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Anaranya, Page 470.

By Anaranya's lips of old.

"The story of Anaranya is told in the Uttara Kanda of the Rámáyana.… Anaranya a descendant of Ixváku and King of Ayodhyá, when called upon to fight with Rávana or acknowledge himself conquered, prefers the former alternative; but his army is overcome, and he himself is thrown from his chariot.

When Rávana triumphs over his prostrate foe, the latter says that he has been vanquished not by him but by fate, and that Rávana is only the instrument of his overthrow; and he predicts that Rávana shall one day be slain by his descendant Ráma." Sanskrit Texts, IV., Appendix.