Rāmāyana | Yuddha Kaṇḍa | Chapter 67

67. Rāma Kills Kumbhakarṇa

[A terrible battle takes place between all the monkey chiefs and Kumbhakarṇa. He inflicts great punishment on them. When he was trying to kill Sugrīva, he bites the ears and nose of Kumbhakarṇa. When Lakṣmaṇa tries to fight with him, he marches towards Rāma who kills him.]

Those huge bodied ones who returned back hearing the words of Angada, with a firm resolution were waiting for the battle. 67.1

All those monkeys encouraged by the mighty words of Angada with greatly increased energy and confidence were extremely happy since they were determined to die and went with determination to abandon their lives and engaged themselves in a tumultuous battle. 67.2-67.3

The monkeys taking in their huge trees and the top of the mountains speedily ran towards Kumbhakarṇa. 67.4

The valorous Kumbhakarṇa with a huge body greatly angry lifted the mace and drove away all the monkeys after frightening them. 67.5

Seven hundred, eight hundred and thousands hit by Kumbhakarṇa lay sprawled and scattered on the ground. 67.6

The very angry Kumbhakarṇa caught sixteen or eight or ten or even twenty or thirty monkeys and started eating them like Garuda ate the serpents. 67.7

Those monkeys whose confidence was restored with lot of effort assembled together and stood on all sides of the battle field with trees and rocks in their hands. 67.8

The great monkey Dvividhaḥ uprooted a mountain similar to a hanging cloud ran towards Kumbhakarṇa who stood like a mountain peak. 67.9

That monkey sprang and hurled that mountain aimed at Kumbhakarṇa but it did not reach him but fell on his army. 67.10

That best of the mountains crushed horses, elephants and chariots and another mountain top crushed the Rākṣasas. 67.11

The battle field of Rākṣasas became wet with blood of the dead Rākṣasas, horses and charioteers killed by the fall of that mountain. 67.12

The Rākṣasas, who were riding the chariot, who resembled the god of death at deluge, made huge sound and at once cut off with arrows the heads of the chiefs of monkeys. 67.13

The great and strong monkeys also uprooted huge trees and started destroying the chariots, horses, camels as well as Rākṣasas. 67.14

Hanuman who stayed on the sky started throwing mountains, rocks and various trees aimed at the head of Kumbhakarṇa. 67.15

That Kumbhakarṇa with his spear broke those mountain tops and shattered those trees which were being rained on him. 67.16

AT this holding the fierce spear, Kumbhakarṇa ran towards that fierce army but in front of him Hanuman stood holding a mountain peak in his hands. 67.17

Then with great anger he struck Kumbhakarṇa with great speed using the very huge mountain and Kumbhakarṇa stumbled a little with his succulent limbs bleeding slightly. 67.18

He who was looking like a lustrous mountain peak holding that lightning spear tightly hit Hanuman on the chest like Lord Subrāmaṇya hit the Krauṇcha Mountain with his great javelin. 67.19

Struck by that mighty spear on his wide chest in that battle, Hanuman became perturbed, vomited blood from his mouth and roared like thunderous clouds at the time of great deluge. 67.20

When the Rākṣasas saw the very perturbed Hanuman they suddenly shouted with great joy and the monkeys felt restless and oppressed with fear and ran away from the battle with Kumbhakarṇa. 67.21

Then after cheering up the army and stopping them, the very strong Nīla hurled a mountain top on the very great Kumbhakarṇa. 67.22

Seeing the mountain coming at him Kumbhakarṇa stuck it with his fist and that mountain top and it broke in to pieces and fell down on the ground with sparks of fire. 67.23

The five very heroic monkeys, i.e. Riṣabha, Śarabhā, Nīla, Gavaksha and Gandhamādana marched ahead quickly towards Kumbhakarṇa. 67.24

Those five monkeys struck the large bodied Kumbhakarṇa from all sides with stones, tress, palm of their hands and feet. 67.25

Kumbhakarṇa felt that those blows were merely touches and was not perturbed and he caught hold of the agitated Riṣabha in his hands. 67.26

Hurt by the hands of Kumbhakarṇa that great monkey and fell down with blood coming out of his mouth. 67.27

Then, in that great fight, the very angry Kumbhakarṇa, the enemy of Indra, beat Śarabhā with his fist and Nīla with his knee, struck Gavaksha with the palm of his hand and struck Gandhamādana violently with his feet. 67.28-67.29

