Kishkinda Kandam

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translation into English from Thunjathu Ezhuthachan's Malayalam translation of Adhyathma Ramayanam

By P.R.Ramachander

After Sabari told him to meet Sugreeva, Rama went in search of Sugreeva and reached the Rushya Mooka mountains. He meets Hanuman there, signs a treaty with Sugreeva with fire as witness to help each other. He kills Vali and rests in a mountain top during the 4 month rainy season, Sugreeva sends his army of monkeys to search Sita, The monkys going for search to the southern side are lead by Angadha, After lot of search, they meet a hawk called Sampathi who is the elder brother of Jatayu. He is able to see Lanka and tells them that they have to jump 100 yojana distance to reach Lanka. Jambhavan tells Hanuman that he only can do it. Hanuman climbs on the Mahendra mountain to jump to Lanka.

Oh child of a parrot, good natured one, please come, Oh dear one, please tell the story from then on, I will tell but I will tell the way, It was told by Lord Shiva to his wife. The good natured one, the son of Dasaratha, The son of Kausalya, along with his younger brother, Reached the banks of the lake Pampa, Which was prettiest in the world, And become greatly surprised and said, Just broad enough so that sound can be carried to the end, With clear water which would take the pains away, Full of animals, with fully open lotus flowers, Water lily and full of blue lotus flowers, Filled with swan, water fowl, several hens and nightingales, Served by snakes lion, tiger, wild pigs, Surrounded by flowering climbers and trees, Which yield fruits which gives rise to satisfaction, And seeing all this he became happy, drank water, Became little recouped and started walking slowly.

Hanuman Samagamam

The meeting with hanuman.

In the spring season, in the good cold earth, When the two sons of the king, after resting, Near the Rishya mooka mountain, Breathed well and with tears, And crying due to parting with Sita, And prattling due to non fulfillment of passion, Were walking along with great mental pain, Sugreeva, the son of Sun God became scared.

He jumped immediately and with the ministers, And rushed and climbed up to the tip of the mountain, And with fear and told to Hanuman, “Who are these two people who are coming prepared? You go and find out and come back quickly, From looks they appear to be courageous people, Are they being sent by my elder brother, To eradicate me, here?

They appear to be valorous and are sparkling, For you see all the directions are alight because of them, Though they have dressed in the form of sages, They are armed with bow, arrow, sword and other weapons.

You please dress yourself as a Brahmin, Oh son of wind and go and enquire and know, And try to understand their thoughts, By their face, eyes and talk and expression, And inform us by showing your hand, Whether they are our enemies, and by, Happy face and smile tell us, Whether they are friendly to us.

As soon as he heard the words of Son of Sun god, He dressed himself as a bachelor Brahmin, And that son of Anjana with pleasing manners Went and saluted the lotus like feet of those masters.

Saluting those blue eyed human, Elephants and with great humility, “ I desire to know about you both, Who have the luster greater than god of love, And are seen in this fashion here, And so please tell it directly to me.”

Because of your souls all directions are shining, And I think you are the sun and the moon, Looking at your face I think that you are, The elements which make the three worlds work, Are you the aswini devas who are, Most valorous of the world, You both are the supreme form of gods, Who are the cause of this universe, And definitely you are chief purushas Who for the sake of humanity are travelling with illusion, Who as if it is a sport would reduce, The burden of this earth and to, Look after your devotees.

The blessed men are born in a royal family, And they are people of fully good character, Who are engaged in ruling and punishing in the world, And engaged in sports they are always independent, And in my mind I feel that they are, The Nara and Narayana who grant salvation, And seeing that devotee who told like this, And was standing saluting him, Rama told.

Look friend, Oh one in the Brahmachari’s form and oh Lakshmana, He has studied the science of grammar thoroughly, In the entire talk there is no bad word anywhere, This Brahmachari is definitely a grammarian,” And that human hero then told, Addressing that great monkey in a proper manner.

“My name is Rama, and I am the son, Of the great king Dasaratha, he is, Lakshmana who is my brother, please hear, The truth with attention and a pleased mind, Oh intelligent one, There is a Sita who is also called Janaki, Who is my respectful wife, with us, We were sent by our father to the forest, To do penance after becoming saintly persons, When we were living in Dandakaranya forest, One very bad and angry Rakshasa came, And kidnapped the lady Janaki. We are searching for in this forest, And till now we were not able to find her anywhere, But we found you, who are you my friend, Please tell” Hanuman who heard this, Happily saluted them and told.

Oh lord of Raghu clan, Sugreeva the monkey, King is living on the top of this mountain, And with him we four ministers are also there, And we always live without forsaking each other, His elder brother Bali, who is the monkey king, Who is terrible one drove his younger brother out, And he also kept as wife, the wife of his brother, Rushya mooka mountain became his residence, Where the son of Sun God could live with faith, I am the servant of Sugreeva, And the son of the wind god.

My name is Hanuman, son of Anjana, Please end my sorrow and protect me, If you have a treaty with Sugreeva, Both of you can kill your enemies, For that purpose I would do maximum possible work, And oh God, I will not do any delay, If you agree to this, please get up, And oh treasure of mercy, all the, Sorrow in your mind will go away.

After telling this he assumed his real form, And before them stood that Hanuman, “let us go, you please climb on my shoulders, Throw away the look of worry, And then that lotus eyed one, Thought of the words of Sabari and gave permission.

Sugreeva sakhyam

Treaty with Sugreeva

Taking Sri Rama and Lakshmana on his neck, That Hanuman walked very easily further, And took them before Sugreeva, “Throw away that restlessness, Oh son of Sun god, Luck, great luck more than what we wished has come, These are Rama and his younger brother Lakshmana, Who belong to the clan of Sun God and, Have come here to fulfill desire of you.”

He told like this to Sugreeva, On the top of the mountain, And below the shade of a very big tree, And those lads who are lords of the earth, Stood relieved and not tired, And that son of wind god becoming extremely happy, Told the son of Sun God with great justice.

“Throw away your fear, this Rama, And Lakshmana are the kings of yoga, Born in the clan of Sun god, since, They have come, you need not be afraid of any one, Go speedily salute them and sign a treaty, And live as one very dear to the God.”

Sugreeva who was greatly pleased, Got up respectfully and quickly, Broke soft tender leaves and spread, Them along with tender grass so that. The lord of earth can take his seat, And all people happily sat on them, And their crowd of sorrows vanished.

Lakshmana then told the son of Sun God, All the stories of Rama at that time, And that brave son of Sun god told happily, “I will definitely seek and find out, That gem of a lady Goddess Janaki, And get her back to you, Under your orders I will work as your friend, For exterminating the enemy completely, And so do not think about it and be sad, I will definitely remove all your worries, After killing Ravana along with his clan, I would definitely bring back the lady.”

Oh valorous man, one day I saw an incident, Please listen carefully, When once Me and my Four ministers were living on the top of the mountain, One Rakshasa lord was taking a lotus eyed lady, Through the way of the sky and at that time, That pretty one, broken down,since there was, No one to save her, was chanting “Rama, Rama” And I am sure that she is your wife only.

“That virtuous lady seeing us at the top of the mountain, Being subdued, tied all her ornaments in her upper cloth, Put all of them on the top of the mountain, And I saw that and took them and kept safely, And if you want to see them, you can see them now, Oh valorous man, if they are ornaments, Of Lady Janaki, you may be able to identify them.,” Saying this he brought them from some place, And kept them all in front of the king.

When the lotus eyed took them and saw, His tears were the ones which enquired the welfare, “ Did you also part like me from her, Who is the slender limbed Vaidehi, alas, Hey Sita, Hey daughter of Janaka, Hey my wife, Hey darling, Hey lady with eyes like lotus petals, Crying like this with great sorrow he, Took the packet of ornaments and pressed it against his chest, And like the very ordinary men, That Lord of all world started crying, Lakshmana told that Rama, Who had fainted with great sorrow.

“Do not be sad, along with the help of, The chief of monkeys without delay, We will kill Ravana, and take back, The lotus eyed Sita, Please My Lord, Hare,” Sugreeva also told hearing that, “Do not be restless, I would give back Sita, After killing Ravana and so take, Courage, Oh King of the land, Oh Lord.”

Hearing the words of Lakshmana and Sugreeva, That son of Dasaratha, reduced his sorrow a lot, And at that time Hanuman the monkey chief, Made fire there and seeing an auspicious, Lagna, the treaty was made between, Sugreeva and Rama with fire as the witness, After signing the treaty and having got hope, That both their aims would be achieved, They left their intense sorrow, And stayed at the top of that tall mountain. Sugreeva at that time told the reason, For the quarrel to develop between him and Bali.

Bali Sugreeva Kalaha Kadha

The story of the quarrel between Bali and Sugreeva

In olden times there was a Rakshasa called Mayavi, He was the son of the asura architect Maya, When he was getting bored due to the fact, That there was no one to fight with him, And when he was wandering with exuberance, He entered the city of Kishkinda and he called, Bali who was the king of monkeys to a fight, And hearing that he was being called to fight, The very angry Bali started immediately, And hit that asura using his two fists, And that bad Rakshasa got scared and ran, And the chief of monkeys ran behind him, And seeing that I also went behind him And that Rakshasa, went and hid himself in a cave, And the chief of monkey told as follows.

“I am going inside to subdue one who has gone inside, You please stand without fear in the opening of the cave, If milk comes out of it assume that the Rakshasa died, But if blood comes out of it, close it, go and live” Telling like this Bali entered the cave, And I stood waiting near the mouth of the cave.

“One month went by and still, The god of the monkeys did not come out, And then blood came out of the mouth of the cave, And within me came great pity, And deciding that my elder brother, Was killed by the great Asura called Mayavi, I went back with sorrow to Kishkinda, And all monkey heroes became very sad, And the chiefs of monkeys performed, Coronation ceremony to me as their king.”

Some more time went by speedily, One day the very strong Bali came out, Bali got angry with me thinking that, I closed the cave by a stone to kill him, And came to kill me and I with fear, Fled to all the places all round, And for a lot of time I walked here and there, I came to know that Bali will not come to Rushya mooka, Due to a curse and I came and started living here, I lived with great faith, oh lord of universe, Oh Lord, And that foolish Bali took for himself With love my wife, I am sad because, I have lost my country, my city, my wife and my home.

