Each of us unconsciously make nearly 35,000 choices each day. That's a rough 2000 choices every waking hour. You deciding to even land on my podcast involved a small set of choices too... While we're constantly deciding what to do... Do we really have time to think if they're right or wrong? How can you know what's right or what's wrong? This is where my curiosity towards Dharma started... Our elaborately written scriptures have laid out ways we could live our life to the full extent, whilst following Dharma. Many quickly mistake following Dharma, to the equivalent of being superstitious, or meant for the older generations. But I've come to realize that's probably not the case... Its for each and every one of us born as humans.In this podcast, I will try and pick the brains of those very wise people who have spent a major part of their lives learning these scriptures. People who are better well versed in Dharma than I am. I'm aiming at exploring the practical applications of Dharma to our life.Please join me in this journey and give me your precious inputs so lots of others out there can learn and live better fulfilled and happier lives.
027: Rama and Seetha's Pattabhishekam
Rama Returns back to Ayodhya and Maharishi Vasishta advices he get coronated immediately.
Rama agrees and All brothers, Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna along with Vibheeshana and Sugreeva are finally have managala Snaana. Rama and Sita get Coronated in a great celebratory event.
Don’t miss out the phalashruthi this great epic and story offers for all who listen to it. With folded hands, I Thank all who took the interest to listen.
Jai Sri Rama
026: Rama kills Ravana
Ravana brings twice as much army with him. A war like no one can ever imagine takes place between Rama and Ravana..
Rama cuts off the head of Ravana 101 times.. hoping he would give up the fight and surrender. Finally, when clear that Ravana wouldn’t budge, Rama kills Ravana. He falls to the earth.
Gods including Bramha and Shiva shower blessings from the sky. Everyone is rejoicing the death of Ravana
Mandodari, wife of Ravana comes to the battle field and sheds lots of tears. She understands that Rama is Vishnu himself. Vibheeshana takes her back to the palace. All the last rites are done for Ravana.
Garuda comes and sprays Amruta because of which all the dead monkeys come back to life. A few Rakshasas come back to life too but would be better people under the king Vibheeshana
A voice from the sky calls Rama. Rama immediately identifies his father Dasharatha who was like a God. Dasharatha is very happy and offers a boon. Rama asks for forgiveness for their mother Kaikeyi and Bharatha.
Sita was brought. To stop the stampede, Rama asks Sita to walk down so everyone can have a glimpse of her. Rama asks her to take a test of fire. She does Agni pravesham and comes out successful.
Vibheeshana offers his pushpaka vimaana to take Rama back to Ayodhya quickly.
025: Kumbhakarna enters the Battle field
Kumbhakarna is woken up from his sleep for the sake of war. He creates a havoc amongst Rama’s army. Literally scooping up the monkeys and eating them or crushing hundreds under his feet. After speculating on what’s the best way to deal with such a huge enemy, Rama decides to tear him apart, part by part.
Ravana is feeling the heavy loss of his brother kumbhakarna and is loosing his confidence when Indrajit, the ever powerful son of Ravana steps in to help his dad.
Indrajit puts the entire army to sleep so he could buy time to do his Nikumbini yaaga, which would ensure he’s never defeated.
Lakshmana’s sleep is causing his heart rate dip to dangerous levels. Hanuman manages to wake up Rama who gets immediately worried about Lakshmana. The doctor from Rama’s kingdom, Sushena is brought in to treat Lakshmana. Sushena says the only way to save Lakshmana now, is to treat him before sunrise with a herb that’s available only in Himalayas
Hanuman flies to the Himalayas and brings in the mountain with the life saving herbs. Sushena wastes no time and treats Lakshmana who immediately recovers.
Vibheeshana urges that Lakshmana has very less time remaining to kill Indrajit as only a person who hasn’t slept for 14 years is able to kill Indrajit. Without wasting a second, despite his weakness from recovery, Lakshmana goes to the secret place where Indrajit’s yaaga is going on. They have a fearceful war and Lakshmana finally manages to kill Lakshmana.
Ravana is broke. He’s unable to accept his son is lost too. He finally decides to go in to the war himself with the reserve army.
Rama is unstoppable. He exhibits the peak of his valour, destroying crores and crores of Ravana’s army single handedly.
024: Birth of Ravana explained
After talks with Angada failed, The war was inevitable. One of the major trouble for Ravana’s army is that the army on the other side is a completely untrained army whose main weapons were nails and teeth.
For the first 3 days, Ravana’s army was winning. On day 3, Indrajeet launches the Nagaastra. The snakes released from the weapon paralyses the entire Rama’s army. Seetha is brought to the battlefield to see Rama in the state. She’s distraught at the sight and is not able to fogive herself. Vibheeshana’s wife informs Sita that its not reality.
Majestic Garuda enters the battlefield and scares away all the snakes. Hanuman informs the recovered Rama that Sita was here. Rama strings his bow to generates the sound to ensure Sita he was alright.
Ravana was shocked to see they were alright now. Ravana enters the battlefield on Day 5 of the battle. Rama manages to Everything Ravana was wearing. His chariot, armour, crown and everything including his footware. Rama allows Ravana to leave the battlefield, rest and come back the next day.
Ravana’s ego is severely hurt. He’s unable to sleep for the night and decides to wake up his brother Kumbhakarna. Despite knowing that waking Kumbhakarna would mean his untimely death, Ravana decides to go ahead and take his help in the war.
Loads of different ways are engaged to wake up Kumbhakarna who finally does wake up for the smell of food.
023: Rama Sethu built to Lanka
After Vibheeshana’s Pattabhisheka, they decide that the best route to reach Lanka along with the huge army is to build a bridge across. Vibheeshana suggests its Rama’s turn to do Sharanagati to the sea God. Despite waiting for 3 days, nothing happens. Rama gets angry on Samudra, the God of sea and gets ready to leave an arrow to dry up the entire sea. Samudra appears immediately and asks sorry as he was too scared to come out.
Samudra suggests Rama and his army could bring in stones for the bridge. He would make sure they’d never sink. He also advises that Nala, the son of Vishwakarma has mastery in building bridges and so he take the lead in planning and building it.
The bridge gets build in 5 days. The entire Army now reaches the shores of Lanka at astonishing speed.
Ravana and Indrajeet are beyond surprised at the feat Rama and his army achieved. But still in denial mode.
Angada is sent as one last messenger to check if Ravana was to change his mind. But that never happened. Angada returns back. War is now unavoidable.
022: Vibheeshana's Sharanaagati to Rama
In this part, Yuddha Khanda starts. Rama along with Sugreeva, Jambavanta, Hanuman etc were discussing on the stratergy to reach Lanka asap. Rama wakes up very early next morning and starts walking towards the sea closest to reach Lanka. They take 5 days in total.
Meanwhile in Ravana’s court, Ravana and his ministers are speculating on what if more such monkeys land on Lanka.. would they really be able to handle? Kumbhakarna advices Ravana should not have taken Sita this far. VIbheeshana adds his observations and criticizes Ravana for abducting Sita. He insists Ravana approach Rama, make friends with him and return Sita with great respect.
Ravana is angered by Vibheeshana’s statements. Indrajeet criticizes his uncle to be a coward. Ravana ends up kicking his own brother. VIbheeshana immediately leaves the court and heads towards Rama along with 4 of his trusted friends.
Vibheeshana reaches the shores of the sea where Rama and his army are camped. He requests the monkeys to inform Rama of his arrival and that he’s willing to help Rama. Despite lots of opposing suggestions, Rama takes Hanuman’s advice and accepts friendship with Vibheeshana.
Rama also coronates Vibheeshana as the King of Srilanka