.
6614. The blood that flowed from the bodies of fishes hit by the arrows,
Mixing with the fire was looking like the sky at sun set and that measureless,
Sea due to the long arrows piercing it row by row burnt the fishes in to coal.
6615,Due to the sharp arrows sent by Rama who was the king of the world .
Drinking away water , the water in the sea dried leaving very little water there,
And that black sea with all its sides surrounded by fire ,
Which was difficult to be put out , the sea was like frying pan ,
In which the fishes were getting fried in the ghee.
6616, Due to countless cruel arrows going through their blood stained mouth ,
And due to that their drinking measureless amount of sea water ,
The huge heaps of lustrous gems that were lying in the sea bed
Were lying there unquenchable fire embers producing great heat ,
And was heating boiling the entire sea.
6617.Due to arrows drying away all water and the entire sea becoming dry,
The dead fishes , conches , vegetables and roots were seen lying ,
Here and there with their entire body being cooked well ,
And those which were lying on the slushy mud looked ,
As if they were fried deeply due to entire water becoming steam.
6618. Those hot shaking arrows hitting each other , fire was produced ,
And it started burning like a big bamboo forest and all the wishes got well cooked,
And all the other beings that were living in the ocean were hit by the arrows,
Shed lot of blood which mixed with the tides of ocean and lashed on the banks.
6619. Due to the cruel arrows sent by Rama piercing them , the boiling water of the sea,
Which rose up , the tall trees which were stable in the earth and also the mountains ,
Started burning as if they were anointed by oil.
6620.The arrows chosen by Rama who was the lord of all gods went faster than mind ,
Saying ‘This is the curse given by Lord Brahma “ and without deviating from its aim,
And due to that the very huge fire with burning flames rose up that sea,
Was having look of a pond with scented waters and fully opened red lotus flowers.
6621. “If we say properly would the angry outburst of great people not turn,
In to an event causing good?. WE have seen it personally now . Due to too much ,
Of salt in the water which does not reduce , we call it a salty ocean ,
But now that bad name has been removed by Rama and it would be called Arrow ocean.”
6622, After swallowing all big universe globes which are stacked one over the other ,
During the deluge, Lord Vishnu protects them and to him is it a great deed,
To dry the water of the ocean? The earth is eaten by the water ,
Which spreads everywhere and fire has the ability to eat away that water ,
And he had establish this fact as truth by his act .
6623. The great sages who were doing auspicious penance normally,
Live day and night in that ocean but their body was not scalded ,
BY these hot arrows because they always meditate on the divine feet,
Of the lord they were easily going about in the raging fire as if it is a stream of water .
6624.Due to huge smoke surrounding all the four directions ,
The horses which were drawing the chariot of Sun God ,
Lost their green colour and assumed black colour , lost theitr way,
And being perplexed were not able to proceed any further .
6625”.Though Rama knew about the pain of separation , behaving like ,
One who does not know and his arrows have searched ,
And killed our lady birds”, saying this all male birds jumped in fire and died.
6626. That black sea which keeps on moving impatiently , due to fire,
Spreading in all directions due to the arrows sent by Rama,
Was looking like a burning bamboo forest , is there a need to tell this?
And due to heavy smoke surrounding , the Devas who never blink their eyes ,
Started blinking and also they had sweat on their bodies.
6627.All those swans which got bad name as their gait was not comparable ,
To that of Sita who cannot even walk on the flower , due to there being,
No path without fire , flew on the sky in all directions and just like,
The fame of the sea god getting destroyed , they also were destroyed.
6628.All those water fowls which were living in the ocean ,
Which was spread everywhere , started going on the sky ,
But fell on the raging fire and got burnt ,
And the clouds which were not able to travel on the sky .
Were burnt by the fire all over became powdery and fell down.
66 29. Since the burning fire surrounded everywhere , those who died,
Falling on the fire died and those which did not die , not able to find,
Their eggs as the fire was everywhere went to some other safe place ,
And whenever they saw white pearls , they mistook them for their eggs.
