7.Sethu Bandhana Padalam
Chapter on constructing the bund.
(This chapter describes how the Sethu (Bund/Bridge) to cross to Lanka was built under supervision of Nala and how Rama and his great army matches in to Lanka)
6675.Sugreeva the king of monkeys along with Vibheeshana the brother of Rakshasa king,
Along with several wise ones like Jambhavan, Hanuman and Angadha thought it over ,
And decided that to do all that needs to be done in a proper way ,
The best person would be Nala and summoned him there.
6676.The monkey architect Nala came there and addressing Sugreeva said,
“Oh king , why did you summon me?” and Sugreeva told him,”It is now our job,
To build a bund across the ocean with springing waves” and that faultless one,
Agreed to start the job of building the bund immediately.
6677 .”Oh dear son of Surya “If the job is to build a dam across the ocean,
I would build it in such a way that , that it would not have any difference with Meru mountain,
And it would be greatly pretty. Please order others to bring materials to build the dam.”
6678.Jambavan summoned all those except Rama, his younger brother Lakshmana,
Vibheeshana , the king of Lanka and Sugreeva the king of limitless Monkeys, and told them,
“All of you please come to build a dam across the ,
Black sea which surrounds Lanka “ and he called all others.
6679. Then the monkey army came carrying the limitless ,
Number of black mountains which were spread for a very long distance ,
One each in their two hands , two on their shoulders and one on their head,
And their coming appeared as if the other six oceans were coming there.
6680. Some were bringing mountains rolling them by their feet,
Carrying one mountain in between their hands and some ,
Were dragging by their tail a huge sky touching mountains,
Over which black rainy clouds were going round and round.
6681.That faultless architect called Nala , drove about ,
The monkeys requesting to bring more mountains ,
And even if three crores monkeys gave them the mountains ,
He received them by a single hand and arranged them,
And Thus by showing his great strength made the ocean tremble.
6682.When the big monkeys brought tall mountains , which touched the clouds ,
And threw them to him , Nala due to his learning caught hold of them alone,
Like the The philanthropist Chadayan of Vennainallur,
Protected those people who surrendered to him.
6683.When the victorious chiefs of the big monkey army uprooted,
Mountains on which the moon with stain like a rabbit moved around ,
The crowds of clouds made great sound and started flying away,
And the Yakshas and their ladies on the mountain went away from it.
6684.Due the huge mountains being uprooted by the monkey chiefs ,
Falling over one another , sparks came out of the water of the ocean,
And seeing this king Varuna got startled by not knowing who set fire to water?
6685.One chief of monkeys called Gavayaksha brought in his palm ,
Threw a mountain destroying the forests at the ocean,
All the pearls which were starry white fell down in the sea,
And they appeared similar to the stars in the sky.
6686.Due to monkey warriors throwing mountains with elephants in them,
Those pearls which have already reached the sky earlier ,
Attaching themselves to them they appeared like the sky ,
Wearing the clouds as dress and with big sun in it .
6687. Due to monkey warriors throwing mountain with bamboo forests ,
In to the ocean due to the water drops that rose up ,
And made wet the wide hips with hip belts,
Of the ladies of heaven and they became extremely shy.
6688.Due to huge honey dripping mountain being thrown ,
At the huge black sea with lots of ties , the mountains ,
That stacked the water was splashed up from the ocean water ,
And fell in the heavens and it appeared as if rain was falling in heavens also.
6689. Due to the monkeys throwing mountains encircled by clouds,
The elephants in rut which fell in to the sea, when caught by Crocodiles,
With cruel mouth wailed loudly and were similar to the elephant,
Which shouted, “Oh primeval one ,please save” , when caught by the crocodile.
6690.Due to the expelled honey , Sandalwood, Akil and other perfumed articles,
Spreading the good scent all over the ocean and increasing greatly ,
That sea which was smelling of meat , started giving out sweet smell,
Like the water in pot with mixed scented things.
6691. Due to monkeys throwing sweet fruits , eatable vegetables ,
Meat with honey , divine flowers that are liked by Gods and ,
Similar things in to the ocean the fishes were happy and shining.
And those sky reaching mountains with mango and other good fruit trees
Fell in the sea proving that the well cultured charitable people ,
Though they lose all their wealth would not lose their charitable nature.
6692. Those row of huge mountains which got fixed in the soil at bottom of the sea,
Attracted the fishes which wanted to eat the flowers with honey , vegetables and fruits ,
But did not get anything from there and thus resembled ,
The misers who keep on accumulating wealth without parting it from them.
6693.Those hoards of monkeys which were rotating like kites , when ,
They uprooted the mountains and threw them at the very huge ocean ,
The huge pythons that lived on the top of the mountains ,
Were trying to digest the elephants whom they had earlier swallowed,
Like the ignorant people not getting bothered by any calamity.
6694.The whales that live in the sea and the elephants in rut ,
With teeth which were shining like an ornament similar to lightning ,
Combining their trunks with holes with each other ,
Were seen fighting before the mountain like clouds at deluge.
6695,Due to the mountains brought and stacked by the monkeys ,
Falling one over the other, fire sparks were produced and due to that,
Pieces of their peak were thrown out reached the heavens ,
And not able to stand there with stability , fell down like ,
Those who do few blessed deeds reaching heaven and falling down.
6696. Attacked by the big sharks with very sharp teeth , lions,
Who were experts in fighting , the cruel tigers and male Yalis ,
Got killed in the water proving that , if we think properly ,
People who leave their place though they are strong there ,
Would definitely get defeated when they reach strange places .
6697.After drinking the honey from the hanging bee hives ,
From the mountains thrown by the monkeys , all the fishes of the sea ,
Jumped like monkeys and this is like charitable people,
Consciously not helping others but their wealth ,
Becoming useful to all beings of the earth.
6698.Due to the speedy throw of mountains carried by monkeys on the sea ,
Similar to toddy flowing from goblets , the bamboos from the mountains ,
Showering cold water showered pearls and this along with,
The pearls showered by Ippi fishes from their mouth and ,
Pearls showered by the right whorled conches , appeared as if a feast has been arranged.
6699.Due to stacking of The huge mountains touching the sky,
Done with great pain by the monkey warriors after uprooting them,
The ocean became just like land and due to,
Entering of ocean water the land around turned in to a sea.
6700.Due to the cruel lions, Yaalis and tigers and also all the products,
Of the forest from the closely kept mountains being in plenty,
Beach land was looking like regions with hills and mountains .
If the Great God who is the lord of all desires would not one become the other?
6701.Due to the mountains being thrown in the sea, the deer on those mountains ,
Felt that fishes in the sea are not proper for them to eat and did not eat them,
What can the animals from the mountain do but to the fishes in the sea ,
Which normally eat those animals did not bother and ate them.
6702. The animals on the mountain thinking that” if some one catches ,
Those who brought them up , cultured people would not ,
Go away from them instead of getting out of grace ,
And so we would not go away from this place”.
And decided to stay on the mountain even if it was thrown on the sea.
6703.The sages without any attachment thought ,
“This mountain gives us sweet fruits ,
Big ripe vegetables and is a place where We can do ,
Sweet penance in a comfortable manner “
And they also thought about end of the Asuras ,
But became very angry on the monkeys who uprooted the mountains.
6704.The cruel Asuras who do sinful acts and who live on the mountains,
Kept their hands on their heads saying , that they have lost the mountain,
And also felt that they did not have a stable place to live and reached Lanka.
6705.The crowds of Lions and Yalis which do not sink in sea water ,
And which also cannot move inside that water were there with great density ,
And were standing in a row on both sides of that faultless bund.
6706. There were many monkeys who were bringing huge mountains ,
Not knowing that once monkeys have put crystal mountains in the sea ,
And it was lying there , and thinking a need for a mountain to fill up the gap.
6707.When the powerful monkeys stacked the mountains ,
Giving great pain to the black of Goddess earth ,
The huge snakes came out from the caves and were seen hanging,
Make the one who sees conclude that the mountain also has roots.
6708.Next to the red shining Manikhya gem mountains some dark mountains,
Which are blue had been stacked and it looked like , Rama who is of the colour of the cloud,
Thinking that Varuna is bare necked because of his offering his Garland ,
To himself , gave a multi coloured garland to Varuna.
6709.Like the experts in Yoga whose soul leaves their body and
Attains a more suitable body for them , the pythons,
Jumped in to the sea when the monkeys threw the mountains,
And searched and found out their caves and entered in to them.
6710.What is the need to find out some thing to say in Comparison,
To that great bridge? By the mountain that was thrown ,
By the emissary of Rama in to the sea ,
All the fishes in that sea attained the heavens.
