9. Pancha Senapathikal vadhai padalam
Chapter on killing of the five commanders of the army.
(Five commanders of Ravana who were very valorous taking permission of Ravana with a huge army go to fight with Hanuman. All of them including their huge army is killed by Hanuman.
IN Valmiki Ramayana after the death of Jambumali seven sons of ministers go to war with Hanuman and are killed. This is not there in the Kamba Ramayanam. Also in Valmiki Ramayana Ravana advises his five commanders to be careful while fighting with Hanuman and sent by Ravana but in Kamba Ramayana they tell Ravana that they will go and fight.)
5601. Those commanders looked at Ravana and told , “Oh very strong one
If you go to fight a war with a monkey that eats a spider , then the water of rut,
Which had completely dried from the eight elephants of direction,
Similar to the the water of the streams of the huge mountains getting dried
Due to heat of sun in summer , by Seeing the fire that rose from your eyes ,
Which weakened them , would regain their strength , is it not?”
5602”.If you go to war with that silly monkey which is like the extremely angry ,
Garuda with very pretty wings and with very great strength going to war,
With a crane due to anger , and then the Kailasa mountain ,
Which shivers day and night thinking about the power of your great shoulders,
Wearing moving garland , Would lose its great sorrow.”
5603. “What benefit would you get by your going to war with a mere monkey?
They say that those who are about to lose their strength are those ,
Who do not foresee about what would happen and also those ,
Who do not bother to hear about it , if told by somebody else.
For the valour of a person what other worse thing can result?
If you go to war with a monkey , even the trinity ,
Who have stopped opposing you in war would smile.”
5604. “Oh king , apart from this , it would seem you do not have proper assistants.
Earlier you had send people who were not strong and those who can never get victory?
If you want to see a good act now , You would desire to send us for the war,”
Saying this those commanders saluted him and Ravana agreed to their proposal.
5605. Those five commanders who were similar to the leaders of the three worlds,
Saluted Ravana by falling on earth so that their Tilak touched the earth ,
And then they came out of the palace and ordered that chariots ,
Which are not easily damaged , horses, elephants and Asura soldiers,
Who can fight closely should assemble there with great speed.
5606. Those who were announcers who beat the drum climbed on the elephant ,
And beat the drum and a huge Asura army started spreading like a sea with foam,
On all directions , and like the cloud which rains without break , war drums were beaten.
And like the rainbow appearing in the sky , the weapons for the army came near.
5607. The huge white flags of the Rakshasa army which had masts which pierce the clouds,
And which were as white as the waves of the river Ganges in the sky,
Similar to the fame of enemies of Hanuman , who had reached ,
Heaven due to the great anger of Hanuman , waved in the wind.
5608.Those Rakshasa warriors tied heroic anklets made of gold on their ankles ,
Tied quivers filled with arrows on their backs and also,
Wore armours in a proper manner, The horses were got ready,
With proper seats, Chariots were got ready and elephants were decorated.
5609.The water of rut flowing from the elephants gave rise to rivers,
The wheels of the chariots ran and were coated with slush of mud,
And that slush was turned in to dust by the hoofs of the horses,
And the foam flowing out the mouth of those horses with rein split differently.
5610.The sound produced by the speeding chariots , the neighing sound ,
Of the horses , the trumpeting sound of cruel elephants ,
The sound produced by the heroic anklets and the sound of musical instruments,
Were producing three times more sound than the tumultuous sea .
5611.The number of chariots with wheels was fifty thousand ,
The number of elephants with ornamental masks was also the same ,
The number of horses that run like wind at the time of final deluge ,
Was double that number, The number of foot soldiers who had big ,
Shoulders and best weapons was double that of number of horses.
5612.Whenever the commanders summoned and called , the density,
Of that cruel army increased and due to being no place for them,
To move about and when the weapons that were sharpened in the smithy ,
Which had cruel luster , rubbed against each other the sparks of fire ,
That was raised from them went up to burn the collection of clouds.
5613.The pretty bells that were hanging on both sides on the great,
Beautified elephants raised huge sound , similar to the thunder ,
Of the clouds , the crowd of their eye balls shined like fire ,
And the crowd of cool , gems worn over their cheeks ,
Were similar to the full moon coming out of the clouds.
5614.The ladies who had black curled hair and the people ,
Who had worn bangles on their hands , their mothers,
AS well as relations of those soldiers who had assembled there,
Were trying to stop the soldiers from going to the war , told
“That no one who had gone to the war with that monkey ever returned,
And if you want to give your souls to that monkey , let all of us go together.”
And later cried , wailed and became sad.
5615. Those five commanders looking as if the five elements have joined together,
Joined in the middle of the pretty ocean of army that was spread on all sides ,
And they proceeded speedily in a well made pretty chariot like Sun God,
And were comparable to Narasimha who had two types of bodies.
5616.They went preceded by the sound of various musical instruments .
They went creating sparks of fire again and again and they would twang .
Their curved bow with arrows making sound like thunder ,
They were stronger than Devas and Sages who taught the art of war ,
To the suitable people and were like the union of
Five sense organs which were enemies to the soul.
5617. The victory giving Vajrayudha of Indra, Varuna’s weapon of rope,
The dandayudha with tip of fire belonging to Yama , the lord of faultless south,
The matchless big trident of Lord Shiva and other such great weapons ,
Would not able to even make a scar of needle on their big shoulders.
5618. They had tied a mark of valour on their foreheads ,
Which was made by tying in frequent intervals,
The feather of peacock belonging to Lord Subramanya the killer of Soora Padma.
And the feather of swan which is the steed of Lord Brahma, who created the world.
5619.They wore pretty ear ornaments cutting the tusk of those elephants of directions ,
Whose tusks were broken with a fight with Ravana , whose shoulders,
Were decorated with golden ornaments and were wearing mask of victory ,
Which was made by the lightning like masks worn by those ,
Eight elephants of direction which were great and proud.
5620.They wore ornaments of gold which was brought in loads ,
When they attacked the long city of Alakapuri which belonged to Khubera ,
Who was blessed with great wealth , and stole all his wealth ,
When Khubera showing his back ran away thinking that it is his fate.
5621.When Devendra was defeated by Ravana and having lost him when he was going back,
On his very strong elephant called Iravatha with great speed , they all,
Hung catching hold of the tail of the elephant and told Indra,
“If you are strong enough go forward with your elephant” and prevented him from going.
5622.When the God of death as per orders of the first Brahmin(Brahma),
Weighed the Karma of beings and as per the fate manage their life,
And when he was feeling that city of Lanka came under his purview ,
Making the black Ravana angry , to remove the anger of Ravana,
These commanders tied the hands and leg of Yama and put him in prison.
5623. They were having broad chests which made fun of the mountains ,
They had long shoulders which teased the tides of huge ocean,
They were killers who were much greater than god of death himself,
Their eyes spit red fire making fun of the bellows of black smiths.
5624. When the deluge comes near for the sake of encircling the world ,
When the fire at time of deluge which makes great sound burns,
When the sound from the places of the elephant of direction goes up,
When the wind of deluge rises up and blows or when the ,
Great oceans join together and rises , they would not bother due to their strength.
5625,Like this when those five commanders along with a rising army.
