Rakshasas 2

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 27 Aug 2011 16:12 and updated at 27 Aug 2011 16:12

VALMIKI RAMAYANA NOUN

Continued from Part1

vrm.6.1 “Who can return alive, having entered once taking refuge only in self command, the city of Lanka, which is unconquerable by Devas, Asuras and Yakshas and even by Gandharvas, Nagas and Rakshasas and well under the custody of Ravana?”
vrm.6.2 “You ought to act in every way that I may be able to get back Seetha, after destroying by an attack the enemy Ravana of sinful deeds.
vrm.6.2 “Be certain that Ravana is killed, once he is seen in a battle
vrm.6.2 “Once we have crossed the sea the abode of Varuna by whatever the means employed, Ravana is as definitely killed in my eyes, Oh exterminator
vrm.6.3 “I shall tell you the details of how the Rakshasas are attached to their king, the excellent prosperity of Lanka generated by the glory of Ravana, the awfulness of the ocean, the division of the body of his forces and of animals like Horses and Elephants carrying his forces other than the infantry.
vrm.6.3 Ravana“, inclined to war and endowed with powers of the state, himself remains alert and in readiness to review the forces, Oh, Rama!”
vrm.6.3 Deep trenches and Sataghnis too as well as Engines of war of every kind adorn Lanka the city of wicked Ravana.
vrm.6.3 “Oh, Rama! What is the use for the rest of the forces to you? Angada, Dvivida, Mainda, Jambavan, Panasa, Anala and Nila the commander in chief alone, by reaching that great city of Ravana leaping and storming Lanka with its mountains and woods, moats and archways, protective walls and buildings, will recover Seetha.
vrm.6.4 Rama, a very bright man and a true warrior, having duly heard the words of Hanuman from the beginning, thereafter spoke as follows: “I shall destroy quickly Lanka, the city of that terrible Rakshasa Ravana, of which you just informed I am really telling this.
vrm.6.4 Hence, let us depart today itself with all the troops accompanying us, Oh, Sugreeva!” “By seeing the omens which are becoming visible, I deduce that I shall bring back Seetha the daughter of Janaka, by killing Ravana.
vrm.6.4 Vanaras close to Rama were thus shouting, “To us, Ravana is worthy of killing and also the entire Rakshasas.
vrm.6.4 “Killing Ravana fast and obtaining Seetha who was taken away, you will proceed to Ayodhya which is abundant by rich, having accomplished your purpose.
vrm.6.6 Having seen the fearful and the terrible act in Lanka done by Hanuma, like Devendra the powerful King of Devas, Ravana with his face descended a little with shame, spoke to the Rakshasas as follows: “By him, who was only a Vanara, the irresistible City of Lanka was entered into and was over powered.
vrm.6.7 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 enemy’s side as follows:
vrm.6.8 “Oh, Ravana! I shall arrange for your defence from that Vanara.
vrm.6.8 “This insult to the city of Lanka and the palaces together with attack by Sugreeva on the glorious Ravana are still outrageous.
vrm.6.8 Thereafter Kumbhakarna’s son, by name Nikumbha, strong and powerful, became very angry and spoke as follows to Ravana, who made people cry.
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.6.9 After hearing Vibhishana’s words, Ravana the king of Rakshasas left all of them and entered his own palace.
vrm.6.10 Vibhishana, who always arrived at a settlement in matters of virtue, pleasure and wealth and who was terrible in his act, on arrival of the dawn, entered the palace of Ravana.
vrm.6.10 The valiant Vibhishana with great splendour entered that mansion of his elder brother, Ravana, like the sun with rays outstretched with splendour entering a big cloud.
vrm.6.10 The mighty armed Vibhishana, being adored by the deomons and shining by his own splendour, offered salutation to Ravana the younger brother of Kubera who occupied the throne.
vrm.6.10 In the presence of ministers and in privation, Vibhishana spoke to powerful Ravana the words convinced of reason and which were very much beneficial.
vrm.6.10 Vibhishana, the half bother spoke these beneficial words to Ravana, the best among Rakshasas in the midst of his half brother’s ministers.
vrm.6.10 Ravana, who had evil inclination, heard those words, which were beneficial very well meant, soft, conformable to reason and suitable for the past future and present times, got enraged and uttered this reply.
vrm.6.10 How Rama even along with Indra and the Devas can stand before me in battle?” Ravana, who annihilated the army of Devas and who was very powerful with an impetuous valour, thus spoke and then sent away Vibhishana, who had spoken honestly.
vrm.6.11 That sinful Ravana, infatuated by his desire for Seetha, became emaciated by his sinful action and by his despising of well disposed people like Vibhishana.
vrm.6.11 Though the occasion for war was lacking Ravana thought of consulting with his ministers and well wishers then to be a fit time.
vrm.6.11 Approaching a great chariot, covered by a golden net, adorned with gems and corals and yoked with trained Horses, Ravana mounted on it.
vrm.6.11 Ravana the excellent among Rakshasas ascended that most beautiful chariot, with a rattling sound resembling the rumbling of a large cloud and then proceeded towards the assembly hall.
vrm.6.11 Warriors holding swords and shield as well as Rakshasas wearing all types of weapons, marched in front of Ravana.
vrm.6.11 Great chariot warriors in chariots, on excellent Elephants in rut and Horses supportively coming in different gaits, rushed after Ravana quickly.
vrm.6.11 As Ravana was proceeding to the assembly hall, loud blare of thousands of trumpets along with tumultuous noise of conches were produced.
vrm.6.11 The spotlessly white umbrella, held on Ravana s head, shone like a full moon.
vrm.6.11 Ravana the harasser of enemies, possessing great splendor, while being praised by Rakshasas through cheers of victory, approached that organized assembly.
vrm.6.11 Ravana with great splendour, with his body shining brightly, entered that assembly hall, which was paved with gold and silver, whose interior was wrought with pure crystal, carpeted with skins of deer, guarded by six hundred evil spirits, ever shining and well constructed by Visvakarma.
vrm.6.11 Ravana, that hall, occupied a big and excellent throne embedded with jewels cat s eye gems, covered with skin of deer called Priyaka and furnished with pillows.
vrm.6.11 Thereafter Ravana, as a king, ordered his messengers, who were moving fast as follows: "There is a gigantic work before us.
vrm.6.11 Congregating in the assembly hall at the king s command, those Rakshasas took their position round Ravana the king of Rakshasas, each according to their rank.
vrm.6.11 The high souled and illustrious Vibhishana ascended an excellent auspicious and spacious chariot yoked with good Horses with its various parts decked in gold and drove towards the assembly hall of Ravana his elder brother.
vrm.6.11 Then, that younger brother Vibhishana told Ravana his name and offered salutation to the feet.
vrm.6.11 Ravana gave them suitable seats separately.
vrm.6.11 In that assembly, that Ravana, full of mind, shone with brilliance among the assemblage of those Rakshasas possessing great strength, like Devendra amidst Vasus
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 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.6.12 Hearing the lamentation of Ravana who was captivated by lust, Kumbhakarna became angry and spoke the following words: "You should have contemplated thoroughly that very moment when Seetha was brought here forcibly only after a single impulsive thought from the hermitage of Rama, who was accompanied by Lakshmana, even like the river Yamuna fills the depression at its source the moment it descends on earth.
vrm.6.12 "O, Ravana! A king who performs king s functions with a mind duly ascertained by justice, will not repent thereafter.
vrm.6.13 Perceiving Ravana enraged, a very strong Rakshasa named Mahaparshva thought for a while and with joined palms, spoke as follows: “That man indeed is a fool, who after reaching a forest inhabited by wild beasts and vicious Elephants and having duly found honey, does not drink it.
vrm.6.13 Appreciating the words spoken thus by Mahaparshva, King Ravana spoke the following words:
vrm.6.14 Hearing the words of Ravana the king of Rakshasas and the growls of Kumbhakarna, Vibhishana spoke the following friendly and meaningful words to Ravana the foremost king of Rakshasas: “By whom, O, king, has been wrapped around your neck, this great serpent of gigantic body called Sita, with heap of expended hoods as her bosom, having poison as her anxiety and with sharp fangs as her sweet smile and with five hoods as her five fingers.
vrm.6.14 Ravana“ or Triseersha, with great strength or Nikumbha the son of Kumbhakarna or Indrajit or yourself are not capable to withstand Rama, who is equal in strength to Indra, in battle.
vrm.6.14 “This Ravana, for his part who is going to be enveloped forcibly by an ocean in the shape of Rama which is full of excellent water who possesses excellent moral character and who is about to fall into the mouth of Patala in the shape of Rama, is fit to be rescued united by you.
vrm.6.15 “In the guise of a son, O, Indrajit, you are an enemy of Ravana putting on the mask of a well wisher in that even hearing from me of his destruction at the hands of Rama, you are blindly agreeing with him.
vrm.6.16 Ravana, goaded by death, spoke the following harsh words to Vibhishana, who was very stable and who had spoken wholesome words: One“ can stay together with an enemy or even with a furious snake, but one cannot stay together with an adversary yet avowing himself as a friend" “O, Rakshasa! I know the conduct of kinsmen in all the worlds.
vrm.6.16 Hearing those harsh words from Ravana, Vibhishana who advocates justice, wielding a mace in his hand, soared high into the sky, along with four other Rakshasas.
vrm.6.16 Then, the illustrious Vibhishana who became angry also spoke these words to king Ravana, his brother after moving into the sky.
vrm.6.16 “O, Ravana the ranger of the night! My words are not relishing to you, who are being restrained by me duly desiring your welfare.
vrm.6.17 Having spoken the aforesaid harsh words to Ravana, Vibhishana arrived almost immediately to the place where Rama was together with Lakshmana.
vrm.6.17 That great and highly intelligent Vibhishana, halting in the sky itself, saw Sugriva and those Vanaras and spoke to them in a loud voice as follows: “There is a Rakshasa called Ravana, the king of Rakshasas, having a bad conduct.
vrm.6.17 “It is Ravana who, having killed a bird Jatayu, took away Sita from Janasthana.
vrm.6.17 “I persuaded Ravana again and again by my diverse words and arguments to restore Sita smoothly to Rama.
vrm.6.17 “That Ravana, impelled by fate, did not receive my sage advice, as a perverted person does not accept his prescribed medicine” “Reviled by him and humiliated as a slave, I, leaving my sons and my wife, have come to take refuge with Rama.
vrm.6.17 “He may be a spy of Ravana the king of Rakshasas.
vrm.6.17 How can we keep trust in him?" The younger brother of the famous Ravana, called Vibhishana along with four other Rakshasas approached you for refuge.
vrm.6.17 “O, the excellent one among men knowing what is right! Know that Ravana is sending Vibhishana.
vrm.6.17 “This Vibhishana is indeed the brother of cruel Ravana.
vrm.6.17 Then, the discerning Jambavan on his part, perceiving the matter through his learning derived from scriptures, advised the following fault less and qualitative words: “This Vibhishana came from sinful Ravana who has contracted hostility with you and that too at a wrong place and time.
vrm.6.17 Then Mainda, skilled in discriminating good and bad conduct in others observed the matter carefully and spoke in his perfect oratory in the following highly reasonable words: “O, king of kings! This Vibhishana is indeed the younger brother of that Ravana.
vrm.6.17 “This place and time become rightly obtained in his mind as he has thought that you are superior to Ravana and also found merits in you and demerits in Ravana.
vrm.6.17 “It is indeed appropriate for him to arrive at this place and time, by seeing the prowess in you and the wickedness in Ravana.
vrm.6.17 “Seeing your perseverance and the improper conduct of Ravana as well as hearing about Vali having been killed and Sugriva anointed as king, he deliberately came here, with a desire to obtain the kingdom of Rakshasas.
vrm.6.18 “O, Rama the excellent among the tolerant! Realise that Ravana has sent Vibhishana, the Rakshasa.
vrm.6.18 Is not Vibhishana the brother of cruel Ravana?” Speaking thus to Rama, the best of Raghu dynasty, Sugreeva who knew the mode of expression, thereafter kept silent.
vrm.6.18 This is my solemn pledge” “O, Sugreeva, the chief of Vanaras! Let him either be Vibhishana or even Ravana himself I have given an assurance of safety to him.
vrm.6.19 While the assurance of protection having been given to Rama, the highly sagacious Vibhishana the brother of Ravana bent down and glanced towards the earth.
vrm.6.19 “I am the younger brother of Ravana and was humiliated by him.
vrm.6.19 Thus asked then by Rama who was unwearied in action, Vibhishana started telling about the detailed strength of Ravana.
vrm.6.19 “O, prince! Because of a special boon given by Brahma Ravana can not be killed by all beings, Gandharvas, Nagas and Suparnas.
vrm.6.19 Kumbhakarna, my elder brother born after Ravana, who is valiant and highly powerful, has enough strength to fight against Indra in battle.
vrm.6.19 “When furnished with gloves made of the skin of Iguana to prevent injury from the bowstring and when clad in armor that no arrow can pierce, that Indrajit son of Ravana standing in battle wielding a bow, becomes invisible.
vrm.6.19 KingRavana along with those Rakshasas made war against the guardians of the earth.
vrm.6.19 Those guardians of the earth along with the Devas were defeated by the wicked Ravana.
vrm.6.19 Hearing the aforesaid words of Vibhishana, Rama scrutinized them all attentively and spoke the following words: “O, Vibhishana! I indeed know those feats standing to the credit of Ravana, which were told by you, as true.
vrm.6.19 “After killing Ravana along with Prahasta and his son Indrajit, I will make you the king.
vrm.6.19 Ravana“ may well plunge into Rasatala or even Patala or seek the presence of Brahma and he will not be left alive by me.
vrm.6.19 “I will not enter Ayodhya without killing Ravana together with his sons, companions and relatives in battle.
vrm.6.19 Let the ocean be commanded to yield a passage for the army to reach the city being ruled by Ravana.
vrm.6.20 That Rakshasa, the spy of Ravana the evil natured king of Rakshasas, coolly observed that army from all sides, speedily returned to Lanka and spoke to their king as follows: “Boundless and immeasurable like another ocean, this multitude of Vanaras and Rikshas is approaching Lanka.
vrm.6.20 Hearing Shardula’s words Ravana the lord of Rakshasas was perturbed and immediately determined his cause of action.
vrm.6.20 Then Shuka the Rakshasa heralded by Ravana turned himself into the form of a bird and quickly flew into the sky.
vrm.6.20 Proceeding in the sky for a distance continuously over the ocean, Shuka then stood up in the sky itself and spoke these words to Sugriva: Shuka repeated all the words the wicked Ravana had told him to say to Sugriva.
vrm.6.20 “O, Sugriva, rich in courage and possessing great strength and valor! What am I to tell Ravana, whose nature is to cause world to cry?” Hearing the aforesaid words, the mightily strong Sugriva the king of Vanaras and the foremost among them, with a merciless mind then spoke to the blame less Shuka, Ravanas’ spy, as follows:
vrm.6.20 “O, Ravana, worthy of killing! You are not my companion.
vrm.6.20 “O, stupid Ravana! You along with your younger brother will not be left unkilled by Rama, even if you are protected by all including Indra or even if you have disappeared by virtue of conjuring trick or obtained, the solar orbit or entered the nethermost subterranean region or even if approached the lotus feet of Shiva “I do not see any protector to you as such in the three worlds, nor do I see any Pisachas or a Rakshasa or a Gandharva or an Asura coming forward to protect you.
vrm.6.23 “Abounding with all the Vanaras we shall attack the city ruled by Ravana, now itself at a quick pace.
vrm.6.24 Seetha whose eyes resemble those of a young deer, was detained by Ravana there as Rohini star is overshadowed by the red bodied planet Mars
vrm.6.24 Shuka, who was herassed by the Vanaras before and released then as per the words of Rama, was trembling with great fear and reached Ravana.
vrm.6.24 Ravana even while laughing, enquired Shuka with the following words Why were your wings tied up? You appear with your wings plucked up.
vrm.6.24 Have you not fallen as a victim to their various fickled minds? Asked as aforesaid by the King Ravana, Shuka agitated as he was with fear, gave him the following excellent reply: On the northern shore of the ocean, i conveyed your message in a smooth tone, conciliatingly and without any ambignity exactly as per your instructions.
