Thursday, May 22, 2014

Kamba Ramayanam –Bala Kandam Padalam 22-23-Sita Kalyanam

22.Katimana  Padalam
(The chapter  on the great marriage)

( The chapter begins with love sickness   of Sita and Rama  and later  in this chapter Rama weds Sita . Though r several common rites of marriage of south India are mentioned, there is no Mangalya dharanam. The poet mentions that the wedding took place on Panguni uthra day, which fact is not there   in Valmiki Ramayana.   Like Valmiki Ramayana , the mothers of Rama are not present   during marriage. After marriage     Rama and Sita go inside the palace     and salute them. The  marriage of brothers of Rama take place the next day  as per proposal of Janaka. Even the names   of their brides   is not mentioned. In Valmiki Ramayana there is a lengthy introduction  to each other of the clan of  Dasaratha and Janaka. The introduction by Vasishta   in Kamba Ramayana is there    as soon as Dasaratha arrives from Ayodhya.
   With this chapter and one   following it  , Bala Kandam comes to an end.)

1160.Due to the great hospitality shown by Janaka   whose fame is wide spread,
Right from kings who owned   elephants who were  showering rut  ,
To the kings   with broad shoulders   and princes   and those ,
Were all in between these      great groups   felt as  if,
They have gone to the city of Indra  along with this body.

1161. Would not  those who are   greatly thirsty and want to drink pure water,
See the source of good water  but  unable to find  steps to approach the water ,
Lose their strength  and would become   sorry as well as depressed,
Similarly   the lady who was like Koel and was wearing golden bangle   attained  that state.

1162.”Oh cruel night  , Are    there people  who deceive and kill,
Feeble   ladies   who do not have any strength whatsoever 
without   any thought  ? AS soon as    the sun rises tomorrow,
My Lord would come near me   and   so please go to the day with speed.”

1163.Oh mind  , you have   gone along with the feet of the black coloured Rama,
And propose    to come back     when he returns but you  have been with me,
From the day I was  born   and wander round me without parting from me ..
Are there people like    you,  who cannot   wait  for  one more day?”

1164. “Oh  Andril bird who lives  on  a palm tree  , when I am trying   to attain,
Rama like the seven seas which  make great sound, due to my bad fate  ,
If the day time   perhaps never comes but  you  without any culture  ,
Are  flying with your mate instead of  flying alone. Why are you doing these bad acts?’

1165.”Oh moon  , Who has  hot  spreading rays  , which hurt like   a sharp spear  ,
And is hot like fire, Please tell whether    any one else   except   you is there,
Who  trouble the tender lasses  whose body is thinning down and  who  do not avenge.”

1166.”Oh  breeze tiger  who lives   in the best big caves of the southern Podigai mountain,
Have  You who are the store house of fragrance   and   coolness .
Started  to eat   ladies like me   with fire like mouth,
Making   the  rays   of moon light     as your  teeth.

1167. “A matchless hero is wandering these    streets ,
And he is not leaving  me  during day and night ,
And how    this   is possible   for him , to be at two places?”
How is it that he   who has   a black body  and  who is  a king by his clan,
Has come   to a lass    who is  alone?”

1168.”Is it this darkness   the hell which the sinners attain?.
While my desire  is running   towards  him who shows no mercy,
And this black darkness is like   a never ending sea,
Whose   shore  I would not be able to find  ,
How many   deluge  time does this  darkness last?”

1169.”The music of the    town seems to be never ending,
And the day time never seems to come and thoughts are  not going away.
This night would never become day, my mental  pains  will never end,
My soul does  not appear  to move away, eyes  do not sleep, Is this  my lot?”

1170”Oh ocean, The conch bangles with you   are falling down  ,
And like me who am very tired   you do not seem to have any sleep,
Are  you an unmarried maid like me? And  are you also,
Agitated   due to the fear of the arrows of god of love?”

1171.Sorrowing   by telling   these   words   several times,
Thinking  of her worries, not able to leave   feminine qualities,
She spent    that entire    night in her palace in darkness,
And now let us see   what is happening  inside the   mind of Rama.

1172”.Due to the great love , having seen her   earlier,
I have drawn her  in the screen of my mind  using the pen of my eyes,
And I have seen her again and  then I could not see  the other  shore  of her beauty,
How can some one who   has  seen a streak of lightning draw it.”

1173.”Her face is  like that of Goddess  Lakshmi  .Oh moon,
You are producing   fruits and allowing seeds of passion to grow.
 What have    you decided   to do  ?
Would   you not   become  my friend   and help me?”

1174,”The   darkness   that   has spread   everywhere and
Stood like the black eye   Of Sita   which  tries to push my soul out,
Instead of   reducing    like the bad name  of  king   who was afraid  ,
Of death by his enemies ,  keeps   on increasing .”

1175.”Oh mind which went away with Sita  who has deer like eyes,
Would you not think about me once? Is the path to return very long  ?
You should   come away from those    who do not   care  about you,
Have    you completely   forgotten  about  me?”

1176.”It seems that it is an old news    that the strongest poison  ,
Is housed in the teeth  of a snake whose  looks can burn,
And now it has been proved   that she   who is always  ,
IN my sight and mind   is giving rise   to only a cool sight.”

1177.”Though she can   play  on artificial hills  , Gardens  with lot of flowers,
Sea beaches   and very many  other  places  of entertainment,
I do not know   Why that lady  whose talk  is much sweeter than nectar,
And who has   thin hairs  , has chosen my mind as the place to play with.”

1178.Since the great king was fully engrossed about the marriage,
Said that the marriage   of that lass  whose hair is  desired by bees ,
Is on the next day   and so    to further beautify    our city ,
Which   in inherently beautified     by lot of gems and flowers.
And he told them to   inform all  his citizens   about it,
By beating the drums which are  carried   on elephants.

1179.As soon as the drums were  played  , the respectable old people.
Youngsters and ladies     who had hair that was scented  ,
Met with each other  and rushed to beautify   their town,
And met their relations discussed about the   wedding of Sita,
 And  waiting to see   it , some how reached the other  shore of the night.

1180.Hearing  the  news  along with the   beating of the drum that ,
Rama who is black like Kajal   and   Sita    who stays in the lotus flower,
Would enter   in to a   faultless marriage     that   day,
The Sun God , came as if he wanted  to see the marriage of the clan member,
On his matchless   chariot   by piercing the night   with   his red rays.

1181.The people of the town were setting up  ornamental pillars in the street  ,
Covering all pillars with cloth  , Keeping filled up pots and decorating them with pretty cloth,
Tying lustrous beads   on tall buildings which seem to touch the sky,
And were  cooking sweet food   to the Brahmins    who would explain Vedas.

1182.The ladies who had the tender walk of the swans  , the lads who walked like bulls,
Were planting banana    and betelnut trees in that  town   not conquered by any,
Were searching and wearing   the best gem   among the invaluable gems that they have  ,
Were dressing with gold ornaments and were also wearing gem studded  ornaments.

1183. Some of them wandering all over the streets sprinkling paste  of Sandal and Akil,
Some were showering fresh  flowers like rain, and  Some  who were decorating  ,
BY hanging   invaluable pearl necklaces  in those tall buildings  already decorated,
Gem studded buildings   which even made    the  rainbows shy .

1184.  With   scented   sheets whose edges were covered by gold ,
Making moon light   as well as    sun light    to come out of them,
With Maikhya gems   giving out light   in the rows   of hall ,
Made  by  crystal stones  , with lamps    that were giving out spreading  light,
Many people   were keeping germinating pots    with sweet cool   sprouts everywhere.

1185 Like    all the groups   of stars   in the  long sky   are   shining together  ,
The front of all multiple storey buildings   which were like  Mandara  mountain ,
The pearls   which are  capable of showering matchless   luster   were  lighting up,
The entire row and because   and because  the sun’s rays   were spreading  .
Some were trying to   erect protecting   tents to prevent that.

1186. In the stages   where  green gems  have been embedded   ,
And surrounded   by diamonds , servant girls brought  ,
Faultless   lamps   and kept them there and  they would  establish,
Flags with golden poles   on the boundary walls which seem to touch the moon  .
And also were seen putting Akil logs    in the burning    fire.

1187.Some were bringing lot of cool flowers in carts,
Some were bringing leaves    and fruits    from the gardens,
Some were   dancing Kuravai   with their ear globes giving out light  ,
And some were putting face mask on the elephants  which take lot of food.

1188.Some were  applying on themselves   the mixture   sandal paste  ,
Some were examining good dresses   with intentions to wear them,
Some were decorating their hair with flowers, some were putting  ,
THilak on their moon like faces  , some were   wearing Chikazhika   garlands,
And some were drawing    on their red lips resembling  Ilavam flowers.

1189.Some ladies who were like peacock  , even when they were putting make up,
Or when they were angry and having a love tiff, became   those  who collected,
Heaps of fallen gems  , gold coins  , conch bangles  ,   and scented powders ,
That are likely   to fall down  , as heaps   and  threw   them out.

1190.For  the sake of the wedding function  , Kings   started   arriving  ,
Brahmins were coming and crowding , Some people were   enjoying  ,
Honey like music  , some were    singing   and wandering, some  ladies were dancing,
And there   were some,   using hour glasses  estimating   the time accurately.

1191.  Ladies who were experts   in dance started    crowding  ,
Some were learning   and practicing   many  of the sixty four arts  ,
And some were coming near the entrance of the   palace of king Janaka,
Where   the gems    from the ornaments   of   very many minor kings,
And  from   the crowns of those kings  dashing   against each other had  fallen like mountains.

1192. With  golden shields reflecting light  , With the tip of spears,
Reflecting light like moon   , With lads walking  like,
Elephants with long tusks which were experts in war  ,
And dancing   for   increasing happiness of ladies ,
And   while they were dancing ,  those ladies,
Smiled prettily and robbed the souls of those lads.

1194.Some were coming in chariots  , some in palanquins,
Some in other types of vehicles , some on elephants  .
Having a mask studded   with lustrous gems  ,
Some were coming on female elephants ,
Some were walking on earth  and some in carts.

1195.Some were wearing ornaments made  of pearls  ,
Some were  throwing out the pearl ornaments  they were wearing earlier,
Some were becoming joyous by wearing more and more  types of ornaments,
Some were wearing on their hair crafted  garlands made   of flower  bunches,
And some   were wearing red silk cloths  where  picture rows were drawn.

