Ramayan Hanuman Reminded About His Great Powers

None of the Vanara soldiers offered to even try to cross the heaving, smashing threat in front of them! Last but not least, Angada, their captain, and pillars Gaja, Sarabha, and Mainda Jambavan and the others demonstrated their leaping capabilities. The largest span could only be cleared by Jambavan, the eldest of them, and it was only ninety Yojanas. Angada claimed that while he might easily reach Lanka, he might not have the energy to return. Angada’s ambitions were thwarted by Jambavan, who asserted that as king, he could only issue orders and not accompany them. When Jambavan informed him that he could only depute or deploy, Angada said, “Should we attempt to starve ourselves again because I cannot go and no one else can? How can we expect to survive when we get to Kishkinda after disobeying the kings’ commands and going beyond the time allotted for our return? Jambavan then observed Hanuman contentedly sitting by himself. He went to urge Hanuman into action after informing Angada that he had located the achiever.

Jambavan asked Hanuman, “Why do you sit so calmly Hanuman? ” in an attempt to persuade him to make the leap across the water. You are on par with Rama and Lakshmana in terms of knowledge, bravery, and familiarity with all the Sastras. Why are you unaware of the reality that you are smarter, braver, and stronger than the strongest? You are the progeny of Anjana, the most attractive Apsara, and Vayu, the wind deity. Strong and unbreakable even as a young child, you started running after the Sun after mistaking it for a fruit. You reached such altitudes that Indra launched his Vajra at you out of concern for the safety of the world. You were struck by it and launched onto a mountain, where the force fractured your chin! You are known as Hanuman, the one with the broken chin, for this reason. When your father Vayu saw you fall, he became enraged and the winds in the three realms halted. Brahma, who was alarmed by this and was attempting to calm down your father, bestowed upon you a blessing that made you impervious to all forms of warfare. Regarding Indra, he was so happy to see you laughing despite your wound that he bestowed upon you the greatest blessing, saying, “Your death will be of your own choosing!” Therefore, only you, who are as fast as a gryphon and as strong as Vayu, can save us. Hanuman was propelled into action by Jambavan and delighted by the monkeys’ jubilation as they anxiously awaited to see the nearly impossible achievement. He enlarged his body to extraordinary dimensions while joyously waving his tail in preparation for the voyage into Lanka.

The monkeys were astounded by Hanuman’s increasing shape as they had been by Lord Narayana’s advent as Trivikrama. He became bigger the more the Vanaras applauded. Hanuman’s beautiful figure shone with the light of a flaming fire as he stood among the joyful clattering army of monkeys. “I Hanuman am the son of Vayu,” he declared to the assembled people after paying respect to the revered elders. Vayu is Agni’s companion and a powerful sky-traveler who is capable of destroying towering mountain peaks. No one else can cross this sea or circle Mount Meru a thousand times like I can. I can flood the planet by churning the oceans with my bare hands, and I can tremble it by jumping over 10,000 Yojanas. Without touching the earth, I can race the Sun from the east to Asthagiri and back. With lightning speed, I’ll go to Lanka to see Sita. Give up your anguish and be cheerful since I can even uproot Lanka itself. Jambavan was affected by Hanuman’s devotion and impressed by his confidence, stating, “Our lives rely on you Hanuman!” To avoid the ground being hit by the force of his tremendous leap, Maruthi’s son climbed to the top of Mount Mahendra. The slopes looked like a field of waving pennants as colossal boulders were displaced, water rushed out of tunnels and fissures, and serpents poked out their hoods as he prepared to leap. Startled by the unexpected pandemonium, which appeared to be a threat to their very life, rishis and animals left their houses. While his mind and spirit had already arrived in Lanka, Hanuman was positioned atop the mountain.

