Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Yudha Kandam 77-92

Yudha Kandam (Contd)

Translated by

77.Hanuman kills Nikumbha

(Nikumbha   the brother of Kumbha attacks  Hanuman to revenge his brother’s death   but he is  killed  by Hanuman)

Seeing his brother was   killed    by Sugreeva   Nikumbha   with an anger capable of burning  to ashes looked at Sugreeva.                                                                                                                                               77.1
Then the very courageous Nikumbha   took an iron club  which   was as big    as the tip of the Mandhara mountain which was bright  and was decorated    by flower wreaths   and   which was provided with    iron plates   measuring five digits.                                                                                                                  77 .2
It was enclosed in gold   with diamonds and rubies   studded on it   and looked like the death dealing staff of  Lord Yama   and monkeys were dismayed   on seeing it   and Rakshasas regained their courage.
Wielding   that weapon   which in size resembled the flag staff of Indra  , the very valorous  Nikumbha   roared ,   opening his  mouth wide open.                                                                                                    77.4
His chest was decorated by a medal of Gold   and he had decorated   his hands with pretty bracelets , his ears were decorated by pendants  , his neck by splendid garlands   and with these ornaments   and his club , Nikumbha   shined like a clouds with its   thunder and lightning   along with a rain bow.   77.5-77.6
The great Nikumbha   holding that club in his hand  , hurled that club with the luster of the sun    on the breast   of the  mighty  Hanuman.                                                                                                                     77.7
The sky   appeared whirling round when   Nikumbha swung  the iron club  and appeared as if  the city of Alaka    along with palaces of Gandharwas    went round   with great speed around  and  moon, stars and planets   joined this race.                                                                                                                                   77.8 
The fire like Nikumbha   with the shine  generated by his club and ornaments  who was greatly angry  was  difficult to be approached like the fire at final deluge.                                                                      77.9
Due to fear neither Rakshasas nor monkeys   were  even able to move  but the very strong Hanuman stood before Nikumbha   baring his chest .                                                                                               77.10
The very strong Nikumbha   with hands which were similar to a club   hurled   his club   which was shining like the Sun   on the chest   of the strong Hanuman.                                                                 77.11
That club which fell on the rock like  broad  chest of Hanuman  ,immediately broke in to   hundreds of pieces   and fell like meteors from the sky.                                                                                                 77.12
That great monkey was not moved by    that hit  of the club   and stood like a mountain    at  the time of earth quake.                                                                                                                                                      77.13
That great monkey  who was  extremely strong  after being struck by the club, clenched   his fist with very great force.                                                                                                                                               77.14
The greatly lustrous ,  valorous  , swift  Hanuman who was as powerful as the wind God   lifted his fist   and hit the chest of Nikumbha with very great force.                                                                               77.15
By his hit ,  the vital parts of the Rakshasa broke up   and blood started flowing from him   and then he resembled   a black cloud with lightning.                                                                                                    77.16
But  Nikumbha was unmoved by that great blow   and  recovered quickly   and caught hold of that mighty monkey  Hanuman.                                                                                                                            77.17
Seeing the  very strong Hanuman   was lifted off the ground by Nikumbha    in the battle ground, the residents of Lanka    gave rise   to a huge roar of joy.                                                                             77.18
Though he was being carried away  Hanuman  , the son of wind God   struck that Rakshasa with his fist which was like a thunderbolt.                                                                                                                     77.19
Freeing  himself from the hold  Hanuman  , the son of wind God   threw that Nikumbha down on earth  and showered blows on him.                                                                                                                       77.20
Throwing down Nikumbha with great force on the earth   with supreme effort  , Hanuman descended on him ,  ,leapt on his chest   and pounded him with great speed.                                                            77.21
Then he caught hold of his head  , twisted his neck   and tore off his huge head   when he was greatly roaring.                                                                                                                                                             77.22
While  Nikumbha who was roaring was killed   by the son of wind god  there ensued   a huge fight   between Rama   and the very angry Makaraksha    who was son of Khara.                                        77.23
When  Nikumbha  had expired  , the monkeys shouted with joy  and all directions echoed with satisfaction   and the heavens appeared to crumble   and the Rakshasas were fear struck.           77.24 

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

78.Makaraksha the son of Khara  goes for war.

(Makaraksha who was the son of  Khara goes to the battle. He sees very many bad omens but continues to the  battle field.)

Hearing  the death of  Nikumbha   and the fall of Kumbha , Ravana was greatly enraged  and burnt like fire.                                                                                                                                                                      78.1
Completely filled with both anger   and sorrow , the Rakshasa king ordered  Makaraksha, the son of Khara    as  follows.                                                                                                                                          78.2
“Obey my command and go with an army, Oh son   and kill Rama as well as Lakshmana  along with their monkey army.”                                                                                                                                                78.3
Hearing the order of Ravana  , that Rakshasa   called  Makaraksha , the  son of Khara  who considered himself as valorous   said , “I will do” .                                                                                                          78.4
Then after saluting the ten necked one , he went round him  and that strong one obeying the orders of Ravana  left that  shining palace.                                                                                                                    78.5
That son of Khara   commanded   an  army chief who was   nearby   to speedily bring him    a chariot as well as the army.                                                                                                                                               78.6
Hearing his words , that Rakshasa  who was   an army chief    brought a chariot as well as army to his proximity.                                                                                                                                                          78.7
Going round the chariot  that Rakshasa   summoned the charioteer   to speedily  drive the chariot   to the battle field.                                                                                                                                                78.8
Then Makaraksha addressed all   Rakshasas and told them,  “Oh Rakshasas , all of you start fighting in front of me.”                                                                                                                                                   78.9
“The great king of Rakshasas  Ravana   has ordered me  to kill Rama and Lakshmana   in this battle .”
“Oh Rakshasas  , with   excellent arrows , I would kill   Rama, Lakshmana  , Sugreeva   and  all other monkeys.”                                                                                                                                                         78.11
“Today by  use  of the   spear, I would completely destroy the  huge army  of monkeys  who have arrived here  , like a fire destroys the dried wood.”                                                                                                78.12
Those  strong Rakshasas who have  assembled   there  ,  heard the words  of Makaraksha  , using various  weapons started to fight .                                                                                                                               78.13
All those cruel Rakshasas    who can assume any form they want  , who had  protruding  large teeth  , tawny coloured  eyes   and disheveled  hair,  created fear due to their huge bodies  and marched like elephants   shaking the earth and surrounded Makaraksha who had a huge  body.              78.14-78.15
Then there arose great noise from  all directions due to playing of  thousands  of  conches  and drums  , lion like roars   and clapping of arms.                                                                                                         78.16
At that time the long whip slipped from the hands of Charioteer of Makaraksha   and his flag staff   broke   due to   the will of fate.                                                                                                                                78.17
The horses which were drawing his chariot  lost their valorous walk   and they started walking listlessly   and timidly with  tears in their eyes.                                                                                                          78.18
When  that angry   and evil minded  Makaraksha marched  ahead   a harsh wind   carrying dust flew against him.                                                                                                                                                    78.19
Though   those greatly valorous Rakshasas saw all  these evil omens   they ignored them  and marched to the place   where Rama and Lakshmana were  situated.                                                                       78.20
Shouting  loudly  that “I will, I will “,   those Rakshasas who were  having the colour  like black clouds, elephants    and buffaloes  and who have been wounded more than once   and were skilled in  martial art  moved here   and there.                                                                                                                        78.21 

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

79.Rama kills Makaraksha.

(A great   battle takes place between Rama and Makaraksha and in the end   Makaraksha is killed by Rama.)

Seeing Makaraksha coming out  , the monkey chiefs   jumped at once   and readied themselves    to fight   with him.                                                                                                                                                                   79.1
After that a huge battle took place between the monkeys and Rakshasas , which made the hairs to bristle and which resembled    the war between Devas   and Asuras.                                                          79.2
The monkeys and Rakshasas  then started hurling   trees , spears, maces   and clubs at each other    and began to crush each other.                                                                                                                                  79.3
Those Rakshasas , who were night wanderers  , made a slaughter of the lions among the monkeys, by means of their javelins, swords, maces, spears, lances, sharp edged spears, slings for throwing stones, nooses, mallets, staffs, missiles and other weapons and by throwing arrows on all sides.           79.4-79.5
When Makaraksha troubled them    with large number of arrows   the monkeys were scared in their mind   and greatly fear struck ran away.                                                                                                          79.6
Seeing all those monkeys running away  , the Rakshasas who were arrogant like lions   roared  sensing victory.                                                                                                                                                                   79.7 Seeing the monkeys fleeing in different directions   Rama stopped those Rakshasas with shower of arrows.                                                                                                                                                                  79.8
Seeing that Rakshasas   were being stopped , the Rakshasa called Makaraksha   burning with great anger spoke the following  words.                                                                                                                              79.9
“”Oh Rama, stop , There would be a one to one fight between us and you would lose your soul   by sharp arrows   sent by me.”                                                                                                                                      79.10
“From the time you killed my father in Dandakaranya   which was a nefarious act done by you  , my anger keeps on becoming violent.”                                                                                                              79.11
“Oh evil soul  Raghava   . since I have not been able to see you from that  time in the great forest my limbs were burning with fury.”                                                                                                                  79.12
“Oh Rama by great good fortune I have been able to see you here as  like a hungry lion   searching for animals to eat, I have been searching for you.”                                                                                      79.13
“Due to the fast arrows which I would be sending   you would start residing in the world of death   and will live there along with warriors killed by you earlier.”                                                                     79.14
“What is the use of telling many words? Please , hear my words . All the world would be watching  me and you fighting here  in this battle field.”                                                                                            79.15
“In this battle field, the fight between us would proceed   either by arrows , mace   or by hands  , as per what you have learnt earlier.”                                                                                                                 79.16
  Hearing the words   of Makaraksha   , Rama the son of Dasaratha    laughingly started speaking because  Makaraksha would keep on talking.                                                                                                      79.17
“Oh Rakshasa, why are  you telling about yourself unnecessarily with so many useless words? How is it possible   to win over me   with the   strength of mere speech?”                                                       79.18     
“In the Dandaka forest   I killed  fourteen thousand Rakshasas and also   your father as well as Trishira   and Dhooshana.”                                                                                                                                          79.19 
“Oh sinner  , today  vultures, jackals and   crows  with their sharp beaks   and goad like claws  would become contented by eating your flesh.”                                                                                              79.20   
 When Rama told like this, the very strong  Makaraksha   sent very many arrows  aimed at Rama in the battle field.                                                                                                                                                   79.21
With  a rain of other arrows   Rama broke those arrows  which were provided with golden shaft  fell on the ground.                                                                                                                                                   79.22  
When  Makaraksha , the son of Khara met Rama the son of  Dasaratha in battle  , the battle raged   furiously.                                                                                                                                                       79.23 
The sound that arose from their bows   with great resonance was   heard on the battle field   like a rumbling sound of clouds in the sky.                                                                                                         79.24  
With the  desire    to watch that wonderful battle  , all the devas, Rakshasas , Gandharwas     , Kinnaras and great serpents    reached  the sky .                                                                                                     79.25  
Though each of them pierced  the limbs of the other, their respective strength only doubled  and they continued to fight   by inflicting blows on each other .                                                                          79.26    
That Rakshasa broke all the arrows sent by Rama    and Rama   broke in many ways the arrows sent by that Rakshasa.                                                                                                                                                79.27
All  the four directions as well as intermediate points were covered by those large number of arrows   and due to the earth being covered by them, it was not even visible  .                                              79.28
Then Rama with long arms   , greatly infuriated because of the fight   broke the bow of that  Rakshasa  and killed his charioteer   by using eight arrows.                                                                                     79.29
Then Rama   broke his chariot with arrows and killed his horses and made them fall  dead  on the ground  and then Makaraksha without a chariot stood on the ground.                                                          79.30
Then that Rakshasa    who was standing on the ground  took in his hand a trident  which made  by its luster   equal to fire  at deluge , all the people greatly scared.                                                           79.31
The great trident which was difficult to obtain was presented to him by Rudra   and generated great fear and that trident shined in the sky   like a great weapon of destruction.                                           79.32
Whirling that great trident   which was shining like fire  , that Rakshasa   in great rage threw it on Rama   who was   a great soul.                                                                                                                                 79.33
Rama   using four arrows  hit  that  shining trident which was hurled by the son of Khara   in the sky itself.                                                                                                                                                               79.34
That trident   ornamented with gold   broke in to pieces   in many ways   and fell scattered on earth   like a big meteor.                                                                                                                                                  79.35
Seeing that   trident was broken by Rama who never gets tired doing his duties, those beings standing on the sky   said , “Excellent, Excellent.”                                                                                                                79.36
When  that Rakshasa Makaraksha saw that his trident was destroyed   , he lifted his fist   and called out to Rama, saying “Wait, wait  .”                                                                                                                           79.37
When the  son of Raghu clan saw  him  rushing towards him, he smiled    fitted in to his bow   The arrow of fire.                                                                                                                                                                    79.38
When that Rakshasa was hit   by that  arrow of Rama ,his heart was split  open  ,and he fell dead  then and there in the battle field.                                                                                                                             79.39
All the Rakshasas seeing the fall of Makaraksha  , greatly   scared by the arrows of Rama  , ran away immediately to Lanka.                                                                                                                                       79.40
Seeing that by the speed of arrows  of the son of the king Dasaratha  , that Rakshasa  who was the son of Khara was killed  those devas  seeing it   from the sky became happy    and felt that a mountain was broke by lightning.                                                                                                                                               79.41

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

80.Indrajit comes to the battle field

(When Ordered by Ravana, Indrajit again came to the battle field. The Uagba he performed gave good omens. He fought becoming invisible   with Rama and Lakshmana. When Lakshmana wants to kill all Rakshasas by one arrow of Brahma, Rama prevents him .  The great war continued.)

