Extra-ordinary duels arose between the monkeys and demons, who ran up towards each other. Indrajit fought with Angeda, Sampati with Prajangha, Hanuman with Jambumali, Vibhishana with the demon Shatrughna, Gaja with Tapana, Nila with Nikumbha, Sugreeva with Praghasa, Lakshmana with Virupaksha, Agniketu and others with Rama, Vajramsushit with Mainda, Ashaniprabha with Divivda, Pratapana with Nala and Sushena with Vidyunami. Streams of blood flowed from both sides. In a series of hand-to-hand encounters, the valiant monkeys destroyed the strong demons. The remaining demons waited for the sun to se-in and re-assembled with a renewed vigour for the battle.
yudhyatām tu tatas teṣām vānarāṇām mahātmanām |
rakṣasām sambabhūva atha bala kopah sudāruṇaḥ || 6-43-1
1. tataH = then; teSaam vaanaraaNaam = (While) those monkeys; mahaatmanaam = the exceedingly wise; rakSasaamcha = and the demons; yuddhyataam = were doing the battle; sudaaruNaH = a very harsh; bala roSaH = military ferocity; sambabhuuvaH = arose; atha = thereafter.
While highly wise monkey-troops and the demons were fighting a terrible military ferocity arose in them.
te hayaiḥ kāncana āpīḍair dhvajaiśa ca agni śaikha upamaiḥ |
rathaiśa ca āditya samkāśāih kavacaiśa ca mano ramaiḥ || 6-43-2
niryayū rākṣasa vyāghrā nādayanto diśao daśā |
rākṣasā bhīma karmāṇo rāvaṇasya jaya eṣiṇaḥ || 6-43-3
2; 3. te raakSasaaH = those demons; raakSasa vyaaghraaH = the best of ogres; bhiima karmaaNaH = performing terrific acts; jayaiSiNaH = and desiring victory; raavaNasya = for Ravana; niryayuH = marched ahead; hayaiH = on horses; kaaNchana piiDaiH = with golden trappings; gajaishcha = on elephants; agnishikhopamaiH = resembling point-like flames; rathaiH = on chariots; aaditya samkaashaiH = looking like sun; manoramaiH = and with beautiful; kavachaishcha = armours; naadayantaH = with reverberant sound; dasha dishaH = in the ten regions.
Those demons, the best of ogres, doing terrific acts and eager to triumph in Ravana's name, marched ahead on steeds with golden trappings or elephants resembling pointed flames, or in chariots flashing like the sun and themselves wearing beautiful armours, creating reverberant sounds in the ten regions.
vānarāṇām api camūr mahatī jayam iccatām |
abhyadhāvata tām senām rakṣasām kāma rūpiṇām || 6-43-4
4. bR^ihatii = the great; chamuuH api = army too; vaanaraaNaam = of monkeys; ichchhataam = eager; jayam = to triumph; abhyadhavata = marched opposite; taam senaam = to those troops; rakSasaam = of demons; ghora karmaNaam = of terrible acts.
The great army of monkeys, also eager to triumph, marched opposite to those troops of demons of terrible acts.
etasminn antare teṣām anyonyam abhidhāvatām |
rakṣasām vānarāṇām ca dvandva yuddham avartata || 6-43-5
5. etasmin antare = meanwhile; dvandva yuddam = extra ordinary duels; avartata = arose; teSaam = (between) those; rakSasaam = demons; vaanaraaNaam cha = and moneys; abhidhaavataam = who ran up towards; anyonyam = each other.
Extra-ordinary duels arose between those demons and monkeys, who ran up towards each other.
angadena indrajit sārdham vāli putreṇa rākṣasaḥ |
ayudhyata mahā tejās tryambakeṇa yathā andhakaḥ || 6-43-6
6. raakSasaH = the demon; indrajit = Indrajit; mahaatejaaH = of immense energy; ayudhyata = fought; aN^gadema saartham = with Angada; vaaliputreNa = the son of Vali; andhakaH iva = like the demon Andhaka; tryambakeNa yathaa = fought with Shiva the Lord of Destruction.