Due to the reason of being able to touch your lotus feet, Now I am having a happy pleasant time,. Hearing the words of the son of Sun god,later, Being sad due to the sorrow of his friend, Rama, Told along with mind drenched in mercy, “I will kill your enemy and see to it that, Your wife, country and wealth are returned to you, This is an oath and this is the oath of Rama.”

Hearing the words of the king among men, Becoming clear that son of Sun told like this, “”To kill Bali who is the son of Devendra, There is lot of difficulty involved, No one has as much strength as him, And I will tell you about the strength of Bali.”

Once a great Rakshasa called Dundubhi came, To the gate of Kishkinda in the form of a buffalo, And when he called Bali for a war, Bali became greatly angry, went there, And catching hold of his horns, made him fall on earth, And broke his body and pulled out his horns, And threw his head after rotating it, And the blood from that fell in the hermitage of Mathanga

If that Bali who has spoiled the sanctity of te hermitahe, Ever comes to the Rushya mooka mountain, His head will break in to pieces, And he go the place of God of death, Due to the power of my words, So cursed the sage and the king of monkeys, From that day onwards never comes here.

Because of that I am living here, Permanently without fear of the mind, You please see the head of Dundhubi lying here, It is lying like a huge mountain, The person who can take this and throw it, Would definitely be able to kill that great monkey.

Hearing that, the great one of Raghu clan laughed, And using the thumb of his holy feet, He lifted it and threw it up in the sky, And it went and fell down about twenty miles from there, Seeing this Sugreeva became more clear, And all his ministers were filled with wonder, And They praised and praised “Good, Very good”, And all of them again and again saluted Rama.

And again the son of Sun God told, King, these are the seven sala trees, Please know that these are the trees meant, To be wrestled by Bali, when the son of, Indra shakes them. the leaves of all seven trees will fall, If by sending one arrow you are able, To break them, which are standing in a circle, You definitely can kill Bali.

Hearing the words of the son of the Sun god, Rama who is the descendent of the Sun God, Twanged his bow and send a shining arrow, Which drilled through all the seven sala trees, And went further pierced the earth and mountain, And arrow came back shiningly and, Went inside its own quiver with love, And the son of the Sun god, Who was surprised smilingly, Saluted Rama and told.

It is definite that you are real lord of universe, The divine god and the witness to all happenings. I have the luck to see you, possibly because, Of some good deed that I might have done earlier. The pure ones sing about your feet, And when I have got you who grants salvation, I would not ask you anything except salvation, The son, the wife, the wealth and the country Are all useless since they have been created by your illusion, So my great god, the God of the devas, I do not have any other desire, Lord of earth, please be kind to me.

I have reached you who is fully divine joy, Due to the rise of luck in my life, Oh Lord of Raghu clan, like getting a treasure, When one digs the earth to get some mud.

By following dharma, charity, penance, Bathing in sacred waters, meditation, Completion of rituals and fire sacrifice, Do not lead to destruction of birth death chain, Without devotion to your feet, which, Would lead to seeing of your lotus like feet, My getting you at this time is due to strength of your grace, And he whose mind does not waver, From the thought of your lotus like feet, Even for quarter of a second, would, Easily get rid of his ignorance.

Even if mind does not get firm on you, if, With great devotion if we chant Rama, Rama, All sufferings will be uprooted to the one who chants, And he would become a good man and become pure.

Whether he is a drunkard or a great saint, He would get freedom by chanting your name, I do not have any desire in my mind for victory over an enemy, Or the pleasure that is got through a wife And I do not want anything except devotion, For getting salvation, Oh Mukunda, Oh treasure of mercy.

Oh lord of the three worlds, please destroy, All my sins by teaching me the way to your devotion, The illusion of differences between the enemy, Friend and one in the middle has gone away from my mind, Oh king, By the serving of your lotus like feet, I have now developed sufficient wisdom, And Oh lord of the universe the connection, Of son and wife is due to the power of your illusion.

Oh consort of Lakshmi, your lotus like feet, Should firmly get established in my mind, My toungue, should shamelessly, Become in love with chanting of your names, My hands should always be able, To offer flowers at your lotus like feet, My eyes should be always be in a position, To be able to see your very pretty form, And my ears should always be able to hear, Your pretty history, Oh lord of mercy.

My pair of feet should always travel, Oh Lord of Raghu Clan, To the temples of Lord Vishnu, always, Oh lord of universe, let the water washing your feet, Be always be sprinkled on all my body parts, And I should be able to again and again salute, With my head and with devotion, your great self.

Rama with a very satisfied and happy mind, Hugged and caressed Sugreeva who praised him like this, And to that auspicious Sugreeva who has completely lost, All the dirt in his mind due to the touch of his body, That treasure of mercy again made him one with desire, For the sake of success in his aim.

Bali Sugreeva Yudham

The war between Bali and Sugreeva.

That personification of truth told with a smile, “My friend, all that you told is true. You please go and challenge Bali for a fight, Without any further delay, please, I will kill Bali and crown you as a king, And look after you definitely.

As soon he heard that Sugreeva walked, Towards the town of Kishkinda without any confusion, Rama who was born in the family of Sun God, The heroic Lakshmana as well as the four ministers, Went along with Sugreeva to the town of Kishkinda, Where he called Bali for a war, And Rama and others hid behind a tree in a friendly manner.

The very angry Bali came shouting, And son of sun God hit him on the chest, And the son of Indra gave the son of Sun God. A Hit fiercer by ten or even hundred times, And due the enmity between them, The was became extremely fearsome, And both of them drenched in blood looked alike, And when they were fighting with each other with great strength, It was not possible for anyone to identify, Which was the son of Indra and which the son of Sun God.

Rama with a doubt of his destroying his friend by mistake, At that time did not send an arrow, And with hit of fist by the son of Devendra, The son of Sun god vomited blood and ran, Immediately with great pain, And the son of Devendra went back to his house, The son of Sun god who came greatly fear stuck, Addressing Rama who wonderfully follows his friend, Told some very unkind words with great pain.

I am not knowing whether in your mind, You are thinking of getting me killed by enemy, And If you think, I should die, you could have, Killed me by your arrows, yourself, I thought that truth is for sure, and, In that I did great mistake, Oh treasure of mercy, I thought that you are the guardian of truth, And that became useless, Oh lover of those who surrender.

Hearing this type of painful reply from son of a Sun God, Lord Rama replied after hugging him with a tear, Filled eyes, “My friend, do not get scared in the mind, In the middle of very fast fight with great emotions, I was not able to identify you both, and, Due to fear of killing a friend, understand, I did not send an arrow.”

For avoiding confusion of mind, Oh son of Sun god, I shall make an identification on you, And you go immediately and invite for fight, Your enemy, the son of Devendra.your elder brother, And you get confirmed that he would be dead, This is my vow, if I am Rama, What I say should not become an imagination.

After consoling the son of Sun God like this, Rama told the son of Sumithra, “You put a flower garland on the neck, Of the son of Sun god and send him to fight,’ The elder brother of Shathrugna tied a garland, And sent the son of Sun god to the temple of joy.

Bali Vadham

The killing of Bali

Again the son of Sun God called, The son of Devendra to a fight, With great anger and standing at, The gate of the town of Kishkinda, And he also shouted like a lion. Hearing that call which was with great anger, Bali who was greatly surprised, Wearing the battle cloth, immediately, With great enmity started for the war, And at that time there went Thara, With eyes full of tears and stopping him told.

How come you have started without any doubt, I have a suspicion, please hear that, What is the reason for Sugreeva, Who was defeated in the fight to come back, And it is definite that he has the great support, Of a friend who has very great valour.”

Bali then told Thara, “Young lady, there is no need to get any doubt, Please allow me to go, because it should not be late, Dear, You have to understand one aspect, Who is there who is a friend to Sugreeva, And as for me no one has enmity with me.

Suppose he has many friends and is with many, He definitely is one who should be killed, And when the enemy comes to our house, And when one hears his calling him for a war, Will a valorous man simply keep quiet, Will he remain shut as a coward, please tell, I will kill the enemy soon and come back, Oh wife, wait with braveness.

Hearing that Thara told him, “Oh head gem of valour, If so hear what I say, When my son Angadha went for hunting, He heard a story which he told me, Hear that and do what you think is proper, Dasaratha is a king of Ayodhya, He has a son called Rama, And he along with his brother and, His wife Sita who is equal to goddess Lakshmi, Came to the Dandaka forest, And living there he was doing penance.

The Rakshasa Ravana who is very bad, Has stolen his wife, and searching for her with Lakshmana, He has come now to the Rushya Mooka mountain. There he has seen the son of Sun God, And they have signed a treaty with fire as witness, That they will live together as friends, And for achieving the removal of sorrow, Rama has taken an oath, “Oh son of Sun God, I will kill the son of Indra and make you, Who is the son of Sun God as a king there” And immediately at that time, the son of Sun God, Also took an oath as reciprocation that “I will search and find out Sita Devi and find her out”, And that is the reason why he has come, And so forsake all enmity towards Sugreeva, And live by making him the junior king< And you go and speedily surrender to Rama, So that you can save Angadha, our kingdom and clan.”

Telling like this crying and holding his feet, And when Thara was saluting him, Without sorrow hugging and hugging her, Bali told her with great deal of love, “ The habit of women is to get scared, But hear me wife, there is n need for fear, If Sri Rama and Lakshmana have come here, It is definite that they will join with me, For nobody has love to him as much as I have, And Rama is the real great Lord Vishnu, And he has taken an incarnation in earth, To lighten the burden of mother earth, This is what I hear “

God does not have favoritism He is one without properties, lonely, One who entertains the soul and God, I would fall at his feet and salute him, And with his consent I will bring him here, For the help that I can provide him, Is more than what Sugreeva can, remember this, And God does not have the habit of, Praying the one who is praising him, For hey wife, God is one who recognizes devotion, And considering devotion, no one has it as much as I have, And so live in home after removing this sorrow, Oh lady with lotus eyes, Oh a full lake of good qualities.

Consoling her like this that son of Devendra, Immediately angrily dressed for a battle, And left home to do the war, So that he can kill Sugreeva angrily, And Thara shedding and shedding drops of tears, And with increasing sorrow went inside.

