We all must be aware of the origins of the Diwali festivities. Diwali or Deepawali is celebrated to
Long long ago in Kosala, there lived a king called Dasharath with his three queens- Kaushalya, Kaike
In another kingdom called Mithila, lived King Janak & Queen Sunayana. They found a baby in a fur
When Ram and Lakshman came of age, King Dashrath sent them to Sage Vishwamitra, to learn kingship an
As the years went by, Sita attained marriageable age. Kings were invited to a ‘swayamvar’, or a comp
But Ram not only lifted the bow effortlessly, he also broke it while trying to string it. Ram won Si
Soon after, Dashrath decided to name Ram as his successor. But Queen Kaikeyi, influenced by her evil
That’s because she wanted her own son, Bharat, to rule instead. But Bharat refused to take Rama's pl
Ram journeyed with Sita and devoted brother Lakshman. And they reached Panchavati forest. There lurk
Charmed by the handsome brothers, she tried to kill Sita. But Lakshman cut off her nose and ears.
When the news reached Ravana, he was furious! To teach them a lesson, he decided to kidnap Sita. Rav
Maricha turned himself into a golden deer and roamed about Panchavati to lure Sita. She asked Ram to
While Lakshman was guarding Sita, he heard Ram’s cries from within the forest. But before setting ou
With Sita alone, Ravana could now carry out with his wicked plan. He disguised himself as a sage and
He begged for alms from Sita, who took kindly to the sage.
But as soon as she stepped out of the magical boundary...
Ravan changed back to the demon king. He dragged her into his flying chariot and took flight.
Sita’s cries and screams were heard by the vulture God Jatayu, who tried to fight off Ravan
But alas, Jatayu couldn’t stop him and was fatally wounded.
While looking for Sita, Ram and Lakshman met the monkey God Hanuman. Hanuman sought the brothers’ he
After becoming king, Sugriv sent out his monkey army in all four directions to search for Sita. But
Sita was in Lanka! But who would take Ram’s message to her? The mighty Hanuman volunteered, and he a
He flew over the ocean and reached Ashok Vatika, where Sita had been held captive.
He gave her Ram’s ring to comfort her.
He also wreaked havoc in Lanka, but was captured and produced before the demon king.
An angry Ravana decided to teach him a lesson. He set Hanuman’s tail on fire! But the monkey God man
Meanwhile, Ram had nearly reached Lanka. Only the ocean lay in front of him. The monkey army laid pe
Ram crossed over. Ravana’s brother Vibhishan offered to help Ram’s army.
At one time during the battle, Lakshman got seriously injured and lay dying.
Only a rare herb called Sanjivani could save him, which Hanuman set off to get. The rare herb was on
Good finally triumphed when Ram killed Ravana and made Vibhishan the king of Lanka.
Ram and Sita were reunited.
The three returned home, to Ayodhya. And Ram was made King.
The entire kingdom celebrated their homecoming by lighting earthen lamps and bursting crackers! Ever