The demon Indrajit of immense energy fought with Angada the son of Vali, as the demon Andhaka fought with Shiva the Lord of destruction.
prajanghena ca sampātir nityam durmarṣaṇo raṇe |
jambū mālinam ārabdho hanūmān api vānaraḥ || 6-43-7
7. sampaatiH = A monkey called Sampati; nityam = forever; durdharSaNaH = uncomquerable; raNe = in war; prajaN^ghena = fought with Prajangha; hanumaanapi = Hanuman too; vaanaraH = the monkey; aarabdhaH = started (fight); jambu maalinam = with Jambumali.
The ever indomitable Sampati fought with Prajangha and Hanuman the monkey measured his strength with Jambumali.
samgataḥ sumahā krodho rākṣaso rāvaṇa anujaḥ |
samare tīkṣṇa vegena mitraghnena vibhīṣaṇaḥ || 6-43-8
8. raakSasaH = the demon; mahaakrodhaH = with great fury; vibhiiSaNaH = Vibhishana; raavaNaanujaH = the younger brother of Ravana; samgataH = confronted; shatrughnena = with Shatrughana; tiikSNavegena = possessing fiery velocity; samara = in battle.
The demon with great fury, Vibhishana the younger brother of Ravana confronted with Shatrughna possessing fiery velocity in battle.
tapanena gajah sārdham rākṣasena mahā balaḥ |
nikumbhena mahā tejā nīlo api samayudhyata || 6-43-9
9. gajaH = Gaja; mahaabalaH = of great strength; raakSasena saartham = (fought) with a demon; tapaneva = called Tapana; nilo.api = and Nila also; mahaatejaH = of great energy; samayudhyata = fought; nikumbhena = with Nikumbha.
Gaja of great strength fought with a demon called Tapana and Nila too of great energy fought with Nikumbha.
vānara indras tu sugrīvah praghasena samāgataḥ |
samgataḥ samare śarīmān virūpa akṣeṇa lakṣmaṇaḥ || 6-43-10
10. sugriivaH = Sugreeva; vaanarendraH = the king of monkeys; susamgataH = confronted well; praghasena = with Praghasa; shriimaan = and the glorious; lakSmaNaH = Lakshmana; samgataH = confronted; viruupaakSeNa = with Virupaksha; samara = in the battle.
Sugreeva the king of monkeys confronted well with Praghasa and the glorious Lakshmana confronted with Virupaksha in the battle.
agni ketuśa ca durdharṣo raśami ketuśa ca rākṣasaḥ |
suptaghno yajna kopaśa ca rāmeṇa saha samgatāḥ || 6-43-11
11. sudardharSaH = the invincible; agniketuH = Agniketu; rashmi ketushcha = Rashmiketu; raakSasaH = the demon; mitraghnuH = Mitraghnu; yajJNa kopashcha = and Yajnakopa; samgataaH = confronted; raameNa saha = with Rama.
The invincible Agniketu, Rashmiketu, Mitraghnu and Yajnakopa confronted with Rama.
vajra muṣṭiśca maindena dvividena aśāni prabhaḥ |
rākṣasābhyām sughorābhyām kapi mukhyau samāgatau || 6-43-12
12. vjramuSTiH = Vajramushti; (confronted) maindena = with Mainda; ashaniprabhaH = and Ashaniprabha; dvividena = with Dvivida; kapimukhyau = those principal monkeys Mainda and Dvivida; samaagatau = confronted; sughoraabhyaam raakSasaabhyaam = with those highly terrific demons.
Vajramushti confronted with Mainda and Ashaniprabha with Dvivida. Those principal monkeys Mainda and Dvivida confronted with those highly terrific demons.
vīrah pratapano ghoro rākṣaso raṇa durdharaḥ |
samare tīkṣṇa vegena nalena samayudhyata || 6-43-13
13. pratapanaH = Pratapana; viiraH = the valiant; ghoraH = terrific; raNadurdharaH = and invincible in battle; samayuddhyata = fought well; nalena = with Nala; samara tiikSNa vegena = of intense speed in battle.