1196.Some were having  eyes like poison,  Some with nectar  like voice,
Some having lips like red Netti, , Some who were having white  teeth,
Some who were proud of their wide breasts , Some  who were having,
Peculiar very narrow waists  , Some with gait of  female swans  ,
And some  who walked she elephants crowded there,

1197.It is difficult to see all  the wealth of Mithila in one place  ,
And even to think  of   that amount of wealth   by mind is difficult,
 That marriage day    Of Rama could only be comparable  to the day of crowning,
Of Indra   who rules   the lustrous land   of the sky .

1198.The king of kings Dasaratha    reached   the hall ,
Whose limits were   difficult to find out  ,  whose  roof was made of  Gold,
Which was as tall as mountain  ,Which was    decorated by costly gems,
And where all the auspicious   things   for wedding has been collected  and stored.

1199.With the white royal umbrella   giving the light    of  young moon,
And that  umbrella also  giving out the light of sun jading the eyes,
With bees which bore in to the flowers    singing  ,
And   dust raising due to the hoofs of victorious horses Dasaratha arrived.

1200.At that time   the auspicious sound of wedding drums blared forth,
The   groups of conches also boomed  , Small and big drums raised their sound,
 And the sound    of chanting of Vedas    by those   experts in Vedas,
Matched the  sound of the waves    of   ocean at night, when it will be more.

1201.The wide chariots   elephants and the horses that can fleet,
Came in crowds   and crowds    sorted  in to correct groups,
Those kings who normally salute    Dasaratha    and follow him,
Came along with him like Indra being surrounded by devas,.

1202. Dasaratha who travelled  in that  great manner  ,
Came and sat in a  pretty  golden seat making it more pretty,
Sages and other   kings   as per   their rank occupied their seats,
And Janaka also occupied    the seats along with his relatives.

1203. Due to   kings , sages   , devas of the sky    and  the maidens,
Walking like swans   who were similar to the ladies of heaven,
Crowding that hall  , that matchless   hall of marriage ,
Was looking like   golden Meru mountain  which is circled by   planets.

1204.In that marriage hall which was constructed   by  Maya ,
Properly    embedding gems  , people   who do good,
Without expecting  anything in return were   there,
Shining ladies   were there  ,  matchless   stars were  there ,
Due  to many kings being there  , there   were the clan of nine precious  gems,
Sun and moon were there in the   form of Dasaratha and Janaka  ,
And it looked   like the universe   created   by Lord Brahma.

1205.Great sages   and kings   and with devas  were  kept  inside,
IN   that  marriage hall    and so   it was like the belly of Lord Vishnu,
Who swallowed   earth and heaven and kept it there  during deluge.

1206, All the people   of not only this earth but the   entire universe  ,
Crowded   there  with a wish to  see the marriage  . Should we ,
Separately say about it? Since there  is no need for it ,
We  will tell the acts  of Rama who has left   his bed,
Of Adhisesha    and has come   over to Ayodhya.

1207.With sacred waters  having been brought from the seven sea,
 Where   crowds  of conches are found    and with the ,
Very special holy waters    that have been mentioned  in the Vedas ,
In which the waters   of the sacred   rivers  like Ganga has  been mixed,
As per tradition   Lord Rama    took his auspicious   bath.

1208, After   giving  charity  to  faultless ladies with Kayal fish like   eyes,
Which extended up to their ears  and      to  Great Brahmins  ,
Who were expert   in Vedas , Rama saluted  Ranganatha  ,
Their shining family deity  who  was worshipped  by,
His faultless ancestors   who had done faultless penance.

1209.Like the grace  which  saved penance and  Dharma  
Which  was being destroyed, by Rakshasas   as there was none to protect them
Taking a form of its own  , he who had a form like that of  a  picture,
Took the sandal paste  and applied on himself like   cloud  applying the moon.

1210.Like the moon which is the store  of all auspiciousness 
  Was produced as a flower    by the black sea    with rising waves  ,
Rama wore    Red netti garland , golden garland,
And flower garlands    which were stable   on his wavy hair.

1211.  After Seeing   him suffer the love sickness   during day and night  ,
Similar   to The sun and moon coming  as emissary to Rama  ,
And going near    his ears   to tell   about thoughts of Sita,
Rama wore two shining   ear globes   on his ears.

1212. Like lord  Shiva   holding as axe and having the black poison on his neck,
Rama  wore   the crescent    of the moon at the    tip of his long hair   ,
Rama  also wore   an ornament called  “veera pattigai “ and Thilaka   on his forehead.
Making  the Sun God  think that he would wear all shining  things of the world,

1213.Making people think that this  was  the conch panchajanya   near his wheel,
Rama wore    several white pearl necklaces   , made people think,
That the smile of the   White coloured Sita   having long black hair ,
Has gone inside Rama, occupied everywhere  and has  ebbed out.

1214, With properly embedded  diamonds looking   like  dots  on the hood of the snake,
And   the Manikhya gems having an endless    red colour resembling red coloured   fire ,
The shoulder ornaments    worn on the pretty shoulders   of Rama  ,
Were looking like Vasuki that  was tied round Mandhara  mountain.

1215 .The three  big threads   in which pearls were chained ,
Were   tied   in the centre of the   Wide  hands of Rama ,
Possibly indicating that he     is the Lord of all the   three worlds,
Which is asymbol that has been agreed by    every one.

1216.Like the  karpaga tree  made  bangles   of gold and gems  ,
And tied them on its healthy branches    for   helping    the,
People who come before   it with great desire,
Rama wore    those shining  bracelets on his pretty broad hands.

1217.On the chest where   the Goddess Lakshmi   who sits on,
The honey dripping lotus flower, sits with   great joy  ,
Rama wore pretty    garland that was hanging  with several gems,
And  it was like rain bow  rising   in cloud filled sky with stars.

1218. Like the wisdom   of wise people   that   cannot  be  ,
Approached by ordinary people  , the lustrous upper cloth ,
Was  worn over the      holy chest   of his by Rama,
Who has a form of mercy similar to the luster ,
Of gems worn by Rama   on his neck.

1219.The holy thread   over the chest which was like sun, moon and fire  ,
Is  definitely the great trinity that  even sages  and devas   do not know,
And it   was tied in its end   possibly requesting all to   think and realize this truth.

1220.  The ornament called stomach belt which  is long ,
Which spreads  of  the luster   of the gold   , and  has ,
A large Manikhya gem in    its middle   , looked like,
Another golden lotus  had flowered  on his belly,
So that another Brahma   who created the world  would be born there.

1221.  Rama   wore the white silk  dhothi on his    hips  ,
Which   was similar   to the black sea    which is the birthplace  ,
Of lustrous  Manikhya gems   being hugged   by the  ,
White cool   ocean of milk using its long arm like tides.

1222,The pearls that   are born in the sea   and the lustrous,
Blue Maikhya  gems there  , due to the production   of great light,
By their movement   giving out the luster   of pure Gold,
Resembled the Sun God going    round the  golden Meru,
And like That Rama tied  the glittering sword   to his hip,

1223 With  the showering luster  of  pearls  chained together  in a row,
Tied by Rama   like an ornamented   belt  which was tied  round his waist,
Along with the sword  put in its scabbard  which was shining like Sun,
Rama hung chained pearls  near it and it appeared like the early sun light.

1224,Merging   with luster  of those who see   with  the luster of gems,
Were the Kimpuri which was made by hand  like a mouth of a shark,
And from  the gems which represented the teeth there, the white light emerged,
And Rama   wore that ornament   on his thigh  so that he  can find out distances  to directions.

1225,Thinking how these  feet now would  measure   the world again,
Rama wore the heroic anklets  which had the nature of individually stopping,
And whose   workmanship cannot be understood , even if examined with care ,
So that they would  surround and catch   his lotus like feet.

1226.After getting up from his  bed of Adhi sesha , lighted with gems.
Due to penance   of those  of the devas , and being born as a prince in Ayodhya,
For  the sake of devas  , Rama dressed himself   in this way.
And he was   only comparable to himself     after  that.

1227. He who was   the first  and the  root cause among the   trinity ,
Who was the pleasure of those who cut off  the attachment to this world ,
Who was the father of all, Who is the nectar   of the ocean of milk ,
And who can only be comparable   to himself  was Rama,
How is it possible   to describe the    greatness of what he wore?

1228.Rama   gave  thousands of crowds  of cows and Gold,
Limitless land , and the nine precious gems  to the good people,
And  with the blessing of Brahmins   who had the rare   wealth,
Of the knowledge of Vedas , he came and climbed   in to his chariot.

1229. The chariot of Rama had a huge axel made   of Gold
Had wheels made of silver , the travelling space  made  of Diamond,
And all round it the precious  gems were  set and gave out  light to a great distance,
And was easily comparable to the Chariot of  Sun God with one wheel.

1230. Four horses which were   perfect as described   in the book,
Which had the  ability to look deeply , which were  filled with great beauty ,
And which were  desired by all like dharma, wealth  , passion and salvation,
Were chained to the chariot of Rama  who  could know the nature  of matchless hearts.

1231. In such a great  chariot  , similar   to Aruna being the charioteer,
Bharatha   who had the eyes shedding tears of joy stood as charioteer,
And  took in his hand the stick and Lakshmana  who held the bow that can be bent,
Also accompanied him  as also  his other brothers who were ,
Fanning   him  with a cowries    with   handles  of gold.

1232.All the people   were looking at Rama  without closing their eyes like devas.
I do not know whether this was due to   the prettiness of the body of Rama,
Or  possibly due  their thinking of beauty of Rama only by their patient  minds.
You may please ascribe it to the reason   that you would prefer.

1233,All those devas   who along with  the  crowd  of their ladies,
Who had come   and assembled in the   sky   started dancing  ,
Thinking that   the time  for  destruction of Rakshasas  who were ,
Torturing all the worlds and who were not getting destroyed, has come.

1234.All the ladies of that town showered flowers   and perfumed   dust on Rama ,
They  threw   greatly shining gems  , gold and apparel to others due to extreme joy,
Possibly because    they were with joy , drinking     the great beauty   of Rama.
We are  not able to ascribe any other reason for the acts of these women.

1235. Like giving away all that they have   and telling, “take away all that we wear”,
All those   ladies who saw the great Rama   due   to their great  desire,
Towards Rama, stood there with all their ornaments getting loose   and falling down.

