And the king of the monkeys stood there, accompanied
by Sushena and Mainda and Dwivida, and Kumuda and
Angada and Hanuman and Nila and Tara and Nala.
And Vibhishana, having achieved success in another
part of the field, soon arrived at that spot, and
roused those heroes from insensibility, awakening
them by means of the weapon called, Prajna. Then
Sugriva soon extracted the arrows from their bodies.
And by means of that most efficacious medicine called
the Visalya, applied with celestial mantras,
those human heroes regained their consciousness.
And the arrow having been extracted from their bodies,
those mighty warriors in a moment rose from their
recumbent posture, their pains and fatigue thoroughly
alleviated. And beholding Rama the descendant
of Ikshwaku’s race, quite at his ease, Vibhishana,
O son of Pritha, joining his hands; told him these
words, ’O chastiser of foes, at the command of
the king of the Guhyakas, a Guhyaka hath come from
the White mountains, bringing with him his water!
O great king, this water is a present to thee from
Kuvera, so that all creatures that are invisible may,
O chastiser of foes, become visible to thee!
This water laved over the eyes will make every invisible
creature visible to thee, as also to any other person
to whom thou mayst give it!’—Saying—So
be it,—Rama took that sacred water, and
sanctified his own eyes therewith. And the high-minded
Lakshmana also did the same. And Sugriva and Jambuvan,
and Hanuman and Angada, and Mainda and Dwivida, and
Nila and many other foremost of the monkeys, laved
their eyes with that water. And thereupon it exactly
happened as Vibhishana had said, for, O Yudhishthira,
soon did the eyes of all these became capable of beholding
things that could not be seen by the unassisted eye!
“Meanwhile, Indrajit, after the success he had
won, went to his father. And having informed
him of the feats he had achieved, he speedily returned
to the field of battle and placed himself at the van
of his army. The son of Sumitra then, under Vibhishana’s
guidance, rushed towards that wrathful son of Ravana
coming back, from desire of battle, to lead the attack.
And Lakshmana, excited to fury and receiving a hint
from Vibhishana, and desiring to slay Indrajit who
had not completed his daily sacrifice, smote with
his arrows that warrior burning to achieve success.
And desirous of vanquishing each other, the encounter
that took place between them was exceedingly wonderful
like that (in days of yore) between the Lord of celestials
and Prahrada. And Indrajit pierced the son of
Sumitra with arrows penetrating into his very vitals.
And the son of Sumitra also pierced Ravana’s
son with arrows of fiery energy. And pierced
with Lakshmana’s arrows, the son of Ravana became
senseless with wrath. And he shot at Lakshmana
eight shafts fierce as venomous snakes. Listen
now, O Yudhishthira, as I tell thee how the heroic
son of Sumitra then took his adversary’s life
by means of three winged arrows possessed of the energy