With great strength encircled that arched gate and ,
And divided their army in to formations standing round that gate ,
Hanuman saw their preparedness for battle clearly.
5626.Indra and other devas suddenly seeing the great strength of the five commanders,
The greatness of their army and Hanuman standing all alone ,
Felt great mercy on Hanuman and also sorrow as well as shivering.
5627.Hanuman who had leant several books with happiness and joy,
Thought that it is certain that they would all be destroyed by day time,
And then he saw with great attention the army on all four sides and also his shoulders.
5628.Those numerous Rakshasas doubted “Did this monkey
With dirty head win in the great war and defeated ,
Those strong Rakshasas who have ,
Completely destroyed the fame of the Devas.”
5629. At that time standing on the arch brought from
The entrance of the town of the city of Indra ,
To that Asoka Vana which was deep red in colour .
Hanuman increased the size of his form and even crossed the sky.
5630. Those Rakshasas who were only habituated ,
In doing evil deeds with great surprise saw Hanuman with huge form,
Became greatly angry and started shooting arrows at Hanuman,
Ana at that time the conches boomed and drums produced great sound.
5631.Those valorous soldiers of that army shot numberless weapons ,
Which were spitting out fire sparks aiming at Hanuman,
When they neared the dense hair of Hanuman , caressed him,,
So that his iching vanished and Hanuman with joy ,
Appeared to be sleeping , closing his eyes.
5632. Those valorous Rakshasas became greatly proud and came near Hanuman,
And changed due to great anger and with speed threw many weapons on Hanuman,
With a view to kill him and Hanuman thought “I would destroy these people,
So that other soldiers come to fight “ and again took the iron staff in his hand.
5633. Using the iron rod Hanuman destroyed all weapons thrown at him ,
Killed all soldiers who came to fight with anger , killed the horses which dashed against him,
Broke the chariots with high flags which came on his way ,
And also killed those cloud like elephants which were sent against him.
5634.He would break the long tusks of elephants in rut and beat big chariots,
With them, He would take the wheels of chariots which have come out , use them,
And make soldiers fall down, rolling, and using the sword,
Of those fallen soldiers he would cut the horses wearing garland of bells.
5635. He would lift two chariots by two of his hands and by hitting,
With them roll the two elephants and kill them. He would lift ,
Those two elephants by his hands and shatter the horses,
Which were coming on both his sides.
5636,Also Hanuman lifted a mountain near by and using them,
Grind on the earth and destroy the thousand chariots in the battle field,
And within two Mathras of time , he would hit ,
One thousand elephants and completely destroy them.
5637,He would kick on the legs of cruel elephants ,which were ,
Sent against him by his enemies, He would rotate the chariots,
He would stamp and destroy big horses, He would rub on earth,
The valorous soldiers who come against him and then he would use,
The big rod and make them in to a paste ,He would jump ,
On the heads of those soldiers. He would bite them and also hit them.
5638.Also that Hanuman would throw chariots with horses and also,
Elephants and fill up the directions as well the broad sky and scatter them,
He would grind with his big hands the valorous Asuras ,
Riding on horses with rein and kill them both.
5639.When he was throwing the red eyed fire emitting cruel elephants
By using his very big hands on to the sky , they with good big flags ,
Used to fall on the ocean and were like the sinking big ships with masts.
5640. The chariots attached with horses wearing garland of bells ,
Thrown by his very strong hands by that matchless Hanuman ,
Along with their wheels in to the sea appeared ,
Like the sun god riding on his chariot in the sea.
5641, Numerous horses which were thrown by Hanuman ,
Got attached to the sky for a while and fell down .
On the surface of the ocean with big tides,
Were vomiting blood from their mouth ,
And appeared as if they had fire in the tip of their mouth.
5642. Those Rakshasa warriors who were tied tightly ,
By the tail of Hanuman and then thrown to a long distance ,
Fell on the ocean and were looking similar to the spinning,
Mandhara mountain , churned by using a serpent.,
5643.The flow of blood which was going with great speed ,
Were dragging the elephants with flowing rut water ,
The chariots and the horses to the very big cruel sea.
5644. The hill of corpses of those dead Rakshasas,
Who had teeth like the crescent of the moon , cave like mouth,
And eyes which spit out fire as well as blood stained water ,
Which were covered by weapons removed from the sheath
Completely hid the fish like arch on which Hanuman was sitting.
5645. There were mountains which could be used by Hanuman,
Trees were also there , there were several type of iron rods available .
There are also souls for these weapons to take away and ,
So would any of them escape from Hanuman without being killed?
5646.Using a matchless iron pillar which was shining like the axe,
Which was held by Shiva who is the father of Lord Subrahamanya.
And who had an eye on his forehead , Hanuman killed , the entire ,
Rakshasa army , who were all wearing heroic anklets.
5647.The devas became happy seeing that the entire army,
Was completely wiped out, The City of Lanka surrounded ,
By the ocean became confused and the sound of crying ,
Was heard on all shores of the sea and at that time,
Those five commanders who had big shoulders arrived ,
5648.Due to being pulled by the mounds of sand,
In between the streams of blood , the wheels ,
Of the chariots of the five commanders got stuck ,
But still they proceeded and covered Hanuman ,
With thousands of arrows and that son of Anjana,
Stood within the rain of arrows without being scared.
5649.He powdered all those cruel arrows sent by those commanders,
Just by using his hand and then destroyed one strong machine ,
Which was fixed on one of those chariots, by making a hole,
And fixed on the centre part of that chariot.
5650. Even before that chariot was destroyed, that Rakshasa ,
Left that chariot and rose up and when the Valorous Hanuman,
Prevented him from rising up further, he fought from sky itself.
And Hanuman attacked him by a long pillar made of black gold,
And that Rakshasa using his bow prevented that pillar from reaching him.
5651, But that big bow of that Rakshasa got broken and he ,
Threw one of those broken pieces of the Bow at Hanuman,
And then lifted a mountain to throw at Hanuman,
Who understanding his intention , using that ,
Iron pillar itself killed the sweet soul of that Rakshasa.
5652. The other four commanders like the fire with great flame,
Which comes out at deluge , with very great anger ,
And with smoke in their eyes , Rained arrows at Hanuman
And at that time blood started flowing from the wound of shoulder of Hanuman,.
5653. Then that Valorous Hanuman with his mind boiling ,understanding,
The strength of those Rakshasas with deceit , threw at them ,
A huge stone which was giving out sparks of fire but those four,
Using their arrows turned that stone in to dust.
5654. Again and again the arrows which were shot ,
By those four commanders hit the wide chest of Hanuman and went away,
And then Hanuman who was an expert in war fare ,
Picked up one of those chiefs with his chariot and threw on to the sky.
5655. That chariot which was thrown by Hanuman with ,
Great speed crossed the sky with great speed ,
And later when it was falling losing that speed ,
And before it fell down on the earth Hanuman jumped ,
On the Rakshasa chief who jumped on to the earth.
5656. Hanuman, the greatest hero among the valorous heroes
Of great anger, jumped on him ,like a lustrous male lion ,
On the very scared elephant , killed that mountain like Asura,
By crushing his body by stamping all over him.