Greatly perturbed by the blows received by them being made wet by blood, the monkeys got scared and fell down like a chopped Kimśuka tree. 67.30

Seeing the great monkey chiefs falling on earth, thousands of monkeys ran towards Kumbhakarṇa. 67.31

Those very strong monkey heroes, who were similar to mountains climbed on him who was himself looking like a huge mountain, jumped on him and also bit him. 67.32

Those bull like monkeys attacked Kumbhakarṇa with nails, teeth, fists and arms. 67.33

That mountain like Kumbhakarṇa, with thousands of monkeys climbing on him looked like a mountain full of overgrown trees. 67.34

That very strong one caught all of them by his hands and started eating them like Garuda starts eating the serpents. 67.35

Being thrown in his mouth which looked like a nether world, those monkeys came out of his ears and nostrils. 67.36

That great Rākṣasa who was equal to a mountain became angry, broke the monkeys before he started eating them. 67.37

That Rākṣasa made the earth wet with blood and flesh, like an excited fire at the time of deluge and

started walking here and there among the monkey armies. 67.38

Like Indra with his Vajra and like the Yama, the god of death with his Goad, Kumbhakarṇa who was armed with the spear shined. 67.39

Like the fire burning the dried up forest in the autumn, Kumbhakarṇa was swiftly burning away the monkey army. 67.40

Those monkeys without a commander and having their warriors been killed with a great fear roared in rebellious voices. 67.41

When Kumbhakarṇa was killing large number of monkeys, the monkeys with distressed mind sought the protection of Rāma. 67.42

Seeing those defeated monkeys Angada, the grandson of Indra ran with great speed towards Kumbhakarṇa. 67.43

Holding a peak of mountain in his hand and roaring again and again, making the Rākṣasas scared he followed Kumbhakarṇa and threw the peak of the mountain on the head of Kumbhakarṇa. 67.44

Struck on his head by the king of the mountain by the enemy, Kumbhakarṇa shined in great anger and Struck with great speed the very angry son of Vali. 67.45-67.46

Kumbhakarṇa with his very great roar scared all the monkeys and threw his spear on Angada with great anger. 67.47

But that expert in warfare knowing that spear was going to fall on him, that great monkey chief who was very strong artfully avoided it. 67.48

Speedily jumping up Angada stuck the chest of Kumbhakarṇa with his palm violently in anger and thus struck, the mountain like Kumbhakarṇa became giddy. 67.49

When he regained his consciousness, that strong Rākṣasa threw down Angada by hitting him with his fist and Angada fell down unconsciousness. 67.50

When the tiger like great monkey fell on the earth, Kumbhakarṇa holding his spear ran towards Sugrīva, the king of Rākṣasas. 67.51

Seeing the very strong Kumbhakarṇa rushing towards him, the valorous Sugrīva, the king of monkeys sprang up all at once. 67.52

He lifting a top of the mountain and tightly holding it Sugrīva ran towards the very strong Kumbhakarṇa with great speed. 67.53

Seeing that Sugrīva was dangerously coming towards him, Kumbhakarṇa braced all his limbs and stood facing the king of monkeys. 67.54

Seeing Kumbhakarṇa who had his body coated with monkey blood as he had several great monkeys, Sugrīva told him. 67.55

"You have done a very difficult job my making great monkeys fall and have earned much greater fame by eating them." 67.56

"Leave out those monkeys. What will you do with common beings? And now try to bear this mountain which is going to be hurled by me." 67.57

Hearing those words of strength as spoken by the king of monkeys, that tiger like Rākṣasa Kumbhakarṇa told. 67.58

"Oh monkey, you are the grandson of Brahma, being the son Riksharaja and you are endowed with firmness and valour. Why are you roaring?" 67.59

After hearing the words of Kumbhakarṇa Sugrīva who was holding the mountain firmly hurled it and it struck Kumbhakarṇa on his chest and it was as strong as Vajra of Indra. 67.60

As soon as it struck his broad chest that top of the mountain was destroyed in to pieces and the monkeys were greatly distressed and Rākṣasas rejoiced and roared. 67.61

Struck on his chest by the mountain top, Kumbhakarṇa became very angry and shouted in a loud voice with mouth open due to anger and then he threw his shining spear for the sake of killing the king of the monkeys. 67.62

