Thursday, October 24, 2013

Aranya Kandam 17-35

Aranya Kandam (contd)

The book of forests(contd)

17.Soorpankha meets Rama    and proposes to him

(Soorpanakha , the sister   of Ravana happens to meet Rama and is attracted towards him.  She tells Rama that she would like to get married to him.)

After taking bath Rama, Sita and son of Sumithra  went  back to their hermitage  in the banks of river Godavari.                                                                                                                                                                17.1
After reaching their hermitage Rama and Lakshmana  did the rituals  to be done before noon  and went inside the hermitage .                                                                                                                                         17.2
Rama who was worshipped by sages there  stayed happily there  and discussed with Lakshmana   regarding  diverse matters.                                                                                                                                 17.3
The long armed Rama sitting inside the hermitage    along with Sita , shined  like  moon good   sitting along with Chitra.                                                                                                                                                 17.4
When Rama was sitting there  curious to know about several  matters , by an accident a Rakshasi   came over to that place.                                                                                                                                               17.5
She was a Rakshasi named Soorpanakha , who was a   sister  of  a ten necked Rakshasa  and she approached near Rama who was like thirty devas.                                                                                       17.6
She resembled a strong armed man, had a chest like that of lion , eyes resembling lotus petals, with arms hanging up to her thigh , having a glowing face , was pleasant to look at , walked like  a mighty elephant , had matted hair , was pretty, looked like a strong man having royal traits , had  a skin of the colour of blue lotus , glowed like God of love  and as glorious as Indra and  seeing Rama  that Rakshasi was attracted with great passion towards him.                                                                                    17.7-17.9
While Rama had a pretty face , she had a horrible face , while Rama had a slender waist , she had  a big belly , while Rama had broad eyes, she had ugly eyes , while he had black pretty hair, she had copper red coloured hair, When Rama had  an attractive form she had  an ugly form, while he had a good voice she had voice like dog , while he was young she   was old ,she talks to the right and she talks to the left , While he was  well behaved , she had a bad behaviour  and when he was nice to look at , she had an undesirable form And that Rakshasi  caught in the throes of passion told as follows.                17.10-17.12
“Oh Rama you have matted hair , look like a saint  and is with  your wife  and are  also holding  a bow and arrow and with all this you look like a Kshatriya. Why have you come? Please tell me truth.”  17.13
The destroyer of enemies after hearing  these words of Soorpanakha , being honest in his thinking  started to tell  her everything.                                                                                                                            17.14
Untruth was not acceptable to Rama  specially in a hermitage that  too  in the presence  of women.
“There was a king called Dasaratha who was valorous like the devas  and I am eldest son and I am famous among the people with the name  of Rama.”                                                                                   17.16
“He is my younger brother   whose name is Lakshmana and he always follows me  and she is my wife who is the princess of Videha and she is called Sita.”                                                                                 17.17
“By the order of the king who is  my father and  my mother  and bound by Dharma and  with a view to establish Dharma  , I have come to reside in forest . “                                                                               17.18
“I wish to know about you. Please tell me who you are as well as where from are you. You do not look like a Rakshasi to me as you have pretty limbs.”                                                                                        17.19
“Please tell me truly   as to what  purpose  you have come here.” Hearing these words but overtaken by passion that Rakshasi said.                                                                                                                             17.20
“Oh Rama , be pleased to hear my words. I am  a Rakshasi called Soorpanakha, who can take any form that  I like .I terrorize everyone  and move about in this part of the forest.”                          17.21-17.22
“My brother Ravana who  is strong  is the king of all Rakshasas. He is valorous and son of Visravas  and I hope you have heard  about him.”                                                                                                               17.23
“My brothers are  the very strong Kumbhakarna , the soul of Dharma  Vibheeshana  who is a Rakshasa   and  the very famous heroes in war called Khara and Dhooshana.”                                                     17.24
“I came leaving all of them and as soon as I saw  you , I have approached you as my husband.”   17.25
“I am  having great powers and can move about where I like with my strength ,. Be my husband for a long time. What do you intend to do with Sita?”                                                                                      17.26
“Being ugly and deformed , she is not suitable to be your  wife, and since I am having a form like yours , you make me your wife.”                                                                                                                              17.27
“I will eat this deformed , unchaste ,  frightful fat bellied woman  along  with your brother  also.”
“After that seeing the peaks of mountains and forests  along with me , you darling can roam about this Dandakaranya.”                                                                                                                                              17.29
When told like this Rama laughed at that lady who had bewitching eyes and that  expert in conversation started   telling these words.                                                                                                                        17.30

This is the end of the  Seventeenth    chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

18.Lakshmana disfigures  Soorpanakha

( Rama directs her to  Lakshmana who redirects her to Rama. When Soorpanakha tries to catch hold of Sita, Lakshmana cuts of her nose and ears.  She  goes to Khara who is her brother    and who lives in Janasthana.)

Then Rama told  in clear  and lucid manner  to Soorpanakha who was tied up in the throes of passion, smilingly.                                                                                                                                                             18.1
“Oh lady , I was married to this woman and she is my dear wife  and to people like you becoming a co-wife   would be painful. “                                                                                                                                  18.2
“ There is my younger brother  who is  of good character    and also good looking. He is a gentleman  who is valorous and without a wife.”                                                                                                             18.3
“Though he is a youth , he has not been accompanied by his wife . He being good looking and very much matching to you , would be a proper husband to you.”                                                                              18.4
“And so broad eyed lady  , serve my brother as his wife .You being with  having this lips , without any rival wife , both of you would shine like Sun on mount Meru.”                                                               18.5
That Rakshasi  who was in the throes of passion thus egged by Rama like this  left Rama , approached Lakshmana   and told.                                                                                                                                        18.6
“With a blessed complexion and form  I would  be a suitable wife to you..You can have pleasure with me and wander all over Dandaka.”                                                                                                                        18.7
The son of Sumithra , who is an expert in conversation , after hearing this  from the Rakshasi , with a smile cleverly told Soorpanakha .                                                                                                                    18.8
“Why do you  want to become a maid servant to a servant by becoming my wife , for lotus eyed lady, I am a servant of my brother.”                                                                                                                        18.9
“Oh  Broad eyed one , oh woman  of pure complexion , Oh happy lady,  you are pure and sinless , it would be better if you become younger  wife of that gentleman,”                                                  18.10
“He will leave out that ugly looking , unchaste , frightful woman , whose belly is hanging  and would only be devoted you.”                                                                                                                                                   18.11 
“How will he , who is  having discrete  tastes , leave you , who has a very pretty form and a blessed colour  and  posses as wife  a mere human being . ”                                                                                    18.12
When Lakshmana told her like this that  horrible one with a drooping belly , without understanding  that those were meant to tease her , thought them to be true.                                                                         18.13
Then she who was passionate , approached the destroyer of foes and  who was difficult  to be faced by enemies , seated in the hermitage with Sita  and told him.                                                                         18.14
“You are holding to your wife  who is  an ugly horrible lady with a flat belly  and also an old  hag  and  not properly honouring me.”                                                                                                                                     18.15
“While you are watching I would eat   away this human wife of yours and I would be able to move about very happily with you without any rival.”                                                                                                        18.16
After saying this that woman with amber colures fiery eyes , angrily  leapt upon Sita who was fawn eyed like a giant meteor hurling itself   on the star Rohini.                                                                               18.17
Rama who was very strong  reprimanded her and after stopping  from  trying to fall in the noose of death  told Lakshmana.                                                                                                                                        18.18
“Oh gentle Lakshmana ,somehow   teasing seems to be inappropriate  to deal with this cruel woman  .Please see  that  Sita survives.”                                                                                                                       18.19
“Oh tiger among men, you should deform this cruel, unchaste  and intoxicated   Rakshasi  with a big belly .”                                                                                                                                                                   18.20
Instructed like this the very strong and angry  Lakshmana , took the sword which was by the side of Rama lifted it and cut off her nose and ears.                                                                                                18.21
That dreadful Soorpanakha , with her ears and nose cut off , made an ugly horrifying noise and ran away  by the way that she came.                                                                                                                                 18.22
That  bad looking very terrifying Rakshasi , being drenched in blood , thundered like a  cloud in rainy season and made various type of sounds.                                                                                                       18.23
That dreadful looking woman  with blood  dripping from various places , held her arms high , when she was shouting  and  entered the great  forest.                                                                                                  18.24
That disfigured one  went to Janasthana where Khara   lived surrounded   by many Rakshasas and fell down before him like  a thunderbolt from the sky.                                                                                     18.25
“Rama has come to the forest  along with his wife  and along with Lakshmana and he has disfigured   me  “, said the sister of Khara from whom blood was flowing.                                                                          18.26

This is the end of the  eighteenth     chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

19.Khara sends soldiers to capture  Rama

(Soorpanakha complains to her brother  about Rama,  and he sends fourteen army chiefs with her so that they all can be captured so that Soorpanakha can  drink their blood.)

Seeing his sister fallen there disfigured    and coated with blood , That Rakshasa Khara became very angry and enquired.                                                                                                                                              19.1
“Get up, tell me about your delusion and confusion and tell me clearly about who reduced you to this  ugly form .”                                                                                                                                                              19.2
“Who would hurt with his finger tip, the black innocent snake , with fangs full of poison   sitting nearby playfully?”                                                                                                                                                                19.3
“Who would tie the rope of death  on his neck out of ignorance or who would  dare to trouble you and  drink  the good quality poison?”                                                                                                                         19.4
“You are bold  , strong , do according to your whims and take any form as you like. Who lead you to this plight so that his death is imminent?”                                                                                                               19.5
“Which person among Devas, Gandharwas, Bhoothas and the great sages have  reduced  you to this ugly form?”                                                                                                                                                                      19.6
“I do not see anyone in this world who dares to offend me , even among devas , including the thousand eyed Indra who controls Pakasura.”                                                                                                                    19.7
“Now I will take away his life  from his body by fatal arrows like the swan taking milk from a mix of milk and water.”                                                                                                                                                               19.8
“When my arrows contact his vital parts , he would be killed and his blood like foam will  drench this earth.”                                                                                                                                                                       19.9
“Which flock of birds are going to eat his flesh , after biting and pulling it from his body , after I kill him in a battle ?”                                                                                                                                                               19.10
“Whether he is deva, Gandharwa,  devil or a Rakshasa, when that helpless man is dragged by me in the battle, nobody would be in a position to save him.”                                                                                    19.11
“When you regain your consciousness ,  you can tell me slowly   about that rude man who defeated in the forest and made advances to you.”                                                                                                          19.12
Hearing these specially angry words from her brother , That Soorpanakha   spoke these words  while shedding tears.                                                                                                                                                      19.13
“They are  two  very handsome young men  called Rama and Lakshmana , who are very strong, having broad lotus like eyes , wearing bark and hide of a black  deer , who live on fruits and roots , who are self restrained ascetics,  who are followers of Dharma and the sons of king Dasaratha.”                  19.14-19.15
“They like kings of Gandharwas and are with auspicious marks and I am not able to guess whether they are gods or men.”                                                                                                                                                19.16
“In between them is a young pretty  lady who is decorated by ornaments  and who is seen to have a slender waist.”                                                                                                                                                      19.17
“I have been made like this  by both of them and brought to the state of an orphan  for the sake of that woman .”                                                                                                                                                               19.18
“We should think of killing that woman in a battle   as I want to drink her foaming   blood  as she  is  a crooked lady.”                                                                                                                                                       19.19
“But my wish which  is going to be fulfilled by you is that I should be able to drink the blood of those brothers  as well.”                                                                                                                                                 19.20
When she  was talking like this Khara became angry and  he ordered  fourteen   very strong ones , each of them equal  to the God of death.                                                                                                                 19.21
“Two men , blessed with various weapons and dressed in bark and deer skin  along with a young lady   has entered  this Dandaka forest.”                                                                                                                    19.22
“You should go and kill them both as well as the lady of bad behaviour  and my sister   would drink the blood of all of them.”                                                                                                                                           19.23
“Oh Rakshasas , it is the dear wish of my sister that and by your own power  imprison them both  so that her wish is fulfilled.”                                                                                                                                             19.24
Having been ordered this way those fourteen Rakshasas  along with Soorpanakha  went to that place like a cloud in the sky.                                                                                                                                        19.25
But then those nocturnal Rakshasas  with sharp arrows were not able to  face the lustrous Rama , like a wild elephant is not able   to face the forest fire.

