Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Yudha Kandam 37-56

  Yudha Kandam (Contd)

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37.Rama finalizes his strategy
(Vibheeshana ‘s ministers go in to the city     and  find out the plans of Ravana. Accordingly Rama divided his army  to  attck the four gates and finalizes as to who should lead each of these sections.)
Meanwhile, Rama the king of men and Sugreeva the king  of monkeys, Hanuman the son of the wind God , Jambhavan the king of the Bears, Vibheeshana the Rakshasa , Angadha the son of Vali, Lakshmana, Sushena along with his relations , Mainda, Dvivida, Gaja, Gavaksha, Kumuda, Nala and Panasa, all having reached the enemy's territory, assembled to take counsel together.                                            37.1-37.3
“Observe this city of Lanka protected by Ravana , which is difficult to defeat by  asuras , devas,  serpents, and Gandharwas  joined together.”                                                                                                                37.4
“In this city Ravana  the lord of Rakshasas   stays always .  Let us  discuss about ways and means by which we can achieve our objective .”                                                                                                            37.5
When they were talking like this , Vibheeshana the younger brother  of Ravana  spoke the following meaningful  and polished words.                                                                                                                    37.6
“My ministers Anala, Sarabha,  Sampathi and Praghasa  had gone to the city of Lanka and have returned just now.”                                                                                                                                                             37.7
“They assumed  the form of birds  and they entered the army of our enemy  and they have seen closely  the action that  is being taken by them and returned .”                                                                             37.8
“Oh Rama , I would tell you in detail  the exact position as informed to me  of  the   arrangements being made by the bad soul Ravana.”                                                                                                                       37.9
"Prahastha with his army   is standing near the eastern gate. Mahaparswa and Mahodara of mighty prowess are at the southern gate."                                                                                                             37.10
“Indrajit surrounded by many Rakshasas is  standing  at the western gate  with harpoons, swords, bows, spears and hammers together with warriors furnished with weapons of various kinds."                 37.11
“The northern gate is protected by  Ravana himself   , who is an expert  in magical chants  with several thousands of Rakshasas armed with many weapons and with thousands of Rakshasas   moving here and there armed with lances.”                                                                                                                   37.12-37.13
“Virupaksha along with  a great Rakshasa army , armed with  great spears , swords and bows  is standing in the centre of the fort.”                                                                                                                               37.14
“ All these ministers Observed    these arrangements of     the army  inside   the fort  and have speedily returned to this place .”                                                                                                                                 37.15
"The elephants and chariots number some ten thousand each, the cavalry twenty thousand and there are more than a crore foot soldiers. These strong and intrepid Rakshasas  endeavoring to kill someone in battle have ever been their sovereign's favorites."                                                                         37.16-37.17
“Oh king, for each Rakshasa there  are ten lakhs  who are available in the vicinity itself .”              37.18
The mighty Vibheeshana introduced those ministers    of his too Rama , after telling the news brought by  them  pertaining to Lanka.                                                                                                                            37.19
Those ministers again confirmed what was said  by Vibheeshana  and that good  younger brother of Ravana with a view to please  Rama told   the lotus eyed one  further.                                              37.20
“Oh Rama when Ravana went  for a war against Khubera , along with him sixty lac   Rakshasas, who were similar to Ravana  in his bad character  , in his luster, in his prowess, his strength, his pride  and in his  valour      went along with  him .”                                                                                                  37.21-37.22
“By this report I am not trying  to arouse  your wrath nor   your fear  nor trying to irritate  you  , for I am sure you are capable  due to  valour even to kill the devas.”                                                                       37.23
“You having set out with this great army  of monkeys divided in to four divisions  are capable  of  destroying Ravana.”                                                                                                                                     37.24
After Rama heard these words of the younger brother of Ravana  , for the sake of attacking his enemies , he gave   the  following order.”                                                                                                                 37.25
“At the eastern gate of Lanka,  the great monkey Nila assisted by large number of monkeys will attack  Prahastha .”                                                                                                                                                37.26
“Angadha  the son of Vali surrounded by  mighty army of  monkeys would oppose in the southern gate  , the Rakshasas Maha Parswa and Mahodhara.”                                                                                   37.27
“Let Hanuman the son of wind God  with an incomparable army  break the western door  along with large number of monkeys.”                                                                                                                               37.28
“I am myself determined to slay that wicked  one who owing to the boon he has received, enjoys oppressing multitudes of  asuras and Dhanavas , as also the magnanimous sages and who ranges the world, pestering  all beings. With the aid of Lakshmana, I shall forcibly enter the northern gate where Ravana is stationed along with his army."                                                                                    37.29-37.31
Let the king of monkeys Sugreeva, the king of bears Jambhavan   and the younger brother of the king of Rakshasas   occupy the central place  of the army.”                                                                              37.32
“No monkey should assume the human form in this  battle  , so that their monkey form would help us to recognize them.”                                                                                                                                          37.33
"Among our own people also, the form of monkeys will become a sign of recognition for us. Seven of us  only will attack the enemy  in our human form, I, my brother Lakshmana, who is full of valour, my friend Vibheeshana and his four companions."                                                                                        37.34-37.35
After saying this to Vibheeshana , for the   sake of getting success  in their  enterprise , that  Rama who is a wise leader , made up his mind to climb on mount Suvela  and from there observed the very pretty slope of that  mountain.                                                                                                                     37.36-37.37
After  that Rama along with a very big army  making his mind to destroy his enemies  set out to Lanka    with great happiness  and excitement.                                                                                                       37.38

      Thus ends the thirty seventh     chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

38. Rama spends the night on Suvela mountain.

(Rama  along with his army chiefs climb the Suvela mountain and has a good glimpse of the city of Lanka. He spends that night there.)

Rama, who was followed by Lakshmana, having made up his mind to ascend Mount Suvela, spoke in a gentle and prime voice to Sugreeva and to Vibheeshana who was the knower of what is right, a Rakshasa  devoted to him and  who was experienced in giving advice  and a knower of prescribed rules .
“We would ascend this good king of mountains   Suvela  which is blessed with hundreds of minerals  and will stay there  for today’s night “                                                                                                                       38.3
"We shall see Lanka the place of that Rakshasa   Ravana , the evil-minded one  by whom my wife was abducted  for the sake of his own death, who did not understand Dharma properly ,  who did not  know  what good character is and in whom  noble lineage was not seen and by whom that contemptible act was done with an inferior  mind of a Rakshasa."                                                                               38.4-38.5
“My anger is increasing when that base Rakshasa  is praised  due to the basest of sin committed by him  and I shall definitely witness his death.”                                                                                                          38.6
“Anyone who does a sinful act  , is caught  by the noose of the God of death and such base souls by the mistakes they do   debase their clan.”                                                                                                             38.7
“Discussing like this with a mind full of anger against Ravana , Rama climbed up the Suvela mountain with its pretty peaks.                                                                                                                                          38.8
Along with other people Lakshmana carrying a great bow  and arrows  climbed  after him  and Sugreeva , Vibheeshana  along with their ministers also   followed them.                                                                  38.9
Hanuman, Angada, Nila, Mainda, Dvivida, Gaja, Gavaksha, Gavya, Sarabha, Gandhamadana, Panasa, Kumuda, Hara, Rambha the chief of the troops, Jambhavan, Sushena, the greatly wise Rishabha, Durmukha of great splendour, Shatabali the monkey and other hundreds of monkeys who are fast-moving, who can wander easily on mountains with a speed akin to that of wind, ascended that Suvela mountain which Rama  had ascended.                                                                                         38.10- 38.13
All of them climbed the mountain   taking not much time   and after reaching the top of its peak saw Lanka  like  it was a town hanging from the sky.                                                                                     38.14
Those monkey chiefs saw Lanka with  excellent gates , lustrous ramparts and completely filled with Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                                       38.15
Those  monkey lords also saw another rampart   consisting of blue Rakshasas, standing together on   that great rampart.                                                                                                                                       38.16
All those monkeys seeing those Rakshasas who were thirsting for war  , made different type of noises and all this was being watched by Rama.                                                                                                  38.17
Then the sun went down heralding the coming of dusk  and the knighted lighted by the full moon arrived.                                                                                                                                                             38.18
“After that , Rama along with Lakshmana as well as Sugreeva the Lord of monkeys together with troops and captions of troops, duly greeted welcomingly and treated hospitably  Vibheeshana and stayed with joy  on the mountain resort of Suvela.”                                                                                                     38.19

      Thus ends the thirty eighth     chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

39. Rama surveys   the city of Lanka

(Rama along with the army chiefs had a good idea of Lanka. Some monkeys do go near the city. Rama is surprised at the great opulence  of the city.)

All the monkey chiefs spent their night on the top of the  mountain  and those valorous ones saw   many parks and gardens in Lanka.                                                                                                                                  39.1
Seeing those prettily leveled  and very broad gardens  which were very pretty to look at  , all of them became  surprised.                                                                                                                                                  39.2
Thick with Champaka, Ashoka, Vakula , Sala and palmyra trees, covered with groves of Tamala and Panasa trees, surrounded with rows of Nagakesara trees, Lanka looked splendid on all sides like the city of Amaravati reigned by Indra the god of devas, with green lawns and variegated avenues and with beautiful trees of various kinds like Hintala, Arjuna, Nipa Saptaparna in full flowering, Tilaka, Karnikara and Patal whose crests were laden with flowers and which were intertwined with climbers laden with multi-coloured flowers and red tender leaves.                                                                                 39.3-39.6
Those trees  were full of scented  and greatly wonderful flowers  as well as fruits just like human beings have lot of ornaments.                                                                                                                                   39.7
That pretty garden resembling Chithratha  , the garden of Khubera  was  greatly charming like Nandana the garden of Devendra.                                                                                                                                     39.8
In that garden filled with small waterfalls , the music of  small cranes  and sound of dancing peacocks  and singing of cuckoos   was heard.                                                                                                                 39.9
Then, those  joyful monkeys,, brave and assuming any shape at will, entered the aforesaid groves and gardens, with birds always  excited with joy, with wandering  bees, with clusters of trees occupied by cuckoos, having peculiar  sounds of birds and song of the large bees, abounding with sounds of kura birds  with the music of wagtails and cries of cranes.                                                                     39.10-39.12
When those mighty  and splendid monkeys entered  there , scented breeze which had touched several flowers  blew across the garden.                                                                                                                   39.13
Some of the monkey warriors left their battalions with the permission of Lord Sugreeva  went towards Lanka decorated by flags.                                                                                                                               39.14
Those monkeys expert in making loud noise  frightened several birds and displeased elephants  and other animals made the  city of Lanka tremble.                                                                                         39.15
They all walked with great speed trampling the earth  by their feet  and   raised dust  by their feet , which went up immediately  .                                                                                                                         39.16
Frightened by that sound, bears lions buffaloes elephants, deer  and birds   trembled and  got terrified and hastened towards all the  ten different directions.                                                                             39.17
The solitary peak of Trikuta mountain, which  was  so high and appeared as  if  it was touching the sky and was  all over covered with flowers  resembling gold and spread   to  an extent of  ten Yojanas ; bright was  charming to look at, pretty , glorious, majestic, inaccessible even  to the   birds, and was hard to be ascended by people even by the mind and how much more  difficult  by the act of walking?39.18-39.19
The city of Lanka    which was  ten Yojanas broad and twenty yojanas  long   was located   on the top of that mountain.                                                                                                                                                39.20
The towers of the   town on the top of the mountain looked like white clouds on the sky  and had ramparts made of gold and silver.                                                                                                               39.21
That Lanka was greatly decorated by palaces and towers and looked like the sky  with  clouds at the end of summer   and resembled the land of Vishnu between earth and sky.                                                  39.22
A palace, duly graced with a thousand pillars, which looked like a peak of Mount Kailasa was there in the City of Lanka,  which was always protected by a complete army of Rakshasas. The palace seemed to be scraping the skies and was  seen as an ornament to the City of Ravana.                                    39.23-39.24
The  glorious  Rama the elder brother of Lakshmana along with monkeys saw that charming golden city of Ravana, graced with mountains picturesque with various minerals, splendid with gardens reechoing with songs of birds of every kind, frequented by varieties of deer, richly endowed with various kinds of flowers, inhabited by Rakshasas  of every degree and duly flourishing, having increased its wealth.
The elder brother Of Lakshmana  seeing that city  completely occupied by palaces   and which looked like heaven   was greatly surprised .                                                                                                             39.28
Rama with his great army saw that City, full of precious gems, having all kinds of facilities, adorned with rows of mansions, having excellent doors with huge mechanical appliances and with a large armed forces protecting the City.                                                                                                                              39.29

      Thus ends the thirty ninth      chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

40.Sugreeva jumps and attacks  Ravana

(When Rama and others are standing on Suvela mountain, Ravana stands at the top of city gate. Sugreeva   jumps at him and breaks his crown. Both of them wrestle with each other. Sugreeva jumps  back to the mountain.)

