Thursday, October 24, 2013

Aranya Kandam 36-56

Aranya  Kandam (Contd)

The book of Forests (contd)

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36. Ravana requests assistance of Mareecha

(Ravana  informs Mareecha about incidents in Janasthana     and requests him to  become a golden deer , entice Sita and move away Rama , so that   he can abduct her. Mareecha  is disturbed at this prospect)

“Oh dear Mareecha, please hear my words   as I am in deep anguish and you are the only one who can help me in this distress.”                                                                                                                                   36.1
“You know well about my brother Khara  who lives in Janasthana  along with the very strong Dhooshana and my sister Soorpanakha  along with Trisiras the eater  of flesh. Apart from that, many Rakshasas killed in warfare were  living  there . They were living there permanently   and as per my order  gave trouble to the sages  who follow Dharma  and live in that great forest.”                                      36.2-36.4
“There were fourteen thousand Rakshasas living there doing frightening deeds  who were  valorous and experts in use of  weapons  who assist Khara.”                                                                                               36.5
“All of those very strong ones ,. Who lived in Janasthana  with support of the entire group fought    with Rama , armed with different king of weapons  lead by Khara and Dhooshana,”                                      36.6
“Becoming very angry  that Rama in the battle field , without telling even a single harsh word , shot arrows from his bow.”                                                                                                                                          36.7
“That man standing on foot , killed  the greatly shining fourteen thousand  people using  very sharp arrows.”                                                                                                                                                                   36.8
“Khara was killed in the battle in which Dhooshana  also fell  and Trisiras also was slain   and Dandaka forest was made fearless.”                                                                                                                                   36.9
“That  Rama with temporary life span was sent to forest due to anger of his father  along with his wife  and  that wretched Kshatriya  killed all of them.”                                                                                          36.10
“That man of bad conduct , who is harsh, sharp , stupid , mean, slave of his senses  , immoral ,  not wedded to dharma is harming other people for his pleasure.”                                                                    36.11
“Without enmity and based  only on his strength , he cut off the ears and nose  of my sister and his wife Sita who is living in Janasthana is like the daughter of Gods  and I want to abduct her  by my strength  using your help. “                                                                                                                                 36.12-36.13
“Oh strong one , with your help by my side   as well as the help of my brothers , even devas would hesitate to fight with me. And so Oh Rakshasa who is capable one please help me.”                 36.14-36.15
“There is no one equal to you in valour  ,  and deceit  and you are one who is the trickster , greatly valorous one and an expert in fight with illusion.”                                                                                         36.16
“Oh Rakshasa, I  have come to meet you for this purpose only  and so please hear my words  and help me in this task.”                                                                                                                                                     36.17
“You become a  great looking golden deer with silver spots  and move in front of Sita who is in the hermitage of Rama.”                                                                                                                                 36.18
“Without any doubt Sita would see you in your form as  deer  and she will ask her husband and Lakshmana to catch you and give you to her.”                                                                                    36.19
“By this trick Sita would be alone and lonely    and I would abduct her , like Rahu adducts the luster of the moon.”                                                                                                                                                 36.20
“Then when Rama becomes sad at his wife being stolen , I would without obstruction  I would retaliate at that great one.”                                                                                                                                    36.21
Hearing the story of Rama , the great Mareecha  became greatly worried and his throat become dried up.                                                                                                                                                               36.22
After wetting his lips with his toungue and feeling as if his eyes were not blinking like a dead person, with great distress he looked at Ravana.                                                                                               36.23
With great fear knowing about the valour of Rama with folded hands  he told words aimed at the welfare of Ravana as well as his welfare.                                                                                           36.24

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

37.Mareecha  tries to dissuade  Ravana

(Mareecha who knows about Rama , tells  Ravana , that  going against rama is like an invitation to death oh himself , his people and his country.)

That expert in conversation  heard the words of Ravana , who was the king of Rakshasas, and that very intelligent Mareecha replied  to the king of Rakshasas.                                                                                37.1
“Oh king , it is easy to get people who talk nicely to you  and the person who talks words that are not to  your liking and which is for your good are rare.”                                                                                            37.2
“You are not able to understand the  great valour of Rama or his great character who is like the great Indra and Varuna , due to your ill informed   spies.”                                                                                     37.3
“Oh lad, do you think that there will be safety to any Rakshasa in the world now, because the very angry Rama would make the world bereft of Rakshasas.”                                                                                       37.4
“Did this Sita came in to this world  to mark your end  and I am sure that due to Sita a very great tragedy is going to happen.”                                                                                                                                            37.5
“By getting you who is bent upon your  own destruction ,  the city of Lanka  would get destroyed along with you and its people.”                                                                                                                                  37.6
“A king like you who is passionate by nature  , with bad characters and  having sinners as advisors  would destroy, himself, his country and his people.”                                                                                           37.7
“Rama who is the enhancer of the happiness of his mother Kausalya , was forsaken by his father  and there is no disrespect in him  nor is there  bad character , avarice , miserliness , lack of Dharma , nor evil doing to other beings  and he is a great Kshatriya  and does good only to all beings.”                37.8-37.9
“Seeing  his father being deceived    that follower of Dharma said, “I would prove that I am a votary of truth”    and  came to the forest.”                                                                                                                 37.10
“For obeying the wishes of Kaikeyi as well as his father , he gave up the country as well as pleasures  and entered the Dandaka forest.”                                                                                                                         37.11
“Oh lad, Rama  is ruthless , not an ignorant one  and has won over his sense organs  and it is not proper for you talk about rumours  heard about him.”                                                                                          37.12
“Rama is the personification of Dharma  and is pious, truthful and valorous  and he in the king of all worlds  , like Indra is the king of devas.”                                                                                                    37.13
“It is Rama’s luster that is protecting Vaidehi.  Then how do you propose to rob her as it would be like trying to rob the luster    from the sun.”                                                                                                     37.14
“Rama is an arrow with flame with bow and sword as  its fuel   and so cannot be meddled with  and Rama will shine like fire in the war  and you dare not enter it .”                                                              37.15
“His  bow is an open pit of fire and his  flaming arrows are the burning fire  and when the Rama   is angry and  wears  his bow and sharp arrows steal life of the enemy’s    army  and oh lad do not give up your kingdom and pleasures and abandon   your life  to that Rama  who is a god of death in person.” 
“Matchless is his power to whom the daughter of Janaka  belongs,  and you are not competent to steal her when she is protected by Rama’s bow.”                                                                                            37.18
“That pretty lady who belongs to the lion among men with the chest of lion,, is his wife  dearer to him than his life and always loyal to him.”                                                                                                        37.19
“You would not be in a position to reach Maithili , the darling of that  effulgent one  as she is the flame of that burning  fire  who is called as Sita.”                                                                                              37.20
“Oh king of Rakshasa, why are  attempting  this useless    action ,  please understand   that if Rama looks at you in war , that would be your last moment .”                                                                       37.21
“The life , happiness and even the kingdom  are difficult to obtain and if you want to enjoy them for a long time, do not do anything which Rama   does not like.”                                                                  37.22
“You take this decision after consulting  all your ministers  keeping in front Vibheeshana  who is the follower of Dharma. Please judge the merits and demerits , examine the strength and weaknesses , understand your own strength  as well as that of Rama , decided on  good and bad results to you and take an appropriate decision .                                                                                                          37.23-37.24
Oh king of Rakshasas, I do not like the idea of your meeting Rama , the prince of Kosala kingdom in a war .Please listen to my appropriate   and beneficial advice    again.”                                                        37.25

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

38.Mareecha   Tells about his interaction with Rama .

    (Mareecha tells  about how Rama to protect the Yagna of Viswamithra , threw him to a distance  of  one hundred Yojanas  and he advises him  not to interfere   with Rama.)

“Once upon a time I , who was like a blue rich cloud, wearing ear globes  made  of pure gold, wearing a crown, and holding an iron bar as a weapon  , with  valour comparable  to a mountain possessing the strength of   one thousand elephants , was wandering in the Dandaka forests   creating great fear in the mind of people  and eating the flesh of ascetics.                                                                                  38.1-38.2
“At that time the soul of Dharma , a  great sage called Viswamithra who was frightened of me , went himself to king Dasaratha and told him.”                                                                                                        38.3
“Oh king due to an asura called Mareecha, great fear has arisen in my mind and so please send Rama to protect us during the time of Yagna.”                                                                                                              38.4
“When that soul of Dharma requested like to this king Dasaratha , he replied to that great  sage in the following  way.”                                                                                                                                                    38.5
“My son Raghava is only twelve years old and is not experienced  in use of arrows and if you desire so, I will come to help you with my army.”                                                                                                              38.6
“Oh  great among sages , with the help of  my great army which has four divisions , I would kill all the Rakshasas whom you consider as enemies.”                                                                                                    38.7
“When told like this , the great sage told king Dasaratha, “Nobody in the world except Rama is a match to that great Rakshasa.”                                                                                                                                       38.8
“Oh king you have protected even devas  in war  and the acts of war you participated is famous in all the three worlds.”                                                                                                                                                        38.9
“Oh destroyer of enemies , I desire that your great army stays here only. Though Rama is a child , he is very capable  and greatly lustrous  and capable of killing my enemies. Let you be safe.”     38.10-38.11
“After telling that great sage took Rama , the son of the king along with him  and lovingly took him to the hermitage of Viswamithra.”                                                                                                                            38.12
“Then in the Dandakaranya , Viswamithra    took the vows to perform the Yagna , there Rama stood in guard   holding his bow which was kept ready.”                                                                                           38.13
“That Rama who was beardless , gentle having a lotus petal like eyes , clad in a single garment , holding a bow , having a knotted hair , wearing a luminous gold chain  and by his luster spread light in Dandakaranya forest  . and he  looked like a full moon that has just risen.”                            38.14-38.15
“At that time me looking like a huge  dark cloud , wearing bright golden ear globes , who was strong and blessed with many boons arrived at that hermitage .”                                                                                 38.16
“As soon as I arrived  raising my weapon , I entered that place but was seen by Rama without any fear   and he  started to string the arrow to his bow.”                                                                                            38.17
“Without knowing I thought I am much more powerful than Raghava  and I entered quickly to the place where Viswamithra ‘s yajna was in progress.”                                                                                               38.18
Then  an arrow was released by that destroyer of enemies and it struck me and I was thrown  in to a sea at a distance of one hundred yojanas.”                                                                                                        38.19
“Due to his desire for not killing me   that valorous one  tried to protect me by throwing me away and I fell there unconscious.”                                                                                                                                      38.20
“Oh lad , I who was thrown  far away in the  sea water , after a long time gained consciousness    and went back  to  city of Lanka.”                                                                                                                             38.21
“By  Rama  who has  not completed his studies in archery   and who  could complete any work easily , I was spared that way but  those who came to help me   were destroyed.”                                              38.22
“Oh Ravana, in spite of  being prevented by me , if you enter in to conflict with Rama , you will very soon face  great danger .”                                                                                                                                        38.23
“You will bring great sorrow   to the Rakshasas who  are experts in the sport   of love and who celebrates festivals   together  as a community.”                                                                                                              38.24
“You will  ruin  the city of Lanka filled with magnificent royal mansions   and decorated by varied type of gems , by taking the princess of Mithila there. “                                                                                           38.25
“Though you do not sin , by  mixing in the company  of sinners , you would be  destroyed like a fish  in the company of large number of snakes. “                                                                                                  38.26
“By your defects you will make the Rakshasas who apply divine sandalwood on their bodies  and who decorate themselves with divine ornaments ,   to  be killed  and lie   on the bare earth.”                   38.27
“You will see that after Rama slays the Rakshasas, the remaining ones either in the company of wives or their wives being abducted , with no one   to look after them would flee in all ten directions.”       38.28
“Without any doubt you would see Lanka with  burning buildings , filled with net of arrows   and surrounded by flames of fire.”                                                                                                                       38.29
“There is no greater sin than  sexual dalliance with the wives of other people   though you are   married to one thousand pretty women.”                                                                                                                  38.30
“You please get engaged only with your wives , so that you can protect your  clan, prestige , prosperity  and kingdom and also your life.”                                                                                                                    38.31
“If you  wish enjoy your life for a long time  in a greater measure  with   peaceful wives as well as peaceful friends , please do not  offend  Rama.”                                                                                          38.32
“In spite of my warning  by an earnest friend like me , if you forcefully violate  Sita , your life would be pulled out by the arrows of Rama and power along with relations get reduced  and you will go to   the land of Yama.  “                                                                                                                                                 38.33

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

39.Mareecha tells about a recent encounter with Rama.

        (Mareecha tells how his two companions were killed by Rama when he went to attack him in the form of a deer. He tells that he is scared   of anything whose name starts with letter “Ra”.  He tells Ravana that he would not obey him.)