Bali biting his teeth and shouting, Rushed saying stop, stop and at that time, Sugreeva hit Bali by his fist and the exuberant, Bali did the same to Sugreeva, When he beat him with his closed fists, They caught each other, hit each others, Legs and arms, hit each other by their, Knees as well as their head, caught each other, Bit each other, fell down, rolled in the mud, Angrily hurt with their nails, Jumped on them, jumped together, Hit and defended it, gave more hits than the other, Chased each other and faded with sweat, Called each other names, neared each other with anger, Sweat covering the body, with nerves expanding, And those who saw this great fist fight, Enjoyed it and praised both of them, And it is definite that the war between Shiva and the God of death, Was in no way equal to war between Bali and Sugreeva.

It was like two oceans fighting with each other, It was like two mountains fighting with each other, And those who saw shouted as well as praised them, And no tiredness was seen in case of both, And Bali was wearing the garland given by his father, And Sugreeva was wearing one given by Lord Rama, And though there was no difference between them, The body of the son of Sun God had grevious wounds.

Sugreeva became more tired, And saw with sorrow Sri Rama, For getting hit by the fist of his elder brother, Sugreeva had become extremely weak, And seeing this with mercy and great speed, The One living in Vaikunta and the son of Daratha, Hiding behind a tree and Aiming at the chest of Bali, Placed the Mahendra arrow on the bow, pulling it well, And sent speedily and that went and hit Bali’s chest, And he fell down with a great shout and when he slightly fainted, And that son of wind god saluted Rama and prayed.

For a little time he got fainted and then, He became conscious and Bali saw, Rama at a little distance before him, Holding the arrow on his right hand. And holding the bow in the other hand, Wearing a dress of tree bark, having a quiver, And a soft smiling face, With a tuft worn like a crown, Wearing a forest garland on his chest, With pretty and very long hands, With a body of the colour of leaves of Doorva grass, Being served on both sides, By both Lakshmana and Sugreeva, And understanding who it is and with, Anger tinged with sorrow and pain Bali told.

“What mistake have I done to you, Why did you murder me unnecessarily, How come you did not follow the king’s dharma, And have adopted the Dharma of the thief, What fame have you got because of this, Think about it, are you nor born in a royal family? If you are following the Dharma of a hero, And were doing it for getting fame, You should have fought directly with me and won, What is that which Sugreeva has done to you, Which one I could not have done? Because the great Rakshasa kidnapped your wife, You came and surrendered with son of Sun God, And though you have killed me now, Have you not heard about my prowess.

Who is there in the three worlds, Who do not know my strength as a hero? Within ten minutes and without any doubt, I would have brought the town of Lanka, With its three mountains as well as, The arrested Ravana in front of you, And would have saluted you, with respect. Oh Lord of Raghu clan, good people, Of the world claim that you defend Dharma? What Dharma did you get out of, Killing like a hunter a monkey, By deceiving him and killing him, What respect did you get, please tell, Oh king why did the thought, Of eating the meat of monkey come in your mind?

To the Bali who talked too much, That Sri Rama gave the following answer, “Without any competition I am walking everywhere, Along with weapons to protect Dharma. You being a sinner going against the cannons of Dharma, I wanted to remove that sin and establish Dharma, And that is why I killed you, though you were passionate, You yourself do not know about yourself, According to Vedas, daughter, sister, The wife of the brother, wife of the son, And mother are treated to be in same way. If one takes any of them as wife due to passion, He is the greatest sinner among all the sinners, And so because of that they will get suffering.

The valorous kings kill, Those who do not follow the propriety of conduct, And would bring back the rule of law in this world, You are a pure soul, think about this, For cleaning up this world, The kings who look after it would wander at all places, And so do not unnecessarily talk any further, And if you do your sins will further increase.

Hearing all that was told by Sri Rama, The mind of the king of monkeys was cleansed, And he understood that Rama is Narayana himself, And when the base quality disappeared, with nervousness, He told, “Please pardon my mistake, Oh Sri Rama, Oh Rama, Oh great soul, Oh Raghava, It is definite that you are Lord Narayana, Whatever I have told without proper thought, May please be pardoned by you with great mercy.

When you are witnessing and seeing, The end came by the arrow of yours, And the luck to leave my body like that, Is indeed a great luck, every one will tell. And this is difficult to get even by great sages, Oh consort of Lakshmi, Just seeing you is salvation, And to the man who with self mortification, Tells your name when he is about to die, Will always definitely get salvation. To be able to see you god who lives in the town, And getting the luck of dying by your arrow, With love and great love to you, Is indeed my great luck, Who will ever get this.

You who are Lord Vishnu, and Lady Janaki, Is the mother of earth, Lakshmi Bhagawathi, And as per the request Of Lord Brahma, You were born as the son of Dasaratha, To kill the ten headed Ravana, And this is known to me, Oh lotus eyed one.

Oh god please give your blessings to me, Who is on the way to your place, Please take special care of Angadadha, My son who is equal in my strength, And please accept the son of Sun God, And Angadha for my sake, Please remove the arrow and with your holy hand, Pat me slowly and with great love.

Hearing that Sri Rama took out the arrow, And patted him slowly with great love, And seeing the lotus like face of the human hero, Bali left the body of the monkey, And went to the world, which is, Difficult to achieve to even groups of great sages.

When Bali entered the feet of Rama, Through Rama who is the divine god, The collection of monkeys ran very fast due to fear, And entered in side the city of Kishkinda, And those monkeys told to Thara, Our king of monkeys has gone to heaven, Due to the arrow of Rama during the war. Oh Thara, without delay make your son as the king, And shut all the four entrances to the city, And make the town of Kishkinda impenetrable,, And give orders to the ministers that, Our enemies should not be allowed inside.”

Hearing the death of Bali, Thara, With tears dripping drop by drop for her eyes, Which hit on her chest again and again, And with stuttering voice said several times, “What is the need of son and country to me, What is the need of this purpose less life, Without any hesitation I would also, Enter the land of dead along with my husband.”

Like that crying and crying and seeing, Her husband’s body decorated by blood and mud, She fainted and wanting to embrace death, That Thara fell at the feet of her husband, And started crying and wailing in several ways, “ Shoot and kill me also now, because, I cannot tolerate to live without my husband, And if you send me along with my husband, Then you will get the effect of giving in charity a maid, And as a gentleman Oh, Lord of Raghu clan, Already are you not aware of the sorrow, Of parting with your wife, and Oh Sugreeva, Now after getting over your sorrow, You live with Ruma and enjoy, Pleasures of the position of a king.

To Thara who told like this and was crying, The chief of Raghu clan told as answer, Merciful words as a philosophical teaching, So that her oorow of parting with her husband will reduce.

Tharopadesam

Teaching to Thara.

Why this is unnecessary sorrow? Please hear, Oh pretty one, there is no relation to it, But was your husband his soul or his body? Oh blessed one tell the truth to me, The five elements make the body, but this corpse, Is only a collection of skin, flesh, blood and bone, is it not?

Remember the body is equal to an immobile piece of wood, And it is definite that the being is soul, There is no birth nor death for it, And so do not get worried thinking about it, It will not stand nor walk, here, And it is not matter of sorrow, definitely, It does not have the state of man or woman or eunuch, And know that it also does not feel hot or cold, Knowing all the soul is alone, divine, without a second, Non changing, similar to the sky, without any name, Always pure, lives forever and is the philosophical, Principle of illusion, What is the need for sorrow.

Hearing the nectar like words of Rama, She again asked the following to Rama, “When the body is equal to immobile piece of wood, And the soul is the divine soul which is forever, Please tell me, who among these has, Connection with sorrow and pleasure, Please tell this, Oh treasure of mercy.

Hearing that, the blessed Raghava told, “Blessed one, please hear this which is kept as secret, Till the day that the body has a relation, Caused by differences in body, sense organs And pride with the soul, It will have, Touch with domestic life till then.

When we think about it the domestic life. Which is a body of imagination, Would never change by itself, And be pleased to hear about the man Who keeps on thinking about many things, The domestic life is only just like, The happenings of a dream. Please now hear what is truth.

Definitely due to the primeval relation of Negative knowledge, The egoism mixed with pride for that purpose, Creates the domestic life, which is meaningless, Because domestic life is mixed with passion and anger, Mind builds a relation with domestic life, And because soul and mind are on equal footing, The soul also builds a similar relation.

By coming in to contact with red blood, A pure crystal also appears to be red, But if you see in reality, it has not taken that colour, Think about this in your mind and conclude properly, The soul appears to have a relation with domestic life, Only due to its being influenced by intelligence and senses.

The soul uses the mind which is its creation, And embraces it with great interest, And serves the desire which is a character of the mind, Attached by its own properties like Satwa, rajas and Thamas, And due to it becomes greatly weakened, And as a result of this undergoes suffering in domestic life.

Initially the mind creates these characters, And observes the various rituals indicated by Vedas, Which are a mixture of White (Sathwa), red(rajasa), And black (thamasa), and while doing most of these Karmas, This soul due to the actions of these, Continues to live till the deluge, When all the bodies perish.

Then at the time of death of all, the soul, Getting tangled with primeval negative knowledge, Due to the memories left in there, and again, At the time of creation, along with the, Memories of the past, takes birth, Like a time machine with embedded memories, And who can prevent this rotation of time?

At that time by the effect of good deeds that one does, When his mind gets company of holy people. To the peaceful soul who is devoted to me, His mind firmly gets attached to me, He gets interested in hearing my stories, And when in his mind the pure knowledge of soul enters,, Then by the grace of a good Guru, He would start realizing the chief sayings of Vedas.

Understand definitely that the soul is different, From body, organs, mind and life and is, Truth, joyful, alone, divine, one without second, Forever, matchless, stain less and character less. As soon as you understand this you get free immediately, What I say is truth, what I say is truth, And to the one who thinks like this, There is no sorrow due to life in his mind.

Please remember what I have told you, become pure, And leave out the stupor created by illusion, Oh pretty one, Get detached from the ties of Karma, immediately, Please get merged in the very pure Brahmam, Due to the great devotion that you had in last birth to me, I showed my real form to you, Throw away the sorrow, completely from your mind, And if you meditate on my form that you see, And remember the words that I just told you, You would definitely get salvation, And what I told you is not falsehood.