Then Rama along with Sugreeva  and the monkey troop leaders climbed up  to the top of Suvela mountain   which was two Yojanas broad  .                                                                                               40.1
After standing there for a little time when Rama saw all the ten directions , he saw on the top of Trikuta mountain  the city of Lanka constructed by Viswakarma  with nice arrangements and many pretty gardens.                                                                                                                                                                   40.2  
There above a gateway, stood the invincible Ravana the lord of Rakshasas , who was being fanned with white whisks on both sides, was graced with a triumphal parasol, was smeared with red sandal paste, adorned with scarlet ornaments, attired in raiment embroidered in gold, resembling a dark cloud, who bore on his breast scars of wounds inflicted on him by  elephant  of Indra   with his tusks, wrapped in a cloak of red colour resembling the colour of hare's blood and looking  like a mass of clouds in the sky enveloped with sunshine at sunset.                                                                                                          40.3-40.6
He was seen by the king of the monkeys as well as Rama  but as soon  as Sugreeva saw the king of Rakshasas  he stood up.                                                                                                                                       40.7
Due to the fierceness of his anger  , he merged his courage and strength  and from the top of the mountain jumped to  the place of the tower.                                                                                                 40.8
He then saw the Rakshasa for a moment , and then that fearless soul ,  regarded  that Rakshasa as a mere straw and then spoke.                                                                                                                              40.9
“Oh Rakshasa, I am the friend and servant of Rama who is  the lord of the world  and today you will not be spared   by the luster  of that king of kings.”                                                                                          40.10
Saying like this all at once , Sugreeva jumped over the Rakshasa  and pulled his great shining crown and threw it on the earth.”                                                                                                                                      40.11
When he was trying to rush to him  then that Rakshasa  spoke “You are one with a good neck(Sugreeva)  but soon you will be one without neck.”                                                                                                      40.12
Then Ravana lifted Sugreeva and threw him on earth  but bouncing like a ball  Sugreeva flung his   enemy with his arms.                                                                                                                                                    40.13  
Ravana and Sugreeva of great strength carried on  the  duel  which was unbearable  and  perspiration broke out on their limbs, and  their bodies  turned red with blood and each clung to other paralyzing his opponent's movements resembling a  silk-cotton tree  and Kimshuka trees, followed by blows of fists, slaps of hands blows of elbows and blows of fingers on each other.                                      40.14-40.15
Having wrestled for a long time in the center of the flat floor of the gate way, each in turn repeatedly lifting their bodies and bending their feet in a particular way, the two highly swift combatants remained in that flat roof of the gate way.                                                                                                                40.16
Crushing one another and  with  their bodies clung together, they both dropped down between the defensive walls and the moat. They would leap up again, seizing each other from the ground, after pausing an instant to regain their breath.                                                                                               40.17
With arms interlaced like the ropes joined together, they remained locked together in the struggle. Both of them, who had received training in wrestling and fully endowed with might, were now moving to and fro in the arena.                                                                                                                                         40.18
Both of them who looked like a tiger and lion  with  tusks  growing like the king of the elephants , after interlacing  their hands  tried their strength  and fell on the ground together.                     40.19
Thereafter rising, those two heroes hurled themselves at  each other, circling around the arena again and again, like skilled and mighty wrestlers, and they  never got easily tired.                               40.20
Like  two  great elephants  they   with their enormous arms resembling the trunks, of those elephants  those two warriors were keeping track  of each other and  fought vehemently for a long time and moved speedily in a circular arena.                                                                                                                         40.21
Approaching each other like two  wild cats fighting for  a piece of meat  and trying to kill each other, they stood growling again and again.                                                                                                       40.22
The two warriors, Sugreeva and Ravana, who were skilled in wrestling, executed innumerable and myriad revolutions, taking up diverse postures, moving in a curves like an ox's urine, coming and going, stepping side ways, having a retrograde motion to avoid blows, turning about abandoning the attack, dashing towards each other, leaping, standing firm and erect, retreating , turning  sideways, rushing  in a bent posture, running  lifting their foot to kick the opponent and by letting go or stealing away.
Meanwhile, Ravana decided to commence  using his magic power and  realizing   it, Sugreeva flew into the sky triumphantly shaking off all fatigue, while Ravana, baffled by Sugreeva stood confounded there all alone.                                                                                                                                                 40.27-40.28
Thus that blessed lord of the monkeys who was the son of Sun God  ,  got fame in war  after reducing the Rakshasa Ravana to tiresomeness , climbed up in to the broad sky  and went near Rama who was standing in the middle of monkeys.                                                                                                           40.29
Then that son of God after doing this act , with the speed of the wind  rejoined his own army  and got the great applause of  the blessed son of Raghu clan  and was honoured by all the monkey chiefs 40.30

      Thus ends the fortieth     chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

41.Angadha is sent to Ravana as emissary

(The monkey army    with its commanders  lay seige the city of Lanka. Rama sends Angadha as an emissary to Ravana.  Not prepared to surrender Ravana, tries to catch hold of Angadha but he escapes and goes  back to Rama.)

Seeing the signs of the battle on the body of Sugreeva , Rama the elder brother of Lakshmana , after hugging Sugreeva  told him.                                                                                                                            41.1
“You have done  this great adventure without properly consulting me ,such rash  adventures are never attempted by a king. “                                                                                                                                      41.2
“Oh valorous  one interested in adventure , this reckless act done by you , has caused great anxiety  to me , your army and Vibheeshana.”                                                                                                               41.3
‘Oh valorous one, oh destroyer of enemies , Oh mighty  armed annihilator  of enemies , if some misfortune had happened to you , what could we have done to release Sita , and also to the greatly strong Bharatha ,to Lakshmana and the still younger Shatrugna   and also to myself.”           41.4-41.5
“I had decided that if you had not come back , knowing well your valour which is equal to Sun, Indra  and Varuna , to kill Ravana along with his sons  along with his army and steeds , to hold the coronation of Vibheeshana as king of Lanka  and later consecrate  Bharatha as the king Of Ayodhya and then to retire to the forest.”                                                                                                                                            41.6-41.7 
When Rama spoke like this Sugreeva replied like this, “OH Raghava seeing  Ravana the abductor of your wife  and also knowing about my innate strength, how  else could I have acted.”                     41.8-41.9
When the valorous Sugreeva told like this , Rama complimented him   and told Lakshmana   who was greatly full of auspiciousness.                                                                                                                      41.10
“Oh Lakshmana , after dividing the  forests with fresh waters and trees laden with fruits , it is necessary to divide the army in to segments and be always ready.”                                                                      41.11
“I am scared that  that I will see a great tragedy which    would reduce the number of people in this world and also a mass destruction to the bears and monkeys.                                                               41.12
“Harsh winds are blowing , the earth is shaking , the tips of the mountains are shaking  and those elephants which carry the earth are trumpeting.”                                                                                     41.13
"Sinister clouds  horrifyingly bitter roar violently like carnivorous animals and let fall a rain mixed with drops of blood."                                                                                                                                                 41.14
“The dusk is of the red colour    of the red sandalwood is looking horrific  and from the  sun, a  blazing fire ball  falls down.”                                                                                                                                        41.15
“Wild animals and birds shout  pitiably  and are  wretched  and are ominous  and facing the sun they inspire great fear .”                                                                                                                                           41.16
“The moon has lost its luster   and is surrounded by red black rays , similar to the time of final deluge  and is creating sorrow at night.”                                                                                                                     41.17
“Oh Lakshmana , on the disk of the sun  a fiery halo with a black mark is observed  and reduced of its luster the Sun  is having a coppery colour.”                                                                                                 41.18
“Oh Lakshmana  , the stars  do not look like the way they should  and are foretelling their intention to speed up the time of   deluge..”                                                                                                                      41.19
“The crows , eagles and vultures are circling the sky at a lower  level  and Jackals also howling  making inauspicious sounds.”                                                                                                                                       41.20
"The earth will be   crowded with rocks, darts and daggers  used  by monkeys and demons, will become a slime of flesh and blood."                                                                                                                             41.21
“Let  us speedily attack  the invincible town ruled by Ravana , and surround it by monkeys   on all  sides.”
The elder brother of Lakshmana after speaking like this to Lakshmana , speedily got down from the top of the mountain.                                                                                                                                                41.23
That Rama ah was the soul of Dharma after getting down from the mountain , examined his unconquerable army .”                                                                                                                                    41.24
Rama who is an expert in matters of time , along with Sugreeva got ready his army   for attack  , at the appropriate  moment.                                                                                                                                       41.25
That very strong one  armed with a bow  marched at the most suitable time marched along with his army , facing the city of Lanka.                                                                                                                     41.26
Then, Vibheeshana, Sugreeva, Hanuman, Jambhavan the king of bears, Nala, Nila and Lakshmana accompanied  Rama.                                                                                                                                     41.27
After that the great army  consisting of monkeys and bears marched covering the vast area  of land accompanying Rama.                                                                                                                                    41.28
Then those monkeys who were destroyers of enemies and who resembled elephants  took hold of hundreds of mountain peaks as well as well grown trees.                                                                     41.29
Within a short time  those brothers Rama and Lakshmana , who were both destroyers of enemies,  reached Lanka which was the city of Ravana .                                                                                         41.30
The monkeys, encouraged by the sound of Rama's voice and obedient to his command, halted before the city of Lanka which was  decorated  with flags , beautiful and splendid with pleasure-gardens, having an unusual rampart which is inaccessible with its elevated arched door-ways and invincible even to the devas.                                                                                                                                                     41.31-41.32
After reaching the city of Lanka  which was ruled by Ravana, the heroic Rama the son of Dasaratha accompanied by Lakshmana, stopped  near the northern gate, where Ravana was in command  Who else but Rama is capable of protecting the army and  besieging that gate, regulated by Ravana, similar to  an ocean  regulated by Varuna, guarded by awful Rakshasas on all sides and creating fear to the weak as the   under regions of earth  is guarded by Rakshasas.                                                                 41.33-41.36
Rama saw there the army of Ravana  armed with various   strange type of weapons and armours .      
 Nila, the valiant  commander –in-chief  of monkeys together with Mainda and Dvivida reached and stopped before the Eastern gate.                                                                                                             41.38
Angadha of very mighty prowess, together with Rishabha, Gavaksha, Gaja and Gavya took charge of the Southern gate.                                                                                                                                               41.39
The strong monkey Hanuman together with Prajangha, Tarasa and other warriors, guarded the western gate.                                                                                                                                                                  41.40
Sugreeva, along with all the chiefs of monkeys equal to the strength of Garuda  as well as Vayu the god of the wind, was stationed himself in the middle of the army .                                                            41.41
The highly reputed generals of monkeys  along with thirty six crores of monkeys besieged the city  along with great Sugreeva exerting pressure on monkeys.                                                                              41.42
As per  the order of Rama Lakshmana and  Vibheeshana  distributed one crore of monkey army soldiers at each gate of the city.                                                                                                                                41.43
Behind Rama and not far from him, Sushena together with Jambhavan, followed by a multitude of forces, stood at the intermediate post.                                                                                                     41.44
Those lions among monkeys who were possessing lion like teeth holding rocks and trees  were with joy waiting for  the signal to  the war.”                                                                                                           41.45
All of them were lashing their tails , using their jaws and nails as weapons and were shaking in every limb and had their faces set grimly.                                                                                                               41.46
Some were having the strength of ten elephants  and some having strength of ten times  ten  and some were having the strength  of one thousand elephants.                                                                            41.47
Some were having the strength of an ogha(large number    ) of elephants. Some were endowed with a strength of ten times to that. some others there were chiefs of monkeys, having an immeasurable strength.                                                                                                                                                           41.48
That collection of monkeys there  was greatly magical and wonderful and it appeared as  if it was a swarm of locusts.                                                                                                                                           41.49
Due to   the monkeys who reached Lanka and by  all those stationed already beneath its walls, the air and earth seem to be completely filled with monkeys.                                                                          41.50
A hundred divisions of one lakh each of bears and monkeys poured towards the gates of Lanka, while others proceeded to fight on every side.                                                                                                  41.51
All the mountains on all sides were covered by the monkeys  and a crore of them were ranged near the city.                                                                                                                                                                   41.52
When  the city of Lanka was surrounded by the monkeys each holding a tree in their hand , even wind was not entering the city.                                                                                                                          41.53
The Rakshasas  who were as valorous as Indra , the ruler of devas seeing themselves besieged  by cloud like monkeys  who were equal to them in  valour were  stuck with sudden terror.”                    41.54
When those monkey troops were advancing  a big sound arose which was similar to the sound of waves of ocean beating its banks.                                                                                                                        41.55
Due that great noise , Lanka with its ramparts , arches  , mountains and forests began to shake .
That army of monkeys protected by Rama and Lakshmana  as well as Sugreeva became even more unconquerable  than  that the army of devas and Dhanavas.                                                                  41.57
Having thus ranged his forces, with a view to destroy the Rakshasas , Rama who knew about the four expedients  of Sama, Dhana, Bhedha and Danda   to be  employed in succession, took counsel again and again with his ministers and arrived at a decision. Calling to his mind the duty of the kings, Rama who was eager to undertake what was to be done next, in concurrence with Vibheeshana, summoned Angadha the son of Vali and spoke  to him as follows.                                                              41.58-41.60
“Oh gentle monkey , go and meet the ten necked one  who is unfortunate , devoid of kingship  and who has lost his splendour due to approaching   death  and tell my words to him. , after entering the city of Lanka without any fear .”                                                                                                                              41.61
“oh  Rakshasa who moves at night  In your reckless arrogance,  you have oppressed sages, celestials, Gandharwas and their wives, serpent – Rakshasas , Yakshas the semi-divine beings and kings.  From now on, that arrogance, born of the boon you received from Brahma the Lord of creation, should  be subdued.”                                                                                                                                              41.62-41.64
“I would definitely inflict    a great punishment on you for  abducting my wife  and  I am standing at the gates of Lanka along  with the rod of punishment.”                                                                                41`.65
“Oh Rakshasa , if you are killed by me, You will attain the position of devas , great sages and the  Royal sages .”                                                                                                                                                               41.66
Oh basest Rakshasa , use the same method of not showing your strength but the power of illusion  when you abducted Sita.”                                                                                                                                           41.67
“If you do not surrender to me  and do not return Sita to me, I will make this world one without Rakshasas by my powerful arrows.”                                                                                                              41.68
"This pious minded Vibheeshana, the foremost among Rakshasas  has come to me. Surely, this illustrious Rakshasa will obtain the kingdom of Lanka, which will henceforth be free from troubles."             41.69
“You  cannot enjoy this kingdom without Dharma even for a moment    as you are  a sinful Rakshasa having stupid followers around you and is one with defeated soul.”                                                  41.70
“Oh Rakshasa  , otherwise get ready for the battle , after gathering courage  and laying your hands on your valour. Then you will be killed by arrows and rest in peace.”                                                      41.71
“Oh traveler  at night , even if you take the form of a bird and  run about  in all the three worlds , you will not be alive as soon as you come in to the range of my eyes.”                                                    41.72
“I am telling   for your benefit, be ready for your obsequies. See Lanka  properly  , for your living further is in my hands.”                                                                                                                                            41.73
When Rama who never got tired of his actions told like this to son of Tara, he jumped in to the  air with a luster of burning fire and marched ahead . “                                                                                    41.74
Within a moment he reached the home of Ravana  and  saw that Ravana  who was seated and discussing with his ministers.                                                                                                                                              41.75
That monkey chief Angadha  wearing golden bracelets  landed in a place close   to  the king and stood there    like a flaming torch.                                                                                                                     41.76
After introducing himself , Angadha repeated the excellent words of Rama , as it was told to him  without adding or subtracting anything to Ravana in the presence of his ministers.                 41.77
“I am the son of Vali and Angadha is my name  and I am the emissary of Rama , the king of Kosala  and of  stable exploits . Have you heard of him?”                                                                                              41.78
Rama called Raghava  who adds joy to his mother Kausalya speaks to you  thus.”Oh Ruthless one , come and enter in to war with me as a representative of your clan.”                                                        41.79
“I shall kill you along with your ministers, sons, cousins and other relatives. You being dead, all the three worlds would get  rid of fear.'"                                                                                                                41.80
“Now, I shall uproot you, a thorn to  the sages and an enemy to  devas , demons, semi-divine beings, Gandharwas , serpent-gods and Rakshasas.”                                                                                  41.81
“Unless you bow before me and return back Sita , you would be killed by me and Vibheeshana would become the king.”                                                                                                                               41.82 
Hearing those  harsh words from the monkey chief . Ravana the king of Rakshasas  became under the control of anger.                                                                                                                                   41.83
He became red eyed with anger and ordered his ministers, “Let this stupid one be caught and then killed.”                                                                                                                                                     41.84
As soon a they heard  the words of Ravana  , four terrible Rakshasas caught hold of him who resembled a shining torch.                                                                                                                                       41.85
Then the prudent and valorous  monkey  , of his own accord came under their control , to exhibit his prowess  in front of those monkeys.                                                                                                  41.86
Then catching hold of those who clung to his arms , Angadha leapt on to the palace  which resembled a  mountain.                                                                                                                                               41.87
All those four Rakshasas were shaken out , by the great speed of Angadha    and fell down on the ground , even when the king of Rakshasas was watching.                                                                          41.88
From the top of the palace  , which was as tall as the mountain  was climbed by that   son of Vali, even when Ravana was seeing.                                                                                                                   41.89
That roof of the palace, trampled by Angadha, crumbled  like  the peak of Himalayan range was shattered long ago by lightening - before Ravana's gaze.                                                            41.90
After breaking the roof of the house and announcing his name loudly  and roaring with great sound, Angadha  rose  up in that air.                                                                                                             41.91
Causing great worry  to Rakshasa and  great joy to the monkeys , he reached the middle of  monkeys    and  went near Rama.                                                                                                                         41.92
Seeing the roof of his palace  destroyed Ravana got in to very great anger  and foreseeing his own destruction he became jittery.                                                                                                         41.93 
 Surrounded by many monkeys who were  roaring with delight, Rama on his part was already proceeding ahead  for the battle, with an intent to wipe out  his  enemy.                                                                     41.94 At that time, Sushena the highly valiant monkey  who was resembling  a mountain  was surrounded by innumerable monkeys, who had  ability  change their form at will.                                                          41.95
Under the order of Sugreeva who was invincible ,  Sushena was patrolling the gates and wandering like a moon among the stars.                                                                                                                                     41.96
Seeing hundreds of divisions of those monkeys encamped under the walls of Lanka, marshaled on the shores of the sea, the Rakshasas were amazed and some others were terror-struck while others, overjoyed at the prospect of fighting and even  leapt up  in exultation.                                  41.979-41.98
Those miserable Rakshasas on seeing   that the entire extensive space between the walls and the moat were being occupied by the monkeys, and looked like a second rampart cried out, "Alas " in panic.
As a result of that  the miserable   tumult in the capital city of the Rakshasas, the soldiers of Ravana seized hold of their great weapons and sallied forth like the winds that blow at the time of deluge.

