Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 30 Aug 2011 09:46 and updated at 30 Aug 2011 09:46


vrm.5.6 Hanuma with great prowess, and one with great speed, jumped for the house of Prahasta and from there leapt for another house that of Mahaparshva.
vrm.5.42 Hearing of large army of Rakshasas having been killed, that Ravana with his eyes rolling rapidly with anger, ordered Jambumali, son of Prahasta, who was unequal in prowess and admirably unconquerable in battle.
vrm.5.44 Jambumali, the Rakshasa with great tusks, wielding a bow, donning crimson garlands and clothes, wearing beautiful chaplet and charming ear rings, possessing a gigantic body, having round and open eyes, the Rakshasa causing diseases, unconquerable in battle, a strong Rakshasa and the son of Prahasta, commanded by Ravana, started stretching with rashness his big bow resembling a rain bow garnished splendorous arrows and which brilliance was similar to that of a lightening and produced a sound like that of a thunder.
vrm.5.44 Since the mighty son of Prahasta was killed, that Ravana rolling his red eyes with rage, immediately ordered the sons of ministers possessing high strength and prowess, to go to the battle.
vrm.5.49 Durdhara, Prahasta, Mahaparshva the Rakshasa and the counselor Nikumbha and looked like the entire terrestrial globe enclosed by four oceans.
vrm.5.50 That king Ravana, becoming enraged with red hot eyes, spoke the following concise and meaningful words relevant to that occasion, to Prahasta, his chief of ministers.
vrm.5.50 Hearing the words of Ravana, Prahasta spoke the following words to Hanuma, Take courage! Happiness to you! You need not get frightened, O Vanara! O Vanara! If Indra has sent you to the abode of Ravana, tell me the truth.
vrm.5.50 Hearing the words of Prahasta, Hanuma spoke to Ravana the Lord of Rakshasas as follows, "I am not a messenger of Indra or Yama or Varuna.
vrm.5.54 Jumping down on Prahasta s house, the valiant Hanuma, with great swiftness, having strength equal to wind, scattering fire on it, jumped over from there, to another house belonging to Mahaparshva.
vrm.5.58 "Then, Ravana dispatched Jambumali, the son of Prahasta together with numerous dreadful Rakshasas having terrific forms.
vrm.6.8 A valiant Rakshasa by name Prahasta, the commander in chief, appearing like a dark cloud, joined his palms in salutation and spoke these words.
vrm.6.9 Then, Nikumbha, Rabhasa, the exceedingly strong Surya satru, Suptaghna, Yajakopa, Mahaparshva and Mahodara, the unconquerable Rakshasas Agniketu and Rasmiketu, then the powerful son of Ravana named Indrajit endowed with great energy, Prahasta and Virupaksha, Vajradamshtra who was extraordinarily strong, Dhumarksha and Atikaya and the Rakshasa by name Durmukha, carrying iron clubs, sharp edged spears, spikes, darts, javelins and axes, bows with excellent arrows and swords shining like a vast expanse of water, and who were all extremely enraged, and flaming as it were with glory, those Rakshasas rose up and spoke to Ravana as follows.
vrm.6.11 Suka and Prahasta followed suit.
vrm.6.12 Then, Ravana an eminent person in the assembly, having seen all that gathering, instructed Prahasta the chief of his army as follows: "O, commander! You are allowed to issue an order to see that well trained warriors belonging to the four divisions of the army viz.
vrm.6.12 Prahasta, resolute in his mind to follow the king s orders stationed the whole army both outside as well as inside the city.
vrm.6.12 Thereafter, Prahasta after keeping the whole army in defence of the city, sat in front of the king and spoke as follows: Your army, as strong as you are, has been positioned both outside and inside the city.
vrm.6.12 Hearing the words of Prahasta, who wished the welfare of the kingdom, king Ravana, with a desire to obtain happiness, spoke in the desire midst of his friends as follows:
vrm.6.14 Hearing the words of Vibhishana, Prahasta spoke as follows: We are not knowing of fear at all.
