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Sundara Kanda - Hanuman Odyssey - 5 : - : Roman - English

Sundara Kanda - Hanuman's Odyssey - 5

Sundara Kanda - Hanuman's Odyssey - 5

Canto 38 - Story to Tell

Respect with all due to her
Addressed Hanuman thus Seetha. 1

Surmise I can from thy words
What a woman of virtue makes. 2

It was not a fair offer
For the fair sex on my part
Help I them as piggyback. 3

Intent that thine not to touch
Someone other than thy husband
Made I know thee stay thus put. 4

One so chastely as Seetha
Is there ever in all three worlds! 5

Won't I tell Ram in detail
Spoke thee what and all I saw. 6

Urge it's mine to bring an end
To the suffering of thee both
That was at the back of mind 7

Offered when I thee my back.
Thought I fit to offer help
Takes as it some time for Ram
Reach to Lanka with his force. 8

Owing to my love for Ram
Without further loss of time
Thought I would fetch his beloved. 9

Canst if thou come back with me
Bestow something that soothes him. 10

Moved to core as Rama's wife
Spoke with ardour to Hanuman. 11

Dost thou remind my man then
The story of that amorous crow. 12

It was during our outing
On the banks of Mandakin
Happened that in broad daylight. 13
Stayed we then at Siddhashram
Laid which was in thick garden. 14

Lay as I in Rama's lap
Having lapped up garden path,
Got a crow at my bosom
Dropped I pallu chasing it. 15

Pushed as that I in dismay
Back it came to try its luck. 16

Lord mine witnessed that tussle
In which my breasts got exposed. 17

Amused by its eagerness
Teased as Ram with innuendos
Kept I blushing all the while. 18

Scolded him as I roundly
Me he took then in embrace
Smiled he sweetly to soothe me. 19

Tears that gushed then from my eyes
Streams as they made on my cheeks
Wiped them he to comfort me. 20

Sapped as I lay in his lap
Slumbered I for so long thus. 21

Woke up as I my man took
Turn his to rest on my thigh. 22

Finding my man in deep sleep
Back came that crow to resume
Beaked it flesh from my bosom. 23

Bore all as I fearing that
Gets disturbed my man in sleep
Blood in streams from my valley
Made its way to Rama's chest. 24

Having woke up by its warmth
Saw my Lord then my torment. 25

Hurt as I was by that crow
Pearl like breasts mine turned corals. 26

Saw as Ram that eager crow
With its blood stained beak 'n all
Gripped was my Lord with anger. 27

Oh, that crow was Kakasur
Happened to be Indra's son
Known to cover the earth and all
With the matching speed of sound. 28

Seeing Rama's blood red eyes
Saw the danger Kakasur
Flew thus swiftly in panic. 29

Upset by the hurt it caused
To me beloved of his heart
Lost no time Ram to punish it. 30

Took he some reed lay nearby
Which with power of his mantra
Turned then into Brahmastra. 31

Chased that missile Kakasur
All the way to Indra's place. 32

Even Lord of heavenly gods
Felt he could not help his son. 33

Back came that crow to save life
Sought he pardon from my Lord. 34

Though Ram came to forgive him
The weapon in use was sure to hurt. 35

As a way to save his life
Pleaded Kakasur with Ram
Let the damage be limited
To the right eye that he bore. 36

Having owed his life to Ram
Left then one-eyed Indra's son. 37

Wonder how the one who used
Brahmastra on Kakasur
Fails to put the same to use
To punish the man who confines me? 38

Is it that Ram fails to know
Bitter would be his better half! 39

Having taken vow to help
All and sundry in distress
Is it fair for Ram to leave
His own one thus in the lurch? 40

Not the one to act in haste
Hath he patience of oceans. 41

Hath my suffering not tested
Patience his with vile Ravan? 42

Aims as he and shoots arrows
Escape none there for his foes. 43

If my Lord has some concern
For me forlorn spouse of his
Won't he come to my rescue? 44

What of Lakshman his sibling
Moves not one inch in spite of
The loss of sister-in-law his? 45

Surely my Lord and Lakshman
On their own can bring to knees
Gods all there in heaven at once. 46

Looks like it's my misfortune
That my Lord and his sibling
Should make no move to rescue
Me from clutches of this man. 47

