||Sundarakanda ||

|| Sarga 45 (Summary in English)

 

(PS: This is a true translation of the Sanskrit epic which tends to have long descriptive sentences which are retained as they are)||om tat sat||

||om tat sat||

Sundarakanda
Sarga 45

Commanded by Ravana ,the king of Rakshasas, the seven sons of the minister, energetic like fire, then departed from the palace.

They were endowed with great army. They were mighty, best experts in archery, having learnt all about Astras, desirous of winning over each other ,they went in chariots decked with golden mesh mounted with flag masts and flags making sounds like stormy clouds. They were sporting wonderful bows shining with molten gold , like clouds shining with lightning They were vary valiant and delighted with the opportunity given by the king.

However their friends and relatives , and mothers too knowing that Kinkaras have been killed by Hanuman have become agitated.

Wearing burnished ornaments of gold which were dashing against each other, they attacked Hanuman perched on the archway. Roaring with the chariots rattling , they sent forth torrent of arrows like the bursting stormy clouds. Then Hanuman covered with the rain of arrows appeared like king of mountains covered with showers of rain.

The Vanara moving fast in the clear sky rendered the arrows of the heroes and the speed of their chariots impotent. The hero playing with those carrying bows in the sky shining like the powerful wind god playing in the sky with the clouds. The hero moved fast making a loud noise frightening the army of Rakshasas. The scorcher of enemies hit some with palm, some with feet and some with fist. Some were pierced with nails.

The Vanara strangled some with chest, some others with thighs. Some fell on the ground there itself by his roar. When they all dropped down dead on the ground , the army struck with fear fled in all directions. The elephants trumpeted discordantly. Horses fell down on the ground. Even earth had the broken seats, parasols and flagstaffs. Streams of blood flowed. Then Lanka was filled with many kinds of horrifying sounds.

Hanuman, the mighty hero, fiercely valiant Vanara having killed mighty Rakshasas, desirous of battling others again went to the archway.

Thus ends Sarga forty five of Sundarakanda in Ramayana the very first poem ever composed in Sanskrit by the first poet sage Valmiki.

|| om tat sat|