Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Yudha Kandam 93-108

Yudha Kandam  (Contd)

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93.Rama exterminates a huge Rakshasa army
(Ravana requests hisarmy to go and make Rama weak.   He tells them this will help him to kill Rama the next day. A huge  war takes place. Many monkeys and  Rakshasas are  killed. Rama uses Gandharwasthra( Gandharwa arrow) and kills most of the Rakshasas.)
The king  was  dejected and very sad when he entered the council hall  and sat on the chief seat  like a lion.                                                                                                                                                                            93.1
That very strong Ravana   ,  who was emaciated due to his son’s death   told  all the chiefs of his army  with folded hands in salutation.                                                                                                                           93.2 “ All of you together   along with all horses and elephants  , along with   shining columns of chariots and foot soldiers   , please march forward.”                                                                                                             93.3 
“There you have to surround Rama    alone   and kill him   by  raining   streams of arrows  , similar to    the clouds during rainy season.”                                                                                                                         93.4    
“If You  tear  him with your very sharp arrows   in the great battle  , I shall kill him tomorrow when the entire world witnesses it.  “                                                                                                                                  93.5
When the king of Rakshasas told him like this   , those  Rakshasas  marched forth   along with various  kind of armies   and in speedy chariots.                                                                                                            93.6
All those Rakshasas  hurled iron clubs, sharp-edged spikes, arrows, swords and axes capable of destroying the life. The monkeys too hurled trees and mountains towards the Rakshasas.                  93.7
A very great tumultuous  war broke out  when the sun rose next day  between Rakshasas and monkeys .
Then those monkeys and Rakshasas  started striking each other   with multi coloured maces, axes and swords  in that battle.                                                                                                                                        93.9
When the battle was going on like this  surprisingly enormous amount of dust  got settled down by the blood which  oozed out of the Rakshasas and monkeys.                                                                           93.10
The rivers of blood flowed  carrying   the bodies which resembled the wooden logs  , With elephants and chariots as river banks  , horses    as fish  and trees as flag staffs.                                                              93.11
Then all the monkeys  who   were drenched  in the streams of blood  leapt and bounced   while the monkey chiefs   broke the flag staffs  , armours , chariots   and different type of weapons of the Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                                  93.12-93.13
Those monkeys  with their sharp teeth   and even nails   tore off   the hair  , ears, eye brows and noses of those  Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                                 93.14
Against one Rakshasa   hundred monkeys rushed  for fighting , similar   to birds rushing towards   a fully fruit laden tree.                                                                                                                                                    93.15
The horrible Rakshasas who were like mountains then  struck down the monkeys using   maces , darts,  swords   and axes .                                                                                                                                               93.16
The   huge army of monkeys   which were being killed    by the Rakshasas   then sought refuge   from Rama, the son of Dasaratha  , who protects all.                                                                                            93.17
Then the greatly lustrous and valorous  Rama  , holding his bow  entered in to the army of monkeys   and rained    a bevy of arrows on them.                                                                                                                 93.18
The greatly horrible Rakshasas  were scared to approach Rama   was scorching them    with the flame of his arrows  similar   to clouds not going near the scorching sun.                                                               93.19
The Rakshasas   saw only the deeds of Rama   which lead to their terrible   destruction  in the battle field , which was difficult for others to imitate .                                                                                                     93.20
Rama who was  shaking that great army   and blowing away   great chariots   was not visible  to the Rakshasas like a gale of wind blowing trees cannot be seen   in the forest.                                              93.21
They saw   their army being torn  , pierced with arrows , scorched and broken down   they could not see Rama who was doing all this.                                                                                                                              93.22
The Rakshasas were not able to see Rama who was hitting them, similar   to ordinary people cannot see   the  souls resting on the object of   their sense organs.                                                                                93.23
"Here is Rama, killing the army of elephants. Here is Rama, destroying great chariot-warriors. Here is Rama, killing foot-soldiers along with horses with his sharp arrows". Saying so, all those Rakshasas  struck one another with  anger  in the battle-field    thinking that they  had similarity of appearance to Rama.                                                                                                                                                           93.24-93.25
Due to the Gandharwa  arrow  sent by that great soul  which created confusion among them  , those Rakshasas were not able to see Rama  , even when  he was scorching away   their army .                   93.26 
Those Rakshasas saw thousands of Ramas   in that battle field    but on again seeing  they saw only one great soul   who was the son of Kakustha clan.                                                                                               93.27
That great soul  made them  hallucinated   by  the golden decorated arrow   and all of them saw  everywhere only Rama.                                                                                                                                       93.28
All the beings   saw the holy heel of Rama   which was killing the Rakshasas on the battle-field  and  the “wheel of time”   had his  navel as its body,    his strength as its flame  . his  arrows as its spokes , his bow as its  rim   , the twanging   of the bow and clanging   of the gauntlets as its sound  , his energy  , intelligence   and virtues   as its luster  , and his  divine power   as its edge.                                  93,29-93.30
Within a matter of three hours(eighth part of a day) , with his arrows looking like tongues of flames, Rama killed  the whole   army of Rakshasas  who were  capable of changing their form at will, and   ten thousands chariots possessing the swiftness of the wind, eighteen thousand strong elephants, fourteen thousand horses with their riders and a full two  hundred thousands   of Rakshasas fighting on foot.
Those surviving Rakshasas , with their horses killed, with their chariots destroyed, with their flag-staffs broken and with broken spirits, rushed back towards the City of Lanka.                                                  93.34
That  battle field   with dead elephants  , foot soldiers and horses  looked more like   a great grave of sports  of the powerful    and angered   Rudra,   the lord of destruction.                                                   93.35
Then the devas  , Gandharwas  , Sidhas   and great saints   said “We’ll done. Well done”,  and appreciated    that great act of Rama.                                                                                                           93.36
Then, the virtuous Rama spoke also to Sugreeva, Vibheeshana, Hanuman  the monkey, Jambavan, Mainda the foremost of monkeys and even Dvividha, who were in close proximity to him as follows "Such an arrow of  wonderful power  exists  only   with me or with the three-eyed Rudra the lord of destruction."                                                                                                                                           93.37-93.38
“Rama who was similar to Indra   after killing   the great army of Rakshasas  by the unwearied use  of arrows and weapons   was applauded by   the rejoiced  army of devas.”                                             93.39

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

94. Rakshasis of Lanka wail for their near and dear ones

(The Rakshasis of Lanka  who had lost their husbands , sons and brothers start crying. They recollect how   it was due to the bad behavior of the old hag Soorpanakha   all these started. Then they recollect the mistakes done  by Ravana,  one by one. They are    sure that Ravana   would be killed in the battle.)

Rama, who  never got tired by action, with his shining arrows adorned with pure gold, killed those thousands of elephants  sent  by Ravana, thousands of horses, valiant Rakshasas who can change their form at will mounted on thousands of chariots with their flag-staffs, having the colour of fire, fighting with maces and iron rods and conspicuous with their golden banners.                                          94.1-94.3
After hearing and seeing   about the killing  of  Rakshasas , other surviving  ones   who were greatly scared  , were pitiable   and  greatly anxious   and  their wives  wailed.   The Rakshasis who lost their husbands    ,  their sons and   their relations  met together   and were   stricken with great sorrow   and wailed as follows.                                                                                                                           94.4-94.5
“How did the old  black hag   with a sunken belly approach  in the forest  Rama who is as pretty as the God of love?”                                                                                                                                                     94.6
“How did the killer of people   who has an ugly look  fell in love with  the pretty  , extraordinarily   strong   and one who is kind to all beings?”                                                                                                             94.7
“How did that  Rakshasi   who does not have   any good  qualities  , who  has an ugly face   started loving  Rama    who has all  the good qualities  , who is very strong   and who has  a  very pretty face?”        94.8
“Because of our bad luck   that   grey haired    and  disgusting lady  tried to be arrogant with Rama  , which was worth ridiculing by the whole world and this lead    to the destruction of Rakshasas like Khara  and  Dhooshana.”                                                                                                                                  94.9-94.10
“It is due to her that Ravana built b a huge enmity  and for his own destruction  that Ravana   brought that Sita.”                                                                                                                                                           94.11 
“That ten necked one   can never attain Sita , the daughter of Janaka  and in spite of that a great   enmity was built by him against that mighty  Rama.”                                                                                             94.12
“When that Rakshasa called  Viradha   yeaned for Sita, Rama   killed him single-handedly   and this incident is sufficient   to prove  his strength.”                                                                                            94.13
“Using arrows   which looked like flames of fire that Rama killed fourteen thousand Rakshasas  who had done terrific feats  in Janasthana.”                                                                                                               94.14
“Khara, Dhooshana and Trishira were also  killed   there in the battle   by use of arrows which shined like Sun   and this is more than sufficient ,  to make Ravana realize.”                                                          94.15
"Further, that Kabandha having arms with a length of eight miles each, with blood as his food and roaring with anger was killed. That instance should have been sufficient."                                           94.16
“Rama killed the very strong Vali who was the son of the thousand eyed one   and who was like a black cloud. This would have been sufficient.”                                                                                                       94.17
“He then made the very pitiable Sugreeva who was living on the Rishyamooka  mountain  with a broken desires as the king  and  this would have been sufficient.”                                                                       94.18
“The words of advice which were according to Dharma and which was  for the benefit of all Rakshasas tendered by Vibheeshana   were not to his liking due to his confused mind. “                                   94.19
“If the brother of Khubera had accepted the advice of Vibheeshana  , then this city of Lanka   would not have been turned in to a burial ground.”                                                                                                    94.20
"Ravana is not able to learn a lesson, even after hearing that the mighty Kumbhakarna was killed by Rama and that unconquerable colossal-bodied Indrajit, his beloved son was killed by Lakshmana."
“ In each and every  clan of Rakshasas  we hear the wails, “Oh my son, Oh my  brother , Oh my husband , you are no more.”                                                                                                                                              94.22
“That  valorous Rama   has killed in the war   thousands of  chariots, horses, elephants    and foot soldiers of the Rakshasas.”                                                                                                                                                94.23
“It is either Rudra   or Vishnu   or Indra who performed one hundred sacrifices  or Yama himself    taking the form of Rama  who is killing us.”                                                                                                                94.24
“Due  to our great warriors being killed by Rama, we  have lost hope in this life   and we are not able to see    any end our prayer   and have become helpless.”                                                                               94.25
“Though   the valorous ten necked one   has got great boons  , he is not able to realize  , this great calamity which has come from the hands of Rama.”                                                                                     94.26
“Neither  Devas    nor the Gandharwas  , nor the ghosts   nor the Rakshasas   would be able to protect Ravana   , who is about to attack Rama   in this battle.”                                                                                94.27
“In every war  and the war  of Ravana   we see   bad omens   and they are indicating   the prospective   destruction of Ravana by Rama.”                                                                                                                       94.28
Lord Brahma  being pleased has given protection to Ravana from Devas  , Dhanavas   and Rakshasas   but Ravana did not request for protection from men.”                                                                                        94.29
“Now great fear has come to all Rakshasas as well as Ravana    from a man   is dreadfully causing the end of   their  lives and there is no doubt about this. “                                                                                 94.30
“Being  tormented by Rakshasa who has become strong due to the boons,  devas worshipped lord Brahma    accompanied by glorious austerities.”                                                                                            94.31
That great Lord Brahma , who was greatly satisfied , for the sake of good of the Devas   spoke the following words to them.                                                                                                                                    94.32
“From today onwards all the Dhanavas and Rakshasas  , constantly being scared   would wander over all the three worlds.  “                                                                                                                                               94.33
“All the devas together accompanied by Indra   worshipped Mahadeva who had a  flag   with the  bull ensign     and who destroyed Tripura  and he was pleased.”                                                                        94.34
“The Mahadeva who was greatly pleased told to the devas  ., “For the sake of good of all of you   a lady would be born , who would lead to the destruction   of the Rakshasas,”                                                  94.35
“This Sita   who is the destroyer of all Rakshasas   has been deputed   by the devas   would consume all of us Rakshasas  including Ravana  .”                                                                                                                     94.36
“ Due to the   bad behavior of Ravana , who is a wicked Rakshasa  with an evil brain  , this horrible   havoc of sorrow has occurred.”                                                                                                                         94.37  
“We are now occupied by Rama just like the God of death is there at the final deluge  . We do not find any one who can give us   protection in this world.”                                                                                   94.38
“We do not have any refuge   from that great fear that is among us   ,just like   there is no shelter for female elephants   who are enveloped   in the forest  fire.”                                                                     94.39
“That great soul Vibheeshana,  at the very correct time   perceiving very great fear sought    refuge to him alone. “                                                                                                                                                      94.40
Then all the Rakshasis   hugged each other   and  because they were in the throes of great sorrow   and since they were greatly scared   lamented like   this and wept loudly.                                                   94.41

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

95. Ravana with his army enters the battle field.

(The very angry Ravana along with his ministers and their army enters the battle fied. All round only bad omens are seen. Ravana starts killing the  monkey army recklessly.)