This is the end of the  nineteenth    chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

20. Rama kills fourteen soldiers of Khara

(Rama chooses to fight with the fourteen Rakshasas sent by Khara and kills all of them easily . Soorpanakha  reports about it to her brother  Khara.)

Then that horrible Soorpanakha   came to the hermitage  of Rama  and showed those brothers as well as Sita to those Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                         20.1
They saw the very strong Rama sitting in the leaf thatched hut  and also saw Sita , the princess of Videha  along with Lakshmana.                                                                                                                                           20.2
Then that gentleman Rama seeing those who have come along with the Rakshasi  told his brother Lakshmana blazing like fire.                                                                                                                      20.3
“Oh son of Sumithra , for a short time stay with Sita  inside the hermitage and I shall kill  those Rakshasas who have come in her way.”                                                                                                 20.4
After hearing those words  of wise Rama, Lakshmana  in turn honoured  those  words  of Rama.  20.5
Rama lifted that great bow which was decorated  with gold  and  tied that bow and told the Rakshasas as follows.                                                                                                                                                               20.6
“We are the sons  of Dasaratha and known as Rama and Lakshmana  and we have  entered this inaccessible forest Dandakaranya  along with my wife Sita.”                                                                   20.7
“We are self restrained ascetics eating only fruits and roots  and are the followers  of Dharma and are living in Dandakaranya. Why are you troubling us?”                                                                                  20.8
“For killing the sinners  and offenders like you in a great war  who are troubling the sages, I came well equipped  with all weapons.”                                                                                                                          20.9
“Stay here happily , if you are  not interested  in returning back alive  or else if you want to be alive, you may return.”                                                                                                                                                     20.10
Those fourteen Rakshasas , who were killers of Brahmins and who were armed with a spear   , hearing these words  became extremely angry.                                                                                                       20.11
“You have made   our great lord Khara    very angry  and you would fight with us   and would be killed in that  fight.”                                                                                                                                                      20.12
“Alone how you can  have the strength  to face many people  in the war? You cannot even face us and where is the question of war.”                                                                                                                       20.13
“When we send against you many spears with triple edge  and iron bars  . you will give up your life as well as the bow held in your hand.”                                                                                                               20.14
After saying those fourteen Rakshasas became very angry  and threw   those spears at him, who cannot be defeated.                                                                                                                                                         20.15
That son of Kakustha clan cut off all those fourteen spears by sending  individual arrows decorated by gold  and broke them in to pieces.                                                                                                                   20.16
Then that greatly lustrous one who was an angry man took fourteen arrows sharpened on stone  and which were shining like a sun.                                                                                                                           20.17
Then he took the bow stretched it and aiming at those Rakshasas and released those arrows comparable to the Vajrayudha of Indra.                                                                                                                                 20.18
Those arrows decorated in gold and having  feathers attached to them were shining speedily went and fell on their bodies  and shattered those Rakshasas on their  chest and drenched them with blood like the Vajrayudha of Indra going to the earth.                                                                                                    20.19
With their chest cut in to pieces and bodies drenched in blood , they fell  dead on the ground like  trees whose roots have been cut .                                                                                                                               20.20
Seeing them falling dead on the ground, the Rakshasi got very angry and being frightened  released a huge wailing sound.                                                                                                                                              20.21
With the little blood getting dried like the exuding gum of the Sallaki tree  which is cut ,she became frightened   and  after coming in front of Khara , fell down.                                                             20.22-20.23
Then becoming mad with sorrow , in front of her brother , that lady with a sad face , made great noise and shed tears.                                                                                                                                                     20.24
Having seen the Rakshasa falling in battle ,  that sister  ran round  her brother  and told Khara in detail  about the killing of those Rakshasas.                                                                                                                20.25

This is the end of the  twentieth      chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.
21.Soorphanaka  berates Khara

(When again   Soorpanakha goes to Khara , he jeers at her    and Soorpanakha  who is  angry , calls  him a coward   and a weak person and tells that   he cannot defeat Rama.)

Seeing her fall down again Khara   who got very angry  and told Soorpanakha ,spoke  in clear words about her unfortunate  situation.                                                                                                         21.1 
“Just now to please you I had sent, those valorous Rakshasas who feed on blood  as per your wish. Why are  you crying again now?”                                                                                                                                 21.2   
“They are my devotees and are always fond of me  and are my well wishers.  Even being attacked , they are not killed by  others  and they  never fail to carry out my orders.”                                                        21.3
“I want to know why are you doing this again? Why are you shouting “Oh Lord” and  rolling on the ground like a serpent?”                                                                                                                                         21.4 
“When I am standing her as a lord , why are you crying like an orphan? Do not fear, Get up, leave out that worry.”                                                                                                                                                              21.5
When that invincible lady was addressed like this by Khara , wiping out her tearful eyes , she told Khara.
“Since my ears and nose were chopped off, I came before you drenched in blood  and you also pacified 
me.                                                                                                                                                                             21.7
“You sent along with me fourteen valorous Rakshasas  to kill Rama, along with Lakshmana  so as to please me .”                                                                                                                                                              21.8  
“Those spirited ones went before Rama armed with spears and iron rods   and they were all killed in the war by sharp  arrows which split their vitals.”                                                                                                   21.9   
“When I saw those very strong ones fall on earth within a second , the great act of Rama   greatly frightened me.”                                                                                                                                                     21.10   
“Oh  mover at night, I am scared   as well as sad  and again  I had come to seek your protection, as I am always afraid.”                                                                                                                                                      21.11   
“Who will save me from this sea of sorrow , populated by crocodiles of distress  and  filled everywhere with waves of fear.”                                                                                                                                            21.12
“Those Rakshasas who live on flesh who accompanied me , were killed by  sharp arrows of Rama and fell on the ground.”                                                                                                                                                     21.13  
“Oh wanderer at night , if you have any  pity on me  and you  want to protect me , if there is any  Rakshasa who has equal luster like  Rama , go and kill that thorn for  Rakshasas by going to Dandakaranya.”                                                                                                                                                     21.14
“If you do not kill my enemy Rama now itself , oh shameless one , , in front of you itself, I will give up my life.”                                                                                                                                                                         21.15   
“Thinking with my brain, I presume that you cannot stand in war against the great Rama, even along with your army.”                                                                                                                                                  21.16
“If you claim to be a hero  and   do not have the strength  to kill Rama , a mere human being,  then your claim of hero is  a myth.”                                                                                                                                 21.17  
“Oh Rakshasa, oh blot to  our clan living in Dandakaranya  , if  you have power and brilliance like that of  Rama , kill him.”                                                                                                                                                    21.18
“You are  a weakling , you have very little valour  and you should quickly  go  away with your people from Janasthana. For what type of position are  you occupying here?                                                     21.19
“You would be defeated by the brilliance of Rama  and surely you would be destroyed soon , for that  son of Dasaratha ,Rama  is endowed  with great brilliance. and also his brother is greatly valorous as he was the one who disfigured me.”                                                                                                           21.0-21.21
That Rakshasi   with a big belly wailed  in several different ways  and she cried beating her belly  as she was very sad.                                                                                                                                                       21.22

This is the end of the  twenty first      chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

22.  Khara   goes to war against Rama

( After getting angry at Soorpanakha   and promising that he will kill Rama  , Khara marches along With Dhooshana , his commander and other  fourteen thousand Rakshasas to kill Rama).

When Khara   was put to shame   by Soorpanakha  in this way , standing in the middle of Rakshasas , Khara replied harshly.                                                                                                                                     22.1
“By the insults you have heaped on me , my anger  has become matchless  and like excessive flow of salt  water it is unbearable to me .”                                                                                                                     22.2
  “I do not bother about Rama  who is a valorous man of short span of life  due to his own bad conduct and now he will leave this world.”                                                                                                               22.3
“So  control your tears, get rid of your excitement , I will lead Rama and his brother  to the country of God of death.”                                                                                                                                                  22.4 
“ Oh Rakshasi ,I will kill Rama with a short span of life , today by my axe and you can drink his blood today.”                                                                                                                                                                22.5  
“Hearing the words that fell from the mouth of Khara, she was  happy and due to her foolishness, she again started praising her great brother.”                                                                                                    22.6   
Hearing from her earlier berating him and now praising him , he started talking to Dhooshana  his commander.                                                                                                                                                      22.7  
“Please get ready fourteen thousand Rakshasas  who are under my control,  who act according to my thoughts and who have  great speed in war.”                                                                                             22.8    
“They are also  of the colour of blue black clouds , dreadful, performers of cruel acts ,Torturers      of other people , strong and powerful.”                                                                                                            22.9 
“Oh soft one, get all those Rakshasas who are arrogant  like tigers, having big mouths, powerful , drunk with pride  and make them ready quickly.”                                                                                                22.10    
“Oh gentle one, quickly get ready my chariot , bows, arrows , different type of swords   and  Sharp Shakthi missiles .”                                                                                                                                            22.11 
“I would like to go in the front of these members of Paulasthya  clan who are experts in warfare to kill that Rama  who has  indiscipline .”                                                                                                              22.12   
When Khara was  telling like this, at that time Dhooshana  got ready a  huge chariot of the colour of sun  pulled by horses of variegated  colours.                                                                                                       22.13     
 Then that  Khara who looked patient  ,  mounted that chariot which looked like the  peak of Meru mountain, decorated with the pure gold, with gold wheels, studded with costly  gems. The carriage of the chariot was engraved with figures made of gold, like fish, flowers, trees, Sun, stars, flocks of auspicious birds, flags and swords, shining with small bells was yoked to good horses.           22.14-22.16 
When that Rakshasa  mounted his chariot    , other Rakshasas of great valour  along with Dhooshana  stood prepared to go.                                                                                                                                         22.17  
Khara seeing those great warriors  who were holding great weapons  and possessing dreadful shields  and also holding other weapons and flag  ordered them to start.                                                            22.18   
Then that Rakshasa army  who  were wearing dreadful shields, weapons and flag  started from Janasthana making great noise.                                                                                                                        22.19  
Those  fourteen thousand Rakshasas who acted  according  to  the wishes of Khara, took  in their hand maces, piercing weapons, tridents, sharp axes used in battle, swords, wheels, splinters, iron clubs, powerful spears, dreadful iron bars of giant size, bows made of bamboo, clubs and knives which were frightening to look at like the Vajrayudha  of Indra  and departed from Janasthana,            22.20-22.22  
Those Rakshasas of great valour   who were going speedily to attack marched forward and Khara ‘s chariot   also went  slightly behind.                                                                                                                 22.23
Thereafter the charioteer of Khara driving a chariot decorated in gold  and drawn by horses of variety of colours   , knowing the mind of Khara drove fast.                                                                                         22.24 
That Chariot of Khara , who was the killer of enemies  went speedily  filling all major and intermediate directions with great sound.                                                                                                                              22.25
Khara whose anger was progressively increasing made  horrible sound like the cloud producing rain of hail stones  and went speedily , like the god of death  and impelled the charioteer to go still faster .”

