Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Rama Lakshmana Sitabhi: Raja Dasarathena Cha|
Sa Bharyanam Sa Rashtrena Yath Praptham Thathra Thathwatha: ||
Hasitham Bhashitham Cha Eva Gadhyaryath Cha Cheshtitham |
Thatha Sarvam Dharmam Veeryan Yayavath Samprapashyathi ||
Thatha: Pashyathi Dharmathma Thatha Sarvam Yogamasthiyath: |
Pura Yath Thathra Nivrutham Panav Amlakam Yatha ||
Janma Ramasya Sumahad Veeryam Savarnukoolatham |
Lokasya Priyatham Kshanthim Souryatham Sathya Sheelatham ||
The illustrious Sage Valmiki after listening to the glorious life of Rama from Narada, which was full of virtues and propitious about Rama compelled Sage to conduct rigorous search for the information regarding the legend of Rama. He sat looking eastward on the sacred Dharbha grass, underwent meditation with the hands folded and Yogic powers carried out a comprehensive search of the myth Ramayan. Sage Valmiki witnessed a conspicuous picture of Lord Rama, Lakshman, Sita, King Dasaratha and all his wives engaged in the conversation and the entire happenings in Ayodhya, with the power of Yogic insightfulness and the consent of Lord Brahma. Also visualized Rama, Sita along with Lakshman trekking on the woodlands, likewise Sage Valmiki witnessed the entire happenings in their life like an Amla/Gooseberry on his palm. The highly intellectual sage Valmiki with his Yogic powers pioneered the legend of Ramayana, the story of Rama provider of Happiness to all worlds, was highly pleasing and propitious which describes the earthly pleasures, prosperity, auspiciousness and righteousness. The illustrious saint Valmiki began the composition of the great epic of Lord Rama, legatee of Raghu dynasty as narrated by Maharishi Narada. Sage Valmiki narrated the birth of Lord Rama as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, His courage, gracefulness, universal geniality, perseverance, civility and honesty, also the mirthful stories includes the guidance of Sage Vishwamitra for breaking of the divine bow/ Shivadhanuss, eventually the celestial marriage of the divine couple Rama with Janaki, Rama’s victory over Parasurama, preparation for Rama’s coronation ceremony and Kaikey’s vicious intention, Rama’s exile from the Kingdom of Ayodhya, ultimately Dasaratha’s demise due to the grief of separation from dearest son, anguish of the subjects of Ayodha, Rama’s association with the tribal chief Guha. Sumantra, the charioteer’s return to the Kingdom of Ayodhya after leaving Rama, Lakshman and Sita on the river banks of Ganga. Rama’s meeting with Sage Bharadhwaja and following the instructions of Sage, proceeding to Chitrakooda and construction of hermitage in the middle of woodland. Bharatha’s arrival in Chitrakooda with an intention to take back Rama to Ayodhya but Rama strictly opposes the idea. Rama understands the demise of his father and performing final homage to his father. Bharatha receiving Rama’s sandals and instate the same as the monarch, Bharatha settles in Nandigrama and ruling the Kingdom as a representative of Rama. Rama proceeding to Dandakaranya, vanquished the demon Viradha. Rama visited the hermitage of Sage Sharabhanga and Sutheekshana. Rama visited the hermitage of Sage Athri and Anasuya, the chaste wife of Sage Athri offers aromatic oil to Sita to keep her elegant as always in extreme climatic conditions. Rama visits the hermitage of Sage Agastya and receiving a powerful bow from the Sage. Rama disfigured Shoorpanakha, sister of the demon King Ravana. Rama beheaded the demon Khara and Trishira and it upsurge the rage of Ravana, eventually the abduction of Vaidhehi. Rama’s miserable state at the separation from Sita, Rama’s meeting with the eagle King Jatayu, Rama’s encounter with the demon Kabandha at the lake of Pampa, visit to the ascetic Shabari, Rama’s meeting with Hanuman at Mount Rishyamukh, association with Sugriva and elimination of Vali, eventually coronation of Sugriva as the King of Kishkindha and Tara as the empress of the Kingdom. Raghava’s fuming with rage due to the delay in search of Vaidhehi, consequently forgathering of monkey warriors by Sugriva and description of topography to them. Rama provides his ring to Hanuman as a mark of recognition for Sita. Hanuman and the warriors get stranded in a cave, meeting with Sampathi, brother of Jatayu who directs the monkey warriors to Lanka where Sita was held as captive. Hanuman ascends the colossal mountain Mahendragiri to leap over the vast ocean. Mount Mainaka approaches Hanuman with a request to accept his hospitality that was gracefully denied. Hanuman won the battle against Surasa and Simhika. Hanuman enters the city of Lanka in the hours of night, wandering through the palace, places of entertainment and majestic chamber of Ravana. Hanuman witnesses Ravana, grand flower chariot/Pushpaka Vimanam, eventually met Sita in Ashoka Vatika. The cruelties of hideous demons compelling Sita to marry Ravana, Trijada’s dream, Anjaneya presents the Ring of Lord Rama. Hanuman starts destroying the pleasure garden and various places in the palace after receiving the precious ornament worn on hair/Choodamani from Sita. Finally, Hanuman was captured by Indrajit, valorous son of Ravana was detained and punished, and Hanuman with the blaze on his tale destroys the entire city of Lank into ashes and returns to Mahendragiri. On their way back, the warriors of monkeys treat themselves with abundance of honey from Madhuvanam. Hanuman met Rama and presented him with the jewel Choodamani. Rama meet the ocean King, at the divine instruction Nala constructs bridge over the vast ocean. Vibhishana, the younger brother of Ravana banished from Lanka, appears before Rama as a refugee, further he assists the plan for battle against Ravana. Rama won the ferocious battle against Ravana and vanquished the demon Kumbhakarna, Meghanath and Ravana. Sita was safely retrieved from the custody of demons, crowning ceremony of Vibhishana as King of Lanka. Rama, Lakshmana, Sita and the entire monkey warriors returns to Ayodhya in Pushpaka Vimanam. Rama meets Sage Bharadhwaja and assigns Hanuman with the task of pass on the message of his arrival to Bharatha at Nandigrama. The coronation ceremony of Rama as the King of Ayodhya and his successful ruling for several years, Sita’s miseries etc…were marvelously described in the great epic of Ramayan by the illustrious Sage Valmiki illustrates the life of Rama on Earth with all the actuality in the upcoming chapters.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!