RamaayN by Valmiki 31
Ram – Rajya
Ram led a lonely and painful life.
He was a man of principles. He never accepted or implemented anything less than hundred percent.
He was a ruthless king.
He cared happy, healthy, rich, principled and trouble free life for the people of his kingdom.
Men, women, and children all enjoyed equal rights there. Even animals had right to go to the king and complain if any injustice was done to them. They were heard by the king with equal attention as human beings and culprits were punished accordingly.
People followed Varnashram dharma. If anybody failed to do so, he\she was ruthlessly dealt with.
Nobody dared to commit theft or anything which lowered high standards of morality fixed by the king.
He led value – oriented kingdom with respect to the great traditions, his ancestors followed.
Ram had distributed his large kingdom into various parts for better administration.
Two mighty and noble sons of Bharat, Taksha and Pushkal were the kings of Takshshila and Pushkalvati.
Two sons of Laxman, Angad and Chandraketu ruled Karupath and Chandrakanta independently.
Shatrughna and his sons looked after Madhupuri and other states.
They were independent to take decisions and implement them for the betterment of living standard of their people and to maintain law and order, but they all were answerable to Ram if situation demanded.
Kush ruled south Kosal and Lava, north Kosal.
Ram-rajya was the symbol of high value system oriented kingdom.
It was rich, happy, healthy and evil free.
Ram was more a caring father than the king of his people.
However, there are a few actions of Ram for which he was criticized.
He killed Shambuk, ruthlessly, only because he was a shudra and was performing penance to achieve divinity and to go to heaven physically.
The way he treated Sita, was never approved by people.
(Inspired by Valmiki)