Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Yudha Kandam 68-76

Yudha Kandam (contd)

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68.Ravana wails  for the death of Kumbhakarna

(Ravana is greatly sorrowing     and greatly disturbed. He does not want to live without Khumbakarna.   He feels , he should first take revenge on Rama  and then die.)

Seeing that Kumbhakarna    was killed by the great soul Raghava , the Rakshasas  went and reported  to Ravana the king of Rakshasas.                                                                                                                          68.1
“Oh king When Kumbhakarna looking like  a god of death   was driving away the army of monkeys  and eating some monkeys  , he met with his death.”                                                                                            68.2
"Showing his prowess for a moment, Kumbhakarna your brother, was extinguished by the burning  energy of Rama.  Injured by Rama's arrows, Kumbhakarna who was looking like a mountain became an ugly mass, with his body discharging blood, as his nose and ears were cut off and  resembled  a tree scorched by a forest-fire, with his trunk half-submerged in a terribly looking sea and obstructing the main gate of Lanka."                                                                                                                                  68.3-68.5
Hearing  that the very strong  one was slain in the battle , Ravana   became extremely sad   , fainted and fell down.                                                                                                                                                           68.6
Hearing that their paternal uncle  was killed  Devantaka  , Naranthaka , Trishira  and Athikaya  started  sorrowing and wept.                                                                                                                                          68.7
Hearing that their step  brother   Kumbhakarna was killed  by Rama  who was stable in his actions , Mahodhara  and Mahaparswa were overcome with great grief.                                                             68.8
Then after regaining his consciousness with great suffering , that Rakshasa chief Ravana became in a pitiable condition due to the death of Kumbhakarna  and wailed.                                                         68.9
“Oh valorous one who used to destroy the pride of enemies , Oh very strong Kumbhakarna , going alone in to the enemy army,  how have you left me and gone away forever?”                                            68.10
“Oh very strong one,  after having tormented the enemies , how did you go away  from me , without taking  away the thorn of sorrow from me and our relatives?”                                                            68.11
“Now , I shall no more live , because my right hand  on which I used to take refuge  and never was afraid  of devas and  Asuras , has fallen down.”                                                                                                    68.12
“How is it that such a valorous one who used to destroy the pride of Devas and Dhanavas , who was like the fire  at the time of deluge  was killed by Rama   today?”                                                                  68.13
“How is it that you , to whom sorrow was never caused by the falling of even Vajrayudha on you , could fall down insensibly  on surface of earth  by  Rama’s arrows?”                                                                68.14
“Seeing you fall in the battle , all those devas and sages who are standing on the sky  are shouting   with very great joy.”                                                                                                                                                   68.15
“It is certain that with great joy after having achieved their aim , all those monkeys  would climb  on the inaccessible  door ways of Lanka from all sides.”                                                                                        68.16
“Now I am not bothered about this kingdom  and I do not know what to do with Sita as I am not interested to continue to live without Kumbhakarna.”                                                                              68.17
“If I am not able to kill in battle the Raghava who is the killer of my  brother , death would be preferred by me as  living would be   a great waste.”                                                                                                   68.18
“I would now itself go to the place where my younger brother has  gone  as I am not interested in living even for a moment  without  my brother.”                                                                                                  68.19
“Seeing me who had troubled them earlier, those devas would laugh at me  and oh Kumbhakarna , how can I win over Indra   without you?”                                                                                                             68.20
“Due to ignorance I did not accept the auspicious advice of   the great soul Vibheeshana , which have now come true.”                                                                                                                                             68.21
“When as per the words of Vibheeshana, Kumbhakarna and Prahastha have died ,these happenings are creating shame in me.”                                                                                                                                  68.22 
“After  my brother Vibheeshana who was a follower of Dharma was banished  by me , these sorrowful happening which are bitter has   come   to me.”                                                                                       68.23
Like this  after  wailing  piteously in various ways , after   he came to know  the enemy of Indra, the great Kumbhakarna  has been killed , the ten headed Ravana , whose inner soul was agitated  sank down extremely disturbed.                                                                                                                                         68.24

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

69.Angadha   kills Narantaka

(The sons and half brothers of Ravana assure   him that they would    be able to kill Ravana. A great fight ensued between Rakshasas and monkeys.  Seeing the Rakshasas suffering ,  Naranthaka   one of the sons of Ravana attacks the monkey army and kills   them, As ordered by Sugreeva, Angadha   kills Naranthka  in a matchless  battle.)

Seeing  the evil soul Ravana  lamenting  due to great  sorrow Trisira( one of his sons)   told as follows,
“That greatly valorous one   who is in the middle  in the order of our fathers   has been killed but oh king good persons like you   should not wail like this.”                                                                                            69.2
“Oh lord , you yourself   fighting alone can conquer the three   worlds   and why are   you wailing like a very common person. “                                                                                                                                          69.3
“You posses  the Javelin  , armour  , arrows and  bow given by Brahma  and a chariot drawn by thousand donkeys emitting the sound  resembling thunder.”                                                                                        69.4
“Several times you who  are endowed with various weapons  have destroyed the devas and Dhanavas  and so you can easily punish Rama with these weapons.”                                                                         69.5
“Oh great king, wait for some time for I shall set out  and destroy your enemies , just like  the Garuda destroys    all serpents.”                                                                                                                                        69.6
“Just like Indra killed Sambara and Lord Vishnu killed Naraka , today Rama would be laid down after he is killed by me.”                                                                                                                                                           69.7
When the king of Rakshasas heard the words spoken by Trisiras, he felt as if he was born again     after    death.                                                                                                                                                                     69.8
When Naranthaka , Devanthaka   and the energetic  Athikaya heard    the words of  Trisiras  they became happy with the impending war.                                                                                                                         69,9
Then those  bull among Rakshasas  who were the sons of Ravana   who were equal in valour to Indra roared   , “I will  go”, “I will go”.                                                                                                                     69.10
They all could travel through the sky and were   experts  in creating illusion   and all of them had destroyed the pride of devas  and were   greatly fierce in battle.                                                            69.11
They were all experts in use of all weapons  and were  famous all over. It was never heard at any time that they were conquered any time by either devas or  Gandharwas  or KInnaras or serpents.        69.12
All those Rakshasas  were experts and very , very valorous  and were greatly skilled in war . They were all very knowledgeable  and had obtained several boons.                                                                                69.13
Ravana surrounded by his sons  who all shined like Sun God  and who were destroyer of enemies looked like Indra  surrounded by devas  who have killed gigantic Rakshasas,                                                        69.14
After hugging all his sons and presenting to them various ornaments  and blessing  them profusely , Ravana send   them to the battle  .                                                                                                                   69.15
For protections of his sons in the battle Ravana sent along with them , his brothers Yudhonmatha and Matha  to the battle.                                                                                                                                           69.16
Those great bodied ones,  saluted Ravana , who made his enemies cry and   also went round him and then departed.                                                                                                                                                    69.17
Those strong Rakshasas   anointed   their body   with all types of  medicinal herbs  and perfumes  and went away eager to fight  .                                                                                                                              69.18
Trishira, Atikaya, Devantaka, Narantaka, Mahodhara and Mahaparshva, under  the orders of  God of death set out for the battle.                                                                                                                           69.19
Mahodhara    rode on an elephant   called Sudarasana   which was blue like a dark cloud and which was born in the clan of Iravatha.                                                                                                                          69.20
Equipped with all sort of weapons     as also decorated  by quivers  and riding on an elephant  , Mahodhara   shined like the   Sun on the peak of Ashtachala mountains .                                            69.21
Trishira , the son of Ravana   climbed  in to a great chariot   drawn by the best of the horses  along with all kinds of weapons  .                                                                                                                                      69.22
Trishira    shined   armed   with a bow on the chariot  like a cloud with glittering meteors  and illuminated like a rainbow.                                                                                                                                                    69.23
That Trishira with three crowns   on an exquisite chariot  stood like Himalaya mountain   with its three golden hills.                                                                                                                                                          69.24
Athikaya   the lustrous Rakshasa   who  was the son of the king of Rakshasas , who was  the best among those who shoot the bow climbed on the best of chariots  .                                                                       69.25
That chariot had the best of wheel axils  and was well yoked ,  had a very good  carriage bottom  and a good wooden pole   and filled    with quivers and bows  and shining missiles  , swords and maces . 69.26
He was shining in a peculiar golden crown and with his other ornaments caused a shine like Meru.69.27
That son of that king   surrounded by great Rakshasas in that chariot shined like   Indra surrounded by devas.                                                                                                                                                                   69.28
Narantaka mounted a white gigantic horse, similar to Uchchaishrava (the mount of Indra),  decorated  with gold ornaments and  which was as swift as thought.                                                                        69.29
Narantaka holding a javelin   which was shining like a meteor   looked like Lord Subramanya   holding a spear and riding on a peacock .                                                                                                                     69.30
Devantaka who was armed with an iron bar  marched and looked like   Lord Vishnu holding a Mandhara  mountain in his hands .                                                                                                                                   69.31
The greatly valorous and shining Mahaparswa  held a  mace  in the battle and looked like Kubhera , the god of wealth.                                                                                                                                                   69.32
Those great ones set out from city of Lanka surrounded by  a matchless army  , elephants   , horses chariots   making    sound like the rumbling clouds along   with great Rakshasas  and it appeared like devas leaving the city of Amaravathi.                                                                                                            69.33
Those great princes   shined with the brilliance of Sun  , wearing crowns   and possessing prosperity  and  shined like glowing planets in the sky.                                                                                                            69.34
The row of auspicious attire worn by them shined   like a cloud in autumn    or the flock of cranes in the sky.                                                                                                                                                                      69.35
Determined to die  or destroy the enemies, those valiant Rakshasas went making this courageous  resolution.                                                                                                                                                         69.36
Those mighty  Rakshasas  set out   with a mad resolution of war  , roared with reverberating sound   and took up many arrows and sent them.                                                                                                          69.37
By their battle cries and clapping of arms   , the earth trembled  and the sky appeared torn  by  the lion like roars of those Rakshasas.                                                                                                                      69.38
The great army of the king of Rakshasas who happily   set out of the city  saw   the monkeys   waiting with  uplifted stones and trees.                                                                                                                  69.39
The mighty monkeys too saw that army of Rakshasas, which appeared like a black cloud but blazing like fire and sun on all sides, abounding with elephants, horses and chariots, and making   sound   with hundreds of small bells and wielding well-raised great weapons  .                                            69.40-69.41
The monkeys felt that their aim was fulfilled   when they saw that army coming out  and lifting great  mountains  they roared again and again  not able to tolerate  the Rakshasas who were standing opposite to them.                                                                                                                                               69.42-69.43
Hearing the   very loud noise made by the leaders of the monkey army , the army of Rakshasas , who were greatly stronger   , not tolerating the joy of their enemies  made more terrible noise.         69.44
Entering in to the mighty Rakshasa   army  , the leaders of monkeys carrying  mountains   appeared like mountains with peaks.                                                                                                                                  69.45
Some monkeys went up the sky   and some other monkeys stayed on the earth  and holding   trees and rocks as weapons  roamed   within the army of Rakshasas.                                                                    69.46
The monkey chiefs   holding trees with extensive branches   roamed in the battle field  which  was filled with Rakshasas and monkeys  looked horrifying.                                                                              69.47
The very valorous monkeys , though stopped   by the rain of arrows   initiated a war with a matchless    rain of trees and mountains.                                                                                                                       69.48
In that battle the monkeys   and Rakshasas  roared like lions   and the monkeys   powdered the Rakshasas    with their rocks.                                                                                                                       69.49
The enraged monkeys killed Rakshasas wearing armour and ornaments. Some killed valorous  Rakshasas, sitting or standing in chariots and also those Rakshasas  mounted on elephants and horses.
The valiant monkeys beat the Rakshasas  with great force   and the Rakshasa chiefs   trembled  as they were hit by mountain peaks   and by fists   and their eyes   came out and they roared in pain.     69.51
The elephant like monkeys were wounded     by the Rakshasas  with sharp arrows   and they  struck  them  with spears , mallets  , swords  , javelins and lances .                                                                  69.52
The monkeys and Rakshasas   with their limbs   coated   with  blood of their enemies , made each other fall   with a desire to conquer each other.                                                                                                  69.53
After that  , within a very short time  , the battle field became drenched with blood   due the raining of blows using mountains and swords by  the monkeys and Rakshasas.                                                    69.54
Due to the beating by   the monkeys , those Rakshasas who were like mountains and who had great passion for war    were scattered   all over the earth.                                                                               69.55
The Rakshasas who were already been thrown down   and who were being thrown down , having broken their spears  carried out    a wonderful fight  with arms  , limbs and legs.                                 69.56
Those great Rakshasas  struck the monkeys   with the corpse of other Rakshasas  and those monkeys   struck   the Rakshasas with  dead bodies of other monkeys.                                                                      69.57
Then  those Rakshasas  taking away the mountains and trees from the monkeys struck them  and the monkeys snatched the weapons of Rakshasas and struck them with it  .                                                 69.58
The monkeys  and Rakshasas   broke the  bones of each other   by using the hills and  made sound  like the roar   of a lion.                                                                                                                                             69.59
After their armour was broken the Rakshasas  who were struck by the  monkeys   bled  at that spot   , like trees oozing out  sap.                                                                                                                                69.60
Some monkeys destroyed chariot using a chariot,  elephant by another   elephant  , and horses by other horses .                                                                                                                                                                  69.61
The Rakshasas broke  the trees and rocks    of the monkey chiefs  with  their sharp arrows  with crescent shape head   and spear like heads .                                                                                                                 69.62
That   earth   became very difficult to cross  as it was filled with  those mountains  , broken trees  and bodies of monkeys and Rakshasas killed in battle .                                                                                     69.63
Reaching the place of the battle , all the monkeys abandoned their fear  and  became filled with pride  by  their fighting prowess  and with various   types of weapons  continued the battle with the Rakshasas.  
Seeing the monkeys   rejoicing    in the tumultuous battle   and seeing the Rakshasas falling down , the great sages and devas    made shouts of triumph.                                                                                     69.65
Riding on a horse which had the  speed of the wind  and   holding a barbed   javelin  , Naranthaka  entered   the terrific   army of monkeys   , just as a fish enters the ocean.                                          69.66
That greatly valorous   and strong  Naranthaka ,  all alone with an instant   killed seven hundred   monkeys with   his shining javelin  and killed that army of   great monkeys.                                       69.67
The Vidhyadharas and the great sages   saw  the very strong Naranthaka  seated on the back of a horse  wandering amidst the monkey army.                                                                                                          69.68
The path by which he travelled   was  filled with blood and flesh   along  the dead fallen monkeys  almost as huge as hills.                                                                                                                                                  69.69
Wherever the chiefs of monkeys wanted   to exhibit their valour  , mostly Naranthaka   reached there   and  cut them.                                                                                                                                                    69.70
He burnt the army of monkeys like fire burns a forest   and even before the monkeys thought of lifting trees and mountains , they were struck by his javelin and they fell down like mountains broken   by lightning .                                                                                                                                                             69.71
The very strong Naranthaka , who was destroyer of men  roamed round in all directions   in the  battle field  holding his shining javelin   and roamed round the battle field , like the wind  in the rainy season. 
 The valiant monkeys were neither     able to stand or talk  , nor in any manner move   struck by the javelin with splendor   of the  sun and fell down on earth.                                                                        69.74
He who fought alone looked like many   and struck   the army of monkeys   and having struck by the javelin   which had the splendor of the sun   ,  the monkeys fell down on earth.                                  69.75
Those monkeys   who were  unable to withstand  , the javelin which  fell on them  like   the throwing of  Vajrayudha  , shouted with great  noise.                                                                                                       69.76
The forms of the   valorous monkeys who fell   looked like the falling of mountains   with their peaks shattered by Vajrayudha.                                                                                                                                 69.77
Those great ones who had earlier   been knocked down by Kumbhakarna   became disturbed   and approached  Sugreeva.                                                                                                                                     69.78
Thus requested Sugreeva    saw that monkey army   was running  here and there     afraid  of Naranthaka.                                                                                                                                                         69.79
Naranthaka appeared   in front of Sugreeva riding on a horse  , holding a javelin in his  hand , when he was seeing the  monkeys who were running away .                                                                                    69. 80
 After   seeing him   that greatly shining Sugreeva   who was the king of Rakshasas, told  the valorous lad  Angadha   who was equal in valour to Indra.                                                                                                  69.81
“Go  quickly   and kill quickly  that valorous Rakshasa mounted on a horse   who is consuming   the army of monkeys.”                                                                                                                                                         69.82
Hearing  those words of his lord (king)  , the valorous Angadha   jumped and came away from his army  , just like a sun coming out of a cloud.                                                                                                               69.83
Angadha the excellent monkey  who  resembled   a rocky mass, wearing bracelets on his upper arms, looked brilliant like a mountain with its metallic streaks.                                                                           69.84
Without any weapons  except his nails and teeth ,  Angadha who had  great luster approached Narantaka and spoke the following.                                                                                                               69.85
“Please stop. What are you doing with these ordinary monkeys ? Throw your javelin  which can touch like Vajrayudha at  my chest.”                                                                                                                          69.86
Hearing the words of Angadha, Narantaka  became greatly angry  and that angry  Narantaka, tightly biting his lip with his teeth, hissing like a serpent, approaching Angadha and firmly holding that highly radiant javelin,  quickly released it towards Angadha. That javelin broke against Angadha 's chest, that was as hard as a diamond and fell to the earth.                                                                             69.87-69.88
Seeing his javelin braking in to pieces , which had  similar  power like  the snakes  which were being cut off by Garuda , Angadha  the son of Vali   stretched out his palm  and struck on the head of the horse.
The head of the mountain like horse of Naranthka broke  by the  blow of Angadha ‘s palm , its eyes and pupils came out  and it fell down on earth.                                                                                               69.90
Naranthka became greatly angry  seeing his horse dead and falling down  and with his very powerful fist , he struck on the head of the son of Vali.                                                                                                 69.91
By that blow Angadha ‘s head was shattered and blood started  oozing out of his   head  and he fainted with  burning sensation on the head and when he regained consciousness , he was   greatly surprised.
Then that  great soul Angadha, who was like a peak of mountain ,  with the speed of Vajrayudha   clenched his fist  and force equal to that of God of death  hit at the     chest of Naranthka .          69.93
When that fist  hit him , Narantaka’s chest sank deeply  and with blood coated limbs , he fell down like a mountain hit by Vajrayudha.                                                                                                                        69.94
When the very strong Naranthka  was killed by Angadha in the battle , the great devas  in the sky as well as monkeys in the battle field  roared the approval of victory.                                                              69.95
When Angadha  showed his heroism and did a job which was difficult to do , Rama rejoiced greatly  and then Angadha   who was also surprised again started    the battle with great enthusiasm.            69.96

