Chapter – 164– Sri Ramacharitha Manas – Bala Kanda – The demon Kalakethu begins to work with illusionary powers on King Prathapbhanu
Sage Yajjavalkya speaks “Oh! Mune, enemies should not be considered lightly under any circumstances, even if they are all alone, they are like the bodiless Rahu who torments the Surya and Chandra in all Kalpa. The hermit was happy to meet his close associate demon Kalakethu, rose from the seat, and cordially invited him. They conversed about the King Prathapbhanu who is helpless, seeking shelter in his hermitage, also informed his future plans to destroy the King with his clan. The demon Kalakethu became happy and said “Oh! Rajan, you have well taken care of your enemy as per my advice, cease your worries, and get some sleep. Oh! Rajan, it is an opportunity provided by God as a cure without the usage of medicine, I know what I should do to uproot our enemy along with his clan, will meet you on the fourth day.” Thus, the haughty demon Kalakethu withdrew from the hermitage in sheer joy. In a few seconds, the demon delivered the horse of the King in his stable, and placed the King Prathapbhanu on his well-decorated bed, beside the queen, in his luxurious chamber.
Ripu Thejasi Akela Api Laghu Kari Gania Na Thahu | Ajahu Dhetha Dhukha Rabi Sasihi Sira Avaseshitha Rahu ||
Thapasa Nripa Nija Sakhahi Nihari | Harashi Mileau Udi Bhayau Sukhari || Mithrahi Kahi Sab Katha Sunayi | Jathudhana Bola Sukha Payi ||Ab Sadheau Ripu Sunahu Naresa | Jau Thumha Keenha Mora Upadhesa || Parihari Soch Rahahu Thumha Soyi | Binu Aushadha Biadhi Bidhi Khoyi|| Thapasa Nripahi Bahuth Parithoshi| Chala Mahakapati Athiroshi || Bhanuprathapahi Baji Sametha | Pahuchayesi Cchan Majj Niketha || Nripahi Nari Pahi Sayan Karayi | Hathagriha Bandhesi Baji Banayi ||