Then the son of wind god, jumped up and held that very sharp, ornamented with golden wreath which was thrown by hands of Kumbhakarṇa and broke it repeatedly. 67.63

Then that happy Hanuman placed his knee on the spear made of twenty thousand measures of iron and broke it. 67.64

The monkey army rejoiced at seeing Hanuman breaking that spear and roared loudly several times and came back from all directions. 67.65

Then the scared Rākṣasa became listless and all the monkeys made the roar of a lion, seeing the broken condition of the spear and they respected Hanuman. 67.66

Seeing that his great spear being broken that way, that great leader of Rākṣasas became angry and uprooted the peak of the Malaya Mountain which was near Lanka and going near Sugrīva beat him with it. 67.67

Hit by the mountain Sugrīva fell unconscious on the ground and seeing him lose his consciousness in the battle ground the monkeys became very sad. 67.68

That king of Rākṣasas caught hold of Sugrīva who had a wonderful strength and Kumbhakarṇa took him away like a wind takes away a cloud. 67.69

Then Kumbhakarṇa who was shining like mount Meru having a formidable peak, lifted up Sugrīva who was lying like a huge cloud in the sky. 67.70

Then praised by the Rākṣasas who were involved in the battle and hearing the sound of the devas wondering about the imprisonment of Sugrīva the valiant chief of Rākṣasas further marched. 67.71

Having caught hold of Sugrīva who was looking like Indra, that Kumbhakarṇa who was the enemy of Indra and who had strength of Indra and thought, "If this Sugrīva is killed, all his army including Rāma would be destroyed." 67.72

That very intelligent Hanuman who was the son of wind god, seeing his army of monkeys were running away and Sugrīva being taken away thought. 67.73

"What act can be done by me when Sugrīva has been caught? I shall definitely do an act of justice now. Growing in to a size of a mountain I shall kill this Kumbhakarṇa." 67.74-67.75

"Let all the monkeys become happy when I release the king of monkeys and the body of Kumbhakarṇa is crumbled by my blows of my fists and killed in the battle." 67.76

"Apart from this our king himself can get his freedom, even if he is caught by devas including Rākṣasas and serpents." 67.77

"I have a feeling that that the king of monkeys is unconscious due to his being smashed by Kumbhakarṇa by a mountain." 67.78

"Within a moment Sugrīva would regain his consciousness in this great battle and do what is good for himself and monkeys." 67.79

"If I am able to give freedom to Sugrīva now there would be great painful dislike for Kumbhakarṇa and reduction in his fame." 67.80

"Because of that I would wait for a short time, so that the king can exhibit his prowess and till that time I would console the army of monkeys." 67.81

Thinking like this, that Hanuman who was the son of wind god again brought firm order in the large army of monkeys. 67.82

Taking the great monkey who was breathing, Kumbhakarṇa entered the city of Lanka, where he was greatly honoured by showers of best of flowers by those citizens who were residing in towers, streets, houses and spires. 67.83

Served by the showers in the royal avenues of popped rice and scented water which were cool, the very strong Sugrīva regained his consciousness slowly. 67.84

The great Sugrīva who was lying on the shoulders of the mighty Kumbhakarṇa. after he regained consciousness, observed the royal avenue and thought. 67.85

"After having been caught this way, what am I supposed to do? It would be better if I do a suitable action that would be beneficial to the monkeys." 67.86

Thinking that way that monkey chief tore the ears and nose of that enemy of Indra, by his teeth, ribs and feet. 67.87

Torn by the teeth and nails of Sugrīva, Kumbhakarṇa lost his ears as well as nose and his body was coated with blood and becoming greatly angry, he threw Sugrīva down on earth and crushed him. 67.88

Crushed on the floor by the very huge Kumbhakarṇa of great strength and struck by the other Rākṣasas, Sugrīva moved with great speed like a ball towards the sky and went near Rāma. 67.89

The strong Kumbhakarṇa without his nose and ears, with the blood pouring out of those wounds resembled a mountain with waterfalls. 67.90

Bathed in blood that very huge Rākṣasa who was the brother of Rāvaṇa had a frightful look and vomited blood and looked like a mountain of black collyrium and shined like a cloud in the light of dusk. And turning his face towards the battle ground, that huge Rākṣasas made up his mind to fight further in the battle. 67.91-67.92

