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Hearing the words of Angada, all those large bodied Vanaras who came back, having arrived at a firm resolution, were waiting for the battle. Restored to confidence by the words of the mighty Angada, those Vanaras, whose energy was well augmented and prowess well elevated, restored to a thrill of rapture and as they were determined to die, marched forward to fight. Ready to abandon their lives, they were engaged in a tumultuous battle.

Lifting up trees and very large mountain rocks, the large bodied Vanaras thereupon briskly ran towards Kumbhakarna. The mighty and valiant Kumbhakarna, who got very much enraged, lifting a mace and frightening his enemies, diffused them on all sides. Seven hundred, eight hundred and thousands of Vanaras struck by Kumbhakarna, lay scattered on the ground.

That highly enraged Kumbhakarna, putting in his mount, (as many as) sixteen or eight or ten or even twenty or thirty Vanaras by his hands and devouring them like. Garuda devouring the Nagas in lots, ran about the battle field. Restored to confidence with difficulty, the Vanaras assembling together from all sides, stood in the battle front, with trees and rocks in their hands. Pulling out a mountain and looking like a hanging cloud, Dvivida the foremost among the Vanaras, ran towards Kumbhakarna, who resembled a mountain peak. Dvivida, springing up, hurled that mountain towards Kumbhakarna. Even without reaching the colossal bodied Kumbhakarna, it however fell on his army.

That excellent mountain crushed the Horses, Elephants and the chariots. Another mountain top, when hurled, crushed the other Rakshasas. Struck by the jerk of the mountain, that great battle field of Rakshasas, with its Horses and charioteers killed, became dampened with blood. The Rakshasas who fight from the chariots, with their terrific roar, at once discarded the heads of the clamouring chiefs of Vanaras, with their arrows, which were resembling at the time of universal dissolution.

Uprooting large trees, the mighty Vanaras too began to destroy the chariots, Horses, Camels and Rakshasas. Staying in the sky, Hanuma showered mountain tops, rocks and various types of trees on Kumbhakarna s head. The mighty Kumbhakarna broken those mountain tops and shattered the torrent of trees with his spike.

Then, taking the dreadful spike in his hand, Kumbhakarna ran towards that terrific army of Vanaras. Taking a mountain peak in his hands, Hanuma stood in front of the approaching Kumbhakarna. The enraged Hanuma struck with violence Kumbhakarna, who was endowed with a magnificent body and looking like the most elevated mountain. Thus attacked by Hanuma, Kumbhakarna was stumbled with a sprinkling of blood and with his limbs succulent with flesh. Holding firmly the spike, which was bright as lightning and looking like a blazing mountain peak, Kumbhakarna struck Hanuma on his chest, as Guha (skanda, the son of shiva) struck Krauncha mountain with his powerful javelin. That Hanuma, struck in his broad chest by the spike in that great combat, was highly perturbed and while vomiting blood from his mouth, awfully roared like the sound of thunderous clouds at the time of dissolution of the world.

Looking at the perturbed Hanuma, all the troops of Rakshasas then suddenly shouted with rejoice. The Vanaras, on their part, felt restless and being oppressed with fear, ran away from the battle field. Thereupon, cheering up the army and stopping them, the mighty Neela then hurled a mountain top on the intellectual Kumbhakarna. Seeing that mountain top befalling on him, Kumbhakarna then struck it with his fist. By that strike of the fist, that mountain top was burst into pieces and fallen down on the ground, with sparks of fire and blaze.

The five excellent Vanaras, viz. Rishabha, Sharabha, Neela, Gavaksha and Gandhamadana marched ahead quickly towards Kumbhakarna. Those five mighty Vanaras struck the large bodied Kumbhakarna from all sides, with crags, trees, palms of their hands, feet and fists in battle. Perceiving those blows merely as the senses of touch, Kumbhakarna was not at all perturbed. He enfolded the greatly agitated Rishabha in his arms.

