Kishkinda Kandam

22. Vali's Death

[Vali wakes up briefly, gives his golden necklace to Sugreeva, requests him to take care of Angadha and then Asks Angadha to behave like an adult and help Sugreeva. Then he breaths his last.]

Vali was slowly sighing at that time and was feeble and was taking tortured breaths and he saw in front of him Sugreeva as well as his son. 22.1

The Lord of monkeys Vali called Sugreeva who has obtained victory and clearly told him in a loving manner. 22.2

"Oh Sugreeva, please ignore the harm done to you by me due to mistake and due to fate pulling me with force." 22.3

"Oh Lad, it appears that we are not fated to have happiness simultaneously, though we have mutual bondage of love as brothers." 22.4

"Now itself please receive this kingdom of the forest people as as I am now going to the land of Vivaswan [God of death]." 22.5

"I am soon leaving this life, vast kingdom, wealth and the greatly coveted reputation." 22.6

"Oh warrior, In this circumstance, please do what I tell you to do, and Oh king though it is unpleasant as it needs to be done." 22.7

"Please see this child Angadha who is not childish, who merits a pleasant life, who was raised in pleasurable way, who is lying on the ground with eyes filled with tears." 22.8

"He is a son dearer to me than my soul and is separated from me and so please take care of him like your own son without depriving him of anything." 22.9

"Oh Lord of the monkeys, from now on you are provider and defender and also protector from fear for all time to come." 22.10

"This gentle son of Tara who is equal to you in valour will remain in the forefront in killing of the Rakshasas." 22.11

"This lad Angadha who is the son of Tara, who is mighty, strong and valorous in war would do acts matching these qualities." 22.12

"Tara who is the daughter of Sushena would be of great help in deciding about subtle matters, in foreseeing dangers as well as in crisis management." 22.13

"Please do without hesitation any act that she considers as proper as always her opinion never goes wrong." 22.14

"Please carry out the work Raghava without any hesitation and if you do not do it, you would be going against Dharma and if it is neglected he would torture you." 22.15

"Oh Sugreeva, wear this golden necklace of mine which is great and home of Goddess Lakshmi, as it will, loose its properties after I am dead." 22.16

Sugreeva who heard these words of Vali spoken with brotherly affection, gave up pleasure and became miserable and looked like moon affected by Rahu. 22.17

By the words of Vali, he became peaceful, left his laziness and took the golden necklace with his brother's permission and put it on." 22.18

After giving the golden necklace, he saw his son who was standing and with feeling that he is nearing his death, he spoke to him. 22.19

"Understanding the time and place and tolerating likes and dislikes in times of pleasure and sorrow submit yourself to the will of Sugreeva." 22.20

"Oh long armed Angadha, I brought you up with lot of fondling and you should not move the same way with Sugreeva but respect him." 22.21

"Oh destroyer of enemies, do not go with friends who are enemies of Sugreeva. Be self restrained and serve his interests and be under the control of Sugreeva." 22.22

"Do not get over attached with any act and do not dislike any act as both of them are serious lapses and so become intermediate in attachment to actions." 22.23

He who was suffering due to the arrow told this much and then he rolled his eyes and his mouth opened showing his teeth and he lost his life. 22.24

Then all those monkeys and lords of monkeys cried at the death of the very great lord of monkeys. 22.25

Because the Lord of the monkeys had gone to heaven, Kishkinda looked desolate, the gardens, mountains and forests looked empty and all monkeys dull due to the death of the tiger among monkeys. 22.26

Due to his speed of movement, forests and gardens used to be joined together with heavy flow of flowers. Who can now do it? 22.27

Vali had engaged in a great battle once with a great Gandharwa called Golabha who was greatly valorous and this battle went on for fifteen years, without the battle stopping at night or day. 22.28-22.29

"And on the sixteenth year Golabha was killed and by killing that evil minded one using his zigzag teeth, Vali gave protection to all of us and how was he killed?" 22.30

When the greatly valorous monkey chief was killed, all the monkeys lost their peace of mind like the cows, whose leader was killed in a great forest full of lions. 22.31

Then that Tara who was sunk in the ocean of sorrow, looking at the face of her dead husband clung to Vali like a climber clings to a huge tree in the forest." 22.32

This is the end of Twenty Second Sarga of Kishkinda Kanda which occurs in Holy Ramayana composed by Valmiki as the First Epic.

23. Tara Laments

[The sorrowing Tara wails about her husband who is dead. Nila pulls out the arrow from the chest of Vali.]

Then Tara took her face near her husband's face whiffed it and she started talking to her world famous husband who was already dead. 23.1

"Oh hero, Without bothering about my words, you are lying on hard, uneven and rough ground on earth which is very painful." 23.2

"Oh king of monkeys, it seems to me that you love the earth more than me, for you are embracing earth and not talking to me." 23.3

"Oh lover of adventures, you have moved into the possession of Sugreeva, due to the clutches of fate and Sugreeva only has won. Is it fated to happen this way?" 23.4

"The leaders of monkeys and bears of your army are standing near by. They are crying loudly and Angadha too is sorrowing and you must also be hearing my words. Why are you not getting up?" 23.5

"In other battles you have killed enemies and made them lie here and you are now lying there where people have reclined earlier." 23.6

"Oh dear You were born in clan of truthful and pure people and you were lover of battles and Oh lord, you have left me as an orphan and gone away." 23.7

"A wise man would not offer his daughter to a warrior as a wife and now seeing you dead I have become a widow." 23.8

"My self respect has been shattered and my permanent aim is shattered and I have drowned very deep in the ocean of sorrow." 23.9

"My hard heart must have been made of stone as it is not breaking in to hundred pieces after seeing the death of my husband." 23.10

"He is my friend and husband and is naturally dear to me and that brave and valiant one has attained death in a battle." 23.11

"A lady without a husband, even if she is mother of sons and has plenty of wealth and grains, still she is called a widow by wise men 23.12

"Oh valorous one, you are lying on the blood which has flown out of your shining body, it looks like you are lying on a crimson coloured bed in your own bed room." 23.13

"Oh bull among monkeys, your body is fully covered with dust and blood and I am not in a position to embrace you." 23.14

"Today Sugreeva is happy that he has got what he wants in your very horrible enmity with him and feeling that his fear was dispelled by one arrow of Rama." 23.15

"Due to the arrow piercing your heart, I am refraining from touching you and I am only seeing you, who has gone to heaven." 23.16

Then Nila pulled out with great difficult the arrow that had gone in to his body and it was like pulling out a shining serpent which has gone deep in to the cave. 23.17

When that shining arrow was being pulled out it liked like the ray of the sun who has gone beyond the western mountain. 23.18

From that that flowed blood wetting all parts of his body and it appeared like the water mixed with copper ore was flowing off the mountains. 23.19

When Tara was wiping the body of her husband covered with dust, the tears flowing from her eyes drenched the valiant one hit by an arrow. 23.20

Seeing her fallen down husband covered all over with blood, that lady spoke to her son, the tawny eyed Angadha. 23.21

"Oh son, see this very pitiable state of your father who has reached death, which has been caused by a sinful deed which led to the enmity." 23.22

"Oh son salute your father who had great self respect and now is dead and that King who looks like a rising sun has now gone to the abode of Yama." 23.23

When he was addressed this way, Angadha got up, with his strong and rounded shoulders held the feet of his father and said, "I am Angadha," 23.24

Then Tara told, "When your son Angadha is saluting you why are you not blessing him like earlier and say "Oh son live long." 23.25

"I along with my son would serve you, who has lost his conscience like a cow and calf would attend on a mighty bull killed by a lion." 23.26

"In the Yagna of war, you have taken your bath in the water called Rama's arrow and how it that you took the bath without me in this end of Yagna bath.," 23.27

"Why am I not able to see on your chest the golden necklace given to you by the very pleased king of devas?" 23.28

"The luster of kingship has not gone out of you even after death, just like the luster of the sun of early morning does not leave the mountain." 23.29

"You did not obey my words nor did I had the strength to prevent you and when you died in the war, me and my son also have been killed and along with the auspicious luster has gone out of me." 23.30

This is the end of Twenty Third Sarga of Kishkinda Kanda which occurs in Holy Ramayana composed by Valmiki as the First Epic.