1236.Surrounded by all the kings   , without leaving out any one,
Who were all armed with weapons that can be thrown  ,
And were standing like a crowd of elephants  , Rama reached,
The marriage hall where  king Dasaratha was sitting,
Like  The Sun with red rays of light   approaching   the huge ,
Meru mountain, riding   on his great chariot.

1237. That Rama decorated  by  flowers,  who was  capable of giving boons,
After getting down from the chariot   in that place  , took  the hands,
Of his brothers Bharata and Lakshmana   who were standing  on both his sides
Saluted   the faultless    great sages  , saluted the feet of his father,
Who has taken, “following dharma”    as his penance  , and sat near his father.

1238. Like a  red flower branch of the colour of gold   carrying  the moon.
With a bow   on   whose top were the Kayal fishes, with jasmine buds ,
Slightly opening in the moon  , Sita    appeared   on the eastern corner  of  the chariot,
Which was like   The lady who was born in the ocean with waves  ,
Being born in the earth  and she being born again at the top of the mountain.

1239.All  those devas who were thankful  , addressing Rama told that  ,
“This day when you are  garlanding  Sita   appears to be more pretty,
Than that  holy  day   when you garlanded   the lady with   the scented,
And pretty hair who was born when we   were churning the ocean.”

1240.Because the beauty of this lady   would be greater  than,
All the beauty that can be found  in land of devas  , this earth,
Surrounded by the roaring ocean and land of serpants,
What shall I, who has very little knowledge ,   say,
About   the festival   of her wedding   which   was performed.

1241.To see the beauty   of that bride and groom  .
Devendra   came along  with his wife Sachi on the sky.
Lord Shiva   who wears   the young crescent with his wife,
And  Lord Brahma  who lives in a lotus  came with goddess  of the word.

1242, Surrounded by  Brahmins wearing the sacred   thread ,
And who were experts in Vedas, the great sage Vasishta ,
Came to conduct the wedding as per tradition    along with,
Instruments like plough  that were needed with great joy.

1243.He then spread the sand, kept  Dhurba grass  in proper places,
Created a circular  place as per rules  , poured ghee   with tender flowers,
And lit the sacrificial fire  and proceeded   to  carry out,
The rituals   as per the rules laid down in the  Vedas.

1244. Coming with perfumed materials   and who  sat  on seats for wedding,
And that hero who was victorious  and  that  swan like lady   who was having great love,
 Were   appearing like the great pleasure   and  the Yoga needed to enjoy it.

1245. King Janaka stood before    the son of the emperor   and saying,
“You please   live with stability  like  Lord Vishnu  and Goddess  Lakshmi,
Who sit on the   lotus flower “  and  Poured  pure cool    water ,
On to the  lotus    flower  like   hand  of Rama.

1246.That  time the sound of the blessing of Brahmins   and the songs,
Of “long live”  by the ladies   who were wearing rare   ornaments,
The words of greeting   by   the kings    who were wearing flower garlands  ,
The  sound of blessing of great sages    joined   together,
And the sound from auspicious musical   instruments   roused  a great blaring sound.

1247.With the   rain of flowers  of devas , With gold flower showered by kings,
With   lustrous pure pearls    showered   by all others   and with flowers ,
Which had opened by themselves , the earth was like the   sky with stars.

1248.Then the great  hero Rama  , after  telling the faultless chants thrice  ,
Put   the  offerings in   along with ghee   in to the hot fire  ,
And then held the tender  palms of that lady  with  his hand.

1249.Along with the broad   shouldered  Rama  , for performing,
The rites   on fire , when she   was  walking around the hot fire  ,
Sita with feminine qualities, unlike the soul following  the body ,
In different births  , followed Rama like  the body following the soul.

1250.Then they went round the fire and saluted it  , again came round it ,
Saluted and put in to the fire things like  puffed rice   and other offerings,
Stepped   on the lustrous   grinding stone   and saw ,
Arundathi   who was   very famous    for her stable virtue.

1251. After completing all  other rituals that need to be done,
After  saluting   the vey happy    sages   of great penance  ,
After saluting    the king of kings , holding  the hands,
Of Sita where she was wearing golden bangles ,
He went inside the palace   they were occupying .

1252, The huge drums blared forth  , The   conches boomed ,
The Sound of four Vedas   were heard , The devas made great sound  ,
All the  arts   made great sound, The sound of “long live”   was  heard,
The sound of bees was heard  and the oceans made   great sound.

1253. Then he saluted the   daughter  of the Kekaya king,
With more affection in his mind than towards   his own mother,
Then he    made the feet o f his mother as ornament to his head,
And  then he  saluted the feet of Sumithra  who had a pure mind.

1254.The swan like princess   also saluted   their gold like holy feet,
And they all became greatly happy   and seeing that maid,
Who had virtue like Arundathi  they  told , “To our   good son,
She would become   like  a great ornament  .”

1255, They hugged the Koel like   girl who was wearing  conch bangles ,
And told,” To our dear son with pretty eyes which other girl would be more    suitable “
And with their eyes filled with  joy, filled    their minds also with joy.

1256. Then they said  , “Let her  who is like an ornament for ladies .
 Get measureless    crores   of gold coins,
Numberless    crores  of pretty    rare   ornaments  , crowd of lady assistants,
Several countries and    costly silk apparel  .”

1257.Rama   who was a  sea of mercy  like the black   ocean,
AS per the advice of wise  people who have   read  sea of books,
Along with Sita    who had an ocean of desire   in her mind  ,
Retired  like he normally   takes   rest   in the ocean of milk.

1258.In that day time when it was  Uthra star of Panguni month,
After completing the marriage of  lion like Rama with thousand names,
Sage Vasishta   as per the branches of Vedas   lit the auspicious fire and,
Brought    the marriage    rituals    to an auspicious  end.

1259.Janaka with faultless   victories told  , “Please also marry  ,
The three   daughters of my younger   brother , who are like,
The lotus flowers   flowered in slushy mud  and  who are like Goddess Lakshmi,
To the   younger brothers   of Rama  “ and in consultation,
With Dasaratha   and other relatives   fixed the marriage.

1260. The three daughters   of  Janaka who was   wearing chest full  of Garlands  
Made from harvested flowers, and  that of  Kusadwaja the brother   Of Janaka 
who held a spear   applied   with ghee, were ready     for the  marriage,
And those brothers  married those  with eyes full of Kajal  ,
Who were like  deva maidens    and who had fully come to age.

1261.After they all got married as   per their desire  , the king Janaka,
Nor giving   away  the fame that he had    earned for several years  ,
Gave away all the wealth that   he had earned as per truth and Dharma,
To all those    who wanted   it  and fulfilled all their wants.

1262.King Dasaratha also  like  Janaka gave lot of charity   ,
And   enjoyed endless happiness   and   talking ,
With sages who had the wealth of penance as well as knowledge  ,
Lived for some days in the town of Mithila   and slowly,
The days  passed  and we will tell   what happened now,

23.Parasurama Padalam
The chapter  on Parasurama

(Parasurama  the son of Jamadagni is also considered as   the incarnation of Lord Vishnu., He comes with Vishnu’s bow and challenges Rama to bend it , The story of the destruction  of pride of  Parasurama is narrated here . The story told here and in Valmiki    Ramayana almost matches   without any major differences. The only difference appears when bad omens are   noticed by Dasaratha.  In Valmiki Ramayana  , Dasaratha    consults sage Vasishta  but here, he consylts one expert  on omens.)

1263.  When Sita daughter of Janaka   and Rama   enjoyed  all pleasures,
As per the incarnation that they   have taken,  Viswamithra the sage who knew rules of life,
After blessing  the groom and bride as per   the Vedic law ,
Travelled towards    the north   and reached  Himalayas   to do penance.

1264.During  one of those days  when Dasaratha  sweetly told  ,
”Let us start  along   with army   to the pretty city of Ayodhya  “
And when the crowd of kings along with elephants with   trunks ,
Came near his feet  , He got in to his matchless    chariot  ,
like   a  very strong one      with heart full of joy.

1265.The very strong Dasaratha   , after being saluted by his,
Sons and daughter in laws    and  they were  all seen following   him,
With other princes and the people   coming near him,
Making  the old residents of Mithila  , with a melting mind ,
Entering in to a  ocean of sorrow similar   to soul leaving the body
Reached   the path which was leading to Ayodhya.

1266.Dasaratha who was wearing a large crown  as per tradition ,
Was going in front , With the mind of all people of Mithila   coming behind him,
And   the valorous Rama with  his brothers   who were like him   in prettiness ,
Accompanying him  , along with Sita who had  a  waist like streak ,
Of Lightning    went along    with the army.

1267.When they  were   going like this  some birds  like peacock  ,
Went round them on the right side   and   some birds  like crow,
Flew round towards    the left side  , trying to stop their progress,
Dasaratha who walked like an elephant   thought  ,
“There seems to be   some   problem to happen   on the way”
And stopped walking and along with his huge chariot  he stopped there itself.

1268.Dasaratha then summoned one person    who knew  well about omens,
And told him  , “Would   this lead to good, or would this lead to bad, please tell me ,
Without exaggeration “and that omen reader  who stood before  Dasaratha,
Who had mountain like shoulders said, “Some  problem would come,
But very soon that   problem would will be solved   and good will come.”

1269.As soon as the omen reader told like this  , Making the darkness ,
Of the sky to vanish   and shine   lustrously   and light   spreading everywhere ,
One person with matted hair who was holding an axe  ,
Who was like a gold mountain which was walking  , who was breathing  fire,
Who could rotate his eyes to any direction he wants  and 
One whose   voice  made     even the thunder scared   came there.

1270.With the world and all beings confused   and scared  like ,
A boat   caught  in the torrential sea    with great waves,
With elephants in eight directions  becoming like pillars with out movement,
With  oceans   bubbling up   and dividing  themselves  ,
With devas    clearing that   place  and running away scared,
He  who   tied   a string to a gold like  bow   and was searching ,
For those   arrows   with very sharp tips  , came  .

1271.The anger   of that great sage   was like the stream of blood  ,
Which comes out when one is wounded   and tore open his eyes and came out,
And it made people think that  it may be  , for  making  heavens to fall on earth,
Or it may be for  Earth should   go up and join with the heavens,
Or  it may be for   giving all the beings of earth to God of death  .