Squeezed by Kumbhakarna s arms, the awful Rishabha, the foremost among the Vanaras, fell down with blood coming out of his mouth. Then, in battle, the enraged Kumbhakarna, the enemy of Indra, beating Sharabha with his fist and Neela with his knee, struck Gavaksha with a palm of his hand and struck Gandhamadana violently with his feet. Perturbed by the blows given by Kumbhakarna, those Vanaras being moistened with blood, were bewildered and fell down on the ground, like chopped off Kimsuka trees. Seeing those mighty chief commanders of Vanaras falling down on the ground, thousands of Vanaras ran towards Kumbhakarna.

All those champions of Vanaras, looking like mountains, jumping up on Kumbhakarna who was looking like a mountain, ascended him and bit him with their teeth. Those mighty armed excellent Vanaras encountered that Kumbhakarna with their nails, teeth, fists and arms. Covered by thousands of Vanaras that foremost among Rakshasas looking like a mountain, stood out in a crowd, as a hill overgrown with trees.

Seizing all the Vanaras with his arms, that mighty Kumbhakarna devoured them like an enraged Garuda devouring the serpents. Hurled by Kumbhakarna in his mouth which was looking like a hole in the earth, the Vanaras again came out from his nostrils and ears. Kumbhakarna, the best among the Rakshasas, looking like a mountain, was very much enraged and mutilated the Vanaras angrily, before devouring them.

Making the earth dampened with flesh and blood, that Rakshasa, like an excited fire at the time of dissolution, strolled among that army of Vanaras. Wielding a spike in his hand in the battle front, the mighty Kumbhakarna shone like Indra wielding a thunderbolt in his hand and like Yama wielding a noose in his hand. That Kumbhakarna scorched away that army of Vanaras in the same way as the fire scorches away the dried up forests in summer. Those Vanaras, without a commander, having their troops killed and terrified with fear they were being destroyed by Kumbhakarna, roared with rebellious voices.

While Kumbhakarna was destroying them in many ways, the agitated Vanaras sought refuge in Rama, with their distressed minds. Seeing the Vanaras defeated in that great battle, Angada the son of Indra, ran rapidly towards Kumbhakarna. Taking a large mountain top, Angada, roaring repeatedly and frightening all the Rakshasas following Kumbhakarna s heels, hurled the mountain top on Kumbhakarna s head.

Struck on the head with that mountain, that Kumbhakarna, Indra s adversary, with a great rage, was excited and then ran rapidly towards the wrathful Angada. Frightening all the Vanaras with his great roar, the mighty Kumbhakarna hurled his spike at Angada with anger. Knowing that the spike is going to fall on him, the mighty Angada, the chief of the Vanaras, who was skilled in war fare, avoided it with his alacrity.

Jumping up Angada struck on Kumbhakarna s chest, with the palm of his hand. Thus beaten with anger by him, Kumbhakarna resembling a mountain, became giddy. Getting his consciousness, that mighty Rakshasa threw down Angada by tightening his fist with a scorn. Angada fell down unconscious. When that Angada the foremost among the Vanaras fell down unconscious on the ground, Kumbhakarna ran towards Sugreeva, taking that spike in his hand. Then, seeing the mighty Kumbhakarna coming suddenly towards him, the valiant Sugreeva, the king of the Vanaras, sprang up all at once.

