Sri Rama Jayame Jayam
Oothukadu Venkatasubba iyer
(The great Venkata Kavi gives the story of the great Ramayana in a song form.)
Sri Rama jayame jayam,
Chelvathile mudhalakiya vedam,
Cheivathile thalayaagiye bodham,
Uyvathile muthalakiya nadham,
Ulkathile mudhalakiya Geetham.
The victory of Rama is the real victory,
It is the first Veda among all the wealth,
The greatest teaching which has been composed ,
And the first of the entire world
1.Paralum Dasarathan bhagiyamai,
Payasam vaitha thoru pathiramai,
Cheeralum Kosalaikke vaaithathumai,
Dinakaran kulathirkku nethiramai
1.As great luck to Dasaratha who was ruling the world,
As the vessel in which payasam (sweet dish) was kept.
That which happened to the very great Kousalya,
Became the eye to the clan of Sun God
Theeratha Paramananda tharu thiru thava kousikanum kettathu,
Thedi vantha thadagai yenum arakki devaloka muravum kanai pottathu,
AAralum iyalatha Siva dansai alakshiyamaga valaithu pottathu,
Azhakakina Janakan magalai thirumanam kondu Ayodhi Nagar meettathu.
2.He heard the inexhaustible divine joy from the sage Kaushika of great penance ,
He send an arrow to send the Thadaga who came in search of him to land of devas,
He bent without any effort the bow of Lord , which was impossible to handle by any one ,
He married the very pretty daughter of Janama and returned back to Ayodhya.
Parasuraman thiru thavathinai vaangi ,
Pattabhishekam urum cheythiyaal Yengi,
Varam irandal Kakieyi kai ongi,
Vakku thantha padiye pattanam neengi.
3.He received the divine penance done by Parasurama,
He received the news about his coronation,
And then the power of Kaikeyi increased by the boons received by Kaikeyi ,
And as per the words given, he moved away from the town,
Padagil yeri Guhanudan alavalaavi , Mandakini karai kadanthu chendrathu ,
Bhakthiyodu vantha sathiya neri yenum Bharathanukke Padukayum thanthu ,
Adavi thalamana Panchavati chendru alayum mareechanai kondrathu,
Aaruyir deviyai thedum vazhi thanile , Anumathani kande viyan kondathu
4.He got into the boat , taked with Guha and then crossed Ganges and went further,
He gave his sandals to the very truthful Bharatha who came with great devotion,
He reached Panchavati a place in the forest and killed Mareecha who wandered there,
And when he was searching for his life like queen , he saw Lord Hanuman and was surprised.
Vanara mannanudan nesathai kondi ,
Vali thanakkum mokshataye thanthu,
Janakiyai ilangapuri kandu ,
Thavi vandha Hanumanai pugazhndu
5.He then established friendship with the monkey king ,
And gave salvation to Vali ,
And praised Hanuman who saw Janaki in Lanka town,
And came back by jumping and crossing the sea.
THadangal ariyatha kadalinai kadanthagidavum , anai kattiyum nindrathu ,
Thanjamena vandhaVibheeshanaukku , thanaaka Lanka puriyai thanthathu,
Thidam kondu Ravananayum mayakki , chendru irunthu nalai vaa yendrathu,
Jeyam kondu Pushpaka ratha meriyum thirumbi thannangar Ayodhi vanthathu.
6.He constructed a bridge over the sea which was never tied up and crossed it,
He gave the city of Lanka to Vibheeshana who came to surrender to him,
He with force made Ravana faint and told him to go then and come back the next day,
And after victory he climbed the Pushpaka Vimana and came back to his city of Ayodhya.
Nanmani vatta kudai Bharathanum thanga,
Lakshmanan Satrugnanum Chamaram yentha,
POn perum padathinai Anumanum thanga,
Punniya kadallinnulle yavarum neentha.
7.With the great gem like Bharatha holding the round umbrella,
With Lakshmana and Shatrugna swinging the chowries,
With Hanuman holding his gold like feet,
All people were swimming in to the divine sea of blessing.
Bhuviyum vaan ulagum ondru koodi vara, pothisai pada vaazhthiyum nindrathu,
Pongu mangala milanka , Dundhubhi muzhanga , marai mozhi chazhangavum nindrathu,
Thava nirai sindhu gangai , kaviri, godhavari , narmadhai poompunal eendhathu ,
Dandaka mandalam vaithu vasishtarum than kara pattabhishekamum kondathu.
8.Theearth and heavens came together , singing songs of praise and stood there greeting him,
Auspiciousness ebbed, the big drums blared and the Vedas were chanted,
Penance filled precious waters of Sindhu, Ganges, Cauvery , Godavari and Narmadha were brought ,
And sage Vasishta holding a staff and water pot , performed the coronation then.
Kasikkum veesam yena karunayai cheyyum,
Gangaikkum adhikamai mangalam cheyyum,
Vaasiyaam moolathidai manathu arinthe uyyum,
Maamaayai ithai kettal thaanaka poyyum.
9. This prayer would do mercy like a part done by Benares,
Would do more auspiciousness than ganges,
And would make the mind understand the origin and grant him salvation,
And the great illusion would go away as one hears this.
Varithiyai anai katti nadanthathu,
Vanathile malai sumanthu chedrathu,
Vanathile kidantha perum parayai ,
Masu neeki peru vazhvayayum thandathu ,
Kariyamethilum thunayaga nindrathu,
Kalanayum vazhakadiyum vendrathu,
Gathiyiladha kanam , nidhiyena vanthathu ,
Kaviyilum Venkata kaviyum unarnthathu.
10.A dam was built to stop the sea,
A mountain was carried over the sky ,
A big rock which was lying in the forest ,
Was purified and a great life was given to it,
It stood as help in all that we did,
It argued with God of death and won over him,
And when we were helpless , it came like a treasure,
And even Venkata kavi realized because of it.