Ravana hearing about the slaying of Makaraksha   who has won several battles , due to great rage   grinded his teeth together   and made “Kata-Kata”   sound    and with anger thought about what should be done  and instructed his son Indrajit   to go the battle.                                                                 80.1-80.2
“Oh valorous one   being either invisible or visible   kill the brothers   Rama and Lakshmana  who have very great strength.”                                                                                                                                           80.3
“You have won victory over Indra   of incomparable deeds  in war. Can you kill these human beings  when you see  them in a  battle.”                                                                                                                    80.4
Hearing these words of the king of Rakshasas, he bowed to the commands of his father  , poured oblations in the sacrificial fire  with proper rituals   in the land of Yagna.                                               80.5
While he was pouring oblations  in  the  sacred fire , Rakshasa women  carrying red turbans   hastily arrived at the place where Indrajit was.                                                                                                         80.6
Besides using  blade weapons    as  Shara grass(to be spread)   and using chips of  Vibhhitaka   as wooden chips   to feed the fire , he also used red robes   and used iron ladles   for cleaning  and  pouring  ghee in to the sacrificial fire.                                                                                                                                             80.7
Having spread on the ground around all the sides of the sacrificial fire,  with other weapons along with lances, that Rakshasa   seized hold of the neck of a live goat, entirely black and consigned it to the fire.
Omens indicating victory  appeared in the smokeless fire with great  flames  when   it  was aroused by the first single offering .                                                                                                                                   80.9
The God of fire himself became a visible person  who was spreading the fire towards the right   and who was of golden colour  and received the offering.                                                                                      80.10
After offering scared oblations in fire   and gratifying  Devas, Dhanavas  and Rakshasas  he ascended the chariot with   power to   disappear from sight.                                                                                          80.11
The excellent chariot was drawn by four horses and had in it   sharp arrows and a mighty bow   and looked pretty.                                                                                                                                                    80.12
That chariot  decorated with gold   shined  because of his body  and was decorated   with carved  images  of  deer  , full moon   and crescent .                                                                                                               80.13
The flag post of Indrajit   shined like  the flame of a fire with its  large rings of gold   and studded   with cats eye gems.                                                                                                                                                     80.14
Indrajit , the son of Ravana   who was protected by  Brahma arrow which was as lustrous as the sun  had extremely great strength   and  was difficult to be attacked .                                                                    80.15
Indrajit  who came from the city had obtained the power of vanishing  from sight   by uttering chants   sacred to the Rakshasas   and offering oblations   in the fire , spoke as follows.                                80.16
“I would kill  both the princes who left their home   to become mendicants  and were unnecessarily roaming   and  give victory to my father Ravana    as present   today.”                                              80.17
“Making the world bereft of monkeys  and killing  Rama and Lakshmana , it would great pleasure to me”   and saying this   he vanished from sight.                                                                                      80.18
Egged by Ravana , that  sharp Indrajit  along with his sharp arrows and bow  made of steel   swiftly came to that battle field.                                                                                                                                      80.19
He then saw those great heroes who looked like three headed serpents   shower  very many arrows  standing in the middle of the monkeys.                                                                                                  80.20
Concluding that they were the two princes  , after stringing his bow  he covered them both   with  rains of arrows  just like a rich rainy  cloud.                                                                                                      80.21
He then reached the sky with his chariot   and remaining invisible there  , he struck Rama and Lakshmana with sharp arrows.                                                                                                                   80.22
Those   Rama and Lakshmana   when surrounded by the speed of those arrows  , placed arrows in  their bows  and sent several divine arrows.                                                                                                      80.23
In spite of their covering the sky with net work of arrows  those very strong ones could not hit  him in spite of using divine arrows.                                                                                                                       80.24
After covering the sky,  the great  Indrajit created a dark smoke   and hid  all directions  by enclosing them with a mist like  smoke .                                                                                                                     80.25
While Indrajit was moving about, neither the sound produced by the impact of his palm on the bow string was heard, nor the sound of his wheels or the clattering of hoofs of his horses could be heard, nor did his form come to the view.                                                                                                                   80.26
In that pitch darkness  where visibility is poor  , Indrajit  rained his steel arrows on them   which was like a  rain of stones.                                                                                                                                           80.27
The very angry Indrajit   pierced greatly   the limbs of Rama with his sharp arrows   which were as  shining as the sun and got by him as boons .                                                                                        80.28
The foremost among men Rama and Lakshmana    who were being struck by steel arrows , just like two mountains  hit by torrents of rain  , released golden shafted arrows against Indrajit.                  80.29
Those arrows decorated by the plumes of heron   reached Indrajit   in the sky , pierced him   and fell on the ground   stained by blood.                                                                                                                80.30
Greatly shining those two men began to cut and destroy  the arrows which were falling on them   with 
Weapons called Bhallas.                                                                                                                          80.31
Both Rama and Lakshmana sent their great arrows   towards  the place  from which the sharp arrows were   falling on them.                                                                                                                              80.32
The son of Ravana  who was an  expert in chariot based war  travelled all over the different directions  and with his sharp arrows  and pierced Rama and Lakshmana.                                                       80.33
Those  valorous sons of Dasaratha   who were wounded by   well made arrows with golden shaft  appeared like Kimsuka  trees in flowering.                                                                                        80.34
Like the position of sun cannot be guessed when sky is thickly overcast by clouds  , no one could guess his position , nor form  , nor his bows  and nor anything about him.                                                 80.35
Struck down by him   the monkeys were killed .Those  hundreds  of dead monkeys covered  the surface of earth there.                                                                                                                                         80.36
Lakshmana who was greatly enraged    told his elder brother,  “I shall   employ the arrow of Brahma to kill all the Rakshasas.”                                                                                                                              80.37
Rama who had all auspicious signs  then told Lakshmana,  “You should not kill all Rakshasas  for the   sake of a single Rakshasa.”                                                                                                                      80.38
“You are not supposed to kill  one who is not fighting,  one who is hiding , one  who seeks refuge with folded palms   , one who is fleeing and one who is intoxicated.”                                                           80.39
“Oh  very strong Lakshmana with long arms we shall make efforts to kill  only Indrajit  and we will employ   arrows which  have great speed  and  which are like poisonous snakes.”                           80.40
“The leaders of the monkey army  if they are able to see this Rakshasas would forcibly kill  this harmful one who does magical tricks and remains invisible. “                                                                             80.41
“Burnt by my arrows  , he will fall dead on the ground , even if he enters  the earth   or heaven , or world below  or the sky and remains  there completely hidden.”                                                                  80.42
Speaking these greatly meaningful words like this  the great Rama  surrounded by the great monkeys   started to think of a speedy method of killing the Rakshasa who did cruel deeds.”                        80.43

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

81.Indrajit kills the Sita of illusion

(Indrajit brings a Sita made by illusion through the western gate, When Hanuman and other monkeys were witnessing he killed Sita of illusion. The monkeys become agitated.)

Guessing the mind of the great Rama , then Indrajit turned away from the battle field  and entered in to his city.                                                                                                                                                                 81.1 
Then that valorous  son of Ravana   recollected the killing  of many  energetic Rakshasas went again to fight   with eyes reddened by anger.                                                                                                              81.2
The very valorous Indrajit  who was the enemy of devas  and who  belonged to the Paulasthya clan and who  was surrounded by many Rakshasas came out through the western gate .                                 81.3
Then that Indrajit who saw   the brothers Rama and Lakshmana  who were prepared to fight the war , on his part showed his magical tricks.                                                                                                                 81.4
Placing a Sita created by illusion   on his chariot  , with a large army surrounding that chariot  , intended    to kill her.                                                                                                                                                             81.5
That greatly evil minded   one made up his mind   to confuse everyone   by playing a trick   of  killing that Sita of illusion   and went towards   the  monkeys.                                                                                      81.6
Seeing him coming towards them  , all those monkeys  were greatly agitated   and with   rocks in their hands  , they bounced towards him to fight with him.                                                                               81.7
The elephant like monkey Hanuman   took a very large peak of the mountain   which was difficult to carry   went  in front of them.                                                                                                                             81.8
Then that  Hanuman  saw Sita, the wife of Rama, the best among women, bereft of joy, wearing only a single braid of hair, looking miserable, with her face emaciated due to fasting, dressed in a single worn-out clothing, unadorned and with all her limbs covered with dust and dirt; in the chariot of Indrajit.
As soon as he saw her, he identified her  as Mythili, since he had seen that daughter of Janaka   not long ago .                                                                                                                                                                       81.11
Seeing her as   pained with sorrow  , being without joy  , looking like a saint  , miserable   and sitting beside Indrajit  Hanuman  wondered   about his intentions   and along with other monkey leaders rushed towards  him.                                                                                                                                             81.12-81.13
Seeing the army of monkeys   that son of Ravana benumbed by great anger , drew out his sword from his sheath   and pulled out Sita by her hair.                                                                                                     81.14
When they all were seeing that lady,   that son of Ravana started beating  her   and she who was created by illusion, started shouting “Rama, Rama.”                                                                                                   81.15
Seeing her being caught by her hair  Hanuman the son of wind God  became greatly miserable  and started shedding tears   from his eyes.                                                                                                            81.16
Seeing her who had pretty limbs   who was the darling wife of Rama  , Hanuman with anger told these harsh words   to the son of the king of  Rakshasas.                                                                                      81.17
“Oh evil  soul,  though you were born in a  clan of Brahmin sages   you belong to the Rakshasa clan   and you have touched her hair   for inviting   your ruin.”                                                                                   81.18
“Oh cruel person,  Oh person who is not cultured  , Oh mean fellow   , Oh wicked one  , oh person having sinful valour  , oh pitiless one  , woe unto you for the sinful conduct that you did  . Such an act is not worthy of even a barbarian and so there is no pity for you.”                                                                    81.19 
“Oh  merciless one , Sita   came away from her house   from her kingdom   for being protected by Rama . What wrong has she done to you? Why are you killing her? “                                                                 81.20
“It is definite that after   killing Sita, you would not survive for a long time.  You  who deserve to be killed  , by your act , have fallen in my hands,”                                                                                                       81.21
“Soon you would leave this life   and after death , you would descent to the land of lady killers which is despised   even by those who deserved to be killed by people.”                                                            81.22 
After telling this   Hanuman who was surrounded by monkeys holding their weapons  , with great anger towards the Rakshasas  , rushed towards Indrajit.                                                                                    81.23
But the army of Rakshasas   in great anger   intercepted that monkey army  of great prowess  which was advancing towards them .                                                                                                                              81.24
Stirring up   that army of monkeys with thousands of arrows  , Indrajit replied to Hanuman   , the foremost  of monkeys as follows.                                                                                                                  81.25
“ I am going to kill   Sita for whose sake, Sugreeva. You and Rama have come here    while you are standing and looking on  , now itself. “                                                                                                        81.26
“Oh monkey    , after killing her  , I would be killing you, Rama, Lakshmana  , Sugreeva and the ungentlemanly  Vibheeshana.”                                                                                                                    81.27
“Oh monkey you just said that women are not to be killed but   that which causes  pain and sorrow   to unfriendly people     should be done.”                                                                                                         81.28
After saying this   Indrajit himself  killed the Sita of illusion   who was all the while sobbing    with his sharp edged sword.                                                                                                                                        81.29
That saintly and miserable  one  with broad hips  and  who was pretty to see   was  cut across diagonally  from left to right   and fell down on earth.                                                                                                 81.30
After killing that lady , Indrajit told Hanuman  “See I have killed the darling of Rama    with   my weapon and with this the princess of Videha is no more   and all your efforts are in  vain.”                81.31-81.32
After killing her with his great sword That Indrajit climbed in to his chariot    and with joy   roared loudly. 
All the monkeys  who were standing in front of him    , head his roar , when he shouted with wide open mouth  , sitting comfortably    in the  tower of his aerial chariot  m, which was unreachable for others.
After killing Sita  in that way, the evil-minded Indrajit became exceedingly glad. Seeing him exceedingly pleased, the monkeys looked dejected and suddenly ran away.                                                               81.35                                                                                                                                                                             

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

82.Hanuman goes to inform Rama about  Sita ’s death

(Hanuman wages a great war and when Indrajit starts to  fight again, he decides to inform Rama about Sita ‘s death. Indrajit goes to Nikumbila to perform a Yagna.)