Moved as Hanuman by lament
Of the hapless Rama's wife
Tried he thus to cheer her up. 48

Swear I to the fact that Ram
Swallowed was by thy sorrow. 49

Now that I would head to Ram
With the tidings of our meet
Know its beginning of the end
Of thy sorrows of all hues. 50

For these demons to rue in time
Count on Ram to bring curtains
Down on Ravan's Lankan stage. 51

It's no big deal for Rama
To make cruel Ravan meet
His nadir with all his men. 52

Let me hasten to thy man
So to convey news of thine. 53

In spite of the hope it gave
Spoketh in teras thus Seetha. 54

Tell my man that I live by
Hope of making life with him. 55

What else can I wish for him
Rama's dearest brother Lakshman
That he joins his wife soon
Whom he left to serve us both. 56

Sad it was that he gave up
Conjugal his life for long
So to take care of us both. 57

He is such a pet of Ram
For he is a handsome man. 58

Though he is my brother-in-law
Me he treats as mother no less. 59

If not for his loving care
In our exile in those woods
Life would have been hell for us. 60

Know that Rama loves Lakshman
Much more than me his own spouse. 61

Sees Ram their dad in Lakshman
And that helps him soothe himself. 62

To do the needful for my sake
Trust I would thou spur Lakshman. 63

Entrust I would thee the task
To goad my man to take me back. 64

Let my man know I wouldn't live
Day one longer than one more month. 65

Surely Rama can save me
From the sin of my suicide. 66

As a token of her love
To be passed on to her man
Gave him Seetha her diadem. 67

Took that Hanuman in reverence
Matched which well with ring finger. 68

Felt then Hanuman truly blessed
For the trust that Seetha placed. 69

Being in front of Seetha
Bore he Rama in his mind. 70

At length he came out of trance
Made he move to take her leave. 71

Canto 39 - Doubts to the Fore

In her new found hope Seetha
Voiced then her feelings thus: 1

Once Rama sees this diadem
Warmth of my love fills his heart. 2

It's all left to thee Hanuman
How thou make it back to Ram. 3

Hope thou slip not on thy way
So that I could come out clean. 4

Having assured her Hanuman
Inclined was he to take leave. 5

Lost her nerve then Rama's wife
Leave would Hanuman all too soon. 6

In the choking tone of hers
Encored she her feelings thus:
Tell O Hanuman my concern
To my man and his sibling. 7

Protocol by thou deem it fit
Regards mine pay to thy folk
One by one to each of them. 8

Feel I thou art the right one
To goad my Lord to save me true. 9

Fetch thou Rama for my sake
Earn thee goodwill of us both. 10

Like a rock thou stand by Ram
Hurricane like stir his conscience. 11

Roused if Ram by thee Hanuman
Know he would turn typhoon then. 12

Having heard thus Seetha speak
Assured Hanuman Rama's spouse. 13

At the head of vanar force
In no time would land Lord Rama. 14

Declares as Ram war on him
Face would Ravan wrath his then. 15

Surely thy hurt would impart
Cutting edge to thy Lord's wrath. 16

Know thy Ram is all eager
To make thee empress of this world. 17

At those words of Hanuman then
Pleased was Rama's spouse no end. 18

Stood as he to bid adieu
Tried she thus to detain him. 19

Why not stay for one more day
Wish I now thou took some rest. 20

Presence thine in precincts these
Soothes my hard pressed mind as well. 21

Till thou come back with my man
Wonder whether my life would last? 22

Visit of thine as soared my spirits
Fear thy farewell doubles my grief. 23

Honest to be with thee now
Doubts on Sugreev's simian force
Developed on second thought I now. 24

How can vanars ever on earth
And for that matter Ram even
Cross the seas to reach this shore? 25

For all I know, other than thee
God Vayu and good Garuda
Can none ever cross Lankan seas. 26

Be that as it may pray tell
How thou could bring vanars all
With Ram 'n Lakshman to this land. 27

Find if ways 'n means to take
Me back to my anxious Lord
Brings that glory none to Ram . 28

Regain I but my glory
Go back as I to my folk
With the standard of my Lord. 29

If my man ever slays Ravan
Battle great in for his spouse,
Enhance that would his prestige
As the one to contend with. 30