24. Rama Consoles Tara

[Sugreeva now realizes the bad act act he has done. He tells Rama that he would enter the pyre with Vali and other monkeys would search for Sita. Tara requests Rama to kill her and send her to heaven. Rama consoles Tara.]

Seeing Tara who by the shedding of her tears was drowned in a great sea of sorrow, the mighty younger brother of Vali, regretted killing his matchless brother. 24.1

After seeing with a tear filled face, Tara for a moment, Sugreeva the highly sensitive person became greatly depressed and pained and he along with his attendants slowly reached near Rama. 24.2

He went near the famous Raghava who was standing holding a bow, holding an arrow which was as powerful as a poisonous serpent and who has auspicious bodily features and told. 24.3

"Oh King, as per your promise you have done and you have seen the result but oh son of the king, I am not interested in pleasures and I have lost interest in living." 24.4

"When the queen is deeply crying and the entire army is wailing and are burning due to sorrow and when my elder brother is no more and when the survival of Angadha is doubtful, Oh Rama, I would not enjoy this kingdom." 24.5

"Earlier due to anger, intolerance, being subjected to violence earlier the death of my brother was agreeable to me but now oh son of Ikshuvaku clan, after his death I am greatly pained." 24.6

"Now I think it would have been better for me and my attendants to have continued living on Rishyamooka mountain, somehow living there, looking after our own affairs which would have been better than killing my brother and attaining heaven." 24.7

"When that great soul and intelligent one told, "I will not kill you in this place and so go away", those words were fitting to his nobility and my word, "Oh Rama, please kill him", are befitting me who is an irrational monkey." 24.8

"Oh Rama, Oh brave one, how can one brother take pleasure in killing the brother with great character and I am now thinking about the sorrow caused by death of a king, though I too am one who is given to desires?" 24.9

"Killing me was not the intention of my brother as it violated his Dharma but all I wanted was to take his life violating my own Dharma." 24.10

He punished me for a small time with a branch of a tree but he immediately consoled me by saying, "Do not do it again." 24.11

"He always protected Dharma, feeling of being a gentleman and the feeling of brotherhood but I only exhibited anger, passion and my monkey like qualities." 24.12

"I have earned the sin of killing my brother similar to Indra acquiring sin by killing of son of Twashta, which is unimaginable, avoidable, undesirable and unsightly." 24.13

"The sin of Indra is borne by earth, water trees and women and who will bear the sin committed by this tree animal." 24.14
"Having got done the Job by Raghava which is against Dharma and which will lead to the extermination of the clan, I do not deserve to be honoured by people and made a Yuvaraja and so how can be made a king?" 24.15

"As a sinner I should be condemned for the mean act which is harmful to the world and because of that a great sorrow is rushing towards me, like the rain water rushing to low lying areas." 24.16

"The sin of killing of my brother is the hind part of an elephant along with tail, and the agony that I caused to my brother has become its eyes, head and tusk and this berserk elephant is striking me hard like the waters of a ferocious river strikes its bank." 24.17

"Oh best of kings, Raghava, how bad is my sinful behaviour which has come out of the good behaviour which rests in my heart, like the dirt surfacing out of gold when it is heated in the fire." 24.18

"Oh Raghava, due to me this clan of very strong monkeys including me and Angadha are suffering due to sorrow and all of us feel as if we are all half dead." 24.19

"Oh valiant one, It is not difficult for us to get an easy going and easy to deal with son, but where we can we get a son like Angadha and where in the world can we get a brother like Bali, who will be approachable." 24.20

"Oh best of the valorous ones, if Angadha does not live, Tara who is living only to bring him up, without a son would be miserable and I am sure, she will not live further." 24.21

"And so I would like to enter the greatly raging bright fire along with my brother as well as Angadha and since I want to honour the treaty these great monkeys would as per your command search for Sita." 24.22

"Oh son of a king, even though I am dead your entire mission would be achieved and Oh Rama, I who have led to the destruction of my clan should not live and so please permit me to carry out my determination." 24.23

The chief of Raghu clan heard these anguished words of the younger brother of Vali and slayer of warriors and shed tears and for a moment Rama was perturbed. 24.24

At that moment the one who has patience like earth and the protector of earth, saw Tara who was weeping with sorrow and drowned in sorrow and keenly proceeded towards her." 24.25

That pretty eyed one who was intelligent was embracing her monkey lion husband who was lying on the floor and the important ministers started to make that wife of a monkey king to stand up. 24.26

Tara who was struggling to embrace was taken away from the presence of her husband and saw Rama with a sun like luster and holding his bows and arrows. 24.27

Seeing him who was endowed with signs of royalty, pretty eyes, eyes like that of a deer and whom she has never seen before, she understand that leader of men was the son of Kakustha clan. 24.28

She who was drowned in sorrow and greatly pained and greatly shaken up, went to the proximity of that great man who was equal to Indra and was unapproachable to his enemies. 24.29

That Tara who was having the look of one greatly agitated by sorrow and who had great self respect went near Rama who was pure and who had achieved his aim in the battle and spoke. 24.30

"You are incomparable, difficult to approach, self controlled, best among people who practice Dharma, one with non reducing fame, one who has high sense of discrimination, one who has tolerance like earth and one with red eyes." 24.31

"You have a model body like a magnificent human being and one who holds bow and arrows in his hand, very strong and one who have assumed divine looks." 24.32

"You have killed my husband with one arrow and please kill me with the same one arrow and I would be then able to go with him, since he does not enjoy life without me." 24.33

"When that pure one with eyes like lotus petals reaches heaven, he would look around and being not able to see me, he would not make love to the tall Apsaras who wear red coloured amazing dresses." 24.34

"The valorous Vali would not find happiness in heaven without me like you are not able to find it without the pretty damsel of Videha though you are in the very pleasant stretches of the great Rishyamooka mountain." 24.35

"Oh Lad, you very well realize the sorrow that a virile man gets in to, without his woman and let not Vali suffer with that and you please kill me." 24.36

"If you who are a great soul feel that killing of a lady is sin, this will not happen to you as I am to be considered as his soul and so the sin of killing a woman will not get attached to you." 24.37

"In implementing scriptures also the Vedas mention in various places, that woman is an inseparable part of her husband and indeed his soul and great people say that no deed is greater than restoring wife to her husband and so you are not committing a sin." 24.38

"Oh Valorous one, if you give back me to my husband that would be according to Dharma and killing me would not be a sin because you would only be giving a present to my husband." 24.39

"I am in a painful state, orphan and greatly distracted and it is not proper for you not to kill me and I would not be able to live without him who has a gait of a proud elephant, who was a bull among monkeys, who was wise, who is adorned with the blessed golden necklace, for a long time." When Tara spoke this way the great Lord consoled Tara and told her. 24.40-24.41

"Oh wife of a valorous one, leave out these bad thoughts.. The creator has already fixed all that has to happen including your sorrows and pleasures also. and after this the creator told all beings." 24.42

"All the three worlds would be ruled by fate and no body can go against it. You would have a great appeasement as your son would be crowned as Yuvaraja as this has been destined by the creator. Wives of warriors do not wail." 24.43

After Raghava, the scorcher of enemies consoled her powerfully that wife of warrior stopped having a face producing sound and that well decorated Tara relaxed. 24.44

This is the end of Twenty Fourth Sarga of Kishkinda Kanda which occurs in Holy Ramayana composed by Valmiki as the First Epic.