Pratapana, the valiant, terrific and invincible in battle fought well with Nala of intense speed in battle.
dharmasya putro balavān suṣeṇa;iti viśarutaḥ |
sa vidyun mālinā sārdham ayudhyata mahā kapiḥ || 6-43-14
14. saH mahaakapiH = that great monkey; vishrutaH = named; suSeNaH iti = as Sushena; balavaan = the strong; putraH = son; dharmasya = of Yama; ayudhyata = fought; vidyunmaalinaa; saartham = with Vidyunmali.
That great monkey called Sushena, the strong son of Yama fought with Vidyunmali.
vānarāśa ca apare bhīmā rākṣasair aparaih saha |
dvandvam samīyur bahudhā yuddhāya bahubhih saha || 6-43-15
15. apare = some other; ghoraaH = dreadful; vaanaraashcha = monkeys; yuddhvaacha = having fought; bahubhiH saha = with many; sahasaa = swiftly; dvandvam samiiyuH = got a duel; aparaiH; saha = with other; raakSasaiH = demons.
Some other dreadful monkeys, having finished their fight with many demons, swiftly got a duel with some other demons.
tatra āsīt sumahad yuddham tumulam loma harṣaṇam |
rakṣasām vānarāṇām ca vīrāṇām jayam iccatām || 6-43-16
16. tatra = there; sumahat = a very great; yuddham = battle; romaharSaNam = which caused hair to stand one end; tumulam = and tumultuous; aasiit = continued; viiraaNaam = (between) heroic; rakSasaam = demons; vaanaraaNaamcha = and monkeys; ichhataam = who were eager to triumph.
A very great tumultuous battle, which caused hair to stand on end, continued there between heroic demons and monkeys, who were eager to triumph.
hari rākṣasa dehebhyah prasṛtāh keśā śāaḍvalāḥ |
śārīra samghāṭa vahāh prasusruh śaoṇita āpagāḥ || 6-43-17
17. shoNitaapagaaH = streams of blood; prasusruH = flowed; prasR^itaaH = coming forth; hariraakSasa dehebhyaH = from the bodies of monkeys and demons; kasha shaadvalaaH = with turfs of hair; shariira samghaaTa vahaaH = and carrying bodies in the stream like timber.
Streams of blood flowed from the bodies of monkeys and demons, with turfs of hair and carrying bodies in the stream, like timber.
ājaghāna indrajit kruddho vajreṇa iva śāta kratuḥ |
angadam gadayā vīram śātru sainya vidāraṇam || 6-43-18
18. kruddhaH = the enraged; indrajit = Indrajit; ajaghaana = struck; viiram = the valiant; aN^gadam = Angada; shatrusainya vidaaraNam = who can tear asunder the enemy forces; gadayaa = with a mace; shata katruH iva = like Indra the Lord of celestials; vajreNeva = with his thunder-bolt.
The enraged Indrajit struck the valiant Angada (who can tear asunder the enemy forces) with a mace, like Indra the Lord of celestials with his thunder-bolt.
tasya kāncana citra angam ratham sāśavam sasārathim |
jaghāna samare śarīmān angado vegavān kapiḥ || 19
19. vegavaan = the swift; shriimaan = and glorious; hariH = monkey; aN^gadaH = Angada; jahaana = struck; tasya = his; ratham = the chariot; kaaN^chana chitraaNgam = having a variegated body of gold; saashvam = along with horses; including the charioteer; samara = in the battle.
The swift monkey, Angada struck his chariot, having a variegated body of gold, along with horses and the charioteer in the battle.
sampātis tu tribhir bāṇaih prajanghena samāhataḥ |
nijaghāna aśava karṇena prajangham raṇa mūrdhani || 6-43-20
20. sampaatistu = Sampati; samaahataH = who was struck; prajaN^ghena = by Prajangha; tribhiH = with three; baaNaiH = arrows; nijaghaana = killed; prajaN^gham = prajangha; ashvakarNena = by an Ashvakarna tree; raNamuurdhani = at a zenith of the combat.