6711.Due to the long mountain put by Neela , the son of fire God ,
Touching the bottom most part of the earth , the replaced water,
Crossed its boundaries and the ocean with the small bank ,
Roared and the water that arose spread all over the world.
6712.Due to one monkey warrior throwing one mountain one thousand Yojanas high ,
Which was black and had streams in to the ocean and then roaring ,
The clear sea water entered in to the streets of Lanka with homes with flags touching the sky.
6713.Due to the huge mountain that was thrown by the monkey chief Mainda,
The sea water which rose from the ocean went and touched the sky and fell down,
Went and hit at the end of directions and the direction elephants ,
Which are stable in the direction moved and wailed due to great fear.
6714.With a mountain which cannot be moved even by arrow of Lakshmana ,
Angadha , the son of Vali who churned the ocean of milk to get nectar ,
Churned the sea there , making it suffer pain.
6715.Jambhavan the chief of the huge army of bears uprooted ,
A mountain which was as large as the pretty shoulders of Hanuman,
And threw it in to the sea due to the speed ,
Sea water rose up and fell at the head of all Devas.
6716. Due to the huge mountain thrown by Kumuda a , monkey chief,
Which went on jumping and shaking like the people who dance ,
The water from the ocean which was spinning spraying ,
Went in to the city of devas , who were overjoyed ,
With a desire that it was nectar that was coming by churning of the sea.
6717.Unable to bear the huge black mountains thrown by Panasa , with great anger ,
After shouting like thunder , Adhi Sesha who had great anger in his mind
Left the job of carrying his huge burden and ,
Started not taking food so that he would die .
6718 . Due to the number of mountains put by innumerable crowd of bears,
Sinking down in to the sea and hitting with each other ,
Similar to there being no use with acts not getting blessings ,
They all became powder like dust.
6719. The whales in the sea existing to a depth of thousand Yojanas,
And spread everywhere, due to the falling of big mountains on them ,
Started shivering and shaking making the mountains,
Put on them and the sea water displacing one another.
6720.Nala who thought over the methods to make the bund properly ,
Broke the stones and joined them properly , arranged the mountains ,
To suit each other, filled up the joints with sand and ,
With his large hands rubbed on them so that the peaks were equal.
6721.The cluster of mountains brought by the thousand crore monkeys,
Who carried them in their hands , were received by Nala in his pillar like hands,
And if some of them broke down, he would stop them by his legs and take it.
6722.Those monkeys who were carrying the mountains to build that bund ,
Due to no space to go due to the crowd , stood carrying the mountains,
And the mountains on the heads of those monkeys appeared like a bund.
6723.Due to many members of the monkey army standing there ,
Carrying the big black mountains in their hand , there was no place to go,
And they carried those mountains on their heads and swam to that place.
6724,Those monkeys which carried and brought the mountains ,
With great difficulty , after examining the distance to be covered ,
With their legs paining and getting tired , with great hunger ,
Placed the mountains down , ate the honey in that mountain ,
And forgot the job that they have to do and started sleeping.
6725.Among the monkey warriors who had spread all over the place,
There were some who were taking the mountain and some who were ,
Going in search of a mountain and some asked, how far the bund is completed,
And as a reply to that question some told . “Half of it is over.”
6726.Due to the mountains carried by the monkey warriors getting dipped,
In to the ocean , in all parts of the ocean limitless kumkum ,
The honey that flows from the caves of the mountains and ,
Several types of heaps of scented flowers were to be seen,
And that fearsome ocean of salt looked like a long sea filled with honey.
6727.Like the people born in good families who protect their family ,
Without getting depressed by the coming of large number of sorrows ,
The huge sea which was giving out tumultuous sound did not get worried,
When several huge mountains came near to it.
6728.Those mountains thrown in such a way that they pressed ,
The coral reefs and broke several coral gems , which gave out,
Light like a rain bow and were seen from everywhere.
6729.Due to the monkey warriors uprooting completely the Banyan trees,
To build the bund , the crowd of birds which were living there wailed
Like a family which had lost its only bread winner who used to support it.
6730. When all the trees which had assured the bees that they can
Provide them all the flowers that they need and protecting their life,
Were uprooted and fell in the sea , all those bees who lived eating,
The honey from their flowers became like the beggars ,
Who depended on the wealth of the dead philanthropist .
6731. The fishes that moved away the water drops going and running away ,
Seeing theplace in the sea where they were living has been filled up,
Looking very subdued went in search of other oceans to continue to live.
6732 The teemed crowd of bees as if they were liking the elephants ,
That let out the three types of ruts , went behind them dancing,
And went along the elephants but when they went in to the ocean,
Along with the mountains they returned back like the prostitutes.
6733.Due to the monkeys uprooting the trees which were fixed on the earth,
The climbing plants twining around those trees , though they were suffering greatly ,
Like the virtuous ladies of noble families did not leave the tree and fell in to the ocean.
6734.Due the monkeys throwing huge mountains in to the strong ocean
The splashing water drops went and fell in other oceans and they lost their taste.
And the hot thunderous clouds also got cooled down ,
And even the rain water from those clouds had a salty taste.
6735.Due to the monkeys throwing huge well matured mountains in the sea,
The water of the sea opposed them making great booming sound ,
And went permanently to the top and due to that the hot rays of the sun,
Became as cool as the rays of the moon.
6736.When the mountains with great incense were uprooted ,
And thrown in the sea , the golden dust that fell out,
On the splashed water , was covered with them and went up ,
And since they were mixed with coral plants ,
The sky looked as if it was producing lightning.
6737.Like the speedily travelling emissaries , the monkeys
Went one before the other to the forests as well as kingdoms,
Searched for trees as well as stones and bringing them ,
They set them in the lands near the sea shore and due to,
That all over the world not even a grass shook
6738Due to the large number of monkeys similar to bringing
The forest and mountain lands and stacked them in beach lands ,
They brought and spread the mountains in the sea to become famous,
And because of that the sea water occupied al the beaches.
6739.The bund reached within three days the city of Lanka,
On the Trikoota mountains and as soon as it was completed ,
Due to the joyous shouting of the monkeys , even the sky split in to two
And possibly the sky that we see now was newly made after that.
6740. “Rama who was the lord of all beings , for the sake of wiping away,
The tears of Lady Sita who decorates her hair with flower petals ,
Should not get worried when I am here and let him,
Walk fast on my back “That bund which was shining ,
High on the sea , seemed to say to Lord Rama.
6741.The lady Lanka with soft habits who had the wealth of truth,
Unable to bear the load of evil collected by Ravana the personification of lie ,
Perhaps looked at the monkey army and was inviting them,
Extending both her arms , Rama the personification of truth,
And this was being shown by that bund.
6742. This bund looked as if saying that , “Because the monkey army,
Of that Lord of wisdom walks across this broad black sea ,
In which very many forest rivers merge , who can claim,
To be as great and just as me “ and it looked like The Akasa Ganga in the earth.
6743. Due to the light given by various gems that were there,
On the mountains which were brought by the monkeys ,
That bund which was built by the valorous monkeys .
After the sun set looked like rain bow on sea at night.
6744.Due to their love the Monkey warriors completed the construction,
Of the bund to go to Lanka and Sugreeva the chief of all those monkeys ,
And Vibheeshana the king of Lanka who held a great spear in his hand,
And other leaders went and met Lord Rama.
6745.After reaching there the saluted
The feet of the divine lord of the world,
And informed him that a Bund
which is hundred Yojanas long and
Ten Yojanas broad had been built.
8,Otthu Kelvi Padalam
Chapter on hearing words of spies of Ravana.
(Sukha and Charana , two spies sent by Ravana reach the army camp of Rama in the form of monkeys. They are recognized by Vibheeshana. Rama pardons them and releases them. Meanwhile Ravana is holding another war council meeting. His grandfather Malyavan tries his best to dissuade Ravana from going to war. The spies come back and report to Ravana.)
6746. Rama who was the personification of maleness .
Hugged with springs of nectar like love flowing from his heart,
All those who told him the news and with a desire ,
To see the craft that went in making the bund ,
Told all of them, “Come let us go with speed to see it.”
6747. Rama who is the first among all the worlds went amidst ,
The sea of the army of monkeys like a cloud towards ,
His own old home and after nearing the bund ,
Became filled with love as if he has seen his matchless darling wife.
6748.Rama then thought deeply and told that, “This job,
Of filling up the ocean with mountains and constructing a bund ,
Even if the construction had been started by the first Brahmin of the world ,
Would not be this easily completed.”
6749. That Rama who is the first after deluge was filled with joy and surprise,
And Said with joy ‘Is it possible to measure the depth of this sea? Apart from its depth ,
The city of Lanka surrounded by it is very big and even if it had been beyond seven seas,
These monkeys would have crossed all those seven seas and made this bund.”