This is the end of the  twenty second      chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.
23.Bad omens  Greet Khara ‘s march

(Right from beginning Khara ‘s army saw very  bad omens. Though they were bad omens, Khara decided  on the war. Sages and Devas   assembledin the sky to see the war.)

A  fierce dark cloud  of the colour of donkey , rained dreadful inauspicious water of red  colour on the marching army.                                                                                                                                                    23.1 
Those great horses which can move with high speed which were yoked to the chariot , when they were travelling in the royal path  on which flowers were spread stumbled and fell down.                             23.2
When the Sun took its position on the sky , its middle part was dark  and the edges  were  of colour of blood   and it moved like a fire brand created  ring .                                                                                   23.3
On the flag flying on the golden staff , a very frightening  vulture with a huge body   settled   down.
Beasts and birds that live on  flesh , collected  in Janasthana in a harsh voice produced  different  wrong signals  and screamed.                                                                                                                                        23.5
The fearsome jackals running towards  light ,  giving out  very frightful sound indicated inauspiciousness to the Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                                23.6
The clouds looking like scattered mountains poured rain  of the blood red  colour  was fearsome and the sky looked different from normal sky.                                                                                                            23.7
A terrible darkness spread all over  and was frightening and produced horripilation , Even the four directions and the intermediate directions were not bright.                                                                       23.8
Even before the time for sun set , the twilight was red  appearing like a raw wound  and the wild animals and birds like Kanka birds, Jackals and eagles  produced   horrifying sounds  facing Khara  indicating their great  fear.                                                                                                                                                              23.9
Jackals  which appeared scared  ran  towards Khara screeching as if fire was  produced from their mouth. These ill omens  indicate inauspiciousness  and provided dreadful evidence of what is likely to happen.
The Kethu planet was seen at the end of Sun appearing like a rod of iron  and that great planet sun appeared  to be eclipsed on days other than new moon by Rahu  and it appeared it speedily lead   the sun to darkness.                                                                                                                                    23.11-23.12
Even before night fall the stars shined like fire flies , whish lead to disappearance of  fishes and birds . The lotus  in the ponds dried up   and fruits and flowers started falling from the trees.                   23.13
Without any strong wind , a brownish cloud of dust rose up  and the Saarika birds thoughtlessly started singing, “Vichi Kuchi.”                                                                                                                                      23.14
The thunderstorm accompanied by falling of the meteors  gave a sight of dreadfulness  and mountains and forests were shaken up.                                                                                                                           23.15
The left shoulder of Khara who was  sitting shouting in the chariot  , throbbed excessively  and being shaken violently his throat throttled.                                                                                                            23.16
While he was examining all over, his eyes were filled with tears  and his forehead started to have pains  but in spite of all this he did not return back.                                                                                              23.17
Seeing that great disturbance  causing horripilation , Khara laughingly  addressed all his Rakshasas and told.                                                                                                                                                                     23.18
“Though I see terrifying events boding calamity like a  strong and valorous man dealing with the weak, I do not take  them seriously.”                                                                                                                           23.19 
“Using my sharp arrows I can even bring down the stars  from the sky  and if I am angry I can even make  the death die.”                                                                                                                                                    23.20
“I do not want to return back without killing Rama   who is proud of his strength  and his brother Lakshmana , using my sharp arrows.”                                                                                                              23.21
“Let my sister become contented by drinking the blood of Rama and Lakshmana , due to whom this great conflict   arose.”                                                                                                                                     23.22
“I have never faced defeat in any war and all of you are aware of it  and you all know that I am not telling a lie .”                                                                                                                                                      23.23
“I can even kill  the angry Indra, the king of devas  riding on a intoxicated  divine elephant Iravatha  and armed with Vajrayudha   and what of  these petty human beings.”                                                      23.24
Hearing that great roar of Khara , the Rakshasas of the great army  became incomparably happy  though they were falling in to the trap  of death.                                                                                                      23.25
Sages, devas, Gandharwas , Sidhas, Charanas  and other great people assembled on the sky with  a desire to see  the war.                                                                                                                                        23.26
Those blessed people  who were assembled there spoke  among themselves “Let the cows and Brahmins associated with good people be safe.”                                                                                                           23.27
“Let Rama win over the clan of Paulasthya like Vishnu  , the holder of wheel won earlier  over the Rakshasas.”                                                                                                                                                           23.28
When those great sages were talking with each other on many more aspects and devas riding on their planes were eagerly waiting , they saw the Rakshasas who were nearing the end of their life.23.29-23.30
Khara  driving in a chariot went fast along with his great army and seeing that the Rakshasas also  travelled with great speed.                                                                                                                                23.31
Syenagami, Pruthugreeva, Yagnasatru, Vihangama, Durjaya, Karaviraksha, Parusha, Kalakarmukha, Methmali, Mahamali, Sarpasya, Rudhirasana, Mahaveerya, all twelve of them walked  along with
Khara.                                                                                                                                                          23.32-23.33
That army of Rakshasas , who had high speed, who were desirous of war  and who were very strong  marched with speed towards the sons of the king , like the garland of planets  march   towards Sun and moon.                                                                                                                                                                      23.34

This is the end of the  twenty third     chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

24.Rama prepares  for the war against  Khara

(Rama asks Lakshmana and Sita to hide in a cave and decided to fight alone . He also sees the bad omens which greet Khara ‘s army. He sees good omens. The army of Khara     arrives  and Rama is ready for the battle.)

Observing the arrival of Khara    who was coming with his evil valour , Rama also saw the omens of danger accompanying Khara .                                                                                                                               24.1
Rama seeing those dreadful events which were harmful   to the people and which creating horripilation due to fear  and which indicated mass destruction  Rama told Lakshmana.                                                24.2 
“Oh greatly strong one, please notice this   greatly disturbing events which indicate  disturbance and destruction of all beings including Rakshasas.”                                                                                                 24.3
“ The sky is covered with disturbing clouds of the red  colour of donkey , which are harsh sounding and which gives rise to rains of the colour of blood.”                                                                                              24.4
“The arrows which emit smoke are congratulating me for a successful war  and the bows decorated by gold is moving circularly.”                                                                                                                                      24.5 
“We are also seeing the birds moving  in the forest with chirping  , warning about the danger in front of us and the uncertainty of our lives  .”                                                                                                                  24.6
“Without any  doubt , great loss of life would take place  .Oh valorous one,   I find my shoulder is throbbing again and again indicating that victory is nearby  and that our enemies would face defeat. also your face looks bright and lustrous indicating our success.”                                                                 24.7-24.8
“Oh Lakshmana , while one prepares for the war , if one loses    the shine of his this is indicative of the fact that his life span would be reduced.”                                                                                                          24.9
“A great sound of the loud shouting  of the Rakshasas  is being heard and also we hear the beating of war drums by those Rakshasas  who do cruel deeds.”                                                                                  24.10
“When dangerous events  are  anticipated by a learned  man, he plans his activities in such a way that  the danger is avoided.”                                                                                                                                  24.11
“And so completely armed with bows and arrows  , take Vaidehi  to an inaccessible cave  covered by trees on the mountains.”                                                                                                                               24.12
“I do not desire you to disobey these words of mine  as this is the word based on the honour of my feet. Please  keep going without any delay.”                                                                                                      24.13
“Without any doubt you are valiant and very strong and  can kill all the Rakshasas  yourself  but I desire to kill these night farers myself.”                                                                                                                   24.14
When Rama told like Lakshmana armed with bows and arrows, took Sita with him  and hid himself in an inaccessible  cave.                                                                                                                                            24.15
When Sita and Lakshmana  entered the cave to hide themselves Rama said, “Great , a job is accomplished”,  and wore an armour .                                                                                                         24.16
When he wore that armour he was looking like a blazing fire  and in that darkness   he shined  like a smokeless fire.                                                                                                                                                    24.17
That valorous one  lifted up his great bow  and created a very great sound by the twangs of his bow  and filled all directions with that sound.                                                                                                                24.18
Then the devas , Gandharwas, Sidhas   and Charanas assembled there with a desire of seeing the war of that great man.                                                                                                                                                    24.19
Sages, great persons and the great Brahmarishis who have performed great deeds ,  assembled there and started  discussing among themselves .                                                                                                  24.20
“Let the cows and Brahmins who are the well wishers  of the world  be safe .Let Rama gain victory in the war over Rakshasas of the Paulasthya  clan like Lord Vishnu won over all the Rakshasas.”                  24.21
After saying this . they again started discussing among themselves. How will the war result when Rama who is fighting alone faces  the fourteen thousand powerful Rakshasas.”                                   24.22-24.23
Royal sages along with their followers, Sidhas, great Brahmins  along with great curiosity  as well as Devas on the air planes eagerly awaited there.                                                                                             24.24
Then Seeing Rama with great luster   waiting to  fight the war , all beings  were alarmed  with great  fear.
The form of Rama who acts without any stress  was incomparable and his angry form was similar to Rudra holding his Pinakini bow .                                                                                                                        24.26
Then the army of Rakshasas  raining majestic sound as well as dreadful shrieks carrying weapons  and banners appeared near to that place.                                                                                                              24.27
That forest was filled by  the roar of a lions made by some, twangs of bow  raised by some , the shouting of soldiers with each other , the sound of advancing army , the sound of proclamation , the sound raised from big drums  and the tumultuous sound of the forest.                                                             24.28-24.29
Being scared by that sound  the wild animals from that forest  got scared and ran away  to a silent spot without even looking back.                                                                                                                               24.30
The terrifying army  carrying   different types of weapons  and which looked like the majestic sea came  near Rama.                                                                                                                                                           24.31
The expert in warfare Rama  turned his eyes all over to see that army of Rakshasas which had come ready for the war.                                                                                                                                                24.32
With great anger Rama stretched his great bow and took out  arrows from his quiver intending to kill all the Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                                      24.33
 It was difficult to even look at the angry Rama burning like the fire at the time of final deluge  and seeing the luster emanating from him all the forest deities ran away from there.                                  24.34
When we see at the very angry face of Rama , it was like the face of Lord Shiva , who had come to kill Daksha.                                                                                                                                                                  24.35
Seeing the lustrous Rama standing at the top of the battle ground , all  beings , became scared and ran away  from there.                                                                                                                                                24.36
The army of the Rakshasas  with their weapons, ornaments and flags and with armours which shined like fire looked like a mass of blue clouds at time of sun rise.                                                                            24.37

This is the end of the  twenty fourth    chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

25. The war between Rama   and army of Khara
(Though the war was started by Khara , it was mainly his soldiers who fought against Rama . He killed and wounded most of them. Dhooshana encouraged them and the   war continued.)

