28.Ravanan Soka Padalam
Chapter on Ravana ’s sorrow
9186. The emissaries from the battle field for informing the news to father ,
Of Indrajit , after crossing the ocean of sorrow , after crossing the flow of blood,
Which was covering the entire battle field , ran in to the entrance ,
Which was like a belly of a huge mountain.
9187.Those messengers with the Rakshasis crying like the black female Andril bird ,
Crowding everywhere were wailing ‘Today the city of Lanka has been destroyed “,
Reached the father of Indrajit who held the shining trident.
9188.They whose teeth , mouth , mind and legs were shivering ,
Out of the fear for their life , who were greatly upset ,
Due fear surrounding them informed Ravana , “your son is not there today.”
9189.When the emissaries told like this , the devas with great penance ,
Ladies with narrow waist who were given to art of dancing ,
Sobbed and wailed , “this world will end today” and ran away and hid themselves .
9190. That Ravana with lustrous burning fire and smoke coming out of his eyes,
Took his sword from its sheath and started throwing it aimed at the neck,
Of those emissaries who brought the bad news and fell with all his twenty hands getting tired.
9191. The fire of great hatred that was born in the mouth of Ravana ,
Which grew up in his breath, shown out from his eyes as flames ,
Made the people of the world say “This fire which covers the world was born today.”
9192, Making Adisesha with his hood and the earth which was being carried by him,
Getting transferred to right and left and makng it suffer , Ravana got down from his seat,
Lay down on the earth , with a suffering body like the suffering sea which produced poison.
9193. Due to the outburst of cruel anger which was like ,
As well as the sorrow due to love for the son appearing alternatively ,
The twenty eyes of Ravana which were like fire ,
Shed tears of sorrow like water poured out of a pot.
9194.The row of teeth of Ravana gnashed at each other making mountains break,
And producing sound like cloud during thunder , he beat with his palm ,
Making it appear that a huge mountain has burst and the ocean has overflowed.
9195.Ravana who had attained cruel sorrow like a spear introduced in a burn would,
Would say “Oh darling son” and then “Oh great son” , “Oh my father “ “oh my soul”.
And would say , “I who ought to die before you , alas, am still alive.”
9196.He would say further “Has not enmity ended for that Indra?”,
“Did the Devas who suffered due to us , shout with joy?”
“Did Lord Shiva who wears Karanthai flowers and Lord Vishnu,
Who hides himself in ocean of milk , forever got rid of their enemies?”
9197. “Earlier that Lord Shiva who applies sacred ash on himself and ,
Lord Vishnu who holds the divine wheel , were hiding in ,
The mountain and the ocean and did not come before you,
And now with no sorrow they will roam on the bull and Garuda respectively .”
9198.”Till now the great crowd of Devas and the aeroplane they travelled,
Were hiding themselves in all sort of places and never went back to their homes,
Did they again come out and join . taking the help of the victory of these men.”
9199.He would say “As per the words of these cruel emissaries ,
Being killed by a sorrowing man , my darling son has entered death,”
Then he would again and again call “Oh son, Oh son” ,
And seeing him not responding would start sorrowing.
9200.Due to great sorrow Ravana would get up , then sit on the floor ,
Would breath with effort , would cry pitiably , prattle some things by his mouth,
Would become famished , would develop sweat , would walk and then fall,
Would blink , would close his eyes, would rub the earth by his body , would roll , again get up.
9201.His one head would call “oh sir”, another would say “would I continue to rule?”,
And yet another head would say “ would the useless me , who paved the way,
For your death , continue to live in this world?”
9202.Ravana ‘s one head would say , “Would you not hug me by using ,
Your steel like shoulders decorated by sandal paste? And another would say,
“Oh great one who holds the bow, would a male be eaten by a soul of female deer.”
9203.”Another head would say “Did you not show your victorious roar to these men ,
Done after you showed your shield and prevented all the weapons sent by,
The blue necked one and the God who holds the wheel.”
9204.”Have you really died? I have lost you who was a help to me”
“Is the news of your death a deceit ?”Would you not come before me?”
With heart telling these and paining , he lay down,
For a long time alone and was babbling several things.
9205.”Would I be forced to see your freshly opened garland of Vagai flowers ,
Which was marked and given to you by matchless sages of great penance ,
When I saw you winning Devendra with his crown , being pecked by crows in the battle field?”
9206. Another of his heads told , “Oh valorous one , would the wives of Devas ,
Endowed with fish like eyes , shiver on hearing the twang sound of your bow,
Leave out their habit of feeling their Mangalya , whenever they hear your name?”
9207.Another head asked ”Oh son, who has matchless prowess, I thought that the God of death ,
Does not posses, sufficient strength to come before you and take away your life and so,
You would not be dead and I do not know now to which world have you gone ?
9208. Ravana who was calling Indrajit and wailing like this stood up,
And entered the battle field which was red like the golden colour red sky at deluge ,
Which can be easily reached as soon as one wants , to search for the body of his son.
9209. Devas and other servants went along with Ravana
Wondering within themselves what would happen,
To the state of all the three worlds due to anger of Ravana?
9210. The ghosts and birds like hawks which were eating the corpses,
In the battle field saw Ravana and some of them started crying,
And some saluted him out of love , some slept and some others ,
Removed the corpses of elephants so that a way can be made and hid themselves.
9211.Ravana who was searching for the body of his son went on rolling ,
The bodies of crores of crore horses , the bodies of strong victorious Asuras,
The corpses of elephants with masks and chariots ,
And searched for the body of his son for an entire day.
9212,With tears flowing from all his twenty eyes on his ten heads ,
That Ravana who had a heart burning like fire in which ghee has been poured,
Saw the hand holding the bow of Indrajit by his own eyes.
9213.Seeing the hand of Indrajit with shoulder armlet , quiver ,
Armlets and arrows and which was shining like a snake with cruel eyes ,
Ravana took it with his red hands and kept it on his head.
9214.Ravana who was breathing long, like the breath on day of death,
Hugged that hand on his mountain like chest , put it like a garland,
Over his neck , decorated his head with it ,patted his eyes with it ,
And he would smell it with his nose and would melt away.
9215.Ravana who found the hand of Indrajit , then saw his body,
Which was like a black sea .,. With his eyes shedding tears,
Like waves of a stream which were capable of ,
Covering the oceans with high sound making tides ,
Crying he fell on the body of his son.
9216.He put the chest of Indrajit hurt by rain of arrows,
On his own chest made wet by rain of his tears and then hug it ,
He would babble with his mouth .No one in this world,
Had attained as much sorrow as that Ravana did.
9217.He would take out the arrows from chest of Indrajit ,
He would cut them several times ,he would faint ,
Then he would smell the chest of Indrajit ,
Hug it and get angry thinking that ,
He would chew all the seven worlds and the Sun that day.
9218.That Ravana who stood without equaling the Devas , Sages ,
As well as all great ones started felling that “along with the trinity,
It would be better to destroy this world also.” With intense anger.
9219.Ravana not able to find the head of Indrajit , became greatly upset,
And being informed that it was taken away by that man ,
Became one who was struggling with greatly wounded heart ,
Sobbed and sobbed and opened his mouth and started babbling.
9220.”Was it easy for me to uproot the elephants standing in the stable directions,
And also the mountain of the God with eye on his forehead ?When those who ,
Took away the soul and head of my faultless son are alive ,
It looks like , I who am a base person is carrying my own soul.
9221.I burnt the ancient city of Alakapuri owned by Khubera and I also,
Put in fire that Amaravathi which is the home of Indra and made ,
All the worlds which was common to all as my property, but
Having seen the body of my son who wears honey dripping ,
Flower garlands frequented by bees being eaten by foxes ,
The food of dog which eats its own vomit is better than mine.
9222.”All those who were dressed for war and went along with my son ,
Died and did not return back but those two men along ,
With the monkey which is with them have not died,,
And in the battle field none of them have died,
Is there any more of that valorous life of Ravana?”
9223.”When your wives who are more pretty than Goddess Lakshmi ,
Who were the daughters of Gandharwas , Sidhas , Deva and Asuras ,
Whose voice is sweeter than the songs with Raga “Sindhu” come ,
And ask me , “Please show us our husbands “ and fall at my sides ,
What shall I mumble? Or Should I also mumble along with them?”
9224”.I who stood with great anger and after attaining full victory ,
Made all his wealth as mine and was capable to attain anything that I want,
And due to a lady called Sita who were suitable ornaments , lost that status ,
And with great sorrow reached a stage to do death rites to you ,
Instead of you performing the same to me . Is there ,
Any person in this world who is inferior to me?”
9225. After he told several such things , after calling his son very loudly .
Becoming pitiable and sorrowing , due to love carrying the body of his son,
He entered the city of Lanka making all Rakshasis crying and falling down.
The loud wail from those who saw it , filled all the ten directions.
9226. Among the number of ladies unable to bear that great sorrow ,
Some picked out their eyes , some cut their neck , some split their chests ,
And were taking out their liver , some were uprooting their toungue ,
Which used to sing music and some taking away their life , and they were all innumerable.
9227.Ravana carrying the body of his son without the head wearing the crown,
Who had huge shoulders and had conquered all their directions ,
Entered the city and those who saw it , with their eyes
Filled with ocean like water, shed tears of love and that went and joined the black sea.
9228. His wives who were Rakshasis and other ladies who were loving Indrajit,
More than their soul surrounded him , folded their tender hands above their heads ,
And fell on the ground like well made up dolls and rolled ,
And that Ravana from whose eyes blood like tears were coming out ,
Quickly entered the palace which was meant for the queens.
9229.Mandodhari the daughter of Maya with her opened hair tresses ,
Touching her legs , went on beating her breasts which like young coconuts ,
Being beaten by lotus flower , making people surprised to know that,
She also had a narrow waist apart from her hips to lift the rare ornaments ,
She was wearing and came there with a greatly upset mind.
9230.Mandodhari was keeping her hands on her head , walking as if ,
She was walking on fire on the floor with trembling feet,
Due to the sorrow filled heart caused by the great love for her son ,
Fell on her son like a peacock which was killed by a murderous hunter,
By sharp arrows falling dead on the mountain.
9231.She was not showing any sign of life , nor showing any sense reactions,
And with no movement in her body , leading to doubt that she has lost her life,
And then she sobbed but did not talk anything , she did not sweat ,
And after lying like that for a long time slowly she got back her senses ,
And started wailing softly with an open mouth.
9232.”In your youth when you were daily growing like the crescent of the moon,
Due to my great penance I was lucky enough to see you defeat Indra with your bow,
What penance did I do to see you as corpse without head? Alas.
Should I who do not have proper sensations , continue to live this unstable life?”
9233.”Oh Son, Oh handsome one , Oh my darling who was like , difficult ,
To get nectar , you were strong like the God of death , who had won over,
Lord Vishnu holding the divine wheel and Lord Shiva with an axe ,
Oh one among all the three worlds , Oh best one , Without seeing ,
Your lotus like face , would I continue to live?”
9234” ,In the age when anklets with bells used to make great sound,
In the young age when you were crawling and playing ,
You caught two lions and brought it to the mansions courtyard ,
And you made them angry by making them fight with each other,
And you ran away and escaped from them ,and would ,
I who has bad fate ever be able to see that play again.”
