Kumbhakarna rebukes Mahodara for rendering a wrong advice to Ravana. He asserts Ravana, saying that he will annihilate Rama in battle. Ravana gets pleased and orders Kumbhakarna to wipe off the monkeys together with Rama and Lakshmana in battle. Then, Ravana arranged for ornamentation of the various limbs of Kumbhakarna with various types of jewellery, before sending him to the battle. As Kumbhakarna sallies forth to the battle, several bad omens appear on all sides. Kumbhakarna disregards these portents and marches ahead for the battle. Seeing the colossal form of Kumbhakarna, all the monkeys get frightened and take to their heels.
स तथोक्तस्तु निर्भर्त्स्य कुम्भकर्णो महोदरम् |
अब्रवीद्राक्षसश्रेष्ठं भ्रातरम् रावणं ततः || ६-६५-१
abraviidraakShasashreShThaM bhraataram raavaNa.n tataH || 6-65-1
Hearing the words of Mahodara, Kumbhakarna rebuked him and then spoke to his brother, Ravana, the chief of demons (as follows): .
सोऽहम् तव भयं घोरम् वधात्तस्य दुरात्मनः |
रामस्याद्य प्रमार्जामि निर्वैरस्त्वम् सुखीभव || ६-६५-२
raamasyaadya pramaarjaami nirvairastvam sukhiibhava || 6-65-2
“By annihilation of that evil-minded Rama, I will wipe-off your terrifc fear today. Be happy, indeed without any enmity.” .
गर्जन्ति न वृथा शूर निर्जला इव तोयदाः |
पश्य सम्पाद्यमानम् तु गर्जितम् युधि कर्मणा || ६-६५-३
pashya sampaadyamaanam tu garjitam yudhi karmaNaa || 6-65-3
“Warriors do not roar in vain as waterless clouds. Hear my roar, only on completion of my said task in battle.” .
न मर्षयति चात्मानम् सम्भावयति नात्मना |
अदर्शयित्वा शूरास्तु कर्म कुर्वन्ति दुष्करम् || ६-६५-४
adarshayitvaa shuuraastu karma kurvanti duShkaram || 6-65-4
“Warriors do not indulge in eulogizing themselves. They do difficult acts, without a show.” .
विक्लवानामबुद्धीनाम् राञां पण्डितमानिनाम् |
शृण्वतामादित इदम् त्वद्विधानां महोदर || ६-६५-५
shR^iNvataamaadita idam tvadvidhaanaaM mahodara || 6-65-5
“O Mahodara! Your words may be agreeable to those kings who are confused, who fancy themselves as the learned, and who themselves are stupid.” .
युद्धे कापुरुषैर्नित्यं भवद्भिः प्रियवादिभिः |
राजानमनुगच्छद्भिः कृत्यमेतद्विनाशितम् || ६-६५-६
raajaanamanugachchhadbhiH kR^ityametadvinaashitam || 6-65-6
“You are all cowards in battle. You always speak pleasantly and go according to the wishes of the king. You, as such, have spoiled all the undertakings.” .
राजशेषा कृता लङ्का क्षीणः कोशो बलम् हतम् |
राजानमिममासाद्य सुहृच्चिह्नममित्रकम् || ६-६५-७
raajaanamimamaasaadya suhR^ichchihnamamitrakam || 6-65-7
“Having access to this king, who has friends merely for a name-sake as also behaving unfriendly, the treasury got depleted, the army destroyed and king alone is left the Lanka.” .
एष निर्याम्यहम् युद्धमुद्यतः शत्रुनिर्जये |
दुर्नयं भवतामद्य समीकर्तुं महाहवे || ६-६५-८
durnayaM bhavataamadya samiikartuM mahaahave || 6-65-8
“Intent on conquering the enemy, I sally for the battle today to set right your imprudent policy.” .
एवमुक्तवतो वाक्यम् कुम्भकर्णस्य धीमतः |
प्रत्युवाच ततो वाक्यं प्रहसन्राक्षसाधिपः || ६-६५-९
pratyuvaacha tato vaakyaM prahasanraakShasaadhipaH || 6-65-9
Hearing the words of the intellectual Kumbhakarna, Ravana the king of demons, bursting into laughter, replied as follows: .
