9. Kaarkala Padalam
The chapter on rainy season.
( The rainy season is not suitable for travel and so Rama and Lakshmana stayed those months on a mountain top near Kishkinda. The poet Kamban gives a very picturesque description of the rainy season and early winter in the forest as well as the suffering of Rama due to parting with Sita. When he becomes very sad Lakshmana consoles him . The four months get over but Rama and Lakshmana do not see the army of monkeys coming there.
The narration is almost similar to Valmiki Ramayana but the poetic description of Kamban is indeed matchless.)
4148. Even before Rama sent Hanuman and other valorous ones towards south ,
To search for Sita, who had a form like a picture and a lustrous beauty,
Sun god like a messenger sent to south by Rama ,
Started from the great northern side and went towards south.
4149. The sky covered by monsoon clouds appeared like the lamp of earth,which was ,
Carried by Adhi Sesha who had hood with several heads , with the water of ocean as ghee ,
And the Meru mountain as the pretty wick and Sun God as its flame
4150. That sky darkened which was like the colour of the neck of Lord Shiva,
Who swallowed the poison which came from the unapproachable ocean,
The hot rays of the sun became cool and lost their strength ,
And the clouds taking in lot of water , became black and spread everywhere.
4151. The blue sky was black like poison . was like the cool wide sea ,
Was like the black eyes of ladies who had applied Kajal ,
Was like their hair which was let loose ,was like the body of Cheating Asuras and their bad character.
4152. The clouds which drank with willingness with their toungue ,
The water of the cool sea as if they were drinking toddy and the ,
Streaks of lightning was like the red wounds of elephants with flowing rut water,
Caused by the ferocious sword fight between valorous soldiers,
4153. The crowd of pregnant black clouds was like the huge blue elephants ,
Which were made to stand in a row on the sky and were densely surrounding,
The earth and appeared as if the water of the big black sea ,
Rising up and spreading everywhere on the sky and produced lot of thundering sound.
4154.The streaks of lightning seen on the clouds were like ,
The shine of the ornaments worn by Indra and other Devas,
Were also like the fires that appear in the forests on the mountain top ,
And were also like the laugh of the faultless directions at each other.
4155. The sky was blacker than everything and was like the black smith called directions,
Using the head of coals called the black clouds using the strength hot air of their bellows,
Which was the hot air circulating and the burning flame of fires was like lightning streaks.
4156.The streaks of lightning were like the blood stained sword which was taken out,
Of its case by the faultless Vidhyadharas who wear gem studded crowns ,
And was also like the ornamental covering of face of elephants , which were shaken,
When the guardians of directions move from one place to another along with them.
4157.On the sky when the lustrous streaks of lightning occurs on all directions ,
The ladies who live separated from their lords and the serpents on the earth ,
Become greatly upset with their soul itself shaking and those streaks were like ,
The rays of Sun cut in to pieces as also like the toungues of thunder.
4158.The lightning spread its light on the sky similar to the eight serpents,
Which are in the eight directions reaching the earth and are encircling ,
The directions with their long toungues and the black clouds ,
Which are of similar to the colour of the neck of he who has an eye in forehead,
Left their long breaths leading to the hot and moist air from north.
4159.That warm Air apart from moving at the top as well as at the bottom moved ,
Among mountains , trees and all other places were like prostitutes who have shifting minds ,
Moving to places where they get things without bothering about,
The higher or lower status of the people who give them that thing.
4160.That warm air also went and struck the sorrowful ladies separated from their lord,
And hit on their already hot breasts due to worries ,making them more hotter ,
Thinking it is a very supple piece of flesh and made those parts itch ,
And like the ghosts which have come to swallow those fleshy parts and swept strongly.
4161. The dust making great sound and rising up , hid the entire sky ,
And like the sharp weapon of sword the clouds were giving out by light by their movement,
The streaks of lightning and were also producing great sound ,
Which were like the sound produced by the beating of huge drums wearing garlands,
And due to all this the sky was looking more like a battle field.
4162.Like the God of love hitting , Rama who was separated
From Sita with a sweet smile, the clouds with densely formed lightning,
Caused rain on the huge golden mountain and poured the rain drops,
4163.Those drops of rain which were falling with speed incessantly between the rocks ,
Were like the arrows that were sent from bow of Indra produced on the cloud,
And the sparks of red fire starting from those clouds were like ,
The light of fire of the Manikhya gems which are more brighter at night.
4164.The rain dropping on those rocks was like valorous heroes ,
Throwing white spears on the famous elephants of the enemy army.
And due to the falling of rain which cannot be stopped , the mountains which,
Were hit and were leaning to one side was like the cruel elephants in rut,
Falling and rolling due to being hit by those white spears.
4165. With the cloud becoming God of love with flag of fish ,
The lightning (bow of Indra) becoming his long bow of sugar cane,
The dropping rain drops becoming the arrows of love god,
And the long mountain slopes becoming those who were separated from their consorts ,
Those raindrops were piercing the entire body with flesh.
4166,Like the devas shouting with joy that all our enemies are destroyed,
Due to the joining of the pure hearted Rama and the monkeys ,
The clouds seemed to be shouting with joy and were pouring,
Raindrops on those monkeys which seemed to the rain of choice flowers on them.
4167.Like Sita who was wearing the chosen ornament of golden bangles,
Being taken away by Ravana who had a pretty hand holding the bow,
As well as armed with the weapon of sword . speedily through the path of the sky ,
Shedding copious tears from her eyes ,it was raining during the monsoon.
4168. Those streaks of lightning which were like the arrows sent by Lord Shiva,
Of divine luster in the sky during the war of the three cities ,
And like the sharpened weapon of spear which hurt the minds of men,
Separated from their wives and they al greatly sorrowed.
4169. Those clouds of the rainy season which rejoined with the ladies,
Their lords who had gone for earning wealth and making them body without life ,
By bringing their souls on the chariots which have propensity to roll,
Were like Garuda who destroyed the snakes of the sorrow of parting.
4170. Those clouds which again and again thundered , which were pouring the rain ,
Were coming and dashing at each other and were like big elephants ,
Which trumpeted and fought with great anger and shedding copiously the water of rut .
4171. Due to the wind with great speed lashing from different directions sending,
The small drops of rain which were looking like the rain of arrows on the opposite side ,
They were like the directions fighting a war with the bigger directions.
4172. Like the women whose husbands had gone away from them ,
For the sake of earning the desirable wealth , were waiting with bodies,
Without soul were breathing at the break of rains expecting the arrival of their lords,
The trees which had dried due to the absence of rains , became full of new growth,
And were looking cheerful which were like their faces.
4173. During that rainy season the Padiri trees were without any flowers ,
The sun was cooler , White Kanthal plants were proud at being covered with flowers,
The blue lotus flowers never opened , the peacocks danced as if they got wealth ,
And the koels kept silent , as if those who liked them were suffering with sorrow.
4174. Sugarcane in different colours , bees , ornaments studded with various gems ,
The red kanthal flowers with red petals from which honey drips and the the big lady earth,
Were looking at the prettiness of rainy season saying “Rainy season has won over summer”,
And were all greatly surprised and were al like waving hands.
4175. The serpents with sword like sharp teeth , seeing the white Kanthal plants ,
Which had a long stem which was similar to their own head , hugged with passion ,
And did not separate from them (thinking they are snakes) and those plants also liking that embrace,
Similar to the cruel serpents which had lost senses due to great passion twined with them.
4176. The Indrakopa beetles, red in colour, which had risen without
Leaving space even for a til to be dropped were strewn everywhere,
Like the several times spit betel leaf thamboola by the Lord,
Who had come in that season and made love to their lover,
Who had suffered by their separation and who had hair ,
Which had honey as well as scented by smoke of perfumes.
4177. Like the big Jambu river which flows down and brings down the red gold
From the sky touching Meru mountain on which sweet fruits of Jamun trees grow,
The big streams brought down Vengai flowers and opened flowers of Kondrai(Ixora),
And spread every where with one stream merging with another one.
4178.The scene of red beetles of Indrakopa which sat on the long and pretty kanthal flowers,
As well as the well perfumed kondrai flowers were similar to the lady earth ,
Observing the sweet singing of beetles , extending her hands high ,
And giving away gold along with the coral gems.
4179. The song of the bees which was like the Kaikilai music was similar to Yaazh,
The clouds having lightning , rain drops as well as the sound of thunder was sounding,
Like the drums tied by leather belts , the peacocks were similar to ladies wearing bangles ,
The red Kanthal flowers were like the group of lamps lit and kept on dancing stage ,
And the tender flowers of Karuvilaium were like the eyes of those who see them.