6750. With Vibheeshana the Lord of Asuras walking in front , with Hanuman ,
Who had learned and mastered all great books known walking at its back,
With his younger brother whose only ornament is victory just following him,
The valorous Rama who had broad arms and was like a male black elephant went.
6751.That huge army of monkeys walked knocking precious gems,
And sandalwood , with the tides on both their sides looking like gardens ,
Walked by that bund which was looking like Cauvery river,
Which was going and joining the black sea , together and in dense formation.
6752. Since they were carrying all the food articles of the Kurinji ,
And other land classification without leaving any thing there,
And were also going towards the sea , that army could be called river Cauvery.
6753.Due to the crowding monkey army not finding place to keep one foot ahead,
Some of them not having space , for the sake of going speedily went on the tides of the sea,
And those monkeys as and when the tide rises went jumping ,
Like the horses in war jumping towards the sky.
6754.With the bodies of monkeys completely crowding the bund ,
And since there was no way to proceed and with no place to fall,
On both sides some of them fell in to the ocean and some cultured monkeys ,
Extended their hands and asked them to proceed on them ,
And to the number of such monkeys who reached the other shore there is no end.
6755. Protecting the Hot rays of the Sun which were like sawing of the nine gems ,
From hurting the cloud like black body of Rama , the monkeys held,
Shade giving cut sandal wood trees and tall Bamboo plants and surrounded him.
6756.T o prevent the pretty body of the sons of the king who are the personification of truth , Mentioned in The Vedas taught by Brahmins who live in disciplined penance ,
The commander of armies themselves broke flowering branches ,
Made a cowrie out of those flowers and fanned them.
6757.Rama thinking about parting with Sita who had removed her rare bangles,
And who had well grown breasts which makes her thin waist scared of being broken,
And which made him tired along with the monkey army which was marching,
As if they win over all the world , crossed the sea by that bund and reached the other shore .
6758. Along with his younger brother who was born due to the great boons given by Devas ,
After doing great penances who gave him comforts like nectar , with his powerful friends,
Rama reached the town Where Sita who was as chaste as Arundathi and who was,
Like Vanchi creeper talking sweet words is imprisoned and stayed near a hill.
6759.Rama who was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu holding the divine wheel,
Looked sweetly at Neela who was the commander in chief and ordered ,
“You please arrange for erecting tents quickly for the army ,
Which has come along with us “ and he saluted the divine feet of the Lord ,
And told Nala who had constructed bund in the sea using mountains ,
AS per rules laid down in books , and told that job would be done within a second.
6760.Nala divided the space so that good effect would result , created four squares,
And constructed the tents in such a way , that such and such people cannot stay in this tent ,
And also constructed tents to Sugreeva and other commanders, special tents ,
Built with gold and gems as per rules laid by Lord Brahma in a very short time easily.
And seeing that his father Visvakarma felt ashamed that he lacked that great capacity.
6761. With a desire to build a home to Rama who holds the Kodanda bow,
He picked rough stones from mountains , polished them smooth ,
Made legs by bamboos called Kazhai , tied it with Durba grass ,
And made the roof with well scented flowers and completed it.
6762.All the persons there praised Rama who greatly loved all the beings,
Like a mother by using their mind and mouth , bowed and saluted his feet,
And went towards their dwellings spread in all the eight directions,
And Rama sweetly entered the dwelling made for him.
6763.When the monkey warriors who had the nature of spreading threw ,
Mountains in to the sea , due to his coral like pure rays turned black,
Due to the salt water that were splashed at him , for getting back,
His usual bright light , as if to take bath in the sea , the Sun reached the setting mountain.
6764.In the western sky during the tipsy evening period , the white crescent moon,
Which is like milk came to give light to the period of night and showered,
His arrow like rays on Rama who had lotus like eyes and appeared like,
The bow of God of love which is bent by pressing by the feet.
6765.Using the application of scented pollen from a lotus flower with hundred petals on the body,
Using the breeze which is lightly scented by rose water , Using the fire called evening ,
Using the arrow of god of love which was like God of death ,
The moon left its usual cold nature and started having burning heat.
6766.The scene of the rays of the pure white moon passing over shoulders of Rama
After parting with the lady with divine face who is pretty even when angry,
Who had completely lost all pleasures due to sorrow ,
On the top of the emerald mountain , due to parting with a peacock and was like
The white faced little snake which was breathing like fire.
6767.Rama who had hands which are like strong diamonds and red in colour,
As and when he neared the city of Lanka , due to parting of his wife sweated all over the body,
And became greatly sorrowful proving that approaching Sita who had coral like red mouth
Which can burn a person from a distance, will definitely not quench the pain.
6768. When things were like that due to the order of the king of Lanka,
Some spies came there and after seeing the size of the monkey army ,
And when they put on the form of monkeys and started wandering among them singing,
Due to the penance done by him for several days with great patience , Vibheeshana,
Who had come and surrendered to Rama’s feet , found them and caught them.
6769.With a very searching mind , inside the ocean of that great army of monkeys,
Vibheeshana could recognize those spies and he became a swan ,
Which can remove the water drops which had got mixed in the milk of ocean of milk.
6770.The nature of being big and small together is difficult to understand ,
And because of that they have ability to make them and their form not visible ,
As per the teachings contained in the Vedas and Agamas ,
Similar to the peculiar nature of the soul living inside the body ,
But Vibheeshana as a great yogi had the ability to see them separately.
6771.After being hit repeatedly by the clenched fists of the monkeys ,
Making those who witness it merciful and afterwards tying their hands ,
With a creeper of Manai tightly and also made their mouths bleed ,
Vibheeshana showed them as “They are thieves “ and “they are cheats “
And this was seen by the pretty Rama who was the ocean of mercy.
6772. That Lord Rama who is merciful and has a bed of a serpent ,
Did not recognize them as enemies and thought that they might have committed,
Some mistake hurting the mind of others , and becoming merciful thinking that,
“They are after all monkeys and even if they have committed mistake ,
It is only proper to show mercy on those who surrender to us ,
And it is not proper to punish them for their mistakes “ said , “free them.”
6773.Vibheeshana who had crying face seeing the very charitable Rama,
Who was merciful in and out , said, “they are not monkeys who live,
In the forests with mountains but the spies sent by Ravana ,
Who does not have good culture. This one is Shukha and the other Sarana”
And explained in a way that made Rama understand the situation.
6774.When Vibheeshana who was great in education told like this those spies,
With a dark mind, addressing Rama told, “Oh valorous one who holds a very strong bow ,
This Vibheeshana has come here understanding the strength of this monkey army ,
Knowing that Ravana cannot win over them and has come here ,
To kill all the monkeys by trick . Please understand that we are really only monkeys.”
6775.Vibheeshana hearing this said, “Thieves” and chanted a manthra in his mind ,
Which can show clearly the true form of those spies who were Asuras ,
And change their form as monkeys and they both started having their real asura forms,
Like the copper pot painted like silver becoming copper when drop of mercury touches them.
6776.That Rama who removes sorrow of those who are sorrowing and ,
Who was an expert in protecting others looked at those evil people ,
With shining teeth who were standing like a mountain greatly scared ,
Smiled showing his pretty teeth said, “do not get scared ,
Why have you come here, Please tell me now.”
6777. Those two spies who were experts in locating the entrances and understanding ,
Things without others knowing it saluted Rama and told, “Oh valorous one ,
We came here obeying the words of Ravana who has imprisoned ,
The goddess who is the mother of all beings and one who protects all,
Without understanding after great thought that she is his nemesis ,
And we had come here to cheat and spy on you and tell him about everything.”
6778.Rama said, “Oh experts in the job that you do , go and tell Ravana the news,
That I have given the limitless wealth of this city of Lanka to the brother Vibheeshana,
And also tell him the great act of the monkeys in filling up the ocean with mountains ,
And building a bridge and tell him those two great archers
Who were waiting all this while have arrived.”
6779.”This city of Lanka in which Ravana with many heads lives and which is protected,
By the mountains happens to be located in a corner of the very wide sea ,
And since our mind did not know that , Ravana and his relatives
Were kept alive till now, please tell him this.”
6780. “Please also tell him that I would cut in to pieces that Ravana ,
Who does not follow Dharma , even if Lord Shiva wearing a crescent travelling ,
On A bull and Lord Vishnu who wears Thulasi on his crown ,
And travels on the speedy Garuda and all the beings that live ,
In this very old universe came as help to protect him.”
6781.”Similar to Parasurama who used the sharpened axe as his weapon ,
Who exterminated the entire clan of the king who killed his father ,
I would exterminate all the Asura clan and all those who are on his side ,
Take away his life , for avenging the death of my father Jatayu ,
And I would offer his slain body as sacrificial offering to the devas .
