Saturday, 6 June 2015

Yuddha Kandam !! 128. Sri Rama Pattabhisheka Sarga:/ Coronation ceremony of Sri Rama !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jai Anjaneya !!
Shirasyanjalimathaya Kaikeyanandha Vardhana : |
Babhashey Bharatho Jyeshtan Ramam Sathyaparakramam ||
Poojitha Mamika Matha  Dhaththan Rajyamidham Mama |
Thaddhadhami Punasthubhyan Yaya Thvamadhadha Mama ||
Dhooramekakina Nyasthamrushabhena Baliyasa |
Kishoravadhgurum Bharam Navodumahamuthsahe ||
Veeravegena Mahatha Bhinna: Sethurivaksharan |
Dhurbandhanamidham Manye Rajacchidhramasamvrutham ||
Gathim Khara Ivashvasya Hansasyeva Cha Vayasa: |
Nanvethumuthsahe Deva Thava Maragamarindhama ||
Bharatha, delight of Kaikeyi, began to speak to the valorous Rama, his elder brother by holding hands together above his head, “Oh! Rama, you have followed my mother’s words respectfully and provided me the Kingdom of Ayodhya, in the same way I am returning it to you.  I cannot carry the burden anymore, like a young ox could not sustain the load, which was carried by a bull.  The weak points in an administration of a kingdom are difficult to be controlled, like a broken dam with water seeping through its cracks.  Oh! Arindhama,/destroyer of enemies, Rama, I am not capable to follow you and it would be like a donkey follow the rush of a horse, or like a crow take up the chase for a wild goose.  Oh! Mahabhaho, Rama, it is like a tree planted in the backyard, grown big with its leaves and branches, flowers and fruits, would yield its results to whom planted the same, therefore the same logic is applicable to you too.  You can understand its meaning; you are the Master capable to rule over the servants.  Oh! Raghava, let the whole world witness your coronation ceremony, when the sun glowing with its splendor in the hours of noon.  You may relax now and wake up to the divine sounds of the musical instruments, and the tinkling sounds of ornaments worn on the waists and anklets along with the melodious music.  Look after the Lordship of the world as long as the world exists and the planets revolve around it.”  Rama, who conquered the cities of enemies, after listening to the words of Bharatha, replied to him “So be it” and took a seat on the auspicious place.  Shortly, at the instruction of Shathrugna, skilled barbers were encircled Rama to remove his hair locks.  Bharatha, Lakshmana, Sugriva, Lord of Vanaras and Vibhishana, King of demons were took bath.  Rama bathed after removing the hair locks, he was adorned in flower garlands, attired in a grand clothes, was smeared in sandal paste and various fragrances all over the body, stood elegantly with great splendor.  The valiant and appealing man Shathrguna, supporter of Ikshvaku Dynasty, made arrangements for the coronation ceremony of Rama and Lakshmana.  The virtuous widows of King Dhasharatha, were decorated Sita, delightful Kausalya who is very much affectionate to her sons, beautifully decorated the wives of Vanaras too.  Sumanthra, charioteer, appeared before the assembly with the brilliantly decorated chariot which has the splendor of Lord Surya, by the order of Shathrugna, eventually long armed Rama, conqueror of enemies, ascended on it.  King Sugriva and Hanuman who has the splendor of Lord Indra, Lord of celestials, were adorned in grand attire and stunning ear rings, were followed Rama.  Sita and wives of Sugriva were decked in various precious ornaments, moved out as if they were longing to see the city of Ayodhya.  The priests and ministers of assembly were engaged in serious discussion about the coronation ceremony.  Ashoka, Vijaya and Siddhartha were discussed about the prosperity of the city of Ayodhya and Rama’s progress.  The ministers advised the priests “The coronation ceremony of virtuous Rama, who is worthy of triumph should be conducted in a grand manner with all the auspiciousness.” and left the city of Ayodhya to meet Rama.  The virtuous Rama/Anagha, ascended on the excellent chariot like Lord Indra, it was pulled by green colored horses, moved through the city.  Bharath took up the reins of the horses; Shathrugna held parasol above the head of Rama and Lakshmana held Chamara for fanning Rama,  Vibhishana, King of demons stood with a white fan nearby Rama, shone like Lord Chandra.  All the deities, Sages, Maruthganas eulogized Rama, followed by reverberation of auspicious sounds.  Sugriva, foremost among Vanara was mounted on the elephant Shathrunjaya, looked like a mountain.  All the Vanaras were assumed the form of attractive humans and decked in various precious ornaments were mounted on nine thousands elephants.  Rama, foremost among men, was accompanied by various divine musical instruments, proceeded to the City of Ayodhya.  The people of the city of Ayodhya witnessed Rama, excellent chariot warrior, mounted on the marvelous chariot accompanied by various assistants.  They offered reverential salutation to him was properly responded and followed the virtuous Rama who was already surrounded by his brothers.  Rama who was encircled by sages, ministers, priests, Brahmanas and people of Ayodhya was excelled like Lord Chandra among the stars.  Rama was surrounded by divine musicians with various musical instruments, he was followed the men with the auspicious yellow rice on their hands, cows, maidens and Brahmans holding sweets in their hands.  Rama described about the closest association with Sugriva, valor of Hanuman and mighty Vanaras devotion and dedication, to his ministers.  The people of Ayodhya were astonished after listening to the achievements of Vanaras and power of demons.  