4180. The sound that is produced when the male and female bees,
When they are trying to dash against each other and the sound “OL”,
Produced when they have dashed were similar to the clapping ,
That takes place when the dancing girls dance on that mountain ,
And the fully open koothala flowers were like the beats kept by ,
The dancing teacher , when they are singing like nectar.
4181. The big rivers that ran through the dense forest of Karapunnai trees,
Were like the milk flowing out of the mountain breasts of the lady earth,
And the kondrai trees which were hanging golden new leaves with,
The intention of satisfying those who beg for things , were like thew Karpaga trees.
4182. The forests with flowers being filled with dotted and singing bees ,
Were luxuriantly growing giving great joy to those who see them.
When the male deer due to the maturity of love , just like in the pictures,
Rubbed themselves on the trees and due the rubbing of the body ,
Became shining and developed the musk perfume , their female deer ,
Thinking that they were musk deer , avoided them.
4183 The sharp spear like eyes of the lady, when her lord goes far-far away
loosing her happiness due to separation folded like the petals of blue lotus flower,
And the smile of the joyful lady, seeing her lord who is like the god of love returning
Showed her pearly teeth and that was like jasmine plant producing new flower buds.
4184. The mountain streams poured lots of gold , like the kings who make presents of Gold,
Seeing the peacocks dancing in rainy season thinking that they are Viraliyar , the dancing girls,
And like the joyful faces of ladies who thought that the clouds of the sky ,
Are their guests became more happy , the lotus flowers in the ponds opened up.
4185. The honey bees which burrowed using their nose on the just opened flowers,
And collected honey from them , like the lovers who had knowledge of books of love ,
Were like the poets who wrote the dramatic works as per the book of Bharata ,
Adding all the nine types of taste in it , making it useful.
4186. Thinking that Mareecha taking our form created very cruel sorrow to Sita ,
Who by the beauty of her looks destroyed our looks , who had a thin waist and
Who is like the punishing God and so we would not tell the joy we feel ,
Those deer moved about without making any sound.
4187. Having gone away from the rivers for a long time and becoming faded,
Due to the great love that they had in their heart , as soon as the rainy season came
Swooning due to great love , the swans dug the places in all good rivers ,
And took bath and started playing and were like ladies joining their husbands.
4188. The flying , pure white coloured storks lined themselves up near the big clouds,
Which were stealing water from the sea , looked like the lustrous necklace of pearls ,
Which decorated the pretty of Lord Vishnu who is called Neela Megha( Blue cloud)
4189. The crowd of flying cranes which were flying in a long dense row in the sky near,
The clouds of the rainy season were similar to the upper cloth of Lord Vishnu,
Who was the consort of Goddess Lakshmi and who is considered as divine by Vedas.
4190. Since the cruel summer with a harsh job which used to make the fresh grass dry ,
Had gone away and to the good natured rainy season which had matchless greatness ,
Had arrived as the king , The lady earth due to the great happiness ,
Which arose in her mind , had all the hairs in her body standing erect.
4191. All the wise ones like Lord Brahma who sat on the lotus flower,
Which are desired by the bees, had spread all over the forest ,
Peacocks which looked like eyes so that they can search and ,
Find out Sita , the daughter of Janaka who had eyes of a deer,
So that the sorrow of the leader of wisdom is removed.
4192.Like the feet of ladies on which the juice of red cotton has been applied ,
Which was capable of turning in to red colour , the black hair of their lord ,
Who holds dark red spear and a very strong bow , by the light of their red feet ,
The lotus flowers were found and the flowering climbers were ,
Like the waist of those ladies which were like vanchi climber .
4193. When Rama told the koels “Since you are having the lisping voice of Sita ,
Please search Sita who has separated from me and give her to me”,
And then those Koels went on roaming and searching for her at all places ,
By shouting in loud voice and due to that they lost their voice in rainy season.
4194. When due to the heavy rain that fell on that large earth , grass grew on it ,
The cows ate them more than they want that the grass came out in their mouth,
And the mushrooms which had flowered here and there were like solid curds,
And the flowers of the Bidavam plant were like the foam on the milk pot ,
Of the milk maids who were having honeyed words and bud like breasts.
4195. The made up hairs of Kurathi(gypsy) ladies of the mountainous region
Were having the scent of Vangai flowers , the hair of fisher women of the seashore ,
Which was divided in to five parts were attracted by the bees which came speedily
And had the scent of Karapunnai flowers, and the hair of cultivator ladies from agricultural land ,
Spread the scent of Chenkazhuneer flowers and the hair of ladies of forest ,
Was having the scent of freshly opened jasmine flowers.
4196. Rama who was not able to see the pretty face of Sita who had a hip like ,
The chariot board , looking at that rainy season which helped the god of love ,
By giving thousands of flower arrows , was unable to find out the other bank ,
Of the cruel ocean of sorrow , lost his good wisdom and seeing whom,
Would he be able to reduce his sorrow and continue to live.
4197.”If the big rainy season which has limitless greatness arrived ,
People would loose the strength of mind “ is applicable even,
To the sages who do penance and so if we say that Rama who got pleasure,
By hugging the bamboo like shoulders Sita , who speaks sweeter than,
Honey as well as nectar , would be sad, would that sorrow be a slight one.
4198. That Rama who was similar to Kaavi flower ,blue lotus flower,
Neithal flower and Kaayaa flower by the colour of his body ,
Became tired due to wailing and and became so spent up that ,
It became a doubt whether he had any soul left in his body ,
And Started telling it to the swan with tender wings due to his great love.
4199. Oh black cloud , OH Sita who ties her pretty breasts with cloth ,
Since I do not know the place of living of Asuras who have kidnapped you,
I am roaming carrying my soul. You have only mercy with you and in spite of that,
Do you not have mercy with me , Would you trouble my soul?
4200.”Oh Cloud , who has hard teeth which are the long lightning ,
You are seen black in colour in all sides of the sky and so,
You are also similar to those Asuras with cruel acts ,
Would you not go away unless you take away my soul.?”
4201.”Oh peacock Would you not search and bring that Sita who has eyes,
Which are like spear and who has voice which is sweet like the nectar,
Which came out of ocean of milk and the voice of the koel,
Oh cruel one , You know the depression of my soul as I am alone and not having sleep,
And in spite of that would you show your strength and trouble me?
4202.”Oh creeper , you who move due to the hot air which blows in rainy season,
Please get strength to enter my soul and when I am depressed you look exuberant ,
Are you showing me the thin waist of Sita who wears brooch on her forehead,
And weaken my soul, please tell.”
4203,”oh deer , I do not desire even desirable things , I would never ,
Deviate from truth but since the wisdom to understand is not with me ,
I am one who has done the mistake. Along with Sita my soul also has gone,
Would you not tell me , where she is?”
4204.”Oh my soul Would you also go away from me along with Sita,
Who has a soft feet wearing an ornament called Patakam and who is faultless ?
And if it is so , you would have gone with her , did you come to any harm?
Do you not know the strength of the relationship between me and Sita?”
4205. “Oh cruel Kondrai tree , you were defeated by the hair of Sita ,
And due to that have you become strongly inimical with her as well as me ?
Are you not able to bring her to me , why are you not answering me.
Did you have good relation with me at any time?”
4206. The baby of the cruel snake which had sharp and lustrous teeth,
Similar to the buds of Kura tree were like the tender buds of jasmine flower,
That would kill me with terrible poison and help me to make grow ,
The sorrow that cannot be tolerated and keeps on fighting without stop,
When one side there is Ravana ‘s Kopa(anger) , why is it that ,
Indra kopa beetles have started causing me further sorrow?
4207. Mareecha after thinking about the ways to kidnap Sita , who has a forehead ,
Wearing a golden plate with deceit and took the form of the golden deer.
And now Yama has taken the form of hot dry air to cause trouble to me.
It appears that all those who want to trouble me can take any form they want ?
4208. Oh Cloud who shouts loudly in the sky like the asuras of cruel deeds,
So that every one gets scared , with you produce streaks of lightning , showing her to me,
But have you ever taken mercy on me and said,“I would give her back to you ?”
But instead you are showing the form of a lady who has forgotten the lotus ,
Again and again and you are hiding and hiding her.”
4209.”Oh God of love , with the heat generated by parting burning my soul ,
I am greatly sorrowing and so now shooting your flower arrows , so that,
My mind further gets wounded is an useless job, so go away from me.
If my younger brother who is very knowledgeable sees you,
Possibly you would not be able to face him.”