SUNDARKANDA

Hanuman prepared himself for the leap over the sea in quest of Sita after being inspired by Jambavan and the applauding army of monkeys. He walked the Mahendra Mountain’s emerald green slopes, which were brilliant with the colours of its ores, stretching his neck like a strong bull. He saluted his father Vayu, Sugriva, Brahma, Indra, and all animals with linked hands, ready and eager to proceed. Rama’s job required the maximum strength and might for its proper completion, therefore he increased his bodily size to incredible dimensions. His footsteps caused a cacophony of noises from startled birds and animals, and the mountain’s reputed immovability was moved by the pressure of his feet as they prepared to leap! Boulders fell, gem stones, gold, and silver nuggets flew out, and living things of all sizes screamed out in pain. Serpents in a frenzy prowled out, hissing, to strike venomously at boulders that broke into a thousand pieces. Mountain streams were disoriented, secret springs emerged from their hidden caverns, and cascading waterfalls gushed down the undulating hills. Even the sages and Vidyadharas fled their houses in response to the ruckus, alarmed. Hanuman made a vow to uproot the entire kingdom of the rakshasas, along with its monarch, and transport it to Kishkinda, if he failed to find Sita, as he bid farewell to Jambavan and his companions. Uprooted trees, sizable shrubs, and ropes of blooming vine were hooked in his limbs as he climbed into the immense blue expanse of the sky. Hanuman, the nemesis of the rakshasas and the hope of the vanaras, resembled a winged mountain when he was covered in those falling flowers and greenery. He churned up raging gusts that caused the sea below to swell like a boiling cauldron as he raced southward like a flaming comet. A shadow ten yojanas broad and thirty yojanas long was cast on the below-surface waters by that soaring incarnation of majesty. The devas, suras, asuras, mankind, animals, and birds were all charmed by its splendour. The wind god extended his delicate care as the Sun suppressed his flaming splendour. The sea deity, who benefited from Sagara, an ancestor of the Ikshvaku people, witnessed Hanuman speeding by. He requested the mountain Mainaka to emerge from the ocean’s bottom where it was submerged in order to give that Rama envoy some rest. But as the mountain ascended, the sprinting Vanara shoved it away with his chest, thinking it for an obstruction. Then Mainaka became human shape and respectfully invited Hanuman to stay with him, saying, “The scriptures command that a visitor, even though he be an idiot, should be loved and honoured. How much more should I respect someone as wise and upright as you, who can know everything? I’ll tell you why, but to adore you is to worship your father Vayu, to whom I am eternally obedient. All of the mountains of Kritayuga had wings, and they soared through the air at speeds that defied both the winds and Garuda. The devatas and other creatures were terrified by their ferocious flight and were concerned that they may crash into the planet. Vayu threw me into the sea to get away from danger when Indra saw their fear and cut off the wings of every mountain. I was the only one to escape his fury. Hanuman politely declined the invitation, saying that he would not be able to unwind until Rama’s task was completed. The gandharvas requested Surasa, mother of the serpents and Daksha’s daughter, to put the vanara message to the test while Hanuman continued to run at full speed. To please them, she changed into a hideous creature that grew larger and larger until she was blocking Hanuman’s way. You are sent by the gods to be my meal. Come inside my mouth. She booming. Hanuman said, “Devour me if you can catch me.” Hanuman became bigger and Surasa’s mouth widened as she tried to open it as wide as she could. This continued, and when Surasa’s mouth appeared to be an unending tunnel, Hanuman shrunk to the size of a thumb and quickly slipped in and out. Hanuman left for Lanka before the rakshasa lady could even purse her lips. He had succeeded in the exam, and his tormentor, who had transformed back into her lovely self, had been happy for him. The following obstacle that Hanuman had to overcome was Simhika, a rakshasa woman with a voracious appetite who desired the enormous body of the vanara as her dinner. He quickly put an end to that discomfort by plunging into her eager lips and cutting her internal organs, killing her. Hanuman finally approached his enemy’s realm after overcoming terrifying waters, powerful serpents, and deadly demons. Lanka, the stronghold of the Rakshasas, sprang into view, surrounded by azure waters and bordered by golden coastlines. Its peak shimmered with the green canopies of enormous trees, while its slopes were covered with waving coconut palms, nestled high in the Trikoota Mountains. He could also see how much of the sky his massive body covered above, as well as its shadow on the ground below. Hanuman became cautious since he didn’t want to draw the unwanted attention of the Lankan populace. He made the decision to shrink down to the size of the vanara from Kishkinda after realising the commotion his enormous bulk would make. He arrived at Trikoota, shocking any naïve residents as he did so. Trikoota’s breath-taking splendour rivalled that of Amaravathi, the city of the gods.

