|When Hanuman returned home Ram was so pleased that he hugged him like a
brother. He had found Sita.But
the was one little problem.
|How would the
monkey army cross the sea?
They decided to build a bridge that would reach the shores of Lanka.
Monkeys of all sizes scrambled to
collect branches, stones and large boulders and dragged them to the shore and piled
them one on top of the other in the sea.
In five days the bridge was
finished. Ram, Laxman, and Sugreeva led the monkey army across the bridge to Lanka.
Ravan's army was waiting for
them. It was an army made from
The monkeys hurled trees and
stones at the demons and fought with their teeth and claws
decided that it was time for him to join the fight. All his brave generals and warriors
had been defeated. Ravan put on his armour.
Wearing dazzling armour made of solid gold and
precious jewels, Ravan mounted his chariot drawn by four magnificent black horses. With
his ten heads and countless arms Ravan attacked.
The monkey folk attacked the terrible demon, but their
stones and boulders rolled off his body like water off a ducks back. Laxman rushed
forward to help his monkey friends, but Ravan wounded him with a powerful thunderbolt.
told Ram that they knew of some herbs that could save Laxmans life.
Hanuman to the rescue. He was swift as
the wind and flew up into the air and disappeared in the direction of the Himalaya
When Hanuman landed on the mountain, he found a million
different kinds of herbs. He had no idea which were the right ones that would save
Hanuman knew that the only thing he could do was to pick up
the whole mountain and take it back to Laxman.
Hanuman returned to Lanka with the mountain in the
palm of his hand, the monkey folk made a medicine out of the herbs gave it to Laxman. It
worked like magic and Laxman was made better.
Ram decided that it was time
that he took on the terrible Ravan in battle.
|Ravans twenty arms
swung their weapons all at the same time! Every time Ram managed to cut off one of
Ravans heads, another one would grow in its place. The monster seemed
Finally, Ram hurled his weapon
with all his might at Ravan. A deafening roar was heard as the the mighty Ravan was
Ram sent Hanuman to Sita to tell her the good
Ram needed Sita show that
she still loved him
and only him.
to Laxman and told him to build a fire.
She told Ram,
that to prove her love she would walk through the fire that Laxman built, and if she was
not loving then the flames would burn her.
Sita calmly walked into the flames. The crowd gasped with
horror as the flames wrapped around Sita.
But a few moments later the people gave a sigh of relief as
Sita walked out of the flames, not a hair on her head was harmed.
Finally the fourteen
long years were over and Ram, Sita and Laxman were ready to return to Ayodhya.
Bharat was overjoyed when he heard the news.
When Rama, Sita and Laxman entered the gates of Ayodhya, a
cheer went up from the crowds. The brothers were so pleased to see each other
Ram gave Sita with a beautiful pearl necklace .
the pearls to Hanuman to say thank you for all he had done. Hanuman was thrilled to have
such a gift
At last Rams coronation was
The gods smiled down on the new king of Ayodhya.
From then on prosperity and happiness reigned in the land.