After Sugrīva went away, that enemy of Indra with great anger marched towards the battle field and realizing that he does not have any weapon, he took a mace in his hand. 67.93

That great one who left the city with speed then started eating the huge army of monkeys like the blazing fire at the time of final deluge. 67.94

Going inside huge army of monkeys, Kumbhakarṇa who was very hungry ate flesh and blood, due to his deep illusion in the battle and ate away even the Rākṣasas, monkeys and bears. He swallowed the monkey chiefs just as the death devours people at the time of the end of the world. 67.95

He caught hold of the monkeys as well as Rākṣasas in ones, twos, threes and in many numbers and started hurling them inside his mouth. 67.96

Being beaten by huge mountains by those monkeys that very strong one gushed out blood and flesh but continued to eat the monkeys. 67.97

Those monkeys who were being eaten away went and sought the protection of Rāma and the hugely angry Kumbhakarṇa continued eating the monkeys and marched ahead. 67.98

Catching hold of hundred, a seven, an eight, a twenty and a thirty monkeys with his hands, that Kumbhakarṇa was swallowing the monkeys and running about in the battle field. 67.99

With his entire body covered with blood, flesh and marrow and with wreaths of viscera hanging over his ears, that Rākṣasa with sharp teeth rained spears at those monkeys and looked like the God of death rising up at the time of final deluge. 67.100

At that time Lakṣmaṇa the son of Sumitrā who was the killer of his enemy armies with great anger started to fight with him. 67.101

That valorous one pierced the body of Kumbhakarṇa with seven arrows and took many more arrows and shot at him. 67.102

Troubled by those arrows of Lakṣmaṇa, that Rākṣasa completely destroyed them and then the very strong Lakṣmaṇa flew in to further rage. 67.103

Then Lakṣmaṇa covered Kumbhakarṇa's golden shining armour with his arrows, like a gale completely making a cloud disappear. 67.104

Then that Rākṣasa who resembled a mountain of collyrium who was greatly troubled by those arrows shined in his golden ornaments like a sun hidden by the clouds. 67.105

Then that huge Rākṣasas spoke to the one who increased the happiness of Sumitrā in a disrespectful manner in a voice resembling the sound of multiple clouds. 67.106

"You have announced your valour in this battle by fearlessly attacking me, who has even conquered the god of death." 67.107

"Anyone who can stand before me who is like a god of death holding a weapon in this battle deserves to be honoured and what to say of one who wages a fight against me." 67.108

"Indra, the lord of devas riding on his Airāvata elephant was not able to sand before me in a battle." 67.109

"Oh son of Sumitrā, I greatly appreciate your strength as well as valour but taking leave from you, I would like to fight with Rāma." 67.110

"Though I am extremely happy with your valour, strength and exuberance in this battle, I would like to fight alone with Rāma and kill him so that this army would be also killed." 67.111

"As soon as I kill Rāma in this battle, I would make my army fight with those who remain here and get all of them killed." 67.112

Addressing that Rākṣasa who spoke to him words of praise, Lakṣmaṇa laughingly told these terrifying words. 67.113

"Oh Valorous one, you told me about your unbearable valour when you faced Lord Indra and I also saw your valour and saw that it is true,. See That Rāma who is standing there like a stable mountain." 67.114

Hearing it, the strong Rākṣasas Kumbhakarṇa ignored Lakṣmaṇa, crossed past him and ran towards Rāma, making the earth shake like an earth quake. 67.115-67.116

Then Rāma the son of Daśaratha sent the sharp Rudrā arrow, aimed at the chest of Kumbhakarṇa. 67.117

While the angry Kumbhakarṇa was running towards Rāma, he was stuck by this arrow and flames of fire mixed with charcoal came out from his face. 67.118

That great Rākṣasa who was struck by the arrow of Rāma Roared terribly in great anger and driving away the monkeys in the battle, ran himself towards Rāma. 67.119

Those arrows decorated with the plumes of peacock went in to his chest and his mace fell off from his hand and he fell on the ground. 67.120

Then all his weapons fell down and got scattered on the floor and the very strong one without any weapons, thought himself as a weapon and fought fiercely with his fists and arms. 67.121

Kumbhakarṇa whose body was pierced by arrows which struck fiercely, due to profuse bleeding looked like mountain pouring forth cascades. 67.122

Due to extreme anger and numbed by the blood flow he went on wandering swallowing the monkeys Rākṣasas and bears. 67.123