4210.”The cruel bow and arrows of valorous people are not suitable against ,
Those who are scared in the battle , possibly they want to aim at them ,
Who do not bother about their strength , Oh god of love who does not leave me,
Day and night , you have moved away from your good qualities as you have ,
Sent your arrows at poor ones , thinking it would be effective , Is it a commendable act?”
4211, Looking at Rama who is similar only to himself who was repeating,
Such words again and again and who had become weak and greatly sorrowing,
His brother who also has lost his strength slightly , saluting Rama ,
With hands held over his head to console him told ,
“Oh great one , how have you estimated yourself “ and started telling.
4212. “Oh valorous one who has learnt great books and also earned knowledge ,
Through experience , Oh Lord who adopted the life of penance ,The rainy season is long,
The rain also has come , Is it the cause of your worry? Or is your sorrow ,
Due to thinking about the black bodied Asuras and feeling that it is difficult to win over them,
Or is it due to the the thought the army of Vali has not come to search of Sita,
What is the reason for your great depression?”
4213. “Even if Vedas fail and if moon changes its place and even if the sky ,
And the earth surrounded by the deep sea change in their state .
Would the change back to your normal great state ever happen?
The greatness of the strength of the army of the ignorant Rakshasas,
Who have crescent like teeth would not stand for a minute , when,
The cruel bow of your eye brows , which are under your control shake a little .”
4214. “Oh very wise lord , we know the wisdom of the monkey called Hanuman,
But we have not been able to judge about the ability of the seventy Vellam army,
So far and also the rainy season which is like cruel fate and gives great sorrow
Has got over with great speed and now your sita with bow like eye brows,
Would come back very easily to you and so completely remove this great sorrow of yours.”
4215,”Oh chief , when the sages who knew Vedas came and surrendered to you,
You promised to them, “I would gain victory over the asuras along with their future clans,
AS they are troubling you and remove all your sorrows” and due to good fate ,
That problem of theirs has got over and now we would destroy the asuras,
In the place that they live and recover the heaven which is the place of devas,
And without doing that is it proper for you to get depressed.”
4216.”Oh lord who is like my father , can the victory that you gain by killing of the enemies
Would only become available to you and not to others like those Asuras,
And so giving a chance to sorrow to the mind is not a sign of valour ,
And is it not a property of ignorance? Getting bad results to acts ,
Undertaken is normal and it is not a great thing to you?
Now itself if you take effort, there is nothing that is impossible to you.
So please do not become sorry,” Lakshmana said,.
4217. That elder one got rid of the pain to his soul due to these words
And due to the words of consolation , his mind became clear ,
Got rid of his sorrow and like that after the elapse of a long period ,
The rainy season which was like a great disease due to bad fate got over ,
And the winter came immediately afterwards.
4218. The big tanks got filled with water , the waves started forming one over the other,
The black koel stopped cooing , the big mountains became very cool,,
The big directions were covered with black clouds, those who were ,
Separated from their partners became more sad and the Magandril ,
As well as Andril birds stood hugging their life like partners.
4219. The hot air after caressing the cloth worn on the hips of Ladies,
Who were wearing golden ornaments as well the swing tied by chains ,
Blew on those who were in love with them and made them feel,
AS if a raging fire fell on their wounds and also like a sharp.
Faultless arrow , it created very great heat.
4220.The oceans were filled with water , the hot rays of the sun lost their ,
Property of burning and except by the use of the time machine,
Which showed time by the flow of water , it became impossible,
To know when the morning got over and when the evening got over.
4221. Due to getting failed by the sweetness of the baby talk ,
Of the peacock like ladies , the pretty parrots hid themselves ,
IN the heap of paddy awns making paddy get unloosened.
The pearls that got defeated by the pearl like teeth of those ladies,
Hid themselves in the broad tides of the ocean and in front of ,
The house s of people near the beech Punnai trees which had,
Flowering branches appeared as if they have opened a golden cloth bundle.
4222.Like the saints who do not swerve from their penance in the black and dark night,
As well as in the day time who always think about Dharma and
Who have removed all attachments and were like the hills that did not even move
When heavy rainfall with hail stones fell on them , tall elephants .
Without sleep were standing without any movement on sides of mountains.
4223, The Swans which were shivering due to cold warmed themselves ,
By going near fire places of sages where they burn Akil at dawn, noon and dusk,
And which had a roof made by leaves of sandal wood tree , the female monkeys ,
Slept in caves and huge male monkeys were immobile like,
Those who practice Yoga had controlled their five sense organs.
4224, Due to heavy rain falling always , the faultless mountain springs and ,
The clean mountain streams did not get the scent of the hair ,
Of ladies who had decorated themselves with chosen ornaments,
And the swings installed on gem studded strong pillars,
Due to nobody to swing on them were not throwing light ,
From lustrous gems on to the sky.”
4225. In the middle of black coloured thazhai plants with cool branches ,
The Thaazhai flowers which induce love , which attracts all people who see them,
Surrounding like relations , the female cranes , closing their great wings
Without moving to any where, were like the lady separated from her lord.
4226. With the noise of the birds similar to the sound from cloud,
And with the music hummed by several type of bees becoming songs,
The peacocks became like female dancers dancing with several beats ,
And the crowd of deer scared due to the thunder of clouds ,
Took shelter under the shades of trees under which peacocks live.
4227. The young ladies who had waists which defeated the thin flowering branches ,
And men climbed on cots where the smoke from Akil was hiding the lights ,
The bees which were suffering due to cold , leaving the lotus bed with petals,
Went and lived in the cavity of sandal wood tree and slept there.
4228. While the pretty swans leaving their homes of lotus flowers went and lived,
In gardens with rows of big trees , along in the attic of huts where scented planks ,
Of cut trees are stored , along with hunter girls with white teeth ,
Their very dear husbands slept comfortably.
4229. The sheep herds along with the sheep calves that needed protection ,
Were living below tall trees with small leaves surrounded by creepers on all sides,
The big ghosts which were living in hiding like robbers becoming affected by cold,
Were living with great hunger eating their own teeth which were like thorns.
4230.Due to arrow like rain drops falling on them from the clouds ,
Which were high up in the sky, the very strong elephants ,
Which did not have strength of mind becoming affected by rain,
Not being able to live for very many days as crowd in hilly places with
Large bee hives entered the caves so that rain water would not fall on them.
4231. In this type of rainy season when darkness came , the wise Rama ,
With the feelings towards Sita who had gem like eye balls , who had sweet smile ,
And the sight like a deer , breathed with effort and left out hot air,
And looking at Lakshmana started telling a few things.
4232. “That Rakshasa Ravana who is black like a cloud , and teeth like lightning,
Played deception and that Sita with great breasts became a victim of that deception,
Became sad due to sorrow , became jaded and would lose her soul.
And to me also living with that sorrow has become very difficult , What is this nature?”
4233.”With blood coated arrows capable of going through the chest of enemies ,
Sleeping in my quiver , Should I with strong arms and very strong shoulders ,
Suffer this type of great sorrow? This which has happened to me ,
Is like the spear having gone inside my chest but still I am not dead.”
4234.”The flocks of sparrows in the pretty light produced by the fire flies ,
Are sleeping with their sweet darling female sparrows and due to,
My heart being broken by the selected flower arrows of God of love
I am living with unbearable pain without Sita in this forest.”
4235.”Like the serpent with poisonous teeth becoming sad when the clouds produce,
Lightning and when they produce thunder , I am now sorrowing with this mind.
The people of heaven would laugh at me looking at the job done by me,
The people of earth also would laugh , What other disrespect should come to me?”
4236”.I who am living in sorrow cannot forget Sita and continue to live,
If the rain of the winter season is going to trouble me like this,
It is definite that I would attain the heaven and I would avenge ,
This bad name by taking another birth and fighting war with him,
Or I would take Sanyasa and leave the world so that bad name does not follow me.”
4237.”Oh valorous one , if we live here and want to search for the place ,
Where the Rakshasas live we would spend very large number of days ,
And so I think this job is not desirable and instead , if it is told,
That Rama died due disease of parting with Sita, it will give me great respect.”
4238. “I who have enjoyed drinking the nectar out of the flower like mouth ,
Which is red in colour of Sita who has arrow like long eyes and ,
Who wears well chosen pretty ornaments feel that these rain drops ,
Which are like the cooper melted over fire poured on me and
Are burning my entire body. Is it proper that my body is burnt and destroyed?”
4239.” I who have told Janaka before the sacrificial fire ,
In which ghee was being poured saying ‘She is now under your protection “,
Which is a lie , am an one who does not have good fate and truth ,
Would not stay with me and so it is better that I die.”