Hearing that huge   roar   which was like the thunder bolt of Indra  , the monkeys after looking in all directions  , ran away here and there.                                                                                                               82.1
Then Hanuman , the son of wind God    spoke to all those monkeys who were running away   dejected   , miserable , scared and widely apart.                                                                                                                   82.2
“Oh monkeys , why are you running away with disappointed faces  and leaving away your enthusiasm to fight ?Where has   your valour gone.”                                                                                                                 82.3
“While I am marching ahead of you,  march behind me, because  it is not proper   for the valorous ones   of a good family    to  run away.”                                                                                                                         82.4
When the wise Hanuman   spoke this way, the monkeys became in a cheerful mood   and collected    mountain peaks and trees   in great anger.                                                                                                        82.5
The best of the monkeys    roared and rushed towards the Rakshasas  and they followed Hanuman by surrounding him from all sides.                                                                                                                            82.6
Hanuman    being surrounded by the chiefs of monkey army   killed   the  army of enemies like a fire with flame.                                                                                                                                                                         82.7
The great monkey accompanied by the monkey army   destroyed   the Rakshasas   like Yama , the god of death at final deluge.                                                                                                                                              82.8
The great monkey Hanuman   gripped by great    sorrow    was very greatly enraged   and threw   a rock on the chariot of Indrajit.                                                                                                                                    82.9
Seeing the rock rushing towards them    the charioteers with the help of obedient horses   drove   the chariot to a far off place.                                                                                                                                  82.10
Not able to reach the chariot along with the charioteer of Indrajit   , that rock fell on   the ground   and split in to pieces  and pierced the earth.                                                                                                       82.11
By the fragments of the fallen rock   the army of Rakshasas   were greatly wounded and   they were greatly perturbed   over possibility of rocks falling on them.                                                             82.12
Monkeys in hundreds   with very huge bodies   lifted up   trees and mountain peaks    and rushed towards   Indrajit.                                                                                                                                                82.13
Those  very valorous monkeys   threw trees and mountain peaks    towards Indrajit in that battle    and by shooting large number of trees and peaks  , the monkeys caused destruction of their enemies  and the monkeys roared greatly  .                                                                                                                            82.14
Struck with trees   with great valour   by those terrible looking monkeys  , the Rakshasas of   hideous appearance   rolled about restlessly in the battlefield.                                                                                82.15
Seeing that his own army is being   tormented by those monkeys  , the very angry Indrajit   took hold of his weapons and started  going towards  his enemies.                                                                               82.16
That Indrajit, of firm  valour , accompanied by his army, by releasing a multitude of arrows, killed a very many number of monkeys.                                                                                                                               82.17
In that battle  , the soldiers of Indrajit  also killed monkeys   with spears  , tips of arrows , swords  , sharp edged weapons and also concealed weapon.                                                                                              82.18
The very strong  Hanuman   played a havoc    among the Rakshasas who did terrible deeds   using trees with excellent branches and    also with rocks.                                                                                            82.19
Keeping the enemy army back  , Hanuman spoke to the other monkeys like this, “Retreat , there is no need to conquer this enemy now.”                                                                                                              82.20
“That Sita for whose sake we were prepared  to sacrifice our lives    with a wish to do what would make Rama happy   has been killed.”                                                                                                                     82.21
“We would inform about this matter   to Rama and even Sugreeva   and then act  according to what   they both want us to do,”                                                                                                                               82.22
 After speaking like this to the monkeys and holding them back  , Hanuman , the chief of monkeys   without any fear   along with his army turned  back.                                                                                  82.23
Seeing Hanuman withdrawing and going to the place    where  Rama was there , that evil soul   went to the   temple (sanctuary?)   called Nikumbila  , with an aim    to pour oblations in the sacred fire.    82.24
After reaching  Nikumbila    Indrajit   poured oblations in the sacred fire  , which   when propitiated by the Rakshasa    by offer of meat and flesh   blazed up and consumed them.                             82.25-82.26
Swollen up   by the oblations of blood that sacred fire   which was highly intense   appeared  like the evening sun   wrapped up in flames.                                                                                                             82.27
Then, Indrajit, well-versed with the technique of performance of  Yagnas   for the prosperity of the demons, poured oblations according to the scriptural precepts. Seeing this, those Rakshasas , who knew what was prudent and evil in major battles, stood firm  as a big crowd by his side.                           82.28

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

83.Enraged Lakshmana berates  Dharma

(When Hanuman tells the news of Sita ‘s death, Rama  faints. Lakshmana who comes there says that following Dharma is foolish. He further tells that in this world most important thing is wealth and  Strength which follows wealth.)

On hearing the great   sound of the battle between  Rakshasas and monkeys   Rama spoke like this to Jambavan.                                                                                                                                                                83.1
“Oh gentle one  , by the way that we hear the rattling sound of weapons  , it seems that Hanuman is  doing a very difficult job  . I am certain of this.”                                                                                               83.2
“And so oh lord of bears  , accompanied by your own army   quickly go there  and help that Hanuman   who is fighting there.”                                                                                                                                           83.3
Agreeing to that   Jambavan surrounded by his own army   went towards the  western gate where Hanuman was fighting.                                                                                                                                          83.4 
Then Jambavan saw   Hanuman coming  surrounded   by   all his monkeys , who had already fought terribly but now sighing with sorrow.                                                                                                                 83.5
Seeing   that terrible army of bears   who looked like a dark cloud    on its way to join  the battle  , Hanuman intercepted them  and told   about everything.                                                                             83.6
With great speed   the great soul Hanuman sought the presence of Rama   along with his army   and spoke  the following words to him.                                                                                                                     83.7
“When we were fighting in the battle ,  while we were seeing  ,  Indrajit the son of  Ravana killed   Sita who was weeping.”                                                                                                                                                83.8
“Oh destroyer of enemies  , with a  heavily distressed mind ,  I saw this and felt greatly sad  and   I have come here    to tell you about that.”                                                                                                                   83.9
Hearing those  words , Rama became very sad   and fainted and fell on the ground   like a tree whose roots are cut off.                                                                                                                                                   83.10
Seeing him who was resembling the gods falling on the ground,  all the chiefs  of the monkeys came there  bouncing  and rushed towards    him.                                                                                                   83.11
They all sprinkled on him water scented with lotus and lilies  as one would do  over   a fire which has suddenly flared  up   and  burning everything .                                                                                               83.12
Then the very sad Lakshmana   hugged   and took  the ailing Rama in his arms   and  spoke   the following very meaningful words.                                                                                                                                       83.13
“Oh gentle brother  , Dharma   cannot save you now   and you  have been sticking to the path of virtue  and  won over your senses  and these cannot save you from adversities.                                                 83.14
“Just like you can see animate and inanimate things  ,  you cannot see   the differences between  virtues and vice and  according to me   Dharma does not exist  .”                                                                            83.15
“Just like you can see animate and inanimate things  ,  you cannot see   the differences between  virtues and vice and    so a man who follows Dharma like you   should not fail like this.”                                  83.16
“If  not following Dharma   has any effect  , Ravana should have   gone to hell   and you   have always been with Dharma  and so    you should not undergo  such sorrow and suffering.  “                         83.17
“Since there is no sorrow occurring to Ravana   and sorrow   has come to you  , the result  of  following vice is Dharma  and the result of following vice is Dharma  and the opposites  seem to have changed each other’s role.”                                                                                                                                              83.18
“If fruit of Dharma  can only be obtained   by Dharma, and fruit of vice can  only be obtained only by vice then  those who are rooted in vice alone   can get only    the  fruit of vice   and     those who are rooted in Dharma can only get fruit of Dharma.”                                                                                              83.19-83.20
“When we see that those  in whom vice is rooted   become prosperous   and those who are   rooted in Dharma suffer , we feel that  both Dharma and vice are useless.”                                                           83.21
“Oh Rama   , if people who do sin are killed by their vice   and then that vice would be forthwith destroyed and afterwards    whom will those unrighteous    destroy?”                                                   83.22
“If a man is killed while performing a ritual  prescribed in the scriptures  or kills another while performing that ritual  , that fate  makes that action tainted  by the sinful act   and not the agent.”  83.23
“Oh Rama   , the destroyer of enemies , it s not clear to me how prosperity    can  be attained by Dharma   for it is attained by luck alone  , Hence to me Dharma seems to be nonexistent.”                                  83.24
“Oh chief among those who follow Dharma  , If Dharma really exists   no misfortune would  have occurred  to you  and  Since you  have got  in to this calamity  and  the hypotheses  that  good will accrue by Dharma is not proved.”                                                                                                             83.25
“Or else   if Dharma   becomes weak and cowardly   and it surrenders before strength  , I have a feeling that   Dharma which lacks strength should not be pursued.”                                                                  83.26
“So please depend on your strength   as   you do now to Dharma  . If Dharma is   subordinate to strength  , give up the feeling of predominance to  Dharma.”                                                                                  83.27
“Oh destroyer of enemies  , if speaking truth is Dharma  , where did Dharma go when our father    was not true to his promise,  was merciless to you  and was disunited from you.   Where you not bound by the   announcement made by our father making you Yuvaraja?”                                                        83.28
“Oh tormenter  of enemies   If Dharma  or vice is with worth pursuing , Indra the wielder  of Vajrayudha   would not  have performed   a sacrifice  after killing Viswarupa.”                                                     83.29
“Oh son of Kakustha clan,  Dharma leads to destruction   but when vice is united with strength  , a man does everything according to his will.”                                                                                                   83.30
“In this case my  opinion is   Dharma  consists of Dharma and strength   and   you  have  cut  off   the roots of Dharma , by spurning the kingdom  at that time.”                                                                  83.31
“By    collecting treasures from place to place  and augmenting it by different actions  , all tasks are indeed fulfilled   ,like the river flowing from the  mountain.”                                                              83.32
“ Being bereft of treasures a man loses his luster  , like small  rivers getting dry during summer   season.”
“ One who is brought   up in comfort , when he renounces wealth   and then   seeks comfort   does a sinful act   and only evil flow from it.”                                                                                                       83.34
"Friends gather round him, who has riches. Relatives stand by him, who has riches. He alone is virile in the world, who has riches. He alone is a learned man, who has riches."                                             83.35
"He alone is a mighty man, who has riches. He alone is a prudent man, who has riches. He alone is highly fortunate. He alone is distinguished, who has riches."                                                                           83.36
“Oh brave one   I told you about the evils one faces   when one sacrifices wealth   and I know extremely well the reasons for which you sacrificed    the kingdom.”                                                                     83.37
“When one has wealth, religious merit   is obtained by him., every one would go round him  .  and to the penniless man , who has desire to earn wealth , Even hunting for wealth may not be possible   and he can never be wealthy.”                                                                                                                                83.38
“Oh king ,   Joy  , pleasures  , pride , virtue  , anger  , peace , control of senses    are all attained by those who have wealth.”                                                                                                                                       83.39
“Those riches  , due to giving up of which  , material happiness   is lost in case of people who practice Dharma  are not seen in you , similar to planets are not seen on cloudy days.                               83.40
“Oh valorous one  , while you were in exile in the forest   by the command of your father  , your wife who was more dear than  soul itself for you   , was stolen away by that   Rakshasa.”                   83.41
“Oh valorous one  , I am only trying to   dispel  that great agony      that you are undergoing  caused by Indrajit . Therefore , Rama  , please get up.”                                                                                          83.42
“Oh tiger among men,  Oh long armed one   , oh person with firm resolve  , get up.  Being  great   with a disciplined mind, why are you not understanding about   yourself.”                                                83.43
“Oh matchless one  , On seeing the death of Sita, I am greatly    enraged.  Please get up and do a favour for me.   I shall completely    destroy with my arrows   Lanka, along with its chariots   , elephants  , and horses along with Ravana. “                                                                                                                      83.44

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

84.Vibheeshana wants Rama r to send Lakshmana to stop the yagna  in Nikumbila.

(Vibheeshana arrives  there at that time and assures Rama, that Ravana would never consent to the killing of Sita. He informs that if Indrajit completes   the Yagna at Nikumbila, he would become invincible. He requests Rama to send Lakshmana with him     so that the Yagna can be stopped.)

When Lakshmana who was fond of his brother     was consoling   Rama,  Vibheeshana    after settling down     the monkey army   in proper positions came there.                                                                  84.1 
Vibheeshana surrounded by four warriors  looking like heaps of collyrium ,   who were chiefs of troops  , who were armed with several types of weapons  and who were looking like elephants    approached Lakshmana who was drowned in sorrow   and the monkeys whose eyes were full of tears. 84.2-84.3
He also saw the great  soul Rama   , who was the son of the Ikshuvaku clan   having fainted   and resting on the lap of Lakshmana.                                                                                                                             84.4
Seeing that embarrassed   Rama who was tormented by sorrow    that Vibheeshana   who was distressed by the sight  , with great   agony   asked, “What is all this?”                                                                 84.5
Seeing the face of Vibheeshana   and also seeing Sugreeva and other monkeys   Lakshmana with tears flowing from his eyes   spoke    these  greatly meaningful words.                                                      84.6
“Oh gentle one,   On hearing the words from Hanuman    that  Sita was killed by Indrajit  , Rama   fainted and fell down. “                                                                                                                                           84.7
Intercepting Lakshmana    while he was narrating   Vibheeshana   spoke these meaningful words to Rama who was unconscious.                                                                                                                              84.8
“Oh king among men, I think what you have been told by Hanuman    with great sorrow   to be as absurd as drying of the sea.”                                                                                                                                84.9
“Oh long armed one, I know what opinion  ,  the evil minded Ravana holds about Sita. He would never do the killing of Sita.”                                                                                                                             84.10 
“Though as a well wisher of Ravana    I begged him several times   to give up Sita  , he did not  agree to my advice.”                                                                                                                                               84.11
“It could not be done   neither   by peace, dissension   and by giving gift and how is it possible    by fight or any other means?”                                                                                                                                84.12
“ Oh great one , after   hoodwinking these monkeys by illusion  , he played the part  . Please know   that Sita whom he killed is  an illusion.”                                                                                                         84.13
"After reaching  the temple  by name of  Nikumbila, this  son of Ravana   will pour oblations into the sacred fire. On returning after  the  pouring oblations into the sacred fire, Indrajit will prove difficult to be  defeated   in battle, even by  devas including Indra."                                                                     84.14
“It is definite that it was a  show of illusion   that he performed  using magical tricks. Expecting these valorous monkeys     would accept it.”                                                                                                     84.15
“Before the   sacrifice   is completed  , we should  go there   along with the army  . oh tiger among men  . Give up this improper sorrow   which has come upon you.  . On seeing you suffering from sorrow    all your army is becoming despondent.”                                                                                            84.16-84.17
“You please  stay  here  with a peaceful  heart   and confidence .  and send with us  Lakshmana    and the  army.  “                                                                                                                                                            84.18
“Let this tiger among men using very sharp   arrows   make the   son of Ravana    abandon the act of sacrifice   and then  it is possible     to  kill him.”                                                                                    84.19
“Lakshmana ‘s     arrows  which are very fiery   and very   sharp   with a speed   of the wings of the bird   can    drink his blood   like   the birds which are not lovely.  “                                                            84.20
“Oh long armed one,  so send    the auspicious looking Lakshmana   ,  who is like the thunderbolt sent by Indra   the king of  devas, to kill Indrajit.”                                                                                               84.21
“Oh best among men  , it is not proper   to delay the killing of the enemy   and so now you give permission by your words   to Lakshmana     to destroy   the enemy   as Indra would hurl his Vajrayudha     to kill enemies of devas.”                                                                                                                         84.22
“If that Indrajit   , the greatest among Rakshasas completes his sacrifice    he will become invisible   and even devas   and Asuras would not be able to see him  in the battle. If after  completing the sacrifice  , he comes to fight  , even the devas would not be confidant   to retain their lives in a battle  with him.”

