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Final Day of Srimath Sundara KaaNDa NavAham : sargams 61-68(253 slOkmas ) and Sri Raama PattAbhishEkam (121 SlOkams).

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 06:02:45 PDT

Dear Sri Raama BhakthAs:

There are 8 Sargams for today's paarAyaNam .
These are:

(1) Sargam 61: Madhuvana BhanjanaM/The destruction
               of king SugrIvan's Madhu Vanam by
               the army of monkeys

(2) Sargam 62: VanapAla PradharshaNam/The intoxicated 
               monkeys attacking the guards of Madhuvanam

(3) Sargam 63: Madhuvana Bhanga nivEdhanam/ The transmittal
               of the news about the destruction of 
               his beautiful  Madhuvanam to King SugrIvan
               and latter's deduction that HanumAn must
               have succeded in his  mission to LankA .

(4) Sargam 64: HanumadhAdhyaagamanam/The arrival of HanumAn
               and retinue at Sugrivan's court in presence
               of Sri Raaman and LakshmaNan 

(5) Sargam 65: ChUDAmaNi pradhAnam:/HanumAn presenting 
               the ChUDAmaNi from Seethaa PirAtti to Sri Raaman

(6) Sargam 66: SeethAbhaNitha praschna:/RaamA requests
               HanumAn to describe the message given by SeethA

(7) Sargam 67: SeethAvachanAnuvAdha:/ HanumAn describing in
               detail the message from Seethai and Her appeals
               for rescue by Her Lord

(8) Sargam 68: SeethA SamAsvAsana Kathanam/HanumAn briefing
               Sri Raaman on how he consoled Seetha during 
               Her time of distress at LankA.


The 61st and the 62nd Sargams deal with the exhuberant 
behavior of joyous monkeys at Madhu Vanam ,
a royal sanctuary that belonged exclusively 
to SugrIvan and his ancestors .It was protected by 
Dadhimukhan , the father-in-law of SugrIvan. 
Elated by the heartening news that HanumAn
brought back from LankA , the monkey chieftains were
in a mood for celebration .They fell over each other
to drink the honey from the honey combs at the well
manicured pleasure garden , gorged themselves with 
the fruits and jumped happily from tree to tree.
They became intoxicated and got into fight with each
other and the guards of Madhuvanam (Sargam 62). During this
process , they destroyed the pleasure gardens .Dadhimukan 
was overwhelmed by the drunken monkeys , who had gotten
permission from HanumAn and the elders to enjoy
themselves and were engaged in ravaging the fruit 
and flower garden of King SugrIvan.

Dadhimukan decided to fly to SugrivA's side and
let him know about the uncontrollable behavior of
the monkeys at Madhu Vanam (Sargam 63). Sugrivan
heard the report and quickly concluded that his
army would not behave in this fashion unless there 
was extremely auspicious news that HanumAn had
succeeded in his  misison to LankA. RaamA and LakshmaNA 
were seated right next to Sugrivan . Latter shared his 
thoughts with Raamaa and LakshamNA , who became
elated over Sugrivan's conclusions ( SruthvA 
karNa sukhaam VaaNeem Sugriva VadhanAcchyuthAm).

Now Dadhimukan jumped from the top of the mountain
where Sugrivan was and landed back in Madhuvanam and 
told HanumAn about Sugrivan's eagerness to meet
with him (HanumAn)(Sargam 64). Latter deduced that 
the time had come for all of them to leave Madhuvanam 
and reach the side of Raama, LakshmaNa and Sugrivan
to report on the most auspicious news of finding SeethA 
at LankA. As the flotilla of monkeys in the sky
approached the paeak on which Sugrivan was seated,
Sugrivan concluded that SeethA has  been seen by
none other than HanumAn ( dhrushtA dEvi na sandEhO
nachAnyEna HanUmathA)of extraordinary valour .
Meanwhile , HanumAn landed right next to RaamAn
with the proclamation : " dhrushtA dEvI ". That 
announcement by HanumAn was received by Raaman 
and LakshmaNan as the equivalent of amrutham.  

