Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 26 Aug 2011 13:32 and updated at 26 Aug 2011 13:32
BOOK 6: YUDDA KANDA
Hearing Atikaya having been killed in the hands of the great souled Lakshmana, Ravana was worried and spoke as follows: Dhumraksha, who was greatly impatient Akampana who was excellent among all wielders of weapons, Prahasta and Kumbhakarna were killed by Rama, who was unwearied in battle. The mighty and valiant Rakshasas longing for battle, who conquer the adversaries, who was never defeated in battle by the enemies they along with their enemies were killed. Many other mighty warriors. That day, Indrajit, my son, whose strength and prowess are renowned, bound both Rama and Lakshmana, the brothers with terrific arrows, on which boons had been conferred.
That terrific bind of arrow cannot be released by any Sura or a mighty Asura or by Yakshas or Gandharvas or Pannagas. Rama and Lakshmana, the two brothers were released from that tie of arrows either by their power or by their sorcery or by their marvel I do not know that. All of those valiant Rakshasa warriors set out for battle, at my command, were killed by those exceptionally mighty Vanaras. I do not find any Rakshasa, who can destroy the valiant Rama along with Lakshmana, Sugreeva and Vibhishana accompanied by their army in battle now.
By Ramas valour, the Rakshasas were destroyed. Alas! How great is Ramas strength! How great is the power of his arrow! Some regiments of the army have to protect this City and even Ashoka garden where Seetha is being guarded, vigilantly on all sides. We should know the locations of army regiments and also the places where persons are exiting and entering at all times, again and again. O Rakshasas! Stay on all sides with your respective armies. The various positioning of those Vanaras are to be watched.
Indifference should not be shown to Vanaras in any way at any time, either at evening or at midnight or at dawn. You have watch whether the army of adversaries is fervently active or advancing or staying where it was. Hearing those words of Ravana, all the mighty Rakshasas then precisely carried it out forthwith in its totality. Having thus instructed all of them, Ravana the king of Rakshasas, suffering from prickly sorrow and depression, penetrated deeply into his palace.
Blazed as he was with a fire of anger, Ravana the mighty lord of Rakshasas, then remained broading about the loss of his son Atikaya() and also sighing again and again.