Finally, Hanuman located Sita in one of the gardens of Ravana, called Ashoka grove (Vana). She was surrounded by the Rakshashis who were guarding her. Hanuman hid on a tree and watched Sita from a distance. She was in deep distress, crying and praying to God for her relief.
Sita is held captive in the island as Ravana tries to persuade her to marry him. Rama assembles an army of allies comprising mainly of monkeys under the brave Hanuman. They attack Ravana’s army, and after a fierce battle, succeed in killing the demon king and freeing Sita, reuniting her with Rama.
After fourteen years, Rama and Sita return to Ayodhya and are warmly welcomed back by the citizens of the kingdom, where they rule for many years, and have two sons – Luv and Kush. Unfortunately, Sita’s chastity during her period of capture by Ravana comes under scrutiny, and she has to go through trial by fire to prove her purity. But queen, who emerged from the earth at her birth, invokes Mother Earth to take her back into the earth, and the saintly Sita returns to her Mother, never to reappear again.
Dasakam: 035 -- Shlokam: 01नीतस्सुग्रीवमैत्रीं तदनु हनुमता दुन्दुभे: कायमुच्चै:
क्षिप्त्वाङ्गुष्ठेन भूयो लुलुविथ युगपत् पत्रिणा सप्त सालान् ।
हत्वा सुग्रीवघातोद्यतमतुलबलं बालिनं व्याजवृत्त्या
वर्षावेलामनैषीर्विरहतरलितस्त्वं मतङ्गाश्रमान्ते ॥१॥
niitassugriivamaitriiM tadanu hanumataa dundubheH kaayamuchchaiH
kshiptvaanguShThena bhuuyO luluvitha yugapatpatriNaasapta saalaan |
hatvaa sugriiva ghaatOdyata-matulabalaM vaalinaM vyaajavR^ittyaa
varShaavelaamanaiShiirviraha taralitastvaM matangaashramaante || 1
Through Hanuman's efforts Thou struck up a friendship with Sugreeva, and enteredinto a pact with him to help Thee find Sita, in return for Thy killing Vaali and installingSugreeva as the king of his land. In order to gain his confidence, Thou lifted aloft thebody of Dundubhi, with Thy toe and made it fall several miles away; besides, Thou,pierced through seven Sala trees, with one arrow, in a single attempt. Then Thou killedVaali, of matchless might, by unfair means, standing hidden behind a tree, as hewanted to destroy Thy friend Sugreeva. Then Thou spent the rainy season at thehermitage of sage Matanga, full of grief and distress at being separated from Thy beloved Sita.
Dasakam: 035 -- Shlokam: 02सुग्रीवेणानुजोक्त्या सभयमभियता व्यूहितां वाहिनीं ता-
मृक्षाणां वीक्ष्य दिक्षु द्रुतमथ दयितामार्गणायावनम्राम् ।
सन्देशं चाङ्गुलीयं पवनसुतकरे प्रादिशो मोदशाली
मार्गे मार्गे ममार्गे कपिभिरपि तदा त्वत्प्रिया सप्रयासै: ॥२॥
sugriiveNaanujOktyaa sabhayamabhiyataa vyuuhitaaM vaahiniiM taamR^
ikshaaNaaM viikshya dikshu drutamatha dayitaamaargaNaayaavanamraam |
sandesha~nchaanguliiyaM pavanasutakare praadishO mOdashaalii
maarge maarge mamaarge kapibhirapi tadaa tvatpriyaa saprayaasaiH || 2
When Thy younger brother Lakshmana admonished Sugreeva, he in fear approached Thee marshalling an army of monkeys, to search for Thy wife Seeta in all directions. Thou were delighted to see this and gave to Hanumaan who was standing before Thee, a message and a signet ring for Seetaa. The monkeys very diligently started on the mission to search for Thy consort Sita.
Dasakam: 035 -- Shlokam: 03त्वद्वार्ताकर्णनोद्यद्गरुदुरुजवसम्पातिसम्पातिवाक्य-
प्रोत्तीर्णार्णोधिरन्तर्नगरि जनकजां वीक्ष्य दत्वाङ्गुलीयम् ।
प्रक्षुद्योद्यानमक्षक्षपणचणरण: सोढबन्धो दशास्यं
दृष्ट्वा प्लुष्ट्वा च लङ्कां झटिति स हनुमान् मौलिरत्नं ददौ ते ॥३॥
tvadvaartaa karNanOdyadgarudurujavasampaati sampaativaakyaprOttiirNaarNOdhirantarnagari
janakajaaM viikshya datvaanguliiyam |
prakshudyOdyaanamakshakshapaNachaNaraNaH sODhabandhO dashaasyaM
dR^iShTvaa pluShTvaa cha lankaaM jhaTiti sa hanumaanmauliratnaM dadau te || 3
Coming to know of Thy plight, Sampathi, whose newly-fledged wings helped him flyvery high and fast, informed the monkeys of Sita's whereabouts, before flying away. Bythat information, Hanuman leaped across the ocean and located Sita in a garden (kepta prisoner by demonesses), in the city of Lanka.. He gave her Thy message and ring,and destroying that garden called Asokavana, engaged in a battle with Aksha Kumara and killed him. Bearing the insult of being tied up with ropes and taken to the court ofRavana, confronted the evil Rakshasa, and then set fire to Lanka. Then returning homespeedily, he gave Thee the crest jewel, Choodamani, sent by Sita..
