BOOK 6: YUDDA KANDA
Hearing the words of Ravana, those Rakshasas who were strong, stupid and without moral conduct, all raising up their joined palms and spoke to Ravana the king of Rakshasas, without knowing the strengths of their enemys side (as follows):
Oh, king! Our army, equipped with iron bars, javelins, double edged swords, darts and sharp edged spears, is very great. Why are you getting worried? After proceeding to Bhogavati city, the Nagas there were defeated by you. Kubera who resides on the peak of Mount Kailasa, surrounded by many Yakshas surrendered to you after doing a great battle. Oh, Lord! By your rage, Kubera who was boasting himself for his friendship with Lord Shiva and said to be a guardian of the world possessing great strength, was defeated by you in battle.
Throwing down a group of Yakshas, after causing a flutter among them and taking them in prison, this aerial car Pushpaka() was procured by you from Mount Kailasa. Oh, the best of Rakshasas! By Maya, the lord of Rakshasas, Mandodari his daughter was given to you in marriage, due to fear from you and duly desiring your friendship. Oh, mighty armed! Madhu Kumbhinasis (your sisters) husband, another ruler of Rakshasas, who was proud of his valour and who was difficult to be defeated, was taken into your subjugation, your having won a battle against him. Oh, mighty armed! After moving down to Rasatala, the you conquered the Nagas. Vasuki Takshaka, Saukha and Jati were conquered by you and captivated as your subjects.
Oh, annihilator of enemies, Commander of Rakshasas and the Lord! You after performing a battle for a year by you mighty Rakshasas who were beyond destruction, who were valiant and who obtained boons (for immortality) were defeated using your own strength in combat. Several fascinating tricks also were learnt from them. Oh, illustrious king! Varunas sons, valiant strong and who were followed by an army having four limbs (viz. Elephants, chariots, cavalry and infantry) were defeated by you in a battle. Oh, king! After entering a great ocean in the shape of Yamas realm, with a huge alligator in the form of deaths rod of punishment, adorned with silk cotton trees (bristling with thorns to be used a weapons), turbulent with a huge wave in the shape of noose of Kala with Nagas in the form of Yamas servants and difficult to be conquered on account of mighty Jvara and churning the sea in the form of Yamas forces, a great victory was obtained and death warded off by you. All the people there were delighted to see your good battle.
The earth was filled, like with big trees, with many warriors who were strong with a courage equal to that Devendra. Oh, King! Rama was not equal to them in combat, by their valour excellence and energy. Those warriors, who were difficult to be overcome in battle, were overpowered and killed by you. Oh, emperor! Why exertion to you? You remain here. Oh, emperor! This Indrajit alone can destroy the Vanaras.
Oh, emperor! After performing an excellent sacrifice to propitiate Maheshvara, a boon very rare to be obtained in the world, was acquired by him. Approaching that huge ocean of army of Celestials, whose fish are lanes and spheres, whose guts thrown asunder as duck weeds, whose turtles are the Elephants, whose frogs are the teeming Horses, infested with Alligators in the form of Rudras and Adityas with Uragas, Maruts and Vasus, having chariots Horses and Elephants for its volume of waters and the sandy Elephants for its volume of waters and the sandy banks its infantry, Devendra was captured by him and was impelled to come to Lanka (as a detenu). Oh, king! Having been released by the orders of your grand father Brahma, Devendra who killed Shambara and Vritra and who was adored by all Devas, went back to heaven. "Oh, Emperor! You send that Indrajit alone, so that the army of Vanaras together with Rama will be brought to an end.
"Oh, king! This unbefitting danger has come froma a man who is ordinary. It is not to be kept by you in mind, you will kill Rama."