      Thus ends the forty first  chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

42.The war between monkeys   and Rakshasas commences

(Rama orders his monkey army to attack.  They fill up the moat, brake fortifications and climb on fort walls. Ravana oders his Rakshasa    army to aeeack. A huge battle commences between them.)

Then all the Rakshasas went to the home of Ravana  and informed him  that their city has been besieged by Rama and the monkeys.                                                                                                                                  42.1
Hearing about the besieging of the city , that Rakshasa became very angry  and after doubling the arrangements  climbed up to the top of his house .                                                                                       42.2
Then he saw that Lanka, its forests  and its  waters were covered by innumerable  groups of monkeys who were interested in the war.                                                                                                                        42.3
Seeing that those monkeys  had covered the earth and made it look brown, in great confusion, he thought “How can they all be killed?”                                                                                                              42.4
That Ravana regained his confidence after thinking for a long time , with his eyes widened in surprise , Ravana saw Rama and the other monkey chiefs .                                                                                           42.5
Rama with lot of joy  along with the army marched forward  and saw that Lanka is being protected from all four sides  and was filled with Rakshasas.                                                                                                   42.6
That son of Dasaratha after seeing Lanka decorated by various types of flags , with great distress thought  of Sita  in his heart.                                                                                                                             42.7
“Here lives the doe eyed , daughter of Janaka  who is suffering for my sake  and who is sorrowful and sleeps on bare  earth.”                                                                                                                                         42.8
When the votary of Dharma thought about  how Vaidehi is made to suffer , he immediately ordered his  army of monkeys to  destroy their enemies.                                                                                                 42.9
When these words were spoken by Rama who never gets tired , those monkeys interested in the war  filled the air with shouts resembling the roar of the lion.                                                                          42.10
“We shall tear this Lanka in to pieces by  either by our bare  hands or by using mountain peaks , ” thus decided all the monkeys by general consent.                                                                                               42.11
Lifting up great mountain peaks as well as huge stones  and breaking huge trees , those monkey chiefs got ready for the battle.                                                                                                                                   42.12
For  fulfilling the favourite job of Rama , they after diving themselves in to columns  started climbing on the walls of Lanka  and Ravana kept watching them.                                                                                  42.13
They  who were of golden colour , having  copper coloured faces and who were prepared to give up their life for    sake of Rama , marched towards Lanka, armed with mountains, rocks   and trees.    42.14
Those monkeys demolished innumerable defensive walls and arches with blows from trees, mountain-tops and fists.                                                                                                                                                    42.15
The monkeys  filled up the moats   containing  clear water , with  sand, mountain, mountain tops  , grass and logs  of woods.                                                                                                                                             42.16
After that the monkey commanders   scaled the walls of  the city of Lanka,  taking with them battalions of monkeys in thousands, in crores and even hundreds of crores.                                                           42.17
The monkeys started  breaking  the golden arches and breaking down the gates that equaled the peak of Kailasa the mountainous abode of Shiva the Lord of Destruction.                                                          42.18
Those monkeys who resembled  great elephants  rushed towards Lanka  springing , leaping  and also roaring .                                                                                                                                                               42.19 
The monkeys, who can assume any form that they like  , shouting - "Victory to the mighty Rama and the valiant Lakshmana" "Victory of Sugreeva protected by Raghava" and roaring, rushed towards the defensive walls of Lanka.                                                                                                                       42.20-42.21
The monkey chiefs  Virabahu, , Subahu, Nala  and Panasa after storming the defensive walls of the city   took   their positions on them. And at that time they also formed several battalions of army there.
Kumuda surrounded by ten  crores of monkeys  , who acted as if they have already   won  , stood besieging  the eastern gate .                                                                                                                       42.23
To help him a monkey called Prasabha  and  a very strong Panasa  , surrounded by many other  monkeys  came .                                                                                                                                                              42.24
The valiant Shathabali came to the southern door  surrounded by twenty   crores  of monkeys  and stood  surrounding it .                                                                                                                                               42.25
Sushena the monkey who was the father of Tara  arrived at the western gate , surrounded by crores of crores  of monkeys  and stood there besieging it.                                                                                  42.26
Rama along with the son of Sumithra reached the northern gate  along with Sugreeva   and surrounded by the monkey army .                                                                                                                                  42.27
They were accompanied by  crores of bears   under the very strong Dhumra , who is a destroyer of his enemies  and they took up position near Rama.                                                                                    42.28
Vibheeshana of great energy with mace in hand, clad in defensive armour and accompanied by his watchful ministers, took his position where the mighty Rama is stationed.                                     42.29
Gavaksha, Gavaya, Sharabha and Gandhamadana, galloping on all sides, defended the army of monkeys.
Then Ravana  who was drowned in great anger  commanded his great army to   set out of their camps   for war immediately.                                                                                                                                   42.31
Immediately after hearing these words from the mouth of Ravana, , a great noise originated from the army of Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                      42.32
The Rakshasas  beat the kettle drums, whose middle disc was white as moon  loudly  using a stick of gold , and raised a great sound.                                                                                                                         42.33
The conches in hundreds and thousands blared forth a very great sound due to being blown by the horrifying Rakshasas  with their cheek extended completely .                                                           42.34
Those Rakshasas with their dark bodies  with the white conch kept on their lips , shined like clouds  which were bordered by lightning and a row of white cranes.                                                            42.35
As soon as Ravana ordered,  those  battalions of his armies rushed forth , which resembled the lashing  out of the ocean  when it is swollen by   clouds at time of deluge.                                                     42.36
Then  great sound also  rose from the monkey army  which had filled up  the ridges, planes and caves  of the Malaya  mountain.                                                                                                                                42.37
The sound raised by conches and drums by the Rakshasas    and  the lion like roaring of the monkeys  echoed and reechoed on the  earth, sky and the sea.                                                                          42.38
The trumpeting of elephants, the neighing of the horses, the clattering of the chariot-wheels and the sounds of the foot-steps and  the sound of the couches reechoed over the earth, sky and sea.  42.39
In the mean time a very horrifying war    commenced between the monkeys and the Rakshasas  and it resembled the battle between devas   and asuras.                                                                                   42.40
Exhibiting , their own prowess , the Rakshasas  started to  attack the monkeys  with their maces , tridents, Shakthi and axes.                                                                                                                             42.41
Then those huge sized monkeys started  with speed   striking with , trees , mountain tops , nails and teeth  and raised  their war cry, “Victory to Lord Sugreeva.”                                                         42.42-42.43
Some of the  terrifying Rakshasas  shouted , ‘Victory, victory to the king” , and announced their names .
Some of those Rakshasas   standing  on the wall hooked the monkeys standing on earth  using  metal  hooks.                                                                                                                                                                  42.44
This made the monkeys very angry  and they jumped in to the air and dragged down those Rakshasas  standing on the walls  by catching them with   their hands.                                                                      42.45
The battle between the monkeys and the Rakshasas turned in to a  happening of wonder  and left lot of  swampy  ground of blood and flesh.                                                                                                           42.46

      Thus ends the forty  second   chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

43,The war escalates    as war between chiefs,

( The war between Rakshasas and  monkeys   escalated between one to war between their leaders. Many Rakshasa  leaders were killed. Many monkey soldiers were also killed.)

Then those very wise  monkeys and the Rakshasas   started  getting engaged in a harsh  battle  and the ferocity of the army went up greatly .                                                                                                          43.1
Those Rakshasas and  the chiefs , doing terrific  acts   being eager to win  in Ravana's name, marched ahead on horses  with golden trappings or elephants resembling pointed flames, or in chariots flashing like the sun and themselves wearing beautiful armours, creating reverberant sounds in all the ten directions.                                                                                                                                                43.2-43.3.
The monkeys also wanting great  victory , marched against the army  of those  Rakshasas  who can take any form they like.                                                                                                                                         43.4
Among those of  the monkeys  and Rakshasas who ran against each other  , individual fight   started taking place .                                                                                                                                                  43.5
The Rakshasa Indrajit  fought with  Angadha the son of Vali  in a great battle which resembled the fight between   Lord Shiva   and Angadha.                                                                                                       43.6 
A monkey called Sampathi who can never be conquered in war  fought with Prajangha  and  Hanuman was fighting  with Jambumali .                                                                                                                  43.7
The very angry Rakshasa Vibheeshana  who was the younger brother of Ravana  fought with a Rakshasa called Mithragna who was greatly fiery in battle.                                                                                 43.8
Gaja of great strength fought with a demon called Tapana and Nila too of great energy fought with Nikumbha.                                                                                                                                                   43.9
Sugreeva the king of monkeys fought with Praghasa and Lakshmana fought with Virupaksha who fought   well.                                                                                                                                                              43.10
The invincible  Rakshasas called  Agniketu, Rashmiketu, Mitraghna and Yajnakopa confronted with Rama.                                                                                                                                                           43.11
Vajramushti fought with Mainda and Dvivida fought with Asaniprabha  and thus  the monkey chiefs   were fighting with the  horrifying Rakshasas.                                                                                       43.12  
Pratapana, the valiant Rakshasa  , terrific and invincible in battle fought well with Nala of intense speed in battle.                                                                                                                                                       43.13
The strong monkey  well known as Sushena , the son of God of death , engaged in battle with Vidhyunmali.                                                                                                                                              43.14
Some of those fearful monkeys after fighting with several big Rakshasas , got in to one to one fight with  some other horrifying Rakshasas.                                                                                                         43.15
There thus happened a horrifying  battle which made hairs to stand erect  between  Rakshasas and monkeys , both of wanting to win.                                                                                                           43.16
Streams of blood  and tufts of hair   flowed from the bodies of monkeys as well as Rakshasas which carried dead bodies like a timber by a stream .                                                                                    43.17
Indrajit  struck  with great anger  on Angadha, who can scatter   the enemy army  ,  by a mace and it looked like Indra was himself beating   with Vajrayudha.                                                                   43.18
The glorious Angadha  who was a fast moving monkey then stuck   the  golden variegated chariot, charioteer and horses  of Indrajit.                                                                                                         43.19
Sampati, who was struck by Prajangha with three arrows, killed Prajangha  using  an Ashvakarna tree, at the peak  of the combat.                                                                                                                      43.20
Jambumali who was riding on a chariot took out a  very strong Shakthi from his chariot  and banged the chest of Hanuman using it.                                                                                                                   43.21
Hanuman the son of wind God then climbed in to his chariot  and threw down the chariot along with the Rakshasa.                                                                                                                                                  43.22
The horrible Pratapana  ran with a roar   send several arrows and hurt the body of Nala  but suddenly Nala scratched out the eyes  of the Rakshasa.                                                                                  43.23
Pierced in the limbs by sharp arrows by Praghasa the swift-handed  Rakshasa , Sugreeva the Lord of  the monkeys  immediately killed Praghasa  with a Saptaparna tree.                                                   43.24
Lakshmana after making   the terrible looking  Virupaksha suffer greatly by his rain of arrows    at the end killed him  with one arrow.                                                                                                           43.25
The invincible Agniketu, Rashmiketu, Mitrughna and Yajnakopa wounded Rama by their  arrows.
Rama who became angry  , chopped off the heads  of  those four Rakshasas by using  four arrows which had  fire like tips.                                                                                                                                  43.27
Struck with a fist by  the monkey  Mainda in the battle, Vajramushti along with his chariot fell  on the ground like a watch-tower on a city-wall.                                                                                       43.28
Nikumbha wounded  Nila   who was like the blue black collyrium  by his sharp arrows similar to the rays of Sun hitting the cloud .                                                                                                                       43.29
Then, Nikumbha the swift-handed demon again wounded Nila by a hundred arrows in the battle and laughed continuously.                                                                                                                                                 43.30
Nila chopped the head of the charioteer of Nikumbha by the wheel of the same chariot in that fight, similar to Vishnu the Lord of preservation  in a battle.                                                                   43.31
Even Dvivida, whose impact was like a flash of lightening of a thunder bolt, struck Ashaniprabha with a rock before the eyes of all the demons.                                                                                             43.32
That Ashaniprabha wounded Dvivida the monkey leader by his thunder bolt-like arrows, while Dvivida was fighting with trees in the battle.                                                                                                 43.33
With his limbs struck by arrows, that Dvivida agitated as he was by anger, struck with a Sala tree, Ashaniprabha, his chariot and the horses.                                                                                      43.34
Vidhyunmali  sitting on the chariot using arrows decorated  with gold  and which made great sound struck  Sushena.                                                                                                                                   43.35
The great monkey Sushena , seeing that he was sitting on the chariot  ,  by  throwing  a great piece of rock of the mountain   upturned the chariot.                                                                                 43.36
That Rakshasa Vidhyunmali    with great tact got out  from the fallen chariot  and stood there  on the ground armed with a mace .                                                                                                            43.37
The great monkey Sushena along with great anger   holding a huge mountain  chased that Rakshasa.
That Rakshasa Vidhyunmali struck with the mace  on the chest of the great monkey chief Sushena    who was coming towards him.                                                                                                                43.39
That great monkey not bothering about the beating with the mace  on his chest  in that great battle , threw that  stone at the Rakshasa and hit his chest.                                                                           43.40 
Stuck violently by that rock on his chest Vidhyunmali , with his chest crushed   , fell down dead .  43.41
Thus many  strong Rakshasas  were destroyed  by those valiant monkeys there in a series of hand to hand encounters , similar to devas destroying Rakshasas.                                                                      43.42
The battle-field  thus became scary with extra-ordinary spears,  arrows, maces, javelins, lances and  tridents  shattered chariots and military horses and  elephants in rut, monkeys and Rakshasas which had been killed, wheels axles and yokes broken and lying on the ground and frequented as it was by herds of jackals.                                                                                                                                                     43.43-43.44
The headless trunks of monkeys and Rakshasas  sprang up here and there in the midst of that  great war , which resembled the war between devas and asuras .                                                                          43.45
They after being attacked by great monkeys  and their limbs being covered with blood due to that  attack  longed for sun set   and again assembled for another combat.                                                 43.46

      Thus ends the forty   third   chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

44. The night war between Rakshasas and monkeys

(Rama started killing several Rakshasas. With his chariot  being destroyed by Angadha,  Indrajit vanished from vision and continued his  fight without  being seen by any one and uses serpent arrows and makes Rama and Lakshmana fall.)

