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The Ramayana

Long ago in the far off land of Ayodha a boy was born. His name was Rama, son of King
Dasartha. As he was growing up he met a young girl. Thefirst time he saw her he was stunned by
her beauty; it was love atfirst sight. Her name was Sita. The ended up getting married; there was
a big elaborate ceremony. The person who married her had to bend a bow. Not only did Rama
Bend it but he broke it. As the years went by they had a happy life
King Dasaratha was getting old and wanted to chooses his son Rama as his heir. His wife
Kaikeyi asks that he appoint another son Bharata, instead. Kaikeyi pleads that he owes her two
favors, and she feels that something bad would happen to her if he doesn’t crown Bharata king
and send Rama to the forest for fourteen years. The king hesitated but agreed, so Rama goes with
his beautiful wife, Sita, and his brother Laksmana, leaving their riches to live a simple life.
In the forest the three meet the demoness Surpanakha who falls in love with Rama. Rama
doesn;t pay attention to her advances and Laksmana hurts her. She runs away to her brother
Ravana, ruler of the island kingdom of Lanka. After hearing Surpanakha’s report of the beauty of
Sita, Ravana decides that he wants Sita as his own wife and changes himself into in wandering
holy man to find her in the forest. When Rama and Laksmana are not paying attention, Ravana
Sita cries and wishes for Rama in Ravana’s garden in Lanka, while Rama and Laksmana
try to get the help of Hanuman, the monkey king, to help them find her. Hanuman, able to make
himself big or small, starts his search for Sita by taking a giant step to the Island of Lanka.
Carrying Rama’s ring he finds Sita and tells her he is Rama’s messenger. Sita is very happy, but
Hanuman is caught and Ravana sets Hanuman’s tail on fire. Hanuman escapes and sets the island

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