Sampati, who was struck by Prajangha with three arrows, killed Prajangha by an Ashvakarna tree, at the zenith of the combat.
jambū mālī rathasthas tu ratha śāktyā mahā balaḥ |
bibheda samare kruddho hanūmantam stana antare || 6-43-21
21. jambumaalii = Jambumali; mahaabalaH = having a mighty prowess; rathasthaH = who was in the chariot; kruddhaH = was enraged; bibheda = banged; hanuumantam = Hanuman; samara = in the battle; ratha shaktyaa = with a javelin lying in his chariot; stanaantare = in the region of the breast.
Jambumali, standing in his chariot, full of strength and fury banged on Hanuman's breast, with a javelin kept in his chariot, on the field of battle.
tasya tam ratham āsthāya hanūmān māruta ātmajaḥ |
pramamātha talena āśau saha tena eva rakṣasā || 6-43-22
22. hanuman = Hanuman; maarutaatmajaH = the son of wind-god; aasthaaya = ascended; tasya = his; tam ratham = that chariot; aashu = soon; pramamaatha = overthrew (it); tena rakSasaa sahaiva = together with the demon; talena = with the palm of his hand.
Hanuman, the son of the wind-god, ascended his chariot and soon overthrew it together with the demon, with the palm of his hand.
bhinna gātraḥ śārais tīkṣṇaih kṣipra hastena rakṣasā |
prajaghāna adri śaṛngeṇa tapanam muṣṭinā gajaḥ || 6-43-23
23. saH ghoraH pratapanaH = that terrible pratapana; nadan = while roaring; abhyadhaavata = ran; nalam = towards Nala; nalaH aashu = suddenly; paatayaamaasa = scratched out; pratapanasya = Pratapana's; chakSusii = eyes.
That terrific Pratapana, while roaring, ran towards Nala. Nala suddenly scratched out Pratapana's eyes.
grasantam iva sainyāni praghasam vānara adhipaḥ |
sugrīvaḥ sapta parṇena nirbibheda jaghāna ca || 6-43-24
24. bhinna gaatraH = Pierced in the limbs; tiikSNaiH = by sharp; sharaiH = arrows; rakSasaa = by Praghasa the demon; kSipra hastena = the swift-handed; sugriivaH = Sugreeva; vaanaraadhipaH = the Lord of demons; javena = immediately; nijaghena = killed; praghasam = Praghasa; grasantamiva = who was looking like swallowing; sainyaani = the armies; saptaparNena = with a Saptaparna tree.
Pierced in the limbs by sharp arrows by Praghasa the swift-handed demon, Sugreeva the Lord of demons immediately killed Praghasa (who was appearing to swallow the monkey-troops) with a Saptaparna tree.
prapīḍya śāra varṣeṇa rākṣasam bhīma darśānam |
nijaghāna virūpa akṣam śāreṇa ekena lakṣmaṇaḥ || 6-43-25
25. lakSmaNaH = Lakshman; bhiima darshanam = with terrific look; nipiiDya = having; tormented; raakSasam = the demon; viruupaakSam = Virupaksha; sharavarSeNa = by a bombardment of arrows; nijaghaana = killed (him); ekena = by one; shareNa = arrow.
Lakshmana with a terrific look, having tormented Virupaksha the demon with a shower of arrows, finally killed him with an arrow.
agni ketuśa ca durdharṣo raśami ketuśa ca rākṣasaḥ |
suptighno yajna kopaśa ca rāmam nirbibhiduh śāraiḥ || 6-43-26
26. durdharSaH = the invincible; agniketushcha = Agniketu; raakSasaH = the demon; rashmiketushcha = Rashmiketu; mitrughnaH = Mitrughna; yajJNa kopashcha = Yajna kopa; nirbibhiduH = wounded; raamam = Rama; sharaiH = by arrows.
The invincible Agniketu, Rashmiketu, Mitrughna and Yajnakopa wounded Rama by arrows.
teṣām caturṇām rāmas tu śairāṃsi samare śāraiḥ |
kruddhaśa caturbhiśa cicceda ghorair agni śaikha upamaiḥ || 6-43-27
27. kruddhaH = the enraged; raamastu = Rama on his part; chichheda = chopped; shiraamsi = the heads; teSaam = of those; chaturNaam = four demons; chaturbhiH = by four; sharaiH = arrows; agni shikhopamaiH = having fire-like points; ghoraiH = and dangerous; samara = in battle.