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

70.Monkey leaders kill Sons and brother of Ravana.

(A great  and even battle took place .Hanuman   first killed Devanthaka ., Nila killed Mahodhara , Hanuman killed Trishira   and  Rishabha killed  Mahhaparswa)

When Devantaka ,  Trisira and Mahodhara   the son of sage Pulasthya  saw the death of Naranthka  , they all wept .                                                                                                                                                     70.1
Riding on a cloud like  elephant king , Mahodara  attacked    the son of Vali  who was greatly valorous.
The strong Devanthaka   sorrowing due to his brother’s death   took a huge iron rod and ran towards Angadha.                                                                                                                                                           70.3 
Then the very valorous Trishira   riding on a chariot which was shining like a sun  drawn by excellent horses went towards  Angadha.                                                                                                                     70.4
Seeing him  being attacked by three Rakshasa kings who  had destroyed the pride  of the devas , Angadha   lifted  a huge tree with lot of branches.                                                                                     70.5 
With great speed Angadha   hurled that tree with large branches   on Devanthaka similar   to Indra throwing the shining Vajrayudha.                                                                                                                70.6     
Using arrows which looked like poisonous snakes  Trishira   chopped off the tree  and seeing it chopped off    jumped up.                                                                                                                                             70.7     
And that elephant like monkey   rained  on him trees and rocks , which were also chopped off by harp arrows by  the enraged Trishira.                                                                                                                  70.8
Trishira the killer of devas  with a  tip of the mace  broke those trees  and then with arrows he attacked  Angadha.                                                                                                                                                             70.9 
Then  the very angry Mahodhara   speedily approaching the  son of Vali , riding on an elephant struck  on him with javelins which looked like Vajrayudha.                                                                                    70.10 
Carrying a huge iron rod Devanthaka approached   Angadha  and struck him , with a club and  went away to some distance.                                                                                                                                              70.11
Though he was attacked by three powerful Rakshasa chiefs  Angadha the lustrous son of Vali  did not get nervous.                                                                                                                                                               70.12
That  monkey who cannot be defeated easily  who was by nature speedy, with great speed with his palm  struck the elephant  of Devanthaka.                                                                                                 70.13
Just by the hit of Angadha  the eye of that king of elephants came out  and it fell down and it  died.
The  very strong son of Vali  pulled out the tusk of the great elephant  ran quickly near   the Devanthaka and struck him with it                                                                                                                                    70.15
The lustrous Devanthaka  rocked here and there  like a tree tossed up by a great friend and vomited large quantity of blood of the colour of lacquer.                                                                                    70.16
With difficulty  that strong Devanthaka  recovered himself  and struck Angadha heavily  , holding firmly that iron rod.                                                                                                                                                    70.17
Hit by that iron rod  the son of the king of monkeys  fell on his knees   but jumped up and stood. 70.18
When Angadha the son of Vali  jumped and stood up , Trishira with   three  straight going  arrows which were like poison  and hit him on his forehead.                                                                                          70.19
Noting that Angadha was surrounded by  three Rakshasa chiefs , Hanuman  and Nila  went there   speedily.                                                                                                                                                             70.20
Then Nila   hurled a peak of a mountain on Trishira  and that intelligent son of Ravana   broke it with sharp arrows.                                                                                                                                                   70.21
Hit by those very many arrows  that mountain peak broke in to many pieces  and the split up rocks   fell down emitting sparks of fire.                                                                                                                         70.22
Seeing Hanuman rushing    with   joy  to the battle field, the strong Devanthaka ran towards him with an iron rod.                                                                                                                                                              70.23
Seeing him rushing towards him   that Hanuman who was an elephant like  monkey  jumped up  and hit  Devanthaka with his fist which was like a thunderbolt.                                                                            70.24
When the strong son of wind god  struck him on his head, that   great monkey  made the Rakshasas    shake with that sound.                                                                                                                                    70.25
That Devanthaka, the son of Ravana, with his head crushed and broken by the blow of the fist, with his teeth and eyes coming out and with his tongue hanging down, swiftly fell down dead on the earth.
Seeing the dead   great hero of Rakshasas  who was very strong  and an enemy of devas , that Trishira got very angry  and rained  lot of  sharp pointed arrows on Nila ‘s chest.                                          70.27
At that time  the very angry Mahodhara   mounting on an elephant resembling a mountain , similar to the Sun God   climbing on Mandhara  mountain  made a rain of arrows fall on Nila  like  a rumbling cloud  with a  circle of lightning showers rain on the mountain.                                                            70.28-70.29
Then due to the large number of arrows showered on him, the body of Nila  split in various places  and also made  his loosened limbs paralyzed.                                                                                                 70.30
When Nila regained his consciousness , he uprooted   a mountain with lot of trees growing on it  , jumping at great speed  struck the head of Mahodhara .                                                                      70.31
Shattered by the fall of the great mountain   and crushed by the very large elephant Mahodhara lost his life  and fell down on earth like a mountain struck by Vajrayudha.                                                    70.32
Seeing  his father’s brother dying , Trishiras  got very angry  and hit Hanuman   with many sharp arrows.
That  son of wind God became enraged at that  and threw a top of the mountain on him but Trishiras broke it in to several pieces using  his  sharp  arrows.                                                                         70.34   
Seeing the top of the mountain going waste Hanuman    rained  large number of trees of Trishiras in that battle field.                                                                                                                                                    70.35
The valorous Trishiras  using very sharp arrows cut   all those trees which were coming against him and   roared.                                                                                                                                                          70.36
Then the angry Hanuman  bouncing up   tore in to pieces   the horse of Trishira , similar to a lion tearing an elephant .                                                                                                                                               70.37
Then Trishiras took hold of a javelin   and similar to God of death   getting hold of the all destroying time  hurled it on Hanuman.                                                                                                                             70.38
Moving with speed and catching hold of that Javelin which was coming towards him like a shining meteor   that great monkey   broke it even before it descended and roared.                                        70.39
Seeing that Javelin of great form   being broken up by Hanuman   the monkey soldiers were greatly delighted   and roared aloud  like the rumbling clouds.                                                                            70.40
Then Trishira , the great Rakshasa  took up a sword  dug the breast of  the chief of monkeys Hanuman  with it.                                                                                                                                                                 70.41
Hurt by the thrust of that sword , the valorous Hanuman , who was the son of wind God  struck on the breast of Trishira  by his palm.                                                                                                                     70.42
Hit by the palm   that greatly lustrous Trishira   fell down unconscious  on earth  with all weapons slipping from his hand.                                                                                                                                  70.43
That monkey  took   the sword that fell from his hand   and roared loudly frightening   all the Rakshasas who were there.                                                                                                                                            70.44
Greatly hurt   and unable to bear  the roar   the Rakshasa jumped up and hit Hanuman on his chest with his fist.                                                                                                                                                            70.45
That great monkey got very angry by that hit by the fist  and because of that   caught hold of that great Rakshasa  by his  crowned heads.                                                                                                           70.46
That angry Hanuman , the son of wind God  using that sharp sword  chopped off   the three heads of Trishira  along with crowns and ear studs , like Indra chopped off the head   of Viswaroopa  , the son of Twashta.                                                                                                                                                       70.47
Those mountain like  heads of the enemy of Indra   having long  sense organs  and having eyes emitting fire  fell on the earth like  planets and stars  fall from the path of the sun.                                      70.48
When that Trishira, the enemy of devas , having valour  equal to that of Indra was killed, the monkeys made a loud noise. The earth trembled. Then, the Rakshasas ran away everywhere. Seeing Trishira, Mahodara and the invincible Devantaka killed, Matta(Mahaparswa)   was enraged with indignation.       
Then, Matta  held  a large mace, which was resplendent, completely made of iron, was tied  round with golden wires, filled with a froth of flesh and blood, satiated with the blood enemies, the upper most part of which was blazing with splendour, decked with red coloured garlands and which frightened the elephants supporting the  different directions   like Airavata, Mahapadma and Sarvabhauma.   
Taking up the mace  , that very angry  and very strong Maha Parswa, went quickly   towards the  monkeys like   a burning fire at the time of deluge.                                                                                  70.54                                   
Then a   monkey called  Rishabha   jumped up and stood   in  front of  the strong Mahaparswa  who was the brother of  Ravana.                                                                                                                                    70.55
Seeing Rishabha , a mountain like monkey standing before him , Mahaparswa  struck him with a mace which was equal to Vajrayudha  on his chest .                                                                                             70.56
When that bull like  monkey  Rishabha was hit on his chest  by that mace  , his breast was broken  and he  bled profusely   and trembled.                                                                                                                       70.57
After a long time  Rishabha , the bull among monkeys regained consciousness    and due to great anger his lips quivered when he looked at Mahaparswa.                                                                                       70.58
Rishabha who was swift and who was a monkey chief having a mountain like form  speedily approached with a tightened fist  and struck that Rakshasa on his chest.                                                                  70.59
With his entire body drenched in blood  that Mahaparswa fell down unconscious   on the ground  like a   tree whose root has been cut  off  and Rishabha took   his mace   which was similar to the rod of Yama and roared loudly.                                                                                                                                                 70.60
For a short while  Mahaparswa  who had the colour of the evening cloud  , remained unconscious   looking as though he was dead  but jumped up suddenly after regaining consciousness  and struck , Rishabha   the son of Varuna the lord of the ocean.                                                                               70.61
Rishabha fell unconscious  and remained like that on the ground  and gaining consciousness  and holding tightly  the mace of Mahaparswa  which was looking like a mountain peak  banged it  on Mahaparswa.
That horrifying mace  reached up to the body of Mahaparswa , the horrible enemy of devas  and he started exuding blood  , like a great mountain exudes  water full of minerals.                                 70.63
That great Risabha  quickly ran towards  the mace of Mahaparswa and seizing that dreadful mace  struck repeatedly on the earth  and then on Mahaparswa in the battle front.                                             70.64
Struck by his own mace  Mahaparswa  fell down like a mountain  hit by Vajrayudha  with his eyes and teeth coming out .                                                                                                                                           70.65
When  that Rakshasa with depleted  strength , had his eyes burst out , his life went away  and he fell on  the ground  and the army of Rakshasas ran away .                                                                                  70.66
When that Mahaparswa was killed, that army of Rakshasas, which was as wide  as an ocean, abandoning their weapons in the battle-field, fled for their  lives, like a sea which had burst its shores.          70.67