9235, “In the very young age when you called “”Oh uncle moon , please come”,
And fearing your order that white moon came to this world ,
And you told him, “do not be scared “ , carried him by both your hands,
And thinking that the stain on the moon was a rabbit and you were trying to,
Take it out .I want to see that play again , Oh son who is like an big elephant . Would you not get up”
9236. The deva maidens , Rakshasis , Vidhyadhara maidens who were ,
Having a face like the moon without stain and who were your wives ,
Must have made lot of passionate plays with their great love to you,
And possibly being tired are you sleeping on that flower bed?”
9237. “Would my son who has fought and won over the divine trinity ,
AS well as the three worlds , die being killed by a mere man?
And this is like saying That a dust went and kicked ,
The great Meru mountain and broke it. How strange?”
9238.”All those Rakshasas who were like an ocean of soldiers ,
Were burnt like fire kept on the cotton bag and all of them,
Died but never returned alive. Would the king of Lanka ,
After taking the poison , made using the nectar like Sita ,
Also die tomorrow ? I am scared, I am scared.”
9239. When Mandodhari wailed like this hearing that , Ravana ,
The king of Rakshasas , got angry thinking that “All the sorrow ,
Which came to us has come because of Sita who has a hip like Gold.
And I would kill that cheater who has a very hard stone,
Like heart with my sword” and he started running towards her.
9240. Seeing him running towards the place where Sita is there ,
Fearing that he is trying to decorate his head with a great bad name ,
Mahodhara with great courage fell at his feet and saluted him,
And said, “Oh king , Your fame has been destroyed “ and then started telling him.
9241. “ You have won all wars and have attained very great fame and,
As long as water exists, fire exists , the very long earth exists,
AS long as the sky exists , and as long as the name of wind,
Is heard in this world, you are going to gain a bad name by this act.”
9242. “If your sword that has cut the heads of Kalakeyas whose strength,
Is beyond power of estimation , which has cut the tusks of the white tusks,
Of the elephants of direction is used against ladies who have creeper like,
Waists and red mouth , that sword would due to shame ,
Lose its power and not try to kill them.”
9243. “If without hesitation you kill a lady of a great family ,
Who is doing penance , Lord Shiva who wears ganges, Lord Vishnu,
And Lord Brahma would say , “This one is suitable only ,
To be a Rakshasa and would clap their red hands ,
And laugh at you as the one who is low.”
9244.”Oh Lord born in the clan of Pulasthya and has undertaken ,
Blessed penances, Killing a lady is not the nature of the earth,
Nor is it a practice in heaven nor is it justice , nor is it practiced,
And it is also not permitted by those elders who follow Dharma.
And it is not a sign of prowess also , would you get upset ,
After earning this bad name which would never go away?”
9245. “If you cut and kill her today and later win over Rama and return back ,
To this ancient city , would you at that time feel mentally disturbed for her,
Whom you are going to kill today.”Oh king are you hesitating to kill one who killed your son?”
9246.AS soon as Mahodara told t like this Ravana put down the sharp sword on the floor,
And after getting away from what he intended to do and said,
“I would not come back here without the head of my son taken by his enemies
AS a token of their victory over him and also the heads of those enemies,
Please preserve his body in a difficult to approach flat tub of oil “
29.Padai Kakshi Padalam
Chapter on seeing the army
9247.His servants did that job and at that time the emissaries ,
Who had to bring the Rakshasa army from different places , came together ,
Saluted Ravana and said , “In your city of Lanka there is no sufficient place for the army.”
9248.Ravana who got up with joy asked “From where has this army come?”
And those emissaries who were holding their hands in salute over their head,
Said, “How can we see one place? Like the seven oceans where tides move about,
Has covered the entire world at deluge, for that army , which has come ,
On its own , even the entire world is not sufficient place to camp?”
9249.”Due to dust rising from the earth due to the marching of the enemy,
Even the devas who are walked in sky , walked on that dust and felt that,
They are walking on earth and that army which is innumerable like,
The raising clouds at deluge was looking pretty due to the dust ,
And walking towards the city of Lanka , have reached here.”
9250.”The clouds which cannot shine like the swords , which that army holds ,
Are not as black like its soldiers and the clouds cannot raise sound of thunder,
Like that army which plays on huge number of drums, and like that carrying ,
Weapons sharpened to a luster, along with horses , elephants and chariots ,
When that army did not find place to walk on earth , they walked on the sea ,
And because of this there is no comparison to them except the clouds.”
9251. “With army which cannot be destroyed coming more and more and surrounding,
It became like one world getting hidden in to another world ,
And the God of moon light and stars got scared and moved away from that place,
And even Sun God , getting scared left off the way that he was following and stood high.”
9252.”Through the huge open four doors of the city which stood like Meru mountain,
Touching the sky that army marched in to the city of Lanka and it is looking like,
The God of of death going to the big black sea thinking ,
That the earth cannot lift the burden and going to another place .”
9253.”Thinking that too much time is required to enter the city through the narrow door,
All of them climbed over the wall and it looked like all the black clouds of the world,
Came together , and that army reached the city of Lanka.”
9254. At that time Ravana climbed on the pretty tower and generally ,
Started inspecting that army and getting desire like an ignorant person,
Wanting speedily to see al the seven oceans together ,
He though he would look as per a method and see them separately.
9255.Like the water of ocean going from one direction to another direction ,
With great speed , that army was travelling towards Lanka ,
And the emissaries told for the sake of knowledge of Ravana,
Like those telling in detail about nature of God as told by the Vedas,
The origin and strength of people as per the order of their entry.
9256.”These people live in the island of teak wood and have come out ,
From the fire sacrifice done by the Rakshasas and by their illusion,
They had made Devas in stupor and they are best in doing illusion,
They have a tall body that touches the clouds “ said they showing one row.
9257.”Oh lord who has a long forehead, these people are from Durba island,
And they are the people who increase the power to Brahma and bring bad name ,
To the God of death and it was due to these people that,
The Devas who live in the sky lost their fame as well as wealth.
.They are the people who stand as personification of victory.”
9258.”These are the people who live in island of silk cotton trees and they are ,
The one who fought with Indra , the chief of Devas who do not blink ,
And destroyed his golden city and they have obtained boons from Lord Shiva,
Who holds the crescent of the moon on his red hair and they are short tempered,
Which rises up swiftly like fire in a very dry forest.”
9259.” These are the people from Andril (Krouncha) islands and as soon as some body told them that,
The meru mountain was the place where devas live forever, they uprooted that mountain,
And at olden time when they were about to put it in the sea, the Devas ,
Begged them with great humility not to do it and these valorous one did not do it.”
9260. “These are the people who live on the pearl mountains and when Shukra,
After losing his character, made passionate love to a maiden from family of Asura king,
Who had eyes like Kuvalai flowers , these people were born to him ,
And they are ten crores in number and drank and dried the ocean of milk in a few days.”
9261.”Oh God these Rakshasas who have sword like bent long teeth are .
The ones who live on Gandhamadhana mountains which is beyond ,
This black sea and where breeze wafts and they are innumerable ,
And are said to be born from the milky ocean along with halahala poison.”
9262.”The Podhiya Malai was called The Malaya mountain and these people .
Who were born there reside on an island in a sea because Lord Brahma asked them,
To live there because he was scared that they would destroy any place they live,
“Oh people who do not have destruction ., be pleased to stay here.”
9263. “Oh famous one , these are three handed ones who carry tridents and ,
Along with Musundi they also carry the wheel and a bow and are greater ,
Than Indra and they are lords of the seven seas where crocodiles live ,
And these people live in an island called Pushkara.”
9264.”These are the people from the big islands of Marutha trees and once,
As per the words of their great mother , they imprisoned , the God of death,
In the big Chakravala mountains which is beyond the seven worlds ,
So that his strength would get reduced and when begged by Lord Brahma they released him.”
9265.”Oh Lord , These people who have hands like Vetala as per the words of Brahma,
That, “Since the area of this great heaven is not sufficient area, Please go and stay,
In the Patala which is one of the seven worlds “ and they have come,
Here from Patala due to their love towards you.”
9266.”These people who have the colour of darkness are the sons of Niryathi,
The lord of the south west and their clan is equal to yours ,
And Just like Sun is great among the Devas , they are great among Asuras,
And If they do not get sufficient blood to drink they would drink ,
All the waters of the seven Seas and they are ,
Each capable of lifting all the seven great mountains,”
9267.”Due to Goddess earth seeing with love The Varaha incarnation ,
Of Lord Vishnu who hugged her , these were born and ,
They wear heroic anklets and to celebrate their victory ,
They have located their elephants whose rut never dries in the eight directions”.
9268.”These valorous and strong warriors who are standing here with horror filled eyes,
And great anger are the people who live in the Patala , under which,
There are no worlds and the Adhi Sesha with one thousand heads with hoods ,
Is remaining sleepless only because these people keep on troubling him.”
9269. “These people who are coming as a huge crowd with shining swords ,
And with their sword like shining teeth are people born ,
Out of the fire of anger of that Durga when Lord Shiva danced the oordhwa Thandava ,
To defeat Goddess Durga and are like good bothers to the Ghosts.”
9270.”These people who are appearing in the north holding bow in the hand,
Are ancient ones who were born when the sins were born , and they have ,
Eyes like caves in which lamps are burning which creates great fear,
And are cruel people who would eat even their mother when they get angry.”
9271.”These are the people born out of the fire that came out of the eye,
In the forehead of Lord Shiva with five heads and the people there ,
Were born to a lady who can be called the lady God of death ,
And were born as the root cause of cruelty in the ancient times.”
9272.”These people who are standing before us holding a spear ,
Are the people born out of the blood that came out of the body,
Of God of death when Lord Shiva kicked him and these are ,
Great warriors are those born before production of Halahala poison from sea.”
9273.”These are the people who are born out of the northern fire,
When the poison spit by Vasuki who was used as rope to churn the sea ,
Was put in it and these who are fat who have red hair ,
Which touches the clouds and are people born ,
When the matchless chariot made by Brahma was driven,
In to the tripuras and it was destroyed. They wear heroic anklets.”
9274.”Oh lord , these are not small insignificant people who can be ,
Separately pointed out as possessing some qualities and to think ,
And to tell about them as well as to tell the boons they got ,
Their cruelties and the penance they did to get those boons ,
Even one thousand oceans would be sufficient .”
9275.”Oh Lord who has got great wealth which even the Devas,
Would find difficult to get , even one person from this army ,
Can go and kill with their one hand that able monkey and those two strong ones,
And come back. What else needs to be told about them “
Said those emissaries and hearing that Ravana told.
9276. Ravana asked ,”Please properly estimate the number of people,
In this army and then tell me.” And then those mad emissaries told ,
That the number would be one thousand Vellam Army ,
And said this number seems to be smaller for such a big army.
9277.Ravana said to the emissaries “I would like to be near to them,
And tell them all the news that had happened here and,
Converse with them using sweet words from my mind,
And worship them according to their status and so,
Go and bring all the big commanders of that army here.”
9278.As soon as the emissaries informed the army of the order of Ravana,
All the army commanders who were spread like an ocean ,
Came marching from all the directions and sprinkled flowers
On the pretty feet of Ravana, and with one crown dashing with another,
One before another saluted Ravana.