महोदरोऽयम् रामात्तु परित्रस्तो न संशयः |
न हि रोचयते तात युद्धम् युद्धविशारद || ६-६५-१०
na hi rochayate taata yuddham yuddhavishaarada || 6-65-10
“O dear brother, well-versed in the art of war-fare! This Mahodara is frightened of Rama. There is no doubt. He is not indeed inclined of a war.” .
कश्चिन्मे त्वत्समो नास्ति सौहृदेन बलेन च |
गच्छ शत्रुवधाय त्वम् कुम्भकर्णजयाय च || ६-६५-११
gachchha shatruvadhaaya tvam kumbhakarNajayaaya cha || 6-65-11
“O Kumbhakarna! None is equal to you in friendship and strength, in my eyes. You march to the battlefield for destroying the enemies and for achieving victory.” .
शयानः शत्रुनाशार्थम् भवान् सम्बोधितो मया |
आयम् हि कालः सुमहान् राक्षानामरिंदम || ६-६५-१२
aayam hi kaalaH sumahaan raakShaanaamari.ndama || 6-65-12
“O destroyer of enemies! You, who were sleeping, were awakened by me, for the purpose of destroying the enemies. This is indeed a grand time for our demons.” .
तद्गच्छ शूलमादाय पाशहस्त इवान्तकः |
वानरान् राजपुत्रौ च भक्षयादित्यतेजसौ || ६-६५-१३
vaanaraan raajaputrau cha bhakShayaadityatejasau || 6-65-13
“Therefore, go like Yama the god of death, by taking a dart and a noose in your hand. Devour the monkeys and the princes whose splendour is like that of the sun.” .
समालोक्य तु ते रूपम् विद्रविष्यन्ति वानराः |
रामलक्ष्मणयोश्चापि हृदये प्रस्फुटिष्यतः || ६-६५-१४
raamalakShmaNayoshchaapi hR^idaye prasphuTiShyataH || 6-65-14
“By seeing your very form, the monkeys will run away. The hearts of Rama and Lakshmana will get broken asunder.” .
एवमुक्त्वा महातेजाः कुम्भकर्णम् महाब्लम् |
पुनर्जातमिवात्मानम् मेने राक्षसपुम्गवः || ६-६५-१५
punarjaatamivaatmaanam mene raakShasapumgavaH || 6-65-15
Ravana, the king of demons, having a great energy, thus speaking to the mighty Kumbhakarna, thought himself as though he was born again. .
कुम्भकर्णबलाभिज्ञो जानंस्तस्य पराक्रमम् |
बभूव मुदितो राजा शशाङ्क इव निर्मलः || ६-६५-१६
babhuuva mudito raajaa shashaaN^ka iva nirmalaH || 6-65-16
The king, knowing the strength and prowess of Kumbhakarna, was delighted and became as bright as the moon. .
इत्येवमुक्तः सम्हृष्टो निर्जगाम महाबलः |
राज्ञ्स्तु वचनम् श्रुत्वा योद्धुमुद्युक्तवांस्तदा || ६-६५-१७
raajJNstu vachanam shrutvaa yoddhumudyuktavaa.nstadaa || 6-65-17
Some were drowned in the ocean. Some had recourse into the caves. Some others escaped. Some could not even stand stable on the ground. Some fell down. Some lied .
आददे निशितम् शूलं वेगाच्छत्रुनिबर्हणः |
सर्वकालायसम् दीप्तं तप्तकाञ्चनभूषणम् || ६-६५-१८
sarvakaalaayasam diiptaM taptakaaJNchanabhuuShaNam || 6-65-18
Kumbhakarna, the annihilator of enemies, speedily took up a sharp spike fully made of iron, adorned with pure gold and splendidly shining. .
इन्द्राशनिसमं भीमम् वज्रप्रतिमगौरवम् |
देवदानवगन्धर्वयक्षकिंनरसूदनम् || ६-६५-१९
रक्तमाल्य महादाम स्वतश्चोद्गतपावकम् |
आदाय निशितम् शूलं शत्रुशोणितरञ्जितम् || ६-६५-२०
कुम्भकर्णो महातेजा रावणम् वाक्यमब्रवीत् |
devadaanavagandharvayakShakiMnarasuudanam || 6-65-19
raktamaalya mahaadaama svatashchodgatapaavakam |
aadaaya nishitam shuulaM shatrushoNitaraJNjitam || 6-65-20
kumbhakarNo mahaatejaa raavaNam vaakyamabraviit |
Taking hold of that large spike tinted with the blood of enemies, shining like Indra’s thunderbolt and equally heavy, capable of tormenting celestials, demons, Gandharvas, the celestial musicians, Yakshas a class of demi-gods and Nagas the celestial serpents, wreathed in garlands of crimson flowers with excessive splendour and emitting flames by itself naturally, Kumbhakarna of great brilliance spoke to Ravana the following words: .