Uplifting and tightly holding a mountain top, the mighty Sugreeva ran towards the sturdy Kumbhakarna with speed. Seeing that Sugreeva coming rapidly towards him, Kumbhakarna, with all his limbs braced, stood facing the king of Vanaras. Seeing Kumbhakarna who stood devouring the Vanaras and with his body smeared with the blood of the Vanaras, Sugreeva spoke as follows:

"You struck down eminent Vanaras. You have done a very difficult act. You have devoured the armies. You obtained a great fame." "Leave that army of Vanaras. What will you do with these common beings? O Rakshasa! You bear up against the falling of this one mountain being hurled by me." Hearing those words, endowed with strength and courage, spoken by Sugreeva, Kumbhakarna, the foremost of Rakshasas, spoke the following words:

"O Vanara! You are the grandson of Lord Brahma and even the son of Riksharaja (sprung from the yawn of Brahma) endowed with firmness and valour. Why do you roar?" Hearing the words of Kumbhakarna, Sugreeva, firmly holding the mountain, hurled it quickly on him. He struck Kumbhakarna s chest by that mountain, which was as strong enough as Indra s thunderbolt. Soon after falling on his broad chest, that mountain was crushed to pieces. Then, the Vanaras were suddenly distressed. The troops of Rakshasas roared with rejoice. Struck by the mountain top, that Kumbhakarna was enraged and roared with his mouth wide open with anger. Holding firmly the spike, which was emitting a flash of lightning, he hurled it to kill Sugreeva, the king of Vanaras and Rikshas.

Hanuma, jumping up and holding with his arms that sharp spike, furnished with golden wreaths, and propelled by Kumbhakarna s arms, wreaths, and smashed it rapidly. Then, the rejoiced Hanuma, placing on his knee, that large spike made of iron weighing twenty thousand Tulas, broke it. Seeing Hanuma breaking the spike, that army of Vanaras was rejoiced, roared several times and came back quickly from all quarters.

Then, the frightened Kumbhakarna became down cast. Those Vanaras were rejoiced and made a lion s roar. Seeing the fate of spike in such a broken condition, they adored Hanuma. Seeing that spike broken in that way, that mighty Kumbhakarna was enraged. Uprooting a crest from Malaya mountain standing in the vicinity of Lanka and approaching Sugreeva, he struck him with it. Struck by the mountain top in battle, that Sugreeva fell unconscious on the ground. Seeing him falling unconscious on the ground in battle, the Rakshasas wee exceedingly pleased and cried out loudly.

Seizing hold of that Sugreeva having wonderful and terrific prowess in battle, that Kumbhakarna took him away, as an impetuous wind takes away a cloud. Lifting up Sugreeva appearing like a huge cloud in the battle field and marching forward, Kumbhakarna shone like Mount Meru, distinguished by its very high and formidable peak. Then, being praised in the battle field by the Rakshasas for having seized hold of Sugreeva and hearing the sounds of the Devas who were wondering at the seizure of Sugreeva, Kumbhakarna the valiant chief of Rakshasas, sallied forth. While taking away that Sugreeva looking like Indra, Kumbhakarna the adversary of Indra and having the prowess of Indra, thought, "If he is killed, all this army including Rama gets destroyed."

Seeing the army of Vanaras running away hither and thither and Sugreeva the Vanara even being taken away by Kumbhakarna, the intellectual Hanuma, the son of Vayu thought as follows: "While Sugreeva is being taken away in this way, what is to be done by me? I shall certainly do that which is justifiable to be done by me. Growing to the size of a mountain, I shall destroy this Kumbhakarna." "Let all the Vanaras be delighted while Sugreeva the king of Vanaras is liberated and the mighty Kumbhakarna, with his body crumbled by the blows of my fists, killed by me in battle."

"Even otherwise, this Sugreeva can win the freedom himself despite he is taken away by Devas including Asuras and Uragas." "I think Sugreeva is not yet conscious of his self, as Kumbhakarna struck him with the blow of a mountain in the battle." "Regaining his consciousness within a moment in this great battle, this Sugreeva will do what is good for himself and for his Vanaras."

"If I liberate this great souled Sugreeva, there will be a painful dislike for him and a perpetual in fame." Therefore, I shall wait for a while, for the king to show his prowess. Meanwhile, I shall cheer up the scattered army of Vanaras." Thinking in this way, Hanuma the son of Vayu, then again brought firmness to the large army of Vanaras. Taking that Sugreeva who was throbbing, that kumbhakarna entered the City of Lanka, where he was greatly revered with showers of foremost flowers by the citizens staying in celestial cars, streets, houses and gate ways of temples.