9279.Then all those commanders as per custom saluted the feet of Ravana ,
And with great humility stood there Ravana invited them,
By saying “Let your arrival be an auspicious one” and asked them,
“Do your wife and children keep good health?”
9280.Those commanders to understand the intention of Ravana ,
Looked at him and told ,”You are a great leader with very big shoulders ,
And the boons that we have obtained are really great ,
Is it difficult for us to complete all the acts that are needed?,
WE have defeated the devas and made them run away,,
What is there for us to do here ?”
9281.” There is not a single one among , the ladies on your side,
Who are not upset and you also seem to be greatly sorrowing .
What is the reason for this ?Please tell “ asked those commanders
And Ravana then told them all the events that happened ,
Because of his great love towards Sita.”
9282. “Oh Lord , are those people who won using their arrows ,
Kumbhakarna, Indrajit and all the great asuras born in our clan,
Small men? Does their army consist of monkeys ?
Our strength seems to be great , great” saying this they all laughed.
9283.”You have called us here , not to remove the earth ,
From the head of Adhisesha , not for brining here the seven ,
Matchless heritage mountains with their root nor for ,
Taking the water by hand drinking the sea water and emptying it ?
Do you want us to go and fight with monkeys which eat flowers and leaves?”
9284.After saying this , they clapped their hands and laughed like thunder ,
And Ravana signing those Rakshasas who has shining silver like teeth,
Not to laugh like that , Vanni the king of Pushkara complaint ,
Asked “Who are those men? What type of strength do they have ?”
9285. As soon as Malyavan heard the words of Vanni , he came forward,
And told “I am capable of telling in detail all that has happened here ,
The strength of that men , the greatness of victorious monkey leaders who have ,
Come along with those men . So please hear.”
9286.” By one arrow of Rama , the Viradha with huge shoulders ,
As well as Mareecha died. Khara who had a body like a black mountain ,
Dhooshana , Trisiras who uses the lustrous spear and their,
Armies which were like a huge sea with tides within a Nazhigai period.”
9287. “You who are spread like an ocean know about Vali ,
Who used to cross all oceans like a storm and that Vali,
Who could lift all the seven heritage mountains ,
Was killed by breaking his chest by one arrow of Rama .”
9288.”What did you enquire after coming over to here?
Did not the ocean with tides get baked with the fire arrow of that Rama?
Did you know at least a little about it? When that Rama broke ,
The bow of Lord Shiva who keeps the Ganges on his head ,
Did not that great sound of breaking the bow enter your ears?”
9289.”In the border of this Lanka thousand Vellam of the army,
Of Rakshasas who were more cruel than the fire was destroyed,
Possibly it has filled up the city of God of death , All this was done,
By two people wearing sacred thread using two arrows only.”
9290.”Kumbhakarna who held the cruel bow for getting victory ,
The son of our king Ravana , great warriors like Prahastha ,
And other warriors died along with Indrajit and ,
Till today only me and Ravana have not died.”
9291.”There is an army called Moola (root/basic ) army and that is ,
Very wide and has a strength of three hundred vallam,
And you have come to help that army which is going to fight today,
And now I will tell you the proper nature of monkey army leaders ,
And their acts and also about that monkey army.”
9292.”One monkey came and set fire to Lanka which made great trouble ,
Rubbed on earth Akshaya Kumara who had great anger ,
Told its message as emissary and after making the Rakshasis wail ,
Crossed the respectable sea of army as well as the big sea and went back.”
9293.”For the sake of fighting the war closely they built a bridge using,
Mountains and did you not see on your way the bridge built by the monkeys?
The enemies have seventy Vallam monkeys with great prowess and one of them,
Within a second jumped to a place away from Meru mountain and brought the medicine.”
9294. “This is the nature of the enemy army . This enmity was due to,
A matchless lady called Sita , who has done great penance and is ,
Wife with uncommon sense of chastity . Fate created it ,
And let not those archers win but you yourselves win “
Saying that he completed the talk ,
BY saying that he has been telling about the talk of old people.
9295. Then Vanni looked at the king and asked , “What is the reason for you,
Not fighting the war in spite of death of all these people?” and Ravana replied,
“I did not fight because of the possible shame in fighting with monkeys and men”,
And then Vanni said , “If that is so , fighting with them would be our s duty.”
9296. “ The effort of this old man was to tell to free Sita and joining ,
With those men, But that is the act that should have been done in the beginning ,
And after seeing the death of Indrajit whom you love ,
If you now do it , it will only destroy your fame.”
9297.”Even if we release that lady , we would not wish for a cruel battle,
And get back all the dead warriors and what you are likely to get is bad name.
Except attacking the enemies and completely destroying them ,
Doing activities to bring peace would only lead to sorrow ,
And so our duty as of now is to enter in to the war.”
9298. After telling this those Rakshasa commanders looked at Ravana,
Got up and said “You be here , we would ourselves go and return ,
After drinking the blood from the bodies of those small men,
If we get ashamed and retreat , we would become a clan ,
Of people who do minor activities, ”saying this they went away.
30.Moola Bala Vadhai padalam
Chapter on the killing of Moola army.
9299. Ravana who had cut the elephant like Dhanavas , looked at the commanders,
And said,”I would go in one direction and cut the bodies of the huge monkey army ,
And drink their soul and you all go together leave out the monkeys,
And attack those two men Rama and Lakshmana.”
9300.When Ravana ordered like this they started , got in to their chariots ,
And those Rakshasa commanders merged with their ocean like army,
And seeing them Ravana ordered, “Now, nothing remains to be done .
Please ask The moola bala army to proceed fast in front of these.”
9301.After sending that huge Moola Bala army to attack and destroy Rama,
That Ravana who had destroyed the real fame of the Devas ,
With a desire to participate in war got in to a chariot with wheels,
Making the people of the three worlds whom he ruled ,
As well as the sages mentally upset, for fighting with the army ,
Which came with Rama of the colour of a flower went in a different direction,
9302. The announcers who never make any mistake in their duty,
Beating the pretty drums kept on the elephants ,
Announced ,”Oh army get up “ and then that Moola Bala army,
Which is spread all over the world which touches the sky ,
As well as directions speedily got assembled there.
9303.The oceans would exist within the limits of the universe and like that big mountains,
And all the beings of this world would also be within the limit of the universe ,
And Similar to that , in the Vamana form of Lord Vishnu, everything would get limited,
And unlike that would the huge forms of Rakshasas of this army be get limnited?
9304.Unlike those eating only Dharma and drinking mercy along with it ,
They are son in laws who practice war to which the smell of sin would be added,
They have a black heart , black like the clouds , have anger like ire to fire ,
Indicating which they have red hair and they are praised even by God of death.
9305,They using their long legs would push of the water of the ocean ,
And swallow the amount of fish that went along with Makara fishes,
They would hang on their ears the great thunders created by the clouds,
And tear the huge clouds and get dressed with them and they are very rough people.
9306.They in their mountain like legs were wearing clouds filled with mountain ranges,
Tied by huge snakes as anklets made of pure gold , had speed like the wind,
Raised by wings of Garuda which flies up to the other end of the sky ,
And have a gait like tied mountain like elephants with dropping and waving tusks.
9307.If they do not get sufficient flesh at proper time , they have that much hunger,
That they would put in their mouth huge elephants walking on the earth.
If they do not get cool water at the proper time when they are thirsty ,
They would rub the sky with their big hands and catch hold of cloud collections,
And would extract water from them and pour them directly in to their mouth.
9308.They would find out the sharpness of their spear by hitting mountains,
Like Mandhara and sending it inside those mountains , They would cure,
The itching of their body by catching hold of the moon and scratching their body,
And they would practice the fight by maces by lifting mountains which they can get,
Spinning and hitting with them and would make sound like thunder.
9309. Even if the spear is lifted in hand , or hit by the lustrous axe,
Or even if the shining sword, pretty cruel bow or victorious spear were held ,
Or even if they are hit by a big mace , they would defeat ,
The God of death, Lord Vishnu , Lord Shiva and lord Subrahmanya,
9310. If one needs to win one world , just one of those asuras had the strength to do it,
And if there is a need to win over seven worlds , two of those Asuras would be sufficient,
If they keep on roaming this world also would rotate with them ,
And if they come straight all the oceans would join and follow behind them.
9311.There were big elephants which were equal to the number of all clouds,
The number of chariots equal to the number of elephants, There were,
As many horses as the number of grains of paddy that has been produced so far,’
And the foot soldiers were equal in number to the number of beings on earth.
9312.If the bodies of the elephants , horses and chariots with these properties,
Is properly examined , the specialty seat for sitting on the horses and elephants ,
Ass well various other parts did not have any recognizing symbol,
Except that of gold and very costly gems,
9313. When this great army was proceeding to the battle ground making ,
Great joyous sound , the ocean with ebbing waves and raising waves,
Got completely covered up by the dust which was like powdered coral,
Raised by the marching army and it lost its natural black colour ,
And due to the flowing of rut water from the elephants , the sea also lost its salty taste.
9314.The doors of the city which allowed the Moola bala army to go out ,
Were similar to the divine mouth of the great Lord Vishnu who swallowed .Mountains , oceans
And all the worlds without damaging them and later spit them out.
9315. Unable to lift the heavy burden of the male elephants from whose cheeks
The rut water was flowing without stop , Chariots , horses , the dense formation of foot soldiers ,
Adhi Sesha with one thousand heads struggled and like the devas who ran away,
Not even able to see the Alahala poison when the ocean of milk is cuurned,
The monkeys unable stand in that place ran and stayed in the northern end.
9316. The place of seven seas surrounded by the big mountains in the horizon ,
Is the place to spread the net , the Rakshasa were the crowd of beasts ,
The God of death as well as Lord Brahma and the cruel fate ,
Were the warriors who hunt , the huge city of Lanka was the arena ,
And with all this the game of war hunting which is bewitching was continued.
9317.Was it the sound raised by the warriors? Or was it the sound made,
By the wheels of moving and shaking chariots ? or was it the sound,
Of trumpeting of the huge , strong and black elephants ,
Or as it sound raised by the horses? Or was it sound raised by ,
The musical instruments which has all these sounds. Thy all came near ,
And made the sweating universe break.
9318.The ocean of the army which was spread in all places had ,
The weapons which would be sent to kill the enemies as fishes,
The trumpeting elephants were its whales, it had the horses ,
Which dash and break on the shore as its tides, It had ,
Sound raised by the war drums and had the fearless big Rakshasas,
Were its cruel , angry and mentally upset sharks.
9319. That army of the Rakshasas who had shoulders like large pots ,
Due to their walking over the cold land covered by green grass ,
Which had been made slushy and slippery due to the flow of rut water from the elephants the land ,
All things got buried there and people of the army avoided it ,
And travelled through the sky and due to that ,
The three peaked mountain of Lanka did not get buried.
9320.The devas saw the heavens and then they saw the ocean
And then saw the top of the sky which was spread every where ,
They also so all the long directions and they could not see ,
Any empty space except this army and saw only the densely moving flags,
And then they were greatly scared , sweated all over and became upset.
9321.They doubted, “ have all the beings of the world except us taken,
The shape Rakshasas and holding innumerable weapons and are coming to fight the war?