Then that huge bodied one of great valour uprooted a mountain and threw that fearful mountain peak on Rāma. 67.124

Before that peak of the mountain reached Rāma, he using his well-known bow and seven arrows which travel straight broke the mountain in the middle. 67.125

Then Rāma the elder brother of Bharata who observed Dharma split that large mountain peak using his variegated arrows of gold. 67.126

That Meru like mountain peak which was shining with splendour while falling down caused two hundred monkeys to fall down. 67.127

At that time Lakṣmaṇa the follower of Dharma after thinking about various strategies to kill Kumbhakarṇa spoke to Rāma. 67.128

"Oh king, he is not able to differentiate between monkeys and Rākṣasas and possibly by the intoxication caused by the smell of blood, he is not able to recognize his persons and others." 67.129

"Let the monkey chiefs climb on him from all sides and let the monkey soldiers follow their leaders stand round him." 67.130

"When we do that due the very heavy weight resting on him, that evil minded Rākṣasas could be made to crawl on the ground and then he cannot kill other monkeys. 67.131

Hearing those words of the prince who was intelligent the monkeys climbed on the body of Kumbhakarṇa and rested there. 67.132

When the monkeys climbed up on Kumbhakarṇa, he became greatly anger and violently shook off all of them like a violent elephant shakes off its mahout. 67.133

Rāma seeing the monkeys, understanding that Kumbhakarṇa was angry, being shaken off jumped up and went towards that Rākṣasa armed with an excellent bow. 67.134

The valorous Rāma with eyes red due to anger and appearing capable of burning everything walked with great speed marched towards that Rākṣasa called Kumbhakarṇa causing joy to the monkey leaders. 67.135-67.136

Holding that excellent a variegated gold ornamented bow which looked like a serpent and having a firmly fastened cord to it and with a quiver full of excellent arrows tied on his back Rāma quickly marched forward. 67.137

The strong and valorous Rāma who was very difficult to be defeated accompanied by Lakṣmaṇa marched ahead surrounded by the army of monkeys. 67.138

Then he saw the great Kumbhakarṇa who was a terror to his enemies and who was wearing a crown, with eyes red with great anger. 67.139

Rāma saw him angry, searching and chasing away the monkeys like the elephants guarding directions and surrounded by the very angry Rākṣasas. 67.140

Rāma saw that Kumbhakarṇa, looking like Vindhya and Mandāra mountains, adorned with armlets of gold, emitting blood from his mouth and appearing alike a rising rainy cloud. 67.141

Rāma saw him licking his blood drenched corners of his mouth and trampling on the army of monkeys and looking like Yama the God of death. 67.142

Seeing that chief of Rākṣasas who was looking like a burning flame, that excellent man stretched his bow. 67.143

That great Rākṣasa not able to tolerate the twang sound of the bow ran towards Rāghava. 67.144

Then Rāma spoke the dashing Kumbhakarṇa, looking similar to a cloud driven by the wind and whose arms were looking like the coiled serpent Vāsuki. 67.145

"Oh leader of Rākṣasas, please come and do not be sad. I am standing here holding the bow in my hand. Please know me as the destroyer of Rākṣasa clan; I would be killing you within a second." 67.146

Knowing that he is Rāma, he laughed in a rebellious tone and being enraged towards the monkeys he drove them away. 67.147

As if he wanted to break the heart of all the monkeys, he laughed loudly and unnaturally, resembling the thunder of a cloud and spoke the following words to Rāma. 67.148

"I am not Virādha nor Kabandha nor Khara nor Vali nor Mārīcha. I am Kumbhakarṇa has who arrived here." 67.149

"Please see this great and huge mace which is completely made of iron and I have conquered devas and Dānavas with it." 67.150

"You should not treat me with contempt for not having nose and ears as I do not have even a little agony for losing my ears and nose." 67.151

"Oh tiger of the Ikshvāku clan show your prowess on my limbs and after seeing your valour and heroism I would eat you up." 67.152

After hearing these words of Kumbhakarṇa Rāma, released arrows with plumes and though they struck with the speed of the thunderbolt, The Rākṣasa was not shaken nor affected. 67.153

Those arrows which pierced the Sāla trees and also killed the monkey chief Vali could not hurt the diamond like body of Kumbhakarṇa. 67.154