1272.There was smoke in the tip of his matchless   axe , which he  raises in case of war,
And even sun God who travels   in the chariot  with one   wheel,
Scared    of his great anger     changes  his usual route,
And even  Vadavamugani which burns   over water   ,
Prefers    to  move on the earth  seeing the flame  coming out of his body.

1273.With his very powerful shoulders going beyond boundaries  ,
And reaching the top  , With the  tie  on his  hair touching the sky  ,
And with the moon appearing  just near the tie of his hair,
With  sea water  , fire wind  , earth and sky    trying to  ,
Make themselves at deluge   like    the dancing   Shiva , he came.

1274.He  is the  one having axe   as a weapon   using which,
He cut off the one thousand shoulders   who used   to walk ,
Through all the world   which is surrounded by   sand all by himself,
Who had a very strong army   and who is like   the  THilaka  ,
Of all the valorous   kings   and who stood like  a tree before him.

1275.When the guilt stuck to all    the kings who ruled   the earth,
Using his axe  he killed  all the members of them   twenty one times,
And thus weeded the earth of kings   and in  the rising  sea,
Of their blood  , he used to take bath   immersing his full body.

1276.He has   Done great penance   which is   the  form   of patience ,
And  the anger  which seems to be personification  of  raging fire.
And he   has matchless sharp arrows   which can make holes  in Krouncha  mountain,
To provide swift way  to the weakened  female swan who has lost its way  ,
While it was on its   way   to the very holy  manasa  lake.

1277.That holder of axe   who  could make obey   the ocean whose tides  can even,
Drown the  mountain  in its base  and could destroy, the pride of the Krouncha mountain, 
Embraced  by clouds  and  make it obey his orders came    before them .
Dasaratha who had given Rama    to  the world   seeing that  thought  ,
“For what purpose   has this  cruel  one come here”  and let out  a  hot breath.

1278-1279 ,When Parasurama   due to his anger  scared  the army which was going  happily,
With  his eye brows going down and up  , With his cruel eyes   spitting    fire,
And with  anger which was like the speedily   falling thunder, Just like,
A   lion coming on a huge chariot   and stood   before   Rama,
That Rama who was having pretty eyes   asked  Dasaratha  “who he is?”
And  then that  emperor Dasaratha  came  in between them,
And with sweetness  worshipped  Parasurama  as   honoured guest ,
Fell at his holy feet   on the ground but  that Parasurama,
Who was not able to find the  other shore  to the ocean of his anger,
Like the Vadamukagni which appears   at the time of final deluge  ,
Told Rama the following  words  in a sound resembling the drum.

1280.”Even before this time I know about the greatness  of the bow you broke,
And now I want to test   about the strength of your  pretty  golden shoulders.
I also have   the desire   to fight   with my great    and huge   shoulders,
And this  is the only reason that  made me come here.”  Said the strong Parasurama.

1281.As soon as Parasurama  told like this  , the emperor Dasaratha,
Getting depressed   told him, “Oh Sir  who won  all    the world,
And then gave it as charity to sage Kashyapa  ,Lord Shiva,
Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma   are no match to you  and how can a small man,
Matter to you?  Now my soul   and this lad  are  seeking  your protection.”

1282.”Oh sir   who holds  as weapon , the lustrous axe which spits fire,
Those   who  get angry should only get angry at those who  like to do sinful acts,
Are there any  ills   done by this Rama towards  you   due to his pride   or  power?
What   is the use of strength  of a strong one   against  one who has the capacity to fight?”

1283.”Oh saint with great penance  , who gave   the entire  world to sage Kashyapa,
Saying  “Take it”   and due to that  having your fame spread all over  the world  ,
With seven islands  , Please avoid this anger    against us at this time.
You forsook   anger   against kings   who  protect the earth surrounded by  ocean,
Taking great mercy on them.  . Is it proper   for you to get angry    again?” said  the king.

1284.”What is the use   of great strength   which makes   you ,
Stand not in  a just fashion and makes    others  berate you?
Is it a wise deed? Can it be considered as a matchless  deed?
What is  described as valour   is standing as per dharma ,
Travel in its path   and firmly    stand in that path itself ,
And living with great fame    is  specially   considered as valour.
Oh valorous one , this act of  thinking of destroying us    who have surrendered  to you,
Is neither just nor according to Dharma  .Just by saying “strength” , will it become strength?”

1285.”My son Rama  never  keeps  enmity,  and if his soul goes away from body,
Oh Saint with very strong  shoulders, I along with my relations   as well as,
My citizens would sacrifice this life  and   would go to heaven  .
Oh tall one  , I am lying   at  your feet surrendering myself to you.,
Please   do not destroy me with my entire clan., and ,
I am  submitting     this humble request    to you.”

1286. When  Dasaratha told like this and fell   at his feet,
Without bothering about him , With  fire  spitting   eyes,
He stood  before   Rama who was  wearing   a golden yellow cloth  ,
And Dasaratha understanding     the cruel      state  of Parasuram,
And  Realizing that   he cannot do   anything about   it,
Became depressed  attained great pain like,
The   cruel snake   affected   by  lightning.

1287.But Parasurama  seeing the fainting state  of Dasaratha    who was crowned  ,
And  the one   whose  only ornament was respectability and without realizing .
That his fate has decreed that  he would be attaining such a   state   soon  
Told Rama, “ the bow that reached    on that day   to the consort of Shiva,
Who rides     on the bull  is defective   and so  you broke it,
And I will  tell you the  real story   of how the bow   came about.”

1288.It seems   the makers of sculpture    of Devas  Viswakarama  ,
Created  two matchless bows  which   shined like   the sun,
Who travels in one wheeled chariot  ,  which cannot be destroyed,
Which had  the strength  the northern meru mountain over which clouds  hover 
And which cannot  be even approached    by the Gods   in the early  ages.

1289.One of those bows   was being used   by the consort  of Uma ,
And the other  was  taken by Lord Vishnu   who measured   the world by his feet,
And the devas came   to know about it they asked Lord Brahma  ,
“Which of these two is  more stronger”  during those   days.

1290.That Brahma who lives on scented  lotus flower  thinking,
That this thought process of the devas is good 
 Using a suitable plan  , using the cause   of those two bows,
Created quarrel among those    two  great  Gods    who were   one ,
And who were    greatest   among   all  gods. 

1291-1292.Both of them   readied   both the bows by tying the string,
Making the seven worlds scared   with  all the directions shiver,
With harsh and great fire   rise   and when they    were ,
Fighting further   the bow of Lord Shiva who burnt   the three  cities,
Broke , that Lord Shiva   became    very   angry ,
And when the    war commenced   again  , devas prevented it  ,
And the three eyed Shiva    gave that   bow to the king of devas ,
And  the black lord Vishnu who was   winning   gave that bow,
To sage Rishika   who was  my grand father  who wasdoing great penance.

1293.Rishika then gave   it to my father   and this is the same pretty  bow,
That was   given by my father  to me, and if you are able  to bend it easily  ,
Oh  Son, I would agree   that there   are no kings in the world equal to you,
And I would not continue   the war  which I wanted   to fight   with you,
And please   also hear   further  from me.

1294-1295.It is not proper   to consider breaking of a  broken bow   as a great act,
Oh one born in Manu clan,  Please hear from me further.
I am one  who has enmity  with you  and all those  born in  royal family,
My father   who never did anything wrong   and one who has  controlled his  anger,
Was  killed by a king who was like an Asura some  time back  and  being mentally upset,
I did obsequies to my father   as per rules   in the pond  of blood,
Collected by uprooting  twenty one generations  of  crowned  kings,
By the blade  by the hot weapon called  axe   and  ,
Then only    I  was able to get    rid   of my anger.

 1296,After that I gave all the world   to sages in charity  ,
Controlled all my  major  enmity    , did very great  measureless penance  ,
And was living on the matchless  Mahendra   mountain,
Since the sound of your breaking  the bow reached  me  there,
I came here seething  and suppose you are  one who is strong,
Bend this bow, for I am going to fight with you.

      1297.When he told like this  , Rama  smiled   and with a  shining face ,
Told him , “Give me the bow  used by Narayana  who achieved victory with it”,
And Parasurama immediately gave that   bow  and Rama after   taking the bow,
Making Paasurama  having close knit   matted hair   scared,
He bent that bow    up to his shoulders   and   told Parasurama.

1298.”Though you have killed   all the kings who ruled over this world,
Apart  from  being the son   of one  great sage   who like the seed of Vedas  protected them,
You are  also doing great penance   and so  I am not supposed   to kill you .
Since this arrow that  I have taken cannot    go without   doing a job,
Please tell me  the thing that  it should hurt.Tell me quickly”, told he.

1299.”Oh just one, do not get angry  , I know  that  you are,
The  first among this world   the Lord Vishnu who wears the thulasi,
Oh Brahmin  , the bow of Lord Shiva   who wears   the crescent  ,
Can only be broken   by you  only   as  you  only possibly can  hold it.”said Parasurama.

1300.”Oh lord   who has a pretty feet    and wearing   victorious anklets,
If it   is true that you are lord Vishnu    who holds the lustrous wheel,
How can there  be sorrow now   to this   world?
Even the  bow of yours   which I have given you now ,
Would never   be suitable    to your great strength  now.”

1301.”I  request you   to aim at all the penance  I did ,
To the arrow  that you are having and destroy it all,
So that the arrow is not wasted.: when Parasurama told  this,
Rama’s hand twitched and that  arrow   went  ,
And  brought   all the penance done by Parasurama and went back to his quiver.

1302.”Oh Rama who is having the colour of the   cleaned blue gem,
Oh Lord who wears the pretty Thulasi garland ,
Oh Lord who is the home of all beings of the   three  worlds,
Let all  that  you wished to do   be completed in a swift manner..
Iam taking leave  of you”, saying this Parasurama  saluted him and went away.

1303 After he went away  after  losing his pride, That stainless one ,
Saluted Dasaratha who has  lost feeling of all his five sense organs,
And who was sorrowing   after   his soul got pained, and with his ebbing love ,
Stood before his father  and made him climb   to the shore from the ocean of sorrow.

1304.Dasaratha  who had the   army of elephants , who after becoming his normal self  ,
 With all his sorrows removed, who had seen the   other shore  of  the ocean of sorrow ,
In which he was earlier drowned,  Got drowned in the shore less sea of joy.