The enraged Rama on his part chopped the hands of those four demons in the battle by his four terrific arrows having fire-like points.
vajra muṣṭis tu maindena muṣṭinā nihato raṇe |
papāta sarathah sāśavah purāṭṭa iva bhū tale || 6-43-28
28. nihataH = struck; muSTinaa = with his fist; maindena = by Mainda; raNe = in the fight; vajramuSTistu = Vajramushti; sarathaH = along with his chariot; saashvaH = and horses; papaata = fell; bhuutale = to the ground; puraaTTaH iva = like a watch-tower on a city-wall.
Struck with a fist by Mainda in the battle, Vajramushti along with his chariot fell to the ground like a watch-tower on a city-wall.
vajra aśāni sama sparśao dvivido apy aśāni prabham |
jaghāna giri śaṛngeṇa miṣatām sarva rakṣasām || 6-43-29
29. nikumbhastu = Nikumbha; nirbhibheda = chopped; niilam = Nila; niilaaNjana chayaprabham = having a radiance of a mass of collyrium; raNe = in battle; tiikSNaiH = by his sharp; sharaiH = arrows; meghamiva = like a cloud; karaiH = by the rays; amshumaan = of the sun.
Nikumbha chopped Nila, having a radiance of a mass of collyrium in battle, by his sharp arrows, like a cloud by the rays of the sun.
dvividam vānara indram tu druma yodhinam āhave |
śārair aśāni samkāśāih sa vivyādha aśāni prabhaḥ || 6-43-30
30. atha = then; nikumbhaH = Nikumbha; kSipra hastaH = the swift-handed; nishaacharaH = demon; punaH = again; bibheda = wounded; niilam = Nila; sharashatena = by hundred arrows; samara = in the battle; prajahaasa cha = and laughed continuously.
Then, Nikumbha the swift-handed demon again wounded Nila by a hundred arrows in the battle and laughed continuously.
sa śārair atividdha ango dvividah krodha mūrcitaḥ |
sālena saratham sāśavam nijaghāna aśāni prabham || 6-43-31
31. niilaH = Nila; chichchheda = chopped; shiraH = the head; saaratheH = of the charioteer; nikumbhasya = of Nikumbha; tasyaiva = by exactly his; ratha chakreNa = chariot-wheel; samara = in the fight; viSNuriva = like Vishnu the Lord of preservation; aahave = in a battle.
Nila chopped the head of the charioteer of Nikumbha by the wheel of the same chariot in that fight, as Vishnu the Lord of preservation (by his Chakra, a circular missile weapon) in a battle.
nikumbhas tu raṇe nīlam nīla anjana caya prabham |
nirbibheda śārais tīkṣṇaih karair megham iva aṃśaumān || 6-43-32
32. dvivido.api = even Dvivida; vajraashamisam sparshaH = whose impact was like a flash of lightening of a thunder bolt; jaghaana = struck; ashniprabham = Ashniprabha; girishR^iNgeNa = with a rock; miSataam = before the eyes; sarva rakSasaam = of all the demons.
Even Dvivida, whose impact was like a flash of lightening of a thunder bolt, struck Ashaniprabha with a rock before the eyes of all the demons.
punaḥ śāra śātena atha kṣipra hasto niśāa caraḥ |
bibheda samare nīlam nikumbhah prajahāsa ca || 6-43-33
33. saH ashani prabhaH = that Ashaniprabha; viviyaadha = wounded; sharaiH = by his arrows; ashani samkaashaiH = resembling thunder-bolt; tam dvividam = that Dvivida; vaanarendram = the leader of monkeys; druma yodhinam = who was fighting with trees; aahave = in the battle.
