Aranya Kandam (contd)
Chapter on Soorpanakha
(Soorpanakha the sister of Ravana who happened to see Rama , falls in love with him. Rama refuses to marry her. She happens to see the pretty Sita. Thinking she was the reason for Rama not marrying her, Soorpanakha tries to carry away Sita when Rama had gone to his morning ablations. Lakshmana who was guarding Sita , catches her and cuts off her nose , ears and tips of breast . Soorpanakha again appeals to Rama to marry her. Rama and Lakshmana drive away Soorpanakha who goes to meet her cousin Khara .
In Valmiki Ramayana Rama tells Soorpanakha that he is with his wife and asks her to approach Lakshmana , who cuts off her nose etc.)
2732.That river Godavari which added beauty to earth like ornament,
Used to bring great things and make the land feel fertile,
And with many watering centers which were spread over ,
On the five types of land , was with clear water ,
Was with running cool water and was like the
Poems of with very wise and great people,
And was seen by those valorous heroes.
2733. That very divine Godavari with fully open lotus flowers over which bees stayed ,
Looked like a smiling , welcoming and lustrous face , with blue lotus flowers ,
Which used to spread perfume , seeing with its lustrous eyes and face and
With moving clear tides of the river resembling the hands appeared ,
To offer these flowers at the divine feet of Rama and saluting him .
2734.That river Godavari with its moving and running waters seeing ,
The sorry state of the faultless and truthful sons suffering,
Due to great love for them looked like taking deep tortured breath,
And looked like shedding tears from the eyes of the just opened blue flowers and crying.
2735. That Rama with a long bow saw the Chakravaka birds with closed eyes
Living on the bed of lotus flowers with stalks , Rama saw the breasts of Sita ,
And she who was wearing suitable and proper ornaments looked at,
The shoulders of Rama who was elder and the best among men ,
And felt like she was seeing hills made of blue gem stones ,.
2736. The great Rama who saw the swans walking , looked at,
The walking of Sita and slightly smiled and she who saw the walk ,
Of the male elephant returning after drinking water ,
Also broke to a new type of sweet smile.
2737. That valorous Rama with long arms who was a great expert in archery ,
Seeing the waving flags on the Godavari river with great deal of water ,
Looked at the waist of Sita , that Sita seeing the well flowered lotus flower,
With large number of petals in the middle of dark row of blue flowers ,
Looked again on the dark body of her great lord.
2738.Near that pretty big Godavari river which ran like a filled up stream,
They reached the cool divine Panchavati which was a perennial garden ,
And a matchless place and started staying in the,
Very pretty and sweet hermitage which was built by Lakshmana.
2739-2741.A Rakshasi called Soorpanakha who had the strength of uprooting ,
And destroying Ravana who was black like a blue gem by her vile tricks,
Who was like the cruel disease which was born earlier with life ,
And was with the soul waiting for the proper time to destroy that soul,
Who was having dense hair on her head with the red colour of copper,
Who had a huge fat body which has limitless growth and full of passion,
Who was capable of causing unparalleled destruction to the devas ,
And to those sages who had done great penance
And who was having a cruel cause for revenge and was living,
Alone in the forest because of that and had the strength ,
To move around al the world with great speed.
Reached the garden in Panchavati where Rama was staying .
2742.That Soorpanakha who would be the cause of the destruction ,
Of all her relatives saw Rama , who when the great devas ,
Who were troubled greatly troubled by the asuras,
Approached him , left of his yogic sleep on the serpent,
Called Adhisesha and had taken an incarnation in this earth.
2743.She thought”The form of the God of love who is in the mind of all is no more there,
Indra has one thousand eyes , Lord Shiva has three lotus like eyes and
Vishnu who created all the worlds out of his belly has four hands and so he is none of them.”
2744.Then she thought that the god of love who was destroyed ,
By Lord Shiva with pretty matted hair using this eyes on his forehead,
Possibly did great penance from the time he lost his body ,
Till the present time had got a pretty body, and he is that one.
2745.She thought that his long arms reaching up to his knee ,
Are very pretty , trees are not comparable to them ,
Mountains are inferior to them and only the tusks ,
Of the very strong elephants which carry earth were comparable.
2746. “The mountains made of mere stones were not comparable,
To the heroic shoulders of this one who is an expert in battle with bows ,
And only an old pretty mountain made of blue gems can be compared to it,
And definitely not the Meru mountain which is golden in colour.”
2747.”He has lustrous eyes which are comparable to the petals ,
Of lotus flower standing out of the pond due to its long stalk,
And he resembles a mountain and if we see continuously ,
From one of his shoulders to other, my eyes are not long,
And also my chest is wide and flat” she said.
2748.”Is the face of the pretty one , which shines due to excessive light ,
Comparable to the lotus flower that has just opened out of its bud?
IWE cannot compare it to the moon with light because ,
The light of moon diminishes daily and still if we compare ,
We see it is not comparable because there is a stain on face of moon.”
2749.”For what purpose is he doing penance when he has a beauty,
That gives pleasure, making his body suffer unnecessarily ?
And what type of penance was done by his ancestors so that ,
He has eyes which are like lotus flower and creates newness?
2750.”The femaleness of lady earth who has a pretty form and,
The gait of a female elephant and who is dressed in water of the ocean,
Is indeed great because the the grasses grown on her ,
Due to the touch of his feet stands erect as if she has horripilation.”
2751.She said with sarcasm “it appears that Sun the lord of light,
Has not seen the light of the body of his, who has teeth like lustrous moon light?
For from very large distance he is emitting some little light ,
And without any sense of shame ,moving about in the sky?”
2752. “It there any thing in this world which can be compared ,
To the beautiful lips of his, who has huge shoulders .
Which are taller than the difficult to cross big mountains?
And I would say that they are greatly superior to corals.”
2753.She thought , “Possibly the bark of wood which goes round,
The waist of this male , who shines similar to the full moon ,
Has done great penance and possibly the faultless ,
Golden cloth has not been able to do this much penance.”
2754”.If he had not worn his black matted hair which are comparable ,
To the row of groups of rain bearing clouds which have come down,
Then the souls of all the ladies would be completely destroyed.”
2755. ”If good looking lustrous ornaments are worn over his body,
Would his prettiness increase?” and she further thought ,
“Would the greatness of Kausthuba which is the best among gems,
If it wears yet another gem, would its luster increase further?”
2756.”That four headed one who has placed in his body ,
The best of everything has been berated because ,
The Devendra who wanted to have the greatness ,
Of the holy dust of the feet is ruling over the three worlds?”
2757.With her flood of love , making the sky as well as water of the ocean,
Look small and making her wisdom getting drowned in that ,
Like the fame of one who does not give charity when the people who want it praise him,
And continue to protect his wealth , she was having a diminishing chastity.
2758.With a faded and jaded mind like a picture of a lady whose picture ,
Has been drawn on the sky , she fixed her eyes on the lustrous ,
And very pretty shoulders of Rama and had lost her usual strength.
2759.That Soorpanakha who was staring at shoulders of Rama thought,
”I would go and embrace the great flat chest of Rama and if I am not,
Able to do that , even if I eat the nectar of devas , I would die,
And there is no other go for me “ and started thinking,
How she could go near him and stand before him.
2760-2761. That Rakshasi who had cruel protruding teeth and who also had ,
A pot like belly filled with all types of beings , thinking that he may not ,
Accept her with that form , thinking that if she can take a form like a peacock ,
With a voice that lisps like Koel and having red lips like the Kovvai fruit,
And try to hug him , it would be better, she meditated on Goddess Lakshmi,
Who sits of a lotus flower and chanted her root chant which she knew,
And due to that assumed a pretty form with a face that was better looking than the moon,
And came out like a shining form that descended from the sky.
2762. She had small feet which made the red cotton and the best among new growth of leaves,
Shy in its beauty and tenderness and was like the pretty and young peacock ,
Like the vanchi creeper and like the swan and that deceiving cruel Soorpanakha ,
Came before Rama like a very cruel poison.
2763.She had the prettiness of Goddess Lakshmi who lives in a golden lotus flower,
She had a pretty flower like face with her eyes shining alternately like swords ,
Which were less prettier than her face and was having the beauty of a young girl ,
And came down on a well decorated chariot with screens from the sky.
2764.She had a body like the Kamavalli creeper produced by the scented Karpaga tree,
Developed a well perfumed honey like sweet voice, which were more and more passionate ,
Assumed a beauty which was sweet to the eyes, had a matchless sight of a deer ,
And came walking like a peacock and looking like a peacock.
2765With the sound of anklets, the sound produced by ornaments of the waist ,
With sound of ornaments threaded in a chain and the humming of bees which hovered round ,
The flowers which decorate the black sand hair of hers heralding the arrival of a lady,
That son of a king looked at that direction from which the sound was coming.
2766. Like the matchless sweet nectar given by the land of devas ,
When she was coming near him with waist getting tired due to the heaviness of her breasts ,
Rama who was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu who using his grace removes the ignorance ,
In the mind of his devotees , Looked at her with both his eyes.
2767.Seeing that tender matchless female form which cannot be found ,
In the land of the great serpents , in the heaven as well as in entire earth,
Rama thought “Where can one see this beauty? Is there a limit to her beauty?.
And who among the females of this world can match her beauty?”
2768.That Soorpanakha with great desire for Rama in her mind ,
Seeing the handsome face of Rama , saluted his holy feet by her pretty hands,
Threw her cruel glances from her long spear like eyes ,
Slightly moved on one side like a deer and with shyness stood there .
2769.Then Rama the root of all Vedas told her , “Oh Goddess like lady,
Who is red in colour , Let your visit became an auspicious one ,
Your coming is an auspicious one for me .Which is your place?
What is your name? Who are your relatives?”
2770.She said ,”I am the daughter of the son of the son of Lord Brahma,
I am the sister of Khubera with red hands ,
Who is the friend of Lord Shiva who drives a bull and burnt the three cities,
I am the younger sister of Ravana who could uproot ,
The silvery Kailsasa mountain and who has the power
To protect the three worlds and I am a maid called Kamavalli.”
2771.Hearing those words the mind of valorous one was filled with doubt ,
And believing that her words were not stain less and thought that it is proper,
To ask her and know more about it and asked her , “If you are the sister ,
Of the cruel Ravana with red eyes, be pleased to tell me , how you got this pretty form.”
2772. When Rama with a pure conduct , asked her like this , tirelessly ,
She replied, “Since I did not respect their habits of illusion and cruelty,
And due to having a thoughtful mind , wanting to travel in path of Dharma ,
Did penance to get over my sins and due to the grace of Gods became like this.”
2773.”Oh lady, If you are the younger sister of the ruler of the three worlds ,
Under whom the king of Indra is doing a menial job , You are not to be seen ,
With the pride of great wealth and what is the reason for you to come without assistants?”
2774.As soon as that valorous one told these words, That lady who was not truthful,
Said, “Oh faultless one , I do not join with those Rakshasas without culture ,
But have joined with best of the sages and devas, and I have come to see you,
I have a business to be completed with your help.”