Khara who came to the hermitage along with hiss  soldiers saw Rama , the killer of enemies   standing there angry and  holding the bow and arrow .                                                                                                 25.1
Seeing him, Khara after lifting the  bow and arrow  made a terrible sound and ordered his charioteer to go in front of him.                                                                                                                                                   25.2
As per the orders of Khara , the charioteer drove the horses  and made them stand in  front of the mighty armed Rama  standing alone armed with a  bow and arrow.                                                            25.3
Seeing him rush there , all those Rakshasas  roared and creating a big sound and  his ministers surrounded him.                                                                                                                                                     25.4
Khara who stood on the chariot in the middle of the Rakshasas, looked like the planet mars  in between the bevy of stars.                                                                                                                                                     25.5
Then Khara took one thousand arrows and sent them against Rama  of matchless power  and after assaulting him  he raised a  big sound.                                                                                                                25.6
Then all  the Rakshasas  in great anger sent  many type of weapons at  Rama , who was holding a huge bow and who cannot be defeated.                                                                                                                      25.7
Those Rakshasas  bent upon vengeance  threw at him,  hammers, spears  with sharp  edge , tridents, barbed missiles  , swords  and battle axes continuously.                                                                                25.8
Those very powerful Rakshasas resembling a huge cloud  created huge sound  came  with eagerness on chariots, horses, elephants looking like mountains  and ran forward.                                                          25.9
That group of Rakshasas inundated   Rama with their arrows , like the king of mountains  is drowned by  the rains from the great clouds.                                                                                                                         25.10
Rama surrounded  by those horrible    group of Rakshasas looked like Lord Shiva being surrounded by large number of Attendants during dusk.                                                                                                         25.11
Rama received the arrows sent by the  those Rakshasas , like the sea  receiving  waters  being showered by several rivers.                                                                                                                                                  25.12
Though being hit on various parts of the body by those terrible arrows , Rama was not pained just like the mountain  is not  hurt  even if it is hit by many thunderbolts.                                                             25.13
Rama being wounded all over  and bleeding   through all his wounds looked like  Sun surrounded by  clouds at the time of dusk.                                                                                                                                  25.14
Devas, Gandharwas , Sidhas and great sages  seeing that  Rama left alone was surrounded  by many thousands of Rakshasas became sad.                                                                                                              25.15
Then Rama became extremely  angry  bending his great bow  and released hundreds of thousands  of arrows  continuously.                                                                                                                                         25.16
Rama   sent those unstoppable and unbearable arrows decorated with heron’s fathers which  looked like   the staff of Yama  , going   straight to the aim  without missing it .                                                           25.17
Those arrows shot playfully by Rama easily pulled out the life of   the Rakshasas   who were enemy warriors like the noose of God of death.                                                                                                        25.18
Those arrows broke the bodies of the Rakshasas in to pieces and  made them drenched in their blood  and shined forth in the sky like  , they looked like the red flames of the burning fire.                         25.19
Countless excessively ferocious Rakshasas  died from the  fatal arrows emanating from the  bow  of Rama.                                                                                                                                                                   25.20
In the war  the arrows sent by Rama’s  bow cut  off  hundreds of thousands of bows, tips of flags, armours , heads , shoulders as well as thighs of Rakshasas,  and  also the thighs and trunks of the elephant.                                                                                                                                                      25.21
He also killed horses  yoked to the chariots decorated with gold  along with the charioteers  and killed  Rakshasas riding on  elephants as well as elephants , those who ride on horses along with horses , soldiers in the infantry , and sent them all to the abode  of death.”                                 25.22-25.23
After that,  the terrible and pitiable cries  of Rakshasas, who were torn and pulled  apart by the iron arrows  , was heard.                                                                                                                                 25.24
The army whose vital parts were torn apart by those sharp arrows  did not get any relief , just like the dried up forest attacked by fire.                                                                                                             25.25
Some very strong valorous soldiers armed with trident , sword and battle  axe faced Rama in the front and  threw those divine weapons at him.                                                                                             25.26
The strong armed Rama prevented all those weapons from falling on him  and took out their lives   by cutting of their neck.                                                                                                                                   25.27
Their broken heads , armours  and bows  were thrown down on the earth like  just as trees fell  by the blows of the divine Garuda.                                                                                                                       25.28
Then all those Rakshasas suffering intense pain  due to being hit by the arrows of Rama  ran towards Khara for taking refuge.                                                                                                                              25.29
Dhooshana after pacifying all of them , again brought them together and like the God of death approaching Lord Shiva , approached  Rama with great wrath.                                                          25.30
Becoming dependent on Dhooshana all of them became fearless  and returned to attack Rama carrying Sala  trees , palm trees as well  as stones.                                                                                               25.31
Some strong Rakshasas holding tridents , hammers in their hands  and some others  holding  bows together sent arrows and other weapons on Rama  , while continuously raining stones at him.  25.32
Again a  fierce war  which was dreadful , wonderful as well as thrilling  started  between Rama and those Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                                         25.33
They   who were angry advanced  on Rama from all directions and  they completely surrounded him in  four directions and four sub directions  and started   showering him    with arrows and sending  other missiles on Rama  and Rama made a frightful  great sound  and released the very powerful Gandharwa  arrow at them.                                                                                                                                      25.34-25.36
And then Rama released thousands of arrows from the curvature of his bow  and they went on filling   all the  directions.                                                                                                                                                  25.37
Those Rakshasas who were hurt by those terrible arrows  could not see due  to the speed, Rama taking them out  nor his sending but only saw him drawing them.                                                                    25.38
The darkness created by the arrows completely covered  the sky including the Sun  and it looked to the Rakshasas that Rama was not sending those   arrows by spewing them out.                                      25.39
The earth was by those who were falling at the same time, , by those who were being killed   at the same time  and those who fell were lying scattered  all over the ground.                                           25.40
Those Rakshasas numbering in thousands  who were killed had  fallen all over the place being cut in to pieces  and being pierced all over.                                                                                                                25.41
In that war Rakshasas  having been killed by Rama's arrows, the entire  land was filled with their limbs which were cut off, heads with head dresses, shoulders dressed with ornaments of different kinds and cut off thighs and knees; different chariots with horses decorated with streamers used as an insignia of royalty, best of elephants, different flags and garbs; with different types of weapons like tridents, swords, darts, battle axes scattered all over; with crushed pieces of broken stones and arrows dispersed over the ground was frightening to see.                                                                                            25.42-25.45

This is the end of the  twenty fifth   chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

26.Rama kills  Dhooshana as well   as army of Khara
(Rama killed   the valorous Dhooshana and all his army. He also killed the army chiefs   sent by Khara.)

When Dhooshana saw that his army is being shattered , he ordered  five thousand powerful  Rakshasas with great speed and who never retreated   to attack Rama.                                                                       26.1
They started showering tridents, iron rods , swords , rain of stones and trees, continuously  on  Rama from all directions.                                                                                                                                                26.2
After stopping  the shower of those  stones and  trees  which would be greatly fatal, that soul of Dharma sent   very sharp arrows at them.                                                                                                                       26.3
Receiving that   shower of weapons like a bull with closed eyes , Rama with great anger ,started killing those Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                                    26.4
The very infuriated   Rama endowed with great luster , with arrows  made Dhooshana    and his army  as ineffective.                                                                                                                                                          26.5
Dhooshana the commander in chief  who was the spoiler of enemies became angry  sent arrows which were like thunderbolts at Rama  and virtually countered the attack of Rama.                                          26.6
Then That Rama  with great anger using his bent and  great  bow  cut off the bow of that valorous one  and also killed his four horses.                                                                                                                             26.7
After killing those horses with his  sharp arrows  , with crescent moon shaped arrow , he cut off the head of the charioteer  and with three other arrows pierced the chest of that asura.                                      26.8
With  broken bow, with no chariot  with horses and charioteer dead , Dhooshana grabbed a mountain like mace , which was ornamented in gold , which was hair rising  , which had been used to  beat the army of devas , which had sharp spikes attached to it, which was saturated with enemy fat  , which was equal to Vajrayudha to touch and   which was used to destroy the towers of the enemy .        26.9-26.11
Dhooshana who was   a cruel Rakshasa rushed towards Rama holding that mace which was like a great serpent.                                                                                                                                                                26.12
That Rama seeing that Dhooshana rushing towards him, using two arrows cut off both his hands, which were ornamented.                                                                                                                                             26.13 
When his hands of  his were cut off that great mace fell in the battle field  and he with his cut off hands  looked  like the cut off flag of Indra.                                                                                                               26.14
With both his hands  strewn round him, the Dhooshana fell  on the earth like  a haughty gigantic elephant falling down when his  tusks are  broken.                                                                                     26.15
Seeing  Dhooshana who was killed in battle  falling  on the ground , all beings praised the son of Kakustha clan saying “great, great.”                                                                                                                26.16
When this was happening ,  three very angry chiefs of the army called  Mahakapala, Sthoolaksha and the very strong Pramadhi  ran towards Rama not understanding that they are running towards  death.
The Rakshasa Mahakapala carrying  a huge trident, Sthoolaksha  with an iron crowbar  and Pramadhi  with an  axe  came towards Rama.                                                                                                                 26.18
After noting those Rakshasas rushing towards him with sharp edged weapons , Rama  quickly  received them with sharp arrows as if one receives a guest.                                                                                     26.19
Mahakala ‘s head was cut off  by divine arrows  and using innumerable arrows he also killed Pramadhi  and both of them fell on the ground like a  very big tree  with its branches.                                26.20-26.21
Rama filled both the eyes of Sthoolaksha with many arrows  and with a flow of five thousand arrows , in a moment five thousand followers of  Dhooshana were sent to the place of God of death.                26.22
Seeing that Dhooshana and his army followers   were killed, the very angry Khara ordered his very strong  chiefs of army this way.                                                                                                                                      26.23
“Now you see that Dhooshana and his great   army have been killed. So now taking the very great army , you all fight with that bad   human being  and use all sort  of weapons and kill him.”                          26.24
After angry Khara spoke like this   his twelve army chiefs ,  Syenagami, Pruthugriva, Yajna satru, Vihanga, Durjaya, Karaveeraksha, Parusha, Kalakarmuka, Meghamali, Mahamali, Sarpasya, Rudhirasana who were very valorous  along with their army men advanced towards Rama releasing excellent arrows at him.
Then using his arrows decorated by gold and shining like a raging fire , that Rama who had great luster  killed the remaining army.                                                                                                                               26.29
Those gold tipped arrows looked as if they were  fires covered with smoke  and completely destroyed all the Rakshasas like a thunderbolt destroys  mighty trees.                                                                        26.30
With a single stroke he killed one hundred Rakshasas  with one hundred  arrows and similarly killed one thousand Rakshasas with one thousand arrows.                                                                                       26.31 
They fell down cut and broken  and stained with blood with shattered shields and ornaments  which were broken to pieces by the arrows .                                                                                                           26.32
The entire battle field strewn with  those by those who  have fallen with spread out hair , by those  who were drenched in blood  and by those who were cut in to  pieces made it look like a sacrificial alter spread with Kusa grass.                                                                                                                                     26.33
Within a moment that dreadful forest with the Rakshasas who have been killed  looked like hell whose soil has been soaked  with flesh and blood.                                                                                                   26.34
Those very powerful fourteen thousand Rakshasas were killed  by  Rama , a single human being standing on the   ground.                                                                                                                                                    26.35
Among the huge army only the great hero Khara  , a Rakshasa called Trisiras   and Rama   only  were left remaining alive.                                                                                                                                                   26.36
All the other greatly powerful , dreadful  and  unbearable Rakshasas    were killed   in that battle  by the elder brother of Lakshmana.                                                                                                                             26.37
Seeing that he has lost his army with great power in the battle  by  the mighty Rama who was alone , Khara got in to his great chariot and went  forward   like Indra who  has raised his Vajrayudha.        26.38

This is the end of the  twenty sixth   chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

27. Rama  kills  Trisiras

(Trisiras , the  army commander   of Khara  who had three   heads     was killed by Rama in a     tough  battle.)