6630.”Oh sinners , we thought that the great one called Rama was but a man,
And lacked the capacity to know his great prowess “ said some monkeys ,
Living in water , Showing their white teeth , and instead ,
Of surrounding the sea , they started jumping on the sky.
6631.The Avunas who had spear coated with blood and flesh ,
Who were habituated to do great evil and who were living ,
Hidden under the long sea lost their life due to heat of Rama’s arrows ,
And they were floating in the ocean like the mountains.
6632.Due to the fire emanating from arrows of Rama all those golden planes,
Flying in the sky melted and dropped down and they were looking,
Like the water pouring when the water pot breaks and ,
The rivers of the sky became completely dried up ,
And even the fishes of the sky(stars ) got baked.
6633.The arrows of Rama which had drunk all the water of the ocean,
Like Sage Agasthya were great , were able to grow fire ,
Were those who only go according to Dharma , Were having great penance ,
And because they were greatly enraged had several forms.
6634.Due to the fiercely burning in the tumultuous ocean with great tides,
The entire earth surrounded by ocean along with gardens started burning ,
Even the huge compound wall of Lanka was burnt and the Rakshasas there ,
Were telling “That emissary of Rama has again come to Lanka to torch it” and were jolted.
6635.The trikoota mountain which was as lustrous as the Sun , due to the fire,
Started melting like lac and due to blood also mixing with it ,
It was looking red like Murukka flowers and all the coral reefs,
Of the sea were also completely burnt and were similar to heap of charcoal.
6636. The big fishes which can be called the famous great mountains ,
Try to stay in one place and save their lives and became unfit to live and
Travelling in between hot waters , they thought the fire would be better ,
And with very shaking and shivering body they jumped to the land.
6637. After the arrows sent by Rama destroyed the curly ocean tides ,
Which ate them there was no water left in the sea for the fire to eat,
And so those arrows started going all round the earth ,
With a luster similar to Sun and went even to ,
The land of serpents so that darkness is removed from there.
6638. They went along with ocean whose top is of black colour and the earth,
Also goes along like molten steel and got in to them and also ,
Proceeded beyond the horizon and mountain of setting and ,
Went to other universes and the huge after sea after that.
6639. All the raised land in the midst of the ocean were broken ,
And the collection of gems that were dropping from there,
Appeared similar to the splitting of a big body and flow of blood from there
And because Rama ‘s arrows split the entire ocean there was no water in it ,
And huge water snakes were lying at the bottom similar to intestines.
6640.With water completely drying out in the sea , that ocean,
Looked like a box in which precious gems were stored
And since the sound producing conches which got out of there ,
Had arrows in the front side holes m, they looked like ladles .
6641.Since Rama had sent one hundred thousand arrows , the number,
Of hills inside the sea became , one lakh crores in number,
And each gem hitting one gem made in to one hundred gems,
But if noble people get angry , would those ,
Who get subjected to that anger , would not get reduced.
6642.When that Rama the lord of all beings who became hot due to great anger ,
Killed beings with stable lives they got the destruction less salvation ,
And like the fire spreading in the forest filled with large number of bamboo bushes ,
The fire from those arrows spread on all sides and reached the ocean.
6643.Due to the arrows which were like death spreading all over the sea,
The huge world who is our mother earth , after taking away ,
Her dress which was like the blue sky and dressed herself ,
Red dress with flowers on it and was looking very pretty.
6644, The arrows of Rama who cannot be reached by the knowledge
Of the wise people after drinking all the sea water ,left that sea,
And the northern fire in the middle of the sea got stronger ,
And got up and started running to reach another sea.
6645.Due to that fire completely surrounding the entire earth ,
And standing touching the sky , the light from that great fire ,
Was visible all over the world and on that day appeared as if,
It wanted to eat away the entire world, like the time of deluge.
6646. Due to the fire leaving the sea and standing erect spreading its heat,
All the Devas who stayed on the sky, went up further to the heavens ,
And from there went to the land of Lord Brahma and started living there,
And is it necessary for us to tell what the people living on earth did?