That Ashaniprabha wounded Dvivida the monkey leader by his thunder bolt-like arrows, while Dvivida was fighting with trees in the battle.
tasya eva ratha cakreṇa nīlo viṣṇur iva āhave |
śairaśa cicceda samare nikumbhasya ca sāratheḥ || 6-43-34
34. abhividdhaaN^gaH = with his limbs struck; sharaiH = by arrows; saH dvividaH = that Dvivida; krodha muurchhitaH = agitated by anger; nijaghaana = struck; salena = with a Sala tree; ashaniprabha = Ashaniprabha; saratham = along with the chariot; saashvam = and the horses.
With his limbs struck by arrows, that Dvivida agitated as he was by anger, struck with a Sala tree, Ashaniprabha, his chariot and the horses.
vidyun mālī rathasthas tu śāraih kāncana bhūṣaṇaiḥ |
suṣeṇam tāḍayām āsa nanāda ca muhur muhuḥ || 6-43-35
35. vidyunmaalii = vidyunmali; rathasthaH = seated in a chariot; taaDayaamaasa = struck; muhurmuhuH = again and again; suSeNam = Sushena; sharaiH = with arrows; kaaN^chana bhuuSaNaiH = adorned with gold; nanaada cha = and made a roaring sound.
Vidyunmali, seated in a chariot, struck Sushena repeatedly with arrows adorned with gold and made a roaring sound.
tam rathastham atho dṛṣṭvā suṣeṇo vānara uttamaḥ |
giri śaṛngeṇa mahatā ratham āśau nyapātayat || 6-43-36
36. atho = thereafter; susheNaH = Sushena; vaanarottamaH = the excellent monkey; dR^iSTvaa = seeing; tam = him; rathastham = mounted on a chariot; aashu = quickly; ratham nyapaatayat = caused the chariot to fall down; mahataa = by a huge; girishR^iNgeNa = rock.
Sushena the excellent monkey, seeing him mounted on a chariot, quickly caused the chariot to fall down, by a huge rock.
lāghavena tu samyukto vidyun mālī niśāa caraḥ |
apakramya rathāt tūrṇam gadā pāṇih kṣitau sthitaḥ || 6-43-37
37. apakramya = retreating; tuurNam = soon; rathaat = from the chariot; vidyunmaalii = vidyunmali; nishaacharaH = the demon; samyuktaH = endowed; laaghavena = with a skill; sthitaH = stood; gadaapaaNiH = with a mace in his hands kSitau = on the ground.
Retreating soon from the chariot, Vidyunmali the demon endowed with a skill, stood on the ground with a mace in his hand.
tatah krodha samāviṣṭah suṣeṇo hari pumgavaḥ |
śailām sumahatīm gṛhya niśāa caram abhidravat || 6-43-38
38. tataH = then; haripuNgavaH = the excellent monkey; suSeNaH = Sushena; krodhamaaviSTaH = engulfed with anger; gR^ihya = sizing; sumahatiim = a very huge; shilaam = rock; abhidravat = chased; nishaacharam = that demon.
Then, the excellent monkey, Sushena engulfed as he was with anger, seizing a very huge rock in his hands, chased that demon.
tam āpatantam gadayā vidyun mālī niśāa caraḥ |
vakṣasy abhijagnāna āśau suṣeṇam hari sattamam || 6-43-39
39. vidyunmaalii = Vidyunmali; nishaacharaH = the ranger of the night; abhijaghaanaha = struck; tam = that; aapatantam = approaching suSeNam = Sushena; haripuN^gavam = the excellent monkey; aashu = quickly; gadayaa = with a mace; vakSasi = on his chest.
Vidyunmali the ranger of the night; struck that approaching Sushena the excellent monkey, quickly with a mace on his chest.
gadā prahāram tam ghoram acintya plavaga uttamaḥ |
tām śailām pātayām āsa tasya urasi mahā mṛdhe || 6-43-40
40 achintya = not minding; tam = that; ghoram = terrific; gadaaprahaaram = blow with the mace; mahaamR^idhe = in that great battle; plavagottamaH = the excellent monkey; Sushena; tuuSNiim = silently; paatayaamaasa = threw; taam = that rock; tasya urasi = on his chest.
Not minding that terrific blow with the mace in the great battle, Sushena the excellent monkey silently threw that huge rock on his chest.