If it is not so , have all the seven oceans with spreading tides ,
As per fate taken innumerable forms?”
9322. The devas due to fear trembled and started running and reached ,
Lord Shiva whose throat is covered with poison and asked him,
“Oh Lord , we do not know any place to hide after escaping from these Rakshasas,
If we don’t hide and disappear , they would take away all our lives and eat us away?
Who earlier knew the strength of these Rakshasas? Our strength has been destroyed.”
9323.”Even to kill one of these Asuras , even if one thousand Ramas come and fight,
For twenty four years without showing his back and standing stable ,
Nothing would still happen. Killing of an Asura is possible only after,
You get a place in the battle field and after becoming able to stand with stability there.
He is not going to get place and he cannot stand with stability and fight also,
Fighting can only be done , if he is still alive after seeing this great army.”
9324. When they devas appealed like this , Lord Shiva who had a neck of the colour,
Of blue sapphire said, “Your getting scared is sufficient till now and now do not get scared,
That Victorious Rama would win over all these Rakshasas and kill them.,
All these Rakshasas have been brought there by the matchless fate,”
9325.Seeing them emerging like huge crowd of snakes , with great anxiety,
The monkeys said , “”Today our strength has been destroyed” and like ,
Speedily running crowd of rats and the sea of crowd of monkeys ,
Greatly scared, without even thinking that Rama and Lakshmana ,
Who were victorious was on their side, started trembling and running away.
9326. Some of those monkeys who were running away escaped,
Through the bridge that they had built, some others started swimming and ,
Some others searched for boat and some others with their friends ,
Got drowned in the ocean and some others hid on tree branches,
And many of them entered the mountain caves.
9327. Due to being greatly scared , those monkeys told ,”This bridge ,
Which we built is now giving us life . WE would destroy it and depart so that ,
They cannot come following us .They may even kill us by coming,
Through the sky and kill us as they are spread in all the directions created by Lord Brahma.”
9328. Sugreeva the king of monkeys , Hanuman, Angadha and others ,
Unable to part with Lord Rama stood there without running away,
And all the rest of the members of the monkey army start running away,
They even crossed the ocean with tides and this was seen by the Valorous Rama.
9329.Rama asked , “where does this cruel army live? Please tell me, “
And Vibheeshana who was truly valorous one started telling in detail,
“These sea of Asuras live in all directions and in all the seven islands ,
And have come to Lanka as summoned by the Rakshasas of Lanka.”
9330”.They have come climbing up from the seven worlds below ,
And they are similar to the ocean which surrounds the world at deluge ,
And that which comes in front of them is the Moola Bala army ,
Of Ravana and they are cruel Rakshasas armed with swords ,
And there are no one who are like them anywhere else.”
9331.That Vibheeshana then saluted the divine feet of Lord Rama,
“All the Rakshasas who live all over this universe ,
Being pushed by their bad karma , have assembled here.
My brain tells me that all this Rakshasa army would die today.
I feel that strong fate is making them come here to die.” He said.
9332.Hearing this Rama with a smile as well as great anger said,
“Now I will show what is my valour and you would see ,
That this entire army would be destroyed in a second.”
And then addressing Angadha he said , “Oh strong and valorous one ,
Go and bring back all those scared monkeys who have run away,”
And Angadha went with great speed to do that task.
9333.AS per the words of Rama , Angadha reached the monkey army which was running away,
And told them, “Oh monkey warriors who are running helter-skelter,
Please hear what I have to say and still if you like running away do it,”
And then he neared them and those monkeys told Angadha ,
“We will not hear anything “ but due to his words ,
Only the leaders who command the army came back.
9334. Those commanders who came near mountain near the northern end ,
Of the ocean and Angadha asked them, “Thinking about what did you run away?””
And negating the words they said, “Oh Lord who rules over us , it looks like ,
That you have not seen those Rakshasas properly.? What do we ,
Achieve by giving away our lives unnecessarily ?”
9335.”Oh king have you forgotten all the sorrow and pain,
We had to suffer when the Rakshasa called Indrajit was alive ?
If we examine our present state , other matchless Rakshasas,
Are not inferior in their strength and they would fight with any body.
If all these Rakshasas are going to fight with us and
How can only those two holding the bow stop all of them with arrows. “
9336.”Lord Shiva who burnt the three cities and other devas ,
Who were supposed to protect the world, by giving boons to these Asuras,
Did not do protection of the world . Are these two people with a monkey army ,
Going to fight war with them and win over them? It seems impossible.”
9337.”For the past thousand crore deluge times Lord Rudra who destroys,
Lord Vishnu with wheel , Lord Brahma and Lord Indra ,
Went on going round and round these Asuras and if they have power to kill,
At least kill one of these Asuras by the power of their shoulders,
This victory would be greater than all their victories so far.”
9338.”Oh Angadha who is like our father , does these seventy vellam army ,
Be sufficient food for one of these Asuras?. Are we who are smaller ,
By form and strength ,having more strength than the Devas ,
Who have great power? Even if Lord Brahma who created the worlds ,
Carefully calculates , would our entire monkey army be anywhere sufficient?”
9339. “The chief of these asuras has ten heads and he has twenty hands ,
Thinking of which itself our mind goes in to a deep depression.
He is the only one with ten heads and twenty hands but ,
To each of those Rakshasas who have come today ,
There are thousand heads and double that number of hands ,
And their number is more than the number of sand in the shore of sea with tides.”
9340.”Oh lord, There was one Rakshasa who came here called Kumbhakarna and we did ,
Not have strength to bear the arrows which were sent by his hands ,.
You know well the cruelty of the war that he fought . Are there anybody,
Except the Devas who believe what we do is good?
And you also came here without realizing that you are alone .”
9341.The strength of Hanuman and that our king Sugreeva ,
The great prowess in arrow of those two , is not sufficient to save our lives?
There are fruits and vegetables to eat , there are caves to hide ourselves,
What does it matter for us if a man rules this earth or a Rakshasa ?’
9342. “Oh chief , only those who are alive can live with fame ,
As well as wealth . Only if we are alive , our relatives can be there,
Oh Lord , who prtotects us , you who should tell us ,
“ You can go from here” and bid us farewell , telling us that,
“You all please die by the Rakshasas” is not proper .
They said with a very depressed mind?
9343.Then the son of Vali looked at the face of Jambavan and said ,
“Oh Sir who is comparable to Hanuman, who learned Grammar from Sun ,
Who is the enemies of the lily flowers , , Oh very wise person,
Are you not the one who told us very early that this Rama ,
Is really Lord Vishnu who sleeps on the bed of snake ,
So that we would become greatly joyous.”
9344,”You would normally console people after understanding the circumstances,
And by your clear words you would clarify things to those who do not have clear wisdom,
And you a person like that , have now not able to tolerate the power of the enemies ,
Have you also became scared? If you are not bothered about valour and aim ,
But only bothered about your life , What will happen to your great fame ?
If those who are the chiefs are caught in the mouth of God of death ,
Would they also get reduced in their valour?”
9345.” We have now become scared and so we have also embraced bad name ,
Wherever we go in this earth , can we live without dying?
If the day of death appears before us , is not poison put in the mouth become nectar?
Would not that Rama and Lakshmana who have become dependent on us ,
Die if we do not stand in their support.?”
9346.”Oh great one , how did you, forget that the great Vali who churned
The ocean of milk when Lord Vishnu and the Devas could not do it ,
Was killed by just one arrow of Rama? Though you have seen personally ,
The sufferings undergone by the ocean in which fishes live ,
Possibly you still did not realize the greatness of Rama?”
9347.”Though against us several Rakshasas have come , does Dharma,
Stand on their side ? Have you in experience seen Dharma being defeated by sin,
Your moving away with them like a mad person ,
Is not suitable to your personality ,” Said Angadha and,
Jambavan who heard all that told the following words.
9348.For some time Jambavan got upset due to shame and then looked at Angadha and said,
“Oh hero with pillar like round shoulders, to see the large number of the very large bodied ,
Fearsome Rakshasas and after seeing to courageously stand there is an impossible job,
Even to the Lord Shiva with a blue neck? Have the monkeys who live a simple life,
By eating flowers and by nature stand bent committed any crime in that?”
9349.”When the Devas and Rakshasas fought with each other in earlier times ,
Was there any one whom I have not seen? Are there such cruel people ,
Among all the beings that exist in all the three worlds , are there people ,
With this much great prowess and cruelty? Is there any thing wrong ,
In getting scared of Death as well as Lord of Death?”
9350.”I had seen Mali and also Malyavan of those ancient times,
I had seen Kalanemi and I have also seen Hiranya ,I have seen the Halahala poison,
I have seen Madhu and his brother Kaidaba churn the ocean ,
Did any of those Rakshasas have the strength of these Rakshasas?”
9351. “They are people who have obtained boons from Devas and apart ,
From great strength they are also experts in illusion. Their number ,
Is much greater than the number of sand dust near the roaring ocean.
If we examine their mind, they are much more cruel that Kali age ,
They have hands which are experts in handling weapons and
When Devas themselves are scared to see them , for us ,
Is there any other option except falling with great tiredness?”
9352.” Oh Sir, Though our action has become like this , our not embracing death,
For the sake of those who have come seeking our help would give bad name to us,
It would push us in hell and so to escape from those , we would again return,
To the battle field , I have to tell you one more thing “How are we going to face ,
Lord Rama after entering the battle field?”
9353, From the olden times it is practice for those who lead a valorous life ,
To get victory or defeat when facing enemies, stand firmly against their onslaught,
And killing those who oppose us .That is only very proper .When things are ,
Like that , my mind wants to tell you another news, which would cause surprise to you.”
9354.”Oh sir , You need not get scared even a little ,Even if all of us go together,
And oppose those Rakshasas, we would not be able to destroy them,
Unless Rama who is lord Vishnu holding the divine wheel fights with them,
And destroys them, we will never get victory, If he does not get victory,
We will also die with that Rama “said Jambavan , who also told,
That it would not bring them fame by going away from the battle field.
9355.”When that dense army is standing , why are we standing away .By coming away ,
We have come with extremely bad name .This is sufficient and we would go back,”
Deciding like this all the monkey chiefs returned back along with Angadha ,
And Rama seeing that cruel Rakshasa army which came to oppose them,
Started telling his brother Lakshmana as follows .
9356,”Oh brother , though these are Rakshasas, regardless of their number,
As soon as I take my bow they would have the nature of getting defeated ,
And destroyed like cotton falling in fire . Do you not know this :
No thought arises in my mind that anything ,
Can create road blocks for winning against my fighting prowess.”
9357.”The warriors in the monkey army , worrying that there is no one ,
To protect them , without any other place to go may go back to their own places ,
Till I completely destroy by cutting their heads and return back ,
Please see to it that the Rakshasas do not go near the monkeys, by destroying the Rakshasas.”
9358. “Oh valiant one , After ordering this cruel army to come here that cruel Ravana,
Who knows proper tricks , would go to the other side where monkey army is there,
And try to kill all of them and among the archers who else is suitable to prevent him?
Thinking of this state I am getting mentally upset.”