6647. Rama thinking “ What is the point in thinking about the sorrows .
That are likely to come ?I would make Varuna come here with great speed”
With great ebbing anger which could not be opposed by anybody ,
And started shooting The Brahmastra and devas were greatly disturbed.
6648.All the clouds started shouting , Varuna with his mouth dried wailed,
All the rivers in the world got dried up and all this happened due to the fear,
That who can escape the power of Brahmastra and all directions got powdered.
6649.The great sea which was beyond the universes started boiling ,
And what is the need to tell about seven oceans of the world ?
The lady who was sitting on the head of Lord Shiva for a long time was startled,
And the water in the water pot of Lord Brahma started boiling making KULUKULU sound.
6650.All the wise men and Devas became very miserable thinking “The lord,
Who created the world when he was merciful and who can hide it when needed ,
Is known to us but it looks as if we have not understood him .
This Varuna who is delaying arrival in spite of seeing the great anger of Rama ,
Is possibly a greater enemy to Rama than the asuras who are his enemies.
6651.He who was all alone ad created all the worlds from himself ,
Started getting very angry .All the elements scared as to how ,
They can escape from this anger as though they have ,
Not any mistake , they also may be punished and ,
They started berating Varuna , the God of the sea.
6652. Due to the spreading fire and the smoke that engulfed every where ,
Unable to find his way out , Varuna , with eyes which had lost its prettiness ,
Due to constant crying , with a heart that was melting due to love for Rama,
Scared and lifting his hands up in salutation , telling words of praise of Rama ,
Came speedily and then appeared before Lord Rama.
6653.”Oh Lord , I who was at the very end of these oceans did not know ,
That you have thought about me “ saying this as if to remove suspicion from Rama
That king of the ocean came walking in between the tides of that black sea,
Which was surrounded by fire .
6654.That Varuna the king ocean with tides came with words falling from his mouth,
With his head burnt by fire , with a mind greatly rattled , with a disfigured body,
Due to it catchinfg fire , like one who lost his eyesight due to great smoke ,
With great fear and being sad due to sorrow and with great pain.
6655.”Oh lord who is the chief of all these faultless worlds , if you , yourself,
Lose your temper with me , except your divine feet what other armour can I have ,
Except which I have seen nothing,. Is it not strange for you to burn the ocean?
To me who am living because of your strength ,. Is there any other strength?
I surrender to you”, like this he went on babbling again and again.
6656.”Oh Lord who lives as personification of Vedas, You are this sea water and,
You are the fire that burnt it and you are also all other elements ,
You are the final deluge that burns this world and you are all the beings ,
That live in those worlds .Oh Lord who lives forever, how can I forget you?
Due to the burning fire surrounding me I was almost destroyed,
And so please save me and also give me protection?”
6657.You would create all the world and after creating you would protect them,
And at the end of final deluge you would burn them with red fire and destroy them,
You are the one who keeps all the worlds in your belly and to you who can do anything,
Is any action impossible? By using a sharpened arrow you would destroy all the worlds ,
If we think , was there a necessity of this much anger against the dog like me?”
6658.’Oh Lord who as light remains in the middle of Sun who by the cruel sword ,
Of rays of sun light cuts off the forest called Darkness , Oh Lord who is the life of Vedas ,
Oh Lord who lives in the lotus like heart right from the ancient Brahma to ,
All beings who stand , I praise you , I salute you.”
6659.”Oh merciful lord , you saved the entire world by keeping it in your belly ,
Without any one knowing about it, Oh Lord who is the first among all beings,
Who took his form from the basic portion of Vedas which cannot be found fault with,
Oh primeval one who appeared when the elephant called you to protect him,
Riding on a Garuda and killed the crocodile and saving the elephant, I praise you, I salute you?”
6660.”You are my mother , you are my father , You are also everything ,
You are the beginning , you are the end , you are my luck, my loss,
And when I think like this , how is it proper to say I abused you,
When you who are the God who can do everything , does not know yourself,
How can I who am your slave claim to know your greatness.”