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As he silently touched down in an enemy nation, the unconquerable Vanara hero did not even sigh. Hanuman walked through emerald green meadows, fragrant groves, and wooded hillside to reach the northern gate of the city, surprised at himself for having accomplished an almost impossible feat, without precedent, so effortlessly. Beautiful mansions and magnificent palaces that rose into the sky were everywhere, just like Indra’s Amaravathi, which was perched on the top of Trikoota. Hanuman was enthralled by the evocative grandeur of its mansions, thoroughfares, and gardens as he observed its glory. His eyes feasted on brilliant blooms and fruit that was in the process of gleaning as he made his way to the city’s northern gate, which was surrounded by enticing aromas. Rakshasas with vicious guards and terrible weapons prowled around that metropolis suited for gods, possibly terrified of Rama’s arrows! Kubera’s former home, Lanka, which Visvakarma constructed and which he could no longer access, was now the invincible, impervious fortress of Ravana, ruler of the rakshasas. Hanuman was terrified by what he saw and unsure of what Rama and Lakshmana, while being powerful and brave, could ever achieve if they ever made it to Lanka! Lanka was well-protected, encircled by the sea, appearing to be floating in the sky, and safe in the arms of tall mountains. That heavenly magnificent metropolis was impregnable even to the gods thanks to golden ramparts, bottomless moats, and ruthless demon guards that warded off all evil. Hanuman felt confused. The rakshasas appeared to be impossible to defeat. He was aware that his attempts to make peace with them would be thwarted by their brutality, their wealth would prevent him from wooing them with presents, and their haughty strength would prevent him from defeating them. Hanuman went to check to see if Sita was still alive after waking up from his depressing daydream. He was dedicated to his goal with not just dedication but also reverence, and he wanted to do it as quietly and discretely as he could. Because the guards, who were holding ready bows in their eager hands, didn’t appear to miss even the breeze. Hanuman wondered, “How will I escape the ceaseless vigil of evil eyes. Hanuman awaited the darkness of the night by shrinking his enormous bulk to that of a little kitten. Soon, the Sun faded into Lanka’s hypnotic splendour as well as the gloomy shadows of night and the orange glow of the western horizon. The seven and eight story homes there were immaculately white and decorated with diamonds of every colour, rising on gold and silver pillars that rose higher and higher. Hanuman was astounded by the rakshasas’ wealth and charmed by its extravagant presentations. The fierce rakshasas made him shudder, but he swiftly overcame it by assuring himself, “I, who have come to see Sita, shall certainly meet her!” The moon rose, casting its light on the ground below as though to comfort and help him.

Hanuman scaled its walls after being reminded of the rule against entering an enemy country through its borders. And because his goal was to injure Ravana and help Sugriva, he entered the rakshasa realm with his left foot first—a negative omen that is meant to bring misfortune to the monarch! The beauty of Lanka, surrounded by the sea and supported by the winds, was breathtaking. Hanuman was enthralled by the endless expanse of the natural beauty, as well as the man-made houses, forests, and gardens. Pearls were strewn across thoroughfares that had been sprayed with sandal-scented water. Women roamed the streets of that city, which was filled with nonstop music and laughter, filling them with the jingle of their jewellery and the swishing of their silks. Voices singing the Vedic chant competed with them, while others sung Ravana’s praises. Hanuman was pleased with himself for being in the demons’ kingdom, which was untouchable and inaccessible to the gods. He was eager to see Sita soon. Men and women of unmatched beauty, who were also pure, clever, and intellectual, strolled about in that atmosphere of unparalleled elegance. Women who had skin that gleamed like molten gold and eyes as black as the stars were gorgeous! While the audacious sang and danced carelessly and without inhibition, some of them, the shy ones, hid in the arms of their male companions, while others sat on terraces with their friends! Men were fighting among themselves in drunken brawls while insulting and abusing one another. Lanka also had its fair share of honourable, learned, intelligent, and devout men who were highly respected. Hanuman witnessed the perverse, ugly, and deformed, whose perverse spirits matched their disfigured bodies! Others wore nothing, while others donned skins. The ghastly legions were armed with clubs, maces with flashing blades, and more. They come in a variety of forms, sizes, and colours. There were those who were tall, short, dark, and fair. Others had hair all over, while others had clean-shaven faces or matted hair. There were rakshasas with just one eye, long ears that hung to their knees, pendulous stomachs and breasts, and fearsomely protruding teeth. The gorgeous, the clever, and the lively mixed with the hunchbacked, ugly, morbid, and handsome to add awe and diversity to the city of Lanka. Hanuman entered the splendour of the abode of Ravana, the lord of the rakshasas, immediately after taking in the numerous glories of the rakshasa fortress, which was encircled by tall fortifications and immaculate white lotuses floating in the murky, bottomless waters of its moat. He had finally arrived at the location where he wanted to locate Sita, evading the sharp gaze of vicious guards.