Rama described the meeting with Vibhishana to his counselors; ultimately entered the splendid city of Ayodhya which was packed with wonderful people and Vanaras.  There were flags hoisted in extreme happiness, palace was decorated in a grand manner, Rama entered in the marvelous palace which was previously occupied by the Kings of Ikshvaku Dynasty.  Immediately after entering in to the palace, Rama offered salutation to  Kausalya, Sumithra and Kaikeyi, and spoke mellifluously to righteous Bharatha “ Provide the marvelous palace of mine with Ashoka garden, constructed with various precious gems to Sugriva for his stay.”  Bharatha dutifully hold the hands of Sugriva and led him to the palace, after listening to Rama, some of the men’s were carried oil lamps, mattresses at the order of Shathrugna.  Bharatha who has great splendor, spoke to Sugriva “ Oh! Prabho, kindly order your messengers to make arrangements for the coronation ceremony of Rama.”   Sugriva handed a four vessels decorated with jewels to four leaders of Vanaras “Oh! Vanaras, be ready with the waters from four oceans filled in the jar, and wait for my further command on tomorrow in the early hours of dawn.” The virtuous Vanaras who has the size of elephant darted to the sky at the speed of King of birds.  Jambavan, Hanuman, Vegadharshi and Angadha, brought waters from the five hundred rivers, enthusiastic Sushena brought water filled in the ornamented vessel from the ocean located in the eastern side.  Rishabha brought water from the ocean located in the Southern side, covered with red sandal wood.  Gavya who has the speed of wind, brought water from the ocean situated in the western side, and virtuous Nala who has the speed of Garuda and Lord Vayu, brought water from the ocean located in the northern side.  Shathrugna duly informed about the auspicious water which was intended for the coronation ceremony of Rama brought by the foremost among Vanaras to the chief priest, Sage Vashishta.  The illustrious Sage Vashishta along with Brahmins, made arrangements for the ornamented seats for Rama and Sita was occupied by them.  The chief family priest Sage Vashishta, Vamadeva, Kashyapa, Suyajjna, Gauthama, and Vijaya consecrated the tiger among men Rama with the fragrant and crystal clear water as the Ashtavasus to thousand eyed Lord Indra, Lord of celestials.  Sage Vashishta, with all the officiating priests, ministers, warriors and merchants assembled were sprinkled the auspicious water enriched with medicinal herbs on Rama, while the four deities of guardians of the Universe and all the deities were present.   The grand coronation ceremony took place, splendid crown which was adorned by the Emperor Manu, Kings followed in his line was successfully adorned, studded with precious jewels, created by Lord Brahma, dazzling with splendor, safeguarded in the assembly hall, decked in various charming ornaments and riches, was crowned to Rama by the chief priest Sage Vashishta while the priests officiating the ceremony of coronation.  Shathrugna held white charming parasol, Sugriva, Lord of Vanaras cling to white whisk, Vibhishana, King of demons held whisk like moon.  Lord Vayu presented a magnificent golden garland of hundred lotuses on behalf of Lord Indra, Lord of celestials.  During the grand ceremony of coronation of virtuous Rama, there were celestials Apsaras and Gandharvas performed.  On this delightful occasion of coronation of Rama, Earth was flourished with various crops; trees were packed with fruits and flowers.  Rama/Manujarshabha, foremost among men, offered various charity to Brahmins, he had given hundred thousands of horses, cows, bulls etc .  He offered thirty crores of gold coins, various ornaments and garments to Brahmanas.  Rama offered Sugriva a beautiful golden gem studded idol that has the brilliance of golden shaft of light.  The most delighted Rama offered Angadha, son of Vali, a marvelous ornament worn on the arm/armlet decked with precious gems.  Rama offered an excellent pearl garland to Maithili/ Janakanandhini decked with precious gems and ornaments has the resemblance to the ray of moon, later that was offered to Hanuman, after repeated glance on her husband and the Vanaras assembled and receiving information through the gesture from her husband “ Oh! Subhage/Bhamini, Sita, offer the pearl necklace to the Vanara, who has the brilliance/Thejas, dhrithi/Firmness, Yashu/prominent, Dhakshyam/Dexterity, Samarthyam/competence, Vinayam/Modesty, Nayam/prudence, Paurusham/virility, Vikrama/Prowess, Buddhi/intelligence and whom you have pleased with the above qualities.”  Instantly, Sita handed the magnificent pearl necklace to Hanuman, foremost among the Vanaras, who adorned in the necklace shone brilliantly in the beam of moonlight, as a mountain covered in white cloud.  All the elderly Vanaras were honored with ornaments and grand clothes.  Rama, destroyer of enemies offered things according to the inclination of Maindha, Nila and Dvividha.  Rama,/Aklishtakarmana, unwearied of action, honored Vibhishana, Sugriva, Hanuman, Jambavan and all prominent Vanaras with abundance of gifts.  All of them returned delightfully to their abodes, the way they have been to Ayodhya.  The excellent Vanaras, offered sincere salutation to Rama and returned to Kishkindha.  King Sugriva, chief of Vanaras after witnessing the grand coronation ceremony of Rama, returned to the city of Kishkindha.  The righteous Vibhishana, after obtaining the treasure of Ikshvaku Dynasty/Kuladhanam  was followed by the foremost among the demons returned to the city of Lanka. 
