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When Mandodari came to know that Shri Rama has arrived with his entire sena (army) at Lanka. She was very frightened. She went toRavana and described Rama’s might. She tried to convince Ravana to give Sita upto Rama and seek refuge with Rama. He would definitely forgive you and grant you fearlessness from his fury. Ravana exclaimed, “You are perhaps not aware of my prowess. I had lifted the entire Kailash Parvat (mountain called Kailash). All gods and digpals are at my mercy. Rama is anyway weakened at being parted from his wife. Men and monkeys are our food. How can we be frightened of them?” Mandodari was thus silenced.

At nights Ravana sent his spies Shuk and Saran to the camp of Rama to assess the number and strength of the enemy.

Both the spies took the form of monkeys and entered Rama’s camp in the evening. But the alert vanaras (monkeys) recognized them and captured them and threatened to cut off their ears and noses. The spies quickly burst out, “Whoever tries to cut off our nose and ears, may the name of Rama restrain them from doing so.” The monkeys took the two spies to Rama. They give themselves up to Rama so he forgives them and lets them go. Rama then climbed on a hill and surveyed Lanka that lies before them.

It was evening and Ravana was relaxing in his pleasure place engrossed in entertainment. Sugreeva got agitated and leaped to stand before Ravana. He wrestled with Ravana, gives him a show of his strength and returned to Rama. Shri Rama explained to him that one should not act unthinkingly.

Ravana planned out his battle strategy. Rama too was engrossed in arranging his troops for the fight ahead.

Rama consulted with his ministers. As the protocol of warfare demanded, they sent Angad as an envoy to warnRavana in his court.

It was evening and Ravana was relaxing in his pleasure place engrossed in entertainment. Sugreeva got agitated and leaped to stand before Ravana. He wrestled with Ravana, gives him a show of his strength and returned to Rama. Shri Rama explained to him that one should not act unthinkingly.

Ravana planned out his battle strategy. Rama too was engrossed in arranging his troops for the fight ahead.

Rama consulted with his ministers. As the protocol of warfare demanded, they sent Angad as an envoy to warn Ravana in his court.

Mandodari Warns Ravana, Ramayana – The Epic Story

Posted by:Maharishi Valmiki

Valmiki (Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि, Vālmīki) is celebrated as the harbinger-poet in Sanskrit literature. The epic Ramayana, dated variously from 5th century BCE to first century BCE, is attributed to him, based on the attribution in the text itself. He is revered as Ādi Kavi, the first poet, author of Ramayana, the first epic poem.

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