Kottayam Thampuran's attakathha


Men and gods together


Men and gods – together they come against –

even then, I have no fears.


I'm the able son of wind  – 

without knowing that – do not utter madness – as if to cowards

Evil-minded, without delay, go away, hey large monkey, from the way.

Hey king, I have not followed the formalities

Exhibiting sharp eyes, and insulting like this again again Bheema continued.  He was observed by the exhausted old monkey (Hanuman) and the latter spoke thus to Bheema.
Hey, king, I have not followed the formalities 
Please do not be angry about that, hey king.
By old age,  I am unable to walk and  tired –
I stay here for long you be please informed
None among men does walk through this way–
hey valorous, please know that.

Who is this coming here

Sloka 1:
Requested thus by wife, Bheema, the shining one, holding a club, approached mount Gandhamadana.  By his stamping of foot, the inhabitant creatures were thrown away,  It was as if the mountain itself was screaming.

Sloka 2:

The beautiful  Panchali’s swift looks – that fell on him – provided as the food for way.  Taking that, that adventurous Bheema, walked, terrifying all the creatures and arrived at the Gardens.

Sloka 3:

Hey, deer-eyed


Hey, deer-eyed, as desired by you,I will bring-

the beautiful Sougandhikam flowers , without delay.
Even if it is on a mountain or even in the heaven,
it is not difficult to satisfy your wish with my valour.





Oh daughter of King Panchala

One of those days which was favourable for lovers, in the forest among the beautiful creepers, the son of Wind (Vayu), in a romantic mood, told thus to his wife….
Oh daughter of King Panchala
Oh lotus-eyed one and the abode of Kamadeva*
Continously you traverse in the forest –
due to that don't be disheartend.
Creepers after creepers – walking through them,
having absorbed the fragrances of the flowers gently,