When the monkeys and Rakshasas were fighting a war , the sun  set and night continued with destroying of lives.                                                                                                                                                                    44.1
With great enmity between each other   and both desiring for their own victory , the night war between the monkeys    and Rakshasas  commenced.                                                                                                  44.2
The monkeys said to the Rakshasa, “You are a Rakshasa” and Rakshasas told the monkeys, “You are a monkey”,  and in the horrifying night   of darkness , they killed each other.                                          44.3
In that army very loud sounds  of talking like “Strike”, “tear apart”, “Come near”. And “why are you running away”    were being heard.                                                                                                              44.4
Those Black Rakshasas wearing golden battle dress , were shining like medicinal forests  on the king of mountains.                                                                                                                                                          44.5
In that great darkness which was difficult to   tolerate , the very angry Rakshasas  attacked and ate   those monkeys  with great speed.                                                                                                                 44.6
Those strong monkeys with a terrific rage leapt forward and torn asunder by their sharp teeth, the steeds with gold ornaments on their head, the serpentine banners and frightened the army of Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                                         44.7
Greatly angry  the monkeys  dragged  the elephants, those who were riding the elephants, chariots, flags  and flag  staffs  and broke them  in to pieces with their teeth.                                                              44.8
Rama and Lakshmana killed the foremost of Rakshasas who were visible    and not visible by arrows which can be compared   to  venomous snakes.                                                                                      44.9
The dust which rose from the hooves of horses and wheels of chariots  completely blocked the eyes and ears of those who fought.                                                                                                                          44.10
When the particular great war was in progress , the hair of people stood erect  and very horrifying rivers of blood  started flowing there.                                                                                                                 44.11
Then the sound of drums, kettle drums  arose and got mixed with the sound of conches  and  chariot wheels  arose in that place .                                                                                                                       44.12
The sound of wounded horses, Rakshasas  and  monkeys resonated and a terrible sound covered everywhere.                                                                                                                                                   44.13
The great monkeys assassinated  by  spears, maces, and axes and the slaughtered Rakshasas, who were able to change their form at will ,  with their bodies appearing like mountains were lying there on the battle-field. And those weapons appeared to be offered up as a  bounty  of flowers by the earth, which became  not seen  and rendered impassable by the slime formed out of streams of blood.  44.14-44.15
That horrifying night   proved very deadly to the monkeys as well as Rakshasas  ,like the night at deluge becomes horrifying to all beings.                                                                                                                  44.16
Those  Rakshasas who were there  in that darkness of night , attacked Rama with a shower  of arrows.
The sound that they made while coming to attack Rama as well as their roaring sound  was like the sound of  ocean  at the final destruction of all beings .                                                                           44.18
Within the time of the twinkling of an eye Rama shot six arrows  which were like the toungues of flame and killed  six Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                44.19
The unconquerable Yagnashatru, Mahaparashva, Mahodara, the giant bodied Vajradamshtra, both Shuka and Sarana - all those six having been beaten by Rama on their vital organs with a flood of his arrows, retreated from the battle and somehow survived for the rest of their life.                44.20-44.21
Using gold tipped arrows  of varied patterns resembling the flames   of fire Rama , cleared all directions as well as  intermediate directions and made them without Rakshasas.                                                44.22
And all the valorous Rakshasas who stood facing Rama  also perished just like moths   coming in front of fire.                                                                                                                                                                       44.23
When the arrows with golden wings  which were bright coloured started    falling from all directions  , it appeared as if fire flies are coming from all places in that autumnal night .                                         44.24
By the sounds made by the Rakshasas and roaring sound of the monkeys  that terrible  night became more terrible.                                                                                                                                                     44.25
That great sound which was coming from all   sides , the Trikuta mountain which was full of caves  appeared  to give rise to confused murmurs.                                                                                             44.26
Long-tailed and black faced monkeys with their gigantic bodies and dark figure, crushed the Rakshasas  with their arms and allowed them to be eaten by other animals.                                                           44.27
Angadha who had   come to the battle field to kill all his enemies  all at once stuck , the chariot, charioteer  and horses  of the son of Ravana.                                                                                            44.28
 While that awful and very intense battle was going on, Indrajit a great expert in tricks of illusion, leaving the chariot, with its horses and charioteer killed by Angadha, vanished from that very spot itself.   
All the devas and great sages seeing that act  of accomplishment of the son of Vali  were greatly pleased  by the honourable son of Vali .                                                                                                                      44.31
Since all the beings knew the magical power of Indrajit  in war , seeing him being defeated  by that great one made them pleased  .                                                                                                                               44.32
Then all the monkeys as well as Sugreeva and Vibheeshana  were greatly delighted and praised him  by saying ”Good, very good.”                                                                                                                            44.33
Indrajit having been defeated by that one responsible for the big act who was the  son of Vali  was driven to horrifying anger .                                                                                                                            44.34
That   expert in war who was the son of Ravana and who had boons given by Brahma  , after disappearing from vision  and started shooting   arrows  which were as bright as lightning.          44.35
Becoming very angry he sent  harsh serpent arrows  and with them hurt all the body parts of  Rama as well as Lakshmana of the Raghu clan.                                                                                                    44.36
Bu enveloping will illusion, he   confounded Rama  and went on sending arrows  being invisible  and tied the brothers Rama and Lakshmana using  those arrows.                                                                   44.37
All the monkeys saw those tiger among men being tormented quickly by those serpent arrows  by those angry Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                       44.38
Not being able to hurt those two princes in his  visible  form, Indrajit the son of the king of Rakshasas  with his perverse mind,  took  recourse to magic in order to make them captive.                      44.39

      Thus ends the forty fourth   chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

45.Rama and Lakshmana fall   to the arrows of Indrajit.

(Though a search was ordered by Rama, the invisible Indrajit could not be located.  With tormenting arrows, Indrajit fells   down Rama  and Lakshmana.)

Those two very famous princes  who was very strong ordered   ten monkey chiefs to search for the whereabouts of Indrajit.                                                                                                                               45.1
Rama the tormentor  of his enemies ordered both the sons of Sushena, Nila the chief of monkeys, Angada the son of Vali, the strong Sharabha, Dvivida, Hanuman, the very strong Sanuprastha, Rishabha and Rishabha skandha to do the job.                                                                                                45.2-45.3
All those monkeys were  thrilled with enthusiasm and immediately   flung into the air brandishing huge trunks of trees in order to explore all the ten directions.                                                                      45.4
Indrajit who was an expert on arrows , using the great arrows  speedily  , released  very many great arrows , arrested their speedy  search .                                                                                                   45.5
Those monkeys of   great speed  , whose bodies were cruelly pierced by those arrows, were unable to see Indrajit in the  illusory darkness, similar to  the sun being  obscured when  it is veiled in clouds.
Indrajit with his arrows split up all vital parts of Rama and Lakshmana  and which  entered  in to their body  and thus he was victorious in battle .                                                                                           45.7
The angry Indrajit  densely   sent  and fixed  serpentine  arrows aimed at the body of Rama and Lakshmana .                                                                                                                                                45.8
Great amount of blood  flowed from the opening of wounds in their body  and both of them shined like Kimsuka trees in flowering .                                                                                                                    45.9
Indrajit with  colour  resembling collyrium , with inflamed eyes  turned red due to  anger , while remaining  still invisible    spoke to Rama  and Lakshmana.                                                         45.10
“When I start fighting war becoming invisible even Indra the God of devas  would not be able to see or approach me  and how can you both?”                                                                                             45.11
“Oh sons of the Raghu clan, having imprisoned you by the trick of arrows furnished with feathers of heron, since my soul is filled with wrath , I am going to send  you to God of death.”             45,12
After saying like this to Rama and Lakshmana who were followers of Dharma , he pierced both of them with pointed sharp arrows  and shouted with wild joy.                                                                  45.13
Indrajit who was of the colour of heaped collyrium  stretched his very big bow , again and again shot them with horrifying arrows in that great war.                                                                                45.14
He who was an expert in identifying vital parts  send very sharp arrows at Rama and Lakshmana    and hurt their vital parts.                                                                                                                               45.15
In the battle ground those two completely tied by arrows , in a twinkling  of an eye became incapable  of even looking up.                                                                                                                                       45.16
Those two pierced by  a great net work of arrows , because they were pierced in their vital parts became exhausted  and those two great archers who were lords of earth  fell down on the earth , shaking violently  like the flag staffs  raised in honour of Indra , when the chord holding them is cut off. 
Those two valorous ones   were lying down on beds of heroes , completely bathed in blood  and with all their limbs bristling with arrows and completely  distressed.                                                           45.19
There was not even finger  breadth of their body  from the tip of fingers to the end of feet which was not wounded   and implanted with sharp arrows.                                                                             45.20
They being ferociously stuck down by a Rakshasa who can change his form at his will  had blood gushing   out of their body , like water coming out of a spring.                                                                       45.21
With his vital parts being pierced   by the sharp arrows  the very angry Indrajit , who had defeated Indra , the lord of devas , Rama fell down first .                                                                                            45.22
Indrajit pierced Rama by arrows with golden arrows  which had  sharp points, which had downward movement, which go fast like  Narachas, Demi-narachas, Bhallas (with wide tips), Anjalis, Vatsa dantas, Simha dantas and those shafts like unto razors.                                                                                  45.23
Throwing away  his bow bent at three places, adorned with gold, with its string loosened away and detached from the hold of his fist, Rama lied down on the battle-ground.                                   45.24
Seeing Rama , the tiger among men having  due to the arrows , Lakshmana became hopeless  and lost will to live.                                                                                                                                                  45.25
Seeing his elder brother Rama, with his eyes resembling lotus-leaves, having fallen on the ground, wounded as he was by a net work of arrows, Lakshmana felt sad.                                                45.26
Beholding that Rama, the monkeys too were in great sorrow   and wept bitterly, filling their eyes with   tears, being affected  as they were by sorrow.                                                                                  45.27
Those monkeys with Hanuman in front gathered at  that place and stood surrounding Rama and Lakshmana, who were bound by a net work of arrows and lying down on the battle ground. All of them  were disturbed and afflicted sorrow.                                                                                                45.28

Thus ends the forty  fifth   chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

46.Indrajit claims he has killed Rama

(All the monkeys are confused and sad that Rama  had fallen down. Vibheeshana tries to pep up Sugreeva  saying that Rama is not dead but only fallen down.  Indrajit goes and tells Ravana, that he has killed Rama .Ravana  becomes greatly happy.)

