11 Aug 2014
Aug 11 2014

Ravana was the king of Lanka. His prosperity could be judged by the fact that his Lanka  capital city was built in gold. Everyone had enough of food and shelter. Except for his brother Vibhishana, and to some extent his (Ravana’s) wife Mandodari, rest of the people in […]

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11 Aug 2014
Aug 11 2014

Laxmana was in a fix. He knew that Rama could never get hurt, and secondly he was specifically asked by his elder brother to remain by the side of Sita. If he leaves Sita he disobeys Rama which might bring some misfortune, and if he does not proceed […]

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11 Aug 2014
Aug 11 2014

On their way southwards Rama and Laxmana passed through many difficult terrain. The forests were sparsely populated. Occasionally one encountered an ashrama of a sage with a small village around it. One such ashrama belonged to rishi Matang whose heart grieved for the lowly and downtrodden. In his […]

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11 Aug 2014
Aug 11 2014

Rama and Laxmana left the ashrama of Shabari and reached the Pampa Lake further South. It was a pleasant site; the water of the lake was sweet and clear. All animals were seen drinking from the same spot. Rivalry and cruelty was foreign to the spot. Surrounding trees […]

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11 Aug 2014
Aug 11 2014

Soon Rama and Laxmana were invited to visit the camp where with the help of Sugreeva and other friends they were sure to find out some way to locate as to where Sita could have been taken away. Sugreeva’s Story Sugreeva had run away from his kingdom in […]

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11 Aug 2014
Aug 11 2014

The urgency of finding Sita was visible in the movements of these devotees of Rama. It was decided that both Rama and Laxmana should take rest and wait for them to bring the news of the whereabouts of Sita. Thus Hanuman, Angad, Jambuwanta, and others reached the southern […]

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11 Aug 2014
Aug 11 2014

During this meditation, Hanuman became aware of tremendous physical, mental, and spiritual powers bestowed upon him by the grace of the Lord. He became conscious about his ability to fly, become as big as the mountain, or as small as an atom. If he willed he could become […]

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11 Aug 2014
Aug 11 2014

Vibhishana detailed Hanuman about the whereabouts of Sita. He showed the way to Ashokvan where Sita was kept captive. He also warned Hanuman to remain vigilant and cautious as Sita was guarded by police-women loyal to Ravana. Moreover, whole Ashokvan was surrounded by armed guards who would not […]

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10 Aug 2014
Aug 10 2014

It was decided that Hanuman should return and inform Rama about Sita’s captivity so that he would come with his army and seek her release by defeating Ravana. Thus, taking leave of Sita, Hanuman wanted permission of Sita to eat some fruits from the trees around. He was […]

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10 Aug 2014
Aug 10 2014

The bridge was completed and one by one all of them reached near the shore of Lanka. Ravana’s spies informed him about the approaching army of Rama, but the proud Ravana did not attach any significance and importance to this. Vibhishana, on the other hand, was quick to […]

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