“In that clash with him, I had been somehow released .Please hear  what happened recently  which  does not have any remedy.”                                                                                                                               39.1
“I along with  two  Rakshasas without any worry on my part    , taking the form of  deer entered the Dandaka forest.”                                                                                                                                                      39.2
“I took the form of a huge deer with shining toungue , big body, sharp teeth  and with great strength  was wandering in the Dandakaranya , eating flesh. “                                                                                       39.3
“Oh Ravana , in that dreadful form, I wandered  in places with sacrificial fire, , near sacred waters, near hermitages  and  near fig trees , torturing the sages.”                                                                                 39.4
“Killing sages who follow Dharma in Dandakaranya , drinking their blood  and eating their flesh, I wandered there.”                                                                                                                                                 39.5
“I who was one who ate the flesh of the sages and one who hated Dharma  , intoxicated  by drinking the blood behaved cruelly with those who wander in the forest .”                                                                    39.6
“There again I  encountered Rama , the follower of dharma , Vaidehi and the  very strong Lakshmana  who is  also a great warrior.”                                                                                                                            39.7
“Ignoring Rama  who was a sage eating restricted food, acting for the welfare of all beings  and who was very strong, I who had gone to the forest , thinking that he is only an ascetic  and also remembering the old enmity , in the form of a deer , I ran towards him  with great anger  in the form of a deer and pointing at  him with my  sharp horns , and forgetting  his strike at me in the past.”                     39.8-39.9
“He ,  that destroyer of enemies, then  drew his great bow , producing the sound of the Whizz of Garuda  released three   sharp arrows at me .”                                                                                                             39.10
“Those three arrows  with strong bends , all equal to Vajrayudha , which were well targeted  came  for eating my blood .”                                                                                                                                               39.11
“I being wicked , remembering about his earlier great valour  and being scared  , in a bewildered state ran away and the other two Rakshasas were killed.”                                                                                   39.12
“After saving myself from the arrows of Rama somehow , I got out alive  and now being composed in my mind , have started to live the life of an ascetic, who has given up everything.”                                   39.13
“In all trees I am seeing him dressed in deer skin and bark , holding a bow , looking like the God of death with his noose.”                                                                                                                                                  39.14
“Oh Ravana  due to fear I see thousands of Rama  and it appears to me that the entire forest is filled with the form of Rama.”                                                                                                                                    39.15
“Oh king of Rakshasas,  even when I am alone , I see only Rama  and seeing Rama in my dream , I reel and become senseless.”                                                                                                                                     39.16
“Oh Ravana , any word starting with letter “ra”,  frightens  me of Rama and  even words like  Rathna(gem) and Radha(Chariot) creates fear in me.”                                                                                 39.17
“Knowing his great power , it is not proper for you to wage a war against him  for that son of Raghu clan can even kill great Rakshasas like Bali and Namoochi.”                                                                               39.18
“There are many people who strictly follow Dharma,  but due to the mistake of  others they are destroyed along with their  family.”                                                                                                                 39.19
“Oh Rakshasa  , like that I am going to be destroyed    because of your mistakes. So do whatever you think is proper and I am not going to follow you.”                                                                                       39.20
“Rama has great luster , great power and great strength .Would he become the God of death of the world of Rakshasas?”                                                                                                                                         39.21
“Due to Soorpanakha , Khara came from Janasthana  and before he exceeded his limits , he was killed by Rama who can achieve anything  and please tell me sincerely  in what way Rama exceeded his limits.”
“Oh Ravana, I have spoken these words  aiming at the welfare of our relatives and if you do not follow the words spoken by me , you along with our relations will perish in the war  by Rama ‘s arrows which move straight.                                                                                                                                                   39.24

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

40.Ravana threatens  Mareecha

    (  Ravana tells  that he did not  ask his advice    and threatens to kill him , if he disobeys him. He also says that if both of them succeed in their plot , he would give him half his kingdom.)

That Rakshasa did not accept Mareecha ‘s   words though  they were competent and logical , like a man desirous of dying does not take  the suitable medicine.                                                                               40.1
That king of Rakshasas hearing  the very  suitable words  which were good for him, spoken by Mareecha , driven by fate  made   a   harsh and inappropriate  reply.                                                                          40.2
“Oh Mareecha, the words told by you are inappropriate  and they are useless like the seeds sown in saline  soil.”                                                                                                                                                             40.3
“Your words are incapable of dissuading  me specially from a combat with Rama  who is sinner and a foolish man .”                                                                                                                                                          40.4
“Hearing the primitive  words of a lady , he  came at once to the forest leaving  , friends, kingdom , mother   as well  as father.”                                                                                                                         40.5
“I consider it essential to  abduct his wife whom he loves more than his life , in your presence since he killed Khara   in war.”                                                                                                                                             40.6
“Oh Mareecha, I have decided my mind on that and nobody can stop me from that including  Indra, devas and asuras.”                                                                                                                                                40.7
“You are  supposed to tell me about merits or demerits  or about dangers or  tricks involved  in this task  only  if I ask you to tell about it.”                                                                                                                       40.8
“If a king asks for it , then only  the minister can talk with folded hands , though he is an intellectual or astute   advisor.”                                                                                                                                                  40.9
“A king  should be addressed in gentle words which pleases his heart , which are not unfavorable to him
 and should be told to him  with courtesy. “                                                                                                40.10
“Oh Mareecha, A king does not feel happy  even good words of advice , if they are told in an oppressive way  as he deserves respect.”                                                                                                                          40.11
“Very powerful kings assume the  five forms of  Fire, Indra, moon, Varuna   and Yama.”                   40.12
“Oh Rakshasa, a great king  like fire  normally possesses  heat , valour , commanding power , gentleness  and   grace and therefore  a king should be respected under all circumstances.”                                 40.13
“You who do not know Dharma but deluding   yourself that you know it  and  you have talked  with an evil mind  cruel  and harsh words to me , who has arrived as your guest.”                                             40.14
“I did not ask you about the merits or demerits nor asked you about desirability or otherwise  and Oh Rakshasa  with great valour, I only asked  you this much.”                                                                         40.15
“You have to assist me in this great task .Please hear my words about what you should do,”          40.16
“You transform yourself to a  rare deer of golden colour with silver spots  and  roam here and there in front of the hermitage of Rama  for attracting Vaidehi towards you and later you can go wherever you want.”                                                                                                                                                       40.17-40.18
“Seeing that deer of illusion Sita would be greatly wonderstruck and  request Rama to get  that deer to her   with haste.”                                                                                                                                               40.19  
“When the attention of the son of Kakustha clan is diverted , after moving to a distance , imitating the voice of Rama, you cry  in a loud tone “Hey Sita, Hey Lakshmana”                                                         40.20
“Hearing that , as requested by Sita, Lakshmana would follow  scared  and confused the same  path of Rama , out of love.”                                                                                                                                           40.21
“When Kakustha and Lakshmana are away from there, I would comfortably get  the lady Sita, like Indra  got Sachi Devi.”                                                                                                                                                   40.22
“Oh Rakshasa , after accomplishing this task, you can  do wherever you want and Oh Mareecha who does good penance , then I would give you half my kingdom.”                                                               40.23
“ Oh  gentle one , go  in to that peaceful  path and get engaged in accomplishing  the task  and I  would accompany you in my Chariot to the Dandaka forest.”                                                                               40.24
“After deceiving Rama  and getting Sita without any war , I would return back after accomplishing the task along with you.”                                                                                                                                           40.25
“Oh Mareecha, If you do not do this task, now itself I will kill you  and this task then would be done by me using force , because a person who disobeys the king  does not  live with comfort.  “                    40.26 
‘You may not live after facing Rama in combat but  if you oppose me your death  by me is definite now  and so think about intelligently and take  a decision  as to what is desirable under these  circumstances.”

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

41.  Mareecha agrees     as there is no option

(Mareecha says that he would prefer to be killed by the enemy than by Ravana and   agrees to Ravana ‘s proposal)
When that Rakshasa heard these unfavorable   order of the king , That Mareecha told these harsh words  to the king of Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                        41.1
“ Oh Rakshasa ,Who has advised  you  to do  this sinful action which would lead to your  destruction along with all your sons, all your kingdoms and all your ministers.”                                                             41.2
“Who is  that sinner  who cannot tolerate , you being happy? BY whose advise  have you been taken  to the gates of death?”                                                                                                                                               41.3
“It is clear that some Rakshasa who lacks valour  desires your destruction  and wants you to be obstructed  by a stronger power.”                                                                                                                       41.4
“Oh Rakshasa , which debased person  who is not interested in your welfare  has given you this advise , Which will lead you to your self destruction.”                                                                                                   41.5
“Oh Ravana, all your ministers who did not prevent you from taking this wrong path  should be put  to death.”                                                                                                                                                                      41.6
“When a king  is passionate by nature and travels in that   chosen path , the ministers  should have resisted him. Why were you not forbidden from doing forbidden tasks  by the good people?”             41.7
“Oh Rakshasa , Oh greatest among the victorious, the ministers attain Dharma, desires , wealth   and  fame due to the grace of their Lord  who is the king.”                                                                                    41.8
“Oh Ravana , if this does not take place everything  would become useless and due to the bad trait of the king calamities would result.”                                                                                                                       41.9
“Oh best among victorious, king is the root of Dharma  and victory and so a king need to be protected at all costs  at every stage.”                                                                                                                                     41.10
“Oh king, Oh Rakshasa , a very sharp one , one with hostility and one who has humility cannot rule the kingdom properly.”                                                                                                                                               41.11
“Those ministers who adopt  wrong strategies  are quickly overthrown along with the king , like a speedy horses driven by a slow charioteer on a rough path.”                                                                                 41.12
“In this world , even those pious people,  who do their duty properly are ruined along with their kith and kin by mistakes committed by others.”                                                                                                          41.13
“Citizens who are ruled by a king who is cruel as well as un favourable , would not prosper like the  goats protected by the jackal.”                                                                                                                                    41.14
“Oh Ravana , all those Rakshasas  ruled by you , who is cruel  , evil minded and slave to passion would definitely perish.”                                                                                                                                                 41.15
“Due to  you , I am facing the dreadful  death for no real reason at all , but  who will repent for you when you and your army would be destroyed.”                                                                                                       41.16
“”Not long after killing me , Rama will kill you too. Though I will be dying in the hands of enemy , I would have accomplished my desire.”                                                                                                                         41.17
“ Be assured  that  , just by Rama ‘s looks , I would be killed  and on the abduction of Sita , please understand that you along your kith and kin would also be killed.”                                                          41.18
“Suppose you are able to get out Sita with my help, be assured that you, me , kingdom of Lanka as well as the Rakshasas would no more be there.”                                                                                                   41.19  
“Please heed this warning from me who is your well wisher  and Oh Rakshasa  , if you do not heed my words  remember that  those who do not heed the advice of well meaning friends would be almost dead and will have a short life span.”                                                                                                                         41.20

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

42.Sita sees the golden deer
(Ravana and Mareecha reach the hermitage of Rama. Mareecha turns  in to an attractive golden deer . After lot of effort Sita sees him and gets attracted to him.)

After telling these distasteful words to Ravana, Mareecha  with distress said, “Let us go”   due to his fear  to the lord of the Rakshasas.                                                                                                                               42.1
“If he who carries the bows and arrows sees me once again, that one would raise his weapon and make my life to come to an end. “                                                                                                                              42.2
“Whoever exhibits his bravery before Rama would not return back alive . You who have been hit by the Danda of Yama , may please know that  he is another form of Yama.”                                                        42.3
“Oh lad with a bad soul  , what can I possibly do  for I am going  now, and let good come to you ,Oh Rakshasa.”                                                                                                                                                                42.4
Due to his words  Ravana became very happy  , hugged and embraced him tightly    and told the following.                                                                                                                                                                  42.5
“ Excellent Mareecha , You are now acting according my wish and that is appropriate. Earlier you were  someone else and now you are really Mareecha.”                                                                                          42.6
“Get in to this flying chariot which is decked with gems  and which is drawn by devils with face of donkeys  and go along with me.”                                                                                                                         42.7
“Once you tempt Vaidehi, you can go wherever you want  and when no one is there I would make Sita the princess of Mithila to accompany me.”                                                                                                        42.8
When Ravana and Mareecha ascended that chariot which was like an airplane , they departed from that hermitage quickly.                                                                                                                                                   42.9
Then they saw cities , forests , mountains streams, kingdoms  which were passing by.                         42.10
Mareecha and the king of Rakshasas after reaching Dandakaranya   , saw the hermitage  of Rama.   42.11
After getting down from the chariot decorated with golden ornaments, Ravana helped Mareecha by his hand and told him.                                                                                                                                                42.12
“This hermitage  surrounded by Banana plants is the place for which we have come.  And please do the act for which we  have come here.”                                                                                                                  42.13
Hearing the words of Ravana that Rakshasa Mareecha  , became a deer  and started  roaming near the entrance of hermitage of Rama.                                                                                                                        42.14
He assumed  a form which was wonderful to look at , with antlers decorated by   excellent gems  and face dappled with white and black spots.                                                                                                        42.15
The mouth of the deer was  blue like a blue  sapphire , with mouth  like red pink lotus petals  , ears like blue lotus and it was having a raised neck.                                                                                                     42.16
His white stomach was shining like  jasmine  flowers  and like a moon as well as diamond, the side part of the body which was golden in colour was shining like Madhuka  flowers , rest of the body was  shining like filaments of lotus flowers   and  hooves  were like Vaidoorya   stones  and its legs were  slim and strong and in  good shape.                                                                                                                              42.17
Its  multi coloured tail was pointing upward  shining like rainbow  and the animal had a shining complexion  with inlaid gems  of many kinds.                                                                                            42.18
Within a moment Mareecha transformed himself  in to a very pretty deer  and the forest and also hermitage of Rama was shining due to his luster.                                                                                      42.19
That Rakshasa assuming a mind bewitching form  with a aim of tempting Vaidehi,  and had colours of different ores  and he freely moved about in grass lands  feeding grass.                                    42.20-42.21
That variegated deer with  hundreds of silver  spots  was lovely to look at  and wandered about nibbling young leaves of trees and shoots.                                                                                                                   42.22
It went to the Banana groove and moved here and there near the Karnikara trees  and moved slowly with an aim of stealing the attention of Sita.                                                                                              42.23
That  great deer with its back like a red lotus flower  comfortable wandered  near the hermitage  of Rama.                                                                                                                                                            42.24
That  best deer went from there but again came back  and after swiftly going from there  it  retuned there speedily.                                                                                                                                             42.25
It played at one  place  , sat there   for some time  and with impatience came back and went along with a deer herd.                                                                                                                                                    42.26
That Rakshasa  who has become a deer  , followed other deer herds but  again came back, with the desire of being seen by Sita  it jumped , sprang and ran round in circles.                                     42.27
The other animals who were wandering in the forest  came near  and  sniffed this deer ran away  in all the ten directions.                                                                                                                                    42.28
Since he was a Rakshasa   the Mareecha was interested in killing other animals of the forest  and for protecting  his intention , he did not kill them to feed.                                                                      42.29
At that time  , Vaidehi with auspicious looks  , who was busy plucking flowers from trees  came near that place.                                                                                                                                                           42.30
The lady with intoxicating eyes went  to pluck flowers  Karnika, Asoka and mango trees ,since   she who  had a dazzling  eyes  wanted  to pluck flowers.                                                                                    42.31
That divine damsel  who did not deserve to live in the forest saw  the deer which was fully decorated by gems , with pearls inlaid all over the body.                                                                                             42.32
She with pretty lips and teeth  saw that deer of deception,  and that wide  eyed damsel  was wonderstruck  and stared at that deer with affection.                                                                         42.33
That deceptive deer  saw the wife of Rama  who was illuminating that forest  and again wonderfully moved around.                                                                                                                                             42.34
Since she had not seen earlier a deer decorated by several gems , that daughter of Janaka  experienced very great surprise.                                                                                                                                       42.35

