Samkshepa Sundara Kandam
Srmath Madhvacharya (aka Ananda theertha)
(Sri Madhvacharya is a great sage who established the philosophy of the Dvaitha tradition .He is considered as an incarnation of Vayu, Hanuman as well as Bheema by his followers. This Sundarkanda is a part of his great book Mahabharatha Nirnaya in which there is a chapter on summary of Ramayana. . I was greatly helped by the translation of this work available in https://sites.google.com/site/harshalarajesh/sundarakandanirnaya-of-mbt
, in making my translation.)
Prayer to the teacher
Om Gurubhyo nama
Salutations to the guru
Prathamo Hanumannama , dwitheeyo Bheema eva cha ,
Poorna prajna thritheeyasthu , Bhagawath Karma sa
For fulfilling the duties of God he (wind God) was Born first as Hanuman, Secondly as Bheema,
And Third as poornaPrajna (the completely realized one –Madhwacharya)
Prayer to Lord Vishnu
Narayanaaya Paripoorna gunarnavaya ,
Viswodhaya sthithi , layoniyathi pradhaya,
Jnana pradhaya vibudha sura saukhya Dukha,
SAth karanaya namo Namasthe
I salute and salute that Narayana who is ,
The full sea of good characters,
Who looks after the v birth upkeep and death of the universe,
Who grants wisdom and who is the good cause ,
Of pleasure and sorrow of the learned as well as devas.
1.Ramaya saswatha suvistrutha shad gunaayaa,
Sarveswaraya ,, bala veerya maharnavaya ,
Nathvaa leelangayeeshura arnava muthpatha ,
Nishpeedaya tham gireeswaram pavanasya soonu.
1,The sun of wind god with a wish to cross the ocean,
Prayed Lord Rama who is the God of every one ,
Who was stable , very famous , who had six qualities,
Who was the ocean of strength and valour ,
And pressed hard that Lord of the mountains.
2.Chukshobha varidhiranu prayayee cha seegram,
Madhogunai saha thadheeya balabhikrushta,
Vrukshaascha parvatha gathaa pavanena poorvam,
Kshipthornave giri rudhagamadasya hetho.
2.Due to the great velocity generated by him,
The ocean became tumultuous and he was,
Followed by the creatures living in the water ,
Apart from the trees which grew on the mountain.
And then the mountain which was earlier put in the ocean,
By Lord Vayu came up for the Sake of that Hanuman.
3.Salo harasya giripaksha vinasakaale ,
Kshiptharnave sa Maruthor varithathma paksha,
Hemou giri pavanajasya visramaththam ,
Mudhidhya varidhimavardhad aneka sanu.
3.That golden mountain which was the brother in law ,
Of Lord shiva was pushed in to the sea by wind God to save it,
When the wings of the mountains were being cut by Indra,
And came up for providing rest to the son of wind god ,
With all its slopes pushing down the waters of the ocean.
4.Naivathra visramana maischadha visramosi ,
Nissema pourusha balasya kutha srmosya ,
AAslishyaa parvatha varam sa dadarsa gachan,
Devasthu naga jananim prahithaam varena .
4.He who did not need any rest due to his limitless,
Valour and strength did not want to take rest ,
On that mountain and so he hugged that great mountain,
And when he was proceeding further the mother of the serpents,
Was sent by the devas after conferring boons to her.
5.Jijnasubhir nija balam thava bakshyamethu ,
Yadhyathwamichasi thadithya marodithaaya ,
Aasyam pravisya sapadhi pravina suthosmath,
DEvaan ananda yaduth sruthvameshu rakshan.
5.Hanuman honoured the boon by devas conferred to her that,
Whatever being she wants would become her food ,
By entering in to her mouth ,, but he immediately came out ,
To the great delight of the Devas.
6.Drushtvaa sura pranayithaam balamasya chogram,
DEvaa prathushtuvuramum sumanobhi vrushtyaa,
THairadrutha punarai viyatheva gachan,
Chayagraham pradhidarsa cha simhikakhyaam.
6.Noticing his love towards the devas as well as his great strength,
The Devaas praised him and showered flowers on him,
And when he started moving again , he noticed ,
Simhika who used to catch the shadows and pull them down.
7.Lankavanaaya sakalasya cha nigrahesyaa ,
Samarthyaprathihatham pradadhou vidathaa,
Cchayaa mavakshi padasou pavanathmajasya ,
Soasya sareera manuvisya vibedha chasu.
