The great Hindi Ramayana is an Epic Legend of great dharma. A story of the God Vishnu, protector of the worlds, and Goddess Lakshmi came to save the world from Ravana, the ten-headed and twenty-armed daemon. Rama (Vishnu) is a son of duty and loyalty to his father’s words, regardless of the consequences, his dharma. Lakshmi the loyal wife of Vishnu raped by Ravana in another life and cursed Ravana. Now Lakshmi returns as Sita for her revenge. Evil Ravana, the ten-headed twenty-armed daemon, as Emperor of Lanka should protect the three worlds only conquers them and takes women as his possessions
Ramayana has been orally told for centuries. The classic version wrote 2500 years ago by Poet Valmiki in 25,000 verses and took 9 hours to recite. In an over-over-simplified version, I have shortened, modified, and re-image this epic to tell from the point of view of Sita
Lakshmi the loyal wife of Vishnu raped by Ravana, the ten-headed twenty-armed daemon, in another life. cursed Ravana. Now Lakshmi returns as Sita the wife of Rama for her revenge. Evil Daemon Ravana as Emperor of Lanka should protect the three worlds only conquers them and takes women as his possessions. Rama (Vishnu) is an earthly son of duty and loyalty to his father’s words, regardless of the consequences, dharma. Because of gossip about Daemon Ravana and Sita in the court abandons Sita, his loyal and faithful wife, to an ashram.
Ravana, the ten-headed twenty-armed daemon, his generals, and son Meghanada attacked the Heavenly Palace housing the poets, musicians, singers, and dancers and where the golden Ganges began. The gods watched from their heavenly positions, the earthly gods came from their temples, and the demons watched from the underworlds. The creator of the worlds, God Brahma in meditation to keep time alive stood, The protector of the worlds, God Vishnu, woke from his dream, The destroyer of the worlds, God Shiva stepped down from meditate and watched.
Anger drove Indra. On his white three-headed elephant, Airavata, he flew to God Brahma, who sat on the lotus flower waiting. “Brahma, how could you allow such at thing?”
To conquer Ravana, Lakshmi comes to the earth born in a furrow by the Earth Mother to King Janaka of Videha as an earthly woman, Sita. God Vishnu comes to earth in the form of early man, Rama.
Rama wins the hand of Sita by breaking a huge bow given by Shiva. None of the other suitors could lift the lid of the chest, let alone lift the bow and pull the string. Sita agrees to marry Rama and Sita sister marries Rama’s brother Lakshman.
The great Hindi Ramayana is a story of dharma of a son’s, Rama’s, duty and loyalty to father’s words, regardless of the consequences. And a loyal faithful, now banished from the Koshala Kingdom for fourteens years and now Sita abducted by the ten-headed twenty-eyed Daemon Ravana for revenge of killing Rakshasas.
Rama’s duty to his father’s words, regardless of the consequences with loyal faithful wife, Sita, and brother Lakshman banished from the Koshala Kingdom for fourteens years. Then Sita abducted by the ten-headed twenty-eyed daemon Ravana for revenge against Rama and Lakshman for killing the Rakshasas.
Each time we visited, Trijata brought me a gift of fruits, perfumes, or fresh vegetables. I finally asked the question, “Where did Ravana come from, and why the ten-heads and twenty-arms?” Trijata said, “This is a long family history from God Brahma, I will tell the best I can.”
“Rama’s ring!” A white haired, red faced, brown, yellow-eyed, a monkey with golden earrings jumped from the tree and smiled at me. “Faithful Sita. I am Hanuman, son of the Wind. Rama befriended me; I wear the prophesied earrings of helping Rama.”
Sita smiles, “Hanuman, friend Rama’s. Tell me what you know. I am hungry for news.”
After Hanuman finds Sita on Lanka, he burns the city with his tail, then he jumps back to tell Rama. The Monkey King Sugriva, the Bears, and the Lions build a bridge of stones and logs across the sea to the Palace of the Deamon Ravana, who brags that these are mere men and animals and can’t harm him. He is Rakshasa Emperor and can not be killed. He tells Sita that in four days he plans to kill her. Ravana shows Sita the head of Rama. Her Rakshasa friend, Trijata, said the head was an allusion. As a wasp, Trijata will find out and tell Sita what happens. Her husband, the youngest brother of Ravana, Vibhishana, is vanished from the court because he told Ravana to give Sita back. He helps Rama, Lakshman, and Hanuman with the battles.
Rama and Lakshman, with Hanuman, the monkey, the bears, and the lion are on Lanka and ready for the battles with the Daemon Ravana, while Sita waits in the Asoko tree.
Many battles later with many Rakshasas, brother Kumbhakarma, son Indrajet, and now Daemon Ravana, whose obsessed to own a woman, were dead. Sita freed, and for Rama, Angi, the Fire God, proved that Sita was the pure, faithful, loyal wife as always.
Rama, Rama, preserver of the worlds,
Loyal Sita served you with her heart.