When Khara was going to face Rama  , Trisiras , the Rakshasa commander of his army went near him and told him.                                                                                                                                                                    27.1
“Oh valorous one ,leave out  this needless adventure and assign the job to me and See the very strong Rama falling down in  the   battle.”                                                                                                                      27.2
“By touching my weapons , I take an oath   that I would kill Rama who deserves to die for killing all Rakshasas.”                                                                                                                                                              27.3
“For a moment , restrain yourself from fighting in this battle  and be a witness  for my killing Rama in the battle or my being killed by him,.”                                                                                                                       27.4
“If Rama is killed by me , become happy and go back to Janasthana , otherwise  if I die , you can then face him in battle.”                                                                                                                                                  27.5
Thus Khara was requested by Trisiras who was anxious to meet with death   and Khara gave him permission to fight  with Rama and told , “You  may go.”                                                                              27.6
Trisiras  who was a like a mountain with three peaks  got in to a shining chariot yoked with horses   and went to attack Rama.                                                                                                                                             27.7
That Trisiras unleashed multitude of arrows like  a very huge cloud  and produced fatal roar  like a dampened   drum.                                                                                                                                                  27.8
Raghava seeing that Rakshasa with three heads coming to him  shook  his bow and released very sharp arrows as retaliation.                                                                                                                                              27.9
Between  the great Rama and Trisiras a tumultuous war took place  and they shot arrows at each other and fought like a  strong lion and an elephant .                                                                                              27.10
Hit by three arrows of Trisiras on his forehead   Rama became angry and intolerant , and in a very agitated way told.                                                                                                                                                 27.11
“Oh this Rakshasa   who is greatly valorous  has  sufficient amount of strength that  by his flower like arrows my forehead is only scratched.”                                                                                                        27.12
Saying that , “You may now receive arrows from me, “, the very agitated and angry   Rama  released  from the string of his bow, fourteen poison like arrows and hit the chest of Trisiras.                             27.13
Then the lustrous one sent four arrows  which were well jointed  and hit the four swift horses    and killed them.                                                                                                                                                            27.14
He hit the charioteer with eight arrows and the very lofty  flag on the top of the chariot with  one arrow and cut it off.                                                                                                                                                          27.15
Then Rama hit that Rakshasa who was running away from the destroyed chariot   with  arrows on his chest and that Rakshasa became  numb.                                                                                                         27.16
That man of boundless strength Rama  with great ire  with swift and sharp arrows cut off the heads of that Rakshasa.                                                                                                                                                       27.17
Attacked by the arrows of Rama that one who travels during night  vomited blood and  when his three heads were cut off fell down.                                                                                                                            27.18
Those Rakshasas who were remaining  and who were under protection of Khara got greatly scared  by the tiger like Rama and retreated  and sped off like  a deer.                                                                        27.19
That Khara seeing his retreating army became angry , personally made them turn back and leaped on Rama like Rahu and Kethu try to leap on the moon.                                                                                      27.20

This is the end of the  twenty seventh    chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

28.Rama   fights with Khara in an individual battle

(The war between Khara and Rama is ferocious. Though Khara  succeeds  in   wounding Rama a few times, Rama destroys   the chariot of Khara and makes  him to come for a fight     with a mace.) 

Seeing that in the war Trisiras is also killed along with Dhooshana, Khara  was greatly shaken by the might  of Rama.                                                                                                                                                   28.1
That very strong Rakshasa   seeing that Rama fighting alone has killed  the unbeatable army of Rakshasas along with Trisiras as well as Dhooshana  and seeing his entire army has been killed   without  willingness  approached Rama like the Rakshasa Namuchi approached Indra.                                                      28.2-28.3
Khara pulling with all his strength   his  bow  he sent several arrows desirous of eating the blood  at Rama and they went against him like angry serpents.                                                                                     28.4
Sitting on his chariot  making a twang with his bow he released arrows  with both his  hands in very many directions , exhibiting   his skill of use of weapons.                                                                               28.5
That great warrior seeing Khara  filing up arrows  in all directions and sub directions , Rama also started filling   with arrows.                                                                                                                                                28.6
Rama filled the place with  unbearable arrows which released sparks  of fire , like the rain God fills the earth with rain, leaving no free space .                                                                                                               28.7
Due to the sharp arrows  sent by Rama and Khara the sky and all the surroundings were filled  with arrows and it appeared as if the sky is not there at all.                                                                                  28.8
Due to those  two who   were eager to kill each other , the arrows they sent formed a net in the sky and the sun was not to be seen.                                                                                                                                 28.9
With tubular arrows  with sharp point and arrows with the crescent end , Khara hit Rama  like a great elephant being hit by a goad.                                                                                                                             28.10
When the Rakshasa came riding a chariot holding a bow , all beings felt as if the God of death  had come with his noose.                                                                                                                                                     28.11
Khara  seeing Rama who has killed all his army  and was standing boldly , thought that  that indefatigable one  would be greatly tired  by that time.                                                                                                        28.12
Seeing Khara who was a resembling a lion , that Rama who walks like a lion was not  agitated like one seeing a petty wild animal.                                                                                                                                  28.13
That Khara who travelled in a radiant chariot like the Sun god reached near Rama like   a butterfly has  reached the fire.                                                                                                                                                    28.14
Then Khara due to the trick of his hand released the hand grip of Rama  from the bow with an arrow  fitted in to it ,  that he was holding .                                                                                                                 28.15
That very angry Khara  drew seven more    arrows that equaled the thunder bolt of Indra   and  hit the armour that  Ram was wearing.                                                                                                                        28.16
Then with one thousand arrows  he caused pain to Rama  and that Khara  made an extremely loud war cry .                                                                                                                                                                         28.17 
With those very sharp arrows that were released by Khara , the armour of Rama who was shining like a sun was completely destroyed  and  fell on the ground .                                                                             28.18
When those arrows hit him in all parts of his body , Rama became greatly enraged  and Rama of the clan of Raghu flared up in the war like  a fumeless flaming fire.                                                                          28.19
Then that enemy destroyer Rama , strung  the  bow string to another thunderously   great bow  and strung it properly to kill the enemy.                                                                                                                28.20
Holding that very great and auspicious  bow of Vishnu given to him  by the sage Agasthya , taking the choicest arrow    Rama rushed towards Khara.                                                                                               28.21
Using that   arrow with golden decoration and curved ends  , the very angry Rama cut off  , the war flag of Khara .                                                                                                                                                                28.22
The severely shattered  golden flag which was worth seeing  fell on the ground   as if  the sun fell on the earth due to the curse of the gods.                                                                                                                   28.23
That very angry Khara , who knew the vital points of the body to strike , hit Rama  on the chest with four arrows  an also on the other limbs like  one who would hit an elephant with the goad.                       28.24
That Rama hit by  various  arrows which were  released from the bow of Khara , became one with bleeding limbs  and became very angry.                                                                                                          28.25
That greatest among the archers , in that great war , took the very big bow  and sent  six arrows  pointedly directed.                                                                                                                                               28.26
He hit the head of Khara with one arrow , the hands with two arrows   and with three arrows with the crescent  ended arrows hit his  chest.                                                                                                               28.27
Then afterwards  he took arrows of great luster comparable to the sun  and sent thirteen of them with  the aim to kill the Rakshasa.                                                                                                                               28.28
That  very strong Rama who equals Indra in warfare  as if it is a sport in war  , send one arrow  to break the  yoke of  the  chariot of Khara ,  four on those dappled horses, one on the head of the charioteer of Khara  , three arrows aimed at the three parts of the chariot , two on the axle of the fragmented chariot , making in all eleven arrows.. With one arrow he cut off the bow of Khara    and with another thunderbolt like thirteenth arrow he impaled Khara.                                                                      28.29-28.31
With his broken bow , without chariot , with dead horses , with dead charioteer , Khara  hopped on the ground  , took a mace  and stood strongly on the earth.                                                                             28.32
Seeing the act of Rama who was a great hero  , the devas as well as the great sages  along with those sitting on the planes , worshipped  Rama with folded hands .                                                                   28.33

This is the end of the  twenty eighth    chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

29.Khara continues to fight with Rama

(Rama tells Khara     that due to sins that    he has f done to innocent sages he will surely be killed.  Khara tells Rama,  that  a valorous one should not indulge in self praise . Rama cuts off the mace  of Khara.)

Rama spoke softly  but firmly  and forbiddingly  to Khara who had lost his chariot and was standing with a mace .                                                                                                                                                                    29.1
“Though you  had a gigantic army consisting among other things  of  elephants, horses , chariots , you had done detestable deeds  and heinous crimes  in this Dandaka forest.”                                                29.2
“Those who cause sufferings to all beings  by doing ruthless deeds  , cannot stand up for  his own self , even  if he is lord of three worlds.”                                                                                                                      29.3
“Oh night walker ,  those  who are doing acts against all living beings would be killed  by everyone like a person killing a vicious serpent when he comes across it.”                                                                            29.4
“One who does sins due to avarice, passion, without thought  and with happiness , would see the results of his actions at the end like a  Brahmani lizard  eating hailstones.”                                                            29.5
“The sages who live in Dandakaranya are followers of dharma  and Oh Rakshasa , what results  do you achieve by killing them?”                                                                                                                                     29.6
“Even if the cruel people do some sin and are   hated by all the world   earn wealth and live lavishly , they would not last long   like a tree with dilapidated roots.”                                                                    29.7
“One who does sins will definitely get its horrible  result  at the right time , like  trees will yield fruits only in  the proper season.”                                                                                                                                         29.8
“Not  long after  a  sin is done, the  people would get  the results  like  the one who eats  poisonous food, Oh Rakshasa.”                                                                                                                                                         29.9
“I am the king who has arrived here  to stop  those  who do cruel deeds  of sin that   are  not at all liked by the old, Oh Rakshasa.”                                                                                                                                 29.10
“The arrows of mine decorated with gold would be released on you like the snake from the snake pit  and they after tearing you in to pieces will  re enter my quiver.”                                                               29.11
“Those followers of Dharma whom you have eaten in Dandakaranya would go first and  you along with your army    would go behind them to heaven.”                                                                                             29.12
“When I wound( Kill)  you with my arrows  in your hellish situation  , you would see those great sages  whom  you have eaten earlier riding in planes,”                                                                                            29.13
“Oh worst  member of your clan  , if  wish  make an effort   to attack me,  for I am going to toss  your head like the fruit of palm tree.”                                                                                                                       29.14
When Rama talked like this that Khara who was angry and had blood red eyes  replied  back to  Rama , laughing at him and  convulsed in anger.”                                                                                                       29.15
“Oh son of Dasaratha , after   killing some rustic Rakshasas, how are you praising yourself   when you are not praise worthy?”                                                                                                                                              29.16
“Those best among men who valorous and victorious  will not boast  like this , for they will not be proud of their valour.”                                                                                                                                                     29.17
“Oh Rama , those frivolous and undignified  Kshatriyas who are not perfect souls would  boast without meaning and  you   are  doing similarly .”                                                                                                         29.18
“Which valorous one would boast  of his lineage in the war ? I think that  the time when death is nearing is not  the proper time to praise  oneself.”                                                                                                    29.19
“Your idiocy which is for always  present in you  is clearly brought out by your praise of yourself , like the  leaf blade of grass  caught in fire seems to have  an image  of gold in it.”                                               29.20
“You are not seeing me here holding a mace but are seeing a big unshakeable  mountain with great many ores  supported  by the earth. “                                                                                                             29.21
“Me with only the mace is sufficiently capable of taking your life  in this war , like  the  god of death can take away the life  of all  just being having a noose.”                                                                                   29.22
“Though I have desire to tell you many things, I am not telling them now  because the sun is about to set and this would create disruption of the war.”                                                                                             29.23
“You have killed fourteen thousand Rakshasas and  by killing you , I would wipe out the tears of their wives.”                                                                                                                                                                  29.24
After saying this the very angry Khara who has great biceps threw the mace  , which was shining like a thunderbolt at Rama.                                                                                                                                           29.25
That shining mace after it was released from the hands of Khara , burning the trees and shrubs all round  was nearing Rama.                                                                                                                                              29.26
When that  great and dangerous mace which was like the noose of god of death was nearing him, Rama using several arrows cut it off in the sky itself .                                                                                             29.27
That mace split by the arrows fell on the ground like a snake that springs to attack  is made to fall by the use of the power  of chants and medicines.                                                                                                   29.28