Battle in that for his spouse
For my Ram to slay Ravan
Pray thee show me script thou have. 31

Felt then Hanuman Seetha's words
Worthy they all woman of note
So he addressed her nerves thus: 32

How thee fail to reckon Sugreev's
Resolve to win this war for Ram? 33

To take on Ravan and his men
Know brings Sugreev to Lanka
Tens and thousands of vanars. 34

Know our vanar force excels
Man to man all Ravan's men. 35

Creed it's that of us vanars
Not to show our backs to foes. 36

Bears in our force in numbers
None the less than our vanars. 37

Deem if thou me fit and strong
Know my folk score more than me. 38

Came as I here all the way
For the rest all it's child's play. 39

Thus O Seetha in no time
Land would vanars in Lanka. 40

On my shoulders take I Ram
As well Lakshman to fly them. 41

Once they set foot in Lanka
Know that would end Ravan's reign. 42

Perish as Ravan and his men
Take thee back would Rama home. 43

Lurks as Ravan's end in corner
Come to quick end thy sufferings. 44

As would Ravan bite thus dust
Reach thou thy Lord as free soul. 45

Bound as Ravan to exit
Bid all sorrows thee adieu. 46

Though he felt he said it all
Resumed Hanuman on second thought. 47

Mark my word O Rama's wife
Man thy would soon kill Ravan. 48

So to slay all Ravan's men
Vanars know need no more than
Mere their nails 'n teeth of theirs. 49

Won't the war cries of vanars
Make all Ravan's men stone-deaf? 50

Piqued as by pain in groin
Caused by longing for thee long
Heat thy man turns on Ravan
Caused who thus thy separation. 51

Thus O Seetha be certain
Bound is Ram to take thee back. 52

Man as thy hath his sibling
Face to Ravan's force in tow
What is there for thy worry? 53

With the end of Ravan thus
Turn thou new leaf in thy life. 54

Canto 40 - Repeats the Dose

Spurred as Seetha by pep talk
Spoke she then with fortitude. 1

Words thy no less drops of rain
Land on that so parched for long. 2

In the despaired heart of mine
Seed like words as sowed by thee
Seem they turned all sprouts of hope. 3

Ever I cherish the time I spent
With my beloved spouse Rama,
Keep in mind to remind my Lord
The tale of crow that lost its eye. 4

In that night-long lovemaking
Smudged as dot my vermillion
Remind my Ram that he fashioned
Dot on my cheek not forehead. 5

How a valorous man like Ram
Fails to wreck his vengeance on
Man who came to snare his wife? 6

Let him know that this diadem
Which I got at our wedding
Helps me think of him fondly. 7

Now that I have parted with
Let him know that have I none
Helps that to soothe my torment. 8

It's the hope of meeting him
With which I bear slights all these. 9

Live I thirty days in hope
Fails if my Lord me by then
Left I with but no option
Than to take my life on own. 10

Ram if fails to come in time
With no reason to live more,
Ogles at me as Ravan
Bear I won't his lustful look. 11

Sank as Seetha in sorrow
Spoke thus vanar to cheer her. 12

Swear I do now by thy man
Fond he is no less of thee. 13

Now that I traced thee at last
For the end of thy sorrows
Note the count down hath started. 14

As and when I let him know
Though art confined by Ravan
To land in Lanka with vanars
Wastes not Ram a second even. 15

Battle Royal that follows
Ensures Ram would slay Ravan. 16

To spur on Rama even more
Why not give me something more? 17

Show if thou him my diadem
To spur him on to fight for me
Need there none for something else. 18

Enthused by her words Hanuman
Stirred his frame to fly back home. 19

Grew as he in size Hanuman
In awe Seetha gazed at him. 20

At the prospect of his loss
Spoke to him in tears Seetha. 21

Tell my man 'n his sibling
Suffering am in anxiety. 22

How to rescue me in time
Counsel Rama O Hanuman. 23

Fare thee well O dear vanar
Know I wish thee bon voyage. 24

To journey back to Kishkindha
All set Hanuman to leave her. 25

Canto 41 - Rampage in the Park

Bid as adieu Hanuman soon
Exuded warmth Seetha then. 1

As he left her felt Hanuman -
Were I to fail to probe Lanka
Won't my trip be incomplete? 2