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

85.Lakshmana along with army reaches Nikumbila

((Rama requests Vibheeshana to repeat  what he said. Vibheeshana says that if the Yagna at Nikumbila is stopped, then only Indrajit  can be killed.  Lakshmana along with his army reaches Nikumbila  in time.)

Rama who was greatly sorrowing   after hearing those words   could not understand clearly what was told by the   Rakshasa.                                                                                                                                       85.1
Then Rama the conqueror of enemy cities   after   taking   courage   spoke  to Vibheeshana     who was   sitting near him and in front   of the monkeys.                                                                                              85.2
“Oh king of Rakshasas ,  I want to hear the words  spoken   by you again .And please tell me again, what    you wanted   to tell me .”                                                                                                                                  85.3
 That   expert in speech after hearing the words of Raghava   spoken with sadness  again   spoke those words   gently.                                                                                                                                                     85.4
“Oh long armed  valorous  one  , you had ordered me to marshal the troops properly   and immediately   after hearing your   words , I have   done accordingly .”                                                                              85.5
“All those armies    were  properly divided and positioned   at all places and I have even  the commanders   were  also properly  positioned  as   per  their ranks .”                                                      85.6
“Oh Great Lord , I have to tell you something more   and please listen to it  ,  When you are sorrowing without any reason  , we all feel pain in our hearts.  “                                                                                 85.7
“Oh king, please  leave   this false sorrow  that  has come to you.  . Let your worry , which will increase  the pleasure of your enemies  may be given up.”                                                                                        85.8
“  Oh valorous one  , if you want to get back your Sita   then the  Rakshasas are to be destroyed and so   suit yourself   to the required action    and become cheerful.”                                                                 85.9
“Oh  son of Raghu clan, please listen to what I tell which is for your benefit.  Immediately Lakshmana accompanied by a large army   should reach Nikumbila and kill Indrajit by releasing   fatal and serpentine  snake like arrows.  “                                                                                                                            85.10-85.11
“That valorous one   by penance   addressed to Lord Brahma  has obtained Brahma arrow  and horses which travel    according to his will.”                                                                                                          85.12
“He has now reached Nikumbila along with his army.  And suppose he completes the fire sacrifice there  and comes back   , know that all of us would be killed.”                                                                       85.13
“A boon was given to that intelligent Rakshasa by Brahma, the god of all worlds   as follows, “  Oh Indrajit , oh long armed one   that  valorous  enemy who strikes you  with his bow drawn, while you are going to Nikumbila or  while you have not arrived at Nikumbila or   while   you have not offered your oblations at Nikumbila   would be the cause of your death.”                                                   85.14-85.15
“Oh very strong Rama  , give orders for killing Indrajit   for when he is killed   know that   Ravana   along his friends is also killed.”                                                                                                                             85.16
Hearing the words of Vibheeshana, Rama replied to him, ,”Oh truly valorous one  ,I know about the illusion   created by that angry Rakshasa,”                                                                                             85.17
“That intelligent Indrajit knows how to use the arrow of Brahma   and he is also the master of many magical tricks. Also he is so strong   that in battle  he can  make Varuna and other Gods faint.”  85.18
“The movement of that very famous hero   while he travels in his chariot on the sky   is not known to others, like the sun cannot be seen if there    are dense clouds.”                                                        85.19
Knowing well    the valour and magical tricks   of that evil minded enemy  , Rama spoke to Lakshmana  endowed with great glory.                                                                                                                          85.20
"Oh Lakshmana,  You, accompanied by that entire army which stands at the disposal of Sugreeva, along with  the  troop-commanders with Hanuman  as their head  and protected by Jambavan the lord of bears, who will be accompanied by his army, go and   kill that Indrajit the prince of Rakshasas , rich in the power of magical tricks."                                                                                                            85.21-85.22
“Along with his ministers the great  Rakshasa    who knows all his magical tricks   will follow behind you.”           
Hearing the words of Raghava  , Lakshmana  who is of matchless valour, along with Vibheeshana       gathered   his excellent bow.                                                                                                                   85.24
The happy  son of Sumithra   well prepared wearing his armour  ,  and holding his sword  , arrows   and bow in his left hand  , touched the feet of Rama   and told.                                                              85.25
“Today   the arrows released from my bow    would pierce the son of Ravana   and fall in the city of Lanka   like the swans descending in to the lotus pond.                                                                   85.26
“Now itself my arrows   released    from the bow string of my great bow   would split his angry body   and would blow   him away.”                                                                                                                        85.27
 That greatly lustrous one after speaking like this in front of his brother , with the desire to kill the son of Ravana  marched quickly from there.                                                                                                  85.28
After saluting, the feet of his elder brother   and  after going round him  , he went towards the temple (sanctuary) of Nikumbila protected by the son of Ravana  .                                                           85.29
 The glorious Lakshmana   the son of the king, after obtaining the blessings of his brother , quickly   started   along with Vibheeshana.                                                                                                        85.30
He was accompanied by many thousands of monkeys lead by Hanuman   and Vibheeshana and all his ministers followed him behind.                                                                                                             85.31
When he along with    a huge monkey army   was going speedily    he saw the great bear army   lead by Jambavan on the way .                                                                                                                           85.32
After going a long distance with   difficulty and speed the son of Sumithra who was   a joy   to his friends   saw at a distance saw the army of Rakshasa  which was  battle ready.                                        85.33
Arriving at Nikumbila    that son of Raghu clan , who was a destroyer of his enemies  who  had a bow in hand saw Indrajit   who was an expert in magic   as per the boon obtained from Brahma.      85.34
That famous son of a king   was along with  Vibheeshana , heroic Angadha  , and Hanuman the son of wind God.                                                                                                                                                  85.35
Lakshmana entered the enemy camp   which consisted of different types of people , Completely covered with flags   and with huge number of chariots  with array of spotless weapons   with unimaginable speed  similar to one who enters the veil of darkness.                                                                                85.36

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

86.  Yagna at Nikumbila is stopped

(Lakshmana  using ferocious attack on Rakshasas stops the Yagna at Nikumbila. Indrajit ,  coimbs on his chariot and comes to fight. When he sees Hanuman  killing Rakshasas, he takes an arrow to kill Hanuman. Vibheeshana advises  Lakshmana to kill Indrajit.)

In   that circumstance , the brother of Ravana spoke to Lakshmana  words   which   are advantageous to him and disadvantageous to   the    enemies.                                                                                   86.1
“Let this army of Rakshasas which looks black like the cloud   be opposed in a battle    by the monkeys    using Rocks as weapons.”                                                                                                                    86.2
“Oh Lakshmana then you to try    to break that mighty army  , for when the army is broken  ,Indrajit would come in to our vision.”                                                                                                            86.3
“Then you rush forward quickly   by keeping on sending arrows equal to Indra ‘s thunder bolt   on the enemies so that the fire sacrifice is not carried through.”                                                          86.4
“Oh valorous one  , kill the son of Ravana     who is an evil soul   interested in performing conjuring tricks  , which are unjust  , who does cruel deeds    and    who makes all the world scared.”         86.5
After hearing the words of Vibheeshana  , the auspicious looking Lakshmana    rained   arrows  which were aimed   at the son of the king of Rakshasas.                                                                     86.6
The bears as well as monkeys   , who fight with huge trees   rushed towards  the  Rakshasa army   arranged in a battle array.                                                                                                             86.7
The Rakshasas also using sharp arrows  , swords  , spears and Javelins   attacked   the monkeys in the battle   with an intent to kill them.                                                                                             86.8
With a   great noise   that tumultuous battle   which was fought between monkeys and Rakshasas made  Lanka   very noisy from all directions.                                                                                       86.9
The sky was completely covered by weapons of various types like    sharp   arrows, trees   and tossed up mountain tops.                                                                                                                               86.10
Those Rakshasas with ugly faces    and arms   by hurling   various weapons   on the monkeys created great fear  among them.                                                                                                               86.11
The monkeys too  struck and killed    all the Rakshasas   in the battle   with all types of trees   and peaks of mountains .                                                                                                                                 86.12
When the chiefs of monkeys and bears   who were  very strong and had huge bodies  started killing them, the Rakshasas were greatly scared.                                                                                  86.13
Hearing that his    army is being tormented by enemies   and were dejected  , the unconquerable Indrajit   left the place of sacrifice without   completing the sacrifice.                                                   86.14
The very angry   son of Ravana   came out of   the darkness created by trees   and ascended his firmly   yoked chariot which was kept ready .                                                                                            86.15
That  huge  one   along with his huge bow and arrows  , looking like a mountain of collyrium   with blood red eyes  appeared like   the cruel God of death.                                                                       86.16
When the army of Rakshasas   saw Indrajit riding on a chariot  , with a great  speed    they turned back with a desire to fight with Lakshmana ,                                                                                        86.17
At that time Hanuman, the destroyer of enemies   who was looking like a mountain   lifted   a matchless  large tree  and killed the army of Rakshasas   like the fire at deluge   and he also made many soldiers of  Rakshasa army unconscious.                                                                                                  86.18-86.19
Seeing that son of wind god   destroying their army with great speed   thousand of Rakshasas hurled their weapon at him.                                                                                                                         86.20
Approaching Hanuman who was   looking like a mountain, the Rakshasas   bearing pointed pikes struck him from all sides with pikes, those carrying swords in their hands with swords, those carrying javelins in their hands with javelins,  those carrying iron rods and maces  with iron rods with maces,  those armed with sharp-edged spears with bright-looking spears, with hundreds of cylindrical wooden pieces studded with iron spikes, with steel hammers, ,with awful axes, with slings for the rowing stones, with their thunderbolt-like fists and slaps which fell like flashes of lightning. Then, the enraged Hanuman made a colossal destruction of those demons.                                                                                     86.21-86.24
That  Indrajit saw   that monkey chief    who was similar to a mountain  , without any fear  killing  his enemies.                                                                                                                                                     86.25
He then spoke the following words to his charioteer  ,  “Go to the place where the monkey is fighting.   If he is neglected   then he will definitely kill all the  Rakshasas.  “                                                             86.26
 When Indrajit ordered like this  that charioteer   carrying   the greatly unconquerable   Indrajit who as sitting on the chariot   went to the place   Where Hanuman was there.                                      86.27
After Coming near Hanuman    that Rakshasa  who is difficult to be defeated   hurled  swords  , spears   and axes aimed at the head of Hanuman.                                                                                           86.28
Receiving those weapons which were terrible  , that son of wind god   with great anger   spoke the following words.                                                                                                                                       86.29
“Oh evil minded son of Ravana  , if you think you are really valorous  fight with me and then you would not go back alive.”                                                                                                                                   86.30
“Oh fool, if you wrestle with me with me  using bare arms    and can withstand my force  , then you would be considered as the best among Rakshasas,”                                                                       86.31
When the son of Ravana   was  trying to kill Hanuman,  with  raising his bow , Vibheeshana    told  Lakshmana.                                                                                                                                               86.32
Seated in a chariot that son of Ravana    who has defeated Indra    is trying to kill   Hanuman. 86.33
“Oh Lakshmana , using your very  horrifying  arrows made as a result of great craftsmanship,  which drives away your enemies and kills them,   kill that Indrajit .                                                             86.34
After hearing these words of Vibheeshana   who was  a sight of scare to his enemies   that great Lakshmana   saw Indrajit who was like a mountain  , who has great strength   and who was difficult to approach  seated on his chariot.                                                                                                               86.35

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

87.Vibheeshana takes  Lakshmana to the sacred spot

(Vibheeshana then takes Lakshmana to the banyan tree in the sacred spot. He says , if Indrajit offers oblations there no one can kill him. Indrajit comes there at that time and shouts against Vibheeshana for doing treacherous act against  his own brother’s son. Vibheeshana replies,)