Dasakam: 035 -- Shlokam: 04त्वं सुग्रीवाङ्गदादिप्रबलकपिचमूचक्रविक्रान्तभूमी-
चक्रोऽभिक्रम्य पारेजलधि निशिचरेन्द्रानुजाश्रीयमाण: ।
तत्प्रोक्तां शत्रुवार्तां रहसि निशमयन् प्रार्थनापार्थ्यरोष-
प्रास्ताग्नेयास्त्रतेजस्त्रसदुदधिगिरा लब्धवान् मध्यमार्गम् ॥४॥
tvaM sugriivaangadaadi prabala kapichamuu chakra vikraantabhuumiichakrO(
a)bhikramya paarejaladhi nishicharendraanujaa shriiyamaaNaH |
tatprOktaaM shatruvaartaaM rahasi nishamayan praarthanaapaarthya rOShapraastaagneyaastra
tejastrasadudadhigiraa labdhavaan madhyamaargam ||4
Thou set out with a huge army of monkeys led by great warriors Sugreeva, Angad and others and conquering the whole earth reached the shore of the ocean. Raavana's younger brother Vibheeshana, crossed over to Thy side, and taking refuge in Thee, disclosed the secrets of the enemy which Thou heard in secret. When the requests made to the ocean diety were in vain, in anger Thou sent the fire missile to annihilate the waters of the ocean. Frightened by the power of the missile, as ordered by the ocean diety, Thou got a way through the ocean.
Dasakam: 035 -- Shlokam: 05कीशैराशान्तरोपाहृतगिरिनिकरै: सेतुमाधाप्य यातो
यातून्यामर्द्य दंष्ट्रानखशिखरिशिलासालशस्त्रै: स्वसैन्यै: ।
व्याकुर्वन् सानुजस्त्वं समरभुवि परं विक्रमं शक्रजेत्रा
वेगान्नागास्त्रबद्ध: पतगपतिगरुन्मारुतैर्मोचितोऽभू: ॥५॥
kiishairaashaantarOpaahR^ita giri nikaraissetumaadhaapya yaatO
yaatuunyaamardya damShTraanakhashikharishilaa saalashastraiH svasainyaiH |
vyaakurvan saanujastvaM samarabhuvi paraM vikramaM shakrajetraa
vegaannaagaastrabaddhaH patagapatigarunmaarutairmOchitO(a)bhuuH || 5
The monkeys from all the quarters brought mountains and rocks by which Thou got a bridge built across Lanka.Crossing over Thy army of monkeys attacked the Raakshasas with teeth claws mountains rocks and palm trees as weapons. With Thy brother displaying terrific power in the battle field, Raavana's son Indrajit soon tied down Thy troops with Naagaastra. Garuda, Thy vehicle soon released them from that state by fanning them with his wings.
Dasakam: 035 -- Shlokam: 06सौमित्रिस्त्वत्र शक्तिप्रहृतिगलदसुर्वातजानीतशैल-
घ्राणात् प्राणानुपेतो व्यकृणुत कुसृतिश्लाघिनं मेघनादम् ।
मायाक्षोभेषु वैभीषणवचनहृतस्तम्भन: कुम्भकर्णं
सम्प्राप्तं कम्पितोर्वीतलमखिलचमूभक्षिणं व्यक्षिणोस्त्वम् ॥६॥
saumitristvatra shaktiprahR^itigaladasurvaatajaaniita shailaghraaNaat
praaNaanupetO vyakR^iNuta kusR^itishlaaghinaM meghanaadam |
maayaakshObheShu vaibhiiShaNa vachanahR^itastambhanaH kumbhakarNaM
sampraaptaM kampitOrviitalamakhilachamuubhakshiNaM vyakshiNOstvam || 6
Lakshmana, who was stricken unconscious by a mighty blow from Ravana's powerful lance, regained his breath after inhaling the medicinal herbs on the Sanjeevini mountain, which Hanuman, brought in time from a faraway land across the ocean .Indrajit, who was very proud of his prowess in delusionary tactics, was then killed by Lakshmana.. The use of delusion (maya) by Ravana, created confusion in the battlefield and Thou became agitated, but Thy mind was put to rest by Vibhishana, who explained the true state of affairs to Thee. Then Thou destroyed Kumbhakarna, who approached Thee with his earth-shaking gait, swallowing the whole army of monkeys on his way.