9359. “Along with Hanuman and Sugreeva , the king of monkeys you speedily ,
Depart from here .If you delay thinking that I would be alone ,
We would get defeated in this great battle “said Rama and Lakshmana ,
Who heard all that started replying .,”
9360.Lakshmana said,” Lord , that is the proper action to be done and not only that,
Because the Rakshas army is like this , Like the Devas , keeping our hand in our head,
Avoiding watching your prowess in using the golden bow of yours , from outside
What great help can we all do to you?”
9361.When telling like this Lakshmana started going towards the monkey army ,
Hanuman looked at Rama said, “Oh Lord, without neglecting me thinking ,
That I am after all a monkey with less power , if you enter the battle field ,
Climbing on my shoulders, I think it would do you good and even if you do not do it ,
Me who is like a dog would stand besides you and ,
Would not part from you and do service to your divine feet.”
9362.Rama said, “oh Sir, Is there anything that you cannot do? If Ravana comes to ,
The side of the monkey army and start fighting with Lakshmana ,
Who fights with arrows , In that great fiend , if Lakshmana does not get your help ,
Oh strong one , is there a possibility to Lakshmana to achieve victory ,
And also would not our monkey army get destroyed?”
9363.”During the earlier days when we were fighting with Indrajit who had a pretty tuft,
My sending Lakshmana to the battle with him is because of you?
Did he not achieve great victory because of you , Oh hero of heroes.,
I am definite that Lakshmana will win only if he does not part from you.”
9364.”Please protect the monkey army and protect Lakshmana who is like ,
A young elephant who has followed me from that city of Lanka ,
And expand the heaven which is beyond this mind and this earth ,
Along with the culture of Vedas.” Said Rama and Hanuman,
Not able to reply him , Hanuman got up and followed Lord Lakshmana.
9365.”Oh Vibheeshana , you also go along with my younger brother ,
And clearly inform him of the acts of illusion being done by those cruel ones,
And protect our army so that we achieve victory and if you do not do this,
Bad results would emerge “ and hearing that Vibheeshana also went.
9366.Sugreeva who had the nature of thinking as per the words of Rama ,
Even before Rama told him followed Lakshmana and all people who saw it,
Thought that it was a proper action and went and stood protecting ,
The ocean like army of monkeys and Rama stood alone to fight,
With Moola Bala army and we will now tell about valorous deeds of Rama.
9367.Though the heart of Rama was as strong as the Meru mountain ,
It was also a sea mercy and on that lustrous chest, Rama wore ,
An unbreakable armour , and wore a quiver which does not get empty ,
Like the Vedas which were not been made by any one, on his back,
And Rama bent his bow and tied the string.
9368.That great Rakshasa army which had a circular dense formation was hundred Yojanas ,
Broad came and surrounded Rama and sent arrows and threw weapons ,
Making the Devas jaded and the dust that rose due to that war filled up the entire sky and shook it.
9369. All those Devas joined together and prayed “Oh our darling ,
Who is like our eye , who is like an armour to us lowly people,
Who has the colour of the ocean, , who is the life of Dharma ,
Who is the strength of all Brahmins, Can anyone else other than you,
Stand and fight with this Rakshasa army. Please complete .,
The aim of your incarnation .”
9370. The sages and all those who stand in the justice Of Dharma ,
Seeing the loneliness of Rama and the size of the Rakshasa army ,
Were not able to tolerate it and with tear filled eyes ,
Sobbing and with a shivering heart blessed him , “let all those ,
On the part of sin die and let that Lord Rama win.”
9371 Seeing that the entire army without leaving any one left in battle field ,
Gone from there with Rama standing there with stability ,
Without getting scared on seeing the huge Rakshasa army,
But busy in searching and sending cruel arrows to kill the Rakshasa army ,
Without going away from rules of heroism and firmly standing for the battle,
And due to this his victories would become greater and greater ,
They wondered , ‘How can what was said by Malyavan become a lie”.
9372. “The Lord Shiva who burnt the three cities had a chariot,
All the great Devas also posses steeds to travel and ,
Lord Vishnu who long time ago completely eradicated our clan,
Came with speed on Garuda but this one who is alone ,
And is coming by walk and standing before us.”
9373.Along with Chariots , Horses , elephants, lions , Yalis and others,
Those Rakshasas with body as huge as Meru mountain ,
And were standing spread much broader than the seven seas ,
And in spite of that how will save our lives and how will,
We escape from this man who calls “Please come for war.”
9374-9375. When those Rakshasas after shouting greatly and were ,
Getting prepared to attack him, the lord of Vedas Rama , who was like a male lion ,
Which was surrounded by several mountains , with ,
The crowd of Rakshasas going on increasing , took his bow ,
Which was like seven worlds and seven mountains ,
And which is suited for victory and when he tied,
Its ends with a string , the anger in the mind of elephants,
Of the Rakshasas completely dried off and their rut water also dried,
And the mouth of those warriors who did not run away ,
And stood there also dried, the horses lost their speed ,
The prowess and speed of those sword bearing warriors also decreased ,
And after this it it necessary further to tell about prowess of Rama.
9376. With the scared and confused horses running away with animals ,
Like lions , ghosts , the well built chariots with wheels termed as Chilli ,
Got broken and went further and the elephants whose trunk ,
Was hanging in front of them ran away from their trainers ,
Nearing them along with goads and trumpeted indicating great sorrow.
9377.,At that time that army faced several ill omens like ,
The throbbing on the left side and seeing this ,
The devas jumped with joy and when it occurred ,
The Lord of the Vedas Rama sent arrows which looked like ,
The lighting in the sky which have been straightened and made the Rakshasas sad.
9378. Rama went on showering arrows on the lions which came ,
Along with that army , on the foot soldiers , on the elephants ,
On the rocking horses , on the ghosts , on the warriors,
On the chariots driven by those warriors, on the cruel arrows,
Sent by those warriors and on their bows, making the mountain of dust ,
Increase more and more on that battle field.
9379. The great elephants fell down like the fall of the mountain,
The jumping horses fell like the red tuft of the Rakshasa warriors,
The huge flags fell like the arrows whose base has been cut off ,
The tusks of the elephants and bent teeth of Rakshasas fell like crescents of moon.
9380. Due to the arrows of Rama which were like the hot shower from the Clouds,
Of summer when the warm wind blows from all directions , increasing greatly ,
The elephants with masks , the victorious horses, the chariots lead by warriors,
And all the foot soldiers met their death and seeing streams of blood ,
Flowing from all directions, there was nothing pleasant to see for the eyes.
9381.When Rama sent arrows putting the clouds to shame , the open eyes ,
The bows , The spears , the swords and other weapons,
Their mouths which were spread all over the sky , the legs ,
Which helped them walk out of the battle field , their shoulders ,
Were destroyed in the place where they were standing ,
But the weapons and arrows sent by those Rakshasas towards Rama,
Did not do any harm whatsoever to Rama.
9382. The arrows which were connected to the bow , even before they left ,
The bow they were made in to pieces, Even before the Rakshasas took a sword to cut,
Their hands holding the swords were cut along with the sword, their speedily moving legs,
Were cut with immediate effect and when the arrows of Rama were doing like this ,
How can the Rakshasa warriors prevent those arrows and do any attack on their own?
9383. When Rama decided a particular thing as his aim to his arrows,
The arrows went there in hundreds again and again and made them fall,
And horses carrying those valorous Rakshasas who had decided to fight with Rama,
Due to the power of their boons fell down with their hoofs broken , with their eyes damaged ,
The seat on their back being cut , their chests being crushed ,
And except falling down dead , would those horses be able to run?
9384.If the chariots of the enemy Rakshasas decided to at least go slow,
They were prevented from proceeding further by the corpses ,
That had piled up in to a very tall heap and if they ,
Did not bother about it and went further , due to ,
The thousand arrows sent by Rama , they break in to hundred pieces,
And by this they only got depressed and what can,
Those sinner chariots do against Rama.
9385.Just like any strong one engaged in war with the elephants
Which guard the directions cannot go back with their life ,
The elephants of the Asuras who were standing with fame ,
With a cruel vision could attack their enemies , but fell down dead
As soon as the arrows of Rama rubbed against them,
Just like already dead ones ,What can they do against Lord Rama?
9386. If that Rama who had eyes like the lotus flowers in the pond ,
Sends one arrow, the arrows it generates could kill ,
One hundred crore souls, calculated Lord Brahma , who was born in a flower,
And is the Lord of the Devas and he would get perplexed by that counting,
Would the God of death who had come to that battle field ,
To collect dead souls , have the same speed as Rama ‘s arrows.
9387.Due to sharp arrows with their tips going and hitting,
The heads of those valorous Asuras were damaged in crores of crores,
And they after making fall the heads , without their speed getting reduced ,
Went and fell on chariots horses as well as great number of flags ,
And the battle field like a forest hit by thunders in the summer started burning.
9388. Those damaged spears a, swords and similar weapons went up ,
And due to great speed , went to the ocean with plenty of water ,
Got dipped , but due to their being hot they dried the water of the sea,
And tasted that water and due to this all the water got dried and all fishes died.
9389.That Rama who controls his enemies in the battle field , sent great arrows,
Which were like the arrows of Lord Shiva which burnt the three cities,
And went shining similar to water getting burnt and burst in to flames,
And the chariots burnt in such a way that the heads of those warriors burst in to pieces.
9390. With swords and spears held in their hand which were like big snakes ,
The shoulders of the Rakshasas throbbed and the huge heads ,
With folded mouth of those warriors who were starting war,
Sitting on the elephants , rolled like huge mountain systems ,
Which were hit by the lightning and had broken.
9391. That Lord Rama who rules with love , who rules the world,
Who rules the weight of sword called Nandhaka and ,
Who rules Valour sent one arrow and because of it ,
The fearsome Yalis , lions , huge ghosts and wolves ,
And along with it the warriors and hundred crores of chariots would be destroyed.
9392. In the blood that flowed like the sea of deluge, in that battle field which was ,
Full of dust , the chariots with wheels would get drowned ,
The foot soldiers would get drowned , The elephants with masks,
With their trainer on their top riding on them also got drowned, horses also got drowned.
9393.Those big heads which got cut from the body and rose up ,
Made the Devas move away under the impression that ,
They would stick on them and the head collections which were falling in all places
Just like the specially mentioned rains of stone ,
And the people of the world thinking that they will be hurt , sorrowed.
9394. Just like the rain at deluge which destroys all the worlds due to,
The row of arrows that were sent by Rama , the bodies of the lying Rakshasas,
Who lived densely in the sky reached the earth just like the water filled clouds ,
And just like aero planes flying in the sky by storm like winds.
9395. Some of the Rakshasa warriors would send weapons got from Gods,
And among them some others would send arrows which give out heat on the bow,
And some others would throw whatever they get and still others ,
Would lift several mountains and would try to attack with them,
And they would also rotate those mountains keeping them in their hand,
And then throw them, some others would catch those mountains ,
And reach the place of origin of the mountains and some others ,
Who do not have any weapon would shout insults at Rama ,,
Some others would chide and some wander about in the battle field.
9396.Like the black cloud of the rainy season surrounding the unfathomable sun,
Many from that fast moving army of Rakshasas would make war cries ,
They would go near the enemies and fight and others would fill up with weapons ,
Many would throw tridents , many would hide themselves ,
Many would see with their burning eyes and many would uproot mountains.