The Pushpaka stood head and shoulders above everything else that glittered and stretched for the sky. Worshipped by the devas and asuras, it soared out of its home on the Trikoota mountain and onto the skies and beyond. It was as white as Mount Kailas. a flying chariot built by Visvakarma for Brahma, who gave it to Kubera as payment for his penance. By virtue of his might and as a representation of his might, Ravana now owned it. That marvel, made of silver, gold, and gems from the earth, appeared to be suspended in the sky. It had windows made of gold, trellises made of ivory, and was covered in pearls from the deep blue seas. The Pushpaka, which was adorned with every imaginable gem, shone with an unceasing brilliance similar to that of the Sun and its ruler Ravana, lord of the Rakshasas. As well as carved pillars and stairs leading up to its many floors, the vast expanse of riches featured crystal floors that were embellished with gems. An exquisite carpet that matched the texture of the earth covered the floor, and animal-shaped chandeliers made of gold, silver, and precious stones hung from the roof. Those that were made to resemble birds appeared to flutter as they softly swung in response to drifting winds. Hanuman walked through the several chambers of the Pushpaka, each more opulent and fair than the last, and each including sporting arenas, art galleries, and paintings showcasing the various wonders of nature. Hanuman breathed in the fragrances of food and wine, which seemed to pull him to where Ravana was like an old friend. Hanuman was completely enthralled with the creation known as Pushpaka and reasoned, “This must be the dwelling place of the gods. How much bigger will Ravana’s castle get if this is already this enormous? Beyond all of that wonder and amazement, however, lingered the melancholy of not having yet met Rama’s worshipful spouse, who in turn worshipped her master after being seduced by his allure and virtue.

Hanuman ascended the jewel-encrusted steps of the multi-story Pushpaka, whose glitz was heightened by its lighting and the brilliant presence of Ravana, in search of Sita, the lotus-eyed woman from Videha. Ravana’s dwelling was so radiant that even Indra and Kubera’s magnificence seemed little next to it. The captivated Vanara mused, “This must be heaven. Or is it Brahma’s residence? Could this be the Amaravathi of Indra? The air was filled with heavenly scents and enticing food and drink odours. Hanuman had the impression that Ravana was the source of such odours since he resembled Vayu in every way. The numerous women of Ravana slept out in the inner rooms amid the aroma of exotic flowers, colognes, incense, and sandal. They were numerous and came from many different worlds. They were all maidens from the most reverent of houses, and they chose to be in Lanka rather than being forced to. None were there against their will, with the exception of Sita. They were just there for Ravana because they were enamoured with him and mesmerised by his attractive appearance. They were ladies who any husband would want and treasure as his wife because they were lovely, devoted, and submissive. They may have fooled many bees throughout the day because of their brilliant appearance—like stars that have descended to earth—and their charm—like full-blown lotuses. Even though it was still just a little after midnight, a thousand women were sprawled out on the softest carpets, appearing to have fallen down from pure fatigue and drunkenness. The revellers were laid out in a heap like petals after the celebration. Closed eyes were framed by thick, black lashes, and petal-soft pink lips concealed beautiful white teeth. Broken girdles, broken anklets, and broken pearls were silent witnesses to an uncontrolled exuberance. Those heavenly attractive women were sprawled down so carelessly that their clothing, jewellery, and limbs were entangled and their vermilion was smeared. Some people were scarcely clothed, while others were just partially covered! But everyone had fallen victim to the contented and joyful people’s slumber. Because Ravana could have been sleeping, the golden lamps appeared to be fixedly gazing onto those lovely ladies in that realm oblivious to all else beyond its borders. Hanuman, who was dejected and enraged because Sita was still missing, said, “How could Ravana ever perpetrate the atrocity of stealing Sita, pure and chaste, spouse of Rama? Giving her back to Rama would be fortunate for him, while stealing all of Ravana’s wives would be fortunate for Sugriva! My life’s work would be over if I could just see Sita as I am seeing the women of Ravana.