Ravana   heard that pitiable sound of wailing of all Rakshasis    who were greatly pained      from every house of  Lanka.                                                                                                                                                95.1
For a moment he breathed deeply and was engrossed in great thought    and then that very huge  Ravana became very angry  .                                                                                                                          95.2
Biting his lips with his teeth  , with blood red eyes due to great anger   , making his appearance scared even for the Rakshasas , Ravana looked like   the fanned fire of destruction at deluge.                   95.3
He  then told the Rakshasas  Mahodhara, Mahaparswa   and Virupaksha who was standing near him  , in words which were not clear due to his great anger , looking at them as if he wanted to consume them  “ tell the armies to start immediately  as per my command.”                                                            95.4-95.5
Hearing his order those Rakshasas were fear struck   and ordered those Rakshasas who did not feel nervous   to act according to the orders  of the king.                                                                                 95.6
Those Rakshasas of terrifying looks   saying  “so be it”  praying the God   for   their good  , marched with  their faces  towards the  battle field.                                                                                                            95.7
Those great experts on chariot fight  after paying reverence to Ravana as per rule  , stood saluting him   with  folded arms  wishing their lord victory .                                                                                           95.8
That angry benumbed Ravana with a sarcastic laugh spoke to  the Rakshasas Mahodhara  , Mahaparswa and Viroopaksha as follows.                                                                                                                         95.9
“Today  by sending from my bow arrows which are similar to the Sun at the time of final deluge , I would lead Rama and Lakshmana    to the abode of Yama.”                                                                            95.10
“”By killing those enemies   I would avenge the deaths  of Khara, Kumbhakarna  , Prahastha   and Indrajit today.”                                                                                                                                                            95.11
“When I send  the net work of arrows   which will spread like clouds in the sky,  Neither the directions  , nor the heavens, nor the river and nor the oceans would   be visible.                                                95.12
“Today I would kill all the monkey chiefs along with their army in turns   by using   very large number of plumed arrows.”                                                                                                                                             95.13
“Today  by mounting on a chariot   which runs with the speed of wind  I will crush the monkey  army
with  waves of  arrows sent from my ocean like bow  .                                                                                 95.14
“Today like an elephant I would destroy   ponds of monkey armies shining like the filament of   lotus flowers  , whose faces are like fully opened lotus flowers.  “                                                                 95.15
“With arrow struck in their  faces  , the leaders of the monkeys   would be lying in the battle field  will decorate the earth  just like lotus flowers decorate their  stalks.”                                                       95.16
“Today in the very great  battle  , I shall  be killing hundred after hundreds of monkeys who are  going to fight with trees.”                                                                                                                                            95.17
“Today I shall wipe away the tears   of those crying for   their lost brothers  and lost sons   , by killing the enemy .”                                                                                                                                                           95.18
“Today  with my arrows   I will pierce   the monkeys   and make their  bodies scattered   and covering  all over the earth, that  it would be very difficult to see the surface of the earth.                                  95.19
“Today I will feed the crows, vultures   and all other beings   which eat flesh   , with the flesh of my enemies killed by my arrows. “                                                                                                                     95.20
“Arrange immediately for my chariot  and let my bow be brought  swiftly  and let all the surviving Rakshasas  follow me to this battle.”                                                                                                           95.21
Hearing these words  , Mahaparswa   told the commanders of army units, “Let the army under your control be quickly made ready.”                                                                                                                 95.22
The commanders of army units    with great speed  joined hands  and hastened those Rakshasas   in every  home to join in the battle.                                                                                                               95.23
The  horrifying Rakshasas   having awful faces, then  started  roaring, with their arms equipped with various weapons viz. swords, sharp-edged darts, pikes, maces, clubs, plough-like weapons, sharp-edged javelins, huge Kutas and Mudgara, staffs, discuses of every kind, sharpened axes, slings for throwing stones, stones or cylindrical wooden pieces with iron pikes and other excellent weapons  and rushed out within a moment.                                                                                                                                 95.34-95.26
Then following the orders of Ravana  , the commander of the army   with great haste   brought a chariot   along with a charioteer  , which was yoked with eight horses   and  Ravana  who   was shining with his own luster got in to it.”                                                                                                                                95.27
Then  Ravana   quickly started out completely surrounded by  great number   Rakshasas , as though he was cracking the earth with   his great strength.                                                                                    95.28
Thereupon, a great noise emanated on all sides from tambours, drums, Kettle-drums and conches along with the clamour of the Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                            95.29
A  great sound   was heard, saying "There comes the ruler of Rakshasas  , the abductor of Sita , the destroyer of Brahmins, the enemy of gods, notorious for his bad conduct, accompanied by his canopy and pair of fans , to fight with Rama, the foremost among the Raghu clan ."                       95.30-95.31
Due the very terrible sound , the earth trembled   and hearing that sound some  monkeys ran away  in fear.                                                                                                                                                              95.32
The long armed  and greatly lustrous Ravana   who was surrounded by his ministers  turned up there   in quest of victory.                                                                                                                                           95.33
With the permission of Ravana  Mahaparswa , Mahodhara and Viroopaksha   who was difficult to be defeated also climbed up their respective chariots.                                                                             95.34
They with great joy , greatly roaring   as though they were trying to break the earth   they  also started proceeding  , longing for victory.                                                                                                             95.35
Then Ravana resembling the god of death at deluge   who was lustrous   along with   the army  of Rakshasas  , started to the war with a raised bow.                                                                             95.36
That great  expert in chariot battle   with chariot drawn by shining horses  came out of the gate  , where Rama and Lakshmana were present.                                                                                                    95.37
At that time   the sun lost its brilliance  , all the directions were  covered with darkness , birds gave rise to fearful sounds   and earth trembled a little.                                                                                   95.38
The Devas rained blood  , horses stumbled  , vultures descended and sat on flags   and jackals started   howling piteously .                                                                                                                                  95.39
The left eye of Ravana throbbed  along with his  left arm  and he became   pale faced   and the tone of his voice dropped.                                                                                                                                  95.40
When that Rakshasa  with ten necks   entered  the battle field  there appeared an omen in the battle field indicating his death.                                                                                                                       95.41
A meteor   with a sound similar to thunder   fell down from the sky  . and  very disturbed vultures along with crows started    crying  aloud.                                                                                                       95.42
Ravana ignored these ill omens due to his ignorance   and marched forward, for the purpose   of his being killed   driven by fate .                                                                                                                  95.43
Hearing the sound of the coming of the chariots  of those great Rakshasas , the army of  monkeys   returned back to fight.                                                                                                                        95.44
Then a tumultuous battle started between the monkeys and Rakshasas, who were both  desirous of their own victory.                                                                                                                                 95.45 
Then  the very  angry   ten necked one   using arrows decked with gold   and waged a great war   on that army of monkeys.                                                                                                                                 95.46
  Ravana   chopped off the heads of some monkeys   , and pieced the heart of some   and cut off the ears of some others.                                                                                                                                     95.47
Some were killed because  of  breathlessness  , some had the portion near the ribs torn off  and some of them lost their eyes.                                                                                                                           95.48
Whichever side Ravana was seen  coming in his chariot on the battle-field, his eyes  were  rolling in anger  and  those monkey-warriors, on that side, could not with stand the rapidity of his arrows.
Thus ends the  ninety  fifth   chapter   of the book of war   of Valmiki Ramayana    which is the first  book

96.Sugreeva kills Viroopaksha

(When Viroopaksha the powerful minister  of  Ravana starts attacking  the monkeys, Sugreeva with his monkey chiefs    fights with him and after a horrific battle kills him.)

There  the earth  became  strewn   with the bodies of monkeys  killed by   the arrows  of the ten necked one .                                                                                                                                                                        96.1
The monkeys could not tolerate   the shower  of arrows   that were sent by Ravana  just like moths  cannot bear the burning fire.                                                                                                                             96.2
They who were hit by those sharp arrows   started running away just as the elephants   would run away if enveloped by fire in the forest.                                                                                                                       96.3
Ravana was marching ahead in the battle field   blowing away the monkeys , similar to wind blowing away   large clouds.                                                                                                                                             96.4
After destroying monkeys by his great strength  in the battle , Ravana speedily approached   Rama in the battle field.                                                                                                                                                            96.5
Noticing that the monkeys were running away  , after  putting his army in charge of Sushena  , Sugreeva started taking interest in the fight.                                                                                                                  96.6
Keeping Sushena the valorous monkey   who was equal to himself , in charge of his army , taking a tree as his weapon  Sugreeva marched towards  his enemy .                                                             96.7
Taking hold of huge mountains  and various kinds of trees   those monkey chiefs  followed Sugreeva by his side and also behind him.                                                                                                                            96.8
That Sugreeva roared in the battle field   creating a huge sound    , striking   blows , he crushed  various chief of Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                              96.9
The huge bodied Sugreeva   smashed    several Rakshasas   similar to grown up trees are smashed by wind at time of deluge.                                                                                                                                     96.10
Sugreeva rained stones   on the army of Rakshasas   similar to  clouds showering hail stones on the birds in the forest.                                                                                                                                                       96.11
While those Rakshasas  who were  defeated by Sugreeva, fell  on the floor and then roared  and  got diminished in number from all sides, the indomitable Viroopaksha the  Rakshasa  , holding a bow, pronouncing his name by himself, descended from his chariot and mounted the  on back of an elephant.
Viroopaksha who was a great hero ascended on an  elephant   and roared with huge sound   and then rushed towards the monkeys.                                                                                                                        96.15
He then attacked Sugreeva who was in the front  with    various horrible arrows  and established himself as one  encouraging    the Rakshasas.                                                                                          96.16
When Sugreeva was struck  severely    with sharp arrows   of that Rakshasa, he roared loudly   and with great anger decided to kill that Rakshasa.                                                                                                 96.17
That valorous monkey   who was great fighter , uprooted a huge tree and going near to the Rakshasa and hit that huge elephant with it on its face.                                                                                      96.18
When Sugreeva hit that huge elephant  it receded to a distance of the length of a bow  , sank down and also roared.                                                                                                                                                   96.19
That valorous Rakshasa , got down quickly from that wounded elephant   and advanced speedily towards   that monkey  Sugreeva  who was his enemy  holding a sword and a shield made of   hide of a bull but Sugreeva in spite of being threatened stood firm.                                                       96.20-96.21
He   who became greatly enraged   and took a very huge rock  which was as big as a cloud   and threw it on Viroopaksha.                                                                                                                                            96.22
Seeing that rock was falling on him   that great and valorous  Rakshasa  receded away and struck Sugreeva with his sword.                                                                                                                           96.23
When that angry Sugreeva was    wounded by that sword in the battle  ,  he fell down unconscious for a moment in that battle field.                                                                                                                     96.24
Then getting up   suddenly  that Sugreeva tightened his fist   and with great speed  brought it down on that   Rakshasa in that great battle.                                                                                                     96.25
When that Rakshasa Viroopaksha   was struck by the fist , he became very angry and using his sword   and  the armour  made Sugreeva fall  in the battle field.   And Sugreeva then fell    down   .96.26
Getting up after he has fallen down  that monkey gave a huge slap to the Rakshasa which gave a sound like thunder.                                                                                                                                              96.27
Freed of the effects of that great slap  of Sugreeva, that Rakshasa  with great skill   Struck him on the chest with his fist.                                                                                                                                     96.28
That king of the monkeys Sugreeva   became greatly angry   seeing that Rakshasa had  escaped the effect of his slap.                                                                                                                                                  96.29
That monkey then found out an opportunity     to hit Viroopaksha   and then gave another great slap   on his  temple-bone.                                                                                                                                      96.30
Stuck down by the slap which was similar to thunder  of Lord Indra  , Viroopaksha fell on the ground   with blood oozing out of all his nine apertures , just like water rushes out of a spring.   96.31-96.32
The monkeys saw   that   very angry Viroopaksha   , completely coated with blood   and transformed in to one with very ugly eyes.                                                                                                                     96.33
 The monkeys saw  their enemy   drenched in blood   and turning to and fro  and throbbing on his sides. He was also roaring pitiably.                                                                                                                   96.34
Confronting together in that  battle-field in that way, those two violent and terrific armies which were  as broad as oceans, of monkeys and Rakshasas and both  roared like two large oceans which had burst their bounds.                                                                                                                                             96.35
Seeing that Rakshasa  with  ugly eyes   killed by the very strong king of monkeys,   the army of monkeys and Rakshasas     together looked like   the river Ganga   which is agitated.                                 96.36

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

97.Sugreeva kills Mahodhara 

(Ravana requests Mahodhara to fight on his behalf. After a great fight Sugreeva   kills Mahodhara.  He is greatly honored for this.)