25. Vali's Cremation

[Rama consoles Sugreeva and requests him to make arrangements for the cremation of Vali. Tara and his other wives accompany the body of Vali. The body is cremated by lighting the fire by Angadha. Water ablations are offered to him.]

Though Rama and Lakshmana were being equally disturbed, Rama spoke consoling Sugreeva, Tara and Angadha. 25.1

"Being filled with grief does not bring fame to the dead and we have to now start doing what needs to be done after this." 25.2

"You have to adopt worldly practices and stop shedding tears as after a lapse of time this little activity should not be carried forward." 25.3

"Fate is the cause of everything in the world, fate is the instrument of all actions and fate is the reason of doing different duties in this world." 25.4

"No one motivates others to do any action including God and the world acts according to its nature and time is the ultimate cause." 25.5

"Time does not change fate, time will not go against fate and the nature of anything cannot be changed by time." 25.6

"Fate does not have relationship or does not cause valour or cause the relation with friends, clan members and relatives because fate is not under our control." 25.7

"However a good person with clarity can visualize the effects of fate and the effect of Dharma, Artha and Kama are accumulated over time." 25.8

"The king of monkeys has attained his nature of the subtle soul as a result of his actions along with the combination of Dharma, Artha and Kama." 25.9

"That great soul who did not protect his life and by virtue of cumulated effect of Dharma, Artha and Kama has won the heaven and has been accepted there." 25.10

"The very great state attained by the lord of the monkeys is an excellent one and so there is no need for further regret and the proper time has come to do what needs to be done." 25.11

After Rama finished his talk, Lakshmana the great hero seeing that Sugreeva has lost his consciousness told. 25.12

"Oh Sugreeva, now please do the funeral rites to the body along with Tara and Angadha and cremate it." 25.13

"Now please collect large quantity of dried wood and also divine logs of sandalwood, for the cremation of Vali." 25.14

"Please console Angadha who is in a pitiable state and do not behave childishly as the city is under your control." 25.15
"Let Angadha collect various types of garlands and apparels, ghee, scented oil, which is required to be collected." 25.16

"Oh Tara, go quickly and arrange for a palanquin of the dead which can move quickly, fastened with ropes and which is suitable to this occasion." 25.17

"Let capable and strong monkeys who can carry the palanquin be got ready so that they can carry Vali to the pyre." 25.18

Lakshmana who increased the joy of Sumithra and the slayer of his enemies after saying this waited near his brother. 25.19

Tara who was with a disturbed mind after hearing Lakshmana entered quickly in to the cave [city] so that the Palanquin can be arranged. 25.20

Bringing the Palanquin which was got ready along with monkeys who carry it, Tara returned back. 25.21

A marvelous palanquin endowed with a splendid seat, moving swiftly like a chariot covered with colorful pictures of birds and trees on every side of it; like the sky -chariot of saints fitted with mesh windows fixed in appropriate way designed by Visvakarma; with artificially made small caverns and grottos made out of wood; embellished beautifully with wooden mountains decorated with the choicest of ornaments; beautified with garlands, furbished with red sandal paste and decorated with red scented flowers and red lotus garlands resembling the rising Sun was brought. 25.22-25.26

Then Sugreeva along with Angadha, crying bitterly, lifted the body of Vali and placed it on the palanquin. 25.27

That Vali's body which had lost its soul was placed on the Palanquin which was decorated with many ornaments, cloths and garlands. 25.28

The Lord and king of the monkeys Sugreeva then ordered "Let the funeral rites for the noble one be conducted in a fitting manner." 25.29

"Let large number of many types of gems be scattered by monkeys marching in the front, which should be followed by the Palanquin." 25.30

"Let the monkeys carry out the funeral rites of our lord in an opulent way with special kinds of wealth Like done for the kings who have ruled this world." 25.31

When Vali was being carried for performing the funeral, Tara, Angadha, the relatives of the dead one and other monkeys crying walked behind that. 25.32

Then all the monkey ladies, who were under the control of Vali, crying "Oh Valorous one, Oh valorous one" again and again, followed them. 25.33

The chief of monkey troops followed Tara and other monkey ladies crying in a pathetic voice about their husband followed. 25.34

By the sound of the cries of the monkey ladies inside the forest, all the mountains and forests appeared as if they were mourning. 25.35

Then those sorrowing monkeys prepared the funeral pyre on the sandbank surrounded by water in a mountain river which was in a solitary place. 25.36

Then the carriers of the Palanquin brought it to that place and brought it down on earth from their shoulders in that solitary place and were waiting. 25.37

Then Tara seeing her husband on the palanquin, placed her head on his lap and that very sad one cried. 25.38

"Oh Monkey, Oh king, Oh my dear husband, Oh greatly respected one, Oh Very strong one, Oh my darling, please see me. Why are you not seeing this person who is suffering from sorrow?" 25.39-25.40

"Oh king with self respect, your face is appearing happy, even though you are dead and it has the colour of the setting sun, which was the colour, when you were alive also." 25.41

"Oh monkey you were dragged away by Rama who came in the form of god of death, who turned all of us as widows by one arrow in the forest." 25.42

"Oh great king, all these monkey women, all of whom are your wives and who are dear to you, have come on foot walking this long distance,. Do you know about it?" 25.43

"Oh king of monkeys, they are all your moon faced wives who are your favorites. And now why are you not looking at Sugreeva?" 25.44

"Oh king, all your ministers, Tara and others and those people of your city are sitting surrounding you, Oh sinless one." 25.45

"Oh Conqueror of enemies, send away all these monkeys in a proper way and then we both will play with passion in this forest." 25.46

Then That Tara who was crying like this due to her being drowned in sorrow due to the death of her husband was made to get up by other Monkey ladies who themselves were sad. 25.47

Then helped by Sugreeva, Angadha who was wailing placed his father on the pyre, with senses numbed by sorrow. 25.48

Then with very disturbed senses as per rule he offered fire to his father who had gone for a journey to a long distance, went round him in an anti clockwise manner, with his sacred thread hanging on his right shoulder." 25.49

All the monkeys after cremating Vali as per religious law went to the river for offering water ablations with the pure water of the river. 25.50

Then all of them keeping Angadha in front along with Sugreeva and Angadha offered water to Vali. 25.51

The mighty son of Kakustha family was equally sad and pitiable as Sugreeva, directed the funeral rites. 25.52

After setting fire to Vali who was a hero of great prowess who was killed openly by a great arrow of Rama, Sugreeva glowing like a blazing fire approached Rama who was along with Lakshmana. 25.53

This is the end of Twenty Fifth Sarga of Kishkinda Kanda which occurs in Holy Ramayana composed by Valmiki as the First Epic.

26. Sugreeva Crowned

[When Hanuman suggests that Sugreeva should be crowned, Rama says he cannot enter the city as per his father's words. He instructs Sugreeva to crown Angadha as Yuvaraja. The coronation takes place inside the city. Rama and Lakshmana retire to the cave to wait for the rainy season to get over.]

