Friday, 31 January 2014

Srimad Sundarakandam !! Sri Rama Pattabhisheka Sarga: !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!


Shirashyanjalimadhaya Kaikeyananda Vardhana:
Babashe Bharatho Jyeshtam Ramam Sathya Parakramam
Poojitha Mamika Matha Dhatham Rajyamiham Mama
Thaddhadhami Punasthubhyam Yadha Thwa Madhadha Mama.

Maharishi Valmiki describes the glorious event of Sri Rama Pattabhisheka/ the coronation ceremony of Rama as the King of Ayodhya.  Bharatha, the provider of immense happiness to Kaikeyi and younger brother of Rama approached Rama with folded hands above his head and gave a warm welcome to his brother to the city of Ayodhya.  Bharatha spoke “Oh! Rama! The Kingdom of Ayodhya was well protected at the command of you in your absence and it is the time to return the possession of the same.  I am exhausted with the responsibility of the same.” Bharatha graciously compares himself as a lowest and weak to carry out the functioning of a Kingdom.   Shathrugna brought men to clear matted hair locks of Rama and Lakshman.  Rama was adorned with flower garlands and sandal paste all over his marvelous body.  Widows of King Dasaratha adorned Sita beautifully with most precious pieces of jewels.  Kousalya was extremely happy; she embellished the wives of Vanaras with her own hand.  Shatrugna ordered Sumantra, the charioteer to bring the magnificently decorated chariot to the assembly.  Rama gracefully took a seat on the grand chariot, Sugriva and Anjaneya in splendid clothes and ornaments escorted Rama.  Sita elegantly followed by the wives of Sugriva in a chariot to visit the Kingdom of Ayodhya.  The prominent ministers of Kingdom of Ayodhya, Ashoka, Vijaya, and Siddhartha were immersed in the prime discussion with the priests about the coronation ceremony of Rama.  Rama, the righteous prince mounted on the chariot, Bharatha took up the reins of the horses, Shathtrugna holding umbrella above Rama, Lakshman winning the fan, Vibhishana holding the Chamara, the Maruthganas, deities and Sages and celestials were chanting the Vedic hymns, followed by Sugriva and prominent Vanaras mounted on an elephant Shatrunjaya, all those Vanaras were assumed the form of humans and beautifully dressed were mounted on the nine thousand elephants.  The procession of Rama was followed by the auspicious noises of drum beats and  divine musical instruments gracefully moved through the city of Ayodhya.  The people of the Kingdom of Ayodhya witnessed the most enthralling form of Rama along with his brothers.  The procession of Rama was followed by a huge crowd of ministers, Vedic Brahmins and the citizens of Ayodhya, Rama shone like a moon amongst the stars.   Rama graciously introduced Sugriva, Vibhishana and the prominent Vanaras and their commendable service to the ministers.  At last, the procession arrived in the grand palace of Ikshvaku dynasty.  Rama paid obeisance to mother Kousalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi.   Rama enthusiastically instructed Bharatha to offer his palace to Sugriva to reside.   As a part of the coronation ceremony Sugriva instructed the mighty Vanaras Sushena, Rishabha, Gavaya, Nala handing them with 4 golden pots to bring water contained jewels from the oceans located in four directions.  Shortly Vanaras Jambavan, Anjaneya, and Vegadharshi returned with waters from 500 holy rivers.  Sushena brought the sea water contained jewels from Eastern side, Rishabha brought from  sea water covered with red sandal wood from Southern side, Gavaya brought sea water contained jewels from Western side and Nala brought sea water from Northern side and sacred bath was performed to Rama. 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!