2775,As soon as she told like this the lord thinking that “The thoughts of ladies ,
With pretty foreheads do not go in the right path and
They are difficult to be understood by males and they may know about it later ”
Asked her , “oh lady who wears bangles on shoulders, For what purpose have you approached me?
Please tell me about it and if it is proper for me to do it , I would do it.”
2776.Then she said , “it is not proper for ladies of good families,
To tell about the nature of their passion , themselves to others,
But as my soul is paining and since I have nobody to tell to others,
About it , Please stop the cruelty of God of love towards me and save me.”
2777.After that lady whose vision travelled to a long distance ,
And had returned back , with her sword like eyes which had,
Turned in to various shades and assumed the black colour of night ,
And were filled with red lines and with a well ornamented chest
Told like this , Rama concluded that she is shameless , very base and not a good one.”
2778,Not understanding Rama who was silent , That lady who had assumed,
A false form with bees humming around her black hair ,
Started swinging with thoughts as to ,whether he had a desire in her by seeing her eyes
Or whether he feels that I should not have a desire for him , again told him.
2779.”Oh lord who has prettiness which cannot be made in to a picture ,
Since I did not know that you have come here and since I was completing ,
The jobs requested by sages who knew everything and due to the fact ,
That my faultless feminine qualities and youth was being wasted,
My days were passing without achieving any purpose .”
2780.Hearing that, Rama concluded that she is a despicable Rakshasi,
And one who does not have just behavior and felt that she had come ,
There to do another bad act and told her “oh pretty one ,
I am born in a royal family and you are a girl from a Brahmin family ,
And this alliance is against the normal ancient rules of marriage.”
2781.”Oh Lord, whose job is fighting are and who has a pretty spear ,
My father is a Brahmin learned in Vedas and my mother is a lady,
Who has virtue like Arundathi and is the daughter of Sala Sadanga,
A king who ruled the world and if this is the only reason ,
For your not accepting me , then my soul will not go and I would not live” Said Soorpanakha
2782.When she who desired him told like this, with a smile arising in his pure mind ,
That Rama who was like the rain bearing cloud wanted to play a game ,
“Oh lady, the learned and wise people say that a human being ,
Getting married to a Rakshasa clan who do not have sorrow is not proper.”
2783.”Oh Lord , who is like Lord Vishnu sleeping on the serpent ,
Not understanding my good aspects due to absence of devotion with sincerity , indicating,
That you would not marry me because I am the sister Of Ravana,
Has happened because of your ignorance, for due to my penance to devas ,
I have got rid of the degradable birth in Rakshasa clan ,
And I had informed about this earlier also to you.”
2784.”Oh best among ladies, one of your brothers is the undisputed king,
Of all the three worlds , another great one is Khubera , the lord of wealth,
And if one of them gives you to me I would accept you but,
If you yourself choose me , then I would scared.” Said he and she told again,
2785. “ Oh Lord , who has shoulders like golden mountain , for the man and woman,
Who are passionately in love with each other there is marriage method called Gandharva,
And it is a marriage method formulated by Vedas and if this marriage happens between us,
It would be agreeable to my elder brothers also and there is also another news.”
2786. “My brothers have great enmity towards all sages and are not bothered,
About justice and Dharma and you are living alone in this forest and ,
This would be a trick for you to get friendship of those Rakshasas,
And once you marry me you can set up your kingdom in the land of devas,
And then they would start loving you and obey all your orders”, said Soorpanakha.
2787.Then that Rama with a shoulder carrying a huge bow said to her ,
“I have got grace of Asuras and I am also getting the pleasure of getting you ,
And along with you I will get the wealth which will never go from me at any time ,
And not only that , by the penance I did after leaving Ayodhya ,
It looks like I am getting all these ,” saying this he laughed showing his lustrous teeth.
2788.At that time from the scent wafting hermitage, near Rama , who was ,
Like the light of eye to people in the heaven and earth as well as Gods like Brahma ,
And who had a lustrous eyes , Sita who was like the queen among all ladies ,
And one who looked like the vanchi creeper from the gems born in this world,
Came out for the sake of fulfilling the boons given by Lord Vishnu to devas.
2789.That Large mouthed Soorpanakha whose body has faded ,
Due to the fire of passion , noticed the huge lustrous light,
That emerged from the form which came out of the hermitage
And realized that she is the fire like chastity which has come out ,
To destroy the forest of Rakshasas who fought ,
With everyone in the land of devas as well as those in earth.
2790.She thought , “He would nor bring this lady with scented hair to forest,
There are no ladies here who are as pretty as her , and perhaps,
She is Goddess Lakshmi who left her lotus in heaven,
And has come to earth and standing with both legs here,”
And then she stood perplexed at that same spot.
2791 Soorpanakha after staring well as Sita for quite some time and thought,
“She is an example to those who create beauty , there is no limit of the prettiness they can create
Once an eye sees her, it will not see anybody else ,
And even if it is mind , it would not go searching any one else.
If this is my thought , what would some body who is born as a male think?”
2792. Soorpanakha who was greatly astonished on seeing Sita ,
Looked at Rama , who was an expert in war and thought ,
“There is no further need to think about it and the God sitting on the lotus ,
Must have matchlessly thought deeply about the matching person ,
For a male and female , and this is the real ultimate result of his efforts.”
2794. “Oh valorous one with good conduct , this lady is an expert in illusion,
And she is a Rakshasi who is an expert in cheating and her thoughts cannot be understood,
It is not proper for you think that she is a good lady for her prettiness is not truth,
I am scared at seeing her who eats flesh and lives and so,
Drive her away from here and prevent her from coming near you.” She said.
2795.”oh lady who is like streak of lightning , Your intelligence is very bright ,
Who can deceive you and disappear? It is surprising to know that ,
She is a thief and a cruel Rakshasa girl, Please see her carefully.”
Saying this he laughed showing out his pearl like white teeth.
2796.At that time , she who has come out like nectar with ,
The great chastity of Arundathi , sweet words and pretty bamboo like shoulders,
And Soorpanakha asked , “Oh Rakshasi lady , why did you come in between us ?”
And that enraged Soorpanakha who had cheating thoughts like fire.
2797.Seeing her coming near her Sita was greatly scared ,
That scared one like a swan with her lightning streak like waists rocking,
Shivering due to the pain her cotton like feet paining ,
And like the red coral creeper in between the dark black clouds ,
She hugged the shoulders of Rama who was like a valorous elephant.
2798.Rama realizing that a sport of teasing with Rakshasas.
With bent cruel teeth would only lead to evil and said to her,
“Do not do anything which causes sorrow to us for if he knows,
My younger brother will get angry at you and so ogh lady, go away quickly.”
2799. Then that Rakshasi who had assumed a pretty form told ,
“Those who live on lotus , sea of milk as well as on Kailasa mountain,
As well as God of love and other Devas are doing penance to marry me.
What is the reason that you are desiring this Rakshasi,
Who does not have , good and bad in mind and berating me?”
2800. Rama thought , “Though I do not have any relation with ,
This hard hearted lady, she is capable of telling further cheating cruel words .”
And that pure hearted Rama like the cloud going ahead of lightning ,
Along with the gold like daughter of the king of Mithila ,
Went inside his hermitage in that very pretty garden.
2801.After they left , She who did not have knowledge that” it is gone”,
She who had the soul that has gone of the body , stood breathless,
Thinking, “He has got angry with me , who loved him and has ,
Not done any help to me and he has firm love with the lady with black kajal like hair.”
2802.Without standing there , she thought about her sweet life ,
With Rama and deciding that, “If I do not hug his chest today,
I would leave my life “ She crossed the garden with densely planted,
Devadaru trees and reached a garden with a crystal rock ,
And at that time the sun set and the sky turned red,
2803.Like the cruel poison flowing from the lustrous poison fang ,
Of the serpent climbing up to her head, from a destroyed mind ,
The tired Soorpanakha The passion mentioned earlier burnt in flames furiously.
2804.Like the sharp arrow of Rama who was the king of men
Piercing the big chest of the very cruel Rakshasi Thadaga
The arrows of the god of love went and pierced the mind of Soorpanakha,
In that war of passion and she became scared and very sad.
2805.Soorpanakha wanted to eat that God of love with a great bow,
With the full moon with sixteen crescents as the side dish,
But when the southern breeze from Podigai mountain hit her,
Like the very long spear of the God of death , she became still.
2806.When the body which gave her pain became pacified without sound,
She had an idea of drying the mountain clusters using her palms
But when the full moon appeared in the sky gave a widely,
Scattered cool moon light , became weak and started sorrowing.
2807.She became angry and decided that I would break,
All the gardens in this earth and make all the flowers in them dry in to dust,
But Hearing the happy sound of Andril bird living with its mate ,
Her strength diminished and she started shivering.
2808.Becoming very angry she decided to run and bring Rahu and Kethu ,
The serpents so that they would completely swallow the full moon,
But when the cool breeze wafts over her thick , tender and sweet breasts
Her dear soul would bake in the fire of her passion and she would be sad.
2809.She using her two hands picked the very cold pieces of ice and placed it,
On her lustrous young breasts to sate her fire of passion,
But due to power of the spreading strong fire of passion,
They were destroyed like putting butter on a very hot stone.
2810.Getting scared seeing the fire that burnt her body ,
Which was protected by love with her , she started taking bath,
In cold water but that water started boiling and she became shy,
And decided that it was a proper place to hide the God of love.
2811.That Soorpanakha whose body was so hot due to ,
The fire of passion made the cool big moon stone break,
Started saluting if she sees a pillar of blue gem,
Or a black cloud on the sky with folded hands.
2812.She went and reached mountain cave where a poisonous,
Cruel serpent lives so that the pretty full moon , the cool winds ,
Or the god of love cannot reach there and recognize her.
2813.At that time the southern breeze blew with great heat ,
And made her suffer three times more than earlier ,
And due to that when her breasts became hot and was emitting fire,
Without knowing what to do, she rolled on young golden coloured leaves.
2814. When she thought about the form of Rama in her mind ,
The Cruel Rakshasi feeling as if she was seeing his black cloud like body,
Would become shy and suddenly shiver,
But when the form disappears she would be caught in fire of passion.
2815.Thinking that black cloud was the body of Rama ,
She would catch it and hug them to her breasts.
And when she sees the clouds being destroyed ,
Due to the heat of her body she would wail.
Is there any end to the sickness of passion?
2816.Due to passion she felt as if she was in middle of fire of deluge,
And with the desire that she could live with Rama of the colour of the sea,
And this medicine of hope , people said , kept her alive.
2817.Her body shivered like the one who licked poison with toungue,
And imagining Rama said, “Oh mountain of black , please take mercy on me,
And enter in to my cruel and cheating mind and destroy my danger.”
2818.That lady who was not prepared to leave the love on Rama ,
Even if she suffers death thought that “ his wife whose eyes are ,
Like blue flower or Kayal fish is more pretty than Goddess Lakshmi .