Then all those monkeys surrounded Sugreeva who was greatly sorrowing and who were ready to serve him. 26.1

And all those monkeys went and stood before greatly strong Rama, who does not cause problem to others with folded hands in salutation like sages standing before Lords Brahma. 26.2

Hanuman the son of wind God who was like a golden mountain and who has face like the rising sun with saluted hands told. 26.3

"Due to your grace, Sugreeva got the kingdom of his ancestors which was difficult for monkeys to obtain." 26.4

"With your permission Sugreeva has to enter the city, then take bath in scented waters made with herbs as per rules and he will be helped to do his duties by all his friends." 26.5-26.6

"He will then specially worship you with gems and garlands and then you should come in to the mountain cave and you should establish good relation with the king and please all monkeys." 26.7

Then the slayer of enemies Rama who is wise and expert in speech, after hearing what was told by Hanuman replied. 26.8

"Oh gentle Hanuman, for fourteen years I will not enter in to a city or village as per the order of my father." 26.9

"The great monkey Sugreeva would enter the highly prosperous and pretty cave [Kishkinda] and as per proper ritual should be crowned as king of kingdom." 26.10

After saying like this, Rama told Sugreeva who was greatly strong, disciplined, and knowledgeable." 26.11

"Oh valorous one, now you consecrate Angadha as the Yuvaraja, who is your elder brother's son, who is noble and similar to you in valour and this Angadha is a noble person fit to be Yuvaraja." 26.12-26.13

"Oh gentle one, the four months known as rainy season has commenced and in this first month of Sravana, water has started pouring down." 26.14

"oh gentle one, this is not a suitable time for doing any activity and so you enter the city and I along with Lakshmana would stay on the mountain." 26.15

"This mountain cave is pretty, very wide, has proper wind, abundant water supply and is full of day and night lotus flowers." 26.16

"When the month of Karthika sets in, you may try to kill Ravana as this is not the time. Oh gentle one, you may enter your city, get yourself consecrated and make your friends happy." 26.17

Then Sugreeva the lord of monkeys after taking permission from Rama entered, the city of Kishkinda ruled by king Vali. 26.18

When the Lord of the monkeys entered the city, thousands of monkeys entered along with him, saluted him and stood surrounding him. 26.19

Then all the people of the city after seeing the chief of the monkey clan prostrated before him with their heads touching the ground and later sat there. 26.20

Then Sugreeva the valorous s one addressed all his subjects after making them get up and the gentle one entered the private apartments of his brother who was strong. 26.21

After having entered when the lord of the monkeys Sugreeva returned back, his friends crowned him similar to the crowning of the thousand eyed one. 26.22

Then sixteen young and happy girls brought white coloured umbrella decorated with gold, and two Chamaras with golden staff that confers glory. They brought jewels, all kinds of medicinal herbs, sprouts and flowers from juicy trees, white flowers and white clothes, unguents, scented flower garlands from the upland flowers, wonderful lotuses, sandal, scents of different kinds, excellent gold coloured paddy, honey of Priyanga, clarified butter, curds, tiger skin and sandals made of boar skin. These splendid women also brought highly valued unguent musk mixed with red arsenic and came there. 26.23-26.28

In order to crown him as per rules and at the proper time, they made happy the great Brahmins by giving them precious gems and food. 26.29

Then they spread Kusa grass and lit the sacred fire by using auspicious sticks and the people who are experts in Manthras offered oblations in fire along with Manthras. 26.30

Then Sugreeva was seated facing the east on a gold-footed throne covered with fine cushions on a mansion decorated with multi coloured garlands. As per ritual sacred waters from rivers and streams were collected and stored in golden pots. According to the procedure ordained by the sages in shastras, the water was apportioned and at the appropriate time and that pure and fragrant water was used for the consecration by Gaja, Gavaya, Sarabha, Mainda, Dvivida, Hanuman, Jambhavan and Nala for the consecration of Sugreeva the bull among the monkeys. The pure and fragrant water was poured from auspicious bull-horns and golden pots for the consecration. The monkeys crowned Sugreeva just like the eight Vasus crowned the thousand-eyed Indra 26.31-26.36

When Sugreeva was crowned all the thousands of the great monkey lords shrieked with joy. 26.37

Obeying the words of Rama, Sugreeva the monkey Lord hugged Angadha and crowned him as Yuvaraja. 26.38

When Angadha was crowned those monkeys who were interested in the welfare of monkeys appreciated Sugreeva by saying, "Great, great." 26.39

All those who were present when the crowning took place again and again praised affectionately Rama and Lakshmana. 26.40

The pretty mountain cave of Kishkinda was decorated with banners and flags and was full of happy and contended subjects. 26.41

Then they informed the great Rama about the crowning of the chief of the monkey army and Sugreeva getting back his wife Ruma, ruled the kingdom like Indra. 26.42

This is the end of Twenty Sixth Sarga of Kishkinda Kanda which occurs in Holy Ramayana composed by Valmiki as the First Epic.

27. Lakshmana Consoles Rama

[Rama and Lakshmana live in a cave on top of Prasravana mountain. After Rama describes the rainy season from there he becomes moody. Lakshmana consoles him.]

After the crowning of Sugreeva and when the monkey entered the cave, Rama along with his brother arrived in Prasravana Mountain. 27.1

That forest was filled with tigers and deer and surrounded by lions which were roaring in a big way. It was covered with many creepers, climbers and very many trees and full of bears, monkey apes and wild cats which were like a huge cluster of clouds. The mountain had large number of ponds filled with water. 27.2-27.3

Rama along with Lakshmana preferred to stay in a huge cave on the top of the mountain for living in that place. 27.4

That sinless one, the son of the Raghu family after making an agreement with Sugreeva which was in consonance with time spoke the following relevant words to his humble younger brother Lakshmana, who was enhancer of glory. 27, 5

"Oh destroyer is enemies, Lakshmana, this mountain cave is pretty, broad and has suitable breeze and Oh son of Sumithra, we would stay here during the rainy season." 27.6

"Oh son of the king, this lovely mountain peak is tall and has white, black and red pebbles with many minerals scattered all over. It is delightful with caves and streams. It has different clusters of trees and variegated vines. The chirps of different kinds of birds are heard here as well as the sounds of excellent peacocks. This place is delightful with bushes of Jasmine, Kunda and Sindhuvara, Sireeshaka, Kadamba, Arjuna and Sarja in bloom." 27.7-27.10

"Oh son of the king, this pretty lotus creeper is full of lotus flowers and not far away from here is the cave." 27.11

"Oh gentle one, the descending steps in the north east of the cave and also on the western side is elevated and the cave is free from wind." 27.12

"Oh son of Sumithra, at the entrance of the cave is an extensive flat auspicious smooth slab which looks like a pile of collyrium." 27.13

"Oh Lad, see on the northern side of the auspicious mountain peak, a rain cloud resembling a heap of collyrium." 27.14

"On its southern side of the mountain are white rocks giving an appearance of another mountain and it looks like the tip of the Kailasa mountain, decorated by different mineral ores." 27.15

"You can see near by on the east side of the cave, an east flowing river carrying pure water which looks like river Jahnavi flowing from Trikuta mountain. This place looks delightful with the Sandal wood, Tilaka, Sala, Tamala, Atimukta, Padmaka, Sarala and Asoka trees." 27.16-27.17

"You may see on the bank of this river different kinds of trees like Vaneerai [canereeds], Timida, Vakula, Ketaka, Hintalai, Tinisai, Kadamba, Dhava, Kruthamalakai, Vythasai grown here and there which appear like a woman decorated with apparels and ornaments." 27.18-27.19

"With hundreds of birds, it is filled with several type of pleasing sounds. Specially the Chakravaka birds which is walking endearingly along with its mates and they appear to be greatly in love. The sand banks are full of water cranes and swans. Along with all this the river appears to be an over decorated lady who laughs." 27.20-27.21

"In some areas the river is crowded with blue lotus flowers and in another place with red lotus flowers and in other places with white lotus flowers as well as unopened lotus buds." 27.22

