Aranya Kanda, Chapter 18
Lakshmana Chops off Surpanakha's Nose
Rama then voicing clearly and softly spoke to her, whom the noose of lust has tethered down, with a smile preceding his words.
"Oh, honourable one, I am married and this is my dear wife, thus it will be distressing for your sort of females to live with a co-wife.
"He is my younger brother named Lakshmana, he is with a good conduct, good looking, a promising and valiant one, and he is without a wife.
"He is without a wife and in need of a wife he is youthful, good-looking and he can become a fitly husband of yours, fit enough to your kind of features.
"You woo him, oh, board-eyed
When Rama clearly told that way to that demoness dazed in lust, discarding Rama quickly then she spoke to Lakshmana.
"I with my best complexion will be your deserving wife meetly to you charm, you can happily take a jaunt all over Dandaka forest along with me." So Shuurpanakha ran after Lakshmana.
Thus said by the demoness that meaningful sentence maker Lakshmana, the son of Sumitra, then smiled and appropriately replied Shuurpanakha.
"How you wish to become a female servant, oh,
"Oh, goggle eyed one, befitting to your complexion that is un-stainable further you better become the wife of my brother Rama who is abounding in means, and on becoming the younger wife of that adorable one, you too will achieve your means and thus you will be happy.
"On discarding her who is disfigured, dishonest, diabolically deleterious old wife with a hallow stomach that Rama will adore you alone.
"Oh, best complexioned one with best waist, is there any wiseacre to simply discard your kind of best personality, indeed, in preference to human females?" Lakshmana said so to Shuurpanakha.
Thus said by Lakshmana that despicable one with slouching stomach Shuurpanakha presumed those words to be truthful, for she is equivocal of that equivoque.
She who is fuddle by lust said to that unassailable enemy scorcher Rama who is sitting in the cottage along with Sita.
"Tenacious of her who is disfigured, dishonest, diabolical, hallow-stomached old wife of yours you are not regarding me high.
"Now I wish to eat up this human female right before your very eyes, and then I can blithely make merry along with you, without the botheration of a co-wife." Said Shuurpanakha to Rama.
Speaking that way she that torch-eyed Shuurpanakha dashed towards the deer-eyed Sita in high exasperation as a great meteor would dash towards Rohini, the brightest star in the sky.
By that the great-energetic Rama took umbrage and checking her who is like the noose of death swooping down on Sita said to Lakshmana.
"Punning in any way with the base and brutish is inapposite, oh, gentle Saumitri, mark note of Vaidehi, somehow surviving
"She is freakish, knavish and overtly ruttish, oh, tigerly man, it will be apt of you to deface this paunchy demoness " Thus Rama said to Lakshmana.
Thus said to that mighty Lakshmana he infuriately drew sword and chopped off her ears and nose before the very eyes of Rama.
On hewing off her ears and nose she that ghastly Shuurpanakha blared highly and discordantly, and very speedily fled into forest as she came.
She that very ghastly demoness when defaced is wetted by blood and blared many a blare like a cloud in cloudburst.
She that gruesome one in her appearance clasped herself and thunderously entered similarly gruesome forest while her blood fountained and profusely exuded.
Then she who is deformed neared her brother Khara who possess violent vigour, who is abiding in Janasthaana and who is presently surrounded by his band of his hench-demons, and before him she that Shuurpanakha fell onto ground like a thunderbolt from the sky.
Then that sister of Khara who is convulsed in the fluster of fear and her body wetted with blood reported to her brother Khara, all about Rama's arrival in forest with his wife and Lakshmana, and even about his misshaping her.