His body took in those arrows like a mountain takes in water and that Kumbhakarṇa using his hammer with terrible speed and stopped arrows of Rāma coming with terrible speed. 67.155

Then using with great speed that hammer smeared with blood, which is capable of frightening the army of devas, he scared away the army of monkeys. 67.156

Rāma hurled a divine arrow called Vayavya at the Rākṣasa and chopped off his hand along with the hammer and with his arm chopped off he roared greatly. 67.157

His hand which resembled the peak of a mountain chopped off by the arrows of Rāma along with I the hammer fell on the monkey army and killed that army of monkeys. 67.158

Those monkeys who had escaped being broken or killed, though unhappy with their tormenting limbs changing their sides saw the horrifying battle between the king and the lord of the Rākṣasas. 67.159

Having one of his arm being cut off by an arrow, that Kumbhakarṇa uprooted a Sāla tree with his other hand and ran towards the lord of men, in that battle. 67.160

Rāma using the Indra arrow which was decorated by peculiar gold pattern cut off that hand which held the Sāla tree which resembled a coiled serpent. 67.161

That arm of Kumbhakarṇa which resembled a hill when chopped off fell down on the ground and moving here and there it dashed against trees, rocks, monkeys and Rākṣasas 67.162

Seeing that Kumbhakarṇa with his arms chopped off was, coming abruptly upon him, Rāma taking two sharp arrows with a shape of a half-moon each, chopped off the feet of the Rākṣasa in that battle. 67.163

Those feet fell down creating a very huge sound everywhere and in all directions and even in caves, in the great ocean, in the city of Lanka and also in the army of monkeys and Rākṣasas. 67.164

Widely opening his mouth like fire of the digestion and roaring Kumbhakarṇa whose arms and feet were cut off, ran on thighs quickly towards Rāma, like Rāhu towards the moon. 67.165

Rāma filled up the mouth of the Rākṣasa with sharp arrows having gold covering and with mouth full of arrows Kumbhakarṇa was not able to speak and fainted. 67.166

Then Rāma got hold of Indra arrow [Indrāstra], shining like sun and resembled the staff of Lord Brahma and also like the weapon of the God of death, which was sharp and had the speed of wind. 67.167

That arrow decorated with gold and inlaid with diamond was shining like the dazzling sun as well as fire and competed in speed with the Vajra of Indra. 67.168

That arrow shot by Rāma was resembling the smokeless fire and had the energy of Indra's Vajra illuminated all the ten directions and proceeded forward. 67.169

That Rāma cut off the head of Kumbhakarṇa which was like a huge mountain peak, which had well rounded protruding teeth and was wearing quivering silver ear rings, similar the chopping off of the head of Vritra by lord Indra. 67.170

The great head of Kumbhakarṇa which was adorned by ear studs shined like the moon when the Punarvasu star has risen up at night.. 67.171 That head which fell after it was hit by the arrow of Rāma broke the buildings on the royal avenue, the gates of Royal Avenue and also broke a high rampart. 67.172

Then the huge body of the Rākṣasa which had great splendour fell in to the sea and it crushed alligators, pretty fishes and snakes and entered the bowels of the earth. 67.173

When the strong Kumbhakarṇa who was the enemy of Brahmins and devas was killed, the entire earth shook along with the mountains and Devas roared with joy. 67.174

Then the Deva sages, great sages, serpents, devas, bhūtas, Suparṇa birds, Guhyakas, troops of Yakṣas and Gandharvas who were standing in the sky rejoiced. 67.175

By mere sight of Rāma, the relations of Rāvaṇa were greatly perturbed at his killing of Kumbhakarṇa who was intelligent and roared like elephants that happened to see a lion. 67.176

Like the Sun shines in the world of devas after getting out of the mouth of Rāhu, Rāma shined in the midst of monkey army after killing Kumbhakarṇa in a battle. 67.177

Several monkeys were overjoyed with their faces looking like a fully open lots flower and honoured Rāma, who was difficult to be attacked and is a beloved young man possessing terrible strength. 67.178

After killing Kumbhakarṇa who had earlier tormented the army of devas and who never faced defeat at any time in great battles, the elder brother of Bhārata became happy like Indra became happy after killing Vritrāsura. 67.179

This is the end of Sixty Seventh Sarga of Yuddha Kanda which occurs in Holy Rāmāyaṇa composed by Vālmīki as the First Epic.