How to test the guys all these
Than ride roughshod over them? 3

Were I to slay a few Generals
Won't that weaken Ravan's force? 4

Found as I now Rama's wife
What if I dent Ravan's pride? 5

Why not eyes 'n ears I keep
Wide open for task on hand? 6

Why fail assess relative strength
Of Ravan's men and us vanars? 7

Better I invite Ravan's wrath
That he lets loose kinkar force. 8

Battle as I palace guards
Chance it gives to test their strength. 9

Oh, this garden of gardens
Could be dear to evil Ravan. 10

Were I to arson this garden
Spits fire enraged Ravan then. 11

Won't he send his elite force
Alive or dead to take me soon? 12

Won't I take on all of them
On my own in their own land? 13

All those high and mighty trees
Hurricane like then Hanuman mowed. 14

Bulldozed as he his way through
Birds there perched all lost their nests. 15

Set he as the place on fire
Seemed that like huge funeral pyre. 16

Birds there flew to save their lives
Sounds they made then reached the skies. 17

Fire as raged there thick and fast
Cried wildlife there then thus trapped. 18

Soon the scene turned inferno
Came dwellings all crumbling down. 19

Turned in no time burning coal
Garden meant for queens to cool. 20

Hanuman in all eagerness
Waited to take Ravan's men
Expected to confront him. 21

Canto 42 - Panic in the Town

To the sound of falling trees
Woke up Lanka from siesta. 1

Cried as flying birds all then
Cuddled all Lankans in panic. 2

Reached as tongues of flame to skies
Rushed out Lankans from their homes. 3

So to put the fear of death
In them into giant he turned. 4

Ran to Seetha women in fright
Hoping that she throws some light. 5

Tell us Seetha what thee know
Why this fiend did came to us? 6

Fear thee have none to tell us
What was that he spoke to thee? 7

Playing her cards close to chest
Countered Seetha them all thus:
How can thee ever expect me
Privy to thy demonic tricks? 8

Find as serpents their kindred
Thou should know him from his ways? 9

If thou let me I surmise
Demon some could be on roll now. 10

Ran as some to Ravan then
Went round some to see debris. 11

Appraised Lankans then Ravan
About the fiend that came to town. 12

O Lord Ravan came vanar
With whom Seetha spoke for long. 13

Pressed as we her long 'n hard
Preferred she not to divulge things. 14

It's quite likely that vanar
Is one sent by her own man. 15

Garden that is Lanka's pride
That is after thine own heart
Razed that vanar to the ground. 16

In spite of the fire he set
Sits as Seetha though unfazed,
What else it's but his miracle
Touch her none those tongues of fire? 17

Clearly it was his intent
To see that Seetha was not hurt. 18

Sits still Seetha in cool shade
Right under the tree thus spared. 19

That he conferred with Seetha
And caused arson in thy land
Feel that fiend hath doubly sinned. 20

Thus we feel O Lankan king
Spare thou must not that simian. 21

Words those uttered by his folk
Made then Ravan fume in rage. 22

Scorch as if to all three worlds
Burned he like the mid-day sun. 23

To restrain vanar on rampage
Committed Ravan his panzers. 24

Eighty thousand strong it was
Force he sent to take Hanuman. 25

On their way to pin him down
Armed they all were to the teeth. 26

Went they all to have a go
As if to keep date with death. 27

Came as he in striking range
Spears they threw all at him sharp. 28

Closed in they all soon on him
With their swords 'n clubs as well. 29

Itching for a fight with them
Hit the ground with tail Hanuman. 30

Grew then Hanuman all the more
Slapped he arms his to scare them. 31

Sound that traversed to high skies
Made birds drop dead in their scores. 32

Invoking Ram 'n Lakshman
As well vanar Lord Sugreev,
Laid who store on Lord Rama
Thundered Hanuman at them thus: 33

Hanuman I'm Vayu's son
Privileged to serve mighty Ram
Lord of Koshal land there yore,
None him in this world equals
Sent by him am errand boy
Smash I would now all thy heads. 34