And so he would never look at me who is a sinner.”
2819.She further thought that that pretty lady is the very chaste,
Goddess Lakshmi who sits on the lotus flower and that the if we love,
A man then that sickness of desire would destroy ,
And it has mingled with our body and makes it hot like burning fire.
2820.When that lady was suffering due to excessive love she had ,
The Sun rose like the birth of Rama for removing the great darkness,
Created by the Rakshasas , who could close down all the three worlds.
Some writers feel that Soorpanakai Padalam ends with this,
And a new chapter called Mookari (cutting of nose.) padalam starts from her)
2821. AS soon as it became dawn Soorpanakha saw her own body and her soul,
And thought that till that matchless lady is near him , he would not see me,
And so I would run quickly lift her up and then hide her with speed,
Then the best thing would be to live with her darling happily.
2822.She came and searched for Sita in the hermitage and saw that,
Rama had gone from there to the river and was doing his morning rituals,
But did not see his younger brother who had a crescent like forehead,
Guarding Sita in the sweet scented garden filled with great darkness.
2823,Thinking that Sita is alone and her thought has achieved victory,
And there was no need for any more delay and thinking of some other way,
And that cruel , hateful angry Soorpanakha followed to catch,
The peacock like Sita and this was seen by Lakshmana from ,
That garden which was amply laden with fruits.
2824 That Lakshmana shouted, “Hey stop there” and speedily ,
Approached her thinking that she is a lady and without ,
Taking his bow pulled her by catching the red hair on her head,
By his red hands , kicked her and made her fall down ,
And took his lustrous sword from his scabbard .
2825. But Soorpanakha thought that with great ease, she could ,
Take him also and fly in the sky and rose up but Lakshmana pushed her down,
Easily , said to her “do not do this cruel deed” and cut off her ,
Nose ears and the cruel big tips of her breasts , one after another ,
And then after leaving his anger , left her hairs also.
2826.The wail that was made by Soorpanakha at that time spread,
In all directions and also went in to ears of Devas in the heaven,
Now what else need to be told about what happened there?
The blood that flowed from her nasal holes made the entire world wet.
2827.That good time when with luster full cruel sword , the breasts,
Where cut and her raised up nose was cut which was like cutting ,
The tips of huge mountains and was like the inaugural ceremony ,
For cutting ten heads of Ravana wearing gem studded crowns.
2828.That Rakshasi when she kept her shaking feet with alarm,
And wailed , it looked like that the asuras like Khara,
Who had shining spear wealth , like the God of death
Were preparing for their death in the cruel angry war ,
And Soorpanakha stood erect and it looked like,
The black dark clouds were giving rise to rain of blood.
2829.That Soorpanakha born in an ancient asura clan , which has ,
Never been approached by sorrow , raised up in the sky,
Due to great sorrow, fell on the earth , and cried lying there,
Became tired, crushed her palms and then rotated ,
Fainted , woke up from that faint after some time,
And muttered , ”This sorrow is because I was born as a girl.”
2830.. She rubbed the nose that was bleeding , let out hot breath,
Like that from the bellows of the black smith , beat with her hand on earth,
Caught her very big breasts and stare at it , sweat all over,
Ran around with her powerful legs and after running,
And then due to too much of bleeding got tired.
2831. That Soorpanakha who was wandering in the blood slushy mud created by,
The blood which was flowing like a stream from her, being unable to bear the pain,
Shouted and wailed hearing which even devas were scared and started running away,
And she started calling the names of people for her clan, whom even God of death were scared.
2832. “oh mountain like elder brother who lifted Kailasa which is the abode of Shiva,
Who holds the fire in his hand, when you exist in this world with the stable fame,
Is it not insult to your fame that people who do penance carry the bow and walk?
Is it proper for you to stand scared without lifting your head before Devas. Please see me.”
2833. “Oh mighty Ravana who is more powerful than the trinity who do not get weakened ,
At the deluge as well as all devas as well as Asuras, Is the saying that ” when the mother tiger
Is nearby Its tiger calf cannot be caught by others and tormented” which the people.
Of this earth , surrounded by the sea , false?.Would you not come to see my present suffering?”
2834.”Oh Ravana , who fought with Indra who came to war driving his elephant,
And came shouting helped by all devas , you destroyed him in war and made him,
Run away showing his back to you becoming greatly jittery and scared?
Would you not come to see my present suffering?”
2835.”Oh Ravana, who took the sword Chandra hasa when it was given by hands of Shiva,
You made the God of wind , the god of water , the God of fire, the cruel God of time Yama,
Sky , the planets doo menial jobs for you as per your order. Have you become ,
Powerless to fight with these two men and have changed your strength?”
2836.”Oh Ravana who could keep his twenty shoulders erect and have a strength ,
To fight war , who produced streaks of fire when he is walking ,
Who broke the tusks of the eight elephants carrying the world and who could ,
Powder the mountains, even if a person is like God of love who lost ,
His body due to the anger of Lord Shiva , they are like the dust below your sandals,
Would you not get angry at such people?”
2837.”Has the Ravana and his brothers who are blessed with the power of destruction,
Of the devas who wear the Karpaga flower garland with the scent of honey ,
Lost that power and has that power gone and settled down among men,
Who have blood running in their body and are feed for the Rakshasas. This is strange.”
2838.”Does this indicate the power and strength of the sages who live hiding,
In this dense forest scared of Rakshasas or does it indicate the weakening ,
Of the power of Rakshasas?.Is he lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu or Lord Brahma ?
Oh Khara who is always powerful, would you not bother about my sorrow?”
2839. “In your palace where Indra and Lord Brahma and all devas ,
Are obeying your orders and attending to menial jobs , Where ,
The consort of Indra is singing “Long live song” , Where all people ,
On earth salute you and praise you and where you are sitting,
Under royal white Umbrella , how can I come without shame ,
And show you my face in which the nose and ears have been cut off.”
2840.”Oh Brother who uprooted the mountain on which Lord Shiva sits.
Is it proper for me crying because that man pushed me down,
Making my chest crush and roll and has cut off my nose ,
And is proudly looking at his own shoulders making me ,
Support less and lonely ? Is this not the forest where.
Khara rules? Is it proper for me to attain this state ?”
2841.Oh Ravana , who has waged a restless war against the elephants ,
That are in the eight directions and has broken their tusk,
Oh Ravana who has a shoulders which are shining with your fame ,
When I have lost my nose due to passion and have attained ,
Shamelessly bad name , Would not your fame also get stained?”
2842. Oh my nephew Indrajit who destroyed with roots the Vidhyadharas,
Who imprisoned Indra who conducted one hundred Aswamedha Yagnas,
And who made the devas do his menial jobs, when in these forest two men ,
Have cut off my ears as well as nose together , Is it all right,
That I who am a sinner should die here alone due to shame?”
2843. Oh Indrajit , once upon a time when all the seven worlds together
Waged a war against you , you drove all of them in all directions by your single bow,
And chained their king Indra on both his legs ,
Would you not come to see the strength of these men?”
2844.Oh Khara and Dhooshana who were born in the clan of Rakshasas,
Who wear Gems which removes darkness , who are strong and have long hand,
And who have weapons which can even break a stone , are you also sleeping,
Like Kumbhakarna who has weapons sharpened by black smiths,
And due to that are you not able to hear me when I call?
2845.When that Rakshasi was crying and wailing in various ways,
And rolling on the dusty floors of the hermitage in various ways
Rama holding a huge bow , who had huge shoulders and ,
Who was like an emerald mountain , after completing ,
The rituals in river Godavari came walking back to the hermitage.
2846.When he came there , Soorpanakha beat her stomach with her hands,
Making the mud slushy with the tears she shed and the blood flowing out from her,
Said, “Oh Lord , oh sir for the crime of my desiring your pretty body,
See what has happened to me , and then fell before him.
2847.Rama with his matchless great heart understood that she who had ,
Kept her hair scattered all around has done some cruel deed,
And also understood that only his younger brother had cut off ,
Her long nose and ears and he asked her “Who are you?”
2848.Hearing that she asked , “do you not know me ? I am the sister ,
Of Ravana , who has abolished enemy talk from all the three worlds,
Who is short tempered and carries a cruel spear which is like a leaf.”
2849.And then Rama asked her , “Why did you leave the famous place of Rakshasas
And have come here where we have come to do penance after walking a long distance?
And for doing what activity have you come here ?” and then she replied,
“Oh Lord who is the medicine for cruel passion like the coal burning in the fire,
And makes us all suffer? Did I not come yesterday also “
2850. When Rama asked her “were you the person with long black eyes ,
Resembling the kayal fish looking like Goddess Lakshmi,
Sitting on lotus flower with the scent of honey ,
Who came yesterday to see me ? and she replied ,
“If the breasts , the ear wearing ear globes and the flag like nose ,
Are cut off, Oh king of beauty who has very pretty eyes,
Would not any great beauty be destroyed ,oh king.”
2851,That Lord Rama , after breaking in to a smile , looking at the face ,
Of his heroic brother asked, “Oh valorous one, What crime did she commit,
So that you have cut off her dropping ear and long nose” and then
That valorous Lakshmana saluted the holy feet of Rama and started telling.
2852, “ I do not know whether she was searching for eating something with her long teeth,
Or whether a group of cruel Rakshasas were near her but I knew not the reason why,
She with her evil eyes spitting fire and with an anger which others cannot realize,
She came running looking at Sita “ told Lakshmana.
2853.Before Lakshmana with a big curved bow could complete ,
What he was saying , That Rakshasi who had enmity with him,
Said, “Oh lord who has watering places in his kingdom,
In which a pregnant she frog seeing her mate sitting on a conch,
Developed a great love tiff and was stirring violently the water ,
If a lady sees the other wife of her husband would not her mind burn?”
2854.Hearing her words Rama told her “We came here searching
For the cowardly Rakshasas who were experts in wars of illusion,
By which they were able to search and destroy huge complex of people,
And so do not tell these cruel words and march towards destruction,
And run away from this forest where sages of truth are living ,”
And hearing all thrse words of Rama , she started replying.
2855.’If I tell that the devas like Lord Brahma who do not develop ,
White hairs and folded skin , who are very many in number ,
Are paying tribute to my brother and are citizens under his rule
It would not be proper , as any action done in haste is not good.
If you have sufficient wisdom to keep on staying alive ,
I have some thing to be told to you individually.”
2856. Ravana who has ten heads would cut off the tongues,
Of those who tell him that , “the nose of your sister has been cut “,
Is not one who is very modern and would say . “ by cutting the nose ,
You have cut off your clan and so there is no way for you to escape.
Have you not made the forests wet by dropping of blood there.”
2857. If you protect me and save my life , I would save you from Ravana,
And if you do not do so , my brother Ravana would completely eliminate you .
And there is no one among devas who protect the heavens ,
Or among those kings who protect the earth or the kings who protect
The serpents for they would only to try to protect their head being cut ,
And would not protect your body and would try not to die.”