Those two armies   which were  killed in that great   battle    by  each other  , quickly diminished in size   just likes waters of lakes   diminish in summer.                                                                                           97.1
By the destruction of his army as well as the death of  Viroopaksha  , Ravana , the king of Rakshasas   became doubly enraged.                                                                                                                          97.2
By seeing the strength of army being diminished due to the killing  by monkeys  , Ravana   saw  that reversal of fate   has come to him.                                                                                                         97.3
He then told Mahodhara , the destroyer of his enemies who was standing near him.” Oh long armed one , at this time my desire for victory rests with you.”                                                                            97.4
“Oh valorous one ,  now kill the army of our enemies and show your great   heroism  for this is the time   to repay your debt   to your master.”                                                                                                   97.5
When the king of Rakshasas told like to Mahodhara    , he said “So be it” and went  inside the army of the enemy   like a moth entering a flame.                                                                                         97.6
“By the valour   got because  of encouragement  , that mighty Rakshasa   who had great luster  destroyed the monkeys    by using his own valour.”                                                                                  97.7
Those very huge monkeys    taking hold of very big stones  , entered  the huge army of Rakshasas and killed   all  Rakshasas.                                                                                                                              97.8
In that great war , the very angry  Mahodhara   with his gold decked arrows   cut off    the hands and thighs of the monkeys.                                                                                                                            97.9
Those monkeys who were troubled by that Rakshasa speedily ran off to the ten directions   but some went and approached Sugreeva.                                                                                                         97.10  
Seeing that the large army of monkeys are being defeated  , Sugreeva   speedily rushed near Mahodhara  and reached close to him.                                                                                                                     97.11
Getting hold of    of a horrific mountain like stone  , the king of monkeys  who was  greatly lustrous   threw it on the  Rakshasa  to kill him.                                                                                                  97.12
Mahodhara seeing that huge rock falling on him  , immediately without any nervousness  with his arrows  broke it , though it was difficult to do.                                                                                                 97.13
That stone which   was broken   in to thousands of pieces  fell on the earth  , like a flock of scared vultures.                                                                                                                                                   97.14
Seeing that  the rock was broken, Sugreeva getting very angry  , uprooted a Sala tree and threw it but the Rakshasa broke it in to pieces in the war.                                                                                  97.15
The heroic Mahodhara    who was tormenter of  enemy armies   wounded Sugreeva   with his arrows  and then the very angry Sugreeva   saw an iron rod fallen on the ground.                                        97.16
Swinging that shining iron rod   and showing it to the Rakshasa  ,  hitting with it killed    the excellent horses of  Mahodhara .                                                                                                                               97.17
When the horses were killed that valorous Rakshasa Mahodhara   jumped down from his huge chariot  and seized hold of a mace with great anger.                                                                                          97.18
Holding the mace and iron rod in their hands , those Valorous ones, resembling clouds   neared each other   roaring  like two bulls .                                                                                                                   97.19
That Rakshasa Mahodhara  threw his shining  mace , which shined like a Sun with great anger , on Sugreeva.                                                                                                                                                      97.20 
Seeing that highly terrible mace, falling on him in that great battle, the mighty Sugreeva, the King of monkeys got    angry with a red blood shot eyes  and struck that mace, by lifting up the iron rod but that iron rod broke off and fell on the ground.                                                                                            97.21-97.22
Then that Sugreeva took from the surface of the earth   a shining  pestle  which was decked    with gold.  
 Then Sugreeva lifted  the iron pestle  and threw it   on Mahodhara who threw   two maces at him   and clashed with each other and broke in to pieces.                                                                                   97.24
With   all their weapons broken   those warriors endowed with strength and valour  who were shining like fire   started fighting with fists.                                                                                                         97.25
Those two warriors again and again roared   , banged each other  with their palms   and rolled  on surface of the earth.                                                                                                                                  97.26
They rose up quickly  and began to hit each other  and both not  getting defeated  , pushed each other by holding the shoulders .                                                                                                                       97.27
Those two heroes who were both destroyers of their   enemies  fell exhausted by wrestling with each other  and the very agile Mahodhara  took a sword and a shield lying on the ground.              97.28
The Monkey chief Sugreeva   in the same way took  hold of a huge sword and shield    which was lying on the battle ground .                                                                                                                             97.29
Then those experts in use of weapons  in war , whose limbs were seized with anger   ran forward with joy   with swords held high.                                                                                                                    97.30
Concentrating their minds on victory  , those two very angry   ones performed perambulations   from left to right of each other  with great speed.                                                                                           97.31
That evil minded valorous Mahodhara   who  praised valour   with great speed   hit   with his sword  with great force on   the heavy shield of Sugreeva.                                                                                 97.32
When the Rakshasa was extracting his sword from Sugreeva ‘s shield  , that elephant like monkey   with his sword cut off the head of Mahodhara    adorned   with ear globes and a helmet.             97.33
Seeing the cut head of Mahodhara falling on the ground  , the army of the king of Rakshasas could not be seen in the battle field.                                                                                                                   97.34
Then after killing Mahodhara  that monkey along with his monkey warriors   made a joyful roar of victory  which made Ravana greatly angry and Rama very happy.                                                            97.35
All the  Rakshasas with downcast faces   and  dejected minds  were greatly scared and ran away from the battle  field.                                                                                                                                               97.36
After throwing Mahodhara   on the earth  ,  who looked like a huge mountain lying shattered, the son of Sun God who cannot be defeated    shined   in glory in that battle field  , like a Sun shining with his rays.                                                                                                                                                         
That king of monkeys after attaining victory was being looked at in the battle field , by devas,  groups of Yakshas, Sidhas   as well as by all type of beings  standing on the surface of earth  who were all extremely happy.                                                                                                                                  97.38

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

98.Angadha kills Mahapaswa

(There was a great fight between Mahaparswa and Angadha, In the end Angadha killed Mahaparswa.)

When Mahodhara was killed  by Sugreeva  then  the very strong Mahaparswa  with eyes red due to great anger  stirred up the great army of Angadha     with his arrows.                                              98.1
That Rakshasa removed the head of many monkeys from their trunk  like a speedy wind which  removes fruits from their stock.                                                                                                                               98.2
Then  that Rakshasa   with great speed   chopped off  the hands of some monkeys  with his arrows and also struck down  the  rib cage of some of them.                                                                                 98.3
Due to pain caused by that rain of arrows of Mahaparswa, those monkeys had a sad face and were looking greatly dull.                                                                                                                                     98.4
Seeing that his army is being depressed  by that Rakshasa  , Angadha  who is very fast  , exhibited   his valour   which was like   the ocean on full moon days.                                                                        98.5
He then held a huge steel rod   which was shining like the rays of  the  Sun   and hurled it on Mahaparswa who was fighting the  war.                                                                                              98.6
Due to that smashing  Mahaparswa became unconscious    and along with his charioteer   fell  from his chariot.                                                                                                                                                       98.7
Then the lustrous king of bears who was like a heap of collyrium   and who was extremely powerful   became very angry   and rushed forward   from his battalion which was like a huge cloud  , carrying a huge rock   which was like mountain peak  , killed  his horses   and with his great strength broke his chariot too.                                                                                                                                       98.8-98.9
Within a short time  the very strong Mahaparswa regained his consciousness   and struck Angadha with very  many arrows.                                                                                                                                 98.10
Then he   struck Jambavan , the king of bears with three arrows   on his chest and Gavaksha  with very many arrows.                                                                                                                                            98.11
Seeing that Jambavan and Gavaksha were troubled by his arrows  , Angadha became very angry and took hold   of a  horrifying iron rod.                                                                                                      98.12
Firmly holding that iron rod, which shined  like the rays of the sun, with both hands and turning it around with force, Angadha son of Vali, with eyes reddened due to anger , hurled it on that Mahaparswa the Rakshasa, who stood at a distance, with an intention to kill him.          98.13-98.14
That  rod hurled by the very strong Angadha   knocked off the bow  as well as the arrows  from the hand of  that Rakshasa  and also knocked off his helmet.                                                                          98.15
Then approaching him with very great speed, the famous  Angadha   the son of Vali  , with open palms slapped him on his root of the ear which was shining   with an ear ring.                                   98.16
The very lustrous  Mahaparswa , who is greatly swift and very angry , by one hand lifted   a huge   axe.  
That very angry Rakshasa threw that stainless  strong axe made of steel and seasoned in oil at  the  son of Vali.                                                                                                                                                    98.18
Angadha who was filled  with anger   escaped from that axe   which had been aimed at his left shoulder bone.                                                                                                                                                          98.19
 That valorous Angadha   who was as  valorous as his father   was greatly angry  and firmly tightened   his fist which was like   a thunder bolt.                                                                                                  98.20
That master of the vital parts  , whose fist  hit like Indra ’s thunderbolt hit that Rakshasa on the chest , near his breasts.                                                                                                                                  98.21
In the great battle   that  fleshy part of   that Rakshasa   due to that blow   was blasted   and he fell dead  on the ground.                                                                                                                                    98.22
When  that  Rakshasa  Mahaparswa fell dead  on the ground   his army was greatly confused    and a great anger arose in Ravana.                                                                                                           98.23
The very profound lion like roar of the  joyful monkeys , like a blast shook the city of Lanka along with  its   attics and gate of the city  and was like the sound of Devas along with Indra.             98.24-98.25
Hearing in that battle field  the very great sound raised   by the monkeys    and that of the beings of heaven  , Ravana who was   the enemy of Indra   then stood prepared for another war.    98.26

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

99.Ravana and Rama commence the battle

(Bereft of all assistant Rakshasa chief Ravana enters the battle field. Very fierce fighting takes place between those great warriors. Both of them were injured by each other and continued to foight.)

Seeing the  Rakshasas Mahodhara  and Mahaparswa being killed   and also    the valorous and strong Viroopaksha   killed   in that great battle  Ravana got in to very great anger   and addressed his charioteer  using the following  words.                                                                                            99.1-99.2
For having killed my ministers    for having laid a siege   on my city  , I would remove my sorrow by killing Rama and Lakshmana.                                                                                                                                            99.3
“In that battle I will cut off the tree of Rama   which is going to give a flower called  Sita  , whose  principal branches are Sugreeva  , Jambavan, Kumuda  ,Nala  Dvividha , Mainda  , Angadha  , Gandhamadana  , Hanuman and Sushena   and all other  monkey chiefs.                                          99.4-99.5
Filling    all  ten directions with  noise  , Ravana rushed   in that chariot      towards  Rama.                     99.6
Filled with that sound, the entire earth, making   its rivers, mountains and forests, tremble and , throwing lions, antelopes and birds, into fright. Ravana  marched.                                                              99.7
Then he   used a very horrific   and fearful    arrow  called Thamasa(darkness)    which began to attack  all the monkeys who   fell on all sides.                                                                                                                   99.8
When the greatly frightened monkeys , not able to bear    that arrow built  by Lord Brahma himself  , started running away   dust began to rise from the earth                                                                          99.9
Seeing that hundreds of monkeys of his army were  shattered  by those excellent arrows of  Ravana, Rama   stood ready for  fighting .                                                                                                                   99.10
Having driven away the army of monkeys, Ravana the foremost among the demons then saw Rama, the destroyer  of his enemies, who was endowed with long arms and  wide  eyes resembling   lotus petals standing unconquered with his brother Lakshmana-like Indra the lord of devas   is seen with Vishnu, the supreme lord of preservation-holding up his great bow as though scraping the sky.             99.11-99.12
That greatly lustrous Rama   who was  born in the clan of Raghu  along with the very strong Lakshmana  , seeing    the disappointed monkeys and the advancing Ravana  , happily held his bow by its middle. 
After that Rama began   to stretch  his  excellent bow  , with great  speed and with great sound    as if he wanted to break the earth.                                                                                                                          99.15
Due the arrows   which were rained by   Ravana   and  sound of  stretching of the bow of Rama  , the Rakshasas started falling in their hundreds.                                                                                           99.16
Ravana   coming within the ranges of arrows shot by those sons of a king   looked like Rahu   standing near the Sun and the moon.                                                                                                                     99.17
Wishing to   fight   early  Lakshmana readied  his sharp arrows  which were like  flames of fire   and stretched his bow .                                                                                                                                    99.18
The greatly lustrous Ravana   prevented in the  sky itself  the arrows   released  by  the great archer Lakshmana  , the moment  they were released.                                                                                 99.19
Ravana  who was  greatly dexterous in use of arrows,   split  one arrow of Lakshmana by one arrow , three arrows by three arrows   and ten arrows by ten arrows.                                                        99.20
After  crossing over Lakshmana , the    son of Sumithra    who as victorious in that battle   approached Rama   who stood  in the battle field like a mountain.                                                                      99.21
That  king of Rakshasas Ravana with blood red eyes due to anger   approached Rama and rained arrows on him.                                                                                                                                                        99.22
Seeing   the streams of arrows     that emerged from the bow of Ravana  , Rama   quickly   took hold  of Bhalla arrows    in great haste,                                                                                                               99.23
Then  Raghava   broke  those large  number  of lustrous   arrows which were looking horrific   and coming  like snakes   by his sharp Bhalla  arrows.                                                                            99.24
With very great speed Ravana on Rama and  Rama on Ravana   showered sharp   arrows  of various kinds on each other.                                                                                                                                        99.25
Pushing each other by their speed of their arrows  , they were both fighting without getting defeated  and went round in circles   of different kinds   from left  to right   , for a long time.                99.26
All beings were scared   when both of them   who looked angry   were releasing   arrows  at each other , looking like  , god of death  and god of destruction respectively.                                             99.27
The sky at that time  became dense with arrows  of various kinds  and looked  like the sky   filled  with clouds  at  the end of monsoon   along with frequent lightning.                                             99.28
By those rain of very sharp    arrows  with great  speed decorated by wings of vultures   there  were eye like holes on the sky .                                                                                                                       99.29
They made the sky dark  initially with  their wars   and after   the sun set  their cloud like forms made it even more dark.                                                                                                                                 99.30
There occurred  a huge war between both of them, each of whom   wanted   to kill  the other . That was  beyond thought  and difficult to approach   like the  war that took place between Vruthra   and Lord Indra.                                                                                                                                                 99.31
Both of them  who were greats in archery  , who were  experts in war   and who   were skilled  in the use of arrows   moved without any hindrance in the battle field .                                               99.32
In whichever direction that they went    the waves of arrows  went like waves   in that direction  like two  oceans  moved by the same wind.                                                                                               99.33
Ravana who had skilful hands  and one who made the world cry   using series of steel arrows  aimed at  the forehead of Rama.                                                                                                                     99.34
Rama  tolerated   the hit of those  arrows on his forehead   and took them as lotus petals   discharged    from a great  bow   and  did not get upset.                                                                                 99.35
Then after  chanting proper chants  the valorous Rama   of great splendour   who was filled with great   anger,  took   and discharged the arrow of Rudra after   stretching his  bow .                     99.36
When those arrows fell on the huge cloud like unbreakable armour of Rama , those arrows fell down   and did not cause him any pain.                                                                                                   99.37
Then Rama who was expert in all type of arrows  , though he was pierced by arrows on his forehead  yet again sent a great arrow aimed at Ravana    seated on a chariot.                                          99.38
Those  arrows of Rama   after piercing  arrows sent by Ravana   penetrated  like five headed snakes  in to the earth  when Ravana opposed them.                                                                                     99.39
Ravana  who was benumbed with anger  after destroying that arrow of Rama  sent another  horrifying Asura  arrow.                                                                                                                                    99.40
He released sharp arrows, having the heads of lions and tigers, those of buzzards and crows, even of vultures and falcons, as well as those of jackals and wolves, arrows with their mouths wide open, having the heads of venomous snakes with five heads, causing great fear.                                   99.41-99.42
Hissing like a serpent , due to his very anger  Ravana who was endowed with extraordinary energy and conjuring tricks, released towards Rama these and other arrows, having the heads of donkeys, those of boars, dogs and cocks as also of alligators and venomous snakes.                                                                               99.43-99.44
When the  arrow of the Asuras  was sent against him,   Rama with great enthusiasm sent the arrow of God of fire.                                                                                                                                             99.45
Rama  then used  , various kinds of arrows, with heads as  bright as fire, others with heads shining like the sun, the moon, the crescent, a comet, others shining like planets, lunar mansions and a huge meteor and some arrows resembling flashes of lightning.                                                                99.46-99.47
The horrifying arrows    sent by Ravana   was   destroyed by the arrows of Rama, broke in to thousand pieces and fell on the ground.                                                                                                            99.48  
Seeing that arrow of Rama , who never gets tired performing his job  , had destroyed the arrows of Ravana   all the monkeys who can assume any form that they desire  surrounded lead by Sugreeva and congratulated him.                                                                                                                     99.49-99.50
The great soul Rama who had destroyed    the arrows sent by the hand  of   Ravana  was filled with joy  and the monkey chiefs   full of joy roared loudly,                                                                                   99.51