vrm.6.14 When such is the case, how can we have fear from Rama, the son of a human king at any time in battle? Vibhishana who desired the welfare of the king and who possessed a stable mind in virtue wealth and pleasure, after hearing the inimical words of Prahasta, spoke highly meaningful words as follows: O, Prahasta! The series of actions king or Mahodara as also yourself and Kumbhakarna propose to take against Rama are impossible of being accomplished, any more than going to heaven by wicked minded persons.
vrm.6.14 O, Prahasta! The sharp arrows discharged by Rama, which are furnished with herons feathers and are dangerous to be approached, have not yet penetrated, duly piercing, your body.
vrm.6.19 O, Rama! You might have heard about Prahasta, his chief of army.
vrm.6.19 After killing Ravana along with Prahasta and his son Indrajit, I will make you the king.
vrm.6.31 By my great army, which was led by Prahasta, Rama s army was killed in the night at the place where Rama and Lakshmana were there.
vrm.6.31 The impetuous Prahasta, with his steady hand, severed the head of Rama sleeping there, with his mighty sword without a resistance from any one.
vrm.6.31 This is the bow with its cord stretched, belonging to Rama, that was brought back by Prahasta here, after killing that hero in the night.
vrm.6.32 While Seetha was lamenting thus, a Rakshasa who was a royal guard approached his Lord there with his joined palms in salutation and cried as follows: May you be victorious, O noble Lord! he respectfully announced thus, thereby winning his pleasure and informed that Prahasta the army chief had come.
vrm.6.32 O, Lord! Prahasta has come with all ministers.
vrm.6.36 Thereafter, he assigned the eastern gate to the Rakshasa, Prahasta and the southern gate to Maha Parshva and Mhodara both of great prowess.
vrm.6.37 "At the eastern gate of Lanka, Nila that lion among Vanaras for his part, surrounded by many Vanaras, should attack Prahasta.
vrm.6.57 Seeing Lanka besieged, Ravana the Lord of Rakshasas spoke as follows to Prahasta who was skilled in war fare and who wished well of him even at a critical time.
vrm.6.57 "O, Prahasta the proficient in war free! I do not see any other deliverance than a battle for this city, which is besieged suddenly and being devastated.
vrm.6.57 "O, Prahasta! As that army takes to its heels, Rama along with Lakshmana being supportless, will fall into your power though unwillingly.
vrm.6.57 Hearing the words of Ravana, Prahasta the Army General spoke the following words to Ravana, like Ushana the preceptor of Asuras would speak to Bali, the king of Asuras.
vrm.6.57 Having spoken thus to Lord Ravana, the General Prahasta said to his leading officers who stood before him as follows: "Gather a large army of Rakshasas together for me.
vrm.6.57 Hearing that command of Prahasta, the mighty leaders of the army assembled the forces in the abode of that Rakshasa.
vrm.6.57 Thereafter, armed with bows and armours, the Rakshasas with their eyes turned towards their king Ravana, marched at a brisk pace and ranged themselves round Prahasta.
vrm.6.57 Then, Prahasta who got ready with his weapons and armour, after bidding obeisance to the king and striking a terrible kettle drum, mounted his chariot, which was kept ready, yoked to an extremely swift Horses, well controlled by a charioteer, emanating a noise resembling that of a large cloud, actually shining like moon light, inviolable with a flag bearing an ensign of snake, with a good collision guard, with nice wheels and decorated with a net of pure gold smiling as it were in its magnificence.
vrm.6.57 Then, Prahasta the one who was commanded by Ravana, ascended his chariot and set out from Lanka soon along with a huge army.
vrm.6.57 While Prahasta the general sallied forth, the sound of a kettle drum, the resonance of musical instruments and the sound of conches were heard, as though filling the earth like the roar of a cloud.
vrm.6.57 The Rakshasas with terrific forms and bulky bodies, shouting with dreadful voices, went in front, as forerunners of Prahasta.
vrm.6.57 Narantaka, Kumbhahanu, Mahanada and Samunnata, attendants of Prahasta sallied forth, surrounding him on all sides.
vrm.6.57 In the centre of that army, vast as the sea, that Prahasta in his fury, came forth appearing like Death at the end of the world.
vrm.6.57 The clouds, with their raucous sound, showered blood on Prahasta s chariot and dampened those who were walking in front of it.
