Srimad Ramayanam-Sundara Kanda Churukkam
From the material of
Sumithra Narasimhan , Karur
(Here is a summary of Sundara Kandam in simple but magnificient Tamil verse .It can easily be chanted within two minutes. This is in the collection of Stotras of Smt.Sumithra Narasimhan .She is a great devotee of The Karya Sidhi Anjaneyar temple , Situated in Nerur which is near Karur. It is the same place where the Jeeva Samadhi of the great saint Sadashiva Brahmendral is located. With an aim in popularizing this great wealth of information, she had got it typed and freely distributing to devotees. One such copy reach me in Bangalore. I was so captivated that I translated it in to English within one hour , contacted Smt.Sumithra to permit me to use the on line platform to popularize it.She not only agreed but told me that Karya Sidhi Vinayagar would bless me .I am sure that each and every one of you who reads this would be blessed by the great Anjaneya and all your desires would be fulfilled.)
1.Ithai dinamum padippavarkalukku kashtangal chaduthilyil,
Marayum , vethrikal viravil odi varum.
1.Sufferings would speedily vanish and victory would ,
Come running to those who read this daily.
2.Sundara kandam yendru peyar cholluvaar,
Sukham tharum sorghum yendru karuthil kolvar.
2.This book is called Sundara Kandam,
And people say that it would lead us to heaven ,
Where we get pleasure.
3.Kanden Sithai yena kakuthanidam chonna,
Karunai migu Rama bhakthan aanjaneyar perumai ithu.
3.This story is about the greatness of Hanuman the devotee of Rama,
Who told Rama “I have seen Sita.”
4.Anjanai maindan alai kadal thandave,
Aayathamaki nindrar , Rama banam poalave ,
Rakshasar manai nokki Raja gambheerathodu,
Rama dhoothanum virainthe chendraar.
4.That son of Anjana stood ready ,
To cross the sea, just like an arrow of Rama,
That emissary of Rama went towards,
The home of the Rakshasa with Royal splendour.
5.Angadhanum Jambhavanum anaithu vanarangalum,
Anbudan vidai koduthu vazhiyanuppinare ,
Vaanavargal danavargal varunaadhi devargal,
Vazhiyellam nindru poo maari pozhinthanare.
5.Angadha , Jambhavan and all other monkeys ,
Gave him leave to go with love and bid him farewell,
And devas , Dhanavas , Devas like Varuna ,
Stood all over the way and showered flowers like rain.
6.Mainaka Parvatham Maruthiyai upacharithu ,
Maruthiyum Mainakathai trupthi cheithu,
Sirasiyai vethri kondu , simhikayai vadham cheithu,
Saanthoshamai samudhram thandi ILangai chernthaar.
6.The Mainaka mountain hospitably treated Hanuman,
And Hanuman satisfied that Mainaka ,
And then he won over Sirasa, killed Simhika,
And then with happiness crossed the ocean and reached Lanka.
7.Idukkaka pesiya Ilangayin Devathayai,
Ida kayyal dandithavan idayathai kavarkiraan,
Azhakaana ilangayil Janakiyai ,
Angum ingum thediye Asoka vanathil kandaan,
7.He punished with his left hand the goddess of Lanka ,
And stole the heart of the Goddess,
And then searching for Sita here and there,
In the pretty Lanka , he saw her in Asoka forest.
8..Simshuba marathadiyil Sri ramanai dhyanam cheyyum,
Sita pirattiyai kandu chitham kalnginaar ,
Ravanan vegunda Rakshasiyar Kalangida ,
Vaidehi arandida vanthaan thuyar thudaikka.
8.He was mentally upset seeing Lady Sita ,
Sitting below a shimsubha tree and meditating on Rama,
When Ravana became angry and made the Rakshasis upset ,
And seeing Vaidehi scared , He came to remove her sorrow.
9.Kanayaazhiyai koduthu Jayaraman charitham cholli,
Choodamaniyai pethra Sundara Aanjaneyar,
Annayin kanner kandu , arakkan mel kopam kondu,
Asoka vanam azhithu angirunthavarai ozhithaan.
9.That pretty Hanuman gave the signet ring,
Told her the story of victorious Rama and got her hair brooch from her,
And seeing her tears , he became very angry on that Rakshasa,
And then destroyed the Asoka forest and destroyed people who were there.
10.Brahmasthrathaal pinaithitta Anjaneeyar ,
Pattabhiraman thaan perumayai yeduthuraikka ,
Vegunda Ilangai vendhan , vayyungal thee valukkindraan,
Vaitha neruppinaal venthathe Ilangai nagar.
10.When Hanuman was tied by Brahmasthra ,
And when he told Ravana the greatness of Rama,
That king of Lanka who became angry ,said, “light fire to his tail”,
And with the fire lighted there , the entire city of Lanka was burnt.
11.Arakkanin aganthayai azhithitta anumaanum,
Annai janakiyidam anumathi pethru kondaan,
AAkaya margathil aanjaneyar thaavi vandhaar ,
Annai kandu vita aanandathil mei maranthaar.
11.That Hanuman who destroyed the pride of the Rakshasa,
Took permission to leave from mother Janaki ,
And that hanuman jumped through the way of sky,
And in the joy of having seen the mother forgot himself in joy.
12.AAraatha sokathil aazhnthiruntha Ramanidam,
Kai koopi kanden Seethyai yendraar,
Vaidehi vai mozhiyai adayaalamai cholliya ,
Chollin selvar , Ramanidam choodamaniyai alithaar.
12.To the Rama who was drowned in unquenchable sorrow,
He offered salutations and said “I have seen Sita “,
After telling the proof that was orally told by Sita,
That master of words, gave the hair brooch to Rama.
13.Manam kaninthu maaruthiyai maarbodu anaitha Ramar,
Maithiliyai chirai meetkka maru kanam chithamaanaar,
AAzh kadalil arpudamai anai katti padaikal choozha ,
Anumanum ilakkuvanum udan vara pura pettar.
13.Rama with a melting mind hugged Hanuman to his chest,
And immediately became ready to free Sita from prison,
Built a wonderful Dam on the ocean and surrounded by the army,
And accompanied by Hanuman and Lakshmana departed.
14.Azhithittan Ravananai , ozhithittan Adharmathai,
Annai Sita deviyai chrai meetu adainthittan,
Ayothi chendru Ramar jegam pugazha aakshi cheithar,
Avanai saran adainthorkku avan arul yendrum undu.
14.He destroyed Ravana , Completely removed actions against Dharma,
Released Sita from prison and joined with her ,
And Rama went to Ayodhya and with the praise of world ruled,
And They who surrender to him , His grace would always be there.
15.Yengengu Raghu Raman keerthanamo angellam,
Karam kuvithu , manam urugi , neer chorinthu , aanadathil moozhgi,
Ketkum paripoorna Bhakthane, Sri Anjaneyar unnai,
Panikindrom , Pala murai unnai panigindrom.
15Oh Hanuman who with folded hands , with a melting mind ,
Shedding tears and drowning in joy hears wherever the song of Rama is sung,
Who is a complete devotee , we salute you,
We salute you again , again and again.