4240. “Because you are there to console me ,I can calm down my mind ,
And tolerate my suffering , but Sita who is wearing chosen bangles ,
Cannot appear here now and there is no one to console her of her sorrow,
And is there any limit for the sorrow that she can bear.”
4241. The arrows that I sent with my bow would burn Sathyaloka of Brahma,
Would destroy devas and other ancient people and ,
Would also destroy the people of this world .
Is it that I have to destroy all these things to see Sita again?”
4242.”Oh Lakshmana who has a bow which raises thunder like sound from string,
I am sorrowing without destroying them due to the fear that I have for Dharma,
Even if my enemies come before me along with Devas , they would not escape.” Rama said.
4243.Then the younger Lakshmana told as follows, “Oh Lord who has ,
The scepter to rule , There is no more days left in the time we set to Sugreeva ,
The winter also has come to an end and the time to search for the thief,
Who took away Sita has come and so why are you getting worried?”
4244.” Though the big milk ocean with great tides could have given the nectar,
As soon as Lord Vishnu with red eyes asked it to give , but not desiring to order,
And easily getting it , he got the nectar by using instruments ,
Like Mandara mountain and churning it with,
His lotus like hands . making sound with his anklets and shoulder bangles.”
4245.”Though that Lord Vishnu as he thinks could have created the world ,
And easily eat them all by putting in to his mouth , he won over cruel people ,
By holding several rare weapons and using several tricks of the war.”
4246. “Oh great lord , Lord Shiva who has eyes in his forehead and is armed with .
Axe for the sake of destroying the three cities, even at the time ,
When he became angry , the consultations that held ,
And various weapons like chariot that he collected, Can this be known by anyone.”
4247.After making all people who can be useful as our helps ,
After thinking carefully those aspects that need to be thought about,
Several times and attaining clarity , after reaching the place of action,
On the day chosen , Victory is something that will never go out of our hands.
4248.”Those asuras who are not following the path of Dharma have ability ,
And firmly think that” The path of sin is best to us “ and if what they are thinking is wrong,
And there is great power in the path of dharma , who will get fame and victory?”
4249.”The time removing sorrow of Sita who wears golden Thodi ,
Has come only slowly and so avoid sorrow as of now ,
Would we who have come to help the sages ,
Become prey to the Asuras, Oh Lord who is great in archery please tell” asked Lakshmana,
4250.Rama who realized that all that Lakshmana were true and firm,
And who was capable of winning even the time at deluge , thought ,
“Is there an end to this rainy season?” and due to this thought ,
Again became greatly sad and at that time that winter ,
Completed its time and slowly started losing its strength.
4251.Then that summer which did not have any defects started its big job ,
And then the clouds became white like men who gave all that they have ,
To several people with very many wants and when all their ,
Wealth were exhausted were not able to able to ,
Those who needed it and begged for it and became sad.
4252. After understanding that the wealth makes us see sinful deeds as blessed,
And makes us do devilish deeds and due to real wisdom got by great thought ,
Which is attained and is matchless, the effect of faultless illusion vanishes,
And similarly the great darkness that existed in rainy season vanished.
4253. Like the drums became silent as soon as the war on enemies ceased,
The rumblings of the cloud which had taken sea water ceased and like ,
The long arrows which are meant to destroy the enemies not being used,
The raindrops vanished as if they were put in the sword case.
4254.The big mountains which used to prevent water from flowing ,
Now got rid of the water and had only streams flowing through them,
And were like people with upper cloth and sacred threads ,
But looked like not wearing the white Dhothi , with water not flowing around them.
4255.Due to black clouds going away from the top of the mountains ,
The rivers in the top of those mountains did not have water flow,
And so, they lost their importance , having lost the wealth,
That cannot be destroyed and looked like wealth of one who does not follow Dharma.
4256. Due to black clouds which were like male elephants with rut water,
Flowing over their cheeks and head , having gone away from the sky ,
The moon which was hid by those clouds became shiningly clear,
Like the face of the dancing girls , when the screen before them was removed.
4257. The sandal paste along with musk and saffron which was applied on the ,
Big desirable breasts of ladies who were wearing ornaments made of gold,
Became dried due to northern hot wind which came along with pollen from flowers.
4258. The early winter which had capacity to remove the sorrow of the first son,
Of the king had arrived and so swans started flying in all directions,
And it looked like they had started their journey in search of Sita.
4259. Due to the going away of big rainy season with clouds,
The peacocks closed their wings and were looking sad ,
And with the confusion in mind and thoughts of earlier days ,
Were scared like the swan like Sita born in the Mithila country.
4260.The fishes engaged in playing in the clear water , which was like ,
The mind of sages of great penance , who have removed deceit completely ,
Were like the movement of the eyes with Kajal ,
Of the ladies who had very soft feet and was red like juice of red cotton.
4261.The well grown lotus flowers which opened in every node,
Was like the turned up face of the ladies with love tiff, and the pretty ,
Chengidai flower buds with perfume were like the red cheeks,
Of the ladies who were enjoying their time with their lord ,
4262. The several types of frogs like the very tumultuous students ,
Of teachers who impart knowledge , which do not make sound ,
In places where it is not recognized preferred to keep quite.
4263. The rivers carrying their dress of flowers by their hands of tide ,
Were running , and the pearls yielded by the clams lying on beach,
Made them appear to be running with laughter towards ocean, their strong husband.
4264.Like the ladies who were separated from their lords ,
Who had gone to other countries to learn from great teachers ,
Who were suffering due to love , the bunches of betel nut trees,
Slowly lost their green colour and were getting to the desirable gold colour.
4265. The beasts like the crocodiles which were in the cold water ,
For a long time , left the water spots that they were living,
Climbed on to the shore and were exposing themselves to sun light ,
And were folding their mouth and sleeping on various spots.
4266.The Vanchi creepers , with lisping birds sitting on them ,
Which were like ladies who talk long baby talks ,
With bees having pretty wings on them similar to hair of ladies ,
With plenty of newly grown leaves which were like the ear ornaments of ladies,
And with their middle shaking prettily , shined like ladies.
4267.All the oysters with bent back , due to the fact that the pearls that they produced ,
Were defeated by the pearl like teeth of ladies were shy to see ,
The deer like ladies when they come out hid themselves in the slushy mud,
Appearing as if they hid themselves due to their great culture.
4268. Due to rainfall the lotus flowers growing near agricultural lands,
Grew luxuriantly and the male crabs which were living below their leaves,
Along with the female crops that they desire, like misers,
Slowly entered their holes and sealed entrance ,
With mud and were living there and condensed themselves.
Chapter on Kishkinda
(Rama sends Lakshmana to Kishkinda , to warn Sugreeva that if his words are not kept he will suffer greatly. Seeing Lakshmana coming with great speed , the monkeys got scared and blocked the main dorr of the city with mountains. Angadha went to inform Sugreeva but was not able to wake him up.As soon as Lakshmana kept his lotus like feet on the door all mountains broke, it opened and all the monkeys ran away. Angadha approaches Hanuman and along with him requests Tara to delay the coming of Lakshmana. She along with several pretty monkey ladies stops him at the door and with diplomatic talk pacifies the shy Lakshmana. Then Angadha wakes up Sugreeva who is sorry for mistakes committed by him. Sugreeva and Lakshmana go to met Rama and inform him that a huge monkey army is being collected and are on the way. Rama becomes happy.
In Valmiki Ramayana Hanuman once reminds Sugreeva that he is failing in his duty and sends emissaries to summon the monkey army from all over the world. When Lakshmana arrives Sugreeva is said to making love to Tara and scared he send Tara to speak with Lakshmana and Lakshmana is pacified but he shouts at Sugreeva. And Lakshmana and Sugreeva go to meet Rama. In Kamba Ramayana Sugreeva walks with Lakshmana while going to meet Rama but in Valmiki Ramayana he goes in a palanquin. )
4269.When that winter came to an end , The elder valorous Rama ,
Looking at his brother said, “Oh strong one , Even after the period told is over,
The king Sugreeva is sleeping and has not arrived here ,
What is the job that he has done so far?”
4270. “That Sugreeva after getting the kingship which is difficult to get,
Has not bothered to think about the help done by us to him and so,
He has failed in good character, forgot the dharma but even if we forgets,
The good done by us to him , he seems to have forgotten our valour also,
And he has forgotten himself in the sweet life that he is leadig”
4271.”Like this if Sugreeva were to destroy the gratefulness , destroy the difficult ,
To get bond of friendship and completely not follow the truth
And also went back on his word , to kill him is a thing which is not a crime,
And so you go there and find out in detail about his thoughts.”