vrm.6.24 Hearing the words of Shuka, Ravana with his eyes becoming blood red in anger, as if he would consume him with his glance, said as follows: Even if I were frightened by all the worlds or even if I were to face a battle with Devas, Gandharvas or Danavas, I would not give back Seetha.
vrm.6.25 While Rama, the son of Dasaratha, crossed the ocean along with his army, the illustrious Ravana spoke to Shuka and Sarana, his ministers as follows: "The entire army of Vanaras crossed the impassable ocean.
vrm.6.25 Having thus been commanded by Ravana, the valiant Rakshasas Shuka and Sarana both in the disguise of Vanaras, entered that army of Vanaras.
vrm.6.25 "O, Rama the conqueror of hostile citadels! These two Rakshasas are Shuka and Sarana, the ministers of Ravana and they came here as spies from Lanka.
vrm.6.25 Both of them, having seen Rama, were trembled with fear, without any hope for their lives and having joined their palms, spoke the following words: "O, excellent man! O, Rama! We both of us, as sent by Ravana, came here together to know everything about your entire army.
vrm.6.25 "When you return to the city of Lanka, repeat my words faithfully to Ravana the younger half brother of Kubera and the king of Rakshasas.
vrm.6.25 "O, Ravana! Tomorrow, at break of day I will cast my dreadful anger on you and your army as Indra wielding a thunderbolt casts the thunderbolt on Rakshasas.
vrm.6.25 Receiving this command, the two Rakshasas, Shuka and Sarana, admiring his justice, cried out: "May you be victorious!", reached the city of Lanka and spoke to Ravana as follows:
vrm.6.26 Hearing those words, which were truthful and coward less, as spoken by Sarana, the king Ravana spoke to Sarana as follows:
vrm.6.26 "Which enemy can defeat me in battle?" The illustrious Ravana, the lord of Rakshasas, causing the world to cry, spoke harsh words as aforesaid and then from there ascended the roof of his palace which was shining white like his snow and which was equal to the height his snow and which was equal to the height of several palmyrah trees, with a desire to see the army of Vanaras.
vrm.6.26 Ravana, stupefied with anger, along with his spies, saw that ocean, the mountains and the forests and beheld the entire land completely filled with Vanaras.
vrm.6.26 Seeing that great army of Vanaras, which was boundless and intolerable, the king Ravana asked Sarana as follows: "Which Vanaras are important among them? Who are valiant ones? Who are the very strong ones? Who will stay in front at all places, with great energy?" "To whom Sugreeva will hear? Who are the generals of the commanders of the Vanara heads? What is the influence of the Vanaras? O, Sarana! Tell me all.
vrm.6.28 After listening to Sarana’s words Shuka, pointing out all that army of Vanaras, spoke the following words to Ravana the Lord of Rakshasas.
vrm.6.29 Beholding those foremost of Vanara leaders pointed out by Shuka the most valiant Lakshmana Ramas’ right arm, his own brother Vibhishana standing close to Rama, the terribly powerful Sugreeva the king of all Vanaras, the strong Angada grandson of Indra the wielder of thunderbolt, the powerful Hanuman, the imincible Jambavan, Sushena, Kumuda, Nila, Nala the excellent of Vanaras, Gaja, Gavaksha, Sharabha, Mainda and Dvivida that Ravana his heart became agitated a little, was enraged and then abused those two heroes Shuka and Sarana who had completed their report.
vrm.6.29 Ravana spoke the following excited and harsh words, in a voice choked in anger to Shuka and Sarana who stood saluting with their faces bent down.
vrm.6.29 Hearing Ravanas’ words, Shuka and Sarana felt ashamed to see Ravana paid obeisance to him saying, “Be thou victorious!” and went away.
vrm.6.29 The Rakshasa Ravana spoke to Mahodara who was standing nearby as follows: “Bring me the spies here quickly.
vrm.6.29 Then, Ravana the king of Rakshasas spoke the following words to those spies, who were faithful, brave, energetic and free from fear: “You go from here to investigate about the first impression concerning Rama, as regards who are his intimate friends and in respect of those who joined on his side with a liking towards him.
vrm.6.29 Those spies on their part delightfully replied, “May it be so”, kept Shardula in their front and made their circumambulation clockwise around Ravana.
vrm.6.29 Having thus made circumambulation to Ravana the excellent and the distinguished Rakshasa, the spies went to the place where Rama along with Lakshmana were there.
vrm.6.29 Those spies, who always wander outside and who were valiant rangers of the night, thereafter approached Ravana and informed him that Ramas’ army was camping in the vicinity of the Suvela mountain.
vrm.6.30 Thereafter, the spies informed Ravana about Rama, with his unperturbable army, having encamped on Suvela Mountain.
vrm.6.30 Hearing from the spies about the arrival of Rama, the exceedingly strong man, Ravana became a little perturbed and spoke to Shardula as follows: O, Rakshasa! Your complexion is not so as it should be.
vrm.6.30 Thus questioned by Ravana, Shardula afflicted with fear, then sluggishly spoke the following words to Ravana the tiger among Rakshasas:
vrm.6.30 Having heard those words, Ravana the lord of Rakshasas reflected on it and thereafter spoke the following significant words to Shardula.
vrm.6.30 After uttering the aforesaid words, the heroic Ravana again spoke as follows: “Has the army been espied by you? Who are the valiant Vanaras among them?” “O, the virtuous gentle Shardula! What radiance do the Vanaras, who are difficult to be conquered possess of? what kind? Whose sons and grandsons are they? You tell me that information.
vrm.6.31 The spies of king Ravana informed him that Rama with his imperturbable army was encamped at Mount Suvela in Lanka.
vrm.6.31 Hearing through his spies that Rama with his mighty army had arrived to Lanka, Ravana was a little agitated and spoke to his counsellors as follows: The time for deliberation has come to us.
vrm.6.31 Ravana conferred
vrm.6.31 The dreadful Ravana discussed about the ensuing things to be done immediately.
vrm.6.31 Thereafter, Ravana the practiser of conjuring tricks, took the exceedingly strong Vidyujjihva who was a great sourcerer along with him and went to Seetha s place.
vrm.6.31 Ravana the lord of Rakshasas spoke to Vidyujjihva, who was a knower of conjuring tricks as follows: With your spells, create an illusion in order to deceive Seetha, daughter of Janaka.
vrm.6.31 Hearing Ravana s words, the Rakshasa Vidyujjihva said, Be it so
vrm.6.31 He showed to Ravana those things of his conjuring trick, well performed.
vrm.6.31 The exceedingly strong Ravana the suzerain lord of Rakshasas, duly entered the Ashoka grove, eagerly longing for the sight of Seetha.
vrm.6.31 Then, Ravana the younger brother of Kubera saw Seetha the unfortunate one, who did not deserve that fate, seated on theground with her head bent down in the Ashoka grove plunged in grief as she was and absorbed in the thought of her husband.
vrm.6.31 Then, approaching Seetha who was attended upon by ghastly Rakshasis seated not far distance from her and mentioning his own name with great delight, Ravana spoke the following audacious words to Seetha.
vrm.6.31 Thereafter, Ravana the Lord of Rakshasas who was very much difficult to be attacked, spoke the following words to a Rakshasi, while Seetha was overhearing them.
vrm.6.31 respectful salute with his head bent low, stood in front of Ravana.
vrm.6.31 Thereafter, the king Ravana spoke the following words to Vidyujjihva, the Rakshasa who had a large tongue and who was standing and moving closely.
vrm.6.31 Hearing Ravana s words, that Rakshasa deposited the cherished head in the vicinity of Seetha and soon disappeared from the site.
vrm.6.31 Here is Rama s bow famous in the three worlds! quot saying thus, Ravana threw a great shining bow in front of Seetha.
vrm.6.32 She heard Ravana narrating about Ramas’ friendly relationship with Sugreeva, as earlier apprised by Hanuman.
vrm.6.32 “O, Ravana! Join my head with his head and my body with his body.
vrm.6.32 Hearing the aforesaid communication of the Rakshasa, Ravana left the garden of Ashoka and bestowed audience to his ministers.
vrm.6.32 Soon after the departure of Ravana, the illusory head and bow had vanished.
vrm.6.32 Then, Ravana the king of Rakshasas in consultation with his highly powerful ministers, decided on the measures he would adopt against Rama.
vrm.6.32 Ravana the king of Rakshasas, resembling Yama addressed all the generals standing nearby, devoted to his interests as follows:
vrm.6.33 Sarama, the soft spoken woman, consoled Seetha who having been infatuated by Ravana was very much in distress.
vrm.6.33 Sarama, who was assigned by Ravana to guard Seetha, was kind hearted and firm in austerity.
vrm.6.33 O, large eyed woman! I do not have any fear of Ravana, owing to my affection towards you”.
vrm.6.33 "O, Seetha! Every thing was ascertained by me on the spot, after going out, about the reason for which Ravana has gone away agitated.
vrm.6.33 “A trickery has been hurled on you here by the cruel Ravana, a conjurer, who is perverse in thinking and action and an enemy of all beings.
vrm.6.33 “Some swift paced Rakshasas, who were dispatched by Ravana, brought this very news here that Rama has crossed the ocean.
vrm.6.33 “O, the wide eyed Seetha! Hearing that news, yonder Ravana is busy making deliberations with all his ministers.
vrm.6.33 Here is seen the flurry of chariots, Horses and Elephants following the lead of Ravana as well as of energetic Rakshasas thrilled with joy.
vrm.6.33 Here is the bustle of Rakshasas, carrying uplifted weapons in their hands following the lead of Ravana.
vrm.6.33 The lotus eyed Rama, your husband, who has overcome his anger but having an unimaginable strength will kill Ravana in battle and win you back”
vrm.6.33 “O, Seetha! Having killed Ravana in combat within no time, Rama who deserves facility will enjoy happiness in the company of the beloved, namely yourself.
vrm.6.34 “If your intention is to act kindly towards me and your resolve is firm I wish you to go and know what Ravana is doing now.
vrm.6.34 “That cruel and evil minded Ravana, equipped with strength in the shape of conjuring tricks, who makes his enemies cry has bemused me, as spirituous liquor bemuses one, the moment it is imbibed.
vrm.6.34 The soft spoken Sarama, wiping her face, which got moist with tears, replied as follows to Seetha who was speaking as aforesaid: “If your opinion is like this, I shall go on that account, O, Seetha! Having grasped the feeling of the enemies, I shall return O, Seetha!” Speaking thus, Surama thereafter went to the vicinity of that Rakshasa and heard the conversation of Ravana who was with his ministers.
vrm.6.34 “Sitting here comfortably, tell me about the real design of that cruel and wicked Ravana
vrm.6.34 When Seetha trembling with fear enquired thus, Sarama narrated all the conversation of Ravana together with his ministers.
vrm.6.34 “Excellent words were spoken by Kaikasi, the mother of Ravana as well as Aviddha the aged minister asking for your release, O Seetha!” “Let Seetha, be restored honorably to Rama the Lord of men.
vrm.6.34 This is the resolve of the cruel Ravana along with his ministers.
vrm.6.34 "O, dark eyed Seetha! Killing Ravana by his sharp arrows in combat, Rama will take you back to Ayodhya by all means.
vrm.6.34 Hearing that sound of that Vanara troops, the servants of Ravana stationed in Lanka were lack luster with their movements, overcome by depression.
vrm.6.35 Hearing that sound, Ravana the Lord of Rakshasas, paused for a moment to reflect and looked towards his ministers.
vrm.6.35 Ravana of great strength the tormentor of the world, and a cruel lord of Rakshasas then addressed all his ministers in a voice that resounded the entire hall as follows, accusing none.
vrm.6.35 Hearing those word of Ravana whose maternal grandfather he was, the highly intelligent Rakshasa called Malyavan, answered him thus:
vrm.6.35 "O, Ravana! For that reason, alliance with Rama finds favour with me.
vrm.6.35 "O, Ravana! Righteous is said to be on the side of the high souled Devas.
vrm.6.35 O, Ravana! Conclude peace with Rama, who is the king of men.
vrm.6.35 Having spoken thus, the mighty Malyavan, who was foremost in valour among the bravest warriors, being aware of what was passing in Ravana s mind, eyeing him, became silent.
vrm.6.36 The evil minded Ravana the ten faced monster, who had fallen under the sway of Death could not brook that beneficial advice tendered by Malyavan.
vrm.6.36 "How should this Ravana, whom in combat, the Devas themselves dare not meet in a duel, entertain fear in this encounter?" "Rather would I be cut into two pieces than bend before anybody! Such was I from birth, it is my nature by difacult and unalterable.
vrm.6.36 Beholding Ravana to be highly excited and speaking with such fury, Malyavan, abashed, did not reply.
vrm.6.36 Ravana the Rakshasa on his part, assisted by his ministers having deliberated on the things to be examined, set about planning the defense of Lanka.
vrm.6.36 Placing Shuka and Sarana at the northern city gate, Ravana told his ministers that he would go there personally.
vrm.6.36 Having ordered for adequate arrangements for the defence of the city, Ravana then let his ministers depart.
vrm.6.37 "Observe this city of Lanka, ruled by Ravana, impregnable both to Devas and Asuras together, or the Uragas and Gandharvas.
vrm.6.37 Ravana", the lord of Rakshasas always stays in the City.
vrm.6.37 While they were talking thus, Vibhishana the younger brother of Ravana spoke the following meaningful and polished words:
vrm.6.37 "Assuming the form of Birds, all the four entered that enemy s citadel and observed the measures taken by Ravana closely.
vrm.6.37 "O, Rama! I give a detailed report as it was given to me of the defence arrangements made by tha evil minded Ravana, hear me.
vrm.6.37 Indrajit", the son of Ravana is at the western gate along with many Rakshasas armed with harpoons, swords, bows, spears and hammers together with warriors furnished with weapons of various kinds.
vrm.6.37 "A prey to great anxiety, Ravana knower of magical formulas, is himself stationed at the northern gate, along with several thousands of Rakshasas holding lances in their hand.
vrm.6.37 Thereafter, the illustrious Vibhishana, in his desire to please Rama, addressed that lotus eyed one, further with the following words: "O, Rama! When Ravana attacked Kubera in battle, sixty lacs of Rakshasas sallied forth with him.
vrm.6.37 All of them were akin to the evil minded Ravana in prowess, in strength, in courage and in pride.
vrm.6.37 "Having set out these Vanara forces in battle array, you shall destryoy Ravana with this great army of Vanaras, composed of four divisions, which surround you.
vrm.6.37 With the aid of Lakshmana, I shall forcibly enter the northern gate where Ravana is stationed along with his army.
vrm.6.38 "We shall see Lanka the abode of that Rakshasa, Ravana the evil minded by whom my wife was taken away for the sake of his own death, by whom virtue was not understood, good character was not known and noble lineage was not seen and by whom that contemptible act was done with an inferior Rakshasa mind.
vrm.6.38 Rama, thus thinking of Ravana in anger, approached and ascended the mountain of Suvela with its conspicuous summits.
vrm.6.39 Lanka, ruled by Ravana, with a breadth of eighty mile and a length of one hundred sixty miles, was located on the apex of the mountain there.
vrm.6.39 The palace seemed to be scraping the skies and was to be seen as an ornament to the City of Ravana.
vrm.6.39 The glorious Rama the elder brother of Lakshmana along with Vanaras saw that charming golden city of Ravana, graced with mountains picturesque with various minerals, splendid with gardens reechoing with songs of Birds of every kind, frequented by varieties of deer, richly endowed with various kinds of flowers, inhabited by Rakshasas of every degree and duly flourishing, having increased its wealth.
vrm.6.40 There above a gateway, stood the invincible Ravana the lord of Rakshasas, who was being fanned with white whisks on both sides, was graced with a triumphal Parasol, was smeared with red sandal paste, adorned with scarlet ornaments, attired in raiment embroidered in gold, resembling a dark cloud, who bore on his breast scars of wounds inflicted on him by Airavata with his tusks, wrapped in a cloak of red colour resembling the colour of hare s blood and looked like a mass of clouds in the sky enveloped with sunshine at sunset.