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

43. Rama  decides to bring the deer   dead or alive

(Sita requests Rama for the deer  and Lakshmana warns that it may be Mareecha.   Rama  decides     to either bring the deer  alive or dead. He requests Lakshmana to take care of Sita,)

Sita , the lady with good hips , one of flawless beauty , while plucking flowers saw  that splendid deer  which was of the colour of gold and silver  and after seeing that   was delighted shouted to draw  the attention  of  Rama and Lakshmana who were standing fully armed.                                         43.1-43.2
When summoned by Vaidehi those tiger among men , Rama and Lakshmana  looked around and   when their attention was drawn to it , saw the animal.                                                                                      43.3
Lakshmana   when he saw that animal became doubtful    and told Rama “I do not think that animal is anybody except Mareecha.”                                                                                                                         43.4
“Many kings who came  for hunting in the forest for  joy were killed by this malicious imposter  who can change his form at will.”                                                                                                                                 43.5
“Oh tiger among men, this deceitful one has taken the form of a  radiant  deer of illusion which is like the city of Gandharwas   that does not exist.                                                                                              43.6
“Oh Raghava , nowhere does this type of deer decorated by gems exist  and oh lord of the world, this is definitely an act of cheating.”                                                                                                                         43.7
When Lakshmana was telling like this , that lady with a pretty smile  Sita  whose mind was captivated  by the skin of the animal    told.                                                                                                                          43.8
“Oh husband, this pretty deer has stolen my mind. Oh Great hero, if you bring it to me, We can play with it.”                                                                                                                                                                         43.9
“In this hermitage of ours there are many   deer walking about  in groups along with antelopes  and Yaks.”                                                                                                                                                                 43.10
“Oh very strong one , spotted antelopes in groups , monkeys as well as Kinnaras  which are good to look at   which steal the  minds  are also moving about.”                                                                               43.11
“Oh king I have never before  seen a similar looking great deer , which is pretty , glittering and patient.”
“It has peculiar body parts of different colours  and  has been decorated  by various gems. It is shining and illuminating the forest like moon.”                                                                                                          43.13
“What a pretty form , what rich looks, what a shine and what a  pretty sound it produces? This deer with his  varied type of body has stolen my mind.”                                                                                               43.14
“If you are able to catch it  while it is living , it would be a great surprise  and it will generate     wonder of wonders.”                                                                                                                                                         43.15
“After our exile is over also, this deer , when we go back to the kingdom, , it will add beauty to your private  apartment.”                                                                                                                                             43.16
“Oh king, this deer with its pretty form  would  create surprise in Bharatha, my mother in law, you as well as me.”                                                                                                                                                          43.17
“If this  great and pretty deer cannot be caught   when it is alive , then Oh tiger among men, it’s pretty hide would become mine.”                                                                                                                                43.18
“If this deer is killed then I would use    its hide of golden colour  on a cushion like grass  and sit on it   very comfortably. “                                                                                                                                             43.19
“This wish coming from a lady may sound passionate , terrible and not desirable  but this animal’s beauty  creates great surprise in me.”                                                                                                            43.20
Its golden colour , horns inlaid with gems , its colour resembling  young sun, it looks that resemble   the path of the stars , created  great sense of wonder  in Rama also.                                                             43.21
Rama after hearing Sita ‘s words and after seeing the  greatly wonderful deer , attracted by its form and encouraged  by Sita , Rama told these  happy words to Lakshmana.                                            43.22-43.23
“See Lakshmana how  Sita desires me to go after the deer , which due to its great looks does not appear to live in the forest. There is no deer of this beauty in either, the garden of Indra or Chaithraratha which is  Khubera’s  garden  and how can we find such an animal on earth. “                                        43.24-43.25
“Its hairs from top to bottom or from  bottom to top are beautiful  and the golden drops on the body of this deer are indeed beautiful.”                                                                                                                        43.26
“Please see its outstretched toungue which shines like a flame   of fire  and you can see it  like a streak of lightning falling     from the cloud.”                                                                                                                   43.27
“Its face is shining  with the colour of sapphire , its belly is having the shine of conch and whose mind will not be tempted by  this most elegant animal.”                                                                                     43.28
“Oh Lord Lakshmana , whose mind would not be filled with wonder on seeing   this deer  which glitters in its golden colour  and adorned  with different coloured gems ?”                                                     43.29
“Oh Lakshmana,  kings who come here to hunt for meat   or just for fun   may kill  this great deer in this great forest.”                                                                                                                                                     43.30
“In the dense forest , wealth consisting of  gems, minerals ,  gold  and different type of ores   would be collected  with difficulty.”                                                                                                                               43.31
“Oh Lakshmana ,  the essence  of all that  forest wealth , promotes the growth of treasuries   , like the things that are desired by the mind of Shukra fills his treasury  .”                                                        43.32
“Oh Lakshmana, one who wishes for materialistic fulfillments of his desire , moves about without thinking  and that is why economists are called materialistic people.”                                                 43.33
“Vaidehi with a pretty middle would sit along with me  on the golden colour  hide of this  excellent gem of a deer .”                                                                                                                                                          43.34
“I do not think that hide of a black spotted deer  or sheep or goat  is not comparable  to this hide in smoothness.”                                                                                                                                                      43.35
“This great deer and divine deer seen on the sky  are both divine  this being deer of earth and that deer of heavens.”                                                                                                                                                       43.36
“Oh Lakshmana , if what you say  is true that this  is not a deer but a  transformed Rakshasa, then also , I should bring death to it.”                                                                                                                            43.37
“That cruel  and evil minded Mareecha , while moving in the forest has tortured  and harassed several great sages.”                                                                                                                                                      43.38
“Several kings who were great archers , after hunting in the forest were killed by him while they were   waking up and so this deer deserves to be killed.”                                                                                    43.39
“Previously Vatapi used to enter the stomach of  saints, humiliate and kill them like the female mare calf killing its mother while in womb.”                                                                                                                 43.40
“After a long time that Vatapi entered greedily    in to the stomach of  the great sage Agasthya , who had great luster  and was made in to food by him.”                                                                                          43.41
“When after he was eaten he wanted to rise up in the stomach , taking his real form that great sage  with a smile told.”                                                                                                                                            43.42
“Oh Vatapi   in this world of living beings , without caring for them, you insulted many great Brahmins  with your power and on that account  you are being digested by me. “                                              43.43
“Oh Lakshmanan , I hope this one is not like Vatapi .He may underestimate me  for my qualities of Dharma and control over senses and I would kill him like  Agasthya  killed Vatapi.”                          43.44
“Oh son of the Raghu clan, you be here ready and alert  and protect Mythili because  the actions that we do in future depends on her.”                                                                                                                       43.45
“Oh Lakshmana , I would either  kill or catch this deer  and whatever  I do , I will bring the deer speedily back.”                                                                                                                                                                 43.46
“Oh Lakshmana see how Sita desires greatly to the hide of that deer  and as the hide of the deer is important , I will not allow   the deer to live.”                                                                                           43.47
“Oh Lakshmana , you  be  vigilant in the hermitage and look after Sita   and I would kill that deer by just one arrow   and after getting his hide , I would return quickly.”                                             43.48-43.49
“Oh Intelligent Lakshmana, you take care of Mythili , doubting that danger would come from  all directions at all times  and also the king of birds would go round the hermitage protecting her. 
This is the end of the  forty  third  chapter  Of  the book  of Aranya (Forest)   of the holy Ramayana   composed by Valmiki  as the  first epic.

44. Rama kills the golden deer

(Mareecha makes Rama run behind him to a long distance. Rama kills the Golden deer. It takes its original Rakshasa form shouts  “Oh Sita, Oh Lakshmana”  imitating the voice of Rama.     Rama is worried   and starts back.)

After the son of Raghu clan instructed his brother like this  , he tied to his waist a golden sword   with great luster.                                                                                                                                                      44.1
That warrior of unmatched valour in this world , took his bow which was like an ornament to him and ties two quivers on his back after  bending them thrice .                                                                        44.2
Seeing the great king coming towards him  due to fear  and with an aim of deceiving him, the deer  disappeared first and again came before him  and Rama after tying the sword securely and lifting the bow followed him quickly .                                                                                                                             44.3
Rama saw the shining animal in front  of him and that one who held the bow saw that deer running ahead  , again and again turning back    and looking at him. It was running beyond the reach  of his bow now and then and was tempting him. Suspecting it would be caught   and being scared , it flew up in the sky . Being seen and not being seen at times in the forest  , it looked like   the moon of the autumn season surrounded by scattered clouds.                                                                                               44.4-44.6
Mareecha who had assumed  the form of a deer  appeared very near  at times and at others he appeared  very off and appearing and disappearing and running away , he took far away from the hermitage .                                                                                                                                                  44.7-44.8
That son of Kakustha clan became angry   due to tiresomeness   created  by this tempting and sought a shade   and waited in the green grass.                                                                                                               44.9
That Rakshasa who assumed the deer form , maddened  Rama and was seen by him not far off but surrounded  by many animals.                                                                                                                           44.10
Feeling that Rama desired to catch him, that deer ran further    to a far off place  and out of fear for a moment  disappeared.                                                                                                                                         44.11
Seeing it again far away coming out of a  group of trees , that greatly lustrous Rama decided  to kill that deer.                                                                                                                                                                        44.12
Then the destroyer of enemies , that strong Rama became very angry , lifted an arrow which was shining like the Sun, joined it firmly with his bow , drew it with all his force  and sent that arrow created by Brahma which travelled like a serpent   aimed at that deer.                                                             44.13-44.14
That great arrow  tore the body of  that Rakshasa  in the deer form  and reached     the heart  and pierced it.                                                                                                                                                              44.15
Pierced by that arrow , that Rakshasa  jumped to the height of a palm tree  shouted in a loud way  and fell on the floor almost dead.                                                                                                                             44.16
Mareecha who was breathing his last gave up his false form  and recollected the words of Ravana who wanted Lakshmana should also be sent away   so that he can abduct  Sita.                           44.17-44.18
Realizing that proper time has come   , he imitated the voice of Rama and shouted , “Hey Sita, Hey Lakshmana.”                                                                                                                                                      44.19
The  matchless  arrow of Rama stuck his vital parts  and that Rakshasa gave up his deer form , assumed back his big body and gave up his life.                                                                                                          44.20
Seeing the horrible looking Rakshasa who was lying  and moving his limbs on the ground  drenched with blood  , Rama remembered the words of Lakshmana  and his mind   went back to Sita.          44.21-44.22
“This is the magic of Mareecha   as was clearly foretold by Lakshmana  and in the same way as told by him, I have killed Mareecha.”                                                                                                                             44.23
“That Rakshasa Mareecha screamed  in a loud manner , “Hey Sita, Hey Lakshmana” and then died. Having heard it , what would Sita be thinking, what would Lakshmana with great hands  be thinking ,” and when  the soul of Dharma Rama reflected this was   he was greatly worried and stunned.” 
Because of  killing the Rakshasa  and  because  of  his shouting that way before his death then Rama was greatly sad as well as scared  and  despondent                                                                                               44.26
Then Rama killed another deer , collected its meat  and departed very quickly   towards Janasthana .

