INDRAJIT comforted his father. "Why should you worry when I am here
alive?" he said and gathered an army, and with it made another sortie.
He swooped down on the Vaanara forces and
killed and wounded thousands of them. They were helpless against his fury. The Brahmaastra
of Indrajit was effective against even Raama and Lakshmana who were tied up by it. They
lay unconscious on the ground and the Raakshasa prince went straight to his anxious father
with the glad news of this achievement.
Vibheeshana rallied the Vaanara leaders who
had scattered in all directions and put hope and courage into them.
Jaambavaan, who was more dead than alive,
moved slowly among the Vaanaras, inquiring, "is Hanumaan alive?"
"Yes, I am here," said Hanumaan,
and bowed low before Jaambavaan.