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

100. Ravana wounds Lakshmana but runs away  not able to fight with Rama

(The great  one to one war between Rama and Ravana continues. In between Lakshmana and Vibheeshana interfere and destroy the  chariot of Ravana. When Ravana tries to kill Vibheeshana, Lakshmana saves him. Then Ravana wounds Lakshmana with a great spear. Rama is upset  and fights vigorously.)

When Ravana  the king of Rakshasas saw that  his arrow    was destroyed, his anger became two fold    and in that great anger he sent another arrow.                                                                                100.1
That greatly lustrous   Ravana   started to release   another horrifying arrow   of anger built by Maya  on Rama .                                                                                                                                                       100.2
Then from that bow   came out spears , maces  , blazing tridents   and cubs   which were as hard as Vajrayudha   from all directions.                                                                                                           100.3
Various types of sharp  and terrible hammers  , deceptive nooses   and  shining thunderbolts   came out similar to  the storm at   the time of final deluge.                                                                             100.4
That very auspicious Raghava   who was an expert in great divine arrows  , who has a very great luster  struck down that arrow by an arrow of Gandharwas.                                                                       100.5
When the great Raghava destroyed that arrow of his  , Ravana with eyes red due to anger   sent the arrow of Sun God.                                                                                                                                    100.6
From that lustrous bow   of the intelligent Ravana   came shining large   discuses   with terrific speed.  
When  they came out   falling from all sides   the entire sky was shining   and all the directions   were well lit as by sun, moon and other planets.                                                                                                 100.8
Then Raghava  who was standing in front of Ravana ’s army   split all those discuses   and other strange weapons   by using large number of arrows.                                                                                       100.9
Seeing his arrow being destroyed by Rama  , Ravana  , the king of Rakshasas  pierced   Rama in all his vital parts by ten arrows.                                                                                                                         100.10
Even though that Ravana struck Rama with those ten arrows released from his great bow, Rama of extraordinary energy was not shaken.                                                                                                  100.11
Thus struck   Rama who was victorious in all battles   became very angry   and struck Ravana   on all his organs   with large number of arrows.                                                                                                   100.12
In the mean time ,Lakshmana   the very strong younger brother of Rama  who was a destroyer of his enemies   took  hold of seven arrows.                                                                                                   100.13
Those very fast arrows   cut off   the greatly shining flag of Ravana   which had the picture of man’s head.
Then that great Lakshmana    with one single arrow   tore off the head of the charioteer  of Ravana   which was adorned with shining ear rings .                                                                                         100.15
Then with five very sharp arrows  Lakshmana   cut off   the bow of the king of Rakshasas   which looked like the trunk of an elephant.                                                                                                                    100.16
Bouncing forward, Vibheeshana killed, with his mace, the excellent horses of Ravana, which looked like black clouds and were as  tall as mountains.                                                                                         100.17
Ravana jumped out   of his very large chariot   whose horses have been killed   and showed  a severe anger   towards  his brother.                                                                                                                    100.18
Then that king of Rakshasas   who had great  strength  hurled a spear  which was shining like lightning   on Vibheeshana.                                                                                                                                         100.19
Even before the spear could  reach Vibheeshana,  Lakshmana  broke it with three  of his arrows  and all the monkeys   loudly cheered him in the battle field.                                                                      100.20
That spear which was crowned with gold   was torn in to three pieces and fell like a large meteor  with sparks of fire from the sky.                                                                                                                    100.21
Then that Ravana    took a much larger spear   which was the best   with great luster   with its own splendour and was difficult to approach even  by Kala, the God of death.                                  100.22
That bad soul Ravana   with great strength and speed   and which was shining like  a  thunderbolt   hurled  it swiftly.                                                                                                                                     100.23
At that  time the valorous Lakshmana  quickly   rushed towards Vibheeshana   who was in danger to his life.                                                                                                                                                             100.24
To rescue him, the valorous  Lakshmana went on showering arrows   at Ravana   who was  holding the spear  in his hand.                                                                                                                                   100.25
Made helpless by that shower of arrows   by that great  one, could  not make up his mind   to attack Vibheeshana.                                                                                                                                          100.26
Ravana who saw that his brother was rescued   by Lakshmana   stood  before him and spoke the following words.                                                                                                                                   100.27
“Oh Lakshmana whose strength is very great  , you have now rescued Vibheeshana  in this way , and now I am leaving out Vibheeshana  and am sending weapons against you.”                        100.28
“This spear  which would be  hurled by my steel like arms , will make a mark of blood on you  , pierce your heart   and go away only after taking your life.                                                                 100.29
After seeing this   that  greatly enraged Ravana roared and hurled  the unfailing spear  towards Lakshmana, that  which was adorned with eight loudly clamouring bells, which had been designed by Maya the demon by dint of his conjuring trick, capable of destroying adversaries and blazing as it was with splendour.                                                                                                                     100.30-100.31
That which was hurled came with great speed like Indra ‘s thunderbolt   and fell on Lakshmana  in the battle field.                                                                                                                                         100.32
That Rama kept on repeating   , as the spear was rushing towards Lakshmana, “ Let Lakshmana be safe  , May the spear be useless ., May this effort become useless.”                                                  100.33
That spear, which was looking like a poisonous   serpent, released by the  very angry   Ravana in the battle, quickly Entered the chest   of Lakshmana, who stood fearless.                                   100.34
That spear   which was shining like the king of serpents   shined with great luster   and fell on the broad chest of Lakshmana   with  very great speed.                                                                               100.35
 Due to speed by which Ravana has sent it   that spear went very deep in to the chest of Lakshmana   and he fell to the ground with his heart being broken.                                                                    100.36
Rama  with great luster who was stationed near by Lakshmana   saw this and due to the love towards his brother became extremely sad.                                                                                                    100.37
With tear filled sorrowful eyes , Rama thought for a moment  became as angry as the fire at  the time of final deluge  .                                                                                                                                    100.38
Becoming aware that it was not the time for feeling sorrowful , and looking at Lakshmana, Rama resumed that highly tumultuous battle with a great and whole-hearted endeavor, determined as he was to destroy Ravana.                                                                                                                                          100.39
Rama saw Lakshmana   who was wounded by the spear  in that great war, bathed in blood  looking like a mountain   with a snake in the middle .                                                                                                  100.40
In spite of great efforts the monkeys were not able to pull out   the spear (from Lakshmana) hurled by  the very strong Ravana  , as they were being continuously tormented   with the foremost among the Rakshasas with large number of arrows.                                                                                 100.41-100.42 
That spear had passed through the body of Lakshmana  and penetrated the earth  and the mighty Rama using his hands pulled it out  and getting greatly angry   broke it during the battle.                    100.43
When Rama was drawing out the spear    the very strong Ravana   struck several arrows on his body which split the vital parts of Rama.                                                                                                       100.44
Without any other thought   about those arrows, Rama embraced Lakshmana   and that Rama told Hanuman and Sugreeva.                                                                                                                        100.45
“Oh great monkeys   remain with Lakshmana and properly nurse him. Let this malicious Rakshasa called Ravana be killed by me. The time   for  which I have been desiring for a long time has now  come like the Chataka bird waiting for rain is seeing  the clouds at the end of hot season.”     100-46-100.47
“In this auspicious time , I am binding myself by a great oath .Oh monkeys  , without much delay you will see a world either devoid of Ravana or Rama.”                                                                            100.48
“Incidents like loss of the kingdom,  life in forest  , wandering about in Dandaka forest  and troubling of Sita by the Rakshasas have been encountered by me.”                                                     100.49
“But now I have encountered a very horrific sorrow  and pain   which is like the   agony in hell. . By killing Ravana in this battle , I shall relieve myself   of all these agonies.”                                 100.50    
“The reason for which I had brought the monkey army here , the  reason for killing of Vali and crowning of Sugreeva  , the reason for crossing   the ocean by building a bridge   has now come before my eye sight in this battle field.”                                                                                100.51-100.52
"This Ravana who has  come within the range of my vision, cannot survive, any more than the one who has come within the range of vision of a snake injecting deadly poison with its very glance or the  serpent who has come within the range of vision of Garuda, the king of birds and the enemy of serpents can survive."                                                                                                                    100.53-100.54
“Oh great monkeys sit   with comfort on the mountain  peaks   and watch   this great battle   between me and Ravana. “                                                                                                                         100.55
“Let All the three worlds ,  Gandharwas , Devas    and the Charanas   see during this war , the nature of Rama  today.”                                                                                                                                 100.56
“”I am going to do such an act today that all mobile and immobile beings of this world  along with the Devas  together will keep on narrating  as long as this world is there  and tell about how this battle went on.”                                                                                                                                                  100.57
The well composed Rama  after saying this  , with sharp arrows decked with gold  attacked that  ten necked  one.                                                                                                                                   100.58
Then  Ravana   rained   shining steel arrows   and maces   , just like a cloud   would give out rains. 
When those excellent  arrows sent by Rama and Ravana   at each other , a huge tumultuous sound emanated from there.                                                                                                                   100.60
Both  the arrows of Rama as well as Ravana split and broke  producing light   and fell from the sky on to earth.                                                                                                                                                  100.61
The loud sound   produced by the  bow string pulled by the hands  , of those greatly valorous Rama  and Ravana   made all beings scared   and was a great sight.                                                           100.62
 Torn very badly by the rain of that  net work of arrows  by the  great Rama   who was  armed with a shining bow   that  Ravana ran away  just like  cloud is pushed away by the tempest.         100.63

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

101.Sushena cures Lakshmana

(Rama is terribly upset and does not want  to live.  Sushena says he is not dead and sends Hanuman to get herbs from Oushadhi mountain. Hanuman not able to recognize the herb brings the mountain itself. Lakshmana is cured.  He requests Rama not to get upset but kill Ravana.)

