Rama accompanied by Sita and Lakshmana reached Aranya
After sending Rama to forest, king
Dasaratha ,stuck by grief died.
Bharatha was not in Ayodhaya ,
then . He came back to Ayodhya
and learnt what had happened .
He was angry with his mother
Kaikeyi and he went to Aranya
to bring back Rama to
be the king of Ayodhya.
He begged forgiveness for his
mother's act and asked Rama to
But Rama refused , saying that he
has to keep up his word and asked
him to go back and rule Ayodhya.
Though Bharatha was not happy
with this, he had to obey his elder brother.
So, deciding to go back, he said ,"
Brother, I shall go back and rule ,
but only as your representative. Please give your PATHUKAS (sandals) ,so that I shall keep that on the throne and rule as your representative."
At this Rama readily obliged and sent Bharatha back to Ayodhya.
Then, Rama, Sita and Lakshmana
travelled southwards and reached the
They built cottages and lived .
One day a rakshasha woman Surpanaka saw them.
On seeing Rama she asked him to
marry her. But Rama refused saying
he is already married to Sita.
Surpanaka then started forcing
Lakshmana to marry her. Lakshmana
lost his temper and at one point he
cut off her nose .
With the bleeding nose , she went to Lanka and complained to her brother
the Rakshasha king Ravana .
Ravana ruled Lanka.
On seeing her sister's anguish, the
angry Ravana decided to kidnap
Sita. For this he sought the help
of his friend Mareecha.
What did Mareecha do ?...........
I shall come back and tell......