गमिष्याम्यहमेकाकी तिष्ठत्विह बलं महत् || ६-६५-२१
अद्य तान्क्षुधितः क्रुद्धो भक्षयिष्यामि वानरान् |
adya taankShudhitaH kruddho bhakShayiShyaami vaanaraan |
“Let this large army stay back here. I shall go all alone. Being angry with hunger, I shall devour those monkeys now.” .
कुम्भकर्णवचः श्रुत्वा रावणो वाक्यमब्रवीत् || ६-६५-२२
सैन्यैः परिवृतो गच्छ शूलमुद्गलपाणिभिः |
sainyaiH parivR^ito gachchha shuulamudgalapaaNibhiH |
Hearing the words of Kumbhakarna, Ravana said, “Go along with army, with their spikes and hammers in hand.” .
वानरा हि महात्मानः शीघ्राश्च व्यवसायिनः || ६-६५-२३
एकाकिनं प्रमत्तम् वा नयेयुर्दशनैः क्षयम् |
ekaakinaM pramattam vaa nayeyurdashanaiH kShayam |
“The monkeys, with their huge bodies, valiant, with a much determination and with their teeth, will destroy anyone who is either alone or off one’s guard.” .
तस्मात्परमदुर्धर्षैः सैन्यैः परिवृतो व्रज || ६-६५-२४
रक्षसामहितम् सर्वं शत्रुपक्षं निसूदय |
rakShasaamahitam sarvaM shatrupakShaM nisuudaya |
“Therefore, go along with your troops as a person who is very difficult to be assaulted. Destroy the entire enemy-side, which in inimical to our demons.” .
अथासनात्समुत्पत्य स्रजं मणिकृतान्तराम् || ६-६५-२५
आबबन्ध महातेजाः कुम्भकर्णस्य रावणः |
aababandha mahaatejaaH kumbhakarNasya raavaNaH |
Rising up swiftly from his throne, Ravana endowed with a great energy, then placed around the neck of Kumbhakarna, a necklace studded with a course of jewels. .
अञ्गदानङ्गुलीवेष्टान्वराण्याभरणानि च || ६-६५-२६
हारम् च शशिसम्ण्काशमाबबन्ध महात्मनः |
haaram cha shashisamNkaashamaababandha mahaatmanaH |
Ravana placed on the person of Kumbhakarna, armlets, rings, excellent jewellery and a handsome chain. .
दिव्यानि च सुगन्धीनि माल्यदामानि रावणः || ६-६५-२७
गात्रेषु सज्जयामास श्रीमती चास्य कुण्डले |
gaatreShu sajjayaamaasa shriimatii chaasya kuNDale |
Ravana arranged for ornamentation of his limbs with beautiful and sweet-smelling garlands as well as ear-rings to his ears. .
काञ्चनाङ्गदकेयूरो निष्काभरणभूषितः || ६-६५-२८
कुम्भकर्णो बृहत्कर्णः सुहुतोऽग्निरिवाबभौ |
kumbhakarNo bR^ihatkarNaH suhuto.agnirivaababhau |
Kumbhakarna with large ears, adorned with golden armlets and bracelets worn on his upper arms along with ornament for his breast, shone like fire, well-fed with oblations. .
श्रोणीसूत्रेण महता मेचकेन विराजितः || ६-६५-२९
अमृतोत्पादने नद्धो भुजङ्गेनेव मन्दरः |
amR^itotpaadane naddho bhujaN^geneva mandaraH |
With a large, black and shining string worn round his loins, he was looking like Mount Mandara encircled by a serpent at the time of churning the ambrosia. .