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

71.Lakshmana  kills Athikaya

(Athikaya the son of Ravana and Dhanyamala comes  out to the war. After a terrific war, Lakshmana is told by the wind God that he can only be killed by arrow of Brahma.  Lakshmana kills him using the arrow of Brahma)

Seeing that his army was  making sound of anguish with great fear , seeing that his brothers having the valour   of Indra  the lord of devas   have  been killed, and also seeing that   his paternal uncles , brothers and several Rakshasas   have been killed,    the greatly lustrous Athikaya   who had got  boons from Lord Brahma  , who had the appearance  of a mountain  and  who had destroyed the  pride of devas and Rakshasas  in battle   got very angry,                                                                                                      71.1-71,3
 That Athikaya   who  is the enemy  of  Indra  climbed   on a chariot which had luster of one thousand suns , went towards the monkeys.                                                                                                               71.4
Wearing a crown and  great looking ear globes   and drawing his bow   and making his name  heard he loudly roared in a big tone.                                                                                                                             71.5
His lion like roar  and his  announcement  of his name   and terrifying sound made by his  bow  created terror   among the monkeys.                                                                                                                           71.6
Seeing the great size of his body , the monkeys thought that he was Kumbhakarna woken up again   and started   taking refuge   with each other out  of great fear .                                                                71.7
Seeing his form which appeared like Vishnu who measured the worlds in three   steps , those famous monkey soldiers started running helter-skelter .                                                                                       71.8
When the need for attacking  Athikaya arose  , scared in mind   those monkeys requested   protection of Rama.                                                                                                                                                                 71.9
Then Rama from a distance   saw that Rakshasa  who resembled a mountain   riding a chariot   like   a fatal cloud appearing at time of deluge  ,                                                                                                71.10
Seeing that Athikaya   has very huge body , Rama   was greatly surprised   and after consoling the monkeys spoke  to Vibheeshana.   .                                                                                                                  71.11
"Who is he, resembling a mountain in size, armed with a bow, brown-eyed and seated in a spacious chariot yoked with a thousand horses?"                                                                                                       71.12
“He is shining like Lord Shiva surrounded  by the Bhoothas  with shining   and sharp  spikes   with  shapely  barbed  javelins and lances.”                                                                                                              71.13
“He is  shining like a lightning of cloud   and moving round  with staff   that support the war flags  , appearing like the toungue   of the God of death “                                                                                     71.14
“Bows with golden back are shining    all round in his  great chariot like  the rainbows in the sky. “71.15
“This tiger like soldier of Rakshasas  is  making the battle field shine and coming in a chariot with the luster of Sun  and his arrows are shining like rays of sun, making all  the ten directions shine  and he has Rahu etched on his flag.”                                                                                                                     71.16-71.17
"His  bow with three curves , golden back  and decorated   is  producing  a rumbling sound of the cloud  and is shining like a rain-bow."                                                                                                                     71.18
“ His great chariot with a flag and an emblem  has an axle tree at the bottom  and produces sound similar to the lightning of the clouds  and has four charioteers.”                                                          71.19
“Twenty quivers, ten very great  bows and eight bow-strings, golden and reddish brown in colour, are  set  in his chariot."                                                                                                                                            71.20
"On that chariot  there are hanging two swords, clearly measuring ten cubits in length and provided with  handle measuring four cubits, casting their splendour on his two sides."                                           71.21
“That brave one  ,  with red garland around his neck  resembles    a black   coloured large mountain  , having a huge mouth of death  , looks like a sun covered by clouds .   “                                              71.22
“With his arms decorated by gold armlets  he shines like  the very great  Himalaya mountain  with its two lofty peaks.”                                                                                                                                               71.23
“His face causing fear  with the two ear rings   is looking like the full moon   between two stars of the Punarvasu constellation in the sky.”                                                                                                             71.24
“Oh great one  , tell me who this great Rakshasa  is , as   all the monkeys greatly scared  are running away helter-skelter  on seeing  him.”                                                                                                           71.25
Thus asked by the son of a king Rama who had extreme luster , the  greatly lustrous Vibheeshana    replied like this to him.                                                                                                                                      71.26
“The greatly lustrous ten necked one   is the younger brother  of Khubera  and does gross deeds  with great enthusiasm   and is known as Ravana  , the king of Rakshasas.”                                                 71.27
“His valorous  son who is equal  to Ravana in war , serves elders , remembers what he hears   and is skilled in use  of all weapons.”                                                                                                                     71.28
“He whose advice is respected  rides   on the backs of horses and elephants  uses   the sword and the bow  and is well known  for creating dissensions  , winning over the other side   and for leading his army.”                                                                                                                                                                   71.29
“He on whose arm  on which the city of Lanka rests  fearlessly   is known as Athikaya   and is the son of  Dhanyamala.”                                                                                                                                               71.30
“He worshipped Lord Brahma by doing penance and purified his soul   and obtained from him several weapons to defeat his enemies.”                                                                                                                  71.31
" Lord Brahma, granted  him a boon, exempting him from death at the hands of devas  and Rakshasas as also this wonderful armour and the chariot shining like the sun."                                                         71.32
“He has defeated devas and Rakshasas hundreds of times   and has destroyed the Yakshas  and protected the Rakshasas.”                                                                                                                              71.33
“He paralyzed   the Vajrayudha of the valorous Indra  by his arrows, struck down the  noose of the king  of the ocean in a battle  . He is the very strong Athikaya   who destroys pride of Rakshasas, son of Ravana  , great warrior who destroyed the pride   of Devas and Dhanavas.”                                          71.34-71.35
 “Oh  great man  Rama , so efforts  to kill him should be made very quickly  , before   he destroys    the monkey army  by his great arrows.”                                                                                                               71.36
The very strong Athikaya entered   the army of monkeys  , twanged with his bow   and roared again and again.                                                                                                                                                                     71.37
Seeing the very huge form of   that great charioteer riding on a chariot , the powerful monkey chiefs   rushed towards him.                                                                                                                                         71.38
Taking trees and mountain peaks, Kumuda, Dvividha, Mainda, Nila and Sharabha marched forwards quickly to attack him immediately.                                                                                                                 71.39
The greatly lustrous Athikaya  who was an expert in arrows , cut off   all their trees and stones , with arrows decorated with gold.                                                                                                                           71.40
The greatly skilled Athikaya with a very strong body  struck all those monkeys who were standing in front of him   in the battle field    with arrows fully made of iron.                                                            71.41
Due to their bodies breaking   and greatly injured   those monkeys could not retaliate to Athikaya   in that great battle.                                                                                                                                                71.42
That Rakshasa who was proud of his youth,   greatly scared   the  army of monkey warriors   like an angry lion scares   a herd of deer.                                                                                                                              71.43
That  great Rakshasa  who was in the middle of the monkey army   did not strike with arrows those who were not able to fight with him  and with his bow and quiver   went   to Rama   and   spoke these haughty   words.                                                                                                                                                  71.44
“I am sitting on this chariot armed with  bows and arrows  and I am not willing to fight with    common warriors , Those who have ability and energy   to fight   , can fight with me   quickly.”                       71.45
Unable to tolerate these words of his, the son of Sumithra who  was the killer of his enemies  became angry and with a smile   rose up quickly and took up his bow.                                                               71.46 
The angry son of Sumithra came forward,  took a great arrow  from his quiver   and pulled  his great bow   in front of Athikaya.                                                                                                                                         71.47
The sound of  the  twang of the bow of Lakshmana  filled the entire earth, sky , ocean    and was filled with rage and scared all the Rakshasas.                                                                                                        71.48
Hearing the terrible   sound produced from   the bow of that son of Sumithra, the very strong Athikaya who was greatly lustrous was greatly surprised.                                                                                         71.49
That Athikaya seeing Lakshmana   standing before him   , took a very sharp arrow and spoke these words.                                                                                                                                                                   71.50
“Oh son of Sumithra, you are a mere boy and do not know what is valour . Why do you want to fight with me who is like the God of death. Go away.”                                                                                        71.51
“Even Himalaya mountains  nor the earth nor the sky would not  be able to  withstand   the speed of arrows  released by me.”                                                                                                                                 71.52
“You want to raise the fire at the time of deluge when it is sleeping happily . So please place your bow here   and go back without losing  your life.”                                                                                               71.53
“If you do not desire to go back   obstinately  , then you please stay back    and after losing your soul you will then go back   to the land of Yama.”                                                                                                      71.54
“Please see these sharp arrows of mine   ornamented   with gold  , which remove the pride of my enemies  like   the weapons  of Lord Shiva.”                                                                                           71.55
"This arrow looking like a serpent will drink your blood like  a lion drinks the blood of an elephant. "Thus speaking, Athikaya was enraged and fixed an arrow on his bow.                                                         71.56
The prince Lakshmana hearing   the angry and arrogant words of Athikaya   in the battle field  became enraged   and he who was  wise , strong and glorious   spoke as follows.                                           71.57
“Just because of your words, you cannot become great  , people cannot become good by boasting about themselves . If possible     show your strength to me  , who is standing here with a bow and an arrow.”
“There is no need for you to boast about yourselves  but please   show yourself to me by your deeds .A man is called valorous only based on his valour .”                                                                                   71.59
“You are sitting on a chariot endowed with all sort of weapons   and now show me your valour either by your weapons or your arrows.”                                                                                                                     71.60
“After that with sharp   arrows   I shall cut off your head   and it will fall like a palm fruit  when the fast wind  makes it fall from its stalk.”                                                                                                                  71.61
“Today my arrows bedecked with gold   will drink your blood   coming out through the holed  created in your body by my sharp arrows.”                                                                                                                    71.62
“Thinking that I am   only a boy, you should not disregard me  . Whether I am a boy or old man  , you should know me as a god of death in the battle field   for do you not know that Vishnu as a boy measured the world using three steps.”                                                                                                     71.63
After hearing the logical and truthful words of   Lakshmana  , Athikaya   got wild with anger    and took out an excellent arrow.                                                                                                                                   71.64
That battle was watched by Vidhyadharas , Bhoothas  , devas, Asuras , great sages , Guhyakas  and many  other great souls.                                                                                                                                             71.65
Then Athikaya   stringing an arrow on his bow  ,sent it towards Lakshmana   , as though he intends to shrink  the atmosphere.                                                                                                                             71.66
Then Lakshmana who is a destroyer of his enemy army   cut that serpent like  sharp  arrow   which was coming towards him by a crescent tipped  arrow .                                                                                  71.67
