Thatho Ravana neethaya Seethaya shathru karsana,
Iyesha padamanveshtam charana charithe padhi. 1
For finding out Sita,
Abducted by Ravana,
who is in the custody of enemies,
The great Hanuman who kills his enemies,
Started his journey , in the path in the
Frequented by Charanas.
Yadha Raghava nirmuktha sara swasana vikrama,
Gache thadwad gamishyami lankaam Ravana palitham. 2
He said that he would go to Lanka,
as a roaring wind,
Like an arrow sent by lord Rama.
Pravisya nagareem Lankam kapi raja hithangara,
Chakre atha padham savyam cha sathroonam sa thu moordhani. 3
He who does well to the king of monkeys,
the city fast,
By keeping his left leg first,
As if it is kept on the head of his enemies.
Pravisa nishpatham schapi prapthan uthpthann
Sarvamapyavakasam sa vicha chara maha kapi. 4
That great monkey searched everywhere in that
By jumping up and down in various places,
And again and again searching in other places.
Drushta manthapuam sarva drushta ravana yoshitha,
seethe drusyathe sadhwi vratha jatho mama srama. 5
He felt sad and thought,
“I have seen
the full harem,
And also seen all the ladies of Ravana,
But I have not been able to see Sita.
And so my effort
is in vain.”
Asoka vanika cheyam drusyathe yaa maha druma,
Immam abhigamishyami na heeyam vichitha maya. 6
He saw then a forest of Asoka trees,
thought he will also search there,
As he has not done it before.
And entered that forest.
Asoka vanikayam thu thasyam vanara pungava,
malina saveetham Rakshaseebhi sama vrithaam,
Upavasa krusam dheenam niswasanthim puna puna,
Dadarsa shukla pakshadhou
Chandra rekha mivamalaam. 7-8
In the middle of the Asoka forest,
A lady wearing dirty cloths,
Surrounded by Rakshasis,
Who was famished because of absence of food,
was in a pitiable state,
Who was taking heavy breath again and again,
And who was like the first crescent after the
Thaam sameekshya visalakshi madhikam malinam
Tharkayamasa Sithethi karanou roopa padhibhi. 9
Seeing that lady with very broad eyes,
a famished dirty look,
He argued within him,
And decided that it was Sita.
Asya devya manasthaasmimamsthasya chaasyam prathishtitham,
Theneyam sa cha dharmathma muhartham aapi jeevathi. 10
The mind of this holy lady is fixed in my Lord,
And my Lord’s mind is fixed in this holy lady,
And that is why she is able to live at least for a second.
Evam Sitaam thadha drushtwa hrushta pavana sambhava,
Jagagama manasa Ramam prasa samsa cha tham prabhum. 11
Becoming extremely happy,
On seeing Sita,
son of wind God,
Mentally reached Rama,
And started praising him.
Raja Dasaradho nama radha kunjara vaajiman,
puthra priyo jyeshta sthaarathibha nibhanana. 12
There was a king called Dasaratha,
having a great army,
Of chariots, horses and elephants.
He had an eldest son,
Who resembled the lord of stars ,
And was very dear to him.
Ramo Nama viseshagna sreshta sarva dhanushmatham,
Thasya sathyabhi sandhasya vrudhasya vachanath pithu,
Sabharya saha cha bratha veera pravrajitho vanam. 13
Rama was a wise man,
And was greatest among,
who send the arrow.
He obeying the words of his father,
Who was wedded to truth ,
And who was old.
Along with his brother and wife.
Thathsthwa marshapahrutha Janaki Ravanena thu,
Sa marga manastham devim Rama Sita maninditham,
Asasad vane mithram Sugreevam nama vanaram. 14
That daughter of Janaka,
Was abducted by the
On Rama’s path in search of Sita,
He got Sugreeva who was a monkey,
As a friend in the forest.
Sugreevenapi sandhishta haraya kamaroopina,
sarvasu thaam devim vichinwanthi sahasrasa. 15
Sent by Sugreeva,
Several thousands of monkeys,
Who can assume any shape they please,
Are searching for the holy lady,
In all directions.