The righteous Rama, destroyer of enemies, wisely ruled the Kingdom with great delight, addressed to Lakshmana, “ Oh! Dharmajja/Lakshmana, Rule this Earth with me, as it was ruled by our ancestors, with the help of powerful army.  I shall install you as the crown prince like me, to bear the regime borne by our forefathers.”  Lakshmana was refused to the repeated advice of Rama, later Bharatha was consecrated as the crown prince of Ayodhya.  Rama performed various Yagnas and Yagas and propitiated deities, by Paundarika, Ashwamedha, Vajapeya and various sacrifices.  Rama wisely ruled the city of Ayodhya for ten thousand years, performed hundreds of horse sacrifices, and various charities were performed.  Rama who has long arm, broad chest and charismatic, ruled the Earth with Lakshmana as his companion.  Rama propitiated the deities by performing various sacrifices with his sons, brothers and relatives.  While the regime of Rama, there was no widows, there was no danger from wild animals, or any calamities or fear of illnesses.  There was no burglary, no one felt miserable or depressed about the youngsters.  Everyone was happy and full of virtues, animals will not kill others, and people lived for thousands of years with their progeny, free from grief and illnesses.
Ramo Ramo  Rama Ithi  Prajanam Abhavan Katha: |
Ramabhootham Jagathbhoodhrame Rajyam Prashasathi ||
During the regime of Rama, the people were highly praised Rama, Rama, Rama, and the whole world praised the glories of Rama.  The trees were over flown with flowers and fruits in all seasons, there was abundance of monsoon, with pleasing wind.  Brahmanas, Kshathrias, Vaishyas and Shudhras performed their duties sincerely without any greed.  While the regime of Rama, the people lived an honorable and righteous life, all of them were enriched with excellent qualities, virtuous and worked for the country for thousands of years.

Whoever reads, or listens to these glorious verses conceived by the illustrious Sage Valmiki, enriched with righteousness, will attain longevity, fame, victory and relieved from all misfortune.   Whoever listens to the glorious coronation ceremony of Rama would attain virtuous progeny, wealth, and victory and overpower enemies, attains sons like Rama to Kausalya, Lakshmana to Sumithra and Bharatha to Kaikeyi, and live happily with their children and grandchildren for several years.  Listening to the great epic of Ramayana and the victory of Rama, who is tolerant of action, would bring longevity.  Whoever listen to this glorious verses composed by Sage Valmiki, with devotion and dedication would overcome all the difficulties.  Whoever listen to poetical verses of Sage Valmiki, would meet their relatives after a long absence, receive abundance of boon from Rama, all the deities will be pleased to them.  Whoever sincerely listens to these glorious verses in their house would remove all obstacles, a king conquers the Earth and an individual living away from the home will be peaceful, young married women give birth to virtuous children.  Whoever reads the glorious verse would be relieved from all the sins and attain longevity.  This great epic should be listened regularly by Kshathriyas after offering sincere salutation with their head bow down to Brahmins, there is no doubt in that the listener and leader of this great epic Ramayana would attains Lordship and virtuous progeny. Whoever reads or listen to the great epic Ramayana regularly, would attain the grace of Rama, whoever envision Rama before their eyes as Lord Vishnu who is the remover of sins, has the abode of milky ocean, reclining on the serpent Anantha as Lakshmana,  He is Lord Vishnu, Lord of preservation, who is the primordial deity and  whoever narrates the myth which has happened long ago in the same manner without any fear would live happily with the blessings of Lord Vishnu.  All the deities get appeased by reading and listening to this glorious myth of Ramayana, and forefathers will be pleased.  Whoever narrates the myth of Ramayana would attain the heavenly abode of Lord Vishnu.  Whoever listens to verses of highly meaningful, auspicious, with rich poetical values would be blessed with abundance of prosperity, wealth, appropriate companion and all the happiness.
Kudumbavruddhim Dhana Dhanya Vruddhim | Sthriyascha Mukhyah Sukhamuththam Cha |
Shruthva Shubam Kavyamidham Mahartha | Prapnothi Sarva Bhuvi Charyasiddhim ||
Whoever listens to the glorious myth of Ramayanam, would be blessed with virtuousness, intelligence, longevity, health, fame, fraternity, intelligence, welfare and brilliance.
Ayushya Arogyakaram Yashasyam |  Soubhrathrukam Buddhikaram Shubhamscha |
Shrothavyamethanniyamena Siddhim | Shakhyanmojaskaramruddhikamai: ||
||Ram Ram Ram||
Jai Sriman Narayana !!