~ 126. Hanuman Fights the Rakshasas ~


When Ravana learned Hanuman had killed Aksha, he shouted for Indrajit, his eldest son. "Go catch that monkey and bring him here!" Ravana shouted.
Indrajit armed himself with his deadly bow of many colors and then rode out to confront Hanuman. 
Hanuman laughed when he saw Indrajit, and he kept on taunting the rakshasas. But when Indrajit fired a Brahma-arrow, Hanuman fell to the ground.
The rakshasas bound Hanuman with ropes, but Hanuman had only pretended to fall, wanting them to take him to Ravana. He shrieked and struggled, pretending to fight, and the rakshasas did exactly what he wanted.


Inspired by: Valmiki's Ramayana
Notes: This is the Sundara Kanda (Book 5), sarga 48.


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