After speaking like this to the son of Sumithra ,  Vibheeshana was happy   , and took  his hand which held the bow in to his   hands  and speedily  walked  away from there.                                                         87.1
Moving not very far from there   and entering in to a great forest  Vibheeshana   showed the place where Indrajit   was proposing to pour the  oblations.                                                                              87.2
Showing a very huge  banyan tree   which looked like  a black cloud  , that brother  of Ravana with great luster   told Lakshmana.                                                                                                                                    87.3
“After   offering oblations   to the spirits here  that strong son of Ravana  ,  would proceed  to the battle from here.  “                                                                                                                                                        87.4
“Then that Rakshasa would become   invisible to all beings   and then he kills some enemies     and ties some other enemies   with his great arrows.”                                                                                               87.5
“Before that   very strong son of Ravana reaches this banyan tree   kill him with your sharp arrows   along with his chariot, horses and charioteer.”                                                                                            87.6
When the son of Sumithra, the delight to his   friends   who was greatly lustrous was told like this  he  said, “So be it” and stood there twanging his wonderful  bow at  full length.                                        87.7
That strong  Indrajit  , son of Ravana riding on a chariot of the  colour of fire with a flag , wearing an armour    and sword    appeared there.                                                                                                        87.8
Then that very lustrous one   spoke  to Indrajit of the Paulasthya clan   who had never been defeated ,
“I am inviting you to fight with me  . Give me a war  which is right.”                                                       87.9
When the greatly lustrous one told like this   to the self willed son of Ravana  , seeing Vibheeshana there,   he   spoke    the following harsh words to  him.                                                                         87.10
“You have brought  him   in this place  and you  are the brother of my father  and oh Rakshasa , being a father  , how  can you  be hostile to a son?”                                                                                             87.11
“Oh evil minded person,  oh hater of Dharma  , you do not  consider  about  birth in the same clan as  brotherhood   or pride of birth  or  desirable  or sharing   dharma.”                                                   87.12
“Oh evil minded person , you evoke pity   and deserves to be reproached   by people having good mind    as you have abandoned your own people   and entered in to service of the enemy.”                     87.13
“You are not able to appreciate the difference   due to your feeble mind   between living together   with your clan   and living along    with the enemies.”                                                                                     87.14
“Enemies may have good qualities   and our own people may be having bad qualities   but in spite of that  our own people without any good qualities are preferable,  as enemies are always enemies.”        87.15
 “He who deserts his own people     and serves the   side of his enemies  , would lead to the destruction of his own people   and he would be later  killed by those enemies.”                                                  87.16
“Oh brother of Ravana  , Oh Rakshasa, the ruthlessness  shown by you   in bringing Lakshmana  here is abhorring  and  is possible only by you   among our people.”                                                                87.17
Hearing these words of his  brother’s son  Vibheeshana replied, “Why are you talking like this , though you know my character   well.”                                                                                                                  87.18
“Oh wicked son of the king of Rakshasas , at least due to respect to elders    do not speak harshly .Though I am born in the Rakshasa clan who do cruel deeds  ,  I  am by nature good   which is   prime virtue of human beings and not Rakshasas.”                                                                               87.19
“I do not love cruel acts   and going against Dharma does not interest me  .How can a brother drive away his brother , even if  his nature  is different?”                                                                                         87.20
“Abandoning a man of sinful conduct  whose conduct has deviated from Dharma  , one attains happiness   like a man    shaking away a poisonous serpent from his hand.”                                                               87.21
“The wise people say   that abandoning   an evil soul   who steals properties of  others   , or with lust touches the wife of others ,  is like abandoning   a burning house.”                                                        87.22
“Stealing others property,  touching lustfully wife of others  , and not trusting one’s own friends   are the three faults   that lead to destruction.”                                                                                                          87.23
“ The great faults like killing of great sages, war against gods  , arrogance  , short temper  quarrelsomeness  and ill will , which destroys life and lordship,  have concealed all good qualities   of my brother   like clouds conceal mountains.”                                                                                           87.24-87.25
“Because of these faults   I have abandoned my brother who is your father .The city of Lanka, you  and your father    would not exist for a long time.”                                                                                             87.26
“Oh Rakshasa, you can talk in any manner to me as you like  as you are arrogant  , foolish, undisciplined and   tied by   the noose of God of death.”                                                                                                    87.27
“Oh  worst Rakshasa , you have got in to this sorrow  because you spoke harsh words with me today . You cannot reach the Banyan tree today.”                                                                                                   87.28 
“If you attack the son of Kakustha clan , you will   not be able to live ,When you enter  in to battle with the God among men Lakshmana  , you will be killed and do the work of Gods in the    abode of Yama .” 
“Show off your  the strength  of soul that you have earned, by spending away all your weapons      because   you would not be returning alive to your army today .”                                                           87.30   

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

88.The great war between Indrajit and Lakshmana

A great war of words as well as arrows ensue. Though both of them were hit by each other , they did not feel tired.)

Hearing the words of Sugreeva, the son of  Ravana got very angry   and spoke harsher words  and rushed forward in rage .                                                                                                                                                     88.1
Indrajit  who was looking  like the God of death at  time of final deluge and    sat    on a well decorated and distinguished chariot  , yoked with   black horses .  He was armed with upraised bow   and other weapons   besides   a big ,  terrific   , strong  , enormous and swift bow   and also   had arrows which can torment enemies.                                                                                                                                       88.2-88.3
That strong  one who was fully adorned  ,  carrying    a very large  bow   sat on a chariot and saw Lakshmana   , brother of Rama  who was  wearing ornaments  having great splendour.                       88.4
Indrajit hurriedly spoke to the great monkey  Hanuman   and to the son of Sumithra   who had climbed   on Hanuman ’s back  and who had the splendour of the rising sun   and to  Vibheeshana  “Now you will be witnessing my valour.”                                                                                                               88.5
“Now you would be facing the rain of my arrows released  in the sky  from my bow   which are indefensible  , in the battle field.”                                                                                                                        88.6
 “Today the arrows which are to be released from my great bow   will destroy your bodies   , like fire destroys   a pile of cotton.”                                                                                                                                   88.7
“ Today I will pierce you with sharp arrows  ,  spears, javelins  and lances   and send  all of  you   the world of  God  of death  , Yama.”                                                                                                                         88.8
“Who can afford to stand before me  , when I release my rain of arrows  like the thundering of the cloud    with my swift hand  in the battle.”                                                                                                                      88.9
“Earlier   in a battle at night  , both of you  along with Sugreeva and   all  your followers   were made   unconscious by my arrows which appeared to have a diamond tip   and were   made to   fall down on the  floor.                                                                                                                                                                       88.10
“ Do you not remember that?  . I feel that you are all   on the road to  the world of Yama   since you have come here   to give me a battle in spite   of my anger .”                                                                               88.11
Hearing that roar   of that king of Rakshasas  , Lakshmana  with a courageous face   spoke the following words  to the   angry  son of Ravana.                                                                                                                88.12
”Oh Rakshasa  You were talking about completion of tasks  which are difficult to achieve. He alone is  considered cleaver   who completes his job   wherever practicable  .”                                                      88.13
“Oh evil minded one ,   you are thinking that you have completed your job   by telling  it by words  alone  and the job  is difficult   to achieve by any one   and   you do not have   the   capacity   to achieve.”  88.14
“On that day , you became invisible in the battle field   and that way is followed only by thieves   and not   valorous heroes.  “                                                                                                                                              88.15
“Oh Rakshasa   , have you used up all your great arrows? Now I am standing before you   and so show your strength   today. What is    the point bragging about it?”                                                                  88.16
Hearing these words  , the very strong  Indrajit   who has been victorious in battles   reached   for his very huge bow   and sent very many sharp arrows from it.                                                                        88.17
Duely reaching Lakshmana, the arrows released by Indrajit, which rushed with great speed and were as deadly as the venom of serpents, fell like the hissing of snakes.                                                               88.18
Indrajit , the son of Ravana who was swift   released very speedy arrows  in the battle on Lakshmana who had auspicious signs.                                                                                                                               88.19
With arrows piercing  Lakshmana ‘s  body  , it was drenched in blood   and it shined like  a fire without smoke .                                                                                                                                                              88.20
Thinking over the great job done by him  ,Indrajit  approached Lakshmana    and gave out a great roar  and spoke   the following words.                                                                                                                  88.21 
“Oh Lakshmana    the sharp edged , fatal    arrows of mine which have wings   , released from my bow   will now take your life.”                                                                                                                                   88.22
“Oh Lakshmana,  Let large  number of jackals   , vultures and hawks   descend upon you  , when you have been hit by me and are dead.”                                                                                                                       88.23
“The very   evil minded  , ever ungentlemanly  Rama  now itself would be able to see  you  , his very devoted brother  who is only a namesake Kshatriya  killed by me.”                                                      88.24
“Oh son of Sumithra, you would be struck down by me  with your armour broken,  with bow scattered    and your head   cut off.”                                                                                                                                 88.25
When the son of Ravana   told these words with anger and harshness  , Lakshmana who had a command of the language   replied with these logical words.                                                                                    88.26
“Oh evil minded Rakshasa , omit these empty words  as well as cruel deeds . Why are   you  engaged in idle talk?    Prove it with your good work.”                                                                                                 88.27
“Oh Rakshasa  , without doing any act , why are you boasting about yourself?  Perform  your job   by which I can believe in your boasting.”                                                                                                           88.28
Oh worst of males  Without talking    even a few harsh words , without abusing you     and without talking about myself  , I would kill you.”                                                                                                        88.29
After talking like this   Lakshmana took hold of five steel arrows   pulled them up to his  ears   and hit that  Rakshasas ‘s chest     with great speed.                                                                                                88.30
Those arrows  with feathered and golden plumes  shining like serpents  , hit the chest of the Rakshasa   and shined like rays of Sun.                                                                                                                             88.31
Then the son of Ravana  who was struck by those arrows got very angry   and pierced Lakshmana   with three well directed arrows.                                                                                                                             88.32
That very terrific fight between  the lions among men and Rakshasas , each of whom wanted to conquer the other   became tumultuous  and terrific.                                                                                             88.33 
Both of them were endowed with strength   and both of them were  valorous, both of them were very difficult to defeat  and  both matchless in their strength and luster.                                                    88.34
Those two people who were difficult to defeat    were like planets in the sky and  fought like Indra   and Vruthrasura.                                                                                                                                                     88.35  
Those two great people fought   like lions  and were engaging  several streams of arrows  and those chief of men and chief of Rakshasas fought     with great joy  .                                                            88.36-88.37 
Then the son of Dasaratha , the tormenter of his enemies , after fitting arrows on his bow released them on Indrajit and they went there  like hissing serpents.                                                                            88.38
When the lord of the Rakshasas heard the twang sound made  by  Lakshmana, he became pale faced  and he fixed his gaze on Lakshmana.   “                                                                                                   88.39
Seeing that Rakshasa who was the son of Ravana becoming pale faced Vibheeshana told Lakshmana who was engaged in the battle.                                                                                                                  88.40
“Oh long armed ones , I am seeing certain signs  in the son of Ravana indicating  that he is disappointed and so without any doubt   make haste .                                                                                                   88.41
Then fitting on his bow sharp arrows  which were similar to poisonous snakes , that son of Sumithra  ,
sent those arrows which   were  like serpents full of poison.                                                                 88.42
Wounded by the arrows of Lakshmana , which invaded all his senses  which was like  the painful touch of Indra ‘s thunderbolt  , Indrajit was stupefied   for a moment.                                                                88.43
Gaining back his consciousness in a moment  and with regaining control of his sense organs , He saw the valiant son of Dasaratha  before him.                                                                                                         88.44
With eyes turning red due to anger , he walked near   to the son of Sumithra  and again told these very harsh words.                                                                                                                                                    88.45
“Why are you not remembering   my valour  in the first encounter   between us , when I tied you and your brother  and you wriggled on the floor.                                                                                            88.46
“Both of you in that war by my arrows which were equal to Indra ‘s thunderbolt , were laid down unconscious on the earth .”                                                                                                                        88.47
“The fact that you desire to attack me  may mean  that  the memory of  that incident is not with you or you desire     to go the land of Yama.  “                                                                                                    88.48
“If you were not able to see my prowess in the first encounter , stand ready, for I am going to show you my valour now.”                                                                                                                                            88.49
Speaking thus he hit Lakshmana with seven arrows  with the   ten best of arrows  which were   sharp he hit Hanuman.                                                                                                                                                  88.50
Then that valorous one with twice that much anger using one hundred   well aimed arrows wounded  Vibheeshana.                                                                                                                                                   88.51
When the younger brother of Rama    saw the great feat accomplished by Indrajit , he disregarded  it and derided it by saying , “This is nothing”,  greatly enraged     and with a fearless face , that best among men ,took out some very terrific arrows and sent them towards  Indrajit.                                        88.52-88.53
“Oh Rakshasa , true heroes in a battle do not strike like this , since your arrows are weak, mild and  without strength.”                                                                                                                                        88.54
“Those valorous persons who are aiming at victory do not fight like this, “  saying like this Lakshmana  rained more arrows on Indrajit.                                                                                                                  88.55
Then hit by Lakshmana ‘s arrows a large armour made of gold  slipped down in the middle of the chariot  looking like cobweb of stars falling from the sky.                                                                                 88.56
The valorous Indrajit  with his armour destroyed  by those steel arrows  and also having been wounded looked like the sun  at dawn.                                                                                                                     88.57
Then greatly enraged that son of Ravana using one thousand arrows  wounded Lakshmana   in that great battle.                                                                                                                                                             88.58
The large divine armour of Lakshmana broke in to pieces  and thus those two great warriors vied with each other  in attack and retaliation.                                                                                                        88.59
Those two with all their body wounded  in that fight , were coated with blood  and breathing with difficulty continued to battle tumultuously  .                                                                                           88.60
For a long time those valorous ones  who were both greatly skilled in war  using very sharp arrows  were cutting each other.                                                                                                                                            88.61
Those two heroes of terrific prowess stayed  on  with great effort trying  for  their own victory,  and as they were  wounded  all over with a multitude of arrows as also their armour and standards  have been torn to pieces were seen emitting hot blood, just  as two water-falls gushing hot water.                   88.62
A long  time elapsed while the two warriors fought  sending   terrific stream of arrows with an awful clamour,  similar  to  two dark destructive clouds raining from the sky. They neither turned their back from the battle, nor experienced any tiredness.                                                                               88.63-88.64
Those best among archers   showed off their  skill in arrows  again and again  and created net work of arrows   big and small in the sky.                                                                                                                     88.65
Loosening their arrows  without error , gracefully and easily in a wonderful way, both the man and the Rakshasa  carried on a tumultuous and terrific war.                                                                                    88.66
Again a again a terrible sound  which was greatly tumultuous   which was horrifying was  created  and it was similar    to a very great   thunder storm .                                                                                               88.67
The sound of fight created  by those two  who were engaged in a great fight  was  similar to the rumbling of thunder created   by  two great clouds in the sky  .                                                                                 88.68
Using sharp steel arrows decorated by gold and wings  they wounded each other  and those two famous warriors  fighting for victory profusely bled .                                                                                                 88.69
Those arrows decorated by wings after wounding them fell on the earth  smeared with blood and pierced     the earth.                                                                                                                                           88.70
Other properly aimed  arrows sent by them clashed  in thousands   with other sharp   weapons        on the sky and shattered and broke them.                                                                                                          88.71
The pile of arrows lying on the battle field resembled  like a huge heap of sacred Kusha grass  by the side of the sacred fire in sacrifices.                                                                                                                          88.72
The wounded  and bleeding bodies of those two mighty warriors shone like Kimshuka and Shalmali trees in full blossom, deprived of leaves.                                                                                                                   88.73
Indrajit and Lakshmana    wishing for their own victory again and again carried on a very tumultuous and terrific  battle .                                                                                                                                                       88.74
In that war Lakshmana was hurting Indrajit and Indrajit was hurting Lakshmana  and though both of them were hurting each  other, they both did not feel tired.                                                                      88.75
With those net of arrows entering their body and hurting them  those auspicious great warriors were looking like a mountains throwing out plants from them.                                                                           88.76
At that their bodies dampened all over by blood  and covered with arrows all over shined  very much like burning fires.                                                                                                                                                       88.77
Though a lot of time elapsed when these warriors were engaged in fighting , they did not turn  their back to the battle nor felt tired.                                                                                                                                88.78
Then, to relieve tiredness   due to the battle   of Lakshmana, who did not experience defeat in any aspect of  the  war, the great-soul  Vibheeshana, offering agreeable and salutary words, took up his position, on reaching the battle-field.                                                                                                             88.79

