RamaayaN by Valmiki -13
What this war was for?
This was not a war only for the rescue of a woman named Sita from Ravan. If at all it had involved only a wife of someone, it certainly had not constituted such type of cooperation of high souls at such a large scale. The physical Sita had turned into a symbol of those who were forcefully deprived from the rights of living respectful life with their heads high and to chose their own way of life without interfering in others individuality.
It was a war against the supremacy of physical force and devil mind operate by its own whims.
It was a war which took place to reestablish the powers of values and virtues over his anarchy of a whimsical mind which took others only a thing to be used.
Valmiki’s Ram is such a sensitive personality who reacts sharply where he finds others genuine rights in danger. He killed Vaali or injustice one by him to Sugreeva. Vaali not only debarred Sugreeva from all his rights only, but he also took away his wife for his own bed, forcefully.
Ram accepted Vibhishan, younger brother of Ravan, easily who did not agree to bow down before Ravanness.
… If this was not a war supported by high and natural values, it would have been impossible even for Hanuman to take such an unprecedented jump across the ocean;
..Constructing a bridge over the ocean would just have been a nonsense talk;
…carrying a huge part of a mountain from Kailas to Lanka to save Laxman by Hanuman was not possible if the war was not supported by strongest possible determination to finish the rule of evil forces which made others life impossible only for their pleasure;
…Sita is the symbol of unbending strength of character. She never recognized threatening of Ravan inspite of her being alone in Lanka;
..she could have gone back to Lanka sitting on the back of Hanuman, comfortably, but she chose to wait till Ram himself came to Lanka to finish the regime of terror in Lanka;
Ram is a great leader with deep insight and wisdom with unparallel strength of moral and physical capabilities to implement his determination over the powers of evil. He inspired his followers by his own examples. He had accepted exile for fourteen years only to save the respect of words of his father given to his younger mother Kaikeyee, who wanted Bharat, her own son to be the King of Ayodhya. Bharat never respected her choice and waited for his elder brother Ram for all the fourteen years to hand over his empire back.
Laxman, the younger brother of Ram, chose to go with Ram to jungle for all fourteen years as he never agreed with his father action. These are the great examples of strength of character which itself becomes a source of inspiration.
Hanuman is the most illustrious character of RamaayaN. Valmiki has covered maximum space to draw his impossible deeds. He is the son of God- wind. He is a scholar. He is wise. He is the ocean of strength. He is a loyal and dependable friend. He was offered a high ministerial post by Vaali, after depriving Sugreeva from all his rights and prohibited his entry into his territory; hanuman chose to be with Sugreeva. He always takes side of justice and goodness.
Hanuman achieved the status of God and worshipped by countless .He is immortal and many people claim o have seen him, including me.
Ravan stands nowhere in comparison to these personalities.
Ravan was a great warrior. He was a great scholar and poet who wrote a great poem like ‘Shiva – Tandava which is still liked by appreciators of great poetry. It is still recited in many Shiva temples daily with great respect. Ravan had mighty brothers like Kumbhakarn and wise brother like Vibhishan and a son like Meghanaad, famous as Indrajit. He had a charming wife like Mandodari. His mighty army was unbeatable, but he was finished by monkeys and bears for he was virtueless, mean minded, cruel and a tyrant.
The story of RamaayaN passes through many difficult turnings , at several important occasions even action of Ram is highly questionable but he does it everything objectively to re- establish high values at all costs.
Inspired by valmiki