2858.”Normally those ladies who are imprisoned in the fence,
Of chastity would not say about their greatness themselves,
In spite of that I am telling it to you , because my love towards you,
I am the sister of Ravana who is much stronger than devas,
And I am stronger than every one in this world ,Would you not tell this to your brother”
2859.”I would protect you in big wars.I would be able to carry you ,
Through the path of sky to any place that you would desire to go,
I am capable of bringing many types of fruits which are as tasty as meat,
Why do you hate and want to destroy ,all those who guard you,
I would be able to give you anything that you desire by mind,
And I am not able to understand how this flower like lady would be useful to you.”
2860.”Due to birth in a high clan , due to culture of doing good,
Due to my ability to bring anything that is wanted by you ,
Due to intelligence , Due to innocence and due to my beauty,
All the people of earth as well as heaven , would not be able ,
Tell any other lady that they know as one equal to me .”
2861.”You have cut off my nose , what did I lose by that ?
If you accept me within a second I would be able to remake it ,
I would also gain lot of beauty and I would also get your merciful habit,
After that would there be any short coming to my feminineness,
Is it not true that high and long nose is common to ladies?”
2862. “Is it not true that those who are needed are not liked,
And if your mind loves me , would not my soul become yours?
Is not the beauty which is desired by all , a type of poison ?
Would you not accept me ,when I take the form which is liked by my husband?”
2863.Oh Lord who was formed by the joining of Shiva, Brahma who sits on the lotus ,
The great Vishnu and the Indra with Vajrayudha and has a very pretty form.
Because the God of love is troubling the souls of every one ,
Using his flower arrows and is not merciful ,
Like your younger brother , is he also your younger brother?”
2864 . “Oh Lord who wears heroic anklets made of gold ,
Is there any reason for cutting off my nose and making it in to a big hole?
I would take the sweet and pretty form that I had before,
My nose was cut and then go away from there .and if you had cut my nose ,
Thinking that I would not go anywhere and no body would look at me ,
You have done a great mistake and It is due to my knowing the truth ,
My love to you got doubled. Am I one who is not wise enough?”
2865. When those Rakshasas who are boiling with anger and having a long spear ,
Come to know of this cruelty done to me and look at you with anger ,
And due to that would completely destroy all the world and so,
Remembering your Dharma the people who are with great families .
Please do not do any deed that would bring bad name to them,
And so avoid doing this act which will bring bad name to you ,
And be kind enough to live with me.” Said Soorpanakha and saluted him,
2866.”Oh cruel Rakshasi , I am still having the arrow which killed Thadaga ,
Who is the mother of your mother and you being one who caused ,
The world unbearable harm also , know that I have been born in this world ,
To do penance and destroy the Rakshasas who have great strength ,
Of shoulders and densely formed flower garlands and who have ,
Enmity with me and so leave these cruel habits and run away .”
2867.Rama again told , “We are the sons of Dasaratha who ruled the world,
And have come in obedience to the words of my step mother
To this forest which is scented and as per the desire of those ,
Who chant the Vedas and those who do great penance ,
We want to completely uproot all the Rakshasas along ,
With their big army and would go back to the city of Ayodhya,
Which has houses which are similar to the great mountains ,
Please think about of all these and understand it properly.
2868.”Without standing in front of Rakshasas who do not follow good habits,
The devas who lived for a long time were all defeated and ran away ,
If you are intelligent do not consider both of us as after all only men,
If you bring , those Rakshasas wearing garlands and holding spears ,
Those Rakshasas who have won victory over Yakshas and others ,
And all those whom you consider as strong , we would kill them in front of you.”
2869.Then she said, “Oh person of Kosala country which produces lot of paddy,
Due to its having good water resources , Without finding fault on me as one,
Whose teeth of upper palate are long and protruding outside and one having a large mouth,
Please show your grace and mercy on me and then you can kill Rakshasas,
You can understand their acts of illusion even before , you can win over all the kings,
You can get over the black magic acts of theirs and you can get over,
All the cheating acts of Rakshasas with my help . “ said that Rakshasi called Soorpanakha.
2870. “I understand that you would not part with your wife ,
Who has bamboo like shoulders and would I also be a great burden,
If you are interested in fighting a war with the strong Rakshasas who cheat ,
I would understand their tricks that they use by their five sense organs ,
Which are cheating which lead to senselessness and prevent them,
After all they say the feet of one serpent is only known to another.
2871. “If you say that you have one lady who likes you and want to marry you,
And if you think of waging a war against Asuras , Me , you and your brother ,
Would fight with them and make that battle field in to a tank of blood,
And gain victory and if you think that this event is not likely to happen,
Then make me live with your brother “ said the sister of Ravana,
Who once waged a war and imprisoned the sun and moon.
2872.”On the day that you all go back to Ayodhya , the city of festivities,
I would assume a form you like and even if your brother is one ,
Who has anger that never goes away and even if he tells,
That I would not live with one who has a cut nose and ears ,
Oh Lord, Have you not lived for a long time with one who has no waist.”
2873.Looking at that Soorpanakha who told like this, Lakshmana ,
After looking at his spear with a shape of a leaf and asked Rama
“If I do not kill her here itself then she would greatly sorrow,
What is your order regarding this?” Rama said,
“The words you said are proper and if she does not go away,
Do accordingly “ And Soorpanakha understood that , they would,
Not agree to her proposals and that she would lose her life.
2874.”Would I patiently continue to live with my long nose ,
Two ears and my two breasts which were making me pretty being cut off ?
What I have been doing here was only an act of cheating , to make you understand,
I would now itself bring Khara who is more powerful than wind as well as fire ,
Who is very cruel and who is the God of death who is going to kill you all”
Saying like this with great anger which had not cooled down , She went away.
6.Kharan Vadha Padalam
The chapter of killing of Khara
(Soorpanakha then goes and complains to her Cousin Khara as to what has happened . He then sent fourteen chiefs to kill Rama. In spite of Lakshmana wanting to fight the battle , Rama prevents him for doing it and kills all the fourteen chiefs. Hearing this Khara comes along with his army . All of them including Trisiras and Dhooshana are killed by Rama . In the war with Khara, the bow of Rama breaks and Varuna gives the bow of Lord Vishnu to Rama.
Valmiki mentions only about 14000 soldiers with Khara. There is no mention of the breaking of the bow of Rama and Varuna giving a new bow in Valmiki Ramayana.)
2875.That lady (Soorpanakha) who was with flowing blood, With loose hair,
With watershed hole like nose and a very broad mouth ,
Like the cloud spread on the reddish sky fell on both feet of the great Khara.
2876.It wasa the day when those Rakshasas would face destruction,
And like drum which is being played as per the orders of God of death,
Soorpanakha made great sound by her wailing and like the struggling snake ,
Which was hit by fire like thunder from the clouds , rolled on the earth.
2877.That Khara whose eyes were drowned by blood oozing out of her nose ,
And one who has a mouth from which smoke comes out as and when a word was uttered,
Looking at her asked ,” Who are those shameless people ,
Who have brought you to this state . Please tell me who they are?”
2878.Hearing that she replied , “They are two human beings who are sages,
And were seen holding a huge bow and a great sword in their hands,
They had a body of the god of love who travel in the path of Dharma,
They are the sons of Dasaratha and are the ones who are searching Rakshasas for fighting.”
2879.”They are least bothered about your strength and they both want ,
To establish Dharma after examining various paths leading to Dharma,
And as a policy they have decided that they will kill all asuras who hold the spear.”
2880.”THe young lady with them has prettiness that cannot be seen on this earth ,
AS well as in the difficult to see heavens or in patala and thinking about it,
She does not have any one else who is equal to her in her beauty ,
And though I have seen her with my eyes I cannot describe her by my mouth.”
2881.”After seeing such a lady who had beauty beyond imagination ,
I decided that I will take her to Ravana who is the king of Lanka,
And when I was preparing to jump at her , those men got angry ,
And completely cut off my nose “ She said to them.
2882.That Khara who used to make the beings of the world shiver ,
And made the eyes of those who looked at him burn down,
After hearing these words , saw her nose which was like ,
The unearthed fruit of the palmyrah palm , with his eye,
Jumped up and told her , “ show me those people” and started from there.
2883.After telling this Khara stood up with fire of anger coming out of his eyes,
Which could make all the seven worlds burn and turn in to powder ,
And that Khara whose mind was boiling said “now all humans are no more”,
And he further said, “would those who make the bad name to us not get destroyed.”
2884.And then when he summoned his chariot his fourteen army chiefs,
Who were sitting by his side , who were like fourteen mountains each with two hands ,
Who were each capable of lifting the earth just by their one hand,
Said to him, “Please allot this job of war only to us,”
2885.Those Rakshasas were having arms that could fight with trident , sword ,
Axe , iron rod, and wheel , who could make all beings of this earth ,
Scared by their sound and had bodies like Halahala poison.
2886.Those Rakshasas who were boiling with anger of fire addressing Khara told,
“Oh great chief , are you going to fight with anger with devas and we say that,
“our job as slaves is good.”, if it is “no”, “if you go to fight with this men,
How can we continue to live in this world with respect “ and stopped him.
2887. Khara said , “well said , if I go and fight against these human lads,
Devas will laugh at us and so you please go and fight with them,
And then drink their blood , destroy their principles , and come back,
With the tender girl who is with them”, Ordered he to them,
2888.As soon as Khara ordered like this , with joy they saluted him ,
And along with the shameless lady who told the news and went as if,
They are emissaries of God of death , went behind her ,
And reached the place where sons of Dasaratha was staying.
2889.Soorpanakha pointed out with her hand ,
That lotus eyed Rama who was meditating on the faultless,
And divine feet of that Lord Vishnu who has one thousand
Ancient names to them who were experts in tumultuous war fare .
2890.With one saying “we will catch and crush them” , another saying,
“we will catch them by hand “ and yet others saying , “we would ,
Tie both of them with long rope” , they decided that they would,
Complete the job as per the words of their leader ,and surrounded Rama,
Just like fourteen mountains have surrounded him.
2891.That Rama who had the truth which is praised by all,
Told Lakshmana to protect Sita and using his big hands ,
Which were like the flowering Karpaga tree , took
A mountain like bow whose strings were attached already.
2892.That Rama who had pretty eyes resembling the red lotus flowers .,
Took hold of the bow along with a sword , tied his quiver ,
Moved away from the hermitage said, “Hey come to the war”,
And with a very joyful shoulders started that fight.
2893.Then Rama cut and made to fall down the axe , sword , the shining
Tridents and the pillar like twenty eight hands of those Rakshasas,
Who were looking like the fire at the final deluge by his arrows which never miss their aim.
2894.Though their long sword bearing hands were cut like trees and had fallen down,
Those army chief continue to fight with the power of their chests ,
And due to the powerful arrows of Rama hitting them,
Their heads were cut off and fell down and that bad one ran away from there.