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

45.Janaki  makes Lakshmana  to  go in search of Rama

(Janaki    first requests Lakshmana    to go and help his brother   and when he refuses saying that his brother is very strong she  tells that Lakshmana wants to posses her . Wounded by this Lakshmana decides    to  go in search of Rama.)

Hearing the sound of pain which was her husband’s voice  from the forest   Sita told Lakshmana, “You go to  Rama and find out what happened.”                                                                                                            45.1
“My heart is trembling and my soul is not in place where it should be there  after hearing the cry of anguish from the   forest  requesting for help. You   ought to go to  protect   your brother.”      45.2
“You run quickly there as your brother  is requesting for help  just like a bull   which has been caught   by a lion.”                                                                                                                                                                       45.3
As per the instructions of his brother , he did not move from there  and seeing that the very angry daughter of Janaka told him.                                                                                                                                45.4
“Oh Son of Sumithra , you are an enemy of your brother  in the form of a friend , for in this situation you are not going to help your brother.”                                                                                                                   45.5
“You are  desiring for the destruction  of Rama  for my sake  and I know for sure that you are not going to help Rama  because of greed.”                                                                                                                     45.6
“I think that you do not have any love   towards your brother  and that is why you are standing here  though Rama with great luster is not there.”                                                                                                45.7
“You are standing here  without attending to the  main duty for which you have come by not going there when he is in difficulty and what is the use of my being here?’                                                                 45.8
Saying  like that Vaidehi stood there drowning in  her tears due to great sorrow  and Lakshmana told her  , who was shivering like a female deer.                                                                                                          45.9
“Oh Vaidehi, there is no doubt that  even devas, Gandharwas asuras , serpents and men  cannot win over    your husband .”                                                                                                                                   45.10
“Oh auspicious one , Rama is like Indra in war   and cannot be faced by  devas, Men, Gandharwas , birds, Rakshasas , devils, Kinnaras , wild animals  and horrible asuras .”                                              45.11-45.12
“Rama  cannot be killed in war and so you should not talk like this   and I am not interested to go , leaving you alone here.”                                                                                                                                  45.13
“He cannot be resisted  by even mighty strong people   or  by well equipped   armies  and in the three worlds there is no one  who can fight with him, even if they are helped by Gods.”                           45.14
“Relieve your heart  and give up your sorrow , your husband would come back quickly after killing  that great deer.”                                                                                                                                                         45.15
“It is clearly  not his voice but  one created by illusion by somebody like the  city of Gandharwas , possibly by that Rakshasa.”                                                                                                                             45.16
“Oh Vaidehi you have been deposited by Rama   with me for safe keep  and I am not willing  to leave , leaving you here, oh blessed lady.”                                                                                                               45.17
“Oh Vaidehi after we have killed Khara  in Janasthana , we have developed enmity   with the Rakshasas.”
“In this great forest  Rakshasas  who wander torturing others speak in many voices and so you should not get worried.”                                                                                                                                                45.19
Hearing this words , Sita became greatly enraged  and with her eyes turning blood red ,she told these harsh undesirable words to Lakshmana who was a votary of truth.                                                          45.20
“Oh man of bad conduct , oh cruel one , Oh blot to your clan , I think that the distress of Rama  is pleasing you.”                                                                                                                                                        45.21
“Oh Lakshmana , in spite of seeing the  great distress of Rama you speak such words  and if this occurs among rivals it would not be surprising . You seem to  be cruel and    walking  with  disguise.”
“You are  bad one who is following Rama when he is alone, for my sake covering your true intention , possibly instigated by Bharatha.”                                                                                                                     45.24
“Your   or Bharatha ’s intention will never be fulfilled. Would I leave my  husband   who is black like a blue lotus , having eyes like a lotus flower and love ordinary men like you?”                                          45.25
“Oh son of Sumithra, I  would give up my life in your presence now , for without Rama I do not want to live on this earth even  for a second.”                                                                                                              45.26
Hearing this harsh  and uncivil words   of the very agitated  Sita , Lakshmana who has won over his senses told her  with folded hands in salutation.                                                                                          45.27
“You are like a goddess to me  and I do not intend to reply you . Oh Maithili such unworthy words coming    from a woman is not surprising as  , in the world it is well known that ladies exhibit such characters.”                                                                                                                                              45.28-45.29
“Ladies are beyond Dharma, whimsical, inconsistent , sharp tounged capable of wounding others . Oh Vaidehi, who is the daughter of king Janaka , I cannot tolerate such words  for they are red hot arrows piercing my ears.”                                                                                                                                             45.30
“I am arguing for justice  and so your harsh  tone is not justified. Let all those who  are in this forest bear witness to what I say.”                                                                                                                                        45.31
“Fie on you . By doubting me  you may be ruined by the natural callous conduct of ladies  as  I am only following my elder brother’s words.”                                                                                                              45.32
“I am going to see Rama, Oh blessed one, be safe. Let all the gods of forest protect you , oh broad eyed one.”                                                                                                                                                                    45.33
“I see dreadful omens before me  and I am not sure  whether  I would be able to see  you  along with Rama on my return, Oh Vaidehi , the daughter of Janaka.”                                                          45.34-45.35
When Lakshmana told  her like this  , the daughter of Janaka  started crying  and she with tear drenched eyes replied harshly.                                                                                                                                           45.36
“Oh Lakshmana , without Rama I will enter river Godavari and bind myself to death  or I will sacrifice  this body by falling from difficult terrain .”                                                                                                    45.37
“I will drink strong poison or enter raging fire  but I will not touch any other male except the son of Raghu clan  even by my foot.”                                                                                                                         45.38
Like this with great sorrow Sita started blaming Lakshmana , by  hitting her belly   with her own hands.”
The son of Sumithra  seeing  the sad state of that dejected lady  who has broad eyes , consoled her  but Sita refused to speak to the brother  of her husband.                                                                                45.40
Then Lakshmana after saluting Sita and after bending little to show his respect , looked at her thought of various ways to protect her  and started to  join Rama.                                                                              45.41

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

46.The Ravana mendicant   approaches Janaki

(As soon as Lakshmana goes away Ravana takes the form of a mendicant     and approaches Janaki. He praises her beauty     and without any suspicions , Janaki receives him inside the hermitage  hospitably.) 

When she spoke thus rudely to him,  , the younger brother got very angry , and wanted to see  Rama and started from  there with speed.                                                                                                                    46.1
Then immediately Ravana   assumed a form of  a Sanyasi   and taking advantage  of the opportunity  approached  Vaidehi.                                                                                                                                              46.2
Wearing good quality ochre cloths , with hair knotted , holding umbrella , wearing sandals , with auspicious staff  and water pot hanging over  his left shoulder , looking like   a mendicant  Ravana approached  Vaidehi.                                                                                                                                              46.3
In the forest , when both brothers   who were like the Sun and Moon were absent, Ravana who was very strong  at the time  of dusk, when the darkness   starts to  spread.                                                              46.4
Then the exceedingly cruel Ravana  saw the young lady  who was  wife of Rama  and  who was famous , like a sinister planet looks at Rohini when the  moon was absent.                                                              46.5
The trees of Janasthana seeing  him of  greatly fierce actions  started shaking and wind ceased to blow.
The fast flowing river  Godavari seeing him with red  blood shot eyes , out of great fear started flowing steadily .                                                                                                                                                                  46.7
Waiting for the time when Rama would be absent, seeing that a chance has come , the ten headed Rakshasa, Ravana  in the form of a mendicant  reached near Vaidehi.                                                       46.8
That  evil on in the form of a good mendicant  went near the lady who was worried about her husband like the planet Saturn  moving towards  the “Chithra” star .                                                                        46.9
That sinner looking like one having humility like  a deep well being hidden by grass  stood looking at  Vaidehi , the wife of Rama who was famous.                                                                                                 46.10
The wicked Rakshasa  with a cruel mind  seeing that auspicious lady who had pretty lips and teeth , who was resembling a full moon, who was sitting in her hermitage  affected by sorrow   and tears , who was having  eyes like  lotus  leaf like eyes  and who was dressed in yellow silk cloth  went near her.
That king of Rakshasas  being wounded by the arrows of God of love came chanting Vedas  spoke  these humble words.                                                                                                                                                 46.13
That Ravana praised her ,  “Among the greatest ladies of the world your body is   shining brightly  like the Goddess Lakshmi without  the lotus flower.”                                                                                     46.14
“Who are you with the golden colour  who has worn the yellow silk cloth  and wearing an auspicious lotus garland and looking like   the lotus pond itself.”                                                                             46.15
“Oh blessed one , oh  lady with a pretty face  , are you , “hri” , or the goddess of shyness,  or Keerthi,  or the goddess of fame , or  goddess of auspiciousness, or  goddess  of wealth , or Lakshmi, or  Apsaras or  goddess  of  fortune or  Rathi the goddess of love , who is freely moving about?”                             46.16
“You have white  and  very pretty teeth  which are evenly placed  and you have clear and broad eyes  with black eye balls  and with a reddish tinge in the corner.”                                                                 46.17
“You have broad hips,  stout thighs like the trunk of an elephant , you have pretty round heavy  breasts  decorated by gems , which droop slightly due to its weight, with the nipples projecting out  , which are shining and delightful like two palm fruits .”                                                                                    46.18-46.19
“Oh Lady with a pretty smile who has pretty teeth, oh lovely lady with very pretty eyes , you are  stealing my mind like  the water of the river steals its bank , Your slender waist can be  caught within the fist of the hand  and have pretty hair  and compact breasts touching each other.”                               46.20-46.21
“Oh Lady , I have not seen such a beauty as yours in the earth or among gods or among Gandharwas or among Kinnaras  or among Yakshis.”                                                                                                               46.22
“With unmatched beauty in this world  and with delicate youthfulness , you are living in this forest and this  is maddening my heart.”                                                                                                                           46.23
“Move away from here as this forest , where horrible Rakshasas  who can change their form  at will  reside,  is not a proper place for you to reside .”                                                                                          46.24
“You deserve to stroll in  terraces of palaces,  pretty gardens in towns  which are both luxurious and fragrant .”                                                                                                                                                             46.25
“Oh pretty one , you deserve the choicest garlands,   food as well as cloths  and also the choicest husband  would only be suitable to you.”                                                                                                       46.26
“Oh blessed lady do you belong to the Rudras, or Maruths or Vasus  for  you appear to me  to be one among the devas.”                                                                                                                                               46.27
“Devas , Kinnaras and Gandharwas do not  come to this place , since only Rakshasas live here.  How did you happen to come here? “                                                                                                                             46.28
“Monkeys, lions, panthers bears , Hyenas and wild Kanka birds   only live here, and are you not frightened by them?”                                                                                                                                          46.29
“In this great forest  powerful and horrifying animals like the elephants in rut move about  and being alone are you not scared by them.”                                                                                                                  46.30
“Oh auspicious one , who are your people ? Where do you come from? Why are you moving about in this Dandaka , where horrible Rakshasas live?”                                                                                              46.31
When that  Ravana  who was a bad soul  but has come  in the form of a Brahmin praised her like this that  Maithili  received that Ravana   like a   honored guest  and worshipped him.                                 46.32
That pleasant looking lady  first offered him  who looked like a sage , a  seat and then offered him water  for drinking and told him, “Everything is ready.”                                                                                            46.33
That Maithili seeing him in the form of a Brahmin holding a begging bowl made of pumpkin shell, without having any doubt about his bad intentions  , invited that Brahmin.                                           46.34
“Oh Brahmin, here is the seat for you. Sit on that freely. Here is water for drinking, please take it. Here is the best food prepared   out of forest products  kept ready for you. Please take it without any hesitation.”                                                                                                                                                           46.35
Ravana who was being invited   with words of cordiality  , looked at Maithili, who was the wife of a king  and decided to abduct her away   with force  without knowing that he was inviting his own death. 46.36
Sita anxiously awaited her husband gone for hunting  as also Lakshmana  but she saw only greens everywhere   in the forest but she did  not see Rama and Lakshmana.                                                     46.37

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

47.Ravana reveals his identity and tells his intentions

(Sita answers the mendicant truthfully and with courtesy  . Ravana then tells her that his intention was to abduct her and make her his chief queen.  Sita   starts trembling with fear.)