vrm.6.40 On seeing Ravana, Sugreeva got up all at once, while Rama and the chiefs of the army of Vanaras were looking on.
vrm.6.40 Gathering up his strength and courage, Sugreeva, in an impulse of fury, bounded from the summit of the mountain and then sprang to the top of the gate where Ravana was.
vrm.6.40 Seeing Sugreeva about to rush upon him again, Ravana spoke as follows: "You were Sugreeva one who has a handsome neck, when your were not present before my eyes.
vrm.6.40 Speaking thus, Ravana raised up and quickly flung Sugreeva to the ground with both his arms.
vrm.6.40 Ravana and Sugreeva of great strength carried on a duel which was unbearable, with perspiration broke out on their limbs, with their bodies red with blood, each clung to other other paralyzing his opponent s movements resembling silk cotton and Kimshuka trees, followed by blows of fists, slaps of hands blows of elbows and blows of fingers on each other.
vrm.6.40 The two warriors, Sugreeva and Ravana, who were skilled in wrestling, excuted innumerable and myraid evolutions, taking up diverse postures, moving in a curved line like an ox s urine, coming and going, stepping side ways, having a retrograde motion to avoid blows, turning about abandoning the attack, dashing towards each other, leaping, standing firm and erect, retreated, turned sideways, rushed in a bent posture, ran lifting their foot to kick the opponent and by letting go or stealing away.
vrm.6.40 Meanwhile, Ravana decided to common using his magic power.
vrm.6.40 Knowing it, Sugreeva flew into the sky triumphantly shaking off all fatigue, while Ravana, baffled by Sugreeva stood confounded there alone.
vrm.6.40 Thus, the Lord of the Vanaras, acquiring fame as a warrior, reducing Ravana to exhaustion, ascended into the infinite sky and the offspring of the Sun then went to the side of Rama, who as in the middle of the mokye troops.
vrm.6.41 “O, Vanara of great strength, equal to Indra and Varuna! If you have not returned, though I am conversant with your valour, this was my pre determined resolve that having killed Ravana in fight with his sons forces and chariots, I should have installed Vibhishana as king of Lanka, placing the kingdom of Ayodhya in the hands of Bharata and renounced my life.
vrm.6.41 Hearing Ramas’ words, Sugreeva replied as follows: “O, brave Rama! Seeing Ravana who had taken away your consort and being conscious of my own strength, how can I act otherwise?”
vrm.6.41 “Now surrounded by the Vanaras from all sides, let us make an attack on that invincible citadel ruled by Ravana quickly and swiftly.
vrm.6.41 Those two brothers Rama and Lakshmana, the destroyers of their adversaries, reached the city of Lanka ruled by Ravana, in not a long time.
vrm.6.41 Reaching the city of Lanka ruled by Ravana, the heroic Rama the son of Dasaratha accompanied by Lakshmana, halted near the northern gate, where Ravana stayed.
vrm.6.41 Who else but Rama is capable of protecting the army besieging that gate, regulated by Ravana, as an ocean, regulated by Varuna, guarded by awful Danavas on all sides and creating fear to the weak as Patala is guarded by Rakshasas?
vrm.6.41 Calling to his mind the duty of the kings, Rama who was eager to undertake what was to be done next, in concurrence with Vibhishana, summoned Angada the son of Vali and spoke as follows: “Go my gentle Angada on my behalf and, passing thought the city of Lanka without fear and anxiety and Lanka without fear and anxiety and approaching Ravana the unfortunate Rakshasa devoid of sovereignty and who has lost his splendour because of his inclination to die admonish him in the following words:” “O, Ravana the Ranger of the Night! In your reckless arrogance, sages, Devas, Gandharvas, Apsaras, Nagas, Yakshas and kings have been oppressed by you.
vrm.6.41 Reaching Ravanas’ palace in an instant, the illustrious Angada saw Ravana, seated coolly along with his ministers.
vrm.6.41 Having made himself known, Angada communicated, that whole of the excellent speech of Rama without adding or subtracting anything to Ravana in the presence of Ravanas’ ministers, saying:
vrm.6.41 Hearing these harsh words from Angada the lion among the Vanaras, Ravana the Lord of the Rakshasa tribe was infuriated.
vrm.6.41 Then, the enraged Ravana repeatedly commanded his attendants, saying: “Let this stupid Vanara be seized and put to death.
vrm.6.41 Because of the destruction of his palace, Ravana on his part got extremely angry.
vrm.6.41 As a result of that appalling tumult in the capital city of the Rakshasas, the soldiers of Ravana seized hold of their great weapons and sallied forth like the winds that blow at the dissolution of the worlds.
vrm.6.42 Then, the Rakshasas there, approached Ravana and informed him that the city had been besieged by Rama along with his Vanaras.
vrm.6.42 Hearing that the city has been attacked, Ravana exhibiting his anger, doubly made the necessary arrangements for the war and ascended his mansion.
vrm.6.42 That Ravana caught a glimpse of the city of Lanka, with its mountains, groves and forests all being covered by innumerable troops of Vanaras, waiting for war.
vrm.6.42 Seeing the earth made all brown with innumerable Vanaras, Ravana in great perplexity reflected: “How can they be exterminated?”
vrm.6.42 Having pondered for long, regaining his confidence and with his eyes widened by surprise, Ravana gazed on Rama and his troops of Vanaras.
vrm.6.42 In order to fulfill Ramas’ cherished desire, those troops, forming themselves into columns, began to scale the heights of Lanka, while Ravana stood gazing.
vrm.6.42 Ravana the lord of Rakshasas with his mind filled in anger, then commanded for the decamping of the entire army immediately.
vrm.6.42 At this command coming from Ravana lips, a tremendous clamour arose among the Rakshasas.
vrm.6.43 The Rakshasa with great fury, Vibhishana the younger brother of Ravana confronted with Shatrughna possessing fiery velocity in battle.
vrm.6.44 That Indrajit the son of Ravana, the sinful Rakshasa who had gone out of sight and was cruel in battle, rendered himself as invisible again and hurled forth sharp arrows, bright as lightning.
vrm.6.45 Indrajit, the son of Ravana, who was skilled in the use of magic weapons, by means of his arrows with great speed, released from his most excellent of bows, arrested the impetuous outbreak of the Vanaras.
vrm.6.46 The Vanaras surveyed all the quarters in the sky, without being able to discover Indrajit the son of Ravana, who was veiled by his magic powers in the fight.
vrm.6.46 Thus speaking to all those Rakshasas, Indrajit the son of Ravana by his arrows struck the Vanara chief.
vrm.6.46 Indrajit the son of Ravana of great swiftness, struck both Gavaksha and Sharabha of unbounded valour with two arrows on each of them, in that battle.
vrm.6.46 Thereafter, Indrajit the son of Ravana swiftly with his various arrows, struck Gavaksha the ruler of Golangulas and then Angada the son of Vali too.
vrm.6.46 Approaching Ravana there and saluting with joined palms, Indrajit informed his father in pleasing words that both Rama and Lakshmana had been slain.
vrm.6.46 Hearing in the midst of Rakshasas, the news that both the enemies having been killed, Ravana forthwith sprang on his feet in joy and embraced his son.
vrm.6.46 Smelling on his head, Ravana delighted at heard, made enquiries in the matter.
vrm.6.46 Hearing the words of Indrajit the great charioteer, Ravana with his heart filled with a gush of joy, relinquished his anguish, caused on account of Rama and applauded his son with pleasing words.
vrm.6.47 Indrajit, the son of Ravana having returned to Lanka, his purpose accomplished, the leading Vanaras surrounded Rama in order to watch over him.
vrm.6.47 Ravana, meanwhile, full of joy, dismissed his son Indrajit and thereafter summoned the female Rakshasas who guarded Seetha.
vrm.6.47 Then, the rejoiced Ravana said to them as follows: “Tell Seetha that Rama and Lakshmana have been killed by Indrajit.
vrm.6.47 “Beholding Rama and Lakshmana fallen under the sway of death on the battle field today, finding no other haven and hoping for nothing else, the large eyed Seetha will voluntarily seek refuge with me!” Hearing these words of the cruel Ravana, they all replied, “Be it so” and went to where the Pushpaka chariot was.
vrm.6.47 Thereafter, the female Rakshasas brought the aerial car, Pushpaka as per the instructions of Ravana and carried it nearer to Seetha who was staying in Ashoka grove.
vrm.6.47 Ravana the king of Rakshasas, thrilled with rapture, caused Lanka to be garlanded with flags and banners and arranged a proclamation to be made in Lanka announcing that Rama and Lakshmana had been slain by Indrajit in battle.
vrm.6.48 Entering that Ashoka grove, planted with a multitude of trees, sporting ground of Ravana and recalling the two princes who she had just seen, Seetha gave way to extreme grief.
vrm.6.49 "O, Sugreeva! You ought to return at once from here since knowing that you are bereft of my support, Ravana will overcome you, O king!"
vrm.6.49 Seeing him, who resembled a mass of collyrium, hastening towards them thus, all the Vanaras thinking him to be Indrajit the son of Ravana, fled away.
vrm.6.50 On seeing him, the foremost of Vanaras seized with terror have fled, deeming him to be Indrajit, Ravana s son.
vrm.6.50 "Deprived of the hope now of becoming a king, I am as one dead, eventhough surviving while my rival Ravana sees his vow fulfilled and gets his desires realised.
vrm.6.50 Ravana and his son will not acheive their purpose.
vrm.6.50 Emerging from their swoon, they will destroy Ravana with his hordes in battles.
vrm.6.50 "As for me, I shall slay Ravana with his son and his relatives and bring back Seetha as did Indra the prosperity he had lost.
vrm.6.50 "Now, by your grace, we both have overcome a great disaster created by Indrajit the son of Ravana.
vrm.6.50 "When, under the flutter of your arrows, Lanka has been destroyed save for the aged and the children and you have slain Ravana,.
vrm.6.51 That tumultuous sound, set up by the Vanaras who were full of martial ardour, arrested the attention of Ravana and his Rakshasas.
vrm.6.51 Hearing that mighty clamour, sounding smooth and deep, Ravana spoke to his ministers who surrounded him.
vrm.6.51 Having spoken thus to his ministers, Ravana the Lord of Rakshasas said to his Rakshasas who stood round him there as follows "You immediately discover from what cause this general rejoicing among all these Vanaras coming for the their present grievous situation! Thus commanded by Ravana, they mounted the rampart very briskly and saw the army lead by the high souled Sugreeva and also the highly fortunate Rama and Lakshmana who were relieved of the terrific shackle of arrow a and risen up together.
vrm.6.51 With their hearts trembling with fear and faces turning pale, all those terrific Rakshasas descended from the rampart and approached Ravana.
vrm.6.51 With downcast faces, those Rakshasas skilled in speech, faithfully informed Ravana of those unpleasant tidings, saying: "The two brothers, Rama and Lakshmana, whom Indrajit had bound with his benumbing shafts and whose arms he had pinioned, are free from the arrows which paralyzed them and now appear on the field of battle, as two strong Elephants who have snapped their fetters.
vrm.6.51 Hearing their words, the might Ravana was filled with anxiety and fury.
vrm.6.51 Thus commanded by Ravana, the intelligent Dhumraksha, going past from there, quickly departed front her royal palace.
vrm.6.51 Hearing the words of Dhumraksha, the general of forces, having the army which followed him, kept the army ready quickly, as per Ravana s command.
vrm.6.53 Hearing the death of Dhumraksha, Ravana the King of Rakshasas was possessed of anger and began to hiss like a serpent.
vrm.6.55 Hearing that Vajradamshtra was killed by Angada, Ravana spoke the following words to the General of his forces who, with joined palms, stood near him.
vrm.6.55 Taking that command of Ravana, the mighty Akampana of quick resolution then mobilized the army.
vrm.6.55 A highly fierce battle ensued between those Vanaras and Rakshasas, who were ready to lose their lives for the sake of Rama and Ravana.
vrm.6.57 Hearing of Akampana s killing, Ravana the Lord of Rakshasas, with a little depressed face, was enraged and looked towards his ministers.
vrm.6.57 Having reflected awhile and deliberated with his ministers, Ravana the king of Rakshasas then passed that forenoon in inspecting his defenses in the City of Lanka.
vrm.6.57 The king Ravana saw that City, guarded by groups of Rakshasas, filled with innumerable troops and decorated with banners and flags.
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 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 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 the one who was commanded by Ravana, ascended his chariot and set out from Lanka soon along with a huge army.
vrm.6.58 He is the Rakshasa named Prahasta, the Army general of Ravana.
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 those words of the Rakshasas, Ravana was possessed of anger.
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.6.59 Speaking thus, Ravana the enemy of the Lord of Devas ascended his chariot which shone like a flame and was yoked to a team of excellent Horses with its brilliance of an effulgent body.
vrm.6.59 Ravana the best among the kings of Rakshasas sallied forth with the sound of couches, kettle drums, cymbals, clapping of hands and leonine roars and well acclaimed by agreeable encomiums.
vrm.6.59 That Ravana along with the flesh eating Rakshasas whose forms resembled mountains and clouds and whose glances flashed like torches shone like Rudra the Lord of Immortals surrounded by genii.
vrm.6.59 Ravana who was endowed with extraordinary energy, issuing all at once from the city, observed a ferocious army of Vanaras with trees and rocks in their hands, ready for combat and roaring like a vast ocean and a mass of
vrm.6.59 Ravana, decked with a diadem, who has brought Indra and Vaivasvata, is shining like the sun.
vrm.6.59 Then, Rama the annihilator of enemies, answered Vibhishana and said Alas! What glory, what majesty is Ravana s the Lord of Rakshasas! Ravana is beaming like the sun with his rays difficult to be gazed, neither can the eye rest on him such is the binding strength of his magnificence!
vrm.6.59 All the warriors of the suzerain Ravana are as high as hills.
vrm.6.59 Thereafter, that powerful Ravana spoke to those exceedingly strong Rakshasas as follows: Take up your positions unfalteringly and happily at the gates and principal exits, the outposts and fortifications.
vrm.6.59 Having dismissed those counsellors and as the Rakshasas departed as ordered, Ravana thereafter began to split under the waters of the sea of Vanaras, in the same way as a gigantic fish would rend the entire expanse of the sea.
vrm.6.59 Seeing Ravana with his radiant bow, in the battle, Sugreeva the Lord of Vanaras tearing up a huge mountain top, ran towards that king of Rakshasas.
vrm.6.59 Seizing a mountain top with its many trees and ridges, Sugreeva hurled it on Ravana the Rakshasa.
vrm.6.59 Seeing that mountain top coming towards him, Ravana quickly broke it asunder with his arrows with golden shafts.
vrm.6.59 While that mountain top with its well developed ridges and excellent trees was rent asunder and fell on the earth, Ravana like unto another Yama the Lord of Death, loosed an arrow resembling a great serpent.
vrm.6.59 The enraged Ravana, taking that arrow with the speed of a thunder bolt of Indra and possessing the brilliance of a fire, hurled it to kill Sugreeva.
vrm.6.59 That arrow released by Ravana s arm reached Sugreeva, having a bodily splendour equal to that of Indra s thunder bolt, and pierced his body in its flight as formerly Guha s spear when he discharged it at the Krauncha
vrm.6.59 exceeding corpulence tearing up rocks, rushed towards Ravana.
vrm.6.59 Pierced by the arrows of Ravana the Enemy of Gods, those Vanara Generals of terrifying stature fell on the ground.
vrm.6.59 Assailed and fallen down, those Vanara warriors, emitted cries as though struck by an arrow of terror, whom Ravana was destroying with his darts and fled for refuge to Rama who is capable of affording protection to all.
vrm.6.59 meaningful words follows: O, noble Brother! Of my own accord, I am able to kill this wretched Ravana.
vrm.6.59 Lakshmana then saw Ravana with arms as large as the trunks of Elephants, who was brandishing his dreadful and fiery bow, covering those Vanaras whose bodies he had severed with a close rain of darts.
vrm.6.59 The exceedingly energetic Hanuma, born of Maruta the god of wind, beholding this, rushed on Ravana in order to bring that rain of arrows to an end.