4272. “We have the bow in our hand which can kill the cruel people with deceit,
And send them to the heaven of heroes and completely uproot them and ,
Also establish Dharma in a proper manner in this world . Tell him as an order that ,
The Lord of death is there and the arrow that killed Vali is also there with us.”
4273.”If we punish people who are bad like poison , it is not a crime,
And so because it is a law told in Manu Dharma , tell clearly ,
And make understand the Sugreeva who does not seem to know ,
What is proper and improper at age of five as well as fifty.”
4274. “If you want to rule city of Kishkinda , its citizens as well your kingship ,
And relatives, come here on the appointed day and if you do not come ,
The word “Monkey” would be taken away from this world .
Please tell these truths to Sugreeva and others.”
4275. “But if they take a decision that they would seek the help ,
Of others who are stronger than this Rama and Lakshmana ,
Tell them , that to win over you in these three worlds ,
There is no one except yourself.”
4276. Then that Rama who has fame as the ornament told Lakshmana ,
“Please explain at first peacefully and if the advise of justice ,
Does not change their mind , without getting angry and destroying them,
Come and tell me what they said” and Rama bid him farewell.”
4277. Lakshmana obeying the orders of Rama , saluted his feet, without wasting a second,
Tied the inexhaustible quiver on his back , help the bow which is easy to use .
And went through the very long way , all the while thinking of Rama.
4278.Lakshmana who was going as per the orders of Rama ,who pursues the path of truth,
Went powdering the trees and mountain which were across his way ,
Created new paths and went to that place which was far away.
4279.The feet of Lakshmana who was wearing the lustrous heroic anklets ,
When it pressed the mountains which was like the mount Meru were touching the sky,
Those mountains were compressed and touched the ground,
Making the Adhi Sesha who was carrying the earth visible to the eye.
4280. At that time when Lakshmana , the brother of Rama of the Manu clan,
Who was going to meet Sugreeva the younger brother of Vali,
Due to the speed of his walk in the very hot forest , he was similar ,
To the arrow of Rama that pierced the Maramaras.
4281.Lakshmana was going like one elephant of one direction which seeing ,
The calf of another elephant of direction missing its path,
Going after it following its footsteps travelling with great speed.
4282.Like the sun reaching from the rising mountain to the setting mountain,
That Lakshmana with a gold coloured body went from one very big lustrous mountain,
To another mountain called Kishkinda and reached there with great speed.
4283Like the matchless arrow of Rama who was his help and elder brother,
He went and after reaching the very tall Kishkinda mountain ,
He was similar in looks to the golden male lion jumping from one mountain to other.
4284-4285.The monkeys who saw the coming of angry Lakshmana , were scared ,
As if they saw God of death and ran towards the residence of son of Vali,
And told him that the very angry Lakshmana with great speed ,
Has already come with war like fury and as soon as he heard that,
That Angadha for getting an inkling of the thought of Lakshmana ,
Without Lakshmana noticing it stood on his side and .
Understanding his intention from the look of his face,
He went to the palace of his father’s brother who wears a golden heroic anklet.
4286. Sugreeva was in the great palace constructed by Nala , lying down,
On a pretty bed filled up with lots of flowers with young lady monkeys ,
With long hair and youthful breasts caressing his feet and was fast of sleep.
4287.Sugreeva who had drunk the toddy of the wealth of kingship which was,
Presented to him by the clear headed Rama and Lakshmana ,
Was like a silver mountain and was sleeping on the very big golden cot.
4288.He was sleeping with the breeze wafting on him , coming through .
Karu nochi tree, Teak wood tree ,Akil tree ,Sandalwood tree and through
The scented bunch of flowers worn by the ladies with long hair looking like peacocks.
4289. Sugreeva was sleeping like an elephant in rut having lost his thinking power ,
Due to the drinking of honey which comes from in between the sharp teeth of ,
The ladies who have sweet and red mouth and who smile like a white pearl ,
Which induces lunacy , loss of conscience , passion and other characters.
4290.Due to the luster coming out of the face wearing crown ,
As well as ear globes spreading all over his white body ,
He was looking like a snow capped mountain , over which,
Sun’s rays had spread and was looking joyful.
4291.Sugreeva was sleeping and the son who was born to Tara.
Who was like a male lion went near him and saluted him by his big hands,
And woke him up and started telling him the words to his liking.
4292.”Oh my father , please hear what I say ,
The younger brother of Rama ,
With his face showing extremely great anger
Has come with a matchless speed , What is your opinion?”
4293.Due to the great wealth of kingship giving him pride ,
Due to the drop of scented toddy which is like poison giving him faint,
The Sugreeva forgot himself and in a mental state , in which,
He did not hear words of Angadha and slept as before on his soft bed.
4294. Due to that Angadha who was like an elephant calf and who was also,
Like a young big lion , due to there being nothing that he could do with Sugreeva ,
Went to summon Hanuman who had faultless thoughts in his mind.
4295.That Angadha who was son of Vali who was the son of Indra , along ,
With Hanuman who was expert in royal counsel , surrounded by various strong warriors,
Came out of Sugreeva ‘s private palace and reached the palace of his mother.
4296. Reaching there when he asked Tara , what action should be taken by them,
She told them, “You have done very faulty acts very easily and now ,
You are searching for ways to easily get rid of the bad results which came due to that .
You think that though you are ungrateful , you would escape and live.”
4297.She again told, “Though I several times told you to m
Summon the army because ,If you miss the appointed day ,
Your days of life would get over , you simply were not bothered,
Now by experience you will know about the result of that. Now you are caught.”
4298 “Do you think that that Rama and Lakshmana who bent their bow ,
And made God of death take away the soul of Vali and gave you all,
The famous wealth of kingship , would keep quiet outside Kishkinda .
Is it proper for people like you to disregard those who helped you?”
4299.”That Rama who is greater than even devas , due to ,
Getting separated from his wife is greatly depressed ,
Like one who has lost his life and without bothering about it ,
You are enjoying the love of your wives,
Who have eyes similar to just opened blue lotus flowers.”
4300. “You have broken the oath , forgot the help he did ,
Became people with bad character and due to your bad fate,
If they start fighting with you , you will all die,
What is the use of doing anything at this stage “ said she.
4301. At that time those very strong monkeys who cannot be stopped ,
Locked the huge door of the city with very huge logs of wood ,
And further brought huge stones and stacked them against the door.
4302.After securing the doors of the city in this way , those monkeys,
Thought, “If Lakshmana comes crossing this door, we would scare him,
Beat black and blue and took in their hands uprooted trees and stones ,
And stood crowding all around the boundary wall near that gate.
4303. Having seen the monkeys closing that door , that great king Lakshmana ,
Said, “Is it for saving yourselves from me?” laughing sarcastically with anger ,
Using his feet which was like the lotus flower where the Goddess lives,
With very great ease he pushed that great door.
4304. That gate , the material stacked against the door by the monkeys,
And the big boundary wall erected to protect the door,
AS as the god’s feet touched , like the bad Karmas ,
Which cannot be got rid off , without any support got destroyed.
4305.Due to the old gates of the city and the walls built by stones
Easily getting dislodged and thrown beyond ten Yojanas on all sides
All those monkeys were scared and greatly suffered.
4306. Due to the thick tall boundary wall as well as wide city doors falling,
The monkeys who were standing surrounding the wall got hurt on their head,
Lost their determination and got confused and ran away for a long distance
And because of that those that did not lose their life got escaped.
4307.It is difficult to describe but those greatly suffering monkeys,
Who ran away from their homes made such a huge wailing sound ,
And because of that city of Kishkinda turned like the fishes of ocean of milk,
When the huge Mandhara mountain with many peaks like the spear entered in it.
4308.Due the monkeys getting scared and running away from that mountain,
And regrouped in the forest , That mountain with clouds was like,
The great sky where all the stars have gone away and looked jaded.
4309.At that time Lakshmana who was like a lion among men,
Started entering the pretty and wealthy streets of the town,
And Angadha and other moneys standing surrounding Tara ,
Who had chided them asked, “he has come , what shall we do now.”
4310. Hanuman looking at Tara told, “Oh lady who wears bangles,
If you go and prevent Lakshmana from entering the open door of palace,
That Lakshmana would start thinking whether what he wants to do ,
Is correct or not and Lakshmana would not see the long path,
But tell us the purpose for which he has come. That is the only way.”
4311. Tara told all others , You all go elsewhere and I would go in front of,
Lakshmana and by questioning him find the intention of his mind “
And all the monkeys went away from there and Tara ,
Who was an expert in proper manners along with,
Her friends who had hair with flowers , departed.