6661.He then kept as offering on the earth one lustrous garland ,
Which even made Sun God who removes darkness from every where inferior ,
And told, “If small people do mistake out of ignorance ,
The big people should pardon that, Oh God with thousand names ,
I am surrendering to you “saying like this he fell at feet of Rama.
6662.When the God of the sea showed his form which was as lustrous as,
A mountain burning in fire properly and said, “I surrender to you”,
Rama cooled down by leaving out his anger , just like the milk ,
Coming out due to exposure of great fire goes down by sprinkling of water.
6663.”Do not get scared .I am giving you protection , With love I am offering endless,
Salutations to you and request you tell why you did not come when I begged you to come ,
And came and stood before me when I became angry ,
Please tell me in a way that I can understand,” said Rama ,
And Varuna offered salutations to Rama and told.
6664. “I came to know only through your words the things that happened ,
To Lady Sita who is a more patient wife than the earth as I had not come from Devas,
“Oh pure one , I am telling as oath on you , I had gone to the seventh sea with heavy tides,
To end the war due to enmity among the fishes there and as,
I did not know anything which happened in between any where.”
6665.When Varuna told like Rama became merciful on him and said to him,
“Let this remain like this , but please tell me an aim to this arrow which is kept on my bow,”
And Varuna said, “Good , Oh Lord who has mountain like shoulders ,
I will tell you an aim that would remove the sorrows of this world.”
6666.”Oh king , In an island called Marugandhara which is an island in between the oceans,
There are more one hundred crores Asuras who keep on eating all beings ,
And due to that several parts of the earth have been destroyed and ,
Those people also do lot of harm to me and so send this arrow,
More lustrous than lightning on those cruel ones and kill them.”
6667. Lord Rama who is beyond the reach of the wisdom of greatly wise people,
Who have collected great books of wisdom , learned and thought about them,
Send the arrow telling it , “Go speedily and kill those Asuras along with their clans,
Who are more than one hundred crores in number “ and within a second ,
That godlike arrow destroyed all those Asuras and came back.
6668 . Would those who do only good deeds after great thought ,
Only good events happen and they would never be destroyed?
And did not that anger of Rama without doing any harm to Varuna,
But changed its direction towards the Asuras of Marugandhasa,
And did it not do very great harm to them?”
6669.That arrow of Rama went speedily to several Kadham distance ,
And killed those Asuras who were Asuras who were doing only evil,
By making smoke surround the Marugandhara Island by lighting it with fire,
And in this it was like the curse of great sages who knew all of the Vedas ,
And who were like light which can remove the inner darkness of people.
6670. That Rama who gives what they want to all those who want looked at Varuna,
And told, “You told “I surrender to you” and due to that I killed all the anger in me ,
Towards you . Please give me a way to go to Lanka because those evil people ,
Who reside there has made it to a moat to the evil country and are dancing there,
So that I would get the bad man who did not have strength to protect my wife”
6671. “Oh Lord with great penance , it is impossible even to me who is the king of sea,
To measure the depth and width of this ocean and even to the seven worlds,
Which are stacked , if sea is not there , no border exists .Oh Lord who always lives greatly,
If you decide to completely dry the ocean, there would be great delay ,
And all the members of huge monkey army would become restless and tired.” Said Lord of the sea.
6672.”Oh lord who is my father , if I make the water of the sea as hard as the stone ,
All the innumerable beings that live in the sea would quickly cease to live ,
And I would be holding in my hand all that is placed on me and so ,
Please construct a bund over my head and cross me using that bund.”
6673.Rama said, “well we will do that . If we build a bund over the sea,
Then the greatess of this cool sea would get destroyed by our doing it ,
And all the other four elements would become favourable to us ,
So bring hils , stack them on the sea and build a bund over it “
Ordered Rama to the monkeys and started to go to his place .
Varuna who had mercy of Rama in him also left.