Ayodhya was ruled by a king called Dasaratha. During his rule people lived happily in the country.
Kousalya, Kaikeyi and Sumithra were his queens.
He had four sons Rama , Lakshmana, Bharatha and Shatrugna.
All the four brothers were affectionate towards each other .
Rama and his brothers respected their parents a lot.
The brothers were good in archery too.
In many archery ordeals the brothers came out victorious.
Let me tell you about Rama's archery skills in another post.........
After some years.......
Rama and his brothers got married .
At a right time , Dasaratha decided to crown his eldest son Rama as the King of Ayodhya.
But , his second queen Kaikeyi wanted Bharatha ( her son and younger to Rama) to be made the King
So, Kaikeyi deciding to make use of two boons now, which the king gave to her earlier ., she asked the king to crown Bharatha(her son and younger brother of Rama) .Also , Rama should go to forest for fourteen years.
The king , though sad had no other go but to keep up his earlier promise.
The king was confused a lot.
Rama came to know about the
queen's wishes and the king's confusion .
Immediately Rama rushed to his father and said, " Iam happy to leave the kingdom . Let my younger brother Bharatha be made the king. I shall go to forest for fourteen years ."
Rama accompanied by Sita and Lakshmana went to Aaranya (forest).
What happened in Aaranya ? .......
Will come back and let you know......
.......... to be continued.