“Please tell him this and make him understand it.”
6782.”Tell him that I would keep him , who has kept Sita who has been doing,
Faultless penance , in the lonely prison and made her wilt and fade ,
And thus has done unimaginable cruelty along with his relations,
In the hell with burning fire , from where there is no escape ,
And also give all his wealth to the Brother Vibheeshana.”
6783.”You have entered in all places where the army is there and seen every one,
And if there is no more job to be done by you here, since I have said, “do not fear”,
You can go safely from here” said Rama and told Sugreeva and others ,
To see to it that they are not pained in the body and mind and ,
Send them to Lanka and those people happy that they are alive went back.
6784.When things were happening like this , the king of the people of Lanka,
Saw in his mind the scare experienced by Varuna , the God of the ocean,
The strength by which a bund was built over the sea,
And the coming of the army by that bund, when he was alone for thinking.
6785.That Ravana went along with people of wisdom in to the long council hall,
Where even light breeze would not enter unless summoned ,
After sending away ladies with shining chest tied by a cloth and other men .
6786.That hall was surrounded by servants who cannot feel by their mind,
Who cannot talk , Who cannot hear what one says , who do not have other limbs,
And the hunchbacks and Dwarfs who were holding good lamps with multi flames.
6787.That Ravana who had pretty feet lit by the gems inlaid,
On the crowns who were saluting his feet said “The men who are ,
Our enemies have arrived and what are the actions ,
That we should boldly perform “ looking at his council members.
6788.Malyavan said “WE have heard that the king of the ocean ,
Got scared by the fire which appears in the sea at deluge ,
And burnt by the arrows of Rama , went and saluted him,
Presented a nine gem lustrous garland and ,
This news has wounded my mind just like a spear.”
6789.”The news that Varuna who got a matchless bad name that ,
The ocean was split in to two and is the end of his prowess, with great fear,
AS per the request of Rama gave him path to build a bund , is hurting my mind.”
6790. “ Completely uprooting the mountains created by the God,
Those monkey soldiers who have made no mountains exist in this world,
Are slapping their shoulders with great joy and they brought those mountains,
And blocked the ocean in such a way tha it would not move ,
And these acts of theirs has completely blocked my mind .”
6791.”Oh king ,Numerous monkeys who were more angry than fire,
Went on giving mountains as per their capacity continuously ,
And one person received all those by the matchless fingers of his hand
And put them in the sea and this saddens me as if it is is put on my chest.”
6792.”After seeing Hanuman burning our very old city by our eyes,
After seeing a bund being made in side the sea and closing it ,
After seeking Khara and others of indestructible valour being killed,
And after seeing that those people who have done this have come here ,
Is it necessary for us to hold discussion in this council hall?”
6793.When the maternal grand father of Ravana told him like this,
Ravana bit his lips with his teeth due to great anger and with fire sparks ,
Coming out of his eye said, “good, good, our council proceedings,
Are going on properly “and told Malyavan “go along with,
My younger brother Vibheeshana and live happily with him.”
6794.When Ravana told this with anger , Malyavan who was greatly experienced,
Felt “Would telling what is Good is also sin?” and kept silent ,
And then the commander in chief of Ravana told the following.
6795.”Oh Lord Malyavan , Except their show of strength
In crossing the ocean before our eyes ,
Perhaps you did not know the truth
That even the protectors of eight directions ,
Are doing menial jobs to our king .
6796.”You have become scared of the monkeys ,
And you are telling that they threw mountains in to the sea,
Don’t you remember that our lord had uprooted the Kailasa mountain,
Along with Lord Shiva sitting on its top with his consort?”
6797.”What is the need for us to fear when we hear that,
Our enemies have completely blocked the sea by throwing mountains?
They are ignorant people and have entered in our city ,
To fight the war and it is definitely an act,
That is pushing them to great destruction..”
6798.At that time one person who had covered his body with a shirt ,
Who had fire sparks coming out of his eyes due to great anger,
Who was holding a stick and who was the security guard came in,
And told Ravana “The spies have come back ”
6799. When the security guards saluted and told like this , the chief of Asuras,
Ravana who had eyes which was like flaming fire and great strength ,
Told them, “Make them enter here “and as permitted the spies entered.
6800.Those spies who had shivering mind when they think about ,
The army of monkeys who were like pieces of palm tree ,
And who were vomiting blood whenever they wanted to speak,
Entered the palace and saluted the feet of their king Ravana.
6801. That Ravana who was biting his mouth wanting to take away souls,
“Please tell me the condition of that lazy Vibheeshana who is scared of war ,
The army of monkeys which is like the wide sea ,
And the efficiency of those two who are wandering in garb of sages.”
6802. When Ravana told like this those spies told how they crossed the sea,
Within one Nazhiga and how they wandered around the war tents of the monkey army ,
By taking the form of monkeys and how they reached inside the army.
6803.”We your slaves due to interest started examining ,
The very long monkey army and like the Garuda with speed,
Which had vision in all directions and
Which failed to find the boundaries of the old sea , we also failed to find its end.”
6804”Is there not a need for us to find out the strength and capabilities ,
Of the enemy army and to report to you about it ? Those monkey warriors,
Not able to find the other shore of sea of anxiety became very sad ,
And reached the sea and the drops of sea water which fell in this city,
Due to their throwing mountains in to the sea , would have told you about their valour.”
6805.”When Rama came to the edge of the sea and was doing penance ,
The God of the sea did not come and help and thinking about it Rama the man,
Looked at his own mountain like shoulders , saw the arrows and saw his bow ,
And immediately the ocean started burning.”
6806.”Oh king on whose chest the garlands shakes , till the date up to which,
The Sun God travels on his chariot and as long his great name “Rama”,
Exists in the world , all the great wealth of Lanka which is surrounded ,
By the ocean would be given to your brother Vibheeshana by Rama.”
6807.”When we know about the several reasons to praise ,
The power of the shoulders of Hanuman who came here as an emissary,
The fact that Rama has got built a bund over the ocean,
By the help of several monkeys , is the new proof of their strength.”
6808.”Like the fact that the Sun God showed the very strong lord Vishnu ,
The Asuras who were hiding within them ,
In the evening when the Devas were eating the nectar ,
Your brother Vibheeshana became very angry ,
And showed us who were in form of monkeys to the other monkeys.”
6809.”With the help of the monkey soldiers we were caught ,
By their palm like hands , rotated till our long shoulders broke ,
Pulled and spun and shown to the victorious Rama,
Who was shining like Sun God , Vibheeshana told him who we were?”
6810. “Then that king said, “With the arrows that I have ,
I would destroy all boons got by Ravana earlier “ and also,
After knowing that we are not monkeys ,
Rama in great mercy allowed us to escape ,
And this is the only news that we have brought.”
6811. Then they also told all other news as well as the message ,
Sent by Rama who was the God of truth without forgetting
And greeted him, ”Let all evil deeds which are wrong ,
Go away from today .Let you attain growth in life.”
6812”. Like the curse of elders which can kill without any doubt ,
The men who hold the bow easily reached the sea with Makara fishes,
Along with a valorous army and have reached the city of Lanka ,
And so at this time we cannot think anything else , except,
Starting for the war or are there any other alternative ?”
Asked Ravana and the guard of the army started replying.
6813.”Even if you release Sita , the enemy devas would berate you saying that,
The king of Lanka got scared and did it and we can also end the war ,
By signing a treaty of peace and even if the enemies agree for this ,
Your younger brother Vibheeshana would not agree to it ,
And so when the war is so near , you only have to order us as what is to be done.”
6814. Earlier we had decided that we would go to the place of the enemies,
And after killing the two men and monkey army return back to our place ,
But today the enemies themselves have reached here. Is there any stable news in that ?
If we get what we wanted , is it not better than the victory that we are going to achieve?”
6815.”Oh Lord , even if our thousand vellam army of asuras is going to be destroyed,
It can take one hundred full periods between the deluge and so ,
What is the need for us to feel inferior? If you get angry and go to the war ,
The monkeys would disperse like a group of dogs ,
Seeing a group of lions as they are not capable of opposing us?”
6816.”Please see me and our army doing great war and drive away ,
Those men and their army so that they all fall in great ocean and die,
Please give me leave” said the commander in chief Prahastha ,
Which was suitable to Ravana who had driven out Indra in a great war.
6817.Malyavan whose wisdom is acknowledged by everyone thinking that ,
“some good truths have been told for general betterment and adopting them ,
To suit our circumstance is the path of Dharma “ started telling Ravana ,
That Prahastha and others who want to oppose the enemies ,
Were doing as per their fate and were travelling in the path of destruction..