Dasakam: 035 -- Shlokam: 07गृह्णन् जम्भारिसंप्रेषितरथकवचौ रावणेनाभियुद्ध्यन्
ब्रह्मास्त्रेणास्य भिन्दन् गलततिमबलामग्निशुद्धां प्रगृह्णन् ।
र्लङ्काभर्त्रा च साकं निजनगरमगा: सप्रिय: पुष्पकेण ॥७॥
gR^ihNan jambhaari sampreShitarathakavachau raavaNenaabhiyudhyan |
brahmaastreNaasya bhindan galatatimabalaamagnishuddhaaM pragR^ihNan |
cha saakaM nijanagaramagaaH sapriyaH puShpakeNa || 7
Accepting the chariot and the armour sent by Indra, Thou faught with Raavana and cut off his row of heads by the Brahmaastra, and accepted Seetaa after she was purified by fire. The Devas of high order healed and revived the host of monkeys who were wounded and killed in the battle. Then along with the king of Lanka, Vibheeshana, and Thy consort Seetaa, Thou returned to Thy own city of Ayodhyaa in the chariot Pushpaka vimana.
Dasakam: 035 -- Shlokam: 08प्रीतो दिव्याभिषेकैरयुतसमधिकान् वत्सरान् पर्यरंसी-
र्मैथिल्यां पापवाचा शिव! शिव! किल तां गर्भिणीमभ्यहासी: ।
शत्रुघ्नेनार्दयित्वा लवणनिशिचरं प्रार्दय: शूद्रपाशं
तावद्वाल्मीकिगेहे कृतवसतिरुपासूत सीता सुतौ ते ॥८॥
priitO divyaabhiShekairayutasamadhikaan vatsaraan paryaramsiirmaithilyaaM
paapavaachaa shiva shiva kila taaM garbhiNiimabhyahaasiiH |
shatrudhnenaardayitvaa lavaNanishicharaM praardayaH shuudrapaashaM
taavadvaalmiikigehe kR^itavasatirupaasuuta siitaa sutau te || 8
Thou were pleased to be coronated with the holy waters and ruled happily for more than ten thousand years. Reacting to a scandalous gossip about Sita .Thou abondoned her in spite of her being pregnant. O what a pity. The Asura Lavanaasura was killed by Shatrughna and Thou killed the shudra ascetic. Thereafter, Seetaa who was living in Vaalmiki's aashrama gave birth to Thy two sons.
Dasakam: 035 -- Shlokam: 09वाल्मीकेस्त्वत्सुतोद्गापितमधुरकृतेराज्ञया यज्ञवाटे
सीतां त्वय्याप्तुकामे क्षितिमविशदसौ त्वं च कालार्थितोऽभू: ।
हेतो: सौमित्रिघाती स्वयमथ सरयूमग्ननिश्शेषभृत्यै:
साकं नाकं प्रयातो निजपदमगमो देव वैकुण्ठमाद्यम् ॥९॥
siitaaM tvayyaaptukaame kshitimavishadasau tvaM cha kaalaarthitO(a)bhuuH |
hetOH saumitrighaatii svayamatha sarayuumagnanishsheShabhR^ityaiH
saakaM naakaM prayaatO nijapadamagamO deva vaikuNThamaadyam || 9Oh Lord ! At the sacrificial altar, Thy sons, by the command of sage Valmiki, sang sweetly, his divine composition, (the Ramayana). Thou wished to take back Sita, who came there, but she entered the earth and Thou wert reminded by the god of Time(Death) that the hour for departure had come. Thou abandoned Lakshmana, for acertain purpose, and with Thy entire retinue, plunged into the waters of the river,Sarayu, and simultaneously attained Vaikunta, Thy original abode.
Dasakam: 035 -- Shlokam: 10सोऽयं मर्त्यावतारस्तव खलु नियतं मर्त्यशिक्षार्थमेवं
विश्लेषार्तिर्निरागस्त्यजनमपि भवेत् कामधर्मातिसक्त्या ।
नो चेत् स्वात्मानुभूते: क्व नु तव मनसो विक्रिया चक्रपाणे
स त्वं सत्त्वैकमूर्ते पवनपुरपते व्याधुनु व्याधितापान् ॥१०॥
sO(a)yaM martyaavataarastava khalu niyataM martyashikshaarthamevaM
vishleShaartirniraagastyajanamapi bhavet kaamadharmaati saktyaa |
nO chet svaatmaanubhuuteH kvanu tava manasO vikriyaa chakrapaaNe
sa tvaM satvaikamuurte pavanapurapate vyaadhunu vyaadhitaapaan ||10
This incarnation of Thine in the form of a human being was taken to teach mankind the lessons to be learnt from the Ramayana. Excessive attachment to desire causes anguish and pain when one faces separation from loved ones and excessive attachment to duty leads to the sacrifice and suffering of innocent fellow beings. If thiswere not true, how could this change of mind have taken place in Thee, who artThyself the Supreme Self, and the Soul of Delight. Oh Guruvayurappa ! MayThou of such divine deeds, save me from my afflictions.