Sprinkled by those showers of pop corn and fragrant waters and due to the coolness of the royal roads, the mighty Sugreeva gradually regained his consciousness. The great souled Sugreeva, who was interposed between Kumbhakarna s shoulders, regaining his consciousness with great difficulty and observing the royal highway of the city, repeatedly thought (as follows): "Having been captivated in this way, what should I do now? I have to do a proper act now which is desirable and beneficial to the Vanaras."

Thus thinking, Sugreeva tore asunder Kumbhakarna s ears by his nails as also nose by his teeth and ribs by his feet. Torn asunder with teeth and nails by Sugreeva, that Kumbhakarna with his ears and nose deprived and his limbs moistened with blood, was subdued with rage, threw Sugreeva down on the floor and crushed him. Crushed down on the floor by that terrific Kumbhakarna and struck by the Rakshasas, Sugreeva moved with speed like a ball towards the sky and got united with Rama.

Bereft of his ears and nose, the mighty Kumbhakarna, pouring out blood, shone like a mountain with its streaming cascades. Kumbhakarna the Rakshasa and the brother of Ravana, having his large body bathed in blood, frightful in appearance, vomiting blood with rage, and looking like a mound of black antimony shone akin to a cloud with an evening twilight. With his face directed towards the battle front, Kumbhakarna the terrific Rakshasa made up his mind to continue his combat. After the departure of Sugreeva, Kumbhakarna the adversary of Indra, with a rage, marched ahead quickly for the battle. Finding out that he is then without any weapon, the dreadful Kumbhakarna got possession of a hammer like weapon. Starting from the city quickly, that mighty Kumbhakarna then devoured that huge army of Vanaras in battle, like the devour of people by the augmented fire at the time of dissolution of the world.

Penetrating that huge army of Vanaras, Kumbhakarna who was greedily desirous of flesh and blood in hunger, due to his deep bewilderment in battle, ate away even the Rakshasas, Vanaras, Pisachas and Rikshas. He devoured the principal Vanaras just as the death devours people at the time of the end of the world. The enraged Kumbhakarna, quickly taking with his single hand, the Vanaras and Rakshasas, in one s two s, three s or in many and hurled them into his mouth Struck with mountain peaks, by the Vanaras, the mighty Kumbhakarna, then, gushing forth his flesh and blood, devoured the Vanaras.

Thereupon, those Vanaras, who were being devoured, sought Rama as their refuge. The very much enraged Kumbhakarna, while eating away the Vanaras, marched forward. Grasping a hundred, a seven, an eight, a twenty and a thirty with his arms, Kumbhakarna was devouring the Vanaras and running about in the battle field. Having his entire body besmeared with flesh, marrow and blood together with wreaths of tangled viscera hung over his ears, the Rakshasa with his very sharp teeth, rained spikes on the Vanaras, like Yama, the god of death, risen to power at the end of the world cycle.

Immediately, Lakshmana the son of Sumitra, the annihilator of the foe s army and conqueror of the cities of adversaries, commenced the battle with a rage. The valiant Lakshmana pierced seven arrows into the body of Kumbhakarna. He took some more arrows and released them too. Tormented by that weapon of Lakshmana, that Rakshasa destroyed it completely. Thereupon, the aggressive Lakshmana was enraged. Then, Lakshmana covered the shining and charming golden armour of Kumbhakarna with his arrows, even as the wind would make an evening twilight cloud completely disappear.

Kumbhakarna, looking like a mound of collyrium, tormented by the arrows, decked with gold, shone like the radiant sun with its rays screened by clouds. Then, that terrific Rakshasa, with a thunderous noise of multiple clouds, spoke the following words disrespectfully to Lakshmana. "You declared your heroism fearlessly in battle, by attacking me, who has conquered even the lord of death effortlessly in a combat."