स काञ्चनं भारसहं निवातं |
विद्युत्प्रभम् दीप्तमिवात्मभासा |
आबध्यमानः कवचम् रराज |
सन्ध्याभ्रसम्वीत इवाद्रिराजः || ६-६५-३०
vidyutprabham diiptamivaatmabhaasaa |
aabadhyamaanaH kavacham raraaja |
sandhyaabhrasamviita ivaadriraajaH || 6-65-30
Secured with a golden armour, carrying a great load, impenetrable by weapons and as if blazing with its own splendour with flashing like lightning, Kumbhakarna shone as a king of Mountains, enveloped by clouds at sunset. .
सर्वाभरणनद्धाङ्गः शूलपाणिः स राक्षसः |
त्रिविक्रमकृतोत्साहो नारायण इवाबभौ || ६-६५-३१
trivikramakR^itotsaaho naaraayaNa ivaababhau || 6-65-31
Adorned with all ornaments to all his limbs and with a spike in his hand, that demon shone like Narayana, the all-embracing Lord, enthusiastic to take the three long strides (which were meant to cover the entire universe). .
भ्रातरम् सम्परिष्वज्य कृत्वा चापि प्रदक्षिणम् |
प्रणम्य शिरसा तस्मै सम्प्रतस्थे महाबलिः || ६-६५-३२
praNamya shirasaa tasmai sampratasthe mahaabaliH || 6-65-32
Embracing his brother and even circumambulating him, the mighty Kumbhakarna sallied forth, after offering salutation to him by bowing down to him respectfully. .
निष्पतन्तं महाकायं महानादं महाबलम् |
तमाशीर्भिः प्रशस्ताभिः प्रेषयामास रावणः || ६-६५-३३
tamaashiirbhiH prashastaabhiH preShayaamaasa raavaNaH || 6-65-33
Ravana sent off the mighty Kumbhakarna, having a colossal body, who was then sallying forth, with a great sound (of drums and musical instruments) and with laudable benedictions. .
तम् गजैश्च तुरम्गैश्च स्यन्दनैश्चाम्बुदस्वनैः |
अनुजग्मुर्महात्मानम् रथिनो रथिनां वरम् || ६-६५-३४
anujagmurmahaatmaanam rathino rathinaaM varam || 6-65-34
With loud sounds of counches and kettle-drums, with an army wielding excellent weapons, with elephants, with horses and with chariots making sounds of clouds, mighty charioteers accompanied him who was the foremost among the charioteers. .
सर्पैरुष्ट्रैः खरैरश्वैः सिम्हद्विपमृगद्विजैः |
अनुजग्मुश्च तम् घोरं कुम्भकर्णं महाबलम् || ६-६५-३५
anujagmushcha tam ghoraM kumbhakarNaM mahaabalam || 6-65-35
Those demons followed that terrific and mighty Kumbhakarna, mounting on serpents, camels donkeys, lions, elephants, wild beasts and birds. .
स पुष्पवर्णैरवकीर्यमाणो |
धृतातपत्रः शितशूलपाणिः |
मदोत्कटः शोणितगन्धमत्तो |
विनिर्ययौ दानवदेवशत्रुः || ६-६५-३६
dhR^itaatapatraH shitashuulapaaNiH |
madotkaTaH shoNitagandhamatto |
viniryayau daanavadevashatruH || 6-65-36
That Kumbhakarna, the enemy of ogres and celestials, wielding a sharp spike in his hand, while sallying forth, over whose head a parasol was held and drink and intoxicated by the smell of blood. .
पदातयश बहवो महानादा महाबलाः |
अन्वयू राक्षसा भीमा भीमाक्षाः शस्त्रपाणयः || ६-६५-३७
anvayuu raakShasaa bhImaa bhiimaakShaaH shastrapaaNayaH || 6-65-37
Many demons, possessing a great energy and great strength, with terrific forms and fearful eyes, as also wielding weapons in their hands, accompanied him as foot-soldiers. .
