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Part II - Ram and Lakshman wake up from their trance:
Hanuman walks to the altar and keeps his mace down. He picks up the herbs and keeps it under Lord Ram's nose and then under Lakshman's. Their bodies start glowing with a strange light which passes through them in waves and waves. Ram and Lakshman begin to stir. The light vanishes with a spark on their foreheads and they open their eyes and see a huge demonic statue before them. They get up quickly and take off the garlands on their necks. Relieved, Hanuman kneels before them with his palms joined together.
Ram and Lakshman sit up and notice Hanuman before them.
"Hanuman . . . " Ram looks questioningly at Hanuman.
" Surya Dev has risen?" Lakshman asks.
"The sun is going to set." Ram and lakshman are shocked to hear this. Hanuman continues, "But I haven't given him permission."
"One day has gone?"
"What happened to the war?"
Ram and Lakshman question Hanuman in turns.
Hanuman replies, "The war will be waged, Lakshman ji. But before we got to Lanka, another war awaits us. But his time, we have to fight against the kings of Patala Loka, Ahi and Mahi Ravan."
"Hanuman, what are you saying? "
"Tell us what has happened."
Hanuman explains to both Ram and Lakshman all that had happened so far. The warriors of Ayodhya listen intently to Bajrangbali's tale. In the end, Hanuman bows down to them as if saying 'this is what happened.'
Ram and Lakshman get up and Ram embraces Hanuman overcome by emotion and says, "Hanuman . . . Endhanai kaatha Anjanai selvane . . . Eppadi nandri kooruven!!!"
"Vendaam Prabhu. Bhakthane Bhagavankku nandri kooruvan. Bhagavan alla. "
Hanuman and Lakshman hug each other.
(This scene was so cute)
Ram praises Hanuman that the place his foot touches, all obstacles and evil will disappear and good will spread.
Hanuman tells Rama nd Lakshman that they have to go back to the Earth (Prithvi Loka) very soon. "Surya Dev has not set because he is waiting for you to get back. Maybe Devi Sita too is waiting for the news that you have reached the Earthly plane safely, my Lord. "
"Hanuman, Ravan had used treachery to kidnap me here. Only after destroying that Ahi and Mahi Ravan, should we go back to the Earth."
"Those are my thoughts too, Prabhu."
Ram and Lakshman look at each other. Ram reaches forward with his right hand and Lakshman imitates his brother. As if they had reached a decision with an unspoken thought, eyes closed and arms outstretched, they summon forth their mighty bows. Raising the bow with strong hands and eyes ablaze with fury and rage, Ram pulls his bowstring to the fartherest limit and lets go. A second later, Lakshman too does the same. A storm rages in Patala Loka as if in response to Lord Ram's rage and everyone are affected by it.
Ahi, Mahi, Jambavan, Angad, Nal and Neel (the last four are in a different location) wonder what could have happened.
"Brother, I think this is definitely the twang of a bow." Ahiravan tells his brother.
"This is not just the twang of the bow. It is the call/challenge for war, Angad." Jambavan tells Angad.
"Which enemy has dared to fight the Kings of Patala Loka?" An angry Mahiravan bursts out.
"Someone has decided to finish off Ahi and Mahiravan and hence they have called them for war." Nal/Neel tells his friends.
"Not just someone. It is the roots of Sathya, Sri Ram. It is the twang of the one who has come for the welfare of the Human kind." Jambavan explains.
"Who dares come with an army?" Asks Mahiravan. Ahiravan replies, " Chandrasena. She dared to spoil our sacrifice. Perhaps she has called the Naaga Loka army for aid? Thunder and lightning lash out in the sky. "If she had done that, I would kill her this moment itself. "
Angad says, "If Hanuman had saved Prabhu Sri Ram and his brother Lakshman, the warriors will be coming forth with a victorious stride."
True to his words, Ram, Lakshman and Hanuman walk forwad with a sure steps and stand in front of the demon guards who were left behind outside the altar. Hanuman lifts up his mace and rests it on his shoulder.