Then all those monkeys surveying the earth and the sky  , then saw   the brothers Rama and Lakshmana   covered with arrows.                                                                                                      46.1
Sugreeva and Vibheeshana came to that place after Indrajit retired from that place , like Indra retires   after causing rain.                                                                                                                                        46.2
Nila, Dvivida, Mainda, Sushena, Kumuda, Angadha along with Hanuman forthwith began to grieve for Rama and Lakshmana.                                                                                                                                46.3
Breathing  faintly, bathed in blood. riddled with innumerable arrows, motionless and lying inactive, Rama and Lakshmana  lay stretched on a bed of arrows, sighing like serpents, helpless, having  very little prowess, their limbs smeared with a stream of blood, resembling two golden flags,  They who were  lying on heroes' couch, with tardy movement of their limbs, were surrounded by  all the monkey leaders, whose eyes were suffused with tears. Seeing the two Raghavas, pierced by a multitude of arrows, all the monkeys along with Vibheeshana became perturbed.                                    46.4-46.7
The monkeys examined all over the atmosphere   but were not able   to see , the son of Ravana  who was not visible due to his magical powers.                                                                                            46.8
But Vibheeshana by his own magical powers  was able to see him who was remaining hidden by his magical powers  standing in front of him.                                                                                             46.9
Though Indrajit was a great warrior who had no one comparable to him  and who had done  great unique acts , he preferred to remain invisible using the boon of Brahma  , but was recognized by Vibheeshana who had great luster, prowess and glory.                                                                   46.10
Indrajit seeing those two  who were lying down , appreciating his own great action was very happy and wanted to share his joy with the other Rakshasas.                                                                           46.11
“ Brothers Rama and Lakshmana the killers of  the very strong Khara and Dhooshana  have been killed by  my arrows.”                                                                                                                                              46.12
“Even if all the sages, devas and Rakshasas join together   and help them , they would not able to get themselves free   out of the net work of my arrows.”                                                                     46.13
"These meaningless ones   who were  wearing away the very roots of us all, on whose account, the three watches of the night slipped past my father, who is unable even to touch his couch with his limbs and who remains absorbed in thought and stricken with grief and because of whom, the entire city of Lanka remains agitated, like a river during the rains, has been destroyed by me."                      46.14-46.15
“The valour of Rama , Lakshmana as well as all the monkeys have been proved useless , similar to clouds in autumn.”                                                                                                                                                46.16
After speaking like this to all the Rakshasas , that son of Ravana  starting hitting at all the monkey chiefs who were watching.                                                                                                                                  46.17
He struck Nila with nine arrows and Mainda   as well as Dvivida   with three great arrows    each. 46.18
That wielder of a great bow   stuck the chest of Jambhavan with one arrow  and released ten arrows at Hanuman   who was with great speed.                                                                                                        46.19
The son of Ravana stuck , both Gavaksha and Sarabha who were of boundless valour   with two  arrows each in that battle.                                                                                                                                          46.20
Then that son of Ravana  wounded with very many arrows Angadha , the son of Vali as well as Gavaksha , the king of Goolamgulas.                                                                                                                           46.21                                                                                                                              
Wounding all those monkeys  with arrows which are like flames of fire , the highly courageous and strong son of Ravana  started shouting in triumph.                                                                              46.22
Tormenting all those monkeys with very many arrows  the great one laughed heartily and spoke   the following words .                                                                                                                                          46.23
“Oh Rakshasas ,be pleased to see those two brothers   who have been  tied by me using the horrifying net work of arrows.”                                                                                                                                   46.24
Those Rakshasas who were treacherous fighters  on hearing this were filled with wonder  and greatly appreciated  his act.                                                                                                                                   46.25
All of them who resembled a cloud  cried out in a very loud voice “Rama is dead.”  And greatly honoured the son of  Ravana.                                                                                                                                    46.26
Seeing the two brothers,  Rama and Lakshmana lying motionless and breathless on the floor, Indrajit thought they were dead.                                                                                                                        46.27
Having won the battle Indrajit became very happy  and entered back in to the city of Lanka  spreading happiness among the Rakshasas.                                                                                                          46.28
Seeing Rama and Lakshmana pierced  with  many arrows on every limb and bone of their bodies, a great fear had taken possession of Sugreeva.                                                                                                46.29
Then Vibheeshana spoke  to the frightened king of monkeys whose face was covered with tears  and whose eyes full of sorrow.                                                                                                                       46.30
“Oh Sugreeva , enough of this great fear. Control the speed of these tears . All wars are like this and victory is never certain.”                                                                                                                           46.31
“Oh Valorous one , if there is some amount of luck remaining with us , the brothers Rama and Lakshmana   would wake up from this insensible state.”                                                                    46.32
“Oh Sugreeva , become more courageous and instill courage in me  as oh monkey, I am one without protector  . For those who  have faith in Dharma and truth , there is no fear of death.”             46.33
After having told this he wiped the tear stained eyes of Sugreeva    with  his hands moistened  in water.
Then that follower of Dharma , took some water made it enchanted by chants and then wiped   the eyes of Sugreeva.                                                                                                                                                 46.35
After wiping the face of that king of monkeys who had great prowess , Vibheeshana told these words of comfort  and good sense.                                                                                                                        46.36
“Oh Sugreeva, Oh king of monkeys , this is not time to lose all hope and at this time too much attachment also leads to death.”                                                                                                          46.37
"So after  giving up hopeless sorrow , which ruins all actions,  think on  now on how best to serve the army  which had Rama going before them.”                                                                                          46.38
‘Or else let us protect Rama till he regains consciousness  so that Rama and Lakshmana  can drive away fear from all of us.”                                                                                                                                    46.39
“There is no problem for Rama  and he is not going to die for the  splendour and luster   which you can hardly find in dead people is still there in him.”                                                                                   46.40
“So console yourself  and revive  your own spirits , so that we  can revive    the confidence  among this entire army.                                                                                                                                                   46.41
"Oh great monkey ., all  these monkeys, having their eyes dilated due to fear, are murmuring  some words into each other's ear as they are terrified"                                                                                 46.42
“Seeing me run among the army  to  activate them,  let all of them shed   all their fear , like one discards used garland.”                                                                                                                                              46.43
After consoling Sugreeva , that king of Rakshasas Vibheeshana , started consoling all monkeys who were pushing away.                                                                                                                                              46.44
Indrajit the  great magician   along with his great army , entered the city of Lanka and went to meet his father.                                                                                                                                                            46.45 
After meeting Ravana , greeting him and saluting him , he said the pleasing words to Ravana about death of Rama.                                                                                                                                             46.46
Ravana who was in the middle of other Rakshasas  on hearing it , jumped from his seat  with happiness and embraced his son.                                                                                                                               46.47
Smelling his head, Ravana becoming happy by what  he  heard, made enquiries in the matter. Indrajit reported the matter as it happened, to his enquiring father, as to how both Rama and Lakshmana were made motion-less and luster-less by entwining them with arrows.                                       46.48-46.49
Hearing the words of Indrajit the great charioteer, Ravana with his heart filled with a torrent  of joy, relinquished his great sorrow , caused on account of Rama and praised his son with pleasing words.

Thus ends the forty  sixth chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

47.Ravana makes Sita see Rama and Lakshmana who have fallen down.

(Rakshasas in Lanka start celebrating the death of Rama  and Lakshmana.  As per instruction of Ravana , the Rakshasis take Sita in Pushpaka Vimana   to the battle field.  Sita seeing Rama and Lakshmana has fallen down wails.)

When the son of Ravana went back to Lanka , the monkeys and bears  of his army surrounded and protected him.                                                                                                                                              47.1
Hanuman, Angadha, Nila, Sushena, Kumuda, Nala, Gaja, Gavaksha, Panasa, Sanuprastha and the mighty Jambhavan with Sunda, Rambha, Shatabali and Prithu all these monkeys, armed with trees, reorganized their ranks, stood alert, surveyed the  directions of the sky up and down and on every side and, even if a grass stirred, they exclaimed, "It is a  Rakshasa"                                                                               47.2-47.4
Meanwhile Ravana who was very happy send back his son Indrajit  and send word for the Rakshasis who were protecting Sita .                                                                                                                                      47.5
As per his order all the Rakshasis including Trijata   appeared before him  and to those Rakshasis , the God of the Rakshasas told with happiness.                                                                                              47.6
“Go and tell Sita, that Rama and Lakshmana has been killed by Indrajit  and take her in Pushpaka plane and show her Rama and Lakshmana lying dead in the battle field.”                                                  47.7
“She was proud because she was depending on him and because of that does not come near me.  Her husband  and his brother are lying dead in the battle field.”                                                             47.8
“Let Sita  submit to me decorated by all ornaments   without  any apprehension, sorrow    and without any hope  for uniting with her husband.”                                                                                              47.9
"Personally Rama and Lakshmana have fallen under the sway of death on the battle-field today and  finding no other support and hoping for nothing else, the broad-eyed Sita will voluntarily seek refuge in me."                                                                                                                                                          47.10
Hearing those words of that bad soul Ravana, all those Rakshasis  said, “So be it” and  went near the Pushpaka plane .                                                                                                                                        47.11
Thereafter, those Rakshasis brought the Pushpaka Vimana  as per the instructions of Ravana and carried it nearer to Sita  who was staying in Asoka Garden.                                                                            47.12
Those Rakshasis then brought Sita who was sorrowing for her husband  and made her climb up the Pushpaka Vimana belonging to the Rakshasas.                                                                                    47.13
Then those Rakshasis along with Trijata climbed the Pushpaka  with Sita and proceeded to show her Rama and Lakshmana.                                                                                                                               47.14
Meanwhile Ravana the king of Rakshasas ,  with extreme  joy , caused Lanka to be decorated with  garlands  and  with flags and banners and arranged a proclamation to be made in Lanka announcing that Rama and Lakshmana had been slain by Indrajit in battle.                                                    47.15-47.16
Sita going along with Trijata   on the plane   saw   all the monkeys , slain and lying dead in the battle field.                                                                                                                                                              47.17
Sita saw the joyful Rakshasas and dejected monkeys  standing near Rama and Lakshmana.       47.18
Then, Sita saw those two warriors Rama and Lakshmana lying unconscious on the ground on a bed of arrows, their limbs pierced with arrows, riddled with weapons, their armour shattered, their bows cast aside at a distance and their entire body  pierced  by weapons                                          .  47.19-47.20
On seeing those two brothers, who were  valorous , had lotus like eyes,  who were best of men, lying stretched on a bed of arrows there in that wretched plight like the two sons of the fire-god (Shikha and Vishakha) lying on a bed of reeds, Sita  wailed piteously, stricken as she was with a great agony.
That  dark eyed daughter of Janaka  with faultless limbs  seeing her husband as well as Lakshmana  lying in dust sobbed.                                                                                                                                           47.23
Seeing those brothers who were having similar luster like the devas  was stuck with sorrow and moved in to tears  and believing in their death spoke  with sorrow the following words.                       47.24

Thus ends the forty  seventh chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

48.Sita wails  and Trijata consoles her

9Sita feels sad that her husband is no more inspite of predictions   of several astrologers and sages. Trijata consoles her and reassures Sita, that both the princes   are alive.)

Seeing that her husband has been killed along with the very strong Lakshmana , Sita  very much wailed pitiably  as she was stuck by great sorrow.                                                                                          48.1
“Those who read signs had predicted that I would have sons and will never become a widow  and the fact that Rama has been killed shows that they were all liars  and ignorant ones .”                     48.2
“They also predicted   that I would be his companion when he performs Sattra  sacrifice and that I would be his consort when he performs Yagnas and the fact that Rama has been killed shows that they were all liars  and ignorant ones .                                                                                                                          48.3
“They also predicted that  I would be honoured   as the wife of a Valorous one and  that I would be worshipped  by my husband , and the fact that Rama has been killed shows that they were all liars  and ignorant ones .                                                                                                                                          48.4
“They who were wise Brahmins  also foretold   that I would live very happily , and the fact that Rama has been killed shows that they were all liars  and ignorant ones .                                                     48.5
“I have lotus  marks on my feet which in case   of noble women is supposed to indicate that they will get consecrated on the throne along with husbands who are  kings.”                                              48.6
“I do not find marks of bad fortune which indicate   widowhood  and bad fortune in my case  but as I see it now , all these auspicious signs  are of no use.”                                                                          48.7
“In women the mark of lotus is supposed  to augur  well  but since Rama has been slain, they are  of no meaning to me .”                                                                                                                                  48.8
"My hair is fine, black in colour and smooth. My eye-brows are disunited. My calves  are hair-less and well rounded. My teeth are contiguous, without any gaps between them."                            48.9
"My temples, eyes, arms, feet, ankles and thighs are homogenous and well-proportioned. My fingers have well-rounded and glossy nails, having a right length."                                                      48.10
"My breasts are close to each other, fully developed and have depressed nipples. My navel is deeply indented. My flanks and bosom are well-formed."                                                                      48.11
"My complexion has the luster of a pearl. The hair on my skin are soft. It is said of me as endowed with auspicious signs, in that I touched the ground with my twelve limbs  i.e. ten toes and two soles.”48.12
"Those who interpret the marks of  maidens  told  that my hands and feet are rosy, fully provided with marks each resembling a barley corn, there is no  space between my fingers and toes and that my smile is gentle."                                                                                                                                                             48.13
“Brahmins who were experts in predicting the future told me  that I would get consecrated on the throne with my husband   but all that is in vain now.”                                                                                48.14
“After searching in Janasthana  and having received news about me  and after crossing  the impassable ocean those brothers have died in this  hoof print of the cow.”                                                                48.15
“Both Rama and Lakshmana  surely knew how to use  the arrows  of Varuna, fire , Indra  wind God and also the Brahma Sira arrow .”                                                                                                                           48.16
“Rama and Lakshmana  who are  similar to Indra has been killed by magic and the enemy becoming invisible , making me an orphan without a lord .”                                                                                       48.17
“Any enemy who comes   within the sight  of Rama  cannot hope to stick on to his life even though he can move as fast as thought.”                                                                                                                        48.18
“There is no burden as heavy as death  and  nobody can attain victory over death and now Rama along with his brother Lakshmana  is lying dead  in the battle field.”                                                                48.19
“I am not sad for  the death of my husband  or that of Lakshmana , not even for the sake of my mother but  for the sake of my saintly mother-in-law .”                                                                                        48.20
“She must be daily thinking  about when our penance will get over and when she will be able to see Sita, Rama  and Lakshmana.”                                                                                                                                 48.21
To her  who was sorrowing greatly like this the Rakshasi Trijata told, “Oh lady do not be sad like this  for your husband is still  alive.”                                                                                                                          48.22
“I will tell you the logical and great reasons , oh lady ,  for me to tell you that  Rama and Lakshmana are alive .”                                                                                                                                                               48.23 
“If they have lost their leader   the faces   of the soldiers  in the battle field   would not reflect  anger nor would there be joy in them.”                                                                                                                       48.24
“Oh Vaidehi , if  those two had lost their life , this divine aero plane  called Pushpaka  which is divine   would not have brought you  here.”                                                                                                           48.25
“If the army witnesses its leader being slain,   they would be without enthusiasm  and would be wandering aimlessly , like a ship which has broken its rudder  in water .”                                          48.26
“Oh sage like lady, the army on their part   are not confused nor perturbed  and are   guarding him   who has been made conscious  less in the battle  and I am telling you this  because of my love to you.” 48.27
“Please be reassured of this by the good omens  that you see  which indicate coming of happiness. Please notice that Rama and Lakshmana are  not dead. I am telling you this because  of my love towards  you.”                                                                                                                                                                       48.28
“Oh Sita , I have never told a lie before and am not likely to tell one in future . Due to your virtue and pleasant behaviour you have occupied my heart.”                                                                                        48.29
“There is no doubt that even Indra, devas and Rakshasas  can win over them in battle  and this is what I have observed and what I wanted to tell you.”                                                                                               48.30
“Oh Sita, see this great wonder , though they are fallen under those    arrows lying without senses , their auspicious prettiness has not deserted them.  “                                                                                            48.31
“Generally  for those who have lost their life  and soul has gone away from their body , their face would appear  greatly altered.”                                                                                                                                   48.32
“Oh daughter of Janaka,  give up sorrow , pain and illusion  on  account of Rama and Lakshmana . It is impossible for them not to be alive .”                                                                                                           48.33
Hear her words , Sita    who was similar to  daughter of Gods  with folded hands in salutation told, “Let it be   so.”                                                                                                                                                               48.34
Along     with   the Pushpaka Vimana  , the sorrowing  and very pitiable Sita entered the city of Lanka with Trijata.                                                                                                                                                        48.35
Then After Sita and Trijata got down from the Pushpaka Vimana , The Rakshasis made them enter   the Asoka garden.                                                                                                                                                    48.36
Sita after entering the garden with huge number of trees  and which was the play ground of the Rakshasa king , thinking about those sons of the king  gave way to extreme grief.”                           48.37

Thus ends the forty  eighth chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

49.Rama wakes up and wails for sake of Lakshmana

(Rama wakes up and starts crying. He tells if Lakshmana dies, he would  not remain alive. He thanks all the monkeys and requests them to go back. At that  time Vibheeshana returns.)