रक्ताक्षाः सुमहाकाया नीलाञ्जनचयोपमाः |
शूरानुद्यम्य खड्गांश्च निशितांश्च परश्वधान् || ६-६५-३८
बहुव्यामांश्च परिघान् गदाश्च मुसलानि च |
तालस्कन्धांश्च विपुलान्क्षेपणीयान्दुरासदान् || ६-६५-३९
shuuraanudyamya khaDgaaMshcha nishitaaMshcha parashvadhaan || 6-65-38
bahuvyaamaaMshcha parighaan gadaashcha musalaani cha |
taalaskandhaaMshcha vipulaankShepaNiiyaanduraasadaan || 6-65-39
The demons followed, with their red hot eyes, large colossal bodies resembling a mass of collyrium in hue, lifting up spikes, swords, sharp axes, javelins, iron rods, maces, mallets, enormous trunks of palmyrah trees to be hurled at and difficult to be met. .
अथान्यद्वपुरादाय दारुणम् लोमहर्षणम् |
निष्पपात महातेजाः कुम्भकर्णो महाबलः || ६-६५-४०
धनुःशतपरीणाहः स षट्शतसमुच्छितः |
रौद्रः शकटचक्राक्षो महापर्वतसंनिभः || ६-६५-४१
niShpapaata mahaatejaaH kumbhakarNo mahaabalaH || 6-65-40
dhanuHshatapariiNaahaH sa ShaTshatasamuchchhitaH |
raudraH shakaTachakraakSho mahaaparvatasaMnibhaH || 6-65-41
Then, that Kumbhakarna, of a great splendour and a great strength, assuming another body of a formidable and terrific form, with a breadth of a hundred bows and six hundred bows in height, with his eyes resembling the wheels of a cart, looking like a huge mountain and terrible to look at, sallied forth. .
संनिपत्य च रक्षांसि दग्धशैलोपमो महान् |
कुम्भकर्णो महावक्त्रः प्रहसन्निदमब्रवीत् || ६-६५-४२
kumbhakarNo mahaavaktraH prahasannidamabraviit || 6-65-42
Kumbhakarna with his colossal body and a huge mouth, looking like a scorched hill, approaching the demons and laughing loudly, spoke as follows: .
अद्य वानरमुख्यानाम् तानि यूथानि भागशः |
निर्दहिष्यामि संक्रुद्धः शलभानिव पावकः || ६-६५-४३
nirdahiShyaami saMkruddhaH shalabhaaniva paavakaH || 6-65-43
“Charged with anger, I shall burn up those troops of the foremost of monkeys, in lots today, as a flash of fire would burn up the moths.” .
नापराध्यन्ति मे कामम् वानरा वनचारिणः |
जातिरस्मद्विधानाम् सा पुरोद्यानविभूषणम् || ६-६५-४४
jaatirasmadvidhaanaam saa purodyaanavibhuuShaNam || 6-65-44
“The monkeys who are in the habit of roaming about in the woods, have not offended me of their own accord. That race of monkeys serves as an embellishment for the urban gardens in a city like ours.” .
पुररोधस्य मूलम् तु राघवः सहलक्ष्मणः |
हते तस्मिन्हतम् सर्वम् तं वधिष्यामि सम्युगे || ६-६५-४५
hate tasminhatam sarvam taM vadhiShyaami samyuge || 6-65-45
“Rama, together with Lakshmana, is the root-cause for the attack on our city. If he is killed, all will be destroyed. Therefore, I shall kill that Rama in battle.” .
एवम् तस्य ब्रुवाणस्य कुम्भकर्णस्य राक्षसाः |
नादम् चक्रुर्महाघोरं कम्पयन्त इवार्णवम् || ६-६५-४६
naadam chakrurmahaaghoraM kampayanta ivaarNavam || 6-65-46
While Kumbhakarna was speaking in that way, the demons made a very terrific noise, as though they were agitating the ocean. .
तस्य निष्पततस्तूर्णम् कुम्भकर्णस्य धीमतः |
बभूवुर्घोररूपाणि निमित्तानि समन्ततः || ६-६५-४७
babhuuvurghoraruupaaNi nimittaani samantataH || 6-65-47
As that intelligent Kumbhakarna was sallying forth quickly for the battle, omens of terrific patterns appeared on all sides. .
उल्काशनियुता मेघा विनेदुश्च सुदारुणाः |
ससागरवना चैव वसुधा समकम्पत || ६-६५-४८
sasaagaravanaa chaiva vasudhaa samakampata || 6-65-48
Clouds, ashy in colour like asses, combined with meteors and strokes of lightning appeared. Even the earth trembled, together with its oceans and forests. .