The guards are astonished to find the captives (and their prasad of human flesh) alive and well. They lift their weapons and run forward. With a mighty roar, Hanuman bounds runs forward with energy shouting "JAI SRI RAM!!!"
Hanuman stops in front of the hordes of demons and looks at them. They all seem to be afraid of Hanuman. Hanuman looks at them all with an angry face. In unision the demons of the front rank attack with their weapons. Hanuman stops all of them with his mace. Lord Ram pulls out an arrow from his quiver. Lakshman draws out an arrow from his own quiver too. Hanuman seems to be enjoying himself. All the demons are no match for Hanuman. With a mighty heave, he pushes them all back and they fall to the ground.
One of the demons sushes at Hanuman with a mace and gets whacked nicely. Two more rush forward with thir weapons. Hanuman dodges one and attacks the other. Attacking furiously, Hanuman dismisses these two as well.
All the demons rush towards Hanuman.
Ram takes aim and releases his arrow, quick as a flash. Lakshman too shoots an arrow at one of the demons.
The arrows find their marks and two demons fall dead on the ground.
Hanuman attacks in a flurry of blows so quick that he easily outmatches all those who attack him.
The sound of his blows are punctuated with the quick rain of arrows sent by Ram and Lakshman.
Hanuman dodges his enemies and attacks with full force.
More arrows rain down on the demons.
More blows fall on the demons.
Together the trio deal with all the demons in the place.
After the last one falls to the ground hit by Hanuman's mace, all three of them lower the weapons and survey the scene. Satisfied, they proceed from that place.
One of the demons on the ground, opens his eyes. Staggering with pain, he gets up.
Ahi and Mahi Ravan walk towards the palace with long and quick strides and carrying huge swords.
"Paatal Arasarhale . . ." The wounded demon staggers up to them. "We have been cheated. Hanuman has saved Ram and Lakshman." Ahi and Mahi Ravan are shocked to hear this. Groaning with pain, the demon folds his hands, salutes his kings for one last time and falls to the ground.
"Sevahane!" Ahiravan calls out in shock.
Ram and Lakshman position themselves in front of the Rocky palace of Patala Loka. In unision, they raise their bows.
Raamanum orumitha manadhinan aanaan
The pull back their bowstrings to its full extent.
Mamuni Dronar pol dhida manam kondaan
As Hanuman looks on, their eyes and arrows lock on to the target. The Raghukul brothers release their deadly arrows.
Arathinil ezhundhidum urudhiyum thunivum
Muhathinil vilangida arakar mun nindraar
Hanuman marvels at their might as the arrows fly swift and fly true to hit the target. Hanuman looks on proudly.
Kabadamum soozhchiyum niraindhidum arakar
Kallamum ullamum azhindhida seidhida
A portion of the palace bursts into flames and is destroyed. Stunned speechless by the destruction, Ahi and Mahi look at each other dumbfounded.
Karuthiley konda veeranaam, veeranaam
Thatpamaai kondaan thirumahan Raamanum
(I've given the lyrics of the song played in the background in a different colour. I couldn't omit the song - it was just too good.)
Hanuman's voice echoes through the place. "JAI SRI RAM"
"Brother Ahi! Come. Let us sacrifice that Ram and Lakshman in this battle field itself. "
"Let us not delay for this good deed any longer. Come on!.
Ahiravan and Mahiravan proceed furiously.
Will post the rest tomorrow. I'm extremely sorry for the delay. I had some technical difficulties due to the weather.
Coming up . . . . .
Cackling madly, Mahiravan throws the weapon at Ram and Lakshman. Ram shoots an arrow at this one. Ahiravan releases his weapon too. Lakshman targets his with an arrow of his own.
Both these weapons are stopped mid-air and destroyed. Ahi and Mahiravan are stunned and screams out in frustration.
As the war rages on, Ram bests the two demons and shoots the arrows that bury themselves into Ahi and Mahiravan. When everyone are celebrating the victory, the honey bee creatures revive Ahi and Mahiravan.
Laughing sarcastically, they get up ready for battle.
Edited by Vibhishna - 20 January 2010 at 7:40am