vrm.6.57 That rarely splendour which clothed Prahasta at the time of his exit vanished in an instant and Horses stumbled on the even ground.
vrm.6.57 Beholding that Prahasta, renowned for his excellences and martial valour as he advanced to give battle, the army of Vanaras went forward to attack him.
vrm.6.57 Thereafter, the evil minded Prahasta sallied forth for victory towards the army of Sugreeva, whom in his folly, imagined he would destroy, with an accelerated speed as a grass hopper rushes towards a flame.
vrm.6.58 Seeing Prahasta setting out with a martial ardour, Rama the conqueror of enemies, smiling, spoke to Vibhishana as follows: "Who is he with a very huge body, coming with a great speed along with a large army? O, the mighty armed! Tell me about this strong Rakshasa.
vrm.6.58 He is the Rakshasa named Prahasta, the Army general of Ravana.
vrm.6.58 That huge and powerful army of Vanaras, who began to emit cries of defiance with fury, thereupon saw the terrible Prahasta of formidable exploits coming forth towards them.
vrm.6.58 Narantaka Kumbhahanu, Mahanada and Samunnata all these companions of Prahasta killed the Vanaras.
vrm.6.58 Not tolerating the aforesaid act, Prahasta having occupied his chariot with bow in hand, caused a terrible havoc among the Vanaras.
vrm.6.58 The Rakshasa Prahasta, who was hard to be subdued in battle, with full of anger, tormented the Vanaras by an immense avalanche of arrows in that great combat.
vrm.6.58 Then, Nila saw Prahasta who was employing a multitude of arrows sitting in the chariot and annihilating the Vanaras swiftly.
vrm.6.58 Seeing Nila who was running towards him in the battle field, as a rocking wind in the sky rushes towards a large massive clouds, Prahasta the Army general attacked Nila himself with his chariot having the sun s colour.
vrm.6.58 That Prahasta the Army General, who was excellent among the wielders of bow, drew the bow string and hurled the arrows towards Nila in that great battle.
vrm.6.58 Those arrows with a great speed resembling furious snakes employed by Prahasta proceeded towards Nila, pierced him and fell on the ground.
vrm.6.58 That great ape of prowess Nila, who was struck by sharp arrows resembling flames, uprooted a tree and thumped it on the descending Prahasta who was most difficult to be assaulted.
vrm.6.58 Like a bull standing under a sudden autumnal down pour, so under that intolerable and sudden rain of darts released by Prahasta, Nila endured with closed eyes though it was scarce to be endured.
vrm.6.58 The exceedingly strong and the great Nila, enraged over the volley of darts, killed Prahasta s Horses by hurling a huge Sala tree on them.
vrm.6.58 Thereafter the greatly enraged Nila quickly broke the bow of Prahasta the evil minded Rakshasa and shouted again and again.
vrm.6.58 Deprived of his bow, Prahasta the leader of the army, seizing a formidable mace, leapt down from the chariot.
vrm.6.58 Then, that Prahasta exerting himself well struck Nila on his forehead with a mace and blood oozed from his forehead.
vrm.6.58 Whereupon, that great ape, his limbs smeared with blood, seized a huge tree and struck Prahasta full in his chest with fury.
vrm.6.58 Seeing Prahasta of terrible velocity briskly rushing towards him, Nila the great Vanara took a huge rock swiftly.
vrm.6.58 Nila quickly hurled that rock on the head of Prahasta who was longing for war and fighting with a mace in the battle.
vrm.6.58 Then, that huge and terrific rock hurled by Nila the leader of the Vanaras broke Prahasta s head into myriad pieces.
vrm.6.58 That Prahasta who lost his breath, was disfigured and dead, bereft of his senses and at once fell on the ground like a tree cut up by the root.
vrm.6.58 That Prahasta the chief of Army having been slain, those Rakshasas dumb dispirited and inactive, regained the abode of their king.
vrm.6.59 While Prahasta the Army chief of Rakshasas was slain in the battle by Nila the foremost among the Vanaras, Ravana s army possessing terrible arms took to flight with the speed of a tide.