After joyfully hearing the words of Rama, Thara was wonderstruck and saluted him, Her mind awoke from the stupor, And she lost all sorrow emanating from the body, And becoming contended due to realization of soul, Due to the teaching, she attained salvation, Even when she was alive.

Tahra with the company of Rama who can grant salvation, For such a short time, became ripened in her devotion, And got detached from the primeval relations, And got salvation, and though she was a lady, All her perplexity vanished and her mind became clear, And Sugreeva after hearing all these, Lost all his ignorance, became happy, And got contentment by divine knowledge.

Sugreeva rajyabhishekam

Crowning of Sugreeva.

Then later Rama told Sugreeva, “Please perform the death rites of your brother, Making Angadha taking the lead, Till the purification period comes again,” Sugreeva understanding Rama’s order, Started making preparations for the rites. The very peaceful Thara, her son, Brahmins, the important ministers, And the citizens, in a way suitable to the king, Along with playing of drums and other musical instruments, Completed the rituals as per Sastras, And after taking bath He appeared before Rama.

That monkey chief along with the ministers, Saluted the lotus feet of Rama and with joy told, “Your honorable self has to look, After and protect the kingdom now, I being your lowly slave would, Always obey your commands, Oh God of gods, I would serve, Your lotus like feet like Lakshmana.

As soon as he heard the words of Sugreeva like this, That great one of Raghu clan smiled in front and told, “ You are myself, there is no doubt about that, As per my order, you go back pleased, Because I have given the kingship to you, And now go and get the crowning done.”

I will not definitely enter a town, For fourteen long years. And so Lakshmana will do the crowning, Also please crown the intelligent boy, As the junior king, Oh lord, And friend, the entire kingdom is under your control, And now look after it exactly as Bali did, And also look after the boy very well.

I would live on the top of the mountain, Because of the starting of four months penance, And after the rains are over, You make efforts to enquire, and once you, Find out the place where the pretty lady is staying, You have to come and tell me,my friend, Till that time you live in the town, With daily pleasures along with wife and son.

After getting the blessings of Sri Rama, Sugreeva went speedily along with Lakshmana, Went inside the town and got crowned,. Then son of Sumithra came back to Rama, Rama along with his brother, Went to the to live on the Pravarshana mountain,

After entering the top peak of the mountain, When they stood they saw one cave, And that cave had the light of a crystal, And was a golden place studded with gems. And was not affected by wind, rain,and cold, And was full of trees which had fruits and roots, And since they liked living there, Rama and Lakshmana continued to live there.

The Sidhas, great yogis as well as devotes. Took the form of birds and animals, And seeing Lord Narayana in human form, Started singing about the one with bird on his flag, And all the moving and not moving beings, Also became very happy to be seeing the God.

Once when Rama had come out of the Samadhi, And was living in a place of solitude, Lakshmana saluted him with love and asked, “I have the wish to ask you to tell, the method of worship, Which leads to salvation, Oh lord of the three worlds, It seems it is the method of salvation for the householder, Kindly tell about in detail to me.”

Sages like Narada and Vyasa and God Brahma, Through daily worship of Narayana always, Achieve Dharama, wealth, desire and salvation, Say the great sages with great devotion, that is what I hear, Please tell me who is your devotee and slave, The way to salvation, Oh Lord of the world, And if you tell it, it would also become useful to the world, And when Lakshmana made this request, Immediately The God Rama told him as follows.

Kriyamargopadesam

The teaching of methods of proper worship.

Then hear the method of my worship, Which really does not have an end, Still I will tell you with a lot of summarization, Due to the maturing of great affection towards you, When each and every one follows his own secret method, In the earth these methods multiplied to more than two, So you have to ask your Guru about the proper chant, And have to worship me in front of your Guru.

It can be done in the our lotus heart, Or can be done before the fire god, Or important idols or in place of worship, Or in water or in leveled seat of worship, Or to the suitable salagrama[1] stone, Which is the most appropriate.

Using the chants or tantric rites said in the Vedas, Using the rites of cleaning with mud, After taking bath in the morning for cleanliness of the body, Understanding the correct root chant, After performing the rituals of dawn, After performing the daily rituals, Do the meditation to clean your actions, And then assuming that I am your teacher, Worship daily with great devotion.

Give bath to the statue for its auspiciousness, Then it has to be cleaned and dried, and to the one Who later worships using sandal and flowers, All his desires would be fulfilled, please know this, Decoration of the main statue, Gives me lot of joy, please know this.

With respect we have to offer Havis(cooked food) to the fire, Or if it is the leveled place outside, it should be offered to the Sun, It is necessary that before we start, all the necessary material For worship should be collected earlier. Even water offered to me with attention, If given by a devotee is greatly liked by me I shall be more pleased, if I am offered sandal, Flowers, sacred rice, and eatables are offered.

Seat made of cloth, deer skin or grass, Are good and holy and should be used, You have to go with peace before God, And do the ritual chanting with lips along with joy, And then do the spiritual rituals, And due the fivefold ritual of the cage to my statue, And this has to be followed by ritual chants, Keep in front of you, on the left a water pot, And on the right side flowers and other materials, And you have to collect all these with complete devotion.

The fruits and flowers for Arghya, water as Padhya, Madhuparka[2], water for inner cleansing, are, The four vessels that should be kept before us. Without any other thought in the mind, You have to meditate on my crescent which is symbol of life, Which shines like lightning, firmly.

Then we should firmly believe that you are, Completely spread all over my body, without any doubt, And then bring in to the statue my crescent, And meditate it as the form of God, Afterwards, Arghya, Padhya and Madhu parka, Should be offered, followed by, Offering of bath and cloth and other decorations, The amount of respect and hospitality that is offered to me, I would be satisfied to that extent.

As per the instruction of Vedas, offer lighted camphor, Incense, light and food offering in a detailed manner, And If these are offered with sincerity and faith, Know that I also accept them with sincerity, And lad you remember me by chanting the root chant, Or chant Purusha Sooktha with great devotion, In the fire sacrifice done in the fire, Lighted according to specification of sage Agasthya.

In the fire of Oupasana[3] offer rice cooked with butter and milk, As the sacred offering and this way you do the fire sacrifice, The knowing one during the fire sacrifice meditates, Me as situated in the middle of the fire, Which shines equal to the molten gold, As one who is decorated by divine ornaments.

Then offer sacrifice to those devas who are present there, And bring to an end the fire sacrifice, Chant with devotion the manthra in silence, Give betel leaf and other material which brings scent to the mouth, And later in front of me offer dance, music, and chanting of prayers, Fixing me in their mind, wear the prasada[4] which is given by me, On the head and with great happiness pray, “Please protect me from the horrible life of birth and death”. And after this offer salutation by falling on the ground, Bring to an auspicious end the Kriya yoga, And you have to do this daily, my friend.

The man who is blessed with devotion, if, He happily observes this Kriya Yoga daily, On his death, he would merge with me, And also when he is alive, he would get pleasures of the world. If this Kriya Yoga which has been told by me, Is daily read or heard along with devotion, He would get the effect of daily worship.” Said the God wo loves his devotees, at that time.

After telling like this in great detail, To Lakshmana who is born with the power of Adhi Sesha, That divine Narayana, who is filled with illusion, Assumed the illusion and started feeling sad, “Hey daughter of Janaka, Hey Sita, Hey pretty one, Hey bewitcher of the world. Hey dear, Hey my darling,” Like this he was wailing and Sleep did not come to that god of gods at that time. And Lakshmana using his nectar like words, For some time consoled him to become peaceful.

Hanumal Sugreeva Samvadam

The talk between Hanuman and Sugrreva.

While they were living like this one day, In Kishkinda town, Hanuman stood near, And saluted Sugreeva, when they were alone and told, “ Please hear me king of monkeys, I am telling, These words which are meant for your good. The best among Raghu clan completed your job, Earlier as he is a follower of truth and the best among men, But after that I feel, you have not given Any thought in your mind, it seems.”

Bali was greatly strong, the best among monkeys, One recognized by all three worlds, The son of Devendra, died because of you, Your wants have been fulfilled earlier, You have been crowned and you, Are staying here along with Thara, worshipped by all, You have to think in your mind, As to how many days you can prolong like this, There is no doubt that death can come today. Or tomorrow or any other day, And the man who forgets gratitude, Is equal to a dead body, even when he is alive.

On the top of the mountain along with his brother, The god of the land is living pathetically, Waiting for you, as the time agreed to has come, But you have not understood this, Like a monkey attracted by your wife, Drinking alcohol, you have forgotten everything, And are living without understanding the march of day and night, And you are feeling that everything is great. Like your elder brother who was son of Devendra, It is definite that you also would be killed.

Hearing the words of the son of Anjana, Sugreeva who was greatly terrified, Told this as an answer to him, “Whatever you have told is the truth, When one has a minister who tells like this, The king will never get in to danger.”

You please send messengers to all ten directions, Along with my order, that the chiefs of monkeys, In the seven islands should come here immediately, Send ten thousand monkeys with, This message from me immediately.

The monkey chiefs should come within fifteen days, And if they come after the end of fifteen days, There is no doubt that he would be killed, When I tell the truth, it will never get changed.” Telling like this to Hanuman, Sugreeva, Went inside his very pretty house. As per the orders of his boss, the son, Of wind God send the monkey soldiers, To all the ten directions along with, The orders communicated by the king. They went with the speed of wind, To summon the chief of the monkeys, With great satisfaction, out of pay and respects to them, Speedily for doing the work of the illusory man.

Sri Ramande Viraha Thapam

The pain of Rama caused by absence of his wife.

Rama leading a life separated from his wife, On the top of the mountain was sorrowful, And with great pain told Lakshmana, “ Poor one, alas, See mine oh lad, Has the lady Sita died perhaps, Or is she living with great pain in mind, We do not know about the thing that we decided, Suppose they tell me that she is, Living with mental satisfaction, He would become very dear to me, And suppose they see she is living somewhere, I will definitely go and bring her here.”

If I see that thief who stole the lady Janaki, Due to anger in my mind, I will kill him, I would completely destroy his clan, There is no doubt about this definitely, When I would be able to see you, who is, Sorrowful as, you are not able to see me, Oh darling, Oh lady with a moon like face, because of parting with you, Even the moon is burning me like the sun, Oh moon, Along with your cooling rays, go there, Slowly pat her, caress her and then, Come here to caress me, after all does she, Not belong to your clan.