This is the end of the  twenty ninth    chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

30. Rama kills Khara

(Rama kills Khara    and the devas and sages praise him. Lakshmana and Sita come out of the cave      to join him. And those three go to their hermitage.)

Rama who loves Dharma, after  breaking that mace  using his arrows, with a smile told these frustrating  words top Khara.                                                                                                                                                    30.1
“Oh wretched among Rakshasas, you have now shown all your strength to me and you are roaring like a lunatic   who does not have  any strength .”                                                                                                     30.2
“That mace  which made you talk  pompous words   has fallen to the ground after it was broken by my arrows  and thus your pride also has been killed.”                                                                                          30.3
“Your words that you would wipe away the tears of the wives of the dead Rakshasas, was a word of vanity of yours.”                                                                                                                                                     30.4
“Oh Rakshasa   who is debased  , having cruel character and who behaves based on lies , I would take away your life now like the Garuda took away the pot of nectar.”                                                               30.5
“When I cut off your head using my arrow  , blood would gush out along with froth and foam and the earth would drink your blood.”                                                                                                                            30.6
“With blood coating all over your body , with both your arms severed , you would sleep embracing  the earth like one who was trying to get an impossible lady.”                                                                              30.7
“Oh notorious Rakshasa after  you start that sleep of yours , this Dandaka forest will start supporting those sages who do not have any support.”                                                                                                      30.8
“When my arrows make Janasthana(place of people) in to the place of death by killing your Rakshasas, the sages would wander fearlessly all over the  forest.”                                                                                 30.9
“With all their relatives being killed the Rakshasis  who were scaring others  would run  away from here  with tear stained face , being pitiable due to fear.”                                                                                      30.10
“The wife of the Rakshasa  who was killed  must be from a similar clan like yours  and would be enjoying from sorrow  of others   so that their life is meaningless.”                                                                          30.11
“Since you are  atrocious in conduct , a cruel person and  one who daily kills Brahmins , apprehensive about you the sages pour the oblations  in fire with hesitation .”                                                               30.12
In the war when Rama was thus impetuously talking like this to Khara started to intimidate due to anger  and  started talking to him in a  braying tone.                                                                                                 30.13
“Even though surrounded by fear, you are a fearless man  and though under the grip of death you are haughty  and do not know what to speak and what not to speak.”                                                            30.14
“Those men  who are caught   in the noose of the God of death do not know what to do and not do and as their six sense organs cease to function.”                                                                                                   30.15
After telling like this to Rama, with raised eye brows due to great rage was searching all over for  something to be used as weapon   and  that Rakshasa  not far from there saw a very huge Sala tree .
Khara after biting his lips uprooted that great tree by his very powerful hands ,lifted it and threw it aiming at Rama shouting “You are now dead.”                                                                                   30.17-30.18
That Rama with great fame  cut that tree which was coming at him   by use of several arrows , experienced great anger and decided to kill Khara.                                                                                  30.19
With sweat covering him all over the body, Rama with his  eyes  turned red due to anger , using thousands of arrows pierced   the body of Khara.                                                                                     30.20
Due to those  arrows which had pierced ,  lot of   foamy blood started flowing from those wounds and he looked like the Prasavana mountain with large number of  waterfalls.                                             30.21
In the war being completely stuck by the arrows of Rama that Khara became like one intoxicated by the smell of blood  and started running quickly towards Rama.                                                                      30.22
Seeing him  approaching him in a highly agitated manner , hastening with every step  with  flowing blood due to the wounds made by   the arrows, Rama moved aside a little .                                                   30.23
Then Rama with an intention of killing Khara in the war , took out a fire like arrow , which looked like the divine staff of Brahma.                                                                                                                                      30.24
That soul of Dharma then took out an arrow given by Indra , the great king of devas, kept it on the bow and sent it towards Khara.                                                                                                                                 30.25
That great arrow which was released by Rama after bending his bow  , made a sound  like a thunderbolt and pierced the chest of Khara and he  fell down.                                                                                       30.26
Then that Khara fell on the earth burnt by that arrow which was like fire ,  similar  to Yama being burnt by Shiva in Swetharanya.                                                                                                                                    30.27
That Khara fell down like Vruthra killed   by Indra, like Namuchi killed by the froth of the sea  and Bala was killed by Vajrayudha of Indra.                                                                                                                     30.28
Then all the royal sages as well as the great sages  joined together  and happily worshipped Rama   and told him.                                                                                                                                                                 30.29
“Rama only for this purpose the great Indra who killed Paka , who broke forts and who had a great luster  came to the auspicious hermitage  of Sarabhanga.”                                                                                    30.30
“You were brought here by the great sages  by a clever plan for killing these great sinful  Rakshasas who are cruel.”                                                                                                                                                             30.31
“Oh son of Dasaratha , by the act that you have done here , the sages of Dandaka   would lead a pleasant life   and follow acts of Dharma.”                                                                                                                     30.32
When this was going on, the devas and Charanas  together , played great sound on the Dhundhubhi drum  and  joyously caused a rain of flowers on Rama making great sound.                                          30.33
“Within a period less than half an hour Rama with his sharp arrows killed fourteen thousand powerful Rakshasas  and also Khara and Dhooshana in a great battle. “                                                      30.34-30.35
“What a great act is the performance of Rama who is greatly learned .This efficiency and valour cannot be even seen in Lord Vishnu.” After telling like this all the devas   went back as they have come.   30.36
During this time the valorous Lakshmana  and Sita  came out from the cave and with joy entered the hermitage.                                                                                                                                                            30.37
Then the victorious Rama after being worshipped by those great sages  entered the hermitage and Lakshmana worshipped him there.                                                                                                                 30.38
That Vaidehi after seeing her husband  Rama  who has killed the enemies and brought  happiness to the sages , embraced him.                                                                                                                                       30.39
Seeing those Rakshasas who have been killed that daughter of Janaka  became happy and she was more happy  to see that Rama has done the right thing.                                                                                       30.40
That daughter of Janaka , seeing Rama who had killed the Rakshasas and  who was worshipped by the joyful sages , again embraced that one with a moon like face  and became very happy.                      30.41

This is the end of the  thirtieth    chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

31.Akampana informs Ravana  about death of Khara

(A spy called Akampana tells Ravana   about the  killing of Khara and his army. When Ravana wants to for a war , he dissuades him  and suggests that he abduct Sita so that  Rama would die automatically . Ravana  meets Mareecha who tells him all about Rama and sends him back.)