Asya hetho visalakshya sagaram vegavan plutha,
Yadha roopam yadha varnam yadha Lakshmim cha nischitham,
Aasrousham Ragahavasyaham seya maasadhitha maya. 16
Only for the sake of that broad eyed one,
I cross the sea fast,
And I saw her in the same way,
As Raghava had described,
In the same form, colour and beauty.
Janaki chaapi thachruthwa vismayam param gatha,
Saa dadarsa kapim thathra prasrayam priya vadhinam. 17
Hearing this , that Janaki,
Was drowned in
And saw the monkey sitting above,
Telling those pleasing words.
Tham abraveen maha theja Hanuman Maruthathmaja,
Aham Ramasya sandhesad devi dhoothasthvagatha. 18
Further told Hanuman,
That ever shining one,
I am an emissary of Rama,
Who has brought message to you.”
Vaidehi kusali ramasthwam cha kusalamabarveeth,
Lakshmanascha maha theja barthru sthe anuchara priya 19
“Hey, daughter of Videha,
Rama is fine,
he enquired about you,
And Lakshmana, who is the dear companion,
Of your husband also is fine.”
Saa thayo kusalam devi nischaya narasimhayo,
Preethi samhrushta sarvamgi hanumanthamadhabraveed. 20
Hearing the news of welfare,
Of those great
lion like men,
She became happy all over,
And told Hanuman as follows.
Kalyani batha Gatheyam loukeeki prathibathi maa,
Eethi jeevantha maanando naram varsha sathad api. 21
“I feel that the proverb,
if man suffers,
For one hundred years,
He should continue to live,
Because, He can become,
Happy at any time.”
Bhooya eeva maha thejo Hanuman maaruthathmaja,
Aabraveed prasritham vaakyam Sita pratyaya kaaranath,
Rama nama ankitham chedham pasya devya anguleeyakam,
thavaneetham thena datham mahathmana. 22
To encourage Sita and give her hope,
greatly resplendent Hanuman,
Who was the son of wind God told,
“Hey holy lady, be pleased to see,
in which the name of Rama is written.
This has been given by him,
To give you hope,
And has been brought by me.”
Graheethwa prekshamaana saa barthu kara vibhooshanam,
Bartharam iva sampraptha Janaki mudithaa bhavath. 23
After receiving and seeing,
That hand ornament
of her husband,
That daughter of Janaka,
Became as happy as,
She has got her husband himself.
Thatho vastragatham mukthwa divyam choodamanim
Pradheyo Raghavayeethi Sita Hanumathe dadhou. 24
Then she took her head brooch,
divine and comforting,
From her dress , where it was tied,
And gave it to Hanuman,
For giving it to Raghava.
Thathasthu Hanuman veero bhabhanja pramadavanam,
Dasoham Kosalendraya Ramasyaklishta karmana,
Na Ravana sahasram mey yudhe prathibalam bhaved,
Lankamabhivadya cha Maithilim,
Samrudhartho gamishyami mishatham sarva rakshasam. 25
Then Hanuman started destroying Asoka forest,
Announcing loudly as follows,
“I am the servant of Lord Rama,
Who functions effortlessly,
And even thousand
Can never become equal to me in war.
I am going to destroy the city of Lanka,
Salute the daughter of Mithila,
And return after completing my task,
Even when all the Rakshasa are witnessing.”
Veshtayanthi sma langoolam jeernai karpasakai
Thailena cha abishichyadha thee agni thathrabhya pathayath. 26
They tied on his tail worn out cloths,
his tail in oil and set it on fire.
Deepyamane thathasthasya Langulagre Hanumatha,
Rakshasyastha Virupakshya samsu devyasthadapriyam. 27
When the tail of Hanuman was burning,
Rakshasis with crooked eyes,
Informed the sad news to the holy lady Sita.
Mangalabhimukhi thasya saa thadseen maha kape,
Upathasthe Visalaakshi prayatha havya vahanam,
Yadhyasthi pathi susrusha yadyasthi charitham thapa,
seetho bhava Hanumatha. 28
That well wisher of that great monkey,
praying to the lord of fire,
“If I have served my husband properly,
If I have done all my jobs properly,
I had been a faithful wife,
You become cool to the Hanuman.”