vrm.6.59 Approaching his chariot, the sagacious Hanuma lifted his right arm and spoke the following threatening words to Ravana: You have obtained the boon of invulnerability to the Devas, Danavas, Gandharvas, Rakshasas and Yakshas.
vrm.6.59 Hearing the words of Hanuma, the exceedingly valiant Ravana, his eyes inflamed with anger, answered.
vrm.6.59 Hearing the words of Ravana, Hanuma the son of Vayu spoke the following words: Recollect that I have killed your son Aksha already.
vrm.6.59 Thus spoken, the highly energetic and the valiant Ravana the Lord of Rakshasas struck Hanuma the son of Anila a violent blow on his chest with the palm of his hand.
vrm.6.59 Hanuma, thus struck with Ravana s palm, reeled repeatedly.
vrm.6.59 Thereafter the highly sagacious and illustrious Hanuma secured his balance within a moment and in fury, struck Ravana the enemy of Immortals with the very palm of his hand.
vrm.6.59 Under the violent impact of the blow of the mighty Hanuma Ravana shook like a mountain when the earth trembles.
vrm.6.59 Beholding Ravana struck in the fight by Hanuma s palm the sages, Vanaras, Siddhas, along with Asuras and Devas raised a resounding approbation.
vrm.6.59 Then, the extremely spirited Ravana, having regained his breath, spoke the following words: Well done! Well done! O, Vanara! You are my adversary, worthy of praise by your valour!
vrm.6.59 Then, Hanuma answered, O, Ravana! Cursed by that strength since you do still survive! O, foolish fellow! Why this boasting? Now come, strike me once! My fist is about to dispatch you to the Abode of Yama the Lord of Death! Hearing the words of Hanuma, the powerful Ravana, enraged, his
vrm.6.59 Seeing that mighty Hanuma exhausted, Ravana turned his chariot towards Nila.
vrm.6.59 With his terrific arrows in the likeness of serpents, Ravana the powerful Lord of Rakshasas pierced the vital parts of his enemy, thus overwhelming
vrm.6.59 Nila, the Army General of Vanaras, tormented by that hail of arrows, with one hand hurled a great rock at Ravana the king of Rakshasas.
vrm.6.59 Meanwhile, Hanuma of exalted mind, burning with courage, regained his breath and in his martial ire cried out furiously towards Ravana, the Lord of Rakshasas who occupied in fight with Nila as follows: It is not proper to
vrm.6.59 Then, the mighty Ravana, however, shattered the rock hurled by Nila with seven pointed arrows and it fell down, crumbling to pieces.
vrm.6.59 Ravana, confronting those trees, bursted them and showered a hail of dangerous darts on Nila the son of Agni.
vrm.6.59 Showered by a multitude of shafts, as from a cloud, the mighty Nila assumed a diminutive form and leapt on to the point of Ravana s standard.
vrm.6.59 Seeing Nila the son of Agni standing well on the point of his standard, Ravana inflamed with fury.
vrm.6.59 Beholding that Vanara sometimes leaping on to the point of Ravana s standard sometimes on to the tip of his bow and sometimes on to the
vrm.6.59 The mighty Ravana, amazed at the Vanara s agility, seized a marvellous and glowing arrow called Agneya the weapon of Fire.
vrm.6.59 Thereafter, those Vanaras who felt rejoiced to see Ravana disconcerted at the agility of Nila and had found an occasion for jubilation, shouted joyously.
vrm.6.59 Then, provoked by the shouts of the Vanaras, his heart possessed with confusing, Ravana did not know what to do.
vrm.6.59 Ravana the Rakshasa, taking up an arrow, charged with the missile presided over by the Agni, aimed at Nila who had perched on the tip of his standard.
vrm.6.59 Then, Ravana the king of Rakshasas said,: O Vanara! You are endowed with agility combined with a supreme power of magic.
vrm.6.59 Thus speaking, Ravana the long armed King of Rakshasas, having placed Agni Missile with his arrow, struck Nila the Army General.
vrm.6.59 Seeing Nila unconscious, Ravana, eager for fight, in his chariot whose rattling sounded like thunder clouds, rushed on Lakshmana.
vrm.6.59 Coming to the centre of the battle field, the powerful Ravana the King of Rakshasas prevented Lakshmana to go forward, halted, standing there in his glory and lifted up his bow.
vrm.6.59 Lakshmana of indomitable courage spoke to that Ravana who was lifting up his unfathomable bow as follows: O, King of Rakshasas! Now enter into combat with me cease from fighting with the Vanaras!
vrm.6.59 Hearing that marvellously modulated voice that resounded like the twanging of a bow string, Ravana drawing near his adversary, who stood close to his chariot, answered in anger: O, Lakshmana! By my good fortune, you in your perverted mind, reached within my range of sight so as to meet your death.
vrm.6.59 Then, Lakshmana, unmoved spoke to that Ravana who was roaring with his sharp and protruding teeth as follows: Greatly dignified ones eschew bragging! O, the foremost of evil doers! You are sounding your own praises! O, King of Rakshasas! I know your valour, strength, energy and
vrm.6.59 hoods shattered, Ravana got angry and loosened other sharp arrows.
vrm.6.59 Lakshmana, however, caused a well aimed rain of missiles from his bow to fall on Ravana and nay, even broke Ravana s arrows with his arrows called Khura, Ardhachandra, the excellent Karni and Bhalla.
vrm.6.59 Seeing his successive arrows proving in vain, Ravana the King of
vrm.6.59 Lakshmana, the equal of Mahendra, fixing some sharpened arrows, swift as lightning and of blazing effulgence on his bow string, discharged them on Ravana in order to strike him down.
vrm.6.59 Whereupon, Ravana the King of Rakshasas shattered those pointed
vrm.6.59 Struck by Ravana s arrow, Lakshmana reeled a little and was scarcely able to retain his bow.
vrm.6.59 But, coming to his consciousness with difficulty, he shattered that weapon belonging to Ravana, Indra s enemy.
vrm.6.59 Then, Lakshmana the son of Dasaratha struck Ravana, whose bow was broken, with three pointed darts.
vrm.6.59 Ravana, the enemy of Devas, whose bow was broken, struck by the arrows, his limbs spattered with flesh, and streaming with blood, himself of formidable energy, seized in the battle a spear gifted to him by Brahma the Lord of Creation.
vrm.6.59 Ravana the Lord of the country of Rakshasas hurled with strength on Lakshmana, that blazing spear, emitting smoke and as bright as fire, frightening the Vanaras in the fray.
vrm.6.59 Ravana that thorn in the side of the Gods, though overcoming that Lakshmana who removed the pride of Rakshasas, was unable to bear him away with his hands.
vrm.6.59 Thereupon, the enraged Hanuma the son of the Wind God, rushed towards Ravana and struck angrily on his chest with his fist, resembling a thunder bolt.
vrm.6.59 By that blow of the fist, Ravana the Lord of Rakshasas reeled and fell on his knees to the ground.
vrm.6.59 Seeing Ravana despite his redoubtable strength swooned on the battle field, sages and Vanaras began to shout in triumph as did also Devas and the Asuras.
vrm.6.59 Then, the courageous Hanuma lifting up Lakshmana in his arms, who had been wounded by Ravana, brought him to Rama s presence.
vrm.6.59 That spear leaving Lakshmana, who was overcome in the battle, returned to its position in that chariot of Ravana.
vrm.6.59 The mighty Ravana too, regaining his consciousness in the great battle field, picked up his sharp arrows and the great bow.
vrm.6.59 Beholding the great army of Vanaras whose great warriors were overthrown on the battle field, Rama rushed on Ravana.
vrm.6.59 Rama the Lord of men then saw Ravana standing in his chariot in the battle field.
vrm.6.59 The mighty Rama became angry on seeing him and rushed upon that Ravana like unto Vishnu with his uplifted mace rushed upon Virochana.
vrm.6.59 Rama made a sound in drawing the cord of his bow and like unto the roll of thunder, spoke in a deep voice to Ravana as follows:
vrm.6.59 O, Ravana the King of Rakshasas! The one who was struck by the spear, fell swooping this day only to recover consciousness immediately, will now, assuming the form of death, claim you, your sons and grandsons in battle.
vrm.6.59 Hearing the words of Rama, Ravana of great strength, full of rage and recollecting his former hostility struck with flaming arrows resembling the tongues of the Fire of Dissolution, on Hanuman the son of Vayu, who with extreme velocity, was bearing Rama in the battle field.
vrm.6.59 Thereupon, seeing Hanuman the Tiger among the Vanaras getting wounded by Ravana, Rama was transported with anger.
vrm.6.59 Thereupon, with a great force, Rama struck with his shaft shining brightly as the thunderbolt, that Ravana, the enemy of Indra, in his broad and beautiful chest, even as the mighty Indra would strike the Mount Meru with his thunderbolt.
vrm.6.59 Seeing that Ravana swooning, the magnanimous Rama took up a blazing arrow shaped like a crescent moon and immediately used it to shatter the diadem of Ravana the Lord of Rakshasas, which was of bright hue.
vrm.6.59 At these words, that King Ravana, his joy boasting subdued, his bow shattered, his Horses and chariot slain pierced with arrows, his great diadem broken, he soon returned to Lanka.
vrm.6.59 While that mighty Ravana the Lord of Rakshasas and the enemy of
vrm.6.59 That Ravana, the adversary of Indra being vanquished, the Devas, Asuras the multitude Bhutas in all the quarters, the creatures of the ocean with the great Uragas as also all beings on earth and in waters rejoiced very much.
vrm.6.60 Returning to the City of Lanka, Ravana the King of Rakshasas was afflicted with the fear of Rama s arrows, his pride was humbled and his senses troubled.
vrm.6.60 Resting on an excellent and charming throne made of Gold, Ravana looked at the Rakshasas and spoke the following words: "All that great penance performed by me became a waste indeed, for, I who am equal to Mahendra the Lord of Devas have been defeated by a mere man!" "The terrible words of Brahma the Lord of Creation saying, You know of the threat from men appear true.
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.6.60 Hearing those words of Ravana, those Rakshasas very briskly went to the abode of Kumbhakarna.
vrm.6.60 "Now, I shall drive away the misfortune from Ravana the King of Rakshasas, even if I have to cut Mahendra himself to pieces or to freeze the Fire.
vrm.6.60 Get thee hence were the words addressed by Rama who is equal to the sun in splendour, to Ravana in person the Lord of Rakshasas and the trouble some person to Devas.
vrm.6.60 "O, Yupaksha! Now itself, after conquering the entire army of Vanaras with Lakshmana and Rama on the battle field, then only I shall see Ravana.
vrm.6.60 Hearing these haughty from that Rakshasa, whose anger increased his ferocity, Mahodara the chief of warriors of Rakshasas, having offered obeisance with joined palms, spoke the following words: "O, the mighty armed! When you have listened to the words of Ravana and considered the advantages and disadvantages of the matter, even afterwards you can conquer the enemies in battle.
vrm.6.60 All those Rakshasas, approaching Ravana who was seated on the throne, said to him with joined palms, as follows:
vrm.6.60 Is it your will that he should enter the battle field from there itself or do you desire him to come here and see you?" Ravana answered those Rakshasas who stood before him and with a glad heart, said: "I want to see him here.
vrm.6.60 Uttering "Be it so", all those Rakshasas as commanded by Ravana, returned to Kumbhakarna and spoke the following words:
vrm.6.60 Thereupon, those Rakshasas brought him quickly the wine and various kinds of eatable there, in their hurry to take Kumbhakarna with them as per Ravana s commands.
vrm.6.61 "Humbled by Brahma s curse, Kumbhakarna then fell down in front of Ravana.
vrm.6.61 Thereupon, the highly perplexed Ravana spoke the following words:" O Brahma! You are cutting off a well grown golden tree, just at the time of yielding its fruit.
vrm.6.61 "Hearing the words of Ravana, Brahma spoke as follows: He will indeed sleep for six months and wake up for a day.
vrm.6.61 Ravana", the king of Rakshasas, who got into an evil plight and frightened as he was in seeing your prowess, now got Kumbhakarna awakened.
vrm.6.62 He saw Ravana s abode, covered with golden grilled windows, spacious and looking beautiful, like a shining sun.
vrm.6.62 Entering Ravana s palace, like the sun entering a mass of clouds, Kumbhakarna then saw from of distance his brother seated on a throne, as Indra saw Brahma perched on his seat.
vrm.6.62 On seeing Kumbhakarna who arrived there, Ravana then quickly rose up from his seat, delighted and brought him nearer to his side.
vrm.6.62 Then, the mighty Kumbhakarna having offered salutation to the feet of his brother sitting on a sofa, asked him, "What is to be done?" Rising up from his seat, Ravana embraced him.
vrm.6.62 Resting on that seat, the mighty Kumbhakarna, with his blood shot eyes in anger, spoke to Ravana as follows:
vrm.6.62 Ravana, with his eyes rolling with annoyance, spoke to Kumbhakarna, his brother, who was there with anger as follows: "O mighty Kumbhakarna! You slept for a long period.
vrm.6.63 Hearing the lamentation of Ravana, Kumbhakarna laughed at a full volume and spoke as follows:
vrm.6.63 On hearing those words of Kumbhakarna, Ravana, on his part, twisted his eye brows in anger and spoke the following words:
vrm.6.63 Thereupon, hearing those deeply harsh words spoken by Ravana and understanding that he is quite enraged, Kumbhakarna spoke slowly and smoothly.
vrm.6.63 "O faultless Ravana! Why are you agitated now, when you are being consoled by those Rakshasas and by me, who are desirous of killing Rama?" "O king of Rakshasas! Rama will indeed kill you, only after killing me.
vrm.6.63 "O Ravana, having unequal prowess and the annihilator of enemies! You can command me, even now, as you wish.
vrm.6.64 "Having lost his advantage, who would feel inclined to reduce to submission, an enemy, who is rich in advantage and determined to lay down his life, as an ordinary person?" "O Kumbhakarna, the foremost among the Rakshasas! How do you wish to combat with Rama, with whom none in the human beings is equal and who is equal of Indra and the sun?" Having thus spoken to the enraged Kumbhakarna, Mahodara on his part spoke as follows, in the midst of Rakshasas, to Ravana, who made the people cry.
vrm.6.65 Hearing the words of Mahodara, Kumbhakarna rebuked him and then spoke to his brother, Ravana, the chief of Rakshasas as follows: "By annihilation of that evil minded Rama, I will wipe off your terrifc fear today.
vrm.6.65 Hearing the words of the intellectual Kumbhakarna, Ravana the king of Rakshasas, bursting into laughter, replied as follows: "O dear brother, well versed in the art of war fare! This Mahodara is frightened of Rama.
vrm.6.65 Ravana, the king of Rakshasas, having a great energy, thus speaking to the mighty Kumbhakarna, thought himself as though he was born again.
vrm.6.65 Taking hold of that large spike tinted with the blood of enemies, shining like Indra s thunderbolt and equally heavy, capable of tormenting Devas, Danavas, Gandharvas, Yakshas and Nagas, wreathed in garlands of crimson flowers with excessive splendour and emitting flames by itself naturally, Kumbhakarna of great brilliance spoke to Ravana the following words: "Let this large army stay back here.
vrm.6.65 Hearing the words of Kumbhakarna, Ravana said, "Go along with army, with their spikes and hammers in hand.
vrm.6.65 Rising up swiftly from his throne, Ravana endowed with a great energy, then placed around the neck of Kumbhakarna, a necklace studded with a course of jewels.
vrm.6.65 Ravana placed on the person of Kumbhakarna, armlets, rings, excellent jewellery and a handsome chain.
vrm.6.65 Ravana arranged for ornamentation of his limbs with beautiful and sweet smelling garlands as well as ear rings to his ears.
vrm.6.65 Ravana sent off the mighty Kumbhakarna, having a colossal body, who was then sallying forth, with a great sound of drums and musical instruments and with laudable benedictions.
vrm.6.67 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.
vrm.6.67 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.
vrm.6.68 Seeing that the great souled Rama killed Kumbhakarna, the Rakshasas reported the matter to Ravana, the king of Rakshasas as follows: "O king! That Kumbhakarna, looking like Yama driving away the army of Vanaras and devouring some Vanaras, met with death, the time s act.