Sugreeva appears to be greatly merciless, For has he not forgotten me who is sad? When he got the kingdom without enemies, He is a lover who spends day and night, With pretty ladies along with his desire for alcohol, Oh Lakshmana, it is clear that he is ungrateful, And in spite of his knowing that the spring has arrived, He has not come as earlier promised, my friend, It is definite that he leads the list of ungrateful people, Because he has forgotten to search for Sita, And locate her and tell me about it, In spite of the help rendered by me earlier.

Remember that Sugreeva leads the bad people, Who forget those people who love them, I will kill that monkey chief along with, Kishkinda and along with his relations, There is no doubt that Sugreeva, Has to go in the path of his elder brother.

Addressing Sri Rama who told like this, The very angry son of Sumithra told, “ Speedily give me orders to kill and bid farewell, To Sugreeva, who has to be killed,” So said the very wise son of Sumithra.”

Taking bow, arrows, quiver and sword, When his angry brother was about to go, Sri Rama again told him, “I have one thing more to tell you, Sugreeva is not one to be killed, my friend, But you come back, after definitely scaring him, “Understand that you would soon, Go to the city of death like Bali,” If you tell like this to him, And hear what he has to say, And come back very speedily, And depending on that, We would take decision, As to what should be done.

Lakshmanande Purappadu

The starting of Lakshmana.

As per the orders of his elder brother, the son of Sumithra, Started walking towards the kingdom of Sugreeva, And it appeared as if that Kishkinda would be burnt, Along with the entire clan of monkeys, And that personification of divine wisdom, Who knows everything and who is drowned in divine joy, Walked like an ignorant man who tries to destroy his sorrow, For the purpose of world getting rid of bad ones and turn peaceful.

Due to the effect of penance done earlier by Dasaratha, And for bringing his divine power to the world, And for removing the sorrow that, Occurred to Brahma and other devas and save them, That divine among divines, that personification of joy, The God who pervades in the universe, thinking, About how ordinary people who desire due to illusion, Who get their mind completely filled with ignorance Would attain salvation, that real god Vishnu, Ordered that the divine story, which, Would destroy the illusion filling the world, Should be made famous, where in, Rama was born in the form of a human being, And lived as detailed in Ramayana, which brings joy, And that Man of joy who wanted that this good story, Would be made famous all over the world, Assumed in his mind, anger, attachment, passion, melody, Sorrow and all for completing the actions of the world, And did all those as per the needs of time and place,

It appears that, that man without any properties, Is interested in properties like Satwa habit, That divine one is who is a witness, has a soul with divine joy, One who is really powerful, one who is not clear, one who has no two, One who is touched by desires, one without any relation, One who is spread like sky, one who is endless, one who does not have any stain, Some sages like Sanaka understand that one whose soul is everywhere.

It is tod that, to the devotees who have a pure soul, He will appear as true form and, That giver of salvation, that one saluted by sages And that honoured one is born as per the wish of the devotees.

Lakshmana reached the city of Kishkinda, And made a small twang with his bow, And the monkeys got scared on seeing him, And due to fear they made a sound “Kila,kila”, All the stones and trees flew above the walls, And those who were holding it due to surprise, Went to pee and pooh and started jumping here and there.

That son of Sumitra who had come ready, To completely suppress the monkey herd, Twanged his bow fiercely and pulled the thread, And the group of monkeys were greatly perplexed, And as soon as he knew that Lakshmana has come, Immediately Angadha came running there.

After driving away those animals on tree branch, Angadha went alone and saluted Lakshmana, And Lakshmana with love hugged him and told, “Please go lad, meet the brother of your father, The job that you have done has erred greatly, If you deceive one who fulfilled your wishes, Then the wealth would get delayed, My ferocious elder brother told me, “I would kill Sugreeva in a second, If In Sugreeva’s mind there is desire, To go I n the same path as his brother, Then that would be realized” Go and tell this to Sugreeva, Hearing what was told, the son of Bali, With great fear accumulating in his mind, Went and saluted Sugreeva and told.

“A very angry Lakshmana has come and, Standing near the city gate, outside the city, Now leave out your monkey nature, And go and salute him, otherwise, Great danger would definitely come.” The fear stuck Sugreeva,hearing that told, After great thought to Hanuman, Who was his chief minister and Angada, “You both go together and satisfy, Lakshmana and bring here, The peaceful Lakshmana.” After sending Hanuman, The son of the sun God told Thara, “ Oh moon faced one, you have to go urgently, Oh Thara, Oh pretty one, go near, Lakshmana and reduce his anger, Using intelligent and sweet words, And after wards, quickly bring him here, And showing me and also reduce his foul mood.

As soon she heard these words from son of Sun god, She entered the intermediate chamber and stood there, The son of Thara and Hanuman together, Went and saluted the brother of Rama, After enquiring about his welfare with devotion, Hanuman told the son of Sumithra as follows.

“Why are you standing out side, Please come inside the private chambers and see, Wives of kings and splendour of the town, And if you see Sugreeva and salute him And talk to him with tenderness everything will be achieved soon.” Saying this holding Lakshmana’s hands, slowly, And slowly they walked in to the city, Seeing the gem studded palaces of the nobles, And after seeing the splendour of the town, Happily they entered the intermediate chamber, And there the lady who has a face like the moon, Thara, beauty of the world, pretty one, Was standing equal to goddess Lakshmi, And she humbly saluted Lakshmana, And with a pleasing smile told him, “Did you not know that this is your home?

Suppose you get angry at the king of monkeys. Who is your devotee as well as servant, What refuge is there for him? Please remember these groups are fickle by nature, And this monkey hero for a very long time, Was suffering only sorrow being pitiable. And due to your grace, for the present time, Since he is being protected, he is living, Mixing it with pleasure and please do not make it negative, Oh treasure of mercy, Oh saviour of devotees.

He had sent ten thousand messengers to the ten directions, To get Monkeys living in places in various directions, And you can see the monkey nobles, From all the directions have come and assembled here, And so now there is definitely no problems, All these monkey lords are sufficiently strong, To control different clans of Rakshasas, Having seen your servant Sugreeva along with, His sons, wives and friends and, Having saluted the lotus like feet of Rama, Please understand that we would be able to do our work.

Though he heard the words of Thara, Lakshmana also went and saw Sugreeva, And he was ashamed and afraid, Became emotional and was with a red eyes full of fear, And seeing that monkey lord, Lakshmana with, Anger asked the son of Sun God, “How did you forget about the great one of Raghu clan?”

Remember that the arrow that killed son of Devendra Is still in the possession of that gentleman, And the Lord told, it looks like that, Sugreeva also wants to go in the same path as his brother.” Hearing these words of the son of Sumithra, As an answer the son of wind god told.

“What is the reason for telling like this, The monkey chief is a great devotee of the great Purusha, And when we think as much as the son of Sumithra, And the god of monkeys will not break promises, And he is awake to the needs of Rama. Without any delay and he definitely has not forgotten, And Sir did not see during the wonderful journey. The valorous monkeys who have come speedily, From different directions which are far away, Our monkey chief, would without any trouble, Achieve the work needed by Rama.”

During the time when Lakshmana was standing with increasing shame, Hearing the words of Maruthi Sugreeva offered, Water to drink and wash and also offered worship, To Lakshmana and saluted him by falling at his feet.

I am the slave of Rama and I have Been protected by a little of Rama’s mercy, And I know that Rama within half a second, Can win over all the three worlds, And the service that we do to him, Is only obeying his commands.

Hearing the words of son of Sun God, Opening his heart told, “Since you are very great, please pardon, The bad words told by me when sad, I told these out of great sorrow, Because I like you a lot, Without delay, let us go to the forest, Because Sri Rama is there alone.

Sugreevan Rama Sannidhiyil.

Sugreeva in front of Rama,

“Suppose we have to start, we will not wait “ Said Sugreeva and got in to the chariot, Along with Lakshmana, and along with, Hanuman, Neela, Angadha and other monkey chiefs, And also along with the army of monkeys, With white fans, Chowrie and other decorative items, Similar looking like Devendra’s army of devas, The monkey chief started to see Rama with joy.”

Rama who was living in a cave on a stone bench, With a disturbed mind, wearing cloths of wooden bark, Black in colour, with crown made of tufted hair, human in nature, With broad eyes travelling hither and thither, Peaceful, With Lotus like face carrying a pretty smile, Suffering from parting of his pretty wife, Who is a dear one served by animals and birds, And who has controlled his senses, Was seen from a distance by the monkey chief, And he got down from the chariot, Along with the valorous Lakshmana.

He saluted along with joy and devotion, By falling at the lotus feet of Rama, And that God Rama along with mercy, Embraced the monkey hero and enquired, “Are you fine,Sir”, and with a feeling of unity, Caught and made him sit and also, Did the worship that was due to a guest, And son of Sun God was pleased with it.

Sita anveshana Udyogam

The work of enquiry of Sita’s whereabouts.

Sugreeva who was ruled by great devotion At that time informed the lover of devotion, “Please with interest see the, Members of monkey clan who are here, .All those whom you see are valorous monkeys, Who are prepared to work under your feet. They are of various clans living in various mountains, They are those living near various rivers, islands and mountains, And all of them are having bodies similar to mountains, Oh king, all of them can assume any form they like, They are capable of destroying the bad valour, Of all the very proud Rakshasas, And since they are all born from devas, They would now suppress the enemies of devas.

There are some here who are as strong as an elephant, There are some who are as strong as ten elephants, Some of them are very greatly valorous, Please know that some of them are equal to lions, Some of them are like stones of mountains, Some of them have a golden coloured body, Some of them have blood red colour eyes, Some of them have very long tails, Some of them are of the colour of pure crystal, Nobody has ability for warfare like them.

There are innumerable monkey soldiers here, Who have complete faith in your lotus feet, They eat roots, fruits, leaves and ripened fruits, And they are monkeys of very good character, And they are sure to obey your orders, Oh god of gods, Of chief of Raghu clan.

This Jambhavan is the chief of the clan of bears, And is the son of God who is lotus born, He is the chief of hundred million bears, This sharp intellect Hanuman, is, The chief of ministers and he is greatly valorous, He is the son of wind god who carries perfumes.