Seeing that evil intentioned Ravana  who had come in the form of a mendicant , Vaidehi started    to tell him about herself.                                                                                                                                                  47.1
“If I do not answer his questions properly  , he  being a Brahmin  as well as a guest  he may curse  me “ thought Sita  for a moment and then started answering him.                                                                       47.2
“Oh best among the Brahmins, I am Maithili the daughter   of the great soul Janaka  and I am called “Sita” and am the wife of Rama.”                                                                                                                         47.3
“I lived in the house of Ikshuvaku clan for twelve years  , enjoying all the pleasures of human beings  and all my desires were fulfilled.”                                                                                                                                47.4
“In the thirteenth year the king  had consultations   along with other kings and ministers ,  about crowning Rama “.                                                                                                                                                    47.5  
“When arrangements for the consecration of Rama  were being made , the lady called Kaikeyi asked for a boon from her husband.”                                                                                                                                   47.6
“ Based on the earlier promise made to her  , by my father in law  who was  a truthful and great king , she asked  due to my lack of  good fortune  for coronation of her son Bharatha and banishment of my husband Rama  for  fourteen  years.”                                                                                                               47.7
“She said, “I will not eat nor drink nor sleep , if Rama is consecrated and this would be the end of my life”                                                                                                                                                                            47.8
“When Kaikeyi told like  this ,  my father in law  who respected her  begged her to accept any other alternative , but she did not agree   to them.”                                                                                                  47.9
“At that time my lustrous husband was  only twenty   five year s old and I was eighteen  at that time.”
“My husband who was known  in the world as “Rama” , is blessed with good character  , speaks only truth and is pure at heart. He has broad eyes , powerful arms and looks after welfare of all beings.”  
“His father , the greatly lustrous Dasaratha who was overcome by passion , Kaikeyi being most loved by him, did not carry  out the coronation of Rama.  “                                                                                         47.12
“When Rama went   to see his father  for the sake of coronation  , Kaikeyi   without hesitation told these words  to my husband .”                                                                                                                                     47.13
“Oh Raghava , please hear the  orders of your father from me . This kingdom would be given to Bharatha   to rule without any obstacles.”                                                                                                                          47.14
“Oh son of Kakustha clan, you have to live  like a sage for fourteen years  in the forest , for  saving your father  from falsehood.”                                                                                                                                      47.15
“ When told like this by Kaikeyi, my husband Rama who is a fearless man and firm in his resolves  said to her, “so be it.”                                                                                                                                                      47.16
“The matchless penance  of Rama ,Oh Brahmin, is  to give and not take and  speak no other words except truth.”                                                                                                                                                      47.17
“The Valorous Lakshmana , who is the son of the second mother of Rama  , who is the tiger among men and slayer of his enemies in the battle , has also come with him to help him.”                                     47.18
“That brother Lakshmana follows Dharma  as well as strict penance  and a wielder of bow  has  come along with me when Rama was banished.”                                                                                                   47.19
“He with matted hair and the form of a sage, who daily follows Dharma  and has won over his senses , has entered the Dandaka forest     along with me  and his brother.”                                                       47.20
“The three of us who have been banished by Kaikeyi to the forest  are  , Oh Brahmin, wandering in the forest with great luster.”                                                                                                                                   47.21
“Take rest for a while. You can also stay here. My husband would come now carrying large quantity of  meat of deer, alligator    as well as boar .”                                                                                       47.22-47.23 
“Oh Brahmin, tell me your name  , clan and  family  and also  tell me for what purpose you are wandering alone in this Dandakaranya.”                                                                                                    47.24
When the wife of  Rama asked like this , that very strong  king of Rakshasas  gave a reply which was ruthless.                                                                                                                                                             47.25
“Oh Sita, I  am one who is called Ravana  , the king  Of Rakshasas ,of whom  the entire world including devas, asuras  and serpents    are scared and shiver “                                                                              47.26
“Oh flawless lady who is of golden complexion,  after seeing you clad in silk garments, , I am not  getting interested in  making love to my own wives.”                                                                                           47.27
“Among all the women whom I have brought  , after winning several wars , you would become my chief queen, safety unto you.”                                                                                                                             47.28
“My  city Lanka is a great city in the middle of the ocean  and it is situated on a peak of mountain surrounded   by the ocean.”                                                                                                                        47.29
“There , Oh Sita, you can stroll along with me  in the pleasure gardens  and oh pretty one, by that  , you will not miss your life in the forest.”                                                                                                           47.30
“Oh Sita , if you become my wife , five thousand well ornamented  lady attendants    would be waiting on you.”                                                                                                                                                            47.31
When Ravana told like this that daughter  of Janaka became very angry  and that lady with blemish less  limbs replied  without any care to the Rakshasa.                                                                                     47.32
“I am a faithful follower of  my husband Rama , who is unshakable like a huge mountain  , who is similar to Devendra  and imperturbable  like the mighty sea.”                                                                          47.33
“I am a loyal wife of Rama  who is endowed with all virtues  , a refuge like a banyan tree , speaker of truth and a great hero.”                                                                                                                               47.34
“I am the faithful wife of Rama  ., who has powerful arms , who has broad chest  ,  who walks like a marching lion,  lion  among men and really  a lion.”                                                                               47.35
“I am the loyal wife of Rama , who has a face like full moon , son of a king , one who has won over his senses , greatly famous in earth and  a great soul.”                                                                                 47.36
“You are after all a Jackal who wants   a  lioness like me  who is difficult to get and you cannot even touch me  because I am like the rays of the Sun.,”                                                                                   47.37
“Oh Ravana , you who desire the dear wife of Rama  is an unfortunate one  and you will certainly see  the  golden tree (death).”                                                                                                                              47.38
“You are trying to pull the teeth  of a  hungry and powerful lion which is the enemy of all animals   and also you are wishing to pull the fangs from a powerful poisonous snake.”                                         47.39
“You are wishing to carry the great mountain Mandhara   by your hand and  you want to go back safely after  drinking the Kalakoota poison .”                                                                                                       47.40
“if you are aiming at violating the dear wife  of Rama, you  are rubbing your eyes   with a needle and licking a sharp sword.”                                                                                                                                  47.41
“Anyone who desires to assault the dear wife of Rama  is trying to cross the sea with a big stone tied to the neck  or trying to carry the moon and Sun in both hands.”                                                            47.42
“If you are desiring to catch the virtuous wife of Rama , you are trying to hold a blazing fire with a cloth in hand.”                                                                                                                                                          47.43
“If you want to  seek the  worthy wife of Rama , you are trying to walk on the   sharp edge of tridents. “
“The difference between you are Rama is like that of the difference between lion and the Jackal , like the difference between the sea and the ditch  and  like the difference between wine and dirty water .”
“The difference between the son of Dasaratha and yourself is like  the difference  between gold  and lead, that between sandal paste    and slime and that between elephant and a cat.”                       47.46
“The difference between son of Dasaratha   and  you is like the difference between eagle and a crow , between peacock and a crane  and between swan and a vulture.”                                                      47.47
“The Rama with the strength  the thousand eyed Indra  , when he stands  armed with a bow and arrow, even if I am abducted will to allow you to become old  and I will act on you like a diamond swallowed by a fly.”                                                                                                                                                                  47.48
After  forcefully telling like this  to the Rakshasa , the  body of the lady of pure thoughts  started trembling  like a Banana plant caught in a storm.                                                                                     47.49
That Ravana who was powerful like death  started  giving  an account  about  his clan , his strength  and his deeds , to the lady who was shivering with a view to make her more  scared.                             47.50

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

48.Ravana introduces himself

(Ravana then tells  Sita in detail about himself and his exploits. He promises her a very happy life with him in Lanka.  He also tells her that   he is a brother  of Khubera   and owns the Pushpaka Vimana.)

When Sita spoke like this , Ravana  arching  his eyebrows to his forehead , using agitated and harsh words   replied her.                                                                                                                                               48.1
“Oh lady whose beauty cannot be described , Vaisravana , the lord of riches is my step mother’s son and my name is Ravana, safety to you, and I am famous as the ten headed one. “                                         48.2
“People including Devas, Gandharwas , ghosts, Patakas and serpents  get scared on seeing me who is like death and run away.”                                                                                                                                    48.3
“Due to some other reason a great war took place between me and Vaisravana my brother from my step mother and in the individual war between us I won over him due to my great anger and power .”  
“That Khubera who rides on men , due to  great fear towards me , left his own prosperous home and is living  on Kailasa , the great mountain.”                                                                                                           48.5
“ Oh auspicious lady ,  due to my valour , I gained from him   the aero plane called Pushpaka , which goes to any place one desires , in which I wander  in the skies.”                                                                         48.6
“Oh Maithili,  the devas who see  my face when is angry  start shivering and start running away scared, with Indra in the forefront.”                                                                                                                               48.7
“If the wind God  sees me , with great hesitation he blows mildly   and  so are the sun and moon and out of fear the scorching sun becomes cool.”                                                                                                       48.8 
“Wherever I stay  or move about, the trees with full of leaves become still and the river  remains with still water.”                                                                                                                                                           48.9
“If I cross the sea, there exists  my auspicious city of Lanka  and it is full of horrifying Rakshasas and is equal to Indra ‘s Amravati.”                                                                                                                            48.10
“That white city enclosed by a wall shines  and the city has golden gates with doors encrusted with Vaidoorya.”                                                                                                                                                        48.11
“It is crowded with horses , elephants and chariots   and is filled with music from wind pipe instruments. It has trees yielding all round the year and looks splendid as it is filled with pleasure gardens.”     48.12
“Oh Sita  who rules my mind, there you would live with me  and would never remember    the human ladies.”                                                                                                                                                               48.13
“Oh blessed lady , there enjoying the divine pleasures of mortals with me , you will not remember the human being called Rama with a short span of life.”                                                                                48.14
“King Dasaratha crowned  his  most loved son there sending away his  elder son  of inferior intellect to the forest.”                                                                                                                                                       48.15
“Oh broad eyed one , Rama who has been banished to the forest has  lost his capacity to think  and what will you do with   that sage who does penance .”                                                                                     48.16
“You do not deserve to reject  me who is the lord of all the Rakshasas, who has come here due to passion   for you, who has succumbed to the arrows of God of love.”                                                48.17
“After rejecting me , you would feel greatly sorry like Urvasi who rejected Pururuvas and kicked him by her feet.”                                                                                                                                                          48.18
“Oh auspicious beauty, that Rama in war  is not even equal to my fingers  and so you be happy  in getting me  by your luck.”                                                                                                                             48.19
When Vaidehi hear these  words she was enraged and her eyes turned red and in that lonely place she  spoke  harsh words    to that king of Rakshasas.                                                                                       48.20
“Why did you do inauspicious deeds   instead of  showing regard to your brother  who is the God Vaisravana  who is being saluted by all beings?”                                                                                      48.21
“Oh Ravana , you would get all the Rakshasas   destroyed , because they have a  cruel  and evil minded king who does not have control over his senses.”                                                                                   48.22
“It may be possible to lead a life after abducting  Sachi , the wife of Indra  but  after carrying away the wife of Rama  there would not be any life.”                                                                                             48.23
“Oh Rakshasa  ,  you  may hope to live long after snatching the pretty Sachi from the hands of Indra who Carries the Vajrayudha  but after assaulting me , even if you drink nectar of immortality t you would not be alive.”                                                                                                                                                            48.24

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

49.Ravana Carries  Sita  to his chariot

(Then Ravana shows her his real form and holding her by hair and supporting her with his hand  on her thighs , he carries her to his chariot.  Sita wails and  requests  all birds and trees to  tell Rama about her abduction. Then she sees Jatayu    and tells him to inform Rama about his   plight.)