vrm.6.68 Hearing that the mighty Kumbhakarna was killed in battle, Ravana was tormented with grief and fell down, fainted.
vrm.6.68 Then, recovering his consciousness with difficulty, distressed as he was for the killing of Kumbhakarna and perplexed in mind, Ravana the foremost of Rakshasas, lamented as follows: "Alas! O hero, destroying the pride of enemies! O mighty Kumbhakarna! Leaving me behind, you have gone by divine will to the abode of Yama the lord of death.
vrm.6.68 Having thus lamented very much piteously in various ways on coming to know that Kumbhakarna, his younger brother and the enemy of Indra having been killed, Ravana the ten headed Rakshasa, whose inner feelings were agitated, even sank down, extremely disturbed.
vrm.6.69 Hearing the words of the evil minded Ravana, who was thus lamenting, as he was overcome with grief, Trishira one of his sons spoke as follows: “Truly in such a manner, the highly valiant Kumbhakarna, the middle of our father and uncles has been killed.
vrm.6.69 Hearing the words of Trishira, Ravana the king of Rakshasas considered himself as though born anew, after being summoned by Death.
vrm.6.69 That Ravana the king, surrounded by his sons, who were radiant as the sun and who tormented the strength and fortune of the enemies, shone like Indra surrounded by Devas who can destroy the pride of gigantic Danavas.
vrm.6.69 Embracing his sons, embellishing them with ornaments and blessing them profusely, Ravana sent them to battle.
vrm.6.69 For the defense of his sons, Ravana sent Yuddhonmatta and Matta better known as Mahodara and Mahaparshva, his brothers to the battle.
vrm.6.69 Those Rakshasas with colossal bodies, paid obeisance by circumambulating to Ravana who caused the people to cry in terror and departed.
vrm.6.69 Trishira, the son of Ravana, ascended an exquisite chariot, yoked to excellent Horses and filled with all types of armoury.
vrm.6.69 Then, Atikaya, having very fiery energy, the son of Ravana and the foremost among the wielders of bow, mounted an excellent chariot.
vrm.6.70 The intelligent Trishira the son of Ravana broke it by using his sharp arrows.
vrm.6.70 That Devantaka, the son of Ravana, with his head crushed and broken by the blow of the fist, with his teeth and eyes coming out and with his tongue hanging down, swiftly fell down dead on the earth.
vrm.6.70 Thereupon, Trishira the son of Ravana seizing hold of a spear, as Yama the lord of death takes in his service Kalaratri, a night of all destroying time, hurled it on Hanuma.
vrm.6.70 Then, a strong Vanara called Rishabha came jumping and stood in front of that Mattanika Mahaparshva, the younger brother of Ravana.
vrm.6.71 Thus asked by Rama, the prince having an unlimited splendour, that Vibhishana of great brilliance, replied to Rama as follows: “The ten necked king Ravana, having great brilliance, the brother of Kubera, doing terrific deeds and possessing a great power, is the lord of Rakshasas.
vrm.6.71 “To him, there is a valiant son, equal to Ravana in combat, who serves elders, holding that which is heard from them and skilled in the use of weaponry.
vrm.6.71 Having charged the missile of Brahma on that arrow with the feathers and all, equal to a messenger of Yama the lord of Death over his bow, Lakshmana released that arrow looking like a thunderbolt on Atikaya, the son of Ravana.
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.6.72 Hearing those words of Ravana, all the mighty Rakshasas then precisely carried it out forthwith in its totality.
vrm.6.72 Having thus instructed all of them, Ravana the king of Rakshasas, suffering from prickly sorrow and depression, penetrated deeply into his palace.
vrm.6.72 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.
vrm.6.73 Then, those surviving troops of Rakshasas hastily told Ravana that Devantaka, Trishira, Atikaya and other foremost of Rakshasas had been killed.
vrm.6.73 Thereupon, suddenly hearing of those who had been killed, Ravana the prosperous king of Rakshasas, having his eyes filled with profuse tears boarding over the terrific destroyal of his son as also the death of his brothers, contemplated for long.
vrm.6.73 Then, seeing Ravana the king, miserably submerged in a sea of sorrow, Indrajit, Ravanas’ son, the best among charioteers, spoke to him as follows: “O father, the king of Rakshasas! You ought not to get embarrassed, while Indrajit is alive.
vrm.6.73 Seeing that son setting out with a large army, that glorious Ravana, the king of Rakshasas, spoke as follows: “O my dear son! There is no charioteer who can stand you as your rival.
vrm.6.73 How much more can I tell?” After hearing these words of Ravana Indrajit accepted his great blessings.
vrm.6.73 Indrajit the son of Ravana, on his part, possessing great splendour and great strength, was enraged and wounded the bodies of the Vanaras.
vrm.6.73 Indrajit, the son of Ravana, possessing a great splendour power and strength, again generating a terrific rain of arrows and weapons, destroyed the army of Vanaras from all sides.
vrm.6.74 From the day the Vanaras and Rakshasas began to fight in Lanka, from that day onwards, under the orders of Ravana, all those Rakshasas, who were being killed by the foremost of Vanaras were being thrown away into the sea as and when they were killed, merely or the sake of honour so that their number may not be known to the Vanaras.
vrm.6.75 “Since Kumbhakarna and his four sons were killed, Ravana cannot give any defense now”.
vrm.6.75 “Let those dexterous Vanaras, possessing the strength of Lions, taking torches in their hands, rush towards Lanka quickly, in order to set ablaze the abode of Ravana.
vrm.6.75 Seeing those Vanara chiefs, standing at the gate, with flaming torches in their hands, Ravana was enraged with fury.
vrm.6.75 The enraged Ravana sent both Kumbha and Nimkumbha, the sons of Kumbhakarna, along with a multitude of Rakshasas.
vrm.6.75 By the orders of Ravana, Yupaksha, Shonitaksha, Prajangha and Kampana along with the aforesaid sons of Kumbhakarna set out for the battle.
vrm.6.75 Ravana instructed all those mighty Rakshasas thus, “O Rakshasas! Proceed now itself, bellowing a lion’s roar.
vrm.6.75 Incited by Ravana, the valiant Rakshasas then, wielding shining weapons and roaring repeatedly, sallied forth from Lanka.
vrm.6.76 Both Ravana and you are equal in complaisance towards Rakshasas and the majesty too exists.
vrm.6.76 “Because of the boon received by him, Ravana your uncle is able to attack the Devas and Danavas.
vrm.6.76 “You are equal in archery to Indrajit and in prowess to Ravana.
vrm.6.78 On hearing of Nikumbha and Kumbha having been killed, Ravana was very much flared up like fire.
vrm.6.78 Engulfed with both anger and sorrow, Ravana ordered the wide eyed Makaraksha, the son of Khara as follows:
vrm.6.78 Hearing Ravanas’ words, Makaraksha, the son of Khara, thinking himself as a hero, was rejoiced and assured Ravana that he would do it certainly as commanded.
vrm.6.78 Having respectfully saluted, even by performing circumambulation, the mighty Makaraksha, by the orders of Ravana, came forth from these shining palace of Ravana.
vrm.6.78 “The mighty Ravana, the king of Rakshasas commanded me to kill both Rama and Lakshmana in battle.
vrm.6.80 On hearing Makaraksha having been killed, Ravana who had been ever victorious in battle, grinding his teeth in rage, reflected on what to do then and there, and as greatly furious as he was, instructed Indrajit, his son to proceed to the battle field.
vrm.6.80 Can you not kill those two men, on seeing them in the battle field?" Hearing the words of Ravana, that Indrajit, bowing to the command of his father, poured oblations into the sacred fire, with due ceremony, on the sacrificial ground.
vrm.6.80 Coming forth from the city and having acquired the capacity of vanishing from the sight, by offering oblations into the sacred fire, with the uttereance of spells sacred to Rakshasas, that indrajit, who was ever victorious in war, spoke as follows: "By killing both the princes who left home to become religious mendicants in the forest in vain, I will present a gift of victory secured in the battle, to my father, Ravana today.
vrm.6.80 Impelled, as he was, by Ravana, the fiery Indrajit, with his barbarons bow and steel arrows, swiftly came to the battle field enraged.
vrm.6.83 “While we, who were carrying on the battle, stood looking on, Indrajit, the son of Ravana killed Seetha in front of us, even though she continued to weep.
vrm.6.83 “If unrighteousness had been effective, Ravana should have obtained the hell.
vrm.6.83 “Since there is absence of calamity for Ravana and misfortune occurred to you, the result of vice is obtained through virtue and the result of virtue is obtained through vice.
vrm.6.83 “O the foremost among men! O the long armed one! O the firmly resolute one! Arise! Why are you not knowing about yourself, who is the great souled and whose spirit is disciplined?” “O faultless one! On seeing the death of Seetha and enraged, rising to do favour for you, I shall completely destroy with my arrows, Lanka with its chariots, Elephants and Horses along with Ravana.
vrm.6.84 “O the long armed! I know the design of the evil minded Ravana towards Seetha.
vrm.6.85 When he is killed, know that Ravana along with his associate troops also as killed.
vrm.6.85 After covering a long distance, that Lakshmana, the delight to his friends, saw the army of Ravana, ranged in battle array, from a distance.
vrm.6.87 That Indrajit, the son of Ravana, clad in armour, armed with a sword, and distinguished by his ensign, appeared in a fire coloured chariot.
vrm.6.87 "Because of these vices, Ravana, your father and my brother, has been abandoned by me.
vrm.6.88 The swift Indrajit, the son of Ravana, with his arrows of very great velocity, in that battle, struck Lakshmana who was endowed with auspicious body marks.
vrm.6.88 Seeing Indrajit the son of Ravana pale faced, Vibhishana spoke as follows to Lakshmana, who was fully absorbed in the fight.
vrm.6.89 "O cheifs of Vanaras! Here stands before you, one who is the last support of Ravana.
vrm.6.89 Why do you stand idle?" "At the end of this war, if this sinful Rakshasa is killed, the remaining army is as good as killed, except Ravana.
vrm.6.90 Understanding Lakshmana to have been protected by an impenetrable armour and showing his swiftness in discharging missiles, Indrajit the son of Ravana, who felt very much angered, pierced Lakshmana in the forehead with three arrows provided with good plumes.
vrm.6.91 Now, that his son having been killed, I account Ravana to have been killed in battle.
vrm.6.91 O valiant Lakshmana! Fortunately, you indeed severed the right hand of the cruel Ravana.
vrm.6.91 Indrajit is indeed the support for that Ravana.
vrm.6.91 Hearing of his son having been struck down, Ravana will indeed come forth with a great and powerful battle array.
vrm.6.91 "By encircling that Ravana, who is difficult to be conquered, with a great army, I will kill him, who is coming forth with a feeling of distress for the death of his son.
vrm.6.92 Hearing of Indrajit s killing and having ascertained the news, Ravana s counsellors reported the matter hurriedly to Ravana.
vrm.6.92 Hearing that news of formidable, harsh and terrific death of Indrajit his son in battle, Ravana gave way to a protracted swoon.
vrm.6.92 Regaining his consciousness after a long time, the king Ravana, confounded as he was with sorrow on account of his son s death and with his mind confused, lamented as follows depressed as he was.
vrm.6.92 "Deserting us without taking away my tormentation, while Sugreeva, Lakshmana and Rama are still alive, where have you gone?" A huge rage enveloped Ravana, the king of Rakshasas, born of his son s death, while he was feeling distressed through grief as aforesaid.
vrm.6.92 Afflicted with the grief of his son s killing, that valiant Ravana got wrapped up in wrath and pondering with his mind, craved for the killing of Seetha.
vrm.6.92 The dreadful eyes of that Ravana, which were red in colour by their very nature and were red even by the fire of his wrath, looked glittering.
vrm.6.92 That naturally terrific form of Ravana, filled with the fire of his wrath, became difficult to be approached, like the form of enraged Rudra the god of destruction.
vrm.6.92 Rakshasas could not go towards Ravana, who was looking at all the four quarters, like the enraged Yama the god of Death, who wants to devour both the mobile and the immobile creatures.
vrm.6.92 Desirous of posting the Rakshasas to the battle field, Ravana the king of Rakshasas, who was very much enraged, then spoke as follows, in their midst:
vrm.6.92 That cruel Ravana, afflicted as he was with grief at the killing of his son, was subjected to anger and deeply pondering with his mind, decided kill Seetha.
vrm.6.92 Looking fixedly with blood red eyes on all those Rakshasas, who were making miserable sounds, that very awful Ravana for his part, who had assumed a terrible appearance, though feeling distressed, spoke to them as follows: "In order to hoodwink the Vanaras, something which had been killed there, was shown, by taking recourse to conjuring tricks, as Seetha, by my child Indrajit" "I shall make that hoax into a hard reality, which is pleasing to me.
vrm.6.92 The enraged Ravana, who was very much agitated in mind because of the grief for his son s death, springing up suddenly and taking his excellent sword, having the dazzle of a clear sky, sallied forth from the assembly hall along with his ministers swiftly and quickly to the place where Seetha was.
vrm.6.92 Seeing Ravana going, his followers emitted a lion s roar.
vrm.6.92 Seeing the enraged Ravana and embracing each other, they spoke as follows: "Both those brothers Rama and Lakshmana, on seeing him now in fury, will get perturbed.
vrm.6.92 "Fetching precious things existing in all the three worlds, Ravana enjoys them.
vrm.6.92 While those Rakshasas were thus talking, Ravana who was excited with fury, rushed towards Seetha, who was present in the Ashoka grove.
vrm.6.92 Though being kept back by his companions whose minds were set on his welfare, Ravana who was very much enraged, rushed like Mars, in the sky, which would rush towards the constellation, Rohini in fury.
vrm.6.92 The faultless Seetha for her part, who was being guarded by female Rakshasas, saw the enraged Ravana who was bearing an excellent sword.
vrm.6.92 Seeing Seetha miserably weeping in that manner like Rohini the deity presiding over a constellation of this name, fallen under the sway of the planet Mars, when away of the Moon god her husband, a minister called Suparshva, a good natured, upright and highly intelligent Rakshasa, even though restrained by other ministers, spoke the following words Ravana, the foremost of Rakshasas: "O Ravana, the younger brother of Kubera himself! How do you wish to kill Seetha, abandoning your righteousness, in a bout of anger?" "O valiant king of Rakshasas! Why are you thinking of destroying a lady, ever since you completed the vow of celibacy essential for a study of the Vedic lore and were devoted to your own duty?"
vrm.6.92 Accepting that advice, endowed with justice, tendered by a friend, the evil minded Ravana went to his palace.
vrm.6.92 Thereafter, that valiant Ravana, along with his friends, again went to his assembly hall from there.
vrm.6.93 That mighty Ravana, who was emaciated for his son s death, having joined both his palms in salutation, spoke the following words all those chiefs of army:
vrm.6.93 Having heard those words of Ravana, those Rakshasas sallied forth for the battle, along with various kinds of armies and speedy chariots.
vrm.6.94 Rama, who was unweary in action, with his shining arrows adorned with pure gold, killed those thousands of Elephants dispatched by Ravana, thousands of Horses, valiant Rakshasas who can change their form at will mounted on thousands of chariots with their flag staffs, having the colour of fire, fighting with maces and iron rods and conspicuous with their golden banners.
vrm.6.94 "For the sake of that Surpanakha, Ravana built this huge enmity.
vrm.6.94 For his own destruction, Ravana the Rakshasa brought that Seetha.
vrm.6.94 Ravana" cannot obtain Seetha, the daughter of Janaka, but an endless enmity has been built with the mighty Rama.
vrm.6.94 "Seeing that instance of Rama killing single handedly Viradha the Rakshasa, who was yearning for Seetha, is enough indeed to convince Ravana of Rama s strength and ability" "In Janasthana, Rama killed fourteen thousand Rakshasas who were doing terrific feats, with his arrows resembling tongues of fire.
vrm.6.94 That instance should have been sufficient to open the eyes of Ravana.
