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Brahma and Indra with all the Devas came to thank Rama for killing Ravana and sang praises of Rama’s greatness. From the heaven, Dashratha came and greeted him to say that with my mind clouded by the mortal Maya, he treated him like a son but now that his earthly ties are all cut, he wants his prime blessings and paramapad (highest status in the spiritual sense). Rama respected his father’s feelings and grants him the highest status.

Rama now told Vibheeshan that there was just one more day remaining in their forteen years of exile. If I do not reach Ayodhya in time, Bharat has threatened to end his life. So please arrange for the Pushpak Vimana (flying chariot) at once. Shri Rama asked Vibheeshan, Sugreeva, Hanuman, Jambvant, Angad and the entire army to board the aerial chariot and then he climbed on, with Lakshman and Sita.

On the way he showed Sita, from the sky, the location of the Rishyamukha Mountain, Dandakavan, and other spots and they reached the ashram of Bhardwaj Rishi. He then met Nishadraj Guha at Shrngaverapura. There Sita performed a prayer ceremony to Ganga. Hanuman flew ahead to Ayodhya to inform about their arrival. Bharat was waiting impatiently for Rama’s arrival. Just then the Pushpak Viman reached Nandigram. Rama bowed to Guru Vashishtha first and touched his feet. Then he greeted the three mothers with respect and affection. Then he embraced Bharat and Shatrughna. Bharat returns Rama’s charanpaduka (sandals) to him. Now using his yogic powers, Rama assumed multiple forms so that he could greet all the people who had gathered to welcome him. For Kaikeyi, he had a special respectful greeting and she blessed him. With great pomp, pageant and fanfare the coronation of Shri Rama was celebrated in Ayodhya. The rule of Rama or Rama Rajya brought about peace, prosperity and happiness not only in Ayodhya but also over the entire earth.

Ram Returns to Ayodhya, 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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