Sita above Suspicion – written by V. Suryanarayan (1992)

  1. The aftermath (10/9/2018) - The Devas, Gandharvas and rakshasas, having witnessed the end of Ravana, slain by Sri Rama, returned from the lively but peaceful atmosphere of Lanka to their respective places, relating to another on their return journey, the incidents that culminated in the removal of the rakshasa gaint, which according to many is the climax of Ramayana.... Continue Reading →
  2. Coronation of Vibheeshana (10/9/2018) - One of those who were supremely happy with the auspicious turn of events was Lakshamana, who looked a picture of peace and contentment, besides exuding a rare glow befitting an immediate brother of Sri Rama. In the army barrack, the great ones were together. Rama took the earliest opportunity to tell Lakshmana something which had... Continue Reading →
  3. Hanuman meets Sita (10/9/2018) - As enjoined by Sri Rama, the great son of Vayu. entered the city of Lanka to the reception of the rakshasas. As per directions of Rama and Vibheeshana, he made his way to Ashoka Vana where Sita was staying. He sent a message to her of his arrival, in consonance with the usual practice. As... Continue Reading →
  4. Eight-fold qualities of intellect (10/9/2018) - Sita was so much pleased with Hanuman’s reply that she said he was the only one capable of intelligent and balanced conversation accompanied by the eight –fold qualities of the head, namely: Grahanam dhaaranam chaiva smaranam pratipaadanam Oohaapohaarthavijnaanam tattvajnaanam cha dheegunaaha meaning: Grahanam – absorption; Dhaaranam –installation of absorbed material; Smaranam – memory of installed... Continue Reading →
  5. Legendary bear and tiger (10/13/2018) - Na parah paapamaadatte pareshaam paapakarmaanaam Samayo rakshiihavyastu santashchaaritrabhooshanaaha (Valmiki Ramayana: Yuddha Kaandam, Sarga 103, S1.44) The sloka lays down a sensible observation that a wise one will not take serious note of sinful deed committed by one at the behest of others. The righteous one must therefore safeguard one’s resolutions, vows and righteous conduct at... Continue Reading →
  6. Sri Rama asks Vibheeshana to bring Sita (10/13/2018) - Hanuman, known for his great qualities of the head and knowledgeable in purposeful action, offered his prostration to Sri Rama who had excelled the prowess of expert archers. He said to Sri Rama: “Worshipful one! It would now be very fitting for you to meet Sita in distress as it was for her sake the... Continue Reading →
  7. Vibheeshana meets Sita (10/13/2018) - The moment Vibheeshana saw Sita Devi in Ashoka Vana, he brought his hands together above his head to show his innate reverence to the great dame. “Daughter of the King of Videha!” he said to her with characteristic humility and submission. “Auspicious forebodings to you! Kindly have a bath and with all the royal adornments,... Continue Reading →
  8. Sri Rama’s Dilemma (10/18/2018) - Vibheeshana went ahead to meet Sri Rama only to discover he was still in a state of despondency. He for one was very happy that he had brought Sita Devi to Sri Rama, the very purpose for which a huge battle was fought and won! He offered prostration to Sri Rama and announced the arrival... Continue Reading →

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