4312.After crossing the royal avenue where the important monkeys lived happily,
That Lakshmana who was like an elephant with rope tied round his neck ,
Was trying to enter the palace of Sugreeva and then Tara,
Who had long and scented hair stopped him.
4313.Surrounded by ladies who had tenderness to control others,
Who had white teeth , wore white conch bangles,
Had shining thin waist , had erect young breasts,
Belonged to good families and looked like peacocks,
Tara stopped him in that great street from going further.
4314.With the bow and sword getting reflected in the ornaments they wore.
With sound coming from the gem stones of their anklets ,
With their waist belt making sound like war drums and with their ,
Eye brows like flags filling everywhere , all of them surrounded Lakshmana.
4315.With the sound of many anklets making sound like several drums,
With their chariot like hips rotating , with arrow like eyes being their weapon,
And with their brows which were like bows that are used in war ,
That Army surrounded Lakshmana with very high shoulders ,
And his anger which cannot be brought down, came down,
And turning his face to one side , he stood on one side ,
And he was greatly scared to see them with his eyes.
4316.When Lakshmana bending his lotus like face , holding the bow in hand ,
Was standing like son in law in the crowd of mother in laws with shyness,
That Tara who had pretty shoulders and pure scent as well as long eyes,
Who was like the deva maiden who had come the world of monkeys ,
Entered in to the crowd of ladies and started telling the following.
Entered in to the crowd of ladies and started telling the following.
4317.”Oh valorous one , your coming is a result of limitless penance done by us,
And not only that even Indra and other Devas are not visited by you easily ,
By your coming and due to your feet touching our home we have become great,
All our bad Karmas have gone from us and we have attained higher state.
Is there any other good result that we are likely to get?
4318. Tara who can speak sweeter than the music said ,”Oh valorous one,
Seeing you coming speedily with great anger, this monkey army without knowing the reason,
Are getting greatly scared .Can you tell me the thoughts of your mind . Oh Lord ,
How come you who never get separated from the feet of the king , has come here alone?”
4319.That Lakshmana who wore a flower garland to decorate his chest ,
As soon as he heard these words , with his anger reduced, wanting to know ,
Who had told these words and seeing her who was like full moon descending to earth,,
Was reminded of his mother who was also a widow and felt sad.
4320. Seeing that lady Tara who was not wearing Mangala Suthra , who was not wearing ,
Any ornament with gems , having left wearing honeyed flower garlands ,
Having a stout hot breasts where sandal and Kumkum paste were not applied,
And with a neck like the betel nut tree which was covered by her upper cloth,
That very charitable Lakshmana seeing in her his mother became sad with tear drops in his eye.
4321.Due to the thought that my mother who gave birth to me would also be like this ,
His mind got depressed and he stood there benumbed without talking anything for some time.
And then feeling the need to answer , he started telling her who had very pretty hair.
4322.The son of Sun God who told my brother who is the king of Manu clan that,
“Me and my army would search for Sita and get her back” has forgotten his words,
And Rama told me to quickly find out about the state of Sugreeva ,
And due to that I have come here and ”Please tell me the acts ,
Of Sugreeva who had got the great kingship.” And Tara replied.
4323.”Oh Lord , do not be angry.. You being great should pardon if mistakes ,
Are committed by small people .Except you who are there for us?
Sugreeva has not neglected his task and he has sent separate emissaries all over the world,
And is waiting for the arrival of monkey armies from there.
How can we ever compensate for the help that you did to us.?”
4324.”Thousand crores of emissaries as per the orders have gone to bring ,
Crowds of monkeys from everywhere and the time for arrival of those armies,
Is close at hand and so you who are more kind than the mother , to those ,
Who surrender to you , please calm down and that is the proper Dharma,
Suppose a person had not committed any fault who would punish him.”
4325.”Suppose some one who had surrendered to you has been rewarded ,
With limitless wealth and due to that he becomes proud and makes,
Shortcomings in duties to be done to you , Is it not your fault also?
If for the sake of the lady , we do not to die fighting in the battle field,
Would the friendship between both of you continue?”
4326. “You both who have a honest mind provided help to Sugreeva ,
By destroying his great enemy and made him hold the kingship in an excellent manner,
And if he neglects you , it would lead to bad name and slipping away from greatness ,
And he would then become poor in this life and also a no good after life.”
4327.”Did you not kill Vali who is an expert in war , just by using one arrow?
Do you need any help at all to destroy your enemy? Is there any other ,
Great help to you which is better than your bow, You are only seeking people,
To help you in finding Sita and Sugreeva and others who have surrendered to your feet,
Are duty bound to undertake that job and complete it properly.”
4328. After hearing all these told by Tara with great attention,
Clearly understanding it , That Lakshmana who is an expert of knowledge ,
With great mercy and shyness in the mind , left all his anger ,
Understanding that the Hanuman who was having very strong shoulders,
Who would be great help to them in war , reached near Lakshmana.
4329. That Lakshmana who does leave his friendship , even when he is angry,
Seeing the face of Hanuman , who approached and saluted him asked him,
“You who are extremely wise , have forgotten what has happened earlier.”
Hearing that , Hanuman the expert in conversation said,
“Oh Lord, please hear what I have to say” and started telling.
4330. “Even for those who have killed mother , father , teacher ,
The Brahmins who are like Gods , cows , children and ladies,
There are paths to get out of the sins but for those who have ,
Forgotten stable help , there is no such method.”
4331. “Oh Lord , the act leading to real friendship to you and to the king of monkey clan,
Was due to my act, If that dharma of friendship is destroyed ,
Who in the world has ways to escape from that bad Karma,
And also my wisdom would also become faulty forever?”
4332.”Oh Lord , I firmly believe in the great penance that you did ,
And the great charity that you did .Let it stand like that ,Oh Lord,
Who has the capacity to protect all the three worlds, if you get angry at us,
Is it possible for us to escape , as we totally depend on your mercy.”
4333.”The king of monkeys have not forgotten , as he has sent very many groups,
Of emissaries to summon monkey army from various places and since he is waiting,
For their arrival , there is a little bit of delay. If Sugreeva who has got you , who are ,
Those who protect Dharma , if he breaks his habit of truthfulness ,
Then though he is born in this world , he would become one who is not born here,
And not only that , later he would never able to escape from hell.”
4334. “Oh valorous hero , who is like an elephant in rut , When a person helps us,
When we have not helped him earlier as a compensation to that if we do not,
Go to a war as his help and hit the enemy on his chest by weapons or,
If we ourselves face death due to the weapons sent by that enemy, how can we pay back?”
4335.”Oh Lord who is greatest among men and resembles a lion , it is not proper for you,
To stand here like our enemy and it would not lead to any good for us, if our enemies ,
Come to know about it , it would lead to bad results, Please come inside and see ,
The wealth that you have given us as also your elder brother Sugreeva “, Hanuman told.
4336.That Lakshmana who had stable shoulders like mountain , after hearing those words,
Left the anger that is transient concluded that “Sugreeva has not moved away from grace of Rama,
But he is one who when great wealth came to him , being of lesser status forgot what he should do,”
4337. After thinking like this , he who wore the heroic anklets and had very strong shoulders,
Looked at Hanuman of the monkey clan and said, , “A change has now occurred in you..
I have to tell well thought out words which you should understand clearly” and started telling.
4338.”The anger due to Ravana abducting Sita and fire like loss of respect ,
Attacked Rama and made him greatly sad and I who had seen his sorrow ,
Decided to loose the Dharma of the kings and join along with cruelty ,
And harm all those great sinners and I am not bothered ,
About the bad fame that is likely to come to me by that.”
4339.” In spite of that , I have pacified my anger myself and am living ,
So that I can console Rama and many such days have already passed.
If Rama had not pacified his anger , all the three worlds would be burnt down,
All the devas of the heaven will die and not only that , great Dharma would be destroyed,
And who are capable of preventing all this if that is the fate that does not go away.”
4340.”Due to Rama meeting you , He saw Sugreeva as one who would help him ,
When he gets in to sorrow , and saw him as a brother like me and ,
He was living in this mountain managing himself to keep alive and was waiting.
Otherwise who can prevent him from searching for his lightning like lady by his bow?”
4341.”Is it a big job for Rama to search and bring Sita , whether , she in the sky,
Or in the fourteen different worlds, the victorious seven oceans or seven mountains ,
Which are all in this globe called the world but in spite of that , your delaying,
The date by which you would certainly help him and breaking your word is not proper.”