"Anyone who even stands before me, the god of death, holding forth a weapon in a great battle here, is venerable. What to tell about a person who bestows battle on me?" "Even the powerful Indra, who mounted Airavata the Elephant and accompanied by all Devas, did not ever stand before me in battle." "O Lakshmana! Today, I am gratified by your strength and abilities. Taking leave of you, I desire to march forward towards Rama."

"Because I have been gratified by you by way of your ability, strength and firmness in battle, I for my part desire to kill Rama alone, for when he is killed, all the army will be killed." "When Rama is killed by me battle here, I will make my army to fight with others who remain on the battle filled and destroy them." To that Rakshasa in battle, who has given his opinion thus, abounding in enology, Lakshmana as though bursting with laughter, spoke the following extremely terrific words: "O brave Rakshasa! You are telling that while you show your prowess, the heroes like Indra and others feel unbearable it is true. Just now, I have seen your prowess. But, see Rama the son of Dasaratha, standing here unmoving like a mountain."

Hearing in this manner, that mighty Kumbhakarna the Rakshasa, brushing aside Lakshmana and crossing him, ran, as though he is causing an earth quake, towards Rama. Thereupon, Rama, the son of Dasaratha, employing a spell (used to charm arrows) called Raudra, discharged sharp arrows into Kumbhakarna s chest. Flames of fire mixed with particles of charcoal came forth from the face of Kumbhakarna, who was thus struck and who was running quickly towards Rama.

That foremost among Rakshasas, struck by Rama s arrow, roaring terribly with rage, making the Vanaras to run away in battle, ran himself towards Rama. Those arrows, adorned with peacock s plumes, penetrated into his chest. His mace dropped off from his hand and fell on the ground. All his weapons fell scattered on the ground. Considering himself as weaponless, that mighty Kumbhakarna then fought fiercely with his fists and arms.

That Kumbhakarna, with his body struck fiercely by arrows and bathed in blood, poured forth blood, even as a mountain would pour forth a cascade. With a terrific wrath, he felt insensible with blood. He roamed about, devouring the Vanaras, Rakshasas and Rikshas. Then, that Kumbhakarna, comparable to Yama of terrific prowess and strength, firmly holding a fearful mountain peak, hurled it towards Rama. While that mountain peak was still on its way and had not yet reached him Rama, fixing together his well known bow and arrows, split the mountain in the middle, with seven straight going arrows.

Then, Rama, the virtuous man and the elder brother of Bharata, split the large mountain peak which was hurled by Kumbhakarna at that time, with his variegated arrows made of gold. That mountain peak, in the form of a peak of Mount Meru, as if shining with splendour, while falling, caused two hundred Vanaras to fall. At that time, considering various strategies appropriate for killing Kumbhakarna, the righteous Lakshmana spoke to Rama as follows:

"O king! He is not able to recognize who the Vanaras are and who the Rakshasas are. Intoxicated with the smell of blood, he is devouring his own persons and also others." "Let the foremost of Vanaras ascend well upon his body from all sides. Following the commanders of their troops, let the Vanara leaders stand, surrounding him." "If we do in that way, that evil minded Rakshasa would be harassed by the huge weight, making him to crawl on the floor and cannot kill the other Vanaras."

Hearing those words of that intelligent Lakshmana, those Vanaras were rejoiced and mounted on the body of Kumbhakarna. Kumbhakarna, when climbed upon by the Vanaras, was enraged and shook them off with violence, as a vicious Elephant would shake off its mahout. Seeing the Vanaras shaken down, Rama on his part understanding that he was enraged, jumped up speedily towards the Rakshasa and took an excellent bow. The heroic Rama, enraged with red hot eyes, as though he was scorching the enemy with his looks, walked with speed, causing delight to all the leaders of the Vanara troops, who were tormented with the fear of Kumbhakarna and quickly marched towards the Rakshasa.

