Manifestation of Vishnu as Rama (continued) ||10||
1Narada said: Being asked by Rama, Angada went to Ravana (and) said, “Let Janaki be returned to Raghava immediately, otherwise you will die.”
2Ravana was intent on killing (Angada). The ten-headed demon who was ready to fight sent words to Rama that war was the only way thought of.
3-5After hearing these words, Rama came to Lanka with the monkeys for the sake of battle. The monkeys were Hanumat, Mainda, Dvivida, Jimbavat, Nala, Nila, Tira, Angada, Dhumra, Susega, Keiari, Gaya, Panasa, Vinata, Rambha, Sarabha, Krathana the strong, Gaviksa, Dadhivaktra, Gandhamidana and others and Sugriva. With these and other innumerable monkeys (Rama came to Lanka).
6There was a disorderly battle between the demons and monkeys. The demons killed the monkeys with arrows, spears and mace”.
7The monkeys killed demons with nails, teeth and stones. The force of the demons consisting of elephants cavalry, chariots and infantry was destroyed.
8Hanumat killed the enemy Dhumrak$a with a big rock. Nila killed the fighting Akampana and Prahasta.
9Rama and Laksmana fainted on account of the arrow discharged by Indrajit. Regaining their consciousness after perceiving Tarkshya (the chief of the eagles), they killed the forces of demons.
10Rama made Ravana shattered in the battle by means of arrows. And the grief-stricken Ravana woke up Kumbhakarna.
11-12Then being awakened, Kumbhakarna, drinking thousands of pots of wine, and having eaten buffaloes and other (animals), said to Ravana, “You have done the sin of abducting Sita and because (you are) my master, I shall go now for the war and kill Rama along with the monkeys.”
13So saying, Kumbhakarna crushed all the monkeys. Being seized by him, Sugriva cut off his cars and nose.
14Having lost ears and nose he was eating the monkeys, then Rama cut off the arms of Kumbhakarna with the arrows.
15-17Then having cut off the feet, (Rama) made (his) head fall on the earth. And then the demons Kumbha, Nikumbha, Makaraksa, Mahodara and Mahaparsva, the arrogant, Praghasa, Bhasakarna, Virupaksa, Devantaka, Narantaka, Tri- siras, Atikaya (were killed) in battle by Rama, Laksmana and the monkeys in the company of Vibhisana.
18-21And other demons, as they were fighting were made to fall down. Fighting by conceit, Indrajit bound Rama and others with the Nagastra got as a gift. After they were made secure and free from wounds when Maruti had brought the mountain. Hanumat bore him (Laksmana) to that place where (Indrajit) was doing homa a and offering ahuti-s unto the fire at Nikumbila, Laksmana killed the valiant Indrajit in battle. Being burnt by grief, Ravana was intent on killing Sita.
22The king although obstructed by the women, went (to fight) seated on a chariot and accompanied by the army. Being directed by Indra, Matali made Rama seated on a chariot.
23The fight between Rama and Ravana was none the second. Ravana attacked monkeys and Maruti and others attacked Ravana.
24-26Just as a cloud, Rama showered on him (Ravana) arrows and weapons. He cut off his flagstaff along with his chariot, horses and charioteer as well as the bow, arms and heads. The cut-off heads grew again (on his body). Ravana was made to fall down to the ground by Rama by piercing (his) heart with the Brahmastra (weapon of the Pitamaha). The (rakshasa) women wept along with other demons. After consoling them, Vibhi§ana cremated him as directed by Rama.
27-28Rama made the pure Sita to be brought (to him) by Hanumat. He accepted her who was (declared) pure by her entry into the fire and (he) was praised by Indra, Brahma, Dasaratha and others as, “You are Vishnu, the killer of the demon.” Indra being propitiated, revived the monkeys by a shower of nectar.
29-30They all (Brahma and o hers) being worshipped by Rama returned to heavens after witnessing the battle. Rama entrusted Lanka to Vibhisana. Having honoured the monkeys, being seated in the (aerial chariot) Puspaka in the company of Sita, Rama returned by the same route by which he had gone (to Lanka) showing the forests and mountains to Sita and having a happy mind.
31Having paid obeisance to Bharadvaja, he reached Nandigrama. Being revered by Bharata there, he reached Ayodhya and settled there.
32Having saluted Vasisjha and other sages, Kausalya, Kaikeyi and Sumitra and having obtained the kingdom he honoured the twice born.
33He worshipped Vasudeva (Vishnu), his own self, with the Asvamedha (sacrifice). He conferred gifts on the deserving men). He protected (the welfare) of his subjects.
34(He protected) dharma (righteousness), k&ma (desire for worldly enjoyments) etc. just as his sons. (He) was bent on subduing the wicked. The world was abound with all righteous activities. The earth was abound with all grains. As Rama was ruling, there was no premature death.