Seeing Lakshmana    fallen down  and completely coated with blood   after giving a tumultuous battle   in which he showered very many arrows  , due to the spear   of the strong and evil minded   Ravana , Rama spoke as follows  to  Sushena  .                                                                                           101.1-101.2 
“This Lakshmana  who has fallen on earth due to the speedy arrows   of Ravana  and who is wiggling like a serpent   and  increasing my  sorrow.”                                                                                                       101.3
"My energy to fight is failing, even as I am  looking  at this valiant Lakshmana, who is dearer to me than life, bathed in blood and  my mind being greatly disturbed."                                                            101.4
“What is the use of this life or happiness to me  , if my brother  who  has all auspicious marks, is interested in war and is famous   were to meet his death.”                                                             101.5
“My heroism is feeling shy , my  bow is  falling down  , my arrows are dropping down,   and my vision is  blurred by tears.”                                                                                                                                       101.6
“My body is sinking down  like those men who are asleep   and tension is growing inside making me wish to die.”                                                                                                                                                        101.7
“I am seeing  my brother has fallen down, wounded in his vital parts   by that evil soul Ravana   groaning   with agony.”                                                                                                                                               101.8
Seeing his brother whom he loved  who was like his soul  with losing his life breath  , Rama became greatly sorrowful   and full of anxiety and grief.                                                                              101.9
Seeing Lakshmana his brother lying wounded in the dust of the battle-field, he got into extreme worry  and lamented  with a  confused in mind.                                                                                        101.10
“Oh valorous one, even if I win this war , I will not be happy ,like a man without sight cannot see in spite of bright moon.”                                                                                                                                 101.11
“What is  the use of this war , what is the use of this soul to me   with my brother being killed in this battle here  and so I do not have any desire to fight.”                                                                  101.12
“Like that greatly lustrous one followed me to the forest, I am also going to follow him   for his journey to the place of God of death.”                                                                                                         101.13
“Lakshmana who was loved by all his relations   is forever ardently devoted to me   and has reached this stage due to treacherous battle   of the Rakshasas.”                                                                 101.14  
“We can obtain    wives from places and places , we can obtain relations in places and places   but I do not see any place where I can get a brother who loves me this much.”                                101.15
They all saw Rama wailing like this   with mind reeling with distress  and sighing and breathing deeply  again and again.                                                                                                                              101.16
“What is the use of the kingdom to me without Lakshmana   who is difficult to defeat ?What would I be able to Sumithra  , the mother who is very fond of her son?”                                               101.17
“I shall not be able to bear the reproaches which are bound  to be told by  Sumithra and what shall I say to my mother Kausalya and my mother  Kaikeyi.”                                                                  101.18
“What shall I tell Bharata or to the very strong Shatrughna  , when they ask me  why I have  come back without Lakshmana   who came along with me to the forest?”                                          101.19
“Death now would be preferable  rather than    the reproaches   from  relatives.  I might have done some sinful act in my previous births , for my younger brother to die before me. “                 101.20
“Alas oh brother , Oh best of men , best among valorous men  , Oh Lord , Why did you go to the other world deserting me  ?”                                                                                                               101.21
“Oh brother though I am wailing, why are you not talking to me ? Oh brother arise and see  this miserable man  with your eyes.”                                                                                               101.22
“Oh great one  ,    you have always comforting and consoling me  , whenever I   feel sad and pained and listless   among  the mountains and forests.”                                                                             101.23
When Rama was saying like  this full of sorrow   in his mind,  Sushena   addressed  him with the following excellent words .                                                                                                                              101.24
“Oh tiger among men,  , give up this thought   that causes you depression, for this sorrow which gives to grief   is like piercing arrows in the battle .”                                                                                101.25
“Lakshmana who increases auspiciousness  has not still died as   his looks have not changed   and his skin colour has not turned dark.”                                                                                                         101.26
“His face looks bright   and has a pleasing look. .The palms of his hands are as soft as lotus petals   and are very bright.”                                                                                                                              101.27
“Oh king of the earth, the looks of dead ones are not  like this . Oh valorous one who destroys his enemies . He is alive , so please do not worry.”                                                                                        101.28
“The repeated palpitation of his heart   with him breathing , though he is lying on earth   indicates that he is fast asleep    with relaxation of the limbs, Oh valorous one.”                                    101.29
After having addressed these words to Rama  , the very learned Sushena   spoke the following words to the great monkey Hanuman     who was standing nearby.”                                                101.30
"Proceeding from this place with full speed, Oh gentle one!,  go to the mountain called Oushadhi  , which was already described to you previously by Jambavan, Oh brave one! Bring here for restoring the great-souled and heroic Lakshmana to consciousness, the precious herb Vishalyakarani   by name which h as sprung up on its southern peak, Savarnakarnani  , Samjivakarani  and the precious herb, Samdhanakarani ."                                                                                                            101.31-101.33
As soon as Hanuman heard these words , he   went to the Oushadhi mountain  and since he was not able to identify that herb he became very thoughtful.                                                        101.34
Then in the brain of   son of wind god  who had exceedingly great luster a thought arose, “   I will take back    the peak of the mountain itself.”                                                                                  101.35
“Since  Sushena himself told me so , the herb must have sprouted   on this  mountain peak definitely.” 
“Suppose I do not take Vishalyakarani herb with me , over passage of time  great  problems may arise.”
Thinking like this the very strong   Hanuman approached  that great mountain, shook it  violently three times  with his arms  , uprooted the mountain peak   which was having very many flowering plants  , and lifted it up  as he was  very strong.                                                                                101.38-101.39
Carrying that great mountain peak which  looked like a dark rainy cloud  , Hanuman jumped up in to the sky.                                                                                                                                                     101.40   
Returning back with very great speed , after putting down that mountain peak   and after relaxing a little  , he spoke to Sushena the following words.                                                                                101.41
“Oh Great monkey , since I could not identify the required herb  , I have brought along with me the entire mountain.”                                                                                                                            101.42
After appreciating the son of wind God who spoke thus  , that excellent monkey pulled out the needed herbs   and took hold of them.                                                                                                     101.43
All the great monkey chiefs   as well all the devas were greatly surprised    to see the most difficult job done by Hanuman.                                                                                                                       101.44
Then after crushing the herb  , that great monkey   who was greatly lustrous, administered it in the nose of Lakshmana .                                                                                                                               101.45
After inhaling that herb  Lakshmana , the destroyer of enemy armies, having the spear lodged in his body, got rid of it   , became painless and got up  from the earth with great speed.       101.46
Seeing that Lakshmana has got  up from the earth   the monkeys said,”great, great”,  and applauded  Sushena.                                                                                                                                           101.47
Rama the destroyer of enemies, after seeing Lakshmana  said   “Come, come”  and embraced him with great affection  , with eyes covered by tears.                                                                                101.48
After that Raghava embraced the son of Sumithra  he said ,”Oh valorous one , I am seeing   you returned after death.”                                                                                                                                         101.49
“There is no meaning  in my living or victory or getting back Sita  , if you had  attained death . Please tell me what is there for  me after your death.”                                                                                 101.50
When   the great Raghava spoke like this  , in a very feeble voice Lakshmana spoke the following words.  
“Oh brother who is valorous in truth   , true to your promise of killing Ravana  , you should not speak like   a weak and cowardly man.”                                                                                                           101.52
“ Those who speak the truth do not make their oath futile  for fulfilling the oath    is the sign of greatness.”                                                                                                                                          101.53
“Oh faultless one  , your getting hopeless fot the sake of me    is not befitting you. Please fulfill your promise of killing Ravana.”                                                                                                              101.54
“When you shower your arrows   the enemy cannot continue to live  , like a great elephant  with mighty tusks cannot live if it crosses the path of   a lion.”                                                                      101.55
“I want to see that bad soul   killed immediately  , before the sun sets after   finishing his task. “
"Oh  venerable hero,  If you wish to kill Ravana in battle, if you wish to fulfill your promise and if you feel affectionate towards Sita , do as I tell you soon and now."                                                 101.57

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

102.Indra sends his chariot to help Rama

(The great war continued. Devas felt ,that Rama was at a disadvantage fighting from land. So Indra sent his chariot and charioteer Matali to help Rama. Both of them being of equal valour   the war continued in a fierce manner.)

Hearing  Lakshmana  speaking   those words ,  the valorous Rama who as the destroyer of his enemies   took hold of his bow   and fixed an arrow  on its bow string.                                                      102.1
In the battle  front  Rama released   horrifying   arrows at Ravana   and Ravana, the king of Rakshasas  occupying another chariot  rushed towards the son of Kakustha clan, Similar to Rahu rushing towards the sun God.                                                                                                                                         102.2
The ten necked one    standing on his chariot   struck Rama   with arrows equal to Vajrayudha   similar to   a cloud   gushing out rain on a huge mountain.                                                                               102.3
Rama thoughtfully sent fire like  flaming arrows ornamented with gold   on the ten necked one in the battle field.                                                                                                                                             102.4
 The devas, Gandharwas and Yakshas told among themselves that the war fought with Ravana on a chariot and Rama  on the ground    was not equal.                                                                      102.5
Hearing these words , the auspicious best among the devas  summoned Matali (his charioteer)  and spoke the following words to him.                                                                                                  102.6
“Go speedily along with my chariot to the earth    and after reaching there , invite the best among the Raghu clan   to take the seat in the chariot   and do great service to the devas.                   102.7
When the king of devas told like this  , his charioteer Matali  , saluted him by bowing his head   and told the following  words.                                                                                                                        102.8
“Oh Indra   along with excellent chariot  yoked to green horses  , I will go and perform the duty  of  Charioteer to Rama.”                                                                                                                        102.9
Taking the  glorious and excellent chariot of Indra, having variegated body decked in gold, which was fitted with hundreds of tiny bells, with its pole of cat's eye gems shining   like the morning sun, yoked to excellent green horses, having golden chaplets on their heads, having white whisks, covered with nets of gold, shining like the sun and bearing a flag-staff raised on a golden bamboo and  ascending the chariot, as enjoined by Indra after  descending from paradise, Matali approached Rama.         102.10-102.13
Staying on the chariot itself  , that Matali the charioteer of the thousand  eyed  one  folding his hands in salutation to Rama  , told the following words.                                                                                  102.14
“Ok son of Kakustha clan, the thousand eyed one   has sent this chariot to help you get victory . Oh mighty and glorious one  , who is  the destroyer of his enemies .                                                  102.15
“Here is the great bow of Indra   and his armour shining like fire  , arrows  as bright as the sun  and  the auspiciously pure    steel spear .                                                                                                             102.16
“Oh valorous one , get in to this chariot  and kill the Rakshasa called Ravana , like Indra killed the Asuras when I was driving the chariot.”                                                                                                            102.17
When he told like this Rama went round the chariot , offered  his salutations to it  and got in to that chariot   causing the three worlds  to shine with splendour.                                                          102.18
Then ensued a great tumultuous battle making one’s hair stand erect   between the greatly valorous Rama   and that Rakshasa called Ravana.                                                                                           102.19
That Raghava who was a great expert on arrows matched  a Gandharwa arrow with a Gandharwa arrow, a God arrow with a gold arrow   and made fall the arrows of the king .                                        102.20
That king of Rakshasas became greatly angry   and again released another horrific arrow of the Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                               102.21
Those arrows decked with gold, which were released from the bow of Ravana turned  in to highly poisonous   snake   and came towards Rama.                                                                                   102.22
Those fearful arrows having a burning face  , vomiting burning fire   from its face  , with its mouth wide open rushed towards Rama alone.                                                                                                     102.23
 All the directions of the earth were  covered by poisonous snakes  ,  whose impact was like Vasuki , the king of serpents with flaming coils  . Even the corners   between the directions were filled   with these snakes.                                                                                                                                                     102.24
Seeing all those  snakes rushing towards him in the battle field  , Rama created and released  an extremely fearful  and horrific arrow  of Garuda.                                                                           102.25
With golden shafts   which shined like flames   that arrow released from the bow of Rama   turned n to golden eagles and these   went round.                                                                                            102.26
Those  arrows of Rama which can assume any form that they want  , assumed the form of eagles   and destroyed all  those   arrows which were flying round in the form  of snakes.                         102.27
Seeing that his arrows  have proved a waste  , Ravana , the king of Rakshasas became greatly angry  ,  and rained   horrific rains of arrows on Rama.                                                                               102.28
With thousand arrows Ravana wounded Rama who never delayed his actions   and then wounded Matali with very many arrows.                                                                                                                      102.29
With one arrow Ravana struck the golden  flag post and made it fall down on the seat  and tore  the flag of that chariot   and Ravana also struck   the horses of Indra ’s chariots.                                            102.30
Seeing Rama pained  , the gods, Gandharwas , Charanas   along with the demons, as also Sidha  and the great sages felt dejected. Seeing the moon in the shape of Rama eclipsed by Rahu in the shape of Ravana, the monkey-chiefs too, along with Vibheeshana, felt perturbed.                              102.31-102.32
The planet Budha   conquering the constellation of Rohini  who was the darling of the moon , which  was presided  by Lord Brahma  forebode disaster  to all beings.                                                                    102.33
Burning  in great rage   that ocean   rose very high at that time   as though it was trying to touch the sun   and its mist and tide moving    to and fro .                                                                                                  102.34
The Sun looked with colour of ash with piercing rays  and its rays  travelled slowly  and it appeared  like a headless trunk in its lap and united with the comet.                                                                               102.35
The planet mars (angaraka ) stood attacking   the Vishakha  star constellation   presided over by Indra and fire , which is adored   by the kings of Kosala.                                                                                  102.36
With ten faces . twenty arms   and holding the bow tightly   by his hands  , Ravana looked like  the Mainaka mountain.                                                                                                                                         102.37
Because   of being overpowered by that ten necked Rakshasa,   Rama was not even able     to fit   arrows in his bow .                                                                                                                                                      102.38
That angry Rama   knitting his eye brows  , with   eyes turned   slightly red  got in to great anger   and  felt   as though he would burn all the Rakshasas.                                                                                    102.39
Seeing the face of    that powerful Rama    which was provoked by great  anger  , all living beings  got frightened   and even the   earth began    to tremble .                                                                          102.40
The mountains with its lions and tigers   as well as its swaying trees trembled   and even the ocean which is the lord of rivers got agitated.                                                                                                   102.41
The very dense clouds   with harsh loud sounds  assumed   an undesirable look  and roamed all over  the sky  thundering .                                                                                                                                          102.42
Seeing Rama being terribly angry    and seeing those portents  , al beings started shivering  and even Ravana was seized with fear.                                                                                                                    102.43
The devas, Gandharwas   and great serpents  who were sitting  on their planes  , sages , Asuras and Dhanavas  , eagles which were flying in the air  witnessed   the battle between those great heroes  , fighting steadily with various types of weapons  and felt as   if the final deluge  was approaching. 
Those devas and Asuras who had come to witness the battle   seeing that   battle   rejoiced  due to devotion.                                                                                                                                                       102.46
The Rakshasas who reached the battle   field told Ravana , “Be victorious”   and the Gods again and again told Rama, “Be victorious.” ,                                                                                                           102.47
In the meantime, that evil-minded Ravana, who caused enemies to cry, stroking with anger a great weapon wishing to strike Rama, took  with  anger   that  spike, which was as  powerful as a thunderbolt, which made a loud noise and was  capable of exterminating all enemies, which was  resembling the mountain-peak, which with its sharp points  was dreadful to conceive and to behold was  resembling a smoke-crested mass of fire blazing at the final deluge , exceedingly furious, which was difficult to approach even by God of   Death, which was unassailable, which was a terror for all beings, capable as it was of tearing and splitting them with it being burning with flames.                                    102.48-102.51
That valorous and very angry Ravana   surrounded   in the battle field by very many Rakshasas  took hold of that spear by its middle.                                                                                                                          102.52
Ravana with a very huge body , with blood red eyes  due to anger  lifted that spear  , making his army greatly happy   and roared greatly in that battle.                                                                                 102.53
That frightful roar   of Ravana  made the earth , the four directions  ,the sky and  angles of Compass  tremble and shiver.                                                                                                                                    102.54
By that great roar of that very big bodied bad soul  , all  the living beings trembled  and the ocean  was agitated.                                                                                                                                                       102.55
After taking hold of that great spear  , that very valorous Ravana , made another great roar  and spoke the following words to Rama.                                                                                                                   102.56
“Oh Rama  this great spear which is equal to a thunderbolt   would surely take away not only your life but that of your brother and help mate  Lakshmana,”                                                                         102.57
“I who appreciate war would kill you by my strength in this war    and make you equivalent   to very many Valorous Rakshasas killed by me in the  battle front.”                                                              102.58
“Oh Raghava, wait for I am going to kill you with this spear , “ speaking thus   that king of Rakshasas hurled that spear,                                                                                                                                       102.59
That spear which was released from the hands of Ravana was encircled in an orb of lightning  and with eight bells tied on it  making a very great sound   splashed as it went to the sky.                         102.60
The valorous Raghava seeing that lustrous spear which was horrifying to look at   stretched his bow and released   very many plumed  arrows.                                                                                                    102.61
That Raghava   warded off that spear   by a  rains of his arrows, like Indra warded off the fire at deluge by streams  of water.                                                                                                                                102.62
But   the large spear of Ravana   consumed all those arrows which were coming from the bow of Rama  , like moths  being   consumed by fire.                                                                                                     102.63
Seeing those arrows smashed by coming into contact with the spear and reduced to ashes even while positioned in the sky, Rama  became greatly angry.                                                                           102.64
That Raghava who was the source of happiness of the Raghu clan, became very angry at this  and took hold of a spear  by Matali , with    the consent of Indra.                                                                    102.65
That spear lifted by the very strong Rama , gave out big sound of bells   and began to burn  like   a lustrous meteor in the sky at the final deluge .                                                                                    102.66
That spear which was hurled made in to pieces the spear of the king of Rakshasas and due to it that great spear of Ravana    fell on the ground , with its luster extinguished.                                       102.67
With   very sharp arrows of very high speed   with  shaft made of reeds  , Rama struck at his   target   and pierced   the great fleet of horses of Ravana .                                                                                      102.68
Then Rama using sharp arrows wounded the chest region of Ravana   and deliberately with three arrows pierced the  forehead of Ravana.                                                                                                             102.69
With all his body parts being wounded and blood covering the entire body , that Ravana in the middle of Rakshasas, shined like a blooming Asoka tree in the middle of other trees.                                   102.70
With  all his body   severely injured by Rama's arrows and with his body bathed in blood, that Ravana felt exhausted in the middle of a multitude of Rakshasas   and became greatly angry.                         102.71