Bound by that formidable network of arrows, the two  great  sons of Dasaratha lay bathed in blood, breathing like serpents. All those foremost of monkeys who were exceedingly strong, including Sugreeva, plunged in grief, were standing around those two  great ones .                                   49.1-49.2
At that time the mighty Rama woke up from his swoon  by nature of stability  and native strength despite the arrows which were   holding him bound.                                                                                 49.3
Then seeing his brother who was  bleeding, without consciousness  and thrown on the ground , Rama with his features changed  wailed full of grief.                                                                                           49.4
“What is the use of recovering Sita now? What is the use of continuing to live? Because  I am now seeing my brother lying without consciousness.”                                                                                                   49.5
“If I seriously search I may get a lady who is similar to Sita but  I will not able to find  a brother , a minister and one  who helps me in this war like Lakshmana.”                                                               49.6
“If the son of Sumithra who increases my joy mixes with the five elements , I would give up my life in the presence of these monkeys.”                                                                                                                       49.7
“What shall I say to my mother Kausalya , what shall I tell mother Kaikeyi? What shall I do in case of mother Sumithra who must be thirsting to see her son.”                                                                    49.8
"How shall I console Sumithra, trembling and crying out like a sea hawk , bereft of her son, if I return to Ayodhya without Lakshmana?"                                                                                                                49.9
"How shall I tell Shatrugna and the very  famous  Bharatha when I return without Lakshmana, who followed  me to the forest?"                                                                                                                        49.10
“I would not be able to bear    the reproaches   of Sumithra  and so I would prefer to leave my body here itself  as I do not want to continue to live.                                                                                                 49.11
“Woe unto me. I have done a wicked deed without any nobility  and it is due to my fault that Lakshmana lies under the bed of arrows  with a view to protect me.”                                                                       49.12
"O, Lakshmana! You always used to console me whenever I was in a great sorrow. Having lost your life now  you  will not able to allay my sufferings with your words."                                                             49.13
“You who have killed several Rakshasas on the battle field today , are lying down on the same battle field pierced by several arrows like a hero.”                                                                                                 49.14
“Sleeping on the bed of arrays after   getting bathed in your own blood , you like the sun God setting down on    a bed of arrows.”                                                                                                                            49.15
"Your vital parts having been pierced with  several  arrows and because of that  you are not able even to speak now. Even though you not speaking, your agony is disclosed by the redness of your eyes."   49.16
“I shall also follow him   to the land of Yama , like that  great warrior   followed me  when I came to the forest.”                                                                                                                                                                49.17
"He   loved his own relations  and was filled with devotion to  me, and he  got  in to this state to which my misdeeds have brought him"                                                                                                                 49.18
“I do not remember to have heard  any harsh word  which were not to my liking from valorous  Lakshmana  at any time, even when he is provoked.”                                                                          49.19
“He was capable of sending  five hundred arrows at one shot  and that Lakshmana surpassed even Karthaveeryarjuna  himself  in mastery of archery.”                                                                            49.20
“He who is  used to sleep on  beds of very great gentleman and who is capable of cutting the weapons of Indra himself is lying on earth.”                                                                                                               49.21
“Without any doubt the words of imagination by me that I will make Vibheeshana the king of Rakshasas   will hurt me as I have not made him a king.”                                                                                         49.22
“Oh Sugreeva , you ought to  immediately within a moment leave this place , because once king Ravana knows that I am not there to support you, he will defeat you.”                                                       49.23
"O, Sugreeva,   cross  the sea  again with your army, keeping Angadha in front and  along with your followers, Nila and Nala."                                                                                                                       49.24
“I am fully satisfied by the exploits of Hanuman in the battle  and also by the one done by the king of bears   and other generals of monkeys , as this is impossible  by anyone else in a battle.”      49.25
"A great act was done by Angadha, Mainda and Dvivida. A terrible combat was done by Kesari and Sampathi in the battle-field."                                                                                                                49.26
"By Gavya, Gavaksha, Sarabha, Gaja and other monkeys, who are willing to sacrifice their lives for me, the battle was carried on."                                                                                                                   49.27
“Oh  Sugreeva  , Man  can never   fight against fate and oh tormentor of enemies , because you were afraid in failing in your duty , you have done me all that a friend and a comrade can ever do to me.”
“Oh best among monkeys , you have done all this due to your friendship to  me. Give me leave and all of you go back to any place  that you want.”                                                                                        49.29
All the monkeys who heard this became extremely sad  and those black eyed one allowed copious tears to be shed from their eyes.                                                                                                                49.30
At that time  Vibheeshana  after having established order in all the ranks of the army , came quickly to Rama with a mace in hand .                                                                                                             49.31
Seeing him  who was like a heap of collyrium  speedily coming towards them , the monkeys thinking him to be Indrajit, the son of Ravana  started to run away .                                                               49.32

Thus ends the forty ninth chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

50.Garuda  comes and frees Rama and Lakshmana  from the effects of the arrow,

(When the monkeys were   consoling each other Sushena suggests that Hanuman should go to the Chandra mountain and bring the herbs to cure Rama. At that time Garuda  the son of Vinatha comes and  cures Rama and Lakshmana. He tells them that he is their friend.)

Then  at that time   the very strong king of monkeys told ,”Why is our army agitated  and running like ship driven out of course in water?”                                                                                                            50.1
Hearing the words of Sugreeva, Angadha , the son of  Vali told , “Are you not seeing the  two brothers The valorous Rama and Lakshmana, who are the sons  of  Dasaratha , caught   in the   web of arrows . Both of them are lying in the bed of arrows  with causing blood to flow from all over their body.”  
When this was told by the son Angadha    to  the king of monkeys he told, “There must be some other cause why the monkeys are  bewildered and possibly there is some danger ahead.”                    50.4
"Hear , these monkeys are running away in all directions, with their eyes distended with terror, throwing down their arms and looking dejected."                                                                                                50.5
“They are not feeling ashamed of  one another  and they are again  and again looking behind them. They are jostling with one another and jump over those who have fallen down.”                                50.6
When they were talking like this , the valorous Vibheeshana holding a mace  cheered Sugreeva and Rama and told , “Victory to Rama.”.                                                                                                      50.7
When Sugreeva saw that Vibheeshana was the cause of the scare  of monkeys , he told Jambhavan the king of bears    as follows.                                                                                                                      50.8
“It is Vibheeshana who has come here , seeing whom the Monkey warriors  are scared   thinking that he is Indrajit , the son of Ravana.”                                                                                                             50.9
"You reassemble those monkeys immediately, who in fear have scattered in many directions and inform them that it is Vibheeshana who has come here ."                                                                         50.10
As soon as Sugreeva told like this Jambhavan the   king of bears  pacified   all the monkeys  and restored their confidence .                                                                                                                                    50.11
Hearing the words of Jambhavan the king of Bears, all those monkeys, on seeing Vibheeshana, retraced their steps after  shaking off their fear.                                                                                                50.12
Vibheeshana, the following of Dharma felt  pained  on seeing the body of Rama  as well as Lakshmana wounded by arrows .                                                                                                                               50.13
After washing his eyes with  hand dipped  in water , he started weeping out of great anguish  seizing his chest and told.                                                                                                                                          50.14
The treacherous Rakshasa  warriors have brought  these powerful  and valiant warriors  to this  state.”
“The son of my brother who is a  Rakshasa  , a bad son and a bad soul  with a cunning mind has deceived these honourable  fighters.”                                                                                                                  50.16
"These two warriors, Rama and Lakshmana, who were struck badly by arrows and covered with blood are lying on the earth, like two porcupines."                                                                                      50.17
“These two lions among men, on whom I have depended to fulfillment of desire  are lying  fainted and are waiting to leave this body ”                                                                                                           50.18
“Having lost my dream of   getting the kingdom , I am like dead , even while I am surviving , while Ravana is able to fulfill his vow  and is getting his  desires  realized.”                                          50.19
The magnanimous Sugreeva embraced  Vibheeshana who was wailing   and told   him as follows.
“Oh follower of Dharma , you would without any   doubt  get the kingdom of Lanka  and Ravana and his son would not be able to fulfill   their  wishes.”                                                                                 50.21
“Rama and Lakshmana have been only affected by a wound  and they will regain consciousness  and would definitely kill Ravana .”                                                                                                               50.22
After consoling and convincing the Rakshasa Vibheeshana like this , Sugreeva talked to Sushena , his father –in-law , who was standing by his side.                                                                                   50.23
"Taking these two brothers, Rama and Lakshmana with the troops of monkeys who are strong, you go to KIshkinda, till these two destroyers  of their foes have recovered their consciousness."         50.24
“I for myself after killing Ravana, along with his sons  and relatives  and bring back Sita , like Indra Got back  the prosperity that he lost.”                                                                                                      50.25
When the king of monkeys told these words, Sushena replied, “I had earlier seen a great  dreadful battle between Asuras and Devas .”                                                                                                             50.26
"By making themselves invisible again and again, the Rakshasas skilled in the use of arrows overcame the devas  despite their skill in bearing arms."                                                                               50.27
"To those celestials who were wounded, unconscious and almost deprived of life, Bruhaspathi treated them using medicinal   herbs accompanied by his  sacred chants."                                           50.28
“Let the monkeys , Panasa , Samapthi and others go quickly  with great speed go  to the ocean of milk  to bring those medicinal herbs.”                                                                                                            50.29
“Those monkeys are conversant with the herbs available on mountains like the divine Sanjeevakarni  and Vishalya which are created by God.”                                                                                         50.30
“In the middle of the milky ocean  where churning was done to get nectar there are mountains called Chandra and Drona  , where these herbs are available.”                                                              50.31
“ Oh king, The devas built those mountains  in that vast ocean and let Hanuman , the son of wind god go there.”                                                                                                                                                     50.32
At that time , a huge  wind arose with the building up of clouds and resultant lightning  and this wind caused the waves to rise in the ocean , which caused  the mountains to  tremble , like at the time of earth quake.                                                                                                                                          50.33
“Due to the great wind generated by    the wing of the bird , the  branches of huge trees in the sand bank started breaking  and fell in the salty water of the ocean.”                                                50.34
“The snakes became scared and the sea snakes and marine animals living in the sea , plunged quickly in to the sea.”                                                                                                                                                          50.35
Thereupon, all the monkeys saw within a moment, a mighty eagle, Garuda, the son of Vinata, which was similar to the flame of the fire.                                                                                                                        50.36
“Those  arrows which were the spirit of snakes  that had tied those great men who were brothers   , on  seeing the great eagle ran away from there.”                                                                                             50.37
Thereupon, Garuda the eagle,  met  Rama and Lakshmana  and after  offering them his good wishes, with his hands caressed their faces that were radiant like the moon.                                                    50.38
As soon as the son of Vinatha touched them all their wounds were healed  and their body became soft and glowed like gold .                                                                                                                                       50.39
Their luster, valour, strength, endurance and resolution, those great qualities, also their grace , intelligence and memory were re-doubled.                                                                                                50.40
That  greatly valorous Garuda who was like Indra  , lifted both of them up and embraced them  and greatly pleased Rama told Garuda.                                                                                                              50.41
“By your grace   we have crossed over the great danger posed to us by the son of Ravana  and having got out of it , we have become as strong as before .”                                                                                   50.42
“By meeting you my heart has become glad as if I met my father Dasaratha and grandfather  Aja. 50.43
"Who are you,  who is  endowed with beauty, having blissful garlands and anointments, wearing clean garments and adorned with divine ornaments?"                                                                                    50.44
That greatly lustrous and very strong son of Vinatha ,  with eyes broadened by joy  and with a very pleased mind  told.                                                                                                                                        50.45
“Oh son of Kakustha clan, I am your friend, as dear to you as your breath  and my name is Garuda and I have reached  here to help you.”                                                                                                                50.46
“Either Asuras or very valorous Dhanavas or very strong Devas  or Gandharwas who are all lead by Indra  would not be able to untie  , this entanglement created by arrows , using magical powers by Indrajit  who does cruel deeds.”                                                                                                                    50.47-50.48
“There are serpents born to Kadru  with sharp teeth and fangs abundantly supplied with poison  and made in to arrows by sorcery of  the Rakshasa   called Indrajit  and have stuck you.”                   50.49
“Oh Rama who is a follower of Dharma and considers truth as his valour and who kills enemies in battle, you along with Lakshmana are indeed lucky.”                                                                                      50.50
“Having heard about this incident , I came swiftly here , duly remembering my friendship and love to both of you.”                                                                                                                                               50.51
“Due to me you have been released  from this horrible entanglement of arrows and both of you should be greatly vigilant from now on.”                                                                                                           50.52
“By nature all the Rakshasas    are  treacherous fighters in war but  for you both straight forwardness and pure mind are your strengths.”                                                                                                     50.53
“From this example itself you have to understand that they fight with crooked mind  and so you should not believe   a Rakshasa  in a battle field.”                                                                                          50.54
After saying like this That Garuda who is very strong  affectionately hugged those friends  and started  taking leave .                                                                                                                                            50.55
“Oh friend, who shows pity even to his enemies , I would like to take leave from you and go back as I have come.                                                                                                                                               50.56
“Oh hero , you may be inquisitive to know about      the  friendship between us. I am sure you would know about it after completing this great work of you.                                                                  50.57
“Using your arrows make Lanka have only old people and young ones  , kill Ravana and get Sita released.
Having spoken thus, Garuda who can fly with great speed , who had  beautiful wings, who had just healed Rama's wounds in the presence of monkeys,  after obeisance to him  presence of monkeys,  after going round him in salutation  to him and took Rama  into his arms, entered the sky with the speed of the wind.                                                                                                                                        50.59-50.60
Seeing that The sons of the Raghu clan  are cured of their  problem, the chiefs of monkeys  howled and also roared like lion   and  shook their tails.                                                                                       50.61
After that , gongs were beaten, drums resounded, and couches were blown amid jumping in joy of the monkeys as before.                                                                                                                                50.62
Some other very strong monkeys who normally use  trees like mace , waved their arms and uprooted  hundreds of thousands of trees and stood there.                                                                          50.63
Shouting  and making very loud noise and frightening those Rakshasas , those monkeys desirous of fighting  reached the gates of city of Lanka.                                                                                   50.64
From the crowds of monkeys then a  very tumultuous sound arose , like the very terrifying sound of thunder occurring in summer at midnight.                                                                                    50.65

Thus ends the fiftieth chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

51.Dhoomraksha goes to the war

(After knowing that Rama and Lakshmana have got up, Ravana sends Dhoomraksha to kill the monkey army. He sets out through the western gate and ill omens follow him.)