vrm.6.59 The Rakshasas went and told Ravana that Prahasta the Army chief had been killed by Nila the son of Agni.
vrm.6.59 Hearing that Prahasta had perished in the fight, Ravana was afflicted with anger and his heart filled with grief and he addressed the foremost of his leaders as Indra to the leaders of the Deva troops as follows: That enemy is not to be despised under whose blows the destroyer of Indra s host the leader of my army with his followers and
vrm.6.60 Having known that Prahasta being slain and knowing himself to have been defeated in the battle, Ravana issued his commands tot he dreadful army, saying:
vrm.6.68 "Ever since this cruel end of Kumbhakarna and Prahasta has happened, I am feeling shameful.
vrm.6.72 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.
vrm.6.89 Prahasta was killed.
vrm.6.95 "By killing the enemies now, I will take vengeance for Khara, Kumbhakarna, Prahasta and Indrajit.
vrm.6.109 "For that which, because of arrogance, neither Prahasta nor Indrajit and others, nor Kumbhakarna nor Atiratha nor Narantaka nor you yourself has agreed to my counsel, the consequence of it has come now.
vrm.6.123 Here, Kumbhakarna and Prahasta the Rakshasa were killed.
vrm.6.126 Neela" killed Prahasta.
vrm.7.1 By good fortune it is that those night rangers, Prahasta, and Vikata, and Virupaksha, and Mahodara, and the unconquerable Akampana, have all been slain by thee.
vrm.7.1 Hearing the speech of the ascetics of sacred souls, Rama, coming under the influence of a mighty wonder, said with joined hands, "Ye worshipful ones wherefore, passing by those exceedingly powerful ones Kumbhakarna and the night ranger, Ravana do ye praise Ravana s son ?Wherefore, passing by Mahodara, and Prahasta, and the Rakshasa Virupaksha and Matta, and Unmatta, and the irrepressible Devantaka and Narantaka redoubtable heroes all do ye extoll Ravana s son ?And wherefore, passing by Atikaya and Trisiras and Dhumraksha, that night ranger all endowed with exceeding prowess, do ye extoll Ravana s son ?What was his prowess ?And what his strength ?And what his might ?And by virtue of what cause did he surpass Ravana ?If I can well hear the same, do ye tell it me.
vrm.7.4 But were they more powerful than Ravana and Kumbhakarna and Prahasta and Vikala and the sons of Ravana ?Who was their progenitor ?And what was.
vrm.7.5 O mighty king, do thou, gradually, know the offspring that were begot by Sumali on Ketumati, Prahasta, and Kampana, and Vikata, and Kalikamukha, and Dhumraksha, and Danda, and the redoubtable Suparswa, and Sanhradi, and Praghasa, and the Rakshasa, Bhasakarna, and Raka, and Pushpotkata, and Kaikasi of luminous smiles, and Kumbhinasi these are known as the offspring of Sumali.
vrm.7.11 He, with his ministers, Maricha, Prahasta, Virupaksha, Mahodara and other mighty Rakshasas came to see Ravana.
vrm.7.11 After sometime, Prahasta came to him and broached the same topic thus, "Mighty lord! Do not hesitate to take back your own city from your brother.
vrm.7.11 Ravana thought about the strong words of Prahasta.
vrm.7.11 Therupon he addressed Prahasta with these words: "O Prahasta, do thou repair to my brother Kubera and tell these my words.
vrm.7.11 Hearing this delightful words of Ravana, Prahasta departed saying "O lord, so be it".
vrm.7.11 Prahasta went to Kubera without delay.
vrm.7.11 Repairing unto the palace of Kubera, equipped with all luxuries, Prahasta conveyed the message to him with grave import, "O king Kubera, know me as a messenger of our king Ravana, the king of the Rakshasas and thy younger brother.
vrm.7.11 Hearing this words of Prahasta, Kubera, with composed mind replied "Do thou messenger, tell this my reply unto your lord.
vrm.7.11 Having sent back Prahasta thus, Kubera became agitated in mind, knowing about the evil motives of his younger brother Ravana.
vrm.7.11 And Prahasta, going back, joyfully spoke unto the high souled Ten necked one, seated with his counsellors and his younger brothers, The city of Lanka isnow empty.