śailā prahāra abhihato vidyun mālī niśāa caraḥ |
niṣpiṣṭa hṛdayo bhūmau gata asur nipapāta ha || 6-43-41
41. nishaacharaH = the demon; vidyunmaalii = Vdyunmali; shilaaprahaaraabhihataH = struck by the thump of that rock; niSpiSTa hR^idayaH = his chest crushed; nipahaata ha = fell; gataasuH = lifeless; bhuumau = on the earth.
Struck by the thump of that rock, Vidyunmali the demon, his chest crushed, fell lifeless on the earth.
evam tair vānaraih śauuraih śauurās te rajanī carāḥ |
dvandve vimṛditās tatra daityā;iva diva okasaiḥ || 6-43-42
42. te = those; shuuraaH = strong; rajaniicharaaH = demons; vimathitaaH = were destroyed; evam = thus; taiH = by those; shuuraiH = strong; vaanaraiH = monkeys; tatra = there; dvandeve = in a series of hand to hand encounters; daityaa iva = as the demons; divaukasaiH = by the celestials.
Those strong demons were destroyed thus by those valiant monkeys there in a series of hand to hand encounters, as the demons were destroyed by the blows of the celestials.
bhallaiḥ khaḍgair gadābhiśa ca śākti tomara paṭṭasaiḥ |
apaviddhaśa ca bhinnaśa ca rathaiḥ sāmgrāmikair hayaiḥ || 6-43-43
nihataiḥ kunjarair mattais tathā vānara rākṣasaiḥ |
cakra akṣa yuga daṇḍaiśa ca bhagnair dharaṇi saṃśaritaiḥ || 6-43-44
babhūva āyodhanam ghoram gomāyu gaṇa sevitam |
43; 44. aayodhanam = the battle-field; babhuuva = became; ghoram = frightening; bhallaiH = with extra ordinary spears; anyaiH = other arrows; gadaabhishcha = maces; shaktitomara paTTishaiH = javelins; lances and some other weapons with three points; apaviddhaiH = shattered; rathaishchaapi = chariots; hayaiH = steeds; kuNjaraiH = elephants; mattaiH = in rut; tathaa = and; vaanara raakSasaiH = monkeys and demons; nihataiH = which had been killed; chakraakSayugadaN^Daishcha = wheels; axles and yokes; bhagnaiH = broken; dharaNisamshritaiH = and lying on the ground; gomaayugaNa sevitam = and frequented as it was by herds of jackals.
The battle-field became frightening with extra-ordinary spears, other arrows, maces, javelins, lances and some other weapons with three points, shattered chariots and military steeds elephants in rut, monkeys and demons which had been killed, wheels axles and yokes broken and lying on the ground and frequented as it was by herds of jackals.
kabandhāni samutpetur dikṣu vānara rakṣasām |
vimarde tumule tasmin deva asura raṇa upame || 6-43-45
45. kabandhaani = the headless trunks; vaanara rakSasaam = of monkeys and demons; samutpetuH = sprang up; dikSu = here and there; tasmin = (in the midst) of that; tumule vimarde = tumultuous conflict; devaasura raNopame = which resembled the war between celestials and demons.
The headless trunks of monkeys and demons sprang up here and there in the midst of that tumultuous conflict, which resembled the war between celestials and demons.
nihanyamānā hari pumgavais tadā |
niśāa carāh śaoṇita digdha gātrāh |
punaḥ suyuddham tarasā samāśaritā |
divākarasya astamaya abhikānkṣiṇah || 6-43-46
46. tadaa = then; nishaacharaaH = the rangers of the night; shoNita digdhagaatraaH = their limbs anointed with blood; nihanyamaanaaH = after being attacked; haripuNgavaiH = by the excellent monkeys; divaakarasya astamayaabhi kaaNkSiNaH = longed for sun-set; punaH = and again; samaashritaaH = assembled; tarasaa = with strength; suyuddham = for a good combat.
Then, the rangers of the night, with their limbs anointed with blood after being attacked by the excellent monkeys, longed for sun-set and again with strength, assembled for a good combat.
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