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

103. Ravana ’s  charioteer takes him away.

(The fierce war continues. Rama tells Ravana that he is a coward. He moves  near him and showers him with arrows. Seeing him weakening and not able to respond, his charioteer takes the chariot away from the battle field.)

Ravana   who was proud of his skills of war , when   greatly tormented   by  the angry Rama   , became greatly angry.                                                                                                                                             103.1
 With burning eyes , raising    his bow in great anger , that valorous Ravana    who was greatly heroic   continued to trouble Rama  by covering him with thousands of arrow streams , just like a rainy cloud fills up a pond by thousands of rays of rain.                                                                                               103.2-103.3
Though he was covered by a great network of arrows  released from the bow of the enemy  , the son of Kakustha clan  did not flutter, just like a large unshakeable  mountain.                                                  103.4
The greatly valorous Rama    stood  in the battle field   preventing that torrents of arrows, with his own arrows, and suffered them just like they were rays of the sun.                                                                 103.5
Then that Rakshasa   with a very speedy  hand,  becoming angry struck the chest of  that great soul Rama  with thousands of arrows  .                                                                                                                  103.6
That elder brother of Lakshmana   bathed in blood in that battle field  appeared like the   very big Kimsuka   tree  in bloom in the forest.                                                                                                            103.7
Becoming very angry   by the  effect of those arrows , the greatly lustrous Rama   took hold of arrows  which shined like the sun at  the time of final deluge.                                                                                103.8
Both Rama and Ravana   who were greatly angry   could not see each other clearly in that battle field   which was dark being shrouded   by arrows.                                                                                                 103.9
Filled with great anger  that Rama, the son of Dasaratha   burst out in laughter   and told   the following harsh words  to Ravana.                                                                                                                                  103.10
“Oh basest of the Rakshasas , since you had abducted  my wife   from Janasthana , when she was helpless  when I was not there to protect her , you are not a person of valour.”                               103.11
“In spite  of  abducting   Sita   was in a miserable condition in that great forest  and  without  me  , you think  you are  a great champion .”                                                                                                              103.12
“Having  acted like a coward , by laying  your arms on another person’s wife   and posing as   a hero in relation to ladies  without protection,  you  think    you are a great champion.                                 103.13
“Oh person without shame  , who has broken the tenets of respectability , who is of loose morality  having laid your hand on death (Sita) , you think you are a great champion.”                                    103.14
“For having   done this  glorious and famous act ,  you who are   the valorous brother of Khubera  are indeed rich in your valour  and strength.”                                                                                                 103.15
“You are now  going to reap  now   the great fruit  noxious and contemptible act , which was done by you   just for vanity.”                                                                                                                                    103.16
“Oh evil minded person  , though you think   you are a great champion   there is no shame in you   for abducting  Sita , just like an ordinary thief.”                                                                                           103.17
“Had you dared to touch Sita in my presence  , you would have gone and met your brother Khara   at that very moment, when I killed you by my arrows.”                                                                               103.18 
“See , oh   stupid fellow , you have now come within my sight   and so I would send you to the world of death   with my sharp arrows today itself.”                                                                                           103.19
“Let your head adorned with shining ear rings   which lies   on this dust laden battle field be carried away   by the beasts of prey , after I chop it off  by my arrows today.”                                                       103.20
“Oh Ravana  ,let vultures fly down on your breast   after you fall on earth ,  wounded by my arrows with blood oozing out   of the   wounds caused by my sharp arrows.”                                                    103.21
"Let birds   tear out your bowels similar to  eagles dragging  serpents when you fall down dead when pierced by my arrows today."                                                                                                                103.22
After telling like this the valorous Rama  , who was the destroyer of enemies  moved near  the king of Rakshasas  and started raining arrows at him.                                                                                     103.23
The valour  , strength and joy  of Rama   increased two fold   when he longed for the death  of this enemy in that battle.                                                                                                                                  103.24
The memories of various mystic arrows    came to the mind of    the very learned Rama  and from his excessive enthusiasm  , that greatly lustrous one became swift handed.                                         103.25
Recognizing these good omens   , Rama , the destroyer of  Rakshasas    tormented     that Ravana even more fiercely.                                                                                                                                                103.26
Hit  by the volley of stones thrown by the monkeys and rain of arrows sent by Rama  , the ten necked one felt greatly  scared at heart.                                                                                                               103.27
Ravana could no longer take up the  weapons, nor stretch his bow, nor  was he able to  react to the valour of  Rama on account of his mind being confused.                                                                   103.28
As the time of his death drew near , the arrows that he sent with speed nor the mystic arrows employed him   had any effect in that battle.                                                                                                          103.29
Observing that  Ravana  had been reduced to such a plight, the charioteer driving the chariot, for his part, without getting excited, calmly and slowly carried off his chariot away from the battle-front.
After that seeing that his king   has lost  his energy and valour  and was seen  as miserable  , the charioteer   diverted his  very huge  chariot , which was rumbling like a cloud   and sneaked away from the battle front  in fear.                                                                                                                             103.31

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

104.Ravana shouts at the charioteer  and he replies.

(Ravana tells the charioteer that he should not have come  away from the battle field. He says he may be an enemy agent.  The Charioteer defends himself and says  that he did because he loved Ravana. He says that is one of the duties of Charioteer to save his master, Ravana becomes pleased and  orders him to take him back to the battle –field.  He  does it.)

That Ravana   lead forcefully   by fate  , with  blood red   eyes   due  to great anger  , due to  confusion   spoke thus  to the charioteer.                                                                                                                      104.1
"O evil-minded  one, Despising me as though I was  bereft of manliness, incapable, deficient in strength, cowardly, petty-minded, devoid of energy, without any   brilliance, deserted of conjuring tricks and abandoned by divine arrows , you had acted  as per your discretion."                                         104.2-104.3
“Why have you  driven away my  chariot  , bringing   me down   before  my enemies  , without asking my consent ?”                                                                                                                                                              104.4
“Oh ungentlemanly fellow,  the fame that I have earned  over very long periods , my luster  and the trust others had  on me  has been destroyed by you today.”                                                                                104.5
“When my famous and valorous    enemy  who entertained others by his valour   was looking on  , you have made me  a contemptible person   though I had  great desire  to  do the war.”                            104.6
“Oh evil minded person,  If you due to your illusion do not take  my chariot  immediately to the battle field ,my assumption that you have been corrupted  by the  enemy would be correct.”                      104.7
“The act that   you have done now is only  in the interest of my enemies   and indeed not   the work of a friend, who wishes me well.”                                                                                                                             104.8
“If you have lived  with  me for a long time   and if you happen  to remember  my character  , drive back this chariot   with speed  so that my enemy does not go back.”                                                               104.9
Hearing those harsh words of Ravana   who had lost his senses , that charioteer who had his good in mind   said these  conciliatory    words to Ravana.                                                                                    104.10
“I was not scared   nor stupid   and nor was I bribed   by   the enemies  , nor did I commit a mistake  , nor did I stop loving you   and also I had not forgotten your  good.”                                                              104.11
“I who wished your welfare   and wanted to protect your honour   with a mind full of affection  , did this act which you did not like  , thinking it would be in your interest.”                                                         104.12
“Oh king,  you should not think me as petty minded  and unworthy  as I am devoted   completely to your  good and pleasure   and am not guilty in this matter.”                                                                              104.13
“Please hear  the reason ,  which  made me carry away the chariot  away from the battle field  , like the rushing tide   of a   river cannot be pushed back.”                                                                                      104.14
"I understand your exhaustion, due to your strenuous fighting in the great battle. I am not reflecting on the  nature   of your valour or on your superiority over your enemy."                                                 104.15
“The horses  that pull the chariot   were broken down   and were exhausted   by drawing the chariot   and they became miserable and very tired , like cows  lashed by great rain.”                                104.16
“I am noticing several omens    which are  against nature   and I examined    all those omens   which were in large numbers.”                                                                                                                                     104.17
“The time and place of the occurrence of these omens   as well      as their good and bad  , facial expressions  , depression and liveliness    and strength of the weakness   of the warriors  occupying the chariot  must be examined by the Charioteer.”                                                                                   104.18
“ The bumps and depressions of the place    as well as the  their rugged  and level nature  ,  the appropriate time to fight  , the weak and strong points   of  the enemy should be  known to the charioteer. “                                                                                                                                               104.19
“How to reach a place and retreat from there , how to hold on to one ‘s position  and  how to retreat   must all be known to the charioteer, seated on the chariot.”                                                          104.20
“The action that I took was very proper in order to give you rest   and to these horses and chariots   and also relive your great tiredness.”                                                                                                            104.21 
“Oh valorous Lord  , I did not move away the chariot on my own accord   and what was done by me   was due to my great devotion to you  who is  my master.”                                                                    104.22  
“Oh destroyer of enemies , oh valorous one  , please order me   and I will do whatever you desire   with due attention  and with a relieved manner  about why I should do it.”                                        104.23
  Ravana became happy with the   words of his charioteer  , praised him in many ways   and he who was    desirous of war   spoke  the following words.                                                                                    104.24
“Oh charioteer, very quickly   take this chariot towards Rama  for  in a War Ravana   does not  turn back without killing his enemies.”                                                                                                                      104.25
After saying this  , that king  of Rakshasas  who was pleased presented   a pretty  and excellent ornament   to that charioteer   and after he  instructed him  he took   the chariot back to the battle field.   104.26
 Following by Ravana 's command, that charioteer t quickly drove the horses forward and , that chariot of Ravana stood within a moment, before Rama's chariot on the battle-field.                                    104.27