vrm.7.11 Thus addressed by Prahasta, the redoubtable Ten necked one entered the city of Lanka with his brothers and forces and followers.
vrm.7.14 Accompanied by his six counsellors Mahodara and Prahasta, Maricha, Suka and Sarana, and the heroic Dhumraksha eager for encounter the graceful Ravana, elated with his strength sallied out, as if consuming all creatures with his wrath.
vrm.7.15 And a thousand of the Yakshas were slain by Prahasta in the conflict; and another thousand of capable warriors were slain by Mahodara.
vrm.7.19 And brought down by Anaranya, his Ravana s councillors Maricha, Suka, and Sarana with Prahasta, took to their heels like unto dear.
vrm.7.23 "Whereto his minister Prahasta replied unoRavana saying "O great king Varuna s sons are slain and the lord of waters, whom thou art inviting for battle, hath gone to the region of Brahma, to hear songs.
vrm.7.24 Beholding that excellent house the highly powerful Ravana thought within himself Whose is this beautiful house, resembling the summit of Meru? Go, O Prahasta, and learn quickly whose house is this.
vrm.7.24 That ordered, Prahasta entered that excellent house and finding none in one appartment he entered another and thus enteing seven apartments he at last saw a flame of fire.
vrm.7.24 Hearing that dreadful laughter Prahasta s down stood on their end.
vrm.7.25 And beholding that foremost of gods the sun that primeval deity, without end or middle, having Uchaisravas as his carrier, the witness of the world and the lord of the universe, the foremost of Rakshasas, being overwhelmed with his rays, said to Prahasta O minister, do thou proceed at my behest and communicate unto him my orders Ravana hath arived here for battle do thou offer him fight.
vrm.7.26 Thereupon the highly powerful king Mandhata, with sharpened shafts, assailed Prahasta, Suka, Sarana, Mahodara, Virupaksha, Akampana and other foremost heroes.
vrm.7.26 Prahasta covered the king with his arrows but before they had approached him, that foremost of men shattered them into pieces.
vrm.7.26 As Kartikeya, the son of fire, sundered the mount Krauncha with his shafts so Mandhata, enraged, pierced Prahasta with five Tomaras gifted with great velocity.
vrm.7.27 Thereupon exclaiming his victory Prahasta said to Ravana "O king, we are destroyed by cold, so we must go away from here.
vrm.7.27 Hearing the words of Prahasta, Ravana, beside himself with wrath, having uplifted his bow and twanged it, began to assail him with Narachas.
vrm.7.28 Ravana addressed his councillors thus "O Prahasta, O Sukasarana and other ministers, where hath that person suddenly gone ?Do ye tell me this.
vrm.7.32 And encircled by Maricha, Prahasta, Mahaparshva, Mahodara, Akampana, Nikumbha, Suka, Sarana, Sanghrada, Dhumaketu, Mahadangstra, Gathodara, Jambumali, Mahahrada, Virupaksha, Suptaghna, Yajnakopa, Durmukha, Khara, Trisira, Karaveeraksha, Suryashatru Mahakaya, Atikaya, Devantaka, Narantaka, all those gifted with great prowess, there entered the battle field, the highly powerful Sumalin, Ravana s maternal grandfather.
vrm.7.36 Hearing the words of Ravana, Prahasta, Suka, Sarana, Mahodara, Dhrumakshya and other councillors descended into the waters of Narmada.
vrm.7.37 Thereupon uplifting the huge club, ive hundred hands long, the king of Haihayas pursued Prahasta.
vrm.7.37 And within a shot time being struck down by that club gifted with great velocity Prahasta fell down on earth like unto the summit of a mountain clapped down by the thunder bolt of Indra.
vrm.7.37 Beholding Prahasta fallen, Maricha, Suka, Sarana, Mahodara and Dhrumakshya led away from the battle field.
vrm.7.37 All the councillors having thus led away and Prahasta bemg slain Ravana speedily proceeded towards Arjuna, the foremost of kings.
vrm.7.37 Regaining his senses and beholding Ravana bound, Prahasta, in great anger, pursued, king of Haihaya.

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