Speedily leaving Janasthana , Akampana , entered Lanka  and with great haste   told Ravana.               31.1
“Oh king, many Rakshasas living in Janasthana has been killed. Khara also has been killed in the war and I have escaped  and have come here.”                                                                                                                  31.2
Hearing that The ten headed one with reddened eyes due  to great anger and which looked  as if they will burn others asked Akampana.                                                                                                                       31.3
Oh Akampana who has lost his wife ,  who has destroyed the very pretty Janasthana? Who has   chosen the option of not returning  back to the world?”                                                                                              31.4
“Anyone   who displeases me cannot live happily , whether it is Indra, Khubera, Yama or even Vishnu.” 
“I am the god of death to God of death,  I can burn fire , I  wish to associate death  along with death according to dharma .”                                                                                                                                         31.6
“If I get angry I can burn even Sun and the fire by my great luster .I am interested  in stopping the speed of wind also. “                                                                                                                                                          31.7
Akampana saluted the very angry Ravana  and in a voice shivering with fear  begged protection from Ravana.                                                                                                                                                                      31.8
The ten headed one who was a great Rakshasa , promised protection  to him,  and that grateful one using very clear words  told.                                                                                                                                  31.9
“Rama the son of Dasaratha is a lad whose body is built  like a lion . He has round  and strong arms and shoulder like a bull.”                                                                                                                                             31.10
“He is a hero of great fame who is credited with matchless valour  and he has destroyed Janasthana    along with Khara and Dhooshana.”                                                                                                                   31.11
After hearing this from Akampana That Ravana who is the king of Rakshasas  , breathed like the king of serpents and  told the following.                                                                                                                       31.12
“Perhaps that Rama come to Janasthana along with Indra and all other devas? You may please tell, Akampana .”                                                                                                                                                           31.13
Hearing this reply of Ravana , that   Akampana  started telling about the strength and valour  of  that great Rama .                                                                                                                                                           31.14
“His name is Rama. He is greatly lustrous    and the greatest among those who wield the bow and he has very many auspicious arrows  and is equal to Indra.”                                                                                    31.15
“Lakshmana  is his younger brother  who has  great strength, bright red eyes , voice like a drum  and has a face like moon.  He has similar  appearance like Rama.”                                                                          31.16
“With his company , they   are like wind and fire  and he is a great king  and  it is due to him  that Janasthana fell down from its glory.”                                                                                                            31.17
“They are not gods  but they are great people  and there is no need to investigate it .The golden  flagged arrows released by Rama  turned in to five hooded serpents and killed  all the Rakshasas.”              31.18
“Those scared Rakshasas from whichever place they went , they saw only  Rama    standing in their front  and this way he destroyed Janasthana like fire. “                                                                              31.19-31.20
Hearing the words of Akampana Ravana told, “I will go to Janasthana and kill Rama and Lakshmana.”
When these words were released Akampana replied , “Oh king, hear from me  in detail about the strength and valour of Rama. Please listen.”                                                                                                   31.22
“Rama gets unbearable anger  and he is  greatly famous for his valour. He can easily stop the speed of the flow of water using his arrows.”                                                                                                                  31.23
“That Rama can easily destroy even  all the planets  and stars  in the sky and if gets angry he can lift the drowning  earth from   the sea.”                                                                                                                        31.24
“That great lord can break the boundary of the ocean  and can drown all the worlds in it  and he can arrest the speed of the sea wind using his arrows.”                                                                                       31.25
“That very famous one , who is the tiger among men  can destroy the world  by his valour and also recreate that world.”                                                                                                                                         31.26
“Oh ten headed one, you cannot win over Rama in a battle along with all Rakshasas just like a sinner cannot hope to enter the heaven.”                                                                                                                  31.27
“I do not think that   all the devas and asuras together can kill him, but there is a way to kill him  and hear it with single pointed attention.”                                                                                                            31.28
“His wife is the most pretty Sita    who  is  black  with well formed limbs  and with a very thin middle. She is a gem among women and decorates herself with gem.”                                                                        31.29
There is no equal to that pretty women among devas, asuras  and Gandharwas  and what to  tell  among the mere human beings.”                                                                                                                                  31.30
“You go and steal the woman who is  his wife in that great forest  and being passionately in love with her, Rama will give up his life.”                                                                                                                          31.31
Ravana the king of Rakshasas liked these words  and that very strong one started thinking about what Akampana has told him.                                                                                                                                      31.32  
“Very good , with a charioteer  ,  early morning , I would go alone  and  will get that  happy Vaidehi in to this great  town.”                                                                                                                                              31.33
After telling this Ravana got  in a chariot drawn by donkeys with the colour of the sun  and illuminating all directions  , he commenced his journey.                                                                                                 31.34
When the chariot of the king of Rakshasas was going through the way of stars , it lighted   the sky just like  the moon.                                                                                                                                                   31.35
He reached the hermitage of Mareecha  and met the son of Thataka. Mareecha worshipped that king  with different types of foods which can be eaten or chewed.                                                                 31.36
Mareecha personally worshipped him and offered him seat and water  and in a meaningful manner using suitable words Mareecha spoke .                                                                                                         31.37
“How about welfare, oh king of the world, Oh God  of Rakshasas ,Your coming here so quickly creates doubts in my mind.”                                                                                                                                           31.38
When Mareecha spoke this way , Ravana that king with great luster, who was an expert in speech afterwards told these words.                                                                                                                           31.39
“I feel unprotected because Rama , capable of doing very difficult jobs, has killed all those of Janasthana  who cannot be killed and I need your help as a minister   to steal his wife.”                                          31.40
Mareecha having heard the words of the king of Rakshasas told, “The one who told you about is  your enemy in the form of a friend and oh tiger among Rakshasas, having been  pleased by you , who will not enjoy your company?”    “                                                                                                                      31.41-31.42
“Please tell me , who told you to bring Sita here .They want cut of the crown of the world of Rakshasas.”
“Without doubt , he who encouraged you in this is your enemy. He desires you to pluck the poisonous
fangs from the mouth of a serpent .”                                                                                                               31.44
“By whose act or word have you been lead  in to this wrong path ? Oh king , who has hit you on your forehead , while you were having a sound sleep?”                                                                                       31.45
 "Oh, Ravana, it will not be proper  to raise an eye to see Rama in war, who will be then like a majestic elephant that has an impeccable dynasty and bloodline as its mammoth trunk, personal radiance as its indomitable might, very firm pair of arms as its pernicious tusks, more so, who will be with the redolence of the irrepressible lineage of Raghavas.”                                                                                    31.46
“It is  not proper for you to wake up  the sleeping Rama who is a man in the  form of lion , who is a lion  with its tail touching  its waist in great  anger , the killer of deer in front of learned Rakshasas and  who  stores  sharp arrows all over  his body  like sharp edged fangs.”                                                                31.47
“His bow is a crocodile , his shoulders are swamps , arrows are giant tides , and battle with him is like the mouth of hell , and it is not proper to jump in to it, Oh king of Rakshasas.”                                   31.48
“OH king of Rakshasas, Oh God of Lanka, be pleased. Please know that it is  proper for you  to go back to Lanka and enjoy your days   with your own wives  and let the wife of Rama enjoy the forest.”         31.49
When Mareecha told like this to the ten headed  Ravana , he returned back to Lanka  and entered in to his best of homes.                                                                                                                                             31.50

This is the end of the  thirty first     chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

32 Soorpanakha  met Ravana

(Soorpanakha feeling helpless goes and meets Ravana.  His  power , greatness and  bad acts are described.  With fear Soorpanakha    starts telling him.)

Then Soorpanakha seeing that the fourteen thousand Rakshasas being killed by  great act single handedly by Rama , as well as seeing the killing of Dhooshana. Khara  and Trisiras  . again started making great sound like a cloud.                                                                                                                              32.1-32.2
Seeing the acts of Rama, which was difficult for others to do  getting very scared she started to go  to Lanka ruled by Ravana.                                                                                                                                         32.3
She Saw Ravana sitting on the top  of the aerial throne  with ministers and shining brilliantly  like Indra sitting with Maruths and his ministers.                                                                                                           32.4
Ravana was seated on a divine golden seat,  which was shining like a sun  and blazing like  fire that glows when abundant ghee  is poured in to it , built on a altar  build by  golden bricks .                                 32.5
That valorous Ravana   who cannot be defeated  in war  by Devas, Gandharwas , sages and other great souls  was sitting like the God  of death sitting with open jaws.                                                                32.6
He had wounds  created by Vajrayudha during the war between Devas and Asuras  and marks on the chest created  by the tips of tusks  of Iravatha elephant.                                                                            32.7
He with ten necks and twenty hands was dressed fabulously  and with his broad chest , he was shining like a king.                                                                                                                                                             32.8
He was shining like Vaidoorya  (cat’s eye) gem, wearing ear globes made of pure gold and had well formed arms, white teeth and wide mouth and was  comparable to a mountain.                                 32.9
In hundreds of war with Devas he had been hurt by the wheel of Vishnu and also he  has been  hit by other great weapons .                                                                                                                                       32.10
Though he was hit by devas , none of his limbs has been hurt  and he can perturb , imperturbable and was very quick in his actions.                                                                                                                            32.11
 He was one who could throw mountains , has tormented the devas, destroyed the base of Dharma   and has cast evil eye on the wife of other persons.                                                                                              32.12
He was knowledgeable in the use of all divine weapons , he prevented always  Yagnas , reached the city of Bhogawathi and defeated the serpent Vasuki  and abducted the dear wife of Takshaka after defeating him.                                                                                                                                                                        32.13
That Ravana went to Kailasa mountain, defeated Khubera  and took away forcibly the Pushpaka Vimana , in which one can fly as he likes.                                                                                                                        32.14
Due to great anger he had destroyed the Chaithratha garden  as well as the lotus pond of Khubera , The Nandana Vana of Indra  and several such gardens.                                                                                        32.15
He was a scorcher of enemies  and appeared like a peak of a  mountain and could stop the powerful moon and sun from rising  by his great arms.                                                                                                32.16
He had done great penance in a great forest for ten thousand years and offered his own heads to  the self born Shiva.                                                                                                                                                      32.17
He was not afraid of devas , asuras, Gandharwas , ghosts, birds, serpents  in war with them except for men.                                                                                                                                                                        32.18
When the Brahmins consecrate   auspicious Yagnas , that very strong one made impure , the places suitable for Yagnas and stopped the offerings of Soma Juice.                                                                    32.19
He disrupted Yagnas when they were at the peak , he was a cruel killer of Brahmins , he was with bad character , he was harsh and merciless against people and acted against their welfare.                      32.20
That Rakshasi saw her valorous brother Ravana who was very powerful  and who was feared  by all beings.                                                                                                                                                            32.21
He was attired greatly  wearing divine cloths and ornaments  , was shining wearing divine garlands , was sitting on his seat like Sun  and was sitting on a raised throne like the God of death of God of death.
After reaching the king of Rakshasas,  who was very strong, who was the child of  the Paulasthya clan . who was the killer of enemies and who was surrounded by his ministers . that Rakshasi  spoke greatly affected by fear.                                                                                                                                                   32.23
That broad eyed  fearless wanderer Soorpanakha  who was disfigured  by a great man,   addressing him, exhibiting  herself with fear and delusion  told .                                                                                            32.24

 This is the end of the  thirty second    chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

33.Soorpanakha    Complains to Ravana

(Sorrpanakha not only complains to Ravana but tells him that he is a bad king , after  detailing qualities of a good and bad king.)
That distressed and anguished Soorpanakha spoke to Ravana who tortures the world , who was sitting in the middle of his ministers .                                                                                                                                  33.1
“Being intoxicated, always trying to get pleasure out of passion, always acting with impulse and lacking self control , you are not able to understand the cruel fear that has arisen.”                                            33.2
“Being vulgar king , addicted to pleasures , acting only according  to his own wishes and greedy , you would not be liked by people like the fire in the cremation ground.”                                                          33.3
“That king who does not attend to his work at the proper time would be destroyed along with his kingdom and his works.”                                                                                                                                       33.4
“The king difficult to meet, and who does not have self control  and who does not employ spies  is kept away by people  like a muddy river.”                                                                                                                  33.5
“Those undisciplined kings without self control and having no influence over his country or who does not protect it , do not prosper or shine like a mountain in the middle of  water.”                                   33.6
“You are not clear headed with devas, Gandharwas and saints and become inimical with them and have not employed any spies and are fickle minded and how can you become an able king?”                      33.7
“Oh Rakshasa you are childish and lack brain  and do not know  that you do not know and how can you become an able king?”                                                                                                                                        33.8
“Oh best among those who achieve victory , the spies , treasury and  state policy is not under your control  and so you are not like a king but like a commoner.”                                                                     33.9
“Since the king would be able to see  all issues from a distance using the spies , these kings are called far sighted.”                                                                                                                                                                33.10
“Your system of spying is primitive and the ministers surrounding you are fools and that is why you do not know about killing of your own people  in Janasthana.”                                                                      33.11
“Fourteen thousand   cruel Rakshasas were  killed by Rama along with Khara   as well as Dhooshana.”
“Rama who can perform acts with ease , has given protection to all sages  and made Dandaka safe for them after attacking Janasthana and capturing it.”                                                                                     33.13
“Oh Ravana , you are greedy , intoxicated and in the control of others and  so not aware of the fear that has arisen in your own kingdom.”                                                                                                                    33.14
“All beings who are in trouble  do not run for protection from a king   who is  not sharp, not generous , intoxicated , proud and adamant.”                                                                                                                  33.15
“A king who is arrogant, one who cannot be approached, one who is proud of himself  and one who is short tempered  is put an end by his own people when they are in difficulties.”                                    33.16
“A king who does not do deeds which should be done,  fears those whom he should not fear , would be surely toppled down  and would be desperate and worthless like a blade  of grass.”                           33.17
“Even dried up wood , clods of earth or even dust would be of value sometimes  but not   a king  thrown out by the people.”                                                                                                                                               33.18
“Like a cloth worn and discarded  or garlands worn and later crushed , a king who has been thrown out would be useless   , even if he is able to do things.”                                                                                      33.19
“An alert king who knows everything, who has good control over his senses , who is grateful and is a follower of Dharma would continue to be a king for a long time.”                                                             33.20
“A king who  is awake even while sleeping  to morals , who has sacrificed his anger  and who is attentive  would be worshipped by the  people.”                                                                                                             33.21
“Oh Ravana  , you being  evil minded and devoid of all the good qualities  and are not able to know the killing  of your own people from your spies.”                                                                                                  33.22
“ A king who find faults with others,  who is addicted to pleasures, who lacks capacity to judge the time and place  and who lacks sense of discrimination  and does not have right wisdom , will soon destroy himself as well as the kingdom.”                                                                                                                       33.23
That Ravana who is the god of Rakshasas who is wealthy, arrogant and strong  hearing her tell his mistakes , by his own intelligence understood them and started   thinking over.                                    33.24

This is the end of the  thirty third    chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

34.Soorpanakha   describes about Rama and Sita

(To the pointed question from Ravana,   Soorpanakha describes   the valour and power  of Rama . She also praises the beauty of Sita and tells Ravana to make her his own and kill Rama and Lakshmana. He also tells that she was harmed when she was trying to abduct Sita for his sake.)

