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Queen Kaikeyi Sends Rama to Forest!

Monday, April 11th, 2011

And indeed Kaikeyi was convinved about the injustice being done to her son Bharata! She was angry and did not come out ot greet her husband Dasharatha. Therefore, the king himself went her chamber and inquired about her well being. In fact the king loved queen Kaikeyi the most! But today the words of Manthara […]

Sita and Laxmana Decide To Go With Rama

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Thus Rama genuinely felt nothing at such an arduous predicament. Everyone present was stunned to listen to the brave and high thinking of Rama. Respect for Rama doubled in everyone’s heart. But the daughter of Janaka – Janaki (i.e. Sita), the newly married wife of Rama, was not be left behind. After seeking permission from […]

Rama Banished to Forest

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Laxmana who was watching all the proceedings with some emotions, said, “O brother, Sita and you are like mother and father to me. A child cannot remain alive separated from his parents. Let me accompany you both so that I not only can serve you, but also protect you from the predators and the demons […]

Story of Adivasi Chief Guha

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Thus Rama-Laxmana-Sita reached the banks of the river Tamasa. The small, simple village was predominantly populated by the outcasts Bhilla, an aboriginal caste. The chief of this clan was Guhaka, a very wise man although illiterate. These simple, hard-working, honest and poor people were neglected as no officer would visit them in distress or want. […]

Story of Bharata – Ramayana

Monday, April 11th, 2011

What was the reaction of Kaikeyi and others when Bharata returned to Ayodhya? What happened to king Dasharatha after Rama left for the forest? As we know the minister Sumanta accompanied Rama and company for some time. The idea was to persuade Rama to return back to Ayodhya; the argument was that Kaikeyi would repent […]

Life In Forest and Story of Shurpankha

Monday, April 11th, 2011

At Chitrakoot, Rama, Laxmana, and Sita passed their time in prayers, repetition of Lord’s name – japa, Yoga and meditation. Laxmana used to collect food items for morning and evening meals. Rama and Sita used to collect fresh flowers for preparing beautiful bouquets and garlands. The hut used to be decorated with these flowers, and […]

Story of Shurpankha

Monday, April 11th, 2011

One day Rama and Laxmana were sitting a distance apart near their forest dwelling. As it happened Shurpankha, sister of Ravana, was passing from there. She was ugly looking widow, but was ambitious and powerful because of protection assured by her brother, the mighty King of Lanka, Ravana. She fell in love with Rama at […]

King Ravana of Lanka

Monday, April 11th, 2011

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 his kingdom followed Ravana’s path […]

Ravana Plans Abduction of Sita The Story of Golden Deer

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Ravana made all the arrangements to start for his mission. Meanwhile, his minister, Marich, offered his help to accomplish his mission. Near the Panchavati, Marich changed himself in the form of a beautiful golden deer! Jumping here and there, it caught sight of Sita. Rama and Laxmana were also present in the hut. Pleadingly, Sita […]

Story of Jatayu

Monday, April 11th, 2011

But a vulture named Jatayu staying on the nearby tree, and a great devotee of Rama, was quick to respond. He could not keep quiet at the plight of helpless Sita although he knew that he was no match for the mighty Ravana. He was not afraid of him even though it was clear that […]