5657. The remaining three with very great anger , hating Hanuman,
Drove their chariots and started shooting arrows at Hanuman,
And they also started to fight further by varying techniques ,
Asked Hanuman,” Now where will you escape?” and continued fighting with him,
5658. That Anjaneya who had very fat tall shoulders , making ,
Even the devas who were living in the protected heaven scared,
Picked up two chariots out of three that were,
Opposing him and rose up in the sky.
5659.When he did that the horses of the chariots hung in the sky ,
The charioteer was killed and those two commanders ,
Having fat shoulders , escaped and speedily travelled in the sky,
And seeing that , before they could escape ,
That Hanuman of huge size approached near them.
5660. Hanuman using his two hands broke their bow with two ends ,
Destroyed completely their quiver and those Rakshasas,
Who did not have any other weapon started ,
To do wrestling with Hanuman from the sky itself.
5661. Those two Rakshasas who had white teeth , black tall body,
And open cave like mouth were looking similar to ,
The serpents Rahu and Kethu which were coming near .
And the very valorous Hanuman looked like Sun God.
5662. Hanuman tied the legs and tall shoulders of those two Rakshasas,
Who were fighting without getting tired , by his tail,
Similar to being tied by a thick rope and broke them.
And they who were removed like the serpents Rahu and Kethu,
Fell down on earth and died and that Hanuman without any problem,
Stood like the Sun God who was the enemy of lily flowers.
5663. The one commander who was remaining stood opposing,
And Hanuman who saw him jumped on his very big head ,
Like a lion jumping on the hill and That Rakshasa ,
Died and along with the chariot and was pressed in to the earth.
5664. Those five commanders who liked cheating and robbing,
Who were wandering in sinful ways and not ways of Dharma ,
Who were more cruel than poison , whose only job was causing,
Trouble to others , who were very angry and defeated by Hanuman,
Were like the five sense organs and Hanuman who killed them,
Was like the great wisdom which controlled the five senses.
5665.None of Rakshasas holding in their hands the ghee coated spears,
Were alive and returned back and those who did not fight but preferred,
To hide themselves , seeing personally the killing of the five commanders,
Whom even God of death would be scared creating huge sound ran to Ravana.
5666. Ravana who was seeing with aversion those women ,
Who were standing around him feeling that , the monkey,
Would kill all of them with a confused and scared mind ,
And was shouting at them using very harsh words ,
Making the fire at deluge burn was told about ,
The death of the five commanders making his two ears get burnt.
5667.”The army was completely destroyed , the five commanders have died,
And only we who had gone for the war have returned back and that too,
Because we were not able to fight the war and that monkey speedily,
Killed those five commanders who had earlier achieved victory over heaven,
And is now standing there without doing any thing as there is no war.
10.Akka kumaran Vadhai padalam
Chapter on killing of Aksha Kumara.
( Aksha Kumara , the second son of Ravana and Mandodhari goes to fight with Hanuman and in a very gruesome fight he is killed along with his army.)
5668. When that Ravana who had reddish eyes like that of lac ,
Heard about the death of the five commanders , he became very angry,
Left out long hot breath like fire which made his garland of fresh petals,
Burn out giving out unpleasant smell stood ready to go for war ,
But his son Aksha Kumara saluted at both his feet,
Prevented him from going to the war and requested him, “Please give me a chance.”
5669.”My father , Since you are not fighting with the steed of three eyed Shiva,
Or the steed of Lord Vishnu who measured all the worlds in two steps Which is,
Garuda which flies in a great manner or the serpent on which he sleeps,
Or one of those eight elephants of directions , possibly ,
You are going to fight with this silly monkey .
Please give this duty to me and sweetly remain here.”
5670.”When I who am your slave is prepared to obey your order ,
You ordered my elder brother to go and bring the king of Devas ,
And made him do that job .and due to that I have a slight complex in the mind.
But if you tell me to catch that silly monkey and bring it here,
My want would be slightly compensated,. So you , who have ,
Already won over all the eight directions, please send me for that job.”
5671, “That Lord Shiva who has three eyes which he does not blink ,
Possibly wanting to cause a slight insult to this Lanka , must have taken,
That form of that silly monkey which eats slowly the harvested new leaves.
In spite of that I would go easily and within no time catch and bring him here.”
5672. Whether it is the Narasimha which came out of the pillar which can catch anything ,
Whether it is the huge Lord Varaha which carried the earth like a small piece of dust,
They are not suitable to fight with me and even if there is a need to go from ,
This globe to another, If I do not catch and bring it to you, please punish me for that.
5673.After telling these words , he said, “please give me leave to go” ,
Saluted him and Ravana after seeing that Aksha kumara ,
Who had big shoulders and was wearing heroic anklets with joy,
Said, “Go in a chariot drawn by horses which run with great speed”.
And that Lad who was wearing a garland of pretty flowers ,
Got dressed for war and went.”
5674. He climbed in a chariot left by Indra when he was defeated,
Which was speedy drawn by two hundred horses and all Asuras,
Blessed him . The cloud like drums blared forth and he was ,
Followed endlessly by a very powerful army ,
Which was like the ebbing ocean at the time of deluge.
5675. If we can count the sharks in the ocean with tides lashing about ,
Then we can count the number of elephants that accompanied that lad.
If we can count the number of fish that wander about in that ocean,
Then we would be able to count the golden chariots that followed him,
If we could count the sand on its bank which is kept classified ,
Then we would be able to count the strong foot soldiers in that army ,
If we are able to count the tides that come one after other ,
In that ocean , we can count the jumping horses in that army.
5676,Twelve thousand sons of the kings of the victorious Rakshasa clan ,
Who were like sparks of fire of the shining and burning fire ,
Which rose up to destroy everything at the time of deluge , and,
Who were friends who did not have a soul separate from Aksha kumara,
Got in to their chariots and surrounded that Aksha kumara.
5677. The sons of the members of Ravana’s council , The sons,
Of his very intelligent ministers , the sons of the commanders of his army,
The sons born to Ravana with the divine ladies of heaven,
Numbering about four lakhs riding on ,
Their machine driven chariots also accompanied him.
5678.-5679. Iron rods , pestles, spears , tridents ,lustrous axes , Vajrayudhas, goads,
Strong bows with attached arrows , Vel . arrows , throw spears , swords ,
Huge trees , throw ropes , Vajrayudhas made of diamonds which rise against enemies ,
Pretty round rods , maces with thorns, Wheel which can kill without fail,
And such weapons for attack coming close were resembling ,
Several lightning joining together and were giving rise,
Light like sun light and moon light and seeing many drops ,
Joining together in the sky the world of devas ,
Whose end cannot be predicted looked like the earth.
5680. Crows, hawks , ghosts, god of death , the sin that they ,
Have done for several years , followed that lad’s army ,
The mind of the peacock like Asura ladies who had words sweeter than sugar syrup,
Who has red mouth , spear like eyes and shoulders like thick bamboos,
AS well as several crowds of bees also followed them and went round them.
5681. Due to, the crying sound of doe eyed asura ladies who were the wives,
Of these asuras , who were calling their consorts , the sound of the ocean.
The sound produced due the army marching in groups,
The sound produced my many musical instruments ,
And sound of thunder by the clouds , what a person spoke,
Was not understood by another person who was near by.