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Hanuman’s happiness at the thought that Mandodari was for Sita was fleeting. When he refused to accept that Sita away from Rama would not eat, drink, or sleep, much alone be near a man, even if he were Indra, it vanished more quickly than it had seized hold of him. Hanuman so resumed his quest as Ravana and his wives fell asleep due to wine intoxication and the exhaustion of song and dancing. He moved silently through each hallway, room, and corridor while eager eyes followed them. He entered the dining hall secretly and discovered that the rakshasa lord’s mansion was luxurious to the max! Meats of every variety were placed inside of gold and silver cups. Some were pickled, and some were fresh. In addition to roasted birds like the peacock, dove, and fowl, there was pork, venison, boar, buffalo, and rhino. Fruits of various kinds were displayed in gilded bowls, and their perfume permeated the opulent hallways that shone in the light of brilliant lamps. In crystal, gold, and silver pitchers, sugar, honey, fruit, and flower syrups were used to flavour the wines and liqueurs. While fresh flowers housed in crystal and gold containers mixed with the fragrance of spicy dishes. Exotic carpets supported gem-encrusted chairs, and on the carpets were empty wine jars and goblets that appeared to be taking ownership of the seeming drunken chaos. Men’s and women’s bodies were splayed everywhere with the utmost recklessness, the victims of heady euphoria brought on by the most unusual wines. Uninvited and without warning, Hanuman stepped over corpses, goblets, and shattered jewellery as he proceeded. He felt a sense of remorse strike him. “Is this not a violation of righteousness to shop so wantonly at these women?” he wondered himself. Even though he had not discovered what he had gone looking for, he felt as though he had seen a lot of things that he would have rather not to! He instantly told himself to calm himself down after quivering at the concept. “Aside from among other ladies, where else would I search for Sita? I can’t possibly search through a herd of deer for her! And I have regarded each of them with calmness and purity of heart.

The most beautiful of them all and Rama’s consort, the daughter of Janaka, who was not conceived in a human womb but rather of the earth, would never have catered to a rakshasa’s animal instincts! Hanuman was torn between the uncertainty of returning to Kishkinda without hearing about Sita and the doubt of whether he should tell Rama or keep it a secret. He also feared that such news would leave a great deal of suffering in Kishkinda’s aftermath, as well as a great number of fatalities. Hanuman was aware that Rama would be the first to perish because he couldn’t handle the heartbreaking news. Will Rama survive after learning about Sita, who is his very life, even for a moment? Hanuman is worried. The queen moms would never survive such a calamity, and Lakshmana, Bharata, and Satrughna would follow suit. Hanuman’s imaginative remarks did not end there; he continued, “Will Tara and Ruma survive without Rama after he is gone?” When his parents die, will Angada live? The Vanaras, who are mourning the loss of their monarch, will no longer play and have fun but will instead take their own deaths by jumping off cliffs, jumping into fires, or falling into their unholstered weapons. Perhaps I ought to remain here until I pass away so that Rama, Lakshmana, and the monkeys can continue to live in hope. Hanuman swore as a sudden sense of defiance overcame him as his mind, skewered by his morbid ideas, wavered between hope and hopelessness. “Sita and Rama will be united because only the living can attain auspiciousness. Therefore, I will live.” Should I kill Ravana or should I bring him to Rama like a sacrificial cow? While excited to meet Sita, he cringed at the notion of seeing her degraded and imprisoned by the rakshasa king. “In what state would I find her?” he wondered as he crept softly into the Asoka grove.

Hanuman feasted his eyes on the breathtakingly lovely scene as he was concealed in the Simsapa’s branches. No fruit or bloom could be missed in the magnificent grove, which was teeming with every known bird, shrub, tree, and creeper, regardless of the season. The beauty of it all appeared to meander on and on, as far as the eye could perceive, with lovely scents permeating the air indefinitely.