Hanumatha vegavatha vaanarena mahathmana,
pradagdham thadru drena yadha. 29
That great individual who was a monkey hero,
Burnt the city of Lanka, like Lord Rudra burnt the three cities.
Evam aswasya Vaidehim Hanuman Maruthathmaja,
Gamanaya mathim kruthwa Vaidehi mabhya vadhayath,
Thatha sa kapi sardhoola swami sandarsonothsuka,
sreshta marishta mari mardhana. 30
After this Hanuman, the son of wind god,
the daughter of Videha,
And making preparations to depart,
Saluted the daughter of Videha.
Then that monkey warrior
Who is the destroyer of his enemies,
Interested in seeing his master fast,
Climbed on the top of Arishta mountain.
Nipapatha Mahendrasya Shikare Padapakule,
Sithethi vikrantha samkshepena nyavedhayath. 31
After alighting on the Mahendra mountain,
informed the news he had in brief,
“I saw Sita.”
Preethimanthasthatha sarve vayu puthra purassara,
Mahendradrim parithyajyapupluvu plavagarshabha. 32
Lead by the son of Wind God,
The other monkeys
whose heart was gladdened,
Left the Mahendra mountain,
Jumping and jumping.
Nipethur hari rajyasya sameepe Raghavasya cha,
Hanumamscha maha bahu pranamya sirasa thatha,
Niyatham akshatham devim Raghavasya nyavedhayath. 33
They all alighted in the kingdom of monkeys,
Near to the place where Rama was staying,
And then the great hero Hanuman,
Bent his head in respect and
That the holy lady,
Was without blemish,
And was observing her duties.
Thou jatha aswasow raja puthrow vidhithwa thachabignam
Devya cha aakhyatham sarva mevanupuvyaardwacha sampoorna vayu puthra sasamsa. 34
Realizing that that the princes were consoled,
He gave Sita’s head brooch to Raghava,
And told him all the words as told by the holy lady,
In that same
Sri Rama Pattabishekam
Vasishto Vamadevascha Jabalir adha Kasyapa,
gowthamascha suyagno vijayasthadha,
Abhyasheemchan nara vyagram prasannena sugandhina,
Salilena sahasraksham vasavo
vasava yadha. 35
The great sages like Vasishta and Vamadeva,
, Kasyapa, Kathyayana and Gowthama,
Suyagna and Vijaya,
Anointed him with sacred scented waters,
Similar to the
anointing of the thousand eyed Indra,
Carried out by the eight Vasus.
Phalasruthi and Prayer
Ayushyam arogya karam yasayam soubrathrukam budhikaram
Srothawya methan niyamena sadbirakhyana mojaskaram rhidhi kaamai. 36
This story increases life and health,
one famous and increases love among brothers,
Makes one wise and brings all good things,
And also fulfills all wishes.
If heard with discipline and devotion.
Swasthi prajabhya paripalayantham,
margena mahim maheesa,
Gobrahmanabhya shubamasthu nithyam,
Loka samastha sukhino bhavanthu. 37
Let all people live happily,
Let kings rule
Let cows and Brahmins live happily,
And let all the people of this earth live happily for ever.
Ramaya Ramabhadraya Ramachandraya Vedhase,
Nadhaya Sithaya pathaye nama. 38
My salutations to Lord Rama,
To the lord of Vedas,
To the chief of Raghu clan,
To the lord of the world,
And to the Lord
Kayenavacha Manasendryrva budhyatmanava prakrithai
Karomi yadyat sakalam parasmai narayanayethi samarpayami. 39
offer all that I do,
To Lord Narayana,
I do with my body,
Whatever I do with my mind,
Whatever I do with my brain,
Whatever I do with my soul,
whatever I do with nature’s help
Asadhya sadhaka swamin asadhyam thava kim vada,
Rama dhootha daya sindho math karya sadhaya prabho. 40
Hey ,emissary of Rama,
Who is the ocean of mercy,
who does the impossible,
Is there some thing impossible for you?
So please help me to complete my duties.