7.Lord Brahma had given her the unbeatable power ,
For arresting all living beings from going to Lanka ,
And so She(simhika) dragged the son of wind God down,
And he entered in to her and split her in to pieces.
8.Nissema athma balamithyam anudarsayaano,
Hathvaiva thaamapi vidathu varaabhi gupthaam,
Lambe sa lamba sikhare nipapatha Lanka,
Prakaara roopaka giraavadha sanchukocha.
8.After displaying his unlimited strength in that manner,
He killed her who was protected by the boon of Lord Brahma ,
He landed on a tall mountain which appeared to be in Lanka ,
On its very tall peak and he assumed a very small body.
9.Bhoothvaa vidaala samitho nisi thaam purim cha ,
Prapsyan Dadarsa nija roopavathim sa lankaam,
Ruddho anayswadha vijithya cha thaam swa mushti,
Pishtaam thamanumatha eva vivesa Lankaam.
9.He wanted to enter the city of Lanka at night ,
Assuming the form which was as small as a cat ,
But on seeing the Guardian of Lanka , he had ,
To assume his original form so that he can crush ,
Her with his fist and was permitted to enter the city.
10Maargmano bahischantha so asoka vanikathale ,
Dadarsa simsubha vrukshaMoola sthitha Ramakruthim.
10.Searching in side and outside the city in the Asoka forest,
He saw The Form of Goddess Lakshmi sitting below a Simsubha tree.
11.Naraloka vidambasya jaanan ramasya hrudgatham,
Thasya cheshtaansaarens kruthvaa cheshtaascha samvidhaam,
11,Knowing the though process of Rama , he acted in worldly manner .
He performed acts which showed that he possessed knowledge of Rama.
12.Thaadruk cheshtaa samethaayai anguleeya math thatha,
Sithaaya yaani chaivasan aakrthesthani sarvasa.
12.Then he gave the ring her who was an illusion acting like Sita,
And he saw that all the ornaments which were present on Sita were also present on her.
13.Bhooshanaani dvividhaa bhoothvaa thaa anye vasai thadaiva cha ,
Adha Choodamanin divyam dathum Ramaya saa dadhow.
13,Though the ornaments were double in number , they were exactly like original,
And then she gave him her divine hair brooch with a request to pass it on to Rama.
14,Madhyepethe cha pasyanthi nisachara ganasthu they ,
Dhyuloka charinas sarvee pasyanthi rishaya yeva cha.
14,Though this face were not realized by the crowd of Asuras who were drunk,
All those who were in heaven and the sages could it easily.
15.THeshaam vidambamanayaiva daithyayam vanchanaya cha,
Pasyathaam kali mukhyaanaam vidamboyam krutho bhavath.
15.It was only for cheating the asuras and arousing confidence in them,
This was enacted so that the evil people among them would be deceived.
16.Kruthvaa karayamidham sarvam visanga pavanathmaja
.Athavishkarane chitham chakre mathimathaam vara.
16.After doing this job without any fear the son of wind god .
Who is the best among the intelligent decided to reveal himself.
17.Adha vanamakhilam thad Ravanasyavalimpya,
Kshithiruhamimamekam varjayithyasu veera.
Raja nichari vinasam Kamkshamanothi velam,
Muhurathiravanaadhi thoranam charuroha.
17.Then that valorous one destroyed that garden of Ravana ,
Entirely leaving out only one Simsupa tree,
With an intention of destroying all the Rakshasas,
And roared in a loud manner and got up the arch of that garden.
18.Adhasruno dasanana kapeendra cheshtitham param,
Dhidhesa kinkaraan bahun kapin gruhyathamithi.
18.Hearing about the activities of the king of monkeys that ten headed one,
Sent several soldiers for catching hold of that monkey.
19.SAmasthaso vimruthyavo varad harasya kinkarraa,
SAmasadan maha balam surantharathmanongajam.
19.Those servants who had received the noon of no death from Shiva,
Approached the son of him who lives inside all devas from all directions.
20.Ashthi koti yoodhapam purasara ashtakaayutham,
Aneka hethi sangulam kapeendramaavrunodwalam.
20.Eighty crore chieftains along with eight thousand soldiers,
Armed with various weapons surrounded that great monkey.
21.Samavrutha sthadhaayudhai sa thadithascha their brusam,
Chakara thaan samasthasasthala prahaara choornithaan.
21,That Hanuman who was surrounded completely and was attacked by their weapon,
But he by beating them with his hand destroyed them completely.
