By Kambar (Kavichakravarthy Kamban)

Translated in English by P. R Ramachander

Kamba Ramayanam-Yudha Kandam 16 (Padalam 39)

39. Vidai Kodu Padalam

Chapter on bidding farewell .
(The guests of Rama who had    attended the coronation  lived in Ayodhya with him for two months later   Rama bid them farewell   after giving them suitable presents.)

10332. To  the middle of royal hall   which can be considered  as,The ornament to lady earth  which had pure gold made  pillars ,And decorated by    great gems  getting in to a palanquin   made  ,By  fixing strongly great gems shining like  Clouds and lightning ,The son  of king Dasaratha  along with Sita who sits  on lotus flower   reached.

10333. That king of Ayodhya wearing a garland   just like the lightning appearing In the wide sea, wearing a crown  made of gem as if made   by pressing ,Thousand   shining Sun Gods,  was sitting  on a   throne, which was like  ,The king of all  clouds  sitting on a   garden of fully flowered hibiscus forest.

10334. Like the light  of moon  shining  on the mountain of emerald  ,Being fanned using  white cowries by the lotus like  hands of young ladies,Whose  ear studs touch their spear like long eyes, who are blessed ,And with youth and youthful breasts , praised by the people of   serpent land,Holy sages   and Devas  Rama   was sitting on the throne.

10335. Due to the shining forehead of Rama with a Thilaka  spreading  ,Moon light in all the fourteen worlds , the  white moon coming in the sky ,Got   sad and was disappearing part by part , with  the white regal umbrella,Held over the throne  was looking as if  the   fame of Rama,Who killed all   the   quarrelling Rakshasas   has risen up , He was sitting  on the throne.

10336. With auspicious songs being sung , with Brahmins   telling,Words of blessing , with  conches  raising sound , with   drums  being played,With several   faultless   musical instruments  raising   musical sound,And with  ladies with  black eyes like Kayal fishes, red mouth ,And  lotus flower like faces   dancing like peacock, Rama was sitting on the throne.

10337. With the rows  crowns embedded   with great gems of    the kings,Which would put    even the Sun   who appears  on the   ocean ashamed  ,Spreading endless luster everywhere , daily  in front of  ,The mountain like  palace  saluting  his feet making them red,Rama was   sitting  on the throne.

10338. With the elderly  members of the royal council   surrounding him  ,With Brahmins praising him by  reciting prayers, With commanders of army,Praising him , With his younger brothers surrounding him , with  ladies ,Who had coral like red mouth wishing him  many more years,The Lord Rama was sitting on the throne like Indra sitting on his throne.

 10339-10340. Maindha  , Madhumindha  , Kumbha,   Angadha  , Hanuman ,The ever victorious Thamraksha  , Sathavali , Kumuda ,The very diplomatic Dadhimukha m  Kosamukha   who made enemies surprised,Along with  Sixty seven crore   people   who had   accompanied  SugreevaAnd  seventy vellam of the monkey army, the son  of Sun God  ,Came and saluted Rama   and Vibheeshana  wearing fresh flower  garland,Frequented by bees  along with   very famous and cruel Rakshasas,Also Saluted the feet   of Rama   and were waiting there.

10341. Guha  Who is the lord of the boats in the  Ganges ,  whose flow of water ,Lashes   on its   bank   , who had tied  his waist with the tail of the cruel spotted Tiger  , who had a rolling eyes, who had round shoulders   like  stone, Who is like a   very strong lion, along with  his army with a  victorious flag,Stood   saluting   Rama.

10342. ,Rama   showed through his lotus face   that  , how  the very great love ,Of those friends   had tied   his mind  in a tight manner, became joyous ,He had hugged them heartily  , saw   them sweetly  with merciful look,And told, “Oh people  whose strength    is    faultless ,Please stay    here  only with great   sweetness.”

10343. Wise men   who travel in the proper path  , experts  in four Vedas ,Several experts   in knowledge    of   different aspects  ,Great people who have risen up   by their   faultless poetic skill,Experts   who have obtained    deep knowledge   in several  Sastras,People who were store house of good conduct   ,  as per their rank,Surrounded   and stood around that  king of kings Rama.

10344. All the kings and others  of   the earth surrounded by ocean  ,Praying and  saluting   that Lord Ranganatha  who used  to sleep on Adhi Seha  ,Who had come to the   ancient city of Ayodhya with its honey dripping gardens ,Were   staying there    with great joy and another two months  went by.

10345. We started relating to you  , how all the devas  joined together  ,Stood  in between the ocean of milk and prayed  Lord Vishnu  ,And he for removing their sorrows   reached   Ayodhya quickly,Exterminated all the Rakshasas completely   and now we will tell you,What  that Rama with a strong bow  and with Goddess Lakshmi  ,On his chest    did    after  wards  (poet.)

10346. Rama gave lot of fertile land to the Brahmins   along with  ,Gems as well as gold   in large measure   and to those who demanded a particular  item, gave that  in plenty   so that their demand was fulfilled  , and afterwards,He welcomed  all the kings    wearing  heroic anklets by saying “Come, come.”

10347. Rama  after looking at all those kings with joy   and grace   and after,Giving them earth  , palanquins  , gem studded crowns , golden staff  , Decorated horses  , strong chariots  , elephants and apparels  ,In large quantities  , permitted them all to go back   to their kingdoms.

10348. That Rama who took incarnation in Ayodhya  leaving his ocean of milk  ,Gave  Sugreeva the son  of Sun God   the  shining gem studded  shieldThat was presented  by the chief of Indra to Dasaratha   who killed Sambara,Who was his enemy  at the time of  his own birth  , elephants ,Chariots  , crowds of horses and  silk cloths .