Hearing the words of Sita , that  ten headed one with great fame, kept one hand in another hand and got ready to assume his usual giant form.                                                                                                    49.1
He again told  the following words , “ Due to great madness  , you have  not understood about  my valour  and courage.”                                                                                                                                        49.2
“I can lift the entire earth including the sky by my bare  hands , I can drink the entire ocean and wage a war and kill death itself.”                                                                                                                                  49.3
“I can hide the Sun, I can shatter the earth by use of sharp arrows and I can assume  any form of I like, Oh mad woman , see me as your husband    who can fulfill all your desires.  “                                    49.4
When  the angry  Ravana was talking like this his eyes having the brilliance of Sun shined like  flaming fire  and in the corners of his eyes  amber colour developed.                                                                49.5
That Ravana shed his form of a gentle mendicant   and assumed  and that brother of Vaisravana   assumed a form similar to God of death.                                                                                                      49.6
With very red  eyes, decorated with pure gold ornaments , desperate with anger  , resembling a black rich cloud , with ten heads and armed with  bows and arrows, Ravana  the Rakshasa stood before her. 
The king of Rakshasas  Ravana , discarding the form of a mendicant , assumed his own form  and stood with a huge body, dressed in reddish attire, observing the gem of the woman stood before her.
That Ravana addressed Maithili who had a black hair which was shining like the sun and who was dressed  in best of cloths and ornaments  and spoke.                                                                             49.10
“Oh lady, If you are interested in having a husband who  is famous in all the three worlds , Oh blessed lady  depend on me , because I would be a husband  suitable to you.”                                               49.11
“Oh auspicious lady,  you may serve me for a long time  as your dear one , for at any time , I would not do anything that is not liked by you  and so give up your inclination to a mere human form  and place your love on me.”                                                                                                                                   49.12-49.13
“Rama has been banished from his country and he is of limited span of life and has not so far achieved anything  and Oh foolish women who thinks that you are wise what is the point in loving him. Obeying the words of a woman , he left all his friends  and he is living in  the forest haunted by wild animals . Oh lady with a  inferior brain.”                                                                                                                  49.14-49.15
After telling these words to Maithili who deserved love  and who spoke pleasing words , that Rakshasa caught in the web of  passion, went near her  and that Ravana caught her , like the planet Budha (Mercury the son of moon)  catching hold of Rohini.(Wife of moon)                                                     49.16
He lifted Sita who had lotus like eyes with his left hand holding her hair  and with his right hand supporting her thighs.                                                                                                                                      49.17
Seeing him who looked like death,  had sharp  teeth ,  great hands  and  who looked like a mountain, the gods of the forest ran away from  there.                                                                                                      49.18
Then the magical divine chariot drawn by donkeys , making noise like a donkey  appeared before Ravana and her who had a golden body.                                                                                                                    49.19
Then Ravana berating her  with harsh words   and in a loud  tone , lifted Vaidehi from his body part and placed her on the chariot.                                                                                                                               49.20
Held by Ravana that famous one shouted loudly  with sorrow and pain “Oh Rama” , addressing Rama who had gone far away in the forest.                                                                                                           49.21
At that time that passionate Ravana held her who did not love him  and who was writhing like a king of serpents  and fled from there.                                                                                                                        49.22
Then she who was being taken by the king of Rakshasas  over the sky, shouted like a mad women  in delirious condition  and screamed in great pain.                                                                                         49.23
“Oh very strong Lakshmana who pleases the mind of elders , you do not know that I am being carried away by  a impetuous Rakshasa.”                                                                                                                   49.24
“Oh Rama you  sacrificed pleasure and wealth in life for  the sake of Dharma and are you not seeing me carried away against Dharma?”                                                                                                                      49.25
“Oh scorcher of enemies , oh punisher of  the undisciplined ones, why are you not punishing this undisciplined   act of Ravana?”                                                                                                                       49.26
“ The results of an immoral act cannot be immediately seen  similar to time  acting as a supporting factor   for the ripening of  a crop.”                                                                                                                              49.27
“By this act that you  do , which takes your mind shattered  by time  , you would suffer great sorrow  and darkness   in your life due to Rama.”                                                                                                              49.28
“Alas , Kaikeyi and her  friends    would now be happy , Because I who am a lover of Dharma , famous one and a virtuous wife  is being abducted.”                                                                                               49.29
“Oh fully flowered Karnika trees   of Janasthana, I am taking leave of you , please tell quickly Rama that Ravana is abducting Sita.”                                                                                                                               49.30
“I salute the Malyavana peak of the Prasravana mountain, , you may please tell quickly that  Ravana is abducting  Sita.”                                                                                                                                                49.31
“I salute the river Godavari which is full of swans and  cranes, You may please tell quickly  that Ravana is abducting  Sita.”                                                                                                                                                  49.32
“I salute the deities of the forest filled    with trees , You may please  tell quickly  that Ravana is abducting Sita.”                                                                                                                                                   49.33
“I seek refuge and plead   with  all those animals ,and living beings living in this forest including  groups of animals and birds.”                                                                                                                                        49.34
“Please tell my husband who loves me more than his own life that the helpless  Sita is being abducted by Ravana.”                                                                                                                                                               49.35
“Knowing that I have been abducted that very strong Rama with great hands would  get me back , even if  Vaivasvatha   , the God of death abducts me.”                                                                                          49.36
She  who was big eyed  , who was extremely sad     and crying like this , then saw the  eagle sitting on the tree.                                                                                                                                                                         49.37
That beautiful lady  who was in the grip of Ravana  after seeing him was shaken by great    sorrow   , screamed loudly.                                                                                                                                                   49.38
“Please see me now being carried away from here  like an orphan, in a desperate way    by the sinful  Ravana who is the king of Rakshasas.”                                                                                                             49.39
“It is not possible for you to prevent him by your strength  because this Rakshasa  is cruel, well armed , evil minded and capable  of winning.”                                                                                                              49.40
“Oh Jatayu , please tell Rama  as well as  Lakshmana about all the details  of my  abduction , as it happened here .”                                                                                                                                                  49.41

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

50.Jatayu advises Ravana  and gets ready to fight him

(Jatayu who recognizes Ravana advises him to follow the path of Dharma and  though he is very old gets ready to fight with Ravana)

Jatayu who was resting on the tree   heard that sound  and Saw quickly Ravana    as also  Sita also.
That great bird   who was like  a flock of mountains  and who had a sharp beak  sitting on the top of the tree uttered these auspicious words.                                                                                                                 50.2
“ Oh ten headed one , I am Jatayu , the mighty strong king of eagles  , wedded to ancient Dharma   as well as truth .”                                                                                                                                                         50.3
“Rama , the son of Dasaratha  is the king  comparable to Indra  and Varuna  and takes care of the welfare of all the worlds.”                                                                                                                                    50.4
“She whom you are trying to abduct is the auspicious and famous lady  Sita , who is the wife of  the lord of all the worlds.”                                                                                                                                                   50.5
“Oh  king who adheres to Dharma, how can you violate the wife of others   and you being very strong should specially protect the wives of other kings.”                                                                                          50.6
“Take away from your mind  , the thought of touching someone else ‘s wife  and this thought should not enter a brave man who  condemns others for such a behaviour .You should protect the wife of others like   you protect your own wife.”                                                                                                                       50.7
“Oh son of Paulasthya , learned men take decision on Dharma   based on the behavior of the king , even if  a Dharma, Artha or Kama  is not mentioned in Sastras.”                                                                            50.8
“The king is the best repository of Dharma, Kama as well as wealth  and so whether an act is a bad Dharma or Good Dharma is decided   based on king’s behaviour.”                                                              50.9
“Oh best among the Rakshasas , you are sinful and fickle by nature , By doing what wicked deed , could you get , the wealth like a aero plane.”                                                                                                          50.10
“Passion is the conduct of some people and this cannot be erased  and prosperity will not last long   in the house of such bad souls.”                                                                                                                           50.11
“Rama who is greatly strong  and has not offended you  either in your country or in your city   and so why do you want to  offend that follower of Dharma?”                                                                             50.12
“If for the sake of Soorpanakha , Khara of Janasthana  , trespassed Rama who is a hero unsurpassed character   and got killed because of that , please tell me  the principle by which Rama  went against Dharma   and also tell me why  you are stealing the wife of that Lord of the world  ,because of that.”
“Leave Vaidehi at once so that she would not burn you , with a fierce look from her eyes which are like the thunderbolts of Indra which killed Vruthrasura.”                                                                                   50.15
“You are not aware of the poisonous snake that you have tied to your cloth  and you are not seeing the noose of the God of death  tightening around your  neck.”                                                                         50.16
“Oh gentle one , a man should carry  only a burden which does not overburden him  and also eat only that much would which would be healthy for him.”                                                                                      50.17
“Who will practice that Dharma which does not bring him fame  and glory  and who  will do acts which brings sufferings to the body?”                                                                                                                          50.18
“Ravana , I was born sixty thousand years ago  from that time I ruled  the kingdom which I got my father and forefathers  in a proper way.”                                                                                                                    50.19
“I am old and you are youth having bows, arrows as well as a chariot  but in spite of that, I will not allow you to go safely carrying Vaidehi,”                                                                                                                    50.20
“You are not strong enough to carry using Vaidehi  in my sight , just like the everlasting  rules of Vedas cannot be refuted by  arguments of logic.”                                                                                                      50.21  
“Oh Ravana , wait for a minute and fight with me in war , if you are valorous and like Khara you would be slain and fall  dead to the ground.”                                                                                                              50.22
“Soon that Rama clad in bark , who has killed several Rakshasas   and Dhanavas many times    also   will kill you .”                                                                                                                                                                50.23
“Since the sons of the king have gone to a far off distance , I do not know what to do?. Oh debased one , Without any doubt  You are going to be destroyed by fear towards  them.”                                          50.24
“As long as I am alive , I will not allow you to take the auspicious , lotus eyed  Sita who is the dear queen of Rama.”                                                                                                                                                              50.25
“I am sure that my act would be liked by that great soul  and I would it for Rama and Dasaratha , even by giving up my life.”                                                                                                                                                50.26
“Stay there , stay there , oh ten headed one, see me for a minute  and I would show  you the hospitality of war even by giving up my life , Oh Rakshasa..Like a fully ripened fruit dropping from its stalk, I would make you fall from the chariot.”                                                                                                            50.27-50.28

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

51. The fight between Jatayu and Ravana

(Jatayu destroys the chariot of Ravana during a great fight.  Ravana   who held Janaki left her    and cut off   the wings of Jatayu . Janaki became  sad as if her relative was dying.)

When his just opinions were told by Jatayu , all the twenty eyes of Ravana   shined like fire due to great anger.                                                                                                                                                                        51.1
The intolerant king of Rakshasas with blood red eyes due to anger and with his bright gold ear globes jumped on the king of the birds.                                                                                                                          51.2
The matchless fight between  them in the forest was tumultuous and appeared  like the clash between  two black clouds  brought about by  a great wind.                                                                                         51.3
Then a wonderful war took place between the vulture and the Rakshasa appeared like a war  between two winged mountain ranges of  Malya.                                                                                                         51.4
Then that strong one rained  reed shafts , sharp and  exceedingly dreadful arrows  as well as  iron shafts at the vulture  king.                                                                                                                                                51.5
Jatayu , the vulture who was the king of birds  endured the net work of arrows  as well as  the missiles sent by  Ravana.                                                                                                                                                      51.6
That strong one  and the great bird  with his sharp nails as well as feet  caused many wounds on the body  of Ravana.                                                                                                                                                     51.7
Then with great anger the ten headed one  sent  ten fierce  darts all equal the rod of death  , with a desire to hit  his enemy.                                                                                                                                        51.8
He then released fully arrows of great strength  which had sharp ends , whetted and sharp crescent shaped arrows   which pierced  the vulture.                                                                                                      51.9
Seeing Janaki with tears   in her eyes sitting on the chariot , without bothering about the arrows of the Rakshasa ,  Jatayu attacked again.                                                                                                                  51.10
That king of the birds  who had great luster broke with his feet  the bow along with arrows which were encrusted   with gems.                                                                                                                                         51.11
Flying in to great  anger , he took another bow  and  started  the rained arrows in hundreds and thousands.                                                                                                                                                              51.12
The  king of  birds in the midst of those sea of arrows  shone like a bird which has   returned back to its nest.                                                                                                                                                                         51.13
He who has great power scattered   all those arrows to a distance by his wings  and by his feet  he again broke the great bow.                                                                                                                                            51.14
That very brave  king of birds   who was shining like fire , using his  wings broke in to pieces the shield of Ravana .                                                                                                                                                                 51.15
In that  war the very powerful devils with a donkey face  who were covered with gold  and who were enriched with great speed were killed.                                                                                                            51.16
Then he broke the great chariot which was endowed with three pretty bamboo reeds , which could go wherever it desired , which  was glowing like fire  and decorated by  gems and gold.                           51.17
He then violently pulled down , the umbrella which was shining  along with the fans  along with those Rakshasas who were holding them.                                                                                                                  51.18
Again the powerful and glorious  king of the birds  with his  beak cut off the  huge head of the charioteer
.                                                                                                                                                                                51.19
With his bow being broken  without chariot , without horses  and without the charioteer , holding Vaidehi  on his lap that  Ravana jumped on the ground.                                                                              51.20
Seeing Ravana fallen on the ground without his chariot  , all the beings appreciated the king of vultures by saying “Great, Great.”                                                                                                                                    51.21
Seeing the old  king of the flock of birds , greatly tired due to the great fight , the happy Ravana , took Vaidehi and flew in to the sky.                                                                                                                          51.22
The king of vultures who had great luster  seeing the happy Ravana going away with the daughter of Janaka in his custody  , flying up chased Ravana  and after chasing him , he obstructed him and told.
“Sita is the  wife of Rama whose arrows can hit like Vajrayudha  , which would lead  to the destruction of all Rakshasas, Oh foolish one.  “                                                                                                                         51.24
“You are drinking  like a thirsty man,    this poisoned drink  which will lead to the   death   of friends, relations, ministers  army and all your allies.”                                                                                                 51.25
“Those who do not  know the consequences  and one who does  not have capacity  of discrimination  would be destroyed  speedily and you would be destroyed quickly.”                                                        51.26
“You have been tied  by the noose  of God of death  and  how can you escape , like a fish caught in the fish hook after   biting the bait.”                                                                                                                       51.27
“Oh Ravana those unassailable sons of Kakustha dynasty  will not any time condone , your entering that hermitage  .”                                                                                                                                                          51.28
“Like a coward , you did not act  which would be despised by the world  for a valorous hero would not adopt the method  of a thief.”                                                                                                                           51.29
“If you  are a valorous hero in the battle field , wait for a moment , for Rama will make you lie down dead like your brother Khara.”                                                                                                                  51.30
“Only when death is nearby a man would do such acts  and you have undertaken  this unrighteous act , for the destruction of your own soul. “                                                                                                             51.31
“If sin is attached to an action which good man will undertake it, even if he happens to be the lord of all the world  and  who was born  himself?”                                                                                                         51.32
Jatayu spoke these auspicious words to  the Rakshasa  and then he fell on the back of the Rakshasa with ten heads.                                                                                                                                                               51.33
Jatayu held Ravana  and wounded   him badly by using his  nails  and it was like the Mahout trying  to calm down a mad elephant .                                                                                                                               51.34
He who was having his claws , nails and beak as the only weapon wounded   Ravana’s back severely  by using his beak and claws and he started to pluck off his hair.                                                                     51.35
Being exasperated again and again by that king of vultures  , with intolerance raising in him , the Rakshasa  staggered to the right so that  he can hit the vulture at his back.                                            51.36
Clutching Sita on his left side securely , with great anger that  aggrieved Ravana , quickly hit back at Jatayu with his palm.                                                                                                                                           51.37
Jatayu the lord of the birds and destroyer of his enemies  using his beak  outstripped  Ravana and   tore  away  his ten left arms (He was holding Vaidehi by his left hand)                                                             51.38
Those ten arms which were torn off immediately appeared again , like the poisonous snakes   coming out from their pits.                                                                                                                                             51.39
Then out of great anger Ravana threw away   Sita   and  hit the vulture king with all his hands and feet. 
Then a battle took place  for some time between those matchless heroes  who were the chief of the Rakshasas and  the  chief  of  the birds.                                                                                                          51.41
Ravana then took his sword and cut off the wings  , sides and feet  of Jatayu , who    was fighting for the sake of Rama.                                                                                                                                                     51.42
Due to that horrible act of Ravana  , when his wings were cut off, that great vulture fell on the earth with very less life span left for him.                                                                                                                        51.43
Seeing Jatayu  fallen down on the earth soaked in blood , Vaidehi ran  near him    like he was   her own relative and became sad.                                                                                                                                 51.44
The king of Lanka  saw Jatayu who was shining  like a blue   cloud , who had white undersides  and who was greatly valorous  and appeared like a fire which had become peaceful.                                        51.45
Seeing him like a wingless chariot on the earth , felled there by the quick blows of Ravana  , Sita who had a face like a shining moon  hugged him  and then that daughter of Janaka started wailing.              51.46