5682.The gems on the ornaments that were shining like sun light ,
Were stifling the light of the sun which was pervading all over the world,
The luster which was coming out of the cruel spears stifled the light of those gems,
And in the light created by the crescent like teeth of the Asuras
Stifled the light from those weapons and due to it being like this,
To the newer and newer beings that were being produced ,
It neither appeared to be either night or day.
5683. At that time the horses with forelocks , which were tied ,
To huge chariots got tired and were sleeping , the shoulders ,
And eyes on the left side of those asuras were throbbing , the clouds ,
Which were water bearing gave rise to the rain of blood ,
The famished crows became happy and shouted with joy ,
And the sky which was not dark was producing sound like thunder.
5684. That lad came surrounded by one Vellam of cruel army making,
Devas scared and confused ., The God of death seeing that ,
Became very sad worrying about the possible result?
And the ghosts became possessed with rotating eyes ,
Filled with joy and patting their soldiers produced harsh sound ,
And with all this , the son of wind God observed,
The clearly visible arrival of that lad with honey dripping garland.
5685. Seeing that lad coming , The angry Hanuman who was like a lion,
Among all monkeys thought “Is this the Indrajit? Or is that ,
Ravana whom I am expecting who has come the war?
Has my wish borne fruit?” and then looked at his ,
Pretty shoulders , greeted them , saluted Rama by his mind and told to himself.
5686.”If the one who is coming is Indrajit or Ravana , then it must be,
The result of good deeds done by me in previous births and my Lord .
Sugreeva might have also get the effect of penance. I am standing ,
Ready to kill him and God of death also is standing near by,
And I would be able to complete my job by to night .”
5687.”Though he is like a big blue mountain and he had faultless form,
He is not Ravana who has ten heads and he is not Indrajit either ,
Who has won over the thousand eyed Indra and if thought properly,
He seems to be better than both of them ,He is also not God Subrahmanya ,
Who excels in fighting war , Who is this faultless lad?’
5688. When after doubting like this , becoming happy, Hanuman ,
Who was a faultless and sincere follower of Dharma,
Sat on the arched entrance which was like a multi coloured rainbow,
That Asura lad who is engaged in cruel duties saw him and told,
“Did this small monkey kill the crowd of all asuras ?”
And then he laughed showing his lustrous teeth in an insulting manner,
5689. The charioteer who heard such disparaging words from the lad,
Said , “Sir, please hear what I have to say, Can we ever tell with boldness ,
About how some event will happen in this world? Please do not find fault because it is a monkey,
Vali who came and fought with our king was also only a monkey .
Is there any need to talk about this subject any more?
Please keep this firmly in mind and proceed to gain victory” and made him understand it.
5690.As soon as he heard these words , that lad who appeared as personification of poison,
Looked at the charioteer and told, “I would not leave my anger till I kill this monkey,
Who has come to our own place and did these cruel acts, Later I would go and search,
For monkeys throughout world for monkeys , including those in the wombs ,
And destroy all of them ,This is my oath.”
5691. That Rakshasa army departed making tumultuous sound , surrounded ,
That mountain like son of Anjana and shot weapons at him like monsoon rain,
And seeing that the guardians of eight directions, sweated due to fear ,
The earth and heaven trembled due to that war and the valorous Hanuman ,
Wearing a garland , with loneliness as his only aid , went and fought with them.
5692.All the weapons sent by the Rakshasas not able to enter inside,
Broke and fell down , the elephants which dashed against him died ,
The chariots as well as the crowds of horses got destroyed ,
Making that city of Lanka changing its nature , the limitless number of Asuras died.
5693. There was no end to the Rakshasas who were being killed by ,
Hanuman the son of wind god who was like a raging fire ,
Burning the dried grass almost within no time and definitely ,
The souls of those asuras who went to that far , has to go to ,
The southern world of Yama , but does he have,
One thousand crores emissaries to take these souls to his world.
5694.When those Asura heroes who were already there in the battle field ,
Those who were coming and those who were planning to come ,
Were engaged in doing the cruel war , that valorous Hanuman ,
With his fighting ability increasing three folds , went like fire towards the enemies,
And became similar to Sun God at deluge who burnt out everything ,
And all those Asuras with strong shoulders became like bone less insects.
5695.That Hanuman who had won over his five senses , making one feel,
That all the beings of Lanka , protected by the ocean with large number of sharks,
Were caught by God of death in a great robbery, fought with that army.
The elephants wearing regal masks , the pretty chariots , as well as the horses,
Fell down upturned and were crushed and the blood that was coming of them all,
Flowed like a river , making the earth slushy and thus Hanuman did not allow anyone to escape.
5696.When those Asuras who came before Hanuman were destroyed,
Some of those who were alive and struggling told “Only chariots were destroyed.”
Some others told, “Only foot soldiers with red faces and strong shoulders were killed”,
Some others said “Majority of those killed were horses “and some others said,
“Only the cloud like elephants with mask were being killed speedily.”
5697.Those very strong Asuras who were in the tumultuous ocean of that army ,
Suffered like the curd made from the milk boiled and curdled by the cow herd ladies,
In a wide mouthed vessel , which was being churned but Hanuman ,
Who was like the matchless churner . The Asura lads with throw spears,
Were looking as if all the beings of the seven worlds has joined together ,
Like the water that ebbs out at the time of deluge and Hanuman ,
Who was as strong as the wind God was like the fire at deluge , drying up that water.
5698.Hanuman killed all the Asuras who were coming to fight the war with him ,
Some Asura heroes died , some others with shivering bodies retreated ,
Huge rivers of blood started flowing and all those who were standing near,
Akshakumara , unable to stand there went away and he who was alone ,
In his chariot with matchless wheels went in front of Hanuman ,
And with his eyes looking like burning fire sent very powerful sharp arrows at Hanuman.
5699. That younger brother of Indrajit thus arrived in front of Hanuman and ,
Hanuman who was practiced with killing several lakhs of valorous souls in a single day,
Stood opposite to him and seeing that the Devas , with a mind filled with mercy,
With worry thought, “What will now happen to Hanuman?” and due to that ,
They had the great state in which their eyes never blinked.
5700.That lad sent fourteen arrows which spit out fire at Hanuman and he ,
Using a pretty iron rod made them fall on earth and they become useless,
And then he sent many cruel arrows at Hanuman so that iron rod is turned in to dust,
And the valorous Hanuman due to his not having any other weapon with him,
Used his bare big hands as his weapon and climbed
Into that chariot having rolling wheels of that lad.
5701.Hanuman stood on that chariot and killed the charioteer holding the whip,
And when he pressed firmly with his hand , that matchless strong chariot ,
That chariot broke in to pieces and all the horses died,
And then the lad rained arrows from the strong bow and ,
Some of them struck the chest of Hanuman and some others,
Pierced his gold like shoulders and that wise Hanuman ,
Snatched his strong curved bow and stood before him.
5702.When Hanuman snatched his very strong bow from that lad by one hand,
And even before that very strong Aksha kumara started pulling the bow with both his hands ,
That bow broke and that lad using his sword tried to pierce the golden shoulder of Hanuman,
He who was the emissary of Rama who brought word to Sita snatched that sword,
By his hand which he uses for war snatched it and making fire sparks fly,
Made it fall as dust on that way.