6818.He then told that, “The God of Gods who is the acme of the faultlessness ,
And pure flow of light was born as the son of Dasaratha who was ,
Looking after the earth with ocean as boundary without any rest,
And has now come to fight the war with us , This is what people are talking.”
6819.Lakshmana who is the brother of Rama , the son of Dasaratha , who stands ,
Separately from the great state of Para(divine) which is defined by the Vedas,
Takes various forms and is in side all the faultless beings ,
Leaving out his divine state but has never altered from his purity,
And all people say he is Adhi Sesha the bed of Vishnu . I do not know why?”
6820.They also say that “The arrows of that Rama and Lakshmana were made ,
By Lord Brahma himself after separating the strength of great mountains ,
And the string that is tied to the bow is Adhi Sesha himself and ,
The sharp tip of those well chosen arrows which attacks ,
Has the property of calculating life span in the wheel of time.”
6821. “They say that the son of Vali who has come to battle is Lord Indra himself ,
Who is the lord of all Devas , Neela is the son of Fire which eats way the world ,
At time of deluge , The emissary Hanuman who is like the God of death ,
Is the son of wind God and they also in the next birth he would become Lord Brahma.,”
6822. “ All people say ,that the Lord Rama who has given him the position of Lord Brahma ,
Has reached this city of Lanka to exterminate the Rakshasa tribe, Are they simply,
Telling it for fun or are they telling the truth ? And they also say ,
That each of the monkeys who have come here are sons of different devas,
What is the point in telling all these to you at this time?”
6823. “Are they telling these after research ? Or are they telling these due to fear?
Or are they telling it after understanding it by wisdom? Whatever it may be ,
That pure Sita is the Goddess Lakshmi who came out when ocean was churned,
And she is the mother of the entire world, who cannot be seen by bare eyes,
She is the the great Goddess who lives in the great heavens ,
And they say do not call her as a weakling.”
6824, “They also told that the way that Rama came to the forest ,
Is because of the request of Devas, The Greatest God ,
Who is the Lord of Dharma has come in the form of Rama ,
Considering the great boons got by Ravana , the king of Lanka ,
Built on Trikona mountains and has the sea with its fishes as moat.”
6825. “They said that to this city of Lanka , thousands and thousands of ill omens have occurred ,
They said the Goddess of security of Lanka who was hit by Hanuman ,
Who was the emissary of the very suitable Rama who was asked ,
To find out the good Sita who loves all the beings more than their mother
And had left Lanka , They said war entered in to the city in the form of Hanuman.”
6826. “ Vibheeshana who by his body belongs to our clan of Asuras,
Who does not tell a lie , who is greater by arms length than Bruhaspathi , the Guru of Devas,
And who is wise brother told you that , all the asuras with you their king ,
Would be killed by the arrows of Rama and went out. They properly said.”
6827.”I came to know all these as told by others and due to the reason that,
My clan of Asuras has always been destroyed by Lord Vishnu and due to the fact,
That I have great love towards you , A great sorrow ebbed in my mind,
Due to which I told you these . If you now release Sita, all your sorrows would end.”Said Malyavan.
6828. Ravana replied ”let all these rest. You told now the nature of men, monkeys and Devas ,
Who were defeated by me and besides that told, “I would get defeated”,
Your learned knowledge seems to be great,” and also told the following.
6829.”Along with the ignorant men , not only the monkeys , let all other beings,
Join together with them. Let the people of serpent world join with those on earth ,
And let the heavens also join with them and come desiring for a great war with me ,
With a bubbling mind . Even if all these enemies come for the sake of Sita,
Would I retreat from waging a war and fighting with them.”
6830”.Would not the very many arrows with me which are in my hand ,
Which have won all over the world , which are more powerful than one’s Karma,
Which pierced the back of Devas who wanted to fight with me,
And went beyond them in the battle field ,become ineffective against these monkeys?”
6831.”If Lord Shiva who is famous for holding the trident in his broad hands,
Appear before me as a monkey and fight with me in war , he would retreat ,
And what else can he do? The sharp arrows that are in my hand ,
Are not the poison that appeared in the ocean , so that he can swallow them.”
6832. “Oh sir , even if Lord Vishnu holding the divine wheel who ran away,
Scared from war with me comes before me and attacks me ,
The arrows in my hand would emit fire burn sun, moon and fire themselves,
And are they Kaisthubha gems which reached his chest when the ocean was churned?
Possibly you may not be aware of that.”
6833.”If that Indra who holds the sword of victory has taken the form of monkey,
Are my mountain like shoulders , the small hills , whose wings he cut them off ,
Long time ago using his sharp Vajrayudha , which fell down and could not rise up?”
6834.With mind going as emissary , with the mind of ladies which has gone astray ,
Who were going to the place of their lovers becoming sad ,
With CHakravake birds losing their anxiety , the water of darkness ,
Which was engulfing Meru mountain where lot of devas lived ,
Started flowing out and the darkness that was covering the world went away.
6835. The Sun god who used to normally going outside the Golden wall of Lanka,
Greatly scared tp peep in to the city to get an idea of the city , thinking that,
The king of kings Rama had come agreeing for a war and so I am stronger now,
Appeared on the eastern sky as if to see that great city of Lanka.
9.Ilangai kaan Padalam
Chapter on seeing city of Lanka.
(Rama along with other friends cmibs on Suvela mountain to inspect city of Lanka. He gives a picturesque description of the city to his brother Lakshmana,)
6836-6837.Rama perhaps thinking that Sita his wife who was like Arundathi in chastity,
Was in Lanka and perhaps egged due to the great love for her started to climb,
To the top of Suvela mountains with a view to see that great and pretty city ,
Surrounded by his great companions on both sides and followed by his younger brother,
Further accompanied by all soldiers wanting to fight the battle,
And his two lotus like hands were held by two kings and it looked as if,
One great lion with ability to fight surrounded by tigers and elephants ,
And climbed like a king lion climbing on a matchless mountain.
6838.Like the very angry sea making tumultuous and great sound ,
Which surrounds the world the darkness that was pressed on the city of the Asuras ,
And on its beauty , Indicated its future destruction and the black sun rose up on a mountain,
In the north instead of the mountain of sun rise in the east.
6839. That Rama who was holding a huge bow from which the rain of arrows,
Used to drop down creating a huge sound reached on the top of the mountain,
And was like a huge black cloud with hands , legs , face and eyes ,
Which were pure and which resembled a forest of lotus.
6840.Among the mountain like monkey soldiers who arranged stone mountains,
To a sky touching height and crossed the ocean in which water flows,
The standing Rama who was born in Manu clan whose members had ,
Mountain peak like soldiers was looking like an emerald mountain in the middle of golden mountains.
6841After parting with the sweet Sita who had eyes like a doe , Rama whose mind,
Was suffering like the male Andril bird which had parted from its sweetheart ,
Became slightly composed on seeing the long bud built across the sea,
And with his two long lotus like eyes , looked at the great city of Lanka.
6842,Rama looked at Lakshmana and told , All the great poets who can compose poems,
After having found all the good of all the cities of the world and when they started praising
Would compare them with Indra’s city but never compared them with this Lanka ,
For possibly those poets were not able to understand the differences between those cities.
6843,”In the faultlessly shining floor made of red gold , making even the Sun ashamed,
The palaces made of greatly lustrous gems and which cannot be drawn by even by an expert,
In that city showed great craftsmanship and because ,
They were dazzling the eye , it was not clear to the eyes.”
6844.With the very greatly shining gems , spreading their rays of light widely,
The light appears even to touch the sky and due to the victorious Hanuman,
Who had the ability to destroy enemies burnt it with the fire in his tail,
That city surrounded by flags had the appearance of burning even now .Please see it.”
6845. The multistory buildings having golden roof which has been built ,
With best and well spread out emeralds , surrounded by the shining rays of the sun,
And the faultlessly built well spread out homes using silver were shining like swans,
Appeared like the pond with spreading green leaves ,
Having very large number of fully open lotus flowers .Please see it.”
6846”.Due to those lustrous buildings with pillars inlaid with red gems , making it resemble,
The flame of fire, built in a dense manner sending out sheaths of light ,
The black clouds spread over the top of the city were not appearing black ,
And are resembling red hot iron bars of the city, when Hanuman set fire to them.”
6847.”Oh Lakshmana , who always has the scars made by hanging bows ,
On your broad shoulders , though the elephants which have eyes,
Sparkling with great anger are normally black in colour like the darkness,
Due to their digging the golden floor of the city with their nails of their strong legs,
And threw it to the top by their trunks and they appeared ,
Like golden mountains moving on the streets of the city, please see.”