Ravana along with other Rakshasas    heard the tumultuous sound raised  by the monkeys which was full of the tone of war.                                                                                                                                                 51.1
Hearing that mighty clamour, sounding smooth and deep, Ravana spoke to his ministers who were surrounding him.                                                                                                                                                    51.2
"A great uproar, resembling the  thunder   from clouds, has arisen from that army of rejoiced monkeys. Undoubtedly their joy is great, as their mighty roars are agitating the briny ocean itself.”         51.3-51.4
“The Brothers Rama and Lakshmana have been tied by   sharp arrows and this very great sound   creates  doubt in my mind.”                                                                                                                                              51.5
After the king of Rakshasas told these words to his  ministers , told the following to the Rakshasas who were   standing near him.                                                                                                                                 51.6
“Find out immediately the cause  of this great rejoicing by the monkeys , for at times of sorrow  no one celebrates.”                                                                                                                                                        51.7
Thus ordered by Ravana, they climbed up  the rampart very briskly and saw the army lead by the  great  Sugreeva and also the highly fortunate Rama and Lakshmana who were relieved of the terrific shackle of arrow a and  had risen up together. All the Rakshasas  felt dejected on seeing it.                      51.8-51.9
With trembling heart , pale face , all of those great Rakshasas  got down from rampart and approached Ravana.                                                                                                                                                            51.10
The Rakshasas of Ravana  with a downcast face   informed   him  of the unpalatable news faithfully.
“The two brothers Rama and Lakshmana  whom Indrajit tied by his arrows  and made them immobile , have got free from the ties of the arrow  and are seen like elephants  in the battle field , with valour equivalent to the king of elephants .”                                                                                             51.12-51.13
When the very strong king of Rakshasas heard this , he became sad and thoughtful  and his face  became  pale.                                                                                                                                                                 51.14
"If my enemies  who had  thus been tied  by Indrajit are freed, despite their injuries in battle by his formidable arrows which were infallible on account of  those rare boons  and which resembled  serpents and were  bright as the sun, I feel  that  my entire army  is in great danger."                      51.15-51.16
“Those arrows which had    the luster of serpent Vasuki   and which should have taken the life of my enemies   have been rendered as powerless .”                                                                                     51.17
After saying like this  , he became very angry and breathed like  a serpent and started speaking to a Rakshasa called Dhoomraksha   who was in the middle of Rakshasas.                                            51.18
“You who are  a Rakshasa  who has done great deeds along with a  big army , go and kill Rama, Lakshmana and other  monkeys.”                                                                                                           51.19
When the king of Rakshasas told like this to Dhoomraksha who had great  prowess ,  became happy  and saluted him and left the home of the king.                                                                                    51.20
As son as he reached the gate , he told the commander of the army, “Please speedily mobilize the army. What is the need for further delay .”                                                                                                      51.21
As soon as the commander of army heard these   words of Dhoomraksha , he immediately  and arranged for the army out of those who followed him as  per order of Ravana.                                              51.22
Those very strong horrible looking Rakshasas who had a bell tied to their neck , made happy noises and followed Dhoomraksha.                                                                                                                              51.23
Equipped with every type  of weapon and   brandishing spears, hammers, maces, harpoons, sticks, iron cudgels, bars, clubs, javelins, missiles, nooses and axes, those terrible Rakshasas  emerged from there with the noise of thunder.                                                                                                                51.24-51.25
Wearing armours , mounted on chariots  which were magnificently dressed with flags and decorated with bands of pure gold, and pulled  by  mules  and many heads of horses  of exceeding speed  or  by elephants in furious rut , those excellent Rakshasas went forth like veritable tigers.            51.26-51.27
Dhoomraksha climbed  and set out on a chariot drawn by mules  which had  lion or deer  like face and dressed in gold .                                                                                                                                            51..28
That very valorous Dhoomraksha  surrounded by a big army of Rakshasas  came out through the western gate where Hanuman  was stationed.                                                                                       51.29
Climbing on a chariot drawn by  mules and howling like mule when that horrifying Rakshasa    who had a huge form  was proceeding birds of ill omen on the sky prevented him .                                         51.30
A very huge vulture alighted on the top of his chariot  and that devour of corpses  clustered around his flag.                                                                                                                                                                 51.31
A very bleeding white headless  body  fell from the sky on earth  and inauspicious sounds were heard when Dhoomraksha was approaching  and  there was a rain of  blood from sky and earth trembled. 
The wind with noise similar  thunder blew adversely. Every direction   was  obscured by  great darkness, did not shine.                                                                                                                                                51.34
Seeing those happenings   all  the Rakshasas were scared and seeing those very bad omens, Dhoomraksha   became worried and all those Rakshasas who were marching ahead of him were  greatly scared.                                                                                                                                                           51.35
Then, Dhoomraksha, the highly terrible and strong demon, surrounded by very horrifying big Rakshasas , eager to enter into combat, set out and beheld that army of a multitude of monkeys, resembling a flood, protected by the arms of Rama.                                                                                                               51.36

Thus ends the fifty first chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

52.Hanuman kills Dhoomraksha
(A great war ensues between   monkeys and Rakshasas. Dhoomraksha starts killing several monkeys. Hanuman interferes and kills Dhoomraksha,)
Seeing  the  very valorous Rakshasa called Dhoomraksha    coming out , the monkeys who were longing for a war roared with joy .                                                                                                                               52.1
A very horrible battle ensued between the monkeys and Rakshasas  and they killed each other with horrifying trees and maces  and lances.                                                                                                        52.2
The terrible monkeys were killed by the Rakshasas from all sides and monkeys also turned the Rakshasas flat to the earth using their trees.                                                                                                                  52.3
The very angry Rakshasas  also  using very sharp  winged arrows which went like winged eagles  paralyzed  the monkeys .                                                                                                                                52.4
While being torn asunder by the Rakshasas with terrible maces, spears, hammers, frightful iron bars and variegated tridents and  the mighty monkeys fearlessly accomplished their tasks with an excitement born of anger.                                                                                                                                           52.5-52.6
With body pierced by arrows and  body split by spears , the monkey chiefs took trees and stones  for the sake of fighting.                                                                                                                                                      52.7
Those very swift monkeys  roaring aloud , harassed the huge Rakshasas  by calling out their names.  52.8
That horrifying  battle with all kinds of rocks and trees having  many branches between monkeys and Rakshasas  appeared wonderful.                                                                                                                         52.9
Rakshasas were crushed by those  fearless  monkeys  and those Rakshasas   who drank blood   vomited lot of blood.                                                                                                                                                           52.10
Some  Rakshasas were cut open  on all  their sides. Some were transformed into a heap by the trees. Some others were crushed by stones and yet others torn to pieces by the monkeys teeth.              52.11
With their flags crushed and broken, their swords snapped and their chariots overturned, some Rakshasa were  greatly  worried.                                                                                                                    52.12
Crushed  by the mountain like stones , the mountain like Rakshasas  and the beaten horses  along with their riders were lying on the earth.                                                                                                           52.13
The very  great valorous monkeys  jumped swiftly on the Rakshasas  and with sharp nails scratched the faces of the Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                 52.14
With very wan faces and with their hair torn out of their head , and maddened by the smell of blood , those Rakshasas fell on the ground .                                                                                                          52.15
Some other very angry and greatly valorous Rakshasas  ran towards the monkeys to  slap them with their diamond like hard palms ,                                                                                                                 52.16
The monkeys  with their fists,  feet , teeth and with trees crushed   those who were rushing towards  them with great speed.                                                                                                                              52.17
The bull among Rakshasas Dhoomraksha seeing that his army is being destroyed , started to create bloodshed among the  monkeys who wished to fight.                                                                       52.18
Some monkeys  hit by the spears gave rise to blood shed  and some of them hit by the axe fell on the earth.                                                                                                                                                           52.19
Some were crushed by  the iron bars, others torn by harpoons, some others pierced by javelins, and  all  of them got exhausted and lost their lives.                                                                                          52.20
Some of those monkeys lost all their blood and fell on the   ground  and some of them were driven out by that  angry Rakshasa.                                                                                                                           52.21
With pierced hearts some of them were lying towards one side and  in case of some of them who were pierced by arrows  and spears, the intestines came out.                                                                   52.22
That great  and terrible battle that took place between Rakshasas and monkeys made the earth crammed with  weapons , trees and stones .                                                                                      52.23
With the twang of the bow  providing music, the neighing of the horses the beats  with trumpeting elephants providing the vocal music , that battle was like a music opera.                                   52.24
Dhoomraksha holding a bow  with a laugh made the monkeys run helter-skelter   by the continuous hail  of arrows.                                                                                                                                                   52.25
Hanuman seeing that his army was greatly disturbed by Dhoomraksha , in great anger turned towards him with a very huge stone.                                                                                                                   52.26
Hanuman who was as valorous as his father , with eyes turned doubly red by anger , threw that huge stone towards the chariot  of Dhoomraksha.                                                                                    52.27
He seeing the stone coming towards the chariot ,  hurriedly took a mace  in his hand and jumped     from the chariot  and stood on earth.                                                                                                          52.28
Shattering his chariot with its wheels, its pole, its crest along with banner and bows, that rock rolled down to the ground.                                                                                                                             52.29
That Hanuman, the son of wind god after breaking the chariot , destroyed the Rakshasas with a huge tree  along with its branches.                                                                                                               52.30
With their heads crushed, the Rakshasas were drenched with blood. Some others were crushed by the trees and fell down to the earth.                                                                                                                  52.31
That Hanuman, the son of wind God after driving away the Rakshasas , took a mountain peak and started running towards Dhoomraksha.                                                                                                     52.32
That valorous Dhoomraksha  holding a mace   ran  with  a roaring sound towards   Hanuman who was  suddenly coming to attack him.                                                                                                                  52.33
Then that Dhoomraksha speedily with anger brought town the thorns studded mace  on the head  of Hanuman.                                                                                                                                                       52.34
That Hanuman, who was as strong as the wind god  , was in no way disturbed by that blow but struck Dhoomraksha on the middle of his skull with his rocky peak.                                                               52.35
Having been beaten by the mountain peak , with all his  limbs broken , Dhoomraksha fell on the ground , like a mountain.                                                                                                                                             52.36
Seeing that Dhoomraksha is  dead the  surviving Rakshasas  greatly frightened of being killed by the monkeys  entered back in to the town of Lanka.                                                                                   52.37
That famous  Hanuman the son of wind god   having destroyed his enemies and  causing rivers of blood to flow,  becoming tired   by  the slaughter of his  enemies, with delight, received the cordial  respects  by the monkeys.                                                                                                                                         52.38

Thus ends the fifty  second chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

53. Ravana sends Vajradamshtra

(A great heroic sorcerer Rakshasa called Vajradamshtra is sent by Ravana. In  spite of ill omens he comes out     through the southern gate . A great war takes place  between Rakshasas and monkeys.  Angadha interferes in the battle.)

After he saw that  Dhoomraksha   is dead, Ravana , the king of Rakshasa , was greatly enraged  and hissed like a serpent.  And polluted  by anger  , he talked to the  cruel and very strong Vajradamshtra .
“Oh warrior , go  ahead  along with the Rakshasas  and kill Rama , the son of Dasaratha as well as Sugreeva .”                                                                                                                                                    53.3
That leader of Rakshasas  who was a sorcerer answered “So be it”   and departed with many divisions of the army which  surrounded him. With the utmost attention, he assembled teams of elephants, horses mules camels and chariots adorning them with conspicuous flags and banners and he himself was well-prepared.                                                                                                                                               53.4-53.5
Wearing colourful bracelets   and head gear and covered with an armour , he started armed with a bow.
 That army general  went round the Shining  chariot  decorated by flags   and which had with ornaments of molten gold  and climbed the chariot.                                                                                                53.7
Infantry of every kind issued forth, holding  in their hands  weapons such as clubs, excellent javelins, smooth pestles, harpoons, bows, lances, spears, swords, discus, maces and sharp axes.       53.8-53.9
Greatly lustrous and well dressed Rakshasa  Chiefs , mounted on elephants with rut looked like moving mountains .                                                                                                                                                    53.10
There  were experts in war , holding  riding with  lances and goads   on  other very strong elephants and had good   qualities.                                                                                                                                    53.11
 That great army   which had great luster like clouds  with lightning and  thunder in the rainy season, paraded    and then they came out of the southern gate  where Angadha was the general.        53.12
When those Rakshasas were starting they noticed bad omens like meteors falling from a cloudless  yet burning sky , howling of fearless jackals howling   and belching out fire.                              53.13-53.14
Those horrible animals foretold  the destruction of the warriors  and the Rakshasas going out for war stumbled and fell down.                                                                                                                             53.15
The very strong  Vajradamshtra   with great luster ,   in spite of noticing this evil omens , assumed great courage  and came out with interest in the war.                                                                                   53.16
The Monkeys looking forward for a victory , after seeing them come out  gave rise to very huge sound  that filled all the ten directions.                                                                                                                  53.17
Then a tumultuous battle between the monkeys and Rakshasas     commenced , which was horrible , furious  and promoted desire to kill each other .                                                                                   53.18
Some people very energetic  and enthusiastic in war, their neck and bodies  being   cut fell on earth with the entire bodies coated    with blood.                                                                                                   53.19
Some others who were armed with a shield , fought with each other  and threw  various types of weapons at each other .                                                                                                                            53.20
A great sound was heard from the trees. Stones  and all the weapons used  and hearing that great noise   broke the hearts  of the people .                                                                                                            53.21
A terrific noise of the wheel-rims of chariots and the bow, along with the tumultuous sounds of conches, kettle-drums and tambours  also arose there.                                                                                     53.22
Some Rakshasas , left out  weapons and  performed the fight   only  with their arms. The Rakshasas were beaten and their bodies made greatly wounded by the monkeys  who were  fighting  with arrogance, with their palms, feet, fists, trees and knees. Some Rakshasas were crushed to powder with rocks.
Vajradamshtra frightened greatly those monkeys   by use of his arrows and appeared to them like God of death with his noose moving at  time of deluge .                                                                           53.25
Armed with  weapons and experts in war  having participated in several wars  those  very angry Rakshasas    started killing  the monkeys in battle .                                                                           53.26
The son of Vali seeing all those  Rakshasas fighting the war , due to anger became twice his size  and started killing  like  the fire killing everyone                                                                                            53.27
The valiant Angadha with his raging red eyes lifted a tree and killed all those  army  of Rakshasas , like a lion killing small animals. Angadha, with his prowess  was resembling that of Indra the Lord of celestials and  was a terrific destroyer of the enemies.                                                                              53.28-53.29
Those greatly valorous  Rakshasas  struck by Angadha  had  their heads shattered  and fell down like  chopped  trees.                                                                                                                                          53.30
The earth then appeared scary  as it was covered with chariots, conspicuous flags, horses, bodies of monkeys and demons  and with streams of blood flowing there.                                                   53.31
That battle-field, decorated with necklaces, bracelets worn on upper arm, garments and umbrellas  of  the killed   persons looked like  a night  in autumn.                                                                            53.32
Due to the great swiftness  of Angadha  that great army of Rakshasas trembled  like the cloud trembles due to fast wind.                                                                                                                                        53.33

Thus ends the fifty  third chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

54.Angadha kills Vajradamshtra

(Vajradamshtra inflicts heavy casualty among the monkeys.  They go and seek protection from Angadha. A great war  takes place between Angadha and Vajradamshtra.  At last Angadha kills Vajradamshtra   by a sword in the battle field.)