Ravans in their scores even
Match me not in battle skills,
Slabs 'n trees are all I need
For razing Lanka to the ground. 35

Watch as thou in wonderment
Find I Seetha unhindered
Leave then Lanka blessed by her. + 36

In the face of Hanuman then
Saw there Ravan's men nadir. 37

Being loyal to their Lord
Battle yet they gave Hanuman. 38

Unarmed as he flew in there
For use as his makeshift club
Pulled he latch of Lanka's gates. 39

With that latch so thick and strong
Amuck he ran then amidst his foes. 40

In times yore as Indra did
Slew then Hanuman them in scores. 41

Scanned he then the battleground
To take on them who stood the ground. 42

Managed who then to escape
Ran to Ravan with that news. 43

Slighting as that storm in teacup
So to throw the book at Hanuman
Sent then Ravan Prahastha's son. 44
* These verses are revered the most by the devout.

Canto 43 -Itching for Fight

None there left to give battle
Prahastha's son as not yet reached
Thought of future course Hanuman. 1

Thought he fit to despoil
Hill like palace found therein
Used for funeral pyres to lay. 2

Up the golden roof of it
Hop step and jump he went. 3

Perched on top of that terrace
Seemed he rivalled sun in skies. 4

Saw all those him stand up there
Wondered how he reached those heights. 5

Grew he so tall that he touched
Skyscape that was filled with clouds. 6

Slapped afresh he arms his strong
Sound that made the guards all there
Lose their consciousness en masse. 7

Prayed he Ram 'n Lakshman too
Invoked he Lord Sugreev's grace. 8

Gaped as all those guards at him
Addressed Hanuman them all thus: 9

Come may Ravans in thousands
Won't I mincemeat make them all. 10

Over thy dead bodies now
Go and I see Rama's spouse. 11

So to unnerve them further
Roared he like thunderbolt. 12

Provoked by the daring of
Intruder who challenged them
Rose to one man guards all there
So to subdue who snubbed them. 13

Arrayed Ravan's guards well built
Aimed they allied weapons at him. 14

Around the vanar thus they trapped
Whirlpool like look had those guards. 15

Enraged by their act Hanuman
Pulled he pillar of huge girth
Of that structure of sky high. 16

Like a rod he twirled it long
To ward off weapons they threw at him. 17

Sparks of friction emanated then
Burnt that place all far and wide. 18

Spoke thus Hanuman to those few
Survived then his great onslaught. 19

Force ours realize hath thousands
Match who would me bone to bone. 20

Know they all to smash thy heads
Land would soon on Lankan shores. 21

Know a weakling of vanar
Equals elephants ten no less. 22

Prowess elite force ours hath
Such is that thou can't figure out. 23

Witness how all vanars would
Come to kill thee with their nails. 24

It's thy ill fate that thy Lord
Snaring Seetha to thy land
Invited Ram's wrath on thee
Hapless subjects of his State. 25

Canto 44 -Takes on Prahastha's Son

Sent as he was by Ravan
In time garden gate Prahastha's
Son had reached to slay Hanuman
Who by then came back to post. 1

Came thus Hanuman face to face
With Jambumali that Prahastha's son
Savage fiend that slain all dared
Feared thus most the world over. 2

Bow his rivalled Indra's own
Sent shivers it down enemies spines. 3

Strung as he the string to test
Of his bow to serve his cause
Echoed its sound in high skies then. 4

Driven in cart of four donkeys
Came as Prahastha's son near him
Greeted Hanuman him in scorn
Slapping hard his own thighs then. 5

Jambumali then lost no time
Aimed he arrows sharp at him. 6

Missed no arrow its target
Tip to toe was hurt Hanuman. 7

Bloodied face of Hanuman then
Looked like flowering rose at dawn. 8

Hurt by arrows in their scores
Mouth of Hanuman's coral red
Looked like lotus in full bloom. 9

So to launch a blitzkrieg on
Prahastha's son by Ravan sent
Picked up some slab then Hanuman. 10

What he hurled at Prahastha's son
Turned that then to pebbles latter. 11

Enraged Hanuman plucked a tree
And javelined hard at Jambumali. 12

Aimed his arrows Prahastha's son
Tree that just left Hanuman's hands. 13

Prowess such was Jambumali's
Shot he arrows in their scores
Missed none of them its target
Chipped to firewood tree all that. 14