1305. He then hugged   his son who   received     the  bow,
From Parasurama    who had   a mind devoid   of any mercy,
And had given him a matchless bad name  , smelled his head,
And bathed   him with his tears    which were flowing like a stream.

1306.” Is it possible to do this  heroic act   
To be  done in this  faultless  young age ?
This boy   is the one who gives    wealth and salvation,
To people     who do blessed   and sinful deeds.
This  is definitely   the truth”,   he told.

1307.Seeing  Varuna   who   holds a horrifying spear ,
Among those devas who had   come to shower flowers on him,
Rama  gave that bow  to him  and told   him, “Look    after   this great bow.”.
And then when his army   shouted with   joy   , he  departed,
With them and    reached   the very fertile city of Ayodhya,

1308. After  all   of them reached Ayodhya   and were  enjoying life,
That king   who  was  full  of  manly qualities   and had an army ,
Which was having   a huge collection of drums  saw Bharata  ,
And told him some thing  that no one imagined to him to tell.

1309.”Oh young one  , as per the strong wish of your grand father ,
I understand   that   he has great desire   to see  you   and so  ,
Oh Bharata    , who has  ornaments  all over his chest ,
Start to Kekaya  country   where  conches boom in all  water reserves”

1310.When the king ordered  like this Bharata   went  and saluted,
The flower  like feet of Rama  and since he  did not have  a soul,
That   is separate from Rama   and went  away like,
The  body separately going from the soul .

1311.In the chariot drawn by horses   with widely scattered manes,
Accompanied by Yudajith  , who owned an army where conches boomed,
Along  with his brother Sathrugna  , he reached ,
In seven days , the fertile Kekaya country  blessed  with water resources.

1312. After Bharatha went away  ,   the king of kings Asoka    
Was continuing   his faultless    rule  and we would  tell,
In the forgoing chapters   the results  of the great penance ,
Done by the devas     and other   happenings.

  Bala Kandam   comes to an end

Kamba Ramayanam –Bala Kandam Padalam 19-21

19.Yethir kol Padalam
Chapter  on receiving guests)

   (This chapter in detail tells us   how king Janaka along with his army went and received Dasaratha along with army as well as relations. It also indicates   the great arrangements made by the king.. This   is just mentioned in one stanza in the  Valmiki Ramayana)

1029.Not following    those    which have    been prohibited    by the Vedas,
And following without fail those   rules of justice as     told by the Vedas,
The King   Dasaratha    who  is the king of kings  who had the white umbrella and  King’s staff,
Along with ocean like army   in to which    the stream   of the water   of rut,
From those   elephants which     had ornamental     cover of the face,
Reached     the shores    of the river Ganga.

1030.Due to that ocean of army armed with arrows and weapons  drinking  the water,
The clear water  of the ganges    was much reduced    and even   the land of  the serpents,
Which have split toungue   became visible    and  even the ocean with salty water,
Became thirsty because    the stoppage    of the    flow of water   of ganges.

1031.By the time Dasaratha   who owned   very large area   of land  crossed  the river,
And went near  the town of Mithila with broad fields   and which had  large water resources,
And we would start   telling about   activities   of Janaka who was merciful   and
 Who had a cavalry who were expert in jumping.
And who had  shoulders    which were as firm as pillars .

1032.As soon as he heard that king Dasaratha    has arrived, with joy ebbing out of his mind,
King Janaka accompanied  by an ocean like army  with  male elephants capable  
Of breaking   great logs of wood , with chariot army and with   horses   with stirrups ,
Came similar to the  moon  who comes   to meet the sun,  to  receive Dasaratha,
Who had     great wealth which was as much as Indra’s wealth.

1033.Like all other oceans with  their conches   going   on  making   great sound,
And joining the ocean of milk, the armies   of Dasaratha  in whose country,
The river Ganges flows came and joined the  army of  the fertile  country,
Ruled by  The king who had a daughter   and like the milky ocean,
Which has the lady  of the lotus living in it  receiving other  oceans, received them.

1034. To the army   of Dasaratha who were armed with  sharp spears like Banyan leaf,
The seven seas    which are long and broad   and house   the sea sharks are comparable,
And to the measureless army with divisions of men, chariots, elephant and horse
Again only the sea   which is spread throughout the world   is  comparable.

1035,White  royal umbrellas   with garlands   which were tied with  clump of peacock feathers  ,
Of that army hid the entire sky  , thereby hiding the  sun and making the earth dark ,
And it was  comparable   to huge  lotus ponds where   red  and white lotus flowers were  found mixed.

1036. Does the Goddess Lakshmi who lives in red lotus flowers   live in the  flags,
Of Dasaratha    who was ruling   his country    without any types of laziness?
Or does she live in his kingdom which  had come  from generation  to the next generation?
Or Does she stay   in the ocean like army of his? Or Does she live   in his chest?
Or does she  stay  in the pretty crown of his?, It was not possible to understand.

1037.The pretty sound of bees   which hover   round   the black hair,
Of the ladies whose breasts   which ebb out of the cloth   tying them,
Is indeed the music with seven types   of note , and the sound  made by the chariots,
Is very much similar   to the   waves of the great white   oceans,
And the  trumpeting sound of his  great elephants  ,
Is similar to the sound of thunder of the   rainy season.

1038.It is easy to tell that the dust raised by the marching   army  ,
Not only  filled up all oceans   but also rised  and spread in the heavens,
And these dust rised    to the heaven through    the hole made  ,
By the feet of Lord Vishnu   who was armed with the wheel   ,
When he    measured   all the three   worlds  by his feet.

1039.In that army when the kings   were marching close to one   another,
Their white umbrellas   hid the complete   sky   and it was  easy to drive away
The darkness thus  created  due to     the   golden gem studded  ,
Ornaments   that   the army wore  , which were  shining  like lightning.
And also   many gems due to their luster   would create  a  rainbow,
Creating the heat    of the sun and some gems create  the cool of the moon.

1040  The very strong Janaka   who was capable  of shooting powerful arrows ,
When he saw that the faultless   king Dasaratha    was coming to his city,
Started to go  and receive him   sprinkling every where  the scented  powders,
As well as golden dust   and the pollen of scented   flowers, which were the only dust there.

1041. The slush that was  created  on the way were , the perfumed honey ,
Musk  ,  the saffron  dust   as well as the   dust of the Akil trees ,
The extra  amount of musk created by the deer  as well as,
Various   other mixtures of scented products  mixed,
In the   water   of rut flowing    from the elephants.

1042.The reflected  light   from the   golden ornaments of   the ladies , who wore scented flower,
  Garlands would go and reach   the white umbrellas    and go round them  ,
Along with this   the huge flags which are signs of victory   would merge ,
Along with other decorations   and would provide   cool shade  everywhere.

1043.When opposite   the army of Dasaratha which had matchless strength,
The army of Janaka   which was having more and more ebbing out stood,
The sound created was   like the    sound of a torrential river ,
Merging with   the matchless   ocean   with   beating tides.

1044.The king Janaka   with an elephant army capable of breaking   huge pillars,
Came  before Dasaratha    who had the culture and love  of father to all,
Pushed by great desire and joy  ,   with  the speed    of mind riding on a huge chariot.

1045.When Janaka came before the chariot of Dasaratha  , he got down from the chariot ,
With his pretty as well as very strong    army   standing   behind him,
And when Dasaratha  signed him to get up   in to his chariot  ,
He got in to it   and he and Dasaratha   hugged each other with faces full of joy.

1046.That  Dasaratha   who was like  a  lion which was being received by a tiger ,
And who was   greater than every one  , after hugging king  Janaka with both hands,
With a faultless mind enquired about the welfare of  each of king Janaka ’s relations,
And requested   him  to go forward along with him   and eventually reached   the city of MIthila.

1047.When both of them with great joy   reached   the town of MIthila,
Rama , who was only comparable to himself  and  who by his strength  ,
Broke the bow of Lord Shiva   who was    of the colour  of fire  ,
Came out of that city    and neared Dasaratha   to receive him.

1048.That Rama    who was being saluted by  the people of earth,
The people of upper and under worlds  , surrounded   by ,
Very strong army of horses and soldiers  , came out of  ,
That town   which was    famous     for its army  ,
And came riding   on a  chariot made by red gold  and green gems.

1049.Who can estimate the   very large  number  of,
Male  elephants, female elephants, chariots   and horses,
Which accompanied    Rama and Lakshmana  as per orders of Janaka,
When they went   to meet   their father Dasaratha.

1050.Rama   who was like Neelothpala, Karum kuvalai   and Kayampoo flowers
Who had a matchless  form  , which was more sweeter  that any portrait  ,
And who was a boy  and who  had   the divine feet  , which was fit to be saluted even by devas,
Came  and reached  Dasaratha    like   the soul that   had   left him earlier.

1051. Rama   went   speedily to salute the holy    feet of his father ,
And when he fell  on the feet of the king wearing  anklets and got up,
The king hugged him   and in the chest    of the king , who was like Manu,
The mountain like shoulders of Rama who broke   the mountain like bow vanished.

1052.Dasaratha  who removed   the sorrows   of the eight directions as well   as the sky,
 Whose fame   has spread everywhere and who was the greatest among kings,
Was saluted by  the younger one, who is of the colour   of gold   and  as soon  as he got up,
Hugged him tightly so that  he would go within flower garlands he was wearing.

1053. After that  Rama   who broke the bow that was   held by Lord Shiva,
Who had long matted hair , saluted the mother   who gave birth to him,
As well as his other mothers  and who can properly  describe the  joy in their  minds?

1054. When Bharata  in whose mind always the great love to Rama flows like a stream
Which  was flowing through   his  lustrous   eyes  constantly    , saluted Rama and got up,
Rama   hugged him similar to how he was hugged by  his father,
On his gold like chest  , like a soul is hugging another  soul.

1055.Lakshmana who accompanied the black coloured Rama,
And the  younger brother of him , who is greatest in devotion to Rama  ,
Who were  both    greatness    which cannot be matched,
Came near and with their perfumed head ,
Saluted the feet of their brothers who wore  golden anklets.

1056. Dasaratha   who ruled with great justice  and  with great deal of mercy,
Was  realized as   the  most ideal wealth ,  due to his qualities  ,
Which gave him fame  and   had these   four sons who had   good qualities,
Like the matchless   four Vedas   and  those four sons were great  like their father.

