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Story of Shabari

Monday, April 11th, 2011

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 ashrama, one tribal devotee of Rama, named […]

Meeting of Rama and Hanuman

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Rama Meets Hanuman 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 were blooming with fruits […]

Story of Sugreeva and His Brother Vali

Monday, April 11th, 2011

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. On his meeting with Rama Sugreeva told this life story to him: Sugreeva had run away from […]

In Search Of Sita

Monday, April 11th, 2011

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 tip of India. The vast Indian Ocean […]

Hanuman Jumps Across The Sea and Hanuman in Lanka

Monday, April 11th, 2011

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 invisible or carry out such unusual physical […]

Rama Prepares to Invade Lanka

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Hanuman flew by aerial route and reached his friends Angad, Jambuwanta, Sugreeva and others who were eagerly waiting for his return. The news of Sita was received with jubilation. Immediately they all started off to inform Rama and Laxmana about their discovery so that future plans could be drawn to seek her release. In Southern […]

War Begins: Story of Kumbhakarna – Ramayana

Monday, April 11th, 2011

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 grab the opportunity and joined Rama in […]

Laxmana faints

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Laxmana Faints The news of fall of mighty Kumbhakarna reached Ravana’s court. With dismay and concern, Ravana quickly summoned his son Indrajeet and asked him to prepare for the deciding fight against Rama and Laxmana next day. Indrajeet was expert in all kinds of war games. In fact, second to Ravana, his son Indrajeet was […]

Indrajeet Is Killed – Ramayana

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Rama had sent Laxmana to face Indrajeet to make the Brahmastra ineffective. Laxmana alone was capable of sustaining its impact; any other person was sure to die. As that missile could be used only once, Indrajeet became helpless. Now Rama decided to come in picture. Next day, Indrajeet came to fight with Rama. The clash […]

The Final Battle – Ramayana

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Now Ravana decided to put an end to the war. He went to the temple of his chosen deity -Lord Shiva, and prayed and meditated for whole night. There was grace and serenity on the face of Ravana. Next day he was to fight with the Master of Universe Himself. He knew his death was […]