Neela, Gaja Gavaya, Gavaksha, Deerga, Who has a long tail, Mainda, Vividha, Kesari who is the father of Hanuman, Mahabali, Veera, Pramadhi, Sarabha, Sushena, Soora, Sumukha, Dadhimukha, Durmukha, Swetha, Valeemukha, Gandamadhama, Thara, Vrushabha, Nala, Vinatha, My Angadha who is som of Thara, Are some of the important kings of monkeys, And there are many more who are not that important, Please tell them what you need and want, And they would get it done if you want it

After hearing these words of Sugreeva, Rama embraced Sugreeva and with, Lotus Eyes full of tears of joy told as follows, “The importance of my work rests on you, Please think and do take up the following action, Please depute for searching Sita, The monkey warriors in all directions.”

Hearing the nectar like words of Rama, He sent Monkey warriors to all four sides, “Let hundred thousand monkey warriors, Go in each direction along with commanders, And specially to the southern direction, Many very top people should go, Angadha, Jambhavan, Mainda, Vividha, Thunga, Nala, Sarabha, Sushena, And Hanuman the son of wind God, And as soon as they do the job, They should all come back.”

The lady with a wonderful form should be searched, Within thirty days and they all should return back, He who comes after thirty days, Without seeing the Lady with eyes like lotus leaf, Would suffer the death penalty, And this is an oath taken on Lord Shiva.

Thus after entrusting the work with four groups, He exhorted them to go early, And saluted Raghava and that great devotee, Sugreeva went and sat near him, And at this time when the monkeys were starting, The son of wind God saluted Rama with devotion, And at that time That wonderful hero Rama, Called him separately and told him.

“For developing confidence to her mind, Oh friend give this to Janaki and gave, The ring in which name of Rama is written. For removing suspicion in her mind. As far as my job is concerned, You are most important, And except you no one is there.”

Then the king told words for recognition also, And told them, please go and he bid them farewell, The monkey collection left towards the south, Where the great Rakshasa who took away, Sita who is the real Goddess Lakshmi, Who had eyes like leaf of a lotus,lived, And the son of the son of enemy of Vruthra, The son of Brahma, Neela, and the disciple, Of the friend of one born out of lotus, And the other monkey commanders, Speedily searched and searched, Over different mountains, towns and villages, And in forest countries and towns, And while they were walking in this search, Hanuman and other monkey chiefs, Entered the forests of Vindhya mountains, They saw a very cruel Rakshasa hero, Who was killing and eating wild animals, And they speedily approached him, And thinking that it is the ten headed Ravana, The great monkeys killed that bad one, using. Very severe hits by the fist, and understanding, In their mind that it is not Ravana, they speedily went further.

Swayam prabha gathi

The way of Swayam Prabha.

They entered then a very dark dense forest, And when their thirst increased, And with their dry neck, throat and little toungue, While those monkey heroes were walking, With a dry toungue by the turn of fate, There they saw a cave.

In that place covered by climbers and grass, When they were all standing, Thinking that there would not be any water Some swans and Krouncha birds with, Wet feathers flew out of that place, And out of their feathers few drops, Of water fell on the monkeys and they told.

“It is definite that good water is there in it, Let all of us get in to it.” And when all of them told like this, Hanuman go in to it first and other ones, Got in to it behind him and when they were walking, Since there was so much darkness that they were not able to see, They all walked together holding hands, And with difficulty when they were walking, And after they travelled a long distance, They saw in front of them a blessed place.

Golden, attractive to the mind, divinely joyful, To the eyes of those who see them, There were wells, gem studded lakes, Which are full of very sweet water, Trees similar to the wish giving tree of devas, Which are bent due to the weight of ripened fruits, Drinks which are like nectar along with honey, Along with various tasty food articles, And there, many palaces also were there, Which were decorated with cloth and gems.

That divine place was magical and pretty, Bereft of any humans, similar to residence of devas, And in that home, on a golden gem studded seat, They saw a lady who was wonderful, Who was performing Yoga, dressed in bark and with a tufted hair, And that practitioner of Yoga was immobile and busy in meditation, And that holy very pure great lady, Was having the dazzle of a pure fire.

Immediately with a mind full of joy, Along with devotion and fear they saluted her, That yogini seeing animals that live on a tree, Became joyous and told them, “Please tell me who you are? Please tell me why you have come here? How did you find out the way to this place? And also tell me how you will go from here?’’

Hearing that, the son of wind god, Saluted her nicely and told with humility, “ Please hear the entire story, And I would tell truth and only truth, In the earth there is a city called Ayodhya, In the Uthara Kosala region which is very good. There lived a king called Dasaratha, And he had four sons, Of them the eldest is Rama, Who is equal to Lord Narayana himself, And as per the orders of their father, He came to live In the forest along, With his brother and his wife Sita, Who is the daughter of Janaka, And there when they were living in a lonely place, The evil minded Rakshasa called Ten headed one, Stole and went away with his wife.

Rama as well his younger brother Lakshmana, Met Sugreeva the son of Sun God, When they were wandering in search of Rama’s wife, And they signed a treaty for each other’s benefit. And for that purpose Rama killed his elder brother, Bali and also gave the kingdom to Sugreeva. And as a return help to Rama, the monkey chief Sugreeva, Has sent monkeys in all directions, To search and find out Sita, To enquire in the southern direction, Hundred thousand monkeys were sent. We who became thirsty, searching for water, Without knowing entered this cave, As per the will of the great god. To be able to see you lady is our great luck, And we do not know who you are, And oh holy one, please tell us staraight about it.

Hearing that the Yogini told them, Speedily with a great smile, “Eat the ripened fruits and roots, Get satisfied by drinking the nectar, And come with a clear head to me, And then I will tell you about my history.” And hearing that they ate well, The fruits and roots and drank honey, And with a clear mind, they went near the lady, And stood there saluting her And that Yogini with a pretty smile, Started telling her story to Hanuman.

Hema the daughter of Viswa Karma was, A prettiest of the universe by her dance, Pleased Lord Shiva and due to that that god, Gave her this divine city and she, Lived like a celebration here for ten crore divine years, And I am her friend called Swayam Prabha, And I am the daughter of a Gandarwa, A devotee of Vishnu, who always sought for salvation.

After some time Hema entered the world of Brahma, And she told me who was having a pure body, You keep always doing meditation here, For not many animals come over here. In the Tretha Yuga Narayana who is lord Vishnu, Would be born as the son of Dasaratha, For lessening the burden of earth, And when that king is travelling, The wife of Rama would be stolen by, The very cruel Ravana, at that time.

For searching of that lady Janaki, Monkeys will come inside this cave, You treat them hospitably with love, And also help those monkeys and then, You go and salute God Rama, For that Lord of Raghu clan is himself Narayana, And if you pray to that divine one with devotion, You would get salvation, which is primeval and got by yogis.

So now I am speedily going to see God Rama, And before that I have to show you the proper way, And so all of you please close your eyes, And with a clear mind, all of them closed their eyes, And immediately they all reached to the forest, From where they had entered the cave, Wonder of wonders, They thought and started walking by the path.

Swayam Prabha Sthuthi

The prayer of Swayam Prabha

The Yogini left off living in the cave, And very fast reached in front of God of Yoga, Who was being served by Lakshmana and Sugreeva, And seeing the Lord of Lakshmi and after going round him, With great devotion, with a breaking voice and horripilation, Again and again saluted him and offered various types of prayers.

I am your slave, Oh Lord of Raghu clan, Oh great king, Oh Vasudeva, Oh Lord, Oh Rama, Oh treasure of mercy, I have come here to see you, Oh Lord who does not have an equal, Oh Lord of Lakshmi, I did penance for several thousands of years, By meditating on you for seeing you, The effect of my penance bore fruit today, Oh treasure of penance.

I salute you who is primeval, It is definite that nobody can understand you, Though you stay in and out of every being, You are divine and are not visible to any one, For you are living inside the screen of illusion, You are pervaded with illusion and have a human form, And you are one who cannot be understood by the ignorant, For you are the form of great wisdom.

You cannot be seen by those who are afraid of birth and death, You show the good way, you show the way of Vedantha, Those men who suffer due to the attachment, To son, wife, friend, wealth never chant your name Rama, Rama, Oh God make me chant your name “Rama, Rama”

The soul of Veda, The god who can have any desired form, Who does not have beginning or end, Who always, Acts in a similar way, the divine Purusha, Who else but you fully know about you? Your sports is to imitate human beings, And by thinking who can know about you,

Due to your illusion the ordinary people see you. Who has a divine form in various other forms, You who do not have even little birth or duty, Who is the pure entity due to circumstances, Are born as a deva, animal or man,, Carry out the duty of that form, Who can understand your great deeds of illusion, Oh God without defects, treasure of mercy, oh Lord.

You are the one born in this earth with peculiar, Form and also doing duties, Some people say that this is for the sake, Of your devotes so that they can hear, Daily your nectar like stories and get benefit, Some other people are saying that it, Is because of the great penance, Which was done by the king of Kosala, Some say it is due to great prayer of Kousalya, Some say it is for the sake of Sita’s luck, Some say that it is due to the request of Lord Brahma, For destroying the clans of the bad Rakshasas, That you were born as a human being, Definitely in this world, some say, That you were born as a son to the king, For reducing the burden of this earth, But the holy sages say that, You are born to protect the Dharma, And to destroy Adharma, in the clan, Of Lord Sun and also to kill all the enemies of devas, And to protect the devas and I do, Not know which of these is correct.

He who tells your story and He who hears it with respect, Definitely will cross the sea of birth and death, And he would be able to see your lotus feet, Since my nature is tied up by your great illusion, In what way will I be able to understand, Your divine form, and what words, Should I use to pray you?

Black, pretty holding a bow and arrow, Is Rama who is served by his brother, Is served by Sugreeva and other monkey chiefs, Is standing before me and I salute him now “ Salutations to Rama who is Rama Bhadra”, Telling like this Swayam prabha fell, At his feet telling auspicious greetings. Rama who can grant salvation was pleased, And told “ I have become happy due to your devotion, Please tell what you desire in your mind.” And hearing this she told, “Today I have realized all my desires.”

Wherever I live and whatever period I live, My devotion to you should be firm, And I should have good relations always, With all those who are devoted to your feet, And if by chance I happen to be in the company of vulgar people, I should chant “Rama, Rama”, in my mind, And my mind should get pleased with feet of Rama.

