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


vrm.4.41 b, a Five" Gandharva kings, namely Shailuusha, Gramani, Shiksha, Shuka, and Bhabru, whose resplendence is similar to that of Sun will be residing there.
vrm.5.54 That Hanuma, of great splendour, then leapt to the houses of Vajradamshtra, Shuka and Sarana, the intelligent.
vrm.6.20 Then he spoke the following words to a Rakshasa by name, Shuka the foremost among those who know their duty.
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 Shuka being harassed by Vanaras spoke the following words: O, Rama! Messengers are not to be killed.
vrm.6.20 Perceiving no fear from Vanaras, Shuka became light winged, virtually standing in the sky and spoke again the following words.
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 Harassed by those Vanaras there, Shuka on his part cried loudly towards Rama, the high soled son of Dasaratha as follows:
vrm.6.20 Hearing that lamentation of Shuka, Rama did not allow his killing by the Vanaras.
vrm.6.24 Let this Shuka be released.
vrm.6.24 Hearing the words of Rama, Sugreeva the lord of Vanaras released Shuka the messenger, as per the order of Rama.
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 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.6.28 After listening to Saranas 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.6.36 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.

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