RALLIED by Angada, the Vaanaras recovered courage, re-formed in battle order and
prepared to receive Kumbhakarna. They hurled rocks at him and dealt heavy blows with trees
plucked by the roots but he disregarded them all and with a smile on his face went on
dispatching the Vaanaras with a methodic cruelty that was most terrifying. Some of them
retreated to the newly-built dam, while others tried to save themselves by concealing on
the shore of the sea and the forests.
Once again Angada had to encourage the
Vaanara chiefs and warriors and get them to re-form and attack Kumbhakarna.
Dwivida, Hanumaan, Neela, Vrishabha,
Sarabha and other chiefs attacked Kumbhakarna fiercely. But he disregarded them all and
continued his ruthless slaughter of the Vaanaras. Angada himself received a blow, as a
result of which he fainted and fell on the earth. Sugreeva was struck down. Picking up the
unconscious Vaanara king, Kumbhakarna carried him with joy to wards Lanka. The Raakshasa
army rejoiced greatly and raised a triumphant uproar. Kumbhakarna wished to make a present
of the captive Vaanara King to his brother Raavana.