4342.”You have not only delayed but made those asuras who were proud ,
For some time. You have caused trouble to Devas and you increased the sorrow ,
To the sages who have proper knowledge of the Vedas and who have done Yagnas,
You have helped sin to further grow and made angry Rama who never gets angry.”
4343.As soon as the sweet Lakshmana told these words , Hanuman saluted him,
And said, “Oh lord who knows ancient books , please do not keep in your mind,
Things that are past and if we do not do the job which we have agreed to do,
WE will sacrifice our life and for such happenings only Dharma is the witness.
Please come inside and meet Sugreeva who is like your brother,.”
4344.That Lakshmana who holds a bow made of Gold ,looked at Hanuman,
And said “What act we undertook earlier was as per your words and in future ,
When we take up further acts, we agree to abide by your plans,” and ,
With an intention of understanding Sugreeva who seemed not to act, went with Hanuman.
4345, Tara then went back along with the ladies who had spear like eyes ,
Mouth like red lotus , eyebrow like bows , had walk like that of swan,
Looks like that of peacock , hips like the board of chariot with flags ,
Pearl like teeth , Thin shoulders like bamboo, voice like koels,
Breasts like golden pot , waist like lightning ,nose like Kumizh flower .
And hair similar to that of the black cloud.
4346. Angadha the son of Vali along with ministers who knew just ways,
Saluted the pretty lotus flower like feet of Lakshmana by falling at his feet,
And Lost the fear about Lakshmana and the great expert in bow Lakshmana ,
Looking at Angadha told, “Oh valorous one , go and tell your father’s brother,
About my visit “ And Angadha assented and saluted Lakshmana and went.
4347. After Leaving Lakshmana , Angadha entered the palace of his father ,
And after catching hold tightly the feet of Sugreeva , massaged it , woke him up ,
And told him, “Oh valorous one with long hands , Lakshmana the younger brother of Rama ,
Has come and is standing outside your palace and the anger that he has now ,
Is much bigger than an ocean which is full of fishes and this is what happened.”
4348.Sugreeva noticing that the crowd of ladies noticing Angadha ’s arrival ,
Were confused and shouting greatly , woke up from his stupor and not ,
Realizing the earlier happenings looked at Angadha and told him,
“Oh valorous one who wears garlands of gold as well as flowers ,
When we have not done any mistake , what was the reason for anger of Lakshmana.”
4349. “Oh my father , at the time when you agreed you did not go and meet them,
With an army , you have become greatly proud due to your immense wealth,
And also forgotten completely the great help done by them. You have become completely untruthful,
And due to all this Lakshmana has become angry .This is what has happened.
And due to the request of diplomatic Hanuman, we continue to be alive.” Said Angadha.
4350.”The valorous monkey heroes seeing the speed at which he was coming,
Closed the golden door of the city which touched the sky and ,
Without leaving any hill stacked all stony mountains, one over the other ,
And stood proudly with great burning anger to fight with Lakshmana.”
4351.”That Lakshmana who was the best among the males seeing that ,
With his feet which was like a pretty lotus flower kicked the door,
But even before his feet touched it , the long boundary walls which are spread,
From south to North and victorious doors and the stacked mountains ,
Broke and got scattered and mixed with the dust there.”
4352. “I do not know how to properly describe the state of the monkey army
with huge shoulders who saw that state of affairs. My mother who saw all these,
Along with well ornamented ladies stopped Lakshmana who was carrying a lightning like bow.”
4353. That Lakshmana without seeing any of those ladies , not able to tell,
Anything due to the anger in his mind stood there with stifled emotion.
The lady who is my mother told him sweet words like “Oh lord ,
Why did you leave Rama alone there and came here?” and
The younger brother Lakshmana told the reason for that.”
4354.”My mother who understood the reason properly ,
Pacified his anger and told, “He has not forgotten the order of Rama,
Sugreeva has sent several emissaries through the mountain path ,
Strewn with stones to bring most of the monkey army with great speed,
And is waiting for that army” This is what happened here” said Angadha.
4355,When Angadha told like that , the son off Sun God started telling,
“If that Rama and Lakshmana come opposing us with anger,
Who can stand opposing them in this earth or heaven? What is the reason,
That when that Lakshmana who is great archer came with great anger ,
You did not request me to come quickly to meet him . “
4356.”Oh my father who wears pretty garland made of bunches of flowers,
And who has very strong shoulders , I had told you about it earlier itself.
But at that time you were not fully conscious and did not understand what I told,
And understanding that I cannot do anything further , I went to tell Hanuman,
And it is proper that you go within a second and see Lakshmana ,” he told.
4357.Sugreeva who was friendly wuth Rama told Angadha , “oh son,
Would any body else can get help like the great help that I received?
Is there any destruction possible to the great wealth received by me ?
Due to drinking alcoholic drink , I forgot al the sorrows of Rama,
Which I had agreed to remove and I am ashamed to see Lakshmana.”
4358. “Except the habit of drinking alcoholic drink , what other thing ,
Can be done without realization? If I cannot differentiate between mother and wife ,
What is the use following all other Dharmas? Drinking these drinks ,
And losing all the senses is one of the five great sins also ,
We lose our senses in illusion which is not free of deceit,
And we feed one loss of senses with another loss of senses.”
4359.”Those who with clear thought and leave out bad actions are those,
Who have got away from the sorrow of birth.” Say all great philosophers,
As well as thosewho know all the four Vedas and
I like the people who try to put out fire in the house by pouring ghee in it ,
Am getting enjoyment in life by drinking alcoholic drinks,
After removing all the worms in it and get fulfillment.”
4360.””As soon as one realizes himself the ill of the infamous birth cycle is removed.”
Say all the Vedas , Vedangas ,But over the disease of dirt of not knowing ,
My own real form , I drank more alcoholic drinks and made my mind mad. Is this proper?”
4361. “Except those who protect others , who have controlled their five senses,
Who are always drowned in divine wisdom and , who do not have any attachment to,
Pain or pleasure , Has any body else have attained the good life in the divine world”
Have any one seen those who drink alcoholic in hiding and enjoyed life attain it?”
4362.Because those who drink alcohol do not feel the bad ,
Done to them by their enemies, the good that is done by friends ,
What they have seen personally , what has been told by experts in Sastras,
The way greatness reached us and the sorrows that have spread in our mind ,
And are there any other thing which gives good to us better than feeling tham.”
4363.”Those who drink Alcoholic drinks would be troubled jointly by ,
Deceit , thieving , telling lies, ignorance, principle against tradition,
The bad habit of not protecting people who surrender to them ,
And pride and Goddess Lakshmi who sits on lotus flower would go away .
Even poison if drunk would cause their death
and unlike these alcoholic drinks does not take people to hell.
4364.” I have heard elders say, Bad things would happen if we drink Alcoholic drinks ,
But today that has shown its great strength directly to me., What is the need ,
Of saying any other things. Due to the wisdom of hanuman got from books ,
I have now escaped from impending doom, other wise without any doubt ,
Due to the anger of that valorous one who came speedily ,
Was there any doubt of me meeting with my death.”
4365.”Oh Angadha , I was scared about the great danger caused by ,
The Alcoholic drinks, It should not be touched by the hand ,
And not only that, it should not be even thought by the mind,
If I still continue to like this cruel alcoholic drink , let ,
The lotus flower like feet of Rama completely destroy me.”
4366.After Sugreeva with good character took an oath that he would,
Not touch alcoholic drinks , taking with him all that was necessary to properly,
Receive Lakshmana , he ordered Angadha , “Now you go and meet him”,
Surrounded by his wives and his relatives, he went ,
And kept waiting in the main door of the palace to met Lakshmana.
4367. The golden pots containing ground red sandal paste , flowers , perfumed dusts ,
And the smoke of Akil, rows of lamps ,matchless garlands made of good pearls ,
And various other decorations , peacock feathers , flags , conches ,
The high sounding drums and all such things filled up city of Kishkinda.
4368.In that city the walls constructed by pure crystal stones surrounded by,
Very tall pillars were studded with high quality precious gems
Which all reflected the form of Lakshmana and people were misled,
And thought thousands of warriors holding bows had come to the city.
4369.Angadha again went back and saluted the feet of Lakshmana and then Lakshmana,
Looked at him and asked “Oh Sir , Where is your lord now ?” and then Angadha replied,
“Oh hero who is like a male lion , Sugreeva who has the wealth of penance already done,
Is standing near the victorious main door of the cloud like palace to receive you.”
4370. When those monkey ladies who wear ornaments like Choodaka and Thodi ,
Who were sprinkling scented powders and fanning with very broad white chowries
And holding white royal umbrellas which looked like the white moon on the sky,
The monkey chief Sugreeva came before Lakshmana holding pretty valorous bow.