With the shield of tree thus lost
To body blows of Prahastha's son
Laid bare then all Hanuman frame. 15

Hanuman pulled a door latch then
Leapt he thus at Prahastha's son. 16

Hit then Hanuman with that latch
Chest of Prahastha's son that strong. 17

Blow that Hanuman dealt was such
Broke all bones of fiend that strong. 18

Battered as by Hanuman then
Lay dead Ravan's chosen one. 19

Heard as breaking news Ravan
Of the death of Prahastha's son
Went he into rare frenzy. 20

So to bring to book Hanuman
Sent Ravan for seven Marshals
Heirs apparent of secretaries
Seven of his who served him right. 21

Canto 45 - Marshals in the Mire

Like the balls of fearsome fire
Forthwith set out seven Marshals. 1

Famous for their fighting skills
Went thy all for Hanuman's scalp. 2

Drawn by horses that were swift
Chariots theirs were made of gold. 3

Bows theirs were all gold plated
Quivers of theirs were made of gems. 4

Enraged they all at the thought
Scores of Lankans lost their lives
In their own land at alien hands. 5

At the head of their force then
Attack they led all from the front. 6

Like the darts of pouring rain
Sent they arrows in their scores. 7

In the midst of that downpour
Stood then Hanuman like a rock. 8

Rose as Hanuman to high skies
Made he null and void those
Arrows thus they aimed at him. 9

Battled as he them from skies
Seemed he rainbow well therein. 10

Thundered as he from high skies
Shivered demons all those there gathered. 11

So to make all those Marshals
Bite the dust in battle dress
Needed Hanuman just bare fist. 12

By the scare thus caused by him
Demons all in scores then and there
Died of stroke by awe they felt. 13

Those all at the fringes then
Retreated to save their skin. 14

Looked the battlefield in time
Like the burial ground to brim. 15

Formed as canals blood by then
Flowed with force to hinterland. 16

Seeing backs of fleeing ranks
Stood well Hanuman to take on
Fresh forays of Lankan force
Ordained by king Ravan next. 17

Canto 46 - Generals in the Dumps

Pondered Ravan death over
Chosen ones all in their scores. 1

Thought he then it fit to send
Four star Generals to take on
Vanar that was hard to beat. 2

Chose he Durdhar and his ilk
Wage who war with lightning speed. 3

Said Ravan to his Generals
Wise it's not to take chances
With that vanar on rampage. 4

Use all thy wile to ensnare
Him to bring thus to me live. 5

That he could slay best of us
Makes him mighty foe no less. 6

For the havoc he had wrought
Reckon I not him mere vanar. 7

Seems Indra with all his guile
Shaped this simian our equal. 8

Subdued as we for him long
Sense it makes to expect that
Try he might to hurt us thus. 9

Need thou tackle this vanar
With but joint move by thee. 10

Seems he ghost by Indra sent
Doubt have I none in my mind. 11

Know I Vali and his tribe
Give who can a hearty fight. 12

Yet they make no patch on this
Simian shaped by Indra's wile. 13

Looks he like a superman
Out to test our demonic strength. 14

All of thee though severally
Could win over this simian
Wisdom lies to take on him
With the combined strength of thine. 15

Pays regardless though to press
One shouldn't fail to guard his flanks. 16

Spurred on thus by king Ravan
Pressed his Generals to the front. 17

Seemed it as an exodus
Led as they their force varied. 18

Came they face to face in time
To face thus Hanuman lay in wait. 19

So that they could surprise him
Pounced they all at once on him. 20

With no let the five all fought
With their lightning arms to boot. 21

First to hit him was Durdhar
With his arrows five so sharp
Managed which all but to scratch
Frame that giant of Hanuman then. 22

Took that Hanuman as affront
Turned he skyward to confront. 23

So to engage in dogfight
Made chariot his then Durdhar
Airborne like a fighter jet 24

Wind as toys with clouds all
Arrows all those of Durdhar
Managed Hanuman to scatter. 25

