Thus Hanuman sat on the branches
Thus Hanuman sat on the branches of the Shimshipa tree, overwhelmed with sorrow. At that time, when almost three fourth of the night was over, a debauched Ravana, dressed in all splendour, came near Sita and told her thus:
Ravana sits with Mandodari hugging her. Suddenly Ravana thinks about Sita and has myriad emotions like reminiscences, happiness, sorrow etc.. This fluctuation happens rpeatedly
His dejection continues and feels like it’s so scorching.Ravana Thalam : Thriputa, onnamkalam.
I am unable to bear this heat.
What is the reason? Is it due to the rays of Sun falling on my body?
Hey guard (Varshavaran), I have chased the Sun out of Lanka long back. Why has he come back again? No, this is not the Sun.
Then who is this?
Oh, is this the moon, whom I have given permission to move around fearlessly ?
Why do the rays of this full moon generate such heat? Let me ask him.
Hey Moon … Hey Moon … (On receiving no response) Hey moon, are your ears broken? (Seeing that the moon has responded) Your cool rays mixed with dew drops when falling on a debauched me are like a shower of burning coal ? Why? Oh, this is not due to the moon. Is it the Cupid’s (Kamadeva) effect ?
No. Then who ? Oh, understood.
This is the effect of the sorrowful Sita, daughter of King Janaka.
Then let me go to Sita
Thalam : Thriputa, randam kalam
(To Prahastha) Oh minister, please show me the way to Ashoka vanika.
(Thalam : Thriputa. Valam thala)
Ravana enters Ashoka Vanika with the feeling of reminiscences and dejection. Seeing Sita, Ravana expresses wonder, eroticism, horripilation and dejection.
(Thalam : Thriputa, onnam kalam)
Alas! She is sitting in such a wonderful place and thinking of Rama’s hermitage in the forest and feeling sad.
How can I change her mind? Yes, understood. (Thalam : Thriputa, onnam kalam)
Oh Sita, why do you think about Rama and feel sad like this?
Haven’t you heard? Rama is a human equivalent to an insect.
He was sent out from his kingdom on exile Not only that, he wears barks of trees and lives in the forest
But me…. I have killed many worthy people and married them off to heavenly beauties.
So even the heavenly beauties praise me Oh beautiful lady, look at these kalpavrukshas (divine trees). You cannot
find them anywhere other than the banks of the Devaganga.
I brought them to the earth from heaven.
I did not steal them from the heaven; nor
did I beg Indra for them.
While Indra was watching, I uprooted
them courageously and brought them.
Oh Sita. If you join me, you can
–have bath in river Ganga daily
–do deva pooja with the flowers of kalpavruksha
–enjoy in the Kailasa or in the Nandanodyana (the garden in the heaven) as you like Please come
Thalam : Thriputa, onnam kalam
Oh beauty, while I have come dressed in all splendour and am proposing to you,
you are not even looking at me once.
Ravana Thalam : Thriputa, onnam kalam
Hey Brahma, you have created her with all the special material available.
But why did you make her heart of stone?
Hey Cupid (Kamadeva) , with your five arrows, you have wounded my body Can’t you send one arrow to her?
Her mind is not swaying one bit
What else can I do ? Ladies normally have passion for ornaments and dresses. So I will give her a lot of those and please her.
Hey my servant , please bring those special ornaments and clothes quickly
Thalam: Thriputa, randam kalam - Atantha vattam
Gives ornaments and clothes one by one….
(In order to win Sita’s heart, he makes them say loudly that those ornaments were collected when he conquered heaven, when he defeated Vaishravana etc)
Thalam : Champata
Now let me tell her some attractive words and make her happy