Let my mind be occupied always with, Raghava along with Sita and son of Sumithra, Wearing yellow cloth, holding bow and arrows, Wearing pretty crown, bangles, waist belt, Garland, gem studded fish like ear stud, Anklet and other ornaments of gold, Who has a shining form and, I do not want any other boon, And also let me not fall in bad company.

Hearing that, that God Rama with a pretty smile, Told her, oh great lady, let that happen to you, Lady, you please go to Badri asram, And there daily meditate on me, Leave out this body made of five elements, And you will definitely join with God, And that will bring to an end your sorrow of birth and death,” Hearing these nectar like words of Rama, She immediately went to Badari asram, And when she meditated there on god Rama, She joined the perennial feet of Narayana

Angadadadhikalude Samsayam

The doubt of Angadha and others.

When that group of monkeys were, Living in dense tree forest in search of Sita, Though many days had been past, Since they were not able to find the princess, Angadha after serious thought and sorrow, Told to those who were his friends.

“Since we went down inside the patala, We did not realize how many days went by, And it is definite that the month is approaching fast, And so far we have not been able to find Sita, And suppose without following the orders of the king. We return to the palace, then we, Would be killed, without any doubt. For orders of Sugreeva should not go waste.

Then without any doubt, he would kill me, Specially because I am the son of his enemy. What special affection he has in me. And I was initially saved by Rama, And when I return without doing Rama’s work, He also will not save my soul. That lord of monkeys has without shame, Living with his brother’s wife, Who is equivalent to his own mother, And so I would not go anywhere near him, And now I will die in this place.

Somehow all of you go” he said, And when he was crying the other monkeys, Who had equal sorrow, wiped their tears And immediately told in a friendly manner, “ No body should become as sad as you, Please know that we are there to protect you, We will go in to that cave that we visited today, And happily let all of us live there for long, For that is a town blessed with all types of luck, Which is a divine city equal to city of devas, And friend, there is no fear from anybody there, Son of Thara, we would go there without any delay.”

Hearing the words of the chiefs of monkeys, To Angadha, the diplomat, one who is an expert, In methodology and the son of wind god, Hugged Angadha and told him, “What a bad thought, this is not suitable, All of you please do not think of the black side, You are most dear to Rama, and he always, Thinks you in his mind as, my son of Thara, And there is great growing affection for you in his mind, And this is not known to anyone except me, And you are dearer than Lakshmana to him, And your ability is very much in his mind.”

There is no change ever in love, Would the colour of the gold change, Oh friend, therefore do not have at any time, Fear towards Rama, and the king of monkeys, Sugreeva, Is also a very good soul who does not have enmity towards any one, And so you should not have sorrow in your mind, Oh son of the son of Devendra, please hear.

I am also interested greatly in your welfare, Do not get influenced by the words of ignorant people, Tell me, did not the monkey group tell you, That to avoid problems, you have to live in a cave, Remember that there is nothing in the three worlds, That cannot be broken by the arrow of Rama, And so hearing the advice of ignorant people, You should not get in to wrong results.

When dangers come near us, The words of good people does not appear to shine. The belief in the bad people, The enmity towards good people, The hatred of devas, Brahmins, and duty our clan, The enmity that we keep on our relatives, Would increase and increase and would lead to destruction of the clan, And the responsibility would come on us.

I will tell you about the history, Which is kept hidden and is a very great secret, Remember that Lord Rama is not a human being, And is Lord Narayana the divine soul spread all over the world, The Goddess of illusion is the real wife of lord Vishnu. The one who attracts all the world and is Sita, Lakshmana is the serpent god who carries, The world on his head and is Adhi sesha, Who has a universal form and these, Were born in their human form in Ayodhya.

For destroying the Rakshasas and to, Protect all the three worlds, once Lord Brahma, Prayed and hence he was born as, A son of a king in the clan of the Sun God, That one served by Lord shiva, Janardhana, Madhava, The liver of Vaikunta, Mukunda, the divine merciful one, Took an incarnation as a human being, And we are the servants to help and serve him, And have taken the form of monkeys due to His order, And have taken birth in this world, Once we did great penance to the God, And saw and saluted and got the grace of Madhava, And he gave us the post of his assistants For us to serve him now and go and live in Vaikunta, And so understand that nothing needs to be delayed.

Hanuman told several auspicious, Words to Angadha like this, And consoled him and they immediately, Entered the Vindhya mountains, In search of Sita very speedily, They reached the banks of the southern sea, Which is very pretty and joyfully, Reached the Mahendra mountains.

Difficult to cross, very deep, fearsome, Difficult to reach for all the monkey group, And the son of the son of Indra and all others, Being afraid, became sad and sat there, And started thinking and thinking and murmured, To each other ”What can be done by us now, let us think”

After going to the cave, becoming very nervous, And getting afraid, one month passed by, We were not been able to see Sita, We were also not been able to, Find out the ten headed one any where, Sugreeva is a king who gives severe, Punishment and he would surely kill us, Compared to being killed by angry Sugreeva, Dying by ritual fast daily,is a way to salvation.” Deciding like this the monkey group, Spread Durba grass and all of them, Laid themselves on it thinking, That this is what has been decided by god.

Sampathi Vakyam

Words of Sampathi

At that time from a cave in Mahendra mountain, One hawk slowly started to go outside, And that very old chief of hawks, With a shape similar to the great mountain, Saw the monkeys who were lying down, And happily told that chief of the clan of hawks, “To me who does not have wings, God has given me lot of food and this indeed is lucky, I would eat the one who dies earlier and the next one and so on, And happily get contended myself.”

Hearing the words of the Hawk, the monkeys, Became scared and told among themselves. “This hawk king who is like a mountain, Would immediately eat all of us, We are going die for no purpose, We do not think that any of us can prevent this, We were not able to do anything useful, The only reason appears to be our fate, We were not able to do any job of Rama, And we were not able to help our master also, We must be very great sinners, To be without any use being killed by him.”

“The greatness of the very pure soul of Dharma, Jatayu, Cannot be described and told by us, To describe him is difficult, if we, See his blessings, who else can get them? He died for the sake of Rama’s work, And easily managed to merge with lotus feet of Rama, And though he is a bird, he got salvation, The blessing of he who rides the king of birds is wonderful.”

Sampathi hearing the words of monkeys, Asked them with a mind filled with joy, “Who has told these nectar to the ear, Like words mentioning name of Jatayu, Who are you all, what are you talking with each other, Come near me and do not be afraid of me.”

The grand son of Devendra heard that with love, And went before Sampathi and prayed, The lotus like feet of the lotus eyed one, And with great happiness told, “The son of Dasaratha belonging to the clan of the sun, The Lord Vishnu, Narayana, the lotus eyed Rama, Along with his brother Lakshmana, And Janaki who was really Lakshmi, Went inside forest for meditation, As per the order of his father.

The ten faced one who is a very bad one, Stole Sita and parting her from Lakshmana, And Rama, when the daughter of earth, Appealed for help, and then immediately, Jatayu stopped and fought with that Rakshasa, And troubled by that chief of birds, That Rakshasa using the real sword called Chandrahasa, Cut off his wings and at that time, The king of birds fell down on the floor.

That daughter of earth blessed him, That he would die only after seeing Rama, And then informing him and because of her grace, That king of the birds met Rama and told all news, And the lucky one got salvation at Rama’s feet.

Rama who belonged the clan of Sun God, Signed a treaty with son of Sun god, With fire as witness and killed Bali, And gave the kingdom to Sugreeva, And Sugreeva the king of all monkeys, Has send hundred thousand monkeys, On all four directions for searching, And finding out Lady Janaki.

We came towards the southern side, And we were not able to see the Rakshasa anywhere, If we do not return by thirty days, The monkey Lord will kill us instantly, Entering below the earth and searching, We are not able to know the time and hence, We decided that we would die lying on Durba grass, And by accident we found you now, Suppose you have known any news of Sita, Please tell us about that, and I have told you, Our true story which is like this, please know,”

Hearing the words of son of Thara, that Sampathi, With increasing sorrow told him, “Jatayu is my dear brother, I have, Parted with him long,long ago, I have not heard any news of, My brother for several thousand years, Please carry me and take me near water, So that I can perform the after death rites for him, And please help me perform those rites, And I would do you help by words.”

Then those monkeys carried him and, Kept him near the shore of the sea with respect, And He took bath in that water, offered salutations, To his dear younger brother with love, And those good monkey crowd, Took him and kept him in original place, And that comfortable Sampathi, Started telling them the news of Sita.

In the tall three mountain top, The city of Lanka exists and in the middle is the sea, There in the great forest of Asoka trees, Lady Sita is living in the middle of Rakshasis. There is a distance of hundred yojana to that place, And since I am a hawk, I am able to see it, He who has the ability to cross it, Would definitely bring back the daughter of earth.

I should kill him who has killed my brother, But Since I do not have wings, there is no way to do it, By effort you would be able to cross the sea, And later the best among the Raghu clan, Would kill Ravana within a second, And this is the only way to this, it is definite.”

The sea is hundred yojana broad, And with effort we have to get in to the city of Lanka, And there see Sita and tell her, And immediately jump back, Has to be done, let us discuss,” They started discussing this among themselves.

Sampathi then told the earlier story of his life, To the monkeys with love, “Me and Jatayu were brothers, Due to competitive mentality of our prowess, Wanting to test our speed and strength, We flew with great speed to the top, And reached the place of the sun, And suffered due to the rays of the sun, And immediately my younger brother caught fire, And to save him under my wings, I covered him, And made him go behind me. And my wings got lit and I fell on the earth, And he fell along with his two wings, And it is true that the only protection of a bird is its wings.

I feel at the top of the Vindhya mountains, And I lay there blind for three days, Due to the little life, when I woke up, I saw that both my wings were burnt. Greatly sacred, without knowing the places, With a completely confused mind, dragging myself, I reached the holy hermitage of, A saint who use to do meditation at night, Due to the holy deeds done earlier. The great sage saw me and told me, Due to recognizing me from earlier meeting.

“Why Sampathi, why have you come disfigured, What is the reason for it, who is responsible for it? Why this burning to you, who is very strong, Please tell me “ and hearing that, I told all my story completely without, Leaving a single incident and with folded hands asked him, “Oh treasure of mercy, my wings have been burnt, Please tell me any method to eke out my life, Be pleased to tell me this.”