vrm.6.94 To open the eyes of Ravana" "The kingdom was restored to the miserable Sugreeva, who was residing in Mount Rishyamuka, living with his wishes disappointed.
vrm.6.94 To open the eyes of Ravana.
vrm.6.94 "The appropriate advice tendered by Vibhishana which was conformable to duty and interest of Ravana as also beneficial to all the Rakshasas, was not to the liking to him, due to his ignorance.
vrm.6.94 "Had Ravana followed Vibhishana s advice, this Lanka would not have become a burial ground, tormented by sorrow.
vrm.6.94 Ravana" is not able to learn a lesson, even after hearing that the mighty Kumbhakarna was killed by Rama and that unconquerable colossal bodied Indrajit, his beloved son was killed by Lakshmana.
vrm.6.94 Ravana" is not able to learn a lesson, even after hearing that the mighty Kumbhakarna was killed by Rama and that the unconquerable colossal bodied Indrajit, his beloved son was killed by Lakshmana.
vrm.6.94 "The valiant Ravana, having been gifted with great boons by Brahma, is not able to understand this greatly terrific calamity, coming forth from the hand of Rama.
vrm.6.94 "Neither the Devas nor Gandharvas nor the Pisachas nor the Rakshasas are able to protect Ravana, who is about to attack Rama in battle.
vrm.6.94 "Bad omens are appearing for Ravana, as and when his warriors are setting out for each combat.
vrm.6.94 They are indeed telling about the prospective annihilation of Ravana by Rama.
vrm.6.94 Brahma, the lord of creation, gratified by the austerity of Ravana, gave protection to Ravana from Devas, Danavas and Rakshasas.
vrm.6.94 But Ravana did not seek protection from human beings.
vrm.6.94 "I think that such a calamity has come from that humanity only dreadfully causing an end to the lives for the Rakshasas and for Ravana too.
vrm.6.94 "The Devas, tormented by the mighty Ravana, because of the misuse of the boon bestowed on him, worshipped Brahma the lord of creation with their glowing austerities.
vrm.6.94 "This Seetha, the destroyer of Rakshasas, employed by the Devas, will consume us along with Ravana, as in the past hunger consumed the Rakshasas.
vrm.6.94 "As a result of the bad behaviour of Ravana, the wicked Rakshasa with an evil disposition of mind, this terrific havoc with grief occurred.
vrm.6.95 Ravana for his part heard the mournful and plaintive cry of the afflicted female Rakshasas in every house at Lanka.
vrm.6.95 Sighing for a long time and remaining engrossed in reflection for a while, that Ravana was very much enraged and assumed a frightful appearance.
vrm.6.95 Nipping his lips with his teeth, his eyes becoming blood red with anger, and his sight becoming difficult to endure even for the Rakshasas, Ravana looked like the augmented fire of dissolution.
vrm.6.95 Ravana, in words indistinct with anger as though consuming them with his glance, ordered the Rakshasas, standing there near him, viz.
vrm.6.95 Hearing that command of Ravana, those Rakshasas were tormented with fear and enjoined those armies of Rakshasas, who felt unagitated, in accordance with the orders of the king.
vrm.6.95 Paying reverence to Ravana according to the rules of propriety, all those great car warriors stood with joined palms, wishing victory to their lord.
vrm.6.95 Laughing heartily, Ravana then, stupefied as he was with anger, spoke to those Rakshasas viz.
vrm.6.95 Hearing that command of Ravana, Mahaparshva ordered the army chiefs, standing there, as follows: "let the army be made ready quickly.
vrm.6.95 Then, as per the orders of Ravana, the army commander hurriedly brought a chariot, moving swiftly, along with a charioteer and yoked with eight Horses.
vrm.6.95 Thereupon, the awful Ravana mounted that chariot, shining with his own splendour.
vrm.6.95 Then, surrounded by several Rakshasas, Ravana sallied forth quickly, as though he was cracking the earth with a profundity of his strength.
vrm.6.95 The long armed Ravana, for his part, with extra ordinary energy, surrounded by his ministers, turned up for victory in quest of victory.
vrm.6.95 Mahaparshva and Mahodara as also Virupaksha, who was difficult to overpower, as order by Ravana, then ascended their chariots.
vrm.6.95 Then, the powerful Ravana, resembling the all destroying Time in the form of Yama, along with his army troops of Rakshasas, set out for the battle with his raised bow.
vrm.6.95 Then, that Ravana, the great chariot warrior, ascending his chariot driven by swift Horses, sallied forth to the gate, where Rama and Lakshmana were.
vrm.6.95 When Ravana the Rakshasa was sallying forth for the battle, the following evil phenomena, predicting his death, appeared in the battle field.
vrm.6.95 Ignoring these dreadful bad omens due to his ignorance, Ravana marched forward for the purpose of the massacre in battle, driven as he was by fate.
vrm.6.95 Thereupon, the enraged Ravana, with his arrows decked with that army of Vanaras.
vrm.6.95 Some Vanaras had their heads chopped off by Ravana.
vrm.6.95 Whichever side Ravana was coming in his chariot on the battle field, his eyes rolling in anger, those Vanara warriors, on that side, could not with stand the rapidity of his arrows.
vrm.6.96 The battle field there, on its part, was strewn on that occasion with those Vanaras whose bodies had thus been torn asunder by Ravana with his arrows.
vrm.6.96 Those Vanaras could not bear that irresistible descent of arrows loosed by Ravana, any more than moths would bear a blazing fire.
vrm.6.96 Ravana was marching forward swiftly in that battle field, blowing away the army of Vanaras, like the wind blows away large clouds.
vrm.6.96 Having brought about with his might the destruction of those Vanaras in battle, Ravana quickly approached Rama on the battle field.
vrm.6.97 Ravana the lord of Rakshasas got doubly enraged because of the destroyal of his own army and the fall of Virupaksha.
vrm.6.97 Hearing the words of Ravana, Mahodara the chief of Rakshasas saying "So it be”, penetrated into the army of enemies, as a moth rushed into a flame.
vrm.6.97 While Mahodara, with his head chopped off, was falling on the ground, Ravana s army, on seeing it, could no longer be seen on the battle field.
vrm.6.97 Ravana was enraged.
vrm.6.98 A mammoth anger arose in Ravana.
vrm.6.98 Hearing the loud noise of Vanaras, as also of the Devas in the battle field, the enraged Ravana the adversary of Indra, then stood prepared for a battle again.
vrm.6.99 Seeing Mahodara and Mahaparshva the Rakshasas having been killed, and that valiant and mighty Virupaksha struck down in that great battle, a tremendous anger took possession of Ravana.
vrm.6.99 Ravana, the mighty and the surpassing Chariot Warrior, went quickly, making a noise in all the ten directions, with the sound of the chariot, rushing towards Rama.
vrm.6.99 Seeing those hundreds of many of his armies shattered by excellent arrows of Ravana, Rama took his stand, ready for the battle.
vrm.6.99 Having driven away the army of Vanaras, Ravana the foremost among the Rakshasas then saw Rama, the annihilator of his enemies, who was endowed with long arms and eyes as wide as lotus petals standing unconquered with his brother Lakshmana like Indra is seen with Vishnu, the supreme lord of preservation holding up his great bow as though scraping the sky.
vrm.6.99 Seeing the disappointed Vanaras and Ravana advancing, the mighty Rama who was endowed with a great splendour and accompanied by Lakshmana who were born in Raghu dynasty, then pleasingly seized his bow at the middle.
vrm.6.99 Then, due to that buzzing sound produced by the streams of Ravana s arrows as also by the twang of Rama s bow, those Rakshasas fell down in their hundreds.
vrm.6.99 That Ravana, coming within the range of arrow shots of Rama and Lakshmana, resembled Rahu, standing in the vicinity of the moon and the sun.
vrm.6.99 Ravana of extra ordinary energy prevented those arrows, the moment they were released by Lakshmana, with his arrows, in the sky itself.
vrm.6.99 Showing the dexterity of his hand, Ravana split the arrows of Lakshmana one with one, three with three and ten with ten arrows.
vrm.6.99 Overpassing Lakshmana, Ravana the victorious in battle, approached Rama, who stood like another mountain, in the battle field.
vrm.6.99 Having approached Rama, Ravana the lord of Rakshasas, having his eyes turning red blood through anger, released streams of arrows upon him.
vrm.6.99 Just on seeing streams of arrows coming forth, loosed from Ravana s bow, Rama thereupon quickly seized hold of Bhalla arrows in haste.
vrm.6.99 Rama on Ravana and Ravana on Rama, quickly showered each other with streams of sharp pointed arrows of various kinds.
vrm.6.99 Ravana, having skilful hands and a cause for the cry of the world, released a row of steel arrows on Rama s forehead.
vrm.6.99 Fallen on the unbreakable armour of Ravana, which looked like a large cloud, those arrows could not cause any pain to him at that time.
vrm.6.99 Rama, who was skilled in the use of all types of mystic missiles, forthwith pierced in the forehead, yet again by a paramount missile, that Ravana seated in his chariot.
vrm.6.99 Having pierced the frames of arrows of Ravana, Rama s arrows penetrated like five headed hissing serpents into the earth, when rebuffed by Ravana.
vrm.6.99 Striking down Rama s missile, that Ravana, who was stupefied with anger, employed another exceedingly terrific missile presided over by Rakshasa forces.
vrm.6.99 Hissing like a serpent provoked to anger Ravana who was endowed with extraordinary energy and conjuring tricks, released towards Rama these and other arrows, having the heads of Donkeys, those of Boars, dogs and cocks as also of alligators and venomous snakes.
vrm.6.99 Struck by Rama s missile, the terrific arrows of Ravana got destroyed in the sky and fell down in thousands of pieces.
vrm.6.99 Striking down with force that missile which came forth from Ravana s arms, the great souled Rama, then was filled with rejoice while the chiefs of Vanaras, full f joy, shouted loudly.
vrm.6.100 When that missile was made defunct, Ravana the king of Rakshasas, for his part, doubled his fury and in his anger, began to employ another missile immediately.
vrm.6.100 Ravana, who was endowed with extraordinary splendour, started to release another cruel and terrific missile built by Maya the Rakshasa, on Rama.
vrm.6.100 When that missile was made defunct by the great souled Rama, Ravana with his coppery eyes in anger, employed a missile presided over by Surya sun god.
vrm.6.100 Then came forth resplendent and large discuses, from the bow of that intelligent Ravana, of terrific impetuosity.
vrm.6.100 In the forefront of Ravana s army, that Rama split those discuses and other strange weapons, with a multitude of arrows.
vrm.6.100 Seeing that missile struck down, Ravana the king of Rakshasas, for his part, pierced Rama with ten arrows in all his vital parts.
vrm.6.100 Eventhough that Ravana struck Rama with those ten arrows released from his great bow, Rama of extraordinary energy was not shaken.
vrm.6.100 Then, Rama the victorious in battle, was quite enraged and struck Ravana in all his organs with a multitude of arrows.
vrm.6.100 Lakshmana of great brilliance, with those arrows of high velocity, tore off into many pieces, the flag staff of Ravana, which bore the emblem of a man s head.
vrm.6.100 The glorious and mighty Lakshmana, with a single arrow, tore the head of Ravana s charioteer, which was adorned with blazing ear rings.
vrm.6.100 With five sharp arrows, Lakshmana then chopped off Ravana s bow, which looked like an Elephant s trunk.
vrm.6.100 Bouncing forward, Vibhishana killed, with his mace, the excellent Horses of Ravana, which looked like black clouds and were tall as mountains.
vrm.6.100 Leaping down with speed from his large chariot, whose Horses had been killed, Ravana then exhibited a violent anger towards the younger brother of Rama.
vrm.6.100 Then, Ravana, of great energy and prowess, hurled a spear looking like a blazing thunderbolt, on Vibhishana.
vrm.6.100 Thereupon, Ravana took hold of another large most competent spear, which was difficult to be approached even by Yama the lord of Death and blazing as it was, with its own splendour.
vrm.6.100 The mighty and the evil minded Ravana swiftly hurled that very great spear, burning with a radiance similar to that of a blazing thunder bolt.
vrm.6.100 To rescue that Vibhishana, the heroic Lakshmana, having stretched his bow, threw out streams of arrows on Ravana who was holding a spear in his hand.
vrm.6.100 Poured in with a multitude of arrows discharged by the great souled Lakshmana, Ravana with his attach frustrated, did not make up his mind to attack Vibhishana further.
vrm.6.100 Seeing Vibhishana his brother rescued by Lakshmana, that Ravana, turning his face towards Lakshmana spoke the following words:
vrm.6.100 Thus saying, the greatly enraged Ravana roared and hurled towards Lakshmana, that unfailing spear, which was adorned with eight loudly clamouring bells, which had been designed by Maya by dint of his conjuring trick, capable of destroying adversaries and blazing as it was with splendour.
vrm.6.100 That spear, with a sound equal to Indra s thunder bolt, hurled by the terribly swift Ravana, soon fell with speed on Lakshmana in the battle front.
vrm.6.100 Rama repeatedly uttered to that spear even as it was rushing forth on Lakshmana as follows: "May it be well with Lakshmana! May you prove useless! May your effort be frustrated!" That spear, which was looking like a venomous serpent, released by the enraged Ravana in the battle, quickly penetrated the bosom of Lakshmana, who stood fearless.
vrm.6.100 Penetrated very deeply and pierced through his heart by the spear due to the force exerted by Ravana, Lakshmana fell to the ground.
vrm.6.100 Becoming aware that it was not the time for feeling despondent, and looking at Lakshmana, Rama resumed that highly tumultuous battle with a great and whole hearted endeavour, determined as he was to destroy Ravana.
vrm.6.100 Even with an exertion to pull out that spear hurled by the mighty Ravana, those foremost of the Vanaras could not those foremost of the Vanaras could not do it because they were being tormented by Ravana the foremost of Rakshasas with a stream of his arrows.
vrm.6.100 While Rama was drawing the spear out arrow, which pierced his vital organs, were sunk by the mighty Ravana on all his limbs.
vrm.6.100 Let this malicious Ravana of evil designs be killed.
vrm.6.100 "I take this vow in truth before you, at this moment, O Vanaras, that without delay, you will see the world devoid of Ravana or Rama myself.
vrm.6.100 Now, by killing Ravana in battle, I will relieve myself of all that agony.
vrm.6.100 "This Ravana, having come within the range of my vision, cannot survive, any more than the one who has come within the range of vision of a snake injecting deadly poison with its very glance or than a serpent who has come within the range of vision of Garuda, the king of Birds and the enemy of serpents.
vrm.6.100 "O the foremost of the Vanaras who are so difficult to conquer! Seated on the mountain peaks, you witness at ease, this battle between myself and Ravana.
vrm.6.100 Thereupon, Ravana streamed forth blazing steel arrows and then clubs, as clouds would stream forth the rains.
vrm.6.100 A tumultuous sound arose from the excellent arrows, released by Rama and Ravana, as they struck each other.
vrm.6.100 The arrows of Rama and Ravana, split asunder and scattered off, with their blazing points, fell from the space on to the surface of the earth.
vrm.6.100 The loud sound, produced by the impact of the bow string on the palms of those two heroes Rama and Ravana, which struck terror in all the living beings, was felt astonished by the audience.
vrm.6.100 Torn asunder by the streams of a multitude of arrows by the great souled Rama, who was armed with a blazing bow, while coming in collusion with him, Ravana took to his heels out of fear, like a cloud when pushed by a tempest.
vrm.6.101 Seeing the valiant Lakshmana bathed in a stream of blood, when struck down in battle with a spear by the mighty Ravana and having given a tumultuous fight, to the evil minded Ravana, Rama spoke as follows to Sushena, even while releasing a multitude of arrows at Ravana.
vrm.6.101 "This heroic Lakshmana, falling down on earth yielding to Ravana s prowess, is wiggling like a serpent, causing an increase in grief to me.
vrm.6.101 "My brother has been struck down by the evil minded Ravana, seriously wounded in his vital parts, afflicted with agony and groaming.
vrm.6.101 If you have attained demise, tell me what significnace is there for it to me?" While the great souled Rama was speaking thus, the exhausted Lakshmana, in a feeble tone, spoke the following words: "Having solemnly taken that pledge of killing Ravana before, O brother true to your promise, you ought not to speak as you have done like a weak and courageless man.