9397.All those weapons thrown , sent and held in hand were broken due to Rama ‘s arrows,
The chariots which went round , strong elephants and horses reached the end of their life,
The heads of Asuras with well grown tufts rolled down and like the Sun god ,
Moving away from the surrounding darkness , Lord Rama moved away from the Asura.
9398.The long arrows sent by Rama who belonged to the Kosala country where the farmers,
Harvest lotus flowers along with paddy , would break the armours worn by those Asuras ,
Who keep on speaking praise of themselves without end and also cut their bodies.
It will cut their bow, cut their heads , cut their strength , cut their job of killing ,
Powder the big stones continuously thrown by them , cut the trees they hold ,
Cut the hands holding them and if his arrows do this, who can stand before Rama to fight?
9399. The great Devas talked about only elephants losing their legs , tails, trunks , neck , the seats ,
On their top and their trunks and dying but did not tell how the mountain like elephants,
Lost their anger and lost the rut water which was flowing like rain ,
And did not talk anything about the acts they lost.
9400.Hundred crores spears were sent by the Rakshasas and the arrows which flew,
In to the sky were hundred crores .The elephants which were like mountains,
And which can kill were hundred crores , the chariots with wheels drawn by horses,
Were hundred crores and the person who destroys these hundred crores is but one.
9401. Those innumerable Rakshasas who had the ability to fight against the seven worlds ,
And who were all holding huge bows sent arrows similar to huge rain on Rama,
Who was alone and holding a bow and since Rama also caused a rain of arrows ,
Which can powder the arrows sent by those Rakshasas holding a bow ,
Their heads were cut off and their big mountain like body perished.
9402.Those Rakshasas who have been told to have the strength of one lakh elephants,
As soon as they were hit by one arrow of Rama , had a change in their valour ,
And their mountain like body folded and also thousand streams of blood was created ,
And the blood flowing in the battle field got mixed in those streams and ,
The angry elephants with rut unable to climb out from those streams reached the sea.
9403. One faultless and cruel arrow sent to a particular target would make,
Axes fall out , the mountains thrown by them getting powdered,
The weapons called Valai scatter and fall down ,
The weapons called Ezhu break and fall down , the spears break ,
The leaf portion of the raising trident damaged, the cruel elephants ,
With flowing rut break their bones , horses destroyed and chariots broken.
9404.The Kala (minister of god of death) and his emissaries who had come to take away ,
The soul of all beings of the earth as well as Naman(god of death), were ,
Wandering all over the battle field on their two legs and became greatly tired,
And after taking thousands of souls they did not go by their usual path ,
Forgetting their job.
9405.The series of elephants which were destroyed , horses which were destroyed ,
And the chariots which were destroyed , getting connected with each other ,
Went through the sky and became in to a very tall heap and even though,
They were heaped as corpses , due to the crowd of headless strong bodies ,
Started jumping and dancing , it appeared as if the corpses have become alive.
9406. Due to the Blood that flowed from the bodies of Dead Rakshasas,
Touching his divine body Rama who was a great archer ,
And who was like the black sun was appearing pretty like the Sun,
Eating away all the worlds and Who appears on the last day of deluge ,
He was also like Lord Parasurama who had taken dip in the blood of his enemies.
9407.Due to Lord Rama sending arrows which were like fire and the wind,
When the Rakshasas dies with their head being cut , others,
In spite of realizing this , without any diminishing in their valour ,
Faced the arrows eating away their souls through their wounds ,
With ebbing mental joy and the crowd of those Rakshasas,
Were similar to honey bees and Rama looked like a bee hive.
9408.Within a second the pierced bodies of Rakshasas , who were surrounding him,
Hit by arrows from his bow and they whose body was pierced looked like ,
Thorny fruit called Kazrchikkai and he with arrows which never miss their aim,
Made the chariots as well as speedy elephants of his hateful enemies ,
And made them bleed all over and buried them in the battle field.
9409.Many of them left away from their groups , many ran away,
Many suffered great pain , among them many continued fighting ,
Many got their body broken , many rolled , many got their body burnt,
Many who fell down on the battle field got up again and many among them,
Fell down again , Many got their liver outside their body, many lost their heads,
And all those who waged war against Rama had downfall like this.
9410.The bodies of those who wear gem studded globes , armlets worn,
On their shoulders and Ear ornaments resembling Makara fishes which were,
Shining like lightning amidst clouds as well as lustrous crowns ,
Pretty Kandigai , armour , Thilakas and others were all destroyed.
9411. The cruel Rakshasas saying he is in front, he is in back,
He is in the front of the row , he in inside the army formation,
He is on its sides , he is over our head , saw him everywhere ,
And wondered , “What is the greatness of his speed “
And like this Rama wandered all over in the battle arena.
9412.Though that lion like Rama who was holding strongly built bow , which was like gold,
Stood in the middle ocean like battle formation of the enemies ,
All enemy Asuras thought that he was in front of him ,
And he was like the shadow of his enemies who were like darkness.
9413. In the pit of the great seven oceans , in the seven worlds ,
Though the crowd of the army of enemies were several,
Rama understanding many of their cheating , many of their falsehoods ,
Of those born as Rakshasas who by illusion can hide their bodies,
Stood making one believe that he was not only within their mind,
But also outside their bodies.
9414.Without indicating the different kinds of wandering big armies,
When Rama went in side the Rakshasa army , not understanding it ,
By their knowledge , forgetting all his previous activities ,
The devas doubted whether that Rama had realized that he was the divine God,
And after realizing it , he has merged with the entire world ,
And has left away the responsibilities of his incarnation .
9415,With people thinking that he is the God who measured ,
All the universe , Lord Rama stood straight reached ,
Various corners of the battle field entering in the middle of the ,
Very fast tempest like cruel Rakshasas and broke them ,
And they fell like pieces of mountain falling on the earth ,
Or like huge trees and he speedily roamed showering arrows.
9416.Rama , who slept on the sea crossed , walked in between
The cool mountains of corpses of elephants in rut , tall chariots ,
The crowd of horses running with great speed , The Yalis ,
Who had clear perception , the lions which differed from each other ,
And the several angry warriors , covering the sky without any space.
9417, The cloth of flags touching sky , the elephants with ornamental seat ,
Due to being pressed by the arrows sent by Rama drowned ,
In the ocean of blood , just like they were great ships,.
9418.With hands wearing armlets , the shields with the job of destruction ,
Were broken and were lying all over and the heads decorated by Thumbai flowers ,
Were lying all over the battle field which had its own defects .
9419.Due to the sharp arrow from the quiver of Rama which was like,
A serpent from the ant hill hitting the ASuras , along with those who died with their head
Up to shoulders being cut in the battle field , their anger which gave beauty to them also died.
9420.The mountain like heads of those Rakshasas who had deceit in their mind,
Due to being hit by the heat , rose up separately and then came down,
It looked as if the goddess of war was playing , juggling balls in the sky (ammanai) .
9421. Teeth of the black Rakshasas who were wearing anklets tied by rope ,
On their legs ,were cut by the arrows of Rama and disappeared ,
In the stomach of elephants and it looked as if moon was entering ,
Inside the clouds on the sky.
9422.The bud like teeth of the victorious Rakshasas, and the tusk ,
Of the elephants whose water of rut has not dried ,
Were looking like the collection of young crescents which are scattered.
9423.Due to the constant flowing out of the blood from bodies of Rakshasas,
Which spread in all over the world surrounded by sea , those who live ,
Happily in the islands , climbed on to the top of the mountains.
9424,The souls within the body filled up the land of heavens,
And the oceans were filled with the blood flowing out of wounds of Asuras,
And the earth was filled by the big bodies of the Asuras,
And seeing the mastery of arrow, the eyes of Devas got filled up.
9425.The huge weapons held by the very angry warriors ,
Got scattered and due to blood which was carrying them,
Entering within them entered in to the ocean and cut ,
All water living beings and many of them died.
9426.Vanni the Rakshasa chief told , “Will a man standing alone ,
Have this much strength ?Can he destroy the army standing in formation alone?
Should we who are standing like mountains , with out any chance of victory,
Simply gnash our white teeth and stand without doing anything?”
9427.”Even before the arrows of this Rama falls upon us and press us,
If all of us together fall on him he would surely die,
Oh Rakshasas who look like descended clouds , possibly ,
You all are not knowing what to do are pressed in stupor.”
9428.” The thousand Vellam army which came to help our lord Ravana,
Being ground is approaching full destruction ,After reaching that state ,
What can we be able to do? So join together and jump on Rama “ said he.
9429.That huge vellam of army which rose with great anger ,
Went and reached Rama , surrounded him completely ,
And looked like all the clouds surrounding a lonely mountain ,
And sprayed on Rama several types of armaments.
9430.Rama then rained on them arrows and cut off all the weapons,
Thrown on him with proper aim and cut the chariots and elephants ,
Making them fall on the earth , cut the horses which jumped from the side ,
And completely destroyed the huge Rakshasa army.
9431.The bodies of dead warriors from which blood flows due to being hit ,
When they invited death by multi faced arrows which fly making sound from its tips ,
Made the ghosts dance with joy and was like light houses calling by flame of fire.
9432.At that time the lady earth was seen wearing red cloths made ,
By the huge ocean of fat mixed blood , along with application ,
Of red paste all over her body thus assuming the auspicious form,
Of being with her husband and was loking very pretty.
9433.Those seven oceans of salt , honey , toddy , curd ,milk , cane juice,
And water , now by the use of the matchless bow of Rama ,
Had become completely surrounded by water of blood ,
And so the talk of the seven oceans became an old news.
9434,The fixing of the arrow was only once and just by that one time,
Crores of arrows flew towards their target in that one time,
And that bow of Rama that day became like the crescent of that day,
And when would all those Rakshasas who fought die completely?
9435.Those who took the weapons , those who made sound ,
Those who threw weapons towards Rama, those who came together ,
Those who prevented with valour, those who tried to stop the coming arrows,
Those who came impatient with a feeling that the war has not been finished,
Those who fell on the earth , those who had come away from their siblings,
Those who speedily came like elephants coming alone ,
Those who were proud, those who were angry , those who were seething ,
Those who came near and sent arrows at Rama all were cut,
And were lying row by row on the battle field.
9436.The number of lustrous arrows sent in rows by Rama were thousand ,
And they were sent to destroy the target and they did not simply destroy .
Thousand strong enemies but they killed ten thousand people .
The speed with which they were sent the determination of Rama in sending them,
And due to eyes or the mind does not have any training , those Rakshasas,
Took their spears only meant for dying. Is there any other option for them.
9437. Rama tied the front army, the back army and army marching by sides ,
In to one unit , prevented even dust from entering in side it ,
And went on sending arrows like torrential rain and those arrows,
Not only took away the souls of those Asuras but reach the directions ,
Searched there for those Asuras who were beyond the limit,
Of directions in which the arrows were sent and they did not have any option,
But coming before God Rama and give up their life ,
Which would completely destroy enmity and then lead one to victory?”
9438.Those sharp arrows were similar to the fire at the time of final deluge ,
And the Rakshasa warriors were similar to the dried up forest ,
The mad elephants raining rut were similar to the mountains ,
The strong arrows sent by Rama of Manu clan were similar to nets thrown in the sea,
And the Rakshasas who were as wide as the ocean and dying together as a clan,
Were similar to the fishes in the sea full of conches.