Seeing that his arrow was cut off and its snake head   broken in to pieces   Athikaya was greatly enraged  , and prepared to send another five arrows.                                                                                             71.68
The Rakshasa sent those five arrows   towards Lakshmana but before  they reached him  Lakshmana cut them off with his sharp arrows.                                                                                                                    71.69
After cutting off those arrows   with his sharp arrows  , Lakshmana, the destroyer of enemy army  , selected a sharp arrow which shined like fire.                                                                                           71.70
Taking that  great  arrow Lakshmana  kept it in his great bow   and stretched it to the maximum   and released it.                                                                                                                                                          71.71
That valorous Lakshmana    using that flat jointed arrow  , stretched fully and released it   and it hit the forehead   of that great Rakshasa.                                                                                                                 71.72
That arrow which pierced the forehead   of that very large  Rakshasa and he was coated with blood   and he appeared like the king of serpents of the mountain.                                                                            71.73
That Rakshasa troubled by  the arrow of Lakshmana  shook violently   like the gates of city of Tripura shook hit by the arrow of  Shiva.                                                                                                                   71.74
That very strong one  recovered his breath  logically reflected  “Good,   by sending that   arrow, you have become my great enemy.”                                                                                                                     71.75
Reasoning like that  Athikaya opened his mouth widely  , bent down with his huge soldiers  and climbed up that chariot   and roamed here and there  on the chariot.                                                                 71.76
The bull among the Rakshasas took out  and got hold   one, three, five and seven arrows  , fixed them on his bow   and released those arrows.                                                                                                          71.77
Those arrows released from   the Rakshasa leader looked like death  , had golden shafts  and  shining like sun  , brightened the sky.                                                                                                                                71.78
Then the younger brother of Rama   without any nervousness    cut off those   series of arrows  , released  by the great Rakshasa , by using many of his sharp arrows.                                                                    71.79
Seeing that his arrows were being cut off   in the war  , that son of Ravana   who was the enemy of Indra   took out  a very sharp arrow.                                                                                                                          71.80
That Rakshasa   who was having great luster  fixed that   arrow to his bow, released it instantly  and hit the approaching Lakshmana    on his chest.                                                                                                  71.81
That son of Sumithra hit  by Athikaya    in the battle on his chest   oozed out blood   and it looked like a fluid oozing out of an elephant in rut  .                                                                                                             71.82
That Lord   then quickly made himself free from that arrow   and took another sharp arrow   and fixed it on his bow.                                                                                                                                                          71.83
Then he  fixed that arrow of fire on his bow and  , the arrow of the great one   as well as his bow  gave out a great flame.                                                                                                                                               71.84
Athikaya then took a very lustrous Sun arrow   and that arrow   with a golden shaft   looked like a serpent.                                                                                                                                                                71.85
Then Lakshmana    sent a blazing horrible  arrow   against Athikaya  which was   the staff of death of the God of death.                                                                                                                                                   71.86
That Rakshasa seeing that arrow  which was coming along with fire  , sent  another aweful arrow of the Sun God  against it.                                                                                                                                          71.87
Those great arrows   having a burning tip   struck each other in the sky   and looked like two   angry serpents.                                                                                                                                                             71.88
Those two great arrows , even though they had a burning tip , hit one another   and fell on the ground   and they were reduced to ash  , without flame and  without luster .                                         71.89-71.90
Then the  very enraged  Athikaya , released an arrow of cane of  Twashta   and the valorous   Lakshmana   cut it off  that arrow   by an Indra ’s arrow.                                                                                             71.91
Seeing that his arrow  of Thwashta     was struck down  that lad Athikaya became enraged   and fixed Yama ’s arrow   on his bow.                                                                                                                         71.92
Then Athikaya   sent that arrow  on Lakshmana   and Lakshmana destroyed that arrow   by sending the   arrow of wind god.                                                                                                                                        71.93
Then the very angry Lakshmana  rained hails of arrows   on that Athikaya  , which looked like   a rainy cloud showering    water.                                                                                                                              71.94
When those reached Athikaya   and hit his armour , their points  adorned with diamonds  were  shattered and immediately fell on the surface.                                                                                         71.95
Seeing that those arrows of his  have failed , the great Lakshmana  , the destroyer of enemy army  , showered  thousands of arrows.                                                                                                                    71.96
That very strong  Athikaya was not bothered about that rain of arrows  , because   his armour could never be  pierced .                                                                                                                                             71.97
Then he sent a serpent like  sharp arrow  which hit Lakshmana  on his vital parts    and that Lakshmana who was a tormentor of his enemies  fell unconscious for   a moment  .                                            71.98
After he regained his consciousness   using four  excellent  sharp arrows  , that Lakshmana who was a destroyer of his enemies  , threw  down his flag staff, killed his horses  and also killed   the Charioteer.
Without getting flustered  that son of Sumithra  Lakshmana  went on sending arrows  exactly aiming at the Rakshasa for getting that  Rakshasa  killed.                                                                                          71.101
That best among men was not able to cause any injury  on him  in that battle  and then the wind god  came to him and spoke as follows.                                                                                                             71.102
“He is protected by a boon of Brahma   and has a armour which cannot be split and he can be killed only by the arrow of Brahma and not by any other means . That very strong Athikaya cannot be killed by any other arrow.”                                                                                                                                                   71.103
Hearing the words of the wind God , Lakshmana who had valor equivalent to Indra , took the arrow of Brahma  and  fixed  that arrow   quickly and with terrific force .                                                         71.104
When that arrow of  boon   which was extremely great   was fixed by Lakshmana on his bow  , all the directions, the sun  and moon  , the great planets   and the sky were frightened and earth also  made an uproar.                                                                                                                                                             71.105
After having fixed that arrow of Brahma with feathers  on his bow   which was similar to the messenger of God of death , Lakshmana   released  that  arrow  which was like a thunderbolt  on the son of the enemy of Indra.                                                                                                                                                71.106
Athikaya saw  that arrow  , released with great force by Lakshmana  , speedily  moving similar to wind  , having pretty wings   and variegated feathers  ,burning with light like a flame  looking like a  thunderbolt , approaching him.                                                                                                                                          71.107
That valorous Athikaya   with great speed  , struck it  with very many sharp arrows  but that arrow released by Lakshmana   reached very near him.                                                                                    71.108
Seeing that blazing arrow, looking like Yama the lord of Death and black in colour, approaching him, Athikaya then struck it with spike, spear, mace, axe and arrows                                                                          71.109
But that  arrow burning like fire   made all those weapons as waste   cut off  Athikaya ‘s  head wearing a crown   and carried it away .                                                                                                                          71.110
That head with its crown  , destroyed by Lakshmana   fell down on the earth  like   a  a peak of Himalaya  mountain.                                                                                                                                                            71.111
Noticing that Athikaya  had fallen to the ground   with  his cloths and ornaments scattered everywhere , al the surviving Rakshasas  became greatly upset.                                                                                   71.112
Many of those depressed Rakshasas , dejected as they were, showing fatigue born  out  of fighting  in their faces, suddenly began to shout loudly, with their voices in discordant notes.                         71.113
After their leader was killed , all   other Rakshasas were frightened   and not interested to fight   ran away with their faces towards   the  city of Lanka.                                                                                   71.114
The very many monkeys greatly overjoyed , with their faces like fully opened lotus flowers , honoured Lakshmana  whose desire was fulfilled, when  that dangerous Rakshasa was killed by him.       71.115
Lakshmana becoming greatly happy after   that very strong Athikaya  was killed and  after being honoured by other monkeys , speedily went to the proximity of Rama.                                         71.116

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

72.Ravana is upset

(The slaying of Athikaya shook Ravana. He  thinks over and finds that many of his great warriors have been killed. He also is not able to understand how Rama and Lakshmana broke the tie of Indrajit. He then goes back to his home.) 

Hearing  that Athikaya was slain by the great  Lakshmana   the king Ravana became very anxious and spoke these words.                                                                                                                                               72.1
"Dhoomraksha, who was greatly impatient Akampana who was excellent among in  the  use  of all weapons as well as   Prahasta and Kumbhakarna were all  killed by Rama, who never gets tired in the  in battle. These  mighty and valorous  Rakshasas longing for battle, who normally conquer   their enemies  and  who were  never defeated in battle by the enemies , along with their armies  were killed. Many other mighty warriors with colossal body and great valour , skilled in use of weapons have also been slain.”                                                                                                                                                             72.2-72.4
“My son Indrajit who is very famous for his strength and valour  tied those two brothers using very horrifying arrows due to boons received by him.”                                                                                    72.5
“That  terrific tie by the arrow cannot be   broken by devas , strong  Asuras   or horrifying Gandharwas , Yakshas     and serpents. But those brothers Rama and Lakshmana   got themselves released and I do not know  whether they did it  by their power, illusion and sorcery.”                                               72.6-72.7
“All those very valorous Rakshasas who set out at my command  have been killed    by the very strong  monkeys.”                                                                                                                                                         72.8
“Now I do not find   any person capable   of destroying the valorous Rama  . Lakshmana, Sugreeva  accompanied by their army in this battle .”                                                                                               72.9
“Alas, By the very strong  Rama    using  his   greatly strong weapons  and his valour  , all these Rakshasas have been killed .”                                                                                                                                          72.10 
“Some  regiments of the army   have to protect this city  and also some have to guard the Asoka forest where Sita is there.”                                                                                                                                       72.11
“We should know all the spots where our regiments are placed  and also know about those who come in and go out of the city again and again.”                                                                                                        72.12
“Oh  Rakshasas  , please stay   on all sides   of your own armies  as the positioning   of all those monkeys needs to be watched. “                                                                                                                                    72.13
"Neglect  should not be shown to monkeys in any way at any time, either at evening or at midnight or at dawn. You have to  watch whether the army of  our enemy   is fervently active or advancing or staying where it was."                                                                                                                                     72.14-72.15
All those  very strong  Rakshasas    who heard the words of the king of Lanka  , followed those orders perfectly  and precisely   stood by what has been told.”                                                                         72.16
Ravana the king of Rakshasas after instructing them like that, suffering great and terrible sorrow , went  back inside  his palace.                                                                                                                                        72.17
Burning   with the fire of anger  that very strong king  of Rakshasas, then thought over the loss of his son  and again and again sighed.                                                                                                                         72.18

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

73.Indrajit enters the battle field.

