The Vaanaras jumped about everywhere and worked havoc among the Raakshasas, their
chariots and animals. Each of the Raakshasas was surrounded by many Vaanaras and slain.
The Raakshasas too did not spare the
Vaanaras whom they killed in tens of thousands.
Raama bent his bow and sent showers of
arrows against the Raakshasas who destroyed their army like a raging fire. Warriors only
saw their companions fall. They could not see Raama because of the shower of arrows. Their
fear conjured up a multitude of Raamas, who dealt death in all directions.
Countless elephants and horses perished.
Thousands of chariots were broken. The Raakshasa army was destroyed, all but a handful who
fled into Lanka.
The Devas, Gandharvas and Siddhas sang the
praise of Raama from above. In Lanka, the Raakshasa women clung to each other and lamented
loudly that Raavana's folly should have brought this great calamity on them.