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

!05.Agasthya teaches Rama the prayer  called  “Adithya Hrudayam”

(Agasthya teaches the great prayer called  Adithya hrudayam  (The heart of the Sun) to Rama, which would help Rama in war.  Rama chants  it  according to rules. Sun God appears before him and asks him to kill Ravana.)
The great God like sage Agasthya, who has come along with other Gods to see the war, seeing the tired and thought filled Ravana, approached Lord Rama , who is ready for the war and told.                   
Hey Rama, Hey dear Rama, , be pleased to hear, that which is secret  and perennial, by reciting which , son, you would be victorious in war.                                                                       105.3
This is the prayer called “the heart of the sun”  which is holy , destroys all enemies, which leads to victory, and by reciting which daily, leads you  to perennial state  of good.                   105.4

This prayer great gives all that is good,
Destroys all sins committed,
Acts as an antidote for sorrow and thought,
And also leads to very long life.                                                                                           105.5

Offer prayers to the Great Sun God,
Who is the owner of rays,
Who rises up from below,
Who is worshipped by devas and asuras,
And who is worshipped by every one of the universe.                                                          105.6.                                                                   

He has within him all the devas,
He is the brightest among the bright,
He runs the whole world by his rays,
And protects all the worlds  of Devas and Asuras,
By his great Rays.                                                                                                                   105.7

He is Brhama, He is Vishnu,
He is Shiva, He is Skanda,
He is the progenitor of human race,
He is the king of devas,
He is Khubera, the lord of all riches.
He is Kala, the God of death,                                                                                                   105.8
And He is the moon also He is Varuna

He is the manes, He is the Gods called Vasus,
He is the gods called sadhya,
He is the Aswini devathas, the doctors of Gods,
He is the maruths who are responsible for breeze,
He is the wind God, He is the fire God,
He is the soul of all beings,
He is the creator of seasons,
And he is the giver of  light.                                                                                                     105.9
He is the son of Adithi,
He is the creator of the world,
He makes us do things,
He travels on the sky,
He feeds the world by rain,
He is the one with rays,
He is the colour of Gold,
He is always shining,
He is responsible for creation,
And he is the maker of the day.                                                                                            105.10

He has green horses,
He has thousands of rays,
He rides on seven horses,
He dispels darkness,
He gives a pleasant life,
He kills all life,
He gives rebirth to those killed,
He removes darkness,
And he is resplendent in his glory.                                                                                         105.11

He who keeps the golden source,
He who cools down minds of devotees,
He who bestows heat,
He who is the source of light,
He who is praised by every one,
He who has fire within himself,
He who is the son of adhithi,
He who travels in the sky with pleasure,
And he who melts cold.                                                                                                          105.12

He who is the lord of the sky,
He who dispels darkness,
He who is a master of Rig, Yajur and Sama veda,
He who is the cause of heavy rains,
He who is the friend of water,
And he who travels over the Vindhyas swiftly.                                                                      105.13

He who gives heat,
He who is of the global shape,
He who is of the form of death,
He who is of the colour of gold,
He who heats everything,
He who is in expert in knowledge,
He who manages the universe,
He who is of great brilliance,
He who is dear to every one,
And he who manages every event.                                          105.14                                               .                                                       

Salutations to him who is the Lord of stars, planets and zodiac,
To him who looks after the universe,
To him who gives light to all that shines,
And To him who has twelve forms.                                        105.15

Salutations to him who rises from the mounts of east,
Salutations to him who sets on mounts of west,
Salutations to the lord of objects that shine,
And the Lord of the day.                                                           105.16

Salutations to him who is the cause of victories,
Salutations to him who has green horses,
Salutations and salutations to him who has thousand rays,
Salutations and salutations to the son of Adhithi.                     105.17

Salutations and salutations,
To him who is fearful to the sinners,
To him who is the hero,
And to him who travels swiftly.
Salutations to him who opens the lotus,
And salutations and salutations,
To him who makes men live.                                                     105.18

Salutations to Him,
Who is God to Brahma, Achyutha and Shiva,
Who is the giver of light,
Who is the son of Adhithi,
Who is ever shining,
Who eats everything,
And to him who has a fearsome body.                                        105.19

Salutations to him,
Who destroys darkness,
Who destroys, snow,
Who destroys his enemies,
Who has an immeasurable body,
Who destroys those who are not grateful,
And to him who is the Lord of those who shine.                        105.20

Salutations to Him,
Who is of the colour of molten gold,
Who is of the form of fire,
Who has created the world,
Who destroys ignorance,
Who is the subject of all that is loved,
And to him who is the witness of the world.                          105.21

This our lord helps beings to grow,
And also destroys them.
He with his awesome rays,
Looks after every being,
Gives intense heat to them,
And also causes rains to shower                                     105.22

This our Lord is awake,
When all the world is asleep,
Without anyone being aware,
And he is the fire sacrifice,
And also the one who performs fire sacrifice.                  105.23

All the Vedas,
All the yagas,
Result of all yagas.
And all the actions,
That happen in this world,
Are this Lord Surya himself.                                         105.24

Hey Lord Raghava,
Any one who sings the praise of  the Sun,
In time of danger,
In time of suffering,
In wild forests.
And in times of fear,
Is able to cross the problem for sure.                              105.25

Please worship  Him.
Who is God of Gods,
And who is the lord of the universe,
With single minded devotion.
If you chant this thrice,
You would win in the war.                                             105.26

“Oh hero of heroes,
You would kill Ravana within a second,”
Saying this the sage Agasthya,
Went back his way.                                                        105.27
Hearing this, the resplendent one,
Became devoid of sorrow,
And with utmost devotion,
Wore this prayer within himself.                               105.28

Cleansing himself,
By doing Aachamana  thrice,
And facing the Sun God,
Lifting his bow
The great hero Rama  became very happy                 105.29

Came he facing Ravana,
For starting the war again,
With all preparations great,
With an intention of killing him.                               105.30

Immediately then Lord Sun,
Who is the king of the skies
Arose from the middle of the bevy of Gods,
With mind full of happiness,
And asked Rama to kill Ravana forthwith.               105.31

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

106.Ravana sees  bad omens and Rama sees   good omens.

(Rama instructs Matali as what he wants to be done.  Ravana  on his way sees only bad omens and Rama on his way sees  only good omens. Rama feels happy.)

Thrilling with  great joy   the charioteer of Ravana, drove forward quickly, his chariot  which was capable of attacking the army of enemies, a wonderful piece of art like Gandharwa-city , mounted with flags, yoked with horses of excellent quality adorned with golden necklaces, filled with war-implements, adorned with rows of flags and banners, which was devouring the sky as it were, making the earth resound, which was the destroyer of the army of adversaries and caused delight to its own. 106.1-106.3
The king of men    saw the chariot of the king of Rakshasas  having a huge flag coming  towards him with a great noise, yoked with black horses   , with terrific luster like an aero plane  , brightening the sky  with its luster equal to Sun , having lightning like flags  and the appearance of rain bow.                  106.4-106.6
Seeing that chariot which was   releasing  streams   like a cloud releasing rain  accompanied   by the sound similar to the bursting of a mountain  which was broken by Vajrayudha  , Rama  after  stretching  his bow in a crescent shape  spoke  to Matali, the charioteer of   the  thousand eyed one.  106,7-106.8
“Oh Matali   see that chariot of the enemy coming forward coming from left to right  in great speed again. It appears that  he has decided to destroy himself fighting this war.                          106.9-106.10
“And so take care of yourself and march forward and  go opposite to the chariot of the enemy  as I wish to destroy it like a wind blowing   away the cloud.”                                                                              106.11
“Without any fear and without any nervousness   with steady eyes and heart  ,  controlling  the rains properly   drive the chariot  with speed.”                                                                                                106.12
“Though you need not be instructed by me, you being the charioteer  of Indra , as I desire to fight with  one track mind, I am just reminding you and  not attempting to teach you.”                                   106.13
Matali after becoming extremely happy by the words of  Rama  , that best of the charioteers of devas  further   drove the chariot.                                                                                                                           106.14
After passing the huge chariot of Ravana   on his right  , that charioteer left Ravana shaking  by the dust rising from the  wheels  of his chariot .                                                                                                        106.15
Then that   angry ten necked one with his copper coloured eyes wide open  shook  with his arrows  Rama who stood facing his chariot  .                                                                                                            106.16 
Meeting that courage with anger   and being provoked to fight  , Rama  took hold of Indra ’s arrow   which  had of great speed  in the battle field.                                                                                           106.17
Then he took very greatly lustrous  arrows which shined like Sun   and that great war  between two great heroes who were desirous of killing each other   and who were facing each other like lions  began.          
Then Devas, Gandharwas  , Sidhas  and great sages   who were desiring the death of Ravana arrived there  to  witness the war.                                                                                                                             106.19
Then dreadful omens   which made one hair to stand erect   appeared   which indicated the destruction of Ravana    and victory   of Rama.                                                                                                                106.20
The gods poured a rain of blood on Ravana ’s  chariot   and horrible winds   blew from right to left  , forming circles.                                                                                                                                                  106.21
A huge flock of vultures which were occupying the sky   travelled in the same direction as chariot of Ravana.                                                                                                                                                                106.22
During that dusk, the city of Lanka was of the  red colour of the Japa flowers and the earth in city of Lanka   appeared as if  it was blazing.                                                                                                            106.23
Large meteors   along with flashes of  lightning  fell on that town  with great noise .These negative omens   to Ravana   made  the Rakshasas sad.                                                                                            106.24
The land where Ravana was standing began to shake   and the Rakshasas who were fighting felt something  was tying  them.                                                                                                                            106.25
The rays of the sun that fell before Ravana   appeared of copper colour  , yellow, white and dark like mineral ores.                                                                                                                                                       106.26
The she foxes   followed the vultures  speedily uttering   inauspicious howls on seeing the face of Ravana and also   vomited from their mouths.                                                                                                           106.27
 The wind scattered the dust upwards   in an opposite direction   clouding the vision   of the   king of the Rakshasas.                                                                                                                                                           106.28
Even without any clouds on the sky thunderbolts fell  on the army of Ravana   from all sides with sound which was  difficult to tolerate.                                                                                                                       106.29
Al the directions and their intermediate points  became dark due to the outpouring of dust  and it was  difficult to see the sky.                                                                                                                                      106.30
Hundreds of  scaring Sarika birds  wailing in an aweful manner   fought with each other and fell on the chariot of Ravana.                                                                                                                                              106.31
Ravana ‘s   horses discharged sparks of fire from their hips and loins as also tears from their eyes, releasing out fire and water at the same time continuously.                                                                   106.32
Scary  omens  in large numbers   were seen in this way causing fear to Ravana  and indicating his destruction.                                                                                                                                                       106.33
Pleasant and auspicious  omens appeared  before  Rama   from all directions , indicating his victory. 
Raghava seeing those auspicious omens  indicating his own victory   became happy and decided   that he would be able to kill Ravana.                                                                                                                           106.35
Then Rama who was an expert in judging omens   having seen those omens  on his way to the battle field   was extremely happy   and exhibited enhanced heroism in the battle.                                       106.36

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

107.The great war of Rama and Ravana  continued without result.

( The intense war continued without any result  . Ram cut off the heads of Ravana but they again grew up. He tried to hit his chest   and that also did not work.)