(Seeing Ravana as despondent Indrajit enters the battle field. He performs a sacrifice to Brahma and gets good omens. He    hits and troubles all  monkey leaders as well as Rama   and Lakshmana.Rama and Lakshmana pretend that they have been knocked off.  But they actually fall   senseless   and Indrajit , goes back to Lanka.)

Then  those surviving Rakshasas   hastily told  Ravana    that  Devantaka  , Trishira  and Athikaya , the greatest among the Rakshasas    have been killed .                                                                                      73.1
Ravana the prosperous king  of the Rakshasas hearing about their deaths  , with eyes full of tears thought about  the horrifying   destruction of his son and the killing of his brothers   and  intensely  thought as to what should be done.                                                                                                              73.2
Seeing the king in a pitiable state  , drowned in the ocean of sorrow  , Indrajit  the son of the king of Rakshasas  and a very good charioteer  spoke to him as follows.                                                         73.3
“Oh father you do not deserve to fall  under this embarrassment , when me the Indrajit is alive   for any one stuck by me,  who is the enemy of Indra cannot remain alive.”                                                   73.4
“Today   you would see Rama and Lakshmana    dead with all  their body split by my arrows and undistinguished   lying on the earth.”                                                                                                         73.5
“listen to the oath of this enemy of Indra  which is firm , based on his valour    and divine blessings. Rama along with Lakshmana  with great many arrows struck on them   would be defeated by me.”       73.6
“Now itself  , Indra, Yama  , Vishnu, Rudra  , SAdhyas  , Fire God, Sun god    and the moon   can see my unlimited valour   which is like that of Vishnu   in the sacrificial ground   of Bali, the king of Rakshasas.” 
After saying this the enemy of heaven   whose mind was under his control asked permission  of the king   and got in to his chariot   which moved with the speed of the wind   and drawn by many excellent donkeys.                                                                                                                                                              73.8
The greatly lustrous , destroyer of enemies   after he climbed on   the chariot which was like the chariot of the Sun God   went to the place where the war was in progress.                                                     73.9
Many strong Rakshasas  with terrific power , with joy, holding excellent bows in their hands, carrying lances, sharp-edged spears, swords, axes and maces as also armed with Bhushundis (probably a kind of fire arms), mallets, cudgels, Shataghnis (cylindrical piece of wood studded with iron spikes) and iron rods, followed that great  Indrajit. Some rode on the back of elephants, some ascended excellent horses, tigers, scorpions, cats, donkeys and camels.                                                                              73.10-73.13
That   enemy  of heaven    along with blowing of conches   and great sound  from  drums   went to the battle field praised  by the Rakshasas.                                                                                                          73.14
That tormenter of the enemies  with imperial umbrella    as white as  a conch and a  moon   shined like the full moon on the   sky .                                                                                                                             73.15
Then that valorous one  , the foremost among those who wield the bow  , wearing several golden ornaments  was   fanned  by   hand held  fans  with   gold handles.                                                     73.16 
Seeing him departing   surrounded   by a huge army   that glorious Ravana   , the king of  Rakshasas  spoke as follows.                                                                                                                                            73.17
“Oh son, no one can stand before your chariot  and you have won over Lord Indra  and so what  to tell of a mere man and so go and kill that Raghava.  “   When the king of Rakshasas spoke like this   Indrajit accepted  those great blessings.                                                                                                                    73.18
With Indrajit   whose splendour  was equal   to the Sun  and with  no warrior   capable of facing him as a rival  , the city of Lanka   shined like the Sun.                                                                                           73.19
That  greatly lustrous destroyer of enemies after reaching the  battle field  , made several Rakshasas   stand  around  his chariot .                                                                                                                           73.20
Then, that foremost of Rakshasas , having a luster  equal to that of fire, with excellent sacrificial chants , performed a sacrifice, as per rules, making an oblation to the fire.                                                     73.21
That valorous  leader of Rakshasas  offered oblations to fire there, with garlands and pounded sandalwood, including clarified butter and parched grain.                                                                     73.22
That sacrificial rite was performed with weapons serving as Samiths , chips of Vibhishaka tree serving as fuel, then using red pieces of cloth and the sacrificial ladle made of iron.                                          73.23
Duly spreading fire with sacrificial sticks  (in the form of other weapons) accompanied by lances there, Indrajit  brought  the neck of a live goat of dark hue  .                                                                            73.24
From that sacrificial fire   which was set  ablaze  in which that live offering was done  , several signs appeared   which indicated victory.                                                                                                             73.25
The fire which shined like molten gold  rose up on its own   and had flames rotating  from left to eight and accepted   that oblation.                                                                                                                       73.26
Indrajit who  was an expert in using    sacred arrows   invoked the arrow of Brahma   and charged  it on his bow  , chariot   and everything.                                                                                                            73.27
When that arrow was being invoked   and the sacrificially  propitiated  , the atmosphere   including the sun , the  moon   and the lunar mansions trembled.                                                                                73.28
Having  satisfied   the  fire with oblations  , Indrajit, who was   shining like the fire, having a might similar to that of Indra, and possessing an unimaginable prowess, became himself invisible in the sky, with the bow, arrows, sword, chariot, horses, charioteer and all.                                                                  73.29
Then the Rakshasa  army   with huge number of  horses and chariots   and shining  with  flags and banners    set out  with interest in fighting   and roared.                                                                  73.30
They killed  the monkeys in the  battle field   using many wonderful ornamented arrows  which had great speed as well as  lances and goads.                                                                                                      73.31
Seeing those Rakshasas , the   very angry Indrajit   told them, “ All of you fight with enthusiasm    to kill all the monkeys.”                                                                                                                                             73.32
Then all those Rakshasas with a great roar , thirsting for victory  ,  rained   showers of arrows  on those monkeys.                                                                                                                                                      73.33
Indrajit also   along with other Rakshasas  joined the battle and destroyed   the monkeys   with Nalika(broad) arrows , steel arrows , maces and clubs.                                                                     73.34
Those monkeys   who were holding trees and mountains , when they were hurt   rained  mountains and trees on Indrajit.                                                                                                                                           73.35
The greatly lustrous and very strong Indrajit   became angry   and wounded the bodies of monkeys. 
The very angry Indrajit   made  the Rakshasas extremely happy by killing  Monkeys by nines , fives and sevens    with a single arrow.                                                                                                                    73.37
Using the  sun like arrows decked in gold  , that valorous one   who was invincible   destroyed the monkeys in battle  .                                                                                                                                    73.38
Being hit by the arrows , the limbs of monkeys were severed  and they fell down with their desires crushed  , like Rakshasas fell in the battle with the devas.                                                                 73.39
Those great monkeys    with great anger   ran against Indrajit who was tormenting them  like a sun   with arrows similar to the rays of the Sun.                                                                                                          73.40
Then those monkeys with their limbs severed and losing consciousness   became more perturbed   by being dampened by blood   and ran away.                                                                                                 73.41
Those monkeys    with mountains as weapons   roared in the battle   without turning back  sacrificed their lives   with great courage for the sake of Rama.                                                                                 73.42
Continuing to stay in the battle-field   those monkeys   rained trees, rocks  and mountain peaks on Indrajit  .                                                                                                                                                              73.43
Those stones  and trees  which were rained and which could take life  were prevented by the greatly lustrous   son of Ravana   who was a great conqueror .                                                                           73.44
After that   the Lord (Indrajit)  with his arrows which were like fire   and looking like serpents    the army of the monkeys.                                                                                                                                                 73.45
Indrajit struck   Gandhamadana      with eighteen sharp arrows   and Nila who was standing far away    with nine arrows.                                                                                                                                              73.46
That great hero   with seven arrows which can  tear asunder the vital parts   struck Mainda   and with five arrows    he struck Gaja  in that battle.                                                                                                 73.47
He  then struck Jambavan with ten arrows and Nila with thirty arrows. He also struck Sugreeva, Rishabha, Angadha and Dvividha with sharp and terrific arrows endowed with boons and made them breathless.                                                                                                                                                         73.48
That angry one   then looking like the fire of death   tormented  other monkey chiefs   with very many arrows.                                                                                                                                                                73.49
He discharged well those arrows shining like sun   and which had great speed   he harassed    the monkey army .                                                                                                                                                   73.50
That very enthusiastic one   with great pleasure saw   the extensive army of monkeys being drenched in blood after tormenting them with great many arrows.                                                                            73.51  
Again that greatly lustrous strong Indrajit the son of the king of Rakshasas, generated a volley of arrows  and destroyed the  monkey army   from all sides.                                                                            73.52-73.53
Leaving off his army from that great battle-field and becoming invisible, Indrajit advanced towards the monkeys and quickly rained terrific  rain of arrows on those armies of monkeys just   as  the black cloud  causes rain.                                                                                                                                                        73.54
In that great battle   the  bodies of the  mountain like monkeys   just like magic were   torn in to pieces  and they roared  in a pitiable voice  and fell down on the earth, like the mountains struck by Indra ‘s Vajrayudha.                                                                                                                                                        73.55
As the Rakshasa Indrajit  , the enemy of Indra   remained concealed by his magical powers   the monkeys in the war   only saw arrows with pointed tips falling on their army.                                                   73.56
That  great Lord of the Rakshasas covered all the directions   with hundreds of arrows  having  sharp point and luster of the sun  and tore   the bodies of the monkey chiefs.                                             73.57
He  rained greatly  , pikes , swords, axe   which were   shining like a   flame of fire  with sparks   on the excellent army of monkeys.                                                                                                                          73.58
Wounded by those  arrows which were like flame of fire  from Indrajit  , the monkey chiefs   resembled     the Kimsuka trees with crimson flowers.                                                                                                   73.59
Those bull like monkeys   with their body split   by that Lord of Rakshasas  , went near each other roared and fell down   on the ground.                                                                                                                   73.60
Hit on their eyes by those arrows   some monkeys looked up at the sky  , joined with each other  and fell down on the floor .                                                                                                                                         73.61
With lances, spikes and sharp arrows, charged with  powerful chants  , Indrajit the excellent Rakshasa  struck all those foremost of monkeys, namely Hanuman, Sugreeva, Angadha, Gandhamadana, Jambavan, Sushena, Vegadarshina, Mainda, Dvividha, Nila, Gavaksha, Gavaya, Kesari, Hariloma, Vidyuddamshtra, Suryanana, Jyothimukha, a monkey called Dadhimukha, Pavakaksha, Nala as also a monkey named Kumuda.                                                                                                                      73.62-73.65
Tearing the  important monkey warriors by his mace   and arrows  , which were golden in colour   , Indrajit rained  large many arrows   which were equal to the   rays of the sun   on  Rama and Lakshmana. 
Not bothering much about those rain of arrows   and treating them as just rain  , The greatly lustrous Rama looked around   and then spoke to Lakshmana   as follows.                                                        73.67
“Oh Lakshmana    this enemy of the  king of devas   has been using great arrows and throwing down the army of monkeys  and is also tormenting us   without break by his sharp arrows.”                          73.68
“How can the very strong and well prepared   Indrajit  , who has got boons from Lord Brahma   and who  conceals his terrible form from us   and who stands  prepared to shower weapons   be killed by us in the battle today?”                                                                                                                                                    73.69
“I  think   that the God who was self born   who is beyond thought  presides  over this arrow and oh  wise  one , with an undistracted  mind   you bear with me   these  hail of arrows.”                                   73.70
“Let that  lord of Rakshasas   who  is better than all be covered by multitude  of arrows   and let the army of Sugreeva  whose leaders have   all fallen look drab.”                                                                        73.71
"Finding both of us have   fallen unconscious without displaying any joy or anger after  having desisted from fighting, Indrajit will certainly return to Lanka, after having obtained laurels of battle in its beginning itself."                                                                                                                                              73.72
After that Rama and Lakshmana    were struck by very many arrows of Indrajit  and the lord of the Rakshasas  after hurting both of them   , roared    with joy in the middle of the battle.                  73.73
Thus causing the army of monkeys along with Rama and Lakshmana to become despondent in that  battle, that Indrajit, getting praised  by the Rakshasas , quickly reached the city of Lanka which was being protected by Ravana 's army . Then, Indrajit cheerfully informed all that had happened, to his father.
Thus ends the seventy  third     chapter of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

74.Hanuman brings   the herbal mountain and cures  Rama and Lakshmana.

(Vibheeshana and Hanuman search for the wise Jambavan and find him out. Jambavan tells Hanuman     to bring herbs form Rishabha mountain in Himalayas to cure Rama  and Lakshmana.  Hanuman reaches Himalayas and  since the herbs are not visible to him, Hanuman  brings the mountain itself.    Rama , Lakshmana and all wounded  monkeys are cured. Hanuman takes back that mountain.) 