"It seems to be favourite spot for hundreds of water birds, peacocks and Krouncha birds and the placed river attended by sages is indeed pretty." 27.23

"You please see that the sandalwood trees are growing in structured rows and it looks like some one has made them equal and grown in every direction." 27.24

"Oh destroyer of enemies, Oh son of Sumithra, we will definitely live in this enchanting spot and I am sure we would both enjoy it." 27.25

"Oh son of a king, The pretty forest adjoining Sugreeva's pretty city of Kishkinda is not very far away from here." 27.26

"Oh best among those who are victorious, I am able to hear the pleasing sound of music and musical instruments and along with the accompaniments of drums, I am hearing their sounds also." 27.27

"Having got back his wife, his kingdom and his friends and having achieved great auspiciousness, Sugreeva definitely should be happy." 27.28

After saying this Rama and Lakshmana started living on the Prasravana Mountains which had many caves and bushes and vines. 27.29

Though Rama was living on that well endowed pleasurable mountain, that Rama did not experience even a little pleasure. 27.30

When Rama saw specially the moon rising prosperously in the east, he started thinking about his who was more important than his soul. 27.31

Rama could not get sleep at night on his bed and he used to get up due to sorrow and continuously shed tears with his mind blurred. 27.32

Seeing that sorrowing son of Kakustha clan, who was always grieving, his brother Lakshmana who was an equally sad man spoke trying to console him. 27.33

"Oh hero, stop worrying, you do not deserve to be sad, for all sort of worries further sink you and you also know about it." 27.34

"Oh Raghava, you are a man of action, one who believes in God, a man of faith, one who follows Dharma, one who is engaged in action and you will not be able to kill your enemy especially Rakshasa in a battle without showing enterprise and by only heroism." 27.35-27.36

"Uproot the sorrow from your mind and make courage as stable and completely uproot the Rakshasa along with his people." 27.37

"Oh son of Kakustha clan, you have the capacity to turn upside down the earth, sea, ocean and the forests and what of Ravana." 27.38

"This is the rainy season, wait for the autumn and thereafter you would destroy Ravana and his kingdom along with his people." 27.39

"I am only at a proper time, awakening your courage which is dormant like kindling a burning ember covered with ash by pouring sacrificial offering of ghee." 27.40

Hearing those auspicious consoling words of Lakshmana which he liked, Rama told these loving, good hearted words. 27.41

"You have spoken friendly, affectionate words which are for my welfare of a counselor and it is proper for a valorous person like you to tell that." 27.42

"I have immediately given up the sorrow which can destroy good results of all tasks and I will resort to valour which is undaunted during my heroic advances." 27.43

"As per your advice, I would wait for the autumn when the rivers as well as Sugreeva and rivers to become pleased. 27.44

"When a valorous one is helped, he later returns it back and ungrateful being who does not return the favour destroys the heart of good people." 27.45

Lakshmana after thoughtfully considering what was told by Rama, with folded hands in salutation and in a worshipful mode spoke these words, which expresses his views to his brother. 27.46

"Oh king, Oh great king, your desire would be fulfilled soon with patience for the autumn to start and pardon for this rainy season. And as soon as the water flow stops, kill all your enemies." 27.47

"Control your anger and wait for the autumn. Pardon us and stay with us for four months on this mountain served by lions, while carrying out efforts to kill our enemy." 27.48

This is the end of Twenty Seventh Sarga of Kishkinda Kanda which occurs in Holy Ramayana composed by Valmiki as the First Epic.

28. Rama's Sadness

[Rama feels for the absence of Sita. He is feeling helpless due to constraints imposed by rainy season and is waiting for autumn to break.]

After killing Vali and crowning of Sugreeva on the Malyavatha Mountain Rama told Lakshmana. 28.1

"Now the rainy season has set in heralding of the coming of water and we are able to clouds in the sky that look like mountains." 28.2

"The sun has drunk the water from the sea for nine months through its rays and kept it in its womb and is now delivering it." 28.3

"It is now possible to climb up to the sky by the staircase of clouds and decorate Sun with garlands of Kutaja and Arjuna flowers." 28.4

"Those whites clouds on the sky having a red border due to the falling of the rays of the setting sun, makes sky appeared to be bandaged." 28.5

"The slow breeze are sighs of the cloud in the sky and rays of sunset have applied sandal paste on her and her face which is here and there pale make her like a passionate damsel." 28.6

"The earth which is scorched by heat and flooded with fresh water makes me see the tormented Sita shedding tears." 28.7

"The winds which have been released by the wombs of the clouds are gentle and cool like the white lotus flowers and which carry the fragrance of white Ketaki flowers, can be drunk by the cups of the hands." 28.8

"This mind with full open Arjuna flowers and with large population of Ketaki flowers and it looks like Sugreeva who is peaceful and anointed by flowing scented water." 28.9

"Dressed in black cloud looking like the deer hide, with rains appearing like its sacred thread and the wind blowing out of caves resembling chanting of Vedas, this mountain appears like priests conducting a Yagna." 28.10

"With streaks of lightning appearing like a golden whips which are beating the sky, and with thunders appearing as agonized cries, the sky appears to be suffering agony." 28.11

"The streaks of lightning that comes out of the blue clouds reminds me of the saintly Vaidehi struggling on the laps of Ravana." 28.12

"Covered by dense clouds the planets, stars and directions are not visible and this had made this place favourable for lovers affected by God of love." 28.13

"Oh Son of Sumithra, see these fully open Kutaja flowers on the mountain slopes which used to be covered by thick water vapour earlier are now welcoming the onset of rain are inflaming with sorrow my inflamed heart." 28.14

"The dust has settled down, wind is blowing with water vapour, difficulties experiences due to heat have come to an end, the kings have stopped their expeditions and travelers from far off are returning to their native places." 28.15

"The Chakravaka birds along with their birds of love, with a desire to live in Manasarovar lake have started their journey and due to the tracks being damaged by rains carts are not moving on roads." 28.16

"The sky in which it is it is bright in some places and dull in some places due to water rich clouds looks to me like a calm ocean obstructed by mountains." 28.17

"The new streams of waters from mountain, made red by the minerals of the mountain and in which Sarja and Kadamba flowers are floating, with accompaniment of melodious voices of peacock is flowing swiftly." 28.18

"The black and juicy Jamoon fruits which resemble the bees can be eaten to our hearts content and also mango fruits of different colours drop down on the ground shaken by the wind." 28.19

"The clouds with flags of lightning, and garland of cranes and possessing the shape of the peaks of the king of the mountains are thundering producing the loud sound of victory, resemble the proud elephants marching in war." 28.20

"The forests are more enchanting in the afternoons with tender grass in the forest shining due to rain water, with peacocks starting a dance festival, because of clouds shedding their rain water." 28.21

"The thundering clouds carrying heavy loads of water are accompanied by Balaka birds are taking rest here and there on peaks of great mountains and proceeding further." 28.22

"The row of cranes are rejoicing for flying in the sky along with the clouds appear like a chosen white lotus garland, which is strung together and hangs down." 28.23

"Ornamented with little red Indra Gopa insects which swarm the earth covered by green grass during rainy season is looking like a woman wearing a parrot green veil on which red lac is sprinkled." 28.24

"Sleep approaches lord Vishnu slowly, the river approaches the ocean speedily, the crane approaches the clouds joyfully and the wife approaches her husband with passion during this season." 28.25

"As of now the peacocks are dancing in the forest. The Kadamba trees are blooming in all their branches, the bulls are approaching cows with passion and earth is getting covered with plants and trees." 28.26

"The rivers are flowing, the clouds are raining, the proud elephants are trumpeting, those who are away from the loved ones are longing for them, the peacocks are dancing and the monkeys are quite." 28.27