Then there occurred a very fierce battle between Rama and Ravana   which was war mounted on chariots  and which scared   all the worlds.                                                                                                107.1
Then the army of Rakshasas and the huge army of monkeys   holding fast to their weapons  stood motionless.                                                                                                                                                       107.2
Their hearts   were captivated on seeing   those two heroes, one a Rakshasa and the other a man  , both of them very strong, fighting with each other   and all of them were filled with wonder.                107.3
With arms carrying different type of weapons   all of them   stood surprised   seeing  that war that was taking place   and they did not attack each other.                                                                                     107.4
The Rakshasas saw Ravana and the monkey army  saw Rama   with great surprise   as though they were paintings.                                                                                                                                                           107.5
Those Ravana and Raghava  both after seeing the omens  , making their mind firm    and also firm in their anger  , fought fearlessly.                                                                                                                    107.6
The son of Kakustha clan   who believed that he would win  and Ravana who believed that he would die demonstrated   all their  prowess in that great battle.                                                                          107.7
Then that angry ten necked one   who was valorous   fitted the arrows  and released them aiming at the flag staff of the chariot of Rama.                                                                                                               107.8
Those arrows   without even reaching the flag   and touching the flag staff  which supported the flag   fell on the ground.                                                                                                                                              107.9
Then that valorous  Rama who was greatly enraged  stretched  his bow and decided   in his mind to  return blow to blow.                                                                                                                                   107.10
Then he released a sharp arrow   which   like an unbearable huge serpent   and had its own luster aiming at    the  flag staff of Ravana.                                                                                                                      107.11
When Rama    sent that lustrous arrow aiming at the flag staff , that arrow  cut off the flag staff   of the ten necked one and entered the earth.                                                                                                    107.12
That flag staff   mounted on Ravana 's chariot, having been torn off, fell on the ground. Seeing the thrown-down  flag-staff, that very strong  Ravana stood  with great anger  and looking like   he was laughing with intolerance,   he showered a stream of arrows afflicted as he was, with the power of  his anger.                                                                                                                                                     107.13-107.14
Ravana  struck    the divine horses of Rama by sending arrows  but they were neither shaken nor stumbled   and were healthy at heart   and felt like they  were touched by a lotus stalk.          107.15
Ravana seeing that those horses were not bothered at all  , was greatly angry   and released a shower of arrows on them.                                                                                                                                          107.16
He also hurled maces, iron rods , discs, iron clubs, mountain-tops, trees, spikes and axes.         107.17
Not getting tired in heart and mind   he  sent   rain of arrows and thousands of arrows    created by his magical power                                                                                                                                            . 107.18
Huge  , terrible with echo  , tumultuous  , giving rise to fear  and very difficult  to oppose    rain of arrows   were released in that  battle.                                                                                                                     107.19
Without bothering about the chariot of Rama , Ravana   released arrows on the monkey army   from all sides, covering the sky completely.                                                                                                           107.20
That Ravana went on releasing  arrows, with a mind giving up hope of survival  and noticing him putting great effort  in the battle   Rama  who looked as if he was laughing   went on releasing arrows in hundreds   and thousands  .                                                                                                          107.21-107.22
Seeing that shower of arrows    Ravana completely covered the sky with his   arrows and due to the lustrous rain of arrows   used by those two great warriors  , the sky started shining   and it looked as if a second sky was made using those arrows.                                                                                   107.23-107.24
When Rama and Ravana were sending their arrows   in that battle no arrow was sent without fixing the target , no one failed to pierce the target  , not one went in vain  and they collided with each other and fell  down on the  earth.                                                                                                                               107.25
By sending all those arrows continuously towards right and left , when they fought with these  horrific arrows   they made  the sky   without even a little breathing space .                                                 107.26
Ravana attacked the horses of Rama and Rama  attacked the horses of Ravana and both of them continued striking   each other without doing anything  else  before or after.                                  107.27
That great war was thus being carried forward  by those two angry ones  and for some time   a great tumultuous battle   raged which made  hairs to stand erect.                                                               107.28
The  very strong  Ravana and Rama carried out the fight well with sharp arrows in that   battle-field  and at that time   Ravana  was very much angry   with Rama, as his flag-staff was thrown down.     107.29
All the beings on earth   were watching with great wonder   Rama and Ravana   who were fighting with each other in the battle field.                                                                                                                    107.30
When they were attacking each other with great anger , those two excellent chariots   ran  towards each other.                                                                                                                                                               107.31
With the intention of killing each other   when those two chariots   were displaying of various type of movements like  , moving in circles, moving in straight lines  and moving forward  and backwards  by the greatness of those charioteers, the battle assumed horrific proportions.                                          107.32
Rama wounded Ravana and Ravana wounded  Rama   when they were moving with great speed   in forward and  backward motions.                                                                                                                 107.33
Those great chariots  , both casting   rains of arrows   moved in the battle field ,like clouds showering rains.                                                                                                                                                                   107.34
After exhibiting   various types of movements in that battle   they again stood    facing   each other.
Though the chariots were standing far away from each other , the muzzle of the horses of one touched the  muzzle of the horses of the other  and the flags of one met the flag of other.                              107.36
Then Rama   released four sharp arrows from his bow   and drove back the splendid lustrous horses   of Ravana.                                                                                                                                                                 107.37
Then Ravana after getting angry for making his horses retreat  , released very sharp arrows     at Rama.
Though Rama was struck with great force  by the very strong Ravana   he did not get upset  or get tottered.                                                                                                                                                               107.39
 Then that ten necked one   hurled arrows   with sound similar to a thunderbolt   aimed   at  the charioteer of Indra.                                                                                                                                             107.40
Though those arrows fell on the body of Matali    with great speed , they did not cause him even a  little fear   or hurt in that battle.                                                                                                                             107.41
Becoming extremely angry by that attack on Matali ,     though he did not bother about attack on himself   with network of arrows   that Raghava made the enemy turn back.                                                       107.42
That valorous Rama   released   arrows in twenties, thirties , sixties  , hundreds   and in thousands on the enemy’s   chariot.                                                                                                                                               107.43
Then Ravana who was the king of Rakshasas sitting on the chariot   also becoming very angry, started showering maces   and mallets on him in that battle.                                                                               107.44
That battle which again started between them was thus tumultuous   and made hair to stand erect . With sound caused by throwing of maces, mallets   and iron rods  and with wind raised by the plumes of arrows  , The seven oceans of the world were agitated.                                                             107.45-107.46
Due to the agitation of the oceans   the beings living in the nether worlds  , the Dhanavas   and  serpents in thousands   felt disturbed.                                                                                                                          107.47
The entire earth   with its mountains  , forests and groves   trembled and  the sun became gloomy and wind stopped blowing.                                                                                                                                   107.48
The devas, Gandharwas  , Sidhas  , great sages    including Kinnaras  and great serpents   started thinking deeply.                                                                                                                                                               107.49
At that time, those gods along with  groups   of sages, said  "May all be well with the cows and Brahmanas, May all the worlds endure forever, May Rama conquer Ravana", and  saw a terrific battle between Rama and Ravana, which caused one's hair to stand on end.                                107.50-107.51
The groups of Gandharwas and Apsara maidens   seeing that matchless battle  , said, “Sky can be only compared to sky, the ocean can only be compared to the ocean   and the battle between Rama and Ravana can only be compared  to the battle between Rama and Ravana “  and went on watching the battle between Rama and Ravana.                                                                                              107.52-107.53
Then that great  hero of great arms  ,. Who increased the fame of the Raghu clan, Rama  ,kept on his bow ,  an arrow which is comparable  to the poisonous snake   and cut off the head of Ravana   which was wearing lustrous ear rings   and beings of all the three worlds saw it falling on the ground.
Another head, exactly similar to that head, cropped up on the shoulders of Ravana. That second head was again chopped off by Rama, possessing a swift hand and who was swift in his act.                   107.56
The second head of Ravana was cut off by arrows in that battle. Soon after that head was chopped off, it again rose into view.                                                                                                                                       107.57
Rama chopped off that head too with his arrows looking like thunderbolts. In the same manner, a hundred of Ravana 's heads of equal splendour were chopped off by Rama.                                     107.58
The end was never seen nor did he die and though   the valorous Rama who increased the joy of Kausalya  , the knower of all arrows   became thoughtful and told to himself.                                   107.59
“What could be the reason that these arrows that killed Mareecha  , Khara, the able Dhooshana  , Viradha in the Krouncha forest   and  Kabandha in the Dandakaraya  , which   bore in to the seven Sala tres  , which destroyed the mountains  , which  killed Vali  , which shook up the ocean   and which had been providing me with instant help   proved to be useless  in this battle?”                      107.60-107.61
Like this becoming very thoughtful and worried , that Raghava went on raining arrows aiming the chest of  Ravana.                                                                                                                                                   107.62
Then even that Ravana  , that angry king of the Rakshasas who was  seated on his chariot    showered maces and mallets   on Rama.                                                                                                                107.63
That great tumultuous battle, which caused one's hair to stand  erect  , took place in the sky, on the ground and  also  on the mountain.                                                                                                      107.64
With the devas, Dhanavas  , Yakshas, ghosts  , serpents  and Rakshasas watching it    that great war continued for seven days and  nights.                                                                                                  107.65
Neither night or day  , not even for a minute or second , that war between Ravana and Rama   was stopped.                                                                                                                                                    107.66
Seeing that the war between the son of Dasaratha   and the king of Rakshasas was not resulting in the victory for Raghava , the charioteer of the king of devas    who was a great soul  , spoke these words to Rama while he was engaged in fighting.                                                                                               107.67

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

108. Rama kills Ravana

(Matali advises Rama to use Brahmastra (arrow of Brahma)   . When Rama does it , that great arrow kills Ravana. All   the devas, sages and all the monkeys became very happy)

Then Matali   refreshed  the memory of Raghava  as follows” Oh valorous one, Why are you carrying the battle  as if you are not  aware.”                                                                                                                       108.1
“Oh lord , please send the Brahma   arrow to kill him  for the time of death as predicted by the  devas have come .”                                                                                                                                                          108.2
When Matali reminded Rama   about it , Rama   took hold of the unfailing ,  lustrous  and  arrow which was given by Lord Brahma  to Sage Agasthya  and which was to him earlier in the battle field  and which looked like a hissing  serpent .                                                                                                               108.3-108.4
This arrow of infinite  strength was made earlier by  Lord Brahma for the sake of  Indra  and given to him  who was desirous of conquering the three worlds.                                                                                     108.5
In its feathers, wind was established. In its end-points were  the fire and the sun .Its heaviness were Mounts Meru and Mandara and  Its shaft was made of ether                                                                   108.6
That arrow was shining brightly  , provided with good shaft   and was decked with Gold  and its luster came from all beings  and had  the illuminating power of the Sun.                                                         108.7
Giving out   like the fire at the time deluge  and shining  similar to the poisonous serpent ,it was capable of speedily killing  groups of men, elephant and horses.                                                                           108.8
It could break gate ways  , iron bars and even mountains   and being smeared   with blood of its victims   and coated with their marrow, it was dreadful to look at.                                                                      108.9
It had the power of the  Vajrayudha, gave out huge sound , tore of  various types of armies  and created great fear   like a hissing serpent .                                                                                                            108.10
It was capable of daily giving food   to vultures, eagles   and cranes  and troops of jackals and demons   and  in the war it assumed the fearful form of God of death.                                                             108.11
It gave joy to the chiefs of monkeys   and was capable of destroying   the Rakshasas and it moved with great speed  , as it was tied by colourful feathers  of Garuda , the king of birds.                          108.12
Making it sacred by a special chants  as per the procedure specified in the  scriptures, Rama who was endowed with an extraordinary strength ,   fixed that arrow which was the foremost among the three worlds, capable of removing the fear of Ikshuvaku clan , taking away the glory of the enemies and bestowing joy to one's own self on his bow.                                                                          108.13-108.14
When Raghava was   fixing that arrow on his great bow  , all the beings were frightened     and the earth  started  shaking.                                                                                                                                        108.15
That very angry Rama  with a  greatly attentive mind   stretched his bow    and sent that arrow   which can tear  off   the vital organs of Ravana.                                                                                              108.16
The arrow which cannot  be defeated  like the thunderbolt  which  was similar to being hurled  by  the arms of Indra   or by that  God of death   fell upon   Ravana ‘s  chest .                                        108.17
That arrow which was released with great speed   and could cause the death of a body  tore off the  heart  of  the evil minded  Ravana.                                                                                                         108.18
That arrow   which could cause the death of a body  released with great speed  , stole the life  of Ravana   and entered   the earth.                                                                                                                           108.19
That arrow    coated with blood   after killing  Ravana  and thereby accomplishing its mission   re entered the quiver  of Rama silently  .                                                                                                                 108.20
The arrows and bow that Ravana was holding fell from his hands  at the exact  time   when his life breath left his body.                                                                                                                                              108.21
That  king of Rakshasas  who was greatly swift   and who had great luster  having lost his life  fell on the earth from his chariot   as The Rakshasa Vrithra  fell when Struck by  Vajrayudha.                    108.22
The Rakshasas  seeing him falling on the earth dead , having lost their lord were fear struck  and ran away to all directions.                                                                                                                              108.23
The monkeys who were fighting   with trees as weapon   fell upon those Rakshasas from all sides  and due to the killing of the ten necked one   the monkeys   assumed a pose of victory.                  108.24
Beaten by the monkeys , the Rakshasas  rushed back in fear  towards Lanka   with miserable faces and tears  flowing from their eyes , as the one whom they depended had been killed.                     108.25
Then the monkeys who were behaving like conquerors  and who were extremely happy   roared  shouts of joy   and proclaimed   the victory of Rama and death of Ravana.                                               108.26
The entire  atmosphere  reverberated   with the cheerful playing of kettle drums by Gods   in the sky   and very pleasant winds carrying divine scent blew there.                                                               108.27
From the sky a rain of flowers   fell towards the earth pouring on  the chariot of Rama   for  having accomplished a difficult job  which was  fascinating to the mind.                                                    108.28
The great devas   in their excellent voice   said “well done, well done   along with a poem praising Raghava   and this was distinctly heard in the sky .                                                                        108.29
 Great joy   filled the minds of Devas and Charanas  , when the  cruel Ravana who was   the terror  of all the words  was killed.                                                                                                                           108.30
After being greatly pleased   with the killing   of  that great Rakshasa chief  , Rama fulfilled the desires of Sugreeva,  Angadha and Vibheeshana.                                                                                               108.31
Then the Deva army  got their mental peace. All the directions   were brightened up and the sky became clear. The earth did not tremble. The wind blew gently. The sun too shed a steady light.        108.32
Due to the joy of   victory in battle, Sugreeva, Vibheeshana and Angadha together with Lakshmana along with their friends paid their respects  as per custom  to Rama, who looked charming.              108.33
Then the delight of the clan of Raghu  who had killed his enemy   , who was   stable   in reactions to  events   , who had great luster, who stood in the battle field   surrounded by his army and his people   shined like Indra , the king of the devas.                                                                                               108.34

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

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