The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 eBook

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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.[101] Then Sugriva soon extracted the arrows from their bodies.  And by means of that most efficacious medicine called the Visalya[102], 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![103] 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

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