1057.That emperor  Dasaratha  , whose  rule was an example    to others,
And who had so much mercy that all   all beings considered  him as their good mother
Saw and ordered  Rama   to take along with him his army which was considered   as great wealth.

1058. The amount  love   those  soldiers who had elephants towards the princes  ,
Is something   which cannot    be measured     by any of us.
Was the  great joy   without stain   which  arose   in them , long lived  or short lived?
And as soon as those princes    who had decorated   their   hair with flowers,
Came among them,    the  joy   that all of them felt was equivalent to that of Dasaratha.

1059.With   his loving brothers saluting him     and coming on victorious horses.
With great joy due to the stable    and great  love   towards their  elder brother,
And with    hand held conches    and very big drums making    great sound,
Rama  with a beauty which is rare even in pictures rode on a pretty chariot.

1060.The crowd of beautiful women who were  looking like dolls,
Whose feet has been painted by   the  juice of red cotton,
Stood in very tall buildings , which were asking clouds to  enter  them
And live in them ,   and threw their poison   like eye on Rama 
And were   also  showering flowers from there   and ,
Rama reached    the very wide    streets of Mithila surrounded by walls.

1061.Near   all the stages  of  that town  , with their bangles shaking,
With their hair falling down , with their lotus    flower like feet  ,
Demonstrating the book of   sage Bharata   , ladies  ,
Who have  cone like broad breasts   which compete  with,
The tusk of huge elephants in rut    were  dancing ,
But     the place was home and  not dancing   stages.

1062.Due the  primeval   lord   of  all devas     coming near   them,
Ladies from little girls    to grown up lasses  ,  who had  been sent  ,
By  the God of love   who was well armed  , came  in the streets,
With pretty black long hair  and we will tell   about it later.

20.Ulaviyar  Padalam
 Chapter on the procession in the  streets.

(No reference to these incidents are made in Valmiki Ramayana. The poet   wants us to see    the personality of Rama, through the eyes of lasses  of Mithila. Dasaratha and Rama reach the hall where   they are going to see Sita.)

1063.The ladies whose hair was being made wet by the  honey of flowers,
Like the species of deer came  and like   the peacocks   came,
Like the stars    shining  on the sky and  ,like shining  stars coming to surround came
With bees   making   great sound  to drink honey  from  their hairs,
And with their anklets and other ornaments   making   sound,
And filled up all vacant areas     of the street.

1064.Those  ladies who were like   great ornament    to that   city,
Were not bothered about the hair   which was falling down  all round them,
Were not bothered about their waist best   falling down , were not bothered,
To catch their thin garments  sliding  and falling down from their  shoulders,
And they neared and crowded round Rama though    their this  waists were bending,
And shouting , “give way, give way”   and  they  surrounded   him like   honey bees.

1065.They who were like clear water   flowing  downwards,
Who had   big eyes similar to the big  black flowers flowering in the stream,
With their tiny anklets making sound and   with their waists  giving pain,
Were like those running   to catch their mind  , which was,
Dragging them all   towards  Rama.

1066.   Telling   with each other,” With our eyes    we are   only seeing  love  here .
We have realized   the greatness   of being feminine today,”
They rushed like   deer jumping towards   clear  drinkable water 
Which  has been produced after a long time   by rain, 
The rain having      failed for a long time and made   the  land dry.

1067. For seeing those holy feet   that gave Ahalya    a body which was red in colour and
Those big shoulders   which broke the bow   to get Sita   with scented black hair  ,
Ladies came and crowded    in those royal avenues  and  were like  ,
Those bees that crowd round a pot of nectar   , making sound.

1068.Rama   was like the one who jumped along  with horse drawn chariot  ,
In to    the eyes   of those ladies   who were staring at him   ,
With  fully opened    eyes, and made   a new meaning  ,
To the word “Kannan(eye like darling)  , by this act.

1069.”His chariot will be  going  with great speed and passing our   eyes,”
Like this when those ladies    were   telling with great dejection,
And they  further  Said , “Sita   who  would be seeing  to it that  Rama   who had measured 
The world with one step   and sky  with another, never  goes out of her eye and   Is indeed great.”

1070.One girl  just entering  the age of a  lady  , was prepared   to  leave  ,
Their heritage , the cloth which never left their body  , Conch made bangles,
All good acts  , their stainless   beauty  , mind, intelligence , luster  ,
Diamond studded ornaments ,  her  innocence  , her   shyness  ,
Her control over mind   except  possibly only her soul.

1071.With kendai fish like eyes   which were  above   the  ornament of ears ,
Raining   tears   like the rain  fall    of the cloud  was  shed  by  one lady,
Who had youthful breasts , where even a thread  cannot   go  in between,
Who was with    wounds  caused    by the arrows of the love by the god of love his sugarcane bow  ,
And  stood  tired   with all her   body parts thinning   down like her  streak of lightning like   waist.

1072,Did all the  sword  like eyes   of those   girls who had applied    red plant extract ,
On their fingers  , become   black   because of the body colour of Rama?
Or Did Rama   who had the   black body colour resembling the cloud .
Got  his  colour from    all the black   eyes of ladies never leaving it?  We do not know.

1073.One lady with  lustrous forehead and the colour  of new leaf of mango tree  ,
Seeing the expertise in war of the god of love   who sends arrows of bunches  of flowers at them,
Asked “Who is that matchless  archer   who is not bothered
About the greatness of the rule of Dasaratha,
And not realizing the expertise  in archery of Rama  
And shooting arrows  at ornamented ladies?”

1074.One foremost lady who can be compared to Goddess Lakshmi  ,
Allowed all her   ornaments    to slip away from her   body   due to thinning of body,
And  was standing   incapable of carrying herself   and  was standing,
Holding only her cloths  like  a picture drawn   by those  who knew  about pleasure,
Like the taste  of passion   which cannot adequately  be  described  by words.

1075.One peacock  like lady with eyes  like  sharp spear as well as  the God of death,
With her bow like  eye brows  , sweat filled forehead  ,  with green colour  of parting,
Spreading all over her  body   and with  a greatly dejected mind   was   standing  ,
Not seeing   Rama   and sadly said ,”Does the  merciful Rama   go alone?”

1076. One lady who had black hair like Kajal  , red mouth   and  lustrous forehead,
Was becoming    greatly sad thinking of Rama and said  , “Oh frind  , one  cheat,
Has entered in to my mind   through    my eyes and I have closed,
My eyelids tightly    so that he cannot go out   and so show  me ,
The way to my cot so that  I can enjoy    him fully.”

1077.One lady who was looking like a doll  , without bothering   about,
Arrows struck by the God of love    on her divine    body  and without,
Realizing   that the cloth as well as waist belt has come loose  ,
Was seeing   all those   seeing the body of Rama   with love,
With her   very angry and fire    spitting       eyes.

1078.One  lady with a spear like eyes   which was black as well as white,
And with red lines   being seen outside   which appears   like ,
The lie of   her mind was going    to escape outside  ,which normally,
Was playful   , exuberant and was trying to measure length   of her hair,
Came with a  pleased mind to see Rama   and after  seeing  went back home hot.

1079. One lady with  broad eyes   with a great desire to see the beauty of Rama ,
Seeing that  the  heavy black hair  , Thick breasts tied with cloth,
The hips  and other parts   tied by golden belt   of the ladies  in her front  ,
Was hiding his   form,   Went on seeing Rama  through the clearing between their thin  waists.

1080.There was nothing   in any place   in those streets   except ,
The ornaments falling  down due to the heat their body  created   ,
Due  to  the  shooting of arrows on their mind   by  the    well prepared   God of love ,
The melting sandal paste   flowing due to the sweat on their breasts  ,
The  waist belt  , pearl  garlands    and conch bangles , fallen,
Due to their becoming thin  due to love  and ,
The   flower garlands which had fallen down from their black hairs.

1081.All those who saw Rama’s shoulders saw   only his shoulders,
Those saw his lotus like feet wearing   heroic anklets , saw  only his feet,
And those who saw his large   and  long  hands   saw  only that  ,
And thus which of those ladies with sword like eyes    saw his  full form,
And they   like those who see themselves   and not   those Gods  ,
Deciding fate,    saw only a part of him and not the whole.

1082.One lady with a thin waist     and    very long hair,
Without getting sad   , completely filled her mind with  Rama,
And who  can be greater   than the great one  who ,
Has  filled   her mind   with the form of that God,
Who at one time kept the   entire universe in his  belly.

1083. One lady who had waving    heavy hair   who was wearing selected ornaments,
Came to see Rama like a pretty flowery creeper  with her waist belt and  anklets making sound  ,
And seeing her fall down due   excess   of pass ion on seeing Rama,
All  her friends   were   forced   to assist   her back to her home.

1084. At that time one lady with selected ornaments and bud like breasts ,
Told, “Oh Lord who has such a hard heart  who did not take mercy on me,
Oh blessed one,   who broke Shiva’s bow    for the sake of   the  innocent lady Sita,
Since I am also a girl   , break the sugarcane bow of God of love and save me.”

1085.One lady with a  black   eye in which Kajal has   been applied  ,
And had a lustrous forehead   told “This Rama who has   done great penance ,
Should stop from  going in that chariot     as he  is standing  before my eyes,
Is it illusion or is  it only a dream?”

1086.One lady who did not have any other emissary except  her mind,
To send to Rama  , became very famished and tired  because of love    and told,
“What type of penance   did Sita   who had eyes    with red lines ,
Who has ear globes made of gold   and  well ornamented ears   do?”

1087.A lady who did not have   any shortcomings  , became  nervous,
Cried   and breathed hot   and  becoming tired saluted her  dear friend,
And told, “Would it be possible    for the God of love  to draw  a picture  of Rama ?”

1088.One lady who had a very pretty mouth  and a lustrous  forehead,
Said, “If we properly think about it  ,it is not possible  for a man to be this pretty,
And so I am telling you  that   he is not a man but only   Lord Vishnu (Krishna?)  ,
All  of you are going to realize   this later  .”

1089. One lady with a lustrous    forehead   noticing that,
Her golden anklet and bangle got loose and fell   down,
And feeling greatly depressed     in the mind, said,
“This   faultless one   has come here because,
Of the great penance    that  Janaka    has  done earlier.”