Taking in his hand, a terrific bow with a firmly fastened cord looking like a snake and looking variegated with its crust of gold, with a quiver full of excellent arrows fastened on his back and fully restoring the Vanaras to confidence, that Rama quickly marched forward. That mighty and heroic Rama, who was highly unconquerable, accompanied by Lakshmana, duly marched forward, surrounded by those troops of Vanaras. The mighty Rama saw the powerful Kumbhakarna, the annihilator of enemies, wearing a crown and his eyes blood red with anger.

Rama saw the angry Kumbhakarna, chasing all, like the mythical Elephant guarding one of the quarters, searching for the Vanaras, enraged as he was and surrounded by the Rakshasas. Rama saw that Kumbhakarna, looking like Vindhya and Mandara mountains, adorned with armlets of gold, emitting blood from his mouth and appearing as a rising rainy cloud. Rama saw that Kumbhakarna, who was licking the corners of his mouth which were bathed in blood, all they way trampling the Vanaras and resembling Yama in the form of all destroying time.

Seeing that Kumbhakarna, the foremost of Rakshasas, having a splendour of blazing fire, Rama, the excellent of men, then stretched his bow. Enraged by the twang of Rama s bow, Kumbhakarna, the foremost of Rakshasas, not tolerating that sound, ran towards Rama. Thereupon, Rama spoke to the dashing Kumbhakarna looking like a cloud driven by the wind, whose arms were like the coils of Vasuki (the king of nagas) and appearing like a mountain in the battle field (as follows): "O leader of the Rakshasas! Come on. Do not regret. I sand, wielding a bow in my hand. Know me to be the annihilator of the race of Rakshasas. You will be dead within a moment."

Coming to know that he was Rama, Kumbhakarna laughed in a rebellious tone and ran up enraged towards the Vanaras, driving them away in the battle field. That Kumbhakarna of great splendour, as though bursting the hearts of all the Vanaras, laughed unnaturally as also awfully and spoke the following words to Rama: I am neither to be considered as Viradha nor Kabandha nor Khara nor Vali nor Maricha. It is Kumbhakarna who arrived here."

"See my large terrific hammer, completely made of Iron. By it, the Devas and Danavas were conquered by me before." "You need not treat me with contempt, as I am deprived of my ear and nose. To me, there is no agony even indeed a little, for having lost the ear and the nose." "O faultless excellent Rama born in Ikshvaku dynasty! Show your prowess on my limbs. After seeing your strength and prowess, I will be devouring you."

Hearing the words of Kumbhakarna, that Rama released plumed arrows. Even after struck by them, whose speed was equal to a thunderbolt, that Rakshasa was neither shaken nor afflicted. Those arrows, which chopped off the Sala trees and killed Vali the foremost of Vanaras, could not torment Kumbhakarna s body which was like a thunderbolt. Sucking those arrows with his body, as mountains suck up torments of water, that Kumbhakarna, flourishing his hammer with terrible speed, hindered the tremendous speed of Rama s arrows. Then, flourishing that hammer which was smeared with blood and which can frighten the great army of Devas, in terrific speed, that Rakshasa scared away the army of Vanaras.

Thereupon, taking a great missile called Vayavya, Rama hurled it on the Rakshasa. By that weapon, he chopped off Kumbhakarna s arm along with the hammer. With his arm chopped off, Kumbhakarna roared tumultuously. That Kumbhakarna s arm, identical to a mountain peak, which was chopped off by Rama s arrow, fell along with the hammer on that army of Sugreeva and killed that regiment of Vanaras. Those Vanaras who had escaped being broken and slain by that arm, though dejected with their tormented limbs and taking recourse to the sides, witnessed a highly terrific encounter between Rama and Kumbhakarna.

