Monday, 24 August 2015

299. Rama decided to stay for the night at the mountain Suvela.

        Rama then decided to camp for himself as well as the whole army in the mountain Suvela for the night. He told Lakshmana, Sugreeva and Vibhishana "We shall ascend this Suvela mountain, shining well with hundreds of minerals. All of us will stay on this mountain for this night.
       "We shall see Lanka the abode of that rakshash, Ravana by whom my wife was taken away for the sake of his own death, by whom virtue was not understood, good character was not known and noble lineage was not seen and by whom that contemptible act was done with an inferior demoniacal mind. My anger is increased on hearing the name of that rakshash. Because of the offence committed by him, I shall see that all these rakshashas are destroyed. Falling into that power of trap of death, one does evil acts. Because of the offence, the vilest, committed by him, his lineage is going to be destroyed."
       Rama with ascending anger ascended the mountain Suvela with its conspicuous summits. Lakshmana, who took delight in his own valour and steadfastness, keeping ready his mighty bow with arrows, followed Rama, in the rear. Sugreeva along with his ministers and Vibhishana ascended the mountain, by following him. Hanuman, Angada, Nila, Mainda, Dvivida, Gaja, Gavaksha, Gavaya, Sharabha, Gandhamadana, Panasa, Kumuda, Hara, Rambha the chief of the troop, Jambavan, Sushena, the greatly wise Rishabha, Durmukha of great splendour, Shatabali and all the other vanaras and bears which are fast-moving, which can wander easily on mountains with a speed akin to that of wind, ascended that Suvela mountain which Rama ascended.
         Reaching the apex of the mountain they looked at the city of Lanka which appeared as though it was hanging in the sky. The chiefs of the vanara-troops saw that beautiful City of Lanka furnished with excellent gates, enriched with exquisite ramparts and pervaded all over with rakshasas.
      Those excellent vanaras noticed in one of the ramparts where black rakshashas  standing together. Seeing the rakshasas who were craving for war, all those vanaras made various types of noises, while Rama was witnessing the scene.
        Then, the sun reddened with evening-twilight went down and the night shining with full moon arrived. Thereafter, Rama along with Lakshmana as well as Sugreeva, the Lord of vanaras together with his troops and captions of troops, duly greeted welcome and treated hospitably by Vibhishana, halted happily on the mountain resort of Suvela.

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