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

52. Ravana forcefully carries away  Sita

(Ravana caught hold of Sita and started flying away. The entire nature cried for her. Lord Brahma  and the great sages felt that the time for  death of Ravana was nearing. )

That lady with the face of the king of stars seeing that Ravana  has stuck down, the king of vultures  wept due to great grief.                                                                                                                                   52.1
“People who know  the auspicious signs as well as  bad omens based on the noise of birds  would definitely read the pleasure and pain of man from them.  “                                                                    52.2
“Oh Rama  you are still not aware of the terrible disaster which happened to me but I feel  that  for my sake  the  animals and birds are running to tell the son of Kakustha can  about that.”                       52.3
“Due to my sin   and bad luck, the bird which  has come forward to save me is lying on the ground
dead .”                                                                                                                                                                52.4
That blessed and greatly  lady shouted bitterly  “please  save me , Oh Rama , Oh Lakshmana”, as if feeling that they were nearby to save her.                                                                                                  52.5
Ravana came running near that lady , whose ornaments and garlands were crushed  and who was weeping like a helpless orphan.                                                                                                                    52.6
To her who was embracing the huge trees like  a climbing plant shouting “Rama, Rama”   though Rama was not in that forest , that king of Rakshasas who looked like the god of death told, Leave it , leave it” and  caught hold of hair thus bringing   his death near to himself.                                               52.7-52.8
When Sita was insulted like this , all moving and non moving beings  not respectable ,  the forest  was covered by darkness , the wind did not blow and the   Sun did not shine brightly.                              52.9
Seeing with  his divine eye , the desperate Sita  grasped and being carried away Lord Brahma said, “The job has been done.”                                                                                                                                        52.10
Those great sages who lived in Dandakaranya forest    though they were all pained by it, felt happy at seeing Sita being grasped  because they could see  in it casually    the destruction of Ravana.
That Ravana   who was the king of Rakshasas   took her away to the sky , when she was crying and chanting “Rama, Rama”,  as well as Lakshmana.                                                                                         52.13
Wearing shining golden ornaments and dressed in yellow silk  that princess    shined like lightning in the sky .                                                                                                                                                                     52.14
With the yellow silk cloth flying over him, Ravana also shined like a mountain , over which   there was a yellow flame.                                                                                                                                                     52.15
Vaidehi ‘s   most auspicious fragrant  copper coloured lotus  petals   rained all over Ravana .        52.16
Her  golden coloured silk cloth which was flying in the sky , was exposed to the bright rays of the Sun and shined  like a cloud of golden colour.                                                                                                    52.17
Because she was being held under the arm of Ravana in the sky , her pretty nose and face without Rama being there, shined like a lotus flower without stalk.                                                                                 52.18
Sita ’s was beautiful   with  pretty forehead  and beautiful hair looked by the inner side of a lotus flower without any marks  and her  flawless white  nice shining  teeth which was decorated, her nice nose , her lovely red lips . She was constantly weeping  and wiping away her tears  and her pure face looked like a moon  and being held by Ravana it looked like a moon trying to break out from the  blue cloud.
Being shaken by Ravana , her auspicious  moon like face   without a shine and looked like  a moon which was seen in the day time.                                                                                                                                   52.22
That golden coloured Maithili being held by the Rakshasa   king who had blue limbs shone like  the metal girdle made  of  gold with inlaid blue  gem stones.                                                                                       52.23
That bright lotus like lady of golden colour  wearing shining gold ornaments  was  shining like lightning coming out of dark cloud , when she was held by the dark Ravana.                                                        52.24
By the  sound made by the ornaments of Vaidehi , that Ravana looked like a water rich dark cloud   which was roaring .                                                                                                                                             52.25
When Sita was being carried away the flowers  with which she decorated her head  fell like a rain of flowers  and fell on the ground.                                                                                                                        52.26
That rain of flowers   swirling round due to the great speed with which Ravana was going and covered all over the body of the ten headed one .                                                                                                            52.27
The rain of flowers went towards the younger brother of Vaisravana  , like a bright garland of stars going round the  tall and pure  Meru mountain .                                                                                                      52.28
From the feet of Vaidehi , her anklet  studded with gems dropped down on earth like with a pleasant sound and it looked like an orb of lightning.                                                                                                  52.29
The lady  Vaidehi looking red like the  tender leaves of thee tree with  the king of Rakshasas    who was in  blue in colour looked like the golden chain used to tie the elephant adding to its glitter.              52.30
She  with her natural beauty , who was being carried  by the younger brother of Vaisravana   in the sky looked like a huge shining comet.                                                                                                                    52.31
Her fire coloured ornaments  fell on the  earth  creating loud sound   like the weak stars   which were falling from the sky.                                                                                                                                            52.32
The  pearl  chain that fell   from the middle of the breasts of Vaidehi , looked like the waters  of  river Ganga falling from the sky.                                                                                                                               52.33
The trees full of  different  types  flocks of birds   which were shaken at the top  by the gust of the wind seem to say to Sita, “Be not afraid.”                                                                                                                52.34
The  faded lotus flowers   and  disturbed animals living in  water  disturbed by great fear in the lotus ponds  were feeling sorry for Sita just like one feels sorry to a friend  who has stopped to breath. 52.35
 The lions , tigers and other wild animals  collected together  due to sorrow jumped and ran chasing the shadow of Sita.                                                                                                                                                  52.36
When Sita was being carried away the water falls from the mountains indicated their tears and the peaks indicated that they lifted up their arms.                                                                                          52.37
Even the Sun who has great luster after seeing Sita being carried away , became gloomy, shed his luster and a  white disc appeared  round him.                                                                                                       52.38
All beings wailed in groups saying, “Where is Dharma, where is truth , where is honesty , where is compassion , when Ravana is stealing  Vaidehi, the wife of Rama.”                                                      52.39
The young deer  with an upset face  with desperate looks  wept  looking up at the direction where Sita was being taken though they were not able to see clearly  due to tears hiding their eyes.            52.40
Similarly the gods of the forest  seeing Sita  reduced to the state of weeping and crying out loudly  and also weeping , were greatly shaken.                                                                                                           52.41
That ten headed one  was carrying Vaidehi  , who was crying in a sweet voice, “Rama, Lakshmana” , who was looking all over the ground  , with disheveled  hair and with her auspicious mark in forehead  wiped  out, was really travelling fast towards  his own death.                                                                    52.42-52.43
Then Maithili  with pretty teeth and sweet smile without any relatives and unable to see Rama and Lakshmana  became pale faced and greatly scared.                                                                                    52.44

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

53.Sita tries to reason out with Ravana

(Sita tells Ravana that   he has done a horrible act and would be killed for that  . )

Seeing him flying to the sky that Maithili , the daughter of Janaka became very sad and greatly disturbed and became miserable due to intense fear.                                                                                                       53.1
That Sita with red coloured eyes due to crying with fury , weeping in a very sad state told  the king of Rakshasas who had very big eyes.                                                                                                                        53.2
“Oh mean Ravana, are you ashamed of what you have done? Knowing that I am separated from my husband  , you have come and stolen me and are running away?”                                                               53.3
“You being  a bad soul, coward and wanting to abduct me , sent away my husband in the  form of a deer.”                                                                                                                                                                         53.4
“You have also killed this king of vultures who was an old  friend of my father in law    and who wanted to protect me .”                                                                                                                                                       53.5
“Oh basest of the Rakshasas, I have seen your valour now  for you have not won me after  announcing a war.”                                                                                                                                                                        53.6
“After carrying out such an act , how is it that you are not ashamed , for you have abducted a lady when she is alone .”                                                                                                                                                        53.7
“You would be told as one who has done a debased act by all the world  as you are cruel , unrighteous  and   one who boasts that he is brave.”                                                                                                           53.8 
“Fie upon your heroism and strength ,about which you boasted. Your behaviour which caused    sorrow to a family is condemnable by the world.”                                                                                                     53.9 
“What can be done now, as you are running away speedily , for even if you stay here for a moment , you would not be alive.”                                                                                                                                         53.10     
“If for a moment you fall in to the vision of the sons of the king , even if you are supported by all your army, You would not live for a moment.”                                                                                                   53.11
“You would not be able to endure  even a touch of their arrows, just like a bird cannot endure  even a mere touch of forest fire.”                                                                                                                              53.12 
“Oh Ravana , for your own well being , it is only proper that you release  me. If you do not , becoming greatly angry for your assaulting me , my husband and his brother   would cause your destruction  and so release me.”                                                                                                                                                 53.13   
“Oh mean fellow , on the other hand if you  due to your enterprise want to steal me with force , such a thought would become useless.”                                                                                                                53.14
“Without seeing my god like husband , I would not hold on  to my life  for a long time  in the custody of my enemy.”                                                                                                                                                      53.15
“At the time of death, man , he resorts to behaviour which is opposite to Normal  and  at that time you would be able to see or foresee what is good for your own self.”                                                       53.16
“Those who are  desiring to die , will not see anything which is good for them. I am able to see around your neck,  the noose of God of  death.”                                                                                                   53.17
“It is clear that you are not  afraid  of anything that causes  fear and  it is evident   that you have started seeing golden trees.”                                                                                                                                    53.18
“Oh Ravana you will be  seeing the  horrible river Vaitharani(river of death)  in which  torrents of blood flows  and you are also seeing the forest with trees  having sword  like leaves .”                           53.19
“You will see  a silk cotton tree with  flowers  of golden colour  with great Vaidoorya stones as leaves and will have sharp iron thorns  there(Sinners are  made to hug this tree in hell.)                         53.20
“Oh pitiless one , You will not be able to survive long after deceiving me in the guise of a great soul , like a man who has drunk  poison.”                                                                                                                  53.21
“ Oh Ravana, you have been tied by the noose of god of death which is difficult to remove . Where will you go to get safety from my husband.”                                                                                                  53.22
“Within a short time , without taking help from his brother , he has killed  fourteen thousand Rakshasas for Rama is a very strong man well versed in all weapons.  How will such a Rama not kill you , who has stolen his wife?”                                                                                                                                  53.23-53.24
Vaidehi , who was in the grip of Raghava , filled with fear and sorrow  spoke many such harsh words   and cried pathetically.”                                                                                                                                 53.25
That pretty lady  who was greatly helpless, who was talking lot  and piteously crying  was carried away by the sinner Ravana and he   turned to her whose body  was trembling .                                         53.26