6848.”Oh lad who carries the bow to fight the war , all the waving pretty flags ,
Due to wind, which are hung on the gem studded pillars with faultless beauty,
Appear cleaning the dirt of clouds which have spread all over the sky,
And thus making the sky extremely clean. Please see them.”
6849. “This ancient city of Lanka , has been built straight in a row by using rope,
Has drawing carefully painted on them again in a perfect row ,
And all the perfectly pretty houses have been connected like gems ,
With the palace of Ravana the king of asuras in the middle ,
Shining like a serpent stone and looks like the garland of gems ,
Worn by Lord Varuna who is the king of huge oceans.”
6850.”Oh wise one who knows the conduct of Dharma , in the middle ,
Of the very well known long streets , all the horses which proceed ,
With the light of multistory buildings decorated with various types of gems,
Falling on them are making them not showing their natural colours ,
And not showing any particular colour , but of a strange colour , Please see them.”
6851.”Oh valorous one , Those mansions built by soft crystal stones ,
Which would make even the God of love faint , are visible if some other light,
Falls on them and not visible to the eye in the absence of such light ,
Making us feel that they have been built with water ,
And please see the way that they reflect the images.”
6852”Oh lad with red palms with arrows and lustrous bent bows,
Since the rays of light spread by the cool and white moon ,
Have the habit of lighting with breaks in between , the collection of emeralds,
Kept under the roof of white Pandal is resembling ,
Lord Vishnu sleeping on the white ocean of milk.”
6853.”Oh Prince who is like a male lion which wants to win over,
Those who oppose it , on the top of the terraces which shine as if,
It wants to resemble the stars , please see a lady of the serpent world,
Taking out a round mirror from a black long bag , which resembles ,
The full moon which is swallowed and spit by two serpents.”
6854.”Oh valorous one who has a great bow which only carries victory,
Those long necked Camels reaching the terraces of homes ,
Which appear like the hills surrounded by flags , seeing the luster of light,
Given out by the embedded gems there , mistake it for young leaves,
And are straightening up to and take them away by their mouth.”
6855.”Oh valorous one who holds in his hand the cruel bow which only carries victory,
Due to the scented Akil smoke lit by ladies to dry their flower decorated hair ,
Surrounding everywhere makes the pretty mansion built by corals ,
Look like Lord Shiva covering his entire body by the huge elephant hide .”
6856.”Oh son of Dasaratha who is like a elephant holding bow , You would see,
Several artificial hills made by the very knowledgeable Viswakarma using blue gems,
Which is like the hills of sins by the Asuras who d not know what is charity.”
6857.” With the pretty look of great joy getting spoiled due to being imprisoned ,
By the Rakshasas, with a mind that was struggling like the waist after parting ,
With their darling husbands and with a hip which can be suspected as serpent’s hood,
The Deva ladies are looking at us similar to peacocks looking for ,
The onset of the rainy season, Please also see that.”
6858.Oh Lakshmana who wears garlands of freshly opened flowers ,
To see our prowess The deva ladies who speak like Yaazh and Devas ,
Are climbing on the terraces and see their nature which is like ,
People running away from the city saying “good time has come for us,
And let this city of Lanka go to Dogs.””
6859.Like this when Lord Rama was showing the city of Lanka to Lakshmana,
And explaining him without repetition , newer and newer sights of Lanka,
Ravana who was the king of that great city , to observe the greatness ,
Of the monkey army reached the top of a golden spire which touched the sky.
10Ravanan Vanara thanai kaan Padalam
Chapter on Ravana seeing the monkey army.
(Ravana climbs on a tall tower to survey the monkey army.His spies explain to him about who is who in the monkey army. In Valmiki Ramayana there is a chapter of Ravana sending another spy called Sardula to survey the monkey army. There is also a seen in which Ravana shows Sita by illusion a cut head of Rama))
6860.That Ravana who hits and attacks breaking the rope tying him ,
And who was like a male elephant , due to his passion towards Lady Sita,
Had a matchless shoulder wounded by arrows of God of love ,
And he climbed on a spire which was like a mountain with several peaks.
6861.That shoulders of Ravana who was losing his strength by the beauty of Sita ,
Who had become thin due to parting with Rama became more taller ,
AS soon as it was known that “War has come” and he became so strong ,
That he was capable of waging a war himself against the Northern Meru mountain,
6862.On that spire there kalasa made of pure gold was shining like peaks of Meru,
And the spire itself was shining like the golden Meru mountain ,
Ravana stood on the top of the spire like the serpent Vasuki,
Standing on the Meru mountain , to win over the wind god.
6863.On the five elements intertwined with the ten directions ,
And on all the worlds that were surrounding this world ,
He was spreading the shade of his kingship ,
And his regal umbrella shed light on him making everyone surprised.
6864.On the top of tall lustrous long black mountain ,
Ravana ’s upper cloth which was similar to the falling stream,
In the wing generated by the Cowries slightly moved here and there.
6865.The Urvasi belonging to heaven , the Thilothama who was like Goddess Lakshmi,
Who lives In the scented lotus flower , The Menaka with the red mouth ,
Rambha belonging to a great family, as well as all the deva maidens,
For giving more prettiness to Sita stood very near to Ravana.
6866.Ravana went systematically accompanied by fourteen thousand ladies,
Who were born when the ocean of milk was churned and who all had ,
Cheeks like the Veezhi(red coloured) fruit and shoulders like bamboo.
6867.He had bent long teeth like the crescent of moon seen from a cave,
On both sides of his lips which gave light luster on his ornaments ,
And he was like a mountain with cloud which wore ear globes ,
And was wearing a garland of blue gems on his shoulders.
6868.Sage Narada with his Veena which can raise sweet music was playing ,
The nectar of Sama Veda , and with very knowledgable people were reading ,
Great books , but these though entered in to his ears , did not reach his mind ,
But came out of his ear itself and his mind was chanting “Sita, Sita”,
And his soul was getting eroded with great passion for her.
6869. At that spot there were one hundred crore Asuras who had cruel hands,
Who carried sword, spear as well as bow and whose strength ,
Would not get reduced even if they happened to fight with Lord Shiva ,
And those Asuras were having red eyes due to rising anger and stood on both sides.
6870. There were hundred crores of Asuras ,
who with their pretty hands uproot the worlds,
Who have been primary citizens of the city of Lanka since it was founded ,
And who never do any harm to their king
Walking on both sides of Ravana carrying shining bows.
6871.There were among them people who work on earth , people ,
Who travel on the sky and they were playing Beri . Murudu with pretty eyes,
Small drum and all the instruments that people like , which were ,
Like the sound of Rakshasas moving about among water rich clouds.
6872.The maids of the serpent world who had eyes which scare even poison ,
The very shy Vidhyadhara ladies whose waist made even the vanchi climber scared,
And the deva maidens who talk pretty words with sweet taste ,
Sang the sweet Panchama Tune and danced to that tune.
6873. He was surrounded by the fearsome shirt wearing security guards,
Who had eyes that spit poison , who were holding the weapon called mace in their hands ,
Who had words which made even clouds get scared and fall on the ground,
And who had red mouth of the colour of Murukka flowers.
6874.The broad shoulders of Ravana cannot be compared to the eight mountains ,
Proving there is nothing comparable to them and the scented pastes applied there ,
With their perfume mixed in air used to come and tell about his coming in advance just like spies.
6875. There were ten thousand people who were there, who were holding a staff,
Who had eyes that looks at others with fire sparks , Who keep on walking without rest,
And who knew the tricks of guarding the palace and were guarding Ravana.
6876. On the spire of the gem studded decorated door way of the fort ,
Ravana stood like a black cloud pregnant with water and he saw with his pride filled eyes,
The personification of four Vedas and lord of those Vedas , Lord Vishnu,
And who is Lord Rama who is causal being searched by those Vedas.
6877. Ravana seeing Rama with anger bit his lips and flew in to great rage ,
And small fire sparks came out of his eyes and at that time due to his great anger ,
A sound like thunder emanated from all directions , his mind burnt,
Along with his all his very strong ten shoulders twitched.
6878. Ravana seeing Lord Rama thus became mentally upset and Seethed ,
Like the very fast Rahu who goes near and fights with,
The very lustrous sun in the sky who was blood red in colour .
6879.”The very different looking one is definitely Rama as his body itself tells about it,
And so leaving out telling about him , please tell the valour ,
Of the other commanders “asked Ravana and then Charana told.
6880.Charana pointing to Lakshmana told , “He is Lakshmana ,
Who when informed by Soorpanakha that she is your sister ,
Took a sword in his pretty hands and cut off ,
Her breasts , nose as well as ears.”