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

89.Vibheeshana and the monkey chiefs join the battle

(Vibheeshana and his ministers join the battle by killing many Rakshasas. Jambavan and Hanuman also kill many Rakshasas. Lakshmana kills the charioteer of Indrajit. The monkey chiefs    crush his horses. Lakshmana and Indrajit fight standing on earth.) 

Seeing   the man and Rakshasa fighting with commitment in that war like elephants in rut  aimed at their  victory , the very strong brother of Ravana holding a strong bow  stood at   the battle front . 89.1-89.2
Then standing there , he  stretched the string of his great  bow , he released several sharp pointed arrows on the Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                 89.3
Those arrows  falling like  fire , hit  the correct aim  and tore the Rakshasas in to pieces   like Vajrayudha uprooting   great mountains.                                                                                                                           89.4
The attendants of Vibheeshana  who were great Rakshasas also armed with spikes , swords and spears  tore of  those valorous  Rakshasas.                                                                                                                  89.5
Surrounded by all those Rakshasas  that Vibheeshana  shined like an elephant   in the middle of   proud young   tuskers.                                                                                                                                                    89.6
Vibheeshana  , the great Rakshasa  who was an expert   on proper timing  spoke the following  right words to those monkeys   who were thirsting to kill the Rakshasas  in order to inspire them.            89.7
“Oh monkey chiefs , here is the only one whom the king of Rakshasas  considers as his last and only support  in his army. Why are you all standing idle?”                                                                                  89.8
“At the end of the war if this sinful Rakshasa is killed , the remaining Rakshasas can be killed easily   , except for  Ravana.”                                                                                                                                           89.9
Prahastha was killed. The valiant Nikumbha, the mighty Kumbhakarna, Kumbha, the Rakshasa  called Dhoomraksha, Jambumali, Mahamali, the highly swift Ashaniprabha, Suptaghna, Yajnakopa, a Rakshasa named Vajradamshtra, Samhadri, Vikata the destroyer of enemies, Tapana, Manda, Praghaasa, Praghasa, PrajaNgha, JaNga, Agniketu who was difficult to be conquered, , the valorous  Rashmiketu, vidyujjihva, Dvijihva, Suryashatru, Akampana, Suparshva, Chakramali, Kampana and the mighty Devantaka were also killed."                                                                                                              89.10-89.14
Having already killed  several  very strong  Rakshasa greats   by your hands which was like  crossing an ocean, now only this small puddle  is left to be crossed.                                                                          89.15
“Only this many Rakshasa army    remains to be conquered by you  as all Rakshasa who were proud of their great strength have been killed by you.”                                                                                          89.16
“Though I would like to kill  for the sake of Rama my  elder brother’s son, I am not doing it as killing of a son is not appropriate  .”                                                                                                                               89.17
“When I think of killing him myself my eyes are getting clouded with  tears and so let the long armed Lakshmana himself kill him. Oh monkeys all of you together kill all his attendants who are    surrounding him.”                                                                                                                                                                 89.18
Thus encouraged by the very famous Vibheeshana , all those monkey chiefs became very  happy and  lashed with their tails.                                                                                                                                   89.19
Then, those monkey chiefs , roaring  again  and again,  shouted  various kinds of sounds resembling the sounds of peacocks at the time of seeing the clouds.                                                                              89.20
The monkeys along with Jambhavan and monkeys belonging to the   other  formations who were equal in strength  started hitting the Rakshasa troops with nails, stone and teeth.                                      89.21 
All those very strong Rakshasas  who were armed with several weapons , left of their fear and started attacking Jambhavan  as  he was killing many  of them.                                                                          89.22
They started  striking  Jambhavan, who was killing the army of Rakshasas  in  that battle, with sharp axes, spears with sharp edges, sticks and javelins.                                                                                             89.23
A greatly tumultuous battle   took place between those monkeys and Rakshasas  and it was like the battle between the  angry devas and the Rakshasas.                                                                              89.24
When Hanuman was seen as very greatly angry that Lakshmana got down from his back  , and Hanuman uprooting a Sala tree  from a mountain . approached those Rakshasas and started killing them in thousands .                                                                                                                                              89.25-89.26
After offering a very tumultuous battle to the brother of his father , Indrajit again rushed towards Lakshmana to fight   with him.                                                                                                                       89.27
The two valiant  heroes , Lakshmana and Indrajit, the two intense fighters in battle, then began to strike each other, showering a multitude of arrows on  each other.                                                                89.28
Those strong  and energetic warriors  try to cover each other by sending network of arrows  similar to sun and moon being covered by the clouds.                                                                                              89.29
Due to  the dexterity of their hands,  when they   were fighting  there, neither the holding of the bow, nor the taking off the arrows, nor fitting them on their bow-string, nor adjusting their fists, nor drawing the bow-string nor attaining the target was visible.                                                                        89.30-89.31
The sky covered with the network of arrows   which were discharged   with great force   by them  in all directions  was dark making objects there   not visible.                                                                              89.32
Lakshmana dashed with the son of Ravana, Indrajit clashed with the son of Sumithra  and as they continued to clash with each other there was    great confusion.                                                              89.33
By the sharp arrows  continuously released with great force by  both of them , the entire sky was   covered with darkness.                                                                                                                                        89.34
BY the fall of very many  sharp arrows  in hundreds , the directions and sub directions were completely filled with arrows.                                                                                                                                                89.35
All the space was covered by darkness leading to great fear  and while the sun was setting down  making all areas  filled with further darkness . large amount of blood flowed   out.                                          89.36
Cruel flesh eating birds  gave rise to awful sounds by their roaring  and  at that time wind did not blow and fire did not blaze.                                                                                                                                      89.37
Great sages proclaimed, “Let there be safety to the worlds”,  and the frightened Gandharwas and Charanas   arrived there. “                                                                                                                              89.38
Then Lakshmana using four arrows struck the  four black horses  which were decorated by gold of the  lion among Rakshasas .                                                                                                                                   89.39
Thereupon, with  deftness of his hand, that famous  Lakshmana, fully stretching and releasing another sharp thunderbolt-like arrow, named Bhalla, which was yellowish in colour, with charming plumes, having a good splendour similar to Indra 's thunderbolt and echoing a clapping sound, severed the head of Indrajit' s charioteer from his trunk, even as he was circling around.                                     89.40-89.42
When the charioteer was killed   the greatly lustrous Indrajit  drove the chariot himself   and also took hold of the bow.                                                                                                                                                89.43
Those   who saw him fighting in the battle appreciated his talent  ,But when he was driving the horses Lakshmana with arrows hit him with sharp arrows  and when  he was fighting his bow, Lakshmana hit the horses with his arrow .                                                                                                                             89.44
The son of Sumithra who did his actions fast  , tormented Indrajit who was moving about  in the battle field without fear  using very many arrows suitable for the occasion.                                                  89.45
That son of Ravana seeing that his charioteer was killed   became dejected   and lost his enthusiasm  for fighting.                                                                                                                                                            89.46
The monkey chiefs seeing the dejected face of  the Rakshasa became extremely happy  and appreciated  Lakshmana.                                                                                                                                                      89.47
Then, four monkey-leaders named Pramathi, Rabhasa, Sharabha and Gandhamadana, getting impatient, acted hastily.                                                                                                                                                    89.48
Those monkeys having great strength and very great valour   speedily  jumped   and descended on those excellent horses.                                                                                                                                             89.49
Blood   started flowing from the mouths    of those horses which were being pressed by those monkeys who were looking like mountains.                                                                                                               89.50
Those horses that were crushed  had  their limbs broken and after  moving to and fro, fell down dead on the ground. After killing his horses, those monkeys also crushed that great chariot  of Indrajit  and jumping up again with speed, they stood by the side of Lakshmana.                                        89.51-89.52
Indrajit whose charioteer was killed  and whose horses were destroyed, jumped down from the chariot   and fought with Lakshmana using   a rain of arrows.                                                                             89.53
Then that Lakshmana  stopped those arrows of Indrajit with several arrows   and that  as his excellent horses were killed   Indrajit began to release more  exquisite   arrows in that battle   .                89.54

Thus ends the eighty eighth ninth  of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

90.Lakshmana kills Indrajit

(A great war   takes place between Indrajit and Lakshmana,   Indrajit went inside the city and got another chariot. That chariot was destroyed by Lakshmana and Vibheeshana.   After a great fight Lakshmana  kills Indrajit. The Devas praise him.)