घोररूपाः शिवा नेदुः सज्वालकवलैर्मुखैः |
मण्डलान्यपसव्यानि बबन्धुश्च विहंगमाः || ६-६५-४९
maNDalaanyapasavyaani babandhushcha vihaMgamaaH || 6-65-49
Jackals of terrific form howled with flaming morsels in their mouths and birds twirled in circles from right to left. .
निष्पपात च गृध्रेऽस्य शूले वै पथि गच्छतः |
प्रास्फुरन्नयनम् चास्य सव्यो बाहुरकम्पत || ६-६५-५०
praasphurannayanam chaasya savyo baahurakampata || 6-65-50
A vulture descended on the spike of Kumbhakarna, as he was sallying forth along the road. His left eye twitched and his left arm throbbed. .
निष्पपात तदा चोक्ला ज्वलन्ती भीमनिस्वना |
आदित्यो निष्प्रभश्चासीन्न प्रवाति सुखोऽनिलः || ६-६५-५१
aadityo niShprabhashchaasiinna pravaati sukho.anilaH || 6-65-51
Then, a blazing meteor fell down with a dreadful noise. Even the sun became lusterless and the wind was not blowing comfortably. .
निर्ययौ कुम्भकर्णस्तु कृतान्तबलचोदितः || ६-६५-५२
niryayau kumbhakarNastu kR^itaantabalachoditaH || 6-65-52
Disregarding those great portents indicated, causing the hair to stand erect, Kumbhakarna on his part marched on, driven by the power of fate. .
स लङ्घयित्वा प्राकारं पद्भ्यां पर्वतसंनिभः |
ददर्शाभ्रघनप्रख्यम् वानरानीकमद्भुतम् || ६-६५-५३
dadarshaabhraghanaprakhyam vaanaraaniikamadbhutam || 6-65-53
Kumbhakarna, looking like a mountain, traversing the rampart with his feet alone, saw a wonderful army of monkeys, looking similar to a thick coverage of clouds. .
ते दृष्ट्वा राक्षसश्रेष्ठम् वानराः पर्वतोपमम् |
वायुनुन्ना इव घना ययुः सर्वा दिशस्तदा || ६-६५-५४
vaayununnaa iva ghanaa yayuH sarvaa dishastadaa || 6-65-54
Seeing that Kumbhakarna, the excellent among demons, looking equal to a mountain, the monkeys then ran away to all directions, as clouds are driven away by the wind. .
दिशो द्रवद्भिन्नमिवाभ्रजालम् |
स कुम्भकर्णः समवेक्ष्य हर्षान् |
ननाद भूयो घनवद्घनाभः || ६-६५-५५
disho dravadbhinnamivaabhrajaalam |
sa kumbhakarNaH samavekShya harShaan |
nanaada bhuuyo ghanavadghanaabhaH || 6-65-55
Looking towards that highly fierce army of monkeys, running away to different quarters, as a net-work of broken clouds, that Kumbhakarna with the hue of a black cloud, highly rejoiced, repeatedly emitted a roar-like thunder. .
ते तस्य घोरं निनदं निशम्य |
यथा निनादम् दिवि वारिदस्य |
पेतुर्धरण्यां बहवः प्लवम्गा |
निकृत्तमूला इव सालवृक्षाः || ६-६५-५६
yathaa ninaadam divi vaaridasya |
peturdharaNyaaM bahavaH plavamgaa |
nikR^ittamuulaa iva saalavR^ikShaaH || 6-65-56
Hearing his terrific roar, similar to the rumbling of a cloud in the sky, many of those monkeys fell down on the ground, like Sal trees cut-up by the roots. .
विपुलपरिघवान्स कुम्भकर्णो |
रिपुनिधनाय विनिःसृतो महात्मा |
कपि गणभयमाददत्सुभीमं |
प्रभुरिव किम्ण्करदण्डवान्युगान्ते || ६-६५-५७
ripunidhanaaya viniHsR^ito mahaatmaa |
kapi gaNabhayamaadadatsubhiimaM |
prabhuriva kimNkaradaNDavaanyugaante || 6-65-57
Wielding a large iron rod for the destroyable of the enemies, that gigantic Kumbhakarna looked like Yama the lord of death armed with a rod of punishment, waiting upon him as his attendant at the time of dissolution of the world and caused a great terrific fear to the troops of monkeys. .