2895.That Soorpanakha who was like a she elephant , seeing all the male elephants,
Being killed by an angry and cruel lion , running holding its trunk above her,
Went to Khara who was armed with a lustrous spear and told the news.
2896. That cruel Rakshasa named Khara who by his valour cannot be prevented by,
Lord Shiva riding on his bull, as soon as he heard that his army chiefs have been killed ,
Became so angry that the blood within him seem to come out of his eyes.
2897.Khara who could shout and make the lions living in the caves ,
Shiver with fear said, “Please bring my chariot here and arrange ,
For all my weapons to be brought and let my servants go
Speedily and within a second play the war drums so that,
The noise like the thunder falling on the elephants is heard.”
2898. AS soon as the war drums were played , the Rakshasa army ,
Which had chariots assembled there like the numberless ,
Clouds bearing rain coming together and due to this,
The land of devas as well as the land of serpents became sad.
2899.As soon those war drums raised a very huge sound “bom”,
The army of asuras rose for the war like the waves of the ocean,
Along with its huge shoulders and endless tumult ,
Resembling the black sea resembling the cloud rising at deluge .
2900. The entire forest was filled up densely and hid the sky ,
And the flags of chariots which were long as well as high ,
Were waving and looked like ghosts telling the world,
Soon all the hunger that we have would come to an end.
2901.Those Rakshasas who were like the crowd of elephants in rut,
With two trunks , which had just broken from its ties and ,
Which were not bothered by any one ,
With one sword rubbing against another giving rise to fire sparks ,
Made the entire forest look as if it was covered by fire ,
2902.With the sound created by playing of war drums on both sides ,
Getting mute due to the sound of the rolling of wheels of umpteen chariots,
And appeared like darkness swallowing Sun God who is personification of mercy.
2903.Similar to all the huge mountains from all over ,
The endless seven worlds coming together and the earth,
Which is carried by the serpent called Adhisesha ,
Was not able to stand with balance due to the heavy burden,
And making its back bend and become unstable. .
2904.The number of the Rakshasas in that army was like ,
Crowd of tigers, crowd of clouds, tall standing mountains,
And not all this , but that army of lions and could be ,
Counted as several times ten thousands,
2905. Yaalis were tied , Lions were tied , Ghosts were tied,
Tigers were tied , dogs were tied , foxes were tied ,
Devils were tied and Horses were tied to the chariots.
2906 .Bulls were tied , pigs were tied , wind like ghosts were tied
Donkeys were also tied to the chariots and
There were those tied with eagles ,
And they were all capable of going round the earth ,
As soon as mind thinks about them and The conches boomed.
2907.The crowds of chariots neared , Elephants with small eyes,
And red faces which were like clouds neared,
The horse army which can travel like wind neared,
The huge army of Rakshasa army which were like,
The God of death were also marching.
2908-2909.They were carrying arms like axe , spears ,
Strong swords , pointed weapons , throw spears ,
Huge spears , Huge stones , small knives called Musundi ,
The iron staff , the trident , pestles , the rope of death,
Small spears , Vajrayudha , sticks , Bindipalas ,
Countless arrows , Wheels , the cruel round weapon,
The White conches , Fire Sticks , Kappanas and ropes .
2910.All these which were lustrous and made the Sun,
And the Fire scared and were filled with blood and flesh ,
And had caused great sorrow in previous battles ,
And wore the garland of Vagai flowers and were all near each other.
2911. The commanders of the Rakshasa army had the strength,
Of several thousand elephants , had mouths which could,
Swallow the earth itself , had eyes which burnt like fire,
And these were under the control of fourteen chiefs.
2912.One army division consisted of sixty lakhs soldiers
And the entire army consisted of fourteen such divisions .
This is how the strength of the army was enumerated.
2913. They all possessed great strength , had a voice like thunder ,
Had weapons that could be thrown by hand ,
They all had got several boons by the God who sits on lotus,
They were so tall that clouds thinking they are mountains,
Used to take rest on their heads, they had lot of pride,
And they had come there with the thought of killing their enemy.
2914.They had bodies which measured the sky and could be seen,
Only if we stand erect , they had chests which cannot be measured by eye ,
They were so strong that they could measure the earth with their feet,
And they had won over devas in several wars and were famous due to that.
2915. They had such strong shoulders that the weapons,
Which were thrown at them by devas as well as Indra ,
Were ejected without wounding them and later got powdered,
They had that much power that even God of death saluted them,
And obeyed their commands and they had a form,
Which looked as if the burning fire has taken their forms and had come there.
2916.They were holding the spear and the rope ,
And had red fluffy hair , fearlessness and long upper teeth.
They were so black that even the poison was whiter compared to them,
And due to their power , It could be doubted whether they are indeed God of death.
2917. Those who wore anklets , those who wore garlands ,
Those who wore armour over their chests ,
Those who lustrous ornaments , Those who lift their forehead due to anger
Those who has red hair resembling fire , those had enthusiasm in mind,
To participate in war and they who had achieved unity within.
2918.Even the Indra , the king of devas who had a elephant in rut ,
With unbreakable tusks , if he happen to see them without intention ,
Would show his back and run away and they who did not have anyone,
To face them in all the three worlds to oppose those,
Rakshasas were with shoulders like the top of mountains.
2919. They with faces of Elephants , horses, devils , monkeys .
Big lions .the cruel bear with great anger ,dogs . tigers , Yalis
Making those who see them scared had faces like fire,
And they were like the poison that got collected in the ocean of milk.
2920.Among them very large number of Rakshasas were with eight hands ,
Or With seven hands or with seven or eight fire spark emitting eyes,
Or With strong legs , or those who get joy by catching all beings ,
Whom they see by their strong powerful hands
And putting them in their mouth and eating them .
2921-2922.Those which were robbed from Yakshas, those left by Asuras ,
When they were defeated , those they usurped from devas ,
After making them faint by their illusion by their power ,
Those they got by chasing away Gandharwas who never become tired,
And those they got from saints by making them suffer , were those flags,
Peacock feathers , big hangings , the big flags which were kept on elephants,
Several type of gems, and all these were spread everywhere ,
And since they were densely there in the sky , the sun light became dim.
2923. Those fourteen leaders of the divisions were those ,
Who got victory in all the fourteen worlds , and they commanded a huge army ,
They also had axes , lifting big swords , possessed lustrous spears ,
And had an anger like lion and tiger and used to make others suffer.
2924. They had the bow , had the sword, had teeth with which,
They pressed their teeth , had the power to uproot even Mahameru mountain,
Had chariots drawn by horses , had a strong mind which made them,
Capable of doing anything exactly as they desire and had strong minds ,
And those people surrounded Rama from all the directions.
2925 Army chiefs like Dhooshana and Trisiras who can,
Take out the soul from the body of valorous heroes,
And who wore victory garlands and other army chiefs ,
Came and surrounded Khara along with armies with,
The huge sound raised by their war drums.
2926.With a huge sea of soldiers capable of hurting the enemy ,
Surrounding him like they surround the Meru mountain touching the sky ,
Khara who rode in a stable chariot , who has high shoulders,
And one appeared scary to all others, appeared there.
2927. When Elephants whose water of rut flows like a stream , horses,
Chariots with golden kalasa and the Rakshasas of four types of army ,
Walked on earth , the dust that rose reached sky and because of that,
The green horses of Sun God and his golden chariot became white.
2928.When that very angry army which was like an ocean,
Started from there , due to the great dust that rose ,
All the forests were covered with dust and also ,
Mountains growing up to the sky and the clouds on them,
Were also covered by this dust , the ocean was filled up ,
What else needs to be told after this?
2929.Due to earth and sky becoming densely crowded ,
Those cruel Rakshasas who had chosen to kill in war ,
Whose mind was boiling , resembling mountains ,
Travelling on mountains , jumped from one mountain to another mountain.
2930. Soorpanakha like the diseases which are within the body,
And cannot be cured and had the capacity to kill all beings,
And give them to God of death and which cannot be avoided ,
Even by very wise people who have got rid of all attachments ,
Walked in front and that army which was like the sea ,
Reached near the place where the charitable Rama was there.
2931.The Rakshasa Army came with playing of instruments and drums,
That made the clouds in the sky scared, with twang of their long bows,
Making thunders scared and confused and With their shouting ,
Making the oceans scared and shivering and reached ,
The hermitage in the forest where those experts in war were staying.
2932. The birds and animals of that forest seeing that huge army ,
Became confused , developed dry mouth , had pain in their body
Did not take rest any where on the way , were looking up,
And taking deep breath , developed dim eye sight and rushed ,
Looking like spies who wanted to tell Rama ,
The arrival of the huge army before any body else .
2933.The rising dust came in front of the army and settled down,
The trees and bushes broke due to being trampled by the feet,
Of those Asuras making a sound “Chada, chada” ,
The lions and Yalis in the forest ran helter-skelter ,
Due to great fear and hearing the great sound ,
Due to all these ,Those two with big shoulders ,
Thought that the Rakshasa army has come to fight with them.
2934.Rama Looked at, his younger brother who was holding,
A bow shining like lightning , who had tied on his hips ,
Who had a quiver full of sharp pretty looking arrows
Who was greatly angry , who was telling him,
“Stop and be pleased to see my skill in war”
And was ready for war and standing before him, and told.
2935.”Oh valorous one , I have a request to you .
Please with great attention take care of the safety of Sita ,
Who is wearing flowers that have maddening scent and
I would protect my word given to the sages who are doing great penance ,
Which was given earlier that ,”I would myself kill the Rakshasas”.
2936.Seeing that army which was occupying all the area of the forest ,
And thinking that it is the army of Khara ,Rama who was black in colour,
And had lotus flower like eyes , tied the quiver , which was full of arrows,
On his shoulder and wore an unbreakable armour and tied the sword.
2937.Then Lakshmana said , “Oh Brother who is as strong as Yali,
Even if all the beings of heaven and earth come before me,
To fight a war where there is no return , would not the life time,
Of all those beings end that day itself? Is there a need,
For me to tell you about that ? So please give me this war,
And see to it that the laziness of my shoulders is removed?”
2938.Though Lakshmana told like this , Rama did not agree to that,
Though he understood in his mind the greatness of the valour of his shoulders,
And Lakshmana unable not to obey the command of his brother ,
Saluted him by folding his pretty hands and with tears dropping down,
Went near the sorrowing Sita and stood guard for her.
2939. With Sita who was like a branch having flowers similar to the moon ,
Wearing ear studs , becoming weak and sad , Rama emerged out of,
That hut with leaves as roof carrying a huge bow which was like,
The Meru mountain and came in to the sight of those Rakshasas,
Who were shouting like clouds and who had very sharp teeth ,
Like a huge male line emerging out of its mountain cave , with great anger.
2940 . That Soorpanakha , who was like the cruel fire produced ,
By the rubbing of Bamboo plants touching the sky , getting ,
Ready to completely destroy the clan of her birth,
Pointed out Rama who came out of the hut and told ,
“This one who is ready for war, is the valorous hero
Who has enmity with us and he is called Rama..”
