Ramayana Analysis

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CHAPTER 3
3.1 A NOTE ON SEVEN KAANDAS We are aware of the roles of Rama, Lakshmana, Sita and Ravana in Ramayana and their contribution to the text. They were the main characters around whom the plot of the story revolves. As Ramayana means the movements of Rama, the plot of the story is divided into parts or ‘kaandas’. These kaandas are namely- Bala Kaanda i.e. origin and childhood of Rama, Ayodhya Kaanda i.e. Rama’s marriage to Sita, his coronation and exile, Aranya Kaanda i.e. forest life of Rama and Sita along with Lakshmana and abduction of Sita, Kishkindha Kaanda i.e. meeting of Rama and Hanuman and the creation of ‘vaanar sena’,Sunder Kaanda i.e. adventures of Hanuman, Yuddha Kaanda i.e.
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He is one of those game changers who changed the entire scenario of war through his efforts. Hanuman, also known as the ‘monkey lord’ is also known to be the eleventh rudra of Lord Shiva. He was sent by Mahadeva in order to aid Rama in his adventures. He was born to Kesari, a vanara king in Sumeru region and to Anjani. He is considered as an ideal devotee of Rama and is known to pierce his chest in order to show his devotion to Rama. He along with his allies, including Angada, Jambvana, Nala and Neela, with the aid of Sampati, elder brother of Jatayu, was successful in locating Sita by crossing the vast ocean and finding her in captive at Asoka Vana. He, after being held and humiliated by Ravana, burnt the whole city of Lanka with his tail. He played a vital role during the war between Rama and Ravana and also played a major role in the recovery of Lakshmana from his state of unconsciousness by bringing Sanjeevani herbs from Himalaya. He is known to exist even today and some evidences have proved his existence in our modern…show more content…
He was against of abduction of Sita and advised Ravana to return Sita to Rama and apologize. Ravana opposed the advice of his younger brother and threw him out calling him a coward. Subsequently he joined Rama’s army and played a vital role in making strategies against Ravana and defeating him. He was the one who knew the secrets of Ravana and his son Meghnadha. Vibhishana had a ‘sattvic’ nature and he was the one who stood beside Hanuman when he was humiliated by Ravana. After the downfall of Ravana, Vibhishana was coroneted as the new king of Lanka; he turned his disciples virtuous and made them follow the path of Dharma. Thus, he was able to establish peace and prosperity in the region what we know today as Sri
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