1090.One lady with wet eyes   and  wearing  green gem embedded  ,
Ornaments over her  hip  , became so sad    that  the beauty ,
That  was residing in her   for a long time   moved away from her,
Thought, “Would he  come in my  dream alone   instead ,
Of   being crowded    by great sages and kings as of now?”

1091.One lady  who was   like a peacock joyous  in seeing,
Black clouds  and who was also like a golden creeper  ,
Wanted to hide    the love that she    felt in her heart,
And  when God of love came to know   about it  ,
He  brought   out  the love in her  heart on her  face.

1092.One lady who had a face like moon   with two eyes,
Went and reached the bed of flowers  ,
Like a snake which heard   the noise of thunder,
With sweat covering  her pretty   closely placed breasts,
Lost her  ability to think   and went on passing deep breaths.

 1093.Many ladies who had   red  mouth  like led lily flowers ,
Which drip nectar  , became jittery  with the soul  and unstable 
Like Sita who had a hip   that was   crying  and had no reason,
To be joyous  . How are  they going to live?

1094.Another  lady with body covered with sweat and  with  a depressed  soul,
Asked, “The pure Rama   has not looked at 
Any lady   who was weeping   and was very sad   
With   his red eyes,. Does this mean  ,
That   he  is one without any trace of love?”

1095.  There was no limit to the  lasses in that town,
And there  is no adequate measure to beauty of Rama,
And what can  the God of love with a golden bow do?
Since all his arrows were exhausted he took out his sword.

1096.We do know  about   the war   between God  of love,
And the young ladies of the city   with long scented hair,
But do not know   about the war between the young god   of love  ,
And  divine ladies in spite of the   arrows of God of love,
Had  they now also pierced the heart   of the ladies of heaven.

1097.”This Rama   without desiring   anything  from all those,
Who  are  in love with him  . Is it proper ?
Looks he does not know what   is mercy,
Tell me whether  he is one of those realized ones.
It looks like he is one  who murders girls, “ one said.

1098.One lady   who had sandal paste applied on her breasts to get it cooled,
Who has a thin waist  like a hand drum  , with both sides   thick,
Due to the love on Rama   could not recognize   her hands or body
Was lying down exhausted    with all people saying  .
“Would she survive?” and   “”she would   survive.”

1099. One lady who talks like a   sugar  syrup  ,
Like one swinging in a swing tied between betelnut trees  ,
Went behind the chariot of   Rama with her feet becoming red,
 And would then come back due to shyness. Why is she doing it?”

1100.One lady who had crossed   the limits of passion and lost her brain,
Seeing another   lady who had come there , asked,
“On your way did   you   happen to see  my mind  which followed  Rama?”
When the desire exceeds the limit   how can there be shyness.

1101.There  was  one lady who was like Goddess  Lakshmi who said   ,
”The clan of this Rama are those  who have given their  soul to those
Who approached them to save and when it is so  , how is it   this Rama is, 
 Not willing    to give us  ,the sweet soul that is very dear to us, “asked she.

1102. One lady who had a good forehead and who was broken down by fear  ,
Said, “When we enquire about why this Rama broke the  bow of Shiva,
Which was kept in our armory  , it appears to me that is   not due to his love,
Towards the peacock like lass   whose   head is   filled with the   scent,
Of Akil Smoke   and who was capable   of speaking a pure  toungue,
But due to the fact that   he wanted to show  us what he has learned.”

1103.One lady with disheveled hair , who had  lost   her  pearl necklace,
Cloths   and other ornaments   and was about   to    fall down   tired,
Asked, “Who are as strong as    the god of love  who is   trying  to kill me,
Without any fear in front   of  Rama who is holding a fearsome bow.”

1104,When ladies of different age groups attained this state   of mind,
Rama   along with group of kings    who were   all well armed,
Reached    the  hall   Where     the faultless    sage Vasishta  ,
And Viswamithra who had seen the  other shore of knowledge of Vedas were sitting.

1105, That Lord of Goddess Lakshmi  came like    the moving streaks of lightning ,
 Came  wearing    swinging  necklaces   of chosen gems  on his chest there,
He   saluted    by  falling on the ground   similar to monsoon clouds  falling down on earth,
The holy and divine feet     of the two great sages  Vasishta and Viswamithra.

1106.When  Rama who was born in Ayodhya   to protect Dharma  from being destroyed,
Saluted those sages  , they blessed him and asked  him to sit    on a  seat,
He sat on a seat decorated   by matchless    floral designs  ,
And shined along with his   brothers  who followed him like shadow,

1107.Like   the white coloured moon    coming lighting  all over the sky  ,
Followed by all the stars   , Dasaratha    the chief of a great army  ,
Reached that   hall studded   with  gems   which were really great.

1108.After having  saluted those sages with great penance  ,
With    the best of flowers containing honey being showered on him,
With Brahmins    reciting    poems of blessing   , he  took his seat,
Making Indra  ashamed     feeling that  he is not lucky like him.

1109-1111. Ganga kings  , Kongu kings  , Kalinga kings , Kulinga kings,
The  kings of Sinhala  , the chera kings  ,  The  pandya kings ,
The king of Anga  , King of KUlindha  , king of Avanthi,
The king of Bengal  , The Chozha king , Maratta king  ,
The kings of Magadha  , King of Matshya desa, the king of mlechas  ,
The heroic Ilada  king , the king of Vidharbha  ,
The king   of china  , The king of Thengana   The king of Chenchakas  , The king of Somaka  ,
The king of Jonakas  , The   king  of turkey  , the king of Guru desa,
The well armed Yadava kingf, The king of Konkanas who have seven groups,
The king of Chedhi country, The king of Thelugus , the kings of Karnataka  ,
And all   all other shining kings  of earth covered  by the  sky came  to that hall.

1112.Those ladies   who tell words  sweeter     than     the sweet sugarcane,
Stood by the side   of the king Dasaratha   and fanned him with cowries,
And those   were  similar to the luster   of   the  pretty new leaves,
Of   The very tall tree   of the rising   fame of that king.

1113.The  sweet sound  of  ladies  who had  honeyed  hair decorated by flowers,
Over which bees  , Minjiru and Karumbu (type of bees )   go round and round,
Wished Dasaratha   “Long live”   with the back ground of music from flute  ,
And their lisping tome sounded   like   the music  played by Yaazh.

1114.The  matchless white royal umbrella of the king  having elephants     with fierce   eyes,
Was like   the presence of full moon     who had    come to that place  with great mercy  ,
To witness   the   great marriage   of Sita    who belonged to his clan and become joyous.

1115.Due to the standing of the army of Dasaratha  which was standing  ,
Without leaving any space   like huge long sea all over   the city  and surroundings,
The country of Janaka   who had an elephant army which  achieved victory only ,
Was   looking more like a city  which was   full of people  .

1116. That Janaka who was the father of Sita who had lustrous forehead ,
Due   the love  that was pouring in him spent   all his wealth  ,
For celebrating      this marriage   , the water of love ,
That flowed from his   heart   was   equal to Rama as well as ,
Those   of the people   who were having a low status.

21.Kolam kaan padalam
The chapter  on seeing  the form

(This is a part of the South Indian form of marriage  . In Valmiki Ramayana Rama does not see Sita     till the day of marriage, as is the case of North Indian marriage    . This chapter is also absent from Valmiki  Ramayana. In this chapter the poet describes how a  bride is dressed up before the wedding.  In the later chapter on wedding  ,  this aspect has been left out. Another aspect is that   her mother does not come to the hall where this ceremony is taking place .)

1117. Surrounded by the queens who     were  looking like picture,
Dasaratha   who was occupying   his seat like  Devendra,
His  Guru Vasishta   seeing Janaka   with faultless  white umbrella ,
And with the royal staff   with great sweetness   and told him,
“Please bring   Sita   with deer like eyes   to this place.”

1118.When he was told like this   That king  with joyful mind  ,
Saluted the sage   and  told some ladies with chosen ornaments  ,
“Go and bring the queen of women here.”   And those ladies,
Who speak sweetly like honey  ,  pushed   by their measureless ,
Love towards   Sita    went quickly from there   and  told the same,
To the   young lasses   who were attendants  of Sita.

1119. Not knowing that eye lids   which hide  are the ornaments    for the eyes,
Those attendants   covered  the pretty form of Sita with  lustrous ornaments,
And like adding sweet taste    to the already   sweet  nectar ,
They  started    beautifying   the already beautiful limbs of Sita,
For   the  people of this earth  surrounded by tumultuous sea  are ignorant.

1120.Like the colour of Lord Vishnu   after filling up the mind  of Sita,
Rose up   and from there    spread  as flags   all over the world,
Was   the hair of Sita   and in the  middle of that pretty hair  ,
They   pinned up a Chigazhigai , which was   a thick round made  of flowers,
And this appeared    like the full moon   in between   the black clouds.

1121,Like as per   practice    the stars   of the sky get attached   to the  full moon,
They hanged  a lustrous chutti which looked like stars   on her forehead  ,
And like  the cow called  clouds   licking the calf called  moon which it created,
They hanged an ornament called lock   in the flow of her   dark hairs,
Which appeared  like   breeze   like locks   on her   forehead.

1122”Is he not that  hero who broke    the great bow of Lord Shiva 
 Who has ganges on his head, and the  lad who  went away   stealing 
Her  great femaleness   and made me almost lose my  soul?”
When the mind of Sita was    wavering like this ,
Those friends of hers   made her wear the lustrous  ear globes   which wave.

1123.They also made Sita wear several faultless   ornaments   which suit her,
On the  neck of Sita which was like the divine conch   of God Vishnu.
“Which would be   the   suitable   ornament    for the neck of the ladies,
When Only   the Mangalya   of a  lady   has a  prefix of “Thiru(holy)?”

1124.  “Should I tell the pearl necklace   of Sita   worn over  ,
Several ornaments hovering over her   breast   as,
The one made   of  taking the stars  in the sky and   stitching it together?”
Or should I say  that it was made of cutting in to pieces  the full moon?
Or should I say   that it is   the light of shyness   in her face   as,
She had   to go and See Rama   surrounded  by so many people?
How would I be able to describe it properly?”

1125.Sita    had given red colour    to petals   of lotus flower,
Which were   not  comparable to her little feet   applied with   red juice,
And also gave the red colour to the pearl necklaces   worn over her breasts,
Due to their reflecting   the red colour  of her nectar   like   body    
Indicating   that those who depend on good  people    would become good.