Its splendour was difficult to see since every pillar, post, and dome was adorned with gold seats, coral stairs, and diamonds of every colour. Hanuman was gazing in awe as Sita’s magnificent form suddenly materialised in that light. She is the consort of Rama, for whom he crossed the ocean, yearned, and for whom Ravana put his life in danger. He recognised her since he had witnessed the evil rakshasa kidnapping her. Her dark hair, which looked like a black serpent and flowed down her back in a single braid, was untidy and malnourished. She had a tear-stained face, and her bright beauty was hidden by grief in the same way that smoke hides a fire. Sita seemed like a timid deer that has wandered into the path of a band of ravenous wolves because the rough floor couched her tiny frame and her startled eyes revealed terror. Sita sat with her head bowed and her heart sorrowful, yet with a strength that came from her chastity and purity. The gentle, ethereal glow of her beauty, which was hidden behind a veil of emotional and physical suffering, persisted despite the turbulence that raged within her. Hanuman recognised Sita’s jewels mentioned by Rama, dispelling any remaining uncertainty about her identity. They were attached to the limbs of a neighbouring tree, not on her person. Rama considered Sita to be his better half, his love, and his whole existence, therefore he immediately said, “This is definitely Sita.” “Only her incomparable beauty can rival Rama’s, and despite being apart, they continue to exist because they share one other’s hearts.” Sita continues to exist because Rama, who has the freedom to do so, resists the temptation. Rama resists the temptation because Sita is a woman and cannot cast away her body. How unbearable the pain of having to live without his loving consort must be, how immense must be his suffering. Rama, who has already overcome many challenges, has now done the unthinkable by enduring without Sita.

Hanuman’s broken heart extolled Rama and Sita for their unfathomable virtues, and as he gazed upon Sita, tears welled up in his eyes. He observed her attempting to weather the storm of her problems. She was loved by Rama, revered by Lakshmana, and bound by an unavoidable fate. The virginal daughter of Janaka, she was as lovely as the goddess Lakshmi and glowed like molten gold. She focused on Rama, who was far away, and was assured that one day he would come to her aid. Sita avoided gazing at them because of their ugly eyes and wicked actions when she was robbed of her pleasure and held captive by her demon guard. If the Janasthana floor was stained with the blood of 14,000 rakshasas, if Viradha and other wicked figures were slaughtered, if Vali died—all because of Rama—then how can Sita suffer this sorrow? For the benefit of his lotus-eyed consort, he did so. Rama would be right even if he destroyed the entire planet and all of its oceans and universes. How much greater will Rama’s suffering be when I, who am only a mediator, be able to feel such sorrow over the predicament of this lovely lady? Hanuman sat somberly among the Simsapa’s lush vegetation, certain that the person he was seeing was Sita.

During the dark hours of predawn, from his cover in the boughs Hanuman heard the recitation of the Vedas by the Brahmins amid the rakshasas. Soon one more day dawned on the island kingdom of Lanka and at the palace woke up its monarch to of noises music. Ravana’s recollections of Sita began to rise as soon as he awoke from his nap. And Ravana, who was unable to restrain the impious passion that consumed his soul, soared on the wings of those recollections. His clothing, jewellery, and garlands were all a mess. Although he had consumed alcohol earlier in the evening, his mind was still foggy, and he was still unaware of social conventions due to his intense infatuation. Following their master were several stunning ladies carrying fans, umbrellas, torches, water pitchers, and scented candles. Following him were the equally disorganised wives of Ravana. They arrived in Ravana’s wake with shaky steps, red eyes from lack of sleep, and sluggish from a night of revelry. Their foreheads were covered in sweat beads and their loose hair was shedding flowers, but Ravana continued to walk as he always had. Hanuman observed the entrance of Ravana whose might and might were unfathomable. He watched the brilliant jewel-encrusted shape arrive with a haughty step and wandering crimson eyes. His haphazardly draped scarf, white as the froth of the sea, trailed behind him, a sign of his frustration and hurry. Hanuman climbed down to have a better look at Ravana because he was mesmerised by his brilliance and might, but he immediately fled back because he was terrified by his intense light. From his secure vantage point, he saw Ravana approach Sita, eager to admire the Ayodhyan beauty’s dark lotus eyes, delicate lips, slim waist, and generous hips.

