O Mareecha, illustrious demon

Story Play (Attakkatha): 


The gallant king of demons, pushed by the hand of death, went to meet Mareecha to plot the kidnapping of Rama’s wife Sita.

O Mareecha, illustrious demon and uncle, in my mind

grows an immense grief, please hear me


Dasaratha’s son Rama

came to the forest with his brother

O noble Rakshasa, my sister

Soorpanakha at the hands of Lakshmana


Got mutilated, ears and nose chopped

Rama killed Khara and Dooshana

in the battlefield and

they are happily staying there


To bring his wife here

I am going now

you the most fearless

please come with me