5703.That lad who started fighting with the sword , even before that sword was broken,
And reach the earth ,came forward to fight with his very strong shoulders ,
And when he was trying to catch hold of Hanuman who came there ,
The hairs of Hanuman which were like spear went in to his body,
And Hanuman tied him with his long pretty tail so that he could not get out,
Pushed him down on to the earth and sat on him.
5704.That Hanuman who caught that lad by his tail slapped him with his very broad palm,
Uprooting and shattering his teeth which were sharp like the sword ,
Punched him with his strong fists , which were like a victorious hill,
And like the sparks of lightning falling from the cloud , made fall the gems,
Studded on his ear globes and other ornaments fall down and scatter ,
And also brought out his intestines which were hanging like a serpent in a cave.
5705. Using the blood flowing like river , as the water needed for grinding,
With the battle ground as the mortar , with the flesh pieces which fell from his body ,
On the earth looking like rice spread over everywhere , using a part of the asura’s body as mortar ,
Before the soul departed from the lad , Hanuman with his two lustrous big hands,
With the people of heaven and earth watching it , grinded that lad,
And made him in to a paste so that his own fame ,
Would exist even if all the seven worlds cease to exist.
5706.Some of those asuras who were alive hid below the blood flowing out of the wounds ,
Some hid their body in the hill like corpses collected by the ghosts by covering themselves,
Some others pushed by great fear died on the spot , some not knowing the directions,
Wandered here and there , became greatly upset and died ,
Some others lost their strength to go anywhere m, some dropped their weapons ,
And remaining started running helter-skelter without bothering about directions.
5707.Some Asuras assumed the form of fish and joined the ocean ,
Some others assumed the form of cows and started grazing all around ,
Some assumed the form of flesh eating birds like hawks, crow etc ,
Some others took the forms of Brahmins who had learned the Vedas,
Some others assumed the form of doe eyed young ladies, Who had left their hair in the front,
Some said, “Sir we surrender to you” and repeated name of Lord Vishnu.
5708. Some asuras when their relations or wife saw them with joy and wanted to hug them,
Would say to them ”We are not your relations .We are Devas and we have come here.
To witness the war “ and then went elsewhere. Some others shouted ,
“We are men and not Asuras” and some others took the form of a bee ,
And wandered in the garden of Mandhara trees, some others not knowing anything fainted,
Some other Asuras broke their crescent like teeth and made their red hair in to black.”
5709. The Asura ladies of Lanka with faces wearing ear globes on their ears ,
Who had breasts on which Kumkum paste has been applied ,
With raised untied hairs which made the bees wander falling on their feet,
Wailed opening and closing their scented mouths which were red like the lotus flower .
And their wailing sound was even heard up to the heavens.
5710. The young ladies who were wearing pretty garlands over their red hairs,
Completely worn out by crying and stood up and saluted by falling at their feet,
Their dead husbands who had faces which were red like rising sun,
It was not possible to distinguish them from the blood that flowing in the city.
5711. When the very pretty Asura ladies resembling very pretty dolls,
Were falling on the bodies of the valorous Asuras in that faultless , cruel battle field,
They were breathing heavily and had closed their bow like eyes and this was,
Perhaps because they and their husbands had one soul with two bodies.
5712. Those very innocent Asura ladies ran searching for their husbands ,
Like the bodies running in search of their soul and they who were running,
Due to the greatness of their chastity , left their soul and died.
They searched for the body of their husbands in the heaps of corpses,
And joined with their faultless husbands and because of that ,
Those deva ladies who had hugged their husbands , did not like them.
5713.One Asura lady who resembled Goddess Lakshmi , who had eyes like ,
Sharpened sword , took a body without head which seems to have stopped dancing ,
Hugged it tightly and said “Please point out to me my matchless ,
Friend of my soul, “ and saluted it wailing all the time.
5714. The daughter of one Asura who was as pretty as the flower branch,
Whose picture can never be drawn , holding the head of her dead husband,
Seeing that his body which stands and dances has been damaged, said,
“Oh king , You have become thin by too much of dancing ,
So please stop this dance “ and then with hands , were as soft ,
As a new leaf and flower hugged him tightly.
5715.Mandodhari who was the daughter of Maya with her kayal fish like,
Eyes shedding copious tears, with her cloud like hair rolling in dust,
Fell at the feet of Ravana who was the son of the son of Lord Brahma,
Beat her belly , cried and wailed loudly.
5716. All the ladies of the pretty city of Lanka also fell at the feet,
Of Ravana and cried with great mercy and the devas who were,
Forced to protect the town also fell at his feet ,
And pretended as if sad , though they were happy.
Chapter on the rope.
(Indrajit , the elder brother of Aksha comes and after a great battle ties Hanuman with Brahmastra drags him through the city.
In Kamba Ramayana it says that Hanuman submitted to Brahmastra due to respect and since he wanted to see Ravana went along with Indrajit. In Valmiki Ramayana it is said that the Asuras tie Hanuman with a rope and because of that Hanuman is immediately freed from the tie.)
5717. When that very masculine Megha natha who got great fame by getting ,
Great victory over Indra and destroyed his strength , heard about this, his cruel eyes ,
Started shedding sparks of fire and he got enraged ,
Sufficiently to make all worlds sorry and later destroy them.
5718. That matchless Indrajit due to the news that his younger brother,
Who had the lustrous sharpened spear has been killed ,
Felt as if his mind was burning , and breathing as if his soul was afire,
Started for the war similar to Lord Shiva who burnt the three cities,
By bending The Meru mountain as a bow and had divine luster.
5719.He , who by his valour touched the boundary of the sky,
Got in to a big wheeled chariot drawn by one thousand two hundred ghosts.
And the words of valour that he uttered , coming continuously from him,
Made cracks in all the great directions and broke the universe.
5720. The heroic anklets and garlands that he wore as well as,
The sound of drums accompanying him made even the thunder scared,
And hearing that sound the king of Devas shivered for his life ,
And his body was covered with sweat and he suffered due to great fear and
The trinity who were the God of gods deciding that war has neared its peak,
And stopped the works that were being done by them.
5721.That Indrajit whose eyes got filled up as and when he thought ,
Of the death of his younger brother, with tears running like a stream,
Looked at his very strong bow , folded his lips and laughed with great anger.
He thought “Did a monkey which roams on tree branches ,
And does not have a stable life , kill my brother who has valour ,
That will not bent? Due to that the fame of my father has gone down,”
5722. We do not have capacity to count the number of spear soldiers,
Who can split the mountain in to two nor those archers who came in dense formation,
Nor those soldiers who were armed with swords . The number of small eyed elephants,
With rut water flowing on both sides which made the earth slushy was twelve thousand.
The number of chariots in that army formation was also the same number.
5723, Similarly the cavalry of the same size assembled there and ,
When they joined, the Asura kings who held the swords of valour ,
Also came and joined them and Indrajit who had enmity ,
Flowing like a stream , immediately came and got in to his chariot ,
And went inside the palace of Ravana having a pretty entrance .
5724.He fell on the feet of Ravana and wailed for the death ,
Of his younger brother , and the very fearless Ravana ,
Of his younger brother , and the very fearless Ravana ,
Held both shoulders of Indrajit and hugged him ,
And cried and became weak and the ladies of Asura clan,
Who had long eyes like two swords , beat themselves on their belly,
Wailed and swooned and Indrajit who was as strong as a lion ,
Separated them and looked at his father and talked.
