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Finding Devotees Everywhere

“That very powerful Garuda in the form of Rama will swiftly uproot the great serpents in the form of the Rakshasa kings, just as Vainateya swiftly uproots serpents.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.27-28) rākśasendramahāsarpān sa… Read More ›

Vishnu’s Carrier

“That very powerful Garuda in the form of Rama will swiftly uproot the great serpents in the form of the Rakshasa kings, just as Vainateya swiftly uproots serpents.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.27-28) rākśasendramahāsarpān sa… Read More ›

A Tree Falls In a Forest

“Those arrows, decorated with the feathers of a heron, will strike this city from all sides, sparing no space, and destroy the Rakshasas.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.26-27) rakṣāṃsi parinighnastaḥ puryāmasyāṃ samantataḥ || asampātaṃ kariṣyanti… Read More ›

Sparing No Space

“Those arrows, decorated with the feathers of a heron, will strike this city from all sides, sparing no space, and destroy the Rakshasas.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.26-27) rakṣāṃsi parinighnastaḥ puryāmasyāṃ samantataḥ || asampātaṃ kariṣyanti… Read More ›

A Collector’s Item

“Soon will be falling here well-jointed arrows that are swift, blazing like serpents, and bearing the names of Rama and Lakshmana.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.25-26) iha śīgraṃ suparvāṇo jvalitāsya ivoragāḥ || iṣavo nipatiṣyanti rāmalakṣmaṇalakṣaṇāḥ… Read More ›

Hearing God

“You will hear the twang of Rama’s bow, which is a loud sound resembling the resounding vibration of the thunderbolt thrown by Indra of one hundred sacrifices.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.24-25) rāmasya dhanuṣaḥ śabdaṃ… Read More ›

The Best of the Raghus

“You will get all blessings if you act thusly towards Rama, the best of the Raghus. Doing otherwise you will certainly obtain death, O Ravana.” (Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.22-23) evam hi te bhavetsvasti sampradāya raghūttame || anyathā… Read More ›

Karma Forgets

“Do you seek the mercy of this Rama, who is very much affectionate towards the surrendered souls. Always keeping proper attention with me, please do return me to Him.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.21-22) prasādayasva… Read More ›

Rama’s Mercy

“Do you seek the mercy of this Rama, who is very much affectionate towards the surrendered souls. Always keeping proper attention with me, please do return me to Him.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 21.21-22) prasādayasva… Read More ›