2941.That victorious Rakshasa warrior Khara who had mountain like shoulders,
And who was standing with enmity on a golden chariot which was shining ,
And making even the sun god depressed , saw Rama and looking at his soldiers,
Told that “I would myself fight this great war alone, destroy
The power of this man and would wear the garland of victory today.”
2942.Khara further told “If people say “He is only one man and for the powerful army,
Of Rakshasas which is very powerful , there is no place to stand in this forest ,
.It is surprising”, What would be the use of victory that we will get,
And so all of you stand watching and I would alone,
Make this man who sis our flesh food and drink his soul.”
2943.One very leared Asura called Akampana after hearing these words told.
“Oh sir , who has the greatest valour among those having very great valour ,
It is great to be harsh and cruel in a battle ,but I am seeing many ill omens here,”
And then he started describing them in detail.
2944.”Oh valorous one , After the booming of clouds there is rain of blood,
The Sun is surrounded by a circle , the crowd of crows after fighting ,
Sitting on your flag are falling down and rolling in the ground” think about them.
2945.”Flies are circling the wounds made by the swords , the left eyes,
And shoulders of your soldiers are twitching ,
The horses of the great army chiefs are sleeping and falling down .
Dogs join with the foxes and are making peculiar sound.”
2946. “The female elephants are letting out water of rut and in case,
Oh huge male elephants , their huge tusks are breaking and falling down,
The earth is trembling and shaking , Thunders are falling from the sky ,
The great directions are catching fire and burning and the garlands,
Worn over the head of Rakshasas are having the bad smell of rotten flesh.”
2947.”Since such ill omens are happening judging him as a weak man is not proper ,
OH lord who knows justice , even if you can take all the efforts for a war,
He does not seem to be one who can be defeated easily .
Oh Lord with the victory garland ,please pardon my words, “Said Akampana.
2948.As soon as he heard these words, Khara laughed making all ,
The world shake and said, “My shoulders which like mortar ,
Have made the devas in to a paste and which are shaking ,
Are now very happy demanding me to fight the war,
Would we submit to a man? Our valour seems to be good.”
2949.As soon as this was told , like many angry elephants encircling a lion,
Which had pure lustrous mane , that Rakshasa army encircled the son,
Of the king of kings and that crowd of very angry Raksasas,
Throwing very many types of weapons surrounded Rama with sound like thunder.
2950.When the Rakshasa army encircled him like that , the huge bow,
In the hands of Rama started bending and let us now tell,
About the war that happened at that time and also its result
Due to the arrows of Rama making hole in to them the swiftly moving,
Horses fell down and rolled and the elephants with red dots in their face ,
Suffered and fell down like huge mountains , as if thunder has struck them.
2951. The spears were broken , the lustrous axe were cut in to pieces,
The swords were uprooted , The Iron rod weapons were broke,
Bindi palas were broken , arrows were broken , the spears ,
Which had the mouth that split were broken and bows and Opalla arrows were broken.
2952.The heroic anklets were broken in to pieces , Along with arms ,
The huge iron rods were broken , the legs of elephants in rut were cut off ,
The flags as well as axils of huge chariots were cut ,
Horses were cut in to pieces , the heads of animals were cut ,
The Pestles along with huge iron rods were also broken.
2953.The cruel arrows that were sent by Rama went through ,
The horses and the seatsWhen Rama , the black elephants in rut and speedily ,
Went towards all directions . The stream like blood,
Was standing here and there, The chests of several asuras ,
Were broken and their head also was cut off.
2954. When Rama , who was born in the clan of Raghu sent rows of arrows
Like one , ten , hundred , thousand and crore and innumerable numbers
Which killed his enemies and pierced the heads of many mountains,
The heaps of corpses of those Rakshasas were lying in several rows.
2955. When the branches of black luxurious trees caught fire,
Due to the burning of that fire , the bodies without heads ,
Being heated , with blood flowing on them twitched and shook.
And those sharp arrows of Rama after cutting the Rakshasas,
Which went speedily on to the sky , not being satisfied,
With cutting the bodies are going to kill their souls in the heavens.
2956. The cruel arrows of Rama which were like the long eyes of ladies,
Caused scare to the Rakshasas cut off their hands , holding the sword ,
Cut off their neck , broke open their bodies wearing armour ,
Cut off their legs and made their red heads scatter ,
And went away to see the boundaries of different directions.
2957.Those arrows of Rama showering constantly were like rain,
Cut off the mountain like bodies of Asuras and heaped them,
And they looked like big banks of lakes and rivers,
And filled those rest of the areas with blood ,
And this made the look of the forests very much different.
2958.Then the blood rose giving rise to waves and looked ,
Like a ocean of blood and in that sea the cut heads ,
Of the Asuras floated , big flesh pieces floated,
Elephants with trunks floated , The horses ,
Which jumped floated , The big bows floated ,
And the chariots along with the flags floated.
2959. At that time some very strong Rakshasas,
Looking at this, with fire coming of their eyes,
Looking at this, with fire coming of their eyes,
After greatly shouting , like a huge mountain,
Surrounded by clouds showering white rain drops,
Threw at Rama cruel long arrows , and also ,
Several powerful weapons which are capable of cutting the enemy.
2960.Rama using his arrows cut off all the weapons that were,
Showered on him by the Rakshasas and made them scatter in all directions,
And cut off several heads of Rakshasas , made them in to a mountain heap,
And made the earth twitch due to great load and filled up the forest.
2961.At that time the bodies without head danced , the dead elephants,
Got drowned in that stream of hot and red blood , huge ghosts ,
Due to great anger ate the bodies of Rakshasas with great fat content ,
And the heavens also not able to bear the load , twitched its body.
2962. Looking at Rama who is an expert archer and who was like the Sun God,
Who shined and broke open and removed several thousand darknesses
Very many Rakshasas got very angry and stared at him sharply,
And like the lustrous spear , Similar to the huge clouds causing ,
Rain of stones at the time of final deluge attacked him,
By sending various types of arrows continuously.
2963. That Rama who was holding the bow killed the Rakshasas who came in groups,
Those who came separately , who came with enmity and with very great anger ,
And who ran away from war and came gain to fight after identifying those ,
Who threw at him a particular weapon, after identifying those who shot him with arrows,
After identifying those who intended to shoot a particular weapon and
After identifying those who dared to attack him , by using his very sharp arrows.
2965. The heads that were cut and pushed by Rama were those ,
Wearing ear globes and some of them reached the place of clouds,
Some reached the boundary of the oceans , some went and reached,
The stars surrounding the moon , some went and reached the cruel forests,
Some went and reached the mountains and some reached the elephants of the eight directions.
2966.Rama’s arrows which pierced the body of the very strong Rakshasas , from whom,
Blood was flowing like river from their wounds and who thought that ,
Their strong chests were much more powerful than the Meru mountain,
Exited from their body and some fell on the earth , some on the top of mountains,
Some went above the clouds , some went to the sky where moon was there ,
And some went below the huge and tumultuous oceans.
2967.Some Rakshasas wearing flower garland and had eyes which emit sparks of fire ,
Some were sending powerful , sharp and cruel weapons at Rama and
All those Rakshasas died due to the rain of arrows that Rama sent ,
And the bodies of those who died like that went and joined the ocean,
And they got the deva body which cannot be destroyed and those ,
Beings who move at night happily shouted that “Rakshasas have been destroyed.”
2968.With the livers of those dead Rakshasas looking like lotus flowers ,
The destroyed chariots becoming sand dunes ,
The crowd of floating dead elephants becoming the crowd of crocodiles ,
Their thick intestines becoming the lotus leaves,
There were several lakes of blood there and in which the ghosts took bath.
2969. When those fatal arrows like torrential rain hit them,
Some people shouted for help , some fell down greatly tired,
Some of them died , some ran away for a very long distance ,
Some greatly sorrowed , some took deep breath ,
Some rolled on the ground , some were caught in the slushy mud ,
Of the lakes of blood , Some fell on earth and died and some broke down.
2970. Those fourteen Rakshasa chiefs who were as cruel as the poison ,
That emerged when the milk ocean when it was churned
Made fun of those who retreated and ran away before their eyes,
And rode in chariots with very strong wheels , were armed with sword and spear ,
Were surrounded by an army which was like ocean ,
And were also having a very huge bow and together reached place of Rama.
2971. They like the Rakshasas of Tripura who once surrounded Lord Shiva
Who held a a bow like Meru mountain, in the sky , surrounded Rama,
Without bothering about him and the fire of anger from their body,
Coming out through their eyes, and attacked him with anger ,
And surrounded the great archer Rama and waged a war at him.
2972. At that time many Rakshasas who had crescent shaped long ,
Protruding teeth sent Arrows against Rama , Many threw spears at him,
Some hit him with axes, some hit him with round metallic staff,
Many beat him with weapons , many fought and neared him ,
Some of them uprooted mountains and rained them on him.
Some threw fire on him, some shouted bad words at him
Some chastised and shouted at him and surrounded him like mountain.
2973.From the killing arrows that emanated from the bow of Rama ,
The beasts that were attached to all their chariots died and reached the earth,
The huge elephants which were in rut were all given in sacrifice,
The head of horses with jingling bells did not fit on their body,
And thus those Rakshasas lost all their accompaniments ,
And because of that lost their confidence and shivered for their life.
2974.The rain of arrows pierced the bodies of that cruel Asuras who had fainted,
And the blood that flowed from their wounds were like river and hid the earth,
The crowd of Devas who had assembled in the sky closed their eyes,
And the emissaries of God of death came speedily like storm and took away soul of Asuras.
2975. On the mountain cave like mouth of the mad Rakshasas,
Who like to fight war and are the reason for ghosts coming together,
Several dogs climbed inside , also many jackals came and climbed on their head,
And those Rakshasas who were like fire , who were like huge male lions ,
And who were like thunder appearing on clouds came and crowded there ,
And they were killed by the sharp , fire spitting arrows of Rama and reached heaven.
2976.The heads of Asuras were broken ,their eyes which spit fire were torn down,
The elephants which were tied broke in to pieces like mountains on earth,
The arrows of Rama which were like rain from clouds scattered and fell everywhere,
And in all those places they spit fire like the fire place of black smith and many asuras died.
2977.All others other than those great fourteen army chiefs , their chariots
And big war weapons that they carried , who were very angry and neared Rama,
Were killed by the arrows of Valorous Rama and drowned ,
In the evil smelling cruel sea of blood and died.
2978.Those fourteen chiefs looked all around and were not able to see,
Even a single soldier in the great army that came surrounding them,
With their head attached to their body , and crashed their teeth ,
And with great anger , came in speedy chariots and surrounded Rama.
2979.Rama cut those fourteen chariots which came near him,
And surrounded him within the time of battling of the eyes,
By his arrows and destroyed them and having lost their .
Wheels , horses and driver they resembled,
The mountains which were thrown by terrible cyclone.