vrm.6.101 Fulfill your promise now, by killing Ravana.
vrm.6.101 "O venerable hero! If you wish to kill Ravana in battle, if you wish to fulfill your promise and if you feel affectionate towards Seetha, do as I tell you soon and now.
vrm.6.102 In the forefront of battle, Rama released terrific arrows towards Ravana.
vrm.6.102 Then, occupying another chariot, Ravana the king of Rakshasas rushed towards Rama, even as Rahu the seizer Rakshasa rushes towards the sun.
vrm.6.102 Ravana for his part, standing in his chariot struck Rama with thunderbolt like arrows, as a cloud strikes gushes of rain on a huge mountain.
vrm.6.102 With an attentive mind, Rama showered golden decked arrows, looking like blazing flames of fire, on Ravana in the battle field.
vrm.6.102 The Devas, Gandharvas and Kinnaras thought that the battle was not equal between Rama standing on the ground and Ravana fighting from a chariot.
vrm.6.102 "O heroic king! Mounting this chariot with me as a charioteer, kill Ravana the king, as earlier Indra killed the Danavas.
vrm.6.102 Then ensued a tumultuous and thrilling battle, between the great armed Rama and Ravana, the Rakshasa.
vrm.6.102 Ravana, the king of Rakshasas was very much enraged and again released another extra ordinarily terrific missile presided over by Rakshasas.
vrm.6.102 Those arrows, decked with gold, discharged from Ravana s bow, turning as they were into highly poisonous snakes and rolled towards Rama.
vrm.6.102 Enraged on his missile having been frustrated by Rama, Ravana streamed forth terrific showers of arrows on Rama.
vrm.6.102 Tormenting Rama of unwearied action with thousand arrows, Ravana then pierced Matali with a multitude of arrows.
vrm.6.102 Targeting with only one arrow, Ravana tore off the flag staff.
vrm.6.102 Striking down the golden flag staff from the top of the chariot down to the seat of the chariot, Ravana struck even Indra s Horses with a multitude of arrows.
vrm.6.102 Seeing the Moon in the shape of Rama eclipsed by Rahu in the shape of Ravana, the Vanara chiefs too, along with Vibhishana, felt perturbed.
vrm.6.102 Seeing thus the moon in the shape of Rama eclipsed by the Planet Rahu in the shape of Ravana, the Planet Mercury stood, assailing the constellation Rohini presided over by Prajapati, the beloved of the Moon the heavenly body and spelling disaster to all created beings.
vrm.6.102 That Ravana, having Ten faces and Twenty arms, holding a bow tightly in his hands, looked like Mount Mainaka.
vrm.6.102 Being overwhelmed by Ravana the Rakshasa in the battle front, Rama could not fit his arrows to his bow.
vrm.6.102 Fear seized Ravana too.
vrm.6.102 The Asuras who reached there cried out to Ravana, "Be victorious!".
vrm.6.102 In the meantime, that evil minded Ravana, who caused enemies to cry, stroking with anger a great weapon wishing to strike Rama, took hold off with fury, a spike, which was powerful as a thunderbolt, which made a loud noise when hurled at a target, capable of exterminating all enemies, resembling the mountain peaks, which with its sharp points dreadful to conceive and to behold, resembling a smoke crested mass of fire blazing at the end of the world cycle, exceedingly furious, which was difficult to approach even for Death, which was unassailable, which was a terror for all beings, capable as it was of tearing and splitting them and blazing as it was.
vrm.6.102 That valiant Ravana, surrounded by warriors of Rakshasas in battle, was very much enraged and took hold of that spear at its middle.
vrm.6.102 With blood red eyes in anger, Ravana with his collossal body, duly raising the spear and bringing rejoice to his own army, roared terribly in battle.
vrm.6.102 The terrific noise made by Ravana then trembled the earth, the sky, the four quarters and the angles of the compass By that roar of that evil minded Ravana of a collossal body, all the living beings were frightened.
vrm.6.102 Taking hold of that large spear, that Ravana of great prowess, emitting a very loud roar, spoke the following harsh words to Rama:
vrm.6.102 That spear, wreathed as it was in a circle of lightning, provided as it was with eight bells and making a loud noise, released from Ravana s hand, splashed, as it went into tehs sky.
vrm.6.102 That large spear of Ravana consumed those arrows coming forth from Rama s bow, as fire would consume the moths.
vrm.6.102 That spear, hurled by Rama, fell on that Ravana s spear.
vrm.6.102 Torn down by Rama s spear, the large spear of Ravana fell on the ground, with its lustre extinguished.
vrm.6.102 With terrific arrows of high speed, with their shafts made of reeds, going straight to their target, Rama pierced the exceedingly fleet Horses of Ravana.
vrm.6.102 With his sharp arrows, Rama then pierced the chest region of Ravana.
vrm.6.102 He also struck, quite deliberately, the forehead of Ravana with three arrows.
vrm.6.102 With all his limbs torn down by arrows and with blood flowing from his limbs, that Ravana in the midst of Rakshasas, shone like a blooming Ashoka tree in the midst of a multitude of trees.
vrm.6.102 With his limbs severely injured by Rama s arrows and with his body bathed in blood, that Ravana felt exhausted in the middle of a multitude of Rakshasas and gave went to a violent anger at that time.
vrm.6.103 Tormented by Rama in fury, that Ravana then for his part, who was boasting of his fight, flew into a great rage.
vrm.6.103 Raising his bow, his eyes blazing with anger, extremely enraged as he was with Rama in that great battle, the valiant Ravana of prowess continued to oppress, by covering Rama with thousands of streams of arrows, as a rainy cloud would fill a pond with thousands of arrow like torrents from the sky.
vrm.6.103 Then, the enraged Ravana of brisk hand, struck thousands of arrows into the breast of the great souled Rama.
vrm.6.103 Both Rama and Ravana who were see each other at that time in the battle field, which was shrouded in darkness by the arrows.
vrm.6.103 Bursting into laughter, though filled with anger, the valiant Rama, the son of Dasaratha spoke the following harsh words to Ravana.
vrm.6.103 “O Ravana! Let Vultures fly down on your wounded breast when you have been thrown down on the ground and oozing out from the orifices caused by the impact of my pointed arrow tips.
vrm.6.103 Thus speaking, the valiant Rama, the annihilator of enemies, poured out streams of arrows on Ravana, who was in the vicinity.
vrm.6.103 Recognizing those good omens, Rama, the destroyer of Rakshasas, tormented Ravana even more vehemently.
vrm.6.103 While being struck by volleys of stones hurled by the Vanaras and the showers of arrows coming from Rama, Ravana felt bewildered at heart.
vrm.6.103 Ravana could no longer take up weapons, nor stretch his bow, nor reacted to Ramas’ prowess on account of his mind being confused.
vrm.6.103 As the time of his death approached, the arrows swiftly hurled and the various kinds of missiles employed by Ravana did not turn to be of any use in battle.
vrm.6.103 Seeing Ravana reduced to such a plight, the charioteer driving the chariot, for his part, without getting excited, calmly and slowly carried off his chariot away from the battle front.
vrm.6.103 On seeing Ravana, the king sunk down hopelessly bereft of energy, the charioteer diverting in haste the chariot of Ravana, which was rumbling like a cloud, thereupon sneaked away from the battle field in dismay.
vrm.6.104 Impelled by force of Destiny and with his red blood eyes through anger due to infatuation, that Ravana spoke to his charioteer as follows: "O evil minded fellow! Despising me as though I were bereft of manliness, incapable, deficient in prowess, cowardly, petty minded, devoid of energy, bereft of brilliance, deserted of conjuring tricks and abandoned by mystic missiles, you are acting as per your discretion!" "Why have you carried away this chariot of mine, thus humiliating me in the presence of my enemies and overlooking my will?" "O vulgar fellow! You have destroyed my fame which was earned through a long period, prowess, vital power and the trust of people today.
vrm.6.104 Hearing those harsh words of the foolish Ravana, the friendly minded charioteer spoke the following conciliatory words of Ravana: "I was neither frightened nor I was stupid.
vrm.6.104 Satisfied with the explanation given by his charioteer and applauding him in many ways, Ravana who was avaricious of fighting, spoke the following words: "O charioteer! Take this chariot quickly towards Rama.
vrm.6.104 Ravana does not turn back in battle, without killing his enemies.
vrm.6.104 Thus speaking Ravana the lord of Rakshasas was pleased and then presented a beautiful and excellent ornament for the hand to him.
vrm.6.104 That charioteer, after hearing Ravana s instruction,s drove the chariot back to the battle field.
vrm.6.104 Impelled by Ravana s command, that charioteer thereupon quickly drove the Horses forward.
vrm.6.104 Then, that chariot of Ravana stood within a moment, before Rama s chariot on the battle field.
vrm.6.105 Approaching Rama standing absorbed in fight in the battle field, exhausted as he was by the fight, and seeing Ravana who came nearby, facing him duly prepared for the battle, the glorious sage, Agastya, who had come together with the Gods, to perceive the battle, then spoke as foolows: "O Rama, the mighty armed! Hear the following eternal secret, by which you can conquer all the enemies in battle, my child!" "An excellent hymn in the praise of sun, entitled Aditya Hridayam which is intended to propitiate brahma, installed in the heart of the orb of the sun is to be muttered at all times, This is a holy hymn, which can destroy all the adversaries, bestow victory, give undecaying prosperity, supremely auspicious, the blessing of all blessings, root out all sins, allay all anxiety and grief, excellent and prolong life.
vrm.6.105 "You will be able to kill Ravana at this very moment, O mighty armed one!" Saying so, the sage, Agastya, thereupon, left as in the same way as he had come.
vrm.6.105 Seizing hold of his bow and seeing Ravana, Rama felt delighted in mind and marched forward for the fight.
vrm.6.105 He stood voed to kill Ravana, with an intense and all sided effort.
vrm.6.105 Seeing Rama with a delighted mind, and becoming most exhildrated on foreseeing the death of Ravana, Surya, the sun god, standing in the middle of a troop of Devas, exclaimed, "Hasten up.
vrm.6.106 Thrilling with rapture, that charioteer, the charioteer of Ravana, drove forward quickly, his chariot, a chariot, which was capable of attacking the army of enemies, a wonderful piece of art like Gandharva city, an imaginary city in the sky, mounted with flags, yoked with Horses of excellent quality adorned with golden necklaces, filled with war implements, adorned with rows of flags and banners, which was devouring the sky as it were, making the earth resound, which was the destroyer of the army of adversaries and caused delight to its own.
vrm.6.106 Passing the huge chariot of Ravana on the right, the charioteer then set Ravana shaking, by the dust risen from the wheels of his own chariot.
vrm.6.106 The enraged Ravana then, with his coppery eyes wide open, trembled Rama, who stood facing his chariot, with arrows.
vrm.6.106 Then began that great battle between the two warriors Rama and Ravana who were desirous of killing each other, while facing each other like two proud Lions.
vrm.6.106 Thereupon, terrific portents that caused one’s hair to stand on end, appeared giving an augury of doom to Ravana and prosperity to Rama.
vrm.6.106 Those entities, inimical to Ravana, made Rakshasas to lament.
vrm.6.106 The earth on which Ravana was there, trembled.
vrm.6.106 Fallen before Ravana, the rays of the sun appeared coppery, yellow, white and dark, like mineral ores on a mountain.
vrm.6.106 Scattering the dust upwards over the battle field and clouding the vision of that Ravana, the wind blew in a direction inimicable to him.
vrm.6.106 Frightful portents in multitude thus sprang up, bringing danger and destruction to Ravana.
vrm.6.106 Seeing the pleasant omens depicting his victory, Rama was very much pleased and considered Ravana as already dead.
vrm.6.107 Then ensued a fierce and a prolonged chariot duel between Rama and Ravana, which was frightful to all the worlds.
vrm.6.107 The Rakshasas beholding Ravana and the army of Vanaras seeing Rama with their eyes in amazement appeared as though they were paintings.
vrm.6.107 Having made up their minds and being firm in their anger, those two warriors for their part, Rama and Ravana fought fearlessly, as it were, on seeing the portents in the battle.
vrm.6.107 Rama, who was convinced that he was going to win and Ravana who was firmly persuaded that he would die, then demonstrated the entire wealth of their prowess in battle on that occasion.
vrm.6.107 Thereupon, the valiant Ravana, fitting his arrows with anger, released them, directing them towards the flag staff fixed on Rama s chariot.
vrm.6.107 Rama released a sharp arrow, looking like a huge serpent and which was unbearable, as though blazing with its own splendour, directing towards Ravana s flag staff.
vrm.6.107 As the brilliant Rama released the arrow towards the flag staff, that arrow, tearing asunder Ravana s flag staf, entered the earth.
vrm.6.107 That standard, mounted on Ravana s chariot, having been torn off, fell on the ground.
vrm.6.107 Seeing the thrown down piece of his flag staff, that mighty Ravana stood blazing as though he was laughing with intolerance.
vrm.6.107 Ravana struck Rama s Horses with blazing arrows.
vrm.6.107 Seeing those Horses unstumbled, Ravana then was very much enraged and released showers of arrows.
vrm.6.107 Unwearied as he was in his heart and in effort, Ravana then employed streams of missiles as a creation of magic and also thousands of arrows.
vrm.6.107 Leaving alone Rama s chariot, Ravana released arrows on the army of Vanaras on all sides, thus wholly covering the sky.
vrm.6.107 Ravana released arrows with a mind, which had given up all hope of survival.
vrm.6.107 Seeing that Ravana, who was interested in the battle, putting forth his great effort, Rama fitted Sharp arrows to his bow, as though laughing and thereupon he loosed the arrows in hundreds and thousands.
vrm.6.107 Seeing those arrows, Ravana completely covered the sky with his own arrows.
vrm.6.107 While Rama and Ravana were discharging the arrows thus in the battlefield, no arrow missed the target, no one failed to pierce the target and none had gone in vain.
vrm.6.107 Rama struck Ravana s Horses.
vrm.6.107 Ravana struck Rama s Horses.
vrm.6.107 The mighty Ravana and Rama carried out the fight well with sharp arrows in the battle field.
vrm.6.107 That Ravana at that time was very much enraged with Rama, as his flag staff was thrown down.
vrm.6.107 All the created beings for their part gazed with an astonished mind on Rama and Ravana, who thus were fighting at each other in the battle field.
vrm.6.107 Rama wounding Ravana and Ravana too wounding Rama, both of them had recourse to speed in movement in their forward and backward motions.
vrm.6.107 Then Rama, with his four sharp arrows discharged from his bow, drove back the four splendid Horses of Ravana.
vrm.6.107 That Ravana, falling a prey to anger for retreating his Horses, discharged sharp arrows on Rama.
vrm.6.107 Rama, who was severely struck by the mighty Ravana, did not get upset nor was even tottered.
vrm.6.107 Directing towards Matali, Indra s charioteer, Ravana hurled arrows with a sound similar to that of a thunder bolt.
vrm.6.107 Thereupon, even Ravana, the enraged king of Rakshasas, who was seated in the chariot, tormented Rama, by showering maces and mallets on him in the battle.
vrm.6.107 At that time, those Gods along with troops of sages, saying "May all be well with the Cows and Brahmanas, May all the worlds endure forever, May Rama conquer Ravana!", saw a terrific battle between Rama and Ravana, which caused one s hair to stand on end.
vrm.6.107 Seeing that matchless struggle and observing that the sky is its own compeer and the ocean is its own analogue, the battle between Rama and Ravana can be likened only to the battle between Rama and Ravana, the hosts of Gandharvas and Apsaras, looked on that battle between Rama and Ravana.
vrm.6.107 Thereupon, the great armed Rama who augmented the fame of the kings born in Raghu dynasty, stretching with anger, the serpent like arrow with his bow, chopped off the glorious head of Ravana, which was graced with blazing ear rings.
vrm.6.107 Another head, exactly similar to that head, cropped up on the shoulders of Ravana.
vrm.6.107 The second head of Ravana was cut off by arrows in that battle.