Then in the battle front  Rama and Lakshmana    were knockdown senseless and all the  leaders of monkey army fainted. Sugreeva, Nila, Angadha and  Jambavan   did not understand what needs to be done.                                                                                                                                                                       74.1 
Seeing that the entire army looked worried , the most intelligent Vibheeshana   told the king of  monkey warriors and others these matchless consoling  words.                                                                              74.2 
“Those  two  gentle ones  honouring  the chant  of Lord Brahma have submitted themselves to be knocked down  by the arrows of Indrajit  and have  become dejected and greatly tired  and there  is no need for great worry among you.”                                                                                                                    74.3
“That greatly fast  arrow of Brahma   was given to Indrajit by Lord Brahma himself   and honouring that  the princes Rama and Lakshmana  have fallen down in the battle   and  so this is not the time for sorrow. “                                                                                                                                                                              74.4
Then Hanuman , the son of wind god   honoring the arrow of Lord Brahma  , after hearing these words of Vibheeshana   spoke as follows.                                                                                                                       74.5
“Let us console   all those monkeys who are surviving among this  army  , after being struck   by the arrow.”                                                                                                                                                                  74.6
Then those  two valorous Hanuman and Vibheeshana    together roamed about the battle field    with burning torches  in their hands “                                                                                                                     74.7
Hanuman and Vibheeshana saw  that  the battle-field was , covered on all sides, with mountain-sized monkeys fallen with their tails, arms, thighs, feet, fingers and heaps of heads fractured with blood oozing from their limbs and urine flowing out. The earth was also covered with flaming weapons fallen all  around.                                                                                                                                                     74.8-74.9
Vibheeshana and Hanuman saw Sugreeva, Angadha, Nila, Sharabha, Gandhamadana, Gavaksha, Sushena, Vegadarshi, Mainda, Nala, Jyotimukha and a monkey called Dvividha, who were struck down on the battle-field.                                                                                                                                   74.10-74.11
Sixty seven crores   energetic moneys   in the fifth and last subdivision of the day   by the arrow of the Lord  Brahma.                                                                                                                                                     74.12 
In the great ocean like great   army of monkeys   which had fallen down by the arrow  , Hanuman along with Vibheeshana started searching for Jambavan.                                                                                  74.13
Then Vibheeshana seeing that  valorous son of Lord Brahma who was by nature old , looking conspicuous because he was struck   by hundreds of arrows  and who looked like fire which had been put out , spoke to him as follows.                                                                                                                74.14
“Oh revered one  , perhaps by these  great and sharp arrows , your life has not been destroyed” and hearing these words of Vibheeshana  , that great   bear Jambavan  , with lots of difficulty   spoke these  words.                                                                                                                                                      74.15-74.16
“Oh king of Rakshasas, oh great hero  , I am able to recognize your voice  only as I am not able to see  , because my eyes and limbs have been struck by sharp arrows.”                                                              74.17
“Oh Rakshasa of good manners  , Is Hanuman, the monkey chief who is  the son of Anjana   and The wind God who are living only for his sake ,  alive?”                                                                                    74.18
Hearing these words of Jambavan, Vibheeshana asked him, “Leaving out the gentle Rama   and Lakshmana , why are you enquiring about Hanuman?”                                                                            74.19
“Oh gentle one , You are not showing   the same love that you show towards Hanuman   towards   the king Sugreeva  , Angadha   as well a the princes of Raghu clan.”                                                            74.20
Hearing these words of Vibheeshana , Jambavan  told “Oh tiger among Rakshasas , please hear , why I am enquiring about Hanuman.”                                                                                                                    74.21
“If that valorous one   is alive  , then if the entire army has been killed  are unhurt but   if Hanuman has given up his life , we are all dead , even if we are alive.”                                                                             74.22
“Oh dear lad , only if valorous  Hanuman who is equal to    wind as well as equal to fire  is holding to his life , there is a hope  for all of us.”                                                                                                                   74.23
Then Hanuman the son of wind God   approached   that very old Jambavan  , did salutations as per rules and then with modesty held his feet.                                                                                                             74.24
Hearing Hanuman  , That Jambavan ,   the greatest among  monkeys whose sense was perturbed  , considered himself to be born once more.                                                                                                  74.25
Then the greatly lustrous Jambavan   spoke to Hanuman,  “Please come  , oh tiger among monkeys  , it is your duty to protect all monkeys.”                                                                                                                74.26
“You are a great friend of all these monkeys  possessing great valour  and there is no other person like you. Since I do not see any other person  to do the job  , it is the correct time for you to show your valour .”                                                                                                                                                              74.27
“You please  make the army of monkeys and bears  happy   and heal the wounds of arrow on Rama  and Lakshmana.”                                                                                                                                                     74.28
“Oh hanuman you need to travel    to the greatest mountain Himalayas  by travelling  , higher and higher over the ocean. “                                                                                                                                             74.29
“Oh destroyer of enemies   , there you would see  the best of the mountains Rishabha   and the  very powerful peak  Kailasa, which is of golden colour.”                                                                                74.30
“Oh valorous one  , in the middle of those two peaks  , you will see a shining  ,matchlessly brilliant  mountain of herbs   containing all medicinal herbs.”                                                                             74.31
“Oh tiger among monkeys   growing on the top of that mountain are   for shining herbs  and you would see them making all the ten directions shine.”                                                                                            74.32
"You can see there, Mrita Sanjivani (capable of restoring the dead to life), Vishalyakarani (capable of extracting weapons and healing all wounds inflicted by weapons), Suvarnakarani (restoring the body to its original complexion) and Sandhani, the great herb (capable of joining severed limbs or fractured bone)."                                                                                                                                                                 74.33
“Oh Hanuman   you should   quickly collect all of them   and oh son of the carrier of scents  , then you would bring relief   to these monkeys  by giving them soul.”                                                                   74.34
The great monkey Hanuman after hearing these words of Jambavan  was infused  with happiness and strength , just like ocean gets momentum by the wind.                                                                            74.35
Standing on the Trikuta mountain  and pressing   that great mountain by his legs  , Hanuman looked like a second mountain.                                                                                                                                         74.36
When he  kept on increasing the pressure by his feet , that mountain was not able to bear it and sank.  
The trees on the mountain fell down   , pressed by Hanuman   and due  the speed of the monkey , the ground got fire and the peaks got broken.                                                                                              74.38
The other monkeys were unable to stand on that great mountain which started to reel  while it was being pressed  and trees and the stones  on it got broken.                                                             74.39
The city of Lanka was confused by panic when its principal gates were broken  and the city appeared to dance   at night .                                                                                                                                         74.40
Hanuman became equal to the mountain    and pressed the mountain by his feet    and the earth along with the ocean began to shake.                                                                                                                 74.41
From that mountain, Hanuman  then ascended  to the Mount Malaya, appearing like  Mounts Meru and Mandara, filled with several kinds of waterfalls , full of many trees and creepers, having Kamala and Utpala lotuses blooming, visited by devas  and Gandharwas , having a height of sixty Yojanas , frequented by Vidyadharas, a number of sages and Apsaras , filled with various kinds of animal-troupes and illuminated by many caves and then  Hanuman  grew his body, appearing like a cloud, bewildering Yakshas, Gandharvas and Kinnaras.                                                                                                74.42-74.45
Pressing that mountain with his feet   and opening his mouth which shined like forest fire  and frightening the Rakshasas , Hanuman roared loudly.                                                                              74.46
Hearing that loud sound of   the clamouring roar  , the great Rakshasas residing in Lanka   were not   able to stir anywhere.                                                                                                                                              74.47
That very valorous Hanuman   who was the destroyer of enemies   offered salutation to  the ocean   and made  up his mind   to  carry out that prime job for  the sake of Rama.                                             74.48
Raising his tail which resembled on serpent, bending his back, contracting his ears and opening his mouth which shined  like a terrific  forest  -fire, Hanuman  jumped into the sky, with a head long speed.
By his  great speed , he carried away large number  of trees, mountains and some ordinary monkeys. Driven up and away by the speed   generated from his arms and thighs, they fell down in water when their speed diminished.                                                                                                                                  74.50
Stretching his both arms which looked like coiled serpents    that  Hanuman with a strength similar   that  of Garuda   proceeded towards the great Himalaya mountains   with  the energy which he drew from all the four directions.                                                                                                                                     74.51
 Noticing  the sea, whose waves along with its water were made to agitate and all whose creatures were caused to whirl round, Hanuman quickly speeded up, like the  wheel  loosed by the fingers of Lord Vishnu.                                                                                                                                                                74.52
Seeing the mountains  . flocks of birds  ,lakes, rivers  , ponds  and  great towns   which were full of people   Hanuman proceeded towards the Himalaya mountains with the speed equal   to his  father the wind God.                                                                                                                                                            74.53
That  valorous Hanuman   with valour equal to his father  lost his tiredness  and  speedily travelled   through the orbit of the Sun.                                                                                                                            74.54
Travelling with great speed , which was equal to that of wind ,shaking all the four directions with  echo  , that Hanuman who was a tiger among monkeys  rushed towards Himalaya mountains.                       74.55
That  great monkey Hanuman who possessed great  valour remembering the words of Jambavan   suddenly saw the Himalaya  mountains.                                                                                                     74.56
Going to Himalayas   he saw  that   greatest among mountains   which was shining   with various types of waterfalls , different type of caves   and streams  and summits  which looked like white clouds as well as huge number of trees.                                                                                                                                     74.57
Approaching that very great king of mountains  , with   excellent   peaks  , he saw great hermitages  , inhabited by very many great sages .                                                                                                          74.58
He saw the abode of Brahma , Kailasa the abode of Shiva , the abode of Indra the lord , the arrow-discharging place of Rudra, the  place of Hayagriva, the shining place at which Brahma's head fell down, the sun-god and Kinkaras.                                                                                                                            74.59
He saw   the  home of Agni  , the home of Khubera  which was shining like the sun  , the spot where Viswakarma tied the Sun  , the seat of Brahma  , the place where Shiva’s weapons are kept   and then also the navel of earth.                                                                                                                                  74.60 
He saw the tip of Kailasa , the great stone of Himalaya  . The Rishabha mountain  , the tall mountain of gold   which shines due to its rare medicinal herbs   and which is the lord of mountains on which all herbs grew.                                                                                                                                                       74.61
Seeing that mountain   shining like   a  huge place of fire  , Hanuman , the son of the emissary of Indra(Wind)   was surprised  to see the mountain of herbs   and started searching for the required herbs.  
That great monkey who was the son of wind god  having travelled   several thousands of Yojanas . walked around the mountain in search of the herbs.                                                                             74.63
All those great medicinal herbs   which were on the great mountain  ,knowing that somebody was searching for them vanished to their sight.                                                                                              74.64
When that great soul was not able to see them   with a very great anger he roared  and not able to bear it  ,  with eyes as red as fire   told  this to that king of mountains.                                                74.65
“Oh king of mountains  , it is clear that  you have not shown any pity towards Rama   and please   see yourself crushed to pieces   by  the great strength of my arms.”                                                         74.66
Then catching hold of the summit of the mountain   which had thousands of minerals  , elephants and gold .he shattered the crest  of the mountain   and   with  the shining   crest   he speedily jumped up from there.                                                                                                                                                  74.67 
Having   uprooted the mountain   and frightening   all the worlds   including leaders of devas   and Dhanavas   and being praised by  many devas  , Hanuman sprang up on the sky   and proceeded back with the speed of an eagle.                                                                                                                    74.68
 Holding that peak  , as lustrous as the Sun   that Hanuman  , who resembled the Sun , reached the orbit of the Sun  and shined  like second Sun   in the nearby place  of the sun.                                    74.69
When the son of the carrier  of the scents   who resembled a mountain , with that  mountain  travelled in the sky   he appeared like Lord Vishnu  with his  shining wheel with  thousand edges  in his hand.74.70
Seeing him the monkeys made great  noise  and seeing them   Hanuman also produced a sound  and with this great noise , Lanka  roared more terribly.                                                                                   74.71                                                                      
  Then he descended on the king of mountains   in the middle of army of monkeys  and having offered   salutations  to the monkeys holding his head bent and low  , he embraced Vibheeshana.               74.72
Inhaling the scent of that great medicinal herbs  , both the sons of the human king  , immediately   got healed of their wounds  and all other monkey warriors also got up.                                                    74.73
By the fragrance of those most powerful medicinal  herbs, all those monkey-warriors who were earlier dead were healed within a moment  of their wounds, relieved of their pain, even  like  those who are asleep getting  up at the close of night.                                                                                                        74.74
From the day that war began   between monkeys and Rakshasas , under the orders of Ravana   all those Rakshasas who were  killed   by the monkey chiefs   were  being thrown away  in the ocean   for the   sake of their honour .                                                                                                                            74.75-74.76
Then that monkey who was the son of the  carrier of scent  , took back that powerful mountain full of medicinal herbs   to its place and returned quickly and joined Rama .                                                 74.77

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

75.The war intensifies

(As per suggestion of Sugreeva ,the monkey arms starts burning the town of Lanka and Lakshmana give arrow support. The sons of Kumbhakarna    along with the big army of Rakshasas comes out. A huge and intense war takes place   and both sides loose lot of soldiers.)