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Ravana continued to plead with Sita, “Why do you hide your body from me Sita? ” even as she sat huddled and despondent. Your eyes are lovely, and your limbs are lovely. You, who bring me so much delight and are my life’s love, have nothing to fear from me or anybody else on earth, whether they be a man or a rakshasa. “Rakshasas are allowed to kidnap women forcibly and engage in sexual relations with the spouses of other males. I, Ravana, will not touch you without your will, despite the fact that our species accepts such actions as honourable rather than condemning them. But save me from my desire’s horrors. You being the jewel among women do not have to go without jewellery. You are not destined for vigils and fasts. You are not the single braid, these filthy clothing, or the person who sleeps on the floor. You ought to be celebrating with me, indulging in the finest cuisine and wines, anointed with costly ointments, attired in splendour, and encrusted with celestial jewellery. Rama would never be able to match my strength or penance. Accept me, and you will have access to everything lovely. In addition to my realm, my goods, and my wealth, I also place myself at your feet—a being that not even the gods can confront. I have repeatedly violated their royal standards in a variety of domains. Imagine the strength, grandeur, and power I will possess when I rule the world and give Janaka everything for your benefit. What do you perceive in Rama, a savage who prowls the jungles? He lives a life of asceticism, wearing bark and sleeping on the unforgiving forest floor because he lacks wealth and success. He may not even be alive, I think. The best and most attractive women on earth number in the thousands and will serve as your wives. Come, you chosen queen and my love! Sita, you won’t ever see Rama again, and he won’t be able to get you away from me, Ravana said. Youth is ephemeral and, like flowing streams, it never truly returns. You are the most attractive person in the planet. My eyes fix on every part of your body that they see and won’t let go. Brahma may have run out of energy after creating you to such a faultless standard. Even the creator would find it difficult to stop staring at your mesmerising beauty. Make me your master and enjoy them all. I am as wealthy as Kubera and have conquered countless worlds. Forget Rama, who would never be able to match me in grandeur, penance, or strength. Janaki, come be mine! The planet and all of its treasures are yours to have. Drink, eat, and have fun. Let’s celebrate on the golden seashores and in the lush green woods!

Sita put a blade of grass between them because she thought it was inappropriate to speak to Ravana directly because she was pale with fright and heartbroken by his comments. “Remember me, Ravana,” “Go back to your wives,” she commanded. If you want me, you’re a sinner who wants heaven. It won’t take place. Will I ever defile myself with dishonourable deeds that the world will condemn because I was born into a noble race and married into another noble one, famed for my purity? Sita continued to reprimand Ravana as she turned away and sat with her back to him, saying, “Be noble, Ravana! Never veer off course. Adopt a moral course of action. Why don’t you think similarly about the spouses of other men if you want your wives to be virginal? Rakshasa, stop your illegitimate love! Consider your response and consider how other guys might respond if they had relations with your wife. When a man is unhappy with his wife and feels deceived by his senses, he will quickly lose both his fortune and his life. Are there none in Lanka who can advise you well? Or do you blatantly seem humble when you actually have no intention of ever listening to them? You may be ignoring their advice as a precursor to eradicating the whole rakshasa race. The wealthiest of kingdoms may collapse under the rule of an evil and foolish ruler, and Lanka will do the same because of you! Because of your lack of forethought, you will perish, and the inhabitants of the planet will exult in your demise. I’m not tempted by riches or power. I cannot be separated from Rama, just as light cannot be divided from the Sun. How can I even consider you, who are a nobody, after I have embraced Rama, the master of the universe? “Ravana! If you want to live, join me with Rama. Stop being hostile toward him; he is a noble man. Rama, who is renowned for possessing all knowledge, would pardon you and release you. He is also eternally kind to everyone who seek shelter in him. I’ll also beg for you. Your hubris may have led you to believe that Indra’s Vajra will spare you and that Yama will have to wait an eternity to hang you, but Rama will never permit someone as evil as you to survive. Soon, Lanka will be filled with the arrows of Rama and Lakshmana, and in that raging flood, Lanka will perish. Because you couldn’t stop the bloodshed in Janasthana, you turned to stealth and kidnapped me. You would have run away like a dog running from tigers if you had even caught a whiff of Rama’s presence. Rama will wipe you off the face of the planet in the same way as the sun’s glaring rays evaporate a puddle. Time is running out, which is bad news for you. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be torturing me so badly! You cannot escape Rama’s inevitable arrows in the same way that a tree cannot escape the approaching lightning.

Complete Ramayan is Listed Below (Major Incidents)

Ramayan Part 1 Ramayan Part 14
Ramayan Part 2 Ramayan Part 15
Ramayan Part 3 Ramayan Part 16
Ramayan Part 4 Ramayan Part 17
Ramayan Part 5 Ramayan Part 18
Ramayan Part 6 Ramayan Part 19
Ramayan Part 7 Ramayan Part 20
Ramayan Part 8 Ramayan Part 21
Ramayan Part 9 Ramayan Part 22
Ramayan Part 10 Ramayan Part 23
Ramayan Part 11 Ramayan Part 24
Ramayan Part 12 Ramayan Part 25
Ramayan Part 13

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