9439.Rama became one like the storm that blows at the end of final deluge ,
And those Rakshasas who were fighting with him were like the breaking ,
Mountains which had turned in to the dust and Rama was like the ocean,
Of deluge, which reaches to all the seven worlds and destroy all the beings .
And those Rakshasas who torment all beings were like the beings at deluge.
9440 Rama who is the primeval reason for everything , was not only the beginning.,
But the middle and end and that Rama who brought everything to an end ,
Was one who is principle of time but those Rakshasas were the limitless moving ,
And not moving things who are destroyed at the time of final deluge.
Rama was like the Halahala poison that appeared from the ocean with sound ,
And those Rakshasas became the fishes of that ocean.
9441.Those Rakshasas were similar to those who do dishonest acts ,
Stealing the property of a great court and then tell false witness,
And became like the clan of those who had sinful mind but Rama ,
Who was equal to Dharma and became like an ocean full of poison,
And the Rakshasas became those who reached that poisonous ocean,
And lick it like those poor people during the time of famine ,
9442.At the time when that hundred Vellam of army was being destroyed ,
The ocean surrounding the Lanka and the city of Lanka , due to spread ,
Of blood everywhere , became one where a pit or a hill cannot be distinguished.
And not being able to understand which was the inner and outer wall of the city ,
The Rakshasa ladies who had eyes like an evil deer , became greatly upset ,
And their legs started unstable and they ran wailing.
9443.The Rakshasas who went away avoiding Rama again went near him and were destroyed ,
Just like the long broken mountain , the huge corpses were stacked touching the sky,
The blood that was flowing from their bodies developed a flow like a big ocean,
And reached all directions and the ten thousand crores of army commanders ,
Joined together and being unable to stop him they started fighting with him.
9444. Chariots, elephants in rut , Yalis which live on the mountain , the strong lion,
Were used to climb and move forward and the Rakshasa who were in them along with Weapons ,
Which were like clouds, thunders and huge fires went on raining arrows with great speed,
Which were sent properly aimed and thus they continued their fierce attack.
9445.Rama told them, “please come .Come before me and give me your great souls ,
And all other things” and after that he sent cruel arrows which cannot be stopped like,
Fierce lightning and like the ocean and Rama separately fought with each of those Asuras,
Who were undergoing the effects of their cruel bad fate.
9446. All those Rakshasas with enmity towards Rama neared him ,
And at that time destroyed all the arrows that were sent by Rama ,
They surrounded him and hid him and showered more arrows than rain ,
And so to say built a dam and due to masculine pride neared him,
Seeing this the Devas went and met Lord Shiva, saluted him and told him like this.
9447.”Oh lustrous God , all those commanders having a form thrice bigger than Ravana ,
Have neared Lord Rama and there is no numeric limit for them.
They have surrounded Rama , rose up , covered all the worlds ,
And chiding they have started destroying the worlds .While Rama is alone ,
And those Rakshasas are wiping away the victory that we wished for ,
Please tell us what is going to happen now” said they with a disturbed mind.
9448”.While the arrows sent by Rama are getting broken, on the way ,
The arrows sent against Rama are like a huge cloud and they have ,
Surrounded him on all his sides and have marched ahead and conquered.
Unless they are killed by a curse, those soldiers cannot be killed ,
By victorious weapons or by the foot soldiers carrying flags ,
And neither lord Vishnu who follows Dharma and you yourselves ,
Do not have the power to win over them” saying this they were perplexed.
9449.”Do not get scared and lose hope . Whatever may be the number of those Rakshasas,
They will all die like a cotton catching fire. This story has been continuing from ancient times ,
Even if poison wins over nectar, though Karma gets victory over the Good Dharma followed,
Though evil acts win, these evil people can never win over Rama.” Said, Lord Shiva.
9450.”Except for that Vibheeshana , only very few Rakshasas would be alive in future,
If a thing called “ mercy” exists , due to that Good Dharma would grow tall.
And from now on you need not become sad and search for caves to hide yourselves ,
Today in the day time that Rama who is a tiger whose aim never misses and ,
Who has Sugreeva the king of monkeys as his slave would kill all these Rakshasas.”
9451.When Lord Shiva told like this and Lord Brahma agreed to that , the devas,
Lost their sorrow and became normal and Rama sent arrows which were like divine wheel,
Which lead to victory and which were long just like torrential rain,
With very great speed and speedily killed all those Asuras ,
And arranged their mountain like heads as a very mega mountain.
9452. Those strong criminal Asuras surrounded Rama just like the ocean,
Full of Makara fishes but all of them died with their mountain like bodies,
Getting split and joined the heaven of heroes and ,
The town of Devas did not have any more space to accommodate their crowd.
9453,With their vey strong legs getting in to pieces like the lamp,
And with their strong heads also got cut , the bodies of valorous leaders ,
Fell on the dust of earth and their souls went to land of Devas ,
So that they can hug the chest of pretty ladies there and got pleased ,
And the horses on which they came got cut their heads and roll on the earth.
9454.In the oceans in which the tides return back , the empty land and the forests ,
And the destruction less land of the Devas , there was no place for the souls of
The Rakshasas, their heads as well as headless bodies , and flowing rivers of blood
And there were no place for any movement there.
9455-9457.When the war was going on like this , all the evil Rakshasa leaders ,
Who were fighting the war were completely destroyed and their army became weak,
And due to the hurt by buds from the rain of flowers by the devas coming with great speed,
The Rakshasa army started running away and their leaders with huge eyes ,
Which were spitting out fire stopped them saying “get back, get back”,
With a hoarse commanding voice and when they again drove ,
Along with the lions , elephants and horses towards Rama ,
Making the world deaf , splitting and making clouds fall down .
Destabilizing measureless and tall mountains ,
Making the world of Devas tremble and sent lustrous weapons ,
Which went along like lightning and with sound of thunder,
And with great sound blocked the way of Rama.
9458-9459. Rama the pretty one said, “pretty, pretty” and just like new guests,
Being received with joy with hospitality and love ,
Showered heavy rain of arrows which burnt like flames and made the enemies tremble ,
Which went broadly and when the Devas caused a rain of flower on him,
And the flags which almost touch the sun reached the end of directions ,
The angry fighting horses reached the enemy went near them,
The chariots with shining gems embedded on them went speedily ,
To fight with the great and faultless Rama and were like the golden Meru mountain.
9460-9462. Eagles , hawks with very big wings being hit by some of the arrows ,
Which were being hit by the shattered the chariots and followed different paths ,
The appearance of the shining sun became confused all the mountains of the world
Turned in to a slush and due to Rama ,
Who is like a very strong elephant with two hands wandering all over ,
The seven oceans which were far away came near and also wandered there ,
Many great mountains were greatly shattered , the melting hot planets in the sky ,
Changed their position , all the worlds shifted their position ,
Like the potter’ s wheel , making the crowd of ghosts , god of death , the strong bow ,
And the God of Dharma dance with joy and Lord Shiva , Lord Brahma , the lord of Devas,
Who uses the divine wheel , all the members of Deva clan along with the sages,
Danced and performed somersaults.
9463-9464.Who among the Devas and all those beings who live in the three worlds ,
Know about the result of this great battle? When the heads of trinity ,
Who are the cause of everything and who are the form of wisdom,
Started shaking , and the Vedas according to tradition praised,
“Oh Lord of Dharma , Oh Lord who is of the colour of blue lotus “
The single arrow which was sent by Rama aimed at the seven oceans,
Made the cruel elephants , horses and foot soldiers fall down,
And just like the hands of devas who knew about it , the legs of Asuras started spinning.
9465.The arrows which were sent by Lord Rama as if counting speedily ,
The marks of the wounds among the elephants , chariots, the horses,
Which were near them and the foot soldiers in the battalion of the army ,
Without a possibility of ending went inside that army.
9466.The strength of the Rakshasa army got reduced and due to,
The reduction in number , with an intention of going and hiding ,
When the Rakshasas were moving away Rama built a huge wall with his arrows.
9467. Those Rakshasas who were those who had won over all the world ,
And were like the great giants Mali , Malyavan and Kaidabha who was like ,
A huge mountain and others and who were wearing strong armour ,
Could not cross the wall of arrows made by Rama.
9468. The dead people were finally dead and departed and all those who were alive ,
Became extremely less in number and joined together in one direction,
Like the seven oceans drying up due to the northern fire ,
At the time of final deluge and becoming a small water body in some place.
9469. “Lord Shiva who burnt the three cities and Lord Vishnu who travels on Garuda,
And Indra the king of Devas who holds the well sharpened Vajrayudha ,
Were not able to reduce our strength , but this solitary man here ,
Is destroying the power of boons that we got from Gods, and also destroying our life span.”
9470.The Rakshasa army is of one thousand Vellam strength and each one of them,
Have the capacity to stop and fight a war even if the entire world opposes them,
But the entire big army which came to this battle ground and Rama killed ,
All of them using only one arrow , that too before , one tells “A”.
9471.”Even he army of devas in the battle ground would suffer untold sufferings ,
Due o this our army and would go round from the right side and go away,
But in spite of that this Rakshasa army in crores of numbers was destroyed ,
Just by one arrow of Rama and so we have decided to be not born as Rakshasas.”
9472.”Along with Brahma who created the world , lord Shiva who sits on the hill,
And others re assembled here but among the Devas who made joyous shouts ,
WE were not able to see Lord Vishnu, may be this Rama is him who is capable of illusions.”
9473.”Rama has killed more than one crore crore Rakshasas and
It may be also Padmam and it is now standing as one Vellam,
Just by being keeping quite and thinking what can be achieved ,
There is only one thing to do and think ” Said the Rakshasa commander Vanni
9474.”If we are scared , would we able to go and see the face of Ravana again?
Should we go on blaming ourselves? For attaining fame and to go near ,
A method by which we will not be born again , let us decide to leave this body.”
9475.,”Suppose we think about the ways of getting rid of this problem,
We are not in a position to cross this wall made of sharp arrows,
And so we all would join together and sacrifice our life” said he with certainity.
9476.Just like all the rivers join together for pulling down stable,
Mountains in to the ocean and just like insects rushing to fall on ,
The flame of the lamp , being pushed by their fate pushing them ,
Those Rakshasas having mountain like body,
Made loud war cries and surrounded Rama.
9477,Axe , raising mace , bow , plough , sword , kanayam , sharp spears ,
And all other such weapons were thrown by them on the body of Rama,
Who was like a tiger which was confined to a stable.
9478,The king of kings Rama took a great divine arrow called khandarpa,
And send it with great speed and that battle arrow which was like fire ,
Similar to adhisesha the king of serpents ,
And Garuda the king of birds proceeded and created great scare.
9479. And due to that arrow , arrows with the form of Shiva ,
Who burnt the three cities , some with three eyes , some with five faces ,
Some with form like flaming fire and some dipped in water,
With all of them and rising up to the sky , rose like a huge rain of arrows.
9480. Ten crores of Rakshasa kings and very strong Raksha warriors ,
Were completely destroyed making people say that within a second,
The Moola Bala army of Ravana with great penance was completely destroyed.