Hearing that, that great sage laughed, And later mercifully he told, “I will tell you the truth as it is, You carry it out in a way you can, Understand that this sorrow is due to the body, When we think of the body, it would be affected by Karma, Due to the feeling of me inside the body, And due to desire we do the acts done by us.”

From the illusion called negative wisdom Is born the thing that is called pride(egoism?), And it exists along with the shadow of existence. Like a red hot piece of burning iron, By merging itself with the body, It exists as the body with action, And we would start thinking that “I am the body”, And have a feeling that I am responsible for all actions, Thinking like this, every living thing, Does duties and gets tied up by the fruits from it, Deceiving one self and gets involved in, Birth, death, pleasure in life, sorrows, And completely forgets anything about the divine soul.

Going up or going down but startled, The one who searches for his own good deeds and sins, “I did lots of good deeds which merit rewards, As per the money I have, I did sacrifices and gave charities, And I want to go to heaven and live there happily, He thinks and decides on this course, But death comes to him when he is living happily, And his head will fall down on earth,

“When the good deeds are completely used up, He falls on the moon and from there along with snow, He falls on the earth and becomes different grains, And lives in that form for some time, And then the grains are eaten by man, Which would form in to four types of food, And one of them would become the seed, And would enter the vagina of woman.”

That seed would mix with the blood of Vagina, Any by itself would be coated with an outer covering, Within a day it would mix and would become a foetus, And after that slowly within five nights, It takes a form of a bubble and with five days It would slowly get flesh and muscles, And in another fortnight again slowly, It would have a body where blood is circulated, And it would also get the organs, Progressively in another twenty five days, And in another three months joints would be formed, And get every organ in a progressive manner, And the magic of fingers would happen in the fourth month.

The teeth, nails and private organs and also, The nose, ear and the eyes would form in fifth month, In the sixth month, with great deal of accuracy, The hole of the ear would be formed,’ In the seventh month the penis, vagina, Belly button, anus hole would be formed, And in the eighth month immediately, The hair on the head and body would, Be formed and the body would become strong.

In the ninth month the foetus will grow daily, And the hand and feet will develop movements, From the fifth month consciousness will develop, And increase day by day by the food that, Goes in to it through the little hole, At the joining of umbilical chord, And the foetus inside the womb would grow, And death will not come to it by strength of Karma.

The previous birth and the passions are true, And thinking and thinking of these, And suffering due to the heat of the fire in the stomach, The foetus Started thinking the reasons for that.

We suffered our karma being born in million vaginas, And many billions of billions relationships, With son, wife, wealth and relations have been passed, Due to the attachment to looking after the family, I earned money by very many unjust means, And also never ever thought of Lord Vishnu, Had I never chanted even once “Krishna, Krishna”, And my suffering is because of the result of that, Lying in this place at this time. Once I get out from this womb with strength, I would not do any bad actions, And would do only all good actions, And I would not chant at any time, Any other name except that of Narayana.

Like this that living thing thought, And started praying God with devotion, And after ten months, due to pressure of fate, With great sorrow, it takes birth and falls down on earth, Through the vagina by the force of the wind of birth with great pain.

Though you are being looked after by mother and father, There is no option for suffering the sorrow of childhood, Similar is the pain in youth and that in old age, Thinking about it all these are difficult to tolerate, Why did I describe in detail all these, Which have been initiated by your own self Due to the feeling, “I am body” which is a great illusion, The pleasure and sorrow come in this world, For the sorrow of living in the womb, and the, Birth and death of all beings, the root is the body.

Much above this micro and macro body, Is the divine soul and so, Leave out me and mine in body and others, And wipe out attachment and live as the expert of divine, Pure, always peaceful, non decaying to the beings, Wise, divine Brhamam, joyful with no two to it, Truth, primeval, perennial and without any comparison, Only philosophy, divine, without characters, undivided, Pervaded with divinity, present in all souls and God, Achyutha, pervading all over universe and permanent, And that which frees you from illusion, and at the time, When you know this, the ignorance Due to illusion will disappear to all And so live in this world suiting yourself to the, Debt load of Karma and live truthfully, my friend.

I will also tell you one more advice, Do not have even little sorrow in your mind. In the Tretha yuga Lord Vishnu would, Be born in earth as the son of Dasaratha, For killing all Rakshasa and with love, To give salvation to his devotees, And when he is living in Dandaka forest, The angry ten faced Ravana, Would come when, the learned Rama and Lakshmanawere away, And would steal Sita who was born out of a lotus due to a danger to him.

When that lotus eyed one is kept in Lanka, A group of monkeys deputed by the king of monkeys, Searching for her would come to the banks of the southern sea, And there these monkeys will meet you, Due to some reason or other without any doubt, And then you please tell them, The place where she is kept and by mercy, You would develop new wings at that time, And there is no doubt about this.

That sage who was earlier one who makes night, Told and made me understand these. Please see that new wings have grown up, What a great wonder, good and very good, The words of great and pure sages, Would always turn to be true, If we think about the greatness of, The nectar like story of Rama, Nobody would understand it fully.

I am not able to think in my mind about anything, Comparable to the nectar like name of Rama, Good things should again and again happen to you, Let you be able to find the lady of auspicious build, If you put in great efforts, even today, You will be able to cross the sea without any doubt. By meditating on the name of Rama, all people, Cross the ocean of birth and death in domestic life, For you who are going in search of the wife of Rama, Since you are devotees of Rama, there would, Never be any type of problem or pain to cross the sea.” Saying this the very huge Sampathi, Flew and disappeared in the sky.

Samudhra langana chintha

Thought of crossing the sea.

Later the chiefs of monkeys with great eagerness, Started talking with each other, The collection of monkeys saw in front of them the sea Which was Terrible, fearful, full of groups of crocodiles, And said, “How can we cross this sea for, We are not even able to see the other shore, Why should we think and worry about an impossible, Things and then die, Oh monkey friends.”

Angadha the son of the son of Devendra, Told the monkey chiefs, “All of you are heroes with great speed and strength, And have lot of strength and valour, One among you should come and tell me, “I am capable for doing this job, And can firmly save the lives of all of us, And I am also capable of removing the great sorrow, Of Sugreeva, Rama and Lakshmana, And also protecting them all.”

Hearing what Angadha told them, All of them were seeing each other, And did not speak out,then Angadha, Again told the monkeys,, “Estimate your strength in your mind, And tell with preparation about yourselves.”

I can jump a distance of ten yojanas, I can jump twenty yojanas, one monkey told, Another told I can jump thirty yojanas, And another said I can manage forty, Fifty, sixty, seventy,another one said, I can jump eighty, without pain, I can jump ninety but the sea, Is one hundred yojanas broad.

Among all the people whom we see here, No one can cross this sea, definitely, oh monkey heros, Once upon a time Lord Trivikrama hiding his form measured, All the three worlds by his three steps, And as a young one then, I played a big drum, And went round him twenty one times, And today being caught in the grasp of old age, I do not have the speed to cross this salt ocean, I went round twenty one times Lord Vishnu, Within ten seconds and when we think about it, The sports of god who has the form of time, Is very greatly wonderful.

When the son of Lord Brahma told like this, The grand son of Devendra said, “ I can definitely jump to there, But It would be difficult for me to jump back. May be all other people do not have ability to do it.” Even if you have the capability to do this, Your assistants will not allow you to do it, And that would mean one of them has the capability, And if none of them have the ability, Then it would be better for us to, Observe fast as a penance and die,”

After son of Thara told like this, The son of Brahma told as follows, “Why is it the son of wind God is silent, Thinking and thinking and not telling anything, Should he sit like this without any zest? I am not finding any one except you, For you were once in the womb of Parvathi, And are you not the seed of Lord Parameswara.

Later you became the son of wind god, And you are equal in speed and strength to him, And later you were born as son to, Anjana and Kesari, the monkey chief, Who killed an elephant to get out of pain. You have more of pious character, And I know that as soon as Anjana gave birth to you, You jumped five hundred yojanas to the top.

At the time when the Son god was rising, Seeing the entire area as extremely red, Thinking that it is ripe, when you were, Approaching to eat it, you fell, Due to the hit of Vajrayudha of Indra, And then the sad wind god took you, And hid himself in the Patala, And then the divine trinity, Along with thirty three crores, Of devas, and the sages like Narada, Came before you and blessed you, That you will not die even when the world is ending, And even when the deluge comes you would not die, And definitely there is no change to this. And the lords of The Veda told, He would be known as Hanuman.

Since the vajrayudha broke your collar bone(Hanu), Did you forget all these stories in your mind. Did not Rama give to you specially, The ring, please think, why he gave it? Nobody in this world would be capable Of describing your strength valour and speed.

As soon as the son of Brahma told this, The son of wind god got up greatly pleased, And with pride made a roar of a lion, By which the entire universe shook, And like God Vamana he started growing, And became like a mountain and told.

I will cross the ocean and then, And within a second turn the city of Lanka in to ashes, And completely destroy Ravana with his clan, And would bring Lady Sita with me, Otherwise I will imprison the ten headed one, And carry him in my left hand, And also carry city of Lanka with its three mountains, In my right hand, bring them here, And keep them at the feet of Rama and salute him. Because I am having the ring of Rama with me.

Hearing the words of Hanuman, The son of Brahma, With increasing happiness told again, You see the lady Sita and then come back, You can oppose Ravana later, Rama will kill the ten headed one, And at that time you can show your valour, To you who is travelling through the sky, Let not any problems come, Let auspiciousness come to you, As the wind god also would be near you, Because you are going for doing a job to Rama.”

With a words of blessing that clan of monkeys, Gave him permission to go and, He speedily climbed up the Mahendra mountain, And he appeared like a Garuda(eagle) there.

The parrot which told like this, Sat with great happiness at that time.

Ithya Adhyathma Ramayane Uma Maheswara samvadhe, Kishkinda kandam samaptham Thus ends the chapter on Kishkinda‘ which occurs in discussion between Shiva and Parvathi from the Adhyathma Ramayana.

Notes

  1. Stones from Gandagi river, Nepal
  2. Mixture of curd, ghee, water, honey and sugar
  3. The sacred fire maintained by the householder
  4. The offering made to God