"After getting overjoyed with the fragrance of Ketaki flowers which are growing near the waterfalls, the intoxicated elephants, which are disturbed by the sound of falling water raise loud sounds along with the peacock." 28.28

"The six legged bees which were beaten by the torrential rain are hanging on the branches of Kadamba trees and are shedding the smell of instantly acquired fragrance of honey." 28.29

"The shining branches of the jambu trees fully laden with fruits which appear like pile up and pounded charcoal, give an impression that the bees are hanging on their branches," 28.30

"The clouds decorated with flags of lightning and releasing huge sounds appear as if the monkeys are ready to fight for the destruction of the world. 28.31

"An intoxicated elephant walking along the forest path adjoining the mountain, hearing the sound of thunder of the clouds, marched forward to wage a war but returned back doubting that sound was only the echo of its own sound." 28.32

"In the forest in some places the bees were singing, in other places the peacocks were dancing, yet in other places the intoxicated elephants were greatly excited and the forest was swarming with bees, peacocks and elephants." 28.33

"Rich with the shoots of Kadamba and Arjuna trees, the land in side the forest was having plenty of fresh water and filled with intoxicated sound and dance of peacock, it looked like a parlour for drinking." 28.34

"The pure water which fell from the sky, which was gifted by Indra and held in a leaf cup looked like pearls and was being drunk by the thirst birds with faded colour." 28.35

"The sound of bees resembled music from musical instruments, the sound of the frogs resembled the sound of beating of trumpets and thunder resembled the playing of drums and it looked like a musical even organized in the forest by frogs." 28.36

"In some places there was dancing by peacocks, in some places they produced sounds and in some places those who have settled on the trees were making sound, all together creating a feeling that a musical event has started." 28.37

"The frogs of different colours and sounds have been awakened from their long duration sleep and they are all producing different types of sound when hit by rain water." 28.38

"The rivers which were carrying the Chakravaka birds, have been damaging their banks and bloated with pride they are carrying all these gifts to their lord." 28.39

"Blue clouds which are rich in pure water are leaning towards other blue clouds, like the fully burnt and firmly rooted mountains appear to be leaning on other mountains completely burnt by forest fire." 28.40

"In the forests where Peacocks making joyful sounds, young grass beds with many crawling indra-gopa insects and which is filled with smell of flowers of Kadamba and Arjuna, the elephants roam about." 28.41

"When the filaments of lotus flowers are destroyed the bees quickly leave them and migrate to Kadamba flowers where new filaments are produced happily." 28.42

"The elephants are intoxicated, the great bulls are happy, the king of the forest is taking rest in the forest, the mountain is pretty and the kings do not travel and Lord Indra is playing with the clouds. 28.43

"The clouds rich with lots of water staying on the sky sends large amount of water which makes great sound when it gushes to the sea and the rain waters are filling up tanks, rivers and ponds." 28.44

"Due to the force of rain, many people are falling down, the wind is blowing making a roaring sound, The rivers flowing swift are breaking their banks and are flowing in a different path." 28.45

"Similar to the kings, the mountain kings who are sent by Indra the king of devas and are both served by wind. While one is consecrated from water from the heavy cloud, the other is consecrated by waters in big pots and both exhibit their majesty and glory." 28.46

"The sky is always covered by clouds and sun along with the stars is completely hidden from sight, lot of water flows over the earth and directions cannot be made out due to darkness." 28.47

"The mountain is washed by heavy flow of rain water and the water flowing from the peaks appears like hanging strings of pearl all over the mountain." 28.48

"The torrents of water flowing from the top washes the stones lying on the way and enters the caves, making peacocks shout with big tone and the pearl like water in the multicolor background of appears like a necklace of various gems." 28.49

"The fast flowing water washing the huge mountain also washes its peaks and the water falls appearing like pearl chains and collected in the lap of the caves." 28.50

"Like the pearls of broken chain during love making of the heavenly maidens, the water from the incomparable waterfalls are scattered." 28.51

"The birds understand the time for resting and reaching their nests by watching the closing of lotus flowers and opening of jasmines which indicates the sun set." 28.52

"The journeys of the kings are stopped and the army returns back because the excessive flow of water has temporarily blocked their movements." 28.53

"The month of Bhadrapada which is suitable time of study for Brahmins desirous of reciting Sama Veda has set in." 28.54

"Surely Bharatha, the king of Kosala has competed the collection of material for his store before the staring of month of Ashada and Bharatha has commenced the four month penance for Ashada." 28.55

"Due to the incoming rain water the level of Sarayu must have speedily risen up, similar to the raising in voices of cheer, when I again approach Ayodhya." 28.56

"Due to nice qualities of the rain, Sugreeva must be enjoying, as he has won over his enemy and is with his wife." 28.57

"I have lost my wife and also banished from my kingdom and Oh Lakshmana, like a banks of a river over flown with water, I am sinking." 28.58

"My sorrow is greatly increasing because rains make it difficult to cross distances and Ravana is a great enemy and I will he would be difficult for me to defeat." 28.59

"I did not talk anything to Sugreeva about the things to be done as I thought that Sugreeva is humble and the path is impassable now, It would not be possible to do our job." 28.60

"Since Sugreeva has passed through great difficulties recently and has united with his wife after a long time and though our task is greater I did not speak to him." 28.61

"After taking some more rest Sugreeva would realize the proper time has come and I am sure Sugreeva would remember about the help done by me." 28.62

"Oh auspicious Lakshmana, I would wait for the proper time of appeasement of Sugreeva as well as all the rivers." 28.63

"A valorous man would help a man who has helped him but an ungrateful person will hurt the person who has helped him and will not help him in return." 28.64

After Rama spoke this way, saluted him and honoured him and though about what has been told and Told Rama who is a delight person about his auspicious opinion. 28.65

"Oh king, Oh great king, your desire would be fulfilled soonwWith patience for the autumn to start and pardon this rainy season. And as soon as the water flow stops kill all your enemies." 28.66

This is the end of Twenty Eighth Sarga of Kishkinda Kanda which occurs in Holy Ramayana composed by Valmiki as the First Epic.

29. Hanuman Reminds Sugreeva

[Seeing Sugreeva running after passionate pursuits, Hanuman reminds him of his duty to help Rama to search Vaidehi. Sugreeva instructs Nila to assemble monkeys from different directions to do the job.]

Hanuman the son of wind god observed a clear Moon light sky free from clouds and lightning resounding with the lovely sounds of cranes. He observed that Sugreeva has attained abundant wealth and happiness and by that reason was not taking care of kingdom and his mind was set on enjoyment and sensual pleasures; who having accomplished the desired object was engrossed in enjoyment with women in the company of his own wives and Tara whom he had coveted by transgressing; and strolling day and night without caring for the kingdom; entrusting the kingdom to the ministers without being watchful about their movements; and sporting with women like Indra sports with Apsaras in the Nandana garden. Hanuman a knower of responsibilities and righteous duties who is timely in action, skilful in expression and knower of good speech approached Sugreeva. He spoke in a convincing manner to Sugreeva the king of monkeys about his trustworthiness in a well meaning sweet and pleasing tone. He spoke truthful expedient and conciliatory words with full of love and affection making Sugreeva happy. 29.1-29.8

"You got back your kingdom and your fame and the greatness of your family is increasing but the duties towards your friends have not been fulfilled and you are supposed to do it." 29.9

"He who is an expert in understanding the proper time, always conducts himself properly with friends and only then the greatness and fame of his kingdom will increase." 29.10

"He who can maintain with care his treasury, the punishment he awards, his friends as well as importance of his own self and his kingdom as equal, would manage a great kingdom." 29.11