Seeing his own army being destroyed   by Angadha , the very strong Rakshasa Vajradamshtra  became  very much enraged.                                                                                                                                     54.1
Stretching his great bow  which shined like  the thunderbolt of Indra , he dispatched  several rain of arrows  on the monkey army.                                                                                                                   54.2
The chief among all Rakshasas  climbed in to the chariot  and fought   with many  type   of weapons .
Monkeys who were the  most valiant animals that jump  assembled , used stones   as their weapons   and fought  on all sides.                                                                                                                              54.4
In that war the Rakshasas hurled thousands of weapons  swiftly  and they fell  those monkey warriors and their chiefs.                                                                                                                                            54.5
Also the monkeys who had great power   , who resembled elephants in rut,  took , mountains , trees and stones  and rained them down on those Rakshasas                                                                              54.6
Between those great warriors consisting of Rakshasas and monkeys  , who both never  retreated in battle  , a great battle ensued.                                                                                                                    54.7
Some monkeys and Rakshasas , with their shattered heads, but without  arms and legs, lay on the earth bathed in blood with their bodies wounded by weapons,  became a prey   to herons vultures and crows or were  devoured by troops of jackals.                                                                                            54.8-54.9
Monkeys and Rakshasas fell  down on the battle-field and  headless trunks  with their limbs cut off in the war ,  jump  up  causing  great  fear   to all the fearful.                                                                         54.10
All the army of Rakshasas of Vajradamshtra  were killed in front of his eyes by the monkey army  and his army was thus broken up.                                                                                                                          54.11
Seeing the Rakshasa saw army was scared  and killed by the monkeys The famous Vajradamshtra with reddened eyes due to anger entered the monkey army holding a bow  and frightened them.54.12-54.13
The famous Vajradamshtra   who was greatly enraged  by sending sharp arrows decorated by eagle wings  and which flew straight    to the target , started  killing the monkeys  in fives, sevens and nines  together.                                                                                                                                                              54.14
The frightened monkeys with severed limbs  ran towards Angadha like the living beings run to Brahma , the lord of creation.                                                                                                                                           54.15
The son of Vali seeing the defeated  monkey warriors  , with great anger  exchanged hateful  glances with Vajradamshtra.                                                                                                                                         54.16
Then Vajradamshtra and Angadha fought   war with each other and strolled with great anger like the lion and the elephant in rut.                                                                                                                         54.17
Then Vajradamshtra hit the very strong son of Vali   on his vital parts of the body  with arrows resembling   hundred thousand flames of fare.                                                                                       54.18
The very strong son of Vali with blood drenching all his body  , threw a tree at Vajradamshtra of great prowess.                                                                                                                                                         54.19
That Rakshasa was not bothered seeing three falling on him  and with his arrows he cut it in to several pieces   and made them fall  on the ground.                                                                                          54.20
Seeing the great strength of Vajradamshtra, Angadha who was monkey similar to a tiger  took a huge rock  and threw it with loud noise against him.                                                                                    54.21
Seeing the great rock coming at him, Vajradamshtra  was not bothered  but jumped from his chariot and with a mace stood facing the rock in the battle-field.                                                                          54.22
The Rock thrown by Angadha  went straight in  to the battle field  and crushed the chariot , the horses and the chariot  driver.                                                                                                                             54.23
Then that monkey took a huge mountain which was decorated   with lot of trees and threw it    at Vajradamshtra ’s head                                                                                                                           54.24
Vomiting blood that Vajradamshtra fainted  , holding his mace with convulsions  and breathed heavily for a moment.                                                                                                                                         54.25
Regaining his consciousness and Waking up with great anger he hit the son of Vali on his chest with his mace .                                                                                                                                                      54.26
Then he threw away his mace and engaged in a boxing  encounter  and both of them hit each  other  by their fists.                                                                                                                                              54.27
Greatly exhausted by the blows, spitting blood, those valiant warriors were like the planets Mars and Mercury.                                                                                                                                              54.28
Then the very greatly lustrous  Angadha who was a  tiger like monkey  uprooted a very huge tree along with its leaves and flowers   and waited.                                                                                      54.29
The demon also  seized hold of a shield covered with the hide of a bull and also a great beautiful sword decorated richly with a multitude of golden bells.                                                                    54.30
Desiring for victory, the monkey and the Rakshasa , making roaring sounds, roamed about in different ways and dashed against each other.                                                                                           54.31
With their wounds shining red like the flowering Kimsuka  tree , exhausted by the battle both of them sank on the earth with their knees.                                                                                                  54.32
The elephant like monkey Angadha within a second rose up from the earth  like a serpent beaten by a stick.                                                                                                                                                       54.33
The mighty Angadha  hit at the giant head of Vajradamshtra with a well-sharpened and stainless sword.
Killed  by the sword, that  glorious head of Vajradamshtra, with his limbs drenched in blood and eyes rolled  and , fell into two pieces.                                                                                                      54.35
Noticing that the Vajradamshtra    was slain, the very scared trembling Rakshasas    ran towards   the city of Lanka  with dejected faces looking pitiable and with downcast heads.                   54.36-54.37
After killing that great Vajradamshtra  that son of Vali was honoured  him for his great courage in the middle of the monkey army  and looked like  Indra surrounded by the devas.                     54.38

Thus ends the fifty fourth chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

55.Ravana sends Akampana

(Akampana the great Rakshasa is sent by Ravana. In spite of ill omens he also proceeds to the battle field. In a great battle he kills large number of monkeys. Kumuda, Mainda and Nala start facing him in battle.)

When the king of Rakshasas Ravana heard about the death of  Vajradamshtra , he spoke these words to the general of his army who was standing  near with saluting hands.                                                     55.1
“Let the undefeatable  and greatly valorous  Rakshasa called Akampana  who is skilled in all weapons  go out as head of the army.”                                                                                                                                55.2
“He is one who punishes, protects  , leader and an expert in war  and he forever wishes my welfare and likes to fight in war.”                                                                                                                                        55.3
“Without any doubt he will win over Rama, Lakshmana and Sugreeva  and kill all those horrible monkeys .”                                                                                                                                                                          55.4
Immediately obeying the command of the very strong Ravana  and that one who  was greatly valorous  mobilized the army .                                                                                                                                         55.5
Those foremost of  the Rakshasa  with terrifying looks , armed  with every kind of weapon  were  fearful to look at and  rushed into the fray where their general had dispatched them.                                   55.6
He  who was similar to cloud and of the colour   of the cloud got in to a chariot  which was  and huge decorated with ornaments of molten gold  went surrounded by dreadful Rakshasas.                      55.7
In a great battle even devas where unable to defeat Akampana  and he was shining like Sun in splendour.                                                                                                                                                         55.8
When he was speedily going ahead wishing greatly for a battle , the horses drawing his chariot suddenly were deprived of their energy.                                                                                                                    55.9
The left eye of Akampana who was interested in war  twitched  and his face became pale  and his voice became shaking .                                                                                                                                          55.10
Though it was a good day  it was made bad by horrifying and speedy  winds  and birds and beasts   started shouting in a very cruel tone.                                                                                                     55.11
That Rakshasa who was having a shoulder like lion and agility of a tiger , without thinking about these omens  speeded towards   the battle field.                                                                                           55.12
When that Rakshasa was going accompanied by other Rakshasas , a great horrifying sound arose  even making the sea tremble.                                                                                                                           55.13
The monkeys who were ready for the battle with trees and stones were  scared by that great sound  caused by the coming Rakshasas.                                                                                                          55.14
A huge war broke out between the monkeys and Rakshasas  , who had determined to even give up their life for sake of Rama and Ravana.                                                                                                        55.15
All those strong ones were  very much like the mountains and the monkeys and Rakshasas were  desirous of killing each other.                                                                                                             55.16 
 The tremendous sound of those  warriors, yelling in their  anger  and strength, making savage cries, were distinctly heard on the battle-field.                                                                                        55.17
A very huge coppery blood coloured  thick dust  was raised by  the monkeys and Rakshasas  and covered all the ten directions.                                                                                                                         55.18
When that whitish dust that resembled a shaken white silk cloth  which rose covered each other , all the beings in the battle field were not able to recognize each other .                                            55.19
Neither  the flag ,  the banner and  the shield, nor horse, nor  weapon nor  chariot could be identified  in that pall of dust.                                                                                                                                 55.20
A great  confusing   clamour, of warriors, making challenges  crying  and rushing upon each other, was heard on the battle-field, yet in that confusion, no form was visible.                                    55.21
In that great confusion  in that battle monkeys killed monkeys themselves  and Rakshasas killed  Rakshasas themselves.                                                                                                                    55.22
Those monkeys and Rakshasas killing each other also their own people  led to the rain of blood which dampened the earth  and anointing the bodies with mud.                                                      55.23 
Due  to the  stream  of  blood being sprinkled , the dust settled down and  the earth could be seen covered  with corpses and bodies.                                                                                               55.24
The Rakshasas  and the monkeys vigorously  and swiftly struck each other with blows from trees, spears, maces, javelins, stones, bars and picks.                                                                                       55.25
With the huge shape like the mountains and with their hand strong as   iron , those monkeys killed the Rakshasas in battle.                                                                                                                        55.26
The Rakshasas also got very angry  and with darts and javelins  in their hands  stuck the monkeys with these   cruel weapons .                                                                                                                 55.27
Akampana who became very angry cheered the Rakshasas  using his great strength   as well as valour.
However the monkeys leapt  upon them and snatched their weapons through their strength and crushed those demons with blows from large trees and stones.                                         55.29  
Meanwhile the valorous monkeys Kumuda,  Nala and Mainda  became very angry  and displayed unsurpassed   speed.                                                                                                                   55.30   
 Those exceedingly valorous  chiefs of monkeys, just like a play , in the battle-front, with mighty blows of trees, created a great carnage among the Rakshasas. All of them repeatedly crushed the Rakshasas with every kind of weapon.                                                                                                      55.31-55.32

Thus ends the fifty  fifth chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

56. Hanuman kills Akampana
(Seeing that Hanuman is killing lot of monkeys and they are  not able to face him, Hanuman starts opposing Akampana. A great war ensues between them and Hanuman kills  Akampana. All people honour him.)
Seeing the extremely  good work done by the great monkeys in the battle-field Akampana got in to fierce anger  and intensified the war.                                                                                                                56.1
Seized by very great anger after seeing the good work done by enemies , Akampana took  hold of his great bow  and told his charioteer.                                                                                                                   56.2
“You quickly drive the chariot to that place for  innumerable Rakshasas    are being killed  in that place.”
“There the very strong monkeys who have a huge body  and they are beating   with trees and stones , my chiefs.”                                                                                                                                                         56.4
“I want to kill all of them who  are praising themselves in the battle  as I am seeing that they are harassing   the army of Rakshasas. “                                                                                                           56.5
Then he  who is a great  hero of those who  fight in chariots  ,  he being  in a chariot  drawn by very fast horses , from a distance troubled the monkeys by his arrows.”                                                             56.6
The monkeys were no longer able to maintain their formation, much less fight in the battle and all of them were crushed under the arrows  of Akampana and took to their heels.                                        56.7
Seeing those attacked by Akampana are    getting in to the control of death , the mighty Hanuman went to help his clan.                                                                                                                                                  56.8
All the valiant and best  monkey chiefs seeing the great monkey with them grouped  themselves under him.                                                                                                                                                                     56.9
All the monkey chiefs seeing Hanuman standing courageously  assumed more courage    and stood with the courageous one.                                                                                                                                      56.10
Akampana like Lord Indra rained   many arrows  on Hanuman    who was standing as firm as    a rock.
Not minding  the flood of arrows that kept on falling him,  that Hanuman resolved   in his mind to kill Akampana.                                                                                                                                                      56.12
Laughing loudly  that greatly lustrous Hanuman    who was the son of wind God leapt on the Rakshasa Akampana leading to the shaking of earth.                                                                                              56.13
He was burning with great energy  and shouting loudly and assumed a form  which cannot be defeated .
Hanuman  the monkey chief who was angry , having realized that he was unarmed speedily uprooted a mountain and held it .                                                                                                                                 56.15
That Hanuman holding that mountain in his hand , letting up a great roar  began to spin it rapidly.56.16
Just Like Indra rushed with his Vajrayudha against his enemy Namuchi, Hanuman rushed   towards Akampana.                                                                                                                                                56.17
Akampana seeing him approaching him  carrying with  him a chain of mountains ,  using an arrow  with crescent end powdered it from distance itself.                                                                                56.18
Seeing that the mountain he carried was powdered by the arrows of the Rakshasa  and falling to the ground , Hanuman became greatly angry.                                                                                       56.19
That monkey in a great anger uprooted a  Aswakarna tree  which was as large    as the mountain .
That greatly lustrous one holding  that Aswakarna  with great number of branches , tightly  holding it spun it  while standing on the ground.                                                                                             56.21
Then, the highly  angry Hanuman began to run with great strides, breaking down the trees  around him  by his strength and tearing up the earth with his feet.                                                                 56.22
He knocked down elephants, people riding  on elephants , chariots , charioteers  and the terrific infantry of the Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                 56.23
Seeing  Hanuman as angry as God of Death  and  was taking away lives in the battle, the Rakshasas   started running away.                                                                                                                          56.24
That  valiant Akampana seeing  that Hanuman was  dangerous and greatly angry and was creating great scare among the Rakshasas became worried and let out a huge shout.                                  56.25
With fourteen sharp arrows Akampana wounded pierced and wounded  the  body of Hanuman  who was greatly valorous.                                                                                                                         56.26
That great  warrior Hanuman , riddled by the rain of those iron shafts  , looked like a mountain on which plants had grown up.                                                                                                                        56.27
That mighty Hanuman of great strength with a large body  which shined like a fire without smoke and resembled a blooming Asoka tree.                                                                                                  56.28
Then Hanuman with great speed uprooted another big tree  and stuck the head of Akampana , the Rakshasa general with it .                                                                                                                 56.29
When the great one Hanuman who was very angry hit him with a big tree , the Rakshasa   fell dead .
Seeing the leader of Rakshasas Akampana lying dead on the earth , the Rakshasas were perturbed and shook like the trees at the time of earth quake.                                                                                        56.31
All those beaten Rakshasas who were  defeated , ran towards the city of Lanka   and monkeys  followed them.                                                                                                                                                                   56.32
Their hair loosened, bewildered, their pride broken by defeat, their limbs dripping with sweat, those Rakshasas  fled, blowing out their breaths.                                                                                              56.33
Mad with fear , looking back again and again , crowding and crushing each other   all of them entered the city .                                                                                                                                                         56.34
After the very strong Rakshasas   entered  the city of Lanka , all the monkeys together  appreciated and honoured Hanuman.                                                                                                                                    56.35
Hanuman who was  of noble nature   and happy   , respected back all of them according  to their rank  in a way suitable to the occasion.                                                                                                                 56.36
Those  strong monkeys who have won shouted according to their ranks  and they once again dragged  and brought  all those  Rakshasas left over  in the battle field.                                                         56.37
That great monkey who was born to wind god , having met and killed some Rakshasas  enjoyed the luster of heroism just like Lord Vishnu felt happy after  killing mighty Rakshasas of immense power in the battle field.                                                                                                                                                  56.38
Then, the groups of devas , along with Rama himself, the exceedingly strong Lakshmana, Sugreeva and other monkeys and the mighty Vibheeshana paid homage to Hanuman.                                      56.39

Thus ends the fifty  sixth chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

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