That greatly lustrous  Rakshasa  Indrajit   standing the ground  as his horses were killed   became very angry   and burnt  with luster                                                                                                                         90.1
Those two warriors who were holding the bow with the intention of killing each other with their arrows  were like elephants going in side the forest with intention   of conquering one   another.                90.2
Those Rakshasas and monkeys   rushing from all direction   for destroying each other  did not desert their  masters in the battle .                                                                                                                            90.3
When the Indrajit praised   all  Rakshasas   they all   were happy  and he himself felt happy    and spoke    the following words.                                                                                                                                          90.4
“Darkness has spread in to all directions   and due to it  , oh greatest among Rakshasas  we are not able to determine weather  one belongs to our side or the other side .”                                                        90.5
“You please courageously    fight with the monkeys and make  them lose their consciousness   and I on my part   would come back to the  battle   after  ascending  another  chariot.”                                    90.6
“You act in such a way   that the evil minded monkeys   do not fight   and prevent me from getting another chariot.”                                                                                                                                                90.7
After telling them like this   , Indrajit , the destroyer of his enemies   entered in to the city of Lanka  so that  he can get   another chariot.                                                                                                                 90.8
Arranging for ornaments  for   the   chariot, which was beautiful, decked with gold, furnished with darts, swords and arrows, yoked with excellent horses, directed by a charioteer who could understand those horses properly and could give credible instructions to them, that Indrajit, a conqueror in battle, who was endowed with extraordinary energy, then ascended it.                                                     90.9-90.10
Then that valorous Indrajit   surrounded   by the chiefs of  Rakshasa  army  and egged by fate   marched out of the city .                                                                                                                                            90.11
After coming out of the city  , Indrajit  the   destroyer of enemies   drawn by swift   horses started attacking Lakshmana      and Vibheeshana .                                                                                           90.12
Then seeing   Indrajit  seated on the chariot , the strong monkeys, Vibheeshana  the Rakshasa  as well as Lakshmana were   greatly  surprised   with   the ease of the  Intelligent  Indrajit .                          90.13
That very angry   son of Ravana   struck down    hundreds  and  thousands   monkey chiefs   by large  number of arrows   in the battle field.                                                                                                    90.14
Stretching his bow  to almost a circle   that son of Ravana   who is winner in battle  with supreme agility   started killing the monkeys.                                                                                                                      90.15
Those monkeys who were being killed by stell arrows by that  greatly valorous one  , went and sought the protection of the son of Sumithra   , just like people seek the   refuge of Lord Brahma.         90.16
Then that son of Raghu clan   shining with anger in that battle   showing   great agility   tore off  his bow.
Then Indrajit took another bow    and by the time he got it ready   , Lakshmana tore off that bow too,  
After he tore of his bow   that son of Sumithra   struck the son of Ravana   on his chest with five arrows which were like the poison of a serpent.                                                                                                 90.19
Those arrows which were released from a great bow   after piercing the body  , fell on the earth   like huge red serpents.                                                                                                                                      90.20
When his bow was torn  .  vomiting blood from his mouth  , that son of Ravana   took hold of    another great bow  which was stronger than the earlier bow and attached the bow string.                     90.21
With great agility   he  caused a rain of arrows   aimed at Lakshmana    just like the rains caused  by Lord Indra.                                                                                                                                                              90.22
Lakshmana the destroyer of enemies  without any nervousness    destroyed   the  difficult to resist rain of arrows   released by Indrajit.                                                                                                                90.23
Then that son of Raghu clan  who had great luster   without getting jittery   exhibited  his great valor to the son of Ravana  , which was indeed wonderful.                                                                                90.24
Then the extremely angry Lakshmana   pierced the bodies of all Rakshasas  in the battle field   showing his speed  in sending the arrows  with three arrows each  and also struck  Indrajit with several arrows. 
He who was struck by the enemy   who was very strong as well destroyer of enemies without showing any weakness   released  several arrows  without  any problem at Lakshmana.                                 90.27
The destroyer of enemy army , Lakshmana tore off those    arrows even before they arrived   with sharp arrows  and that great among the Raghu clan  cut off the head   of the charioteer of Indrajit   by an arrow called Bhalla   which was curved at nodes.                                                                                                 90.28
Those horses without the charioteer  without getting perturbed   ran in a circular fashion   and that was indeed wonderful.                                                                                                                                         90.29
Getting in to the hold of great rage    in that battle  , that son of Sumithra   who was stable in his valour   pierced those horses with arrows so as to frighten  them.                                                                    90.30
Getting angry at that  , that son of Ravana   made Lakshmana angry by sending ten arrows    aimed at him.                                                                                                                                                                  90.31
Those arrows which were similar to Vajrayudha   and were like poisonous snakes   got destroyed after reaching  the golden armour of Lakshmana.                                                                                           90.32
Understanding that the armour of Lakshmana is impenetrable   that  very angry  son of Ravana   showing great speed pierced the forehead   of Lakshmana with three arrows  having plumes.        90.33-90.34
That auspicious son of the Raghu clan  who was fond of fighting , with those three arrows on his forehead, shined like    a mountain with three  peaks.                                                                           90.35
Tormented by that Rakshasa Indrajit, Lakshmana   then speedily   drawing and bending the bow   pierced the face of Indrajit having pretty golden ear rings  , with five sharp arrows  .                                    90.36
Those Valorous Lakshmana and Indrajit   who were both having very strong bows   struck each other   with  sharp pointed arrows.                                                                                                                        90.37
Lakshmana and Indrajit ,  both of whose bodies were drenched in blood  at that time shined like  Kimsuka   trees in full bloom.                                                                                                                      90.38
Those two great archers   with their mind made up for victory   neared each other   and pierced the  limbs  of other  using   dreadful arrows.                                                                                                  90.39
That son of Ravana filled with great anger caused by the battle   , wounded the face of Vibheeshana with three arrows.                                                                                                                                                 90.40
After injuring the king of Rakshasas  Vibheeshana   using three arrows , he injured    all the monkey chiefs with one arrow each.                                                                                                                         90.41 
The very lustrous Vibheeshana who was strongly enraged , using his mace   killed his horses  of that bad soul who was the son of Ravana.                                                                                                              90.42
When his horses were killed, the greatly lustrous   Indrajit whose charioteer was killed earlier jumped from  the chariot   and used his javelin aimed at his  paternal uncle.                                               90.43
Seeing that Javelin rushing   javelin  , the one who increases the joy of Sumithra  ,  tore it in to pieces   with sharp arrows and made it fall on the earth.                                                                                 90.44
That very strong bodied Vibheeshana    who became angry   using five arrows   whose touch was equal to  thunder bolt   shot at the chest of Indrajit   whose horses were already  slain.                       90.45
Those arrows  provided with golden  feathers   after hitting their target  , went and split his body   and being stained by blood appeared like red serpents.                                                                           90.46
Getting very angry with the brother of his father  Indrajit standing in the middle of Rakshasas   took in to his hand an arrow which was presented to him by  Yama the God of death.                               90.47
The greatly lustrous  and very valorous   Lakshmana   seeing Indrajit taking a great arrow   also took another great arrow.                                                                                                                               90.48
That arrow, which is extremely difficult to be conquered  and more difficult to tolerate   even by Devas and Asuras  including Indra  had been presented   to him in a dream   by Khubera , who is greatly glorious  .                                                                                                                                                             90.49
He stretched   the bow   with great  force by his iron rod like hands   and both their bows   gave rise to   a piercing sound  like pair of night cranes.                                                                                                   90.50
Those great arrows   fitted and pulled out from their excellent bows   by those great heroes  shined   with very great splendour.                                                                                                                              90.51
Those plumed arrows   after they were released from their bow   made the skies   shine    and powerfully hit with each other   face to face.                                                                                                                   90.52
The collision  of those horrifying arrows  with each other   produced a fierce fire   which consisted   of   smoke and sparkles .                                                                                                                                         90.53
Those two  arrows when they hit each other like the dashing of two great planets  , burst in to hundreds of pieces    and fell on the ground .                                                                                                                90.54
On seeing that both their arrows were destroyed   in the battle front  , those two heroes   Lakshmana and Indrajit  felt ashamed   and got greatly provoked.                                                                               90.55
Getting excited, Lakshmana took hold of a missile presided over by Varuna  and  skilled in warfare, the great Indrajit too discharged a missile presided over by Rudra  in  the battle.                                     90.56
The Rudra arrow struck by  the very wonderful   Varuna arrow   and then the greatly lustrous   Indrajit who was greatly angered   and who was a conqueror in any battle   , looking like the destroyer of the world    send the fire arrow    which was  shining with flames.                                                      90.57-90.58
The valorous Lakshmana   obstructed   it by an arrow of the Sun   and seeing that his arrow has become a  waste  ,Indrajit getting very angry   took hold of a very sharp arrow  used by Rakshasas to completely tear the enemy.                                                                                                                                                   90.59
From that bow   a shining weapon which was similar to hammer  , darts  , fire arms  , maces  ,  swords  and axes    rushed out  .                                                                                                                                      90.60
Seeing  that horrifying arrow    which   was very harsh , which cannot be stopped  by any  being , which can tear off    all the weapons in a battle  , Lakshmana    stooped it using the arrow of Maheswara.
There a wonderful war took place   which made hair to stand erect   and all the beings   of the sky  surrounded Lakshmana.                                                                                                                                      90.63
Surrounded by many  beings who were surprised ,  a terrible battle took place between Rakshasa and monkeys   creating a huge sound and making the sky shine.                                                                      90.64
The sages, the manes , devas, Gandharwas  , eagles   and serpents under the leadership of Indra    protected Lakshmana in that battle .                                                                                                               90.65
Then the younger brother of Rama   fitted another   excellent arrow  which had the touch of fire   and which was capable of tearing  off Indrajit.                                                                                                       90.66
The heroic Lakshmana fitted the arrow, having beautiful plumes, which consisted of rounded parts, well-jointed, skillfully fashioned, decked with gold, capable of destroying the body of the enemies, not difficult to keep off but difficult even to tolerate, a source of terror to the Rakshasa  as deadly as the venom of poisonous snakes and duly honoured by the host of gods.                                           90.67-90.68
Using that arrow  the very lustrous   and valorous  Lord Indra , who ties green horses to his chariot   was able to conquer the Rakshasas  in the war between Devas and Asuras.                                                  90.69
That  glorious son of Sumithra used   that  that very  arrow of Indra   which has never been defeated  in war   to  his excellent bow     and chanted the following  words    which was intended to achieve   his purpose.                                                                                                                                                                 90.70
“OH arrow  , if Rama , the son of Dasaratha   is the soul of Dharma    who holds on to his promise   and who is second to none in valour  then destroy this Indrajit  .”                                                                   90.71
After saying this , drawing    the  arrow which went  straight  ,  up to his ear   , that valorous Lakshmana    released it towards Indrajit  .                                                                                                                             90.72
Charging that arrow of Indra   , Lakshmana who destroys   enemy armies   severed   the glorious head   of Indrajit   which was adorned with shining ear  globes  and head protector   from his trunk     and made it fall on the surface   of the earth.                                                                                                            90.73-90.74
That large   head of Indrajit  which was separated from his trunk    was moistened by his own blood   was  seen on the earth like   shining gold.                                                                                                                 90.75
Having been slain   , that Indrajit   fell forward   on the ground   along with  his armour  ,  head protector and bow which were  all shattered.                                                                                                                 90.76  
When Indrajit was killed   all the monkeys along with Vibheeshana    roared in joy    and the devas   also roared like  they did when Indra killed Vruthra.                                                                                             90.77
 The heralding of victory   also rose  from the mouth of devas  , Maharishis  , Gandharwas   and Apsaras  in the sky  .                                                                                                                                                            90.78
Seeing that he has fallen    that  great army of Rakshasas   being attacked   by the monkeys  shining by the victory   dashed to all directions.                                                                                                               90.79
 When the monkeys  attacked them those Rakshasas abandoned all their weapons   and stupefied started running towards   the city of Lanka.                                                                                                    90.80
All those frightened Rakshasas   after  abandoning their weapons sharp-edged spears, swords and axes ran away in hundreds to various directions.                                                                                                    90.81
While some of them  tormented by monkeys  were scared entered Lanka , others fell in the ocean   and others climbed on the mountain seeking   safety.                                                                                         90.82
After seeing Indrajit being slain and his body lying in the battle field   out of the thousands of Rakshasas not even one could be seen there .                                                                                                                   90.83
Similar to the sun’s rays not being visible after the sun set , after Indrajit   had fallen  , the Rakshasas  went in different directions.                                                                                                                               90.84  
That long armed one    thrown asunder as dead   was similar to the Sun who has cooled down and  Fire which has  been put out.                                                                                                                                     90.85
 When the son of the king of Rakshasas died   , the world became one whose enemy has been destroyed and  one whose major problems had been removed and started rejoicing.                                             90.86
When that Rakshasa of sinful deeds was killed  , the God along with Indra the king of devas , devas  and  all the great sages   greatly rejoiced.                                                                                                                 90.87
From the sky the  sound of the drums played by the devas were heard, Apsara maidens started dancing   and the great Gandharwas started singing .                                                                                                  90.88
 When that  Rakshasa of cruel deed was killed  , there was a rain of flowers from the sky   along with   deluge of praises and it was indeed wonderful.                                                                                            90.89
When he who was the terror of the entire world    was killed  , the waters of the sky became very clear   and devas  and Asuras  rejoiced and came there .                                                                                        90.90
The devas, Dhanavas   and Gandharwas  together said, “  Now   the Brahmanas    would be moving about peacefully    as their troubles are over.”                                                                                                           90.91
Seeing the greatest among the Rakshasas  who had matchless strength in battle has been killed   the very happy monkey chiefs   applauded Lakshmana.                                                                                       90.92
Vibheeshana , Hanuman, Jambavan   who was the chief of bears   were greatly pleased by Lakshmana ‘s victory and applauded him.                                                                                                                                 90.93
The monkeys who had achieved their aim   started roaring , jumping   with joy   and shouting like thunder   and stood all round Lakshmana  .                                                                                                     90.94
The monkeys were seen wagging their tails   and also lashing them   and also  shouted  “ Let Lakshmana be victorious.”                                                                                                                                                       90.95
Hugging each other with extremely joyful minds  , the monkeys indulged in conversation   about Lakshmana    and his  very many good qualities.                                                                                     90.96
Hearing that  Indrajit has been killed   by the very heroic and difficult   act of Lakshmana  , the devas who were their dear  friends  were pleased and experienced great joy.                                                      90.97

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

91.Rama appreciates Lakshmana

(Lakshmana  reaches Rama leaning on Hanuman and Vibheeshana. Rama hugs  him and greatly appreciates him. Sushena the monkey doctor cures him very quickly . That monkey doctoe  also cures other monkeys who were wounded.)

