Episode 277 – The war restarts –Angadha and Hanuman kill Vajradamshtra and Jumaali!!!


In the previous episode we had witnessed that Mother Sita prays ardently to all the celestial beings including Lord Shiva and Goddess Paarvathi Devi. So as to answer Mother Sita’s prayers, Garuda who is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu and also the king of eagles comes to the battlefield where Rama and Lakshmana have fainted on the ground! Garuda comes and sucks out all the poison from both of them and thus Rama and Lakshmana are up on their feet again!

As the two brothers get up from the ground, the entire Vaanara camp is up on its feet! Slogans of victory are being heard all around the place! This victorious sound somehow reaches Ravana’s palace. Immediately Ravana wants to know from where is this huge sound coming. The messengers come to Ravana with the news that Rama and Lakshmana have not died! They are up and alive and thus the whole Vanara camp is celebrating! Moreover, they are ready to attack Lanka anytime!

Hearing thus, Ravana is stunned! So is Indrajith! As his father looks on at him, Indrajith is embarrassed and his anger knows no bounds! He wants to take on Rama and Lakshmana immediately! However, Ravana stops him. He wants someone else to go for the war. Whom does he send next? It is going to be “Vajradamshtra” – One of the key army chiefs of Ravana. As Vajradamshtra starts out to the battlefield, a fierce war commences again and there are of dead bodies being thrown apart in every direction. There are heavy losses to both sides! Finally as Vajradamshtra nears the core Vaanara group, Angadha decides to take him head on. A fierce fight between the two commences. Here, Angadha proves too good for Vajradamshtra and at one stage, Angadha attacks him with his powerful “Gadha” (One of the main weapons used in warfare during those times) and Vajradamshtra is heavily wounded! Now Angadha picks him up single-handedly, tosses him up and throws him to the other side of the battlefield! Unable to bear the physical fractures, Vajradamshtra falls on the ground dead!

As Angadha emerges victorious, the entire Vaanara camp stands by him and appreciates him for his valour and courageous act! As the news of Vajradamshtra’s death reaches Ravana, he quickly sends the next person from his court – Jumaali. As Jumaali comes out, a huge army of Raakshasaas accompanies him to the battlefield. The war begins again and as Lord Rama and Lakshmana look on, Hanuman goes forward to tackle Jumaali. Since Hanuman has already visited Lanka before, he knows the strengths and particularly the weaknesses of Jumaali. Thus Hanuman knows where and how to attack him. Hanuman waits for Jumaali to inch closer towards him and as he nears him, Hanuman uses his immense and invincible strength to neutralize Jumaali and throws him to death! Unable to withstand the strength of the invincible Hanuman, Jumaali too loses his life!

As yet another Raakshasa loses his life Indrajith cannot stand this anymore. He looks up at his father and requests for another chance to prove his worth. However, Ravana is still not ready to send Indrajith to the battlefield. He now wants his brother Kumbakarna to be woken up!

According to Ravana’s instruction, a huge number of people march towards Kumbakarna’s chamber with the idea of waking him up from his long hibernation! It is a known fact that Kumbakarna is asleep most of the time and it requires a special effort to wake him up from his deep slumber! What happens next? What is Kumbakarna going to do if he wakes up? The action continues in the next episode!

Published by Dr. Jeayaram

Holds a PhD in Management Psychology from Universite Paris Saclay, Paris, France. Also an Asst. Professor of Human Resources management at International School of Business & Media, Pune, India. A professional South Indian classical musician (singer) performing concerts. Through this blog, I'm trying to bring out the richness of Indian culture & values and I request your support and feedbacks in making this humble effort a success!!

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