4371. When the ladies who were like Murukku flower holding water for washing as well as,
For drinking and holding in their hands all other things needed to worship Lakshmana came,
The sound of big and small drums reverberated , the sages came chanting Vedas ,
Making the sound spread in all directions with the devas getting surprised ,
At seeing the new pride of wealth and Sugreeva went before Lakshmana .
4372,That Sugreeva with great wealth who came to welcome Lakshmana , surrounded ,
By crowd of monkey ladies with desirable breasts surrounding him like stars,
Appeared like the moon with his own luster on the top of the mountain ,
And appeared similar to his father who has risen up on the rising mountain.
4373.That great Lakshmana was waiting to receive the king of monkeys , and then,
Great anger arose in him but since he was bothered about the state of Dharma .
He became calmed down using the clarity of his clear mind.
4374. Then both of them hugged each other with their shoulders which was ,
Stouter then iron pillar and mountain and along with the crowd of monkey ladies,
And that of warriors reached the palace which had inexhaustible gold.
4375.Then that king of monkey clan showed Lakshmana, a well made throne ,
And said, “Oh lord , please sit here “ but Lakshmana thought that ,
It would not be proper for him to sit on the throne,
Wile Rama, the lord of Lakshmi was sitting on a grassy land.
4376.”When my Lord Rama who due to the boon of Kaikeyi who had a mind of stone,
Has sacrificed the gem studded crown and is sleeping on the bed of grass,
My sitting on a golden seat where flowers have been spread is not desirable”, said Lakshmana.
4377.As soon as Lakshmana told like that , Sugreeva stood surprised ,
And shedding tears from his lotus like eyes struggled and then,
He who belonged to the clan of Manu sat on a seat of rock,
In that palace which was as tall as the mountain.
4378. Then the young , the old , the huge crowd of ladies ,looked depressed,
And with a tear filled eyes , not able to tell anything ,
Became tired and were looking like sages who have controlled their senses.
4379. Then that king Sugreeva looked at Lakshmana and told, “ as per tradition
If you take your bath now and partake the very tasty sweet meal ,
We would consider ourselves blessed.” And as soon as he told this ,
The younger brother of black coloured Rama started telling.
4380.”When in spite of the fact that our stomach is filled only with sorrow and bad name ,
If we are keeping alive , what would provide sweetness to us?
Though I have desire to eat, I know that at this time of sorrow,
When our mind is filled with worries , even nectar would be bitter for us?”
4381. “If you show us the place where the consort of Rama is living,
We would put out the fire of bad name that is surrounding us ,
If you make us take bath in Ganges and make us eat,
The nectar that came out of ocean of milk , then we will not have any sorrow.”
4382. “ Rama eats only leafy vegetables , roots and fruits and I eat only,
What is remaining after he completes his eating of food and I do not desire,
For any other thing and if I desire , that is without doubt food left by Dog after eating.”
4383.”Oh Sir , apart from this one more thing is there. Only after I return ,
Bring leafy vegetables and cook them then only the prince Rama, who is your friend,
Can take his meal and so If I wait here any more , it would not be sweet.” Said Lakshmana.
4384. When Lakshmana told like this , that Sugreeva looked at him and said,
“When the best among the Manu clan Rama is suffering this sorrow ,
Spending time pleasantly is suitable only to us monkeys, “ and later ,
He became completely depressed and sobbed with his soul.
4385.Then Sugreeva , the son of Sun God got up suddenly and thinking of .
Immediately going to Rama who was shedding tears , who was hating life of wealth,
And had a sad depressed mind , told like this to Hanuman.
4386.”Oh expert in rules of justice , as I have ordered earlier ,bring along with you,
The monkey army that would be coming here along with our emissaries ,
Till they come , please wait here” Ordering like this to Hanuman ,
He started speedily travelling towards the place where Rama lives.
4387. That Sugreeva who was the son of Sun God with red rays hugged Lakshmana ,
Who had a pure mind without any doubts and then accompanied by Angadha,
With monkeys marching in front of him , with monkey ladies ,
Travelling behind him , he went ahead speedily to Rama who was his brother.
4388-4389. When Sugreeva wearing lightning like ornaments .
Walked with nine thousand crores of monkeys, in his front,
In his back and on its sides accompanied by the best of his great relatives ,
Walking near him towards the place of Rama,
The entire forest was crowded with flags , drums gave out sound of thunder ,
Conches boomed, the luster from the marching army filled up like streaks of lightning,
Dust rose greatly from the earth and all these covered all the skies.
4390. Palanquins made with gold ,. Gems , pretty thin cloth ,
Lustrous gems , stones of crystal and with silver broader than the sky,
AS per the wishes of everybody travelled closely ,
And the white royal umbrellas were surrounding it.
4391.Just because Rama’s younger brother with his lustrous red feet ,
Was walking on the bare earth , the son of Sun God ,
With the belled heroic anklets tied in his feet making sound ,
Also walked on the earth ordering his palanquin to come behind him.
4392.That lad Lakshmana with huge heroic anklets , Sugreeva ,
Making the army stay behind with Angadha walking by his side ,
With desire to see Rama walking in front reached ,
Speedily the mountain on which Rama was stayig.
4393.Leaving the love for wealth which no one can imagine ,
With devotion to salute the divine feet of Rama ,
That Sugreeva who was the chief of monkey clan,
Was similar to Bharata who saluted daily ,
Those divine feet of Rama .
4394.Sugreeva , seeing Rama who due to the going of Lakshmana,
Who would always with him like Lord Vishnu ,
Would stand alone at the time of final deluge ,
Saluted him with gem studded garlands touching the ground ,
And touched Rama’s lotus like red feet with his head,
4395.As soon as Sugreeva saluted him , making the goddess Lakshmi ,
Who always was on his chest feel the pain , with his long arms ,
Rama hugged him tightly, with the anger which had risen in him ,
Getting pacified and like earlier with love offered a seat to him.
4396. Rama made Sugreeva sit sweetly near him , looked at him and asked,
“Does your kingship and your rule go in tandem as per the rules in book?
“Does your kingship and your rule go in tandem as per the rules in book?
You with your long arms are doing good without asking like a cloud
And does all the beings under your protection live joyfully ,
Does your umbrella of victory provide you cool.”
4397. As soon as he heard those words which have great meaning , the son of Sun God,
Who travels on a wheeled chariots in the sky said, “Oh lord who remains stable even at deluge,
When I have the blessings of you who is like a Sun to dark world , Are they difficult to me.”
4398.Sugreeva again looked at Rama and told , “Oh Rama with great characters ,
Oh king , I got the difficult to attain great wealth due to your grace,
And in spite of that, I showed my very poor monkey qualities
By going against your express orders.”
4399.Again Sugreeva told Rama,” Though I have the ability to search ,
In all directions and get you back Sita , without doing that and ,
Without thinking that you who is very clear minded would be sad ,
For the sake of Sita who wears well made ornaments , I spent time in pleasurable life.
4400.”Oh Lord who wears the heroic anklet and holds a powerful bow,
If my nature , mental strength and thoughts are like these ,
Is there a need for me to tell about what I will do in future ,
As well my valour” said Sugreeva with great sorrow.
4401. That Lord Rama who keeps Goddess Lakshmi on his chest said,
“the difficult to pass rainy season has come to an end and since,
The words that you tell realizing your duty which assures me that,
You would do the searching of Sita , Is not a lowly act and ,
You are like Bharata and should not tell such words to me.”
4402. Rama again started telling looking at Sugreeva .
“Where is Hanuman of great knowledge ?” and then,
Sugreeva the son of Sun God said , “That Hanuman ,
Would arrive with a huge army which is like water filled ocean?”
4403.”My faultless emissaries have gone with speed to collect
One thousand crores of monkey army and the time ,
For their arrival has already come and still all of them ,
Have not come and are expected in a day or two ,
And Hanuman would come here along with that powerful army.”
4404”Along with me nine thousand crore big monkey army,
Has come and to that big army should arrive by tomorrow,
Once that army comes we can think about ,what needs to be done.”
4405.That Rama who liked Sugreeva told “Oh valorous one .
Is this a very difficult job for you? Your peaceful nature appears to be good.
Now the long day time has come to an end and so you please go now ,
And come along with your army when it has assembled”
When Rama gave leave to go , Sugreeva saluted him and went back.
4406. That Rama who had eyes like red lotus flower told sweet words,
To Angadha and told him,” Go and stay with your father.”
And gave him leave to go and stayed that night ,
There along with Lakshmana and Sita in his mind.