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Kanden Kanden Kanden Seethayai
By Arunachala Kavi Rayar
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Kanden, Kanden Sithayai Kanden, Raghava
I saw, I Saw, I saw Sita, Oh Raghava.
Andarum kaanatha Lanka puriyile
Aravinda Vedhavai tara vandha Mathavai
In the city of Lanka, which not even the devas have seen,
I saw mother, who was given by Goddess Saraswathi.
Panikkala Varijam pola niram poosi,
Pakal oru yugamaga kazhithale Preyasi,
Ninaithu ange Ravanan annal vara,
Che che nillada endru yesi,
Thanithu than uyir thannai thaan vida Maharasi,
Saarum podhe naanum samyam ithe vaasi,
Ini thaamatham seyyal agathu yendru idar pesi,
Rama Rama, Rama, Rama yenru ethir pesi.
Looking the like colour of the lotus in the winter
Spend that day like an aeon, that lovely one,
At that thinking thinking of her when Ravana came there,
She chided him saying "Che, Che",
And when the great lady was about to give away her life herself,
I concluded that it is not proper to delay further,
And went on telling her "Rama, Rama, Rama, Rama, Rama".