"You being straightforward in your actions, please follow the right path without any problems and carry out proper actions to satisfy your friends." 29.12

"He who gives up all his actions and does not work for the sake of a friend with urgency and enthusiasm, would be experiencing bad luck." 29.13

"He who keeps on postponing time without attending to the work of the friend, even if he does great deeds, he would not helping his friend." 29.14

"Oh destroyer of enemies, so do not make too much delay on the job of the friend. Searching of Vaidehi is the mission of Raghava and so please do it." 29.15

"Oh king, that punctual one is not pointing out about the delay on your part even though he is in a hurry to do it because he is depending on you." 29.16

"Rama is one who causes clans to grow, a long lasting friend, one of matchless power and unparalleled in his own character." 29.17

"Like he did your job earlier, you have to now carry out his job and oh king of monkeys, you should now order the monkey lords." 29.18

"As long as Rama does not remind us, there is no time delay of the job, but once he reminds us take it for granted that there is delay." 29.19

"Oh king of the monkeys, even if he has not rendered any help, you are one who will do him help and in this case he has killed your brother and given back your kingdom and so you have return his help." 29.20

"Oh Strong and valorous one who is the lord of monkeys and bears, why are you delaying in issuing orders to help the son of Dasaratha." 29.21

"That son of Dasaratha, if he desires is capable of controlling devas, asuras and great serpents but he is waiting for you to fulfill your promise." 29.22

"Without bothering for loss of his life, he fulfilled your great desire and so we should search for Vaidehi whether she is in earth or in the sky." 29.23

"Devas, asuras, Gandharwas, groups of Maruths and even Yakshas cannot scare him and where is the question of Rakshasas?" 29.24

"Earlier by his power, he did the job to please you and so Lord of monkeys and so it would be proper for you to all that which would please him." 29.25

"Oh Lord of monkeys, with your order, we can go and search for her in sky, earth, underground or even inside the water in the earth or any other place." 29.26

"Oh sinless one, you now order us as to, who should determine the activities, where we should go, in what direction and what we should do? More than one crore monkeys are at your service." 29.27

Hearing those just words of appeal given at the proper time, Sugreeva who had great sense of duty started applying his excellent intellect. 29.28

He sent word through his favourite Nila who was always diligent and sent message to collect his army cadres from all directions. 29.29

"Let the leaders of all the groups of monkeys assemble here separately and Oh chief or army, you may act accordingly." 29.30

"Those of my monkey army chieftains who have enterprising soldiers, may quickly assemble here along with their armies as per my order and you may supervise all the activities that are to be carried afterwards." 29.31

"Al those monkeys who fail to reach here within three to five nights would be awarded the death sentence and no thought would be entertained about it." 29.32

"Go along with Angadha and inform the monkeys who have turned old and inform them of my decision and order. After making these arrangements that great monkey lord entered in to his residence. 29.33

This is the end of Twenty Ninth Sarga of Kishkinda Kanda which occurs in Holy Ramayana composed by Valmiki as the First Epic.

30. Rama Sends Lakshmana to Sugreeva

[The autumn breaks. Rama is feeing the absence of Sita and is angry at Sugreeva for not taking any action. He sends Sugreeva to remind Sugreeva of his duty.]

After Sugreeva entered the cave and when the sky got cleared of heavy clouds, Rama who was oppressed by the sorrow of love, swooned when it was raining, saw the white sky and the clear orb of the moon and thus seeing the night of autumn covered fully with moon light, realized that Sugreeva was passionately inclined, and as the time was passing on retrieval of Sita was difficult and he also realized that the time for his return back was approaching. 30.1-30.3

That brainy one within a short time regained consciousness and then started thinking about Vaidehi who was always in his mind. 30.4

Sitting on the top of a mountain blessed by mineral ores, he saw the sky of the autumn and, he started thinking about his beloved in his mind. 30.5

Seeing the clear sky without any lightning and filled with the sound of Sarasa cranes, he started crying in a pitiable tone. 30.6

"How does that lady whose voice resembles the voice of Sarasa birds, who was enjoying the sight of Sarasa birds in the hermitage, spend her time now?" 30.7

"How will the young lady feel on seeing the pure gold like fully opened Asana flowers, when she is not able see me among them?" 30.8

How will Sita who talks like a swan and who is pretty all over, who used to awakened after hearing the voice of a swan, awaken now?" 30.9

"How will that lotus like broad eyed one who used to like the sweet voice of Chakravaka birds who were her companions, sustain her life now?" 30.10

"Without that damsel with deer like eyes, if I stroll along, lakes, rivers, wells forests and gardens, how can I get happiness?" 30.11

"That young pretty and delicate lady who has been separated from me must have been troubled by the autumnal arrows of the love God from a distance." 30.12

Like this the great man who was the son of a king cried, like the Saranga bird cried for water from Devendra. 30.13

The gracious Lakshmana who had gone round for pretty fruits on the hell slopes, when he returned saw his brother. 30.14

He saw his greatly sorrowing brother gripped by unbearable sorrow lying unconscious all alone in that solitary place and that son of Sumithra told his brother. 30.15

"Dear One why have you come under the influence of passion? Why this sorrow which is an insult to your manliness? This sorrow destroys your peaceful mental composure and what purpose can be achieved by you, by withdrawing from your goal." 30.16

"Being undeterred in your spirit, you may engage your mind in some activity, which makes the mind peaceful for that time and that intelligent way to control your mind would help you great success in your endeavor." 30.17

"Oh lord of the human race, Janaki who is protected by you cannot become easily cannot be controlled by someone else as she is a flame of fire and no one would be burnt by coming near the tip of the fire and you who are blessed may notice this." 30.18

Then Rama spoke to Lakshmana who has all god signs and cannot be defeated, using words which are spontaneous, wise, useful, according to diplomacy, conciliatory, just and beneficial." 30.19

"Without any doubt I should get engaged in my work, which should be followed special attention and though the job is difficult, Oh lad, I should also think of its result." 30.20

Then after thinking about Mythili who has eyes like lotus petals, with a dried up mouth Rama told Lakshmana. 30.21

"After drenching the earth with water and bringing back all plants, the thousand eyed Indra is taking rest." 30.22

"Oh son of the king, after giving out their water the clouds are relaxing and are making pleasant sounds while travelling over mountains and trees." 30.23

"The clouds of the colour of blue lotus flowers, having filled all the ten directions, have become peaceful like an elephant without rut." 30.24

"The great clouds impregnated with water with the fragrance of Katuja and Arjuna Blossoms are blowing, the winds carrying rain water have stopped." 30.25

"Oh sinless Lakshmana, the heavy clouds, elephants and peacocks and sound of waterfalls have stopped and peace prevails." 30.26

"The mountain slopes washed by rain water now appears clean and bright with variegated colours and it appears as if the mountains are shining with varied colours." 30.27

"The autumn has shown its charm by dividing itself into seven leaf Banana, stars, sun and the moon and also on the great elephants which are playing." 30.28

"The autumn has brought its peculiarities, differently on different objects and its glory is best exhibited on blooming lotus grooves by the touch of the tips of the sun." 30.29

"The wind carrying Fragrance of the seven leaf Banana flowers which is followed by swarms of bees making humming sounds also follows the intoxicated elephants and exhibits its great strength." 30.30

"The swans that have come near the pretty, broad winged Chakravaka birds which are lovers of rivers and which carry the pollen of lotus flowers to the nearby sand dunes, are playing with them." 30.31

"The richness of the autumn is distributed among the elephants which are energetic and strong and among the proud herds of bulls and the very pleasing waters of the rivers." 30.32

"In the forests the peacock seeing the sky without clouds have shed their pretty ornamental plumes and have lost interest on the loving peahens and without luster and festivity are in a contemplative mood." 30.33