6881.”That Lakshmana does not look at any law which is not Dharmic,
He is like the mountain at the horizon which has the black sea in it ,
And he flies in great rage which can be called the sleep that cannot be removed.’
6882.:Oh Lord ,He is so blessed that Rama with his hand held his hand in love ,
And is Sugreeva , the son of Sun God who fought With Vali,
Making this entire world tremble and is famous for his prowess in war.”
6883.”The one near to Sugreeva is Angadha and is as strong as his father Vali,
Who is the one who with his pretty big strong shoulders churned ,
Using Mandhara mountain and using Vasugi as rope ,
And helped the Devas get nectar from the ocean of milk.”
6884,”The one who is walking nearby is the one who followed the Sun God,
And is similar to Lord Varaha who picked the world by his bent teeth ,
Who had crossed the ocean and came to Lanka and you have already seen him.”
6885.”This Neela who is standing there is the son of the God of fire ,
Though it is clearly known he does not have the strong trident and the rope ,
In destroying others , he is termed as the strong Shiva
Who swallowed the poison and also God of death.
6886.”The one who stands there alone in Nala who is like a mountain,
And even before the fire of anger cooled down in the mind of Rama ,
Because Varuna did not give him the way , He built the bund across the wide sea.”
6867.”There stands the king of all bears Jambavan who can tell past , present and future,
By his wisdom and he was existing from the time when Devas churned the sea and got the poison,
And in spite living for so many years , he is capable of uprooting the seven worlds.”
6888.”Near the commander in chief who is like a dark mountain, stand ,
Two people who are like two stable golden mountain , are as strong as ,
Rama and Lakshmana in that entire Army and are the sons of Doctors of Devas.”
6889.”That One in the centre is known as Kumudha. One who stands,
Next to him is Kumudaksha,The one on the other side , Gavaksha.
The other one is the famous Kesari who is the father of the great wealth Hanuman,
Who is said to be Lord Shiva and also Lord Brahma. He is of great prowess.”
6890.That one is Murabha who has lustrous shoulders who has nails , teeth and hands ,
Like the Lord Narasimha and who sheds light like lightning and that is Sarabha ,
Who wears many great garlands and if he desires he can uproot anything ,
And here is the great one called Sathabali.”
6891.There stands Panasa who though he does not have three eyes,
Is like Lord Shiva who burnt the three cities, The one who stands,
First in the first row of the army is Vrushabha and the one ,
Who is opposite to him is Sushena who possesses great knowledge.
6892.Dadhimukha who is standing left of Sugreeva , the son of Sun God ,
Is the one who reduced the burden of the back of the earth ,
By uprooting many hills with bamboo forests and who is fiercer that fire when angry,
And the one there Shankha who is like a lion.”
6893. “Oh great one please hear .Does that army of monkeys ,
Has any comparison or limitation in number even if we count,
The number of stars in the sky or fishes in the sea,
Or the sand in the beach , it is not possible to count them.”
6894. The very strong Ravana then got angry and smiled, looked at that spy,
And said, “It looks that you are praising the monkeys who wander about,
In small gardens What can the herds of deer who wander about in different ,
Forests do to a Lion “ Said he teasingly.
11,Maguda Banga Padalam
Chapter of breaking of the crown.
(Sugreeva jumps to the tower on which Ravana was standing has a big fight with hi.At the end he snatches the crown of Ravana jumps back and keeps that crown on the feet of Rama.)
6895.When Ravana was talking like this to the spy , Rama looked at Brother of Ravana,
And asked , “Please tell me about those Rakshasas who have come to see our strength ,
And are standing on the indestructible compound walls which are very tall,
Who have completely hidden the sky , in the proper sequence.”
6896.”The Ravana oif evil activities is the one who has climbed on the spire ,
Who is in between the famous deva maidens like Thilothama ,
Who is bent upon transplanting all his relatives and clan members ,
Who are the seedlings in the hell and has already prepared the hell for it.”
6897.Even before Vibheeshana could think anything further and tell ,
Some other thing , With sparks of fire coming out his eyes due to anger ,
Sugreeva , the son of Sun God , just like Hanuman who is like the Vedas ,
Who when his mother told that his food is the red fruit , jumped ,
On the Sun thinking that he is the red fruit, jumped on Ravana.
6898.He left the top of Suvela mountain which touched the stars in the sky,
Breaking all his greatr abilities and jumped at Ravana the mountain ,
Just like his father who spreads his red rays of light everywhere ,
Jumping from the mountain of sun rise to mountain of sun set.
6899.Like water flowing to the place lower down , the Trikoota mountain,
Bent on the earth and got dejected , Sugreeva reached on the spire of Ravana ,
And thinking of Sita who was shedding tears like flood from her eyes ,
Went with the speed of the mind and was comparable to Jatayu ,
The king of hawks who jumped and attacked Ravana.
6900. Those heavenly maidens who had big eyes were seeing Rama who was of the colour
Of the black cloud and who was a pretty mercy of ocean, and who were greatly happy ,
And also other maidens felt as if a huge thunder fell on their mountain,
And ran to all directions like the sacred crowd of peacocks.
6901.The son of Sun who removes black darkness Sugreeva , when he saw ,
The Very powerful Ravana went before him and like Lord Shiva ,
Who stood against the Halahala poison when the sea was churned,
And stood there like a golden mountain standing before a blue mountain.
6902.When Ravana asked him, “why have you come in this direction?”,
Sugreeva without replying him jumped on him and hit at the chest of Ravana,
Who had twenty broad shoulders due to winning over the eight directions ,
Making him shiver , using his two hands with great lot of force.
6903.Then Ravana with unjustified anger and with great enmity looked at him,
With eyes giving out fire sparks by his twenty hands which were on all his sides,
Like a forest with trees and beat him and that sound echoed in all ten directions.
6904.From the body that was hit by Ravana blood started coming out drop by drop,
And Sugreeva with great anger went in front of Ravana , joined his body with him,
Rose up with very great speed and kicked at the ten heads of Ravana,
Over which he was wearing a crown and kicked on his face also.
6905.Ravana within a second caught hold of the two legs of Sugreeva ,
And making him suffer greatly , using several powerful techniques of wrestling
Made Sugreeva faint like a lion attacking an elephant in rut ,
Put him on the white washed floor and rubbed him with his powerful legs.
6906.Sugreeva caught tightly held of body of Ravana who rubbed him on the floor ,
With great strength with smoke coming out and pressed him on the ground ,
And made blood come out of the mouth guarded by teeth of the shape crescents,
Which gushed out like blood coming out of the cave , And Sugreeva drank it.
6907.Ravana who is black like Kajal , picked up the body of Sugreeva ,
Who was like a Meru mountain and who drank his blood,
Caught hold of him like a cruel poisonous snake by his various hands,
And started rotating him dashing him on all eight mountains producing fire.
6908.Sugreeva who was like Lord Shiva who burnt the walls of Tripura in an instant ,
Hit hard with his fists on chest of Ravana who rotated him , making nail marks there ,
And nearing Ravana with his thick and long hands caught hold of his waist ,
And rotated him and Ravana fainted and Sugreeva threw him in side the moat.
6909. Ravana who climbed swiftly from the moat so that he can prevent ,
Sugreeva , who pushed him in the moat from running way ,
And pushed speedily Sugreeva in that same moat that he fell inside
And Sugreeva came up to fight with him and neared Ravana ,
And both of them rolling fell in to another moat.
6910. They who fell in the moat became angry rotated to right as well as left,
They pressed as well as not pressed themselves on each other’s bodies
They neared each other , did not go near but rose up .
Without getting up opposed and though for little time , it appeared,
AS if the war has stopped, it would not stop and without knowing ,
Anything happening outside they went on fighting with each other.
6911. That Sugreeva who was the son of Sun God travelling in the sky ,
Making the moat in to ocean of milk ,and churned with his pretty hands,
That merciless Asura who was spinning as if he was caught in a whirlpool,
Similar to the Mandhara mountain and Sugreeva was like Vali who churned.
6912. The Blood from the wounded body flowed like two rivers ,
Whose banks have been broken and the Sugreeva and Ravana ,
Who were fighting in the moat were fighting like hawk and eagle ,
And rose up in the sky and the people seeing it got scared and ran away.
6913.Sugreeva the son of Sun God who was fighting at a distance in the sky,
Hugging several flower decked shoulders the greatly enraged Ravana
Who was of colour of cloud and who was as strong as Meru mountain
And he appeared like his father the Sun with the planets going round it.
6914. When they were both greatly enraged and fighting on the sky ,
Ravana was hiding the luster rising from body of Sugreeva by tightly ,
Holding him with his twenty hands and was like the cloud,
Which hides The Sun who had very hot rays .