Then greatly lustrous king of Monkeys Sugreeva   spoke these meaningful words   Hanuman    for the sake of informing  him as to what needs to be done.                                                                                    75.1
“Because Kumbhakarna and his sons   have been destroyed , Ravana is not in a position   to   further destruction.”                                                                                                                                                          75.2
“Whichever monkeys have great  strength   which is equal to lions  , let  those great monkeys   with dexterity  , taking  burning torches   rush towards the city of Lanka   with an aim to burn  the  house of Ravana.”                                                                                                                                                                  75.3 
That  awful evening  after the sun has set  , those excellent monkeys   with burning torches    went towards  the city of Lanka.                                                                                                                                   75.4
When  those group of monkeys with torch in hands   attacked Lanka  from all directions  , the Rakshasa  guards having a slanted eyes  suddenly  ran away from there.                                                                    75.5
Those monkeys who were extremely happy   threw fire  on those towering gates , attics, streets  and  various by lanes  and the mansions .                                                                                                                75.6
Then that fire consumed thousands  of houses   of those Rakshasas and mansions which are like mountain  fell on  the ground .                                                                                                                          75.7
Agaru  , excellent  very costly sandalwood   , pearls  , glossy  gems   and   corals  were   burnt by that fire.
Linen, pretty silk  , blankets made of sheep’s wool  , various kinds of ram’s wool   lot of ornaments and weapons   were also burnt there .                                                                                                                      75.9
The ornaments , saddle etc of horses   which were of peculiar pattern , the chains won on the neck by elephants   and polished ornaments meant    for the chariots also were burnt.                                       75.10
Coats of mail of the warriors, the armour of the elephants and horses, swords, bows, bow-strings, arrows, lances, goads and javelins were burnt there.                                                                                   75.11
The fire burning  on all sides burnt blankets and rugs made of the hair of animals, whisks made of the hair of the tails, the skins of tigers, many birds, palaces inlaid with pearls and gems and various kinds of stores of arms.                                                                                                                                           75.12-75.13
Then, the fire burnt away many kinds of bright coloured houses of all the Rakshasas, who were greedily fond  of their homes. The fire there burnt away hundreds and thousands of inhabitants of Lanka, who were protected by gold coloured armory and decked with garlands, ornaments and garments, with quivering eyes due to inebriation, moving with lustful walking, who were seized with fury against their enemy, who carried maces, pikes and swords in their hands, who were eating and drinking too or lay fast asleep on splendid beds with their loved ones and who were decamping quickly to all sides, taking their sons with them, frightened and fearing up again and again.                                              75.14-75.18
The fire there burnt away the houses, which were strong, very valuable, with profound qualities, decked in gold with moon shapes and crescent shapes, which rose high with their top rooms, provided all round with beautiful windows, furnished with seats coaches etc., decorated with gems and corals, as though touching the sky, rendered noisy with notes of herons, peacocks, veena and the jingling of ornaments as also appearing like mountains.                                                                                                              75.19-75.21
Surrounded by that great fire  the arch doors shined   like a huge assembly of clouds  along with lightning  at the   end of  summer season.                                                                                                     75.22
The houses surrounded by burning flames of fire  appeared   like peaks of great mountains surrounded by forest fire.                                                                                                                                                      75.23
Blessed women sleeping on the tower like mansions  get  scorched by fire  , threw away all their ornaments   and screamed loudly  “Ha, Ha.”                                                                                            75.24
The houses also were surrounded by fire  and fell like burning peaks of mountains  struck by Vajrayudha of Lord Indra.                                                                                                                                                    75.25
From a distance those houses which were   burning appeared like   the peaks of Himalaya mountains   which are surrounded   by fire and gave out light.                                                                                   75.26
Those mansions which were being burnt  set ablaze by flames   appeared like Kimsukha trees  full of red flowers.                                                                                                                                                              75.27
With elephants let loose by their chief guards  and horses being set free  that city of Lanka   appeared like  the like ocean at time of deluge when crocodiles freely roam.                                                    75.28
Seeing the horse set free the elephants got frightened and went back and seeing the elephants set free the horses were frightened.                                                                                                                       75.29
When the city of Lanka was burning, due to its reflection   the auspicious ocean  looked   filled with red coloured water .                                                                                                                                             75.30
The city that was burnt by the monkeys within a very short time  appeared like the earth burning at the time of the horrifying  deluge .                                                                                                                      75.31
The great  loud sound raised by the ladies who were completely covered by the smoke  was heard for  a distance of one hundred Yojanas.                                                                                                                 75.32
Then the monkeys thirsting to fight  jumped suddenly on the other  Rakshasas, whose body had been severely burnt  and they rushed out to save  themselves.                                                                      75.33
The loud noise created by the monkeys  and the wailing of the Rakshasas went on echoing and were heard  on all the ten directions of earth and the ocean.                                                                         75.34
Having been healed of their wounds  those two princes without any confusion   seized two of their   great bows.                                                                                                                                                      75.35
Then Rama made a sound of twang with his excellent bow  and by that tumultuous sound all Rakshasas were scared.                                                                                                                                                     75.36
Rama   who was drawing his great bow  shined like Lord Shiva  stretching his bow of Vedas  at the time of final deluge.                                                                                                                                                75.37
The twang  of the bow  of Rama   was heard much above  the loud shouting of the monkeys and the wailing sound of the Rakshasas.                                                                                                               75.38
The  three sounds of raised loud shout of monkeys  , the wail of the Rakshasas, and twang  sound of Rama’s bow   completely was heard in all the ten directions.                                                          75.39
By the arrows that went from the bow  of Rama  made the main tower gate of the city  look like the Kailasa mountain  , shattered and fallen to the  ground.                                                               75.40
Seeing arrows of Rama falling on the towered  mansions , the  battle preparedness of the Rakshasa   chief got affected.                                                                                                                                  75.41
To those  lords of Rakshasas who were preparing for battle    making the roars  of lions  , it  appeared that deluge presided by Rudra has come.                                                                                          75.42
The great Sugreeva   commanded the leader of monkeys  ,”Oh monkeys . reach the gates   and wage
The war with the Rakshasas  and if any of  the monkeys  who are present there  and tries to  escape there, by royal command he should be killed.”                                                                            75.43-75.44
Seeing those monkey chiefs standing at his gate     holding   the flaming torches  Ravana  got extremely angry.                                                                                                                                                                75.45
When Ravana moved his body in a disorderly fashion  due to yawning , he looked   like the angry Rudra , who has   assumed his form.                                                                                                                        75.46
Greatly angry   he  sent  both Kumbha and Nikhumbha , the sons of Kumbhakarna   along with multitude of Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                                   75.47
By the orders of Ravana, Yupaksha, Sonitaksha, Prajangha and Kampana along with the those  sons of Kumbhakarna set out for the battle.                                                                                                         75.48
Ravana gave the following order   to those very strong Rakshasas, “Oh Rakshasas , please   go now itself roaring like lions. “                                                                                                                                      75.49
Encouraged by Ravana   those  valorous   Rakshasas  shining weapons , roared again and again   and started out form Lanka.                                                                                                                           75.50
By the glitter of ornaments worn by those Rakshasas  and the flaming torches  held  by the monkeys  , the sky was made to shine from all directions .                                                                                 75.51
With   the shine of moon and stars  in the sky   and splendour of ornaments   worn by both armies  , the sky was made brilliant.                                                                                                                          75.52
The moon   and lustrous  planets on the sky   made the armies of monkeys and Rakshasas   shine from all sides,                                                                                                                                                         75.53
With the  flames coming from half burnt houses  and the lustrous agitated waves  of the ocean   mingled  with water  shined in   a great manner.                                                                                               75.54
That army of Rakshasas  was looking awful with flags and banners, with excellent axes shaped  swords, consisting of great  horses, chariots and elephants, crowded with foot-soldiers of every description, distinguished by shining pikes, maces, swords, spears, lances and bows which they   held  .  They were   noted for their  redoubtable valour and prowess, with shining lances and rendered noisy by hundreds of tiny bells (tied around chariots, elephants etc) and   the arms of  the  warriors were  adorned with sets of gold ornaments, their axes being brandished, mighty weapons being waved about, arrows fitted to the bows and the whole atmosphere rendered fragrant by the abundance of sandal paste, garlands and wine.                                                                                                                                                       75.55-75.58                             
    After seeing  the army of Rakshasas   which came full of    horrifying warriors   , who thundered like huge clouds   and who were difficult to be defeated   the army of monkeys marched against them.
The  great  army of  Rakshasas   marched jumping forward  towards  the army who were their  enemies   just like moths   flying towards  the flame .                                                                                               75.60
 The   better army of that Rakshasas    who were   holding   iron clubs and tips of arrows in their hands   waved those   and shined   brightly  .                                                                                                         75.61
Then the monkeys    who were  enthusiastic to fight the war   hit    those Rakshasas   with     trees, rocks    and fists and jumped in great frenzy.                                                                                                        75.62
Similarly   those Rakshasas with very great  strength  and valour   , jumped on the monkeys immediately   tore off with arrows   the heads of those  monkeys .                                                                        75.63 
Some of   those Rakshasas wandered in the streets  with ears  bitten, skulls smashed    by the fists of monkeys   and their limbs broken with stones.                                                                                     75.64
But   some monkeys with horrible look   struck those chiefs  of monkeys   with sharp swords and drove them all over the battle field,                                                                                                                   75.65
One warrior killed  one   monkey   who was killing another Rakshasa , a second one threw down  one monkey   who was  throwing down another Rakshasa  ; a third Rakshasa scolded another monkey   who was scolding the other Rakshasa ; while a fourth one chewed  a monkey   who was  chewing another.
One of them requested for blows, another replied that yet another one is giving  and another replied, that he himself is giving  and another said, “Why are you taking pains?”.                                         75.67
In the very great war between Rakshasas and monkeys  , some weapons were made useless , some were dug in to armours of others , long lances were lifted up  and fists, pikes swords and spears were used in the war.                                                                                                                                               75.68-75.69
In the war Rakshasas killed the monkeys in tens and sevens  and Monkeys made ten and seven Rakshasas   fall.                                                                                                                                            75.70
The monkeys caught hold of the Rakshasas whose hair and cloth were in disarray whose spears and armours were  thrown away  and surrounded them from all sides .                                                75.71

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

76.The Monkey  chiefs exterminate  many Rakshasa heroes

(In a great war  Angadha killed   Kampana   and Prajangha,  Dvividha killed Sonithaksha  , Maindha killed Yupaksha and Sugreeva killed  Kumbha.)