Durdhar's job to make difficult
Grew then Hanuman further more. 26

In time from high skies Hanuman
Landed straight on Durdhar's cart. 27

Crushed as Durdhar therein lay
Saucer turned his chariot huge. 28

With the fall of Durdhar thus
Crushed he couple of more Generals. 29

Not to give up Ravan's men
Hit all Hanuman in tandem
With their maces on his chest. 30

Withstood he then their assault
With no more than his bare first. 31

Enraged in the end Hanuman
Plucked a tree large lay thereby
With which he felled Ravan's men. 32

With the death of his peers thus
Took on Hanuman Praghana then. 33

Bhasakarna too joined hands
So to aid then Praghana's cause. 34

Threw as Praghana at Hanuman
Sword his sharp with all his strength
Bhasakarna sent lance his long. 35

Bled his body head to foot
Hurt as Hanuman by them both. 36

Plucked then Hanuman some hillock
With which he crushed them to bones. 37

Having killed all five Generals
Slain he then the entire force. 38

In his fury then Hanuman
Looked like Indra on rampage. 39

Littered by the corpses then
Graveyard looked the battlefield. 40

Amidst the ruins of Ravan's hopes
Stood like colossus Hanuman then. 41

Canto 47 - Akshay's Life on Line

Heard as all of Durdhar's fall
Akshay truly itched for fight. 1

Fell as Ravan's eyes on him
Bowed his son with golden bow. 2

In his chariot made of gold
Rode as Akshay to Hanuman
Seemed he like the sun on move. 3

Wind God it beats at his game
Akshay's chariot drawn by eight. 4

Custom built in heaven itself
Outmaneuvers it all on earth. 5

Battles as he from that frame
None can ever face Akshay then. 6

With such battle guard Akshay
Went to confront Hanuman then. 7

Like the lion on hunt Akshay
Looked at Hanuman as his prey. 8

Having met his match Akshay
Felt eager to fight Hanuman. 9

To tease the vanar to fight him
Shot Akshay then three arrows. 10

Failed as they to hurt his foe
Saw the fight on hand Akshay. 11

Hanuman too then came to see
Makes Akshay hard nut to crack. 12

Raged as battle between them
Stopped all worlds to witness that. 13

Bull's eye hit those arrows three
Aimed by Akshay at Hanuman's
Head that he held ever so high. 14

Blood as spilled on his frame thus
Made him seem the morning sun. 15

Enthused by the fight on hand
Enhanced his frame then Hanuman. 16

So to account his foe's affront
Destroyed vanar Akshay's force. 17

Angered at that Akshay then
Aimed arrows in scores at him,
Akin that was to downpour
Of monsoon on mountain then. 18

Prowess at such of Akshay
Shouted Hanuman his salute. 19

Went as the praise to his head
Taunted Akshay Hanuman then
To fight the one whom angels dread. 20

Hurt though he was by arrows
Sent in rows by Akshay's bow
To take then on the daring youth
Jumped up Hanuman high in skies. 21

With no respite to Hanuman
Aiming arrows thick and fast
As would hailstorm hill terrain
Chased him all the way Akshay. 22

With his lightning reflexes
Escaped arrows all Hanuman. 23

Taking Akshay's tender youth
Though he was no babe at arms
Felt like sparing him Hanuman. 24

But then Akshay was intent
To take the vanar his captive. 25

Matchless prowess of Akshay
Made the son of Vayu think
Youth he was not meant to die. 26

Lad this Ravan's on his own
Could bring gods 'n angels too
Knees on to theirs in battles. 27

Battle that's on hand I now
Looks he's gaining upper hand. 28

Fail if I now to confine him
Shame me he would in no time. 29

No way out for me but now
Than slay Akshay Ravan's son. 30

Killed as prelude then Hanuman
Stallions eight of Akshay's cart. 31

Broke as Hanuman his vehicle
Hors de combat turned Akshay. 32

Not the one to get daunted
Kept up tempo still Akshay. 33

Eagle as an would have its prey
Took hold Akshay's legs Hanuman. 34

Handled Hanuman then Akshay
Washerwoman would as garments
On some stone by waterside. 35

With the impact that it took
Akshay's frame there lay tattered. 36

With the fall of Akshay thus
Even Indra felt surprised. 37

To slay more of Ravan's men
Lay then Hanuman there in wait. 38

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