"The forest lands are illuminated by the golden colour Priyaka trees which have bent with heavy load of flowers which have very likable fragrance are extremely pleasing to look." 30.34

"The great elephants which like the lotus creepers along with their darlings, the wandering in the forest are excited on seeing the flowers and becoming intoxicated have come under influence of passion are walking slowly." 30.35

"Without clouds the sky looks like a polished weapon the rivers have less flow of water, the winds which blow over the white lotus flowers are cool and bereft of darkness all directions look bright." 30.36

"The mud has dried due to the heat of the Sun, great dust is raised upon earth after long time, and it is right time to fight for the kings who have enmity." 30.37

"The proud cows, with glorious appearance due to autumn, look happy with the dust that has settled on their feet and are surrounded y bulls which are bellowing and ready to fight." 30.38

"The passionate and intoxicated lord of elephant deep in love is moving slowly and are followed in to the forest by highly passionate she elephants." 30.39

"The peacocks have shed, their excellent ornamental feathers and when they are moving by the river shore, and when they are being made fun of by the herds of Sarasa birds, they have lost their spirits." 30.40

"The best of elephants in rut with their loud voices are frightening the ducks and Chakravaka birds are found stirring and drinking the water of lakes, which are ornamented by blossomed lotus flowers. 30.41

"The happy swans reach to those places where mud is cleared, where sand particles are there and locations containing pure water, in locations with cow herds and in places where Sarasa birds are singing." 30.42

"Now suddenly the sound produced by waters of rivers, clouds and waterfalls have stopped and the sound of excited peacocks is reduced by the wind and the frogs are missing their festivity." 30.43

"With various colours but with body emaciated and greatly troubled by hunger, the highly poisonous snakes are seen to be coming out of the anthills, when the new clouds have been formed." 30.44

"Greatly happy because of the touch of the moon beams, the twilight in great love is releasing the stars in the sky." 30.45

"The night is appearing like a lady with a gentle face of the full moon, with pretty eyes like the group of stars is looking like a lady who is veiled by the moon light." 30.46

"He very happy pretty row of Sarasa birds after eating will ripened paddy are occupying the sky and coming at great speed are looking like a well strung garland." 30.47
"One swan is sleeping in the corner of the lake crowded with white lotus flowers and it looks like a full moon in a cloudless sky and occupied by many stars." 30.48

"The best of lakes with swaying swans appearing like her girdle, and the well bloomed, pink and blue lotuses appearing like a garland to her is appeari8ng like the best of dames with her girdle and garland." 30.49

The bellowing sounds of bulls moving in the caves is mixed with the melodies of flutes lending instrumental accompaniment and enhanced by the early morning wind is spread all over. The sounds appear as though they are mutually complimentary. 30.50

"The flowers which occupy the full river are made to move by the soft wind and the silken bed of Kasa reeds is made to appear like a clean white silk cloth." 30.51

"The bees which are powerful in the forest and which is an expert in drinking honey along with their female companions and being intoxicated in the forest are following the wind and are having their backs white being coated by the pollen of the lotus flowers." 30.52

"The blooming of lotus flowers, the sound of Krouncha birds, the fully ripened paddy fields, pleasant waters, gentle breeze and bright moon, indicate the end of rainy season." 30.53

"The river lady bride is seen to wear the girdle made of fishes and is moving slowly and looks like a lover girl walking in the morning exhausted by love play with her lover." 30.54

"The Chakravaka birds and the green moss in the river, the banks of the river appearing to be covered by the silken cloth made of kusa reeds, appear like the ornamented face of the bride with application of Gorochana paste." 30.55

"The forests filled with Bana and Asana flowers and joyful humming of the bees are only appearing to be the places which are punished by cupid with his bow and arrow." 30.56

"The clouds after making people happy with a good rain, after filling up rivers and lakes and after making the earth green with the standing crops are leaving the sky and are disappearing." 30.57

"The rivers are with shyness are slowly and slowly their banks, like the bride showing her loins to her lover during the first love making." 30.58

"Oh gentle one, the peaceful waters are filled with Kurari birds are making pretty noise and Chakravaka birds which look splendid." 30.59

"The Asanas, Saptaparna, Kovida and Bandhujeeva trees and Shyama creepers are seen in full bloom on the mountain slopes." 30.60

"Oh Lakshmana see on the sand banks of the rivers swans, Sarasa birds, Chakravaka birds, Kurari birds scattered all over." 30.61

"Oh gentle prince, for those kings who have great enmity with each other and are waiting to be victorious, the proper time to engage in the battle has come." 30.62

"Oh prince, this is the proper time for first outing of kings and I am not able to see any effort on the part of Sugreeva to go out." 30.63

"The four months which has past, during which time I have not been able to see Sita is like one hundred years to me and I have been undergoing great sorrow." 30.64

"Like the Chakravaka birds following their husbands, Sita followed me to the difficult forest of Dandakaranya which is not a pleasure garden." 30.65

"Oh Lakshmana, that Sugreeva is not showing any mercy on me who is very sad separated from his darling, lost his kingdom and banished from it." 30.66

"Oh gentle Lakshmana, I am like an orphan, have lost my kingdom, punished by Ravana, in a pitiable state having deserted my home, love sick and have sought refuge with Sugreeva, the monkey king, who is a bad soul and who is insulting me." 30.67-30.68

"After having fixed the time for the search of Sita and having achieved his objective and having made an agreement with me, that bad brained one is not realizing his responsibilities." 30.69

"You go to Kishkinda and tell that monkey lord my words "Oh foolish Sugreeva, you are indulging in carnal pleasures only". 30.70

"In this world that person, who dashes away the hopes of people, who have approached them with request and those who have helped you earlier, is a base male." 30.71

"Oh hero, he who keeps up his word, whether it is good or bad and follows it truly is a great male." 30.72

"The one who has achieved his objective if he does not help his friend, who has not realized his objective are ungrateful ones and his body is not touched by even carnivorous animals." 30.73

"Possibly he wants to see me bent in battle with a golden bow along with arrows which move like a streak of lightning." 30.74

"Possibly he wants to hear in combat the horrifying twang of my bow, which makes the terrible sound like the thunderbolt." 30.75

"Oh valorous son of a king, he may not be worried about this situation when I am being assisted by you, even though I know about his valour." 30.76

"Oh Valorous one who can conquer capitals of enemies, what for is the effort put by us is not realized by the king of monkeys who has achieved his purpose." 30.77

"The monkey lord promised that he would help me after the rainy season but he is not realizing the passage of four months of rainy season due to his wallowing in enjoyment." 30.78

"He is engaged in playing and drinking along with his council of ministers and that Sugreeva is not showing pity on us who are sorrowing and grieving." 30.79

"Oh Strong warrior, oh son, go to Sugreeva, and inform him about the form of rage and also tell him these words." 30.80

"The road by which Vali departed after death is not narrow. Abide by the time, Sugreeva or you will also travel by the path taken by Vali." 30.81

"Vali was killed in the battle by me using one arrow but if you do not abide by your promise I will kill you along with your relatives." 30.82

"Oh bull among men, talk to him about completing the job in a smooth manner and oh great man, do it quickly as we have no time to waste." 30.83

"Oh lord of monkeys, do act according to your promise for truth is a stable Dharma. If you are killed by my arrow and go the abode of Yama, you will meet Vali there." 30.84

Seeing his elder brother very angry who was wailing and pitiable to look at, Lakshmana the protector of human race, went with great anger and luster to the Lord of monkeys. 30.85

This is the end of Thirtieth Seventh Sarga of Kishkinda Kanda which occurs in Holy Ramayana composed by Valmiki as the First Epic.