22.Punascha manthri puthrakaan sa Ravana prachodhithaan,
Mamardha saptha parvatha prabhaan varaabhi rakshithaan.
22.He once again destroyed the sons of the ministers sent by Ravana,
Who were like Mountains and who were also protected by boons.
23.Balaa agraminasthadhaa sa sharvavak sugarvithaan,
Nihathya sarva rakshasaan trutheeya bhaga makshinoth.
23.He then destroyed one third of the Army of Ravana which consisted of
Very powerful soldiers who were proud because of their boons from Shiva.
24.anoupamam harour balam nisamya Rakshasadhipa,
Kumaram Akshamathmana samam sutham nyayojayath.
24.That king ofRakshasas hearing about the matchless strength of the monkey,
Sent his own son Aksha who was equal to him in power.
25.SA sarva loka saakshinaa sutham sarai vivarsha ha,
Shithai varasthra manthrithairnachainam abhya chalayath.
25.He rained arrows at the son of witness of all the world,
And though these arrows were made powerful by manthras,
They caused no harm to him at all.
26.Sa manda madhyakaa sutham , sameekshya Ravanopamam,
Tritheeya esha chamsako balasyaa hithya chinthayeth.
26.Hanuman seeing the son of Mandodhari who was equal to Ravana himself,
Assessed him as equal to one third of the army of Ravana.
27.Nidharya yeva Ravana saa Raghavayananyadhaa,
Yadheendra jinmayaa hatho na chaasya sakthireekshyathe,
27,He decided that Ravana should be killed by Rama and no one else ,
But If Indrajit can be killed by him, then his power would be appreciated by others.
28.Athasthayo samam mayaa tritheeya esha hanyathe,
Vicharya chaivamasu tham padho prahrhya pupluve.
28.Thinking that , that Aksha being equal to the other two in prowess
Should be killed by him , he caught hold of him by his feet and lifted him to the sky.
29.Sa chakravad brahmathuram vidhaayaa Ravanathmajam,
AApodha yad daraa thale kshanenaMaruthi thanu.
29.Having decided like that the son of wind God rRavana hearing that his son was smashed otated,
The son of Ravana , round and round like a wheel and threw him on the earth
30.Vichoornithe dharathale nije suthe sa Ravana,
Nisamya soka thapitha sthad agrajam samaadisath.
30.Ravana hearing about his son being smashed,
Became very sad and ordered Inbdrajith , his elder brother.
31.Athendra jin maha sarair varasthra samprayojithe,
Tathaksha vanarothamam na chaskad vichalane .
31.Then that Indrajit sent great arrows which were got by him as boon,
But he was not able to move or shake that great monkey
32.Adhaa asthra muthamam vidheryu yoja sarva dussaham,
Sa thena thaditho harivarya chinthayan nirakula.
32,Then he sent the great arrow of Lord Brahma which cannot be suffered by any one ,
And being hit by that arrow, that monkey without being scared thought as follows.
33,Mayaa varaa vilangithaa hyanekasa swayambhuva ,
SA mananeeya eva may thathothra manayamyahgham.
33.”I have several times gone against the boons given by Lord Brahma,
But he needs to be respected by me and so I would respect him now.”
34.Ime cha kuryarathra kim prahursha rakshasaam ganaa,
Itheeha lakshyameva may cha Ravanasya drusyathe.
34.”My goal is now only to see what these overjoyed Rakshasas would do,
And my aim of seeing Ravana also would be fulfilled “ He thought like that.
35.Idham sameekshya babadhwasththitham kapeendra masu they ,
Babandhranya pasakai jagama cha asthramasya thath
35.Seeing that those Rakshasas tied that king of monkeys with great speed,
With other ropes so that he is not able to move and that arrow lost its power.
36.Adha pragruhya tham Kapi sameepam anayamscha they,
Nisachareswarasya tham sa prushtavamscha Ravana.
36.Then The Rakshasas catching the monkey brought him near to,
The king of Rakshasas told Hanuman the following.
37.Kape kuthopi kasya vaa kimatham eedrusam krutham,
Itheeritha sa cha avadath pranamya Ramameeswaram.
37.”Oh money, from where are you and whom do you belong to and,
Why have you done like this” and when asked like this ,
Hanuman after saluting God Rama replied as follows.
38.Avaihi dhoothamagatham durantha vikramasya maam,
Ragoothamasya Maruthim kula kshaye thaveswaram.