5725. “You are not deeply thinking about anything that does good to us,
You experience whatever happens and then become sad because of it.
Though you knew about the great strength of that cruel monkey,
You went on sending rows and rows of Rakshasas asking them,
To fight with that monkey and I think you have killed them all.”
5726.”Oh my father , KImkaras, Jambumali , the faultless five commanders ,
Who were all asuras wearing heroic anklets along with a part of our army ,
Were all killed and not even one was able to return , Is it really a monkey?
For I feel that is the same as the trinity of Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva .”
5727. “You have won over the prowess of the eight elephants of direction,
You have won over the Kailasa mountain of Lord Shiva who burnt the three cities,
You have won over the three worlds and you are now simply seeing that monkey,
Which had killed Aksha kumara. Even after all this destruction ,
If we say that we will go to the battle field and win over it ,
That would be idle prattling. Would it be a wise decision?”
5728.”Inspite of that sir, I would easily catch that monkey who does acts of valour ,
In a very short time and so from now on you need not suffer any sorrow for that ,
You would live long,” saying like this that Indrajit who imprisoned ,
Lord Indra , the king of devas along with his fame , went to the battle field.
5729.He went along with chariots which went in a row , surrounded,
By Umbrellas made of corals , with palanquins made of pearls ,
Surrounded by cloud like black chariots made of black wood,
With cruel elephants in rut looking like black rainy clouds ,
And with white cowries which went like jumping horses.
5730. With conches booming , with big drums giving sound like thunder,
With trees shaking due to cruel sound generated by Thilai and Kaduvai,
The crowd of garlands and the dust making sky invisible .
The umbrellas shiningly visible here and there like moon,
And making the elephants of directions shiver with fear , he came.
5731.When the valorous heroes , who fixing several types of pipes like fire ,
And were blowing them , did not find way to proceed further ,
Seeing this Hanuman who was the emissary of Rama ,
The lord of Dharma ,went to do penance leading life of sages
Saw this by his mind as well as eye and smiled thinking
About the war which was coming towards him.
5732.Indrajit came with the crowd of red umbrellas and garlands ,
By the side of his chariot made of Gold , with ladies ,
Who had fist like waist , similar to the branch of Karpaga trees of heaven and,
Who had reddish mouth and who had hair decorated by scented flowers
Fanning with shaking cowries , and with instruments like horn ,
Making great sound stealing the intestines of those hear them,
5733.They say that the number of the collection of garlands was hundred thousand,
The sun shades made of peacock feathers and the faultless conches was ten thousand,
And he came surrounded by Umbrellas of the colour of red , white , blue and green
Several lustrous multi coloured flags and crores of Indras and Sun Gods.
5734.With those Rakshasas who liked wars blowing very many horns made of gold ,
Purified in the fire all together at the same time , keeping them on their mouth .
And hearing that huge sound the people earth and heaven were startled and became tired ,
And talking among themselves that the Rakshasas have become enthusiastic and
The time of final destruction has come near , came with desire to see the war.
5735.The division armed with well sharpened arrows , the division with,
Fire spitting spears and the number of archers who can shoot the arrows well,
And the ocean of Asuras armed with similar weapons ,and having musical instruments ,
Like horn , conch and others joining together , the earth unable to bear the burden,
Bent her back a little and Indrajit who was responsible ,
For giving this pain to the world came to the war said the golden symbols.
5736. The long shields made of tiger’s hide like the ocean of horses which were fighting ,
Went up to the Devas making even the god of death scared .
And they got ready their big bows and the rain of arrows,
Which emanated from there. Similar to the ocean on full moon days,
Neared the arch built in world of Devas as if they touched them,
5737.Due to the playing of drums like Thadavai maram, Chagadai parat,
And thimilai parai all the stars fell down similar to flowers falling from the tree,
And the great sound made by those heroes who were like the killer tigers,
Along with the sound of long bells tied on the neck of the elephant filled up the world.
5738. They readied the arrows which has known wounds earlier,
In their eighty thousand crores of bows and started sending them,
And not only that that arch which was touching the sky vanished,
And Hanuman who was praised by the worlds became one who lived in that great war.
5739. The army that was coming to fight with very valorous Hanuman
Consisted of twenty Vellam of sword bearing army , the army ,
That fought with the Vel numbered to twelve crores,
And those who fought with spear were one vellam .
5740.Horses jumping and flying like a ball , Chariots in dense formation,
Going faster than the mind , and elephants with black colour like night ,
Were coming in such a way that dust raided by them hid the world of the moon.
5741, The sound of instruments like conch , flat drums , chachari and chinnam,
Were heard everywhere , The big drums raised a noise like thunder ,
The cruel sound of Stones filled up the sky and,
The Asuras came with great speed , seething with anger.
5742. All places of horses which were visible were crowding,
In all directions collections of chariots were crowding ,
In all places there were only black cloud like elephants,
And in all places those who were shouting were the asuras.
5743.The horses which were attached to the chariot were two hundred crores,
The asuras without guard who were included were as if another eon has arrived,
And besides those asuras who were helping other soldiers were ten Vellams.
5744.Those asuras who were surrounding that Cheating Indrajit were ,
One hundred vellums of bow holding archers, the number of soldiers,
Who hold the bow and capable of jumping and rushing was beyond counting,
And similar was the case of elephants with a hole in their trunk.
5745.That monkey chief whose valour could make enemies faint ,
Seeing such a large army of that Indrajit,
Turned to the north and saluted Lord Rama and stood there,
With very good happiness visible in his face.
5746.Seeing that ocean of Asuras who seem to say,
There is no place in all the seven worlds for them to occupy,
And who stood in a dense formation and were coming towards him,
Hanuman called them as if a cock is calling them.
5747.When Hanuman with great joy was calling them ,
Understanding what that intelligent monkey meant
Te Asuras who had a body of black colour ,
Sent arrows at him, many of which fell in the ocean.
5748.Since the form of the lion like Indrajit was completely covered by the dust
Not able to see him , Hanuman , examined everywhere found him out ,
And addressing him started telling the following words.
5749. That Hanuman who was an expert in the endless knowledge ,
Which he had heard , looking at the huge crowd of elephants surrounding Indrajit,
To protect him , also saw the white royal umbrella that usually preceded Indra,
Became happy knowing that Indrajit was there only and stood smiling.
5750.Hanuman becoming joyous at seeing Indrajit departing ,
With great anger called , “Oh Indrajit who is cruel and strong ,
Please do come to the war with great speed.”,
And one of them told him that, “This is Indrajit.”
5751.Hearing that , Hanuman with shoulders like the mountain,
Said, “Good, that is Good” and wanted to fight the war ,
And at this time the army of Indrajit reached that arch.
5752. The entire army of Asuras who were capable of sinking the earth,
Making one feel that there is no more space in all the seven worlds,
Started like the raising ocean at the time of deluge and Hanuman called them for war.
5753. When the army approached from all directions making ,
The sun, moon and stars , fall down like flowers and seeing them,
Hanuman thought ,”If the biggest strength of them is this Asura army,
Which is marching towards me , they can not only win Indra but all the seven worlds.”