6915, That Sugreeva who was like Lord Vishnu with his upper part resembling lion
And who was the son of the very hot Sun God jumped separately,
Breaking the huge spire and making the ladies with anklet wail ,
And the entire city of the enemy becoming scared and upset.
6916.Running after the thunder which fell without breaking , with teeth like lightning ,
Falling like a cloud and getting progressively enraged Thinking “I will eat him”.,
That big Asura came after Sugreeva and caught his two hands with his two hands.
6917.The Sugreeva who was standing with great strength fought with Ravana who came,
Making even the God of death scared,He rubbed him on the earth and then Ravana ,
Picked up Sugreeva as if he was a machine and threw him with greay speed,
And like a ball coming back, Sugreeva came back and again fought with him.
6918.Both of them fell on the ground and fought spreading in various directions ,
Like the fire which spreads everywhere, they both flew in to great rage,
With one hitting with fist the other, the walls broke , The very tall ,
Mountains got powdered and the compound walls of the city broke.
6919.Rotating like a wind fan it was not clear where their bodies were ,
It was not possible to know whether the separated ones joined again,
And alo who threw whom , who neared whom , to those Asuras standing there,
Even the Gods in the sky watching the fight became depressed.
6920.When such a great matchless event was happening , Rama of the colour of the cloud,
Not able to see his friend who was like the deathless soul or his coming back, thought,
“All that I wanted to do along with you have been destroyed”
And with great confusion , with depressed mind became tired and fell down.
6921.”Oh friend , since my sensibilities and yours are same , your soul has merged with mine ,
6921.”Oh friend , since my sensibilities and yours are same , your soul has merged with mine ,
Without you , if I continue to be alive, no work could be completed by me and also by your act,
You have pushed all the Devas in great sorrow and have given great joy to the Asuras,
And by your great anger has thus done great harm to me .”
6922.”Oh helper , who gave me hope that I would be able to recover Lady Sita,
You have been caught by Ravana who had cruel weapons given by god ,
And also power of illusion ,How can you escape from his clutches?
Even if you give me all the seven worlds , can I hope to live ?”
6923,” If you are killed by that evil natured Ravana , the act that I undertook,
Would end up in a different way and Now I would not continue to live,
I cannot afford to hear that you are not there and the bad name,
Of not being able to save you from enemy would also come to me ,
And so you are going to be the one who killed me in the battle field.”
6924.”Even if you happen to die , I would keep myself alive and uproot,
All the clans of Asuras from this world and then would die but then,
People would tell that that Rama having forgotten his soul like friend,
Is participating in war , What a hard mind he has? And so I will not kill the Asuras also.”
6925.”Oh sir , to me who is in pitiable state , you did an act that will destroy me ,
And having parted from you who has done a help that can never go away ,
From my mind I would not live. Unless I return back to Ayodhya ,
With this complete army of seventy Vellams , would this sorrow go away from me?’
6926.When Rama was pitying like this , Ravana and Sugreeva who were unable ,
To win or get defeated were fighting with each other, Sugreeva taking ,
Away using his strength all the gems in the crown of Ravana
Making Ravana feeling ashamed that, “It is better for me to die “, came back .”
6927.Sugreeva kept the heap of gems taken away from the crowns,
In which the best of the gems have been studded , at the feet of Rama,
Who was crying and depressed due to his absence and saluted him ,
And feeling shy stood near by and then the seventy vellam army,
Along with Rama and Lakshmana again got their souls back.
6928.Rama hugged his great friend Sugreeva and cleaned him by bathing him,
In his tears that were flowing from his lotus like big eyes of the act of touching ,
The ignorant Ravana who was bleeding from his bone deep wounds .
6929. That Rama who was shedding stream like clear tears from his own eyes,
Looked at his friend said, ”Your act of going away split my heart in to two,
And my soul started moving in and out of my body and my body also stopped moving.
You being one who takes actions after deep thought had done this suddenly” and also told.
6930.”Oh Sugreeva who has shoulders bigger than the mountain , if you had ,
Been killed by that Ravana who is bereft of mercy , I who had not given up my soul,
Even If I manage to win and destroy Ravana along with his relatives,
By doing a cruel war aimed at victory by rain of arrows , Still I would have lost,.”
6931. “When one concentrates the mind and sees , does not the greatness and valour ,
The very pretty heroic culture , all originate from patience ?
You seem to have forgotten our great need for you and bad name that may come to us,
And for spoiling the present life and life after death , What did you do without thinking?”
6932.”In this state , without returning back here speedily , if you go on delaying ,
I would think that some evil has occurred to you and I would also have died.
And following me all the beings on earth would also have died,
What is the use of Sita with a pretty forehead? What is the use of this world?
And what is the use of our coming here to fight ?, Oh great male ,
By your playful nature you have done an erroneous act .”
6933.When Rama told like this Sugreeva told , “ I do not have the prowess ,
Like the king of Hawks to do valorous deeds in the mid of the forest,
I would not show desire to go hospitable deeds like Guha in the city,
Inspite of seeing Sita with a parrot like voice being abducted by Ravana ,
I did not get her back to you .Also I have not brought ,
The ten heads of Ravana back to you and have come bare handed.”
6934,”To you who has killed my enemy Vali and gave me my life and kingdom,
I have left Ravana without killing so that you can kill him yourself ,
And I am leading a life of sorrow without doing proper help ,
To the proper people and so when your great enemy is still alive ,
Just like a monkey I was interested in doing some thing against your enemy ,
And possibly I have done harm to your praiseworthy deeds.”
6935. “Did not my weak shoulders become inferior to the elephants of directions,
Who have eyes more red than the copper which jumped on him with great anger ?
Saying that I would go even before your arrows reach and destroy your enemy,
With a upset mind , I have returned safely without any problems.”
6936. “Your great emissary Hanuman who can by the power of his speech,
The greatness of the books that he has learned , in a greatly contested war,
Showed the power of his tail those who came to show the power of their spear ,
And those who came to show the power of their bow in this great city of Lanka,
And I went in side the same city and showed them the power of my legs
Is there any limit to the prowess of your hands. .”
6937..When the king of monkeys with a bent head in salutations and with great shame,
Told several such words before the king of kings Rama , Vibheeshana ,
Who was wearing several ornaments which were shining like lightning in the sea
Looked at Sugreeva as well as the pretty Rama and told the following.
6938.”The gems that you had brought back were shining on the crown ,
Placed on the head of Ravana and is there anything greater than,
What is placed at the top of his head, for he considers them,
Even greater than his soul and by bringing them here,
You have completely uprooted all his fame and brought them here.”
6939.Just like one desiring to separate and bring the serpent gems from the hoods,
Of Adhi Sesha is the job of standing before Ravana who can remove any one ,
Using his feet wearing heroic anklets and take away these matchless gems ,
From his garlanded crowns and would be difficult for even,
Lord Shiva riding on the bull . Is there a more valorous act than this?”
6940. “Oh Sugreeva with shoulder decorated by gems , even if it is the white crescent ,
With stains , on the head of Lord Shiva or the Kausthubha gem on the chest ,
Of Lord Vishnu which is like big blue gem , they can be brought ,
But bringing the gem from the ten headed Ravana is more difficult and greater victory.
6941.”Oh Lord of the monkeys who has shining gem studded armlets on his shoulders,
Have you not snatched the head jewels Ravana who got the Chandrahasa ,
Which was studded with selected gems and diamonds from Lord Shiva ?
You have put the foundation gem of the victory that Rama is going to attain?
Is there any other words of praise for the acts that you have done?”
6942.Rama who was happy on hearing the praise of Sugreeva by Vibheeshana ,
Said,” I did not feel that your act is not victorious nor an act which does not merit ,
Praise on the valiant heroes. Who else except lord Vishnu who carried ,
The earth on his tusk can do this so quickly ?” said he again and again.
6943. The Sun God saw that his matchless son snatched several glittering gems ,
From the crown of the victorious Ravana from the world he is in .
Thinking that something undesirable may happen ,
Like one who got scared and wanted to hide , prepared to go behind the mountain of sun set.
6944. As soon as the night fell , with gems of the crown of Ravana giving ,
Sufficient light like a lamp , thinking in his mind of the great victory,
Achieved by Sugreeva the son Sun God with red rays , Rama ,
With a rising shoulders got down from the Suvela mountain and went in to his tent.
6945.Ravana who has never experienced any time such a sorry state of affairs,
Thinking that the distressing incident caused by Sugreeva was seen by the Devas of the sky,
And feeling greatly ashamed, feeling as if the look of all ladies surrounding him,
Was like that of males , Dying without really dying ,
Similar to his fame going down, got down from that tall spire.