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

54.   Ravana with Sita reaches Lanka

(On the way seeing five monkeys sitting on a mountain top, Sita ties her ornaments in her upper cloths and drops  it amidst them. Ravana reaches Lanka along with Sita. He asks   Rakshasis to guard her and instructs   eight Rakshasas to go to Janasthana and watch Rama and report  about Rama’s movements to him.,
That Vaidehi who was being taken away   and not seeing any one to protect her  saw five great monkeys standing  on a mountain top.                                                                                                                              54.1
In between them that broad eyed one  dropped  her auspicious  ornaments tied in her silken upper cloth hoping that they would tell about this   to Rama.                                                                                            54.2
The ten headed  one speedily rushing did not realize   that the cloth containing ornaments was thrown down by Sita                                                                                                                                                            54.3
Those tawny eyed great monkeys  without blinking their eyes  that broad eyed lady  Sita who was crying  loudly and bitterly.                                                                                                                                                 54.4
That king of Rakshasas   crossed the river Pampa  and travelled towards Lanka  carrying  Vaidehi who was crying .                                                                                                                                                               54.5
That Ravana carried her , who was his death with  great joy , like one carrying  a sharp fanged  and highly poisonous female  snake in his lap.                                                                                                                      54.6
He  speedily crossed like an arrow  travelling over  forests, rivers, mountains , lakes  through the sky.54.7
After travelling some distance  crossed the ocean  which was a temple of Varuna  , which was the abode of whales and crocodiles  , which cannot be exhausted  and which was the refuge of all waters.        54.8
Vaidehi who was being carried away  was bewildered on seeing the abode of Varuna , which had whirling waves and which was obstructed by serpents and fishes.                                                              54.9
Those Charanas who were travelling  through the sky  along with accomplished sages  seeing Ravana told, “This is your end.”                                                                                                                                        54.10
That Ravana carrying Sita who was turning round and round   entered the city of  Lanka  without realizing that the pretty one was personification of his death.                                                                    54.11
Ravana passing the well formed avenues of the city of Lanka  , crossed many guarded gates of the palace  and entered his private  apartment.                                                                                                                 54.12
Ravana left Sita who was a lady  who had dark side long glances  and lost in sorrow and delusion  there like the Asura Maya   hid is illusory powers.”                                                                                                  54.13
That Ravana ordered those  horrible looking female ghosts  that nobody should  be allowed to see Sita without his permission.                                                                                                                                        54.14
“Pearls , gems, gold,   cloths , ornaments  and whatever  else she desires should be given to her  as per my permission.”                                                                                                                                                    54.15
“Anyone who tells any word which is not even slightly liked by Vaidehi out of ignorance  does not love his life.”                                                                                                                                                                 54.16
That famous king of Rakshasas   after telling like this to the Rakshasis , came out and thought about what should be done and saw eight very valorous flesh eating Rakshasas.                                  54.17-54.18
That very valorous one  , deluded due to the strength of his boons , praised  those   strong Rakshasas and told them.                                                                                                                                                     54.19
“Quickly go  along with all sort of weapons   to Janasthana  which is a place of death  of Khara and also his  former residing place.  “                                                                                                                              54.20
“In That Janasthana which does not have any Rakshasas  , completely depending on your strength and valour  live  without fear.”                                                                                                                               54.21
“My great army which was stationed there in Janasthana,  along with Khara and Dhooshana was destroyed by the arrows of Rama.”                                                                                                                54.22
“In me due to my courage  and anger there is great intolerance  and enmity has been created  against that Rama.”                                                                                                                                                        54.23
“Due to my enmity I want to destroy those enemies in war and I would not get sleep   without slaying  them.”                                                                                                                                                                54.24
“I want now to kill Rama  who has  killed Khara and Dhooshana  and then only I would be happy  similar  to a man not having  wealth would not be happy  till he gets it.”                                                           54.25
“Living at Janasthana all of you , all of you please get me exact information as to what Rama is doing .”
“Let all Rakshasas act with alertness while being there   and your duty is to  keep on trying  to kill  Rama .”                                                                                                                                                                          54.27
“I know about your strength from various battle fronts  and that is the reason why you are being deputed to Janasthana.”                                                                                                                                54.28
“Hearing those pleasing  and meaningful words , those Rakshasas  saluted Ravana , left Lanka   all together  to Janasthana without anybody seeing them.”                                                                        54.29
Then Ravana , seeing  Sita  and thinking about how he got her , became very happy , forgetting about the highest enmity he gained with Rama and due to illusion   rejoiced.”                                            54.30

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

55.Ravana tries to convince Sita to be his wife

(Ravana shows Sita round his palace and tells her about the invincibility of Lanka. He tells her to forget Rama , who can never reach there .He tells her to enjoy life with him as his chief wife.)

Ravana after sending those eight horrifying  Rakshasas  who has great strength , due to his perverted thought process  felt like an accomplished man.                                                                                        55.1
He  who has been hit by the arrow of the love God started thinking about Vaidehi  and so hastened to Sita in that beautiful home .                                                                                                                            55.2
Then that Ravana who was the king of Rakshasas entered his home  and saw the greatly sorrowing Sita  in between the Rakshasis.                                                                                                                                 55.3
Piteous, face full of tears , weighed down by burden of sorrow , sinking like a  boat overpowered by a gust of wind , who was like a single deer separated   from the pack , by hounds surrounding them,  and head bent down, that Sita  was approached  by  the Rakshasa   was shown his   house which was equal to the house of devas , though    she  was pathetic and  full of grief.                                              55.4-55.6
His home was a complex of palaces and mansions served by thousands of women and, abode of flocks of birds of different kinds, with delightful looking pillars studded with gold, crystals, silver diamonds and precious stones, wonderful sounding drums and glittering golden entrances.                              55.7-55.8
Ravana climbed the wonderfully pretty  golden staircase along with her , The mansion there was covered by golden trellis and had windows  made of  silver looked great.                                   55.9-55.10
That ten headed one  showed Maithili  his own house   with floor which was plastered with white coloured gems and crystals.                                                                                                                            55.11
Ravana showed her  who was greatly sorrowing  , wells with steps  which was surrounded by trees  as well as lotus tanks.                                                                                                                                            55.12
After showing  Vaidehi the great house completely , with a desire to allure Sita , that soul of sin told the following words.                                                                                                                                                55.13
“Oh leaving out the old people and children, I am the lord of   ten   crores of Rakshasas , all of whom are great workers  apart from another twenty crores.”                                                                                   55.14
“Only for me there are thousand attendants.  I would place all of them as well as diplomacy of ruling the country are under  your control. Oh Broad eyed one I consider you greater than my life.”    55.15-55.16
“Several thousands of women are married to me  and you would be god to them being  my wife who is dearest to me.”                                                                                                                                                  55.17
“Why do you have a different mind? Please take interest in my words  and you should show pity to me who is burning  out of desire for you.”                                                                                                        55.18
“Limited by the ocean this Lanka is  two hundred miles in length  and this cannot be attacked by Indra or devas or asuras.”                                                                                                                                             55.19
“Among devas, Yakshas , Gandharwas and birds , I do not see any one equal in prowess to me.”55.20
“What will you do with Rama , who is a human being  with less luster ,  who has been banished from his country , who is pitiable and short lived.”                                                                                                   55.21
“Oh  Sita , give your hand to me and I will be a good husband to you .Oh coward , youth is of short duration and so enjoy it with me.”                                                                                                                55.22
“Oh blessed  one , give up the idea of seeing Raghava gain , for does he have the power to reach this place physically or even mentally”                                                                                                                55.23
“It  is not possible to tie with a rope  the wind which is blowing in the sky  with speed  and it is not possible to catch the top of the flame of burning fire.”                                                                            55.24
“Oh pretty one, I do not see  any one in the three worlds  to take you by his valour  as  you are being protected by my shoulders.”                                                                                                                          55.25
“You please rule over this very great kingdom  of Lanka  and you would be attended by me as well as all the devas  and all moving and not moving beings.”                                                                                   55.26
“Once you are consecrated , be contended and  keep me entertained. All the effect of bad deeds done by you have been washed out by your stay in the forest and now enjoy the fruits of Dharma that you have done.”                                                                                                                                                          55.27
“Oh Maithili along with me , put all the garlands  and divine fragrances  and all important  ornaments .”
“Oh charming lady, I have won over from my brother Vaisravana, a strong aero plane called Pushpaka , which shines like the Sun.”                                                                                                                                  55.29
“That matchless  aero plane  is very broad and pretty  and in that you can roam about happily   along with  me.”                                                                                                                                                               55.30
“Oh blessed lady , your face  looks  like lotus , is pure and pretty to look at  but is not having a shine because  of your sorrow.”                                                                                                                                   55.31
When he was talking like this Sita covered her moon like with her cloth  and cried making her face  wet with tears.                                                                                                                                                             55.32
Ravana that  sinner who was the king of Rakshasas  seeing her miserable situation  in which she was thoughtful and worrying , again told her.                                                                                                        55.33
“Oh Vaidehi, there is no need  to think that this would be against dharma   as  you have been lead in to this path by fate  and this is acceptable to the sages.”                                                                                 55.34
“I am bending  and  bowing my head and touching your feet , quickly grant my desire  and then I would become your slave.”                                                                                                                                             55.35
“I have become desolate and have spoken these words with   a dried throat  and know that this Ravana has  never bowed his head to a lady.”                                                                                                              55.36
After  the ten headed Ravana who had fallen in the clutches   of death told like this  to Maithili , the daughter of Janaka ,  he decided that Sita will be his only.”                                                                         55.37

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

56.Ravana threatens Sita

(When Sita refuses to accept him, he gives her one year time to change her mind and commands his   Rakshasi maids to break her pride.)

    When he told her like this , the sorrowing Vaidehi who was   not afraid , kept a straw in between them and spoke like this  to Ravana  .                                                                                                                           56.1
  “Raghava is the son of king Dasaratha   who  is stable like a dam in following Dharma, a teller of only truth  and greatly   and greatly renowned.  “                                                                                                     56.2
“Rama that soul of Dharma is well known in all   the three worlds  and has long hands, wide eyes  and is like God and is my husband.”                                                                                                                             56.3
“He was born in the clan of Ikshuvakus, has shoulder like lion, has great luster  and  he with his brother Lakshmana  would steal your life.”                                                                                                                    56.4
“If I had been attacked by you forcefully in his presence, then you would been lying dead in Janasthana along with innumerable Rakshasas  including Khara.”                                                                                   56.5
“Those dreadful very strong Rakshasas   about whom you spoke  are snakes  without poison against Raghava like serpents against Garuda.”                                                                                                          56.6
“The gold tipped arrows which would be released from the string of his bow  would shatter your body like the waves shattering  the banks of river  Ganga.”                                                                                  56.7
“Oh Ravana  , even if you cannot be killed by devas and asuras , after creating the great enmity with Rama , you cannot  come out alive.”                                                                                                              56.8
“That powerful Raghava would put an end to your life  and like an animal ready to be sacrificed and tied to the sacrificial post , it is difficult    for you to survive.”                                                                           56.9
“If Rama sees you  with  his  eyes  shining with anger , Oh Rakshasa , you would be  burnt  down and land in great shame.”                                                                                                                                     56.10
“He can make the moon fall on the earth and destroy the sea by drying it up  and will he not be able to get Sita freed?”                                                                                                                                               56.11
“Your life span is getting reduced, your wealth is getting reduced , your strength is getting reduced , your senses  are getting weak  and Lanka would become a widow because of you.”                      56.12
“This sin which you have committed would not bring good results  , for you have brought me from  the side of my husband  without any feelings.”                                                                                                 56.13
“With the help of Gods , my husband who has great luster , without any fear and depending only on his valour  is living in Dandaka.”                                                                                                                           56.14
“He in a fight with you  using his rain of arrows  would  remove your pride ,  strength , valour  and haughtiness from yourself.”                                                                                                                          56.15
“The  beings  face destruction   when  fixed by time , and by the blunders you have committed , you are going to be in the custody of death. “                                                                                                          56.16
“Oh basest among Rakshasas, having assaulted me , the  time  has already come  for your destruction as well as  all Rakshasas and women in your private apartments.”                                                            56.17
“In the middle of the place of Yagna , where  the vessels and materials have been kept ready  and where Brahmins are uttering the chants , a debased man born in  a family of outcastes  cannot pollute.”
“I am a daily observer of Dharma,  a virtuous wife , and chaste to my husband , Oh basest of Rakshasas , who is a sinner ,  you cannot touch me.”                                                                                                    56.19
“How can a swan playing  daily with a royal swan in the lotus  pond , see  the water crow resting on the grass lands?”                                                                                                                                                   56.20
“Oh  Rakshasa ,  when this body  has no signs of movement  , you can bind it or bury it  and I am not bothered to protect this body even it is alive  but I cannot bear    any ignominy in this world .” 56.21
When Vaidehi spoke these angry and harsh words , Ravana did not speak anything  to Maithili.56,22
Hearing the harsh words of Sita which caused his hairs to stand erect , he replied to her in words which caused fear.                                                                                                                                                    56.23
“Oh pretty lady Maithili, hear my words. After the passage of twelve months , if you do not accept my hand, Oh lady with a pretty smile , my cooks would cut you in to small pieces   and offer it to my breakfast.”                                                                                                                                           56.24-56.25
After telling these harsh words , Ravana who made   his enemies wail , told these angry words to the Rakshasis.                                                                                                                                                      56.26
Addressing those fierce looking , loathsome  eaters of flesh and drinkers  of blood , he said , “Soon  destroy her pride  by frightening her.”                                                                                                     56.27
As soon as he spoke like this , those  horrifying Rakshasi crowd  saluted him and surrounded  the lady Maithili.”                                                                                                                                                         56.28
 Then the fierce looking Ravana  stamped the earth  and shook it as if trying  to tear it away and told  those horrifying  Rakshasis.                                                                                                                        56.29
Let Maithili be taken to the Asoka grove  and there she may be kept in hiding by all of you surrounding her.”                                                                                                                                                               56.30
“There by terrorizing and again consoling her , you may bring her under your control  the  wild female elephant.”                                                                                                                                                    56.31
When Ravana instructed    the Rakshasis this way , taking Maithili  with her they went to the Asoka grove ,Where different types of trees yielded flowers and fruits all round the year  and during all seasons was crowded by different type of birds.                                                                                               56.32-56.33
Engulfed in grief , that Maithili , who was the daughter of Janaka , in the custody of those Rakshasis  felt like a deer in the custody of tigers.                                                                                                            56.34
Undergoing great sorrow , that Maithili  , the daughter of Janaka  who was   a coward did not have peace like the  deer caught in the net.                                                                                                                  56.35
Maithili who was troubled  by  those women with   ugly eyes  did not get peace  and went on remembering her godlike  husband  and due to fear and sorrow lost her consciousness.              56.36

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



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