5754. That army of black coloured Asuras , similar to , the great darkness ,
Which was defeated by Sun God doing great penance and assuming ,
Many black forms who won the rays of Sun God from him
And wore them as ornaments, as a sign of their victory ,
Along with shining ornaments that they were wearing ,
And holding swords which had gone deep in to the bodies of enemies,
And thereby getting a stain of flesh , which were also shining ,
And were capable of giving victory in war , possibly feeling
That the earth is not sufficient for them joined the army of Indrajit.
5755. The pretty chariots with wheels , horses, foot soldiers ,
Angry elephants with red eyes and wearing ornamental masks,
And the entire Asura army that have assembled there , like ,
The rising sea at the time of deluge accompanied Indrajit ,
And he whose valour cannot be divided among others,
Shined separately standing in the middle of the huge army ,
And was similar to the matchless , very big Meru mountain.
5756. Indrajit who went to the war like this , though he had fame
Of winning over the eight directions and the three worlds ,
Because he was a great hero firmly established in his valour,
Seeing that Hanuman who was looking like an ocean ,
And who had done great valorous act , appreciated him,
Saying, “His valour is indeed great” and became happy.
All those who saw it felt scared , thinking about what would happen.
5757. That Indrajit wearing ornaments of the shape of leaf , saw that great battle field,
And thought that it was like a different world , with very many cruel weapons,
Floating in the rivers of blood from the big corpses of those Asura who died there,
And along with immeasurable number of mountains , oceans,
Rivers and forests was looking like another world which is wide .
5758. He felt slight sorrow in his mind which had never suffered from sorrow ,
And thought that “All the Asura warriors , who were like a completely full ocean,
Who had measureless greatness and who were matchless in their valour ,
Had died here.. There is only one monkey that is seen to be here,
And if Rama comes and wages a war at us along with similar monkeys,
With which army can we fight with him and win over him?”
5759.Those who were as dear as his eyes , those who were like his soul,
Who with the weapons selected by them were capable of protecting their people,
Who had greatness which is beyond imagination , have all died due to Hanuman,
And seeing several Asura warriors who were lying there on the battle field ,
Indrajit got angry, folded his lips and felt that his mind was boiling ,
Like introducing a stick in to the never healing wound.
5760.Indra jit said , “If the insult that was meted to my aunt in the forest ,
Killing of Khara and the sorrow due to killing of my younger brother Aksha kumara ,
And other insults have been caused by just two men and a monkey ,
The valour within me is not pretty , What a great surprise?”
5761.With a greatly suffering soul, with the colour of fire , when Indrajit was going ,
Through the path full of mountains of corpses which were impeding his progress,
And which cannot be pulled out saw the dead body of his younger brother,
Who was rubbed out by Hanuman , with his angry red eyes,
Which was shining like copper greatly heated in fire, with a very angry mind.
5762. Seeing the body of his brother whose form has been altered ,
Lying in the blood flow similar to Dharukasura and similar , to the body Of Hiranya,
Which was made in to a paste by the matchless Lord Narasimha by his sharp nails ,
His chariot shook and became unstable , he let fall the valorous bow that he was holding ,
And blood and tears from his red eyes showing enmity which was also spitting fire ,
And That Indrajit stood there letting out hot tortured breath,
5763,”Oh my dear , Even the god of death getting scared of the great anger ,
Of your father who holds a cruel and sharp spear , cannot take away your soul,
Also all those who live in different worlds would be scared to hide you,
How is it that you easily left us and which world have you gone to?” Wailed Indrajit.
5764. That Indrajit unable bear the sorrow due to the death of his sibling,
Became jaded , weak and sad due to the love he had towards his younger brother,
But what was most prominent was his anger which had the property of ebbing out,
And like hitting a nail over another nail already pushed in , pushes that nail further,
His anger pushed inside the great sorrow that he had in his mind, what a surprise?”
5765. When these things were happening there , the very masculine Hanuman ,
Wearing a heroic anklet who was like Lord Shiva who burnt the three cities ,
With great anger saw Indrajit the son Of Ravana , who was coming towards him,
Who was riding on chariot similar to Lord Sun riding on a chariot.
5766.”is it not true that I have won over some Asuras earlier? This person,
Has been summoned here speedily by either by my defeat or victory,
And one of them will definitely happen here. This one is surely Indrajit.” Hanuman thought.
5767. ”If this Indrajit wearing a well scented flower garland who is like a bull,
Mad with valour is killed by me , that would cause the death of Ravana also,”
Thinking like this further, Ravana thinking that he would surely die ,
Would take the faultless and chaste Sita and give her to Rama ,
And not only that all these Asuras would lose their pride and lose their cruelty.”
5768.”If I can possibly kill this lustrous Indrajit , there would be more than,
One benefit out of that “Indra would not be sad any more ,
There would not be any security to this Lanka of Asuras ,
And I would also win over Ravana and uproot him.”
5769. When Hanuman was thinking like that and standing there,
The army of Asuras , elephants, chariots and horses ,
Came before Indrajit who had won the three worlds , three times ,
And entered Lanka as a victorious Hero , and created a huge sound,
That very big Hanuman becoming angry ,
Uprooted a huge tree and assumed a huge form.
5770. Some of those elephants in that Asura army were kicked by Hanuman,
Some elephants rolled , some of them were stamped by the feet of Hanuman,
Some elephants fell down , Some elephants fell on each other and got buried,
Some elephants became upside down , some were killed in the war ,
And some elephants fell down with their feet upwards.
5771. Some chariot collections were completely destroyed ,
In case of some , many parts were broken , some lost their strength ,
And got destroyed , some chariots fell down with their joints broken,
Some of them got their axles broken and fell down , some became dust ,
Some were crushed and fell down and some fell down on earth.
5772.The heads of the horses got crushed , some lost their eye balls ,
Some got their strong legs broken , some fell down with a broken back,
Some wearing garland of bells got their chest crushed ,
Some vomited blood , some had their hoofs wearing shiny,
Golden anklets broken and in some their bent necks got broken.
5773.The Asura soldiers became those who were caught by Hanuman,
Who had their bodies broken, who had their big shoulders scattered,
Who had their heads broken , who had been bitten all over their body,
Who lost their necks , who were slapped and who were greatly scared.
5774. The arrows from the well bent cruel bows and many ,
Of the very cruel weapons were sent by the Asuras ,
And had fallen on that very Valorous Hanuman ,
Like the steel rod well heated in fire not burning the stone of black smith ,
All those which hit Hanuman did not cause any harm and went away with sparks.
5775.The burning arrows that were sent by Indrajit on Hanuman ,
Who had rising great anger , and those arrows produced flame and smoke ,
But did not cause any harm to the body of Hanuman and went away,
Seeing which Indrajit laughed with anger and devas who saw it ,
Were worried as to what will happen and their eyes became sad.
5776.When the chariots , horses and Asuras got scattered ,
And fell on the ground , the valorous Indrajit with fat shoulders,
Who was standing all alone among the dead Asuras ,
With increasing smile and anger went to war ,
With Hanuman who was calling everybody, “Please come, Please come.”
5777. The Asura Indrajit twanged the string of his bow with his fingers ,
Which increased the shivering of the head of Indra, with the collection of ,
Huge thunders in the widely dispersed clouds of the sky shivering ,
Due to fear and making the thousand headed Adhi sesha,
Who is a long serpent who always carries the world , shiver.