2980.Once their chariots were destroyed those fourteen chiefs,
Got down making the earth split and they who had huge bows ,
Did not retire and with eyes giving out sparks of fire ,
They sent arrows resembling thunder continuously .
2981.Rama then destroyed all those destructive arrows .
By his own arrows and then Rama cut in to pieces ,
The bows of those fourteen chiefs by using fourteen arrows,
And completely destroyed their power to fight in the war.
2982.Since all those chiefs had lost their bows , with great anger,
They uprooted mountains made of stones and rose up ,
In the sky carrying them and threw those mountains,
At Rama with sparks of fire flying everywhere.
2983.That very knowledgeable Rama who had mastered all arts ,
Took fourteen arrows which had the shape of leaves and ,
Using his bow which did the job of killing , sent them,
After arching his eye brows and those mountains,
AS well their heads became in to pieces and fell on earth.
2984, AS soon as those army chiefs who were the best among the army died,
All other Rakshasas came waving their various weapons and with fire like eyes ,
Reached in front of Rama and spread all over the sky,
And all the directions and hid themselves and devas were scared seeing this.
2985,The strong big elephants , like the huge war drums, shouted loudly,
All the big strong bows with newly attached strings twanged,
The conches and horses ,made great sound and the roar ,
Of those Rakshasas which resembled the thunder boomed.
2986.Those weapons that were thrown by the Rakshasas covered the sky ,
And expecting that they would be cut by the arrows of Rama in to pieces,
And fall down upon them, the greatly scared devas ran away from there,
All other worlds tottered and lost their spirit and the elephants ,
Which were carrying the world like pillars , closed their eyes due to fear.
2987. That chief of that great army was having measureless power ,
Wore golden crown on all his three heads and was an expert,
In causing a rain of very sharp arrows from his great bow,
And had the form of the trident Of Lord Shiva with three eyes.
2988.Then that one called Trisiras standing in their middle,
Surrounded by an army which resembled the sea at deluge,
Which were producing great tumultuous roars ,
Came to fight with Rama , who did not have any comparison,
Standing alone and holding a bow and appeared .
Like a bright lamp in the middle of that pitch darkness.
2989 Trisiras was standing with a big shining sword,
He had a voice like thunder , wore a very huge armour ,
Had very cruel eyes and to oppose his very great Army,
Rama stood alone surrounded by the army of his arrows.
2990. Due to arrows of Rama , the legs of Rakshasas were cut in the middle,
Their head was cut off , their shoulders were cut off ,
Their thighs were cut off , several swords were broken,
Several axe weapons were broken , their power reduced and their umbrellas were cut.
2991.The flags of chariots were cut off . the kodinji (a part of chariot) was broken ,
The groups of horses were killed , big chariots fell on the ground,
The huge big sized elephants in rut fell like mountains, hit by thunder
Falling on their head, fell down and rolled on the earth.
2992.The valorous Rakshasas who did not realize that their head ,
Has been cut were trying to send arrows from bows expected to give victory,
And those whose head has not been cut were throwing weapons ,
Just like the torrential rain falling from the sky.
2993. The bodies without heads holding the shield in their long hands .
Who have the form similar to the mountain , wearing an armour made of gold,
Were shivering and twitching and moving about , making the dancing girls ,
Of heaven who were wearing sandals by imitating several type of dance forms.
2994.In the rivers of blood that were flowing the umbrellas were floating ,
Giving the appearance of foam, the bodies of dead elephants became the walls for these rivers,
The headless bodies became deep whorls , in the cool watering places ,
Very many types of jewels were brought by this river and they dashed the sea.
2995.Due to being hit and being killed by the cruel and powerful arrows of Rama ,
Some asuras who had great strength and had bent long upper teeth protruding out,
Went to heaven were able to see the dance with their handicaps of ,
Dancing girls of heaven with long tresses which are visited by honeybees.
2996. Some asuras after being killed in the war and after joining the deva group.
Along with deva maidens who were wearing great bangles saw ,
Their shoulders which were cut off by arrows of Rama being dragged,
By ghosts on one side and by the dogs which never leave anything
Caught by their mouth on the other side and with joy laughed.
2997.Some Asuras whose chest has been split by the chosen arrows of Rama ,
With their bad and good Karmas disappearing reached the heavens, thought
“The army of those Asuras was very long and Rama was fighting alone “ and were scared
2998.The scene of the arrows of Rama who had hands which were similar,
To the tusk of the male elephant , cutting and uprooting the crowd of cruel Rakshasas,
Was similar to, a deceiver who was not cultured telling false witness of cruel words.
2999. Like a wasp with pretty wings , converting to its looks ,
Those worms which came seeking protection with it,
The charitable Rama surrounded the asuras who were full of cheating,
And with his best arrows , he made them all devas.
3000. Some of those Rakshasas who were doing war of illusion thought.
“Let us go and meet Ravana who carries a spear and wears a garland,
“Let us go and meet Ravana who carries a spear and wears a garland,
That one strong human being who is a great man ,
Has killed very many Rakshasas only by his strength,
And let us carry some dead bodies of Rakshasas from this sea of blood to Lanka.”
3001.Thinking that due to Rama’a arrows have rounded up and split them,
And killed the huge army that was surrounding him and when they ,
Fell on earth and rolled , The army chief called Trisiras got very angry ,
And without any delay , drove his chariot drowned in to the sky.
3002.That Trisiras who stopped his chariot in front of Rama ,
Who was a the model of truth for every one and son of Dasaratha.
Who never at any time slipped away from Dharma sent ,
Thunder like arrows at him just like non stop rain ,
And hid the form of Rama by covering him.
3003.Rama then sent cruel arrows and cut off all the arrows sent,
And with fourteen great looking arrows destroyed his chariot ,
Killed his cruel charioteer and changed the path of war.
3004.Not only that at the same time, making the devas shout with joy ,
Using golden arrows which had a very sharp tip , he cut off .
Two out of the three heads wearing golden crown of Trisiras
Who is a very cruel Rakshasa who committed great sins.
3005.That Rakshasa whose chariot was destroyed and his name
Trisiras(three headed ) no more suitable, not loosing his valour,
From the bow that could send arrows of smaller length ,
Standing on the sly made a rain of arrows fall on Rama.
3006.The Rama due to his great anger bent his eye brows on the forehead.
Along with hs bow which was like dark rain bearing clouds,
Continued the war without letting off and nearing his enemy .
Like the wind entering in between clouds and scattering it ,
Cut the bow of Trisiras with his very indomitable bow.
3007Though he had lost his bow , he did not loose the luster ,
Of his face that stares , he did not loose his cruel anger ,
He did not loose his words that were like thunder,
He did not loose the strength of his shoulders ,
He did not stop the stones that he was showering on Rama ,
And he did not stop his turning like wind fan.
3008.When Trisiras was standing alone and was fighting the cruel war ,
Like two hundred people due to his magical powers , Rama cut off his two feet .
Using two ferocious thick arrows and with another two arrows cut off his shoulders.
3009.After his legs and hands were cut off , opening his mouth ,
Like a mountain cave which was giving a smell of flesh,
And showing his teeth , when he was coming to Swallow Rama,
Rama looked at hm mercifully and using a long victorious arrow .
He cut off the one more head that was remaining.
3010,When those peaks of the mountain called Trisiras fell on the earth,
In spite of the Army chief Dhooshana trying to stop them,
Not stopping other Rakshasas who were having sword with luster of Sun,
Holding in their hands the big shields , started running away .,
Through the blood wearing the fat livers of the dead ones.
3011.Seeing the legs of running Rakshasas getting entangled in Livers lying on battle field,
The devas standing as a crowd in the sky clapped their hands in teasing at those Rakshasas,
Some other Rakshasas ran swiftly on the earth carried by the serpent head making holes on the earth
Some slipped on the fat ejected from the bodies of Rakshasas and
Went deeply in to that slush and some while running away to save their lives,
Slipped and fell down on the corpses which were like hill lying on that battle field.
3012. Some others who were running away being cut in their feet ,
By the swords and spears lying about became extremely run down ,
Some others while trying to jump over the river of blood ,
Fell in to it and got drowned and others try to swim ,
In that blood and reaching somewhere became helpless to stand there.
3013.Some others who ran speedily entered in to the big holes ,
Created by arrows of Rama in the stomach of very huge elephants,
Along with their swords and seeing there the bodies without necks,
Said, “Oh friend , you would say that you have not seen us “
And later lifted their hands over their heads and saluted that incomplete body.
3014.Some others without realizing that their own sword which had fallen down,
Was cutting their feet by encircling them , assuming that Arrows of Rama were cutting them,
Became scared and fell dead there itself due to fear coming there taking a single form,
And some of them seeing that chest of all Asuras lying there was filled ,
With only arrows sent by Rama , did not proceed in that path.
3015. Looking at those Asuras who were running away losing their maleness ,
And who were not trying to do any further methods of Survival, Dhooshana ,
Who was riding on a chariot to which speedily jumping and running horses were attached Exhorted, “Do not get scared , I have something to tell you in this place”
3016.”Those men who are dilapidated and ladies who wear bangles,
Who manage to live with the fear in their mind that they would get a bad name ,
Would never get scared for only courage of the mind is the only armour ,
That can protect your soul in war for, how can the characteristic of fear ,
And how can fear provide protection to our life?”
3017. “Oh perplexed Rakshasas , in the war with Devendra who holds a sharp spear,
And those Trinity who never can die , where you fought with them in front,
How many Rakshasas ran scared ?Did you learn to run away showing your back,
From those devas who in earlier days used to get scared by us?”
3018”,Here just before a single human being so many of you who are valorous ,
Are running away showing your back and along with the sword in your hand ,
You are trying to go back to your places and would you go there and hug,
Your wives who had passionate eyes with their breasts pressing you?”
3019.”The eyes which turned very red in the war due to your great anger ,
Has now turned pale and is white like milk and would you show ,
The wounds in your back caused by tree branches , while you,
Are running through harsh forests to your wives or show,
The wounds caused by arrows on your broad chests?”
3020.”This man who has enmity towards us , fighting a very harsh battle , with great ability ,
Is perhaps not there to all devas but having seen the nose being cut off,
Of the sister of our great lord Ravana who has the strength which makes it,
Impossible for others to fight with him and added to the fact that,
You are running away showing your back to the enemy,
Would bring such a bad name to our Lord , Is there a worse act than this?”
3021.”Oh Rakshasas who have adopted life of war with emotion ,
Who due to their valour the swords from the hands of devas in war,
And are holding them, , after leaving this life would you become ,
Businessmen who see gems like pearls or are you going to use ,
Your sharp spear and strong sword as ploughs and cultivate?
Please tell me how you are going to live further ?”
3022.Then he further told them “You please wait here for sometime,
And watch the strength of my great bow and after that,
He along with his army which was similar to the ocean with waves ,
Went and fought with Rama and seeing its ferociousness ,
Even Devas were greatly perplexed and startled and Rama,
Told him “Protect your army “ and walked against him.