HanumAn now prostrated before the royal brothers 
from AyOdhyA and  his own king (Sargam 65)and
described in detail about his finding SeethA and 
the events thereafter, after bowing in the direction
of SethA at Lankai.Next HanumAn presented RaamA
with the ChooDAmaNi that SeethA sent through him
to her Lord.That MaNi srEshtam was received by
RaamA with great affection and sorrow.HanumAn 
passed on the appeal of SeethA to her Lord to come and
rescue Her within a month from RaavaNA's prison.
Raaman's desire to hear SeethA's words was insatiable.
He requested HanumAn to tell him more about his(HanumAn's)
conversations so that He (RaamA)can keep alive:

yEthEna khalu jeevishyE bhEshajEnAthurO yathA
MadhurA MadhurAlAbhA kimAha mama BhAmini
Sargam 66.14.2 and 15.1

In the 67th Sargam , HanumAn went over in great
detail all the vrutthAnthams that SeethA told him
including KaakAsura dhaNDanam at Chithrakootam.
HanumAn concluded by saying that SeethA is holding 
on at AshOka vanam waiting for Her Lord's rescue 
and that She is observing Her PathivrathA dhramam
scrupulously.Raaman was still eager to hear more 
about HanumAn's conversation.In the final sargam 
(68th) of Srimath Sundara KaaNDam , HanumAn continued
narrating the words of consolation and comfort that 
he used to cheer up Seethai :

nivruttha Vana vaasam cha thvayA saardhamarindhama
abhishiktham AyOdhyAyAm kshipram dhrakshyasi Raaghavam
Sargam 68.28

(meaning): Oh Devi! You are going to unite with Your
Lord soon and see Him to Your heart's content as the One,
who completed His vana Vaasam , the destroyer of Raavanan
and as One ready to ascend the BhadrAsanam of Raghus with
You at AyOdhyA .

This final sargam of Sri Sundara KaaNDam concludes with
the happy message of HanumAn mentioning that SeethA 
got consoled by these comforting words:

TathO mayA vaagbhiradheenabhAshiNA
  SIVabhirishtAbhiraabhiprasAdhithA
jagAma SAANTHIM  mama MythilAthmajA 
  tavApi sOkEna tathAabhipeeDithA 
Sargsam 68.29

The above slOkam is the concluding slOkam of 
Srimath Sundara KaaNDam and concludes on an 
auspicious note setting the stage as it were 
for the auspicious victory of RaamA at LankA 
and leading upto His travel with His dEvi 
by Pushpaka VimAnam to AyOdhya for His PattAbhishEkam .

We will conclude this year's Sundara KaaNda navAham 
with the invocation of the traditional slOkams used 
at the conclusion of the nine day PaarAyaNam of
Sri Raama charitham:

Svasthi prajAbhya: paripaalayanthAm
nyAayyEna maargENa mahIm mahIsa:
gObrAhmaNEbhyO : subhamasthu 
nithyam lOkA samasthA: sukhinO bhavanthu--(1)

kaalE varshathu parjanya: pruthvee sasya saalinee
dEsOyam kshObharahithO BrahmaNAssanthu nirbhayA:--(2)

aputhra: puthrina: santhu puthriNa; santhu pouthriNa:
AdhanA: SadhanA: santhu jeevanthu SaradhAm Satham--(3)

Charitham RaghunAthasya satha-kODi-pravistharam
yEkaikamaksharam prOktham MahApAthaka-naasanam --(4)

sruNvan RAAMAAYANAM bhakthyA ya: paadham padhamEva cha
Sa yaathi BrahmaNa: sthAnam BrahmaNA pUjyathE sadha--(5)

RaamAya RaambhadrAya RaamchandrAya vEdasE
RaghunAthAya NaathAya  SeethAyA: pathayE nama: --(6)

YanmangaLam sahasrAkshE sarva devanamaskruthE
vrutthranAsE samabhavath tatthE bhavathu MangaLam--(7)

YanmangaLam SuparNasya vinathAakalpayath purA
amrutham prArthayAnasya tatthE bhavathu Mangalam--(8)

amruthOtathpaadhanE dhaithyAn ganthO Vajradharasya yath
AdhithirmangaLam praadhAtthtE bhavathu MangaLam--(9)

ThrInvikramAn prakramathO VishNuOramithatEjas:
YadhAseenmangaLam Raama TatthE bhavathu MangaLam--(10)

rithava: saagarA dhvipA VedhA lOkA disasccha tE
MangaLAni MahAbAhO disanthu tava sarvadhA--(11)

Sri Raamachandra: SrithapArijAtha :
samastha KalyANa-guNAmbhurAsi:
SeethA-mukhAmbOruha-sancharIka: 
NIRANTHARAM MANGALAM AATHANOTHU--(12)

KaayEna VaachA manasEndhriyairvaa
bhudhyAthmanA vaa prakruthE: svabhAvAth
karomi yadhyath sakalam parasmai
NAARAAYANAAYETHI SAMARPAYAAMI

Sri Sundra KaaNDa NavAham sampUrNam .
Sri SeethA LakshmaNa HanUmath samEtha
Sri Raamachandra parabrahmaNE Nama:

Daasan , Oppiliappn Koil VaradAchAri SadagOpan
PramAthi Sri Raama Navami subha dinam 


 
  

 

  


       
 


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