Seeing that Soorpanakha speaking those  unpalatable  words,  the very angry Ravana who was sitting in the middle of his ministers asked.                                                                                                                   34.1
“Who is Rama? How valorous is he ? How does he look like? How brave he is? For what reason has he entered Dandakaranya ?’                                                                                                                                 34.2
“By using which weapon did Rama kill  those innumerable number Rakshasas of Kara, Trisiras as well   as Dhooshana ? “                                                                                                                                                    34.3
When the king of Rakshasas asked like this , that Rakshasi in very great anger  started describing about that Rama faithfully.                                                                                                                                          34.4
“Rama is the son of Dasaratha who has long arms, broad eyes , dressed in deer skin and bark  and has the form like the god of love.”                                                                                                                         34.5
“His bow which is banded in gold is similar to that of Indra , drawing which he sends   glittering iron arrows which are like snake.”                                                                                                                         34.6
“In that war I could not see  Rama taking those dreadful arrows from the quiver , aiming those arrows and releasing them  due to the speed with which it was done.”                                                             34.7
“I saw him destroying the great army by the rain of his arrows   which was just like Indra destroying the crops   by a rain of hailstones.”                                                                                                                       34.8
“While standing alone on foot only , he killed fourteen thousand  Rakshasas  with a gross form within twenty minutes along with Khara and Dhooshana.”                                                                                   34.9
“ Rama gave protection to the sages and made Dandaka a safe place for them  and that great one  left me only alive but after insulting me because he was not inclined to kill women  as he followed laws.
“His brother Lakshmana like him had great luster  and good qualities and equaled him in his valour  and that valorous one loved  Rama and was his devotee.”                                                                               34.12
“He is impatient , invincible , very courageous , wins over all , wise and strong  and he is the right hand of Rama , and the soul of Rama moving round him.”                                                                                 34.13
“Rama’s wife  who has broad eyes and face like full moon  is the dear one who was interested  only in looking after Rama’s pleasures.”                                                                                                                    34.14
“She who is famous  has pretty hair, pretty nose and a pretty form  and looked like  a goddess in the forest  and was shining like Goddess  of wealth.”                                                                                       34.15
“ That auspicious one  was shining with gold colour and had red coloured nails  and she was Sita , the princess  of Videha and had narrow waist.”                                                                                                 34.16
“I have not seen a lady with her pretty  form  earlier in this earth or among devas or among Gandharwas or among Yakshas or among Kinnaras.”                                                                                                        34.17
“If one gets Sita as wife or if she embraces any one with love , he would live longer  in this world   than Devendra.”                                                                                                                                                         34.18
“She is of good character, praiseworthy in appearance in this world ,  and incomparable and she would be a matching wife to you and you would be a matching husband to her.”                                         34.19
“Oh great armed one, when I was trying  to get her who has broad hips , who has big  and erect  breasts ,for making her  who has an auspicious face  to be your wife , the very strong Lakshmana with cruelty disfigured  me.”                                                                                                                                                34.20
“If you were to see Vaidehi who has a face like full moon today , you would be affected by the arrows  of the God of love.”                                                                                                                                               34.21
“If in your opinion, you want to  make her your wife , you quickly raise  your right foot , so that you can go there quickly.”                                                                                                                                             34.22
“Oh king of Rakshasas, do a favourable act to the Rakshasas by killing that  cruel Rama who lives  in the hermitage .”                                                                                                                                                       34.23
“If by your sharp arrows kill that hero Lakshmana also you can enjoy like with the widowed Sita    as much as you like.”                                                                                                                                              34.24
“Oh King of Rakshasas, if you like  my words , then without any hesitation follow  my words , Oh Ravana.”                                                                                                                                                               34.25
“Oh king of Rakshasas, by your own power , after properly assessing everything , forcefully abduct Sita who is delicate and charming in all respects and make her your wife .”                                                 34.26
“After understanding the unerring power of the arrows of Rama,  after clearing understanding about the killing of Rakshasas  as well as Khara   and Dhooshana in Janasthana , I hope you will decide on your future course of action.”                                                                                                                                   34.27

This is the end of the  thirty fourth   chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

35.  Ravana plans his strategy and reaches  hermitage of  Mareecha

(Ravana feels that it is a very good idea and he starts his journey from   his palace secretly. He sees   the place where Garuda broke the branches of a tree . He reaches the hermitage of  Mareecha.)

Then thrilled by hearing the words of Soorpanakha,  Ravana took leave from his ministers, thought about the task  on hand and went.                                                                                                                      35.1
After thinking about pros and cons   of the  actions to be undertaken, , after considering the good and bad as well as strength and weakness  of that matter , deciding on the course to be followed  that one  who acts according to his own decision made by a firm mind, Ravana went  to the place of his vehicles.
Ravana went to the place of his vehicles  in a secretive way , ordered his charioteer to get ready a chariot for him quickly.                                                                                                                                         35.4
As soon as the orders were received that Charioteer who was himself valorous quickly  got ready   the choicest chariot  in a matter  of seconds.                                                                                                           35.5
That brother of Khubera , the lord of the Rakshasas got in to a golden chariot , which was decorated by gems , which was pulled by donkeys with the face of ghosts  and which can go to   any place that we desire  and went towards the ocean making     sound like storm clouds.                                           35.6-35.7
The ten headed one looking like a king of mountain with ten peaks    , the enemy of Gods, the killer of great sages , the lord of Rakshasas attended by white yak tail fans, with white umbrellas held over  him, having a body like a lustrous Vaidoorya , wearing pure gold ear globes , with ten heads, twenty hands  , dressed in good looking cloths  got in to the chariot which goes to places   as per our wish and ascended the light encircled sky and accompanied by cranes  and shined like  clouds.                                  35.8-35.10
That valorous one saw and examined mountains on the sea shore , with trees with varying type of fruits and flowers  spread in thousands.                                                                                                                     35.11
He saw lotus ponds filled with cold and auspicious water , sprawling hermitages with raised altars spread  everywhere.                                                                                                                                                          35.12
That area  was completely covered by Banana plants  which were encircled by  shining and pretty coconut palms , Sala trees which were in flower , Palms as well as Tamala trees                                   35.13
That are shined with Nagas , Suparnas, Gandharwas  in thousands , Kinnaras, Ajaas , Vaikhasanas , Maashas , Mareechipaas , Vaalakhilyas , great sages who were disciplined in their food habits , who having conquered their desires looked splendid   and Sidhas and Charanas.                               35.14-35.15
The place was surrounded by ladies of enchanting beauty  decked in divine garlands and ornaments , with thousands of ladies engaged  in different sport activities and Apsaras.                                           35.16
The prosperous goddesses served by wives  of devas  and gods  in search of nectar  and groups of devas and asuras were wandering here and there.                                                                                                 35.17
The radiance of the sea   enhanced by  flocks of swans and Krouncha birds as well as Sarasa birds   and filled with their sounds  was shining  with a stretch paved by Vaidoorya   stones.                               35.18
Going hastily in the Sun, the brother of Khubera saw white and spacious aerial chariots on all sides controlled by those who had conquered the higher worlds by their penance .These chariots were decked with heavenly garlands, were ringing divine music and could fly where one desired. There were Gandharwas and Apsaras as well.                                                                                               35.19-35.20
He saw tree trunks emitting resins, sandalwood trees   with a delightful scent  and thousands   of other   great trees.                                                                                                                                                            35.21
In the forest specially he saw Aguroona trees  as well as orchards of Takkolla trees  and nutmeg trees with fine  scent.                                                                                                                                                     35.22
He saw Tamala trees I full bloom , clusters of Pepper Shrubs  and  large collection of drying  pearls. 35.23
He also saw stretches of conches , heaps of corals  all over the beach and  he also saw gold and silver mountains.                                                                                                                                                             35.24
He continued seeing waterfalls that delighted the mind , ponds with pleasant water , cities filled with wealth and grains  , and gem like women shining  and cities with elephants, horses    and chariots.
All over the leveled pretty sea  breeze which were soft to touch were blowing  and he also the matchless  king of oceans comparable to heaven.                                                                                                             35.26
Then he saw a big banyan tree with its branches which stretched  two hundred miles wide  which looked like a cloud, which was occupied by many sages .                                                                                          35.27
Earlier the very strong Garuda  taking an elephant and tortoise of a very huge body   sat on these branches for eating them.                                                                                                                                   35.28
When that  great among winged creatures Garuda , who was very strong sat on that branch  full of leaves, it broke due to great weight.                                                                                                                 35.29
The great sages Vaikhanasa. Masha , Valakilya ,Marichipa , Aja and Dhoomra  together  were doing penance on that branch.                                                                                                                                      35.30
Due to pity for them Garuda carried  the branch of one hundred yojanas length along  with elephant and the tortoise  with great speed.                                                                                                                           35.31
The soul of Dharma, the greatest among birds , with one feet ate the meat of the elephant and Tortoise and destroyed the province of NIshadhas(A Rakshasa settlement)  by dropping the branch on it and got matchless happiness by getting the blessing of those sages.                                                         35.32-35.33
Due to their happiness , his strength increased to double and that intelligent one decided to get the nectar.                                                                                                                                                                 35.34
After breaking the iron bars of the windows  and after breaking the gem studded home , he secretly brought out the nectar   from the city of Indra.                                                                                          35.35
That brother of Khubera saw that banyan tree which was named as Subadhra with good leaves  and on which the sages preferred to stay.                                                                                                                  35.36
After going to the other end of  the ocean which was the Lord of the rivers, he saw a pretty  lonely hermitage inside the forest.                                                                                                                            35.37
There he saw a Rakshasa called Mareecha who was wearing a deer skin, had matted hair  and was observing disciplined food habits.                                                                                                                 35.38
When Ravana reached there that Rakshasa Mareecha received him as per rules of receiving a king and fulfilled all his wishes.                                                                                                                                      35.39
After worshipping Ravana and offering him food and water , Mareecha spoke to him very meaningful words.                                                                                                                                                                 35.40
“Oh Lord of the Rakshasas, I hope everyone is Okay in Lanka. For what purpose have you come back here so quickly .                                                                                                                                                35.41
After the greatly lustrous Mareecha spoke these  words  and  Ravana that expert in speech again started telling Mareecha                                                                                                                                               35.42

This is the end of the  thirty fifth   chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

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