Raam Charit Maanas | 6-Lankaa Kaand
|10-Meghnaad Comes to Battlefield|
Next day, again Vaanar army surrounded all the four gates of Lankaa. Raakshas again ran to attack them. Fight started in various ways with various weapons. Meghnaad heard that Vaanar had surrounded the fort, so he came out of the fort, called on Raam, Lakshman, Angad, Hanumaan, Nal, Neel, Sugreev and asked for defector Vibheeshan.
He took out his arrows and shot at the Raam's army. It seemed as snakes were flying with many wings. Many Vaanar got killed. All Vaanar forgot to fight and ran away from there. Seeing them running away Meghnaad shot 10 arrows each to all Vaanar. Vaanar fell on the ground. Meghnaad started making noise of victory.
Hanumaan rushed towards Meghnaad seeing his own army falling on the ground. He uprooted a large rock and attacked Meghnaad. Meghnaad flew away in the sky but the rock broke his chariot, his Saarathee (chariot driver) and horses died. Hanumaan challenged him several times but he didn't come close to him because he knew Hanumaan's powers.
Then Meghnaad went to Shree Raam and told Him many bad words. He used his various weapons on Him but He just made them useless. He became ashamed and played various kinds of Maayaa on Him. Tulasee Daas Jee says here - "Shiv Jee and Brahmaa Jee are under the control of whose Maayaa, Meghnaad was using his Maayaa on Him?" He flew into sky and rained fire, flowed many streams of water and produced many Pishaach. He rained sometimes blood, hair, bones, and sometimes stones. Once he threw so much dust that nobody could see even his own hand. Raam destroyed all his Maayaa only with one arrow, glanced at His army and strengthened them again to fight again.
Created by Sushma Gupta on May 27, 2002
Modified on 06/09/11