The auspicious Lakshmana   whose body was drenched in blood   became happy having killed him who  won over Indra.                                                                                                                                                   91.1
Having offered salutation to Jambavan, Hanuman  and all  other monkeys, that valorous   Lakshmana of great brilliance then quickly came from there to the place where Sugreeva and Rama were there, by leaning himself upon Vibheeshana and Hanuman.                                                                         91.2-91.3
After approaching     and saluting Rama , Lakshmana    stood near him which was like Lord Vamana   standing  by the side of Indra.                                                                                                                     91.4
Then that valorous Lakshmana    arriving near  the great soul  Rama  told him in a murmuring tone   about   the horrifying  destruction of Indrajit .                                                                                         91.5
Then the very happy Vibheeshana    Informed Rama    about the chopping of the head of Indrajit   by the   great  soul Lakshmana .                                                                                                                                91.6
After  hearing   about the killing of Indrajit   Lakshmana , the greatly valorous Rama   got extremely matchless joy   and spoke the following words.                                                                                     91.7 
“Oh Lakshmana, great  , I am satisfied  by  that act that was done well by you, for by destroying  the son of Ravana , you have  earned a victory for us.”                                                                                    91.8
Smelling the head of that Lakshmana, who had increased  his fame and yet who was feeling  shy  Rama  forcibly drew him to his lap and placing that Lakshmana his younger brother in his lap with affection, wounded as he was, that valiant Rama embraced him, tenderly gazed upon him affectionately again and again.                                                                                                                                                    91.9-91.10
Once again  smelling  the head of that Lakshmana , who was feeling tormented by the arrows  which  had penetrated into his body, who had been  grievously  wounded, who was breathing hard, who was endowed with auspicious characteristics,  who was afflicted with agony and  who was feeling pain at the time of  breathing , and hurriedly stroking him as well as restoring confidence in him, Rama the foremost among men spoke the following words.                                                                                         91.11-91.12
“ You have done a very auspicious act    which is   very difficult to do. I feel that since Ravana ‘s son has been killed  , Ravana also has been killed in the battle.”                                                                          91.13
“Since you have killed an enemy with the bad soul, I think that I have already won. Oh Valorous one Fortunately for us  the right hand of the cruel Ravana   Indrajit , who is his great support has  , has been cut off by you. In this battle a great role has been played by Vibheeshana    and Hanuman also.”
“Somehow after fighting   continuously for three night and days, Oh valorous one   you have killed the valorous Indrajit, making me free of any enemies and hearing that his son has been struck down   , that Rakshasa   would come out   a powerful  army formation.”                                                                       91.16
“When the king of Rakshasas who would be sad because  of his son has died  and who is difficult to be defeated    comes out   encircled by a great army   I shall kill him.”                                                        91.17
“Oh Lakshmana who is my protector (master)  , by your   killing that enemy of Indra, neither Sita nor earth is difficult to attain for me.”                                                                                                                  91.18  
Consoling his brother like this   and then after embracing him   Rama summoned Sushena and told these words.                                                                                                                                                                  91.19
“Oh very intelligent one,    you pleases attend on this wounded son of Sumithra , who is very fond of his friends  so  that he will become perfectly healthy.”                                                                                   91.20
“Let Lakshmana along with Vibheeshana be quickly made free from pain caused by the arrows that have penetrated into their body. Let all others too among the gallant bear and monkey-warriors fighting with trees   and  who have fought on the battle-field here and stand pierced with arrows and wounded, be healed in the same way with great care."                                                                                          91.21-91.22
When  the monkey chief  Sushena   was  told like this by Rama  , he gave a great medicine to Lakshmana   through his nose.                                                                                                                                                 91.23
Inhaling the scent of that herb  Lakshmana became cured of his arrow  wounds   and free from pains  and all his other wounds also vanished.                                                                                                          91.24
As per the order  of Rama   he   healed his friends as well as Vibheeshana  and    all the other monkey chiefs.                                                                                                                                                                    91.25
With arrow wounds healed  , tiredness vanished  , with feverishness   Gone  ,  within a   very short  time  Lakshmana  was   restored to his  original form  and felt joyful.                                                               91.26
Rama, the king of monkeys  , Vibheeshana   and the bear king Jambavan   seeing  the son of Sumithra   becoming healthy again    greatly rejoiced   for a long time.                                                                     91.27
The son of Dasaratha     who was a great soul  praised the very difficult accomplishment    of Lakshmana   and Sugreeva    also became happy to know that Indrajit had been killed.”                                          91.28

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

92.Ravana wails for his dead son

(Ravana becomes extremely sad and decides to fight and kill Rama and Lakshmana. Before that he wants to kill Sita. One of his ministers   consoles him and tells him not to kill Sita. He agrees and starts  preparing for the battle.)

The ministers of the son of Pulasthya  after hearing about  the killing of Indrajit  , ascertained about it   and informed   the ten necked one  .                                                                                                               92.1
“Oh great king,  your greatly lustrous son  has been killed by Lakshmana   with  the help of Vibheeshana , while  we were seeing the battle  field. “                                                                                                       92.2
“Your  valorous son   who can never  be defeated  , that  valorous one who conquered    Indra in war  , after having fought with the valorous Lakshmana , has been killed after   he tormented  Lakshmana with his  arrows   and Indrajit   departed   to the heavens.”                                                                                 92.3
Hearing  that formidable  , harsh and horrifying death of   his son Indrajit   in war   Ravana  lost his consciousness.                                                                                                                                                      92.4
Regaining his consciousness after a long time   that great king of Rakshasas wailed  pitiably     due to  sorrow caused   by  the death of his son   and his mind  was greatly confused.                                    92.5
“Alas my child,    who is the chief of army of Rakshasas, oh strong one, how did you who had conquered   Indra , now been subjected   to the power of Lakshmana  now?”                                                            92.6
“It is definite that when you are angry you would be able to pierce arrows  even on the god of death at time of deluge    and Mandhara mountain. What to say  of  Lakshmana?”                                     92.7 
“Oh long armed one, the king of hell   who is the son of sun God   who has taken you today  due to the Dharma of time is one greatly respected by me. “                                                                                     92.8
“Even among devas   this is the path taken  by great warriors  that   the male offspring    who is killed for the cause of his father   reaches heaven.”                                                                                                   92.9
“Now all the devas  , all guardians of the world  , and all sages knowing that Indrajit is  slain   can without fear sleep soundly.  “                                                                                                                                            92.10
“Without Indrajit   , the entire earth   with its forest and what to say even the three worlds would become one of loneliness to me.”                                                                                                                     92.11
“Now in the  private apartments of your ladies  I would hear the Rakshasa maidens   crying and wailing like   the roar of female elephants in a mountain cave.  “                                                                            92.12
“Oh destroyer of enemies,  where did you go leaving the position   of Yuvaraja of Lanka  , your mother ,myself and your wives  and the Rakshasas?”                                                                                                92.13
“Oh valorous one  , Consequent upon my death , you are suppose to honour me by performing death rites  in future  but now  you are following   the reverse path.”                                                                 92.14
“You have deserted us   without taking away  Sugreeva , Lakshmana  , Rama   who are my tormentors  and where have you gone?”                                                                                                                               92.15
A very great anger  covered Ravana, the king of Rakshasas due to the death of his son  while   he was wailing with sorrow like this.                                                                                                                              92.16
He who was usually short tempered  ,  flared  up further  again  due   the death of his son, like  the shining sun   flares  up further  in summer.                                                                                                     92.17
When he was yawning with anger  , fire and smoke came out of his mouth  , like it did in olden days from mouth of Vruthra.                                                                                                                                                92.19
That valorous   Ravana  who was sorrowing to the killing of his son   became  greatly angry   and pondered in his mind   and desired to kill Sita.                                                                                              92.20
Ravana  whose eyes   are normally red   due to the fire of anger  became even more red  , became horribly glittering  .                                                                                                                                             92.21
His normally horrifying  form   due to  the fire of his anger  , looked like that of Lord Rudra     at the time of final deluge.                                                                                                                                                     92.22
The drops of tears that fell from his very angry eyes   looked like drop of burning oil that    fall from   lighted burning  lamp.                                                                                                                                        92.23
The great sound that was heard  when he ground one teeth on another was heard like    that produced when the Rakshasas    dragged a huge machine .                                                                                         92.24
Seeing him who was angry like the  death fire   at time of deluge  ,  on whichever direction he   turned his gaze from that  direction, Rakshasas trembled   and hid themselves.                                            92.25
Rakshasas could not go towards Ravana, who was looking at all the four directions , like the enraged Yama the god of Death, who wants to devour both the mobile and the immobile creatures.         92.26
That very angry Ravana, the king of the Rakshasas  desirous  of  posting  soldiers   spoke like this in the middle of  Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                      92.27
“When I did strict penance   for thousands of years  , Lord Brahma   was  pleased  with me at the end of the penance .”                                                                                                                                  92.28
“As a consequence of the penance  Lord Brahma was pleased with me   and told that I need not have any fear from either   Devas or Asuras.”                                                                                                   92.29
“The armour given to me by Lord Brahma   which shines like Sun   was not  broken by   either devas or Asuras , in spite of using the Vajrayudha.”                                                                                              92.30
“Who would dare to attack me  seated on the chariot and wearing   that armour   in the battle field    for not even Indra  himself can do it.”                                                                                                            92.31
"Let that large bow of mine, which was given at that time to me along with arrows by the gracious Brahma the lord of creation, on the occasion of my combat between gods and Asuras , be taken out today to the accompaniment of a band of musical instruments, for the purpose of killing Rama and Lakshmana in this  great battle."                                                                                                   92.32-92.33
That Ravana who was sorrowing due to the death of his son   became greatly angry   and after deeply   thinking decided to kill Sita.                                                                                                            92.34
That red eyed Ravana staring   fixedly   who was horrifying and fearful to look at ,  spoke to the pitiable Rakshasa  who were making miserable sounds.                                                                                     92.35
“In order to deceive the monkeys by magical tricks my son   killed something and it was shown as Sita to them.”                                                                                                                                                            92.36
“But I shall make that hoax a realty today ,which would please my mind  . I shall kill Sita  , who is devoted to Rama  , the bad warrior.”  After saying this   to his ministers  he immediately drew out his sword. 
The  very angry   Ravana, who was very much agitated in  his  mind because of the grief for his son's death, springing up suddenly and taking his excellent sword, having the dazzle of a clear sky,  went  forth from the assembly hall along with his ministers swiftly and quickly to the place where Sita was.
When they saw Ravana was going there . they roared like lions   and seeing Ravana greatly angry   , they hugged each   other and spoke    as follows.                                                                                                   92.41 
“ Those two  brothers  would get worried  if they see him now . Even the  four guardians of the world   would also get  frightened , like many enemies were frightened on seeing him in battles.”                 92.42
“Ravana brings    precious gems   from all the three worlds and  enjoys them, for   there is no one in the world who has equal strength and valour like  him.”                                                                                    92.43
When they  were prattling like this     Ravana    who was numbed with anger   rushed to see Vaidehi   who was in the Asoka forest  .                                                                                                                           92.44
Though his friends who were interested in his welfare tried to prevent him   The very angry one   ran , like the angry planet mars running towards  Rohini star.                                                                              92.45
The faultless Maithili   who was being guarded by Rakshasa women   saw the very angry Ravana   who    was holding an excellent sword.                                                                                                                       92.46
The daughter of Janaka    was worried    on seeing him bearing a sword  who was  not going back in spite of his friends   try to keep him back.                                                                                                               92.47
Sita who was greatly sorrowful  wailed and told,  “This  evil minded one with great anger is rushing towards me. I think he is going to kill me and  make me who has a lord without a Lord.”    92.48-92.49
“Though I am greatly devoted to my husband, he has incited me very many times saying, “You become my wife” and I had sternly refused him  . He must have been very sad at my refusing him   and must be filled with great anger as well as infatuation.”                                                                                92.50-92.51
“Otherwise fir my sake , he might have killed    those two tiger like brothers  Rama and Lakshmana   in the battle.”                                                                                                                                                         92.52
“I am now hearing   a terrific and great sound   of very many Rakshasas  who seem to be happy   and roaring about some thing pleasant.”                                                                                                           92.53
“Alas  , what a misfortune  , if   the death  of those two princes   has been brought about because of me.   It is also possible   that this terrific Rakshasa  of sinful intention  , having not been able to kill Rama and Lakshmana is going to kill me due to  the death of his son.”                                                                  92.54
“Having a very low intellect   I did not listen to the words of Hanuman then  . Had I gone back riding on his  back  , maybe I might have not been won back by my husband  , but I would be resting   on the lap  of my husband. “                                                                                                                                    92.55-92.56
“I think    that heart of Kausalya, who has only one son  would break   if    she hears   about the death of her son in the battle .”                                                                                                                                    92.57
"While lamenting, Kausalya will vividly recall about the birth, childhood, youth, the righteous acts and the handsome form of the great-soul  Rama."                                                                                         92.58
“  When    her son is killed  , Kausalya   with great disappointment   would become unconscious    , after observing the obsequies  of her dead son   and will enter a burning flame or water.”                    92.59
“Curse   to that unfaithful hunch-back   who  wanted to do sin and whose actions have lead   to the grief of Kausalya .  “                                                                                                                                              92.60
Seeing Sita  miserably weeping in that manner like Rohini  the wife of the moon  ,who had   fallen under the sway of the planet Mars, when  moon was away , a minister called Suparshva, a good-natured, upright and highly intelligent Rakshasa , even though restrained by other ministers, spoke the following words Ravana, the foremost of Rakshasas.                                                                                 92.61-92.62
“Oh Ravana  , the  real  younger brother of Khubera  himself,  why do you   wish to kill Vaidehi  abandoning your Dharma in a bout of anger?”                                                                                      92.63
“Oh valorous king of Rakshasa,  Having completed the study of Vedic lore   and   vow of celibacy  you were only devoted to your duty . Why are you now thinking of killing that lady?”                          92.64
“Oh king , please spare  Sita   who is endowed with great beauty   and then along with us    get rid of your anger in the battle field by killing Rama.”                                                                                    92.65
“After getting ready today itself  , on the fourteenth   day of  the dark half of moon’s cycle  . Start  along with your armies   on the moonless day and achieve victory.”                                                                92.66
"As a valorous   and shrewd chariot bound  warrior, fighting with a sword, in the foremost of your chariots, you can fetch Sita   by killing Rama, the son of Dasaratha."                                                    92.67
After accepting that advice which was  endowed with Dharma   and which was given to him by a friend  , that evil minded Ravana went to his Palace   and after that , the valorous Ravana   along with his friends   along went to the assembly hall.                                                                                                                   92.68

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

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