Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 30 Aug 2011 11:04 and updated at 30 Aug 2011 11:04


vrm.5.6 Hanuma the commander of Vanara army with great radiance went for the intellectual Suka s house, for Sarana s house, and in the same way for the house of Indrajit.
vrm.5.54 That Hanuma, of great splendour, then leapt to the houses of Vajradamshtra, Shuka and Sarana, the intelligent.
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 Shuka and Sarana were not able to count then that inconeviable army of Vanaras, causing their hair to stand on end.
vrm.6.25 He caught hold of Shuka and Sarana and told Rama as follows:
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 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 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.6.26 Then, Sarana who knew the chiefs of Vanaras, spoke the following words about the chiefs of the Vanaras i them, to the lord of Rakshasas who was enquiring about them.
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.6.36 Placing Shuka and Sarana at the northern city gate, Ravana told his ministers that he would go there personally.
vrm.6.44 The unconquerable Yagnashatru, Mahaparshva, Mahodara, the giant bodied Vajradamshtra, both Shuka and Sarana all those six having been beaten by Rama on their vital organs with a flood of his arrows, retreated from the battle and somehow survived for the rest of their life.
vrm.7.14 Accompanied by his six counsellors Mahodara and Prahasta, Maricha, Suka and Sarana, and the heroic Dhumraksha eager for encounter the graceful Ravana, elated with his strength sallied out, as if consuming all creatures with his wrath.
vrm.7.19 And brought down by Anaranya, his Ravana s councillors Maricha, Suka, and Sarana with Prahasta, took to their heels like unto dear.
vrm.7.26 Thereupon the highly powerful king Mandhata, with sharpened shafts, assailed Prahasta, Suka, Sarana, Mahodara, Virupaksha, Akampana and other foremost heroes.
vrm.7.32 And encircled by Maricha, Prahasta, Mahaparshva, Mahodara, Akampana, Nikumbha, Suka, Sarana, Sanghrada, Dhumaketu, Mahadangstra, Gathodara, Jambumali, Mahahrada, Virupaksha, Suptaghna, Yajnakopa, Durmukha, Khara, Trisira, Karaveeraksha, Suryashatru Mahakaya, Atikaya, Devantaka, Narantaka, all those gifted with great prowess, there entered the battle field, the highly powerful Sumalin, Ravana s maternal grandfather.
vrm.7.36 Delighted at her beauty and having spoken highly of Narmada like unto Ganges he addressed his ministers Suka and Sarana with gestures, saying "Behold, having rendered the earth pale, with his many rays, the sun, emitting parching heat,is in the sky.
vrm.7.36 Hearing the words of Ravana, Prahasta, Suka, Sarana, Mahodara, Dhrumakshya and other councillors descended into the waters of Narmada.
vrm.7.37 Thereupon being anxious to learn the cause of the rise of the river, the Dasagriva, with his right finger, hinted Suka and Sarana.
vrm.7.37 Being commanded by Ravana, the two brothers, the heroic Suka and Sarana proceeded towards the west by the aerial way.
vrm.7.37 Beholding that dreadful spectacle, the Rakshasas Suka and Sarana came back and approaching Ravana communicated all unto him.
vrm.7.37 Hearing the words of Suka and Sarana, Ravana exclaimed "This is Arjuna" and proceeded to fight with him.
vrm.7.37 And the lord of Rakshasas proceeded against Arjuna with Mahodara, Mahaparshva, Dhrumakshya, Suka and Sarana.
vrm.7.37 Thereupon being enraged and displaying their own prowess Suka, Sarana and other ministers of Ravana began to destroy Arjuna s soldiers.
vrm.7.37 Beholding Prahasta fallen, Maricha, Suka, Sarana, Mahodara and Dhrumakshya led away from the battle field.

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