1126.The  ornamented shoulders of Sita   whose   waists were getting tired,
Due to their lifting her very huge breasts     which were   like saffron  tins
Can be like   the Bamboo plants only if they wear , Padmaragha stones,
AS well as pearls which make you close     one’s eyes     due to their luster.
One may ask  are there such bamboos   and the answer  is only such bamboos  are equal.

1127. The lotus flower like red hands of Sita   who wears flower garlands on her unfurled hair,
Which were   as soft as the new leaves  have done penance  for being   touched by,
The tender red hands   of Rama   and were lovely   and thinking  that ,
Those lotus flower would close down and become   like buds at night,
They made her wear  bangles of Padmaragha stones  ,
Which had luster   like sun  so that , they are always open.

1128.On  the golden boxes    of the breasts of Sita whose hair   is decorated in many ways,
They drew   flower plants  , sugarcane the bow of God   of love  using paste  of sandal and musk,
And   created more pain to the waist of Sita  , which made one doubt  ,
As to whether they are there   or not there   similar   to the concept of God,
AS the divine  imagination   as in    several  religious   books    and tenets .

1129. To the hip   which never moves away      from the thin silk cloth   worn by her  ,
They   made her wear  a waist belt which shows its prettiness outside  ,
And hanged on it   a round ornament    called  “THaraka Chummai”,
And to the great luster   from   gems starting  on   those    ornaments,
Along with the lustrous red colour  of Sita   also became red ,
And those friends who were  moving round her  stood fixed ,
There    due to the luster  of those gems   closing their eyes.

1130. Sita who had hips similar to the hood   of the snake   had  her feet ,
AS red even without any painting  and were as delicate   as the Anicha flower.
To make those tender feet  which were like   red lotus flowers,
They made her wear  anklets   which kept on making    sounds,
Possibly telling   all   those friends,  “I am tender, tender.”

1131.The eyes of Sita were like poison kept inside   which was surrounded by nectar ,
And were straight  ,  had  large number   of red lines and were   as cool as rain,
Without any deceit   or wickedness   and we are  not sure what those  friends applied on it,
“It could be black kajal    or it could be the colour of  Lord Rama.”

1132, Two black lily flowers with bees hovering round it have flowered,  
In side   a lotus flower  and like the third crescent   of the growing moon,
Having a star   in between    the crescent  , they put   a thilaka    on her forehead  ,
To that lady    who was the thilaka    to the maidens of earth, heaven a and serpent land.

1133.With pretty bees  , Karumbuus  , Minjiru    going round  ,
They kept   in proper places  loose flowers  , Flowers  to be attached to hair  ,
Flowers to be kept on top of the head    as well as  faultless ears 
And on the top of them , similar to the shining of young leaves  of Karpaga tree  ,
They applied   powder of gold   which was like the pollen of punnai flowers.

  1134.After  making her pretty like this   thinking that evil  eye would fall on her,
They   waved a ghee lamp round her   and along with water    sprinkled    flowers,
Worshipped the Gods  , gave presents of gold  to  those who are an expert in Vedas,
Applied white mustard on her forehead  and waved round   the red coloured water  ,
And also protected against evil   the lady   who was   brought   up like a peacock.

1135.Like the bees which steal the honey   which gives joy from lotus flowers  ,
Those ladies  drinking  the beauty of the lady who taught  speaking to a parrot,
Faltered in their speech   and stood  giving up their normal   feminine qualities,
Is not the mind same     for those  ladies     and to the men?

1136,Those friends of Sita having hair   like that of a black cloud,
Seeing Sita  with ornamented breasts   like    that of a full moon,
Stood there  with joy   and enchantment. Each of the  body parts   of ,
The deer like ladies would be    desired  by  several people differently,
But if some one sees all beauty in one place  , who can stand,
Without losing   all    their  mind  at that place.

1137.Due to having    the divine conch   , due to living on the lotus  ,
And spreading every where   and appearing   in the minds of people,
As per their want , Virtuous ladies   like that of Arundathi  ,
Became equal to lord Vishnu   , How  can we tell a comparison to her?

1138. With broad waist belt  , with anklets    with bells,
With snake  Noopuras  , bangles     and  Tie bells of  leg making  great sound,
Large number    friends of Sita who had   sweet voice    surrounded her  while going,
Like  the dancing ladies   of Indra   coming    surrounding her.

1139.Chinthas,* dwarfs ,, hunchbacks     as well as the crowd of her friends,
Came near and saluted her feet   and then surrounded    her  ,
And the lass      started   walking   under the shade  created by gold and gems,
Like the young moon proceeding in    the sky surrounded   by stars.
      *handicapped  people

1140.The  earth   who gave birth to   her who was like a  flowery creeper,
Fearing that her tender   feet would get hurt if she walks on bare   earth,
Spread new tender leaves     as well  as large   number of flowers  ,
Which she   was wearing in  all   places where  that lass Sita went.

1141,lIke the playful swan   being   defeated   by her soft walk which   could be saluted by others,
Fell down and again got up   and like that , with Cowries rotating   on both her sides  ,
That lady   came like a peacock  with  matchless luster  towards   the  hall.

1142.  All the ladies    of all the worlds   came to see   the beauty of the lady,
Who was  a maid   and was brought   up like the black eyeballs of the eye  ,
And like  the sungod who was the light of Rama’s clan   coming down on earth,
With great desire  Sita came  under the shade   of one decorated   shelter.

1143.Wearing  sixteen ornaments made   of purified gold   of great luster  ,
With   ornamental belt made of gems     tied  tightly  around   her hips,
With  bows   held down, swords held up   and with  shining soldiers,
She   took steps with her small feet  , with great pain on her waist.

1144.She  with the luster of her   body  comparable  to the luster  of gold,
The scent of flowers   , the cool of sandal paste and prettiness  of lightning,
Came walking making   swans  , the deva ladies   and the  rare nectar  ashamed,
And reached   the jeweled hall   which was in the  king’s  council.

1145. Since it was not known who  made  her , she was comparable to the  form of Vedas,
And seeing her pure body     with heavy breasts  , men and women  ,
Who had shoulders like Bamboo  neither  breathed   nor  lashed their   eye like picture.

1146.Rama who was of the colour of the sea   seeing that maid who was like nectar ,
 Had   a doubt whether “she   was  not  the lass whom he saw earlier “    and again,
“She was the lass whom he saw earlier” and later understanding that it was   she only,
Struggling   with great desire   to keep   his soul within his    body  .
Became like Indra   who saw   the nectar    rising   from the ocean that was churned.

1147.Rama told within his mind  that this was the  koel  with red feathers ,
Which  had    come from the top of the   hall of virgins   and who was  ,
Sprayed   with  nectar   like fully matured     sweetness   of honey,
And was like  the result of  well  done  matured acts   and wondered ,
How   the koel which     was in her mind    was wandering outside also.

1148.Vasishta  thinking  , “due to the penance did by me and other sages Rama ,
Who is the Lord Vishnu   with big eyes who holds   the conch and the    wheel,  came ,
And this girl is definitely the lady who lives   on the lotus”   and became happy.

1149.That Dasaratha who roams around the world with   the only aim to establish Dharma,
Who rules the world  , seeing the beauty of Sita with heavy dark hair  ,
Thought “though   I have been always been able to rule all the   seven worlds,
Only today the goddess Lakshmi has reached me  , . How great a victory this is?”

1150.When that great lady   who speaks in a sweet tone  of Nattapadai pan,
Came near   the hands  of  others except Dasaratha who had enjoyed the world   and    great sages 
Naturally  went up their hand in sign of salutation , because   , their mind as well as brain,
Considered   her as God   and is not the body controlled by the mind?

1151.Sita saluted first the  great sages  and then saluted holy feet of that great king,
And took her seat in the seat   reserved for her by her father  who was letting down tears of joy,
And it was like Goddess Lakshmi not liking her lotus seat  , wanted  to enter the palace of kings.

1152.Sage Viswamithra   who thought  that   Sita is the model of all women,
Thought  , if Rama had known that  by breaking the bow he would get  ,
This lady with the poisonous  sharp  eyes , He  who is like a green mountain,
Would not only break  the mountain like bow   but also seven mountains  if there was a need.

1153.Though she had heard   about   the bending of the bow   and breaking it  ,
From many people  . since she was not knowing the full truth  ,
Now   the doubt in her mind  was cleared to certain extent ,
And she who  enjoyed seeing him   in the form within her mind ,
Saw him in person  , due to the shyness    preventing her,
Saw him by the corner of her eyes, in the guise  of repairing her bangles, and he enjoyed it.

1154.The river   of her light which flowed from the corner   of her  black eyes towards Rama,
Went and joined the ocean   of the body of Rama  , And all her doubts    were removed,
And with the removal of sorrow to her soul   she  let of several sweet breaths,
 And that  Lady who was wearing rare   ornaments  , feeling as if,
She has consumed the entire pot of nectar   became little stout.

1155.That Sita   who   had black thick hair  , understanding that the stealer ,
Of her mind was the  one who broke the bow ,  forgot all earlier sorrow  ,
AS soon as   the negative feeling that leads to sorrow   vanishes  ,
Due   to the  real wisdom   arising  out  of knowledge   of philosophy  ,
She felt that she has reached  the endless joy  due to salvation.

1156. The emperor who had an elephant army that punishes,
Seeing Sage Viswamithra who has reached the other shore of knowledge, said,
“Oh  great one  , please   be kind enough to tell , the great holy day  ,
On which the creeper like   Sita with a very thin waist    is to get married.”

1157 “Oh king of the country where valai fishes  keep springing and jumping,
Where  kayal fishes in the pond bite   the head and   back of buffaloes lying   in the  pond,
 And the very strong viral fishes  jump on the   betelnut tree   and open its leaf sheath
The proper day for    the marriage is tomorrow,” said the great sage Viswamithra.

1158.As  soon as this was told  Dasaratha , was saluted  by all other kings,
with his  victorious conch  with Diamond decoration     booming  ,
With his golden crown reflecting      the early    sun light  ,
Took leave  of those  great sages went back to his great palace.

1159.The swan like Sita parting   from Rama   without a mind do it  ,
And  similarly Rama   with no mind to part from Sita,
Went and reached   the great  gold like  house which was  meant for him.
The kings who were wearing gems     also left that  place   and reached their places,
Great saints also went away   and Sun   with shining rays  and set in Mount Meru.