vrm.6.107 In the same manner, a hundred of Ravana s heads of equal splendour were chopped off by Rama.
vrm.6.107 Yet, no certainty about Ravana s death could be seen.
vrm.6.107 Thought equipped with many arrows and well versed with all kinds of missiles, the valiant Rama, the augmentor of Kausalya s joy, then became thoughtful said to himself as follows: "What is the reason, these arrows by which Maricha, Khara, Dushana, Kabandha in Krauncha forest, and Viradha in Dandaka forest were killed, by which seven Sala trees and the mountains were burst, by which Vali was killed and the ocean shaken up all these arrows which provided immediate succour to me in battle, have proved of little efficacy in the case of Ravana.
vrm.6.107 He showered streams of arrows in Ravana s chest.
vrm.6.107 Thereupon, even Ravana, the enraged king of Rakshasas, who was seated in his chariot, tormented Rama by showering maces and mallets on him in the combat.
vrm.6.107 There was no respite in battle between Rama and Ravana, either in the might or in the day time or for an hour or even for a instant.
vrm.6.107 Not beholding the victory of Rama in the combat between Rama and Ravana that great souled Matali, the charioteer of Indra quickly spoke the following words to Rama, who was still engaged in fighting.
vrm.6.108 Thereupon, Matali refreshed the memory of Rama as follows: "O the valiant one! Why are you still carrying out the battle with Ravana as though you are unaware of how to dispose of him?
vrm.6.108 That enraged Rama, stretching his bow well and with an attentive mind, hurled that arrow which can tear off the vitals, towards Ravana.
vrm.6.108 That arrow, which was inviolable as a thunderbolt hurled by the arms of Indra and irresistible as Yama the lord of Death, fell upon Ravana s chest.
vrm.6.108 That arrow, released with great speed and which was capable of destroying the body, tore off the heart of that evil minded Ravana.
vrm.6.108 That arrow, which was capable of causing death to the body, after taking away the life of Ravana and having been anointed with blood, penetrated the earth.
vrm.6.108 Smeared with blood on having killed Ravana and thereby accomplishing its mission, that arrow re entered its own quiver of Rama silently.
vrm.6.108 From the hands of the slain Ravana, who was being separated from his life, fell his bow with its arrows fitted to it, at the same time coinciding indeed with his life breath.
vrm.6.108 Seeing Ravana fallen down on earth, the surviving Rakshasas whose king had been killed, were panic stricken and ran away to all sides.
vrm.6.108 Seeing the killing of Ravana, the Vanaras assumed a triumphant appearance.
vrm.6.108 Roaring shouts of joy, quite rejoiced as they were, and proclaiming Rama s victory and the killing of Ravana in his hands, the Vanaras behaved like conquerors.
vrm.6.108 When Ravana, the cruel Rakshasa and the terror of all the worlds, was killed, a great rejoice filled the hearts of Devas and Charanas.
vrm.6.108 Having been pleased with the killing of Ravana, Rama then fulfilled the desire of Sugreeva, Angada and Vibhishana.
vrm.6.109 "What is remaining in this world now, while Ravana the foremost of Rakshasas, is at present lying fast asleep in the dust?" "With firmness for its shoot, endurance for its excellent blossom, asceticism for its strength, and valour for its firm root, the large tree in the shape of Ravana has been crushed in the battle field, by the tempest in the shape of Rama.
vrm.6.109 "With sharpness for its tusks, the line of ancestors for its back bone, anger for its lower parts and graciousness for its proboscis, the Elephant in rut in the shape of Ravana is lying asleep on the ground, its body having been overthrown by a lion in the shape of Rama.
vrm.6.109 "With prowess and power for its expanded flames, sighs for its smoke and his native strength for its glowing heat, the blazing fire in the shape of Ravana the Rakshasa has been extingushed in the battle field by the rainy cloud in the shape of Rama.
vrm.6.109 "With the Rakshasas for its tail hump and horn and fickleness for its ears and eyes, the bull in the shape of Ravana the Rakshasa, the conqueror of its enemies, which vied with the wind in energy, is lying dead, struck down by a tiger in the shape of Rama, the ruler of the earth.
vrm.6.109 Ravana" did not die in battle, without making an effort.
vrm.6.109 Thus getting the personality of Ravana well acquainted by vibhishana by his compassionate words, Rama possessing unimpaired goodness, directed Vibhishana to perfom funeral rites, which were intended to lead the departed soul to heaven: Hostilities" end with death.
vrm.6.110 Seeing Ravana killed by the great souled Rama, the female Rakshasas were stricken with grief and rushed out from their gynaecium.
vrm.6.110 Those women saw the gigantic Ravana, who was endowed with a great strength and invested with a great splendour, lying killed on the ground, like a heap of black collyrium.
vrm.6.110 Keeping Ravana s head in her lap, a woman, looking at his face, wept moistening that face with her tears, as dew drops moisten a lotus flower.
vrm.6.110 "That Ravana, by whom Indra was thrown into fear, Yama was struck with terror, by whom Kubera the king was deprived of Pushpaka the Vimana aerial car, and by whom fear was caused on the battle field in the Gandharva in the sages and the great souled Devas, lies killed in the battle field.
vrm.6.110 "Here lies killed in battle, by a pedestrian man coming from Ayodhya, that Ravana, who was incapable of being killed by Devas and even so by Danavas and Rakshasas too.
vrm.6.110 Thus uttering, those women of Ravana, wailing as aforesaid, burst into tears.
vrm.6.110 Those consorts of Ravana, depressed as they were and afflicted with grief, with their eyes full of tears, thus lamented like female ospreys.
vrm.6.111 While those consorts were weeping on that occasion, Mandodari, the senior most and beloved wife of Ravana, who was feeling miserable, stared at her husband.
vrm.6.111 Gazing at Ravana, her husband who was killed by Rama of unimaginable exploits, Mandodari there, miserably lamented as follows: "O the great armed, the brother of Kubera! Even Indra the destroyer of strongholds, indeed dares not to stand before you, when you were enraged.
vrm.6.111 "O Ravana! You did not hear the advice of your friends, who wish for your welfare.
vrm.6.111 Fallen on the breast of Ravana, that dispirited Mandodari, stricken as she was with grief, shone like a vivid flash of lightning across a rainy cloud, reddened by the flow of twilight.
vrm.6.111 "This Ravana, who was interested in wishing evil to all, though venerable as a respectable elder, is not fit for honour.
vrm.6.111 "It is heard that Ravana who was mighty, endowed with strength and who was causing people to cry, was not conquered by the chiefs like Indra and others.
vrm.6.111 "According to rule, Ravana is eligible to get the last rites on his dead body from you, by usage.
vrm.6.111 Having heard the words of Rama, Vibhishana in haste began to do obsequies to Ravana, his dead brother.
vrm.6.111 Entering the City of Lanka, that Vibhishana, the lord of Rakshasas, quickly concluded the Agnihotra the act of pouring oblations into the sacred fire carried on by Ravana.
vrm.6.111 Placing Ravana, the lord of Rakshasas, who was covered with linen, accompanied by blasts of various musical instruments as well as panegyrists singing his praise the Brahmanas stood around him with their faces filled in tears.
vrm.6.111 Those sacrificial fires were contained in earthen pots and went in front of Ravana s body.
vrm.6.111 Keeping the body of Ravana on a consecrated spot, Vibhishana and others, who were very much afflicted with grief, piled up a sacred pyre, with logs of sandalwood, moistened with perfumes called Padmaka and Koshira and covered with the skin of black antelopes, turned about to perform the obsequies in accordance with Vedic rites in honour of the king.
vrm.6.111 They performed the ancestral oblations to Ravana in a superb way.
vrm.6.111 According to ordinance laid down by eminent sages and according to the rules viewed in Vedas, having sacrificed a Goat fit for sacrifice at that spot, the Rakshasas dampened with ghee on Ravana the King of Rakshasas.
vrm.6.111 Having decorated the body of Ravana with perfumes, garlands and various kinds of clothes those Rakshasas accompanied by Vibhishana, distressed as they were in their minds, poured parched grains of rice, with their faces bathed in tears.
vrm.6.111 That Vibhishana set fire to Ravana, according to the rules in the scriptures.
vrm.6.111 Washing himself and offering in his wet clothes, according to scriptural ordinance, sesame seeds mixed with water, as well as blades of Kusha grass and offering obeisance to Ravana by bowing his head, Vibhishana entreated those women to return, consoling them again and again.
vrm.6.112 Having seen the destruction of Ravana, those Devas, Gandharvas and Danavas, while chatting about the auspicious narrative, went away in their respective Vimanas aerial cars.
vrm.6.112 Chatting themselves about the awful destruction of Ravana, the terrific prowess of Rama, the admirable combat of the Vanaras, the counsel tendered by Sugreeva, the affection and valour of Lakshmana the son of Sumitra the loyaltyof Seetha to her husband and about the strength of Hanuma, the illustrious Devas and others rejoicingly returned as they had come.
vrm.6.112 "O gentle one! This s my paramount desire that I should see this Vibhishana, the brother of Ravana being consecrated for throne in Lanka.
vrm.6.112 "O Hanuma, the proficient one in speech! Inform Seetha that myself together with Lakshmana and Sugreeva are well and that Ravana had been killed in battle.
vrm.6.113 Rama and Lakshmana, with the support of Vibhishana and the Vanaras, killed the valiant Ravana.
vrm.6.113 Ravana", the enemy was killed.
vrm.6.113 Feeble as I am in these matters, I am forgiving the servant maids of Ravana here.
vrm.6.113 “O Hanuma! As commanded by Ravana the threatened me.
vrm.6.115 "I, wanting for an honour, have done this particular act, which ought to be done by a man, in killing Ravana and thus wiping away the insult meted out to me.
vrm.6.115 "While mentioning greatly about my lineage, how can I accept again, you who were harassed in Ravana s lap while being borne away by him and who were seen by him with evil looks?" "You were won by me with that end in view viz.
vrm.6.115 "Seeing you, who are endowed with a beautiful form and attractive to the sense, detained for long in his abode, Ravana could not have endured your separation.
vrm.6.116 "O lord! It was not my willfulness, when I came into contact with the person of Ravana.
vrm.6.116 "This wasteful endeavour in the form of crossing over to Lanka and waging war against the mighty Ravana, keeping your life in jeopardy, would not have been there, nor would have your friends been put to such fruitless hardship.
vrm.6.117 For the destruction of Ravana, you entered a human body here, on this earth.
vrm.6.117 Ravana has been killed.
vrm.6.118 "Separated from you, this miserable and helpless lady, was taken away by Ravana the Rakshasa, who was arrogant of his valour, from a lonely hermitage.
vrm.6.118 Seetha" certainly deserves this pure factory ordeal in the eyes of the people in as much as this blessed woman had resided for a long time indeed in the gynaecium of Ravana.
vrm.6.118 Ravana" could not violate this wide eyed woman, protected as she was by her own splendour, any more than an ocean would transgress its bounds.
vrm.6.118 "The evil minded Ravana was not able to lay his violent hands, even in thought, o the unobtainable Seetha, who was blazing like a flaming tongue of fire.
vrm.6.118 "This auspicious woman could not give way to the sovereignty, existing in the gynaecium of Ravana, in as much as Seetha is not different from me, even as sunlight is not different from the sun.
vrm.6.119 "Fortunately has the fear born of Ravana which increased the severe darkness on the entire world has been removed by you, on the battle field, O Rama!" "You are fit to go to the heaven, by comforting the depressed Bharata and the illustrious Kausalya as well as seeing Kaikeyi and Sumitra, the mother of Lakshmana having got the sovereignty of Ayodhya, bringing delight to your friends, stabilizing the back bone in the race of Ikshvaku, getting excellent glory by performing a Horse sacrifice and by granting riches to Brahmanas.
vrm.6.119 "O gently one! I recognize you now to be the Supreme person, duly enjoined here by the rulers of Gods, for the destruction of Ravana.
vrm.6.119 The Devas too have been fully gratified, by your killing of Ravana in battle.
vrm.6.121 “O Rama of unequalled prowess! The aerial car shining like the sun, which moves as one pleases, wonderful and excellent, named Pushpaka of Kubera my brother was robbed by the mighty Ravana after conquering Kubera in battle.
vrm.6.123 “O the large eyed Seetha! Here lies Ravana, the king of Rakshasas, the tormentator of people, on whom boons were conferred by Brahma and who was killed by me for your sake.
vrm.6.123 "Here was Vidyunmali killed by the great souled Sushena and here was Indrajit, the son of Ravana, killed by Lakshmana in a combat.
vrm.6.123 "Here, surrounded by more than a thousand fellow wives, Ravana s wife named Mandodari lamented for Ravana.
vrm.6.123 "And over there is seen in the forest of Janasthana, O Seetha, that illustrious tree under which the highly brilliant and mighty Jatayu, the foremost among the Birds, was killed by Ravana, for your sake, O sporting lady!.
vrm.6.123 And over there is seen our enchanting leaf hut, where you were forcibly taken away by Ravana the king of Rakshasas, O charming lady!"
vrm.6.124 "That joy and sorrow experienced by you in abundance while residing in Janasthana forest in completely known to me, O Rama!" "While you were busy in protecting all the ascetics who prayed you for safeguarding the interests of Brahmanas, this irreproachable wife of yours was taken away by Ravana.
vrm.6.124 "O Rama, devoted to virtue! Even the appearance of Maricha, the abduction of Seetha by Ravana, the sight of Kabandha, your arrival at the Pampa lake, your alliance with Sugreeva, how Vali was killed by you, the search operation for Seetha, the exploit of Hanuma, the tracing of Seetha, how the bridge, Nalasetu was constructed over the sea, how the City of Lanka was set fire by the rejoiced Vanara chiefs, how that Ravana who was the thorn in the side of Gods and how was arrogant of his might, was killed in battle, with his sons kinsfolk and his ministers as the Gods happened, how a boon was conferred by them on you all this is known to me by virtue of my asceticism.
vrm.6.125 “Tell him about the abduction of Seetha by the mighty Ravana, my conversation with Sugreeva and the killing of Vali in combat.
vrm.6.125 “Tell him about our going near the ocean, the appearance of the ocean, how the bridge was constructed there and how Ravana was killed.
vrm.6.125 "Having killed Ravana and got back Seetha, Rama is returning with his mighty friends, his purpose duly accomplished.
vrm.6.126 "Tormented by the incident of destruction of Rakshasas, the foolish Surpanakha sought refuge with Ravana.
vrm.6.126 Disguised in the form of a deer studded with precious stones, a terrific Rakshasa by name, Maricha, a follower of Ravana, allured Seetha.
vrm.6.126 "O good sir! While Rama was chasing the deer and even when Lakshmana had gone out, Ravana forthwith entered their hermitage during that interval.
vrm.6.126 Ravana", the Rakshasa, seized Seetha, even as a planet like Mars would obscure the constellation, Rohini.
vrm.6.126 Having killed a vulture named Jatayu, who sought to deliver her, Ravana then went quickly in haste, taking Seetha with him"
vrm.6.126 "Then, in surprise, some Vanaras who was staying on a mountain peak, looking like mountain, saw, with astonishment writ large in their faces, Ravana the king of Rakshasas, passing that way, taking away Seetha.
vrm.6.126 “Going still faster and ascending along with Seetha, the aerial car, Pushpaka, which was as swift as thought, the mighty Ravana the king of Rakshasas thereupon entered the City of Lanka.
vrm.6.126 "Conducting that Seetha into a large beautiful mansion, embellished with gold, that Ravana sought to cajole her gently with his words.
vrm.6.126 "Caring a straw for that Ravana and his talk, Seetha, later, actually remained in Ashoka grove.
vrm.6.126 "Meanwhile, the brother of Jatayu, Sampati by name, precisely communicated to us that Seetha was dwelling in the habitation of Ravana.
vrm.6.126 Rama, the scion of Raghu dynasty, personally killed Kumbhakarna and Ravana.
vrm.6.126 Lakshmana killed Indrajit, the son of Ravana.
vrm.6.127 That wonderful aerial car, Pushpaka which was seized by Ravana once, went in speed to Kubera, as impelled by Ramas’ advice.

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