38.””Please understand that I am an emissary of Lord Rama ,
Possessing very great valour and I am capable of wiping out your clan “ said Hanuman,
39.Na cheth pradasyasi thwaran Ragoothama priyaam thadhaa,
Saputhra mithra bandhawo vinasamasu yaasyasi.”
39.”If t you do not offer back speedily the darling wife of Lord Rama,
Soon, you along with your children, friends and relatives would meet with destruction.”
40.Na Rama bana dharane kshamaa sureswaro api,
Virincha easwara poorvakaa kimuthwm alpa saaraka.
40.”Even the king of devas ,, Brahma and Lord Shiva are not capable of facing,
The arrow of Rama, and how can you of insignificant strength?”
41.Prakopithasya thasya ka purasthitho kshamo bhaveth,
Surasuro raghadhike jagathya achintha karmana.
41,”When he gets angry would asuras , devas and serpents be able,
To stand before him as he is capable of doing deeds which are beyond thought .”
42,Yithaarithe vadhodhyatam nyavaaramadvibhooshana,
SA prucha daha karmani nyayo jayan nisacharan.
42.When told like thisRavana wanted to kill him but Vibheeshana,
Persuaded him not to do that but only set fire to his tail.
43.Adhasya vasthra sanchayai piidhaya prucham agnaye ,
Dadur dadaha naasyathan maruth sakho huthasana.
43.Then they covered his tail by collection of cloth and set fire to it,
And the fire which was the friend of wind God did b not hurt him.
44.Mamarsha sarva cheshtitham sa Rakshasam niramaya,
Balod dathascha kauthukaath pradagdhumeva thaam o purim.
44.That Hanuman who was greatly powerful did not bother about all their acts,
And showed no fear and was interested in burning that city.
45,Dadaha cha akhilam purim swa prachagena vahninaa,
Kruthisthu viswakarmanopradahyaa thasya chethasaa.
45.Then he burnt with the fire on his tail that entire city,
Which was built by Viswakarma, as it was not able to withstand his splendour.
46.Suvarna ratna kaarithaam sa Rakshasaothamai saha
Pradahya sarvathaa pureem mudhanvitho jagarja cha.
46.Hanuman roared with great delight after completely burning that city,
Built with gold and gems along with the great Rakshasa leaders.
47.SA Ravanam sa puthrakam trunopamam vidhaya cha,
THayo prapasyatho purim vidhaya basma sadhyayou.
47,That Hanuman made Ravana as well as his sons equal to grass,
And made the city in to ashes before them and started back.
48.Vilanghya charnavam puna swajathibhi prapoojitha,
Prabakshya vanaresithur madhu prabhum sameyivaan,
48.He crossed the ocean again , was honoured by his own kind,
Ate the honey belonging to the king of monkeys and reached his lord.
49. Ramam sureswara maganya gunabhiramam,
SAmprapya sarva kapi veera varai sametha ,
Choodamanim pavanaja padayornidhaya,
SAvangakai pranathimasya chakra bhakthyaa.
40.Then the son of wind God along with all the great heroic monkeys,
Reached Rama, the lord of the devas who had countless good qualities,
As well as great beauty and gave him the hair brooch to him,
And saluted his feet with his entire body touching the ground,
50.Ramopi naanya dathum amushya yogya,
Mathyantha Bhakthi barithasya vilakshya kinchth,
Swathma pradhana madhikam pavanathmajasya,
Kurvan samaslishtadamum paramabhi thushta.
50.And Then Rama finding nothing else to be given to Hanuman,
Who was completely with devotion to him hugged him,
As him as if he was giving himself completely to him,
Ithi Srimad paramahamsa parivrajakacharyathwadaneka birudalankrutha,
Srimad Ramachandra Veda Vyasa devva divya pada padyaaradhaka .
Srimad vaishnava sidantha prathishtapanacharya srimad Jagad guru,
Srimad Ananda theertha BHagwath padacharya anugrahitha,
SrimadMaha BHaratha thathparya nirnayanthagatha sri Rama charitha,
Sundara Kanda Kadhaa niroopanam nama sapthamodhyaya.
This is the Sundara kanda in the seventh chapter of The Maha BHaratha THathwa nirnaya containing The summary of the story of Rama written with the blessings of the feet of God by Srimad Ananda Theertha , who is the Jagad Guru who established the Vaishnava Sidhantha , who is a Paramahamsa , A Guru who has taken Sanyasa , who is decorated by several titles ,,Who is the worshipper of Sri Ramachandra and the divine feet of Veda Vyasacharya.