The battle began: but while even the Devas wondered bow be could withstand the
yelling masses which rushed on him, a constant stream of deadly arrows sped from his bow
before which the Raakshasa ranks withered and fell like moths before a lazing fire.
Dooshana himself now stood in front of Raama. Raama bent
his bow and sent his shafts in all directions in an unceasing stream. Like rays from the
sun, and with speed of light, arrows shot out from the spot where Raama stood, spread out
directions and brought down warriors, chariots, elephants
The shafts pierced the bodies of the
Raakshasas and came out, covered with their blood shining like fire. The army was utterly
destroyed and Raama stood still, like Siva at the end of Time.