Having an arm chopped off by the arrow like a mountain peak chopped off by a gigantic sword, that Kumbhakarna with his another arm, pulled up a tree by its roots and then ran towards Rama the lord of men in that battle front. By his arrow, which was made variegated by gold and furnished with a mystic spell of Indra used for charming it, Rama chopped off Kumbhakarna s remaining arm, appearing like the coil of a serpent along with his uprooted palm tree. That Kumbhakarna s arm, which appeared like a hill, was chopped off and fell down on the ground. Wallowing hither and thither, it dashed with trees, rocks, Vanaras and Rakshasas.

Seeing Kumbhakarna with his arms chopped off, abruptly with a roar, coming upon him and taking two sharp arrows with a shape of a half moon each, Rama chopped off the feet of the Rakshasa in that battle. Creating a resound everywhere in all directions, even in hill caves, in the great ocean, in Lanka as also in the armies of Vanaras and Rakshasas, Kumbhakarna s feet fell down. Widely opening his mouth like the mouth of a submarine fire and roaring, Kumbhakarna whose arms and feet were cut off, ran (with thighs) quickly towards Rama, like Rahu the seizer Asura going to seize the moon in the sky. Rama filled up Kumbhakarna s mouth with sharply pointed arrows, having shafts covered with gold. With his mouth full of arrows, Kumbhakarna was unable to speak. He moaned with difficulty and even became unconscious.

Thereupon, that Rama got hold of an arrow spelled with a missile presided over by Indra effulgent as sun s rays, resembling the rod of Brahma the lord of creation as also the destructive Kala, the Time Spirit, and having its speed equal to the wind. Rama discharged against the Rakshasa, that arrow, whose shaft was inlaid with diamonds and gold, which was shining as the dazzling sun and fire set ablaze, and which vied with the speed of Indra s thunderbolt. That arrow, propelled by Rama s arm, with a terrific aspect like the smokeless fire, having a formidable energy of Indra s thunderbolt and illuminating the ten quarters with its own splendour, proceeded forward.

That Rama slashed Kumbhakarna s head, which was looking like a huge mountain peak, having well rounded tusks and with charming and quivering ear rings, as like Indra the destroyer of strong holds, in the past, chopped off the head of Vritra, the Asura of darkness and drought. The large Kumbhakarna s head, adorned with ear rings, shone like the moon being in the middle, when the constellation, Punarvasu (presided over by aditi the mother of devas and consisting of twin stars) has risen at the night. That Rakshasa s head, equal in size to a mountain, struck by Rama s arrow, fell down. It broke the buildings on the king s high way and their gates as also threw down that high rampart.

Then, that colossal Rakshasa of a great splendour fell into the sea. It crushed the principal alligators, beautiful fishes as also snakes and entered the bowels of the earth. While that mighty Kumbhakarna, the enemy of Brahmanas and Devas was killed in battle, the earth and mountains shook. Even the Devas raised a tumultuous roar with joy. Then, Devarshis, great Sages Pannagas, Devas, Bhutas, Suparnas Guhyakas, including troops of Yakshas and Gandharvas standing in the sky, were rejoiced at Rama s prowess. Thereupon, at the mere sight of Rama, Ravana s relatives were perturbed at the killing of Ravana of great intelligence and loudly roared, as Elephants roar at the sight of a lion.

Having destroyed Kumbhakarna in battle, that Rama shone in the midst of the army of Vanaras, in the same way as the sun shines in the midst of the celestial world, having destroyed darkness, duly getting delivered from the mouth of Rahu. Several Vanaras were highly rejoiced, with their faces flowing like full blown lotuses. They adored Rama, who was dangerous to be attacked and as a beloved young man, killed an enemy possessing a terrible strength. By killing Kumbhakarna, who tormented the army of Devas and who was not defeated at any time in great battles, Rama was rejoiced in the same way as Indra was rejoiced in killing Vritra, the great Asura.

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