5778.Hanuman who was the emissary of the God who rules over all beings,
Reacting to that sound slapped his big shoulders and shouted a war cry,
Which could be told as splitting the universe , which powdered the mountains,.
Which split the long earth , which split the directions and,
Which broke the string tied to the bow of Indrajit.
5779. Indrajit berating him and exhibiting his own valour told Hanuman,
“You are very able , there is none in the world equal to you,
In the great strength you are different from others and stronger than them,
But today will soon become the last and final day of your life.”
5780.Hanuman in return said, “Oh cruel Asura, I have come here with a trick,
To put an end to your lives , to put an end to your policy,
Of troubling people , to put an end to the sinful act of yours,
To put an end to your weapons like sword and because of that,
The power of my shoulders would never get reduced.”
5781.Hearing that Indrajit thinking that ‘I will put an end to your wish”
Sent very big and sharp arrows which were more powerful than Vajrayudha and they ,
Hit Hanuman on his chest and head ,made new blood flow from them, making Devas scared.
5782. That Hanuman became greatly enraged , further increased his body ,
Not thinking that the height of sky was not sufficient and assumed a super form,
Which was like the fame of Rama who obeying the words of his step mother ,
And gave away all the world which was surrounded by the ocean,
With folding high waves to his younger brother and stood firmly in Dharma.
5783That Indrajit with very powerful shoulders who imprisoned , tied and Dragged Indra ,
The lord of limitless worlds including the ten directions looked at Hanuman ,
But was able to see a small part of his form and unable to see his full form,
Became perplexed , confused , startled and surprised.
5784. That Hanuman who had assumed that huge super form ., extended ,
His huge hands in his front side , prevented the arrows sent by Indrajit ,
From striking him caught them and threw it back on Indrajit ,
And slapped the ghosts pulling his chariot as well as his charioteer and killed them,
5785.At this stage , with the charioteer brought another chariot ,
Which travels with the speed of great wind at deluge , that Indrajit,
Jumped and got in to that chariot , using arrows which were equal,
To several divine wheels covered with arrows the entire body of Hanuman ,
Who had a long life span and had great strength in warfare.
5786.That victorious Hanuman shook his body and made fall on the ground ,
All the arrows sent by Indrajit which had hit his chest , jumped on his chariot,
Caught the huge bow he had used in winning all the world several times,
Snatched it from him , brought it out and broke it .
5787.Even before the sound of the breaking of the bow ceased ,Indrajit ,
For continuing the war used a sword called Vajrayudha which was ,
Used by the angry Devendra to cut the wings of big mountains,
And which was given to him as tribute and took it in his hand.
5788.That Indrajit , the son of Ravana who had matchless great anger,
Send at a single strike, hundred hundreds of arrows which were the best in the war
Speedily by bending his great bow , and that great hero Hanuman,
Who was emissary of Rama , getting several wounds in his body got little tired.
5789. Those devas who were shouting with joy earlier , seeing Hanuman getting tired,
Became sad and lost their wisdom and Hanuman who saw this speedily becoming all right ,
Took a huge tree in his pretty hands and broke in to pieces , all the arrows being ,
Rained at him by Indrajit , rotated that tree and beat strongly Indrajit ,
Who was wearing a great crown that was made by gold and gems.
5790.That Indrajit who had earlier achieved victory over Devas ,
AS soon as that huge tree hit has head wearing the crown,
Bled copiously from his head which washed his crown ,
And made the shining rays from it properly visible ,
And he became greatly tired and his body shivered.
5791. That Indrajit who was standing there with tiresomeness ,
As soon as he started properly thinking , bit his teeth ,
Which were like the crescent of the moon,
Send one thousand arrows which were similar on Hanuman,
Making the Devas and Sages worried and making Hanuman shivering.
5792. Those cruel arrows sent by Indrajit thus went and pressed ,
The chest and hands of Hanuman , who with anger as well as hatred ,
Went with greater speed than the arrows sent by Rama , who is an expert,
Using his great bow and picked up Indrajit along with his chariot ,
And threw it and made greatly tumultuous sound.
5793. That Indrajit who is a very strong enemy beyond thought ,
Due to being thrown out by Hanuman fell at the edge of chariot path of the sky,
And came out with blood flowing on him with the scent of the flesh,
Coming and collecting below the lower eyelid and fell on the floor .
5794. Even before that Indrajit who had teeth which resemble lightning ,
Fell on the floor , he rose up from there and reached the sky ,
And in the meanwhile Hanuman with a long form ,
Within a time it takes for a black gram to roll kicked ,
And destroyed all the gem studded crowd of chariots ,
Of the army of Indrajit and destroyed all of them.
5795. Thart Indrajit who did not have another chariot to ride ,
And also did not have the power to stand before Hanuman,
Changing himself due to his fire like great anger ,
Travelled on the sky and since he did not have any other option,
Took the courage to the evil deed of sending the matchless ,
Weapon of Lord Brahma called Brahmastra.
5796. After using faultless forms of worships using flowers ,
And offering flower coloured offerings , lamps and incense ,
He performed flower offering to Brahmastra , took that Brahmastra ,
Of Lord Brahma who created all gods and all the worlds ,
And was living in the place of Lord Vishnu and took it in his hand.
5797. After taking like that Brahmastra in his hand , he kept it,
On the string of big and cruel bow , aimed at the shoulder of Hanuman,
And sent it making the earth tremble , with directions shiver with fear ,
With moon in the sky getting scared and also making Meru mountain shiver.
5798. That great arrow which cannot be controlled by any one ,
Taking the form of king of cruel serpents who spit out fire ,
And making even Garuda who wanted to cut him scared ,
Securely tied the very huge shoulders of Hanuman.
5799.When the weapon of Lord Brahma tied the very strong body of Hanuman ,
That great Hanuman , similar to the cool moon along with the serpent falling at time of deluge,
From the sky along with the tears of God of Dharma who was following him and the arch fell down.
5800. That Hanuman who had fallen down understanding that Brahmastra had hit him,,
Feeling it is not proper to insult it and move away , closed his eyes ,
And acted as if he was under its control and Indrajit thinking ,
That his strength is finished and came near Hanuman.
5801. When Indrajit came near Hanuman like this , those Asuras, Page 704.
Who were earlier scared to fight with him and saved their life by running away,
To all the four directions , who were waiting to see him getting exhausted ,
And who had shining teeth surrounded Hanuman from all the four sides ,
Pulled that Brahmastra which had attached to his body like a serpent in a hole ,
Shouted with a very loud voice and chided Lord Hanuman.
5802.That big city of Lanka thinking that the strength of the monkey has been destroyed.
Which was shouting in a loud voice was similar to the ocean with beating tides,
From all sides that Brahmastra was looking like the serpent Vasuki ,
The Asuras were looking like Devas and Hanuman looked like Mandara mountain.
5803.That very angry serpent like arrow , tied the golden body of Hanuman tightly ,
And that Hanuman who was the only protector of God of Dharma in that city,
Was looking like the Meru mountain , which was tied by Adhi Sesha
,At a time when the huge wind was blowing , when he was shining.
5804. Males and females of the city came and shouted with loud voice,
And went on shouting in the surroundings, sky and in all the four directions,
And there was limit to the their joy at that time , which was like the time,
When the city celebrated Indrajit tying Indra and bringing him there.