Episode 306 – Lord Rama, Sita & Lakshmana reach Sage Bharadwaaja’s Ashram!!!

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In the previous episode we had witnessed that the Pushpaka Vimaana has started its journey towards Ayodhya with Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, all the Vaanaras and along with Vibhishana and Co. The Vimaana makes its journey through various geographical locations through which Lord Rama and Lakshmana had strolled their way in search of Sita. Eventually, as the Vimaana crosses over the “Ram-Sethu” Bridge, Lord Rama explains its significance to Sita and requests her to bless it with her merciful eyes. As Mother Sita blesses it, the Ram-Sethu Bridge is believed to be a place that washes away all the sins of devotees who throng to take bath in the holy water surrounding it. This is why even today this place is worshipped in a huge scale by all the Hindus.

Now moving on, as the Vimaana passes through Kishkinta, Sugriva has a wish that all his remaining counterparts and his wives should also join the group so as to witness Lord Rama’s coronation at Ayodhya. Accordingly with Rama’s approval, the Vimaana stops at Kishkinta for a few seconds and all the remaining Vaanaras and Sugriva’s wives Ruma and Taara also gets in. All of them are so eager to see who this Sita is. It is to be noted here that none of them have seen Mother Sita till date, although they’ve heard about her innumerable times. Thus, they are all so eager to see who this woman is, and how does she look like.

As they have a look at Mother Sita, they’re astonished by her unique beauty and get mesmerized completely. They are completely awestruck by Sita’s appearance!

Now the Vimaana again commences its journey and finally lands at Sage Bharadwaaja’s ashram. As the Vimaana lands down, all of them deplane from it and now Rama calls a meeting with Hanuman and discusses the way forward. Rama tells Hanuman, “Oh Hanuman! In close proximity to this place is Shringiberapuram, which is the capital of Guha. Fourteen years back I had assured Guha that I would come back to his place and announce my arrival! Hence I need to go there along with Sita and Lakshmana to visit Guha! He would be eagerly waiting for me!”

Lord Rama continues further upon pointing out to the city of Ayodhya from a distance, “Oh Hanuman! Look over there! That is my father’s kingdom – The great Ayodhya city! All of us are going to reach Ayodhya in a short time from now!”

As Rama and Co. reach Sage Bharadwaaja’s ashram by now, Sage Bharadwaaja is so eager to listen to Rama’s fourteen-year experience in the forest. Thus, Rama starts to explain the whole set of events, however he is always having the fear at the back of his mind that Bharata is eagerly waiting for his arrival at Ayodhya. Hence he keeps it short and crisp.

As the conversation gets over, Rama is about to take leave from there, but before he could start, Sage Bharadwaaja requests Rama to stay in the ashram for a night and then leave for Ayodhya! Being a great Sage, Rama could not deny his request and he decides to stay back. However Rama decides to send Hanuman again as his messenger to go to Bharata to inform him of his arrival!

What does Hanuman say to Bharata? Is Bharata ready to listen to Hanuman? Let us wait till the next episode eagerly to witness Rama’s successful return to Ayodhya!! 🙂

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 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Kerala, 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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