When  that horrifying war in which very many valorous warriors were killed   was continuing, Angadha who was eager to fight in a war  attacked the valorous Kampana.                                                     76.1 
Kampana invited Angadha for a war with him and hit him   with speed    with a mace  with great anger before he was ready for a battle    and Angadha   reeled.                                                                     76.2  
Getting back his consciousness   the lustrous Angadha  hurled a mountain peak  and  receiving that hit  Kampana fell down on the ground.                                                                                                           76.3
After noticing that Kampana was killed in the battle  , the fearless Sonitaksha rushed riding a chariot towards Angadha.                                                                                                                                         76.4
He then speedily   struck Angadha with sharp pointed arrows which can tear up the limbs and with fire-like forms which can destroy the world. He struck with many sharp arrows by the names of Kshura, Kshurapra, Naaraacha, Vatsatanta, Shilimukha, Karni, Shalya and Vipatha.                              76.5-76.6
The famous Angadha who was the son of Vali  who was wounded in his limbs  with his great strength crushed   his  terrific bow  , chariot and   arrows.                                                                               76.7
Then the very angry Sonitaksha holding a sword   and a shield jumped from the chariot without hesitation .                                                                                                                                                76.8
When he with great speed jumped towards   him,  the strong Angadha    held him by his hand, snatched his sword and    made a roar like lion.                                                                                                76.9
Then that Angadha cut the shoulders of that Rakshasa    with that sword  from left to right .  76.10
Angadha   holding that large sword   in his hand again and again roared and rushed   towards other  surviving enemies.                                                                                                                                        76.11
Then   the greatly angry Yupaksha      along with  Prajangha   attacked Angadha  riding    on a chariot. 
Meanwhile    that greatly valorous Sonitaksha   who was wearing golden armlets  regained his consciousness  and holding an iron mace   rushed towards Angadha.                                            76.13
The great hero Prajangha along with  the very strong Yupaksa . with great anger rushed towards Angadha with a mace.                                                                                                                               76.14
In the middle of Sonitaksha and Prajangha  , that great monkey shined  like the full moon in between  the two constellations of Vishaka.                                                                                                                     76.15
Then Mainda and Dvividha   stood near  Angadha to protect him and also   to show their skill  in war .
The very strong Rakshasas with their colossal bodies retaliated and rushed in anger, wielding swords, arrows and maces, towards the monkeys.                                                                                               76.17                                                                                                                                                                          
Those three great   monkey chiefs   met   the three Rakshasa lords  and engaged in a great war which made    the hairs to stand erect.                                                                                                                   76.18
The monkeys  collected huge trees and hurled     them towards the Rakshasas but Prajangha cut all of them   with his sword.                                                                                                                                     76.19
The monkeys hurled   trees and rocks    on the chariots and horses towards the Rakshasas but Yupaksha  chopped all of them with    his flood of arrows.                                                                                      76.20
The famous and valorous Sonitaksha  cut off the trees   hurled at him by Dvividha and Mainda  by his sword   in the midway itself.                                                                                                                         76.21    
Holding a huge sword capable of cutting away the vital parts of the enemy  Prajangha   rushed towards   the son of Vali.                                                                                                                                               76.22                                                  
Then that very strong lord of monkeys seeing him coming nearby  struck him  with a very strong Aswakarna tree.                                                                                                                                            76.23
Angadha hit that hand that was holding the sword with his fist  and by that blow of the son of Vali   that sword   fell down.                                                                                                                                         76.24
Seeing that sword fell on the ground   like a pebble  , the very strong Prajangha  tightened his thunderbolt like fist.                                                                                                                                       76.25
     When he struck    the very valorous monkey chief Angadha on his forehead. Angadha  rocked   there itself for a moment .                                                                                                                                    76.26
That lustrous and famous son of Vali  ,  after he regained consciousness  using his fist made the head of  Prajangha fall    from his trunk.                                                                                                                  76.27 
Then Yupaksha seeing that his father’s brother has been killed, with tearful eyes got down from the chariot with a sword as his arrows were exhausted  .                                                                          76.28
Seeing Yupaksha rushing towards him  Dvividha quickly   struck him on his chest   with great anger and strong one also caught hold of him.                                                                                                         76.29
Sonithaksha seeing that his strong brother has been caught  struck the very lustrous Dvividha  on his chest.                                                                                                                                                               76.30
That very strong Dvividha    tottered when struck   but pulled off  the mace of Sonithaksha and lifted him.                                                                                                                                                                 76.31
When this was going on   the powerful   Maidha   came nearer to Dvividha  struck Sonithaksha with his palm on his chest.                                                                                                                                        76.32
Then those violent Rakshasas Sonithaksha   and Yupaksha   carried on a keen contest   with those  two monkeys in the battle field   by pulling and over throwing them   in a severe manner.               76.33
Using his nails Dvividha scratched  the face of Sonithaksha   and threw him on  the flow with all his strength and crushed him.                                                                                                                        76.34
Mainda the monkey chief   was greatly enraged   and  crushed  Yupaksha     with  his arms   and Yupaksha fell down on the ground.                                                                                                                         76.35
The army of the king of Rakshasas was greatly perturbed  when their great warriors were killed  and they then turned their faces  towards the son of Kumbhakarna.                                                           76.36
Kumbha restored the confidence  of  his  army which came speedily towards him  and seeing the great monkeys who could succeed in their aim  had thrown the chief warriors of the Rakshasas , Kumbha did a feat which was   difficult to do in the battle.                                                                           76.37-76.38
Then Kumbha who the best among archers   taking his bow   released several well composed serpentine arrows  which can split open the bodies.                                                                                           76.39
His exceedingly great bow   fitted with those arrows shined like a second bow of Indra  with  the illumination and splendour  of Iravatha.                                                                                           76.40
Drawing that arrow up to the ears   he released those arrows with the golden shaft  and feathers   and struck  Dvividha.                                                                                                                                                   76.41
When Dvividha  the great monkey chief having the splendour of Trikuta mountain ,   was suddenly  struck  by that arrow , with feet  swaying here and there   he fell down throbbing.                             76.42
Seeing that his brother   was defeated in that great battle   Mainda took a very large stone   and rushed with speed to attack that Rakshasa.                                                                                                              76.43
When that stone was thrown at him  by the strong one , that Rakshasa Kumbha broke it in to pieces by five shining arrows.                                                                                                                                          76.44
Then Kumbha selected    another arrow resembling a serpent   and having a good tip   and struck   the chest   of the brother of Dvividha .                                                                                                                76.45
When   that monkey chief was hit by    that arrow   on his vital parts    , he  fainted and fell   on the ground unconscious.                                                                                                                                       76.46    
Angadha seeing that both his very strong uncles   have fallen down  rushed  with speed towards Kumbha   who lifted his bow.                                                                                                                                          76.47
Using five steel arrows    and with three other sharp arrows  Kumbha  pierced Angadha   who was coming towards him  ,like a elephant is pierced by the goad.                                                              76.48
 Then again that valorous Kumbha   pierced Angadha    with many more sharp arrows   decked in gold   with sharp and harsh   tips .                                                                                                                         76.49
That Angadha  the son of Vali though he was wounded with sharp arrows   did not bother much   and rained   rocks and trees aimed at head of Kumbha.                                                                                76.50
The  glorious son of Kumbhakarna    then cut off all those    trees thrown by the son of Vali  and broke the stones.                                                                                                                                                        76.51
Noticing that Angadha was rushing towards him  , Kumbha pierced  his brows with his arrows  , just like an elephant is attacked by flaming torches.                                                                                              76.52
Since blood which was flowing covered one of his eyes  , he covered his eyes dampened with blood  and caught hold of a great sala tree which was nearby   with another   hand.                                          76.53
In the battle field he bend a little  uprooted    that huge tree along with his branches   and held it with his hand.                                                                                                                                                                 76.54 
While all the Rakshasas were staring at it  Angadha with great speed   hurled that tree which was like  Mandara mountain   and was as tall as flag of Indra.                                                                              76.55
With seven sharp arrows   which were capable of splitting the body  Kumbha chopped of that tree    and greatly perturbed  Angadha fell down unconscious .                                                                               76.56
Seeing that Angadha had fallen down   and sunk in the ocean of depression  the monkey chiefs in formed the matter to Rama.                                                                                                                          76.57
Hearing  that Angadha was in great pain   in that great battle   Rama sent  out monkeys under leadership  of  Jambavan.                                                                                                                                                   76.58
Those valorous monkeys hearing the order of Rama   rushed towards Kumbha who     was holding a bow in his hand .                                                                                                                                                      76.59
Holding trees and stones in their hand    and with blood red eyes  due to great anger  desirous of defending  of Angadha   they rushed.                                                                                                         76.60
The enraged Jambavan, Sushena and Vegadarshi, the monkey ran up towards Kumbha the son of Kumbhakarna to attack him.                                                                                                                        76.61
Seeing those very strong monkeys    nearer to him Kumbha   flooded  and covered  them with very sharp arrows  similar to one  stops the stream by use of a rock.                                                                  76.62
When the great monkeys reached within the ambit of his arrows , they were not able to even see him  , just like a ocean cannot overstep its shore.                                                                                            76.63  
Seeing those troops of monkeys being tormented by a flood of arrows, Sugreeva the king of monkeys, keeping Angadha his brother's son in the rear, rushed headlong towards Kumbha in the battle, as a swift as a   lion would pounce upon an elephant walking along the slopes of a mountain.         76.64-76.65
Uprooting many large trees  including an Aswakarna tree  that king of monkeys hurled   them on Kumbha.                                                                                                                                                            76.66
That Kumbha the son of Kumbhakarna   cut off all those which were raining from the sky  which was very difficult job  using very sharp arrows .                                                                                                  76.67
Kumbha who was skilled in hitting    the target  , with his sharp  arrows like the   like the horrifying Shatagunis. (Pieces of  iron spikes)                                                                                                              76.68
 The very strong and    famous  Sugreeva who saw that Kumbha   had chopped off the  rain of trees  was not bothered.                                                                                                                                                    76.69
Tolerating    those arrows  which hit him Sugreeva   took away   Kumba’s bow   which was shining like a rain bow     and broke it all once .                                                                                                                 76.70
Then bouncing after doing this difficult job  , the very angry Sugreeva spoke   to Kumbha   who was  looking like an  elephant whose tusk is broken.                                                                                     76.71
“Oh valorous elder brother of Nikumbha  , your valour   and speed  with which you send the arrow   are astounding.  Both Ravana and you are equal   in subjugating the Rakshasa   force   and in majesty.”
“Oh Kumbha who is similar    to Prahladha, Mahabali  , Indra, Khubera   and Varuna  , you alone were born as strong as your father . “                                                                                                                 76.73
“Even the devas cannot win over you even when you are alone and    holding a spear  , Oh  destroyer of enemies   with long arms . Since worries cannot upset   a person who has subdued his senses  , exhibit your valour   and see   my actions in return.”                                                                              76.74-76.75
“Ravana the brother of your father due to boons received by him   , used  to attack devas and Dhanavas   but  Kumbhakarna on his  part used to tolerate    devas and Asuras.”                                             76.76 
“In use of bow you are equal to Indrajit   and in fame equal to Ravana   and so in the world of Rakshasas    you are the best in strength  and valour.”                                                                                              76.77
“Let all the beings witness   the great and  wonderful fight between you and me  , which would be like the fight which took place between Indra and the Rakshasa   called Shambhara .                      76.78
. “You have already done a matchless act   and due to your mastery in arrows   great monkey heroes  who had terrific valour have fallen down.”                                                                                         76.79
“Oh valorous Rakshasa  , due   to your being tired after your engagement in war  , you were not killed by me  , due to the fear that the world would find fault with me  . So after taking rest find out about my strength.”                                                                                                                                                    76.80
Recognizing those insulting words of Sugreeva  Kumbha ‘s   luster increased like the luster of the sacrificial fire   increases when Ghee  is offered to it.                                                                       76.81
Then Kumbha   caught hold of the arms of  Sugreeva   and breathing heavily again and again   like elephants in rut  , they fastened  their body with each other  and releases  flame and smoke    from their faces due to their tiresomeness .                                                                                               76.82-76.83
By the trampling of their feet , the earth sank down   and   due to their whirling  movements   the ocean became turbulent  .                                                                                                                              76.84
Then Sugreeva tossed  Kumbha in to the salty ocean   and by the swift fall there   Kumbha was able to see   the  bottom of the sea.                                                                                                               76.85 
Due to the falling of Kumbha in it the   waters in the ocean rose   equal to the height  of Vindhya mountains   spreading on all sides.                                                                                                   76.86
The very irritated Kumbha jumped up from there  , threw  down Sugreeva   and struck him on his chest   with his  fist which was like a thunder bolt.                                                                                    76.87
Sugreeva ’s armour was broken   and even some blood oozed out   and his   cage of bones gave a counter strike to the  that awfully forceful fist.                                                                              76.88 
 The hit  by  the force of the fist  , the pain resembled   the fire bursts on the top of Mount Meru   born out of burst of lightning   .                                                                                                                  76.89
 Then the very strong Sugreeva   , who was the foremost of all monkeys   who was struck by Kumbha   tightened his fist which was  like a thunderbolt  .                                                                         76.90
Then  that valorous Sugreeva    brought down his clenched fist which shined like Sun surrounded by thousand rays    on the chest   of Kumbha.                                                                                             76.91
Due to the forceful hit by the fist   that Rakshasa fell down   exhausted  , like   a fire whose flame was exhausted.                                                                                                                                                     76.92
That Rakshasa   who was hit by the fist    of Sugreeva    dropped down like   the planet mars   with splendid rays falling from the sky accidentally  .                                                                                   76.93
When Kumbha was killed   by  the king of all monkeys   who had very great valour  , the earth  , mountains and the   forests  trembled   and Rakshasas were greatly fear struck.                         76.94 

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

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