10349. That Rama who had achieved   faultless victory   , possibly  ,To make the name of Angadha sparkle in the world   in a pretty manner  ,Gave him   the  amulet(angadham)   which was given  by Lord Brahma  ,To the king Ikshuvaku .In this earth   who can understand  the greatness of that amulet?

10350. That Rama also gave Angadha    very costly pearl  garland ,The  well established light silk cloths  , horses, elephants  and told him,“ No one in the world can be told   in comparison to you  ,Oh great one  , Go and live   united    with the   son of Sun God.”

10351. Rama   then  looked at Hanuman with joy and sweetness  and told,“Oh  hanuman who has battle ready shoulders and who carries a rod  ,Apart from you  who are   suitable   to help me  and for   the help  ,That you did in that great war  , I do not have any thing to compensate you.Please   hug me tightly as apart from that there  is no compensation.”

10352. When   that  Rama who was extremely famous told  like this,Hanuman  saluted him , became shy, closed  his mouth by his palm ,And stood catching the tip of his own apparel  and Rama ,Looked at him properly  gave him  a golden staff , pearl necklace  ,Thin silk cloth ,  strong elephants   and   horses.

10353. When Rama   with grace saw   Sita   who left her seat of lotus  ,And got born   in the Miltila city with golden walls   and who was ,Having honey like voice  , she gave  a pearl necklace  presented to her,By Goddess Saraswathi   to Hanuman  who helped  her,In the Asoka Vana    after understanding   her deep distress.

10354. Rama the incarnation of Lord Vishnu who  gave the   worlds,Through Lord Brahma   gave Jambavan the   king of bears  ,A pearl necklace which could be compared to moon light,And which won over collection of stars and  which was,Suitable to be won by king Indra, elephants which could ,Break the post they are tied, horses  , silk cloths and ornaments.

10355. To the monkey commander in chief Nila   who was the son of fire God,Who was a great friend of wind God , he gave necklace made of nine type of gems, pearl garlands , well bred horses , matchless  golden staff  and several other things as well as   very angry    mountain like elephants.

10356. Rama who gave Lord Brahma to the world,  gave to the  monkey chief,Called Sathavali  silks, horses   which was decorated by anklets   and necklaces,Big  elephants  in rut  who had very thick tusks ,And all other things     for which there   were no problem in giving.

10357. That Rama who had   pretty shoulders   gave to Kesari,Gem studded ornaments   whose cost   cannot  be  estimated  ,By any one  and there  was no material   which can be  compared to them,And silks  as well as elephants  in rut which were    three  times,Stronger than the northern fire   that  spreads   throughout  the world.

10358. , That Rama the king of Kosala country  full of rice fields,With protective fences made of flowers  gave  Kumudha  , THara  ,Panasa ,And others    innumerable other presents   which made  them all very happy.

10359. Rama   after similarly   presenting the sixty seven crores ,Monkey kings    all sort of materials  , after telling them likable words ,And also gave  them blessing by the corner   of his eyes  ,So that the seventy Vellam army of monkeys  ,Would prosper  in this world,  like the sea water   which never dries up .

10360. Then he looked at   with love  the king of wise people Vibheeshana  ,Who had red eyes   and who was wearing a crown resembling  lightning ,And said, “Oh sir  , in this world of moving and not moving beings,There are none who are comparable  to you except yourself and ,When I say this   it is like saying  “one day the steel   would become like,Gold but it cannot become equal to  you.”

10361. ,That Rama who was born leaving   his sleep on the serpent ,After praising Vibheeshana like this   along with the gem studded,Shield given to him by Devas  gave elephants , chariots ,Golden gem studded staff, silk with golden border,Scented  ointments   as well  as new soft  thilakas,

10362. Then he looked   at the king Guha  of  Srunga bera , which is ,A prosperous   city , “What is there for me to tell you,Who is my faultless   help?” and gave  him black elephants  , horses .Gold   and silk and then gave him permission to depart.

10363. That Rama who was   the ocean of mercy  looked   at,Hanuman,   Angadha  , Jambavan   and Sugreeva   and told them,“I am not able to imagine how I can bare to all of you  ,To  depart to your places and as of now,Your countries   also belong to me   and so  ,I am ordering you to go back and protect those parts  of  my country.”

10364. After similar    sweet words   to the king of Lanka, Rama,Who was wearing flower garlands  and  holding a   spear,Gave them leave to go and at that time   and they   who had ,True feelings to do good  , with a  mind which is consoled,Without getting agitated  decided to depart  thinking,That  “it is their duty     to do well the entrusted  job.”

10365. They who are   eligible   for  always   determined   salvation ,Went round the junior king Bharata , Shatrugna  , the well  cultured ,Lakshmana with great penance  and the three  mothers  praised them,Took their  leave   to depart   saluted  them and reached back to their countries.

10366. The Great garlanded  Vibheeshana whose heart was full of love  ,Took all the Rakshasas   with sharp teeth in the Pushpaka Vimana ,Left Guha in his town   and  left Sugreeva the son of Sun God  ,Who on his chariot goes round the Meru mountain ,In his town of Kishkinda  , and reached  Lanka  on the same   day.

10367. , After sending them Lord Rama   along with his brothers ,On whom his grace was there  in full, as per just law,Ruled    the entire earth   and Goddess Lakshmi  ,Without any sorrow   removed the burden of earth and protected it.

10368. That Great God   who    woke up from sleep on the ocean of milk  ,Took incarnation of Rama  in Ayodhya  and  helped  and blessed many  ,And right from Devas  to ordinary people   who live in the fourteen worlds ,Prayed to him  and saluted  him, calling him “Our Lord”,And along   with his brothers who served him ,Along with the   God of Dharma     he protected   the entire world.

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