9481.-9482.They loved Ravana and used to protect the seven big islands,
All the directions , the Patala where the snakes live and different mountains ,
Which all needed to be protected and all other places , for his sake.
They were people who used to like to bead in thread the sun and the moon
Which go round the very big Meru mountain and wear them as garlands ,
And ones who have received the firm boons from Lord Brahma who sits on a flower,
And all these people came there to help Ravana.
9483. They asked the leader Vanni “If that Rama can achieve victory over one of us,
Properly, then in the terrible war he would also win over Ravana ,
Should we join and go together or go separately , shall we do a great war?”
9484.Vanni said , “we will all go together surround him with great speed,
And due to our strength ability in war , unless we fight ,
Surrounding him , we may not be able to win over him , we will not win,”
And all those very strong warriors said that what the ancient warrior ,
Suggested was good and started to obey his idea.
9485. Those Rakshasas who dared to do this way , made a loud battle cry,
Just like the unified sound of the seven oceans and booming the conch in a fearsome manner,
Making people say that the sky with lightning would fall down today ,
Slapping on their shoulders , they all came to fight in the battle,
What would happen to earth heaven and all the directions?
9486. Those Rakshasas made great sound and at that instant Rama ,
Who had destroyed their valour twanged his great bow ,
And the sound that was raised was similar to the blowing of the conch ,
By Lord Vishnu who by his golden feet measured all the worlds.
9487.Those top rated Rakshasas were several thousand crores in number ,
And were experts in using various types of weapons and would be able to use ,
Their weapons efficiently and they were also greatest expert archers.
9488.Those Rakshasa armies who did not like the worlds as the Devas,
Had only won victories in their life and were like the God of death who did not know defeat,
And were seen eating all beings and they went opposite to Rama.
9489.They who had twisted the elephants in rut and tied them in a stable,
They came separately and shouted like a huge thunder and instead of doing ,
One type of war , they engaged in several types of war and seeing that Devas got worried.
9490. Those cruel weapons sent to drive out the enemies from the battle field,
Burnt similar to the the fire with high flames and fire that was spit out from the eyes ,And rose up together and all the seven worlds due to entry of that fire burnt.
9491. The great sound of running chariots , the sound of chiding by warriors,
The sound made by belled garlands the sound raised by knocking of heroic anklets,
The sound of the twang of the bow got ready for the battle ,
And the trumpeting sound of elephants joined together and was heard.
9492Each of them who came before him were equal to Ravana,
And there were no worlds over which they have not one ,
And they were strong and knowing all this Rama went opposite to them.
9493. On those Rakshasas who were like the fire at final deluge ,
Rama sent strong lustrous arrows which were similar
To the terrible rain at final deluge and destroyed
The wheels and arrows which were sent by them.
9494.The lustrous arrows of Rama cut off the chests wearing garlands
Of those Rakshasas who came spreading great evil and ,
And like the Sun falling along with the places surrounding him,
Those Rakshasas were destroyed along with chariots they were riding.
9495. Due to those lustrous killer arrows, along with the fat coated teeth of God of death, 179
Continuously hitting, the strong hands of the Rakshasas fell along with the bow,
They were holding similar to the cluds appearing with thunder and lightning falling down.
9496. Those cut hands which fell along with arrow they were holding,
Which were falling in the ocean of blood ,
Were similar to the clan of angry serpents falling along with erect tree branches
9497. Like the clouds along with lightning which fell,
In the ocean which was encircling the ancient worlds,
The elephants with decorations on their forehead ,
Entered in to the stream of forward flowing blood.
9498. The lustrous swords which fell along with the previously victorious,
Rakshasas along with their right hand in the scented ocean of blood ,
Were like tuna fishes and due to the crowd of horses rising,
From it with trembling , it was like prawn fish.
9499.The shields which protect the warriors
Due to falling in the spreading blood,
Cut by greatly lustrous arrows ,
Were like the crowd of all the tortoise clans.
9500.The cloud like elephants which were carrying the flags with posts,
Settled in the sea of the spreading blood , just like ,
The masts of the ship damaged in the war by the heat.
9501. In the ebbing flow of blood, the pieces of fallen cut flesh,
From mainly the hands as well as legs , were like the ,
The spun lotus stems as well as the big rough flesh like the tuna fish.
9502.Those chariots which had wheels like the shining crystals,
Got destroyed and broke up and the falling wheels,
In the ocean of blood full of arrows were like ,
The moon which was greatly shining.
9503. Because Rama wanted to directly fight and kill Rakshasas
Who have unstable victory , whenever the bow of Rama bends ,
More than one crore of the heads of Rakshasas would fall.
9504.When the arrows entered the armour worn over striong chest ,
With their winged ends seen outside the armour making us wonder,
Whether ther is any more space left, it looked as if the pretty honey bees
Which had eating mouth reached the bee hive and were sticking to it.
9505.In that battle field over which eagles were flying ,
To kill within a quarter of the day the enemies ,
Who were occupying hundred Yojanas of space ,
Rama who was alone went on roaming with great speed.
9506. Due to Rama standing firmly again those who stand before him,
And by going and standing before those who were going to sides and killing them,
The Rakshasas felt that he was L reallyWith Rama constord Narasimha ,
Who killed the father of the boy who was extremely wise.
9507. Since Rama was speedily roaming about in the battle field,
He seemed to be every where and because of that the Rakshasa thought,
“He was here, he is here , he definitely is here” and sending arrows ,
From the bow which they use when they are greatly angry,
They later found out that he was not there and go elsewhere.
9508.They would tell within themselves , this is not night but day time ,
And without feeling that only one person was fighting with all of them ,
They would say “This is not a war of deceit , how can there be so many Ramas,
That their number is greater than the number of sand particles lying by the sea.”
9509.Each member of the Rakshasa army was as tall as the mountain ,
And the army of that one Ravana was only one thousand Vellam,
And except one Rakshasa killing another one in that battle field,
Did any one one of them succeed in killing that one Rama.
9510-9511 .”Rama is on the chariot , Apart from the horse ,
He was on the elephant with red eyes , He is on the big ocean,
He is on the earth and he is also spread on the sky ,
And he is in this battle field attacking us “ Making them tell like this ,
That son of the king was everywhere , he would go near them,
He would go away , he would wander about , he would not ,
Go away from our back, sides and near our body and
due to this the Rakshasas were upset.
9512.As and when the bells tied to the great bow of Rama ,
Gave rise to hard sound like “Gana, Gana, Gana
Te elephant with flowing rut and the horses were destroyed,
The huge chariots over which snow well were also destroyed,
The arrows sent by Rama split all the directions ,
THwe wide ocean was filled with slushy mud and ,
The eyes of the ladies of those tiger like Rakshasas shed streams of tears.
9513.When thousand elephants , ten thousand chariots , one crore,
Of killer horses and thousand commanders fall down ,
One headless body would stand up and dance and if one thousand,
Such headless bodies dance, one bell tied to Rama ‘s bow will make sound,
And on that day that bell constantly made sound for seven and half Nazhigai.
9514,That Rama who was like a matchless lion king along with his bent bow ,
Jumped and rotated whenever the Rakshasas who hold the weapons came before him,
And made the chariots of Rakshasas who went to heaven and the chariots of those ,
Fighting with him like the land which was the chariot he was riding.
9515.Though the bow that was fighting with the enemy was only one and though ,
The quiver was only one, the number of drops of rain of arrows was spread everywhere ,
And exceeding that number Rama’s faultless hands did the work of one thousand hands ,
And all those thousand hands together became his just two hands.
9516.The Rakshasas said, “What we see him as having only one face is a lie,
We now realize the real truth.. how can he with one face know all the acts,
Of Warriors numbering thousand vellam. It is also not true that ,
He has one thousand faces for there is no limit to his number of faces.
9517.If Lord Shiva with eyes on his forehead , Lord Brahma with four heads,
Decided to count the number of arrows being sent by Rama but ,
Since they were not able to count arrows which were going group by groups,
Became ones with taller shoulders with joy and told “Can it be counted at all?”
9518. Other devas were saying , “the army of Rakshasas is thousand vellam,
And suppose we consider Rama sends only equal number of arrows.
If we keep an account like this , it cannot be true because ,In the battle field,
The arrows required to cut one body in to hundreds of pieces is many .
Is is it possible for the victorious Rama to send so many arrows” said they with surprise.
9519. The sages who were standing at some distance told, “where is that,
Person of intelligence who can count arrows which came to each umbrella , each flag,
The people who were holding them , to the elephants , chariots and
Horses and which were sent by Rama and definitely say , “this is the number of arrows.”
9520.The arrows which followed the Rakshasas who were marching and hit ,
Them on their neck , on upper body , on lower body and on the skull,,
And looked like Lord Brahma took all the fetuses of his creations and churned them.
9521.Those remaining ten crores of warriors who were alive and armed ,
Made great sound and ran away to one side and thought “What is the need of ,
Getting defeated by him and losing our life? We would completely cover and mask,
Rama with weapons which we got from the devas and then they all rose up.”
9522.They joined together weapons like Narayanastra , and Agneyastra ,
And started against Rama with great speed..The crows of Devas shivered by fear,
The universes shook up and down , Rama seeing thes reactions smiled ,
And prevented those divine arrows by sending the same arrow.
9523. That generous Rama who knew that if he himself sends such arrows,
Those cannot be stopped by any one and the world will get baked,
In a fire similar to the fire at deluge and like earlier by sending ,
Countless crores of arrows, similar to his killing of Rakshasas earlier,
He made fall all their heads as if a mountain falls down as hit by thunder.
9524, The thousand vellam trong Rakshasas fel down dead on the battle field oitself,
And the generous mother earth , with her cruel burden getting removed ,
Went from ocean making great sound , rose up to one crore Yojanas distance.
9525.The devas ended their worry feeling we have done the job as per our thought ,
And Indra felt that he had achieved victory and wore Vagai garland anf became happy.
And the Vedas which had not been composed by any body got back life and rose up.
9526.All those who have mouth saw Rama , who have gave all his wealth,
To his brother as per the words of his mother , went to the forest with bamboos,
Due to penance done by devas and using the expertise in war ,
Removed the sorrows of all people , praised him and also saluted him.
9527.That lOrd Rama who stood there , who has completely destroyed ,
The Rakshasas who had red eyes like fire and who had flower like hands,
Being praised by the Devas and was like the Lord Shiva who had stain on his neck,
And who stood in the cremation ground full of ghosts m, foxes and large number of corpses.
9528. With this universe as arena , with the fallen Rakshasas as crowds of beings,
He was looking like another matchless form of his , which he takes on the day of final deluge ,
When for showing that he can create again he swallowed all the beings of the world.
9529.With the sorrow and pain caused by the war being relieved by the shower,
Of faultless flowers showered by the Devas who had got rid of their sorrow ,
As well as the sandal pastes, the generous Rama who did get killings ,
Went away from the battle field and went to the place ,where,
His brother Lakshmana was being opposed by Ravana.
9530.Like this we told all the happenings in the place where Rama ,
Fought with the Moola Bala army and now we will start telling about ,
The victorious acts of the monkey army which ran away at first ,
The acts of Ravana the king of Rakshasas who engages himself in cruel acts ,
And the act of fighting by the faultless younger brother Lakshmana