3023.By the arrows of Rama , the war weapons carried by elephants,
Were cut off including their trunks and very highly showing up tusks,
The chariots which travel like wind along with KOdinji and collection of flags ,
Were cut off and the neck of horses were cut like red paddy with awns.
3004.The cruel arrows sent by Rama speedily went in search of places ,
Where still life was remaining and because the waist belt and armour ,
Of the Rakshasas got untied , those weapons speedily entered in side them,
And the blood from their body flowed like mountain streams,
And these arrows pierced the shield held by them as well as their body.
3025.The arrow called Gangabadra which was chosen with care by Rama,
Went inside the body of the Rakshasas and pressed their chest
And the crescent arrows which did not enter their body , cut the head of some of them,
And some of the cruel arrows sent by Rama went inside their chests,
Through the armour that they were wearing and some,
Other arrows went and made the chest of those cruel Rakshasas in to pieces.
3026.When all the cruel arrows which were sent by Dhooshana were cut off,
When the various weapons thrown by Asuras near him were destroyed,
Rama who was interested in fighting the war ,dried up the sea ,
Of tumultuous assembled Asuras who were all matchlessly valorous strong
3027.Seeing that the Devas shouted with great joy and the great rivers of blood,
Dragged the trees and mountains that need to be destroyed and the arrows ,
Sent by Rama went to al directions filled up those directions ,
And made fall all the angry asuras who were there and rolled them on the earth.
3028. All those Asuras who had wanted to fight were standing there were killed,
The God of death taking away their sweet souls , which emerged out .
Continuously became tired and worn out. What is there to tell about ,
Those ghosts which went on eating and filling up their useless belly with the slushy mud created ,
By the continuous flow of blood and fat from the mountain heap of dead Rakshasas?
3029. Then Dhooshana seeing the elephants, chariots, the angry Rakshasas with
Golden crown on their heads , their trunk , the bodies of army chieftains ,
Belonging to his clan holding several shining weapons , their white fat which had come out,
Heaped like mountains drove speedily his chariot which was creating great sound ,
Over that mountain and developed a great sense of anger.
3030. The mountains of the heaps of bodies of Asuras placed one over another ,
Was innumerable and so the very speedily travelling chariot of Dhooshana,
Though it was like a fan when it went in to a depression in the forest of corpses ,
Climbed up in elevations , and what can we say about problem created by it?
3031.Drawn by twenty five horses whose manes have been trimmed in a pretty manner,
Travelling in the matchless chariot which had rolling wheels .
He reached with great difficulty before Rama , who was like the moon
Which removes the darkness at night ,
In front of his clear long arrows , like the soul reaching before Yama .
3032.Rama after seeing the chariot before him and Dhooshana sitting in it,
Like a mountain holding a bow, thought, Your determination appears good”
And saw him with little mercy and at that time,
That cruel one kept three arrows on his bow and sent them.
3033. Along with the eight elephants which separately lift the earth,
From the different directions which are formed like circles over circles,
The Adhi Sesha and Adhi Varaha are the two who lift the earth,
And Rama had sent back his sandals which were representative ,
Of Adhisesha to rule the earth and those three arrows,
Making the devas scared , hit on the heroic plate worn by Rama on his forehead,
Which was like the ornamental Metallic plate worn by elephants,
3034.Rama with a lustrous smile thinking that the time , aim and strength ,
Of that arrow was good , searched for very cruel arrows and sent them,
With great speed destroyed the speedily going chariot of that asura chief,
Cut the cruel bow that he was holding and also destroyed his armour by splitting it.
3035. With the devas making great sound of joy and saints standing on all sides ,
And without stopping went on telling the messages of greetings ,
And entire thing looking like the huge uproar of the black ocean ,
And then Rama told “If you are strong stop this arrow and save yourselves”,
And then sent an arrow and that Dhooshana lost his horrible head with tusks.
3036.Then the victorious Khara who had tusks firmly on his face , who was like,
An elephant expert in killing and Who held in his hands powerful and cruel weapons
Seeing that the head of his younger brother was cut by the arrow of Rama,
And also having seen that arrows of the son of Dasaratha cut off his army , became furious.
3037. That very angry Khara , making even God of death scared came along with his Rakshasa army,
With elephants , big horses and chariots and spread all of them in different directions,
And like the crowd of clouds surrounding the moon , Surrounded Rama ,
Who was like an elephant in rut and was holding a huge strong bow.
3038. The Rakshasas who were engaged in cruel craft who were in unlimited number,
Drove elephants in rut , chariots and horses in large number tearing the hood of adhi Sesha ,
And got engaged in doing different types of war fare
And the cultured Rama speedily hit them with cruel arrows.
3039. Due to his arrows , the elephants with rut shivered and fell down,
The chariots drawn by horses, jumped up and down and fell down,
Many of the heads wearing golden crowns dropped down with a shiver.
The shoulders of Rakshasas wearing an armlet called Thodi twitched.
Their small intestines twitched , their skin attached to their flesh twitched,
Their both legs twitched and their left shoulders also twitched.
3040.Rama with the forest of arrows which were pretty and .
Strong forest of killing , destroyed , the forest of sword bearing soldiers ,
The forest of bow bearing soldiers and the forest of soldiers with,
Strong soldiers which surrounded the army of forest of Rakshasas.
3041. When the chosen arrow of Rama who was the personification of Dharma ,
Went through the stars , speedily pierced the Meru mountain,
Went through the sky and went piercing the earth and is it necessary ,
For us to mention that it went through soldiers bearing swords and killed them.
3042.When Rama selected with thought the arrows and sent them ,
For destroying the Asuras along with their groups , like the wealth,
Usurped by the strong after causing trouble to the weak,
Which would destroy the strong ones, they quickly proceeded and killed them.
3043. The Cruel hero Khara who was wearing the anklet of heroes,
Seeing that all Asuras are getting destroyed and Khara was standing
In the huge blood and fat collection like Mandhara mountain in the sea.
3044.That Khara within whose mind the fire of anger was burning,
With his red eyes throwing out sparks of fire ,
With his huge bow throwing out arrows, with crows and hawks,
Coming near the rising sea of blood came like,
A speedy ship travelling on the sea in his chariot.
3045, Even before Khara became ferocious like the fire
At the final deluge , who was incomparable in cruelty and enmity ,
Approached Rama who had broken the bow of Lord Shiva .
Who had a neck like black gem , searched ,
For cruel arrows and kept them ready.
3046.The chief of Rakshasas sent sharp arrows with cruel mouth
With a form like burning fire and with the speed of wind on Rama.
And Rama by sending thousand arrows with form of fire , which had speed of wind ,
And which had sharp tips , cut off all those arrows.
3047.Rama, the lord of the seven worlds ,then sent nine arrows ,
Which were fiercer than the fire at the time of deluge ,
And which went flying and that Khara who had a round bow ,
Taking nine lustrous arrows against them and cut them off.
3048.That Khara diue to the power his learning then started,
Indulging in magical war which was cheating and by using his arrows,
He completely blocked the vision of Rama and seeing that ,
The devas trembled and ran away and hid themselves and ,
That valorous Rama became greatly enraged by biting his lips with his white teeth.
3049.Deciding in his mind, that with one of my arrows , I will kill him,
Rama took an arrow , kept it on his bow , bent his high shoulders,
And pulled the string of the bow and at that time the strong bow ,
That he was holding broke making a sound like thunder of the white sky.
3050.The devas who were praising the victory of Rama at that time ,
Seeing that the bow held by Rama had broken became scared and sad,
And since Rama did not have another bow with him , they,
Felt as if they have lost all their strength anfd got scared.
3051. AS soon as the bow of Rama broke , that son of the king of kings,
Understanding his bow has broken down and realizing that he was alone ,
As per the practice of old was , extended his arm to his back.
3052.Varuna who was seeing the war from the sky seeing that Rama,
Has extended his hands and understanding the thought of that Lord,
At that time taking out the Vishnu bow which he had taken,
AS a right from Parasurama , because he was using an axe , gave it,
In to the long hands of the Lord of Devas, Rama.
3053.Rama who had the colour of clouds enriched with water took ,
The bow given by Varuna , when he bent it by his strength,
And held it on his left hand , the left eyes and Shoulders of all asuras twitched.
3054, Within the time for battling the eye , Rama held that bow , bent it,
Making even the god of death scared and tied the string and using ,
One hundred arrows broke in to dust the pretty chariot,
With huge wheels on which that Rakshasa came for fighting.
3055.And that Rakshasa who lost that strong chariot with big wheels,
Making great sound climbed up in to the sky , and rained ,
All his arrows on the Mandhara mountain like Shoulders of Rama ,
Who was holding the pretty matchless bow.
3056.Rama the son of Dasaratha who prevented those arrows falling on him,
Took from the quiver which was tied on him took some hot and red arrows ,
And with one arrow cut the right hand and a shoulder of Khara and,
Made them both fall on the earth below.
3057. When his right hand fell down he took a heroic pestle ,
On his left hand and like the thunder that is formed in the sky,
Threw it on Rama and Rama who was born before Lakshmana ,
With an arrow which had cruel luster made it not fall on him.
3058. Like the sepent hissing after it had lost its white teeth,
With poison , he uprooted a Maramara and came near Rama,
And at that time Rama shot a separate arrow on him.
3059.Due to his having received boons , due to his knowing magic,
And due to his being very strong And due to his tormenting ,
All the beings of the seven worlds , it appeared as if ,
He had lost his right hand and similarly Rama cut away the neck of Khara.
3060, Devas with glee stood up and shouted with joy ,
And singing and dancing rained the holy Karpaga flowers on Rama.
And that pure Rama looked like God Sun who has removed the mist.
3061. With sages after sages coming and joining and surrounding him,
That Rama of sweet thoughts went to the place of Sita ,
Who was like a body without soul as Rama was her soul ,
Had gone away to fight the terrible battle with the Rakshasas.
3062.That heroic elder brother was received by Lakshmana ,
And Sita and they with their tears removed the dust ,
And blood of those Rakshasas who had gone to heaven, from the feet of Rama
3063.Within a muhurtha(about one hour) that huge blood flow ,
Had reached the end of directions and With devas loudly ,
Praying him like a roar of the ocean having stitched waves,
Rama stayed with sweetness.
3064. The story is stopped here and now we will tell ,
Other happenings. The sister of Ravana almost ,
Split her belly by beating it with her hands,
And she hugged her black brother Khara and rolled,
In the warm blood that was mixed with water.
3065 I nurtured the love towards Rama in my mind ,
And that wrong desire would have ended up with loss of my nose ,
But I did not stop there and the cruel me has ,
Also put an end to your life as well as life span of Khara,
And wailing like this she went away from there.
3066. Soorpanakha with a aim of bringing out the complete destruction
Along with their clan of all asuras, who hold a spear and wear a garland of victory,
Very much like the huge cyclone which leads beings of the world die ,
Travelled with great speed and reached the great town of Lanka.